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And now that I have that out of my system, I'll try to be more coherent. So, as I mentioned in the Animazement con report, (I think) I'm going to go to Anime Mid-Atlantic this weekend. ^_^ I'm not going to be technically cosplaying, though I've got the materials for a Naoto cosplay. I have, however, got together a pretty nice steampunk outfit. :3 Definitely looking forward to showing that off on Saturday! Naoto will have to wait until Dragon*Con, NekoCon or Anime USA, if I can make either, I'm afraid.

Anime USA is looking a little grim, since it's during Thanksgiving and if I skip out on the annual Faust family Thanksgiving gathering in order to go to a larger gathering in Virginia oriented towards people who like watching Japanese cartoons, reading Japanese comics, and playing Japanese video games in order to dress up as a video game character, hear other people talk about cartoons and video games, and meet people I know from the Internet, I'll pretty much be the subject of gossip for years to come. As you have probably inferred, I am not exactly on great terms with my dad's side of the family. My mom's side of the family is a lot more supportive of my quirkier hobbies-- in fact, my maternal grandmother is helping me to put together the cosplay.

Speaking of steampunk, I'm working primarily on the Trin rewrite at the moment, along with a fanstory worldbuilding guide that's very nearly finished. The first chapter of Trin is almost done but I keep getting stuck on the fight fgsfds. It's been way too long since I've had to write a fight scene with multiple characters. ._.; I don't know how I pulled it off the first time I wrote Trin since that was pretty much the first time I'd ever written one period, even though looking back on it the whole thing was really clumsily written. Not just the fight scene, everything about it was. *sigh* Oh well. At least I've improved in the, it's been two and a half years. >_> I feel old.

Next big deal: I have a regular paycheck coming in yaaaaaaaaaaaay. This has lead me to some realizations. Realization the first: I have a love/hate relationship with Failtop. I love Failtop because using it means I can be on the Internet and have instant access to writing and music most of my waking hours. I hate Failtop because the former applies only when it feels like cooperating. I've probably got a small compendium of knowledge on how to deal with the many, many hardware issues Dells have and the many, many software issues Windows has. It's gotten to the point where I've started researching workarounds in advance just in case they happen, because they probably will.

For those not in the know, Failtop is my laptop. I call it Failtop because it fails. It's had a host of technical issues ever since I've gotten it, most of which are too numerous to list in this post. Later, perhaps. ;)

Now, realization the second: I would love to have a gaming-quality rig to play SL and FFXI on. Both games...well, they work on Failtop, and that's about the nicest thing I can say. FFXI runs much better than SL, which sputters out on me pretty frequently and goes into the software equivalent of cardiac arrythmia every time I walk into an area with more than four people. I literally have just the bare minimum of the video card specs they ask for. Furthermore, Failtop doesn't have nearly the level of storage space I would like, and those 350 gig hard drives look awful shiny from where I'm standing, what will the mere thirty gigs of space I've got left on Failtop. Also, the wireless on Failtop works erratically at best, even with a functioning adapter thanks to [ profile] feathertail . A desktop in my own room seems like a blessing right now. >_> And I miss being able to use an actual mouse. And I'll be able to install Mint using a live CD and BE FREE OF THE WINDOWS CURSE FOREVER HOORAY! That would be a truly exciting event.

There's just one catch-- I've never rigged before. I know how a desktop is put together, but there's a difference between knowing that and actually being able to put one together. Needless to say, that makes me a little nervous, since I might accidentally set it up the bomb or something. And an exploding computer would be bad, especially if I'm nearby. So, yeah, I'm going to have a lot of research to do. >.> Especially in terms of hardware compatibility for...well, just about everything, including the games. SL in particular is finicky about video cards, it seems.

Anyway, I seriously considered getting a fursuit instead. The catch is, I really want to make my own, as it's more personal that way, but I'm not that good at sewing yet, which is why I want to start with costuming. Hopefully I can put that together soon. :3 I'll work on a personal ears-and-tail set first, of course-- gotta start small!

...Well, that was a lot of backlog. ^^; Anyway, I may or may not post the WB essay tomorrow, if I don't...well, it's not gonna be up 'til Monday at best, I'll be too busy with AMA. Also, expect pics per usual. :D

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Courtesy of [ profile] chimoari again. :,D

1) What is your favorite movie/anime and why?

Tough one. :/ I strongly prefer books, sequential art, and games over movies and animation, so I'm going to opt out of this question. Unless Abridged Series count, in which case I wouldn't be able to pick just one. :P

2) If you were given a credit card and had 24 hours to use it on whatever you wanted, what would you get?

