kiaxet: (! (David Cook))
( Mar. 13th, 2012 06:10 pm)
Oh man my life what even |D

I had that followup interview on Tuesday and...haven't heard a thing. Okay! Waiting is something I can do.

I managed to read Game of Thrones in about three and a half days, and I'm still not entirely sure what on Earth I was reading that entire time. I haven't got it in me for an extensively spoilery discussion at the moment, but I am borrowing the next few books from [livejournal.com profile] orelleperedhil, so that should be all sorts of interesting.

...seriously what did I just read I don't even. Martin means business, man.

I went to Vegas for the first time on Wednesday! I went to go see the Air Force play in the Mountain West conference and to hang out with my parents. The game was one of the most infuriating games I've ever been to - seriously, I'd be willing to bet somebody had money on the game that they really shouldn't have (i.e. coaches, refs, somebody), the opposing team's fans booed our team as they came onto the court, and the refs were flat blind - so that was not good, but the rest of the visit was great. I managed to win ~$100 at craps and found a receipt for $140 in a change machine, so that was an unexpected but awesome windfall. Also, the food at the Paris is amazing. Cannot wait to go back in May.

On the job front, I got a call yesterday, an interview today, and I start working tomorrow in a receptionist position 30 minutes away (hnnnngh, but that's life) at a place that requires business professional dress. I need more than one suit jacket, I think. It's a temp gig and it holds down the fort while I look for more permanent things, so that is good!

And Wondercon is this weekend! I still need to figure out what I'm cosplaying as - I know I'll do Applejack and Linkara, but I haven't figured out a third yet.

So yeah. Life suddenly got busy. Who knew?
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.
Life goes insane when I'm not looking. Then again, it goes insane even when I am, so I don't see how that makes a difference.

So far as large media events go, congrats to the happy royal couple, and I have a newfound respect for Navy SEALs and Special Forces. My opinions on the whole Osama thing aren't necessarily of the popular variety - I did not attend or throw any dead man's parties - and I am experiencing intense secondhand embarrassment on behalf of a friend pertaining to the situation, so. As far as I'm concerned, that's enough about that.

The jokes on Twitter were flat hilarious, though. I'll give the Twitterati that.

As far as work goes, I've been herding cats nonstop. I might actually be working late some nights this week, because deadline's approaching for two projects and a third really can't afford to be delayed any longer, not to mention we just now heard back about a project that's been on hold for the better part of a month and that might be entering the fray again soon too. Needless to say, I've been absolutely busy as hell and bouncing emails off just about everyone in my little virtual rolodex. It's nuts. I am yay close to rewriting the latter part of Art of the Dress to fit my work, because "Deadline looms/don't you know the client's always right" describes my job right about now.

The RP front is going pretty well. I sincerely want the Postmen to tag Rarity back, since I'm sure that will be hilarious and a half, Jason is confused by ponies and needs more CR, and I'm just playing catchup with Linkara. Rosette is...pretty well gone, I think, but that's life. I poked around ATP to try to finish out our Ponies and BBS casts, and I will be beside myself with glee if that Sweetie Belle apps to the game. Yes, please.

On a far more important note, in the wake of the massively destructive tornadoes in the south, [livejournal.com profile] helpthesouth has been set up. In the vein of [livejournal.com profile] help_japan and other help communities, it's an auction community meant to raise money for the victims of the tornadoes. I don't know if anyone's seen the end result - [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda has a detailed summary and quite a few links if you haven't - but the destruction is massive and widespread and they need all the help they can get. I encourage everyone to either put up an auction or bid on something. My auctions are here and here.

On a final, completely cracky note - there's a Deltora Quest anime on the Hub. I'm not sure if anybody else even knows these books exist, but I think my nostalgia just keeled over from shock. What is this I seriously don't even.
Wow okay it's been two weeks since I've updated this thing. Sheesh. o_o

I have a solid job (which includes new blog entries whee), a car on the way, a cold, and not enough hours of sleep under my belt for the number of hours a day I'm working. I'm also sorely tempted to join yet another game, and while I am well aware that this is a bloody stupid Johnson idea, I am tempted nonetheless. I have also finished Changes and done the requisite amount of screaming at the events within and at the end.

