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01 October 2005 @ 11:57 pm
Hello everyone.

It's....been a long time.

I apologize for ...pretty much disappearing for several months. I've been meaning to update, but, well, it's a long story, and the short version is this:

- I lost my job and couldn't find another one. This meant I had to cut back on my spending pretty severly, including spending money on the internet. :/ There are no cybercafes or whatnot here, and the library here doesn't have online access on their computers. Then to top it all off, my computer pretty much got fried somehow, so I had to save up to repair it so I didn't even have that.

- I started back at school. Thanks to a loan from my (oh so very kind) parents and financial aid, I've been able to afford it. So I'm back in school again! This also means that, since I'm living at the dorms, I'll have internet access again! In fact, I would have had it already but I just managed to get the computer fixed and get the net set up at home again. I'm at the parents now testing out the computer (IT WORKS.), but I'll be going back to Dekalb on Monday, so I should, if all with the internet set up goes well, be back online by Monday evening. I've not had a chance to write a lot (though I still have like 99 billion ideas floating around in my head) and I'm sure I'm hopelessly behind on the RP (alas and alack; I loved that RP. I hope you guys found a new Yue Ying - though if you didn't, is there any hope I could play her again? *bashful grin*) and LJ (I'm so sorry for not commenting on any of your journals in...well, forever.) And of course, I still want to make the DW Link List, a long delayed project, but not a long forgotten one. I promise I will try to catch up very quickly though, and hopefully not disappear again.

I see livejournal has changed a bit in my absense...I wonder what tags are? *goes to look*

I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you!
28 June 2005 @ 12:37 am
Hey guys,

Still not dead. Unfortunately having a few troubles at work and home that are monopologizing most of my time; hopefully will be able to give better update soon. Sorry I've been so MIA; it really couldn't be helped. I'll try to catch up soon (tm soon) and fill you all in on the VERY long story.
Current Mood: sadsorry!
13 June 2005 @ 03:09 am

But very, very hot and miserable.

Sorry I'm behind.

Heatwave hopefully breaking soon.

Will catch up then.
06 June 2005 @ 09:44 pm
Sorry I haven't been around a lot. It's very, very hot here and my room feels like it's on fire. I've been spending a lot of time out due to the bad weather, so I probably won't be in the compu room until it cools off a LOT more. The room the computer is in is the worst of them all.

Haven't forgotten about the link list (see this entry), but haven't had time to really develop anything for it.

I'm heading back to the air conditioned area, now. ^^;
Current Mood: hothot
03 June 2005 @ 07:16 am
You know, there's so few English resources for Dynasty Warriors; and while there's many more in Japanese...It's in Japanese, and thus, not that accessible to primarily English speaking fans. I had gotten so used to thinking it so small a fandom, I nearly dropped in shock when I found musou search.

And that got me thinking - shouldn't there be a list? Sure, YueYing.net has some links, but it's not every site, and there isn't a lot of details on his/her link list.

So I'm thinking: Why don't I make a GIGANTIC Link list of like, every DW/Ro3k/Kessen/etc site I can find (that allows to be linked to, of course; I'm not going to link to a site the author wishes to remain quiet.), English, Japanese, and other? And make a guide to searching for the Japanese sites, since I think there is a need for it - stuff like common pairing notations, words like yaoi, illustration, warning, etc? Good idea? Bad idea? Crackpot idea?

I'm kind of jazzed and want to do it, but I also want to bounce it off some others first. And since you, darling friends <3, are almost certainly all DW fans, I thought you would be the best ones. ^_^;

Early thoughts on organizationCollapse )

An early? example of what I'm thinking of:Collapse )
Current Mood: bouncyexcited!
Current Music: Garbage - Butterfly Collector
25 May 2005 @ 06:24 am
Argh. Was Sima Yi married? I wanted to make a passing mention to her in a fic I'm (badly ;_;) writing and I just can't find any mention of her name, or even if he was married at all. He has a couple of children, so it's not like he was a hermit or whatnot, but even looking for info on Sima Zhao and Sima Shi doesn't help turn up any information on their mother(s). I've heard people joke that he was, erm, a bit liberal with his loving, shall we say, so I'm surprised how little information there is out there concerning any of his lovers. If anyone could help me out, I would be immensely grateful and, like, be your bi-zatch forever.

Debating on asking in dynastywarriors, but I don't want to crowd up the community with a slightly silly question, but I might if I can't find it anywhere else.

In other news, good lord is Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX hard. I just beat the tutorial with only a week to go (and unlocked Huang Yue Ying, huzzah - love her portrait) and now I'm playing the Yellow Turban rebellion and they're totally kicking my ass quite riduculously.
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Current Music: Mariah Carey, of all things
21 May 2005 @ 01:04 am



Best. Movie. Ever. <3 I see why the other two were needed now. OH MY GOD.

Will write more on it when less tired, but I think this is going to replace ESB as my favorite Star Wars, ever.
Current Mood: draineddrained
18 May 2005 @ 11:31 pm

Work is killing me. Will try to write more when time allows.

Current Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
11 May 2005 @ 01:47 am
Have unlocked Zuo Ci.

All I can say is: Good lord! And I thought Lu Bu was overpowered. He's an absolute monster. Interesting character, though I'm not sure he really needed eight stages. ^^;

I think I'm almost done with DW5; I've got a few more endings to unlock and I'm not sure if I'll bother with the ultimate weapons for every character (What is the point of unlocking Xu Zhu's ultimate weapon? I hardly ever use him.) but I've got Zhuge Liang's, Sima Yi's and Yue Ying's thus far. Will probably get Pang Tong's, Xing Cai's, Cao Cao's, Zhu Rong's, Meng Huo's, Cao Pi's, and Zhen Ji's, but after that I'm not sure if I'll try to get them for everyone or just leave that for whenever I feel like playing again.

DW5 is quite the fun game. I have to admit I'm really curious what they're planning on doing for the add on games this time. The musou mode in this one is really just like the DW4: XL musou mode, but with more stages.

I think I'm going to purchase DW3. I wasn't sure if I was going to at first, but it's a new beat-'em-up and it's only 7.99 at the game shop right now, so I figure I might as well get it when I have the money to burn.

Also picked up the Dresden Dolls CD today; tis quite good, though definately different. I really adore "Coin Operated Boy."
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: David Grey - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
04 May 2005 @ 01:06 am

I have seen the other side of the mountains of volumous of homework, and it is a glorious sunrise. "Huzzah! Huzzah!" I cry. Now I just have approx. 1,999 different papers due by the end of the week. Urgh. But the tests are done, the projects are done...I have overcome the evil tests and projects, and I shall overcome the papers soon, and then be left to my own devices. (Huzzah!)

In videogame news:

I've made good progress on DW5. I have most people unlocked, I'm missing Wei Yan, Yuan Sho, and Zuo Ci, I believe, and that's it. I think I have everyone else out, though I'm not as far through the endings as I'd like to be. I have most of the items - almost all of the saddles (the Shadow Harness continues to taunt me, though - such a hard requirement!), a couple of the orbs, and almost everything of the items except the fire arrows, mostly because I don't ever use the arrows. ^^;)

Also? Sima Yi x Cao Pi? Haaawwwwwtt. So very. *ahem* I think it's possibly becoming my favorite pairing, especially after seeing Cao Pi's ending. So, he doesn't mind what Sima does after he dies, hmm..? Interest-ink.
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Dresden Dolls - Coin Operated Boy