Erin (La Cidiana)
24 February 2010 @ 04:32 pm
Ganked from [ profile] futuresoon, with a couple of edits:

1) Make a list of fifteen characters and keep it to yourself.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example:

'1, 9 and 15 move in together. Is this a really bad idea?'
'Under what circumstances might 5 and 7 fall in love?'

3) Answer them according to your list (no cheating!) and see if your friends can figure out which characters they are.


I remember having lotsa fun with this last time. 8D AND NOW I SHOULD DO DISHES AUGH
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mood: busy
Erin (La Cidiana)
14 December 2009 @ 11:16 am
The How's My Driving? Meme

YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW DESPERATE FOR CRIT I AM so please please please if there is anything – anything you think I should change or try to improve on, let me know. ;____; YOU CAN TELL ME ANON TOO. I WILL LISSTEENNN

Also, Court and I arrived at Lake Tahoe safely after a long, long drive! I planned on doing posts last night but the fact that my browsers wouldn't stop loading at me and that I nearly fell asleep with my cheek against a granite counter made me realize I should just go to bed. So I did. And I passed out. 8( GON DO POSTS NOW THOUGH. Wish the goddamn wireless worked outside of this tiny corner idhfgdks GODDAMN YOU COMPUTER
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mood: groggy
Erin (La Cidiana)
29 October 2009 @ 01:13 pm
Got like 2-3 hours of sleep last night after doing kind of a crappy last-minute job on an essay. (Should be okay since I've pretty much gotten 100%+ on all the tests in that class so far, but it's also the same class I've gotten like four absences in so yeah ugh.) I'm so damn lucky my mom came home around a half-hour before my class started, because, even though I'd set my alarm clock, my computer alarm app, and my cell phone alarm all at full volume to wake me up at 10:10 AM , I was still asleep at 10:45, even while they were all still ringing. And the cell phone ring goes like off and on too, so there was even some variation in there. WHAT THE FUCK, SELF, SERIOUSLY. My body is seriously fucking conniving when it comes to getting decent extra sleep; I swear to god it regularly turns off my alarm clock without me having any memory of it at all. Poor thing has been so abused by my sleep habits that now it's out to get me. :( OH WELL, FRIENDS: AT LEAST NOW YOU KNOW IT'S NOT JUST ME BEING A DOUCHE WHEN YOU TRY TO MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH TO GET ME UP IN THE MORNING.

Anyway, I have to study madly for these next couple of hours for a Western Civ test, but first, I wanted to take a breather and post up that meme that everyone's been doing:

1) Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/bands [fannish etc.] that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.
2) Have your f-list guess your favorite character/member from each item.
3) When someone guesses correctly, strike through the item and put the name of your favorite character next to it.

Tried to do chronological order. )


Okay gotta go study now ahhhhhhhhh
mood: blah
Erin (La Cidiana)
31 July 2009 @ 03:15 am
Ahahaha I have been watching a bunch of Sunny lately since I recently got Max and Christina hooked on it. XDDD I CAN WATCH THOSE EPISODES LIKE AN INFINITE AMOUNT OF TIMES AND THEY NEVER GET OLD I SWEAR TO GOD.

In other news, I'm gonna jump on the meme bandwagon:

The "You Should Write..." Meme!
my thread here

Even though you all know how much I fail at actually finishing things. :< STILL, I have been in a huge writing mood lately but have been super uninspired as to what to actually write, so.... HALP? MAYBE WILL DO THOSE AFTER APPS, WHICH MY 360 TIEMS HAVE BEEN TOTALLY SCREWING EVERYONE ELSE ME OVER WITH. sfhaksg

Also, I'm going to take a moment to pimp out this wonderful little app/online storage site called DROPBOX, and not just for the referral bonus either. Like, basically, you download this app and it gives you a folder in your computer that will automatically upload/rearrange/rename/MIRROR ANYTHING to your 2+GB's worth of a Dropbox site. This basically gets rid of the need to use any of those annoying, clunky, browser-based uploaders that don't work half the time (PHOTOBUCKET, I'M LOOKING AT YOU) and it even has a specific photo section that turns your photos into a really nice gallery. So, for example, I dragged a shitton of Petrelli pictures into a folder on my own computer and the site automatically generated this gallery for me. THAT SHIT SAVES YOU SO MUCH TIME. OH MY GOD.

However, the real cool thing is the automatic file sharing. For example, Court and I love to share pictures we've saved with each other, but in order to, we usually have to either dredge up the original URL or upload it manually ourselves, and then the other person usually has to manually save it. However, we tried out sharing a folder through Dropbox, and now we can basically just divebomb each other with Star Trek photos by dragging them into that folder and just letting it auto-upload to the site and then auto-download into the other person's computer. As a hard copy. IT'S LIKE HOUSE NETWORK FILE SHARING EXCEPT OVER THE INTERWEBS.

