Friday, October 31, 2008

All Saints Day Altar.

It's an impressive, over the top tradition that I keep. Every year, before first vespers of All Saints' Day, I put up all my holy cards for veneration. I had a (small?) collection of about 80, but I lost many in the fire last month. I only have about 50 left. I'll get up a photo later.
This is what I got:

Three of St. Joseph
Various images of Our lady
Ss.Peter and Paul
Another of St.Paul
St.Raymond Nonnatus
St.Pio of Pieltrecina
The Martyrs of Aureisville
Two of St.Michael
St. Veronica
Two of St.Therese of Lisieux
St.Teresa of Avila
St.Rita of Cascia
Our Lady of All Saints
St. Peter Nolasco
Blessed Mary-Ann of Jesus
St. Anthony of Padua
Blessed John XXIII
St. Bernadette Soubirous

That's all I know off the top of my head.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We Phinally Win!

WOOOOOOOH! Phils take the World Series 4-3! The Penn curse really is broken! People are already shooting off fireworks and guns. I've been keeping up with the Phils this season. I don;t think words can express how excited everyone in the city is about this.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I went to say vespers and have dinner with the Mercedarian friars. Afterwards, e said compline. It was all great fun.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I've talked about how much I love making fun of noobs. This is too much. This is suppossed to be English, BTW. ere for every existing person's ridicule:

"I em not relle shur abowt dis hole votin' fing. I fink dey boff hav der pros an' cons, but I em too yung to vote ennewais, so w/e. I fink if I cud hav mi choice, Id hav Aeros run tha cuntry, 'cos he's real smart an' alwais knows wot he's doin' most of tha thyme, but I don't fink he can, 'cos he's not old 'nuff, an' he was born in Spain. :U McCain, tho."




Dammned feminazi clericalism, it is.

*Dies* D;
Sorry. I still see minor orders in ministerial institutions. Everyone who knows of them knows that they are still a step to the priestood. Opening them up to women will only fuel false hope of women's ordination heretics proponents. It's true, forty years after the council, we're still arguing over what it meant. We're still recovering from it's effects, and as much as I truly beleive it was going to be necessary, and that many good tings came out of it, I can;t help but wish sometimes that some of the things that came after it had not happened. The suppression of minor orders being one.

Why is'nt this person on my bloglist!? D<

She's like me. Except a girl. And dutch. LINKIE.
Other things:
I served the mass today. except for a couple mistakes, things went well. Fr.James, our pastor is growing his facial hari again. He went for the classic Roman clean shaven priest look for a wile. I guess it does'nt sut him as he's growing it back. This was him last year. This was him this year.
One of my friends is moving back to his home state of South Carolina after eight months of living here.I'll miss him. We have a lot in common, Except that I'm more of a nerd than he is. But the, he spent eight months in Philly and didn't try a cheese steak until yesterday.Oops, I gave him my booklet on the mass by Bishop Challoner and never asked for it back. Ah well, I can get another.
My oldest bro. has a kendo sword now. We both wanted to take kendo when we were little , because everyone in the neighborhood was, but mom said no because we might still get hurt. (It's frickin' Kendo, how do you get hurt?!)
I got invited to the rectory at my parish to spend prayers and diner with the Mercedarians on Tuesday. They eat too early. I don't eat dinner till 8:00 PM.
I picked my second poem for my English project. I picked Lewis Carroll's " Jabberwocky". I hope it does'nt get rejected for being too random. I also found an awesome motet to sing at funerals! It's a setting of Alexander Pope's poem "The Dying Christian to his Soul."
Actually, it's not a motet yet, because I didn't wright it yet. But I have inspiration! :D

Finally; are you aware that 95% of Americans do not expect the Spanish Inquisition? It's a fact.
*EDIT* The "U" and the "H" are broken off of my keyboard. The "z" and the "w" don't work easily either

Friday, October 24, 2008

Holy Souls novena.

