So there's this thing called a LJ, and apparently I have one in which I'm not actually pretending to be a fictional character. OR AM I

I really ought to update this more often, huh.

Life has gone insane! Also, I tend to spam Plurk with my odd little one-off thoughts, which means my Plurk gets spammed all the time, since I tend to think almost exclusively in odd little one-offs. Both of these would pretty much explain why I've been scarce, at least in this neck of the woods.

[livejournal.com profile] itsjustagamerp has been open for a few weeks now, and I love everyone and everything in it. Pinkie Pie playing radioactive soup, Tom Servo running an ill-fated D&D session, Aqua getting jealous over the attention Minako is paying Terra, the epic pun-off at Kaldur, and everything that could possibly go wrong in Terra and Linkara's reluctantly budding friendship going, of course, horribly wrong have all just made this game fantastic, and that is the tip of the iceberg.

I'm way behind on [livejournal.com profile] secondcityrpg, or at least it feels that way. Maybe I'm just way behind on Jason tags, which happens more often than I'd really like to admit. Rarity might be riding a dragon into battle, which is hilarious and head-tiltingly odd all at once, and Linkara is being Linkara.

Work...is work. We've tried to space projects out, but given unexpected delays, they're all raining on us at once, which is going to make this week all sorts of interesting. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for one, though - depending on what shows up in my inbox tomorrow morning, that is either the way out or an oncoming train. It pretty much remains to be seen.

My resolution to finish fics before NaNo is going slowly. I only have one chapter of bitty!Terra left, but I also want to finish the Tron fic, and that is giving me creative problems (basically, I still can't write fight scenes or intros, what else is new). I need to attack it when I'm not bushed, exceedingly busy, or burnt out from other things.

...so basically, sometime next year. |Db

There is probably a lot more that should go into this, but I can't think of it right now. Instead, have an awesome gif.



/bows out
I started writing this at work. Fifteen seconds before my bosses walked back in from their week-long business trip, we had a power outage. I finished this one at home. TIMING 8D

And hoooooly cow this is the second to last chapter here. I'm not sure how to feel about finishing this. I mean. Wow.

As always, it's pretty much not proofread, so if I accidentally a word or anything, please let me know. :Db

He had never seen a longer staircase in his life - at least, it looked that way when he was standing at the bottom of it. )
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Those of you who wanted me to write more: here you go. |Db This one's really off the beaten path, has to do with the events of Second City, and...yeah. Sentient weapons, guys. That's all I've got.

It was also written at 1:30 in the morning and not really proofread, so feel free to edit the hell out of it, yes? Yes. |Db

New places were always interesting. )
kiaxet: (! (David Cook))
( Aug. 27th, 2011 02:18 am)
Two and a half weeks later, I finally update my journal. At two in the morning.

Two's a great number, guys.

For those of you wondering where on Earth I've been...well, I moved, and that pretty much destroyed my free time. I've been in various states of packing and unpacking since then, I'm trying to time the very different commute to my same job, and I'm settling into a new place. It's been a crazy, interesting time.

Second City is still in the throes of DEAR GOD WHAT EVEN endgame, which is another reason this journal hasn't been updated much - I'm forever in a character journal, trying to move the plot along. The eleventh pillar is Excalibur the round table a shrubbery. Yes. I'm on to you, mods.

Also! Apps for [livejournal.com profile] itsjustagamerp have opened! It's Just A Game is a MST3K based game involving comedy, a bit of slice of life (as much Slice of Life as you can get on the Satellite of Love, at least - SOL on SOL, as it were), and a flipton of making fun of terrible things. I'm a mod. You guys should totally join. :Db

Once the writing bug hits me again, I've made it my goal to finish all of my in-progress works (with the exception of Take Two Grown-Ups) before October, since I'm going to spend October outlining my NaNoWriMo project and November writing it. Yeah, I'm taking the plunge. This will be...interesting. |D This also means I have a month and some change to finish the long-overdue bitty!Terra drabbles, the KH3/Tron crossover, and the D&D!BBS fic. I'm considering the Ponies crossover officially abandoned. That may change somewhere along the line, but right now those three are enough work on my plate.

