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.
GETTING THIS IN BEFORE TAG RAPE ENSUES YET AGAIN.

Petrik celebrated his birthday with the rest of the Punzalan kids on the 9th with a delishus lunch in the office! It's kind of lulzy how half my family has birthdays this month, with me being one of them. ANYWAY, it was really nice, lounging around and talking with the bros that I don't usually get to see around~

After that, I met up with [livejournal.com profile] khursten and [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu in order to check up on B. My prayers still go out to her - she's had a rough time as of late, and that, for those of you who do know what's up, is a dire understatement.

Slept late into the next morning due to srs plottage for [livejournal.com profile] theskytides and [livejournal.com profile] yescomrade museboxing, and then zoomed off to ADMU after I woke up from sleeping like a total rock! I've gotten most of my pre-sem teacher stuff out of the way, and I got to catch up with my colleagues in the English Department, which is always cool.

Best part about yesterday, though, was hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] lainewell, [livejournal.com profile] dark_profanity and their friend Viktor after I gave up on finishing my registration! MUCH INSANITY ENSUED.

I'm currently chillaxing at home - I feel the need to rest, since my hours have been odd lately. Enjoying the shiny laptop speakers that my dad has loaned to me indefinitely, along with the fact that we seem to have fixed our internet connection (with no thanks to PLDT). See, my dad figured that some of our defective phones might be bleeding into the connection, since we're all still using one line... now we're thinking of getting a direct line for the net from the box in order to improve it further. When we all have the time to get someone to do it for us. IN THE MEANTIME, THOUGH, IT IS GOOD ENOUGH. *w*

And on other random things:


  • [livejournal.com profile] signifies and [livejournal.com profile] g3ssh0ku, ILU both. ♥
  • Nnnn school coming up next week. I don't want it but I kind of do!
  • My little brother is a man now. I feel so proud, watching him drive. ;w;
  • ...Why am I considering apping at other RPs again.



Yeah okay, back to tag rape. orz


EDIT - Tried and tested: every single time I praise my connection, it hiccups.
See, I had a whole lot of stuff to post on.

AND THEN MY INTERNET DIED. ;;

Currently over at Katipunan now, in Kourtyard Cafe - my new favorite place, because the food is pretty decent for the price and there's free wi-fi!

So now, for the breaking news on my end of the globe~

MY SAPRIZE BIRTHDAY GIFT DAY: It actually started out the day BEFORE that, with me getting a notice that I had something that I needed to pick up from the post office. AND WHEN I WENT THERE I GOT THE SECOND ARTBOOK OF FMA STRAIGHT FROM SINGAPORE. ILU, [livejournal.com profile] tasogareika! ♥♥♥ Oh and then I rolled around at home for a bit before meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] yue_dermond, [livejournal.com profile] khursten, [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu and [livejournal.com profile] kye_kestrel for some delishus Japanese food and fangirling. YUE GOT ME A GIFT TOO. S-srsly wasn't expecting anything. Thanks so much, guys. ;;

Y IS INTERNET DEAD: So right when I start log whoring for srs again in [livejournal.com profile] theskytides, my internet connection at home decides to completely die. Cue me doing all of the other things I put off in favor of writing, RPing and going crazy online. ...At least I'm reconnecting with my music collection and my doujin.

MIA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY: [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo decided to hold it over at Nanbantei in Greenbelt 3 - first time eating there on my end, and it paid off. Got to meet new people, see old people, and generally have fun. Dragged my little brother along for the crazy too~

SCHOOL THINGS: Since I swung over here to mooch off the free wi-fi along the avenue, I decided to go on campus and check up on how things are. My schedule's going to be completely turned around, from the looks of it: all afternoon classes, with no breaks in between. It may take some adjusting, on my part, but at least I can sleep in now.

Iyeah, this entry was supposed to be significantly more coherent.

CANNOT WAIT FOR THE WEEKEND.

Also: this has got to be the most tame birthday week I've had yet. Truth be told, I kinda keep forgetting that it'll be my birthday soon. o_o


[EDIT:] I can't believe I forgot -- I GOT YOUR POSTCARD, [livejournal.com profile] kasugai_gummie. ILU. ♥♥♥ And I swear I'm forgetting something else, but I can't recall for the life of me!
[livejournal.com profile] khursten and [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu were over the whole day yesterday, and it was glorious~ we got a lot of plotting done for [livejournal.com profile] theskytides, and we watched part of the pilot episode of Battlestar Galactica. Ahn~ nostalgia~~~~

Anyway, we've sent in all the relevant apps and revisions. Now we're just waiting for word from the mods.

Slept hella late and ended up waking up at 11 AM - joined the Porn Off Night at a poke from [livejournal.com profile] botling and met a whole lot of lovely new people. Was brain dead throughout most of it, though, because the heat was fucking horrible.

It's cooler now, and I'm just pounding out fic things and reading manga until I get lazy enough to go to bed.

...I should be putting in all the memes that I owe people here, but I'm really terrible at answering that stuff. Can people hit me with the links to memes that they've tagged me for so far?




Mini fic-dump here:


+ The Skytides RPG: Hibari Kyouya & Raidou, first encounters

+ For [livejournal.com profile] 31_days: Persona 4, Doujima & Souji

+ Porn-off Night III selections: Bleach (Aizen/Urahara + Yoruichi), Persona 4 (Doujima/Souji, Adachi/Souji), KHR! (6918), Gankutsuou (Count/Haydee)



I'm really happy about being able to write so much these days. *w*
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( Feb. 15th, 2009 06:24 pm)
I really meant to post sooner, but some little earthquakes on the personal front and a hell lot of work-related things kept me away from doing much of anything beyond dealing. I don't really feel the need to talk about the shistorms (those who need to know already do, and the rest of you really don't have to), so let's just go straight to what I've been up to.

