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Here's the new journal, same as the old journal

July 18 at 8:48pm

Actually, this journal is pretty much nothing like the last one xD

(also, the last journal entry I wrote was the last day of last year holy crap)

Anyway, I'm pretty much just making this journal to replace the one from December, because it was getting too old and rancid. And I stole the format from Leopard, so it made me feel a tad dirty. Usually, I use journals to catch people up on my life, but I've said most of the important things in Stream posts. For the uninitiated, I'll give a cursory overview of Life Happenings of Icy over Two Months:

- School is over, thesis is over, YEAH
- I'm in a relationship with a fantastic female person who is absolutely amazing and yes I can't stop talking about it because I'm just as astonished as you are... probably more.
- I've been gone a lot; first in Europe, then at a leadership camp thirty minutes away, then at a youth group retreat in Kansas City. This equates to about a month away from home.
- I'm trying to hang out with people more often and form deeper friendships. That's a good thing, I'm positive.

So, yes, that's been my life so far this summer. Also, Cards Against Humanity. Come on, people, let's make it happen.

Alright, good talk, BREAK


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ICE-ing on the Cake



The countryside's deserted
There's no one on the farm
The suburbs all are sleeping
The earthquakes set off car alarms...

-->STATE YOUR CREDENTIALS

Personal

Name: IcyCastform, RB, any conjugation of the word "bro"
Age: This doesn't qualify as a credential >w>
Hair: It's there, and it's every shade of brown ever
Eyes: Green, like the Coldplay song
Personality: Introverted enough to have the majority of my friends on the Internet

Interests

Activities: Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football, any diminutive version of a sport/any version of a sport that features little running.
Music: Many, MANY musical interests. Wanna see my top twelve bands in no particular order? Muse, Radiohead, Coldplay, The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Cure, Smoking Popes, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, and Beck. Weezer, Nirvana, the Misfits, Velvet Underground, and other such bands are just outside the list.
Instruments: Piano/keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, acoustic bass, electric bass, air drums, REAL DRUMS, and tenor vocals. This Icy's voice spans two and a half octaves, yeeeeah.
Authors: John Green, Douglas Adams, Stephen King, Dante Alighieri, George Orwell, Michael Azerrad, and H.P. Lovecraft.
Musical Idols: I have a lot... like, way too many. Let's divvy them up into categories.

- Vocalists - Morrissey, Matt Bellamy, Thom Yorke, Jeff Buckley, Glenn Danzig, Josh Caterer, Robert Smith, Brandon Flowers, Chris Martin, Robert Plant, and Paul McCartney
- Guitarists - Jimmy Paige, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Matt Bellamy, Jonny Greenwood, Dave Keuning, Chris Walla, Josh and Eli Caterer, Tom Morello, and Dave Gilmour
- Bassists - Jaco Pastorius, Mark Stoermer, John Paul Jones, Brian Gibson, Chris Wolstenholme, Simon Gallup, Nick Harmer, Colin Greenwood, and Paul freaking McCartney
- Pianists - Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Camille Saint-Saens, Paul McCartney (good Lord), Jonny Greenwood, Chris Martin, Richard Wright, and MATT BELLAMY

Welcome to the wonderful world of the insane gentlemanly scholar of whimsy and marvel! See you in your dreams...

IcyCastform's Stream

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
Saw Driftless Pony Club live last night and they DESTROYED. Totally worth $10.

You know what was also worth $10? Meeting and buying merchandise from freaking WheezyWaiter.



Yes, it totally happened. He was, no joke, probably the coolest guy I've ever met, and was rather happy to interact with the only under-21 attendees.

the beard was JUST AS LUSH AS I IMAGINED

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
I've re-begun listening to Welcome to Night Vale, and it is just as great as I remember. Possibly even better, given that there's even more Cecil-Carlos interplay.

Remember: if you see something, say nothing, and drink to forget...

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
Welp, it's official: I'll be seeing Driftless Pony Club on the 11th with Pope and my younger brother. (Just to dispel the fan theories, Pope is neither my son NOR my younger brother. Probably my illegitimate second-cousin, though.)

maybe at the show, i can get wheezy-waiter-san to notice me

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
Sorry for being super absent lately, people. I've been afk for the week by virtue of being a different state with relatives for Thanksgiving.

On the note of belated cliche: I am very thankful for all of you... but especially Pillow. Especially Pillow

And I'm thankful for this .gif... perhaps more than anything:

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
Your friendly neighborhood Icy would like to remind you that JonTron exists.



May you never forget.

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
You know you have a thing for live music when you send an e-mail to a band's personal label to express your disappointment that their show in your city is a 17+ only show in an effort to get them to let you in.

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
>Wants OR/AS because the originals are some of his favorite games
>Is too cheap to have a Wii U AND a 3DS
>Can't play Hoenn remakes unless Pope lets him
>sobs

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So dude, you're into books right? Well, you should absolutely check out Soldier of the Mist by Gene Wolfe. It's written as the diary of a man named Latro, who was a roman mercenary. Latro sustained a head wound, and now loses his memories every day. To deal with this, he records what happens to him so that he may read it again every morning. Additionally, he has developed the ability to see and interact with the gods.

