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Answer for question 4160.

Who was your first best friend? Are you still in contact with them? If not, what would you say to them if you could talk to them today?
My first true best friend was a girl named Nicole. She and I happened to sit next to each other in third grade and basically were never out of the other's sight. We are still friends, but not nearly as close. :(

Answer for question 4158.

There's a lot of nostalgia around old franchises coming back right now. Movies, TV shows, even action figures! What's something from your childhood that you wish would come back? Why?

(This question will remain in place for a few days while Writer's Block is re-launched -- we'll have new questions each weekday starting on Monday!)
I'm a sucker for the TV shows of the 90's and the early 00's. Knowing that many of the children of this generation will never see them is heartbreaking. So many of those old shows dealt with issues that just aren't being addressed in the current shows (with a few exceptions). Oh how I miss the classics.

This is what I call "I'm totally screwed"

Hey everyone, I need to offload some manga as soon as possible. Each is $5, unless there is some damage. I'm willing to make deals as well. All sales are final.

Pretear Vol 1-2
Gamerz Heaven Vol 1-2
D.Gray-Man Vol 1-4
Neon Genesis Evangelion Vol 1-5
Yu-Gi-Oh! Vol 1-5
Chrono Crusade Vol 1-4
Figure 17 Vol 1-2
Elemental Gelade Vol 2-4
Gravitation Vol 1-4
Saiyuki Vol 1-9
Saiyuki Reload Vol 1-8
Tsubasa 1-15
Fruits Basket Vol 1-18
MAR: Marchen Awakens Romance Vol 1-9
Rave Master Vol 1-5
xxxHolic Vol 1-5
Aqua Vol 1

Gravitation (Novels) Vol 1-2

How to Draw Anime and Game Characters Vol 1-5

Thanks guys!

Fanfic: Six Months [SRMT]

Title: Six Months
Author: Riley Masters
Rated: K+
Category: Super Robot Monkey Team
Genre: Friendship
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: I do not, nor will I ever, own the rights to the above mentioned series.

Author Note: For the past few months, some of my old SRMT stories are getting loved. Thanks to that, my muse finally woke up.

Constructive criticism is wanted and loved! My return to is thanks to you guys. Please enjoy.

- Riley Masters (11/26/12)

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A/N: The possibility for a sequel is there. I wonder…

Poem - My Dearly Departed

Another piece for Creative Writing II. This one was also preformed live at my school's Open Mic in the beginning of November.


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Short Story: Just Another Day

Alternative title: That Conterversial Story That I Still Can't Believe I Wrote

Or, 'lovingly' titled Pronoun Hell by certain members of my Creative Writing II class.

For our first assignment, we were told to create a character. Our teacher gave us the parameters and told us to get 'creative'.

When I realized that my main character, Jaida (than unnamed), was MtF, I knew that I was in for a challenge. I am not transgender. My knowledge comes from Google, Julie Anne Peter's novel Luna, and a few people I follow on Tumblr. I was scared and worried that I would screw up, that I would not make it clear. My worst fear, however, was that I thought that no matter what I said, no one would take me seriously. That they would make light of being transgendered, or having gender dysphoria.

When I read this story to the class, it was not well received. Only a few students supported me. Most called me a moron for confusing my main character’s gender. Another told me after class that anyone who was LGBT needs to be locked up, away from the 'normal' people. (Luckily, that person dropped out.)

All I ask is that you keep an open mind. Please.

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Poem - Goodbye to Memory

Written for my Creative Writing II class. I apologive for freaking people out with this one. I've been told that a tearjerker warning should be added.


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Short Story: The Haunted Cave

Early on in the semester, my Literary Guild did a pretty fun writing activity. Each one of us drew a picture in about five minutes. Than, we mixed them up and took someone else's picture, and wrote the story behind it, with a 15 or so minute time limit. (I think. This was a couple months ago...)

