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There are many, many things I could be updating about. While I should be asleep because it is an hour until midnight here and I have the opening shift tomorrow. I could perhaps do a general catching up thing or ramble sleepily or list the things I need to do.

Or the things I have done.

Perhaps one of those entries will happen soon! :)

But the point of this entry, before I drag my butt to bed like a grownup, is this:

I HAVE A SHINY FEEBAS!!!
I HAVE A SHINY FEEBAS!!!
I HAVE A SHINY FEEBAS!!!

And all is right with the world. :D
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So the holidays have been eating me alive. Whooo, surprising. But anyway!

I got this awesome Yuletide story, which made me full of squee: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1086853

You shall all now go read, whether familiar with Yoroiden Samurai Troopers or not! That is totally a thing I can dictate. ;)
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So, this has been left in the lurch long enough. :/


But my goal of reading 100 books this year is going well so far? Even if a lot of them right now are kid's books.

pokemon funtimes )
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Guess who's an erratic updater? I am! It is me. :p

So Not terribly enthusiastic about making a list of goals for the year, except this one: read 100 books. I keep a list of books read, though I'm not sure last year's is accurate, but there's still a trend of me reading less. Also, I am a bit of a magpie about magazines and I have way too many that I haven't even read.

Debating: whether I should count the magazines in with the books.

Meanwhile, I've started something I've been meaning to do for awhile - major replaying of games, both what I've got and as I replace things. Currently up to Day 4 of Parasite Eve. I'd forgotten how lovely this is, just all kinds of atmospheric and still creepy in spite of the dated graphics - probably because they got the atmosphere down. Moments like Aya climbing into the carriage for her ride of murderous conversation with Eve? I love imaging how that feels. *shudder*

A lit bit stuck still on my writing, but working on it - and I didn't get anything done this weekend, either. But I am working on getting my sleep schedule under control too, so hopefully I'll get back into having 'mornings' before I head into work.

Book progress so far: 3/100

Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core
Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies

All by William Joyce, and all very awesome. May have to squee later, entirely too sleepy now. Goodnight!
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Also I have just remembered that I never squee'd over my Yuletide gifts. Or my kh_drabble one(s)!

*hangs head in shame*

I got these lovely Yuletide presents, one full length and one madness:

I Believe In Summer Days A Nightwatch fic (the book by Sean Stewart) about Wire and Rain and their growing up. It is also a perfect crossover with the same fandom as my treat, below. But eeeee Wire. I love Wire, she is so practical and yet as capable of being overly emotional and taking risks and making mistakes as anyone. And Rain! And the way the Forest is this living, breathing presence throughout. <333

Story for a Winter's Night Winter Song by Sara Bareilles. This is so tiny and warm and sweet! And little things kept making me laugh, like their middle names. The best middle names!


And in the land of Kingdom Hearts! A three drabble set from stillskies - warning for Dream Drop Distance spoilers. Beware the delicious spoilers! :9

Xemnas, Xigbar andXaldin Character studies of three of my favorite villains. And I cannot squee properly because spoiley, but eeeee. :D

ETA: is anyone having trouble crossposting to lj? It keeps telling me I have the wrong password.
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beware the squee )
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squeeee )
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This is a post coming entirely too late, and I would like to say I'm sorry to my authors because you are all awesome.

Gifts I got in Not Primetime (aka let me gloat about my loot) :

The Free Will Job Leverage casefic, in which the team is awesome and Nate's issues, well. See title. ;)

No, really. Nate's issues. I identify with them. And really wish I had a team of awesome people to use to take down those who piss me off.. er, um. Help people! Yes. That's what we'd be doing. who am I fooling, because I know it's not me

The Apprentice Team Sky Pirates! \o/ Essentially casefic for Final Fantasy 12, in which Our Hero Balthier tries not to get caught up in this insanity, and everyone else is pretty much a competent adult.

