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FREEDOM

♥♥♥
I love the end of the uni year.
I am now officially back around.
No more uni, assignments or (hopefully) stress for the next 3 months.

*glees*
Ramble! )
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Winning)
Hee!
Heyya all my wonderful flist.
Been waaay too long as per usual.
But...JOY!...have completed my last assessment.
...now I just have to look forward to the exams.
;_;
So, umm, I am woefully behind on everyone and their life, and I feel really bad about that...however, I had to strictly ignore the internet to manage the one-after-another line up of assessments they piled on us the last 4 weeks.
I will endeavour to be better (although I know you've heard that before)...still working on catching up on sleep, and am going to get myself out of my house, for the first non-uni related thing I've done for a month, tomorrow. Will then work on replying to any comments I've ignored that may still be relevant and not over a month and a half old.
♥'s all of you.
Hope you aren't too stressed, and I'll be talking to you all pretty soon.
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
Hee!
Heyya all my wonderful flist.
Been waaay too long as per usual.
But...JOY!...have completed my last assessment.
...now I just have to look forward to the exams.
;_;
So, umm, I am woefully behind on everyone and their life, and I feel really bad about that...however, I had to strictly ignore the internet to manage the one-after-another line up of assessments they piled on us the last 4 weeks.
I will endeavour to be better (although I know you've heard that before)...still working on catching up on sleep, and am going to get myself out of my house, for the first non-uni related thing I've done for a month, tomorrow. Will then work on replying to any comments I've ignored that may still be relevant and not over a month and a half old.
♥'s all of you.
Hope you aren't too stressed, and I'll be talking to you all pretty soon.
arccie: 12kingdoms break (babysitting)
Fantastic 4:Rise of the Silver Surfer
Rather questionable spoilers...

Finally went and saw the movie today with [livejournal.com profile] julzbat.
A LOT better than I expected after hearing the reviews.
Having only seen the first movie for the first time a couple of weeks ago, I was fairly fresh on my take and would even lean towards the 2nd movie being better.
They both have their weaknesses in terms of canon-ness, but I felt the romance in the first movie really overtook the actual plot (which is a pet hat romantic sub-plot is not supposed to be THE plot of the movie), while in the 2nd movie, because it's an established relationship...although it has it's quirks and screen time it's not the in your face eye-gazing.
Would have loved for more "extraordinary powers" screentime, but what they had worked.
Overall pretty good acting, and character interactions. PLus it's nice to see our long term supervillains can focus more than on their own desires for world domination when there is about to be NO world...NOT (and the USA government/military was once again shown in a somehwat negative light).

Mmmm...also managed to get the delicious vegetable pie that's always sold out (first time I've had it in almost 2 years, darn it's delicious)

NB...do you know that lj works a whole lot better when you remember to press the POST button at the bottom of the screen *shakes head at own stupidity*
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
Fantastic 4:Rise of the Silver Surfer
Rather questionable spoilers...

Finally went and saw the movie today with [livejournal.com profile] julzbat.
A LOT better than I expected after hearing the reviews.
Having only seen the first movie for the first time a couple of weeks ago, I was fairly fresh on my take and would even lean towards the 2nd movie being better.
They both have their weaknesses in terms of canon-ness, but I felt the romance in the first movie really overtook the actual plot (which is a pet hat romantic sub-plot is not supposed to be THE plot of the movie), while in the 2nd movie, because it's an established relationship...although it has it's quirks and screen time it's not the in your face eye-gazing.
Would have loved for more "extraordinary powers" screentime, but what they had worked.
Overall pretty good acting, and character interactions. PLus it's nice to see our long term supervillains can focus more than on their own desires for world domination when there is about to be NO world...NOT (and the USA government/military was once again shown in a somehwat negative light).

