makeste: [a shark with a beach ball on its nose] (First word: Jail)
HI EVERYBODY HERE AT LIVEJOURNAL, HOW Y'ALL DOING.

Not going to spend a lot of time listing the new and improved methods of flaking out that I discovered during this most recent month, but needless to say yet again I am behind on KHR reviews, and this is mostly the fault of work, tumblr, and Skyward Sword (in that order). And to top it off I derped out on NaNoWriMo as well, though I did manage about 12,000 words of fic out of it, so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Unfortunately the fic in question is long enough that it's still like maybe halfway done, if that. But I'm gonna try to get that finished in December anyway because I feel really weird not having posted at least one (non-crack) fic during this whole year. AND HEY WHAT DO YOU KNOW, THERE'S ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT OF SAID YEAR, WHAT IS EVEN UP WITH THAT ANYWAY.

But before that! I've been craving a good meme lately, but the thing about memes is that I keep derping out on them too. And I got to thinking that one of the main reasons for that is because when it comes to typical fandom memes, there are always parts of the meme that I LOVE, but also parts of the meme that FEEL LIKE HOMEWORK. Like for example, I will ramble on endlessly about my favorite characters, but with most fandoms I really do not have an OTP (because in a lot of fandoms I'm either PANSHIP...UAL, or I do have one or two favorite pairings but I'm not HARDCORE SHIP-IT-TILL-I-DIIEEEE enough to have any interesting insights or opinions regarding those ships), and I don't know enough about the online fandom to know what my unpopular opinion regarding the series is, and I don't remember enough about the canon to pick my favorite quote or top three scenes, etc.

So I was pondering all of this and then I thought WELL FUCK IT, THEN I'LL JUST MAKE UP MY OWN MEME. A MEME FILLED ONLY WITH QUESTIONS THAT I LIKE TO ANSWER! MANIACAL LAUGH, MANIACAL LAUGH.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HERE IS THAT MEME:

Comment with one of my favorite fandoms and I will tell you the following:

1. My favorite character.
2. ANOTHER favorite character!!
3. My favorite character relationship, and by "relationship" I don't necessarily mean pairing and certainly not OTP, but on the other hand, depending on the fandom MAYBE I DO!
4. The moment/character/THING/WHATEVER that first hooked me on the fandom.
5. One of my favorite moments.
6. A song or track that reminds me of this fandom.
7. One miscellaneous awesome thing about the fandom.
8. One completely random thought I have regarding this fandom.
9. One fic/essay rec, fanart, or fanvid that depending on the fandom I either had lovingly bookmarked or saved onto my hard drive, or only just now found during a two-minute Google search.


HMM, that seems like enough questions, I should probably just STOP NOW ALREADY. So anyways, please post some fandoms if you are so inclined and I will GET TO ANSWERING over the next few days or so. :)


P.S. Since I still did not get to the HS question on my last long-since-died-who-am-I-even-trying-to-kid-anymore meme, for this meme HOMESTUCK IS A GIVEN. Meaning YOU DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO ASK THAT, I am already typing out my Homestuck response to this meme as we speak, because lol THAT SHIT'S OVERDUE.

o/
makeste: (I'M A SHAAAAAARK)
HI EVERYONE.

So, I have been gone for several months! My last post was in July! Hur hur hur. This is what happened: I was busy and I didn't update one week and I was like, "oh, well, I'll just do it next week." And then the next week came along and I was still busy and I was like, "Okay, so I'll do a big triple update the week after this!" And then that week came along and SUDDEN PLOT TWIST, MY COMPUTER DIED. LIFE IS A COMEDY.

Soooooo what this means is that for the last couple of months my only Internet access has been via iPhone, meaning fic and chapter reviews and all that has been put on the backburner because haha you kind of need a keyboard for all that good stuff. So, I'm like... nine chapters behind on KHR? Something like that. Basically.

