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Some good stuff happening, if not exciting.

May 2nd, 2010 (11:32 am)

: busy
: kaito | what's color?

First off, I remembered I had a LJ. I thank Katie for that.

To sum up stuff that's happened the last several months, I did get my raise, but my hours got cut. Go figure. On the other hand, it's kind of nice to do less work for the same amount of money.

In terms of writing, I've gotten only some stuff done. I need to figure out how to strike a balance with my fitness regime and sitting on my ass at the computer. Speaking of fitness, I've lost about 15 pounds since my last update, so I'm slowly but surely making my goal.

I still play DDR, and my stamina is increasing again. It makes me happy.

Rayray has really gotten me into Fire Emblem games recently. I bought like four of them, and I am in love with the Ike/Soren pairing, as well as Tibarn/Reyson. Also Shinon/Rhys for no discernable reason. I suppose it's just because they look hot together in my mind. Ahh, yaoi... and to think I didn't even like it much five years ago. It's like a drug, man.

I've also become intrigued by Vocaloids lately, too. Half the songs people have made out there with them are hit or miss with me, but Gakupo is growing on me more and more, as is KAITO.

Not really a whole lot else to write about in terms of my day-to-day life. I went to Anime Punch last month on Easter weekend, but I'll write more about that another time. Hope everyone here is well.

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Trying to find time to write, and thoughts on yaoi.

September 30th, 2009 (10:37 am)

: creative
: zektbach | apocalypse 罪狩りの聖女

I've been getting a lot of hours at work lately. And by a lot, I mean fifty hours this past week alone. The reason being I've been partially covering Noreen's shifts for a while, and will continue to do so for a bit longer. The poor lady got third-degree burns on her hands from a flash fire in a frying pan at home, and her fingers are all bandaged up. She's on the mend, but I wish it didn't take someone else getting injured for me to get more hours, sheesh.

I also finally gathered the balls to ask Jerry for a raise, which I think I'm going to get. I mean, I've been there over a year and a half. I believe that it's about time that I had one. Plus, I need to make more money. I can't not get a raise, and afford my bills and other expenses. So I hope it'll work out where I don't have to get another, or second job. The idea itself is laughable, knowing how long it took me to get this one.

In other news, I hurt my right knee playing DDR the other day. It's been about a week and the pain is finally gone. Up until that point I was extremely worried. I didn't want to have to go to a doctor to get it looked at, and I was limping around for a while. I felt completely useless at work, but my boss was quite understanding about it, so he didn't say anything when I had to sit down frequently to take the weight off my legs. Still, I wonder if it'll be okay for me to start playing DDR again. I mean, I'm so terribly addicted to the game. I truly hope I just pulled a little something and I'm over it. I don't want to aggravate any pain by trying again, but we'll have to see.

Other than that stuff, I've just been trying to find time amidst my hectic schedule and exhaustion to let the creative juices flow for my Ouran fanfics that I have going. Right now I have three in the works, and another one I really love the idea for that I'm itching to write. If anyone's interested to see what I've been up to, it's all on my fanfiction.net account.

Speaking of fanfiction... I find it funny, while I'm not particularly a yaoi fan in general, I get totally captivated by specific pairings. This happens for characters of any gender, though, so I don't attribute it being specifically a yaoi fandom thing. I guess looking back on how I felt when I first got into Inuyasha fandom, it's pretty amusing when Ray introduced me to yaoi and I was so meh about it. Until I got into Inuyasha/Miroku. Then it was Ness/Lucas. Now I'm into Hikaru/Kaoru. Other than those, while I can appreciate well-written/well-drawn yaoi, it's not specifically a yaoi thing, again, because that can be said of any gender depicted.

Reading what I wrote just now, it almost seems like I'm some yaoi fangirl in denial. Haha, oh well.

Lastly, but not leastly, I want to buy Zektbach's album. Tomosuke makes Konami even more epic. Oh lawd, I'm so punny. Have a listen.

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Shiny new PC is shiny.

August 5th, 2009 (02:12 am)

: awake

Yeah, my old one blew up and stuff. It took a while to save up, but I just recently got this new one. I'm fortunate enough to have been able to retrieve the important files off the old hard drive, like my fanfiction-in-progress and Stepmania files.

Quite a bit has happened since I've last been able to post here... my current weight loss achievement is 40 pounds less than when I started. I'm not telling you all what I weigh until I've lost it all, so don't ask.

Otakon plans fell through. I was planning on going to Connecticon instead with Ray and Bryan, but that fell through, too. It seems not to be my year for anime conventions, but I might end up trying to hit up Matsuricon here in Ohio at the end of August, just to check it out. I dunno if I'll cosplay or not. I'm dying to use my Ouran costume but it'd be kind of sad to be Hikaru minus Kaoru. I guess I could always be Kyouya. I already have the right hair, and I wear glasses.

