Rules: In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes and don’t think too hard – they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends, including me, so I’ll see your list.
Kinda confuse with the word 'touch you', in what way? In sentimental? in warm, full of self-empowerment? in enlightenment? or just the one where I will always remember that I want to read it again. Not just a once in a life time reading.
So, for me, the list here are the ones where I feel I am not just wasting my time to re-read them again, and where I felt the author really did a great work no matter what the genre was/is.
1. The Three Investigators by Robert Arthur, Jr. and many. I alw re-read this series over n over.
2. Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
3. Persian Boy by Mary Renault
4. 29 Kissess by Roald Dahl, short stories collections.
5. Interview by Vampire by Anne Rice
6. The Hobbit by C Tolkien
7. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
8. Mushashi by Eiji Yoshikawa (damn, a really long long story)
9.The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
10. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
PS. I rarely do meme, so i hope I dont do a mistake.
- Current Mood: cranky
Worse of it, you're getting angry when we went to your place to collect. Ridiculous.
And yet, you still came here to buy (with no shame at all), just because.
Thank goodness the owner had made indirectly no credit ban for customer like you.
I think I'll try to post those suck to a place to complain about customers-suck!
- Current Mood: depressed
Is losing her weight a bit n not that active anymore, since Chocho n Terra came. Probably stress, and she's not really close with them too T T
The many faces (and cute poses)
The one who responsible for all broken wires (my earphones, the fan T T).
Sleeping Pose #1
Sleeping Pose #2
Surprisingly can jump high enough and stand a bit longer in his back legs (or feet??)
She's not very fond with camera's flashes, hence all of her photos are missing the eyes XDD. Too bad, it's a nice yellowy golden color too >_<
Younger version..... ugly duck XDD
- Current Mood: blah
- Current Mood:creative
All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."
The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.
No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.
Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.
Fox news confirms this:
Youtube video explaining this:
ETA: Please take a moment and sign the petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th
ACTA in a Nutshell –
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
Essential ACTA Resources -
- Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
- Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
- Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
- Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
- Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
- Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video
Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.Via Tumblr
If you are in the US, the only thing I know of is this petition, which requires 25000 signatures in 30 days for any sort of response: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!
There are only 3000 signatures right now.
I don't know what options there are in other countries, but again, for the US, I imagine calling Senators would be a course of action. It worked on the surface for SOPA and PIPA, at least, and it at least sends the message that this is not okay.
If you do, though, opusculus notes that it has been signed already so it is probably worthwhile to mention that you know that and are protesting it anyway.
ETA: this tumblr post has more global resources for how you can protest ACTA.
Original image and campaign source: reddit.
Edited to add my own thoughts (not part of the original reddit call for action): And if you do not feel like taking a total break and perhaps want just a trial separation or couple's counseling, then perhaps consider Black March Lite 2.0 = spend, but spend money on those content creators and independent retailers who came out against SOPA/PIPA. And tell them why you're buying their products in March. There are many of them.
And for those who favor the more targeted boycott, you can find info here. But no matter which, you can participate and you can tailor your level of participation. We have the tools, the will and the strength to take a stand.
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Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012
With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists.
The only way is to hit them where it hurts.
Their profit margins.
March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent:
"We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."
This series have too many Spin offs n SP ^^ lost track of what or which I'd DL :P
I think the one I watched was Odoru Daisousasen Saimatsu Tokubetsu Keikai Special.
I'm already laughing while remembering XDD
There's plenty of now-famous actors/actress there ^^
Takahashi Katsumi (it should be him) with hair!! XDDD Surprisingly handsome.
AND Nakama Yukie! So young n expectantly she'd her trademark long black hair. But TANNED! XDDD
Yanagiba-san was in good build too XDD
Yusuke Santamaria, like his acting ^ ^
n Ikariya Chosuke ^^
n ....who else.....hmm too many good casts there :P
This SP is sooo amusingly funny XDDD
* People who have been tagged must write their answers on their journal and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.
* Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.
( Into the memeCollapse )
Now tagging other people, I'll choose amnosxmatsujun argle_fraster aridseas barbosa2007 darkilk ghol88 happy_day90
It was fun! Have a good day^^
- Current Mood: bouncy
Favorite ANS......well, there's many ne. As this is the all time favorite Arashi's show ^^
This one made me an addictive to Arashi fufufufu almost every single days and this additiveness is really really necessary. Who wouldn't need a single dose of Arashi for to start the day ne he3x
Can't put any screen caps, but my fave of ANS is the one with Kinoshita Yukina. With the hot hot hot hot HOT episode.
MatsuJun, demonstrated his DoS very clearly and very DoS, even to Yukina and Ogu-san XDDD XDDD>
Aiba-chan, his sweats n his face were turning brightly red, still he was willing to eat that spicy habanero chicken hahahaha. Indeed he is really kind.
Ah, there's Abi-chna too >_< lol
Ah, But I also laughed like crazy with Garage Sale ep. I even had to surpress n hold my laugter cos my stomach hurted like hell XDDD
hmm.....If I have to choose only 1 ....... ,,.....then, Friendship.
Love the instrumental in the intro part. Beautiful all in all.
- Current Mood: gloomy