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Tumblr has kind of taken over my Internet life *_*;

I've been out in the woods a lot lately, and I've had two near death experiences since I started taking long walks in the woods. The first one was a while ago, and not that big of a deal, but the second one happened yesterday and for a split second I seriously thought that I was about to meet my maker.
I was walking down a road when all of a sudden a beast of a moose walks out of the forest and out on the road. I have never been so close to an animal that big before, like I stared it dead in the eye. We both scared each other, and we froze, staring at each other for a couple of seconds before it suddenly sprinted out on the meadow behind some bushes. Every step it took made the ground shake. It was so awesome!!

It was such an adrenaline rush!

I've seen lots of snakes too.

So, nature is kind of my new love. I want to learn how to make fire with friction using dry wood and stones...and how to make rope with plants...and other stuff that are good to know when you're out in the woods.


Broken Cookie Jars and Spilled Milk FST

I'm waiting for a shop to open, so I figured I could be a little productive in the meantime and post the FST for the Big Bang that I put together a while back. I might post it on tumblr at some point, if I remember to do it...

Aug. 2nd, 2012

I have a question. How stylistically correct is it to use "[adjective] male" when speaking of a man in prose written in English? Instead of using the character's name, I mean. I've been running into that a lot lately, and it bothers me.

When I read stuff like: "the blue-haired male" or "the lonely male" or "the two males", it just pulls me out of the story because I suddenly start to read in that narrator's voice from Discovery Channel/History Channel, and my internal camera man zooms out from all the camera angles so that it looks like we're filming what we're reading from a thorny bush somewhere on the African savanna. It might be because I partially translate the word into Swedish - "hane" which is usually used when speaking of males in the animal kingdom. (There are other words to translate "male" into, but "hane" is the first thing that pops into my mind.)

Also, when you've established that the character(s) you're writing about are, in fact, male, how necessary is it to keep using "male" instead of writing the character's name out? It might be a stylistic choice, but I don't know, which is why I'm asking :/


TWEWY part 2

Nyahahaha~ I finished it yesterday. Today. Very early today I finished it.

I've been babysitting a cat so I haven't had much else to do but to play the game, and since I'm getting KH3D at the end of the month I figured I should finish it asap.

Anyhooo, it was really good. The side-missions were a bit bland, but I liked the story overall, I loved the concept, and the characters <3

My favorite is Beat. Beat and Neku. Their week was probably my favorite one, but Neku's week with Joshua was great too, it's just that Beat made me laugh so much. During Joshua's week he just randomly showed up for a fight and then went on his way, I don't know why that's so funny to me. It's so random XDD

And he turned out to be so cute! He was so emotional, and somewhat clueless although he was kind of street smart? XD; Is he in KH3D? I can't remember if I saw him in the trailer *_*;

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Finally got around to play The World Ends With You yesterday, and I just played some more. I'm on Shiki's 6th day. The game's pretty nice, the story just stepped up. There's mainly one thing that bothers the fudge out of me and that's the background music @__@ what the ever living fudge...there are like five or six songs on loop, maybe seven or eight counting the battle themes, and I semi-like one song that is kind of ruined by the chorus, and that song is ALWAYS cut short. There are two other songs, the ones that are played the most obviously, that are about to piss me off.


The real lyrics might be something else, but that's what I'm hearing.

I thought the other one was one of the character's ring signal and I tried to find a way to get to the cell phone for at least five minutes before realizing that it was a background song. That one goes: Caaalliiiing you hear the caaaallliiiing, caaallliing you hear the caaaaalliiiing.
Not as bad as the first one, but it reminds me of Koda Kumi, and I just don't like that woman's voice >_<

The one I like is called "Deja Vu". It's very TommyFebruary6-ish. I think that Squeenix should've just used her music as bgm, it fits, it's got a wide emotional range, like, there was just a really emotional scene that made me like Shiki (she annoyed me before that, but I figured that with a Squeenix-game, I just had to be ready for a quota of annoying 2D female characters) BUT the scene was fudged up with that god darned Calling-song.

In other related news, I like the concept of the game. I got where the plotline was going when the AU-thing was revealed, and that entrance fee was thumbs up. The Ramen shop was just mean. I was sitting there with nothing but canned olives to eat when I had to walk into the Ramen shop and see the lovely food ;___;

If there's another TWEWY game, SE better step up on the bgm front. Music is alpha and omega in cutscenes, even if it's just text based. The map music is just godawful, I mean, that was okay in Pokémon Blue, Red and Yellow. Now, not so much.

Also, Neku is a young Karl Pilkington...with hair.

What a week

I'm mentally exhausted. It's been such an emotional week - good emotions. I've been meeting lots of people and socializing, and doing stuff. I was surprised to find out that it's Wednesday. It felt like a Sunday *_*

I was out shopping the other day, and there were so many pretty things!! I found an ice cream machine on sale, so I bought it and used it today to make peppermint ice cream, and it was SO GOOD!! I'm gonna have to get myself a three-person panel for tasting all of my experiments @.@ I want to do mascarpone ice cream with dark Martini. You don't know how good that mix is. When I make Tiramisu, I skip the Amaretto liquor (I don't like it) and replace it with dark Martini and it's heaven.

My first homemade ice cream:



My latest trip to Paris wasn't all nightmare. The first day in the city was quite relaxing and when we got to Gare du Nord I had my first real Macaron at Paul's. We bought two; one pistachio and one chocolate. They were DELISH. Both Macarons were huge though so everyone got a bite.

Anyhoo, I've been wanting to make Macarons since I got home, even before that, but everyone's been saying that it's really difficult and that there's a learning curve and that you're bound to fail a couple of times before you get it right, blah blah.

But I wanted to give it a go. So I searched far and wide for grounded almonds for two days! And I bought a digital kitchen scale. After three days of preparations, I finally got to do some Macaroons! It was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I decided to make peppermint chocolate macarons for my first time :D


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Paris 2012

Going to Paris over the weekend. I'm back on Monday. I'm gonna miss my cat Lilo but she'll be in good hands while I'm gone. My little babyyy~~~~


Have a great one! :D


Laundry day...

...so I'm sat here with my phone, half asleep. I thought I'd be productive and do something of import while surfing the web, but that's not me today XD

I was at a gathering for translators held by Instituto Cervantes yesterday. There weren't many people there. We were about 20? It was lots of fun. I sometimes forget how much I like hearing people speak Spanish. It calms me ^^;; and the Spanish spoken yesterday was so pretty! I wanted to sit there and listen to them talk all day @.@
At the end it was decided that Instituto Cervantes would host more gatherings for translators (who translate from/to Spanish) and we were going to form a support group where we could discuss ideas, different works, hang out XD...they'll plan it all out during the summer and the first meeting is in September. I'm looking forward to it so muuuch! I think I was the one with the least experience in the group, and I just, I want to get to know everyone and have them teach me everything they know. I don't know how much help I'll be XD, but I'm sure there's something. If not, I'll have to bribe them with a banana cream pie.