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...find your lonely life bizarre, I'm anything but ordinary...

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Name: Dana
Online Name: Piyo
Age: 25
Location: Southern California, USA
Sign: Capricorn, Ox, Birch Tree
Occupation: Retail

This is my personal journal, where you’ll find my rantings, obsessions, and randomness. I’m a nice person and I’d like to think somewhat interesting. I love making new friends, so feel free to drop a comment and add me and I’ll most likely add you back.

I enjoy…
Doing absolutely nothing. Spending obscene amounts of time on my computer. Reading the day away. Playing around on iTunes and listening to all the music I have. Popping in a favorite movie on dvd, setting the dvd player on repeat, and watching the same movie until I can quote it backward. Sleeping. Indulging in retail therapy, even when I shouldn't. Watching movies and tv shows I own when they air on tv. Sharing my knowledge of trivial information to whoever will listen. Talking aloud to myself and getting extremely into character when I write.

If you are looking for any graphics I may have made or any photos I may have uploaded (ie: Disney Princess, Disneyland, multi-fandom), please check out my journal for that: celtic_mermaid

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Me and My Fandoms

Little Women, The Little Mermaid, Stardust, How to Train Your Dragon, The young Victoria, Atonement, Titanic, Pan’s Labyrinth, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Studio Ghibli, Meet the Robinsons, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Sound of Music, Transformers, Anastasia, Ever After, Austin Powers, The Goonies, Newsies, Pleasantville, period/fantasy/musical films.

Being Human, Warehouse 13, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Legend of the Seeker, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: NY, Charmed, Psych, Project Runway, Top Chef, French and Saunders, Farscape, MST3K, Supernatural, The Soup, Snapped, A Haunting, I Love the 70’s/80’s/90’s, Little Men, Manor House.

Gerard Butler, James McAvoy, Charlie Cox, Christian Bale, Eric Szmanda, Karl Urban, Orlando Bloom, Tobey Maguire, Jensen Ackles, Johnny Depp, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Drew Fuller, Jamie Bell, Steven Strait, Christopher Plummer, Orson Wells.

Claire Danes, Kate Winslet, Winona Ryder, Drew Barrymore, Holly Marie Combs, Rose McGowan, Keira Knightly, Marg Helgenberger, Liv Tyler, Amanda Bynes, Alison Lohman, Judy Garland, June Allyson, Margaret O’Brien, Peggy Ann Garner.

Muse, Panic! At the Disco, Queen, Le Roi Soleil, The Beatles, Coldyplay, Aly & AJ, ELO, Bond, Rufus Wainwright, Foo Fighers, Celtic Woman, Emmanuel Moire, Daft Punk, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Alan Menken, Joe Hisaishi, film scores.

Authors: Louisa May Alcott, Jasper Fforde, Maria V. Snyder, J.K. Rowling, Mark Twain, Hans Christian Anderson,
Books:A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Little Women, Jane Eyre, Thurday Next series, Poison Study/Storm Glass series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Parasol Protectorate Series/Alexia Tarabotti series
Manga: Victorian Romance Emma, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Evyione, Disney's Kilala Princess, the Mermaid Saga, Magic Knight Rayearth, Sailor Moon
Genres:Classic Literature, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Modern Literature, Humor.

Victorian Era, Edwardian Era, the American Civil War, the last Imperial family of Russia: the Romanovs, Titanic, Helen Keller, British History, Renaissance Faire, Civil War Re-Enacting.

ASL, mermaids, Disney (movies, characters, music, theme park), Celtic-ness (mythology, astronomy, knots), writing, reading, playing the viola, wolves, Japanese food, ghost stories.


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Piyo’s Randomness



Fandom Video of the Moment:

Victorian Romance Emma
Because this show is amazingly awesome.

Favorite Quotes:

I think disappointment must be good for me, I get so much of it; and the constant thumping Fate gives me may be a mellowing process; so I shall be a ripe and sweet old pippin before I die. -Louisa May Alcott, April 1861

I’m not happy, but I’m not unhappy about it. -Posner, The History Boys

Everyone has a moment in history that belongs particularly to him. -Gene, A Separate Peace, John Knowles

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney

Your success and happiness live in you. External conditions are the accidents of life, its outer trappings. The great, enduring realities are love of service. Joy is the holy fire that keeps out purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty. -Helen Keller

I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle-something heroic or wonderful, that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all, someday. -Josephine March, Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Father asks to…remember that the evil which is now in the world will become yet more powerful, and that it is not evil which conquers evil, but only love… -Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaievna Romanova


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Journal Credits
america's best dance crew, amy brown, anastasia, anime, art nouveau, asl, atonement, avatar: the last airbender, being human, black hawk down, bond, bubblegum crisis tokyo 2040, celtic astrology, celtic mythology, changeless, charlie cox, charmed, christian bale, civil war reenacting, claire danes, clamp, classical music, csi: ny, csi:las vegas, danny elfman, darwin awards, digimon, disney, disney princes, disney princess, disney villains, disneyland, edwardian era, enchanted, eric szmanda, faeries, fan fictions, farscape, film composers, film scores, french and saunders, fullmetal alchemist, fushigi yuugi, gashlycrumb tinies, gerard butler, green, greg sanders, gundam wing, harry potter, hayao miyazaki, helen keller, henna, howl's moving castle, httyd, james mcavoy, japanese food, jasper fforde, john williams, karl urban, kate winslet, le roi soleil, legend of the seeker, little women, lord of the rings, louisa may alcott, madame leota, maleficent, mediaeval baebes, meet the robinsons, mermaids, mononoke hime, monty python, movies, mst3k, muse, music, musicals, mythology, narnia, newsies, nick stokes, nightmare before christmas, pan's labyrinth, penelope, percy jackson, period films, phantom of the opera, pleasantville, potc:awe, potc:cotbp, princess and the frog, project runway, psych, pushing daisies, rain, reading, rufus wainwright, sailor moon, sarcasim, seabiscuit, shakespeare, sleeping beauty, sniglets, soulless, spiderman, spirited away, star trek, star wars, stardust, steampunk, studio ghibli, supernatural, taken, tarot cards, teen titans, that thing you do, the bad seed, the eyre affair, the goonies, the haunted mansion, the little mermaid, the mighty ducks, the romanovs, the secret garden, the sound of music, the tribe, the young victoria, thursday next, tim burton, timeline, titanic, tobey maguire, top chef, triquetra, trivial information, tsubasa reservoir chronicle, victorian era, victorian romance emma, viola, warehouse 13, wideacre trilogy, writing, x/1999