So many peoples ;;

Aug. 21st, 2017 01:03 am
tyger: Roxas, from Deep Dive.  Text: (un)Natural light (Roxas - (un)Natural Light)
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Today was Visiting People day. Which, okay, I know it's a thing you do for the whole, you know, social bonding thing, but PEOPLE and I still feel like crap and ugh.

(It wasn't even a lot of people, I'm just terrible at this kind of thing.)

My parents are going away on Tuesday, for three months-ish, the lucky assholes, so yeah. Visiting people!

Other than that... I've done shit all homework this weekend, which is. Not great!! Gonna have to try pretty hard to get a bunch done tomorrow; I know if I fall behind I'll regret it pretty hardcore!

I feel like crap.

Aug. 20th, 2017 01:00 am
tyger: Xion-sprite, glaring. (Xion - >[)
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Just. Uuuuugh.

Haven't even been out of bed twelve hours, took a nap in the middle of the afternoon, and... yeah. Still feel like crap.

Fucking bodies, man. Back to bed with me right now, though, yuuup.
darthneko: ([writing] ley lines)
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Hopefully last of the really LONG prompts! Also possibly the last structured prompts - there's too many of the rest of the list that don't really apply, I'd be better off funneling the energy into actual words for this.

16) Magic )

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tyger: CLI login for a Raspberry Pi / nerdery (CLI Geekery)
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So, today I spent ~2 hours after class hanging out with Awesome Tutor, trying to partition my USB.

Which it turns out you can't do, because Windows is a butt!! Or, I mean, you can DO it, but it's not going to solve the problem I have, which is:
This is probably more technical than most people give a fuck about, actually. )

Anyway, so I'm going to either have to get another USB (likely), or just run MSYS2 off my HD while at home and off my student drive while at uni (also likely). I'm probably going to get the second USB no matter what, so if, for example, the uni student drives crash/get erased/go offline/etc. it doesn't matter. Which hasn't been a problem for me before, but I also almost never touch mine, and I've heard that at least a few years ago was a big problem (which is why tutors have been very much DON'T RELY ON YOUR STUDENT DRIVE when talking about saving/backing up your work).

SO BASICALLY: today has been very ridiculous, in ways that only happen when computers are involved. Also informative! But deeply ridiculous. Computers!!!

deep breaths, baby girl

Aug. 17th, 2017 12:13 pm
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First, [community profile] raremaleslashex reveals happened earlier this week! I wrote two things for it:

With His Need Laid Bare (nsfw), Fire Emblem Fates, Leo/Niles kidnapping roleplay. My recipient had a very open-ended signup, so I figured I would write a story that had themes that were fun for me to work on, and that seemed to go pretty well.

Eyes in the Dark (not explicit), The Magnus Archives, Jonathan Sims/Gerard Kaey. I love the mysterious feel of this canon and the strong sense of voice we get for the characters (as well we should, given the medium!) and Gerard is such a fascinating enigma. So I wrote something in the style of the canon's first-person statements about supernatural encounters. No spoilers for the series, though it's definitely inspired heavily by Episode 12, "First Aid."

Second, I'm dithering over signing up for [community profile] femslashex -- I'm fairly sure I do want to sign up, but I have eight fandoms in mind and only six request slots, so I'm hesitating. I thiiiink I'm leaning toward using the final slot for Devil Survivor 2; all the options I have in mind are long shots, but I think that's the one I have the most unsatisfied feelings about. Girls surviving the demon apocalypse together, man. It's a thing.

Third: it's really rare for me to watch live action TV but the household has consumed the first four episodes of Wynonna Earp recently and I love it. It's not Quality Entertainment by any discerning measure but it's so much fun, this paranormal romp made of violence and sass, and the actors are having a good time and playing off each other really enjoyably. Dolls is my fave, I think, but the competition is fierce. (Please don't spoil me for future episodes; I've done pretty well at not learning what's up with these characters and I want to find out through watching.)

ETA Fourth, I forgot earlier: I've been playing Fate/Grand Order since it released in NA and I'm having a lot of fun with it, ridiculous history and all. My user ID is 161,219,808 if any of you are playing and would like to add me. I just equipped the Moonlight Festival CE on my Archer Support for grinding purposes.

What are you doing for fun these days?


Aug. 18th, 2017 01:06 am
tyger: Zexion's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Zexion (Zexion - chibi)
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I think I have The Sick. Not badly! But enough to feel horrible on and off. (Also I have had two naps today. That is a lot of naps for a non-sick person!)

Class was fine, this morning. Came home and did end up getting some homework done, but - yeah, naps, and out of brain errors, and ugh, pita.

