This is so overdue, it ain't funny.

IN CASE YOU DON'T WANNA CHASE TEAL DEERS:
+ I managed to submit my paper as planned! I also finished my teacherly work, although it took a lot longer than it should have. Lol, vacation mode. Good job, brain.
+ I may have discovered something that could land me a research scholarship thing in Japan.
+ This semester ended with a bang and lovely family things.
+ SENGOKU BASARA 3, CAN HAS.
+ Slept over at the Cheng Chua pad since Khursten is house sitting.
+ RP is starting to lose its flavor.
+ Fandom never gives me pretty things. :|
+ NaNoWriMo is coming up. I need to get my ass in gear and start warming up with ficcage. Undecided on what project to do, though.


And the long versions! )


The cat has greatly missed me, it seems, and it is also time for dinner.
izkariote: (hawtness.)
( Nov. 12th, 2009 09:53 pm)
IF YOU HAVEN'T POSTED A REQUEST HERE, DO SO. Or I won't be able to give you anything for Christmas. /sadfaces at


A-also, for those of you who keep asking: I honestly have no idea what I want. G-get back to me some other time. ;;







27513 / 50000 words. 55% done!

One of the funny things I have discovered is that when I'm working on a long project like this one, I have to occasionally break away between scenes in order to watch or read porn.

I've never needed to do that before. o_o




Finally getting my RP groove back, and it is absolutely wonderful. I've also been archiving old entries in between all of this RL madness

ILU, guys. You know who you are. ♥




I could rant about the weird shizzle going on in [livejournal.com profile] hitman_reborn, and TL;DR on the art of fanmixing, but I'll save your flists the pain.




Was supposed to have my first MA class today, only to discover that it was dissolved.

I've talked about how hard it was to get that class in the first place, right?

FML.

ON OTHER NEWS MY KIDS SEEM VERY HAPPY TO SEE ME AGAIN. Idk whether it's because they like me or because they think I'm an easy professor to pass or both. Will have a proper report on that at the end of the week, yep.
Dear RP!S,

Thank you for making my day. I feel famous and loved now.


Love,

Kae.
izkariote: (yay.)
( Jun. 4th, 2009 03:27 pm)
Before anything else:

THANK YOU SO MUCH, LUVI!


She got me the loveliest, most shamelessly fangirlish gift ever for my birthday, and I totally didn't expect anything. SERIOUSLY, I LOVE YOU!!!111oneoneone

Much love also to [livejournal.com profile] le_esperance and [livejournal.com profile] mlina, who both popped me before on the premise of getting me a gift!

Much love as well to [livejournal.com profile] khursten and [livejournal.com profile] botling for the paid accounts and icons, and to [livejournal.com profile] desumethis for this lovely fic!


Now for update things I've accumulated since the last time I went online~


Written on June 3, 2009. )




And now, today's updates!

I went to sleep last night thinking "Y'know, it'd be really cool if my internet connection went back up on my birthday but LOL AS IF THAT WOULD HAPPEN!"

And it did. @_@

THANK YOU, EVERYONE EVERYWHERE, FOR ALL YOUR LOVELY GREETINGS AND GIFTS! I gots mah paid RP accounts, and icons, and fiiiiic, and love! *A*

Some members of the family were over earlier for a nice, quiet lunch~ some others will be coming in later for dinner! Dad and I will also be getting my laptop, with luck!

...Obviously, I lack coherence. Must be the happy. I feel like a kid again!
Quick update on the interview I mentioned last post: talk with the Chair went well. She says I've got an excellent record, and they're hoping to sign me on for another year with the department. The thing is, a lot of the old faculty members are returning, so there's a big chance that I won't be teaching as many classes as I was last year.

This is actually perfectly cool with me, because I'll just increase my load for my MA classes. I'll be earning less money, but studying IS a whole lot easier than teaching, much less studying AND teaching at the same time.

We talked a bit more about other things too, like how it's a good thing I'm sticking with the dept and srsly doing the scholar thing. She DID give me a fair warning about maximizing my semester (apparently she heard that I finished my sem rather early last sem, and with our New Nazi Administration that's frowned upon), but beyond that, all was well.

Changed the layout over at [livejournal.com profile] stitchedophelia due to that semi-creepy stalker person I mentioned before (although not in detail; you're going to have to ask me for that yourselves~), and I've finally got fics to pimp out. \o/


Fic Dump!






