Love Conquers All Sins: Table of Contents

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Note: This post will continue to be updated as the acts and scenes are posted on my blog. A special thank you goes out to my brother, Tye and anyone who will enjoy reading this play.

Theme Song: I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By

Act I, Prologue: PROLOGUE
Act I, Scene I: Santoria. The palace.
Act I, Scene II: Santoria. The palace library.
Act I, Scene III: Infierno. The Demon King’s temple.
Act I, Scene IV: Infierno. The main hall.
Act I, Scene V: Santoria. The palace. Bywell: The room of space and time.

Act II, Scene I: Santoria. Underground Railroad.
Act II, Scene II: Santoria. The church.
Act II, Scene III: Santoria. Lior’s house.

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New Phone Wallpaper

Talk about sexy as eff. I really like this artist’s other Saber Alter x Jeanne Alter pics too. If I were to make another fan art post, all the pieces would just be from them honestly, lol. Saber Alter and Jeanne Alter are already hot anime women, and they’re even hotter together. Ahem, I don’t care anymore what the ship is, if it’s cute (in this case, hot) I’ll take it!  

Anyway, I’d like to give a quick update since I’m now 2 weeks into school. I’ve finally got to my target wake up time (5:45 am), and I’ve been able to get 8+ hours of sleep so that’s good. Of course this means I’m out around the same hour as an elementary schooler. I sometimes joke about it being past my bed time. I’m only taking 3 classes and thankfully they’re just minor inconveniences regarding the things I actually want to do. For this semester, I’m able to study without it taking up too much of my time and still focus on everything else. The one thing I dislike about two of my classes is that they’re trying to entice the students to come to class. What I mean by this is for my trigonometry class we need passwords in order to do our homework assignments, and according to the teacher, sharing them is academic dishonesty. For my pathophysiology class, we have to sign an attendance sheet and this counts as participation which is for a grade. Why do classes do this???

The classes don’t seem hard though so I’ll stop complaining about it now. I think spring semester has always been my least favorite because I have to do this until… April? It sure seem like it’s longer than the other semesters.

On another note, I made a drawing schedule I can stick to for the rest of the year. Even though I started drawing last year, I didn’t get to the level I thought I would by the end. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy I was able to make progress, and as long as I keep at it, I will continue to do so. For this year, I’m going to put most of my effort into the fundamentals (form, figure drawing, values/light, perspective, composition) so I can continue with my artistic growth and have a better understanding of how stuff works. I also decided to increase my drawing time (depending on the day). It’s a bit tough to draw for 4+ hours on the days I have classes. But it’s something truly important to me so I have to learn to make the time. As long as I stick with it and get into the habit of drawing every single day then I’m certain I’ll see improvements.

That’s all I need to say for right now. Today should be fun since it’s the first anime group meeting for the semester and they’re showing all the classic anime (Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Clannad, Dragon Ball Z).

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

5 Things You Should Know About Depression

Note: Even though I suffered from major depressive disorder (MDD) myself, I am in NO WAY trained in mental health. If you know someone who is depressed, or you are suffering from depression, it’s important to get help ASAP. If untreated, depression generally worsens and can lead to suicidal thoughts and actions (believe me, I know).

 

1. Depression is NOT synonymous with sadness 

I think this is one of (if not) the biggest misconceptions regarding depression. Everyone I’m sure, presumably has experienced sadness. Sadness is an emotion, a feeling and a normal one at that. However, depression is something persistent, it can last for weeks, months or even years. It can affect someone in various ways such as a changing in their personality, interests and the way they see the future. Sadness is normal and depression is abnormal.

 

2. Depression can possible be genetic

One of the reasons I’m pretty ambivalent about having kids. My mom once told me both of my grandmas had nervous breakdowns. One article from healthline.com reads, “A British research team recently isolated a gene that appears to be prevalent in multiple family members with depression. The chromosome 3p25-26 was found in more than 800 families with recurrent depression. Scientists believe that as many as 40 percent of those with depression can trace it to a genetic link. Environmental and other factors make up the other 60 percent”. It’s important to note that most diseases are the product of the individual’s genes and environment. Someone who runs into lots of environmental risk factors, but doesn’t have any genetic risk factors for depression might not develop it. Depression is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic, biological, psychological and environmental factors.

