rebecky_mo: Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion: Come What May (Sailor Moon: Come What May)
2012-02-20 11:04 am

Family Day for one, please.

So today in Canada is Family Day, a fairly new holiday in which people are meant to spend time with their families (hence the original sounding name, lol).

Thing is I live about 4 hours from ANY family, and everything is closed for the holiday. Soooo, I'm having a little 'Me Day', getting some stuff done I've wanted to finish FOREVER. I've just finished a coat of paint on my living/dining room, and in between coats I plan on:

~ Baking a cake (since my mom baked apple pie on the weekend and I can't get any. D:)
~ Going through all my bills and tax crap
~ Posting some IDW TMNT scans at [community profile] scans_daily since I've been SO BAD at keeping up with that.
~ Finishing up a Tracks/Raoul fanart tonight
~ TRYING to write something.

Will it all be done? STAY TUNED!


...Oh, BTW. I happen to have a DreamWidth account, for anyone interested; [personal profile] rebecky_mo. It'll be mostly the same stuff that I post here on LJ, but if anyone on my F-list is interested in freinding me there, feel free to (and recommend me to any communities I don't know about there)
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Tracks/Raoul)
2012-02-15 07:01 pm

I miss the routine. :/

First off, thanks to the anon(s) who sent me a belated valentine/LJ Gift last night. It wasn't what I was going for with my post last night, but I appreciate it. <333


My work schedule is really throwing me off lately. I typically work Monday through Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm, with my weekends off. It's not my preferred time, since it means I don't get home and start dinner until 6:30 each night, but it's something I'm used to.

But over the last few weeks I took over for my vacationing boss, putting me in at 8am - 8:30am for about 1.5 weeks (which I actually really enjoyed, since I got out early enough to do running around or cook a real meal for dinner). Then I had last Thursday off and worked the Saturday.

This week, I had a normal shift Monday, worked 1:30pm-9:30pm Tuesday, had today off, have regular shifts Thursday/Friday and 1-9pm on Saturday. It also sounds like I may be working Sunday, since three of my co-workers (who usually work weekends) all booked the day off. So much for my 3-day weekend to really get stuff done; I won't even be able to get running around done on Family Day (Canadian holiday on Monday), since everything is closed. But this is all boring real life whining.


I haven't been able to write anything lately, but I am working on a new Tracks/Raoul art piece. It's kinda kicking my ass since it involves both human anatomy AND car anatomy (the one thing I've drawn even less of than boy-parts, LOL), but I'm liking it thus far.

If my writer's block sticks around much longer, I may put a call out to get prompts for mini-fills from my F-list to get me going again. We'll see...
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Default)
2012-02-14 10:53 pm

Eh.

Well, I didn't get any love from [livejournal.com profile] tf_valentine. I guess I'm not surprised, I've only been in the fandom 6 months. But I'm glad the people I sent love to in it enjoyed their comments.

And I was stuck working tonight, since everyone else in the dept booked it off/had other things to do. I did get a bouquet of flowers from my boss though, even if it was only so the store wouldn't get stuck with them dying after V-Day.

But hey, free roses are free roses.
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Default)
2012-02-11 10:43 pm
Entry tags:

Singer Whitney Houston dead at 48

Holy shit. I...

I don't know how to process this news. It's just not computing.

For all her crazy up's and down's in her personal life, she was one hell of a singer. That's how I'll remember her.

rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Big Cheese: RAAAAGE)
2012-02-10 10:49 pm

Oh, LJ...

So obviously comment notifications are WAY behind again, since I just received one of my anon-comments that I posted 2 hours ago. Wonderful. =_=
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (SQUEE!)
2012-02-10 05:41 pm

Is this destined to be my 15 minutes of fame?

So the Canadian reality game-show 'Instant Cash' was filming at the local mall a month or so back. I saw them doing it, but was kinda terrified at the idea of it, due to embarrassing stunts and pretty varied question themes...

But a new 'Cash Cab'-esque game show on Food Network Canada, where people answer questions about food/cooking at an unassuming ice cream cart to win instant cash?

I NEED TO BE ON THIS SHOW, YOU GUYS. OMG. ToT I'd happily embarrass myself doing some stupid things (if needed), because I think I know enough about food that I'd have a freaking chance!



Video under the cut )



Anyone I know in Ontario, if you see ANYTHING about this show being filmed nearby, let me know? <333

EDIT: Just watched the premiere. HOLY CRAP, this game is easy. Now I REALLY want on it.
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (SQUEE!)
2012-02-08 07:40 pm

Oh God, my day just got SO MUCH BETTER.

So today was one hell of a shitty day right from the start.

