verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
I've been called a Hikago BNF twice recently- once by someone I don't even know, but who apparently knows me. Can I tell you how weird that is? It's fucking weird. I'd ask if that meant that I need to start throwing random hissy fits and collecting minions to do my evil bidding, but the same things that probably make me a BNF also make at least half the of currently active fandom BNF's, so that probably won't fly. XD Guess I'll have to be a nice one. Come on, what fun is that?

(The minions would be nice, though, not gonna lie.)

Really regretting not asking for Hikaru/Waya for the Hikago exchange, because I've been hit by "ZOMG WANT THAT" really hard lately completely at random, and there's just not that much of it. Then again, asking for it wouldn't have necessarily meant I would've gotten it, either. Oh well.  Hopefully other people will write it and I'll be able to enjoy. ^_~ (Or, yanno, if people want to write it in the meantime, I certainly won't object. :P)

Speaking of the Hikago exchange: the good news is that I've reached the minimum word requirement, at least according to Open Office. The bad news is that it's nowhere close to done. What happened to my ability to write short fic? ARGH. (Well, okay, admittedly it would go faster if I wasn't going about it sideways, but that's what kind of has to happen with what was asked for, soooooo I'm doing my best to actually do what my recipient wants. ^_^;;; )

Pride was today. \o/ It was pretty fun, hung out with some people, though also overwhelming for someone as introverted as I am. I'm totally freaking EXHAUSTED now and it's honestly probably going to take me at least a week of avoiding IRL interaction to recover psychologically. (Notably, there was a table for a mental health organization or whatever- I grabbed a booklet on anxiety disorders. Heh. ^_^;;; ) On the upside, I got a really cute purple tank top with a rainbow butterfly on it. It's rainbowy but not in your face rainbowy. I'll have to try to remember to take a picture of it later. :D Also, Melissa Etheridge came over and did a song a cappella just for the hell of it since she was in the area for a concert anyway, which was awesome. In case you've ever wondered- she's amazing live. So now you know. ^_~ I also managed some free stuff, including a rainbow button with "Atheist" on it, some random stickers, and a few books. (For the curious-  Woman in Sexist Society: Studies in Power and Powerlessness, Two To Conquer by Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence.) I actually left about a half hour early and didn't go to any of the after parties- I thought about it, but the bottom line was that I was totally fried. So were the people I was with, so I would've had to go solo, which I'm not comfortable with anyway. It's just as well.

It's been a very rainy June so far, so naturally, there have been lots of mosquitoes out and I've been getting freaking EATEN ALIVE. Seriously, there are 8 bites just on my right foot alone. ;~; I've been trying to keep benadryl on the worst places which helps, but it still sucks and I'm still a mess. SO ITCHY. And I've been growing out my nails a little bit, so I'm doing a lot more damage by scratching than I normally would. One of the reasons I hate summer- bugs love me. Ver blood is apparently delicious. (And no, before anybody asks, things like Off that are supposed to keep bugs away have never worked for me, even when I was a kid. I would be outside with my family after everyone was coated with the stuff and I would literally be the only one getting bitten. Ugh ugh ugh.

And in other news, my diploma arrived in the mail yesterday! Wee! So now that's safely tucked away in its folder. Pretty cool. ^_^

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Saturday, June 7th, 2014 01:27 pm
verloren1983: (Cookies)
Just in case anyone didn't see this and it's something you're interested in: Reading Rainbow kickstarter! Like a lot of people, I grew up with this show. They do such important work. The stats that 25% of kids grow up illiterate are horrifying and need to change, so donate and/or signal boost if you can. (As a side note, Reading Rainbow is apparently a few months older than  I am. That's... weird.)

God, the ED song for season 2 of Natsume is absolutely gorgeous. *_* Well, the ED in general, but the music in particular.  I actually really like the OP song, too. And snow bunny! <3 It's also highly entertaining that while Natsume is clearly still annoyed by Natori, he's also starting to get a little blushy around him, too. Cute, but guh, Natsume, find someone your own age to be blushy around, god.

I have, sadly, moved on to season 3, but on the upside- I've learned that the name of the couple who have taken Natsume in is Fujiwara, which basically had me cracking up. Go figure. (I don't think they said that before- I would've remembered something like that.)

I am now officially signed up for two exchanges and am attempting to work on stuff for the next round of BG (not to be posted anytime in the immediate future, nobody panic XD And even then, it's a totally different thing- you'll see what I mean). Oh, and even though the Shipswap thing was supposed to be a one-shot, I have a sequel/chapter 2 bunny that's insistently nomming on my brain. Plus one of the prompt/requests that I didn't end up with in the one exchange is also doing bad things in my head. Oops. On the upside- while I don't actually have any ideas for the exchanges yet, I'm working hard on those, and I adore at least one of the prompts that were given to me and have decided at least on a basic level what I'm doing for each. Sort of. NPT is going to be harder, not going to lie. Plot is required. :/ And, also on the upside, I can just sit on that prompt I didn't get and see if the writer assigned to that person actually writes that one. If they do, I'm home free and can just read~ If not, uh, I guess that's another one for the evil bunny list. XD

Just started watching season 2 of Orange Is the New Black- Piper still annoys the living fuck out of me. Yaaaaaaaay. -_-

I didn't end up calling about the audit because I was advised not to, but I responded to the notice online along with a bunch of pdf's (after an edit from Ai to get more to the point and get rid of the irritation that snuck in at the end, heh), so that's done. As I said to Ai, since I responded in a timely manner, hopefully they'll return the favor and not keep me in suspense for ages. Even more hopefully, they'll have good news. *fingers crossed*

★ In more RL stuff, I just went and looked up the academic calendar for the next school year (I'd been meaning to, but what finally kicked me in the ass was that I needed to know when I was going back so I could tell the loan people, so they don't start sending me bills in November. So now that's taken care of, I'm just waiting for a confirmation email from them on that.). It's sort of weird, because I actually get days or at least SOME time off for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur now, which has never actually happened to me (I've never been at a school where they acknowledged religious holidays that weren't Christian). So in the fall at least, there's a decent spread of days off. AND I GET A REAL SPRING BREAK! I'm so stupidly excited about this, I can't even explain it. Both of my years in college, we've gotten two or three days for spring break, so having a full week is a BIG DEAL. It's kind of early, though- mid March, which kind of sucks because here in New York, the weather is still super crappy at that point in the year. But whatever. IT'S A WEEK. <3

★ Aaaaaaand last but not least, because Cecilia Tan is evil, I'm going to drop this link here for Daron's Guitar Chronicles. It's an LGBTQ themed web serial and is fabulous and I encourage you all to read it. Strongly encourage. *eyeballs* Nah, I'm kidding, obviously to each their own and whatnot and you don't have to if you don't want to. :P



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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 02:23 pm
verloren1983: (Default)
The promised five questions from [personal profile] chagrined ! If you want questions, let me know and I'll come up with something. Probably. XD

1. What is your favorite baseball moment in Oofuri?
Oh man, I don't even know. I love when Tajima is telling everyone when to steal, does that count? XD

2. What types of porn do you most like to write?
Hmm. I had to think about this one a bit. I think one of the things I most like to write is when there's some kind of back and forth exchange going on- whether it's struggling for control (*cough*HikaruandAkira*cough*) or talking or whatever. Consent is an absolute must for me, which is probably why you often see repeated checking in with my fic, sometimes even to the point of annoying the character being asked. Um...  I like writing blow job fic, for some reason? And I love writing penetrative sex. It's awesome (probably because *cough* that's how I feel about it in general? XD), even though yes, I know that not everyone likes it or does it and I try to represent that as well. I think that sort of answered the question?

