Movie Night!

So, I’m on the mend, back in Sydney, and headed to the movies with some friends yesterday to see Civil War. Verdict? Solid film that somewhat makes up for the train-wreck of The Age of Ultron that makes me want to give therapy kittens and fuzzy blankets to all of the characters.  :nyah:

It was super fun to go out to the movies with friends – I haven’t had anyone to hang out with in a very long time, since my best friend from high school moved away, my best friend from childhood moved interstate, and all my other high school friends kind of ditched me when we graduated. So, yes, it was awesome. We’re tentatively planning on doing it again in a few weeks, when XMen: Apocalypse is released. :cool:

Today was meant to include a trip to Books Kinokuniya for Free Comic Book Day, but I arrived forty-five minutes before the store even opened, and the queue went right around the block. Like, along George St, past Topshop and right around to Pitt St. Not today, Satan. I can snag scans from the free comic books online, and buy my comics online. I was stunned, because last year it was chaos in-store, but there was no queue. I blame the addition of the Maid Cafe – the menu sounded delicious. XD

Now, I’m going to curl up with a bowl of udon and watch cartoons, because how else does someone in their 20s spend a Saturday night? ;)

This Month’s Horrific Injustice Is…

I am at home with the flu. Well, the end of a really nasty flu.

I also have tickets to Civil War. Gold Class tickets. Gold Class tickets that only cost me twenty dollars.

I cannot go. :sob:

This is the greatest injustice of the month, if not of 2016 in its entirety.

Nerd Weekend is Almost Here!

One of my favourite weekends of the year is the weekend of Supanova Sydney, a huge pop-culture expo at Sydney Olympic Park. There are actors, voice actors, comic book writers and artists, authors… this year, we have David Hasselhoff and the Weasley twins, some anime screenings and many, many exhibitors that I am looking forward to visiting (though, sadness, Wacom aren’t exhibiting this year :ohdear: . They were one of my favourites last year, and I was so badly hoping to get a drawing stylus for my mother’s iPad this year.)

We’re planning on getting autographs from Oliver and James Phelps, and I plan on getting one of my Futurama DVDs signed by Lauren Tom. I’m also on the hunt for some Super Mario knee socks, a Despicable Me 2 Agnes figurine and any Sailor Moon merchandise I can get my hands on.

Hopefully I’ll get to take loads of photographs this year. I’m not wearing a costume this year, but I will be wearing the super-amazing Avengers skirt my sister made me :marryme:

NaBloPoMo: I Did It!

I did it! I finally did it!

What did I do?

I managed to finally get the game mods in my Sims 3 game working. It sounds easy, but since I like core-mods (mod files that basically change the core coding of the game), it was more fiddly that I expected. But then, the last time I actively modded a Sims game was the Sims 2 (with a very different system – dump everything in a folder called ‘Downloads’ and you’re set!) on a PC.

It’s been bugging me for months, that I couldn’t get anything to work, and it finally clicked today – an important file had somehow been moved into a folder. Now, I can go crazy downloading custom hair, clothes and body sliders *drools a little* If you’ve never downloaded custom content from the Sims, then back away and never, ever even consider it. It is highly addictive -and perfectly normal within the community, to have 8 or 9GB of custom content. When you realise the initial files are in the kb range… well, that’s a lot of stuff. Your game takes ages to  load, and it’s a total nightmare, even if it is a highly attractive looking game.

Super, super psyched. Even if I absolutely, should not be planning or touching a game until my university interview and NanoWrimo are done.

I just need Santa Claus to slip a copy of the Seasons EP in my stocking, and I’ll be set!

NaBloPoMo: Five Things

Five things …

  • Is overexposing photos currently trendy? All the photos that are appearing on blogs I follow and on Pinterest’s photography category are super washed out, and yet the photographers are told they are just amazing. I’m the most amateur of amateur photographers, and if I can tell something is overexposed… well, it might be time to take a good long look at your shots.
  • So many of the super popular blogs – the ones that earn enough for people to live on – have no content. Like, seriously. The entries are three lines ‘I saw a kid with a banana in the supermarket and remember how my sister and I used to play a game… what are your favourite banana recipes?’  Er, seriously, how do you earn money off this site, let alone enough to raise your family on? Seriously, please tell me because I am totally baffled.
  • I really need to replace my Starbucks tumbler. It was one of those plastic ones, and it happened to be BPA plastic, so I quit using it ages ago. And I miss drinking out of it. I don’t know if they’ve changed the type of plastic, but I’ll have to check out a Starbucks this weekend, in Sydney. I also must, must, must see the inside of Books Kinokuniya for my Sailor Moon and Avatar: the Last Airbender fix.
  • One of my favourite Sailor Moon artists, KumaCrafts, makes these amazing necklaces based on the brooches from the anime, and she’s restocking again before Christmas! I was crushed to miss out the time before last and just let it go in the hopes I’d get a job before the next restock went up, so I could pay for the two I’ve picked out myself. Nothing will make me happier than seeing two of those necklaces in my Christmas stocking!
  • Now that one of my beloved birthday presents – The Sims 3: Showtime – has installed, I’m off to mess with the new features for a little while and then take my sister’s puppy to the beach for awhile.

NaBloPoMo: Good Bye 24

Today was my last day as a twenty-four year old.

That is crazy. I feel exactly the same as I did at twenty-two. God, twenty-five. I feel old and like I’m running out of time but I’m only twenty-five. Is this how everyone feels? That they turn around one day and BAM, feel like time has just evaporated? That all those mundane things you do every single day add up to years and  years?

