Hmm, let's see. Beat Diablo III on the first playthrough and then screamed (in anger) through half of nightmare level and then said fuck it and went back to XBox games. Spent some time playing Guild Wars 2, but then Borderlands 2 came out and I lost interest in MMOs (again). Got into TW fandom and forwent all games for a while, but I'm playing Skyrim on xbox and letting it suck me in again. The list of xbox games I have to play right now is scary long. I'll get to them! Someday. I just keep getting sucked into first person RPGs that have ALL THE CONTENT and I spent months playing them (because I get lost easy and I have to explore everything and talk to everything and get ALL THE QUESTS).
Been playing around in the dating pool and have been seeing someone for the past couple of months. We're both really bad at dating, I think, and maybe better off as friends? Hard to tell yet, but I do enjoy his company.
Spent Thankgiving with friends and had a blast, as usual. I'm very lucky to have such awesome people who choose to be friends with me. I <3 them so much. Heading back to Iowa the second week of December. The parents will be getting Roku boxes from me for xmas as well as a year's worth of Netflix. This will require me getting a wireless network set up for them, which will be an adventure, let me tell you. I've been brainstorming as to what I want to call their wireless network and what I should have their password be. And then I'll have to write down detailed instructions on how to use the Roku box and how to troubleshoot the router. Mom wants a netbook or a laptop, so I'll have to show her how to use that as well. It'll be a fun week. :)
I've also been baking a lot lately. Really enjoying making things from scratch. It's really satisfying when they turn out yummy, but not so good for the diet. I've got to get back on track with weight loss as I've hit another plateau, which means I have to get out there and start walking again because I was bad and slacked on that. The good news is that I went down another pants size which is an awesome thing.
And now, I go to bed and read some more TW fic. I've gotten over "reading bad fic" part of the honeymoon phase of the fandom, but sometimes I'm still weak and read it anyway.
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Went to Vegas on the 8th for a girl's weekend and got back on the 12th. Had an AMAZING time. We walked all over the place, did a lot of shopping, had dinner at Craftsteak, and saw O (Cirque show).
I'd wanted to have dinner at somewhere fancy (i.e. super expensive) that pretty much required you to dress halfway decent, so we made reservations at Craftsteak and it did not disappoint! Naturally, I decided I would wear a dress for this awesome occasion. I hit up Kiyonna for my dress and I was not disappointed.
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( Me in a dress under the cut!Collapse )
Shopping wise, we hit up the Miracle Mile mall on Saturday and there was a Fossil store and well. I am helpless when it comes to Fossil. I may have bought a purse. It's this one right here. I love it!
There was also a piercing place in the MM mile and I ended up gauging my ears up from a 16g to a 12g--not a big stretch at all since I've had the 16's in for almost 2 years. I might go up to 10g and stop. We walked around a bit after that, had an afternoon snack/drink and my friend started talking about how she wanted to get dermals on the back of her neck. I've been wanting ones on my chest for a bit, so back we went to the piercing place.
( Fresh chest dermals pic under the cut--little bloody!Collapse )
This is what they looked like the second day:
( I'll cut again since people might not want to see...Collapse )
So far, I'm loving them. Sleeping has been...interesting because I tend to sleep on my stomach, which causes some discomfort. Some redness right now, but they're getting better. Following proper aftercare and all that jazz.
Had an awesome time and can't wait to do it again, but it'll have to wait til 2014, since 2013 is the Disney trip to Florida!
Please stop hurting. I have given you an offering of Midol and I'd like to do my workout today without cramps. The 30 Day Shred is tough enough on it's own, please don't make it worse. I promise to placate you again with Midol PM and go to bed early tonight. Let's not repeat the excruciating pain of ovulation like last month. That's a new addition to the process for some reason. I don't like it. It hurt. A lot.
No love (except when you don't hurt!),
P.S. Let's keep to this schedule, eh? If you interfere with my plans in June I will be VERY unhappy. VERY.
