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I am vibrating with the need to play Story of Seasons. As the release date draws closer I've been filled with the need to play Harvest Moon and I keep checking Amazon to see if it's shipped yet because it said it would ship today but it also said I wouldn't get it until Thursday but it comes out tomorrow how can I wait until Thursday I will gnaw my arm off

Even though I have a midterm on Wednesday but w/e I can raise angora rabbits and camels on my farm wtf I just need this

Still having a Bleach moment, currently juggling Child of Light on Steam and Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Towns. It's hard to get into my new job because I won't have a computer for... weeks, probably, so people just hand me huge stacks of paper to proof/label/read, so most of my work time is spent reading monotonous procedures about how procedures are decided upon until I faceplant and then stealthily reading library books on my iPhone or writing fanfic.

...Do you ever have one of those pairings that you ship so much that you can't imagine writing or roleplaying it or whatever because it's so perfect already that there's nowhere left to go, that you can't add anything to it? I think that is Renji and Rukia for me. I can't write anything except pre-canon angst for them. Once they're bffs again nothing I write feels like it could come close to expressing their perfection.
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Scanslators have finally gone too far in their quest to lazily clean up manga! They have turned Yoruichi plaid.

Maybe they're not bothering to try because they know that by this point I am the only person still reading Bleach. So yeah, still liveblogging. And iconning again, because why not.

Might have good news to report soon but I refuse to jinx it by putting it out there on the internets too early. Instead, I will report the weird news: I'm going to try out this religion thing. You will find me tomorrow attending a potluck Shabbat service at a synagogue. What does one wear to a Shabbat service? I'm always seeing Jews in the Main Line district dressed all nice on Saturdays as they go to temple, so maybe I have an excuse to get dressed up for once!

Has everyone watched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix? If you liked 30 Rock, watch it immediately. Mainline it directly into your eyeballs. You will regret nothing. If you don't like 30 Rock, I will pray for you tomorrow.
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+ Don't start playing Xenogears again for no reason
Don't start playing Xenogears again for no reason
Don't start playing Xenogears again for no reason
Finish a damn video game! and not Xenogears

+ Watched the first two episodes of Galavant. It's available online. Everyone who enjoys Robin Hood: Men In Tights, saucy musicals, and/or funny things should watch it immediately.

+ Started re-outlining The Last Dreamer for scripting. A friend and I have agreed to have writing meetups IRL in the hopes that it will get us writing more. I need to have something to share!

+ Spending all my evenings organizing my stuff and it feels good. Thank you, Pinterest!

+ Having second thoughts about apping at Cerealia, and after my horrible weekend I need to give my brain time to recover anyway. Starting next week my MBA class makes Wednesdays into horrible 16-hour day ordeals, so maybe it's not good timing anyway.
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+ I'm all caught up on Bleach and I am excited about all of the things! I can't believe in two weeks it'll be chapter 600. WTF is this series. I have started dabbling in fic, but most of my time has been consumed with Harvest Moon, because... reasons.

+ My to-play video game list includes Final Fantasy IX, Tales of Xillia, and Dragon Age & DA II (previously beaten but I want a refresher). My to-buy video game list is:

Fantasy Life - October 24
Dragon Age: Inquisition - November 18
Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMix - December 2
Story of Seasons - December 31 (?)

Probably also World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor - November 13, on the principle of the thing. Story of Seasons is the tricksy new name of the Harvest Moon series, because they love our suffering a new company has acquired it for localization and Natsume still owns the rights to the phrase "Harvest Moon", and in fact is now releasing a completely original game and calling it "Harvest Moon". Very tricksy, intellectual property law.

+ I'm definitely an evolutionary dead-end. Darwin would probably be mystified if I manage to reproduce. Things that until the last two months I didn't know how to do properly include: tie my shoes, walk, and breathe.
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2014 is going to be great. I know it. I am rooting for all of you and wishing everyone the best and going to make it as best I can.

I'm on a better track career-wise and I'm about to get full benefits working for a company that's doing well. I find that I'm still slipping into depression habits periodically -- not because I'm sad or because anything is going wrong, but because the uselessness just burns itself into your brain. So sometimes it's all I can do to get off the couch before I have to head to work.

I don't want to overtask myself and set impossible goals that I'll feel bad about failing in immediately, so I have two resolutions for 2014...

Read more... )
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Everything is beautiful and everything is horrible, at the same time. It's complicated. The World Ends With You has become my spirit animal once again. It is so beautiful it singlehandedly saved me from misery, and gave me inspiration.

The important thing is I have actual mojo for an original story idea and I'm going to attempt to write it.

