HSO 2012!

May. 7th, 2012 06:52 pm
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Sign-ups are now open for the second annual Homestuck Shipping Olympics! (Make sure to read the Wank Policy before signing up.)

The HSO is an event that brings fans together to create awesome stuff and hang out with new people. You can find out more by reading the Info Post and FAQ. Please only sign up if you can be polite and respectful about other ships; we enforce the Wank Policy very strictly. Sign-ups will be open from now until June 2, 2012.

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Sign-ups are now open for the first ever Homestuck Shipping Olympics!
The HSO is an event that brings fans together to create awesome stuff and hang out. You can participate by signing up with a livejournal account here and choosing which ship to support! Please only sign up if you can be polite and respectful about other ships; we want this to be a really fun experience for everybody. Sign-ups will be open from now until August 1.

I am all signed up with team Dave<3Terezi

w00t w00t come join the party
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Suffice to say I am utterly rubbish at this journal nonsense, and at keeping any sort of linear record of my time in Japan. After a while it just seemed rather pointless to make any sort of post as all I had to say was directionless moping about things I couldn't do anything about. I have not had the best of times. By far. Perhaps I will make a post about this when I am back. Hopefully I will do at least a summery and picture post. But it has been a very difficult time, for various reasons (a lot of which weren't actually, for once, my fault).

If I were to tag this year in my brain, I would probably use the follwing: racism, bleeding money, pointless waste of time, engrish, vile kawaii, sexism, fail, epic lulz.

I have met some lovely people I hope to hold onto for a very long time, and with them there have been some truely epic adventures (including monumental fail), and, cliched thought it is, I have come to realise some things about who I am and what my goals are, but mostly this year has just been something t endure.

Which I promised myself I wouldn't do again, after Latymer.

Oh well :/

In other, brighter news, I have a flat for next year! It is near London Bridge, so I'm v excited to be living so near the centre. And, to make things even more awesome, I will be living with [livejournal.com profile] hamdrax! We plan to bake, and have revolutions.
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So I've been here a bit over a month. I'm still not really sure what's supposed to be going on at Uni, but then after SOAS I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. I was bit stressed out and miserable for a bit, because last year sucked so much, and it was looking like this year was going to be difficult and sad-making in the same way and ohgodIcan'ttakethatagain, but things are a little calmer now.

Or rather, I reminded myself of the law of two out of three. What I'm doing, where I'm doing it, and who I'm doing it with. SOAS was bloody lucky, because all three were awesome. UEA sucked because I only had the people aspect down. This time I have amazing people (already, thank you universe for providing ready-made best friends), and I enjoy the place, so if the 'what' aspect isn't quite up to scratch then whatever. I can deal with that.

However, I really should study, as my literacy skills are rather down the toilet. Was happily pottering away through listening&speaking class, until we were supposed to write some things down and I forgot bloody hiragana. Teacher is Mancunian hunchback, so things all a little surreal as it was.

Have been epically busy, first with two week holiday with [livejournal.com profile] ziphertis, then with moving to halls and... life etc. Have been to see Takarazuka twice. There are just no words to explain the madness. Seriously, post at later date.

Oh god I should go to grammar class. Even though it is the most pointless thing in the world seriously.

..... It's Nano next month
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I am alive! And in Japan, Etc. Don't have internet yet, but you can email me at gattycat@ezweb.ne.jp as that is my phone mail. Ftw Japan!
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Thank you to everyone who commented on my last entry. I was so horribly stressed out. I'm feeling better now, but I'm ill. Go me and my fail immune system.

I'm not that good at explaining Sophia to people, so I thought I'd just copypast the evil email, for entertainment's sake. I sort of don't want to be the only person who's read it. It's like a bad dream - if you tell people about it, it stops bothering you.

A little context: last summer I looked after my stepbrother, instead of taking a regular job near my home (they live over 2 hours away) on an awkward schedule with repeated cancellations meaning I had no idea how much money I was going to be able to save over the summer, and ended up having to rely on my overdraft. I took him out, we hung around and played games - I thought he might like some relaxed time as he is in school 8am-7pm all term time then shipped off to endless camps over the summer. No one said anything to me about there being a problem. This summer, I agreed again to do it (because I thought if I said no she would flip out on me for being selfish or something), and went down while still ill with swine flu, etc. Two/three weeks in advance, I had to cancel two days as I had forgotten I had sold out theatre tickets bought 6 months previously. Rude terse emails followed. To which I objected, because there's no need to be mean, or make other people feel like shit so you can feel better. That's called bullying and I'm having none of that. About a week later, my dad meets me for coffee, and tells me Sophia doesn't want anything to do with me anymore. I think the Evil Email fits in somewhere before that.

