tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
I did it! I finally caught up on my LJ readings. I need to stop being a plurk-obsessed slacker and actually like check this thing once in a while. I had some rants (mostly dealing with Katsucon and its ability to make me feel completely detached from the world yay -- aside from [livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life who is love), LJ plastering my screen with game ads (no I don't care), jeers for the Maryland General Assembly for being so indecisive on the gay marriage bill and refusal to watch then new ponies (I woooon't.)

I also had kudos for [livejournal.com profile] sari_15, whose essay on the latest VK Chapter makes me feel like a lazy slug who really needs to get around to reading that chapter and analyzing it properly. I need to shake my VK annoyance in general because the developments in this chapter are actually quite interesting and could add something different to the Zero situation. That reminds me, I really should hang up my pretty Zero poster already.

It has been a very mixed week for the Nayami, with mood swings a plenty. I need to catch up on Star Driver, Young Justice, Drag Race and the manga I picked up from Katsucon. I also need to go check out King's Speech and do some other D.C.-related things. I have been having much fun with The Lost Hero, which pretty much spares itself of any of the character issues that plagued the first series. I still want my Thalia though.

I had poli-rants but they can be summed up as: MAKE UP YOUR MINDS PEOPLE.
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
I have been dead of life since about Friday. I'm still pretty exhausted from work's exciting adventures, but since personal complaining is BORING...

Let's celebrate CHRISTMAS IN DECEMBER. Disclaimer: The link does not refer you to anything of particularly Christmas nature and is simply something I believe makes most people on my FL happy.

Also, people need to stop narcing on Tron:Legacy, just go to have fun. And the story problems aren't actually that bad! I want the soundtrack. Besides, Gabi and I have fun putting the Tron story to Judeo-Christian allegory. It's amazing that way and makes reading Tron slash even more naughty~.
tempestuously: ([blackcat] liek OMG squee!!1)
So amid my crazy bake-off yesterday, I sort of missed some very important news. It appears that the Senate is indeed functioning. So I just want to give a HELL YEAH for the DADT repeal! I'm proud of you guys, I am.

In less epic but still awesome news, the cookies are finished and will be sent Tuesday since I need time to write cards. But hey they're HOLIDAY cookies not Christmas cookies. I apologize to anyone who gets the slightly thinner poppy cookies. My roomie's big of a dog jumped the counter and ate three bags of them, forcing me to replace the original cookies with my spares. Believe me, if I had time to remake your cookies I would. I'm just fortunate only the poppy seed cookies for three people were in those bags so all the rest of the cookies are secure.

[livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life and I also hit up Tron Legacy, which did not disappoint. It was shiny and AWESOME and totally 80s nostalgic. I love Jeff Bridges. Plus, the new trailer for Green Hornet makes me actually want to see it. We also watched the new Star Driver, which was far less awesome since Sugata didn't do anything nifty this time. But he did talk to Head again and I think the two might be bonding. D'awww.

I also feel slightly queasy for some reason. I think it's the cold weather plus limited sleep plus the Metro so I might be zoning tonight. Sorry. I need to watch my Geass episode so I can at least participate VERY LATE in the usual discussion. Oh yeah, the talk on [livejournal.com profile] code_geass made me coerce Gabi into watching "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," which is quite a feat since she hates music. But it's true, that series is so Geass AMV material.
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: ([terra]look and see her how she sparkles)
I had an exciting weekend with [livejournal.com profile] realms_of_life, whereupon I did many things. Kind of. We originally were going to go see Narnia on Saturday, but we spent forever looking for a place to eat. We finally settled in at Friday's, which made the cardinal sin of serving appetizers at the same time as the entre. I was not pleased. So we decided to hold off on Narnia until today. In the meantime, there was BATMAN.

We watched Mask of the Phantasm, which I still love, and Under the Hood, which Gabi was gaga over. I will admit I prefer Jason Todd in small doses so this was a darn good movie, with lots of psychological value. Older Joker is still hard to get used to, even if he is his psychotic joking self. It was also surreal to watch a very VIOLENT Batman movie in cartoon form since all the other Batman animations usually aren't as vicious. I also loved Nightwing, but then again Dick is my favorite Batman character. Talia is my favorite female Batman character. But yeah, Under the Hood was a nick kick to the gut. We wisely followed this up with Michael Bourne's Swan Lake. What a pleasant note to end the night on.

