kageotogi: (finding nemo [kalamitykat])
Love him (...) or hate him, President Bush is scheduled to be in Baltimore today, and thanks to an email sent out by my company, as generated by the (not-so)Secret Service, I know exactly what roads he'll be taking. Wooo. So glad I don't drive into work anymore; that would be an inconvenience and a half.

In other news (and as [livejournal.com profile] togepi heard last night, when I freaked out over IM), I found a new webserver for my personal site, only to accidentally delete the whole damn thing while trying to figure out the new ftp settings. *facepalm* I hit the wrong button and suddenly the entire folder -- yes, the folder on my harddrive -- disappeared. This wouldn't have been so horrifying if the site was still available on the old server, but no. Since my account there expired (after a year of inactivity -- whoops!), nothing exists.

I last backed up my computer in... I think winter of 2006? Whenever the fans on my computer started to go. So maybe some of the site will be saved there (the index, at least, and some of the awards and things), assuming I bothered to burn it to disc (my mindset could very well have been "Well, it'll always be online if I need it..."). I'll check tonight.

If it wasn't backed up? Eh. I hadn't updated the site in over a year, and even when I was updating it on my harddrive this past Saturday, I didn't have much to add. That's probably saying something. So maybe my having a site is no longer meant to be~ I'll find out. If the inclination hits me, maybe I'll just start over from scratch. I'd had that design for a few years anyway.

We'll see.
kageotogi: (toast love [kageotogi])
When I'm at my computer desk, Junior likes to walk along the very edge of the desk so I can't see the screen (or type, if I have the keyboard on the desk and not in my lap). My favourite thing ever is when he slips off the desk and falls into my lap, then tries to pretend like he meant to do it by curling up and feigning sleep.

Best kitten ever. ^_^ I need to take more pictures of him. Pictures that I can share, I mean. I take pictures on my phone (as that's the closest camera handy), but I have no way to upload them. So, yes. I need to steal my dad's digital camera (...or buy one of my own, I guess) and capture some of his "moments" for you guys.

I had my first fencing class of the session tonight; it was great fun. I happened to mention to J that I do freelance webwork, and he told me to talk to K (one of the other instructors) about helping him maintain the site they have for the fencing program. I talked to K about it later, and he told me he'd contact me later on. So yay! (J also said something about my helping coach some classes on Tuesdays, but K doesn't know if that's possible -- he has to talk with the people in charge to find out. I wouldn't get paid for that, but I might get some free fencing lessons out of it -- and it's definitely good experience.)

After the lesson, R (a third instructor) came up to me and mentioned that I should try applying at another company (I think he works there?). J mentioned it, I think, but R gave me the website URL and told me to check out a few specific departments. So yay!

On another note, I have to do site work for both my own site and the Junior Editions site sometime soon. Sad. ^^ However, I might go see a movie with my mother tomorrow as a celebratory thing (she finished the newsletter, which is, essentially, what I wind up putting on the website) for her and a "Haha, you have more work to do!" thing for me. ^^ We'll see.
kageotogi: (very good witch [kageotogi])
I've really got to stop staying up until three (or later) in the morning. The later I stay up, the later I sleep in, and sleeping until noon (or past) isn't good for me. Or my social life. My poor, pathetic social life. Or my work. Or my writing. *cringe* (Speaking of writing, I still owe drabbles. I'm also still taking requests for them, come to think of it. Hrm. I hope no one is expecting to get a drabble by the end of the month. ^^)

Right. I don't care when I go to sleep tonight, but I will set two alarm and be up by ten tomorrow morning. Haha. Perhaps sleep deprivation is indeed the answer!

Loveless has officially eaten my brain. )

My point is, I'm still fuming over the end of the Loveless anime. Fume fume. I should never be allowed to watch frustrating anime ever again.

