077: Pleasure Is All Mine

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[ AJ’s reaction to meeting Lita when she was a kid. Q__Q ]

★彡 Every time I progress in a game, a new game winds up on my lap. HOW. I’m not complaining. Whether a game is free or 50+% off, it is still a good deal at the end of the day. Right now, this is my current playlist:

  • The Witcher 2 – Almost done
  • Magic: The Gathering – Duel of the Planeswalkers – It’s free with an XBox Gold membership right now, and it is great.
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 – …Was also free, but like two months ago.  Haven’t really touched it since.
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World – My nephew managed to beat it all the way to the final boss…then it froze on him. I felt so bad for him because no child should have to live the agony of a game locking up. Still, he got a lot farther than I ever did. 😛
  • Pokemon Black 2 – I just got past the first gym leader, so there is still a long way to go.

Of course, I have other games to worry about, but they’re not really on my radar right now. I would like to perfect NieR some time this weekend since that’s probably the only game I am capable of perfecting in one weekend. Everything else will take a while.

☆彡 Every person has a different level of comfort with sexuality, and there is nothing wrong with any of those variations. How much or how little a person wears does not have anything to do with their level of self-confidence. Fashion is a personal choice. It is not a president. You don’t get to vote on it. I don’t know why this is so difficult to understand.

★彡 NaNoWriMo is right around the corner. I have been writing like crazy for Mythos, but I still have no intention of submitting that story to anything or anyone. Not even my dA. So, I’ll have to start from scratch. Right now I am playing with the idea of a huntress/detective, and have this fantasy mystery thing. I’ll see how it goes.

☆彡 I wish I had the ability to shut off certain senses. For example, if I don’t want to listen to something I can just turn my ears off, or if I don’t want to smell something I can just shut off my nose. That would be awesome. Let’s get on top of that, science.

★彡 “WWE is not real,” you say after I express the slightest emotion towards it. After smiling smugly, you turn on your favorite fictional TV show and display IRL reactions to it.

(Seriously, people who say things like: “[Obviously fake thing] is not real” make me want to punch them in the throat. First off all, no shit, Sherlock. Secondly, just because something isn’t real doesn’t mean you can’t react to it. If you think everyone should only react to real things then turn off your TV, put down your game controller, close your books, and just stare at people all day.)

☆彡  Speaking of WWE, I miss my past athleticism. I miss climbing, jumping, running, cartwheeling, backflipping, walking on my hands, etc. It kind of sucks now that I get exhausted from the simplest things. I am still fighting hard to get to that point. I don’t sit around keeping count of how many times I slip up. What’s the point? Even the best athletes mention how often they lose compared to how often they win. They end up winning because they never give up. I am the same way. I may not have much to show for it right now, but I am proud of myself for getting up every morning and saying: “Let’s go!” even if the last day sucked immensely. I am never giving up on being strong again. Until I can return to doing 50 push-ups without breaking a sweat, my work is never done. That is my mentality.

★彡 Mark and I got into a show called Whodunnit, and it’s really interesting. The core of it is your run-of-the-mill elimination-based reality show, but it involves solving murder mysteries. Long explanation short, there are 13 guests and one of them is a killer. Every week, the killer murders a guest in the house, and the other guests must gather clues to find out how the murder happened. The two people with the crappiest theories on how the murder occurred end up “scared” rather than “spared”, and one of them ends up being murdered. Sometimes multiple murders happen. Blah blah blah, the guests must solve that murder, etcetera, etcetera. To be honest, the season finale was pretty anticlimactic, but the build up itself was very good. We were hooked. We’re crossing our fingers for a Season 2. The show really reminds me of Dangan Ronpa with adults in a mansion rather than kids in a school, so I am definitely interested in more.

☆彡 I feel like I’m the only person who hates having their hair touched. I don’t even like salons because the thought of someone touching my hair for hours at a time really bothers me. Then again, I don’t like being touched anywhere so…that makes sense.

★彡 My first reaction to Ben Affleck being announced as Batman was “let’s see how this goes”, and I haven’t budged since then. I was not happy with his performance as Daredevil (I LOVE DAREDEVIL AND HIS MOVIE WAS NOT EVEN RIGHT), but that could be blamed on the writer and/or director. So, I repeat, let’s see how this goes. Honestly, the first time I heard that Heath Ledger would play The Joker I got really nervous. I pretty much stayed nervous until I saw The Dark Knight and came to the conclusion that he did the best rendition of The Joker. Yes, I even liked him more than Jack Nicholson. I digress. The same may happen with Ben Affleck. It is not a physical thing at all. Ben Affleck, like Bruce Wayne, is dark-haired and handsome. It really isn’t that hard to find someone who looks like Bruce. What matters is the acting. Ben Affleck is a great actor outside of his one superhero role (that I know of), so…it could have just been bad luck. Time will tell. I’m not losing hope, and I’m definitely not signing any petitions to boot him from the film. Those are just sad.

☆彡 There are some foods that sound delicious in theory but taste horrible in actuality. “Stuffed” foods are a major one for me. Eating stuffed foods comes with a 50% chance of me enjoying it and a 50% chance of me throwing up all over the place. Risky, risky.

★彡 Requiem For a Dream made me go from avoiding drugs to wanting to curl into a ball the moment drugs are mentioned.

☆彡 I found a program for making visual novels, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to use it to make inappropriate dating sims.

★彡 MY LIFE IS COMPLETE. THANK YOU BASED TOEI.

There isn’t much else to add. Currently, all of my free time is spent on a steady Hulu, Netflix, writing, drawing, and video game rotation. So, that’s all I’m really up to. Fun, fun, fun.

That’s about it. >_>

Entries, I Make That.

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I’m back~

And, no, your eyes aren’t foolin’ you. It is still May. I told you I’m a failure. *flips hair sassily*

I have (semi) good reasons though. One, we switched IPs and the internet is 100 times faster. So…I had to try it out. HOW COULD I NOT. Before this challenge, it took me a good 10 minutes to download one song. Yes, it was that terrible. But now it takes less than a minute. That’s just…crazy awesome. Two, I just found out like…yesterday…that we were going to have a three-day weekend. So, it’s better to tackle this TL;DR entry now while I have plenty of time than to wait until the first of the month when I’ve have at least one million errands to run. At least. Also, I have a strong feeling they’re going to make me work that Saturday.