I disagree with Butcher on one point, though - Harry can totally survive a building falling on him. Swear Butcher spent some time reading DC logs.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] lynxgriffin, [livejournal.com profile] princealia, and [livejournal.com profile] dorkage are awesome. I have a few pictures to post from that excursion, and I do hope I haven't gotten anyone sick. |D;

Oh, and if anyone has questions on any details of my life or anything - if there's something you have this BURNING DESIRE TO KNOW or whatever idk - feel free to ask. |D

That said, I got the guacamole and a piece of cake.

Guacamole from Si on Vimeo.

kiaxet: (English Major)
( Nov. 7th, 2009 06:44 pm)
More of a homework break, actually, but who's counting.

I've gotten some assignments done today, but that Structuralism paper's still hanging over my head. I don't know why I'm having so many issues getting into it. I was kind of hoping to have it done early this afternoon, but considering I didn't wake up until noon (which was lovely) and wasn't really functional until two, that plan went to waste. I'd like to have it done before I leave for my friend's party at nine, but again, odds of that are pretty poor. I might just marathon the sucker Sunday night. My usual MO works, right? |D

That said! Book meme real fast! Then I do dinner and attempt to pound out some words. Grr.

I really wish I had more books on my shelf, but such is to be expected in college. )

Wow, these all wound up much more obscure than I expected. XD

TO DINNER~
kiaxet: (Have a Bite)
( Feb. 6th, 2009 03:34 pm)
I've been reading more fiction in the past few days than I have over the past month. While it's not helping me too much with schoolwork, it's a nice reprieve. I finished Dead Beat - had I not been reading it in a well-lit living room with my roomie, I probably would have slept with the lights on. Fantastic book, but there were parts of it that just freaked me out. The Dresden Files evidently do not go for cheap scares - they do the deep thinking kind.

I'm about a hundred pages into Proven Guilty, but I might have to hold off on finishing it until after Gallifrey. There are currently bad things happening at a convention in that book, and...yeah. Might wait on that.

RP anon meme is today. I'm watching it for my three, and I honestly don't know if any of them will be mentioned, let alone hit. My bet for the wank-catcher this time around is Econtra. Yes, the excessively academic attitude towards it prevents me from worrying. We'll just see how it goes.

Sorority retreat is tomorrow, so I'll be gone from noon until seven. I know all the details except with whom I'll be riding. It should prove to be interesting.

Does anyone know what Push is about, aside from looking like a gratuitous Heroes ripoff?

...nevermind, Wiki tells me it pretty much is a gratuitous Heroes ripoff. RottenTomatoes says Coraline's pretty good, though. Might go see that tomorrow night.

I have a Twitter. I'm Kiaxet over there - hit me up. :3

And finally, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAISYCHAIN! Hope you like your stompings~
kiaxet: (Expressing my anger through song (Horrib)
( Jan. 3rd, 2009 10:29 pm)
Wow, what a day. o_o

I started it off sleep deprived, mostly because I stayed up to finish Death Masks. Of all the Harry Dresden books I've read so far, this has been the only one I haven't been able to call. Most books, with a given series of events, I can give a reasonable estimate of what's going to happen. With Death Masks, there was one point where Harry was given a choice and not only did I have no idea how he'd react, I was genuinely freaked out that he'd make the wrong choice.

Another fantastic work by Mister Butcher and I'm already into the next one.

I went with Andy, Emu, and [livejournal.com profile] tafkae to lunch at the Elephant Bar. Our conversation changed subject faster than a radio station changes songs, we had the biggest cookie ice cream sandwich I've ever seen, and it was fantastic. :D

And Kae? Did you know the fudge you gave me came with a plastic knife? I thought that was interesting.

...so I ignored the knife and went for it anyways. It is awesooooooome thank you so much!

[livejournal.com profile] ggmoonycrisco and [livejournal.com profile] atoyna_lilsnip came down from Denver and we watched Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. I have never seen a group of people enjoy that so thoroughly, and every time I watch it I notice something new. For example, this time around, it was song lyrics. In Penny's Song, she ends with "keep your head up Billy buddy," as a means of encouragement. Later on, in Slipping, Billy quotes that line: "It's gonna be bloody / head up Billy buddy / there's no time for mercy."

So yes, Doctor Horrible is vast amounts of creepy amazing awesome and I still love it lots. The DVD was a worthwhile investment.

