The name is Samantha. Many people call me "Sam;" especially close friends use my surname to avoid confusion, lol. Anyway, this is my predominantly friends-only LiveJournal.
New Yorker - born and raised in Queens, currently living in Manhattan to attend college at New York University, where I am enrolled in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. My future is very much undecided, but that doesn't mean I lack direction or motivation. I am of mixed heritage - half Mexican (father's side), a quarter Russian, and a quarter Austrian (mother's side). I do not appreciate your racist remarks, so keep them to yourself and no one gets hurt. ^_^
Open-minded. Dedicated sometimes to the point of tenacity. Perfectionist. Brutally honest. Friendly. Approachable. Sense of humor, but knows when to be serious. Will see through your facade. Busy. Two sides of the same coin - can be shy and quiet, or loud and boisterous, depending on how you catch me. Short, but can rock out with the best of them. Fiercely loyal to friends and family. Geek. Easily amused. Etc.
Fluent in English, currently studying 日本語. Have studied, and can understand, a bit of Deutsch and 中文 (hoping to continue my studies) - have also studied español, but cannot understand it for my life and have no confidence in it whatsoever. XD
Ongaku to wa... Music is one of the biggest - if not the biggest - parts of my life. More than anything else, it shapes who I am and who I have become.
It always kills me to pick favorites, but the artists who have had the greatest influence on my life as it stands now are Közi, Dir en grey, and The Candy Spooky Theater. I can't say for sure where I would be without their music, but it would certainly not be where I am today. Out of these three, I have seen Dir en grey and The Candy Spooky Theater live (multiple times) - some of the best, most powerful lives I have ever experienced. It is my ultimate dream to see Közi live one day, and I fully intend to make it a reality. I love nothing more than returning their energy and love tenfold.
I do listen to a lot of Japanese music, but I do not just limit myself to J-rock. I am first and foremost a metal fan, and also favor industrial, techno, old-school punk, classic rock, alternative, goth, new wave, darkwave, even some pop and old-school rap. My musical tastes are very diverse, and I will listen to just about anything once.
LOYAL. Yes, I am a very big fan of Criss Angel, and have been a proud Loyal since 2002. Believe it or not, he has been around longer than his A&E series, and I take pride in having supported his unique art for almost five years.
Much of my time is spent moderating both the official crissangel.com message board and the message board over at the official Criss Angel fan club. I also handle administrative duties at Criss Angel's Loyals (formerly the street team - yes, there was a time when we had to do the grassroots thing, lol!) - so if it takes me a while to respond to you online, it's probably because I'm doing work over there. XD But seriously, I love what I do and am endlessly grateful for the opportunities I have had. LOYAL PRIDE: 2002 ~ on...
★ December '02 - Criss Angel: Mindfreak (live show) The World Underground Theater, NYC, New York
★ September '04 - Criss Angel (meet and greet appearance) Tannen's Magic Shop, NYC, New York
★ July '05 - Criss Angel (meet and greet appearance) Grand Central Station, NYC, New York
★ July '05 - Criss Angel: Oasis (demonstration) Bryant Park, NYC, New York
♪ August '05 - System of a Down (with The Mars Volta, Bad Acid Trip) Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey REPORT COMING SOON!
★ December '05 - Criss Angel (Mindfreak season 1 DVD signing) Border's, NYC, New York
★ July - Criss Angel (meet and greet appearance) Harley-Davidson, Nassau County, New York REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ September 2 - Dir en grey (Family Values Tour) Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, New York REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ September 15 - Dir en grey (Family Values Tour) Tweeter Center, Camden, New Jersey REPORT COMING SOON!
★ December 28 - Criss Angel (Mindfreak season 2 DVD signing) Border's @ Penn Station, NYC, New York → REPORT
♪ February 2 - Dir en grey (Tour07 Inward Scream) House of Blues, Orlando, Florida → REPORT
♪ February 10 - Dir en grey (Tour07 Inward Scream) Nokia Theatre, NYC, New York
♪ March 10 - BLOOD (Tour Darkest Labyrinth vol. 1) The Knitting Factory, NYC, New York REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ April 6 - Lacuna Coil (with Stone Sour, Shadows Fall) Roseland Ballroom, NYC, New York → REPORT
♪ May 20 - The Candy Spooky Theater (showcase tour) The Middle East, Cambridge, Massachusetts → REPORT
♪ May 21 - The Candy Spooky Theater (showcase tour) The Knitting Factory, NYC, New York → REPORT
♪ May 22 - The Candy Spooky Theater (showcase tour) Sidebar Tavern, Baltimore, Maryland → REPORT
♪ June 8 - Dir en grey (with the Deftones) Roseland Ballroom, NYC, New York REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ June 9 - Dir en grey (with the Deftones) Roseland Ballroom, NYC, New York REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ July 6-8 - 12012 (AnimeNEXT) Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, New Jersey REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ September 7 - Within Temptation Irving Plaza, NYC, New York REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ September 9 - UneXpecT (with Epica) Highline Ballroom, NYC, New York REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ September 30 - UneXpecT (with Sonata Artica) B.B. King Blues Club, NYC, NY REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ November 8 - UneXpecT (with Enslaved) B.B. King Blues Club, NYC, NY REPORT COMING SOON!