I got my friend Katiana's sketch. She's one heck of an artist. This is what I came up with.


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Poem - The Irony of Me

I happened to be digging through some old papers today and discovered a couple things from my Creative Writing I class, this being one of them.

My teacher had us read the poem "Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller, and than write a response piece to it (of which we never shared because she forgot, but that's another story for a different time). Anyway, last year I really hated reading and writing poetry.

Oh how things have changed.

Please forgive any typing mistakes, for I have a new laptop, and I'm not used to this keyboard yet. Also, if this doesn't make much sense, don't worry. I'm still kinda surprised that I was the one who wrote this.


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*blows dust off journal* H-hey everyone? I'm alive?

Except for Twitter and deviantArt, I've been basically just cruising through the internet and the sites I frequent lately. Sorry for the radio silence. Here's a life update that I really want to type.

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Hope you all have been fine!
~Riley

*waves from work*

Yes, you read that right. I took the job. I'm towards the end of day four? And it hadn't been totally horrible. I just need to get into a routine. Here's hoping anyway.

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Fanfic 100 - Prompt 18 - Wisdom

Title: Wisdom
Fandom: Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!
Characters: Antauri
Prompt: 018. Black
Word Count: 185
Rating: PG / K+
Summary: Antauri thinks about their guest inside the Super Robot. Pre-series, Chiro-verse.
Author's Notes: Continued from “Unconscious Questions.” This one is really short. I blame the trip I took. I came up with this brilliant idea, then completely forgot everything while I was gone. Still, please enjoy! Part five of series.

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Job...? Really...? Oh My God.

No, seriously. I go in for an interview for another position at the same location (Wednesday was Valet, today for Dining). Head of Valet sees me. Tells me that he wants to hire me.

Me: Um… Very well. I should tell you that I have an interview with Person 2 in Dining…

Him: Let me call her down here. (Calls Person 2, she arrives). Person 2? This is the young woman that you wanted to interview.

Person 2: Yes. She has this and that and the other…. (Not going into detail)

Him: Very nice. She’s mine.

So, I have a VERY good chance of getting a job. Excuse me while I go die of shock.

(And I have my Wednesday nights off. That’s all that matters. Because Criminal Minds is the most important thing in this world, with Supernatural as a CLOSE second. *happy dance*)

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Title: Unconscious Questions
Fandom: Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go!
Characters: Chiro, Antauri, Sprx
Prompt: 087. Life
Word Count: 260
Rating: PG / K+
Summary: Chiro sleeps off his injuries, while Antauri and Sprx question his presence. Pre-series, Chiro-verse.
Author's Notes: Continued from “Discovery.” After a three year hiatus, I’m working on this again. Sorry for the wait. Part four of series.


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Title: Chocolate Adonis and Pretty Boy
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Pairing: Derek Morgan / Spencer Reid
Theme set: Gamma
Rating: K - M
Notes: Spoilers abound! That, and um... This really lives up to its rating... XD This is my first time writing Morgan/Reid, so I would love some feedback. I’m really hoping I don’t screw them up too much…


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*headdesk*

… My freaking out and worry always is a sign.

I aced that interview! Crossing my fingers that I get the call that I got it.

I was completely wrong about what I thought the job was about. I should fit right in.

Next time I freak, hit me upside the head, please!

An Actual Journal Entry? No Way!

So, I just got the call for an interview for a job. My first interview in three years. It's in an hour and a half.

I'm terrifyed.

I really don't want to work at this place. It's forty minutes from both my house and school, and I have to completely rearrange my life if I get it. For one thing, no matter what, I won't get any weekday night off. That means that I'll never see my mom, who works 10 hours a day, on top of her hour drive (one way). If anything, that bothers me more than missing my favorite shows, because I can just tape my shows.

Another reason I'm freaking is actually a good one: I need to have open availability. That's fine, until mid-August. They also want me to commit for at least a year, if not two. That's all well and good, but I should be done with my AA in December. From there I want to transfer. It's a bit hard to move an hour away to a university and still have a job at home.

