May. 2nd, 2011 08:15 am
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Dragon kitten!)
Successful karaoke night (n) – When half the bar sings along to your duet rendition of the Cell Block Tango.

(The female half.)

Aw yes.
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Lina: whhhhhhh
Lina: the daycare across the street just started playing music in the playground, loud
Lina: it took me awhile to ID it because it's kind of chiptune'd
Koni: The toddlers are tearing it up?
Lina: it's the PotC theme.
Koni: ...Pirate style.

Kero: what are you having for lunch?
Lina: ... I should probably have more than just raw ramen, huh.
Kero: you should put the sauce on it
Lina: I did.

Lina: Some questions just hang in the air
Lina: impossible to answer, like a zen koan
Lina: only demanded, with utterly jawdropped resignation:
Lina: "What do you do with forty-five honorary degree academic hoods??"
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Cheep cheep)
That's right: Random Question time.

So a gourmet cake is worth about $30, right? Ish.
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Today Paradise reminded me that I live in it.

Also I have a singing birthday card. I could cry.


Feb. 22nd, 2009 01:25 pm
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What was the name of that song that had the exact same bass intro as 'Ice, Ice, Baby' but was a substantially better piece of music?

Holy shit.

Jan. 21st, 2009 05:23 pm
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (DC: Double Robin)
The most singularly gorgeous Christmas gift was landed inside my door today.

THANK YOU, KONI. I LOVE IT. It's beautiful. I'm going to use it ALL the time. ='D When meishi exchange comes around during the return conference? I will be the coolest kid in the room. This sleek little baby might just net me a job.


Dec. 25th, 2008 01:53 pm
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (TT: Beast Boy is no.1)

It is better than advertised. |DDD

[ profile] jan_the_verse and [ profile] eva_kasumi are the best. The best. Just, ever.


Sep. 7th, 2008 10:17 am
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (KH: Sora approves)
My friendslist is happy today.

Go, you guys.


Aug. 17th, 2008 12:01 am
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (DC: I'm doing WHAT like WHO?)




arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Tir: =])
Today we went around a mountain, and then went straight over it to get back.

And then we made donburi with fried tofu in that sugar-shoyu-mirin sauce.

And now we have air conditioning.

Life is really, really good, you guys. Life is so good.

Yay stuff!

Jul. 17th, 2008 08:25 pm
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Justice for all)
Well, that was moderately awesome.

Been kind of shut-in for the past few days, packing and sorting and doing paperwork as usual. But today my studio director was called in for a last-minute sumi-e demo at this museum exhibit of Japanese wood-block prints, and she called me in to play backup on origami. I picked up two books and a basketful of random paperwork I had scattered about, pulled together a Kawasaki rose, and went! Twenty minutes' prep and I was folding a rosebud and chattering away about geometry and organic forms in front of ten or fifteen people.

It IS nice to know I can still do that, just on-demand. I got out and met people and went through the print collection afterward - there were some really fantastic works in there. I was really captivated by one 1935 print that had a Japanese castle done in Western perspective through bunches of sakura rendered in Impressionistic style. Oh Japan, you do cultural absorption well.


Jun. 20th, 2008 11:19 pm
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (DC: Double Robin)
Today we went around green spaces and spaces with birds and Egyptian temple. And lots of Madrid, really IN the city, feeling OUT the place and also its comic shops. Plural, oh how very plural. Madrid is a city with a character that can be seen eevn if not interacted with by us non-Spanish-speaking kiddies.

We also chose the nicest cheap food. This is how we managed goat cheese and caviar on fresh bread for lunch and unbelievably fancy dinner with drinks and dessert, for LESS than it would have in general cost me to do such thigns ALONE. This is because we are awesome, and Eva is awesome, and we win at Madrid, and life is great, and even if Madrid was kind of toying with us on the way back (I swear we were headed north twice and ended up south of where we were, hooray for maps and cyborg cheating) we still win in multiple respects.

I need to see moar Torchwood (but not the shitty bits) and moar Who, especially the first Christmas special, my god Gust how did we miss that.

I also require some Birds of Prey. In multiple media, because WHAT. Helena, Dinah, Babs, Harley, and ALFRED? With MARK HAMILL JOKER? Oh god why did I never know about this, I desire it even if it does turn out to be terrible, I desire it with a fairly large chunk of my soul.

Mongooseman, I shall totally check out this link when on a better computer. Gimme a week, my life is so different week to week these days. 8D

Hay guys!

In three days, I´ll have graduated from college a month ago!

arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Maya love!)
Yay Madrid! Yay Eva! Yay comics! Yay Madrid!


Yay, cognac-chocolate ice cream!

Yay, silly wall mural in our hostel room! TO SHIBALBA!

arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (DC: Double Robin)

Okay so

I just did something kind of terrible to a very sweet girl in my Civ class. She's a sophomore and always positive and upbeat and we're pretty good casual friends. And we're coming out of class talking about break and I mention the pillow fight and that there was a political rally there! Because what better way to get the young vote, am I right. And she goes Yeah, that's a great idea, who was it for? And I go, Harvey Dent for Gotham City DA. And show off my campaign pin on my bag. And she goes oh cool, uh-huh! Nodding along.

And I go all casual. Have you heard of him? No, she admits, so tell me about him, what's he like?

Well, gee, how to explain Harvey Dent. I take the pause to think. Is he a good guy? Or is he kind of a douchebag. she asks, all ready for the hard truth.

