tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
I spent an insane amount of time last night watching this user's animated wolf series about a cow who wants to live with wolves. It sounds lame, but the characters and storyline are fairly deep, with much of it focused on the wolves. The dialogue could use some sprucing up and some of the characters' actions are a bit forced, but overall it is an impressive effort for someone to churn out this type of thought-out plot in 5-7 minute installments every month. Her animation also improves as she goes, and I love watching artists develop. It's funny because I always chide [livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life for the time she spends reading original fiction on AdultFanfiction and here I spend hours watching an original animated series. I guess I have nowhere to talk. But, man, things like this inspire me to write.

I also really want to read Erin Hunter's "Warriors" series after spending equally long watching story videos and adaptions like one done by the above user and this young animation studio. I always complain about how I hate the rabbit mythology in Watership Down and can't read Redwall because I don't give two tail shakes about rats, but yet I'm fully willing to read an entire series about warrior cats. Since they're YA, I also expect them to be quick reads too. I'm going to toss one up on my bookreads queue, maybe about The Lost Hero, and see what I think of their style before deciding if I want to fit them into my schedule.

Also, just in case I deterred anyone with my rant yesterday, Legend's final episode is REALLY GOOD, just suffers from the pacing issues the majority of the issue suffers from. But the characters are amazing as always.

If I don't get my fondant today, I'm going to punch someone. I want to go see "Tron" already.
tempestuously: ([not!kamui] what fools these mortals be)
This Rolling Stone profile piece on Gen. McChrystal, who is in charge of the U.S. war in Afganistan, is probably one of the best representations of the politics within the conflict that I've seen in some time. Using colloquial speech makes it easier for laymen, such as myself, to really get to the nuts and bolts of the war and and its operators. Naturally, it has been causing some major stir in the political world, as it includes numerous dismissals by McChrystal and staff to top brass in the Pentagon. I'm not here to comment on any of that. I just wanted to share some good reporting on the Afganistan situation, which is something people should really start paying attention to. We might be doing decent in Iraq, but Afganistan just continues to look uglier and uglier.

In other news, my father's fake daughter bought him a George Foreman grill for Father's Day. Gabi says this is the stuff serial killer plots are made out of, and I'm inclined to agree. I'm fine with the woman, who is the daughter of my father's friend, buying him presents on Christmas, his birthday and even Easter in exchange for his helping her father. But I draw the line at Father's Day! And I really draw the line at gifts that expensive! I don't think I'm being unreasonable in being a little defensive here. My brother was equally less than happy. He won't give it back either.

Lol I love chan for pointing me toward the Hot Fuzz actors writing and rec'ing slash fiction last night.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] arterialmotive and I finally have a [livejournal.com profile] criticalbit! Huzzah!
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
I am praying for Bret Michaels.

I am also loving "Gods Behaving Badly." I feel so bad for Artemis and even worse for Eros. His fanboy crush on Jesus is so adorable. I just love the tongue-in-check nature of the whole thing, even though I worry whether the mortals will actually be interesting.

These are some of the greatest Terra e ficlets I've ever read and make me embarrassed to recall my own RPing of Keith. I WAS SO BAD. This writer really gets inside Keith's head in a way that's simply beautiful.

I still think Sunrise are douches for bookending absolute crack with absolute depression, even if the final messages were sweet. I love the conflict of Suzaku's.

Now that I have puppies, I am fully prepared to recommend "Wolf" to any animal fans. It is a simulation game that has yet to be fully duplicated. And although it's from 1995, the graphics hold up remarkably well. The main reason I love it though is because it's possibly the only sim I've ever seen where you really do connect with your avatar. When the wolf gets shot, you actually wince. That and it's just fun to use all your senses to hunt and survive. I still contend that the time flow mechanism sucks balls.

I am too lazy to fully recount my roomie story for today so we'll just finish with me saying I talked my father out of buying "Avatar" by convincing him Cameron is a money-grubbing asshole. Disclaimer! I like Avatar. I just refuse to give money to someone who plans to release the damn thing at least four times and bitches about how the lack of available 3-D screens cheated him out of MORE MONEY. Also, yay to "How to Train Your Dragon" for easily topping the box office charts again, something no movie has accomplished since 2004.

I need to watch more "Deadly Premonitions." Michael is cracking me up.

In RP news, I'm still waffling over apping at Sabra.
tempestuously: (Default)
Yay, there has been good Geass fanfiction again! Loev [livejournal.com profile] grendelity.

