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...except I'd totally intended to write this post last month. Better late than never?

Things That Happened in 2013 That I Remember (I've realized that if I don't write things down, I won't remember them. Sorry to everyone who's had to have repeated conversations with me because my brain is a sieve. ^___^;;)

not really a year in review )


*(continued from the September point)--This is significant for me because while I've probably always been plagued with some level of depression, I haven't had the...courage(?) to seek professional help and then stick with it (I sort of tried twice in the past, but quit both times -- once with SSRIs and once after the initial consultation). Now, three months later, I don't really feel any improvement in my emotional state or in my cognitive state; I do feel more aware of my...situation(?) and that there's obviously something wrong, something impeding my day-to-day functioning. Also, at some point between September and November (I don't remember the exact date and I don't care to look it up), I had my first full-blown panic attack. A week later, I had my second one. I've had minor anxiety attacks in the past (especially in 2012), but nothing full-blown like these, and it was really scary (tbh, I'm kind of shaking and crying now, just remembering what it was like).

It seems so obvious to me now that there is Something Wrong. It's like a shadow, dogging my every step; some days it's small and not so very noticeable (but still there), some days it stretches and it's so much bigger than I am. I wonder if the reason I don't feel that therapy is helping much is because I've only really talked about the context that has highlighted this..."shadow", the context that makes the "shadow" grow. But maybe what I need is to figure out the root of the shadow? Or to at least address some underlying causes that make my chest seize up every time I even let the thoughts reach the surface of my consciousness? There are some issues that I think I need to talk to my psychologist about, but I panic at the thought of even explaining them, much less discussing them.

It's taken me a long time to consciously recognize and accept that there is a problem and that I need to tackle it and not let it continue to fester. It boiled down to the belief that I couldn't possibly be depressed because there wasn't anything horribly wrong in my life (I blame the fact that I never took the abnormal psychology course back in undergrad; I didn't immediately pick up on the fact that depression isn't necessarily the result of anything in your external environment; but rather, it's a combination of your internal state plus the environment which holds all sorts of potentially nasty landmines/triggers. Duh.). I was kind of struggling with this whole idea of "are my feelings valid or not" when I came across a Tumblr post (OF ALL THINGS. A TUMBLR POST.) that said something along the lines of, "You would never tell someone that they can't possibly be happy when there's always someone else out there who's richer or more successful (etc) than them. So why would you tell yourself that you can't possibly be sad when there's always someone else out there who's poorer or less successful (etc) than you?" And that is how I got a wake-up call from Tumblr.

Both the depression and anxiety have worsened in the past few years, and I can easily think of situations in the near future that can trigger attacks. On the days when the "shadow" is small, I can encourage myself to do things that will help me cope -- and maybe even take some preventative measures. As far as preventative measures go, I'm going to try to learn (and regularly practice) mindfulness meditation. My psychologist talked about a few CBT techniques for coping, but I feel that I can only engage in them when I have a certain amount of mental resources available, and this isn't always going to be the case, especially when things get bad. What I want to encourage myself to do is to use this platform to do some sort of writing exercise because writing out my thoughts often helps 1) clarify them and 2) provide a slightly different perspective.


If (WHEN) I do post such entries, I'll always post under a spoiler-tag. Most of me wants to bury and hide these entries under f-lock and filters, but part of me wants to post publicly. Some ridiculously large number of people are afflicted with depression -- but I can't even bring myself to tell anyone I know in real life about my situation (it sounds so wrong to me when I even think the statement "I am depressed"). Maybe posting publicly in a semi-anonymous space will habituate me to the idea that, hey, what I'm experiencing is real and valid; I don't have to hide it.
fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)
I will endeavor to post on LJ more frequently (and quit whining about how I can't keep up with Twitter/Tumblr and how I miss the ~old ~days of LJ. I make no promises on this, though).

Happy new year! Hope 2014 beats 2013!

Holy crackers, it's been almost a whole year since I last posted! /o\ I still read my flist everyday, though, and comment occasionally!
fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)
1a. Since I'll be off to a conference tomorrow and will have limited internet access for the next couple of days, I thought I'd say hi to my new friends from the SPN friending meme right now! So, HI. o/

1b. I have yet to watch tonight's episode of SPN, but! I am downloading it right now so that I can watch it on my phone on the plane tomorrow. On the one hand, that should make the bajillion hours + bajillion layovers (WHY NO CHEAP DIRECT FLIGHT) more bearable (for 42 minutes) -- but on the other hand, I cannot spew my feels online. DILEMMA.

