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Who knew? [Nov. 6th, 2008|04:00 pm]
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Wow, THIS journal still exists? Well, I'll be darned. There's no reason NOT to use it, after all.

I'll make this my lighthearted casual journal. Yessir.

So, how was everybody's Halloween?
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Finished Badges! [Jul. 24th, 2005|03:21 pm]
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There we go :)
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Badges For MFM 2005 [Jul. 23rd, 2005|04:36 pm]
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More coming soon.
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Singing like Harlequim!+ [Jul. 13th, 2005|09:14 pm]
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http://merryjest.furtopia.org/Arlequin.mp3 here's a little recording of the vocal progress I've made :P
As for the high note.. well, it's part of the progress I'm making with Konstantin. I'm losing my fear of just letting it go. And you'll probably notice I haver a greater volume.

This is the ending of Harlequim's aria, from the opera "Li Pagliacci", and I know a certain friend of my mate will love it ;)
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Missives to my Wolf: Monday [Jun. 13th, 2005|02:28 pm]
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My dear wolfie, today is another short day: After Friday, I've given my voice a rest. My first class with Maestro Simonian at the conservatory will be on Thursday, so that gives me two extra days to prepare what arias I want to sing for him. I think "Un'aura amorosa" is a good first... no Rossini yet, though. Well, maybe, but only if he asks for it... I don't feel confident doing the whole aria just yet, there is one section where the colorattura gets very.. specific and the intervals have to be just perfect, which means spending at least an hour on each module until they're right-o perfect. At least by my standards.

Today I'm also going to give my voice a break: I didn't sleep well last night- had too much on my mind, as I was writing. But tonight I shall go to bed early, despite my dislike for such practices (too much to do, too much to do) as you well know.

Well, that's not true. I'll practice. A little. It's hard to contain myself , though, I usually turn a little practice into a full-fledged one which can be bad if I haven't slept well-- because my voice doesn't have that much stamina on a sleep-deprived schedule, as you know.

There aren't any good movies down here-- we've seen all of them so far. Saturday at the beach we were completely desperate, so we went to see... MR and MRS. Smith.

I have to say, it wasn't nearly AS bad as I thought it would be. It just wasn't good. Or passable.

But hey, scantily-clad Brad Pitt can make any bad movie at least partially worthwile. To make it entirely worthwhile he'd have to do away with the underwear.

I'm kidding, of course. I just had to switch my brain off during the whole thing. Although I couldn't help but notice that there were scenes in which Jolie The Lip had freshly injected collagen into those two clappers of hers and she looked like she had been punched by a brick, whereas in other scenes they had deflated. I wonder why women must ruin their perfectly fine lips to look like their mouths have been ravaged by a brick wall? I mean... she looked like she french-kissed bees!

Oh, I managed to refine Maus-- I'm refining the sketches in order, and I did a lot of sketches on Maus' new look.. unfortunately all on paper and I dont have a scanner, but I may be able to solve the problem soon and show it to you. After Maus I'm moving over to Gmork, then to Lynn and finally Softpaw.

I have to go, I'm sorry I had to log on so early today when you were out, but I didn't have much time to do it in the afternoon, as I have a doctor's appointment. But I'll be around tomorrow!

I love you, fuzzy. Thank you for everything you do,
Take good care of yourself, and I will see you online soon!
Your Tiger!
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Any Help? [May. 22nd, 2005|03:18 am]
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I'm looking for an online version of the medieval text by Andreas Capellanus, The Art of Courtly Love- originally called "DE ARTE HONESTE AMANDI". I can't seem to find the full version of the book anywhere, and I am sure there MUST be. I had the texts for my research on Eleonor of Aquitany back in college... but it's gone and I can't find it anywhere.
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Just because Dat was curious... [May. 21st, 2005|11:32 am]
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[1] Total number of films I own on DVD/video:
About 20

[2] The last film I bought:
"Matilda"

[3] The last film I watched:
"Solitaire", my wolf acted in it!

[4] Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me:
That mean a lot... sheesh...
- Amelie
- Antonia's Line
- Into the woods, because Sondheim is ten times better than Webber
- A very long engagement
- Restoration

[5] Finally, tag five people to do this meme:

-Karol ;)
-Shale
-Xander
-Softpaw
- VERO!!!!
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WTF? [May. 21st, 2005|02:37 am]
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I can no longer play MS-DOS programs because every time I try to, i get :

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem
path to the program that you are trying to start or install
C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
Although you may be prompted to quit the program or ignore the error message, either selection makes the program quit.

The problem solution is found here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767#kb2

I tried it yesterday and it did work. But today... it has happened again. Did the newly-modified autoexec and config get overwritten, AGAIN? and if so, what the hell is doing this every time the machine is booted up?

Here's the even more interesting thing: It only works with NEW MS-DOS based games that I am trying to install (such as Gemfire, a recent addition to www.abandonia.com).. all my old ones such as Princess Maker 2, Master of Magic, Albion or Alter Ego work just fine.

Puzzling.

Incidentally: Windows XP Pro.
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Sights from ACEN [May. 20th, 2005|02:36 am]
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I saw this at ACEN:


(From Agius' gallery)

It's Pepsiman!

And apparently, he doesn't wear any underwear >_>



Chrono and Lucca also showed up. I forgot to ask Chrono just how much Vidal Sassoon was required to keep the bouncy-yet-spikey look.



... I think this whole YATTA thing has gone too far...
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The worst singer. ever. [May. 20th, 2005|01:16 am]
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Ladies and gentlemen... I give you...

Natalia Andrade, the WORST singer who ever lived.

Whenever I need to feel good about my singing, I just listen to this woman and realize that, no matter how bad a day it is... it can never get as bad as that.
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