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Jan. 31st, 2012

Random rant time! Why do people post in psl communities only to say "check the journal"? No, I'm not going to check your journals without ANY CLUE of what I might find. I will willingly check the journal for in-depth information or even just what characters you play, but at least give a list of fandoms you like/are currently looking for or whether you do celeb lines or original or something.

I don't even need any more lines right now, but I check occasionally in case something rare that I really don't want to pass up shows up. But come on, guys. A little effort. You don't even sound all that interested when that's all you say.

In other news, I bought and finished Mockingjay today. The trilogy ended up wrapping itself surprisingly well. Better than I was anticipating, that's for sure. I like it a lot; it'll have a place on my bookshelf and be reread.

Still not sure how they're going to keep this trilogy rated PG-13 on the screen, though. And since they are young adult books, they pretty much have to.

Jan. 30th, 2012

I finished Catching Fire! I got it yesterday and read quite a bit, but it felt kind of slow and not what I was looking for after the first. Then I got to the Quarter Quell (whiiiiich luckily means nothing if you haven't read it) and once again couldn't stop reading. I may cry if Mockingjay does turn out to be disappointing. Which means I have to go buy it tomorrow. Damn it, I was trying to save money this month.

Also: Jesus Christ, how are they keeping this PG-13 for the movie version?

The movie trailer inspired me to pick up The Hunger Games and yeah, I'm half in love. I wouldn't claim it's perfect because there are things that bug me about it, looking back. And I have a feeling that as a trilogy, it's going to fall a little short. But it's really easy to ignore while I'm reading it; I sped through the first book, despite knowing how it would have to end. Working on Catching Fire now. Zach says Mockingjay isn't as good, though. (Which is not the reason I think it's going to fall short as a trilogy. I don't know enough about Zach's opinions on books to know if we think alike. I just don't feel like there can be a satisfactory ending to it.)

Why do Young Adult or Teen Reader books appeal to me more lately than adult books? Meg and I had a sort-of discussion about this a few weeks back and we couldn't decide, either.

Jan. 2nd, 2012

From [info]thelastenemy and [info]grantaire

Chose a a character (or a few characters) I have played past or present, and chose a number(s) from 1-100, up to FIVE numbers for each character. I will then find the corresponding number(s) here and answer it!

This one looks like fun!

Jan. 1st, 2012

I need to update lists, finish applications, and straighten things out, both in the roleplay world and in real life. All I really want to do right now, though, is go play a video game.

Dec. 22nd, 2011

Life needs to stop kicking my ass.

Dec. 9th, 2011

Update: still bruised and sore but healing. Getting to that phase where I feel better so I forget to be careful and make it hurt again. >.> Parents helped me find a good new (used) car and bought it and I'm paying them back, so that I'm not utterly screwed by interest rates and my job's fluctuating hours. (My parents are awesome.) Not ticketed, officially the icy road's fault. Finishing up a last project for class and then I should be free (except for work, of course) until January. Things are looking up.

Dec. 4th, 2011

So I'm taking hiatuses everywhere, mostly because my car crashed and the next week is going to be hell while I figure out what to do and how I can get anywhere and I don't need to have the stress of worrying about game requirements. The problem is that it's Sunday, I'm jittery and need something to occupy me, I can't accomplish anything today, and I just posted hiatus notices everywhere.

Maybe I'll play video games. I should clean, but I'm starting to feel sore, so maybe I'll just beat pixels up instead.

Nov. 19th, 2011

Story time!

This is about the most irritating spoiler ever. And I promise I won't spoil anything by telling this story.

There's a girl at work. We discovered that we have something in common. This is a bigger thing than you might think because this girl is kind of annoying. And extremely talkative. This gives us something to talk about so that she's not talking about things that annoy me. But that was too much to hope for.

So, we both like Castle, but I haven't seen the third season because of my work schedule and the fact that I don't think about/bother downloading new episodes of stuff right after they come out and so I fell behind. I'll probably pick it up on DVD at some point. But I'm willing to talk about earlier seasons and I don't care if she lets something slip because it was months ago and I'm behind.