3. What's a pairing you ship but have never written a fic for?
Uh..... Ogata/Isumi? I just have a hard time writing Ogata in general, really. It's why I rarely write him, and when I do, it's just a cameo. XD

4. What's the best vacation you've ever gone on?
When I went to go visit my older sister in Texas in... what, 2010? I went with my younger sister, and even though we were kept busy with all sorts of things (museum/beach/concert/etcetcetc), it was a lot of fun. I actually got to swim in the ocean! :D And I discovered the fun of multiplayer Super Mario Wii. :P

5. Do you have any entertaining injury stories?
I wasn't one of those kids that played rough- I was the kid in the corner with a book- so I don't really have many injury stories at all. I've never broken anything. The only thing I can think of is the time I sprained my ankle. This was YEARS ago. My younger sister and I were walking home from someplace, I don't remember where. It was winter. We saw a plow coming up behind us and didn't want to get a bunch of snow shoved on us, as plows tend to do on sidewalks, plus we were dumbasses, so we started rushing to get to a driveway or something to get out of the way. Well, I slipped and fell, and it turned out that I sprained my ankle badly enough that the doctor said it would've been better if I'd just straight up broken it. So yeah, that was fun.

I guess there was also the time that I was ridiculously drunk and went to lean back and accidentally banged my head on a coffee table REALLY hard. I woke up the next morning with the migraine from hell and so many bruises, I didn't even know what the hell had happened. I'm still not sure, and I'm not entirely sure I want to know. O_O

verloren1983: (Chi)
(for the December posting meme- [personal profile] jet )

What is the best pairing of all time?
Oh man, this could be such a complicated question, but I'm going to answer it in two primary ways. First, I assume that when you say this, you mean "OTP of all OTP's"- I don't think it'll surprise anyone when I say that there's no contest on this one- Hikaru/Akira, hands down. Period. I seriously didn't even have to think about it. If some awful, evil person said I could only read or write one pairing ever ever again, I would choose them. Of course I would miss the others terribly, but that's why these questions are hard. The bottom line for me is that they are my favorite and they're the ones that I always go back to, over and over again.

The other way I can read this question has to deal with firsts, which brings us to Harry/Draco. Harry Potter was my first fandom, and they were my first OTP. It was them that led me (eventually) to anime- more specifically, Hikago- and it was a downhill slope from there. So you could possibly argue that Harry/Draco should be at the top of this list, since it's what started everything, if you really wanted to. 
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 )

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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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Saturday, July 20th, 2013 06:46 pm
verloren1983: (Cookies)
☁ BG- It's um, going. Sort of. There is a not even half baked idea, and there are words, at least? We'll see. <_<

☁ It's been BRUTALLY hot and humid for the last week or so, but thankfully it's about 15 degrees cooler today and the humidity is supposed to FINALLY break overnight, last I heard. Thank god. Seriously, the other day it was fucking 97 with a heat index of 106. And yes, I know to some people that's not a big deal, but I live in freaking upstate NY. IT'S A BIG DEAL HERE. When it's hotter here than in Miami? Or AUSTIN? There's something wrong. I saw a thing on facebook the other day where somebody was like, "I think NY weather is broken" and that about covers it. It was seriously hellish. Kelly went up to the boyfriend's house last night (she even tilted her fan towards me before she left, heh), so I took the opportunity to strip down to my underwear and slept that way. I woke up feeling nice and cool, it was GLORIOUS.

☁ Speaking of heat, my laptop has... not been dealing with it well. Like it turned itself off several times the other day because it was overheating. I'm not entirely sure whether it's the heat/humidity or whether it's something more serious, like the laptop is dying, but in the meantime I'm attempting to find my cooling mat and taking "keep temperature down" measures- blew out the vents/fan/everything I can get to, energy consumption is set to power saver, the battery has been taken out, have the vents pointed at my fan, and I'm trying to run as few things as reasonably possible. Right this split second it's running around 150, which is pretty normal, but again, that's with all that stuff going on AND it's cooler today, soooooo I dunno. I really don't want to buy a new laptop. :/ (Mostly I don't want Windows 8) It wouldn't be AS big of a deal, considering I have the netbook, but home internet hasn't worked on the netbook ever since the cable company changed our router box. :/ I copied a bunch of stuff to the external HD anyway, in any event.

☁ It's mostly been too hot to clean really, but I did get the giant pile of crap in front of the closet cleared out, so I can actually- gasp- get in it now. Shocking, I know. In theory, that should make it easier, but now that I don't have a clear directional goal (like "get to the closet"), I'm feeling a little lost. But I guess... as long as I keep chipping away at it, it doesn't matter, really.

☁ Anime: Not a whole lot happening there. I knew I'd burn myself out eventually, because that's what I -do-, and it seems like that's what's happened. I'm still watching the new stuff as it comes out (Free is still fun, Brothers Conflict is still terrible, Silver Spoon I haven't really made up my mind about yet), and I managed to watch another ep of Tsuritama (it's still weird), but that's really about it. But this is normal. I'll cycle through some other media for a while before I come back to inhaling anime again. ^_^

☁ I did watch a couple of episodes of Doctor Who, so I'm now a few episodes into series 5 now. After seeing a few episodes with 11... I think I like him. :D Also of interest- as 11, Matt Smith is incredibly dorky looking. And not in a good way. He's apparently had a haircut, and he doesn't even look like the same person. Turns out he's totally adorable in a cute nerdy sort of way! O_O *was not expecting that*

