Welcome to OSX.

First post from new laptop, horrah. I’d been toying with the idea of getting a Mac laptop since last semester when my financial aid check came, but put it off in favour of Genki pbs, Higamyu photosets and Yaoicon. However, the end of December brought Hiku getting a new laptop and was selling her older (mid-2005) laptop and needless to say, I asked her to hold onto it for me until I could pay her in January. After a few weeks of trying to decide how we wanted to deal with her getting it to me without having to worry about it getting damaged, we ended up deciding we’d both just drive to Santa Rosa and hang out for a bit. Sasu came with her and gave me easily $100 worth of Copic Sketch markers she had extras of, plus some other stuff that we had ordered together and she was going to send to me anyway. They didn’t get to stay very long, but fun times were had.

Needless to say, I’m now the owner of an iBook G4 with OSX Tiger (tiny and cute!). While I grew up using a Mac (We still have our first computer in storage – I can’t remember what model it is off the top of my head, but it has a whopping 500mb hard drive and 5 mb of RAM. XD), and all of the computers I ever used at school were Macs (I was a freshman in high school when the original candy-shell iBooks came out), I haven’t really touched one since I was 17. So, naturally, it’s taking a while for my Windows-ingrained brain to get used to Macs and Mac shortcuts again. Not to mention all this newfangled stuff they’ve added to Mac OS since the last time I’ve used one. XD Now, if I can figure out how to get php properly set up for local use (not that I’ve tried very hard to set it up, lulz), life will be good. At the very least, it gives me a handful of machines to check designs and coding on. This cute little Mac laptop w/OSX on a 1028×768 res with Firefox, Safari and Opera installed, my desktop with WinXP on 1280×1024 with Firefox, IE and Opera installed, and mum’s laptop (that I like to use for the fact S is allowing her to leech his wireless – asshole won’t give me the password, so still stuck with dialup for my comps >_>) with Vista on a 1280×800 (+her lower-res-than-my-account’s res) with Firefox and IE. Plenty of options, really!

Also, iTunes. I hate iTunes. I don’t know why, it just irritates the hell out of me. There’s a reason I do not have it on my desktop even though S is like HEY GET ITUNES IT’S AWESOME. Any ideas on a Mac-equivalent of WinAmp, raise your hand XD;

School has been keeping me pretty busy, which is kind of sad when you consider how poorly I’m doing right now. Really need to get myself caught up and get my ducks in a row if I want to pass any classes this semester. Too much stress, really. Not having my license is making me all sorts of askdjf;alksdjfjsdalf if only for the fact that it would be so much cheaper to drive to school rather than pay $20 a week for cabs to school ($10 two times a week). The $2-$3 given to a classmate for rides home is easily swingable but >_O’ Hurrr now if only I didn’t hate driving with every bone in my body. Though I probably should try to go get that soon (damn you family not helping with uhhh a usable car and someone actually being home on a day the DMV is open so I can take my test again >EEE), permit kind of expires (again) sometime in April >>;;

Enough of that. This time next week I’ll be in… snowy, freezing-ass Burlington, Vermont visiting with my Leah over spring break. Leaving on Friday, returning home to California on the 30th. We have plans. Plans that involve sitting on our asses watching Kane & Genki dvds on big screen, spazzflailing over Rikkaimyu Genki!Kirihara and Kane!Sanada, and watching Power Rangers. May be watching some Gintama, for people will be happy if we do and start fangirling it. With Tenipuri manga finally being over (NICE COP-OUT, KONOMI.), it may be time to find a new fandom. Except the part where I still ♥ Tenipuri with all my ickle heart. …:D;

Other fandom news involves writing for balls_it_up, in which I wrote the single most awful fic I have ever written. XD; Which fic, however, I am not yet allowed. Writing mojo is finally starting to come back, if the few pieces I’ve started recently are any indication.

On the subject of fannish stuff, new fanlistings!
[+] Narugami aka Narukami/Thor {Matantei Loki Ragnarok}
[+] Heimdall {Matantei Loki Ragnarok}
[+] Seles {Apocripha/0 – Game/Manga}
[+] Platina Pastenr {Apocripha/0 – Game}
[+] Schwarz {Weiss Kreuz}
[+] My Friend Flicka {Book – Mary O’Hara’s My Friend Flicka}
[+] Green Grass of Wyoming {Book – Mary O’Hara’s Green Grass of Wyoming}

Upcoming fanlistings:
[-] Thunderhead {Book by Mary O’Hara}
[-] The Horse-Tamer {Book by Walter Farley}
[-] Nakagauchi Masataka {Musician}
[-] Four Rooms {Film}
[-] 0 no Soukoushi {Manga by Kaori Yuki}
[-] Fairy Cube {Manga by Kaori Yuki}
[-] Psycho Knocker {Manga by Kaori Yuki}

I certainly have my work cut out for me XD;

Mmmm. Since my last post, Rhythmic High has also been updated with quite a bit of artwork and fic from the past year.

