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Oooohhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyy goddddddddddddd
Haven't posted here in a while and I feel annoying on Twitter so gonna post here.

School
Before going into happy stuff, school. School's just been.. flying by. I haven't been getting *good* grades but I guess I can't complain, my friend irl was barely getting D's in his classes and told me he's probably just gonna fail out of the school.. But yeah I've taken at least one test in all my classes so far, 85% in information systems accounting, 89% in tax accounting, 80% in history, and 90% in management. I promised myself I'd get a french silk pie for myself (my favorite pie ever that I haven't had since I was a kid cause I thought they discontinued it but recently found a retailer that had them) when I got my first A, but a 90%.. I barely consider that an A, and it was even curved too.. @_@ So I'll wait for the next set of tests to hopefully meet my goal.
I still constantly contemplate about what am I doing with my life? If I graduate with a 3.2 or something, is it really that bad? Do I really care? My coworker and some classmates have asked me if I was planning on working for one of The Big Four accounting firms. Fuck no! I just want to live comfortably in a small/medium-size firm or have my own CPA practice somewhere. As long as I can afford food and house and transportation, I don't want many luxuries. I'm not the sort of person who will spend $50k on a new car. I'm not the sort of person who will go out to eat every weekend to places that cost $30 per meal.  I'm not the sort of person who buys $50 jeans and $100 shirts. I don't need six-figures to live off of. I don't need a luxurious job at The Big Four. I don't need a 4.0. I'm doing just fine. With the goals I have and the path I'm taking? I'd say I'm doing pretty well. If I had no job experience, maybe having a ~3.0 average would make things difficult. But no! I will have plenty of relevant work experience by the time I graduate, by the time I get my CPA! I am doing quite well for myself, I would say!

And so, that is a longwinded, roundabout way to reassure myself that I can spend my free time drawing porn and not studying/doing homework and not worry about it. :B

Work
As for work! Work is going well. We've been getting some new computers in, which is so very wonderful. It takes literally about 15 minutes to start up the computer I currently work on. It takes probably one minute for the new computers, maybe less. And I was allowed to set them all up~ <3
I'm so happy I'm finally getting the hang of things too now. Boss will give me a bunch of spreadsheets and I actually know where they all go and what the relevant information is~!

Art + Homestuck + Tumblr
AND NOW FOR THE HOLYSHITOHMYGODWHATISGOINGON STUFF
Tumblr?? WHAT THE FUCK HAHAHAH I went to bed with ~95 watchers (which is amazing in itself and I wanted to do a thank you picture for 100) and I currently have 167 169 171??!?!"? (IT KEEPS GOING UP EVERY TIME I REFRESH HOLY FUCK)
I HAVE A POST WITH 300 FUCKING NOTES OH MY GOD
OH MY GOD
JUST
OHMYGOD
WHAT IS EVEN GOING ON I KEEP MISSPELLING EVERY OTHER WORD RIGHT NOW
I could keep going but that is the gist of my feelings at the moment. Just.. so.. blown away @_@ holy hell
There is one thing I am mad about though. Tumblr isn't e-mailing me about my new watchers or asks or reblogs!! I want to keep track of all of this dammit!! I don't like having 300+ notifications (/hyperventilate) missing. :[ I can't keep track via my dashboard either because by the time I refresh, all the previous notifications get knocked off ;___; ;;;;;; And so, the only way to keep track, is to go to the post itself's note list, but that doesn't provide a direct link to the reblogs, just the user who reblogged it... so it takes a lot longer to go through.. :<
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Work
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
ok sorry but I GOT A RAISE AAAAAAAHHAHOMJMVKWBVZK A RAAAIIISSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Three whole dollars an hour!!?! I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY!!!! LMFAO
I LOVE MY JOB
I LOVE MY ENTIRE LIFE T__T
And here I am in constant fear of not doing well, not living up to anyone's expectations, not doing my work properly or correctly, and then this happens???????? UMM OKAY?!! THANK YOU??!!??
The whole day I've just wanted to go huddle up in a ball and cry about how amazing life is and how I don't deserve it but am insanely happy nonetheless and am so goddamned lucky and (for lack of a better phrase) blessed to have such..such an amazing situation..
I have awesome parents, awesome house, awesome friends, awesome car, awesome job, awesome boss, awesome coworkers, awesome awesome awesome aweoasmoeu awoesumeoksuetthiktiehxieu
/breathe
 ok I gotta talk about something else now because I'm startin to tear up in the hallway