Anyway um. Yes. Highly recommended, even if you're sometimes double-dipping into your computer's hard drive space, and if you sign up with the above link, you get an extra 250MB so do I, but.

music: Lights Out Asia - Promontory/Cemetary
mood: lethargic
Erin (La Cidiana)
10 June 2009 @ 06:19 am
Futurama Brought Back for 26 New Episodes on Comedy Central

HOLY SHIT. Right after [ profile] evildrew helped me discover my until-recently unknown love for this series. 8DDDD LUCKY, I AM.

I shall upload icons to celebrate. :>

ETA: Also, have a meme. Ganked from [ profile] continuum!

Bold each show on the list that you've seen three or more episodes of. Italicize any show that you're sure you've seen every episode of.

mood: excited
Erin (La Cidiana)
13 May 2009 @ 01:01 pm
Pulled from like everyone on my flist.

You are Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
Deanna Troi
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Geordi LaForge
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Mr. Scott
Will Riker
Beverly Crusher
Mr. Sulu
A lover of Shakespeare and other
fine literature. You have a decisive mind
and a firm hand in dealing with others.

Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character are you?" quiz...

fuck yes, motherfuckers.


Also my Anthro class is kicking my ass and I have my accidental absences early in the semester and my horrible reading ethic to thank ugh ahsfaks I BLAME THE UTTER RETARDATION OF MY TEXTBOOK. I probably got another C+ on the test today even though I spent like seven hours yesterdy doing catch-up reading and highlighting the hell out of my text ugh THIS IS NOT GONNA HELP MY LMU APPLICATION, THANKS, SELF
music: The American Dollar - Signaling Through the Flames
mood: blah
Erin (La Cidiana)
02 May 2009 @ 12:32 pm
Tagged by [ profile] tinted_glass for Nathan Petrelli. YEAH, THAT OBSCURE CHARACTER I NEVER EVER TALK ABOUT, GEEZ, THANKS, MINA. GET TO KNOW A GIRL.

1. Do you like this character?
OH DEAR GOD YES. TRY "LOVE." AND "ADORE." MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF. Well, almost more than life itself. I mean, I made that entry a little while back about how I'm pretty damn sure he's my favorite character. Ever. omg naatahhannnannanaskjdhjkasfh <3333

General spoilers up to mid season 3 and the one spoiler I know from the end of season 3. Also, some picspamming. )

9. Please choose 6 friends with your choice of character.
[ profile] burningvigor - Peter Petrelli
[ profile] chaneystarr - Claire Bennet
[ profile] continuum - Sam Winchester
[ profile] laverinth - Mohinder Suresh
[ profile] leaute - River Tam
[ profile] merelyaphase - Jonathan Crane
+[ profile] loreamara - Roy Mustang (BECAUSE I CAN)

EDIT: Orite I am dumb and did not consider Maia some of you do not watch Heroes. SO HERE IS THE CODE FOR EVERYONE'S CONVENIENCE. <3

music: E.S. Posthumus - Marunae Pi
mood: groggy
Erin (La Cidiana)
03 April 2009 @ 11:26 pm
The timed icon meme (ganked from IM):

01. Choose an episode of anime or television series you have on your computer. Make sure you're certain you want that one, you cannot change your mind once you complete this step. DO NOT TELL YOUR FLIST WHAT YOU CHOSE.
02. Make note of how long the episode is.
03. Ask your flist to choose a time between 00:00 and whatever the length of your episode is. Be specific, (ie: 19:11, 21:09, 02:42)
04. Make them an icon using THAT FRAME ONLY no matter what it is. And remember, you can only use that ONE episode you chose previously, even if the person posting isn't familiar with it.

I'm going to try a few episodes from a few different shows... some of which may not be so predictable. >D Choose up to three timestamps from whichever episodes. (You can do the same show someone else picked, if you want.)