 

3. Depression affects millions of people worldwide

More than 300 million people actually, and is a leading cause of disability. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men. Another thing I’d like to note here is the fact depression doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone at anytime. Even The Rock (one of the coolest guys on the planet) suffered from depression. To quote the WHO article, “Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds”. So if there’s something to be learned so far it is that there are people from all walks of life that have/had depression.

 

4. Stigma can prevent people from seeking treatment

Depression is treatable. However, there are still barriers and stigmas in society which make it difficult for people to admit they have it and seek treatment. This is particularly prevalent with men (which could possibly be one explanation why women are diagnosed more often than men, but I can’t say this with 100% certainty). But it does make sense since in the US, men die by suicide 3.57x more often than women. Depression can lead to self-harmful behavior and suicide.

 

5. Depression is NOT a choice and no one can just snap out of it

For the love of Ganesha and everything else holy in India, anyone who says the contrary has no idea what they’re talking about. Just like no one chooses to have heart failure, no one chooses to be depressed. The brain is an organ, and like any organ in the human body, it can malfunction and things can go wrong. People who are depressed don’t choose to have a low mood or find everything to be a tasking effort. Depression is out of their control and they can’t do anything to stop it from happening.

 

 

For the rest of this post, I’d like to discuss some of the symptoms of depression. There are many signs and symptoms of depression. They may be psychological or physical in nature. Having some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day for at least 2 weeks, is typical for depression:

  • Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, guilt
  • Feeling tired, run-down, having low energy
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities
  • Gaining or losing significant amount of weight
  • Problems concentrating, thinking clearly, or making decisions
  • Changes in sleep patterns (i.e. sleeping more than usual or extreme restlessness)
  • Thoughts or plans of death or suicide

Source: medicinenet

 

Not all people with depression experience all of these symptoms. Symptoms vary among individuals and according to the stage of disease.

 

I wanted to write this blog post because I wanted to inform anyone reading this and I was (hopefully) able to accomplish that. The other reason is because of my own personal thoughts that I currently have right now. While I don’t feel depressed, I am slowly having this feeling that my depression is on me like a shadow and all it will take for it to come back full force is for a significant event to occur. Right now, I’m making sure to be cautious and aware of it.

If someone you care about has depression, the best and most important thing you can do is support them. The first thing to do is of course, educate yourself on what depression is and how it affects the person you care about so you can be more supportive. Also make sure to encourage them to get the help they need. Someone trying to cope with a mental disorder needs treatment. There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for and getting help. Encourage them to see a doctor and/or psychologist. Even if it doesn’t seem that bad, seeking help early can prevent problems from getting worse.

The 13 Best Songs to Make Love to (According to Starchaser)

Note: For the record, I never did it while listening to music ’cause I’d rather save that for the love of my life, so don’t take this post too seriously (I will admit I would have all these songs on my playlist). You’re probably not like me in that regard though.

 

Hi there, reader. If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume your sex playlist is boring and repetitive and you want something to spice things up, or maybe you’re wondering what I have on my own playlist whenever I consummate. Either way, you’ve come to the right place! Like R. Kelly once said, “I see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind”. Can you believe there are people who think playing music whilst doing the nasty is strange? I concur, it is if you play something dumb or inappropriate. There’s music about sex and music you can play during sex. The songs I have in mind aren’t necessarily songs about the act of love (though many of them are pretty explicit and detailed). Rather, they’re songs you can do it to. Here are 13 sensual songs you can use to heighten the experience of your next amorous encounter.

