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|Monday, March 3rd, 2008|
|Tuesday, December 5th, 2006|
|Thursday, November 2nd, 2006|
My name is Jenn (or Gwen, or whatever alias I've provided for your use), and I'm an addict. I love LOST.
Yeah, yeah, I know, you and everyone else, Jenn/Gwen/whoever you are.
I think that's pretty much all I have to say. I had a pretty good Halloween, stayed up with girlfriend and roomie to watch Slither (AKA Malcolm Reynolds and the Zombies from SPAAAAAACE!!!) and The Hills Have Eyes (aka stupid people get massacred by mutant hillbillies until their dog, Chuck Norris, flips out and kills the hillbillies). THHE was not even close to as horrifying as critics made it out to be, by the way. Even though I have a huge crush on Emilie de Ravin, I wasn't terribly distraught at any part of the flick. Slither was totally gross and very funny-neato zombie flick with Nathan Fillion. I have no objections.
So, that's my incoherency for today. Yarp.
|Sunday, September 24th, 2006|
Going to Ottawa for training. Lost the old job, looking for a new one. I'm leaving in about half an hour, and I'm nervy. I'll post if/when I can, but...yeah. Wish me luck, folks. :)
|Monday, September 11th, 2006|
|ZOMG she's not dead.
Hey look. It's me again.
I don't have a lot to update. I'm having a weird time of it. I've hit the same sort of skid I hit every so often that usually ends with me trashing my life and reinventing myself somehow. I don't know if I want to do that this time around. I have strange pain in my jaw that isn't tooth related, and...my job is annoying at best. My coworkers suck.
I think I'm just sort of thrashing aimlessly here. I want to retackle GarouMUSH, but work and girlfriend are occupying my time. At least the first might be a non-issue soon...
|Wednesday, May 10th, 2006|
|Friday, April 28th, 2006|
Yeah, long time between updates.
I'm jobhunting, like I always am, even when I have a job. It's turning out to suck a lot. My primary aim of going for broke and helping strangers fix their computers on the phone isn't even working. :P Bleah.
So I've been making ends meet by fixing up computers for friends, acquaintances, etc.. This always brings me around to the idea of starting my own business, one I've been tempted to feel out the market for for some time. However, with no business courses or anything, I'm not too keen on just jumping into debt and time-management ruin.
I've had a lot of girlfriend time lately, which has meant not as much RP. Which kills me, because I miss doing scenes with my friends on Garou. We have such good RP, dammit, and Exalted just isn't covering it. I love Exalted, but every session we play where we do nothing but talk to irritable peasants about their petty problems is annoying to no end. "Are there any Lintha yet?" "No." "I keep polishing my daiklaive and glaring at their god."
On the hobby side of things, my network is nearly complete. I just need some cabling to set up my minorly messed up RPG oriented computer with an internet connection, and I'll have three, count 'em, three computers running, plus a printer! (Yeah, yeah, save your applause, I know I'm a geek and I know it's not that impressive. :D )
So. Whee. I hope I get my feet under me soon.
|Tuesday, April 11th, 2006|
|Friday, April 7th, 2006|
|My very first LJ-meme!
I'm...much too amused by this. ;)
August 16, 1980Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year
1812 - War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.
1930 - The first color sound cartoon, called Fiddlesticks, is made by Ub Iwerks
1974 - The Ramones play their first ever show at the CBGB's.
1933 - Julie Newmar, American actress
1958 - Madonna, American singer and actress
1956 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor (b. 1882)
|I have a crush on Mia Kirshner
How do I know? Watching Not Another Teen Movie makes my friggin' week. I think, if I ever watch The 'L' Word, I might spontaneously combust. For those who don't share my devotion to gorgeousness, this is Mia Kirschner.
I like eyes. I fell head over heels for my girlfriend because she has gorgeous pale yellow-to-amber eyes. Initially I thought they were contacts, because she was wearing contacts, but then I saw her first thing in the morning. I think that's part of the reason I like Mia (gorgeous clear-blue eyes), Alexis Bledel (summer-sky blue eyes), Claire Forlani (chocolate brown eyes) and probably Natalie Portman (golden brown eyes). But I've also fallen astray of my monosexual, linear orientation here and again over a particularily pretty set of boy-eyes. Brendan Fraser, I'm looking at you. I'm not bothered by the likelihood that these wonderful optics are certainly digitally manipulated to give them clarity and color. They're nice to look at.