1. 24:09
2. 42:25
3. 41:27
4. 22:12
5. 44:31
6. 52:59
7. 38:45

My last moment of freedom before apps. Ahahaha. 8D;
mood: bouncy
music: Maryam Mursal - Somala
Erin (La Cidiana)
13 September 2008 @ 12:43 pm

«The ‡RP Concrit‡ Meme»

I'M TRYING TO RESPOND TO OTHER PEOPLES' IN TURN. D: Seriously, I'd love some concrit to make sure I don't make (or continue to make) any dumb RP choices.... aside from my generally being too slow. Since I know that already. D8 I'LL RESPOND THIS TIME, I SWEAR. ;;

In other news, I had two dreams night before last and three dreams last night. Out of those five, four involved Heroes and three involved Nathan. MY BRAIN IS CLEARLY GETTING DESPERATE HERE especially since it was doing crossovers of like Disneyland and Heroes and MGS4 and Zelda and STAR FOX(??). It made Nathan the main star of my dream's version of the end of MGS4. Yeah, I dunno. GET OUT OF MY MIIIIIIIIIND, NATHAN HALP srsly. ;; I just have to keep focusing on how almost all my other shows are back this coming week YESSSS. House, Supernatural, Sunny... I WON'T GET HUNG UP ON YOU JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE PURPOSELY SPOILING THINGS TO GET ME EXCITED, HEROES. >:[

Now to...
√ do posts for [ profile] damned
• clean room
• do reading for school
mood: dorky
music: Jared Hudson - Metal Gear May Cry (Remastered) (OCRemix)
Erin (La Cidiana)
02 September 2008 @ 03:53 am
This is the most awesome meme ever, srsly. Anyway, started this as a writing exercise since I wanted to do this thing again and [ profile] burningvigor suggested I do it for our Heroes/Supernatural post-apocalyptic future that pretty much only exists in our heads. I normally wouldn't post something like this, since it's pretty much just based on indulgent ramblings and a fic that never actually happened, but I remember that a few people were interested in reading said crossover, and since we never delivered on that... I figured I'd post these drabbles publicly instead of keeping their quasi-embarrassing contents to myself. And since it's more satisfying to post non-privately even if no one reads it. \o/ I'M PROUD OF MY CRACK KIND OF okay not really.

1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

WARNING(S): Lots of Nathan/Peter (#s 1, 4, 7, 8), some Dean/Claire, and generally weird and overly dramatic since hey, it's an AU crossover.

Drabble Meme: Dark Future AU, Heroes/Supernatural )
music: Madonna - Die Another Day
mood: geeky
Erin (La Cidiana)
22 June 2008 @ 07:38 am
NO, STOPPIT, BRAIN, I DON'T WANT TO GET BACK INTO MGS IT'S BEEN OVER THREE YEARS I DON'T KAJSHdlskjhfdkgkfs oh god yes I do. D: Andrew finished MGS4, btw, and will write a incoherent ramblepost about the whole experience when I don't have shifts to change and sleep to have.

In less more important news, I've started my Comm 1 class and I GOT A'S IN ALL OF MY CLASSES LAST SEMESTER WOOOOO. 8DDDD Guess my Linguistic Anthropology professor liked my paper after all!

SPEAKING OF WHICH, since I know some of you were interested in reading it: HERE is the Internet Communities & Net Slang paper that I did (.doc format). Um... tell me if it sucked or not? 8D;

Also, I rediscovered this fan mp3 the other week when it came up on shuffle.

Strike911 - Liquid Snake Interviews Psycho Mantis (direct link)


And now I must shiftchange.


Edit: OH ALSO THESE WORDLES THINGS ARE AMAZING (idea stolen from [ profile] zalia):

music: People in Planes - Light for the Deadvine
mood: awake
Erin (La Cidiana)
05 May 2008 @ 05:05 pm


Okay, I'm too much of a wuss to do one of these about myself, but I am interested in getting some concrit on my writing/characterization, especially since I'm in sore need of replaying FFVII. D8 And you can also yell at me about being so slow sdjhfsf I NEED TO POST FOR COURT AND FEY, HUH

But right now, like the end of my last entry, I must go get food. ...And then work on an upcoming paper that my professor so hasn't explained at all dsojkf D8 Will also comment to youz guys. <3
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mood: nervous
Erin (La Cidiana)
Ttly stolen from [ profile] burningvigor, who did a matching set from Peter's POV. <3 (Also planning to do a Sam & Dean set from Dean's POV once Court is ready to do a SAMMEH one. :D!)

