karanguni: (ROY kills)
  • While bureaucracy is very fun to write fic about, waiting 3 hours for a 2 minute interview at the American Embassy is not. D:
  • Discussing the philosophy of mathematics is a bit like a snake trying to eat it's own tail. *insert FMA reference here*
  • Retail therapy sort of fixes everything
  • On my to-read list:

    [x] Haruki Murakami - After Dark
    [x] Neil Gaiman - Coraline (WHY YES I AM SLOW ON THE UPTAKE)
    [] Homer - The Iliad books 12-24
    [] John Steinbeck - East of Eden
  • On my to-procure list:

    [] Terry Pratchett - Nation
  • On my to-complain list:

    [] Boss being unbearable
    [] Quitting now moving up on list of priorities


And, for fandom exercising, DIALOGUE MEME - comment with a character, a situation, a prompt, and I'll write you a one-line bit of dialogue! Feel free to PARRY/BANTER/COUNTER BACK. :D TARGET THE FOLLOWING FANDOMS FOR EXTRA POINTS: Discworld's Moist and Lu Tze books, Lucifer.

[edit] ALSO, everyone should go read today's xkcd, and then Wiki Erdos number, and THEN wiki Erdos-Bacon numbers (as in, Kevin-Bacon-the-actor Bacon), because that article is hilarious for the following paragraph:

The only ways a lower [Erdos-Bacon] number could be achieved would be: )

Also, the new Fullmetal Alchemist:

This is why I put off watching it for so long:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

*rocks back and forth* I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HURT ME, I KNEW HUGHES WOULD TAKE MY HEART AND STOMP ALL OVER IT LIKE IT WAS NOTHING; I KNEW THAT WATCHING HIM AND ROY AND GRACIA AND ELYSIA WAS GOING TO HURT; I KNEW THAT ED WAS GOING TO MAKE ME MENTALLY EXPLODE; I KNEW THAT IN SPITE OF LOVING OKAWA TORU FOREVER THAT MIKI SHIN WAS GOING TO TAKE ROY AND DEVELOP A FACET OF HIM THAT MAKES ME WANT HIS ROY AND OKAWA'S ROY TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM VIOLENTLY MAKING OUT AND AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH
karanguni: good god mccoy (BONES swears)
Only I would be able to live under the illusion that today is the 8th of June and not the 7th, thereby missing the [profile] remixredux9 signup deadline completely. Oh, brains, you do me such good turns. 8D Snap for busy days!

to-do before work after work at work:

[x] Pick up mathematics/aesthetics and give them a read through
[] Japanese notes/homework
[x] Get cheques done
[x] Email collaborator
[] pick up Lucifer

I AM AFRAID OF MY WORK EMAIL.

[edit] It took way too much time for me to open that combination safe. Way too much time.

[edit] I have work, and what do I do instead? I fix my CSS so that [livejournal.com profile] karanguni is more readable, I write posts about the Iliad in allcaps, and general Fail At Life(TM).

[edit] THINGS FOR WORK

[] email person #1
[] email person #2
[] draft document to leave in the mailbox of ViceBoss
tomorrow
[] call up person #3
karanguni: (GANDOR family)
With the irrational fuel of a human being forced to be pulled, like the tides, by the moon, I shall do this today:

[] Code [personal profile] sister_coyote's layout for LJ/IJ/DW
[] Write a triple bill across VII/Batman Beyond/Gundam Wing, jotting down ideas and random thoughts and Anger At The World on the etherpad, if you want to watch me work and point fingers/laugh.
[] Code up fic and archive it on And More Slow
[x] Read Estraven and quietly rock back and forth in my chair; the local news and the consciousness of the world makes me want to stand up and write and I am so afraid, somedays, of what-will-be-will-be. "Screw this, when I grow up I want to be like Rusty Ryan."

Also, fic writers/readers, what is your favourite font to read in, and what size?

I have recently been overcome with the strangest and most irrational love for Segoe UI, which is, yeah. Thanks, Microsoft.
karanguni: (Default)
CODING

[] Debug and troubleshoot the two existing layouts
[x] Code a bug-free headered fluid layout with a good comment system
[x] Code a bug-free fixed version of the fluid layout with a good comment system

[] Use that code to map out [personal profile] sister_coyote's layout

RANDOM AESTHETICS

[x] Test out a few different line-heights and pixel bits for Arial, Verdana, Lucida, Georgia, Helvetica, Times New Roman [note to self: tahoma 12 is huge, tahoma 11 is this default blinding; 14 px is way too high a line height for 11, sits well with 12; arial 11 is the tiny, arial 12 is larger but not blinding]
[x] Test out headers in Palatino, Impact, Times, Arial

WRITING

[] 0TP #1
[] Restorations #4

WORK

[] Pad up the research doc
[x] Email the lady

REPLYING

[x] Finish up memepost
[x] UPDATE Parameter journal!!!! And apologise for Mega Hiatus.

