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Thursday, June 4th, 2015 11:17 pm

Happy Birthday [personal profile] starandrea!



I hope it was fantastical and magical and full of wonderful things! May your next year be full of all that and more! ♥




* Fun Fact: LiveJournal claimed your birthday was June 2nd, and Dreamwidth tried to send me an e-mail that it was June 3rd while simultaneously telling me on your profile it's June 4th. Had I not seen your official 'Can I tell people that Thursday's your birthday?' post, I may have wished you a happy past, present, and future birthday just to make sure all bases were covered. ^_~
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Sunday, May 17th, 2015 01:31 pm

Happy Birthday, [personal profile] punkpinkpower!


May your next year be filled with serenity, happiness, and love. ♥
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Thursday, May 14th, 2015 10:39 pm

Happy Birthday, [personal profile] rivulet027!


Hope it was sparkly and delightful, just like you! ♥
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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 06:40 pm
A slightly belated

Happy Birthday [personal profile] m14mouse!


I hope it was fantastical and full of magic! ♥
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Saturday, April 25th, 2015 01:19 pm

Happy Birthday, [personal profile] guardian_of_hope!


May your next year be full of magic, fantasy, Mini Coopers, and rainbows! ♥
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 07:26 pm

Happy Birthday [personal profile] thesecondbatgirl!


May it be filled with awesomeness, geeky fun things, and most of all, love! ♥
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Monday, April 13th, 2015 07:50 pm

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:


If you use AO3 to post fic, a site called Ebooks Tree had installed a bot to download fanfic and post it on their own site - a download site with paid advertising.

More information about Ebooks Tree, just what it is that they're doing, and why this is NOT OKAY can be found through links here.

AO3 has been made aware and updates can be found here. There are templates for demanding they take down your works here and here. Be sure and screenshot your message when you send it, just in case you need proof later.

So far we've found stories for myself, Arytra, PunkPinkPower, Starandrea, TheSecondBatGirl, tptigger, EstiRose, PockySquirrel, Rivulet027, Dahlia_Moon, gingayellow, Griddlebone, Lilyleia78, IndigoMay, Guardian of Hope, Sailorsol, Terrierlee, werepuppyblack, wildforce71, Angel-negra. I'm pretty sure the bots were going through bookmark lists. PLEASE go search your name, and anyone else you can think of! And spread the word: no one deserves to have their hard work used without their permission.


* Posting this on tumblr, too. If there's anyone else you find that you're not sure how to contact, please reply or add them to the list so we can make sure someone who does know their e-mail can tell them.
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 11:05 pm

Happy Birthday [identity profile] dj-rocca.livejournal.com!



I hope it's been as fabulous as you are! ♥!
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Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 11:38 pm
So I survived the Yearly Holiday Rant, much to my relief now that it's over.

I did end up participating in the gift exchange in the end. )

I ended up with a five day weekend due to the holidays. I spent most of it leveling characters on World of Warcraft to de-stress a bit after the two weeks of hell.* It's a lot easier to play now, which is nice.

On the Friday after Christmas, Shi-chan and I went car shopping )

My other current distraction keeping me from the internets is an adorable anime Shi-chan discovered called Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi. )

But for now, I'm just trying to make it through the week at work, reading gay porn on my phone when it's slow.

As it should be.


* Video Games: Technology's way of making mass homicide legal.
** Yes, I am constantly forgetting the name. It stands for World's Greatest First Love.
*** I realized today that the plot would make a great post-letter Tommy/Kimberly story ... and sort of already is, except with two guys. I've been trying to unsee it ever since. x.x
**** Surprisingly not kidding about the reading gay porn at work, at least today.
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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 11:59 pm
-Yawns- Finally getting around to posting this. It's been a busy week.

My Wishlist )
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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 10:46 pm
Today on the Yearly Holiday Rant: Updates )

In summary, I'm still stressed and frustrated, but trying to stay out of it. I've got two more days until the contest is over, and then just two days before Christmas. A week after that, and December is over at last. I am counting the days.