1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

NOTE: Kinda cheated and went back through and edited these so they weren't so bad. Generally, though, I stopped writing when the song ended, unless I had to finish a line. (Except for 9. Totally cheated on 9. D:) Also got an INORDINATE amount of OVERLY EMO/MELODRAMATIC songs so yeah, warning on that, and apologies for suck, since um, these were timed, more-or-less, and not meant to be really formal. D8

WARNING(S): 7 is one-sided gay-ish, but the rest are platonic/up to interpretation. Also, again, a lot of these are REALLY MELODRAMATIC and REALLY... not so good. XD;

Drabble Meme: Nathan & Peter (Nathan POV), Heroes )

Funny story: I screwed up my numbering so much that I did two extra ones, so I just pulled out two that were personal-RP-based/super-short in the end. AHA. XD;;; Also, finally going to do those [ profile] damned posts I owe everyone. WOOO.
music: Robbi-985 - Windows XP/98 Sounds Music
mood: accomplished
Erin (La Cidiana)
01 February 2008 @ 03:11 pm
Ganked from [ profile] burningvigor and whoever else I saw use it on my flist. <3

1) Make a list of 10 characters.
2) Assign each character a number.
3) Without telling anyone who's on the list or the character's assigned number, get questions from your flist about what they'd like to know about them.
IE: "If 3 and 4 were trapped in a cave together with only a blanket and a toothpick, what would they do?" (The more random the better!)
4) Post the answers and who was who on the list.


Also, I had a fucking CREEPY-COOL really sad dream last night. It was like... a Heroes/House crossover in a Spn universe (AND SOMEHOW, NATHAN AND DEAN WERE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND IN IT WTF though Matt was like the main dude. <333)

Me telling Court about it. )
music: Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
mood: cheerful
Erin (La Cidiana)
15 January 2008 @ 05:04 am
FINE, FINE, I'll do it too. From everyone and their brother, but originally [ profile] burningvigor.

Name a fandom, and I'll talk pairings at you. My favorite, why, any weird ones I ship, and any unpopular opinions I have. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask too.

Oh, man, fandoms... uhm.

If you don't know the stuff I'm familiar with! )


Also, why all you fools need to watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. )

...I should read apps before I sleep. 8D;
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mood: busy
music: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Nightman
Erin (La Cidiana)
12 January 2008 @ 06:43 pm
1. The first article title on the page is the name of your band:
2. The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album:
3. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post it in your own journal.

...NO CHEATING, I SWEAR. TYPICAL EMO BAND NONSENSE. YES. I'm so proud that I'm not doing a cut. :X ...Like with the word count. That got beaten by everyone and their mother. AHEH.
music: Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son
mood: amused
Erin (La Cidiana)
10 January 2008 @ 07:23 am
85 words


In other news, read lotsa apps tonight, woo. 8D And um... Dark Future keeps making me want to draw things. Like Deeeeeaaaan and Claire and Peter and Nathan and Adam and EVIL SAM (fucking FINALLY motivated to draw some REAL LIFE PEOPLE) and I really need to get back into figure drawing after I took that break for my sanity. D8 Especially need to before I go to SMC in the spring, because I am going to SMC in the spring, HALLELUJAH. FINALLY all enrolled in my classes and everything: Gonna be taking a time management/organizational skills workshop through the Learning Disabilities program that will hopefully, uh, keep me on task and ease the transition from NOTHING to school again, then English 2, Contemporary Political Thought, and Linguistic Anthropology. Wanted to start getting my math transfer requirement out of the way, but I'm not sure what I'm already getting credit for until my AP scores get to the admissions office and same thing with my science and government credits and... stuff. So instead I'm filling up other requirements from the list my counselor gave me and um... yeah! As jarring as having to do real schoolwork again is going to be for me, I'm excited to start school again because, hey, it's something non-online to keep me busy, and it's good for my morale. Plus, I've been kinda starting to feel like my brain is rotting. Still have a month of free time before then, though, so um... gotta take advantage of that. 8D;

So, speaking of keeping myself busy and taking advantage of free time, I have to:

- READ DEM APPS and do e-mails
- No, stop working on that Sylar app. Seriously, stop and POST.
- Do chapter 2 (3&4, technically?) of djinnfic (aka The Middle Mile!)
- Brainstorm and plan out the actual Heroes/Spn crossover fic with Court once she actually gets some free time
- Pick at Dean!vampire fic and console myself by thinking that yeah, everyone and their mother has done it, but this one shall be mine
- Pick a Nathan fic idea to work on. Burnt!Nathan or MPD!Nathan or... Dark Future spinoff. Or something. ANYTHING.

Also, Re: Icon: Bless you, Gilmore Girls, even though I never watched you and am still not really particularly interested to. :X
mood: busy
music: Fiona Apple - Criminal
Erin (La Cidiana)
16 November 2007 @ 06:42 pm
Since a kind, kind Anonymous has gifted me with a paid account, I should make good use of it and do the voice meme everyone and their mother has posted! I realize I vowed to no longer directly support LJ financially, but it'd be in bad taste to not honor someone else's generosity, YEAH? D: In any case, no matter how much I might whine about being a PLEB, you kind, kind, people, don't worry about giving the gift of love paid time. <3 SINCE I TOTALLY APPRECIATE IT AND LOVE YOU FOR IT, DON'T GET ME WRONG <3333 but I feel bad in the end for going back on my word. D:

Voice posts are fun, right? You get to hear funny accents if your friends are from far, far away. All we really want is to hear your voice, we don't care what you're saying. So here's a list of typical meme questions that would otherwise be boring, but when communicated aloud - well, it's entertaining. Answer these questions in your post, and encourage others with voice-posting abilities to do the same.

