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Nov. 25th, 2001 03:17 pm
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Pff.

I've got a 350-word book report due tomorrow. Not a bad assignment, but I chose a very bad book to do. Ah well. Won't take too long.

I suppose I should give you my opinion of the Harry Potter movie.

It was good. Could've been better, but it was good, given that it was already two and a half hours long. I liked the slight change of the zoo scene, having Dudley fall into the snake's habitat as it left,then the glass coming back. Dudley deserved it. Especially book Dud;ey. Movie Susley was cruel, but wasn't given enough time onscreen to be as bratty or cruel as book Dudley.

I feel sorry for movie Neville. He was hardly there. He had his important part for getting points for the house cup, but the impact of it is somewhat lost when we don't know that he's dismal in all his classes and such. The only thing we know he's bad at is flying.

And Almost no actual learning was shown, and we don't even know what McGonagall teaches. That was kinda upsetting. I was looking forward to seeing the first-years starting to try magic and not really doing well, and I wasnted to see some of the stuff they did.

Snape's class was almost completely cut, so we didn't get much of Snape's... Snape-ness.

I thought quidditch was interesting in the books, but the movie showed me just why it's the big wizarding sport. I'd kill to play quidditch just once.

And Oliver Wood is hot! He's the first person to warrant fanboy reaction from me. And quite deservedly so, mind you. He's hot, has a Scottish accent, struggled to contain a bludger while in tight pants, thereby giving a nice view of his ass... etc.

But that's quite different from my Eric-hanyaan, so don't think I've given up there.

Back to the movie, they cut Hermione finding the right potions at the end. They compensated by slightly changing the devil's snare scene into a Hermione success worthy of 50 points, and moved the joke at Hermione's expence ("ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?") to one at Ron's expense. ("Good thing I didn't panic." Watch the movie if you don't understand.)

Voldemort tempting Harry was a good addition. Doesn't change the characters at all, but it show's Voldemort's evilness well.

I can't wait for the next movie. (And book.)

Oh yeah, I've still got the main reccurring theme stuck in my head. The movie had some very good music.

Also new in my life is my decision that as soon as my older brother goes to college, I'm going to come out at school. If he weren't in school now where the information would reach him, which I don't want it to do, seeing as how he's a somewhat bigoted bastard at times, I'd already be out.

I'm thinking band camp will be a good time, unless he goes to a college with a really late (relative) start of courses, like OSU. I'll at least have that weight off my chest. I'll probably still have the Eric thing, but at least people'll know I'm gay.

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Nov. 25th, 2001 03:17 pm
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Pff.

I've got a 350-word book report due tomorrow. Not a bad assignment, but I chose a very bad book to do. Ah well. Won't take too long.

I suppose I should give you my opinion of the Harry Potter movie.

It was good. Could've been better, but it was good, given that it was already two and a half hours long. I liked the slight change of the zoo scene, having Dudley fall into the snake's habitat as it left,then the glass coming back. Dudley deserved it. Especially book Dud;ey. Movie Susley was cruel, but wasn't given enough time onscreen to be as bratty or cruel as book Dudley.

I feel sorry for movie Neville. He was hardly there. He had his important part for getting points for the house cup, but the impact of it is somewhat lost when we don't know that he's dismal in all his classes and such. The only thing we know he's bad at is flying.

And Almost no actual learning was shown, and we don't even know what McGonagall teaches. That was kinda upsetting. I was looking forward to seeing the first-years starting to try magic and not really doing well, and I wasnted to see some of the stuff they did.

Snape's class was almost completely cut, so we didn't get much of Snape's... Snape-ness.

I thought quidditch was interesting in the books, but the movie showed me just why it's the big wizarding sport. I'd kill to play quidditch just once.

And Oliver Wood is hot! He's the first person to warrant fanboy reaction from me. And quite deservedly so, mind you. He's hot, has a Scottish accent, struggled to contain a bludger while in tight pants, thereby giving a nice view of his ass... etc.

But that's quite different from my Eric-hanyaan, so don't think I've given up there.

