Summer: A Photo Summary

Alternatively read as, “Hey guys, I’m still alive!”


So… yeah, it’s been a while since I updated this blog. Again. I’m sorry, any of my actual readers. It’s not that I’ve lost my love of writing (you see that new sticker in the sidebar? Yeaaaaaaah), it’s just that shenanigans haven’t been so funny that I’ve absolutely had to blog about them, and, quite frankly, I’ve forgotten how to be a responsible adult. Still, that hasn’t stopped me from returning with updated bios and new pictures in tow! Each of these (or at least, each cluster of these) would probably have constituted a post in its own right if I had written about them right when they happened, but you know how it is—shenanigans are a lot less interesting in retrospect.

That doesn’t mean they’re not interesting, though.

So yeah, here you go!


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Summer got off to a good start when the Hoopers took Eric to Casa Blanca for his birthday. Finn’s response to these shenanigans?

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You get the idea.

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Fritz expresses his opinions very eloquently through Snapchat.

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This was written in response to a group chat message from Fritz that read, “Please note: Rosario Vampire is easier to take in as a manga.”

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Long story short, Eric sympathized with Finn and I about a friend being stupid, and in response we bought him a cupcake. Not to be too nice, however (we are tsundere), we included a special message of our own. (I censored it because of reasons, but you get the idea.)

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I had to go to a doctor’s appointment in Birmingham, and Finn agreed to come with me. On the way back we got stuck in a three-hour traffic jam in my car, which has no air conditioning. By the time we found these stickers, Finn had already given in to madness.

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My eventual retaliation.

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Makeshift Pathfinder campaign (for my little brothers) is makeshift.

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The only right way to watch the anime.

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Finn attempting to do something nice, once again failing with simple tasks, such as using plastic bags.

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Little brother, two days before convention: “I want to cosplay Edward Elric!” My response.

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The finished product, featuring the youngest Hooper boy as Luffy! And finally…

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FINN. THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS.


There you have it, folks. A whole summer’s worth of antics summarized in poorly taken pictures. Do you feel enlightened now?

(Yeah, I should probably go back and write better captions for them. Oh well. I do what I want.)

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So… I did a thing.

A long, long time ago, a group of six of us used to have a vlog called “6UnoriginalGirls.” The whole idea was that we were going to stay in touch after we all kind of separated… but, of course, it died after a fun run that was painful for all on the outside.

Then, about a year ago, I promised Monday and Thursday (Scout) that I would join them in their efforts to resurrect it, which ultimately failed miserably.

Two days ago, the residents of 500 decided to go spend time on YouTube, finding this little gem and my brother’s YouTube channel.

While we were on there, I got to thinking of bygone days of being a YouTuber, so I made a two-year followup video for 6UnoriginalGirls for old time’s sake. It’s poorly executed, unfunny and painful, but since it’s a blog-type thing, I figured I’d link it here.

Douzo.

More blogging in the form of this blog will be forthcoming, I promise! I have many interesting tales of KamiCon, Netflix and Scotch tape!

Now I’m gonna go eat chocolate for breakfast.

(Shush. I do what I want.)

Donuts Ga Nai

Yesterday, Fritz, Finn, Sapphire and I attempted to go get really cheap donuts across town. However, by the time we’d arrived, they had freaking sold out. We were sorely disappointed (well, except for Finn, who is apparently on a diet because he’s a skrub). The sale is supposedly happening again tonight, so here’s hoping…

 

Upon Returning

Hello, all! I realize it has been quite a while since I updated with anything more than a few brief sentences or poorly focused pictures. Since I have a little time to spare, I figured I would rectify this situation with a few lines about life upon returning to UNP for our spring semester. It probably will not surprise you to learn that antics and shenanigans have occurred in abundance, and I feel that it is my civil duty to inform you of these. What follows is a topical overview of the past several days at UNP.

Poserifying 500

Since Junhi, Fritz and Finn have been reunited (Bill is in Japan, and their new roommate has yet to participate in many group shenanigans that I have witnessed), the primary focus of their energies has been to spruce up their room in anticipation of their new “home entertainment system” (projector/sound system combo that is still having its kinks worked out). Here is a picture of what they’ve got so far:

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Like I said, working out the kinks.

