Everyone has different sides to himself or herself, different layers that accumulate into the current personality. What makes me different is the fact that I have been getting to know their names and how they make me me. You'll hear more about them later. There are a few things I believe above all else. One, tragedy is the mother of progress and improvement; and two, death is not tragic. Time of death, circumstance of death, these can be tragic, but death itself is not tragic. One event in particular caused these beliefs to solidify as well as the ensuing year since then. He's alive, but not in the same way. Only one person can still look into his eyes and see that he's there. He keeps me company and follows me around everywhere I go. I spend a lot of time immersing myself in Japanese as best I can. I have a nice handful of Japanese bands that I listen to and love, and as my vocabulary grows I find I can understand more of what I hear. I also watch several things on YouTube, including the hilarious show Utaban. Wonderful stuff. I love to draw and sketch people, whether before me or in my mind. I made a wonderful habit of doing my stalker drawings in high school. But saa, my primary shefak is not here for me to muse over now. Oh, well. I will just draw the flies that I smite against the McDonald's window with a napkin while waiting for someone else to pull into the drive-thru and order something.