MikahRalen22

Female
from Gifu Prefecture, Japan

  • Activity

    • \ (^_^;)

      6 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      Oh hey there. (^^;)

      It looks like I was really trying with my journal, but two years came and went and I ended up not doing anything I said I was going to do.

      I guess you could say I was thinking about some other things... I got my MA and then I moved to Japan almost 6 months ago. I'm teaching English in 6 middle schools in a small city of 40,000 outside of Nagoya. I'm actually sitting at my desk right now. ^^ It's kind of amazing here. I've been enjoying my life very much recently.

      In more exciting news, the paper I wrote on the RedvsBlue fan base has been selected for publication in book coming out by the end of this year or early next. I have some catching up to do on here in order to make adequate edits, but I'm really looking forward to working on it. If anyone should want to contribute, please let me know. ^^ (Thought I'm not sure if any of you are still out there ^^;)

      All right. Time to get to work on this thing. Here's to getting back into the RT Community... For real this time. ^~

    • The Challenge

      8 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      I miss the old days when a journal entry was responded to within a few minutes of its posting... (^_^)

      I am now feeling the consequences of neglecting my RvB for so long.

      Now, to be re-integrated into the community...

    • Comic Con 2010

      8 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      So I changed my mind about school. I'm now going to the University of Michigan. Yeah... big time switch there. But I now have an apartment and I'm moving in August 20th. If you're ever in Ann Arbor, let me know. I'll have an extra bedroom. :P

      So I went to Comic Con again... and I went as a student again. I appreciate the professional status indicated on my badge and also the fact that I get to take part in a panel presentation. My name is even in the program. ^_^

      I went to the first ever RvB panel and it was awesome. The guys did a really great job. The new dvd looks bad ass. Said hello to Geoff and Gus, but sadly I didn't fly through Texas again to catch Geoff sleeping on the plane. (Check out my images for a reminder of that... >.>)

      So back to the student thing... I went to Comic Con with a group of students and one of my professors to do an ethnographic study on fan culture. We got to pick any group of fans on which to base our research. So naturally, I picked RvB fans. If you're interested in contributing to my study, send me a message with why you like the series, how you got into it, how you express your fandom, and whatever else you think might contribute to the idea of RvB fans ASAP... my paper is due on Monday by noon.

      Well that's about it. I hope all of you are well... if there's anyone out there who still watches me.
      Take care.

    • May 12, 2010

      9 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      Whoa... Featured User??

      It's been a good 8 months since I've logged in and I must say, this was a lovely surprise to come back to.

      I graduate from college this Saturday. (^_^) If that's not an incredible feeling, I don't know what is.

      I'll be attending The Ohio State University for grad school... which I'm also stoked about. Going for an MA in East Asian Studies and Japanese. I'll be moving to Columbus sometime this summer. I need to start apartment hunting soon... ^_^;

      Well considering my life is revolving around these things, I can't say there's much else to talk about.

      For all those stopping by, thank you for doing so.

      Take care.

      smiley12.gif love smiley12.gif

    • hello hello

      9 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      hey everyone!

      I'm sorry its been so long since i've been on... well i'm back at school and it has just been crazy. classes are ridiculous and the homework has already been awful. lol. its my last fall semester tho, so i understand why its nuts. already turned in my graduation application and officially declared my second minor. fall season for softball started this past wednesday, and once again, i'm hurt. and once again, its my shins and feet. except this time, its a lot worse than it usually is. i've got weird depressions popping up all over my left shin bone. they're like little craters, about the size of a dime. there's awkward brusing and what appears to be stress fractures all over the place. >.>; i get an mri monday, so we'll hopefully figure out what the hell has been bothering me the last 3 years. XD

      well how are all of you? i'll try to get to your journals sometime this weekend. ^_^

      Take care.
      /love

    • //weightless//

      9 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      hello everyone. hows it going?

      i've been doing all right. been going through some family problems the past few weeks. my grandpa is being wasted away to nothing by alzheimer's and my 25-yr-old cousin was diagnosed with ms this morning. we finally just got through two rounds of cancer with his younger brother, and its just kind of leaves me wondering, what the hell?

