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Muse List [Aug. 27th, 2013|09:17 am]

Because somehow I stupidly managed to delete the old one. Damn computer.

My super muse list.

Army of Darkness
Evil Ash

Hisana Kuchiki
Ganju Shiba
Isshin Kurosaki
Kaname Tousen
Nanao Ise
Orihime Inoue
Rangiku Matsumoto
Rukia Kuchiki
Sousuke Aizen
Yoruichi Shihouin
Yumichika Ayasegawa

Buso Renkin
Captain Bravo

Captain N: The Gamemaster
King Hippo
Mother Brain
Princess Lana

D. Gray-Man
Miranda Lotto

DC Comics

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Captain Hammer

Dragonball Z

Excel Saga
Excel Excel

Captain Falcon

Final Fantasy
Celes Chere
Rosa Farrel
Yuffie Kisaragi

Final Fight
Jessica Haggar

Jayne Cobb
River Tam

Fruits Basket
Tohru Honda

Fullmetal Alchemist
Alex Louis Armstrong
Lan Fan
Winry Rockbell


King of Fighters
Mai Shiranui
Yuki Kushinada

Marvel Comics

Mega Man Zero
Copy X

Samus Aran

One Piece
Vivi Nefertari

The Paperboy

Persona 4
Chie Satonaka
Hanako Ohtani

Quest for Glory
Elsa von Spielburg / The Brigand Leader

Phantasy Star

Ash Ketchum

Carlton Lassiter

Ranma 1/2
Akane Tendo

Red VS Blue

Rival Schools
Akira Kazama

Sailor Moon
Sailor Mars
Sailor Venus

Lady Aronde

Soul Eater
Liz & Patty Thompson

Star Wars
Princess Leia

Street Fighter
Eliza Masters

Super Mario Brothers
Princess Toadstool / "Peach"

Tengen Toppen Gurren Lagann
Nia Teppelin

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Carmen Sandiego

Yu Yu Hakusho
Keiko Yukimura

Zombie Powder
Gamma Akutabi

Original Characters
Cherise Thompson
Rashka Dvorak
Faetan Jarl
Jevon Stone
Kit Walker
Lilly Drake
Raina Moonsinger
Rialynn Kollmann

I still feel like I'm missing some, though. Anyway, more for future reference than anything, but if ever you MU'ers were curious about who I've been playing on these LJRP's, now you know. And now...you must die.
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Slain By Psych [Aug. 15th, 2013|08:18 am]
[mood |sleepysleepy]

I did some heavy cleaning last night, and managed to shower and settle down around my proper bedtime. Then I thought, "Well, I worked pretty hard today, I think I can treat myself to one episode of Psych. Seven hours of sleep is still pretty good."

Then I watched three episodes instead and got only five hours of sleep. Wauh-wauhhhhh.

I'm really looking forward to having a normal, consistent schedule from here on out. Tonight's the last night I have Spanish class, making Tuesdays and Thursdays my (previously) roughest days since I go to work at 5:30 in the morning, then I go to class, then I get home at 10:30 at night and become sleep-deprived. NO MORE. Only Saturdays will be my odd days, as I still work whatever random shift Safeway assigns to me then. It's not fun, but the extra money helps a great deal. I need to get some new pairs of pants and some black shoes, as the only ones I have now are extremely worn out -- pants are fraying badly along the inner seams (damn thunder thighs), shoe soles are half-peeled off and have holes worn through the interior. I'll probably do my shopping next week, since tomorrow's payday.

I have an icon request, if anyone feels like they've got nothing better to do than to fiddle around making an animated picture. In Psych, season 5, episodes 65 and 66 have some hilarious moments of Lassiter tap dancing. I would love a clip of that, you don't even know.

Also, apparently there aren't any books on MUSH coding that I could find, just a lot of open source information on the internet. But as it all pertains to adding stuff, I really have no idea where to even get started. If you know how to code, where did you learn to do it? Is there a good resource that goes over the beginner's basics that I could look at?
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Yo soy una geeka [Aug. 14th, 2013|10:19 am]
Tomorrow's our Spanish final. I was kind of nervous about it, because it's pretty much an oral conversation (no notes, agh!) with a partner in the class based on one of two scenarios. Then the teacher said it's worth about 5% of our grade, so I can relax. Even if I bomb the final, I'll still get an A, and I doubt I'll bomb. My partner and I agreed beforehand that if we wind up with the date scenario, I get to be James Franco. ...I should've been Antonio Banderas. Probably not too late to change that. Yeeeesssss.