I was contemplating putting something up here regarding the pettiness of certain individuals because I actually think giving them attention would be productive this time. But I will bite my tongue.

Instead I will talk about Glambert. PS my roomie doesn't know what S&M is but that's not what's underneath this cut. )

Ugh, must drive home in Thanksgiving traffic. Will die.
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
I'm going to start resizing pictures for my Otakon picspam version as soon as I finish reading my Wastelands section. Also, I read more spoilers for Torchwood and now I am even more terrified and anxious about watching it.

The Primary Gain fanfic always makes me so brutally jealous. She's too damn good at the boys.

ETA: Thank you, King, for terrifying me with your evil train picture. Now I'm going to have nightmares. Sob.
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
I am completely evil. Sometimes I have impulses to reply to a certain fanfic with "WHAT'S YOUR FREAKIN' PROBLEM" ala Strong Bad to Homestar Runner in their famous interview. Fortunately, a small sliver of my soul still remains and prevents this occurrence. It does not mean that the question ever fails to plague me.
tempestuously: ([geass] take it like a man baby)
To preserve what little sanity I have left, I will not be viewing a certain file tonight. Maybe I'll check it out during the weekend when I can get drunk with friends and not care.

I also really really want to leave a review on a smutfic, informing the author that she both gypped me out of the punishment scene she promised, rendered creepy possessive!Schneizel pointless, made Suzaku inconsistent (actually, she's done that through the fic so I guess I shouldn't care) and basically rushed her storyline to write a sequel. I DIDN'T EVEN GET GOOD SMUT OUT OF IT. Woman, if you're going to trash your fic, at least do so with some parting smut. Sigh, stupid guilty pleasure fics.

In other news, the new Easy Mac packets taste EXACTLY like normal Mac & Cheese. It's amazing!
tempestuously: ([tutu] a sorta fairytale)
As soon as I finish this entry, I am going to embark on a mass cleaning of my room.

Tom and I had the best time ever making cookies last night. Not only did I get to smash nuts with a mallet for 10 minutes and giggle at Tom whisking, but we also got the fun, messy part of hand-shaping the cooking mounds. And they even turned out edible. A nice end to a day that involved my roommate throwing her wallet into the movie trashcan... and me having to retrieve it for her.

Gabi is right. OMG is Geass infinitely depressing now. I listened to the second dubbed SE CD while in the car today and sob. "I'll let you borrow my brother for now, Suzaku, but you have to bring him back to me." I HATE YOU GEASS. That is just mean. I'm not sure how I feel about S1 having a total bittersweet feel to it now. It's very strange... Also, fandom, just a little request, but could you maybe stop killing off characters LIKE NUNNALLY in your fiction. The series is depressing enough; it doesn't need you to feast upon the angst like starved wolves in the tundra. At this rate, the only happy fic I come across is on the kink meme. THE KINK MEME.

I came across this story on the Chicago Tribute today and now want to smack that woman in the face. I know that probably sounds harsh of me, but it really sounds like she is putting her crazy over the life of her daughter. Social Services needs to take that kid pronto. I'm all for love being the best medicine, but this woman turned town an apartment with stairs over sleeping in a SUV and using the McDonald's bathroom. No. On similar notes of bad parenting, that winner of a father who thought it would be cute to let his 8-year-old fire an Uzi at a pumpkin. “This accident was truly a mystery to me... This is a horrible event, a horrible travesty, and I really don’t know why it happened." How did it happen? YOU ALLOWED YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD CHILD TO FIRE A SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPON YOU DEGENERATE PARENT. Mystery, my ass. Eight-year-old and Uzi do not belong in the same sentence!

I want to watch Merlin. But I'm going to read manga first. Never enough time in the day.
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
Thank you migraine of hell for ruining my Thanksgiving night.

Cryptic critique: 18 + 15 = CRADLE-ROBBING. Just saying. Also sex. Not the automatic reaction to things. But that's just my eternal gripe. Carry on.

Ugh, now back to work.
tempestuously: ([not!kamui] equivalent exchange)
Oh Geass, ye be a cruel cruel mistress. But I do love when Taniguchi and Okouchi ping my fangirly buttons. Hee! As translated by Celiss: "It's a relationship you can't describe in a word. To simply call it friendship isn't quite right." I love you evil people. Bonus points to Okouchi for explaining this in a way that doesn't make you go "... ew." Mm interview love. (Note, this is probably old news but the other stuff in the interview kind of temporarily hijacked my attention when I first read it. That's all I'll say on that...) Also totally stoked about the fantasy AU fic someone's writing.

