rikke_leonhart: Owl (Arashi - Dorks)
It's astounding how every time I declare that I'm alive and kicking I disappear. Oops?

I've been down with the flu, though /hides behind excuse. No, really. It sucks, I'm terrible at being ill, I go stir crazy the moment the choice of being indoors or not is taken from me. I mean, laziness in general is kind of difficult for me to reconcile with my constant need to be doing something, whether it's writing or something else, but I'm getting better at it, I swear. I really just prefer having the choice, is that really too much to ask? I'm just about over it now, so, all good!

Work has been really hectic and weird and scary for the past two weeks, a lot of thefts have been happening, and let me just tell you that it's not fun in any interpretation of that word to be present while that is going on. So, iPads, phones, Apple TV, a lot of stuff have been stolen. Ugh.

So yeah. Other than working as many shifts as I've been offered this January, I've passed my exams and I've been going with my trainer a lot to help her out with the horses, which is amazing and exhausting and. I really like it, the feeling of being physically exhausted, plus I get to spend time with her, which is always all kinds of hilarious and amazing. It also seems that all my friends decide to have various degrees of meltdowns in January, which is fine with me since I have better time now than when classes start up again in February, but oh my god, so much drama.

I've also gotten the go ahead to start running again YES YES YES /cheer

Fandom wise. Well, not much is happening lately, is there? I mean, Arafes is still amazing, but otherwise? The European Fanmeet in August, though = EXCITE. It's going to be amazing, I have very high expectations for the truly tremendous amount of fangirling that will happen during those days. Nothing else, I'm afraid. J-Popcon in March, I'm working on my costumes, it will be glorious, I'm not kidding. I watched the Kurt edit of last night's Glee and I ship Kurt/Adam like mad, seriously, Adam made him giggle and feel good about himself = instant win in my book. Sadly it won't be happening for more than a few episodes, Damn you, Glee. Why can't I seem to quit you? Kurt, that's why.

But Arashi, yes, I am having an insane amount of Arashi feels lately, I blame Arafes. Intense Arashi feels, intense Ohno feels and these days, very intense Nino feels. Need to rewatch this concert forever and ever. Amen. It has made me finish Muses piece 11 (YAAAY) and I am having a lot of plots floating around in my head to boot. Woe be to everyone but especially the boys. I'm not even sorry, I just have a lot of words and a lot of feels, which in this case is an explosive combination mwahahaha.

Which more or less segues into my really huge project of posting all my work on AO3, and I am already weeping like crazy at the amounf of work - which, a lot of it is because I'm a fucker who doesn't like to make things easy for myself: A lot of the corrections that I find in the fics after they've been posted, I only edit in the posts themselves, which means that the documents themselves have the incomplete versions. Sigh. I will figure it out.

Lastly! Do I know any really awesome artists here that have a way with calligraphy and kanji?

I am going to put up a post one of these days about writing, some specific things in writing that I hope people will want to put their two cents in to, it would be really really awesome.

I miss talking to you all, I will do my best! I am leaving off this time with zomg awesome videos.

Toodles <3<3<3

Because this choreography is insanely clever and needs to be praised forever:


And this is all kinds of awesome because Face Down. FACE DOWN.

/rolls to bed
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Lana Del Rey - color)
I have successfully survived a marathon of writing three assignments, going to work and actually managing to have a life. I can't even. Met up with a friend on Tuesday because I seriously needed to do something else than staring at my computer. Was much needed, and she decided the pink tips Gati's mom did on my hair needed to be strengthened, so I now have very pink tips again. I've been running on too little sleep and too much caffeine for almost a week now, so after work yesterday, I crashed rather spectacularly.

I wake up to a text from Gati that Arafes is up for preorder, why does this always happen when I happen to be asleep? I did get First Press from Cdjapan, though, so I'm totally okay with that <3 Also sfzlugfdjhfjdfdjk GAMMICK GAME LIVE. I am so on board with that, finally we got you, Neen. And Rain just with Ohno and no back up dancers? This is going according to my plan. Popcorn goods look good, but none of them really screams at me. Might get a clearfile if I can be bothered. We'll see!