Dial M for Moriarty Read, and wonder if you too really just read this magnificent insanity! Crackfic in which John is somehow secretary for the two most brilliant and unstable minds he knows.
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wheeee )
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So, been having a spasm of stupid hormone induced down, not really making any progress. Except in petting the stuffing out of my dreameaters. Back to it,though! :)

continuing adventures in squee )
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I really need a new Kingdom Hearts icon.

Spoiler alert - we are now approaching HOLY FUCKING COW levels of squee, and I've hardly started, and there will be ALL THE SPOILERS. Also possibly none of the proper capitalization unless it's names, I am sleepy and only been proper outside of the spoiler cut. ;)

You have been warned! >:D

SQUEEEEE )
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You know what I love in a story? (Well, one of many things anyway.) When the good guys are wrong. Not in the sense of making a tragic mistake, or succumbing to temptation so they have something to angst about later, but ordinary everyday wrong. Being good, or a basically decent person =/= perfect rightness.

The last Earthsea book, the newest one? here be spoilers )
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A belated Happy New Year! And general updatingness.

I have a new computer. It is the shiniest and most awesome and I am horribly biased. But it's 6 gig of memory and 1 TB of hard drive and soooo shiny. *sparkly eyes go here*

Yuletide this year was pretty awesome, I did better than I have in awhile, I think. And I had fun, and it's been too long since I had fun writing. I was crazy with the firsts this year, too, I added... *counts* 3 or maybe 4 new fandoms I have written for, depending on how separate you think book and film fandoms are.

Yuletide:

For Want Of A Horse My first Discworld! Moist von Lipwig and a town some people might recognize.

Yuletide Madness:

tempering exile My first His Dark Materials! Iorek is the most awesome, don'tchaknow.

on the way My first Dark Crystal. :) Aughra is awesome, as is Kira. I always knew I liked Aughra, but I didn't notice how much I liked Kira until I was writing this.

an exchange of problems This is the book vs film fandom, and while my knowledge of the film has influenced it somewhat, it's def. the book. And the book - Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM - is much better. And the prompt was fantastic, I could not resist.

upon a dream My first Princess Tutu! I love Rue and Ahiru and the vauge yin-yang thing between them.

And now we come to the only fandom I'd written before. XD Two for Samurai Troopers:

in the sea of the sky It's meant to be a steampunk au, but reads just as well as a spaceship one apparently. *shifty eyes* This might have something to do with the fact that I was entirely faking it re. steampunk, I had only the vaguest idea that it involved shiny airships, I was totally relying on my knowledge of and love for Troopers to pull that off. And it worked! :D

Of course, now the idea won't leave me alone and I am learning more about steampunk to try and do this justice, but I make no promises because I don't want to disappoint anyone, including me.

pinata This is the last thing I wrote, in the frantic moments of waiting for the Madness archive to go live, and and. And it's crack. But it's happy crack! :D

So, all total, 7 fics! And counting the 5 things I wrote for kh_drabble over the year, that makes 12 things I wrote. ...I think that's all I wrote.

I need to write more this year, but I am leery of making resolutions because that seems to jinx me. I have some! I'm just not talking about them in case they vanish. :x
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Gues what happened yesterday when I went to check the mail! I got a Postcard! It has the most adorable Xiu on it, who sitting here watching me type. It will be coming safely into my room or hidden in a book when I sleep though, I am afraid the Dusky-cat might gnaw on it if I leave it out. Apparently it smells fascinating, she keeps sniffing.

So.

Yuletide! It is made of awesomes. I am made of far too much caffeine and too little sleep, so I have not begun to poke around properly, but here is what I've read so far! Also, html it is complicated and I'm not gonna.

