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After watching the last episode of Death Note... [11 Jul 2008|10:21pm]
[ mood | OMG SO CRUSHED :O ]

Very slightly spoilerish for last episode of Death NoteCollapse )

Non-spoilery version: Today's lesson is, when writing the scripts for a popular televised anime, never use a sentence or phrase that has ever factored into a major Internet meme. Your professional pride will be dashed forever under the uncaring heels of YouTube posters. :P

Comments: 19 hugs - I need a hug.

Ding! Lvl 27! [04 Jul 2008|08:23am]
[ mood | okay ]

> It is your birthday!
> You have gained a level!
> Age goes up by 1.
> Finances go up by 1.
> Responsibilities go up by 1.
> Interest in Travel goes up by 1.
> Social pressure to Get A Boyfriend Already goes up by 1.
> Desire to write Sephiroth/Hotaru smutty epic goes up by 50.
> Guild demand for crazy pally tanking goes up by 50.
> Guilt over neglecting LJ goes up by 100.
> Laziness goes up by 9999.

> You attack Actual Grownup Responsibilities
> Actual Grownup Responsibilities hit you for 99999 (crushing blow)
> You die.
> Your equipped items suffer a 10% durability loss.

In other, more serious words, it's my birthday today, I'm 27, and I still feel like I'm only 18 years old. :-( WTH, I'm almost 30, 30 year olds are supposed to have a mortgage and be married and have kids and go to parties involving finger food in order to network. I'm sitting around the apartment my parents paid for and playing video games between writing fanfic and Death Note stuff. >.> Seriously, I feel like I kinda missed out the whole, "growing up" phase of life.

... not that that's necessarily a bad thing. ;-)

At any rate, today should be fun... Nata is taking me out to see Cirque du Soleil, which is always made of awesome. Then this weekend I'm having the gang come around for pizza and cake (which may or may not be a lie). It's a welcome break from the samurai drama that is EATING MY SOUL. :P

In more general news,
Happy Independence Day!
to the Americans on my friends list. Here's to a day of fireworks, BBQs, and whatever else you strange foreign people do on such a day. ;D

Comments: 13 hugs - I need a hug.

ARG NO FAIR [27 Jun 2008|06:29pm]
I really, REALLY have to learn to stop being such a good worker. I keep thinking that by being a good worker, I will get all the really cushy, "ya dun wrry just relax" jobs. Instead, I seem to be the go-to person for the, "We need you to start this instant and finish yesterday, so drop anything remotely resembling free time" jobs. And now they're coming at me from OUTSIDE Ocean.

My latest project is a live action samurai drama that was offered to me by one of the translators I worked with through Ocean. This sounds AWESOME AND DEEP AND EDGY except when you realize that samurai dramas are the Japanese equivalent of soap operas. At one point I had to write the direction for the heroine to engage in, "GRIEFSTRICKEN CRYING ADLIB" when what I really wanted to write was, "OVERACT AND GO RED ALL OVER WHILE SHRIEKING IN AN OVERDRAMATIC WAY". Plus they DON'T STOP TALKING. EVER. Gorram it, I want to see samurais fighting each other with swords, not endless talking heads. Although then there was a fight scene in the episode I was writing, and I wanted to get back to the talking heads. >.>

Did I mention each episode was 43 minutes long? >.>

Having said that, I confess I'm still glad to have taken the job. For one thing, I'm being paid $15 per running minute, so $700 an ep is in no way to be sneezed at... especially since I've been starved for work since Death Note finished. For another, it's really interesting to try working on a live action dub for once. It's a lot more challenging as there tend to be lots of awkward pauses... but in some ways, it's easier, as I never have to worry about the original Japanese not matching the lip flaps. ;-) And despite my general malaise over the series itself, it has a few redeeming features; the main "antagonist" is actually pretty darned awesome in that badass Saito Hajime kind of way. Plus I found out by accident that watching a samurai drama on fast-forward is made of win. Chipmunk samurai fights ftw.

So, enough of work. Time for goofy fun, care of the, "Compare your fandoms to boyfriends" meme, which has been floating around my flist from time to time but is, today, brought to you by megalomaniageek.