What Sophia feels is an appropriate way to communicate with people. She has been treating me in the same way since I was 13, regarless of my age, or anything else going on in my life, because the only world that exists is the one she decides upon, and I really don't fit into it. )

... God am I glad I am on the other side of the planet to her.
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So. Im in Japan. In an internet cafe. Feeling mostly like shit to be honest.

I messed up the dates of the reservation for the tokyo hostel and the woman was really rude to me about it. I checked the reservation email and it was my mistake but theres no need to be a bitch. Speaking of, looking back through my emails to find the reservation I also found an email from Sophia (evil stepmother of evil) that for some reason gmailed protected me from seeing, totally chewing me out in a pathetic evil way. It was the most venomous cruel thing Ive read for a while. I sent her nothing like this. I leave her alone, I dont call her names and make her feel like shit. She is such a batshit insane cruel horrible mean spiteful petty woman and I honest to god hope she gets hit by a truck. I hate that Ive had to have eight years of my life being smothered by her psychosis. FUCK RIGHT OFF.

ARG. So much rant. Also, I want Kansai now. Screw Tokyo everyone wears grey.
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Today I am officially 21, which is all sorts of mile stone-y, so here I am making a Proper Journal Entry to document the day.

And it has been a good one. Albeit, no massive party or normal things like that, but there's been a lot of love spreading. I've had a phone full of texts and calls, and an inbox of well wishes. I had a lovely day with my father, and even received Acknowledgement and words of Pride from my granddad who normally forgets everyone's birthdays. I had a very good phone call with Kiran, and we realised we've now known each other for 10 years - nearly half our lives. We've already made it through bad times and good (and boyfriends ><), and I really hope I can be here at 31 saying the same things.

I've also not been too down about Achieving things, as while I've not actually got there, in many cases, in my goals, I'm well on the way.

... except now writing all this has made me suddenly and horribly aware of the Passage of Time, and the knowledge that I will not be young forever and oh god life is happening RIGHT NOW and at some point or another it will END and ghjkdf time limits.

Okay, I'll try and stop thinking about that. Maybe by the time I'm old they'll know how to freeze brains in jars. I shall Live On through my Art obvs.

Also, apparently I'm going to be Canadian at some point. My dad's officially decided to get citizenship and for me to, all through Sophia. So, erm yeah. Bizzare pointless dual citizenship ftw.

As a final note: my god, my country is WARM, what is this.
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So it's 5.45am and I'm up. [livejournal.com profile] ziphertis and I decided to be hardcore and watch all the lotr films extended versions back to back. She wussed out on me and fell asleep (as I nearly did too >>) and I am now waaay past my tired threshold, and outside is bright and the grass all dewey. I'm going to have such a fail later on xDD
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Advanced notice to Oxford types: I am planning to attend 8th week docsoc for much win and epic victoly etc. I'll probably head up mid afternoon (what's your work schedule [livejournal.com profile] sebastienne?) and be around for something like 24 hours (too short, le sob). [livejournal.com profile] potatofiend, do you exist thenabouts? I hope I am not timing myself perfectly for all deadline stress. 'Twould be nifty to see all and sundry!

Unrelated Life Update:
The academic year is over, thank goodness, now all I have to do it wait for July results. We'll see if blagging got me through again. It's always fun to wait for results on exams you walked out of half way through...
Since then have been much enjoying dossing, organising all the books, watching too much Criminal Minds and so on. Went to Shuttleworth Collection's Air Display with [livejournal.com profile] ziphertis for vague birthday outing. Was tremendous fun. Lots of tiny old balsawood-and-sheets!planes zipping about. SE5a's are utterly gorgeous and I want one. Amazing aerobatics display by a glider that was beyond comprehension. Had charming picnic out of boot of the car, and enjoyed miraculously glorious weather. Joy.
Student finance, however, have managed to mess up my application again... I have no words D: At least I don't panic at it anymore, I know every bit of it all inside out by now. But will possibly be able to claim £300 back from Haringey for the flight! Hurrah! Will believe it when I have the cheque in my hands though.
Am supposed to heard from Kobe University by the end of the month about my application, and then wait for certificate of eligibility and so forth for visa applications. I have little faith in this all going smoothly, given Kobe University has only just opened up again after swine flue scares (Japan you are such a hypochondriac D<).
My beautiful Wakayamashi, I miss you so.

