tarnera: (Default)
...wow, it's been over a year since I bothered taking pictures of my stuff. o_o

That's so weird... anyway, I've been cross stitching off and on that whole time, though I can't be sure what I've worked on. I'm sure I've forgotten a thing or two, but I'll try to take pictures of those things as I find them.

Anyway... My last update, one year ago.

Here be dragons )

Cross posted to [livejournal.com profile] cross_stitch
tarnera: (Firefly - Where's my town?)
I recently encountered something in the RP world. I was talking with a random person on Plurk; they seemed interested in the fact that I'm considering picking up Train Heartnet of Black Cat as a muse. Soon after, they friended me on Plurk, and I thought nothing of it--just someone who shares a common interest with me, wanting to talk more. So I went to friend them back.

But before I could, they pinged me on AIM. And as I was using Meebo at the time, their IM went through without the service asking me if I want to accept it.

Now, to clarify... I do not post my contact info anywhere, or at least I thought I hadn't. I hadn't told this person my AIM name. Upon my asking her how she got it, she said she'd gone into one of my character journals and pulled it off one of the apps I had posted there. I had not intended that to be a contact info post; in fact, I had intended to delete that part of the app, and I did soon after. But the simple fact that she had looked up my character in this game, gone into said character's journals, and looked through them on the off chance I might have contact info somewhere in there...

Personally, I find this rather creepy, disturbing, and stalker-ish. But she seemed nice enough, so I tried to ignore the feelings in favor of talking with her about this particular game.

However, last night one of the mods at a game I play at was approached in much the same manner. Someone had seen her around LJRP, gone into her character journal, and pulled the info off a game app that was never intended to be a contact post. The mod in question had, just like I had, intended to remove this info, and had simply forgotten about it, being both a mod and busy with RL as well.

But the real issue of this situation? Is that the mod Plurked about it. And several people, including myself, weighed in, saying how they also found it creepy, and that was all fine and dandy. But then other people turned up. People who said things like 'There's nothing wrong with people IMing out of the blue!' and 'RP is a collaborative thing' and 'What, do you not want people to talk to you?' ...and basically making me feel like I was being attacked for my very reasonable, imo, attitude.

I'm not saying people can't talk to me. But there are so many ways to do that--all of my journals are able to accept PMs, I have many superfluous journal posts, such as an HMD, IC voicemail, and others that they could easily have commented to. Heck, they could have waited the two seconds it took me to friend them back on Plurk--I was going to, since I did recognize their Plurk name. Furthermore, I don't protest if game-mates contact me this way, since game-contact info is there for a reason. But this person I had talked to for maybe two seconds chose to go in, find my info in a way I was not expecting, and AIM me without even asking.

I ask you, f-list. Is this normal? Am I being unreasonable and bitchy? Or do I have every right to be upset that someone did this?

Because I am upset. So upset that I am now considering changing my AIM name, which is sad because I've had that one forever and all my RL friends know it. But this series of events has made it difficult for me to keep using it--especially since the person who contacted me is on invisibly most of the time, so I'll never know if she's there or not.

EDIT: Since posting this, I have blocked the person on AIM and defriended them from my Plurk. This is, perhaps, a hasty way to deal.... but I was honestly so upset at the time I wasn't thinking all that clearly. I just wanted some space to feel comfortable again.
tarnera: (Firefly - Where's my town?)
A friend of mine was talking about this movie on Plurk today, and despite the majority of reviews being negative, I decided to give it a watch anyway. Here are my thoughts on it.

Spoilers beneath the cut, as well as frank discussions of death and borderline child-abuse )
tarnera: (Doctor Who - 5 - Pretty)
Two posts in as many days! That's got to be a record or something.

But it just goes to show how little I use this thing anymore--I am leaving, tomorrow at 7 am, for a family trip out of the country. I won't be back in the states for three weeks, but I'll probably start using this as an actual blogging device again--talking about my travels and maybe posting pictures, too. So if you suddenly start seeing more from me... well, I'm sure you'll figure it out when I start posting pictures of touristy things.