On a side note, I didn't know you could FEEL yourself ovulating. This is a thing that I did not know and the first time it happened I thought I was gonna die, oh my god. Only lasted a couple of hours but it hurt so bad every time I moved that I cried. I'm going to guess that my weight prior to this was causing issues and so I never really ovulated. Now that the weight is coming off, new things are happening and sometimes they suck. This is one of the sucky things. Being a girl is no fun sometimes.
Excited to see the Kaiser Chiefs. I only have one of their albums but I've liked the stuff they put out after that. And it'll get me out of the house for some fun times!
Tempted to pick up tickets to the Black Keys just to see how their live show is, plus they're playing with Arctic Monkeys, so. Still thinking about it since tickets are $63 with fees. Maybe I'll wait until payday and see if any better seats pop up.
I'm going to Vegas in a little over a month! Plane tickets have been bought and hotel reserved. We're seeing "O" on Friday or Saturday night and having dinner out at Craft Steak (I think--it's my vote anyway!) as our extravagance items. I've got a dress to wear out for dinner and found a comfy-ish pair of heels to wear with it. They're Clarks, which aren't so bad. I didn't feel like I was going to fall off of them and that's a good sign.
So very excited to hear about MCR building out their own studio so they can go there and record whenever they want and not feel rushed. Boys! Adorable boys! Hopefully this means a new abulm soon-ish and then a new tour! Maybe I can make it to more than three shows. I'd love an excuse to visit my friends on the East coast and take in an MCR show while I'm there, haha.
I've been on a nail polish kick for a while now. Today's color is Blue Year's Eve by China Glaze. I found a 4 pack of christmas colors on amazon and this was one of them. Tried the Tinsel Town (dark grey with glitter) already and my god, it's so full of glitter that it's hard to remove--a similar polish to this is Lorelei's Tiara which is silver glitter with specs of blue and looks AMAZING (until it peels off--heavy glitter nail polish is a pain in the ass for real). Next up is to try Icicle (light shimmery grey), and I think I'll pair Snow Globe (clear w/iridescant glitter) over my Orly Liquid Vinyl (black) and it should look awesomesauce. I don't wear makeup ever except when I'm going out, so I play with nail polish instead. I really want ALL the polish EVER, but I'm not really fond of OPI since it seems to chip and peel off faster than other brands and OPI has too many fucking shades of red. I like weird colors and China Glaze and Orly are usually pretty good for that. I find SOME decent OPI colors, but mostly I stand there and stare at all the red bottles and cannot fathom why I would need that many different shades. Plus, polish is kind of pricey. $8 a bottle (some are $10) adds up quickly so I make do with what I have and pick up a new bottle here and there.
Still working on my werewolf big bang story. Finally got past a tough bit and now I need to get moving on it again. I really, really want to finish this story since I think it's a good one. Plus I've teased certain people with what's going to happen and they may kill me if it never gets done. I would hate to drop out. So! I'm going to continue to plug away at it.
Speaking of plugging away, I've got to get back to work. I actually have something (well, ONE thing) to work on.
Let's see, since last post, my love for MCR continues unabated. I <3 them so.
--I've lost a total of 100.2 lbs since beginning my "weight loss journey" (it sounds SO much like a Biggest Loser thing, but it truly truly is a journey for me.) and I've become something of a clothes horse. It's amazing the clothes you can buy in smaller sizes. I mean, I knew that technically there were clothes out there, I just could never wear them. now, though, now there is a WHOLE world of clothes opening up and it's only going to get better!
--Went back to Iowa to visit the family for the holidays and had a great time! Not a single flake of snow and the temp was around 45-50 degrees the whole time. Did I mention this was in IOWA?
--Weathered the Snowmageddon 2012 for the Seattle area. I was stuck in the house for a week or so. Lucky for me, I work from home so I didn't have to take days off.
--Still keeping my hair purple/black. Though, this last time around I've got a bit of hot pink in it, too.
--Enjoying the hell out of the D&D game where we're all playing descendents of our characters from another adventure. It's a blast.