I think that may be about it, except for one thing: Downloads!

[=] Oliver & Company Soundtrack (32.31 mb, .rar)
[=] The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack. (54.99 mb, .rar)

Er, enjoy. XD Need to find myself some free to so that I may make a new layout for this poor neglected place.

Family stuff and downloady stuff 8D

Dad and K (See the ‘crazies’ page 8D) up so K can go look at a new car to possibly get. Which means bbq time~ Mum was all proud of herself for being able to get the bqq lit and keeping the coals burning till they showed up to make the food hur. This family truely is retarded.

But yeah anyway. Call it a late birthday thing for dad (Just turned 58 on the 10th) or something. At any rate, it means I don’t have to cook today XD And I get meat.

Possibly working sometime in the next two weeks or so, for once I get to run my own job >D Meaning I get to be the boss of people older than me, hur. Possibly only because I’m the only one with any experience, hur. But yay monies?

Travel date for family reunion thinger for Grandma’s birthday set – leaving Sept. 7 and flying Sept. 8th. Still no clue how long I’ll be in Virginia but eh who cares. XD

Now away from crap no one cares about to stuff they do! Aka downloads. All music, all uploaded by Tammies with the instruction that she does not care where we spread them as it keeps them active and up XD All Megaupload, so stuff it if you can’t use it :P

…I haven’t gotten some of this stuff (aka KAT-TUN, still not a fan hur) or already had, but most of the other stuff is fun? 8D *copy/pastes from Tammie’s post*

Yamapi – Yubiwa
Yamapi – LoveXXX (Live) (This one is fun to watch as well)
Yamapi – Himawari
Yamapi – Daite Senorita
Yamapi – Colourful
w-inds. – Eien no Tochuu
D-51 – No More Cry (Ending for Gokusen 2)
KAT-TUN – Gold
KAT-TUN – Butterfly
KAT-TUN – Jin Solo – ha-ha (Live) (This is so damn dirty, it’s awesome)
KAT-TUN – Miracle
KAT-TUN – One on One
KAT-TUN – Precious One
KAT-TUN – She Said
KAT-TUN – Ueda Solo – Love In Snow (Live)
KAT-TUN – Will Be All Right
Miyavi – Ashita Genki ni Naare
Miyavi – Coo quack cluck -ku ku ruu (o meev)
Miyavi – Girls, Be Ambitious
Miyavi – Shindemo Boogie Woogie
NewS – Hadashi no Cinderella Boy
NewS – Sayaendou
NewS – Stand Up
Shimatani Hitomi – ~Mermaid~
Shimatani Hitomi – Falco
Shimatani Hitomi – Garnet Moon
Tackey & Tsubasa – Ai Check it!
Tackey & Tsubasa – ikiteru akashi
Tackey & Tsubasa – Kamen
Tackey & Tsubasa – Serenade
Tackey & Tsubasa – To be, or not to be
Tackey & Tsubasa – Venus
Tackey & Tsubasa – Yume Monogatari
Shuji To Akira – Seishun Amigo
TAKUI – Calling You
Takki – Kaze no Uta

EVE – Adrenalin Drive
EVE – Ghost School
EVE – Good Bye
EVE – Rainy
EVE – Sad Paradise
Nemesis – Boy Meets Girl
Nemesis – Eclipse
Nemesis – Good Bye (Version N)
Nemesis – Rose of Versailles
SS501 – Fighter
SS501 – Warning
The TRAX – Paradox (probably their best song :o)
The TRAX – Tears (TRAX version) (Japanese)
The TRAX – Without You

Voltaire – When You’re Evil
Bryan White – I Stand Alone (Quest for Camelot)
Cascada – Everytime We Touch
INXS – Afterglow
Harry and the Potters – Wizard Chess
Mobile – Out of My Head
Natasha Bedingfield – The One That Got Away
Natasha Bedingfield – Single
Natasha Bedingfield – Silent Movie
Moka Only – Once Again
Full Frontal – You Think You’re a Man

Alright then 8D Not sure if they all still work, but you can always try. 8D