Friday, December 12, 2008

Lucky Star

Anyway, I, Chrys, and Akai are now into the anime/manga Lucky Star. So here's the opening theme song (which ROCKS). It's called Motteke! Sailor Fuku.

It actually has a 4-minute version, but we're not going to bother with that. We're trying to memorize the dance and lyrics.




Of course there's the actual full dance. That's the one we're trying to pull off. Same song, except with full dance; it has a bit of intro/outro but it sets up the context.




Ain't it cool? :-)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's called EVIDENCE people.

I've gotten the same comment over and over again: Muffin (the dog) belongs to someone else and I've "stolen" him.

See, maybe it would be true if only one of the following applied. But ALL of them...a bit fishy.

1. He had no tag. Even this alone should settle it. You could easily make a tag yourself. Not putting a tag is like saying "Get rid of this dog already!"
2. He was found in a gated community (can't get in or out), wandering around for 2 weeks - and nobody picked him up.
3. We put up Found signs in the area. No claimers.
4. No housetraining.5. No neutering, vaccination, microchip, or tattoo.
6. He has a pathological fear of (we believe) being abandoned. He was fine when being transported between several cars, but once he got into my dad's - and my dad is quite the disciplinarian - he started whining. He stopped as soon as he realized we were at the vet's.
7. He snaps at me when I try to pick him up in a certain spot. Abuse, much?
8. He has no idea how to behave during a walk.
9. Even if someone did pick him up how could we have proof he belongs to the person? He looks like every other shih tzu around! There's nothing defining! He doesn't even have microchip!

You can combat each one of these individually. But you can't combat the fact that it's weird how they're all clumped together in one. Yes there's a chance that he still belongs to someone but there's a higher chance he was abandoned.

ANYWAY...he's a well behaved dog. He understands his limits in the house. He doesn't jump on us. He mostly sleeps. He begs a little, but doesn't go much further. I could go on...

We neutered/vaccinated him the other day. I'm using a cardboard tag. We still need microchip. So far, we housetrained him and taught him to behave in walking. We've also trained him to the bed. Also, he's stopped snapping at me, thank God.He's adorable though. And he's very calm, very behaved, and likes me now (he licked me yesterday! :-D).

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I get to keep the dog!

The dog came back to my grandparents' house. It's really, really cute. My mom complains it's too expensive; my dad loves it.

Either way, we're keeping it. We need it to give it a name though.

We took it to the vet today for immunization and such. Since we didn't give it a name, it turned out to be "Dog" on the listing.

It's a really good dog; it doesn't sniff everyone, it doesn't lick, it doesn't bark, it doesn't pounce all over you. In short: anti-hyper. But that might just be because it's tired. Maybe tomorrow it'll murder me. We'll see.

Anyway, here's some pictures of the cute one.


Wiffle.

That's not a real dog, just so you know.

Pant.

Pant pant pant

Guf.

Snoogie.

?

What? No food today?

Wof.

Zzzzzzz...

Snoogie.

Snore.

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm so sad...

We found a shih tzu on the street. We think it was abandoned by a family who could no longer afford a dog and sent it to my grandparents' rich gated community. We were going to adopt it, and I was finally going to have the first dog of my life...when they stupidly decided to leave the dog in the backyard and have a LONG dinner. Outside. At a restaurant. Therefore enabling the dog to escape through a hole in the fence. Man, I'm so disappointed...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sigh.

I've been going through a lot lately; there's now been a "hacking scandal". My email was hacked, one thing led to another...and now Charles is accusing me of hacking his fanfiction.net account, making me look like a total (bleep), and forcing me to lose the reviewers I have worked so hard to gain in the first place.

Thankfully, I am TWO CHAPTERS AWAY FROM FINISHING 03!!!!!

I need to finish Continuation and some more challenges and such and such and more chapter fics. But I'll finish eventually. (determined desu sparkles)

Chrys will kill me for those last parentheses. :-)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Booored.

Man, I decided not to upload episodes. I might do manga depending on my mood though. Fwoof. Anyway could someone get me to PinkCherry on ff.net? She's practically isolated herself.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Is there a fire?

According to Ann there is a fire in Yorba Linda (I'm not precisely sure where that is, but it's in Orange County where she lives). Her friends live there. There was a fire last year close to where SHE lived.

Ann, I know it's a dangerous situation, but I'm sure they've evacced or they're safe. Please stop sending me ranted, worried emails. I don't mean to be insensitive, but worrying won't get you anywhere. Assume they're safe and wait for a reply.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sick.