I've never been big about holidays, but I didn't mind them. This year? I'm bitter, irritated, grumpy, stressed out, and gods damn it is it January yet? >.<



On a cheerier note, so much love and appreciation for everyone who has stopped to check on me, show their support, and shared their own stories of holiday bullying. It helps. It helps A LOT. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥



* Okay, I like this person, because she's always been nice to me and helped me out, but SCREW YOU. This is the first, and *only* thing I have ever not wished or attempted to participate in. And if anyone tries to argue about me not participating? THERE WILL BE WORDS. -Fumes-
** Both Grinches came out great, and people have complemented me on both of them. No questions about why drawing them a Grinch was okay when decorating wasn't. It's also the first thing that has made people acknowledge me again after the past few days of mutual silence.
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 09:53 pm
Time for the Yearly Holiday Rant!

....

Okay, so there normally isn't a Yearly Holiday Rant. Normally I'm pretty apathetic around the end of the year holidays: partly because I'm Pagan, partly because I haven't been a fan of Christmas since I was twelve. I might get mildly annoyed when someone wishes me a Merry Christmas or otherwise assumes I'm celebrating with them, but I let it go.

This year is different.

This year, I have a job. And the Yearly Holiday Rant is a Thing. Or more precisely, A THING.

The Situation: )

I could, and probably should, make a bigger issue about this. I should bring it up with my supervisor, possibly even HR. But I also don't want to get the contest banned or 'regulated' either, because that's not what I'm asking for.

All I'm asking for is someone to say 'Oh, hey, maybe not everyone celebrates the same way, and we should have been proactively respectful of that. I'm sorry.'

And I'm never going to get it, because no one *else* gets it.
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 11:07 pm
LOOK AT MY AWESOME SHIRT [personal profile] starlit_purple GOT ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY. BECAUSE SHE IS AWESOME. ♥



IS IT NOT FANTABULOUS?
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Friday, November 21st, 2014 09:59 pm
-Flops- It's been a busy week.

Birthday 2014 )

The optometrist! )

On the subject of Birthday Presents, I give you Beautiful Fantasy Dream Horse, given to me by my lovely girlfriend [personal profile] arytra. ♥

Amusing Yet True Facts:
1) I did not tell her beforehand that I used to collect Breyer horses as a kid.
2) After [personal profile] rosabelle asked me what 'her' name was, I decided on Rainbow before remembering that most Breyer horses are anatomically correct and come with a name. Further inspection determined that his name actually *is* Rainbow, as determined by Breyer.

Second Birthday/Free Food Friday! )

Second Birthday Spoils! (The pie is between the plates. The cupcake and ice cream were long gone by then.)

In other news, my Nano finally broke 6000 words last night! \0/ (No, seriously.) I'm not giving up on it, but I'm doubtful I'll win. But I'm still writing as much as I can, even though it's only been a couple hundred words a day. I'm hoping to put a bigger dent into it over the remaining weekends.

I won't get too much done tomorrow though, because I have a Team Bonding thing for work. We're going to a driving range to play golf and get drunk. The other option was sitting at a bar with games. As I pointed out to my supervisor, it's better that we try and bond over an activity before we deal with the long awkward conversations. And hey, we're competitive.

Not so much me. But I am notoriously lethal with a golf club in all the worst ways, so it should be an entertainingly violent amount of Fail.
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Saturday, November 15th, 2014 10:56 am
[personal profile] rivulet027 is amazing and wonderful. Which we knew, but it always bears repeating. ♥

And so, in the style of Twitter, I give you ... )

Bonus: Surprise Picture! )


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU RIV YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Saturday, October 25th, 2014 11:19 pm
I just realized that I promised [personal profile] starlit_purple that there would be pictures of these when I made them weeks ago, and there is, but I totally forgot to post them for her.

Behold, as promised: Color-Coded Ninja Sugar Cookies! )
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Saturday, October 25th, 2014 04:15 pm
Also just realized I haven't posted since the end of August. Whoops. x.x I keep intending to, but I'm usually too damn tired to think clearly enough to say anything.

