talkingsoup: (busride)
Posted a new chapter to my fic. Link is in the sidebar.

Grants is a bitch. Awesome, but a bitch. So much work. So many lost hours of sleep. XOMG, this semester is killing me.

ASIC roxors. I got bashed in the face there two weeks ago. No one's fault, really--actually it was really hilarious, even with blood pouring out of my nose (it happens to me a lot). Still watching Death Note and will be starting Ouran (HOORAY!) after Fall Break.

Planning on a hike during Fall Break. Taughanock (try spelling that. Yeah, no.) we're thinking. Also, I made meringues, and they are lovely.

We officially have REAL plans for the future.

I made an NBE list for Mot and now it is rolling like a wheel of cheese on a steep incline.

Tammy and Tim came Wednesday for dinner (I cooked. I made flan!). I think I inadvertently insulted Tammy (stupid stupid me) but I think she was okay with it. Then my computer went haywire and tried to eat my life, and Tim tried to fix it but Vista and my computer in general are made of EVIL. My computer has Blue Screen of Death'd me twice since then, though I've yet to lose files (and I'm backing them up at every opportunity).

'S about it for now. Longer post later. I tired.
talkingsoup: (haruko)
Whut? WHUT? What's this I hear about Jerry Spinelli releasing a sequel to Stargirl? Holy crap, MUST HAVE! Stargirl was one of the most amazing books when I was younger and it's still pretty high on my favorites list. Now after all this time, a sequel?? I guess it's not coming out for awhile, but still!

So yeah, I notice I haven't had a real update in awhile. Let's see.

Well, I did end up seeing Hairspray (like, two weeks ago, lol) and it was quite excellent, quite charming, and I've already ordered the soundtrack. Haven't seen any movies since, though.

I also got my hands on The Mirador, though I haven't really started it yet (XOMG *squee!!* Mildmay! Felix! And now even Mehitabel gets some airtime!!). I also grabbed a copy of some H.P. Lovecraft story collection. I figure, considering I'm sort of kind of part of the fantasy writers crowd, I should go find out what's the deal with this Cthulhu guy. Cthulhu fhtagn?

I've also gotten the latest of all my manga, and hopefully no more will come out between now and the end of August, since I'm already shipping quite a few books to Ithaca (not nearly as many as last time, though).

And, in my neverending pursuit of new anime to watch, I've stumbled across yet another incredibly obscure show called Black Blood Brothers. I've only yet seen the first episode, since the second episode doesn't want to work for some reason, but boy did it snag me. It's an actual Aftermath series! I might not have explained it here, but I love stories about aftermath--you know, what happens after the journey is over, after the world has been saved, after the hero's triumphant return, because the story never really ends at "happily ever after." So in this series, near as I can figure, Jirou is some kind of vampire (so cliche, but I do love me a vampire) who has already lost everything important to him and is now trying to make his own way. Great fight scenes and great animation all around. Plus Jirou has a pretty freaking awesome hat. In fact the only complaint I have with the first episode is that they have a timeskip, but they don't really specify how much time has passed. But that's nitpicky. Pretty good so far, though of course I'll need to see more to make a sound judgment. And Sousei no Aquarion continues to thoroughly entertain.

Jobbage has slowed considerably since they cut hours all around, so I'm only working two days this week, tomorrow and Saturday. Not that long, either. I suppose it doesn't matter much since I'm leaving in about a week anyway. Gotta talk to my boss about that one. I'm leaving the 18th to go hang out with Julie for a few days before the lot of us drive back to Ithaca. Yay, I get to see a Minnesota State Fair for the first time! I hear it's quite an experience.

And after an entire summer of not writing, I'm actually writing again! I've finished the next chapter for my fanfic, finally and it's posted if anyone wants to go read it. I'm also writing some scenes for North--I finally got to introduce Rain and Chia! I've also got some pretty sick ideas for what happens next in Mot, so I think I might gravitate in that direction once the Rain and Chia scene is over. And I've been giving more thought to that idea I mentioned, the one that involves dreams. I still need to get a handle on the characters over there, though.

As for the 100 Situations, well, I still haven't heard back from the site mod, so I have no idea what's happening with that. I do want to start it, but I can't actually post anything until my claim has been confirmed. *shrug* I've even left comments asking what's up, but no one has replied.

And an XBox 360 has randomly come to live at our house. My brother can't possibly have any money left over. And the poor PS2 is so neglected. Did I mention that I also bought my own PS2? I just have to steal some of Ben's controllers and I'll be set. Man, that's a lot of stuff I'll need to ship, though fortunately all my books fit into one box this time.

Ooh, also got the latest volume of Digger, Ursula Vernon's awesome webcomic. You can get to her site on the links in the sidebar. Go support her, she's awesome!

And, holy shit, Blue Planet is going to be on the Discovery Channel starting Sunday! HO-SHIT. I'm excited!

Think that's about all there is. Summer's winding down, can you feel it?

