unij: YOU BET KID (Hold on let me explain)
Hey! I'm not dead! Hard to tell by looking at this thing. Whoops.

I'm trying my hand at NaNo once more, with very little expectation to actually finish, but the fact is that I think I have enough various short story ideas that I can get along pretty well. As things stand right now, I used day one to churn out a brofic, and spent the next three days fumbling through another. Currently at 9374 words, way beyond just my personal goal for the date, so that's... that's good. I'm okay with that.

iJAG is going great, from the perspective that everyone is awesome and fantastic and I love what everyone does. However I have the particular issue of being really, really behind on tags. and NaNo does not show signs of changing that any time soon. Why am I considering a third character, again...? Of course, my issue keeping up with tags has not at all extended to the Evil AU Log, which has just. Been. Mind. Blowing.

On the school front, my class is awesome, and I'm doing analysis of Charlie/Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for my final project. (Note: that's literary analysis on the book, and film review on the original movie.) The only downside to this is that the film review is supposed to be in the style of, you know, a film review in a newspaper or for a website or something, and the book analysis is all in depth and detailed. I wish it were vice versa. The movie has so much depth that I would love to go on at length about. And the book, while a classic, isn't quite as... easy to pick apart. Especially since that one has to be done with a group. And my group is not very good at helping. But when do group projects ever have someone ELSE doing the work?
unij: YOU BET KID (Guh-loooooom)
As a reminder, guys! It's Just A Game now has open reserves! Please check it out; we're already shaping up to have a wonderful cast, and the more the merrier!

In less jolly news, Rocketman is in the computer hospital. Sunday evening he spat out screws, and suddenly attempts to try and close the monitor became very difficult, with the siding coming off and computer innards showing. HP said they'll take care of it, but that means sending him away for perhaps a full week; I'm relying on the home computer now, which at some point since I got Rocketman became slow as balls. Just a heads up for anyone who I didn't whine to about already |D;;b

I guess the advantage to having unreliable 'net access would be it might force me to do more writing. And considering all the terrible things Evil AU has been doing... I think some brofic is in order. More as the situation develops =|
For those of you on my flist who are not Plurkers, but are role players...

An MST3K-inspired Panfandom RP

Lynx has been working on this game for a long while now, and I'm excited to be a part of it. I really hope you guys will be interested in it, because I'm sure it'll be buttloads of fun!

Reserves are open as of today, Applications open August 20th, and the game itself starts on September 3rd! Please check it out!
unij: YOU BET KID (Not Bugcatcher)
Brute-forced my way through 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors. I was getting pretty disappointed with myself because apparently I was getting every single bad ending before the good ending... before I found out that the very first ending I got WAS the good ending. However, for it to be completed, they actually require you to unlock one of the other endings (which happened to be the second ending I got.) It took like four days, which is a pretty long time for me on a puzzle game honestly--usually I can power through in a day, but each of the Important Routes took me a day each, and then a lot of messing around with trying to find the other ones. It made me start playing Sudoku again, damn this thing. I might have a Seven muse, because he's awesome. Also, I can't help but find parallels between Seven/Lotus and Franky/Robin, which makes me giggle a little.

Speaking of One Piece, GOOD LORD finally we're getting back to the good stuff. We spent enough time from the crew already, every little bit seems like fresh air. Brook, you silly moron, you ruin everything <3 Though seriously, how the heck did Zoro get caught? Will Franky get to blow something up? Please? Figures it would happen right after the big Second City plot where I don't know what fighting abilities he has. Hurrrrr.

Also speaking of Second City, 4th Wall Day! Never been in a 4th wall thing before... but hopefully it will be fun? Damn, I just need to be more active in general over there =( Franky torture does not excuse all the tags I've been ignoring.

Looks like the Mom Train is already on the verge of coming down. But I can't really blame her when I stay up until 5 in the morning playing 999, sleep until 1 PM, then spend the rest of the waking hours holed in my room. Shaping up to be a fun fun summer.
unij: YOU BET KID (school is hard)
Oh man, this week is going to be a doozy. I'm slogging through the various readings due for seminar on Wednesday, and while none of them are too terribly long I can't really make heads or tails of what it is most of them are getting at. That's just a mild inconvenience to compound on top of completing research and an annotated bibliography on a topic that really is rather impossible to find primary sources for, as well as putting the finishing touches on the group project of a (freakin awesome) puppet show. I just can't wait until Friday. I'm gonna get down on Friday.