And finally, tonight's basketball game: Air Force versus San Diego State. The gameplay on both sides was pretty stable. We had a slight problem with other aspects of the game, to the point where I've drafted an email to the people who run the Mountain West Conference:

This was more fun to write than it should have been )

Once I figure out who to send that to, off it goes. The refs were so bad my dad was yelling at them, and it takes a good bit to get my dad to do that. It was just terrible tonight.

And finally, my lappy has been acting up. Kaspersky's taking up anywhere between 70%-90% of my processing capabilities, I can't for the life of me figure out why, and it's making my lappy run incredibly slowly. I figure I'll have Canon take a look at it once I get back to Pepperdine on Tuesday. He's an IT guy. He can help. :3

...so yes. On to my metric flipton of tags. |D
kiaxet: (Knife Fight)
( Jul. 15th, 2008 11:16 am)
I really need to quit staying up until two in the morning reading, partially because I don't get enough sleep and partially because my book knows I'm not supposed to be up that late and punishes me by killing my favorite character.

...I thought killing the spazzy librarian is supposed to be against the rules.

ETA: And now he's not dead anymore. WHAT THE HELL, MACHALE.
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"And she smiled as their lips met/in a scene we won't forget/'cause it was close to nineteen paragraphs long"

I'm halfway through Twilight, and I'm seriously waiting for this to happen. I'll probably laugh when it does. I might cry soon after, though, just from the sheer DEAR GOD WHY of the whole thing.

But Twilight's a rant for a bit later.

AFA graduation and some slightly political thoughts )

And now for a tonal 180...XD

Twilight lulz and RP thoughts )

And good times were had by all. Back to finding Sonic icons and giving them funny keywords. :D
Also known as An Update on the Hell on Wheels Known as Kiaxet's Foray Into the Colorado Job Market.

List of Jobly Doom, and I am well aware Jobly is not actually a word )

Waitress Wangst, mostly about my own expectations and that lovely little thing called guilt )

In other, slightly less downbeat news, I've started wearing eyeshadow. Weird, I know, but I like it. Purple, gold, or blue, and all of it's sparkly. So much love. ♥

And speaking of Hope Was Here, I'm fairly certain my copy is hanging out at the Ranch, because I can't think where else it would be. Any idea, guys?

And what's going on at the Ranch, anyways? I'm concerned and a little confused. Is everybody doing alright?
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kiaxet: (Spirit of Things (Death))
( Jan. 28th, 2008 01:56 pm)
And it even has pictures! )

...I have an excellent top three. I rather like this. X3
kiaxet: (Expression (FMA))
( Dec. 30th, 2007 03:03 am)
If you're going to put Edward in one of your books, why doesn't he do anything interesting?

...why doesn't he do anything at all?

His sole purpose in The Harlequin seemed to be bringing in his sixteen-year-old stepson Peter (so Peter can get gutted by a weretiger, thanks), bring in Olaf (who is now the creepiest kid in the playground, thanks again), and wangst a bit to Anita about how he doesn't understand love, having a family is slowing him down, yadda yadda yadda.

He never gets to kill anybody. Hell, I don't think he ever even shoots anybody. So much for "the man known as Death," huh.

Yeah, I'm disappointed, how could you tell?

Try again next time,

Me
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kiaxet: (Expression (FMA))
( Dec. 28th, 2007 12:16 am)
Against my better judgment, I've started reading The Harlequin. Y'know, Laurell K. Hamilton's latest.

I do have to say I'm impressed that there hasn't been any sex yet. I'm only about a hundred pages into it, but in the last LK book I read (Incubus Dreams), there'd already been four or five good-sized sex scenes by then.

I only wish I were kidding.

She, of course, makes up for it by in-depth discussion of uber-Sue powers and sex talk. Yeah, fun stuff.

Y'know, I got into this series because she raised the dead and killed vampires. Simple yet creative premise and excellent description. Now about the only thing that's creative is just how many different ways Anita can have sex with her male harem, and just how many and varied her excuses can get for having the aforementioned sex.

I've come to the conclusion that she needs to raise a gorram zombie (because that's a good apsect of the series that's getting ignored for the erotic nonsense) and shoot somebody. I miss Laughing Corpse, darn it. Things were simple then.

At least Edward's in this book.

ETA: Page 148. They just finished a sex scene.

DAMMIT. ;;;
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kiaxet: (Smart (Demyx))
( Oct. 8th, 2007 05:07 pm)

I saw this, started looking at the list, and, well...I couldn't resist


Sixteen books read. Somehow, I feel like it should be more. I don't know why. Maybe I have some catching up to do...

