Nngh...

Aug. 16th, 2007 07:17 pm
everlastingsoul: (Soul Eater)
I need more coherent subject lines.

So I haven't been as active or talkative (or as I've been trying to be) as usual lately. I had a final portfolio due today and I had to give a presentation this morning -- so that's why I've been preoccupied. Gonna continue being proccupied while I write this paper for my internship. But that's due tomorrow, so I'm ... gonna take my time writing it.

Speaking of my internship, my contract's been extended for another three months. So I'm still with the company until December. Hmm.

I'm annoyed at myself that I've been splurging with my newfound "wealth." Two six hundred dollar purchases in two months. Yeesh. I really should be saving this money.

In other news, I've been listening to the same song for the last two days and I keep thinking of Albert and Chris. The song doesn't even fit a relationship between them, but I just imagine lovely little scenes that don't really fit their character. Guess that's what I get for adoring such a crack couple. But it's my crack couple, and I love it.
everlastingsoul: (Rufus - Calculating)
So we're more than halfway through the summer quarter and I haven't started either of my projects to graduate. D'oh. I need to start thinking about them.

What Fantasy Archetype Are you?

 

The Unlikely Hero
You are the Unlikely Hero! Others like you are Frodo (Lord of The Rings), Young Aurthur (arthurian Legend), Luke Skywalker (Star Wars), Peter/Susan/Edmund/Lucy (Narnia), Richard Mayhew (Neverwhere), Harry Potter (Harry Potter) and Richard Cypher (Wizard's first Rule). You were happy to just live out your life as a peaceful schoolboy/farmer/wood's guide. But alas, greatness was thrust upon you. Don't let the hordes of The Totally Wicked Villain get you down, you have your Seasoned Veteran Friend to protect you and you almost always end up with the Pillar-of-Strength Love interest. Heed you Mentor well and keep your chin up, hero! You are simple, humble and kind but possess great potential for truly inspirational heroism, bravery and strength in dark times.
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Graduation

Jun. 9th, 2007 11:50 pm
everlastingsoul: (Prince Falenas)
So the graduation ceremony was today at 10 AM. I woke up around 7, fell asleep until 7:30, napped somewhere between 7:50 to 8:20 and then started getting ready around 8:30.

Yeah, I'm not much for preparations.

The ceremony was really short; an hour long, including the 30-min social before the actual reading of names. My older brother and his girlfriend surprised me with a flower lei, a bouquet, and a giant grad balloon. *sighs happily* It was a nice affair. It's kinda odd to go through the ceremony even when I'll still show up once in awhile during the summer. I think.

Yesterday was my last day at CELT; we had an undergraduate party and I got an Amazon gift certificate. My little brother suggested using it to buy the last Harry Potter book.

Spent the majority of the day at one of my uncle's houses for a graduation party. One of my cousins got me a briefcase and a blazer, then threw in a pair of matching shoes. One of my aunts gave me a nice purse. And I got a lot of grad money. Lots of checks.

And my older brother gave me Odin Sphere, since I tried it last night and enjoyed it profusely (despite dying umpteen times against Belial). Aaron, one of my cousins, showed me an alchemy trick to try once I start gathering up a lot of Materials.

My room's a mess. I need to seriously clean once all of this graduation stuff winds down. I've still gotta go back to my party tomorrow. >_>
everlastingsoul: (Demyx - Oooh dots)
First off, I got the internship offer. Only took nine weeks. Yeow. I just need stuff in writing. I'm giddy at the idea that I'll be getting security cards, an ID badge, and all that swanky big corporation stuff. >_> Thank you to everyone that's wished me luck or congratulated me in some way. ^^

We're not moving out of the apartment. Well, as a family, we decided on that. I need to talk to management on Tuesday to see if we can extend our lease a few months while my internship is in effect. If I get a full-time position, I'll probably end up moving in September.

We went to dim sum and then bouldering (read: rock climbing without needing equipment) today. It took the entire day, but I guess I had fun. I'm pretty sure my upper torso (arms especially) is going to hurt like hell tomorrow. I couldn't even do things that required clenching my hands, like opening bottles or boxes. If I was more fit, I think I'd like climbing, though.

I'm gonna be going home between the end of class and graduation. I need to learn how to drive. Sigh.

Kingdom Hearts has eaten my brain. I've been slowly building the foundations of another fanfic (another epic, natch) with a big old AU stamp on it. I've written enough of it to come to the conclusion that I suck at writing Axel. Lovely.

Speaking of KH fanfics, there's also inspiration for Zexion vs. Albert Silverberg. Oh dear, oh dear.

