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This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!


April 1st, 2017

Color me midnight disappointed @ 11:00 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: disappointed disappointed
Soundtrack: Snippets of Mario, Kid Icarus, SSB, BtVS, Enya, Dido, Céline Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Moya Brennan, Matchbox 20, Rascal Flatts, & Savage Garden music thrown together randomly in Audacity
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This has been kind of a disappointing April Fools' Day because:

1) Homestar Runner didn't update at all today, even though they did for April Fools' Day 2014, 2015, and 2016, and April Fools and Halloween are almost the only times they ever update nowadays.
2) I don't think many people noticed my April Fools prank at all.

For reference, my April Fools prank was this entry; however, when I first posted it (on March 31 in my time zone, but late enough that it was April 1 already for some of you), it was an exact copy of my first entry. Then I waited a few minutes or so and changed it to a copy of a different past entry in the same way... then changed it to another after a few more minutes, and so on - basically, if I was at my computer, I'd change the entry anywhere from once an hour to once every few minutes. (At first. I gradually updated it less and less often because it seemed like no one was noticing...)

By "exact copy", that means including the subject line, repost button, userpic, tags, mood, music, location... basically, everything except the timestamp, the comments, and friends-only status [though, of course, the only friends-only entries I used were ones that probably would've been fine being public]. And anything that I intended to change each time but accidentally forgot sometimes. Though if I used an entry I'd posted in _dreams_, autism, or asperger, I added a notice saying that it was cross-posted (even though I don't think copying a community entry to my own journal years later for April Fools' Day actually counts as cross-posting).

I chose the entries semi-randomly, sometimes by going to my Calendar for random years and months and picking a random entry I'd feel comfortable posting again, and sometimes by just putting in notable entries that I remember and wanted to include in this prank at some point. Some entries were used more than once.

And just to mess with your heads even more, I thought it might be fun to come up with a hypothetical FUTURE entry and add it into the mix! That's what the 2023 year in review is for. It ended up being my favorite thing about this prank, so I left that one up significantly longer than any other single entry.


Now that April Fools' Day is over, all the entries I ended up using are listed below for posterity. (Don't expect the repost buttons to work correctly, though...)


The entries that you could've sworn that you'd seen already and/or that they said something completely different a few minutes ago, in order of their first use in this prankCollapse )
 

March 31st, 2017

2023 Calendar Year in Review! @ 09:36 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: nostalgic nostalgic
Soundtrack: SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR ULTRASWITCH - MARY O. & YAMAMURA REVEAL TRAILER. I'm so excited!!!

Wow, it's 2024 already? It feels like just yesterday it was 2017!

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Go to your Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2023. Post the first line of it in your journal, and that's your "Year In Review".

← 2022 2024 →

January 2023

Happy New Year! :)

February 2023

WHOA. SOMEHOW A COMMUNITY FOR MARIO/ENYA CROSSOVERS HAS EXISTED SINCE AUGUST 2019, YET I DIDN'T CREATE IT AND ONLY JUST NOW FOUND OUT ABOUT IT. If that's not a sign that I need to remake PrtSc Land, start posting backwards lyrics again, and/or finish Moya's Space Log, Mario's Loxian Odyssey, and F.L.U.D.D. Mk. II Shows the Hidden Heart, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.

March 2023

THERE'S FINALLY A 208TH STRONG BAD E-MAIL!!!

(Wait. That was nearly a year ago, and I still haven't made that Humidibot Jr. userpic?)

April 2023

Hello. We are Matt's amiibo collection. We have become self-aware, and we decided that this is our journal from now on.

May 2023

(no posts this month)

June 2023

(no posts this month)

July 2023

(no posts this month)

August 2023

(no posts this month)

September 2023

(no posts this month)

October 2023

No, my amiibo collection didn't really become self-aware and take over my journal. That was an April Fools prank, even though I was too depressed about LJ drama to feel like saying so for six months. Who would've guessed that marioenyacrsvrs, of all communities, would be even worse than asperger was back in the 2010s?! :(

(Great. I have to link to the three most drama-filled entries I've ever seen AGAIN?!)

November 2023

I hate to get political, but... if MatPat gets elected, I'm definitely leaving Mars and moving to the Moon. O_O

December 2023

Will people PLEASE quit blaming the year 2023 for the bad things that happened in it?! So far, THREE people have overreacted when I told them my wife and I got married on October 19. I never thought I'd say this, but can't they go back to complaining about 2016?!

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The Martian new year is coming up soon, too, so stay tuned for the Martian Calendar Year in Review!

 

February 18th, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey Minus Mario @ 08:57 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: amused amused
Soundtrack: this (the music sounds amazing even when it's skipping any scene where Mario appears!)

