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Thursday, July 14th, 2011 15:18
Sorry I haven't been around much, getting things finalized with the move across the post and such was a nightmare, and to add to that, my husband's now in NCO school, which means I'm getting irregular sleep what with having to get up at 4 most mornings to make sure he gets there on time.

He doesn't have his license yet, though as soon as he gets out of this stupid course, I'm taking him straight to the DMV... I've been out of the military too long to be able to handle sleep deprivation with anything approaching grace, and while I'm able to go back to sleep by 530, it's never as deep as it was before I was woken.

I'm also utterly alone in my house, and while I'm partly grateful for that, I'm not used to it. For two years I lived with my sister and her family, which meant that even when I was alone, I wasn't alone, what with someone else being in the house all the time. I miss her kids (even though I just saw them yesterday and the older two think it's high time I never come back, ever, which irks me to no end) and I miss being around other people. I'm going to have to get used to the fact that this is my house and that I need to be able to be alone again. Everything's too quiet, even if i have music or a movie on in the background.


We just got internet in the house a couple of days ago, and the speed of it is amazing, especially since we bought the speed-boost upgrade from the cable company and a speed-boost router. It's like being directly next to things I want to see instead of having to wait a few minutes like I used to.


I'm trying to make friends in the neighborhood, but I'm not a very social person in my personal, real-real life, and so it's hard for me to just find someone and become friends. Thankfully, the hubby's sergeant has a wife who's very nice and we're quickly becoming friends. And she makes amazing enchiladas.

I just feel like the house is too big for me, even though I'm used to living in bigger. this is only a two/three bedroom, and my sister's house is a five bedroom with a lot of space, but because it's just me and him here, it's more like this house is bigger than that one, if that makes any sense. I'm grateful for the breathing room, but also a little tired and sad because of it... I'm not sure that made sense.

I can tell from just today that I'm going to need to make myself go out and do things, to keep myself from dropping into a depression again. I like being alone, but I hate being by myself, and there's just not that many places to hang out in on this side of town, and I can't bring myself to head over to the other side or even just walk around Walmart (budget's an issue with that last one, since I actually have to worry about things like groceries and gas now).

So I guess what I'm saying is I'm too down to write (even though I'm entered into the [livejournal.com profile] ficfinishing  round this month) and I want to start on my BB (I realize that July's a little late, but when I'm in the mood, I write a hell of a lot at a time) but I can't seem to get the energy. I hate being a social creature and yet not liking to socialize, and it's affecting everything else. I should get up and clear out our living room (all of our Magic cards are everywhere since we're building new decks based on the Pre-launch for the newest set that's coming out in August) and start making headway on the spare room, setting up the other tv and such, but again, the energy is lacking.


and wow, this was a really long almost-whinging session. I need a life, apparently lol.
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Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 23:00
so yeah, went to see it last night with my hubby and my sister's kids...


I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND EVERY SINGLE ICON I'VE SEEN and the whole Erik/Charles angle... Dear sweet Buddha do i understand it all now. My husband hated the movie 'cause he's a purist, but I loved it because I accept it as the new universe it is. AND IT IS AWESOME. And no, I'm not putting out spoilers.

BUT I TOTALLY GET FASSAVOY or MCFASS or BENDAVOY or whatever the fuck it's being called now.... *hugs everyone*
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 15:20
I just have no one else to talk to about this that isn't either hostile or doesn't already know what I'm going to say before I say it. It's getting frustrating and not a little stressful...
TL;DR Seriously, this is a whinging session of the highest magnitude. Skip me. )
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Saturday, May 28th, 2011 22:32
That's right folks, it's on syfy right now! Title is on my tv lol. and I just watched First Contact...

Gods I love this channel and its indulgence of my need for Trek.



ETA: J/B loveliness in the first 10 minutes! *squee*
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Monday, May 16th, 2011 23:22
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! HAVE SOME PICTURES!!!

Pictures and Terribly Large Writing Under Cut )


((and on a side note: OH TO BE 19 AGAIN!!!!))
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Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 22:40
Yes, folks, I realized today why my husband remembers our wedding anniversary. May the Fourth be with you, my friends, and here's a weather report to get you started on the end of your day.