☁ Oh, and I played The Walking Dead special 400 Days thing (I don't know if I mentioned it here, but I purchased the download for my xbox, but I won't do that again for season 2- I just don't have the hard drive space on that machine. I'll have to wait on season 2 until they put a disk out. Sadface.) My overall reaction was that I wish they'd picked one or two characters and stuck with them, instead of introducing five in such a short time span. You didn't really get to know anybody, really- though I like what I saw of Wyatt and Russell. Of course, those were the two that decided to opt out at the end. Argh. >_< So I actually have to go through it again... which is okay, because I did some stupid ass shit with Wyatt anyway. Seriously. There's a point where you have the option to try and drag this half-dead guy back to your car or leave him to get eaten by walkers, and for some ungodly reason I was like, yeah, let's drag him. Kelly was watching me play and was like, ".....what are you DOING?" "I DON'T KNOW, OKAY?" Which I guess... is one of the most interesting things about the game, really, since they give you no time to think about your decisions- you just have to go on your gut instinct. I tend to not always think things through to potential consequences, and my decisions definitely tend to lean more towards mercy and helping whoever I can when possible. I'd give examples, but spoilers. :P Which... yeah, can result in some really stupid choices as far as keeping myself/my group alive and safe. Whoops? XD

And on that note, I may or may not lie down for a bit because I have a migraine that doesn't want to go away (usually only napping cures those), and then it's some grownup stuff like laundry and figuring out what to make for dinner, and cleaning. Hopefully working on/finishing this thing for BG. Maybe. XD



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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 01:44 pm
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
I'll be honest here, I haven't really been paying too much attention to LJ/DW- which mostly has to do with [livejournal.com profile] blind_go and work kicking my ass, to be honest. ^_^; But eh. So what's up?

☁ AP form sent out. $25 is a little bit of an ouch just to get a score mailed out, but considering how much one class costs, it's a bargain. Once the school gets that, we'll see about changing the Sociology 100 to Social Psychology. ^^ Still need to call the doctor's office and have my immunization records sent out. Need to do that next week. >_<

☁ I feel like I should say something about Obama and his finally claiming his position for gay marriage. On one hand, yes, this is good. On the other, I have two reactions: one, it's about god damned time; and two, what is he going to DO about it? The announcement is clearly politically motivated, considering the timing, so I just worry that he's going to say this and then nothing is going to come of it. Aside from that, it's a big risk and I'm not convinced that it'll pay off. He may have just won Romney the election.

☁ There is apparently a Thai food place downtown I didn't know about. I've never had Thai food and I'm curious, so... hopefully soon I'll be able to go. Kelly likes this place, so that's saying something. We're trying to coordinate a day to go down when we both have off and it's not super crappy outside... which is more difficult than it sounds, lately. So we'll see. ^_^

Under the cut is random gaming/fandom stuff~ )

...I really should start posting more so these don't get so ridiculous. Eh.

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 02:53 am
verloren1983: (Cookies)
Has anyone else been having issues with Google? I can't search, I can't watch Youtube videos, Gmail won't load, none of it. But the rest of the internet seems to be fine, and I can't find anything about it being down? ARGH. This has been going on for a few days now and I'm getting really frustrated with it. I even tried switching browsers and it was still a no-go- FF had been timing out, but IE flat out told me that Google didn't exist. O_o. So: I'm generally really bad at checking my gmail, but I do know that I have at least one conversation there that I need to deal with, but I can't get into it at all to make a response. I'm really sorry. XD My hotmail username is the same as my gmail? ^_^;;;

FAFSA- done. I was going to do it last week, but procrastinated Tuesday and felt too crappy Wednesday to deal with it. Whoops. Was not as bad as I had been imagining- I could even import my tax returns right into it, which was a neat little trick. The two school applications are also submitted. Am currently trying to figure out if I can get my high school to send my transcript without having to call them. XD Edit: Sweet, I can zip them an e-mail. They ask for a name and address of the person they're sending them to, though, so does that mean I should have them send the transcripts to me and then mail them back out? That seems stupid. I'm confused.


 
Just sayin'. We have been flirting with Death Note since last night for the number 11 animanga spot on AO3, and next is YiGiOh. Weee~ (Though I think DN might've cottoned on to what we're doing, looks like they're fighting us a little. GO GO HIKAGO!) Qem asked me to make a banner and very helpfully proved the YuGiOh pic. Didn't turn out half bad. Lish asked me to make an icon for her the other day, too. She does that on occasion and the request this time was super simple, just a crop and cleanup, but it's just kind of weird to get graphics requests all of a sudden. XD

It's supposed to be GORGEOUS tomorrow- 55 and mostly sunny! Perfect day to walk to the library. :D I've been feeling kind of shut-in, so that will probably be helpful. Maybe I can even get through the rest of the first season of Doctor Who finally, since I seem to have a block about watching it at home for some reason. XD

I am now about an episode and a half through Sherlock. It's an interesting take- Sherlock actually admits to being a sociopath (in the most condescending way possible, which is pretty damn amusing), so that's definitely a different spin on the character than I've seen previously. I'm still not understanding how everyone thinks that Benedict Cumberbatch is so hot- he's rather unfortunate looking, to put it nicely. I really don't get it. I can't even blame it on the lesbian thing, really- I can recognize and appreciate when a man is good looking. It doesn't make me want to have sex with him, but I see it. This guy? Nope. Not seeing it. Fandom baffles me sometimes.

After talking with Ai, I finally decided I need to get my butt back in gear and at the very least keeping track of my food intake again. I've been maintaining (within a few pound range, of course) for long enough. On the upside- apparently I've been averaging around 1700 calories a day  without even TRYING- that's maintenance for where I was when I checked. So not NEARLY as bad as the 2500-3000 I was imagining, eh? :D Sooooooo I've been working on food  again and am really happy with the results. 5.4 pounds since the 20th, and 2.8 pounds just in the last week. I'm not trying to brag or anything, just... happy to get the ball rolling again. ^_^;;;

Long windedness about Rush Limbaugh, Birth Control, and Republicans in General )

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Friday, February 10th, 2012 02:17 am
verloren1983: (Smile)
Real entry coming eventually, but in the meantime, I have seven topics from [personal profile] troisroyaumes  to talk about, so here we go!

Seven Topics Meme! )

Comment if you want topics and I'll try to come up with things that aren't totally stupid. :D

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Friday, September 9th, 2011 06:11 am
verloren1983: (Cookies)
☁ The meme thing went to hell pretty quickly, big shock. I'll catch up on that later so I'm not spamming you all.

☁ BG: Did a partial canon review- the only thing it did was ping my Hikaru/Akira fangirly sense, which most definitely was NOT the intention. Dammit. >_< (Needless to say, I haven't started. I'm hoping to get something going so I don't have to resort to the default. *cough* <_<)

☁ Note to self: Mint extract is not interchangeable with peppermint extract. I bought mint extract in order to make a mint flavored frosting for brownies... only to discover upon re-reading the recipe that it actually calls for peppermint extract despite being called "Chocolate Chip Mint Brownies". Now, all variations of mint are disgusting to me, so I really have NO idea what the difference is between the two. Some research turned up that mint extract creates a kind of toothpaste taste. Not something you actually want to consume. Basically, if you want to have something edible, you need to get peppermint. Good to know for future reference.

