chiba_yuriko: (Himawari - Looking to the Sky)
So I'm very late compared to everyone else, but it is still the first day of the year, so XP Happy New Year's everyone! I hope it's starting out fabulously for you all ♥

Obligatory New Year's Meme of some kind XD )

So that was last year, here's to next year! Starting with some resolutions for me to keep track of. Call me old fashioned even if I do know I don't keep them - they are more like things to work toward anyway, right? Right.

  • Artz!

  • Even just drawing more. Seriously, why should this be hard? My sister has far since surpassed me, I need to get back to practicing more often. I want to tweak my style so it's more... unique or has different flavor to it, but we'll see. Just drawing more in general would be good. But I also wouldn't mind doing some other art projects and such. We'll see what happens I guess. At least the drawing more often bit though, geez.
  • Clean up the bedroom

  • This is just sad, I know, but our room is still not fully unpacked from moving in here.
  • Get things on the walls of this house damnit!

  • We have way too many posters to not be putting shit up. I've just been lazy and hesitating about whether or not we are painting, but you know what? If we do, I'll just take stuff down. Good grief, self, it's not that hard.
  • Post more often

  • Yeah, I don't post on LJ enough for some people and I agree, but I am doing better than I did the year before last, so there XP~ I still could do better, but eh, we'll see. Oh and I may actually tag stuff, that's another we'll see XD;
  • Money Stuffs

  • Haha, doesn't that sound broad? Basically now that I'm making a little more than I used to, I really should be putting some into some sort of savings. Also, need to get on that whole combining accounts with [ profile] kaitou_marina.
  • Cosplay

  • I want to get back into doing this and have a bigger part in contributing. Try/practice sewing more myself even. I think that's pretty self-explanatory, yes?
  • Photos

  • So I have a camera and I've taken tons of photos with it and I like never do anything with any of them. So I'd like to change that. Post them or print some of them or something. Mm. Kind of wishing I hadn't resized so many of them I've already taken and put on the computer at least. Should have just left them and stored them on a thumbdrive or something. Ah well.

I haven't posted in a while either about just stuff, but I'll do an update on life or whatever later. We're planning on going to see Sherlock Holmes today, possibly as a whole household *gaspshock!* Laters!

Edit: The fish is now named! My betta is named Kufadis after the Abh lieutenant of Spoor in Crest of the Stars. That poor poor man ♥
chiba_yuriko: (Syaoran - What to Write)
Ganked from [ profile] minako134

❶ Choose an episode of anime or television series you have on your computer. Make sure you're certain you want that one, you cannot change your mind. DO NOT TELL YOUR FLIST WHAT YOU CHOSE.
❷ Make note of how long the episode is here -> 23:29
❸ Ask your f-list to choose a time between 00:00 and whatever the length of your episode is. Be specific, (ie: 19:11, 21:09, 02:42)
❹ Make them an icon using THAT FRAME ONLY no matter what it is. And remember, you can only use that ONE episode you chose previous, even if the person posting isn't familiar with it.

Hit me with it! This looks like fun! ^_______^ I have a feeling like no one has seen this show though (which I wouldn't blame them, it isn't that good XD;;;;; )

As for life, uhhhh, well Mari and I are trying to find a house to rent with a certain sheep ♥ I really hope we can find something, I would so love to live in a house. Plus, if we can get a house I finally get to pick out a kitten to join the other kitties! Plus plus, hoooouse~~ XD

In other news, my better job that is only part time? May become full-time. Which would mean being able to get rid of the other not so good job. XP You have no idea how hard I'm hoping this goes through and it could as soon as July if things work out the way my immediate boss and I want. *.* Wish me luck?

Oh, btw, [ profile] arivess and [ profile] kurosakihisoka, I haven't forgotten your guys' pictures, I swear. Still plan on doing them! XD There are sooo many things I want to draw, especially lately. For a while I was in one of those art funk things, but I think my inspiration is coming back ^__^ I'll have to make use of it while it's around, heh.

