20 August 2017 @ 09:47 pm
 
I'm trying to remember what I did yesterday, and my mind is going blank. Let's see... We made a trip out to Plum Market in the evening because Cordelia really, really wanted to. Scott and Cordelia made turkey meatballs that came out reasonably well.

This morning, I woke up to find that I'd reached 90 days on holding a portal in Ingress. That's a badge increment. The next one is at 150 days and is highly unlikely. Of course, getting to 90 days surprised me. The Guardian badge is one of those that one can only hope will happen. I capture portals and keep recharging them as long as I still own them. Before this, the longest I'd held anything was 85 days (and I was cranky when that one went down because I'd started thinking it would last).

Scott had both days off this weekend. He's expecting to work next weekend but says he should be able to make sure he works Sunday. Saturday is a big Ingress event, called an Anomaly, here in Ann Arbor, and we've signed up for it as it's likely to be our only opportunity to participate in such a thing. I'm a little worried about my ability to participate fully since it's about four hours of constant walking. I specifically told them that I'm only good for an hour and that at a slow pace. I guess we'll see.

The hard part is trying to get the suggested in-game equipment for the Anomaly. A couple of local people who play a lot more than we do are helping us, but there's also the problem of what to do with the stuff we want to keep that we won't have room for.

Yesterday, our kitchen sink backed up. Scott spent a good bit of time getting it unclogged. He's a little freaked because he can't explain what he found which was a flaky, black build up rather than a wad of grease or something similar. He couldn't identify the substance at all. At least we can now run the dishwasher.

Tomorrow's going to be busy. Cordelia's high school registration will happen in the afternoon, and I need to make sure we get there on time. Cordelia's decidedly unenthusiastic about the whole thing.
 
 
 
20 August 2017 @ 12:48 pm
 
Netflix movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them )

I made some white bread that was nearly a meal in itself. It had eggs, butter, milk in it. When I put it in the oven I set the temp for 350F, or thought I did. But the numbers on the knob are almost rubbed off and my eyesight is bad. It was actually at 250F. When I went to check it 15 minutes later, the bread had risen to half its size again and was as pale as Casper. Oh dear, oh dear. I upped the temp and hoped for the best. Actually the bread turned out good, a big, springly loaf but good.

When I was reading about C.S.Lewis lately, his brother, W.H.Lewis, was mentioned as an author of books about 18th century France and that his writing was quite good. So I requested the only one available from the library, The Splendid Century and I'm finding very enjoyable.

I’m glad August is almost over. The sun is now set before 8pm. And although we get our warmest weather traditionally in September, we know the rains will be coming.

September will be busy for me; I have a list:
Pay the rest of the car insurance
Take the car in for yearly check-up
Take cat back to vet for thyroid check
Take other cat in for shots
Get six month blood test
See doctor for six month check-up
Make dentist appt. Go to dentist
Anticipate favorite returning tv shows
Watch the skies for rain
 
 
20 August 2017 @ 08:10 pm

Ma deuxième fic en anglais, qui a gagné près de 1500 mots entre le post sur tumblr et la version retravaillée postée sur AO3 ! :D

Et j'ai découvert le bouton "share" sur AO3 qui donne le code de repost tout beau tout facile ! <3


Will you join the Resistance? (Who will be strong and stand with me?) (2128 words) by Jainas-in-English
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Enjolras & Grantaire
Characters: Enjolras (Les Misérables), Grantaire (Les Misérables), Les Amis de l'ABC
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Fusion, Rise of the First Order, First Meetings, Resistance
Series: Part 2 of Star Wars AUs
Summary:

The bar is crowded and loud, and Grantaire is nursing his third Cardassian Sunrise of the evening while watching Joly and Bossuet dance with Musichetta when the man comes in. Human, about their age, maybe a bit younger, curly blond hair colored blue by the pulsing light, beautiful… and there is something fleeting in his face, in his way of standing that makes Grantaire sit up and notice, watch him as he slows down -he was running- and looks around him with a tense expression, start to elbow his way across the dancefloor at a brisk pace, head low, straight toward the back of the room where are both the exit door and Grantaire’s table.

This is when the First Order troopers come in.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19 August 2017 @ 09:58 am
 
We ended up eating out last night. I'm not convinced it was a great idea, but we realized relatively late in the day that we had nothing thawed. There's a whole chicken in the freezer in the basement, but thawing that is going to take a few days. We went to Evergreen again because Scott really wanted to (Cordelia and I have both eaten there twice in the last four weeks) and because we happened to be out that way to visit a bakery that Cordelia was interested in. We all ended up with enough leftovers for a second meal, so there's that.