I tried playing Final Fantasy X-2, but my TV is so old that the picture is almost completely black any time the characters go somewhere dark. SUNNY DUNGEONS ONLY. I flailed at the 'O' button to make sure there was jumping and climbing being performed, as my only indicator otherwise was a blind grunt of surprise from Yuna. I was hoping to refresh myself on Leblanc, enough to app her at this Kingdom Hearts based MU* that remliel recommended to me. I've still got Leblanc's old app, so it should be fairly simple to work up a new application save for the combat mechanics. I was a big fan of Videoland and Gate as far as combat goes, since it was nice and simple, and flexible as to what your character could do. Would that I could code at MU*'s, but it seems beyond me at the moment. Wonder if there's a book about it? I should go investigate Powell's.

With my current job, I've been able to do a lot more reading. I finished the first four of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones books, and found them to be exceptionally good. I lost a lot of sleep because of those books, because I'd get so engrossed in them. Tyrion is awesome. I'd like to read the fifth, but I heard the paperback is coming out in October, so I'll wait for that and save, what, twenty bucks? The Harry Dresden books are the only ones I have to buy IMMEDIATELY when they come out, I practically devour those.

It sure is jarring when you finish a really good book, and then start reading one that's...er...not-so-good? I'm going through my books alphabetically by author, since I have a lot that I haven't read yet, so "The Cygnet and the Firebird" was up next. The prose was hilariously flowery, and so over the top that you could never really tell when magic shit was going down, and when the author was just being overly metaphorical. You couldn't go more than two pages without jewels and gold getting mentioned, and I had a really hard time following what the hell was going on more often than not. At least the author passed the Bechtel (?) test, but that in and of itself does not a good story make. Still, the book belonged to my best friend in high school, so I was curious to see why she gave it to me. I think she didn't like it, and that's how I wound up with the thing, ha ha! The one I've got now is Dicky Moe Moby Dick. I told my coworker, "I like how this one starts: Et tu, Ishmael?" He laughed.

Reading all those old logs is making me restless for RPing all those previous characters. I died laughing at the training between Captain Bravo, Kazuki Mutou, and Rock Lee; and I was ridiculously proud of Leblanc sabotaging the opera house from Final Fantasy 6 by impersonating Maria. There are about seven games I wish existed, which is making me naively overambitious about creating journal places for ALL OF THEM AT ONCE. Just in case. I've been itching to play Lassiter from Psych somewhere too. I don't usually do well with male characters, but that one appeals to me. I like the uptight socially awkward cop. XD
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Sacrificing Sleep [Aug. 12th, 2013|10:28 pm]
I *should* be asleep, but instead I just wound up giggling idiotically over old logs I managed to dig up, while also cringing at my old entries. I was so whiny. And I posted so many dang memes! I know that's part of growing up, but I still feel embarrassed. I even deleted an old entry that was just too shamefully hateful. I'm not proud of who I was. I'm not even sure I'm proud of who I am now, but I'm trying to be better.

I also ate about one and a half pounds of beef filet. I'm not sure if that's something to be proud of either.

Found out today that three buds will be passing through to stay the night on Friday, so I'm looking forward to that, even if it's a short visit. friendpersonpat, captainepix, and fuchi! I guess I'd better clean. Maybe. My finals for Spanish class are this week, so that's where most of my time has gone and will be going. The cats aren't helpful, since I came home to find the brand new bag of, oh, about fourteen pounds of cat food knocked out of the chair, about 3/4 of it spilled onto the floor. Assholes. They're lucky they're cute!

There's one King Hippo log I can't quite seem to find, not even on the Wayback Machine. It happened on September 26, 2004, and it involved Bowser and Gameshark, so I think it's the chocolate one but I can't be sure. Wish I had the Hyrule fugly moon log too, that was one of my favorites.