And it has gotten me hooked since the very first pages!

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
I don't have an accent, but I really wanted to record my voice for Sparkleaf with a fake inflection of some sort.

It was my dream, dammit, and you've taken it away from me, you wily fox!

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
To Route 50 Halloween fic, or not to Route 50 Halloween fic?

seriously, I need some guidance here

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
I had a fifth-grader from my school tell me yesterday that Hayao Miyazaki is her favorite director, and that Spirited Away is her favorite movie.

Hot damn, child, why couldn't I be as cool as you when I was in fifth grade?

"In fact, I am a pessimist. But when I'm making a film, I don't want to transfer my pessimism onto children. I keep it at bay. I don't believe that adults should impose their vision of the world on children, children are very much capable of forming their own visions. There's no need to force our own visions onto them..."

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
Has started watching Cowboy Bebop. Is getting so psyched.

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
So, seems like it's been FOUR FREAKING YEARS. Blowin' my mind. I hitched my wagon to the Route 50 hype train in 8th grade and never put it in reverse. Mixed metaphors.

Anyway, you guys are still all really awesome. Even you old people who just started college ahem, Frosti coord. Here's to another four years :P

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
NEW FLYLO ALBUM IS OUT. CANNOT STOP FREAKING OUT. The single, featuring Kendrick Lamar, is still as awesome as it was a month ago, but I still encourage you to listen to the album!



Warning: a naughty word or two from King Kendrick.

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
For you Twitter people on Route 50, I have triumphantly returned to the Twittersphere. Follow me @ALivingRyanamo because my old page sucked, and I'll follow u bak, bb.

ilu <3

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
>Gets back into watching The Walking Dead
>Finds out Season 4 is now on Netflix
>Watches first half of Season 4
>Finds that Darryl is still a badass, and Rick's only notable dialogue is "CAAAAAAARL"

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
So, I own a xylophone now. I don't know why, but I bought it. It's mine. And it's wonderful.

So far, I've learned to play Radiohead's "No Surprises". Any suggestions for "Songs To Master on the Xylophone"? xD

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
After a very long drought of dreams in my sleep, the other night I had a dream so vivid and philosophical I spent the rest of the day analyzing the themes and symbols it contained. And the underlying theme was mortality and the inevitability of death 8''|

A group of friends (whose exact identities are fading in my memory) and I met a wise old lady who told us that, in exactly three hours, a chain of explosives hidden all across the globe would detonate, killing everyone. The reasoning behind this is sketchy, but I'd like to think this was the work of aliens. Anyway, we spend those two hours contemplating life and making bomb shelters of our houses, which are subterranean, alternate-reality versions of our real-life abodes (my house, since I live on a lake, is in an underwater cave and can only be accessed by a set of magical stairs located in a place suspiciously similar to the Tube in Oxford Circus, London).

When the time comes for the bombs to detonate, I'm in the car with Pope, Darklite, and my girlfriend's brother... but we see no evidence of worldwide destruction. Three minutes after the scheduled annihilation of the human race, a bomb goes off in the distant city of Chicago. The blast is so massive that shrapnel falls from the sky, but no one seems in danger where we are in THE SUBURBS. The passengers of my vehicle decide to go home on foot (we all live at least fifteen minutes away from each other, by car, but this is a dream so whatevs), and when I return home, I find my family's been held hostage by some petty thieves who decided to take advantage of the chaos. I can't remember if I fled with my family and/or kicked their asses, but I do remember running up the painfully familiar subway stairs to a rather modern-looking version of London. Westminster, to be exact.

For some dream-concocted reason, this band of friends just so happens to be in dream!London with me, and we collectively decide to migrate with our families to the safest place on Earth: the North Pole... obviously. We all get sweet, Water Tribe-esque gear and canoe to the Arctic Circle, and on the way meet the wise old lady from the beginning of the dream. This time around, she's a psychic spirit guide, leading little ghosts to safety in the mortal realm, but also carries along a team of comatose victims of the bomb blasts. She tells us to be wary of... something, I can't remember, but also gives us directions to some spirit haven where the SOULS OF THE UNDERWORLD will take care of us. One of the comatose mortals with her just so happens to be Icy's dream!girlfriend, who awakes from her slumber and we reconnect happily and emotions and SCENE.

Mmm, love how it got all mystical towards the end there. Pretty clutch.

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
Three vinyl records came in the mail today, so as of this afternoon, I own Arcade Fire's complete studio discography on wax. (And their first EP on CD.)



I think I'm READY TO START spinning these beauties

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IcyCastform posted on your Base:
By the power of the almighty Netflix, I have watched all 22 episodes of The Blacklist in three days. I have to do something like this while I don't actually have anything to do.

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