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coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 09:29 pm
Canon: The Mighty Orinoco
Pairing: Jacques/Jeanne
Canon Level: Married

I am ridiculously into this book and couple, and I am sadly the only one. Not that I am surprised by this. The Mighty Orinoco is about a group of people traveling together to find the source of the Orinoco River, each for their own reasons. Jeanne, the lady in my default icon, disguised herself as a boy so she could go search for her missing father. While on the trip, she strikes up a friendship with Jacques, leaving him much confused until he rescues after she falls overboard and figures some things out. Jeanne is courageous and strong-willed, so it's no wonder Jacques falls head over heels for her. And it turns out I am completely weak against characters who are very confused about their feelings, most notably Jacques and his friendship with Jean/Jeanne and I do not think finding out Jeanne's gender would have made him any less confused. Verne doesn't really dwell on that aspect, but I am perfectly happy to read between the lines.

Suggested reading:
There and back again by [ profile] oxymoron
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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 12:43 am
So...I'm getting married on Sunday. :D And then going on my honeymoon immediately after. :D I am super excited, but it also means that I'll be offline for the next week and unable to post every day-ish. So what I've done is post a bunch of future-dated entries, which I'll unlock after posting this. They'll be visible on my journal page but not on reading lists (due to said future-dating), hence this announcement to let people know they're there.
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Thursday, December 17th, 2015 07:50 pm
Yay, I managed to finish my story just in time. I'm fairly pleased with how it came out too. And now that I can cross that off my list of things I need to do, it just leaves me with, like, twenty other things I need to get done for the holidays.
coprime: Marny bouncing (video games)
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 10:57 pm
I once again attended Gen Con with the BF and played lots of new games!

<strike>Seven</strike> Nine Games Behind the Cut )

Once again, lots of new-to-me games played that I really enjoyed.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 12:25 am
So I've been looking for something for the BF and me to watch together for ages. I think the last thing we managed to watch all the way through was Hikaru no Go three or four years ago. (I say he is far too picky, but it's more just that we have very disparate tastes. For example, he's also watching Game of Thrones at the moment, which is a big ol' pile of nope for me.)

But Steven Universe seems to have come to my rescue! It was pretty cute too. I started watching the few episodes on demand has for free, and while I know he often half pays attention to stuff I watch, it's hard to tell how much attention he's actually paying. But then later that evening, he sat next to me on the sofa and asked, "So, did the on demand have a lot of season one episodes that I missed?"

And now we're slowly making our way through the entire series. (So many spoiled reveals due to the most recent 10 episodes being the ones we saw first, haha, but that is how I roll.)

I was not expecting him to like Steven Universe! The show does manage a great blend of earnest sweetness, fun, humor, and science fiction though. Ahh, I can't decide if I want to go search out meta or leave things be so we can both watch the rest of the series without any more prior knowledge. ...Okay, I'm going with the second option, not really a debate, but I sort of wish I had someone else in my life with whom I could talk about things. I don't even know what I want to say about this show, only that I think it's super enjoyable and smarter than I thought it would be going into it.
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Saturday, February 7th, 2015 12:48 am
I have finally read all of Homestuck that there is to read. It took me like a year to do, and I feel like I should get a merit badge for this accomplishment.

...That's all. (Okay, I do have a lot more thoughts about Homestuck, but that's all for now.)
coprime: Austin Jackson doing what he does best (Detroit Tigers baseball)
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 02:38 am
Life has been...stressful lately. Mostly because my union's been pushed to the point where we get to have a strike authorization vote. And, while no group represented by my union has had to actually strike in almost twenty years, I would not be surprised if we break that streak given how things have been going at my work for the past two years. It is all so much ughhhh and arghhh.

(I also can't read anything about the NHLPA's contract negotiations without giving myself low-level anxiety for the rest of the day.)

The work issues have been really draining, so I've been feeling even more introverted than usual for the past couple months. But the past two weekends I hung out with a friend I hadn't seen in a while and had a good time. So go me for forcing myself to make plans and stop ignoring my friends.