Begins today. I'm about to start mine. I used to have a prayer-book with a novena to and for the holy souls, but it disappeared the day I got it, and it's hard to come by.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Today, I met some people who know what that is. For real. It was at the blognic.
I was dropped of by my parents, (I didn't expect it.Dad got off earlier today than usual and gave me a ride.) And when, walked in with Fr.Z . Then I lost him. Then I met a priest who works at the Hispanic ministry at the cathedral, and we both found him. I met a nice couple who I've seen at Lourdes before. Apparently,they drop by every now and again, and I expect to see them Sunday. We talked about a lot of different subjects; seminaries, the new missal, Bp.Trautman and philology, a stab at politics and some history about the Civil War, Hispanic ministry, etc. All in All, it was a lot of fun, and I'm glad I went. I skipped vespers, but said compline.
I'm actually a little antsy about this coming Sunday, as I thought that Fr. Joseph would be saying mass, but it's another priest who does things a bit differently. (eg, he does'nt tap the missal stand at the end of the epistle, only pausing, and does'nt wait for the response at the orate fratres.)
We'll see how it goes. The cat that used to be ours, but went AWOL and now prefers to live on the porch was waiting for a meal when I got back. I fed him and spent some time with him.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Fr.Z in Philly

Fr.Z, who runs the nearly famous blog "What Does the Prayer Really Say?" Is going to be in Philly for a few days. There are plans for a blognic. I hope it's close to home, so that I could come. There's really no other way, as I have no license, and no car to drive anyway. Unless that is, some person would be willing to swing by Overbrook and give me a ride.
Also, I have a clarification: the first EF mass I ill serve is the 26th, the Feast of Christ the King in the EF calendar. I hold that as an important occasion, so my personal surplice, which I have yet to wear will be laundered and worn.
Also, I have just discovered Widor's "Marche Pontificale". Wow. I mean.....just..Wow. It's amazing. I have to learn that one. Here's Arthur Wills playing it at the organ at Ely Cathedral for extra wow factor.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Well, I learned how to serve the Extraordinary Form now. Br.David, the brother in charge of the altar servers at my parish and I went over it Tuesday evening. I serve my first mass on October 25th. If there are any other young men in the neighborhood who could serve it, just ask Br.David or call the parish.Also, I've been reading St Louis Marie De Montfort's "True Devotion" . It's wonderful. I don't see how I kept myself from reading it. My home altar is set up again, but now with less holy cards. I put the crucifix back up, and pulled out those hand carved reliefs of the Sacred Heart and Our lady that I bought for a dollar at a garage sale.
After school, since organ practice is suspended for now, I went to borders to read manga. They still do not have Eyesheild 21 Vol. 21, Reborn! Vol.9, or O-Parts Hunter Vols. 1 or 12. I also read the Kingdom Hearts II manga. Great game, ever greater manga. Lots of humour in volume one,especially with Hayner.I read Shaman King Vol.2. I loved it rowing up, and read all the way up to Vol.12, but then I just kind of got out of it. Still no sign of Shonen Jump.*Sigh*
Anyway, it's nearly midnight here, and slacker that I am, I'm only just finishing homework. Bye!

Tomorrow is an important Anniversary!

(Click to enlarge)
Tomorrow is the 109th anniversary of the dedication of the church of Our Lady of Lourdes, my home parish, pictured above.
"In 1898, the Spanish-American War erupted while Overbrook continued to grow. In November, the one-ton church bell was hung in the steeple. As the century faded, the parish was blossoming. In the final weeks of the century, the interior of the main church was completed, and the solemn dedication ceremonies were presided over by Archbishop Ryan on October 15, 1899."

Monday, October 13, 2008

I know em all.

No, I don't know all my Pokemon, though I used to back hen everyone at school was addicted to Pokemon. Now I have trouble just remembering all the evolutionary stages of some types. (what comes first- Ivysaur or Bulbasaur?)
I know all three tones for the readings: The prophecy tone, the epistle tone, and the gospel tone. So now, I could feasibly chant the first readings at mass, or both readings at sung matins. After ordination, I could chant the gospel in solemn masses. These are things any young man considering a vocation should know.


That's all one word. One.Word. Cedrus. And it goes on for like, 50 notes. D:

Cardinal Rigali's norms.

