We were utterly defeated by the American Museum of Natural History for several reasons:

1.) It was bloody fucking huge.
2.) Peter's boil was seriously acting up, so he and I took it slow.
3.) We met our cousin Eric and two of his kids, which is about as awesome as going through all of the lovely exhibits.
4.) It was bloody fucking huge.

I'm now looking forward to the Smithsonian. I barely remember the place, but I do recall thinking it was amazing. Then again, I was incredibly young - museums tend to be pretty amazing for impressionable little girls.

Eric dropped us off at a pharmacy that was supposed to have a doctor on call later in the afternoon because Peter was having a really hard time with his boil. Suffice to say, that didn't work out too well - the doctor wasn't going to do any procedure, which left us trying to figure out what to buy for home treatment and the like. Bit of drama on that part, since there were phone calls, disagreements over how to treat him (to lancet the thing and squeeze the pus out or not?) and even talk about us canceling the rest of the trip and going home if it got bad. Fortunately, after lots of parental fussing and treatment (caked blood and pus on gauze looks disgusting, by the way), it looked like Peter was definitely going to be fine by morning as long as he rested. That meant leaving him behind, though, and going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

They say that even if you were to visit the Met once a week for a significant period of time, you'll always stumble across something new even in sections that you've already visited before. I can completely believe this - the place has three floors, but it is MASSIVE. I was literally dragging my parents from room to room to see the stuff I was really interested in and one of the suggested exhibits (Temple of Dendur - they constructed an entire frigging wing for it to show you how the temple is supposed to look), and my feet were killing me, but I didn't want to stop at all. We only got to cover bits and pieces of three areas, but we left incredibly happy.

Parents bought me a painting on the way to Central Park - dad wanted us to cut through it on our way to the subway station. Apparently, my parents never managed to actually walk through the park in all of the times that they've been to New York, so it was a real treat, seeing them that happy while enjoying the place all the same. We got rained on close to the end of the route, but we were all prepared.

Stopped over at the hotel to pick up Peter and rest our legs a bit. Funny moment happened while flipping channels:

Me: *after Peter hits an adventure film - Conan the Barbarian, I think?* ...Is that Arnold Schwarzanegger?
Peter: No idea --
Guy on Screen: *while tumbling through a hole* RAAWARAWARGGGHHHH--
Both of Us: *stare*
Peter: ...Yep, that's Arnie.

Our next stop was the Empire State Building, in which we spent about two hours lining up just to get to the elevator to the 80th floor. Overheard a funny conversation while we were going through the line: two members of the staff were fanboying Supernatural ("Dude, how are they going to top last season? They beat the DEVIL, man!"). Anyway, after spending the entire day standing and walking, I did not appreciate the line-up at all - or more like, my body didn't. Still, all of us hate lining up even more than we hate cramps, so we rushed up the stairs to the observation deck.

The view of New York City at night made it all worth it, and then some.

There was another line going back down, but it wasn't so bad. We dropped by the hotel again to change Peter's bandage, then headed out to eat at Carmine's, which was one of the restaurants suggested by our little tour tour book. Servings were huge, atmosphere was great, people were friendly and the food was just glorious. Overall, it was a great way to top off our last official day in New York.

Parents woke the bro and I up early this morning to do our packing (all of us decided to crash early rather than pack our stuff before bed) and rush breakfast before hopping into a cab to the Amtrax for Washington D.C.. Peter and I barely felt the three-hour ride since the both of us decided to watch Glee and the last two episodes of Supernatural (WTF WAS THAT ENDING). The view from the window was pretty interesting for me as well - I've got a thing for abandoned buildings and countryside.

We landed at the Grand Union Station, which was a super pretty place to be in. The taxi ride en-route to our hotel took us through the National Mall area, which gave us a good look at some of the spots we'll be touring later. Oh, and front desk gave us an upgrade to this really huge suite; the guy's reasoning was that Peter and I weren't going to fit on a double bed anyway. I suspect that the token of good will was partially due to the fact that our hotel is close to George Washington University and they want smaller rooms available to people who really can't afford the bigger stuff, and since we reserved ahead and there are four of us... well, there you have it.

Either way, things are looking really good. I jokingly told Peter that he better pay attention in Mass later: he owes the Big Man a whole lot.

Doubt we'll be touring since it'll be evening after we finish Mass, so I suppose this means I ought to enjoy this room while I can.
I actually started writing this one from my cousin’s flat – it’s the place I’ve been staying in for nearly a week now. As those of you on plurk already know, there’s no net access from home yet. Planned on making this entry when I was actually online, but whenever I get online, I end up doing a whole bunch of other things instead. XD

So! Singapore. Where do I begin?

Watch out for them teal deers. )

Summary: it’s been a pretty crazy trip so far. I have no doubt that it’ll just get crazier from here.

I told [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu, [livejournal.com profile] khursten, [livejournal.com profile] kye_kestrel and a few others this before, but back before I left home, I knew that somehow this trip would be good for me. So far, I’m right. There is a special joy that comes with being on your own, with no one to really rely on but yourself – sure, you have to do all of your stuff on your own and plan all of this stuff on your own and worry about your cash and your laundry and your room and your commuting route, but god, it’s glorious.

