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 (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 (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 (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 (Luffy: Unimpressed)
2012-01-15 02:32 pm
Entry tags:

Sunday Blarghs.

Nowhere I really need to go badly enough to deal with Sunday buses, and nothing on TV all night.

So. Today has been a cleaning day, as we have yearly apartment inspections coming up soon. I'm not a messy person by any stretch of the imagination, nor do I overcrowd my apartment with room-mates (or use it as a grow-op/meth lab, LOL). But I don't do basic cleaning as much as I should, and I haven't cleaned my fridge/oven out in ages. Frost-burnt meat and expired conidments... yummy. Bathroom will be cleaned closer to the inspection date, as the darn thing never stays clean for long. >_>

I want to photograph a few thing to put up on Kijiji too; they've been sitting in a corner of my living room for about a year now, so I'm due to actually do something about them...

I'm also going to scan some pages from IDW's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle series for Scans_Daily over on DreamWidth. I started with #1 in September...and promptly forgot to continue. Plus finish up/scan some sketches from "Sudden Swerve".

Why no, I don't procrasinate at all. *whistles innocently*


EDIT: I swear, if I get attacked by winter static one more frigging time today...! *rages*
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Piccolo is unsure)
2012-01-14 01:53 pm
Entry tags:

One more little thing wrong with my body.

I've been having pain in my right foot since October, and was recently diagnosed with having plantar fasciitis. Basically, a band of tissue in my foot connects from my heel to my toes, and walking/standing all day causes it to stretch and have micro-tears, causing pain especially after relaxing for a bit, then trying to walk again.

And I learned that the way I walk is probably why my knees are so bad; my steps angle in a little more than the normal person, putting more strain on them. Best free assessment ever!

Good news is, it might be helped with stretches and orthotics (which my health insurance mostly covers, thankfully). And if it gets bad, there's anti-inflammatories to help reduce the swelling. Some people say they don't work, but I'm hoping I'm one of the ones it does work for...


On a more amusing note, the pamphlet I got re: plantar faciitis described the soreness from the heel as 'exquisite pain'. I don't think I've ever heard this phrase used outside of porny fanfics, so for it to be used in a medical term was a little weird. XD
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Default)
2012-01-03 08:03 pm

Boring nonsense, carry on.

So weird having days off during the week, especially after working only one day; I normally work Monday to Friday, but the holidays always throw that off. Plus a weekend guy broke his leg, so I have Friday off, work Saturday, then have Sunday off. Yeah. Weird.

Since I did nothing on New Years and I'm 90% over my cold (broke New Year's Eve night. Figures.), I decided to go out and spend some money at the mall. Bought "The Great Muppet Caper", "The Muppet Movie", "The Iron Giant", "and Julie and Julia" for $10 each at HMV, and spent $20 on new shirts at Reitman's since my old ones are woefully small; it was kinda picked over though, I'll have to go back after the Boxing Day sales. I almost bought Greatest Hits CD's of Journey and Lonestar too, but remembered I can get them cheaper on iTunes (Current mainstream music? What's that? LOL).

Currently doing some sketches based on my Tracks/Raoul fic 'Danger: Sudden Swerve', and I'm taking on the January challenge at [livejournal.com profile] tf_rare_pairing, which is the pairing of your choice from a third-person POV. This is the perfect opportunity to continue 'Close Encounters' with a certain red boombox... ;D
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Jupiter: Shine On)
2011-12-31 09:28 pm

2011: In Retrospect

And here we are again, the end of another year; 3 hours to go here. At times 2011 seemed to fly by, and then other times it seemed like days were dragging on. The world's changed alot this year; countries rose up, dictators fell, and it's still going on into 2012.

My life in 2011 wasn't nearly as exciting as that, but stuff did happen.

The highs and lows )

...I completed 14 pieces of fanwork this year. Fourteen.

That's more than I did in 2009/2010 combined. I think it's the most I've done in a year since I started working full-time and living alone. I was afraid I was losing my love of art for awhile, afraid I was going to lose one of the only real hobbies I had. Instead, I found new muses in Raoul and Tracks, Piccolo and Sailor Jupiter, and drew. I even started writing real stories again, which I hadn't really done since my Sonic the Hedgehog fandom days, almost a decade ago (if you want a laugh, they're on my FF.net account).

I'm not going to pretend I'll ever have the same amount of fanwork as I did working part-time and having my meals/laundry/shopping done for me (that was living, I tell ya!), but one or two pieces a month? I'd be happy with that.

So. *raises a glass of Coke* Adios, 2011; may 2012 bring as many (preferably good) surprises as you did in the last 365 days.

...But not the apocalypse. I think we can all live without that little surprise. XD;;;
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Jupiter: Shine On)
2011-12-27 09:50 pm

And yet another holiday trip ends

One week and a Christmas later, I'm back at home, waiting to go back to work tomorrow. BOOOOO.

So, how did it go? Well, it was kind of up and down....

fa la la la la... )

I think I've caught a cold though; my throat's been scratchy since Sunday, and now I'm coughing. Of course.

And I didn't get any art/fic done while traveling; I slept through most of both trips, just because of how freaking early the trips were (I was on the move by 6am, both ways). But from the sounds of it I'm not doing anything for New Year's besides working, so I may try something holiday-related this weekend. If not, there's always next year. XD;
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Luffy & Usopp: YAY!)
2011-12-20 07:36 pm

Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad, Sung Tan Chuk Ha, etc, etc

I begin my travels home for the holidays in about...*checks clock*...10 hours. Still have to do dishes, toss out my trash/the food in my fridge, charge my ipod, and finish packing stuff (including my computer).

And yet all I wanna do is veg, watch Storage Wars, and sleep. Go figure. =_=;;

Anyways, this will likely be my last post for a week (as my parents have crappy internet), so I'll wish my F-list a Happy Holidays!!

Hoopefully when you hear from me next week, I'll have some art/fic to share. 5 hours on a train makes for good artistic time. <3
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Luffy: Unimpressed)
2011-12-15 06:23 pm

'Tis the season for dead grass and bare trees.

With ten days left until Christmas, there isn't a lick of snow on the ground here or in my hometown. In fact, it's been raining all day long. The weather report for the next 14 days isn't very promising either.

All I want for Christmas is a White Christmas. ;_;
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Luffy: Unimpressed)
2011-11-30 06:04 pm

*flops on couch and groans*

I am not leaving this couch until bedtime. Period (well, except for snacks, but that doesn't count). You want to see a person's true colors? Take them grocery shopping; you'll see them at their worst. -_-

Going to do a quick edit/spellcheck on my Raoul/Tracks Five Firsts Challenge, expect it to be up in the next couple hours.

But first? FOOOOOOOOOD.
rebecky_mo: First look of Usopp after timeskip (Hanahige!)
2011-11-27 04:54 pm

Good enough.

It took an entire can of paint, 3.5 coats, and some serious touching up. BUT, I can call my accents walls done more or less to my approval. The last touches are still tacky, but I'm slowly putting things back to normal.

And I'm 15 minutes away from finishing my laundry and getting dinner in the oven.

NOW, for the last thing on my 'To Do' List this weekend... *eyes the Raoul/Tracks 'Five Firsts' Challenge*

Four 'Firsts' down, one to go.