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Oh look I have not posted here in a while I bet this post will be some kind of life update or an 100 things right? Lol nope it is another meme. (yaaayyy) Ganked this one from [personal profile] rosaxx50!

Pick your top ten ships without reading the questions (Not in a specific order):
1. Jade/Valmont, Jackie Chan Adventures
2. Snake/Karin, Bleach
3. Ganta/Minatsuki, Deadman Wonderland
4. Whitney/Bugsy, Pokémon
5. Ladd/Claire, Baccano!
6. Ken/Uryuu, Digimon/Bleach
7. Axel/Roxas/Xion, Kingdom Hearts
8. Taichi/Sora, Digimon Adventure
9. John/Nepeta, Homestuck
10. Heroine/Oichi, Pokémon Conquest

And then answer the questions here! )

Also, Merry Christmas! Have a good one, all you Christmasers out there. c:
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Okay, so I haven't posted since mid-July. Is there a reason for this? Well, sort of. I got caught up in work for my internship, and when I was done working for the day I was generally too burnt out to make a post. And when I wasn't I was probably playing Pokémon Conquest or something. :P And about a week after that ended, I left for Japan. So here I am, about a month into Japan and finally feeling like I have things together somewhat, so I decided maybe I ought to post! Besides, LJ has once again decided it would be a good idea to make a completely unnecessary and unwanted change, this time to the posting page, so I should enjoy this one that actually works while I can. :B

So I guess I'll just post some things from my life I've been thinking about. Starting with stuff about Japan.

Stuff about Japan! )

I think that is it about Japan, but let me know if you guys have any questions, or if you want me to get you anything! I will do it. I will get you things. You may have to pay for them depending on the price though. :P

And now on to some fandomy stuff!

new best fandom = Kokoro Connect )

And a dream I had (+new weird crush!) )

my life everyone. Well I think that is quite enough for one post! Don't worry, though; for anyone who's been waiting with bated breath for my next 100 things post, I'll try to get it up soon. C: (that's what he said)

EDIT: Wow I almost forgot. You guys remember the dakimakura case I mentioned commissioning from [livejournal.com profile] soltian a few months ago? Well, here's the finished product! Yes, it's Valmont. Did you guys expect anything else from me. c: Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh it's perfect though and I'm really sad I'm in Japan and not at home where I can hug my new dakimakura. I urge you guys to commission your own ones when she opens commissions up again next month or so! Because seriously. ♥
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So, I'm still trying to get back into the hang of this "posting regularly" thing. I'm not quite sure I've mastered it yet, but hey, anything more than one post every 3 months is progress for me. :B I was actually going to post yesterday as well, but I wasn't feeling so good and also I had to work on my final for my Fairy Tales and Gender class (a retelling of The Snow Queen with lesbians, woooo). But I am done with that now (the draft, anyway), and also I'm planning to start something that will hopefully get me posting a lot more from now on! But before I can tell you that story, I have to tell you this story.

this story is the Anime Boston con report btw )

Wow that was horrendously long. Kudos to you if you read all of it. Anyway, here is that thing I was talking about that will hopefully revolutionize my posting habits (i.e., make them existent)! :D



{Take the 100 Things challenge!}


I know I don't normally do stuff like this, but I saw [livejournal.com profile] burningqueen doing it and I was inspired. :D My topic is going to be 100 of my fandoms. It would probably sound better as something like "100 fandoms I am or have been in", but I never really leave a fandom, just kind of drift away from it for a while (which is what led me to think of the topic in the first place). I'm going to be posting them in alphabetical order, and I wanted to get the first one up tonight, but we'll see how much energy I have after writing this big long post. But if this works out, prepare yourselves for a whole lot more entries from me. I think you're going to like them. c:
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Well, I finally beat the Elite Four in Pokémon Black, which I think is a pretty good reason for GETTING OFF MY BUTT AND POSTING EVER. Team:

Seymour
Lily
Kiri
Randy
Nikola
Lydia
lv. 52
lv. 51
lv. 51
lv. 52
lv. 51
lv. 50


with special guest member

Shira
lv. 51


I hope there is enough stuff to do afterward to keep me occupied for a while. As for the story, I don't want to spoil anything, but I did end up getting attached to N. He's not such a bad kid, all things considered. And no, I'm not just saying that because of how much I like the Black/White/N threesome. Ash/Iris/Cilan is better anyway.