Homestuck
COUGH okay Homestuck! I started out not really shipping anything, though I enjoyed John/Karkat I didn't think of it sexually until I saw lots of awesome fanart/fanfics haha. And then I was asked to draw Sollux/Eridan, and began to enjoy that as well. And.. and Sollux/Karkat is hot too. And Kanaya/Rose. And Dave/Terezi. And Gamzee/Tavros and Tavros/Dave and Karkat/Tavros and Karkat/Dave and Terezi/Karkat and Terezi/Vriska and Kanaya/Vriska and Eridan/Feferi and Equius/Aradia and Aradia/Sollux and and and EVERYTHING IS AWESOME AAAH WHY DOES EVERYONE GO SO WELL WITH EVERYONE ELSE I'M NOT USED TO PAIRING UP ONE PERSON WITH MULTIPLE PEOPLE!
I mean shit! It would be faster to list the pairings I don't like! Which is like.. like.. I can't even think of anything lol. Hell, even Bro/Dad is hot... Maybe pairings involving Doc Scratch aren't appealing. I don't think he really gets paired with anyone fffff
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Uuuuugh this past week has been awesome (due to Homestuck) and terrible (STRESS!!).

Work
Things have been alright at work. Finishing up some financial statements that I've been working on for weeks. XD; Got a couple new computers in, but we can't use them yet because the server/network hasn't been set up yet and they don't have any of the accounting programs we use yet. It'll be nice when I can start up a program and it doesn't take 3 minutes to load. >_>

School
Oh, god. It was not a good idea to marathon through Homestuck when I have 3 tests to prepare for. Information systems test last Thursday, tax accounting tomorrow, history next Wednesday. I'll be surprised if I get a B on the IS test, hoping for a C, at least... sigh.. Tax test tomorrow is open book/open note so I shouldn't be worrying this much, but I'm still freaking out a bit.. >_< /deep breaths!
Today I have to drive 20 miles downtown to meet with my management project team. 20 miles... :/ At 7pm... Not only is it far away, and I've never driven here before so it's unfamiliar territory, but I have to drive there DURING RUSH HOUR, and it'll be dark outside!! AND it's at a restaurant and they're going to pick on me for not ordering anything but I can't fucking afford it. This is going to be so nervewracking. I really hope nothing goes wrong. I don't even know if I'm going to be able to contribute anything. Not that it matters much- we're just putting together a stupid Powerpoint with some guidelines for deadlines this semester and stuff like that.

Homestuck + Hetalia
Anyway, onto more positive things. Kind of. lol. I didn't entirely expect to go from 'love Hetalia, hate Homestuck' to 'disinterested in Hetalia, love Homestuck' but that's what happened. And right after I got into the USUK calendar too, ahahah. :D;;; Of course I'll still do my best, it's not like I'm all "eww USUK" after loving it for a couple years, but as for personal, casual doodling, I'll be shifting pretty much completely over to Homestuck. It's just new and exciting y'know? It's been fun being in the Hetalia fandom for so long, but it feels like it's been so long since the last interesting canon update. In comparison, Homestuck updates like crazy. XD I'm sure "10 pages a week" is an understatement.
Why'd I even start to read it? When chim and Aly and I were webcamming last week, Aly talking about it was the final push. But even before that, I was caving ever so slightly in response to seeing some of my favorite artists drawing fanart for it, and Tae sending me a link to a Homestuck song too, it all made the decision to go for it much easier. And boy am I glad for that. Amazing story, amazing characters, amazing method of storytelling in the first place, amazing animation, amazing music, hilarious, canon homosexuality, etc. XDD

Tiger & Bunny
spoilers for ep 24 )
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Ah~~ :D;; Drama and fighting~ Always a weird thing when you know and care for people on both sides of an argument (or what should be a lack thereof).

On one side, I agree 100%, on the other, I do not agree, but am sympathetic. It's natural to want to attack others for attacking a friend of yours. I know, I've been there. I've disregarded and all but kicked people out of a stream I held at one point because one of the viewers was being disagreeable to a friend of mine. I know how it feels, too, to realize that the reason those people were being disagreeable with my friend was because of legitimate reasons that I began to find fault in as well.