And here's me writing straight to this entry with a time limit of ten minutes )

Ahahahaha!

May. 24th, 2007 02:26 pm
everlastingsoul: (LexVexZex - Sci-ent-ist)
I CAN BREATHE.

I got my 30-min presentation on PHP done today. T__T I kept 20/35-min. napping throughout last night because I was finishing my slides up until the minute I left to walk to class. So I winged the entire presentation. There was discussion. And me nitpicking my slides. And a lot of questions.

And the instructor said I did a great job.

T____T <--- Tears of JOY

I ended up being the only one going that day because the two last presenters had issues; one got into an accident on Tuesday (and is on crutches now, ow) and the other still has technical stuff to work out for the MySQL/PHP setup.

So class got out early, and I sat in the lab with Rose, Jen, and Mark. It was really nice to relax. Then 403 was just course evaluations and discussing our papers due next week, so ... yeah, I had fun telling the department newbies about interviews, classes, and other fun things. From there, we went to Agua Verde near the waterfront, and I just got home from there.

I've still got a lot of work to do; editing for posTComm, the Flickr documentation, the VW campaign for 412, and papers for 403 and 438... But you know what? I'm going to kick back and catch up on sleep and video games for now. x__x Yessss...

And I'm supposed to hear back about the job today. If I don't, I'll be annoyed.
everlastingsoul: (Luc - Without words)
American Idol. One word: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

I've got my interview tomorrow. And a discussion to lead. And--dammit--I think I'll need to sit around and have the poster printed for the research symposium.

I want school to just be OVER. *sighs*

Tiiiired...

May. 9th, 2007 01:32 pm
everlastingsoul: (Rufus - Calculating)
I feel so stressed right now. I've got articles to write and presentations to prepare and projects to help out with and stupid help procedures to edit and a friggin' research group to manage... ARGH.

But the good news...
-- I've bought my graduation ring and announcements.
-- I've been invited to a grad party. Will go for dinner, not for the drinking binge after.
-- I can still do the senior portfolio over the summer.
-- I've been asked for a second on-site interview with T-Mobile.

That last one alone is enough to make me jump and dance with glee. But I won't. Hopefully.
everlastingsoul: (Leon - His Fate)
So I helped out with the Engineering Open House all day today. I'm finally off and going to do a bit of work before going back to the apartment. Then we're going out to karaoke tonight. Not a bad Friday.

I've got crappy homework due, though. Ugh. I need to make another style template for stupid 407 and actually do my coding for 438. *coughs* And hopefully James will get back to me about the presentations we're supposed to do. (30 minutes on coding technology? I'm gonna die.)

Kingdom Hearts has proven to be a decent muse. I've got the entire Organization crowding in my head; once in awhile, Vexen blows something up and reminds me how freakishly green his eyes are, or Luxord stresses the ni in Organization, or Xigbar turns his guns into a sniper rifle... *sighs happily* And the crack in the fandom is nice after thinking too hard with the Suikoden fandom.

Of course, when I have the opportunity to get any doujinshi I want comes up, the first thing that comes to mind is "Alllllbert." Funny how that works, huh?
everlastingsoul: (Sarah - Whatever it takes)
Career Fair today. I made the mistake of wearing shoes that are a little loose and thus make my toes hurt like hell when I walk for a long time. And then I got lost on south campus, walking behind the hospital for all of 25 minutes. Then I went back uphill towards the lab and walked through a bit of a cherry blossom storm.

Distracted me from my aching feet at least.

Oh, I forgot to mention that, in getting lost, I missed a class. Whoopee. At least I finished my value added assignment and turned it in beforehand. Otherwise I'd be in trouble, I think.

Apparently it was pretty obvious that I looked very tired; Rose and Jen both said as much. Sigh. I sat in an STC meeting for what felt like hours (but it was more like one hour, I think), then went up to the research lab to just veg. Bleh. But Wai asked if I'd do some content and transition button-pushing stuff and that's what I've been doing. Could be worse, yeah?

Still need to go to the Career Fair. And lead the research meeting today. Gotta stay awake.
everlastingsoul: (Do I look like I care?)
This is a familiar feeling. It's even stronger than back in high school. It's really, really bad to not care at this level of education, but ... uh, I really couldn't care less about one of my classes this quarter. It's necessary to graduate and all that, but ... yeah, I don't care about the instructor, the course, or learning anything in it. x__x

I can't wait to have enough time to write again. Writing is a bloody process for me now--sitting down, imagining the idea mentally for umpteen minutes, writing notes for an hour, and then ... not writing. >_> Sigh.

