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[13 Jan 2005|11:18am]
Hey look, there's a new layout and it's pretty. Sorta. I am not entirely pleased and may turn it brown, but we will seeee.
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[07 Jan 2005|08:05pm]
[ mood | awake ]

I REALLY want a paid LJ account.... I have like a thousand icons I want to use, roooar.

I think I've been sleeping entirely too much. But the thing is, I wake up still sleepy. Maybe I'm not getting enough REM sleep.

I dreamed about Lindsay and Peregrine last night, which was totally random. I haven't even thought about Lindsay in ages.

Also, calling all fans of Remus J. Lupin who are watching this LJ: need-need-need fanfic, fanart, theories, etc.; to be posted on fansite run by me and Katie (with some help, hopefully, from Pheep!). Spread the word, yo. :D

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Friends-Only [04 Jan 2005|10:55pm]


Whys and whereforesCollapse )
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Stolen from Allie. [29 Dec 2004|03:40am]
[ mood | amused ]

1. Comment and I'll pick one of your LJ interests and draw you a picture with MS Paint.
2. Put this in your journal. And the pic someone drew for you.

Allie drew me this:
http://www.geocities.com/karoechan/taymcat.txt

Which is actually two interests. XD Yay.

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Friends [29 Dec 2004|03:02am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

If you want on my friends list and aren't, please leave a comment on this entry. That said, look, I drew MWPP-era Remus post-vomiting (cos I'd assume the morning after your entire body goes on a weird transforming spree and you spend the night biting and clawing yourself and eating mice [?] you get a bit nauseous), but posted this other places, so I'm just a loser that way:

Piccy.

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New Sketch Blog [26 Dec 2004|03:00am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Well, Pheep and I (and hopefully Allie and Raz!) have started a sketch blog. So those of you who actually wanna wade through my doodles to get to the good stuff (i.e., Allie's, Raz's, and Pheep's) can click here: doodlelive.

:D Yay. Love my scanner.

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WOO. [25 Dec 2004|05:29pm]
[ mood | happy ]

Hello and Merry Christmas all from my
BRAND
NEW
COMPUTER.

Yes. I am elated.

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New icon. [23 Dec 2004|11:16pm]
Observe my new icon, set aside for posting in those weird OTP/slash/Harry Potter fandom communities and journals.

I know I'm a freak. Leave me alone and let me love it ;-;

It makes me giggle.
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Well-- [22 Dec 2004|06:55pm]
I have couch. I am nineteen.

HA.

Anyway.

Today was possibly the slowest, laziest day in the history of the universe. I'm looking forward tomorrow--devoting the whole day to scrubbing the house, which I actually enjoy if I have time to devote to it and all that. And since the kids will be here I can enlist them as slave labour.

My younger brother bought me a Jack Sparrow poster, so now the wall immediately beside my bed is just covered in beautiful people. Beck, Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, Jim Morrison, Chino Moreno, Rufus Wainwright, and Gary Oldman as Sirius Black.

<3 that wall. Directly across from it is that Faith pic I bought of Isaac and Madeline, too. Rockin'.

July 16th, baby.
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[21 Dec 2004|03:05am]
[ mood | blah ]

Well. Getting a free pair of tri-wings, a port space, and a black rose this weekend did nothing to prevent the fact that I had a horrible day after I got home from Fingo's.

Fingo's was fun, don't get me wrong. We watched a ton of Daria (love that show!) and some fun videos including the best Flash video I've ever seen, ever, including the More Sex Than Me bunny; I sat up and watched Shaun of the Dead even though Krista and Fingo fell asleep, and we all slept in like lazy asses and watched more Daria.

It was after I got home. I don't know. It was one of those rare moods I have--very, very rare. I just sat down and went blah. I went out and bought gaming dice with Katie, which made me laugh--but other than that it was just a shitty sort of mood all night. I feel slightly better now for any number of reasons and I think I will feel better when the kids get here, because I am going to make them all hot chocolate and we're going to bundle up in here to watch Harry Potter or something else good.

Also I made wallpaper of Trent from Daria and this also makes me happy. He's so adorably inept.

Someone ought to make me an LJ icon of him. Or an AIM one. Or a LJ layout (hey, hey Melody, hey!) and cheer me up. >) Wouldn't that be nice? I have a whole heap of pictures of him thanks to James, for those purposes exactly, but I am lazy.

