chibi_oniyuri: (slime)

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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Tuesday, 7 June 2011 16:10
chibi_oniyuri: (smile!)
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'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.

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Friday, 4 February 2011 21:09
chibi_oniyuri: (pretty)

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?


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: (=P)
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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Sunday, 4 April 2010 23:18
chibi_oniyuri: (Default)
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 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: (SPARKLE)
Chapter 590 spoilers, click at your own risk )

(I’ve been practicing so much self-restraint. Couldn’t keep myself from reading the chapter at work as soon as I saw it was out, but I did manage to nix any squeals before they came out of my mouth! Yes, this is an accomplishment.)
chibi_oniyuri: (ILU)
I had nothing better to do yesterday than go through the pictures saved to my computer. Went through my userpics file and was amazed at the collection I had.

So, I culled my favorite userpics from the selection I had loaded here, added my favorites that I had saved on file....Now, I have 20 of my favorite userpics loaded. I am most pleased with my current selection. Most pleased.

To make this post actually worth it, I should state something profound.




I hate Mondays. And I'm wearing the ugliest pair of black shoes I've ever had the displeasure of seeing, but they are probably the most comfortable pair I own, aside from the black slippers that feel like clouds. Honestly. And I've always been more of a comfort versus fashion kinda gal.

Also, so glad that the temps warming up. Last week, we existed in the teens to thirties, depending on which day of the week it was. This week, we get mid-fifties. Oh my god, thank you!!

Assassin's Creed is eating my brain. I think I posted that last time, but I thought I'd restate it, as it still applies. Fanfics, gaming, fanart....

Can't wait for One Piece to get back on a regular schedule. Am still tingling from the awesomeness of the last chapter, and that was how many weeks ago now?

School starts back up next week. Tuesday, to be exact. Can't decide whether I'm excited or not. Oddly enough, it concerns the same point. It's my last semester! Holy shit, it's my last semester!

Also, this time a year from now, I'll most likely be moved out of my parent's house. Heck, half a year from now. This prospect terrifies me. Utterly. I'm paranoid, jump at the tiniest of sounds even when in the house with others. Imagine how much that'll be magnified when I'm all alone in my own residence....Oh jeez, freaking out already. Need to stop that XD

Christmas was good. Gave my dad a jersey of his favorite player. The two hours and three shops visited and crowd fighting was worth it for his reaction. Mom got a blue topaz necklace from me. Brother got The Zombie Survival Guide. In return, I got a guitar, two sets of pajamas, an exercise ball (and yes, I really did want that), the third season of Criminal Minds, a Barnes and Noble gift card (that, for the first time in years, will not be used on textbooks!!), and a new PS2 controller, as mine was spazzing out and randomly saying it wasn't connected to the PS.

Hmm....I think that's it.

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Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:56
chibi_oniyuri: (Default)
Muse bit me in my bum while I'm at work. Am secretly typing away in between answering the phones and working on my report. Am glad at times like these that I work on my own laptop that I tote back and forth to work.

It's for the Assassin's Creed universe. The game is eating my brain. For serious. I play it, I dream about it, I wait anxiously for updates for the stories I've found about it. Apparently I think about it when I should be working, and feel the need to write about it as well before I forget or lose the feelings involved in it. Serious stuff, indeed.

And here be a snippet of what I've worked on so far. Concrit, maybe? )

Drive in was fun this morning. Rain fell last night or in the midmorning, and then the arctic front hit and froze roads. The Parents are protective of us and made us stay home until the roads cleared up, so I didn't make it in to work until 10:30, three and a half hours after I usually do. Still, it's a quiet day, so there aren't that many problems with it. I only hope it doesn't repeat tomorrow.

Also, would like warmer weather now, please. We have a high of thirty Fahrenheit today. That sounds cold enough, and then you say negative one Celsius and it gets all the much colder. That's not factoring in wind chill. It's cold. I want my warmer winter weather back. ;_;


Monday, 4 January 2010 11:42
chibi_oniyuri: (curses!)
I feel like crying. Seriously. Big, fat tears of despair.

Into a new fandom. Assassin's Creed, particularly. This game has consumed me since my brother got it for Christmas, and while I'm not too fond of the overarching plot, the individual ones are intriguing. Naturally, the only place I know of to get a decent amount of fiction to peruse is the pit.

Why? Why?! I want to poke out my eyes every time I see a summary about someone playing their Xbox and getting sucked into the game, or about the main characters being protected by original characters. These are master assassins, people, nearly legends in the assassin line, and I really doubt your rinky-dinky female whose family was murdered two weeks ago can really match the abilities of someone who has years or, in one case, a lifetime of experience. Seriously.
chibi_oniyuri: (op)
Chapter 569 spoilers be warned )

*goes off to search for epic one piece icons, since I just realized my gross negligence in obtaining some*
chibi_oniyuri: (hamster-chu)
AHAHAHA. I have a test in seven and a half hours. What am I doing? Playing Kingdom Hearts. Yes, I fail at life.

