Rae
21 October 2011 @ 03:00 pm

So I’m sitting at my desk being all


And then Sir Service Manager comes up and he’s all

And I’m all


And finally he leaves, so I can be more like


But then Sir Service Dude comes in, and he wants to be all


And then Sir Service Manager comes back, and they’re both all


about whatever jerk-off-of-the-week is giving them problems right now, while I’m just sitting there like


because I don’t want to look like


but goddammit, this happens every. single. day.


And that is why my lunch is always cold.


 
 
Rae
04 April 2010 @ 02:05 pm
So, for anyone that understands "understands" shonen (aka, 'action' or 'boys' anime/manga):

Why the fuck do they ALWAYS have to explain shit in battles? Seriously. They're fighting. We can SEE what is going on. I don't need you take time out to explain what I JUST saw happen. =.= Really. I don't.

This is why I don't watch most of these series.  I feel like I'm leaking IQ points.
 
 
Rae
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.))
 
 
 
Rae
27 October 2009 @ 09:41 am
OK "Words" meme. I got this from [livejournal.com profile] strainconductor . In essence it is this: Reply to this comment with "WORDS!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Keep in mind, if I don't know you very well they may not be very fitting... obviously. :/ Once I give you your words, make a post in your journal detailing what those words mean to you and offer the same challenge. <333


My Words... )

XDDD who wants a turn?
 
 
Current Mood: geeky
 
 
Rae
20 October 2009 @ 08:03 am
So I've finally found the perfect solution for being unable to get up in the morning: unnecessary road construction! :D


They're tearing up the road I live on and repaving it. Which is, yanno, awesome cause it didn't even need it. I'll give a moment for the sarcasm to sink in.

Why the HELL is the city paying for the repaving of a road that did not need repaving? NOW it does, obviously, because they spent yesterday making a disaster zone out of it. But it didn't before. Either way, this is fucking retarded as I, like most of the other people in this neighborhood, parked my car on the side of the road. I'm now sharing the backyard as a "parking area" with my cousin, her daughter, the daughter's boyfriend, and the other tenant. This is going to be... interesting. Considering that we all have VERY different arrival and departure times, I'm expecting to be late to work at least one day this week. Better explain to my boss in advance.

Other than that, working on the YFN outline for BB and attempting to get WIP finished.  Not having much success, since MentalVerse keeps begging for attention.  *slaps the cast and tries to go back to writing*

 
 
Current Mood: aggravated
 
 
Rae
04 September 2009 @ 04:07 pm
This morning it felt like Autumn; this is not natural.

Not that I'm complaining--I LOVE the Autumn (what little we usually get of it) but in Texas it usually doesn't stop being 100+ degrees everyday until about, oh, November.  Occasionally December.  So being able to step out the door t his morning without breaking into an instantaneous sweat was a very welcome surprise.  Considering that I only got about three hours of sleep last night, if that, I was very happy about this.

Much to my amazement, it's getting closer to noon and still hasn't broken 80 degrees. (It hit 83 at noon. Still, not bad, Weather Gods, not bad.)  Please, Gods, let this continue!  It would be such a nice break from the norm.  And if it continues, we're less likely to get another hurricane.  Which reminds me that I need to go check the news to see how Mexico is faring.

Since finishing the SSFPs I've taken a bit of a break from writing full prose and have been concentrating on outlines.  I'm pleased as punch that the JSoI (South park fic) outline has gotten a good start to it, and a thus unnamed Resident Evil one is beginning to take some serious shape.  There's a couple others that are about in bits and pieces, but I'm starting to become more organized about my writing which is a HUGE improvement over how I used to be.  Also, I'm begining to believe that WiP might wrap up in about three to four more chapters.  Which will be nice.

The SSFP projects have rolled into another multiverse SM fic which will begin.. probably sometime in January of next year.  I have to give the Thon time with them, of course, and actually write an outline for it since THAT particular one will have to have some serious attention given to date and time within the fic.  The ideas for it are mounting up, though, and that's a good thing. :D

Ugh, I really need to stop adding more to my To-Do list and yet I feel like i've hit a creative surge here lately, even if it is all in a fan-fic related direction.  I think Nanorimo might not happen this year, or else I'll do a fanwork for it instead of anything original.  I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing, or if it merely is.

On a more personal note, I'm fairly confident in graduating this quarter.  Thus far no major hangups have occurred, and Norm has said that he'll happily pass my Reel, so I don't expect him to flunk me. It isn't the best thing in the world, but I never expected it to be.

