New Blog on Warrior Witch - "The Unexplainable? :)"
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What's a "paranormal experience?" Has something uncanny, spooky, wonderful, magical happened to you and you find that you cannot explain the experience? The truth is most people will experience something of the paranormal - they may have a dream or innate knowledge of the future, they may see a ghost. Some experiences are more intense than others! Tell me about your experiences... if you can't explain it, perhaps I can ;) http://warrior-witch.weebly.com/1/post/2010/08/new-the-unexplainable.html#comments

And now....
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We enter the episode where Zahdi is responsibly responsible for many things simultaneously. *pulls on Big Girl/General boots*

Warrior Witch - New
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New blog up. It's a first time for me - a communication directly from the Earth spirits I talk with daily, straight to you. They're a bit angry =\. But it's something they felt very passionately about I guess, so...

Now I'll be putting up communications from them more.

Have a look: From Earth to You, She Speaks

Writer's Block: Where I want to be
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What was your childhood dream? Did you ever accomplish it?


I was thinking intensely about this on my way home from an awful, awful day vending downtown. Wow. Stupendously bad day.

You know how sometimes really bad or really sad makes you stop and rethink everything ever? No? LOL. Well, that happens to me a lot. So today was fantastically bad. Around the time that the frame on my glasses snapped as I was walking my bicycle up a hill through a small-winged-insect hellpocalypse, I started hearing this nice soothing voice in my mind. "So, what is it that you really want?" Me: "...." It: "Is this what you want?" Me:"...." It: "you always make thigns way too hard for yourself. If you didn't feel like there were things you *needed* to do," [which I do, intensely. I feel like every moment I don't spend working towards some goal is a moment wasted], "what would you want?"

You know.... i really don't know. I don't think I've really ever stopped and just thought about what I wanted or needed. Like, really. Not the obvious stuff like "I need to stop being in emotionally abusive situations that trample all over my soul" =) But the sort of stuff that "inspires" people to "do things." I haven't felt any inspiration, except to try to make things stop hurting. Soooo now I'm wondering what I would want that would make me... i don't know not a plateau, but actually enjoy life.

Before I turned on the computer (after outside defeated me utterly, knocked off one of the rubber stoppers on the folding table I just bought, and made me run inside hiding from literal swarms of gnats and mosquitoes), I was still pondering this question, and I started trying to think about what I wanted when I was a kid. Like, before I hated everything mostly all the time.

Then i turned on the computer and saw that LJ was echoing my thoughts.

Unfortunately, the only thing I can remember wanting as a kid was wanting to be in a loving environment all the time. ..... AGH! That's not a good answer! That's sort of mysteriously tragic, actually!! =(... A kid that doesn't want anything but a good hug. Cry!....

mmmmrrrr.... what do I want.... *free-writing*.............

Well, I still want to be surrounded with people that love me all the time... and it's still evasive but i suppose that's an acceptable answer at 27. Moreso than at 5 o_o.

What else do I want.........

I kind of want to sing. I'm reminded that spreading magic and doing spirit work and writing about social issues isn't what I *want* to do. It's what I feel I *need* to do. Like I have no choice in the matter =\. But maybe something's changed. I can be "selfish" now.... ???... Or at least think "selfish" thoughts... sorry, i'm kind of a workaholic, tense, screwed up person sometimes, with 0 sense of entitlement (more of a what do I need to give other people???)

So, I think I'd like to sing. .... That's a start.

Lj cut for excessive 'OMG WHAT DO I WANT'Collapse )

On "The Last Airbender":
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So, first of all, lemme just make it clear that I'm boycotting that movie.

Second of all, reading all the bad reviews gives me some hope that maybe this is the last movie we'll see from this delusional, self-defeating Asian-American director (after a string of flops and a ton invested in this "blockbuster").

Thirdly, as far as the Asian and Inuit actors that preferably would've been cast (in a culturally-conscious, non-"white is default" version of the film) in the film's main roles (as opposed to as background filler), it's perhaps a blessing in disguise that they were passed up. The failure of the film can't be blamed remotely on them, and perhaps people that do see it will note how the arbitrary insert of Caucasian actors makes the cast more awkward instead of less (Roger Ebert noted as much, saying that the casting was a "distraction," especially for fans of the series).

Some of this post was inspired by this brilliant review on io9.com: M. Night Shyamalan Finally Made a Comedy. Because reading about how goddamned awful it really is sort of gives me a warm tingly feeling inside.

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I would like to take a slight purely-fangirlish, not-at-all progressively-inspired moment to honor this, from here. A commenter named "gearedout" wrote: "I believe the one person who could have did [sic] this movie any kind of justice is Stephen Chow."

Can I just say.... that would have been freaking amazing. And I demand a redo...! o_o

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New pieces up on my website - warrior-witch.weebly.com.

Latest article is here: http://warrior-witch.weebly.com/speaking-from-the-heart-part-1---connecting-to-the-heart.html

Latest blog is here: http://warrior-witch.weebly.com/1/post/2010/06/new-living-alongside-the-earth-and-mauna-kea.html#comments

I'm hoping to start doing readings out of the Farmer's Market downtown this upcoming Saturday. 

