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This is a journal used by a group of three people: the information-hungry RISS, the fierce Dragon, and the extremely quiet Unicorn. The author of each post will be indicated by the name at the end of it. Posts made up of text authored or edited by more than one person will typically be signed "E.G."

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Jul. 20th, 2006 @ 08:55 pm Heads Up.
I'm officially declaring this journal inactive. It'll stay just as it is, as an archive (and with the f-list intact so that people on the filters can still see locked posts and whatnot), but I don't plan to post to it anymore. Das ist alles. ^^

--E.G.
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Jun. 19th, 2006 @ 05:56 pm Passing the Word...
today, i am: annoyedannoyed
program: GITS:SAC OST, "Cream"


The comments on the first post have already maxed out, so hit the link to the second page and comment there.

I already did, if for no other reason than because I'm already well-established here at LJ and I'm definitely not in the mood to move all my journals and my writing project to VOX just because Management thinks I'm too old/smart/whatever their idiotic criteria are. :P

--E.G.
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personal J33BU5
Jun. 13th, 2006 @ 11:05 pm Bits & Pieces, Etc.
today, i am: tiredtired
program: "...," ...
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Blah blah computer issues blah.Collapse )
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And waaahhhh back problems.Collapse )
--E.G.
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destroyer
Jun. 6th, 2006 @ 10:44 pm w00t!
today, i am: cheerfulcheerful
program: "Aria," Yanni
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A realtor showed our house for the first time today! Mom and I both came home on our lunchbreaks to get it as clean and neat as possible--hope it was good enough. We haven't heard anything back from anyone about it, sadly...but since I was expecting it to be much longer before we got any bites at all (given that we're the only house out of 500 listings in our area that has no pool--maybe we're even the only no-pool house in Florida! *gasp!* o_o), this is still a pleasant surprise.

--E.G.
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Jun. 5th, 2006 @ 06:30 pm Ahhh, Perfect.
today, i am: workingworking
program: TV in the other room.
Yes! EXACTLY!!

In other news:
Due to my chronic mispronunciation of the Japanese name "Iori," my dad seems to think that Iori-dono, my purple betta fish, is actually named "Yuri." The irony lies thick and heavy, like extra-firm tofu.

I recently attempted to capture the "Glock-Glock, muthafucka!" experience in my own neighborhood shooting range by holding the gun Gangsta-style(tm) for a couple shots. It must look easier in the movies because they use blanks or whatever, but having to deal with the recoil yanking your arm across your body instead of up your center line is just too wild for my taste. It's harder to recover from. The only advantage I can think of would be that the way you hold the gun is more like a natural pointing gesture (with the palm towards the ground), which might theoretically make point-shooting at the center of the target's mass easier. But oh well, now I know.

It is still terribly fun talking to guys much older than me about stupidly overpowered handguns. I BSd with a range employee last time about a compensated Desert Eagle that he used to own--he claimed that it spat three feet of fire out the barrel with every squeeze of the trigger and could throw steel silhouettes backwards ten feet. I KNEW those things were sexy for a reason. *_* Today I talked with my branch's resident gun nut about the S&W 500. He was adamant that it was just too much handgun, but please. I know the bullets are as big as your thumb and probably cost $5 each or something outrageous like that...but it's comped, and it's huge, and it's shiny steel, and...yes. Words fail. (Not that I'd ever buy one. No matter how glorious it is, there are definite limits to how much I would spend for an elaborate chunk of metal.)

