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I have a lot of things I want to talk about, but nothing that suffices me making an entry. I sort of want to talk about how spectacularly ineffectual I have been since graduation, and I also sort of want to do a writeup of the all-night party, finally; and I also sort of want to talk about how First Class was the movie of my dreams, and how Young Justice will not stop Happening, and how I may or may not have a Teen Titans/Super 8 crossover now, and how artemisrampant linked me to that one Mark/Eduardo fic and it possibly literally killed me--

--I have a lot of issues with superheroes, you guys. It's kind of a problem.

...But I have no idea how to assemble any of those things into anything resembling coherence, so for now you get a meme. A delicious, delicious meme.

Comment with "Cheese, please!," and:

- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

My questions and answers from pyrasaur are below the cut!

The cut which is here. This is the cut to which I was referring.Collapse )


This is totally a real post, guys!

It is! Well, sort of. It might not be intelligible, really. But nothing I do is.

There's some amount of graduation rambling under here. I completely understand if you're not interested.Collapse )

Alsoooo! I know I still have that other meme to finish (which, I'm so sorry, I was honestly in the middle of lunch today when I was like WAIT FRICK I NEVER WROTE THOSE DRABBLES), and I will finish it, but. This is also a meme which I adore. And I've been feeling the love lately, so I think it's appropriate. Give me a pairing and I'll write a love note from one to the other!

Fun drabble meme!

Reposting from azelmaroark:

The first ten people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble(ish) of any pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. (Or not, if you don't want to; I'm not the Meme Police.)

Actual entries probably forthcoming, but for now, yes! Go! Request! Ask for whatever! I will write you something! Any kind of drabble you want girl, that's the drabble I'll write okay, I'm done.

"Shower, shower, I'm gonna take a shower!"

("Echo's looking forward to her shower! GOTTA MAKE MY MIND UP, WHICH SHOWER CAN I TAAAAAAAAAAKE?")

So sometimes having a perfect day makes everything else worth it. This was my Friday:

Bore witness to an epic rubber-band/meterstick showdown during physics. Listened to speeches. Talked. Ate Starbursts. Watched Stephen play Portal. Wrote fic. Listened to music. Talked. Wrote more fic. Bought prom tickets. Made a snack. Internetted. Watched Girlfriends, again. Partied, partied, yeah. Internetted. Ate more food. Watched Degrassi.

It's... not very exciting, I know. But I feel like I should keep this here for future reference, to remind myself that, yes, sometimes everything can go right.

(Not to mention the epic Exit 51 meeting yesterday. "Famous Potter doesn't know about Exit 51! That's because Exit 51... IS ON MARS!")

Things I Am In Love With:

1. Finnick Odair. So, okay, Hannah's been reading the Hunger Games. (Actually, Hannah had been reading the Hunger Games; she just finished Mockingjay a few days ago.) And she's been doing the same thing she did with Percy Jackson, where I read assorted random paragraphs over her shoulder and beyond that she keeps me posted on whatever's going on, and through all of this I have drawn one conclusion:

I love Finnick Odair.

Actually, not even that, because if this were just a list of things I love it would be a lot longer. Fine, then: I am in love with Finnick Odair. It's true. And it's ridiculous, because I've never even read the damn books and yet here I am, flailing wildly and thinking about Finnick ALL THE TIME. I just. as;dlkj what is wrong with me, I don't even.

2. The BTR fandom. I've maybe said this ninety-six times in the past few months, but you guys. YOU GUYS. I don't get actively involved in fandom too often, more due to my own morbid terror of human interaction than anything, but so far the Big Time Rush fandom-- or the LJ corner of it, at least-- has been just incredibly sweet and funny and unbelievably talented. There aren't any real ~ship wars~, no real ~drama~, and it's just... it's just fun, and it's awesome to be part of it. <3

(If anyone from bigtimerush or palmwoods is reading this, um, hi, hello, I'm sorry that I keep gushing about how amazing you guys are in a probably creepy fashion. I realize that I'm sort of cuckoo bananas but I promise I'm mostly harmless. *waves*)

3. Community. Can we talk about Community, you guys, please? Like, can we possibly discuss how Community went from a-show-that-I-watch-when-it's-on to possibly-my-favorite-part-of-the-one-block-of-television-I-consistently-watch? And can we discuss how I relate to Abed possibly more than any other character in existence, and can we discuss how completely in love with him Troy is, and can we discuss how Annie is adorable and Jeff is hilarious and how this show likes to make me cry even when it shouldn't? Because I think we need to do that.