One more thing. Withing Temptation=FTW.
talkingsoup: (another place another time)
Listen, people of the world. You've really gotta start trying to get along with each other. It's getting kind of ridiculous.

*ahem*

Oh man, oh MAN, this time tomorrow, I will be sitting in a theater full of crazy, dressed up fans watching as the previews start just before the Harry Potter movie. And not many days after that, I'll be waiting in line at Barnes and Noble to get my copy of the LAST book. Holy. Shit.

For as excited as I am about this movie, it's probably gonna end up sucking, lol. But then again, I find that if you're really anticipating a movie, you end up liking it, even if it does suck ^_^

I'm at work tomorrow as well before the movie, but it's not a problem--12-3, so I'll have more than enough time to get shit done before the movie. As far as I know, I'm gonna show up at 9:30-10. That's about two hours in advance, and that should be alright, right? I mean, about six theaters are going to play it, so really. Even with the utterly insane amount of people who will be there, it should be okay. Mostly it's a parking space I'm worried about.

Hey, it's Pat's birthday right now! Happy Birthday, Pat!!

Dude, I finally managed to watch Dark Side of the Rainbow. What is that, you ask? Dark Side of the Rainbow is the infamous legend where you sync up Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz. And oh my God it works! Don't think this is just an urban legend--it really does work, so much so that it's kind of creepy. Admittedly, some of it is up for interpretation, and there's a chance I read too much into things, but even that aside, there's a lot of crazy transitions and syncs and stuff. If you guys have the opportunity, you should check it out. Pretty insane. It's relatively easy--if you're gonna play the CD, then start the CD right as the black and white MGM lion roars for the third time. However, if you're playing it on iPod and have the CD ripped as one whole thing--in other words, no gaps between songs--then start it when the MGM lion fades to black.

And along with that, I've got a movie review for you. And by the way, Julie, I thought of you while watching this movie because two of the characters reminded me of you and your adventures with the literateur-types in your Fiction class. XP

The Squid and the Whale )

No really, Julie, you should watch this one just so you can throw things at the father when he's being all pretentious and "literature is the only form of writing there IS, liek woah." He's like the embodiment of the kids in your class, lol. But don't worry, it's not like the whole movie will piss you off ^_^ It's really quite good.

Ugh, on the writing front...well, there is no writing front. I've told myself that nighttime is official writing time, but the muse is still pretty much on vacation. Little brat. It's not even for not wanting to write. Actually I have all these weird ideas bouncing around in my head. I had the craziest dream the other night that had this thing in it I really want to try and put into a story somewhere (I get a lot of ideas from dreams). There's also ideas bouncing around for that 20's book Julie and I are considering, and for Fox and Mike for the 100 Situations thing, and some things bouncing around for Mot--but I just can't seem to get anything down on paper. Or rather in pixels.

Oh, but I did look at Penta the other day. Actually I read a bit of it over. It's been awhile since I looked at some of those scenes, and I gotta say, I'd forgotten how fucking emotional some of those scenes are. I think that's one of the problems with me and Mot right now--all these things are happening or will be happening, but I don't really feel anything. It was quite a delight to go back to Penta and actually get worried and worked up about the characters' well-being. Now does that mean I have to leave Mot alone for a year and then come back to it? I certainly hope not. But I think maybe that giving it a read-through will help.

And for fuck's sake, I've really got to finish that stupid fic chapter.
talkingsoup: (sayonara)
So I like the Death Note anime ending a lot better than the manga ending, though I still don't think it's perfect

My Thoughts--contains SPOILERS! )

Yesterday was my first day of work and it wasn't too bad. There was a glitch in the computer or something so I'm technically not entered as an employee, which means I couldn't start the training. So I spent the better part of the day cleaning off the shelves since the regional manager came today (I wasn't there--no work today). Which actually don't mind, shockingly. It's menial work, but I really don't mind that kind of stuff. It's different from folding boxes all fucking day at Nordstrom's, because it wasn't totally mind-numbing--I got to look at the movie boxes, got to see pretty much the entire horror, special interest and anime sections. This actually led me to discover that they had Karas on DVD so I could rend it. But yeah. Cleaning I don't mind. If they had asked me to, like, put DVDs in cases for 9 hours then I'd probably be like, "lol, no."

Overall it went well, though now my back hurts. It hasn't done that in years. *sigh*

He's supposed to call me for my next day to come in. Once I'm in the system and doing the training I should have work more regularly.

But yeah, I used up three of my week's free rentals by getting two anime movies, Karas and X, and getting Little Miss Sunshine which I hella want to see. I haven't watched any of them yet, but there will be reviews once I do. For the record, Karas is a recent movie I've seen in a few AMVs that looked really pretty, and involves the overlap of human and ghost worlds in Tokyo. X is one of the classics, a good old-fashioned CLAMP movie. I figure I need to see something from CLAMP at least once in my life, and I'd rather it be this than...well I can't think of anything else other than Chobits. Though I have to admit a certain curiosity for Cardcaptor Sakura and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles. I dunno. I've heard alternating things about X but it's another one of those movies that pretty much everyone has seen.

