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One of those crazy teen blogger types. Completely bribe-able with coffee. An INTP.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Three-Column Rounders Layout

Absolutely wonderful layout coding, isn't it? Just awesome! Thank you so much to www.threecolumnblogger.com; I got the tutorial from there.

I put a link to that site in the title of this post. Click on it if you would also enjoy a three-column layout. It's not just for Rounders, either! There are tutorials for many different layouts.


... is enjoyable, but it's also a right pain in the butt. Who would have thought that writing for a blog about my life would be so difficult? I have many things going wrong; there's no shortage of stuff to write about, certainly!

I suppose for a while there (19 days... wow) I just couldn't be bothered to complain to strangers about all the crap I have going on. Ah, well. My bad attitude is back on its way in! :-)

A few things I have to say, related both to me and the site.

1. I am doing a site makeover. Another one, you ask? Yes, another one. I'm starting to feel antsy about the look of the blog. I just need to find the perfect layout. Any suggestions from the crowd?
2. I'm broke. I want to buy Christmas presents for friends and family (soon I'll have a little wish list button in the sidebar where you can see the gifts). If you're feeling generous, a donation of even a dollar would be much appreciated. There's a donation button somewhere in the sidebar, likely near the wish list.
3. I... forgot what I was going to say. Oh, well.

That's it for now! Expect more frequent posts from now on.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

South Park Rules...

...as do South Park/Harry Potter videos.

"Erik, did you just say the 'f' word?"

Anyways, because I love watching South Park (as does my former English teacher), I'm going to post a video. It has Harry Potter video with South Park audio, and his hilarious.

"He means fuck. You can't say fuck in school, you fucking fatass!"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Harry Potter Theories

All right, all you Harry Potter fans out there: I have some proposals for you.

Many have wondered, "What was Dudley's worst memory? What did he see when encountered by those dementors in OotP?" All JKR has to say on the subject is this: "I think that when Dudley was attacked by the Dementors he saw himself, for the first time, as he really was. This was an extremely painful, but ultimately salutory lesson, and began the transformation in him."

Most people took this as JKR stating that Dudley finally saw himself as the total ass that he was, and that this led to the small amount of kindness Dudley displayed to Harry in Deathly Hallows. But what if this wasn't what she meant? Perhaps she was being cryptic (as usual).

I think Dudley saw a repressed memory of him doing magic and his mother and father reacting in a very negative manner. Maybe that's what Dumbledore was talking about when he sent that Howler to Petunia in OotP. It could easily have meant not only the obvious message- take care of Harry- but also another. I think Dumbledore and the Dursleys may have made a pact.

If they took care of Harry, then he would keep Dudley from getting his Hogwarts letter with Harry. The Dursleys definitely would have taken the deal!

I mean, what's the likelihood that Dudley would be a wizard? Looking at it from a scientific standpoint, the wizarding gene is apparently a dominant trait, as proven by the rarity of Squibs. Say that M is Muggle and m is Magic. If the two parents are both Mm (in other words, both magic, with a carrier Muggle gene), then there's a 1/4 chance for MM, a 1/2 chance for Mm, and a 1/4 chance for mm. That would completely explain the rarity of such a phenomenon- imagine this in a Pureblood situation. It would take the child of a Halfblood and a Pureblood to marry another Halfblood for this to even be plausible (and we all know how picky those damn Purebloods can be)!

However, I cannot apply this simple of a theory- it would require both Petunia and Vernon to be magic, which they obviously are not. But perhaps, scientifically speaking, the magic trait is similar to the eye color trait, with many different variations of the same trait. There isn't just one type of blue eyes, there are many. Perhaps magic works the same way; this would explain the difference in levels of power. Imagine a graph of the amount of magical power in Tom Riddle (powerful), Ron Weasley (average), Argus Filch (low amount, but able to be raised by courses like Kwikspell), John Granger (Muggle with an apparent magic gene), and John Doe (Muggle with no magic gene). It would likely have a steady negative slope, yes?

So, magic is as variable (and potentially changeable) as metabolism. This theory would work both for passing along magic, for creating Muggleborns seemingly 'out of the blue,' and creating Squibs (also seemingly from nowhere).

Back to Dudley...

I've established that there's a strong possibility he would have magic in him, the gene simply not strong enough to show through in either of his parents. So what's to stop him from accidentally showing it, and his parents having an incredibly negative reaction?

This would also potentially explain Petunia's multiplied negative feelings towards Lily. It's already established that she was jealous of Lily's ability; she also could blame Lily for making her child be a 'freak' she would be forced to envy. Granted, it was in no way Lily's fault, but it's always far easier to blame someone you hate anyway than someone you love (like we assume Petunia did her parents).

I'm rambling much further than my original intention: to state my theory on what Dudley saw that night. If any of you have concurrences or rebuttals (or just general statements- or your own theories!), feel free to comment with them.

Friday, November 6, 2009

More Plugging

All right all- I haven't spammed you in a while, so you know what that means...

Want to see some more of my amazing writing? Check out my FanFiction.net account if you like fanfiction, and you like what you've seen of me here!

Lolz, if you want to know the real reason I'm plugging my FFN account, it's because I'm bored, at my mother's, and have nothing better to do than bother you innocent people.

Video Extravaganza!