And now, there is this lovely thing called sleeping that I'm going to go try to do. Yes.
FIRST OF ALL, AN IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you claimed stuff in my previous post, send me your address! I may have some of yours, but they're off in the ether somewhere and I wouldn't know where to begin tracking them down. PM me, email me, spam my AIM, whatever - just get me your address. I'd like to mail out the first round of stuff on Saturday, so the quicker you get me your address, the quicker you get your stuff and the easier my life becomes. :Db

Also, if you haven't claimed anything in the previous post, it's all still up for grabs. |Db

SO ABOUT THOSE LIGHTSABER KEYBLADES

I write odd things and the latest BBS/Disneyland drabble got a bit out of hand. It's all [livejournal.com profile] bouncy_erbear's fault, really.

I don't think that's a fair fight. )
kiaxet: (Brilliant!)
( Aug. 7th, 2011 10:26 pm)
Just what it says on the tin. |Db

As a good number of you know, I'm moving in less than two weeks, and that involves getting rid of stuff. I can't really hold a garage sale or a yard sale, given that apartment living means I lack both garage and yard, so I'm putting what I will no longer use in a bag and trundling it off to Goodwill.

Unless any of you guys want it.

Under the cut are pictures of everything I'm getting rid of. If you want anything, feel free to lay claim to it and I will gladly give it to you. The caveat is, if you're local, you need to pick it up before the 18th, and if you're out of state, I'll need money for shipping it to you.

As it is, here is the stuff:

Free swag under the cut! )

Comment and let me know if you'd like anything and I will set it aside for you. :Db Anything that's not claimed before the 17th goes to Goodwill on the 18th.
This all started with a comment about how Terra's dump stats were Intelligence and Wisdom. It has very much spiraled from there. Enjoy some D&D-style fic, guys - I'm off to bed and will probably write more of this later, if only because I WAS FROZEN TODAY is too good a line to pass up.

Read more... )
COMIC CON WAS HUUUUUUUUGE

Everything else goes behind a cut because it got image heavy. )

In conclusion:


At Comic Con, even the walls troll you. The end.
I'm going to Comic Con tomorrow.

And Disneyland on Monday.

Be back - and completely exhausted, I'm sure - Tuesday evening. *A*
I should probably start updating this more than once in a blue moon, huh. |D

I'm up to 90 minutes a night of internet time on my self-imposed online restriction. It gives me a bit more time to do tags and whatnot, but it's still not enough to really hang out and chat. I think what I miss doing most is just turning on AIM and reading a book or something while holding the occasional conversation. I feel like I have to be focused while online or I am Wasting Time. It's a different way to look at things, certainly; tbh, I just miss multitasking.

COMIC CON IS IN FIVE DAYS HOLY CRAP. WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN. I think this is the most convoluted and detailed any of my cosplays have ever been, and even now I'm still assembling bits. I live for the last minute, don'cha know 8Db It should be fun, though, and I'm looking forward to seeing all sorts of people and meeting [livejournal.com profile] bouncy_erbear! Because awesomeness attracts awesomeness, yes? Yes.

TBH, aside from freaking out about Comic Con and the upcoming move, nothing much of note is going on in the Life and Times of Kia. Work is work is work, and I usually get home from that and work on something - editing or cosplay or whatever needs working on. The huge Disney tribute is on hold for now, as is every other editing project I have going on, on account of - you guessed it - SDCC being right around the corner. My priorities might be a tad skewed, but I do have them. Also, most anime conventions won't let you enter a Disney music video, yes? It probably has to be mostly anime or game footage.

RP is...we're screwed. Just gonna lay that down. We are screwed. |D Also, I might not be tagging Jason for a bit because of recent NSFW Extremely Not Okay happenstances in this season of True Blood, so don't wait on me there.

Does anybody know what's going on at [livejournal.com profile] kh_drabble? It's a fun challenge, and we've had quite a few entries, but I don't remember any other time when there've been virtually zero comments on any of them. Is everyone just busy this week? \O_o/

Because this entry isn't disorganized enough: cosplay! Razor Wit finally arrived today, which means I went out of my mind for about an hour unpacking it and squeeing like a moron and trying to figure out picture poses (and subsequently scraping up one arm, but hey, worth it). I have odds and ends for most of my costumes, but my big thing's been putting together costumes for [livejournal.com profile] amorsinseramada. She's agreed to join our Friday MLP group, so I'm getting a Pinkie Pie costume together for her, and she chose her other one going solo, so I'm making her a Candlejack getup. That's bound to be hila
Turns out an hour is not nearly long enough to get everything done that I want done in a day. Funny how these things go. |D

I'm going to be here long enough to say that we've signed the papers for a new apartment and are moving (by pieces) starting the day after SDCC, that I am stoked and a half about SDCC even though organization is fail, and the LP is going swimmingly!