Maybe I should start my little Story Ideas doc again. I stopped sometime after the Digimon buzz died down (*cringes*), even though there were Suikoden and FF ideas there, too. Whatever gets the ideas flowing again, right? Like the weird little muses popping up. Mad little OrIon makes me think scary thoughts, for one. Ienzo is making me climb the walls with the different ways to interpret him. And Zegram is standing in the corner exuding his "HO HA, I AM XIAHOU DUN--BUT NOT!" aura. ... And now I'm thinking about Xiahou Dun. Hooooot.

I've been reading RP logs in the time I should be doing homework but really don't feel like doing anything which is depressingly often. Makes me glad to have had mostly positive experiences with RPGs. Also makes me very aware of how good some of these premises can get. Especially with huge casts of characters that are willing to interact beyond fandoms. They're hard to manage and everything, but ... they're very appealing when done well.
everlastingsoul: (Redheaded wizard)
So, I'm done with classes for the quarter. I intend to use the time replaying Suikoden and Suikoden II, RPing, writing, and chatting. And that's when I'm not off maybe-learning-to-drive and working. I really want to know if our abstract was accepted into the symposium, and I've forgotten when to expect an acceptance/rejection e-mail.

In other news, I finally updated my AIM on my profile page and added a link to my entry tags. I personally like going through my old entry tags dear god they need to be updated and reorganized, and I thought I'd make them available for people that might want to hunt down my drabbles and fics.

Fics that are pecking at my brain (all Suikoden unless noted):
Move Along
Shards
Healing ~ False Dawn
Half a dozen drabble/ficlet/vignette things for my Silverberg collection (Sana-Albert fic, Yuber-Leon, Yuber-Albert, young Albert-Caesar, AlbertII-Tir-Gremio, spirit talk)
Guide My Hand
everlastingsoul: (Leon - Shiny Eyes)
Since I've got a much larger range of muses now, I thought this would be fun. Feel free to ask RP/story-specific questions, too.

Ask any character I write for/as a question. I'll get him/her to answer it for you.

Just one more day of classes left for this quarter. I've got a decent grade on one final already, but the other one so far ... ugh. Damn that class. Visual information is the last one--let's hope I can secure my 4.0 there.
everlastingsoul: (Legretta - Nothing to regret)
Soooo... Characters responding to crack situations: comedy gold. Characters responding to breaking of fourth wall: too much awesome for the awesome scale.

Sync will continue blaming the landmass. Because his emo's been utterly crushed. Still need to finish the pime tarodox-ed event with Anise... Anise gets to see Ion again, even if she doesn't know it's not Ion and instead Ion-Ion, eh heh. And Leon invaded and vowed to electrocute Stahn. Ahahaha!

Avoria War is pretty cool, too. Legretta gets to kick ass and Ion's out getting himself in trouble evenwhenhepromisedJadehewouldntooooops. Fonic artes need to stay unlocked.

Plans for tonight: relax, relax, relax. I have the whooole weekend to do things (which I doubt I will do >_>) and Fridays need to be calmer as a whole. Maybe we'll go get takeout and play with my brother's cats (cat named Zoe and kitten named Chloe)... Maybe I'll sit with my birds and play The Sims: Life Stories all night (yaaay for it FINALLY WORKING)...

Just one class and the weekend starts...

Ahhhh....

Mar. 1st, 2007 04:10 am
everlastingsoul: (Leon - side profile)
Yaaaaay. Website-that-is-25%-of-my-grade is finished. Boooo, I have to do an editing assignment and scan it by ... 5 pm. Blaaah, I need to redo my typography analysis for Friday lest I look like a complete dumbass if/when I present.

Adri, I apologize, but the package is gonna take awhile to get over there. =\ I'm sure you'll like it, though. ^^
everlastingsoul: (Redheaded wizard)
So. How does one get rid of the uncomfortable feeling that a member of the department staff does not like you? Especially when said staff has quite a bit of sway in the department and you have to deal with them on a regular basis? Friends are surprised to hear me voice this ("Why would you think that?"), so I really wonder if I'm just paranoid. I'm just getting this stony vibe overall.

In other news ... uh... We have two more baby lovebirds at home. They haven't been named yet, but they're old enough to poke their heads out of the nestbox now. I'm hoping my sister doesn't play with them the same way she played with Sweetie; Sweetie's idea of playing now is biting really, really hard and not stepping up. Ugh.
everlastingsoul: (Leon - His Fate)
Guess what came in today? One word, four syllables, ends with "ga." :P Tokunaga's smaller than I thought, but it's really cute (in that creepy stitchy kind of way). My additional headpiece was the Prince from Katamari Damacy.

