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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
12:45 pm - Japanese Nuclear Power Plants
For those of you who're worried about Japan's nuclear power plants, this is a nice link:

It explains how the plants work in easy-to-understand terms and answers a whole slew of questions that your average Joe might have about them. The media's doing a horrible job of explaining all of this, preferring to fearmonger instead of actually doing their job, so I understand good information is hard to come by. But I can personally vouch that the information on that tumblr is good - this is the same stuff I've been doing for the majority of my adult life.

The only difference is that we call it a "negative co-efficient of reactivity" and not a "negative void co-efficient", but it's pretty obviously the same thing. We also use Rem in the DOD - DOE uses Sieverts and/or Grays. I can try to convert units for you, but my mind can really only process Rem.

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them to the best of my ability.

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011
6:53 pm - More exciting tales from the land of doujin!
inuyatta sent me an IchiHime doujin! It's called Sympathy! It's adorable! Thank you, bb!

eloni invited me to join an IchiHime doujin anthology on DevArt! X3 I AM SO EXCITED GUYS, I JUST NEED TO THINK OF WHAT TO DO FOR IT!

Oh, and work on the one I already have.

current mood: amused

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011
4:57 pm - DeviantArt is still new and fascinating to me.
Someone is selling their circle's brand new IchiHime doujin for $9.50 a piece on DevArt! I AM KIND OF SQUEEING HERE.

Also, uh, hi! My Devart has the beginnings of a doujin on it now! Hooray!

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
10:23 am - Painful new anime/manga regulations and YOU!
Cross-posting this from FLOL, because not everyone hangs out there. Basically, I compiled a short summary of the new law that passed in Tokyo yesterday, and how much it sucks. And yes, if you watch/read any shounen, shoujo, or seinen titles, this affects you.

It's like the Comics Code Authority, but less funny :(Collapse )

current mood: calm

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
7:27 pm - Rukia Shimeji!
Yes, this is all I do now.

I still can't get them to steal my windows.Collapse )

current mood: accomplished

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Sunday, November 14th, 2010
3:22 pm - Icon is semi-relevant!
I finally finished the Ichigo shimeji! After weeks of not working on it because New Vegas is shiny and distracting, he's finally done!

Cut for the pissiest chibi since Fujimiya AyaCollapse )

current mood: accomplished

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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
2:26 pm - Orihime shimeji!
I've been kind of dead and busy lately, so I haven't been posting. SORRY GUYS, I'm still alive and reading my flist, just kind of distracted!

So Maaru was telling us about these nifty shimeji things and I volunteered to make an Orihime one! If you've never heard of them, they're little desktop chibis that run, sit, sneak, jump, and replicate all over your desktop.

The Orihime one looks like this:

cut for MIND-BENDING CUTENESS!Collapse )

Mine like to climb. They like to climb a LOT.

If you're curious, this shimeji is solely Orihime and has nothing ship-related in it (unless you ship her with leeks. She really likes her leeks). I'm working on a bigger IchiHime!Orihime shimeji for shits and giggles, but right now this is just the plain model.

Download her here!

Just... don't walk away from your desktop. She'll take over after about half an hour.

Edit: Ver2.0 up! She has shippy idle animation and a RoboHime Come Here command!

current mood: creative

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Sunday, September 26th, 2010
2:22 pm
So I've been kind of AWOL from my LJ for the past couple weeks. Sorry to anyone who just friended me recently, I've just not had anything to post. But here's what I've been up to:

- playing Overlord II. I am in love with this damn game and am currently on my second play-through (I didn't get 100% domination last time :( ). When I get through with this game, I'm gonna go back and play Overlord: Raising Hell, because DADDY OVERLORD! ♥ I really need to stop imagining the Overlord in this game is Ichigo, though, because that's all kinds of messed up.
- helping AD get a new car. He got a pepper white 2004 Mini. We are now the Amazing Desert Mini Brothers or something.
- playing catch-up with my fics. I've managed a whole ten chapter fic (okay, so I wrote it all and then broke it into ten chapters - it still took a month) and chapter updates to Bun in the Bakery and Til Death Do Us Part. I've just finished one of three scenes in the new chapter of Devil's Plaything, so hopefully I'll be able to put that up in the next few days.

That's it, mostly. I've also been watching InuYasha on Adult Swim on the weekends and... Sesshoumaru was introduced last night (apparently they started it over from the beginning). I have opinions about this show.

I love ordered listsCollapse )

current mood: busy

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Thursday, August 19th, 2010
5:10 am - Fanarts!
Well, just one in particular.

I started doodling this on watch and before I knew it, I had an ink drawing. Yes, I did this with ink and no pencils, so it looks sketchy. I only did a little editing with Photoshop to get rid of stray lines and touch up a few things. And then I colored it.