So basically I love you all and I shall chat with you when I have more tiiiiiime ;;;
It's a very long and rather personal story that might get told later, but the bottom line is that Kia has a bit of a problem with being on the internet for far too long and is now on a self-imposed timer of one hour per night. It's something that'll be in place for quite a while, or at least until Things Get Better. If you have my number and something that you feel I Must Know goes down, feel free to call or text me, though don't expect a response during work hours. If not, my daily hour will likely happen sometime between 9 pm and midnight. If you need me for anything, drop me a PM or an email or spam my AIM - I'll get them when I'm signed on.

For now, and I know I'm a bit behind on putting this up, but the third episode of the LP has been up for a bit:



Episode 4 is uploading now and will take longer than I have to upload fully - watch my Youtube channel to see it when it goes up, or come back here tomorrow for the link. :Db
kiaxet: (Default)
( Jun. 24th, 2011 10:58 pm)
I'm going on an internet hiatus, guys. It's not life-threatening or anything, so don't freak out - I just need a break. Those of you who have my number, call or text if it's important; those of you who don't, bug the people who do to call or text if it's important.

Laters ♥
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Episode two is up already!



Yeah, we're really zipping through this which is hilarious when each episode takes an hour to render and two to upload. Turns out the video issues happened during the first conversion, so there's nothing I can do on this end - they'll be persistent through episode four and hopefully we can fix them at our next recording session.

The TGWTG joke count is up to 7.

In other news, farmer's markets are amazing, I'm none too pleased that our diocese has decided to retranslate the mass, Trigun is the biggest nostalgiabomb ever, and my little brother answers his Twitter more often than his phone which beats my older brother not answering his at all. Also, I'll be in a family reunion in Colorado starting Thursday. Said family reunion includes the aunt and cousins that always provide me with stories (the Love look, the amazing shitting rock, deadly neurotoxin, and fans of Twilight).

Life's gonna be interesting for a while.


So [livejournal.com profile] lynxgriffin and I had fun. A whole lot of fun. 8D

There is much, much more to come.
kiaxet: (Busy busy busy!)
( Jun. 17th, 2011 12:39 am)
- IC I Never is a ridiculous amount of fun. Sunday proved that you can totally play against characters you don't know; Monday proved that it could be done over Skype, though in person is much better.
- Way in advance, but I'm really looking forward to this upcoming Gallifrey.
- I have a Plurk now! I have given in to the masses. The name is Kiaxet. Friend me.
- Second City is having a Fourth Wall Event! Throw your characters in! Have fun! Let's all be derps together!
- I drove for three hours in gray and drizzle today, all job-related, and it just wiped me out. LA traffic is not a happy thing.
- I can't figure out if I want to do Disneyland this weekend or not. I think it's going to wind up depending on Whether I Feel Like It Or Not the day of - no other factors. We'll see.

Finally - because this took me forever - I wrote another Bitty Terra drabble! There are only two left after this one. I'm almost done. It feels weird.

Either way, please beta the hell out of it and enjoy! :Db

Aqua had never thought a door could be scary. )
SO MUCH STUFF HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST WEEKS I DON'T EVEN.

I've been really, really busy, and I really should've been updating this journal consistently, but I'm a lazy bum and you all know that. No ponies this time - just lots and lots of text.

The Wedding! )

Disneyland! )

E3! )

In other, non-huge-event-related news, work's going smoothly - we finished one project and have another almost done, huzzah :D - I managed to find someone to make Razor Wit for $300 including shipping, RP's going well (until the mods throw another curveball at us, but hey, that happens), and I'm thinking of trundling down to Disneyland again on the 18th if anyone's interested. Also, I got a bitty!Terra drabble written for the first time in over two months - having nothing to do while your car gets new tires will definitely give you some focus.

So basically, life's pretty good. I'm okay with this. |Db
kiaxet: (OMG ONOEZ (Flonne))
( May. 25th, 2011 02:42 pm)
Now that everyone wants to kill me for that title... 8D

Just a quick reminder that the first round of auctions in [livejournal.com profile] helpthesouth ends in 80 minutes! That's 4 PM PST. I have two auctions up: Disneyland In a Box Or Envelope and Fan Soundtracks. Bid now if you want either of them!

Or, you know, bid on other stuff. That's good too. |Db All donations go towards relief efforts for the states affected by those massive tornadoes a few weeks ago.