Ugh, I gotta watch Eva one of these days.

The fanfic, meanwhile, is well underway.
talkingsoup: (gaara)
Everyone should read this short little thing because it's awesome and informative. Girl really knows her stuff. Check out her gallery too, because she's amazing.

I start work for reals tomorrow at 11, which means I have to actually force myself to get up tomorrow morning.

You know the best part about sleeping until you actually wake up? You have the craziest dreams. The other night I dreamed that Harry Dresden needed my help with some new case involving some sort of underground colony of monsters, or something. And last night I had a dream that while staying in a hotel with my parents the Russians took over the hotel and I had to run and try to warn people. But the Russians already had people infiltrating places on the outside and they had taken my DNA so they knew who I was, plus everyone I told didn't believe me. Eventually there were people after me, including Sara Sidle and Catherine Willows from CSI. And Sara was pretty badass, too--she could walk through mirrors and stuff.

You know what sucks about awesome dreams though? They never resolve themselves. -_-

The bronchitis et. al. is fading really slowly. The worst part of all this is that I can't really do physical activity--even carrying shit up and down stairs makes my chest hurt--so the gym is totally out, probably until next week. Which sucks because it cuts harshly into my hangout time with Liz. She's been rather depressed lately for various reasons.

So, hopefully I'll finish the next chapter of the fanfic tonight, but I'll probably be to bed in a half an hour or so. Once that chapter is up, it's Mot, Mot, Mot. I've made a resolution to finish the damn thing by the end of summer. I'm very slowly starting to fall back in love with it. I think what I really need to do is read it. The whole thing. Reading it always puts me on the right path to writing the next scene, which is why I always read whatever I wrote previously before I start writing.

All that comes after the fanfic, though. I'm actually liking this chapter so far, lol.

Oh, I finished a pretty big arc in GetBackers, and I've confirmed that my version is indeed edited. There's supposed to be more blood. Not that I'm a ghoul, but I like my anime unedited, thank you. Blood creates drama. You know, "Oh my god he has a life-threatening wound, WILL HE BE OKAY?!?!" Ah well. Where do I get my hands on an unedited sub? My version also skips in some places, cuts out bits of audio or visual. Though last time I checked it was the only version I could DL.
talkingsoup: (writer)
The problem is that I don't have a writing space. That's the real reason I've been so clogged and "blah" lately in terms of writing. I have no space I can really do it in. Before when I was able to pull off like 6 hours of writing a day, I was in high school, which means I had winters here, and my desk wasn't quite so cramped. These days, I simply can't write in my room. By day, it's far too hot. By night, the light is poor, even with the overhead lights and two lamps. The desk is meant for a ten-year-old, not a college student. I could sit on my bed with my laptop I suppose, but again--way too hot. My room is actually the hottest in the house. It has a window that faces west, is upstairs (heat rises), and hardly ever gets a decent breeze.

Downstairs isn't much better. It's infinitely cooler, but the office is my Dad's--he's usually in there late-afternoon to evening, and when he's not, the boys are usually here and it's noisy. Same with the living room. The kitchen has way too much traffic. As for the family room, where I am now, it's absolutely wonderful to write here around now, when everyone's asleep--but with it being summer, everyone goes to bed at like 3 AM. Meaning that the TV is usually on till then, and I can't focus.

I don't really have a space I can call my own. I've outgrown my room. It just doesn't feel like my own anymore, plus it's horrendously difficult to work in. I don't really spend any time in my room except when there's lots of boys here and I need to escape. That and when I sleep.

I need a writer's corner, but I don't have one here. So what am I supposed to do? Grab these few hours I have to do my writing? That's just not feasible now that I have a job--I can't be staying up till 4 AM. Gives me hardly any time to write. It was perfect at college. I had a corner, a nook. I was separated from the rest of the room to some degree by the dressers and the bed. Julie had her own nook too, and it worked for both of us. I don't have anything like that here, and goddamn it, I want one. God but do I ever wish I had a basement right now, even with mice and spiders. I'd write outside if I could, except that LCD screens don't show up well in sunlight.

I want to write Mot. I really do. I picked up a book called Chapter After Chapter as per Julie's recommendation, and it's given me some ideas about how to fall back in love with Mot, how to immerse myself in it again. It's working to some degree, I mean, I want to write it again, but I just can't focus. I could get all New Age and say that I'm just not getting the right vibrations from my environment.

I guess I'll just have to deal with it. This house is too small--there's no place I can really find a real writer's corner for myself, so I'll just have to make do with what I have.

I can't wait to have more space at college again.