Back to the movie, they cut Hermione finding the right potions at the end. They compensated by slightly changing the devil's snare scene into a Hermione success worthy of 50 points, and moved the joke at Hermione's expence ("ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?") to one at Ron's expense. ("Good thing I didn't panic." Watch the movie if you don't understand.)

Voldemort tempting Harry was a good addition. Doesn't change the characters at all, but it show's Voldemort's evilness well.

I can't wait for the next movie. (And book.)

Oh yeah, I've still got the main reccurring theme stuck in my head. The movie had some very good music.

Also new in my life is my decision that as soon as my older brother goes to college, I'm going to come out at school. If he weren't in school now where the information would reach him, which I don't want it to do, seeing as how he's a somewhat bigoted bastard at times, I'd already be out.

I'm thinking band camp will be a good time, unless he goes to a college with a really late (relative) start of courses, like OSU. I'll at least have that weight off my chest. I'll probably still have the Eric thing, but at least people'll know I'm gay.

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Nov. 10th, 2001 08:57 am
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Band Apprecciation parties are fun! ^_^

Bowling and poeple and fun-ness...

And opportunities to glomp hanyaan-guy without him thinking anything of it.

Which I totally missed, but they were there. That's the important thing.

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Nov. 10th, 2001 08:57 am
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Band Apprecciation parties are fun! ^_^

Bowling and poeple and fun-ness...

And opportunities to glomp hanyaan-guy without him thinking anything of it.

Which I totally missed, but they were there. That's the important thing.

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Nov. 5th, 2001 09:31 am
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State's over.

We got a two.

A two is good, yes, but well... We've been getting ones since before I was born. Nobody really knows how to react yet, and we've had almost a day since it was announced. It's really kind of depressing.

Thenkfully, it's not pushing me back into my earlier depression. But...

At least next year, when I yell at freshmen to fix something small, I have a really good reason to, not just "It should be done because it's wrong."

I do feel a little sorry for next year's freshman though, because they're going to be pushed even harder than they would be in a normal year, and they'll have been told whay, but they won't really know, because they heven't been in band to know what state is like, and they won't know the feeling we got after getting at two after 17 years of ones. (Which is really hard to do, mind you. We're the only band in our class to have gotten 13 ones in the last 13 years. There are only full state records for the past 13 [now 14] years, so we can't compare farther back.)

Anyway, I'll just kinda... yeah.

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Nov. 5th, 2001 09:31 am
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State's over.

We got a two.

A two is good, yes, but well... We've been getting ones since before I was born. Nobody really knows how to react yet, and we've had almost a day since it was announced. It's really kind of depressing.

Thenkfully, it's not pushing me back into my earlier depression. But...

At least next year, when I yell at freshmen to fix something small, I have a really good reason to, not just "It should be done because it's wrong."

I do feel a little sorry for next year's freshman though, because they're going to be pushed even harder than they would be in a normal year, and they'll have been told whay, but they won't really know, because they heven't been in band to know what state is like, and they won't know the feeling we got after getting at two after 17 years of ones. (Which is really hard to do, mind you. We're the only band in our class to have gotten 13 ones in the last 13 years. There are only full state records for the past 13 [now 14] years, so we can't compare farther back.)

Anyway, I'll just kinda... yeah.

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Nov. 3rd, 2001 10:15 am
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*_* <--- Me, with residual pre-state band party happiness. It was really funn, can't really put it in words, though.

This year's party was a lot better than last years, cause there was actually stuff to do. Foosball, pool, Nintendo, there were people playing music with all the instuments that the people whose house it was' had. (Non-marching instruments, mind you. NOne of us are that big band geeks...) It was funn.

Then we went and made it "snow" at one of the band director's house. We had more'n two car trunks full of "snow." I say "snow" 'cause I feel like confusing those not privy to Perkins High School marching band tradition.

And hanyaan-guy was there, as well as people who share my sense of humor, so, um... yeah.

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Nov. 3rd, 2001 10:15 am
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*_* <--- Me, with residual pre-state band party happiness. It was really funn, can't really put it in words, though.

