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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 08:52 pm
For anyone who hasn't guessed by now, this is the official announcement: There will not be a Power Rangers Day 2016 fic exchange.

I wish I could, and I will miss it it terribly, but between mandatory overtime at my work and a two month old munchkin in my life, I just don't have the time. -_-

My sincere apologies to anyone who was looking forward to it. With any luck, next year will find me in a better place to start the exchange up again.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 03:30 pm
The Power Rangers Day 2015 fandom friendship exchange is now open! Go forth and read all the AMAZING stories we have this year! ♥
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 09:50 pm
By popular request, PR Day 2015 prompt requests are now available for Treats!

A few things of note:

- You do not have to be signed up to the collection to post a treat! If you do write a treat for someone, please be sure to post it to the Power Rangers Day 2015 Collection (Ranger_Day_2015) so that we can all enjoy it.

- Treats do not have a due date. If you feel inspired by a prompt and find yourself posting before reveals are up, GO FOR IT! If you'd like to take your time to work on your treat, feel free to do so!

- As Treats are not part of the official exchange, there is no minimum or maximum word count.

- All fics will be revealed this Friday.
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 12:09 am
After some consideration, the deadline for PR Day stories has been changed. Stories are now due by midnight MONDAY MORNING. That means please get them in by the end of TODAY, folks!

Let me know if you're having any issues!
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 10:21 am
Friendly Countdown Reminder: Stories are due at midnight TONIGHT!

Please message me if you need any help!
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Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 09:57 pm
Friendly Countdown Reminder: Stories are due at 12:00am CST this Sunday!

Anyone concerned about meeting the deadline for any reason at all, please let me know as soon possible and we'll see what we can do.
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Thursday, August 13th, 2015 08:39 pm

July was hell. I spent the entire month moving into my new(!!!) apartment. (Seriously. >.<) Among other work-related issues. I may rant further on the subject in a future Life Updates post.

More importantly, PR Day assignments are due next week! ohshitohshitohshit While I was gone, a Very Important Question was posed that ... honestly had not occurred to me until asked. So, in all fairness, I decided to offer that question up for debate.

PR Day participation not required. ^_~

PR Day 2015: Reveals
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Saturday, July 11th, 2015 11:41 am
Last call to sign up for PR Day 2015! Signups close at midnight tonight!
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Saturday, July 11th, 2015 11:40 am
Last call to sign up for PR Day 2015! Signups close at midnight tonight!
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Thursday, July 9th, 2015 10:47 pm
Reminding anyone interested in PR Day 2015, signups will be closed at 12:00am CST on Sunday the 12th. Don't forget to sign up!
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Sunday, June 21st, 2015 11:56 pm
It's that time again ... [community profile] powerrangerday 2015!

You can sign up at AO3 here. Signup forms can be edited as many times as you want until signups close on July 11th. Assignments will be due on August 22nd, and reveals shall be August 28th.

Go forth and PROMPT!
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 11:07 pm

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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! )

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Friday, June 20th, 2014 11:43 pm
It's time for [community profile] powerrangerday signups!

You can sign up at AO3 here. Signup forms can be edited as many times as you want until signups close June 25th. Assignments will be due on August 17th, so we can get everything up by August 28th.


(Seriously, I want to write things.)
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Saturday, June 14th, 2014 11:20 pm
Arytra: Where are you in MMPR? What season?
Akume: I finished season two and watched the opening episodes for three before I got distracted by Masked Rider.
Arytra: Because is it just me or was Tommy starts to act like an ass toward Billy and then everyone else starts after Kim left? )
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Friday, May 16th, 2014 01:19 pm
My awesome job as a Secret Agent for The Borg has ended.

I wasn't fired or anything - the assignment as a temp ended. But they didn't hire me. I found out yesterday that the reason was my 'overall metrics', despite the fact that they REPEATEDLY told everyone that they don't hire based on that. And they don't want me back when they need more help later.

I'm bummed, to say the least.

I spent the last week mourning the loss. I LOVED that job. I loved the people, I loved the company, and I loved what I did. I worked my ass off learning their products and trying to understand my customers and up my productivity. Losing out on it hurts, because I really *wanted* to be there.

There were downsides to it though, which I've been reminding myself of. For one, I've written barely a couple hundred words in the past *three months* while I was working there. I haven't been on Yahoo consistently for ages, because I only recently discovered that my computer can handle gaming and chatting at the same time. My temper has been shorter, due to stress from work and lack of outlets as I wasn't writing or chatting as much. I spent most of my days off trying to recoup my energy to deal with another week, and I was cranky and stressed if I didn't get that one full day to myself. I was constantly worn out from the amount of time and energy I was putting into my work and my customers and my co-workers.

