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Unfinished games [Mar. 24th, 2013|06:17 pm]
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[Current Mood |apatheticapathetic]
[Current Music |The Decemberists - One Engine]

It's not so much a state of boredom, I think, as it is a state of indecision.

Today I was making a list of things I might like to buy in the near or far future, including video games. It's something I do fairly regularly, maybe once a month. I like making lists. So, after that, I started making a list of video games that I already own that I haven't finished. It was split into two categories: those I have some good progress on, and those I've barely started.

Even the "barely started" list is way too long ...
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And I can't find you anywhere. [Feb. 3rd, 2013|05:41 pm]
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[Current Mood |worriedworried]

For a while now, we've had two cats living in our garage (we also have a house cat who never goes outside). One, Sweetiepie, is a stray; she's very tame and sticks around our yard. The other, we call her Coco, is semi-feral and does as she pleases. She showed up one day and had kittens (which we tamed and gave away, then had her spayed) in our yard, and she's hung around since. We cannot pick her up or even touch her, but she will eat the food we give her and consent to be closed in and sleep on a (heated) chair in our garage at night when it's cold.

It is very cold now, and snowy. And we haven't seen Coco since yesterday afternoon. As I said, she does as she pleases, but it's unusual for her not to come around by nighttime for food and her warm chair. As in, it's never happened before on a night this cold. I went around the area calling for her last night, but there was no sign of her. (I don't know if she'd even come to my calling ...) I don't know how far she roams; she's pretty cautious about cars, but I'm afraid she's either gotten hit, or that a coyote got her.

We have seen coyotes in our yard before; this afternoon when I was looking for her again, I found fairly fresh dog or coyote tracks in the snow. They must've been made no earlier than this morning, otherwise they would've been covered by the fresh snow. But if one was around this morning, there could easily have been one around last night ...

Even though she's not a friendly cat at all, I am fond of her, and not knowing what's become of her is painful. After following those tracks across the yard, I started crying, because I'm afraid she's gone forever, and I'll never know what happened.

I know she's wild, and we cannot control wild things. It's possible she just decided to move on, but I don't find it very likely. I just keeping hoping I'll go outside and find her there.

But winter is a bad time for cats.

(Also, I had a birthday this past week. Ha, it means less and less every year ...)

EDIT: So, not TEN MINUTES after writing all this, I go outside to check on Sweetiepie because it's cold and dark, and guess what? Coco's in her chair like she's been there forever. I started crying again. And then I was so happy I tried to pet her, which of course made her jump away xD Silly cat, but I'm so glad she's OK.
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"You need to date someone that zaps your heart." [Jan. 13th, 2013|02:50 pm]
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[Current Mood |bouncybouncy]
[Current Music |Monday Kiz - Goodbye my princess]

One of my sort-of-resolutions this year was to try to finish some of the anime that I've bought but haven't watched. (Especially since I ended up buying more series at the end of 2012 without finishing the ones I bought back in 2011 xD)

So, of course, the first thing I watch this year is a Korean drama called Prosecutor Princess xD Well, it was also one of the things I bought in RightStuf.com's 12 Days of Christmas super sale, so there; one thing off the list. I finished it last Sunday already, but I'm still thinking about it, so I wanted to post a little review -- or perhaps simply a gathering of thoughts since I'm not sure any of y'all are going to be interested in this series. But personally, I loved it~
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Collection picspam~ [Jan. 5th, 2013|02:55 pm]
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[Current Music |Bonnie Pink - Ring a Bell]

As requested, some pics to go along with my last entry~
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The (yearly?) inventory [Dec. 22nd, 2012|09:52 pm]
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[Current Music |Florence + the machine - Remain Nameless]

I was attempting to fit all my new anime on my shelves the other day. I ... actually managed it, though I had to turn everything sideways. So, I made a new inventory list ^o^ Sadly, my shelves are not as neatly ordered as the list. Heh.
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Anime possibilities for NYE [Dec. 13th, 2012|10:15 pm]
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[Current Music |Gun x Sword - GunxSword (theme)]

(Anyone other than kazenokaitou and yaminokaitou can ignore ^^)
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Handwriting meme. [Aug. 15th, 2012|06:48 pm]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |Kevin Max - Return of the Singer]

Well, since I was tagged and all ...

The questions are:
1. Username/real name;
2. Favorite musical artist;
3. Write a sentence on the lines of the paper;
4. Location or where you would like to live one day;
5. Draw a heart;
6. Tag five peeps!

I like making lists in fancy cursive, but printing is my default mode. (I actually prefer the aesthetics of my printing, but uh ... I like using cursive for lists because I used to get a lot of compliments on my cursive and I never ever use it otherwise. I also hated our cursive lessons.) I can be much neater than this, of course.

