izkariote: (boobs.)
( Sep. 19th, 2009 03:30 pm)
New blog post up at Orzisms: The Fanfiction Meme, Now Available in Kae Flavor

Screwed up with that one. Forgot to click publish, so it didn't actually go up on the date that I specified it for. /sob

The good thing about having your parents out of the country is that you can smoke in your room without fear of getting caught, and you can eat wherever you want, whenever you want. Also: temporal freedom from Sunday Mass.

The bad thing about it is that your parents aren't around at all, and the house is incredibly, incredibly quiet.

Went to the doctor recently - [livejournal.com profile] khursten was kind enough to accompany me and keep me from flipping tables and snarling at noisy children. Have told the doctor that I'm okay with nuking my thyroid.

Will be AWOL over the summer because of it. Here's hoping all goes well.

Crazy year it's been so far, eh? The schizophrenic weather's just the tip of the iceberg.

Currently typing this from what will apparently be my last Saturday class session. This leaves my weekends free for bugging friends and getting all of my backlogged work out of the way. Apologies to the folks that I've been holding up on various fronts... will attempt to get things out and about soon.

Finished The World Ends With You in between doing my readings and my papers over the week.

Bone hard medical fact: Joshua is one of the most assholic characters in video game history.

Should I go and read Signal to Noise or should I collect the Secret Reports first?

There is something very refreshing about trolling around an RP with a creeper like Rokudo Mukuro. o_o
Written earlier, at around 10:45 AM.

I'm typing this as I sit in the lobby just outside of my doctor's office in Medical City, kicking around until my mother and my brother finish up with their own consultation. We've just talked about possible options regarding The Possible Cancer Case that is my thyroid gland. It's nothing that I haven't heard before, and I still haven't made a decision.

One thing's for sure, though: I do not, in as much as possible, want to go under the knife again. The writer in me keeps telling me that it ought to be an interesting experience, but the rest of me says that we could do well without "interesting", given how things usually are.

So. What does that leave me with? It's either I keep monitoring and hanging on and waiting, or I take a radioactive substance (can anyone say, 'Spiderman'?), kill my thyroid, get a scan and hopefully be done with it. Hopefully. But, at least, it'll be immediate. The results, I mean. And possibly the surgery, if it's even needed after the gland's gone.

I've got a few more months to consider it, and oddly, something tells me that my dad is going to be angrier about this and whatever decision I'll make than I am.

To Do List, on the Writing Front

  • The Arcana Set of Fiction, for [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo. Bb, might I ask if it's all right if I move past the fandoms you wanted? Been thinking on my approach, and I can't, in good conscience, ignore how perfect some of the ideas that I have for other fandoms fit into the themes. I keep forgetting to bring it up with you.
  • TST!cousin shenanigans, for [livejournal.com profile] fushimiru. I WILL DO IT, I SWEAR TO GOD. DUN KILL ME! OTL
  • Xanxus and Squalo something-or-the-other, for [livejournal.com profile] desumethis.
  • That Gintama idea I had, for Jooi shenanigans.
  • Part II of my minibang. Even if I won't get to post it just yet. Since. Y'know. Minibang. orz
  • KHR Undercover project, whatever it may end up being. Had a nice idea involving the daddies in the troop back when I signed up. Might be good to go with that.
  • RETURN ON INVESTMENT. I'm going to have to backpedal on my notes and see what I can adjust and oh god I sure hope I can still finish this because I really really want to and -- right. Shutting up now. orz
  • 6927 ficcage, going for the whole Altor possibility of reincarnations and past loves and whatnot! THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME OF THIS, LYN.

If for anything, I have learned that these days? I suck at keeping deadlines.

People who have recently celebrated their birthdays but got nothing from me: please, comment here and let me know what I can do you for? I can't promise immediate results just yet, but I WILL put out. Eventually.

Also: may be making an open call for prompts REALLY soon, using the 31 Days and all that jazz.

I did say that I was going to post about my Amajing Weekend, so here we are. It technically started with me sleeping hellafuckinglate (the things you do to me, [livejournal.com profile] theskytides), and waking up maybe 7-8 hours later, just a few minutes before [livejournal.com profile] khursten and [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu arrived at my doorstep. They watched me eat breakfast and wake up before we zipped over to ADMU, where Khursten needed to do some errands.

Lunch was spent with [livejournal.com profile] starkissed and Iso, where we fangirled/attempted to enable each other and generally chilled out at Kourtyard. They dropped me off at ADMU in time for my class, which finished two hours early since we just had our little introduction spiel. There are only four of us in the class, plus the professor. ...I'm not sure how to feel about that.

Also: one of them is my upperclassman from way-back-when. Didn't recognize her at all. She's changed a lot!