Bundara Odori (bundara dance). I danced in this... earlier on, with the entire hospital staff it seemed. They gave me our little happi kimono outfit as a present when we left. The song makes me all misty eyed.
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So as ultimate proof exams melted my brains, consider the following situation.

Am reading King of the Commandos as needs returning tomorrow evening. I come across the following sentence:

"Twlight was creeping in through the grimy barn window when Cub was awakened by the low murmur or voices"

Naturally, this lead to me thinking that weejuns meant some kind of palpable twifag infectious smog was creeping in, smothering Cub, Trapper, Copper and Gimlet and then instead of fighting Nazis in occupied France they spend the rest of their time discussing just how perfect Edward is and listing adjectives to describe his chiseled sparkling manliness.

I think I need more sleep.


May. 4th, 2009 04:33 pm
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For those of you that don't follow [livejournal.com profile] biggles_slash, I just posted some fic over tharwards.

If you are interested.

Everything needs more Biggles love, damnnit.

I am rereading Biggles of the Camel Squadron and aaaah so much love. Also, I need to start a feature called Biggles Says the Specialist Things.

Highlights include:

"Holy mackerel! It feels hot enough to me to grow doughnuts!"

What. Just. What.

Upon leaving Marie *coughsuecough* Janis, who has helped him out while being "a vision of blonde loveliness": "I'd be the sort of skunk who'd give rat poison to orphans if I didn't go back and thank her for her hospitality"

I love Biggles so hard.
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Though I have a feeling I posted this before...
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So, having been baffled the last few days as to why my account balance has been going up with absolutely no reason why - only to realise I didn't see the little 'minus' before the number... fail.

Also fail: got bra properly fitted, am 30G. This is a pretend size, what. I am so buggered if I need new underwear in Japan.

Damnit, I so nearly made it to the next student loan installment without going into my overdraft. Cocks. Well, I did have to fork out £622 for my plane ticket to Japan (thanks Haringey for NEVER GETTING BACK TO ME on the issue that you owe me for half D<). So really, without that cost I would have been in the black damnit.

Also fail: putting money in special overseas withdrawal account only to end up using regular account to pay for haircut.

Less fail: discovering regular account only charges for actual hole-in-the-wall withdrawals, paying by card in shop all peachy.

Need to pin down father on how much money getting from him next year - ie how much of my squirrled away money can I spend this summer (fsrs student loans, £1500 will not get me through five and a half months).
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Why do I always manage to find something to worry about? I've moved on to my teeth, now most school worries are gone, and I've written my personal statement. Even thought I've just been to the dentist who proclaimed them "not bad, could be better" (story of my life man ;_;). I blame toothpaste commercials for my paranoia.

Eugh. Fail, self.

But off to Holland soon to see [livejournal.com profile] ziphertis! Joy, excitement, etc.

P.S. nb self, find other things to write about then death.
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Well what else do you do with sheep? NO SUGGESTIONS PLEASE.
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How come I didn't know there was a new shit x-men kids cartoon? Well that's my afternoon sorted! Also, lol at the one with the really awful British accent, who says 'teleparth'. Oh the ways in which I cackled off the bed.

Askfhksdjf oh wow, and Professor X sounds like Frank'n'Furter. That is just not right.
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Eugh I suck so hard. I didn't go in to class again this morning cause I was so fucking tired. MOAR SLEEP PLEASE BODY. I am just having such fail insomnia. Also, the cat cried outside my door all fucking night so what the hell. God this all just sucks so hard. Where is my motivation. Come back please. It's not even like today was a hard or heinous day, it's a nice day. But I just physically couldn't wrench myself out of bed. Come back will power, I need you.
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Are they wearing the same thing on purpose? Poor Gorden looks very happy about it.

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This was such epic win. I love Comic Relief. I can't wait for the night! He better win the whole thing, damnit.

ETA: Should play Frank'N'Furter at some point Y/N?

ETA2: Apparently he (Robart Webb) is UK!Mac in those adds. skjdhfsjkdgf.
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