PS: LONG TIME NO SEE GUYS. HOW ARE YOU? I LOVE YOU. AHHH.
What should I get off my freaking butt and finish already?
Ditto fanfic ;_;
HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?
OUR FAVORITE HUMAN, 100% CERTIFIED REAL YA BOOK AUTHOR LORI M. LEE, IS DOING A BLOG TOUR.
THIS IS HER. ISN'T SHE SUPER HOT?
THIS BLOG TOUR IS TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF HER BOOK THE INFINITE, WHICH IS A SEQUEL TO THE BEST YA BOOK EVER PUBLISHED, GATES OF THREAD AND STONE. HAVE YOU NOT READ IT YET? WELL THEN GO ORDER IT AND READ IT. YOU ARE SLOWER THAN A SLOW TURTLE.
THESE ARE THE COVERS. LOOK AT THESE COVERS. IF YOU ARE NOT WEEPING TEARS OF BLOOD YOUR LIFE IS A LIE.
NOW HERE'S WHAT'S UP. LORI M. LEE ESQUIRE IS DOING A BLOG TOUR AND I GOT TO INTERVIEW HER FOR HER AWESOME BOOK. THAT INTERVIEW WILL BE APPEARING ON THIS BLOG! IDEALLY YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO READ IT BECAUSE YOU WILL BE TOO BUSY ORDERING, READING, AND SOBBING OVER HER BOOK.
HOWEVER, ON THE OFF CHANCE YOU ARE FREE, STOP BY ON MARCH 20TH AND CHECK IT OUT!
I JUST ACCIDENTALLY DELETED MY ENTIRE FUCKING TUMBLR AND SECONDARY TUMBLRS
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
I HAD 7000 POST AND LIKE 600 FOLLOWERS W
WHAT THE FFFFFFFF
GUYS SOMEONE LET ME CRY ON YOU
I spent Christmas in New York. Seeing my mom and my friends in just two weeks is hard, and saying goodbye to my dog is the worst of all. I am now sitting in Hong Kong International Airport, in the middle of what is ultimately a 48-hour journey from my front door in NY to my front door in Japan.
I think it's probably pre-dawn Sunday morning, but I'm not entirely sure. ;_;
I've been terrible with productivity and keeping a blog going, though I blabble on Tumblr a lot. Recent updates include being really angry about racial bigotry in my country, trying to write fic, and watching movies.
If I have one recommendation for the new year, it's to go see Selma. It was amazing, and I was an utter disaster who sobbed through about half of the movie.
I also saw The Hobbit, which I am still mulling over and will probably review at some point?
Have a great holiday.
I'm not sure what to think about this. ....Or what it is. o_O
I know that the LJ community is slowly dying out, and it's making me sad, because it's still my favorite format of social media online. I know some fannish interests have been petering out as well - the two big communities I was involved in were Naruto and MCR, one of which is (finally) ending and the other... well. Well. But, well. Here's an update? :D?
1) I feel like I've finally settled just a little bit here, which is amazing and terrifying.( Donations to Causes, and Many Many BooksCollapse )
2) In the last year I spent Christmas in Vietnam and New Year's in Osaka and Kyoto (self-indulgent videos here and here), moved houses (SIGNIFICANTLY LESS MASSIVE SPIDERS LIVING IN MY GODDAMN BATHTUB NOW. DID I TELL YOU I FIGURED OUT WHAT KIND OF SPIDERS THEY ARE??? HUNTSMAN SPIDERS. GOOGLE HUNTSMAN SPIDERS AND GET BACK TO ME ONCE YOU'VE IMAGINED TWO HAND-SIZED ONES LIVING BEHIND YOUR TUB AKBJGEBEJKG), visited nilladriel in Malaysia, visited Akita again, got a Harry Potter tattoo, went home for the summer, got my Japanese driving license (on the third try, which is, believe it or not, better than the average for foreigners here in Kagoshima), and joined a Tahitian dance class.( SO MANY PHOTOSCollapse )
In the last few months I did the ice bucket challenge, watched The Maze Runner, Rurouni Kenshin: Great Kyoto Fire (in the theater!), and Maleficent, hosted a Halloween party for the neighborhood kids (while dressed as Maleficent) with caremel apples, pumpkin carving, and apple bobbing, wrote a wee blog post about covering up tattoos for my website, helped nurse a sickly month-old kitten back to health after a typhoon, and started planning another trip to the UK where I hope to hang out with atanih88 and syrraki before picking up paranye and heading to Scotland for a week-long backpacking trip about the castles and standing stones with x_dark_siren_x. If you're in the area and want to say hello, I would absolutely love that. :'D
3) My students are adorable and hilarious as always - here's Adventures With English in the Japanese Classroom, Part 2:
( MY PRIDE AND JOYCollapse )
4) I have a hideously embarassing amount of new cat photos. >.>;;;;;;;; So many that they probably need their own post, in fact.
5) I WENT TO THE FREAKING "WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER" IN OSAKA AND I CRIED A LOT.( HARRY POTTERRRRRRRRRCollapse )
PS: Is everyone keeping up on TV? I'm struggling with the newest season of Doctor Who (though I like Capaldi) and the finale was ehhhhh (although the reveal about Missy nearly saved everything, A+), and haven't watched Supernatural in aaaaaaaaaaaages. I enjoy the existence of Broad City, though somehow find it harder to identify with than Big Bang Theory, which is... weird, because wow is that ever a problematic fave.
PPS: Captain America 3 will be Civil War (obviously), a dumb Age of Ultron ending has apparently leaked, and they're finally makfing both Black Panther and Captain Marvel (but still no Black Widow!!!!!!). Thoughts?
PPPS: In one of my bi-seasonal arguments with my father I recently told him that my friend, who he'd met, had thought he said something sort of racist. So he spewed a lot about how amazingly open-minded he is, and capped it off by saying that though he knew we'd never talked about it, he's fine with the fact that I may be a lesbian. I'm so mad. It is, objectively, one of the few non-insulting things he has ever assumed of me - usually it's stuff like 'you don't have your own opinion, your mother implanted that' or 'you didn't actually take the SATs when you were 12 years old, ie you must be too stupid to know the name of the test you took' - but he doesn't know me, doesn't see me more than once per year, and he doesn't have any right to passinggly make assumptions about my life, especially based on probably very stereotypical speculation. It's like walking up to someone and saying, "I know you really like to eat apples, but we don't have to talk about that right now," and then moving on in the conversation and you're left there like ???????????????????????
- Currently Nesting:At Work
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE ENDING?
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TALK TO ME ABOUT THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON TRAILER
I THINK MY FACE JUST EXPLODED
Naruto was the first huge fandom I made amazing friends in, the fandom I MET ALL OF YOU in, the first huge fandom I wrote numerous stories for, one of the first fandoms I fell headlong into despite its MANY IMPERFECTIONS, and then stopped reading about four years ago because... no conflict resolution??? no character development??? too many fights???
BUT NOW IT'S ENDING. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT? THOUGHTS? FEELINGS? FAVORITE FICS AND ART TO REMINISCE WITH???? FOND MEMORIES??? ANGRY RANTS????
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT NARUTO ENDING?
- Currently Nesting:My Closet Desk