1) Livejournal didn't work for me this morning.
2) a guy phoned in sick to work as I was LITERALLY walking in the door.
3) I nearly caused an electrical fire. =_=;
4) I ordered a HUGE amount of stuff today, figuring I'd have a GOOD co-worker in with me today instead of Mr. Slow McNewKid. Bite me in the ass much life?
5) Lots of stupid people asking lots of stupid questions.
6) As I was LITERALLY a minute from being done, a lady comes up to me and says her daughter broke a jar of pickles in aisle 1. Naturally, I stayed 10 minutes late picking it up.

I decided I needed to spoil myself with fandom, and spent $100 at my Local Comic Shop (stupid Ninja Turtle Ultimate Collection, why so pretty? TvT) and got Lady and the Tramp on DVD/BluRay. It's not my favorite Disney movie, but I'm determined to get them all now.

And of course they had their usual promotional pamphlets inside. Stuff for a new Tinkerbell movie (Secret of the Wings), Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 (Ay Dios.), a reminder for The Muppets and to get Beauty and the Beast/Bambi before April 30th (naturally!)...They also had news about upcoming Combo Pack releases, including:

Lion King 1 1/2 and Lion King 2 (sometime in 2012)
The Aristocats (August 7th)
The Rescuers 2 Movie Collection, with both The Rescuers AND The Rescuers Down Under (Summer 2012)
Pocahontas 2 Movie Collection, with Pocahontas AND Pocahontas 2 (Summer 2012)
Lady and The Tramp 2: Scamp's Adventure (Summer 2012)

And the biggest news....?
Cinderella (Fall 2012)
Aladdin (Spring 2013)


I got the Aladdin Special Edition way back and the two Rescuers on DVD already (no WONDER they were in the $10 bin), but still! EXCITEMENT~! I actually hope they do a 3D theater event for it, because THAT movie would be boss using it.

The power this company has to make 12 hours of bullshit just melt away. Take my money Disney; take it allllllllll... <3

EDIT: HOLY CRAP DEAN CAIN IS ON CRIMINAL MINDS. WHERE WAS ALL THIS AWESOME AT WORK TODAY?
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Luffy: Unimpressed)
2012-02-06 06:11 pm

...Anon Memes frustrate the HELL out of me sometimes.

Don't mind me, just need a moment to seethe here?

Won't mention WHICH Meme brought this on, but those who track the thread in question might know the one I mean. Basically, Anon puts out a prompt; it's an interesting kink, and the prompt is fairly specific as to what Anon wants.

Another Anon quickly says they're going to fill the request as an art-fill, and gets it done within a few days. IMO, the pairing is actually depicted as in-character as the kink allows, is funny while still bring hot, got a good bit of what was asked for in, and was done quickly. Others who checked it out agreed. OP!Anon responds to the fill and thanks Fill!Anon, even though it 'wasn't exactly what they wanted, and was a little hard to take seriously'. Whether they intended it that way or not, it came off a little ungrateful.

Now, I've put out prompts in various anon memes, including this one in question, and I've had fills that took a different route than I expected, but I thoroughly enjoyed nonetheless and thanked them for the work they did. I've also had tons of my prompts left to collect dust among the hundreds of others ones, that I would have loved ANY kind of fill for, be it Crack or Angst or even a just a paragraph. It also makes me even more hesitant to do Art-fills for prompts that actually can be DONE as art, as so many prompts tend to be detail/lead-up heavy (and everyone EXPECTS fic, dammit all).

Anon, if you didn't quite mean it the way you did, someone took hours of their time to make something especially for you, while others aren't getting a damn thing; be polite and thank them properly. If you wanted one of the prolific Anon!Authors to take it up, they still could have afterwards, (though you may have shot yourself in the foot with your response.)

And if you want something filled and exactly like your vision, do what I did, and sit down and write it yourself.

...The Internet. It's Serious Business. B(
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (SQUEE!)
2012-02-03 08:15 pm
Entry tags:

And it's teeeeeeeeeerror time again! *guitar riff*

All the trees begin to moan,
And the monsters grunt and groan,
Rotting faces full of slime,
Don't you know it's terror time?


God, I really need to get "Scooby Doo on Zombie Island" on DVD. This kind of zombie stuff I enjoy. :D
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Piccolo is unsure)
2012-02-03 07:08 am

Damn oral hygiene crap...

For those that don't know, (which is probably all of you, LOL) I hate going to the dentist. Like, a lot.

Oh, it's not that I've had bad experiences or anything with them; my dentists have always been decent guys and all. And it's not even that I'm prone to cavities, 90% of my check-ups have good results.