My life otherwise is exceedingly uninteresting lately. Found out today I had an ear infection, which is about as exciting as it's been. No luck in the job search so far, though admittedly I haven't found very many places I can apply to. Otherwise, I've mostly just been reading TV Tropes and playing Pokémon for the past few days. Haven't even been checking tumblr. That's when you know things are boring.

I have, however, become quite obsessed with fanmixes recently. At some point it hit me that I can download the darn things, since I don't have to be afraid of downloading things from the internet anymore. And so I have been. A few to recommend, if I may:
Names - Homestuck, Dave/John (companion to the beautiful fic You Are Dave Strider and the sequel thereto)
Our Summer Skin - Hetalia, Spain/Belgium (very soft and summery and pretty and oh look also it is one of my hetalia otps)
Don't Be Afraid - Baccano, Jacuzzi Splot (jacccccuuuuuuuuuzzzzzzziiiii)

And I'll be lucky if I finish this meme before this month's out. :|

Day 08: Favourite couple. (WARNING: image-heavy) )

[livejournal.com profile] theditz, keep an eye out - I found some more Ladd/Claire where I found some of these, and shall be updating my folder soon.

Oh right, also a thing I did was I had an anniversary on Monday. That was pretty cool I guess. ♥
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Ughh, I'm sorry for being dead to LJ for the past week. It's true what they say about Tumblr being a timesuck. It's all true. ;_; It's nice to have a way to kill a few hours, but that becomes a few hours every day and you have this need to go through your entire dashboard or else you'll feel like you missed something forever. I hope I can find a way to cut back, because I'd really enjoy not feeling like I wasted my entire day every day. ;___;

(Any tips to that end, btw?)

On the bright side, it is an excellent way to find fanart of obscure fandoms/characters/pairings you like. Just stick the name of a series in the search bar for example and oh god look at all the Prétear stuff they have. I would be so tempted to rewatch it if I didn't have enough things to watch already (that I'm never going to get to ;_;).

Speaking of. So I've started watching Baccano! recently, first with [livejournal.com profile] hoyvinglavin64 and then with [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom. You know what everyone says about it being a great show with an amazing dub? Yeah, that's true too. The New York accents. ♥ And oh my god, the characters. Basically, I am in love with Isaac and Miria. I want to be Isaac and Miria when I grow up. (Yes both of them shut up.) I do not know if it is possible to have a crush on a relationship, but every time they're onscreen I find myself squeeing just as hard as I would if it were some dude I was into in something else. So. :|a Also Jacuzzi Splot is my spirit animal.

Ughh I have been neglecting the meme too I am so sorry. I would feel bad shoving seven questions into one day, though; it worked for the song meme, but not so much for this, I think. So I'm just going to say I shoved it a week back, and hopefully I'll be able to catch up more daily in the future.

Day 04: Favourite digital monster. )
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"Canada tops, but America can't see him. He just thinks there's a bear floating above him while he feels things in the butt." - [livejournal.com profile] hoyvinglavin64

Since HG's been getting after me to post that quote up there, I guess I might as well make an actual post. So, sorry for up and disappearing for a week like that. Finals pretty much took over my life, which I gather is a thing that happens to a lot of people, but it is still something I should apologize for. But anyway, they are over now. Turned in the last one, in true me fashion, three minutes before the 11:55 due date. :B

So I've been home for a couple days. Haven't done too much except go to club, see Yuki, and play Pokémon TCG. I've finally built (with some help, of course ♥) a deck that actually has a strategy behind it and that I can actually win with. :O The only problem is there's never anyone on Lackey who plays, so if any of you guys are into the Pokémon TCG, let me know! I need new battle partners. :B

Also, I realize this should be common sense, but if you have a Mac, do not get the trackpad wet. Seriously. I got mine wet the other day and it spazzed out at me intermittently for like an hour. And if you do happen to get it wet, the option to disable it is under System Preferences > Universal Access, not System Preferences > Trackpad. :|

Better finish up that song meme.

DAY 22: A song that someone has sung to you. )

DAY 23: A song that you cannot stand to listen to. )

DAY 24: A song that you have danced to with your best friend. )

DAY 25: A song you could listen to all day without getting tired. )

Well, we can all see how well that worked at getting me to post every day. So now I will start another one~! Yeah, yeah, I know, but hopefully without school I'll actually be able to keep up with it this time. Besides, I need to convince [livejournal.com profile] birdboy2000 to do it. So here everyone, have a Digimon meme! :D

Day 01: How old were you when you first discovered Digimon? )
(List of days is here.)

