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English paper going okay, even if not great.  Taking a break to do something that doesn't require academic thinking.  XD

Comment if you want a letter. The goal is to pick 10 songs with titles starting with that letter, and also explain why you choose them.  fionnabhair_ii gave me the letter 'B'.

1) Bitch - Meredith Brooks: I think that, like a lot of people (girls especially) who have heard this song, I consider it a kind of anthem for me, and for girls in general.  I am who I am, and I'm not going to change myself for anyone.
2) Believing - The Calling: To me this song is about learning to be free in a constrictive, competitive world, and how you need to fight to reach your goals.  "...Our decision / Is to stand up and fight for ourselves."
3) Black Rum and Blueberry Pie - Jim Bennet: This is the quintessential Nova Scotia song, how could I not pick this?  "Fishing, fighting, getting tight and staring at the sky / Chewing, spitting, and just sitting watching clouds go by / Driving ox and climbing rocks and learning how to lie / Drinking black rum and eating blueberry pie."  Even if that's not exactly true any more, I think it still is in spirit, even if not literally.
4) Black Water - Nobuo Uematsu: This song has no words, but it's a hard, rock-ish piece that I absolutely love for some reason.
5) Borders and Time - Rankin Family: This song is about people being separated by time.  Some of my friends and I have drifted apart because of time, but I'll never forget them, even if they forget me.
6) Best of You - The Foo Fighters: I did the depression thing, and I've lost people, but decided a while back that I'm not going to let life get me down any more, and I'm going to give it my all in memory of the people I've lost.  I'm going to give the best of me in their honour.
7) Break Me, Shake me - Savage  Garden: I'm ignoring the obviously sexual themes in this song and choosing it because it spaks to me, even though I can't explain how, exactly.  It just... does.
8) B4U - Naoki: Okay, how could I not put a DDR song on here?  I have so many fond memories of so many people involving DDR: Meaghan, Amy, Kelsey, Leah, Andre, Jessica, Matt, even Brad.
9) Butter-fly - Wada Kouji: NOT the DDR song, but the opening song to Digimon Adventure 01.  Yeah, my fandom is showing, but I love this song, and I love Digimon.  XD  I also really like the English translation of the words.  "After an endless dream, in this world of nothingness / It seems as if our beloved dreams will lose / Even with these unreliable wings, covered in images that tend to stay / I'm sure we can fly, oh yeah."
10) Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park: Here's my requisite emo song.  XD  Despite their emo, I really like Linkin Park and I can really relate to their music.  I particularly like "Breaking the Habit" because the singer is so confused, and I've been confused plenty of times before, and I probably will be again, even even though I'll probably never get over some of my issues, I'm certainly going to try.

So that's my song meme.  XD  Like I said up there, if you want a letter, go ahead.

This banned book meme is ganked from rostand, and since I agree that strikethrough should be books one saw on Wishbone, I'm doing that. XDDD

These are just a few of the many thousands of books that have been banned in various libraries and school districts in the US. Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you've read part of, underline the ones you've wanted to read but haven't yet.