Even so, there is some sick pleasure in me watching all of this. And sadness as well.. I hate to get caught up in petty things but it's hard for me to enjoy people's art/creativity if I find their personality distasteful. Which is a pity, because I used to enjoy it.

Homestuck
In other news work and school have been going okay. Started reading Homestuck yesterday, at the beginning of act 5 now. FINALLY starting to learn more about the trolls. Finally. I still like Dave the most though.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHAHEUTNHMBTAWJOJ K ukxj wvzqks;onw
no amount of keysmash can portray my feelings so yeah
just crying a lot rn
I haven't said "I love you" to anyone in so long, or been told "I love you" either oh my god
I'll skip the "I don't deserve this happiness" self-deprecation and just say, holy fucking hell, this month has been the best fucking month of my life. To be allowed the opportunity not only to make up with maki, but Tae too? my beloved friend.. I'm so happy to be able to make up for my mistakes and try again.. no, not 'happy,' not even 'ecstatic,' something so much more
so much..
oh god..
that conversation was like two hours long and yet I'd say those last two hours were the best time in my entire life thus far

like, I'm happy to the extent to where I gave myself a headache, because of overwhelming emotions
I can't even handle it lmao

I'm gonna go cry myself to sleep ;v; happily, of course
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School
Ahaha I am really bad at dealing with pushy strangers.. In my information systems class, we have a 'group' project with groups of 2, and though we haven't signed up yet, people have been partnering up with others in preparation. Today a guy came up to me to ask if I was good with computers, but in doing so leaned really close to me and had his hand on my shoulder. EXTREMELY uncomfortable. In the end I claimed I wasn't that great with computers so he'd leave me alone, but he still sat next to me in class and kept leaning next to me and commenting about what I was doing on my computer. I really hope I don't end up paired with him. :[ Ugh.

Misc
menstruation talk ahoy )
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Misc
Lately I haven't been doing well. Everything I eat makes me ill in some way. Everything. >_< This has been happening for the past few days, every day. I feel weak but I can't eat to recover well enough because I have no appetite, because everything makes me sick.. Admittedly I have been having a few iffy things like seafood and spicy thai food and gas station snacks, but even things like pasta or cereal have been upsetting my stomach too. :/
I was talking to my coworker for a long time today, we generally take lunch at noon, but we were wrapped up in conversation for hours on end. After a while her stomach growled and laughed about being hungry. I've always thought it was weird to take a stomach growl as an indication of hunger, since mine only does so when I'm seriously ill. XD; The way my body likes to alert me that it's time to eat is to make me nauseous and lightheaded.
But anyway, off of the food tangent.

School
Classes started yesterday.
History is going to be AWESOME. And that's speaking as someone who HATES history. The professor is funny and entertaining and there are also no papers/essays whatsoever. *so happy*
Management seems that it will be a little tough, but worth it, if I try hard. The professor is a hot Italian very sweet and I will have no problem paying attention to the lecture at least /shot
Tax accounting is something I will enjoy learning very much but the professor is starting out a tad dull. Either way, it is basically a law class masquerading as accounting, and I do enjoy law very much, even if it is difficult. This class will also help me very much in my job! Very glad to be taking this tax class in the fall, since next spring I will have to help prepare tax returns at work.
Accounting information systems, I'm not sure how to gauge at this point. I'm certain I will enjoy it on a simple level of "hey I can apply this to work" but the topic is bland. It seems to be a class entirely about ethics, with a side project of filling in a company's information on some accounting software.

Misc
I really wanted to try the everyman sleep cycle because I'm a sucker for unconventional but better ways of doing things, like Dvorak. But I don't think I will, after all.. I was all gung-ho about it on Twitter today but in the end my schedule is a bit tight and I'm not entirely keen on sleeping at work or in my car, both of which I would have to do (and miss out on boss inviting me to lunch). I did take a nap today and although I read that it's a bitch to adjust at first, I woke up with a strong headache. I was expecting drowsiness, not headache... Especially tied with what I said earlier about my body not digesting food well lately, I don't think this is the best period in my life to try polyphasic sleep. :< One guy who was successful with an uberman schedule was able to do so because he worked from home. I have school and work away from home. Biiiig detriment.