AD got a copy of Photoshop User Magazine (yes, Adobe puts out their own industry mag. The whores) which just so happened to have an article on how to color comic line art with CS5. Well, I only have CS3, but some of the things they had in there were very useful. Things like the GRADIENT TOOL which I abused the hell out of, as you are about to see. I think it turned out nice, though - beats the hell out of my old way of coloring.

The Queen of Hearts had some tarts~Collapse )


current mood: accomplished

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1:01 am - Well, that was fun.
Going to work today, AD wrecked his car. It hit on the front bumper of my side, so I have a little whiplash. The car's trashed, though!

I never liked that fucking car anyway.

On the plus side, my car gets out of the shop Friday. So until then, I'm just going to be laying on a very large pile of pillows and probably working on my Photoshop coloring or whatever. AD got a Photoshop magazine that has some 'how to color comic line art' tips in it, and it's really interesting. I've been learning to use the gradient tool, and I think it shows in the latest piece I've been working on.

In other news, Grimmjow fights like a little bitch in Versus Crusades. Scratching people? Really, Grimm? I know you're a kitty and all, but damn.

current mood: sore

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Thursday, August 12th, 2010
6:14 pm - Orihime fanart!
I've gotten back into drawing recently, and here is the first fruit of my labors (this time). I think I actually did a really good job on this. I figure if I just get over my fear of inking and do what's natural for me and stop trying to compare it to someone else's work, I can ink just fine. I'm pretty happy with this.

Cute Hime arts!Collapse )

current mood: artistic

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Sunday, August 8th, 2010
7:51 pm - A toy!
Our local Chinese buffet has all sorts of neat stuff for sale right as you walk in the door. Even though the majority of it is cheap knock-offs, a lot of it is really neat. There are rice paper parasols, Chinese folding fans, Chinese non-folding fans, lots of nail polish, fake nails, hair doo-dads, flip flops, and even a couple kiddie pools. It's amazing, and this is the reason I usually make my boyfriend pay whenever we got there - if I bring my wallet, I'll want to take home a bunch of useless crap I don't need and further clutter our apartment.

But today, I found something so cute that I had to get it!


It's an imitation Flip Flap!

I had never heard of Flip Flaps before, but apparently you can spot a knock-off by the color of the leaves and the direction the leaves move. Sadly, this is a knock-off (and I can't find any authentic ones online at a reasonable price), but it's just so darn cute that I don't care. Besides, it was only $2.

Basically, its little leaves move up and down whenever the little panel up front catches the sunlight! The happy flower face moves back and forth, too! So now when all my plants die in winter, I will still have this disgustingly cute bastard sitting there, smiling at me.

current mood: amused

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Saturday, August 7th, 2010
So Color Bleach+/Official Bootleg came out in English and I picked up a copy yesterday! If you've never seen them before, unedited has wonderful translations of the Recruitment Fair Q/A sessions and the Divisional Profiles in her journal here. I'm not gonna go in deep detail here (if you have a particular part that you've never seen translated and are interested, ask me!), but here are the most important parts:

I love this book.Collapse )

So yes, this made my little Shun/Nana and ShuuRan shipper heart happy.

current mood: amused

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Saturday, July 24th, 2010
6:22 am - Pimp pimp pimp
Red Oni or Blue Oni?
which one am I?

This actually looks kinda cool. If you don't know what it's talking about, go here and all shall be explained.

current mood: calm

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Friday, July 23rd, 2010
10:41 pm - Opinions: I has them.
So I got spoiled for Scott Pilgrim 6 today.

Spoilers which SUCK. If you don't want to be spoiled (or hear me bitch about this series) don't click this link.Collapse )

So I guess I have a love/hate relationship with Scott Pilgrim. :/

current mood: bored

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Sunday, July 18th, 2010
7:47 am - Fanfic Hell vol 302: FANCOMIC NIGHTMARE MODE!
As some of you may have seen over on capslock_bleach earlier this week, a very special fancomic by fanartist Jackie Diaz/waterbender196 was posted. Unfortunately, the post was deleted because, let's face it, it's a shippy comic and getting Bleach fandom to stay mature about who Ichigo fucks is about as easy as herding cats. To their credit, there wasn't much ship bashing when last I saw it, but it's one of those situations where you're probably better safe than sorry.

But hey, this is my journal, I already ship IchiHime anyway, and I can do whatever the hell I want. And I want to make a post about this comic! Hooray!

The Amazing Epic Journey of 'What Dreams May Come' - now with A LOT OF PICTURES, beware dial-up users!Collapse )

current mood: want peanut butter

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
1:48 am - PSA: How Not to Do Orihime
I've been bouncing this off a few people for a while, and it's time for another one of those posts - you know, the really fun informative essay kind. Today's topic: Common Weird Things People Do to Orihime in RP and Fics and Why You Shouldn't Do Them.