Guess that's all for now. Miss you guys!
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Videoland QuickFic: Where Are They Now? [Aug. 10th, 2013|05:45 pm]

It All Comes Back to the Beginning.Collapse )
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And THEEEEENNNNNNNNNNN [Aug. 10th, 2013|12:46 pm]
I thought it had been over a year since I last updated, but nope! Four months isn't too bad. I graduated in June with an associate's degree, feeling stupidly proud about it. I'm still working at Safeway, but only on Saturdays to supplement my kinda low income. Don't get me wrong, I'm not poor! I'm just not earning enough to go splurge on the stuff I like except for every now and then. I took Spanish 101, and I have two classes left to go. So far I have a high A in the class. I like learning the language a lot! I'd like to take another semester, but I can't really afford it just yet, so more schooling will have to wait. I could use a break anyhow.

I'm currently working full-time at a three month temporary assignment as an administrative assistant. Though it's not the accounting position I'd like, it's still decent pay and it's SO much better than standing on my feet checking groceries. Better pay, too!

Today I just got oddly nostalgic and homesick for Videoland and the people who used to play there. I pulled out a sketchbook last night to doodle in while we were playing D&D, and boom, all those old pictures I drew of Elsa, Chun-Li, the guardians from Mega Man Zero, Gameshark getting flushed down a toilet and traumatizing Harpuia... It was a really pleasant trip down memory lane. I'd kill to play there again. KILL. *_*

Heading to work in a few. I'm trying to eat a vegan sandwich because A. I'd like to lose weight and B. It was free. But my body and mind are both resisting heavily. Just open the plastic wrap. Open it. Put that in your mouth. ...And I can't do it. I'm such a wuss.
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Final Countdown! [Apr. 22nd, 2013|02:38 am]
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And now I enter my last semester. It's a little surreal, to think that I'll have a bona fide college degree in something I really enjoy instead of just that old crappy one-year certificate. Soon I'll be spamming the city with applications until I find an entry-level accounting job where I can huddle in my own little cubicle, play with numbers all day, and be a happy antisocial troll.

This semester, I've got managerial accounting, financial accounting, human relations-management, business ethics, and income tax (not to be confused with income tax: basics, the awful 8-credit class I took previously, even though both classes use the same textbook). I'm knocking out 100%'s left and right, or at least getting very close equivalents, and I feel somewhat successful as a human being. We're doing a fundraising drive for Easter Seals and Special Olympics at Safeway, and my donating customers percentage is the second highest (the assistant manager has the highest). I usually hate doing the fundraising, but once I got good at it, I decided I kind of like feeling good about my completely nonimportant percentage.

I got a nice fat chunk o' change back from the IRS, and I bought bookcases to replace the ones the idiot movers abandoned/destroyed. Assembling them is a little more difficult than I anticipated, but I've got three up and one to go. Most of my books are now on shelves instead of stacked in piles all over the place waiting for cats to perch and/or barf on them. It's a good feeling.

Right now I'm cramming on my homework/assignments to get myself far enough ahead that I'll be ready to go visit my grandpa, who does not have wifi and thus no way to keep up on online classes. I don't think I've been up to Boise since my grandma passed away years ago. Every time I see that old park with the giant yellow metal cage and the curvy metal slide that would burn our asses every time we went down it, I get riddled with all this nostalgia. Anyway, Grandpa's been feeling bummed that no one comes to visit him except as a stopover point for essentially free room and board for a night while traveling somewhere else. Can't blame him for being miffed about that. I get lonely too, sometimes, so I can sympathize to a degree. But he did an awful lot for all of us grandkids, least I can do is drop by for a visit now and again. Who knows how long I'll have that chance? He's the most awesome grandpa ever, all happy and energetic.