My fandoms = abusive boyfriends, go figCollapse )

And because I have no life... why don't we try it again, only with pairings? ;-) (Feel free to pass THAT on as a meme if it hasn't been already XD)

Let's see how many pairings I can trot out that DON'T involve Sephiroth...Collapse )

Lo, go forth and meme. ^^
Comments: 14 hugs - I need a hug.

Yay for memes! [10 Jun 2008|12:10pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

I felt in a meme mood, and lo my flist delivers. ^^

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.

2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.

3. Post that to your journal with these instructions.

This meme was brought to you by glorious and the letter G.Collapse )

1. Reply to THIS post, and I will select four or five of your userpics that I like.

2. Make a entry and talk about the icons I have chosen.

3. Other people will then comment on your entry and you will do the same as I have done for you.

4. Thus creating a NEVER ENDING of icon squee.

In response to glorious and gargantsurpriseCollapse )

Snagged from gargantsurprise
Name a character from one of my fandoms and I'll give you:

(a) Three facts about them from my personal canon/fanon;
(b) A reason he/she sucks;
(c) A reason he/she is awesomecakes;
(d) Five things that never happened to that character; and/or
(e) Five people that character never fell in love with and why;

That's it for memes!

EDIT: Wait, one more:

How many cannibals could your body feed?
Created by OnePlusYou

... right, diet time I think. >.>


Other than that, things are going well. I had a wonderful visit from Nata recently; she stayed for a week and we did all sorts of awesome stuff like go shopping, go to Playland, etc etc. We also did a lot of movie/series watching:
- Pirates of the Carribbean marathon (well, over several nights) which was lots of fun. I admit I'm beginning to warm up a bit more to the second and third movies, though to me they'll never compare to the sheer fun of the first.
- Full Metal Alchemist marathon. At last, I've seen the series, and I now know what the big deal is (although I also understand why some people hate the last two episodes. WTF indeed.) I really, REALLY enjoyed it, to the point where I didn't want to stop watching it. >.> Part of me would love to get into the fandom/fanfiction for it, but I suspect I'd have the same problem as with the Death Note fandom: too much pairing fic for a fandom I feel RESISTS all pairings (seriously, I get very few shippy vibes from either DN or FMA)
- Iron Man. Totally awesome. But then everyone knew that already. Best line? Tossup between, "That's the way Dad did it, that's the way America does it... and it seems to have worked pretty well so far," and "You've got to admit, you've caught me doing worse."
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. BEST TOKYO DISNEY SEA RIDE EVAH Eh, it was all right, better than I expected from George "Gungan/Sand Speech/I Have the High Ground" Lucas. The action sequences were fun (yay for very little CG), and the whole, uh, "supernatural" element was a lot better handled than I expected. Having said that, some of the stuff was just beyond ridiculous (two words: leadlined fridge), and the dialogue wasn't quite as zippy as it was in Raiders or Crusade. Better than Temple, but not quite up to snuff.
- Prince Caspian. Meh, it didn't incite strong feelings either way (other than the witch sequence felt pasted on yay). An enjoyable waste of two hours, but not in a hurry to see it again.

Other than that, a good time was had by all. ^^

I really need to get back to my journalling of Egypt, but part of the problem is that I have over a thousand photographs to sift through. >< I should probably just borrow Dad's "best of" collection and post those, it would probably work better. XD

Also, in WoW news, I get to tank Zul'Aman tonight if we can get another healer! Yaaay! Happy!Kael'thas is happy!

Comments: 8 hugs - I need a hug.

CHOCOLATE! [23 May 2008|01:47pm]
Random post time:

This single video has done what six months of tireless scriptwriting for the second half of Death Note could not...


(note, plz to not be watching if you want to avoid blood and/or spoilers for the last episode ;-))
Comments: 7 hugs - I need a hug.

First day in Luxor: what was that "thunk" noise? [13 May 2008|12:25pm]
[ mood | amused ]

Note to self: stop taking so many bloody pictures. I mean it. For reals! I have better things to do than parse through a gazillion identical photographs. -_-

Museums, mummification beds, and madly hot British boysCollapse )

Comments: I need a hug.

