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I always forget to do these, so I end up with long posts. As per usual. Oops. XD Good to know nothing's changed?

★ RIP, Robin Williams. You made your life extraordinary and you will be greatly missed. (He was one of my favorite actors, a brilliant comedian, and a legend. I've been utterly heartbroken ever since I heard about his death, and I'm not one to get emotional over celebrities. It's better today, but I stayed up late watching Dead Poets Society after I spent ten minutes desperately digging it out of a box, and just cried. As I told Ai over Tumblr yesterday, somehow it's different because it's him. I'm not even sure I can explain it. It's like... I grew up with him, you know? He was amazing and brilliant and I don't know of a single person who didn't love him. He was kind of like the crazy-in-a-good-way uncle, and the world is never going to be as good without him in it. I don't know. I'm still not explaining it right.) It's certainly a reminder that mental illness is something that needs to be talked about and needs to be de-stigmatized so that people can actually get the help they need. Just because someone SEEMS okay, that doesn't mean that they ARE okay.)

★ Oh, I don't think I ever talked about it here, but I did get my 3DS back pretty quickly. Sort of. They actually sent me back a different refurbished one- mine was apparently fried, as I'd been afraid of. Meh. At least I didn't have to pay for any repairs, just the 20 cents to print off the shipping label at the library. Anyway. The good news is that the games I'd bought and my saves are all safe. The bad news is that my friends list was erased, along with all of my Streetpass stuff. *sob* Seriously, I have like 10 people in my plaza, it's pathetic. XD SO. This means that I have a new friend code, if anybody wants it. Again. I know this is the third one, but I'm hoping it's the last. I'm getting really sick of this crap. XDDD Code is 0619-5455-4423. Add/re-add me if you'd like, and obviously you can delete any previous versions! If you do add me, remind me what your code is so I can add you back. :D

★ Krim introduced me to this site called HabitRPG and it's seriously my new favorite thing- because, obviously, I need some kind of incentive to actually act like a goddamn grown-up. XD So far I'm on level seven and I have rainbow armor. :3 Okay, so the armor is purely decorative, whatever. XD I have a desert wolf as a pet and I'm attempting to gather enough food to turn either the base panda, the red dragon, or the white tiger into a mount. Whichever happens first, I guess, since I can't actually make up my mind. Anyway, it's pretty cool. And it's actually getting me to do stuff... at least some of the time. Best of all, they have a free phone app so I can easily check stuff on my lists when I'm home. :D

★ As far as anime watching... I'm keeping up with currently airing stuff. (The only comment I have there is that in Free, Haru is going to punch this new guy at some point. I'm calling it now. XD Also, I'm not really liking some of the stuff Love Stage is choosing to do with their animation. The first "sex scene" was really weirdly done, and the extra characters being outlines bothers me too. Eh.) I finished Whistle and enjoyed it, overall, despite the extreme repetitiveness of the soundtrack (seriously, it's the same two songs over and over every freaking episode, I got pretty annoyed with it). It has several gay moments which are fun. :D And, yanno, I just can't help but really like Kazamatsuri. I started Chihayafuru and am a decent chunk into the first season, despite not really understanding much of karuta. I understand less of that than I do of Go, which is saying something. Go I can at least follow on a basic level. I gave up on trying to figure out what the hell was going on in karuta. XD But yeah, I'm enjoying that. Lots of OT3 feels. At first I thought it was a love triangle situation with Chihaya in the middle, but then the Taichi/Arata stuff started, and yeah. So on that.

★ Still watching Girl Meets World. The further it goes, the more I'm unsure about it. It has that way over the top silly quality to it that seems to be in most children's shows now, and I don't mean that in a good way. Yes, BMW could get a little ridiculous sometimes, but this is above and beyond to the point of stupidity at some points. Oh, Disney. >_< Also, I'm not sure how I feel about Topanga. The last episode she seemed a bit better with it, but overall, she just seems REALLY unhappy in her relationship with Cory. Like, I keep wondering why the hell she's still there if she's so desperately miserable. Because that's what's coming across to me- that she's not happy and just paying lip service to the whole thing at this point. I don't know. I'm really wondering if it was a good idea to try to watch this.

★ A [community profile] blind_go  non-fic mini-round has come and gone. I even managed to mod it all by myself without any major catastrophes! (Ad yes, I knew ahead of time that I was on my own for this one- Aki has had other things going on, but I was determined to do it) I was really impressed with the turnout (I was really nervous I was going to get one or two people, not gonna lie), and the submissions were wonderful except mine, which were both subpar. Eh. I knew I should've done something with that GIF besides what I did, but it had already taken SO FREAKING LONG to get it to loop like that, I didn't feel like messing with it anymore. XD And the stick figure porn... well. I can't draw, so that was the best anybody was getting. XD I'd intended to turn in a couple of other things, but I didn't get them finished in time.

Of course, I realized today that if we're going to give people enough time to sign-up/write for the next full round, the sign-up post has to go up really, really soon. Like now, preferably, but in a week TOPS. Ungh. Why did I agree to do this, again? >_< WHERE DID THE SUMMER EVEN GO?