RL

[x] Lunch with the girls
[x] More Starbucks
karanguni: (BALTHIER works)
Back from my first real day of work; 7 hours of meetings and many awkward moments with my mainly Chinese-speaking fellow people (read: man-people, since 5/6 of them are male), but they're all nice. Except for the meetings. Dear lord, it doesn't matter how big the company is, bureaucracy is always evil, and no one ever grows up enough to not quarrel over petty details. D: You are all project managers, dudes, what's wrong with you? Allergies to efficiency? DDDDDDDD:


To relieve my brain and celebrate going on vacation for four days (hee hee, I get away with going on vacation the day after I start work?), I join the memesheep flock: request a drabble from any one of my fandoms, the more situational and hilarious the better. :D I will try and get it all out in between flailing madly at having to leave the country tomorrow evening with so much work still needing to be done.

Things to do tomorrow:

[] Testimonial for that teacher
[x] Email that PR person
[x] Pack a bag so that you do not go forward unclothed


Things to do when I get home:

[] Subscribe to mobile broadband; this is no longer an option, this is a necessity
[] Layouts
[] Update Roads Diverged + new layout for it
[] DREAMWIDTH I have this irrational fear that, since I will be away on the 30th of May, someone will SWOOP IN AND TAKE MY USERNAME, which is insane, and probably more a reaction to having to sleep in the same room as my parents for the May Day Holiday than anything else.



Oh, but I come here a-spamming tonight: I'm thinking of taking up an MMO - never played one before in my life - and am going to try (the very free, from downloads to playing) Granado Espada, which looks wicked cool. Anyone want to join up with?

\o\

Apr. 26th, 2009 04:34 pm
karanguni: (RAHM chibi)
\o\ things for today:

  • Got a new microphone set = no more skype fail!
  • Boss did not say "start from blank" re: draft 3! Boss also showing human side!
  • Parents possibly taking us out for dinner!


/o\ things for today:

  • Almost died buying new mic!
  • Boss still wants edits! \o More rhetorically-driven education coming up at 9pm tonight!
  • Sleeping at 7am and waking at 12pm = not good!


"Augh DO THIS NOW" things for today:

  • [x] CSS fixes for friend
  • [x] MORE DRAFTS
  • [x] Pauper AU
  • [x] Left Hand fic
  • [] Potentially traumatising tentacle fic for the sake of Motivation and Crack Relief
  • [x] Methos (Dude, dude, Peter Wingfield is born on my birthday (um, day, not year) and shares my strange watch wearing habits! This makes me ridiculously excited! For happy, mindless, fangirly reasons! SPRINGTIME OF MY YOUTH.)


"Augh DO THIS BEFORE YOU LEAVE ON WEDNESDAY" things:

  • [] Layout draft to [livejournal.com profile] sister_coyote
  • [] Layout draft to [livejournal.com profile] mjules
  • [x] MAKE SITE GO LIVE. SEE SITE RUN, RUN SITE RUN


Time to chug the caffeine.

Though maybe only after some sleep.
karanguni: (CLAIRE is amazed)
Lots of things are churning in the ficbin, but nothing's ready to be shown to the big bad world yet. \o A couple of teasers/random thoughts:

Final Fantasy VII: Restorations III

Every time I embark upon a multiparter, my first thought is you are such a lazy bastard and then the next is oh my god what have you got yourself into now? It's kind of freaky that Restorations, in spite of being slow and short and snail-like, has evolved into a new category of STOP OH GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING. Next up: reverse-colonialisation, Reeve being a better politician than the whole world combined, Rufus getting his ass summarily handed to him by the irony gods, Tseng v. Past v. Present, and Wutai Existing For Us To Make Stuff Up About It.

Batfic: pauper!AU

  1. Dick and Bruce argue for great profit
  2. Why does this sound like every other Batfic in the universe?
  3. Oh, and Harvey Dent.


Gundam Wing

Zechs/Treize, because I NEED TO WRITE THIS SO BAD. I've this bad feeling that I'm going to need 8 hours in front of my episodes with a notepad and a few flowcharts before I get to writing it with any measure of confidence, though. But the nature of prediction! The ETERNITY OF FRIENDSHIP. Treize's blatant inability to keep his hands to himself! Zechs versus magnanimity versus monogamy! \o/!!