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kiaxet: (Quote Myself)
( Oct. 6th, 2007 08:17 am)
Because studying for midterms is for squares! Like pants!

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

The book closest to me (and the only fiction book I have on hand, woe), page 123, sentences 5-10.

It took her a second or two to focus on the present. Then she folded up the paper, slipped it into its envelope, pushed the envelope back into its bundle, put the bundle into the box, locked the box with a small key which she hung over the fireplace, and walked to the door. She did a last-minute check to make sure she hadn't absentmindedly taken all her clothes off, or something, and opened it.
"Evenin'," said Nanny Ogg, holding out a bowl with a cloth over it. "I've brung you some--"
Granny Weatherwax was looking past her.
"Who're these people?" she said.

Lords and Ladies, by Terry Pratchett.

And now, tag time! I'm thinking [personal profile] ggmoonycrisco , [personal profile] aphonetic , [profile] gaelic_bohemian , [personal profile] corrielle , and [profile] ghettopeach , because I'd love to see what y'all are reading (or whatever's embarrassingly convenient at the time XD;). So, have at it! ♥
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So a month between LJ posts is waaaaaaay too long. >>;;; Whoops. Part of it was losing the laptop twice, part of it was going A;SLGNAORUGHAPS;G NINE CHARACTERS TO POST FOR AND MAJOR PLOT EVENTS ARGH (this is why there's more than one mod at Paixao - we'd all go straight up the wall if there weren't), part of it was work, and part of it was me being unbelievably lazy, as I am wont to do. :D

The first thing I'm going to go crazy about will be Harry Potter, so everybody can skip the cut if they haven't read the book. :D



I'm sure there's something else I want to talk about, but I'll leave it there for now.

I also have all sorts of other stuff to talk about, such as Vacation Bible School (a rodeo-themed blast), visits from relatives (ranging from :D to X_x and back), and work. Oh, wait, I will say one thing about work.

If you're not satisfied with your food, stiffing your waitress her tip does NOTHING to convey that. Email the restaurant, talk with the manager, whatever. Stiffing your waitress just deprives her of the money she NEEDS to augment the $3.83 she earns hourly. Please, please learn to make the distinction.

...yeah, so guess what Kiaxet's final table did to her today. :D;

Anyway, that is all. I SLEEP NOW.
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kiaxet: (Tapdance)
( Jun. 22nd, 2007 11:19 am)

I had a bit of a dangerous idea. To make a long story short, there is now a plunny for a Discworld/KH crossover running around in my head. It either needs to be developed or killed.

HALP PLZ

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kiaxet: (Flamethrower)
( Aug. 31st, 2006 11:36 am)
Well, it wasn't Soul Calibur III for the PS2 like I thought it would be. The guy said he'd remembered wrong and gave me a copy of Soul Calibur II for the Xbox. Which is relatively useless to me, seeing as I have no Xbox...but it's the thought that counts, really. The guys were just as much fun today as they were yesterday. ^^

And we will still be partying tonight in my room. It just may be a Katamari party instead.

And Wikipedia (which knows most things - it is only God who knows all things) tells me that Tokyopop is going to start releasing the Chain of Memoires manga in October. 

Why the hell am I dealing with cards, random battles, and Marluxia when I can simply read about them? Good question. Unfortunately, I don't know the answer.

And I was sitting next to a guy in my PoliSci class today who saw my desktop and immediately started up a conversation about KHII and how much I needed to finish it. Thanks...I get the point...I am currently KHII-less at the moment...please stand by...

...this entry was only going to be about 2 sentences long. So much for that. ^^;;;;;
kiaxet: (Bite Me)
( Aug. 14th, 2006 05:53 pm)
So my mother forbid me to buy Kingdom Hearts II today.

She told me that I should ideally have no free time when I get to college, being too busy with school, friends, clubs, and other such things. To that end, I am not to buy KHII and really shouldn't be taking any video games, books, or any other form of non-group entertainment.

Shoot me.

First of all, without free time I'd die. I need time to do something by myself every once in a while. Hell is other people, no matter how well you get along.

Secondly, why wouldn't I read or play video games every once in a while? My mom is afraid I'll get addicted and not make any friends or anything. What she doesn't seem to understand is that I play video games less often than either of my brothers, and that it's actually hard for me to do things like that for more than an hour or two at a time. As much as I hate to say it, you can only do so much before it just gets boring. (Unless I'm with a friend, but that would alleviate all of my mom's worries, now wouldn't it?)