In other news, nearly beat Kingdom Hearts on normal level. Got the urge to start over (the reason why I have so many games sitting on my not-finished list), decided that normal was too easy a mode at the same time, and so started an expert new game. Leveled to 20 before leaving Destiny Islands (TOOK FOREVER, LET ME TELL YOU. SELPHIE, YOU AND YOUR TECH POINTS ARE A GODSEND AND A TORTURE ALL AT ONCE).

Cut for more gamer rambling )

And, in the last bit of news before I head for bed....

SAKJNAOINHAEHJNAEKLYN!!! HOLY COW!!! OP, you get more and more awesome every week! Is it bad to ask for the new chapter already?! >.>
chibi_oniyuri: (happy sai)

You are a Clueless Uke!

Having a good time is what you're all about. You're satisfied just to have someone to eat hamburgers and play video games with, and are completely oblivious to other's manipulative behavior. You don't expect much, and that can be a good thing. You're perfect prey for the Opportunist Seme, who might take advantage of you, but you probably won't even notice, or really care, as long as you're enjoying yourself.

Most compatible with: Opportunist Seme, Romantic Seme

Least compatible with: Sadistic Seme, Don't Fuck With Me Seme

What seme or uke are you? Take the experience at, or find merchandise here.

Read more of the same here - an more in-depth look )

OK, so....It's been awhile. Actually, that's probably an understatement.

Nursing school is going well, so far. Just finished my second semester, and I'm taking advantage of my two weeks off to catch up on all the things I've missed this semester. Video games, here I come!

As an aside, my oma is in the country for a month, so good food and good times will be had. She's here because my brother is graduating from high school in two weeks. ;_; I feel so old, despite the fact that I'm only four and a half years older....

Anyhow, not sure how much family will be coming to see him walk the stage. I know my German aunt and uncle will not be able to bring their families, because the former is building a new house and has no money and the latter has been affected by the economy and...has no money. Sadly enough, we have tons of family up in Wisconsin as well, so you would think that, hey, distance is much closer, so we'll get tons of family from there!

Cut for old family drama and rambling musing )

And...uhh...what else?

New manga I've recently picked up: Fairy Tail, Vampire Knight, One Piece (ok, this one's not so new, I've been reading it since New Year's Eve, curses to [ profile] pi90katana and [ profile] whiteadelphi and all your talking about how awesome OP is)

New anime I'm watching: err....Skip Beat? One Piece has the same explanation as above.

Anyone else read or watch these and have any comments on them?

LOVE <3!!

Thursday, 14 February 2008 19:00
chibi_oniyuri: (kenshin 2)

I do not have a significant other to celebrate this commercially-driven day, but still I celebrate. I now have chocolate.

Love ya too, Mom!!

In other news, I feel ridiculous. Today's moral: Never go to the store on an empty stomach. I went in for lunch and walked out with meals for the next four days and enough pastries to fill my family for a week.


Also, darn muses. Curse you!

And no, none of this is supposed to make sense. Unless you are well-versed in the language of sugar-highs....


Saturday, 26 January 2008 16:20
chibi_oniyuri: (hamster-chu)'s been a while, yes?

Things are going well here.... Alright, fine. Decently. Things are going decently here. Another semester at school has started. I'm enrolled in German II, Intro to Sociology, a chemistry course, and I'm taking Creative Writing online. All are fun so far, though CW is kicking my tail. We've started out learning and writing poetry, and I hate poetry. Or, more-so, I hate poetry I can't understand, and most of the ones the author of my textbook has chosen fall into this category. I find it difficult to write as well, but that's something I'll have to suffer.

On the other hand, CW has stirred some juices. Or maybe my muse has rejuvenated. Whichever it is, I am writing fanfics again. Whippee!

I also welcome a new fandom on board, and I blame [ profile] whiteadelphi for it all. I have fallen headfirst into TMNT, and I'm loving it. Seriously.

I've also recently fallen several levels in Fanfic Hell. Though I'm not really willing to go into details, as it's a guilty pleasure, rest assured that I'm loving that too.

Last time, I wrote that I'd applied to nursing school. Unfortunately, I didn't make it in. I will be applying again. I'm crossing my fingers this time.
chibi_oniyuri: (pretty2)
House premiered tonight! Yay!

"Hmm...this kidnapper is...bold..." FTW!

In other news, school is going well. I was able to stay in Spanish, and I'm having the first test on Thursday. Every other class is going well. The work piles up, but I enjoy it.

