caligraphunky: (DURRADVENTUREHURR)
Friday, November 19th, 2010 09:57 pm
I don't even know anything about battling, so that doesn't really enter into my choices )

So some friends from work invited me to the midnight showing of Harry Potter last night, which explains why I'm so wiped out today. I don't know a whole lot about Harry Potter because I'd never seen the movies...or read the books. So I won't be talking too much about the movie itself because I don't know what constitutes a spoiler here.

I do want to talk about the action scenes though, mainly because every single action scene looked like this: )

It was still fun to go, even though I had no idea what was going on.
caligraphunky: (STOP.)
Sunday, November 14th, 2010 09:59 pm
OK, well NaNoWriMo is a bust. I should...wait and have my own NaDecWriMo or NaJanWriMo. Because November is such an awful month for me and I don't even see why it matters what month I do it in. I have been pretty much stressed out of my mind right now, considering my grade for two of my classes are riding on finals I have no confidence in.

November is pretty much my Lose-Confidence-In-Everything-Month, and I've been a little bit weepy about it, to be honest. Perhaps I could use a pep-talk? For now, Rifftrax Shorts are a pretty good substitute.

I can't recall what else I was going to talk about. I guess I will be studying like a boss. And also freaking out because I am overwhelmed. Like a boss.
caligraphunky: (Sparklemotion...I mean music)
Friday, November 12th, 2010 02:20 pm
List 10 songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your journal along with your 10 songs.

I got nothin for this one. The only comments I've got for them are 'this song is awesome' so I won't bother )

Dooon't want to do math homework, but I've got to do good on this next exam so I guess I have to. :/
caligraphunky: (You're even drunker when I'm pretty)
Friday, November 5th, 2010 08:58 pm

See, I make jokes at my own expense all the time, but when I say that I am late for every single bandwagon that comes along that is in no way a joke I really am late for everything

What are we all into now? Left 4 Dead? Maybe that'll happen! Maybe!

Speaking of things I am late for...NaNo has not gone at all well. I'm only about 550 words into it and I haven't even looked at the site because what is it going to do? Yell at me? Man, I've got other shit to do. I think I'll get all my homework done tonight so I can have the day and a half of my weekend not taken up by work to just be creative.

I'm not even looking at the site until I get it done. I hate it when websites tell me I'm a failure when screw you website YOU DON'T KNOW ME

Woah LJs source code just popped up. Why? Do I have a button for that? Which one is it?

Er...Also I had a math test. I'm not sure how I did because I always think I failed tests. I'm going to take my mind off it by doing my poetry homework. Yeah man, poetry. Sweet.
caligraphunky: (Baman...Baman Baman Baman...Baman)
Sunday, October 31st, 2010 11:20 pm
Ok you know what I promised I wouldn't do about NaNoWriMo? Freak the fuck out before it started. and not know where to go and give up on the whole thing. Guess what I'm doing right now?

Yeah. Turns out that I had two promising set ups for a novel, but one of them was more fleshed out then the other. Just now, in the shower, I had a good idea for a direction to take one of the leads (which was a main stumbling block for me), and now I think that one might turn out better but I don't know and hrrrrgh.

One is a way more original idea while the other keeps it in a straightforward humorous fantasy setting, but the fantasy one is the one with the better idea and blarglegargle I am just hoping that I don't talk myself out of this like I've done with so many other cool things in the past hrrrng

Maybe I should...flip a coin or something IDK
caligraphunky: (BWAAAAHAHAHAHA)
Sunday, October 31st, 2010 06:09 pm

Maaan tonight is pretty much going to be a writing-ween for me, considering I have creative Writing Prompts to do, re-apping into Mayfield, and NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow. I am not really ready for that at all, but still! I feel pretty damn good! I'm getting stuff done! Go me!

I just really have to figure out which of the three plots for my novel I'm actually going to use. But I'm still excited!

Also, my dad likes Cromartie High School. That makes me stupidly happy.
caligraphunky: (I'd get really bored)
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 09:54 pm
Sorry I've been ignoring you internet, but I've just kind of been in that state where I don't feel like I can devote any real attention to it. I feel bad, but there's not much I can do about it...