Okay, excuses aside, I’ll provide some quick updates on what I’ve been doing for the last…er, 25 days…I think. Prepare for a fuckload of pictures. If your internet is as sad as mine was…I’m sorry, son.

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Iron Man 3 was great! Outside of my butthurting about the route they took with The Mandarin and lack of Fin Fang Foom, I enjoyed it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Robert Downey Jr. was born to play Tony Stark. Like…if anyone played him I’d probably lose interest in the movies. I can’t wait to see him in the second Avengers movie (He is coming back, right?). I especially loved the end of the credits with Tony and Bruce. Gotta love the science bros!

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It’s always a pleasure to see my bb Benedict Cumberbatch (or Benadryl Cabbagepatch as Mark called him). I still think choosing him as Khan was a poor casting choice, but that is not a comment on his acting skills or general magnificence at all. And that voice. *melts* I’m probably a Cumberbitch as this point but only because he really is a great actor who should definitely consider voice acting too. I’m still thinking about that voice right now. Wow. Back to the movie. I enjoyed it. It was fun…which I guess was the point of it.

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Ignore the obnoxious time stamps for now. I don’t really know how to remove them from Mark’s digital camera and I’m too lazy to research it or crop it out.  Back on point~ made my first Gundam model. I tried some before but Mark helped me with it. So, it didn’t really “count” to me. This model, on the other hand, I did entirely on my own. It. Is. The. Greatest. Shit. Ever. I want to move on to the super huge ones that can actually fit a pilot figure inside AND requires painting. *rolls up sleeve* Aw yes~

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Save for the plushie (I got that for Christmas from my big sis) and the cross-leg posing Sailor Moon (got that like…yeesh…3-4 years ago?), I went a little Sailor Moon crazy when I got my model kit. It was RIGHT there in the same store. I couldn’t say no. I was so close to buying the Sailor Moon tote…but I behaved myself. The first two pictures belongs to the same folder–the first is the front, the second the back. When I’m going to someone’s house or work, I like to slide a few blank papers in there so I have something to draw/write on when I’m bored. As for the keychain, it came with the lanyard, circular keychain thing (what is that shit called?), and an ID badge. I praise that ID badge everyday because I always leave my work badge behind or I rummage through my wallet and purse constantly to find it. Massive pain in the ass, but not anymore of course.

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Speaking of work, I managed to get my hours changed. So, no more 9-5 for me. I now work 11-8…which is awesome because I get an extra hour of work a week that I didn’t get before. Now I can stay up all night and even shop late at Wal-Mart without 90% of Atlanta in my way. Yay!

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Nail polish has always been one of those “pretty to look at but I’ll never wear that shit” type of things until recently when I found some galaxy nail polish. It looks very familiar to the type in this picture. It’s not bad at all. I might actually stop trimming my nails now and let them grow so I can put more starry polish on it. >_>

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I ran across Kelly Osborne’s issue of Self, and she looks amazing! Look at her rocking that purple hair. GURL. Okay, I’m sorry. LOL. Anyway, I’m not writing to state the obvious to anyone. I’m writing because she talked about Hoopnotica in her magazine, I decided to try it out, and I’m hooked. I can’t put into words how much I hate exercising, but any exercise that is fun and takes my mind off of counting time is considered a plus in my book. Try it out if you haven’t already. It’s more fun than running on a trendmill for 45 minutes. I promise! Speaking of exercise:

I dance to this song at least three times a day. It is FUN. I am not kidding when I say I have this entire routine memorized from dancing to it so often. Just Dance, in general, is extremely enjoyable and I can’t wait to get the kinect version. For now, I’m using the Wii version. It is no joke. Wii Mote or Kinect, you can work up a sweat with this game. No complaint there. I got some work to do. *pats gut*

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And since I’m on the topic of weight loss, I discovered A Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss and I’ve been going there religiously. She is amazing! More than amazing, she is sensible, intelligent, and brilliant. The best thing about her site, aside from her insightful view on black culture–something most WL sites never discuss–is the fact that she is completely against fat shaming. While I’m all for a good get-your-shit-together pep talk every now and then, it’s annoying having to hear constantly that I’m supposed to hate myself because I’m fat. How about no. My belief on fitness coordinates with Erika’s: it should be about rewarding yourself with a body that runs efficiently and keeps you strong, not punishing or shaming yourself. I am glad to find someone who motivates everyone to find their own positive motivation rather than excuse the prejudiced actions and words of fat-phobic individuals. It’s rare, unfortunately, but to find such a rare source of assistance is fantastic. So, gotta share that! 😀

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I took up a short assignment with Millstone Coffee to make some extra cash (GETTIN DAT CHEEDUH) and they gave me unlimited coffee to drink while I was helping them and, wow, that shit is amazing. I am hooked on their coffee now. I am never going back to any other brand again…except for those 3-in-1 Vietnamese coffees at H-Mart and Assi. I live for those, son.

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I tried agave nectar once and…yeah…my bag of sugar went in the trash after that. LOL. The next thing for me to try is Stevia. I hear amazing things about it but I haven’t tried it yet. Still killin’ that agave nectar.

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The in-laws gave Mark and me a Ninja blender a while ago, and it’s been in storage the entire time…until this month. I decided to put it together a few weeks ago. Boy, am I putting it to work! I love making smoothies. In the mornings, especially, I am hungry, in the mood for something sweet, and not in the mood for anything hot thanks to this weather. So, I just toss some spinach, apples, strawberries, banana, and whatnot in the Ninja. It keeps me full and energetic until lunch. Speaking of lunch…I have a problem.

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FUCKING FETA CHEESE. I’ll probably eat dirt if you sprinkle some feta cheese with it at this point. LOL. This addiction has actually worked to my advantage. I am more motivated to eat things like spinach and salads with a little bit of feta sprinkled into it. I’ve yet to make sandwiches out of it (I hear it’s amazing), but I’m planning to this weekend. I got my boneless chicken, my wheat bread, my spinach…gonna make me a ghetto panini. Just gonna grill that shit on a frying pan. XD

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I’ve been drawing a lot. Some I scanned, but most are still in my sketchbook. Whatever I scanned is on my deviant art right now…and I’m too lazy to upload them all here. Sorry. I am really getting back into the swing of drawing. It feels natural again. That’s the only way that I can put it. I’ve been putting more emphasis on noses and lips when it comes to my drawings, and I don’t mind that at all. I love anime eyes so I really have no intention of changing that. Nose and mouth, on the other hand, I’d like to be more detailed. I’ll probably upload some drawings over the weekend. I’ll probably also start on an art-only blog at some point too.

