kat_elric: (facepalm)
So I was chatting online with one of my friends and we started talking about accents and words that we use because we live in different parts of the world. From there we decided to do a voice meme thing and she found one that seemed sort of fun. So I did it... *dies of embarissment* All the pics in this vid are ones that I took because I was too lazy to get my webcam hooked up and I wanted to give you all something to look at while listening to me go on and on lol....







Here is the orginal script I followed:

"Your name and username.

Where you’re from.

Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?

What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?

What do you call gym shoes?

What do you call your grandparents?

What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?

What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Choose a book and read a passage to it.

Do you think you have an accent?

Be a wizard or a vampire?

Do you know anyone on Tumblr in real life?"
kat_elric: (Is the oven on?)
*sings and dances* My computer is back! My computer is back!

For those of you who don't follow me on twitter, I had to call Dell almost 2 weeks ago about some repairs on my laptop. The screen was flickering and the headphone jack would no longer properly transmit sound. They sent out a tech guy with the parts to my house and the man took apart my computer replaced the parts, put it all back together, and found that it wouldn't turn on. After working with it for 2 hours he called Dell and they said I would have to ship it in (the tech guy at my house told me he was almost certain that the mother board they sent for him to put in was dead and that was why it wasn't turning on). So I had to wait for a box and ship it away so they could fix it and now it is home! It even got a new keyboard along with everything else. I hadn't asked for it but they probably saw that it was so well used that they might as well replace it.

Grand total for all the hassle on my computer: $0

I love having a warentee on this thing. ^_^

Of course this means that the whole next chapter (which I may be finished with) is all written in a notebook and now needs to be translated into type, lol. That should be fun!
kat_elric: (facepalm)
It is funny where you mind goes when you are lying cocooned in your blankets, unable to fall asleep because there is a mouse running around your room and the moment you fall asleep you just know it will come and nibble on your toes (frightening I know). My brain happened, for some reason, to start pondering the process of writing and the product (oddly enough it didn't spend any time on the numerous stories I have waiting to be finished).

I was thinking about the fact that it would be nice to make money for all of the time I spend working on my separate pieces of fiction since I do pour a lot of hours into it. The only way I know to do that is to write a story strictly for publication. As tempting as that sounds, I realized that would take away some of my favorite things about writing. When I finish a chapter it is all I can do to send if off to my beta first and not simply post it because I am so excited to share it with you guys.

I also love hearing the instant feed back on every chapter. I'm not fooling myself into thinking that most of you comment or even a good number of you, but some of you do and I love reading each and every one of them. If I wrote for publication, I might hear from some readers on the book as a whole but no where near as detailed as you all tend to get. (Plus I wouldn't have the pleasure of giving you all horrible cliff hangers...)

All of those thoughts amounted to the fact that while I would love to be a published writer, I am fairly happy doing what I am now and I don't think I could go without doing what I do here. (Although if anyone has any ideas on how I could make extra money on this, I am all ears. lol.)

So now that you have read through all of that, it's all of your favorite time again: Drabble Requests! This time I am going to do drabbles centered on one song. You will provide me with all of the information (and a link to the song) and I will write only for the duration of the song. Sounds fun? Great! You all know the drill (or if you don't just fill in the blanks lol)

Group
Pairing/Member:
Universe: [Due to how short these are going to be, it needs to be a universe that already exists in one of my stories or the real world.]
Preferred rating: [I promise not to go above your preferred rating but I may not actually get up to it...]
Song: [please include a link where I can listen to it]
kat_elric: (family meeting - DBSK)
I have the worst cold I have had in a long time... I think my body was fighting it so hard because I could not miss a day of work where I was working. Now that I am done my body heaved a great sigh, and the cold jumped me. I'll spare you all the gory details, just know that I haven't moved from the couch unless I have had to all day long.

That being said I am bored out of my mind and would like to write, however nothing is tickling my fancy. To that end I am going to have another drabble request post!

Here is how this will work:

These will be comment drabbles (to keep my muses from running away with me) and they will only be as long as what can fit in a comment. So here is what I need from you.