Not sure how it got so late, but I'm guessing too-tired-to-brain-whoops-what-is-time, as fucking usual. Bed now, though. Yes. Sleeeeep.
darthneko: ([writing] ley lines)
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I'm totally cherry picking the applicable prompts at this point and ignoring the rest. Because yeah - flora and fauna sort of got mostly covered under food, and make no real sense to try to detail when you're talking about one race on spaceships and one race spread over multiple planets with different native whatevers. And I drew a blank at traditions (not as in there aren't any, but as in detailing them felt too static to my brain, so you don't get a write up there.)

11) Language )

14) Food )

15) Technology )

Next up - Magic as seen from these two races in particular and by the Galatics in general (as opposed to the rather messed up Terren take on it), and then I feel like I *might* have enough groundwork laid to start writing.

Also.... I need an icon for this 'verse, dammit. hrm. *goes to browse pics* Icon has! (no, that's not cybertron. or the death star. it's a mandala-esque fractal over a space scene, but the tiny version loses a lot of detail.) Title... not so much. 'Bugs and Bears in Space' is not really going to work, not even as a working title. XD

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shanaqui: Sora from Kingdom Hearts. Text: running out of time. ((Sora) Time)
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Just removed access/subscriptions from a couple of people I haven't talked to in ages and who didn't subscribe back. Then I looked at my list and felt some despair, because I want to sort out more of that stuff and tidy up my userinfo, and it looks like effort.

Effort is hard.

So if I mistakenly removed you and you do drop by here, or you just like following what I'm up to, or I never gave you access when I said I would, or whatever, let me know.

The mythical wishlist

Aug. 16th, 2017 11:15 am
darthneko: purple cartoon bunny (Default)
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Aka, things I wish exist, that I can't find anywhere.

* Standing drafting tables (like the old beat up ones the art institute of seattle had, dammit)
* Standing drafting table where half of the surface is covered in some sort of grippy rubber, like shelf liner, so my pens and stuff stop MOVING (GLASS topped drafting tables? what crack are you people ON?)
* iPad stand that holds it at a good DRAWING angle, not mimicking the angle of a laptop for screen viewage. Like, 10-25degrees, not 45.
* Still looking for an Apple Pencil holder that will attach it to my iPad securely while traveling, but will also work with having a cover on the iPad. And a pencil grip on the damned pencil. =P
* A damned all-in-one social media dashboard for reading the feeds from my social media. I don't care about metrics, I don't care about how popular my posts are, I just want to be able to read my friends list feeds from instagram/twitter/facebook/pinterest all in one damned place.

There's tons of other things, but those are the ones peeving me right now. =P


Aug. 16th, 2017 09:32 am
darthneko: hiding cat ([personal] i iz not here. try back latr.)
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Gave myself a phenomenal case of food poisoning yesterday - pro tip, if you cut into a new avocado and it looks like it has black oxidization already in it, DO NOT EAT IT. Not even the perfectly good looking green bits. It's a sign of internal rot in the avocado, and will give you food poisoning. =P So yeah, that was fun, and yesterday I managed two pieces of bread with a little bit of peanut butter, and a can of ginger ale, and that was it after violently throwing up everything from about noon the day before. >_< Mostly just passed out and slept a lot (like, I'd think "oh, I should get up and get something to drink", and I'd throw off the covers, and then fall asleep again before I could actually finish getting up).

In other random news, there is no better way to piss me off and make me not use your product than by trying to force that product on me. =___=

Case study - company #1 (fieldbook database), which advertised customization, failed to produce said customization, failed to provide any simple way of deleting an account with them, and has now gone 5+ days of very slow response emails with me wherein I asked politely to delete the account as I won't be using it, they (waited 2 days) asked why, I said because the site doesn't do what I want it to, they (waited another 2 days) and asked what I was looking for, and I have rather sharply told them it doesn't matter and delete the account please. It's been 3 days and I have no reply and no confirmation that the account has been deleted.

Company #2 (scruddle social dashboard) - advertised a lot more features than they actually deliver, has no easy account deactivation on their site, AND pushed my account into billable premium immediately, when I had specifically clicked on the free account button. Something which I would never have found out until they were asking me for payment info in a month if I hadn't gone looking all over the account tab in order to delete the damned account. And now I've had to write them a letter, and the letter is polite but damned right I mentioned that underhanded premium bullshit as part of why I won't be using them.

UGH. Stupid ass marketing monkeys. Look, let me try your shit out because nobody likes to buy before trying, see if it does what I want, and then DO NOT fucking make me complain my way up your chain of command in order to delete my account info from your fucking database when it turns out you don't do anything I want. I'd be a lot more likely to recommend places for what they DO instead of spreading their names far and wide as underhanded slimy dipshits if they'd just make setting up a trial account and then deleting it a painless person-interaction-free process.


Aug. 16th, 2017 11:12 pm
tyger: Izumi hugging Ed and Al (Izumi - hugs)
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Hi I am very tired, no even more tired than that.