It's just that over 20-ish years, I've gone through having 1) palate expanders, 2) retainers, and 3) braces, alongside the typical cleanings and cavity fillings. I still have braces behind my bottom front teeth that I despise.

Add in the fact that my gumline has a habit of bleeding when I get checked/cleaned, I have some really fricken sensitive teeth, and temporomandibular disorder in one side of my jaw (we're going to try a night guard for that. Yippee.) that makes it SUCK to keep my mouth open for an hour straight...

Yeah, I'm really over people poking inside my mouth.

Oh well, one cavity free checkup down this year, and another 4.5 months until my next visit. Yay. :X
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (SQUEE!)
2012-01-29 04:06 pm

FINALLY.

It's snowing. Really snowing.

And not nasty, wet, slushy stuff being whipped around by cold wind like we've been getting. It's the white, fluffy, gorgeous-looking flakes just drifting down softly like one expects during wintertime. *_* I doubt it's going to stick around long (we're due for rain later this week. Again.) but for now, I'm going to enjoy the prettiness.

Meanwhile, I'm doing some anatomy practice. Because I should probably try to get body structure figured out. >_>;;
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Tracks/Raoul)
2012-01-29 12:18 am

TF Art: "Danger: Sudden Swerve" sketches

Nothing racy here, just first kisses, a little self-reflection from Raoul, and The Oil Rag that started it all.

A few scenes drawn from my 5 Tracks/Raoul Firsts "Danger: Sudden Swerve". The fic happens a good couple years after the two boys meet in the episode "Make Tracks", so Raoul's about 20-21, and is growing out of the 'punk' phase a bit. I can't tell if I managed to age him or not; I have issues with that.

art under the cut! )

To be crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] flesh_and_steel
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Default)
2012-01-26 08:50 pm

Geez, what was I doing at 17?

"Neither Mathew Ho nor Asad Muhammad can vote, or buy beer.

They haven’t been accepted to college yet, though that might change after this story.

The 17-year-olds have already sent a (Lego) man into space.

Two weeks ago, Ho and Muhammad launched a homemade balloon carrying a Lego passenger and four cameras. It fell back down to Earth 97 minutes later with astonishing footage from an estimated 24 kilometres above sea level, three times the typical cruising altitude of a commercial aircraft. Their jerry-rigged contraption recorded the Lego man’s journey from a soccer pitch in Newmarket to the stratosphere — high enough to see their two-inch astronaut floating above curvature of our planet, clutching a Canadian flag with the blackness of space behind him.

The project cost $400 and took four months of free Saturdays. It wasn’t a school assignment. They just thought it would be cool.

...“It shows a tremendous degree of resourcefulness,” says Dr. Michael Reid, a University of Toronto astrophysics professor. Noting that similar projects had been undertaken by PhD students, he said, “For two 17-year-olds to accomplish this on their own is pretty impressive.” "
source

Now this? This is cool. Check out the pictures linked to the story!

rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (SQUEE!)
2012-01-25 09:25 pm

Fanart (Young Justice): Pocahontas!AU Kaldur/Wally

Series: Young Justice
Pairing: Kaldur'Ahm/Wally (Aqualad/Kid Flash)
Rating: PG

I have never done anything to do with the DC cartoon Young Justice before now. This pic has taken my YJ-ginity. XD;

As always, I choose the rare-pairing, and have fallen for Kaldur'Ahm/Wally (Aqualad/Kid Flash). I have a thing for 'opposites attract; Wally is loud, outgoing, and slightly clutzy, while Kaldur is quiet, more withdrawn, and is graceful/steady. One is land, the other water. Dark and light, blonde and redhead.

Over on [livejournal.com profile] yj_anon_meme, there was a prompt for an AUverse ala Disney's Pocahontas, with Top!Pocahontas!Kaldur and JohnSmith!Wally. Don't ask me why the bunny bit so hard with THIS prompt compared to other Kaldur/Wally ones; maybe it was easier to convert to an art-fill? But I drew it, with a few minor script changes (Kaldur would probably be more forceful than just throwing himself over Wally to protect him). Hopefully this convinces someone to write it. <3

large pic under the cut )

After finishing this a week after starting it, I feel a little better about today. At least I did something good today.
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Big Cheese: RAAAAGE)
2012-01-25 06:26 pm

I don't normally do this, but...

Just venting over work. Pay no attention unless you want to know why I want to make my boss bend over, just so I can shove my boxcutter up his ass sideways.

Venting in 3...2...1... )

Boss, I know you don't even want to go on this fully paid, company-wide vacation to Cuba you're going on next week (WHAT.), but I'll take a pay cut if you agree to just...just STAY down there. We can manage just freaking fine without you and your fiancee around every day; I do it everyday, and I know the more sane Managers of the other departments can too.

