Archive | August, 2010
29 Aug

Had a day of drawing and watching Star Trek. Good combo! 😉

Digital painting I did of the Enterprise D. SO HAPPY HOW IT TURNED OUT! 😀

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The Best Story EVER

27 Aug

A belgian waffle.

Image via Wikipedia

We had to do an interesting bell work today in English. We wrote the opening sentence to a story,and then passed it to the person behind us. They wrote three sentences, then the person behind them finished it up with two. Here’s mine (first sentence is of my own…the rest is the two funny boys behind me!)

The moon shone down her light upon the darkened town, with a camouflaged young man sprinting stealthily through the streets.

He was sprinting accelerated through the darkness and puddles. Then he saw it. The building. The old abandoned waffle house. He approached it cautiously.

“Aww” he whined. “These are waffles not pancakes. Waffles give me an acute pain in my stomach.” As he beat the waffle machine, a crevice opened in the tub. There was waffle batter everywhere. He was never heard of again.

Enlisted in Starfleet

26 Aug

Got my Star Trek: The Next Generation uniform in the mail yesterday. I ordered it off of Amazon…LOVIN’ IT!! It’s yellow and it fits almost perfectly. I set it up just like Data‘s uniform. 😛

I’m getting a haircut today…Yay! Want to see the picture?

Yes…Star Trek screen shot! I’m going to tell the hairdresser that I want that haircut EXACTLY.

So…yep. Going to go and work on my project for Geometry and my Science/English homework now. FUN! 😐

Ionized Bracelets are a Placebo

23 Aug

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) and Padawan O...

Becoming like this dude by wearing POWER BALANCE BRACELETS™!!

If you’re like me, then you have seen kids adding these new “Balance Bracelets” to their collection of Silly Bands and whatever other nonsense they’ve been wearing on their wrists. Interesting story, and an even more interesting (and very unlikely) theory around these. Let’s dive in!

To get you started, watch this video.

Now-a-days, people are all over stuff to help your “chi” and other “internal spirits” that come from Eastern, or in this case Chinese, medicine. But an internal “force field“, really? Have we jumped to the 24th century? You’ll be telling me in a minute that they also help me not puke during getting beamed back up to the Enterprise, or that this will help me be a better Jedi. I don’t believe in chi, or internal force-fields for that matter, so these automatically throw me off and tell me that this is in the “cheap crap” department.

But let’s say that you don’t think Internal Force Fields sound stupid. Let’s say you think it sounds, to use the correct terminology, groovy. So you buy one.

A wide spectrum of space age- I mean chi-enhancing- I mean Ionized- I mean placebo bracelets.

Well, I congratulate you on spending possibly the most ill-advised and regrettable $30 of your entire life (that is, unless you plan on purchasing some Snake Oil, and yes, that is oil from a snake, which claims to relieve muscle aches, sometime later in your life). Now you can enjoy that if you are pushed lightly on the arm while standing on one foot, you might not fall down! Wow! Now that’s really somethin’, seeing as how we as human beings have to face being pushed lightly on the arm while standing on one foot almost…Daily? I’d say more like almost never, unless you actually have one of these, because the kids that have one are clambering to be shoved and prove how stable their internal force fields are now.

And these are supposed to be the face of our future? Kids who would burn their PARENT’S (because few kids I know actually have an income, and if they actually did, they sure would be a heck of a lot smarter than to be wasting it on plastic and metal) money for some bracelet that may-or-may-not work, just so they can have kids push them? Really? And this is the “smart” class.

On the Wikipedia article about Ionized Bracelets, they cite a study that was conducted by the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic is a non-profit and pretty darn well known and trusted website about being healthy. They conducted a study of Q-Ray’s, the maker of the most infamous all of the bracelet-placebos, bracelets that were made to stop muscle pain. They found that, surprise surprise, NOTHING HAPPENED. Big shocker. They said it was a placebo; I’ve been using this word a lot and if you don’t know what it means, it means something, usually a medication or an alternative to medication, that works because your brain wants it to work. They continued to say that “part of a scheme devised by [QT Inc.] to defraud [its] consumers” and, “Defendants [of the
Ionized bracelets] might as well have said: Beneficent creatures from the 17th dimension use this bracelet as a beacon to locate people who need pain relief and whisk them off to their home world every night to provide help in ways unknown to our science.”

