A New Look

I wasn’t loving the 70s sorbet colour scheme and header around here, so I’m trying out a blue and lavender watercolour look, for a wintery feel (god, I cannot wait for the cold weather. I love, love, love my new Gorman pom-pom scarf, and my winter shoes are all kinds of awesome). :marryme:

Viva La 2016

Here’s hoping that 2016 is better than 2015. And 2014.

It’s been a rough couple of years. And when I did feel like writing, it wasn’t blogging.

I’m starting my last semester of undergrad (well, I have an honours year after that, does that count?) and I miss this place. Something I do for no one else’s pleasure but my own.

And it was a NY’s resolution to finally open this site up again, and write at least twelve blogs this year. So, here’s the first of many, I hope.

One Bad Line of Code Can Ruin Your Whole Day

TL went down a couple of weeks ago due to a bad contact-form plugin; with that I am completely done with contact forms and am just going to use my email address, I think.

The last six months have been hell, and I’m currently working on how to manage this website to make it easier for me to update.

In between cartoons, of course.

And hopefully a new look. I love this layout, but it needs a bit of refresh.

If you spot any more code problems, leave me a message. I swear, I had less trouble when I HTML-ed everything from scratch myself.

Five Things Friday

I fell in the street, skinned both my knees and upset my bad knee again. :( Ice packs, pain killers and bizarre stretches have become me. It’s very strange to fall asleep with an ice pack against your knee.

New phone <3 I finally replaced my beloved iPhone 4 with an iPhone 5. It’s shiny and new and with an utterly amazing camera (for an iPhone XD). Just getting all my apps on it is taking an age. I haven’t totally discarded my iPhone 4 – it’s just evolved into being my music-and-amusement gadget.

Iron Man 3 was amazing and incredible. We saw The Avengers on the big screen first (so, so much better on the big screen. The details I never noticed before were incredible) and then, at midnight, when into the Gold Class cinema (16 seats, all of them the most amazingly comfortable recliners) to see Iron Man 3. It was so much fun – I was so worried I’d fall asleep, being after midnight and have already sat through The Avengers, but I was transfixed the entire time. But now I totally have to see it again, so that I can write a ‘Avengers come to help Tony out because the shit that went down was way too major for them to simply not care’ fic.

University is okay. Finished Nightmare Group Assignment #1, onto Group Assignment #2, with a group that works way better together. On a not unrelated note, the next person who tells me they have a domain, when yes, they have a domain named but its re-routed to their tumblr page/blogspot/facebook, is getting punched in the face. It. Does. Not. Count. Seriously, before I finally mastered WordPress, I coded all my pages in HTML in Notepad; all of my blog posts were written in HTML by hand, and uploaded by WS_FTP; definitely a labour of love. :love:  I also ran 10+ fanlistings the same way. Dedication, thy name is Alexandra. I get so frustrated how easy it is for people to ‘have’ a website these days and yet have no idea how it works.  :cranky:

And on a totally unrelated note, I am actually totally prepared for Mother’s Day – I have three amazing presents, ready to be beautifully wrapped, and it’s going to be a weekend that my father is working away, so we get to have a nice, quiet all-about-Mum day. This has to be the first Mother’s Day in years that I’ve actually be organised, which is so both depressing and embarrassing. Living in Sydney has made gift shopping a lot easier.

And now I’m off to make tea and have a shower :love:

November is on the Horizon

I cannot frelling believe that it is already the end of October. How did that happen? I have three days until November. Three. Days.

For me, November is crazy.

  • It’s my birthday! On the 7th, I turn 25  :love:
  • I have an interview with one of the universities I applied to for next year on the 23rd, with my portfolio. I am totally and utterly terrified. Luckily, my mother is friends with an HSC art teacher who has very kindly agreed to give me some advice for my portfolio.
  • It’s NaBloWriMo! National Blog Writing Month – one entry every day. I missed the cut off last year, so I am going to give it a go this year, as a way to get into the blogging-often grove. i tend to let it slide when I’m overwhelmed.
  • And the reason I’ve been overwhelmed this month? NanoWrimo 2012! This is my eighth year of participation, but I haven’t been particularly successful in recent years. This year I am determined – I have my story halfway through outlining (I still have a chapter-breakdown and character-guides to write out!) I am so utterly determined to get a first-draft manuscript at the end of November, it’s filling my every thought.