Application to nursing school is due this Friday. I have nearly every bit done. Ironically enough, the part I thought would be easiest (getting my various transcripts) is a pain in the arse, and the bit I figured would be difficult (getting a TB test after I was re-enrolled on my father's health insurance) was a breeze. Tomorrow, I'm going to call up a university and complain. I sent in a transcript request on Friday marked "same-day processing", and I still haven't heard anything from them.

Other news...errr....nothing, really. I'm re-reading Buso Renkin right now, and am reminded of how much it made me laugh the first time around. I can't wait for October, as many of the manga I'm following release new volumes then. Just 10 more days....

At Wit's End

Wednesday, 29 August 2007 22:01
chibi_oniyuri: (the room)
Hmm, it's been a while. Despite that, not much has happened at all.

I spent summer taking classes at the community college to prepare for my application to nursing school, which I am currently filling out. When I wasn't at work, I was enroute to class or in class. Otherwise, I was sleeping off my exhaustion.

Now, I'm taking regular, fall-semester classes: Anatomy and Physiology II, German I, Spanish I, English Comp II, Principles of Fitness and Wellness, and Yoga. I may be dropping the Spanish if my schedule isn't rearranged. The system had a brain fart and signed me up for MW 1220 classes, which probably wouldn't be a problem if I hadn't arranged all class days for Tuesdays and Thursdays so that I could be at work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I'll find out the results of that tomorrow.

I've recently turned 21 and avoided greeting the day after with a hangover, mostly by refraining from telling friends of the upcoming day.

The renters that lived in my old house (alright, my parents' old house, but I lived there as well) recently moved out, leaving behind roach colonies, stained carpets, multiple holes in the walls of every room, and beer cans galore. My dad flits between selling the house and keeping it, but we have to fix it up either way, and it's a giant pain in the bum.

And last but certainly not least, my oma is coming to stay for a month in exactly one week. I'm beyond excited.

In other news, Harvest Moon is eating my soul, and Draco Malfoy and flesh-eating zombies are invading my dreams. Dreams containing the former are much more pleasant than the ones containing the latter. I'm walking around in a haze brought on by insomnia, because I am now wary of falling asleep and being consumed in my dreams. It's gotten to the point that I stay up incredibly late in the hopes that I will fall into an exhausted, dreamless sleep. That typically backfires because I "see" things after everyone goes to bed and am terrified of every shadow. Any advice anyone can give will be welcome, as I'm going on a month of minimal sleep and it's really become a bother.

Huh...perhaps more has happened than I thought. It looks more...impressive written down. That's all for now....


Saturday, 7 April 2007 22:07
chibi_oniyuri: (kenshin)
So, it's April. In Texas. Which means spring has officially begun and all that nice stuff. It should soon be hitting the 80s and we'll all be walking around in our spring clothes, lamenting May and the beginning of the heat waves.

So why exactly is this white stuff falling from the sky?

Yes, that's right. It's snowing. In April. It boggles the mind. My speech teacher has lived here for 50 years and said, that he remembers, it's never snowed this late. It didn't stick, but it's the thought that counts, right?

The Whining )

The Movie )

And the Nostalgia )

The Quiz )

Well, I suppose I've blathered enough for the night. *slinks off for studying*

Edit: That wound up coming out longer than expected. I suppose I'll do the courteous thing and lj-cut. ^_^
chibi_oniyuri: (Default)
I rented Howl's Moving Castle Sunday evening and I finally got around to watching it. I am so glad I did, as it was an awesome view.

After I finished, I decided to surf around and see what other people thought of it. The majority of it was a lot of, "Umm....I didn't really get it. The art's good, but the story is choppy and wacked-out." Or maybe that's my biased opinion.

The story is plot-heavy and layers thick, and if you stop paying attention for even one second, you miss a critical scene or sentence that will further your understanding. After the scene with the propaganda, I was wondering why this bit about this missing prince was even there. I was like, "So what if he's missing, there's more important this war, for instance, going on. And why is this war happening anyway, that hasn't been mentioned yet!" And after the ending, it was like a lightbulb went off. "So that...connected to that...means that....ahh. I understand now. Wow, that was brilliant!"

So, yeah, it's a movie you may have to watch more than once to understand. And with every new viewing of it, understanding of another layer will dawn. The animation more than makes up for the extra viewings, though. And the voice acting was, in my opinion (which I've been told isn't reliable in this area, just FYI) was excellent. It was a wonderful mix of romance, intrigue, action, mystery, and plot. Right up my alley, which is probably why I enjoyed it so much and thought all the less-than-stellar reviewers are a bit batty.

Thanks, Krinda! You've spawned another obsession! Now I'm off to see if there's fanfics out there about this. If you have any suggestions, feel free to comment on them.
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