The nap was interesting though, lol. I'd read a lot of polyphasic sleep blogs today and one person had mentioned that at one point, when they were going to take their 20 minute nap, they set their alarms and laid down and what felt like a second later, their alarms were going off. I kind of experienced that today too, such an odd sensation, laying in bed waiting to fall asleep and then the alarm went off. I felt alert and woke up immediately, but as I said, I also had a bad headache, which is something I do NOT want to deal with (even if it is only temporary during adjustment) right now.

Art
Tumblr is blowing my mind these past couple days. 75 notes!! I'm almost certain that's more notes than I'd ever gotten collectively on my first account before I deleted it. I've always felt lucky to have 3 notes, maybe even 5+ if people *really* like it. So 75 is just.. I don't even understand. And THIS! It had like 50 notes within half an hour of being posted!!? And all of this while I have 36 followers! I think I had more than that on my first account, yet had gotten much less notes! XDD Both pics I'd posted on my previous account anyway, and at MOST each had probably gotten around 10-15 notes. So indeed, I'm fairly certain I have chim and Dunya and Mai and all the other popular artists who reblogged my art/recommended to follow me to thank for all of this XD

Work
I was talking to my coworker for a long time today because neither of us had anything to do lol. Boss wasn't there today. But yeah, we talked a looot about pets and food and relationships and stuff. Relationships. The topic I kind of dread, because I am CERTAIN I will inadvertently say something that gives my homosexuality away. And indeed, coworker said that it's very hard to be in a relationship and in school at the same time, so I commented that I agreed, I was with somebody and we were both busy all the time with work and SHE was working two jobs as well and I didn't have a car. SHE! I fucking said "she"! T_T Well.. if she noticed, she didn't comment on it, and didn't act awkward afterward or anything, so I hope she either doesn't mind or didn't hear me...

I'm out among friends and everything, but work and school are different.. At work, there is a risk of being fired, or at the very least permanently damaging the relationship with the boss and/or coworkers and become unable to use them for references.. At school I'm more open but I keep my mouth shut when I'm not at our school's LGBT club or someone isn't directly asking me about it. You never know how people will react. Someone can be the sweetest person, so accepting and friendly, but when homosexuality is brought up, they become the most heartless, unforgiving bitch (speaking from experience..). And I just can't handle that sort of reaction if it were to come up at a workplace.
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Ohh god the past couple days have been so emotional. I'm sorry, to everyone on pchat, for any tension or drama directly or indirectly caused by me in the past couple months.
Yesterday made me really happy to know not only does everyone not hate me, but actually want me around. Today made me really happy that the person I caused a lot of anguish doesn't even hate me either. I was so sure she'd see my name and say "...... :/ why are YOU here?" because that would be the reaction I would deserve. Hostility. Contempt.

I'm sorry, I'm such a chickenshit. My instinct is to believe that if I start having problems being around someone that it's better for everyone if I just leave and take my irritable self out of the picture. That if I have to choose between calling someone out for doing something that rubs me the wrong way, or to avoid confrontation and disappear, I choose to run away. That if *I'm* the one getting upset, it's *my* fault for getting upset, and to try to change the other person is wrong and can't be done. It's.. obviously not the best method of doing things. ..as I have yet to learn through the 5+ times I've done it to close friends and partners.

I guess I do it because I fear rejection.. that if I'm the one doing the rejecting, it doesn't have to be the other way around, and takes the hurt off of me (while pushing it all onto them).
I can't blame my behavior on my parents but they always tell me "if you hang around someone who upsets you so much, don't hang around them anymore!"

I don't even offer an explanation before I call it quits.. I think that's the worst thing about what I do.. There isn't any attempt at all to salvage or explain, I just.. leave. The other person is always left feeling "what did I do?" My ex-girlfriend of eight months had asked me two years after I left her for an explanation on why I left her.

So why? Why do I keep doing this to everyone I ever get close to even though I have plenty of experience to tell me that doing this is a terrible thing to do? I don't know. I really hope this is the last time. No, well.. rather than 'hope' it is, it will be. Never doing this again, I swear.

