rinnia: (this is my badass hat)
Is it bad that, instead of finishing my overdue and 75% finished [livejournal.com profile] kurt_disney fic or working on my [livejournal.com profile] originalbigbang, I want to start a Puck/Kurt fic that's mostly about them playing video games?
rinnia: (this is my badass hat)
Is it bad that, instead of finishing my overdue and 75% finished [livejournal.com profile] kurt_disney fic or working on my [livejournal.com profile] originalbigbang, I want to start a Puck/Kurt fic that's mostly about them playing video games?
rinnia: (self-esteem)
From [livejournal.com profile] glamstarwee:

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble/ficlet of any (and I mean that, so you can go crazy and ask for things that I wouldn't normally ship!)  pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

Have at it, folks! Make me type!
rinnia: (self-esteem)
From [livejournal.com profile] glamstarwee:

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble/ficlet of any (and I mean that, so you can go crazy and ask for things that I wouldn't normally ship!)  pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

Have at it, folks! Make me type!
rinnia: (otp)
It's kind of amazing how, even when the universe seems to be out to reassure me and a lot of things are going just right, if my brain chemicals decide I'm not going to be happy, I'm not happy. And then, because things are going well, I feel bad about feeling bad despite my good fortune. It's a vicious cycle. Things go poorly, I get sad. Things go well, I get sad because I'm still sad. I'm on meds for my anxiety, but while they help with that, they don't begin to touch the depression. Ugh, I hate when I'm on a low. Good thing it'll be counterbalanced by some productive mania soon, I bet.

Anyway, as mentioned above, good things are happening! Allow me to outline them:
- Jaime's getting a subsidized student loan that will cover all our current non-student or medical debt.
- We both got iPhones! They are wicked. I am in love with "Cut the Rope". Cute, cute game.
- We're adopting another dog! Her name's Opal and we get her Friday evening. That one legitimately cheered me for a bit; I may have squeaked and jumped while waiting for Starbucks when I got the call.
- If I discount the horrid unevenness of the Kurt and Emma plotlines, Glee last night was actually pretty amazing. Santana just about broke my heart. Oh, and Puck/Lauren? Awesome. I'm still pulling for Puck/Kurt endgame, but Puck/Lauren is pretty good in my book. I can live most easily with that.
- On that fandom-y note, I'm 9700 words into my fic for [livejournal.com profile] kurt_disney. I think this is the longest thing I've ever written. It's kind of due tomorrow, and I'm nowhere near done, but I'm still proud of my progress.
- Jaime got me a gaw-juss coral necklace. It's not an exact match of my beloved Felicity one from when I was younger, but it's damn close and awfully nice on its own merits.
- I left off on the couples day of the video game meme. Which meeeans that I get to babble about my ship(s). Let's do that now, shall we?

The 30 Day Video Game Meme!
Day 07 - Favorite game couple
Squall/Rinoa - Souji/Yosuke )
All thirty days! )
rinnia: (otp)
It's kind of amazing how, even when the universe seems to be out to reassure me and a lot of things are going just right, if my brain chemicals decide I'm not going to be happy, I'm not happy. And then, because things are going well, I feel bad about feeling bad despite my good fortune. It's a vicious cycle. Things go poorly, I get sad. Things go well, I get sad because I'm still sad. I'm on meds for my anxiety, but while they help with that, they don't begin to touch the depression. Ugh, I hate when I'm on a low. Good thing it'll be counterbalanced by some productive mania soon, I bet.