Also I drew James's ixi earlier and it made me happy briefly, and Pheep sending me Maroon 5 made me briefly ecstatic.

The End.

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A really long survey [20 Dec 2004|04:29pm]
I got this from Jeff. And I think Tasha had it once?

Really long but interesting surveyCollapse )
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[16 Dec 2004|08:54pm]
[ mood | pervy werewolf/convict fancyin ]

Tonight I sat outside of MEC Supply for a half hour waiting for John to get out of Anger Management. I was getting pissed by the end of it, since he was about forty-five minutes late, though somewhat comforted by the Pokemon TCG GB game (yay) and a really awesome mix CD Krista made for me a long while back (even yay-er).
This is why I love my brother:
When he got back out to the car, I asked him what had taken so long, knowing full well it wasn't his fault (he would have left as soon as he got there if he could have gotten away with it, and I knew it). He told me that there were two new people in class, one who talked for half an hour and one who talked for fifteen minutes.
"What did they talk about?" I asked.
"Bullshit about who they were and why they had problems. I talked for three minutes my first day."
"What did you do?"
"Well, when it got around to my turn I snatched up my workbook and said, 'I'ma show you rookies how it's done. And I got done in two minutes.'" He grinned at that part--I think he got applause for it. And then he said: "I was so pissed. But I figure Anger Management class isn't a good time to get angry."

HA.

Pheep and Allie have introduced me to Jason Mraz and as much as I hate to admit it, I really like his stuff. Who Needs Shelter is fast becoming one of my favourite songs. It's got everything, man. Even a Santana-esque guitar solo in the middle, how hot is that?

I reread Watership Down this morning. I have come to the conclusion that Watership Down is one of the most fascinating books ever written. I have reread it about ten thousand times (okay, maybe just around thirty) and I still haven't gotten tired of it. Also I want to compile a book of rabbit fables, and I want to illustrate scenes from the book when I am worthy.
Like the scene where Bigwig guts the cat. That was so badass.

Anyway. Talked to Grant for about ten seconds today, that was nice. I miss him. He was my Big Dumb Face person <3

Who wants to make me a new Sirius/Lupin icon and feed my pervy werewolf/convict fancying mood?

I typed that as convinct. I think I want to become a nun.

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Taken from Krista. [14 Dec 2004|04:51pm]
Most surveys are really boring and I hate them. But.

This one is interestingCollapse )
Thanks z_mochachino.
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Today. [14 Dec 2004|05:13am]
[ mood | awake ]

Today the people who bought the houses and the apartment came and put a padlock on Angelique's door even though she hasn't moved out yet. Pat pretended he didn't know what was going on.

Fucker.

In happier news I think I scored a pair of tris on Furc (hey, taking commissions, any takers lemme know) and finished my Christmas Card for the chatty swap, so I'll be mailing that tomorrow. It's one of my favourite things I ever made so I hope the person who gets it will find some way to scan it for me--if they don't have a scanner--I can't say because that might help give it away! o____o! Or maybe because I don't know. Maybe >>;

I had to duck out of Krista's movie-thing the other day, which sucked, because I wanted to watch Mulan with her :( So here's hoping we'll be able to do that soon. Or else watch ALL THREE extended versions of LotR in a row. My bladder is already protesting.

I decided to come up with a rough estimate today, and I think I have watched Prisoner of Azkaban at least thirty times by now. Some of them didn't count because it was just playing in the background, I SWEAR.

Also, this morning while Nanny watched her redneck court shows I read a book that Stephen King published under a pen name (Richard Bachman). It was called Rage, and it was surprisingly good. It was that demi-stream-of-consciousness fiction a la Kiss Me, Judas and The Fuck-Up (okay, not so much The Fuck-Up) and Perks of Being a Wallflower that I love, only considerably more frightening. I'm not a King fan but if you can get your hands on, I'd suggest it.
I remember discussing Stream of Consciousness writing with my old English teacher once. She gave me a copy of Ordinary People and to this day I detest that book. You win some, etc.

