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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 04:49 pm
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
Okay, so now for a few general updatey things!

No, I didn't gather up the courage to call about the tax thing yesterday. I'll try again Monday. *sheepish*

Only a chapter or two away from finishing Catching Fire. I'm reserving commentary until after I finish Mockingjay, but for now I'll just say that I still kind of like the movies better, not gonna lie. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME, WHAT THE HELL.

I also have a bunch of other books out, including The Witches of Eastwick (because I love John Updike's short stories) and The Joy Luck Club (since I've read probably about half of it through various classes anyway at this point, might as well just finish the damn thing- also, I do like what I've read so far). So we'll see how those go, too. ALL THE READING. :D

So somewhere around... what, January or February, I realized that there was a lot more to Natsume Yuujinchou than I had previously thought- I'd only ever seen the first season, which was a long time ago, and there are actually FOUR. So I set off then to work on downloading everything. Well, I finally finished that recently and as of last night, rewatched season 1. Season 2 will start tonight. Wee! It should be fun. Also, the cute little boy fox should be in EVERY EPISODE EVER. Actually, maybe that wouldn't be a good idea, I'd probably die of squee. XD

Gaming hasn't really been happening. Oops. ^_^;;;

★ On the upside, I haven't had coffee in two full weeks as of today. Wee! On the downside, I haven't had coffee in two weeks. XD No, really, it's fine. I had a massive migraine the first couple of days, but then it eased off. It's just rough on days like today where it seems like I didn't sleep well, that's all. XD

★ (Edit- I remembered something after the fact, of course) Grades came in, by the way- all A's. Phew. ^_^;;; So that means that I'm transferring with a cumulative 3.93 GPA. Not too shabby.

I feel like there should be something else here, but the library is closing soon, so I need to go. Hopefully will have something interesting to report soon. \o

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 10:17 pm
verloren1983: (Chi)
★ Oh man, where did winter break even GO? Didn't it just start? I thought I had a month. How is it that classes start on Tuesday? Meh. -_-

★ Unfortunately, I didn't get NEARLY as much done over the break as I would've liked. But the upside here is that SOME things actually got accomplished- as opposed to summer break when absolutely nothing got done. I slowed down a lot on the reading, but I'm almost through The Son of Neptune (well, okay, almost may be a stretch, but I'm a little more than halfway through it. XD). I cleaned my desk- including getting rid of the old piece of shit PC I still had hanging around (I forgot how heavy monitors are, JFC)- and can actually use it now. A PLACE TO DO WORK, YAY. I've been poking at fic, though unfortunately it's been scattered among a few different places so I don't really have anything to show for it. XD But still, any kind of writing is good.

★ Current goals for what little remains of the break: carve out a steady path to the closet. Keep the desk reasonably clean. Finish through The Mark of Athena. Finish at least one fic for posting (not necessarily that I'll get it posted before Tuesday, just to have something ready to go). I should probably clean out my backpack, and I'd also like to get my books before the start of the semester. Eh, I think that's more than enough for four days. XD

★ As I said to Ai in a comment recently- honestly, not having real internet isn't as bad as I'd feared. My phone is a surprisingly decent substitute for a lot of internet-related things. I can keep up with things for the most part (though I do occasionally miss posts here and there, so if there's something important you want to make sure I see, you might want to poke at me juuuuuust in case). Comments and entries in DW/LJ are a giant pain in the ass, so I'm trying to not do those so much. In the worst case scenario that I can't do something, I can always wait until I have access to wi-fi. It's actually been pretty okay.

Anyway, this is looking pretty long here, so I'll shut up now. I'll be around, in any event.

Favorite Genre

Saturday, December 14th, 2013 10:26 am
verloren1983: (Smile)
(for the December posting meme- [personal profile] jet )

Favorite genre in any medium?

Pffft, you say that like I can pick one. XD You will get two, so THERE. :P Anyway, one of the many things I grew up reading was the Nancy Drew Files (not so much the originals, this was a spin-off series they published in the 80's and 90's), and that pretty much set me up for my eternal love of the mystery/suspense genre. I'm not a fan of horror or gore, so once it crosses over into that I'm not into it, but give me a fun mystery novel/movie/whatever and I will consume it happily. (And no, I actually have never gotten around to reading Sherlock Holmes, which is a cardinal sin I know, but... it's just one of those things. XD) The only thing, though, is that I find that I don't enjoy it as much if the main character's life isn't at risk at SOME point in the story, usually the climax. Again, I blame Nancy Drew for this. The ending just sort of falls flat to me otherwise. It's kind of like, oh, well, that was easy. :/ I also haaaaate when the culprit is too obvious. Surprise me, I can take it! As long as it makes sense, I love love love surprises in mysteries. :D

My other favorite genre is fantasy, which is something that I actually picked up in my early teens even though I've always had a fascination with dragons and magic. Sleeping Beauty was always my favorite Disney movie as a kid just because Maleficent turns into an awesome dragon. :P Anyway. I was in the bookstore looking for a book on my summer reading list called Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede. (Since I lived in a small town with one tiny library, it was often difficult to get summer reading books from there. It was usually easier to just buy them.) I didn't find it and these were the days before online ordering or anything like that, so instead, we decided that I would try the library again and in the meantime, I could pick out a different book to take home. I decided to get something in the same genre, and without actually knowing anything about fantasy, I somehow managed to pick a classic- Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. I quickly insisted on getting the rest of the books to continue the story and have been a huge fan of the Dragonlance series ever since. (Oh, and by the way, I did eventually get my hands on Dealing With Dragons, though I accidentally read the last book first and I was so confused for a while. Oops. It's fabulous and if you haven't read it, you really, really should.)

verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
It's been a while again since I've written, so I figured I'd check in and let those of you who don't follow me in other places know that yes, I'm still alive. See? Alive. :D So what's been happening? A lot of work, a lot of procrastination. I spent the morning sorting out the (admittedly, all over the place) fantasy section of my e-book folder instead of trying to write a story that's due Tuesday. You know, the normal. Oops. XD I also don't have internet at home right now, which complicates matters. This got really ridiculously long, mostly because of the school sections, so I'm just going to section the school stuff off for you guys by cuts. Which I don't normally bother with, but, well... you'll see. XD

☁ In case you're in Hikago fandom and didn't see my spamming, there's a new blind_go mini round out- GO SIGN UP. NOW.

☁ The new Phoenix Wright came out a couple of weeks ago. I feel so behind- I only just barely started case 4. I have Thoughts on it, which are partially good and partially ragey, but I'll hold off on getting too into those until I actually finish the game. So far... it's not that different from the others, concept wise. I can basically boil everything down to a short list of "things I've learned from the Ace Attorney games"
1. Prosecutors get away with EVERYTHING.
2. Don't become friends with a lawyer ever- you'll eventually end up dead or falsely accused of a crime, probably murder.
3. LGBTQ people are ridiculous/offensive/disgusting/only good for comedic relief/figments of your imagination/terrible people/any combination of the above, depending on the particular plot device service they're providing at the time.

☁ Midterms grades were fine- 4.0 for the semester so far. As usual, I just need to keep it there. ajdklsajd.

Wibbling About the Future- Transfer Schools )

Wibbling About the Future- Classes )

Wibbling About the Future- Minors )

Wibbling About the Future- Jobs )

And last but not least... the Salem trip )

31 Days Meme, Day 24

Saturday, August 24th, 2013 07:36 pm
verloren1983: (Smile)
24. Your favorite childhood book
One? Are you serious? XD These days I unfortunately don't read enough, but when I was a kid, I constantly had a book in hand. My mom would yell at me to go outside (I still don't get why- I was always sensitive to light, she was never big on fitness, and yeah you could argue that she wanted alone time, but I was sitting there quietly with a book and not bothering anybody. She could've more or less pretended I was an extension of the furniture for a little while. XD ANYWAY.) So she'd yell at me to go outside and play. I'd bring my book. XD Eventually she caught onto that and started making me leave the book inside. XD I'm reminded of a thing I saw with Neil Gaiman where he was talking about how all this attention goes to promoting literacy for kids, which is all fine and good, but nobody talks about the kids from whom you have to pry the book so that they can, you know, talk to people and sleep and stuff. XD (I'm paraphrasing, but you guys get the point.)

Anyway, on to the question. I loved Roald Dahl as a kid- that was way before I knew that he was an asshole. LOVED Choose Your Own Adventure books. I'm pretty sure I read every single one my library had at least once. There was also Nancy Drew and Babysitter's Club, you know, typical kid stuff. It was always a bit of a struggle between what I wanted and was able to read and what adults seemed to think I should have been reading, because there was often a big difference between the two. So most of what I read as a kid was fun, but not challenging at all, you know?

31 Day Meme, Day 9

Friday, August 9th, 2013 11:28 pm
verloren1983: (Cute)
9. What are your worst habits?
Not putting things away, ungh. Causes so many other problems down the road. Linked to this is procrastination, which I am a master of, unfortunately. Sigh. Also linked to this is my inability to finish stuff. I get all bored/ADD and I wander off before finishing anything. I'm actually REALLY surprised at myself that I'm still doing this meme. Normally I would've quit WAY before now. XD

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☁ Still no word on places. Ungh. I hate people.
☁ Since I've been letting my bed dry and I've been sitting in a corner by my bookcase all day, I figured it was as good a time as any to finally scan all the stuff on that. Recorded book collection is at 298 at the moment, not including what I've purchased for school in the last year and still have, a shelf in the closet I've been using for books, and whatever else I find buried in my room somewhere and haven't found yet. Yeah. It's getting a little scary.
☁ I've also gotten some cleaning done today, which is good, especially considering how much I've been slacking lately. It doesn't feel like I've done much, but the section I've been working on looks significantly better, so there's that? I think I'm thankfully at a point now where working on the room actually produces a VISIBLE result, which makes me feel good. :)

Aaaaand that's all I've got for right now. Until tomorrow~

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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 06:08 pm
verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
☁ Turned in BG. Managed to pull off two fics, somehow, I don't even know how that happened. It was originally all part of the same idea, sort of, but... eh, it's complicated. Anyway. I was Vanessa and wrote two Hikaru and Waya fics- one pointless gen and the other smut. *shrug* I was terribly obvious and didn't bother to hide it. I was hoping that the pairing would throw people off at least a little, but uh, I guess not. XD Guessing didn't turn out too bad, though! 5 out of a possible 8, which is my best showing BY FAR- I have been known to get zero right, after all. Of course, if I'd actually looked a little more closely at some of the hints posted later on, I would've realized that a couple of my guesses were obviously wrong, but whatever. XD

☁ Somehow got talked into trying Naruto again, but of course I was only 7 eps into it to begin with and that was ages ago, so I just started it over. It's. I dunno. Kind of obnoxious. I can see why I didn't really feel a push to continue it before.