Anyway, as mentioned above, good things are happening! Allow me to outline them:
- Jaime's getting a subsidized student loan that will cover all our current non-student or medical debt.
- We both got iPhones! They are wicked. I am in love with "Cut the Rope". Cute, cute game.
- We're adopting another dog! Her name's Opal and we get her Friday evening. That one legitimately cheered me for a bit; I may have squeaked and jumped while waiting for Starbucks when I got the call.
- If I discount the horrid unevenness of the Kurt and Emma plotlines, Glee last night was actually pretty amazing. Santana just about broke my heart. Oh, and Puck/Lauren? Awesome. I'm still pulling for Puck/Kurt endgame, but Puck/Lauren is pretty good in my book. I can live most easily with that.
- On that fandom-y note, I'm 9700 words into my fic for [livejournal.com profile] kurt_disney. I think this is the longest thing I've ever written. It's kind of due tomorrow, and I'm nowhere near done, but I'm still proud of my progress.
- Jaime got me a gaw-juss coral necklace. It's not an exact match of my beloved Felicity one from when I was younger, but it's damn close and awfully nice on its own merits.
- I left off on the couples day of the video game meme. Which meeeans that I get to babble about my ship(s). Let's do that now, shall we?

The 30 Day Video Game Meme!
Day 07 - Favorite game couple
Squall/Rinoa - Souji/Yosuke )
All thirty days! )
rinnia: (girly)
The 30 Day Video Game Meme!
Day 05 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were)
Rinoa - Peach - Rise )
All thirty days! )

Apart from writing up this meme for today, I also signed up at [livejournal.com profile] help_nz. I'm offering fics, folks! You can find my thread here. Any takers?
rinnia: (girly)
The 30 Day Video Game Meme!
Day 05 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were)
Rinoa - Peach - Rise )
All thirty days! )

Apart from writing up this meme for today, I also signed up at [livejournal.com profile] help_nz. I'm offering fics, folks! You can find my thread here. Any takers?
rinnia: (stupid sexy shadow)
Oh man, this meme is too good to pass up.

Tell me a (made up) title of a story, and I'll tell you what it would be about and/or give you a TINY snippet of it. Be sure to list the pairing too!
rinnia: (stupid sexy shadow)
Oh man, this meme is too good to pass up.

Tell me a (made up) title of a story, and I'll tell you what it would be about and/or give you a TINY snippet of it. Be sure to list the pairing too!
rinnia: (my brain)
Phbt phbt phbt phbt phbt phbt phbt.

Waiting for stuff in the lab. Got another hour to go. I want to go home and sleeeeep. Well, watch Modern Family and then sleep. Yes.

On a happier note, I was a total dork and signed up for [livejournal.com profile] kurt_disney with a vague idea of what I wanted to write, and then boom. The ideas all coalesced in my head into something that has the potential to be awesome. I'm really excited about it now. Of course, I just had to go and do this during what may be my busiest term of grad school. Maybe that's a good thing, though. Force me to give myself rec time. Hm.

And then on an anxious note, I get the worst buyer's remorse over stupid things. Like, I need facial lotion. My skin is touchy and I've decided that a Lush purchase would be the best fit. So, I throw a couple other things in. And then I waffle. For hours. For literal weeks. And after I've decided it's not wrong to spend some money on myself (even if it is like $90 for 5 items, which is sooooo egocentric in my head) and I hit submit (less than half an hour ago, after first putting this order together in December), I'm wracked with guilt. How could I do that? That money could've gone to... something... abstract... that I have no idea about... but how could I? This happens with everything I buy that costs more than $5. Hell, I wibble about spending less than $5 sometimes. Bag of scraps at the thrift store that's $1.99 instead of the usual 99¢? Complete meltdown. Not kidding - that's a true example. Not sure how to deal with this little corner of my psychoses. The panic attacks are (knock on wood) pretty much under control and the general anxiety has greatly lessened, though the depression is untouched by my medication and is only handled via what I've learned in therapy, but I still have these little tics that cripple me at odd moments. Like this spending money thing, or the way I sometimes synchronize my breathing to what I'm doing and/or repeat motions and I can't stop until it feels right, or how the volume on the TV has to be set to an even number or else my shoulders will itch.

Man, I did not intend this entry to be about my mental quirks. Guess that's what happens when you're over-caffeinated and under-rested and stuck in the lab after dark. 43 more minutes to go. Hm hm hm.

