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Jiae K. on 9/24/2009 10:57:59 AM
Hey i luuuuuuv ryro to even though him and jwalk split from the band I am OSSESSED with panic! at the disco ever since 2005 wen "A fever" came out! But u can tell dat from my account name! Ryro inspired me to start writing songz cause his lyrics for the panic! songs, where, like, so creative and incredible!!!!! I mean genius!!!!!!! What are some of ur fave panic! songs?!?!? Comment on my pro. and let me no thnksz!!!! ~p!atdforeva~!!!!!!!!!!!!
pretty.odd.patdforever on 8/7/2009 6:07:46 PM
ryan is hot
skatergrrl on 6/27/2009 10:07:22 PM
I play the piano too. I love P!ATD too and a bunch of other bands like that. I totally agree with what you said about being gay. I think its so stupid how people judge someone just bc of their homosexuality. Gay people are just like everybody else.
Marinara_15 on 5/20/2009 7:05:42 PM
Sorry again for taking so long to reply. Happy very (very, very, very) late birthday, haha. If I had known, I would have written that in my last comment when it actually was your birthday! Yeah, I also listen to a lot of different music genres, but I hate country and heavy metal, too. Where I live, people pretty much only listen to country; they’re really not open to anything else. And then there’s this small group of heavy metal people that live in my town. A couple of my friends only listen to heavy metal; I still haven’t seen what’s so great about it. I like one band that’s been classified as “metal,” but I would describe them more as a rock band (The band is Within Temptation; have you ever heard of them?). And I hate rap. My sister listens to it, but I can’t stand it.
That’s really neat that you’ve been playing the piano for so long. I wish I had started learning to play the guitar earlier. Yeah, I’ve been learning music theory on the guitar, and it’s a bit confusing! I think I’m finally starting to understand it a little better. I’m having a hard time remembering the different scales, though. I’m starting to learn the more advanced classical/Spanish pieces, which is the type of music I want to play. I haven’t played it much, but I got a 12-string guitar for Easter last year. I finally changed the strings last weekend (I’ve been avoiding it for a long time; it’s a lot of work changing 12 strings!), so I’m trying to start playing that again. I’m also going to a music camp this summer called Power Chord Academy, so I’m working really hard to get ready for that, too. Have you ever heard of it? I’m really nervous about it.
Since I’m home schooled, I don’t know what kind of music groups our high school has. But since I live in a really tiny town, and because the high school is very small, I doubt it has as many as your school does. Wow, it sounds like you stay busy! I can definitely understand it when you say you work better when you have a lot going on. I work better under pressure too. Last year, I got about three months worth of schoolwork done in a couple of weeks, because I had to either finish it or pay the $300 teacher extension fees for any class I was behind in.
So, anyway, I also wanted to comment on your post about homosexuality, so here goes:
First of all, I agree with everything you said, and I think it’s great that you’re not afraid to speak out about this. I really like your honesty. I didn’t see the comments you were talking about in the beginning (I’m guessing it was on a GL article?), but I can imagine the criticism. I guess it’s because people are uncomfortable with anything different. My old dance teacher is homosexual (I’m fairly certain, anyway. She never told me, and I never asked), and she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. My parents have always taught me to never judge people, and even though I think everyone does to a certain degree, I feel like I give people a fair chance. I’m sure most of the girls on GL that commented don’t understand homosexuality, but that’s exactly why they shouldn’t post about it. I’ll admit, I don’t have much experience about it either, but, again, that’s why I wouldn’t post opinionated replies about it. And about your second point, where you say that the Bible isn’t against gays... That may be true, but most people don’t realize it. I have a friend who considers herself to be a “good Christian girl,” (to make one point before going on, everyone in my town is Christian. If you’re not, you’re an outsider. My family isn’t religious, and we don’t go to Church. We don’t judge other people based on their religion, and we don’t try to “convert” anyone, but for the most part, when you meet someone new here, their first question is “What church do you go to?” They just assume you’re Christian, and when you say you aren’t, they try to get you to go to their church. Again, I’m not against any religion, but I don’t want people trying to push theirs on me.) Anyway, back to what I was talking about... This girl, who goes to church every Sunday and Wednesday, actually wrote something on her myspace page about how “all gay people should be killed,” (that wasn’t the exact way she wrote it [actually, I think the way she said it was a little worse], but it’s close enough). I was shocked that she thought that way, and to be honest, I’ve kept my distance from her since then. I never said anything to her about it, and I’ve regretted it. I doubt I could ever change her view, but if the topic ever comes up, I’ll definitely try to make her think about it. I guess you can’t really blame her, though, when she was raised by parents who must feel the same way, and in a town so prejudice. I just hope that when (or if, since I seriously doubt that she’ll go) she goes to college, she keeps an open mind and maybe there will be some hope of her changing a bit. And just to show you how our town is, our local newspaper actually made a really insulting mistake with someone’s name recently. The man’s last name was “Gay,” and the newspaper had set their spell checker to automatically change it to “Homosexual.” I just thought that seemed kind of bad... Anyway, that’s basically all I have to say for now. Again, I’m glad you wrote about it, and I hope people see your post.
