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Jonathan / 19 / South Africa. I like video games, music and anime. This is mostly a personal blog, with some pictures and stuff thrown in as well. Follow me :D I always follow back. 3DS friend code: 0731-4828-5387 page counter

Every Day the Same Dream (x)

I made this program for an assignment, and it went through 5 seconds after the deadline, should I be worried?

I finally caught the day-lilies line on We Don’t Have Each Other, and it’s possibly the most heartbreaking part of the entire album. I was going through it earlier, and I took in their significance for the first time. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the first mention of the lilies, in Runnin’ Scared:

I’m gonna go to Georgia.
I’m gonna smile in the sun.
I’m gonna pick you some wild day-lilies,
And I’m gonna hold on to them.
I’m gonna keep them in my pocket
Til you let me back home.
I’m gonna go to Georgia,
And I’m coming back whole.

And here’s where they’re mentioned again, in Carolina Coast.

I reached in my pocket, to pull out a light.
Forgot I threw out my smokes weeks ago.
Oh I can’t get it right.
But I found your lilies.
They’re dead and they’re dry.
I’ll plant ‘em here seaside.
I’ll pray that they come back to life.

Damn.

Note to self - don’t play Shrek: Treasure Hunt ever again.

11 days of work done, time to have fun do some assignments and things. I just finished my second one, and the answers are ‘5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1’ again. Someone is messing with me.

Update: my answers for the first assignment are now ‘5 5 1 4 3 3 2 2 1 1’. The plot thickens.

I really like the story that’s been crafted for the Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties album. I want to know more about Aaron and Dianne, and what happens them beyond the scope of the album. I want trivia and stories and graphic novels about them. I want more Aaron West.

As far as storytelling through music goes, this album is incredible.

I’m really busy at the moment. I’m halfway through working 11 straight days right now, I’ve got driving lessons going on, and apparently I’ve already got an overdue university assignment already, and registration doesn’t even end for another two weeks. I’m excited to get back into programming, but I just found out that I’ve got two new languages to learn (Delphi and C++), so I’m not gonna have any free time for a while. I was planning to carry on reading the ASOIAF books for the next few weeks; that’s not gonna happen.

But hey, at least the Aaron West album’s out.

This was

Thanks to an inside joke at work, I spent two hours making a heavier version of the chorus to that A Bay Bay song from years ago in Guitar Pro.

Saw this on Facebook.

Saw this on Facebook.

It’s a start.

It’s a start.

I’m working four days per week at the moment, so I’m trying to make my off days count. I read This Star Won’t Go Out yesterday, which was incredibly sad, and I started on A Game of Thrones today. I’m also trying to draw Mega Sableye at the moment. I’m probably gonna spend the next few weeks trying to finish an ASOIAF book each week during my off days.

The Fault in Our Stars was actually a great book-to-film adaptation. I wasn’t expecting much, but the movie was exactly how I wanted it to be. The pacing was good, the story was unchanged for the most part, and Shailene Woodley’s acting was excellent. Scenes looked exactly as I pictured them when I read the book. Hopefully Paper Towns gets the same treatment.

I get to fly one of these at work now. It makes work about 20% cooler.

I get to fly one of these at work now. It makes work about 20% cooler.

Hey

guys

Mega Sableye