CPM

Apr. 29th, 2009 11:05 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] reynardine mentioned that CPM has filed for Chapter 7. >.> It's always such a shame when the old companies fold like this. They had some really good titles, and heaven knows how many of those titles we bought when we were first getting into anime. (This is especially true prior to the opening up of online shopping and importing directly from Japan.) ^^;

minor ramble )

How ironic that the music I'd hunted down over the past number of days are the soundtracks for Arslan Senki (Heroic Legend of Arslan) and Utena. I have to decide if I want to re-rip Utena since they were apparently back-ported from FSU's iPod after her last desktop died the big crash.

Looks like my archive calendar's back to normal. ^_^ And I thought I saw someone say something about cuts working properly with X-posting, so here's to hoping...

[ETA: It works! ^o^]

[X-posted between DW ([personal profile] shadow) and LJ ([livejournal.com profile] kagedreams)]
shadow: Hmph! (Corti)
Deleted all of the smut and non-fic posts that were imported yesterday. I really wish there was a mass delete function or at least a multi-post edit function. >.> Ah, well, the main thing is that they're gone now. The odd thing is that, according to the archive calendar, I still 'have' posts dating back to 2005. Methinks something isn't updating properly. ^^;

Still not sure if I'm going to keep my fics on this account or not. Possibly not. As much as I like the higher post limit, I don't think I'd make a *fic* post that long. The *expletive deleted* 'summaries' I write will hopefully be the only things in that range.

[X-posted between DW (shadow) and LJ (kagedreams)]
shadow: (chibi Edgar)
The things that come to mind when it wanders... >.> I really think I need to let this one go and get a new brain. ^^;

Ideas that came to mind based on the short description from Cobalt when thinking about the new HakuYou novel:

1 - Lydia disappears and Edgar (and others?) goes after [pretty typical and boooorrrrinnggg]
2 - Kelly disappears, Lydia (and Nico?) go after her, and Edgar (and Raven?) goes after Lydia
3 - Lydia sticks her nose into things getting everyone caught up in trouble
4 - Raven does something causing Edgar to 'punish' him again and ends up in a dress (again). Despite being in the company of many ladies, Raven gets kidnapped, ......Edgar realises Raven'll have no troubles getting himself out of trouble and decides to enjoy Lydia's company alone while waiting for Raven to get back. Nico decides to bring Raven back to the human realm after Edgar mentions Raven has no sense of direction and easily gets lost.
5 - As #4 because Edgar tries to preempt Lydia from getting herself (and everyone else) into trouble

Otherwise, it looks like HakuYou Vol 2 (manga) is coming out May 25th. ISBN for those who might be interested is 9784088464107.

[X-posted to Dreamwidth ([personal profile] shadow) and LJ ([livejournal.com profile] kagedreams)]

Cookies!

Apr. 25th, 2009 10:23 pm
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FSU, FSU, FSU... What am I to do with you...

When she came home today with groceries, she said 'cookies'. Since she mentioned wanting choco chip cookies earlier this week, I assumed she *bought* cookies. No, she 'lost' a bet and had to *make* cookies. ^^;

silliness )

If anyone has any recipes that use buttermilk, I'd love to hear it. ^^;

Otherwise, I think yesterday might've seen the end of the honeymoon for me and Dreamwidth. *laughs* (Don't get me wrong, I do like DW, but...) 'Ye massive block of text' that results from X-posting *killed* me as I reformatted it so I could actually work with it on LJ. Had I been thinking straight, I would have done a straight search and replace or similar (50kb of text and manual editing is big time stupid), but unfortunately, the brain was not working at 2:30AM. :P I'm going to try something different with this X-post and see what it does to the formatting. I've never liked the massive single line of code approach to HTML, so I really don't like editing these posts once they're X-posted. >.> Ah well, shall see.

[X-posted to Dreamwidth ([personal profile] shadow) and LJ ([livejournal.com profile] kagedreams)]

Hmmm...

Apr. 24th, 2009 12:27 pm
shadow: (chibi Edgar)
Got tired of waiting until the pseudo-summary-more-like-translation for vol 6 is long enough to surpass LJ's posting limits and decided to try X-posting my 2008 NaNo instead. For those who know, yes, that monstrosity that no one (possible not even I) can read because it's poorly written in J... (Can you call it J if there are so many typos that I'm not sure I'll be able to figure out what characters were meant to be written?) *laughs*

As expected, the post failed to X-post, but unfortunately that's all I know--no reason is given for the failure. (It posted fine though.) That's okay, when pasting the text into my browser, I was almost afraid I crashed the *browser* since it stopped responding for a long moment. ^^; Ah well. Lots of fun and games. Still trying to learn (re-learn?) the meaning of 'summary'. Hopefully soon, but I also have to admit that I would like to get to... the peacock comment? Either that or until Edgar and Lydia meet up again for translations more than summary. There's just too much fun stuff in the book until then. :P

FWIW, at my current pace, I can probably post the first part of the pseudo-summary...... tonight or tomorrow depending. (Especially since I've been mentioning this so much. >.> ) Essentially, it should be ~60pgs of the book. (I should probably read through things once and hunt down and destroy any lurking grocer's apostrophes or other similar horrors though.)

