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Subject:Website Madness!
Time:02:24 pm
Current Mood:amusedamused
Today I'm going to embark on a journey... A journey into the net. I come from systems... to this place. To code and draw... and defend my new found friends...

... Okay, so seriously, I'm going to finally start FTPing stuff down from my old website today, and onto my PC so that I can begin coding/uncoding/recoding my new website... and I need to point GoDaddy to my Dad's server where he's set up a space for me...

I may begin working on the art today as well...

I'm extremely excited, and nervous...

But I also just received $100 worth of GoogleAd credits in the mail yesterday, so if I have this website set up enough before July, I can get some free advertising to spike the traffic at the unveiling of my site.

For now, it's breakfast and anime (Star Driver and Deadman Wonderland with a side of Yogurt) - and then, THE WORLD! (wide... web... XD)
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Subject:Catching up with the world...
Time:02:42 am
Current Mood:excitedexcited
Oh my goodness!
I've had trouble logging in for the past few weeks - my only problem was that I was capitalizing my password! I'm such a dork!

Glad to finally have this back!

I'll be posting this journal on my new WEBSITE soon, along with my blog of dreams and weird theories, ODDISMS.

Lookin' forward to setting up a statistics page for everything as well (if it's not hooked into GoDaddy already), and doing webcomics again. I have so much on my plate, but the future is bright and shiny as a Ponycorn!

Super excited!

<3's and love to all!
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Subject:The Story So Far...
Time:08:48 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished
So as you may or may not know, I've decided to read 52 books this year. That's one book a week. I've set myself some rules: to qualify as a valid entry, each book must contain at least 200 pages. Genre doesn't matter. Whether I've read it before or not doesn't matter. If it's a textbook or something wacky doesn't matter. It can't be manga. Also, if I read a book that is 500 or more pages, at the end of the year I can pretend it was two books if I'm way behind.

A little over 5 weeks into the year, and I'm already behind. Here's why...

January 1st
Started Book 1: Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett

January 15th
Finished Book 1: Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett - 381 pages
Began a non-book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - 180 pages

January 21st
Finished the non-book: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Began Book 2: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams - 200 pages

January 29th
Finished Book 2: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams - 200 pages
Started non-book: Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams - 199 pages

January 31st
Began reading something very different: Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Player's Guide and Game Master's Guide - together around 220 pages of Doctor Who Roleplaying goodness!

February 3rd
Finished non-book: Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams - 199 pages
Began another non-book (unfortunately): So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish by Douglas Adams - 167 pages

February 5th
Began Book 3: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - 375 pages

February 6th
Devoured (finished) Book 3: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - 375 pages



So that is where I stand. Thus far, I have read six books, only half of them counting towards my own goal because of my harsh rules. I must say, The Lightning Thief was a better book than I could have expected. If you enjoy Greek Mythology, especially if you recall little details well, you will like it. I took immense pleasure out of reading it. Well writ, Rick. I want to go out and by the next four books. Now. Also, I'm hoping that the fifth book is the last, and that the series has a definate ending, as much as I enjoy the character. The book is giving me a new appreciation for one of the gods that I never would have had otherwise... making him cooler than I thought. Still, another one who's providing a worthy adversary for Percy (sort of, in a round-a-bout way) is proving to still be my favourite Greek god. Oh, schadenfreude... My German blood still enjoys watching the pain of fictional characters... I get some sort of sick pleasure out of it... *smirks*



Anyway, I wound up buying the book after reading the first 8 pages on my lunch break at work (I work in retail) and not really feeling inclined to read more of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish... being at a weird point in the Hitchhiker's series. I mean, I read the first two books, and at the end of the second thought "Why are there three more? The story's all summed up now..." The third book was quite good and even hilarious in parts, but it didn't compare to the first two, and besides having a great (and very British Sci-Fi) plot of it's own, had almost nothing to do with the first two, except for finishing a joke from two books prior. This fourth one is delving into a story somewhat hinted at in passing in the first book as well, but is currently in a weird spot, as Arthur Dent makes up dumb lies about what he's been doing, to the people of New Earth (who aren't aware that anything with the Vogons had happened). So, I'm a little miffed with it, but I'm determined to press on, even though Rob has told me that the final book from Adams is depressing. It kind of sucks that Douglas Adams almost wrote it under duress from his fans... But we'll see how it goes...



And so, I return to the printed page...
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Subject:2010: Year of the Book
Time:02:52 pm
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I have decided (months ago, actually) that this coming year, 2010, will be the Year of the Book for me.