A huge thank you to [livejournal.com profile] i_am_zan for the pretty card and the lovely, lovely words, it made me seriously, really happy, so thank you so much <3 I love snail mail, okay? <3
[livejournal.com profile] walking_orgy: I am working on it, uploading as we speak! I have not dropped any colorful commentary as probably you'd better listen and get your own impressions, yeah, no matter how much I'd like to shove my (clearly) unbiased opinions on you xD I also suck, I saw your comments last night after work, but yeah, collapsed, so. It was even a chance of catching you somewhat real time, but damn. Next time? <3

You all need to buy Lana Del Rey's new Paradise Edition because reasons. No, seriously, it's brilliant, I've been listening non-stop since it got out on Monday, IT'S SO GOOD. Body Electric is perfection, she sings it like she's aching, Bel Air and American are phenomenal, my god. Listen, it's fantastic. It's also really motivational, apparently, since I managed to finish my assignments almost three days before deadline, so. I thought Born To Die was the best album release for me this year, but apparently, Lana can only best herself, so the Paradise Edition easily shoves Born To Die down. If I hadn't already songficced the crap out of Born To Die, I'd do it again despite my raging hate for songfics. I can't words.

Anyway! Besides ordering Arafes, I have actually nothing to do today besides the cinema later with my trainer. We're going to watch... Breaking Dawn pt. 2. I know, I know. Seeing as I have only watched the first movie and read half of the first book, this shall probably be amusing. I have little to no idea what's happening in between, but internet assures me I'm better off without knowing. Anyway, she asked if I wanted to go with her, and it's been a long time since we've spent some quality time together, so it'll be good, even if I'm watching Twilight. /shrugs. I survived reading Fifty Shades, I can survive this.

I suppose I should now read my email, I haven't checked it since the weekend, so. I hope nothing truly groundbreaking was happening while I was assignment writing like a pro.

I also hope I can get some writing done now. My fingers are itching to write.

Please update me on your lives, lovely flist <3
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Final Fantasy - Zidane Tribal)
Being buried beneath a heap of blankets and racing to finish three assignments with deadline on Saturday, I will probably not be here much this coming week, but I shall try!

Happy one-day-early birthday to [livejournal.com profile] tonieboo0013, happy birthday, love, hope you'll be having a good one <3

Also, thank you to BFF for verbally kicking my ass into gear last night, it was much appreciated, my whining was ridiculous.

Anyway, I'm trying to get some writing done, I will try and cram it in in between assignments and actual human functions, but we all know how that tends to work out for me. Part 10 of Muses is just about done, I've started on part 11, I'm also working on my cliché fic, which has kind of taken over my life for a bit, which I normally wouldn't mind but for the fact that I'm trying to write a paper on dialects and linguistic evolution in Catullus' Carmina. So unless it writes itself, there will be little to no writing for me this week, I think :(

I'm wildly amused (and also slightly horrified) to discover that The Shameless Fic was nominated last year to some award or another. What. How. Why. HOW. WHY. HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? Does this fandom genuinely not know when it's being mocked? This fic, of them all, was the one I was not keen on advertising anywhere, I wasn't even going to post it originally. So amused, what is this fic even? Various mean, mean people are telling me to write the sequel, what the hell, wasn't there enough mockery the first time around? I'm not completely heartless, you know, just really not in possession of a working brain to mouth filter.

Am I caught up on things now? Hopefully yes, but you lot are seriously difficult to keep up with, you're all busy and lovely (and productive!) so. Please just poke me if there's urgent stuff I need to know, you guys are really sweet at pm-ing me and reminding me of stuff, so just, I'm glad you do, so keep it up? Please?

Okay, my break from assignments has gone on long enough! Toodles! <3

Please do not rob yourselves of the experience of this Patrick Wolf interview plus live performances of Overture and Born To Die.
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Monty Python - French Kniggit)
/dying. My icon for this post pretty accurately sums up my feelings about the past two days.