Ohhh, and one of the guys upstairs called me out on my lack of social skills today. I laughed it off, and he meant it in a humorous way and not a scolding one, but I could feel my face getting red as soon as he left and I was all shaky the next time I stood up. I wish I didn't replay scenarios in my head and think about what I could have done better. I wish I could let things go.
rinnia: (my brain)
Phbt phbt phbt phbt phbt phbt phbt.

Waiting for stuff in the lab. Got another hour to go. I want to go home and sleeeeep. Well, watch Modern Family and then sleep. Yes.

On a happier note, I was a total dork and signed up for [livejournal.com profile] kurt_disney with a vague idea of what I wanted to write, and then boom. The ideas all coalesced in my head into something that has the potential to be awesome. I'm really excited about it now. Of course, I just had to go and do this during what may be my busiest term of grad school. Maybe that's a good thing, though. Force me to give myself rec time. Hm.

And then on an anxious note, I get the worst buyer's remorse over stupid things. Like, I need facial lotion. My skin is touchy and I've decided that a Lush purchase would be the best fit. So, I throw a couple other things in. And then I waffle. For hours. For literal weeks. And after I've decided it's not wrong to spend some money on myself (even if it is like $90 for 5 items, which is sooooo egocentric in my head) and I hit submit (less than half an hour ago, after first putting this order together in December), I'm wracked with guilt. How could I do that? That money could've gone to... something... abstract... that I have no idea about... but how could I? This happens with everything I buy that costs more than $5. Hell, I wibble about spending less than $5 sometimes. Bag of scraps at the thrift store that's $1.99 instead of the usual 99¢? Complete meltdown. Not kidding - that's a true example. Not sure how to deal with this little corner of my psychoses. The panic attacks are (knock on wood) pretty much under control and the general anxiety has greatly lessened, though the depression is untouched by my medication and is only handled via what I've learned in therapy, but I still have these little tics that cripple me at odd moments. Like this spending money thing, or the way I sometimes synchronize my breathing to what I'm doing and/or repeat motions and I can't stop until it feels right, or how the volume on the TV has to be set to an even number or else my shoulders will itch.

Man, I did not intend this entry to be about my mental quirks. Guess that's what happens when you're over-caffeinated and under-rested and stuck in the lab after dark. 43 more minutes to go. Hm hm hm.

Ohhh, and one of the guys upstairs called me out on my lack of social skills today. I laughed it off, and he meant it in a humorous way and not a scolding one, but I could feel my face getting red as soon as he left and I was all shaky the next time I stood up. I wish I didn't replay scenarios in my head and think about what I could have done better. I wish I could let things go.
rinnia: (pretties)
They're finally introducing an Isul doll. Isn't he gorgeous? Just wait until there's a dandy version. I'll be $100 poorer.

So Laguna's officially in Duodecim now which... on the one hand, Laguna Laguna, but on the other, SOD OFF OLD MAN.

How do you guys feel about fanfic companion stories? Like, I read this one prompt that really intrigued me, but it's going to require a lot of set-up and will still (by virtue of the angsty prompt) have some far-fetched elements. I'd like to write it, yet at the same time I'd like to write the set-up I have planned and then follow it through to completion without introducing the big wham the prompt calls for. I guess in the end I'd have a branching fic - two stories that share the same beginning, but then take two decidedly different turns. Is that something that would be interesting to people, or should I just stick with one or the other?
rinnia: (pretties)
They're finally introducing an Isul doll. Isn't he gorgeous? Just wait until there's a dandy version. I'll be $100 poorer.

So Laguna's officially in Duodecim now which... on the one hand, Laguna Laguna, but on the other, SOD OFF OLD MAN.

How do you guys feel about fanfic companion stories? Like, I read this one prompt that really intrigued me, but it's going to require a lot of set-up and will still (by virtue of the angsty prompt) have some far-fetched elements. I'd like to write it, yet at the same time I'd like to write the set-up I have planned and then follow it through to completion without introducing the big wham the prompt calls for. I guess in the end I'd have a branching fic - two stories that share the same beginning, but then take two decidedly different turns. Is that something that would be interesting to people, or should I just stick with one or the other?
rinnia: (can't... contain... the happy...)
Alright, I absolutely have to rec this fic: The Best Lines are Online by [livejournal.com profile] aggybird. It's porny, but it's also sweet and believable and not melodramatic (which is harder to avoid in this fandom than you'd think).