☁ On a related note, I've officially made frosting for the first time. It was super easy, though I'm not a fan of food coloring and powdered sugar gets freaking EVERYWHERE even if you're careful, so I'd still rather buy it in a can given the option. I can't honestly tell you whether it's any good or not (eew)... but what I can tell you is that despite the recipe being specifically for the pan size I was using, it was about twice as much as I needed. I put it on SUPER THICK so it's a bit better, but I still have about a cup and a half of frosting left.

☁ Also baking related: How fucking awesome are these? A whole lot of work and even more food coloring, but awesome. Might be cool to do it with two or three colors, too- someones favorite colors for their birthday or something.

☁ I've gone back to not really being hungry... not good. Seriously: I've had roughly half of what I should've had for a minimum and am just not hungry. As it was, about half of what I did have was ust because I went, "holy crap, I should really eat something." I know this kind of thing always passes, but it's still unnerving.

Freaking brilliant. Just saying. Warning for language, but it's nothing worse than what you guys have seen here on occasion with the singular exception of c**t- I -hate- that word, but it's used here to make a point, so I'm okay with that.

....holy crap, how did it get that late? On that note, I really super need to go to bed. Meh.



verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
☁ Hikago peeps: Favor? Can we get some other topics going on the support thread? Please? ANYTHING. It's really super awkward right now and I think it might be preventing other people from posting anything. It is sad making. :(

☁ I put in for vacation time next month- a whole week and a half. Happy birthday to ME! It will be delicious. :3 I haven't really figured out what I'm going to DO for a week and a half, but that's part of the appeal, isn't it? WHATEVER I WANT. :D

☁ This whole favoritism game a couple of people are playing is getting really old really fast. Let's put it this way- if a guy that barely works has noticed, it's a problem. Henry got elected to cover register for a few minutes so I could do my photo stuff at the end of the night. We were both kind of "Bzuh?" about it because he was not the only person available, and little miss perfect wasn't doing anything. Henry was like, "well, she has senority," with an eyeroll, because of course she's barely been there at all compared to the rest of us. To which I responded, "Jeremy wants to fuck her, so she gets to do whatever she wants."   "Well said." XDDD

☁ Why is cologne so expensive? Seriously. It's kind of ridiculous. On the upside- new cologne. More of the Adidas Moves, which is my happy smell, and then I got Usher He, which I -love- but I'm not sure how it's going to work with my body chemistry, so we'll see.

☁ Finished off Hetalia Axis Powers finally. I'd kept putting it off, but I only had 10 episodes left, so might as well finish it, right? Overall? It had it's moments, but eh. I can take it or leave it, really. *shrug*

☁ I started Suikoden III for a bit. I'm reminded quite vividly why I didn't get terribly far into it the first time: the camera is awkward, movement is awkward, graphics are awkward, battles make no freaking sense...  it doesn't feel like a Suikoden game, and I don't mean that as a compliment. I'm trying to give it a chance, especially since I'm still in chapter 1, but. *sigh*

☁ FUCK. I've started to work on the BG playlist, which will be a work in progress for a few days (it's day 2 and I'm in J. XD)... I just got bunnied. I won't say whether it's or not it's something I can actually use for BG (I've got to keep SOME secrets ^_~), but either way it's with a character that I am absolutely NOT comfortable writing. Fuck fuck fuck.

☁ Speaking of bunnies, I had an old evil bunny rear it's ugly head at me yet again other day while Pye and I were discussing BG. She kept trying to tell me that bunnies were cute. The following conversation ensued:

Ver: Pye, it's *******. It's not cute, it's a disaster waiting to happen. >_<
Pye: okay yes, it is
Ver: XDDD
Pye: >_> I mean. it will be troubling

...that's comforting. -_- Sad thing is, the disaster fic is probably the best idea I've got. I have a short list, but everything is half baked at best. *facepalm*

A long one~

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 09:32 pm
verloren1983: (fma: to new adventures!)
Sign ups for Round 12 of [info]blind_go are up. As is the support thread, which is almost empty and quite lonely at the moment. ;~; I have yet to do the rest of the stuff I owe from the last round. *headdesk* And let's not even talk about the rest of the crap I owe. SOB. I did get pinged for a bunny. Unfortunately, I can't use it for any of the owed prompts. I think. *stares at list* Hrm. I'll have to think about that. Might look in the bunny folder too and see if there's anything in there I can work with. Probably not- most of the stuff in there is in the "evil bunny" category, hence it being shoved away in a folder that I try not to look at. :/

☁ Good news: The pendant I ordered came in! It's awesome!
Bad news: Guess what doesn't fit the leather cord I already had? Yeah. The loop at the top is pretty small and it can't get past the metal bits of the cord. I did manage to scramble up a chain for it, and that will work as a temporary solution, but meh. The chain turns my skin green, so I'll have to come up with something.

All in all, I really have to pimp this site. First of all: Five dollar coupon! They have lots of stuff (not just dragons), from pagan jewelry to crosses, celtic to kanji. They shipped SUPER FAST- I ordered on July 29th, but it was around 11pm, so really July 30th. I got it today. Five days. And the pendant is really amazing looking. Even Kelly said it was gorgeous- shocked the hell out of me because she's not into dragons AT ALL. It really is a beautiful piece and I'm quite enamored with it.



☁ Scored a gorgeous Orly nail polish at work for $1.75 (they're normally almost $8). It's called Royal Velvet and is a bluish purple depending on the light. Totally loving it, which is both a good and a bad thing. Good because yay polish! Bad because it's on clearance, so obviously we won't be carrying it anymore. But if it hadn't been on clearance I wouldn't have bought it anyway- I refuse to spend that much on nail polish EVER. I don't care how pretty it is. That being said, this is my first "higher end" nail polish (highest I ever went before was Sally Hansen, usually I buy NYC kind of stuff)... I can't say that I can really tell the difference. Which just supports my view of not spending a lot of money on this stuff, you know?

Also got a pack of stencils for nail art. That didn't go so well. First couple were fine, but then when I removed the built up polish, the stencil curled up and wouldn't uncurl, and it wouldn't lay flat properly to use it again. Meh. I might return it if I remember to later.