☁ The book cataloging is getting ridiculous. I've been taking a break, so there's still everything on my bookshelf at this point plus what's in the closet and whatever else I find that I'm not seeing right now- but the manga should be done, anyway, minus the first 13 of Hikago. I'm up to a total of 174 books and not even close to done (we won't even discuss how much of that is manga). I think I have a problem, you guys. XD Also recently I had decided to try and organize my ebook folder, because that's a huge clusterfuck, and all I can really say about that is... holy GOD, why did I do that to myself? I don't even know how it got like that.

☁ Money stuff for school is mostly taken care of, I'm waiting for the last grant form to go through, but it's nothing that's a huge deal right this split second. Like I can pay my bill and stuff without it, anyway. Re: school stuff, now all I have to do is get my certificate of residence (I'd like to do that tomorrow, tbh), pay my bill (by the 15th, but would like to do it next week to get it done and over with), get my books, and figure out exactly where my classes are and how tight I'm pushing my transport time on a couple. So that's coming along nicely.

☁ As far as RL circumstances... not a lot has changed, for good or for bad, at this point. I've been taking a bit of a hiatus on the cleaning because I've basically felt like shit the last week (yay for being female- not), plus being distracted with other things, see next cloud bullet, but I'm hoping to get back on track in the next couple of days.

☁ So remember how my laptop was overheating and I wasn't sure if it was the heat or something else? It was something else. -_- After some investigation, I discovered that the fan was no longer working. I'm not comfortable taking apart the laptop, since I can't get to the fan without pulling apart the ENTIRE thing (which is stupid but whatever), and it's not worth paying Best Buy $200 bucks to put a new fan in a four year old laptop, soooooo as much as I didn't want to spend the money and didn't want Windows 8... I didn't have a whole lot of choice in the matter. I bought a new one. XD I have named it Phoenix. :3 It was less than the previous one, under 400 before tax, so that wasn't bad. I've been super good about money over the summer, so I'm not going to beat myself up over spending the money or anything. Specs wise, I just wanted something that was at least as good as what I already had for relatively cheap, which was actually more difficult than you might think? Go figure. Sooooo I have another Toshiba- because fuck, I beat Haru all to hell and it still lasted four years, and above all else I did not want a Lenovo (very bad previous experience with IBM, and Kelly having to replace her Lenovo laptop TWICE since March does not help my opinion of them. I told her not to get a damn Lenovo. But nooooo, she didn't want to listen to me. Pfft.) Anyway. I still hate Windows 8, but I knew that already. Classic Shell makes it bearable, fyi if anybody on the flist ends up having to deal with this OS, though I still keep triggering stuff to pop up by accident. Grrr. The keyboard is pissing me off, at least until I get used to it. So there are minor frustrations with it, but that's true of any new device, especially with something like a laptop. Mostly I love it. It does what I need it to do (including connecting to the internet without a problem, which I was nervous about after the netbook), zips along speedily, and so far has handled everything I've thrown at it with grace. (It IS worth noting, though, that the "max temp" on Phoenix is significantly lower than it was on Haru- Haru's was 212, on Phoenix it's 194. Go figure.)

I think my favorite thing about it, though, is that it's a definite upgrade. I've said before that my laptop was hardly state of the art when I got it (and neither is this)- but you know that rating system Windows has? Old lappy was something like 3.3 or 3.5. This is 4.8. In both cases, the score is based off of the graphics card and everything else is AT LEAST a full point higher. When I turned on the Sims to double check that my saves would work, I was like, holy shit, they look like that? O_O It runs so much smoother now, without all the jerkiness and lag, and there's so much more detail. Like wow. Amazing.


Okay, I need to shut up and just post this already, so. Next time~!

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Friday, July 12th, 2013 05:50 am
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
Things Done Today Yesterday:
☁ Fell asleep around 10pm and woke up at about 3:45am. Well, needs tweaking, but it's a start. ^_^
☁ Ate more than 1k calories. I think. Also had a bottle of water.
☁ Did two cleaning sessions. :D On the upside, I reached my goal of getting to my computer chair! On the downside, I didn't find either my blanket or bag. Sigh.
☁ I did, however, find my computer CD binder and was able to give Kelly a bunch of pictures I had, including a large section of her graduation ones that apparently she didn't have anymore. So I did a good deed. ^_^ (Also, hilariously, I need to clean out this binder a bit. Aside from disks for printers I don't even have anymore, there are encyclopedias from 1995. Yes, you read that right. XD)
☁ Also found my print copy of "On Writing," which I'd thought was lost in a move somewhere but was apparently hiding on the dresser in plain sight the entire time. -_- My book catalogue is up to 79 and I haven't even gotten to my main storages of books yet. These are mostly randomly placed ones that live all over my room. XD Okay, some are from a baby bookshelf, but I wasn't lying when I said I have books EVERYWHERE. ;) I've imported what I've scanned to Librarything, too. Didn't realize I'd lose all of my genre tags, and it tends to put things into weird series lists, both of which are kind of obnoxious. Obviously I have to fix that at some point. XD
☁ Filled two garbage bags, which makes a total of three bags in my room. I didn't take them out, but in my defense, I did take out three bags of garbage that weren't my own, so I feel like I should get a pass on this. XD
☁ I decided that my next anime would be Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, for the sole reason of spreading out the sports animes and not watching them all at once (Tsuritama will be next), and I'm about four and a half episodes into that. I'm not really sure how to feel about it yet. Basically they could've just stopped at two episodes? I feel like the rest since have just been extraneous. Also, there was a line in the first ep that threw me off and I still haven't really recovered from it. On the other hand, it's kind of cute despite itself? I don't know.

So I'm going downtown for the day, at least that's the plan right now. Need to make some decisions as far as when I'm leaving. I suppose that means stopping messing with librarything and getting up. XD

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 03:20 pm
verloren1983: (Chi)

...you know, I keep trying to post more, and I'll type something up, but then I don't post it and I wait so long that I have to rewrite half of it because it's no longer valid. Whoops. XD

Blah blah blah )

So basically, things are generally going pretty well at the moment. I'll probably be singing another tune in a month when I'm trying to write four different research papers, but eh. XD


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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 03:17 am
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
☁ Lane Bryant had a sale plus a decent coupon, so... bras. Much needed bras. And COLORS. YAY. Green and purple, even. :D And pretty much 50% off before tax and shipping. Seriously, I can deal with $20 bras. :D :D :D :D

☁ Started watching No. 6 thanks to a bad rec. Seriously, probably the best way to get me to watch something (particularly if it's a short movie or short series or whatever) is to tell me how terrible it is. Then I'll be like, "No, it really can't be that bad, can it?" and so I'll be all eager to find out. Go figure how that works. I'm about halfway through and it's not all bad, though I wish they'd do some more world building, and they skip around a bunch and that's confusing. Mostly I'm reserving judgement. Also the opening song is TERRIBLE. I think it's the voice, it just irritates the living crap out of me. Interestingly, I like the ending song. Pretty. ^_^

☁ Does anybody else use the video player Mpcstar? I generally have zero problems with it, but lately I'm finding that if I leave it paused overnight- which I do often, when I'm just too tired and can't focus on finishing whatever I'm watching anymore- it crashes. Well, I assume it crashes, because when I wake up, there's nothing there. Which has never been a problem before. Just curious if this is just me or if it's a thing with the newest update or something.

...wow. Just. Wow. There are no words for how fucked up and wrong this is. PETA, have you ever even PLAYED a Mario game? The Tanooki suit is exactly that- a freaking COSTUME, not a real animal skin. Not only that but Mario gets it from a TREASURE/ ? BOX, not skinning animals. YOU GUYS are the ones depicting violence and animal cruelty. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Disgusting.

☁ Inheritance came in the mail today. It's... freaking HUGE. 849 pages, obviously not including the non-story stuff. Also apparently there is an overview of the first three before the story actually starts. Which is good because I never ended up doing the re-read I meant to and it's been a few years, so ah. I have no idea what's going on at this point in the story. I haven't started it, but I will probably tomorrow! *excited*

Ver goes off on a rant! )

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Friday, November 11th, 2011 03:45 am
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
☁ You know those moments where you can kind of imagine your head exploding? Yeah. I actually =felt= my brain explode Monday. Well, not literally, obviously, but I felt SOMETHING happen in my head. That's... not good, is it? O_o (Basically, the cause was a severe WTF moment with a coworker. I was seriously like, "Uh... what just happened? O_O")

☁ Faith in humanity- somewhat restored. THANK GOD. I'd say that maybe the defeat in Mississippi will make these idiots rethink this whole "Personhood" thing, but.... my faith in humanity isn't THAT restored. XD

☁ Kinda scary how I hear myself in this video. Not the whole thing, mind. But the part where she's talking about coping mechanisms, and the people that totally shut down? Yeeeeeah. I have actually SAID the phrase she uses. That being said, I don't think it's a coping mechanism for the fear of loneliness. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely a coping mechanism. But it's more as a way of avoiding pain in the first place. She does mention that, but I think the connection to the fear of loneliness is misplaced. Fear is part of it, sure, but that's a fear of rejection, not loneliness. Though maybe that's just me.

☁ Okay, BN, really? =SIX= separate shipments for eleven items is "as few as possible?" Especially when three of those shipments have one or two books? WTF? I really don't get how these companies work sometimes.

