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I am totally a 12-year-old, endlessly fascinated with things like mutant teeth and getting stitches. So this is totally cut for the easily squicked, and to spare erjika's sensibilities :D )

I just think it's so cool. And I get the BEST stories from customers about their sliced finger adventures. The gal at the bank told me a story when I was making a deposit. XD

Thing 2: http://www.strindbergandhelium.com.
My freshman year of college, my awesome roommate and I randomly surfed to the Sundance film festival page, and watched a bunch of animated shorts. This set of entries changed our lives. In the sense that I have spread it like a virus among my school friends and it continues to inform our conversations to this day. :D And after 8 years, there will be more!

...I pride myself on my Helium voice. :DDDDDD

Thing 3: @[livejournal.com profile] erjika: BALLS. :3

Thing 4: Going to the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley tomorrow! Deaf event for ASL class, and first time going to that museum. Awesomeness.

Thing 5: Hope all you lovelies are doing well. ♥
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+ Survived the CBEST test!
- Frustrated the hell out of myself because I did the second essay first, but wrote it on the sheet for the first essay. D: So I had to transcribe it to the proper sheet and erase the wrong part. Wasted about twenty minutes, so I didn't finish essay no. 1.

+ Made a new friend at the test!
- Because the officials who collected all our cell phones at the beginning couldn't find hers!
+ But it turned out later to have been in the wrong box. Phone recovered! I basically spent time lending her my phone so she could call her ride, and we swapped stories. She told me about being a teacher in Colombia and coming her, learning English, and testing to be a teacher here. I told her about trying to be a speech therapist.

+ Found a recipe for Amazing and Easy Lentils and Rice. It really was that easy. Used some frozen lamb stock I had in the freezer for flavor, garlic, onion and tomatoes, and it was delicious.
- (?) Mom said that everything in her bathroom smelled like it afterwards. :P
+ Food porn at Queen's house! Photographs to come! Poached pears, cake, and my lentils and rice, and wine/sparkling cider. All to try the burnt caramel sauce I bought when Queen and I went to the SF Farmer's Market at the Ferry Building. Guys? The term 'foodgasm' is utterly appropriate here.

- Work was so boring because of the rain. Pretty quiet.
---Murphy decided to liven things up. I'm not sure if I was klutzy, forgetful, or the machine just went haywire. We have a stack cutter for cutting edges off photographs. Very low-tech, a bar for holding the photos in place and a blade on a giant handle, like a giant cleaver. Usually I'll cut, then put the handle back to vertical where a little catch keeps it in place. This time as I was getting the cut photos out, the handle fell down. So I caught it -- blade-first on my fingers. UM, THE EASILY SQUICKED MAY WANT TO SKIP THIS PART WHICH SHALL BE BEHIND LJ-CUT )

+ Birthday dinner for my grandpa, turning 79! Uncle and aunt came in, there was cooking of delicious food like corn soup, steamed fish, eggplant, mushrooms galore, and more tasty veggies than you can shake a stick at. :D And awesome cake from my aunt's friend's bakery in Chinatown, spongecake with fruit and this awesome light frosting, not heavy like buttercream (I can't stand American desserts because of the heavy frosting).

+ Bro showed me this hilarious video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JruqUIjl5Sw
The Muppets doing Bohemian Rhapsody. You have not lived until you've seen this.

Okay, long enough! Hope all you darlings are doing wonderfully! ♥
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Check it out. The feeling you get from seeing so many people, young and old, all different backgrounds and walks of life, so many women, little old ladies, gathering in the streets...this is so big. Some of it may be nsfw, but I haven't gotten that far in the slideshow yet.

Linked from The Daily Dish, which has had updates almost hourly, every day with news articles, tweets from the ground, videos and analysis.
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See, I hear that and I think of "Brand New World", which is one of my favorite openings for the One Piece anime. :D

Squee and flail time! :D! )

P.S. So Arashi and DBSK on Music Station. Who else is excited? :D
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1) Okay, after...five years, I've finally updated my journal theme from the watermelon theme I chose when I first created this account. XDDDD Also added links to posts of interest, for folks looking for the Taiwan trip to see Arashi, or my smashed thumb tales *waves to [livejournal.com profile] 2dong2woon*

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2) And I went through my journal and pulled out stuff, (ehehe, the impetus for this was my [livejournal.com profile] fivesomeaday fic), and created a fanworks comm for myself. So One Piece (the first and only fandom so far to get me to do fanart) and Arashi (first and only fandom so far to get me to write fanfic) have entries there. [livejournal.com profile] loonyfruit! ^___^

3) It is raining. Please let it rain more, droughts are no fun. Though sideways rain is a bit scary. o.o

4) DBSK on SMAP X SMAP is seriously hilarious. Also it's crazy how I can understand maybe 80-85% of the dialogue and maybe 90% of what's actually happening. Rather excited about Music Station with Arashi and DBSK on at the same time. Come on, fandom!
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Preview and animation with Sho here!