☁ I figured out something on Monday which might explain why I've been crawling up the walls- I've only used three days of vacation time. IT WASN'T EVEN ALL AT ONCE. And I never call out unless I'm dying, so there's been no sick time either. So seriously, the last proper vacation I had was last October. It is now AUGUST. Gee. That might explain a few things. On the upside, this means that having the time available to take off around Thanksgiving when Erin comes to visit is absolutely not going to be a problem. ^_^;

I was planning on taking my birthday off anyway, like I do every year. (Hey. I had to go to school almost every year because of when it falls. Too late for summer vacation EVER, too early to hit a break, snow day, or even a freaking field trip. Now that I have the option, I'm not doing anything I don't want to do on my birthday.) SO... might take a week off or something there. I'm kind of thinking I want to go somewhere, though, even if it's just for a few days (because hotels are expensive, yo). Not somewhere too terribly far, since I don't really want to deal with the plane thing if I can help it. So... maybe NYC or Lake George or Philly. Irish Fest is that weekend, but that's in Ballston Spa now. Eeew. I don't know, I have about a month and a half to think about it and do some research. Figure out if can even swing it, financially. We'll see.

☁ Pye got me thinking about old movies/shows last night. Nostalgia~ So! Here are a few things that I was thinking about!
My Little Pony: Escape from Katrina- This is actually the ONLY thing I remember seeing of MLP as a kid. Kind of strange. I don't remember the OP in the beginning, either.
Serendipity the Pink Dragon- Originally a Japanese anime, which I never realized as a kid. OH MY FREAKING GOD the dubbing is terrible (the surprised!noises Bobby makes when Serendipity hatches out of her egg sound like porn, no lie. I had to turn it off. XD), but... MY CHILDHOOD. I loved this movie as a Little Ver. :D
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp/Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp- Another anime that I didn't know was an anime at the time. More bad dubbing, but I've heard worse.
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer- Kind of like MLP, the only thing I remember from this franchise. Once you get past the singing in the beginning, it's actually still amusing to watch.

verloren1983: (*Blush*)
(This is totally fandom related. For those of you who are not interested, I'd suggest you skip this one. :D)

Read more... )

I need to go to bed- I have to at least make an attempt at doing laundry when I get up, since I've failed to do it now. Whoops. I should probably respond to comments tomorrow too before I forget like I usually do. XD

Edit: RARGH. Cutting is finally working again, but the whole thing has a white background that I most definitely did not add. WHY DO YOU HATE ME, DW? WHYYYYYYYY?

Edit 2: Fixed. *stabs at DW* STOP FUCKING WITH MY HTML, GOD DAMN IT.

Mostly Food. Huh.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 05:19 am
verloren1983: (Plot Bunnies)
☁ Note to self: Edy's Slow Churned Light in the Caramel Delight isn't as good as Haagen Dazs' Dulce de Leche- but it's an acceptable substitute. Less calories for more, too- the Dulce de Leche is 290 for 4 oz, whereas the Caramel Delight is 190 for 5.8 oz. Sweet deal!

☁ Saw Tangled- it was cute, standard Disney fare, but it wasn't AMAZING!!! like I'd heard it was. A little disappointing on that score. For sheer entertainment value, I'd still rather watch the (somewhat) older stuff. Give me Mulan, Pocahantas, Hercules, The Lion King, Lilo and Stitch. (*cough* Historical issues aside for some of that <_< ). Disney does their best work when breaking their "helpless princess" mold. I just wish they'd do it more often.

...maybe I'm just getting old, I thought Princess and the Frog was "meh" too. XDDD

☁ Went to Juicy Burger with my sister for the first time on Wednesday. I've been hearing for FOREVER that they were ZOMGSOGOOD. I'll give credit where it's due, they make a mean chicken sandwich- which is grilled, by the way. They don't put mayo on it unless you ask. Plus it has two big slices of tomato and a bunch of lettuce. The worst thing there is the bun, so I can't feel terrible about it. SO GOOD. The fries, however, left a lot to be desired. Very greasy and they definitely could've been cooked a bit longer. Probably won't get those again. I don't mind splurging on fries sometimes- I love me some french fries- but they should at least be worth it, damn. XP

☁ Been listening to this song pretty much on repeat since yesterday... but I'm not going to tell you guys what it is, because it's pinging me a bit for the EVIL BG BUNNY and I don't want to make myself even more obvious than I probably would be if I end up including something with that. If I submit it for BG. Ehehe. ^_^;;;

Also if I end up doing some kind of weird Mulan/Hikago crossover thing at some point, I'm totally blaming my playlist. Just saying. >(

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: (*facepalm*)
Okay, I know it's been a long time. Just over a year, in fact. There are a lot of different reasons for that, a good deal of it being pure laziness, but I figure that at some point I really should continue with this. I have the first 10 episodes screencapped on my computer, after all, so I'm more than 10% into it already. Might as well, right? Also I'm insane.  Anyway, this is the second of MANY parts of my bases project.

Episode 1 is here.

More Notes/Rules/Etc:

1. NO HOTLINKING -PLEASE-. It's not fair to other people if your hotlinking causes the base to disappear because the bandwidth has been exceeded. Save it to your computer or some other web based site or something.
2. They're just bases- you can do whatever you want with them and no credit is required. ^^ Use textures, text, all that stuff if you want to. Be creative!
3. With that in mind, comments would be awesome (but obviously not required either). And it would be REALLY shiny if you showed me your end product if you messed with them, just because I'm curious.
4. There are a few shots here I cropped a couple of different ways. If you would like the original screencap so you can do your own cropping for whatever project you're doing, just let me know which one(s) you want and I'll get them to you.
5. On quality: These are screenshots from fansubbed, downloaded episodes. They are NOT DVD quality, unfortunately, and sometimes this results in base quality that's less than ideal. I've done my best to leave subtitles out of the original screenshots and especially the bases, but that's not always possible with this sort of thing. All I can say is... I tried, and if you want to give it a shot, at least you know which episode it came from? ^^;;; I included bad ones because maybe people would want them anyway, and photoshop can do miraculous things, so I figured it was better to leave them. Also, I did no alterations from the original screencaps aside from cropping.
6. Photoshop uploads these strangely sometimes, so it puts things in whatever order it feels like. In other words, they aren't necessarily in order.


Episode 2~! )
 
Edit: The spacing is weird on the table. No, I don't know why, I copy/pasted just like before. O_o Sorry.
verloren1983: (My Own Little World)
So I've been working on this project for like... forever. Because I'm insane.  Anyway, this is the first of MANY parts of said project. What am I doing? Ages ago I decided that on my second full watch through of Hikago I would go through and take screencaps of stuff. For... iconning, moodthemes, whatever, so I would never have to do this again. So I started doing that, and then I realized that I could crop them into bases and post them for everyone~ So yeah. This is episode 1. Note that I started out doing this just for me, so there's a lack of characters I don't pay too much attention to (Ichikawa and Akari <_< ). I will do better with this in the future and try to be more balanced. ^^;;; Also! Photobucket uploaded these weird and just kind of... put them in whatever order it felt like. So these aren't really in order.

