izkariote: (laugh out loud.)
( Feb. 2nd, 2010 11:57 pm)
Orihara Izaya is like Mukuro and Hibari's love child with Dino as his godfather (that'd explain the coat).

That is all.
izkariote: (productivity.)
( Jul. 16th, 2009 08:54 pm)
Quick pimp-outs before updates!

+ Fanfic for [livejournal.com profile] fushimiru, [livejournal.com profile] theskytides RPG; Raidou and Naoto, "When are you going to love you as much as I do?"
+ Fanfic, Metal Gear Solid 3; Big Boss, "Slowly twisting the lilac stalks"
+ Fanmix, KHR!, for [livejournal.com profile] desumethis; Xanxus & Squalo - Married, with Domestic Violence!

It's good to be mixing again, and even better to be writing again. Currently working on a *cough* surprise KHR! fic, and it's going well. I just might make the deadline without problems.

As some of you already know, I went out with my folks to the Canadian Embassy. Passport renewal is death serious business, so serious, in fact, that it entailed being stuck on the road for nearly two hours (CURSE YOU, WEATHER!) and another hour-long wait because the dudes ahead took forever and a day.

Was supposed to go and see [livejournal.com profile] khursten (and later meet up with the Koushien for dinner along Tomas Morato), but we had to take a rain check because lol, well. Rain. Anyway, ended up tagging along with my folks the whole day - first to Glorietta (mom wanted to get her watches fixed at the service center), then to Megamall (dad wanted to canvas the prices of shotguns at the gun convention).

In spite of the fact that I've only pretty much just gotten home, it was rather nice, spending time with the folks. One funny thing that happened today was my dad attempting to read what I was working on over my shoulder. I... sort of panicked because I was doing gay porn. Um. Yeah. /)_(\

Oh, I also saw [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu for a bit! We finally got our gelato! ♥

Because of all the waiting time I had today, I got to finish Misha McGlenny's McMafia, after nearly a year of picking it up and putting it down. It's a fascinating read exploring the relationship between organized crime and globalization, and I strongly recommend it to whoever's into those topics.

With that done, I can go on to crawling through the other selections on my book shelf, and the book that [livejournal.com profile] lonelybusiness lent me a long, long, LONG time ago. *sob* RL keeps me pretty much too busy to really go through books unless I'm in transition or transport, since I'm usually occupied with so many other things when I'm actually free.

This has to change, though. Gotta make reading for leisure a much more regular habit, the way it used to be.

Funky animu again this season. Bakemonogatari and Tokyo Magnitude 8 look exceptionally well-done, for one.
izkariote: (attention plz.)
( May. 8th, 2009 12:33 pm)
Plurk has a longer thread running, but yeah:

This was inspired by several y!m conversations and wtaf-assery over the latest SJ chapters.

[Poll #1396580]


EDIT: FFFFF U BITCHES-- go and vote with RP accounts if you really, really want to. orzzzzz

[livejournal.com profile] izkariote [livejournal.com profile] izkariote [livejournal.com profile] izkariote

O Hibachuu: y so moe? X3

I think it's safe to say that my "vacation" officially started yesterday; skipped out on my niece's birthday because I was feeling reclusive, and although I really should've dropped in, I don't want to say that I regret it in the least. From the looks of it, I seriously need some Me Time.

Sunday was pretty uneventful: today was the exact opposite. Slept late due to plotting shenanigans with [livejournal.com profile] khursten (D18 Kink is Serious Kink, okay!), and ended up getting jostled awake by my mom at 9:45 AM -- exactly 15 minutes past the time that we were supposed to leave for the hospital. I pretty much stumbled out of bed and "bwuh?"-ed my way through the waiting and through the appointment.

Thyroid Dramu Update: latest scans show I'm clear, but my doctor is, of course, still adamant on me getting the operation. She's not pushy, though, which is cool; she even suggested several sites that I can browse regarding alternative methods of treatment, just in case I really don't want to do the whole Cut Myself Open And Sing While They Take My Thyroid Gland Out thing. She mentioned the fact that the papillary could easily spread to my lungs, which, of course, is important to me given the fact that I smoke. Still ambivalent towards quitting the habit though -- I enjoy it too much, and as I've told many of my friends, smoking has done more than just given me a form of stress relief.

Went off to ADMU after that because I really need my last paycheck for the semester and my Mom kinda wanted to see my cubicle (which she did, along with meeting some of my colleagues). I'll have to go back on Wednesday to see if the Department secretaries are finally available.