Should be fun, though!
tarnera: (Doctor Who - Wtf plz?)
Lj what are you doing.

No, seriously. What the fuck are you doing.

I am not pleased with this. At all. LJ seriously needs to reconsider what it is doing. Most of the people I interact with online are not at all cool with this--especially since this new feature registers a far more accurate location than the IP address does.

My IP logging, thankfully, has always been turned off. Because this feature? Also prevents you from erasing whatever IP logs have already shown up on your journal.

Way to go, LJ. Keep pushing. I'm sure you'll transform into a beautiful FButterfly, and we'll all go to IJ or DW or somewhere.
tarnera: (Default)
Because I can.

And because just about all of the people who have my journal friended are either not gamers or not in any of my games...

Snip )
tarnera: (Doctor Who - 5 - Pretty)
I have lately been reading a book called Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes... idk what genre of book this is. But I highly recommend it all the same.

Anyway, I bring it up because I really really want a game based on this world. Specifically, the Prison aspect of it.

Here's how I think it would work...

Scum, Civicry: Most of the people in the Prison. These are people born there, who have lived their whole lives there. They would need to be NPC's or possibly AU's, of course. OC's would also work.

Civicry - More-or-less civilized people who live in bands, traveling around the Prison. They have the best food, a basic monetary system, clothing.

Scum - Like what their name implies, they tend to live off others. Ambushing the Civicry to sustain themselves, so on and so forth.

Prisoners: The Prison hasn't had new Prisoners for a long time, but now for some reason they're turning up. These would be AU's, OU's, or OC's who were for some unexplained reason transported here.

Cellborn: Now this is why I want this to be a game. The Cellborn are created by the Prison. They are born of it; they have no name but what the Prison gave them, no memories before waking in their cell. They can be born any age. However... they receive images, visions that the Prisoners say are the Prison communicating with the Cellborn. The visions seem familiar to the Cellborn, like they are something from their past, somehow forgotten...

The Cellborn may try to claim they're really from Outside. But everyone knows the Cellborn are crazy. Any visions they receive will most likely be dismissed as insanity by the Prisoners.

So, OU's or OC's, memory-wiped.

The point of the game would be to try and escape the Prison, of course. But never forget, Prisoners... the Prison is alive. And it is watching you.

I have NO IDEA how this game would work, and I know I would make a terrible mod. Lol. But I... I really, really want it to, now.
tarnera: (Mushishi - Ginko writing)
Title: The Idea of a Promise
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tarnera
Appearing in this work: Ginko, Tanyuu, Kumado. Vaguely shippish Ginko/Tanyuu, Kumado/Tanyuu but not really.
Spoilers/Timeline: Chapter 7, Chapter 35
Rating: None.
Summary: Ginko isn't normally the type to hope for things that can't be, but he made an exception this once.
Disclaimer: I own nothing save my crazy theories.
Author's Note: I wrote this as one of the samples for an RP game I'm in. But I think it works nicely as a stand-alone drabble.

She had promised him, years ago. )
tarnera: (Doctor Who - 5 - Pretty)
My paid acct ran out. Blah.

Oh well, I don't exactly have the money for it right now anyway, and since I only use it, like, once a month if that it's really not worth the expense.

Anyway... it is long past time I posted some of the songs I have floating around for my various RP characters. I want to put them in a place I can find them again easily, because lol, memory like a freaking goldfish.

Courtesy cut, this post may nom your RAM. )
tarnera: (David Tennant - Oral Fixation)
This is subject to change at any time.

