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{excuse me while I rant/FREAK OUT about fruits basket}

These are the exact thoughts that went through my mind when I finished episode 15(A New School Term) of Fruits Basket:

Like I already know the role he plays in the zodiac(thanks Youtube spoilers) but SERIOUSLY! He makes my skin CRAWL. All the prior mentions/flashbacks of Akito have been leading up to this episode. I was going to mention that Akito is one of the most intriguing antagonists(if he even is one) that I've ever seen.

The flashbacks show that Akito is very young, only a bit older than Yuki. You can even hear his puny lil voice. But it only sunk in this episode that Akito is actually that young. Like, I thought he was a really old man using sorcery or something to make …

Anime, Fruits Basket, and Crushes on Fictional Characters

from left to right: Kyo, Shigure(top), Tohru(holding cat), and Yuki.

I recently started watching my first anime EVER, Fruits Basket(フルーツバスケットFurūtsu Basuketto?).
Here is the summary:
After the death of her mother, young Tohru Honda has been secretly living on her own in a tent. Her life changes forever when she stumbles upon the secret of the Sohma family, whose land she has been living on. They are afflicted by a Hereditary Cursethat changes some members of the family into animals of the Eastern Zodiac when they are hugged by someone of the opposite sex that is not also a Zodiac member.
Now living with three of the Sohma family, every day is an adventure for sweet Tohru, as she gets to know all of the very different family members better, in both common and bizarre situations. But, the Sohma family curse is certainly no laughing also holds horrible cruelty and heartbreak. Despite this, the members of the Sohma family find a new peace thanks to the presence of Tohr…

GAM competition recap(long post alert! Skip to the end to find out how I did)

Marching uniforms from this year. We have matching white knockoff Vans too. WE WERE SO ADORABLE. Our uniforms are always the most adorable. :)

I got back from GAM, my Girl Scout nautical competition yesterday. If you've read my past couple posts, you'll know that GAM has been a major hill/turning point/stumbling block in my faith. I've been in charge of getting my troop ready, and it's been really hard.

At GAM, they have a test in International Nautical Code Flags, Compass Points and Relative Bearings, timed knot tying, advanced knot tying, Weather and Tides, Emergency Preparedness, Rules of the Road(nautical right of way), a song/sea shanty competition, and swimming races. They also have a judged Sailing for form, rowing for form, canoeing for form, and kayaking for form. Another event is Message to Garcia, where a message is sent between semaphore(flag signaling), morse code, and carried by a canoe. The last event is marching, with a random command section and a pre-…

leaving for GAM(girl scout competition) in 15

It seems like my whole last two months have been leading up to this...I'm WAY more excited than nervous...but still. I've prayed and planned and prepared and stressed....

For a better description of what GAM is, skip back a year and check out my post around this time. (the title of the post is "is slowly squeezing the life out of me day by day" or something like that.

In other news, I realized I had my two-year blogoversary two weeks ago, and I didn't even notice.

This passage from Job describes how I've been feeling lately:
Job 23 8-13

I go east, but God is not there.
I go west, but I cannot find him.
9 I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden.
I look to the south, but he is concealed.
10 “But he knows where I am going.
And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold.
11 For I have stayed on God’s paths;
I have followed his ways and not turned aside.
12 I have not departed from his commands,
but have treasured his words more than daily food.
13 But once h…

It's my birthday tomorrow! :D

I think I'm going to go out to eat with my dad and shopping with my mom, and a combo bday/mother's day bbq on Sunday. But that's all! XD

What I would LIKE for my birthday:

-All the GAM girls to get their acts together and the rank of Clipper

ASDFLJKL Ender's Game movie blog is having an open Q/A session! :D

Just got back from ballet...all the classes are getting their costumes. I just got to sit around.

for these and all thy mercies, God's holy name be praised

The past two weeks have been an uphill battle. I've been confused, lonely, and depressed. I prayed and prayed and read my bible and I thought I did everything "right". And still nothing got better, nothing got easier, and I still felt like God was a million miles away.

My past couple posts have given you some insight into my head. It was really hard, but I'd finally decided to just work on trusting God, staying faithful, and taking it one day at a time. Which is much harder than it sounds. I felt just so frustrated with God and life.

One truth that really helped me was the fact that: I could be doing everything right, but there is time between sowing seeds and reaping what you sow. I guess that's where I was.

Because on Monday, it all began to come together.

To really understand the transformation that happened, you need to understand the specific hurdles I was facing and asking God to remove.

All of these were in relation to a Girl Scout competition(GAM) I'm…

When life is hard

"When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
"These nine qualities are an expansion of the Great Commandment and portray a beautiful description of Jesus Christ....How, then, does the Holy Spirit produce these nine fruit in your life? Does he create them instantly? Will you wake up one day and suddenly be filled with these characteristics fully developed? No. Fruit always matures and ripens slowly.

This next sentence is one of the most important spiritual truths by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you're temped to express the exact opposite quality! Character development always involves a choice, and temptation provides that opportunity.

For instance, God teaches us love  by putting some unlovely people around us. It takes no character to love people who are lovely and loving to you.

God teaches us real joy in the midst of sorrow…

May the Fourth be With You!

I know I never post about Star Wars anymore, oh well.

First 50 to buy something Her Universe off of get a free Her Universe tote. :P

Dooku: "Commander Sobeck, you've been avoiding my transmissions." Sobeck: "My deepest respect. I was hoping to surprise you with good news." Dooku: "Good news would indeed be a surprise." ―Count Dooku and Osi Sobeck[src]

Harrar's pilot: "Jaina Solo is destroyed. It appears Charat Kraal rammed her." Harrar: "You must be mistaken." Harrar's Pilot: "I think not. I witnessed the two images merge. There was energy released. Both images are gone." Harrar: "Well?" Harrar's pilot: "You...are correct. Jaina Solo is not where I thought she was. Not in the minefield at all. She is in the vicinity of the worldship." Harrar: "And Charat Kraal?" Harrar's pilot: "Still dead." ―Harrar and his pilot discussing Charat Kraal's demise[src]

how have I been doing you ask?

This is a rhythmic gymnast, not a dancer. It's still not fair though. This week has been kind of emotionally/spiritually hard, but I think I'm coming out of it. Some days are good days, and some days are just kinda blehh, you know?

I've been really stressed about preparing girls for GAM, so much that I got stress stomach cramps on Monday during the meeting. There really isn't anything to be stressed about, I'm just grappling with it. Only two more weeks, I'll let you know how it turns out. It's been an uphill battle all the way. I feel like I'm trying to do everything right, but things seem to get progressively worse. Like my ride to the meeting totally ditched me and I had to bike there myself, causing myself to be 10 minutes late. And like in a movie, it started to rain...XD

Like, I try to see God's plan for everything, but I just don't have that ability right now.

I've been compensating by watching Dance Moms reruns, reading my Bible, wat…