I like videos. Who doesn't? They can provide any number of a multitude of things: entertainment, information, the chance to go 'aww' at a sweet moment... anything! Here are my top five favorite videos:






Yeah, I know, some of my choices are a little weird. I'm proud of it! TheFineBros (and ShaneDawsonTV) rock my socks off!

What are your favorite videos?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

How to Make a Batch of Peanut Butter Cookies

1. Get out pre-made package of chocolate chip cookies- why would you use the real stuff? This takes much less time.

2. Painstakingly follow directions.

3. Remove cookies from oven.

4. Return to computer while you wait for them to cool.

5. Five minutes later, become despondent when you realize that two of your incredibly bothersome siblings ate them all.

6. Complain to them, disallow sister to head-butt your stomach. (For best results, groan in pain when she does it.)

7. Get out pre-made package of peanut butter chip cookies. See steps one for reasoning.

8. Wait impatiently for oven to pre-heat, then realize you didn't set it.

9. Once oven has successfully pre-heated, stick cookies in.

10. Remove cookies, shooing two siblings from kitchen.

11. Eat them all :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Signs of Intellectual Giftedness

Well, I got bored. And when I get bored, I study things that I don't really need to know, and that interest me. Lately, I've taken a large interest in two things: vegetarianism, and intellectual giftedness, both of which are directly related to me (not to brag).

So, I'm making a list of various signs of intellectual giftedness I show/have shown. (An X means I don't show it now, but I used to.) Oh, and the title of this links to the Wiki for the subject :)

  • Exceptional Vocabulary
  • Ability to understand complex ideas
  • Easily frustrated
  • Wide area of interest
  • Highly sensitive
  • Creative
  • Stubborn and opinionated
  • Inconsistent academic performance X
  • Highly developed sense of humor
  • Curious and inquisitive
  • Voluntary social isolation X
  • Perfectionism
  • Depression X
  • Shyness X
  • Self-deprecation

So... yeah. Not the most objective subject in the world, hehe. Hope you weren't turned off by my extreme arrogance (that was sarcastic).

Mrs. Avery is a Biatch

So we get on the bus this afternoon, and Mrs. Avery (our bus driver, who is old as dirt and needs to hurry up and retire or die- preferably the latter) was just in an absolutely horrible mood. So does she do the responsible thing- what I do- and keep it to herself, to blog about it later?


[[Probably because she doesn't know how to use a computer.]]

Anyways, she starts complaining to us about how the bus is just so dirty, and how it's all our fault, and she's going to make us clean it up tomorrow. Like, pass around a trash bag and pick crap up off the floor of the bus.

My first thought: "Uhm, no. This woman is not making me do this."

Tomorrow, I am going to refuse to do it. I don't care if she kicks me off- that just means I get to go to Sonic after school when Amy picks me up, just like she did for Taylor when he got kicked off. Meh. I'll be sure to update with the big news of what will happen when I refuse...

Boys are Immature

No offense, but you are.

What is it with guys and picking on girls? I'm used to Tyler doing it, but was today, I dunno, Pick On Random Chicks day?

I mean, Andrew kept making fun of me for bringing my computer to school, but he was complimenting me (and the computer) at the same time. Then, Matt kept randomly leaning over and pinching me during fourth period. And on the bus, Cade wouldn't stop taking my computer, and when I tried to grab it back, I got the ever-so-mature reply, "Go away! Leave me alone!" in a high-pitched, squeaky voice.


Monday, November 2, 2009


AAAHHHH! I haven't posted in forever! Just a quick little post before I hop in the shower :) I have a few things to tell all you wonderful readers.

1. Are you vegetarian? Vegan? Do you just care a lot about animals like kitty cats and fluffy bunnies and big ol' German Shepherds like mine? Go to Peta2.com and if you sign up, tell them prettialydia@yahoo.com was your referral- I'll get points, and I think you will, too!

B. I'm going to start taking my computer to school for 'notes' in Driver's Ed (i.e. most boring class I have ever had the misfortune to be forced to take- today, we learned about signs). Why is notes in single quotes, you ask? Because I probably won't actually take notes. In fact, I'll probably just be either writing fanfiction or IMing Marissa (she uses hers for notes in first period as well). And, once we get out of Driver's Ed (next week), I can use it for notes in Health (the first period class DE is cutting into), as well as this project we're doing in World History.

3. Speaking of my WH project, I'll tell ya about that. I am going to make a version of TIME magazine, but in the time period right after Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII got a divorce. It has to have news related to that time, a few ads (supposed to be goofy- I already have some ideas... audiobooks of The Prince, anyone? Only 2 silver coins!), stuff like that. Oh, and comics! I might try and scan in what I do (along with my grade, haha) so you can see the result of my major awesomeness.

IV. After coming thisclose to committing suicide, my life has suddenly taken a turn for the better. Weird, right? You'd assume it would get worse. Well, it hasn't. I've been abnormally happy, I've been way closer to God (sorry to offend if you're a religion other than Christian, but I'm rarely PC in my posts, LOL), and I haven't felt bad about myself. Even though that lady at the Suicide Hotline really didn't help me much- she just calmed me down, mostly- she did, in a way. Get it? Eh. Neither do I.

Love you all tons and tons and tons- I would give you some Dove chocolate, but when I try to stick it through the screen, it just makes my computer all messy XD