Back to RL, my fangirl plans are not as concrete as I once hoped. Sigh. At least I'm writing again. I'm all about the brothers Rafe lately. Marq and Elkin might finally be reaching slashy level. I need to make Marq more touchy... Also need to make Elkin more straight. Still working out the poor man's mentality. Poor wolf king.

Must remember to watch Pushing Daisies tonight.

Also on my journalism ethics front, I can only continue to quote Spider-man: "With great power comes great responsibility." You guys are failing when Pew says you're kinda biased. Of course, Pew had to say it in the most ass-backwards way possible. No wonder the commenters are all up in arms. November, why aren't you here yet? This politics obsession is my lamest one yet.
tempestuously: (Default)
Waaah having insecurities and feeling of being hated waaah. No, this is not directed at a single person. This is a general thing.

Moving along, OMG Eline, your doujin fic. Nightmares, I swear. Sob. Poor crazy-ass Suzaku. Um poor Lelouch too... I spent far too much time reading the kink meme while I was sick yesterday.

I love this icon and will probably be spending most of the day with Tom and/or being social. I have no idea what that entails since I am largely a boring person. I also need to decide whether I want to cut my hair or put it up, as I am sick of it brushing my eyes.
tempestuously: ([as] no remorse cause i still remember)
Bleh where have all the good fics gone?

Also I apologize in advance to anyone speaking with me today, I have an eye infection and managed to stab myself in the face with my car keys this morning. So yep, half-blind again.

I want to care about Kingdom Hearts, I do. But you know... the love's just not there. Certain things in fandom have made me really... meh towards it. This will probably change once the game is released, as is always the case with me and KH. It's a love-hate relationship, much like me and Clamp. If you give me back Kamui, Tsubasa, I promise I'll stop ragging on you for the Watanuki thing. Maybe. Now will I stop accusing you of being derivative... probably not.

I read something in "Newsweek" about a Korean actress killing herself for being cyber-stalked. Extreme reaction to be sure. But not less revealing of the fact that people seem to believe that if they can't be seen, their actions don't matter. I guess if you don't have the fear of being charged, sued or otherwise hunted down like a bitch and pummeled by stalkee's faithful pals, it changes the dynamics of social interaction. Let's talk more about the Internet effect. )

Well, I am off my moral soapbox for the night. Have some amusing links!

I love stupid criminals.

I also love stupid customers.
tempestuously: ([frontier] accidentally in love)
I did catch up Pushing Daisies. I'm loving Olive more than ever this season. So I guess that puts True Blood 5 on the list. I forgot to mention that I am shallow and I do love Eric. Mmm viking vampire. Then I'll either watch Black Butler today or watch both episodes tomorrow. As for why I'm transcribing my plans, it helps me remember.

I shared my notion of a writer's special crazy with Gabi yesterday. If you've been reading this journal long enough, you've probably heard it. The basic premise is that all writers have to be somewhat crazy for it to work. After all, they lead double lives and carry the memories of both themselves and their characters. Writing is almost a case of MPD in a way. At least that's when it's most fun.

Speaking of fun, I got bored with the pickings of ffnet (after having a strange craving for Takouji -- I want to watch Frontier again -- and Gundam last night) and headed over to the big boy's archive on adultffnet. While I expected it to be extremely disappointing, remembering my finds of yesteryear, I was pleasant surprised to run into some DELICIOUS offerings. I think I love Eline in all sorts of ways (she gave me EEE threesome fic). And whoever did "The Color Red." Not quite as good as "Weight of the World" but still very very nice.

And then there's this, which is just beautiful beyond words and now my desktop.


ETA: Miracle of miracles. I finally changed my layout. It's only been what a little less than two years.
tempestuously: ([tb] like a tiger to tame)
Reincarnation fic breaks my brain. 0_o Probably because I'm so terribly fond of writing reincarnations myself, and they are always wangsty little bitches who don't know who they really are. Waah I need to write Psychosis again. Lucian is probably feeling unloved. On Heritage writing front, I think I've settled my climax issue. Now to work on de-angstifying Lysander.

I am super convinced I am screwed when it comes to work. Very important people keep leaving, and the economy is not kind to my position. My co-worker even joked about it today, which sent me into depression for the rest of the afternoon. Gee, maybe I don't want to talk about how expendable I am and the prospect of losing my job. You think? I guess I'll just have to ride it out and hope for the best. As with so many other things in my life right now.