I hope I can get some decent sleep the rest of the week. My body clock's been waking me up at 9 every day no matter what time I go to sleep (yeah, three hours of sleep is really wonderful).

Finished the first draft for the abstract today.
Settled on the five points I'm gonna use for the presentation on Thursday. Still need to make PowerPoint slides.
Argh. I hope I can finish the object coding before arbitrating tomorrow.

Hn...

Feb. 12th, 2007 05:09 am
everlastingsoul: (Sialeeds - The Queen's Knight)
So ... I've got a lot of crap to do this week. Interview to do and paper to finish today, abstract to write for Tuesday, arbitration to do with Alice on Wednesday (maybe??), group presentation to give on designing for foreign countries on Thursday... Add to that homework, work, meetings, and writing articles and transcripts for the newsletter before I start letting people down. (whyamIsomuchmorescaredoftheViceChairthantheDepartmentChair?? ~_~)

Tried Ar Tonelico. Now, I've played Atelier Iris 1 and 2, but ... Ar Tonelico rubbed me wrong in so many ways that I wasn't interested in playing 14 minutes in. Maybe it's because it reminded me so much of Atelier Iris that I wasn't impressed. Or maybe it's because I had ToA on the brain. I'll give it another try somewhere down the line.

Went to dinner with Jen and Rose at the Department Chair's house on Friday. It was lovely; I enjoyed just listening to all of the talk about the department and the field in general. And a three-course homecooked meal after college garbage was wonderful. Never having merlot again, though. Or maybe just wine in general. Bleh.

Joined a Tales forum a little while ago and submitted some clips for a ToA voice theater. Voice acting's always fun when it works out ... so I'm hoping it does.

... I really should write more to this information graphic analysis. But it's so ... boring. Sigh.
everlastingsoul: (Laharl - Slumber on)
Give me a fandom and I'll tell you something I hold as my personal canon for that fandom. It might be some small, insignificant detail or it might be completely off the wall. You can also tell me about your personal canon for that same fandom.

Needless to say, I highly encourage the stealing of this meme because it just sounds like so much fun.

Was thinking about writing about school and stuff, but ... uh... Yeah. School = not terribly interesting. Just presentations and a midterm and-- nngh, I've got another presentation next Thursday.

And posting this drabble snippet here because it's just been sitting in a private entry and will more likely than not not be finished. Meh.

Post-Suikoden Mathiu-Odessa convo-that-might've-been )

... And it just took me a minute to find this Laharl icon. Wow. Going sleep now.
everlastingsoul: (Default)
This is the earliest I've been home from school in two and a half weeks. Makes me kinda sad.

Thaaank you, [livejournal.com profile] suiko_rpg, for reviving my Suikoden muses. T__T Leon is now beating me over the head to write a family tree for the Silverbergs AlbertandSanaficWHUT?

I'm so happy I've got 猫又 Master songs I wanted... Just a little annoyed my brother had the full version of "Sayonara, Heaven" and didn't tell me. *sighs*

Hmm... What else? I'll be sitting in at a WiSE conference this weekend. Guess I'll be talking to high school and community college students about TC. Sounds like it'll be fun, since Rose and Danielle (and probably Amanda) will be there.

Oh! I had to give a presentation on information visualization of a depiction. *gags* I was so stressed out about it last Friday because the grad students were presenting before the undergrads, but by Monday, all the undergrads were ... high or something. Some of us were just laughing during our presentations ... myself included.

Me: "So, why an illustration instead of a photo?"
*ten second pause*
Entire class: *bursts into laughter*

Amanda said I apparently started laughing right before everyone else started laughing. *sweatdrops* The pause was intentional, but I didn't expect it to be that long or get that much or a response from everyone.

Me: "And I'm going to stop now because I'm at a loss of words."
Entire class: *good-natured laughter*

I love ending on a good note. That was pretty cool. Not the best way to end a presentation (no conclusion and revisiting of the main points hit), but I'm glad people laughed. I'm apparently a funny presenter when I do things on the fly. >_>


Hm... Maybe I'll write up this Silverberg timeline, too. I don't have anything due in class tomorrow.
everlastingsoul: (Redheaded wizard)
I wish I could go home right now. I've got a paper due tomorrow, but I have a research meeting and need to accompany Rose for a talk at six. Nngh. Maybe I'll manage something in between...

I joined Avoria as Legretta, and I'm reconsidering my decision not to take Laharl on Ares... If I take any other characters on Ares, they need to be quirky and/or psycho so I don't lose interest in them... Poor Tir's just sitting around.

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