☁ It's strange how sometimes you can have a strong reaction to some inanimate object you've never seen before. I saw this journal in the mall the other day and it just... pulled at me. I don't even KNOW. All of a sudden I was just trying really hard not to cry (how embarrassing would THAT have been, jeez), and GUH. Butterflies have an instant association in my head with my grandmother, as she used to call me Butterfly. I don't know whether it's that she's been on my mind subconsciously or what, that made me react the way I did, but... needless to say, I purchased the journal. (Luckily it wasn't that expensive- it's actually cheaper in Hallmark than it is on Amazon, go figure.) I've decided that I'm going to use it as a "school journal" when I go back. Appropriate, in a way. ^_^



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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 02:43 pm
verloren1983: (Chi)
☁ The brownies? Freaking awesome. I had nothing to worry about. Seriously, Jeremy went "I think I just came" when he bit into one. Waaaaaay too much information, but at least I know they're good. XD I still like the black forest cheesecake ones better, but these are close.

Clearly I need to start trusting my instincts more when it comes to baking. They have yet to steer me wrong on that score.

☁ Oh man, I totally crashed hard last night. I had only been able to sleep for a few hours the night before, so around... eh... 1am or so? I was like, screw this, and went to bed. I woke up at about 5am and was up for an hour, but I didn't wake up again till 1:30pm. Right now... I do feel better, but I also feel like I could still use more sleep. Meh.

☁ It has snowed TWICE in the last few days. It was snowing pretty good last night- kind of weird, considering we apparently only ended up with three inches. Huh.

☁ Used up my BN gift cards (and then some)- will be finishing off Hikago finally, a couple of volumes of FMA, a few books from the mystery series I follow (Stephanie Plum, yay!), a book light (people seem shocked when I say I don't have one. And I think it would be useful. Soooooo...), and pre-ordered the final Eragon book when it comes out. Unfortunately, that means that all but two random volumes of manga won't be shipping until November 8th, but... that's okay. There is NOTHING in that order that I have to have ZOMGRITENAO. Though it would've been =nice= if they'd put the book light in the first shipment, just saying.

☁ Persona 4- Okay, the game was already having me ship Chie/Yukiko- the anime is even worse. Seriously, Chie actually SAYS "I want to be with you!" and there's a moment where you think they're going to kiss, but then they don't. *POUT* Okay, I knew they weren't going to, but. Guh. Next week starts the stuff after where I stopped in the game, so it should be fun! :D

Whoops. Have to go. Later~ \o
verloren1983: (Sigh)
☁ October 20th is Spirit Day- wear purple! I have to work (of course *eyeroll*), so I'll just be sporting nail polish and possibly earrings if I can find them. STILL COUNTS.

☁ Persona 4: The BANE OF MY EXISTENCE. The first thing that annoys me is that they have a building traits system that reminds me a lot of those harem games where you build particular stats to fuck a particular girl at the end. They even have the same kind of "day passing" system where you have to pick and choose what skills/relationships you want to enhance, at the cost of everything else. I don't like it in those kinds of games and I really don't like it here. The second thing that annoys me is that I was trying the game for Naoto, who I'd seen enough of in two different RP's to be interested in her character. Naoto, apparently, doesn't show up for quite a while, which is extremely disappointing. But I could've lived with all of that if it weren't for what happened to me last night. Seriously, I got a bit over 7 hours in and then discovered that I was totally fucked and would have to start over. Really, game? I would've totally RAGEQUIT (and believe me, I was FURIOUS) if it wasn't the principle of the thing. I went through again and saved Yukiko's sorry ass, so now I will happily send back the game and be glad to get rid of it. (Also I think I'm going to need a new PS2 controller soonish. The one I have keeps alternating between not working at all and going fucking berserk. You might guess that this didn't exactly help with my frustration levels, to put it mildly. XDDD)

Verdict? I'll watch the anime instead, thankyouverymuch. I enjoy the characters- Yosuke is my favorite so far (though the weird thing? His persona totally reminds me of this guy from Monsters Inc. Don't ask. I think it's the eyes? <_< ), and Kou and Daisuke are so hilariously gay for each other it's extremely entertaining. As are Chie and Yukiko. It's the gameplay that's driving me insane. I may regain interest once the anime is done, though. Who knows.

☁ I love being able to renew library books online. <3 Especially when I kind of forgot about them and got an email today going, "Uh, yeah, you know your books are due in two days, right?" XD Whoops. I could finish them in two days, no problem, the thing would be actually dragging my ass to the library before work. So... note to self. Finish those books this week so you can bring them back on Tuesday.

☁ Talked to Mr. Bossman about Thanksgiving week- I pretty much had to sell my soul just to get the weekend after Thanksgiving off, even though I'm allowed that vacation time. He also acted like I didn't even say anything about Thanksgiving, conveniently forgetting the fact that I work every god damn holiday for him. Oh, yeah, and he was trying to make me feel guilty for it the whole time. Sometimes Kerry is cool, but other times he can be a real asshole. Still have no idea what I'm going to do about the other three or so days of vacation time I'll have left. Damn. If I knew he was going to pull that shit, I would've taken it earlier. Maybe I should just not take it and let them pay me for the leftovers after New Years? Well, at any rate, I have the weekend after Thanksgiving off. At the cost of forfeiting random days off with probably no warning. Yaaaay.

☁ The Good: Worked on my room. Still needs some work, but it's loads better. I really have no idea how it gets looking like that. O_o
The Bad: I realized today that I have no idea where my phone is. Aaaand of course I can't call it because the stupid thing would be dead by now. (And yes, I tried anyway.) >_< I'm REALLY SUPER HOPING it's at work. Because if not... uh... I don't know. I guess we'll see.

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Sunday, October 16th, 2011 02:47 pm
verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
☁ Kirby's Epic Yarn- Really adorable platformer. It's actually almost too cutesy- it really has a "kid's game" feel. Playing it a while, I think it's definitely meant to be kid friendly, both in aesthetics and gameplay. There were times it was a little too much. Despite that, though, it's actually more challenging than I thought it would be. It's not HARD, by any stretch, at least the bit of it that I played... but it does throw some situations at you that make you go "hmmmm." It does have auto-save, which I generally dislike, but since it saves every time you complete a level, I can't really complain. That's more than I would save left to my own devices anyway. This one's definitely going in the "get at some point" pile. That being said: it's apparently a very short game (I played it for a few hours and was a roughly halfway), so I wouldn't suggest paying full price for this. Wait until the price comes down more. Just saying.

Next: Persona 4! :D (Which I'm really trying just for Naoto. XD)

☁ Spent my Amazon gift card. What kills me- I was determinedly not going to get books, because I have the Barnes and Noble gift cards... what did I get? Books. XDDD I did grab a movie and a game (Better Than Chocolate and Okami), but the rest? Yeah. <_< Three volumes of manga, a scholarly book on fandom recced by Lish, and my FAVORITE choose your own adventure book from when I was a kid. ^_^;;; (Though in my defense, BN didn't have four out of five) I only ended up spending $6.72 out of pocket, which is awesome. The only thing that's annoying, though, is that it's three different sellers, so three different shipments. Meh. Plus at some point I should get the box and booklet for Okamiden from Gamefly. Plus Persona 4. So uh. The post office is going to hate me for a little while. ^_^;;; At least I didn't do the BN stuff too?

☁ Had a weird conversation with a coworker the other day. I was talking to her about the school thing (I figure the more people I talk to about it, the higher the likelihood I'll actually do it so I don't look like an idiot), and she'd asked what I'd be going for. That led to talking about how where my interests lie... English, history, psychology, philosophy, gender/queer/women's studies... yeah. "You want fries with that?" And then I was kinda thinking about it, and I was like, "I was always good at Chem though. My teacher told me I kept busting the curve." "You could be a pharmacist!" "......I'm trying to get OUT of here, not go to school just to come back. O_o" "No, you could work in a lab. YOU COULD CURE CANCER!"  Oh, Amy. XDDDD

Also I'm hungry.

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 12:27 pm
verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
☁ Vacation~ I have spent the last three days doing absolutely freaking nothing. Went out to Friday's with Mary on Tuesday, which was fun, and we're supposed to go out today so I can get a "birthday outfit". Because, apparently, I can't wear a regular t-shirt on my birthday, I need to wear something that I look amazing in. I'm not so sure about that one happening. We will see. :/

☁ One of the (three) books I'm currently reading is something called "An Underground Education" by Richard Zacks... fascinating stuff. Disgusting, at times, but really interesting. Some of it so far I've already known, but a lot of it I haven't. And the Mark Twain stuff is freaking hilarious. Seriously. I haven't read anything of his since I was a kid (LOVED The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, heh.)... I think it's time to revisit those sometime soon. ^_^

☁ It's now the 15th- meaning about 4 1/2 days until the [info]blind_go deadline. I think it's time to panic. WHY THE FUCK do I always do this to myself? Seriously, WHY? >_< I'm starting to think I'm going to have to take my own advice and disconnect the wireless on my laptop. That's a sad state of affairs. I was planning on getting up semi early and going to the library for a change of scenery, but uh, it's kind of pouring, so... I think I'll pass on that one for today.

☁ There are two different local festivals on Saturday, so I need to figure out which one I want to go to. Meh. (Though if I don't get anything written in the next two days, I may just skip it and stay home to write... something.)  I suppose I could go to Irish Fest first, stay for a few hours, then go to the other one (which ends at 5:30). Or vice versa. It seems like a waste of money to go to both though, and Irish Fest IS the more expensive one... I DON'T KNOW. D:

Okay, I've spent the last hour and a half screwing around instead of writing- going to get in the shower and try this again. With the wireless off. :/

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Thursday, August 18th, 2011 05:22 am
verloren1983: (Cookies)
☁ Via Lish: A very well written article that explains why throwing out religious platitudes to an Atheist while they're grieving can be offensive to them. Before I get into any of this, I should possibly clarify for some of you, since I don't generally talk about religion- I'm an Atheist. Well. More accurately, I'm an odd Atheist/Agnostic mix, meaning that while I absolutely don't believe in God or Heaven or Hell or any of that, I'm also willing to admit that there's really no way of knowing for sure, one way or another. I'm cool with other religions as long as someone's not trying to convert me or it's not being shoved down my throat. It's not something I make a big deal of because it's not something that affects my life on a daily basis. Anyway. This was so not the point. Onward!