And I still have to find some sort of job. I’m marching my resume into the local supermarket this week. I desperately need the money for Christmas and moving to the city for Uni next year – especially if I have such a hard time finding a job in the city.

So for the next three days, I have to move my television and install my super-brand-new digital box (I will have more than five channels, and it will be glorious!), finish off the NanoWrimo Binder of Doom (my personal guide to my novel), add another shelf to my bookcase, vacuum my bedroom, empty and wipe every single surface, drop my resume off,  work on my portfolio (it desperately needs updating!) and try to design two brand new website layouts – one for this site, and one for written-word.org, where I’d like to blog and keep notes about writing my novel. And I still really, really want to read just 19 more books (my goal for 2012 was to read 50 new books; 19 more will take me to 100 :geek: Ideally, 104, which would mean I was reading two books every week.)

Oh god, there’s definitely not a lot of time left. I have a distinctive feeling that some of these jobs are going to be half-assed.  -_-*

Sunny Days

I’ve been focusing on a lot of negative stuff this last week – more uni work, uni applications, family drama, job hunting (why do all the web design jobs dry up at this type of year?) and all that.

The good things are happening bit by bit – Mum and I are headed to Sydney on Thursday (she’s getting her hair cut, and I’m swapping my iPhone; during my last replacement, they gave me a 32GB instead of a 64GB. Very frustrating when you’re paying extra for the larger memory) and I’m hoping Sailor Moon #7 will be available at Kinokuniya. If not, I’m going to nab Book Two (and maybe Three) of Carole Wilkinson’s Dragonkeeper series. And I read Jay Kristoff’s Stormdancer yesterday (I am a ridiculously fast reader) . It’s really original and an awesome read – and I’m only one book away from my Goodreads Challenge  :D.

Plus, I’ve got big plans – I’m hoping to write a wallpaper app for iPhone and iPad, plus I got invited to join Yelp as an Elite member, and I have to get my portfolio for uni done this week. Plus I need to redo my livejournal layout and I have an enormous stack of art to scan in.

I spent yesterday sitting in the sun with my legs in the pool, drawing and listening to loud music. It was such a nice way to spend an afternoon.

I really love being busy.

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:

Memetime!

Supanova was awesome :marryme:. Like, amazing and fun and silly and just plain incredible. I loved every moment of i! I’ll definitely be returning next year… and every year! In costume! (Even my sister is dressing up next year, which means it was pretty amazing.) I have photos that I’ll upload tomorrow with a proper post XD

So, here’s a meme from Amanda at MomBurntDinner.

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The Ever Present To Do List

It’s been a long week. But aren’t they all?   -_-* And yet, not much seemed to happen.

I made the decision to excavate my bedroom before university starts on Monday, and it took a lot longer than I planned – it’s really more of Extreme Tetris, trying to fit way too much stuff into half the space. Hopefully this weekend, I’ll get a chance to measure for my new double bed, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. I hope I can make them all fit, because I really want a double bed, and I really need the storage of both a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.  :ohwell:

I finally ordered new sneakers for Mum and I! Well, actually the problem was that I had to wait for the online store to get the right sizes in the right models to come into stock. My mother’s pair are awesome, but I’m pretty thrilled with mine, too. They’re bright blue and yellow :marryme:. My current pair are pretty beat up.

And over Saturday and Sunday I still need to …

  • Add my twitter feed back
  • Add the Pinterest RSS plugin
  • Add an Instagram plugin and separate it from my Flickr
  • Scan in three or four pictures for my Deviantart account
  • Get my Camp Nanowrimo outlines ready to go for next week
  • Get a new power cord for my printer
  • Pull out my current wardrobe and scrub behind it

I also need to outline a new piece of art, but when I went to the local art shop, they wanted $7 for a fineliner. They’ve gone up two dollars in less than a year. SO not happening. I already have to pay a $25.00 mark-up on my drawing books :pissed:. Seriously, in the US they go for $8. I swear, I have to find someone who stocks them cheaper.