As far as Narnia, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I slashed Edmund and Caspian to pieces. But the bit toward the end where Aslan stops being subtle and goes FULL SERMON was a bit hard to take seriously. I really hope our uncontrollable fit of laughter didn't too much disturb the family sitting next to us. I feel bad about that but really! I don't know if I want more Narnia since I know Edmund won't be in the others. And no, that's not a spoiler.

There was also Star Driver, which had the sister episode (that was nice if not completely unsatisfying in fanservice during the loooooooooong baseball scene) and an episode about Kanako's servants, which had an awesome scene with Sugata and Takuto. I won't spoil; I'll just say that Sugata completely read my mind.

Legend of the Legendary Heroes is going to make me cry and Sion and Ryner are SO in love with each other, that is all. I don't want this series to be over next week. They still have so much to resolve. Sigh. Also, this anime really doesn't know how to be subtle. At all.

I have to find some time this week to do my xmas cards.
tempestuously: ([geass] like raw meat to the lions)
So I intended to get home an hour ago. Unfortunately, a car just ahead of the car I was driving behind suddenly BURST INTO FLAMES. That was... awkward.

It fit into my strange weekend, which consisted of watching "Hereafter." As for whether I liked the movie, well I'm a Matt Damon fan so I will watch almost anything with him. I will say that it would have been an infinitely better movie if it had just been the kid stalking Matt Damon for most of the movie while he tried to find the reporter. I would like to rewrite this movie.

Gabi and I also finally carved our pumpkin. It was very small since all of the big pumpkins had been taken by the time we stopped by the store, and they didn't refill until the next day. But it was a fun adventure, and I didn't injure myself so yay. There was also Togainu no Chi, which is dreadfully dull without the yaoi, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, which really should have just followed the novels instead of spending too much time trying to be Slayeresque because it's very interesting now that it has a plot and of course Star Driver, which broke formula and actually gave some of its characters motivations. Also, there was silly yaoi fanservice so it gains an amusement point for that.

I think my eye is dying again. Of course.
tempestuously: ([gravi] nobel prize for evil?)
I went to bed at 1:30 a.m. last night, woke up at 5:30 a.m, tried to sleep until 7 a.m., woke up again at 7:30 a.m., tried to sleep until 9 a.m. The success, it was lacking. I think it explains the rather amazing dreams I had in this state. One involved me trying to clean cat litter in the pitch darkness with a flashlight. Yep. The other started out with me attending some business social and then driving to this graduate school that was straight out of Harry Potter or something, with classes dedicated to presenting a scaled down version of The Dark Crystal, horses galloping about, rhinos in another corner and gigantic towering architecture. I think my major concern in this one was finding a parking space so I didn't get towed. I had to drive all the way to the back and I was annoyed.

"Shadow's Edge" pissed me off by doing something I dislike. I also have a rant about that book and some triggery material, but I might save that for later, as I'd rather talk about the silly Owls 300 movie.

Also, I am tired of the O'Donnell witch joke. It's making it seem like it's BAD to be a witch, and that's just unfair. I mean, O'Donnell clearly isn't one, but this whole media frenzy is terribly unfair to witches to begin with. SNL, you are on my list.

And now, things that went through our minds while watching Legend of the Guardians. )
tempestuously: ([hg] come to finish me off sweetheart?)
Well, today was fail.

The most excitement I got out of it was reading about Stephen Colbert testifying in character before Congress and even managing to lay down an "OSNAP" moment on one of the self-righteous Reps. If you watch the whole thing, you'll see Colbert breaking character toward the end when he stressed that he is there because the immigrant workers have no voice and they need someone to speak for them:

"It seemed like one of the least powerful people in the United States are migrant workers who come and do our work but don't have any rights as a result. And yet we still invite them to come here and at the same time ask them to leave. That's an interesting contradiction to me. And whatever you do for the least of my brothers -- and these seem like the least of our brothers right now.."

Pretty interesting stuff in any case. Also, in case anyone remembers, Elmo has also testified before Congress in character.

