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ceitean
19 January 2012 @ 04:25 pm
Uh oh.

Megaupload shutdown by FBI, charged with piracy

Not that this is of relevance to anyone on my flist, I'm sure. Gotta wonder about the timing of it, though, what with the anti-SOPA blackout yesterday.
 
 
ceitean
20 November 2011 @ 10:59 am
(yuletide letter placeholder)

:D


eta: short version in case I forget to expand on this (it's happened) - I love plotty pieces the best, but fluff is cute, too; I don't like tragedies, but a touch of bittersweetness is a-okay; and lastly, I love pairings, but prefer if they stay away from the explicit. Other than that, it's all good, bb.
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ceitean
24 June 2011 @ 11:08 pm
*toasts the state of New York*

Cheers, bb. You did good.
 
 
ceitean
03 June 2011 @ 09:45 pm
...it's probably a bad idea to be waiting for a DGM release every month, isn't it.

I suddenly find myself with a massive new appreciation for Pandora Hearts. xD
 
 
ceitean
14 May 2011 @ 01:51 am
I really, really, really need to get back in the habit of posting again. orz

So hi~! :D :D :D Here, have a checklist.


Things I Have Been Doing:
  • Reading Natsume Yuujinchou! Parts of this series make me very nostalgic for old school Holic. ): But that's okay, really, because I liked old school Holic! The whole thing is very...soothing? Yes. Normally I love stories that I can sink my analytical teeth into (yes, my teeth are analytical, don't hate), but NY has this nice, chill, otherworldly vibe to it that's very relaxing. I think I have to be in the mood to read/watch it, though.
  • The last Holic OAV. ...no, you know what? I'm not even gonna go there. If I do I'll just spend (another) an hour tearing my hair out and blubbering. (alksdfjasfd, DOUMEKI. D:)
  • D. Gray-Man! I just started this series a little while ago and am now all caught up on the latest chapters and making my way through the anime. (Have noticed quite a bit of filler, heh.) Overall I really, really  like it. Lavi's my favorite, not gonna lie. And I've got a soft spot in my heart for poor emo Crowley. xD I hear there's been some massively long hiatuses for this series which I, for one, am glad to have missed. Still, I can see where the breaks in narrative occurred. I'm not sure how I feel about the new art (I LOVED how the characters were drawn in the Ark arc) and the action leading to the last Big Flashback Sequence was a bit messy and rushed, imo, but I'm still really interested to see where this all goes.
  • Pandora Hearts. I...I'm not sure I can say anything without breaking into AJSDFA'KSLD*OMG*JFA'SKLDJFASKJDF*SPOILER*ASLKDFALKSDFJ*SOB*ASKDJF;ASJDFASFD. I've decided to do a reread of PH starting very soon, though. :D There are still a lot of plot threads left dangling and I want to see if I can find them all.
  • (PH continued) oh, and considering the events of the last chapter...does this mean ::spoiler:: will become a Duke? Yeah. Think about that. I'm not sure it would really be allowed to happen, all things considered, but...it's possible. And that's pretty mindblowing.
  • Avatar the Last Airbender. I've been rewatching the series along with the Mark Reads/Watches site which has been great fun so far. The episode-a-day schedule is a bit slow, but worth it in the end. He starts Book 2 next week. *excited*
  • Oofuri. I need to get caught back up. orz
  • Reborn! *gigglesnort* Ah, KHR. Never change. Oh! Before I forget - What We Fought For by Metisket. Go read this right now. Run, do not walk. This fic is amazing. It's long, plotty, with great characterization and it has research notes. <3 The author calls it a real!mafia AU. I call it a freaking masterpiece. The story takes place just after Tsuna and Co return from the future. As the kids grow up, they find out that the mafia world, largely due to the Vongola's own growing power, has taken a step back from the flashy tactics of old. The Italian mafia no longer relies on flames, or rings, or high stakes battles - it has turned into the real world of Camorra clans. How does Tsuna deal with the real!mafia while still trying to protect his family? Seriously, this fic is amazing, check it out. And while you're at it, check out the author's other fics, too. She's amazing.
Quote from the fic, after Tsuna comes up with his Big Plan To Fix The Mafia and has to explain it to his Guardians:
 
Lambo had initially burst into tears, but Tsuna won him over by promising that no Bovinos would be shot. Ryouhei is game for anything extreme. Gokudera required a knock-down, drag-out argument and Yamamoto required two hours of careful explanation, but they’re both behind him now. Hibari finds the discipline in Southern Italy to be utterly lacking, and has threatened to fix it before. The prospect of a mafia family breaking the back of mafia power in Italy, meanwhile, delights Mukuro down to the bottom of his twisted soul. And finally, there’s Chrome, who has a higher opinion of Tsuna’s intelligence than she ought to, and is largely indifferent to the fate of anyone who isn’t Vongola. She sees nothing wrong with Tsuna’s plan.
 


