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[22 May 2011|03:25am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

So I got to see the Supernatural season finale the other night, and boy was it crazy. Not quite as bad a cliffhanger as I was expecting, but then, I had some pretty insane expectations going in. :P

Supernatural spoilers awaitCollapse )


Also some Doctor Who spoilersCollapse )

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[03 May 2011|03:32am]
[ mood | stressed ]

Bleh, so I just realized I've been missing friend posts because my comms are drowning them out on my friends list. Ah well, hopefully I'll be able to avoid that in future.

Meanwhile, I've been staying up incredibly late a bunch lately thanks to end of semester. I have to submit my semester portfolio at the end of the week, and there's still a bunch of tweaking to be done on a couple of designs. It doesn't help that last week I was told my magazine spreads looked just fine, but this week got told that actually a couple of my spreads are still pretty weak. I can try to polish them in time, but realistically I have to finish by Wednesday so I have time to actually get them printed and stuff. I also should have a couple things to pick up from the printers tomorrow, and they had sure better look good. Ugh, I seriously can't wait for this week to be over. >.

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[10 Apr 2011|02:30pm]
So I'm thinking I want to officially start my own blog. I know, I know, I already have a LJ, so why bother with a blog? Because I want one, that's why. Not sure yet what it'll be about, but I'll probably just make it up as I go along. I could probably talk about design stuff, WoW stuff, and whatever else I happen to find worth blogging about, pretty much.

Anyway, I have a test to finish up today along with a couple design projects, so I guess I'd better go worry about those...
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[25 Mar 2011|10:11pm]
So I have realized I have no idea how to imbed YouTube videos. Therefore, I'm going to attempt to do so here. It's a pretty cool song anyway, so there you go.

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[28 Feb 2011|01:22am]
One of the "fun" parts of raiding with a semi-casual raiding guild (not hard-core, but definitely trying to get through content with Cho-Gall down and decent Nef attempts on the side) is when they really want you use things that might not really be that good. My resto druid, for example, has her oh-so-lovely Efflorescent, and AoE heal that heals up everyone inside it. Unfortunately, the heals are small enough that it's all but useless beyond beefing up my numbers a bit. This doesn't stop my guild from always insisting I use it and making sure people can stand in it though. I'll keep using it, but that doesn't change the fact that some (not all, but some) top resto druids out there aren't even specced into it. Oh well, maybe it'll get a little more buffed in Cata so it can start doing some serious good again.

Meanwhile, turns out my laptop can still raid after all. My first week it was overheating like crazy and barely managing 5 fps during boss fights, which basically makes decent raiding impossible. On the blind dragon fight (so I don't know all the bosses by name :P), my guild even gave me a super-special position just so I would live a little longer, lol. That weekend, my laptop's temperatures only got worse, and in desperation I got the interior of it dusted out. Suddenly it's running better, and happily giving me 20-25 fps during boss fights with fair graphic settings. So I'm feeling pretty optimistic now this laptop will at least play WoW throughout Cata. (I normally play on my imac, but being stuck downstairs with an injured knee means I have to live with my laptop for now.)

In other news, I need to work on getting a WoW-related icon before long. Maybe pick an awesome screenshot once I can get upstairs again...
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[06 Nov 2010|11:07pm]
I'm thinking it might be about time to start thinking about Christmas presents. Thanks to a lovely broken foot, I probably won't be able to drive myself anyway before then, so I'm pretty much stuck either letting other people in on all my presents or just ordering online. Fun times. (And is it bad that all the ideas I'm coming up with so far for my mom are pretty cheesy? I can't believe I'm actually considering a themed Snuggie. :P)

I'm pretty much stuck in one spot other than classes for a while. The plus side of that is I have more time to actually level my alt, try to beat one or more wii games (working through Fragile Dreams atm, then I'll hopefully figure out how to get Okami down here so I can finish that as well). On the down side, I'm pretty tired most of the time thanks to my lovely pain meds, having issues sleeping regularly, as well as, you know, laying around all day. Oh well, at least this won't last forever.
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[05 Oct 2010|11:40pm]
So school's back in session, and it's already almost time to meet with advisors to get our spring schedule approved. I'm starting to run into issues with all the classes I've already taken that didn't transfer properly, so I suspect I get to waste time taking several classes I'm really not excited about that I've already taken before. Woohoo.

Meanwhile, my guild finally got Lich King down on 25man (about time), and got Halion25 down the very next week. :D Yep, I think we're pretty much ready for Cataclysm now, since I doubt we'll be getting any more really major content between now and then. We'll keep trying to progress though, because that's pretty much what we do I guess.