Also, I'm pretty sure I'm developing a psychotic reaction to stink bugs. There was one in my gas cap today. MY GAS CAP. I can't even read outside anymore because if they land on my windshield or buzz overhead, I totally freak out. I actually drove to a restaurant to sit outside in its parking lot and read today because my office is too cold with its AC. Stupid bugs.

"Shadow's Edge" is holding me much better than the first book did. I think it's the lack of Durzo Blint and also my finally understanding the crazy mythology/macguffins that go into it. Except for the long-winded history of the ka-kakaris. That tends to cause fluctuations in my give-a-damn-o'meter. But I'm happy to have more of Jarl and Logan and Vi. Kylar is a better character in this so far as well, no longer annoying me with his random monologues. Though his scenes with Elene are like slow torture. I don't care about either of their sexual repression. Deal with it!

Oh and tonight, Gabi and I are going to go see "Legend of the Guardians!" Owls with armor and steel talons. Can you tell I'm excited?
tempestuously: ([not!kamui] i keep this for trauma)
I see another polirant approaching. This one on the mosque they want to build near by the 9/11 crash.

I am making my brother a trifle for his birthday. He has no idea what that it is. This should be fun!

I am still undecided on whether to see the Scott Pilgrim movie. Good reviews but still UGH MICHAEL CERA HOW I HATE YOUR FACE. If it was any other lead, I would be on this movie in an instant. But yeah, Cera just makes me rage with his basic existence. It's not even him as a person. I just can't stand his face. So shallow.

Flight of Eagles is shaping up to be my favorite yet. Mini spoilers. )

Since everyone has been so lively on the Geass comm lately, what with the anniversary of the start of Britannia's invasion of Japan and all, I have tracked down the Otakon Geass AMVs for sharing!

Lelouch Lamperouge stars in Christopher Nolan's "Inception."
Won best in trailer/parody. Oh yeah, and there's a Roy Mustang cameo.

Pizza Hut vs. KFC

And last but not least...

BRITANNIA FUCK YEAH!
Won best in comedy. As an added note, Gabi especially adores this one for the opening between Lelouch and Nunnally.
If you aren't an AMV.org member, you can get the censored version on YouTube.



Random quotes of the day:
"Glenn Beck is an oxymormon - sometimes he makes sense... "
- WaPo comment on Glenn Beck's support for gay marriage. Yeah, you read that right.

"This is so exciting! I've never been involved in a three-way before."
- my father referring to being on a three-way phone conversation with my brother and I. talk about awkward.
tempestuously: (Default)
I am full of good feelings and bad feelings. Among the bad feelings is me feeling like an absolute brain-dead moron for not realizing we had a storm yesterday. A storm strong enough to kill people and wipe out a large chunk of power. I think I reached the Seventh Level of Hell today when I had to drive through 10 non-functioning traffic lights on one of the busiest streets in the city just to learn my work had no power and I had to turn around and drive back through those 10 non-functioning lights to go to my other location. Yeah, not a great start for my day.

I'm also annoyed that The Avengers cast only includes that bimbo ScarJo as Black Widow and no other females. I have no other complaints with the cast, but that annoys me because I hated that character in Ironman 2. To add to my financial woes before Otakon, I think the undercarriage on my truck is falling off and I have no time to fix it before the con. I have no idea what I will do.

My major pet peeve of the day, though, is the stupid people who are blaming The Washington Post's expose on over-spending on the private industry side of National Security for The New York Times deciding to run with all of the classified war reports that talk smack about Pakistan and basically make us look like we've got real problems in the war, not that that wasn't already known. I don't understand why people can't tell the difference between archiving public information into a single database and leaking classified WAR PERTINENT information. I'm all for power of the press, but Wikileaks just makes me feel slimy.

Good news is I have been enjoying "The Way of Shadows" -- yes Graham, I like the boy-whore shut up -- which also was featured in the background of Lord Kat's (Until We Win) recent reviews. That amused me. I still have real problems relating to either Kylar or Durzo, but I am still loving Logan (yes, Graham, I am slashing them shut up) and am partially intrigued by the whole mystery of Kylar's power. Though, this book does have some creepy fascination with trying to be as disturbing as possible. Did we really need a guy who shoots peasants and feeds them to other people? I think my other favorite character is the queen of the brothels. She's awesome. I can tell I'm going to despise the insipid love story.

