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( Mar. 2nd, 2012 10:41 pm)
Felt like trying to keep track of the books I read this year, granted it's already a little fuzzy since I'm not exactly sure where some cut off between last year and this year(trimmed out anything there's even a chance I actually started in December though, just to be sure).

That said...
Books read in 2012 )

Recommendations always welcome! I like zombies, dystopian/post-apocalyptic worlds, lesbian fluff, female main characters, not ignoring the existence of POC/queer folks/ect., horror, monsters of all sorts, mythology and some urban fantasy, queer reimagings, and 1950s-style parody/noir.
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( Feb. 21st, 2012 02:02 am)
My car's inspection was rejected and it'd take at least 1k to fix and even then was sure to break down again, so I decided to scrap it. Was my first car, so kinda woe over it being gone. RIP Domi. Fyi, its name was Dominique, as in Demona from Gargoyle's human name, lol. Was a '97 Pontiac Sunfire. Got it in 2006, came with 140k miles already on it and a CD player that never worked, but *sigh*

Now to begin the unpleasant task of figuring out my transportation situation. I mean, I bike to work and there's several strip malls in a 3-4 mile radius of my house, so it's not exactly like I'm completely stuck. Yet, anything outside that radius(movie theaters, library, clubs, most people I know's homes, clothing stores I actually like, grocery store that actually carries a lot of what I need, and so on...) is at least 12 miles away. Not the worst distance, but still... this area doesn't lend itself well to the vehicleless. Never mind that I'm supposed to visit my sister, a five hour drive, this weekend.

That said, cars are fucking expensive and I'm really not looking forward to draining my moving funds on this. Blah.
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( Jan. 25th, 2012 09:55 pm)
It was an okay birthday.

Woke up, light 3 mile run, hour full-body massage(pre-paid for, so I just had to enjoy it), library for awhile, and dinner at my current favorite restaurant(note to self: don't eat the pepper that comes with the chana masala just because B did). Not much in gifts, getting older and all that, but those I did get were of the giftcard variety, which I like, my hobbies and interests tend to make it hard for me to tell someone who isn't into the same thing what I want and not worry about them overpaying or having to really hunt for it due to lack of knowledge.

For the rest of the day, zombie books and tea bath(and probably some drawing and cleaning). Was going to go dancing, but the weekend is way better so... later.

Hope everyone else who had a birthday today, know a few, had a fantastic day and that everyone else's was pretty swell too. ;p
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( Dec. 25th, 2011 11:39 pm)
For the holidays, I got my little brother these new rims for his car. Only, they didn't arrive in time. So, I improvised...

...with ten minutes, cardboard, paint(and brush), and an x-acto knife. The sheer look of absolute confusion on his face upon opening it, prior to an explanation, was well worth accidentally stabbing myself in the process.
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( Sep. 7th, 2011 08:39 pm)
Joined [ profile] daily_pony and had thus been taking some pics of my... herd, so I figured I'd post a few so far here(maybe cheer up for some of those who bought DC today?). Feel free to excuse any 'lol, amateur photography' vibe, heh.

Read more... )

Also, we had a mini 'art war' at work.
Read more... )
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( Aug. 27th, 2011 09:39 pm)
Haven't posted here much anymore, might try to rectify that.

Lately I've just been... lots of ups and downs and nothing in particular. Have a million little projects I'm working on that make me feel productive yet at the same time I feel stuck and like I need something to happen. Yeah, vague paragraph is vague.

Mostly just distracting myself from the storm going on and being trapped inside right now so, some of which Tumblr folk have already have seen, a few drawings. )
Dinner with parents tonight was a bad idea. I mean, I came for the food as I'm always good for good food, but two young white straight cis military guys, cousin and friend, talking about how 'gay (enlisted) people might use the fact that they're gay to get out of doing stuff by "claiming" to be harassed' and how 'everyone gets bullied, you just have to deal with it(same topic)' kinda put me on edge.*

But, I didn't know my cousin's friend aside from this meeting and I'm not too close to that particular cousin. Either way, I gave my input on the matter and it eventually got derailed/dropped by inquiries of what 'ginger' means in regards to people. Whatever.

Except, my mother just decided to 'have a talk' with me about how I was very rude and shouldn't have 'gone off', something that no one else seemed to feel was what I did, on my cousin's friend about it and how I made him uncomfortable. Then she topped it off with a 'you might(lol, love that in there) be gay, but even if(again!) you are that, it doesn't give you the right to be rude to people about it!'

* Only small plus was my father taking my side in his passive way
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( Nov. 23rd, 2010 09:00 pm)
For those who only follow me here, sorry! More active on Twitter, Tumblr, and TeaChat(lol). Will eventually get the photos up for those who wanted to see, just busyish with the impending doom holidays.