Music meme! [10 May 2008|01:35pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Mmm, I'm in the mood for a meme. ^_^

Ganked from ozzypoos: The instructions for this one are quite simple. Open your iPod/default media player. Display all music. Answer the questions.

Answers insideCollapse )

In other fannish, highly ego-centric news, I don't think I ever get bored of watching Death Note on TV and seeing my name in the credits. I even have been known to squee. Is that wrong? ;_;

I'll be working on the first day in Luxor sometime soon. Part of the delay is just having to slog through all the tons of photographs I've taken. >.< Unfortunately I'm one of those people who takes about a gazillion pictures of just one angle, leaving me to later on figure out, "OK, but which is the BEST one?" -_-

I don't know why, but I still feel awfully tired during the day. :-( I'm getting enough sleep, but I just seem to be totally blah, especially in the afternoons.

Comments: 2 hugs - I need a hug.

First day in Cairo - Memphis, Saqqara, Pyramids [09 May 2008|03:08pm]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

So, time to start a more indepth overview of my trip. Most of these posts will be rather image heavy as I attempt to slog through my photos and arrange them in something of vague interest. Most of the pictures contain links to my LJ scrapbook where you can see bigger versions of the pics.

Atavan, pigeon zits, and the Biggest Ego in HistoryCollapse )

Wow, that took a while. >.> Between the writeup and sorting through my gazillion photos, this could get timeconsuming. Ah well. ;-) Hope everyone enjoyed it somewhat, at least! Don't know when the next one will be, have to stagger through all the pictures of Luxor first. >.> Also, it's taking me a while to figure out exactly how to run iPhoto... >.> Hence as a result, I'm sure every single one of these pictures is at different exposures/tints/etc. XD I suppose as long as you can see what it is, mission accomplished? ;D

Comments: 1 hug - I need a hug.

My home and native land [06 May 2008|04:20pm]
[ mood | tired ]

The moment when I "knew" I was back in Canada was while I was waiting for my luggage at the baggage carousel, watching the news... and rather than focusing on the horrible rapist father in Austria, or Random Suicide Bomber Du Jour, their big "crime" story was about a car keying suspect.

Oh Canada. ♥♥♥ Never ever change. ^_^

So I've been home for about a day, albeit conscious for only part of that time and mentally checked out for a good chunk of the rest. I hate jetlag, and the journey was particularly bad in terms of getting sleep. Plus I messed up when I got in... went to sleep at 6 PM without ordering in any food (nothing in the fridge as I cleaned it out before my trip), then woke up at 2 AM absolutely ravenous. Ah well. The flight from Amsterdam was decent, and I got to watch Elizabeth: The Golden Age (lady_pamina, didn't you do a paper on it?).

Soon I'll have to start the lengthy process of going through my photographs and writing up all the events of our travels... but in a nutshell, what did I think of Egypt?

I enjoyed it. But not *quite* as much as I'd been hoping.Collapse )

So... was it perfect? No, not even close. Did I enjoy it? Yes, immensely! I'm so glad I went. Would I do it again? I'm not sure. I did manage to see almost everything I wanted to, and the negative qualities are a bit of a turnoff... but then, some of it I would love to see again, and there are still a few things here and there that I missed. I think I could be persuaded back if a friend/hypothetical husband wanted to visit. Otherwise, I have to save my money for my inevitable return to Japan. ^_^

Anyway, I should get to bed. Night all! ^_^

PS anarchicq, drop me a line, I do have a small Anubis statue if you're interested.

Comments: 12 hugs - I need a hug.

What is it about Amsterdam and bad airflight stories? [05 May 2008|11:56am]
[ mood | tired ]

It's time for (another?) Good Idea, Bad Idea.

Good Idea: Asking the ticket agent in Cairo for a bulkhead or an aisle seat.

Bad Idea: Being in a half asleep stupor due to it being 2 AM, and getting assigned a middle seat, while suffering tummy trouble.

