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Meebo/IM Us!!!!!!!

HEY GUYS! (and girls) <– I feel obliged to add that in because every time I say that at least one person finds it absolutely CRUCIAL to point out their gender or call me sexist… -.-

So, anyway, the reason I’m posting this up is because I think there isn’t a lot on the blog for you to get to know us by, and I also think you have to go through SO much stuff just to post a comment and it’s extremely frustrating…

What we did: If you look on the sidebar you’ll see that we’ve added a BRAND NEW, SUPER SHINY Meebo widget!! =D

What this means: YOU can talk to US without giving us your IM or any sort of personal details, or have to wade through the Name: (required) and Email: (required) hassles before posting up a comment. The best thing is, it’s totally private and you don’t even have to give your name away. And don’t forget that you can leave us offline messages and we’ll be sure to check them.  =]

We’re hoping to hear from you, so don’t be shy, say hello!!

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Demi Cutting Herself…Again?

Pictures have been surfacing of Demi Lovato, the sixteen-year-old singer and actress currently touring with American Idol 2008 runner-up David Archuleta, showing her with what appear to be wounds on her wrist similar to cutting scars. Is the starlet harming herself?

This isn’t the first time that Lovato has had to fight these rumors. Following her appearance at Miley Cyrus’s birthday party last fall, pictures showed Lovato with red marks on her wrist that made it look as though she had been self-mutilating. A representative for Lovato said, “Demi was wearing gummy bracelets just prior to her appearance on the red carpet and, because of how tight they were, they left indentations on her wrist.”

Just my personal opinion here so correct me if I’m wrong, but if they really were ‘indentations’ from ‘gummy bracelets’ then wouldn’t they go all the way around the wrist? In the pictures below, it’s hard to believe they are marks from super-tight bracelets. And considering it’s happened more than once I’m going to be bold here and put myself with the people who believe she is cutting herself.Oct 15 Mileys b-day party

Like Miley, Demi is a role model to a lot of young fans and if she really is cutting herself (one thing to understand here is that no one really  knows for sure-there are a lot of ifs here) then it’s best for her to get some help. It’s something many teenagers do to release stress and you don’t have to be an emo to be cutting yourself (that’s such a common stereotype). But let’s keep in mind that a starlet like herself is under a lot of pressure and stress. Just because she’s rich and popular does not mean she has no personal problems in her life. Forget her personal life, but just the pressure of being the most popular in the Disney world is enough to cause depression. Let’s not forget that she is human too and people make mistakes and they have different ways of dealing with them and I’m not trying to say it’s okay for people to harm themselves, I’m just saying that if that’s the way Demi decided to deal with her problems then that’s her choice. I think we can all grant her that much freedom and privacy.


Rumour Has It: Some widely believed rumours-BUSTED!

Heard about the one about ATM envelopes poisoned with cyanide? How about the one about the Hawaiian tourists who have taken rocks or sand from the island, and angered the goddess of fire and volcanoes, Pele, and have been followed by bad luck since? Or perhaps you’re more familiar with the one about Donald Duck being banned from Finland because he didn’t wear pants?

Well, two of them are false, and one of them is supposedly true. So here I go busting these urban legends…

The rumour goes something like this; a customer died after licking an envelope at a teller machine to make a deposit, and according to the police, Dr. Elliot at the Women’s College Hospital found traces of cyanide in the lady’s mouth and digestive system. Police traced the poison to the glue on the envelope she deposited that day, and upon further inspection, found six more. The poison was mixed with the glue and was colourless and odourless. They suspected some sicko was targeting a particular bank and had been putting these envelopes beside machines at different locations. It was sent by Kimberly Clarkson from the Crime Unit, Department for Public Health. It even gave a number-416 563 9905.
This warning begin circulating on the internet in 1999 (and I thought chain-mails were the invention of some new generation nincompoop…turns out not, maybe like it’s an old family tradition or something?). There was no such death and there were definitely no such envelopes. When asked about the emailed warning, Women’s Health and Sciences Centre said it is not connected with the note, and they don’t even have a Dr. Elliot on their staff. And that’s not all, Kathleen Harte, manager of communications for Toronto Public Health claimed that, ” It’s a hoax. We have no such person on staff. The Public Health Department doesn’t have a crime unit. There is no death to our knowledge that occurred. If somebody had died of cyanide poisoning we would have heard about this.” Well, all I have to say to that is, if you’re going to make up a scarelore, at least do some research first!

