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[26 Oct 2010|07:18pm]
I have found proof of a higher cosmic power, and it is a computer nerd with a sick sense of humor.

Today at work I saw a car in a handicapped space.

The license plate read, "L44 4ZY."
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[22 Sep 2010|06:12pm]
... Still alive!

But not much to say.
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[28 Jun 2010|08:48pm]
[ mood | restless ]

So I just talked to Brandon for the first time in about a year.

... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Hell, I wasn't even expecting him to pick up. I was just sitting here doing a puzzle and listening to my iPod when Paralyzer by Finger Eleven comes on, and I find myself thinking, "Hey, that was his ringback forever ago." Then I'm picking up my phone and dialing his number and I think, what the hell am I doing?!

It was a good conversation though; I managed to get him while he's on leave and thus able to pick up his phone. We talked a bit, and I mentioned that it'd been about a year since we last spoke and some stuff that had gone down in the past. He seems to regret what he did then, and I feel like it's past me so... good terms?

He'll be out of the army for good in December, so I'm probably gonna see him for Christmas.

This is simultaneously the happiest thing to happen to me in a while, yet at the same time the most nerve-wracking.

What do I doooooooooo............................

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[24 Jun 2010|12:34am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

List of things to do in my lifetime:

1. Go to Japan. [ ]
2. Watch two gay men have sex IRL. [ ]
3. Program an award-winning video game. [ ]
4. Set fire to a copy of Twilight. [X]

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[06 Apr 2010|04:32pm]
Ah, spring. Where I am, in the lovely land of South Carolina, spring is upon us like a Louisville Slugger to the cranium -- hard, fast, and what in the hell happened to winter?

Spring is my favorite season, despite the massive amounts of pollen that I seem to be, unless there's so much it just coats everything in two inches of absolutely opaque yellow, mostly immune to.

As I was walking today, however, I suddenly realized the one thing I hate about spring.

The spiderwebs.

Now, I am okay with spiders -- in fact, I'm really fond of them when I get the chance to observe or touch them (unless they're crashing in my sleeping space, then it's kind of like, dude, get out of my bed).

But I am shit-screaming irrationally terrified of spiderwebs.

Feeling them on my skin, seeing dust/leaves/rotting carcasses of dead bugs floating in their seemingly invisible strings, and goddamnit those inchworms hanging from trees that you see twirling about in their seemingly levitation-inspired whirls. It just creeps me right the fuck out.

I walked into one of them on the way back to my dorm and I almost shrieked, hitting myself in the face a couple of times trying to get the damn thing off of me.

I don't even give a fuck if I look like a freak doing it, IT'S A SPIDERWEB AND IT'S ON ME AND IT NEEDS TO NOT BE ON ME.

I need to walk under as few trees as possible this spring. I wonder if I can make that happen...
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[14 Mar 2010|11:30pm]
'Kay so I am officially in love with Ben 10 and Ben 10: Alien Force.

*not-so-subtly points to icon*
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TONIGHT ON LOST [09 Mar 2010|09:31pm]
Richard Alpert: I'm going to do something I should have done a long time ago.
Jack: What's that?
Me: Die.
Richard Alpert: Die.

(In case you didn't know, I hate Lost. XD)
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Writer's Block: What is your life sentence? [04 Mar 2010|12:51pm]
How would you describe your life so far in a six-word sentence? How often would your 'life sentence' change?

Better than it used to be. :3

And it probably won't change. It just keeps getting better. ^-^
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[23 Feb 2010|10:07pm]
I have the perfect plan to stop terrorism.

All we gotta do is show every terrorist ever cute Youtube videos of kitties (like surprised kitty or ninja kitty or piano kitty) and they'll just lose all drive to kill people because, seriously, who can resist the allure of a cute kitty cat?
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[20 Feb 2010|06:13pm]
I would really, really like a big bowl of pistachio pudding.

And a cannoli!

... om nom nom nom nom nom nom.

That is all.
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[16 Nov 2009|11:50am]
Let me tell you about Skiba's adventures in the land of computer repair!

