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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.

Of life and internets

January marked a few things: A new year, a new school year, and my 22nd birthday. \0/ Year thus far has been spent doing basically the same things I do anyway. XD;

Back to school with what will hopefully be my last full-time semester until Uni, as except for math and a couple of other subjects I’ve already got what I need to transfer \0/ Goals for this semester include not sucking as much as I did last semester, oops.

Subjects -> Beginning Algebra (math deficiency whaaat), Ecology (Lecture + Lab), US History through 1750 & Critical Thinking in Literature. More classes than last semester, fewer units (…on less than last semester, hur). Good thing though being that I only have classes three days a week and I have four days off in a row >> Bad news being that including fandomy-writing I have to write roughly 35,000 words by the end of the month 8D

Fandomy stuff ->

[+] FL collective moved to Pure Rhythm.

[+] The following fanlistings have moved to new URLs in the past few weeks: Series: Whistle!, Character: Satou Shigeki, Character: Mizuno Tatsuya, Relationship: Kaku Eishi (Yeong-sa), Sanada Kazuma & Wakana Yuhto (U-14’s), Character Group: Nittle Grasper, Character: Ukai Noriko, Character: Farfarello (Jei), Character: Naoe Nagi, Character: Tsukiyono Omi (Takatori Mamoru), Relationship: Naoe Nagi & Tsukyiono Omi, Relationship: Hidaka Ken & Tsukiyono Omi, Character Group: Jyousei Shounan Gakuen, Character Group: Yamabuki Chuugakkou, Relationship: Kurobane Harukaze & Amane Hikaru, &Relationship: Momoshiro Takeshi & Kaidou Kaoru.

[+] New Fanlistings! Actor: Kanesaki Kentarou and Character: Narugami/Thor.

[+] Ficstuff! Lazy at writing lately (sort-of).
[»] Jokers Wild; Ace in the Hole | Yagyuu/Niou, Yanagi/Kirihara | PG-13/R for the most part, NC-17 overall | 12,915 words | Part 1 | Part 2 | Complete | Written for Shikishi @ Santa Smex on LJ.

Lots of travel planned this year. Vermont over Spring Break (March) to visit Leah, a trip to San Francisco to hang out with Roll on her way home from Japan in April (not really “travel” since SF is only two hours away, but hey! It’s Roll! And not Roll on the opposite side of country! Exciting times!) Will be doing the Artist Alley at Fanime come the end of May, as well. Actually, that few weeks will be crazy, for it is final exams, then Fanime, then coming home for maybe a day (if I come home at all and don’t just stay at K’s), then hopping over the pond to London for two weeks to play with Pez & Liz & Unni~ Tarundoru-cakes and Higa’s Adventures In Cooking! Then it’s home until August, wherein flying to Baltimore for Otakon and playing with Roll & Moffit again, as well as my Rue and a couple of my West Coast kids I play with anyway. \0/ September rounds it off nicely with back to school and Yaoicon, after which I hibernate until May. XD;

I need a job if I’m going to want to afford all of this >.>;;;;

Flee time, for things to do~

Get your groovin’ on~

Heh. Internets died there for a while u.u Which means I’m seriously behind on a lot of things, like needing to send out prizes/make new decks/…basically update everything for Red Sun, finish a buttload of RP logs, get a few fls up (pssssst. 차근차근 (Way for Love) fl), and finish revamping my art site. Red Sun tomorrow, most definitely.

Life stuff: the kitties have taken over my bed. Yeah, somehow we ended up with three cats sometime in the last month instead of just Akaya, the other two strays. Mumma cat (second picture) is an absolute doll and tiny little friendly thing, we’re pretty sure she was someone’s pet kitten that was dumped off as she is very sociable with people. Yuupon (a name that would only be understood if you follow Tenipuri Fusion, grey kitten curled up with Akaya) is her baby, a total little scaredy cat. This is the first time said baby has come up onto my bed. She’s really skittish, but starting to get used to being petted and not running away from people.

Akaya fucking adores her XD They spend so much time playing/beating each other up/cleaning each other/sleeping together. Cute little buggers. Akaya doesn’t get along so well with Mumma cat, they tend to bitchsmack each other a lot XD

Fandomy stuff: Dong Bang’s Balloon video = crack on wheels. Will totally be adding it to next post, because everyone needs to see the creepy zoo video. (Jae’s dirty looks at the end = win).