There. My less-than-logical OTP is completely exposed. Enjoy the fic.
rinnia: (can't... contain... the happy...)
Alright, I absolutely have to rec this fic: The Best Lines are Online by [livejournal.com profile] aggybird. It's porny, but it's also sweet and believable and not melodramatic (which is harder to avoid in this fandom than you'd think).

There. My less-than-logical OTP is completely exposed. Enjoy the fic.
rinnia: (music)
I actually started taking medication for my anxiety about a week ago. I'd avoided it up until now, because... well... I was anxious about it. Vicious cycle, I know. I'm working on breaking it.

The first day, the meds made me so sleepy I couldn't even bring myself to get dressed and pack my backpack. I e-mailed work and explained the situation. The next day, I must've looked like hell, as I groggily met with my advisor and (after chatting for a while) he suggested that I take a week off and come back when I wouldn't be in danger of passing out in the lab. I took him up on that. So glad I did - I can definitely tell I'm getting used to it, and my panic is subsiding a bit already, but the attacks I've had recently have been brutal and I've done enough lazing around to make Jabba proud. Today, however, I'm perky as fuck. It's nice. I used to be a font of energy, and still am when I'm not panicking, so it's kind of nostalgic and familiar to be a spaz in the good way again. Jaime was amused by our lunch today. Instead of taking deep diaphragmatic breaths and frantically checking my pulse, I marveled at the wonder that was suctioning the bottom of my plastic cup to the table and insisted we play with the iPads in the bookstore afterwards. Hooray for Alex Classic™!

At some point in there, we saw Silversun Pickups in concert, which despite my drugged up state (I had to add two Ativan to the mix to survive the car ride and subsequent musical vibrations) was amazing. The first opening act, Henry Clay People, was pretty good - the music was decent, the performers were into it, the banter was amusing. Definitely fine for an opener. The second, however... I am apparently not a fan of Against Me! I did not like them. At all. Their sound was maxed out constantly at an eardrum-blistering level, their amps were covered in pretentious phrases that were absolutely unsuiting for their music, and the music itself. Man. Not my thing. I was entertained when people threw cups of ice on stage, though, as well as when the lead singer yelled back at a heckler, "Fuck you too, buddy. I am a beacon of love up here, and your facial hair is obnoxious."

So that may have mostly sucked, but Silversun Pickups. Silversun fucking Pickups. Holy god. I was a pretty big fan before, and now I'm hopelessly in awe. They're just phenomenal. They walk out on stage looking like they're from four different bands - the drummer in a yellow shirt with his long dark hair over his face, the keyboardist sporting glasses and a fedora, the bassist clad in a gray sheath dress and red slides (and her bass strap bearing a pattern of skulls), and the lead singer/guitarist bearing slightly stringy hair and facial shrubbery - and then they pick up their instruments and they're immaculate. That drummer is a human metronome, I swear; at one point the rest of the band stopped during a song intro and just watched him go. I have a pretty good sense of rhythm, and I don't think he drifted even the slightest bit. Not a beat out of place. Incredible. Plus, he sets one of the symbols up at the very edge of his reach, which makes for some pretty visually mesmerizing playing. The lead singer's pretty amazing too, as he clearly knows exactly what sound he's going for. He handles distortion pedals like they're part of him. His playing is pretty fantastic too, as is the bassist's, as is the keyboardist's, as is (as mentioned before) the drummer's. I liked their performance instincts too. The stage was bare. All they glitzed themselves up with were freaky-bright colored lights, which made for quite the show on their own, but didn't overpower the music. Then again, I don't know what could overpower music that good. Goddamn. It's just overwhelming how great they are. Oh, and as part of the encore, they dedicated "Substitution" to Hufflepuff House because "that house gets no fucking love." I'm not even a Harry Potter fan and I still think that's badass.