In the meantime, have some....
Femslash and Questions(oddly, not together) )

It's an Iroh teabag! I guess... the things I make when left to my own devices...
Might make a better/more durable/re-useable version later, but for now I'm just amused and content with it.
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( Sep. 13th, 2010 01:22 am)
Short photo post leading into a mega-post or two on Siem Reap. Travel for the New Year trip went like so...
Guangzhou -plane- Bangkok -bus/taxi- Rayong -speedboat- Ko Samet -ferry- Rayong -taxi/bus- Bangkok -plane- Phnom Penh -boat- Siem Reap -bus- Phnom Penh -plane- Bangkok -plane- Guangzhou
Think that was about it...

Any who, this would be the 'Phnom Penh -boat- Siem Reap' part. ;p

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( Sep. 12th, 2010 11:07 pm)

While none of the family live(d) in Beijing, it turned out that my aunt had a friend who lived up there with her son and a spare room, so one weekend my cousin and I went ahead and bought two tickets on the over-night train to Beijing(a first for her as well!). Being cheap we got ones that meant we had to share a car with other people, we had the top bunks and some old folk had the bottom ones, though all in all it wasn't a bad trip.

That said... roughly two days in Beijing.
Pics and babble under cut )
While my initial flight landed in Hong Kong, I didn't really have time to take much in outside of the MTR, so on the last day before I caught a flight to Shanghai I woke up early and took the fast train(direct from GZ) to Hong Kong for the day.

Roughly 30 pics under cut )
Now with ~100% less "city".

Every Saturday my cousin and I, and on some occasions just me, would take the bus into the city and head over to the Golden Mango. There we'd pay 50 kuai to board a bus with a bunch of other folks and to head out to the countryside for a hash run. These pictures are from those Saturdays.
Wtf is a hash run and pics under cut )
Next few posts should be up a bit faster, XP
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( Jun. 27th, 2010 08:26 pm)
For the last few days work has been slow and, as a result, painfully boring. Today was craft day for kids and in that, I found something to do to alleviate the drudgery.

More pics and the Injustice Trains )
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF.... I accidentally deleted this post. Reposting.

Sorry for the lapse in posts, it being over a month since my last. Been busy(got a job, modeled for a life drawing group, started running more, drawing lots, overdosing on Asian programing, and so on). For the next photo post, I figured I'd focus on the place I spent, roughly, the most time, the city of Guangzhou.

Do people still use dial-up? This isn't safe for that. )
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( Jun. 17th, 2010 04:32 pm)
Just the quick doodles I do for /co/(so comics/cartoons-related), but I figured to post before it piles up anymore. They're mostly in order of when they were made sans the last two.

21 /co/-related doodles under cut )
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( Apr. 29th, 2010 03:58 pm)
I've determined that the next time I will sleep will be on a plane crossing the Pacific. In that regard, one of what will be many photo posts.

At first I considered putting them in order, but that would be much too logical. Instead, I'm starting with the most depressing stop, Phnom Penh. If you know anything about Cambodian history you might understand where this is going and why, especially after a week in the blissful haze of Ko Samet, it was a rather sobering trip. Even if you are unfamiliar with it, don't worry, I'll provide a brief run down.

34 images under cut )
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( Apr. 9th, 2010 07:56 pm)
The moment my cousin gets her arse out of the shower and dressed we're heading off to the train station to catch the overnight to Beijing for the weekend. I am excite.
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( Apr. 4th, 2010 09:45 pm)
Sorry, I think, to those in S_D seeing this twice. But I finally got a computer that will let me upload my pictures, yay! Going to take awhile to compile what I have so far then resize and post them, so bear with me. In the meantime, well, read the title of this post.
Or just click on the cut )
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( Mar. 24th, 2010 03:13 pm)
It was hiding in Hong Kong.

Until yesterday it didn't really sink in for me just how unreligious mainland China is(for good reason, the government has issues with it). Yet, I spent yesterday in Hong Kong which, while being in China, is governed by a different set of rules, and found that it just seemed to keep popping up.

For example, I kept getting slightly turned around in this one area by Central and my 'oh shit, I've come this way already' point ended up being this big church which had this one priest(?) chilling by the main door who seemed amused whenever he saw me. This worked fine until I ran into another church that I assumed was the same one, despite lack of smirking man, making me lost. Oy. Never would have happened in Guangzhou since there's just the one church over on Shamian Island.

Any who, later on, while taking the metro, I was chatted up for a few stops and handed literature by a Jehovah's Witness, a French-Hong Kongese one at that! He seemed proud to tell me the number of Jehovah's Witness' in the US once he learned where I was from. Then, for noteworthy run-in number three, I was helped in getting to Shenzhen, after missing my train from Kowloon->Guangzhou straight through, by a pastor who lives there. He seemed an okay guy and had an impressive collection of stamps/pages in his passport from going through immigration nearly everyday to get to/from HK. Could have done without his 'You need to accept Jesus into your life to be happy' lines, though I figured it came with the territory for someone who moved to China "for God" and had "Jesus loves you! Amen!" on the back of his card.


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