After all of this.. to be able to say that I'm a good person? Seriously.. I don't get it, haha.. But I'm happy..
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Dreams
Because I haven't written about my dreams much at all on LJ but I do mention them on Twitter. XD

"had a dream I came back to pchat under a different name but everyone knew it was me due to IP, and my ex best friend was there too x.x"
Only half a month after I left. XD;

"
oh yeah, I had a dream that I was some weird catgirl & partner was Dante from DMC, but was very wimpy >.>"
At one point he was crouching on the ground and hurt his hand. I came up and hugged him from behind and comforted him. I rested my cheek on his cheek, and he slowly turned his head towards mine, staring at me, shaking, looking like he really wanted to kiss me. Then he called me "Mommy..!" and made out with me. WTF

"
had a USUK dream.. except England was NOT England... long blue hair and docile personality? XD America was an angel & "England" was a demon"
I don't remember much about this dream anymore.

"I keep having dreams involving me being in public and reading manga/doujin on my computer and suddenly very hard porn comes up XD"
This sort of dream has happened at least 3 times. XD; I guess it's my own special version of "naked in public" dreams.

"my dreams are becoming more and more weird..in this morning's I was a young water dragon with like 10 sets of boobs"
This dream.. was so weird.. I was a serpent dragon, no wings, young and small. Then as I grew into adolescence I started growing boobs. ..10 sets of them. All up and down my front/stomach. And they kept growing. At first it was awesome, all the other dragons totally wanted me. 8D I was hot. And then they just.. kept growing. Eventually I couldn't even walk anymore. XD;; And was desperately horny. After getting gangbanged I was told that our species just keeps growing and growing unless you get pregnant, so if you never have sex, you'll eventually die.

"
hehe =v= dreamed about having sex with Akihiko #totallynotobsessed"
Don't remember much of this anymore (dammit!)

"
in my dream I was a teenage boy who desperately wanted to have sex with my 90-year old mentor..?! I only stroked myself and it was awesome"
This dream was so strange and convoluted that I don't even want to write it down because it would take too long.

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Well, here goes! Hope I don't get my account frozen! XD


The image is temporary. XD Maybe. If I ever feel like updating it lol. I just wanted to not *directly* ask for donations because I have browsed a few sites where people say they were frozen due to taking donations when they were not a verified non-profit/charity.

BUT ANYWAY I will clean up this entry eventually and use this as my livestream requestcommission info page so I don't repost a wall of text in every FA journal I make.
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Anime
Since my break from school started, I've been rewatching some anime to pass the time. Friday I rewatched Trigun. Saturday I rewatched Spice & Wolf. Today I was planning on rewatching Wolf's Rain or maybe Cowboy Bebop.. but I'm getting tired of it.. so I might play a .hack game instead.

But yeah~ Trigun~ It'd been years since I saw it last.. I was probably around 11-12. But back then, I liked it a lot too~ I still have these keychains of Vash and Meryl, a necklace of Wolfwood's gun, a poster of this picture, and the manga (not the Maximum series).


..Except that I can't find the manga anywhere?! ;___; I KNOW I have it, I just don't know where it is... waaah I need to find it todayyy this is gonna bother me not knowing where they are!!
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Here's some stupid things I found while looking through my art folders for stuff to collage together to show improvement (to get my spirits up again art-wise). XD

*NSFW warning, there's porn in one of these pics.

cut for length )
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 Okay, so, my last entry was made in shock and rage blah blah basically everything's pretty okay after all. I still lost it, didn't recover the stuff on my external or backup, but I do have plenty of files in my Dropbox and Sugarsync, I have burned DVDs of all of my art except for 2011 (which, the current year's art is all in Dropbox), I uploaded nearly all of my music into Amazon Cloud and Google Music (of which I'm downloading everything back through the former) except for some recently saved things and large archives like SXSW and thousands of chiptunes I'm glad I have an excuse not to sift through anymore, and the Eurovision music I spent the last year sorting through I'd actually put onto my car's USB so I can recover a bunch of that.. Was afraid Photoshop wouldn't work because I've used all 3 activations already, but I did get it to work. Still have all my photos and recorded videos, I probably lost a lot of pchat drawings (but I still have everything I've drawn, just not from other people, but they're mostly up in the pchat posts anyway). All my games and gamesaves are safe in Steam and Dropbox. Still have all of my bookmarks and passwords through Xmarks and Lastpass. Lost a year's worth of cash ledgers I can't recover, but commission/sales information and all transactions via bank and cards are manageably recoverable through Paypal and Wells Fargo.

So, truly? All I lost is a bunch of porn (which I may actually have backed up on a DVD somewhere haha), some irrelevant outdated records, a small amount of music, some videos of myself drawing (yeah, like I was ever going to rewatch those >.>)... and yeah. Can't think of much else! So I'm feeling much better than last night, realizing how much stuff I really had backed up in more than one place.

