katiroth: (SL: Helga)
LOOK! My livejournal has been imported to DW!
katiroth: (Battle Royale: Takako: Blue)
Nightwish tomorrow. *flail*
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Bullet list, because I can't be bothered.

1: Dave, my stepdad, is going back into the hospital today.  This is after being in ours for a few days and then hurriedly transported to St. Louis for another few days, because he was doing so poorly, last month. I am not pleased.

2: After the stress of last month, Luke and I decided to go to a Cardinals game today. That should be fun, and help get our minds off everything. ...this is, of course, after stopping by to check on Dave before we head to St. Louis.

3: Month and a half until the Nightwish concert! For my birthday present, Luke bought the VIP tickets, so we're going to get to meet everyone!  Marco, Tuomas, Anette... I'm already dreaming about it.

4: As far as gaming goes, still playing SWTOR, don't want to hear "lol it sucks and going F2P." I'm still keeping my sub because I genuinely enjoy it. However, I am trying out Rift (So far not too impressed, but we'll see what happens when I get past the first little area).

5. I still have the cutest cats in the world. Hands down.
katiroth: (Fate/Stay Night: Rider: White and Purple)

Random list of people you likely don't know but I do. )

Still playing TOR.  Still not playing SL. Moving. Working WAY too much. Might update for real later.
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After over ten years, I believe that it is time to pretty much retire my livejournal account. Sure, I'll still check my communities and such, but no more posting there. It's just now what it was even five years ago. I mean, I was part of LJ before ONTD, which might be considered the beginning of the end. /hipster.

Of course, this means I might have to do something crazy, like actually write once in a while. Weird thought, yeah?


Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit.
katiroth: (Misc: Twilight/Fandom Wank)
Hey! An entry I can't make on facebook, so I'll be passive-aggressive here!

Hey. You. Cousin.

Liking Twilight does NOT make you a nerd. In fact, it almost makes you the exact opposite. There ARE nerds who like Twilight, but YOU, cousin, ARE FAR FROM A NERD.

The previous message is brought to you by Katy not wanting to go to work tomorrow and taking out her anger on the internet.
katiroth: (Music: Sharon den Adel: Stand my Ground)
The Salem Witch Trial of 2012

So, the library in my town is being sued.

And I'm so angry, I'm seeing red.

For most of my childhood, the library in my town was a safe place.  I spent nearly all of my summers there, reading in the cool shelves, away from my house, that in many ways, though full of love, was still somewhat toxic.  I not only read every single Nancy Drew book there, but I also read many of the classics-- Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and also spent more hours than I can possibly count reading from The Red Fairy Book and Grimm's Fairy Tales.

In many ways, the Salem Public Library shaped who I am today.  My love of reading was encouraged (even though I had a problem with getting books back on time... we won't talk about some of my fines, though they were ALWAYS paid) and I discovered worlds that I probably wouldn't have, had I been stuck at home.

When I moved back to Salem after my father passed away, the librarians still remembered who I was.  When I moved back to Salem again, after college, the librarians still remembered me.

So seeing what is happening feels like a punch to the gut.  Though there's no rational reason for it, I feel betrayed.

Researching other religions is NOT criminal activity.  Yes, you could make the argument that stupid teenagers might look it up and use it as an excuse to go do stupid teenage stuff. I get that.  And someone on my facebook friends list is calling this "the government taking away the rights of the town to make their own decisions." But you know what?

This is WRONG.  We live in a nation where we have certain liberties.  Included are freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  When are these liberties removed?  When they infringe upon someone else's speech and religion.  Someone looking up Native American Spirituality is NOT infringing on someone else's right to their own speech or their own religion.  Looking up paganism is NOT infringing on someone else's right to their own speech or their own religion.

Tomorrow morning I am going to cancel my library card.  There's nothing I can do about supporting it via my tax dollars, but at least I can let them know they have lost my patronage.
katiroth: (PGSM: Senshi: Team)
I am sorely disappointed in the lack of Saints Row fanfiction. Just minutes into the third game, and I started shipping MAIN CHARACTER and Shaundi.
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Cheesy, yes. But completely true. My husband's face at our wedding. It's the only thing I can really remember from that day, actually.
katiroth: (Characters: Damry Hawke: Believe)
Excerpt from my novel. I hit over 20k tonight.

Storytellers can be really fun. )

Oh, editing this is going to be a pain in the ass.
katiroth: (PGSM: Mercury/Moon: Things I can't repai)
Day one.

Over 10k.

Holy. Crap.

I think I'm going to pull this off.
katiroth: (Characters: Damry Hawke: Believe)
Gonna try to do NaNoWriMo again this year... a few other people from my town are going to do it, so I will have some support. I think I can really do it this year, as I can write on the go with my laptop now... that was the big thing with previous years, I was stuck on my home PC with no portability.

