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Reading Lirael, As You Like It, The English Patient, Heart of Darkness, Suikoden III, Candidate for Goddess

Watching House, Rick Mercer's Monday Report, Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, Corner Gas, Aishiteruze Baby, Prince of Tennis, Hikaru no Go

Playing The Bard's Tale, Katamari Damacy, Curse of Monkey Island, Final Fantasy VI, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Pretty Barbie Dressup Party Final Fantasy X-2(group gaming)

Back-burner Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Star Ocean: The Second Story, Final Fantasy Tactics: Advance, Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Planescape: Torment, Final Fantasy VII

Obsessing Firefly, Erik and Ray, Impulse/Bart Allen, Ford Prefect, Monkey Island, Nostalgia.

Upcoming Things of Importance
January 5 First day of classes
January 14 Birthday party
January 16 Jaryn and Matt Are Old Day

Ninja and Roommate
Crack for Crack
Story and Art Journal
Mythical Detective Loki Screencap Recaps
Prince of Tennis Screencap Recaps

Previous Games

American Gods
Carnival of Bargain Madness
Grumpy Gamer
The International House of Mojo
Logic and Chaos
Worm Blog

scented // midnight rain

Is by Meimi, that wonderful Goddess who brings joy and happiness to the hearts of Ingrids.
This time, Meimi brought joy by doing a layout of Isumi Shinichirou and Waya Yoshitaka, of Hikaru no Go. It is full of wub.


9/28/2002 09:47:57 PM
One of those moods has descended again.

That's really all there is to say. I could go into details, about why I feel the way I feel right now, or my physical reactions to such things. If you really care, my e-mail address and AIM screename are over there. Ask me. Why don't I list it here? Because, I've read too many rants and blog entries insulting people who talk about such things in their blogs and journals, saying that they're only doing it for attention, or adopting the mental illness of the week. It's easy enough to attach some kind of negative stigma to me from what I do write. So, explanations will not be delved into in any detail, in order to avoid boring or annoying the casual reader.

And a word to the wise, if you ask someone if they're angry, and all they say is "No", do you -really- think they're telling the truth?

Use a bit of common sense.

9/28/2002 12:05:54 PM
I stayed up too late last night, trying to edit up images for a new layout. One chocked full of Isumi and Waya goodness.

It didn't work.

So - instead, books taken from the library. Whee.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe hardcover by Douglas Adams.

The Spirit Ring by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.

These Old Shades (booyah!), Royal Escape, and My Lord John by Georgette Heyer.

A beat up copy of Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff.

Warlock at the Wheel (yeah!), Howl's Moving Castle, and Castle in the Air (w00t!) by Diana Wynne Jones.

Troubling a Star by Madeline L'Engle.

Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley and Imaginary Lands, editted by Robin McKinley.

Rilla of Ingleside, Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs, and two copies of Emily's Quest (one hardcover) by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Sabriel hardcover by Garth Nix.

Men at Arms hardcover by Terry Pratchett.

The Golden Compas and The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman.

The Stars Dispose by Michaela Roessner.

Wren to the Rescue by Sherwood Smith.

A Wizard in Peace, A Wizard in Chaos, and My Son, the Wizard by Christopher Stasheff.

Dragons and Dreams an anthology editted by Jane Yolen, and some other people.

I feel -rich-.

9/28/2002 01:43:13 AM
Glad to see someone else is discovering the joy's of Boy Meets Boy, even if I'm not feeling Collinesque at the moment.

You will live in a House.
You will drive a Silver Subaru.
You will marry Keiichi and have 4 kids.
You will be a Artist in Charlottetown.

Three out of those are actually nice thoughts . . . the rest are either implausible, or make me want to laugh my ass off.

Library booksale = good. Will list swag later.

Mum leaves for Saskatoon airport in an hour. I don't think I'll face the wrath and stay up to see her off, though.

I miss Mum when she's gone.

9/26/2002 10:57:38 PM
My english notes from today.

Oooh, someone's buried under rocks by someone else.

There is blood.

Richard Gere looks like a dork.

Kids are poking a dead hanging man.

This movie sucks.

Jodie Foster looks stupid when she runs.

Little Rob's an ugly kid.

Savage dog sensibly wants to bite Gere.

Mmm, bloody pig.

Aaah! Country music!

Orin has a wooden leg. He's not as dorky as Gere.

Romantic soiled hanky.

Stripped house.

Gere doesn't like face fungus.

Don't feel up your wife while she has a razor near your face.

Orin wants to beat the crap out of Gere. For Laurel.

Gere doesn't like chickens.

Puppy is dead - bastards.

Gere's an asshole.

Laurel's a coy, stupid little flirt.

I could do without a shirtless Gere.

"Do you remember making our son? (...) You were drunk." What the fsck?!!!!!

Magical shrinknig foot!

Tobacco - and blacks. Whee!

Magic work happy music!

Aww! Puppy!

Laurel's horny.

Leave and Laurel gets pregnant and faints. Sheesh.

"You want a piece of this?" ???!!!!!

Orin's a sly bugger.

Mmm. Gun.


Burn, baby, burn.

Spread the joy of tobacco.