This year's party was a lot better than last years, cause there was actually stuff to do. Foosball, pool, Nintendo, there were people playing music with all the instuments that the people whose house it was' had. (Non-marching instruments, mind you. NOne of us are that big band geeks...) It was funn.

Then we went and made it "snow" at one of the band director's house. We had more'n two car trunks full of "snow." I say "snow" 'cause I feel like confusing those not privy to Perkins High School marching band tradition.

And hanyaan-guy was there, as well as people who share my sense of humor, so, um... yeah.

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Oct. 29th, 2001 07:24 am
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I'm better!

Not completely, but one-and-a-half-hours of new Escaflowne, plus an Academic Challenge party at which Monty Python and the Holy Grail is watched help a lot.

Academic Challenge parties are alyways fun. The whole goal of them, it seems, is to get everyone laughing. It was really funny hearing Kelly hiccup, because it's quite an original (and funny sounding) hiccup.

One of the benefits of new Escaflowne is that I can tell myself "I may be in bad shape, but I'm not Dilandau or (at the moment in the story) Van. And I'm much more stable."

Heh. At the football game, during fourth quarter, my band's percussion and the other band's percussion had some kind of percussion-off. It started with the cadences. We did better just by the fact that our cadence is longer and less repetitive, but I think we also played better. Then they did random little things (We so beat them at the quad thing.), and then we did our percussion feature, and it was all over. The non-percussionites there (about 3/4 of our non-percussion band; none of their non-percussion people came over... Who has the more supportive, family-like band?) were singing the pit part (bells, anything xylophone-looking), and the field percussion were doing all their visuals. And then there was the drum-to-drum. I don't think that the other band knew that was possible. There was more after that, but it was obvious who won.

It was fun.

But I was freezing my hands off. Nothing else of me was cold, but I couldn't feel my hands. Which is why I don't care that we lost, I was just glad that we got out of overtime, which up until the last minute or so, it looked like we were going into.

Plus, I hate football, so I don't really care that anyone won...

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Oct. 29th, 2001 07:24 am
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I'm better!

Not completely, but one-and-a-half-hours of new Escaflowne, plus an Academic Challenge party at which Monty Python and the Holy Grail is watched help a lot.

Academic Challenge parties are alyways fun. The whole goal of them, it seems, is to get everyone laughing. It was really funny hearing Kelly hiccup, because it's quite an original (and funny sounding) hiccup.

One of the benefits of new Escaflowne is that I can tell myself "I may be in bad shape, but I'm not Dilandau or (at the moment in the story) Van. And I'm much more stable."

Heh. At the football game, during fourth quarter, my band's percussion and the other band's percussion had some kind of percussion-off. It started with the cadences. We did better just by the fact that our cadence is longer and less repetitive, but I think we also played better. Then they did random little things (We so beat them at the quad thing.), and then we did our percussion feature, and it was all over. The non-percussionites there (about 3/4 of our non-percussion band; none of their non-percussion people came over... Who has the more supportive, family-like band?) were singing the pit part (bells, anything xylophone-looking), and the field percussion were doing all their visuals. And then there was the drum-to-drum. I don't think that the other band knew that was possible. There was more after that, but it was obvious who won.

It was fun.

But I was freezing my hands off. Nothing else of me was cold, but I couldn't feel my hands. Which is why I don't care that we lost, I was just glad that we got out of overtime, which up until the last minute or so, it looked like we were going into.

Plus, I hate football, so I don't really care that anyone won...

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Oct. 27th, 2001 07:14 pm
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You know what?

I don't care.

I don't care that my school lost the football game last night.

I don't care that I'm the most depressed I've ever been in my life and I have been for the longest time I've ever been depressed.

I don't care that everytime I'm around a certain person I get all hanyaan.

I don't care that that's caused my depression.

I don't care that it's a guy I'm getting hanyaan around.

I don't care that I'm probably going to regret writing that where people I see every day at school are going to read it.

I don't care that I wrote that where hanyaan-guy might see it.

I don't care that I'm probably going to have some freinds acting very different around me now, because I don't really know them anyway, and quite frankly, they annoy me.

