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


July 29th, 2017

July 28th, 2017

I forgot about this again! @ 02:45 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: happy happy

(For those of you new here: every year since I discovered http://www.museumofconceptualart.com/accomplished/index.html when I was 15, I've posted what other people accomplished when they were my age. Usually, this is a birthday post, but sometimes I forget until a little later. One time I even forgot about it until my next birthday!)

At age 24:

Nelly Bly made a solo trip around the world in less than 80 days for the New York World, beating Phileas Fogg's fictional record.

Radioastronomy grad student Jocelyn Bell Burnell observed an unknown signal from outer space; this resulted in the discovery of pulsars.

John Couch Adams became the first person to predict the position of a planetary mass beyond Uranus.

Johannes Kepler defended the Copernican theory and described the structure of the solar system.

Entrepreneur Ted Turner took over his father's billboard advertising business. He later launched CNN.

Tracy Chapman released her first album, winning three Grammies.

Scottish physician Mungo Park became the first European to reach the West African interior.

Edgar Allen Poe won a $50 prize for the story "MS. Found in a Bottle."

Noah Webster published a spelling book.

Isaac Pitman devised the first scientific shorthand system.

Security guard Frank Wills alerted D.C. police to the Watergate break-ins.

Rainey Fellows donated a kidney to her (now ex-) boyfriend. They aren't together now, but he's doing very well. They're still friends.

Helene got a high score of 170440 in the popular online game Robot Unicorn Attack.

Tasha looked into her five-year-old son's eyes and decided to leave her abusive husband. Then she beat the odds and didn't go back even once.

David Hosei started his ninth business, eFamily.
 

July 13th, 2017

Super Smashing Birthdays @ 11:36 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: sleepy sleepy
Soundtrack: Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U soundtrack - All-Star Rest Area

Happy a-few-minutes-early-in-my-time-zone birthday to me! :)

And also happy birthday to 13catswaltz, who has the same birthday as me! :)


And also also to Luigi - because Mario Bros. was released in Japan on July 14, 1983; my negative tenth birthday. ;)



Hey, there's an idea for a totally nerdy survey...

This page has a table (several paragraphs down from the beginning of that section...) that lists the dates every* Super Smash Bros. character debuted (because in SSB4, the order you fight them in All-Star Mode is based on that).

Use that to figure out your answers to these questions:

1) Which SSB character(s), if any, debuted on your birthday in any year?
Luigi

2) Which SSB character(s) debuted closest to the date you were born?
Meta Knight (debuted March 23, 1993 - the date closest to July 14, 1993 in that list).

3) Which SSB character(s) debuted closest to the date you created your LiveJournal/DreamWidth/some-other-journal-site account? (If you have/had multiple journals, you may answer this separately for all of them, some of them, or just one. Whichever you prefer.)
My LJ was created on August 19, 2007 - the character whose debut was closest to that is Rosalina (November 1, 2007).
My DW was created on May 13, 2017, long after the debut of the newest character (Corrin, on June 25, 2015).

:)



*Except Miis, alternate characters (the Koopalings and Alph), and characters from Melee and Brawl who aren't in SSB4. I went ahead and looked up the relevant dates in case you want to include themCollapse )
 

June 30th, 2017

May 28th, 2017

I am in no way surprised that I scored worse on this the second time around @ 04:44 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: sad sad
Soundtrack: Mario Party soundtrack - The Stolen Star

(Go here or here to see the LJ or DW entry, respectively, about the first time I took this quiz)

DisorderResult
ParanoidPersonalityHigh
SchizoidPersonalityLow
SchizotypalPersonalityVery High
AntisocialPersonalityModerate
BorderlinePersonalityModerate
HistrionicPersonalityLow
NarcissisticPersonalityLow
AvoidantPersonalityVery High
DependentPersonalityHigh
Obsessive-CompulsivePersonalityVery High
Take the Personality Disorder Test --
-- $linkText2 --
 

May 27th, 2017

Dear Anxiety, @ 08:25 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: depressed depressed

Okay, anxiety, I get why you think the entire Internet is going to be gone two years from now. You're probably right about that.