Mmmm...also managed to get the delicious vegetable pie that's always sold out (first time I've had it in almost 2 years, darn it's delicious)

NB...do you know that lj works a whole lot better when you remember to press the POST button at the bottom of the screen *shakes head at own stupidity*
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Hisoka!)
I had this image of how my unibreak time would be spent. I was going to update this lj lots update my fic lj lots and talk to people.
Now, with only 1 week left until uni starts again, I've managed none of them.
*stews in own hopelessness*
I think that pert of my problem is that no matter how much I like people, want to talk to people, interact with them etc. I find it difficult to nerve myself up, especially to connect with people on a personal level and it all becomes a bit of a task (not that this means I love the lot of you any less, just that my shyness is truly a hinderance at times).
Anyway, now my goal before uni starts had been thoroughly downgraded to clearing out my room from last uni session, getting my full driver's license and completing an already 80% complete KKM fic.
*shakes head*

Oh well, I've spent the last week and a bit playing with my family which was quite nice, celebrated my Dad's birthday (he refused my offer of birthday dirt -_-) and played in the city for th day, taking the following interesting photos while at the "Save the Earth" or some such exhibit currently touring the Darling Harbour.

Unique Sydney skyline without photoshop )

Oh, and I also got a couple of shifts at work (so I didn't completely screw myself over), but then I got "talked to" because I managed to wear dark navy blue pants instead of black ones and my formal black shoes have always been a type of black sneaker due to joint problems. Woot! A bundle of fun...though it does mean I now have money. Mmm, money.

Current obssessions fandom wise=
Torchwood/Doctor Who (/Captain Jack Harkness...What? >_> He's shiny! Very very shiny...and I really must stop obsessing over him. I think it's his smile. It's so happy-making, how can I resist?)
Kyou Kara Maou (though my muse for it is still decidely lazy)
Gintama (who can resist cute men with swords and UST and canon crack)
One Piece (what can I say? I'm a sucker for shounen adventures, esp. with fun characters like a rubber man
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Hisoka!)
I had this image of how my unibreak time would be spent. I was going to update this lj lots update my fic lj lots and talk to people.
Now, with only 1 week left until uni starts again, I've managed none of them.
*stews in own hopelessness*
I think that pert of my problem is that no matter how much I like people, want to talk to people, interact with them etc. I find it difficult to nerve myself up, especially to connect with people on a personal level and it all becomes a bit of a task (not that this means I love the lot of you any less, just that my shyness is truly a hinderance at times).
Anyway, now my goal before uni starts had been thoroughly downgraded to clearing out my room from last uni session, getting my full driver's license and completing an already 80% complete KKM fic.
*shakes head*

Oh well, I've spent the last week and a bit playing with my family which was quite nice, celebrated my Dad's birthday (he refused my offer of birthday dirt -_-) and played in the city for th day, taking the following interesting photos while at the "Save the Earth" or some such exhibit currently touring the Darling Harbour.

Unique Sydney skyline without photoshop )

Oh, and I also got a couple of shifts at work (so I didn't completely screw myself over), but then I got "talked to" because I managed to wear dark navy blue pants instead of black ones and my formal black shoes have always been a type of black sneaker due to joint problems. Woot! A bundle of fun...though it does mean I now have money. Mmm, money.

Current obssessions fandom wise=
Torchwood/Doctor Who (/Captain Jack Harkness...What? >_> He's shiny! Very very shiny...and I really must stop obsessing over him. I think it's his smile. It's so happy-making, how can I resist?)
Kyou Kara Maou (though my muse for it is still decidely lazy)
Gintama (who can resist cute men with swords and UST and canon crack)
One Piece (what can I say? I'm a sucker for shounen adventures, esp. with fun characters like a rubber man
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Winning)
*bounces*
Soo...I went and saw the Transformers movie today with a uni friend.
As per my normal routine I was almost late and was speeding along never before travelled roads in pouring rain...FUN!
The movie was actually a lot of fun and a great watch.
♥ Bumblebee (though I prefer him when he's googly-eyed and not talking)
The 2 main male characters were quite a lot of fun, though Sam required about 30minutes to be really cool and interesting. The main female character was also very fun, especially as when she first appeared on the scene my immediate thought was "Oh no! Not another useless romantic interest." But she came through and was her own kind of kick ass.

For the actual plot...well it was non-stop action and some great humour. Not the most indepth plot of course, and they didn't even bother to try and cover the entirety of transformers history (or so my Transformer-fanatic friend tells me). He also mentioned that they totally ruined some of the "truths of transformers". But yeah, a good movie in and of itself, though it will probably be getting the hard-core Transformer fans a bit riled.