Still not convinced? I’m not done yet.

Mr. Charles Park, the CEO of QT Inc., when asked about how these “Ionized” bracelets works, replied in quite an interesting way. But first, what is Ionization?

Ionization is, to quote the Wikipedia article on it, “the physical process of converting an atom or molecule into an ion by adding or removing charged particles such as electrons or other ions.” So, it’s not exactly something that people do just for kicks in their garage.

Mr. Charles Park said,

that the term “ionized” does not mean the bracelets themselves are ionized, but rather that the term comes from their secret “ionization process” which, he asserts, affects the bracelets in undisclosed ways.

So, it’s a bracelet that’s NAME claims to be Ionized, but it’s not, but it is, but it’s a bracelet that’s not ionized in anyway that we know of.

Either this guy is completely loony in the head, or he’s pulling quite some wool over a lot of athlete’s eyes.

So, are you going to be one of the many who pay up to $119.99 for the rich man’s placebo, which is a golden “chi-enhancer”, although I still think it will help me use the force better (She did say inner FORCE field!). And you know what else? Oooh..Look…Shiny…Just one more reason to buy a placebo! Or maybe it’s just one more reason not to buy one. This one’s up to you.

Trek verse War

23 Aug

This started with an argument with two of the kids in my P.E. class and I. We were debating whether tactically the Death Star from Star Wars could take on and defeat the Enterprise. Of course, because Joey (my Star Wars-fan friend) who started the argument knows NOTHING about Star Trek (Not even the Red Shirt Expandability Law! Sheesh!), he did not clarify if it which Enterprise it was. So…I say, Enterprise E.

OH YEYEAH LOOKIT THAT SMOKIN' HUNK OF SPACE METAL!

The Death Star in A New Hope

Image via Wikipedia

-cricket- -cricket-

Now, to be fair and to appease my friend, here are the tech specs:

Enterprise E

(Registration NCC-1707-E)

Weapons:

16 Phaser Arrays
Phasers
Photon torpedoes
Quantum torpedoes

Defences:

Deflector shields

Propulsion:

Impulse engines
Warp drive
RCS Thrusters

(Note, to the non-Trekki, Warp drive is FASTER THAN LIGHT travel. Light speed. Yeah.)

Length:

685.7 meters (about 2,250 feet)

Width:

445.9 meters (about 1,463 feet)

Height:

131.2 meters (about 430 feet)

Mass:

3,250,000 metric tons (about 7,165,023,521 pounds or about 3,582,512 US Tons)

Okay, now onto the…

Death Star.

Diameter (It’s a big circle):

160 kilometers (about 524,934 feet)

Weapons:

(Taken from the Wookieepedia’s article on it)

The Death Stars, the Galactic Empire‘s ultimate terror weapons, were battle stations several hundred kilometers in diameter and mounting a directed energy superlaser capable of completely destroying a planet with a single shot along with 15000 lasers, ion, turbolasers batteries, and heavy turbolasers in all plus an additional 768 tractor beam emplacements. However, the first Death Star’s defenses were not tight enough to stop starfighters from penetrating them.

I added the emphasis… 😉

Propulsion:

(Another quote…)

Facilitating the Death Star’s realspace propulsion were a network of powerful ion engines that transformed reactor power into needed thrust. In order for the Death Star to be a deadly threat, it needed to be mobile. Using linked banks of 123 hyperdrive field generators tied into a single navigational matrix, the Death Star could travel across the Galaxy at superluminal velocities.

(I couldn’t find anything else; not mass or anything! Hmph.)

So, now’s the poll time.

*NOTICE PLEASE READ*

I am NOT a Star Wars hater. I’ve only seen (don’t kill me please) the original three ONCE. I like Star Trek (and Doctor Who, while I’m in the Sci Fi mode) better, but I do not HATE Star Wars. It was pretty good and I cried at the end (which is a good sign, by the way).

But Kirk would STILL beat Luke’s butt in hand-to-hand combat. HE CAN MAKE A BAZOOKA OUT OF DIAMONDS, BAMBOO, AND SULFUR. BEAT DAT! 😉

And Data is bomb as well. 😀 I like R2D2 but I’d go Data if I had my choice. :3

(Oh, and all the funny linky bits are because of a new thing on WordPress. It’s awesome!! :D)

Another Dreamful Night

13 Aug

Remember a while back I had a night where I had three very different, very weird dreams? Well, I had another tri-dream night. I remember having three dreams, but I can only really remember the full details of one.