But WHY are you continuing to make me worry about everyone hating me for still liking/using/refusing to leave LJ? It's been nearly TWO MONTHS, and not one person has actually said "I hate you because you still like LJ", and I've actually met several new friends who are on LJ and not DreamWidth. So why are you still making me worry about it?! Anxiety, you're ruining my life!

Sincerely,
Matt1993
 

May 13th, 2017

htemoC 3991ttaM @ 06:53 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): DreamWidth
Right now I am annoyingly: accomplished
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising - Solo Menu (Viridi)

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.(egap eliforp no ofni erom ,niaga) stohsneercs ynnuf ym fo emos rof noitaripsni eht erew dna ynnuf yllaer era yeht ;(moc.rennurratsemoh no) tuo meht kcehc dluohs uoY .ekil eb lliw liam-E daB gnortS txen eht tahw gnirednow m'I ,won thgiR

Silly reference to my first entry ever aside, yes, I'm done copying all my LJ entries to DreamWidth! Well, except for community entries... and making sure that all of my entries copied over the way they're supposed to... I still have a long ways to go. My LJ was kind of a non-Euclidean mess already, and now I'm having to make sure that nothing looks too weird when it was transferred to DreamWidth. If you see anything that looks like it didn't copy over correctly, let me know.

Now I'm going to test to see what happens if I post a poll in a DW entry that gets cross-posted to LJ...

 

My apocalypse dreams never warned me about any of this... @ 02:22 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: scared scared
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising soundtrack - The War's End (sped up like when you're running out of time in Mario)

Okay, it's become ABUNDANTLY clear that EVERY community I've ever posted in on LJ is probably going to be gone by the end of the month, so this is definitely the best time (unless I can go back in time and do this several years ago...) for me to finally start creating a backup account on DreamWidth.


Dear owners/maintainers of _dreams_, add_me, asperger, corrupted_wish, goodbandnames, iwish, newfriends, omgrandom, randomthought, strongbademail, suggestions, synaesthesis, the_number_206, and even thequestionclub and ask_me_anything since I know I posted in at least one of those two (and also any community that I forgot I've posted in):

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMUNITIES UP AT LEAST UNTIL I HAVE EVERY ENTRY I POSTED IN THEM SAVED SOMEWHERE.

The sky is falling,
Matt1993


Before I create a DW account, though, I still have a few more questions:

- What happens to the userpics on my entries if I start having them be automatically copied over to DW before I upload the same userpics to DreamWidth? Will the keywords still be there so that if I upload userpics to DreamWidth with the same keywords, they'll show up where they're supposed to? (Does DW even use userpic keywords?)
- Can entries that are automatically transferred from LJ to DW be edited manually when they're on DreamWidth? Because I might have to if something in them doesn't get copied over.
- I want to backup my entries in my own journal AND my entries in LJ communities to DreamWidth so the latter won't be lost if when more communities I posted in disappear. I'm so desperate that I'll even copy every community entry over one by one if I have to (which I will have to for autism, anyway - via email notifications about comments on my entries there, because luckily I still have those), but is there any way to have that automatically be done? And if so, will the comments stay there?
- Which of the communities I mentioned do you think has the highest chance of being deleted anytime soon? That way I can start with those.

EDIT: Created my account on DW - my username is still matt1993. (Is there a way to link to a DW account from LJ or vice versa, like with the <lj> tag?) Anyway, I'm still setting up a lot of things on DW, but if I list you as a friend on LJ and I know your DreamWidth username, I added you there as well. If I didn't add you yet, then add me on DreamWidth and I'll add you back (if you have different LJ and DW usernames, tell me your DW username through LJ or vice versa). :)
 

May 9th, 2017

You have got to be pulling on my leg... @ 06:18 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: scared scared

ExplainXKCD.com, mezzacotta.net, and irregularwebcomic.net are all down at the same time?!

