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Saturday, January 16th, 2016 01:27 am
I keep telling myself to make a Life Updates post one of these days, since I'm 99% sure I haven't posted since like, November. HAH NOT EVEN CLOSE - October 18th. But 'Drowning in Life' is still very appropriate. And Life and Work and Things are happening all over the place and I'm too busy to even write, and if that doesn't tell me that my life is out of order, I don't know what does.

So, let's start with a journal post.

Work is craziness and awful and awesome and exhausting and challenging and craptastic and so many things all at once. )

In other news, I have a new Health Issue: )

As for bigger news, my roommate/best friend/Heart-Sister Shi-chan is pregnant. )

-Yawns- I think my thoughts are finally winding down again ...

Shi-chan's birthday was today, and some friends took us out to dinner. They are FABULOUS people, and we all had a great time. These friends are an amazing couple that blow me away every time I see them. Like I'm being reminded once again just how much I genuinely like them both. They're the kind of couple that balance each other out: she ranted to us about her awful day, while he listened patiently and nodded along with occasional annoyed commentary on her behalf, and later she listened patently while he gushed at me me in great detail about a movie that I'd reminded him off and how much he loved the beer he'd ordered and half a dozen other things. They also share this fantastic ability to somehow energize the people around them. I'd been fighting a nap all afternoon, and after two and a half hours with them, I'm just now getting sleepy again, four hours later.

And he wore a kilt to dinner. With a T-shirt with a lionhead symbol on it. He's good people. ^_^

Watching them also made me think about my own romantic relationship, and just how happy I am in it. It was a lovely feeling. ♥

It still feels like there's so many fun and crazy stories I should be telling. Laughing hysterically at the carwash this morning because Shi-chan's car had been horribly bird-bombed the night before, and it was so bad the guys working there were laughing too and offered to run us through the automated system again. My new New Nintendo 3DS, in pretty sparkly deep red. My newest game, Story of Seasons, which is both beautiful and adorable and I have no idea WTF I'm doing. Seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a co-worker and her husband and having an amazing time. (Finn is THE BESTEST and POE OMG POE and oh yes #ishipit.) My lovely and amazing girlfriend and her adorable kids that alternatively completely accept me in their lives despite having never met me and have no idea why I'm interested in their lives at all. Being SURROUNDED by pregnant women, like it's in season or something. (I'm at three, waiting for confirmation on a fourth.) Hunting down dragons for Shi-chan's baby theme because It's All Target's Fault. Discovering the wonderful show The Librarians and finding an interpretation of Santa Claus I have actually been able to not only accept and enjoy, but nearly been brought to tears by. Various Crazy Cat Antics because Things Are Changing and This Is Not Acceptable. Making DC Comic jokes at work and discovering people who actually get them. Being torn between wanting to write Charlie's Drama Story and wanting Antonio/Jayden cuteness and fluff. My intense hatred of Windows 10 and my fierce desire to see it burn in hellfire.

I suppose it's still life. And I'm still living it. Which leaves me feeling much better about things than I did when I started this post. ^.^
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Friday, June 13th, 2014 08:43 pm
Today I have been reminded of the value of two things:

First, 'Fake it 'til you make it'.

Explaination: )

And second, Friday the 13th is, and has always been, my lucky day. ♥
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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 12:57 am

Today is sick day.

Shi-chan has sick for the past few days. As always, we have valiantly tried to avoid sharing. As always, my lazy pathetic excuse for an immune system laughed in my face.*

Unfortunately after hours of reading Teen Wolf and Pacific Rim and Avengers fic - the reasons for these transitions now eluded me - I have come to the conclusion that I really, really, really want an Alpha/Beta/Omega 'verse Samurai story. The plot is even halfway written in my head.

For the curious and/or horrified: )

Unfortunately everything I know about Alpha/Beta/Omega dynamics comes from reading Avengers and like, one Teen Wolf fic. And the idea trying to research it enough to write this kind of scares me almost as much as the idea of actually going ahead and writing it.


I should really stop plotting fic when I'm sick ...

* I have a slight fever, a headache, and a sore throat that feels like I swallowed broken glass. Mostly I'm just tired and cranky and whiny.
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Sunday, July 21st, 2013 06:49 pm
I may have a new candidate for The Trip From Hell.