Group: (any or multiple!)
Pairing: (any)
Rating: (any *please use standard ratings [G,PG,PG-13,R,NC-17], I don't want to have to figure out what PG-15 means... ^^;)
Prompt: (get creative! It can be anything. Please specify universe if you have a specific one you want)
Word: (pick a single word that you want the fic to involve somehow)

No limit to how many can request since they should all be short and sweet! Have fun!
kat_elric: (Default)
So I just re-read Of Blood and Brooms to refresh my memory on the story.

When I finished happily reading along 1st thought: "Oh this is really good, I hope the author continues this cause I wanna know what happens next."

2nd thought: "..... I am the author... I know what happens next..."

3rd thought: *listens to muses laugh at her*

In other news I am still alive!

In other, other news my laptop has decided to get this random white static at random times across the bottom 1/3 of my screen. I have reason to believe that this means the connection of my screen to my laptop is beginning to short out or something along those lines. Time to call dell and have them come fix this baby.

Really?

Feb. 14th, 2011 09:18 pm
kat_elric: (unimpressed - frog)
Ok so I had this on one of my journal entries today:

"An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!"

lol yeah that would be great except for it was on an entry that was a Dear Diary entry from Ryeowook... I about died laughing.

Dear spammer,

If you would like to be taken seriously please start posting with an actual user name. Of course that may result in your user name getting reported and then deleted from livejournal. I don't know what your actual goal is, but thank you for the amusement you provide me almost everyday now.

Sincerely,
An author who may or may not be thrilled
kat_elric: (hehe hey guys - Aladin)
There are a few things I have to work on that I really need to focus on darn it! Muses work with me! You play nicely and then we can do what you want.... please? I'll give you cookies?

Has anyone else gotten comments recently that are completely spam? I keep reporting and deleting them but they keep showing up for all sorts of things (like a Russian one for an apartment in Petersberg). I have no idea where they are coming from but I really would wish they would stop. The comments of my readers are important to me and the random spam thing is irritating...

I also just watched the 5Dolls MV... I love CO-ED and I'm excited for 5Dolls, but I'm not sure how I feel about Jay being back in my Kpop (he guest stars in their new video). I think it would be different if what happened didn't feel so wrong to me... I mean maybe it is just me, but after seeing the reactions of 2PM to his leaving and all the emotion and what not I'm not so sure. And if whatever you have done is bad enough that you have to leave your company (and the company lets you go) the why the heck do you just pop back up in the country to do it all over again? Maybe it is just me but I wouldn't mind if he did stuff in America, I just feel like he has lost the privilege of being in Kpop.

Now that I have said my peace, off to get something done! (I hope....)
kat_elric: (oooh wipers - Micky)
So in light of the "Blizzard of 2011" or the SNOWPOCALYPSE as some have taken to calling it on facebook (or maybe just because I am really bored), I am doing a small drabble request thing again!

The first 5 people to comment with their request can have a short piece written by me (and I swear one of these times I will fulfill all five... ^^;) just fill out the following:

Pairing (Group): can be anything but if I don't know them I can't promise great results ^^;
Word: pick a word that you would like involved in some way shape or form.
Use of Snow: Snow has to be used somehow, but you decide how, be creative!
Universe: any universe I have created, the real one, or one you just made up are all fair game.
Anything Else:
kat_elric: (Default)
Ok trusty friends list and any of you silent stalkers of mine out there. I need your help. I am looking for anyone who lives in or knows/can speak the language of Malaysia. At this point I will take anything I can find so any help you can give me would be great. Now let me explain.

The school that my father works in and that I have been subbing in has recently had a student move from Malaysia. The problem is that he doesn't speak a word of English, and I mean nothing. They cannot even explain the concept of a locker to him because there is no communication there. Since I am the only person on the whole campus that has any clue about Asian language (apparently even the Asian American students there don't know their Asian languages), my dad has asked me to see what I can do. So at this point I have no idea what I should expect tomorrow or if I can do anything, but if someone doesn't communicate with this student he will just end up brushed through the system until he learns the language or maybe even longer. I refuse to see that happen (not that I have any clue what he does speak).