Still a bit frustrating, since I had planned to spend Friday putting my computer together, Saturday playing games, and Sunday and Monday studying for my tests on Tuesday. Instead I've spent the entirety of Friday and Saturday putting the computer together physically and virtually, Sunday was spent installing more shit, and I haven't studied much at all. x_x And now I have to look into why DirectX isn't installing and therefore won't let me play my game I just spent the last 5 hours downloading.. /sob
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 Sooo this past week I finally worked up the idiocy desire to purchase and build my own computer. The final push for me wanting to do so? Buying Darksiders and not being able to play it, on top of seeing some great builds on /v/ and /g/.
And so I looked into one build I saw posted, a.. low-tier high-grade system? If it were ranked poor, good, great, and awesome, it would be near "great". Anyway I just bought the build listed because it looked great and it was all compatible with each other. Stupidly, I did not buy the RAM or HDDs listed because I wanted to just reuse my current ones.

Well, first of all, I couldn't buy it at first, Newegg kept declining my payment. I thought it was because I had insufficient funds since I was transferring a bit from another account and maybe it just hadn't gone through yet. Long story short my bank put a fraud alert on my account and declined all payments, but I ended up working it out. >.>

So then yesterday the parts I ordered arrived! Had fun putting it together, learned a LOT. I also unfortunately learned that DDR3 memory slots are not compatible with DDR or DDR2 memory. Ordered a single 2gb with one-day shipping cause I am not waiting until Monday to finish putting this system together lol.
 
So the memory came in and I only realized it two hours after it'd been dropped off at our house because no one rang the fucking doorbell. Oh well. Put it in, crossed my fingers that it wouldn't blow up, didn't start. The front panel buttons had somehow been disconnected from the mobo. XD Put it back on, started it again, hallelujah it works! It works~!! Eh, wait. "Missing operating system" ooohh boy.
 
Installed Windows 7 on a new partition to see if I could recover my backup through the OS and not the CD I made (because that didn't work). Hurr hurr it was a clean install and not an upgrade so I couldn't activate it. Got worried that I may have to shell out fuckin $200 for a new clean-install Windows 7. No way! Tried to reinstall the Windows XP that came with my old system to have something to install on top of. First attempt- didn't want to format the HDDs and quit. Second attempt- seemed to work? Booted it up aaaand BOOTMGR is missing, wheeee. Read online that people recommended to reinstall the OS. Third attempt.. reinstalled XP. Booted up. Still BOOTMGR was missing. Fuck it, going to install Windows 7 again. Oh? What's this? It didn't reject my activation code. Tried to activate it online to be sure, and to my surprise, it actually activated successfully! Woo hoo! Even if my backup restore fails at least I don't have to repurchase Windows 7!
 
So, skipping a bunch of other stuff I researched/had problems with, at the moment I'm just waiting for this third-party program to try to restore my backup. It seems to be doing something, that's all I can say. XD It would be really nice if it actually did recover my files, but my hopes aren't very high anymore. I'm just happy enough I don't need to buy a new OS. But still, I backed up 155gb of stuff, so it would still be disappointing to lose it.

Weeellll it just finished and now Windows can't boot lol. Probably because there are two OS partitions now. Or something. Will figure something out after I get back from the store. @w@
I wonder if I'll even be able to play my games tonight.. sigh. Spent all day just trying to make it work...
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FA
Well now.. that's.. um.. XD As per my never-ending curiosity about things I shouldn't be curious about, I found a letter written to me that the author never intended for me to read.

Basically, it went like this. I went to go check how many watchers I had, because I've been getting close to 1200 lately. Indeed, I now have 1201, so I was happy about that. I glance through the list to see who might have been my 1200th watcher, and was pretty surprised to see "Leonclaus" there, a guy I'd been close friends with from 2008-2010. Because I'm an idiot, or something, I go to his page. Look through recent submissions, artist profile, not much has changed since we parted. Looked through recent journals, and..wait what, why is my name on one of them LOL.
And so, I think I'll write a response that I also don't intend to show him, but if he finds it, then so be it. It'll just mean we're both too curious for our own good, lol.

