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!
Writing this partially to let everyone on this side of the Internet know that I'm still very much alive, just totally swamped with real life things and generally lazy to post. Blogging requires a ridiculous amount of effort when most of the fun's moved to individual chat windows and Plurk. orz

Haven't changed out of my clothes yet either - am fresh from another faculty meeting on campus, and coming in a little later than usual because I wanted to get some work done while I was kicking around in the department. I figure, too, that if I dress down I'll just get lazy again, so. Yeah.

And they called it TEAL DEER. )
Was up and rolling around in bed by 5:30 AM today. WTF BODY CLOCK. Also: WTF BRAIN, YOU'RE WIDE AWAKE. O_O

Late meeting at the Eng Dept later that sounded redundant. Won't be going with [livejournal.com profile] anothermiyaw and [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu to that, um, event. Iyeah.

ANYWAY, NOW FOR MY REAL REASON FOR POSTING. Finally managed to archive all of the fics I wrote for the Reborn Drabble Meme that kicked around at [livejournal.com profile] caelestin's LJ for a bit. Links below:

+ --> genfic: D, 27, 59, Romario
+ --> pairing: 1896
+ --> pairing: 6918, 10069, 2759
+ --> genfic: Kokuyo
+ --> genfic: Spanner, Shouichi, Gamma, Genkishi, 59, 18
+ --> pairing: 8018, ColoLal, 8059, 6927, Spa27
+ --> fic set: the Varia
+ --> pairing: D18

Although some of them are staple pairings or characters for me, most of this stuff are first-time attempts to writing the pairings or characters in question. It doesn't look like I failed TOO badly, but well. |D

WHOOPS. Little bro's awake. SCHOOL TIME alk;dgh;ash;gshagasdh;shd DUN WANNA TEACH NO MORE sldk;ahglk;ashdgh;ds CHRISTMAS BREAK COME QUICKER.
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.

[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*

I swear.

I look at that, and it makes me happy IN MY PANTS.

[livejournal.com profile] fandom_secrets, this is why I love you.

On other news, I got to see [livejournal.com profile] mlina, and I am enjoying the brief break I have before I have to get to work on Teacherly Things again. I'm happy to report that I've only failed one student out of the 90 I taught last semester.

...And I do solemnly swear to make more coherent posts in the future. Brain, whar. orz
Stormy weather has made for a very sucky connection as of late, but things seemed to have stabilized. This is proof:

God Made the Distance Between Me & You.

A Shinjiro Aragaki & Akihiko Sanada FST.


Feedback's appreciated, folks. :3

Reason stupidity on the literary end of things has my critic bug biting me in the arse, and I'm currently torn between getting a Multiply or sticking to this journal and just making all my literary article shit public. I... kind of fear for my sanity though. Really. And it's back to the claim by good old Alexander Pope, and I quote:

If ain't awesome, don't eat it.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
If it ain't worth it, don't do it.

...Okay, so he didn't EXACTLY say that, but he DID emphasize on how we really shouldn't waste our time on things that aren't worth critiquing or studying.

Still, if this keeps up, the inner bitch in me will roar. And I'm a little older now. I've got the tools, and I'm pretty sure I know how to use them.

This month has been crazy but awesome for me. Never done so much academic reading in my life. o_o

And something tells me I'll say that again, a few years down the line, when I really AM drowning, literally, under papers.
izkariote: (flail.)
( Aug. 15th, 2008 05:11 pm)
I'm back to posting memes again. o_o )

SO I WAS SUPPOSED TO POST THIS STUFF YESTERDAY, but I got caught up in saving icons. *now has 8-10 new communities to follow* The prettiness was so excessive that I actually gave up on my usual practice (going through the backlogged entries of each new comm and saving indiscriminately) in order to be productive in other things! D:

Anyway, back on topic. See, because of sites like PlurkMania, I seem to be picking up a lot of people randomly adding me on my Plurk account -- I've even got a few who have attempted to friend me, just because we're from the same country. I will NEVER understand it.

My displeasure, let me show you it. )

That is all. I ranted out the rest on Plurk, and I don't really feel like replicating it.

Am ridiculously hyper today -- I have a feeling that the hormones are to blame, along with the fact that my period is nearly over. No period = no bleeds = no cramps = HAPPY ME. I have, however, proven to myself that I am Awesome: I can teach while cramping up. IT IS AMAJING.

Spent both my En11 periods wrapping up my discussion on Argumentation and bitching about That Old Issue raised by the Manila Standard's so-called Sassy Lawyer. Spent my Lit13 period attempting to Plurk until the connection went down and sending messages through a text file on Notepad to [livejournal.com profile] hamster_friend, who joined me just because he wanted to watch my students take their midterm exam. He says he missed the feeling of Unadulterated Terror. Wat. XD

Randomly: my 1:30-2:30 time slot has been blocked off by Smoket Time. The people who go there go there so regularly that it's practically a class.

♥ ♥ ♥

It's going to be eaten up by the papers I have to check though.


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