Speaking of music, I heard "Whataya Want From Me" in the Student Union and at Bed Bath and Beyond and "If I Had You" outside a pita place while we were walking to Mochi (for taro frozen yogurt, which is my culinary obsession of the moment. So good.). Nice to know Lambert's getting some airtime.

And, speaking of my obsessions, once I found out that you could write for more than one fandom, I caved and signed up for [livejournal.com profile] au_bingo:

My box! )

Any requests as to prompts/fandoms you'd like to see? I'm most comfortable writing for Final Fantasy VIII, Persona 4, and The World Ends With You, but I'm willing to branch out a bit. Also, I'm not sure if I should go for a blackout - sports and cyberpunk are not clicking for me. Ideas?
rinnia: (music)
I actually started taking medication for my anxiety about a week ago. I'd avoided it up until now, because... well... I was anxious about it. Vicious cycle, I know. I'm working on breaking it.

The first day, the meds made me so sleepy I couldn't even bring myself to get dressed and pack my backpack. I e-mailed work and explained the situation. The next day, I must've looked like hell, as I groggily met with my advisor and (after chatting for a while) he suggested that I take a week off and come back when I wouldn't be in danger of passing out in the lab. I took him up on that. So glad I did - I can definitely tell I'm getting used to it, and my panic is subsiding a bit already, but the attacks I've had recently have been brutal and I've done enough lazing around to make Jabba proud. Today, however, I'm perky as fuck. It's nice. I used to be a font of energy, and still am when I'm not panicking, so it's kind of nostalgic and familiar to be a spaz in the good way again. Jaime was amused by our lunch today. Instead of taking deep diaphragmatic breaths and frantically checking my pulse, I marveled at the wonder that was suctioning the bottom of my plastic cup to the table and insisted we play with the iPads in the bookstore afterwards. Hooray for Alex Classic™!

At some point in there, we saw Silversun Pickups in concert, which despite my drugged up state (I had to add two Ativan to the mix to survive the car ride and subsequent musical vibrations) was amazing. The first opening act, Henry Clay People, was pretty good - the music was decent, the performers were into it, the banter was amusing. Definitely fine for an opener. The second, however... I am apparently not a fan of Against Me! I did not like them. At all. Their sound was maxed out constantly at an eardrum-blistering level, their amps were covered in pretentious phrases that were absolutely unsuiting for their music, and the music itself. Man. Not my thing. I was entertained when people threw cups of ice on stage, though, as well as when the lead singer yelled back at a heckler, "Fuck you too, buddy. I am a beacon of love up here, and your facial hair is obnoxious."

So that may have mostly sucked, but Silversun Pickups. Silversun fucking Pickups. Holy god. I was a pretty big fan before, and now I'm hopelessly in awe. They're just phenomenal. They walk out on stage looking like they're from four different bands - the drummer in a yellow shirt with his long dark hair over his face, the keyboardist sporting glasses and a fedora, the bassist clad in a gray sheath dress and red slides (and her bass strap bearing a pattern of skulls), and the lead singer/guitarist bearing slightly stringy hair and facial shrubbery - and then they pick up their instruments and they're immaculate. That drummer is a human metronome, I swear; at one point the rest of the band stopped during a song intro and just watched him go. I have a pretty good sense of rhythm, and I don't think he drifted even the slightest bit. Not a beat out of place. Incredible. Plus, he sets one of the symbols up at the very edge of his reach, which makes for some pretty visually mesmerizing playing. The lead singer's pretty amazing too, as he clearly knows exactly what sound he's going for. He handles distortion pedals like they're part of him. His playing is pretty fantastic too, as is the bassist's, as is the keyboardist's, as is (as mentioned before) the drummer's. I liked their performance instincts too. The stage was bare. All they glitzed themselves up with were freaky-bright colored lights, which made for quite the show on their own, but didn't overpower the music. Then again, I don't know what could overpower music that good. Goddamn. It's just overwhelming how great they are. Oh, and as part of the encore, they dedicated "Substitution" to Hufflepuff House because "that house gets no fucking love." I'm not even a Harry Potter fan and I still think that's badass.

