rai_ryu: (Himmel)

1. What did you do in 2012 that you'd never done before?
Wore short shorts (lol this is the first thing that came to mind), got published, um... worked at the university?

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
They were to leave the house at least once a day and to finish the bible (because it has been taking forever). I didn't accomplish either of them :P

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
No.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.

5. What countries did you visit?
Well. Canada. But I also live here.

6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
A job I don't hate.

7. What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
May 25th, 2012 (well, not that exact date cause I had to look up when it was), that was the Friday night of Anime North when we had the most phenomenal time at the rave!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting published, and my Xweetok costume was really awesome.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Being a jerk sometimes and otherwise not living up to expectations. Not standing up for myself when it comes to my gender identity.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I did get sick just a couple weeks ago, but other than that I think those were the only problems. Well, I got sick earlier in the year but it's not like I remember, and it wasn't anything serious.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Copious amounts of ponies? Mini air compressor? Manga? Plushies? Lol, this is my life.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My aunt and cousins have been pretty good at calling me by the proper name. Also, my boss was very... supportive? If not helpful when I went to see her about gender problems at work.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
The baguette's mother's behaviour appalled me. Cassy and Felicity's saddened me, though not depressed. Also saddened by the baguette's skipping school so much.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Cosplay and food, pretty much. The third in that list is books.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
ANIME NORTH. ATOMIC LOLLIPOP.

16. What song will always remind you of 2012?
A whole bunch of rave music, because I think it was just an explosion of love this year.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder? I feel happy right now, I don't really remember how I felt this time last year ^^' probably more stressed anyway.
ii. thinner or fatter? I've stayed the same I believe, which is normal for me.
iii. richer or poorer? Probably at about the same place, because I did get a job but then spent all the money that got earned from it.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Leaving the house, exploring, creating stuff, writing, nature.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Doing nothing... you know, staying up late looking at pictures on the internet. Accomplishes nothing and just comes from laziness.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
I spent it at my place with my relatives, which was kinda irritating, but at least I got presents.

22. Did you fall in love in 2012?
Well, I already was in love

23. How many one-night stands?
No.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
I hardly caught up with anything this year, so I'm gonna go with Degrassi which is the only one I've really bothered to catch on TV

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Meh, I hate generally the same people forever. The only new hatred started before 2012.

26. What was the best book you read?
The Hunger Games/Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (not too keen on Catching Fire), Mastiff by Tamora Pierce, Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (beautiful). And I also read The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper again, which remains one of my favourite books.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Various rave artists. I also really liked a bunch of Macklemore songs I listened to.

28. What did you want and get?
I wanted some CDs which I got (The Con by Tegan and Sara, and The North by Stars). I wanted an anime calendar but I had to buy it myself (Inuyasha!)

29. What did you want and not get?
A soldering iron, and see above.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
I'm not sure if I even watched many new movies this year, though I did enjoy The Hobbit.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
24. I turned 22, but I... can't remember what I did ^^'

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Not having to deal with a certain person, and if certain things had gone smoother. Also, I would've been pleased if I'd gotten a job I actually liked, and if people hadn't been assholes about my gender.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2012?
Leading up to Anime North, my hair was even (as in, not a mohawk), as I was growing it out for Anime North. After AN I dressed in really... ravelike? clothes for a while. For Apop I dyed my hair the first weird colour - neon green - and also after that I wore more tights, shorts and kandi. Generally wore all sorts of things that I'd never have worn as a girl.

34. What kept you sane?
Ignoring people.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Keith Harkin, oh my goddess.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
So much anti-woman bullshit.

37. Who did you miss?
My little gerbil Ace who died, Anime North in general, and mostly just friends that I didn't get to see a lot.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I liked the friends we made at Apop though I'm not sure I'd consider them the best (lol, sorry if they ever read this)
Actually I think Ethan is probably one of the best people I met, cause he's so fabulous and radical.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.
Seems to be one I keep having to re-learn, but more that instead of fighting something, try to find ways to adapt to it or to make it adapt - I guess in this sense, approach things from a different direction if the one you're working in isn't doing the trick.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
No matter where we are,
No matter just how far our paths may lead,
We don't need no shields, cause Love is the armor that we need

