chibi_oniyuri: (Default)
2013-01-04 05:00 am

Resolution round-up...and some philosophizing

I've been a sorry state of absent recently. Mostly, it's due to too much gaming/plonking about the internet, but I'll admit that blogging is far from my forte. Too much typing, too much feeling like I'm putting out crap no-one cares about. Kinda tired of that feeling though, so... if no one reads this, great. Not gonna let that stop me this time xD

So, resolution round-up time....


2012 resolution results )


2012 synopsis )



So, 2013. This is the year I remake myself. I will not settle for anything other than effort. Without further ado:

2013 resolutions )
chibi_oniyuri: (Default)
2012-01-03 02:32 am

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Christmas and New Years went off without any family drama this year, which much pleases me. Some fools at the house behind us decided to set off fireworks to celebrate. Apparently, the cops were waiting around for just such an opportunity and came down the street within minutes, lights flashing, speaking "STOP THE FIREWORKS" over their bullhorn.... My dad, drunk off his ass, decides to yell out, "you'll never catch me!" I made for the door like a bandit, my mom and brother close on my heels. I'm still not sure if it was to avoid the embarrassment or to laugh our asses off, because both happened in spades.



Within the past week, my dad kindly told me that, by his estimation, I should have already given him two grandchildren.

This is not the first instance of this; in fact, he and my mother have been discussing my relationship status (or lack thereof) in depth over the past few months, with her arguing that I don't need someone to be complete and him stating my complete lack of interest concerns him.

I'm all of 25 and have told them multiple times not to expect biological grandchildren from me. I don't know how many times I need to tell him to get it through his head, but it's starting to edge from "kinda funny" to "downright irritating."



Resolutions for this year are none too impressive. Get a job is at the top of the list. Other things of note involve clearing off my "games to be completed" list, finally achieving 99 Runecrafting on Runescape, attempting to blog more often, and clearing out some of the clutter in my room. Then, there's the ever-present "be healthy", which has subgoals of: eating more healthy, nutritious foods; sticking to a regular workout routine of three days muscle training, three days cardio, and one day break (with the cardio days to be changed at my discretion - I may add cardio to the muscle days as I get into the routine); and to balance out my life a little bit. Which means I don't want to work or play too hard, and I really need to get back in to my spiritual side because it's been sorely lacking this past year and that makes me none too happy.



Still trying to figure out this "warm in winter" phenomenon we have going on at the moment. I can't think of any day in the past two weeks that's actually required winter coats. I never, ever, ever thought I'd root for cold weather, but we need a nice, hard frost to kill off all the buggies before they eat us alive later this year.



Late night is late and I should wrap this up before I ramble on too much longer. A belated Happy New Year to the f-list. May it bring more success and joy to you than the year just past!


And this is a wonderful opportunity to test out this crosspost function, yay!
chibi_oniyuri: (kismet)
2011-12-15 09:13 pm

:(

I am pleased with the holidays-finale of Person of Interest....

Now when will it be back on? ;_;
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2011-10-29 09:27 pm

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I'm too pic-shy to post a real photo, so have as realistic a photo as you're likely to find here:



Make your anime self here: Anime Face Maker

Link was provided by [livejournal.com profile] ella_bane

I'm tempted to make anime faces for favorite characters now. Oh dear >.>
chibi_oniyuri: (smile!)
2011-10-25 01:56 pm

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Having my day sucked away by pixiv.net. Can't read anything there, but the pictures are so pretty.

Probably not the best place to be surfing around on while at work though >.>
chibi_oniyuri: (slime)
2011-10-19 04:21 pm

Updates (read:I'm not dead yet, folks, really!!)

FANNISH NEWS:

So I picked up Final Fantasy 13 again while my internet was down. Cue several days of grinding in Gran Pulse. Chapter 11... or is it 12...? Anyhow, I'm trying to take out as many marks as I can my first time around. Why? Just to say I can, I suppose. Or I'm enjoying the game so much, I don't want it to end. My desire to "complete" a game usually sharply decreases after I finish the storyline. Final Fantasy 7, 9, and 10 were very much flukes in my long history of console gaming in that I replay them constantly regardless of how far along I am in the storyline (lost count of how many times I've "beat the game" on those), and I'm not ready for FF13 to go away just yet.

