samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (everyone can see my every flaw)
I'm starting to wonder if I'm cursed.

First it was my phone. Then it was my iPod. And now, my ring went missing for two days.

I finally found it in my blanket, but still. D:

I'm waiting a few more days for the iPod to show itself. If I don't find it by then, it's time for another one. I'm not sure if I want to get another iPod nano or finally give in and get myself an iPod touch. To be honest, I like the iPod Touch that my dad has, but I don't like how sensitive the touch screen is, and if I want to play any games, I can just borrow his iPod. I only like music players that play...well, music. And Lord knows I will never own an iPhone so that option's out. (Not that I dislike iPhones; I just don't use my phone at all.)

Still, I need my iPod back. I ripped a Michelle Branch CD. It demands nostalgic revisiting!

So...been home for awhile. Nothing drastic has happened, except that [ profile] sleepyscribbles and I may or may not retcon all of our characters and their roleplay from scratch. Not completely, since we're keeping some things in and we're still working through the details, but our characters have evolved so much over the last few years that it's probably time to apply those changes from the beginning of their story.

I want to know, does anyone have any writing exercises for original characters? Or meme things? I found some OC Inspiration Charts that I intended to fill out on my day off tomorrow and Friday, and I already know about the existence of 365 Questions for Roleplay Characters, but I haven't really found anything else to satisfy me.


May. 2nd, 2011 02:43 pm
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Well, I'm sick. Again. Body aches and sore throat. It all happened last night when I woke up from my nap. I feel significantly better after I slept in, but I still feel like shit. Hopefully my night at work will be uneventful, and if I ask, maybe they'll put me somewhere warm.

It's really starting to annoy me that I've been getting sick frequently. :\
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So remember when I asked what computers you'd recommend?

I finally gave in and purchased a new laptop. It's an HP Pavilion dv7. It's supposed to have a snazzy enough video card to do some gaming. Finally! I haven't tried it out, but even if it doesn't work the way I'd want it in that aspect, it's still a lovely computer. Much better than the Dell Inspiron I was using. (And um. More expensive. It's the most money I've ever dropped on a single item. I felt sick.)

I named it Varric. Aw yeah, never abandon me, buddy.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (a beautiful blue sky is waiting for me)
Is it sad to say that I'm not very excited about Easter? I don't know why. It's not so much the holiday itself as it is the actual celebration. I can't really get myself hyped up for it anymore.

Of course, I'm only belly-aching. I should note a few positive things that have been going on lately.

1. Um, I'm writing again? It's crappy Dragon Age fanfiction involving my Warden and how she's dragged into all sorts of shenanigans, but at least they're story ideas I'm actually writing down.

2. I've been saving up for another laptop, too. I just...can't stand this Dell anymore. It doesn't work the way I want it to, even though I'm really not sure what I'm doing wrong. The hard drive went into failure twice since I've owned it, beyond my own doing. I guess it's a good sign that it needs to get scrapped? Either way, I've been looking to buy a laptop that's good for gaming anyway. The only problem is that I have no idea what to even buy, other than I'm looking into HP computers.

3. I recently watched the finale for Madoka Magica, and holy crap, that left me teary-eyed. It's been awhile since I watched an anime that left me anticipating the end that badly. I'm glad it didn't fail to deliver what I expected.

4. Uh. That's it? I never know what to blog anymore. The biggest thing that happened to me today was that I got two t-shirts and two new journals from my parents as an Easter present. Both are Disney-themed. They're cute.
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My journal's been too depressing lately. Here, a meme I stole from tumblr!

Comment with a fandom and I'll give you:

- 3 favorite relationships
- 3 favorite characters
- 3 favorite moments
- 3 reasons I like/love that fandom

... And just for kicks, if you're interested, since I've been on a music kick lately.

Give me a character/relationship/fandom and I'll name at least one song that reminds me of them.

You should know my fandoms by now. If not, feel free to check out my icons or the listing here for a better idea. (I'm aware that my listing gives away ships, but I'll try and sum up my main three for this meme.)

Real life business: Dragon Age 2 is still a project. Been meaning to pick up my transcript from college but haven't gotten around to it yet. Finally got out of the house and went shopping at the mall today and picked up a lot of cute stuff - and I had a Nostalgia Bomb drop on me when I discovered my favorite Backstreet Boys CD on sale at FYE for $5. It's the same one I played on repeat when I was twelve or thirteen. NO REGRETS!
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So I see that a few people on my flist have either done this meme already, or they're getting around to completing it. I wanted to give a crack at it. I'm not sure if I played too many games that will let me fill out all of the prompts, but I'm going to try. Here goes nothing!