The novella that is no more: the reason I shouldn't be wasting time on anime right now. )

There's still one thing left on the to-do list from beyond the grave, so I will not be posting a new list this entry (to your pleasure, I'm sure). I do have new things to do, however, so the conflict within me is absolutely amazing, as I'm sure you can guess. Nah. Drabbles, beta work, web-site. Those are my three biggies today -- in no particular order. After all, I eventually need to get myself a paycheck, right? ^_~
kageotogi: (yellow bird [kageotogi])
Today was semi-productive. ^.^ I spent the wee hours of the morning (ie, all last night until I went to bed) playing with my website. At noon, [livejournal.com profile] pereppi, [livejournal.com profile] domacatrix, and I met at the Sakura for some lunch and ice cream, then I hung out with Joan for a while before returning to my site work. Uber-productive. Site-wise. I applied for no jobs. I ate lots of chocolate. I accomplished very little. But my site stuff is done.

And posted, too. The Fish Pond has made its monthly update with ten icons, eleven fics, and, best of all... A contest!

That's right. I got off my butt and did something cool. I'm hosting a Gravitation fanfic contest for (duh) all Gravi writers. It's very simple, really. I don't like rules, so I kept them brief and more-or-less to the point. I don't like big themes, so I made only one theme (Swimming With The Fishes). I don't like having to do much work, so I enlisted a few people to help me judge this shindig.

Now I just need people to enter. Hint hint. Click the banner below to read more. Also, I'm looking to "contract" a few artists who would be willing to help me out for little to no compensation (haha. I'll write you fic or something). Email me if you're interested? ^_~

kageotogi: (inconspicuous [elyciel])

Title: Je Cours
Artist: Kyo
Album: Le Chemin
Comments: I love French songs. It's an ugly language, I think, but the songs are really pretty. Um. I originally snatches this from someone on my flist and I don't remember who it was, but I heart it. Yesh.

The Song


Then, just when you thought it couldn't get better...



Yep, I updated my website. Enjoy that. There are two new links, seventeen new icons, and three new fics -- two of which (FMA and Harry Potter) have already made an appearance on my livejournal. The third, a Gravitation fic, has not; it was written for [livejournal.com profile] na_no_da_ a while back because she was having an awful day.

My website takes far too long to upload. *facepalm*

Um. Hm. No more school! No more work! I spent all day today reading The Time Traveller's Wife (finally; Becca recommended it to me back when we were in high school and I only just picked it up today), but now I've finished it and I'm sad and stuff. It was really good and I enjoyed it very muchly. I wasn't altogether thrilled with the ending (I wanted more, darnit), but I liked the story. Nine out of ten stars, for those of you who want a rating. The Plot Thickens and Lolita are next on my list; I plan to tackle the former tomorrow.

...why yes, this is what I do all day when I have no school or work to worry about. I read. And read and read and read. And then my eyeballs fall out of my head.

I'm thinking of changing my livejournal background (again), but this time to something along the lines of Road to El Dorado. That would involve watching the movie again (...like that's a hardship), uploading a new moodtheme, and making a banner. But I think I could do it. If I wanted to. We'll see what wins out first -- my laziness or my need for change.

F*P Update

Feb. 16th, 2006 02:48 pm
kageotogi: (rock on [__stormyskies])
Posting to let everyone know I updated my site. I put up two new fics (FMA; if you've read my journal, you've read them) and several icons. Enjoy!

kageotogi: (stinkbaby [kageotogi])
Today I had lunch and such with Colleen, Becca, and Brenna. It was a lot of fun; we met at the Cheesecake Factory (and because Colleen and I were late, the two of us didn't have to wait at all! Hahaha!), where Lucas-the-waiter put up with our antics. As it turns out, he is an ex-Frostburg State student; he attended in 1999-2000 and was on the baseball team until the coach turned Eville or something. Then he transferred to Salisbury. (Silly man.) After lunch, we headed into the mall and played with a Golden Retriever puppy who liked to bite things. He untied my shoe. And ate Colleen's skirt. And... Well, he was very bitey. Then we walked around a lot until it was time to go.

After that? Um. It was about six o'clock at that point. I talked to my mother for a little while, came upstairs, and fell asleep until about nine-forty-five. So yes. That was fun. Then I watched a lot of television, because that's what I do.