I feel like I should apologize to the few new friends I've made in the past few weeks (I actually typed "feeks", my brain apparently decided that "few" and "weeks" could be shortened, I'm not all there, alright) that the first posts you get from me are alarmingly detailed and TMI about me being ill. Apologies. (I typed "Apollogies". ...I'm clearly invested in my studies, okay.)

Anyway, I'm almost completely up to date with my comments and oh my god, that is a first this year, methinks. Figures it's because I'm ill and frantically trying to amuse myself and not keel over from the massive migraine that is threatening to erupt at any given moment. You guys, I am so unattractive right now, so much snot in my head, it's not pretty, you have no idea. And that's knowing that today is significantly better, snot-wise (oh lawd), than yesterday. On the downside, my throat is significantly worse than yesterday, cue me not really sleeping last night because it felt like I was trying to turn my throat into sandpaper all night. My stomach muscles (ha, no really, I do have some) are all aching from all the coughing I've been doing /whiiiiiine.
 
I remain confounded/amazed/in awe that when I half-way lose my voice to squeaky sounds and pitching all over the place, cracking halfway through words, my family understands me better than normal. I'll keep up my regime of earl grey tea and honey and hope I'll regain some semblance of voice soon because this is getting old pretty quickly. My dad made me drink tea with rum in yesterday, which was a complete and utter failure due to a) it was more like rum with tea, b) rum is foul, c) tea and rum = foulness, d) THE FOULNESS. And I totally typed FOWL and stared at it for a minute before I realized something was wrong. What the eff, brain, come on, please to be firing on all cylinders soon.

The fever is not going down yet either and I believe I'm getting slightly delusional. One of my naps involved a frighteningly livid dream of the President of Germany, a hippo, Monza (which, in my defense, is slightly relevant seeing as it's actually ongoing, so shut up, and besides, Lotus' hashtag for this weekend is #Monzarella, how is this team so awesome?) and Captain America. Trust me, you do not want to know. I don't want to know. /weeps.

So I bought The Avengers on DVD and forced my family to watch it with me (perk #1 of being ill: getting to control the TV) and it's still as awesome as watching it thrice in the cinemas suggests. And I've been making my brother watch my Top Gear DVDs with me, because that never ever gets old, so if you want a laugh, here's what you need to watch:



/squeaky pitchy laugh

And you really have no idea how many times I've read this post through to save you from the most horrifying/hilarious typos. I miss my brain not being encased by snot.

ETA:
Accurate conversation #1:
Brother: So, did you write down what you need me to buy later? I have the list right here.
Rikke: No, I still *wheeze* ne-*crack*-ed to add the last *cough* ingre-*crack*-di-*squeak*-ents.
Brother: ...just write it down, alright.

Accurate conversation #2:
TV: I threw a wish in the well, don't ask me I'll never tell-
Rikke: I hate *cough* this *cough wheeze cough* song.
Brother: Me too.
Rikke: ...
Brother: ...
Brother: HEY I JUST MET YOU AND THIS IS CRAZY, BUT HERE'S MY NUMBER, SO CALL ME MAYBE
Rikke: /buys song on iTunes
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
LONG TIME NO SEE, FLIST.

Someone got eaten by tigers in a Danish zoo this morning. How's that for summer excitement?

Also, yesterday, I had no less than nine separate posts on my flist telling me about Colfer's flawless photoshoot. I think I got the message.

Life and more life and also a bit of fandom (and Fifty Shades bashing!), methinks. All in bullet points, perhaps. Randomness ahoy. )
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Monty Python - French Kniggit)
So I've spent four+ hours in the ER today because my meniscus is shot, and let me tell you, painkillers are amazing and everything is hilarious at the moment, including me YAY

This really just fucks up all my plans, really. I'm to rest my knee for two weeks (stumbling around on crutches oh dear) and it should be healed within 5-6 weeks - if it was intact to start with, but with my history of fucked up knees, who knows. Anyway, I am definitely aiming for being back in the saddle (figuratively and literally) by Friday, because oh my god. I am not good at sitting still when its not by choice.

However, at the moment I am writing a bit. Part three of Muses should be up one of the coming days, maybe even tomorrow, it's not like I have better things to do, obviously.