More than anything, though, I just don't feel comfortable. I can't really describe it. I just felt massively out of place the two times I've been there.

The only reason I even applied was to get my mom's friend off my back. He works there, and has been ragging on me for the past two years to apply. I really don't want to work with him, as he likes to tease and taunt me when my back is turned.

...

I guess I just needed to let off some steam and worry. I'll do my best, but I'm not the happiest of campers. I'm not sure how this will turn out, but I have a gut feeling that I'll be turning in applications for other places right after my interview.

Can you see how excited I am? /sarcasm
Title: Brothers in Arms
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Dean Winchester / Sam Winchester
Theme set: Beta
Rating: K - T
Warning[s]: Yeah, Dean and Sam are brothers, and they don’t cross that line in these fifty sentences. Maybe next time?


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Writer's Block: Dear Old Dad

What is your best memory of time spent with your father? If you haven't already done so, make his day and let him know how special it was for you.

Psst. Wanna see my room?

I finally posted my pictures! They're up on ourbedrooms. Or, just go here: Pics ahead!

Comment away!

Manga List (as of June 2012)

Though I haven't bought any for nearly two years, my manga collection has still grown. I wanted to get an updated list posted, for once in my life.

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I also have some novelizations of different series. Most of the were released and sold alongside the manga.

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100 Things CMQ – Quote Ten

Plato wrote, “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Season 2, Episode 6: The Boogeyman


 
Elle’s final episode! I can’t tell you how excided I was to watch this one. Sad that Hotch wasn’t with the team, but it made sense in the end.

The last kid, the blond girl? Guess who she is. She has a famous sister.

Reid is afraid of the dark! I can see it. *giggle*

~Riley

100 Things BMSAC – Post Ten (Movie)

Independence Day, starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman

Independence Day Film

A group of intrepid humans attempts to save the Earth from vicious extraterrestrials in this extremely popular science-fiction adventure. The story begins with the approach of a series of massive spaceships, which many on Earth greet with open arms, looking forward to the first contact with alien life. Unfortunately, these extraterrestrials have not come in peace, and they unleash powerful weapons that destroy most of the world's major cities. Thrown into chaos, the survivors struggle to band together and put up a last-ditch resistance in order to save the human race. As this is a Hollywood film, this effort is led by a group of scrappy Americans, including a computer genius who had foreseen the alien's evil intent (Goldblum), a hot-shot jet pilot (Smith), and the President of the United States (Pullman). While some critics objected to the film's lack of originality and lapses in logic, the combination of grand visual spectacle and crowd-pleasing storytelling proved irresistible to audiences, resulting in an international smash hit.

I absolutely, hands down, 100%, LOVE this movie. I watch it all the time.

Now, this movie has a special place in my heart. My dad loved this movie, but it scared me as a child. Now, nearly ten years later, it’s on my top ten list. Heck, Mom and I rewatched it last night!

I just love how every character is portrayed. I love the script. I love every line, so much so that I can repeat most of them by memory. One of my favorite parts of the movie is the President’s speech. He starts with a normal tone, and by the end he has the crowd cheering.

Of course, my other favorite is when the President walks into the underground area where all the people hid and everyone is cheering. Mom says that my Dad always declared that here was President-for-Life Whitmore.

If you are a Sci-Fi movie buff, or if you like Will Smith, watch this. If you’ve already seen it, watch it again. It’s better than half the movies out today!

~Riley

100 Things CMQ – Quote Nine

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." -Oscar Wilde

Season 2, Episode 4: Psychodrama



In my opinion, one of Hotch’s best early episodes. There are hints of the storylines that are soon to come, and they are portrayed just right.

The UnSub freaked me out in this one, especially when he killed a kid. I kinda wish he had been killed, but suffering with that knowledge will be brilliant too.