So that is why I am asking all of you. If there is anyone who lives there and could give me some insight that would be great. If there is anyone who could actually give me language help I would be in your debt for a long time!

So please if you know anyone, help me get in touch with them.

Thanks guys.

*sigh*

Dec. 26th, 2010 11:00 pm
kat_elric: (unimpressed - frog)
I am currently not a very happy author... I skipped over to Super Legacy this evening to check and see if they had any more subbed goodies and discovered that they had moved their required post count to access said subbed goodies from 30 to 100... Since I am not an avid forum goer (I find it ridiculous to muse about what I would do if locked in a closet with Leeteuk for a hour or whether I would stick my tongue down Donghae's throat or try to molest him on first contact, on a forum, I do that very well on my own thank you (and the real answer that I have is that if I was in a closet with Leeteuk for an hour he would be under strict orders to nap while I kept everyone out and if I ever got to meet Donghae I would do neither. I would likely shaake his hand, tell him I respect him and am praying for him and let him know that if he has time I would love to have a conversation because there is a laundry list of questions that I have)) I simply pop into those things for the downloads... I am not pleased.

Yes I understand that they may have had a problem with people stealing their links and posting them else where. Will this stop them? No.

Yes I understand they only want people who are active in their forum to be able to download their subs. Isn't that what making me reply on every single download thread in order to download it is about... I mean I am forced to thank you (not that I wouldn't anyway) and that doesn't even count towards my total post count...

Now I could spend 4 - 5 hours (it takes me that long to simply pick what dumb thing I'm going to respond to!) responding to threads on "how nice Sungmin's ass looks in those pants" or I could put those 4 - 5 hours to good use but actually doing something productive, like writing the next universe.

But no. If I want my nice subbed goodies so I can really really understand why the hell Eunhyuk just fell on the ground holding his side in laughter while I take my break from the daily grind. I have to go through torture that makes me gouge my eyes out or pay money on stuff that is supposed to be NON-PROFIT.

Just one more reason why I am getting closer and closer to starting my own team. Just need some reliable bilingual people to join the crew I already have and be our translators.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programing...
kat_elric: (issues - DBSK)
I just had my final interview where I presented all of my information for student teaching. This means that I am finished with college! I don't even really know what to think about that at this point. (Although my body clearly knows what to think, it thinks it is time to bleed... or something).

What this means is that I am back! There is nothing that can keep me from writting. Although now that I type that, I can think of about a million things...

So in order to celebrate, I shall take 5 requests. The first 5 people may comment with their requests within any group in all of fandom, the only stipulation is it must be holiday themed in some sort with a little twist. There must also be an item that relates to the theme of holiday and a word chosen by the requester to be used in the fic. (and don't think I have forgotten I have one prompt hanging out from last time, I'm working on it).

Here is a little direction:

Group:
Pairing (if any):
Word:
Item:
Prompt:

So go for it!

Uh oh...

Oct. 31st, 2010 04:07 pm
kat_elric: (won't say i'm in love - meg)
I realized today that I am still completely in love with him... and I can't decide if it is a good thing or a bad thing...
kat_elric: (facepalm)
Well first things first. [livejournal.com profile] saanrio did this voice meme and I wanted to too... do I did. lol. You can download my recording below. It is a wma file because of the way I recorded it but drag and drop to itunes and it will play there too if you want (after it converts of course).

My Voice Meme

And for all of you visual people, here is the list of questions:

1) What's your name?
2) How old are you?
3) Where are you from? Are you living there right now?
4) What's the time?
5) Is it cold where you are?
6) What are you wearing?
7) What was the last thing you listened to?
8) What was the last thing you ate?
9) What was the last thing you watched on TV?
10) What's your favorite TV show? Why?
11) Quick! Find a book, or something with text on it! Flip to a random page and read some of it! GO!
12) What was the last movie you saw? How was it?
13) Do YOU think you have an accent? Talk about that.


