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29 January 2012 @ 07:22 pm
Which video game character would you like to have as your real-life BFF? One random response will win a $60 Amazon gift card! [Full contest rules here.] Don't forget to share your favorite gamer moments on at 3 p.m. PST for Free For All Friday (FFAF).

Amaterasu from Okamai. I'd love to spend the day with a wolf/sun goddess helping her make flowers and trees bloom all over the place.
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15 December 2009 @ 02:41 pm
This is by far the most awesome hat I have ever owned.Collapse )
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Hi guys, I'm back from Hawaii! Okay, so I really got back two weeks ago and I'm just super lazy for not posting pictures earlier...but...Hawaii was so awesome! If you ever get the chance GOOOOOO!!!!!! I would drop everything and move there right now if somebody asked me to. Seriously, I would. It's kind of like tropical version of Missouri...just with mountains, volcanoes, great weather, rainforests, gorgeous beaches...okay, so it's really nothing like Missouri, but I would still be living there right now if I could afford it! I got to snorkel with sea turtles (kicking myself forever because I didn't buy an underwater camera <--fails at life), went on a zipline tour, ate some of the best food of my life and got a 10th degree sunburn! Good times were had by all. :)

Here's a buttload of pictures from my trip...well, more like 20 or so, which I narrowed down from the 1000+ I came back with anyway. I could spew my new found knowledge about Hawaii all day, so if you have any specific questions about what I did or anything in the pictures just ask. I'm going to try to keep the comments to a minimum so I don't annoy the hell out of you guys with my rambling which I'm probably doing right now in fact...


So I fail big time at the short commentaries. =P Later all!
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Oh, hi more than a month late Acen post! =D Yes I fail horribly at life and updating my livejoural. For quite a while after I got back from Chicago and the con it was nothing but work, work, work around here. Since both my lackeys quit over a month ago and my nonchalant 'I'll get around to it eventually' boss was in no big hurry to hire anyone to replace them I've been working massive amounts of overtime lately. I was working six days straight and crashing on the one day a week I did have off. He finally got someone hired last week and I actually got a whole two days off this week. Gleeeee!

The con was indeed all kinds of ridiculous amounts of fun. A few of the more notable highlights, I confused the guys that were chefs in the hotel restaurant for people cosplaying as the guys from Antique Bakery and almost asked for their pictures...glad I didn't now, but they were kind of cute so maybe I should have. People seemed to really like my costume, amazingly enough. I got a lot of requests for pictures...oh god, I'm probably all over the internet now... I claim deniability! I was never there! The most fun was just hanging out with people in general and getting the chance to meet up with people I've only talked to online before. There's no reason why we need a con to hang though! I'm thinking day trip to St. Louie soon, what do you say guys? 8D *does the 'Call me' thing with her hand*

In other news, I got older and we had an awesome 80s party with 80s cartoons, pizza and coloring books to celebrate the fact Sara and I are now one year closer to death. Thanks to everybody that came btw, it was a blast! 8D We'll have to do it again sometime when we're not celebrating the fact that I'm dying. Back during the first week in June I tired to go to a Testicle Festival, so I could finally get the chance to try some Denver Nuggets, something I've decided I need to do before I die. But by the time I got there, they had already run out of testicles and the town that it was in had effectively turned into a drunken hang out for bikers and biker mamas. Sara said that if I buy some then we can try frying them up at her place and have our own little Testicle Festival. If anybody else wants to be crazy and try some too, let me know and I'll give you a heads-up before we do it.

I'm apparently going to Hawaii next month, don't ask me how that happened because I'm not even sure, which unfortunately means I probably can't make it to AnimeIowa in August, which I had been planing on going to. More then likely I will get a third degree sunburn, fall in a volcano and get eaten by a shark while I'm there, but I'll try to send everyone postcards before that happens though.