Where do I start...? Some custom parts for a gaming desktop, several month's worth of groceries for 

[ profile] feathertail , a fursuit, a small house in Vermont/Maine/Nova Scotia (I don't care if credit cards don't work that way, I'd find a way to make it work), a lifetime supply of ice cream using organic ingredients only, a motorcycle and lessons on how to operate it, a moving van to move all my stuff to my new house in Vermont/Maine/Nova Scotia, all the avatars and avatar accessories I could ever want in SL, as long a subscription as I can get on FFXI for both myself and [ profile] feathertail , gift cards for various shops so I could give them to people who need/want them, video games and consoles for [ profile] chimoari and myself, and a ton of bulk cases of energy drinks.

Please don't ask me how I would be able to get this all in one day.

3) What is your ideal vacation?

Conventions. ^_^ Especially when it involves getting to meet people I know from the Internet.

4) Which of the Seven Virtues would you say is most important to live by?

Charity. We can't live without it, literally.

5) If you had the ability, and it was within the laws of physics, to briefly bring one fictional character to life, who would you want to meet?

A djinni/genie so I could have the wishes.

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM EDIT: HEY MEIN GUYZ INTERVIEW WANT AN INTERVIEW??? Post five questions in a reply to this, blah blah blah, you probably know the drill.
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[Error: unknown template qotd] Limyaael's Fantasy Rants. <3 Very, very enlightening and helpful. It's influenced some of my own work-- the Disciples of Alchiba, Rogues' Nation, Bardis Eliyé, and most of the other criminal organizations I've created are inspired by her own rants on thieves in fantasy stories. At any rate, she hasn't updated for a while upon my last checks, but they're still relevant and definitely worth the read.

(Aaaaand I really need to upload some of my own junk and stop doing these. ;_; I can't help it, they're addictive!)

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[Error: unknown template qotd]Sehnsucht, a German phrase meaning "desperate yearning," is pretty much my favorite word in any language ever. >.> Something about the word itself captures the spirit of desperate yearning itself. And the concept behind it-- wanting beyond all reason something you can never have-- pretty accurately describes how I feel about my fursonas.

Actually, that feeling really needs a post to itself, since it's kind of hard to describe without getting wordy. More on that later, I guess?

TF Meme!

Jun. 5th, 2009 02:10 am
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Stolen from DeviantArt, dunno maker, etc. I put way more thought into this than most sane people would. >_> Except I'm doing a TF meme so obviously I'm not sane anyway.

I can hear it calling/The beast inside of me/It's trying to break free... )

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[Error: unknown template qotd]I don't have a cell phone period. ;_; I really want a smartphone too, just for convenience's sake. But...they're expensive. ^^; My uncle has some really neat ones, too, have to say I'm pretty envious. I thought about asking for one on my birthday, but...Cowon released the D2, and it looks *amazing.* Plus, my parents are more likely to get a portable media player than a smartphone. >_> Less bills to deal with. And I definitely can't pay the bills.
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Animazement. Was. AWESOME. Definitely the best con I've ever been to, in my admittedly short con-going experience. There were a few hang-ups along the way, namely due to poor planning and miscommunications on my part (sorry again Sediea!)

There's no tomorrow/I don't remember yesterday/I'm just living for tonight )

Overall, I had a really great time, and this has been probably my favorite con so far. Some of the staff could have been a lot nicer, it was well-organized, had some very talented cosplayers, even some fursuiters, a great dealer's room, and lots of fun activities. I'm going to do everything in my power to go again next year.

kk so who wants pics

This way please~ )

So, that's about the gist of it. ^_^ And for once, I actually enjoyed posing for pictures and such, which makes me think I might be a natural cosplayer/fursuiter.
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[Error: unknown template qotd] Wait what I can only have one? ;_;

Well, what I'd like is to miraculously become a millionaire, but somehow I don't think that's going to happen. >_> As far as more realistic wishes go, I'd like to have a successful second visit with [ profile] chimoari at AMA this month.

Now, for the unlimited version.

I'd like to somehow inherit a vast fortune of money and become independently wealthy and move to Vermont with [ profile] feathertail and [ profile] chimoari can come too if she wants and get my writing published and buy lots of neat gadgets including a computer that doesn't fail like Failtop does and go to Anthrocon and lots of other cons and get a fursuit or better yet become a were-bat/were-corgi/were-possum and have awesome exciting adventures which of course would fuel more writing and I could write an autobigraphy except I'd have to pitch it as a work of fiction but I would know the truth of course and man that would be cool.

Think I'm asking for too much, guys? :P
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I LOVE my new AnthroXtacy avatar. I've spent most of my time in SL since I got it just flying around and tweaking the settings. There's something indescribably awesome about having a something to point to and say "If I were to be able to chose my appearance in real life so that it would match how I feel on the inside, this is what I would look like." Anyway, I figured since I have it and I haven't seen any reviews for it, I might as well do one. Check it out below the cut! (Pics to come soon, BTW.)