--Earlier this month, I was jonesng for another piercing of some sort. I already have both traguses, two cartilege piercings in each ear, two in each my lobes, off center labret, and my nose done. I didn't want to just get another couple holes in my ear. So today I got my nipples pierced. Yes, yes I did. The pain was...not bad when the right one was done. It hurt, yes, but it was an interesting hurt. My left nipple went soft (haha) in defense so it took a bit of doing (e.g. grabbing and pinching) to get it to rise back to the occasion. As a result, that one hurt more to do. I got barbells, but might switch to CBRs when they heal up enough. They sting like a motherfucker and I am so thankful that I just bought a sports bra for exercising because there is NO way I'm letting the girls flop around in bed. OUCH. In a couple of months I can go back and get a smaller ring/barbell if I want. They're already a 14g so I don't think I will be making that any bigger.
--For my MMO fix, I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. It's a pretty goddamn good time. For those that played KOTOR, it takes place about 1000 years after that.
--I also signed up for the werewolf big bang. Oh god oh god. Must get to writing on that. I already have about 10k written but I've barely scratched the surface. So! I must work on that.
--Having a girls weekend with some friends of mine in Vegas this March. We're having dinner out someplace super fancy and hitting a show. The rest of the time we will be bums and eat at buffets or other places cheaper. I've got an awesome awesome dress to wear for dinner and just need to find a pair of shoes that won't kill me to wear, even though we WILL be cabbing it that night.
Annnnd that's about it. I'm gonna go watch something mindless on Netflix and wait for the ibuprofen to kick in.
In gaming news, LOVED Star Wars: The Old Republic. I got into a couple of the beta weekends and I thought I'd hate it, I really did. But in fact, I got way into it from a role playing perspective. Didn't think I would, since I suck at RP-ing, but since our guild is playing Imperial at launch, I made my inquisitor the evilest bitch I could. Goddamn, that was fun. I killed everyone I could, given the chance. I was evil incarnate. TOR has "levels" of dark side and I got to level 2 by the time beta was over. My character's eyes had turned yellow and she had black lines around her eyes and mouth. I can't wait to see how fucked up she can get when the game comes out officially.
Canceled Rift and managed to do it right before my free month was up and it was about to renew. I went and bought Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and oh my GOD is that game addictive. Like, seriously seriously addictive. I was up until 4AM playing it on Saturday/Sunday. I have a bajillion quests and there's all this STUFF to look at everywhere. I met a talking dog and we killed a bunch of elves together. It was pretty awesome. I'm part of the Dark Brotherhood (we kill people!) and the Thieves Guild (we...steal shit, obv) and a member of the Stormcloaks (rebellion!) and STILL not even close to scratching the surface of the game. Not to mention all the dragons all over the place. Whew. 37 hours into the game and I have so much to do. Won't get it done before TOR comes out, but it'll be a good thing to play to get my fantasy fix.
MCR was on Yo Gabba Gabba and while I have no idea what Yo Gabba Gabba is other than a kids show I was LOVING their little song and their little outfits and their BIG smiles. OMG. Frank's HUGE smile at the end. Ugh. They are ADORABLE. I love them. I know I probably won't always have this HUGE LOVE for them, but I will always LOVE them. Any new albums or singles or anything that comes out I will buy. They've become one of the bands that I will always always support. They'd have to do something really heinous for me not to love them.
Wind--we don't has it. Oh, there's breezes and the like, but actual wind? Doesn't happen all that often, But when it does, look out. Maybe five years ago we had such high winds it knocked power out all over the place. I have lost power in my own home after a particularly strong set of gusty winds and today, it's blowing the wind chime (which doesn't go off that often haha) into the house and making me think the house is being attacked before I realize that it's the goddamn wind chime. It's not so much a wind chime as it is a wooden viking boat with a gong in it. Hence the ruckus is makes when wind slams it into the house.