Good Idea: Remaining sitting next to the slightly chatty but nice Russian gentleman.

Bad Idea: Switching with his wife so that they might sit together, but as a result ending up sitting next to an Egyptian businessman of truly... spherical proportions.

At any rate, I am here again in Amsterdam, alone this time... my parents are by now in Rome on the next leg of their trip. Lord knows why I thought I should come home instead of joining them, it's not as if I have any work to do other than tank Karazhan. >.> On the other hand, I find myself yearning for my nice apartment, and my friends, and my computer, so perhaps it's not all bad.

Gah, my time is running out at the net cafe. Anyway, have fun all, and see you all in a day or two. ^_^

Comments: I need a hug.

In which Usagi tackles the deep and philosophical issue of Egyptian religious pr0n [02 May 2008|04:30pm]
[ mood | smutty ]

Fact: Egyptian locals really love my legs.

Admittedly, said locals are all mosquitos, sand fleas, camel fleas, and other biting insects, but rest assured, they LURVE me. Really, *really* lurve me. I have their hickies all over my vulnerable, sensitive flesh. Seriously, one amorous bug decided to leave his mark on the end of my toe. WTF. At any rate, my legs are now a cheerful explosion of red blotches, and my current goal in life is either to leap into a swimming pool of aloe vera or to engage in a vigorous rubdown using an unpeeled pineapple.

Obviously, this is a great segue for temple porn and smut in Egyptian religion!

Stuff beyond the cut is so, SO nsfw, not to mention quite tasteless. ;D

OMG THE KNEES TOUCH OTP, Amun-Min the coat holder, and Pharaoh's thousand meter... er, sprint. Also, boobs.Collapse )

Right, I'm sure I've offended all your delicate sensibilities by now. ;-) Just remember, if two people have their knees touching, they're obviously having sex. Keep this in mind as you walk through life, and I'm sure it will guide you and set you right. ;-)

Comments: 6 hugs - I need a hug.

Post like an Egyptian [01 May 2008|04:35pm]
[ mood | amused ]

By Osiris! What is this strange, unusual, thing I see before me?



My word! I do believe it's an actual functioning internet connection! :O I thought this was the sort of thing of myth, scrawled fondly on the walls of tombs next to hieroglyphs of routers and laptops. >.>

Yeah, I've been totally without internet access for the past two weeks, pretty much... we were in Cairo for only one day, then the net was down in Luxor, then we were on not one but TWO cruises for days on end, then an overnight train up to Cairo again... blarg. But here we can at least purchase a day's worth of internet, which is what we've done today.

I wish I could at this point say, YAY I HAZ LOTS OF REPORTS TO POST and stuff, but unfortunately... I've been remiss. ;_; I kept meaning to type up reports of what we've done so far, but I'm afraid I haven't been up to it. Egypt is way, WAY hotter than I was expecting, and that coupled with all the hiking/walking has left us all totally drained. Most of the time I just curled up in bed and read a book or played with my DS/iPod. No brilliant witty journal writing about all the temples... just me getting my "The Tudors"/Phoenix Wright groove on, I'm afraid. -_-

But I'm not gonna give up yet. :P Once I get home, I'm intending to sit down and work out a full report on all the stuff we saw and all the events, etc etc, along with YAYZ PICTOORS.

In the meantime, here's a little random blurb about a very interesting and unexpected piece of excitement/amusement in Egypt...

Cairo driving, and the language of the hornCollapse )

I'm flying back to Vancouver on Monday (leaving early Monday morning, arriving back in... on Monday morning, go fig >.>). I'm hoping I'll be able to make at least one more post before then... I want to talk about Egyptian temple pr0n, which is so amusing that we're still snickering about it. But then, my family and I have smutty dirty minds. ;-)

If I don't get to post before leaving, though, I'll be back soon, and hopefully with decent writeups. ^^ I've loved this trip very much, and I've been able to do things I've dreamed of my whole life, but at the same time, I'll be glad to come home and let the whole thing digest. ^^ Anyway, hope everyone's having fun one way or another, and hope my little missive helped amuse. ^^

Comments: 5 hugs - I need a hug.