Also, expect an AB con report to come... sometime. Whenever I can actually get myself to do anything. :(
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I bet you all thought you were done with seeing Pokémon rosters on your flists! >:D

Seymour
Lily
Kiri
Randy
Nikola
Lydia


Pokémon talk! )

Non-Pokémon things: I think it is Vethie Talks About Manga She Has Been Reading time again. Well okay, technically it is a manhwa but whatever. Basically I started reading Change Guy/Quantum Mistake a couple weeks ago and it is pretty amazing. Yes it is a bodyswap that is actually not most of the reason I like it okay. It is the characters, mainly, especially the protagonist. So adorkable. ♥ There are also some pretty dudes if that is your thing. It's pretty darn funny too, or at least, I think so. Went and bought a copy of the English version, because that is how I roll, and it was a very nice translation. I wish they'd done more volumes, or if they have, that I could find them anywhere. :x Basically, this is another thing you guys should read okay.

Speaking of translation, a couple quick bad translation things recs. I am making my way through a Let's Play of Pokémon Vietnamese Crystal and this thing needs a fandom or something, man, it is so great. It's also kind of refreshing to see the reckless way these guys play. I'm so used to rushing back to the Pokémon center at any sign of danger that it's an exciting change to see them powering through three trainers in a row with their Pokémon nearly fainted. Also Yu-Gi-Oh fans should follow this tumblr because it's hilarious.

Umm more stuff also. I am guessing the Homestickers on my flist have seen this already, but we have a stamping comm now: [livejournal.com profile] homestamp. So if you weren't aware of it before, you are now. Go forth! Be stamped! Vote on me!
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Well, it's been a while. That is me for you.

Pokémon update:
Seymour
Lily
Kiri
Randy
Nikola
Neil
(lv. 35)

Had to cut this because it was getting long but you should definitely read my rambles about my pokémon also mustache dog )

So um. I will try to keep this brief because I know some people are sick of hearing me talk about it, but I am kind of hooked on ponies. FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC IS SO GOOD OKAY @_@ You know how I don't cry at most fictional things? This show has me tearing up like no one's business. It's not even sad, it's just... heartwarming, I guess. So much friendship ♥ My favorite is Rainbow Dash because she is awesome and Buttercup, but I also like Fluttershy because she is me and Applejack because dat personality and dem freckles. <3 Not that I don't love the other three too, of course. And Spike. I love Spike. He's adorable. Anyway I just thought I would let you know that I am now whatever the female version of a brony is. (A sisny?) *draws human ponies because that is what you do*

Also [livejournal.com profile] help_japan continues to have amazing artists and bidding is open until the end of the month so I encourage you again to buy some stuff and help out! As long as you don't outbid me. :P

(Okay one last thing. Saw my high school's production of My Fair Lady with Tyma the other night. Good music, good acting, terrible ending, and oh my god there was so much Higgins/Pickering slash potential. "Why can't a woman be like you?" indeed. :D Tyma also suggested Higgins/Pickering/Eliza OT3, which I quite approve of. Somehow Higgins/Eliza is more bearable in that context, especially if they still hate each other. :B

Also I saw Daniel Radcliffe in How To Succeed in Business last week. Sooo coool man *_*)
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First of all, that earthquake/tsunami in Japan, oh geez. I know I promote aid auction communities all the time, but please check out [livejournal.com profile] help_japan. You can get some art/fic/icons/baked goods/etc., and Japan can get some help. x_x

Now I guess I'll talk about my Pokémon team.
Seymour
Lily
Kiri
Zebedias
Tim Burton
Sandra


I did end up catching some more males eventually, but Zeb is the only one other than Seymour on my team right now. The rest are all girls, even Tim Burton. Planning to switch her out for my Scraggy after this gym, though. I love Timmy, but her evolutions are ugly as sin, and come on, pantslizard.

Also had been using Kendra, my Whirlipede, up until recently, but she just didn't add anything to the team in terms of attacks or typing, so I went and replaced her with Sandra because electric gym. I feel bad, but you do what you have to do.