I'm waiting on a package. I ordered Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny from Natsume's store on Friday (get a free tote bag! ... Except with what I'm paying for shipping/taxes, it's far from free anymore). I got a confirmation e-mail, but nothing since. Did it ship? The page I can look up my order on doesn't even give a status. Even knowing, "Waiting to ship"/"Pending" would be nice. Will I ever see my game? o_o; It's just as well that I caved and also bought Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns last weekend (it was on clearance for $15!). Wait, no, it's not. I would have plenty of games to play without putting those on top of the pile x.x /has been on a buying binge lately
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ARGH. [Jul. 13th, 2012|11:34 am]
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Oh, I haven't mentioned the new tooth "saga" on here ...

So, on July 2nd, I was eating a piece of candy and the crown on my tooth (which has been bothering me for nearly two years -- yeah, I avoided going to the dentist for that long) came off. Of course, I freaked out. My dentist retired a while back, so I had no idea who to call (also part of the reason why it's been so long). I ended up calling the dentist who used to work with my dentist many years ago and now has his own practice. He was able to see me that very night. After taking an x-ray and poking around my crown-less tooth, he informed me that I would need a root canal. OK, yeah, that was what I expected.

Fast forward to yesterday. I got my root canal done. It seemed OK.

Fast forward to this morning. I woke up in a sweat. And the gum next to my root-canaled tooth is swollen. I stumbled down stairs and felt ill. I was freaking out. Decided to stay home from work because of feeling so badly.

I called up my dentist's office. The receptionist said that some swelling was normal, and recommended I gargle some saltwater. I'm still worried, though, because she asked if it was "infected swelling." Well, I don't know the difference. It's not really painful or heavily swollen, but it is definitely swollen. And now the top of the swelling seems lighter (she asked if it was white when I called and I said no) ... urgh. I might just have to ask if I can come in and just have them look at it. That would reassure me, I think ... or maybe I should wait to see how it is tomorrow.

I don't want to be freaking out over nothing, but if it is something I should be worried about ... obviously I want it to be resolved.

I'm not even sure if my feeling ill this morning was related to the tooth or simply me freaking out early in the morning and scrambling up and down the stairs immediately after waking up (which yes, may result in lightheadedness and nausea when one has just woken up). My feelings of anxiety have had physical symptoms on me in the past as well (sick to my stomach). And it was warm this morning, and I had had blankets over me, so that would explain the sweat.

I feel frustrated being at home with nothing to do, slightly guilty that I'm skipping work, even though I'm sure it would be worse if I were at work. Even though I am not so physically ill as to be unable to get out of bed, I still do not feel well. And this is my first time taking a sick day since I started at my current job ...

Argh, so frustrating. It doesn't help that I was reading articles before the root canal about a boy in Chicago who died a week after a root canal from sepsis (infection). Even though root canals are said to be successful 95 percent of the time. What if I'm in the 5 percent?!

I really need to relax. I'm not making anything better by freaking out. I will call my dentist again if it gets worse. Just relax for now.

I just want this all to be fixed and done with so I can go on with my life ...

EDIT: Called my dentist again. They're giving me another prescription for amoxycillin (which I was taking for about a week before the root canal). I'd feel better if I could go in again and have them actually look at it, but this is better than nothing. I just hope it makes it better ...
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Now for something different~ [Jun. 2nd, 2012|05:26 pm]
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(Two entries in one day! I know lol.)

Ganked from yaminokaitou. And not doing this over separate days, obviously XD

Day 1- Top 5 Korean Dramas
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So, the next Tales games is ... [Jun. 2nd, 2012|11:35 am]
[Current Mood |curiouscurious]
[Current Music |Ayumi Hamasaki - Progress]


Tales of Xillia 2. (With different characters.) Huh?

(Somehow, though Xillia looks modern but fantasy-ish, the outfits/settings here remind me more of early 20th century Europe. Might just be all the guns. And the uniform-looking outfits.)

And the heroine who you must be prepared to destroy the world for is ... 8 years old?!

Also, you can make choices to determine the plotline. I like that feature in other games, but so far, from what (very little, I admit) I've seen of the game, it doesn't feel very ... Tales-like somehow.

I'll feel better when they reveal more characters, I think. For me, the appeal of Tales is primarily the characters, and how they interact as a team.

I also have to remind myself that I have seen very little, so there's no reason to make a huge judgment (this game is gonna suck!!!!1) at this point. Anyway, I likely won't be playing the game for years, so no reason to feel all ~disillusioned~ already XD

I was trying to think of who the protagonist reminded me of -- Kurtz from Graces lol.
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