So, to hold myself over until I do, here's a meme I done stole from [ profile] shinyseaking.

Meg went to all that trouble sooooo... )
caligraphunky: (Gonna take your stick)
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 02:29 pm
The "What I've always wanted to tell you" Meme

Not a huge amount of time; I've got a lot to finish before class. I do want to note that taking care of these three pets is akin to baby-sitting the Three Stooges.
caligraphunky: (Step right here)
Monday, October 4th, 2010 04:15 pm
It seems I didn't understand how much I love doing roleplaying memes until I started to stop roleplaying.

Seriously, even I didn't know how much I loved roleplay-based memes. It's a powerful, heady love, of which the ferocity scares even me.

I guess I will have to do a 30-day gaming meme instead. Rather image heavy )
caligraphunky: (STOP.)
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 02:50 pm
OK I have changed from being drained from Creative Writing to being afraid I'll get shived at Creative Writing. Somebody is going to carve a dagger from a pen head and stab someone. It's building up to a fight, and one of these days...

I realized that I need to revise my story soon, but I'm a little afraid to look at what was written. Ridiculous, but true.

Sometimes I think toy commercials can't get any more annoying and then Tangled toys come out and sing about how you braid and braid and braid Rapunzle's hair and suddenly I'm driven into an acute rage and suddenly understand how wrong I can be.

I DON'T KNOW I'm kind of living for tomorrow when I might could get to hang out with RL friends and if not at least I'll have a whole day mostly to myself and can DO things like laundry or cleaning up my room or just playing a game I haven't gotten that far in. And any one of those things would be heaven.

Closing note: The only type of Tom and Jerry cartoon I ever like is when they introduce a character like the Neurotic Circus Lion or that one with the elephant.
caligraphunky: (Cute kitty)
Monday, September 27th, 2010 10:26 pm
I have had a lot of brutal classes, but my Creative Writing class is like a trial by fire. A forced march of the imagination. Corsned, where the critique is the bread and water and only those who are pure can swallow it lest they find their creative spirit convulsing and choking.

I learned to give critique in my junior year of high school, where you let people know BOTH what works and what doesn't. To get critique in this class is to believe that NOTHING in your artwork is effective, that you've done nothing right and if you have you certainly don't get to hear about it. I have to assume that nobody in this class ever learned how to critique. Even LJRP doesn't always get this harsh.

Not that I haven't gotten good suggestions or don't enjoy talking about writing with this group. It's just…there are times when I dread the class because I know I'm going to be emotionally drained when it's over. Even though my story already got critiqued.

I don’t even know what the point of this was, except that I wanted to rant and say that I'm surprised more people haven't dropped. We're down by only about 3, who I think might have thought the class would be an easy A and got scared.

Uhh...I guess so this has a little more content: This was my favorite urban legend in junior high. I'd completely forgotten about it and only remembered it after I read it on TV Tropes. I was going to do a whole story about two kids getting mixed up with the government after playing it, and I still have one of those characters as an OC. I should bring him out one of these days.
caligraphunky: (Astro-Boy-Toy)
Sunday, September 26th, 2010 07:10 pm
I've done this one before and I have guests over and I don't even care! )

Here's all my guys. Except [ profile] nyan_furtythr33. I'll be back to answer this after my uncle buys me a Philly Cheese Steak. Yum.
caligraphunky: (Goofin' off)
Monday, September 20th, 2010 11:19 pm
I'd make a future/anticipatory Pokemon team, but because my first time with any new Pokemon involves me going "Pokemon Pokemon where are all the Pokemon I want ALL the Pokemon yes even your crappy legendaries give them here what's that behind your back is that a Pokemon c'mon hand it over" I figure my team will take care of itself.

I am not excited enough to download the ROM, plus I don't much like playing console games on the computer, PLUS I don't need another Thing To Do...but I am dumb and giddy enough to start assigning personalities to Pokemon OCs, which is fun and gives me something to daydream about at work when I've got nothing else to think about.

