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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
12:32 am
Monday, February 23rd, 2009
11:30 pm
I hoiked it offa Sage, it goes like this:
Give me a character and I will give you at least ten facts about them according to my own personal canon. This can range from their birthday, favourite colour or even their earliest memory up to what they had last night for dinner.

Knowledge is, of course, OOC unless you ask permission!


and I cut the list for alla y'all's own safety

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And if you know (or suspect) that I've played someone who isn't listed, throw them at me too!
Friday, November 16th, 2007
10:38 pm
Voice Post - Doubtful Guest
VoicePost
395K 1:55
(no transcription available)


The Doubtful Guest doesn't belong to me, nor do I make any money off this recording.
He is copyright to Edward Gorey (or his estate) and I am merely a fan.
No copyright infringement is intended.
Saturday, October 13th, 2007
11:04 am
Okay, so I know I said I was done with the place, but my paid time isn't up yet, and that means I've still got voiceposts left.

And what that means is that I'm going to share with you all a halloween tradition that I've had since I was... well, I was wee.

Reading Ray Bradbury's Halloween Tree. The copy I've read for years is about as old as I am, and the pages are almost brown from age, and I said to my mum: "I think this is the year I have to buy a new copy."

The very next day I come home from work and she's got a copy for me, hardback, with the cover illustration I love (Illusionary art, it's the group of kids and it's a skull)

SOANYWAY! As soon as I figure out if I can read the first chapter in under 5 minutes (which I think I can, s'only a few pages long) I'll post it, same tomorrow with the next chapter and all the way through to the last chapter on Halloween, of course, if things run over into more than five minutes and I have to break it down into two posts, well, we'll just run over into All Saint's Day and beyond.

Technical legal stuff (just to cover my own ass): Not mine, just sharing for the joy of it, Halloween Tree belongs to Ray Bradbury and/or his estate, I'm not making any profit off of sharing this story, it is for entertainment purposes only.

EDIT: So because the voicepost line doesn't have very good instructions I just recorded 16 seconds of silence waiting for it to tell me: "Press __ to record" instead of just telling me to enter my pin and recording right away. Dildos. So, this project is going to bleed over into November, but bear with me, it's worth it.
Friday, August 3rd, 2007
11:17 pm
This is the end, my friends
This will be my last post here. This isn't emo bullshit like a few of my recent posts, this is outrage. Pure and utter outrage.

Thanks to recent developments I have realized that Strikethrough '07 isn't over, and has, in fact, been replaced by something far more insidious and, in my humble opinion, asshatted.

A better, and wholly NSFW explanation is here

For anyone who cares, I'll be joining the GJ bandwagon, same name, more than likely the same rate of posting. Let me know here if you've friended me there so I know to add you back. I've still got my notifications on.

Milliwaysers: I am not leaving the game, not by half, it's too much of what I am and I wouldn't have anywhere near the creative outlet I've got now without it, but as far as my support of LJ goes... well, I'm not giving them any more funding for this sort of witch-hunt. ESPECIALLY when places like Milliways may be next.

Good night, good luck, and I'll see you on the flipside.
Saturday, July 14th, 2007
4:13 pm
Story of bigness!
No, seriously, it's a wall of text. Slashy text at that.

Brotherly slashy text. Of the Wincest variety.

If that's your thing (you know who you are) go ahead and read, if not, pass on this one.

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
8:57 pm
A couple of days ago, I had to make what I hope is the hardest descision in my life.

I resigned from where I've been working for the past seven years. Yes, I quit the zoo.
I'll repeat it in case you think you're mis-reading, because I can assure you you aren't: "I, quit, working, at, the zoo." Rather, I put in two weeks notice, but after seven years, two weeks will go by like nothing.

I’ve finally come to realize that being a cog in the Membership Machine (yes, that IS what the Marketing Director calls the membership department) isn’t the compliment that some people seem to think it is. What it really is is being a body in a chair to fill quotas, given too much work and not enough time, which isn’t something I ever wanted for myself.
I want to be a person, not a resource.
I want to be appreciated for doing my own work, not the work that others delegate to me because they’re too busy, or too disinterested, to do themselves.

Mostly why I was staying was my own fear of change, and the fact that I had (after having to ask for them) benefits. But my mum said it best: “Benefits aren’t the be-all and end-all, and your mental health is more important.”

I don’t know what the future holds for me, but when my options are sitting still and becoming a person I never wanted to be, or facing the unknown, I would far rather meet the unknown head-on.
Hopefully I can make my future a better, and brighter place than it looks from where I'm standing now.

I will miss the zoo, but more because of the other passengers in the same boat than anything I’ve done there. I can’t say as to whether I’ll come back to visit. I hope so and I hope not in equal measure.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
10:50 pm
Official PotC3 review
Spoilers under the cutCollapse )

In other news: "Hit in the face by a flaming undead monkey" would be an awesome band name.
Sunday, June 10th, 2007
2:51 pm
Supernatural fic, as of now untitled.
Not mine, don't sue
blah blah blah

No warnings, just the boys being the boys.