Speaking of music, I heard "Whataya Want From Me" in the Student Union and at Bed Bath and Beyond and "If I Had You" outside a pita place while we were walking to Mochi (for taro frozen yogurt, which is my culinary obsession of the moment. So good.). Nice to know Lambert's getting some airtime.

And, speaking of my obsessions, once I found out that you could write for more than one fandom, I caved and signed up for [livejournal.com profile] au_bingo:

My box! )

Any requests as to prompts/fandoms you'd like to see? I'm most comfortable writing for Final Fantasy VIII, Persona 4, and The World Ends With You, but I'm willing to branch out a bit. Also, I'm not sure if I should go for a blackout - sports and cyberpunk are not clicking for me. Ideas?

Catch-up!

Feb. 2nd, 2010 05:17 pm
rinnia: (exhausted)
I hate ketchup. Ick.

Moving on, I actually wrote ficlets! There are still five spots left on that meme, by the way, so if you have even the faintest idea for a little fic I could tackle, drop it off in the comments there. As far as other fics go, I have a few ideas I'm kicking around... maybe you guys could help me decide how to prioritize them? Fic poll! )

Alright, now it's time to share awesome things that I am not responsible for, but that I think are... well... awesome.
The Science Awesome - Hooray! Maybe now we can finally put that stupidity to rest, return to keeping people as safe from disease as possible, and move on with actual research into autism's origins, hm?
The Ad Awesome - The bad part is that CBS banned it from airing during the Super Bowl. The good part is that it exists at all. And the funny part is the commercial itself.
The Fandom Awesome - Double dose! Here; have a deliciously hipster-fied FST and a comic so grandiose I can only describe it as "grandiose".
The Girly Awesome - Want. So bad. Not only am I a big fan of Disney's Alice in Wonderland who's eagerly awaiting this live-action version, I'm also a bit of an Urban Decay devotee. I don't know if I can justify spending that much money on a palette, no matter how tempting it may be, but... those eyeshadows! So many possibilities!

Man, I had a big huge post all planned out for when I finally got the time to come back and write it, but today is kind of bad (read: anemic + that week + <5hrs of sleep = TIRED AND INCOHERENT), and so... I'll leave it at this. At least I got those ficlets written and those links shared. Success!

Catch-up!

Feb. 2nd, 2010 05:17 pm
rinnia: (exhausted)
I hate ketchup. Ick.

Moving on, I actually wrote ficlets! There are still five spots left on that meme, by the way, so if you have even the faintest idea for a little fic I could tackle, drop it off in the comments there. As far as other fics go, I have a few ideas I'm kicking around... maybe you guys could help me decide how to prioritize them? Fic poll! )

Alright, now it's time to share awesome things that I am not responsible for, but that I think are... well... awesome.
The Science Awesome - Hooray! Maybe now we can finally put that stupidity to rest, return to keeping people as safe from disease as possible, and move on with actual research into autism's origins, hm?
The Ad Awesome - The bad part is that CBS banned it from airing during the Super Bowl. The good part is that it exists at all. And the funny part is the commercial itself.
The Fandom Awesome - Double dose! Here; have a deliciously hipster-fied FST and a comic so grandiose I can only describe it as "grandiose".
The Girly Awesome - Want. So bad. Not only am I a big fan of Disney's Alice in Wonderland who's eagerly awaiting this live-action version, I'm also a bit of an Urban Decay devotee. I don't know if I can justify spending that much money on a palette, no matter how tempting it may be, but... those eyeshadows! So many possibilities!

Man, I had a big huge post all planned out for when I finally got the time to come back and write it, but today is kind of bad (read: anemic + that week + <5hrs of sleep = TIRED AND INCOHERENT), and so... I'll leave it at this. At least I got those ficlets written and those links shared. Success!

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