Hmmm any other news is like, all RP related. XD; I finally got Maguri's app done. DEAR GOD. And I swear it isn't as long as it looks ;.; It's 11 comments, but they aren't full comments, they aren't! ^^;;; Lol, I'm really bad at summarizing, what can I say? Especially when I've been reviewing the canon for it anyway. I'm thinking I'm also going to pick Himawari back up too.... I really miss playing her. I think I could move her out of her sad funk too after having lost a good chunk of her friends all at around the same time. And come on, walking in-game event >D (Though if I do bring her back I sure hope more people make use of that from time to time, ya know? Wasted potential makes kitsune cry *nods wisely* )

Oh yeaaah, cosplay and con. XD Those are coming up. AE is early-mid June and I have to get the finishing touches on the Mahou Tsukai Tai costumes done that weren't done before that I can actually do myself. The rest I leave in the capable hands of Kakumei-peeps. I'm really looking forward to it even if I somehow think I was an odd choice for Aburatsubo. I love him, so it's okay! (Speaking of which, I think that somehow at Sakura-Con, Ayame convinced me to cosplay Kurogane. Wtf, how did that happen? But it'd probably be kid!Kuro, like from some of the splash pages though. Gotta remember to ask for the contact info for her wig-commissioner extraordinaire since that Vash wig was almost exactly what I'd need for Kurogane XD)

And a couple of the Canadians are coming down for a concert soon too, so we get a mini-visit! And then Chris and Sora's wedding is next month! And the mid-year purification at the shrine. Dude, I guess a lot of stuff is coming up. @.@

I could probably ramble a whole shit ton more now that I've started, but that's always the case, so I'll stop there. XD (I have to be up WAY too early tomorrow and was up WAY too early this morning to be this awake right now XP )
chiba_yuriko: (Michiru - Winter's Day)
First off, I just want to say thank you for the all the concerned comments and well-wishes from my last post (which yeah, I realize was a little while ago - I started writing this post the next day, but uhh it didn't get done until now >.>; ). Basically what had happened was that day had gotten off to a very shitty start, but thankfully it didn't really get any worse from there. As for what was wrong? It was a bunch of little things coupled with losing a ring that held a lot of sentimental value to me. I was... really upset (it still feels funny for it to not be on my finger). But even though I worked both jobs that day, nothing else went really wrong after like, noon, so I was okay. But I really appreciate everyone's concern. I loves you all ♥ ♥

Cut to save my poor flist due to my rambling about what's been up in life lately XD; )

And now that I've rambled a whole lot, I think I'll end there and either work on Maguri app (which requires finishing my re-read of Shinshi Doumei Cross), clean up various user infos (lord knows, my personal journal needs it >.> ), color a splash page I printed out (yes, like a coloring book, shhh XP), or work on learning the Thriller dance some more. I haven't had a day off in so long, I'm not sure what to do with it XD I guess it'll probably be some combo of the above.

EDIT: [ profile] kyoukosama! I POSTED. YEAH, THERE. GO LOOK. *bounces*
chiba_yuriko: (CCD - Snowman)
So I've been keeping up with LJ in terms of reading the flist and all that, but posting, once again has been eluding me. XD; Ah well, I try. Kinda. Time to list it XD:

-NaNo: Tried it, kinda floundered, gave in. ^.^;; But I'm still going to be working on that story though I'll be posting it in this journal instead because I want it here. I'll ask if people want a filter for it later when I start putting what I have up (not that there are many people to ask XD) In any case, it was a fun experience and I'd be willing to try it again. (I seriously have such little self-discipline *flop*) LOVED reading [ profile] kaitou_marina's though. Shall have to nag her to get back to writing it soon because dood, I want moar.

-New job: Is going well. Lots of working extra while training and to get things caught up from the time when no one was even filling this job. @.@ But hey, it's better pay than the grocery store and I like the work better too, so it's not that bad. Getting up so early everyday though... x.x Ugh, that I could do without. Ah well.

