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Erika Van Der Boom
31 October 2012 @ 02:51 am
It has been so long since I updated in this journal omfg... How are you guys? I hope everyone on the east coast is getting by okay, you guys are in my thoughts.

... Do people even use LJ anymore? IDEK, MAN. But happy Halloween! I'ma be Pikachu this year, but I have to work til 10pm, so I'm going to be doing some very heavy drinking to get on the same level as the friends I'm meeting up with XD Ok, well, I legit don't even know what to say right now, so I'll just leave it at an awkward moment :3
Erika Van Der Boom
05 March 2012 @ 02:35 am
Hey, everyone! I know I don't really post all that much but I recently started up a BBC Sherlock-based RP comm which has been coming along quite nicely because of all the wonderful people who have joined. This is a late pimp post in which I encourage you folks to give it a shot, even if you've never RPed before. If you enjoy the show (or even if you haven't seen it and are looking for an excuse to watch), swing by and see what characters are available for the taking! It's a great way to meet new people and gain lifelong friends, as well <3

Hope to see you there!
Erika Van Der Boom
07 November 2011 @ 01:13 pm
I have a request :3333 I'm doing a research paper on media vs. fandom reaction to the portrayal of homosexuality on GLEE. So if you could take a few minutes to voice some thoughts, I would love you forever because this is going to be written into my paper. Here are a few questions for you guys to consider:

Do you think the way homosexuality is portrayed on Glee is more positive or negative in its impact on the audience? Is there anything you find offensive about the way homosexuality is discussed or shown on the show? Do you think they could (or should) push the envelope more?

How appropriately do you think the issue of homosexuality is handled? Do you think the show is insensitive to gay characters who are/were still in the closet (e.g. Santana, Karofsky, and, to a certain extent, Brittany)? What about the openly gay characters (e.g. Kurt and Blaine)?

Any other insights on the matter would be greatly appreciated, as well. I've been re-watching season 2 and there's a lot of rich material in terms of scenes for my paper, but I really want to know what the fans think. If you can point me in the direction of any meta on this sort of thing in Glee (fandom or press related), please feel free to link me to those, as well! I'm also going to screen this post in case people feel uncomfortable about others seeing their answers. Thank you so much in advance! <3333
Erika Van Der Boom
08 April 2011 @ 06:29 pm
Adam and I have been hanging out every day since Sunday, today's the first time I haven't seen him XD We've basically been celebrating Jill's 23rd birthday all week, getting crunk almost every night and having SO much friggin' fun, this has been one of the most fabulous weeks I've ever had. Aside from the fact that I haven't really worked, so I have next to no money right now, and I'm super behind on school work, I am SO happy. I can't foresee my relationship with Adam going anywhere but forward. It's so sweet because he's a really quiet, shy guy, but he's been coming out of his shell with me and Jill and Amy and Kristan. We're becoming quite the awesome little group, although we do a lot of PDA. MY BAD, I'M SORRY, I CAN'T HELP IT, 'KAY? I LIKE THE GUY.

Anyhoosiers, I really hope this works out. Gah, I'm going to go before I gush any more, but I just wanted to do a quick update. Hope everyone's doing well! Have a nice weekend~ :33333
Erika Van Der Boom
14 March 2011 @ 03:44 pm
I can feel a breakdown coming. I haven't felt this way in years, but I feel it again now. And I don't know who to talk to about it, so I'm just going to talk about it here. I've mentioned my roommate stuff before; she has struck again. When I got home from work on Saturday night, there was a note in the door saying if $650 isn't paid by the 17th, our landlady would start the eviction process. Because my roommate didn't get her rent in on time for the second month in a row. I also got a call saying that I should look for a new place or a new roommate. I just... I'm such a pushover. I talked to Amy, and I told her those things, but I wasn't as firm as I should have been. That's mostly because we happened to be at her workplace at the time, and I haven't seen her until today, but still. I could've said more. It's about 3:30pm now, and I slammed my fist on her door about 15 minutes ago to wake her up and send her to pay the rent.

I just don't understand how she can treat all this so lightly. It isn't a game. If she wants to move out, if she can't afford it, if she doesn't want to have to afford it that's fine, I can get a replacement for her in a second because Jill said she'd move in if Amy moved out. She said she'd never pay rent late again, but the thing is, she barely has the money now, and it's already mid-March. Rent's due again in about 20 days, what the hell is she going to do then? I don't trust her anymore, which I think is fair. And if she's late again, that's it, I know it. Three strikes. I just can't handle this, my chest is tight, and I can't breathe, and I feel like I want to throw up, and I'm crying... I just can't do this.

What's worse is that while I hate talking about it because I feel like I've brought it upon myself, knowing that she's been a terrible roommate the last couple months, I feel like I have to talk about it so I don't go crazy. But I've talked everyone's ears off about it, and I would completely understand if they don't want to hear about it anymore. I just don't know where that leaves me. My dad is supportive, but again, I've talked to him and my mom about this a lot already, too. At this point, it probably just sounds like whining, but I am in so much emotional turmoil right now, and it's because of Amy. If she was gone, I'd be so much happier, I think. But I feel like I've worn out my welcome, in this sense, at least. I try hard to be a good friend to people, but sometimes it just feels like... I don't know. I know you're not supposed to expect anything from people or whatever, but a lot of the time, I feel like I'm the friend of convenience. I'm talked to not because I'm loved, I'm talked to because there's nobody else. I've felt that way for years and years, since I was a kid, so I guess I should just accept it as truth? I don't know why I'm saying this, I'm not looking for someone to pat me on the head and say, "there, there, that's not what you are."

I just wish that things were different. My heart hurts at the thought of how this friendship with Amy has been disintegrating before my very eyes, and I guess it's just making me feel so alone. Anyway, I'll carry on like we must do. Just needed to get it out.

Oh, by the way, I just want to give a quick thanks to those who asked after me due to the tsunami. I'm totally fine, O'ahu was barely scratched, and there wasn't much damage at all. Thank you for your concern, and let's keep Japan in our thoughts.
Erika Van Der Boom
19 January 2011 @ 02:47 am
Sorry to post again, but things like this just ~can't be ignored.

Erika Van Der Boom
20 December 2010 @ 03:54 pm
My Treehaus SS recipient was the lovely aplethora, and I'm posting the gift here in my LJ because... I don't know where else to put it :'D Anyhoo, Val, I hope you like it... It's kind of silly, but heyyyyy, that's fun, right? Bwahaha. ENJOY, you awesome gal, you, and Merry Christmas!

A Dean/Cas Crack!Mix and Fic Collection

when i first saw you, i already knew~Collapse )
Erika Van Der Boom
15 September 2010 @ 04:19 pm
Guess what, guys? DAILY HAL OZSAN IS A GO! So if you love the manwitch as much as you really, really should, go join the comm to see more of him <333333333

Erika Van Der Boom
14 September 2010 @ 07:58 pm

kthxbai *_____*

Oh! And just p.s., I think I'll probably be on LJ more now that the new season is starting again soon, but I might be doing a friends cut. It's nothing personal and if you think you have been ~*~wrongfully cut~*~ just let me know 8)