What ever happened to relaxing weekends? I think I might relax tonight by loading the Kindle app on my Mum’s iPad and reading until a ridiculous hour.  :sleepy:

Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Program …

It seems that April has snuck up on me. 2012 seems to be happening on fast-forward, honestly.  I turn around and eleven days of April are already gone. We’ll call it an unscheduled blogging break and keep going from here, okay?  -_-*

Life is kind of strange at the moment. I went to Sydney with my mother, overnight, and stayed in my sister’s apartment whilst she stayed here and held down the fort. We had a great time – at least, I did. I wrote a list of all the things I needed to do in Sydney, from looking at the new shoes to picking up a new Sims 3 expansion. Easter passed with a slightly lower level of dysfunction that normally plagues my family, thank god.

And now winter has hit. It’s currently absolutely pouring rain, a dark sky made darker with rain clouds and freezing – my ugg boots came out of ‘storage’ (read: out from under my chair) last night. Winter is finally here and I’m not exactly jumping for joy. I prefer cold but not rainy to all-out downpour. But since it is raining, I bought myself a gorgeous new umbrella

A Jonathan Adler umbrella, and I love it – it should arrive tomorrow, at which point it will stop raining because Life enjoys mocking me in that way. I just love the pattern – it reminds me of fish scales and that beautiful Japanese paper I get at the art shop. There is nothing more awesome than a brightly coloured umbrella during a rainy day.

Another thing bugging me at the moment is our neighbours. They are a very loud family – loud as in the seven year old girl and mother think screaming tantrums are perfectly acceptable at any time of the day or night, and the four year old boy is joining in as well. Which means I get woken up anywhere from 4:30am onwards from two tantrum throwing kids who need a good kick and a mother who chooses to scream back at them. It means I have to do most of my sleeping when the 7 year old is in school, which is not healthy. I think I’m going to have to say something to them, because the amount of murderous screaming that goes on is disturbing the entire street. (The next time I hear that girl screaming, ‘NO NO NO’, I’m going to hang out the bathroom window and scream, “Yes, YES, YES!!’ back at her. Then we’ll see what happens. :evil:)

I’ve also been spending a lot of time over on Goodreads – I’ll link to my profile later. I’ve also started a 50 (New) Books in 2012 challenge, and am 16 books in, which is crazy, since I only started in March. Out of those 16 books, only one of them sucked beyond all measure, so I think that’s a pretty good ‘awesome book’ percentage.

I’m also been working on my newest project – turning Written-Word.Org into a writing slash YA novel review site. Honestly, coding WordPress themes hasn’t quite clicked yet. I can code HTML and even a little PHP and CSS in my sleep, but WordPress eludes me. I guess that means I need more practice. So it will take longer to set up than I anticipated but that also gives me more time to come up with content. I also need to get my ass into gear and get my professional site and a business card designed and ready to go. I’ve got until late May before university classes start back up, which should be plenty of time.

Now I have a big bowl of udon and some allergy pills waiting for me; I know, I know, it’s a drunken whirligig of fun here tonight  XD

Too Much To Do, Not Enough (Free) Time

Sometimes it feels like I’ve let a lot of things get out of control. And the internet is one of them.

I started thinking about all the commitments I have and enjoy online and just kind of felt helpless.

  • My Livejournal, which I’ve maintained since I was 14.
  • My Neopets account, which is almost 12 years old.
  • Deviantart
  • T-L.Com
  • W-W.Org
  • My Twitter account
  • My Sims Social game
  • My FF.Net account
  • My Goodreads account

Plus you add in every-day things like university and the gym and working on my novel, plus things I enjoy like playing Wii and the Sims and I suddenly have an idea of why I’m neglecting at least six things on that list. Plus, I’m currently unemployed! I need to get my damn act together so that I can do the things I enjoy as well as the things that need to be done.