I am, however, going on a much needed vacation in August and I think it'll really help me de-stress. I guess the fact that I'm moving out in September will help that along nicely, too. It's time for me to leave the nest, as much as my mom will miss having me around to borrow cash from. I think she'll live. Possibly figure out how to manage money better, to boot.

I should be in bed. I work tomorrow, but bleh.

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It's almost like I don't even have a job.

March 20th, 2009 (03:32 pm)

: bitchy
: the smashing pumpkins | raindrops + sunshowers

Mom's asking me for money. Again. She's really ticking me off with the whole "I need to buy a PONY on a whim, because I'm oh-so-mature and only using my cash for important things during a recession."

Okay, look. I was more than prepared to save my own money to pay for Otakon, rooming, costumes, and travel expenses by myself. I didn't need you to come in here and guilt trip me into giving you my cash. Bleh. Anyway, I dearly hope she doesn't try throwing it up to me that she paid for anything for my trip this summer considering I'm loaning her the money first.

That said, I'm in a foul mood because I'm incapacitated from exercising for two weeks. That puts a huge damper on my get-in-shape-more-before-Otakon plan, and I'm not happy about it.

Apparently, the neighbor's dog thought it would be awesome to just walk up to me and bite a chunk out of my thigh on St. Patrick's Day. There is a huge hole in my leg now, and it's oozing strangely colored and disgusting looking fluid, but the doctor I saw today said it looked normal. Oh well. Work was hell yesterday just being on my feet. Tomorrow's going to suck ass.

After only having read the first few volumes of Peach Girl for like, years... I finally got around to reading the rest of the manga. Finished it last night, and I'm happy to say that my favorite character didn't get screwed over in the end. They always seem to.

Speaking of which, I'm irritated at Bisco Hatori and what she's doing to Hikaru in the Ouran manga. He's my favorite character, and she better stop making him suffer.

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Cosplay and fanfiction, how I have missed you.

March 2nd, 2009 (02:02 pm)

: creative
: the veronicas | untouched

I bought Wiifit recently. I'm really, really liking it. It's a good way to break the monotony of playing DDR for my main source of exercise. Not that it isn't good exercise in itself, but keeping my body guessing is good, too.

I recently started role-playing on a forum again, as well as RP with Ray over MSN. With my crazy schedule, it's kind of nice being able to do something I can only more or less do kind of sporadically. I'm RPing Hitachiin Hikaru from Ouran High School Host Club with her, and the same over on a little fansite called SHINE. I might start doing some of their fanfic challenges, too. I've been trying to get back into fanfiction, as well. I finally finished my Ness/Lucas shounen ai story. It can be found here along with my other stories.

Speaking of Ouran, that's my new anime interest. Love it to pieces. Love the anime, love the manga, love the possibilities for the fandom. The manga's actually still going. I can't wait to read the next installment.

I'm actually going to cosplay Ouran at this year's Otakon with Ray. I'm going as Hikaru, she's going as Kaoru, and we get to have loads of fun pretending to be identical twins when she's about four inches shorter than I am. Not to mention keeping straight faces while we say cheesy lines and take scandalous, twincesty pictures for fangirls. I know we're both going to be giggling like mad.

I'm also working on a Ness costume, which is actually nearly complete. I've almost assembled all the parts for it, just need to paint blue parts on my shirt and hat.

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Working a lot.

January 9th, 2009 (02:05 am)

: amused
: redalice | mother earth

I'm also kind of glad to be out of the house, though. Mom and grandma are having minor spats and I don't really feel like listening to it.

In other news, at work today something rather humorous happened. The lady who is our Lorillard Tobacco rep stopped in today to fix displays and stuff. She's always really nice, and we chitchat while she does her thing. So today we were randomly talking about politics and she asked me what my thoughts on Obama were.

So I told her I voted for him, and she said, "In that case, I have something exciting to show you. Exciting for me, anyway."

So she shows me this email she received on her phone, from LaTourette's office. She'd requested tickets to the inauguration, but because of the overwhelming amount of people that wanted to go, they said they were holding a lottery to decide who would get the tickets.

Well, she got chosen, but the funny part was that my eyes were drawn to one thing in that email. So I said, "You know, they spelled Barack wrong."

Sure enough, our future president's name was written as Barak Obama. Glad to know our congressman's office has such impeccable typists.

Well she and I both thought that was hilarious and after I congratulated her, she said she must've shown that email to about a dozen people by now and I was the first that found the error. She told me I had sharp eyes. Ironic, considering I think I need new glasses all the time.