      on another note, i cant believe how fast the summer has flown by!!! i go back to school in two weeks (T_T) AHHH! i'm not ready to get back to learning and working and playing a sport all at the same time. i'd love to be able to stop time for another few weeks or so. i've had a pretty good time tho. been on a few trips to buffalo, ny to visit the family up there, and we're heading back next weekend to see my uncles who come in once a year. also went to warped tour twice and am heading over to catch Blink182's reunion tour next thursday when they role through cinci. so its been a good summer for music at least. hence my journal title... i'm kind of obsessed with all time low's new record, nothing personal, which is odd bc i was never a huge fan. their set was incredible on warped.

      otherwise, i've just been playing final fantasy xi likes its my job XD lol. my my xbox just gave me the red ring of death so i have to send it in T_T damn.

      well hope you all are doing well. i'm going to go clean and pack up a bit. might take a run of stuff up to school this weekend.

      (/love)

    • //red//white//blue//

      9 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      well i just had a whole journal typed up and i guess i pressed a button... a very wrong button bc it all disappeared. XD typical.

      hope you're all having a great 4th and get to see beautiful fireworks tonight. its been raining here all day and will continue to do so tonight, so it doesnt look like i'll be able to see any. T_T which sucks bc i LOVE fireworks. thunderstorms are going to be rolling in soon... doesnt make for the best combo hmm...

      i watched gran torino last night... and it was a great movie. great story and clint eastwood is his typical bad ass self. great story too... kind of slow at the beginning but hang in there. its worth it.

      i managed to clear my watchlist... for the most part. i'm sry if i didnt comment on everything... but some of you had 60+ journal entries for me to go through. i tried to comment on your most recent stuff and just read through the rest. you all have been busy, thats for sure! ^^; but its nice to see that you're all doing pretty well with life and whatnot. it was also awesome to have you guys comment on my last journal after a long absence. i've known some of you for the better part of the last 4 yrs and it was awesome to see you're still here.

      take care. have a great weekend.

      (/love)

    • well hello there (/wave)

      9 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      well its been 1/2 a year since i've posted anything. ^^; oops. sorry about that. how many of you are still around? >.>


      there's so much to catch up on in this site (o.o). its nice to see our RvB boys still going strong.

      my life? well i managed to survive my junior year of college... now i'm a senior... thats really weird. less than a year until i graduate. right now, i'm planning on going to grad school. not sure where just yet... i'm working on it.

      summer's been great. just working and playing a bit too much of my xbox i suppose... hehe. i'm loving the time off.

      thats about all i'm going to say for now. if you're still active on this site, gimme a shout and lets catch up.

      (/love)

    • hello! ^_^

      10 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      so hey everyone!!! its been ages since i've updated you all on my life... so I thought it would be a good idea to let you know what i've been up to.

      my summer was awesome. i went to japan for five weeks to take a class and it was absolutely amazing. we lived in tokyo for 4 of the weeks and in kyoto for the last week. i think the trip was probably the best experience of my life. i got to see all sorts of temples and shrines, the imperial palace, i did a homestay for a few days with a Japanese family, i spent almost every dime i made shopping, and took well over 1000 pictures. if you ever get a chance to go, please do. any questions or comments, let me know. i love to talk about it.

      I'm currently back at school at Wittenberg Univerisity. i'm a junior! whoa. can't believe how fast its going. i'm still studying asia and japanese and now i've picked up spanish. fall season for softball is in its third week and ends in another two. then we'll just be running all winter until the new year.

      anyway, thats about it. how have your lives been? i need to clear my watchlist.... but that might take forever. ha ha. hope everything is good. ^^

      Talk to you soon.
      *love*

    • Heyyyyyy.