~Riley

100 Things BMSAC – Post Nine (Book)

Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi

Gamer Girl Book

After Maddy’s parents divorce, she’s stuck starting over at a new high school. Friendless and nicknamed Freak Girl, Manga-loving artist Maddy finds refuge in the interactive online game Fields of Fantasy. In that virtual world, she reinvents herself as Allora, a gorgeous elfin alter ego, and meets a true friend in Sir Leo. Maddy can’t hide behind Allora forever, especially as a real-life crush begins edging in on her budding virtual romance. But would anyone pick the real Maddy, gamer girl and Manga freak, over the fantasy?

I picked this book up with reservations. The cover looked cool, but I wasn’t sure about it.

Now, yes, the entire plot is very mundane. It’s easy to figure out what will happen from one moment to the next. However, there’s something about Maddy that made me want to continue reading.

Maybe it was the fact that we are similar. Maybe it was just that her voice hit my heart and wouldn’t let go.

I’m not sure the reason, but I will say this. If you have an hour or three to spare, pick this one up. It’s not the best, but it’s still a good read.

~Riley

100 Things CMQ – Quote Eight

"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone." -Rose Kennedy.

Season 1/2 Episode 22/1: The Fisher King (Parts 1 and 2)

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These is two of those episodes that you just aren’t sure whether all the players will survive until the end. And for good reason.

It’s an elaborate game of chase-the-UnSub, following the clues and putting things in their place. Even when the profilers think they have an in, the UnSub is one step ahead of them.

In my opinion, Reid really shines in this episode. He finally comes clean about the “source” of some of his many quirks. He also manages to inspire not one, not two, but three slash pairings, all in the same scene. XD

Truly a rush from start to finish. This is a two-parter that you just can’t miss.

~Riley
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!

SRMTHFG Anime.Cartoon

The Super Robot Monkey Team is set in Shuggazoom, a city that takes up a good portion of its planet, also named Shuggazoom. The rest of the planet is called "The Zone of Wasted Years." The main character is a boy named Chiro. When he was exploring the outskirts of the city, he stumbles upon a giant abandoned robot. Once inside, his curiosity gets the better of him, and he pulls on an old, untouched switch, thus awakening the five robotic monkeys that form the Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce. In the process, Chiro also fused himself with the Power Primate, allowing him to transform into the brave fighter and bold leader of the team. With the aid of the five Robot Monkeys: Antauri, Mr. Hal Gibson, SPRX-77, Otto, and Nova, their mission is to save Shuggazoom City from the Skeleton King, the main antagonist of the series.

By virtue of the fact that Chiro was not a superhero from birth, the five Robot Monkeys must train him, which ultimately results in him leading the team. The Robot Monkeys continue to train Chiro, as he fulfills his destiny as protector of the universe.

When fighting the larger enemies, the Hyperforce uses the Super Robot, which can split into six separate vehicles. Its main attack, when combined as the whole robot, is Lazatron Fury, a powerful energy beam that is fired from its chest. The Super Robot also serves as Chiro and the Monkeys' headquarters and home.


*Giggle* Anyone who knows me had to have known that this was going to end up on this list.

I LOVED SRMT! Seriously, loved it. I watched every episode, cheering on the Hyperforce and screaming at Skeleton King.

When it got canceled (stupid cliffhanger ending), I went to Disney World and complained. No really, I did. My mother can contest to that fact. She was right there beside me.

The animation was spot on for about 99% of the time, as was the scripts. And the vocal cast was to die for. BTW, Greg Cipes is epic, especially when you see him in person. He is brilliant!

If, for whatever reason, you missed this show, find it. It’s hard to come by, considering there are no DVDs… But it’s out there. Somewhere.

You’ll be glad you did.

~Riley

100 Things CMQ – Quote Seven

Diane Arbus once said, "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know."

Season 1, Episode 18: Somebody’s Watching



I want to like this episode. I really, really do. I just don’t like Lila.