Read more... )
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Work
Paydays are the best. :DD Also got some mixed news from boss, she's going to Japan for a week, so I won't have to come to work for 3 days (one of those days is a paid holiday anyway). Partially AWESOME for some free time, partially a bit "aww" because it's less money earned. But it's more awesome than aww so it's all good.

Life is Good + Games
Speaking of earning money, posted up a post on a few sites selling some used DS/PSP games and DVDs. I was afraid I wouldn't get a single offer but I have three people ordering things so far! ^q^ This is the first time I'll be shipping anything to anyone.. I'm a little wary about it but all in all I think it'll go well~! My brother is even giving me all the games he wants to sell (even his GBA and DS systems themselves) and wants me to include them in my list lol. I feel like a store. I'll post an update with all of his stuff in the next couple days.. I feel bad offering stuff to sell when I don't even have shipping materials yet. Hopefully they'll come in sometime this week. Ordered 30 padded pouches from USPS (for free~~) so I think that'll cover me for a while.. I can't imagine I'd get 28 more orders before I have time to order more. XD But, with those, shipping comes to $4.95 for every address I check (in the US, anyway), which is nice I guess? It's better than $15, or whatever. And with the 10%/30% discounts I give, shipping is either paid by me or knocked down to $1-2 instead. So it turns out well if you buy in bulk~
As far as what I'll be using profits from this stuff from, probably putting it toward a PSVita. XD Sellin games to get more games. Whatever doesn't sell in about a month, I'll just trade in to Amazon.com for some credit there. It's funny no DS games have sold yet, because those are worth the most in Amazon trade-ins, haha. So even if none of those sell, I'll have a nice alternative to go to.

Life is Good + Anime
Oh! *w* And someone in Georgiafurs is giving away a bunch of stuff, I claimed some art supplies, notebooks, and a Last Exile poster, hehe. Last Exile music is so amazing~ (seriously, that song just takes my breath away) I really enjoyed the anime too, even though air combat, ships and the like, don't really interest me much in general. The music and animation are really beautiful.

Monster Hunter
Watched a few Youtube hunts today, rather entertaining when people are talking. Surprising, yes, game recordings that I actually PREFER that they have commentary. XD I usually hate people talking, it ruins the mood. When I saw @_monster_hunter tweet "Got any old videos of you hunting? Found an old one of me. I love seeing the improvement of technique over time!" I kinda want to record a hunt of myself too. :D But hunt what? I'm not sure. I'm still not a very good hunter lol. Would have to record something from MHFU or MHP3rd.. maybe that adorable mini-kut-ku quest.
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Life is Good
Wow~~ <3 Last year I bought some pancake+waffle mix via Amazon.. and made a mistake.. and accidentally bought two shipments. It was way more than I could handle, of course, seeing as how I've only used half of one package since buying them all (there were eight in all). But today my dad helped me out and returned a few of them to a grocery store. :D In short, I'd paid about $16 for eight bags. Dad helped return four bags for $18. <33 So now I still have a bunch to use AND got my money back and then some! So awesome.

Games
Mom mentioned the other day about how Amazon buys back video games. I've known about this for a while, but never really checked it out. I ran through my PSP/DS collections and got a few surprises. For one, every single one of my PSP games were worth less than $5 each. My DS games ran more around $8 each on average. In total, the DS games I'd be willing to sell back would be $80 (give or take a few depending on what my brother wants to pick out.. and if he's willing to return the few I'd let him borrow a while back). Even though I have an R4.. these games really aren't anything I'd want to play again. XD Even the games that I really enjoyed, like Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow and Lunar Knights, well, I beat Castlevania three times and was on my fourth play, 100% complete, and I'd beaten Lunar Knights 3-4 times.. Boktai is 100000000x superior anyway.. DS games just don't interest me much anymore, all I ever play is Taiko or Picross 3D, and Picross will lose my interest the day I complete all the puzzles, which it seems I don't have many left unless there's some hidden "super hard" mode I haven't gotten to yet.

But even so, there's that part of my mind that reminds me I spent hundreds on these games and would turn more of a profit elsewhere. Value versus convenience? Do I want to investigate Craigslist and eBay and perhaps earn more, or just stick with the trustworthy, easy-to-deal-with Amazon for less.. >.> I'll have to investigate a little before I make a hasty decision. Now that I think of it, I could post on Georgiafurs and see if anyone would be interested in anything.. There are a lot of people around my area there, so shipping wouldn't be a concern.