I don't care that I just used way too many commas in that previous sentence.

And most importantly:

I don't care that I don't care. I know I should, but I don't.

And in two days, I"m going to have to go through the third act of Our Town again, and I'm afraid that I'm going to become much worse. If I could get out of the play, I would. However, I'd have to explain everything to my parents, Hancy would hate me, Scott Booze would get a bigger part, and belive me, he shouldn't be in the play to begin with, but there was a lack of male auditioners, and it wouldn't help any, really. Being in the play is one of the few high points of my life.

And that totally didn't get that out of my system like I thought it would...

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Oct. 27th, 2001 07:14 pm
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You know what?

I don't care.

I don't care that my school lost the football game last night.

I don't care that I'm the most depressed I've ever been in my life and I have been for the longest time I've ever been depressed.

I don't care that everytime I'm around a certain person I get all hanyaan.

I don't care that that's caused my depression.

I don't care that it's a guy I'm getting hanyaan around.

I don't care that I'm probably going to regret writing that where people I see every day at school are going to read it.

I don't care that I wrote that where hanyaan-guy might see it.

I don't care that I'm probably going to have some freinds acting very different around me now, because I don't really know them anyway, and quite frankly, they annoy me.

I don't care that I just used way too many commas in that previous sentence.

And most importantly:

I don't care that I don't care. I know I should, but I don't.

And in two days, I"m going to have to go through the third act of Our Town again, and I'm afraid that I'm going to become much worse. If I could get out of the play, I would. However, I'd have to explain everything to my parents, Hancy would hate me, Scott Booze would get a bigger part, and belive me, he shouldn't be in the play to begin with, but there was a lack of male auditioners, and it wouldn't help any, really. Being in the play is one of the few high points of my life.

And that totally didn't get that out of my system like I thought it would...

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Oct. 13th, 2001 08:37 pm
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Oh yeah, we lost last night, too.

But we got a 1 at the competition today!

No awards, 'cause we hosted...

The percussion feature was fine, I think it was our best show so far. It's cool having the stands full of people watching you, not just there 'cause it's halftime. And we're a pretty well-known band, too. Best of the schools in our sports conference, we've been to state for the past 21 years. Or was it 21 before last year? I'll have to check. We've gotten 1s at state for the past 13(?) years. So, because of our semi-famousness, the spectators cheered after a lot of our stuff that causes moderate clapping from band parents at football games. And because we hosted, we went last, and everybody who preformed that day, and a lot of people who came to watch them, plus old band members, plus some people who came because we hosted, and they knew we'd be performing watched us. That's a lot of people.

We did great. We're definitely going to be listening to tapes Monday. Which means no marching, which, despite how fun it is, wil be a welcome break.

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Oct. 13th, 2001 08:37 pm
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Oh yeah, we lost last night, too.

But we got a 1 at the competition today!

No awards, 'cause we hosted...

The percussion feature was fine, I think it was our best show so far. It's cool having the stands full of people watching you, not just there 'cause it's halftime. And we're a pretty well-known band, too. Best of the schools in our sports conference, we've been to state for the past 21 years. Or was it 21 before last year? I'll have to check. We've gotten 1s at state for the past 13(?) years. So, because of our semi-famousness, the spectators cheered after a lot of our stuff that causes moderate clapping from band parents at football games. And because we hosted, we went last, and everybody who preformed that day, and a lot of people who came to watch them, plus old band members, plus some people who came because we hosted, and they knew we'd be performing watched us. That's a lot of people.

We did great. We're definitely going to be listening to tapes Monday. Which means no marching, which, despite how fun it is, wil be a welcome break.

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Oct. 13th, 2001 09:04 am
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Percussion feature + percussion somehow adding a beat = whole band off step.

Thank god everyone decided to fix it at the same time. Our 4 count mark time became a 5 count one. I'd hate to be percission after that...

We host a band competition today, and I'm guiding Avon. With Bob and Mallory. It was with Rick, Kate, and Mallory, but then Rick and Kate decided not to guide so many bands, and quit that one. I didn't want to guide with just Mallory, because I'd probably get hurt, so I convinced Bob to guide with us. After all, Mallory's his girlfriend...

