...This could be a problem. orz I know what I need to do, though, for that last paper submission. Beyond that, I've got my last set of readings for my grad studies class, then a crap load of papers to check. Generally, I should be fine.

Regarding the Heavy Rain playthrough that I'm working with in my Literature 13 class: the kids chose the saw on the third trial.

Yeah, I don't even know. XD

Met up with [livejournal.com profile] omnicrescence after an Extremely Long Time, and it was amazing. Also got to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] khursten in her office before going home. [livejournal.com profile] tasogareika trolling occurred over the internet.

TOMORROW WILL BE FUN TOO because Khursten, Yukeh, Mica and I will be traipsing over to Mahar's place to christen his new kitchenette. It'll be a nice way to top off my last week of formal classes, I think, before the final exam, paper and grade rush eats me.

Oh yeah: the article I presented in L.A. has been published in Volume 8, Issue 4 of the International Journal of Humanities.

Things are looking pretty good, if I do say so myself.
Either I cut down my flist, or I start checking LJ more religiously. I don't know when it suddenly became hard to do that - I used to be such an internet whore. Now I only use it for plurk and RP. WHAT IS GOING ON. 8|

Anyway hi, I'm still alive, and a million and one apologies to all of you darlings. I have been remiss in keeping up with what's been going on, as of late. Please to be telling me if I have missed anything important?

REAL LIFE UPDATE TIME.

Plurklings already know this, but I had a major table-flipping session of Ragequit lately. Things have been batshit down here, and the fact that one of the few things I had left to really enjoy was being dickish and stupid really didn't help. Gotten a lot of my work done now, though, so I'm feeling a lot better and a little more ready to return to the regular flow of things.

...As regular as things can get, anyway. Weekend was surreal, as one of my previous LJ entries might reveal, but I don't want to get into details here. Another time, perhaps.

On lighter news: THIS ACCOUNT HAS BEEN TOPPED UP WITH INFINITE ICON POWER, because 69 ♥s me muchly.

The paper I read during the L.A. conference has also been accepted for publication.

:D
izkariote: (omfg.)
( Jun. 8th, 2010 10:14 pm)
I had this big entry planned on what's been up and stuff, especially after a lovely weekend with friends, beautiful gifts from beautiful people, and the usual pre-semester fare.

But uh first.




The International Journal of the Humanities provides a space for dialogue and publication of new knowledge which builds on the past traditions of the humanities whilst setting a renewed agenda for their future. The humanities are a domain of learning, reflection and action, and a place of dialogue between and across epistemologies, perspectives and content areas. It is in these unsettling places that the humanities might be able to unburden modern knowledge systems of their restrictive narrowness.

Discussions in The International Journal of the Humanities range from the broad and speculative to the microcosmic and empirical. Its over-riding concern, however, is to redefine our understandings of the human and mount a case for the disciplinary practices of the humanities. At a time when the dominant rationalisms are running a course that often seem draw humanity towards less than satisfactory ends, this journal reopens the question of the human—for highly pragmatic as well as redemptory reasons.

The journal is relevant for academics across the whole range of humanities disciplines, research students, educators—school, university and further education—anyone with an interest in, and concern for the humanities.

The International Journal of the Humanities is peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only intellectual work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published.



They have a conference at the end of this month.

I submitted a proposal. I got in.








Yeah uh idek. I have to fix a lot of stuff still, but. Conference. Big, international conference. I'm going to register to present in it. They'll peer review my paper and it could be published in that journal.

I think I'm in shock.
SO I ONCE WROTE THIS FIC FOR [livejournal.com profile] questofdreams AND POSTED IT HERE.

NOW IT HAS ART BECAUSE [livejournal.com profile] kye_kestrel IS AMAZING!


CEILING YAMAMOTO IS IN YOUR CEILING, WATCHING YOU DROP YOUR PANTS. )


I FEEL GREATLY LOVED.
izkariote: (yay.)
( Oct. 10th, 2009 01:49 am)
I FINISHED IIIIIIIIIIT.