More Notes/Rules/Etc:

1. NO HOTLINKING -PLEASE-. It's not fair to other people if your hotlinking causes the base to disappear because the bandwidth has been exceeded. Save it to your computer or some other web based site or something.
2. They're just bases- you can do whatever you want with them and no credit is required. ^^ Use textures, text, all that stuff if you want to. Be creative!
3. With that in mind, comments would be awesome (but obviously not required either). And it would be REALLY shiny if you showed me your end product if you messed with them, just because I'm curious.
4. There are a few shots here I cropped a couple of different ways. If you would like the original screencap so you can do your own cropping for whatever project you're doing, just let me know which one(s) you want and I'll get them to you.
5. On quality: These are screenshots from  fansubbed, downloaded episodes. They are NOT DVD quality, unfortunately. I've done my best to leave subtitles out of the original screenshots and especially the bases, but that's not always possible with this sort of thing. All I can say is... I tried, and if you want to give it a shot, at least you know which episode it came from? ^^;;; Also, I did no alterations from the original screencaps aside from cropping.

With that said...
Clicky! )
 


Episode two... ahh, eventually. I have through episode 10 capped on my computer already, I just need to do the rest of the work. XDDD

Edit: After some thought (and some VERY careful screencapping), I've decided to add two bases to the end here. ^_^;;;
verloren1983: (AkiHika Snow Cuddle)
☀I can't believe it's December and there's NO SNOW. We had a little the other day, but nothing stuck. This is completely unheard of where I live. Hello, Global Warming. On the upside.... well, there's no snow. On the downside... with there being no snow and also in general being unseasonably warm (still not, yanno, warm, but warmer than it usually is this time of year), it just... doesn't feel like Christmas. D:

☀Did I ever tell you guys that I caved and got Sims 3? Well... I caved and got Sims 3. XD Some things I like, some things I don't. I'm working on a few different things at the moment with that... it's sort of eaten my brain, as Sims tend to do. Oh! Biggest thing I like about this one- I can actually DO OTHER THINGS while simming. With 2, the loading screens took so long after I came back from checking on AIM or firefox or anything that I just wouldn't switch, it wasn't worth it. There's still a slight delay on 3, but it's pretty much insignificant. I -LOVE- that.

☀There is actually a bunny for [livejournal.com profile] fifthmus . O_o I'd have to check, but I think that might be record early. XD It needs developing, and it's certainly not TEH BEST BUNNY EVAR, but it's something at least, and that's better than showing up empty handed. ^_^;;;

☀Continuing the Hikago rewatch, slowly but surely. It's slow going mostly because I'm taking screencaps of... well, a lot. And a lot of times I have to go back and go through stuff slowly to get a particular frame, and... guh. It generally takes about an hour and a half to go through each episode. But! When I'm done with this I'll have screencaps for pretty much anything I want ever, which is pretty cool. At some point I should probably make bases of them and post them for everyone... not all at once, of course, because there's a ton. Maybe 5-10 episodes at a time?

☀Downloaded Liquid Story Binder, just to see. I'm.... so confused. D: This really makes me wish I had a Mac, just for Scrivener (which looks completely awesome). Honestly? I will probably never use this. I would much rather have everything in one document where I can actually FIND it as opposed to ten thousand different files and I can't figure out where anything is. Although maybe that's just me, and maybe I just don't understand this program yet. It's just that at this point, it seems more frustrating than useful. I'm going to try to use this for the [livejournal.com profile] fifthmus fic, though, and we'll see.

☀There was an update to the Mario firefox theme that I loved.... I hate the update. Urgh. But the old one won't work with the most recent upgrade of FF that I just downloaded this afternoon. *glowers* Guess I need to find a new theme. *grumpy grumbling* The good news, however, is that with the upgrade firefox doesn't seem to be continually eating my tabs whenever the window gets closed. So far. This is a good thing and helps Ver to not go nuts.

*EDIT* Actually, there's a really cool Christmas one that I just installed. It's whiter in parts than I like generally, but it's neat so I'll live with it. Here, I will even screencap it for you all because I'm a dork like that. <3 (It's called Tinseltown for anybody that might be interested, btw)

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Sunday, March 29th, 2009 02:05 pm
verloren1983: (Gaming)
Ooookay, it's been a while since I wrote last. Yes, I'm still alive. I'm just... easily distracted by shiny, as you should all know by now. XDDD

1. It's SPRING! *cheers* It gives me the urge to open windows and do some cleaning, but I most likely won't. Well. Definitely not today, anyway, no time. ^_^;;; Maybe Tuesday?

2. This cold just does not want to go away. GAH. It's not anything major, just a sore throat, but it's annoying and makes me not feel my best. GO AWAY, DAMN YOU!

3. I have yet to start either of the fandom challenges I signed up for. *headdesk* Fail.

4. Suikoden has eaten my brain. More fail. ^_^;;;

5. I think I need to revisit Hikaru no Go canon. My characterizations lately are feeling....  I don't know. Completely not right. Maybe it's just me though, who knows.

6. I thought I had a lot to say, but I'm not thinking of any of it now. Meh. Though my mother just came in here bitching about how I need to do this and that before work, when I really don't have time to deal with one of them. You'd think she'd be able to figure that out, since I have to leave in about... 50 minutes? >_<


In any event, I've got to go get ready for work. Fun stuff!

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Sunday, February 15th, 2009 01:59 pm
verloren1983: (Aww Crap)
1. It figures. I sign up for [livejournal.com profile] ihikago , and my body goes "mwahahaha, time to get sick!" BAH. I'm still not really sick yet, just feeling like complete shit, so I'm taking vitamins and hoping this doesn't turn into much of anything. I can hope, right? ^_^;;;

2. Happy belated Valentine's Day! I was going to do a little post yesterday after work, but I ended up being locked out of my room for forever and then I had internet issues, so it didn't quite happen. Though actually, be glad you missed it. PMS brings out the homicidal urges and it... wasn't pretty. Let me put it that way.

I'm feeling a little better on that score, if only because I'm too tired. Homicidal urges require an energy level I'm not quite capable of at the moment. My brain isn't quite here. That should make work extra fun! </sarcasm>

3. For those of you who didn't see it: meta on the gay in Hikaru no Go. Definitely worth a read. A lot of it, yeah, isn't anything I haven't thought myself before, but it also brought up some good points. And the section on names is very, very interesting.

Mrrrr, I suppose I should attempt to start getting ready for work. Or something. -_- Later~

verloren1983: (blind_go (Sanity))
Better late than never...