ALSO:


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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 00:50
Okay, so you've all probably seen it already, but I just watched Inception for the first time tonight, and will probably have to watch it a few more times to understand everything I want to understand about it. Below the cut is a question about the end. So if you HAVEN'T seen it, don't worry about what's under the cut. Seriously don't, because it will confuse you mightily.


WTF mates? )
Okay, onto general squeeage. Arthur and Eames belong together forever, no doubt in my mind whatsoever, they bicker like... well, like Jim and Bones, which makes their relationship perfect to me.

As to whether I will write something based on Inception, that's up in the air since I have the [livejournal.com profile] help_japan  fic for [livejournal.com profile] elfsausage, An update for [livejournal.com profile] ficfinishing and my Codex story, an update for A Model Love Story (might there actually be sex? Who knows?), an update for my I'm a Doctor Not a... series, which i might have to rewrite altogether because I'm hating parts of it now...

And an update for absolutely every other thing I have going on (which is like 30 things, I'm a procrastinating idiot I know), and getting everything ready for when Patrick comes home at the end of the week.

My list is very long and very annoying right now, but it will hopefully taper off here soon. Hopefully. Really.
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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 01:56
So my hubby FB-messaged me earlier in the day, asking me to make sure my phone is on and charged (bad me can't find it right at this moment, but fear not, it'll turn up) for next Wednesday. Me, automatically assuming that he'd forgotten our anniversary what with him having been overseas from four days after we got hitched, asked if he was coming home (I'm a wife, and in that sense I learned from my mother. I'm not reminding him of something like that; it's his job to figure it out).

He immediately (and this was late into his night) replied that no, he wanted to be able to talk to me on our anniversary and make the plans to celebrate it once he got home the next day or the day after. So color me surprised, only I shouldn't have been. He made it a point to call me twice on my birthday, close to when it started, at about 3 am my time, and again that night so that he caught me on my birthday where he was and here. Also, I griped about him not remembering Valentine's Day, and he called soon after that. *makes notes to amend that post*

so I'm not sure why I thought he'd forget this. But I have a little bit bigger fish in my pond right now. We have nowhere to live (the paperwork that we needed to have to get a house immediately never got turned in) since my brother refuses to let my husband stay here because of some issues from earlier in his tour, and then there's the no-car situation, and fun thing is that my brother is working, my sister has finals all that week. And we need to go an hour and a half walk away from this house, let alone where we end up in order to turn in the paperwork. And we don't have a lot of money. I'm planning a budget, but that doesn't help much when all we've got to our names is a broken down couch and a nice queen size bed, and enough dishes for two, and silverware for 8 (everyone keeps giving me silverware). I've been promised a set of pots and pans when my 'sister' talks her husband into getting a new set for their house. The pots and pans aren't broken or anything, and they still cook well, my friend just has issues with using 'old' things.

Oh, and my sister's giving me a recliner and possibly a loveseat. Oh, and we have a tv, some bookshelves, and a few plastic dressers. We're just missing the place to live and put all that stuff.

And I'm not even sure what this is about anymore, since I'm going on 22 hours of being awake, so I'm going to go to bed and dream about Cartiere (I can't do the accent thing on the end) tiaras and Roman slave outfits. Before you ask, no, the two are not connected in any way (who am I kidding? the tiara has to do with porn and so does the outfit, so I guess they are connected) and yet will probably both show up in the same dream, most likely on the same person. Ta for a lovely night, and call me if anyone interesting shows up.

Out.
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Friday, April 29th, 2011 06:58
Okay, so I'm a dork... or rather my sister is. We got up at 350 (okay I got up at 350, she got up at 330) to watch the Wedding. That was one of the most beautiful things I've seen in my entire life. That was literally a fairy tale come to life, a woman from a 'regular' family marrying into royalty.

Every little girl's (and woman's. I'll admit it) dream came just a little closer today, with Kate (Catherine now, poor woman) Middleton becoming Duchess Cambridge, and eventually Queen (Consort) Catherine of England....

Her Royal Highness Princess William of Wales is what she is right now, and I swear I almost cried when I first saw her get out of that Rolls to walk into Westminster Abbey.