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I am so obsessed with my color pens. My goodness.  You can probably see some of that in the above artwork. Luckily, you can’t see it in my diary and doodles. It’s pretty bad. I’ll probably wear them out before long. I should probably stock up on them in bundles!

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I weep for my drawing tablet. Look it. It was broken for so long that we started using it as a coaster. Now it’s working again post-duct taping and the cup stain won’t come off. LMAO. Mark is right. I really need to invest in a new drawing tablet at this point. So, that Note fund has turned into a Wacom fund now. It makes sense. I am an artist before I am a techie, and an artist without decent tools is like a mechanic without decent tools — still skillful but frustrated as hell from doing everything the hard way. Anyway, I’m saving up for that and Paint Tool Sai. My trial ran out so it’s time for the real thing. I don’t mind GIMP but it isn’t PTS. D:

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…Do I really need to say anything? I mean:

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He’s also shy IRL. And he also plays World of Warcraft. *melts* I feel like Mako-chan at this point because every other second I’m ogling at some random celebrity or fictional character and going: “He’s so dreamy~”. Sometimes, I’ll even say: “He kind of looks like Mark~” the way she thinks everyone looks like her ex-boyfriend. LMAO. Yeah…that’s gold.

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I can’t finish DX:HR because I don’t want to hurt Yelena. My mute goddess. *embraces creepily* Also, I’m pathetic when it comes to espionage games so…yeah. My tactic to sneaking in is to go wherever the fuck I have to go and shoot anyone who sees me…which is pretty much Yelena’s tactic too. HIGH FIVE.

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My phone situation was very Cloud Strife before (rarely answer calls or texts, just listen to voicemails/read messages) but now it’s very Vincent Valentine (phone is always missing or broken). So, I’m pretty much done with the phone situation. I gave my phone to Mark to use as mini-tablet thing and my number is gone. So, it’s not even Vincent anymore. It’s very Red XIII, I guess. Or possibly Sephiroth because you have to do some odd summoning ritual to get in contact with me at this point.

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WHO MADE UPDATES WHILE I WAS GONE.

That was my exact reaction to finding updates on this game a few days ago. It’s going to be amazing. Also, yes, I have heard about the whole XBox One fiasco and I’m not amused. I don’t know what the hell Microsoft is thinking but, then again, Windows 8 should be a fine indicator that someone isn’t thinking at all. If you’re in a business and you don’t listen to your consumers then you might as well kiss them goodbye…which seems to be happening. I can’t say anything much about the PS4 or even the Wii U because I have very little hands-on experience with either. The PS4 for obvious reasons, the Wii U because I just haven’t gotten around to it. If I do buy another console within the next year it will more than likely be a PS4 tbh. One, Drakengard 3. Two, The Witcher 3. Three, Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Four, download PSX games. We’ll just have to see how things play out in terms of gaming news but, once more, not amused with the XBox One. Sorry.

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 Finally sat down and watched every single NGE episode and movie in existence. Yeah, it’s awesome. Of all the disturbing scenes, though, I am still creeped out by Shinji masturbating to Asuka while she was in the hospital. Seriously, Shinji, what the fuck?

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After doing some serious cleaning, I found PS1 and PS2 memory cards that are completely empty. So, I’m replaying the fuck out of everything! The gif of Nikki rocking the fuck out is completely relevant because Chrono Cross is on that list of replays. I abandoned a replay I made maybe a year ago, so I’m working on that again. I’m also working on some Gamecube games. I lost the memory card for the GC, but I found that too while doing some said serious cleaning. METROID PRIME ALL FUCKING DAY.

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Literally me (LOL), but buying Wii Fit Plus was a great choice. Of course, it made my original copy of Wii Fit obsolete but no matter. I really enjoy the new activities. Yoga, as always, is super helpful and the strength training routines do exactly what they’re supposed to do. I can feel dem abs beneath my gut. I’m probably going to lose weight and looked ripped as fucked. Wow, that will be awesome. Sorry. Off topic. I love this game. The one feature I’m thankful for is the comparing food to calories burned feature. It’s both sucky and eye-opening to learn that almost 30 minutes of slaving through an obstacle course burned one chocolate bar. ONE. That alone made me toss out like half the shit in my cabinet, so Wii Fit Plus is doing its job. XD

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This movie…wow. That’s a good wow, but also a that’s-pretty-fucked-up wow. The lesson I took from this movie is that you should always be yourself, regardless of the characters who will attack you and everyone around you for your decisions. Some might argue that Mima’s “real self” is who she was during her pop idol days, but I have to disagree there. Our society tends to exalt the “pure” aspects of individuals while simultaneously punishing them for their “dirty” aspects. But humans are both perfect and imperfect in many ways. Mima can play an innocent pop idol, but she can also play sexually-charged roles as an actress. The immoral individuals in this movie, as far as I am concerned, were the ones who focused too much on keeping her “pure” (Rumi, Uchida/Me-Mania) or making her “dirty” (Murano). It’s always empowering to see a character go through half a movie screaming and crying, and then make a complete 180 to become confident in the end. Overall, Satoshi Kon’s genius showed itself in this movie, as it does all of his works. He is still missed immensely.

Man…I don’t know what else. Lately, it’s just been a lot of IRL responsibilities, Gaki no Tsukai marathons, replays, drawing, working on stories, a bunch of health-related progress, movie and dinner nights, anime and dinner nights, book collecting, wishlist making, and stuff. That’s about it. I’ll probably touch on those and whatever else I forgot in my typical shooting star entries.

That’s about it! Now to get back in the swing of things…

‘Til next time.