Oh and they seem to have ruled out the possibilty of a sequel (whether that's a good or bad point is up to you I suppose)

...so how's that for a thumbs up or thumbs down [livejournal.com profile] julzbat?
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
*bounces*
Soo...I went and saw the Transformers movie today with a uni friend.
As per my normal routine I was almost late and was speeding along never before travelled roads in pouring rain...FUN!
The movie was actually a lot of fun and a great watch.
♥ Bumblebee (though I prefer him when he's googly-eyed and not talking)
The 2 main male characters were quite a lot of fun, though Sam required about 30minutes to be really cool and interesting. The main female character was also very fun, especially as when she first appeared on the scene my immediate thought was "Oh no! Not another useless romantic interest." But she came through and was her own kind of kick ass.

For the actual plot...well it was non-stop action and some great humour. Not the most indepth plot of course, and they didn't even bother to try and cover the entirety of transformers history (or so my Transformer-fanatic friend tells me). He also mentioned that they totally ruined some of the "truths of transformers". But yeah, a good movie in and of itself, though it will probably be getting the hard-core Transformer fans a bit riled.

Oh and they seem to have ruled out the possibilty of a sequel (whether that's a good or bad point is up to you I suppose)

...so how's that for a thumbs up or thumbs down [livejournal.com profile] julzbat?

XD

Jun. 16th, 2007 07:20 pm
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
FREEDOM!

XD

Jun. 16th, 2007 07:20 pm
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
FREEDOM!
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
Soooo....I haven't been on lj (and actually tawled my friends list) for months and I finally have the time to do so and what's popped up...?

*FanLib
*LJ strikethrough 2007 (like the name BTW to whoever coined it)

Lucky enough, LJ seem to be sorting out the problem and communicating with fans. Restoration of those journals actually deleted mistakenally will be back. No more need for fandom panic I hope.

As for FanLib, not my cup of tea, doesn't even sound like a good idea. Agree with some of the abject horror people have expressed, disagree with a lot of the hysteria. (Am most amused when I was trawling through their forums that a lot of the people who were up and up saying "Why aren't you guys supporting it like us?" were young teens and college students with quite a few of them new to fandom and "proud of it")



Well, now onto the reason I was actually going to update my lj.

I *big dramatic drum roll* have finished with uni for the session.
Still 2 more weeks until exams are over. But as of now, no more assignments.
*big grin*
This will probably change in to a vaguely bored and stressed look as exams approach

Oh, and the best part...
I was running on 3.5hours of sleep yesterday (bed at 2:30, up at 6am...with a major rush on to get as much done before the power went off in our neighbourhood until 5 that afternoon and then a rush to uni to stake a claim on a uni computer), stressed to the brink with an assignment worth 40% of my final mark counting down the hours and an exam worth 25% counting down the hours even faster. So I finally had to scurry off to my exam and walked past a mirror...
I looked so psychotically happy

So weird. I was kind of expecting abject horror, not evil glee.


Oh yeah.
Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End *thumbs up*
Drove my sibling to see it with [livejournal.com profile] julzbat (on 3.5hours sleep and my older sister was complaining she was tired on a full 8 hours...sheesh!) Made the day all good and happy and full of Jack.
XD
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
Soooo....I haven't been on lj (and actually tawled my friends list) for months and I finally have the time to do so and what's popped up...?

*FanLib
*LJ strikethrough 2007 (like the name BTW to whoever coined it)

Lucky enough, LJ seem to be sorting out the problem and communicating with fans. Restoration of those journals actually deleted mistakenally will be back. No more need for fandom panic I hope.

As for FanLib, not my cup of tea, doesn't even sound like a good idea. Agree with some of the abject horror people have expressed, disagree with a lot of the hysteria. (Am most amused when I was trawling through their forums that a lot of the people who were up and up saying "Why aren't you guys supporting it like us?" were young teens and college students with quite a few of them new to fandom and "proud of it")



Well, now onto the reason I was actually going to update my lj.