I was set to fly back to Idaho from Texas on Friday. I had my itinerary number, I knew all my flight info, stuff was packed, I was all set. Shi-chan took the day off from her second job and got a half-day for her first, so she and Awesome Co-worker were able to take me to the airport, as her car is still in the shop. No worries.

No worries until I landed in Phoenix. )

So the latest Trip From Hell is over. I feel like absolute crap and just walking up and down stairs leaves me needing to stop and sit down for a minute. My arms are still sore, I've had a headache since yesterday, I may have to toss a pair of blood-stained jeans, and my headphones had to be replaced. But damn it, I am FINALLY in Idaho again.
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Saturday, July 13th, 2013 09:47 pm
Things have been fairly dramatic this past week or so. I'm full of all sorts of FEELINGS and DRAMA at the moment, and I need to vent them somewhere before I explode.

Lots of ranting/rambling/drama. Feel free to skip. )
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Sunday, May 5th, 2013 12:42 am
Today I spent about two hours working on my first [community profile] queer_fest story, two more trying to get ideas to continue it, four hours eating pizza* and watching The Sound of Music** with Brother's mom, and then a half hour of furious writing before managing to post on AO3 and link to it from the community two minutes before midnight.

-Pauses to mop brow-

Title: Behind Closed Doors
Author: Tsukino Akume
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/characters: Draco/Harry, Pansy/Hannah
Rating: G
Prompt: any Slytherin, A House that is so devoted to keeping up appearances is... not the most welcoming place to be anything but straight and your assigned gender. On the surface, anyway.
Summary: The fifth year Slytherins return for another year of school and another round of plotting to get Draco and Pansy laid.
There were two welcome speeches one heard upon being sorted into Slytherin House.

Now I have today to finish the next prompt, tomorrow to post it, and then rinse and repeat! Here's hoping the next stories come out better than this one did. >.<

* For some reason I haven't been able to eat pizza lately without getting sick, no matter the toppings, sauce, or brand. But since she was kind enough to order me one, I tried eating *very* small slices of cheese pizza one at a time, and very slowly. We'll see in a few hours if it made a difference.
** I kind of giggled when I first saw what she had on because of the second chapter of Bright Skies (where Wes mentions that Katie kept listening to the soundtrack over and over), but I sat down to watch with her 'cause I haven't seen it in years. I liked it more than I remembered. I'm not usually big on musicals or classics, so it was a bit of a surprise. Behold the manipulative powers of Julie Andrews!
♥♥♥ ETA: [personal profile] rivulet027 TOLD ME ABOUT THIS TODAY!!!! -Flails forever-
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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 01:40 pm
Just a note to say that I'm still breathing. Haven't been feeling very social lately. Also spending almost two weeks now fighting with my body, which has staged some sort of rebellion. (Lots of weird symptoms, my arthritis starting to act up again, and the past couple days I've had dizziness and nausea to the point that I've had to sit or lay down before I pass out.)

So ... I'm around, checking updates and whatnot. My CampNano and queer_fest projects have been silently glaring at me and my lack of energy and inspiration, but I haven't forgotten them. Mostly I've spent a lot of time curled up in bed, sleeping or playing Final Fantasy VII on the PSP.

On the upside, I've never gotten this far in the game before.

Much love and sympathies to everyone who has been going through Issues recently. It seems like April's been a rough month for all of us.

♥ ♥ ♥
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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 11:09 am
It's taken five days, but I think I can finally talk about what happened at the my followup appointment with my specialist on Friday. )

Right now I'm just ... trying to keep my head together. Violently killing things in FFVII so stay calm and keep from thinking about it. I'm not expecting an answer to fall into my lap, but right now I don't even know where to begin.

* I called my physical therapist yesterday to let her know how the appointment went, because she'd been concerned about it. She was upset on my behalf because she knows I'm still in pain. Then she wished me good luck, and I thanked her for for everything. I'm going to miss her.
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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 07:31 pm
Feeling fairly miserable at the moment, due to post-physical therapy and some kind of random stomach bug I've been spontaneously struck with. It is NOT fun. >.< I'm medicating myself with Samurai fluff and BatFamily Fluff, because it cheers me up when I feel crappy.

On another note, I've been feeling kind of introspective since yesterday. Not depressed or anything; just ... thinking about roads not taken, I suppose.

Today I was asked a question that kind of touched on a similar topic, and I decided I wanted to keep what I'd ended up saying. Maybe it's because I'm still feeling introspective, but it feels like something I should keep in mind.

