Feb29th Post: The Day in the Life of the One Called Me


You may or may not know, but apart from the fact that it’s an additional day to the month, February 29 is significant to a lot of people. Those who have access to the internet, particularly, and of those mostly are bloggers. (Here’s to hoping that Sherlock’s blogger, Dr. John Watson, will partake in this event as well.)

To read more about the Feb29th, follow this link. The passage below is my contribution. Please read it with the voice of a slightly sarcastic, dry and better-than-thou viewpoint — to be fair, I am in the middle of watching the first season of House M.D., so the doctor’s personality has seeped off to me.

I blame osmosis, and therefore science.

Technically it’s still the 28th, but seeing as I’m going to be busy the whole day tomorrow with school and various relating works therein (homework, projects, playing nice-nice with teachers and classmates), I might as well get this over with.

On the 29th, as I’ve stated above, I’m going to be in school. I’ll (hopefully, if I remember to set the alarm) wake up at 7, be ready to leave by 8 and start lessons properly by 9. I’ll have English class first and talk about Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’, then I’ll have Statistics class and learn about Regression, whatever that is.

Break time is when I’ll settle myself in the Common Room and sneakily eat some sort of snack while I check my Facebook messages, Twitter updates and blog stats — and my email, if I have enough time.

After break I will have to endure an hour’s worth of Media class, where I’ll be subjected to talking about zombies and how interesting it is to make a film about them. Yay me. Good thing after that I have a solid block of Private Study, where I can read to my heart’s content… oh wait, don’t I have an interview after 12?

Yes. Yes, I do.

I think I’ll have to skip the latter half of Private Study, gather my things and casually stroll out through the school gates (with permission from the Higher Authorities, of course). I’ll most probably buy something to-go for lunch, but after that it’s free reign.

With the interview done, homework somewhat attempted and a research data compilation put off for the next day, I’m ready to actually start my day: Tumblin’ my way through the Sherlock, Harry Potter and Doctor Who fandom.

This is the life of the average me. A teenager. Female. Likes to call herself a nerd, but really it’s just the current label she’s obsessed about. Three years ago it was emo. Now? She’s just obsessing over male protagonists with high cheekbones.

Angst-y Contemplations


Ever fancied someone you know you shouldn’t?

It hurts, doesn’t it?

But it’s a good kind of hurt.

Particularly, this fancy of mine gives me hope that has nothing to do with romance and everything to do with the goodness of the world.

That’s why I’m only halfheartedly trying to move on. Because I want this little sliver of hope.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Down


Yes, I am alive. Life has just been so busy that I’ve found myself sprinting after it…

Anyway, this picture below — while not the best I’ve ever taken, seeing as I took it from my phone — is of the fountain found at my school. The first time I laid eyes on it, I was like wow. My old school never had anything like that in its grounds. And given that my school now is quite small, that’s saying something.

I pass by this fountain every time I leave the Common Room and go to form, my lessons or just — y’know — chillin’ around school. I don’t want to get into an entire explanation about the intricate foundation of this school, but the fountain is located an entire level lower than the main floors.

looking down into the fountain

You can totally see my reflection in the glass, but please ignore that. Focus on the nice fishies! M’kay?? Okay.

“Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars


Nobody was aware of this, but the last few days I’ve been in some sort of funk. This isn’t the first time I’ve been in a funk and I doubt it would be the last, but I really do hate being in said funk. I spend my days doing nothing, stuffing myself with sweets and reblogging on Tumblr like there’s no tomorrow.

Oh, and I read the off fanfiction every now and then.

I’m not saying I’m easily susceptible to funks, but it should be considered that as of the 11th of February, my school was out for a half-term break meaning no school, no set daily schedule and no actual work to do for good-for-nothing layabouts like meHence the funk — I like the work funk, don’t you?

Don’t get me wrong, the teachers assigned homework to be done, but who does that at home? That’s what free lessons and Private Study hours are for!

Anyway, the reason I find myself sinking into funks is because when I do eventually get out of them — and I do get out of them, believe me — whatever the reason I “get out” of it is well worth the trouble. The feeling is akin to being saved from drowning just when you feel like giving up. Or something like that, anyway.

I doubt I’m not explaining myself very well, am I? *le sigh* Either way, what took me out of this most recent funk was this:

There’s nothing like an upbeat, bubbly Swift song to bring someone out of a funk — oh wait, this song doesn’t sound very upbeat… or bubbly. In fact, it sounds a bit sad. Painful. Poignant. It reeks heavily of angst, which is understandable because it’s part of the upcoming Hunger Games movie soundtrack and from what I know of it, it’s very angst-y and full of young adult drama.

I wouldn’t know; I haven’t read the books.