This one, is said to be true. It’s a Hawaiian legend-anyone that removes a piece of rock from the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park will incur the wrath of the Goddess Pele. Terrible curses will follow those that do prompting them to soon abandon the rock(s) in the interest of self preservation.

Now, although I am slightly skeptical of this, I certainly do find it very interesting. Can a souvenir, pocketed with no immoral intention result in a horrible series of unforgiving tragedies? Well, thousands have come  to believe that yes, they can.

Why it all happens? Well, legends say that Pele, the Goddess of fire and volcanoes is angered when the rocks (which she sees as her children) are taken from her that she puts a terrible curse on the thief, as a way to get even. She is especially protective of volcanic rock and sand, two of the items tourists thoughtlessly purloin as a token of their holiday.

To prove that I’m not just spinning this out of thin air for my amusement, I have proof from a reliable source (snopes.com) about this. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and numerous other hotels are flooded with packages containing sand, shells and rocks from guilt-ridden vacationers who attempt at breaking the sudden downpour of bad luck and disasters that have ensued them. Some of these packages are accompanied by notes begging for forgiveness and mercy of the goddess as such;

Please take this sand and put it back somewhere on you island. I have had very bad luck since it came into my life and I am very sorry I took it. Please forgive me and I pray that once I send it back where it comes from, my bad luck will go away.

Please return to soil. I have been having bad luck.

Ever since we have taken items, we have had nothing but bad luck and medical problems. We apologize for taking items, so we are returning them to Hawaii.

We placed the rock last fall on a cast iron chair in our garden, this spring the chair’s leg had fallen off. This is the least of the problems we have had since we have taken the rock.

Pele’s professed jinx is not of the mild kind either. Those allegedly afflicted by it have had grievous things occur; pets have died, jobs have been lost, houses burnt down, sudden deaths and illnesses striking loved ones, marriages broken…scary huh?
What comes to mind after researching and writing up this report? Unfortunate things happening right after you pick up a rock from a Hawaiian volcano-sheer co-incidence topped by desperate and superstitious attempts at trying to turn their ‘bad luck’ around or Goddess Pele’s jinx? Personally, I’m not so sure that I’m one of the thousands who believe this curse to be real.

Donald Duck was once banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. And also because he cavorted with an unmarried female duck. That’s one we frivolously love to believe. And I hate to break it to you, but it’s nothing more than a speculation-and it gets slightly political, too as I discovered.
This myth begins in 1977, when Helsinki found itself in a bit of a financial tight spot. This lead to Mr Markku Holopainen, a local Liberal Party rep, proposing a meeting of the board of youth affairs. There, he suggested they stop purchasing Donald Duck comics for youth centres. A year later, while Holopainen was in the midst of an election campaign for a seat in the Finnish parliament, information was leaked to the press that he was responsible for the ‘ban of Donald Duck from Helsinki’ (now I wonder who told…). The chairman of the board failed to defend Holopainen (not surprised-he was a candidate himself). Holopainen made a futile attempt at explaining that the decision to discontinue the purchase of the comics was solely due to monetary reasons and was made concordantly. Holopainen failed to convince the press and lost the election to the board chairman (hmmm…see what I mean about it being just a teensy bit political?).
When a similar incident had taken place in the town of Kemi, Finland, the international press had mirthfully exaggerated the story with headlines such as, ‘Finland bans Donald’ and ‘Donald Vanishes from Libraries,’ reporting that Donald was expelled due to concerns over his lack of pants (it’s funny, really, what the media assumes and what we are prepared to believe) and questions about his marital status (he’s a duck for Gods’ sake, not to mention a cartoon!). As the foreign news filtered to Finland, the local tabloids didn’t attempt to verify the story-instead they just ran articles on the reaction it was receiving abroad. ‘Donald Not Married; Politicians Outraged!’ and ‘Donald, Where Are Your Trousers’ were also among the headlines in papers overseas, Finns were told.
But the hullabaloo was gone as instantly as it came. Disney cartoons became more popular on Finnish television, leading the more cynical to wonder if this had been a publicity stunt by Disney. If it was, you have to give it to them, it was pretty guileful and quirky.
The whole no pants business turned out rather political and unethical than you would assume.