But this story has a happy ending, because just now today I finally got myself a brand new laptop, this little hellraiser over here, which I am exceedingly pleased with so far. Ignore those two negative reviews because this thing is freaking awesome. I have christened him Watson, and he and I have spent the last two or three hours getting acquainted with one another and he is really quite the charming fellow. We are thinking of getting a new Photoshop together, but due to hypothetical money I may or may not hypothetically want to spend, I am open to any hypothetical suggestions on where one might hypothetically obtain a copy of Photoshop without hypothetically paying... for... the things... and... yeah. >_> ANY SUGGESTIONS ON THIS WOULD BE A+, as I hear tell it's a little more difficult to do these days than it was the last time I was setting up a new computer.

(ETA: Hypothetically [livejournal.com profile] elanor_pam's suggestion worked perfectly, thank you so much! <3)

Last but not least, immediately following this post I will start doing catch-up reviews until I am fully caught up with the most recent KHR once again. Now that I have a sexy fast laptop at last my activity should go up a bit, because that was one of the main things keeping me from being on LJ more frequently. (To explain this a little more: my current laptop is running on an Intel i7 quad core processor with Sandy Bridge and all that shit, and 6 GBs of RAM. HOLLA. Whereas my last computer before this... had 128 MBs of RAM. Yeah. That is not a typo or anything, that is literally all I had to work with. Someday soon I will look back and that and laugh, and then cry just a little bit.) I have been keeping up with the manga and the Arco Arc has been pretty spiffy so far and I am excited about it and I have many OPINIONS which I wish to share with you, friends and neighbors of the Interwebs! Plus I am like dying to write fic again so much it's not even funny, I have no fewer than three giant fics I want to write all at once and I have PLANS, ladies and gents. This may be the first year ever that I end up doing NaNo. We shall see! Obviously I have quite a long history of saying I will do things and then not doing the things, so let's take things easy for now.

Anyway, I missed you all and I am super psyched to be back, HUGS FOR ALL OF YOU. <3 And now I'm off to go find a copy of KHR 247 and type things about it.
makeste: [a shark with a beach ball on its nose] (I isolated the reverse power coupling!)
Also, fuck up all the formatting in the previous post by messing with your iPhone. JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE. Bluh.

Anyway (IS ANYONE EVEN OUT THERE READING THIS ANYMORE??), I missed like five chapters apparently, so what I am going to do is post a review a day for five days. And then on the sixth day, I am going to the beach! AND THEN ON THE SEVENTH DAY I WILL COME BACK AND DO THE SIXTH REVIEW. It almost worked out nicely, but what are you gonna do.

So I think we are starting with KHR 336!

I need a new tag that's somewhere in between 'yay new chapter' and 'yay old chapter.' Something like, 'yay chapter that is new to me but everyone else already read six weeks ago'...? )
makeste: (I'M A SHAAAAAARK)
Due to a combination of work/family/holidays/what-have-you keeping you busy and you also being kind of a LAZY ASS in general, and also that one insanely addictive webcomic you went and got yourself addicted to in the spare time you do have, you masterfully put off updating your LJ for several weeks like a winner! GOOD JOB, CHAMP. (But at least you finally got that promotion at work so that was kind of cool.)

REGARDLESS! It occurs to you in a moment of holy-shit-what that you have not made a post in your journal since fucking April. Fucking April SEVENTEENTH. Seriously, did you just forget the Internet even existed?? That is twenty-four fucking days that passed where you did not even log in to your journal. If you weren't so busy now furiously rushing to post stupid meta-updates, you would take a moment to go hang your head in shame somewhere.

Sadly, there is no time for that. KHR 336 is already on the horizon, and unless you really want to cross that unspoken invisible line and post a triple-chapter recap (MADNESS), you know what it is that you must do.

> Makeste: Review the last two chapters already. )

makeste: (LITTLE CHROME)
Greetings, all!

So a few weeks ago, I got a new job, which has its pros and cons. Pros: I am slightly richer than before (read: still poor as the dickens). Cons: Internet usage is strictly regulated and monitored at the new job, so I'm pretty much away from LJ for about 12 hours a day (including commute and so forth), and sleeping for at least 8 of the other hours. THE FUN PART OF THE DAY JUST GOT A HELL OF A LOT SHORTER.

