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Birds, Snails, and Pretty Colours

O-New is a blog, so I’m going to do blog-like things on it today. This includes things like posting low-quality videos nobody wants to see and images of ~daily life~ because apparently bloggers do that.

In other words, pictures of birds, snails, and pretty colours.

A macro picture of a burning candle.

Look on»

Le Pianiste Virtuose en 60 Exercices, Nos. 1 – 20

It’s Musical Monday, and perhaps just playing Czerny all the time has gotten a little boring for you guys. But don’t sweat, because I’ve got something much more exciting prepared, just for you: Hanon exercises, instead!

Charles-Louis Hanon’s Le Pianiste Virtuose en 60 Exercices (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercise) is an (in)famous collection of (you guessed it) 60 piano exercises, meant for developing finger and wrist strength, agility, endurance, flexbility, suppleness, you name it. Ask any piano teacher or pianist what the most useful book of exercises are for the piano, and half will probably name Hanon’s. Ask the ones that don’t what the most harmful book of exercises are for the piano, and chances are, they’ll probably all name Hanon’s.

But: you must have at least a year of keyboarding experience before starting Hanon practice. Starting it too early will a) dumb down your musical sense b) force you into amateurish hand postures and c) be impossible to play. If you’re here and want to learn how to play piano, Lypur’s ‘Learn How to Play Piano’ playlist is the perfect tutorial for you! Well, maybe it’s not perfect, and maybe it’s not for you, but do give it a shot. (Look, he’s even made a video about the Virtuoso Pianist and Erster Wiener Lehrmeister im Pianofortespiel!)

Like it or hate it, every pianist has encountered Hanon’s exercises sometime in their lifetime. Thus, in this series of posts, I’ll be venturing to play them all. Like a Pokémon master but without the Poké, without the mon, without the mast, and without the er.

Pokémast moner»

O-New: Weekend Review

July is just around the corner. No, I don’t mean ‘in a week’ or ‘in two days’, I mean in approximately one hour it will be July in London. And now that’s a problem for us here at O-New because things happen on July, including Canada Day, Flare’s Birthday, and a whole host of other things which rhyme with Day including Olé, Nikkei, Essay, and Weigh. Yes, those four items do add up to O-NEW which is the topic of our discussion today: another weekend review.

Review on, i.e. view again»

Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius and Science World’s Redesign (x-post Frivolous Verbosities)

This is from Frivolous Verbosities. If you like it, go there for more of my weird stuff!

Today I went to the Da Vinci: The Genius exhibition at the Telus World of Science, brought there by Grande Exhibitions, an exhibition company that travels worldwide.

There I was not only amazed at Leonardo’s genius and the incredible creation of his designs and blueprints. I was also amazed by the tremendous amount of work done to Science World.


Seeing Seattle’s Seas

In a pitiful attempt to introduce new scheduled posts à la Musical Mondays, it’s time to pitifully attempt to schedule new introduction posts with a new tag: Vendredis de Vacances! Which means ‘Fridays of Vacation’ in French, which I had to make in french to keep its alliterative qualities, for no weekday begins with a ‘V’. Anyhow, these posts will have me talk about my ~marvelous adventures~ in being an overbearing first-world snob and wasting money on frivolous tours.

So. Yep. Seattle. Again.

It’s a vacation post. Expect pretty pictures. Prepare for letdown. (HINT: The link in the above paragraph actually contains PRETTY PICTURES!!) Death of my life, it’s my character to only take ugly pictures

watashi no kyarutaipu wa terrible da»

May the Fourth Be With You

Yes, I know. The pun doesn’t even make sense, because y’know, it’s actually May 6th right now and I’m lying to you guys about this post date. But guess what, O-New TRANSCENDS time and space, and I can post bad puns ANYWHERE, ANYTIME I want to. DEAL WITH IT

In this post which is not about anime nor manga and is instead about the life of the most boring person to ever walk the earth, I will talk about:

  1. May the Fourth
  2. How I’ve Only Watched the First Episode of Star Wars
  3. Dropbox Contests
  4. Cinco de Mayo
  5. Birthday Presents
  6. How I’m Not a Nerd Because I Don’t Play Video Games
  7. How I Learned to Love the Aniblog Tourney
  8. Flower Pictures
  9. Your Face
  10. Outdoor Track Meets
  11. Your Mother’s Face

Rest assured, I will touch upon every single one of those topics, and in that order!!

Yes, I will also touch your mother’s face»

Observing a Nostalgic Elegy for Winter

Walking to school at dawn of Winter day,
The bright pale sun gives frozen hands no aid,
Hands in my pockets, keeping cold at bay,
The green grass lays covered by the white snow’s shade.

Rubbing my eye, the sky lets out a sigh,
For one can’t see if one’s completely blind.
That’s who I was, a dense and shallow guy.
Not learning true knowledge; just the tasks assigned.

Walking back home while underneath Spring rains,
A burst, a pang; in pain’s my heart and brain.
When suddenly words appear in a quatrain,
Not one, not two, but five! With its refrain:

What use is this, the constant homework’s grind?
The endless waiting ’till the end, July?
Using this time, to keep students confined?
The leaves fall down swiftly from an Autumn sky.