But, on a more philosophical note, I've become who I am now because I made that decision. A lot of bad things have happened because of it, but so did a lot of good things. And I'm stronger than I was before, in a lot of ways.

For me, it was the right choice in the end, I think. Because I've learned and experienced a lot. I can't say I would go back and do it again, but at the same time, I don't completely regret it.

I guess it boils down to deciding if you're willing to take a chance on something else. It won't necessarily be better, but you never know what you can miss out on if you don't take that risk.
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Friday, February 22nd, 2013 01:23 pm
Urgh. My neck is *so* stiff from physical therapy. >.< Not as bad as it got yesterday, but I still can't really move it to the left. I've been stretching it very carefully as much as I can, but OW.

But I finally have energy again! I don't know what was wrong with me over the weekend - and then some - but I seem to be over it now. And energy leads to writing!

Promises (Power Rangers Samurai, Chapter 9: A Promise for Forever)
Author/: Tsukino Akume
Fandom/: Power Rangers Samurai
Characters/: Jayden Shiba, Antonio Garcia
Pairings/: pre-Antonio/Jayden
Rating/: K
Disclaimer/: If I owned them, it would not be subtext.
Summary/: Antonio made many promises to Jayden over the years. He never broken any of them. Bright Skies 'verse.
He stared at the training dummy in front of him, chest heaving.

This *almost* ended up being the last chapter, because it kind of feels like it should be, but I'm hesitating because there were more things I planned to do with this story before I start the sequel. So ... it may be the end, and it may not? We'll see what ShinyAntonioMuse decides.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 01:12 pm
It's been a long weekend.

On Saturday Brother, his parents, and I finally got to see Les Miserables. )

Unfortunately the movie was the highlight of my weekend.

More Random Health Issues Ahoy. )

As for yesterday's physical therapy ... )

... And now that I've depressed myself, time for Megaforce Torture!
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Friday, February 8th, 2013 04:39 am
Apparently catching up on Samurai leads me to two things:

1) A need for infinitely more Antonio/Jayden fluff.

2) A need to write in-between scenes to explain things that annoy me.

The end result is three new chapters for Promises. (It also means that now that I'm back-watching, the other chapters are horribly out of order. x.x)

Chapter 2: A Promise for Family
Chapter 3: A Promise for Loyalty
Chapter 5: A Promise for Another Year

My other thoughts for Samurai. )

I have one last episode to see - Runaway Spike - and then I'm all caught up and just rewatching to plot out how I'm changing the end. I'm still not really decided on how I'm rewriting it. But I now have All The Headcanon for Mia and Terry, and a new Random Pairing That Totally Works In My Head, and plans for two to four more chapters of Promises before it moves on to the end of Samurai. So. -Beams-

(Seriously, this is all I've been doing for the past few days. Well, that and I discovered that when my pills say 'itching', they really mean 'that tight, burny painful feeling'. I'm still tired all the time, but that's mostly meds. -_-;;;)
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Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 07:21 pm
Thoughts while watching Power Rangers Megaforce )

I don't ... *completely* hate it? I'll probably watch a couple more episodes to give it a real chance, but yeah. I haven't been that disappointed in a season in a *long* time. -Sighs-

In other news, still recovering from Friday's adventure. I mostly slept a lot today. My arm is swollen and sore, but other than some swelling in my throat, I seem to be all right. I'm worn out more than anything, and frustrated because I can't seem to focus. I start things and then get bored in like, five minutes. >.< I blame the drugs.

I'm currently torn between finding things to read, or catching up on more episodes of Samurai I haven't seen yet. Or Sims3. Possibly all of the above.

* ETA: I miss my Paint Shop Pro. I want to make Antonio & Rocky icons, but MSPaint does not cut it. ;_;
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Friday, February 1st, 2013 05:53 pm
So. Today.

I went to the follow up at the specialist to find out what the MRI said. My worst fears came true: there is nothing wrong with my muscles. They *did*, surprisingly, notice some odd little spots on my bone that might be a sign of long-term degeneration? But they don't really know what it is, so he just mentioned it off-hand. And since there is nothing wrong with my bones *or* my muscles, he wrote me a note for two more weeks of physical therapy before another followup with him, and gave me an injection of Cortisone to numb my arm for the pain.

And that's when it all went Bad. )

So I'm home now. Still a little shaky, a *lot* sore, and really tired. Kind of have a headache, but most of the burning is finally gone. Thank Gods I think I'm gonna make it an early night though, because my body is SUPREMELY unhappy about everything.