In other news, I finally started the next chapter of my fic, I've decide that I'm gonna drop the Kaz, Gecko, Kai challenge and just do Fox and Mike, and I've decided to set aside all the other major projects and focus on Motley Crew. Once I finish this first rough draft, I'll take a serious break from it. I'll go back to Penta. It's high time I actually finished something--and I mean finished as in, revised, edited, and submitted for publication. I know I've said that a lot, but I have to be serious about it this time. No more distractions, not even in the form of North or any of the others. It's time to actually be a writer.

Even if I don't have my own fucking corner.

Quickie

Jun. 2nd, 2007 04:50 am
talkingsoup: (mushishi starry night)
Just a quick post to say that the new chapter of my fanfic is up.

As ever, it's in the sidebar links under "My Place in the Pit."

Please read. I stayed up till now, being 5 AM, to finish it. And the Pit is being bitchy with it's formatting.

*dies*
talkingsoup: (his roar)
Holy shit, I'm finally home.

Let's see, a little over a week ago I was in Ithaca.

Then I was in Chicago.

Then I slept one night at home and went directly to Mono Lake.

Then I was home for a few days, not long enough to bark about.

Then I was in Fabius, New York for Lisa's wedding.

Then I went to Hollister here in Cali to go off-roading with Liz and her boyfriend Steve.

And now I'm finally home for the long run. No trips, no sudden traveling anytime soon. Thank god. It's good to finally be home.

Anyway, it turns out I didn't just crash my dad's car, I totaled it. Ugh. Dad called me a few days ago and he seems pretty cool about it all. I still feel incredibly stupid and bad, and I'm holding to my resolution not to use the credit card for anything I don't absolutely without a doubt need. And to actually find a good job this summer. I've applied at about a zillion places already, but no one's gotten back to me yet. And I still have a few online apps to do.

Left for New York right after Lost, which was awesome. )

Got a red-eye flight to Syracuse and Tammy was amazingly nice and came to pick up both me and Kate. She droves us to Kate's aunt's tiny and awesome house in Tully, right next door to Fabius, where we met Clara the insane two-year-old black lab. Kate's aunt Kitty is as awesome as her tiny and awesome house (I want a house like that, even with the landslide in the backyard). The day after that was the wedding. We did some yardwork and such before that, then got into our pretty dresses and went over to Fabius for the wedding.

It was so pretty and adorable! It took place at this sort of lodge place, and was outside on a hill that overlooked very green and pretty countryside. Kate and I explored the place while we waited for everyone to arrive. Steve (Lisa's hubby) showed up first, dressed in his Marine uniform (weird, how I know two Steves who are boyfriends/husbands of people named Elizabeth/Lisa who are in the Marines...). Lisa was wearing this beautiful sparkly sleeveless dress. The wedding happened soon after she arrived, and since she's Wiccan, the ceremony was Wiccan as well. She and Steve lit candles and did handfasting, which is when the partners have their hands tied together briefly to symbolize their connection. Then to finish it off they jumped over a broomstick. So cute and so pretty!

Then we went inside to eat yummy food (there was a chocolate fountain!), talk with Lisa, dance and have fun.

The day after that was more exploration of Kitty's house and yard, then I got on a plane back for Cali. Somewhere in that all, Mom called to tell me that the car was totaled.

On the plane ride back I finished Trickster's Queen which is definitely my favorite Tammy book so far. It's full of spywork, politics, court stuff, and all kinds of fun stuff all toward the eventual revolution. God it's so much fun to watch a revolution unfold! Tammy got all the little details right. And the characters, oh man, Aly was still a snarky little awesome thing, Nawat was still adorable, Dove was still intellectual and amazing, and there were some new people, particularly Taybur Sibigat, and Julie, I can understand why he's your favorite Tammy character ever, oh my holy God he's amazing.

Next up is the Alanna series, methinks. But before that I'm going to read a few more of the Dresden books. I'm onto Summer Knight, which is very promising so far. Harry just has no fucking luck. With anything. Though god, I hope things work out with this whole Faerie Godmother thing (for those who haven't read the books, you don't want a faerie godmother. There are no pumpkins involved and no fucking bippity-boppity-boo. Faeries are evil little shits in the real mythology. If there are any pumpkins, they're moldy and evil and smelly pumpkins).

Glad to see Billy the Werewolf back, though, even if it was just for a second.

As soon as I got back, Liz called and invited me up to camp with her and some of her friends in Hollister. That was a lot of fun, even though I didn't know anyone and felt awkward and antisocial as usual. Liz spent most of the time with Steve, which is more than understandable, considering he's leaving very very soon. Hollister is pretty much this place to go off-roading, or wheeling as the boys called it. And we're not talking a little oh-we're-so-bad trek off the main road, we're talking driving through freaking trenches and up rock walls and stuff like that. The car I was in actually tipped over, which was as scary as it was exciting. The window had already been smashed before I got there, so I could literally put my hand out the window and feel the dirt. For anyone thinking of going to Hollister, the Tank Traps trail is very awesome, but you'd better have some badass wheels or you're dead. Oh, and there's poison oak everywhere.

