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Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:32
chibi_oniyuri: (Default)
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!

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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 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: (smile!)
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: (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.

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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.

*headdesk*

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: (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?! >.>

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