(Relatedly, Parks and Rec is also amazing, and April and Andy are my favorite ever. :Dd)

4. Writing. I've actually started posting more fic, kind of recently-- a lot of it as a result of the aforementioned BTR fandom being so amazing-- and wow. Sometimes I angst about writing because it invades my brain and distracts me from real work and I never finish anything, but sometimes I get something done and I'm like oh, yeah, right. Because that feeling is the most amazing feeling.

5. Getting into klorbag varblernelking college. Ahaha, I sort of promised myself I wouldn't be the I GOT INTO COLLEGE girl, but I. I got into college. It's kind of amazing, you guys.

And, why not, let's do this meme! Leave me a character, and I will answer the following. (Probably.)

1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her.
2) Is he/she important to the general plot?
3) Can you relate to this character at all? Does he/she grip you emotionally?
4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?
5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by his/her relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)
6) Is there anything about the character you would change?
7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how would you see yourself interacting with him/her? Would you get along well? Fall in love with him/her? Dislike? Have a friendly rivalry?
8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?
9) Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about this character (if you dislike) to someone new to fandom?
10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?

My life:

Tonight I went to Frolics, and the entire senior class proceeded to remind me that we have twenty days of high school left, you guys, I do not even.

And then in the car on the way home, Mount Holyoke sent me an email saying that my application status was now online. And... then I didn't tell anyone, and waited for an agonizingly long time to get home so I could check. AND THEN I GOT IN, and they also offered me twenty thousand dollars a year. And that's. I'm. That's.


(ETA: Oh, yes, I also signed up for help_japan here, if anyone's interested!)

In Which I Rant Briefly About Degrassi

Dear Bianca DeSousa:

Oh, you're "not like [Drew's] judgy friends," huh? So I guess that, you know, publicly humiliating one of your peers just because he was transgendered and then proceeding to out him to the entire school and get him thrown though a glass door wouldn't qualify as "judging" anyone in your book? Let me make this very clear: you are a disgusting bigot, and until you apologize-- legitimately apologize, and acknowledge that what you did was cruel, and wrong, and horrifying-- you will never be anything but a disgusting bigot. And Drew-- I have nothing to say to you anymore. Please leave.

...When did I start to take this show seriously, guys? What happened? (Also, who frigging misses Marco and Paige and Alex? Because I do. Also also, who is incredibly psyched for Fitz to come back and just ~stand dramatically~ in front of Eli's car and on Clare's doorstep and anywhere else he can look menacing? Because I so am.)

Man, this is so irrelevant to almost everyone. I'm sorry. XD


I'm on vacation! Let's do a meme!

Ask me for my top five anything and I'll tell you. Top five fandoms, top five superheroes, top five Ouran episodes, top five books, top five pizza toppings, WHATEVER. Let it be known that 1) if you ask me for something silly I will probably give you a very serious answer, 2) if you ask me for something serious I will probably give you a very silly answer, 3) I have a tendency to rant forever about things I care about, and 4) I also have a tendency to agonize about this kind of thing. But if you're okay with that, then go ahead!


...*waves awkwardly*

Do you know what I'm really bad at, LJ? Not disappearing for months at a time. Seriously. Hi there, internet, I'm Echo. And I... am not very good with staying on top of anything. Including journal updates.

BUT I'M BACK NOW! Hopefully for a longer length of time than before! Man, I can't even remember what happened since I last updated. I don't really want to talk about my ~college search~ process, because it's stressful, and I don't find it interesting because I'm busy being distracted by boy bands. Liiike a twelve-year-old. Oh yes, COLLEGE HERE I COME. <3

Other than that? I went to Disney/Universal a few weeks ago, and ASLD;KFJS;LKFDJ Harry Potter; failed at NaNo again, but I'm actually planning to keep this project going this time; went to Wizard World New England in October and am currently planning for PAX East and Anime Boston; and in general my life is pretty much the same as ever. (Better than last year, though, which is a start.)

...Oh yeah, and I'm a senior now? Which is. We're more than halfway through the year and I'm still not quite sure that's true. Everyone keeps telling me it is, though, so? But otherwise things are the same. I disappear for absurd lengths of time, I make random nonsensical updates. It's cool. Hopefully I will have actual entries coming in the future, but until then! Hi, LJ. Hope you didn't miss me too much.


