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28 February 2007 @ 03:01 am
I'd enjoy festivals a great deal more if they didn't involve fireworks. Yes, yes...pretty colors in the sky, oooooh ahhhh, all that jazz. But for some of us huge balls of fire and smoke aren't the happiest reminders.

The Chinese didn't invent the infernal things for entertainment, after all. They were fighting wars. Scaring off evil spirits. And playing mean-spirited practical jokes on the tightly-wound, most likely.

Well, at least there was something else for me to be doing while everyone was gawping at the sky <3<3<3

Isshin, I believe I owe you dinner for losing the bet? And I'm going to give you fair warning, do NOT come in the archery hut without knocking any more...
Current Mood: flirtyflirty
26 January 2007 @ 11:41 pm
You hear that? So don't go waking me up when I'm sleeping off the migraine that is just WAITING TO POUNCE after having to drag my son out of a foxhole and put his brain back in working order.

Kurosaki-kun, thank you for being prompt with the medication. And while you're at it you might want to thank your bloody stars that your family is only moderately fucked-up, and mostly still alive.

*For those who do not speak Latin, that would be "Let sleeping dragons lie."
Current Mood: morosemorose
30 December 2006 @ 01:50 pm
Step 1: Post this into your LJ publicly.
Step 2: Others will reply anonymously about what they really think of you.
Step 3: Cry, because this meme is so brutal, and it hurts.

I don't cry. But I DO know you lot talk about me behind my back, so go at it.
Current Mood: bitchybitchy
06 December 2006 @ 05:52 am
Just in case you should meet a large, gray, EXTREMELY friendly cat wandering around campus seeking petties and an email account of his own, such as this one:

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Or this one:

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Or this one:

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I would like you to know that that happens to be Catullus, who happens to be mine. Which you might possibly guess from the tag on his collar that says, "If found, please give much petting, and then return to Ishida Ryuuken." Although if it's more convenient, I suppose you can always return him to Uryuu.

Just to refresh your memory,


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Although that might be a good guess at what I would look like, were I cat.
Current Mood: coldcold
24 November 2006 @ 12:13 am
<td align="center"> Ishida-sensei --

An erotic popsicle

'How will you be defined in the sexual dictionary?' at QuizUniverse.com</td>

Whomsoever left this on my desk is going to be destined for a career as a Wal-Mart greeter. That is all.

((OOC: This would be what greeted him on the day he came back from sick leave ^^))
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
23 November 2006 @ 11:51 pm
The word is usually translated as just "duty" or "piety", but the concept is far deeper and more complex than that, particularly in Virgil. It's a very Roman value, all about showing proper reverance to your station in life and to your dependents...but most particularly to your ancestors. These are the Romans, after all--your family ties are absolutely EVERYTHING.

It's Aeneas' virtue, his saving grace even as he abandons his wife to die in the ruins of a burning city, abandons the land and king he swore to defend to his last drop of blood: Aeneas still has his pietas, because he walks out of the city leading his little boy by the hand--but MUCH more importantly because he walks out carrying his father on his back, risking so much to protect what is venerable.

The son is supposed to take the risk to protect the father, rather than the other way 'round.

I find that scene more disturbing than any other in Virgil.

But Uryuu is greatly mistaken if he thinks I'm going to go easy on him in class or on the target range, pietas or no.
23 November 2006 @ 11:33 pm
For those of you who don't get enough in the classroom, you can submit your complaints about the assignments

here through voice-mailCollapse )

or here through e-mailCollapse )

And I will warn you upfront that cowardice is NOT sufficient reason to be excused from a dissection. You will have to show me positive proof that your queasiness will physically prevent you and your partner from completing the lab.
Current Mood: boredbored