Somewhere between the television watching and now, I decided that I am a terrible writer. I should do something about that. (Thanks go out to [livejournal.com profile] ambrosewulf for putting up with me. I really do appreciate it, even though he insists that I'm not as annoying as I think I am.) In any case, I stared at my computer screen for a few minutes while I tried to kick my brain into that "BE A BETTER WRITER!" state of mind. Then I opened up Dreamweaver and started revamping my website again. I'm almost done with it, actually. I have the chapter-Gravi fics to format and I still need to figure out that yellow flower error. Other than that, I'm pretty much done. Woot.

Bad writer. Argh.

...

Okay! I've decided that I want to write something phenomenal that will cause some kind of cult sensation and make me the Biggest Thing Since Bread. In order to do this, I think I need to write only about the themes and stuff that are secretly cliched but everyone likes to read anyway. So... There must be sex. And probably angst. And... And I'm really bad at this. You all should make it easier on me and just tell me what elements make up a "good" story.

My latest goal(s): 1 - finish the lubeless fic for Sam. 2 - write bad!goodfic. 3 - get that WVU application in before the deadline.

Because my priorities are so very much in order.

Le stuff!

Jan. 8th, 2006 02:21 pm
kageotogi: (kitazawa [kageotogi])
I'm a bum. ^__^ And officially out of a job (at least until January 28th). Junior Editions, the bookstore at which I've worked since I was in high school, closed its doors for the last time yesterday. It was very sad, and the vulture never ceased their scavenging until the absolute last minute. Big surprise.

Anyway. I had a great time out with [livejournal.com profile] slyfox78, Oak, and Rufus yesterday. It was swanktastic. Joan and I met for coffee over in Olney in the morning. It was supposed to be a writing thing, but things didn't go as planned and we got exceptionally little done. Neither of us were disappointed. ^^ Then we went over to Oak's place to deliver coffee to Oak and Rufus, then we all went back to my house to bother the boy. Then, out of sheer inanity, we decided to go out to eat, and dragged the boy along. That was awesome, yes, and then we went to the mall, which was also fun. The end.

In other news, I posted the second chapter of "Dizzy" over on Gurabite. Here's the new link:

Dizzy : Chapter Two


I've also updated my website, the Fish Pond, with a new layout, new icons and banners, and several new(ish) stories, although those of you who have followed my livejournal since October have read most of them already. In any case, that's new and improved. I'm not done tweaking (there are a few more things I want to do with the site), but that's about it. Tell me what you think of the new layout, if you get the chance?

The Fish Pond


Righto. Places to go and people to annoy! Catch you guys later.
kageotogi: (father and son [kageotogi])
You scored as English. You should be an English major! Your passion lies in writing and expressing yourself creatively, and you hate it when you are inhibited from doing so. Pursue that interest of yours!

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English

100%

Psychology

92%

Journalism

92%

Theater

75%

Anthropology

67%

Linguistics

67%

Sociology

67%

Art

58%

Dance

50%

Mathematics

33%

Philosophy

25%

Chemistry

8%

Engineering

8%

Biology

8%

What is your Perfect Major?
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I think I may have cheated a little bit. In all honest, I don't care too much. Was anyone (anyone at all?) surprised by my results? ^_~ English and psychology. Eeeeyup.

So... I was going through some of my bookmarked sites today and realized that over half of them are dead. I should probably go through 'em and do some housecleaning, but I'm infinitely lazy and, quite frankly, don't feel like it. I really don't look at half of those sites anymore anyway; they're just there for reference. Tsk.

Speaking of sites, I finally sat my butt down and started working on a new layout for my own website (The Fish Pond). I had one in mind, but I was looking it over this afternoon and realized that I hated it, so... Yeah. Not doing that one anymore. I'm making a better(-er) one now! ^__^ If I can get it to work properly in the Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape browsers and not just IE, I will be the happiest person ever. It'll take some fiddling, though, and I'm not even sure it's worth it; it's such a tiny little problem. Will people notice it? Yeah, but... Whatever.

We'll see.