 

Things I Have to Do

I’ll admit something.

I still get excited logging into WordPress.

It’s really stupid but from 2000 onwards, I coded my sites by hand. That’s hardly amazing, I know. But when everyone else moved to Cutenews or used programs like Dreamweaver and the like, I couldn’t work out how (my only defence was that my hosting service was kind of garbage and  I had no cpanel). In the height of my web-empire, I was running around 40 sites (a lot of those were fanlistings) and updating them by hand with an FTP program.

Finally, in 2007, I converted to PHP (it was like magic! A header and footer that I never had to update!) I thought that made life easy.

I was wrong. I ? Wordpress. WordPress is the Harry Potter of the Internet, at least for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled I know how to hand code a site – it’s proven nothing but useful – but I utterly love not having to hand code every blog entry I write, and being able to assign tags and categories – and having actual archives! (Seriously, I’ve been using the Wayback Machine to find my old blog entries and input them into WordPress  :geek:)

But one thing that I miss is that I had a single base design that I just altered with each new layout, depending on the size and design of the header. Having to build my WordPress design from scratch – and track down Widgets and Plugins for certain functions (rather than coding the details by hand – it really is the little things in life!  XD) has taken long than I thought.

So, my To Do list to get this website finished:

  • A new signature (I really hate the current font)
  • media kit page (I want to write for other people! I love to write!) done!
  • links page done!
  • Add advertising space
  • An RSS feed link done!
  • A layout for T-L’s anniversary in July
And I’ve owned Written-Word for years (err, except for roughly two years when I forgot to renew it and some advertising company nabbed it for awhile) and I’ve been at a loss of what to do with it – it originally hosted all my fan fiction, but I’ve already  established a livejournal community for my writing and quite frankly, uploading 13+ years of fan fiction sounds exhausting. I thought about turning it into my professional website but I really think I need to register my full name for that.

So, I’m planning on turning Written-Word into a writing blog. Something every day – a memory, a short story, some fan fiction, just as long as I’m writing. I just need to work out a nice and easy to organise layout to run it. I’m also considering asking some other creative writers to contribute every so often. I’m really excited about this.

The Time to Worry Is Now

Three hours, twenty eight minutes until I have to be at the hospital.

I really, really hate going under anaesthetic.

I’m sitting here in my pajamas, watching Season 5 of Burn Notice, trying to distract myself.

I still need to pack my day-bag, pack my if-I-have-to overnight bag, charge my netbook and my iPod, find my headphones, charge my 3DS and DSi, make sure my paperwork is finished and ready to go, make sure my medications and inhaler are in a zip-lock bag and make my bed. I’ve also got some art to upload to Deviantart (ugh, if my scanner feels moved to work, that is) and I need to get started on a birthday theme for this site (ten years, this July. That is crazy.)

Three hours, twenty three minutes.

Gabrielle Anwar is frelling awesome as Fiona.

i asked Mum to grab me some hair bands without metal bits. I thought one package. My mother and sister bought me three packages in a rainbow of colours  :D I don’t know why, but it made me laugh.

I am starving. I feel like scrambled eggs and toast. And a hot chocolate.

Three hours and nineteen minutes. I need to get organised.

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.

To Sydney & Back Again

::Neo-voice:: Whoa. It’s already a new month.

Well, I went to Sydney today, with Mum. Dad drove us up there but he had to go to work. Anyways, I got heaps of stuff (more than I should have…) including a pair of very blue Skechers (can we all say Joshua Alba? Yes, apparently I’m the only girl in Chatswood that wishes to keep Joshua employed. NO ONE stocks them. Rebel Sport only had like three different styles of Skechers… grrr) and a Paul Frank pencil case, a Roxy scarf and multiple socks.

Ohh, and this funky Roxy keyring.

It was a great day. And outside Harvey Norman, was this huge sign, “Enter the Matrix” (obviously advertising the game of the same name.) And it was 3D and made of styrofoam! I want it! :D I know I’m freakishly obessed. I still don’t own the Animatrix thought, damnit.