This is scaring me... now I feel the need to check all other websites I like (or at least the ones I mentioned here) to make sure they're still up. :(
 

April 30th, 2017

A bunch of random things I've been meaning to post for a while @ 09:57 pm

Soundtrack: not Queen Anne's Lace or Lady Prudence, unfortunately :(

So, last weekend my friend and I went to Scarborough Faire! It really felt like a trip back in time... to 2009. :P (2009 was the last time I was there, even though I apparently never posted about that time.) While I was there, I discovered a new band (Queen Anne's Lace) and new musician (Lady Prudence) that I really like, and even bought one CD of each!

...that I just discovered I can't listen to because the CD/DVD player in my computer apparently stopped working at some point between February and now. :(

(EDIT A DAY LATER: Got it working again with ellaina02's help! Yay! Future self, if you're reading this and having the same problem: I had to go to Device Manager and uninstall the CD drive, then restart Windows so it'd automatically reinstall. No more websites I like have gone down between my time and when you got to play Super Smash Bros. 5 at that Enya concert, have they?!)


And when I got home, I finally got to watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs! I've been wanting to see that ever since it came out eight years ago! :)


Also, I took this screenshot on Wednesday (I think), so it's a little outdated now, but:



I can't believe I joined LJ closer in time to when it launched than to the present. Why do I have the sudden urge to yell at kids to get off my lawn? :)


There were probably more things I wanted to post about but I forgot because I'm disappointed about not getting to listen to my new CDs yet. :(
 

April 15th, 2017

Slogan Generator @ 10:03 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: amused (and a lot better than earlier this week)

The Future's Bright. The Future's Matt1993.

Enter a word for your own slogan:

Generated by the Advertising Slogan Generator. Get more Matt1993 slogans.



Um, 1993 is not the future! :)
 

April 10th, 2017

Some more revisited quizzes @ 06:52 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: DESPERATELY TRYING NOT TO HAVE YET ANOTHER NERVOUS BREAKDOWN EVEN THOUGH THE APOCALYPSE HAPPENED
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising soundtrack - The War's End (because who am I kidding, no one else will ever post LJ entries that aren't about the migration anymore...)

Today is a completely uneventful day... or at least I'm going to have to try to convince myself of that if I want to stop completely freaking out.

Since this is a completely uneventful day, I'm going to finally get around to posting some things I've been meaning to post.

Here's some more of the results of when I revisited quizzes I first took years ago:

http://matt1993.livejournal.com/15256.html
I don't know why I'm bothering to revisit all-you-have-to-do-is-enter-your-name quizzes, but this time around I got:
What will your Wanted poster say?
Matt
WANTED FOR: Baking a pie with a file inside to help get your lover out of prison
REWARD: All the corn you can eat!

http://matt1993.livejournal.com/21831.html
Just how EVIL are you?
Last time I was 12% evil. Now it's 3% evil.

http://matt1993.livejournal.com/22360.html
Still Judeo-Christian

http://matt1993.livejournal.com/23410.html
Still General Hospital, but the marker was placed correctly this time


In other news, I finally got around to updating the list of amiibo I own in my LJ profile a while back - I just never posted about it until now.

And does anyone here remember the game Chip's Challenge? Well, this may be old news to some of you, but recently I found out that Chip's Challenge 2 was FINALLY released after so many years! :D
 

WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. @ 05:51 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): apparently, a parallel universe where I'm famous
Right now I am annoyingly: WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
Soundtrack: Kid Icarus: Uprising soundtrack - The War's End (if you see scary/apocalyptic video game music in the music tag, that usually means I'm worried about something. But sometimes it doesn't.)

Apparently I just posted one of the most popular entries on LJ. Which I guess is pretty easy to do if I'm one of the only people still posting to LJ at all...