...I have a new story idea for Gundam Wing of all things. I haven't written anything serious for that fandom since... Um... This summer, actually. I wrote some crappy ficlet about smiles. And a few months before that there was the "disappointing" after-sex thing. (I didn't think it was disappointing. I thought it was realistic. Those who reviewed it and insisted that "OMG, NOT PUTTING HEERO AND DUO 2GETHER IS WRONG!!11!!1!oneoneeleven! LOLzors!" thought otherwise. Whatever. I would rather the boys be unsatisfied than compromise my dream of screwing the minds of fangirls everywhere.) Anyway, the point is I have an idea for a GW ficlet (1/2, as always). It involves a roaring fire, some suspiciously alcoholic drinks, and a couch. Not necessarily in that order of importance. But it would be a winter-y story. I like winter-y stories. Just not blanket-fic winter-y stories. *ponder*

Aw, well. Maybe I'll work on it. Maybe I won't. We'll see.

Watched Must Love Dogs with my mother today, because she's a sap for chick flicks and I don't altogether mind them. The idea was good and the previews looked great. The actual movie was kind of slip-shod, in my opinion. The characters weren't developed properly and some elements of the plot seemed wholly unbelievable. I really did like Dolly, however. She was a hoot.

Tomorrow I'm going to re-watch Alfie and get some actual work done on (a) my grad school application, (b) the story I owe Sam and the story I owe Midnight, and (c) the site layout. Oh, and (d) work on "Dizzy". I keep forgetting that one. I think I may have to work, too. Hmm.

Speaking of work, I volunteered to work the full shift on New Year's Day (10-6). *groan* Granted, it's not that long of a day, all things considered, but I hate working full shift -- and? It's a holiday. But at least Colleen said she would probably be paying me out of the register. That means cash. And cash is good. Yesh.

Anyway. I should go to sleep... since I'm not going to tomorrow. *coff*
kageotogi: (kaylee [skybound2])
Quizlet )

So I updated The Fish Pond, my personal web-site, for the first time since... October, I think. (I'm such a bad girl.) Aaaanyway. Not a lot went up this time. In fact, I think it's safe to say that a lot of things were taken off the site. *coff* In short, I put the thing on hiatus while I took the time to put the finishing touches on F*P 2.0 -- i.e., the new and improved version of the site. Or at least what I hope will be improved. ^_~

And, of course, I wrote the Eiri/Shuichi story I promised the poll winners last night, when I was suddenly faced with a(nother) bout of sleeplessness. Boo on that, but at least I got the thing written. Here goes:

Gravitation : Matters of Intelligence )

Woot! One down, several to go. ^_~ Next up on my plate is (hopefully) finishing up that WVU application. Grad school applications are a lot more tedious than I remember my college applications being. >_> Maybe I've just gotten less intelligent since then (a theory my SAT and GRE scores would support)? Whatever. After the application, I swear I'm going to write the Roy/Ed fic for [livejournal.com profile] tir_synni and the talented mouth story for [livejournal.com profile] na_no_da_. Then I have a Vlad/Sophie story to write for [livejournal.com profile] slyfox78 and "Dizzy" to finish with. And, you know, that whole 'work' thing to deal with, too.

...I get the feeling my journal entries are going to be all about ficcage these days. So you know what I'll do? I'll post some links to the more-fun journal entries of days of old. Why not? Could be a blast. Let's start with:

Fun With Sister Isabella (aka, Nun Facts!)
Part One : Part Two


My 'engagement' to a fourteen year-old boy


Conversations With Greg S.
Part One : Part Two


...aaaand I think that's all for now. Enjoy! ^_~
kageotogi: (little world [blumchen])
Updated The Fish Pond. *yawn* If it weren't for the fact that I'm still doing homework and would like to do more NaNoWriMo, I would be going to bed right about now...

*le yawn*

Oct. 16th, 2004 02:02 pm
kageotogi: (Default)
Mesoverytiredyesindeedyawn.

I updated The Fish Pond about ten minutes ago. It's very sad... The only things I could think to add were "Slow Drag" and The Crap Fic. I'm thinking about adding a page for the icons and stuff I make, just so that I'll have things to update besides fanfics. ^^ Also, I should probably start giving out more awards for fics... The Grabbies section needs work.

...