And so I owe my current state of alertness to Ms Swift and the lovely couple from The Civil Wars. Thank you so much! Now I can concentrate on those math equation my teachers assigned to me — not!

Reblog all the gifs!!

Ginny Weasley, The Defense Of


I was reading an article a couple of nights ago about Ginny Weasley not being the right one for the Boy Who Lived, Chosen One, Guy Who Offed The One With No Nose et cetera, et cetera… Well, after reading it I was so hyped up about it that I *cough* casually wrote up this response instead of finishing up that research assignment I had due the next day.

Oh, but no worries. I finished that assignment in time! After I had searched within myself and found a means by which I could express my thoughts on the Harry/Ginny shipping. Cue the online rant!

I know there are a lot of people who hate Ginny — I think there are more Ginny haters than there are Ginny lovers, but either way I can see where each side of the competition is coming from. However, I really do believe that Harry belongs with GinnyIt’s what Rowling wanted, isn’t it?

Yes, she wasn’t featured much in the books. But the books are not a love story — one of the main themes might be love and its power to conquer evil, but it’s not a love story with mushy dates and passionate snog sessions. It’s about other things: love of friends, of family… of redemption, loss of innocence.

It could be argued that Hermione would go very well with Harry. I honestly think that this is just strongly influenced by the films; you can’t deny that Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have strong chemistry, and it doesn’t help that Yates is a Harmony shipper and disliked Hinny (I know, ridiculous ship name XD), but still Hermione chose Ron. Ron made her happy, not Harry. Besides, I think Harry would go bonkers with Hermione’s nagging and Hermione would drive herself mad with Harry’s roller coaster moods.

Hermione might have been there for Harry for all the hard times, but it wasn’t her who was able to put him in place when he was acting like a prat in OotP. Ginny did. Hermione simply didn’t understand how to get to him, no matter how much she tried.

Another argument is the possibility of Harry being pared with another character such as Cho or Luna. Well, Cho was a disaster, hung up as she was with Cedric. I can’t blame her for that since I do think she felt something for Harry; the timing was just wrong for the two of them. Harry wasn’t emotionally mature yet when they were dating, and she was still grieving. If they hadn’t dated in 5th year then perhaps something could have happenedafter the two of them got over their demons. Still, Cedric is still too big a factor to consider, though it could work since Angelina and George had Fred’s death to bind them along with their friendship. (I don’t mean to sound harsh, but it’s true.)

As for Luna, she’s more like the spiritual friend for Harry than anything. They both could see Thestrals and she helped him accept Sirius’ death, but Harry is too grounded a person to actually develop anything with Luna beyond their friendship. They went on a date, but that was just as friends. It shows how comfortable they are with each other, knowing that they could do on a dinner date without either of them confusing the situation as more than anything than friends going to a party together.

Just because Ginny was not mentioned in the books very much, doesn’t mean her personality is not right for Harry. There were many indirect characterizations through Harry’s experience with her family as well. Rowling herself made is so that Harry and Ginny were the only ones that Voldemort had possessed, binding them together. Ginny had won that Quidditch match against Cho, a symbolism of her being a better match for Harry. She might not be as smart as Hermione, but Harry isn’t looking for braniac intelligence for a match, just someone who can handle being with him when he’s in one of his moods. As for any inspiring advice, wasn’t it Ginny who said “…anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve?”

So yeah, I don’t mind the odd Harry/other character shipping every once in a while, but at heart I’m a strong Harry/Ginny shipper. They’re canon, and it’s slightly disrespectful to go against the author, don’t you think?

This was probably messy and my points were everywhere all at once, but in my defense it was written late at night and… yeah. That’s all I have. Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion, of course, but this is my view on the shipping.

Link to my favorite -- well, my only -- Harry/Ginny fanfiction website

How Nerdy Are You?


It’s late at night and I’m reluctant to a) finish the Media assignment that is due the next day, and b) I don’t really want to go to sleep yet. And so I took this quiz because frankly, I was curious as to how nerdy I am. This is my result:

I am nerdier than 73% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to take the Nerd Test, get nerdy images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!

Apparently, I am mid-rank nerd. Though a part of me feels this is true because I enjoy hanging outside the house for the most part, but most of the questions were pretty biased. They leaned more towards the studious computer geeks rather than the individuals who are enthusiastic for certain fandoms. I mean, I love the occasional Star Wars movie marathon, but that doesn’t mean I automatically know how to re-wire a computer (though I do know the basic gist of C++ and HTML).

I should really just embrace my uniqueness, really. Stereotyping, even if it’s my own person, is the wrong mindset.

(I still think I’m a nerd, though :P)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready

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It’s surreal to think that all my belongings — well, minus my books which I left back in the Philippines — could fit into six bags. These are all the things I had before moving in. I was all packed and ready to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS. That Hannah Montana  bag is not mine.