My second class got pushed back an hour, which is good because computers? But I was not expecting it and -

The thing is, it stretches my day to where I start at 8:30 and finish at 4:30, not counting travel time. Which, coincidentally, is the same times as I was working, last job. And since I do have such a large break, I'm actually working for most of it, as well. Which uh yeah, so much stamina eaten. SO MUCH.

I am going to go pass out now and hopefully feel better tomorrow.
tyger: Lexaeus' Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Lexaeus (Lexaeus - chibi)
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I actually drew some fanart today, which isn't something I typically do. I mean. I don't typically draw ANYTHING from scratch, but fanart for someone's fic is extra super unusual. (Not posting here because I don't wanna write out the stuff again, if you're interested it's Naruto fanart.)

Other than that, worked on some homework (and got super confused, which. Sigh. But I tried!! And I'll ask at the help desk tomorrow!) Went to class, which omfg lecturer continues to be suuuuuper boring to listen to, even when it's all super relevant information and I wrote over a page of notes. Still brain wandered off a bit! Very annoying.

And now bed because ugh gotta get up in the morning whyyyyy ;;

*kicks brains*

Aug. 15th, 2017 12:58 am
tyger: Head and shoulder of Yuuko, some sort of scaly dragony fish thing in the background (Yuuko - dragonfish)
[personal profile] tyger
I did get some stuff finished, today, but jfc do my brains not want to co-operate. I side-eye you, brains. I side-eye you SO HARD. *sighs*

Still! Got some homework done, lay in a sunbeam for a while, did some around the house stuff... forgot to shower, but I can do that when I get up, so pretty good day even if I got less done than I wanted (and it took fucking forever for even that much).

huh, so this is being an adult...

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:14 am
darthneko: siamese kitten reaching for toy ([personal] shiny!)
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It is slowly sinking in that by this time next month I will be in a Real House, which is All Ours, and we can do ANYTHING we want with it.

Like, I'll have my own office, which is not just somewhere to put all of my worldly belongings, but an entirely separate room that is an office, for working on things, and I can do anything I want to. I'm not restricted to sedate tiny nail holes and pushpins to hang posters. Anything at all, sky in the limit, and I'm encouraging my dragon to think of her office the same way. We can have customized to us spaces. There is no "this is sufficient, this is good enough to work on", there is our space, our house, and if we want to paint the interior Stormwind blue and gold, we can.

I need to live there for awhile. I need to see how the light falls in my office, whether it's morning or evening, what it looks like. And then... I'm pondering bamboo wainscotting, a small corner computer desk, a larger table for doing art on, the papasan chair because it's mine, me and the cats are the only ones who use it, and it needs to go somewhere. bamboo stalk&leaf raised plaster above the actual bamboo slat wainscotting, painted in blues and greens along one accent wall, and moroccan patterns in purple and warm colors on the rest. hanging my moroccan tea light lanterns from the ceiling, along with custom dyed scarves. The papasan might eventually be replaced with a loom stand and my spinning wheel (it's the smallest of the bedrooms that I'm claiming for office space).

Basically a bohemian adult pillow fort, with my computer and art supplies. And I can totally do it, and not even worry about whether it can be restored to the original "bland marketable white" look. *wiggles* Ok, all the adulting might totally be worth it.

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Aug. 14th, 2017 08:45 am
darthneko: Firefly/Serenity River Tam ([fandom] dresses and combat boots)
[personal profile] darthneko
Birthday was steak for lunch, and icecream for dessert, and lots of playing on the computer. Also the hilarity of both me and my mom failing to do the math - our respective wives, who are more math inclined than we are, had to do the math for us and assure us that yes, I am one year away from being halfway through my forties. XD The math fail is genetic, obviously.

The stupid scraped knee continues to heal and look gruesome while doing so - it's now healing faster than I'm actually generating new skin, which is making the scab peel back from the edges and yank hard on all that brand new skin, and it's generally ow and can stop leaking sticky clear crap any day now. The ankle that I DID NOT sprain, dammit, can also stop being just ever so slightly swollen (enough that it hits my shoes weird) and full of random twinges of ow. Stupid body.

Cleared out the garage with the boss neighbor's help (and his truck) and took all of that over to the new place. More packing this week, but it sounds like his fuel injectors on his truck are going rapidly downhill and the agreed on idea of another load on wednesday might not happen if his truck won't start. =P oh well, it all needs packing anyways, whether we do it in a U-Haul truck or in his pickup.

Mostly I'm pondering what I can wear for the rest of the week to work - I have a profusion of jeans, but I need, like, loose lightweight pants, or shorts, or even skirts, and I don't have many of those. I just can't even contemplate having denim rubbing on this knee right now. =P


Aug. 14th, 2017 01:44 am
tyger: Law (One Piece) - Are you serious? (Law - srsly?)
[personal profile] tyger
Not much today. Lots of lazing around reading. A bit irresponsible, but nice. >>;;

Other than that... yeah, I got nothing, sorry. >>;;


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