I had a conversation with Lish about this, which I'm not going to totally rehash, but to me it basically boils down to respecting other people's beliefs. A lot of people don't understand Atheism, and for many of these, it's just not on their radar at all. It's a thoughtlessness. They assume, well, it would be comforting to ME, so it must be to THEM. Nevermind that "I'm sorry for your loss" is just as easy to say, and offering whatever assistance you can will mean more. Personally, I'm in the "it doesn't bother me that much" camp, in general, unless they go on about it forever or I hear it a thousand times in ten minutes. I get the meaning behind it, and I appreciate it, even though it doesn't help. Though the whole "god's will" thing is an exception- that IS hurtful and offensive, and I seem to remember walking away from people who have said that to me. The bottom line here: be considerate and respectful of the person grieving. That's all. And isn't that true regardless of who they pray to (or don't pray to)? (*cough* I just totally wrote "prey" instead of "pray". Nice Freudian slip there, Ver. XD)

This is too cute. I don't even like kids, and this made me want to hug him. The parents, too. He's a lucky kid to have such accepting and open-minded parents. That being said, assuming it's not something he ends up growing out of later- knowing you're gay at six? Just. Wow. O_o

☁ I read this book yesterday that is, for some reason I have yet to figure out, bringing a couple of original muses back to the foreground of my mind. I haven't thought about them, or their story, in ages. The book isn't even related to the story in any way, except one character's tendency to overthink things. WTF brain?

I don't know, maybe I should look at it again. I stopped due to a nasty case of writer's block- I got two characters in a particular situation and couldn't figure out how to get them out of it- but maybe if I approach it from a different angle? The other problem was that I found that the more I wrote, the more I -despised- my main character. The different angle I'm thinking of would solve that as well, because it would shift the main focus from the annoying little brat to someone I actually like. The only problem is that originally, the POV shifted between four different main-ish characters, with the one I call the main as the hub basically. Changing this causes a whole bunch of other issues as far as things being shown. I guess I'll have to try and figure it out at some point.

☁ I read a lot of m/m fiction. (I know that comes as a shock to you all.) It's a genre that's very hit or miss, from my experience. I've read some wonderful things. I've also read things that never should've seen the light of day. Quality of writing is all over the place- not just with things like characters, but with basics like GRAMMAR and PUNCTUATION. I swear to god, some of these editors need to be fired. Anyway. While, obviously, mistakes happen regardless of genre (nobody's perfect), I've NEVER seen this kind of lack of editing or grasp of the basics in ANY other genre.

This does have a point, I swear. I wrote a review on Goodreads of a book recently- the novel was fabulous, by the way, and I said as much- where I mentioned that my expectations had not been terribly high, due to previous experience. Another reader asked me why, and after I explained, she pretty much jumped all over me. Uh... OBVIOUSLY the quality of the book is going to depend on the quality of editing and the ability of the author, regardless of genre. I know that, I'm not a moron. It just seems that there are lesser quality editors at m/m publishers. Or, also possible, is that certain m/m publishers put quantity over quality. I AM ALLOWED TO HAVE MY OPINION, LEAVE ME ALONE, WOMAN! The best part? She hasn't even read the book in question. So now, according to her, she's going to have to read it because I held up up as an example of good writing. Great. Now if she doesn't like it (And there's a good chance she won't. Looking at the handful of books we have in common, we have VERY different tastes.), then she's going to be up my ass about how I don't know what I'm talking about or whatever. Wonderful. Why do people have to pick fights over stupid shit?
verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
There's a meme going around that apparently everyone's doing, so I guess I'll be one of the cool kids and join since I keep seeing it everywhere. It's based off of NPR's "Top 100 sci-fi/fantasy books." Even though I don't really like sci-fi, just fantasy. Hence, the results of the meme are rather depressing. ^^;;; I will say that there's SO MUCH that's excluded from this list. To a point it's not surprising because it's the result of a popularity contest, but... NOTHING Dragonlance? Not even a single thing? REALLY, GUYS? That's not even mentioning a million other things. There ARE a lot of books/series on here I've never heard of, though. Might look into that.

Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you fully intend to read someday. If it's a series and you've read one or more, but not all of the books, underline it.

The List. Clearly I need to read more. A lot more. )
verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
☁ LJ: You suck. Just saying. FB seems to be having issues as well. The latter I don't care so much about, but LJ being down for two days is a giant pain in the ass. Grrr.

☁ My hands have been a bit dry the last week or so, which isn't normal for me. I think it's the heat, which finally broke, but it's been SO terribly hot here- pushing 100 (that's 37.8 for you celcius using folks). I know that's not that much for this time of year in some places, but in upstate NY, that's INSANELY HOT. The heat's supposed to come back later this week though, yaaaaaay. -_- At any rate, I grabbed a little tube of cocoa butter, so hopefully that will help. And hopefully I can ignore the fact that the smell of the stuff reminds me of a bad summer job I had right after high school. Whoops.

☁ I seem to have lost my keys. I have my spare set, so it's not like I'm locked out of anything, but it's still not good. When I came home from work yesterday I realized I didn't have them, but I can't find them at work, either. I hope I didn't drop them somewhere, but that's looking more and more likely. UGH. >_<

☁ For anybody that didn't hear, Borders is closing ALL of their stores now. I can't say that it's a surprise at this point, but it DOES suck. I mean... that's half the reason to go to the mall by me- and it's the only bookstore there. So much for my entertainment while Kelly spends ages in Victoria Secret. Boo. On that note, though, I should probably try to get over there tomorrow (*cough* later today *cough*) to see what they have left as far as clearance stuff... may be able to score some deals. If not, well, at least I tried. Might check out jewelry because I'm CONSTANTLY losing earrings or having them fall apart on me. There's also a new store that had some really cool looking dreamcatchers. The only potential problem there is. Um. Reaching them. Because I'm a midget. <_< And I hate hate HATE asking for help for things like that. Meh. We'll see.

☁ Had a song ping me, so I'm writing a little bit again. It sucks, but it's something. Also I finished making up the rest of the 101 in 1001 list that starts on the 30th. Hopefully this time I'll do more of the list. ^_^;;;

Weight related, cut for those not interested. XD )

☁ Suikoden:
Short this time, I've still been procrastinating finishing it. )

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Sunday, July 24th, 2011 06:27 am
verloren1983: (Aww Crap)
☁ Been in more of a reading mood than a video game mood the last few days. Which is fine- I have a lot of unread books- but I strongly suspect that I'm procrastinating. I know I'm getting to the end of Suikoden II and I don't want it. ;~; As it is, I explored the first available bad ending- Shu slapping Riou is FANTASTIC. Also there was a little bit of confusion on seeing Georg. Suikoden timelines are confusing. Somehow I thought V took place not that long after IV, but uh. Definitely not the case, apparently. (Eternal love for Suikosource and their timeline. <3)

That being said, there's apparently a theory that the timeline jumps around from game to game because we're actually following Viki's teleportations, so it's in chronological order to her. It's as good of a reason as any. ^_^

I should probably quit procrastinating, though. After all... there's still III that I never got very far into (I believe it was at the first character change, as a matter of fact). I should probably give it another shot. ^_^;;; Or IV, which I'm at the end and can't seem to beat the last god damn boss (there's no way a TREE should kick my ass that badly! >(  ). Or V, which I was about halfway through and stupidly loaned it out, and have yet to get it back (along with the first Kingdom Hearts). Meh.

☁ Bills: I always think the credit card(s) are due about 2 weeks earlier than they actually are, which is both a good and a bad thing. Good because it means I've never been late for a payment. Bad because right around the 20th of every month I freak out because I think I've missed the due date. I have the 15th stuck in my head for some reason when it's the 28th. I should probably stop that. XD

☁ It's been brought to my attention that TokyoPop/Blu has gone under. I wonder if I should hurry up and get the rest of the series that I'm missing? ^_^;;; Looking through my manga, though, makes me realize that I was following a lot more of their stuff than I knew. Five, as a matter of fact: Loveless, Junjou Romantica, Gravitation, Fruits Basket, and Chibi Vampire. Three of those are complete, but unfortunately, those are the ones I'm most behind in. Fortunately, the two that aren't are popular enough that they'll likely get picked up by another publisher. If I was to get everything that I needed up through current volumes, I'd need to buy... 34 volumes. Christ. (For the curious: 1 Junjou, 11 Gravi, 13 Furabura, and 9 Chibi. I'm up to date on what's been released of Loveless in English.) Out of those, though, the ones I care about the most are the Fruits Basket, Junjou Romantica, and Chibi Vampire, in that order. I still have $50 worth of gift cards to Barnes and Noble from Christmas- maybe I should use those to work on that. Then again, they're a hell of a lot cheaper on Amazon...
verloren1983: (Huh)
☁ I think I'm too old for Twitter. I'm trying to... I don't know, join the rest of civilization? Only it confuses the hell out of me. I have no idea what's going on or what I'm doing. On the other hand, it's something else I can actually access on my phone. Meh. Technology is overrated.

☁ Some technology is okay though. Apparently my library has a thing where you can take out some digital books and stuff online- they just disappear when they're due. Awesome. :D Not a terrible lot available, yet I still have 20 some odd books on my wishlist at the moment. Ehehe. ^_^;;; Should probably start working on that.

☁ In other news, I've just sat here and watched a bunch of Doctor Who. Here's the thing: I've seen a lot of Doctor Who/Torchwood secrets on fandomsecrets... I didn't really know that much about Jack, except that he's bisexual (and they make that clear pretty much right away, don't they? XD) But he's... I don't know, not what I expected. American, for one thing. A little disorienting to hear an American accent when you're expecting a British one. And he's kind of... sleazy, isn't he? I'm kind of failing to see why he's such a popular character. He's a bit of an ass. I have to wonder if this is more of fandom being in love with dick characters, or whether he gets better. Also I have four episodes left of the 9th Doctor and I don't want a new one. SOB. We go from this guy to creepy Barty Crouch Jr.? *clings to 9*

Edit: Am I the only one that wouldn't mind seeing Doctor/Rose/Jack? I don't even know if that's a common thing in DW fandom. XD I'm not seriously shipping it or anything (yet), but definitely wouldn't mind if it happened. Just saying.

☁ I feel like I should be writing- haven't done it properly in weeks- but I just don't feel like it. -_- I dunno, maybe it's going to take a little time to get my writing mojo back. I was going pretty good for a while there.