I used the c-PAP for three and a half hours last night. I'm not entirely sure why I didn't put it back on after I got up to visit the bathroom, but I didn't. My dreams were semi-anxiety dreams with lots of circling back to redo things.

I woke with a headache this morning. Caffeine and food seems to have killed it (it wasn't quite bad enough for me to take an Amerge. I only have two left. I might be able to get more during the next week, but I might have to wait until I see my doctor on the 28th).

I think I'm going to be spending a lot of time in the bedroom this weekend. Scott's watching The Defenders, and I don't want to listen to it because that's not much better than having to watch all the violence.

Our cleaning lady moved around all of the stuff I'd put aside to get rid of. I'm sure she thought that putting all of the clothing together made sense, but some of that stuff is wearable, and some isn't. The stuff that isn't has to go to a completely different place. The stuff that is wearable can go to the same place as the non-clothing stuff, and that's how I had it all sorted.

Today's goal is to finish filling out the various forms that we need to take to high school registration on Monday. A number of them are things that I need to consult with Scott and Cordelia about because they involve spending money on things that Cordelia may or may not actually have any interest in or on things that I know we want (like the yearbook and school pictures) but that we need to decide which version to get.
 
 
19 August 2017 @ 09:04 am
Today is Sat Aug 19.

That means I have seven days to pack and clean, three days to move, and half a day to clean before I have to hand back the keys to this here apartment. (Double-counting the day on which we get the keys to our new apartment. And WHY did I not ask for Mon 28 off too? My sorry ass is going to be cleaning that day from eight to three-thirty and working for that paycheck from four to midnight!)

This apartment does not look moving-ready. This apartment looks like the aftermath of Hurricane Alex—send in the Red Cross!

My todo list has seven sections. Each section has from four to fifteen bullet points. While most are once they're done they're done, some of them will need done more than once this week. (Six of the day's bullets are four instances of "eat" and two of "feed cat", and "rest 10min for every 20min working" will appear as often as it damn well needs to, but that's totally beside the point.)

My anxiety level is already RED ALERT. My spoon level has spent a lot of time recently at DANGER DANGER, and isn't terribly far above that now. (I got my psych doc to prescribe lorazepam for as-needed over the next couple weeks, in order to calm my shit because 100% focus on calming centering breaths means nothing else gets done and less than 100% focus on etc was for days meaning being on the verge of an anxiety attack, but. And no, having other warm bodies to help—except on Sat 26, which is furniture hauling day—is not apparently an option; I keep asking.)

I need all the cheerleading I can get!
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18 August 2017 @ 09:35 pm
Name: Kody
Age: 21, turning 22 next month!
Location: Hawaii, USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Mostly friends-only, but I'd love to add anyone who shares similar interests!

Interests and hobbies: Right now, my main fandom is Hey! Say! JUMP/Johnny's Entertainment groups. I also like anime (Cardcaptor Sakura, Noragami, Sword Art Online, Owari no Seraph, Kuzu no Honkai, Kimi no na wa, Sukitte ii na yo, etc.) and video games (Persona 3 + 4 + 5, League of Legends, Overwatch, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, etc.) , but my interest in those are wavering a bit. ;w; I passively try to become more fluent in Japanese, so anything in the language has a chance of piquing my interest, haha. Other than those things though, I don't have too many prominent hobbies, as I'm a student and I have a retail job, so I don't have too much free time. :<

Looking for: Anyone with similar interests, mostly HSJ/JE groups! ;w; I used to be on LJ back in the day and had a blast connecting with others in the same fandoms, but I've been having a hard time finding friends on DW. (._.);;
 
 
18 August 2017 @ 10:42 am
Name: Kody
Age: 21, turning 22 next month!
Country: USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Mostly friends only, but I'm willing to add anyone with similar interests!

Main Fandoms: Right now, I'm into Johnny's Entertainment, mainly Hey! Say! JUMP. (Favorite members are Yamada, Daiki, Inoo, and Yuto. ♡)
Other Fandoms:
→ Anime: Noragami, Sword Art Online, Cardcaptor Sakura, MÄR, Kimi no Na Wa, Kuzu no Honkai, The Prince of Tennis, Sukitte Ii Na Yo, Owari no Seraph, Black Bullet, etc.
→ Games: League of Legends (I also follow professional players; favorite team is TSM and favorite players are Mata and Hauntzer), Overwatch, Persona 3 + 4 + 5, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Tekken, Dead or Alive, etc.
 Dramas: Koizora, Strobe Edge, Hidarime Tantei EYE, Sprout, Hanamizuki, Tantei Gakuen Q, Bloody Monday, etc. I'm also a fan of the Super Sentai Series.
→ Youtube?: I don't watch TV so I watch Youtubers instead, haha. Some favorites right now are DashieGames, ChizPlays, Chadtronic, and Achievement Hunter.