So yeah! How've you all been lately? :D
 
 
 
ceitean
30 March 2011 @ 06:30 pm
♥ Last chance to put in a bid for help_japan ! ♥


I offered fic
here (Pandora Hearts, xxxHolic, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Dresden Files, Animorphs, Everwolrd, Gone series, the Demon's Lexicon, Kingdom Hearts, Fallout 3, Push, Burton's Alice in Wonderland))

...and fanmixes
here. (Pandora Hearts, xxxHolic, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Saiyuki, Fullmetal Alchemist(manga), Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Dresden Files, Animorphs, Everwolrd, Gone series, the Demon's Lexicon, Hunger Games, Kingdom Hearts, Fallout 3, Push, Titan AE, Avatar the Last Airbender)


And here is a list specifically for Pandora Hearts offers, as well as help_japan 's delicious account which has all offers tagged by fandom.

:)
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ceitean
17 February 2011 @ 09:58 am
Am sick. Joy.

(am also behind on comments - will get on that soonish.)
 
 
ceitean
10 February 2011 @ 07:45 pm
Yo. So I just read the translations of the very last chapter of Holic.


spoilers, oh yesCollapse )
 
 
 
ceitean
22 November 2010 @ 12:04 am
(space for yuletide letter!)
 
 
ceitean
16 November 2010 @ 08:23 am
Hey, hey, guess what?

I got 50k on my NaNo. :D

(right, well, technically I got 50k near midnight on the 14th and I haven't written a word since, but still, 50k.)

I'm still in the game, though - my goal from the start was 75-100k, so I've got a long way to go until I reach the final finish line. And the editing, oh god, the editing I will have to do. But (hopefully!) by the end of all this I will have something resembling a manuscript I wouldn't feel ashamed of letting see the light of day. And if nothing else, I'll have learned a LOT about writing and about my own limits.

Ah, and before I forget - I wrote this before NaNo in one of the writing comms and since then it's been reposted in like, five different places that aren't my own journal. Methinks this should be rectified. So here's the secret to my success! (apologies to the people on my flist who've seen this before xD)


The Twelve Steps to NaNoWriMo SuccessCollapse )
 
 
 
ceitean
02 November 2010 @ 05:26 pm
Yo, Americans. Last chance:


GO VOTE.
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ceitean
01 November 2010 @ 10:20 am

Ahem. Also:


HAPPY BIRTHDAY~!


To eire_endellion, wawawench , levels ,areku14 , optimist_ice  and hipbone_fairy !


Aaaand also to phoenixs_honour , mockeryx , woodburner ,raelynae , ocelotspots , and glareola !


And (damn, I've been away for a long time) a very belated happy birthday to astrialite , iamlolweasel , parapluies , ficwize , puutarhalapio , evercool , rabid_fyrefly , and meirin !


*lets out breath*

As long as it's not past the six month mark, it's not too late to say happy birthday. Because I said so. <.<
 
 
ceitean
01 November 2010 @ 09:46 am
So, I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year! Shoot me now.

I started writing in a notebook as soon as I woke up this morning. In 3-4ish hours (there were multiple breaks <.<) I wrote over 4000 words. Not bad, all things considered. I'm trying for 75-100k this year, so that puts me right on track.

Still need to do more outlining, or else I will stall in the middle of week two and fail fail fail. I'm not sure whether or not to count my plotting in my general wordcount because that kind of feels like cheating to me, but I suspect I will change my mind once I start lagging behind my daily goals. XD

But as of right now I'm on a roll with my beta of Scrivener and my notebooks and my snacks and my virtual hot chocolate (♥ levels !). I spent a good chunk of October planning this thing (hence my absence, sigh), so hopefully everything will go mostly smooth on the writing front.

Anyone else doing Nano this year? Come, join me in my insanity. :D :D :D
 
 
Current Mood: determined
 
 
ceitean
21 September 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Even if you have NO IDEA what Pandora Hearts is (actually, especially if you have no idea what it is) - you should watch this. Watch it right now. *glee*




edit: l-lmao, I didn't know it would be that big. Um. sorry for breaking your flists? orz I swear I'll fix it tomorrow tonight~.
 
 
ceitean
13 September 2010 @ 12:24 am
I have spent the day excavating cleaning my room. As a direct result, I have now lost a two hundred dollar check.

This is what happens when you try to be organized. To hell with that, I say.
 
 
 
ceitean
22 August 2010 @ 05:00 am
HELLO~  ♥ ♥ ♥

Hi. Wow. Been way, way, way too long. /o\ But I'm back~ And I have massive catching up to do!



Er, apparently Raw Paradise and OneManga shut down? And the internet semiexploded? But hey, it's not like there aren't a ton of other aggregate sites out there and at least the scanlation teams weren't targeted. Links break, but the internet moves on. So is life.

