silverthunder: (Luna - Ehehe)
I've noticed on Facebook recently that a few of my friends have pictures of their kids as profile pictures. The reason I make any kind of note of this is the fact that more than a few of those kids are babies, and babies - to me - all kind of look alike.

In several different cases, I've been skimming through status updates and mistook one friend for another because they both had baby profile pics. It always causes me to do a double take before I notice the name and go 'oh'.

Not sure why I find this funny... Maybe it's my lack of attention to detail (and I program for a living, imagine that), or maybe it's the sheer number of people I know with offspring. I'm sure it's the same for some people when their friends have the 'wedding photo as profile picture' (this is me, btw) because all they probably see while skimming is a girl in a white dress - and given the number of weddings I heard about this summer, there's gotta be a lot of those on most people's lists.

Or maybe there's just something wrong with me. XD
silverthunder: (Kelly and Cody - <3)
I know we never took pictures of our house ('cause I'm lazy), but Cody did take pictures of our entertainment centre and the "library" - so here they are.

The manga

The anime

The games

The entertainment centre

Awesome, huh?

On an unrelated note, my ATLA artbook came in two days ago! I have gone through it all and it is AWESOME. I recommend all fans pick up a copy, because it was so worth the money and the wait!

Icon Meme

May. 12th, 2010 01:48 pm
silverthunder: (Sokka and Aang - Manservants?)
1. Comment to this entry saying "ICONS!" and I will pick 6 of your icons.
2. Make an entry in your own journal and talk about the icons I picked!

(If you have six icons or less, feel free to pick up the meme and talk about your icons anyway. Heh.)

The icons lycoris picked for me )
silverthunder: (Aang and Katara - Take my hand)

Your result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test...

You are the Innocent

88% Innocent, 8% Orphan, 67% Warrior, 71% Caregiver, 33% Seeker, 58% Lover, 71% Destroyer, 67% Creator, 52% Magician, 50% Ruler, 58% Sage and 54% Fool!

Goal: remain in safety

Fear: abandonment

Response to Dragon/Problem: Deny or seek rescue

Task: Fidelity, discernment

Gift: Trust, optimism, loyalty

Addictions: Consumerism, sugar, cheerfulness

The Journey of the Innocent, in all its versions, begins in a kind of utopia, a safe, secure, peaceful, loving environment. Suddenly, we are thrown fro m that environment and enter a world where we are judged, where unfair discriminations are made, where conflict and violence are rampant and illusions are shattered.”

The Innocent in each of us, however, knows that if that safe garden is possible anywhere or anytime, even if we personally never remember experiencing it, then it can be recreated sometimes, by someone.

Only at the end of our journey are we Wise Innocents, knowing the whole breadth of life’s experiences, and choosing to create a peaceful, egalitarian world where all creatures can be known, honoured, and empowered.

The Innocent also believes that it is important to stay defined by one’s persona and have no secrets from the world.

Shadow Side:

The Shadow side of the innocent wants to protect the innocent state by refusing the Fall, and can cause us to be in denial about our own actions. When healthy, Innocents transgress, forgive themselves, moderate their behaviour, and move on. Shadow innocents blame themselves if others violate their principles.

How others will see you:

Shadow Orphans will tempt the Innocent to cross the physical and metaphorical street and to flout the rules. The Shadow Warrior will wage war on the Innocent, criticizing unmercifully.

The Shadow Caregiver will demand sacrifice and accuse the Innocent of selfishness if he or she shows the slightest regard for personal wishes or welfare.

You will see others as:

Seekers will be seen as heretics, Destroyers as enemies, Lovers as immoral seducers, and Creators as dangerous sources of hubris.

Take Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test at OkCupid

silverthunder: (Sokka - Stop looking at me!)
What was the #1 song the day you were born? Google the date and #1 song and then post your #1 song on your LJ - preferably with a Youtube vid if you can find one!

Haha, I guess I could do worse!

Seriously. It could be 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go' like Cody's is. Heh.
silverthunder: (Simon and Nia - Oh crap)
A small lesson in Karma:

The Bad: When Cody and I moved into our new house a little over a week ago, we were a little disappointed by how the old owners had left it for us. The walls hadn't been painted, which we'd been promised, and they were dirty. There were dents and scratches on them which hadn't been there before - signs of carelessness while moving, probably. There was a dirty ashtray on the porch and cigarette butts all up the driveway. The garbage bin was full, and the recylcing bin was wide open and overflowing (it would not even have been picked up in that state - we had to empty half of what they'd crammed into it out to wait for the next week). The compost bin was full, but the grass clearly hadn't been watered or mowed for some time. We were left only a single garage door opener and no keys for the front and side doors (apparently they lost them because they always used the digital locks - it ended up taking a while for the realtor to find them, and we still don't have a key for the door from the garage into the house). The floors hadn't even been swept, and there was leftover food in the deep freeze and freezer.

The Backlash: The realtor later informed us that the old owners of our house had moved into a "fixer-upper" (less money than we'd paid for their place). They had received a $27K discount because there was a bowed wall in the basement. The previous owner of the place accidentally sprayed some water down onto the wall before moving out. Shortly after the move-in, the wall collapsed, and mud and water from the backyard poured into the house. The amount of cleanup was ghastly, and I don't even know the cost of fixing the wall (plus the fact that half the furniture in the rec room down there probably had to be replaced). Because the bowed wall was part of the contract, they won't get a cent from the previous owner to help.

The Lesson Learned: Don't screw people over, unless you like being screwed over yourself.

In other news, I found a dead mouse on our driveway this morning. I suspect the neighbor's cat, but don't really mind. A dead mouse on the driveway is better than a live one in the house. Cody also discovered that Quiz will kill and eat spiders (even big ones). I am very, very happy with my kitty.

Also, birthday yesterday. I'm 27 years old now. Woo.
silverthunder: (Duo - Heh)
The Ultimate LiveJournal Obsession Test
CategoryYour ScoreAverage LJer
Community Attachment26.88%
You've got pals to cheer you up when you're down, but no audience to applaud you... Yet.
Easily amused
Original Content54.84%
Using LiveJournal to express a few strong opinions
Psychodrama Quotient6.02%
Warning: Can Flame When Necessary
Attention Whoring4.55%
Low-key and lovin' it

Icon Meme

Mar. 11th, 2008 11:43 am
silverthunder: (Howard - My fandom is straight. Really.)
From [ profile] nighteevee:

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick three of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

Icons under cut )


Apr. 7th, 2007 12:27 pm
silverthunder: (Edward and Alphonse - Adopt us)
Ganked from [ profile] catia

Friends Meme )
silverthunder: (Default)
Grabbed this one from [ profile] sugahlei

I want everyone who reads this to ask me 3 questions, no more no less. Ask me anything you want. Then I want you to go to your journal, copy and paste this allowing your friends (including myself) to ask you anything.

Go on. Just try it.
silverthunder: (Default)
If you call me Kelly, you're a friend or family member.

If you call me Kelmo or Kel, you're one of my close friends.

If you call me Aphrael, you know me online.

If you call me Aphrael-san, you're a fan of my writing.

If you call me Aphy, you are Sarah talking to me online.

If you call me silverthunder, you only know me by this journal.

If you call me Miss Moon, you're my teacher.

If you call me 'sweets', you are Rae.

If you call me 'dear' in jest, you're Jeremy before we broke up.

If you call me 'dear' not in jest, you're going to get a funny look.

I think that's it. Any other names I might've been called are not so polite.

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