Ugh. I'm sicker than Leeny is. (No matter WHAT you say, Leeny. I am still sicker than you.) Really stuffy nose, sore throat, and high fever, and a craving for something sweet (but not TOO sweet). I hate this.

Anyway I read a few chapters of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch; I like it. Someday, I have to get Chrys to hammer the magical girl out of me.

Maybe I should start reading Skip Beat or something; then again, I don't like manga that doesn't have a plot.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Challenge of DEATH!!!!!

I challenge you to watch this video and NOT get this song stuck in your head. Curse you, Chrys.

I have discovered how to lose weight!

And it WORKS! I've tried it.

Well, I found out some Asian actresses are on the "chicken breast diet". It works because it supplies the necessary protein needed, but it is low on fat. I understand. Tastes good too!

The best chicken breast can be found at (where else?) El Pollo Loco. Throw in a tortilla once in a while and it's good (don't eat too much though because that pretty much nullifies the point of the diet). Make sure it's moist before eating. Maybe some salt, garlic, and olive oil will do the trick.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I'm on Digimon Uncensored!

Normally I would wait 'til tomorrow to make a post, but: I'M ON DIGIMON UNCENSORED!!!!

It's a site that compares the stupidity of Digimon's English dub to the integrity of the Japanese version. (The original version wasn't supposed to be as much of a kiddie show as it was in America. The English dub seriously watered it down.) So during a piece of writer's block I did a comparison. Here's the link:


Haha...I tended to swear a little.

-Aster

Rick Riordan hates me.

My mouth drools but I know that The Last Olympian doesn't come out until May. He could at the very least release Sword of Hades. And I'm sick and tired of waiting for Demigod Files.

So many books...a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card...and months and months of waiting...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Uglies is on fanfiction.net!!!

They added the Uglies Trilogy to fanfiction.net. If you have read the series PLEASE do me a favor...and post a story. Maybe I will. Give it some time.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Anyone heard of lonelygirl15?

Of course you have. The "fictional thing". But what people don't know is that it's turned into a drama about girls being targeted by a secret organization trying to boost its own sense of life.

(Sounds lame. Watch it yourself.)

It's so sad, they had to brainwash Bree and kill her just because Jessica Rose's contract expired. Seriously. At the very least you didn't have to brainwash her.

so SAD...

The conversation I didn't want to go through. Drugs/alcohol.

I'm proud to say that in all 16 years of my life I have not even accidentally touched a drop of alcohol. (This is coming from the girl that thought that soda was bad at the age of 6! Think about how I feel with alcohol.) I haven't done drugs. Don't think I'm just saying that to cover it up, because it's true.

But unfortunately, not everyone is like me.

Nigahiga, #1 comedian on YouTube, consists of Ryan Higa and sometimes his friends Sean and Tim. Ryan and Sean released this video recently, probably their only serious one. It's about the very problem I'm talking about. I know I sound all moralistic...but please, it's very sad, but very motivational. (And no, Sean is not dead.)





Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's 11:00. PM.

I have a math test, a history test, a computer test, AND a physics test to study for. (bangs head repeatedly against wall) And the tests are all TOMORROW.

AND I have to write three separate essays by Friday. AND I've lost my day planner, ALREADY. And progress reports are coming soon and I might not have done well and my parents will KILL me.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

(sighs)

I'll try to get AS MANY CHAPTERS AS POSSIBLE up this week, because my biggest desire is to take down Adventure 03 due to its...crappiness.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Look, I know you need a reason to sue someone, but this is ridiculous.

(Sighs.)

Read this page.

Yeah. They're suing Bollywood for ripping off Harry Potter, because the movie was called Hari Puttar.

Has Warner Bros. stopped to think about the PLOT of this stupid movie? A boy is left at home without his parents, and has to fend off two thieves.

I think WB is suing for the wrong reason (cough cough Home Alone cough).

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Want to rip my head off

HOW HARD IS IT TO FANSUB A STUPID ANIME FROM 1999?!?!?! THERE SHOULD BE THE COMPLETE SET BY NOW! AND YET I HAVE TO EITHER PUT UP WITH THE DUB OR ONLY GET EPISODES UP TO 21, WHEN THERE ARE 50 EPISODES!!!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

nononononoNO!!!!

I received a CHALLENGE!

"Create the clich├ęd 'Kari has amnesia' fic, except not as lame."

Damn it. Damn it. Should I accept it? Comment please and tell me!

Fine. Have it your way.

I didn't get cornbread. But I did get madeleines, which are just as tasty and a good substitution. So there.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Me = Random

Yup. That's me. Random as always.