Tell us what you think about these legends and rumours. Have you heard of the cyanide envelopes? Do you believe in the curse of Hawaiian Goddess Pele? What about Donald Duck? 😀 So feel free to drop a comment on this because we’d love to hear some different opinions on this topic. Urban legends, myths and rumours-there’s some pretty interesting stuff that you can uncover if you just do a little bit of research. And if you’ve heard a few other rumours you’re wondering about, feel free to let me know and I’ll try to dig it up!!


Ideas Ideas Ideas!

Hey guys,

we have a problem! We’re out of ideas on how to improve the blog, and considering it’s you guys who read it, we’d like some advice on how to improve it from YOU! What would you like us to put on that we havent already, what we can add or replace, some of the cool stuff we should continue with, what needs more improvement…you catch the drift. We dedicate a lot of time and effort into the blog (even though it may not seem as though we do, but hey, we’re a couple of 15-year-olds, with tons of homework) and the blog is still in its initial stages. And while I’m at it I might as well add; people open up, put on your own embarrassing story in the Embarrassing Stories Page! They can’t be that bad, right? So bear in mind that it can be ANYTHING that you want to read about, more Disney stuff, something cool new or crazy, anything at all! So PLEASE help us out, give us some ideas on what you like, coz we’d really appreciate that!

DON’T BE SHY! Drop us a comment with some much needed advice or share a moment with us that you are likely never to forget! 😀 (I’m looking forward to those… 😉 )

btw this post will be up top for a bit so scroll down for the latest post!


Star Guest – The Joker

I know we said that the next star guest is going to be Sweeney Todd…but change of plans, it’s going to be the ruthless and criminal mastermind, Joker.

This is our guest joker who was played by Heath Ledger in the Dark Knight.

Did you guys also know (this is a completely random fact) that in the Batman movies, in the past, the actors who played Batman always died. That’s why there’s so many Batman movies around. Thankfully, the Joker’s nemesis in the Dark Knight did not meet that horrible destiny. Instead, Heath Ledger, the actor who played Joker, died of a drug overdose after the Dark Knight. Now, how creepy is that bit of info…so people, if ever you get a role in the Batman movies, take care, because you never know what’s around the corner…

Creepy facts aside, it is said and finalized that our next guest star is THE JOKER!!! how awesome is that! So if you want to know cool facts, bizzarre events and many other out of the world ideas, come check STAR GUEST in our blog, the Joker will be waiting for you…

                                  Au Revoir…and take care Hurry Upjokx, the Joker won’t get you that scared! 


Hey!!!

ok so the blog is still under construction, so sorry about it being like blank but we’re working on it so PLEASE PLEASE check back and we promise there’s gonna be some awesome stuff on here, like competitions, polls (i don’t know where the one i made is :o), funny videos, jokes-that actually make you laugh, funny embarrassing stories of people we know, and general, random but cool stuff you can’t miss!! so keep checking back, and between tons of homework and other boring, mundane stuff we’re gonna keep updating it and in a matter of days this blog will be sparkling and glittering and totally AWESOME!

Any comments are welcome as you may already know, so if you have a question, suggestion or are just bored drop a comment and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!!



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