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In the end, I will remain [Jan. 26th, 2013|12:56 pm]
Monocromatico, the Original One
Since I access internerds almost only from work, and they block LJ there (God knows why), it's been several months since I last logged in. And now, as always, I remember how irritating it was when I came back to LJ with an invitation from mountain_hiker and found out that my former user name was taken by a girl and that I couldn't use my old password because of mandatory numbers+letters.

:^P
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Christmas [Dec. 24th, 2011|09:22 pm]
Monocromatico, the Original One
[mood |stressedstressed]

I guess I will need some booze tonight.

Regardless, have a good night everyone.
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(no subject) [Sep. 16th, 2011|06:29 pm]
Monocromatico, the Original One
[mood |excitedexcited]

Hello fellow organisms how aer yuo

I spent the last two weeks negotiating the rent of a 2 pavement house for me and Gisele. I did rent it for 3 years, and I am starting to move my stuff. It's not far from my parents home, so they can be of help in any emergency, but it is far enough to keep them from interfering too much in our private life. Gisele's family is quite big, and two aunts have already provided the bed and oven, and who knows what will come next! (my gramma wants to buy me a refrigerator... she had better buy it quick :^P)

Gisele and I are together for 6 years and it is about time we marry. Having our own place was the step we were needing to take before the altar. The job I got last month in the Botanical Garden boosted our budget, and came just in time.

Also, and by the way, I was approved in a public examination for a public job as "project analyst" in a governmental organ, which will pay me over 6 times more than my current earnings, and the job is something that has been growing in me, thanks to my experience writing and evaluating projects both for the Museum (where I worked) and my dad's business. They might call me any time in the next months, meanwhile I have this job at Botanical Garden granted for 3 years, if I need it. Also, I am being invited to make lectures about games and botany-related themes a lot (I have two scheduled next month), which I find amusing.

Everything seems to be working in my life like an orchestra. I have to make sure I don't mess it up.
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Homosexual rights. [May. 5th, 2011|07:31 pm]
Monocromatico, the Original One
[mood |excitedexcited]

Brazil is a few hours away from legally recognizing the civil union between people of the same sex. The Supreme Court is voting right now.
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Obama [Mar. 16th, 2011|12:12 pm]
Monocromatico, the Original One
[mood |Political]

Obama is coming to Rio. He is going to make a public speech here next sunday. I wish I could attend.
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Insects [Jan. 30th, 2011|11:29 pm]
Monocromatico, the Original One
[mood |irritatedirritated]

I was stung by a bigass hornet last night and my left hand is swolen like a boxing glove. Looks like I'll take my next breakfast in a hospital :^P
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I know I'm not invading Poland :^P [Jan. 23rd, 2011|06:09 pm]
Monocromatico, the Original One
[mood |sillysilly]

Reposting from silenzii:

The world's coolest nationalities: Where do you rank?


1. Brazilians

"Without Brazilians we wouldn't have samba and Rio carnival; we wouldn't have the soccer beauty of Pele and Ronaldo; we wouldn't have the minuscule swimwear and toned bodies of Copacabana beach; and we wouldn't have certain eye-watering procedures performed with wax.

Unless they're using their sexy, laid-back, party-loving reputation as a cover for exterminating dolphins or invading Poland, then we have no choice but to name Brazilians as the coolest people on the planet.

So, if you're Brazilian and reading this, congratulations -- although, since you're sitting at a computer instead of showing off your six-pack on the shoreline, you probably aren't that cool yourself.

Icon of cool: Seu Jorge. The favela-raised performer's soulful Portuguese-language Bowie covers make you wish Ziggy Stardust was from Brazil, not space.

Not so cool: Mmmmm, Brazilian meat and cocoa -- so delicious, but farming's destruction of vast tracts of rainforest leaves a bitter aftertaste.

CNN
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Broken wear [Jan. 19th, 2011|11:40 am]
Monocromatico, the Original One
[mood |amusedamused]

Broken wear is the next thing.



Nice train.
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Manass Fashion [Dec. 3rd, 2010|01:20 pm]
Monocromatico, the Original One
[mood |amusedamused]

The world's quality fashion
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Retro gaming [Nov. 10th, 2010|11:19 pm]
Monocromatico, the Original One
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]

hello how are you. This is coming out of my mind as I write, and may not make much sense.

Next weekend I'm attending to a con.. a reunion... I don't know how you call these thematic meetings for nerdy people. Whatever, I'm not only going to attend, but I'm also helping with setting things up with other two friends. It is a Mega Drive oriented reunion, where we will play, talk about it, exchange MD items and cartridges, draw games and a fully working MD, and even a quiz show, which we will film, edit, and put on Youtube. I calculate something around 40 to 50 people there each day, mostly from São Paulo (where it will be held) and surroundings, but from several parts of the country too, as distant as if people from Houston, Michigan and Los Angeles were to fly to gather in Seattle. Just for fun!

I was invited for a lecture about structure of game narratives in this event, as it would take place along with some academic stuff in a college, but they cancelled it, and our convention will be independent (but I won't be able to do my presentation :^P).

Gaming is still viewed as a waste of time, a thing for kids only, at least in Brazil. If you state you love to play video games, people will think you are retarded or something. Games are not acceped as part of a mainstream urban culture - it is marginalized downright to the point where network play in LAN houses is a synonym to loafing and cyber crimes, and parents forbid their kids to go to such places. Parents that never played games enough (or at all) to understand how important and significant they are for psychic development, and will either demonize them, or use them to keep their kids under control with little parental effort and no criteria, and blame the games when their kids go apeshit. But I can't blame them, ignorance isn't a sin.

These people going to São Paulo are about my age, around 30 years old, many of the younger. Sad thing is that most of the aforementioned parents, who have kids that may be reaching 10 years old now, are around my age too. Makes me sad to see how many of them have let the magic vanish by embracing a life where games are only for kids or losers. I feel pity for them. Actually, I feel the same for every adult that can't feel anything about their old toys, and let shit like socially accepted behavioral patterns and thoughts and clothes and jobs and what people think about things that shouldn't be of their concern take over their minds in a way they lose the capacity to understand how a child feels when they play some random Mario game. I'm using video games just as a familiar example, but you can see it happening to board games, sports, music, dreams, food. People let their lives lose its original colors over stuff that shouldn't be so important. I see parents that don't interact with their kids because they are incapable of being a big kid. I'm 31, and when I talk to my neighbor's daughter, who's 3, I remember, or try to remember what I was like in thoughts, feelings and needs when I was her age (and I do! My brain is filled with my early life's memories as clear as if it happened last month), so I can take part on her games and fantasies. And when I do, I feel like I'm back from this boring life and I'm my true self again.
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