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15 October
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A Little About Me
I was abandoned by my parents and raised by wolves until I was twelve, when I attacked a party of explorers from Denmark to feed the pack, but was bested in hand to hand combat and brought back to Danish soil to be exhibited at a travelling carnival as "Belzo the ugly wolf-boy."
It was there that I met the Countess Melsovina, under the assumed name "Stanley Brickford." She had fled her homeland and was masquerading as a draftsman to escape the relentless guards of Manfred, Baron of South Wickersham-on-Weire who were hunting her to assist him in the nefarious scheme I'm sure we all are familiar with. The Countess soon enlisted my help in her flight, and the two of us travelled to Turkmenistan by rail. It was there that I contracted syphillis for the third time in my life. The Countess nursed me back to health and we booked passage on a steamer to the New World. Or rather, she booked passage on a steamer, and hid me in her luggage. Alas, I was discovered along with several other stowaways and we were all thrown overboard in the mid-Atlantic. The countess, being the gracious lady she is, was waiting for me in a charming teahouse overlooking the coast when I finally swam to shore eight months later. I collected her bags and we were off. We had reached Winnipeg, a vile city in the backwards nation of "Kanada" when the Baron's hussars caught up with us. A spectacular battle in an abandoned steel mill ensued, and although I liberated over four-hundred and fifty men from their mortal coils with nothing but my teeth, the Countess was still captured and put to death in an ancient and barbaric manner known as "Watonga." As I had no lady to lead me elsewhere, and as I had contracted syphillis for the seventh and final time, I decided to lay roots down here, breifly changing my name to "Jesus McChrist" before deciding on "Matt Gillies" and working as a fishmonger and then as a freelance insurance salesman before settling on my final trade of "professional lout."

Trust me, it's much more interesting than the real story.

Favorite Things
Uh... stuff. I like stuff. And things. Definately all about the things. Here are some things:
-Immanuel Kant
-Chuck Palaniuk
-Kurt Vonnegut
-The French foreign legion
-Fictionalized autobiographies
-FL Studio
-Boards of Canada
-Discussing how cool ninjas are
-Patinas of age
-Karl Marx
-The fact that ninjas are cooler than pirates
-Evil empires
-Doomsday devices
-Sword canes
-Tulips, orchids and sweetheart roses
-Urban climbing
-2600 magazine
-Harpers magazine
-Infiltration magazine
-The way ninjas can jump hundreds of feet in the air and then kill thousands of people before they even have a chance to scream
-House parties
-Salisbury House
-Bad jokes
-Endlessly mentioning the coolness of ninajs
-Carpet bags full of Turkish lira
-Not watching Bambi
-That scene in bloodsucking freaks where the doctor drills a hole in the woman's head and sucks her brains out with a straw
-Ninjas fighting giant robots and dinosaurs
-Red Herring. If only it was sold places other than Debenhams. What would you do if your favorite clothing line was a house brand at a British clothing store?
-Secret societies
-The way ninjas run so fast they don't have to swim because they can just run across the surface of the water
-Using the phrase "Danger! Will Robinson!" in everyday conversation
-BASE jumping
-Jones Soda
-The A-Team
-Yin Fei the Chinese ninja (best badly translated comic book ever!)
-Friends who respond by screaming "TETSUOOOOOO!!!!"
-Describing Shinji from Evangelion as a weenie.
-The phrase "I am not a weenie! You are the weenie!"
-People who know what that quote is from
-Making exceptionally long lists
-Iced Tea
-Pick up laundry
-Oops, wrong list

Hobbies and Interests
Writing music, cycling, playing bass, reading, dev work, attempting to take over the world, concentrating really hard to see if I've suddenly develloped psychic powers.

Really, anything involving music or building things interests me. Computer stuff too. I'm oh so very 1337. I apologize for the leetspeak. I don't know what came over me. I'll go hang my head in shame now.

"But if crying and holding on
And flying on the ground is wrong
Then I'm sorry to let you down,
But you're from my side of town
And I miss you..."

I'm... me I guess... I think, I breathe, I cry, I bleed and somehow I get up the next day and do it all over again.

I eat paper.

I had a sidekick. Then she turned on me too.

I loooooooovvvvvvvvveeeeeeee ramen. it helped me fall in love once...

I don't actually have all of the chat programs above; Instead, I use Trillian which has them all built into one.

I have a terrible habit of trying to save people... like the song says, I can not save you... I can't even save myself.

Above all else, I love.

Rules for the game of life:

1-Don't play games with other people's hearts

2-Always question religion wether you believe it or not.

3-Think for yourself, foo !

4-Weird does not mean bad

5-Respect yourself or nobody else will.

6-"Don't read beauty magazines, they'll only make you feel ugly"

7-Don't starve yourself to lose weight, you're probably good looking the way you are.

8-Women can be beautiful even if they don't weigh 98 pounds (45 of which is their breasts)

9-Maybe size does matter but there are more important things

10-Never do anything when you're drunk that you're not sure you'd do if you were sober

11-Open your eyes and truly look at the world


13-Learn to be truely alone without freaking out
(then tell me how)

14-Look beyond what a person is and see who a person is.

15-Don't give up on yourself, life must get better than this


17-Don't stop no matter how out of tune you are

18-Make something beautiful and show it too the world

19-Find somthing meaningful

20-Don't be afraid to cry


22-Hatred is a virus

23-Beauty comes from inside

24-As crazy as the world may be, as out-of-control as it may seem, you hold your own life in your hands.

25-Treat each other with peace, love and respect. (Remember PLUR people!)

The Weather in Hell

These Days - Nico

I've been out walking
I don't do too much talking
These days, these days.
These days I seem to think a lot
About the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to.

I've stopped my rambling,
I don't do too much gambling
These days, these days.
These days I seem to think about
How all the changes came about my ways
And I wonder if I'll see another highway.

I had a lover,
I don't think I'll risk another
These days, these days.
And if I seem to be afraid
To live the life that I have made in song
It's just that I've been losing so long.
La la la la la, la la.

I've stopped my dreaming,
I won't do too much scheming
These days, these days.
These days I sit on corner stones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten.
Please don't confront me with my failures,
I had not forgotten them.

30 Seconds - Tracy Bonham

For every stone, there’s a rock waiting for someone’s head
Hear it come, and you wish you had two heads
30 seconds, 30 seconds
Sell half your soul and you realize that you are
No one, no one
No one, no one

For every star, there’s another one that’s fading
Fading away, hating every bit of life
30 seconds, 30 seconds
One day of sun and the rest, you’re spending as a
No one, no one
No one, no one

Outta my way
Outta my way
Outta my way
Before you know, you’re outta my way
Outta my way
Outta my way

For everyone, there’s another one that’s stronger
So out you go, like the trash that you drug in
30 seconds, 30 seconds
Paving the way for the ones that made you feel like
No one, no one
No one, no one

Outta my way
Outta my way
Outta my way
Before you know, you’re outta my way
My way
Outta my way

White Town - White Town

I can't understand
After everything that we planned,
How you could turn around to me and
whisper goodbye. Well I've been dropped before
But not so high off the floor
And I just can't seem to pick myself up
again. If it's something that I said
That made you feel this way,
Then I take back every word from the first
hello, But most likely I know.
Your parents said baby no
And the boy you told your friends about
just had to go. Well it's a white town
with green trees. And nothing in love is free
So if it's not worth fighting for It's worth nothing at all.

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journal title no longer ganked from diseased_ovary's The Party Demystified, but you should read it anyways.

"I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air, that progress made under the shadow of the policeman's club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave." - H. L. Mencken


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