Yes, the lyric subjects return to signify how happy I am that Rascal Flatts is releasing a "best of" CD. They better get all the good ones like "God Bless the Broken Road," "Stand," "Everyday" and this new one "Here." I love Rascal Flatts so much. They are great at producing writing music.

As for why I've been writing in this so much lately, I'm restless and it gives me something to do. Oh that's right. I have to remake my header sometime this weekend. Probably going to use "Viva la Vida" lyrics for they are snazzy.

ETA: I have since realized I have not met my quota for the week and would not want anyone to be disappointed so I shall add in something about Lelouch having absolutely no dignity but still looking strangely hot in his recent stripping pic from the magazines. o/
tempestuously: ([geass] like raw meat to the lions)
Drat, I had high hopes for that fic too. Oh well, I have faith it'll shake itself out. Speaking of disappointments, a certain magazine pic of a certain pairing, which I can't describe due to spoilers, was not as pretty as I hoped.

I swear, sometimes my work makes me feel like SNL's IT guy sketch. You know the one where people are trying to explain to him why they are incompetent and broke their computers and he's all "MOVE!" and fixes it in a second. That's me talking to people on the phone or sometimes talking to fellow coworkers still trying to figure out our confusing system.

I got spoiled horribly for the PR episode and will have to watch that after my nap. I still have to watch Black Butler.

I need a dog just so I have an excuse to take walks through my neighborhood without being mindnumbingly bored. I want to check the place out, but I have motivational issues if it's by myself so a dog would help. I think a dog would help me be more active too. The cats are suck for leash activities. But since paying for a dog and keeping it (I don't really want a toy dog) could be tricky right now, I might just have to settle for writing. Like actual writing. Not RPing. That is, if I can even channel my novel characters' personality anymore. It's a good thing I still do my verbal writing in the car everyday.
tempestuously: ([geass] space between)
Whilst I mope over having nobody to watch the debates with and yet remain strangely happy that at least my roommate won't be around this time. Her lack of knowledge of the Wall Street crisis sort of... injured me.

Also PR was totally anti-climatic and just like last season. Ew.

Random personal disagreements with post-series fanfiction )


But that newest sound episode did make me smile. I don't mind the crack anymore. Even if it is bittersweet.
tempestuously: ([eee] the nature of his mind to hope)
I used my lunch break to write fic again. I won't share for a while since it's rather specific and I'm still tweaking. I got caught by a coworker who wanted to know what I was doing and I danced around the subject as always. Then he showed me up by telling me he wrote vampire fiction. I told him I wrote werewolf fiction. He said he would try sending me some of his stuff since he knew damn well I wouldn't offer mine. Am I that easy to read? Drat.

There is a spider on my ceiling, which the cats insist on meowing at and trying to stare at from the bed. Their attempts are pretty hilarious.

I am going to have a looooooong day tomorrow. But hey, real distraction is always a bonus.
tempestuously: ([frontier] accidentally in love)
Good News: I have somewhat of a better idea of how to solve my problem.
Bad News: There is still one hurdle I have to overcome and it's pretty iffy and complicated. Also my selfish ass wants things a certain way.

ETA: A some kind soul probably doesn't even realize they pointed out, there is one more issue, but I had a sort of solution to it. It will just take a while to smooth out.

Fics make me feel better.
tempestuously: ([as] there's no escape now)
Note to SasuNaru fanwriters: Sasuke is not a raven, and Naruto is not a fox. Analogies suck ass when you use them so flippantly. and i will cry over the fact that every time i try to write sasuke i inevitably write suzaku and then have to redo it. it scares me

I am going to see Tom tomorrow this makes me happy. Also PR premiered and also made me happy. The hideous bitch with the homicidal hair irks me in the not good way.
tempestuously: ([geass] pity not the sinner)
Read [livejournal.com profile] hopechan's new fic but haven't had time to type up my usual style response yet. I probably shouldn't have read it before bed because aside from making me cry, it also partially inspired an idea for my own writing. It also made me realize that as much as I pine for a none completely tragic ending in Geass, regardless of whether we get one, I probably shouldn't. Maybe Geass is meant to be a tragedy. But the truth of the matter is that as much as I adore angst, I always wish the tragedies didn't have to be. I think this is why I have such trouble finishing my own story. I want people to be happy, and as much as I love hurting character, I cannot take that final chance away.

Also, in the Geass comm, someone pointed out that the calendar image is like a Dark Magician and Flaming Swordsman cosplay. The irony.

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