I also heard wild boars when I went to sleep that night. And here I thought wild boards were imaginary. Lol, just kidding. We had a fire and the boys stayed up talking trucks ("rigs") with some other guys. Liz and Steve turned in early since neither of them were feeling good. The girl I was supposed to share a tent with got drunk and spent the night with the boys in the larger tent (in a strictly friendly way--she wanted the one guy to look after her while she was plastered) so I got the tent to myself, though having a mat would have been nice. That ground is fucking hard.

God back around noon today, and have decided to take the next two days to do abso-fucking-lutely nothing but sit on my ass and do my own damn thing. Finish up the other applications, get some writing done, do some shit, so on.

Still have to write the next chapter of the fic. I'm horrible--I said it would be up last week, but then there was the car accident and suddenly I was on a plane. Otherwise I would have finished it.

Oh, and I'm going to see Pirates tonight if it kills me.
talkingsoup: (hiro)
Holy potatoes.

Heroes Review=Spoilers Liek Woah )

I've been running all over, trying to get applications in before I leave for the wedding. Spent the better part of the day at the mall, turning in applications and buying a few things. I managed to buy Lisa's wedding gift, though I still need a dress of some sort. I don't think any of my skirts are nice enough. Ugh. I also bought a new pair of shoes, very nice, comfortable black sandal-things that were godawful expensive, but what can you do in that stupid mall? So it goes.

I've still got to check the hotels and do two more online applications.

This on top of writing a chapter of my fanfic before I leave Thursday, finding a dress, watching the Lost finale (now THIS one had damn well better be the Luke/Vader, Neo/Smith thing I was talking about), and the various and sundry other things I need to get done.


I'm also officially on a diet, though no diet that has a name. It pretty much consists of exercise and cutting way, way back on what I eat. No more junk food. And I'm not going to be able to order giant cookies every night like I did this semester. It all added up, and it did not add up nicely. Fortunately I have all summer to lose the extra weight and actually fit into my fucking clothes again.
talkingsoup: (mushroom?)
So Mono Lake was awesome. It's pretty much this lake that's up past Yosemite (we had to drive through Yosemite to get there, through parts I'd never been before). I didn't expect it to be a salt lake, though. It's quite awesome, a lot saltier than the ocean, and I think saltier than the Great Salt Lake. There are these weird, huge formations of salt and calcium carbonate at the edges of the lake, too. They have the best name--tufa. "Tufa" to describe massive salt and calcium carbonate deposits! Anyway, we went there the first day, and then to Bodie, which was a few miles north of the lake, and is a ghost town. Very, very awesome. I spent the whole weekend with my mom, which was nice, though being with my dad would have been nice too. The reason he was there though was for this photography class led by a professional, so he was gone for most of the time.

After Bodie we checked out the teeny town we were staying in, which is called Lee Vining. Lots of trading posts and an excellent cafe that sold real chai. Woot.

Day after that (today) we went on a bird walk on the other side of the lake. Saw lots of birds, most of which I'd seen before, but it was still very awesome. After that we packed up and left and went to a nearby volcanic crater (the whole place is a volcanic basin) called Punam Crater and hiked through that. After getting suitably dusty we drove back through Yosemite, stopping at Tuolommane...Tuloumanne...oh god, I don't know, the meadows there. They were very cool, and there was this place called the Soda Springs which is a naturally carbonated spring (it was bubbling! Bubbling! Like soda! XOMG!!)

Then we got home.

Eyurgh, it's good to be home, much as Chicago and Mono Lake were awesome. I got back from Chicago at about eight at night on Thursday and had that night to hang around. I was exhausted, so I got about no packing done. And the morning after we left for Mono Lake, so I kind of haven't been home at all.

Good to be home.

I have a lot to catch up on, and that's pretty much what tomorrow is about. I'm taking tomorrow to unpack, find Liz, catch up on various anime, and do some spring cleaning and go on a bike ride (I gained waaaay too much weight this winter). Then this entire week is devoted to finding a job and, alternately, writing the next chapter of my fanfic. I've promised readers that I'd have the next one up before this weekend, when I go off to Lisa's wedding, back in New York. That'll be awesome, though Kate's the only other one who can make it. Ah well.

Not much else to report, really.
talkingsoup: (mouse deer)
So I've come to the conclusion that I'm bi.

Yep.

Well, I've said it, so there that is. This is pretty much what's been stressing me out for the past week or so, though it's kind of been going on for years. Since I was 12, actually, or so. Only over the weekend did I kind of really realize it, though. So, yeah. We'll see what happens with this new discovery.

Pat and I broke up. I'm upset about it, but I think it was for the best. It's not right to be in a relationship when it might turn out that I'm just leading him on. *sigh* But it ended on good terms, so we're still friends and we should still be able to hang out without making things awkward.