I can't think of anything else of importance really going on so...ON TO THE PICTURES!Collapse )

That should be about it for now I think. Countdown to the new Transformers movie, 11 hours 45 mins! Damn it all! If I didn't have to work tomorrow morning I would SO be at the midnight showing tonight for 2 hours and a half of an explosive assault to my scenes by way of Micheal Bay's horrible directing. As it is, I'll probably end up seeing to tomorrow as soon as I get off work. Expect a review of that movie VERY SOON! Later all!
Current Music: Scandinavian Music Group - Vieläkö Soitan Banjoa?
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16 April 2009 @ 07:39 am
Okay, I admit it, I loled. ^_^

Baby pythons escape during flight in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia – Four baby pythons escaped from a container aboard a passenger plane in Australia, leading to a search that forced the cancellation of two flights, the airline said Thursday.

Twelve non-venomous Stimson pythons were being transported Tuesday on a flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne in the plane's cargo area in a bag inside a plastic foam box with air holes.

When the flight landed, it was discovered that four snakes had escaped from the package, a Qantas spokeswoman said in a statement.

A reptile expert searched for the 6-inch (15-centimeter) -long snakes but did not find them. It was not known if the snakes were still on the plane or if they had somehow escaped outside after the plane landed.

In the meantime, the plane missed two flights it had been scheduled to fly and the passengers were transferred to other flights.

When the snakes were not found, the airplane was fumigated and it returned to service on Wednesday.

Stimson's pythons, which can grow up to three feet (one meter) long, live in western and central Australia and are not an endangered species.
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First off, LiveJournal PLEASE stop showing me this ad!Collapse )

Not much to report going on here on my end, except for the fact that my cat is apparently a man-whore, or used to be anyway. Virgil's eyes had been getting worse than usual lately, so I took him to the vet. They said he had eye ulcers due to Herpes and probably Chlamydia also. I feel like making a commercial about how your cat can live a happy, healthy, normal life with Genital Herpes now since cat Herpes are more or less a life long condition that he's always going to have. Virgil's also going to cause me to go broke real quick because the vet keeps insisting on seeing him every week to check if his ulcers are getting any better. I should have the vet that usually looks after the animals over in our building call over to the teaching hospital and tell the vet student who's on the case that I'm trustworthy and knowledgeable enough that I would bring him in if I noticed his condition getting any worse before I rack up any more vet bills. Ah well, whatever. They've obviously been told at some point not to trust the pet owner, even if they are an animal lab technician. How very House M.D. of them.

I have a backlog of movie reviews I need to get to, so here's a few two or three line reviews for each of them.Collapse )

Reviews still yet to do: Peaceful Warrior, Eight Days a Week, Children of Men, My Name Is Bruce, Death Race (2008) I'll get around to them...at some point. =P Until then, later all!
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25 February 2009 @ 12:36 pm
So I hemmed and hawed about what to give up for Lent this year because I just don't eat enough as it is to be able to give up a specific food group, and giving up video games wouldn't be much of a sacrifice because I haven't had time to play them lately anyway. I finally settled on giving up snark for the next 40 days and 40 nights. No more reading or watching stuff just to make fun of it (which is going to be hard because I just got the 3rd Twilight book yesterday and it’s hurting that I can’t read it now) no more reading my snarky LJ communities (sf_drama, ohnotheydidnt, stupid_free, any of the child free comms, etc) and no watching romantic comedies just so I can make fun of how stupid and overly emotional the characters in them are. That's right; I'm probably going to be a complete and utter kill joy for the next 40 days so here is your heads up as to why. I'm going to, try to anyway, use this time to try to be more sincere in general. Since I usually never take anything seriously we'll just have to see how this turns out. Personally I think I may go insane before the month is out. 0_o Later all!
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23 February 2009 @ 11:28 am
So last night's Oscars were filled with both awkward laughs and Hollywood taking itself way to seriously as usual. All the winners were horribly predicable, which hopefully means I might win the contest the local paper has every year with guessing the winners for 50 free movie passes because all the people I marked on my ballot won I think, which is pretty amazing considering the only movie I actually saw this year that was nominated for anything, besides the movies nominated for special effects, was Slumdog Millionaire. Here's some of what I thought was the good and the bad highlights of last night's show.


Hugh Jackman: I really like the guy, even if he isn't the best actor in the world, or the best singer, at least he's easy on the eyes and seems to have a sense of humor about his job. I'm still waiting for X-Men the Musical there Hugh.