You've probably heard of Garfield Minus Garfield - well, here's Mario Minus Mario!



 

February 10th, 2017

About time! @ 09:00 pm

Soundtrack: Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U soundtrack - All-Star Rest Area

All of the broken images in entries I posted in 2009 (except one that never showed up to begin with) have finally been restored to their former glory! I think.

Only took me a combined total of TWO YEARS to get around to it and to finish it, and that was just for 2009...
 

February 9th, 2017

I AM THE ENYA OF MOVIE VIEWING. @ 10:14 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: infinitesimally more accomplished
Soundtrack: Super Mario Maker soundtrack - SMB Airship theme (yeah, now I pretty much think of it as the official theme song of reading/seeing stuff I feel like I should've seen all along but didn't)

December 25, 2009: Got Garfield's Fun Fest DVD as a Christmas present. For the record, by then I'd seen the other two 3D Garfield movies (Garfield Gets Real and Garfield's Pet Force, the latter of which actually came out after Garfield's Fun Fest I think.)

February 9, 2017: Finally actually watched it over seven years later!

And enjoyed it as much as I thought I would, but still... SEVEN YEARS.

And I kind of know why I put it off in the first place (apparently the Christmas present from that year that I was the most excited about it was New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and that was also the era when I was trying to work as hard as I could - sometimes - on a redesign for Ours Will You 1-Up that I never finished), but... how did that turn into a seven-year-and-two-month-long delay?! That's even longer than the delay before Enya finally released Dark Sky Island! And longer than how long Marzipan was out and about!

 

February 7th, 2017

Valentine's Day quizzes @ 03:09 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: nervous nervous

With Valentine's Day coming up, I decided to post these quiz results now:


Valentine's Day and/or love quizzesCollapse )


Also, since some of you probably don't know this about me yet: Even though I'm single, I love Valentine's Day! And I love Valentine's Day candy and I think romance can be so sweet. (I happen to have a userpic with half of a candy heart in it, so I know that kind of makes it look like I was in a bad breakup or something, but no, I've never been in a relationship at all - I just made the userpic so I could reference a backwards lyric.) Anyway, my point is, the only thing that makes me depressed on Valentine's Day is people complaining about how much they hate Valentine's Day. It always makes me feel like they'll hate me for liking Valentine's Day... :(

So if you're planning on posting some sort of rant about how you hate Valentine's Day and how anyone who likes it is clearly delusional, etc... go ahead, but would you mind putting it under a LJ-cut or having a special tag for it so I can easily skip it? Please? :)

 

February 6th, 2017

When did the distant future officially begin? @ 01:27 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: nostalgic nostalgic

Since certain past years and dates (especially starting with 2015) sometimes still sound futuristic to me when I think about them, I thought I'd make a poll about it.

Poll #2062591 Forwards to the Future

What is the earliest year that you have, at some point in your life, thought of as the distant future?

1983 or earlier
1(25.0%)
1984
0(0.0%)
1985
0(0.0%)
1986
0(0.0%)
1987
0(0.0%)
1988
0(0.0%)
1989
0(0.0%)
1990
0(0.0%)
1991
0(0.0%)
1992
0(0.0%)
1993
0(0.0%)
1994
0(0.0%)
1995
0(0.0%)
1996
0(0.0%)
1997
0(0.0%)
1998
0(0.0%)
1999
0(0.0%)
2000
1(25.0%)
2001
0(0.0%)
2002
0(0.0%)
2003
0(0.0%)
2004
1(25.0%)
2005
0(0.0%)
2006
0(0.0%)
2007
1(25.0%)
2008
0(0.0%)
2009
0(0.0%)
2010
0(0.0%)
2011
0(0.0%)
2012
0(0.0%)
2013
0(0.0%)
2014
0(0.0%)
2015
0(0.0%)
2016
0(0.0%)
2017
0(0.0%)
2018
0(0.0%)
2019
0(0.0%)
2020
0(0.0%)
2021 or later
0(0.0%)

What is the earliest year that you still sometimes think of as being in the distant future?

1983 or earlier
0(0.0%)
1984
0(0.0%)
1985
0(0.0%)
1986
0(0.0%)
1987
0(0.0%)
1988
0(0.0%)
1989
0(0.0%)
1990
0(0.0%)
1991
0(0.0%)
1992
0(0.0%)
1993
0(0.0%)
1994
0(0.0%)
1995
0(0.0%)
1996
0(0.0%)
1997
0(0.0%)
1998
0(0.0%)
1999
0(0.0%)
2000
0(0.0%)
2001
0(0.0%)
2002
0(0.0%)
2003
0(0.0%)
2004
0(0.0%)
2005
0(0.0%)
2006
0(0.0%)
2007
1(25.0%)
2008
0(0.0%)
2009
0(0.0%)
2010
1(25.0%)
2011
0(0.0%)
2012
0(0.0%)
2013
0(0.0%)
2014
0(0.0%)
2015
0(0.0%)
2016
0(0.0%)
2017
1(25.0%)
2018
0(0.0%)
2019
0(0.0%)
2020
0(0.0%)
2021 or later
1(25.0%)

What is the earliest year that you still almost always think of as being in the distant future?