Anyone who read the Catholic Standard &Times yesterday saw an article by Cardinal Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia on the second page. He wrote about the Eucharist, and laid down norms for the celebration of mass, most of which should be common knowledge. It's refreshing to see a bishop who's at least willing to try to curb liturgical abuse by saying what things are to be done. For example, he states that only vessels made of precious metals are to be used, that the chair for the celebrant should not be in the middle of the sanctuary, and that the tabernacle should be in the front center of the church, not put away to the side. He says that no one may change any liturgical texts or rites. He advocates silence in the church before and after mass, and kneeling at mass.
He says that everyone should, and should be encouraged to genuflect whenever passing the tabernacle. He says that the blessed sacrament should always be referred to as The Body of the Lord, or the Precious Blood, not bread and wine when speaking about it in homilies. The main mass on Sundays should be a solemn choral mass with incense wherever possible, and Bells are to be rung at all masses in the diocese, etc, etc. It just goes on and on with the good stuff. Read for yourself.

Longing for the Sarum Rite

The real thing. I first came across these videos a few months ago, and they're simply beautiful. It's feasible, that had the English reformation not have happened, the Sarum Rite could have spread to North America, and we could be using a variant of it now.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Religious life.

On the way home from the hospital from my checkup, I found what I thought was a newspaper on a bench . So I did what any normal Philadelphian would do: I said "Hey! Free paper!" And rolled it up in my coat pocket to read on the way home.
Well, it wasn't a newspaper. It as a calendar for a religious order. And it was saddening.
They went from a full black habit, veil, the works, to nothing. All the pictures of them show them in whatever clothes modern businesswomen dress in today. All the quotes and pictures are meant to give aspirants the idea that "We're not different from normal people. We dress like the world, act like the world, pray like the world."
Well, I got some news. A lot of us kids who are discerning vocations don't want to be like the world. We are giving something up for something greater. A lot of us want tangible signs that we are religious (ie, the habit.) For me at least, I could not vision joining an order that envisions itself to be reflecting the latest secular trends. I'm sure that many others would agree with me.
I think the religious order in question shows what can appen hen an order forsakes the charism of forsaking worldy ways for God. The order is tiny, shrinking, and mostly older women. They haven't had a single new vocation in years. Lately, a renaissance of some sort is overtaking Catholic religious life. Older orders that have gone back to their founder's charism, to orthodoxy and orthopraxy are growing. (The Dominicans, for example.) New orders, faithful to the magisterium are flourishing.( The Canons Regular of S. John Cantius, for example.)
going on a tangent, The doctor says my burn is only a severe second degree burn. It should be totally healed within a month. There will be a scar.


I'm not really much into politics, especially this election, but this is hilarious.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Organ Specs.

Finally, here are the specifications of the organ at Our Lady of Lourdes:

• 16 Violone
• 8 Diapason
• 8 Harmonic Flute
• 8 Viola Pomposa (Sw)
• 8 Flute Celeste II (Sw)
• 4 Octave
• 4 Spitzflöte
• 2 Fifteenth
• Mixture IV
• Cymbale III
• 8 Festival Trumpet (nc)
• 8 Tromba
• 8 Krummhorn
• Chimes
• Celesta (Sw)
• Tremulant

• 16 Lieblichgedeckt
• 8 Gedeckt
• 8 Viola Pomposa
• 8 Flute Celeste II
• 8 Viola Celeste
• 4 Octave Geigen
• 4 Traverse Flute
• 2 2/3 Nasard
• 2 Piccolo
• 1 3/5 Tierce
• Fourniture IV
• 16 Waldhorn
• 8 Festival Trumpet (nc)
• 8 French Trumpet
• 8 Oboe
• Celesta
• Tremulant

• 32 Contra Violone
• 16 Diapason
• 16 Bourdon
• 16 Lieblichgedeckt (Sw)
• 16 Violone
• 8 Octave
• 8 Flute
• 4 Choralbass
• Mixture III
• 32 Contre Posaune
• 16 Posaune
• 16 Waldhorn (Sw)
• 8 Trompete
• 4 Clarion

I'm hoping to ask to get some practice on it, but this is huge compared to the little 19 stop French organ I used to practice on.

This is the Pope.

Ain't it just grand?
Hat tip to Fr.Z for the photo.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Burn.

I really ant to o to the doctor to get this burn checked out, but amazingly, Mom and Dad are a bit reluctant, saying it's not serious and I'm wasting my time. As they are the ones with the car ad insurance cards, I guess I don't really have a choice. I've been badgering them because I'm afraid it might be third degree. The burn isn't large at all, about the size of a quarter, but it's very red and there's no skin there. It does'nt hurt at all, except when I try to clean it with antiseptic. The skin around the burn is pale and shriveled, and there are some blisters.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Sorry, I thought people might be getting the idea that I've matured, so I decided to post one of my favorite videos, You know it, you love it. DO A BARREL ROLL.