☁ Breaking out. Ugh, I so don't need this on top of the monster zit that I'm still trying to get rid of. Damn thing practically had its own heartbeat. It's a lot better, but still there. So of course then this means that I'm going to be female soon. Lovely. >_<

☁ I'm going to get on my soapbox a little bit here. Just a warning. ^_^;;;

Lots of cuts lately. Hrm. )

*climbs off soapbox* <_<

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Saturday, June 25th, 2011 01:34 pm
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)

☁ First things first: I've gotten some failed delivery messages in my e-mail for stuff I never sent. I pretty much never send e-mails if I can at all help it. If you happen to get an e-mail from me that doesn't have something in the subject line like "Hey, this is definitely Ver" or something, delete it and PLEASE don't open it. God knows what's in there. I've changed the password on the account and hopefully it'll stop. Worst case scenario, I shut down the account. That's a last resort, though. We'll see what happens over the next few days.

☁ Second things second: the apartment thing. It was two maintenance guys that showed up, who apparently said "much better." I don't know, I was at the library again. So I'm assuming that means that we're good? We'll probably get another letter in a few days with the verdict from the office. The only issue was that they apparently caught it when Kelly was in the shower, and the one guy was INSISTING that OMG they had to get in the bathroom NOW. Um. No. That's creepy. If you want to wait until she's done, that's fine, but you're not going in there while a girl is in the damn shower. Eeew. I guess finally the other guy dragged him off.

In related news, my vague hope of my mother being able to keep the place like this has been tempered with reality- it's been four days and the fridge is already ridiculous again.

☁ Speaking of library, I got my fees taken care of and I have a shiny new card (because even though they're on a library system with 20-some odd others, the one close to me has to be "special", as per usual. Typical of the town I live in. So... I can actually take stuff from the library again! Yay! \o/

☁ I just slept for 14 hours... and I'm still sleepy. Clearly I needed it though. Ugh.

☁ I have a giant zit on my cheek. I still have acne, but this is HUGE. I haven't had one like this since I was a teenager. At least it's going down, albiet a lot slower than I'd like. Mostly it's just embarrassing. I know it was just from stress, but I'm too damn old for this.

☁ The last couple of days have been total "eat everything in sight" days. I probably don't want to get on the scale anytime soon. I might totally break down. It hasn't been quite this bad in a long time. I'm going to have to not eat for a week to make up for it. :/

verloren1983: (Sigh)

☁ Hello all! It is officially D-day and everything is done that can really be done at this point, so I'm sitting at the library on my laptop, which is kind of strange. Something new and different. Also it's closer than  I thought- somehow I made the library out to be this epic journey in my head and it's actually like 10-15 minutes walking, which is nothing. Good to know. Of course, I owe them money from YEARS ago, so I can't take anything home with me, but yanno. It's a nice change of pace. And it gets me the hell out of the house, which is even better. Should've maybe grabbed a couple of movies before I left, though. Oh well.

So basically, this is the plan for today- hang out at the library until the main office closes at 5. Considering my book addiction and that I have my laptop, that's absolutely not going to be a problem except for my current lack of sleep. I have a sandwich and water in my backpack for later, too. :D I don't want to be there for the inspection. I work retail in this neighborhood, yo. I don't need things getting awkward if the person coming in turns out to be a regular, or they randomly come into the store to get something or whatever. You know? It's not my name on the lease, I don't need to be there. I don't want my face associated with the damn mess, especially if things go badly. I don't think it will- Kelly and I did an AWESOME job, if I do say so myself. It's not perfect, but it's clean, except for my mom's room, which is at least somewhat improved. And I think that's what they're looking for- that it's reasonably clean and nothing's a fire hazard. Basically that the place is LIVEABLE. Kelly and I have achieved that. We're still clutterbugs, but there's no helping that. Hopefully they'll look over my mother's room. Even on the offchance that they don't, I know that I've done everything I possibly could in this situation. If there's an eviction, there's nothing I could've done to prevent it. Anyway, whatever, it should be fine, but still. Don't want to be there when it all goes down. I'll probably write a quick note later letting you guys know what's happening and that will hopefully be the last thing you hear about this. YAY. Hell, I'm not going to know what to do with myself now. FREE TIME. IMAGINE THAT.

☁ Just for the record, library internet isn't as bad as you would think, but not as good as I'd hoped. As in, I can read my friends list on LJ, but I can't click on anything. Though DW doesn't seem to be having that issue, so maybe it's LJ. It would figure. Nothing I've tried so far has been blocked either, but I haven't been doing much.

☁ In other news, last night I totally slammed the pad of my thumb in the crease of a folding door hard enough to give myself a blood blister. I may have yelled a string of obscenities. Ow. ;~;

☁ Note to self: the Dunkin Donuts frozen hot chocolate is very yummy (it's chocolatey and a little malty and totally delicious). However, unless they suddenly come out with a kiddie size or something, it's not a good idea. The small is still huge enough to give you a stomachache. :/

☁ In America's quest to fry EVERYTHING, they've now come up with fried Kool-Aid. Yes, I'm serious. I wish I was kidding. Sounds absolutely disgusting. Though it's been brought to my attention that there's fried Coke, too. Eugh. Who EATS this shit?

Okay. This is long enough, and I need to find something to keep me awake for the next almost five hours. Later! \o

verloren1983: (Kitty Ahhhh!)
☁ I was asked to post these, so to my absolute mortification, here you go. These icons are totally Lish's fault. Just... don't even ask. Seriously. Though I need to mess around more with the first one because I still don't like it.

       

☁ Been re-reading some old Harry/Draco fic. Hell, I missed these two. <3 It's totally not helping me write [info]blind_go , though. Pffft. I've also been DL-ing a lot of PoT doujin lately. XDDD

☁ Also fandom related: people have been posting to the kink meme, which is hysterical since it's three years old. I generally still get posts on it every once in a while, but the sudden interest is amusing. :P

☁ And speaking of Harry Potter, couple of annoyances about the new release of Deathly Hallows Part 1. The first is that Walmart had an exclusive on the special edition DVD. Really, WB? I know the studios are trying to push the Bluray, but honestly. I don't have a Bluray player. I have no intention of purchasing one- if I'm going to spend the money, I might as well save a bit more and buy a PS3 so I can play games on the damn thing. STOP TRYING TO SHOVE THE FUCKING BLURAY DOWN MY THROAT.

*ahem*

The other thing that pissed me off was actually in the deleted scenes. Now... when I saw DH1 in the theater, I was incredibly disappointed that it didn't have the scene with Harry and Dudley when the Dursley's were leaving. It was a big moment for the both of them. But guess what? It was in the special features. What the ever loving hell. I think it's WORSE, knowing that they filmed it and decided that it WASN'T IMPORTANT, as opposed to not shooting it (there could've been a number of reasons why they didn't end up shooting it, after all). Seriously. What the fuck, WB.

☁ WHAT THE HELL IS IT WITH RANDOM PEOPLE INSTANT MESSAGING ME LATELY? It's getting ridiculous.

☁ Dear Mother Nature: We had about 50 thousand feet of snow this winter- I promise you, the ground doesn't need anymore water for a while. Possibly the entire summer. You don't need to rain all freaking week. No love, Ver

☁ Class started today. So as part of my first assignment, I'm supposed to be reading at least one book about writing and/or creativity. I have a bunch on my laptop that I have yet to read (in addition to one or two physical ones whose whereabouts are currently unknown), so I decided to look through. Just on the lappy, I have enough that I could read two books a week for almost the entire length of the course. O_o And only three of the 20 are grammar centered. *headdesk* Although on the other hand, it's as good of an excuse as any to get some of those under my belt?

The other part of the assignment is to get a "writer's journal", which isn't a problem because I have a zillion empty notebooks. Unofficial assignments through the course include writing for 10 minutes a day NO MATTER WHAT and to spend at least an hour a week doing something creative besides writing (I'm thinking scrapbooking/playing in photoshop. :D)

Possibly triggery/TMI, who knows. Cut just in case. )

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 02:03 am
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
☁ Random: I've been seeing a lot of selling posts recently, or is that just me? *headtilts* Must be a spring cleaning thing.

☁ .....how did I not know that Gravitation has a sequel? It's Gravitation Ex, apparently. Definitely something to read at some point. Of course, I should probably finish the original manga first.... I purchased the first volume AGES ago and that's as far as I've gotten. <_<

☁ So I purchased the previously mentioned fish oil and vitamin D the other day. Now... I've been sleeping through my alarm for weeks, though somehow always managed to get up by 2:30 anyway so I didn't sleep through work or anything. I have no idea how I pulled that one off. Anyway, my point is... I actually woke up at 1:30 yesterday- I even heard the alarm before that, but I kept hitting the snooze button. XD I don't know if it was a random thing or if SOMETHING I'm taking is having some kind of an effect or what, but... progress, right? :D And it's only been a few days! I don't even care if it's related, I'll take it. :D :D :D

On the other hand, I've been having a lot of headaches recently. I don't know if that's related to something or not. Especially since that tends to happen to me every once in a while. I'll keep an eye on things, I guess.

☁ Yet another "Do I have a rainbow on my forehead?" moment on Sunday. As I've said before, I'm more or less out at work- I don't announce it, but I don't hide it, either. Except that the front store and the Pharmacy don't actually interact, so I don't really deal with them at all. Anyway. Mary and I were talking, and Jackie, one of the Pharmacy people, came up and was inserting her own opinion into the conversation. Mary proceeded to out me (By the way, I'm not upset- as I said, I'm pretty out anyway. It's not a big deal, it was a casual thing and Mary honestly didn't think anything of it. It was a tense for a minute there... there's always that moment when someone first finds out and you freak internally because some people are assholes and you don't know how they're going to react, but it was fine.)... and Jackie DIDN'T EVEN BLINK. Like, wtf. On the upside, she didn't seem to care. But seriously. I'M NOT THAT GAY. *laughter in the background* Erm. <_< Nevermind that one time I took one of those "how gay are you" tests, I got a 95%, and my friend Paul proceeded to laugh his ass off about it. XDDD (I just took it again out of curiosity and got an 88%. Strange.)