So, I ran into one of my Creative Writing classmates while getting new pencils and a frappachino and we compared notes about stories and then just talked about video games for an hour. That was fun. I was actually surprised at how much we hit it off, and because my IRL social circle has dwindled to one, I was really glad to have a human connection that didn't involve work/my currently-one-other friend.

It occurs to me that I've been spending a whole heck of a lot of money lately, and while I kind of want to save more then I have been, I also know that I'll never again be in the position where I a) have money to spend and b) don't actually HAVE to spend it on anything. And also, my sister has moved out and now adopted a dog that she can't afford and IDEK I guess I just want to quit being the responsible one for a change.

Sigh...also considering finally dropping out of big and/or public roleplaying games, at least for a while. IDK, it just hasn't been all that much fun and it hasn't been that much fun for months, bordering on a year...or, er, however long it's been. I'd love to do some private stuff with friends, mind, but public games no longer really work with my schedule or drive.

Of course, I'm only about done with 25% of my flip-flopping on this, and I still have another 200 years of waffling to go before I make any decisions.
caligraphunky: (Boing!)
Monday, September 13th, 2010 10:40 am
Definitive proof that I am dull )

Nothing much else to say. Started playing Jet Grind Radio last night and I alllllmost don't completely suck at it. Am seriously embarrassed about a schedule mix-up at school. Thinking of doing a Nuzlocke run in Pearl (because I don't have enough to do apparently) and mostly just been living.
caligraphunky: (I COULD DO THIS ALL DAY)
Thursday, September 9th, 2010 09:21 pm
Dreamcast Upgrade!

You obtained: TECHROMANCER!

You obtained: RAYMAN 2!

You obtained: SONIC ADVENTURE!

You obtained: AV CORDS!

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! I am EXCITE. I will finish all my HW on Friday so I can have 100 PERCENT UNINTERUPTED DREAMCAST TIMES.
caligraphunky: (Oooh that's right...)
Monday, September 6th, 2010 06:02 pm
1. Grab a book near you.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"Bloated with confit de canard and vin de pays I lay awake for some time in my room, scanning the whitewashed ceiling for spiders, while out in the rain woodland creatures did shrill and gastly things to one another. It was good to have proper pillows again after eleven nights spent with my head cricked painfully against the sort of thing you would expect Gladiators to hit each other with, but I still couldn't sleep. The day's revelations had been almost uniformly troubling."

Still working along. Trying to write five more pages before tomorrow. Doot de doot. Signing up for a due date in the first two weeks is a big Never Again.
caligraphunky: (Exactly what it's like to be in space)
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 04:36 pm
Hahaha, it's amazing how I want to use my personal journal so much more now that I have all these nifty icons and can track posts and tags and all the other stuff I liked on the old sponsored.

I can never go back.

I've also got 20 more icon spaces to go. It's a bit like choosing candy.

Man, I'm trying to get my story for creative writing at least half-way done today (Shut up I've had six days over two weeks to do this and a million other things to do at the same time). It's not that I'm not having fun with it, but it IS work. And considering how far I go out of my way to avoid doing anything resembling hard work, I've been having a hell of a time with distraction.

Maybe I'll put on an MST3K movie that I've seen a million times so I have something to ignore while I work. But I'm curious: What do you guys do to avoid distraction? I don't actually have too many strategies to get around it.

Aside: NO casinos, my summer is over. I can't go play with you now. So stop sending me your stupid promotions. I can BUY one of your sweatshirts for about 1/25 of the cash it would take to earn as many points as I need. I may like gambling, but I'm not an IDIOT.
caligraphunky: (Immune to awkward)
Friday, September 3rd, 2010 07:13 pm
So, I went ahead and bought myself a paid account, because I'm the the position where I can afford it and not worry all that much about it. I also bought a big fuck-off userpic package, again, indulging myself. I've still got 58 spaces to fill. REC ME SOME ICON COMS MY SISBROS.

I've still got my story to write but I am not in the groove. Tomorrow probably will be the Grand Writing Day where I write my fifteen pages and tag with any kind of speed and maybe even get critiques done. I won't be wanting to go anywhere after work anyway.

Oh, man, my head is spinning. I was gonna continue that 30 day meme after getting away from it from so long but maybe later.