My laptop has... well, issues. It overheats a lot, it had some ramen spilt on it, the charger is completely busted, the F11 key came off, and it's an Acer. Yeah, piece a' crap. I finally decided, hey, let's repair it or something. I kind of miss my porn. And stuff.

So I bring it to the tech lab 'round 10:30 this morning. The guy at the desk tells me they do software, not hardware, and the issue (or issues) with my computer is completely hardware-related. Oh joy. So the guy is like, wait a sec, and goes into the back room.

Some guy comes around, and dude? I think I'm in love.

His name is Tony. Longish black hair, full goatee, labret and bull-ring nose piercing, small ear gauges, and mmph. You know that vibe you get that you sometimes hope people receive that just says, "Hey you! Do me. Now."? Yeah. I was sending that vibe to the best of my ability.

He looked at my computer, we conversed a bit. I tell him how I'm a comp. sci. major who abuses hardware. Avid video gamer and all that. He can't really do much with my computer but did tell me to come back between 5 and 7 and he'd tinker with it a bit. He also directs me to the Radio Shack down the street, maybe they have a universal charger I can use.

So I walk it on down to Radio Shack. Some weird guy was like, "Hey, how you doin', beautiful?" and I was like, "Good." Creeeeeepah.

Get into Radio Shack and this guy helps me out. Caught his name while he was on the phone, Rusty. Like Brad Pitt in Ocean's Eleven, but, uh, without the Brad Pitt. He's decent looking but he sort of gives off an awkward vibe.

He looks through the stuff on the wall, it's an iGo. I do not want another iGo, last one I had almost set fire to my room. He looked up the stuff online, but it's like even the gods of the internet hate my computer and it gave a server error. I ask if maybe there are some local computer shops around, but he doesn't really know the area. Calls around, suggests Best Buy and another Radio Shack about a four minute drive from there.

Then he says this:

"Well, I get off at eight, you could come by and I'd give you a ride there."

...Whoa, dude.

And he adds, "I don't really know anybody around here and I have nothing else to do."

Yeah. He's hitting on me.

Not to mention he totally stared at my chest when he thought I wasn't looking. Heh, I saw what you did there, dude.

I mean, hey, it's okay if you hit on me. But first of all... I'm a customer. I just met you. I'm just some young college student and you're like, 24, 25?

But maybe.

Maybe if I don't nab Tony.

But I'm not gonna get in a car with you when I barely know you, dude. It don't work like that.

Also Radio Shack is hiring. I want a job there.

And thus ends Skiba's adventures in the land of computer repair. Hopefully later I'll get to Best Buy, and maybe stop by and see Tony again and maybe be like, "Hey, so, wanna hang out and play video games?" I did ask him to help with my PS3... heheh... *devious thoughts*
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[26 Sep 2009|10:31pm]
[ mood | melancholy ]

... So my dad calls me up as I'm doing my laundry.

He proceeds to tell me that both of my grandparents on his side are dying, my Nana of a metastasized melanoma in her lungs and spine, and my Papa of progressive supranuclear palsy.

Wonderful way to start the coming week. :/

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Makin' babies~ [26 Sep 2009|03:57pm]
[ mood | confused ]

It seems like everyone has been making babies lately. I know too many people who have gotten pregnant recently (too many young people that is) and had babies, and it's like, why is everyone having babies?!

In other news... I'm lonely, and bored! Everybody left! The place is vacant!

You can only hit F5 on a website for so long before you're like, "Okay, I'm done."

Maybe I can read my books? Maybe? Or play a game. I sort of want to play Pokemon FRLG but I don't have a game I can erase.

I had soy milk at breakfast today. It was yummy, except it wasn't cold enough. It's cool that Thomson is now offering it though. Breakfast was good, got a very large helping of eggs from the lady who is nice and not like "YOU THINK I GOT MORE EGGS?!" ... Oh, dude, I still have that banana in the fridge! Wonder if it's fully ripe yet...

My journal entries are so schizophrenic. XD

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[25 Sep 2009|07:34pm]
[ mood | okay ]

Ah, today...

Katy came down the other night and we were finally able to play more of Ashley's campaign. GIANT DAGRON FIGHT. Amazingness. I rather enjoyed myself, except I found myself unable to fall asleep... likely due to the amount of coffee I had, 'cept I was tired and just couldn't fall asleep.