Um, whatelse? Mum took me to Sushi Train for lunch, and that was so much fun! It was awesome, I love Sushi Train! It was so cool, but we both ate way too much. And we had green tea! I love green tea.

I’ve done a major Network update, with the next round of fanlistings being added soon. I’m also about forty seconds from making a start on another layout – yes, another Matrix one. I love working with the screen caps! Yes, a Matrix layout, and then maybe a Tomb Raider one. I did try a Lizzie McGuire one, but it didn’t work; I’ll wait till it comes out on DVD and make my own caps. That should be fun.

I wrote a new fic! Who I Am. It’s a Faith-centric piece (from Buffy) and it’s not too bad, really. Pretty good considering the first BtVS fic I’ve written in four years…

Sleep is good…

Bain of My Existence

I’m so not in the mood to discuss Sydney. Basically, we drove up late, I went and saw Reloaded for the third time, went to bed and on Sunday, we did copious amounts of shopping. And I came home sick. Other random facts about my trip to Sydney: we saw Maid in Manhatten, which is pretty good. Lunch and dinner at the hotel was revolting. Breakfast was quite good, at a French patisserie at Wooloomooloo. We saw Russell Crowe’s $12 million apartment, and I think it’s pretty overrated. Mosman is an excellent place to show. I got a new teddy bear named Cookie. I love bears. He’s so huggable!

I have to go back to school tomorrow. Does everyone know what that means? *g* Yeah, The Source Code will be getting some updates. Gah, I hate school. Or, I hate the people. The classes aren’t too bad. My art task this semester is excellent, because I can twist it around to be all about Trinity, Syl and Lara Croft. Gender and Identity. Basically, my piece is going to be one of two designs…

The first is a painting of a girl staring at something. Around her are pictures of female action heros. And over the top of her face, I’m printing off some lyrics onto clear plastic and sticking them on. I don’t know what song yet – any suggestions? But this idea is to focus that girls are getting more of a go as the action hero.

The second idea is to paint The Lady in Red leaning against the wall, and hand write the lyrics to “Fighter” onto it. This is the whole idea that even though there are a lot of successful women in the world, there are those that are struggling. (For those not in the know, the Lady in Red is sort of a blonde prostitute-ish figure… oh, go rent the Matrix.)

I went on a site-building bender today. Different Side of Me is an archive of my Buffy fic. I quite like this site, currently featuring Eliza Dushku.

Also added Wallpapers, Livejournal and Forum icons to the “You” section. I’ll make more icons soon (all icons can be used for the new version of MSN – Version 6) – if you have any requests, I’m more than happy to try and make you an icon. Just ask :)

Wow, longer update than planned…

Free As a Bird!

I’ve just realised I have a whole day at home and not a bloody thing to do. I’m feeling a lot better today and totally wired!

So, I’m chatting to mussed and Nicky. I’ll improve my site some more, and make some buttons for other people out of sheer boredom. And I’ll finish PissOff. Before some rabid Dark Angel fan cuts off my face with a cork-screw… I know, that was a revolting mental image and I apologise.

I’m going to Sydney! tomorrow for the night. Obviously not as much fun as it would be if I wasn’t sick, but I mean, Sydney for a whole night! Shopping and excitement! I’m hoping I can get a copy of the Animatrix, because I want to make more screencaps.

I’m just finishing my bit of the Mary Sue epilogue so I can send it to Ally. ::blushes:: totally my fault it isn’t posted by now, but I blame my muses. But it’s sent and I’m an almost free girl. Very chilly here. Cake would be nice. Or pizza. Huh, now Ally’s (who is Nicky) is going to bed, damnit :( I’ll talk to her tonight, I guess :D I’m going to make some more buttons and do some more work on this site.

Ou revoir.

More Drama

I got a nasty shock today when I went to The Hardline. The HLers are such a nice group of people. Really. Friendly, honest and just some of the nicest people I’ve had the privledge of knowing. And someone came and totally abused everyone’s trust. I definatly think some of the coppertops that join will be taken with a grain of salt. Danascully summed it up, “So goodnight, Hardliners… and remember, we’re still a family of sorts, even when one of us turns traitor. Especially then. Aww, sweet. But true.