Also, today I officially started my search for a nice, warm coat. I'm a few sizes bigger than I was last year, so my whole wardrobe's getting revamped (I'm actually starting to get used to my new size now that I have some nice clothes to go with it, so yay for that). Unfortunately, that means tracking down a quality coat that'll fit loosely enough for layers, be nice and warm, and still look good (and, you know, as if I'm at least attempting to be vaguely fashionable :P). I've always hated coat shopping though, so this should be interesting. Hopefully I'll pick the right coat on my first try...
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[06 Jul 2010|03:57am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Photobucket

So this is the set that's been sitting in my game for the past year or so that I never got around to uploading anywhere. I mostly made it because I didn't want my PTs to be quite as extreme (I know, I know...), but I still wanted to stick to the skin defaults and keep the facial structure roughly the same. I kept certain traits intact, like the high cheekbones, tiny to invisible noses (most of their noses are smaller than they look :P), and a couple other things I forget since I made them a year ago. Most of them were made with my adult alien-babies as a base, so that helped too.

Anyway, on to the good stuff!

Yes, I finally got my Multi-PT ready for upload! ...and yes, there are plenty of pictures involved.Collapse )

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[06 Jul 2010|01:02am]
So I'm finally getting around to hopefully uploading some of my sims finally. I might even start a legacy (though the updates would be awful thanks to WoW, school, and so on). I have my multi-pt hack made (technically made it a year ago, but eh, details and all that...) and an upload site picked out, so now I'm busy pollinating some sims to take pictures. My first test idea didn't produce enough genetic variety, so hopefully my current test will end a little more successfully because I really don't feel like changing my hack any. Oh well, back to my sims. :D
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[13 May 2010|11:56pm]
So I have no idea why I'm updating instead of working on my portfolio that's due tomorrow, but eh, my journal needs updating anyway.

In recent news, I'm currently down a computer since my Vista laptop decided to bluescreen on me and then start back up with nearly 17 free gigabytes it didn't have before. Yes, I'm serious. I still have no idea where all that space came from, but how on earth does a computer crash free up that kind of space? o.O

I've also decided recently that I can blame livejournal for a lot of things I've been more or less getting into. Phoenix Wright DS games? Check, thanks to a secret santa exchange on sim_spam. Doctor Who? Check, thanks to all the Doctor Who fans on here, and specifically a post on whatwasthatone. My current interest in British TV in general and addition of David Tennant to my list of favorite actors? Check, since that came from Doctor Who which in turn came from LJ. My new Imogen Heap music? Check again. The five Muse songs I downloaded to my MP3 player? Yep, those are thanks to a certain person on my friends list (you know who you are :P). Should I go on? Meh, probably not, no one's reading all that anyway.

So yeah, like I said, I have a portfolio to finish up. Here's hoping to a good review for this semester of graphic design. :D
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[21 Feb 2010|06:02pm]
So I finally got the new Miles Edgeworth game for my DS yesterday. I got it a few days after the release thanks to pre-ordering on Amazon with standard shipping, but hey, it gave me time to get further in my Apollo Justice game (still partway through the last case on that one... bleh).

I'm almost done with the second case right now, and I think I'm really liking it so far. It's about as epic as I expected to be playing Edgeworth, and I kinda like the focus on solving crimes and such logically. Seriously, Edgeworth is so much better at this sort of thing than Phoenix ever was (much as I love Phoenix, he can be pretty dense sometimes, lol).

My main issue with the game is that I'm really hoping it gets harder by the end of it. It's taking some thought, but I swear they keep handing me stuff on a silver platter, and I kinda like being able to feel like I figured it out myself, you know? But eh, I'm only on the second case, so I guess that's to be expected.

I think I'm getting close to solving the crime now, so I'd better get back to it and figure out exactly who killed the poor guy this time. Fun times. :D
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[02 Jan 2010|03:28am]
Okay, I've just watched part 2 of Doctor Who: End of Time (literally, I stumbled from my bed where I was watching, updated Facebook, and now I'm here), and all I can really say is... OH SHIT OH SHIT OH SHIT!!! (Yes, I misuse the swear words I use, so shut up, lol.) I'm still not entirely sure I've caught my breath from that... experience! Not really sure if I can type up any sort of intelligent reaction, because...

Cut for spoilers... yes, I"m totally serious about the spoilers!Collapse )
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[15 Jul 2009|03:50am]
I just got back from the midnight showing of Half Blood Prince a while ago, and overall I loved it! There were some great moments throughout, though it's been a while since I've read the book so I was occasionally getting a bit confused over what had and hadn't been changed and so on. I still remember a few things that stood out though.

Behind a cut since I get pretty detailed at times, so beware of spoilers...Collapse )

So yeah, that sums up most of the reactions I can remember having to the movie, or what I remember particularly standing out. I think I have a chance to see it again in a couple days, so I look forward to getting the perspective of a second viewing. Beyond that, the movie definitely has me excited for the last movie(s) to come out, whenever that is. :)
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[10 Jul 2009|02:23am]
Note to self: never, ever, EVER join a dungeon group when your wrists are still in recovery mode and they're already starting to get a little sore from playing several hours that day. Doing so will cause your wrists to hate you, and potentially prevent you from being able to play the next day.