So, in other news, there's a blizzard that's been going on all day, so much so that I didn't have any of my classes today. Well, technically I was supposed to go to Grammar, but I looked outside--snow, horizontal wind, unpaved sidewalks--and said "no." Presentations for Women and Writing was cancelled too, which was good, because I didn't have to finish the powerpoint. Woot! Dunno if it's gonna be rescheduled or not.

Last night I finished the fic chapter!! Yay! So that's been posted, and you can get to it in the sidebar by clicking "My place in the Pit." Dunno if I entirely like it, but oh well. It's up and that's what counts.

Oh, and, reaffirming my belief that April is a horrible month, there was a school shooting today at Virginia Tech, the worst in history. 32 dead it sounds like. And the worst part is, there was a two hour gap between shootings where the college should have gotten off their asses and fucking warned people. Man. I hate April. All the terrible stuff happens this month. Columbine. Hitler's birthday. Oklahoma City bombing. And so on.

*sigh*

Meme Time

Apr. 15th, 2007 05:32 pm
talkingsoup: (shippuden new day)
Comment here, and
1: I'll respond with something random about you.
2: I'll challenge you to try something.
3: I'll pick a color that I associate with you.
4: I'll tell you something I like about you.
5: I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6: I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7: I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you.
8: If I do this for you, you must post this in your journal.

Whee! Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] gurmpy.

Still working on my fanfic, but I'll be finished tonight. Would work on the powerpoint...if, yanno, people would send me their information, lol.

We're up to the last episode of Heroes with Sophia! And we've started watching Kodocha with her. God, but do I ever wish we could find a really good, subbed, non-edited version of that show, because it's so brilliant. I put the first DVD on my Netflix list--I've heard that the English version has parts edited out, but I'm hoping the Japanese version won't. Not gonna get my hopes up, though. Meh.
talkingsoup: (v for pink floyd)
Check out the icon I made. I love V for Vendetta and I love Pink Floyd, and the two go together quite nicely.

Also made this one )

though I'm not sure which one I like better.

So! I came to a series of realizations today and last night. The big, life-changing type that are worth calling my brother at 5 AM to tell him about, since he was the only one I could really go to then. It's been weird, but talking about it made me feel a lot better (I finally got to sleep). Epiphanies like this are good, despite their also being terrible and strange. And I still don't know entirely what I'm going to do. Either way, it means change.

Saw V for Vendetta with Pat on Friday. Excellent movie.

V for Vendetta )

Today feels like Sunday and I don't really know why. It turns out I have a major presentation this Monday that I thought was going to be due way at the end of the semester, but oh well. Pretty much all I have to do is put together a powerpoint and find a little bit more information. But I also have a fanfic chapter to write between now and the end of Sunday. I'm a few pages in--I'm gonna try to finish it tonight.

Oh, we officially have a Garden. 27-38. Kitchen. Spiral staircase. Living room. View of the lake. Next year is going to be so fucking much fun.
talkingsoup: (homecoming)
Did the registration thing this morning. Here's what my week will be looking like next week.

MWF

Introduction to Social Institutions and Organizations: 9-9:50 (kill me)
Social Change: 10-10:50
Proposals, Grants and Reports: 11-11:50

TR

Fiction II: 9:25-12:05 (I believe)(and this is still fucking early)
Statistics: 1:10-2:25 (I have to take a math class for my Soc major. There is no justice in this world.)
World Civilization: 2:35-3:50 (not with Ablard, but I've waited three years to take the damn class, be damned if I'm not gonna jump at the opportunity)

Yep. Getting up early every day of the week, how the fuck am I gonna manage this one? I haven't had to periodically get up before nine in...dear God, I don't even know how long. This might sound just like complaining, but I am simply not wired for the morning hours. I almost wish these classes would be at, like, 10 PM rather than in the morning. Night classes would be a hell of a lot better than morning classes, no joke. Despite the fact that it would eat into my free time.

Tomorrow everything is due, pretty much. My writing portfolio for Women and Writing. My rough draft for my Religion paper. And there's also a test in Grammar. Ugh. But, I've finished the rough draft, I'm almost done with the portfolio, and the tests in Grammar usually aren't much to bark about. And after tomorrow, things get infinitely better. Plus there's a good chance that there won't be class on Thursday, so that's a whole day of free time. Hopefully I can use it to write that next fanfic chapter. I have promised myself and my readers to get the next chapter up this week, and dammit, I'm gonna do it.

That's not to say I don't still have hella shit to do. My two major papers are far from done, there's another unit coming up in Women and Writing, and also a presentation due in WW and in Religion. Never mind that it's also time to start thinking about how the hell I'm going to get everything home, including myself. So far it's looking like we're all going to Chicago to visit Molly for a few days after school's out, then I leave the 16th (I think) to get back to California. The problem is what to do with my luggage then. I'll likely be lugging home about four bags, and I can't carry all that by myself. This is something I'll have to think about.