Anyhow, after playing quite a bit, I wanted to see what sort of fanfiction was out there. Because, you know, fanfiction prolongs the joy of whatever fannish thing I'm taking part in this time. Finding lots of Vanille&Fang fics (totally expected), Snow&Serah fics (they're canon, duh, Self), and.... Hope&Lightning...? Hmm...

Musing and pointless exposition ensue )

So I'm having fun digging through those. Not as many long fics as I'd hoped to find, but there are quite a few gems out there ^_^



In other news completely unrelated to fandom (read:irl):

I was informed last Friday that my last day working at the company I'm with now will be October 31. On that date, I will be laid off. And that the only reason they could employ me through that date was that they needed someone to open the office while my coworker that normally does such goes on vacation next week. ('Cuz, you know, getting in to the office at 0700 is so hard when you schedule everyone else but us two to be in at or after 0900. Good luck covering that after I'm gone, geniuses.)

Well, crap.

*Goes to dig up and dust off and polish up the resume, not that it did me much good in the year and a half since graduating from nursing school, despite supposed nursing shortage*

...Anyone got job search tips? Gathered from my last year and a half of fail at this, I...well, I could use the help.
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2011-09-26 08:40 am
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So, this has been going around my flist, and I couldn't resist <3

What Merlin character am I? )
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2011-06-07 04:10 pm

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So... I finally popped in a game I've had since Christmas.

Generally, I don't like wide-open RPGs. I like something with a little more structure a la Final Fantasy. It's the reason why I never got into Fable or Oblivion.

But this game that I started playing over the weekend in a fit of boredom... Dragon Age? May have heard of it?

I LOVE IT.

I'm currently playing as an elf mage (because I may have a slight fascination with magic... and hey, elves! With the ears! and the lore! and how cool are elves?!), and the story so far has been entertaining. There's a massive amount of back-story to go through, and codex entries to unlock, and - though I hate the prospect of this - several endings. There's the big bad villain, and then there's the people with dubious intentions, and there's morally gray topics like mages and elves. It's going to be a lot of fun to dig through the story and see if I can figure out all the nuances to the various cultures and "truths" that are embodied in this disk.

And I thought I grew out of my game-crushes, but Alistair? He hits every single button I have. He's blond (shallow, I know), charming, witty and sarcastic, and he has this hesitation that surrounds him for pretty much everything, and he's kinda good down to his heart (that I've experienced so far), and he loves his friends fiercely, mourns them deeply, and holds his promises of vengeance so close to his heart it's frightening, and he's valiant. (Though I wish a little less so... why did I teach you threaten, and why must you use it constantly then wander into the middle of a mob and die before I can heal you?)

Best of all? He honest-to-goodness made me blush with one of his responses last night. It was just....endearing, and sweet, and... probably hit another button, I'm guessing, one that I was not aware I had.

I'm also infatuated with Morrigan. She's very... err... sure of herself, very confidant, and she likes to rattle your perceptions of the world around you and yourself. She's observant, and she wields truth like a weapon sometimes. Only problem is that she seems to lack finesse, so sometimes she cuts so deep it hurts - not sure if that's on purpose or not, but she certainly doesn't hold back. She grew up in a different world altogether to what one would consider conventional, so her insights are interesting. And sometimes funny. I may or may not have reloaded my game several times to hear her rant about touching, all the touching, what's with the touching. XD

So, I'm throwing myself head-first into this. Thinking about playing while at work? Check. Playing when I get home? Check. Playing into inadvisably late hours before going to bed? Check. Ignoring all else in the pursuit of this game? Err... well, essentials will be done. Otherwise, check.

Let the madness commence!