Antique Bakery

I am so stalled on this one, but Tachibana needs to go get (way)laid, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] voksen and the good nation of Korea.

Vassalord

This needs a pimp post all on its own. Suffice to say: vampires (in a good way), no clear seme/uke relationship, no clear BL, NANAO CHRONO, mindfuckery on a level that I only wish I could emulate, and lots and lots and lots and lots of fun.

Here, go read scans, or head to [livejournal.com profile] ivory_and_horn's IJ pimp post.


Series I've finished ploughing my way through sans mercy or humility watching:

x Peacemaker Kurogane (uh, what)
x Kuroshitsuji (I like Sebastian's clothes better than I like the plot)

Any recs, guys? :D? Anything? Good historical stuff would totally rock my boat.



Also, I am pimping out this course that [livejournal.com profile] shadowwaker is doing. Please do head to this post if you want to sign up! I'll leave the objectives under a cut, but there are loads more details on that post than there are here, so please do go check it out. ♥

Anyone up for Creative Writing-ness? )
karanguni: (uh HAWKEYE)
Instructions for a Goode and Produktive lyfe:

1. WAKE UP GRAB A BRUSH AND PUT A LITTLE MAKEUP
2. Stretch, tumble out of bed, change.
3. Go to breakfast with your Getters.
4. Enduphavingonehourconversationaboutstockmarkets,commoditiesandderivatives with your Getter (M).
5. Roll back into the house.
6. Work.
7. GET DOWN
8. WAKE UP GRAB A BRUSH AND PUT A LITTLE MAKEUP

THINGS I STILL OWE PEOPLE THIS WEEK MONTH

[x] Script #1 (THIS Sunday, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
[x] Attainment of Cash (Monday)
[] Script #2 (Thursday)
[] LJ layout (Wednesday)
[x] Formal website layout (Sunday)

SCREAM IF YOU WANNA GO FASTER, BABY SMALL CHILD.

Off to read philosophy for a bit. \o\

*yawns*

Jan. 28th, 2009 10:23 am
karanguni: (BONTEN is sleepy)
Slept at 550am. Failed to get up at 8am to send off people who were staying over. Bad K. Now is 1030am. Brilliant day outside, by the looks of it - golden light, lack of climate control, v. little reason to roll out of bed. Grabbing a few hours more sleep before:

[x] reaccumulating and recalculating New Finances (TM)
[x] emailing people I need to email with things that are emails/phone calls
[x] visiting the post office to yibber things off to people
[x] getting new stationery
[x] giving flist its Presents
[] sleeping early and not dying tomorrow

Excitedface here; Tsengfic will be forthcoming over the next few days - I can't believe I haven't written since November, what - and and and stuff. EXCITING, NON DRUNK ON LACK OF SLEEP KINDA STUFF.

*sad* Though, with half the family gone and those guests no longer around and the BF too busy for anything and all the RL people as obsessed with work and getting things right as I am, it's... pretty lonely down here, post-celebrations.
karanguni: (STEWART chibi)
Need to run out the door soon, and I have not:

- Taken that bath
- Eaten any lunch
- Printed out that spreadsheet
- Visited that neighbour


But I have:

- Participated in #yulechat inspired madness which will hopefully come to (NOT HOPEFULLY, I'M SORRY - DEFINITELY) life in July. Oh god.
- Done absolutely nothing else.

I am going to:

- Hell
- Flail around headlessly for a bit
- Die of exhaustion by the end of tonight

- Pretend that I didn't sign up for a fucking government meeting on Tuesday
- Do the above, just one more time for great justice
- Get that charity work done before the charity work does me

In the meantime I am:

- Desperately tired
- Desperately high
- But still desperately tired

And I want to:

- Catch up with my real life, which is getting un-caught-up with
- Hug a thousand people
- Sleep all day
- Code all night

But I will settle for:

- Screaming quietly
karanguni: (LUCIFER morningstar)
This is me attempting to find a life/fandom balance. 8DDD

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A universe of unmapped grief and love
And new master light is beyond
The pleiades and plow and southern stars.

O soaring
Icarus of outworld, burn bright
The traceries of known skymarks,
Slide the highway planets behind
Your clear waxed wings.

Go conquer the everywhere left
Beyond your sad confinement
In a predicted bonehouse,
Witch thrown riddle of flesh
And water.

O soar until nothing
remains but great glittering holes
In the black godspun shirt over your head.

- John Fairfax