Day 01 - Very first video game. )

I'm going to work a Bulls game today. Tomorrow, it's my birthday and thankfully I have the day off! (And this was without me even requesting the day off.) HOORAY FOR SLEEP.
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Well, now we've started feeding the birds outside of our home. Which we always did, but lately we have to make sure we put out bird seed on the front steps in a little bowl so the birds won't steal the peanuts from the squirrels. Like, yesterday we had this group of starlings--which are very beautiful birds, I discovered--appear out of nowhere and sit on our front porch for hours, and they kept stealing peanuts. We haven't seen them before and we'll probably never see them again. That's how random their appearance was. And don't even get me started on the pigeons.

We're insane for taking care of these animals. Not that I'm complaining. They stay away from the windows and our cats, and they never leave a big mess, so it's no big deal.

Starting the day after today, I'm off for a week! I can get started on checking something for the Spring 2010 semester I'm aiming for, and I can be free and nerdy! I'm going to try and get my glasses fixed, and probably get some writing done.

(Also, I had this weird Teen Titans dream that wasn't about the Teen Titans at all but characters and settings were imagined in that style. I only remember a rich snotty girl forced to be some hero or something. Oh and I've been awake since five in the morning on eight hours of sleep. It was weird.)

I'm currently listening to Celine Dion. It's all your fault, flist.
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Still sick and fairly crabby, even with Panera Bread in my tummy, so I stole this meme from two awesome people on my flist.

Name a fandom and I'll give you 3 unpopular opinions.

An entire list of my fandoms can be found HERE. Ask for any of them. Even if I can't think of three, I'll try and come up with one, at least.

Other than that, I've been obsessed with Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility. My character married the doctor and I finally upgraded my house to a two-story. Oh and she's due to have a baby after season Spring is over. D-Don't judge how excited I am about this.

Also, I've gotten around to watching the first season of Big Bang Theory, and now that I know what the show's about and the characters, I no longer care about it because it pretty much has the dumbest shipping war ever.

EDIT: For the meme, we've got Sailor Moon, Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Final Fantasy X, and Soul Eater. Feel free to ask for any other fandom!
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So, I caved and actually asked for a bingo table at [ profile] hc_bingo. Because clearly I've lost my sanity. I'm not even huge on the genre as a whole, but I wanted to see which prompts I'd receive and if it'd work for me at all, because sometimes I don't mind H/C. (I asked for them to leave off sexual trauma and abuse, so if you're going to get a table and you're not comfortable with those prompts, please make sure to tell them that. Because a lot of them involve child abuse, for some reason.)

The Bingo Table, plus thoughts... )

I came back from a barbecue at my older sister's place. I ducked out early because my head was bothering me and I felt like I was getting sick again. One of the lowest highlights of my night involved Jason's thirty-year-old sister apologizing for making a crude gesture in front of me about dicks and assuming I was a really young teenager. Yes, believe it or not, I am twenty-two years old, damn it. D:

I attempted to watch this lame anime last night, and...I forgot the name of it. I discovered it when I was looking at this list of Anime Love Scenes on YouTube and I thought I'd give it a try. But I ended up hatewatching episodes three and four before I finally gathered my senses and dropped it like a bad habit. It was basically a girl reluctantly loving a boy who treats her like shit but the boy is set up as this secretly wonderful and soft-hearted guy on the inside SO IT'S OKAY, EVENTUALLY HE STOPS BEING A JERK and ugh. I hated it and it was only four episodes, so I'll get back with you with the name of it if anyone's curious.

Oh and in less than happier news, I lost my debit card at Target. They destroyed it by the time I reported it missing. But gee, it would've been nice if they notified me any of this OVER THE PHONE when I called and asked if I left it there. 8| So. I guess I'm going to have to report it missing and asked for another one.

And because I forgot to mention it, Scruffy's improving very quickly. He's walking normally, his appetite is slowly coming back, and he's interacting with us again instead of sitting around and staring off into space. I think what helped was that my parents stopped giving him his painkillers, which were making him too loopy to do anything. His head is still tilting, but he's much better off than he was when we first brought him home.
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I'm pretty sure I had some sort of heat stroke. I was working in the eighty-eight degree weather today, and when I got home, I passed out as soon as I had something to eat. Then I just got up, and I. was. dizzy. Vertigo dizzy, not just regular dizzy, and my eyes and sinuses hurt. I went and ate ice cream as soon as I woke up because I was hot. (We have air conditioners in our home, but our living room doesn't have one yet and that's where I passed out.) I'm still light headed, but it's slowly getting better.