It's also cold today! 46 degrees. Brrr. Yeah, I'm a pussy when it comes to cold weather now. I have acclimated to the PacNW, okay? I make no apologies. I love the weather here. I love it even more now that I work from home and I don't have to go out in the rain every day and if it snows? Who cares! It's feeling like we might be in for some snow this winter, so we shall see. It'll fuck everything up, of course, because we have like, ONE snowplow and I don't think it even lives on this side of the pass (no I'm not joking. in 2005, they SHUT DOWN the interstate with a ton of people on it from 9 at night to 5 AM, I had a friend who had to pee on a blanket because of the traffic. Luckily I had called in sick that day and did not have to experience the trauma of getting stuck on the bus. people abandoned their cars all over the place...just left them and walked. it was craziness.) so I'm super thankful that I don't have to worry about everyone else's inability to drive in the snow (pump the brakes, do not STOMP on them. also, your 4x4? does not mean you can go 80 miles a fucking hour. also snow coming down does NOT mean come to a complete stop. if the temp is above 32, you should be fine, just get the fuck home but do it going faster than 2 miles an hour. GOD.)
All of this is brought to you by the fact that I have no work to do and the light bulbs I bought are the wrong size, so I have to go back out in the cold AGAIN and exchange them. That and I want to go reserve my copies of Star Wars: The Old Republic and a collectors edition of Diablo 3.
There was drama with Comcast yesterday. They hate this address. I think it's cursed or something. Basically, we got their phone service for me to use as a telecommuter. Apparently they assigned us TWO phone numbers and only told us one. This was July. In August they turned around and gave that number to someone else. But I was still using and receiving phone calls at that number. Fast forward to yesterday and right in the middle of a conference call, the dialtone does a "beep beep beep" and then nothing. I get on an online chat with the rep which is annoying slow at times. Long story short, I made Gordon call them and talk to them reasonably (while being scary at the same time) and they fixed the error they made. I guess someone was fixing fuck ups and fixed mine. I hate Comcast so much. The absolute MINUTE we can switch to someone else, we will.
Going back to Iowa in December over Christmas to visit the family for a week. It's the first time in probably 6 years that I'll be home for the holidays. I will miss not having Christmas at Gregg and Peter's. It's tradition to do Thanksgiving and Christmas at their place every year. We're even braving downtown Seattle on the day after T-day to see the lighting of the tree at Seattle Center. Crazy amounts of people, but easy enough to take the bus down to Seattle and watch the madness.
Annnnd the software that I use to connect remotely just booted me off. Again. That fucking program hates me with a passion. Sigh. Better go fix it.
Ha, yeah, no. Completely lost the internet AND my phone. Had to call Comcast. See? They hate this house.
It's weird. I've wanted to be a writer since I was in third grade and entered a story into the Young Author's program at school and won. It's always been at the back of my mind through college, etc. I wrote fic for a while, then found gaming and MMO's and pretty much lost track of fandom for a while. Even now I mostly lurk in fandoms. Getting into MCR actually made me some fandom friends. Shocking!
I think I just need to write something every day or at least try to so I can get back into the practice of actual writing.I may never be the great American novelist, but it might be fun to try. Twilight got published, after all.
Doing NaNo this year and the time is almost upon me! Going to use it as a good way to get my MCR werewolf AU (probably) done so that i can sign up for the Werewolf Big Bang! This makes me nervous and I know my story won't be half as good as a lot of them if last year's big bang was anything to go by. Still going to do it, though. The story must be finished so needlemage knows how it ends. :)
Tonight is D&D night! We've started playing Gregg's game--a "sequel" of his campaign that we played about 5 years ago. All our characters are descendants of the ones we played in that game. It's all very cool.
And now that the help desk has fixed my issues, back to work I go!
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Thinking about signing up for the Werewolf Big Bang, which looks like it'll start in January. I've got the story started so it would just be a matter of buckling down and writing the damn thing. I still want to finish it--there are people demaniding it (*cough*needlemage*cough*) and I'm still excited about it, so finish it I shall!
Watching Chopped on Hulu and updating my Dad's website. After this, gonna go play some more Dead Space and see how far I can get before RAGE comes out.
games night with the D&D people and since our GM had a root canal, we just played games and I enjoyed some of the leftover vodka. mmmmmmm. very toasty right now and it all ended too soon, imo. Too soon! not one to drink in bars, but I could have hung out talking with people for a lot longer. sigh. was not to be, sadly. but meeting tomorrow to walk around pike's place market (which I've never fully explored) and visit the doc marten shop (I have some expendadle income this paycheck) to see what pair suits me and fits the best.