I'm such a dork. I spent most of the wedding googling certain things about the wedding...


When she first got out everyone thought she was wearing the tiara that the Queen had given to Diana (not the one she wore at their wedding, since she wore one of her family's tiaras) but it was later revealed that she was wearing a Cartiere tiara made for the Queen Mother. She can't keep that tiara since it belongs to the Crown, but it was indeed a beautiful tiara and she looked so damned beautiful.

Okay I'm going to stop squeeing for now, but I'll probably post about the kiss here in about half an hour.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 21:05
 Quick, I need a movie I can dl quickly and watch. And/or something to do for 2 hours. Okay, an hour and 55 minutes. But I'm SO BOORRED! and I can't go buy soda or Zingers til 11. I want something to DO!!!
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 20:41
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG THIS WHOLE EPISODE!

my favorite part was Barbara Streisand... liek srsly. No joke. The dancing was awesomely silly and awesome.


Oh, and Puck? HNNRRGGH (I seriously need a Glee icon. And a squee icon. Preferably both.)
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 16:38
 
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Southern. Love it or hate it, your accent says you're probably from somewhere south of the Ohio River.

If you're not from the South, you probably were overanalyzing the questions. Take the quiz again but don't think so hard next time.

I guess it's right... most of my family is from the South, after all... Either that or I've been down here too long.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2011 18:50
Okay, so I don't really talk about my religion because I don't want to just throw it out there in your face, but I'm not Christian. However, I'd like to wish all of my friends who do celebrate Easter in that way a very happy holiday.


Under the cut is some very very bad humor that I'm probably going to get slammed about, but anyone that plays online computer games would probably get it. Highly blasphemous from a Christian standpoint... but strangely hilarious anyway.


Lag )
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Monday, April 18th, 2011 21:12
Okay FLIST (and anyone out there who watches me since I never flock anything), I need some help with finding an image for (or even a complete) icon depicting something Roman, be it old helmets or lorica... I'm at a loss to find a good picture and I like my stories to have a matching icon.

ETA: thanks to [livejournal.com profile] amine_eyes  and my own judicious use of google images, I've found this icon which shall do fine, along with her suggestions of the coins. Thanks guys!
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Friday, April 8th, 2011 11:03
Okay so this post was originally meant to be posted last night, but I ended up waiting to see if I would calm down. Thankfully I have, but it still burns. Here lies an epic rant:
TL;DR: Epic Rant of Epic Pissed-offness )
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Friday, March 25th, 2011 18:53
Got this from [livejournal.com profile] siluria 

Here are the rules:
- Reply to this post with ICON ME! and I will pick five of your icons.
- Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
- Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
- This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee






I got this from [livejournal.com profile] universaldogma a few days ago from an icon dump on [livejournal.com profile] merlinxarthur when I realized I'm woefully deficient on Merlin icons. There's things I've contemplated doing for this fandom that would have had me blushing like a virgin in a whorehouse at the beginning, but now it's kind of like 'eh, I have no time to research this/the kids might get ahold of the computer.' So that's the story of the shame icon.




I needed an icon for general rants/acerbic comments, and [livejournal.com profile] wicked_jade  obliged me without knowing it by creating this amazingness. I only use it for half of my posts since I love the saying. It honestly took me a few times to realize that he's giving the finger. but John Malkovich is a beast, so it doesn't matter lol.



this one came from [livejournal.com profile] avictoriangirl when I went trolling on her journal for more Jones icons... I use it interchangeably with my other jones icons, depending on my mood... that's about all I've got...



Ah, the immortal 'bunk' icon. There are many incarnations, some including real beds, and this one was made by my lj wife [livejournal.com profile] imagined_haven who doesn't know Firefly at all (not from lack of trying on both of our parts) and when I mentioned the origins of the phrase she went out and found this picture and made it for me. She has repeatedly offered to make me a new one, now that she knows more about iconning, but I like this one just the way it is. Simple, and kind of weird. Just like Jayne. (pretty cunning ain't it?)