Heh. Maybe two people who read my blog know who all those people are. My plan to confuse you all and take over the world is beginning!

MUHUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA **Hack** **Cough**

Anyone got a glass of water?

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Oct. 13th, 2001 09:04 am
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Percussion feature + percussion somehow adding a beat = whole band off step.

Thank god everyone decided to fix it at the same time. Our 4 count mark time became a 5 count one. I'd hate to be percission after that...

We host a band competition today, and I'm guiding Avon. With Bob and Mallory. It was with Rick, Kate, and Mallory, but then Rick and Kate decided not to guide so many bands, and quit that one. I didn't want to guide with just Mallory, because I'd probably get hurt, so I convinced Bob to guide with us. After all, Mallory's his girlfriend...

Heh. Maybe two people who read my blog know who all those people are. My plan to confuse you all and take over the world is beginning!

MUHUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA **Hack** **Cough**

Anyone got a glass of water?

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Oct. 8th, 2001 04:31 pm
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You know school's really started when you have no home life.

Monday: Play rehearsals 7-9 every week until the play is over
Tuesday: Academic chanllenge practice 3-4, play rehearsal 7-9
Wednesday: (This week only) Squad marching practice 6-7, play rehearsal 7-9
Thursday: Band practice 7-9, sectionals possible 6-7
Friday: Football game, meet anytime from 5:30 to 6:30, indefinite end time
Saturday: (This week only) Band Competition, takes up all afternoon & evening, as we're hosting it.

Fun! ^_^ Really, it is! ^_^

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Oct. 8th, 2001 04:31 pm
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You know school's really started when you have no home life.

Monday: Play rehearsals 7-9 every week until the play is over
Tuesday: Academic chanllenge practice 3-4, play rehearsal 7-9
Wednesday: (This week only) Squad marching practice 6-7, play rehearsal 7-9
Thursday: Band practice 7-9, sectionals possible 6-7
Friday: Football game, meet anytime from 5:30 to 6:30, indefinite end time
Saturday: (This week only) Band Competition, takes up all afternoon & evening, as we're hosting it.

Fun! ^_^ Really, it is! ^_^

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Oct. 5th, 2001 10:22 pm
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Well, guess what I have for you?

That's right! MORE BAND MATH!!!! ^_^;;

Football game + continuous rain = MAJOR SUCKAGE!!!!

It's worse than Holgate (a competition) last year where it started hailing just as we went on the field and stopped as soon as we got off.

I'm so gald we lost today, I wouldn't be able to stand going through playoff games. That, and losing to "Farmeretta" will seriously help deflate the town's overgrown ego.

And we'll probably get some amusing story from Mrs. Cummings tomorrow. ^_^ She teaches at Perkins (my school), but her daughter goes to Margeretta, and her husband supports Margeretta, so...

Oh, and if any of you kind readers use Blogger and have your blog set up so readers can leave comments, could you tell me how? Click the "contact" link above this post. (Or at the top of the column with the posts, if this isn't the newest.) For those of you who didn't understand that, send mail to [redacted, defunct now anyway]

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Oct. 5th, 2001 10:22 pm
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Well, guess what I have for you?

That's right! MORE BAND MATH!!!! ^_^;;

Football game + continuous rain = MAJOR SUCKAGE!!!!

It's worse than Holgate (a competition) last year where it started hailing just as we went on the field and stopped as soon as we got off.

I'm so gald we lost today, I wouldn't be able to stand going through playoff games. That, and losing to "Farmeretta" will seriously help deflate the town's overgrown ego.

And we'll probably get some amusing story from Mrs. Cummings tomorrow. ^_^ She teaches at Perkins (my school), but her daughter goes to Margeretta, and her husband supports Margeretta, so...

Oh, and if any of you kind readers use Blogger and have your blog set up so readers can leave comments, could you tell me how? Click the "contact" link above this post. (Or at the top of the column with the posts, if this isn't the newest.) For those of you who didn't understand that, send mail to [redacted, defunct now anyway]

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