* The kirakira sparkly intro LOL FOREVER

* So. Nino's transformation sequence. LOL FOREVER (I'm thinking either Card Captor Sakura or Sailor Moon. Your thoughts? Or..pffft Tuxedo Mask, if you check out the tail end of that clip)

* That anchor(?) Hattori-san who interviewed Sho (and I assume works with him on Zero) is such an Arashi-fanboy, he called them all by their nicknames. XDDDDD And was so flaily about their weaponry and Ohno's lack thereof. And subsequent kickassness. XDDDD

* Why are all the news folks giggling at Aiba being Otasukeman? The fringe on his outfit? :P

* The animators really captured their characters. I like how in one scene flash, the five of them are riding in a mecha and Aiba's in costume, and has this huuuuuge grin on his face. :D

That is all. I hope some kind soul shares when this PV is released, since I understand it's only going to be available on a cell phone website and not released the way the live-action version will be. That one is also pretty. And their outfits aren't completely on the far edge of JE WTF, I'm pleasantly surprised. Though perhaps I should be more sad at how JE has ruined all sense of fashion and taste that I may cling to. >.> [livejournal.com profile] flange5, I'm eager for your thoughts. :D
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Ahaha, a little late. still alive.

Right now? My favorite song in the whole wide world. It is *gorgeous*. Dong Bang Shin Ki singing at the Soul Power concert in Japan in 2007. "Heart, Mind and Soul" with a live band. Check out the other videos too.

Please see also Love in the Ice, Choosey Lover, and Try My Love for amazingly hot dancing. *_*

Personal ref: subbed version of Heart, Mind and Soul", subbed version of Try My Love.
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You guys. You guuuuuuuuyys. T_Tb

Folks, I'm crying here. Do not be drinking or eating, this is an absolute must when watching. XDDD

Star Wars as told by someone who's never watched it, the animations are what makes it.
Watch it here!

Star Wars as told by a three year old, here!

Total confession time here: the suite I lived in junior year of college were absolutely horrified to learn that I had never really watched Star Wars, and sought to remedy that, with limited success. I think [livejournal.com profile] commodoremarie is still kind of horrified. XD I only really get references to the first/fourth movie because I've seen bits and pieces repeatedly. I still have no idea what really happened in other two (the Empire Strikes back? I can't remember any titles) other than there is a snow planet and there are Ewoks, but the two do not coexist. And I think there's incest. I know just enough to find this all hilarious, anyway.

Also Arashi's Believe single is oddly addicting. I think it's the three bajillion catchy melody lines all running around in it.
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Okay, whether you're a big Arashi fan or not, you kind of need to watch this fanvid RIGHT NOW. *keels over*

A hint: set to "Be A Man" from the Mulan movie. :D

It's just....ah, it's so beautiful. Dorkery and awesome awesome comic timing and iofajroijag. Please, watch it and flail with me!
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I've survived my first week as manager! I've scheduled myself the day off Sunday! \o/

And all in all, not horrible. Narrowly averted a personnel crisis, spent the first three days trying to figure out why our printer was leaving scratches on photographs (and solved it, I hope *crosses fingers*), was up to my elbows in processor racks cleaning them out in the course of solving the above problem, sold a couple little cameras (>.<) and delegated training of new folks to the veteran personnel. I'm alive. *flop*

To steal a line from [livejournal.com profile] mousapelli, I think, it's kinda hard to rebel against The Man when you are The Man. It sucks. I was forcibly reminded of that my first two days. My brain is a crazy, twisty place, in that I've spent a fair amount of time being anti-corporate America, and cognizant of the fact that capitalism and the continued health and welfare of human beings are two relatively mutually exclusive concepts. And yet, and yet, as soon as I became a manager, I kinda forgot that. Somebody needs to kick my hard in the pants. A lot. I owe a lot to my mom for helping me figure things things out the first night I came back, so that I wouldn't do anything irreparably stupid.

So yes. People, please tell me when I am being corporately stupid. :\

And below the cut, I shall meander on about fandom ^_^ )

Love to everybody, hope you're doing well, since I'm bad at keeping in touch. If you made it through all that tl;dr since I'm in the habit of talking a lot, hats off to you! :P
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Well, actually, it's rather chilly in here even though it's sunny inside.
But what I mean is this performance of "Cool and Soul" by Arashi. They're a jpop group that I fell in love with because they're adorably dorky and idiotic and funny and full of TEAM/member-ai/nakamashippy goodness in their variety shows. But then I see them in concert (via youtube and downloads only, alas, perhaps someday I'll go to a live concert) and they are SMOKING HOT ALFJKOAIGJLARJOFALRJG;

My evidence!

The beginning is them talking about their new message, I think (not enough Japanese to pull out full complicated sentences) since this concert series is about the power of words. Lyrics and translations to the original version of this song/rap is here thanks to [livejournal.com profile] noesunexito. Just so you know "Arashi" means "storm" in Japanese, thus all the references to, well, wind and rain and storminess. :P

I just really really wanted to share this because it's intense and it's HOMG AWESOMESAUCE.
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Promo vids for the next season of Stargate, a link:


The Sheppard one, the first one, is awesomely funny. I saved it, opened, and at first thought I had saved the completely wrong thing. But yeah- just watch them. *dies giggling*

Also, a rec, because lately (this includes the last semester of college when I was procrastinating on thesis by diving into SGA fandom) I've been into the AUs. I've always been a fan of AUs for whatever fandom I'm in though. :P Anyhow: Atlantis as a publishing house. Insane, yes, and some of the characterisations made me go "huh, really?" but they just fit so well in the way that SGA seems to work so well for AUs. Anyhoo, the story here is The Continuing Adventures of Ronon Dex, Senior Editor by [livejournal.com profile] lalejandra, and if you go to her journal you can find the bits and pieces of other stories in that universe. I really enjoyed the choices she made with the characters (Ronon! Lorne! Stacks!!(glee)), and the way she writes in sort of choppy vignette bits. YMMV, of course.


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