Legend of the Legendary Heroes of Legend made me sad by giving me hot long-haired Ryner since I know from the OP that he will cut his hair. I did enjoy that fight between him and the sword-fighter girl though. I think Ryner is growing on me. Sion is still the fave though.

Otakon has also reminded me that I miss fangirling something like crazy. The con just has less meaning for me if I don't have a series to spend ridiculous amounts of money on and run around from panel to panel or signing to signing (Wolf's Rain, Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Geass). I'm too old for it, but boy do I love it. Call my old anime obsessions whatever you'd like but they sure made me happy. I need something of equal awesome.
tempestuously: ([not!kamui] what fools these mortals be)
Do you like National Security? Do like knowing what your government is doing with your money? Do you enjoy having your mind BLOWN by the reality of this answer? Then 'Top Secret America' is for you.

Seriously, the sheer scope of this project is amazing on every level and the revelations are even more stunning. I love this stuff! Warning, this is long, complex and demands your attention to take it all in. But if you care anything about what's involved in keeping our country safe, you should read it. The writer is well-known and worked on the expose about the horrible condition of the Walter Reed military hospitals several years ago.

I am reading "The Way of Shadows" upon insistence by Graham. So far, I like. The characters are interesting and the world-building doesn't make me want to pick up any ice picks. My one complaint is that the book is LONG. Thankfully, it reads fairly fast and seems to have gotten some good reviews when it first came out.

My power went out last night for three hours and I was stuck with roomie, who thought my decision to watch "The Road to El Dorado" on her laptop was her invitation to tell me all about her romantic life. And cry about it. Why god why?

Pick up my lovely writing meme again. )
tempestuously: ([terra]look and see her how she sparkles)
So Gabi and I rewatched Ergo Proxy and attempted to make sense out of it. Spoilers: we still fail. But I did pick up on some things I missed before. Gabi helped me find a new appreciation for Raul, and I think I love Vincent more than ever for being so fail.

Kitty is also continuing to show improvement and looks less stricken by bright light.

But that's not what this post is for, this post is for arguing with the critics about Inception's flaws. Why Inception works. )
tempestuously: ([blackcat] liek OMG squee!!1)
Inception The IMAX Experience = awesome! More on that later.
tempestuously: ([geass] we both go down together)
Time for Good News, Bad News with Nayami!

Good: My kitty seems to be improving somewhat with her meds. She does keep doing her pirate thing though.
Bad: I won't be able to hit up any Fringe events this weekend because I don't want to miss one of her treatments by being in D.C.

Good: I am so looking forward to seeing Inception this weekend.
Bad: I so don't have money to blow on movies with Otakon on the horizon.

Good: I love my job sometimes, especially when I get to talk to awesome people.
Bad: I am feeling distant from my workplace again, as more people keep leaving without me even knowing they had put in their two weeks. In this case, it was someone I thought I knew fairly well. I might as well work from a shack in the woods for all the connection I get from work. :(

Good: I am finished with "Empire of Ivory." It has been my favorite of the series, with good pacing, much more interaction with the dragons and a very compelling storyline. I can't wait to find out what happens to Laurence in the next volume.
Bad: I am still like number 70 on my waiting list for "The Passage."

Good: They are talking about making new Beavis & Butthead cartoons.
Bad: They may face much harsher copyright laws over the music this time. :(

Good: I am going to start eating healthy this week.
Bad: I have been eating atrociously all week (including Burger King) and now feel incredibly FAT, which is strange for me since I never worry about that sort of thing, outside of thinking I have fat thighs.

Good: Username purges will allow people to have the usernames they want.
Bad: I am a possessive packrat who opposes these things on irrational principal. Fortunately, I never choose good usernames so I doubt anyone will want mine. o/ PS, don't try to argue this with me. My viewpoint is irrational and unchanging.

Also, license plate of the week is "TO DSNY." D'aww

Now to pick up where I left off on my writing meme thingie. Featuring: romance, protagonists and antagonists. )
tempestuously: ([geass] like raw meat to the lions)
Do you know what 'eyeballing' means? Well, you should. Holy fucking wow!

I am amused "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" has Morgana le Fey. I don't care how bad that movie is, I'm so going to see it.

I was surprisingly productive today, considering. I also realized that despite my several times wandering into Georgetown with Gabi, I have yet to try to find Georgetown Cupcake. This is something I have pined for for months. I just always forget. Here's hoping for the next time.