And my size queen. This one was made by me, back at the beginning of my iconning, and I actually made it based off a prompt on [livejournal.com profile] buckleup_meme  that Jim was a size queen. The story fill(s) was(were) amazing, since all I can remember from reading it(them) is about a friend in Des Moines who helped Jim out. The prompt was AOS but there just aren't any pictures of CFine holding a giant phallic object, while the base for this was absolutely everywhere.

And that's my icons! go ahead and comment with 'Icon Me' and I'll find 5 of yours!
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Friday, March 25th, 2011 07:20
Okay, so I need to vent:

TL;DR Whinging from the sleep-deprived and tired of children. )
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Thursday, March 17th, 2011 22:37
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] _samalander at post
I'm posting a lot recently, but there's been this incredible outpouring of charity on a forum I post on and over $14000 has been donated (and verified via posted receipts) to aid in Japan.

I know some of you are like me and don't have a ton of scratch to spare, so here are some links:

I am donating blood tomorrow. Did you know the Red Cross estimates that only 5% of eligible donors give blood? They have their flaws as an organization (the no sodomy rule is a killer) but blood saves lives, and it's easy to give and you get a cookie when you're done.
Find a blood donation site (via AABB - includes Red Cross centers) here
Find a Red Cross donation center here.
Find an American Blood Center here.
Know a lot of people with red, blood-pumping hearts? Talk to your job, your church, your social club or whtever about hosting a blood drive. Give blood, get cookies.


Want to give money but don't have much?
-For the next 14 hours, Living Social is matching $5 contributions here.
-Crunchy Roll is matching up to $5,000 contributions here.
-Check with your bank/job before you donate, some are matching donations as well. I'm trying to find a list of those. The Red Cross also has a searchable database of places that will match donations.


Just wanna give money?
-Consider going through iTunes if you have an iTunes account. 100% is going to the Red Cross.
-Be wary of the text-to-donate plans; many phone companies don't make the donation until AFTER you pay the bill it appears on - 90 days is a long time to wait.
-Remember to do research on charities before you donate. The ones I've heard are best are the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and The Search Dog Foundation. - Your milage may vary.
-If you, like me, prefer fluffy puppies to most people, you can also give to WorldVets, which is the Red Cross for animals.


I know no one likes to hear it, but in these cases, money is the most helpful thing.
-I remember hearing about people who flew to Haiti to help, and had no transportation, didn't speak the language, and had no useful skills. Don't go to a disaster zone unless you are with an aid organization.
-Things like blankets and canned goods might make you feel good to donate, but think of the cost it takes for you to buy it and people to transport it. Aid groups can get these things for cheaper than you, and they can get them closer to the disaster zone, so it costs less to get there. Also, they know what's appropriate and what's needed.


I am touched, you guys, at the generosity I've seen today, and don't forget the auction at [livejournal.com profile] help_japan where you can find any damn thing you want from any number of talented people.


Also, you know what this list could use? Some non-US links. If you know of any, please leave a comment.
Also accepting links to US-based charities that are doing good work.

And please boost the signal, I'm leaving this unlocked so more people know about these things - or
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 20:03
BOY LOVE ON GLEE... BLATANT BOY LOVE!!!!


KURT IS A CUTIE!!!

Okay so I'm done squeeing over the kiss... though I would definitely love a gif of it since it was adorable! As well as their little lovey dovey scene at the end... *flails and squees again*


ETA: GIF!!!!!!!!



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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 01:29
I've been reading Star Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant and I've come to a disturbing conclusion.

They don't talk about the Mirror!verse. At all. The episodes are listed in the back of the book, but not once did they even come close to talking about them...

They talked about Eugenics (new ideas for Tarsus Untitled, btb), Data, Spock (and Vulcans), Picard, Bashir (just for you [livejournal.com profile] amine_eyes ), and the BORG. But not Mirrorverse...

That confused me because part of philosophy as I've learned it is thinking about everything at some point or another. And they had an Ancient Greek philosophy professor from South Bend, IN on the writing team, which should have helped at least a little in figuring out the philosophy behind how the Empire came to be from Ancient times, seeing as how the entire governmental and public actions somehow didn't really change from back then. It would be a fascinating thing to work out, honestly, and I wouldn't mind pursuing it... but I haven't the knowledge or capabilities...


and my rant is over, since there's not much I can do about it...