And I want to apologise about my rant last night. I was sick and feeling quite fragile, which probably wasn’t the best time to be checking flames. I know, my logic is flawed. But yeah. That fic was meant to be a parody, I’m sorry very few other people realised this, but yeah. I’m not getting back into it. Lexie + Fragile and Sick = Unneeded Rant.

Hiccups suck. Honest. I’ve had them for … 39 minutes. They are irritating me beyond belief.

I am making buttons. And lj icons. I just get sidetracked. Badly. Also, adding some fanart. And some more fic. And a ‘language’ section so that people can understand my specially designed brand of slang. Yeah, I’m bored out of my skull. I mean, I’ve almost finished “How To Piss Off An X5 In Eleven Easy Steps” which is a monument to how completely bored I am. It’s exciting that I’m finishing it though. I’ve been working on it for ages, and ages.

Twisted-Logic has a new affiliate! Alina from Kalime . Awesome site, I love it :D

I’m off to work on T-L and finish PissOff.

Colour Me Amused

I had the blood test done today and the results come back Friday. I hope I haven’t got glandular fever because that would be icky. Wow, that was eloquent. But it definately wouldn’t be a good thing.

I’ve watched all … four Aladdin videos we own and I wish wish wish I owned more. But Robin Williams didn’t do the voice for Genie in the short episodes, which is disappointing. But I totally get why he didn’t.

Hmm, what else? I’ve been kinda sick to do anything particularly spectacular. I read a little fic. I wrote a little. I’m split three ways right now – I’m writing a Trinity saga that sucks. I’m writing a Faith saga that sucks – with style. And I’m writing the final chapter of a Dark Angel. Pfft. A lot of the flames “Divinity” has gotten so far are really, really nasty. And I know that is the point of a flame, but if it was from someone really excellent at writing, I’d hang my head and understand that, yes I will never rock as much as they do. But some of these delinquents can’t string a sentence together which depresses me.

Now, I will pull rank. I am a good writer. Aren’t I a snobby vain little brat, telling everyone that? Well, it’s true. For a while there, I was single handedly keeping certain areas of Dark Angel fic alive (now Jacey’s joined me in the plight of a decent Jondy/Zack or Syl/Krit). Really, a mark of a good reader is to see past the Mary Sue and see if the writing is quality. I tried to make the story as insipid as possible. Oh well…

So, answers to questions I’ve been asked in my flames. Do I go by the nickname “Divinity”? No, I don’t. I wouldn’t ever. Why did I name my character Divinity? Because of two reasons – A) Divinity sounds similar to Trinity, which adds to the Mary-Sue-ess. And B) Divinity is my most hated class at school.

And, I think Keanu Reeves is hot. I think he’s great as Neo. But, as so eloquently put by Meg/Froggie, I don’t want to line myself up to bang Neo. As far as I’m concerned, that’s Trinity’s job. Because I hate Divinity with the fire of a thousand suns too! I don’t like the girl.

I’m just waiting for someone to burn-inate Divinity, Ariella and B’randii ;)

I’m Actually Watching Dust Settle

Went to the doctor’s today. Either I’ve got a virus or, possibly, glandular fever. Blah. But I get at least 2 more days off. Normally, a godsend. Now? Wonderful. More excrutiating boredom.

I attacked the Source Code some more and now, I’m kicking Twisted-Logic into shape. Working on a series of new buttons – so I can ditch the black and white Trinity one because I detest it. I’ve also made a couple of questionable Matrix lj icons, and some 64×64 forum buttons. I’ll post those up some time today, I hope.

You know what? I have absolutely nothing to say. I’m going to write fic instead.

Never Thought I’d Look Forward To School

What a day. Got up. Went online. Watched Aladdin. Got back online. Updated and re-layout-ed The Source Code (white is the new pink, lmao).

Started making the lj icons *winces* yes, well. The first one is just plain odd. Go here to witness something that’s amusing for less that 20 seconds. Ahh, I have a warped sense of humour. And I seriously hope these entries get more interesting when I go back to school… *sigh*.