Round 6 of [livejournal.com profile] blind_go is up. Against my better judgement, as per usual, here is the guessing post. You guys know what to do. Guess here (include a prompt- very important!)- everything will be screened of course, and if you're right you get a drabble from me. Keep in mind that there is no guaranteed time you'll actually get the drabble- hell, I still owe some stuff from round 3. Also, I reserve the right to ask for another prompt if the one you give is too brain breaking. ^_^;;;

At any rate, get guessing! <3


(Yes, I was incredibly lazy and copied this almost word for word from the last guessing post. XD)

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 06:00 pm
verloren1983: (Heh (Hikaru No Go))
Making fun of Hikago is fun. XD I went to Akichan's Anime Club meeting with her yesterday, and they're watching Hikaru no Go- at the Insei arc now- and everybody was making fun of it (in a good way), and laughing hysterically every time Hikaru or Akira started talking about each other, or whenever Ogata decided to try to get them together. Because we all know that there's no subtext in Hikago. It's ALL TEXT. XD Even the guys were agreeing. Best thing of the night, though? The first time they really showed Isumi and Waya talking together- I think it's when they're bashing Kishimoto- one of the girls was like, "Yeah, they're SO fucking." *laughs* Um, yeah, you think? XD

I should probably attempt to pack for Anime North this weekend, as I'm not completely sure when we're leaving tomorrow. Probably early. Ugh. I want to go, don't get me wrong, I just don't want to have to get up wicked early. Because I'm lazy, but you guys should already know that. I should also be reading [community profile] blind_go stuff- I at least want to guess two people, dammit, and the deadline is tomorrow. >_< I've also got a half finished fic sitting here in notepad that I'd brought with me on my flash drive that I should really, really finish. Um.... epic fail, anyone?

Not a lot of anime this time, actually. A lot of The Office. Watched Supersize Me for the first time. Also sort of watched Across the Universe, but I wasn't really paying that much attention and I couldn't honestly tell you whether it was good or not. There's a plan at some point to go out and see the new Chronicles of Narnia movie. I'm not sure when that's going to happen, but, you know, whatever. XD

Laptops are weird, by the way. I'm sitting here on Akichan's lappy and it's just.... weird. The keyboard is different, mostly, and then there's the no mouse thing. Because honestly, the square pad built in is NOT a mouse. XDDD I'm thinking that I'll stick with the PC's, honestly. XD

Okay. I really should attempt to get a couple of things done. Later! *waves*
verloren1983: (blind_go (Sanity))
Alrighty, round 5 of [community profile] blind_go is up! The master list of fic is here, for your convenience ^_^. It seems that I am possibly less obvious than I thought, so here we go- the official guessing post. You guys know what to do. Guess here (include a prompt- very important!)- everything will be screened of course, and if you're right you get a drabble from me. Keep in mind that there is no guaranteed time you'll actually get the drabble- hell, I still owe some stuff from round 3. Also, I reserve the right to ask for another prompt if the one you give is too brain breaking. ^_^;;;

At any rate, get guessing! <3

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Sunday, April 13th, 2008 12:52 pm
verloren1983: (What the Fuck)
1. DUDE. You know... I not only do NOT remember using my LJ scrapbook EVER, I certainly don't remember putting bad pictures of myself in it. XD Like, really bad pictures. XDDD And here's the kicker- those puppies were PUBLIC. *giant headdesk* Don't bother looking, they're private now, so you shouldn't be able to see them unless I specifically link you. I think. XD I'm leaving them for now, simply because I must've had them there for SOME reason, even if I don't know what that is at the moment. XD There's probably links to them somewhere that I don't recall.

2. On the upside, I also uploaded, at some point, this picture. It was a picture that I downloaded from somewhere ages ago when I'd done an image search, lost when the old computer died, and is now unfindable on the internet. So... this is a good thing, because now I have that picture again for a background. *loves* And the search led me to some other pretty backgrounds too, so it's all good, really. ^_^

3. Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike doing laundry? Ugh. Pain in my ass.

4. Figures, after I mention #2... I find it on Aarinfantasy. Guh. I'd completely forgotten to look through there. >_<

5. Photoshop is all of a sudden not working. This does not make me happy. Maybe if I uninstall and then reinstall? *shrugs* I'll play with it later, at some point, I'm sure.

Alright, my laundry is done and I've had something to eat (yay for freezer pancakes that I can pop in the toaster XD), so I should really hop in the shower so I can go to work. Meh.

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Monday, March 17th, 2008 06:13 am
verloren1983: (Irish)
Happy St. Patrick's Day! ^_^

I really need to change the cat box and go to bed... you know, instead of playing around on the computer. The good news is that I recorded the first two parts of "One Thing"... which will need severe editing later, if not total re-recording, but whatever. I'm also trying really hard to resist the urge to go and remake all those icons I've been meaning to and haven't gotten around to yet. ^_^;;;; As it is, the current "Irish" one got a makeover... whoops? XD

In the meantime, I've posted the drabble that didn't make the cut for [profile] subrosa_tennis- in both the original Hikago version and the edited Tenipuri. Yes, they're both basically the same...  but they ARE different characters so of course it's a little bit different. I just figured... what the hell. I think the Hikago version is stronger, but hey, maybe that's just me. XD

Alright. Definitely need to get going. Ugh.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 03:42 pm
verloren1983: (Bad Girl)
1. I finished Phoenix Wright finally. Whee! Of course, this means I'll have to figure out something else to occupy my time during lunch breaks at work, but whatever. XD I have a bazillion games already that I haven't finished. My PS2 has been practically abandoned! :o This must be remedied!

2. I am NOT seriously considering going to Anime North. I'm not. <_< I also didn't figure out that if I'm very, VERY careful between now and then I can save at least  $400 for the trip including travel expenses and con tickets and whatnot. Of course, we'll also have to see what happens with the hotel, but whatever. We'll also see how good I am- no books. No video games. Nothing aside from what I need. Hmm, that reminds me, I'll need a haircut before that too. XD

3. Man. Money. -_- Such an issue. I have an eye appointment next week. Anime North possibly. Passport. Hair. GAH. Ohhhhhhhhh wait! Tax returns! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 *hearts everyone* I'll still have to save because I don't want to use ALL of that for Anime North, but... yay. <3

4. Akichan didn't convince me to apply for a collab which involves Hikaru/Akira/Waya/Isumi. <_< *denies* Oh hell. >_<

5. Diet starts... now. I have three and a half months. I know I'll be going 'forget it' by dinner, but whatever. That's three and a half months to lose as much weight as I can. Specifically, I'd like to be able to get below a certain number. Ah what the hell. 200. I want to get below 200. Which is reasonable, by the way, because I've hung around 215ish for the last several years. I can do 15-20 pounds in three and a half months. Fight-O! Um... anyone wanna diet with me? And make me do it? XDDDDD