I love Jimmy Neutron.
kageotogi: (Default)
I hate the Internet, but, to be fair, it hates me, too. -_- The last time I updated from a library computer was... well, a very long time ago. And now, since my net is down for the count, I'm left with very few options. *le sigh*

I'm hoping all will be better by tonight, since I'm all ready to update The Fish Pond and such, but I shouldn't count my chickens before they hatch, right? ^^ And so, just in case...

KYLE! You'd better have a happy birthday tomorrow, or else! ^_~
kageotogi: (Default)
Rawr to the last Paradise Kiss volume in the manga series! I mean, it was good (really good!) but George... And Yukari! I loved the way Ai Yazawa ended it, however. ^^ The musical in America? The costumes, the comedy, the crying! It was all very bittersweet.

Stupid George. *grumble*

[edit: no longer need ClearWater solution. All is good.]

Oooh, I need to think of a name for my fishie. *ponder ponder* Anyone want to help me out in that department? He's adorable and cute and little and wubberful!

[addition via edit!] I keep forgetting to tell everyone that the Fish Pond, my personal site, has been moved. If all y'all remember, FallenWeb.net is going to die (permanently) at the end of the summer, so I had to find a new webhost. Thanks to the ever helpful-ness of [livejournal.com profile] slyfox78, F*P has moved over to BatCave.net, a host that would be absolutely perfect if it were not for the ads. Anyway... F*P can now be found at:

http://fishpond.batcave.net/


If you go to the original site, there will be a page directing you to the new site. I do realize that there is a typo on the redirect-ing page, over at the original site, but fixing it now would just take too much work. It's fine. Besides, in a few months it won't even matter, as the page will go kaput.

Fish Pond.

Jun. 1st, 2004 01:03 am
kageotogi: (Default)
I just finished updating The Fish Pond. *yawn* Go me. I'm going to go to bed now...

Stuff.

Apr. 1st, 2004 06:18 pm
kageotogi: (Default)
I have updated The Fish Pond. Go me! W00t!

In any case, I had a super hard time actually getting the site up there. I think it took me three or four times in order to get the FTP program to work and even then it skipped pages, so I decided I would pet each page up seperately... And then, later on, I realized that I had forgotten to format one of the pages, so I went back to fix it... The FTP program worked then, of course, but the server (fallenweb) was down for the count. I think it came back to life about half an hour later, because everything was cool when I got back from my conference with my advisor and I left the uploading-thing going while I was there...

Anyway, point is that the site is up now. Huzzah.

I've been getting a lot of... mixed reviews for April Fool. One person called me a bitch over at FF.net, which amused me greatly. A lot of people have told me that they liked my writing but not the story itself... Considering that I wrote the fic with the intention of writing something people wouldn't like, I think that's a good thing. Shock value makes me happy...

I've also gotten several requests for a sequel. I told T-san that I had no intention of writing one, but on second thought I'm thinking that maybe I should try to scratch one out. Since most everyone has demanded a sequel in which Duo gets his revenge on either Wufei or Heero (depending on who they thought deserved it more) and such, I'm thinking maybe I really should write one. Of course, one person did mention that they didn't think any revenge Duo could think up would justify what Heero did to him, and I personally agree with them. But whatever... It's something to think about, I guess.

On a non-fic related note, I had my conference today. Apparently band is only going to be 1 credit now (damn) and I have to check with the Registration Office as to whether or not I'll be getting credit for Japanese and Band, since they're the same number-stuff as the last ones. Rawr. I'm also applying for overload, so I have to go to the English Head's office tomorrow (whoever he is... I'll have to look it up) to get the form signed... Oh well. At least I don't have to deal with Gartner for the time being!

Aa, and apparently I'm an English major with a literature concentration, as that is supposedly the default concentration or something... Which is funny to me, since that's the one concentration I most definitely did not want to be. I was thinking about Professional Writing (which I x-ed out after talking with [livejournal.com profile] slyfox78--she brought up some great points), Creative Writing, and Teaching. So yeah... It looks like that when I declare my concentration officially, I'll be getting a new advisor, too. Huzzah. Literature is the concentration that involves the least amount of hours, however... I think it requires what, 12 credits? While the other three all require over 20-some credits. Odd, that.

Anyway, I have other things to be doing. Toodles and happy wishes, everyone!

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