(It's still only potentially right now, since said dungeon happened a couple hours ago. Still, I sure can't wait until I can play for hours on end without worrying about screwing up my wrists any more...)
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[02 Jul 2009|03:01pm]
I'm a bit overdue for an update of some kind, so here goes. Sadly, not a whole lot going on my life at the moment, unless you count being completely stuck on my tribal leather quest chain (seriously, can't the vendor just sell the pattern for turtle scale gloves already?), or being a mere half a level away from level 16 with my rogue. Yep, I've gone and joined in the WoW frenzy. I've been playing for almost a month now, and just recently got the second expansion (shortly after my main hit 55) so I could get a death knight... not that I have one yet. I'm still focused on my main and my new rogue (who's also a gnome and an engineer, so I'm having a lot of fun with her so far).

In other news, my local library is officially buying the Doctor Who E-Space trilogy. I put it on hold through inter-library, and after sending an automated request, it went into considerations, and now it's sitting there on my account waiting for the library to buy it (so I can proceed to watch it, yay!). So yeah, it'll be nice to have more than 3 old-Who stories in the local library system (none of which feature the fourth Doctor, by the way, which is a bit weird). :D
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[22 May 2009|11:01pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

This is my response to this week's challenge at sim_scenes. The rules were to create a story with Sims 2 using a maximum of 10 pictures and no words. The prompt this week was the words Toys, Torment, and Shy. I admit that I used them a little loosely, but I promise that they're all there!

My story turned out to be a fanfic since I was anxious to try out the sims I'd recently downloaded into my game. So for background, this is a Doctor Who story, set after Journey's End. Beyond that, I'll try to let the pictures themselves do the talking.

I don"t do domestics...Collapse )

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[15 May 2009|02:07am]
[ mood | excited ]

I've been fangirling so hard over Doctor Who lately. Just last week, I finally got a chance to watch Doctor Who with a fellow Who fan for the first time ever. (Okay, so it was just Time Crash, but it still totally counts.) It was definitely an amazing experience that I hope to have again someday. I also get to introduce the show to a couple of my friends sometime this summer. Neither of them are really into sci-fi, but at least one of them more or less likes things like Star Wars and Star Trek, and I'm not much of a sci-fi fan either, so I think it should go okay.

The most recent exciting news, though, is that I finally got my sonic screwdriver today! I got it a bit late, since the mailman apparently forgot to put the key into our mailbox, so we didn't even know my packages were there until Amazon had updated the shipping status as 'delivered,' so I ended up running out to the mailbox at about 10:30pm to get the thing. But hey, it was totally worth it. The switch is a bit wonky for some reason, so the light and sound effects are somewhat inconsistent, but who cares? That sure hasn't stopped me from sonicing everything in existence all evening. :D

I also got a hold of some old Who today. A few stories came in the mail with my sonic screwdriver, but right now I'm watching a copy of Genesis of the Daleks I got through interlibrary loan. Yep, I'm watching my very first Old Who story right now, and I have to say that I'm loving it! New Who has infinitely better effects, of course, and Ten will probably always be 'my doctor' (he was my first, after all, and part of the reason I got into the show in the first place), but I suspect I'll end up liking both Old Who and New Who pretty equally, albeit in slightly different ways.

Anyway, Genesis of the Daleks is still sitting on pause behind me, so I'd better go back to watching so I can actually get to bed tonight. :D

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[19 Feb 2009|11:40am]
I don't know what's wrong with me, but for some reason I keep getting sucked into popular fandoms. First it was Harry Potter (a few years ago), then came House, then Phoenix Wright over Christmas break, and just last night came Doctor Who of all things. I seriously never even thought I'd LIKE Doctor Who! I'm starting to think that maybe I like sci-fi a little more than I thought. And yep, I have ready access to the past four seasons (and some older seasons as well, I think) at the local library, though who knows how long the waiting list is. (Hopefully not too long, though I suppose the wisdom of checking out a full season now when I'm not really keeping up with school already is a little debateable...)

In other news, my self-imposed temporary ban on video/computer games only has a couple more weeks to go! I think I can start looking forward to playing some new Phoenix Wright games over Spring break! :D
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[26 Dec 2008|06:44pm]
Well, I went and did it today; I bought myself a Gamecube along with a stash of games to go with it. While I was at it, I surprised myself by tracking down a copy of Phoenix Wright! I didn't even know I wanted it a week ago, but now I'm super excited to start playing it. :D
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[21 Dec 2008|01:37am]
Yay! I got my Secret Santa gift a couple days ago, and I'm already loving it! All of my free time has been spent stuck to my poor laptop ever since. It's getting late now, so I'll have to save details for later, but I've already taken plenty of screenshots, so hopefully I'll post some pictures and the like sometime in the next couple of days.

Oh, and to my Secret Santa: I'm not sure if you'll be reading this before I for-real update, but thank you very much! Sorry, I don't have M&G yet, but I still haven't run into any serious compatibility issues (nothing's crashed my game or anything). I did have a few amusing quirks that came up (that I'll probably include in my update, since some of them were pretty amusing), but I think I actually liked it that way (yes I know, I can be a bit weird...). So thank you very much; everything in your gift is being put to very good use! :D
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