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I lol'd ([personal profile] zarahjoyce) wrote2009-12-05 07:43 pm

stuff, stuff, more stuff

So. This is just a rundown of things I'm looking forward to:



1. My birthday. Granted I'd be 26 (SOBBBB) come Dec. 14, but still. Birthday. Yeee!

2. Christmas. Of course.

3. My [livejournal.com profile] glowingseer account's sponsorship will end on Dec. 11. FINALLY. I'm dying to buy Cordy a paid account with 100 userpics! unless someone else will buy me this stuff FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF yeah right I wish!

4. I won't be canceling the sponsorship for Illyria, though - and I'm really glad that if you don't refuse sponsorship it will be extended again for 90 days. OHYEAH.

5. Goseiger. Weird, though, in my mind I always call them Gosenger o____O Anyway. You all know this by now but - YELLOW'S A GIRL. I saw that pic and I went OMG NATSUKI. The costumes really do remind me of Boukenger. I miss Boukenger 8| Still, HELL YEAH! Something to watch out for come February!

6. This is related to entry # 3, because I did the following icons for my Cordy RP account:

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Feel free to tell me I suck at coloring and cropping and what have you.


7. Finishing my D/Hr fic for the exchange. I swear this round is killing me. I've come to the sad conclusion that the D/Hr shipper in me is just... silent and dormant and god, my story sucks. Sorry recipient, I did everything I could :(

8. Job. Yeah I know I've been whining about this forever, but come January I will find a job. Yes I will!

[identity profile] catchingspirit.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 11:40 am (UTC)(link)
Happy Birthday coming up! My brother's is the day before yours.

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 11:41 am (UTC)(link)
YOU ARE FAST. LIKE A NINJA.

♥ Thank you! At least you won't forget my birthday, then! XD

[identity profile] catchingspirit.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 11:44 am (UTC)(link)
You love me for it!

I will not forget. :D

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 11:47 am (UTC)(link)
YOU KNOW I DO.

[identity profile] clockover.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 12:26 pm (UTC)(link)
The Goseiger costumes make me think of Liveman, but I'm old-skool ;)

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
They said it looked like a lot of things - but yeah, it does resemble Liveman's, too! Which is pretty neat. It's like a homage to so many series.

[identity profile] clockover.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 12:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I think Shinkenger was a lot like Boukenger in some ways, so I hope Goseiger won't be too much like Boukenger, but the "angel" thing sounds interesting. I preferred the "space aliens" theory, but then Flashman already did it.

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 12:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Really? Heh, I dunno. For me I never found any episode of Boukenger boring. Shinkenger, on the other hand, after that episode with Takeru as a butler my interest in the series has dwindled considerably 8\

It does! I do wish they'd make it alien, too; angel just seemed too... I don't know. Special? Idealistic? IDEK.

Well, technically the Flashmen still came from Earth, right? They were just brought into their respective planets. If ever, I think this will be the first series where the people aren't completely human.

[identity profile] clockover.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Boukenger was where the merchandise/mecha overkill of recent series started picking up speed (although not to the extent of Go-onger or Shinkenger.) Like Shinkenger it also played on the appeal of the pretty cast and the pushing of the Pink/Red relationship, but it was the first Sentai I watched and there'll always be a special place in my heart for it.

The angel thing does sound a bit "speshul snowflake" but it depends on the character. A Mako, Go-on Blue or MagiGreen type that was an angel would be way more Mary Sueish than a Jan or Chiaki type. Non-human Rangers could be fun, it would keep the usual character roles fresh.

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
That's true though - I wish for the days when upgrades will be done to the original robot and they don't have to introduce new ones. Oh well. Sales are important, otherwise we'll have no show to enjoy XD I do love the cast and characters of Boukenger a lot. Plus I was a die-hard Natsuki/Masumi shipper, so that appeal of the show was just... there was a lot :P

You're right, though. It would be funny for a Chiaki-type angel to appear on Goseiger, or even a Hoji-type - strict and cold. Although I think we can at least bet that the females will be a bit Mary sue-ish; Pink is apparently maternal while Yellow is mature for her age.

[identity profile] clockover.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Blue, too, because he's supposedly the "oldest and wisest" one. But then Takeru is a total Stu and it hasn't hurt his popularity. We'll have to wait and see.

I must be the only person in the fandom who didn't see Masumi and Natsuki's relationship as romantic :(

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Hahaha! You and Masumi's actor (Yasuka?). He sees their relationship as a father-daughter thing 8|

[identity profile] clockover.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
So Masumi had a child when he was ... about two years old? :/

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:43 pm (UTC)(link)
OH GOD I HOPE NOT. Hahaha. Brain bleach, I needz it.

[identity profile] pencil-gal.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
You haven't finished your fic yet either? Thank god I'm not the only one. *hugs* We can totally do this though. We just need to focus! *determination*

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I already asked for an extension until Dec. 8. Gahhh. I keep waiting for my last-minute muse to strike!

*hugs* We totally can!

[identity profile] pencil-gal.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I've outlined my whole fic, so I know what happens in each of the fifteen scenes, but so far I've only written one! GAH!

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:51 pm (UTC)(link)
15 scenes? o___O I have a general idea of what's going to happen in the fic, but it will only be, like, 5 scenes or so. PLUS I DON'T EVEN HAVE A TITLE YET GADAMIT.

*cries*

[identity profile] pencil-gal.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I've got a title thankfully. But yes 15 scenes = 5 chapters. FIVE CHAPTERS! And I've only written one-third of the first chapter.

*dies*

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Did you ask for an extension?

[identity profile] pencil-gal.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
lol, yeah but only until the 3rd. I'm going to have to ask for another one.