Yesterday was a really nice day though. The BF gave me my Christmas present early: breakfast (pancakes because I'd been wishing for some earlier in the week), a women's style Austin Jackson jersey (that I look very cute in, if I may say so), and tickets to the Tigers game that day. It was ♥super romantic♥. The weather was just about perfect for a ball game - a little cool when the sun was hidden and occasional rain sprinkles, but not uncomfortable - and the only thing that could have made it better would have been a win. (I will be sad if Cabrera is denied winning MVP finally because the Tigers failed to make the playoffs.) It makes me smile remembering it.

I was sort of productive technologically today. I redid my journal style so that it is now spiffy and pretty, I got the FM radio working on my stereo, I finally updated the music on my iPod, and I may have bricked my wireless router trying to update it (it was only working intermittently prior to the possible bricking). I'll retackle the router tomorrow because I only have so much energy to devote to troubleshooting it.
coprime: Austin Jackson doing what he does best (Detroit Tigers baseball)
Saturday, July 7th, 2012 05:09 pm
Man, life got busy the past couple months! Lots of (good) family stuff + my car broke + questions about the BF's work + working out a living situation for the next year left me drained.

I have been keeping up with the Tigers though. We were in a pretty bad slump during April/May, but it seems like we've finally (slowly) climbed out of it. It helps that I've adjusted my expectations from "we were division champs last year" levels to "we're the Tigers" levels. Much less stressful and I get to be pleased when we finally get a .500 record.

Austin Jackson, who's been my fave Tiger since he was a rookie, is doing real well in his leadoff batting spot. And I'm so happy for him because batting was his weakness in previous seasons. And he's not only improved significantly but he's also very reliable now. And Quintin Berry! We brought him up from the minors in May when Jackson got injured, but he did so good that we kept him around even after Jackson came back. I have fun watching them play, along with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Cabrera has also been doing much better at third base than I think anyone expected.

The bottom half of our batting order is less fun to watch, and we don't really have a second baseman who's any good, but that's fine. Even Delmon Young hits home runs sometimes.

In hockey news, I am not really keeping up with all the trading and signing and dealing because I don't think I can form a defendable opinion until I see everyone playing together. I am sad that the Wings lost the Parise & Suter sweepstakes, but oh well. I do have a five minute rant with bullet points that I wish I could give to every caller on the sports radio station who says we should "just go down [to Columbus] and get Nash" about why that is both not happening and not a good idea. Everyone else though I am content to wait and see about.
coprime: Valtteri Filppula's pretty face (Red Wings hockey)
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 11:38 pm
Ahhh, we keep coming thisclose to winning and then failing to. So far this series whoever has more shots on goal is the one that loses, and Nashville is beating us 3-1. I wasn't really expecting the Wings to have a serious run for the cup, but I was hoping we could at least advance to Round 2. (We still could! It will be tough though.) We are kind of worn down as a team though, poor Cleary and Helm. I did really like how the crowd at Joe Louis Arena booed Weber every time he had the puck.

I think I need to try my hand at icon making once more, given how much I keep talking about hockey. Probably of Filppula, who I sort of randomly decided was my favorite. He's a good, solid player for the most part and probably the most attractive player on the team. This is not saying much, I know, given the average attractiveness of hockey players.

The Tigers are doing pretty good, which is nice, I suppose. I mean, if I can only have one sports team win a night, I'd prefer it to be the Red Wings since they're in the playoffs now and the Tiger's regular season is just starting. But I will take my wins where I can get them, haha. And Austin Jackson, my favorite on the Tigers, is doing much better at batting this year. Which makes me happy because he was really...not that great at batting last year.

And in much more squeeful fandom news, I finally got to watch the first episode of The Legend of Korra, and it was the bestest! So amazing! I want to watch the rest right now because everyone and everything in it is awesome.