NEW ROUND OF TENIPURI BATTLE ROYALE. Rue, Erin and I are taking the torch from Bob as mods this round, and if the idea for round 7 Rue and I came up with yesterday morning passes with Erin, it’ll be the best round ever, for so many reasons. XD We’ve been trying to think of a way to mix up the game a bit to make it fun for old players, yet keep the BR element and get new people interested in it. Some of our ideas had involved a Survivor type theme, Lord of the Flies, and other sorts of stuff. But what spawned from me simply saying I wanted a jungle island this round (so we don’t have any random abandoned houses and stuff to hide in >D) is fantastic. Somehow it managed to fit in everything we wanted to use in, too, completely unintentionally >D But no one gets to know what it is until we open up applications and such again (December! *EXCITED* I want to kill tennis boys again ;___;)

Man. Have totally been working on holiday cards lately – am drawing and printing my own lately. I have ‘default’ ones that most people get (Tennis, Gundam Wing & a generic one), plus one-of-a-kind cards for the people dearest to me. Am working on a Bleach one right now for a dearest (I’ve never even seen/read the series, yet Ichigo and Rukia are in my photoshop). My cards for two others are technically one picture cut in half – one gets one half and the other gets the other (said gals are also very close and it’s our characters, so it works XD). Default Tennis #1 is done, GW is done. Will finish the Bleach & RP ones, then default Tennis #2 (aka senpai version). Then after that… the other handful for people. ♥ I haven’t done this much art in… a really long time. But I like how they’re turning out *_*

PIMP MYSELF TIME: *copy/pastes from lj-ness*

Fudomine.org's Winter Contest!

Underdogs is hosting its very first contest! It’s a cheap excuse to get people to write/draw more Fudoustuff got a nice little winter theme with some fun prizes (and more to come~).

Keeping in tune with its mother site, this contest is Fudoumine centric and accepts yaoi/yuri/het submissions in both fanfic and fanart as long as at least one Fudoumine student is a main character/focal point (meaning if you want to write Bekami, go for it. If you want to draw Sengoku/An-chan raburabu, go for it.)

Don’t have the time right now? No worries, the contest doesn’t end till January, so there’s plenty of time to work on something. :)

Check out the site for rules and a more detailed description. :)

Cupcakes and sugar cookies,

——–update as I write this: ERIN AGREES ON NEW BR SCENARIO HEEEEEEEEEE.

And now I run.

What what

Still sore as shit. But progress on building, huzzah. More windows in today, more shit framed in, next wall has been prefabbed, seriously I did not leave until about 1:45 AM. Granted working one your own property has its perks.

Woke up late >> probably due to the fact Akaya was locked in his crate. Stopped around 7, went to the demolition derby around 8ish and watched some shit crash (obviously going back to my white trash roots here 8D), got home around 11ish, went back to work (with booze involved this time hur, as it is it’s difficult to type properly >> have to actually think before I type *winnar*

Walls go in tomorrow and all is good, we’ve mostly figured out some sort of layout for the granny unit and from the sounds of it S&E are back at it as far as hammering things in (who cares if it’s past 2 am, we live in the land of ‘who gives a fuck?’ – or not since S just came in asking where the sleeping bags were for E.

On other stuff, the Ukai Noriko and Nagi x Omi fanlistings finally got new layouts – three years later hur hur. But hey. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, yanno? But I figured it was about time for a fresh new look 8D

On other stuff, working on Super Seekrit project that shall not be revealed until it’s done (or as done as it is going to get for the time being >>)

asdkfhsakdfh okay bedtime :D;

The chapter of life stuff, mail, site stuff, and I hate fandom.

So, mum got a new job! Yay for once again having some sort of income in the house other than my few and far between workdays, though starting next week I think I have at least a week of work. Mum starts today at the assisted living center for the elderly down the street (which amuses me, her old job at the vet clinic was a 3 minute drive away, ~20 minute walk for me. New one I can walk there in about 8 minutes XD Like, you have to drive past it to get to my house hur. But yeah anyway, it seems like something she’ll enjoy with hours that she actually likes (2 pm to 10 pm – 8 hour shift of watching elderly people and getting hugs and coworkers she likes so far rather than a 10 hour shift of lugging bitchy/sick/injured animals around plus being on call with coworkers who made it all hell). Doesn’t pay much but me & mum are alike, if we enjoy our job we don’t care if we don’t get paid an exhorbarant amount. It’s enough to pay bills and have a little fun, good enough for us.

Another nice thing is that they’re looking for a volunteer for like some arts & crafts sort of thing down there so I might check it out. Something’s gotta be better than sitting on my ass in front of my computer 90% of the time (I admittedly have little to no social life outside the webbernets 8D)

Moving on! Mail the other day included my copies of Arashi’s Arashic, Kame & Pi’s (okay Shuji to Akira who cares) Seishun Amigo and DBSG’s Japanese single Begin.

I liked most of the tracks on Arashic, though the ones that seem to be on repeat the most are I Want Somebody and きっと大丈夫. They’re just er funky? The whole cd itself is like the perfect blend of lounge music, fun music and gay.

…Okay so Seishun Amigo I already liked the songs on and only really bought it so I could own the gay. However, despite liking songs, Kame’s always makes me want to cockblock him for sounding like such a goddamn emo bitch. 8D

High Time makes Begin worth having. It’s fun and bouncy while Begin is a little too ballady-slow for me — but it’s not a bad song.

Moving on again, False Advertising got a shiny new Pi layout (is it obvious it was originally going to go here?). And with that, the Tanaka Twins, Momo/Kaidou, and Dan Taichi fanlisitings are up for adoption. Check it out, yeah?

And finally, the bitching. I realized the other day why I generally stay on the outside of band fandoms. Because fans of a certain group can be even more cruel and vicious than anyone in an anime/tv show fandom could ever be.

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