♪ November 9-11 - The Candy Spooky Theater (Pacific Media Expo) LAX Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
♪ December 9 - ∀NTI FEMINISM X Hagakure Studio B, Brooklyn, NY
♪ January 20 - UneXpecT (with Trail of Tears) B.B. King Blues Club, NYC, NY
♪ March 15 - D'espairsRay (Taste of Chaos) Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ UPCOMING
♪ March 20 - D'espairsRay (Taste of Chaos) Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY UPCOMING
♪ March 30 - UneXpecT (with Nile) B.B. King Blues Club, NYC, NY UPCOMING
♪ May 1 - Ministry Irving Plaza, NYC, NY
♪ May 2 - Ministry Irving Plaza, NYC, NY
♪ May 11 - Arch Enemy Irving Plaza, NYC, NY
♪ May 14 - Serj Tankian Terminal 5, NYC, NY
♪ June 4 - HORSE the Band Blender Theater at Gramercy, NYC, NY
♪ June 12 - Hanzel und Gretyl Rebel, NYC, NY
♪ June 28 - UneXpecT Station 4, St. Paul, MN
~Zull (Monaural Curve, ex.The Candy Spooky Theater, Nookicky, ART MARJU DUCHAIN)
12012. 176BIZ. AC/DC. Adam and the Ants. Alice Cooper. Amaran. Amen. An Cafe. The Animals. Anthrax. ∀NTI FEMINISM. Arch Enemy. Atari Teenage Riot. The B-52s. Bauhaus. Between the Buried and Me. Bile. Black Sabbath. Blondie. BLOOD. Bury Your Dead. Caliban. The Candy Spooky Theater. Cirque du Soleil. The Clash. Collide. Cradle of Filth. Criss Angel. The Cure. Depeche Mode. D'espairsRay. Devo. Dimmu Borgir. Dir en grey. The Doors. Einsturzende Neubauten. Eve of Destiny. Fischerspooner. The Gathering. Guniw Tools. Hanzel und Gretyl. Horse the Band. Iron Maiden. Judas Priest. Kagerou. KMFDM. The Knack. Közi. Kraftwerk. Lacuna Coil. Lamb of God. Lard. Leaves' Eyes. Malice Mizer. The Mars Volta. Megadeth. Melt-Banana. Meshuggah. Mindless Self Indulgence. Ministry. The Misfits. Moi dix Mois. Moonspell. Morrissey. Motorhead. Murderdolls. Napalm Death. Nevermore. Nightwish. nine inch nails. Opeth. Ozzy Osbourne. Paradise Lost. Phantasmagoria. Pink Floyd. Primus. The Prodigy. Queen. Rammstein. Ramones. Rob/White Zombie. Sadie. Satyricon. Sex Pistols. Shilfee and Tulipcorobockles. Sisters of Mercy. Skinny Puppy. Slayer. The Smiths. Sparks. Suicide Ali. System of a Down. Tool. Type O Negative. UneXpecT. Walls of Jericho. Within Temptation.
Alien. Audition. Battle Royale. Carrie. Children of the Corn. The Crow. The Devil's Backbone. Dracula. Edward Scissorhands. The Exorcist. The Fly. Ginger Snaps. Heathers. Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Ju-On. Monty Python and the Holy Grail/Life of Brian/Meaning of Life. Napoleon Dynamite. Night of the Living Dead. Nightmare Before Christmas. Nightmare on Elm Street. Nosferatu. Office Space. Pulse/Kairo. Ringu/The Ring. Run Lola Run. Shaun of the Dead. Spaceballs. Suicide Club. Suspiria. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. This Is Spinal Tap.
The Alternative. The Andy Milonakis Show. Animaniacs. Beavis and Butthead. Blackadder. Cops. Daria. Dark Angel. Family Guy. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Greg the Bunny. Headbanger's Ball. House. Jackass. The Man Show. Monty Python's Flying Circus. Pinky and the Brain. Reno 911. South Park. Uranium. Whose Line Is It Anyway? Wildboyz. Anything on VH1 ((Best Week Ever, I Love the 70s/80s/90s, Web Junk 20, etc). Some anime, if that counts (Cowboy Bebop, Yuyu Hakusho, Slayers).
Yes, I do like my alphabetical order. XD
JOIN OR DIE madfamily
Dedicated to ∀NTI FEMINISM and all things Kenzi
My MySpace - Yes, I do use MySpace, and am rather active over there (primarily for Loyal business and keeping up with my non-LJ friends). Feel free to add me as a friend - generally, I will accept any and all requests, as you can probably tell. XD In fact, the quickest and easiest way to get in touch with me is probably by sending me a message via MySpace, so don't be a stranger. ^_^
My Yaplog - My Japanese blog... pretty much just use it to practice Japanese, not updated terribly frequently, but if you've got one as well, feel free to send a Yapme! request, lol.
Criss Angel's Loyals - A Yahoo! group for Criss-related discussion and updates. Oldest one in existence, with over 900 members!
The Candy Spooky Theater
Dir en grey
~CREDITS AND SOURCES~
The Candy Spooky Theater layout courtesy of da_les (created by eye_horus); Közi mood theme courtesy of thestrangedolls. Userinfo features Közi and TCST; "Curious Nuance" and "PROMENADE" lyrics copyright to the former, "A Clockwork World" lyrics copyright to the latter. jack Spooky photograph copyright to Alwin. Profile code courtesy of reversescollide. みんなありがとう！