Hooked up with Khursten and Yukeh again once I was out, and we headed for Greenhills for some retail therapy - or more like, Khursten's retail therapy and me and Yukeh tagging along, wishing we could buy stuff (although Yukeh DID get the R4s that Drae was asking for way back). My shopping list is up on my previous post, for the interested, and I am seriously going to cross shit out from there and add to it as I go along, if I remember to./

On that note, does anyone know whether there's going to be a limited edition something-or-the-other in time for any big game release? I'm considering the new versions of the PSP and DS, and I figure that I might as well make my buys spiffy if I'm even going to get them in the first place.

The first week was pretty crazy, but I do feel rather blessed. For one, I've got a much more manaegable schedule (Berchman-Belarmine 10-minute sprint aside), and for another, my classes are amazingly energetic and attentive, given the timeslot. Top all of that off with the fact that Peter is driving (with a Faculty Sticker, mind you), and it's been amazing, cool and otherwise just fine, as first weeks ought to go.

I still feel a little strange, teaching the batch of my younger brother, and knowing that people KNOW we're related. I'm also a little worried, since a lot of changes have been implemented in the curriculums of the subjects I teach (and if they HAVEN'T been just yet, they will be VERY soon). Let's not forget the fact that half of my brain is still in Vacation Mode. Overall, though, it's been good so far.

...Now if I could just get back to marathoning and writing. ._.

EDIT, written during my second English 11 class: ...Yeah, I'm the idiot who only figured out how to pack her mouse up properly now. orz INTELLIGENCE, I CAN HAS EET.
So like, after nearly a month of saving and obsessively fixing, I have finally arranged all of my icons and changed all of the sets on all relevant accounts, DW and LJ. I haven't fixed the sets on my RP accounts yet now that I have some new things, but I'll get there soon enough.

DON'T JUDGE ME, IT'S A BIG THING, OKAY. @_@ Especially since I can converse with my icons better, now that I've switched my sets around and-- *geeky rambling here*

Went off to the usual hospital for the usual blood work, which meant that I finally got to use my handy-dandy medical card. It's one of those delayed discount card things that basically gives you brownie points for getting sick all the time and using their services.

The only really fun part about it was being with mom again. It's always nice talking to her one-on-one. When I'm at home I sort of retreat into my corner and our dinner table conversations don't really count because Needy Older Brother generally steals the show. Anyway, s'nice. ♥

On other RL things: still haven't gotten the phone appraised, much less fixed. Blame it on the lazy.

Blinding sunlight aside, the weather's great down here, but I heard it's hot in other areas of the city. I do wish I could send some of the breeze we've been getting down over to some of my friends - it's quite nice.

Birthday wishlist is over here, for the friends and lovers and the curious on my flist.

No, I still have no idea how I'm going to celebrate.

Speaking of birthdays... big apologies to those whom I still owe gift fics too. I'm lagging behind again, aren't I? *sob*

It's rather nice, playing and modding in games full of people that I actually enjoy being with.

Summer vacation is nearly over.

I'm honestly going to miss this.
To kick things off, have a conversation I took from plurk:

[livejournal.com profile] izkariote: HARK.
[livejournal.com profile] izkariote: TIS MY BRAIN IN A BOWL.
[livejournal.com profile] izkariote: BEHOLD.
[livejournal.com profile] izkariote: IT IS MUSHY.
[livejournal.com profile] factorielle: ...You worry me.

--Because that pretty much sums up how last week was for me. Spent most of my time ficcing and attending to some faculty things, but mostly ficcing because March is the month of GAR and fic-dumping, since several of my good friends celebrate their birthdays this time around and like hell I'm going to let them go without getting a gift from me, even if it's fail.

This also means that I ought to kick myself into shape again and pound out the long overdue fics that I owe other people who celebrated their birthdays while I was busy. I'll be free very soon, so it shouldn't be a problem.

ANYWAY SO. This weekend was pretty insane~ [livejournal.com profile] khursten, [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu and I met with Tricia, who is this uber cool Pinay doing research on the local yaoi community for her scholarship grant in Osaka. It was a night of Lights Out Talk and wonderful conversation AND OMFG D18 DOUJIN BECAUSE SHE IS AWESOME AND MANAGED TO SECURE THREE BEAUTIFUL TITLES FOR ME ASDLKGHK;AHSDGH;ASHDKLGH;LAHSDLKH;GHASDHG-- *brainsplode*

Um. Anyway. Yeah. Bottom line is, she's a great person, aaaaand I have more Peeco and Banyuu in my collection. |D

Attended class on Saturday before meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] khursten again, for her birthday celebration - [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu was with her, and we zipped over to Binondo for food tripping with [livejournal.com profile] kye_kestrel, [livejournal.com profile] ficcentricity [livejournal.com profile] yue_dermond and [livejournal.com profile] 77ws. We went over to her house after we finished up, where I watched some Gintama, broke Lynffles' brain with one of my critical readings, oggled my doujinshi yet again and rolled around until around two in the morning.