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★彡 Mark finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution yesterday, and I finished Mass Effect yesterday. So, it’s safe to say that yesterday was a good day for gaming. First, let’s discuss Deus Ex. Spoilers ahead:

  • DXHR: So, of the four endings, Mark went with the one where Jensen destroyed everything in that building, including himself, and allowed mankind to control their own destiny. I agreed with many points of that ending, but I really believed that the mass deserved to know what happened in that building. I think about augmentations the same way I think about cigarettes: if you want to use them, you need to know the pros and the cons, the benefits and the dangers. No one should be forced to be ignorant of their own surroundings because one person thinks they know what is best for billions of people. We are human beings. We are very intelligent beings who are more than capable of making choices that are best for us. The only difference between people who think a lot and people who don’t think at all are priorities. That is it. Anyone who puts priority in logic will be logical. So, in short, I have faith in mankind to make decisions that will protect our race, but first we need to know everything. All the options and information has to be on the table. So, as much as I disagree with whatever his name was for hacking augmented individuals into killing each other to prove the dangers of augmentations, I agree with his point…and I probably would have done something far less evil to drive that point. Maybe I would make everyone with that biochip do the Hokey-Pokey just to prove how easy it is for someone to take complete control of their body, and make them understand that risk. If it scares people into abandoning augments then so be it. Knowing the truth about cigarettes made a lot of people abandon it, but that is not a misfortune to humanity…just the people selling cigarettes. And the safety of the mass is always more important than the wallet of a few individuals. But that’s just me. *shrug* Without a doubt, though, one of the most profound endings I’ve seen in a video game. I love that they used photos and clips from our world to explain how we relate to Jensen’s world. Pretty neat!
  • Mass Effect: In b4 “YOU’RE JUST BEATING MASS EFFECT?”. As I told Tiffa, I am the Slowpoke of gaming. LOL. Anyway, yes. I finally beat it. I didn’t have to do much though. I convinced Saren to commit suicide, so that took care of that…temporarily. He later turned into a geth stalker-type monster which was a pain in the ass to tackle. Nonetheless, it was definitely a powerful ending to a wonderful game. Beautiful! I cannot wait to see how my choices affect me in Mass Effect 2…and then Mass Effect 3…and the DLCs of course. I’m really looking forward to meeting that Prothean party member. I am curious to hear about the horrors he witnessed as someone who was there during the Prothean genocide, and knows first hand how the reapers operate. I am definitely worried about the types of terrible things that will happen once the reapers actually start invading in ME3. I’m really excited! I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow. I want to play games until I pass out again. TT___TT

…Well, the plus side is that this is going to be a short week. So, the weekend will be here in no time. I doubt I can beat Mass Effect 2 in one weekend, but maybe I can wrap up Final Fantasy XIII or even Skyward Sword. I’m very close to the end with those. We’ll see…

★彡 Since I’m on the topic of games…The Witcher is making me feel like a creepy womanizer. I have this thing about collecting everything in an RPG collection, so when The Witcher offered the feature to collect cards of different women in the game, my first reaction was: “Sure. I’ll collect them all.” But I immediately realized that (a)all of the women are nude and typically posing in a sexual manner, and (b)the only way to get these cards is to make Geralt have sex with the women on the cards. So, I often find myself planning methods of getting women to sleep with Geralt just to get cards…thus the feeling of creepy womanizing-ness, but…an incomplete collection…I can’t allow that…*weeps like Professor Farnsworth*

★彡 As of late, I’ve only been in the mood for tea with honey, miso soup, canned salmon, and steamed rice. And tomatoes. Lots of tomatoes. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I guess I could have worst food cravings. So, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Just an unusual thing.

★彡 Link’s favorite past time: finding an inconspicuous corner to hide in and stare at us. When we catch him staring, he will squint his eyes for about ten seconds. From what I’ve been told, this is a cat’s way of saying: “We’re on good terms”. So. I guess he’s telling us that he’s not staring at us because he wants to kill us. I can be grateful for that.

★彡 I had fun playing Pictionary with my sister and her husband-to-be this weekend. I was laughing so much. My favorite part was when Jon (her fiance) drew this pizza guy for the ‘Pizza Delivery’ prompt, and he gave him the most depressing expression. LOL! I was also laughing at Mark for trying to draw ‘mudslide’ by drawing Muk (yes, the Pokemon), and a slide. The thing is that Muk looked like Boo Berry, so I pretty much had a ‘WTF’ expression the entire time he was drawing. He knows that I’m going to rip on him every time we see the Boo Berry cereal in the cereal aisle XD. Either way, Pictionary inspired me to start drawing again–on a daily basis anyway. I probably draw like…7-10 pictures a month now, and most of them end up in the trash. Yeah, it’s pretty sad.

★彡 I’m making a Crystarium-based reward system for my weight loss progress. Basically, I progress one node for each day that I eat healthy. I get another node for every hour of exercise that I do. For each pound I lose, I also get a node. So, plenty of opportunities to progress ^_^! There are 7 levels and 30 nodes on each level. For every level I pass, I get a prize. I haven’t come to a final decision on my prize list, but I have a rough-draft list below:

  1. Book or Manga ($10 value)
  2. Artbook ($25 value)
  3. Drawing and Writing Supplies ($35 value)
  4. Anime Boxset ($50 value)
  5. Video games ($75 value)
  6. Shopping Spree ($150 value)
  7. New console or tablet computer ($300 value)

That’s all I really have for now. I’ll come up with specific items later…if I even do that at all. I have a crystarium drawn, so I just have to scan it and print seven for each level. *crosses fingers* I hope that I do well.

★彡 It looks like the rumors of Valve getting into the video game hardware market is true. I am more than intrigued. I am very excited! There isn’t a Valve game that I’ve played and did not like. They are always breaking barriers with their products. They did say that they were frustrated by the lack of innovation in the market, so I’d like to see what they have in mind. >_>

★彡 I get really annoyed with anyone who wants me to make a decision for them. It’s one thing to ask: “What is your opinion?” but it is another thing to badger me with questions like: “What would you pick?” and “Can you choose one for me?” One of the greatest luxuries you can have in this life is a choice. Even if it is just choosing between ketchup and mustard, it is a choice that some people will never have the opportunity to make. Therefore, you should not jump at every chance to hand it over to someone else as if it is a burden. It is your life, your money, and your freedom. Make the best of it. And if you want to throw a tantrum because you want a complete stranger to spend $300 for you and she doesn’t want to…then you just need to take a nap or something. I don’t know what else to say. You’re useless, and someone needs to stop paying you.

★彡 There are three things I never want to talk about in a conversation (a blog is another thing altogether XD): my love life, my anatomy, and my beliefs–spiritual or otherwise. To me, those topics are fertile ground for troublesome things like argument and gossip. Furthermore, I’m typically untrustworthy of anyone who is nosy about my relationship, what I do with my body, and what I believe in. I just don’t believe it is ever necessary to discuss private things like that over lunch or to pass the time. There are billions of other things to talk about, you know? Furthermore, while I do not believe it is wrong for people to want to reveal those things to others, I’d rather not hear about it. I know from experience that people have a habit of getting offended if I am not as excited and happy about those topics as they are, and will immediately write my indifference off as silent disgust or disapproval. Not even close. I just do not want to talk about those things. I do not want to talk to people who always want to talk about those things. I definitely do not want to talk to people who get upset or jump to assumptions about me because of my right to choose what I am comfortable with. So. Yeah. I don’t know what else to say. If you want to stick your nose in other people’s romantic life, diet habits, and spiritual beliefs then open a sleazy tabloid magazine.