☁ I saw a book whose reader summary interested me, but it was very vague and I needed more information. Apparently, there is controversy surrounding this book, which doesn't surprise me considering the subject matter (the Holocaust, for the curious). What does surprise me, and what bothers the living hell out of me, is the fact that one critic implied that there was no way a 9 year old child wouldn't know what was going on, even though he couldn't see anything due to the high fences, because of the smell of death. Really? A 9 year old boy is supposed to know what death smells like? That's not something that's innate. You LEARN that. Just... there really are no words for that. Clearly this man is expecting too much of a small child. A fictional small child at that. I understand that there may well be factual inaccuracies in the book, especially since I haven't read it myself, but you also have to consider that this is FICTION. Historical fiction, but fiction nonetheless, and I'm sure the author took a few liberties here and there. I don't know if it's something I want to read, I already have two books that I can't seem to finish because of difficult subject matter. Not that they're not good, because they are, just... it totally breaks my heart to read, and I know they're going to leave me in pieces in the end. This is probably going to be one of those.

☁ I'm not the biggest tomato fan. They're good on sandwiches and salads and things, but it's not something I like a lot of or would eat by itself- I'm not that fond of tomato sauce either, and I HATE ketchup with a passion. I was getting some salad stuff at the store today (mmmm, salad) and picked up one of those small cartons of grape tomatoes. They're "extra sweet" or something and bigger than I'm used to seeing grape tomatoes being. I tried one when I got home- holy crap, you guys, these things are fucking GOOD. I was eating them like chips before I realized that I had to stop before I ate the whole container in one go. O_o So there's about half left I think. Whoops. On the other hand, better tomato than say, actual chips, heh.

Hikago on the Brain~

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 10:09 pm
verloren1983: (Akira Bliss)
☁ I just found out today that Hikago will finish publishing in English in May! Wooooooooooooo~ Okay, I'm a few volumes behind because they never HAVE what I need when I go to the bookstore, but nevermind. Still, this is exciting. When it comes out and I get the last few volumes, it will be the second COMPLETE series I have- the other being Death Note. .......urgh, I probably look like a total Obata fangirl, don't I? ^_^;;; I HAVE OTHER THINGS, I PROMISE! *flails*

☁ I'm starting to think that I'm going to have to write the evil BG bunny and get it out of my system so I can, you know, come up with a better idea. I even put a cute bunny picture as my cell background to remind myself that I'm supposed to be bunnying- no dice. Argh. It's eating my braaaaaaaaaaain. D:

☁ That being said, I really have to pick up my re-watch of Hikago again. It got frustrating because I was doing screencaps too, so even watching one takes freaking FOREVER. Maybe if I start doing one a day? I won't be done by the time I need to be finished with BG, obviously- I was only 10 episodes in to begin with- but it would be something.

☁ I've started trying to post what I've got of the icon bases, too. I mean, it's been just over a year, holy crap. It's just... a pain in the ass to put them all in the chart. D: (though I found a way to make it a bit easier, thank GOD.) I only had the first two episodes cropped, though, out of the ten I have capped, so I'm currently chopping up episode 3. Oye. Something else to work on. But maybe doing Hikago things will kick the muses into high gear for BG? One can hope.

☁ Some new DS games I didn't know about- Okamiden, for one. A new Kingdom Hearts. You Don't Know Jack, which I remember from the original Playstation and LOVED (Even if it got to the point where nobody would play with me anymore because no one could beat me. Boo.). Some other random RPG's that look interesting too. Clearly I need to keep a half an eye on Amazon. This is what happens when I no longer get gaming magazines and there's no gaming store in the immediate vicinity. I lose all track of shiny new games. XD

☁ Because of this, I discovered that I'm having some trouble with my R4. The new stuff won't work and I'm trying to upgrade it and it's just... not going well, to say the least. *sigh* I finally got it to stop giving me this error:



after about two hours, but the damn games still won't load. Urgh. *headdesks forever*

☁ Also windows decided to freak out on me earlier. Clearly technology hates me today.

☁ Edit: Got an e-mail saying that the release date for the final book in the Eragon series has been announced- the title is Inheritance, and it's set to come out November 8th of this year. Also cover art. You know. For anyone that cares. ^_^;;;
verloren1983: (Computer Friends)
☁ Random stupid question to the flist: What's the difference between a crossover and a fusion? *headtilts* I've seen people refer to one or the other exclusively, but I've never been able to get a solid answer as to what exactly the difference is.

☁ I have some of the best friends EVER. Seriously, I love you guys, you're awesome. I'm so lucky. ♥

☁ Kelly's boyfriend and his parents got her a Kindle for her birthday. I am unreasonably jealous. XD I told her I'd pull some books together for her out of my collection, but I'd have to convert most of them, so we'll see how that goes. ^_^;;; On the upside, this will give me a chance to play with it before I purchase one for myself. Eventually. When I've earned it. :3

☁ Speaking of Kelly's birthday... my baby sister is freaking 25. HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN? O_o

☁ I think I might FINALLY be losing in my chest. My bras are fitting weirdly again, mostly in the cup area. I'm kind of afraid to get measured though, because they NEVER give me good news. Maybe the next time I go get my hair cut. Possibly.

☁ I was reading something in a magazine at work today about how a lot of people have a vitamin D deficiency and don't know it- and how it can cause tiredness and lack of energy. It said that 100% of overweight women have NO vitamin D left in their system by the time March rolls around. Hmmmmmm. That could explain why I've been feeling so crappy and exhausted the last couple of months? Worth a shot, right? Apparently 2,000 IU is recommended for adults, but 5,000 IU if you're overweight (because fat sucks up vitamin D and so reduces how much your body actually gets to begin with, oh joy), and most people don't get anywhere close to that. When the store brand vitamins go on sale at work, I'll probably pick some up. Try it for a few months and see if I feel any better- the article said it can take 1-3 months before you start seeing a change. I mean god, at this point it can't hurt.

☁ Also learned today about supplements: Studies apparently suggest that Omega 3's could be as good as anti-depressants for some people. Hrm. Something else to look into potentially. God, I'm getting old. I'm already taking a multi-vitamin and cinnamon (supposed to assist weight loss and metabolism), though the cinnamon a lot more reliably than the multi, but still. Oh, and I try to remember to take Magnesium during my period because a doctor told Stef that the whole "my stomach rebels against everything I eat" thing during that time of the month could be a deficiency there, but most of the time I forget (so I have yet to figure out if it actually works or not). Edit: I forgot about the fiber gummies. Yes, I'm old and take extra fiber. My stomach is and always has been a finicky bitch, okay? XD Now we're talking about adding MORE vitamins to that. God. Can we backtrack a few years when I never even gave this stuff a second thought? ......on the other hand, I was also about 45 pounds heavier. Never mind. ^_^;;;

Boring crap. :P

Monday, January 10th, 2011 02:34 pm
verloren1983: (My Own Little World)
☁ I transferred a good chunk of money into my savings account. I still left a decent amount in checking for groceries and this week's portion of rent and whatnot... honestly, probably more than I actually need, but then I do need to go get my hair cut this week. We'll see- if I have a bunch left over at the end of the month, I'll put in more.

☁ I'm probably going to start putting $50 in savings every week again. I got out of the habit somewhere along the line. That's bad. Not only does it keep my spending in check (because otherwise my brain will go "Ooooh, I have extra money, I'm going to get a bunch of things that I've been wanting and couldn't afford!" XD), but it helps me save for the bigger things I really, really want. Also a cushion to fall back on would be nice. If I was to be laid off tomorrow, I would be so royally screwed money-wise, and I'd rather that not happen. Plus I need to work on making sure I have money for deposit/first month's rent, that kind of thing. AND saving for that pesky reward system I have set up for my weight loss, which requires me to purchase shiny things as I hit specific milestones. I haven't had to worry about these milestones for some time now, since I've been more or less maintaining my loss, but I'm trying to get things going again. So. :D

☁ Speaking of weight, as of this morning the bathroom scale puts me below a number that shall remain nameless that I haven't seemed to be able to break for the last couple of months. I had been there, but gained about four pounds back. And now they are mostly gone again. :D :D :D :D :D (The Wii Fit scale, of course, is an entirely different thing, as always. Bah.)

☁ Also I've decided that I really, really want an e-reader. Honestly? It's part of the reason I shoved that money into savings. If it's in savings, I don't see it, and if I don't see it, it doesn't exist. That means I don't go to the Amazon website and order a Kindle just because I want one. Though staring at this PDF in all it's black text/white background glory and trying to read is making it really, really tempting. >_<

☁ That being said, I had decided a few weeks ago that I was going to start keeping a list of what I was reading again. I used to, and then I just stopped, somehow. Probably because I was reading a lot less. *cough* However! In 2010 I read a TON and didn't keep track, so this year I'm making a list. My goal for the year is 50 books read (re-reads don't count, but manga does), which considering how fast I read is a freaking JOKE, but whatever. Got to start somewhere, right? I've read four already, since the first, and working on a fifth. I'll grant you that none of these were particularly difficult reading, either technically or emotionally, but still. Considering work and sleep and the fact that I have to take numerous breaks because reading on my laptop for extended periods KILLS my eyes... yeah, I'm pretty damn proud of that. ^_^

☁ As far as writing is concerned... there is now yet another bunny in my head that I'm not sure I want to write. Ugh. I feel like it's been so long that I couldn't possibly remember how to do it properly. Or do the characters justice. Then I think that I probably need a canon review, and then some part of my brain goes "Jeez, wouldn't this be easier with your OWN characters?" And... yeah, it's just this continuing downward spiral. XD I should probably quit whining about it and just freaking WRITE something, possible OOC issues be damned. At least get me going again, you know? At one point I had decided that I would write at least 100 words a day. Maybe I'll try that again. I can do 100 words. 100 words of WHAT is more the question.
verloren1983: (Homophobia)
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I normally don't do these, you guys know that. However... in this case I'll make an exception, because while I know a lot of people would say things like the Bible or maybe Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter or Twilight, I have an altogether different book in mind.

It's called Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence, edited by Marion Dane Bauer, and I honestly think it should be required reading for everyone in high school, maybe even middle school. It's a collection of stories about sexuality- questioning it, coming to terms with it, accepting it, and how people treat you because of it. If you're gay or bisexual, you can relate to at least one of the stories in this book. If you're straight, then maybe you'll get some insight into people that aren't and what it's like for us. There's a saying that goes something like "We're afraid of what we don't understand, and we hate what we fear." Maybe if the general population read books like this, books that promote understanding, there wouldn't be so much homophobia out there. Okay, that's probably being a bit optimistic, but nonetheless. There are some amazing stories in here and I encourage everyone to read it, straight or gay, if you haven't already.