Lastly, I'm starting work on a homebrew campaign where the players get to play 'evil' characters, where they're not so much wicked murdering assholes so much as they are the D&D equivalent of 1980's cartoon Decepticons. We met up at Shari's on Friday to create our characters. One guy is playing a half-elf psychic warrior who's paranoid and hears voices. There's also a goblin witch based on the character of Demi from "Little Men" who shares the same name and blind worship of his imaginary deity "The Naughty Kitty Mouse". My NPC character is a dhampir ranger named Talinn Mystborne because I wanted to play something awful -- naturally, he's emo, and NO ONE UNDERSTANDS HIM. My coworker plays a half-elf rogue who's pretty much a kleptomaniac and a fangirl of Talinn. But my favorite is a sylph barbarian named Astral Shriek. Guess who that guy is parodying. :3 We were busting up laughing at Astral's wisdom stat of 5, and his constant desperation to be the party leader. Talinn's going to wind up getting voted in as the party leader, and HE NEVER ASKED FOR THIS GREAT RESPONSIBILITY AAAWWWWUUUUUGGGGHHHHHHH. He...kind of reminds me of Tanis from the Dragonlance novels, come to think of it. :|a Anyway, the characters sound great, not too wacky, not too despicable, and I'm already cooking up some episode-like quests for them. It will be amazing.

Now I need to go launder my uniform before work tomorrow.
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Star Trekkin' Across the Universe [Feb. 17th, 2013|02:33 am]

I dunno how many of you like Star Trek, and/or enjoy RPing over on Dreamwidth, but in case either or both of these things appeal to you:


Cross-canon Star Trek game. Opens March 15th. I'm also trying to gather feedback on what it needs to look more amazing, so feel free to dump it on me. BRING IT.
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School [Jan. 22nd, 2013|10:39 am]
I really disliked my last semester. My three online classes are kind of a blur -- one was 'computers in business' which was a really rudimentary course that taught basic IT and the teacher didn't know how to type words, one was microeconomics where you tried to measure things that cannot be feasibly measured, and one was payroll accounting which was pretty all right. But most of my time was absorbed by a physical-presence class that was supposed to cover basic income tax preparation, and that class sucked ass. The teacher is a nice person and cared for her students, and it was clear she knew a lot about tax preparation. But she didn't know how to teach us that information. The class was so disorganized, with over half of the documents unchanged from when they pertained to 2010 taxes instead of 2011, the syllabus was never correct, the assigned reading could sometimes be over 200 pages for one week, and the tests/assignments rarely covered the basic fundamentals; rather, they focused on trick questions. Now it's good to be prepared for these when taking a formal exam to get your license, but this is BASIC tax prep, and we just weren't learning the basics. It was confusing and frustrating, it was an 8-credit course, and I got a freaking C in it.

This brings me to this semester. This is semester 4 out of 5, and it's the first semester where I get to take 18 credits instead of 19. It doesn't actually make any difference, because five classes is five classes. If anything, this is the most time-consuming semester I've had, because the homework and study for principles of accounting is BRUTAL. I don't mean it's difficult, although it is because you only get two shots at the homework which you can't check for accuracy so it's more like an untimed test, but because there's so much of it. I literally spent one entire day (late morning to near midnight) working through all of the videos and quizzes and interactive learning. Stacked with a part-time job, I've been insanely busy, as you might imagine.

However, I don't feel like any of what I'm learning this time is just busy-work. I'm actually LEARNING. That accounting class is hard, but at least the concepts are being thoroughly drilled into my head, so it's unlikely that I'll forget. Macroeconomics is far better than microeconomics (so far anyway) because it really goes into depth about inflation, recession, unemployment rates and how they're measured, and things I never really understood beyond the fact that we don't want that stuff. Fundamentals of investing is also interesting, and it's also a really good thing to know if you want to retire someday or even just make a little extra money with smart investing.

I didn't think business law would be very fun; in fact, I thought it would be the most dry, painful, and boring class I'd ever take. But it's not. While I don't really enjoy learning about the judicial system much, the class focuses more on just the cut and dry statistics. In the last module, we read a letter written by Martin Luther King Jr. from the Birmingham jail. It was nine pages long, and I was thoroughly absorbed. It was so heart-wrenching and kind and loving. I'd never read anything by King before, and everything I knew about the civil rights was pretty much glossed over and summarized in history classes. We also got to read newspaper articles covering the protests at the time; even then the media was heavily biased, so at least I can take comfort in knowing that today's media manipulations aren't exactly new -- I'm just old enough to recognize it now. The discussion for the week involved remarks on unjust laws of the past, and what we consider an unjust law in effect today. The class is full of very intelligent people who don't flail their arms and scream passionately about their political agenda. Instead, nearly every post I read was eloquent and logically stated, where I could read it and, while not necessarily agreeing, I could at least understand that person's point of view and why they believed as they did. If all politics were handled so calmly and professionally, I wouldn't hate politics and debates as much as I do.