(Methinks I like chibi-Edgar a bit too much. He's being used an awful lot. ^^; )

[X-posted to Dreamwidth (shadow) and LJ (kagedreams)]
shadow: (chibi Edgar)
Shounen Onmyouji's latest novel is set for June 1 release. Apparently, it'll be the start of a new story arc. (Ack! I haven't read any of the books from the previous arc! >.<;)

The zakki tease Masahiro while he and Mokkun work hard in the capital when a wind carrying youki turns into a storm. That wind was being caused by tengu who were searching for the (a?) missing young tengu!!


Dear Me:

According to the Oxford Dictionary, this is the meaning of summary:

rest of I know not what )

A couple quotes. :P
Edgar:
Things between Lydia and I have been going extremely well lately. She no longer hates it when I ask her to accompany me, she doesn't get angry when I hold her hand, and sometimes she even looks like she's enjoying herself when she's with me. We've finally become like lovers.


Lydia:
'For me, you are love's greatest problem!'


[X-posted between Dreamwidth ([personal profile] shadow) and LJ ([livejournal.com profile] kagedreams)]
shadow: Hmph! (Corti)
Reading through the latest news from Dreamwidth, I discovered that auto-X-posting should be possible. So... (decidedly not a) drive-by post. :P

WRT the weirdness / fail a week+ ago by Amazon, I have to admit I've been watching how the J site behaves even though (as I'd mentioned when that stuff was hitting the fan) I don't actually read GLBT stuffs at the moment. Heck, I don't read English much at the moment (which is another issue). However, there is something that's been popping up on occasion on amazon.co.jp that has me wondering if that's the source of all that fail. My question, though, is why on earth am I running into it on occasion if it's not ready to go live??

not a heck of a lot )

Life handed me lemons today--17 of them in fact. (Of the fruit kind! Minds can get out of the gutters! :P ) Weird question: is it better to add lemon zest to hot water, cold water, or does it not make a difference?

Back to HakuYou vol 6 summary and my attempt to find out post limits for Dreamwidth and if it's any different from LJ. (Why, no. I'm not going to just take a pre-existing summary and post it here. That'd be no fun.) I wonder how long this sucker's going to take me... *sigh*

(......Come to think of it, would it be any different? If it were, wouldn't it create problems with X-posting...?)

[X-posted between [personal profile] shadow and [livejournal.com profile] kagedreams]

[Edited to add: Hmm... cut tags don't go across, so there's a touch of clean-up when X-posting. Will have to keep that in mind for next time. ^^; ]

[Edited to add2: Make sure all edits are done on this end (or remove X-post option) when editing. So much for my LJ edits... ^^; ]
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First post joy! ^o^

I am *so* lost at the moment but am seriously looking forward to poking around and seeing how everything works in here. I've especially been looking forward to seeing how the friends function works ever since reading about the different levels. I'm still not sure if I want to import my LJ (let alone which one(s)) though. Hopefully, it'll be possible to import journal(s) in later. Likewise, I haven't made myself an appropriate icon for this journal. >.<;;

Looking around, it's *so* different yet familiar, and there's no question about construction dust everywhere. Everything feels so shiny and *new*! (Can I abuse the poor asterisk any more? :P ) I especially need to look around and see what features are available to free accounts vs paid. One of the things I noticed right away when setting this journal up was the kanji mood theme; I didn't agree with (or know... ^^;) some of the kanji used, and would probably want to change some of them if I were to use said theme. (Call me contrary.) :P When I was reading about all the development going on in those sorts of areas, I didn't realise that there'd be so little available yet. ^^; It seriously makes me want to try and figure out how to do things like layouts (something I've never tried before), making mood themes (something I've been pondering lately but was thinking more along the lines of screen cap from fave series and make up a set), ...and how do I make a cut on here?! *laughs*

stuff )

Whoops. Past 3AM is not when I should be posting. :P Next post will most likely be in Japanese as I finish off that silly fic I've been sitting on for the past month or more and try posting it. Really I should be posting it to my J blog, but... :P I want to see how this place handles other language posting. (Come to think of it, I haven't looked to see if there's other language support for the layouts yet either. There's so much poking around and everything else that I want to do in here! ^^; )

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