Anyway, Finn spent much of the time that they spent cleaning their room rearranging certain items and putting things in conspicuous locations, making 500, in Junhi’s words, “Poseriffic.” Finn insisted that using Evangelion figures as bookends for Junhi’s giant stack of freaking economics books that he reads for fun would make them appear “cultured,” although Junhi insisted that it was, like most things Finn seems to like, “weeaboo trash”

One particular example of Finn poserifying 500 came when he put up Junhi’s Korean calendar:

Finn: [starts putting up calendar]

Junhi: [insists that this counts as being a poser]

Finn: But you’re Korean!

Junhi: **** yeah I’m Korean!

Finn: Then it’s not posing!

Junhi: Juuuuuuuune.

Me: …

Junhi: Juuuuuuuuuuune.

I could be paraphrasing, but that was the general gist of it.

Shopping with Children

I have always maintained that shopping with Fritz and Finn is like shopping with small children. In fact, between Finn’s propensity to touch literally everything and knock all of the things off of shelves and Fritz’s tendency to get lost, accidentally or purposefully, and then brood when we find him again, I would almost say shopping with children might be easier.

Anyway, yesterday we went out to get who knows what (it seems they never really have a clear idea of what they want to get at the store when they go, but oh well), and, as you’d expect, it was no different.

Naturally, there were antics of the normal variety, but they were mild enough that I can’t recall them even long enough to write them down. However, one exciting thing did happen. They found an orphaned dinosaur piñata.

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Look at them. Look at how proud they are.

That’s all that happened, really. This entire post was built on the pretense of presenting that picture. Now that it’s out there, I’m not sure what to do. Oh well.

Genetics

Turns out that Fritz and I are in the same genetics section. What interesting things happened with that, you may ask? Nothing. We just discovered the heterozygoat meme.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by! I know the length of this post is still underwhelming, but I’m sure that I will be updating with antics soon! (We are planning to go to the gym, after all… A bad idea, as UNP students will know for reasons undisclosed. I know, but we do what we want.)

The Vortex Club

So, I retrieved my iPad from my mother for the first time in ages and decided to go through old notes, since I, as someone who likes writing, often used to jot ideas down there and forget about them. While there, I discovered a pitch for a book that our very own Scout came up with one day while we were in high school. It was so good, I thought I’d post it here for everyone’s enjoyment. Without further ado, I present to you “The Vortex Club.”


A group of friends goes to school every day, but when they open their classroom door, they’re sucked into a vortex. The vortex spits them out a few seconds later, but to everyone else it’s the end of the school day. Then, one day, the kids get sucked into the vortex and it doesn’t spit them out AND THEY DIE HAHAHAHA.

The end.

Early Morning Shenanigans

Note: This is being posted with quite a delay, but I told Bast I would likely post it, so I’m following through with that!


Sunday night, before finals week was properly upon us, the whole gang (except for Bast) lurked in 500 and pretended to study. As Fritz, Finn and Junhi can attest, the night was spent with Bill attempting to study while being social, me screaming, “The immune system is so cool!” repeatedly, and eventually conversation devolving into the politics of several issues none of us knew we had opinions on. Then, at two in the morning, we fell prey to a clever advertising ploy on campus by high-tailing it to our on-campus “Denny’s” spin-off to buy two dollar meals.

Well, when I say “we,” I refer first to only Fritz, Finn, and I, and then to Fritz, Finn, Bast and I, and then to the entire population of UNP campus.

It was late, and we were all tired. Finn and I stood in line behind Fritz and Bast and waited quietly to get to the register, occasionally exchanging glances when they began to have conversation or do things that we didn’t understand. It was an amusing endeavor, and by the time we got to order (half an hour later), we managed to swipe a table and sit down.

Conversation then turned to fanfiction and anime. After a few minutes of trying not to butt into a conversation I didn’t really understand, I offered Fritz and Bast SWIGGITY SWAG as my attempt to introduce them to a new fanfic. (SWIGGITY SWAG was introduced to us through the Hoopers—Eric stumbled across it with his roommates and reviewed it extensively, which you will be able to see if you click on the reviews page.) After being told it was a horrendous excuse for fanfiction, we sat and talked about various animes until we had received and consumed our food (with Bast eating Junhi’s bacon as well—we were meant to bring something back for him, but Bast wanted his bacon, and he decided to sleep instead of come, sooo…). We then returned to our dorm rooms, talking along the way about writing and poetry and such.

I extended a formal invitation to Bast for her to write something to put on here, so you might should be prepared for that in the future!

Anyway, I’m going back to reading SWIGGITY SWAG now.

What? It’s terribly written and a horrible excuse for literature?

Whatever. I’m done with finals! I do what I want!