Oh, well. Have a music meme!

Day 01 - Your favourite song
Day 02 - A song that makes you happy
Day 03 - A song that makes you sad
Day 04 - A song that reminds you of someone
Day 05 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 06 - A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 07 - A song that you can dance to
Day 08 - A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 09 - A song from your favourite band
Day 10 - A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 11 - A song that describes you
Day 12 - A song from your favourite album
Day 13 - A song that you listen to when you're angry
Day 14 - A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 15 - A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 16 - A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 17 - A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 18 - A song that makes you laugh

Day 04 - A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

I can't not post this song and ignore [ profile] sleepyscribbles. <3

At this point, this song stalked us. I'm serious. We'd be talking on AIM or hanging out somewhere, and all of the sudden, we hear the song. Hell, I was watching Adam Sandler's The Wedding Singer and an instrumental/wedding version of the song came on when we were talking on AIM once. We couldn't escape the song, so much that it just turned into our song. (I mean, it sort of fits us. She's a small town girl! I'm just not a city boy from south Detroit; I'm a city girl from the south side of Chicago. BUT IT TOTALLY FITS.)

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This is how I've been wasting my social life lately: I fixed up my userpics a little bit. (Okay, a lot.) I still have to upload a few more, but I'm happy with the amount I have.

My mouth's still bothering me, but it's a little better than the pain I experienced yesterday. I can actually eat without wanting to burst into tears. I can drink/eat hot stuff now! (Such as a warm cup of coffee, because my dad just picked up International Delight's Hershey coffee creamer, chocolate caramel. My life is complete, omg.)

AND BECAUSE I HADN'T BEEN DOING THEM LATELY: I haven't forgotten about fanmix requests from a long time ago! I, uh, did something drastic and deleted my entire music library. Which wasn't a particularly wise choice. So, there's the story and I'm sorry for being so lame. D:

Now that I've gotten the random notes out of the way, have a meme because I'm bored. I stole this from [ profile] beyondheroism__.

Name a fandom. I will provide one thing that I actively seek in fanfiction, and one thing that I can't stand to see.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (he can't read my poker face)
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Hahah. Um, spoilers for a book, 'The Time Traveler's Wife' )

Real life is okay. Mouth still hurts. Scruffy's home from the vet and he's recovering. He didn't have any cancer. Actually, his testicles were inside of him rather than out, which we've always known about but we never thought it was a danger to him because he was fine for eight years. Well, those have been removed completely.
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I don't have much to post today since I didn't do anything except catch up on some well-needed sleep and decide that I'm going to buy a new purse tomorrow, but I do have a a link to something important that I found via [ profile] alba_aulbath's journal.

"I Have Always Depended On The Kindness of Strangers..." This is a recent experience of how unfairly the United Airlines treated [ profile] evilpuppy, who's been suffering from a spinal injury since 2004. Please read this, because this needs to be brought to everyone's attention if they intend to travel, and I encourage all of you to avoid United Airlines or let them know they've lost potential business because of this incident. What happened here was absolutely inexcusable.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (FF7 ▶ there goes my hero)
An icon meme that I've done millions of times before! )

I'm tired and crabby and I want to eat pasta but we lack some. :(
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I love how my laptop gives me the blue screen of death, fails at system restore, and won't let me get into my desktop, the day before NaNoWriMo begins.

My last laptop went berserk and blew up on my birthday, too. At least it was two days in advance this time.

Oh, and Firefox on this computer? It keeps crashing.

So, yeah. If I'm not around as much, you know why. */headdesk.*
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I'll post you an "instant" mini-fanmix: a cover and 3-5 songs that remind me of that character/pairing/show/etc. I'll upload the songs and everything!

Um, because I'm bored and I enjoy this meme. Fandoms you should aim for are Teen Titans, Sailor Moon, Soul Eater, Princess Tutu, Nana, Clannad, Hey Arnold!, Final Fantasy VII or IX, Disney, Avatar, and maybe Bleach (depending on which character you give me). Original characters too, if you know any of mine. Oh, and I will take either characters or ships, it doesn't matter!

Nothing eventful in my life is going on at the moment! Might go shopping tomorrow. We'll see.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now ((se) stand my ground)
I'm working on adding LJ-cuts to all of those twitter posts. My blog is nothing but twitter posts these days and I'm getting sick of looking at them.

In other miscellaneous news ... I read an old blog of mine from 2003, when I was fifteen/sixteen years old. It was embarrassing. Seriously, I was such a bitch in high school. I feel like jumping in a time machine so I can track this girl down and slap her for being so down on herself and others.

