Your Touch Is What I’m Missing

[Comatose – Skillet]

I will have to make the quota somehow, so I guess this is more a boring post than anything.

Anyway, I notice that on TV shows, when someone is doing something sneaky on their computer and they hear someone walking in, they suddenly change the screen to the desktop, and then says waits for them to walk in and say hi like nothing’s going on. The person who walks in then doesn’t suspect a single thing, and the perpetrator gets away with it clean.

I’m not going to call myself a buff in film techniques or direction or whatever, but if the director/writer wants to show someone snooping and getting away with it, maybe a blank desktop and a more nonchalant composure is more believable. I mean, if you walked into a room to have someone sitting in front of a clearly computer switched to the desktop, and them nervously greeting you as you entered, you’d think something suss is going on too.

You know what’s not suss? If you had Google open – and not the blank homepage, but maybe with the search result of a movie or something – and when they entered, you’re just casually clicking on a link, and you wait for them to start conversation, then it’s more natural.

And I’m saying this not only for TV shows, but for real life too. If you don’t want people to get all suspicious at you, don’t draw attention towards what you’re doing on the computer.

So today I got all my Semester 2 results back, and in short I averaged at 69 for the whole year, which isn’t great but isn’t too shabby, and it’s only a point below what I was aiming for. I checked all my subjects that I chose for next year, and I have not a single exam, so I think I’ll be good – I got low marks for my subjects with exams, and so I think I’ve found my problem.

Alex.

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I am Ninja, TOO!

Ah, my second Ninja day of the year.

Today’s dress up theme included Pirates vs Ninjas. I decided to be a Ninja. Took the early train to school (unnecessarily it turned out), so that Dani could help me get more gear on.

Zara and Dani arrived sort of just before the bell, and they helped me put on quite a few pieces of material (three to be exact) around my head to make the ninja head-gear. Then some red fabric around my forehead and around my forearms and I became Ninja #4. All the way down the corridors the minions below me looked on in awe, “Wow, so cool, a ninja!” they gushed. And I smiled. But you couldn’t tell.

Ah! Nearly forgot to mention Dom’s awesome black belt. Funny story. Dom is a black belt in karate, and so I borrowed his black belt to look H.C. I was wearing it and showing the name on the belt “Sempai Dominic T-” and Dani and Carmaine (at different times) said, “Oh, did he buy a belt and get it custom made to have his name on it?”

“No,” I said, “he’s actually a black belt.”

Dom, I took a picture holding up your name in the belt. Will get it to you when I have it. Ha…

Ghosted quite a few people. For some reason being in Ninja gear (albeit stuffy and hot) made me very silent. I ghosted Shaz halfway down L2 before she saw me out of the corner of her eyes and jumped.

I snuck up on quite a few people and simply stood there staring at them (with my Asian Ninja eyes) until they noticed me and jumped.

And for some reason, wearing Ninja gear made me invisible to people I was walking towards, face on, until I was breathing on their face. They jumped.

April, Dani, Zara, Runa and myself all dressed almost identically. So at recess and lunch we just sat together, and people kept on asking us, “are you plotting something?”

I know we looked intimidating.

Eating was hard. I had to remove the face piece for a while, to breathe, to drink, to eat. Still. I looked awesome.

Oh, Periods 3 and 4 saw Dani and I taking a round of the school, just looking into class windows and waving.

People jumped.

Carmaine took photos for us at lunchtime. Haven’t camwhored like that in a while.

Had to eventually take the gear off. Too hot and public transport…

It was a good day. Pity Catherine and Bee weren’t there.

Oh and when Dani and I walked past Eunice’s Chem class, she (Eunice) did the Ninja chop. In class. While her teacher was in there.

Alex.

P.S. This Year 10 thing is getting out of hand. What a time waster. I am said my 10 cents, I am moving on. If I get into trouble for this, then I’m sure the entire Yr 12 body will back me up. That is all.