So, to end this comment on a lighter note, I hope you’re doing well. The weather’s great were I live, so I’m going to go outside for a while. I hope it’s nice where you are too!
I’ll talk to you later!
amanda92992 on 4/9/2009 3:02:39 PM
Hey, love your profile! P!ATD is just, amazing! Ryan Ross is just... pwnsome! <3
dancingstar123 on 4/6/2009 9:21:17 PM
have fun at prom!!
i.love.cobra.starship! on 4/1/2009 3:50:28 PM
that's completely right! don't bother others about it! same deal with abortion...
ktsinger on 3/6/2009 6:18:18 PM
i totally agree with ur homosexuality views, a lot of people seemed very ignorant and uneducated on this issue. i agree with u that it seems silly to assume that gay people fall in love with everybody of their gender and bisexual people fall in love with everybody. not every straight girl falls in love with every guy she sees and vice versa!
i completely agree with u!
ktsinger on 3/1/2009 9:37:21 PM
TO ANYONE WHO READS THIS:
I was very shocked by some of the ignorant comments on the letter regarding homosexuality. I'm not going to mention names, because I don't want to stoop to the level of "she said"s, but as the best friend of a gay guy and a bisexual myself, I feel a compulsion to provide some common sense here.
1) Any sexuality is not a choice or a negative thing in the least. It is not an illness or a problem. It is a genetic variable, like hair color.
2) Contrary to popular belief, the Bible is really not all that against the gays. In fact, half of admonishments towards homosexuality are in Leviticus, which is where most of the crazy things like not eating shellfish and stoning people to death come in. In fact, Newsweek recently had a very informative article about this. Check it out!
3) Not all gay people are stereotypical in the least. My BFFL looks and acts like any straight guy you know. He's in college to become a computer engineer, wears tee-shirts with old jeans and sneakers, doesn't have any sort of lisp, and doesn't really have many feminine tendancies. But he's gay nonetheless. Don't judge a book by its cover.
4) Do not make assumptions about bisexual people even if you think the person is only doing it for attention; sexuality is a very complex thing, and really, judgements about others are bad in general.
5) Sexuality is basically shades of gray. So you're not necessarily bi or lesbian if you have a dream about making out with your friend. You might just be heteroflexible at times.
6) This doesn't exactly fall under the category of homosexuality, but it's a closely related issue. Transgendered people are not denying their true gender or trying to alter nature in any way. These people are born with a psycological gender that does not align with their physical gender. If you were in a boy's body, you'd want out, correct?
7) Gays do not fall in love with every person of the same sex they see. Bisexual people do not fall in love with every person they see. You can have a platonic friendship with a bisexual or a lesbian and not "catch" it, or anything equally absurd.
I think that covers enough for now.
My main point here is common sense and understanding. I hope that is clear.
and we're all too small to talk to god on 2/26/2009 10:47:02 PM
Hey! Thanks for commenting on my profile! Yeah, I completely understand about you not checking your profile! I usually don't forget to check mine, but between high school and college classes, I don't get much time to spend on GL any more. That's so cool that you've been playing the piano for that long! I started learning to play the guitar about four years ago. I think I got my harp about three years ago, and I've only been playing the piano for about six months. I've been trying to learn to play the harp and piano on my own. I'm doing okay on the piano, but I play the harp really badly! Thankfully, I have a great guitar teacher who plays in a couple of touring bands. Have you ever heard of Andy McKee? He's an amazing guitarist! I've been learning to play his song, "Rylynn," on the guitar. Anyway, I don't want to bore you with only my second comment, so on to something else... Well, to tell you a little about myself:
I'm a home schooled student taking classes through a distance-learning school in Vermont.
I have one older sister.
I love to read.
I love music (obviously!). My favorite bands (right now) are Thousand Foot Krutch, Hawk Nelson, and Within Temptation. I also love classical, jazz, and Celtic music such as Emile Pandolfi, Una Hunt, Keiko Matsui, Cruachan, and Celtic Thunder.
I love animals.
I love art and I took private art lessons for several years.
What type of music do you like?
Well, I have to go. Comment back if you get time!
Talk to you later!
amanda92992 on 2/3/2009 3:59:15 PM
Hey!That is cool that you live in Pennsylvania.I have been there.I have been to Allentown and Philadelphia.I live in Alabama.Comment back please!
mellophonerocks4ever13 on 2/3/2009 1:46:29 PM
Hey, I'm sorry. I forgot to check this!!!!
Thank you for reading them...I know they were long! xD
amanda92992-- Dude, the harp and the guitar, too? That's so cool! I've been playing the piano for about 8 or 9 years now.
I'm from Pennsylvania.
I'll comment on your profile, too, so you'll see it. My apologies.
and we're all too small to talk to god on 1/25/2009 9:50:56 AM
hey...i loved ur comments on the obama and election blog...
ktsinger on 11/24/2008 9:32:38 PM
Hey!! I love your profile!!! How long have you been playing the piano? I play the guitar, harp, and piano. I love hedgehogs too! I have a really mean one.... Her name is Tubbles.
Anyway, my name is Amanda; I'm 16 years old and live in northeastern North Carolina. What state do you live in??
Comment back if you get time! I'd love to hear from you!
amanda92992 on 11/24/2008 11:51:37 AM
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