-Holiday Mash Up: Dear god, coordinating like... 4 families it feels like (plus hoping to visit [ profile] innate too somewhere in there). But I think we'll make it work, so it's all good. A little worried about the gifts I still have yet to get (or think of wtf @.@) since time is rapidly running out, but I'll manage. Somehow. XD Then gotta figure out when/how to get to Canadaland to see all of them for fun times and visiting and xmas. Also, teh JENNI visit, must. figure. out. Oh and ya know, Mari's birthday's in there somewhere too. Wish me luck people. Wish me luck. XD;; Oh yes, and we have a Christmas Tree. A real one. And it's all decorated and stuff despite not having quite enough lights for our liking, it still worked out and is pretty and sparkly. ♥

-Snow: Good grief, it isn't that much of it, no, but it's been so cold it makes everything really icy. Ugh. I love snow, I do, but worrying about people getting around in it is bad. Buuuuut, like I said, other than that I really like it. It's so pretty. *.* (Even if I have to try to catch buses in it that pass me by at the stop without slowing down. TWICE >.<)

-Shrine: Zomg, the Shinto shrine covered in snow was so beautiful. And didn't pound any mochi myself this year, but it sure was tasty. Oddly enough, I think I've grown from hating red bean paste to not minding it at all. Huh. Anyway, the ceremony was nice, the grounds were really lovely, watching the mochi pounding was fun and I took lots of pictures with my phone. (Man, I want a real camera for things like that. Someday *sigh*) I also bought part of my dad's christmas present there - protection and luck amulets from the shrine. I've been kinda worried about him lately, so... I hope he'll like them and they'll help. In any case, I really enjoyed the visit this year even if getting there was a bit of an icy-road adventure XD;;;

Hmmm that's about it for a life update sort of thing. OH, [ profile] shibbyfangirl, a little bit ago (a week or two after you asked actually) your package arrived! Sankyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu~ ♥ I looove the genuinely Hokkaido kitsune bag XD and the cute lil' Fai cleaner strap. He's now proudly hanging from my DS. And it's always nice to get letters. I really should send them more often knowing how good it feels to get one. ^^;; But thank you so much!

Now to probably get ready for bed soon since I have to get up early tomorrow just to see if I go to work or not again (didn't today, it was closed due to potential and then actual snow and icy conditions).
chiba_yuriko: (Shiba-Yuuta - Lookit my Foxes!)

My Personality
Openness to Experience
High levels of stress can lead to you feeling panic or confusion, but usually you cope with day to day pressures, however you often resist any cravings or urges that you have, but sometimes you give in. You lead a leisurely and relaxed life. You would prefer to sit back and smell the roses than indulge in high energy activities. Familiar routines are good, but sometimes you like to spice up your life with a bit of adventure or activity. You do not enjoy confrontation, but you will stand up for yourself or push your point if you feel it is important, however you believe that a certain amount of deception in social relationships is necessary. You are guarded in new relationships and less willing to openly reveal the whole truth about yourself. You take your time when making decisions and will deliberate on all the possible consequences and alternatives.

Take a Personality Test now or view the full Personality Report.

The best Buying Pet Gifts.

Huh. Most of that is pretty eerily right on, imo. Doesn't mean I like all of it, lol, but I think it's fairly accurate. Interesting.

Ganked it from [ profile] shibbyfangirl and [ profile] oui_je_danse.

Feeling a bit better today. Trying not to be so floppy and all. Had dinner (tasty Fiamma chicken burger) and icecream with [ profile] kaitou_marina and her brother who just transferred up here this quarter. Twas fun. He knows so much hilarious internet insanity. XD; They communed and I sat back and listened and laughed pretty much.

Nothing much else new. I actually started putting up posters in our bedroom. ... yeah. Uh we move out in August? Why am I bothering? Because I felt like it pretty much. But I found all the stuff I bought from Artist Alley at AE last year and that made me happy.

RP stuff is still... being itself. XD; Must kick self into gear and do harder ending bits of the arc. Almost... there..... gaaaaaah....

Now back to watching AMVs as Mari does a d/l binge >D Oh AMVs when you are good how I do love thee ;.; ♥ ♥
chiba_yuriko: (Himawari - Looking to the Sky)
Once again, it's been some time. SakuraCon has come and gone and well most of you already heard about it. It was very マーマー. =_= *shrugs* There were awesome and fun parts and then not so much. It balanced out. Maybe I shouldn't have dressed as Himawari of all people XD; So damned expensive though (not the con itself, just the stuff surrounding it), so lately has been... not so great money-wise.

