cicer: (Blue girl)
Halloween mischief meme )

I like how [ profile] telophase apparently created an unholy monstrosity from herself. Possibly while still TP'd. XD Also, I am very sorry to hear that [ profile] louiselux is now undead, and also an army unto herself.

Trick-or-treat meme )

Goddammit it, [ profile] louiselux! This is the THIRD YEAR I have gotten a wet rag from you! And [ profile] daegaer, this is the third time you've tricked me too, and the second time you've given me a broken balloon! *cries*
cicer: (Wondering)
Nicked from [ profile] hydr0phobia

_ Pick your birth month.
_ Strike out anything that doesn't apply to you.
_ Bold (or italicize) the five-ten that best apply to you.
_ Copy to your own journal, with all twelve months under a lj-cut.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

...Ha ha! Okay, so almost all of these are true. I might quibble on a few, though; for example, does 'homely' mean 'relating to the home', i.e. homey? Or does it mean 'physically plain'? Because I'd agree with the former, but not so much with the latter. *laughs* Also, it's a bit hard to judge some of these. I like to think I have 'high abilities' and that I'm 'unique and brilliant', but I dunno. Also, not so sure about 'fine and strong clairvoyance'. If it means 'perceptive' then, yes, once again, I like to think so. But if it means 'possesing ESP', then sadly no.

Rest of the months are down here )
cicer: (Best part of waking up?)
I've been a bit scarce lately, mostly because I've spent the last few days hiding under my bedcovers, wallowing in self-pity and pretending that I don't have to go back to school next week. *whines* I know I'm behaving like a five-year-old, but darn it, I'm not ready to go back! I like this business of sleeping in late and spending the rest of the day reading and doing various dumb time-wasting things. Also, I have to take math and science classes this semester, sob. Still, it's probably for the best that I'm being forced to get back into a routine and do some kind of work, since I've been just obscenely lazy this summer. Really, it's kind of appalling. I haven't accomplished a damn thing. Sigh. So, it's back to the salt mines next Tuesday. At least I get to indulge myself in my very favorite things in the whole world: new school supplies! Mmm, fresh pencils and notebooks.

In Saiyuki-related news, I am totally asdfkjalkdsfj over the latest Reload chapters. Just. Adsdfkjhaj. *flails* I have absolutely no idea what's going on, but it is awesome, and I'm totally digging it. Honestly, at this point, if Minekura just had the characters stand around and read the phone book to each other, I would still love it. ♥ Does anybody have any idea when the next volume of Reload might be coming out? I couldn't find the release date anywhere, so I imagine it's not for a while. Boo. I really, really want to get an official English translation of the latest chapters.

Last week I saw Brideshead Revisited, which was okay, and The Dark Knight, which was sheer concentrated awesome with a delicious awesome filling, covered in awesome sauce. In short: Heath Ledger's Joker is the most fantastically, terrifyingly, charmingly psychotic thing ever. Also, A+ explosions and special effects. Also, Aaron Eckhart is very, very pretty. Epic movie is, indeed, epic.

And finally, because I am bored, and desperately searching for things to distract me from the imminent fall semester, haiku meme! Give me a character or pairing, and a word/object, and I will write you a haiku. Ask for as many as you like, quality not guaranteed, void where prohibited, etc. Go!
cicer: (Mmm delicious beverage)
I am home! And finally settled in enough to answer the meme I offered in my last post, oops. Sorry folks, I got distracted unpacking (and delighting in my high-speed internet connection. Oh, wireless internet, never leave me again!). Also, this whole no-bugs thing is really, really awesome. Eee, my home! I missed it!

Anyway, onto the meme! [ profile] vom_marlowe asked me about recipes... )

[ profile] vom_marlowe also asked about shoes )

[ profile] lady_ganesh asked about clothes )

[ profile] gredelity asked about first fandoms )

Aaand that's about all I got for now. I do have other things I want to chat and squee about, particularly Saiyuki and Vassalord. So I'll be back, same bat-time, same bat-channel!
cicer: (Eeee! ♥)
Good news (for me)! I have decided to head on home early, ahead of my parents, so we switched my ticket. I'm flying home Tuesday, back to my glorious, glorious high-speed internet! Yay! I am very happy about this. I totally have cabin fever out here in the boonies. And the dial-up is Just Not Working for me. And the bugs. Oh, lordy, the bugs. I've enjoyed this trip immensely, but I am so very ready to go home. Whee!