In retrospect, this line of conversation may be considered creepy.
Sanity has slowly crept back in. I've thrown a few applications around to some crown corporations. Maybe I'll be able to snap up something nice and office-based. I think, with all said and done, I'm still aiming for a computer science degree. If it's really not my bag, I'll know fairly quick. I think it will be, though. Right now I'm sending out a few more resumes, while RPing on Garou and cleaning my house. Parents are coming today. I should at least vaccuum, eh? Current Mood: awake
|Wednesday, April 5th, 2006|
|Monday, April 3rd, 2006|
I was out yesterday after dropping the girlfriend off at work. While wandering around, trying to decide where to drop some cash from my income tax check, I remembered that Exalted 2e dropped this week. So, off to Dragon's Den I went.
As I was wandering the aisles, making up my mind over Jadeclaw, Spycraft or Mutants and Masterminds, I heard the pitter-pat of little running feet. A quick dodge later, and I was confronted by...
A little girl, maybe 3 or 4, dragging a Shadowrun action figure behind her. She grinned at me, then ran off to her parents and older brother. Based on their conversation (it's a small store, hard to avoid overhearing), she plays Clix games with them, and some D&D. I think that melted my recently black heart. I love hearing about little kids getting into gaming, especially girls. Roleplaying is a hobby I quite enjoy, and I think it has a lot of tangible benefits.
Despite my occasional bitching about my own players, I enjoy their company, and I enjoy sitting down with them every week to create a good story that belongs just to us. We have this delicate little world we share, and the stories we tell are interesting and fun. It's...comforting to think that the same experience will persist with the next generation of gamers. Current Mood: jubilant
|Wednesday, March 29th, 2006|
I've coined this term after watching V for Vendetta, though I've felt a similar phenomenon with other flicks such as Mulholland Drive. It refers to a movie that doesn't really affect you until an hour or two after you see it. And then, boy does it have an effect. Mulholland Drive gave me screaming nightmares, just scant hours after a lively discussion with my roommate about how totally awesome it was to see Naomi Watts nekkid. (We are deep, yet _really_ shallow people.)
I enjoyed V for Vendetta. It played on my emotions and 'hotbuttons' like a goddamn xylophone, but I enjoyed the movie on the whole. Hugo Weaving is like unto a god as V, able to solidly emote even under a Guy Fawkes mask. Natalie Portman lost herself in the character of Evey. It's a very visually striking movie, with good, fast pacing and interesting moments for characterisation. It was fairly predictable, but that's not the point. Stealth trauma aside, I give the movie a solid A.
Also saw Domino yesterday, which was...less impressive than V. It was a neat little action thriller vaguely based on the life story of an interesting person. Keira Knightley was hot, Mickey Rourke was Marv, Christopher Walken elevated the film out of drudgery whenever he was on screen, and one of the guys from 90210 got punched in the nose. I would call myself entertained.
I also (yes, I do watch a lot of movies. A LOT of movies.) watched She's All That. Rachael Leigh Cook could read the phone book, and I'd at least watch it at the cheap theater. The movie was vapid, easygoing fun, especially with GF and I quoting "Not Another Teen Movie" back and forth.
The job search continues to bear no fruit, though I'm hopeful about Minacs. I can live with doing tech support, or managing people's stuff over the phone, or whatever they'd want me to do. Just as long as it isn't goddamn collections again. Anything but collections... Current Mood: thoughtful
|Monday, March 27th, 2006|
|Howling at the Moon
So, in my previous entry I mentioned the games I'm in. For my own edification, as well as possibly for the entertainment of others, I'm going to start posting about...well, the stuff we do. Little postgame summaries. Because I need jot notes sometimes...
Oh, and because it needs to be said, the werewolf game has been running once a week for eight years. The characters are obscene in their power level. Events described are more than twinky, I am aware of this.( In the JungleCollapse )
|Friday, March 24th, 2006|