How to Have a Perfect Weekend:

--Play the piano while no one's around to hear you.
--At least an hour of Guitar Hero. Maybe two.
--Watch the new Big Time Rush with your sister and your dog.
--Catch up on Psych; observe much sexy karate and Lassie and Gus tapdancing and a crazy hot lab assistant named Tanya who is, basically, the same as your Tanya, oh god Psych what is this.
--Watch an episode of Brotherhood you've been waiting for.
--Maybe (possibly) fall a little bit in love with Ed/Ling.
--Assemble a fanfiction meme instead of sleeping, and remember why you love fic so much.
--Realize that your favorite Ouran fic ever has a sequel now, and read it at two in the morning with vague and futile attempts not to make terrible emotional Ouran-ish choking noises.
--Send fic to artemisrampant and fall asleep around 3:30 waiting for her reply.
--Wake up at 8:30 the next morning after some very strange dreams, realize your room is bright and the window is open and it's not worth the effort to go back to sleep, and have the house to yourself for two glorious hours.
--Spend the entire day magnificently tormented by images of droplets of water between Tamaki's shoulderblades, and humming Tsumetai Yoru to yourself, and repeating the phrase "galaxy-drowning love" over and over and over.
--Stand on top of the tallest rock in Stage Fort Park and sing Into the Fire and God Knows as loud as you feel like it.
--Eat a frigging goddamn delicious burger, CHRIST.
--Think too much and too little. Don't worry.

INTERNET, MY LOVE, I HAVE RETURNED TO YOU. Well, I wasn't really gone, as most of you know, but YEAH. LJ-POSTING. IT HAS BEEN A WHILE. Real life kind of... generally didn't go well, for a while there-- ask me if you're hugely curious, but it's really not that interesting. HOWEVER, it is summer now (thank god), and so I can tell you all stories about what has happened with my summer-type activities!

--krhenrick and x_crying_wolf_x and I beat Trauma Team! OBVIOUSLY THIS IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO BE LISTED FIRST YES. Honestly, though, not only is it by far the best game in the series, but it fixes pretty much all the problems I had with the previous entries. Well, not really "problems" exactly, but the thing about Trauma Center is I like the conceit, and it's always fun to play with friends, but it's more than a little ridiculous. And unlike Phoenix Wright, which takes the ridiculousness and runs with it (and gives you a hugely engaging cast of characters to boot), Trauma Center takes itself intensely seriously. TT doesn't do away with that entirely (I'm looking at you, Naomi, though it's somewhat more forgivable with forensics), but it's not afraid to have fun and to actually be funny on its own terms. Also, it's not afraid to give its characters actual personalities. AND OH MY GOD TRAVIS WILLINGHAM

--chevy_the_geek and I went to Canobie Lake and talked to a coconut. This is totally normal behavior I don't know what you're talking about.

--AVPS EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE~ :DDDDDD Watched it with krhenrick, artemisrampant, the_binksdance, spinners_grove, chevy_the_geek, hey_lookit, stella_muse, Andrea and Allie over artemisrampant's house and it was GLORIOUS. Possibly even better than the first, though goodness were we terrifying about it. THE FANGIRL SQUEALS BROKE SOUND BARRIERS, I AM PRETTY SURE but ffffff I wouldn't have wanted to watch it any other way.

--And then artemisrampant and I saw Rent at the Rep in Portsmouth! I wasn't quite sure what to expect going in but YOU GUYS IT WAS FANTASTIC. I haven't seen Rent on an actual stage before-- I've seen the movie, and I've seen the filmed version of the last performance-- but fkfjdkfjslkdfj it was fantastic and riveting and beautiful and oh god you guys, oh god. What You Own is one of the most intense things I've ever seen EVER, OH GOD. This has kind of become my Official Headcanon Cast, you guys. (Also, I went home and wrote some terribly silly Mark!fic immediately afterwards yessssss)

--We went into Salem for thepov's birthday and that was an awesome time as well! We saw Inception, which I loveded, and I ate a delicious crepe, which I also loveded, and we went into Harrison's and somehow I bumped into the right clerk because he showed me pretty much EVERY SINGLE SOUL EATER THING YOU COULD EVER WANT IN THE WORLD. I was v. depressed that I didn't have enough money to buy everything because eeee eeeeee eeeeeeee <3333333

--And, you know. Lots of hanging around the house and hanging out with others &etc. &etc. ALSO LOTS OF DEGRASSI, AS chevy_the_geek WILL ATTEST


I haven't been quite as productive as I've been meaning to be, but somehow I am finding myself not minding. XD

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