This is'nt a person?

So, it a Jello mold? What species is it? They say it's not human. It just looks, acts, and functions like a human.

I'm not dead right now, Deo Gracias.

I'm truly thankful for that. There was a fire on my house last night. Not just in my house, in my bedroom. I've spoken about the fact that My body always forces me awake for an hour or so around 1:35-1:40 AM. Well, wen I woke up in the wee hours of Thursday morning, I found the wall opposite my bed engulfed in flames and the room filled with smoke. I thought fast and used the blanket to smother the flames. Somehow, a photo framed in a plastic frame had caught fire, and dripped flaming melted plastic on the dresser, which set some of my collection of holy cards on fire. They melted plastic on the other things on the dresser, and there was a huge fire on the wall. Everything on that dresser got destroyed except for four holy cards (Our Lady of the Rosary, Ss.Peter ad Paul, St Joseph (which had fallen on the floor and wasn't in the fire) And incidentally, St. Laurence.) My Latin-English Stedman missal, and my crucifix.
The crucifix is a strange one. It was directly in the fire, I mean literally IN the fire, but except for some smoke damage and burned spots on the back, it's unscathed. By all means it should have been destroyed. I'm definitely not one to go looking for miracle, but I think God sent this little natural occurrence for me.
This is the kicker: they told us that the fire had probably been burning slowly for a half hour. And guess what? Mom, Dad, ad eldest brother were awake downstairs on the couch watching a comedian;s DVD. They were awake and knew nothing of a fire burning in my room.
unfortunately, I didn't get out free. After smothering the fire out, some melted plastic dripped on my right foot, burning the skin off in one spot. That got treated, but but still hurts.
For now, thanks be to God that I didn't die, and we didn't lose the house, because God knows we couldn't afford another one. I now have to find a priest ho can offer a mass in thanksgiving for this. (Me not dieing.)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Keep your Rosaries offa' mah' Slaveries!

I've been thinking about this parallel for months, and it is obvious and logical. Slavery and Abortion. In the case of slavery, the argument was made that Negroes were not people, or ere not human, and thus they deserved no constitutional rights. Negroes could be treated as anyone wished, as they were the equivalent of draft animals. Nowadays, unborn children are not considered to be people, and thus, have no rights. They they can be treated however one wishes, whether that be embryonic stem cell research, or simply being dismembered in their mother's womb.
Having slaves helped the economy. It meant cheap labor, as there were no official standards of living for slaves. Plantations could garner more profit.The ethical argument could be made tat it meant that there would be no children forced to work in the fields. (Negro children aren't persons, so it's okay if they work to death.)
In the same manner, the abortion industry garners millions each year in profit, which it can then invest in companies, and even to charity. The ethical argument could be made that it saves children from a life of abuse, neglect, and poverty.
Unborn children are considered by many to be nothing more than a parasite, or a part of the mother's body like an organ. In that sense, it would be her property, since her body is hers. She can do whatever she wants with her body, which includes ending the child's life at early term, late term, or for Obama, even after the child is born.
Slaves were considered by most to be noting more than draft animals, not sentient or capable of critical thought or choice. Being owned by the master of the plantation, in that sense, they were his property, since his belongings are his. He could do whatever he wanted to do with them, which includes whipping, branding, starving, mutilating, and if he deems it to be good for him, killing the slaves or their children. (Incidentally, sometimes even by forced miscarriage.)
Also, if we get rid of slavery, people will still have slaves because the conditions that necessitated slavery will still exist. Outlawing it will make it unsafe ad cruel and dangerous for slave and master alike. At least if slavery is legal, the government can put legal restrictions on it.

So I have to quit playing organ/writing music. (Rant.)