- Tinie Tempah ft. Kelly Rowland, Invincible

Open your eyes,
See all the love in me - I've got enough forever
Don't be afraid, to take all you need from me
And we'll be strong Together

- DJ Brisk And DJ Trixxy, Eye Opener

I'll follow your love into the stars,
I've gotta be anywhere you are

- Breeze Vs. UFO & Lost Witness, Love To The Stars

If I don't say this now,
I will surely break

- The Fray, Look After You

Waves may crash but I won't fall,
With you always by my side

- Dougal, Gammer & Lisa Marie, Heaven Calls

(Yes, a lot of song lyrics)
(This doesn't necessarily encompass the whole of 2012, because my memory is influenced by how I feel right now - but I think that overall it was a good year)

rai_ryu: (Default)

I guess I should finally write about Anime North here :P

Anime North Report... )

In other news, I got a whooole bunch more ponies today and it is very exciting. I'm being sorta dorky and formulating a sort of storyline for my ponies in my mind.
At AN I got some G2 ponies and they are soooo pretty. I never thought I'd actually own one :) now I have three!
Then of course today I go to Value Village and buy around 30 ponies XD the lady at the cash register gave me such a look...
I'm not keeping all 30, mind you. Some were fakies, others I'm just not interested in. I've got what I think is a G3.5 Cherilee McDonalds toy? I don't really like G3.5. I also got a duplicate G3 McDonalds Daisyjo. I'm gonna try to sell my fakies/duplicates and the misc. toys that get packed in bags with them. In all I'm keeping 23 new ponies from today.
I styled all their hair and now I'm just waiting for it to dry.
rai_ryu: (Zuko Worrying)
We leave in less than a week, so I've been finishing up some costume things and packing slowly. Still not done with the packing, still not done with the costumes (although I am very close). The last minute things to do always seem so rushed even though I probably have enough time to do them in.

My dad wants to pain the deck today although I feel like I should be doing things more productive for AN stuff...although I think mostly I'd just be tempted to watch more Avatar. It started out as something to tide me over until the next episode of Legend of Korra came out, but then I watched like 2.5 seasons in around a week and I realized that might not be the best plan. It takes so long for the episodes to come on Nick.com (although maybe I could watch them somewhere else?). Anyway now I've only got 6 episodes of Avatar left and that's not gonna last me til anything! If I'm really good I won't watch any more until AN is over. Buuuut...

I have a William Shakespeare keychain but I can't find it anywhere. I was gonna put it on my bag for AN (along with all my other keychains and pins that are on there already). I apparently have a one-track mind. Or maybe two-track if you count Avatar as well.

I need a new contact case and solution. My old case still has a pair of old contact lenses rotting in it and that's probably not safe for my eyes XD

My room is cleaner now. Still not clean obviously but at least the floor isn't a giant pile. Still has things on it, but they don't count as piles anymore. My dad wants me to clean up my sewing room downstairs, but that's gonna have to wait.
rai_ryu: (Badman)
I keep listening to music from when I was in grade 8-ish and it makes me want to write about my characters from that time, even though I can't since they're roleplay character. I mean, I could always write out their backstories and stuff. But so much exciting stuff happened when they were in the roleplayyy~

Tonight if I am good, I will maybe finish the ears for my Xweetok costume.
But am I good...?

Went to the doctor's with my Baguette today. She apparently has a B12 deficiency and I'm reading up on it on Wikipedia and freaking myself out. Probably not a good idea ^_^''

It seems that I've got a very busy week, and Anime North seems to be flying up toward me at an alarming pace. I need to pack, and go shopping for supplies, and obviously I need to finish my costumes. AAAH.
rai_ryu: (Zuko Worrying)
So a couple weeks ago I applied for university. If I get in I'd be going for a BA (majoring in Classical Studies and a minor in Applied Language Studies). But apparently my dad is pissed off that I'm even going to go to school. You know, most parents would be happy that their kids wanted to go to university, but hes just mad. Apparently learning languages is so useless it doesn't even count as something productive. He thinks I should just go out and get a job instead. As if I want to be making minimum wage all my life? But he seems to think you can just go out and get a high-paying job with benefits without even having any qualifications.
And for some reason he thinks I'm only going to school so that I won't have to get a job? Yeah, cause I want to spent 5000+ dollars JUST so I won't have to get a job? It's not like I want to stay here living with him forever.
Anyway, I don't even know if I'm gonna get in. If I do he'll probably be even more angry.