New affiliate! Well, we lost an affiliate (Leila). But T-L’s newest affiliate is … Janet from FuzzyPinkSlippers.Com! Yay!

Damn School Semesters

Today was pretty dull. I slept, I got up and I watched Disney movies – Beauty and the Beast, Oliver and Company, Pooh’s Grand Adventure, and two videos of old Pooh episodes. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside, hehe.

But yeah. Disney is cool. I love Aladdin. To pieces. I think it’s my favourite Disney film. Jasmine rocked, Genie was hysterical and Iago was madness :D But yeah, Disney is just plain excellent.

I’ve just downloaded MSN Plus for MSN Version 6. YAY! Except, I think it has ads, which bites. Wait… looking … hmm… Well, if you’ve got MSN 6, and really loved MSN Plus, get it. Otherwise, don’t bother. But I plan to spend the next 30 minutes thinking up witty auto-messages. Oooh, and more MSN 6 icons.

Which brings me to the coming-soon-to-TL part of this update. Livejournal and MSN 6 icons. I’ll do a couple of Matrix ones, some Dark Angel ones, some Avril Lavigne ones… any requests? Just drop me a line somewhere and I’ll see what I can do. I’m pretty flexible. Anyways, let me know. Anything I make will be uploaded here and will be free to take (but labeled “t-l”). But icons are coming!

Nothing else is happening, except I go back to school on Tuesday, damnit. Oh well, the term can’t be that long, can it?

Praise Ye, Panadol!

Gah! I’m trying to update T-L’s fanlistings, and I keep uploading the pages to the wrong site. *Tears* God, today is sucking already and I just got up. Luckily, the fanlistings mistake can be fixed. It’s the principle of the thing!

I went bowling yesterday – the power of Panadol still exists! It was kinda cool. There was the jukebox thing, which played the song and the video clip on the TVs that were around. We played heaps, except my sister kept choosing really old songs – Like “Drop The Pilot” and “Senses Working Overtime.” It was very evil of her. Anyways, my cousin Amanda won the first game, and I won the second. It was fun.

What else? Absolutely nothing. Being sick is the horrible-est thing in the world, and I’m stuck at home, cleaning. Because Mum and Amellia left at the crack of dawn, I’m meant to clean up after them. AGH! How irritating.

I really need to write another Matrix fic. I’ve started The Sweetest Thing, which I’m beginning to hate passionately, but meh. It’s seven pages I’ve already written. I like writing Trinity but I’m not very good at it. Maybe I should become a professional Mary-Sue writer, I seem to be good at that *hl*

I should really get offline so Mum can ring – I seem to have misplaced my mobile phone, hmph. I was going to do the Friday Five now, but the new set isn’t up yet. Damn timezones!

A Meme

Damn. Oh well, I suppose it gives me time to think up a name for the Apoc fanlisting. Hmm. Any suggestions?

Okay, I missed the Friday Five, so here they are!

1. Do you remember your first best friend? Who was it? Ooh, when I was in preschool. Thomas. We were meant to go to school together but my family moved.
2. Are you still in touch with this person? No
3. Do you have a current close friend? Yup. Jacey and Emelie, Nicky and Emi.
4. How did you become friends with these people? Jacey and I met through a mutal friend, Shannon. Emelie and I used to go to school together and I met Emi and Nicky at the Hardline, where we all hang out.
5. Is there a friend from your past that you wish you were still in contact with? Why? Nope. I try to keep in contact with all my old friends, but they weren’t interested in keeping in contact with me. Though, I would like to still be friends with Myf. Myf rocked.

NickyEmi and I have been working on intentional Mary-Sue Matrix fics! *Gasp* I know, the horror! If you would like to read them and use them as an excuse to flame us (not that you need an excuse, of course) go here.

I also added a picture of my cat, Latte, to “Lexie-Vision.” I’ll be adding a Random Gallery soon, I think…

I’m working on a fanlisting collective slowly. I’ve added 7 Lizzie McGuire fanlistings to my “fanlistings” page and for anyone looking for fanlistings updates, I’ll be working on those tonight. Anyways, I have to go and do real life stuff.