That’s about as philosophical as I get. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between feelings and thoughts that are totally normal and feelings and thoughts that are because of my anxiety. Mostly it’s just plain noisy in my head.

I was actually very productive for my last day as twenty-four year old. Perhaps I’ve finally evolved to be fastidious and neat? A shame I still seem to be a complete paper hoarder. Seriously, I refuse to throw out even the tiniest or oldest drawing. But a massive spring clean was in order for the day – one enormous bag of garbage, and everything has been dusted, organised. It’s… actually kind of creepy.

I also got another 2,000 words of my Nanowrimo done. I’m hoping to get at least another 1,000 words done tonight. Other than that, I’ve got an episode of Criminal Minds and some art to upload to Deviantart. I’m hardcore, aren’t I?

I feel like I should write something deep, to remember twenty-four when I’m reading this blog in years to come. Twenty four: the year before you went to Sydney. After being sick for four months and two hospital visits, you’re okay with no real reason. Er, it might be because your father lived at home all year. Mia finished uni. You lost Dominic and Molly. Mia got Mabel. You love, love, loved The Legend of Korra. Your art sucked less this year than ever before. You started your giant directory of future book ideas. You read a lot of books – good ones, bad ones and offensive ones. You start cooking lessons. You loved Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl from Nightmares, Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and you finally finished Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events.

 So long, twenty-four. I liked you okay and I’m sorry you have to go. You taught me stuff that’s useful but some things happened that… well, sucked. Put a good word in for me with twenty-five, okay?

NanoWrimo Word Count: 12,077/50,000

Chaos Theory

The last week has been completely ridiculous.

I missed my website’s tenth anniversary since my domain registrar botched my renewal last time (I paid for three years, they charged the credit card twice and then only charged me for two, apparently. They, of course, admitted no fault at all. Combine that with the fact that despite repeatedly changing my email in the management panel, they didn’t. So it was a panicked and frustrating two hours on Thursday night, trying to renew it and a long, long list of other fuck-ups and I can’t wait to transfer, honestly).

On Saturday, I went to the Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH). It was awesome, and I got a ton of photos this time, mostly of the Cosplay Competition which was so much fun! I even bought a few things – including a black cat ear headband; I’ve wanted one of those for years XD

I have an essay due on Friday that I had to start tomorrow, so I’ll process and post my photos this weekend, along with the couple that I salvaged from Supanova in June.

I also have to go to Sydney on Wednesday for a haircut despite the uni work and the fact I am exhausted.

So exhausted that I’m headed to bed with a cup of a tea and a book any minute now :sleepy:

Bits & Pieces

Well, I came back from Hawks Nest early because the place was boring and I needed an internet connection to do my homework. So, I’ve been on my own since Tuesday. And this house is quite scary when you’re alone. ::whimpers:: But Dad’s on the train home today, so it’s all good. I just need to clean up and get dressed and stuff before 3 p.m. ::glances uneasily at clock:: I can do it. Just need to make some updates and stuff.

I got a new fanlisting! Dark Angel episode 10 “Art Attack”. I’m calling it “Professionals.” I really must get that done today and update my fanlistings. Maybe I can apply for a Lizzie McGuire episode too. That would be cool.

Oh! Oh! I found the posters for The Matrix Revolutions! If you aren’t afraid of a little spoiler, click heres and begin your worship! Only… um, 27 days until it’s at the cinema! ::dances wildly:: Wow, that sounds dirty…

Well, I have absolutely nothing left to babble about. Well, actually, I leave my babbling for my livejournal. I’ve finishing thinking coherent thoughts.

Sick Days

Was up till midnight last night. Damn flu. I watched “Loser”. That is such an awesome movie. Love it to pieces.
Probably Jason Bigg’s best film.

Anyway, I had the worst night, got absolutely no sleep and I was back online at 8:30 a.m, which is obscenely early for me. Within half an hour, I’d read all new – and relevant – fic additions to FF.Net, checked my forums and my friends’ ljs and realised that I had nothing left to do. So I went fanlisting crazy!

The “Longer” by Delta Goodrem fanlisting is found here and called Maybe. And Sunk (the PotC Jack’s Sunken Boat fl) can be found here. And I’ll never apply for another fanlisting again, damnit. I like updating my fls by hand and it takes so long now because I have 14 finished and 4 on upcoming.

I’m feeling quite nasty and I should go and have a shower and make my bed. Mum’s in an absolutely foul mood, cutting me no slack whatsoever, which vexes me.

New Look

Miracles beyond miracles, I updated. And I created a new layout. This layout has a special place in my heart, because it’s a Dark Angel layout.

Anyway, I’m at home with the ‘flu and really feeling quite revolting. Probably the fact I had ice cream for breakfast (I have a sore throat). I got up, got myself an icey pole and some ice cream for breakfast and watched “C.R.E.A.M”, last night’s episode of Dark Angel. Extremely funny and cool. Then I came in here and put up the layout.

Today’s the last day of term. I am so glad I’m missing it, because it’s the Year 12 farewell, and those ceremonies are always completely painful. Honestly, they go on for way too long. There is only so much to say on the topic of a bunch of oversexed eighteen year olds before the audience wants to incinerate the speaker. Plus, my school loves God. Like, in an extremely obsessive way. Which means that there will be Bible readings and hymns. I have nothing against religion, it’s the fact we have more Chapel services a week than most schools have in a year. It gets really old really fast.

Anyway, today’s plan – clean out T-L, make some new buttons and just generally tidy up. Nothing special. Have a ton of fls that need creating and one clique idea that will go ahead soon. I hope.