1c. I want to be a dork and pretend that my black-with-a-strap poster tube actually contains a weapon (arrows? :D), but I'll bet the TSA would come after me. Also, I'm already worried that they won't let me take it on the plane as a carry-on. /o\

1d. I don't know why I am still on the internet when I haven't packed yet, oh my god. [/failure]

2a. Some of you lovely folk talked about podfic! While podfic is delightful and wonderful and I love them ever so, I don't post any here. But! You can find them at [livejournal.com profile] cantapodpatrol. :]

2b. If you like SPN and podfic, you should consider signing up for Cake Swap! \o/


Join us at the [livejournal.com profile] cakehole_club for CAKE SWAP, a Supernatural and Supernatural RPF podfic gift exchange!


3. I thought I had a third point, but I GUESS NOT. I should go pack so that I am not clothesless for the next few days. /o\ HOW IS IT PAST MIDNIGHT ALREADY.
fishpatrol: (just you & me)
1. My new year's resolution is to be less of an antisocial hermit (I kick-started this resolution by actually going to a new year's eve party rather than rolling myself up in a blanket burrito and reading fic. 10 points to me~) My other resolution is to be less of a failbot, but I'm not doing so well on that one. \o\

1.5 I've noticed that the traffic on LJ has been declining drastically over the past few months (probably due to a combination of the increasing popularity of Twitter/Tumblr/etc and LJ's own fuck-ups). Part of my resolution is to be more social online as well as offline, so tell me how I can interact and socialize with you! Yes, YOU, right there, reading this entry. I am always up for chatting about fannish things and capslocking about random things and, idk, discussions about human behaviour and whatnot.

I'm unalignable on Twitter, fishpatrol at DW (I haven't updated this account since last year \o\ if you post exclusively on DW, let me know! I haven't checked my...reading circle? --is that what they're called?-- in ages); I'm considering opening a Tumblr account, but it is like VORTEX OF UNENDING IMAGES -- you fall in and by the time you climb back out, five hours have already gone by. /o\

If you communicate primarily by email/gchat, I'm meemobunny[at]gmail (I am always so uncertain whether or not I should just chat at someone if I see them online \o\ WHAT IF THEY DON'T WANT TO TALK. /O\ So, here: if I'm online, you can always chat at me!) I also have Whatsapp, so if that's your preferred method of communication, we can exchange numbers through, idk, PMs or something.

[/TALK TO ME...?]

2. 2012 has been kind of a shit-show. 2013 hasn't been significantly better, but hey, it's only been two days. (more about this in a locked entry, later -- this is a it's-a-new-year-let's-be-optimistic post)

3. So, about a month ago, I accidentally fell into the hockey RPF fandom, oops. I thought it was just a ~passing ~phase, but I've now recorded a one-hour long podfic and I kind of want to record more, so, uh, IDEK. Poor [livejournal.com profile] applegeuse has had to endure my incessant vomming of hockey feels. Mostly, I say stuff like I am totally ~doing ~sports ~wrong, because I care very little about the actual skill of the players, or how good a team is -- I ONLY CARE ABOUT HOW AMUSING THE PLAYERS ARE AS ~PEOPLE (I love watching behind the scenes videos, etc akdslfjdsj). It just so happens that the better players get more interviews/behind the scenes/etc, so I end up liking the ones that play well because of COINCIDENCE. \o\ /o/ \o\ I'll bet I could totally get roped into American football RPF and/or European football (soccer :P) RPF as well, if they had a ton of fics and a ton of lolarious videos sdklafjlad;j THERE IS JUST SOMETHING DELICIOUS ABOUT A BUNCH OF DUDES WHO ARE RIDIC DEDICATED TO A RIDIC GAME AND, LIKE, ~FEEL INTENSE ABOUT THE GAME AND TO EACH OTHER AND ARE PROBABLY ALL FAILBOTS OUTSIDE OF THEIR RIDIC GAME. THEY ARE ALWAYS TOGETHER (LIVING TOGETHER, BEING ON THE ROAD TOGETHER, PLAYING TOGETHER) AND BOND OVER THEIR INTENSE FEELS ABOUT THEIR RIDIC GAME. IT IS LIKE BOARDING SCHOOL STORIES (which I have always enjoyed in real!books and fic :>) BUT MORE ~INTENSE. [/vomming feels] And she's like, OMG WHY ARE YOU EVEN IN THIS FANDOM, COME BACK TO SPN/J2. s;alkdfjsl;d \o\ /o/ \o\