Edited because...well, I thought of better word choices. I'm still not pleased with what I have as I don't think I've described it properly, but it's the best my mind is coming up with through the late-day haze.
chibi_oniyuri: (falling)
2011-04-29 11:13 pm
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>.>

Am re-watching the royal wedding, as I missed most of it the first time around. Feeling vaguely wrong as well, as the priest is giving a sermon about the sanctity of the union between man and woman, and I'm reading an epic slashy Merlin romance. Well, more like really wrong, but also really amused and kinda laughing at the irony, I suppose.

Err...pointless post is pointless, I suppose, but it serves as a notice that I am not, in fact, dead.
chibi_oniyuri: (Default)
2011-03-18 08:56 am
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Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] whiteadelphi and <lj site="livejournal.com" user="pi

you are lightcyan
#E0FFFF

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the spacefem.com html color quiz




I agree with everything, aside from the last bit. I'll admit that I generally have an optimistic outlook. But, I'm a realist at heart, and no one is ever telling me to turn down the wattage because my view on life is blinding them. Which makes me wonder exactly what I selected that made it turn out this way....
chibi_oniyuri: (pretty)
2011-02-04 09:09 pm
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BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

The Gwaine episode of Merlin just started, and I'm already cracking up. I thought people were slightly exaggerating about the hair tossing, but really? Really?

Really?

Three hair tosses while at the bar chatting up Merlin. Three. That's before the opening credits. Am I in for a good episode? I think so. XD



ETA: Ugh, this was the episode with the reviled cup toss. Not such a great time now.

And evil bandits are evil backstabbers. Literally.
chibi_oniyuri: (smile!)
2011-02-01 10:40 pm
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Many points to cover, so little time....

Living in DFW is usually a blast. I get metropolitan living without actually living in a population crush like LA or New York.

Today though, I bring to the table two complaints:

1. This weekend will be an absolute nightmare. I'll be ducking my head under my wing and being more hermit-y than normal until this whole event is over. I don't care what they say about the Super Bowl revitalizing the local economy. I'm mightily embarrassed that people from all over the nation are going to see how poorly we maintain our highways and major roads. Hopefully the potholes don't damage people's rental cars. =/

2. Coldest days on record in 15 years? I live in the south to get away from the below-freezing temperatures, and now you're telling me that I have to put up with possible below-zero temperatures? Not cool, mother nature. Not cool at all. >=O



On the other hand, this cold weather did ice things up rather spectacularly, and because of that I got to stay home. Still had to work from home, but instead of sneakily reading fanfic at work in the lull between answering calls and emails, I hopped on Runescape and blatantly played. It was great, got a lot of stuff accomplished on there.

Not so great: will have to brave the roads tomorrow, and I think the only difference between today and tomorrow is going to be the lack of rain. Roads will still be icy; nothing besides sand will be laid to encourage the melting of said ice because, oh yeah, we're not going to get above freezing tomorrow so it'll all freeze right back up again.

Just... if I don't post again, know that I enjoyed lurking and reading all your journal entries, and I wish I'd spoken up a bit more. I would have rejoiced with your triumphs and offered a shoulder to cry on for your sorrows if I wasn't so concerned that you'd be eying up my comment and giving me shifty-eyed side-glances wondering, who the hell is this and why are they commenting here?

Now, though, I need to go to burrow under my blankets and see if I can thaw out my fingers. Maybe I can coax the heater masquerading as a chihuahua into snuggling with me. Might even throw some Final Fantasy 13 from the comfort of my mattress into the mix. Sounds like a plan....




Also, finally figured out where to go to add links to my sidebar. I'm having conflicted emotions of jubilation because, hey, I can add links!, and shame because, goodness gracious, girl, how long have you been on this website? and you're just now figuring shit out?

That is all.
chibi_oniyuri: (Default)
2011-01-07 09:00 pm

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EEEEEEEEE! MERLIN JUST CAME ON SYFY! WHOOHOO!
chibi_oniyuri: (SPARKLE)
2010-08-10 04:38 pm

Some days, I really love my job

Totally just found a shipment that was signed for by a Jethro Gibbs. This Jethro Gibbs even lives in roughly the right region.