★彡 I hate clutter, and this apartment happens to have A LOT of clutter. The issue is that Mark and I like to collect things. No, not hoarding. Collecting. Big difference. LOL. We only keep things that have a relation to a theme we are obsessed with. Mark is toys, books, and movies. I am books, anime, and mangas. Which is fine. But we made a big mistake by thinking: “We don’t need a big apartment. That’s too excessive. We can live fine in a small one.” Yes, we are just two people and should have no issue with a small space…but we’re two geek people, and every geek will learn at some point in her/his life that their love for their hobbies sometimes transcends their income, space, and many other reality-based limitations. In our case, we understand that our funds are limited, but we don’t understand that space is limited also…until now. And adding a cat to that equation is no help at all. Link has this thing where he claims a section of the house for a few days, and NOTHING is allowed there until he is done claiming it. I’ve watched him try to push the vacuum cleaner out a corner he claimed, and failed miserably. But, damn, did he try. LOL! Without a doubt, we need a storage room ASAP.  October is our deadline. If we don’t have a storage room by October, I am tossing everything outside. For serious. -_-

★彡 The hardest part about learning the piano is putting more faith in my subconscious and less faith in my conscious. It is difficult for me to believe that my hands will figure out the keys before my mind can. Or, better yet, I believe it can. I just don’t want it to. I want to make my mind control everything my hand does but it’s not going to happen. Not when I’m trying to memorize notes and how the melody should sound at the same time. Piano playing…it is much like drawing to me. You cannot afford to think about all the lines and curves when you draw. You just have the image in your head, and you trust your hand to do what your mind is thinking. I just have to trust my hands to follow what my mind is thinking. That’s the best way to handle it. Still, it hard. My goal in life is to play at least one song from Masashi Hamauzu’s “Vielen Dank” album, preferrably “Die Wahrheit” or “Kaki”…but I’m never going to get there if I can’t even master ‘Jingle Bells’. LOL

By the war, I am entirely obsessed with “Die Wahrheit”, so I’ll post it:

Okay. I don’t know what else to add. I guess that’s it. I’m just going to wrap up this mini-vacation with cleaning, hair washing, and tackling more games from my pile of shame. That’s about it. I hope everyone had fun this weekend. Enjoy the short week, and the upcoming weekend! ^_^

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Gettin’ real tired of your bullshit.

☆彡 Shout out to the people I want to punch in the neck today. A weekend isn’t a weekend unless I think about how grateful I am to not have to acknowledge your existences for the next two days.

☆彡 Writing is such a pleasant yet time-consuming hobby. I’ve been half-asleep this entire week because, somehow, writing sessions that start at 9 p.m. always end at 3 a.m. The worst part about that is that it feels like I’ve only been writing for an hour. I think to myself: “Finally got # pages done! I wonder how much I can knock out in one more hour– shit! It’s been six hours? FUCK.” Even then, I don’t know to end a writing session properly. So I write until it “feels right”, and then I go to bed full of regret.

☆彡 I’m so glad that No Doubt is back. I will be getting that new CD first day. First. Day. Best believe. No Doubt haters need to check their privilege, and get in line and settle down.

☆彡 I would love to get into power lifting. It’s something that I love watching, so what’s really stopping me from doing it? …Besides not having a gym membership, of course.

☆彡 I feel like I am the only person on the planet who does not despise Snooki. I don’t adore her or anything like that, but I don’t get why she deserves mistreatment in the eyes of so many.

☆彡 Random pet peeve: celebrity gossip on the news. What the fuck is this? How can you go from talking about thunderstorms, traffic, and deaths, and start talking about Kristen Stewart’s “scandal”. This is exactly why I stopped caring about TV. The media is getting really ridiculous right now. The message I get when I watch TV is: “You’re not good enough and everything is scary, but you what helps? Exploiting the personal lives of famous people. Don’t you feel better about your life now?” Seeing how I’m not a schadenfreude, the answer for me is a definite no. It does not help at all. Oh well. DVDs and Netflix it is.

☆彡 Popular songs I am so fucking tired of hearing: “We Are Young”, “Somebody That I Used To Know”, “Call Me Maybe”, “What Makes You Beautiful”, “Scream”, “Payphone”, “Titanium”, “Glad You Came”, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”, “One Thing”, and “Lights”. I think that’s it.

☆彡 Popular songs that I hear all the time yet I don’t mind at all: “Settle Down”, “Dark Side”, “Wide Awake”, “Where Have You Been”, “Give Your Heart A Break”, “I Won’t Give Up”, “E.T.”, and anything by Lady Gaga–she’s catchy as hell. 😐

☆彡 Things I can’t wait to do this weekend: wash my hair, flea bomb this apartment…again, get a new Triforce song, try out the electric skillet I got for my birthday, and see The Dark Knight Rises on Sunday.

I hope all of those things go well, and will make up for the bullshit day I had today. I’m stressed as fuck. Going to shower and work on my story. Before I go, I’m going to post “The Sound of Winter” lyrics because I really love this song. And it reminds me of Mark…and I miss him. 😦

It’s cheesy. I know. But I need cheesy right now. 😛

Enjoy your weekend, dears.

Bush – The Sound of Winter Lyrics

Mind strong, body strong
Try to find equilibrium
Head straight, screwed on
Been screwed up for too long

I don’t want to lean on the waves
I watch the storm evaporate
I think of you in starry skies
I keep you so alive

Let’s walk through the fire together
Disappear in the golden sands

It’s all in your face
I see you break
It’s like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You’ve got to hang on to yourself
It’s like the sound of winter

Medusa smiles, Judas lips
Open arms and finger tips
Love bites and recompense
I’ll be with you until the end

Let’s walk through the fire together
Disappear in the golden sands

It’s all in your face
I see you break
It’s like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You’ve got to hang on to yourself

It’s all in your face
I see you break
It’s like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You’ve got to hang on to yourself

It’s like the sound of winter

Hang on to yourself
Hang on to yourself

It’s like the sound of winter
It’s all in your face
I see you break
It’s like the sound of winter
The bleeding love, the silent escape
You’ve got to hang on to yourself
It’s like the sound of winter
It’s like the sound of winter

Hang on to yourself
Hang on to yourself

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I have to give a colossal thank you to the fitblr community.