Monster Hunter
Oh and I'm HR4. :D Slowly gettin back up there. I was amazed at how quickly I beat a Diablos earlier... Usually they take FOREVER, like, 5-10 min away from the end of the quest kind of forever.. but this was much faster. Same goes for the Jhen Mohran urgent, I took off 14000 health in like 15 min. *w* I really wanted to kill it.. but it ran away at 1700 health.. so mad. I didn't even mine its back other than one single spot.
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Games + Monster Hunter
Damn, just read that PSVita doesn't support UMD. I thought they would be backwards compatible.. Well, looks like I'll be waiting for CFW rather than buying early. I have to be able to play my beloved Monster Hunter. ;_; Anyway, if I wait long enough, maybe there will be some sort of Monster Hunter-related exclusives I can get in on, like the limited edition PSP 3000, or official Capcom accessories. I always get the original handheld and miss out on all the cool accessories that only fit the newer systems. >:[ PSP1000.. they only make shit for slim systems. DS phat.. they only make lite accessories. So maybe I should wait until PSVita 2000. -_- I don't think I can resist the dual analog sticks for very long though.

Dreams
I just randomly remembered a bit of my dream from this morning.. XD I forgot most of it but there was an impressionable part where I was a young catgirl-looking thing floating around with some older-looking acquaintances in a grocery store of sorts. The whole world had a magic/mystical/old-world feel, so it was more like a bunch of merchants. Anyway, for some reason, there was this spider that was crawling on the wall and I was staring intently at it, scared, of course. My acquaintances and the merchant were laughing at how frightened I was over it, and laughed more and more as it ran toward me and I screamed at it and swept it away with a pillow (?? where that came from, idk). The spider had been thrown back a bit and was stunned, but as it recovered, it ran straight at me, angered. I began to cry and attacked it with fire magic (which I guess I wasn't supposed to reveal that I had such an ability) so people around were shocked and treated me as a demon.

I've noticed I haven't been having any sex dreams lately.. XD I used to have them so often, now it's just nonsensical stuff I either forget quickly after I wake up or just think it's not interesting enough to write down.. or nightmares related to bugs or dying or losing my cats or being late. All my nightmares are always about one of those themes. I generally wake up crying from the dying/losing cats dreams, and wake up shaken and upset over the bugs/being late ones, though I cry over some of the being late ones as well.

Edit: I suddenly had the great idea of putting titles over sections of my entries since I may use up to like 10 tags at once and maybe there are things people want to read and don't want to read.. but since I consolidate entries so much, blacklisting tags in my journal would block a lot of relevant entries too. So yeah! I'll try to remember to do that from now on so it's easier to find what tags correspond to what text.
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The past couple days I haven't had any headaches! Yaayyy! I haven't really changed any habits so I don't know why. But I don't care I'm just happy. :D

Got my first paycheck yesterday~! Let's just say it's about what I made in a month for a couple months at Taco Bell. I'm so, so grateful for this.. TwT Ahhh maaann I am so privileged/lucky in so many ways.. Definitely one of those periods of times where I'll just randomly start crying out of sheer happiness/appreciation for everything.
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New art journal! Will be my most active art place now.

School's being annoying. In order to take any 4000-level courses (basically, the only ones I have left to take :| ) I have to be admitted in the business college inside the college I'm already in. I thought I could request an override to at least be able to register for them while I submitted my application in summer semester... but they were all denied. T_T Can't fucking wait to get in this thing so I don't have to fuck with overrides all the time anymore. I've completed all the requirements to get in other than meeting with an advisor and paying the exorbitant application fee..
So yeah, long story short the schedule I planned for fall is fucked and I'm not sure what I'll end up with because I'll have to register late.
I have 6 non-4000-level classes left (excluding this summer), 10 4000-level.. only 16 classes left until I graduate~~ Though maybe 17 because I REALLY want to take industrial-organizational psychology before I graduate even though it has nothing to do with my major. ;_;

Summer semester starts next week.. :> I only have two classes but they're both 2.75 hours long. Finance is 5pm-7:45, accounting is 8-10:45, Tuesdays and Thursdays. I expect to get pretty far in Trickster this summer.. lol. That's how I got through music and law last year, except law was more around 3.5 hours. x_x Will probably be on pchat too if anyone else is, since I'll be bored to tears.

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