So, hi new people! Sorry for all the inside jokes that would've made much more sense[citation needed] if you'd been here 7 or 8 years ago. Before you go asking me what "HWHD" or "WTCN" or whatever means, visit my FAQ and glossary of Matt1993isms (taking into account that the former is fairly up-to-date but the latter was last updated in 2011).

Anyway, onto the important stuff:

I THINK I read all of your comments. I know why people are moving to DreamWidth (well, NOW I know, but until now I'd heard a lot of seemingly different reasons and wasn't sure which, if any, were accurate), and I agree that it would be a good idea for me to create a backup journal on DreamWidth (or maybe another site) because who knows how long LJ will be around and how long anyone else will be on LJ at the rate things are going.

But at the same time, LiveJournal has been one of my favorite hobbies, if not my #1 favorite hobby, for over a third of my life (I'm 23, turning 24 in July, and have been active since February 2009 when I was 15½). So I am NOT going to leave LJ entirely. There is no way I can - it's just too much of a part of who I am, and I really hope that one day it goes back to the way it was.

I've finally decided that my plan is to have a LiveJournal AND a DreamWidth (or a LiveJournal AND an account on some other journal site). In fact, I would start creating my backup account RIGHT NOW if it weren't for the fact that I need to decide what site to backup my LJ to.

I'm going to need a site that has most, if not all, of the features that I use on LiveJournal - I want to make my DreamWidth (or whatever) similar enough to my LJ that it will be REALLY easy for me to adjust to using both.

This means I want to find a site with:
- A way to make TWO accounts. I've been wanting to make a separate journal on LJ for dreams for a long time - now that THIS just happened, when I finally get around to making a LJ dream journal, I'd want to have a backup of that on DreamWidth or whatever as well.
- The ability to use at least 116 userpics, because that's how many "regular" userpics I have right now. (I'd VERY strongly prefer the limit be significantly more than 116, though.)
- A way to make a profile and interests list similar to what LJ has.
- A friends page.
- A way to automatically backup my old entries and the comments on them to the new journal - with the mood, music, location, repost buttons, images, videos, tags, timestamps, friends-only status, custom friends groups, and probably something else I forgot intact. (A lot of you said DreamWidth lets you import entries and comments with most of these intact.) Or, at the very least, I need it to be possible to manually add whichever of these things would not automatically be transferred. (cactus_rs, you said that I'd lose images and videos - you don't mean that images and videos can't be used at all in entries on DW, do you? :( Though I guess I could just have the videos be replaced with the URLs for them if I have to...)
- A way to upload images similar to ScrapBook - and with them having the same privacy settings as entries.
- A way to have comments be screened.
- A way to make the journal style similar to the one I'm using here. By this I just mean I don't want it to be TOO drastically different - I think any yellow layout would work. And this only applies to my journal - other pages on whatever site I backup my LJ to don't have to look anything like LJ in terms of design as long as the features I need are there.
- Probably something else I forgot. I'll edit this entry if I remember anything else.

How many of these features does DreamWidth have? Does another site have more of these features? Am I making any sense whatsoever? (I've been misunderstood a lot before. I REALLY hope that doesn't happen here...)
 

April 9th, 2017

I don't WANT to leave LJ! @ 10:00 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: upset

Now that I know a lot of people are leaving LJ and moving to DreamWidth now, I feel the need to make a probably incoherent ramble about how I really don't want to have to move to DreamWidth, or even create a backup journal on DreamWidth just because everyone else is. (Unless there's a way to transfer ALL of my old entries and ALL of the comments on them there, because I'm a nostalgic guy who likes having a LJ because I get to look back at old entries and comments from several years ago and DO NOT want to lose that, especially not while I'm still not done with my trip through memory lane / catching up on things I'd went on a hiatus from checking) So if you're moving to DreamWidth or another site, PLEASE don't leave LJ entirely, okay?

This is making me so sad... In 2015 or so, LJ was already a lot less active than it used to be - now it feels like everyone who hasn't already left is leaving! :(

 

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!

----

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?!

--

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? :)

 

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