Well, schools coming back soon. Since I'm moving to a different area, I'll be attending a new school. I'm not nervous at all really. I've been getting good omens saying that this year will be a good year. I sure hope those omens are right though. Today, I started to organize my binder today. This is how I've been organizing my binder for the past three years. Four pencils, two pens, two highlighters, a calculator and etc. I recently finished The Alchemist not too long ago. It was a summer reading book, but wow, I really liked it. It was interesting and inspiring. If you didn't notice, its the book on top of my binder. If you looked into my copy of The Alchemist, you'll probably wonder why there is so much writing in it o.o;. I decided to write down my thoughts in almost every book I read (That is my copy). Right now, I'm starting a new book call The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I think that's probably one of the most bizarre titles I have ever seen, but none-the-less, I'm curious to see how the story goes. I saw this book maybe two years ago, but I was broke at the moment so I couldn't get it. Finally, I got money and decided to buy it. The book I'm looking forward to the most is probably East of Eden (I thought it said Eden of the East of first and I was like "Whoa! I didn't know it was a novel."). So yeah, I'm looking forward to reading them both in the future.
Aside from that, the one thing that I'm nervous about is how much time will I be able to fandub. I don't think I'll try to aim to upload at least one dub a week anymore. I want to put more thought and effort into my fandubs. Like I said, I'm starting to write English lyrics more to save myself a little time and also I like writing English lyrics. It helps me understand the song more. I sure hope that I can at least try to keep in touch with everyone on Skype. This year I have two study halls so maybe that will help me save some time. Although, I also told myself that I should make an effort to stay in shape. I haven't been very fit this summer. I bike, however I don't really get into it and consider it a work out.
Has anyone noticed my laptop? You see it right? Yeah... that's where my vent is xD! I say that I live in the corner of my room, but really, I live by the vent of my room.I just realized that there was a basket of clothes behind my binder when I looked at the picture again =w=. . . I have laundry to do later. Anyway, that's all I have for now.
So school is coming soon, and I should probably ready myself for whatever is coming my way. I feel like this is going to be a good year for me, so I'm very excited. I guess a few omens lead me into thinking that however, I wouldn't say everything is going to be perfect. As I progress further into my teenage years, I find myself maturing in the oddest way. As I mature more, I feel like I'm losing my sanity. Perhaps its normal, I sure hope its normal. Perhaps its due to stress and facing new scenarios and encounters everyday. Having a good grasp on my emotions is being more and more difficult as the days go by. I think its just my teenage hormones are trying to pry my grasp and make me open up or something. Anyway, the reason why I'm typing this blog entry is to keep my sanity and emotions in check. It seems like a very out-of-the-blue entry to type however, the more I talk about it, the better I feel. I'm glad that I got into fandubbing. I think its helped me keep my stress in check and when I don't have a chance to talk about it, I don't have to bundle it up inside. I can sing my emotions. Although, I have met some very nice fandubbers along the way so its great to be able to talk to someone you can relate to (i.e. fandubbing and anime), but also be able to talk about things outside of the basis of our common ground.
I think when I started fandubbing, I was very timid. I could hit the notes, but I couldn't sing with a soul. I think I've learned to do that recently. Just recently though. I think they show more when I sing ballads because those are my favorite type of songs to sing. I love rapping with all my heart. I'm not the best at it, there are plenty of others that rap with such enthusiasm that I often grow jealous of them ^^. However, I'm not jealous to the point where I dislike them. I'm actually quite fond of their work because it brings me back to old school rapping. Down to its core, I can never forget what made me want to sing in the first place and that will remain to always be locked inside for me to remember and look back.
I recently found a song today that just gave me a rush of nostalgia when I first heard it. Right now, I am writing English lyrics for it. Again, I'm writing English lyrics more often now because of two reasons. One, singing in English will easier for me when school starts. Two, I've never really understood a Vocaloid as well as I have recently since writing the lyrics, sort of forces me to open my eyes and see what the meaning of the song is. Of course, I could never know the full-meaning of the song without asking the producer first hand. Working on the right emotion has always been a difficult thing for me even today so again, writing English lyrics help me get the right one. I could talk all day about how important emotion is, but myself I have my moments where I really connect with the song and sing my heart out and others where I'm just singing the song because it sounds cool. I promise myself I will no longer do that. And so, what exactly should you get out of this entry? I would say, singing comes from the heart. I think it shows more as a teenager sometimes because this is a pretty vital time in our lives and I think we're more emotional now then ever. Then again, that's just me. Never went through adulthood yet, but I'll stand strong to me opinion until proven otherwise.
Well, my dream is finally taking off. My World's End Dancehall rap received some positive feedback. I hope my rapping skills will continue to grow from here on out. There are some things about rapping that I'm afraid will be abused in the future. I won't state any here in my blog and worry about things that haven't even happened yet. A goal I have in the future is to be asked by a chorus to be feature to rap in it like LOLI.COM and Tightson. In the future, I hope to find some softer beats since I haven't worked on my, I guess, my more natural sounding rap. I have a lot to work on actually... after all, this is only the beginning. You know what's funny? I wish I was a guy sometime xD. I think rap sounds cooler than a guy does it however, I always bring myself back to my inspiration Amber Liu. She's a pretty good rapper and levels with the guys. I'll work my way to be similar to her. To match up with the guys.
Side Note: I'm obsessed with this song. I wish I could find an instrumental TT-TT
ブレイクアウト！ - ロリコム×タイツォン×初音ミク
Whew ( ´ ▽ ` ) I didn't think I could do it, but here it is! My duct tape wallet! As we were packing our things to move to our new home, I found a roll of duct tape. I asked my dad if I could use it. He had a really weird expression on when I asked, but he gave it to me anyway xD. I'm pretty proud of it. I was pretty sure when I first got started that this project was going to fail miserably, but the wallet turned out surprisingly decent o.o;. I'm not completely done with it, I want to add more compartments to it later. It's going to be a sex =w=)b I guarantee it. What I hated the most about this was how sticky the tape was DX At least I know that it will last a long time (I hope). All in all, I was pretty bored this afternoon, so to ease my boredom, I made this wallet out of red duct tape.
Side note, 60% done my rap lyrics! I'm getting excited just thinking about it! I wish I could stop being lazy and get these lyrics done already =3=. I have a lot to do on my plate before the summer ends.
I have decided that I want to be one of Youtube's first female English, Vocaloid/Anime rappers. (Wow, you don't hear that everyday) Maybe if I'm good, I can get known on Nico as well ^^ however, those are dreams far out of my reach TT-TT. Wouldn't hurt to try right? Well anyway, I want to try to make rap covers of some popular and non-popular Vocaloid songs. For some of you, you've heard of my English rap of Renai Circulation. I got some positive feedback so maybe that's a good omen saying that maybe I should do more. I know that my voice is pretty immature for rapping, but I want to try the best I can with it. Right now, I'm working on a new set of English rap lyrics that I hope to use for a duet sometime. I want to try to get it done in a week, but realistically, this is going to be hard for me because just like Renai, I don't have the English translations of this so the rap is going to be done 'raw'. I'll use references of course, but this is going to take up some time. To think I was struggling with another set of English lyrics already. . . Oh well, that set is almost complete. Only 4-6 more lines to go and I'll be ready to record. I can't wait to record something on my new microphone. I've been itching to try it out!