We're talking one day and she mentioned wanting to rewatch the season three finale. I remind her that I haven't seen it yet. She proceeds to tell me exactly what happens. That's not letting something slip, that's deliberately spoiling any suspense I might get out of the finale when I do see it. Now, it's not like I came in on her talking to someone else about it, months after it came out. We were the only two talking. I'd reminded her that I hadn't seen it five seconds beforehand. And after she finishes talking, all I can do is stare at her going "... Did you SERIOUSLY just do that?"

See? I didn't say anything about what happened in the season three finale. No spoilers in the spoiler story!

Nov. 18th, 2011

I am a colossal dork and decided to make a video. Warning for sort of slashy and Sherlock BBC geekery.

I'm both pleased and not pleased with it. It turned out better than I thought it would, but not as well as I imagined in my head, if that makes sense. Anyway, first time I've made a fan video, so. I'm... officially a geek? Go me for spending half of my night playing with clips?

Nov. 15th, 2011

The problem with being a journalism student and a roleplayer? Newspaper articles in games.

It's not that they're usually bad writing, because they're not. It's that they rarely follow the inverted pyramid or the AP style guide. Which is totally understandable, because it's a game and I highly doubt most of the people who write them have ever taken a journalism class. It's just... I'm a journalism student and a copy editor. I'm too used to going NO, THIS IS NOT HOW YOU WRITE COPY.

Not really a rant so much as a thing I notice and try to make myself get over.

EDIT - For further musing on geekery that matters to no one but myself.

Of course, each individual paper may adopt their own style guide; in the U.S., it's fairly uncommon for it not to be AP, but the BBC has its own style guide and apparently so does The Guardian in the U.K. So it's likely that the Prophet would have its own. And Rowling's article excerpts don't exactly follow newspaper etiquette, either, though this bothered me much less because I read the books before I studied journalism. I'm sort of tempted to reread them now and see how much I want to put red marks through everything.

I've decided to swap my profiles/current characters to a different journal and just keep this one for following other people. I'm not really sure anyone cares, but in case someone clicks on this and wonders where my current games listing went. Not adding people onto it since that's what I'm still using this one for.

I'm really just sort of rambling, aren't I? Eh. Oh well.

Nov. 9th, 2011

Another meme? I can't seem to fall back asleep and I'm too tired to do anything productive.

Show meme )

Nov. 7th, 2011

I used to have a weakness for these.

Music meme )

... Okay, Wedding is hilarious.

Nov. 2nd, 2011

On the one hand, I hate Twitter.

On the other hand, my favorite author has an account.

Gaaah, I should not have to make decisions like this.

Oct. 17th, 2011

Stolen from [info]grantaire

It's time for the someecards meme. Give me a character that I play and a character that you play, and I will respond with an ecard that best represents how they feel about them.

Oct. 12th, 2011

List twenty of your favorite TV shows/Movies/Books/etc and post them here for everyone to guess your favorite character from each. Strike the show out when someone guesses correctly, and put the answer and who guessed it.


*Hid the list of stuff I'll roleplay, because otherwise I'd have to leave too many favorites off. Kudos to you if you remember it. Also skipping Sherlock and Harry Potter because they're way too obvious.

01. Angel Sanctuary
02. Firefly/Serenity - Malcolm Reynolds ([info]grantaire
03. So Weird - Fiona ([info]speakgeek)
04. Sailor Moon
05. The Dark is Rising
06. Sunshine
07. Ranma 1/2
08. Yami no Matsuei
09. Tales of Symphonia
10. Star Wars: IV,V,VI

11. The Twelve Kingdoms
12. Howl's Moving Castle - Howl Pendragon ([info]grantaire)
13. The Muppets
14. Castle
15. How to Train Your Dragon
16. Indiana Jones
17. Hey Arnold!
18. Incarnations of Immortality
19. Discworld
20. Tangled

Yeah, some of these are pretty nostalgic. >.>

Oct. 11th, 2011

Give me a character I play and one of yours and I will give you their top three texts from last night to each other.

Oct. 10th, 2011

Terry Boot )

Malcolm Reynolds )

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