I’m sorry, it’s not because I’m a Criminal Minds slasher. I swear. I didn’t like her when I first watched the episode eighteen months ago. Honestly, I just don’t know why.

The case itself is brilliant. It’s very well written and planned, and wonderfully executed. Everything is on point.

I just don’t like Lila. Unlike my mother…

~Riley

100 Things BMSAC – Post Seven (Song)

I’m With You by Avril Lavigne



For many years, I didn’t listen to songs in English. Last year, I changed my stance, with this song.

I just really love the lyrics, and the power behind them. There are days when this is on repeat. I just can’t get enough.

~Riley

100 Things CMQ – Quote Six

Abraham Lincoln once said, "In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

Season 1, Episode 15: Unfinished Business



Max Ryan is a jerk. I don’t care if he’s famous. He’s still a jerk. He treats everyone like crap, because they aren’t doing what he did when he was in the BAU. Newsflash, things change.

Also, why is he allowed on raids? He’s retired, as in not part of the FBI anymore. Don’t give him a vest and gun!

Yeah, this episode has exactly one redeeming quality: Reid solving the crossword puzzle with his mind. Glowy words!

~Riley

100 Things BMSAC – Post Six (Movie)

The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson



Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic-book film, which ties together such characters as Iron Man (Downey Jr.), Captain America (Evans), The Hulk (Ruffalo), and Thor (Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other. Taking center stage this time is Nick Fury (played once again by the note-perfect Jackson), leader of the peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury, along with former Russian spy Black Widow (Johansson), recruits a super team to combat Thor's ever-deceptive brother Loki (Hiddleston) after he brainwashes ace archer Hawkeye (Renner) while stealing a cosmic cube from an underground base. Thus the heroes must learn to work together alongside outlaw scientist Bruce Banner, who can track down the artifact's gamma signals when he's not hulking out into a giant green monster.

My sister Kit and I saw The Avengers at midnight. We weren’t going to go until that night, but we got lucky and made it work.

I nearly lost my voice cheering. It was that good.

Now, I’m one of those people who doesn’t drop spoilers, so don’t expect much more out of me. Well, except for the fact that the Loki vs Hulk scene officially made this movie gold.

If you are a superhero fan, go. Go and see this. Hell, just go and drool over the hot actors. It’s well worth the money!

~Riley

100 Things CMQ – Quote Five

Confucius warned us, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

Season 1, Episode 13: Poison



This is one of those episodes that I only like certain scenes of. I don’t know why that would be. Reid and JJ have a couple of good scenes, as well as Gideon. Even Elle was tolerable.

Maybe it’s just one of those episodes that just doesn’t sit right.

Regardless, there is one funny little bit, towards the end. Spinny Reid!

~Riley

100 Things BMSAC – Post Five (Book)

Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters



With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. At least it seems to be. But when Cece Goddard comes to school, everything changes. Cece and Holland have undeniable feelings for each other, but how will others react to their developing relationship? This moving love story between two girls is a worthy successor to Nancy Garden's classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind. With her characteristic humor and breezy style, Peters has captured the compelling emotions of young love.

I read this book on a whim. Really. I had heard about it, and seen it in pictures on ourbedrooms. People said to try it. So I did.

I really will never regret reading this book.

Without revealing too much plot, let’s just say that this book is a wild ride, one that won’t wait until the end. It, in my opinion, deserves all the praise it has received and more.

If you like LGBT YA fiction, check it out~!

~Riley

100 Things CMQ – Quote Four

Albert Einstein asked, "The question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I or the others crazy?"

Season One, Episode Nine: Derailed

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I just love Derailed. I love the fact that Reid gets to actually do something heroic. He gets to do something dangerous.
He gets to do magic.

Plus, Elle gets beat up. That’s a win in my book. (Can you tell that I don’t like Elle?)

All the scenes with Reid, Morgan, Hotch, and Gideon are perfect.

