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Writer's Block: Life With ADHD

This month is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month. Talk about your experiences with ADHD, or those of someone close to you.
i don't have AD(H)D but you'd think listening to people talk about me that i would.  last year, three out of my seven teachers asked if i had it.  oh~ let's not forget what my friends say!  one said, "DANIELLE, DON'T GET MEDICATED, YOU'RE TOO HYPER AND FUN!" i was like, "o ok, but for what?" 

i used to vehemently "deny" the "existence" of AD(H)D, but i do believe that there are many people who have a much harder time concentrating than others.  the only reason i would say that was because of all the hype it brought up.  but that was about two years ago.  now, it'd be really nice to have something that would make focusing and concentrating easier.

it sucks to sit in class with forty minutes of free time, but wind up only doing two to four problems because your mind is so scattered that it actually becomes a task to finish them.  also, i leave so many things unfinished.  i'm an okay initiator.  however, finishing?  completely different story. 

i've been wanting to be ~screened~ for it for a while, but i doubt any doctor will believe me ): because i make okay grades, mainly.  my first two years in high school has a cumulative GPA of an A.  i don't know really.  it would be ~glorious~ to finally focus...but the road there would be a hard, long, upward one.  plus, my mother even doubts i have it, or some form of it.

i've taken ritalin before and when most people take it illegally, they say they're hyper.  NOT FOR ME.  i sat in my room, cross-legged, watching the television for six hours straight without getting up.  i stayed up for twenty-seven hours.  i had a calm and serene day.  so that really, uhh, reflects the effect it had.  if i told that to a doctor, i'd get jumped on for taking a prescription that wasn't for me (but for a family member).  and if that piece of information weren't so ~shady~, i'd definitely tell a doctor.

this became unnecessarily long ahahhaa.

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Writer's Block: A Posthumous Oscar for Joker?

Do you think Heath Ledger deserves the Oscar for his role in the Dark Knight?
OMG don't even get me started.

YES HE DOES 100%

not just because he's dead, don't give me that bull.  how could anyone say his role was bad?  he did some serious method acting and the outcome was positively enthralling and engrossing.  i don't know if i could have asked for a better joker for that movie.  nor do i deserve one.  his role was perfect for the dark knight.  maybe not for batman, or batman forever, but definitely for dark knight.  gotham had gone down the drain, letting the villains breed and become stronger.  the joker was the epitome of gotham's fears and was a good example of a villain that actually had somewhat of a purpose.  nolan's gotham is a dark and dreary one, and the joker was there to up the criminal ante. 

the first time i saw it (midnight premiere!) i looked forward to every joker scene to be honest.  i wanted to see his acting at work, to see if the hype was real.  and it was, it was almost palpable.  i'm sure i'm not the only person who feels that way, and since more than one person feels that way, heath's job was well done. 

seeing the joker was so mesmerising, really.  especially in the scene when he was hanging out of the police car.  it was strangely heartbreaking and i was completely astounded by that part.  it was a short, but very necessary scene that contributed to the joker's character of madness and instability. 

a lot of the things he said made so much sense, really.  especially during the hospital scene.  and as harvey said, he's just a mad dog.  the joker did not create himself entirely.  he has a back story as to why he is so messed up and is a criminal, which i would assume to be a compelling one.  how can you not be interested in a villain such as heath's joker?  heath gave him so many dimensions that (at least to me) i almost felt sorry for the joker at times.  watching him just go completely insane was a very heavy thing to watch, but it was important to the character and the plot.

if heath doesn't get a posthumous oscar, i'll be one angry girl.  and heath will be rolling in his grave.  RIP dude<3
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Writer's Block: Your First Record

What was the first music album you ever bought or owned? Do you still listen to it or have you moved on?
let's see...some early ones i remember are:
  • *NSYNC by *NSYNC (1998)
  • prolonging the magic by cake (1998)
  • europop by eiffel 65 (1999)
  • baby one more time by britney spears (1999)
  • who let the dogs out by baha men (2000)
  • b*witched by b*witched (1998)
all of those albums were released when i was 6 - 8 years old!  lol.

and that's all i can think of.  the first one i actually bought by myself that is as early as i can remember is europop.  and i hid it because i didn't want anyone to steal it...i was really obsessed with eiffel 65, so weird.
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Writer's Block: Where your memories began.

What is your earliest memory of your life?
best question ever, since my memory is ~*~*~*~amazing*~**~*~
LOL, SIKE! i've got terrible a memory.

well, as early as i can get is when i was about 4 years old and i used to go to this french day camp called camp bel été and we made awesome shirts with tulip paint. i still have mine hahahaha. it says J'♥ CAMP BEL ÉTÉ.  it has a fleur de lis on the back, as well as some birds and something else quite funky.

one day when it was our break time, we'd go run around outside and i remember one day we were in the driveway and a bunch of us and some older kids turned the hose on and we were eating watermelon and i HATED it. i was like EWW SEEEEEDS.

another memory i have from there was when we were doing skits and i was walking around barefoot and i stepped on a thumbtack and i was not a happy camper (no pun intended~) at all.

that's about it! 
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Writer's Block: Favorite Lyrics

What song lyrics would you love to have written, and why?
OH MY GOSH! so many, really.

my chemical romance
  1. "oh how wrong were we to think that immortality meant never dying..." - our lady of sorrows
  2. "cause mostly i've been sprawled out on these cathedral steps while spitting out the blood and screaming, 'someone save us'" - heaven help us
  3. "and we can celebrate the end of things with cheap champagne" - drowning lessons
  4. PRETTY MUCH THE ENTIRE SONG, "IT'S NOT A FASHION STATEMENT, IT'S A DEATHWISH" and headfirst for halos
  5. "and as always, innocent like roller coasters, fatality is like ghosts in snow and you have no idea what you're up against because I've seen what they look like becoming perfect as if they were sterling silver chainsaws going cascading" - vampires will never hurt you
coheed and cambria
"now you wanna kill me in the act of what could maybe save us from sleep and what we are" - a favour house atlantic

chiodos
pretty much everything honestly, i loooooooove those lyrics soo much!

circa survive

the song "the difference between medicine and poison is the dose"

muse
the songs: apocalypse please, knights of cydonia (simple but fabulous), map of the problematique and STOCKHOLM FUCKING SYNDROME.

....and SO many more, really.  i just don't feel like writing them.  but those are the big ones.