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15 September 2002 @ 04:57 pm
I hate the way dead beta fish float. Vertical fish corpses are just ... not my style.

Yes, the second fish died, because there is no oxygen circulating in the vase (even a fish needs to breathe something). Sure, it looks nice (although it could do without the "ARDOR" painted on it in red nailpolish) and all that, but it isn't a very healthy environment for a fish. Basically, it was alive this morning when I left for the paper office, but upon arrival back home around three, the thing was definitely dead (it's got this fuzzy white thin coating all around it ... like it's molding).

The thing that bothers me about Kingdom Hearts is how out of context everything is. Sephiroth and Goofy present in the same game ...? Do you know how this messes with my mind? Still ... since I don't have a PS2 ... I'll be somewhat insulated from the actual American release ... and if we consider it just one hell of a mucked up alternate univerise, it shouldn't topple any of my theories! Ooh, I just had a thought. Can you attack your own party members in Kingdom Hearts ...? Ohoho, Disney's going down. XD Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to fight we go, so let's summon Bambi. (I admit that I'd be seriously amused if Bambi did major damage.)

Remember the article I mentioned in a past few entries by Sir Writer which still isn't done (if you don't, just play along with me, I won't know any better) ...? Well, he came in this afternoon (after having gone home last night, and being gone all morning), and when I asked him if the information that he needed for the article had come in yet, he said that it had been there all along! Well, grr, you dork. -_-;; Apparently he's had it since his deadline! And yet he hasn't done a damn thing. I was really, really surprised and annoyed when he said that he hadn't done anything because they were doing their copy editing ... bullshit. You could've come in before, you could've stayed after. You could've come in randomly (hell, I'm clearly there all the time), and I would've been more than happy to let you have the computer, because even I need a break. You could've typed it in your own room or in the computer lab and saved it to the H Drive, and have told me. There were a variety of options available to you, but you did not take up any of them. Grr. Grr.

Apparently part of our problems this time around, especially with ads and the like, are all because our former Production Editor is the Production Editor no more (I am), and she took care of everything. ::shakes hands wildly:: Let her go, people! She should not be at our beck and call, even if she still lives in town! Let's get to a point where we can do it by ourselves!!

Two people have said that they appreciate my efforts, and the advisor told me that she was really surprised and happy that I had gotten so far on the layout with so little and so soon, and I'm glad that they have. I feel like the rest are just kind of taking me for granted. I got told to go ahead and take a break earlier today, because they had some sort of "editorial meeting," which apparently must be about matters that I cannot be trusted with. I felt rather insulted and left out ... last I checked, I was part of the editorial board. But I left anyway, because cripes ... I'd been there since eight a.m.

If I do get paid for each issue I produce ... then I just have to remember ... one issue will get me con admission for a weekend. Two will pay for my share of a hotel room. If I don't get paid ... so that later I may do the things I want to do ... then this isn't worth it. This job is very emotionally exhausting and time consuming, and ... well, I like feeling good about life better than I like feeling angry and being busy as hell while not getting something back for it.

Toe socks rock, but sadly they must have "gone out of style," for I can no longer find any. ._. So my collection is dwindling as I wear the ones that I do possess out.

It's time to prioritize my homework. Tonight my thumbnails for my restaurant menu must get done. Tomorrow afternoon I must complete my essay for my Film class. Tomorrow night I must do a boatload of drawing for Design Orientation (color block project and egg project). Tuesday afternoon I must research into this African mask I was assigned for non-Western Art History. Tuesday/Wednesday are drawing nights for my Thursday class homework. And ... actually, I think I'm missing some stuff. I'm not including readings and several assignments, methinks ... I'm going to have to look those up.

Why is it that I can type all this crud but I can't seem to write it in an actual paper journal? ._.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: Aimee Mann - Save Me
HEADCLEANER: Holding My Thoughts in My Heartantitype on September 15th, 2002 03:21 pm (UTC)
Kingdom Hearts is just WRONG. I'm avoiding it like a disease.

Why is it that I can type all this crud but I can't seem to write it in an actual paper journal? ._.

It's easier? I kept a tangible, hand-written journal for a while, but I eventually just gave up on it. I still occasionally write some thoughts down in it, or grab it if I feel like sketching something, but pretty much everything goes in here. Besides, I enjoy having people read my thoughts in LJ, and I enjoy reading others' thoughts.
One Who Wanders: calmabiona on September 15th, 2002 07:10 pm (UTC)
True, true ...