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 01:57 pm (UTC)(link)
eeep. GOOD LUCK TO US!

[identity profile] reetinkerbell.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 02:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Any special plans for the big day? :)

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Eh, not really. The usual day out with the family, I guess? :D

[identity profile] reetinkerbell.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
That could be fun, if people get along.

For some reason, I don't know why, but I thought I was older than you, if only by a few months.

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
...I'm flattered! It's weird though, but online a lot of people are surprised to learn that I'm older than them. I think it's because I come off childish at times :C How old are you anyway?

[identity profile] reetinkerbell.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha. No. Not childish. I just, I don't know. I've never really thought about it. I turned 23 last september, so I'm two years younger.

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahh! So after the 14th it'll be three years :D It's weird, though. I used to have this deluded fantasy that everyone I meet is older than me - well, I guess that was true - ten years ago. UGH. Aging sucks.

[identity profile] reetinkerbell.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 04:58 pm (UTC)(link)
LOL. For some reason I though 25. So yeah, three years.

I feel the same way in school. When I started, I was one of the youngest ones and now it's like, they're my sisters age!

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha! It's so weird. I mean, you don't feel like you're aging until you realize just what your age is already. Then you go D: because, really? At 26 most people have kids! And I'm like still adrift. Heh.

[identity profile] reetinkerbell.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I know! It's insane! I really have to stop comparing my own life to others and what they have etc etc. It's difficult though, not to do with people you went to school with and you hear now they're married, having kids, great jobs etc etc and I'm like.. oh right. Life. I forgot about that.

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Oh god, YES. Like you see people and you just get irrationally jealous. COMPARING LIVES IS NOT A GOOD THING, I SHOULD KNOW THIS. And yet... :(

[identity profile] reetinkerbell.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I hate that I can't help it. It's not like I live a bad life, as much in it as I would like to change. And I wouldn't be this me if not for my past, and yeah. I don't know. I think mostly it's that I imagine that "they" are "all" living their dream lives or something (if only living out a dream of going to a specific country etc) while I'm stuck.

The grass and the green and all of that, I think.

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Exactly. It seems like everyone's got it good and better just because they're not me 8|

Oh well. The absurdity of life.

[identity profile] polina-slosvau.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooh! Happy birthday in advance. ;) Though, I'm sort of assuming you'll post an entry on the day and I'll write you a drabble or something - if you want one, that is.

Also, I think your icons look really great, especially for rp-ing! ~

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Ohhhh! Yay, a drabble! I would love anything from you, really. Guh. Your Illyria fics just make me go :DDDD

And thank you! ♥

[identity profile] boxeddreams.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
90? I thought it was 30? Either way I kept missing the cancel dates and it kept going on >_<

AND HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY. *thumbs*

Also, gorgeous icons :D:D

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep, it was 90 days. Well at least I think it was? Oh well, as long as they don't cancel it!

THANK YOU! ♥

[identity profile] xlivvielockex.livejournal.com 2009-12-05 06:23 pm (UTC)(link)
If I could make just one tiny suggestion on your icons. The cropping and coloring is great but you need to lock your aspect ratio when you're cropping. Your icons look stretched and dispropotionate in spots.

If you want, I can link you some tuts on aspect ratio if you let me know what program you use.
Edited 2009-12-05 18:24 (UTC)

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
Oooh! Yes, please. I posted this online because I have a tendency to notice the faults of the icon after staring at it for some time - at least now I know what to fix. I use Adobe Photoshop 7.0 :)

[identity profile] vampirelissy14.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
Wait...you're birthday is the 14th too? That's *my* birthday! *virtual hugs* Happy Birthday in advance. I'm actually heading to Disneyland for the big day (as I bugged my parents like crazy to do something special for once). I'll be 28 (agh I feel old).

Heh-heh, I know what you mean about fic delays. I have so many that I need to finish writing myself.

Oh and, randomly: AWESOME CORDY ICONS. *Doyle approves*

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Really? Wa-ha! We rock! ♥ Awww, Disneyland! That's fantastic. Have fun for the two of us!

And thank you Doyle! :D

[identity profile] vampirelissy14.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
*giggles* Yep. We rock. I may write another Zoisite/Minako in our honor if I get the inspiration before I leave XD (And of course I'll have tons of fun for the two of us)

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
Yeeee that will be fantastic! The world needs more Zoi/Minako!

[personal profile] tamitha 2009-12-06 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
I love those icons and so does my muse. I need to finish downloading Shinkenger. I downloaded/watched the first...three, I want to say, episodes and just fell behind after that. :x

And, because I can...

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
AGHHJHKJNJHFH. Damn I love that gif. BRB WATCHING PARTING GIFTS FOR THE TWENTY-SIX MILLIONTH TIME.

Awww Shinkenger! It has its ups and downs, I must admit. Oh well, everything does anyway :DDD

[personal profile] tamitha 2009-12-06 07:30 am (UTC)(link)
IT'S ONE OF THE BEST EPS OF ALL TIME. I had Bones-mun watching "You're Welcome" this morning and she totally ships it now. \o/

How would you rank it, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best? I can't really judge it from what little I saw of it's start.

[identity profile] zarahjoyce.livejournal.com 2009-12-06 08:00 am (UTC)(link)
EEEEH! Oh, yay! More people to squee with!

DISREGARD MY EARLIER COMMENT I TOTALLY THOUGHT YOU'RE ASKING ME TO RATE PARTING GIFTS.

Hmm. Probably... 7. It had a great beginning but somewhere along the way it kinda lost direction. Most eps are considered filler that does next to nothing in developing characters or plot 8|