Yikes

Jun. 24th, 2016 11:10 pm
dhampyresa: Paris coat of arms: Gules, on waves of the sea in base a ship in full sail Argent, a chief Azure semé-de-lys Or (fluctuat nec mergitur)
Dear UK folks,

I'm so sorry.


Dear Great Britain people,

I'm coming over in August. Do you want me to give you a hug and/or buy you a drink/icecream in person?


Dear Scotland,

Go for it, mate.
dhampyresa: (Bad Wolf)
I went to do the Color Run today (no u because it was originally an US event, but that hurt to type). It's a 5k run where you get colour thrown at you every kilometer.

It's been ages since I need any kind of serious physical activity, because I've been having a lot of things to deal with. Recently, one particular thing ahs been eating my brainspace to a ridiculous extent. I don't have the brainpower to do much besides that one thing, and when I do get the brainpower for fannish things, Night on Fic Mountain modding takes priority. (It's been ages since I got to draw or read or write properly and that's never a good sign.)

Long story short, on Tuesday, a friend told me that another friend wouldn't be able to go and would I be interested? I said yes, because it sounded fun and I was hoping it'd clear my head a little.

Well, it was a lot of fun!

I didn't do a lot of running, but I did run at the start, at every colour point and at the finish line. Call it something like 10-20%? I finished though, which was good, as my knee gave out on the way to the burger place where me and the other people in our 'team' went to eat.

I tried to get as much colour on me as possible, because why the hell not, you know? That's kind of the whole point (that and the benefits being given to a charity I like). I spend 20+ minutes showering after and not all of it's gone, hahaha.

I did not, however, do the whole thing dressed as a Roman, with laurel wreath and scarlet cloak. Some people did (pics tomorrow). There were a lot of people dressed up one way or another, but only the Romans stuck with me and they're the only ones I have pics (well, one) of.

I really enjoyed the sense of comradery that was shared with everyone in the race. Also, that bit where we teamed up to get green in V's hair, that was a lot of fun (VENGEANCE IS MINE).

Additionally, if you've never had people decked in half a pound of coloured powder give you life advice over burgers, you're missing out.

TL;DR: Really fun, muscles hurt, must sleep now.
dhampyresa: (Gwen Stacy)
And I claim full credit.

[livejournal.com profile] dudski has a very nice and detailed post about every step of the whole thing. I never thought I'd ever be mentionned in anything ressembling a wank report, but this makes me look like a hero coming in after the last minute to save the day so I'm okay with it.

It's true that Gwen was announced as being back in in answer to my comment, but I think if had been anyone else making that comment, the result would have been the same.

I hesitated to post it, because I didn't want to impose. Then they kept replying to other inquiries. So I posted. Between the moment I started my comment and the moment I posted, an offer to include characters missing from nominations was made. I came back to edit it in into my comment and change my icon to my Gwen Stacy icon (in case anyone was curious what the edit was).

Then I wandered away, because I didn't expect a reply at all, much less a positive one.

In all honesty, I was resigned to Gwen not making it in this year. I just wanted to show people, when they'd be looking back on this years from now (because you know they will), that Gwen Stacy fans weren't making unreasonable demands.

As a result of me walking away from the computer, yuletide-coal reacted to Gwen getting in faster than I did. (Also, I love that this thread is just above the previous.)

That's pretty much how the end of it unfolded from my point of view. I'm just really glad Gwen got in, you guys! And I can now add wanker defender of justice on my LJ CV, so there is that.

Also, I'm naming my new PC Gwen, because since I'm transferring all the memory, it will essentially be the same PC with a different casing and if this yuletide has told me anything it's that "same memory =/= same person", apparently.

In conclusion: GWEN ♥!

(Sorry if this post shows up twice, LJ's being weird.)
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Today, I got my copy of Joanne Harris's Runemarks in the mail. I really enjoy this book and am quite looking forward to reading it on paper.

I have also started coding what I'm calling "Ragnarok: A Step-by-Step Guide", which is a Norse mythology based text-adventure. The goal will be to avoid Ragnarok, or, failing that, to survive. So far there are 11 playable characters, 3 different sets of stats and you can pick how many worlds you want there to be in your universe. It's really fun to code, and hopefully to play too.