Posted from Amsterdam airport [17 Apr 2008|06:52pm]
[ mood | bitchy ]

9 hours in, and I already have to vent. >.>

Consider, if you will, the sardine. It spends its life free, swimming in the wide ocean and enjoying its personal space. But then, cruelly, it is jammed into a tiny metal can with about a gazillion other fellow sardines.

But I would not have you pity the sardine. Truly, they have found their way to take their poetically just revenge on humanity.

It turns out that they are all aircraft engineers/designers for KLM Airways.

Nine hours from Vancouver to Amsterdam, and every single hour of it was like some arcane Chinese torture involving the lopping off of limbs. I can no longer feel my knees. Hell, I can't feel anything below my knees, for that matter. After nine hours of being jammed against the seat in front, my knees are warped, shattered shells of their former glory. It's official, aircraft are built with midgets and amputees in mind. >:(

If that weren't bad enough, the vengeful sardines added a few subtle touches to truly enhance the suffering. The armrests didn't rise to full position, meaning you couldn't spread out onto other seats. The tilt on the seats was cunningly designed so that the person in front of you would be lying full out on your lap while yours made a slight vague tilt in a direction that might be backwards. And to cap it all off, someone ensured that the flight was booked full and there were at least five screaming babies on board.

Needless to say, I didn't sleep, and I'm not currently a happy bunny. ;_;

I'm looking forward to getting to Cairo, both for the trip itself and also for the prospect of YAY BED. We still have another 5 hour flight to go.

Thanks to everyone who posted in my last post. As my time at the net cafe is running out, I won't have time to respond, but I'll definitely be reading them to sustain me in the flight ahead.

In the meantime, I hope I at least amused you all somewhat. ;-)

Comments: 4 hugs - I need a hug.

Walk like an Egyptian... [15 Apr 2008|07:27pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Yay, I'm off again!

My bags are packed, and I'm ready to go... tomorrow evening, I'm hopping on a plane and jetting off for a three week vacation in Egypt. ^_^

It's the first leg of my parents' four month trip around the Mediterranean/Europe; they're going from Egypt on to Italy, Spain and the south of France. Unfortunately, even though I don't have any series to work on at the moment, I have to keep my schedule at least *somewhat* free, so I'm only going as far as Egypt with them. Oh darn, only Egypt, what a disappointment, eh? >.>

I'm so, so psyched about this trip. Ever since I was a kid, I was obsessed with Ancient Egypt. It's always been a dream of mine to be able to go to all the places I read about - Alexandria, the pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Karnak - and see them in person. And now not only am I going to get to do it, I'm gonna be doing it in style. ^_^ We're going on a four day cruise up the Nile as well as a 3 day cruise around the area of Abu Simbel. Couple that with 3 days in Luxor to start the trip, and 4 days in a hotel near the pyramids at the end, and it should be an amazing experience from beginning to end. =D

I'm hoping that I'll have time to write up my experiences while I'm over there... it seems my LJ is only interesting when I'm gabbing off about foreign countries (see: my two years in Japan ;D). Having said that, we only have one laptop between the three of us, so it might have to wait until I get back before I can write. :P

At any rate, hope you all have fun while I'm gone, and wish me luck! =D

Comments: 9 hugs - I need a hug.

Fangirl raaaage [18 Mar 2008|12:58pm]
[ mood | pissed off ]

Yeah, that's right, a WoW post. I'm sure SOME people will appreciate it. >.> It's short, at least.

Dear Blizzard,

Die in the firey depths of the Sunwell, you lore-screwing, character-twisting bastards.

That is all.

Now excuse me while I beat you to death with the corpse of Kael'thas Sunstrider's characterization, kthnx.

No love,
Eilsa the orc hunter
Kafelesefu the blood elf paladin
Apentenost the undead warlock

PS Having said that, thnx very much for the swanky badge crossbow and the amazing tankadin MagTerrace stuff. I will attempt to turn off the part of my brain that appreciates accurate characterization and well-developed plot, in favor of the part that thinks purple is a very pretty color when worn by my toons. ^^

Comments: 39 hugs - I need a hug.