Ben Stiller: I don't even like Ben Stiller but his impression of crazy mountain man Joaquin Phoenix was full of win! I love Joaquin Phoenix to death, but even I'll admit he's pretty wacked right now what with the beard and the glasses and wanting to be rapper. Not everyone watching may have gotten the joke, but I sure as hell did. XD

Queen Latifah: Her singing during the powerpoint presentation of all the people in film that had died this past year I thought was quite moving and beautiful.

Best Twilight Crossover: Rob Pattinson brought that sparkling undead charm of his to the Oscars by glaring at the audience the entire time. Seriously, someone needs to tell him he doesn't have to be in the character of Edward all of the time! Good try to get the younger crowd to watch your boring awards show Oscar producers.

Best Unexpected Showstopper: Wirewalker Philippe Petit, the absolutely entertaining subject of documentary Man on Wire, balancing an Oscar on his chin while a billion people watched and wondered if it would fall. But for a man who once spent 45 minutes walking between the Twin Towers, well, that's probably no big deal. I had no idea who this guy was before last night but rest assured I will be watching his documentary now!

Action Movie Montage: Most of the night I was sitting there going, "Haven't seen it. Haven't seen it. Haven't seen that one either." That was until they got to the montage of movies that people have seen which was a very nicely put together series of action scenes from all the movies that actually made some money at the box office last year. I laughed harder than I should have when Will Smith said something about how he liked to be in movies that there were actually fans for. Too true, Will. If more actors thought like him there might be more entertaining movies in Hollywood these days.

The Credits: While they were running the credits for the show they gave previews of movies that would be coming out this year and I must admit I think that was the best part of the show because a lot of those I hadn't even heard they were making. But what's up with not having a Transformers 2 trailer in there!? Lame. =P

The Bad:

Bizarre Random Musical Numbers: I'm all for giving homage to musicals, I really am, but when you have Hugh Jackman with Beyoncé, Zac Efron and the rest of the cast from High School Musical 3, sorry but I'm just not going to take your singing ability that seriously. This is not including the numbers who were up for best song, two songs from Slumdog and one from Wall-E. Those were actually very nice numbers and I'm glad Slumdog won for song and musical score because I think it did deserve that at least.

The super long and boring awards for best supporting/best actor/actress: It took what must have been at least an hour just to give out these four awards alone! Even though Kate Winslit's shout out to her Dad when she won for best actress was pretty funny, I think I fell asleep just waiting for the presenters to say the nominees names during these awards.

Slumdog Millionaire winning for best director, cinematography and editing: I tend to think any movie that's filmed with a steady cam the entire movie doesn't deserve to win for anything because, to me anyway, it's just lazy film making. Slumdog was better than most with the steady cam, at least it didn't make me motion sick, but to say it was the best cinematography is a real punch in the stomach to all those directors who set up their shots so to give the most emotional impact while Danny Boyle just shoves the camera in his actors faces and up their noses and calls it art.

Overall it wasn't a bad show really. It went on longer then it needed to, and Hollywood still hasn't figured out if you want people to watch the Oscars you need to actually nominate movies people have seen, but it could have been a whole lot worse. There was a lot less 'let’s pat ourselves on the back because we're so beautiful and awesome' than there usually is considering it was a Hollywood party. Don't worry though because when I win best original screenplay for the horror movie I'm writing, Even More Snakes on a Plane, I'll be sure to mention all you all in my acceptance speech. ;P Till later then!
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04 February 2009 @ 11:04 pm
So in my new year's resolutions I said I wanted to keep up with my movie reviews better this year. Well I'm already WAY behind so here's most of what I watched in January.

Where to even start...Collapse )

I started typing up these reviews last Saturday and tonight I’m finally done! For February I had better either type reviews up as I watch the movies or watch fewer movies so I don’t have to have a review marathon like this again. Somehow I doubt I’ll have that much forethought though. ;P Until later all!
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23 January 2009 @ 08:12 am
Stolen from eikitty
The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me!

My choice for you.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make you. But I certainly will try.
- What I create will be just for you.
- It will be done this year (2009)
- You have no clue what its going to be,it may be a story (lol I don't know if I would be THAT cruel), a painting, a drawing (again lol) or I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!

The 'catch' is that you post this in your journal as well (which, of course, means making things yourself). Go on, I dare you!