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

In conclusion:

At Comic Con, even the walls troll you. The end.

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
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 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.


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 [ profile] lynxgriffin - awesome Disneyland party is awesome. 8Db


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
( Apr. 5th, 2011 12:06 am)

Yep. WonderCon. :Db

Highlights include:
- Nathan Fillion calling in the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights panel
- Nathan Fillion taking Hal Jordan back from Ryan Reynolds
- IC shenanigans
- The Count +9999 damage
- The local tea garden
- Neil Gaiman is such a troll
- Shenanigans with Ryune
- Getting hit on by someone much older than me...multiple times
- "I thought you'd known each other for years!" "Nah, I only met her an hour ago."

I'm sure there are more, but I'm bushed right now and will try to do a full writeup at a later date. For now, the public photo album is here, the more detailed one is on Facebook, and videos will be uploaded later. For those who do want Doctor Who clips, I do have them, but they're not going on YouTube. Come to me individually for those. |Db

In other news: Tron: Legacy remix album is here courtesy of [ profile] uk_not_ok and the bonus track Sea of Simulation is here courtesy of [ profile] rebmakash. Thanks to both of them for some awesome music. :Db

On the RP front, I need to figure out what the deal is with Linkara, talk with Lyra about doing stuff with Eb and Rosette, get caught up for Rarity, and try to convince myself that picking up Jason Stackhouse is a bad idea, no really, it is, and if I can't do that, then come up with a journal name for him. Life as usual, really.
kiaxet: (! (David Cook))
( Mar. 25th, 2011 03:06 pm)
I blame Erica. For everything.

There's this princess generator floating around... )

In other news, I'm in Colorado until Sunday, hanging out with the family and generally being a derp. Anybody want souvenirs?





Favorite version of this song ever. It's got all the upswing joy you could ever want without losing the awed, reverent feel this carol should really have. The choir in the background certainly helps.

It's been a long and somewhat dramatic day for me, but I'm not talking about that right now; it just turned Christmas in Colorado, so I'm here to wish you all a merry Christmas. ♥

As usual, I've got a little drabble to go up - today, however, it's a bit different. Of course, I'm still on my BBS kick, but this is non-spoilery. Title is Comfort and Joy.

For Terra, it wasn't the discovery of a world that was Christmas every day... )

For those of you who don't care for KH, I have this:


Kitties make everything better, yes? I thought so too.

I love you all, guys. Have a merry Christmas and a safe, peaceful, happy weekend. ♥

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and Happy Regular Day In November to all my other friends! I had a long and rather poetic post planned, but that was before the tryptophan. As it is, I am grateful for every single solitary one of you, even if I've been communication fail. There is still gratitude.

♥ you all~
I love Halloween, guys. Seriously. I am the biggest wuss on the planet, which kind of defeats a lot of the point, but I love dressing up. Candy's also a perk. So yeah, I love this holiday.

That's probably why I celebrated it three times this year. :Db

Three nights of Halloween, complete with costume pics! )

We've only had one trick or treater tonight - a four year old girl who, when prompted by her mother, simply looked sad and said, "Candy." - and given that it's 11 pm, I don't think we're getting any more. Still, this weekend was an absolute blast, and I had a fantastic time with people. Successful Halloween? I think so.
kiaxet: (Stardance)
( Oct. 21st, 2010 11:01 pm)
I have a new default icon and I love it so. Would you look at that. So pretty.

Anyway! I did indeed hit up Disneyland on Tuesday with the wonderful [ profile] lynxgriffin. I dressed as Xion on her suggestion, and despite the fact that it got ridiculously rainy at some points, it was still quite a bit of fun. Of course, I come bringing woefully oversized pictures, since Photobucket is weird like that sometimes.

Pictures ahoy! )

And that puts an end to our little picture odyssey. Honestly, I was having too much fun to pull out the camera (and subsequently give it to Lynx and beg for her to take a picture) too terribly often.

In other news, job interviews are still going and will deserve an entry of their own when I finally get around to it - maybe sometime tomorrow. For now, I need to get back into the swing of tagging and maybe actually get a consistent sleep schedule. That would be amazing.
I've got two things for you this afternoon: image and fic. The image comes from me finding the Majora's Mask creepypasta that's been floating around lately and linking it to my brother, given that he still owns the game and played it quite a bit back in the N64's heyday. This followed:

So there's this creepypasta... )

I love my brother. I really do.

The fic I actually wrote the other night - I mentioned it to [ profile] fuzziesquish in my BBS commentary post. It is 100% canonically inaccurate, proven so by canon that was released two and some change years before I wrote it. The fact that I haven't seen the secret movie at the end (and if you spoil me I will end you) either. So yeah, this pretty much boils down to Kia Wrote a Thing. Despite that, there are still REALLY BIG SPOILERS FOR TERRA'S ENDING. Yes. You are warned.

There were days when he wondered if he couldn’t have done something different. )

...I like my headcanon better. :|

Expect more BBS commentary later tonight, as I'm heading to Lynx's in a few to take advantage of her generosity once again. Look for that in a few hours.

Oh holy jeez guys Power Morphicon was freaking fantastic

I just

I'm headachey as hell and I absolutely need sleep but I have to get some basics down and pictures up before I forget and you all kill me. 8D

Recap and pictures under the cut! )

Honestly, I had an absolute ton of fun with these guys. After watching their shows online for so long, sometimes it's tough to forget that they're normal people like the rest of us - they just have much cooler, much more public jobs.
( Jul. 6th, 2010 09:00 pm)


Despite this having nothing to do with orange soda, I am incredibly tempted to follow that up with I do I do I do I do I do-oo~

The long and short of it is, I woke up today with the same headache I had yesterday. The general decided to visit on top of that, so I spent my entire work shift in head and back pain. I couldn't concentrate for the whole day, my supervisor was out sick so I couldn't chat with her - we could email back and forth, but I didn't want to do too much of that since she's sick - and less than an hour before I was to leave, I got an email with one piece to be completed before tomorrow, two before Thursday, and two before Friday, on top of the two other projects I have due tomorrow and Thursday respectively.

It was a little crazy.

BUT THAT IS ENOUGH OF THAT! I have me es to complete! This one's stolen from pretty much everyone on my flist:

The Fifteen Pictures Meme!
- Post ten to fifteen of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.
- NO CAPTIONS! It must be like we're speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.
- They must ALREADY be on your hard drive - no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you've saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.
- You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don't want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.

I didn't go for self expressive so much as funny. )

I'm also going to try one of those crazy 30-day memes. I saw [ profile] bhujerba doing this one and I am quite enjoying it. SO: Thirty days of songs!

01: Your favorite song.

I figure for now "favorite" will be "most played on iTunes."

You expected differently?

Other days under the cut )
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( Jul. 4th, 2010 06:05 pm)
For starters, I had an absolutely fantastic time at con yesterday. I wanted to go back today and probably would have were it not financially impractical. Next time, I get ready for this sort of thing earlier.

That said: wow what a busy day.

Incredibly picture heavy. You've been warned. )

SO YES that was the con experience. It was fantastic. :D As a final, very important note:


I'm just gonna leave this here. |D


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