I'm HUNGRY...I'm not fat, I'm actually rather skinny (but I have NO curves), but I'm really, really binging it today. Compulsive eating. Is it a disorder? Whatever. I'm eating ice cream and a pack of cashews.

I'm still hungry though. I don't know why but I still have a strong desire for cornbread...except bigger...maybe...

You know what, I'll be right back. I'm going to the market to get some cornbread. It's not that far away, it's right around the corner, and my parents aren't home yet...yeah. I'll be back.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Finished manga mission!

I suppose that I've been driving you guys crazy with my rants about fanfiction and manga and anime. Sorry. So from now on I will tone it down and talk more about my new life as a junior *sob*.

I managed to get Microsoft Office 2008 onto my Mac, by using a crack (which I didn't set up, I downloaded from the Internet, I'm not THAT good of a hacker). I also got Anime Studio and a bunch of other good programs. If only I could do that with my PC...(well technically it's not MINE it belongs to the whole family but you get the point...the Mac is mine though).

The Apple Corporation bought my heart years ago and even now has not given it back.

I don't use the Dashboard very much, surprisingly. But let me tell you something: APPLE SOFTWARE WORKS BETTER ON A MAC THAN A PC. No duh, I know, but it does make a difference. iTunes runs ten times faster and Safari has not let me down yet. (I have Firefox as a backup though.)

Back to reality in the next post!

With love, Aster (that's my new name)!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

yay!

Finished downloading KKJ in ONE DAY. Will now proceed to download manga clips for my iPod.

Also, will NOT be starting downloads of videos until summer or Winter Break.

See ya!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New idea!

I've decided that once I'm done with my fanfiction career, not only will I change my name and start posting random oneshots and take down Adventure 03, but I might - just MIGHT - start uploading episodes online. Not just Digimon but also Wedding Peach and Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne. I think it's a good idea because nobody ever puts them in .mp4 format, which is my favorite because the iPod plays them.

I'm starting to download KKJ episodes and it's aggravating because they're all on Megaupload and I have to wait 25 secs...and on top of it all I can't download Megaupload Turbo because I have a Mac...

Friday, September 12, 2008

The big decision of DOOM

One week after the last chapter of Adventure 03, I will take the fic down.

No other decisions.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Huh...?

I have a strange desire to eat corn bread right now.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

School started today.

Not that I'm happy about it. It's depressing to be a junior. I mean, last year I was a sophomore. High enough to not be a freshman, but low enough to be unnoticed. Now, this year, I'm that close to being a senior.

Two more years, people.

I'm at the dilemma about what I should do after I'm done with my fanfiction after 03 and Continuation is finished. I'm considering writing a few oneshots or so, maybe a few chapter fics (with only three or four chapters, mind you). It depends on how long it takes to finish Continuation.

Or maybe I'll just put myself on hiatus.

I'm seriously considering putting myself on hiatus now, and stopping the posts until Winter Break so I can have a break. I haven't had one since January. I decided I can't quit - it's been too hard of work to be wasted - it just might take a while. I wanted this fic to be finished before January but at this rate I'll be lucky if I finish before June. (That means I can watch the next Harry Potter movie once I'm done...)

Difficult, eh? If only someone competent (and I mean really competent, I'm very picky) could finish the fic for me.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

OMG! RS is apologizing?!?!

Actually, I try to apologize more often. As Hinagiku would say, "Stop apologizing!"

Anyway, I had just gotten back from a hectic day when my parents decided to take me to Las Vegas. It was completely unannounced and I was whisked away with no warning. Not only that, but I'm now in Vegas without my USB port (which - eep! - all of my fanfics are stored on) and, more importantly, without an internet connection. No, we do not have one of those Verizon/AT&T cards. Yes, I am using my phone to post this. As you know, you have to have a computer to post up fanfiction.

So if you are reading this, I apologize. I will try my hardest to get the fics up on Monday, if not Tuesday. Worst case scenario, I'll post up two chapters next weekend.

Sorry!

-RS

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I. Hate. Andrew. Zimmern.

He went to South Korea, and ate all sorts of stuff that's NOT in a Korean's typical diet. Not only that, but he does that in every stinking episode.

Why do you think I like Bourdain?

(Also, I've developed a new teenage passion. Like all other girls...Chris Brown.)

-RS

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Whoever runs fanfiction.net should DIE.

Something wrong happened to FanFiction.net. So, I think it contributed to the severe lack of reviews I got for one of the most important chapters in my fic.

Damn it!

To keep me happy, I've arranged this little mini iPod thingy, on my sidebar. It includes my favorite songs. Enjoy.