To be honest, I was dreading my writing class. English has always been an extreme subject for me, where I either totally get it and have an amazing and inspiring teacher, or where it's complete garbage and the teacher hates everything I do. It's never in-between. The last writing class I took was really frustrating, and all I can remember was that the teacher hated it whenever I used an ellipsis to emphasize a pause. I guess I was overusing them at the time, but I don't think they were all that abused. This class is unusual -- it focuses on 'fear'. I've never had a general writing class with a more specific topic, but I think it actually helps me narrow my own focus into something that isn't so broad. The teacher provides fantastic feedback. Right off the bat, we have to write an essay about a time in our lives where we felt fear. If you've known me over the past four years or so, you can probably guess what I chose. After finishing the essay, I saw that there was an upcoming part of the essay-refining process with a peer review. I was kind of uneasy about that; what happened to me still makes me a little anxious to talk about with another person. I was even kind of jittery about submitting it to the instructor. What if I got paired up with someone who had one of those goofy little kid fear scenarios?

Today I received the essay of another one of my classmates, and it started off talking about Saturday morning cartoons and washing dishes with her sister. I thought what I feared was true, and that my horror experience would seem too intimate and uncomfortable. But as I read on, I saw that the fear wasn't concentrated on the dark when the two accidentally broke the light. Instead, it was on the father who came home, threatened them, and hit them severely with his belt. It made me want to cry, and just swoop up the writer in a big hug. That must have been so hard for her to write. It also increases my admiration and respect for the teacher to match the two of us up, since it's easier to share a hard moment in your life with someone who's also been through something no one else ever deserves.

I'm getting teary-eyed just thinking about it, really.

Anyway, so that's my schooling experience thus far. It's tough, but it's also challenging and I feel like it's really beneficial instead of just a bunch of hoops to jump through for a degree and a job.
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My Love/Hate Relationship With "The Hobbit" [Dec. 19th, 2012|01:39 am]

There are spoilers, but come on. Everyone already knows the plot, right?

Or maybe not. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN...Collapse )

Also, in regard to the trailer for the Dreamworks Caveman movie thing, I liked the design for the main character. She looks like an actual cavegirl, all frizzy-haired and barrel-bodied instead of being some curvy sexy elven pixy in a skimpy leopard-skin bikini. And they gave her a likeable personality! I might actually go see this crap!
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The Garden of Eden is fullofWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDS [Nov. 6th, 2012|01:52 pm]
If anyone knows anything about gardening, let me know? I'd like to pick your brain. Or is it pique? Either way, I wanna make my yard and side areas into something welcoming and pretty, which means attacking weeds, figuring out how to make a lawn, and understanding what tools and preparations I need at which times.

I am completely clueless, but willing to work, and willing to reward. *_*
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Pyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii............. [Oct. 17th, 2012|12:34 pm]
The (sorta) bad: HOLY FRIJOLES SO SICK! I haven't been this sick in years. I don't feel like death warmed over anymore, and I'm finally on the upward track toward decent health, but wow, yeah. I lost five pounds at least in as many days. Tonight's the first time I'm going to try going to work, but it's an eight-hour shift on my feet, so I don't know if I'll last. I'll be sure to let them know to have a backup on-hand just in case. Because I was so sick, I also fell behind on homework. My teachers have been pretty understanding about it, which I appreciate, which is why all this is only "sorta bad". Also, my uncle passed away last week. I'm not really torn up about it since I hardly knew him, and I'm glad to know he went peacefully in his sleep. But I do feel sorry for my dad, so I'm going to make sure I get Sunday off to go to the funeral with him.

The introspective: Being sick made me think a lot about past things I've done. I am the worst at apologies, making them years later after I finally realize "Wow, I was a selfish douche." Essentially, I realized that I have a strong tendency to be selfish and/or stubborn, and that's something I intend to change. If you see me starting to slide, call me out on it.