#1 The Bible
#2 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
#3 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
#4 The Koran
#5 Arabian Nights
#6 Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
#7 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
#8 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
#9 Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#10 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
#11 The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
#12 Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#13 Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
#14 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
#15 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
#16 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
#17 Dracula by Bram Stoker
#18 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
#19 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
#20 Essays by Michel de Montaigne
#21 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
#22 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
#23 Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
#24 Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
#25 Ulysses by James Joyce
#26 Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
#27 Animal Farm by George Orwell
#28 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
#29 Candide by Voltaire
#30 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
#31 Analects by Confucius
#32 Dubliners by James Joyce
#33 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
#34 Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
#35 Red and the Black by Stendhal
#36 Das Capital by Karl Marx
#37 Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
#38 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
#39 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
#40 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
#41 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
#42 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
#43 Jungle by Upton Sinclair
#44 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
#45 Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
#46 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
#47 Diary by Samuel Pepys
#48 Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
#49 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
#50 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
#51 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
#52 Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
#53 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
#54 Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
#55 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
#56 Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
#57 Color Purple by Alice Walker
#59 Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
#60 Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
#61 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#63 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
#64 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
#66 Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#67 Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
#68 Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
#69 The Talmud
#70 Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#71 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
#72 Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
#73 American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
#74 Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
#75 Separate Peace by John Knowles
#76 Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
#77 The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
#78 Popol Vuh
#79 Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
#80 Satyricon by Petronius
#81 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
#82 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
#83 Black Boy by Richard Wright
#84 Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
#85 Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
#86 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
#87 Metaphysics by Aristotle
#88 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
#89 Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin
#90 Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
#91 Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
#92 Sanctuary by William Faulkner
#93 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
#94 Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
#95 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
#96 Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
#97 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
#98 Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
#99 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
#100 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
#101 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
#102 Emile Jean by Jacques Rousseau
#103 Nana by Emile Zola
#104 Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
#105 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
#106 Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#107 Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
#108 Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
#109 Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
#110 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
#111 Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
#112 Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
#113 Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
#114 Forever by Judy Blume
#115 Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
#116 My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
#117 The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
#118 The Giver by Lois Lowry
#119 It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
#120 Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
#121 Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
#122 The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
#123 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
#124 Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
#125 Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
#126 In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
#127 The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
#128 The Witches by Roald Dahl
#129 The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
#130 We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
#131 Final Exit by Derek Humphry
#132 What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
#133 Beloved by Toni Morrison
#134 A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
#135 Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
#136 Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
#137 Cujo by Stephen King
#138 The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
#139 What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
#140 Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
#141 Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
#142 Fade by Robert Cormier
#143 Guess What? by Mem Fox
#144 The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
#145 The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
#146 Carrie by Stephen King
#147 Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
#148 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
#149 Private Parts by Howard Stern
#150 Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
#151 Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
#152 How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
#153 Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Colli

Some of these boggle me.  I mean, WTF?  Where's Waldo???  I'm not even going to ask....

Have randomly started looking for additional songs for my Sandsibs fanmix, Scirocco, though I'm not entirely sure why.  I have also begun compiling a track list for a three-part Naruto mix (the character, not series).  It's going to be called "Black, Bright, and Grey", which I have shamelessly stolen from a poetry textbook I used briefly in junior high (go East Pictou!  Blue Eagles forever!) and then took home when they started getting rid of them.

“Black” will be for the really angsty and/or emo songs (mostly just angst, since I don't really think Naruto has it in him to be depressed long enough to be called emo); “Bright” for the happy-go-lucky stuff like Great Big Sea's “Ordinary Day”; and “Grey” for the somewhere-in-the-middle, kind of angsty but not really angsty and kind of happy, but not really happy stuff.

The songs I've got so far (keeping in mind I just started this tonight) are:
Ordinary Day - GBS
When I'm Up - GBS
Shatter - Meredith Brooks
Heroes Don't Cry - Scorpions
Strange Cup of Tea - Sister Hazel
I Believe in You - Amanda Marshall
Far Cry - Tony Vincent

Don't worry, cephiedvariable, I'm not going to use any of the songs you told me YOU were going to use in yours.  XDD  That'd just be plain MEAN.

And that's all for now!  See you guys later, it's time for bed.  XD
  Also, if someone wants to suggest a song for my Naruto mix, feel free, but don't feel obligated or anything.  This one will be much easier than Scirocco.

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Can I have a letter, Cait-chan?

Hmmmm... I'll give you... R! ^_^

YAY DDR indeed. :D

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I'll give you F. :D But not because you fail. ^^;;

Also, I'm twenty. ^^ (I think it's actually on my LJ profile page, but maybe not?)

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I'm assuming you mean a letter. XDD Have a P!

GOD BLESS WISHBONE. I want a Wishbone box set for Christmas, I SWEAR!

And that list makes NO sense!!! Unless it's counting books that have been banned before, but still, some of those picks... I mean... Roald Dahl? Where's Waldo? C'mon!

God bless Wishbone indeed.

And I completely agree that a lost of these books make no sense.

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