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2017-04-10 02:26 pm
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In light of LJ's latest assfuckery, I've decided to dust off this old account (not that I used either of them very much in the last few years, but I digress). Haven't decided yet whether I'll just let my LJ account sit and not crosspost/update it anymore, or if I'll delete it. My LJ RP accounts I'll probably just let go when the next purge comes around; the ones I really want to save have already been imported over to Dreamwidth anyway.

So, I'm back. In case, you know, anyone wants to say hi.
ladyiapetus: (Cubs: Ronnie)
2013-05-07 09:56 pm

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No, Cicero-president-guy, what's holding the Cubs back is not Wrigley Field. If that were the case then the Cubs would be doing much better on the road than they are right now.

What's holding the Cubs back is their pitching, specifically the bullpen and specifically specifically Carlos "Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory" Marmol.
ladyiapetus: (Don Music: Headpiano)
2013-04-25 09:03 pm

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No, no it makes perfect sense. The Cubs are winning, therefore they have to send in Marmol - who's not even the closing pitcher anymore! - to fuck it all up.


EDIT: Holy shit, they actually won despite Marmol.
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2013-01-14 07:36 pm

Computer update

Approximately 48 hours and $40 later, my laptop is now in the shop. Hopefully I'll hear something positive some time tomorrow. In the meantime, thank God for smartphones and tablets.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

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2013-01-13 01:13 am

Sudden computer issue

So tonight my computer suddenly began giving me a hard disk error. It's the first time I've ever had a comp do that.

Do I state panicking, back shit up and start thinking if replacements? Or do I take a breath, calm down a little and start backing shit up?

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

ladyiapetus: (Doctor Who: Facepalm)
2012-12-18 08:44 pm

Emergency maintenance my ass

Livejournal is undergoing "emergency maintenance".

Dollars to donuts everybody will be switched over to the new friends page when LJ comes back up.
ladyiapetus: (Robotech: Kim Young)
2012-10-11 03:03 pm

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As if I didn't have enough things that all require my money this month, my brain has now decided that I need to upgrade my current iPod nano to the new iPod nano. As if my new iPhone wasn't enough. Thank you, brain.

Maybe I'll put it on my Christmas list for this year...

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My BJD family has grown quite a bit since I last posted about them. I got my dark tan Bei and my light tan Isabella. And recently I've fallen in love with Fairyland Dolls; I've already added two Pukifees and one Littlefee to my group.

Here are the hoodlums in question:

We're helping!

The one kneeling beside the suitcase is my Littlefee Ante, Poppy. The smaller one looking at the camera is my Pukifee Zoe Peony. And the one headfirst in the suitcase is Daisy, my Pukifee Flora. Next time I'll post a picture where you can actually see her face instead of her feet.
ladyiapetus: (Don Music: Headpiano)
2012-06-15 09:31 pm

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So, I've been trying to read fic on FF.Net this afternoon but every time I click on a story I get "This is a fraudulent website" notices from my Norton Anti-Virus; doesn't matter what fandom or what story I click on. Is anyone else having this problem?

In other news, I'm fairly certain that the auction house ripped off my grandfather. Now that one of my cousins is renting his house from my uncle, a lot of Grandpa's stuff was put up for auction; there wasn't enough for an individual auction, so Grandpa's stuff was put in with another person's estate. For years there's been an Oriental rug rolled up under Mom and Dad's bed; since there's absolutely no chance of that rug being used Mom decided to put it in with Grandpa's things for the auction and take out whatever profit the rug made from the money Grandpa's stuff made.

The auction was last weekend, and let's just say that Grandpa didn't make as much as Mom hoped. We got the check today and Mom's profit from the rug makes up a good portion of the total money made from the auction. Needless to say Mom's pretty upset, because the money from the auction was supposed to go toward Grandpa's care in the nursing home.

And how convenient it is that my uncle and his family have been on vacation in California for the past week, and so missed the auction. I can't help but wonder if Grandpa might have gotten more money from the auction house if my uncle had been in town.
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2012-06-04 10:05 pm
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Writer's Block: My Town

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Byron, Illinois is home to the Soldier's Monument, the only thing in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was recently refurbished in time for Memorial Day 2012, although the eagle that used to be on top of the spire was not replaced (guess no one wants lightning to strike a third time).