Yes. the people at the church where I used to practice organ just told me that I get one 30 minute practice a week. That's it. My original deal was Tuesday-Thursday, 3:00-4:30 PM. Now it's just Wednesdays 4-4:30. Why?
Because the children's choir needs my days, and the rest of Wednesday to practice. So, I take the hour-and- a half trip down there, music books in hand to be told "Go away. You get a half hour on Wednesdays from now on." No phone call, no e-mail, no announcement when I practiced last week. Could they practice Sundays after mass? Or Mondays and Fridays? Or they could practice on my days, but before 3:00. I'd even be willing to come at 3:30 instead of 3:00. But noooo, they need all the time.
I'd like to be charitable, but there's noting reasonable about this. They think they need a combined total of seven and a half hours of practice a week, but think that I could get along fine with thirty minutes a week? This is after they cut me from Wednesdays , and insisted that I vacuum the carpets and clean the choir loft (Which they don't use, it's full of useless crap.) four times a year. Then they would let me practice. Now I'm supposed to do all that work for 30 minutes a week? Are they high? Drunk? stupid? Just plain crazy?
I'll get nowhere with a half hour. I had trouble fitting in composing, practicing Bach's Fantasia and fugue in B minor, and practicing improvisation, all in an hour and a half, Now I'm supposed to do it all in 30 minutes? It can't be done. I won't be able to finish writing my mass settings and other music, I'll never be able to learn all the music for a possible Curtis audition in February, I'll never perfect the music I can already mostly play. So I quit. That's it. It'd be a severe waste of time to travel 1 hour and 30 minutes, to do cleaning work so that I can have 30 minutes of practice on a partially functional, out of tune instrument. (With no pistons, no 32', no 16' reed, and too many mixtures.)
Unless there is some kind soul willing to let me practice on their organ, or is willing to give me a piano or something, that's it for my music. And just when I was finishing the gloria of my mass in B flat minor for five part choir and organ.
Oh well.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Rosary techniques.

Throughout the month, I'll be periodically posting older uses and forms of the Rosary, some of which I use. First is the Sarum use Rosary. It's a beautiful prayer, especially the translation given here. I'll get later onto rosary offices, scriptural rosaries, etc, etc.

'Nother link

I'm adding this link to the 2002 Latin edition of the Roman Missal to my bloglist. Take a look! The preface of the Passion of our Lord given for the fifth Sunday of lent and the fifth week of lent are beautiful. As are the votive masses. I can't seem to find the funeral mass and commendation/burial. I thought it might be in the ritual masses, but there are only masses for the dead without the funeral rites.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

To Any priests that are reading this:

Wear Black on All Souls day and speak about purgatory please.

I Like.

We had a visiting priest at Lourdes this Sunday. He's been here before, and celebrated a sung tridentine mass on Christmas day last year. He gave a sermon at mass today, and talked about abortion and respecting the dignity of human life. What was the gist of it? A fetus is a human person, and killing an unborn child is no less heinous than killing a nine year old child or a thirty year old person. Distinctions between being a 'human' and a 'person' are subjective and arbitrary and have no place in decisions about whether it is ethical to kill someone.
We need more of him!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Catholics must hold all the teachings of the church.

Yeah, I know that's such an excruciatingly obvious statement, so how is it that we can find so many Catholics who vocally deny or disagree with church teaching? Some ask why Catholics must believe what the Catholic church teaches. It's really simple. To do otherwise is to make oneself not a Catholic. ( Cf. C.C.C. 2089)*
Now, before you call "No True Scotsman!", remember that in some cases the argument that no member of a certain group does 'X' can be logically sound: If there are pre-requisites for being a member of a group , and someone doesn't meet them, they would not be a member of said group.
Now, a Catholic is one who is in full communion with the Catholic church. (Cf. C.C.C.)**
What does that mean?
Basically, someone who isn't separated formally or informally from the church by apostasy, schism, or heresy. But wait-
Oh Damn.
It's that "H" word.
The word no one wants to say, no one wants to use, no one even wants to thing about that particular word these days.
(S.1))Heresy is the obstinate post baptismal denial of some dogma of the Catholic church which must be believed with divine and catholic faith, (ie, binding on a person's conscience to believe) according to the Catechism, no. 2089.
(S.2)Heresy separates one from full communion with the church.
(S.3) Catholics are Christians who are in full communion with the Catholic church.
If all three propositions are true, then a person cannot be both a heretic ( A denier of some dogma of the church) and a Catholic. ( Who by definition of the terms "Catholic" and "Full Communion" does not deny any of the dogmatic teachings of the Catholic church.
The Code of Canon Law puts it :
"Can. 750 §1. A person must believe with divine and Catholic faith all those things contained in the word of God, written or handed on, that is, in the one deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and at the same time proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn magisterium of the Church or by its ordinary and universal magisterium which is manifested by the common adherence of the Christian faithful under the leadership of the sacred magisterium; therefore all are bound to avoid any doctrines whatsoever contrary to them.
§2. Each and every thing which is proposed definitively by the magisterium of the Church concerning the doctrine of faith and morals, that is, each and every thing which is required to safeguard reverently and to expound faithfully the same deposit of faith, is also to be firmly embraced and retained; therefore, one who rejects those propositions which are to be held definitively is opposed to the doctrine of the Catholic Church."