I *big dramatic drum roll* have finished with uni for the session.
Still 2 more weeks until exams are over. But as of now, no more assignments.
*big grin*
This will probably change in to a vaguely bored and stressed look as exams approach

Oh, and the best part...
I was running on 3.5hours of sleep yesterday (bed at 2:30, up at 6am...with a major rush on to get as much done before the power went off in our neighbourhood until 5 that afternoon and then a rush to uni to stake a claim on a uni computer), stressed to the brink with an assignment worth 40% of my final mark counting down the hours and an exam worth 25% counting down the hours even faster. So I finally had to scurry off to my exam and walked past a mirror...
I looked so psychotically happy

So weird. I was kind of expecting abject horror, not evil glee.


Oh yeah.
Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End *thumbs up*
Drove my sibling to see it with [livejournal.com profile] julzbat (on 3.5hours sleep and my older sister was complaining she was tired on a full 8 hours...sheesh!) Made the day all good and happy and full of Jack.
XD
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Well, it seems to be all good news for me at the moment.
Just finished 2 major, grueling assignments. *fingers crossed marks wise*
And the good fortune of ANZAC day public holiday(as ironic as that is for the remembrance of a tragedy is)means that due to reshuffling of the timetable I don't have any due for at least 3 weeks.
Just an exam this week and an exam next week. (-_-)
Oh well, at least it's finally given me some time to get around to some writing that I've really wanted to be doing. It's been too long since I've been able to sit down and really commune with any of my fandoms.

Fandom Progress )
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
Well, it seems to be all good news for me at the moment.
Just finished 2 major, grueling assignments. *fingers crossed marks wise*
And the good fortune of ANZAC day public holiday(as ironic as that is for the remembrance of a tragedy is)means that due to reshuffling of the timetable I don't have any due for at least 3 weeks.
Just an exam this week and an exam next week. (-_-)
Oh well, at least it's finally given me some time to get around to some writing that I've really wanted to be doing. It's been too long since I've been able to sit down and really commune with any of my fandoms.

Fandom Progress )
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Winning)
Just dropping by between assignments.

Am kinda numb. I'm 2 decades old in 23 hours.
Which is just strange, as I'll have to stop thinking people are generalizing me in with their derogatory teenager comments.

err...Happy Birthday to Me

Rightio, it's back to the assignments due tomorrow and before the end of the week.

I'll have to schedule in some time for non uni related stuff on the computer soon as a birthday present to myself.

Hope everyone is having fun and doing great.
Love you all lots, and miss you heaps.
Ja.


*disappears into the to dusty cellars of my book covered room*
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
Just dropping by between assignments.

Am kinda numb. I'm 2 decades old in 23 hours.
Which is just strange, as I'll have to stop thinking people are generalizing me in with their derogatory teenager comments.

err...Happy Birthday to Me

Rightio, it's back to the assignments due tomorrow and before the end of the week.

I'll have to schedule in some time for non uni related stuff on the computer soon as a birthday present to myself.

Hope everyone is having fun and doing great.
Love you all lots, and miss you heaps.
Ja.


*disappears into the to dusty cellars of my book covered room*
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
Ahh!
Grr! I can't quite decide how annoyed to be at the moment.
I got a comment about how a couple of my characters are completely OOC, and sure alright I can see that, but I asked for whythis person felt that way. Basically I got this entire long note back that said a oneshot has to utilise the characters canon characterisations otherwise they were completely unrecognisable, because if a mulitpart scenario isn't set up to support the altered personality then it was just OOC.

I'll agree with some of the points. Heck, if you're going to give the chracter a major personality change without background than I'd say it was OOC, just using the characters names.

However, with age comes maturity or at least some change. Over time characters grow as events occur in their life. We don't expect Fuji to always find his sadistic pleasure in watching people collapse from Inui juice. Shou (although likely to remain soccer obsessed) will not be forever training at 12am in front of an outdoor TV. Quatre will probably outgrow his pink shirts. Hikaru (as unlikely as it seems now) just might grow out of his bleached bangs.