Plus on top of that there has been Christmassy stuff to take care of and colds to battle and so forth blah blah long story short I haven't reviewed the last two KHR chapters yet! Which was probably obvious already BUT I MUST MAKE EXCUSES FOR IT, OKAY. 8(

Anyway, what I was thinking was that I would wait until chapter 318 came out and then do like a double review or something. What I did not anticipate was that Vongola GP (a.k.a. KHR on cuteness steroids) would be premiering the same weekend! DAMN YOU AMANO AND TOSHINORI, SNEAKING UP ON ME LIKE THAT.

Soo... I guess it'll be a double review of KHR 317/318*, followed (most likely tomorrow) by a post on GP 01.

*you saw nothing! If you have no clue what I am talking about, then... good. XD

Idk, I'm making this up as I go. )
makeste: [a shark with a beach ball on its nose] (Looks like the rules... just got screwed)
Quick update post!

1) Sorry for being scarce (i.e. completely absent) for the past week. Over the weekend one of my so-called SIBLINGS felt the need to infect my person with an organism which proceeded to hijack my perfectly healthy cells and co-opt them into virus-producing factories. I did take some offense to this but was ultimately unable to do much about it, except complain a lot and take some Vitamin C. So anyway, the short of it is that I've been sick and it was one of those things where every time I sat down at the computer, I was like, "...but I am le tired," and that was that. :/

So instead I've spent the past few days watching Buffy and Angel and reading (the Bartimaeus trilogy, which is incredibly awesome btw) and stuff. I will hopefully get to catching up with replies and posts before too long; sorry for the delay. ;;


2) Happy belated Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] caddles and [livejournal.com profile] jote_jote! Hope you both had fun. o/


3) A rambly post about KHR 275 will hopefully be posted sometime tomorrow-ish. I haven't read it yet, since I like to do the write-ups simultaneously. But as I presume it contains more Rock God Fairy Princess Fireworks Byakuran, I can't imagine how it could possibly let me down.


4) ...I had a fourth thing but it evaporated...! Because now all my stupid brain can think is, "Oh yeah, tee hee. Byakuran." Damn it.
makeste: (That's a nice story Grandpa)

1. I'M NOT DEEEEAAAD sorry for the impromptu hiatus! XD I made a vow last week not to fool around on LJ until I was finished with my [livejournal.com profile] khr_undercover fic, and, uh, that kind of backfired. Because I'm STILL NOT FINISHED sob I don't even know if I'll be done in time. WHY IS IT TAKING SO LOOOOONG.

Anyway, so yeah, I'll be scarce until that's over and done with. Man, I haven't even read last week's KHR chapter yet, I'm so behind. I'll catch up on everything this weekend at the latest, though.


2. Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes last week, guys. |D [livejournal.com profile] caffeinexsugar, that pic totally made my day. ♥ ♥ ♥ It was pretty good! AND I GOT SCRIBBLENAUTS, WHEEEE. Which is not really helping with the whole time management thing, lol. BUT WHATEVER, IT'S SO ADDICTING.


3. Speaking of birthdays, Happy Belated Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] yukari_rin! Hope it was a good one. ♥ AND I HOPE EVERYONE HAD SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEENS. I was a witch, rock on.


NOW I'M OFF TO VOOOOTE even though the gubernatorial election in my state is the laughing stock of the country this year. All the candidates suck, but what else is new. THIS IS POLITICS. \o/
makeste: (That's a nice story Grandpa)
Ohhh boy. Well, first off, I'm alive!!1 Second, I'm sorry for vanishing off the face of the earth for half a year with NO WARNING WHATSOEVER; to be honest, it wasn't the first time and probably won't be the last either, much as I hate to admit. The Internet and I have a turbulent relationship at times. But I never plan on these things until after they happen, and I always end up feeling really guilty for just checking out without notice, so I really am sorry.

Third... so, what's up? I'm honestly a little scared to take a look at my flist, since I have no doubt it's been a busy six months. (Actually, I'm surprised more people haven't defriended me, heh. If anyone would like to now, feel free; I won't take it personally. XD) I hope everyone's doing well. HUGS TO ALL.

Fourth, WHO LOVES STAR TREK, HOLLA. And man, I need to do a lot of catch-up spazzing about KHR too at some point, because IS IT JUST ME, OR ARE THEY HAVING A GIANT SUIT-WEARING MAFIA DUEL ON MOTORBIKES. I THINK THEY ARE.

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