On the RP front, I'm all a tangle of conflict; I've already put my foot down and will be dropping Franky at XI within the next couple of days (probably after things get less distracting), and I had just about decided that it was time to take Hajime out of the Institute as well. Until I got to talk with Olaf, finally, for the first time in ages, and... well, dammit, I just can't resist that girl. Logs with Mod have consistently been the absolute most fascinating and entertaining parts of my entire run at that game, and the promise of the drought ending is enough to make me cling on... just a little longer...

Another thing to do once things settle down after this week is replay Ghost Trick if I want to make sure I can handle picking up Missile at Second City. That dog has all my love, and I want to do him justice. After all, no one can complain about a hyperactive puppy ghost after they've gotten used to the ponies.
unij: YOU BET KID (uuber fail osu)
Am I really hormonal right now, or have the last couple days really been that much back and forth with the good and bad? I honestly can't tell. I'm so distracted and worked up over... everything, yet nothing. I just. Argh.
unij: YOU BET KID (Hold on let me explain)

I'm not sure exactly how I want to say what I want to say. I guess I'll start by describing what happened today. I'm not mad about it, or upset, but it is still on my mind and I feel like talking about it.

Cut for Introspective Nerdery and also mild gore? )
unij: YOU BET KID (I Did It My Way)
"Open the calendar of your Livejournal and post the first sentence of the first post of each month. That is your Year In Review! )

So yesterday I was going through some of my favorite videos of the One Piece Voice Actors being silly, and realized one of them took place at this year's Sakuracon. I decided to check the site for any interesting people I could find that would be at this year's con. Turns out, Mayumi Tanaka is going to hosting a TON of panels. /gleeeeee

Only two weeks out of Second City I already miss the sort of fun plots that would happen in jamjar games. I did enjoy my time over at 2C, but lost track of the plot fast and had trouble getting back in by the end. If I were to reapp, I don't know who I'd do it with. It's also slightly tempting to join another game, but it's so intimidating to not know where to look. Mrrrr.
unij: YOU BET KID (Guh-loooooom)
Hahaha, I was actually social today, what's up with that. Some friends and I took a long drive to see another friend, it was a lot of fun though now I am real life'd out. Worth it!

Also getting Hajime in a fight with the goddamn Jabberwock has possibly been the most epic thing I've done in RP for quite a while. Hell yeah.

Day 05: Pokemon -Favorite video-game?
Silver. I can't really be sure right now if Soul Silver outranks it, because they really did a great job with the remake, but I just remember loving Silver with such a passion when it came out, and ever since. I can still pick it up to play today and love the heck out of it. Soul Silver really does a great job of keeping things from the original version while bringing in new and exciting things; Leaf Green was nice for having updated graphics, I guess, but I actually have less fun playing that than my original Blue cartridge.

30 Days of Pokemon/Digimon
On the road-a-road-a-road )
unij: YOU BET KID (I Did It My Way)
Haha, wow, I'm finally back into rhyme-writing, and it's not even for Spin. I feel soooooo out of practice, but it's fun to finally try it again.

Also it's a pretty bad sign when I've fallen behind on this meme THIS early in the month but oh well RET'S GO!

Day 03: Pokemon -Favorite Movie?
I remember the second movie was coming out right when my love for the Pokemon series was on the decline, I only went to see it because they gave you the then-rare Ancient Mew card on opening weekend. Of course, afterwards the price plummeted, derp derp. All the movies have been honestly dorky as all heck, but I remember enjoying the Lucario movie when I saw it on TV, pretty much because Lucario's a huge badass.

Day 04: Digimon -Favorite Female Character?
As a little girl, I thought Sora was the most awesome fictional girl there was. She was cool, and she could fight, but she was nice, and she was good at soccer and was taken completely seriously by all the guys as an important member of the team. It's worth noting that I remember hating Yolei when I first saw Season 2, but when I rewatched it last year I thought she was a really great and well-designed character, too.

30 Days of Pokemon/Digimon
Changing all the time, change into power )
unij: YOU BET KID (Digimon are so squishy)
Oh my god you guys it makes me so happy that someone on the TGWTG site is doing Digimon reviews--it took her forever to get around to it, but I am sooooo pleased now that she's started. This show raised me, you guys. I love it so much, and to see someone else geeking over it like me makes me feel so vindicated. I really wish she'd spent more time on character analysis outside of Tai and Matt, because I think there's a lot to look at for all of the Adventure kids.

In other news,
The How's My Driving? Meme

And finally, we bring this sucker to a close.

Day 28: A song that makes you feel guilty
I second [livejournal.com profile] yamikonumber7 's response: What? Lol, no.
Day 28: A song you thought you knew the words to and then it turned out to be something totally different

I thought it was a happy song about quirky, confident people falling in love. Then I found out it was about how attractive people are lonely and desperate for their sad one-night stands. I like my version better.