It's tight. Doable, but tight. Which makes me worry about upcoming expensive crap. *sigh*

BUT, I'm not going to dwell on that right now. Instead I feel like babbling. [ profile] mukashixmukashi is nearly ready to open. Most of what still needs to be done is admittedly stuff in my care, but I'm plugging away at it. Mostly just need to do the last two comm icons and scan the world map and do a bigger map of the central RPing area and some mod-only reference stuff. Oh yeah and write my app.... Lol. I've done everything on it besides the parts that require thought. XD; It isn't that I haven't thought about what I'm doing for Kurogane there, not at all, I've got that done. It's managing to write it down coherently. I've never been too great at apps because you need to summarize things and I tend to babble like you all haven't noticed already XP. So I'll have all the information but also a lot of extraneous stuff and sometimes in orders that don't flow the best together. I'm going to try and avoid doing that on this one, but we'll see. XD; Must do good app to set a good example for applicants, ya know? So the pressure is on ^.^;;

Also been trying to get through the end of an arc in a private RP too and that's just been... heh, hard to do. Esp. with trying to keep up at Memento and get Mukashi off the ground and watch anime at home with [ profile] kaitou_marina. XD; It feels as if around work I don't have enough hours in the day. Add the fact that things need to be so cleaned and straightened around here again and it's just a little overwhelming. And that $ shit I said I won't talk about too ._.

But, I shall prevail! YES! Because I have little other choice. LOL.

In any case, that's life in a nutshell again.

p.s. does anyone know good fairytales or legends or myths that involve particularly unlucky people? >.>

EDIT: Uh.. somehow my computer future dated this and I wanted to post again so you just get both posts now? XD;; This is actually something I wrote on the 16th.
chiba_yuriko: (Himawari - Looking to the Sky)
Yeah yeah, whatever. I decided to start my journal over (minus the whole deleting everything I have here already). But new layout (kitsune!♥), re-uploaded icons and I'm going to do a flist cleaning at some point. So I hope no one gets offended. I doubt anybody notices my journal anymore by now anyway XD;

Rundown of life lately?

-Work, work, work. Shoot me, man, plz. XP
-Just got back from a few days visit at home. Such a good little break even if it made my hours for work this week suck (needs teh $$). But my sister had her birthday stuff early so I'd be there for it. It was nice. I can't believe she's almost 15. CRAZY! Things I learned? My mom likes home shows on HGTV too ^.^, I want an iPod >.>, I suck at Guitar Hero but not the Pirates 3 game XD;
-So Far-chan is visiting this weekend, which is nice. It's been so long since we got to see her. We're going to go have nummy tea laters ♥ And last night I finally saw all of Boku no Sexual Harassment (since she wanted to watch it). Dude, that thing is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It was just laughable. I kinda liked the development between Honma and Mochizuki though after all. XD; Then to watch something not so terrible that actually showed porn >.< we watched Sensitive Pornograph. I really like those short stories, so sweet. And I can't stop thinking of Sono as Fai since they look similar and I can picture Fai sounding like that >.>... Gah, I'm such a fangirl XD
A choice quote from the night? (Farha's always great for these)
"It's like hardcore with a soft center!" -Farha on Sensitive Pornograph
-I love Koda Kumi. I am listening to her Kingdom album that I downloaded. More people should be that hot. *nods wisely*
-RP eats your life and soul. 'Nuff said. XD; But god, at least I'm finally getting some stuff done and taken care of for Memento. But damnit I wanna play with MY RP >O
-I need to get off my ass and draw mascot things. Both AIYA and SakCon are in need. AIYA has first priority though. ([ profile] kurosakihisoka, any luck on your end for the SakCon one?)

And that be all for now. As a New Year's Resolution I am going to try and update this thing at least once a month. Hopefully more often than that, but knowing my track record, shooting for once a month is better than nothing. Lol.


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