1983 or earlier
0(0.0%)
1984
0(0.0%)
1985
0(0.0%)
1986
0(0.0%)
1987
0(0.0%)
1988
0(0.0%)
1989
0(0.0%)
1990
0(0.0%)
1991
0(0.0%)
1992
0(0.0%)
1993
0(0.0%)
1994
0(0.0%)
1995
0(0.0%)
1996
0(0.0%)
1997
0(0.0%)
1998
0(0.0%)
1999
0(0.0%)
2000
0(0.0%)
2001
0(0.0%)
2002
0(0.0%)
2003
0(0.0%)
2004
0(0.0%)
2005
0(0.0%)
2006
0(0.0%)
2007
1(25.0%)
2008
0(0.0%)
2009
0(0.0%)
2010
0(0.0%)
2011
0(0.0%)
2012
0(0.0%)
2013
0(0.0%)
2014
0(0.0%)
2015
1(25.0%)
2016
0(0.0%)
2017
0(0.0%)
2018
0(0.0%)
2019
0(0.0%)
2020
1(25.0%)
2021 or later
1(25.0%)


I think my 1, 9, 2, and 0 keys want a break now. :)

(I say that right before I have to type all those years one more time for the tags on this entry...)

 

February 1st, 2017

January 10th, 2017

Some more quizzes revisited over seven years later @ 05:06 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: nostalgic nostalgic

http://matt1993.livejournal.com/12541.html
The first time I took that quiz, it said I had an 80% chance of surviving a T-Rex attack. Now it's:

You'd have a 66% chance of surviving
QuizGalaxy.com
You have an above average chance of surviving a T-Rex attack. You are able to recognize what the real dangers are as opposed to the imaginary ones. Go team!

Less than before, but it's still a lot more than what I feel my actual chance of surviving would be.


http://matt1993.livejournal.com/13234.html
My first date faux pas is still "Talking about your ex!" which still doesn't quite make sense because I've still always been single in the years since I took this quiz. I do talk about the past in general a lot, though...

(And yes, instead of just saying "Lies!" in that old entry, I put in a random backwards lyric that happened to have the word "lies" in it. I was weird back then. ;) )

http://matt1993.livejournal.com/13507.html
My epitaph this time is:

Matt
Don't mess with the Mafia

That was one of those all-you-have-to-do-is-enter-your-name quizzes, so of course it's a different result now.
 

January 8th, 2017

Wordle Year in Review 2016 @ 04:28 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: accomplished, finally
Soundtrack: Super Mario Maker - SMW Airship

Wordle Year in Review 2016


It took a lot longer than usual for me to get around to it this time, but I finally did it!

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Go to Wordle and...

1) Paste in all entries you posted in January 2016 and make a Wordle configured any way you like
2) Paste in all entries you posted in February 2016 and make another Wordle configured any way you like
...
12) Paste in all entries you posted in December 2016 and make another Wordle configured any way you like
13) Make a Wordle out of your entries from ALL months of 2016, configured any way you like

Then post all of these Wordles to your LiveJournal!


You may do steps 1 - 12 only or step 13 only if you prefer.

It's up to you if you include subject lines, comments, community entries, friends-only entries, music tags, location tags, etc., and it's up to you whether you post your Wordles in a public or friends-only entry. Anything else I didn't think of is probably optional as well.

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This time around, there was an additional complication involving an entry I actually wrote in May 2016, but listed as January 2015 to mess with everyone's heads, including mine. (which, like a lot of my entries, will probably make no sense whatsoever if you haven't read a lot of my entries from November 2014 [at the LATEST] to May 2016... but if you're feeling lucky, go ahead and read it without context! :P )

Anyway, the complication is: does that entry count as January 2015 or May 2016? So some Wordles have two different versions, one listed as being from 2015 or 2016 and one listed as being from "2015B" or "2016B". Without the B, it means the retroactive entry counts as the month it was actually written: May 2016. With the B, it means the retroactive entry counts as January 2015. (And yes, this means I'm retroactively adding two more Wordles to the PREVIOUS year in review!... but to reduce confusion, I'm not actually putting them in that entry; I'm just putting them here.)

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This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!