 

Nobody Else but You

You’re probably laughing right now if you know where the above song is from, but hear me out. There are songs that make you want it immediately, this is not one of them. However, there’s something interesting to be said about songs that aren’t immediately thought of as ones you’d have sex to (especially if it’s from a Disney movie). What makes this song unique though is that the lyrics indicate this is song for make up sex. Even the title is perfect for the moment “Nobody Else but You“. Anyone who doesn’t enjoy having sex to this song has no soul.

 

Sex with Me

This is definitely the song you should have sex to. Right now!

 

Funky Ride

This was one song I remember playing during my lucid sex dream with Senjougahara. In other words, this song is very important. I love this song so much because it can be used for literally anything: driving with the windows down during an overcast (friggin’ glorious), smoking, meditating, relaxing, sleeping, slow dancing, and of course, having sex to. I know there are people who owe their birth to this song.

 

Nice & Slow

Before Usher made corny songs like “OMG” he made classic panty droppers like this.

 

You Remind Me of Something

R. Kelly is a pervert, and not the good kind either (like me). But there’s no way I’ll be taking songs like this off my playlist, lol.

 

Ratha Be Ya Nigga

2Pac made a multitude of songs for women, some of them encouraging and others sexy. This is definitely the latter. And good gosh, the beat bangs (no pun intended)!

 

Little Red Corvette

Out of respect for Prince, I won’t put a link to any of his songs even if they are on YouTube. Honestly, you could have sex to a lot of Prince songs and probably the songs he’s written for others too.

 

It’s Gonna Be Lonely

Another Prince song (see, what did I tell you?). It may not be the sexiest song, but there can’t be a more fun song to do it to than this. The smooth guitar with Prince’s beautiful high-pitched singing is guaranteed to illicit smiles (and more).

 

Dirty Mind

Okay, last Prince song on this list. “It doesn’t matter where we are/Doesn’t matter who’s around/Doesn’t matter, I just want to lay you down”. It’s direct and gets to the point.

 

Get You Wet

Plies is the epitome of ratchet and if ratchet sex had a song it would be this. That’s not to say that’s a bad thing because in this song, Plies is determined in making the lady in question reach her climax. I can’t believe I used to listen to this regularly back in middle school. For a while, I used to think Pleasure P sang “I want to put it in yo’ butt”, *face palms*

 

Grind on Me

“Step one: ya kissing on me. Step two: girl I’m caressing your body. Step three: now I’m licking off the whip cream. Step four: and ooooh you grinding on me”. I’ve dirty danced to this song so many times.

 

Rock the Boat

I miss Aaliyah. When I was younger I remember singing along with the lyrics, but I never knew what “rock the boat” or “work the middle” meant. I just assumed she was talking about an actual boat. Nowadays, I know better and when a woman tells you how to rock her boat, you better listen.

 

Sexual Eruption 

I mean, why not? lol.

 

 

And that’s my list! Of course there are more songs you can get it on to, but I’d say this is a good start to get anyone started.

5 Things I Learned When I Became an Uncle

Around the end of last year, the greatest thing happened to me, I became an uncle for the first time.

It wasn’t easy though (as my sister can attest to). It was a long journey from the day my sister told me I was going to be an uncle to seeing her struggle through labor and then meeting my beautiful, incredible niece for the first time. She’s a little over a year old now and in that time period, I continue to be full of joy to see my sister being happy and each time I see my niece she manages to do something that completely warms every piece of my heart.

 

 

Nothing is scarier than seeing my loved one in pain

When I was in the same room as my sister while she was feeling frustrated and screaming in pain, my brother felt absolutely helpless and I did too. Unfortunately, no amount of frustrated shouting/crying or assistance was able to speed up the process. I remember being in the room with my sister and brother for what was literally days. I even let my best friend know what was happening throughout and he became concerned too despite living all the way in Germany. It was a stressful time for everyone, but gotdamn if it wasn’t worth every second.

