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I love music. Bands should be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. One of my favorite bands is (*cough* was *cough*) My Chemical Romance. For those who don’t know, they broke up on 3/22/13.

I actually only started listening to their music last year, so I wasn’t a fan when they broke up. But I’m still pretty sad that My Chemical Romance isn’t together anymore — because, holy crap, they were great.

(MCRX WAS JUST PLAIN MEAN, OK, I’M SO ANGRY.)

I’m hoping I can drag some of you into this emo void with me, so here are some the MCR songs that mean the most to me, with links to YouTube so you can listen to them, if you’d like. 🙂

The Light Behind Your Eyes- My Chemical Romance:

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The Light Behind Your Eyes // Conventional Weapons

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The World is Ugly // Conventional Weapons

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Famous Last Words // The Black Parade

The Kids From Yesterday - My Chemical Romance:

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The Kids From Yesterday // Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Sleep-Welcome to the black parade.MCR #black #white #grey #sleep #mychemicalromance #mcr #welcometotheblackparade #blackparade #gerard #gerardway #frank #frankiero #mikey #mikeyway #ray #raytoro #bob #bobbryar

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Sleep // The Black Parade

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Cancer // The Black Parade

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Fake Your Death // May Death Never Stop You


I believe that all of those are clean, but if you want to make sure, just look up the lyrics. 🙂

 So this whole post is just me being emo. Oh well.

PLEASE TELL ME SOME OF YOU LIKE MCR. I NEED TO CRY WITH SOMEONE. NO EMO SHOULD GO THROUGH THIS TRAGIC DAY ALONE.

-Loren

(I still haven’t made a new sign-off . . .)

What the Heck

Before we begin, I’m just going to say that I don’t really know what this post is about. It feels like one of those live streams where the host has no plan (Or something like that. My similes suck.). I wandered around my room with a camera, and that’s how this post was born.

Let’s go, shall we?

This is what my desk looks like right now. I blame art. I’m doing a watercolor painting of a coyote. Working on it yesterday morning, I was so tired that I put the wrong end of the brush into the paint water.

It’s not quite done. I still need to put some grass in the foreground to hide the fact that the coyote had no legs. Oops.

I embroidered this and my mom helped me put it in a frame.

Any Twenty One Pilots fans out there? I’m hoping my internet friends have better taste in music than my irl ones, since only one of them likes the band.

YES, I HAVE LODESTAR. BOW BEFORE ME, PEASANTS.

However, I haven’t read it yet, so we can’t fangirl together in the comments.

Jars of Orbeez have been sitting in the bathroom for years — they’ve been there since elementary school, I think. I used to change their water everyday, because I was a weird little duckling.

My mum finally convinced me to throw them out, though. They’re sitting in a strainer until we can figure out how to dispose of them.

I’m one of those people who love plants and give them cute pots and talk to them and name them. I got some mini cacti that I absolutely adore.

But they don’t have names yet. Do you guys have any suggestions? In my mind, the one in the gray and blue pot is a boy, and the one above is a girl. I’ll probably end up naming them after band members, but I’d still love to see what you would name them.

So I know my posts have been pretty spread out lately, and I’m sorry about that. I’d like to write about my thoughts and feelings and opinions on the world, but my family reads this blog, and I wouldn’t like them to see those things. I don’t want to share my views with my family, because if they disagree with me . . . things at home will get weird. Maybe someday I will be able to post things without worrying about my family reading them.

-Loren

(No pretty sign-off today. I don’t want to use my winter one because it feels like spring, and I haven’t made a spring one yet.)

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m not exactly a fan of this holiday. If you love someone, you should make them feel special and important on every day of the year, not just on Valentine’s Day.

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Anyway, Den Mother, one of my beautiful best friends, bought roses for me! They’ve wilted a little since I received them (I was gone all weekend on a retreat with one of my other best friends, so I wasn’t able to photograph the flowers until today), but they’re still wonderful. I really love Den Mother. 🙂

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My mom made some adorable heart-shaped pancakes this morning. 🙂

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For anyone who is sad about being single on Valentine’s Day, remember this:

“Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” -Song of Songs 2:7

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And if that verse doesn’t mean anything to you because you’re not Christian, there are always the wise words of Fall Out Boy, from the song Save Rock and Roll:

“You are what you love, not who loves you.”

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Shout out to all the aromantics and asexuals who are confused by this weird, lovey-dovey holiday. You guys are great. 🙂

I hope everyone has had a good day. If not, just remember: you can start over every morning. You’re going to be OK, even if it takes awhile. Hang in there.

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Den Mother

I don’t have very much experience photographing people. Whenever I whip out my camera, my friends immediately hide behind their hands or make weird faces at me. People are fascinating (They’re walking stars! Living, breathing stories! Potential and dreams!), and I want to capture them on camera . . . and I would, but my friends happen to be brats.