To celebrate my imminent return to LJ land, a meme stolen from [ profile] grendelity.

Everyone has things they journal about.

Everyone has things they don't journal about.

Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't journal about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: last movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on lima beans, favorite type of underwear, etc.
cicer: (Scattered leaves)
I sneak in, ninja-like, from my isolation in the woods! How are you all doing? Have I missed anything important? I'm been hijacking my father's computer to skim my friendslist every few days, so hopefully I haven't missed anything too exciting.

I'm still compiling my thoughts on my recent re-read of Saiyuki, so in the meantime, have a meme!

Give me the name of a series you know I know (if you're not sure if I know it, just ask) and I'll fill in the meme below.

One True Pairing Ship:
Canon Ship:
"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship:
"You are one sick bastard" Ship:
"I dabble a little" Ship:
"It's like a car crash" Ship:
"Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship:
"Makes no canon sense but why the Hell not" Ship:
"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship:
"When all is said and done" Ship:
cicer: (This sounded much better in my head)


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!

Horrors! I got a higher score than when I took this via the screenshots on [ profile] telophase's journal, though. That time, I only got a 25, mostly because I skipped several of the questions that directly related to already being a wife or mother. This time I tried to guess what I'd do if I were a wife/mother, so my score improved a bit. Apparently I still suck as a 30s wife, though! Oh noes!

Also, I took the 30s husband test, just for fun.


As a 1930s husband, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!

This one took even more guessing, since I had to pretend I was not only married and a parent, but a man. XD I also saw a marked improvement on this one, though. The first time I took it I only got a 65! Still, I would obviously make a much better 1930s husband than a 1930s wife.

Also! I know several of you out there on my flist have had birthdays in the past couple days! Happy birthday to [ profile] lady_ganesh and [ profile] scribblemoose, and to anyone else who may have had a birthday who I might have shamefully forgotten! Hope all you birthday kids had a great one!
cicer: (Oops)
AUGH. The sequel to Embarazado, which I intended to finish and post in the last few days, is taking more time than I'd planned. As a result, I've totally missed my own Mpreg Week. There are no words for how much I suck. It'll be done by tomorrow, I swear. *fails epicly*

In the realm of good news, I've been doing quite a bit of writing over the past couple days, though things haven't been going as quickly as I would have liked. However, I had a touch of a tummy bug a few days ago, and now my mother has it. Unfortunuately she seems to have it a lot worse than I did, poor thing. So in between feeling punk and playing nursemaid, I've been a little distracted. I meant to post some of my thoughts on the latest chapter of Saiyuki, but forgot to do so. Fortunuately, there's already a lively discussion going on over at [ profile] louiselux's journal, specifically here! I plan to dive in as soon as I can get my brain ramblings into a form that will make sense to other people.

Also! That quotes meme is making the rounds again, so I'm nicking it from [ profile] lisa_bee

Quotination! )

Additionally, I want to do that 'ask me about my writing' thing. If anybody has any questions about any of my stories and wants clarification or commentary, or is curious about my writing process/techniques, ask away! I would like to navel-gaze.

All I Need

May. 19th, 2008 05:44 pm
cicer: (Que?)
Music meme yoinked from [ profile] devikun.

The rules are thus:
1. Put Your iTunes, Windows Media Player, ETC on Shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
5. Put this on your journal.

Memememememe )

One final down, three more to go! Wish me luck!
cicer: (I shall poke him with a stick)
Today, I was accosted by a strange and powerful urge to write a story about pirates. ...I am not quite sure what to make of this, really. In the meantime, memes!

First up, picture meme! )

Also, another meme, nicked from [ profile] hydr0phobia. Sixty Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me )

Answers to that Fifteen Characters meme forthcoming, as soon as my sinuses unclog long enough for me to think straight for more than fifteen minutes. Sob.
cicer: (Hey dudes hey dudes)
...Oh heck, please don't tell me it's already been over two weeks since I last posted. Goshdarnit, time needs to stop going so fast! Also, Higher Education needs to stop infringing the time I need for Important Things like perusing the internet and starting discussions about vital and profound matters like what sort of underwear Gojyo would wear in a particular AU I'm am fiddling with. I mean, these things are serious business, and yet I am stuck reading copious amounts of literature about extremely dull and pedantic matters. It's like the universe has no sense of priorities, really.