I was really happy, though. For the most part. -Sighs-

The good news is that I'm still employed by my temp agency. I talked to my handler yesterday, and apparently I'm high priority to get into a job now, which is good. Turns out they love that I finished my assignment with perfect attendance, didn't do anything specifically 'wrong' there, and I have admin experience. I'm still job hunting on my own, because I'm leery of how long it's going to take them to actually *get* me into a position, but I did get serious cred with them from this, so. That's worth a lot.


So I've been playing lots of Harvest Moon and things and reading fic. Browsing internets. Trying to get ideas for my Power Rangers Universe Building Exchange assignment. I'm finally halfway through re-watching Masked Rider, and have developing headcanon and the beginnings of a fic. Just two more spinoffs and eighteen seasons of PR to go!

It's not the end of the world, and I'm getting over it. I'm just ... not quite there yet.
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 05:03 pm
[community profile] queer_fest prompts posted! ^_^V

I don't know if they'll all be accepted, but they are there!

-Crosses fingers for claiming-
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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 11:38 am
Today is not quite the day I'd hoped it would be so far, but I'm cheerful and happy enough that I mostly don't care.

There has been lots of reading of good fic. Wordsplat, on of my favoritest Tony/Steve authors started another adorably fluffy story with Medieval Tony/Steve. It is very cute and kind of heartbreaking, but in a good way. And then [personal profile] guardian_of_hope posted the story of FEELS AND THINGS AND JUSTIN with The Only Thing That Stays The Same. I may have squealed loud enough that I had to cover my mouth and be very glad that earlier I decided against moving to the living room where Shi-chan is currently sleeping.

I'm hungry now though, which sucks because I don't want to wake her and I wants eggs and veggie bacon ...

I finally have somewhat of fingernails now, for the first time in my life since I was six years old. They're not super-long or anything, but they're long enough that texting and typing has become annoying, and I've accidentally scratched myself a couple of times. Shi-chan bought me some sparkly gold nail polish awhile ago, so today I decided to paint my new nails in celebration. I'm a little sad because it turns out they're actually clear with gold sparkles and not sparkly gold, but it was a fun experiment. Now I'm pondering getting plain gold to paint the sparkles over, and trying to come up with a scenario in which Antonio would have sparkly gold fingernails because I can totally picture this now.

And cheesy eggs with veggie bacon has now been achieved! ^^V

I have plans to play games with Brother today, but I keep staring longingly at Changing Tactics and wondering if it will finally start cooperating so I can finish the chapter of Antonio/Jayden fluff. Also because I was reading [personal profile] thesecondbatgirl's post about Remix, and I was thinking about doing it. Then I realized that Changing Tactics is already sort of a remix of [personal profile] punkpinkpower's lovely Roads Untraveled and was amused. I still like the idea though, if I could think of something to do for it.

I'm also contemplating posting my [community profile] queer_fest prompts, but there's one I'm hesitant about, because as much as I really love the idea (I was thinking of [personal profile] thesecondbatgirl and her love for Adam at the time), I'm not sure if it will be accepted under the rules of the fest. >.O

Mostly I'm kind of being lazy today even though I shouldn't be. But damn, it's nice.

-Trying to find willpower for gaming-
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 06:16 pm
Today in my training class my trainers took a moment to introduce us to the Memorial Guide.

There's several memorials in the game that leave tribute to someone. Former employees, deceased players, even a Make a Wish Foundation-made Quest. They're different things. One's just a jar of ashes with a description when you click on it. One is a large tomb for a deceased player, complete with that player's main character laid out on it, at rest with his sword on his chest. Some are things the company made, and some were requested by a players on behalf of someone else, such as the tomb.

The Memorial Guide itself is an online fan-made thing, but it's through a site that the company endorses and refers people to. There's a map of all known memorials throughout the game, and lists each of them. Each listing has the name, location, object or quest, and a short piece about the person it's for. There's even a request at the bottom asking for people to send in any memorials they've missed. A lot of the stories brought tears to my eyes.

It doesn't entirely make up for yesterday.

But it restored my faith in the company. Maybe they're not *all* assholes.
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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 06:37 pm
Disclaimer: I love Gamers. Hardcore Gamers, Casual Gamers, people who only game once in awhile. I have friends on every end of the spectrum. I consider myself to be a Casual Gamer.

That being said, Gamers are assholes. )