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( NEAT. )

As happy as I am to finally have a full-time job, it is tiring. Or maybe it is tiring because I am taking in so much information and new changes in one week. Either way, I am exhausted! It’s only 10:30 p.m. but I am already ready to sleep. This is good. It’s far better than my usual 2-3 a.m. time.

Well, I’m going to head out. But, before I go, some pictures! This has been a fairly cool week. >_<

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Sorry about the sideways pictures, BUT CHECK THIS SHIT OUT! After months and months and months of searching, I finally find a Barriss Offee action figure. I am not opening this. Fuck that. But I will leave it on my wall so I can admire her forever.

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Creeper Khajit. It tickled me, so I had to take a picture of it.

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My goal is to have enough Buddha-related things to fill many rows of empty shelves. So, if you see anything Buddha- related please let me know. It will bring me a ridiculous amount of happiness.

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Last but not least, my LARP (Live Action Role Playing) Diet center. If it’s LARP Diet related, I tack it on the wall or I put it in the box on the ground below the picture. Didn’t take a picture of that…since it’s just a box full of crap. LOL. In RPG fashion, it does involve a lot of guidelines, and a lot of math, but it is fun. You can probably see Barriss hiding between my board, and the jellyfish poster XD. The board has the “30 Things To Stop Doing” on it since I believe that physical health is damn near impossible without mental and emotional health. I read this aloud every morning and every night. It…”centers” me. I don’t know how to explain it. It’s like the day pushes me over, and this poster turns me back to my proper position. I’m very happy that I did this.

What else…? Oh, there is that chart with my measurements. Luckily, you can’t see my measurements there because the quality is so bad. Fufufufufu~ I’ll end up posting all of that crap at some point anyway. The way I see it, if I am too ashamed to say my measurements out loud then maybe it’s time to change my measurements, you know? -_- Either way, working on that. You may see that my deadline is Halloween, and you may also see the random video game ladies scattered around the board. These are the women I want to dress up as for Halloween. So, that’s my motivation. I also need a picture of Korra at some point, but I’ve yet to print one. I will soon.

Okay. That’s about it. I’ll post more pictures and updates later. Especially E3 updates. I’ve been keeping up, but it’ll take HOURS to sum up how I feel about everything. So…this weekend, I hope.

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☆彡 AMAZING.

☆彡 For some reason, I want that wig. I’ll just wear it while I watch TV or something. It looks warm. XD

☆彡 I must play Metroid Prime today because I miss Samus. Actually, right after dinner is done cooking and I finish the next episode of Battlestar Galactica, I am going to start playing. 🙂

☆彡 No, I am not interested in seeking out new friends. However, if I were to meet someone with a similar mentality who shared similar interests, I’d have no problem building a bond with him/her. I don’t have anything against forming relationships. It just has to be genuine. No complexities. Just mutual connection and loyalty.

☆彡 Wow, 2012. Wow.

☆彡 WHY DID YOU CUT YOUR HAIR RIKU WHY

☆彡 I might turn that journal I have into a stream of consciousness collection. I already have a notebook of some sort for just about everything else but abstract thoughts.

☆彡 There are a few active things that I can do all day: karate (shorin-ryu), bojutsu, walking, and yoga. Everything else is kind of “meh”. Or “bleh”. Or “sfasdkjfdeh”.

☆彡 Speaking of active things, Barre Fitness is no joke. I am still sore. I almost had a Black Swan moment because Mark was like: “Those moves look painful. You shouldn’t do so much,” and I was like: “I just want to be perfect.”

Then we stared at each other and died.

☆彡 Chrono Cross is the most beautiful game ever. It’s so hard to get past the menu screen with ‘Garden of the Gods’ playing and the underwater scene. ;_;

☆彡 I am still shocked that “Ballad of the Goddess” is “Zelda’s Lullaby” in reverse. The “Ballad of the Goddess” composition for Skyward Sword is just…breathtaking, but the actual reversal of “Zelda’s Lullaby” sounds like a dream sequence. I just love to listen to it. ^_^

I was a bit disappointed that Koji Kondo didn’t compose the music for Skyward Sword at first, but Mahito Yokota did a fine job. I am especially obsessed with the different variations of Fi’s Theme, both versions of The Fire Sanctuary, and Zelda’s vocal version of “Ballad of the Goddess”. I swear my heart imploded when she started singing in the game. So perfect! The Ancient Cistern’s theme is pretty peaceful. Not the basement level though. No thanks. D:

You know what I’m kind of noticing now? A LOT of levels in Skyward Sword were based on themes from the Indian culture. The Earth Temple had that vibe. So did the Ancient Cistern, especially with the various statues of the Buddha and lotus flowers. The Fire Sanctuary is a definite. Impa looks like many Indian women I’ve met in my life. Her facial features, her skin, her attire, everything. I really love it! Thank you everyone from the Skyward Sword team! YOU MADE SUCH AN AWESOME GAME. I CANNOT HANDLE IT.

Okay…I’m definitely fangirling now. Sorry. ;_;

☆彡 Link talks A LOT. He used to wake me up by walking all over me, but now he sits by the bedside (or couch side if I fall asleep out here) and he’ll just meow. And meow. And meow. Over and over. If I don’t respond, he’ll meow right in my ear. LOL. I’ve seen him do it to Mark, and it’s so sneaky. He looks around (I was hiding behind a wall when he was doing it), creeps closer to Mark’s face, sniffs his ears, and then meows repeatedly into his ears. He’s a cutie though. It’s kind of funny how much he loves humans, but dislikes other cats. He knows that we’ll give him anything he wants as long as he meows and rubs against us. XD

That’s it for now. Later. ♥

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☆彡 Bucket List: Part One

  • Own a motorcycle (and ride it daily)
  • Watch the entire Sailor Moon series from beginning to end in one sitting
  • Have $5,000 in my savings account
  • Finish a sketchbook
  • Meet the Dalai Lama
  • Meet Nobuo Uematsu
  • Travel to Canada
  • More cats
  • Not live in Georgia anymore (fuck I hate this place)
  • Learn Japanese or Esperanto
  • Attend E3 or Comic-Con at some point in my life
  • Go to bed before midnight every night (yeah right…)
  • Road trip to Seattle
  • Get a black belt in some form of martial arts
  • Buy a house
  • Get paid to draw
  • Finish a Pathfinder or D&D campaign
  • Write a book

☆彡 I promised not to speak lowly of myself or say untrue things to make others feel better. The way I see it, any person that expects me to bash myself so they can feel better is not a good person to be around. A good person to be around would support me. So…no thanks. Exchanging my confidence for a person I don’t really care about is a terrible trade.