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Friday, January 18th, 2008 04:49 am
verloren1983: (What the Fuck)
I have no idea why I'm still awake. Honestly. It's around 4:30am and I'm half asleep and why the fuck am I still up? XD

How did this happen? My brain seems to have pulled out a bunny from months ago and is now insisting I write it. Pye... this is totally your fault. God damn it, why am  I actually writing completely horrible Ogata/Kaga smut? O_o *brain breaks*

At any rate, I may have to work till midnight tomorrow night for the third freaking Friday in a row. This pisses me off. On the other hand, if I do it tomorrow... I won't have to do it again. Lisa's going to start working overnights on Fridays... so I won't have to stay till midnight anymore. YAY! So... to a point it doesn't really matter, I guess. Either way I've got to do one more midnight. *shrugs*

Go here. Seriously. Okay, well... if you happen to have an objection to the use of the phrase "skinny bitch" then don't. XD This woman is hysterical. There's one clip I've been looking for and can't seem to find again, though, so I can't show you guys my other favorite one. *pout*

I keep hearing about how employers look at Myspace... I'm seriously considering revamping mine for something... well, more basic, as someone else put it. I don't know yet, though, we'll see what happens.

...Aaaaand my computer just restarted on me. I think that's my computer telling me it's time for me to go to bed. XD

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Saturday, December 29th, 2007 11:51 pm
verloren1983: (Akira Snuggles)
1. Now I'm really kind of glad I didn't end up writing [personal profile] sivullinen's first [community profile] fifthmus request, which I'd considered- [profile] [personal profile] tarigwaemir wrote it way better than I ever could. *dies* I want to be able to write like that. Honestly. The thing is, I'm mostly a dialogue type person, in both life and in writing... I don't do the deep introspective pieces that make people go "wow". I make them laugh usually, and occasionally I'll get some keyboard smashing or a squee, but... *sigh* And no, I'm not fishing for comments or anything here, it's just... something I need to work on, and I know that. Being aware of your own faults is a good thing, right? XD

2. Now that the holidays are over, I'm starting to look at the things that I owe again- in particular, one of the letter "drabbles" that I'd been working on before. Which is SO no longer a drabble. We're approaching 500 words now and so not done yet. <_< Let's just say there's a character that's been feeling kind of neglected lately and he wants to play. XD *pets him*

3. I think there's only two or three fics left and then I'm caught up on fifthmus. At least until tomorrow. Yay! And... erm... I should probably respond to comments on my own at some point. Yesh. I should do that tonight, actually. *nods*

4. My sister kills me. She waits until almost midnight to tell me that we don't have any cat food. GUH. >_< Not to mention that she was being a complete bitch earlier. *stabs at her* I love how I'm supposed to drop everything when she randomly decides she wants to hang out, but if we have plans and her boyfriend calls, I get ditched. Lately it's been an issue almost whenever I've been rp-ing with Akichan. My sister's response to this? "Well, I had you first, so she can wait." Er... WHAT? I can't stand how her rules apply to everyone else but her, and it's really been pissing me off lately. No, I'm not going to drop everything for you, any more than you would do that for me. I can't believe you even expect that of me. Just because I don't have a boyfriend doesn't mean I don't have a social life (even if said social life is mostly on the computer), and you can't just swoop in whenever you damn well feel like it. I am not at your fucking beck and call. (Er... can you tell that this pisses me off just a little? XDDD)

5. I've decided I need a list of things that I need to take care of this upcoming year. As soon as possible, actually. All of the major things I need to deal with that have to do with money to some degree or other. Feel free to skip. XD


Okay. It's been almost an hour now. I think I need to go to the grocery store and make sure my damn cat has food. Guh.

**EDIT** I got vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, [profile] aiwritingfic, and it is completely and utterly your fault!
verloren1983: (blind_go (Sanity))
 Against my better judgement, I submitted the blind_go... thing. >_< I am insane. I just hope the comments aren't too horrible... I hate my fic, and I hate my title, and just... GUH. *hates*

Also against my better judgement (because I'm oh my god so obvious), I'll once again be doing the drabble thing for correct guesses. Ai, Aki-chan, and Jet, you are disqualified from guessing. I think those were the only people? Anyway. Comments will be screened, so leave your guess and a prompt and I'll see what I can do with it. Also. Jet, I know you're disqualified, but leave a prompt anyway, because you totally deserve something for beta-ing last minute. Even if I still... er... ignored a few things. XD But not a lot! <333 Anyway. Yes. </incoherantrambling>

Guess away!

Guessing Prizes?

Saturday, May 5th, 2007 11:34 am
verloren1983: (blind_go (Sanity))
Happy Hikago Day, everybody! *glomps everyone*

I have no idea why I'm up. Again. *headdesk* I just went to bed at 5:30... was up at 11... couldn't get back to sleep, so here I am again. XD *is insane, and still tired*

Okay. So, I've been thinking about this prize-for-guessing thing... I've wanted to do SOMETHING, even though I'm sure I'll be easy to guess should anyone venture it... but Muri gave me an idea a couple of chats ago, and I think we're going to go with that. Maybe. Depends on how many guesses I get. SO... I don't plan on doing fic/drabbles for people because of the possibility that I'll be writing till the end of time, so as of right now, the idea is that each person who posts here with their guess and guesses correctly (or if I'm particularly flattered by your guess ^_^) will get a portion of my playlist while writing the fic. How many songs depends entirely on how many people guess. Oh! It'll definitely be just a list, no uploads or anything. I don't actually know how to do that. So to anybody that wants to, post your guess on this entry (comments screened, of course) and I'll get back to you on that.

However, I'm still new, so I may not get that many guesses- or at least, not many correct ones. In that case, I might end up doing fic instead. Or in addition. ^_^ So, just in case... if you guess, please put a prompt in your comment. Oh! Ai and Sivu! Since you were insane enough to beta (I LOVE YOU <3333333)... No matter what I end up doing, you'll get both a section of playlist (if you want it) and a drabbly thing, so you guys comment with prompts too! Oh... for prompts... nothing brainbreaky PLEASE. I can still change my mind about doing them, you know, since I haven't totally made up my mind to begin with. ^_^

Alright. Let the guessing begin!

*EDIT* It seems that I'll probably end up doing the drabbles anyway. I will say, though, that even though I promise to get everything done eventually, I can't promise that I'll have them done in a timely manner. I'm trying. Really. But so far, it's taking freaking forever. But like I said. Eventually, everyone's prompts will be done. <3

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