My storage stuff is done, though, fortunately. I get my boxes in the middle of the last week, and the pickup is the Saturday after. Though I'm also gonna have to store my TV this time.

Well, now it's time for more Heroes. Hooray! We're almost done showing Sophia the awesomeness. Then she'll have to suffer with us as we wait to see if ***** really ***** ***** and ********.
talkingsoup: (kthxdie)
God, I just want this cold, gray, flurrying winterness to end. I want my spring back. I want to wear my skirts outside (and go buy new ones, since I only have two right now). Fuck you, weird April, you've ruined my childhood.

Very awesome weekend, though. In ASIC apparently we're going to switch to watching Paranoia Agent instead of Chrno Crusade, which has gotten less than fanatic reviews. It got infinitesimally better last week, but really, it's just so...generic and hard to see and dumb. So, Paranoia Agent, which let me tell you right now, ASIC is going to have a HELL of a lot of fun with. After that is Jubei-chan, which I'm actually kind of looking forward to seeing. I've never actually seen any "magical girl"-type anime, so I'm kind of interested to see what they're like; plus, I've heard good things about Jubei-chan. I saw it pop up in a few AMVs and I remember thinking, "that looks interesting."

Friday I hung out with Pat and we watched Casino Royale, which was good, and we had a generally good time. XP

Later that night, being Good Friday, we watched Jesus Christ Superstar, and I really want the soundtrack. We also compared/contrasted bits and pieces of the 70's version with the newer version, and I have to say, overall I like the 2000 version better. The Jesus in the 70's version was much better generally, but really, you can't pass up the Caiaphas of the 2000 version, or the Herod. Woot! We had much fun, and I'm pretty sure we had a giant cookie too, though I can't remember.

Saturday ended up mostly being a workday up until 6ish, when Pat and I went with a group of ASICers to see Grindhouse, which was horrifyingly awesome. And let me say right now, this movie has to be viewed altogether and at once, and definitely in a group. I have a newfound respect for Rodriguez and Tarantino.

I was totally intending to get more work done after that, and I did, though not as much as I was hoping. Mostly because of the impromptu dance party that happened shortly after I got back. Sophia, Julie, Molly and I, all wearing froofy skirts and spinning around and dancing to music. It was a lot of fun. Afterwards we really did order a cookie, since Molly could eat it by then (Lent was over!) and watched Heroes with Sophia, and it wasn't till later that I could get some work done. Lol, it was an awesome night, though.

Sunday was, obviously, Easter, so I slept in, did some work, and then went to a multi-cultural Easter dinner in someone's apartment with Sophia and the others. There was challah bread, spanna (?), which is like a spinach-feta-phyllo casserole thingy, apples and cheese fondue, spring rolls with shrimp, absolutely wonderful potato salad, and garlic bready-type things. All of it was spectacularly good, oh my God, and most of it was also Greek since Sophia did a lot of the cooking. For desert was a really kind of awesome brownie and Hevlah, I think it's called, which is like a sesame candy covered in chocolate. It's really good. Sophia came by later to watch more Heroes.

And then it was Monday and I wept.

Now for movie reviews!

Casino Royale )

I have a huge amount of candy in my drawer right now, from the Easter basket my mom sent me and the one that Molly gave to everyone. Sophia also gave me some jelly beans. The Peeps in my drawer are staring at me, waiting to be eaten. I don't even like Peeps that much.

Grindhouse )

It's gonna be a busy week. Got a test on Wednesday, along with my portfolio due for Women and Writing, and a rough draft due in Sociology of Religion. Ugh. I really, really want to get the next chapter of my fic out before next week though, because I haven't really been fair to the readers, not posting in so long. It's been about a month and a half by now. I need to come up with ideas and get it up by Sunday at the latest. That's my non-school goal for this week.
talkingsoup: (: ])
It's cold. Descriptively cold.

Mother-fucking-sweet-baby-Jesus-holy-fucking-Jesus-H-Christ cold.

Yes.

Chapter 12 of my fic is up, and the link is in the sidebar (My Place in the Pit)

I did not watch the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Julie has gotten into D. Gray Man, and we have both watched the whole show up to what's been released.

10 days until the Naruto fillers are over.

I freaking love my Sociology of Religion class, even though I have shitloads to read.

I'll be watching Sin City with Pat this Friday. Woot.

And Two Kinds continues to win at life.

Twenty

Jan. 19th, 2007 12:47 am
talkingsoup: (haruko)
I got a haircut yesterday. I like it--it's to my shoulders now. Man did I need it, too. Unfortunately the lady didn't dry it all the way, so it dried all wavy. Also, apparently my hair is so thin that I need to use special shampoo and conditioner now. *sigh*

Chapter Eleven of my fic is up, as well, after a whole night of writing. It's long and some parts of it kind of go fast, but I like it overall. Woot! I'll probably even start Twelve tonight.