Yet, nothing can be done, to great dismay,
It fell upon me; a fiery grenade:
Go with the flow, and you won’t move astray,
A final conclusion, and my mind was made.

And now, only this poem still remains…

2012 Winter Anime First Impressions Part One

Oh, hey. Welcome to February. Note that the first anime of this season aired nearly a month ago (Natsume, on January 3rd). Back in my day, they called me the lATEM@STER. Because I write posts. That are late. Hahaha. That’s not even a pun what am I typing

Here, read my season previews. They’re decent. And by decent I mean they’re not horrible. That is to say, they’re merely bad and/or mediocre. Just read those god-damned posts and come back here and read this god-damned post and like, just, damn yourself, god

Before anyone accuses me of espousing anime as an entertaining, interesting, and fun medium of communication, let me disclaim myself with a disclaimer that I believe fully fits the mood of this post.

[Disclaimer: ANIME SUCKS]

I wear anime sucks in my anime shoes»

Snow-New Picture Dump

As some of you may know, it recently snowed in Vancouver.

GET IT?! O-New, Snow-New? O-New stands for ‘ostriches never eat wheat’, while Snow-New stands for ‘snow never occurs when north Europe waits’. That doesn’t have much to do with this picture dump, but oh well.

sorry, north oceania was not endangering wildcats»

Vacation Tags: A Call for Help

Why the title?

This post is about two things – my recent vacation, and tags on this blog. Having my vacation just on its own would be boring (which fits in with the theme of the blog, but I’m being rebellious today), and I just can’t think of names for these tags, so it makes sense to smush the two things together into one post, which is actually two posts because my vacation doesn’t have anything to do with tags. Being also in a hurry (as I always am), I couldn’t come up with a witty title, and so just smushed the two things together à la Mushyrulez into ‘Vacation Tags’.

However, most of the people who read this blog don’t actually read posts on this blog, and they’d doubly not read a post titled ‘Vacation Tags’. Thus, by adding ‘A Call for Help’ with a fancy colon, not only have I raised my post up to professional quality standards (as you may know, all professional essays have colons, all coloned essays are professional, and all Colonel Essays does is eat chicken wings all day long), but I have attracted your attention, for this post is really a call for help.



The Rise of Fall

Alternative Title: The Fall of Summer
(I’ll probably use that next year)

Talk about oxymorons!

I spent half an hour searching for two good pictures related to Fall. It’s interesting, people who draw people and faces well generally don’t care about the background, and people who draw backgrounds well generally aren’t that good at drawing faces.

(Pictures are linked to Safebooru, click for source; photos are resized to 1020 or 768px, click for full size if available)

Autumn is for Englishmen»

09/09/11 – Two Years of Domain Hogging

(Alternative Titles: 09/09/11 – What a Misleading Title; 09/09/11 – The Anniversary of a Horrible Event; 09/09/11 – Cirno Just Got Bomb’d; 09/09/11 – I am Tasteless, Please Don’t Kill Me)

Sigh, I was going to rewrite the first year anniversary post (it should be down there on the trackbacks thing), but after realizing I have nothing to say, just made it a two-line derp. Derp derp. Here’s me celebrating the second year that we have hogged this domain, to the chagrin of Onew Design fans across the globe.

So here’s an image for those Onew fans (who actually don’t come to this blog, the majority of my readers come searching for pedobear) out there from Always SHINee:

What do Onew and Pedobear have in common?»

Back from Vacation

Yep, 17 days of vacation over from a visit to Historich. I’ll be breaking the post into two main parts, one of (gasp) the first half of my vacation and the second of (gasp) the second half of my vacation, since one post would be too image-heavy and I WANT TO UPLOAD ALL OF THESE IMAGES (really, both posts are more picture dumps than actual posts)! Unfortunately, I forgot which half came first, as I’m writing this post AT SEPTEMBER 5TH, A DAY BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS. I don’t even REMEMBER what I did because I LOST THE DOUBLE-SIDED SHEET OF PAPER I TOOK ALL MY NOTES ON :|

Wait, back up a bit.



Project [Completed]


A bunch of things are happening today, actually.

For one, my (cough one day cough THREE MONTH LONG) project’s finished.

Doesn’t it look pretty?»

Why Expletives Exist

Expletives (read: “bad” words, “swear” words, or “****”), along with euphemisms, insults, and discrimatory/racist/negative-in-general words, are some of the handiest words that exist.

They save time, in fact. When you wake up in the morning to get up for school/work/college (which is school, I suppose)/university (which is also school, I also suppose)/whatever and you have to catch the bus or go on a drive or walk several thousand miles or whatever, you usually wake up “really/)@/^v^\/\/early” (e.g. 7:00 – 7:30 local time or whatever). So you set an alarm on your clock/watch/cell phone/laptop/whatever and fall asleep and dream of Boogalooland or whatever and the alarm rings.


And you’re like, “$#1’|’!” or whatever, but then you realize that you have a few spare minutes and you fall asleep again, where you wake up again and realize you’re late, which cues “$#1’|’!” again.