I also want to start doing ritual, but in my dreams I'm getting that I need supplies =(  drums, crystal, blankets.  I also would need to travel to a Hindu temple being built on Kaua'i to pray to a giant "sivalingam" crystal there o_o.  Whoa.  (well, I got that the crystal was there, and then I looked it up online and it was.  Confirmation is a bitch.)  Wanna help out?  http://warrior-witch.weebly.com/donate.html  lol

New Website
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Website is up here: http://warrior-witch.weebly.com/

Check it out =)

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“It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live."

gloinked from Kasuka on FB

Update:
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zahdi
Hawai'i is awesome.

/Update.

Thank you!
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For the snowflake cookie, in_the_blue!

Yum Xd

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Boogie on down...
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I'll play =)

1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb, and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No Googling/using IMDb search functions.


1. "A woman without love wilts like a flower without sun."
2. "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." confliction guessed Aliens
3. "It can't form complex machines. Guns and explosives have chemicals, moving parts, it doesn't work that way, but it can form solid metal shapes." confliction guessed Terminator 2
4. "It's a black.... tank!" ashavah guessed Batman Begins
5. "It was a mistake to think you're the only one who could turn into a car--now I'm a car too!" miraielle guessed Revolutionary Girl Utena the Movie
6. "I don't really like movies all THAT much..."
7. "listen to me... from now on, you're on your own. You'll have to make your own decisions. No one can do it for you."
8. "Tamigaku Hill/The never-ending white houses/My home town is a concrete road..."
9. "The sea gives and the sea takes away."
10. "Negative, I am a meat popsicle." confliction guessed The Fifth Element
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Stop! Hammertime.
zahdi
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Michael Jackson!! *white glove of solidarity*

RIP!!

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zahdi
do dooo doo dodoododdodo doood ododododod.

I am just posting to post. I am full of thoughts but too many to condense to bite-sized chunks.

Things that make me happy:

- Seeing Misha and having breakfast/lunch (no it wasn't brunch =( ) with her at Busboys and Poets.

- Going to Hana, the Japanese market at 17th and .... Florida (?) lol

- watching lots of anime like Bleach, Eden of the East, and FMA: Brotherhood

- in_the_blue visiting D.C. for a few days =DDD

- blue skies with fluffy white clouds like what is outside my upper-floor window now

- the internet

- trying to do a sit-up for the first time in 8 years, failing, and trying again

- ditto with pushups

- keeping the hair short(er)

- facebook

- Going to a TCM doctor and having my blood pulled for the first time without me freaking out considerably and for a very long time/hyperventilating about it


Things that make me sad:

- the internet going really really really slow.

- Art-O-Matic being closed when we tried to go after leaving Busboys and Poets

- Iran.

- train collisions on the Metro

- people

- feeling much less attracted to men recently.

- feeling like that's not the only delusion that I'm waking up from =(

- feeling like I much prefer alone time above all

- feeling like that's only because I've spent so much time alone that it's become a habit

- feeling like habit or not, it best suits me


Things that perk my interest:

- starting up a group based on the Avatar - the movie boycott I will be organizing

- starting up a website for said group, writing out content for it, contacting people

- writing at outpost_12

- writing my book(s)


Things that bring me down:

- having to deal with my parents constant carping about college

- reading an amazing story on the AIM homepage about a young woman who graduated 4th in her class and is going to Harvard despite being homeless all her life, then reading about half the user comments bitching about the achievement because she is black. Or because they hate the Obamas and liberalism and that they are black. And not being able to pretend that they're saying anything other than what they are saying because they're so straightforward about it. i.e. "Just another black girl who's going to rip off the American tax payer and suck them dry for whatever they can get." o_o...

- Avatar - the movie

- acceptance of ignorant and bigotry as ideals


Things that make me hopeful:

- Misha's work with her GLBT group in NC, including starting a small farm that will donate the food they grow and collect to the city homeless

- The E^2 documentary marathon on PBS the other day, showing how worldwide efforts are being made to "green" the way we use energy and use transportation. I literally cried when they did the one on the stream in South Korea that had been paved over in the 70s, then amazingly restored a few years ago, causing no huge traffic jams or disasters when the highway was torn down, only relief and love from the citizens for their new city park and clean stream running through it.

- My own feeling of burning passion towards getting diversity promoted in television and on film

- Miles' rising star - soon to move to NY, go to Acting School.

- The initiative from the White House on Health Care.

- The movie "Sicko" by Michael Moore - if only hopeful because someone has pointed out what a disaster the American health care system is, and what it could be.

- Iran.


Things I plan to do in the future:

- Beach! I need the sand in between my toes.

- France! Mom's always but always talked about it and has never been.

- Japan! It got put on standby when Alex and I broke up, but I want to go with or without him.

- Publish!

- Dance!

- Make 'em laaaaugh... Make 'em laaaaaugh......

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zahdi
So, I just finished watching "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Amazing series, btw, go out and watch it all now if you like anime at all.

But, then I made the mistake of checking out the progress on the live action remake by M. Night Shyamalan.

Wow. I... I'm so shocked that they're still doing this shit. It... it's like "Kung Fu" and Bruce Lee all over again =((((((

As much as I love the show, nearly to the point of obsession, I'm boycotting the movie, no doubts about that. I might not be so very angry if it hadn't been that this is based off a children's show. There was a great opportunity to promote diversity, and instead it turned into the message that whitewashing is okay. This is just completely unacceptable.

In honor of the Avatar casting...

This guy posted a list of Yellowface moments in Hollywood history.

Enjoy
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