Other Info: My journal is a mix of fandom-related posts and real life rambles. ;w;
 
 
18 August 2017 @ 01:04 pm


50 Ozma of Oz icons here.
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18 August 2017 @ 12:59 pm


50 Ozma of Oz icons here.
 
 
18 August 2017 @ 03:39 pm
 
My left elbow is hurting a lot. It's been giving me trouble for a couple of months, but it's now hard to sleep because of it, and bending it and straightening it both hurt like hell. Clenching my fist hurts the elbow, too, as does lifting anything heavier than my cell phone. I'm seeing my doctor next week, so I'm going to talk to her about it then. The pain at night thing is the biggest problem. I can get by without using it to lift/carry most of the time, and I'm managing not to move it much even without wearing a sling.

Neither heat nor ice help, but Tylenol does help a bit. I suspect that being low on sleep isn't helping at all as I tend to hurt more when I'm tired.

This is pinpoint pain, so I'm assuming tendinitis.
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18 August 2017 @ 11:21 am
The first of my two stories for this year's [community profile] pod_together challenge has gone live today.

Title: The Last on Your Path
Fandom: The Pretender (TV)
Podfic by: [archiveofourown.org profile] fred_mouse
Podfic length: About twelve minutes
Word count: 1686
Rating: Teen and Up
Tags: Gen, Introspection, Pivot Point, Seeing Things
Notes: The challenge requires putting the text version of the story and the audio links in the same AO3 document.
Summary: Sydney's seeing things he knows can't be real. Eventually, he has to listen anyway.

The Last on Your Path at AO3.
 
 
18 August 2017 @ 07:51 am
 
I'm up early after not nearly enough sleep because I got smacked with a migraine overnight. Amerge and caffeine seem to be beating it back, but going back to bed won't work for a while yet. I haven't slept since about half an hour before Scott's alarm went off.

I didn't take Ativan last night. I don't know if using the c-PAP without it contributed to the migraine or not.

I did a little writing last night, but I feel like I'm groping in fog to find the characters. I'm firmly in one POV, and that character can only guess at who the other character is which isn't helpful because it means I haven't defined him clearly in my own head. I'm also flip-flopping on what the POV character is willing to do to achieve her goals, and I feel like the story is already too long.

I don't think I'm going to finish the treat I started for Captive Audience by the exchange deadline. I expect the recipient would still want it if I finish it later on. It's a tiny fandom, so not many people were likely to read it anyway.

I'm looking at my holds list at the library and trying to figure out how I ended up with four movies and a season of anime all to pick up on Sunday. There's a waitlist on the anime series and on one of the movies, so I guess I give those top priority. At least the anime is only twelve episodes.
 
 
17 August 2017 @ 09:10 pm
 
  70 x The Book of Life
58 x Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart


@ my DW
 
 
17 August 2017 @ 09:10 pm
 
  70 x The Book of Life
58 x Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart


@ my DW
 
 
17 August 2017 @ 03:13 pm
 
Scott and I set out about 9:30, and we got home with Cordelia a bit after 8:00. It was a really long drive. Scott and I listened to podcasts and an audiobook on the way up. The Hamilton soundtrack played the entire way back because Cordelia finds it soothing and because Scott and Cordelia both sing along with the whole thing.

We got to the area near Interlochen about an hour before we were to pick Cordelia up, so we got lunch at the only restaurant we could find. It wasn't terrible. It also wasn't great. I finished my meal still feeling hungry and without any options for more food.

The Interlochen campus is really nice. I'd have liked to look around more (and the unclaimed Ingress portals only had a little bit to do with it), but Cordelia was really eager to get out of there.

Scott's parents invited us to stop by on our way home, and we did. The timing worked out that we arrived a little after 6:00, so they fed us dinner-- chicken, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and salad.

I dropped my Ativan tablet last night and couldn't find it (those things are tiny!), so I slept without it. I was exhausted enough that I slept soundly until Scott's alarm. After he got up, I didn't get back to sleep until he left. That wasn't because of him. It was me feeling too warm then too cold then having my neck hurt then... Well, on and on.

My allergy trouble hasn't come back. I'm hoping it won't, but the cleaning lady coming today may set me off again because the various cleaning products cause me problems breathing (one of the big reasons we have her come in).