To look through the songs, press Menu. To skip to the next or last ones, use the arrow keys, and if you want it to shut up (or play again), press the play button. Duh. (When you're in the Menu, use the arrow keys to scroll.)


You'll also find this on my profile.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pondering...

The big question is, is T.K. really dead?

(snickers)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's really, really creepy.

I logged into fanfiction.net and checked my stats.

Now every time I've checked the stats, it had always gone over that number or had stayed below it. That is, for every fic besides "Couple Chronicles".

Because as of now, it has six hundred and sixty-six hits. Exactly the same number of hits as the number of evil.

And the number was staring at me, right in the face...

Friday, August 22, 2008

I...hate...my...life.

THEY GAVE ME THE WRONG CLASSES AT ORIENTATION!!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Takari is more famous than I thought...

The first thing that comes up when you Google "hope and light"

I know it's for a completely unrelated thing, but it's the only crest couple that comes up in a "____ and ____" phrase. Otherwise, it's usually "light of _____", which doesn't really count. You know what I mean.

Did I ever want to talk about this?

No. But I've gotten the question.

How am I posting the fics up past (by New York time) 3:00 in the morning when I'm not supposed to? Does that mean I'm lying about where I live?

By all means no!

It means that I'm actually getting up in the morning and posting it, because in California that's 12:00 and therefore after the time when my cousin will see it. (Her curfew's 11:30.) Of course she could always put me on her alerts list but she doesn't even have an account. By the time she sees the fic...I've already gotten enough reviews to keep myself happy. So she can't invade my reviews list.

My cousin and I sort of have a get along/don't get along relationship (for instance I had her set up my webpage...and she unintentionally wrecked it). That's it. That's the end of it. Nothing else.

Monday, August 18, 2008

WHAT about me?!?!

Since my last failed attempt to put in an "About Me" section, I decided to create my own thing.

Name: RainbowSprinkle

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Birthday: June 25, 1992

Sign: Cancer

Primary Language: English

Has learned: Spanish, French, Latin (due to the fact that elementary school only teaches Spanish and I had to change schools - twice). I speak NONE of these fluently.

Hometown: New York, NY (Manhattan)

Birthplace: New York, NY (Queens)

I want to live in: San Francisco, CA, with my cousin.

I want to go to: I've already been to both places but I want to go back to Greece and Japan.

My best friend: I'm not going to hurt anyone's feelings. This spot stays blank.

Hobbies: Reading, biking, skiing, watching television/YouTube, writing fanfiction (which I suck at), making art, Photoshopping, playing Gaia Online, playing Marble Blast Gold Demo, and playing on my Mac

Favorite Book: The Lightning Thief

Favorite Anime: Digimon/Wedding Peach

Favorite Manga: Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne

Other books I've read: If I listed them all, Blogger would crash.

Other Anime/Manga: Avatar (ff.net considers this an anime), Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (anime), Hayate the Combat Butler, Wedding Peach (manga).

Favorite...other kind of TV show: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Hates: Unfair people/idiots

Likes: Apples and my friends

Favorite food: Apples

Favorite type of food: Japanese/Italian

Favorite singer: Rihanna, or Sara Bareilles

Favorite song by that singer: "Disturbia" by Rihanna, "Bottle It Up" or "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles

If you could kill anyone in the world...: Charles.

If you could resurrect anyone...: Whoever it is, it's not Charles.

You have a crush on this celebrity (Teenager): Thankfully, nobody.

You have a crush on this celebrity (Adult): Anthony Bourdain. Talk about cultured.

You have a crush on this fictional character: Kimura Kouichi...he's so damn cute. Even though Kouji looks the same, I'm not really a fan of his hair. (Notice how I don't do any fanfiction with him. I'm afraid people will think I'm reciprocating my own passions for him.)

You would be best friends with this fictional character: I'm not going to say, because...well, say I said Hikari (which it's not, actually), then people would say in my fanfics I'd be replacing myself with Miyako (which I'm not).

This makes you go crazy: Apples

Your favorite ice cream flavor: Nothing better than plain ol' vanilla, but I do have a passion for vanilla mixed with hazelnut.

Favorite crepe flavor: Nutella.

Is that all? Comment if you want to know more.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Stupid thing.

Blogger didn't register the last post correctly. Ignore it.

I still have my MAC though!!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I got a Mac!!! (bum bu-da-dum)

Since I refused to get Vista, I got a MacBook Pro! Yay!!!!!

(WITH Boot Camp!)

Anyway, I read this off my friend Leeny's blog and decided...