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<3
chibi_oniyuri: (slime)
2010-08-04 10:00 am
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Never played D&D in my life, but...

Here is who I'd be, apparently...nipped from [livejournal.com profile] whiteadelphi

I Am A: Neutral Good Halfling Wizard (3rd Level)


Ability Scores:

Strength-9

Dexterity-14

Constitution-11

Intelligence-14

Wisdom-10

Charisma-10


Alignment:
Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.


Race:
Halflings are clever, capable and resourceful survivors. They are notoriously curious and show a daring that many larger people can't match. They can be lured by wealth but tend to spend rather than hoard. They prefer practical clothing and would rather wear a comfortable shirt than jewelry. Halflings stand about 3 feet tall and commonly live to see 150.


Class:
Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.


Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

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2010-05-07 02:38 am
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Writer's Block: Bad trip.

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Whoo. This was a few years ago. First time I'd traveled by air in about a decade, and it was to see relatives in Germany, so I was psyched. We took off, started gaining altitude, and my ear started throbbing. A few minutes later, I wanted to cry in agony. A few minutes, an incredibly sharp pain and a pop later, I was completely fine and I forgot about it until we got to my grandmother's house. Cleaned my ears and found dried blood all over the Q-tip. Moral of the story: Don't travel when you've had a recent ear infection, even if it was three weeks before takeoff. >.<

And that was just leaving for Germany. Then, we have the lovely flight back. We encountered some difficulties on the flight from Frankfurt to Chicago that delayed us a few minutes. Customs wasn't so bad, but we then had to race from the international terminal to the domestic one, which apparently is on opposite sides of the airport. It involved a train and a bunch of those nifty conveyor belts. I think O'Hare needs to be revamped a bit.

We were late to check in to our connecting flight by 6 minutes and the guard wouldn't let us through. (This was after 9-11 and the minimal time to check in prior to departure was two hours. Haven't been traveling recently, so I don't know where things stand now.) The next flight wasn't for another six hours, so we sat around and did a bunch of nothing. My mother wasn't willing to spend too much money either, as international travel is kinda expensive, so I spent that time hungry and pretty thirsty as well.

Flight from Chicago to Dallas wasn't so bad, until we got to Dallas. There was a very bad lightning storm going on around the airport, and we circled until we could get an okay to land. Circled for an hour and a half, then had to head to another airport to refuel. Sat in Wichita Falls for an hour before the storm cleared up enough for us to head back to Dallas again and actually land as scheduled.

Was definitely not the traveling experience I'd hoped for. Still, it was so worth being there for my aunt's second wedding, and it coincided with my mother's hometown's 1000th year of existence, so there were a bunch of fun festivals and things. And it also coincided with the World Cup taking place in Berlin. Watching a bunch of people take to the streets in their cars after a German victory, tooting horns and waving and singing isn't a sight I'm likely to forget for a while. Totally worth every bit of discomfort in the plane, both going and leaving the states. ^_^
chibi_oniyuri: (touch the butt)
2010-05-01 05:05 pm

Fanfic Pet Peeve # 3

Oh no, so and so has stopped breathing! Let's begin CPR!

Which completely disregards the fact that, though the person has stopped breathing, their heart hasn't necessarily stopped beating. So, before your character starts in with the chest compressions, have them check the pulse first. Maybe even put their ear above the mouth to feel or listen for breaths that otherwise would be unnoticeable in the heat of the moment.

Maybe they should even go take a CPR class first. Those who have would realize that, before you start pushing someone's chest, you check the things mentioned above. Plus, they should give the person a few breaths before chest compressions. What's the point in forcing their heart to beat if the blood won't have any oxygen?



So, in summary: CPR = good, if breathing and heart have stopped. Otherwise, more damage than help could be done.
chibi_oniyuri: (=P)
2010-04-23 03:03 am
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Various manga reactions

Some day soon, I will make a post of some actual substance. For now...