Taboan 2009 looked like it was a huge success, from what little I got to see of it... Ateneo hosted the second day of the festival, as part of the merrymaking for the university's 150th year in service. I was pretty much all over the place because of the things they assigned me to do (logistics, ushering, tech support and documentation) but overall, I had a really great time. I also know how to use a video cam properly because of the exercise, so, if for anything, I learned something new?

I'd talk more about the ideas that were tossed back and forth during the conference panels themselves, but any of the epiphanies I had are pretty much out of my head right now. orz Crunch time, yo.

Crashed on Friday, so I pretty much huddled up alone at home and did random internet things beyond study for my class. Saturday was lovely - the group assigned to report on the readings were excellent. [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu met up with me after class and helped me check papers. Everything that needed to be graded HAS been graded now as a result. ♥ Had dinner out, met with [livejournal.com profile] anothermiyaw after, and generally had a wonderful Saturday.

Today has been extra productive as well - I finished three response papers out of the five that I intend to submit and the readings that I will be reporting on this coming Saturday. It's the lit conference for the senior lit majors in ADMU, and I'll be moderating the panels - this means that I can generally take it easy for the evening. If I'm still in this productive funk, though, I'll prolly start preparing for that report, or maybe get started on the fourth response paper. o_o

Now, for internet news. I made a musebox for myself over at [livejournal.com profile] yescomrade - if you're a friend, join it. If you're an partner-in-crime in any of my RPs, join it. If you're curious and you feel like tagging with me, join it. I'm willing to swing just about anything. ♥ Also, [livejournal.com profile] botling made [livejournal.com profile] pavlovsyaoi, which is the musebox that we share... it currently features our alternate universe in KHR where Hibari was found by Byakuran first. SHOW US YOUR LOVE AND WATCH US FLAIL.

Ignore the rest of this post. It's all shameless pimpage.




FIC DUMP, GET!




Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Return on Investment (Chapter 6). --> Where Yamamoto and Hibari walk around Palawan and strange stuff happens.

Musebox for the KHR-verse: Kaoko Hibari. Because a violent kid like Kyouya has to have come from somewhere!

Birthday Fic: 691827. For [livejournal.com profile] kasugai_gummie. Three men, one bathtub!

Porn-off Night Fics: Darker than Black, Code Geass. My fail. Nuff said.




Our RP is finally back online! JOIN IN THE CRAZY, K.


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The recent economic crisis have forced the heads of these respective companies to do an almost total restructure, with mass promotions, lay-offs (or hiring, depending on who you are) and other scary things to note. Overall, they're all slightly bigger, slightly better organized, and more than ready to play.

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Was dragged out of bed early for the usual blood test, although it wasn't AS usual as the others since they drew a lot more blood than usual. orz My arm still hurts. ;A;

Overall, though, the day was lovely and productive! Zipped off to the dermatologist to pick up skin meds and get some more pimples zapped, then I went straight to Ateneo to do a little writing before my meet with the lit committee - we've got a big presentation coming up tomorrow, so all of us wanted to run through the material before the firing squad actual thing.

...I also got to watch BSG S4E12, which srsly made me hate humanity (or at least, some of the characters in the show, who serve as reflections for all the stupid sonnuvabitches in the world) for a bit. This series, it is awesome. It makes you question everything.

Got picked up by Peter after the meeting was finished~ picked up cigarettes for [livejournal.com profile] khursten and [livejournal.com profile] 77ws, then got myself dropped off at U.P. where I met up with [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu, [livejournal.com profile] ficcentricity and [livejournal.com profile] factorielle. Was introduced to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] mushroom18, whom I've just friended back. YAY FOR NEW NAKAMA. \o/

Dragged the koushien home with me after we said our goodbyes to [livejournal.com profile] mushroom18, where [livejournal.com profile] factorielle rolled around in bed for a bit and she and the other two thoroughly enjoyed themselves with the bubble wrap that [livejournal.com profile] g3sh0kku used to store her Christmas gift to me in. ...I guess that's your signal to send in more next time, 69 love. ♥ Anyway, after that craziness came craziness at the dinner table before I saw them off.

I'm chilling out now since I've finished packing - I'll have a pretty full day tomorrow with classes to teach and that big faculty meeting, but I plan on going home during my long break to cool my heels off and make last-minute arrangements. BATANGAS, GET.




Am seriously lagging with fic requests and my own personal quota for editing and writing stuff, and I can blame it on nothing else but me being oddly tired these days. I'm practically narcoleptic in the car, for one... s'like, I drop off to sleep every time I'm idle. *fail*

Here's a semi-peace offering, though. [livejournal.com profile] anothermiyaw celebrated her birthday recently, so this is my long overdue gift to her which is totally small and insignificant compared to the really pretty one [livejournal.com profile] kye_kestrel wrote for her!.


Title: Be sweet, be false.
Series: Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Characters/Pairing(s): Gamma, Uni Giglionero
Rating: G
Summary: A conversation out in the sunlight.
Notes: Set in the distant future, the one Tsuna and the gang recreated after they came back to their time. Uni must be around twenty or so in this fic. The title is taken from the [livejournal.com profile] 31_days theme for August 23, 2007, and I do solemnly swear that this is my fail!attempt at doing their pairing yet again.

540 words.


Now I just need to get fics out for [livejournal.com profile] kasugai_gummie and [livejournal.com profile] mienai_hoshi. @_@
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


IT'S SPANNER TIME.






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.


MONDAY:

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.


TUESDAY:

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.


TODAY:

--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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