Well, he's really tough on crime, y'know? Kind of a hard-ass. And maybe you don't want that in SOME positions, though our governor was KIND OF doing okay with that (we divert into Spitzer talk for a moment and then go back to Dent) anyway, I think it's good to have a hardass for your DA! And he's not a BAD guy, he got where he is by being friends with all the right people, you know? Philanthropists. Rich guys who aren't douchebags. She nods along.

I like him, anyway (we talk about Spitzer more, how his downfall was this incredible disassociation between his public works and private misdeeds) and I do admit, I've been kind of watching Dent for awhile, and I think maybe that split could happen with him too! Between public and private personas. But y'know. So long as he doesn't do anything dangerous, illegal and stupid with that private life (we laugh about Spitzer.)

But wiki him, yeah? See what you think. I will, says she, armed and ready to go inform herself. I will wikipedia this guy and when we come to class on Wednesday, I will be all, "I wiki'd Harvey Dent." And we grin at each other

for entirely different reasons

and go our separate ways.

She is probably wiki'ing him right now.

I should feel terrible and I don't, I just don't.

I will be laughing about this so hard for such a long time. She is going to come to class on Wednesday and hate me, just hate me (for like thirty seconds).

Aw man. Life? Is pretty hilarious.

Happy day!

Mar. 22nd, 2008 08:31 pm
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (KH: Sora approves)
Okay you guys

So I just had the best day, ever, period. So freaking awesome. I met up with [ profile] eponymous_x &co at the Guggenheim and saw the Cai Guo-Qiang exhibit in all its glory- no webpage can explain or truly exhibit this and I exhort you all, if you are anywhere near NYC, to GO SEE THIS SHOW before it is gone. This man lit'rally makes explosions and explosives his medium for artwork. There are other beautiful and stunningly thought-provoking things he does, taxidermy and construction and clay sculpture. Go see, go see.

And then we went to Union Square for THE PILLOW FIGHT. A clutch of strangers with pillows thwapping each other, feathers EVERYWHERE, feathers drifting up into the air and blowing along with the wind and making a SIGNAL for where the fight was. It was beautiful.

And what should we see there on the edge of it? What should be parading along the side, chanting slogans and waving signs? Why, a campaign rally, of course – for what better way to reach The Youth than to campaign at an internets-organized pillow fight? And for whom, pray tell, are these fresh-faced activists-in-training cheering?

Why, Harvey Dent for District Attorney, of course!!

We got stickers and bumper stickers. Gotham City News was covering it, and the pillow fight behind it, as a strange escalation in the tense race for DA. Vicki Vale, on the scene, seriously for real you guys. I thought my face was gonna crack I was grinning so hard.

We took a time-out for food and Forbidden Planet, 'cuz why go to Union Square and not buy comics, amirite. They have a life-size Dalek in there now. I got some Teen Titans because I hadn't had enough Bart Allen in my life lately. And, you know, can never have enough Drake. Picked up some free Harvey for DA campaign buttons at the counter.

And then it was back to the pillow fight. We waded in and got to sit in the big pile in the middle. Feathers EVERYWHERE, cannot emphasize this enough - a guy on the subway afterward asked if we'd been attacked by birds. Whumpf bumpf shoompf! There goes another pillow, a cloud released into the blizzard. Every time one gets thrown out of the ring, some helpful soul throws it right back in and beans a combatant on the way. One pillow said OBAMA BOMB. One said 'デクスタ' on one side and '暗' on the other and had small bloodstains, very mysterious. One crowd favorite was bright red silk with Chinese characters all over it. THE FEATHERS. Trails of foam mixed in.

Ahhhhhh. A glorious, glorious day all around. And tomorrow is Easter. =DDD

Everything's worked out just as it should.


Mar. 11th, 2007 09:05 pm
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Nami's cheery!)
I was just treated to very nice pizza in very good company! I've finished a translation update and started a watercolor! Plus, I started playing Ico today, and, well, wow.

It is high time I began to do a little work.
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It is hella International Blanket Fort Day, bitches. I am gonna make myself one awesome blanket fort, and then do my drapery drawing assignment from the INSIDE.

Have a good night.
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Drakken says: your mom's a ho.)
SOooooo tonight was (at last!) a full success on the peanut butter pasta front, with ginger and honey taking the lead and teriyaki sauce a good complement. It's the simple things. Also I played through day 2 of case 4 in PW:AA again, because I will always play through these things a fourth and fifth time when there are friends who want to play it with me. ♥ I'm definitely pulling off a PW fandom sweep here. Everyone loves Edgeworth.

And then I watched three outta four of the new Kim Possible, which is adorable and awesomesauce. Speaking of which, GIP. SO GIP.

Is gonna be a busy, work-filled weekend.
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Kids.)
So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin’ ass and celebratin’ the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was.
Molly Ivins, Nothin’ But Good Times Ahead, pp. 254-5.

I still believe in Hope - mostly because there's no such place as Fingers Crossed, Arkansas.
Molly Ivins

We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we're for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush's proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on Jan. 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, "Stop it, now!"
Molly Ivins, "Stand Up Against the Surge", 1/11/2007. (final column)

And another regrettable thing about death
is the ceasing of your own brand of magic,
which took a whole life to develop and market --
the quips, the witticisms, the slant
adjusted to a few, those loved ones nearest
the lip of the stage, their soft faces blanched
in the footlight glow, their laughter close to tears,
their tears confused with their diamond earrings,
their warm pooled breath in and out with your heartbeat,
their response and your performance twinned.
The jokes over the phone. The memories
packed in the rapid-access file. The whole act.
Who will do it again? That's it: no one;
imitators and descendants aren't the same.

John Updike


Jan. 31st, 2007 12:44 am
arkster: Excited dragon is excited. (Nami dances.)




...whoops, lost an earring. D=


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