Oh, and happy belated Valentine's Day/Singles Awareness Day to all! I hope you all had a pleasant time with your loved ones if you celebrate, and an at-least-bearable time if you don't. I didn't do much myself, though I did treat myself to pizza and chocolate so it definitely qualified as a Good Night. Mm, pizza.

To follow up on stuff I mentioned a couple posts ago (because I know you are all desperately interested in my daily life) I am continuing my noble attempts at gardening. It's going about as well as it always doe, which is to say not well at all. Oh well. Fiddling around in the dirt is fun anyway, even if I do have a black thumb. Also, I have been exercising on a fairly regular basis! I have not perished yet, which is a great surprise to me, but a pleasant one. I walked ten days in the last four weeks. I estimate I've walked a little over twenty miles total. I'm no triathlete, granted, but I think that's not too shabby. I'll try and keep it up.

And now, a meme snagged from [ profile] lady_ganesh!

Seven Habits/Quirks That I Have )

And because I am strangely tempted to take pictures, another meme: tell me something (or a couple somethings) that you would like me to take a picture of and I will post it to my journal!

...Aaaand because I did this one the last time I did the picture meme, plus I need more things to force me to post more frequently than once-a-fortnight, one last meme!

1) Make a list of 15 characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment. (That way you're not leading the questions asked to fit the characters.)
2) Ask your flist to post questions in the comments. For example: "4, 6, 12 & 15 are starting a band together, what is their name and what kind of music do they play? Also, who's the lead singer, and what instruments do the others play?"
3) After your flist has asked enough questions, round them up and answer them using the 15 characters you selected beforehand, and then post them.

My list is made, now give me questions!

ETA: Almost forgot. [ profile] rheasilvia and [ profile] toscas_kiss, I got your cards in the mail! Thank you, they're lovely!
cicer: (Baby I want that too)
[ profile] daeger, [ profile] bladderwrack, [ profile] grendelity, and [ profile] trensaddtiction, I got your cards! Thank you! Sorry for not mentioning it sooner! They are all lovely, and brought much holiday cheer! ♥

Now, another New Years meme, this time nicked from [ profile] vom_marlowe and [ profile] scribblemoose.

2007: Year in Review )

Much love and blessings to all in 2008! Happy New Year!
cicer: (Que?)
Well, the year's about over and done, so I suppose it's time for the end-of-year writing meme!

What I Wrote This Year )
cicer: (cherry-chan)
I are done with all my classes! Yay! I have to finish one more paper and turn it in, but I can do that via e-mail and it's not due till Monday. And all my formal finals are over! *boogies* Congrats to all of you who have finished with your semester, and good luck to those of you still struggling with the last few days. Hang in there!

Now, I must turn my attention to Christmas shopping. I've bought everything for everyone except my father, who is absolutely impossible to buy for. Sob. I'll have to hit the mall this weekend to find him some presents, I guess. Orz, malls and Christmas time. Pray for me, good people.

I've finished almost all the holiday cards for those of you who requested one! I sent out the first batch yesterday, and will try and get the rest out within the next couple days. So you can expect your cards relatively soon!

And now, I have a cautionary tale to tell you all. I shall call it Why A Roomful Of Writers Should Not Be Allowed To Do Anything Ever. The setting is, naturally, my creative writing workshop. On the last day of the class, we all bring in stuff for a potluck. It has become traditional for someone to bring in some hot peppers and for most of us to take a turn gulping one down. It's...sort of a hazing ritual, really. But it's fun! In previous years, we have enjoyed watching one another go red in the face, gulp water, and escaped with only slightly scalded mouths. But not this year, I'm afraid. This time, someone had the bright idea to bring in Habenero peppers. Most people elected to take a small nibble of the pepper and sweated copiously. A couple of us, who apparently not too bright, downed a pepper in one bite.

To make a long story short, I am pretty sure we are not allowed to do this anymore. Because, um, quite a few people got sick. As in, vomiting-in-a-trashcan sick. The worst part is, most of us kept eating the damn things even after other people sucsumbed to the pain and begged us not to make the same mistake they had. But nobody listened. So we were all in extreme pain by the end of class, but it did not deter us from discussing the stories and poems we would work this experience into. We are a strange people.