Red Bean Paste, Little Blue Men, Word Salad, and more!Collapse )

Those are the big ones I can think of. If anyone else has anything strange they've noticed, feel free to drop it in the comments!

current mood: calm

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Saturday, June 19th, 2010
2:37 am - A break from your regularly scheduled Fanfic Hell:
Since The Incubus Desire hasn't updated today (seriously, WHERE ARE YOU, MY NEW FANFIC LOVE? DX), I've been catching up on Nurarihyon no Mago. You may or may not have heard about this awesome Shounen Jump series already from Terpy, but in case you missed it, here's a synopsis:

This is a story about the 3/4 human grandson of the youkai Nurarihyon, Nura Rikuo, forming his own Hakki Yakou (lit. Hundred Demon Night Parade) and taking up the mantle of leadership of his grandfather's clan.


This is a story about Rikuo and him bitches. He is going to collect a hundred bitches. That's as many as ten tens. That are a lot of bitches.

So I'm whizzing through it and I get to this page and I just had to stop and laugh for a good five minutes.

Yeah. It says exactly what you think it does. Rikuo is apparently Aizen.

current mood: amused

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Monday, June 7th, 2010
5:19 pm - I've been meaning to post this for days!
Earlier this week, AD was in Wawa and found a new flavor of Doritos: Mr Dragon's Fire Chips.

Okay, first off - oriental dragon on the bag. It's a pretty bag! But I facepalmed at the really blatant appeal to American oriental fanboys/girls. What's next - Mr Cactus' Tequila Chips? Good lord.

That's not the hilarious part, though. Underneath the cheesy name - and that's all that's on the bag, no flavor marked anywhere - is this:


So the flavor isn't dragon or fire or whatever - for those of you who can't read katakana (which is, oh, MOST AMERICANS), the flavor is actually WASABI.

According to the manager at Wawa, the Doritos vendor said that Doritos' marketing team realized that most Americans are scared of wasabi and won't eat it (this is something I've also noticed, honestly - people either get tricked into eating it, or try to eat too much at once, and it burns them and they hate it. When I made wasabi peanut butter cookies, which were only a little spicy, no one would touch them). So they put some crazy title on the bag - Mr Dragon's Fire Chips! - and put the actual flavor underneath it in Japanese!


The sad part is, the chips are actually really good! I just don't think they'll be sticking around very long.

current mood: amused

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Friday, May 7th, 2010
10:12 pm - Garden pictures!
So since we moved into this new apartment, we've been given a lovely patio with which to... put things, basically. But being the plant nut I am, I decided to make a patio garden out there. Unfortunately, I can't really have orchids out there (they'd die in winter - I'd probably be better off putting one in a hanging box inside or something), but I can have pretty much everything else.

Since I promised Copper and Terpy pics, and I finally got batteries in my camera today, here you go!

I also got our neighborhood birds!Collapse )

current mood: chipper

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Saturday, April 17th, 2010
2:39 pm - New things!
I got a Blackberry Curve! I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO USE IT AHAHAHA yay. Hopefully I can use it to connect at work.

Also! I got a bird feeder for the cardinals I saw outside in the holly tree this week! There's a pair of them, male and female, and they're so cute! So I put the bird feeder out and have been watching all day - we've gotten a dove, a robin, several finches, and both cardinals so far today!

The house is ALMOST UNPACKED - we only lack two more boxes and I might get those tonight. I also got a rose bush (a Chicago Peace, like Daddy used to have), a fuchsia, and some salvia for the patio and just planted them. I even put worms in the pots!

Now I just need to take these books to the used book store.

current mood: happy

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Sunday, April 4th, 2010
4:08 pm - Tiny update!
We've finished moving everything from the other apartment, but now we're stuck with a huge pile of unopened boxes! We've gotten through roughly half of them, though, so we're close to finally being done. Sadly, the dolls are still in their bags. Whenever I find my camera, though, I'll start taking pictures (well, when I find my camera and the house is finally clean).

I did buy a ton of cleaning supplies, though, so this place is never going to be as dirty as the last place. Dammit. I'm just waiting to get everything put where it goes, and then I am vacuuming the SHIT out of this place.

I also bought a hummingbird feeder! Sadly, I haven't seen any hummingbirds yet. :(

current mood: accomplished

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
2:27 am - Pic dump 3 of 3!
In which we finally have THE MOMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR, as well as Momoka's birthday party! I can totes throw a birthday party for my doll, SHUT UP

Say hi to Ichi!doll, gaiz!Collapse )

current mood: sick

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12:55 am - Picture dump 2 of ???
Okay, here are the Christmas and Katsucon pictures! Lots more dolls, snow, candy canes, and some cosplayers! EVEN LADY GAGA COSPLAYERS!