I also think my mood is improved from the suck of last night, provided I can catch kitty to give her the medicine.
tempestuously: ([tutu] safe in my arms)
My attempts to set up my BlueTooth are sad indeed.

According to that "Who Do You Write Like" meme, my nonfiction writing reads like Dan Brown, my fiction writing reads like Ian Fleming. Awesome, I am now working on James Bond: Werewolf Assassin. I expect a movie in the near future.

And in order for this post not be entirely boring and self-centered, I shall say that I care not one lick about Edward Norton being booted from "The Avengers" since I think Eric Bana was the better Hulk and only suffered from a bad movie premise. Critics of the world be damned. In other movie news, I refuse to watch Airbender just as I refuse to willingly watch any more of the Twilight genre. I don't find watching these movies for mocking worth the effort it takes for me to stomach the god-awful.

My eye keeps twitching. Should I be concerned? My cat also seems to be having this problem, and I have no qualms about saying I will likely address her first.

30 Days of Writing Meme )

15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

Though not a fiction writer, I am absolutely smitten with the story-telling finesse shown by Gene Weingarten. His ability to present a tale piece by tantalizing piece and constantly grip the reading is something I aspire to myself. He has a true talent for humor, humanity and pathos. He used to write for the Washington Post and still does the occasional piece, although as more of a guest. Weingarten is also a Pulitzer winner.

In the fiction world, I would go with Anlarria of the Code Geass AU mafia fanfic "Primary Gain." I choose Anlaaria over professional writers because I really enjoy watching her experiment with ideas and improve her style with every chapter. She has a way of presenting characters in a very and sometimes awkwardly realistic way so that every nick and scratch is exposed and nobody is purely good or evil. It's very much in the Geass vein of writing, but she makes it her own, building upon every plot with an ever-enriching world and character-base. Her ability to capture the feel of mafia life, cop life and royal life is simply stunning.
tempestuously: ([blackcat] liek OMG squee!!1)
I feel all cultured. Gabi and I hit up both the Norman Rockwell exhibit and the Artful Animals at the African Art Museum. I got a hippo art figure, but Gabi did not because she does not love hippos. It's very tragic. We also learned the turtle is a royal animal. The Rockwell exhibit was great for the behind-the-scenes stories about each illustration and just the overall layout. Plus, they had root beer floats. I think we also hung out in the Presidents Gallery, where I embarrassed myself horribly by trying to identify the presidents to Gabi. I like how the caricature for Bush Senior was all-at-once Teddy Roosevelt, Gerald Ford and Bush Senior amid my guessing. I fail at my history. It was really obvious too.

We also hit up "Macbeth" at Capitol Fringe Festival, which was fun for the wrong-side-of-town Bohemian atmosphere but the play itself wasn't really that great a variation on "Macbeth." To be fair, it included a hot guy playing one of the Weird Sisters and he was usually shirtless and wearing dark eye make-up so my attention might have been a little unfocused. It also had an amazing MacDuff, a cool take on the Weird Sisters as puppet masters with the ghosts and awesome fight scenes done entirely through Capoeira. I want to go see another, but I might have to wait until next week.

I also showed Gabi "Hot Fuzz," which I think she enjoyed muchly.

As for our hilarious watching of Legend of the Legendary Heroes, which will hereafter be referred to as LLL (why an extra L? because I like to go one step beyond), it was cracktastical fun. The first episode was utter nonsense, where we tried to distinguish between the numerous pretty boys or theorize about why they were randomly going into monologues and flashbacks that were only more confusing than the rest of the story. I got the Slayers-ish vibe, but I'm not crazy about the lead female yet. Things were slightly more sane in the second episode, which is a major flashback about one of the leads, Sion. Sion is the tormented son of a nobleman and a peasant woman that despises the noble's corruption of society and wants to overthrow it and become king. Hmm, why is this familiar? But he is also terribly slashy with the other main, Ryner, so I'm not complaining. Ryner and his MAGICAL EYE POWERS definitely gives me Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass vibes. It's sad that as soon as the second episode ended, Gabi and I were disappointed that the third was not available. I think we might actually be watching this. I also get the feeling that if it was written better and had less clunky dialogue, it could be a really interesting show. It has the potential, but I'm not hoping or expecting much from LLL.