Judge is black. Ooooh.

Mm. James Earl Jones.

Gere went splat

9/25/2002 11:13:22 PM
Sometimes, people are really wonderful. They do things for you, and they give you things, and they talk to you, all without being expected to, or required to. Just because. You can't fathom their reasons, because you aren't them, and part of you doesn't want to know the reasons. Because it would take away some of what makes you feel all warm and fuzz inside. (Examples: Waking up one morning to find that Meimi's sent me a Ryuichi layout that was simply gorgeous, Jinxer giving me her Tokyo Babylon manga, Thea just randomly sending me letters full of sparkly shiny easter grass, having Matt be quite willing to just hang and talk during class breaks and give me rides home.)

Sometimes, thuogh, I wish a larger percentage of people were male. So I could knee them in the balls, just once, but very thoroughly.

Because sometimes, more often than not, people are like that.

And that's why I'm an anti-social hermit, because it's harder for people who deserve to be kicked in the balls to hurt anti-social hermits.

9/25/2002 03:52:07 PM
I don't care if I knew it was coming, even before the foreshadowing started, thanks to bell's review on Logic and Chaos.


9/24/2002 10:40:22 PM

I feel like I'm going to cry. Must resist, don't need crappy asthma meds at this time of night.

My scanner won't work, I have a chemistry midterm on Monday, I have to work on Friday but I have to escape in time to go and steal books from the library, the library things I have an overdue book and if I can't convince them I don't have it, I'll be out thirty dollars, I still haven't mailed Fiora's package, next week or the week after I have to be at the school from nine am until ten at night, because I have to write a goddamn physics midterm, and oh I want to cry.

I understand what's going on. I really do. It's just they're so crap about scheduling! And dammit, I want my scanner to work. I hate when things don't work and I don't know why.

What I really want right now is more Hikaru no Go. Lots of it. Heaps of it. Preferably with Isumi and Waya in large doses.

Fsck fsck fsck.

9/24/2002 07:51:02 AM
Happy Birthday Cathy-chan!

Ehhhhhh?!!! Meimi, you cannot possibly blame -me- for Les' sick and twisted mind! And bell's the one who started the whole gosexual thing. She's the first person I ever heard mention it - when she was talking about Ogata. Therefore, not my fault.

Besides, I frequently have a hard time keeping a straight face during matches, because I know Mitani has purple socks on.

. . .

Thea gave me a ring while she was here. It's nice. Silver, with a kitty on it, playing with a black stone. Nice nice.

Oh, and I nearly had a nervous breakdown in physics lab yesterday. Bad. Bad.

Work in an hour and something. Sigh.

9/23/2002 10:39:56 PM
Jinxer kindly pasted an article into AIM. It contains a quote from Rowling. "... I'm a perfectionist ..."

~roars with laughter~

Oh, Ms. Rowling, you've obviously bypassed your true talent as a comedian in favour of writing! Oh, the comedy world is mourning your loss even as I type!

9/23/2002 07:31:29 PM
Animated DNAngel? ~squeaks~ Meimi where did you hear this? What a loverly thought . . .

And yes, Akira in a dress = massive blahy wrongness.

In other news, Matt and I were geeks while he drove me home from the physics lab (which, due to a sudden attempt to control what I think may have been some kind of nervous break down emotional turmoil thing). We talked video games, and both agreed that we could probably identify which tracks from his Final Fantasy VII remix cd played during which scenes.

9/22/2002 08:00:20 PM
Okay, look, Canadian television producers - just because a book is set before there were television sets does not mean it takes place during a world war. Or any war. There are, occaisionally, books that take place before world wars.

I know, it's a surreal thought.

Jinxer is the most pathetic evil known to humankind.

It's just -wrong-.

In more happy news: Ko-sama, you rock.

Keiichi, Keiichi, happy genki Keiichi, Keiichi, Keiichi, eat him up, yum.

9/22/2002 05:18:54 PM
Meimi, if Les is writing a Waya and Isumi fic, I will gladly sacrifice my first born child to her.

'cause . . . yeah. Heh . . . ^^;;;

And Isumi as Yamato? That's scary shit, j0. Although I agree with everything else you said.

Yes, despite the current layout, I don't actually like the Akira and Hikaru pairing. Because no matter how slashy the anime may make them appear, they -don't- like each other, and whenever the fangirls get ahold of them, they seem to stick them in dresses (and Akira in a dress is, I agree with Thea, just wrong), or there's rape involved.

I'm sorry, I get no kind of pleasure whatsoever from the thought of one character raping another. I do not find it cute, nor arousing, nor in any way appealing.

As for the cross dressing . . . um. Akira may dress very gayly, but that's taking it very far, and it's highly out of character. Waya is way too much a guy. I'm not sure about Hikaru. Thea thinks it works, with the very shoujo type drawing style. I don't know though . . . I mean, it's -Hikaru-.

Oh, and in the anime, when Hikaru, Mitani, and Tsutsui enter the juniour high school go tournament? There's one scene when a bunch of students are gathered together and they look and begin whispering about "Haze Jr. High's Shindou Hikaru." We were watching last night, and all I could say was "They want his spicy brains."