So she said she was going to mention it when she got her tickets, and the next time she stopped in she'd have lots of pictures to share.

I'm totally tired, but I wanted to write that down before I forgot it in the morning.

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Money troubles, but here I is.

January 4th, 2009 (11:34 pm)

: nostalgic
: ouran high school host club | hikaru and kaoru hitachiin | bokura no love style

So, by overextending myself this holiday season my phone line got abruptly shut off. I just got it turned back on the day before yesterday.

Fortunately I got paid the day after Christmas. It was kind of like life was saying, "Here, have some money while others are totally broke." It was nice.

Christmas and New Year's was quiet. I hung around the house and played DDR, read more of the Twilight series, and all those kinds of shenanigans.

I'm back though, and now making up for lost time by checking my email, deviantart, IMs, and such, trying to convince everyone I'm not dead. The timing was kind of poor though, I had tried to reach out to a few people I've lost touch with before Christmas, but it hasn't seemed to work out in my favor.

New year, though. New opportunities. Happy 2009.

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November 25th, 2008 (04:24 pm)

: sick
: sparker | brightness darkness

Forgot to mention I bought one. Recently. Like two weeks ago. It took every bit of cash I had, plus a month long loan from my mother, but I wanted it before December.

The first thing I did when I opened the box was hook it up without reading the instructions, as I have a terrible habit of doing. I didn't break anything (fortunately), but I still haven't gotten around to figuring out how to hook it up to the internets.

I haven't tried Wii Sports at all yet. Instead, all of my time with it has been spent playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I don't know what bug must have infected me, to make me buy Brawl. I remember distinctly not enjoying fighting games in general.

Then I remember knowing and loving most of these characters from other games, and take note of the cartoony and silly battles, and it's nothing but love. It's funny, I didn't even really enjoy the previous two incarnations that much. I blame that on the fact that I hate clunky controllers. Hello, N64 and Gamecube. I see you there.

Nintendo of America can continue to be retarded about the localization of MOTHER 3 (click that link, it's the only way to save the orphans), but at least I can play as Lucas in Brawl. Ness too. It's better than nothing. I find myself in admiration of the detail they put into this game. Like it's more than just a fighting game. Hard to describe.

I'm finding a minor hitch writing chapter 4 of my fanfic. Mostly because I always feel weird about writing out scenarios of intimacy. Not because I mind writing it, but because I like to have a bit of dialogue and it's hard to make it sound natural.

In other news, I got a stuffy nose overnight and I'm sneezing my brains out. That won't do, I can't write without my brain.

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Writing fanfics and seeing movies.

November 25th, 2008 (01:02 am)

: calm
: mother 3 | smashing song of praise

Two things I haven't done in a long time, but now that I have a couple more days off during the week, I can enjoy them again.

I'm actually up to chapter 3 of my Ness x Lucas fanfic... I've missed writing a lot. I finally found a lot of inspiration in this pairing after playing through MOTHER 3, which is a fantastic game and I would recommend it to anyone. I think it tops my list of RPGs. It's been so long since I've written though, I feel rusty. I have gotten a few nice comments on it though, so I'll keep at it. I have a few twists in mind to keep my readers interested (I hope).

I also saw Twilight tonight. My mom had bought the four books before, and both she and my grandmother (!) read them like mad. I wanted to, too... but didn't find time. Now that I've seen the movie, I definitely want to read them soon.

I still need to finish His Dark Materials, though. That was a disappointing movie (I did read the Golden Compass before seeing it live action). I imagine Twilight will be better in book form as well. It's how it always is, pretty much.

I think I wanna crank out another chapter of my fic before I get to reading other peoples' work, lest I end up accidentally borrowing themes or ideas. I wanna write while my mind is blank of other stories, if that even makes sense.

I've tried in the past couple of days to touch base with a lot of people, I feel so far removed from everyone I care about it's not even funny. But! It's amazing how much better I feel after asking to be scheduled less. I don't even mind that much making a little less cash. I can pay my bills comfortably, and have some to spare. Can't complain about that!

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I missed you.

November 23rd, 2008 (03:09 pm)

: awake
: the dreaming | send me an angel

Have you ever had a point in your life when you wonder where the time has gone?

You go about your day, go to work, come home exhausted, sleep.

It just becomes so difficult to juggle everything.

I keep getting my internet shut off, and just recently paid it... although they'll probably shut it off again soon.

...But by gosh! I plan to write here. I have missed you, journal. I missed everyone whose journals I read.

I want to write again. I want to see my thoughts in a form I can reflect on.

From now on, all of my journal posts will be public.

I have nothing to hide any longer.

I just want to write.

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