Oyasumi nasai, all. ♥
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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 07:27 pm
PainfulMRI was PAINFUL.

Basically I had to lay down on a board with a brace pinning down my shoulder so I wouldn't move it. Then Tech Guy had me turn my right arm so my hand was palm up (to show the tendons, he said), and proceeded to strap my arm down against my side in that position. I mean, I get *why* - he told me that arms are really hard to get a clear picture of, because they tend to move when you breathe - but OWOWOWOWOWOW. After it was over, I was blinking tears. It still hurts like hell; I'm trying not to use it much. And FREAKING OUT over what the results will be tomorrow. x.x

Instead I'm trying to cheer myself up with vids and fluff. Which is how I found this, which is awesome. ♥

In the meantime, suggestions/requests for Antonio/Jayden fluff would be most helpful. ^.^
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 11:09 pm
The Great Flu Epidemic has finally began to leave our household. I had it for a good two weeks (And became somewhat addicted to NyQuil during the process it seems x.x), and Brother ended up staying home from work for about a week. Seeing as he plays games and watches anime on his computer while he's home, I haven't had internets until he went back to work today. So I watched movies, slept lots, and played Sims3 obsessively.

Memes! )

Blegh. I'm still worn out being sick and today's doctor's appointment.* I'm also in the mood for some major Antonio/Jayden fluff, which I absolutely blame [personal profile] punkpinkpower and the e-mail alerts she gave me for. ♥

* On which note, I REALLY REALLY need some positive thoughts/energy/prayers for the next two days, that medical testing finds something wrong with my shoulder. Which sounds a bit masochistic, but if they find things, it means I'm not just being a wuss. So I REALLY REALLY REALLY need them to find things. -Anxious-
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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 05:54 pm
It's been a busy few couple of weeks around here. And Brother's factory had a shutdown for the past week (which they do every so many months for cleaning), so he's been hogging his computer to play Eve and leaving me without internets. -Makes a face at him-

Christmas was surprisingly pleasant. )

My best moment of getting present thought, would actually have to go to [personal profile] weesta by sheer shock value and moment of awesome.  )

The day after Christmas I had another physical therapy appointment. )

Brother's mom and I spent the rest of the day shopping after-Christmas sales, which was fun. I always enjoy spending time with her. ^_^ She even got me things! I finally have a decent sized coffee cup that says "Coffee and shoes take away the blues" (I don't care about shoes, but the coffee part is true), a box of cherry candy canes, and two pairs of earrings that look like poinsettias.

We planned on going to see The Hobbit that night, but after Brother and his dad drove to meet us, we found out they were completely sold out. x.x So we agreed to go the next morning instead.

The Hobbit )

We spent New Year's Eve at home. )

Other movies seen over the last week included:

Meet the Robinsons )

Rise of the Guardians )

The life of Pi )

Ironically the first of the last of my Christmas presents arrived today! )

Resolutions for the new year? Meh, not really. Possibly to continue my Word Count Goal of 1,000,000 words in a year. I made 56959 for 2012, which is ... incredibly pathetic. -_-;;; Getting my arm fixed so I can work again? Writing?

Really, I suppose I just resolve to hope for the the same things I wished [personal profile] rosabelle when she texted me Happy New Year. The same things I wish to all of you.

May it be filled with writing, love, and happiness. ♥
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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 01:18 pm
Health update! )

In other news, [personal profile] rosabelle is AMAZING and I love her SO MUCH. ♥♥♥ She made my day by saving it. (As usual.)

* The doctor was this tiny woman who looked and dressed just like my Ryokou-chan, except with a southern accent. I cannot addiquately express just how hilarious this is.
** I felt SO BAD for poor Shi-chan. She has a thirteen-hour shift today, and she had to leave early after sitting with me in the ER. x.x
*** As it was explained to me, a hiatal hernia means that there's a small hole in the bottom of my diaphram, and my stomach is trying to escape through it. All that can really be done for it is medication, watching when and how much I eat, and according to my paperwork, trying to lose weight. Which may be difficult with the bronchitis. -_-;;;
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Saturday, July 21st, 2012 08:50 pm
So I know where the nearest hospital is now. )

So for now, I'm taking aleve and muscle relaxers, and sleeping a lot. Trying to stay hydrated. I'm not sure what else I *can* be doing, really. Except hope it goes away soon.