That, however, kind of messed with my emotions, and I had one of my occasional bouts of intense sadness. I started sleeping it off, but I didn't really feel much better until...~


Oh yes. Ohhhhh yes. Got a lightsaber! And a Sith one, too. :3

So that kind of made my day a whole lot better. I got shot down in both my classes by my professors, but I'm pretty sure they didn't intend it the way they made it seem, so it doesn't bother me too much. Now I'm just fooling around on Facebook and PsyPets trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the night. I'm not looking forward to this weekend much, really... Maybe if I wind up resetting my sleep schedule, I'll feel better...

Oh, and I'm so asking my friend Taylor to put a sound system in my lightsaber so it'll make all the fancy sounds that accompany a lightsaber. Fuuuuuun times! :D

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[25 Sep 2009|06:14am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Jesus fucking Christ, I haven't updated in ever.

Maybe it was tonight when my friend Josh mentioned he had a blog, and I was like, shit, I have a LiveJournal I NEVER USE. So I spent this morning going through all my old entries, and...

I was a whiny fucking emo kid for a while.

How come no one smacked me back then? I seriously needed it.

I'm glad my life has really turned around. I'm surrounded by wonderful people every day. My roommate is a really amazing person, my boyfriends (:D) are the sweetest, and everyone is just amazing here at Winthrop.

Dear LJ, I'm going to update you more often because I kind of miss telling you my everyday stories.

Sometime this weekend, I'll post a ginormous entry about everything that's happened between now and my last actual entry. So much. Soooo muuuuch.

Josh, if you're reading this (as I instructed you, haha), ignore my whiny bouts from way back when. Lotsa shit went down in my past but I'm over it now.

Let the fun (re-)begin!

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[14 Jun 2009|04:58am]
It's time to talk about something really interesting! Introducing to you, Skiba's favorite fics~!

I have a binder IRL that currently contained exactly six fanfics. Out of the literal thousands of fics I have read, only those that make it into my binder qualify as my absolute favorites, without which I would probably die. The reason I printed them out and stuffed them in this binder is that if I were ever to lose internet, or if the fics were taken down or deleted, I would have a permanent copy of them.

Several fics that also count as my favorites, however, are not in this binder -- YET. The reason is for pure length, as two of the fics I count as my favorites are both almost 30 chapters each. That's a lot of fucking paper.

Also, one author of my fics, the amazing americanleaguer has so many amazing fics that I found it near-impossible to choose a favorite of hers, so I just picked the one I seemed to re-read most. It was a difficult decision, but one I'm (at least currently) satisfied with.

Without further ado, and in no particular order!:

Skiba's Favorite Fanfics!Collapse )
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[13 Jun 2009|06:44pm]
[ mood | excited ]

Yanked a meme from americanleaguer, and it came out totally awesome.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post it in your own journal.

And here's what happened:


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Writer's Block: It Sounds Better When You Say It [12 Jun 2009|05:17am]
No matter what language you speak, you've probably come across words or phrases in another language that sound better than their equivalents in your native tongue. What's your favorite word or phrase in a foreign language?

Mine's not so much a word but a phrase that I've been using since the dawn of time (or when I started making original characters, which has been like my entire life). The phrase is particular is "hikari no yami," which translates roughly to "Darkness of the Light" (or "Light's Darkness" but I prefer the other way around)

It's Japanese, yeah, I know, cliche, but the phrase has a distinct meaning for me in that it's the one theme that echoes through all my original stories. One character is usually the dark spot in a world otherwise known for its "light," or the perfection that all others see in it. The character that is the darkness usually questions the light and is viewed by others as being wrong or evil. I'm not sure why I like the switched connotation so much, but I like to change things up in that respect.

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[24 Mar 2009|07:23am]
Well hello thar LiveJournal. Good to see you again.

*stares blankly*

Though I doubt anyone at all reads this, I do realize it's been for-freaking-ever since I updated.

Let's see, changes...