It’s the little things that are best about independence, I realize. Standing around at the bus station while you wait for your ride home, listening to Nine Inch Nails on your mobile and absorbing the noise and heat of the city, wandering outside to the balcony of the place you’re staying in to light up and enjoy the breeze… that sort of stuff. Take note: I’m the 25-year-old girl who’s still living with her parents and therefore subject to all sorts of loving but ultimately ridiculous rules. I don’t love my family any less, but I am starting to see that I really need to get out there already. And Singapore is the first step.

I do miss my cat my cat, though. Like, really, really, really miss her. There are lots of friendly strays that are beautiful looking and plump and stuff, but they just make me wish that I could’ve brought Gouto with me. And I kind of really wish my girl friends from home were down here with me too. ._.

Anyway, I previously mentioned that having no internet at home is really good for me. This applies in more than just one direction. For one, so far, I’ve managed to read half of the huge-ass pile of unread comics and doujinshi that have just been piling up on my hard drive for the past year and a half. For another, I’ve managed to catch up on a lot of anime and tv shows, and watch some movies that have also been idling around in my collection. Something tells me that if I had brought my PS3 along, I would’ve been able to play through some of the games that I’ve had to set aside too – but it’s a good thing that I didn’t, else I’d be distracted. Forever.

Oh, and I’ve gotten a lot of writing done. Like, a lot of writing. Let me show you. :3


† DURARARA! Izaya, Kida, rendezvous. // The possibility of zero.
† COUNT CAIN/GODCHILD. Riff, Cain, watching. // And yes, the way you look at me.
† FINAL FANTASY 7. Aerith, ghosts. // A new iconography of resurrection.
† GINTAMA. Gintoki, Katsura, how things have changed. // Faith is a series of calculations.
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Vergil, Yuna and a bottle of booze. // Women do have an affinity for evil
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Genesis, Vergil, black mail. // Only enemies speak the truth
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Phoenix, Edgeworth, Soul Talk. // Sic probo
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Date, Dante, getting crazy. // Scuse me while I kiss this guy.
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Dojima, Roy, taking the next step. // When a heart must go where it belongs
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Mukuro, Adah, experimentation. // Given the scalpel, they dissect a kiss.
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Shizuo, Nanako, babysitting. // The quiet moments while the city’s still dark.
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Roy, Vergil, discipline. // Nous sommes fucked.
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Vergil, Kurapika, treating ladies right. // Confusion that is so hard to be avoided.
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Pedosun, Voyeurmoon and creeper!Adah. // Things in heavenly bodies.
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Roy, Celty, silence. // You can either hold on or let go.
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Rhode, Chrome, tension is sex. // I (don’t) hate you.
† SOUL CAMPAIGN (RP). Mukuro, Rhode, ten years later. // She got a buttermilk smile and a thorny touch.

Week Three, here I come.
izkariote: (boobs.)
( Sep. 28th, 2010 12:41 am)
So I tell myself that I'm going to, y'know, actually update this properly and get back to real blogging and stuff.

Then I get my PSP back and open P3P.


School will be out in two weeks. Freedom is in sight.

Gouto is fatter and cuter now.

My Lit 13 kids have started Heavy Rain - they failed to brush their teeth.

Busier than ever in [livejournal.com profile] soul_campaign, because Mustang.

New seasons for a lot of my usual shows have started up, but I'm so behind in marathoning things, it ain't funny.

Seriously considering a formal hiatus from all RP-related activities to, y'know, actually write.

A FRIENDS CUT IS IN ORDER HERE, I THINK. I just scrolled through 440 entries, man. +_+ In the meantime:


Just in case you think it's time to let go, or don't even remember why you friended me in the first place. No hard feelings, guaranteed. Oh, and if I've cut you, I hope you understand, as well.

I have to stop forgetting to check my LJ. I mean, I always get these vague thoughts like hmm, maybe I should skim the flist! but then one thing happens and another thing and, next I know it, I'm coming back after a week to over 400 entries. ;;

So. Life bits.

SCHOOL; not taking summer class, at least not officially... my colleague who's teaching the Cultural Studies elective has allowed me to sit in on her sessions indefinitely, free of charge. [livejournal.com profile] khursten is with me, and now we keep flinching at words like 'commodification' and making stupid Marxist jokes that only we can get.

TEACHING; handling one Literature 14 class, and it's been pretty good so far. Kids are quiet but receptive, although I think they might still be intimidated by me. They all get this deer-in-headlights look whenever I throw a question at them.

Also: we need to seriously work on how to read poems properly. Their first group paper was a little... yeah.

RP; Flaking in and out. I need to find my groove again without compromising all of the other things that I need to do. ._. Getting better at it now, though, but... yeah. I know that I owe [livejournal.com profile] nique big time for not being around in Viva, or doing my Julia app. That's just one thing that I haven't been able to get to. orz

DRIVING; that's right, I'll be driving starting next week. Got the student permit and everything. THIS IS HOW MANY YEARS OVERDUE.