I participated in a 5K run/walk (I walked) last Sunday. It was fun! Even despite the rain in the morning before the race. My dad, brother D, and his wife all walked too, so it was nice to see them. My ankles were so sore the next day though; I am out of shape.
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Thursday, May 27th, 2010 08:06 pm
I commented on the Update Page Redesign Mockup! I'm kind of proud of myself for that, silly as it seems. But I noticed two things that I didn't think had been said yet and felt they should be said, so I did! And now a tiny part of me is trying to insist that I made a fool of myself, but that'll pass.

And the reason why I was able to convince myself to comment is because Dreamwidth is just that awesome. The positive atmosphere I see makes me feel good even when I'm not contributing, and so I wanted to be a part of that even if it's a very small part.
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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 11:27 pm
I'm not really a luddite but I do tend to take my time when deciding something, so me getting a Dreamwidth account right out of the gate is a little odd. I don't know how I'm going to use DW yet (I don't feel any particular need to mirror my LJ here.), but I like DW and want to put something here.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Masdevallia notosibirica)
Saturday, September 29th, 2007 01:04 am
Hee, oh SGA, you did not disappoint with your season premiere.

Favorite bits included: Spoilers )

In other news, I got my ears pierced on Monday. So all week, I've been remembering that fact randomly and then going, "Yay, pierced ears!" They look good too.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Christmas tree worm)
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 02:40 pm
Hey, Christal, in case we don't get to talk tonight, what do you want me to bring down with me? I know Ranma 1/2, and I think just volumes 3 through whatever I have. But are there any other books you wanted to borrow? If you want those Japanese fantasy books you bought me, tell me soon so I don't leave them at the dorm. Were there any cds or dvds to bring? I was going to bring Rhea's Obsession because I love ti and you'll love it, but anything else? And did you want me to bring my Avatar tapes? Or, oh, any comics you want me to bring? 'Cause I have good stuff.

Watch though. I'm still going to forget something I wanted to bring, I know it.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Christmas tree worm)
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 04:23 pm

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Christal,
Happy birthday to you!

Have some pretty pictures. )
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Christmas tree worm)
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 09:47 pm
I finally got to watch the season finale with my mom (and dad, though he ignored the tv mostly). Spoiler cut! )

In other news, my hands smell like fish. This is odd because I cooked hamburgers and mushrooms for dinner, neither of which are fish.
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Wednesday, June 1st, 2005 11:47 pm
I'm in New Orleans with [ profile] glenraven and having fun. :) I'm vastly amused by the fact that I've managed to convert Christal to Nero Wolfe. I'd brought the first season down over spring break, and I'd thought she'd mostly ignored the episodes. But! She asked me to bring down second season as well as a couple books for her to try. And we watched three episodes last night, and she also agrees Nero and Archie are married. It's not even subtle; they're totally married.

I've also been making good progress on the Star Trek: Gateways series. They're surprisingly good, though I'm tired of the books ending with someone walking through a gateway and "To be continued...." It doesn't help that I fell in love with Shucorion and now 'ship Keller/Shucorion from the second book but have to wait for the seventh book for that bit to be resloved. (And for it to be tied into the grand story arc, for that matter....) And, according to Google, there is no fic set in that universe. Very sad.
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Monday, April 25th, 2005 04:15 pm
I got the highest grade in my intro to astronomy class, so my professor gave me an astronomy book. Eee! It's really shiny and has pretty color pictures and has lots of useful information. So now I can do astronomy viewing on my own. It even has useful star charts for all four seasons. And it's all mine! Exciting!
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Christmas tree worm)
Thursday, March 31st, 2005 03:51 am
Doot-dee-doo, I've got an idea for a surprise for Christal. Hopefully I can get it in the mail next week. But shh, I'm not saying anything more than that.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Christmas tree worm)
Saturday, March 5th, 2005 03:48 pm
I seem to have some sort of negative computer aura floating around me. I was using Christal's computer when it went crazy. Now, my own laptop's having problems. The monitor keeps going blank, or specifically, it stops being backlit. So in a well-lit room I can mostly see the screen. Unfortunatley, I've done just about everything I can think of to figure out what the problem is and still don't have a clue. I'm writing out my thoughts here to try and get them in something resembling order, so feel free to skip over this post.