Just kidding. I love you guys. You’re angels. Most of the time.

My friend (who we will be calling Den Mother, for reasons) allowed me to take some pictures of her recently, and she also said I could post them here.

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This girl is absolutely insane, but she’s one of my best friends, and I really do love her.

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She earned the nickname Den Mother because out of my group of friends, she’s one of the most responsible and motherly.

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Oh, yeah. The lens on my camera kind of stopped working. I can use the telescopic lens to take pictures, but it makes photographing close things a bit difficult. So I’m guessing there won’t be many photography posts until the lens is fixed/replaced.

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2017 Bucket List

And so begins another awful year. Not expecting much from 2017 (or the years that come after it, either). But a couple of bloggers have been posting 2017 bucket lists, and I thought I would jump on the wagon.

Pretty much all I would like to do is travel. But since I am a minor and the wanderlust bug has not bitten anyone else in my family, I doubt I’ll be straying too far from my home state this year.

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☼ Go to the Beach ☼

The last time I went to the beach was February 2016, and it was far too cold to get in the water. The ocean fascinates me, and I would love to visit it this year.

☼ Finish Writing Courageous Hearts

If anyone does not know, Courageous Hearts was my 2016 NaNoWriMo project: a novel following the lives of two teens with mental illnesses. I can’t bear keeping the story pent up inside of my brain for much longer.

☼ Create a Book of memories ☼

I’m thinking a scrapbook/journal would be nice. I blog about my adventures a lot, but since I can’t post pictures of my friends/myself on these adventures, it lacks a personal feeling.

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☼ Plant a garden ☼

I usually have a garden anyway, but I want lots of flowers this year. Big flowers, for bouquets, and little ones, for making flower crowns and braiding into hair.

☼ Redecorate my room ☼

I painted my room light blue over Christmas, and now I would like to make pretty decorations for it.

☼ Learn to play the ocarina ☼

I received an ocarina for Christmas, but I don’t exactly know how to play it. I would be happy with learning a few songs.

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☼ Do more art ☼

I don’t paint/draw as often as I would like to — probably because I’m afraid that it won’t turn out well. I’d like to create something I’m proud of each month, at least.

☼ Keep a journal ☼

I’ve been writing in a journal for a few months, and it’s nice to be able to get all my thoughts out. I’d like to continue it this year. And it will be neat to get it out in a few years and remember what was going on at the time.

☼ Meet another internet friend ☼

Technically I’ve already accomplished this, as I met one of you on January 1st. But I’d really love to meet more of you. There’s a possibility that I can meet three of you this year, and I’m very excited to see if we can work that out.

That’s currently what I would like to do this year. I’m sure I’ll come up with more as 2017 progresses.

I hope you guys had a good day. If you haven’t heard it yet, you’re beautiful, you’re loved, and you’re alive for a reason.

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2016 Christmas Haul

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

I thought you guys might like to see what I received . . . so this post was made.

If anyone is planning on leaving a long comment on how I’m bragging by showing off what I received — please don’t, I’m fragile.

Twenty One Pilots Hot Topic Logo Bag

I don’t typically like bags, but this one is tøp so it’s cool.

Twenty One Pilots Beanie Hot Topic

*runs about screaming*

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My grandmother got these cat earrings for me, so that’s pretty sweet.

Just a sec, I feel like drawing cat whiskers on my face.

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My lovely best fren got this book for me. Actually, lovely isn’t the right word. She’s insane and thinks my music sucks but I’m stuck with her now.

Love you, too, Izzy.

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Random stocking stuffers.

See those earbuds? That’s the third pair I’ve had in the past two months. Navi likes chewing them up.

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An ocarina and Triforce necklace.

I really like the Legend of Zelda which probably has nothing to do with my cat’s name.

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Link hat. It’s huge on me so I let my brother wear it sometimes. 😛

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Either mugs are a common gift or everyone has figured out that I like tea.

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I have four movie tickets but no friends to go with.

I’d bring you guys if I could, honestly. Who’s up for watching Rouge One again?

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I now have $205 dollars (my family isn’t very original with gifts, but I’m rich now, so I can’t complain). I’ll probably end up spending it on band merch. (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE AND ALL TIME LOW AND FALL OUT BOY AND TWENTY ONE PILOTS AND PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO BE SPECIFIC.)

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My brother got Pokemon Moon for me. I also got a 3DS. My mom hid the package in the downstairs furnace for some reason. She set up this clue hunt for me and I had to walk around the whole house before I was allowed to have my package. 😄

Thanks, Pete Mom.

Dear family, if you’re reading this (which I sincerely hope you are not), thanks for the stuff.

Goodbye for now, loves. I hope you’re doing alright, but if not, you’re going to be OK real soon, kid.

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