Gintama
+ But if I try to find you there are only shadows (Katsura & Takasugi, for [livejournal.com profile] rainy_takako)
+ Going to bed early doesn't help much (Gintoki, for [livejournal.com profile] rainy_takako)


Gundam Seed
+ Your place in my heart is the whole of my heart (Ramias & Fraga, for [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo)


Gundam Wing
+ I can't say which of me is in you and which of you is in me (Une watching Treize, for [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo)


House M.D.
+ A ribbon around her throat (Thirteen, for [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo)


Persona 3 & 4
+ Shitting bricks (Kitchen Shenanigans; for [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo)
+ Where the wild things are (Yosuke x Souji; for [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo)
+ Who slid out of my heart? (Kansji & Naoto; for [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo)
+ The throb that sways my heart, my soul (Daisuke & Kou, for [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo)


Soul Eater
+ Nevertheless, to be curious is dangerous enough (The Kids, for [livejournal.com profile] rainy_takako)



Basch is extremely difficult to play, if only because of the speech pattern. ;; I do hope that I'll get used to it soon, the way I did with Raidou.

Speaking of RP-related things: World of Darkness folks, I have a proposal to make: why don't we move our game online? It'll be easier for us to do sessions, I think. Lemme know how you feel about that.

--And tomorrow: Batangas.
That was a pretty crazy weekend.

I also attract creepy stalker things.





Anyway, uh.


ADMU things: Puttered off to ADMU to see if I could hook up with the Faura crowd (AND I DID AND IT WAS MARVELOUS), so I figured I might as well pick up my report card. Good thing I did too, because it turns out that I totally aced my second semester. FLAT 4.0 QPI, BB. ...But all good things come hand-in-hand with HOSHITFREAKOUT stuff, and I'll have to go back to school tomorrow to meet with the Chair. Idk why, it's supposed to be routine, but... yeah. @_@

Family things: Going to Batangas over the weekend since Older Brother #1 is having his wedding ceremony there - he and my sister-in-law Yas have been legally married for the past five years, so this is a really big thing, finally getting to see them walk down the aisle in church and all. That also means I'm internet-less for a while, but I think I need the break anyway.

House things: I know I only mentioned this in passing, so I suppose I ought to announce it now... I've been camping out in my brother's room along with all my stuff for nearly two weeks now because my own room is being renovated. We're getting rid of the furniture, repainting, remodeling and yeah... so far, so good, so I promise I'll have pictures up once everything is set. I also demand a room-warming sort of party thing when all is ready!

Fangirl things: SLKDHG;HSADHGHSAD SO MANY FUCKING SERIES TO WATCH AND GODDAMNIT FMA Y U DO DIS AND ALL THE NEW ANIMU IS SO SHINY BUT THANK GOD I'M DONE WITH ONE PIECE BUT I STILL HAVEN'T PUT A DENT IN MY MANGA BACKLOG ALTHOUGH THE MARATHONING WITH THE OTHER STUFF HAS ME SORTA UP TO SPEED aaaand I think I'll shut up now. orz

Girl things: Cramps this time of the month were terrible, but thank god it hit before I had to go out of town. Also: mom and I went to the mall intending to go home with just the underwear I needed for the gown, but we ended up buying under wear, sleep wear, every day wear, random wear, and... iyeah, you get the picture. Suddenly, I'm a woman again. o_o

Writer things: This post is supposed to have shiny fic things since I've been accumulating finished stuff over the past few weeks, but... uh. B-BUT I PROMISE TO HAVE STUFF NEXT TIME. /twiddles

RP things: Srsly thinking of dropping stuff in favor of other things and more time to the stuff that matters, but [livejournal.com profile] theskytides is marvelous, as always. Also, I am having way too much fun playing Roy Mustang. Srsly.


Not-so-randomly, I seriously miss the koushien people. Summer's been good to me in terms of reconnecting and I know I've been hanging out with you guys as much as I can, but I feel the need to maximize the time before school drags me off. ;;
izkariote: (cuteness.)
( Jan. 17th, 2009 10:13 pm)
It takes a monumental effort on my part to update my LJ.

...I should be worried about that, huh?