Also realized the problem with being all excited about a certain grass Pokémon... and having a grass starter. x_x I really want to raise a Whimsicott, but I dislike repeating types, and I never box my starter. Maybe after the Elite Four. ;_;

And
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THE ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS DID NOT CHANGE, DUMBFACES. >:|
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This seems like as good a time as any to talk about Pokémon Black! :D So after a harrowing bus trip and a ridiculous amount of rain, I was finally able to sit down and play for a couple hours. I've only just beaten the first gym and caught my sixth Pokémon, so this is my team right now:

Seymour, lv. 11
Lily, lv. 10
Patrice, lv. 10
Zara, lv. 10
Salina, lv. 11
Miina, lv. 10

yes I know it is the most basic team you can have shut up. I'm mainly just amused by the fact that all of them except Seymour are girls. He's accumulating himself quite the harem. :P I wonder how long it will be until I catch another dude. He will be the gay option.

Thoughts on the game itself: I strongly dislike the translation. All the dialogue seems so awkward and forced. Bring back Nob Ogasawara please. ;_; Not a huge fan of the graphics either, though I suppose I'll get used to them eventually. But the whole 3D, dynamic camera thing just... doesn't feel like Pokémon to me. Also Poké Mart in Pokémon Center and reusable TMs wuuut ruined forever. But I'm aware I'm just whining, so, anyway. Time to get in another hour or so before bed. :B

EDIT: Oh man, they finally made the Pokémon's eyes close when they fall asleep. Coolness estimation revised slightly upward.
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And now we come to the other part of the new names: the Elite Four and Subway Bosses.

You ready for this? )

On another note, I know the dub's been out since forever, but I just found these clips of Grell's dub voice the other day. Swooooon. Love it, perfect, amazing, et cetera. Not too crazy about "Bassy" (né Sebby) but the rest is spot-on. Also love all the added Romeo and Juliet paraphrasing (at least, I don't think all that was in the original). I need to get my hands on these DVDs... in a couple of years once the price goes down. x_x
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I continue to be caught up with most of my responsibilities. It is a ridiculous feeling. I am taking this chance while I still have some homework for tomorrow to procrastinate and LJ post. Can't let myself get too complacent.

So now I will talk about a topic very near and dear to my heart: gym leader names. As many of you know, the English names of the Gen V gym leaders (and a couple other characters) were recently released and confirmed by several reputable sources. Although Bulbapedia, the be all and end all, has not yet confirmed them, they're looking pretty official. Personally, I have mixed feelings, but mainly negative ones, which I will elaborate upon in this very journal!

Cut for those who want to be surprised when the games come out. )

In conclusion, stupid new translation company.

Speaking of Pokémon, I'm almost done with the requests from last post. Sure were a lot of Electric Pokémon. :B Requests are still open if anyone wants one! Just putting that out there.

Okay now I will do homework. Or eat, or something.
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HI NEW FRIENDS PART 2: [livejournal.com profile] lintwhite, [livejournal.com profile] missmorrichan, [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom, and [livejournal.com profile] vycey hiiiiii :3

Haven't had too much to talk about lately. Finally caught up on my homework and my sleep; let's see how long that lasts. I've also become a proper /vp/oreon in the past week or so. Posting to 4chan is addictive, let me tell you. I know, I never would have thought I'd be a 4channer either, but /vp/ is different. A good percentage of the time they are actually nice! :o Also the picspams.

And now (speaking of picspams) A PICTURE MEME THAT I STOLE FROM [livejournal.com profile] t_funster! (see this is why having new friends is good) (also happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] t_funster :D)

Pick a character from a fandom. Use any variety of pictures of that character that are already on your hard drive to answer the criteria.

Character: Grell Sutcliff
the grellest of sutcliffs )

Grell, you fine, fine woman. Stop being fictional already.

BY THE WAY if anyone else has any more Grell pics (and I know some of you do), feel free to picspam me in comments! As you can tell, I've already exhausted Zerochan's supply. ._.;;

Also, after drawing my Nuzlocke team for a /vp/ thread, I've been wanting to draw more Pokémon lately. So! This is where you guys can request Pokémon pictures from me. They will look like this or this; it's not high art, but it's free and relatively cute. Get your team, get your favorites, get whatever, get requesting! :D

(Also for Homestuck fans who do not follow [livejournal.com profile] whatpumpkin, I wrote a sonnet a few days ago. Maybe you would want to see it. :B)
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Happy Kwanzaa! Sorry I haven't been on much recently. Came home a week ago, spent the time between then and now mostly trying to beat my sleep schedule into shape. It partially worked. Hopefully I will not sleep through my birthday. :B

Also merry belated Christmas have some ramblings about Pokémon games and yaoi! )

Also guess what a meme. Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] lacie whoop whoop

I'm thinking of ten characters from fandoms people should know I'm in. Try to guess them by asking yes or no questions!