Managed to snag some R&R time at home before heading off to Makati to meet with [livejournal.com profile] lonelybusiness, [livejournal.com profile] ficcentricity, [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu, [livejournal.com profile] 77ws, [livejournal.com profile] kye_kestrel and [livejournal.com profile] khursten. AWESOME CHOCOLATE COMA CAKE IS AWESOME. *staaaaaaares at [livejournal.com profile] factorielle* 8D

Lemme do some quick and brutal updates on why I've been so out of it and what's in store for me in the next semester.

  • I spent pretty much all of last week checking the crapload of student works and exams that I've accumulated since the end of August -- that ought to explain why I've only been visible on Plurk and y!m rather than LJ. I'm still reeling from all that text, so you'll have to excuse me if I fail at anything that has to do with writing and archiving for a bit. +_+
  • I am not kidding when I say that I won't have a semestral break -- I might even be digging my own grave by forcing myself to take this week off. I have lesson plans to make and preparations to do regarding the graduate studies units that I need to take up this coming semester. I've also got duties to fulfill for the committees that I'm in over at the faculty (i.e. editing scholarly journals, fixing the formatting on some literary criticism papers, canvassing for potential text books). orz Teaching is serious business, yo.
  • The papers I was referring to in this post are for classes that I'm still waiting for word about, so I really don't want to post them until I'm sure that they didn't suck. Something tells me that I'm going to end up posting them anyway, given the fact that some of you guys are breathing down my neck about reading them. *crai* I might contact some scholars and professors abroad about reviewing them, depending on the results.

Now, about fandom life. I have but one thing to say: I HAVEN'T BEEN UNPRODUCTIVE, JUST PRODUCTIVE IN THE WRONG WAYS! My logs over at [livejournal.com profile] reborn_biz can testify to that, along with the fact that I have been making headway with my animu and icon backlog. Natsume Yuujinchou made me wibble lots, and Bounen no Xam'dou totally fucking OWNS me. If you haven't seen those series yet, I DEMAND THAT YOU WATCH THEM NOW.


[livejournal.com profile] redmoonmurder, please poke me regarding mod shenanigans. I will be home tomorrow, so you can whip me into working if it pleases you. ♥

NaNoWriMo in ten days.

I, uh, kinda want to shoot myself.

On the other hand, Return on Investment, here I come, bb. TIME TO SHOW SOME OF THOSE BITCHES HOW TO DO THE KHR ORGY RIGHT, DAMN IT. *coughcoughFlamesandFamilycough*
So here's the lowdown on the teaching thing, as promised... the demo teaching in itself seemed to go okay (class was generally dead, but I managed to get students to recite of their own accord, so~), and apparently the panelists really, really liked me. Panel interview was, uh, interesting, and the talk I had with the department chair after everything wrapped up was enlightening and reassuring at the same time.

I'll know the results within this week, or maybe next week. At this point, it may be safe to say that if I don't get in, it's because there just aren't any openings given the returning faculty members and other factors. Here's hoping, right?

At least I know that I can teach a class. I read the student evaluation sheets, and beyond maybe 2-5 semi-negative ones, the rest sounded like they really liked me. I suppose, if for anything, I can walk away with that.

...Uh, I'd be more in-depth about the actual things that happened, but they're best told in person, so.

I didn't go out last Saturday (surprising, huh?), so I took that opportunity to finish FF7: Crisis Core. Overall, my take on the game is that it wasn't bad at all... fighting system's interesting, graphics are typical Squeenix stellar, and the story, although it has is hitches, singlehandedly retconned and repaired the FF7 canon. I highly recommend all interested parties on my flist to play it if they haven't already. And yes, the ending pretty much sucks for Zack, but he inadvertently saves the Planet by saving Cloud, right? So I guess it works out. Even if he loses all his friends and his girl and his life in the long run. o_o

Once Crisis Core was out of my PSP, I suddenly had a bucketload of freed space. JAD pirated copies apparently curse my machine, so I'll have to wait for my chance to buy an original before I touch that one. I did, however, reload BoF 3 and Harvest Moon unto Kalika!PSP, to be played when I'm up to going back to them. FFT is still sitting around, but I'm so lazy.

I started on Final Fantasy 1 (yes, Final fucking-Fantasy 1, baby~), Valkryie Profile (I don't remember the original version of the game having FMVS! D:) and Tales of Eternia. I'm currently fixated on ToE, but it might be because it's my way of torturing myself over Tales of the Abyss. See, if I go back to ToA, this will be my third time of completely restarting the game. Thank you for getting lost on me, memory card. u_u

...Which reminds me. I have to restart Devil Summoner, don't I? *crai*

On other news, the old school-ness of FF1 compels me to find a way to play Final Fantasy 6. But I guess that won't be happening for a while.

