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June 21st, 2010

11:06 am: Doumeki fanart from Alexiel-neesan
 I thought I had posted this before. But I couldn't find it, so...

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May 8th, 2010

06:57 pm: IRON MAN!
My official review of Iron Man 2: SEE IT!
Great movie from start to finish.
Special effects seem real. Nothing reads as CGI.
The characterizations were brilliant. Mickey Rourke is friggin' amazing!
And The Black Widow!!!! She has ONE fight scene. ONE! And it stands out because it was one of the most amazing fight scenes I've ever seen. Reminds me of the first episode of Noir.
Absolutely amazing.
If you haven't seen it yet. You need to.
So nice!

March 27th, 2010

05:42 pm: hi business people. please take my survey
Hi. please take this survey. it will really help me out.

March 25th, 2010

 Basically, I need to know about entrance exams for universities.

If someone is trying to get into a really competitive university (like Tokyo U), and they don't manage to get in, is it possible that they would apply to and attend a different university and then retake the entrance exam and transfer?

Or are they stuck with either waiting to try to get in to the competitive university, OR attending another university?

Help on this would be appreciated.

March 12th, 2010

08:20 am: Because Jan asked me to.
As you know, I don't do these things normally.
But Jan asked, so...

You're on my Friends List. I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine ... You're on my list, so I want to know you better! Be honest! Copy from here and then answer in a comment. Then re-post the empty questions on your LJ.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any tattoos and/or piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a pessimistic or optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What eye colour do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favorite and least favorite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

March 10th, 2010

08:19 pm: Alix is AMAZING!
I got this amazing piece of art in the mail today, and I can't say thank you to Alexiel-neesan enough.
Such a sexy Doumeki! Hubby saw me looking at it and said, warily, so who's THAT a picture of?
Hee hee!

I so hope you come to CCAD in August! If you do, I'll have to show you all the good places to eat.
(Are you a vegetarian - just so I can plan accordingly?)

March 9th, 2010

08:35 am: It is MS Awareness Week
Which  means that i need to get my butt into action in creating my MS Awareness site.

Anyone want to volunteer their services for the site? I'm looking for:
- Authors who will write stories based on "What if this character had MS?"
- Someone to program a game for the site, the Fight MS game (I'll give details to the programmer who agrees to help).
- Any other ideas of what I can put on the site to help raise awareness.

For those who don't know, MS is a debilitating disease where your own white blood cells destroy the coverings on the nerves in your brain - which can lead to nerve damage. MS, when left to run its course, can lead to blindness and the inability to walk. It's a disease of chaos, presenting itself differently in each person, and you never know what to expect. It's terrifying, to say the least.

Anyone willing to help, I'd appreciate it.

February 10th, 2010

01:35 pm: [FIC] Lend My Your Ear - a Skip Beat oneshot
Title: Lend Me Your Ear
Rating: G
Length: 1017 words, complete
Pairing: Hints at Tsuruga/Kyoko
Summary: The aftermath of Kyoko recognizing Cain Heel
Spoilers: Up to chapter 152. If you haven’t read it, don’t read this story yet.

Ears are important...Collapse )

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February 7th, 2010

09:07 pm: Me and my MS
So, since the neurologist said it's absolutely definite i have MS, i feel a little more like i can come out and speak on what's going on.

And what's going on is that I'm freaking out.

The original symptoms that got me diagnosed were complete numbness in my right hand, and light numbness in my right arm. Additionally, there were flashes of light when i turned my head. I didn't know at the time, but there was also fatigue and dizziness. That means, i knew i had them, but didn't think they were relevant.

Since the diagnosis, and since the first round of intravenous corticosteroids to help abate the current outbreak (Oh, feel the love for the methylprednisolone. What other drug can make you: either ravenous or completely unhungry, make you gain and/or lose weight, throw your emotional stability out the window, and make you grow heinously dark facial hair in WEIRD spots.), the symptoms faded for a bit - then came back whole hog. On top of this, the dizziness and fatigue have increased, and I'm getting tingles in my thighs, hips, and a little up from there. Whee! Because that doesn't scare the shit out of me! Oh, hell no!

yes, I have the sarcastic gene.

Well, yesterday, the MS nurse finally came, and i started my beta-interferon injections. So from now on, i'll be injecting myself 3 times a week. YAY! NEEDLES! I have my VERY OWN sharps disposal container. Whee!

oh, did I mention another symptom of MS is depression?
And did i mention that a side effect of beta-interferons is depression?

When I heard that, i was like, Hm... So, you're telling me that after being told I have a degenerative disease that is potentially going to eat enough holes in my brain that i'm going to lose the ability to walk, and i may lose the ability to see as well, that i am no longer able to view myself as strong, that i'm going to feel tired and incapable of doing all the things I want to do, that I won't be able to survive without drugs for the rest of my life - after telling me all this, you're SURPRISED that people with MS suffer depression? They'd have to be insane NOT to.

Yeah. I have to tell you, there's absolutely nothing like sitting in the living room, typing on your computer, and turning your head two inches to the right to catch something on the TV screen, and just THAT MUCH MOVEMENT makes you dizzy like you're going to fall out of your recliner.

And the best part is, no one out there knows what MS is. When I say "I have been diagnosed with MS," I get this vacant stare that you can clearly read as them thinking, "MS. I know that's bad, but i have no idea what to say, because i don't know what it is."

So, I want to start some social media to raise awareness. All of you out there without MS who bother to read this, can you please tell me what i could do to draw your awareness and make you care enough to read on?

Thanks in advance for feedback.

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