☆彡 It is already April, yet Mark and I haven’t started a ‘The Matrix’ or ‘The Lord of the Rings’ marathon yet. I don’t know. I guess I’m more focused on The Legend of Korra, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and a bunch of other shows I am missing because I lack cable. No excuses, right? I just need to lurk moar.

☆彡 Metric. Black Sheep. Help, I’m Alive. That is all.

☆彡 Finished Catching Fire today. I can’t believe the book just ended right there. *falls in a slow circle and dies* Oh well. I’m going to visit the library tomorrow and cross my fingers for a copy of Mockingjay.

☆彡 My sleep schedule is so stupid right now. I’d do just about anything to get to bed and wake up at decent hours. -.-

☆彡 I like speaking to people who succeed at losing a lot of weight (50 pounds or more) because they’re real. They’re not celebrities who secretly hire trainers or hire chefs to cook for them. They’re everyday men and women on limited budgets and time. I’ve picked up a lot of tips over the years, but in the end it really comes down to motivation…or, in my case, finding out why I am so intimidated by weight loss. I guess I already know the answer. I just don’t know how to face it properly. Long story short, I dealt with a lot of stalking, sexual harassment, and unpleasant things like that when I was thin. I didn’t intentionally put on weight to protect myself from that, but I did find that food was comforting and that being fat stopped a lot of harassment I faced. But, as someone told me, food is not my friend. It is not therapy. It is not filling any voids I have. It is just fuel. And she is extremely right. Eating junk is not going to make me happy in the end. I just have to take advantage of the thick skin I obtained over the years, and do what I have to do against people like that. I can keep practicing karate, and not only use that to get fit, but to also protect myself. I am not trying to come out of this as thin as I used to be. Being skinny is not a priority to me. More than anything, I want to be strong. That is why I am so obsessed with weight lifting, I guess. If I can train myself to bench press 150+ lbs. then I can probably grab someone by the neck and toss them aside. That’s more of an inspiration to me than bikinis and skinny jeans. I guess that’s weird, but what else is new, right? ^u^

☆彡 All of the unexpected bills Mark and I have been dealing with lately have been both a blessing and a curse. A curse because having more bills than money is never a good thing. But it’s a blessing because it forces us to lead a more humble life. The truth is that Mark and I do not enjoy indulgence. We’re always talking about moving to an isolated village, growing our own food, and living off our land. That’s the type of thing we consider paradise. But we fall into the same trap that a lot of people fall into. The I-need-it-now-or-never trap. It really makes us spoiled. Sometimes I think back to how we used to be when we were first going out, and what little we had between each other, and it makes me realize how much we’ve changed. I don’t want to become a slave to money, trinkets, and first-world luxuries, you know? Even if I win the lottery, I want to pursue that life we dream about where I work hard for the things I have.

☆彡 Spectrum Nexus had a prank for April Fools’ Day. They released a Berserk manga update, but when you go to read the manga the image won’t load. It’s just blurry and it says: “Loading error. Please try again later.” Of course, my first instinct on April Fools’ Day is to trust no one and nothing. So, I already went into the Berserk manga thinking: “Let’s see how this turns out,” but a lot of people were FURIOUS about it. The site owner even had to apologize for it. This only reaffirms what I already know: Do not fuck with Berserk fans. They are not playing around. If you say you have something Berserk related and you’re lying about it…prepare yourself. LOL. Seriously, I can imagine ‘Sign’ playing in the background the moment someone lies about a Berserk update. Then I can imagine the furious Berserk fan pulling out Guts’ sword out of nowhere and cleaving people in half. Yep. That may actually happen someday. Once more, do not fuck with Berserk fans. XD

☆彡 Going through Dark Souls withdrawal. *weeps phantom tears* Why do I love you, Dark Souls, when you’re such a dick? ;-;

☆彡 For some reason, my eyebrows are growing very thick after I shaped them up last time. I was going to shape them up again, but I realized that I am better off with thick eyebrows. Neat eyebrows are great for people who are very meticulous about how they dress…but I’m fairly tomboyish. I don’t think a tomboy with neat eyebrows is a great combination. At least not for me. LOL. Besides, I’ve been introduced to the whole ‘ulzzang’ culture and most of those girls do nothing to their eyebrows. And they still look incredibly pretty! Here’s an example:

Of course, I’ll have to pluck stray eyebrow hairs that like to grow in random locations. Like, seriously, right above my eyelids? What are you smoking, eyebrows -_-? Otherwise, I’ll leave it as is.

☆彡 Since I’m on the topic of beauty, I would really like to learn makeup one day. No time soon, but in the future. If I am going to attempt makeup then it has to be subtle. No neon green eye shadow with purple lipstick and bright red blush. I…I can’t do things like that. It has to look as natural as possible. The only thing I’ll use generously is maybe mascara and eyeliner. Even then it won’t be like…raccoon generous. Just enough to know it’s there. Once more, in the future. Far future. When I am confident with doing things like that. Right now, though, I have to focus on one thing at a time. Beauty will get my time when I’m ready.

☆彡 I keep thinking about how great it will be to finally attend art school. It’ll be expensive, yes, but leaving art school with the ability to do things like 3D renditions, animation, and character design…it’s really exciting! It’s one of those things that will help me career wise, and hobby wise. I guess the only thing to do now is wait. Have patience. See how things turn out. Then, once it all begins, put my best effort and do not slack off. Not even for a second. I’m sure that if I keep this mentality from start to finish I will graduate with impressive skills. Maybe impressive enough to work for big companies like Blizzard, Bioware, Square-Enix, Nintendo, Gearbox, LucasArts and Bungie. Who knows? I may be able to branch off into movie, cartoon, and comic books. An artist is an artist is an artist. Well, I’m not going to wait around until I graduate to make an impression. I’m going to draw everyday — all day — until my fingers fall off. Then I have to reattach them, of course, because I need them. But in the end I’ll be better! *pose*

Okay. That’s it. I’m going to go to bed. Not even remotely tired but…I’ll attempt to straighten this sleep schedule of mine out the best I can.

