friends, my life in Japan is pretty great and one of these days I'll stop playing ESO and writing fic long enough to tell you all about it but today i am here to tell you that if you don't yuri on ice then


i really don't know what to tell you, friends.

i really don't.

carry on

(inb4 i'm terrified they're gonna pull a bait and switch like so many times in the past but hope springs, etc)
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I never realise what a twitterholic I am until it goes down and I become UNABLE to yell about how much I love the song I'm currently listening to. Twitter is kind of the only place to do that though, you know?

Anyway, so is anyone else going to Leviosa? 8)

Poll #2042249 Leviosa?

What is your current position on Leviosa?

You have definite plans to go
You have tentative plans to go
You are still thinking about whether or not to go
You have considered it but are definitely not going
You aren't even considering it
This is the first you've heard of it
Something else

I need moar icons.

Japan Trip 2015!

So! I went to Japan last year, right around Golden Week, and I've finally gotten all the photos uploaded. \o/

I spent the first half of the journey in Kyushu, staying in Fukuoka right near Hakata Station and taking daytrips to:
The second half of the trip was with FRIENDS! longleggedgit met me in Okayama and we took a trip to BUNNY ISLAND / Ōkunoshima which was not quite as bunnyrrific as the videos would have you believe (perhaps because of the season), but we did get to hang out with a bunch of bunnies. On the way back we stopped in Mihara to eat (...we searched and searched and ended up at Saizeriya XD), and then walked around Kurashiki a bit. The next day we made our way to Osaka/Kyoto to attended a special Kuroko no Basuke event and then hightailed it (literally....) to Kobe to meet up with imadra_blue (J) and two of her JET friends. The next day L, J, and I went to Universal Studios Japan for some Attack on Titan and Harry Potter geekery.

I barely spent any time in Tokyo that time around and most of the photos I took there feature people and/or are on my phone which I'm always way too lazy to clean up. >.> I did take some photos in Shibuya while visiting the special Gintama store inside the PARCO there but it was only a handful (they are the daylight photos in the Shibuya album at the bottom of the page). Kawagoe, where I went to have dinner with longleggedgit and feikoi, was an unexpected highlight of the Tokyo-area portion of my visit.

Anyway, I want to post to LJ more but I also want to post to Tumblr more but I am also spectacularly obsessed with Elder Scrolls Online -- and on that note, it's almost raid night and I still have to fix dinner so I'm out.

(ETA: All the photos say they were taken in 2014 but that's because I am a GENIUS who told my new camera it was 2014...)

*Smaug face*

i am back from Japan (it was amazing as always) and i'm still sorting through 1800+ photos of the trip but in the meantime here are some (occasionally grainy) photos of my anime merchandise haul, mostly for sodamnquirky!

i spent an absolutely ridiculous amount of money but you will note all most of these are useful household and/or stationery items of great usefulness!

anyone who tries to tell you it is a collection is a slandering slanderer who slanders. /coughs

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ichigo calendar

ye gods now we've got people trying to cash in on OTHER PEOPLE'S fanfic

ETA (next day) And it looks like they've removed all AO3 works, or at least un-indexed. I didn't send them anything but my works are no longer showing up in searches. OTW magic or twitter magic, either or

so there's this website called ebooks tree -- i'm not giving them traffic, just google it and it's the first result. if you search your ao3 (or wattpad, if you publish there?) username you might find that one or more of your stories have been made available as pdf "ebooks"

AO3 and the OTW are aware of the issue: AO3 has already taken steps to make scraping more difficult, and the OTW is considering further steps they can take as an organisation. The OTW also advises sending these people DMCA takedown notices

however please read this before you send them anything, ok? ok <3

(i'm not around to talk about this as i have a fic chapter to finish today but i'll be around tomorrow if you have input/want to vent/etc)

Japan \o/

I keep wondering what I should post about on here but it's like, wow, I haven't made a real post in an age and a half. There have been pretty huge changes in my life since I last properly updated but I don't really want to talk about those (not for any sad/bad reasons, I just don't wanna :Dv). Many things are still the same though -- I continue to be sports anime trash, for example. Though that's not really "the same" from this journal's POV, since "the same" here would be HP fannishness, and that's just not a part of my life the way it used to be, nor do I think it will be again*.

how do I bloge


I'm going to Japan in a couple of weeks so that inspired me to finally put up the photos from last spring's trip (other than the ones of my Free! fan trip to Iwami). They're all in a collection on flickr but mixed in with the 2011 trip photos (i only keep my flickr organised thematically) -- the newest albums are listed at the top, and a bunch of spring photos have been added to the Kōkyogaien and Ueno summer albums (the new ones are with all the cherry blossoms :D)

Anyway, some of my favs are under the cut.

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Hopefully after this year's trip I will upload the photos soon after I come back. ^^

*I am going to Leviosa though because, I mean. Vegas. July. Geeking out at a resort. 8) hmu if you are going/thinking of going!
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