Final Fantasy X is really quite awesome. I love Tidus, he's such a dweeb, and I haven't even used that word since like the fourth grade. The Sphere Grid thingy is an interesting change from simply leveling up.

Oh, and, today's my birthday now that it's after midnight. I'm twenty now. Dude. W. T. F. How the hell did this happen? Where did my years go? I don't want to be an adult yet!!

*sigh*

Happy Birthday, Jules.

Holy shit, I leave on Saturday. I think. Daw!!

Wee Post

Dec. 30th, 2006 08:02 pm
talkingsoup: (haruko)
This is just to say that Chapter 10 of my fic is up, and the link is in the sidebar. Stayed up till 4:45 to finish it, so RESPECK. Lol, hopefully the damn thing is coherent.

Also, Okami continues to pwn.
talkingsoup: (kakashi and his pr0n)
The title? I mean that literally.

So, like. Video games. I was feeling impulsive yesterday when I went to use my B&N gift card. And since I didn't get much in the way of books (I had to order The Virtu since it wasn't in-store) I decided, "Hey, I've got something like sixty bucks in my wallet, might as well spend it. At Best Buy." And I went with the full intention of buying DVDs or CDs or something, but on the way over I remembered, "Gee, weren't there two games I was thinking of playing? Yeah, Shadow of the Colossus and Okami."

So I bought them.

And. Dude. Okami. It's like. Pretty much the best game ever. In fact the only complaint I have is that the voices get hella annoying, since it's all "mmbmbmmbmbmmbmmbmbbbmbmbbbmbmbmbb!! mmbbmbmbb? Mmmbmbmbmbbbbbmmbmbmg!" Though I've gotten used to it, so really. Oh my god it's so much fun. You run around as a freaking wolf god and you can make trees come back to life and kill people with rosary beads and feed animals and piss on your enemies. Piss on your enemies! How wonderful is that? Zaugh! I love this game. I love the graphics. The gameplay is supposed to mimic traditional Japanese art, so it's not meant to be particularly realistic. I've spent pretty much all day today and yesterday playing it because it's just that addictively fun.

Shadow of the Colossus is awesome as well, and the only reason I haven't been playing it is because I'm too into Okami. And the controls are different, so it gets disorienting. I have a hard time playing more than one game at once, at least when controls change. So Colossus will have to wait until I'm done playing God. *snicker* It's still pretty sweet though, I mean, the enemies fill the entire screen. That's the whole point, pretty much. There isn't much in the way of plot, but the giganormous enemies make up for that. They're fun to kill.

That being said, I haven't gotten much done in the way of...well anything in the past two days. Though I'm this close to finishing the next chapter of my fic. I fully intend to finish it tonight.

Meanwhile, The Virtu is on its way, so I also have that to look forward to.

And on the homefront, my brother has started repainting the van, which has pissed off my dad, but oh well. Ben is spontaneous like that. Also, Ipswich gets back today, sorta, and Honeymae, Ipswich's dog who has been living with us while she's in Minnesota, has taken a dump on the rug downstairs. Woot. She's a sweet dog, except for when she forgets that the same rules apply to our house as her own house. As in, no crapping on the rugs. And my uncle has determined where our distant, distant, 1000+ years ago ancestors have come from--somewhere above the Middle East.

And apparently Saddam Hussein is dead. Finally.

I bought Serenity. Did I mention that? I can't help myself. Sometimes I'm thrifty, sometimes I'm just pathetic. Did I mention that I spent $60 on games? Without a steady income? At least they're brilliant games.

Anyway. Back to writing. Chapter 10 will be done before I go to sleep. I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep!
talkingsoup: (naruto fearless)
Okay, so, my Persuasive Argument teacher was not in class again today, even though he said he would be, which only further confirms that something really bad is happening. I officially haven't even seen the guy since two Wednesdays ago. I think. It's gotten to the point that the class itself is in danger. I'm not sure what'll happen if he officially goes on medical leave, since I'm not sure about IC's policy on that. It's possible all of us will have to re-take P-Arg. Damn, I hope that doesn't happen, because much as I like the class I just really don't want to take it again. Plus I'm sure it would only make Prof. Bob feel even worse.

Man. I really want to know what's happening with him.

In other news, we watched more Buffy this weekend, which was pretty awesome. Julie and I watched the rest of the first season of Avatar. Very, very awesome, let me tell you. A cartoon with plot! I can't get over it!

One week until break, oh snap.

I dunno if I mentioned this, but Julie and I finally finished Naruto, up to when the filler arc begins. Guh.

for all y'all what ha'nt seen 'tall yet )

Well, now I've sent Julie part of the manga, so that when she


(Julie don't click this!) )

And lastly, Chapter 9 of my fic is up, and the link is in the sidebar iffen yeh be pirate enuff ta read it, arr. (What is with me today?) Also, I'm totally back into the Mot groove (despite being up to 400 pages, officially--just shoot me) and things are running very nicely. I'm through the roadblock and totally know where I'm going.

Hooray!

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