At [livejournal.com profile] edensphere:

Doctor Who:
[livejournal.com profile] burntorangesky = Romanadvoratrelundar II (called Fred in-game)

[livejournal.com profile] iattractmushi = Ginko (called Cloud in-game)

At Kannagara:

[livejournal.com profile] verdant_walker = Ginko


Black Cat:

[livejournal.com profile] stray_gunman = Train Heartnet

Doctor Who:

[livejournal.com profile] 2nd_romana = Romanadvoratrelundar II (with memories)
[livejournal.com profile] prydonian_child = Romana (?) as a child

D. Gray-Man:

[livejournal.com profile] seal_of_flame = Lavi


[livejournal.com profile] takeu2thevet = Nathan Young


[livejournal.com profile] eatenbylight = bb Ginko

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic:

[livejournal.com profile] wallowsinstyle = Rarity

One Piece:

[livejournal.com profile] paymeyouoweme = Namizou (Genderswapped AU)
[livejournal.com profile] callmemr_prince = Sanji


[livejournal.com profile] lil_yellow_bird = Woodstock

Star Trek:

[livejournal.com profile] collective_of_1 = Seven of Nine

Crossover AU's

Mushishi/Star Wars:

[livejournal.com profile] zenest_jedi = G'in-ko

My Little Pony: FiM/Doctor Who:

[livejournal.com profile] myliltimelord =
tarnera: (Mushishi - Ginko writing)
Title: 50 Ginko-centric Sentences
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tarnera
Appearing in this work: Ginko. Mentions of Adashino, Tanyuu, a few unnamed random people.
Spoilers/Timeline: Various.
Rating: None.
Summary: 50 sentences about Ginko.
Disclaimer: I own nothing save my crazy theories.
Author's Note: These aren't in any particular order; one from his youth can be right next to one from his adult life. I got the prompts from the [livejournal.com profile] 1sentence comm (which seems to be pretty much dead), and I used theme set Gamma here.

Click here! )
tarnera: (Doctor Who - 5 - There must have been...)
Tomorrow, it's the election--finally. I am so sick of all the campaign ads, of all the disgusting mudslinging on all sides, of getting sucked (or maybe that should be 'suckered') into canvassing and calling people. Never doing that again, god.

But that's not what I'm here to talk about. I could care less about the election--I'm going to vote, of course, but it's just not that important to me.

Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of my grandpa's death.

I'm not exactly sad about his death; I never have been. Sure, I'm sorry he died, but it was so painful watching him fade toward the end, watching the strength and mental prowess he was so proud of being stripped away, slowly. In many ways, I'm grateful he went while he still had some command of his faculties. It would have broken my heart if we'd had to put him in a Home.

It's a strange feeling. Just one year. I can remember typing up a post about his death in the library of SIUE just after learning about it, and to me it feels like it should be much longer, so much has happened to me since then. I've quit gotten out of school, moved to a state more than a day away from my old home, and have been pretty much uprooted from all my friends and familiar places. I still have my online friends, thank goodness (ilu guys), but it's been a little hard at times.

But I finally got a job, which helps tremendously. My parents aren't constantly nagging me to fill out job apps now... tomorrow is my first day. I start at 4:15 in the afternoon. It's a sushi place, very small, with a good atmosphere. I just went shopping for a ton of black shirts and pants, since the dress code is all black stuff. I felt weird putting it up on the check-out counter, like I was going into mourning or something... at least I'll be wearing the appropriate color for tomorrow :)

I hope I'll do well there *crosses fingers*
tarnera: (Mushishi - Ginko writing)
Wow, it's been a while since I wrote a fanfic... but I finally managed to hash one out even if it did take me a month, orz

Title: Yaminogensou
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tarnera
Appearing in this work: Ginko.
Spoilers/Timeline: No timeline, vague spoiler-like things for Io, Suzu.
Word Count: 1,254
Rating: PG? I guess.
Summary: Ginko is trying to investigate a strange mushi.
Disclaimer: I own nothing save my crazy theories.
Author's Note: This was written for a fic exchange in the community [livejournal.com profile] mushishi. The title is supposed to mean 'illusion of darkness'.
Prompt: Trapped in an endless maze of nightmares.