      11 years ago

      MikahRalen22

      Hey guys. I'm sorry I haven't been online much lately. school and softball and piano have been kicking my ass for the last month or so. its all going to be over soon. Midterms are this week and we leave for florida friday night on a big ol' bus. so those are two milestones i've been looking forward to for a long time. i'm pretty excited for friday at about 2:50pm. Class will be over by then, then it'll be last minute packing and getting on a bus bus 7pm. we'll be in florida for a week.

      let's see... what else... um.... my room flooded. we came back from dinnner to water rushing out of our vent thing. within ten minutes, we had about 4 inches of water in the room and in the hallway... with a little bit going through the wall into our neighbors' room. we moved everything out in time... well everything valuable at least. then it took four hours to water vac all of the brown water out of the room. it was quite a mess.

      well besides that, i've just been going to class, doing homework, going to practice, and praacticing the piano for these lessons i'm taking. but my teacher is a complete douche. nothing i play is ever good enough for him. i played this three line song for three months... and he finally told me to stop playing it. i was happy with it after a month. he wasn't. it's kind of annoying. i'm taking the lessons for fun and he's trying to make me a piano major... it's pretty annoying.

      hope you all are well. talk to you soon. ^_^

  • Comments (610)

    • NoNameHere

      9 years ago

      Hey, another person from Ohio on here! :)

    • Cadet2386 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Congrats on FU!

    • OneGuardian

      9 years ago

      Even Though You Wont Be Back Most Likely. Congrats Being Featured User

    • Cyber_Kai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!!! smiley0.gif

    • Archanos

      9 years ago

      hey, hey. Welcome back to the asylum. :)

    • Team_America

      9 years ago

      I got them both at the same fair... every 4th of july the town i live in. the little hole in the wall of Liberty... lol its not that far away from you in fact. i do believe. has a little fair thing on the court house lawn. its pretty fun i guess or at least part of the town dymanic. good food and some good finds... kids love it... lol

    • Link1264

      9 years ago

      Hey! Ya it was a pretty good trip. It was nice to see my sister again for a bit and that part of California is quite scenic. What job is your dad going to be moving for? Regardless, I hope things go well whenever it all starts to happen. I can't wait to catch up a bit more.

    • Kaisonic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Indeed, indeed! I'm doin' pretty well. I'm heading up to Toronto in a couple weeks for RvBTO, so I'm excited smiley0.gif As for Witt, I'm actually pretty excited about that too - only one year left, plus I got a job as videographer / broadcast assistant for the sports department.

    • sev_ered

      9 years ago

      we'll have to find out some day. glasses vs hair. battle to the death! aaaaaaaaaaaah!

    • Skylance

      9 years ago

      ITS A GOING!!! lol i just got a new car and working my but off as a cashier/computer tech. glad to see ur back

    • sev_ered

      9 years ago

      nuts or not, i could never compete with you and those glasses you've got. you rock them pretty damn well =)

    • enl33tment

      10 years ago

      *hugs* i miss ya

    • Apollyon

      10 years ago

      Hope all is well. Haven't heard from you in ages.

    • enl33tment

      11 years ago

      mikah, mikah, i got my chiodos cd in, it turns out the one i ordered was alls well that ends well, i thought that was the new one, oh well, it has my favorite songs on it :D

    • Kaisonic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Lucky! No, I'm staying home all break, I've got too much work to do. And come to think of it, I think I passed you the other day... do you walk in front of Recitation at about 1:45?

    • enl33tment

      11 years ago

      thx

    • enl33tment

      11 years ago

      the newest one :D

    • enl33tment

      11 years ago

      its ok, what r u practicing?

    • enl33tment

      11 years ago

      wow, your on for once, its been along time, how r u?

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      yeah, a bit. but i like to think that makes it even better

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      That whole thing about how most of the time the emotional relationship isn't even celebrated made me sad. Yeah, it sucks that things are like that. But I agree, having a holiday like that makes it not work. When it's forced, it just doesn't feel right. I am still kinda sick. I got mucus, but I think that is about it, but it is taking forever to cough this crap up.

    • Ashayden

      11 years ago

      Well, Ive been working (working getting laid off, looking for a job, and working again), getting my head straight, making plans to move out within the next year, altho no def date has been set and i have actually been working on a completely new story, as well as my old one ^^

    • Ashayden

      11 years ago

      *poke*

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      Oh, and how's your foot doing these days? Sorry I haven't asked this sooner, I have been feakin out this semester with how busy it is. I am such a horrible friend....