 

I have more respect & a better understanding of Maes Hughes

If you’ve watched or are a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist you know darn well who Maes Hughes is. One of Maes Hughes’ defining characteristics in Fullmetal Alchemist was his constant love for his wife and daughter. He constantly gassed them up much to the chagrin and annoyance of the cast. Before my niece, I did not know it was possible to be fawn over someone so much. Everything she does seems amazing: from taking her first step to just putting my earphones to her ear to listen to the random J-Pop song I have on. I love it all. Watching her learn new things for the first time makes me look at it in a new way, and now, I can’t imagine life when she wasn’t around.

 

I’m even more uncertain about whether I want kids or not

I’m leaning more towards not having any, but never say never. I feel like the only way you’ll ever see me having a kid is if my wife is able to convince me. Well, if I’m already married to her (which is also something I’m ambivalent about), then it shouldn’t be that difficult to convince me to procreate with her. By the way, I’m not married, the only way I’ll ever get married is if I meet a woman who annoys me less than my mom. My mom is one of the people on this planet who annoys me the least so finding someone who can accomplish that is wifey material if you ask me.

 

I don’t miss out on sleep

There was one time my niece cried so loud it woke up the entire house but me. I must be a sound sleeper because when my sister asked me about it, I didn’t have any recollection of the event in question. Sleeping is the most relaxing thing to me and even though I consider myself a stoic person, disturbing my sleep is one of the quickest ways to get on my bad side. Thankfully, when night-time comes around, I can leave my wonderful niece with her mom and I can go home for a night of uninterrupted sleep. Yes!

 

I probably learned more from my niece than she ever will from me

Funnily enough, my niece has a way of showing me things in life I have forgotten was important despite the fact she still can’t form complete sentences. Being at university led me to believe that life is moving by quickly, and I need to find some way to keep up with the pace. However, my niece helped me realize I need to slow down and enjoy the times I have with those around me. Just knowing that I get to watch an amazing child grow up right before my eyes is an incredible thing. I want nothing more than to be in my niece’s life as much as possible.

 

 

冬休みはもう終わった

Good morning, WordPress. The title says it all: “Winter break is already over“. This break went by way faster than my previous ones, or at least it seemed that way. I’m hoping and praying that 2018 will be the best year of my life. I’d like to use this post to give a few updates…

 

  • My 2 classes actually start Tuesday, but I do have an online class as well which starts tomrrow.
  • This is my brother’s last semester, I know it’s been tiring for him and a bunch of other things, but I’m glad he’s made it this far and to the end!
  • If I’m able to get all the credits I need this year, this will be the last year for me!
  • My niece is already a year old now. I keep telling my sister, “You blink and the next thing you know she’ll be ten”.
  • I’ve already started my New Year’s resolutions (I’ll be posting scenes from my story on here, I’ve been looking up videos on how to use FL Studios, once I get back on campus I’ll draw for at least 2 hours, and by the end of the year, I’ll write “Starchaser’s Guide to Learning Japanese” so there a lot to look forward to).
  • I’m pretty close to waking up at 5:45 am. Recently, I’ve been waking up at 6:00 am.

 

Of course, no matter what happens, I’ll make sure to continue to post on this blog on a consistent basis. I hope you will continue to read as well.

 

On another note, I’m glad I became a fan of Chance The Rapper this year. I’ve known about the fella and heard a few of his songs before, but I never listened to any of his albums from front to back. Again, I’m glad I listened to 10 Day, Acid Rap and Coloring Book. If you thought Will Smith was “happy rap” then Chance The Rapper is ebullient. I think the facts we have a few similar life experiences (we’ve both done LSD, and we’re both Christians) and I’m happy are the reasons his music resonates with me on such a level. His uplifting music is just what I need to enter 2018. Alright, I’m going to say it, he’s one of my favorite music artists of this generation. The last time I was sold so fast when it came to a music artist was Charles Hamilton. I hope Chance The Rapper continues to succeed!

 

^This beautiful song is my theme song for 2018.

Happy New Year!

I hope that you, whoever is reading this right now, will have a wonderful 2018. I hope you achieve all that you desire and truly want in 2018, no matter how big, small or crazy it is. Take good care of yourselves and again, Happy New Year!