I think I’m gonna go watch it again….

~Riley
Fullmetal Alchemist


Human kind can not gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange. In those days we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth.

Anyone who considers themselves an anime fan knows those words. Most of us spent days memorizing them, making sure to get the pauses and the emphases in the right places.

Fullmetal Alchemist has a special place in my heart, and in my life. It’s the reason I’m still alive. I spend every day thankful for this show.

Now, I actually haven’t watched Brotherhood yet. Yeah, I know. Go ahead and yell at me. It’s on my list.

FMA is one of those anime that will be around and talked about for-bloody-ever. It will (or at least I hope it will) always be represented at conventions and will always have a place in the online anime community.

Of all the shows I list during this challenge, I implore you to watch this one. Please.

~Riley

Accomplished!

I told myself that this summer, while working on my 100 Things posts, I would write at least one Criminal Minds fic.

I just did. I'm so happy.

Of course, it is only 150-ish words...

http://15-minute-fic.livejournal.com/62102.html?thread=258710#t258710

Here's hoping! XD

100 Things CMQ - Quote Three

Carl Jung said, "The healthy man does not torture others. Generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers.”

Season One, Episode Eight: Natural Born Killer



This is one of the few episodes that I only watch once in a blue moon. And by once in a blue moon, when nothing else is on. And my DVD player is broken. And when my PS2 is busted.

This is one of those episodes.

I just watch it for the BAU scenes. There are a few that are brilliant to watch. Plus, we get a real good look at Garcia and her hilarity.

The ending gives me nightmares. I think I’ll pass on this one. For a long time.

~Riley

100 Things BMSAC – Post Three (Song)

Pieces of Me by Ashlee Simpson



I don’t know why I like this song. I really don’t.

Of course, one reason could be the fact that I listened to this song on repeat during the years I was bullied, all throughout high school. Or the fact that it gave me hope.

It’s just one of those songs that has aged well. I’ll be listening to it for years to come.

~Riley

100 Things CMQ - Quote Two

Shakespeare wrote, "Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable."

Season One, Episode Six: L.D.S.K.



Reid gets to shot someone.

Reid gets to prove himself.

Reid also gets his ass kicked by his boss.

Let’s just say that there are days when this is on repeat. At least, the last fifteen or so minutes anyway. I just love badass!Reid.

~Riley

100 Things BMSAC – Post Two (Movie)

Push, starring Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning



Hang on tight as a gang of super-powered paranormal operatives takes you on a white-knuckle thrill ride. The excitement starts when a future-seeing Watcher (Dakota Fanning) convinces a telekinetic Mover (Chris Evans) to help steal a briefcase that holds a billion-dollar secret. But to outrun government agents, they must enlist a mind controlling Pusher (Camilla Belle) who could be their salvation - or their doom. Also starring Academy Awardr Nominee Djimon Hounsou, Push will pull you in completely.

If you want a rush, but you don’t want X-Men, Push is right up your alley.

My sister and I saw this movie opening night, than again the week after. We both loved it, and enjoyed picking it apart.
Nick and Cassie play off of each other brilliantly, and the addition of Kira made the movie even better. Every second had our hearts beating. The big twist about half way through actually added to the storyline, making it more dynamic. To add it the storyline, the movie was shot entirely on location, which adds to the richness.

Honestly, I don’t understand why this movie barely made a blip on the radar. It was well made, exciting, and visually good to look at. Whatever the reason, take a couple of hours and watch this movie. It’s really worth it.

~Riley

100 Things CMQ - Quote One

Nietzsche once said, "When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you."

Season One, Episode One: Extreme Aggressor



The first episode of Criminal Minds starts out with a bang. Kinda.

The audience is introduced to the BAU. Well, most of them.

We get to hear the profile. Only, Gideon gives it, while Hotch, Morgan, and Reid sit in a corner and look hot.