I'm still working at Prison. I really need a better name for it. It still sucks, and people suck, and it's exhausting, but I'm getting better at it. )

On the downside, there has been life drama, and between that and training I've been too exhausted when I finally get home at night to do much but make dinner, check updates, read or play video games for an hour or two, and go to bed. Still haven't managed the bedtime thing yet, either.

Life drama centers around the car this month, which has apparently decided it hates October. )

So for today, there is food, and relaxing. Possibly Sherman and Mr. Peabody, because I wanna see it.

After that, who knows.


* When my supervisor asked me if I would cross-train, he assured me that this line is a lot of black-and-white issues. HAH.
** Someone made a crack at me the other day: "It's something you wouldn't understand: it's called a social gathering." I still can't wrap my mind around why she said it. It felt very high school, and I suddenly felt very old.)
*** Fucker started following me right after I'd slowed down because I realized I'd accidentally been speeding before I noticed him, caught up with me almost half a mile later and paced me to check my inspection sticker in the window, then pulled me over to give me a ticket for the sticker. When I showed him the paperwork for the fail the day before, he took my license and insisted he *had* to write me up for it. Even though I told him I work while the DMV is open, and I specifically took next Friday off to go deal with it. (Which is not why, but I will be.) -Still so pissed-
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Sunday, September 21st, 2014 11:41 am

Happy Birthday, [identity profile] cmar-wingnut.livejournal.com!


May it be as fabulous and classy as you! ♥
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Thursday, September 11th, 2014 02:20 pm

Happy Birthday [personal profile] tptigger and [identity profile] hews89.livejournal.com!



Wishing you each all the things that make you happy: for today, your new year, and always. ♥
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Sunday, August 31st, 2014 11:35 am
Two weeks ago, I received an e-mail from my last temp agency. I wasn't sure what to make of it. )

I finally made a decision. And I decided I wanted to be happy.

I called them at the end of my lunch hour Friday. It took fifteen minutes: she pretty much confirmed that all my information on file was still valid, I had worked there before but there was nothing preventing me from returning, and the only thing they needed from me was a copy of my IDs. I was technically being hired as a backup for second shift in case someone didn't show up for orientation, but it was a good chance I'd be in. It turned out the reason I had trouble recognizing/finding their phone number was because it was actually from the agency's regional office, which happens to be in Arizona. I just needed to e-mail my IDs and confirm I'd be at the next morning's orientation. I called my work to tell them I was having car trouble and wouldn't be returning from lunch, because I needed to get these things taken care of today. (Ironically, the car did start smoking. She hates stoplights in summer.)

It felt like a great weight had been lifted from my shoulders at that point. Because it was done. I decided that my happiness was more important to me than my paycheck, and it was the right decision. I could feel it.

And then the Saturday Orientation happened. )

I'm ...

Well, there are a lot of emotions for me right now.

I'm pissed. I'm I-want-someone-fucking-fired-for-this-bullshit pissed. I confirmed over the phone that I was previously employed; I confirmed twice in the orientation that I was previously employed. People are being fired for shit like pulling up personal information on company computers, and you're telling me that the only reason I can't come back is because I didn't rank high enough? That you shouldn't have wasted my time, gotten my hopes up, and made me lose out on four hours of pay because oops you shouldn't have fucking contacted me in the first place? FUCK YOU.

I'm hurt. Heartbroken, really. Because I got my hopes up that I could go back to the company I adored, and the job I enjoyed, and all the friends there that I miss. I decided that being there was more important to me than making more money, only to be told I can't because I'm not good enough to work there. I was excited about work again. I was planning to work on my game this weekend, and figuring out all the things I'd need to do and be ready for on my first day of training. And now I'm not. Because I'm just not good enough.

I've been trying to fight off depression by being logical. I still have a job. I can keep looking for another position within the company, and hope that something comes up. I can keep looking for work elsewhere. I'm not out on my ass again, like I was before. It just means that everything is the same as it was last week.

But logic isn't as helpful as we'd like it to be when all you want to do is scream and rage and cry because everything is wrong and isn't getting better after all.


P.S. To everyone who posted for PR Day, THANK YOU! So many lovely stories! ♥ I will get to reading and commenting soon. I just ... need some time first.