The Code of Canon law says of those who commit heresy:
Can. 1364 §1. Without prejudice to the prescript of can. 194, §1, n. 2, an apostate from the faith, a heretic, or a schismatic incurs a latae sententiae excommunication; in addition, a cleric can be punished with the penalties mentioned in can. 1336, §1, nn. 1, 2, and 3.

Were these not enough, The Catechism of the Council of Trent(Article IX) makes it quite clear:
"Heretics and schismatics are excluded from the Church, because they have separated from her and belong to her only as deserters belong to the army from which they have deserted....... Finally, excommunicated persons are not members of the Church, because they have been cut off by her sentence from the number of her children and belong not to her communion until they repent."
My reading of these is that people who deny dogmas are not in full communion with the Catholic church, and so, they aren't Catholic. Rather, as many modern canonists, at least since the SSPX near schism are using, they are in various degrees of impaired communion relative to their situation.
The two are mutually exclusive, and if the condition is lacking, the person isn't a member of the group.
According to Canon Law, denying the dogmatic teachings of the Catholic church makes you Definitively Opposed to the Catholic church. I don't see how, or even why you would claim membership of an organization that you are definitively opposed to. According to canon law, Catholics are bound to believe what the Catholic church teaches to be revealed by God, and to avoid doctrines that contradict them. Therefore, a Catholic cannot be free to deny what the Catholic church teaches to be revealed by God, and accept doctrines that contradict what she says. That contradicts. See also, for example, Donum Veritatis Nos. 22-23.


Codex Iuris Canonici

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Council of Trent. (Roman Catechism)

Donum Veritatis

*C.C.C. 2089: "schism is the refusal of submission to the Roman Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him." Refusal to submit to the doctrines of faith or morals defined by him to be believe by obligation by all Catholics certainly applies.

**C.C.C. 837:
"Fully incorporated into the society of the Church are those who, possessing the Spirit of Christ, accept all the means of salvation given to the Church together with her entire organization, and who - by the bonds constituted by the profession of faith, the sacraments, ecclesiastical government, and communion - are joined in the visible structure of the Church of Christ, who rules her through the Supreme Pontiff and the bishops. Even though incorporated into the Church, one who does not however persevere in charity is not saved. He remains indeed in the bosom of the Church, but 'in body' not 'in heart.'"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fairy Tail, and other manga updates.

Yes, I came across another new manga. This one about a Girl named lucy, a celestial wiard, trying to get into Fairy Tail, one of te most bfamous guilds of wizard around. She meets a man claiming to be from Fairy Tail who says that he will give her a position, but she must come to a party with him. At that moment, she meets a boy named Natsu, a fire wizard who does not beleive the man's claims. Lucy goes to the party, and te man tries to drugge er with a drink. She finds out he's a slave trader. Just then, Natsu comes to get revenge on the man for some trivial thing and accidentally saves Lucy. Turns out, Natsu reaaly is a member of Fairy Til, and e gets her in. I've only read up to volume two (Volume three is'nt at the store.) Also, I've been trying to read O-Parts Hunter v.1 on One Manga, but the Comp. is too slow. I finally got to Eysheild 21 V.20. How depressing. My Shonen Jumps have NOT been coming in the mail, and it's not at the store either. They do have "Shojo Beat" though *Shudder* I read "Toto! The Wonderful Adventure!" Vl. 2. I love it, it'
s so frickin' Hi-Larious! You can read all of these manga at
In other news in my life, I've narrowed my decision of what religious order to join between two. I've been thinking seriously about it, and I don't see anything else I'd want to do with my life. I just hope I don't fail the psyche test and get sent away as a nutjob, and get institutionalized again-I mean- Nevermind.