Yes, Lady Gaga is apparently cosplayable! Who knew!Collapse )

current mood: accomplished

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Monday, March 22nd, 2010
11:12 pm - Photo dump post 1 of ???
SO I FINALLY UNLOADED LIKE FOUR MONTHS WORTH OF PICS OFF MY CAMERA. Enjoy this huge backlog of pictures - we're probably looking at no fewer than three posts here.

Also, I have some kind of flu bug, so I am mostly incoherent today. But! I managed to do this and to pack a couple of boxes and to do dishes (as none of these required standing up for long periods of time), so I don't feel like I entirely wasted my day. Unlike yesterday, when I slept for fourteen hours.

We're taking possession of our new apartment tomorrow, though, and there won't be internet over there until Thursday, so I may not be on between tomorrow and then. Don't know yet. Either way, have some doll photos!

The first set is from Miss Mae Murder's birthday party back in November. HER HOUSE IS HUGE OKAY.

S-So many dolls!Collapse )

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
10:55 am - Snowpocalyse the third!
It'll go just long enough to melt the snow before we get ANOTHER snow storm out here. You know, I love the shit out of some snow, but I'm starting to worry about all the work I'm missing. So I'm either going to have to start driving in this crap, or bite the bullet and keep using my leave time. Ugh.

Also, the Weather Channel website has our forecast listed as "Blizzard" right now. I... don't even know if I should worry or not, but it's PRETTY FREAKIN' WHITE out there right now. Come on, we go for like 10 years with no snow and then SUDDENLY IT'S LIKE WE LIVE IN MAINE OR SOMETHING sob.

current mood: cold

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Sunday, February 7th, 2010
2:06 am - Soul Carnival 2: Part Two!
As promised here, here's the second half of my write up on Soul Carnival 2! In which I actually figured out how the game mechanics work!

This way to awesome lulz!Collapse )

current mood: chipper

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Monday, February 1st, 2010
2:21 pm - Headaches: I has them!

Now I see why all my relatives would scream whenever someone mentioned metrics.

current mood: frustrated

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1:22 am - Oh, DC, still failing, I see.
Just watched the animated Wonder Woman movie from last year with AD.

God, how many times can a movie attempt to make a statement about feminism and just miss the mark completely? Even Gail Simone helping write it didn't help.

Apparently, there are only two kinds of women in this world: the strong ass kickers, and the weak, useless, 'brainwashed' girly girls. Augh. It was like an hour and a half of Real Women Don't Wear Dresses. The one girly Amazon that likes to read and doesn't like to fight? Yeah, she gets stabbed in the back (literally) by one of the tougher girls. She only becomes a 'real' Amazon after she dies and comes back fighting - so her character literally only gets redeemed by becoming an ass-kicker.

And good god, I lost count of all the "MEN SUCK" comments. Were those supposed to make me feel empowered? Because they didn't. I also liked how the Amazonian 'utopia' basically consisted of women sitting around fighting like gladiators all day long. But hey, at least there are no smelly men to bother them!

And how about that Steve Trevor! Didn't he just make you want to drop your panties with his looks and personality, ladies? His charm? His uhh... badassity? Anything? No? Man, you'd think for a movie about female empowerment, we'd be empowered enough to have a good-looking, interesting love interest for once. I mean, there wasn't a single ugly girl in this thing, but the only good-looking guys in it were Ares and his son (pre-death, uhh)? All the women must kick ass or they're considered worthless by their sisters, but the one guy that's not a Greek war god mostly stands around and looks dumb? I see DC is as savvy about its target audience as ever!

The really sad part is, the movie had a chance to make a real statement about women and feminism and the value of both, and completely missed it at every turn. Instead, it wasted a bunch of time on taking down high heels, piggish womanizers, and opening car doors for women. Oh, and Diana herself likes to use phrases like "You sound like a girl" and "it's not polite to hit girls". Hmmm, which is more sexist - opening a car door, or using 'girl' like it's an insult?

current mood: pissy

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
So I got the car!

Guys, meet Ichigo the car, aka Itsy, aka Beri-tan.

And because I'm sure that page will disappear someday, here are some of the pictures:

Cut to spare your loading times my squee!Collapse )

We went to Navy Fed and found out that Drew, the awesome guy that sold it to us, was selling it for about $2,000 less than Navy Fed was saying it was worth (after taking off $700 because I forewent fixing the scratches on the bumper and nicks in the windshield). So yes - my new payments are about $100 less a month than they were for the Rio, although my insurance went up about $40 a month (I added some stuff to it, though). All-in-all, though? SQUEE~! ♥

current mood: excited

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