And now shall begin the Durarara marathon unto infinity to finish off the series.
tempestuously: ([as] no remorse cause i still remember)
I am filled with rage that Airbender exceeded expectations this weekend. I do hope it dies on the re-watch scale. I don't want to hold it against anyone for going to see it but well, I will possibly be more critical should profits green-light a sequel.

In positive Avatar news, my brother and I discovered Avatar Extras on NickToons the other night and annoyed the hell out of my father by reciting all of the random pop-ups.

I am still failing at journal-swapping because I possibly have hoarder mentality. Over a username! There are no words.

I am totally geeking out over We Are the Fallen. It's my new guilty pleasure. Fake Evanescence is awesome!

I realize I forgot to mention that my writing meme was courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] catystorm.

30 Days of Writing Meme )

8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?

I guess I'm a fantasy writer at heart, although my style is more anime-influenced than traditional-fantasy influenced. I'm more about the characters than the world. (I should probably care more about world-building, as I'm starting to realize my rules/setting make no damn sense. Sob.) My writing falls within the realistic fantasy realm, where it's mostly real world rules, but then magic also exists. I would also say I'm a slash writer, except I don't want my writing defined by the relationships I write but rather by the story itself. Thus, fantasy. My reading preferences also trend toward fantasy, although I tend to loathe series with intensive world-building.
tempestuously: ([hg] come to finish me off sweetheart?)
My local Blockbuster is going out of business and my friend made the terrible mistake of taking me there. Ten movies later... I am now the proud owner of "Secret of Nihm," "Road to El Dorado," "All Dogs Go to Heaven," "The Ghost and the Darkness," (I am thoroughly convinced I am the only person in the world who likes that movie, and that includes the actors.) "Star Trek," "Goodnight and Good Luck," "Frost/Nixon," "Ironman," "House of the Flying Daggers" and "Hot Fuzz." I think that's all of them.

We also watched "Hot Tub Time Machine," "The Wolfman" and "The Crazies." Of course, I had to point out the logistical inconsistencies with the latter. "Wolfman" was decent but not quite the werewolf movie I'm looking for. I also hacked off my hair and dyed it red because sometimes this is what I do with my money.

There were fireworks last night, but they were interrupted by a vicious fight I got into with my sister after learning she brought yet another pitbull into my father's house: a 9-week-old female puppy. I think the dumbass plans to breed her with our other pit when she's old enough. We still lack a fence, and she still believes it's fine if she just chains them up outside on the occasion. She also doesn't comprehend that a townhouse is not a fair place to house pits. But what do I know?

Time to catch up on the meme!

30 Days of Writing Meme )

5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them?

Youngest is Romulus, the 11-year-old werewolf hybrid of "Heritage." Oldest would be either Evangel or Damien. I get the two of them confused because they might be the same age. They're angels or spirits of something like that and have been around since the beginning in "Psychosis." Oldest in terms of creation is Ty since he was around for the Sailormoon fanfic thing. Youngest in terms of creation is probably the newest incarnation of Randi, San's guardian in "Heritage."


6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?

I'm most comfortable writing in my room, usually around 6-7 p.m. because it's the best time for collecting my thoughts. I do a lot of dialogue writing throughout the day with a notepad and pen. In college, I used to do scene-writing in a notepad outside or in between classes. Now, most of my writing is done in front of the computer. It's also the best place for listening to writing music and acting out scenes, as I am wont to do.

7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?

I'm a big fan of background music. I used to listen to a lot of Gravitation themes, the softer Evanescence/Within Temptation tracks, Gankutusuou themes, Balto themes and Wolf's Rain themes. Lucian/Dominic typically get the angry tracks, San gets the mystical tracks and "Where Will You Go" is my theme for the Dominic/Lucian/Erik trio. "Breaking the Habit" is my general "Psychosis" music. I'd do more, but I'm lazy right now.
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
Wow this is some epic hate for The Last Airbender. I feel a bit weird that these people are fans enough to cosplay, implying that they know enough about fan culture to know the whole racebending issue. And they still went. Oh well, at least they're saying the movie sucks ball.

P.S. I will stop spamming my journal when LJ fixes its fucking notifications. It's been two days, you hos.

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