That's it. There's something else, but I'll get on that later.
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I realized I haven't made a post about real life and general things in a few days, outside of those twitter posts. Oh, and I should work on putting LJ cuts on those. I'll get around to that tomorrow or Wednesday. For now, have some bullet points with notes and random thoughts.

• Dear 2009: Stop with the celebrity deaths, please. Thanks.

• It's a good thing we don't have any booze around here and I have little to no interest in it. If I made up a drinking game about Kanye West and any LJ/twitter post that mentions him, it wouldn't end well.

• I noticed that I hadn't been paying attention to any television shows. I think I got utterly disappointed with Heroes so badly that I dropped TV altogether. Most of the time my TV is off and I'm either reading or playing around on the computer/PSP. So uh. What's everyone watching lately?

• I've been writing! Considering I've been suffering from a writer's block for a long time, I feel good. I'm still not happy with the finished products, but it's better than nothing.

I've got a problem, though. I have an RP line to write I've been putting it off since June, I have to write it, and this OC's voice isn't active, at all, which ... making me panic a lot, because he's ... literally not clicking in my head, no matter what I try and do with him. I've had this character since I was fifteen or sixteen years old, and I don't want his muse to go comatose on me. :( Can any writer on the flist lead me to writing exercises I can work through to poke him back to life? Anything will help a lot. ♥

• Also, I am in dire need of Beast Boy/Lightning icons. Dammit, [ profile] cheriestar. I am looking at you. (LJ totally needs to give us more icon space. 100 icons, plus one royalty icon for every subscription renewal, is not enough.)
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Something about an update on the Avatar movie casting lingers under this cut. If you could care less or you're sick of hearing about it, don't read this. )

Real life issues are calmer, but then they're not. There's barely any pain in my left side now. My appetite was completely gone today. I forced myself to eat, though, so I'm good to go.

The only reason why I'm up this late, at this point? Video gaming. All of my characters are at levels 99. Time to face Sephiroth! That final battle will happen ... tomorrow, lulz. Totally not ready for this shit. D:

Edit: So I came to a few conclusions about FF7, when I actually remember my shipping preferences.

• So I discovered that I ship Barret/Tifa. Then I remember Cloud and feel guilty about it. Then I settle for an OT3 - Barret/Tifa/Cloud - so everyone can be happy. I know it's weird, but I can't imagine Tifa without Cloud and vice versa, or Barret without Tifa OR Cloud. It's my first OT3 ever.

• When I was younger, I shipped Reno/Yuffie. It's pretty much a fanon/crack pairing, if I'm right on this. I haven't seen anyone else show an interest in this. I don't know where the pairing came from, or why I thought about it, but I did. I think I had my ships figured out when I was ... ten or eleven years old, except Yuffie was left out and I felt bad, so I slapped her into a pairing with Reno. Looking at the pairing now ... it's totally hot and I hope I was the first one to think of it. My ten-year-old self knew what she was doing. XD;

I also shipped Sephiroth/Aeris I MEAN. You see nothing.

• No slash pairings. (Except the occasional Cid/Vincent, because it's fucking weird and I love it.) Not even the femmslash. I ship the ladies for the lulz, but never seriously, not even for a minute. I've been stuck in my ways about the characters, and none of them really strike me as gay or bi.

• I used to ship Vincent/Lucrecia, but ... obviously that changed a lot. Lucrecia as a character annoys me even more now. I feel bad for her, and then I think she knew exactly what she was doing and it's too late to regret those decisions. That, and I think Vincent needs to realize that Lucrecia wasn't perfect and that he should stop punishing himself for a situation he had no control over in the first place.
samatethecookie: holy crap, I have this hairstyle now (♥ the glamorous)
We had an discussion about racism in my Woman's Creative and Performing class, in relation to a reading we're doing, and it's ... frankly, it's amazing how comfortable everyone is with each other and how open we were to share our stories, and it's even more amazing how one class can open up your eyes to things you've never noticed before. (Also, the professor told us about this book about White Privilege; a white writer stopped to think about what privileges she had and wrote a list of over 100 different privileges, such as having a bandage that looks like your skin color. I need to get that book; that thing about the bandage alone got me thinking.)

Oh. And randomly, I spoke to a stranger on the way home from school on the L. I accidentally bumped into her, sat next to her, and she started a conversation with me about her day. I really wish I had gotten her name. She seemed really nice. :(

Just checked by mid-term grades. Only two classes are up; one class is an A, the other is a C. Not bad, but I'm raising that C as soon as possible.

Despite all these nice things about today ... I can't WAIT until I go to sleep tonight. I am EXHAUSTED.


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