But you can expect a Tales of Xillia liveblog from me tonight.
sincere: TOV: Yuri reclines with a smile, natural (he's got it all ;;)
Actually doing all right now. I managed to make myself get moving and I wrote up a modpost for [community profile] randomizing for the upcoming setting; we can do some ATP tomorrow for wanted characters, and I did some Bruce tags! It's been two weeks and it feels good.

But if Blizzard offered me another 14-day trial, or if I could get a Scroll of Resurrection, it is hilarious how fast I would be playing World of Warcraft again.

But in the meantime I am playing Fire Emblem: Awakening (I love strategy games...) and I am briefly distracted by dragons! If anyone reading this is on Flight Rising who hasn't already friended me, then let me know and I will add you. I also have two guys who just hatched under the cut: Read more... )
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The only thing I hate more than being so depressed that even lifting my arms feels like a massive, exhausting amount of effort -- never mind things that actually involve the brain, like roleplaying, or replying to comments, or forming sentences -- is the fact that most of the time I don't even hate being depressed because I'm too depressed to care about that, or anything. This has been the case for roughly... 4-6 weeks??

But I keep feeling bad that I'm not responding to the things that you lovely wonderful people comment at me and that are piling up in my inbox because I don't want you to think I don't appreciate it!!! ♥

/those exclamation points are all I've got

/lies here /plays Harvest Moon and Rising Flight
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The world feels so hopeless and bleak these days. I'm unemployed and depressed and every time there's news, global or national or even personal, it seems to be hideous. I keep waiting for things to get better! For us to stop saying that it's okay to murder black teenagers if you find black teenagers scary, or that there's no more racism wink wink so let's stop enforcing any laws meant to prevent the disenfranchisement of minority voters, or that we're going to do our damnedest to dictate the way all women think and feel and act and dress and get medical care because they have no value except as objects for men... and that's just America's fuckery. Let's not talk about the rest of the world, about Brazil and Egypt and...

Bleh. The real problem is that it makes me want to avoid the internet and just zone out doing nothing but playing Harvest Moon all day. In Harvest Moon, all I have to worry about is not marrying any character who looks or acts 12.

...Pacific Rim was amazing, by the way! Everyone should see it.

That was supposed to be what this journal post was about before crippling bleakness settled in.
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TV: Elementary is amazing sldfkjslkg two hour episode next week!! Parks & Rec was renewed thank goodness. Go On was canceled, which is tragic, because it was an amazing show with a huge amount of representation that tackled real heart-wrenching material with lightness and optimism and caring. It hurts me not to have any more Ryan+Anne brotp, bonding over their dead wives, and Ryan+Steven because motherfucking John Cho and they were perfect bffs. But Arrested Development will be back soon!

Writing: I finally got back into writing with a bunch of Sif prompts from Tumblr. I love prompts. Where is [community profile] fic_promptly when I need it?! I thought about forming my own prompt comm, but it seemed like so much work...

Roleplay: And my own RP. I have all sorts of RP feelings. I looked at new games and made two new journals and my TWEWY love is back in force, let's see how long that lasts. But contemplating making a tiny game, no real AC, laid-back but with things happening to keep us engaged... I'll see.

So that is my scattered update. My sister's wedding is next week and I've got lots of stuff to do for it aieee. But for now I will be going back to my Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance liveplay.
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I think I have reached an end-winter madness stage where I feel super lazy and it's dark and cold all the time and I don't ever want to get out of bed. And taxes are being horrible to me. I have decided that I will compensate for all of this by spending money. I bought lots of experimental low-cal groceries for fast days (like cottage cheese with fruit in it) and I'm going to go out and buy SHOES and CLOTHES in preparation for SPRING, DAMNIT.

Adoring Elementary. Adoring Parks & Rec. Liking HIMYM and Go On. I have the best television shows. I'm also rewatching Arrested Development because... yes.

Another book fair week is coming up at work, so that's going to be intense, but after that I get a week off for spring break, wooo! I'm hoping I can hook up with Alicia and Jason to see Oz, but maybe it's short notice. idk. SOMEONE DO THINGS WITH ME.

Jes, this is for you, for some reason.

Anyway, Mass Effect liveplay now to resume.
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So I'm giving alternate-day fasting a shot. This is a reasonably terrible idea, because I love eating, and I dislike being hungry. But it's so healthy for you, not only weight-wise, but just generally health-wise. :|a

So, giving it a shot for a few days. Wooo. Side-effects of starting to fast may include irritability and fatigue. Sounds like a good time.

Also more determined to ever to someday write less fanfiction and write original fiction, because I keep having attacks of "why do I have to be at work today sob", which are not productive. But that someday shall not be last somenight, because I sat down and may have finished the Winter's Service prequel I've been working on.