And now, to celebrate my freedom, memes!

Nicked from [ profile] daegaer: Comment here and ask me ANYTHING about any fandom I'm involvedin/have been involved in. Controversial or innocent, silly or serious,ask and you'll get my honest opinion on the subject [to the best of myknowledge/ability].

General fandom questions are also allowed, but nothing about actual people IN fandom, please.

Nicked from [ profile] louiselux and [ profile] vom_marlowe: Give me two characters from different fandoms you know I'm familiarwith, and I'll give you a dialogue happening between the two of them.Without justifying how the crossover would work, how their worldsclashed, or how they could even meet each other. Just a silly crossoverconversation with no backstory, for fun.

I may not get to this for a few days, as I will probably still be caught up in remaining school stuff and holiday preparation, but I will get to them eventually! Sorry for everyone I have failed to respond to recently, life has just been a little crazy. But soon it shall all be over. Only a couple more days.
cicer: (walk in the rain)
Oh my god, you stupid fic, just end already! I thought I'd be able to finish you today, but you're still going. Dammit. *bangs head on keyboard* Curse you, [ profile] cicer's-inability-to-write-anything-under-3,000-words. You are a pain in my behind, and probably the reason why I never finish anything these days. Arg.

I shall distract myself with a meme.

Nicked from somebody on my friendsfriends list. See if you can figure out what they're from. Bear in mind that if you can't, I will bug you about how much you need to see the ones you don't recognize. :D I tried not to pick too obvious ones, but I think they're still pretty well-known.

Ten Pop Culture References You Expect Your Nearest and Dearest to Get:

1. Who's the more foolish: The fool, or the fool who follows him?
2. You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!
3. Life after death is as improbable as sex after marriage.
4. See, I'm dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly.
5. No, thank you. We don't want any more visitors, well-wishers, or distant relations.
6. Never send a human to do a machine's job.
7. The Burger Lord pathfinder salesmen had been shot 25 minutes after setting foot in France.
8. You don't have to stay anywhere forever.
9. Things used to be pretty simple. A hundred years, just hanging out, feeling guilty. Really honed my brooding skills.
10. It's called a sense of humor - you should get one - they're nice.
cicer: (walk in the rain)
Nicked from [ profile] daegaer and [ profile] trensaddiction: When you see this, post a little weensy excerpt from as many random works-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y.

The one with Tachibana and Ono )

The one with Sanzo and Gojyo )

The one with baby!Gojyo )

The one with amnesiac!youkai!Hakkai )

The one where Sanzo remembers his childhood )

The one where Hakkai is jealous )

The really long casino AU )

The genderfuck mpreg which will never ever be finished )

Guess who really need to get off her lazy butt and finish some of these? Yeah, that would be me. Eep. *shuffles off to open MS Word*
cicer: (sketchy Sanzo)
In all the hubbub of the past few weeks, I completely forgot about a few questions people gave me back when I was doing the 'Five Questions' meme! Well, better late than never, right?

trensaddiction asked... )

louiselux asked… )
cicer: (Bite Me)
I've recently asked several people to ask me questions in the question meme that's been making the rounds. And here are the answers! If you'd like me to ask you questions in return, just ask!

Scribblemoose asked... )

Vom_marlowe asked... )

Also, I'm nicking the screenshot meme I've seen all over the place lately, most recently from [ profile] scribblemoose: Comment here and ask me to take a screenshot of anything you want to see on my computer. It could be the most embarrassing thing I have a file of, a specific picture, my bookmarks folder, porn, my email account, whatever you want! Go for it

Stealing the four things meme from [ profile] lady_ganesh, too:

My four... )
cicer: (bang)
I feel the desire to do something fun and creative, but all my writing is sadly stalled and I am motivation-less. In an attempt to remedy this, I am resurrecting Ye Olde Haiku Meme. Give me a character/pairing and a word/object, and I will write you a haiku. You can give as many prompts as you like. Request one, pleeeeease! Er, but please note that I am no great poet, so quality is not guaranteed.

For the curious, previous versions of the haiku meme can be found here, here, and here.
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