/sets timer to 3:55, fixes to snipe some auctions
I figure pony recaps will happen when I haven't posted for a few days and some relatively big stuff has gone down. Basically, this amounts to LOTS AND LOTS OF PONIES because I am a lazy bum.

To start, my birthday was Tuesday, and I got a group of sixteen people together for dinner at Gyu-Kaku. I don't know if anyone's ever tried to fit sixteen people in a relatively small restaurant, but it's kind of surprising just how big a group that is in a restaurant of that size. It was also a whole lot of How Do You Know Katie - I had my roomies, friends from cons, house of fandom, and Pepperdine friends there. It was a ton of people and a ton of fun, and you all spoil me, seriously. ♥ I started opening presents and just:



Because seriously. I am spoiled. And I love you all.



Thursday night (or technically Friday morning) was the Pirates midnight showing at El Capitan, so of course I went with a group of friends. :Db It was a fun movie! It certainly didn't outdo the first one, but it felt much more like we were getting back to the look and feel of the first, including having Jack actually act like Jack, which is a nice change. Plot was a tad simple, I wanted a bit more from the MacGuffin Army, but the action was fun and the dialogue was witty and damn was the missionary good looking.



Basically, well worth seeing and I would recommend it, though I don't think the 3D is necessary.

I also managed to walk out of that showing with eight new pins, only four of which I paid for. Free gifts are awesome.

Of course, I was utterly sleep deprived for all of Friday, but that's okay! I can function on four hours of sleep. Life is good.

Finally, I'm having a tough time finding a gif to express just how dumb I think the whole nonpocalypse thing today was. I'm tempted to go with this one:



Or potentially this:



But in the end, I think this one's the winner:



Can't wait to do this all again in 2012. 8Db
SATURDAY:



Saturday we went to a house party that Kristin and Megan's roommate was putting on. It was actually fun! Their coworker, who, swear to goodness, is named Kermit, is actually not a bad bartender (though the energy-drink-based drink he mixed on request was soooooo bad oh man). He's not the type of guy I'd like to geek with for too long, since he is Highly Opinionated and Always Right - it's the combination that's the killer, really - but there were about ten other people there to socialize with as well, and good company all around, and pizza, and Rock Band. I had no idea they had Pat Benatar's "We Belong" in Rock Band, but they do! There was a severe and woeful lack of Offspring and Journey, though. Also, songs that cater to vocalists over instruments were termed the "wine coolers of Rock Band." I'm a vocalist, but I might have to use that any because it is hilarious.

SUNDAY:



Disneyland! Disneyland Disneyland Disneyland! The rides were all sorts of fun, I got a shiny six-person pass simply for being polite (and likely for having my HAPPY BIRTHDAY button in plain view, but politeness helps too), I walked around for a good chunk of the night with a lightcycle painted on my face thanks to ElecTRONica, I managed to get a WDI Tiki Room pin (which is a rare thing, so I'm pleased), and we found out that they will be releasing a KH pin in the park in late June. What is this I don't even. You'd better believe I'm either camping out for that sucker or sending a proxy to do just that, because I want that badly especially in multiples. Trading is good 8D. Basically, I love this park, I love my roomies, and I love [livejournal.com profile] lynxgriffin - awesome Disneyland party is awesome. 8Db

TODAY:



So I walked into work exhausted. That was mistake number one. 8D

My task for this week, and basically until it gets done, is to put the audio into demo videos for a project that we have been working on literally since I started temping at my job in January. It's been a long time coming. The previous demo videos for this project have been easy - they came with one set of audio cut in all the right places, and all we had to do was input our audio in the right spots and remove the old stuff. Not so much this time around.

The new videos are timed too quickly for the audio, and I'd be up a creek without a paddle on that front if Camtasia didn't have a freeze-frame effect that lets me extend one frame as a still image. The script that tells me what audio goes at what time on the video is useless, since I had to extend frames in the video right off the bat and that throws everything out of whack. On top of that, I thought it'd be a good idea to cut all the audio at once instead of leaving it in one strip and cutting it as needed. I keep having to move audio further out to make room for all the wonky timing in the video, and Camtasia's inability to move multiple audio clips at once means I have to start at the end and move every one individually every time I need to lengthen the video.

I spent all day working on this video and have about five minutes of video to show for it. The video is ten minutes long. It is one of three videos for this module. There are ten modules.

This'll be fun. 8Db

Also, I have not forgotten about one-sentence fics and mini FSTs! I shall get to them eventually, promise. You can also still request one if you want one - I will get around to them. :Db
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