Day 29: A song from your childhood

In elementary school, we always had a big year-end revue that was often a pain, but hey, you got to be in stage in front of your parents. In fourth grade, so many of us signed up that our grade got split into two groups. Our group did this song, and we kicked ass. The parents cheered extra loud, and even the fifth graders told us we rocked. I kept the cardboard guitar cut-out in my closet for years after.

Day 30: Your favorite song at this time last year

I think I've earned the right at this point to break my "No EBA" rule. It's still my favorite, for reasons entirely separate from Lobster Bucket--my Favorite Song tends to last for years on end, until I get tired of it. But until then, this song will always, always, always make me smile.

The End )
unij: YOU BET KID (Out of cola?!)
Oh my god One Piece, what are you even--Franky and Brook's stories are terrifying. Like, Franky's hilarious and badass but also terrifying, because it makes you think, oh my god how did he do all that by himself without any proper tools and it blows my mind to even start figuring it out. I'm a little sad it looks like they're going to make it so he doesn't get credit for the disaster and huge bounty increase, too. And Brook's thing... it's... ugh. So bad. Has this man not had enough to deal with already? Reduced to a circus attraction? It's terrifying DDDD=

Bluh bluh the latest plot at XI drove me nuts for a few days but I'm getting over it. Franky's the only one in the midst of it right now and lord knows he doesn't get bothered by this stuff. But Hajime was freaking out so hard that I actually lost sleep over it--took some brainwashing to calm him down, but now we're both feeling better about it. I can handle this, though I'm still miffed. I'm looking forward to events at 2C, it's been slow enough that I bet lots of people will make this latest stuff interesting.

Finally watching the Very Potter Sequel. It's awesome.

Day 25: A song that makes you laugh

When I was first moving into my dorm and getting used to this state, I kept thinking of this. It made me entertained all the way through.

Day 26: A song that you can play on an instrument

For a few years in middle school, I played the piano, prety much solely for the reason that I was tired of how my sister would play it and then when relatives came over they'd go "OOOOOOH CAITLIN PLAY FOR US ON THE PIANO." This was the last song I learned before my parents got tired of my whining about practicing and stopped paying for lessons. For years I could play it on muscle memory, and it's only been a year or so since I noticed that it finally has vanished for good.

Day 27: A song that you wish you could play

THIS is the song that makes me wish I still played the piano. LISTEN TO THAT ROCKOUT. Unf.

listage )
unij: YOU BET KID (Ah... this one is... formidable...)
It is truly ridiculous, the fact that I manage to have drama about my stupid Pokewalker. Though, I guess I don't need to worry about it anymore; the front half of it fell off at some point during my walk home from work without my noticing, and thusly I can assume it is lost forever. With how bad it was glitching out, I don't really mind, but it had my Vulpix in it D=

The latest drama at XI is a real stretch for me. Hajime was already mentally close to the breaking point after being trapped in the past, and I can't have him ignore the fact that the school is suddenly alive. He's having a total breakdown, and I'm just hoping that he'll be able to get through it in one piece. Morrison was having a really harsh time after a certain talk with Derrick, too, and this is not helping him think things through clearly. Franky doesn't really care, but I miss his Dad-logs already. Ugh.

Wow it's been four days since I updated this sucker MY LIFE IS BORING

Day 21: A song you listen to when you're happy

Pretty much all mys songs are happy. This is one that is suitably catchy.

Day 22: A song you listen to when you're sad

Not much to add there. Makes me giggle.

Day 23: A song you want to play at your wedding

Hahahahahahahahahahaha I am so not having a wedding, but uhhh here's an awesome sequence about that afterglow feeling |D

Day 24: A song you want to play at your funeral

Again... not much to add =3

derp )
unij: YOU BET KID (Franky's deep soul)
Bluhhhh families are complicated. Why can't everything in the world make sense and be easy. Conveniently, though, playing Franky in various threads in total Dad-mode has been unbelievably therapeutic. The guy knows how to reduce things down to a place where the answer feels obvious; feeling bad about what's going on won't get anything done. All thins considered about him, the fact that he's a calming presence is kind of hilarious. "I did it my way," indeed.

My Pokewalker is broken again, though. Even worse than before. It pisses me off.

Day 18: A song you wish you heard on the radio

I have often wished that there were radio stations that played video game music; there's some stuff that is really beautiful to listen to, be it instrumental background music or things with lyrics like this.