1) What's your name?
2) How old are you?
3) Where are you from? Are you living there right now?
4) Is it cold where you are?
5) What's the time?
6) What are you wearing?
7) What was the last thing you listened to?
8) What was the last thing you ate?
9) What was the last thing you watched on tv?
10) What's your favorite tv show? Why?
11) Quick! Find a book, or something with text on it! Flip to a random page and read some of it! GO!
12) What was the last movie you saw? How was it?
13) Do YOU think you have an accent? Talk about that.

IT CUT ME OFF LIKE IT DID WITH COURT. ;[ So you guys don't get to hear my accent ramble. Oh, well. ALSO, MY READING WAS ALL MUFFLED, DUNNO WHY. I was muffled in general.

...I feel like my voice is pretty deep for a girl. XD; IONO.
mood: cheerful
music: The Police - Message in a Bottle
Erin (La Cidiana)
08 August 2007 @ 01:49 am
Yanked from [ profile] murasakiiro.

When you see this, post a little weensy excerpt from as many random works-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y.

The old, the new, and the ugly. )


Annnnd that's about it for now even though I want to post more, because I need to get those excerpts out of my LJ-entry box and move on to semi-important matters. So!

In the same vein as [ profile] burningvigor's recent post, I have made a GreatestJournal (lacidiana, as usual), to keep track of friends and fandom that might move there. ADD ME PLZ. :D I don't plan on moving, but the fact that I back-posted everything from my LJ to my GJ and will from now on mirror my posts to both of them tells you just how peeved the current events have me.

From what I've read, I feel that though the porn-banhammer is a real pisser and that the "artistic-merit" standard is completely subjective and thus completely stupid, what bothers me the most is that they freely used said hammer when the ToS in regards to fanart was still very, very murky, and though they're publicly asking for tips on how to communicate better, their most recent post seemed more staunchly believing that they have done nothing wrong and unapologetic than anything else. (Not going to talk about child pornography stuff here since that's an understandably touchy subject and it seems like that wasn't even the issue in the first place; the porn factor was.) What further bothers me is that in that most recent and most infamous post in [ profile] lj_biz, the little disclaimer about written works seems to have the same murkiness as the fanart guidelines from last "Strikethrough."

"Written material -- fictional or not –- is also subject to Federal laws. But as we stated in a previous post, over the years we've looked at thousands of reported journals and communities and we rarely have come across a case of creative fiction or fanfic text that warrants review." Looked at critically, half of that statement is an empty recollection to what has happened in the past, not what will happen in the future or what the standards of "warranting review" actually are in regards to written works. Granted, fanfiction is far safer than fanart for the fact that it's easy to glance over a picture and make a quick--if arguable--judgment, while stamping a fanfiction as BAN'D would mean some poor sod on the LJ Abuse team might have to drudge through pages of sap to find flowery euphemisms of "member" and "manhood."

I'll stop now, since there have been plenty of rants on the subject, but my bottom line is this: LJ hasn't yet driven me out, but I--a member of five years, most of the time of which has been paid--will not be renewing my paid account when it runs out in 10 days, and I'll be downgrading to a basic account rather than a supported one when that time does come. I'll be keeping my character journals as supported, but since I block all the ads as is, I don't feel so bad about it. ;)

Still, going to make this one a basic. It's the principle of the matter! The only real issues I see are the lack of poll-making and the lack of userpics, but I can do polls at [ profile] damned_lounge with my character journals anyway, and with my loyalty userpics (hurrhurr), I'll have 20 in total.

...Going down to 20 after having 100+ for more months than I can count. God help my spoiled ass. T_T

And speaking of polls, here's one last one before my time expires! Not LJ-cut because I really want to know this stuff so I can keep track of all of you. D:

[Poll #1035509]

You know, last time, during the big "Strikethrough," I felt everyone was overreacting and it was one of those one-time things where every internet company has a big screw-up that they immediately apologize over and never repeat again. Whatever, fandom, you guys are crazy.

This time, though... yeah. D:

ETA: Because some of you probably still might not know what's going on, especially if you aren't heavily involved in fandom, here's what's happened to start all this:

The wank, the porn, and the LJ Abuse. )
music: The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
mood: blah