★ I've been thinking a lot about an original story of mine lately. These are characters that have been in my head in some version or other since I was 12 years old, and I've never been able to actually finish the story. Something always seems to happen. Once, the disk I had everything on got corrupted and I lost everything. Many more times, I decided that I hated everything I'd written and tossed it. The last time, I got stuck because I needed a particular character to do something to keep the plot moving, and that character dug in his heels and refused, because he's a stubborn ass. I'm working on starting over again, hopefully for the last time, but there are details that are difficult to deal with. Details that NEED to be dealt with before I write anything. I think, though, that I may have solved one of the big ones? I'm not sure. I'll have to talk it over with someone who's familiar with the story. I'm not entirely sure how it'll all shake out once I start writing it, but there's only one way to find out, right? It's weird, I'm terrified to start, but I'm also excited about writing original stuff for the first time in a long time. That's something, I guess. I can't expect to do anything with my writing if I'm not actually writing, and fanfic doesn't really count in this case.

This has gotten plenty long enough, so other RL stuff later in a separate post. Hopefully somewhat soonish, but let's get real here, you probably shouldn't hold your breath. XD

Date: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 04:45 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] chagrined
chagrined: Marvel comics: zombie!Spider-Man, holding playing cards, saying "Brains?" (brains?)
Added u on 3DS again! my FC is 2337-4857-8252

I think Haru and grouchy swimming Abe should punch each other and then have angry sex. :D

haha oh no that repetitive soundtrack thing on whistle sounds terrible. XD that kinda stuff always super sticks out to me, heh

RIGHT??? (re: chihayafuru ot3) like, ok, i think the manga narrative itself is attempting to go for the love triangle thing, but ITA, taichi/arata just have so much support too that i am like LOOK JUST ALL HAVE SEX 2GETHER IT'S THE OBVIOUS SOLUTION. like ok often i ship a threesome but don't genuinely think it'd solve their canon love triangle problems, but in this case if this silly kids could actually think of it i think it'd TOTALLY WORK. sadly a) the mangaka prolly won't go there haha and b) also ok admittedly those kids are probably too dumb and obsessed with karuta to the exclusion of other things in order to think of something like that haha.

i'm still glad u did stick figure porn so u can blame me since i encouraged you on that heehee <3

i'm digging habitrpg too, i was thinking maybe once you and me also have classes (apparently this happens at level 10 or something) i can ask valiant if she wants to try a party boss fight haha. since she is such a higher level than us i bet we would kill the boss really quick. XD i'm trying to decide what class i want to me, maybe a warrior? what about u, have u looked at any of the classes and thought about that? valiant is a healer, and the other ones i think are warrior, mage, and rogue. maybe if we found one more person to join our party we could possibly end up with all 4 classes haha

eta: right after i typed this i went to habitrpg and clicked a task i just completed and leveled up to level 10 haha so now i am indeed a warrior XD XD

eta2: oh w8 apparently u can only fight bosses if u have quest scrolls haha. WELL IF WE EVER GET SOME, WE SHOULD DO IT XD
Edited Date: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)

Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] chagrined
chagrined: Marvel comics: zombie!Spider-Man, holding playing cards, saying "Brains?" (brains?)
a sex competition over who gets to bone rin yes I approve haha

I thought about being a rogue for the drops but I really wanted to be a big bulky warrior lol. tho I set my stats to distribute based on the tasks I complete now and most of my tasks are mental haha so I will be a very smart warrior I guess XD

fay who joined our party said she has some gems so she might buy a quest scroll for our party with them! :D

Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] chagrined
chagrined: Tiny Titans: Kon shouting "AW YEAH TITANS!" from Tiny Titans #25 (AWWW YEAH TITANS!)
it's ok my friend kumarei who also joined our party is at level 4 so we have a wide range now heheh

Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2014 04:48 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] anon_jrpg_fangirl
Glad that your 3DS situation is fixed. My FC is 4699-5722-1319 (I show up as riulyn).

You reminded me that I really need to get back to watching Chihayafuru. I'm at like Ep. 8. I look forward to Taichi/Arata feels now.

As for Free, I'm pretty conflicted over Sousuke. At least he is hot. And he is totally swimming Abe :)

Oh, and I need to watch more Hikaru no Go. Argh I need to stop gaming and watch anime...

Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] februaryfour
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I need to remember to add you when I get back, since I chose to bring my DS Lite (and it has ended up getting zero use).

YAY for BG! <3 YAY for running it yourself! <3 Well done. <3

Good luck on the original! *hugs*
Edited Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)

Date: Monday, August 25th, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] ktalk
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While I don't know the specifics of what you intend to write, I do know about the writing process, and I've had three short stories published. (Shameless promo: http://www.gavincameron.me.uk)

With the first of these three, I had a prompt given to me by a writing tutor that I couldn't really relate to, so I tried free writing. This is where you write or type the first thing that comes into your head until you've filled the page, with bo editing or pause for thought. That often helps unblock your creative side, even if you're not thinking about your intended story.

Also, never be afraid of writing utter tosh. Think of your favourite novel, then remember it's likely the author started off with a horrible draft they wouldn't want anyone to see. Every good story comes from rewriting, not pure writing.

Do let us all know how you get on.

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