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If anybody's bothered reading the WALL OF FIC and has title suggestions, let me know ^_^
Monday, June 4th, 2007
6:13 pm
RULES:
1. Put Your music player of choice on Shuffle
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS! (because allcaps makes it more important *nods*)


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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
10:34 pm
The strangest thoughts come to me when I'm having fevery allergy symptoms with no actual fever.

Tea: does anyone realize we're basically drinking plant dye with milk and sugar in it?
Saturday, June 2nd, 2007
9:40 pm
This is a damn shame.

I got it in my weekly linkletter with the writeup: ">> Help! I'm on a porno cover <<
Shocking story from a young woman who found a
self-portrait she put up on the internet stolen
and used as the cover of some dodgy porno DVD.
Oh yes and she was 14 at the time. Frightening
stuff."

Is there anyone who has advice for the poor girl? Any recourse at all?
Friday, May 25th, 2007
1:47 am
Hit in the face with a flaming undead monkey
So, yeah, spoilers under the cut. Don't want to know, don't read. Everyone else?
Read on...Collapse )
Thursday, May 24th, 2007
7:23 am
Just a quick post before I run to work, and the other work, AND PIRATES!
Is a meme:

Name a character and I'll tell you three (or more) facts about them from my own personal pseudo-canon.

And I know basically anything that isn't an anime or current cartoon show.

That is all, go about your business.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
11:25 am
Dear diary,
Today I offered to kick my brother in the nuts to distract him from his sunburn.


In other news

  • My mum has moved back, this is both good and bad, it's good that she feels like she can live with us again, it's bad because now I'm right back to getting nagged about things.

  • My parents gave me first month's rent + any fees/deductables/securities/whatever on a place of my own, provided I'm moved out ('or still making forward progress') by my next birthday.

  • My friend Becky said she'd love to live with me, as soon as we both get the jobs we need.

  • I'm waiting for a call for an interview on one county job, and going to a test for another on the 4th of June.

  • I have my own Netflix account, if y'all have movie/TV series suggestions, throw 'em at me.

Saturday, May 12th, 2007
6:34 pm
Thursday, May 10th, 2007
1:18 am
Movie Meme!
So, silly (and highly entertaining) thing I stole from snarkish
Is very simple, goes like this:

* Go to IMDB.com and look up 10 of your favorite movies.
* Post three official IMDB "Plot Keywords" for these 10 picks.
* Have your friends guess the movie titles.

Mine are as follows:

1. Bar brawl - strip club - prayer
2. Book - swashbuckler - wheelbarrow
3. Cyberspace - surreal- character name in title
4. New Year's Eve - bohemia - vodka
5. Damsel in distress - saved from hanging - dog
6. Goldfish - model - bounty hunter
7. Wilhelm scream - redemption - vagina dentata
8. Spoon - deja vu - white rabbit
9. Yeats - dystopian - sword fight
10. Anti hero - Statue of Liberty - Cult favorite

Some of those, looking back on them, are terribly easy, but it was fun, and y'all should guess.
Thursday, May 3rd, 2007
2:34 pm
People think I'm Canadese?
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What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

North Central. This is what everyone calls a "Minnesota accent." If you saw "Fargo" or "Drop Dead Gorgeous" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Some Americans may mistake you for a Canadian.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?





According to this, yep.
Weird. Maybe it's because I enunciate things fairly clearly, but that's from working customer service I think. *shrug* Whatev. I can be Canadese by proxy. Works for me.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
9:45 pm
RPlessness rant
So, because my usual main outlet of RP energies has no intarwebs for an indeterminate amount of time, I find myself, once again, seeking RP.

Unfortunately for me, the only place I know where to look is Gaia, and people there are either are waaaay below me (eg: omg thaz amasin! sed honey to whuts your charas name agin?) or waaaaay too full of themselves (eg: Her silver-gilded optics shone like opals in the diffused, dusky, sparkling moonlight, her opulent busom heaved, excitements racing through her like the vapors that shrouded her. And so on for another fifty paragraphs)

Of course when I do find somebody, they're from the other side of the freakin' planet and our schedules never match up, which doesn't help at all.
There are some people, of course, who are a good match literacy wise but it usually turns out that we don't play any of the same fandoms which is sad.

I think, really, the worst part of it is that most people's response is basically: "Lol! you should watch animes then! ha ha ha!"
I don't like anime. Why would I watch something I don't like just for maybe getting RP out of it? That would be the same as me trying to tell people: "Well you should read these twelve comics, these fifteen books and watch these twenty movies, because that's what I play, you should be exactly the same."

So that's that, if I'm talking to you and I get snippy for no apparent reason, this would be it. I've got ... *fingercounts* at least six very loud voices in my head that aren't able to get out and vent like they usually do, and aside from that, it's plotbunny breeding season, so even writing those down as quickly as I can to get them out and still save them for later, it's not a fun place in my head right now.

Current Mood: Irate
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
12:22 pm
Blogthings
So I'm bored and fighting off a migraine, so here, under the cut is a jabillion blogthings that I thought actually had it right about me.

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