School & Grad Studies:

Taught my classes in tip-top shape pretty much this whole week - I suppose that means that I've finally gotten my groove back after Christmas break. Advisory marks are just around the corner, though, as are midterms... combine that with the fact that I seriously have to start thinking about the topics for my grad studies papers, and you'll probably have a very busy Pammeth by the end of January. orz

On other news, my report on Ghost in the Shell was marvelous, and it was followed by a great report on Battlestar Galactica. I THINK I managed to impress my professor - I'm a little iffy about his grading standards (I don't understand how I got the standing that I did with him), but my performance last meeting must account for something.

After reading Derrida, I think I've leveled up. ALL OF A SUDDEN, EVERY OTHER CRITIC I READ IS SO CLEAR. D:


Fandom & Internet Things

Meme of the Moment: If I was a button on a keyboard, I would be the Alt Key.

Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel? No. Just. No.

Return on Investment seems to be getting pretty positive reviews so far. I'm... honestly a little intimidated about having people that I don't know actually stalking my writing journal and looking for updates though. orz I suppose I should just be glad that people outside of my circle are actually reading it though?

On that note: Chapter 3 is up, for the curious. Also: LOOK AT WHAT [livejournal.com profile] mlina WROTE ME FOR CHRISTMAS. ♥♥♥ READ IT AND WORSHIP HER, OKAY?


Personal Stuff & Friend Things:

If someone had to make a tagline for me, I think the most appropriate would be this:

Kae:
"Ordering her world one icon at a time."


... *cough*

SO ANYWAY, YEAH. I HAVE CREATED A ROUTINE FOR MYSELF. See, I'm tired of watching my backlog on the manga/anime/comics/TV/random-errand-things-that-make-me-happy side of things building, so I've decided to do a combination of any of the following each day (along with whatever work or fandom-related things that com up) to cover all bases:

+ Archive more FF.net fics (this entails reading them through for errors and stuff also)
+ Edit previous chapters or write new segments of Return on Investment / write fanfiction or things for your original stories
+ Sort out at least 10 titles from the unread comics pile
+ Watch at least 2 eps worth of stuff
+ SORT A FEW IMAGES IN THE UNSORTED IMAGES PILE.

G-good luck to me, right? ;A;

Also, this is relevant to Philippine yaoi enthusiasts: had a meeting with the Lights Out ladies this afternoon. Good things may come this summer.

CHOU EXCITED. [livejournal.com profile] factorielle IS COMING TO THE PHILIPPINES VERY, VERY SOON.
izkariote: (fandom fails at life.)
( Nov. 18th, 2008 05:52 pm)
I'm supposed to have a nice, hopefully entertaining post regarding RL stuff here, but that can wait. See, on most days, fandom stupidity doesn't do much of anything to me beyond making me want to point and laugh, and, barring that, make a semi-snarky post about it on Plurk. This one, however, is a special case.

Fandom rant, AHOY! Srsly, what is with some people bringing their close-minded views into their reading of a series?


...Not this argument again. )

The lessons at the end of the day is breathtakingly simple, kids:

Don't force your cultural ideals down another country's throat. Heck, on a smaller scale, don't force it down another person's FANDOM. Find a point of intersection between where you're coming from and where the work's coming from. Trust me: the results are bound to fun and interesting.

Read more, and please, read CAREFULLY before you judge anything. It's one thing to sound smart. It's quite another to BE smart.




I have heard from a few reliable sources that the person who made the post that I just deconstructed is a pretty good fanfic writer. I haven't read her fiction, but I'll have to say that now, I really don't want to. If she brings this narrow-mindedness into her craft, then I sure as hell don't want to touch any of that with a foot-long pole. It's probably as pretentious and as misguided as her fanfics are. The fact that I'm VERY SENSITIVE to authorial tone probably isn't going to help either.

Am I being unfair? I don't think so. You really, honestly can't separate one's fiction from the rest of what they are as a person, especially when it comes to matters of taste and intellect. You know what they say about empty cans and coins. Having such a close-minded approach stunts your growth as a writer.

Of course, that's just MY opinion of things.


EDIT: [livejournal.com profile] khursten has posted her own take on the matter over here. Go read it?


EDIT #2: Okay, so now that people are popping up and certain personal attacks ARE being made of which I do not have any control of, I'm disabling further comments. I'm doing this because there are people in my circle who are becoming uncomfortable with the sort of exchanges going on here, and I want to stimmy the damage, if only for their sake. I am not, however, going to lock this entry. I believe that vitriol aside, my position is clear and is well-informed from another viewpoint on the issue. As such, it deserves to be read.
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