Finished reading Lesley Downer's Women of the Pleasure Quarters just today in the course of worldbuilding research. It's quite a well-researched book on geisha, though I wish I could find more material on the actual practices of the dances and structures of the songs and such (I know there are books in English dedicated entirely to the art of the kimono, but those will have to come later), but I take what I can get. It could use more pictures and diagrams, but overall I found it very satisfying. ^^

--E.G.
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destroyer
May. 27th, 2006 @ 09:17 pm Old Things, New Things...
today, i am: excitedexcited
program: S.C.T.O., "Dysmenorrhea: For Deficiency of Qi & Blood" XB
Oldschool music and old movies make us feel young again!Collapse )
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Different goals call for different books.Collapse )

In more general news, I have one other piece of writing that I'm trying to get finished--I missed my self-imposed due date for it, but I think it's better that it turns out well instead of rushed. ^^ I think I'm starting to like the piece again. It has a Slime in it! ^_^

After that's finished, I might take a break from writing for a while to mess around with FF4A and maybe even (shock!!) draw a bit, since my ink pen is probably rusty by now and I'll need to use it for concept art in the future.

The move to Arizona may not happen for a nasty long time, on account of the fact that the real estate market in our area seems to have collapsed. But we can still try, so the house remains up for sale.

Now I feel tired. But I have been feeling better than usual. :D

--Riss (+others here&there).
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liekiller
May. 11th, 2006 @ 01:02 pm (writing from work o_o)
ATTN anyone hoping to reach me by AIM--haven't been feeling well, will probably be taking a few days to get much more sleep (in bed before 10PM EST). Drop me a comment or an email at ebondrake (@) hotmail (.) com, or preferably at the Gmail addy if you have it, if you plan to be online, so I can stay up later. ^^

Snipe: Will work on the WZip and see if I can get it working.

--E.G.
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May. 9th, 2006 @ 12:13 am Back From Con.
today, i am: indescribableindescribable
program: LevoLution, "Samurai Discotheque (L.Destination Mix)
I'm still kind of recuperating and letting things settle in my mind after the meetup, so no mass of text tonight.

But after watching a little Samurai Champloo with the folks, and after they went to bed, I was still sitting around in the living room, in the dark, wondering what to do with myself. So I say, "What can it hurt?" and watched the new copy of Tetsuo: The Iron Man that I got at the con.

I still feel the need to scrub out the inside of the DVD player with bleach to be sure there's...nothing left inside of it. o_o It is as StrongBad once said: Crawling...rusty...meat.

(Not to mention the yaoi/genderfuck/mutual assimilation-rape/hate=love/transformation aspect. Hooray for bleak, dysphoric technophilia! All the same, I did kind of like how the machinery used throughout this movie was intentionally far away from the sleek, futuristic stuff. It's all garbage, heavy bolts, rusting pipes, wires, B&W TV sets... *feels paranoid about shaving now*)

Anyhow, I'm going to get to bed. ^^ G'night, all.

--Riss.
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liekiller
May. 3rd, 2006 @ 11:42 pm What's Happening.
today, i am: nervousnervous
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I'm leaving for Chicago tomorrow so I can meet up with some buddies and attend the Anime Central convention, so I'll be MIA until Tuesday. Just so everybody knows why I'm quieter than usual. (Not that I talk a lot, but maybe the thought counts.) ;)

--E.G.
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destroyer
Apr. 26th, 2006 @ 10:53 pm Unveiling the Community
today, i am: excitedexcited
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I've been sitting on this for a while, tweaking it over and over, but now I finally feel ready to put it out in the open:

allmindsunited: Respect for the Diversity of Intelligent Life
We are a gathering of individuals united by our common respect for the diversity of intelligent life. At present, most sentient beings live in or speak through human bodies, but we also anticipate the development of machine-based minds and wish to preemptively encourage a welcoming attitude towards them.

Check the community profile for the complete goals, suggestions, and rules.

Tell all your friends about it (visible and invisible)! Tell your enemies about it, as long as they promise to behave! Tell everybody who needs to know about it, even if they don't know they need to know! Tell your family, your coworkers, your potted bonsai, and your dog! Spread the love, and be sure to join!! :D

There are a couple of entries from me there to get the ball rolling, but the sooner the place turns into an excited free-for-all of inspiration and ideas, the better. :)

--E.G.
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