My 2 gifts, both Princess Tutu and I love them forever:

Resolution - http://archiveofourown.org/works/299841

A beautiful story in which Fakir and Ahiru are (relatively) okay with who they are and what they're doing and Autor still wishes he were Drosselmeyer. Because he does and you know he does. Dork. I did not even remember how much I like the horrible little dork until I was reading this. XD

Frame Story - http://archiveofourown.org/works/290269

This is my favorite fairy tale, and I am not even sure how to be coherent because. My favorite one! And it is so insane and eeeee. What other story contains the sentence 'Losing daughters like pens.' I have this insane desire to give my pens silly princess names now. XD

I am so freaking sleepy, you just don't know. But it really is that awesome. It feels like a happily-ever-after that's real, that acknowledges that stories don't end, we just make a place to stop reading.

Also! Screw authorial intent! Sometimes authors don't know what they intend anyway. <3


Other people's stories!

To Fall In Snow, Still Burning - http://archiveofourown.org/works/298877

Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, people! The only one in the archive, this year. Go forth and smother it in lovings and adoration! It's a beautiful fic, that reads almost like another episode, and like the best of the fic that used to get written. Ryou trying to get himself killed in the pursuit of noble self-sacrifice! Touma not having it! Team to the rescue! \o/

White Blazeses disapprove of this foolishness.


we are the masks we choose to wear - http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2011/works/302809

This Alien Shore fic, people. Which, I do not even know how to start reccing this canon, but. If you would like to read a story where people who aren't neurotypical are treated like, you know, people, and have their own functioning society, and and. It's just too complicated, but this is a gorgeous fic it really is. It feels like coming home, like being safe. <3
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Meme from Snow, who got it from wrabbit! ...I could have sworn I had more icons. :/ *puts moar icons on the weekend's to-do list*


1. Reply to this post with "UNICORNS", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

icons go here )

I should maybe also redo my keywords for these, when uploading more icons.
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You are looking at the proud owner of a Robe of Lords won by playing Chocobo Hot 'n' Cold. :D

No, I have nothing better to do with my time. :P

Well. Library run later. Post office, too. Maybe some shopping.

But video game armor is the important bit! *snugs Vivi into his shiny new Robe* <3
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So as you may have gathered by the length of time since my last post, I am a sporadic updater! Oh well. -.-

..I don't really have anything to say this time, either. I just feel like updating, so have some links that are both fun and educational! (For a certain value of educational... ) There's a guy on Bulbagarden.net - a lovely little Pokemon wiki/news site - who's doing a series of articles titled On the Origin of Species. ♥ It details the real life and/or cultural origins of various Pokemon species. So far he's covered:

Sandshrew and Sandslash

Manaphy and Phione

Mawile

Castform

Wooper

Also currently in Pokemon: Heartgold, I am trying to get a Quiet natured Feebas so I can raise it into a Milotic. Natures determine a certain amount of a Pokemon's strengths/weaknesses, so I'm being a bit picky about this. Except I've hatched about 10 of them so far and no luck, so I may get frustrated and settle for another nature. Maaaybe. >>

Randomly, while walking around to hatch eggs two things occured to me - well, one image and one thing.

Image: my little Trainer character carefully walking around with a carton of eggs, trying not to drop any. :p

Thing: between the Pokedex and the Storage Boxes, whoever has access to this information would have a fairly comprehensive list of every Trainer's on-hand Pokemon and their reserves, and could basically keep tabs on everyone's offensive potential. You know, should someone go berserk and start using the Pokemon as what they effectively are: an army. An army of adorable pets, buuuut...

And then I wondered if this maybe too paranoid and dark for a warm fluffy fandom. And then I wondered if I really care, because well. It could be interesting to write for, if it ever goes anywhere besides 'huh. Big Brother could be watching me!' ...I wonder what Professor Oak and others would think about that use of their technology. hrrrm.


I'm still a bit depressed about my writing, or lack thereof. But! There has been a little, and some drawing which I need to do more of, and I'm trying not to stress myself about things. Stress helps nothing! :/

Oooooh - and Leverage! I have started watching this lovely show called Leverage. I just. Don't even. eeeee :D Modern day Robin Hood! Stealing from bad guys and righting injustices! How did I not already know about this awesome. Oh, wait, I don't watch tv much. Chat is awesome though! ♥

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