Am I being unreasonable in thinking that if you set something at a later time than the series you shouldn't have to account for every little thing that growing up has altered in your perspective of a character? I'm not talking about something like Ryoma losing his will to play tennis or Aya becoming a very happy go lucky pool boy. I'm talking about the smoothing or intensifying of some personality triats over time. Say, maybe Aya only shapens his Katana twice a day instead of three times a day...or Matt only goes to the bathroom to check his hair once every couple of hours instead of every hour...
;P

*sigh*
I'm too worked up over this, I know. Maybe I can just go around and label them all AU. At least the complaints I'd get then would be interesting...

Reviewer: What the heck? You're story summary said AU, but this is just teh normal stuff. Do you KNOW what an AU is]
Me: Of course I know what an AU is. It is putting the characters in a different setting from canon, or changing the characters to change the canon storyline. As mine would be after the canon and the characters aren't 100% canon they're AU'd and gone on strike until further notice. Please enjoy the temporary insanity that comes with this.

...I think I shall now go back to writing obstacle prOn crack

(erm...do people need me to put this behind a cut?)
arccie: 12kingdoms break (Default)
Ahh!
Grr! I can't quite decide how annoyed to be at the moment.
I got a comment about how a couple of my characters are completely OOC, and sure alright I can see that, but I asked for whythis person felt that way. Basically I got this entire long note back that said a oneshot has to utilise the characters canon characterisations otherwise they were completely unrecognisable, because if a mulitpart scenario isn't set up to support the altered personality then it was just OOC.

I'll agree with some of the points. Heck, if you're going to give the chracter a major personality change without background than I'd say it was OOC, just using the characters names.

However, with age comes maturity or at least some change. Over time characters grow as events occur in their life. We don't expect Fuji to always find his sadistic pleasure in watching people collapse from Inui juice. Shou (although likely to remain soccer obsessed) will not be forever training at 12am in front of an outdoor TV. Quatre will probably outgrow his pink shirts. Hikaru (as unlikely as it seems now) just might grow out of his bleached bangs.

Am I being unreasonable in thinking that if you set something at a later time than the series you shouldn't have to account for every little thing that growing up has altered in your perspective of a character? I'm not talking about something like Ryoma losing his will to play tennis or Aya becoming a very happy go lucky pool boy. I'm talking about the smoothing or intensifying of some personality triats over time. Say, maybe Aya only shapens his Katana twice a day instead of three times a day...or Matt only goes to the bathroom to check his hair once every couple of hours instead of every hour...
;P

*sigh*
I'm too worked up over this, I know. Maybe I can just go around and label them all AU. At least the complaints I'd get then would be interesting...

Reviewer: What the heck? You're story summary said AU, but this is just teh normal stuff. Do you KNOW what an AU is]
Me: Of course I know what an AU is. It is putting the characters in a different setting from canon, or changing the characters to change the canon storyline. As mine would be after the canon and the characters aren't 100% canon they're AU'd and gone on strike until further notice. Please enjoy the temporary insanity that comes with this.

...I think I shall now go back to writing obstacle prOn crack

(erm...do people need me to put this behind a cut?)
arccie: 12kingdoms break (chains)
...surprisingly enough I actually have one.

I am not a political follower, and generally thought when I was younger that my votes would be a choice of eenie-meanie-miney-moe (may be a slight exaggeration, but the basic ideas was there).
The current Australian politics is geared towards grabbing your votes NOW for the STATE election this weekend, and the FEDERAL election at the end of the year. All of the parties are promising rubbish, that won't be kept (although the promise of an up to date high speed broadband network is tempting) as always.

Yet my main political agenda is don't vote liberal and get John Howard out of a position of power.
The man has been in power long enough (let alone the fact he is a Gollum look-alike, is thorougly embarassing to see on TV [why the news went to HIM about Australia's chances in the FIFA world cup I'll NEVER know] and is making it harder and less desirable to join the work force than ever)
This opinion is basically followed by everyone I know. They don't care who, they just want him out. (Everyone else votes as their parents did, or are high stakes rollers seemingly)

*sighs and shakes head*
His latest news piece involved his stance on our soldiers in Afghanistan (which I half half agree with). There was, however, NO NEED for him to be wearing a LEATHER JACKET.

It was seriously creepy. *shudders*

On a side note, I can't wait to have a female prime minister which is DEFINITELY not happening with a liberal government any time soon (at least labor would have a female deputy...which would then hopefully roost Rudd from office too).
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