Fly with me, forever higher/And with these wings, we'll set the world on fire )

And now that I have that out of the way...why isn't it Friday yet? ;_; I want to go to Animazement...I've got a shopping list and a to-do list and everything. (Heading up there with [ profile] chimoari and Zylaa of The Flying Toasters fame will be there on Saturday!) Also, Chi, don't let me forget about bringing up Legendia and my comics. >_> So, I'm not cosplaying this year due to financial constraints, but finding someone I could go as where I won't have to pay an absurd amount of money to do so (being that I'm saving up for a fursuit here, and it's my primary concern) is one of the things on my to-do list. I am more than a little in love with the idea of cosplaying and just costuming in general. It's the chance to break away from my anxiety problems, I suppose. Again, I'd rather have a fursuit, but quite frankly doing either is my idea of a good time.

On the bright side, there's a dealer that's selling tails, so I might *finally* have a tail to go with my ears. And Aardvark T-Shirts will be there. I want the "Steampunk is the new black!" one so, so badly. See, I have to plan these things out in advance because otherwise I *will* overspend. >_> It's not so much kid in a candy store as it is starving person in a candy store. I almost never get opportunities to spend money like this, and when I do...well...let's just say the end results aren't kind on my bank account.

Nonetheless, I'm still looking forward to this. XD Expect a con report!

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[Error: unknown template qotd] Fried pickles mein guyzzz. And it was delicious. Also, it's apparently an extremely Southern food, since my granddad (who's from a farming family) thought they were the greatest thing ever and everyone on my extremely Southern mom's side of the family knew what they were, and my dad (who's Pennsylvanian) and I were exchanging mildly shocked looks and muttering "We're eating what?" But my skepticism was proven unwarranted. Oh, and he liked them too.

So, yes, I'd definitely have that again. Especially if it was from the restaurant we went to, which was an awesome little place that used only Free-Range animal products and locally-grown fruits and vegetables.
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Because I can't help but beat a dead horse. Well, here's something I should have done way earlier...characters. This is something that needs a lot of attention, in my opinion. Characters can make or break a story-- I'm much more willing to put up with a shaky plot but awesome characters than visa versa.

Unfortunately, a common problem in fanstories is that people like to stick a little too closely to the tried-and-true character concepts used previously in Tales. It gets old. Variations on existing themes (and deconstructions. I like deconstructions) are alright, but a little variety won't kill you. So, without further ado, let's move onto some typical Tales archetypes, and why you probably shouldn't write them (and a few that you should consider, possibly with alterations.)

Oh look, it's time for me to get long-winded again. )

Meme yay

May. 8th, 2009 02:32 am
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Because it is illegal to have an LJ and not have done at least one of these things. I know these things as I wasted a year in took Criminal Justice classes. Tagged for this by [ profile] chimoari !

01. Name:
02. Date of birth (month and day are fine):
03. Where you live (if you'd rather keep that private what Continent is fine):
04. What makes you happy:
05. Currently listening/the last thing you listened to:
06. Do you read my journal?:
07. If yes, what makes it especially good or bad?:
08. An interesting fact about you:
09. Are you in love/do you have a crush at the moment?:
10. Favorite place to spend time:
11. Favorite lyric:
12. The best time of the year:

01. A film:
02. A book:
03. A band, a song, or album:

01. One thing you like about me:
02. Two things you like about yourself:
03. Look at my friends-list and tell what you like about one of our mutual friends:
04. Put this in your journal so that I can tell you what I like about you.

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-I quit the ToSF. We'll see how long that lasts.

-I still kept writing my fanstories. Yay Ecliptica!

-Went to a different college. Boo Forsyth Tech!

-Got a mate. *waves at Tachyon Feathertail*

-Also became a furry. Another reason to never go back to ToSF.

-Still possibly asexual.

-Started writing furry fiction. Or at least tried to.

-Switched to Ubuntu because Windows is teh suxx0r.

-Got crazier. Now have been diagnosed with about every single anxiety disorder ever.

-Speaking of crazy, I now self-identify as an anarchist. ffffffff the systeeeeem.

-Had exciting adventures with Eugenics Guy in Criminal Justice Courses. Immediately decided to switch to Psychology instead, but have been permanently scarred and fearful for the future of our country with shining examples of law enforcement like him.

-Speaking of crazy again, split my personality into three fursonas and discovered I seem to have "species dysmorphia." More on that later.

-Learned lots about the LDS church and the Book of Mormon, got the Book of Mormon.

-Got into RPing again. Yay d20 Modern!

-Got a Clie. Got into audiophilia. Got lots of headphones and earbuds. Lusted after an iAudio D2. Still do not have an iAudio D2. Wishing to change this very soon.

-Missed most of you I lost contact with. ;_;


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