(I usually blame [livejournal.com profile] lemniciate for getting me into random fandoms, but this time, it's totally [livejournal.com profile] scintilla10's fault. Well, okay, no, not really. It's mostly because I am weaksauce and just need one picture/fic/podfic to pique my interest. X3;; She mentioned the fandom in passing, I lol'ed at her, and the next thing I knew, I was guzzling down the fics on AO3/listened to all of the podfic at least twice/trawled tumblr looking at images and gifs. *MASSIVE FACEPALM* HOW DID I GO FROM THIS TO THIS? creying and slobbing forever /o\)

3.5 ANYWAY. I doodled [livejournal.com profile] applegeuse a little J2 (feat. the alliterative cats) for being a ~good ~sport (hur hur) about the whole thing.



4. On the one hand, there is no such thing as "too much cake". On the other hand, YES, YES THERE IS. TOO MUCH SUGAR, BLERGH BLERGH.
fishpatrol: (dat ass~)
Another [livejournal.com profile] insmallpackages gift! The wish was: Art Jared/Jensen making gingerbread houses.

doodley comic )
fishpatrol: (dat ass~)
Yesterday, I claimed a handful of wishes over at [livejournal.com profile] insmallpackages. This is the one of the three art prompts that I claimed: Teenwolf drawing of Peter, Lydia or Stiles or any combo of the three. I've always wanted to try my hand at drawing Lydia, so she was the character I went with.



Beyond the Woods )
fishpatrol: (FOAMING~~)
1. I hope everyone who was in the direct path of Hurricane Sandy is okay! The power (along with the water and heat!) went out in my building on Monday night (twice, even /o\) -- but it was only my block that was affected in the area, so. :| (My friend who lives south of campus was all, "That wasn't a storm! There was just a bit of wind and rain!" And I was all, "OMG, DUDE, I THOUGHT MY WINDOWS WERE GOING TO BLOW IN." Granted, she lives in a low-rise, surrounded by taller buildings and I live in a high-rise, the tallest building on the block.) I had no idea the water and heat would die with the electricity and now I'm worried about potential power outages in the winter. \o\ I guess I should stock up on blankets!

2a. My Halloween plans consist of eating leftover curry and livestreaming SPN.

2b. In honor of All Hallow's Eve, I'm inviting trick-or-treaters to my 'door.' Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.).

3. It's not yet noon and I already want to take a nap in my office...
fishpatrol: (just you & me)
HI. :D Since the letter is due today, I will try to make it short and simple. XD

ETA; Oct 10, 2014: I'm participating for the fourth year in a row! My trope preferences haven't changed, but my fandom preferences have changed somewhat -- same deal as last year: new fandoms in italics, and removed fandoms are crossed out. Also, I'm A-okay with repods! It's completely up to you! Since I don't have a Pinboard, I've listed a very small handful of favourite (podfic-friendly, for the most part) authors under each fandom, but you absolutely don't have to stick with these options (I didn't want to go on a listing rampage!)! I just provided a few of them since I know some people prefer to have more specific information to work with. :)

ETA; Oct 9, 2013: Since my preferences haven't changed drastically from last year, I'm just going to update this dear-podficcer letter instead of writing a new one. :> New fandoms are in italics, and removed fandoms are crossed out.

\o/ )

Thank you, #itpe-er, you are awesomepants,
-fishpatrol

P.S. Conveniently enough, I have compiled a list of SPN/SPN RPF writers with blanket permission right here. :>

P.P.S. I keep incorrectly typing "#itpe" as "#ipte", but then I remember what [livejournal.com profile] applegeuse said: "i hope you are also pronouncing it as IT-PEE in your head". XD (also, [livejournal.com profile] applegeuse is a sparkly kidney-stealing unicorn who knows which SPN/SPN RPF authors I like EVERYTHING, jsyk ;))
fishpatrol: (FOAMING~~)
The neighbours were having a noisy party (idek which neighbours -- left? right? upstairs? bah, apartments), so I popped my earbuds in and sketched. Yes, I listened to Kpop (and some English pop and some podfic) and sketched on a Friday night. What can I say -- I lead an exciting life.

