26 June 2012 @ 10:26 am
I kind of disappeared from LJ...it happens.  Tumblr moves a lot more quickly and my life's been kind of weird the past several months.  So here's a quick rundown:

I got fired around mid-to-late February.   There were a lot of feelings surrounding this, the largest of which was embarrassment.  It's never easy to admit these things and I spent about a week hyperventilating about what the fuck I was going to do.   Then I got taken on full time at the second job and have since earned a raise that's put me back into stability.  I still have a lot of mixed feelings about that last job, though I definitely do not miss it.  Mainly because I feel like I was fired as a scapegoat for my supervisor's BS. 

But that's reopening an old wound and let's not, shall we?

The "new" job can be tedious at times (what job can't?), but is mostly just awesome.  I really get to flex my artistic muscles besides doing web based stuff.  And the Commander likes my work enough that most of the time it remains reasonably intact (as opposed to ex-Lady Boss ripping everything to shreds for no good reason. Like forcing me to put Comic Sans on everything).  Even when it doesn't, I understand her reasoning as to why. 

The only draw back to this is that it leaves me creatively drained come quitting time.  Most evenings I don't want to do a damn thing except talk to friends and game a bit...so that's what I've been doing.  XD Not the best response ever.  And addictive.

Most recently I acquired a new kitten, named Sillabub:


That's another awesome thing about the job:  we can bring our pets to work.  She still not too crazy about her carrier, but it's getting better.  Next on the list is leash training.

Also: if there's anyone in the SouthEast Texas / SouthWest Louisiana area who wants a kitten my sister still has four she's trying to find homes for. Most of them are grey / tan, though.

So...yeah.  That about sums it up.  Job change, kitten, Mass Effect and Dragon Age.   XD I'll try to get back to posting more regularly.

17 September 2010 @ 04:50 pm
I'll make a real post/answer shit later.  Right now, I just feel the need to enter the world of TMI.

I am so hungry right now, I feel like Chowder (the character).  My stomach is going "FEED ME, MORTAL, OR TASTE MY ACIDIC WRATH."   I have several issues with this, the least of which being that I ate a well-sized lunch not too long ago.  Body, why do you insist on being such a fat-kid? Damn.  Really, just damn.


26 August 2010 @ 11:46 am
I'm so embarrassed by how long it took me to accurately complete this: http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html ; it's a fun and awesome learning tool, though, for the geographically challenged. XD
04 May 2010 @ 09:15 pm
I'm sitting here, debating which documentary to watch first:  The Life of Mammals or The Volcanos of the Deep Sea.  I am utterly torn because they both seem way too interesting to pass up.


I really am a nerd, aren't I?

30 April 2010 @ 03:42 pm
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] elvisvf101 'cause I can

Local Slang Meme )
08 March 2010 @ 12:20 pm



;3; I would that I had NatGeo. /weeps/ I am such a nerd.

Current Mood: dorky
19 February 2010 @ 04:32 pm

I have this ridiculous need to use this for Zoe in TSM... Or Luna, actually. Possibly Ami. /ponders/
16 December 2009 @ 03:24 pm
Ok, This might be me having a durp durp moment, but... let's start at the beginning. Alice in Wonderland. It has been been becoming a huge thing here lately--started to catch cult level attention at around '00 and has just been growing ever since. Now we have Disney's newest version, for which has just been released their official summary.

"From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. JOHNNY DEPP stars as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen's reign of terror. The all-star cast also includes ANNE HATHAWAY, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and CRISPIN GLOVER."

Seems nice and all, except that there's something in it which bothers me, and it's something that EVERY SINGLE REINTERPRETATION OF ALICE SEEMS TO DO:

reuniting with her childhood friends

What? ... WHAT? No, seriously. Have they read the source material? I am really beginning to wonder how many people out there have ACTUALLY read Alice in Wonderland. Because at this point, they either haven't, or they have a really fucked-up idea of what friendship is. In the original book, Alice didn't make friends, and certainly not with any of the persons listed above. The closest person to a friend of hers, in the book, would be Dinah, followed by (possibly) the white knight and the white king & queen. Everyone else, Every. Single. Character. was a fucking lunatic that either tried to kill her, fuck with her head, or just did not give two shits about her or anyone else.

People seem to forget that the original Alice is not the (relatively dark, actually) version that Disney put out in the 90s. The original is SO FAR from that, that they might as well be on different planets. Alice in Wonderland is an acid trip. It's the literary equivalent of being on more drugs than you could safely pump into your body and then trapped inside an asylum where the doctors and patients are one and the same.

Why the HELL is everyone dead-set bent on making it out to have been some grand and happy time for Alice? I'm not saying "don't like it," or reinterpret it, or whatever... but for the love of god, at least make an attempt to understand the source material first.

((Especially as, in this particular case, it's meant to be a sequel to the original book.))
26 November 2009 @ 02:43 pm
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