Aug. 13th, 2012 11:03 pm
arise: (fatal frame ♥ together forever)
I caved and got a tumblr. Originally I was going to use it just to follow things, but I had an idea for it I liked, so now I'm using it as a sort of photo journal of things I like. With crappy iPhone photography.

Anyone have any good tumblr suggestions?
arise: (persona ♥ marin fucking karin)
My paid account on LJ expired a few days ago. I am less distressed than I thought I would be about the loss of icons, so I suppose that's something. I only really go there to comment on communities and read journals that haven't moved to DW, so I guess that's it.

Uni starts next week. The university have been really pathetic about getting the timetables up - everyone is allocated into different groups, and you derive your timetable from that. The groups were only released a couple of days ago. This wouldn't be so bad if it weren't also the case for people who have clinicals - ie, people only found out a couple of days ago where they were going to be working for the next few months. It doesn't affect me, but I feel sorry for them.

I've been kinda out of it for the last few days and have just been blobbing out on the couch. Mostly been playing Fallout: New Vegas. I forgot how good this game is - maybe I was just playing it wrong the first time, but it's way more fun now. Spent most of yesterday running around doing odd jobs for the NCR, then capped it off by wiping out everyone in one of the casinos. Good times.

Also been watching a bit of anime. Specifically, the Persona 4 anime, Tiger & Bunny, and No 6. Enjoying all of them - P4 a bit less so, but I haven't seen much of it so I'm hoping it'll kick into gear later on. It's good for novelty, at least.

Decided to pre-order Mass Effect 3, just in case I do get really into it and end up kicking myself for not doing so earlier. Besides, the collector's edition DLC looks pretty solid. Hopefully I actually like it.
arise: (zuko | i'm never happy)
I really need to remember that The Escapist is really fucking stupid and I only go there for the videos, even if one or two of the articles are okay occasionally. idk it always gets me more annoyed than it should.

Planning a romantic getaway. Was originally going to be to some regional area in Victoria or maybe Sydney again, but after a chance visit to a travel site realised that it would actually be as cheap or cheaper (wtf) to go to Bali. So yeah, maybe doing that. Still not totally sure because I've never been overseas before and coward.

Have had very relaxing few days. Been kinda down a bit, but starting to feel a bit better about everything. Long periods of inactivity really don't suit me ;; I want to be doing something! Lounging around at home all day always sounds great until you've been doing it for ages!

haha I will so be regretting saying that once uni starts again. Oh well!

Also reading about all the RP communities transferring over to DW makes me want to join one but no I do not have the time or commitment abilitiy. gdi.
arise: (larsa & vayne | the new regime)
It's 11pm in Australialand, so yeahhhh time for a NY meme. Seen this around a bit, stolen from [profile] atlikarinca in this incarnation.

Cut for length )
arise: (kingdom hearts | a long time ago)
I'm mainly posting to try out the DreamWidth to LJ crosspost system, but I thought I may as well include a bit of fandom ramblings.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. Only very early Terra stuff. )

Anyway, all that aside, now that I'm (trying) to set up on DW - anyone got any community recommendations? Any decent friending lists around?
arise: (tidus & yuna | happily ever after)
In further evidence that Ami gets annoyed about really silly minor things - The Scrappy page at TV Tropes. idk, it just bugs me that the label gets applied so liberally. I tend to think of it as something that a) not all fandoms have, and b) something that is common throughout the entire fanbase. Something like (lol lazy example) Jar Jar Binks, where you can find Star Wars fans from pretty much anywhere in fandom, and they're likely to report an ambivalence at best. Not a character who might receive epic hatred from fans of a love triangle they happen to be on the wrong end of, but is otherwise basically liked (like Aerith, although I haven't really been in FFVII fandom for awhile), or a character who... might annoy some subsets of the fandom (Gino, wtf are you doing on this list?). Don't know why I felt like raising it now, it's just been bothering me.
arise: (dean | you overshare)
So, being the utter genius that I am, I managed to injure my arm in aikido today when stretching my legs. Yeahhhh. Honestly, even I am surprised by my own level of fail sometimes. I've also got a presentaiton tomorrow that I'm not ready for at all, but eh, it's not actually graded, so I guess I won't worry too much. It's for the one course this semester that I'm actually enjoying, so I feel obliged to try a bit. On a completely unrelated note, but I've been meaning to link to it for several days now: I must say that this Penny Arcade comic is a thing of great truth, if not beauty. I'm pretty sure we must have the same ISP.

One thing I forgot to mention about when I went to see the Wolverine movie - I went to Doncaster, and oh my god their Borders shits all over the Melbourne Central and the Lygon Street stores in terms of manga. Their selection is beautiful. Must return there when I have, you know, money. (Being a disaffected child of the 90s, the comparative content of shopping malls is clearly a key issue.) I also want to pick up Resident Evil 5 sometime, perhaps as a reward for finishing one of the essays that haunt my waking hours. I was put off initially by the whole partner system, given the trouble I have making my 360 connect to Live, but apparently the swine flu fiasco has brought out the zombie-killer in me.

Still attempting to prettify my Dreamwidth, which this is being cross-posted to. Will at some point brave the headache that is old!Photoshop in an effort to construct a header, since Dreamwidth does sadly lack in a diverse range of appealing layouts. My glee at having found this one pretty layout on a graphics journal was somewhat marred by realising the sheer volume of others who had also found it. One thing LJ has going for it is definitely the sheer quantity of pre-made layouts, even if they're not all quality. Also speaking of Dreamwidth - crossposting. I've heard there are clients you can use, and uh I would appreciate advice from flist on what's best and easiest to use. ^_^;;

I'm going to try and undertake a project of updating this thing every day for a week. I was reading through some of my old (high school era) LJ entries, and I was struck by how much I used to update. Granted, this was due to not having any sort of life, but just looking back reminded me of so many (good and bad) things that I'd completely forgotten. And idk, maybe in another three years I'll be thinking "gosh, what was I doing in uni again instead of studying?", and it'd be nice to be able to read back and find a detailed account of "oh yeah, I was playing video games and reading fanfiction".
arise: (frontier│LION)
I couldn't be bothered to write a proper intro post (maybe later! Maybe never!), and also wanted to clear up my profile, so. ENJOY MY FORMER PROFILE. (Flist, ignore, unless you've forgotten who I am. Which is also possible, but hey.) I think these stopped being cool in like June, but whatevs.



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