\o/



Title: We are all of us haunted and haunting.
Characters/Pairing(s): Dino Cavallone, Hibari Kyouya, Rokudo Mukuro, Chrome Dukuro; appearances by the others
Rating: R
Summary: A study in how to fall apart, and come back together.
Warnings? Blood, sex, and break downs.
Notes: Written for the prompt, “the gravity of love”. The title is taken from the [livejournal.com profile] 31_days theme for June 21, 2009 - it references a line from the novel “Lullaby”, by Chuck Palahniuk. The titles of each of the segments in this fic are also taken from different 31 Days and 52 Flavors themes.


5,277 words. [link over at my fic journal]



EXTREMELY BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] innocentlyjaded!!!!!!!!!!!











Okay, imma go collapse now. /stumbles off
A conversation with [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu the other night had me attempting something that I've never done before: block out a whole day to do nothing but fuss over my writing.

To make a long story short, it worked.




KATEKYO HITMAN REBORN!: Return on Investment



Chapter Eight: New ways, old things.
Theme Song: Download link to follow!
Rating: G
Characters: Tsuna, Chrome, Basil, I-Pin, Lambo, Luce, Gamma, Shouichi, with brief appearances and mentions of others
Summary: Tsuna dreams in the car, Luce cleans her office, and occasionally, we see bits and pieces of the past.
Notes: This longfic was my NaNoWriMo project for 2008, although I've actually been itching to write it ever since I returned to the fandom early on this year. It's meant to take place ten years into the new future created by Tsuna and his crew after the TYL arc, and is pretty much very AU now, given how the manga has ended up progressing (point of departure from the canon is around Chapter 215, although I've tried to incorporate bits and pieces from the chapters after that). The title of this chapter is taken from the [livejournal.com profile] 31_days theme for July 4, 2008.

4,916 words.



Chapter Nine: No place like home.
Theme Song: Download link to follow!
Rating: PG-13, for shower hanky panky nudity
Characters: Kyoko, Haru, Hana, Ryohei, Yamamoto, Hibari, Reborn x Bianchi, with mentions of others
Summary: The Road Trippers finally reach their destination, and Reborn, after a good morning call from Bianchi, goes off to see one of his stupid students.
Notes: The title of this chapter is taken from the [livejournal.com profile] 31_days theme for October 11, 2008.

4,560 words.



Chapter Ten: Raison d’etre.
Theme Song: Download link to follow!
Rating: R, for interhouse mansexxing an implied sexual encounter
Characters: Dino x Hibari, Gokudera, Tsuna, Kyoko, Basil, Chrome, Yamamoto and Reborn, with mentions of others
Summary: Hibari in Venice, two hours late for an engagement. Gokudera, on assignment. Tsuna, heading home. Yamamoto and Reborn, at a bar, with drinks.
Notes: The title of this chapter is taken from the [livejournal.com profile] 31_days theme for August 14, 2008.

4,440 words.



Chapter Eleven: Somewhere just left of nowhere.
Theme Song: Download link to follow!
Rating: NC-17, for graphic sex
Characters: Dino x Hibari
Summary: Ten years in the past at Namimori / Ten years into the future at Venice.
Notes: The title of this chapter is taken from the [livejournal.com profile] 31_days theme for August 7, 2008.

3,663 words.





Feels like centuries since I last posted Return on Investment stuff, huh? orz

Also: ridiculously happy about how Fiore di Nuvola has been received so far. Was honestly afraid that no one would read it because of the premise, but the folks who have were fabulous with their feedback.

For this next week, I'm thinking of trying to write just a little bit each day rather than take a whole day out for it. We'll see which one works out for me better. ♥
izkariote: (productivity.)
( Aug. 23rd, 2009 08:07 pm)
The writing of this entry was massively delayed because of Suikoden Tierkreis.

No, I do not have a DS - [livejournal.com profile] khursten lent me hers, with encouragement from [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu, because the both of them are delightfully evil.

My PSP is with Khursten now. orz




Cold aside, this week was pretty glorious because two vacations that consequently landed on the only remaining work days that I had pretty much left me with a four-day weekend. Used Tuesday and Wednesday up for tackling my backlog (which I managed to finish), and rolled around on Thursday. Met with the girls on Friday, which felt strangely like Saturday because lmao, long weekend is long.

Friday was also the day that I took home Khursten's DS, and it ate me alive. It's... still chewing on my arm. ._.