In my dream, I met David Tennant.

AGAIN.

This is my SECOND TIME when I had a dream where I met him. Except in this one I didn’t run up, hug him, and yell “I LOVE YOU!” :blush:

I had won some contest where I got to hang out with him for a day. I remember he was nice but wasn’t speaking in an accent (Which is just weird). He also didn’t have sideburns. I love sideburns. ❤

Anyways, I got to hang out with him and stuff. I remember what his car looked like too. It was a black Audi or Nissan or something. And there were a bunch of bumper stickers for skateboard/surfer stuff. Odd.

In my dream he also had a daughter about my age who liked Sci Fi (I mean, if your dad was the star of an insanely popular Sci Fi show, HOW COULDN’T YOU LOVE SCI FI?). She had a mouse pad with Rodney McKay from Stargate: Atlantis. I liked Rodney a lot (even though he was really arrogant).

-Comes back after eating a sandwich and Doctor Who is on. Ironic, huh?-

Anyways, so I hung out and talked a bit (although I remember it took me forever to start talking…Which probably wouldn’t be true. I’d just babble non-stop) about the show and what not.

RIGHT as I was about to ask for a picture/autograph from him for myself and for my friend Kelsey, I woke up. I was sad. 😦

Well, now I’m watching Star Trek and might work on a ‘Trek meme.

Have a good Friday! 😀

Trapped Inside

8 Aug

No, that’s not me. No, I’m not sad. No, I don’t feel like I’m trapped inside a piece of lined paper.

😛

This is what happens when Agent M listens to a lot of Coldplay and decides to draw something. 🙂

Music Meme!

5 Aug

What it says if you can’t read my handwriting:

1) Get Back – The Beatles
(Nicholas is yelling “GET BACK!!” at somebody)

2) Mr. Roboto – Styx
(Data saying, “Technically, I am an *android*. Also, I *am* an android *without* emotions.” That’s based on the lyrics, by the way. I know it says stick to one fandom/character, but I couldn’t resist!)

3) Something – The Beatles
(Nicholas looking lovey dovey)

4) The Masterplan – Oasis
(Nicholas thinking, “I’m taking a risk, but maybe it was meant to be…” and saying, “May I have this dance?” That’s based on the lyrics.)

5) 8 Days a Week – The Beatles
(Nicholas saying, “Roxanne, you will never comprehend how much I need you.” Based on lyrics/content of song)

6) I Need Some Sleep – Eels
(Nicholas…needing some sleep…)

7) D’You Know What I Mean? – Oasis
(Two pics; Nicholas saying, “I honestly don’t care what you think”, and in the other saying, “Well?! Get up!! I’m not, unlike you, going to kill you while you are down!” Both are based on lyrics.)

8) Rise – Owlsey
(In the song it’s about somebody waking up as the sun goes down…which is what Nicholas is about to do!)

9) Holding Out For A Hero – Frou Frou
(That’s Roxanne holding out for her hero, Nicholas. Awww! :B)

10) Do Ya – Electric Light Orchestra
(Nicholas saying, “Roxanne, I’ve never met a women, past, present, or future, quite like you!” It’s based on the lyrics.)

The End. 😉 That made me sweaty keeping up with the pace of three minute Beatles songs and then a five minute Oasis song.

NEW HEADER!

3 Aug

There’s been a need of one for a while…When I changed the theme the old one got all weird.

Also, NEW PICTURE OF ME TO BE USED AS MY PICTURE! :O

Agent M needs to discover a face cleanser. 😛

Well…Working on getting the requests page up and running. Also, I’m working on a secret project… 😀 It will be unveiled in a short amount of time. 🙂

Been working on designs for Human Nicholas…I don’t know what his hair color should be but a good friend who drew him as a human used reddishy-brown. So will Nicholas be a ginger? YOU DECIDE!!

And if you don’t think he should be ginger, PLEASE comment what color you’d like. Normal things, please, he IS from the 18th century (Yet he’s 6 foot tall…Odd…Oh well xD)

Have a nice day!!

Agent M