Yaminogensou )
tarnera: (Flip a coin)
...wow, it's been forever since I posted one of these. Not that I haven't been sewing! But I've been busy, and also I mislaid my camera computer cord. Turns out it was in my camera case, which is an excellent, safe, and smart place for it to be, and also why I didn't look for it there.

He's starting to actually look like a dragon now )
BoInk )

Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] cross_stitch
tarnera: (Hitchhiker's - NOTHING)
...ok, seriously, self? You need to post more than once a month. It's not that hard. You don't even have a real job. /punts self

*ahem* A-anyway. Yet another update on my move... it looks like we're finally, FINALLY getting our shit together about this whole thing... on Sunday, me and my dad are going to take another truckload of stuff up to South Dakota. We did this two weeks ago, and it worked out really, really well--this time, we're taking a bigger truck, and hoping to get the last of the stuff in our house that can be taken before the final moving-the-people move. The carpet goes in on Monday. The bathrooms are almost finished--that took long enough. And almost everything that can/will be packed is packed.

Really... as much as I'm going to miss my friends here--and I will miss them terribly--it's. Kind of a relief to be moving at last. There's certainly going to be less stress if I'm not working on painting baseboards, or replacing switches/outlits (yay, wiring hot--seriously, don't do that at home, kids :\ ), or helping my mother go through the ton of crap we have in our basement and attic that we probably should have gotten rid of ten years ago. And I want a job. I want moneyies. I'm tired of mooching off my folks (even though I am working for them, so it's not technically mooching). And having something to do with my day will stop my dad from complaining about my addiction to the internet, since I'll be visibly not connected to it all the time.

A whole summer of packing/moving is annoying. I just want this over with.
tarnera: (Star Trek - Reject captaincy)
Jeez, it seems like all I ever post about lately is how I never post anything, or how I have nothing to post about. That, and memes. Let's see... looks like last post I mentioned that we were hoping to put the house on the market and move by early June.




Um, no. No, that very much hasn't happened. At this point, I think we'll be lucky to get out of here by early AUGUST. We keep on finding problems... first, we were going to just replace one tile each in two of our bathrooms. In one of them (we'll call it the Blue Bathroom), they discovered termite damage. Ok, so we have to replace the floor, fine. We called in inspectors, the whole nine yards; they couldn't be sure, but they tentatively decided the damage was old, simply because they couldn't find any of the little critters.

And then when we were throwing out some of the damaged wood, a few baby termite-grub-things fell out.


So, call the inspectors back... now, the entire tile wall around the tub has to be ripped apart and replaced. -_-
Hopefully, that's all we have to do in the Blue Bathroom. I guess we should be grateful they didn't start chewing on the ceiling of the room below... that would have sucked, since we just payed to get that ceiling fixed.

Now, the other bathroom (we'll call it Pink). Its floor was fine, no damage or anything, but for as long as we've been living here, there's been a giant hole in the wall right about where the soap dish should be. Our theory is that someone possibly was falling or lost their balance somehow, grabbed the dish to stop themselves, and ripped it right out of the wall... anyway, turns out that the entire wall had dry rot all up and down the backside. So, that had to go. And because there was no way we'd ever match the tile (it was really pretty pink-with-white-spattering tile from the 60's), we had to take down the tile around the sink and replace that, too.

They're still working on finishing that one up (listens to the chorus of hammering and chiseling going on), but I think it's going to look pretty good when they get done.

The other thing we're stuck waiting on is the moving truck to move all our boxes and furniture and stuff out. Then we'll be able to get the new carpet in, since the people we're paying to do that can't carpet rooms full of stuff, of course.

Sometimes this thing feels like a complicated puzzle. Or one of those Traffic Jam games. You have to move this piece here before you can move that piece there, and so on and so forth.

But we're making progress, even though we keep on discovering things that need fixing. It's just taking longer than we'd hoped... *sigh*


Jun. 27th, 2010 08:38 pm
tarnera: (Firefly - This is my fandom)
Here's the Music In My Pants meme, snagged from [livejournal.com profile] swankivy

To play:

You take your music playlist in whatever your player is, and then you randomize it, hit shuffle, whatever. Then take the first 25 songs and list them. Then add the word "In My Pants" to the end of each song title, post it in your journal, and bold your favorite ones.