Alright now that that is out of the way... it is time for an explanation I feel. So as some of you may know, I have been student teaching this semester (late August to mid December). Most teachers in public High Schools teach the same class a couple times a day so they only have two or three different classes. I am in a private school where I teach six different classes everyday. So every week I have to plan thirty different lessons. It is a lot of work and now that I am teaching full time I have next to no time. However I knew this was coming.

My original plan was to finish Of Flesh, Fur, and Fang before or shortly after student teaching started and then go on a semi-hiatus until December. Several things popped up unexpectedly, including a death in the family that made that impossible. So now I'm stuck with little time and you are all left with no current conclusion to the story.

However there is hope! I have written the next chapter (I found some time this weekend that I could use for that) but I'm not giving it to you yet. It could be a month before you get the one after and I don't want to string you along month by month. So when I have the story complete, which will only take a few more chapters, I will begin to post them. In the mean time I may post something small and random if I have the time to write anything but I honestly doubt that I will. Thanks so much everyone who has been so understanding about all of this already. I love writing for all of you and I will finish this story and continue writing, don't worry about that. ^^;

...

Jun. 30th, 2010 02:06 am
kat_elric: (memories)
"It’s our goal to keep singing and dancing as Super Junior when we are 30 and 40, even after marriage and our military service."
- Kim HeeChul

I'm holding you to that HeeChul...




















I'm all for Super Senior.
kat_elric: (Default)
So I am now typing to you all from my brand new shiny desk... Ok so it isn't so new, and it isn't so shiny but it is a new addition to my bedroom, freshly moved up from the basement where I used to make my residence (It was sort of like living in a cave... Trust me.) This is the latest move in a plan to hopefully allow me to get more writing done. So now I have the desk, the notes scattered all over, the laptop open, drawers of writing utensils I won't need, and glasses without lenses to make me feel like a writer. Hopefully with all of them I can actually write something *sigh*.

Oh and to any readers who are reading this, Of Flesh, Fur, and Fang is going on hold until I have Dragon Prince written. I find that at the moment I want to throw Dragon Prince out the window in my excitement for my other work. To avoid this issues I am putting the other work on hold momentarily. Don't worry they will both be done and Dragon Prince is so close. I hope to really write this week because I have nothing to do all week. Wish me luck!




And I would like you all to know that kpop has ruined my spelling. Above, every time I tried to type shiny I would type shinee and then have to backspace... ^^;
kat_elric: (oooh wipers - Micky)
So if any of my dear readers would like to know why exactly it is that I seem to take a bit longer at times to get things done, then this is the post for you. Besides the normal everyday happenings of life that can sometimes have an effect on productivity, there are the added side things that tend to take productivity and throw it out the window.

[Warning slightly image heavy under the cut]

Tonight's Adventure )













So you can all sort of see just what it is that gets me distracted more times then not... Randomness... Now back to your regularly scheduled programing. I have some Tiny muses to attend to. *head desk*
kat_elric: (Default)
I love living in Michigan. The weather here is so wacky. Last week I was freezing and wearing sweaters because it was in the fifties. Today I can't wear few enough clothes because it was in the mid to upper 80s today. Too bad my family doesn't come from a nudist colony or something, although I have to imagine in one of those there are some interesting sunburns.... No muses, you may not create a fic without clothing. We are not going there no matter how much you beg...

In other news I signed up for a 500 theme challenge today with my kpop groups. I'm going to try and tackle it. I'm thinking that I will create sort of a science fiction universe that will be only used for those 500 things. That will mean a whole lot of spin off stories. I'm kinda excited, and so are my muses. I have told them they just get to hold onto this idea for now. We have to finish Dragon Prince, Of Flesh, Fur, and Fang, and start working on the second From the Soul to the Song book before we go there.

Ok I'll stop procrastinating and go back to editing the next chapter of Dragon Prince so I can post it. *skips off*
kat_elric: (Is the oven on?)
So I have a question for any of you on my friend list that stalk my posts. Do any of you watch anime? If so can you recommend me a good one?

I have some free time on my hands and I feel like an anime marathon. If I try to find one myself it could take hours to do so.