Day 19: A song from your favorite album

I don't really pay attention to albums themselves? I care more about artists. Annnd my more favorite artists have already taken previous Days, so... but this makes a good opportunity to talk about how awesome the Homestuck soundtracks are. I don't think there's been any updates that have pumped me up as hard as this one, though Act 4's conclusion was undeniably epic. This one finally made me realize how huge all the stuff going on is, and as ever the music couldn't be more fitting.

Day 20: A song you listen to when you're angry

As I've said before, I don't really have much sad or angry music. So when I'm frustrated, I prefer to channel that into a feeling of badassery, like whatever is opposing me, I don't have to worry about it; I'm more bad than it is.

Even on your song list... LOCK ON! )
unij: YOU BET KID (Guh-loooooom)
Back from Disneyland with [livejournal.com profile] yamikonumber7. Had a great time. Am now not very coherent.

I have a bunch of things to catch up on. Old tags that need to be tagged back. Huge MSPA updates bluh bluh. New events at XI, including dance stuff that I'm not sure I care about but should look into anyway. Introing Franky at Second City. Finding out if I'm working tomorrow. Sleeping.

That last one seems the most important right now.

The whole journey was awesome, and I soooooo wish I could have hung out with Kia longer, but a comfortable homebed is important right now. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.
unij: YOU BET KID (Just One More Minute)

...Apparently television executives are getting ideas from LJ RP now. "Persons Unknown" is a total jamjar. I missed the first episode, but I'm watching the second, and I'm a little blown away by all the similarities.

People wake up in an empty town, with cameras watching them everywhere. Food is provided, along with... some spooky people who're running the hotel, or something? When they break parts of their rooms or whatever, it seems to get repaired as if nothing happened. The kidnapees all seem to have some sort of implant put in their leg to put people to sleep if they're acting wrong, or something, though at the beginning of this episode we see 'em digging in with a knife to get the things out. When they try to run out of the town with the implants gone, they run into an invisible barrier. People keep getting little messages, presumably from their captors, in the shape of fortune cookie messages. The main chick is getting ones to kill one of the other guys. 

So on and so forth. I'm not sure I would care if it weren't so... DC 2.0.

EDIT: Hahaha they managed to drive out of town, before engulfed by a blinding light and finding themselves driving back in THEY ARE STEALING FROM LJRP IT'S OFFICIAL
unij: YOU BET KID (some times postal workers DOES CAUSE vio)
Glee finalie: Cliched and highly predictable throughout... but still very entertaining to watch.

In MSPA news... god I feel so bad for PM. On every level. It just. The whole situation must be awful for her. If I were more coherent right now I would do a big writeup about it. But I needed to get out something about it. Like, I feel worse for her than the kid who just had to find his friend/sister's dead body, and after that D_M post yesterday my heart was kind of wrenched for him.

[livejournal.com profile] secondcityrpg officially has opened the app gates, and Spin's is in. Now I sit back and be excited and hopeful for a week, aaa.

oh god packing is scary and we don't have a microwave and eating is suddenly difficult hnnnng
unij: YOU BET KID (Default)
...well this is annoying.

I finally decided to buy back my iconspace, but lo and behold... all the keywords and credits were mysteriously erased once I got 'em back.

I sure as hell can't remember what all of the keywords are, which is just personally annoying because I like being able to look back on old comments and having the proper icon present. But much more irritating is going to be trying to figure out where the hell I got all these things from; I like having proper credit for the icons I use, both to give respect to the maker and so I can know who I want to revisit later on.

mumble grumble.

In better news, you know what things are awesome? 1) Realizing how much you love an OTP and finding tons of art for it. 2) Finding out an online friend in another country is actually going to move within a few hours' drive next year. 3) Maybe finding another good lookin' game to play at! Whoop.
Argh I wouldn't normally consider a game as freakin huge as Luceti but they have every Strawhat but Franky It is slightly too tempting.

Well, no considering things until Thursday, when this paper's done with. Got 16 pages out of the 20 I've set for myself, going to the writing center tomorrow for some help smoothing out and getting ideas.
unij: YOU BET KID (tabureto?)
The How's My Driving? Meme

We had one of these in-game the other day, but I still want to optimize opportunity to get feedback.

Ugh, lately I've been getting really tempted to look for another game to play Franky at, but considering I have one week to write seven more pages (minimum), now is not the right time. In a week or two... I don't know, we'll see.

Too many of the games I've been playing have been making me reeeeeeally hungry for delicious Asian food. Accursed lack of income! I'm in that weird state where I am running low on food, but don't want to go shopping because it's not long before I go back home, and I dunno how much I'll actually eat before I head back. Food is a complicated thing like that.

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