Also, I feel like wringing someone's neck.  This time, at least, my anger has a very obvious instigator behind it.  To jackass programers worldwide:  If  you update software that your customers RELY ON to get their work done, do NOT take away the ONLY method we had to get something done, and replace it with NOTHING.  Seriously. I counted on that little loop hole that let me force your program to do exactly as I wanted it to, even if it wasn't technically designed that way.  I do NOT appreciate your sewing that hole up and leaving me at a loose end with my bosses breathing down my neck (even though they're the ones that make me use your shitty program in the first place.) You know DAMN WELL that a ton of people used that loop hole to begin with, I  was told so by your own customer service people who help us all take advantage of that loophole. WHY THE FUCK DID YOU DO THAT D:< Why does it bother you so much that we want to redirect back to our own fucking website instead of using your horrible looking, cookie-cutter shit?

Thanks to you, i will be probably be stuck here until late tonight.

 
 
Current Location: work
Current Mood: grumpy
 
 
Rae
18 August 2009 @ 02:35 pm
I should have expected this.

When I learned to like Relena (and subsequently came to love her) I really should have known that this was coming.

I'm not sure how to stop it, and I'm not sure that I want to.

I'm starting to like Chibi Usa.




 
 
Current Mood: aggravated
 
 
Rae
17 August 2009 @ 10:29 am
=.=  
My immune system fails.


  
 
 
Current Mood: sick
 
 
Rae
16 July 2009 @ 12:42 pm
So today has been filled with adventure! (Adventure, charlie, adventure~)

First thing this morning was the Quest For The Single Hole-Punch.

There's a large difference between working for a retailer or fast food place to having a desk job at an actual office.  The largest of these would be office supplies that don't, somehow, smell of urine and/or beans.  That was pleasant.  Since my job in the office involves computers and art, you can probably imagine that my sort of office supplies would differ from other persons--but it did finally come up one day that I needed a damn hole punch.

So please, someone explain to me why on earth we have five three-hole punches in various states of dysfunction, at least three two-hole punches, but not even one single-hole punch in all three buildings that we inhabit?  I spent an hour and a half tearing the offices apart for one this morning and finally had to track down and trek to a CVS to buy one for myself.  I am currently guarding it with my life.

The second adventure was the Battle of the Panasonic Printer.

Actually, this has been an on-going situation that has recently escalated into a full-blown war.  It started with the printer disliking our idea of printing the new, single-sheet table tents on both sides of single shit of paper (duplex, for those of you who have done this) and has run the mill up to the printer deciding mid-print to change it's operation standards just to spite me.  Not kidding, it really did.

So I'm once again attempting to get the printer to do double-sided printing for me on some menu inserts we're using at one of our resturant campaigns.  I know that this time I've set the file up with the appropriate margins and bleed, I've triple checked it on regular letter-sized paper and the line up matches perfectly.  Therefore there shoudl be no problem, right?

Yeah, I didn't think so either.

Well, we want to "save paper" and print at least four per large 12x18 page.  I think this is a waste, but the boss insists and she gets her way.  Only the Printer has decided that it isnt' going to print duplex on 12x18.  After a short discussion of changing paper size, we decided that figuring out how the printer would print and then flipping the pages over would be the "easiest" method.

First of all, the Printer has decided that it doesn't particularly approve of our cheating it OR the paper we're using.  Each sheet must be fed into the printer singly, because it doesn't like it when i put more than one on the tray.  Then it "Misaligns" five or six times until I wear it out and it prints the goddamn first side of the page. HOWEVER, it changed it's operation standards when I switched to the good paper.

The first print i did was on "plain" paper, in order to keep from wasting glossy. Makes sense, no? I marked the "top right" side of the paper and let it run through, figured out which direction it was printing, and then turned it over and place it down to run it on the flip side.  That worked perfectly.

However, when I put in the glossy it suddenly decided that it was going to print on the bottom instead of the top, and printed both back and front sides on one side of the paper.  One expensive sheet of glossy down.  I try it again, flipping the paper over so the printed side is on the back.  This time it prints on both sides, but they're running two different directions.  SECOND expensive sheet of paper down.

The last print I did today came out in all the right directions, but all the margins are off. Something needs to be shifted about two millimeteres one way and I'm not really sure how.

And tomorrow I get to do fifty of these.  D: I swear I will win this war, but there may yet be casualties!


Tl;Dr:  Printer troubles and Office supplies