In other news, I wrote a story for the upcoming asexual romance anthology, and I got accepted in! I know there's been a lot of controversy around the cover of the anthology, and I don't think it's a good choice either, but I'm still happy about getting in. I really like my story, and the anthology gave me a reason to write it, and I'm also getting paid (better than writing it and not getting paid, lol). I'm excited for the book to come out.

I'm so very close to being done my Xweetok costume! The hardest thing I have left to do is try to figure out my new ear design. Hopefully it'll work. The ears I have right now are on a headband and fall over top of my ears, but my ears themselves push them out so they don't lay flat against my head. My new design would hopefully have my ears slip inside of the foam ears, and they'd just stay on like that. But I'm not entirely sure how to work that out.

Anime north is SO CLOSE.

And I found some anime box sets for sale on RightStuf, they arrived yesterday. I got Strawberry Panic, The Soultaker, and Mirage of Blaze (a present for my Baguette!). They were all around 13-15$ each which is a really great price for an entire series.

It's going to be a busy month, but I'm so excited for Anime North.
rai_ryu: (rainbow)
Today is a t.A.T.u. day, apparently. Sometimes there's just days where I wake up with a certain song in my head.

I'm really, really excited about Anime North, and I think there's only like one of my friends who isn't annoyed by me ranting about it constantly XP I'm also super excited for Atomic Lollipop, and tickets go on sale tomorrow! There's a special breakfast on saturday morning for the first 150 people to register. So I guess I am staying up late!!

I really want to work on my cosplays, but there's not really...anything I can do for the time being. For the parts I still need to finish, I have to go out and get some stuff. I guess I could always hand-sew the last little bit of hem on my vest for the Jolteon costume...but that's not the FUN kind of working on cosplays. Also I'm getting a friend's mother to knit a sweatervest for my Neopet costume, and I'm soooo paranoid that it won't be done on time, but I don't wanna keep texting her in case she gets annoyed by me...maybe I'll wait a week before texting again.

I started playing Final Fantasy X on the weekend (Friday maybe?) and I'm so obsessed with it. I really like all of the characters. I'm stuck at a hard boss right now though >_< (well, all of the bosses have been hard lately).

I reeeeally want to read Hunger Games, cause I really want to see the movie, lol. Hopefully my sister will remember to bring them over when she comes to visit on wednesday night. At least the first one! They sound really good.
rai_ryu: (Shenkuu)
The Altador cup has started! GOOOO SHENKUU!!
I'm super excited for it, I'm even going to make my own team shirt (or two, haha). The Techo Superfan has a pretty unclass one that I might just have to make.
Unfortunately, it falls on the same weekend as Anime North! Thus there will be 4 days that I CAN'T PLAY. But I won't be able to worry about it because I'll be at Anime North TOMORROW.
My costume is all done, just finishing up with packing. Have to go out and get some money too.
My goal is to be Rank 1 in the AC before I leave.

I started an RP with Cassy using some old characters of mine, and now I just keep thinking about them all the time. Taqu would like to inform me that I am NOT allowed to picture him and Katume doing some fairly embarrassing dancing to Baby by Justin Bieber, but I don't think I can stop NOW.

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rai_ryu: (envy)
Even after resurfacing, my Legend of Dragoon disc doesn't work, so I am very sad. I'll have to keep my eye out for another copy (and it helps that my best friend works at a game store)

I just started playing Star Ocean: Til The End of Time.
I think for the first time I exclusivly support a pairing OTHER than what is intended by the game (since I'm assuming Fayt and Sophia are supposed to end up together). But...Cliff is so blatantly in love with Fayt. And they would be cute together. And...Sophia doesn't know how to zip up her pants. So I support my decision.
There was a little boy in the game that looked like Justin Bieber, too.

In any case, that's probably all from me. I have an appointment tomorrow for contact lenses for anime north. Still have to work out the back on my costume, make a template for my face tattoo. And dye my hair (I did buy the hair dye).

I'm going to spend all my money there.
And I STILL don't have a job.

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