drbug: lol yes we're not really that far apart:p
and haha, I save up and buy instrumentsXD i.e. I saved up $270 and bought a new guitar yesterday^.^
everyone: the other day I saved a robin:') Or shall I say I think I saved a robin..it fell out of its nest and my dog was torturing the poor thing so I got it, found a robin's nest a put it there...it's probably dead but I tried...
Yesterday I got a guitar:) For anyone who plays guitar and is curious it's a Cort Earth Grand OP. I don't know what OP means..but I like itXD It's way better than the Yamaha f335 my family and I where using to start on, like seriously new guitar has a solid top...the other one was all laminate.
Also, danget..I forgot what I was going to say..must be the LOTR soundtrack i'm listenting to in the background:p
Hahaha, PB, you're so funny. Lotr....it's truly epic. I can't blame you :)
Well at least you got the poor bird away from the dog, lolz. My cats usually finnish them off before I get there, and the pepper trick hasn't seemed to work. The only time my interfearance does any good, is when the birds hit the bay window hahahahaha. My brother uses them as an exuse not to wash it, lol. "But Mom! If I clean the window the birds won't be able to see it!" HAHAHAHAHA
And I'm jealous now...I've always thought guitars were so cool.
LOTR soundtrack is amazing, LOTR I'm not allowed to watch lol. I did see the second one when I was allowed to watch it but I was too young and scared lol. Then I saw the first hobbit, I loved it, parents hated it so now I can't watch that anymore..
I know I didn't want him to torture hit lol. Earlier her found a mouse out by where our neighbors bailed hay for us! ick! We don't have cats..Dad is so anti cat lol, I love em but in my family I'm the minority haha. lol, I have a swallow nest above my window, mom keeps telling me to take it down, I said I'll take it down in the fall when I know there's no birds left in it:p She'll finally gave inXD
Guitars are cool!:) Save up for a cheap Yamaha and learn:) (reason I saw Yamaha is because other cheap guitar brands are horrible. Like the distance between the strings and the fret board(aka action) are way to high on brands like Johnson and stuff, Yamaha has good action thus giving a lot less pain on the fingers.)
So I was just about to close my eyes to go to sleep and I was like, you know what? I need to tell everyone Shbbat Shalom!:) so Shabbat Shalom and for newcomers who don't know it's Hebrew for Sabbath(Shabbat) peace(shalom). Shalom also means hello.
Shabbat Shalom! :D
I still can't get over the fact that you're not allowed to watch lotr. How old are you? 18? 19? I remember when my parents didn't let me watch it, but that was when I was 10.
I'm 17 (and 1/2:p) but they have weird restrictions lol
LOTR???? That's like, the most harmless fantasy story ever!! Are you just not allowed to enjoy any fantasy or something?
Sorry if that's rude, I just can't even imagine. I mean, I'm only 16, and it's been at least a year since my parents have tried to moderate what I watch in my spare time o_o
Moderation can be good for you SDD ;)
Actually, a lot of Christians have this thing against fantasy and science fiction, like it's a work of the Devil or something. Weeeelll, some of it can be, but I have to wonder sometimes, have these same people read Daniel's visions? Revelation? Dude, God's all about fantasy and science fiction. I wonder what our universe would have been called before it was created hahahahahahahahahaha!!!
Sorry...I get ahead of myself a lot haha.
Eh, PB, my parents didn't let me watch lotr when I was ten, but for some weird reason they let my baby sister watch it at 2, 3, 4, 5, and now 6 years old :S
LOTR are my favorite movies ever (and the books are great too). I think I've watched each of them 10-15 times. As for religious reservations about it, that does confuse me...its a pretty straightforward story of good versus evil. There's not really any moral ambiguity there at all.
I couldn't watch them until I was 9...so now I'm waiting eagerly for my little brother to get old enough to watch them with me.
"Moderation can be good for you SDD"
Moderation of what, though? I'm old enough and mature enough and obsessively critical enough at this point that there's not really any danger of me watching... much of anything. And I'm old enough and mature enough about questionable stuff that it's sort of useless to try to shield me from the world anymore.