Now, when you say sh*t, you are not talking about what “sh*t” represents (organism doots).

What you mean is “I feel greatly unhappyified by this most recent development that occurred in my life most recently, and thus this woeful unhappyificating unprecedented serious affair creates such mental anguish for me that I shall spontaneously generate large quantities of tears that I shall very nearly suffocate in, but will not actually suffocate in and survive, then die from dehydration, and so I must say sh*t”.


Although you may not want to say “If Gub Tummered Toim Elmer At Woos Axmaph Empty Is Glickot Tisven-Sib When Asia S*xually-Transmitted Disease Fudda Simsz”, so you can abbreviate that to “sh*t”.


nd so “sh*t” was born, or at least in my completely fictional tale.

The other use for expletives is as an insult. There’s something subconsciously appealing about the taboo element of most expletives, which is why we tend to go with “You little sh*t” over “You little pile of mouse droppings arranged in a ice cream swirl pattern shape thing that looks unrealistically brown”.

—Note: Houraiguy lost interest at the point of >>>>>. Thus this post is lame. :/ I think I have to do my posts in one sitting for the needed motivation. Also, that coincidencially looks like a Solid Snake beard in the first pic. That was unintentional.

Swimming Picture Dump 5

IT’S A BIRD! IT’S A PLANE! no wait its just a person jumping

Fat kid in lane 2 WHICH IS REALLY Cirno in realistic human form with gender change


I used to have those pink goggles. Then they broke.

HA my armspan is longer than my height, take that physics!


Moar fly. no clue why they called it that though

why doesnt the metal on the blocks rust?

That’s the div 4 kigoo provincial team.

:) Awesome vandalism

Swimming Picture Dump 4

Peek-a-boo! No, jk. He’s anti-social.

Us Kigoos are pro’s at skipping. Also, notice how we’re all wearing crocs.

Epic dive

Blastoise! I choose you!

Tired person after race.

We’re all running off to do cheers.


Dum dum dum dum.

There tends to be a lot of waiting in between races, some parents make their kids to Kumon

Concentration is key in a race

Swimming Picture Dump 3

FLIP Turn.

Moar intense breastroking.

Typical warm-up, just dives and turns

Random photo, don’t ask

Get ready

for a  relay takeover

Now jump!

And dive!

While getting into a streamline

He’s got muscles, man.

Swimming Picture Dump 2

I pushed my friend into the water, ironically, it said “Instant Swimmer, just add water” on the back of his shirt.

Intense concentration before races, in other words, lying around and annoying other swimmers

Epic breastroking

The guy in lane 4 [Red and Blue swim suit] has the best dive overall. Also, a timer appears to be drinking coffee on the sidelines.

Me and my friend started drawing mascots for all of the team, that was our mascot.

Some of us just don’t like pictures of them

Hi mom, I see you on the bleachers watching my race!

McDonalds? Tsk, tsk.

Asian pose with a random swimmer sticking out his tongue in the middle

Team logo

Swimming Picture Dump 1

Alright, picture dump! There are 50 photo’s in total, each post will have 10 of them. The pictures where you can see people’s faces clearly may be removed in the future depending on certain individual’s preferences. Anyways, enjoy!


Originally, when we arrived at our hotel for Provincials, “Kigoos” wasn’t on the board. What did we do? We took a marker and wrote our team name.

In previous years, our provincial shirt was a spoof of something, last year it was “got water?”. I guess this year we didn’t have any ideas cause it was just a plain, boring shirt.

At night in Kamloops, BC. The lights are really pretty.

Kamloops, dun dun dun. The tournament capital.

Swimmers do have lives, we play all the time.

Again, a swimmer on swings.

The program for the meet, it’s really durable, unlike other programs. It did cost 8 dollars though D:

Our relay won a bronze medal!

We’re the Kigoos, I think we did pretty well

Even more pictures

As some of ya know, I’m painting ta fence. The red’s leftover from ta fence on ta other side, and we’re painting it from brown to white…

On ta unpainted part there was a moth or something… :V

Also my voice sounds really really weird in a camera :V (I’d suggest mute)

Speaking of moths and such, here’s an ant.

It sorta, ya know, crawled onto my desk…

Oh, and I also sorted (and sharpened) all of my pencil crayons.


Exactly three rows of pencil crayons, and they’re all PERFECTLY SHARPENED



Picturedump YEAH




^ School’s over, time to organize mah documents… Sad thing is, I still haven’t organized them yet. But my bookshelf is tidy… er now :/

^ IT’S A SPIDAR, MAN. It just refused to crawl out of ta box at the end, so I ended up looking like some insane idiot swinging a box around on my roof… (don’t worry, it survived)

^ It was crawling round so I just had to take a picture of it… but I have no idea how camera effects work so… image quality fail!

^ Took tis during the night with no camera changes whatsoever. Not sure why it’s all scary disappearing-like though :/


Hmm, that seems to be all of the stupid photos I have lying around, for now. I’m pretty sure I won’t see any more floating traffic cones around though :(