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[ Warning: I am very energetic. Work with me here. >_> ]

☆彡 This broken 360 thing really screwed my plans for Mark’s birthday gifts. I was going to buy him Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, a year of XBox Live, and all the ME-related DLCs. Now I can’t. *flips desk* I am still struggling on what to get him, so I’m just going to bring him out and make him pick whatever he wants. For now, though, he wants to nap. So, I’ll let him nap. >_<

☆彡 Guys. Sonic X. Fuck. I am addicted. I swear I get hooked on the most random shows. Oh well. I don’t mind being hooked on Sonic. I was a colossal Sonic stan as a kid, and then I moved on to random anime shows and RPGs as I grew older. So, it’s almost nostalgic to be hooked on something Sonic-related again. Plus Knuckles. Knuckles. He is a bad ass motherfucker.

☆彡 I haven’t met an introvert yet who didn’t remind me of a cat. It’s amazing.

☆彡 I really need a Gokaiger boxset to come out promptly. That show is so amazing. I want to watch it everyday. I also need the movies. All of them. Every day. All. Of. Them. At the same time. Every. Single. Day.

☆彡 Well, I found out why I have been going through chronic stomach aches, fatigue, and other generally unpleasant biological shit. Parasites. Yep. A friend of mine actually posted an article about parasites online, but my first reaction was: “No, I don’t have parasites. No way.” But now it’s confirmed. Doctor said it. I even saw it. Not cool at all, by the way. So, yeah. I’m officially the unluckiest person this side of the hemisphere. LOL!

☆彡 The moment someone tells me to swear to do something, I want to yell: “SWEAR TO ME!” Batman has ruined my life. I’m still going to see The Dark Knight Rises though. And The Avengers. And Skyfall. And Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. And Snow White and the Huntsman. And the GI Joe sequel. And Prometheus. And…you know what? There are A LOT of movies I want to see this year. 2012 may not suck so much after all. Hmmmmmmm~ *rubs chin*

☆彡 Jump roping is extremely fun as long as you have a really tight bra on. Breasts were not made to bounce around for long periods of time. ;___;

☆彡 I love, love, love, love, love watching the parade from Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. I swear my heart races like crazy when I watch it. The chanting, the imagery, the colors. So beautiful o.o. You know, I used to work at the lawn and garden department of Sears and right across from that department is the electronics department. Well, they would randomly show these previews of different movies to demonstrate how powerful the TVs were, and I kept seeing the GITS2 parade but I didn’t know it was from GITS2. I just knew it was enthralling and I could not function when it was on. I remember a customer asking me a bunch of questions and then I heard the chanting and I said: “Hold on one second, sir. Let me check on that for you.” I ran all the way to the electronics department, hid behind the counter, and watched the TV. Then I ran back and was like: “Okay. Here is the information you need.” Cannot be tamed.

☆彡 I have a serious book problem. You guys don’t understand. I have a pile of 20-something books waiting to be read, and I have 20-something more on my Amazon wishlist. Mark and I were discussing things to donate and he said: “How about we donate some books.”

How about we donate some books.

How about we donate some books.

How about we donate some books.

…During times like these I have to sing “Reasons” by Earth, Wind, and Fire to remind myself why we’re married. Because he almost died. To this day he can’t understand why I’ll randomly sing: “REASOOOOOONS” when he says certain things. He’ll appreciate it someday. 🙂

☆彡 My plans for the rest of the weekend: Start on that art challenge, finish up some FSU documents, finish ‘Catching Fire’, watch more Korean dramas and Sonic X, organize dishes, organize living room, start on this Barre fitness thing I was introduced to, and start grocery shopping for the things I can actually eat. Yep. Productive weekend. By the way, I’m not going to believe anything anyone tells me tomorrow, so I’m sorry if you try to tell me real things tomorrow and I laugh at you. We’ll try to have that conversation again on Monday when it’s not April Fools’ Day. 😐

That’s it! Later! ♥

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☆彡 I finally started on Turn A Gundam. So far, it’s very good. I can’t stop laughing at the Turn A Gundam though. A Gundam with a mustache? Yeah, that’s going to take time to get used to.

☆彡 I am taking a break from drawing people. I want to focus on things like landscapes, inanimate objects, coloring techniques, buildings, weapons, armor, mechs, vehicles, and whatever else comes to mind. I’ve been trying so hard to separate from this anime style that I have, but my hand instantly does what my mind is used to. So, I’m going to draw things that my mind is not used to. Easy enough, eh?

☆彡 I have an everlasting pile of books I need to finish reading…and three more on the way from Amazon. They were great deals! $0.02 each! But…yeah…it is probably safe to say that I have a book problem.

☆彡 Lately I’ve been thinking about returning to college for art-related reasons. I’d like to take up a course that will get me up to date with the most trusted graphic design softwares, and also teach me other useful skills. Mark told me that most web design courses will teach me how to use art softwares for website graphics, so I might just get into that. It’ll also help me with designing my online portfolio, you know? I’ll see. I’m checking out several places right now, but I’m really liking Full Sail University.

☆彡 Three people I’ve known for a long time (two my entire life) are getting married. I’m so happy! Everyone is growing up so fast ;___;! But this means that I really have to get in shape, and do something about my terrible…everything. I don’t want any of the brides to get asked: “Who is that creature in row five?” LOL. So, as of now, I plan to do four things religiously: drink water, lift weights, wear masques, and take vitamins. Mostly weightlifting. It’s good to know that I won’t bulk up unless I take hormone-manipulating drugs, so I am lifting weights and strength training like a motherfucker. It’s one of my favorite things to do.

☆彡 I’ve decided to become a monk in Pathfinder. It took me centuries to decide…but I’ll be a monk. Now, on to the stat sheets and I’ll be set.

☆彡 Japanese is going along well, but I really don’t like kanji. SERIOUSLY WHY ARE THERE SO MANY OF THEM. I read somewhere that it is also difficult for Japan natives to learn kanji too, so I guess I shouldn’t beat myself up too much about not catching on quickly. It’s funny. Every time Mark and I come across a manga or anime that isn’t translated, he turns to me and shouts: “WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?” Keep in mind that I’ve only been studying for a month, and I just barely understand spoken Japanese, hiragana, and katakana. LOL. Glad to know I’ll be of use to someone once I am fluent in Japanese though. Actually, I’d like to translate animes and mangas when I learn everything, so maybe I’ll help others too. 🙂

Later. ♥

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