1. I go to college now. Yay.
2. I'm polyamorous now. Yay?
3. I'm blonde! ...Yay???

Yeah, that last one... I took a chance. XD;; Changes are it'll end up either pink or black (again), because really, I don't look good blonde.

As for college. Wow. I met some damn awesome people.
- Ashley, who is an amazing little girl ;3 (WHO IS ALSO A MANIACAL OVERLORD MUAHAHAHA)
- Katy, Ashley's roommate, who is Broadway material and the kindest person I've met in a long time
- Will, their friend and constant companion, who is well-read and incredibly intelligent
- Leigh Ann, an eccentric but overall entertaining person to be around (with excellent fashion sense)
- Lynn, Leigh Ann's roommate and a sweet, ray-of-sunshine girl who always has something nice to say about everyone
- Martha, Leigh Ann's friend from home who also goes here and is quite similar to me in a few aspects
- Stephen, my new male best friend who is a little mousey who draws awesomeness
- Christiaan (with two a's!), Stephen's really, really, REALLY chill roommate
- Lauren, my roommate with a quirky collection of movies and books
- Madi, a collection of pure awesomeness who knows how to have a good time XD
- Brock, a dude I want to be around all the damn time because he's black and likes punk rock music and anime! AND IS BISEXUAL~!!!
- Sam, the man who introduced to me to a game called Dreamfall (which I need to play more of)

And so many acquaintances that I can't even name because you'd be reading this post for hours~!

There are two other important people I need to mention, both of whom I met thanks to Stephen.

His best friend from home is a kid named Josh, another furry who happens to be an otter, and a huge Sonic fan. He's loud and brash, but he can be exceptionally kind (when he wants to be). If you're not ready for him, he can take a lot out of you, but just remember, you have to shout back. :D

And of course... Chris. My other boyfriend, basically.* He's about 6'3", with about 2 or 3 feet of jet black hair, gorgeous hazel eyes, and a dual loud/quiet personality. Around Josh, and when he's feeling strongly about something, he speaks well above the recommended amount of decibels. But when he's quiet... it's peaceful. He knows how to make me smile, laugh, enjoy myself, and I love spending time with him. He's introduced me to many amazing video games, and even made me like some that I wasn't particularly thrilled with originally.

Among the new games I've accumulated a love for, they are:
- Makai Senki Disgaea, a strategy RPG with a lovable cast of characters
- Klonoa, a platformer with an adorable plot and squishy cute furry things
- FFX, oddly, but the only reason I haven't played that is because I would have preferred to play all the Final Fantasies in order...
- Ragnarok Online, which is LOVE
- Eversion, a strange homebrew platformer with some... questionable Satanic content XD
- Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, another amazing RPG with a beautifully and intricately detailed world

I've also met a few of Chris's friends, such as Chad, Cody, Cobun, Mitch, and even Chris's (good?) twin. XD;;;;

It's been a ride, these past few months. Had my ups and downs, and some pretty intense stuff has happened. Overall though, I'm feeling incredibly satisfied with how everything is unfolding as of late. I love the people I'm around, I have fun on a daily basis (and we all love to get together to play Dungeons and Dragons at least once, if not twice, a week).

*As for the "other" boyfriend business, let me tell you right now, I am not giving up on, nor am I cheating on, Brandon. We have a very open relationship, and seeing as he is away overseas, we have agreed that while he is away, meaning not visiting MA or SC, we are both allowed to see other people so long as our feelings toward one another do not change. I feel very strongly about Brandon, and I love him very, very, VERY much. I say I'm polyamorous because I truly am; I can love multiple people at once. You know how you can love your parents and siblings, or your own children, equally? I can do that with people I'm not related to. I love them both... but eventually, I'm probably going to end up with just Brandon. I can see myself with him in the future.

Anyways. That's what I've been up to these past few months. I've also been writing and drawing... I got a Fur Affinity account to see if I can garner more pageviews. Still, you all know me, I'm no fur. There's just been loads of furry influence around me lately, and, well, it's hard to ignore. XD I wrote some new fics, and my latest endeavor will be a very detailed Disgaea doujinshi.

Farewell for now... would love to hear from anyone reading this, really. :3
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[22 Jun 2008|12:29pm]
I fucking hate thank you notes.
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