Was supposed to get home in time to celebrate Mass with my dad, since it's his birthday today, but I didn't make it - thankfully, my parents were okay with it. I just have to make sure not to do it again. Am upstairs now and finally done with most of my internet backlog.

Doctor's appointment tomorrow and on Tuesday. Beyond that, I've got to finish birthday fics for [livejournal.com profile] theprerogative and [livejournal.com profile] botling and teacherly things for my children. Might chill out a little longer, though, since I'm still kinda "bwuh" after being out for pretty much the whole weekend.

On other awesomeness, I was accepted into Amat. This makes me ridiculously happy, but also terribly worried. o_o


KHR: Return on Investment, Devil Summoner, Persona 3, Persona 4, Reborn!, Gintama, One Piece, Eureka7, Bounen no Xamdou, Metal Gear Solid, Kekkaishi. )

L-lots of fics. *shamefaced*

On other news: HELLO TO THE NEW PEOPLE ON MY FLIST. ...Hello, at least, to the ones I know and the ones I don't who bothered to comment on my F-O Post. orz Please comment there if you want me to add you back, guys. :|
Now that it's been exactly seven days since I posted this and I've managed to tear myself away from Persona 4, it's time for some srs life updates.

Monday: Went by in an odd daze. =_= Honestly, beyond the usual talk at the smoket in ADMU, I really don't remember what happened.

Tuesday: Did the usual monthly check-up thing with my endocrinologist~ she upped my dosage, but beyond that, all looks well. Put in some P4 time as soon as I got home, and then dragged myself off to Spec Fic class. I was about 80% sure that I'd regret it, and it turns out that I was right... Spec Fic is only fun with Dr. Cruz is teaching it. With the exception of my cousin's report and the report of one of the other lit majors, all of the reports we've had in class have been poorly done and boring as hell.

I suppose I owe them one though. Managed to scribble down a lot of notes for ROI.

I'm reporting this week. I plan to show them exactly how it ought to be done.

Wednesday: Was brain dead and totally lazy, but I forced myself to go to class anyway. Going online to bug random people during my long break really, really helped though! Also - I can apparently still swing three classes on less than 30% of a brain. |D

Thursday: Woke up hellafuckingearly to go to the dermatologist, in which my face ended up getting zapped by a laser, swabbed with weird chemical stuff and pricked by needles and other sharp implements several times over. Worked on my report for Spec Fic as soon as I got home (9-SLIDE KICKASS REPORT, GET), played Persona 4 again and felt like chucking the controller at the screen because the dungeon was Pissing Me Off, edited ROI in order to post it (links below!) and ended up fixing my layouts instead.

...Speaking of which.

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

S-so proud of them! And I took a cue from [livejournal.com profile] aflyingteapot and made sure the layouts had decent font sizes! ♥

Friday: Woke up feeling seriously ill, so I ended up canceling my sessions with my kids in order to recover. Was feeling slightly better sometime before lunch, though, so I hooked up with [livejournal.com profile] anothermiyaw. ...And I don't remember what I did when I got home. orz ANYWAY, after that I crawled through two hours of traffic with my parents to go and meet with [livejournal.com profile] khursten, [livejournal.com profile] magnetic_rose, [livejournal.com profile] sortinghatlover and a lot of wonderful Dolly people. KHURSTEN, I LONG FOR THEIR LJs. DDD:

Saturday: Woke up late and a little better than I did the other day, dragged myself to class and discovered first hand that I hate Derrida + my brain is most definitely still in Vacation Mode, swung by the office to pick [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu up and drag her home for the big family dinner party, in which we celebrated three things:

1.) My little brother Peter making it into Ateneo de Manila University, which was his college of choice. His girlfriend Millie made it too, and to Management Engineering, of all things. O_O
2.) The birthdays of my two sisters-in-law. *smishes them*
3.) My Aunt Becky and her husband Reuben's safe arrival from the USA!

I also got to see Tala and Ava, since JP and Jonat were allowed to bring their girlfriends over. Millie was there too - she's great company.

Went upstairs after that to attempt to finish P4 for the second time, only to discover that FUCK NO, THE GAME'S NOT DONE WITH ME YET.