Wistful note: I miss the pretty guy down at the Circle K with the shaky speed-addict hands who always cracked jokes to customers and was polite and counted your change twice and said please and thank you. The guys who work down there right now are total pothead assholes and gave me a nasty look when I actually took a penny out of the "take a penny/leave a penny" tray. I'm sorry, but they're there for a reason and I didn't want 99 cents in change.

I finally found a copy of the first edition of the Changeling: the Dreaming RPG handbook. Unfortunately it's in Nashville and by the time I can get there it will probably be gone, so I'll likely end up hitting up Amazon or eBay or something around my birthday. The kithbooks are way out of my price range--twenty bucks for the cheapest (Redcaps) used and eighty for the priciest (Eshu), also used. So I'll have to do without.
Hooray.

Despite the nature of this entry I am actually in a very good mood. I just laughed for about a half-hour over the conduct of a pompous AIM "developer" on Furcadia who thought to try and intimidate me with technical jargon and the insinuation that he could hack his way around anything any site could throw at him. Dumbass. He made me giggle, except for when he snottily got around to the topic of Photoshop and seemed to be dissing on pixel art, and then I got pissed. But then he got arrogant again and I giggled some more.

Okay, I'm done, bedtime now.

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[09 Dec 2004|11:50pm]
[ mood | creative ]

Nicole has made an oath.

No more shitty websites.

No more settling.

Now, off to find pictures of David Thewlis as RJ to use on a fansite layout for me and Katie. Wish me luck, I want this to be the hottest layout I ever made. Melody is my inspiration <3

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[07 Dec 2004|11:02pm]
[ mood | peaceful ]

I've granted/am granting a holiday wish. And I'm selfish. So click here and spread some cheer, since the rest of this time of year sucks.Collapse )
It appears I am using my LJ again. Hoorah.

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[07 Dec 2004|04:21pm]
[ mood | embarrassed ]

Tony's so special he gets one all to himself!
(or maybe it's because I forgot him. Let's just pretend it's because he's that damn special)

Because every time I think of you getting drunk off your ass and ordering several hundred dollars worth of merchandise on Amazon I crack up laughing. Even if I'm at work, or at faire (no shit. I was just sitting there giggling for no apparent reason).
Because you know that personal codes of ethics and responsibility are more important than some dumb frat.
Because you consistently make me laugh.
Because of the sex bot. 'Nuff said.
Because I STILL don't know how to pronounce your screenname!
Because you're so special you got an entry all to yourself.

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Stolen from Tasha, it's the second annual "why I love my online friends" rave. [07 Dec 2004|04:16pm]
[ mood | loved ]

Six Reasons Why You Rock, in Alphabetical Order
(seems it's that time of year again; thanks Tasha)

Mind this applies to online friends only. The rest of you already know XP It was so hard to think of just six. If I forgot anyone, uh, sorry. It was an accident. XD It's not under a cut. Because I don't want it to be.

Allie:
Because you make me feel like I've seen an anime a dozen times when I've never seen it at all, and I don't hate you for it.
Because you're a Taym fangirl.
Because you make me feel useful.
Because you sang me the ENTIRE pokemon rap once. Without pausing.
Because no matter how bad someone feels you have something to say that helps.
Because that picture you took of you looking at your hands in dismay makes me laugh every single time.

Brian1:
Because you always have something funny to say, no matter what the situation is.
Because you use Comic Sans but it doesn't irritate me, because it fits you so well.
Because you write about Donnie Darko for class.
Because you bought Tori a vibrator and a book about why boys don't like her and didn't think she'd be offended.
Because you made my sim teh_hawt.
Because you never tell Melody she can't call you, but she never seems to get to.

Brian2:
Because you're so smart it makes me sick.
Because you seem like the sort of person I'd gravitate to offline.
Because you know the value of gre/ay.
Because you know what the best line of the Grinch song is.
Because you can go entirely silent for hours at a time, only to return with some comment that fits seamlessly into the conversation.
Because your screenname is cute.

Dara:
Because you're one of the only people I know that I can talk to about food (for a half hour solid!) and not feel stupid.
Because you play Furc.
Because we both play Call of Cthulhu the same way.
Because you're Canadian.
Because you automatically spell it leafs.
Because you're as much of a grammar nazi as me and Taz, but catch less flak for it.