(I will still be doing the "official" NaBloPoMo entry later, at least that's the plan, but I wanted to do this. If nothing else, I don't have to sweat it if I don't get the other done by midnight, right? ^_^;;;)

Hey Look, A Not-Meme!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010 02:12 pm
verloren1983: (Bad Girl)
1. Reading Junjou Romantica online was pissing me off because there's places where they shove two pages onto one and it's impossible to read. So what did I do? Went and spent waaaaaaaaaaaay too much on manga in Borders the other day. The good part is... I have shiny new mangas to read? ^_^;;;

2. I am an idiot. *sigh* So... I've felt like I needed to get drunk for a while now. Just to... I don't know. Forget and act stupid for a while. (Yes, guys, I know drinking doesn't solve any problems and all that. I very rarely drink, partially because if I have even one, I feel like shit the next day. So you don't have to worry about me becoming an alcoholic or something, I promise it's not going to happen.) So I went and bought alcohol yesterday and proceeded to get absolutely wasted. To the point of actually being sick, which has never happened to me before and I really don't want to do it again. Highly unpleasant, especially with no warning. Didn't help my stomach any that the only thing I'd had to eat was Chinese food, either. :/ So yeah, REALLY going to try to not repeat that particular experience.

I think really, that just comes down to not stopping. Like usually when I get drunk, I stop drinking. But last night... I had my reasons and the whole thing was just epically bad timing all around, so I felt the need to continue. And at some point I must've hit my limit and been too freaking drunk to realize it. Lovely.

On the upside, while I do feel like crap, it's not any worse than normal after drinking from what I can tell. Surprising. Of course, we'll see once I actually really get moving and go to work and everything. REALLY should've done this Tuesday night for so many reasons...

Hindsight is 20/20, I guess. Dammit.
verloren1983: (My Own Little World)
1. So I finally got around to actually sitting down and reading The Lovely Bones, which I've been meaning to do for MONTHS. Even with continually stopping to do something else distracting, it was a quick read. Verdict? Beautifully written, but depressing as hell. When I first saw the movie, I thought that they spent waaay too much time focused on the heaven bit and not enough on the living people bit. The book only reinforces that opinion, really. Heaven, death, is not the point. Life is the point. Horrible things happen, but life continues. Maybe not the way it was before, but it does, it has to for those of us that are left behind. What other choice do we have?

...now, of course, I need to decide what to read next in my pile of "been meaning to read" books. Hmm.

2. FMA manga is done. I... can live with the ending. I don't want to say much more to avoid potentially spoiling people, but... yeah. Roy's ending is a little too neat, though. I think that would be my sole complaint about how things worked out.

3. Speaking of manga, RAWR, where is the Hourou Musuko update? *pokes the mangaka with a stick*

4. Thinking about picking up SW again... though I don't know if it would be with Al. Probably. I miss playing him. Not that I was ever that active, heh. Character squatting FTW? On the upside, it would be a chance to create a not-sucky username for him. The only problem there is that I suck at coming up with clever usernames. Pfft. Also I'm not sure how re-apping would work. *groan* I hate writing apps.

5. Haven't been wearing my claddagh ring recently... it's weird. I have my reasons for it (mostly, I'm just not sure how to wear it at the moment), but it's just... I've been wearing the damn thing so long now that I feel a little naked without it. Problem there is that I don't own any other rings to replace it. Damn my fat fingers. XD

6. Possible TMI territory, but eh. Don't like bra-talk, don't read any further. :P

The band on my bras have been seeming loose, so I borrowed a tape measure and did some measuring. The Good News: My band size IS smaller- I've gone from a 42 to a 38. \o/ The Bad News: My cup size has only gone down an inch... so not nearly enough in comparison to my band size. There's a 10 inch difference between the cup and the band now instead of 7. Which means that I'm not even ON Lane Bryant's chart anymore. The highest they go is 9, which is an H. SOB.

Really, that just means that I need to go get measured properly... at some point. My old bras are still fitting more or less okay, so I'm not terribly worried about it at the moment. But GUH. This is the biggest thing I was afraid of with the losing weight thing, and now it's HAPPENING. If I end up with freakish measurements, I'm NOT going to be a happy camper. You hear that, body? CUT IT OUT. >|


Okay, I have to go get laundry out of the dryer and whatnot, so I'll shut up and stop spamming everyone about stupid stuff. For now. ^^;;;

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 05:22 pm
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
Fail, Ver. Epic fail. Way to not post for a month. >_< I am still alive, just kind of... retreating internally, really, thinking about things... and concentrating on other things. Let's update, shall we?

1. I got my hair cut about... eh, three weeks ago. It's REALLY short. Really, really short. I've never had it this short. O_o I've been told it suits me, though, and the reactions were fun to begin with because everyone was like "WOAH." One of the supervisors at work saw me from a bit of a distance and didn't know who I was! XD I've only gotten two bad responses so far- one, predictably, from my mother who hates it... and one from a guy at work who made a dick comment about how it was a guy's haircut. Pffft. I mean, in all fairness, it CAN be. If I push the bangs back, it looks VERY butch. But I don't wear it like that at work, and the bangs definitely soften it. So I can have it both ways and I kind of love that. All in all... I think I might keep it. I think I'm still getting used to it because it's a HUGE adjustment, but I like it, and I like how easy it is. And I know it looks okay on me because the reactions from even people I don't know (customers at work) has been positive to the point of being overwhelming.

2. Still continuing on the weight loss thing. I've lost 16 pounds now, also considering that I'm bloated from my body hating me. (It's particularly bad this time around- I was so nauseaus yesterday I had probably about half the calories I should've eaten. Bad, I know, but I felt like I was going to throw up without even eating anything. No need to encourage things along. Felt just as nauseous today, but doing a little better on the food front. Still not what I need, but better.) I actually ran... well, jogged for six minutes the other day. That's a huge deal. That would've been impossible for me before. So there's improvement! I'm not seeing any changes besides the weight loss and the exercise thing, but it'll happen. ^^ Can't wait till my pants start falling off~ But first is hitting and holding under my first goal, which should be soon. Then I'll be able to get Final Fantasy XIII~ :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

3. [livejournal.com profile] blind_go ... I probably should've just defaulted. Seriously. NOT my strongest showing this time around. You guys will see once reveals come up. *sigh* Serves me right, I guess, waiting until the day of deadline to really sit down and work on it. >_<

4. Coworker thinks I should get tested for endometriosis. The only problem with that is that it kind of requires surgery for a diagnosis, and on top of that, apparently most insurance won't even cover it unless you've tried to get pregnant and failed. Because, apparently, the horrifically painful periods aren't bad enough to warrant a diagnosis. Would I be willing to get surgery for something like that? Probably not, especially since it's a passing suspicion really, but it still pisses me off that it's not even an option. So, you know, whatever. That's so not happening. Something to keep in the back of my mind, I guess?

5.Started going through my books today in search of things that I'm willing to part with... because I do NOT have the space for all these books. Sigh. I have seven so far, but that's only the top two shelves of my big bookcase- that's not even including all of the other places I have books stashed. I know there's other ones too, so it should be at least 10. Maybe even closer to 20. This is... kind of painful, but I need to do it. At least start. There's books all over my room, so it's not something that's going to be funished until I actually clean the damn thing. Double sigh. The only question is, what do I -do- with them?

6. More fandomish stuff: I started watching Glee, because I kept hearing about it. My god. It's a TRAINWRECK. That's the only reason I'm still watching the damn thing- it's like when you see a car accident on the side of the road and you can't look away. D: Also, I think we've established before that I'm a masochist. XD I never really understood the big deal about autotuning until I watched this. It's horrible. It ruins the music for me. Bah. Which wouldn't be so bad if pretty much every character wasn't horribly written. All of them are either flaming assholes or completely two dimensional. Often both. *cough*Kurt*cough* So the show itself is bad on top of ruined music... NOT a good combination. People love this show WHY? DOES NOT COMPUTE. O_o

Also finally saw Sherlock Holmes, which I really liked. I came out of it NOT shipping Holmes/Watson, though. I see where people get that from, but... it actually screamed BROMANCE to me as opposed to OMG OTP FOREVER. Eh. Which is actually how Kirk/Spock in Star Trek Reboot hit me too. I would read fic if I came across it. But I don't ship it.

...does that mean my yaoi fangirl card gets taken away now? D:

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 04:54 am
verloren1983: (Chi)
1. THE LAPPY HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN ORDERED. *\o\* *\o/* */o/* It's not the best laptop in the world, but unless it doesn't work at all, (*sob*) it's GOT to be better than what I have, you know? Maybe next time I'll save up more and splurge on a better system. But for now? This is GOLDEN, and $450 is more than enough to be spending. It's not the original one I had been looking at because wal-mart took that one off their site *grumblegrumble*, but this one I found on newegg is more or less the same thing AND it's 50 bucks cheaper. SCORE. That leaves me with more money to buy accessories- like a freaking USB mouse, since it doesn't have a PS/2 port.

2. Speaking of which- I'll need a name for the new computer. Suggestions, flist? :3 Something reliable oh god please. XD Also, keep in mind I have or have had in the past: Ed, Alphonse, Isumi, Kuwabara (baaaaad idea, that one XDDDD), Ochibi (surprisingly good tempered, actually), Oishi, Vivi, and possibly another that I'm just not thinking of at the moment. For various devices, obviously, not just computers. :D

3. I have managed to lose my DS. I wasn't worried at first, but now I'm seriously not finding it and I'm starting to freak out. D: It's got to be around here somewhere, though, seriously. WHERE ELSE DO I GO? XD

I'm beginning to think it's run off to the same place that my mp3 player disappeared to. Must be some kind of heaven for electronic devices. D: Come baaaaaaaaack!

4. Don't remember offhand if I mentioned, but we did actually get that Wii. It's neat. I haven't really done much with it yet, though, aside from downloading and playing a couple of old school games. Adventures of Lolo, FTW? ^_^;;;

5. Finally got around to finishing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I say finally because I've been reading it off and on for several months now. Actually, recently Kelly saw me with it and made a comment which prompted the following conversation:
Kelly: You're STILL reading that?
Me: Meh, it hasn't really caught my attention yet.
Kelly: ...er... you're more than halfway through it.
Me: ................
Aaaaand that about sums up my stance on the book. It just never really captured me. There were a few things that had me giggling, none of which I can remember offhand, but overall... meh. I've never been big on sci-fi, and clearly this book is not an exception. Give me dragons over robots any day of the week, seriously.