The good: Well, it's good if you play at Persona MUSH anyway. I plan to apply for a character there as soon as I'm caught up on my homework and life and all that, possibly in 1-4 weeks. ninjajames gets the credit, since I got a surprise phone call from him last night and wound up gabbing for hours (it was so fun!) about almost everything. I won't give away who I plan to pick up, but I will say this -- None of you will be surprised at my choice.
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And I say HEEEYYYY-YEEYYYYY-YEYYYY-YEAH-YEAH [Oct. 1st, 2012|11:05 am]
I really shouldn't post to this thing only when I'm feeling whiny but TOO BAD. I'll at least open with some positive things.

*Benefits got an extension, so I should be able to make it to June.
*Found Hostess Snoballs last night.
*Put the He-Man version of "What's Going On?" as my ringtone.
*The weather is beautiful.
*My cats are playing with large twist ties and they are hilarious.

Now I shall whine.

My body is NOT ready. I did some weeding yesterday. Some. Enough to fill the giant compost bin, but not enough to get everything in the front of my house. I haven't even touched the back. My fingers and forearms are incredibly sore, and opening bottles and jars is suddenly intensive labor. I've also worked two eight hour shifts in a row at the grocery store, and I'm about to work another one. I wouldn't think that standing and checking groceries would be difficult, but everything hurts. :( I really thought I was improving, too, after I got my Skechers. Sketchers? I don't know how to spell name brands. I also can't tell if I'm coming down with a cold, or if I just have a dehydration headache, or if it's really bad allergies. All I know is that I don't feel well and I really wish I could call in sick since I'm either working 7-8 hours or going to my long class in the evening every day this week. I have no time off, because there is no rest for the wicked. Ho ho ho. I almost wish it were a cold just so I could call in sick, but being sick would be way worse.

I also have to give my roommates the talk, and say they need to either come up with the rest of the month's rent by 10/7 or move out that day, their choice. It's not a matter of economic hardship if the one is frequently going to bars and getting drunk. It feels like she's taking advantage of me and my desire to be nice (I'm not necessarily nice, I just wish I were nicer). So there's that.

My washing machine is also broken, with a sheet lodged into the agitator that can't be pulled out. I would be less upset if I were the one that did the laundry when this happened, but when it's the rent-tardy roommate, I'm just pissed that I have to spend even more money and wear the same uniform several days in a row until someone can come out on Thursday to fix the washer. Please don't let this be too expensive. T_T

In short, there's nothing I'm really looking forward to for a long while, not even free time, and I'm bummed. I might go get a pedicure before work today because boy howdy do my feet need some lovin', especially in a massaaaaaaaaaaaaaage chaaaaaaaaaaaaaair. I must buy one of those once I have discretionary income again.
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Finances [Sep. 10th, 2012|10:25 am]

Boring, but I could use some advice/feedback!Collapse )
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MU* Reunion [Aug. 23rd, 2012|10:29 am]
Out of curiosity, if I *did* decide to host a big MU* meetup sometime next year, after I get my Accounting degree, would anyone be interested in coming? I definitely have a lot of house for it.
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What the Hell I've Been Doing Over the Past Year [Jul. 28th, 2012|12:19 am]

It's weird. I enjoy posting on Livejournal more than Facebook or any other social media site, and yet, it's the place I post the least???? Anyway, here's the short version. More details can be given upon request.

* Last summer, I started house hunting. I found a place I loved around October, but the bank took some other guy's loan over mine. Several weeks later, my real estate agent called and said that since the house was technically a condo, his loan wouldn't cover it, so I swooped in like a bird of prey. Now I own a house. It's about 1800 square feet, has four bedrooms and an office, and two and a half bathrooms. There's a little yard out back. It cost me about $135,000. I moved in at the very end of 2011, with some horrible movers who tried their damndest to rip me off.

* One month later, I was fired for not having the proper skills for a legal receptionist. After buying a house, this was hellascary for me. I thought I'd be fine, since they gave me a month's pay as a severance package, and that seemed like it would be more than enough time to find a new job. It wasn't. As hard as I searched, spamming my resume at job fairs and Craigslist and the unemployment state website and any place else I could find, I wasn't turning up anything that I could actually live on. So, after a month and a half of failed job searching (which was incredibly depressing, because I was trying REALLY hard!), I took a step back and started evaluating my options. I saw one decision I could make, though it was a little risky. However, I had $5000 in savings, and I was receiving unemployment payments that scarcely covered the rent and bills, so I decided to take it.