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      I know what you mean. The only stuff I have been able to drink are things with booze in them. They taste great, just not fond of the dizzyness and disorientation that comes with it...

      And I think the big obsession people have with beer is this image associated with it as being a drink for guys having crazy out of control parties, and the guys want to be "one of those guys" their whole lives.

      But the obsession in college starts simply because beer is dirt cheap(only thing cheaper is malt liquor) and college students don't have much money.

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      i hope it's quite the awesome sciencey picture in your head, mhm. and yes, 60 kids is retardedly bad. this is why i don't live on campus. well, one of the many reasons. not that my town is big or anything, but there's life

    • dj_tom68

      11 years ago

      Aloha stopping by 2 say HAPPY NEW YEAR

      Good bye 2007 Hello 2008

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      yeah, that would be pretty nasty

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      Merry Christmas. Enjoy the mods.

    • infateshands

      11 years ago

      Ah ha!
      Thanks!

      I love them. . .
      xD

    • fastrigger08

      11 years ago

      thanks 4 the comment, u have a nice christmas too!

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      Thanks for the congrats. Yeah, they were tough classes. I didn't mention it, but everything except Bio Lab was a 3000 or 4000 level course.

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      yeah, not too horribly close to cinci. but a lot closer than TN

    • Risen

      11 years ago

      smiley1.gif

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      No prob. I wouldn't want to stop you from getting sleep. Take care. Thanks for calling me that too, it made me feel good.

      Sleep well.

    • Risen

      11 years ago

      True dat.

      Hey, I'm going to add you on xbl....is that cool?

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      "Look if he was dying he wouldn't bother to carve 'AGGGH!', he'd just say it!"

      "Well that's what it says."

      "...perhaps he was dictating."

      "Oh, shut up!"

      I don't know if I ever asked you this, but do have any IM stuff that you use? Just wonderring cause in times like these it sure is alot faster and less annoying than playing comment tag.

    • Risen

      11 years ago

      Yes, but I hate taking stuff over breaks. Especially when it costs like a crap load of money.

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      Well, I have the entire dialogue of Monty Python and the Holy Grail memorized....does that count for anything?

    • Risen

      11 years ago

      Wow...That makes me feel a lot better about the whole situation, I really appreciate it. I knew this was going to be my hardest semester, but I've really got to kick it in next semester. My parents are going to cut me off if I don't do better before August. So, like you said, I should do better considering how passionate I am about my new major.

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      I know they go fast, I read that first one in 36 hours.

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      Wow, sorry you had such a bad experience with that stuff. But maybe it was because it was from place called Joe's Crab Shack.

      I am glad to hear you can now have the pleasure of getting all the sleep you need. I am telling you, I would much rather go home and rest up for the holidays instead of traveling somewhere neat. The sleep is just needed too badly.

      I love Captain Jack so much that it pains me to say it, but yes, Pirates 3 WAS that bad. I won't spoil anything for you unless you ask me to.

      And I have only read the book of the first one, but I agree, that was much better than the movie. The books are always better, that is just the way it is.

      I look forward to talking more during the break. I sure miss the regular conversations.

    • Risen

      11 years ago

      I know..I just feel stupid because of my grades sometimes.

    • kevd777 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Hahahaha, Snow days, lockdowns, and a bomb threat in JrH are the only times we get days out. Otherwise its just stupid assemblies...

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      haha, good catch. i didn't even think of that

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      if you ever get somewhere around this area, i can offer my services mhmm

    • enl33tment

      11 years ago

      i lovez ma buddeys, lovze them

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      i do, actually. i only have one song of theirs, but i've heard a couple. liked them all

    • sev_ered

      11 years ago

      yes, i definitely know now

    • Link1264

      11 years ago

      Thanks for the luck. And I wish I could have gone to that concert, it sounded like a great time. I am gonna have to check out all the facebook photos you posted.

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