The town is also the birthplace and hometown of Albert Spalding, founder of A.G. Spalding Sporting Goods. Remember seeing the name "Spalding" on those basketballs you played with during gym class or at recess? That's the same guy.
ladyiapetus: (Killjoys: Missile Kid)
2012-05-31 07:35 pm

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Hello, my name is Kim and I'm a BJD addict.

(Hi, Kim.)

Seriously, I had no idea how addicting this hobby could be when I first started out on it. I started out back in February with a BBB Isabella. Now I'm up to six dolls with a seventh on the way. Last month I special ordered a dark tan Resinsoul Bei from the Bobobie website (I'm planning on doing her up as Rue from The Hunger Games), and earlier this week I received the BBB March that I had ordered through Denver Doll Emporium.

And now I'm considering putting another doll on layaway through DDE, another Isabella in light tan.

So while I'm working that little conundrum out, have some more spam of my girls. First up a picture of Viola (formerly Rue). She's definitely the sophisticated older sister of my group.

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Next up, Posy.

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Prim:

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And last but not least here's the newest member of my group: Lily, a BBB March.

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Family Photo

And here's a group photo of all of my girls. From left to right - Lily, Alba, Posy (and dolly), Prim and Viola.

On a related note, it's funny to have the camera ask if anyone blinked after taking a picture of one of the girls.
ladyiapetus: (Killjoys: The Missile Kid)
2012-05-11 09:19 pm

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I had no idea that Storage Wars could be so addicting. Damn you, A&E... Must be because of my love for antique stores and flea markets.

"1985's calling, and it wants it's couch back." *snerk*

Speaking of flea markets, the Pec thing is in a week, and I've managed to get the day off of work so Mom and I can go. Can't wait.

And for a little change of pace, how about some BJD mini-spam? Allow me to introduce the newest member of my little family.

Posy and Dolly

This is Posy, my Resinsoul Yu. I've had her for about a couple weeks, but refrained from posting any pictures for her because I had absolutely no clothes for her. I bought a couple Barbie Kelly outfits off of eBay but they were way too small. All I had were some extra Moondreamers and Strawberry Shortcake dresses but those were short enough to be barely too short.
ladyiapetus: (Killjoys: Missile Kid)
2012-04-20 08:14 pm

Yet more BJD spam

Know how addicting this hobby is? My little "family" has increased by two.

First, here are a couple pictures of Rue.

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Up next is the first of my new girls, Alba. She is a white Resinsoul Bei I purchased secondhand off of eBay. Alba actually arrived at my house the day of my grandmother's funeral.

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Just to prove that I have no self-control when it comes to BJDs, about a week after I got Alba I bought Prim, a Resinsoul Ni, from Junkyspot.

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Now I'm debating about the next addition to my little family, either a Bobobie March or a smaller Resinsoul Yu. And that's not including the dark tan Bei I'm trying to special order from the RS website (if I ever hear back from them).
ladyiapetus: (Killjoys: The Missile Kid)
2012-04-17 09:32 am

Writer's Block: Give It Up

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You know what would make me happy? If all of the politicians would just knock off all the efforts to insult their opponents/the other political parties. We don't want to hear how horrible you think your rival is or how much her/his ideas suck; we want to hear about your ideas, and to be able to determine for ourselves whether they suck or not!

"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all." - It's not just a quote from Bambi!
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2012-03-28 03:57 pm
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All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] akavertigo at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c



I Use and will continue to use BT Guard for as long as it is useful.
ladyiapetus: (CSI: Family)
2012-03-22 02:26 pm

RE: Malice in Wonderland

Forgot to post about it last night, but props to David Hodges for taking a level in badass! "Knowledge of the physical limitations of duct tape" indeed!
ladyiapetus: (Chicago Cubs: Ron Santo)
2012-03-07 10:57 pm

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I just teared up at a commercial for the NLB 2012 videogame that showed the Cubbies winning the World Series.

How wrong/sad is that?
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2012-02-16 11:22 pm

One down, one to go

So, tonight was Grandma's visitation. It was one of those nice, mostly awkward deals where I hardly knew anybody who came so I didn't talk to anybody. Miracle of miracles, all of my dad's siblings were civil and - dare I say it - nice to each other the entire time. Quite a change from the past couple weeks when a couple of them could barely stand to be in the same room as the others.

Funeral's tomorrow, and Saturday my dad and his siblings are supposedly getting together to go through some of Grandma's things - probably her artwork, too - to see what everyone wants and what-not. I have a feeling the civil attitudes are going to dissipate fairly quickly then.