My mom also says I have an addictive personality, using the example that I'm addicted to reading. For starters, most parents would die to have their kids read one book a month. I tend to go through around two a week. (Like I said in my last entry, the Inheritance trilogy is that amazing.) Secondly, I read when I have nothing else to do.

To make her point, my mom asked me what I'd do if she told me I couldn't read for three days. I told her I'd watch TV, knit, and finish Kingdom Hearts II.

Which, come to think of it, may not have been the smartest thing to do...but hey, it was the truth. I'd totally finish it.

She also thinks I spend too much time on the internet and wants me to stop that too. Well, let's see..no video games, no reading...what do you think I'm going to do? Seriously, that's just unrealistic.

So my mom worries about my social life and my not spending time with my friends, while at the same time shooting down multiple attempts on my part to get together with them.

...is there something wrong with this picture, or is it just me?

Pardon me while I go off and read. And play KHII. And go do all that horrible anti-social stuff that my mother seems to think I will no longer need in about a week. I was going to go out with one of my friends tonight, but my mom says I can't.

Story of my life, folks. >>

EDIT: THIS SUCKS.
My mom told me I couldn't go out to dinner with my friends tonight under the excuse that we would eat dinner together, and "you don't have very much time left with your family." Yeah, well, I DON'T HAVE VERY MUCH TIME LEFT WITH MY FRIENDS EITHER.
So then what happens? I'm left at home with a to-do list while the rest of my family goes off to the mall to worry about cell phones for my brothers. I'm supposed to work and have a nice family dinner with me, myself, I, and leftovers.

Thanks, mom. Pardon me while do most of the list and spend the rest of the night PLAYING VIDEO GAMES. AND READING. AND WATCHING TV. AND GENERALLY BEING ANTI-SOCIAL BECAUSE THERE ARE NO OTHER AVENUES LEFT OPEN TO ME.

See you in a couple of hours.
My apologies to Robert Palmer. (And, come to think of it, his estate.)

Before I get to the title, first I have to do a little ranting about something else: the Inheritance trilogy. This is the best book series I've seen in a long time. (Harry Potter is nothing compared to the lengths of these books - it took me all day to read Eragon, and I'm still not done with Eldest.) The author started writing these books when he was 15, was on the NY Times Bestseller List by 19, and is now in his early twenties with over 1000 pages under his belt and a third and final novel on the way.

In short, I want to be him. *cries* I'm in awe...but I feel so inadequate! >.<

And now for the video game part of this rant.
Three words:

Kingdom
Hearts
II

...Okay, that last one was a numeral. But still. Un-be-flippin'-lievable. 

I stole it from [profile] played it for four hours while she was here, and BAM - hooked. I don't really miss Roxas all that much, but darn it, I want my dual wield back! AGH!
I was screaming even louder and harder when I got to Yes Nid's place. You see, I'm a mage at heart, and having this giant MP gauge and no way to use it...well, that was fun. Something along the lines of, "You're a wizard, darn it! GIVE ME MY MAGIC!!!"

Yeah, just a *little* bit psycho there. I can't wait for my Wisdom form to show up. (I tend to farm out Goofy when I get a world-specific character, so Valour is a bit useless to me. Plus, who wants to wear red when you can be in blue? Ooh, ooh, not me!)

So then I *finally* got my magic (yes!) from Merlin. (Come to think of it, I really should've seen that coming.) My brother is playing the game along with me. He got ahead of me and went to the Beauty and the Beast world. Not to be outdone (or to copy), I went to Mulan.
What do you get at the end of Mulan? A new keyblade. Whoopee.
What do you get at the end of Beauty and the Beast?
CURE!
I WANT MY CURE DARN IT!
Cure is my life in these kinds of games. Literally. ><
And then I found out it takes your entire MP gauge to cast Cure *once*. Man, that sucks. I may as well stick with the potions for a while for all the good that'll do me.

All in all, though, I'm rather impressed with the game. The graphics are to die for, Sora's VA grew up *yes! yes! yes!*, the addition of limits and reaction commands adds an entirely new twist to already stunning gameplay, and...I'm a Riku fan. The prospect of eventually having him in my party amuses me to absolutely no end.

All in all, a great game. In fact, I think I'll go play it now. ^^
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