My novel is called The Greylands...and here is the synopsis. ...Yeah, yeah. Fantasy as usual.

The son of a god and a demon has awoken with a plan to kill the gods and take the nations of the world as his own. In Akransolo, five adventurers travel to the Barvincian continent to ally themselves with the Nightwalkers and save not only their gods and religion, but also their entire way of life.

I have the world built, just have to do some mapmaking and character fleshing-out, and I'll be ready to go this November 1st. ...Don't worry, I won't post every day with my word count, but I will likely do a weekly one.
katiroth: (PGSM: Ami/Kunzite: Sword)
So I suppose I should write something that's meaningful... or at least more than a few words. Perhaps I'm too used to facebook and being brief that I've forgotten how to write more long-winded updates on my life.

Either that or I'm just lazy. I'm going to go with the lazy excuse.

Also, forgive any typos, I'm on my new (old) laptop. My sister got a new one and handed this one down to me. It's useful for writing and random web browsing, which is all I need it for, since my PC is a gaming rig. ...That is going to have to be replaced in February when I get my tax return, I think. Either the RAM is going bad, or the graphics card is, because every so often, especially when I'm running intensive stuff, my screen will turn into horizontal lines and completely freeze up. Google tells me it's likely RAM...but I'd like a new computer anyway. Boris is hitting three years old soon... though that's not as bad as this laptop, which is five.

SO I've been married for four months now, and I really can't believe how happy I am. I never thought I could be this happy. It's like, I can't evenn describe it, but knowing that I'm with a person like Luke is just astonishing. Back in high school and college I had kinda thought that I would never find someone who compliments me so well... And it only took a random computer game to find the love of my life.

We have no plans on having kids, at least not for a while. Years, if at all. Right now he's more open to the kid idea than I am, but only in random spurts. He comes to his senses fairly quickly. We have enough going on with work and three cats that a kid just isn't something we can handle at the moment.

Oh, work...

My doctor wants me to do some physical therapy before I start applying to ambulance districts, as my shoulder has been acting up a LOT lately. He's worried that I'll tear something with all of the lifting before I'm ready... I probably should have gotten physical therapy soon after the car accident, but I was stubborn and didn't think I needed it. Oops.

Right now though, I'm happy that both Luke and I have stable jobs. I'm still doing registration and he's a med tech at the local treatment center. It pays the bills and gets us some extra things... like video games. For my birthday, I got FF9 for the PSP. It makes me happy.

Speaking of games, I'm playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution and it's awesome. The main character is sex appeal in pixel form... saying that makes me feel like I'm in high school again, but it's true. That is a very, very, very beautiful game.

RP-wise, still playing in JC and bitching about it every day. I'd love to find another Star Wars game like SWFL or even SWTA/SWGB. Forums sound fun right now. Maybe a generic fantasy game would be fun too. I want to play a busty barwench who secretly wants to be a knight. Or something super silly like that.

.. I also have a cold. And only one nostril is plugged up. And a half an hour to go before I can take more cold medicine. Yuck.
katiroth: (FF: Elena: Not a Rookie)
..Oh. By the way.

"Congratulations on successfully earning your national EMS certification."
katiroth: (LotS: Kahlan: Fighting)
True friendship is seeking obscure hentai for your friend because he's too scared to scour /d/.
katiroth: (Battle Royale: Akemi: Rebels Forever)
I passed!
katiroth: (Battle Royale: Takako: Blue)
So yesterday I took my National Registry EMT practical exam.

Tomorrow I find out how I did.

I was really confident walking out of the testing site, but now I'm starting to second guess myself. On one thing only, really.

Did I remember to give the bleeding control/shock management patient high flow oxygen?

I don't remember.

But I don't remember not giving it to them either.

We'll see tomorrow.

Now....to work for 12 hours!
katiroth: (Misc Anime: Queen)
Here we go.

..yarhar. More videos! )
katiroth: (Misc Movies: The Forbidden Kingdom: Whit)
Don't worry. There shall be cuts.

day 01 - your favorite song
day 02 - your least favorite song
day 03 - a song that makes you happy
day 04 - a song that makes you sad
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to
day 09 - a song that you can dance to
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep
day 11 - a song from your favorite band
day 12 - a song from a band you hate
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 - a song that describes you
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 - a song from your favorite album
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 - a song from your childhood
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year

Lots of videos. Click at your own risk. ..Good videos though! )
katiroth: (Music: Sharon den Adel: Stand my Ground)
30 Day Song Challenge

Day One: Your favorite song

Overall, I think it has to be Stand my Ground by Within Temptation. It's the song that really got me into the band, and it's just plain awesomez0rz.


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