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6. Eridan Ampora ([livejournal.com profile] birdboy2000)
7.
8. Grell Sutcliff ([livejournal.com profile] kazekageshad)
9.
10.
11. DARTH MAUL ([livejournal.com profile] tymaporer)

Come on guys. :D

And since the year is almost over, here is my Time Capsule Meme thread again, if anyone else wants to post in it. :B
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Luckily, all the dares I've gotten do far have been very mild. :B

[livejournal.com profile] cheshirecgrin wanted me to do some origami and post pictures.



...it's a snail. Look, I didn't know any origami off the top of my head so I went with what the internet told me. :P I used to have this huge book of Pokémon origami, it was awesome. But oh well. Now I have a snail.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] cykotyks didn't specifically tell me to post this one, but I thought it was too glorious not to share.



Slowpoke in a tutu. Why? Only [livejournal.com profile] cykotyks's deranged mind knows. :P

que guay~

Oct. 7th, 2010 11:27 am
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I just had a Pokémon TCG game with a guy in Brazil. I don't speak Portuguese and I don't think he spoke English, but with my limited Spanish skills we were mostly able to communicate. It was so cool man. :D THIS IS WHY I LEARN LANGUAGES. THIS RIGHT HERE.

That and watching anime without subtitles. But mostly this.

(e: happiness meme)
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I've started reading this new manga called 7 Billion Needles. It is excellent and I am glad I was talked into buying it. The protagonist is a girl who would get along really, really well with Neku from TWEWY. Or maybe they would not because they both hate people. But they have the exact same mindset and the headphones to go with it. I would tell you about the plot but I'm not sure how much I can describe or should spoil. It is part freaky and part sweet and part awesome though. The only problem is that there are three more volumes to buy and I am but a poor college student. :(

I have given up on the Yu-Gi-Oh TCG for the time being. I have, however, gotten a fair bit better at the Pokémon TCG and even formed a semi-decent deck. I've even beaten people. :B Hit me up if you want to play me on Lackey, anyone.

Okay that is enough words. Have a wallpaper meme! (stolen from [livejournal.com profile] wraithi (again))
01. Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper at their LJ.
02. Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
03. Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on.


Now that I am on a computer where I actually change my wallpaper... )

...wait that is not the kind of meme that people can participate in. HAVE THIS ONE TOO (stolen from [livejournal.com profile] ludwig)

Leave a comment with the name of a series/fandom and I will tell you which people on my flist (including myself?) I'd choose to play the roles of the main characters. If there are a lot of main characters, tell me which groups/characters you'd prefer that I cast.

:B

e: ALSO HI [livejournal.com profile] cheshirecgrin YOU ARE MY FRIEND NOW
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I promised [livejournal.com profile] alacranita I'd do a post of foreign Disney song recs, so here it is. yaaaaay
Spoiler: Norwegian Tarzan rules )
Man that took a while. Also I thought I had more songs than this. :|

And, uh, look at what I found while doing this:

Looks like Japanese Fropin is canon. :B

Not much else to report. Worrying about college is taking up most of my time. Also, joined VDex. You know, that Pokémon thing. I doubt I'll keep up with it, but it's fun currently. Obligatory link to my dudes:
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So, uh. Dom Monaghan and Megan Fox beating each other up and making out in an Eminem music video. This is just kind of amazing to me. Song also contains the excellent line "Now you get to watch her leave out the window, guess that's why they call it window pane." Mr. Mathers how did I even survive the past few years without your music.
yes I like Eminem shut up

Also it seems like these Hunger Games books everyone's talking about are written by the lady who did the Underland Chronicles, whose name I'd shamefully forgotten. (Suzanne Collins.) Those books were super cool and underappreciated. I may have to read her new thing now.

Umm. I finally drew that genderswap. It was bad. Not much else to talk about. Maybe I do need to start up another 30 day meme. OTL

EDIT: Oh wait, Pokémon update. Got to Indigo Plateau, benched my Jynx, caught a Heracross instead. Am currently level-grinding and rock-smashing. It's slow work. I'll get there one of these days.

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