Happy holidays and all that, before I start rambling about rather unrelated things.
My last journal was in September and a whole lot has happened since then. I don't know how much I'll write about so I guess we'll just find out. I don't really remember much of the rest of September, after that journal. Forget chronological order nobody reads this anyway so I'll just pick things and ramble.
I lost my favorite necklace pendant. It was a teardrop-shaped garnet that was the perfect shade of red, dark but not too dark, sort of like blood or wine or something. Its necklace-chain sucked and fell off a lot, I shouldn't have risked wearing it but I did. I knew I shouldn't've. It bothers me a lot. I hate it when I know I shouldn't do something and do it anyway figuring there's enough of a chance things won't go wrong, because every time I realize something'll probably go wrong, it does. That same day I did Entropy at a 'practice' performance-thing. I got about 27/30, which means average of 9/10, which is good I think. I think the judges were a bit biased; no poem similar to Entropy scored as high as a certain other category of poem, regardless of how good either actually was. A sucky other-category poem was somehow able to score the same as a wonderful Entropy-category poem. It's a bit irritating because if that trend continues I won't be able to get a 30, which I'm hoping to get eventually. Something else about that day went wrong I think but I don't remember it.
My friend has improved a lot with his writing. It's wonderful, I'm really looking forward to his new stuff.
I got a new fish tank. It's been quite an adventure. I should've done research before going out and getting it; it's a 15 gallon column, and came with a stand and a filter and a heater, so I thought it was a good idea. I rushed a bit getting it because a pet store nearby is closing, and they've been very important to me, so I wanted to get a fish or something from there before they were gone. It wasn't a total like random thing, like I've wanted to upgrade my fish tank for a while, but... Basically I found out, after getting the tank, that it's too small for anything I originally planned to do. Lots of fish I liked like to be in schools and this one doesn't have much room for that. By now though I think I've got it to a good place. But it's been an adventure. So, I set up the tank. I put Bullyfish in there because I figure, if he behaves himself with the new fish, he can stay. At the closing store, I happened to find a kind of fish that I had found in my searches that would, supposedly, be good for the tank, a lady Black Phantom Tetra. I got her, and then picked up a boy Phantom from another store. Supposedly this kind of fish would be able to live in schools of five or more, or a pair. So, to save space, I went for a pair. I named the ladyfish Marzipan and the boyfish Nougat. Nougat hid right away in the new tank. Marzipan immediately picked a fight with Bullyfish, so Bullyfish went back to the old tank. Later I find Marzipan bullying Nougat, so in an attempt to distract her aggressions I guess, since I couldn't take her back, I got two more Phantoms, another lady and another boy, which was a bit frustrating because now I had less room for other fish. The new ladyfish, who was tiny and very brave against Marzipan, I named Sparticus, and then the boy I named Scooter. For a while, Nougat and Marzipan and Sparticus were all equally pestering each other while Scooter avoided everybody. Then out of no where, Marzipan acts weird, and then develops tail rot (fungus). I moved her to the old tank and moved Bullyfish to the new one, so I could try to give her medicine, but it didn't work and she died. And the same day I found Scooter dead too, for no apparent reason. So I was down to two, Nougat and Sparticus, and it's still a little frustrating because Marzipan was the whole reason I got Phantoms and totally kind of botched my plan for other fish.
So yeah. That store that's closing, it's really frustrating and upsetting. I went after hearing it was closing and it was gutted and I hated looking at it. I went really often, for two-three weeks, and it was decaying so fast. My friend had never been there before, so one day I managed to take him there. I wish he had seen it before it had been gutted. I got pretty close to crying that time so I told myself I wouldn't go back, and I haven't. I can't imagine what it looks like now, two months after I was last there. I got some live plants from there for the tank, and they're doing good so far...
Bullyfish behaves himself rather well, so he's gotten to stay in the new tank. I got three skunk cory cats because they're adorable. They all look fairly similar so I wasn't sure about names at first, but then I found differences. One I can tell very easily because it's much darker, I call him/her Herbert Hoover (just Hoover for short). One of the other two is lighter and I think bigger, and that's Franklin Roosevelt, and then the other one that's a little darker than Franklin is Teddy Roosevelt. So if I can't tell if it's Teddy or Franklin, I at least know it's Roosevelt~ They're all adorable and they like being in their little group. I didn't want to have catfish die again because of not being in a group, because that may be why I haven't had luck with them in the past. Last week Friday, I decided to have a go at adding another fish. I got a neon blue dwarf Gourami, and named him Murdoch. He's gorgeous and so far no one's picked any fights with him. Sparticus chases Nougat and her and Bullyfish go at it sometimes, but nobody pesters Murdoch. Probably because he's bigger. Bullyfish I think thinks he's a catfish, he'll hang out on the gravel next to them sometimes, it's weird, but whatever, he's crazy.
I finished chapter two of my DSRA rewrite, and started chapter three. So far I think it's going okay, but I need to figure out how to clean up some dialogue and then figure out how to get ClYdE involved.
I haven't drawn anything. I hope to during the rest of break.
October was interesting. My friend and I went to Homecoming. It was a bit awkward because neither of us really 'belonged' there or knew what to do. It was too loud so we left a little early and went to his house for a bit, and played Surgeon Simulator. I thought that was kind of funny, us all dressed up playing this ridiculous terrible game. I think that was the best part of the night though. We had a phone call two or so weeks ago where we talked about some stuff we need to clear up... I don't know what to make of any of it though.
Our German teacher went a bit crazy. I'd look forward to the end of the day because I had two classes in the same room, German and German Business, and had the same spot, next to my friend, so I could just...look forward to it. Then she went crazy and decided for the business class to split everybody up. I talked to her to stay, and she let us, then some other kids freaked out because it didn't affect them at all, whatever. So we ended up spilt up. I laughed to myself when she said it was to benefit everyone, because it definitely won't benefit me or anyone at my table. I wouldn't have cared if she had done this, like, at the beginning of the year, but now? After leaving it? I hate change. Especially this kind of change.
I'm done for today. I think I'm getting a headache, I don't know. Oh well.
Listening to: Bad Suns - Cardiac Arrest
Playing: Skyrim, Ghosts