Characters from two fandoms that I'm not even in:

Joan Watson; Allison Argent )

I started watching New Girl, and idk, I'm not sure if I like it that much? But it's 21 minutes, which is perfect for my meandering attention span. Also, Schmidt is amusing and Cece is fab, so.
fishpatrol: (dat ass~)
I want to take up drawing again (I also kind of want to take up the violin again, and learn the ukulele, and pretty much do All The Things That Are Not School-Related). I haven't drawn since forever, so I googled some Sam&Dean hugging screencaps and did a few sketches (HOW DO HANDS WORK HOW HOW HOW. TIME TO WORK THROUGH SOME TUTORIALS. *flumps*).
+3 )


+ Was Kevin's mom's actress re-cast because the original actress was unavailable? (or maybe his mom is actually a demon/whatever and changes meatsuits every once in a while, which explains how she took all the supernatural things in stride \o\) But: Julie! From Friends! \o\ /o/ \o\

+ Kevin's mom is a BAMF akd;fjs;lfj♥

+ THAT SCENE IN PURGATORY. It was like a convoluted love triangle. /o\ OH, DEAN.

+ OH, DEAN, again, because WHAT HAS PURGATORY DONE TO YOU? /O\ It's as if he and robo!Sam switched personalities, what with the cold-blooded killing of innocents for ~the ~greater ~good and all. (the parallels between S7 and S6 are kind of...too blatant? Like, Dean [robo!Sam] being all, "Kill all the things! Even if innocents have to be sacrificed!" And Sam [S6!Dean] trying out the ~normal ~life)

+ I think Crowley is my favourite villain so far. YED was a creeper, Lilith didn't get enough screen time, Eve was a red herring, Lucifer was a bag of dicks, and the Leviathan were a bigger bag of dicks. Crowley...has more entertainment value.


It's the the time of the year where I listen to The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack on repeat~~
fishpatrol: (FOAMING~~)
I went on an ~epic ~roadtrip with [livejournal.com profile] lilie_charlotte (M) last week to Canada's east coast. We hit three provinces in nine days, attempted to sing along to Korean pop (trololol), took a bajillion photos, got lost, got stuck in a ditch in the middle of nowhere at night, went to a police station, ate a McLobster, and Other Things.

Thank goodness M's cell phone has better reception than mine because we relied on its gps for the entire trip. My phone's reception failed as soon as we got out of range of the bigger cities. /o\ I think we would've been a lot tenser if we were driving around the countryside with no cell reception on either of our phones! M kindly chauffeured me around because I can't drive. ;) I also can't navigate all that well (HOW DO HIGHWAYS WORK a;sldkfjsdlfjLOOPS) and have a tendency to fall asleep in moving vehicles -- it's quite mentally tiring to stay awake and keep an eye out on the road + Google maps on a teeny iPhone screen. XD;;

Details and photos under the cut!

epic rocks! epic lighthouses! epic ocean! )

We had expected this trip to be more relaxing than our UK and NYC trips. We were planning to sit on the beach and read; I downloaded a bunch of fics and podfics to read and listen to. That didn't happen. XD There wasn't even any time for me to nap!

Also, I was dumb and left my cell phone charger at the last B&B we stopped at. Thankfully, the owners said they'd mail it back to me. ^^;; In the meantime, I've connected my Android phone with my mom's Blackberry Playbook cable to the iPhone charger that I stoleacquired from my dad.

THE END. (this post took forever to write. I'm going to bed now. \o\ I feel like I could sleep for a week!)
fishpatrol: (FOAMING~~)
How [livejournal.com profile] applegeuse wins internet!arguments:

‪‪me‬: YOU PICK
YOU PICK YOU PICK
I TAG YOU
applegeuse:‬ I CAN'T PICK
YOU CAN'T TAG ME
me‬: I CAN
applegeuse‬: I DODGE THAT BULLET
me‬: I'M OLDER
applegeuse‬: I'M BIGGER
me‬: SIZE DOESN'T MATTER ON THE INTERNET
BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN MY MACBOOK
applegeuse‬: OH YEAH? AGE DOESN'T MATTER EITHER. EVEN 14 YR OLD HAVE MACBOOKS.
me‬: if i can't pull the age card and you can't pull the size card
then we will have to rock/paper/scissors/lizard/spock for it
I CHOOSE LIZARD
applegeuse‬: if you choose lizard, i choose to pull your lizard tail off.
me‬: what. that is not an option. D:

(this story ends with me being ~self-sacrificial)

Also, she gave me questions for the Seven Questions meme that I totally forgot to do \o\

[Everyone and their monkey's uncle have already done the meme, but what the heck ever:

Comment to this post (and say, "SAM IS A FANCY LADY"), and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.]

1. If you could only eat one vegetable for the rest of your life, what would it be? Also, you can’t cook it. You have to eat it raw.