LIGHTS OUT; ...is in a week. Motherfucker.

WORLD OF DARKNESS; returned to my game with the usual suspects, which only made me want to write fanfic for our new party AND try and resurrect my own campaigns with my own set of players. I realize I have horrible luck with tabletop campaigns, see... my DMs disappear on me, for one reason or another.

That being said: IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN being my guinea pig JOINING A SESSION? D:

WRITING; Have started reconnecting, once again, with Endtimes, and it's working out so well. I've also kicked off a possible project with Mahar, which will have gratuitous amounts of gay and angst.

OTHER HOBBIES; got a heck load of files to sort out once I can sit still long enough. Schedule's pretty brutal, so I'm oftentimes too exhausted or brain dead to really want to do anything beyond stare at my PC screen and chat with people. I have started working through the comics I have on queue, though, along with the series I've been downloading. Current obsession: The Tudors. Rife with historical inaccuracies, I know, but. The costumes.

Cross Game was fabulous as well. Now I kind of want to pick up more of the mangaka's work and check them out, based on the recommendations I got~

So, flist, what did I miss?
izkariote: (yay.)
( Jun. 4th, 2009 03:27 pm)
Before anything else:


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!

See, I should be talking about the relatively kick-ass weekend I had, but the connection at home has been dead since Saturday and I'm still drowning under the backlog. orzzzzz

Good news is that the phone guys have apparently come around to fix the line. I'm not home to oversee their work, though, so I'm admittedly a little worried. If it doesn't work out, I'll be camping out at the office for a very long time.

Apologies to all the people that I unceremoniously dumped. I'VE CAUGHT UP NOW THOUGH, SO I'M OPEN FOR ABUSE AGAIN.

To be honest, though, the lack of a connection was a bit of a blessing. Managed to marathon a lot of stuff, and I've pretty much finished off all the subbed episodes of Gintama.

There are no words for the awesome.

Oh, I also managed to put in some stuff for [livejournal.com profile] khrminibang.

Here, have a preview. )

I've spent the last two days waking up early and puttering off to the office to use the fapworthy connection down there - I'm finally at home since Dad's not going to the office anyway, and it'll look weird if the daughter of the CEO is there while the CEO's nowhere to be found. o_o So, lolworthynet for me today~

I know I ought to fix the connection that we have down here at the house, but with Holy Week just around the corner, it's probably going to be pointless to call. I'll bug them to death after the festivities die down.

Anyway, in between net-mooching timez and tagging, I've been making good time with that backlog, both on the level of watching AND downloading. All the seasons of everything I've been following have been pretty cool, with the exception of The L Word. I just have one thing to say about that show:

Thank God it's over.

To balance out THAT fail, I've finally started on Gintama. Watching it now makes me wonder why I didn't bother starting it sooner.

Just got three fics to quickpimp. I've set a daily quota for myself: at least 1,000 words of anything every day until school kicks in. In as much as I'd like to complete my big projects, I also want to enjoy my break. We'll just see how that goes.


+ Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Gokudera Hayato & Sawada Tsunayoshi: A waking dream (for [livejournal.com profile] theprereogative)

+ Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, Nakatsu & Kayashima: I am more land than water (for [livejournal.com profile] psychoshoujo)

+ Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Fuuta --> Dino & Hibari: Put away my black book (for [livejournal.com profile] mienaihoshi)

So my Raidou Kuzunoha app for [livejournal.com profile] theskytides was finally accepted.

...I have no idea how to play him. OTL
Academic stuff is officially finished - I gunned all of the paper submissions from both my English classes in one go, and checked the last exam. I'll double check the grading, and I've got a meeting tomorrow, and I have to submit my papers for srs, but otherwise, I'm clear.

Seriously, this is a big relief. Little breakdowns have been taking their toll on me lately, but I think I can finally unwind.

On related news, my students are adorable. My Lit13 class sent me off with an illustration board full of dedications, and a NO SMOKING! sign pasted on the back. I was honestly touched by that. ;_;

Agenda for lollygagging is as follows:

  • Get hands-on with the RPs. WTF, SELF, DRAWING UP LISTS OF PEOPLE TO APP.
  • WRITE.
  • SLEEP.

The downloads might be a little hard to do... connection is still sucky down at home, although we are trying to find a way to solve this. I'll probably be rolling around in my dad's office a lot this summer, to abuse the connection. o_o

Also, results from the latest meme that I posted were incredibly lulzy. Apparently, people think that I should RP characters that have any of the following, in whatever combination:

  • Big tits.
  • Bitchy tendencies.
  • Brains.
  • A Ginormous Gar Factor.
  • Sinister tendencies.
  • Secretly pedo sides.
  • Major hohobag habits.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] 77ws: I still seriously hate you. :|

Relevant to pimping interests:


Katekyo Hitman Reborn, RP-verses, Dogs Bullets & Carnage, Soul Eater, Loveless )

I'll finally get cracking on my backlog, with luck. there are more birthdays coming up, I believe.

By the way, guys, I need to know:

I'm working on the full timeline for Endtimes again, and making remarkable time with it. Who would be interested in the full version when it's finished, or in receiving updates as I go along?


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