My parents trust me to be a sane, rational human being, and to take things I see reasonably, and I don't believe I've given them any reason not to, so I don't see how being externally limited in what media I'm allowed to consume would help me in any way.
Lol guys calm down. I'm used to restrictions like this so it doesn't really bother me:p But I will say I already have a hangout plan with a classmate(we've never actually met in person..online school, but we plan to when we graduate..I mean we're best friends lol) to watch the Hobbit series(since all of them will be out by that time) and a few other movies I'm not allowed to watch at the moment:P
and good point drbug..He is quite science fictionXD
SDD, you did see the ;) emoticon in Drbug's post right? Meaning she was joking..
I've never seen LOTR :/ I think I've mentioned this before.
My parents tend to be pretty loose with what I watch and stuff. I mean, my mum though doesn't like things that are too vulgar, however my dad usually doesn't care and thinks I'm old enough and lets me anyways XD However they're kind of annoying with clothing >.>; Obsessed with me looking "girly" and the likes.
"...but I have to wonder sometimes, have these same people read Daniel's visions? Revelation? Dude, God's all about fantasy and science fiction."
Doctorbug, are you actually suggesting that Revelation and Daniel are just God's version of science fiction?
Because these two books are probably the most important in the Bible (especially now at the end of the world). The prophecies in these books tell us of almost the whole history of the world (from Bablyon to Rome) including future events and life in eternity.
There is nothing fantastical about God's Word.
"As for religious reservations about it, that does confuse me...its a pretty straightforward story of good versus evil. There's not really any moral ambiguity there at all."
Well, the books were good because they were written by a Christian man who gave a fairly Biblical persepective of good versus evil. But the movies had magic and sorcery and romance added which wasn't in the books (or so my dad tells me, I haven't yet had the chance to read them).
What can seem like a "straightforward story of good versus evil" could easily be a twisted, deceptive version.
Like the Avengers movie. Oh, don't even get me started on the Avengers movie...
On the topic of guitars:
I've never heard of "Cort" guitars, but they look pretty nice. Hopefully it sounds nice, too, PB. :)
And yes, Doctorbug, I agree with PB: if you think you'd enjoy guitar, try learning. It's well worth the time and effort. And with the internet these days you can basically teach yourself. That's pretty much what I'm doing (although it helps to have a dad and two brothers who teach guitar :P).
Don't cheap out too much when you buy a guitar, though. You can get some really nice starter guitars at a fairly low cost. "Washburn" and "Hagstrom" are two brands that carry such guitars. They're probably our best-sellers at my family's music store. The cheapest are usually around $300 or $350 and they sound absolutely amazing for their price.
Or try and learn ukulele first. Ukes are generally cheaper than guitars, a lot easier to learn, and extremely fun. :)
God bless. ♥
I've generally had a lot of freedom in my life. My parents didn't let me watch certain stuff when I was a young kid, but ever since I've been in my teens they've trusted me to know what I feel is okay to watch. And I rarely ever watched anything out of my age group anyway. I didn't even watch an R-rated film until I was 17 (18 is the "recommended" age).
I was always allowed to dress how I wanted. I could pursue any hobbies I wanted, any subjects at school, etc. From a very young age; ever since I could make decisions for myself.
I've only ever seen the first LOTR film. Not because I don't want to, but because they're really long and I've never got around to it.
"Like the Avengers movie. Oh, don't even get me started on the Avengers movie..."
Now I want to...
"Well, the books were good because they were written by a Christian man who gave a fairly Biblical persepective of good versus evil. But the movies had magic and sorcery and romance added which wasn't in the books"
No, the books were just as full of magic and sorcery and romance... that's sort of their whole point. As I understand it, there's pretty much an entire pantheon of gods and mythical beings behind the lore of Middle Earth.
"Like the Avengers movie."
What's so bad about The Avengers? It's been a while since3 I watched it, I've pretty much forgottent the entire plot.
Also, Tolkien was *ahem* Catholic.
I've got to get back to work so I'll reply as soon as I get the time.
God bless. ♥