July 2016

242526 27282930

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
tsukino_akume: (Zhane Doesn't Icon)
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.
tsukino_akume: (FanboySqueal Icon)
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 03:39 pm
It has come to my attention that I clearly do not understand the rules of writing fests, because I seem to be the only person who has not flailed/spammed/squee'd over my Rare Pair Fest story on my journals.

-Clears throat- Please allow me to remedy this. )


So yeah, it is AMAZING and EVERYTHING I could possibly want. Go read it. Now.

I've also determined that the best thing about Rare Pair is seeing everyone squee and flail over each other's stories. Not just the recipients, who are always ecstatic, but everyone else! There's so much fan love everywhere, and it is glorious. ♥

In other news, I am now addicted to Masked Rider. )

... And now I'm debating if I want to watch more Masked Rider, or go read Stranded for the sixth (Seventh? I'm losing count.) time.

* I love this icon, but it needs more flail. The words 'happy happy joy joy' come to mind.
tsukino_akume: (FanboySqueal Icon)
Monday, August 19th, 2013 07:04 am
So I finished my Rare Pair Fest story on time, and finally gave up on trying to edit/add to it yesterday. I worked on some story info files, and eventually decided to start watching MMPR Season 3! Only twelve more seasons to go!

I made it through all three parts of A Friend in Need. There is seriously more than a page of notes for it; most of my episode notes are like, barely a quarter of a page. c.c;;; I have many thoughts/questions. Mostly I was entertained by things such as Kimberly being adorable and awesome, Tommy and Adam failing at diplomacy, Dex glaring at/subtly threatening everyone, his Woeful Eyes of Woe, and his crush on Aisha. (He glares or gives Woeful Eyes of Woe to everyone else. She asks one question and gets this big, beaming smile.)

On the whole, it's a terrible group of episodes. But Dex's clear ISSUES made me think of Andros and his emo pouts, and I started thinking they'd be adorkable friends. And Kimberly obviously became a diplomat in Bright Skies because the rest of her team FAILS at it. And then I wondered how this episode might have gone if she was there.

I'm sure you can all see where this is going ...

Turns out, Masked Rider isn't on Netflix. ([identity profile] arytra.livejournal.com and I raged about this for awhile, considering all the things that are.) It *is*, however, on YouTube. Kinda. There's one person whose been posting vids, but YouTube keeps taking them down again. Bastards. But for now, it's a start.


It's adorable. It really is. If you ignore the other stuff and focus on Dex being innocent and sweet and his family being amazing, it's very cute. ♥

Clearly I require more research of this show.