The monitor flickers before going dark. If I put the monitor to sleep, it'll be lit again when I wake it up. The backlight is on for longer when I let the monitor go to sleep for a while than when I close and reopen it immediately. The problem first started last night. I don't think it's a virus for several reasons. One, I use a Macintosh, which is extremely less vulnerable to viruses than Windows. Two, I use Firefox, which has better security than Internet Explorer, and have for several months. Three, I have Firefox set so that, if it downloads anything, it stays in the download window until I delete it, and I haven't seen anything out of the ordinary in that window. Fourth, I don't visit questionable sites. (I will admit that there's no way of being totally sure, but I primarily visit Yahoo, LiveJournal, DeadJournal, and various fansites. I've never had a problem before now.) On the other hand, I ran the hardware diagnostic cd, which is supposed to check if there's something wrong with my hardware, but it didn't find anything. On the other other hand, it looked like the cd just checked various cards and not necessarily the connections to the monitor/keyboard/etc. I also checked the apple website but didn't see anything that looked like the same problem as mine.

So I don't know. It doesn't sound like a virus, but it doesn't sound like a loose connection either. (If it were a loose connection, the screen should come back to life when I jiggle it. But it doesn't; it only does if I put it to sleep.) My dad suggested that, potentially, the screen was heating up during use and then shutting itself off to cool down. In my mind, that fits well, although neither of us are ruling out the possibility of a virus. Now, my dad's going to open the computer to see if he can spot a faulty conenction. But even if he doesn't find one, it could still be a heating problem or the loose connection could be in the hinges of the computer. Personally, I think this'll just end with us going, "Well, it looks like it's probably not this." After that's done, I'm going to have to call the Apple HelpDesk. (Or possibly, if we have a second monitor, hook that one up and see if it works. If so, then that points to a hardware problem rather than virus.) Sadly, my warranty has expired, and I'll have to pay for whatever the fix is. I've spent all morning either trying to diagnose what the problem is or transferring my various files to my external hard drive. Because at this point, I'm expecting to have to take my computer in, and I don't trust the help people not to wipe my hard drive for some reason.

::sigh:: My computer is my baby, and it's done right by me so far.

[ETA 6:35pm]: We've opened the keyboard and found what we think is a fan. But, we don't know if it's working or not. It wasn't running when we looked, but the computer wasn't doing anything either so there wasn't a need for a fan. I called Apple, and the guy I talked to was very helpful. He said I'd have to take it in to be fixed. Apple charges a flat service fee of $400 for repairs, so if it's a cheap part, it's a ripoff. However, it looks like a new monitor could be as much as $1000 for my particular model, so it might not be cheaper to bring it to a different company. I'm going to have to leave my computer with my parents and have them take it in; I can't because I have to be at school when the other repair place is open. My dad may or may not try hooking another monitor up before he takes it in. All in all, I spent four hours today trying to fix my computer.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Christmas tree worm)
Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 02:52 am
I am in New Orleans with Christal, and it is fun. Funfunfunfunfun. So far, we've spent the day watching movies-- Disney movies, mainly. I finally got to see Treasure Island, and it was pretty good. I laughed 'cause my first thought when I saw Jim was that he looked a lot like Kon. Oh, comics have corrupted me. But he had the haircut and the earring, so all he needed were some randomly placed belts.

Tomorrow we're going to go to the bookstore and Best Buy and Popeye's. It shall be good and tasty.

Christal's brother took us to see Constantine, which was nice of him. I really enjoyed the movie, enough that I want to see it again. Like, the universe was the perfect mix for me so that it was complex enough to be interesting but explained well enough that I didn't have any "wait, what just happened?" moments. (Those moments happen a lot for me.)

Now we're watching Peter Pan, which is very pretty, but I'm getting tired. And we have to get up early tomorrow so we can go shopping. There will be bookses, my pretties, oh yes. ...I can tell I'm tired.