Here's my list!

1.Jennifer Warnes - Coming Back to You In My Pants
2.Murray Gold - Doomsday In My Pants
3.Mushishi Soundtrack - Akatsuki no Hebi (something like 'Snake of Red Dawn') In My Pants
4.Lady Gaga - Bad Romance In My Pants
5.David Fallis - Vray Dieu Il N'Est Si Doulce Chose (I have... no idea what this means) In My Pants
6.Black Book Soundtrack - The Black Book In My Pants
7.Les Miserables Soundtrack - Dog Eats Dog In My Pants
8.Nightwish - Wish I Had An Angel In My Pants
9.The Beatles - Getting Better In My Pants
10.Mushishi Soundtrack - Ri (Kotowari) (...no idea what this means. Fail.) In My Pants
11.Evita Soundtrack - Eva Beware of the City In My Pants
12.Rhapsody - Triumph for My Magic Steel In My Pants
13.Three Days Grace - Born Like This In My Pants
14.Mushishi Soundtrack - Haru to Usobuko (something like 'The Coming of a False Spring') In My Pants
15.Pentangle - Hunting Song In My Pants
16.Eminem - Fack In My Pants
17.Blind Guardian - Sadly Sings Destiny In My Pants
18.Reel Big Fish - I Want Your Girlfriend to Be My Girlfriend Too In My Pants
19.Blind Guardian - Straight Through the Mirror In My Pants
20.Owl City - Cave In In My Pants
21.ABBA - Fernando In My Pants
22.Torchwood Soundtrack - Eye Spy In My Pants
23.Sum 41 - The Bitter End In My Pants
24.Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends In My Pants
25.Mushishi Soundtrack - Yumeji (...I want to say something like 'Time of Dreaming' but I'm probably totally wrong) In My Pants
tarnera: (Doctor Who - 5 - There must have been...)
Heh, my dad expressed concern yesterday about the time I spend on my computer. He said he was worried I was getting addicted to the internet. I almost laughed in his face... not because he was wrong, but because I wanted to say 'no, I'm addicted to roleplaying, and LJ a bit.' He wasn't happy that I was amused at his concern, but oh well.

So today I barely got on at all. Mostly, I packed boxes.

I've been dreading this day for a while, really... the day I had to start packing up my room. Man... I knew I had a lot of stuff, but wow do I have a lot of stuff! I'm really not sure how I can possibly pack it all in boxes by Wednesday (which is when we're painting my room), but at least I have most of my books packed. When I complained to Dad that I wanted to keep some out to read, he told me to keep three and buy more if I run out. I told him that defeated the purpose of packing all my books.

My room is going to look so empty without bookshelves. It's already starting to look like it isn't mine.

We also finally moved all the furniture, which is kind of a pain because now I have nowhere to put my socks and stuff. But at least we're making progress... it's strange. I've had that dresser my whole life, and we just gave it to the Good Will. I sort of wonder if I'll miss it, as crappy as it was.

Going through all my stuff is like a flashback on my life... I discovered some old notes from the time I was at Bradley University, that a friend and I had written back and forth to each other during our biology class. I laughed so much... I miss her. I also found my frikin' Japanese/English dictionary that I've been missing for 6 months, gah. I'm SO HAPPY I found it, but annoyed that it took such an extreme clean-up to uncover it. I need to have a better system than the 'drop things on the floor' method, clearly.

We're hoping to have the house finished and on the market by early June, if not sooner, and that's about when I'll move to Souix Falls.

Man. Less than a month. How did that happen so fast?
tarnera: (Doctor Who - 5 Lol!)
Yeah... stolen from [livejournal.com profile] dragonessa24 because I was bored.

80 questions ftw~ )


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