Am now reading Czars by James P. Duffy and Vincent L. Ricci. Muuuch more interesting. I'm such a history geek. XD


On that note, I should probably go to bed. ^_^;;; Night all!

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Sunday, July 20th, 2008 01:30 pm
verloren1983: (Apathy)
*sigh* Apparently you guys can't decide either, because the poll came out 50/50. XD So... I guess I'll just have to figure it out on my own or something? XDDD

Work last night was hell. I was -lucky- to get out by 10:30- I was ringing all night because Henry called out, and then I couldn't start anything until 10 because there was this freaking brain damaged lady doing two photobooks for TWO AND A HALF HOURS that I had to babysit. What killed me is toward the end she was like, "Lucky you had time for this." I'm like........ uh, no, actually, I didn't. Luckily, Mary helped a little, doing what she could between customers. She knows what this woman is like, so I think she just felt sorry for me, but whatever. XD Plus there was this guy trying to scam us- again, on the photobooks that were on sale. So...... yeah, yesterday was LOVELY.

[community profile] fifthmus count: 923. *headdesk* Trying to squeeze more words out of this is like trying to get freaking blood out of a rock. And we all know by now how description is NOT my thing. XDDDD *dead*

I haz Phoenix Wright doujin. And they're just perfect. *squees* Hmm. I guess I should probably find a place to put my growing collection of these, huh? Most of them are still FMA, but whatever. XD This is kind of like how I need to find room for all my books? *shifty eyes* Akichan suggested selling some and I was like "NO! I just need more space for them, that's all!" XDDD Worse come to worse, I can always pack some away as I work on cleaning my room. I guess. If I have to. XDDD

I'm getting close to the end in Lost in Blue 2, unless I choose to do some more fooling around and exploring areas I didn't bother with, or building the two tree houses. *cheers* Not sure if I'm going to do that, though. I kind of don't particularly want to, and I have too many unfinished games sitting here to justify screwing around for no reason on one of them. XDDD

Alright. It's almost 2. I need to find something of reasonable substance to eat and get ready for work. I guess. Oh, and mom wants me to take out two bags of garbage before I go. *sigh* Later!

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 09:17 am
verloren1983: (*Blush*)
GAH. TWO DAYS IN A ROW. Monday it was video games, and yesterday, Stef and I were at Barnes and Noble, and......... *sigh* I'm telling you, zero self control. XD So... my new shinies:

-No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty (We all know plot is basically the bane of my existence as a writer. So... hopefully this will help with that. I'll let you guys know how it is. Though the cashier gave me a high recommendation. It was fun, talking about plot and characters and writing with a live person for a change, even if it was only for a few minutes. ^_^ Not that I don't love you all (<333), but online is different, and it was like, 'wow, it's nice actually talking to someone about this stuff.' You know? Or maybe you don't and I sound like a jerk, in which case, I apologize. I mean no offense. ^_^;;;;;;;;;; )
-The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (I remember reading this in high school and LOVING it, so I picked it up. I'm now on chapter three and have one comment: <3)
-Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver (Apparently, a sequel to the previous.)
-xxxHolic Volume One- CLAMP (Going to try it, and we'll see how it goes.)
-ALL FOUR TEMERAIRE BOOKS. BECAUSE AI KEEPS TALKING ABOUT THEM AND THERE WAS A SET OF THE FIRST THREE ON DISPLAY THAT CAUGHT MY EYE AND GUH. And it drives me up the wall when I'm in the middle of a series and don't have the next book, and can't get it, so... yeah. Got the fourth one too. >_< Never mind that I don't even know if I'll LIKE these books. I've bought whole trilogies without reading them first, but that's always been when I've already been familiar with the author. I'm really hoping I don't end up regretting this.)

After shopping and spending WAY too much money, Stef and I went back to my house for the specific purpose of playing DDR. I only have one pad, so we played by just switching off on songs. The end result? It was seriously fun, we played for over four hours, and Stef is seriously considering getting a second pad for us so we can actually play against each other. XD

On that note, I should probably go back to bed. *yawns*

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 12:46 pm
verloren1983: (Tiger)
1.
2. I got hit on by an old guy the other day. *shudders* Ugh. Why is it always babies or perverted old men? XD

3. I've officially started buying healthier food. It's something I've been needing to do, really. We'll see how long that continues. First the food, then the ungluing the ass from the chair thing. Joined sparkpeople with the intent of actually using it- I know I'll forget to track stuff, because I'm like that, but there's lots of other stuff on there. And it's free, yay!

4. Eye appointment in a little more than an hour and a half. I kinda don't feel like going. Of course I'm going to, though, and a shower might change my mind a little bit.

5. I've been reading a lot of manga lately. ^_^ 3-7 of Loveless (WHY ISN'T 8 OUT YET, DAMMIT!)... well okay, that's it right now, but that's just in the last couple of days. ^_^;;; And only at work. On the other hand, the nintendogs have been neglected in favor of this. Meh. I've also got 5-9 of Fullmetal Alchemist and 1-2 of Prince of Tennis sitting on my bookshelves that I haven't even touched yet. And then there's a bunch of regular books that are the same- bought them, haven't picked them up. I should work on that. I can't keep buying books when I haven't even read the ones I've got. ^_^;;;

6. The first two episodes of Bleach were... weird. I finally watched it, and I'm like... "Okay, this is special..." XD We'll see how the next few episodes go. I'm a little bit intrigued now.

7.  A co-worker is pregnant. I'm happy for her, because I know she and her husband have been trying. ^_^ I work with both of them, actually. Kevin's the one that told me. He amused me, though- he was telling me how Jess is blaming him for everything now.  He was like "What? I did my thirty seconds." XDDDDDDDD Well... at least he's honest about it, I guess. XD

8. Computer's getting pissy. I think I'll turn it off when I go take a shower and go to my appointment.

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Thursday, January 17th, 2008 02:24 am
verloren1983: (Sigh)
So I went to the mall today, with the express purpose of bra shopping. The verdict? Meh. I couldn't seem to find anything that fit right. I could've spent more time, but after five bras I was pretty sick of it and left. So, basically, it was a giant waste of time. I suppose I just wasn't in the mood to deal with it today? But... I came home and borrowed Mom's tape measure and measured myself. I... really didn't want to know. Assuming I did it right, I'm a 42H. O_o "H" in this case stands for "Holy fuck", naturally. XD

I went in Borders, though, since I figured that I might as well make sure that the trip wasn't a complete wash. Er... yeah. Volume 11 of Hikaru No Go, Plum Lovin', and volumes 2-7 of Loveless came home with me. <_< Did I mention that I still haven't read the manga that I got a couple of weeks ago? XDDD Epic fail, Ver. Seriously.

One of these days, I'm actually going to learn how to use chopsticks without dropping my food on myself. Today is not that day. *headdesk* On the other hand, I picked up a package of Oolong tea in the Chinese takeout place, since they had them free. I'm curious to try it. ^_^

Kelly's all pissed off at me now because I won't leave the bedroom so she and her boyfriend can be in here and fool around. O_o Dude. I mean, of course she didn't say that, but she said they wanted to be "alone". Now... they're alone out in the living room as it is- the only thing is, obviously, that they can't lock anyone out, so either my mother or I could walk in on them. Hence why they want the "alone time". Honestly, she thinks I'm so stupid when it comes to this stuff. XD

I did nothing the two days I had off. *sigh* At the very least, I need to do a load of laundry before I go to bed. I have zero clean clothes for work tomorrow. >_<

...So I took the floppies off my desk, right? You know what I was just forced to put there in place of them? Manga. O_o I'm running out of places to put books. Seriously. All I can think of right now is Sciezka in Fullmetal Alchemist, when they first met her and she was buried underneath a pile of books. XDDD
verloren1983: (Thinking)
Honestly, when will I ever learn? You’d think, by now, I’d realize that going into a bookstore is a definite bad idea, especially when said bookstore is new and still as unorganized as all holy hell (I’m hoping it’ll get better, but if not I’m really not planning on going in there again. It’s just about impossible to find anything in there.)… so yeah, I spent money that I really didn’t have to begin with. On the upside I got eight books and only spent a little less than $40... Which definitely is NOT bad, considering. Though I didn’t find the one book I was looking for… again, it was VERY disorganized.

1) Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry- Mildred D. Taylor (I had to read this for sixth grade English and loved it… so when I saw it I just had to pick it up.)
2) Sea of Time- Will Huffell (It looks interesting. *shrug*)
3) Ella Enchanted- Gail Carson Levine (Ever since I saw the movie I’ve wanted to read the book)
4) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer- Mark Twain (I used to have this when I was a kid, but it got destroyed somewhere along the line… what I didn’t realize until I got home and was putting the books away, however, is that this is an “adapted” version… so I’m not sure how much of Twain’s original stuff is still intact.)
5) Uncle Tom’s Cabin- Harriet Beecher Stowe (I’ve been meaning to read this since I first heard about it at thirteen and never got around to picking it up. So here we go.)
6) The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald (I find the 20’s interesting, and by association this is interesting. Another book introduced to me thanks to school)
7) Ancestors of Avalon- Diana L. Paxson (Yes, another Avalon book… I’m definitely going to finish “Mists of Avalon” before I even attempt to start this, though)
8) High Druid of Shannara: Straken- Terry Brooks (Like with Tom Sawyer, I need to learn to look at the back of the book just a little, just because this is part of a trilogy. Which would irritate me to begin with because I don’t have the rest of the trilogy to continue reading, but to top it off, this is the last book in the trilogy. Damn. Which means I can’t really start reading this until I get through the first two books. Well… I could, I guess, but everything would be confusing… and where’s the fun in that?)

In other news, my little friend is here, but she’s not causing many of the usual problems, which is good. For one thing I can actually eat… and the cramps were minimal… the only bad part is, the other thing about these visits that causes problems is still there (the quite painful allergic reaction I have to the necessary hygiene products). Oh, and now I have no money, so I can’t go to the health store to see if they have something natural I can use that I might not be allergic to… which means, unfortunately, I’m just going to have to deal with it and be in pain for the next week and a half to two weeks. Great.

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