Kingdom Smash Hearts Brawl [16 Mar 2008|10:27pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

I HAZ NEW ICON. I thought Yahtzee would be perfect for my general video game "review" posts. If you haven't seen Yahtzee's videos yet, what are you waiting for?

So I've been playing through Super Smash Bros. Brawl a lot lately, mostly because I am one of those obsessive compulsive nits who must get every single secret character, every single level, and every single trophy in the history of ever. At the moment, this is involving playing every single level about 20 times each, which would probably suck if I hadn't discovered the joys of Special Brawl (300% light gravity fast matches with flowers on our heads. Truly, a warrior's game. XD). But in order to unlock the characters, I had to play through the epic single player mode, Kingdom Hearts.

Did I say Kingdom Hearts? I'm sorry, I meant Subspace Emissary. Have no idea how I mixed THOSE up. >.> (spoilers)Collapse )

But what about the game itself?

Ph34r the cuteness of Evil Toon Link!Collapse )

Really though, the main reason I'm posting is to share my Friends Code with people and hopefully get some Friends Codes in return. I haven't attempted online play yet... I keep trying to do, "With Anyone" but no one ever "shows up" to the matches. I'm hoping to be able to play with my friends, or trade some levels or stuff (do we need both friends code and the Wii codes for that?)

My friends code is 3007-7811-5804, name is Usagi. If you play Brawl, please comment with your Friends Codes and I'll add you. I'm hoping to face off against you other Brawl players soon! ^^

Comments: 6 hugs - I need a hug.

Music Memes! [10 Mar 2008|11:26pm]
[ mood | musical ]

1 "writing" meme ganked from glorious:

Give me a song (MP3 if you can) and I'll write whatever the song brings to mind.
...If you want something specific with a song, you can't exactly directly ask but you can probably cleverly guide my thinking with a well-placed icon and a well-phrased lyric. >> (EDIT: Also, might *potentially* want to narrow down the fandom a bit, seeing as a lot of my friends enjoy fandoms I know approximately sod all about. See: Bleach, FMA, Tales of Abyss, .hack, anything with a character called Haruhi. On the other hand, I'd say I'm pretty darned qualified to add Death Note to my list of writeable fandoms! =D)

1 "soundtrack" meme ganked from snowdrifts

If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be?

So, here's how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. No cheating!

opening credits: Pocahontas - If I Never Knew You
waking up: The Bedlam Bards - The Ballad of Joss
first day at school: Weird Al Yankovic - The Night Santa Went Crazy
falling in love: Sugar Ray - Every Morning
breaking up: Buffy The Musical - Dawn's Lament
prom: Michael Jackson - Speechless
life's okay: Weird Al Yankovic - Polkamon
college: Serenity - End Credits
mental breakdown: Showtaro Morikubo - Moon Light
flashback: Jan Arden - Insensitive
final battle: Final Fantasy - Jungle Rave Mix
death scene: Weird Al Yankovic - Polkarama!
funeral song: Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Main Theme
end credits: Michael Jackson - Stranger in Moscow
bonus track: Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug

I've done this meme before, a long time ago, and it seems like my playlist has gotten even more demented since then. Based on the soundtrack to my life, I can conclude 3 things:

1) My play list has way too much weird stuff on it (but where the hell was all my Darren Hayes stuff? ?_?).
2) My playlist has WAY too much Weird Al on it (is such a thing possible?)
3) I am going to have the most awesome death/funeral ever in the history of the universe. =D

Speaking of which, gorram it, I need to get out of the house and get me some Super Smash Bros. Brawl! XD

Comments: 19 hugs - I need a hug.

Movie meme! [05 Mar 2008|10:27am]
[ mood | amused ]

Ganked from thesaneminority:

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.