I have been doing the job thing, and by 'doing' I mean 'failing', so I am in the process of trying the job thing again. Family drama continues, but I have managed to extricate myself from it, thank god. I have been studying for the LSAT because I really can't avoid that much longer. I managed to loose my freaking driver's permit because it expired, how sad it that. It took a freaking MONTH to get a new one. (it is now official, I hate the DMV with a truly unholy passion. they made us wait outside for hours then told people to go home and come back tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow and ARGH! it's summer! in florida!i still get twitches thinking about it.)

Have discovered Florence & the Machine. This should be interesting. Turns out it's good writing music.

Hm, fannish stuff. I watched BBC's Sherlock and I loved it to pieces. Or, alright, I loved the first and third episode to pieces, I kinda hit fast forward for most of the second. But the first and third were awesome! I read some Sherlock Holmes in middle school - Hound of the Baskervilles and a few short stories - so I was able to pick up on enough of the injokes for the show to be very amusing. ETA: aside from the slashyness, of course. :D  (And my ass is he a high functioning sociopath. They don't have a word for what he is, but it's not a sociopath. Yes, even if he exhibits some a disturbing number of the typical behaviors, there's a reason the DSM-IV is set up with a fluid diagnostic criteria - . /stops self before sidetracking into an Abnormal Psych rant.)

But yeah. Sherlock rocked. Ya'll should watch it.

Oh! And I read through the scanlations of Oofuri! I have lots to say about this!! ♥ (truthfully it's mostly along the lines of, 'oh god abe. ;_; i understand, bb, i do, but you can't do that. please stop doing that.' And what is this 'Kimobe' thing? And Meoto? And OH MY GOD WHY DID IT END THERE OH MY GOD. I think I will be needing some Oofuri icons. :D

The new PH chapter is out! And...so are all the other chapters I missed! orz Chapter recaps of those coming v. v. soon. And I think I'm gonna try reposting the faq, too, if for no other reason than to provide resource links now that OM is down.

Holic: ...you know, I'm feeling massively nostalgic for spazzy highschool!Watanuki. And Yuuko. And Himawari. Not that Watanuki isn't rocking the sexy outfits, but I miss the charm of how the series used to be. Still love it though. Damn you, CLAMP.
 
 
ceitean
14 May 2010 @ 02:42 pm
Thing that makes me sad: YENPRESS. Why you gotta take my fix away? Was that really necessary? D:

Thing that makes me happy!: It's my birthday and the world hasn't come crashing down yet. :D :D :D (no, really, I have such bad luck with birthdays, you have no idea)

Thing that makes me sad: My driver's permit runs out today. Yes, I'm already in my twenties. No, I don't know how to drive yet. Yes, this is getting ridiculous. /o\

Thing that makes me happy!: I might be going to Argentina in October! For like, a month! Or at least a few weeks. Part of my mom's family still lives there, so I'll be staying with my Aunt Gladys (tia gladys? idek) . One problem - my Spanish is...yeah, let's not talk about it. And I kind of don't feel like leaving my dog for so long (shaddup, he's old). But Argentina! I have to ponder this more.


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ceitean
13 May 2010 @ 10:59 am
Hello!

Still alive! Will have a more substantial post in a few hours. Just wanted to to say I'm not dead. :*

(preview for next post: driver's license *sob*, ow my back, wtf yenpress hiss, i hate my birthday, pro authors against fanfic need to get their panties untwisted seriously, still can't roll my Rs, possibly going to argentina in october, damn i really need a job)




eta: ;skdjf;sjf;asjdf, pretty flowers! *hugs dhuaine * Thank you! ♥


 
 
ceitean
31 March 2010 @ 08:18 pm
Guys. Guys.

I know this is gonna sound crazy, but I think - I really do think -

I figured out who the Headhunter is.

It was in front of our faces the entire time. I almost can't believe it, but it has to be true. Everything points to her.

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ceitean
18 March 2010 @ 07:41 am
Figured I'd drop a post and let people know I'm still alive before I pass out. :D (why do i always post right before i fall over in a coma, is my procrastination really so bad i put off sleeping to the last minute?*)

The main reason for my absence - I have been playing a ridiculous amount of video games. So far I've finished Fable 2, Fallout 3, and I'm more than halfway through FFXIII. Yeah.

Read the Holic chapter and that was. Interesting. Particularly the stuff that was brushed off, but that's it's own post. On the one hand, it was really shippy. On the other hand, I feel like quoting the wisdom of Martha Jones at Doumeki: when it's gotten that bad and nothing has changed, you need to get out. ): I keep trying to tell myself this isn't leading somewhere heartbreaking and tragic, because, despite the changes, I am still ridiculously found of those two idiots. But then I notice the stacks of X siting smugly in the corner and I wonder who am I trying to kid. /o\

The news about Holic switching to a monthly magazine was less interesting and more wtf. Just when I was getting used to the uninterrupted updates, too.

The PH chapter was ♥. I'm waiting for the translations to come out, but I already have Things To Say. Of course. *rubs hands together in gleeful anticipation*


*yes. yes it is that bad. /o\