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Marilyn Glazar left a comment for Liz
"Happy birthday!"
Feb 2, 2010
Liz left a comment for rafa
"yeah, I can't wait. and oh, don't worry about it, I totally understand. my last day of class is tomorrow, then finals start. x_x I'm going home, gonna visit my old high school and go to karate a lot. Mostly just hang out with friends…"
Dec 7, 2009
rafa left a comment for Liz
"it sounds like fun. srry for the week later response... next to finals is the greatest concentration of stress of the semester :S. So... what are you planning for the holidays? I as of right now have absolutely no plans, except for the dinner which…"
Dec 7, 2009
Liz left a comment for rafa
"Ah, I see...well, at liberal arts colleges (schools that aren't specifically for certain areas of study, like veterinary school or a science college or something) here you pick a major, which is your area of study. You take courses in that area…"
Nov 30, 2009
rafa left a comment for Liz
"I have never really understood the majoring program, sort of sort of not. Sounds very cool. But here things are different, (sort of) here you pick a "career" mmm the best possible translation I think is degree. So you pick your degree and…"
Nov 29, 2009
Liz left a comment for rafa
"Oh that sounds a lot easier. Applying here is so annoying. I totally understand the no time thing...Clockwork Orange took me way longer to read than it should have. My official major is Museum Studies with a Focus in Art History, and I am also…"
Nov 29, 2009
rafa left a comment for Liz
"Application here is waaaaay easier than it is there. The competition is to get into public schools, but if you can afford to pay a private school is really very easy to enter, it is a STA like exam (each university has its own) then you pass, and if…"
Nov 28, 2009
Liz left a comment for rafa
"It's...it's weird. My college is in the middle of nowhere in the next state over, and I'm used to city-type environments, so that took some getting used to, but classes are fine, the people are really nice, and I've made some…"
Nov 26, 2009

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About Me:
I love Oscar Wilde. My friends have tried telling me that our relationship is unhealthy, but I say they're simply jealous. =P

I love grammar and I love learning about it. Yeah, I'm one of those.

I also love quotes.

Reading is life.

Harry Potter is amazing. The seventh book disappointed me greatly.

I want to be a published writer one day. And a Tony Award-winning playwright. Hey, I can dream, right?

My friend made me watch the Death Note anime and I then got myself into the manga . I'm more than halfway done with it and loving every page.

I want to be a curator of an art museum when I get older.

Oh, and I had roman numerals on my Sweet Sixteen cake.

I can get annoying at times. If this happens, just say something like "yo, Liz, shut up." I'll get the idea. x)
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
The Picture of Dorian Gray (and anything else by Oscar Wilde; it is a goal of mine to read everything he's ever written before I graduate high school, since I really haven't had time to read as much as I would like) ; Harry Potter ; The Power of Art by Simon Schama ; the Discworld series ; anything by Philippa Gregory
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Random things I take out of my friends's hands.
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Oscar Wilde
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
2008

Quotes & Such

Oscar Wilde:

I. Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet, what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Words! Was there anything so real as words?

II. Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

III. The artist is the creator of beautiful things.
To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim.
The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a
new material his impression of beautiful things.
The highest, as the lowest, form of criticism is a mode of
autobiography.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are cor-
rupt without being charming. This is a fault.
Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things
are the cultivated. For these there is hope.
They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only
Beauty.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
The nineteenth-century dislike of Realism is the rage of
Caliban seeing his own face in a glass.
The nineteenth-century dislike of Romanticism is the rage
of Caliban not seeing his own face in a glass.
The moral life of man forms part of the subject-matter of
the artist, but the morality of art consists in the perfect
use of an imperfect medium. No artist desires to prove
anything. Even things that are true can be proved.
No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in
an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style.
No artist is ever morbid. The artist can express every-
thing.
Thought and language are to the artist instruments of an
art.
Vice and virtue are to the artist materials for an art.
From the point of view of form, the type of all the arts is
the art of the musician. From the point of view of feel-
ing, the actor’s craft is the type.
All art is at once surface and symbol.
Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.
Those who read the symbol do so at their peril.
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
work is new, complex, and vital.
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.
We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a
useless thing is that one admires it intensely.
All art is quite useless.

Other Quotes:

I. Fate abruptly brought together, and wedded with its resistless power, these two shattered lives, dissimilar in years, but similar in sorrow. The one, indeed, was the complement of the other. The instinct of Cosette sought for a father, as the instinct of Jean Valjean sought for a child. To meet, was to find another. In that mysterious moment, when their hands touched, they were welded together. When their two souls saw each other, they recognized that they were mutually needed, and they closely embraced. -Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

II. "If you live to be one hundred, I want to live to be one hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." -Winnie-The-Pooh

III. We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved. -Anonymous

Let's throw some Dickinson in there:

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.
We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.

We passed the school, where children strove
At recess, in the ring;
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.

Or rather, be passed us;
The dews grew quivering and chill,
For only gossamer my gown,
My tippet only tulle.

We paused before house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.

Since then 'tis centuries, and yet each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
Were toward eternity.

And some Poe while we're at it:

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow:
You are not wrong who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand--
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep--while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Yes, I think I've bombarded you enough for now. =P

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At 12:40pm on February 2, 2010, Marilyn Glazar said…
Happy birthday!
At 12:13am on December 7, 2009, rafa said…
it sounds like fun.
srry for the week later response... next to finals is the greatest concentration of stress of the semester :S.

So... what are you planning for the holidays? I as of right now have absolutely no plans, except for the dinner which will be with my family. lol.
At 11:31pm on November 29, 2009, rafa said…
I have never really understood the majoring program, sort of sort of not. Sounds very cool. But here things are different, (sort of) here you pick a "career" mmm the best possible translation I think is degree. So you pick your degree and you have already the predetermined courses for each semester (this sort of changes in some universities) so you study that, unlike there where you can enter any course even if it's not really on your major. (Having that out of the way...)

I think I will study environmental engineering :D but I'm not 100% sure... but if I don't pick anything else that's what I'll do.

What exactly do you do in your major? Museum stuff sounds cool, but what kind of courses or such you take?
At 10:28pm on November 28, 2009, rafa said…
Application here is waaaaay easier than it is there. The competition is to get into public schools, but if you can afford to pay a private school is really very easy to enter, it is a STA like exam (each university has its own) then you pass, and if you have the average score they want you pass. Because of where I study I actually have automatic pass to where I want to go, so there is really no worries about that.

Urg... I shouldn't have ask the book thing. I haven't read anything really because of lack of time, excepting the short stories I read for my creative writing class. Oh and my biology teacher lend me the collection of Isaac Asimov's short stories. (Which I haven't started reading xD). The thing is that school really doesn't leave any time. When I'm done with homework, the last thing I want to do is read...:S.

So, what are you majoring at?
At 9:15pm on November 26, 2009, rafa said…
OMG! college...:S! How was it? really, everyone tells me "it's very weird at the beggining, but then is very cool"... no one ever really goes deep in descriptions. How's been your experience?

I'm a senior, and well I'm sort of stressed out about all the decisions and such, but overall I'm fine.

What are you reading these days?
At 8:44pm on November 25, 2009, rafa said…
HI! it's been like forever since we talked and you probably can't remember me... but HI! how's life these days?
At 12:04am on February 22, 2009, David said…
I agree with you there.
But he certainly has the ability to come close. XD
At 11:37pm on February 21, 2009, David said…
I think he will.
I really think he might be like the next Sondheim or something.
lol
At 11:14pm on February 21, 2009, David said…
I'm excited for it too!
i think an ITH movie definitely has some Oscar potential. XD

And he so will write more.
:D
 
 
 

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