What's happening people?
Hey, I'm getting better, only a little over a month since I last posted!
Really, I'm trying to update more often, but to tell the truth.....my life is actually boring, there isn't much to tell.
The most interesting thing is that I got a job interview on Thursday the 28th, which would mean I would have a "sort of" second job. If things go well, I'll be a substitute teacher's aide. I'll work after my first job in the afternoons, only when someone can't make it. I did it before, and I loved it. It'll mean a bit more money, which would be good because my mom wants me to go on vacation this Summer with her and her friend.
We'll see how that goes. I called the college I applied to, and the reason why it took so long to hear from them is because my old high school in New York City didn't send them my high school transcripts yet.
I called and left messages, so hopefully I'll hear from them soon. So yeah, that's about it. Exciting life, huh?
I could write about the sad stories of the children I work with in the school I work in, but that'll take TOO long. Let's just say I wish people would honestly wait until they know they are ready to be parents before actually having children.
I hope everyone had a safe, wonderful, and family-filled Easter, as well as Passover. Easter has to be my favorite holiday ever. I just love the message behind it...not just the religious impact, but the fact of celebrating new life, new faith, and new beginnings. For Christians, it's a time of reaffirming their religion, to understand that through faith, even death can be conquered. For the Jewish, it is a time to honor and celebrate Passover, which they remember as a breaking point which led them out of slavery in Egypt. Personally, I've always been kind of confused as to why they have to be celebrated separately. I mean, Jesus was one of the most famous and well-know Jewish person of all time, but yet the Jewish don't acknowledge him. Jesus existed, there's MANY documents and research that proves that. The enslavement of the Jewish people in Egypt really did happen, as well as the Exodus, it's been document and proven many times. So why do they have to be separate? I've never understood that, and I never will.
But I do love the stories behind the two celebrations, and although I'm not very religious, I do hold them in a place in my heart. So here's to Passover and Easter!
Many of you may know by now that the entertainment business lost one of the most beloved and treasured actresses of all time...Elizabeth Taylor. I loved being a fan of hers, I loved seeing her blossom from a bright-eyed child actress to voluptuous woman through old DVD's and video cassettes. She was such an idol of mine. I couldn't get enough of her quirky smiles, the mischievous glint in her eyes, and the seriousness she put into each role, especially her role as Cleopatra the Greco-Egyptian queen of Egypt. She did cause quite a scandal, breaking up two marriages and taking the husbands (Eddie Fisher and Richard Burton were already married to other women when she started a relationship with them), but you know what? She didn't give a damn. She knew who she loved, and she was not going to apologize for it. I admired her for that...although NOT for breaking up the marriages.
I also loved and admired how she brought awareness to AIDS, and show people that AIDS was NOT a "gay" disease that was meant to "punish" them for their sins. ANYONE could get it and spread it, not just in the gay community. Good for her in letting people know that.
Elizabeth, you followed life to your own beat and to your own rules, and I love you all the more for that. Here's to Elizabeth.
May you rest in peace.
I'm glad to say that I'm still getting readers and wonderful comments for my story An Angel's Prayer. I can honestly say that I worked very hard on it, building up characters, dialogue, and plot. I don't think I have to tell anyone that writing is certainly not as easy as it seems.
I'm still not getting THAT much feedback and response, but you know what, that's okay. I didn't join Deviant Art to be "popular" or to be worshiped and get hundreds of comments. I don't need that, that's not what I'm here for. I'm here to work on my writing skills, to make friends, and see wonderful TRUE art, even though I'm not an artist myself. If people here see my gallery and choose to ignore and not comment, that's okay. I know in some cases it's not personal, as people are busy...and let's face it, LAZY. I know I'm here, I know that although my stories may not be the best n the world, they're still damn good and better than some. That's what matters to me.
I'm glad I've come to terms with that now, because I'm pretty sure that if I haven't had gotten more confidence in myself over the years, I would have done something desperate to get popular here..something heart-breaking, something scary, something I might not have recovered from. I might have become a rabid yaoi and yuri fangirl and wrote yaoi fiction!
Oh please, as my relatives in England would say, *English accent*...don't get your knickers in a twist, mate. I'm not going to bash or rant against rabid yaoi and yuri fangirls, okay? All I'm saying is that with how that seems to be popular here...for some reason, I might have gotten more comments if I did write that, that's all. One thing I was glad I was raised with is respect. My mom taught me that respect is one of the most important things in the world. Many fights, many wars could have been avoided with just a bit of respect I'm sure. So yes, I respect everyone here, even rabid yaoi fangirls. Even with my personal views on yaoi and yuri, if it's done with respect, dignity, then I don't mind that much. Besides, I can freely say that if it's one thing I hate on the Internet, and everyone else hates, it's flaming trolls.
I will NOT degrade myself into being a troll and belittling somebody's work, even if it's yaoi and yuri, so relax your backlash.
Besides, I grew up in New York, I've had gay friends, and I respect them as much as anyone else. Honestly, will I watch Glee and go "SQUEE!" and faint over Kurt and other gay characters and lifestyle in the media? Do I worship or glamorize homosexuality? No, I won't lie to myself, I'm not the biggest fan of it. But do I believe in respecting them and think they deserve to have a career and earn an honest living like everyone else, and NOT be discriminated against? Yes.
Alright that done, like I said earlier, I hope everyone had a great Easter or Passover, and wish me luck in getting back into college, and please stay tuned to much more of An Angel's Prayer. Next time I hope to have more movie reviews, as well as fanart. If anyone is willing to do requests, please note me.
Thanks for all your support, and stay tuned!