* I enrolled at a community college to earn an Associates' Degree in Accounting. I thought this was a job I could do well, if I had the proper education. I also saw that there were a ton of jobs in this field, and most wanted at least an Associates' Degree, so I went for it. I applied for a student loan, and got it. I barely made it in time to get enrolled for spring, having taken the admittance tests on the second day of the term (100% on writing, 100% on reading, and 67% on math, so I was kinda smug about that). If I took 19 credits each term, it would take me only five terms (four terms in a year) to graduate with a degree, so I buckled down and tackled my classes. Despite the horror and drama of the political science class I took, I managed to get a 4.0 my first term. I was kinda smug about that too.

* I got a part time job as a grocery checker for the summer, probably after that too if I take as many online classes as I can. This summer term, it's all online, which I appreciate. Fall term, I'll need eight hours a week of class time in order to take the income tax class I want, and that's sadface. Still, I've been working really hard, and my grades are good so far. I like being a grocery checker too, even if it doesn't pay much. I also took on a roommate at the end of April, who seems pretty great so far.

Currently: I'm starting to fall back into a comfortable zone, after loads of stress and depression. I think things are getting better, and I'm feeling optimistic. Sometimes I still feel overwhelmed, and there's been RP-related drama and family situations that made me want to throw up my hands and just hide in a cave playing Pokemon forever. But all in all, things are feeling more balanced and less "AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH WHAT THE HELL AM I GOING TO DO?!"

I think that sums it up.
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I'm a Horrible Pokemon Master [Mar. 13th, 2012|09:21 pm]
Just in case there was any doubt, here's proof, in IM form.

Because I think it's funny to nickname Pokemon horrible diseases and trade them to people.Collapse )

In RP-related news, I'm starting a new game. It opens in two days, on March 15th (because I also think it's funny to open new games on days of ill omen). genessia if you're into that sort of thing. Hint hint.
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Guest Event! [Dec. 5th, 2011|06:26 am]

If you like LJRP or have ever been interested in trying it out but aren't sure if you'd like it, the game I'm in is having a two-week guest character event. And you should toly sign up. C_C_

Here's the info!

No applications are required, unless you want your character to stick around permanently! Right now, these are the fandom characters I've got:

* Orihime Inoue - Bleach
* Raye Hino/Sailor Mars - Sailor Moon (we went with the English dub, but don't feel you have to!)
* Chie Satonaka - Persona 4
* Akane Tendo - Ranma 1/2
* Yuffie Kisaragi - Final Fantasy VII
NPC: The Paperboy
NPC: King Hippo

I also have an OC, BUT WHO CARES ABOUT THAT. I haven't decided yet who to bring in as a guest character. So I'm open to suggestions and easily enabled!
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Dun dun DUN! [Nov. 22nd, 2011|10:11 am]
Who's got a house? I'VE got a house! Move-in date is December 23rd.


I'm pretty much freaking out and shaking with excitement, like a small annoying dog.
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Why am I an adult again? [Nov. 13th, 2011|10:51 pm]
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No, really, no complaints. It's just been a very busy weekend! It's fulfilling at least. I completed a few more cleaning projects (my carpets are all sparkly and amazing), ordered some new home furnishing items (laundry basket, barstools, slipcovers, Robo-Garbage Can), made dinner that turned out to be disgusting (I think it's because I hate nori, and thus will never be a proper weeaboo), and made dessert I didn't exactly have high hopes for which turned out to be incredibly delicious. Warm rice pudding made in a slow cooker with vanilla whipped cream is awesome, guys.

There are six more cleaning projects to go. After that, I think I can feel confident about taking care of a house of my own.

--Scratch that, five projects! I didn't realize I had separated "clean carpet" and "dustbuster corners and sides" into two separate things. Woo! Now I can buy some nice storage boxes. :D I'll probably do that last, once I've organized my closet. That's the one cleaning project I'm dreading. I'm sure it won't be that hard once I get started but uuuuuuuuuuuugh so much accumulated crap. It'll earn me a file cabinet, though, which I need to sort out my drawings and manuals and important papers and such.

Soon, SOON, I will actually use my weekends to relax, eat Taco Bell, and be a lazy slug. SOON.
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