Jeff:
Because you have no shame.
Because you're the only person I can argue about men with.
Because you're a cam whore.
Because when you left I realized just how much talking to you really meant to me.
Because you don't sound Comic Sans enough on the phone.
Because you remind me of one of my favourite people offline to a startling degree. Only gay. XD

Jimmi:
I haven't known you long, but you just make me laugh constantly.
Because you're the James to my Jesse.
Because you gave up trying to get Brian to stop calling you Jam, and gave up with grace.
Because you wanted a top hat.
Because you asked to be my neofriend. I don't know why, but I found this charming.
Because you seem like one of the people I'd have known through high school and cried over at graduation because I was leaving them.

Jo:
Because whenever I think of Canada I think automatically of you.
Because After School Orgiies is awesome.
Because you've been my artistic idol for as long as I can remember; because you were one of the original two people who inspired me to start drawing on the computer. Yes, way back when, that was you.
Because you and Shawn are terribly cute.
Because you like bunnies.
Because you keep the best quotes ever.

Katie:
Because I haven't known you long, but I like you instinctively and without prejudice.
Because you have a job you like, and, like Tasha, I find hope in this.
Because you don't take criticism gracefully, but feel, apparently, no shame in it: this is a trait everyone should learn.
Because you are the brunt so often of hypocrites, but continue to do what you do, knowing that their opinion has no bearing on your life.
Because you are confident, something I am not.
Because I like the layout of your profile, so don't ever change it.

Lauren:
Because I miss you.
Because you're my girly-girl counterpart; the Bizarro me.
Because you know when to be smart and when to be silly: a difficult balance to achieve, and one that you do, flawlessly.
Because you are, quite simply, a goddess among mortals.
Because you once had a conversation about wrapping me in tarp and twine and making me eat biscuits.
Because you sang to me on the phone once.

Myu:
Because I thought of sooo many things to put here I almost cried trying to narrow it down.
Because you're the only Furc person I trust to RP with any more.
Because your art makes me want to weep.
Because you ate sushi with me.
Because we both agree that Saldaeans rock.
Because I can use the term "scarier than a Beholder to a level three party" with you and you'll get it.

Pheep:
Because you have a character that's ridiculously fun to draw.
Because your pencil-lineart is God's gift to OC colorists.
Because you can make a conversation about Harry Potter ficdom pairings seem intellectual, and this gives me hope.
Because you have the best away message in the history of away messages.
Because you RP like a mothafucka and it makes me jealous.
Because you put up with my rambling more than anyone else I know.

Tasha:
Because I thought up ten reasons right off the bat and had to narrow down the list.
Because you're the world's greatest grammar nazi.
Because you have the best accent--ever.
Because you make me feel really stupid and Philistine, but I love you for it, because it makes me go out and read things.
Because you have the greatest music ever, the most obscure music ever, and you're never reluctant to share it.
Because you can have a deep and intellectual discussion about Kant's philosophies one second, only to counter that with a link to a picture of a kitten and a prolonged "AWWWWWWWWW!"

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[05 Dec 2004|07:45pm]
This is mostly for Myu, but for anyone who cares: My new AIM name is Saw The Grim.

Goddamnit, Myu. I miss you. Show up some time.
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Books. [19 Aug 2004|07:32am]
[ mood | curious ]

So I got nostalgic earlier, and some searching around on Amazon has made me hungry for some old kids' books I used to have and adore.

If you have these titles, please, please, please, please, please leave a comment. I'm willing to pay (reasonably--I know what they're worth, and it's not much) or swap books that I have and don't want.

The books I'm looking for are:

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub - Audrey Wood
Animalia - Graeme Base
Tuesday - David Wiesner
The Eleventh Hour - Graeme Base

The Runaway Bunny - Margaret Wise Brown
Strega Nona - Tomie dePaola
The entire "Wizard of Oz" series (especially The Lost Princess of Oz, which was my favourite) - L. Frank Baum
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Some of the books I'm willing to trade, and this is by no means a complete list:
The Whispering Statue (A Nancy Drew book) - Carolyn Keene
Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery
The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford (I hate to part with this one, though. It's one of my favourite books. Love that pit bull.)
The Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Avi
The Bellmaker - Brian Jacques
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman - Brian Jacques

Also, I am seriously considering starting a LJ community where people can swap old, used children's books. If you're at all interested, I am begging you to let me know.

It's just something I'd love to do.

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