Presenting our newest affiliate Hannah, with the kick-ass site Secret-Wish.Net and Amee with the new and extremely cool Sorry-Sorry.Net!

Dodge This

Well, I got sick yesterday, which meant I missed out on going ice skating with my cousins, which sucked. I stayed in bed, and read, and slept and played my very cool Buffy XBox game. I’m stuck with the Enter the Matrix game, so Buffy was a nice break – except Sarah Michelle Gellar doesn’t do the voice for Buffy. It’s a girl named Giselle Loren, who has a very similar voice. Just a fun fact.

I added another button to the Button Wall. I am aiming to add a lot more soon. But I’m feeling lazy.

Damn, I need to install some smilies.

I watched Chocolat last night. It was awesome. But I was totally cracking up because Carrie-Anne Moss (who plays Trinity in the Matrix) played Caroline Clairmont, the woman the mayor has the crush on. And all I could see was Caroline appearing in black leather going “Dodge This.” It was funny.

First Birthday!

Well, as I reflect on the year back, I feel like I’ve been tumbling down the rabbit hole, much like Alice. Or Carmen and Juni in “Spy Kids 2.” But wow, what a year. A year ago, I was at Angelfire. A year ago, it was do-or-die Dark Angel. Incredible, huh? I’m now fifteen, I’m in Year 10 and wow.

Yes, we’ve been around for a whole year (technically tomorrow, but I thought an early birthday celebration was in order.) Wow. So, so many people to thank. First of all, my parents, who finance T-L.Com, and all the collective sites, and the software I use. To Ariella, for all our site escapades. For Jacey for everything. Nicky for totally unbiased site critism (and for being one of the only people I can talk serious Matrix and Buffy/Angel with.) Bob and Lloyd for crowning me HTML Goddess. To Leila, who let me steal her source codes and helped me fix up the first few version of DoB, even though she’s totally AWOL this year.

Also, to my fantastic affiliates, you guys rock! To the girls at the Hardline, you inspired this layout. To Alina for letting me use the screen cap, even though she doesn’t know yet. And to MTS, who made the screen cap in the first place.

It’s been a great year and, I present a new layout featuring Neo and Trinity, and entitled “Feel”.

I Don’t Believe In Hiatus

Well, its official – Avril Lavigne’s album ‘Lets Go,’ completely and utterly ROCKS! Yes, it really does and my next T-L.Com layout is going to feature her!

All good things must come to an end – my Dad takes his laptop with him tomorrow when he goes back to Port Augusta. So Sayonara for a week or so. To keep yourself updated with moi go to my livejournal

 

Bits and Pieces

Okay, so I thought I better explain Mr. Cuddles – he’s a blue and white squeaky rubber blow fish toy. Our art mascot. He’s very cool. Though Leila doesn’t like him very much. He belongs to a girl called Zoe who has a mad site but I can’t remember the URL.

Dawson’s Creek was really good tonight – Audrey and Pacey finally got together! Yayness! And Jacey was online but I missed her ’cause dad was really late home from work, which majorly sucked. And I’m totally dying to talk to Shannon and Ashley and Jacey on MSN. Ugh.

My exams start in 14 days and I’ve done studying. No distractions this time. :D. I’m also adding reviews of CDs, Movies and books to this site, rants and wonderful fun stuff! Anyways…whoa, I just watched the Tali “Whatever” video clip – MAD-ASS!

Happy Days

I am renaming this blog. Any ideas? Two of my ideas so far are ‘digital diva’ or ‘dream’. Any suggestions or comments on either of these names – tag me!

I got my braces off! How very extremely COOL! Well, only the top ones so far, but all is well! Ceramics was totally cool, we met a really sweet grade 8 girl (really cool, too) named Olivia. And there’s a new section of T-L.Com going up called “Dee’s World.” Dee is one of my 3 minions…more content up tonight, I swear!

Um, what else?…Sixteen days til exams! Eeep!