WHAT EVEN. I CHOOSE...CARROTS. (do tomatoes count as vegetables? because I'd choose tomatoes)

Q2-Q7 )

In other news, I want to get sorted at Pottermore but I don't want to go through all of the chapters. \o\~~~

In other HP-related news, I've been listening to this podcast* -- it is ridiculous and probably kind of self-indulgent on the author's part, but it's ever so entertaining and addictive!
*-at first I thought to myself, "This is an audio recording of a fanfiction! It is a podfic!" But! as I listened to more and more of it, I realized that it was not, in fact, podfic. I get the impression that the reader performs more similarly to an audiobook reader than a podfic reader. And the fanfic is a "fanfic" insofar as it's a written transformative work based off of JK Rowling's books, but it's more of a re-write of HP:PS with Harry being a clever snothead and pointing out all the flaws of the wizarding world and magic (it is funnier and more entertaining than I make it out to be, I swear!) than a typical fanfiction (there is, however, a brief mention of H/D mpreg~).
fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)

You’re invited to join the [livejournal.com profile] cakehole_club, a new community for
SPN & SPN RPF themed podfic challenges!

Close Quarters is the first challenge, and it’s going on now!


I was going to write this whole spiel about how we (me + the ~inestimable [livejournal.com profile] applegeuse) created this community, and how awesome it's going to be...but I have spent the last several hours creating banners, and coding, and my eyeballs hurt, SO, IN SHORT: 1) sign-ups for the challenge start today! COME SIGN UP. 2) newbie podficcers and ~seasoned podficcers are both welcome! (we provide hand-holding services for newbie podficcers). 3) Listeners, come join! Posting starts immediately as well and I can ~personally ~guarantee that there will be new podfic posted in the following week. 4) ♥~

COME JOIN US! \O/

fishpatrol: (in ur internets...)


+4 )

It was a beautiful day today, so my mom and I went hiking around the botanical gardens and the lake. :) The thing about cherry blossoms is...well, they're definitely pretty, but there are so many bees around them! I could hear them buzzing as I stood underneath the trees, and I'd always figured that my fear of bugs was just a thing and not a phobia -- but as I stood there, waiting for my mom to take her photos, I started feeling panicked and even started hyperventilating slightly. I guess my fear is a full-out phobia after all. /o\ But, er, other than that, it was a lovely hike. ;;;
fishpatrol: (dat ass~)


fishpatrol: (FOAMING~~)
I decided to try my hand at making animations today! It was exciting~ I have no idea what program people usually use to create gifs, but I have Adobe ImageReady bundled with my Photoshop CS, so I opened that for the first time ever and just imported a bunch of images drawn in PS (is that the most efficient way to do it? Maybe I should try iMovie for longer animations with more frames).

Anyway, I started off with the simplest illustration I can think of: a chibi!Dean crying his Perfect Single Tear.

;____; )

And of course, upon seeing his crying brother, Sam rushes in for some epic cuddling (imagine there is a "DEAAAAAN" written above Sam's head)

\o\~~~ )

Trolololol

Feb. 25th, 2012 10:38 pm
fishpatrol: (dat ass~)
I don't know why I stopped in the first place, but I want to start drawing again (according to my "art" tag, the last time I completely a drawing was more than a year ago \o\). So, today, I pulled out my pens and coloured pencils and did a few doodles and sketches. :>

This is how SPN 7x14 could have ended:

My Valentine Troll )

*Build-a-Bear is this store where you can build your own stuffed toy and you can put a little cloth heart in it which then makes the stuffed toy ~extra ~special.
**Sam's ninja-cutting move stolen from Fruit Ninja. (oops, and he's apparently left-handed ;;;)
***The ending of 7x14 was awesomely sparkly, but I am slightly butthurt at the lack of heart-giving. THIS IS MY FIX-IT.

Some more doodley sketches:
fun with Prismacolors~ )

Fotos~

Jan. 6th, 2012 05:44 pm
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1.

There's something about the end of the winter holidays that makes me want to take up knitting. XD So I've started up again, with the help of my mom (I swear, every time she sighs and takes the knitting from me to fix it/examine the problem/double-check, I'm sure she's thinking, "Y U SO DUMB, CHILD /o\" She denies it, but I know better). I still don't know which one's a purl and which one's a knit, but whatevs, this pattern seems to be working for me. :> I have too many scarves so this is going to be a bag! Exciting!