So... Magda next. Probably. Yeah. >_>
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Just a few minutes away from the start of the new year in my timezone. So here's some thoughts.

This was a big year for me -- I moved across the country and I made a new life in a new city and I finally got a job in my field, after years of trying and failing.

Things I want to do in 2013:

Read more... )

Dreaming big.

Happy New Year to all of you. I'm hoping that for everyone who reads this -- people I care for, and new subscribers, and total strangers -- I hope 2013 is a year where we all become better human beings, or at least evolve into higher lifeforms in brain containers where all strife seems a distant archive of our historical collective mind. ♥
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I was awesomely productive this weekend. Got my car registered in PA, got my epic new license plate with the best default license plate number ever, mailed out all my packages, bought most of my gifts, wrote like 3000 words, did all my Sif tags...! I'm on the ball.

Sadly, I have to go in to work early on Monday and I'm terrified I'm going to be blamed for this latest mishap and I wish I could just live under a rock for the rest of my life.

So it's time for a meme! Since I never do these anymore.
Pick a character I've written and I will explain the top five [or so] ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them.
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This week sucks already.

And I haven't even started working my 10.5 hour workdays yet!

Book fairs are a brutal, soul-sucking business.
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Hurricane mostly missed Philly, everything's fine here. Back at work. Will catch up on comments etc soon.

I actually managed a decent first day of NaNo! I scrapped my original ideas and decided to just write Thor fanfic. /lies down to die of lameness

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So, I'm employed again! Hooray! And this time I'm working in an actual library! Like an actual librarian!

I'm working at a charter school with an enviromental/science focus in what is technically inner city Philly. There's only about 600 kids there, K through 8, and it doesn't pay great, but the important thing is that I am gaining experience in 1) a library, and 2) working with kids, both things I was sadly lacking before.

Oh, and I only work 7 hours a day. That's pretty sweet. I only get limited healthcare for this position, but I do get a bunch of paid holidays, paid days off if the school declares a snow day, and of course summers off. Plus the school is only four miles from my apartment!

It feels so good. And the kids are kind of adorable, even though I am intimidated by them. And by everyone else, really. People say hi to me for no reason. You can't put pressure on me like that!!


Jul. 26th, 2012 07:53 am
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You can all find me doing tiny, Plurk-sized updates at Twitter these days. Do you guys remember Twitter? It was Plurk before there was Plurk. [ profile] kayforaday

I have an interview for an extremely tiny temporary library job -- 10 hours a week, $17/hr. It'll barely cover my expenses, but it's something, and something is better than nothing, which is what I've heard from everyone else.

Still trying to write (all Marvel Cinematic Universe stuff), but in order to keep myself productive on the fic series I've started, I've made a private policy that I'll only allow myself to be writing three things at once. Then I have to finish one of the three things before a new slot opens up. This allows me to focus on something else if I'm not writing for one thing, instead of just staring at one thing and feeling bad I can't write it, or alternately, starting twenty things and finishing none.

I think I'm in more of a game-playing mood. I've been having these WoW cravings lately... I'm fighting them off with Kingdoms of Amalur and Harvest Moon: Animal Parade.
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Everyone who hasn't seen this yet needs to watch it right now. Credit to [personal profile] demiurgic as the genius who linked it to me.

I'm thinking about taking up Twitter again, but I might want to start a new one instead of reusing my old one... And maybe I should just channel those thoughts into DW instead of being afraid to post to DW without a big essay of words. But I went on my Twitter account and saw all these funny/useful/informative things I'd been following that I wouldn't have known about because I never use it...

My phone had an adventure through the washing machine that did not end well, a few days ago. But on the bright side... I now have an iPhone. On the down side... I have an iPhone...

/lies down to die


May. 27th, 2012 11:24 pm
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So a beautiful thing has happened!! And I finally have a picture to share it with. The beautiful [personal profile] sakusha sent these to us straight from Japan. ♥♥ She gave me two amazing Roxas Formation Arts figurines, one Twilight Town and one Organization, an Allen figurine that is hungry :( , and very tiny Allen and Orihime keychains. ♥ [personal profile] rainfall got her Yuri and Repede figurines, a Kanda figurine that is eating soba, a tiny Yuri figurine, and an adorable Yuri keychain -- in True Knight uniform!

The Roxas figurines are keeping me company in front of my computer right now. I can't even believe I have an Organization Roxas figurine sdlkjflskjg it makes me so happy.

And Li is so in love with her True Knight!Yuri keychain that it's on her keyring right now, as you can see in the image.

/sends all the love to [personal profile] sakusha eeee
/someday we will come to Japan and hug you in exchange

I'm sorry that this took so long to post. It is not for lack of love, only lack of energy / cables. /falls asleep