Hello, my name's Nimbusoak. I'm not telling you my real name, so feel free to give me nicknames. NICKNAMES ARE COOL!
I'm a 16-ish punk rocker/comic artist/jedi from New England. For fun, I like playing video games, watching cartoons, taking my mastiff for walks, and kvetching about the idiots who run my country. I play guitar (badly). I have 8 younger siblings, which is why I'm crazy. I think.
I have a confession to make: I've only finished one anime. In my defense, I only got into this anime stuff a couple years ago, but according to my friends, that's a really lame excuse.

Favorite whatnots:
Anime: Trigun, Blue Exorcist, Slayers, OHSHC
Manga/Comics: Black Cat, Rurouni Kenshin, Hellboy, Naruto
Shows: Doctor Who, MLP:FIM, Teen Titans, Malcolm in the Middle, Monk, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Futurama, The Rockford Files, Shaun the Sheep
Bands: U2, The Clash, Lorde, Gorillaz, Puffy, Shonen Knife, Franz Ferdinand, The Cranberries, Metric, Cockney Rejects, The White Stripes, The Jam, The Beatles, David Bowie, Ok Go, Sex Pistols, Juliana Hatfield, Adele, They Might be Giants

Did I mention that I cried?

This absolutely kills me.

Cheese minions!

They taste like crap, but still.

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Hey, I redesigned my world! So now every time you read my whiny blog, you'll feel like you're flying over the city from Blade Runner. I've already forgotten entirely what it was set to before. Got to go now, I'll post more whining later. Bye!

Irony and Dragon Dances

Okay, this is too good. I was eating lunch with my friends the other day, and this guy comes up to our table and asks us if we want a piece of red paper and write a healthy choice we make, and hang it on the wall. "Put another brick in the wall for healthy choices!" he said, grinning like an idiot. We grinned right back, wondering how the hell anyone could be oblivious enough to un-ironically use a Pink Floyd analogy for the theme of substance abuse prevention.
I just started a new semester, and unlike last semester, I'm going to have time to actually,like, be on this website more than once a month. I have to go to a New Year's party for my Chinese class this evening. I really don't want to go. In the first place, everyone in my class has to go sing songs in Chinese for our parents like a pack of five year olds. Also, any occasion that requires you to spend time in as high school cafeteria is a cause for self-pity. On the other hand, I get to be in a dragon dance.

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Hope you all have an okay to good-range weekend. Happy Friday!

What a fool

So, guess who had a long weekend? Guess who spent said weekend playing video games instead of doing her research paper? Guess who ended up doing the whole paper on Sunday night? Did you guess Nimbusoak? YES! That's the correct answer! You win...A MILLION DOLLARS! Kidding. You get no money
Yeah, I'm a fool. Friday we had off for Workshop (whatever that means), and my parents left for the night. Well, freedom has a bad effect on me. I don't think I ate anything without sugar all day, for one thing. I ate mostly cookie dough and pancakes. I made a big batch of pancakes, but no one would eat them, so I just had this massive bowl of pancake batter that we had to throw out. I then spent the whole rest of the day playing PS2. I mentioned this a while ago,but last year the only thing I really liked to do (besides watch anime) was playing this game called Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb. Tragically, I got into it just as our computer was breaking down, so every time I wanted to play it became an epic struggle of man versus machine as I tried to get the disk drive to recognize the disk. When we replaced the computer, it didn't have the graphic capacities to play the game, so that was it. BUT we got our PS2 out of the attic over Thanksgiving break, and my dad bought the PS2 version of the game for about $3 on Amazon (it's old ), so now I can finally pick up where I left off with my life. So pretty much I spent the whole day eating sugar and playing Emperor's Tomb, then I stayed up till two watching Futurama (ahh, Nimbus, what were you thinking?) Saturday is sort of a void in my memory, which is probably bad. But Sunday night it occured to me that my research paper about the NSA surveillance scandal was a) due tomorrow and b) not even started. Needless to say, I spent the rest of the night in Essay Due Tomorrow mode, which ended with me running into length formatting issues and having a total meltdown. But I finished it! Yaay.
There's probably a lesson to this story about self discipline and planning, but the fact that I'm on theO instead of doing my math homework would suggest I didn't learn it. But, hey, Christmas is coming. I've felt pretty awful this year because the level of stress I was dealing with, but I just don't care any more. I just need to get through a few more weeks, and then it's Christmas! That feels so-ooo good. This semester sucked, but it's almost over. I'm so relieved.
To the winners of my challenge, I have not abandoned you! Your prizes are coming very soon. Bear with me. And I will be writing a new post for Elemental Academy soon. I'm, sorry I didn't do it yet.
Can't remember if I mentioned this, but I'm doing this creative writing class where you have to peer-edit other kids' writing, and some of it's really good, but some of it sucks with a capital S. One story I read last week was written just like a Stephanie Meyer book, I swear. I'm having fun with it though. I'll have to post some of my stuff later, that is, if anyone wants to read haikus about what a nerd I am. Love you guys, see you all later!

The fabulous world of Nimbus


Come on, you know that made your day. Happy sixth day of Hanukkah, all! Or is it the seventh? Yeah, it's the seventh. Is it really almost over? Wow, I'm really out of it.
Man, I'm such an idiot. I did pretty much no schoolwork in October, and now I'm getting low grades in my english class. I'm so behind I don't know if I can fix it before the semester ends. Thing is, its an honors class, and if I don't finish with at least a B+, I get bumped down to Comprehensive next year, which would totally suck. I ended up having a nervous breakdown in front of my mom yesterday (at least it wasn't in school). I told her I was upset about not getting into Honors, and she said she wouldn't be upset, which was what I was really worried about, I guess. Then she made me go sit in my room until my paper outline was done. So obviously If I'm to get my grades back up, my mom just needs to lock me in my bedroom more often. Could work, right?
It occurred to me that it's been over a year since I joined TheO. That's pretty cool, actually. I remember last winter, this website pretty much saved my sanity. I didn't know anyone freshman year, so having an online community that I felt part of helped a lot. So that's what I'm thankful for this year. Yeah, I know. Thanksgiving was last week, but in my defense I couldn't get on TheO. Anyway, why should I wait till November to be thankful? Right? Never mind. Don't mind me, I'm raving.
Okay, I should go write something. See you later, all!