Today: Been playing Persona 4, but I'm back around to bitchslap the creepy people buzzing around [livejournal.com profile] anothermiyaw read up on this panfandom RP that I've decided to join me (just poke me if you want the story behind that; it's kinda embarrassing), attempt to go back to Serious Business, edit more of ROI for posting, maybe save icons, maybe change the icons on my LJs, maybe archive more stuff on my FF.net account and--

I really, really wish I was still on vacation. u_u

Also: BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] kasugai_gummie! I LEFT A SEMI-IMPORTANT COMMENT ON YOUR LATEST POST. *flailing*

And now, for the curious:

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Return on Investment

A possible future, ten years from now.

+ prologue
+ chapter one: Why I'm not where you are.
+ chapter two: Take the long road and walk it.
NaNoWriMo Official Status Report Number Six


44395 / 125000 words. 36% done!

--iyeah, I finally decided to adjust the word count meter for my personal goal, since I can't adjust the one over at the official site. That's still a VERY TENTATIVE number, but given the fact that ROI is meant to have three parts to it and I'm nearly at 50,000 words without even vaguely seeing the end of the first part isn't exactly encouraging. ;w; Anyway, life updates.


Went out to Rockwell and met up with [livejournal.com profile] anothermiyaw and [livejournal.com profile] dreamlessness -- we were supposedly there to go into ADMU Professional Schools, since it's such a shiny building and we've always been curious about how it looks from the inside for a book launch, but we didn't actually stay. XD; Wandered around Rockwell, where B and I were very concerned about Mia and how she was bound to sugarcoma from all the cake that B and I fed her in Starbucks. Later saw [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu and talked ROD things, among others. :3

Was feeling ill for most of the afternoon due to the heat, my period and the fact that I was pretty much on my feet since 6 AM. Got home raring to work anyway, in which I discovered that I seriously don't know how to take it easy anymore. Thank god for friends who stick by and gently remind me to breathe just before I forget.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] anothermiyaw re-filled the time on my LJ icons. ILU LONG TIME, MIA. And I am so broke, it kinda ain't funny.


Holed myself up in my room to check all the papers from my kids! I've... got my work cut out for me. Will have to adjust my game plan according to what these students need, based on the fact that they're coming in from Basic English. I'm considering doing more consultations and being a little more elaborate with my feedback.

I think I am finally getting a hang of this teacher thing. The lectures I've been doing so far have been pretty smooth, and I find it easier to manage the classroom each time I step in. Am also able to juggle more stuff and organize my things and my thoughts better. o_o Here's hoping that this will actually bear positive results.

Was supposed to have Spec Fic class, but it ended up canceled. Typed out my previous entry while I was waiting in the car. Experienced a case of EXTREME EXHAUSTION and EXTREME LAZINESS later in the evening, which prompted me to dole out a free cut. I figure I can afford it, if only to take a breather before the real shit hits the fan.


--was supposed to be NaNoWriMo Day, but I ended up wasting half of it due to mod stuff for Serious Business and the feedback that was coming in regarding several things that I've applied to myself early on this week. I'm writing this partially because I need to seriously take a break from wrestling with this one scene for over six hours. D18, Y U DO DIS TO ME.

Will spend tomorrow NaNo-ing also. I really want to see if I can finish 50,000 words before Sunday. Probably not, but it's worth a shot, right?

New intarwebz term to throw around: MICRO PORNING. Like micro-blogging (see Twitter and Plurk) and IM logging for an RP, but not. ...And my friends insist that it is a very real talent of mine. orz

Christmas post to follow. It's... actually long overdue too.

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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*
izkariote: (but this is my happy face.)
( Oct. 5th, 2008 11:20 pm)


I know I should post more about everything that happened (crazy shopping, crazy talking, crazy car rides, crazy bed breaking, crazy cooking, crazy bitchery, crazy--), but I think the combination of my cold and the Pepsi Deluxe can I just drank down is making me giddy and high and not all that capable of being detailed about things.



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There are three publishing companies you need to know in Namimori. They market all over the world, you see. They are the Vongola & Associates, a publishing company that markets children's and young adult fiction. Because, you know, that stuff sells. Sometimes, textbooks too, since all the Vongola ever want to do is satisfy the need for books for children and young adults, may it be for leisure or education. The Millefiore&Co., who have recently published several award winning novels and non-fiction stories. They have branched out to try to corner the market on everything but text books. Last but not the least, the Varia, a start up company that specializes in erotic magazines and collections of erotic short stories. But they are also known for producing books and magazines on fashion, trends and pop culture. It's just that once you start publishing ero magazines, everyone thinks that's all you publish.

Now, what does this have to do with you?

Welcome to the world of Publishing. You either work for one (or all, if you're a freelancer) of the above companies as a writer, an editor, a translator, heck, you might just even be a janitor or a board member. Or, you work for Kokuyo, the local bookstore. It doesn't matter which place you work for-- Publishing is serious business.
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