2. Photos from NYC in the cut below (not a lot of photos this time, for two main reason: 1) it was too cold to constantly dig out my camera! & 2) my camera doesn't do well at night or indoors, so the pictures didn't turn out all that well)

+7 )

3. There is no third point. Oh, wait, yes there is. New SPN tonight! I think it's about a hooker, or babysitting, or both (or maybe it's about Alec's One True Love crossovering and turning into a monster hooker, idk). I would rather it be about a ~unicorn~.
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(Wee!Jensen hugging Mooseling!Jared, brainchild[ren?] of [livejournal.com profile] applegeuse :>)

I spent all morning reading Yuletide fics and nomming on bits of turkey. Now my choice is to either take a nap or to make like Rodney McKay and rip someone's article to shreds (metaphorically). I've been avoiding posting on LJ for the past while because actively refraining from posting makes me feel less like a procrastinator...or something. I refresh my LJ flist and my Twitter feed every ten minutes, though, so. X3;;;

This is the first Christmas in the past three years that we didn't go down south somewhere, but that's probably a good thing because I had 150 exams to grade (I'm...60% done? or 70%, maybe? NO MORE TA-ing NEXT SEMESTER), 1 paper to write (umm...I'll get to this soon? Or beg for an extension ;;;), 1 paper to review (most professors find reviewing to be a burden, but as a lowly student, it is an ~honour. However, it means that I need to actually work on it), and lots of studies to work on (I don't even know anymore... /o\). I think school is making me lose weight again. \o\ I should do what my younger cousin did and go marry a fisherman so that I can play with dogs and lobsters and go boating instead of write papers.

I watched In Bruges with my parents last night. Nothing made sense in that movie! \o\ It just made me want to say the f-word a lot, afterwards. Tonight, we're going to watch something more brainless and action-y -- Red. Either that or Midnight in Paris, but shit blowing up sounds more fun.

I'm going to NYC for a few days with [livejournal.com profile] lilie_charlotte next week -- we have no idea what the heck we're going to do while we're there. We'll probably plan tomorrow night. Or at the airport the next day. :>;;; (such a contrast from our UK trip, where we would message back-and-forth on Facebook, with links to hotels/tours/passes, for 4-5 hours per day, weeks before our trip -- well, planning was a heck a lot more fun than studying for comps. XD)

In a week (+ a bit), I'm going to turn old. :( I keep forgetting this fact. I WANT TO STAY YOUNG FOREVERRRR \o\ At what point would one be considered to be in one's "mid-twenties"? Concerned minds wish to know.
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(Wee!Jensen hugging Mooseling!Jared, brainchild[ren?] of [livejournal.com profile] applegeuse :>)

I spent all morning reading Yuletide fics and nomming on bits of turkey. Now my choice is to either take a nap or to make like Rodney McKay rip someone's article to shreds (metaphorically). I've been avoiding posting on LJ for the past while because actively refraining from posting makes me feel less like a procrastinator...or something. I refresh my LJ flist and my Twitter feed every ten minutes, though, so. X3;;;

This is the first Christmas in the past three years that we didn't go down south somewhere, but that's probably a good thing because I had 150 exams to grade (I'm...60% done? or 70%, maybe? NO MORE TA-ing NEXT SEMESTER), 1 paper to write (umm...I'll get to this soon? Or beg for an extension ;;;), 1 paper to review (most professors find reviewing to be a burden, but as a lowly student, it is an ~honour. However, it means that I need to actually work on it), and lots of studies to work on (I don't even know anymore... /o\). I think school is making me lose weight again. \o\ I should do what my younger cousin did and go marry a fisherman so that I can play with dogs and lobsters and go boating instead of write papers.

I watched In Bruges with my parents last night. Nothing made sense in that movie! \o\ It just made me want to say the f-word a lot, afterwards. Tonight, we're going to watch something more brainless and action-y -- Red. Either that or Midnight in Paris, but shit blowing up sounds more fun.

I'm going to NYC for a few days with [livejournal.com profile] lilie_charlotte next week -- we have no idea what the heck we're going to do while we're there. We'll probably plan tomorrow night. Or at the airport the next day. :>;;; (such a contrast from our UK trip, where we would message back-and-forth on Facebook, with links to hotels/tours/passes, for 4-5 hours per day, weeks before our trip -- well, planning was a heck a lot more fun than studying for comps. XD)

In a week (+ a bit), I'm going to turn old. :( I keep forgetting this fact. I WANT TO STAY YOUNG FOREVERRRR \o\ At what point would one be considered to be in one's "mid-twenties"? Concerned minds wish to know.

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