Saturday class was lulzy because we tackled Formalism and Reader Response Theory. Had a lot to contribute to both while I was tackling the gazillion tags I got from all of my RP accounts. I'm getting better at juggling all this stuff, but also realizing that I may definitely have to cut down on my activities and RPs soon. There are so many other things that I ought to be or would rather be doing with my time now.




Title: Insanity is hereditary.
Characters/Pairing(s): Tsuyoshi, Iemitsu, Shamal, mentions of others
Rating: G
Summary: On the eve of a fight for succession, some not-so-tired old men get together for a good drink.
Warnings? Manry bonding, and alcohol.
Notes: Originally written for [livejournal.com profile] khr_undercover. I wrote for the theme, "Origins", and I actually won, which is pretty cool. o_o The title is taken from a theme found in one of the [livejournal.com profile] 31_days sets!


1,495 words.


...There is a funny story behind this one. See, I joined khr_uc not knowing that it was actually a contest, and since I was srsly busy, I forgot to join the community and keep track of the updates. So, when I finally found out that the results were up and I saw my name on the post as one of the winners for the theme competition, I was like "whut". XD;

Still, it was challenging and very fun. I'm considering joining the third round, but with my hit record with writing, it's probably better if I didn't.

Deadline for the minibang is coming up by the end of this month. I've checked my entry over for the umpteenth time, and I figure that I can get by on minimal editing. The thing, as a whole, looks perfectly fine on its own.




Been tripping out massively on movies lately, and that sort of made me realize something about my writerly cycle that I'll probably blog about sometime.

I should also blog about my stand on KHR!, since I've been gabbing off to a select few people ever since the first chapter for this month came out.

For the moment, though, I'll pimp out the entry on Nine Inch Nails that I made sometime back, since a couple of you guys were asking.


Nine Inch Nails and How I Owe Them Just Short of Everything




May open myself up for prompts. Possibly when my brain stops dribbling out of my nose.
izkariote: (productivity.)
( Jul. 16th, 2009 08:54 pm)
Quick pimp-outs before updates!

+ Fanfic for [livejournal.com profile] fushimiru, [livejournal.com profile] theskytides RPG; Raidou and Naoto, "When are you going to love you as much as I do?"
+ Fanfic, Metal Gear Solid 3; Big Boss, "Slowly twisting the lilac stalks"
+ Fanmix, KHR!, for [livejournal.com profile] desumethis; Xanxus & Squalo - Married, with Domestic Violence!


It's good to be mixing again, and even better to be writing again. Currently working on a *cough* surprise KHR! fic, and it's going well. I just might make the deadline without problems.




As some of you already know, I went out with my folks to the Canadian Embassy. Passport renewal is death serious business, so serious, in fact, that it entailed being stuck on the road for nearly two hours (CURSE YOU, WEATHER!) and another hour-long wait because the dudes ahead took forever and a day.

Was supposed to go and see [livejournal.com profile] khursten (and later meet up with the Koushien for dinner along Tomas Morato), but we had to take a rain check because lol, well. Rain. Anyway, ended up tagging along with my folks the whole day - first to Glorietta (mom wanted to get her watches fixed at the service center), then to Megamall (dad wanted to canvas the prices of shotguns at the gun convention).

In spite of the fact that I've only pretty much just gotten home, it was rather nice, spending time with the folks. One funny thing that happened today was my dad attempting to read what I was working on over my shoulder. I... sort of panicked because I was doing gay porn. Um. Yeah. /)_(\

Oh, I also saw [livejournal.com profile] yukitsu for a bit! We finally got our gelato! ♥




Because of all the waiting time I had today, I got to finish Misha McGlenny's McMafia, after nearly a year of picking it up and putting it down. It's a fascinating read exploring the relationship between organized crime and globalization, and I strongly recommend it to whoever's into those topics.

With that done, I can go on to crawling through the other selections on my book shelf, and the book that [livejournal.com profile] lonelybusiness lent me a long, long, LONG time ago. *sob* RL keeps me pretty much too busy to really go through books unless I'm in transition or transport, since I'm usually occupied with so many other things when I'm actually free.

This has to change, though. Gotta make reading for leisure a much more regular habit, the way it used to be.




Funky animu again this season. Bakemonogatari and Tokyo Magnitude 8 look exceptionally well-done, for one.
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