I've also found a crate of books in the street. Literally, a crate, on the street. Naturally, I took it home (after checking it didn't belong to anyone). It's a really varied selection, going from Moliere to Bob Morane.

I'm alive

Jan. 24th, 2012 12:48 pm
dhampyresa: (Quit killing people)
I finally remembered my livejournal account password.

Brief summary of the last year and a half or so: Medschool is going meh, I've started watching Supernatural, Lost Girl, Leverage, Eternal Law, Sherlock and continued watching Doctor Who. and Torchwood. I've read dozens of books (if not more) and hundreds of fics (again, probably more). I've read comics. I've not drawn as much as I would like. I've written upwards of 30k words but have not finished more than one or two things (oops).

That's mostly it, really.


The (slightly) more detailed version )

Not dead

Apr. 5th, 2010 01:43 pm
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Now that I have both the time and the internet to do this, let me tell you about the last 2 weeks.

Prom: There was a problem with the tux: they hadn't registered the reservation so I couldn't get one, but I made do with some of what was in my closet, which turned out pretty okay.

I was half an hour late, but still the first one there.

Prom was fairly alright, except at the end when I had to cheer up 2 or 3 different depressed people, get shouted on by another (and told to excuse her because she had a "good excuse", which quite frankly wasn't and goddammit she told me to "FUCK OFF" twice when I was just asking if she was okay, and AAAAAAAAAARRGggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh....), and had to take care of a drunken, throwing-up friend of someone in my class whose name I don't even know.

The next Monday I had to get an MRI for my ankle problem. Like the X-ray and the echography it didn't show anything.

So I'm going to have a needle inserted in my foot to inject me with a cocktail of anesthetics and painkillers next Friday.

Also exams, EXAMS, EXAAAAAAAAAAAAMS, somebody save me please (or build me a time-machine).

FML

Feb. 9th, 2010 09:43 pm
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You know what? My ankle was supposed to be fixed by now.  Except it's not. It's actually worse than ever and I have to go get an X-Ray and an echography because that's "unusual".

In other news, my friend who had left home is now back in school and back home, I feel like punching some of my classmates in the head especially two of them, exams are coming up, so are holidays,"Sherlock Holmes" looks like a good movie, a friend just bought a (genuine) Swedish army coat (now we match!), I have to beta another friend's poems and short stories, my mom is done watching re-runs of Friends and I love my Physics teacher's tie. Same old, same old.


What about you?

Quick note

Jan. 19th, 2010 09:49 pm
dhampyresa: (Default)
Just so you guys know I'm not dead, it's just that RL has been... difficult lately.

This is due mostly to exams and my ankle getting twisted.

ALSO, one of my best friends has disappeared almost 2 weeks ago.
dhampyresa: (Default)
Due to family/personal reasons, I am going to have a very spotty access to Internet/a computer for next couple of weeks.

I apologise in advance if it is going to look like I'm dead, and for not talking to you guys. I'm going to miss you, because you're all awesome.

Hopefully, this won't show too much. (Lunchtime breaks, anyone?)
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This evening I was supposed to go see "District 9" at the theater with friends.

I organised everything: the day, the place, the movie (open to change, mind you) because I know that those losers always forget about me when they plan stuff (like the Rocky Horror Picture Show which I learned on the day itself was happening therefore I already had plans. (Doctor appointment.) Serously Guys! Would it kill you to tell me about that stuff?) Hell, I even accounted for Catacombs's inability to plan more than 2 days ahead. And everyone of them knew about it for about a week.

So I send them a mail to make it official. Of the half a dozen people I sent that mail to, only 2 responded: a no and a maybe (from Catacombs). On the day itself, I asked her if she was going to come. She said maybe (Apparently, now, she can't plan 2 hours ahead. Dear God, woman! Get organized already). Straggler also said maybe, but most likely not.

As I was unwilling to drag myself halfway across Paris for someone who might not come, I said screw this and organised something else. More like I latched on someone else's plan, actually, but she was fine with it, so who cares.

As I was dragging myself to the get-together place, it started raining. THERE WAS NO ONE THERE. So I got back home and got utterly drenched, like all the way to my underwear or something. From a 15 minute walk. Guh.

Off to dinner with the family now.

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