My goal is to read 52 books in 2010 - or, a book a week. Since I've read some books (like Breaking Dawn, which is over 600 pages) in only 4 days, I believe this is an achievable goal.

The rules will be as follows:

In order to be considered a "book" it must be at least 200 pages in length.
Manga volumes do not count, regardless of size.
If a book is 500 pages or more (and I'm strapped for time) it can count as 2 books.
Re-reading books I've previously read is allowed.
Reading new books is encouraged.
The books can be any type - they do not need to be fiction. I do not need to own them.

I will post my progress here as I go along, possibly even with a review here and there.

Here is my current list of planned books for reading:

The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis(all 7 books, re-reading)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams(all 5 books, new to me)
Twilight - Stephanie Meyer(and it's 3 sequels, re-reading)
Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery(and it's 7 sequels, re-reading)
any Discworld novels I can get my hands on that I haven't already read - Terry Pratchett (???)
Blood and Chocolate - Annette Curtis-Klause (re-read)

So far, that is 25 books, not counting the Discworld books. Any suggestions? I may re-read some Discworld titles as well... such as Mort and Small Gods, because those two are my favourite. I might/might not read the Sookie Stackhouse books and/or re-read the Time Traveller's Wife. I plan to kick things off with Douglas Adam's 5-part trilogy, however. :)

Anyone who would like to join me, please leave posts and list the books you're reading as you finish them. Same rules apply to you.
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Subject:Good Things. ^_^
Time:04:09 pm
Current Mood:chipperchipper
I got a job!

And I'm actually posting from work on my lunch break right now.

Also! I've been cast in Korda Artistic Production's version of Robin Hood - coming soon to their theatre space! (mid-December!)

I like my job a lot, working at a café is fun. And I have free lunches. Yum!
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Subject:SPORE!
Time:04:42 am
Current Mood:sleepysleepy
Hey Everyone! I made a Spore Creature! It's late, and I need to go to bed, so here he is, in all his glory!



I really want to get the full version of the game.

Anybody else watch Robin Williams play the demo at E3 on YouTube? Hilarious!
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Subject:Calling Kyozou
Time:12:07 pm
Current Mood:anxiousanxious
I'm so nervous I'm going to throw up!
It doesn't help that my Dad freaked the HELL out of me only a few minutes ago, startling me while in the bathroom...

I call Kyozou... in less than an hour... to find out if I have a job with them, or not.

...

Eeep! XD
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Subject:People
Time:03:08 pm
Current Mood:okayokay
And now I know how people feels about me.

...

I'm going to be okay.


... At least I told him. And I'm not going to explode anymore. *chuckles slightly*

Ahhh...
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Subject:Easter Update
Time:12:39 pm
Current Mood:crushedmeh
I got reemed out by both my Grandmas about finding a job in Windsor ("You can't do Toronto, not enough money!" Blah blah "You can't get a loan!") ... I also only saw Holly once and we didn't really get to talk (Still, that was fun), and I never wound up seeing J at all.

Although, my sister randomly showed up... and we got to talk a bit. And she's showing her boss my resume at Little Caesar's today... so, that might be good. *shrugs*

I really hope that job at Kyozou pans out...

Along with my feelings for someone special. ... *sighs and dreams*

...

So that was my Easter.

Oh yeah, and the hickory-smoked pre-spiral-cut ham was really good, too.

Yup...

That's about it.
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Subject:CSS Stress
Time:06:33 pm
Current Mood:annoyedannoyed

So who went and changed my livejournal theme? Now everything is aligned to the right side of the page! (Except for this, 'cause I'm using HTML.) Did the creator suddenly get the urge to pull a mass-website prank by changing the style sheet? Am I the only one affected by this?

Sheesh, this is bloody awkward. I could try and fix things, but I'd wind up messing up my posts or something, as I don't have access to livejournal's codes... (this isn't like Blogger where they tell you "THIS" means your post shows up. "THIS" means you have a link to your comment... And so on, and so forth.

What the crap? What's with all the random hacking these days, too? My favourite forum has been hit again recently, changing out the index page for something else (It was fixed rather quickly)... but seriously, what do people get out of it? Random anonymous pranks aren't funny - just annoying.



Of course, on an entirely different note, trying to fix this would be good practice for the new job I'm fairly certain I'll get... (I haven't been hired but I'm pretty sure I will be.)
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