In regards to Bleach 401 )

In regards to OP 482 )

In regards to Skip Beat 156 )
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2010-04-04 11:18 pm
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I've found a new fandom to utterly obsess over. Anyone heard of 1/2 Prince?

It's a manhua about MMOPRGing in the year 2100, when technology has advanced to the point of the games having "99% realism". This includes the ability to hear crickets, feel wind, and, yes, pain, though it's only 30% of what would normally be felt.

It's got elements of both shonen (with the battles obviously, but the main character is a bit violent and....messy) and shojo (with a love triangle and all).

It's just....<3

And, oddly enough, it's spawned a desire to go back to my mass RPGing ways....so....this weekend, as a study weekend, was a complete bust. Here's hoping I can curb the impulse to read and play enough to pass Thursday's test ^_^'
chibi_oniyuri: (hamster-chu)
2010-03-11 09:14 pm

Taken from [livejournal.com profile] whiteadelphi and <lj site="livejournal.com" user="rikk

Procrastinating on homework? Me? Nah... >.>

The rules:
Bold the statements that are true to you
Italicize the statements that you WISH are true
Leave the fibs alone

I miss somebody right now.
I don't watch TV these days.
I own lots of books.
I wear glasses or contact lenses.
I love to play video games.
I've tried marijuana.
I have been in a threesome.
I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.
I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.
I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.
I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
I'm totally smart.
I've broken someone's bones.
I'm paranoid sometimes. (More like all the time....)
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I need money right now. (Taking out a loan for a new car? Check. Working extra hours to make up for it? Check.)
I love sushi.
I talk really, really fast.
I have long hair.
I have lost money in Las Vegas.
I have at least one sibling.
I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.
I couldn't survive without Caller I.D.
I like the way I look.
I am usually pessimistic.
I have a lot of mood swings.
I have a hidden talent.
I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.
I have a lot of friends.
I am currently single.
I have pecked someone of the same sex.
I enjoy talking on the phone.
I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.
I love to shop.
I don't hate anyone. I dislike them.
I'm a pretty good dancer.
I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
I have a cell phone.
I watch MTV on a daily basis.
I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.
I've rejected someone before.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
I want to have children in the future.
I have changed a diaper before.
I've called the cops on a friend before.
I'm not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn.
I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.
I am shy around the opposite sex.
I have tried alcohol before.
I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.
I own the "South Park" movie.
I would die for my best friends.
I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.
I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all.
Halloween is awesome because you get free candy. (And handing out free candy is fun too. So's the dressing up bit.)
I watch Spongebob Squarepants and I like it.
I have dated a close friends's ex.
I am happy at this moment!
I'm obsessed with guys.
I study for tests most of the time. (Do well enough without it, but there's always room for improvement!)
I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.
I can work on a car. (Would've saved the aforementioned purchase of a new one....)
I love my job. (Both the one I have and the one I'm about to finish schooling for.)
I am comfortable with who I am right now.
I have more than just my ears pierced.
I walk barefoot wherever I can.
I have jumped off a bridge.
I love sea turtles.
I spend ridiculous money on makeup.
I plan on achieving a major goal/dream.
I'm proficient in a musical instrument.
I worked at McDonald's restaurant.
I hate office jobs.
I love sci-fi movies.
I think water rules.
I went to college out of state.
I like sausage.
I love kisses.
I fall for the worst people.
I adore bright colours.
I can't live without black eyeliner.
I don't know why the hell I just did this stupid thing.
I usually like covers better than originals.
I can pick up things with my toes.
I can't whistle.
I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snake's slither.
I have ridden/owned a horse.
I still have every journal I've ever written in.
I can't stick to a diet.
I talk in my sleep.
I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.
I have jazz in my blood.
I wear a toe ring.
I have a tattoo.
I can't stand at least one person that I work with.
I am a caffeine junkie.
I know what cosplaying is.
I have been to over 15 conventions.
I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.
I only clean my room when necessary.
I like a person of the same sex.
I love being happy.
I am an adrenaline junkie.