*goes off to draw to feel better*
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Default)
2012-01-24 08:34 pm

Going Pro(biotic) / 20,000 words? / Random Crack

I've decided to give probiotic pills a shot, getting a bottle with enough for 2 weeks and seeing how it goes from there. It's mostly an experiment to see if they affect my digestive system one way or another, but I know probiotics are good for you and I don't eat yogurt and such very much. We shall see.

And I'm kinda sorta thinking about doing [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang. Basically it's 20,000 words in 5 months, running from March to July with a Sci-Fi/Fantasy based fandom or universe. Much less scary sounding than NaNoWriMo (Less words! More time!), and I can either use my Sailor Moon/DBZ crossovers or Transformers ideas. I have some thinking to do...

Meanwhile, after rewatching various Disney movie clips on Youtube, my brain has decided that putting Raoul as Aladdin is an awesome idea. There will likely be art of this idea down the line. Said brain can't decide if Tracks should be Genie or Jasmine, though (he fits the Genie description more, but...love interest! D:)
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Luffy: Unimpressed)
2012-01-22 07:16 pm

Stupid little annoying things

I've had this niggling headache since yesterday, and was nightsweating all last night. Ick. Due to my new orthotics messing with my body? IDK.

Food Network's sound keeps fritzing in and out today. And of course it's ONLY on my favorite channel.

Can't find my inking pens to finish my Raoul/Tracks and Young Justice sketches. And I hate posting pencil stuff... Found them.

My computer screen keeps freezing up randomly lately, and I keep having to force a restart on it. No viruses detected, so it's something to do with the tech (which wouldn't surprise me, it has water damage). Backed up all my new art/story files to a spare hard drive, just in case.

Stupid piddly things, but still. :/


I swear, if I have to buy another laptop only 3 years after buying this one...Y_Y
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Usopp BOO!)
2012-01-20 03:19 pm

THIS JUST IN! MegaUpload taken down!

"Popular file-sharing website, Megaupload, has been shut down by the federal authorities. Oh, and it turns out its CEO is a music producer. Quite a famous one.

Before we get to the good part, here's the skinny on the takedown. The indictment, which was just unsealed today, accuses Megaupload of breaking anti-piracy laws and claims its pirate-enabling ways have cost copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue. According to reports, charges have been laid against seven Megaupload employees - four of which are already in custody in New Zealand. The Department of Justice reckons this is "among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States," and listed the coming charges as "racketeering conspiracy, conspiring to commit copyright infringement, conspiring to commit money laundering and two substantive counts of criminal copyright infringement."

Megaupload's side projects, Megavideo, Megapix, Megabox, and yes, even Megaporn have all been taken down as well.

Now, you might recall that Megaupload was having some legal troubles with universal over a bizzare hip-hop video praising the Megupload service. Now the video makes a bit more sense as it turns out it was produced by Megaupload's CEO, who is none other than multi-million selling hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz. Yes, that Swizz Beatz. The one married to Alicia Keys."


source

Hacker group Anonymous is raging and raging hard. They've hit more than a few websites in retaliation to this.

A moment of silence is needed here, perhaps?
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Big Cheese: RAAAAGE)
2012-01-20 02:52 pm

One step forward, something something something...

Have today off, and after trying out/getting my orthopedic inserts (wow, THAT feels weird), I buckled down cleaned my bathroom, and decided to clean my oven for the first time since moving in. Since I have an apartment inspection in a week, I figured it may be a good idea.

It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, considering it's been 2+ years without a cleaning. Got it all done, replaced the grates and added a liner (to prevent further piles of ash on the floor of the oven, hahaha), and removed the newspaper the product suggests to lay down... Clearly I didn't lay enough down, because on one side of the paper border, was HUNDREDS of little brown spray-spot stains on my vinyl floor tiles. Tried to scrub it off, with no luck.

Enter me completely freaking out. I just cleaned this floor last weekend, and the stains were VERY noticeable.

So I just spent the last 20 minutes scrubbing my floor like a madwoman, using Comet and praying. Thankfully, I think I got 90% of it off, and the rest blends in with the floor design.

THIS? IS WHY I DON'T CLEAN, PEOPLE. It just leads to more cleaning that didn't need to be done before I started cleaning. >_<;
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (SQUEE!)
2012-01-19 09:03 pm

New meme~!

For the DCAU universe, minus Young Justice (since it already has a meme of it's own):

[livejournal.com profile] dcanimated

Doesn't even need a kink, can be Gen, Fluff, Porn, or anything in between.