... I think it's mostly easier for me because my typing has become far faster than my handwriting, so my hands are better able to keep up with my thoughts when I'm typing them out. Writing out something like "I have to do homework today" seems to take more effort than its worth. ^_^;
Silvermask: Spike - Laughingsilvermask on September 15th, 2002 08:13 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yes, me too, lol. Writing seems so painfully slow now as I probably type about 70WPM or something like that. Or maybe it was 40. I dunno, lol, it's been too long since I've been forced to take a stupid typing class.

That would be amusing if summoning Bambi did a lot of damage....
(Character): *charges up* *pose*
(Text): BAMBI
*BAMBI appears in an overdramatic cutscene and looks androgynous and cuddly.*
*a heard of cuddly bunnies stampedes the bad guy and does several thousand damage*

Um... yeah... ^^;
HEADCLEANER: Canaryantitype on September 15th, 2002 08:38 pm (UTC)
Probably 40. ^^; 70 is a bit fast (more than one word per second).
Look at Me, I'm a Winner!shippo on September 15th, 2002 03:28 pm (UTC)
Summoning Bambi for some whoop-arse fun kinda-sorta reminds me of this cartoon that they had on Saturday Night Live last year. It was basically a parody of all of those direct-to-video sequels that Disney does of their regular animated feature films.

It was basically an update of Bambi that included lots of completely illogical references to recent events. (The guy from the Subway commercials, rap music, etc.) I think the plot had something to do with hunters or terrorists, or something like that.
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on September 15th, 2002 04:57 pm (UTC)
Disney characters are in Kingdom Hearts? What kind of people would make such a mix? I'm very curious.
One Who Wanders: annoyedabiona on September 15th, 2002 07:04 pm (UTC)
Those who are more concerned with profiting from their creations than doing right by them.
HEADCLEANER: Hmphantitype on September 16th, 2002 03:37 pm (UTC)
Amen. Really, I think it is just a big cash-in. It makes no sense, otherwise. The more I think about it, the game just sounds like one big, stupid acid trip. I hope it flops hard.
Dusty!driley1 on September 15th, 2002 07:13 pm (UTC)
Sephiroth? Bambi?!

Cripes, what's next -- a Zelda/Looney Tunes fusion?

Navi: "Hey! I tawt I taw a puddy tat!"
Link: -_-;
One Who Wanders: insaneabiona on September 15th, 2002 07:45 pm (UTC)
::cracks up::

Here's what I envision -

Sephiroth calls down the might of Supernova, and immediately those on the receiving end begin to panic. Out of nowhere, comes Bambi prancing through the galaxy! With a single touch of the hoof, planets are vaporized! Bambi's coming closer and closer!! How on earth will you survive the loving lick of Bambi??
Kiwitousai: Ryuichi's *really* happy ^_^sprocket21 on September 15th, 2002 11:48 pm (UTC)
*falls over laughing*

Oh dear...now I'm picturing stuff like Cloud verses Tinkerbell......

Ouch! Looks like the Buster Sword wasn't fast enough to smack the fairy...Ooooh! Strife just got creamed by a sparkly magic wand!
Diminuendo Arpeggioamir03 on September 16th, 2002 12:24 pm (UTC)
According to my trustworthy and remarkably intelligent source, Kingdom Hearts is a marvelous game. If you like RPGs and you're avoiding it, it's probably a big loss on your part.

What Con would you attend?

What's a "toe sock?"
One Who Wanders: anime fanabiona on September 16th, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC)
I dunno ... AWA is too close ... A-Cen is the weekend that I get back from school ... maybe either AX or Otakon, as I've promised lots of people on both sides of this country that I'd go to one or the other of them someday, lol. Otakon I must get to before I die because I was actually in Baltimore while it was occurring once, but I couldn't go to it. There were cosplayers walking around where we were and I was in professional attire and couldn't do a damn thing about it ... >.<;

I remember spazzing out at the time because here were cosplayers that I recognized, and I knew that there was some con there, but I couldn't think of what, and it seemed too cruel that I had to go and participate in a Model Congress when other people were having anime fun. x_o
One Who Wanders: bouncyabiona on September 16th, 2002 01:09 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, toe socks.

Toe socks are socks that have places for your toes ... if mittens are to regular socks, then toe socks are to gloves! Toe socks are so much fun. XD
One Who Wanders: calmabiona on September 16th, 2002 01:10 pm (UTC)
That really should be "if mittens are to regular socks, then gloves are to toe socks," but what the hell. ^^;
Diminuendo Arpeggioamir03 on September 16th, 2002 04:46 pm (UTC)
=P Toe socks! My world has been ILLUMINATED!

Otakon. That sounds fresh. A couple MRev friends and I intend to go together eventually, and I'd sure like to meet you in person.