Saturday was Game Day, Sunday was Mother's Day (which is synonymous to Super Family Day, with my out-of-house bros and their wives coming around to hang out with us), and today became Marathoning Tiem Day following my teaching stuff, since the best way to relax after something like that is to completely veg out.

Battlestar Galactica = picking up. Slowly. Maybe. The pace kinda reminds me of Heroes Season 2, so I'm hopeful.

Supernatural = picking up also. I guess.

House M.D. = I see what you did thar, Amber. B|

Code Geass R2 = it's a fucking soap opera. WITH MECHS!

Golgo 13 = Fucking mancake. That girl in the latest ep was such a bint.

Persona ~Trinity Soul~ = A convoluted story is convoluted~

Iyeah, I really suck at giving reviews. u_u IT'S THE SECOND DAY OF THE BLEEDS FOR ME OKEY.

Now I'm going to go and watch other stuff.
izkariote: (lit bitch.)
( Apr. 21st, 2008 01:35 pm)
Woke up early because the maid came in to wake Peter up (we've been sharing my brother's old room because air conditioning wins at life), but I ended up rolling around in bed for a little bit before actually getting off my ass. I just came home from doing the following:

  • Swinging by ADMU in the hopes of getting that last recommendation letter and finally submitting my application form. ...That didn't really happen. ._. SIR DM, COME BACK QUICK.
  • Dropping by UP and picking up those long-overdue copies of the anthology that I got published in. They told me to come back later in the week -- apparently, UP offices are closed on Mondays right now.
  • Buying a new CD-R marker, new sticky flag things BECAUSE I LIKE STICKY FLAG THINGS IN MY BOOKS! and two staplers (one small one for my pencil case, and a big one for my desk).
  • Buying three new cartridges of black ink for the printer, because I really should finish printing the old version of Endtimes so that I can mail it myself and copyright the whole thing.
  • Buying two whole reams of letter-sized bond paper, because I really should finish printing the old version of Endtimes so that I can mail it myself and copyright the whole thing.

I sure hope Mom and Dad are willing to reinburse a bit of the cash I spent today. Everything is so expensive these days. @_@

Here's the meme [livejournal.com profile] ficcentricity wanted me to do. [livejournal.com profile] lonelybusiness posted hers already, so I figure that I ought to do the same. *coughs*

That Fanfiction Meme Thingie. )


Once I finish burning a few more DVDs, I might go back to marathoning stuff. I'm amazed at the rate in which I'm downloading anime this season. o_o; It's either that or I get to work on those pieces for [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu. For realz.
I'm not kidding you.

Seriously! )


Btw, GOLGO 13 has redefined Manliness for me.
I've been trying to go to sleep early since this weekend, and I've kinda-sorta succeeded at it... today was annoying though, because my brother (the crazy one, who else?) got up sometime during the whee hours of the morning to pace-pace-pace-rap-the-walls-pace-pace-pace-rap-the-walls just outside the corridor of the room I've been sleeping in ever since the summer heat came around. -_- Spent most of the morning feeling ill, but I recovered in the end anyway.

The Internet connection in the office was, for the first time since I've started working there, incredibly shitty. As in, it was at the "I barely got to get any work done" level of shitty. I managed to do SOME things whenever it stabilized, but I gave up sometime after lunch and settled for doing my personal essay for Ateneo (they require one of people applying for grad studies there, lolol) and buggering [livejournal.com profile] khursten.


Take note of Luzon (that's the northern island; the one with Manila in it), folks, and tell me: If you were to take a flying fortress that's roughly the size of Pampanga (or maybe Bulacan, but Bulacan is significantly bigger) and crash land it, where in Luzon should it land? This is relevant to Endtimes interests.

Oh, another jewel from [livejournal.com profile] khursten: I'M ON A FUCKING WIKI. I AM MILDLY AMUSED AND SOMEWHAT HORRIFIED BY THIS. Run a search for yourselves on that site, flist ficcers, and see if they've pooped out an article for you. D:

Speaking of anime/manga stuff... wtf is with anime this quarter? EVERYTHING IS SO BLOODY SHINY. L-like, Macross Frontier and Soul Eater and-- guh. Just guh. TOO MUCH PRETTY.

Righto. Will kick back and save icons and do the downloads I wasn't able to do. I can't believe my connection is stable here. o_O Or maybe I'm speaking too soon. I'll have to go out tomorrow for more grad studies stuff. Can you believe that Ateneo pings their applicants P555 for what's basically an IQ test?


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