Tempted to play Dead Island, but I'm drunk, so I don't know how well that will go, also I want to remember the quest line, so.
Totally going to pay for this on the scale tomorrow, for real. Oh well. Have to let loose sometime or another, right?
That's what this picture did to me.
I also got the con crud. Bleh. I can tell I'm actual fax sick because even though MCR is tomorrow night all I can really think of is getting through the workday and then going to bed. Which I shall be doing very very soon here. I may make it there, I may not. I got to see them three times this year, way up close each time, so if I don't make it tomorrow night, it's okay.
Been big into console gaming lately.WoW is no longer doing it for me. I keep forgetting that I was in the middle of writing something. But I saved all the text messages needlemage and I had about the fic, so I should be good to go when I get back into it.
Gerard as a giant homophobic asshole and your warning is "light homophobia"? Ugh. There is AU and then there is "so AU that I don't know who you're writing about." Jesus.
Also, please to keep your tenses the same throughout the story. You hurt mah brain.
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Does anyone know if it's been recorded so I can download it! Currently at PAX and haven't been able to search it out.
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Does anyone have the non BTFLN version of this photo?
Because OMG, FRANK. Just...Frank. OMG.
Whyyyyy is he so hot? There is no reason, I know, but goddamn Frank. It's unfair that you just keep getting hotter.
So tonight, I'm tooling around and I get the Live Nation email update and I decide, for shits and giggles, that I'm going to check and see what seats are left.
This was a good idea.
The ticket I bought a while back was section 207.
The ticket I just bought is for section 102. Same price.
So this means I have an extra ticket. If you know anyone that might want to buy it (or perhaps YOU do), they/you can have it for $80, which is less than it cost me to buy it.
OMG, I am EXCITED! I'll be THAT MUCH CLOSER. And I bet I'll get some pretty decent pictures using my awesome new camera.
Now, I'm not Frank side, but beggars can't be choosers. I'm still seeing MCR again and I can't fucking wait. That'll be four times this year. Whee!
this does not mean that I don't want to continue to read fic where the guys take care of Frank. Because I do.
Yeah. I'm hopeless. Oh well.
Maybe I'm just not in the right communities.
So, this picture. ADORABLE. Mostly because he is so WEE. And just sort of...lounging around. I just want to hang out with MCR and shoot the shit. I'm also firmly convinced that Frank just does not get rid of clothes. Ever. He wore this same hoodie at some shows last year. Oh, Frank. I <3 you.
I can't promise these will stay very daily, but I'll try my very best.
I'm nonplussed is what I am. Non-fucking-plussed.
In other news, I think I need to start posting a Daily Frank picture that makes me happy.
Let me just go and do that...
Won't be uploading any music just yet as we're at like 111gb for usage per Comcast and only halfway through the month. We should be fine if we continue normal usage, but doing a ton of music uploading might send us into that 250gb FUCK YOU CONSUMER land as Comcast doesn't like that shit, yo.
Telecommuting has been given the big thumbs up, so by the end of this month I will be working from home. I'm just happy to still have a job. It'll be weird, but I'm starting to get the area for my desk set up. Need to steal one of the plastic mats from work so as not to fuck up the carpet anymore than it already is. Work is providing our PCs, monitors, and incidental office supplies (though we are strictly paperless--no printing allowed!) I have to provide a phone. I have a headset, I just need some sort of adapter to use with the phone. I did buy a phone, but I have to take it back as I found a review on Amazon that said the phone I got does not play well with the Plantronics headset I have. So! It shall be returned.
Writing continues apace. Had to completely revamp some shit and that was pretty disheartening, but I got past it. It's so hard to be patient and not rush the story and get to the scenes that are the most vivid in my head. But I'm getting there.
I notice he doesn't sing much backup on songs from TBP. Noticed this at the concerts I went to as well. Revenge and Killjoys songs: lots of backup singing. TBP: practically none. I wonder if it's because of all the guitar fuckery going on. Hmm.
I have no other important thoughts to offer. I used them up on writing tonight. It's not supposed to be easy, I know, but damn. Those 546 words were being a BITCH.