These are some that I have seen and liked:

Outlaw Star
Chrono Crusade
Death Note
Bleach
Naruto
DBZ (I know old school...)
Sailor Moon
Digimon
Yu-Gi-oh
Beyblade
Card Captor Sakura
D.Grayman
Ouran High School Host Club
X
Tusbasa Chronicls
Gundam Wing
G-Gundam
Gundam 00
07-Ghost
Loveless
Saiyuki
Knight Hunters
Code Geass
Ruroni Kenshin
Peacemaker

Edit (thought of a few more):
Soul Easter
Jyu oh Sei
Elemental Gelade
Black Cat
Get Backers
Full Metal Alchemist
Yu yu hakusho
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Tenchi Muyo
Sorcerer Hunters
Slayers
Hellsing
Trigun
Wolf's Rain
Gundam 08th MS Team
Zoids (all the seasons)
Pokemon (off and on)
InuYasha
Samuri Champloo


I know I am missing a ton, but I figure you can get a feel of what I like from those. So any ideas? I would prefer if it was done airing. Hit me with your suggestions. You don't have to worry about links, I'll be able to find them myself. ^_^
kat_elric: (issues - DBSK)
It has been a long and interesting day. My roommie and I cleaned and packed from about 8:30a.m. until 7:30p.m. We took a brief break for lunch (and I grabbed a nap at one point) but it was an aweful lot of cleaning and working so that we could move out of our dorm by this evening. It is one of the things I really hate about dorm life.

So while we are cleaning my third roommate whom we almost never see is there with her mother. They clean for a while and her mother comes back in the afternoon and starts to rip into me and my other roommate. Apparently we are completely rude and unwelcoming to her daughter. (a thing that I had not even known this other girl felt until she brought it up after Christmas)

I was also basically told by this woman that not only do I not apparently believe the religion I profess to believe, but she also implied that I did not like her daughter because she was Asian. At the time that this woman was ripping into me I was standing on a counter cleaning the top of our cupboards over the sink and could only blink down on her.

What she didn't know was that my roommate and I were keeping a secret for her daughter. Her daughter hasn't been staying with us (which makes it really hard to get to know and involve someone), she has been living with her boyfriend which is a big no no to this women. We never said anything about it to her mother. I am fairly sure that what this girl did was tell her mother that she was staying at a friends and not our place because she still didn't feel welcome here by the two of us.

I thought we had talked this all out and were on friendlier terms. I mean we did dinners, had nice decent chats, I did everything short of inviting her to the family barbecue (not that there was one to invite her too). Somehow I feel like my roommate and I were used as scapegoats for this lie that this girl has created and that really hurt both of us.

However it is not for me to deal with any longer as I will likely never see either of them again. They will be dealt with in the end, and this girl has made her den of lies and at some point her mother will discover the creature that lies within.

All that to say: that is why there isn't a chapter of Dragon Prince tonight and to be weary guys because you are apparently reading the writings of a person who is prejudice against Asians. *cackles like a crazy woman*
kat_elric: (Default)
My college had a brilliant idea to reformat the way they do housing. I live in an apartment style dorm on campus. This means that I get my own kitchen living room and there are two bedrooms in our room. It used to be that you would fill out a form online with who you wanted to live with and where, then they would take things into account like year, leadship positions, credit count, ect.

Now they have sign up sheets for tonight only. There is a sign up table out in the lobby where you can sign up for the room. The catch is that you have to have four people to sign up for one of the apartments. If you don't you can't sign up on the sheet. According to the people present at the table, if you sign your name on the sheet it is your room.

Basically my roommate and I are going to be 5th year seniors. All of our friends are either graduating or getting brilliant and living off campus, so it is just her and I. The two of us are not able to sign the sheet. This means that her and I, who have probably enough credits between the two of us for four junior level students, might lose our room because we were not able to find two other people to room with us. I might lose my room to a freshmen. Thank you college community for all of your wonderful benefits. It is so good to know that I have been paying you all this money and you are doing your best to do things the just and right way...


Sorry about the random rant guys... I am not pleased....

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