The BAU catches the unsubs. Or, Elle catches one and shoots another.

Reid is the walking textbook. Morgan stands around and mostly complains. Hotch is a family man who actually smiles in this episode. Gideon does everything.

Wow. Things sure change. Can you tell that I hate this episode?

~Riley

100 Things BMSAC – Post One (Book)

Beastly by Alex Flinn



I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and
prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.


I bought Beastly right after I heard the announcement about the movie. I had been eying it for awhile, and I finally decided to pick it up.

I actually really liked it.

I enjoyed the inclusion of the online chatting, as well as Kyle using it as an outlet. I enjoyed watching Kyle grow and change.

It’s really refreshing to read a half-way decent coming-of-age book. I highly recommend it.

Also, know that the movie is similar to the book, but there are many differences.

~Riley



{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

So, I'm gonna do this. I saw that usamichan13 was doing it, and it sounds like fun!

Because I'm such a crazy person, I'm doing TWO different ones, at the same time.

100 Books, Movies, Songs, and Anime/Cartoons (25 of each).
100 Bookend Quotes from Criminal Minds, with a review of each episodes that each quotes appears in.

Watch the fireworks, okay?
Our community is small, but full of smart, creative people from around the world. At least, that is what we have been led to believe.

Recent events have shown that hypocrisy still flows throughout the community. Personal attacks are running rampant. Respect is being thrown out the preverbal window, if there is any respect left.

Our community is small, and we need to all stand together. Everyday, people who don’t understand our love of anime and manga fight to take it away, or mask it behind American-isms, such as what 4kids did for many years.

Someone I know and greatly respect was attacked for asking a question and giving an opinion, all while being massively polite. They in no way attacked or insulted anyone. They, however, were insulted sworn at, and treated like a second class citizen.

This cannot happen. It shines a horrible light on us all. We need to stand together, or together we shall fall.

So please, can’t we all just get along?

Signed,

Riley Masters

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Poem: That Double-Edged Sword

I had to write a Valentine's Day poem in my English class today. My teacher kept using the analogy of a "double-edged sword", and it stuck. He liked it, and encouraged me to put it out there, as if I wasn't already planning to.

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Comments are loved!

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Title: The Love of Heroes
Fandom: Aaron Stone
Pairing: Charlie Landers (Aaron Stone) / Emma Lau (Dark Tamara)
Theme set: Beta
Rating: K - T
Warning[s]: A bit of bad language and a bit of suggestiveness.

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You have GOT to be kidding me...

Also posted on my FB.

My faith in humanity is gone. Okay, not really, but it's really shaken.

Backstory: Around June of last year, a young new writer in the SRMT area of FF.Net posted a little story. It was a humor story, and to be blunt, it failed. I left NICE constructive criticism (and I mean nice. I tried to be helpful without being the bitch-grammar-nazi that I can be).

I soon forgot about it. Until about ten minutes ago.

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Yeah... not the best way to start off the new year. Time to give all the stories a LARGE dose of CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM!!!  [/sarcasm]

~Riley

You know who you are... Truce?

To the people who really know what I'm talking about here.

You know, I've been thinking. I've carried around so much pain, so many memories from tenth grade, that I began to hate the person that I've become. I'm done with the hate. I've put what happened that year, and the years after that, behind me.

College has helped me with this. It's time that I grow up and forget about the bad, and only remember the good.

Truce?

~Riley / Miharu / Elizabeth / Beth (Whatever you prefer)

Gah... I had hoped to avoid placing this.

ONLY REPLY TO ONE OF MY ENTRIES IF IT PERTAINS TO THE ENTRY. DO NOT USE IT AS A FORM OF COMMUNICATION. USE MY FORUM OF FANFICTION.NET FOR THAT.

I created this journal for myself. I really don't want to block anyone, or f-lock this.

So, if you have a problem with me, or you just want to chat, please us my forum on ff.net.

~Kihaku

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