So that point when you're writing and you have this sneaking suspicion that things aren't going as well as you'd like them to? I hit that and needlemage was kind enough to agree with me that yes, shit was not going well and help me work through it even though she knows nothing of Bandom or MCR. (I did give her some visual help, had to be done.) It's actually a good thing, having someone who knows nothing about the band's history or anything about the guys in general to offer opinions. Also, it's helpful that she can tell me that I'm WAY too far off the reservation and I need to rein my ass in. Writing a fic that hits a lot of my kinks is fun, but some of them had to be sacrificed for the story and the story will be better for it.
Now, though...now I have to scrap about, um, 8 pages. Well, at least save it and see if it can be salvaged and used later.
/goes back to writing
Sitting in the salon with a buttload of color in my hair. Contemplating my story and how to get over the uncomfortable conversation hump I'm stuck at right now. I was working through it when I had to leave to come to the salon.
Watched the MCR livestream on iTunes. Will probably rewatch it when I get home. Or maybe I'll just listen to MCR and write some more. I'll save tomorrow for playing Dungeon Siege 3.
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However, I really need to do some more writing. Considering I have this spiffy new keyboard--the keys, oh my GOD, the keys--full mechanical keyboards are a thing of beauty, I'm telling you. Plus, programmable keys and macros and shit for gaming. As soon as I can get my computer to recognize that I HAVE a Black Widow plugged in, I'll fuck around with it. Until then, I can't really be assed to redownload the drivers and restart. Meh, I say. MEH.
So after a weekend of fic talking with nemoinis I got inspired to write again. I was half asleep and came up with this werewolf story idea and it's somehow evolved into this epic THING where I keep coming up with scenes I want to add and like, danger! and intrigue! and Frank! and threesomes! with werewolves! So inspired, in fact, that I actually started WRITING IT DOWN. I haven't written anything of significance in, oh god, YEARS. My last big fandom was, I think, Popslash. The last one that I did any particpating in, that is. due South and Sentinel were my other big ones, but I was young and dumb to the ways of the internet and there were people that I pissed off and then there was Popslash, and then gaming came along and I took, like, a four year break from fandom.
Really no point to this post other than a yay Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance for making me WANT to participate in fandom again, even if it's not in a hardcore way. I gotta have someone to sqee about this shit with, none of my RL friends save for a few get the whole fandom thing and the ones that do aren't into bandom. That's why nemoinis is so awesome! Heh.
Now I go to do some more of the writings.
Also, I just couldn't let MCR come to town again and NOT see them. Had to be done. So I have not quite nosebleed seats and I'm sure it's a big enough tour that they'll have monitors set up. like sadiane said, it'll be nice to see Gerard and Co. work a large crowd of people. I wonder what the mix will be. Mostly Blink or mostly MCR?
I'm hoping that Blink either always goes on last or that MCR happens to be going first for the Seattle show, because I don't know that I want to sit through the Blink show. I like them, but I dont LIKE them like them.
And now bedtime. More ideas for the fic of my ID running around through my head and I need to think on them some more and see where they go.
Is it wrong of me to want a video camera on Frank full time during shows so i can watch his hands very closely and memorize all his parts so that when i listen to the album I can sigh over how awesome he is?
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I suspect PMS.
Now I'm having chicken and some garlic naan and a diet coke. And watching Hoarders.
I have NEVER seen this picture before:
asshole!Gerard pointing! Mikey being unimpressed! Frank licking Ray's candy cane! Ray making porn faces.
Must find original. This needs to go with my other mumble600mumble pictures of Frank.
Ahem. Okay, back to writing. There's porny werewolf threesome fic of my ID to write. All nemoinis 's fault. *nod*
The only seats you can get that would be, you know, DECENT-ISH are $231.
It's some Blink 182 Official VIP package THING. GA or Seated...up to you. No way in hell I would ever do GA, but.
That is a LOT OF MONEY.
I love MCR, but I don't know if I love them THAT much, you know? And I can take or leave Blink.
But...chance to see the boys again!
Someone talk me out of this. It's a bad idea.