1. "Just get us on the ground!" "That part'll happen pretty definitely." - Serenity, guessed by deadly__claris
2. "It must be getting near tea-time, leastways in decent places where there *is* still tea-time." "We're not *in* decent places."- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, partly guessed by thesaneminority(who thought it was either Fellowship or Two Towers, but close enough ^^)
3. "I think we've all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically. " - Pirates of the Carribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, guessed by anrixan
4. "It's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting *ideas*, and *thinking*... " - Beauty and the Beast, guessed by retsuko
5. "Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?" - Star Wars: A New Hope, guessed by retsuko
6. "Your eyes are full of hate, forty-one. That's good. Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength. " - Ben-Hur, guessed by ardwynna_m
7. "Now watch closely, everyone. I'm going to show you how to kill a god." - Princess Mononoke, guessed by retsuko
8. "Y'know, this was supposed to be my weekend off, but noooo. You got me out here draggin' your heavy ass through the burnin' desert with your dreadlocks stickin' out the back of my parachute." - Independence Day, guessed by thesaneminority
9. "By the way, why did you kiss me?" "I don't know. I was about to be hanged. It seemed like a good idea at the time." - The Mummy, guessed by thesaneminority
10. "Tell me what you cherish most. Give me the pleasure of taking it away." - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, guessed by ozzypoos
11. "Well, where does he think he's going?" "When you gotta go, you gotta go." - Jurassic Park, guessed by thesaneminority
12. "I carried a watermelon. " - Dirty Dancing, guessed by deadly__claris
13. "Yeah. That sounds like a really good deal. But I got a better one. How about... I give you the finger... and you give me my phone call?" - The Matrix, guessed by ozzypoos
14. "This kind of thing... it doesn't start by one person telling a story. It's more like everyone's fear just takes on a life of its own."
15. "You are generous as you are divine, oh King of Kings. Such an offer only a madman would refuse. But the idea of kneeling... you see, slaughtering all those men of yours has left a nasty cramp in my leg. So kneeling is going to be hard for me. " - 300, guessed by thesaneminority

Comments: 20 hugs - I need a hug.

Meme time! [01 Mar 2008|03:33pm]
[ mood | calm ]

I figure one of the best ways to prevent myself from slipping into total silence all over again is to actually start posting/reposting some of the memes on my flist. And so, without further ado...

(ganked from glorious)

Pick a fictional character from a fandom I know and I'll answer the following questions to the best of my abilities:

1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her. Likewise if you dislike the character.
2) Is he/she important to the general plot?
3) Can you relate to this character at all? Do they grip you emotionally?
4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?
5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by their relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)
6) Is there anything about the character you would change?
7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how do you see yourself interacting with him/her? (Would you get along well? Fall in love with? Dislike? Friendly rivalry? etc etc)
8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?
9) Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about (if you dislike) to someone whose new to the fandom?
10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?

In other news, it looks like I might have waited too long to start my Serenity campaign, as L is now busy with tax season. Nooes. Ah well, gives me more time to fine tune plot, I guess... my own darn fault for procrastinating for so long. ;_;

Comments: 22 hugs - I need a hug.

Do the Anime Evolution [19 Aug 2007|08:42pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

WOO HOO, what a weekend! That was so, SO awesome. Anime Evolution was better than I ever could have dreamed, and I had a blast from beginning to end.

I'd be hard pressed to cover the entire thing, so here in no particular order is a big list of all the best bits:

My Very First Panel (tm), knowing what BNFs feel like, meeting old and new friends, swiping free stuff from AE and VG Cats, art commissions, and how to win at fanfiction while chatting with the mod of pornandkittensCollapse )

So overall, FANTASTIC time, can't wait to go again. Even though I didn't go to all the panels I wanted (they all seemed to be at the EXACT same times, conflicts everywhere), just walking around with all those cosplayers and happy anime fans was enough to make me smile all day. I think next year I'm going to try my hand at cosplaying too... probably something very simple like AC!Tifa. Also, next year I'm going to actually get ORGANIZED ahead of time and plan out my panels... not to mention see if I can get the Browncoats there too (hey guys, they apparently had a few Whedonverse panels!)

I'm looking forward to VCon now... less anime, sadly, but quite a lot of other fandoms to keep me happy. ^_^ Hopefully my wallet will have recovered by then.

Comments: 9 hugs - I need a hug.

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