And I'm rewatching Ryusei no Kizuna. For purely scientific purposes, I assure you. (And also as reward for whenever I've crammed and been productive.)

Points to note:
1. Nino, oh my god, the pretty, it's unfair.
2. I actually like his acting in this, hey!
3. Toda Erika had meat on her bones, who'd have thought with how she looks like an anorexic bike rack with a suit on these days. (Speaking of Toda, if they make her and Enomoto a couple on Kagiheya, I will cut a bitch. Whiny thing, that girl.)
4. Ryo should be thanking his lucky stars he's so pretty, because his acting isn't his finest but by far not his worst either.
5. THE DELUSIONAL CHIEF CLERK. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

That is all.
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
Okay so it's like, the most broadcasted secret on this journal how much I'm in love with Teenage Dream (the Glee version, tyvm), and I've actually found a version I love even more. Now that's a shocker!

I'll go lie down and try to sleep my headache to lessen a bit and I'll leave you with these two songs:



And then a song I've been ridiculously emotional about all day, I don't know why today made me especially teary about it, but anyway. The lyrics are absolutely breathtaking and still gets to me even months later.

rikke_leonhart: Owl (Arashi - Ohno Taka)

Hello flist, long time no see!



No, really, all over the place. )

ETA: Just watched VS Arashi with Kaibutsu-kun movie team, and sdkjhfsfgjsgd MABO♥
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)

Six months ago I bought my fabulous and mouth watering pretty white Samsung Galaxy phone, yeah?

Last week, I handed it in for repair because it'd started freezing up and dying completely. The guy in shop said; "It's most likely a software problem." OH REALLY. I could've told him that. I reigned in my colorful vocabulary, said okay and thanks and left.

Today, I got it back. With a brand spanking new interface that a) is so slow I'm tempted to throw the phone into a wall, and b) so weird and so abstract that I'm almost crying from the rage and unfairness. And I didn't even get a manual to the new system. Or "We Screwed Your Phone 101."

I. Am. Pissed.

See who's on the hunt for a new phone now. I'm so sorry, love, we've been through some good times, but I can't get over how frustrating you've become. /pets phone



In other news, I'm kicking Greek's ass. I RULE.
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
BUT I WILL FLAIL IF I WANT TO. SO.

*FLAIL*

KIMSTER WON IN BELGIUM, EFFIN FINALLY!


Sorry about that.
But yeah. What also makes me happy is that Arashi rocked Kokuritse. DVD NOW PLZTHX.

So, now up to the horse, and then to the doctor's appointment. Yaaaaa-y.

Sarah, I WILL read Dreamcatcher one of these days, its just, ugh, you know, rl being a bitch T___T

And Euf? I have a surpriiiiiiiiiiise for you *whistles innocently*
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)
Tomorrow. TOMORROW.

14 hours, to be exact.

I'm dying. Church History.

But, if I survive tomorrow, I might even post a fic or something in sheer celebration.

Oh wait, no, I won't, since I have Japanese class, so I'm home really late. Perhaps tomorrow morning, then.


AND GO AWAY YOU STUPID FLU.
rikke_leonhart: Owl (Default)

Okay, admitted. I am FAIL, because I've failed in posting pictures everyday. I skipped yesterday and I'll skip today.

It's been crazy hectic, this weekend.

Two of the horses I'm training were to be shown to potential buyers, as well as I had work and my own horse to take care of.
But, I think that one of the horses are likely to be sold now, they were really interested.

So, that's one horse down, three to go. I think I'm going to take a break from training others' horses after these are sold.

And I finally got around to finish that "#"¤#%"#"&"?! commission that I've been working on and off on for-effin'-ever. I hope that she'll be happy with the result D:

So, not much time for anything else, this weekend. Tomorrow I'll start preparing for exams again.

On the bright side, I get so tired that I actually sleep :D

*hugs you all*

AND OMG UTAONI ON FRIDAY!!!! *excitement*


(And here's to me playing Final Fantasy IX all night. Toodles!)

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