NAME: RainbowSprinkle
AGE: 16. Sweet ol' 16. As IF it was sweet.

1. WHAT TIME DID YOU GET UP THIS MORNING? Somewhere between 6:30 and 1:10.
2. DIAMONDS OR PEARLS? (singing) Diamonds are a girl's best friend...

3. WHAT WAS THE LAST FILM YOU SAW AT A THEATER? The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Boy do I regret it.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW? A harmonious mixture of Digimon, Wedding Peach, Get Smart, The Twilight Zone, and Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne.

5. WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? Honey Nut Cheerios and Special K. Both of them. Plus eggs I made myself.

6. WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME? Uh...What's the middle of "RainbowSprinkle"?

7. FAVORITE CUISINE? Italian or Japanese.

8. WHAT FOOD DO YOU DISLIKE? Overcooked meat to the point where you can't chew it, or pasta overcooked to the point of mush.

9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? Blue.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CD AT THE MOMENTGood Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, by Rihanna. Or Little Voice, by Sara Bareilles. Either one.

11. WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE? I wish I had either a Mini Cooper or a Smart Car.

12. FAVORITE LUNCH? Subway sandwich, 6 inch, inside dough taken out, with ham and swiss cheese, with olives and olive oil, toasted.

13. WHAT CHARACTERISTICS IN PEOPLE DO YOU DISLIKE? They're not fair. They have to be all prejudiced because I'm a certain race or I believe in certain ships or because I've got the "nerd" look, or used to have the "nerd" look. (I look a lot better. I wear contacts instead of glasses now. But I'm still scarred.)

14. MY FAVORITE PAST-TIME IS: I think you should know.

15. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ON VACATION, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? Japan. I love Japan.

16. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SINGER(S)? Rihanna and Sara Bareilles.

17. FAVORITE BRAND OF CLOTHING? There is nothing better than Abercrombie & Fitch.

18. TO WHERE WOULD YOU RETIRE? Depends on how old I'll be. If I'm old and aged...home, of course. If I'm rich as Bill Gates and young, everywhere.

19. WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY? My 10th. We all went rock climbing. :-)

20. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Swimming.

21. FURTHEST PLACE YOU ARE SENDING THIS? Well, it depends how many European/Asian people are reading this blog.

22. PERSON YOU LEAST EXPECT TO SEND IT BACK TO YOU? Um...is that possible?

23. PERSON YOU EXPECT TO SEND IT BACK FIRST? Read #22.

24. GOAL YOU HAVE FOR YOURSELF? Somehow complete my fanfiction before I explode

25a. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? June 25.

25b. ANY FAMOUS PEOPLE SHARE YOUR BIRTHDAY? Carly Simon and George Orwell. (And Leeny...Jackie Chan shares your b-day.)

26. HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU BEEN IN, INCLUDING YOUR OWN? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. My church teacher's, my parents' friends, my parents' other friends, my parents' other friends who forced a three-year-old me to recite a poem at their wedding, my parents when they decided to "renew their vows" (basically reciting the whole damn thing over again for no reason at all...I was two), my dad's cousin's, and my aunt's. I might be off a little, though.

27. ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT PERSON? 
Definitely night, but I can force myself to be a morning person.
28. WHAT IS YOUR SHOE SIZE? Somewhere between 6 and 7. It depends which shoe store.

29. PETS: I wish I had a cockapoo...Otherwise, no.

30. ANY NEW AND EXCITING NEWS YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH US? IgotaMacIgotaMacIgotaMacIgotaMacIgotaMAC!!!!!

31. WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE ? Orthodontist, for some strange reason. Then, an architect. Now, computer software programmer (aka Best Buy's Geek Squad). They make tons of money.

32. HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? Normal.

33. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDY? I have boycotted candy since I was 13.

34. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLANT OR FLOWER? Stargazer.

35. WHAT DAY ON THE CALENDAR ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO? Anytime but August 28, when school starts.

36. WHERE IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE EVER BEEN FROM HOME? I have no idea how far things are. I'd say either Japan, Korea, or Greece. (I travel a LOT.)

37. A SMALL THING YOU REALLY ENJOY? My phone. It's a Sidekick <3

38. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK? The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

39. WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? 
Meh.
40. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM? I thought the album was the same thing as the CD. Read #10.

41. WHAT MAKES YOU CRINGE? Annoying people.

42. IF YOU COULD DO ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Stop time, go back to camp, finish fanfiction, and go back to camp.

43. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THAT YOU WILL VISIT AGAIN? Japan.

44. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THAT YOU WILL NEVER VISIT AGAIN? The movie theater. The Mummy scarred me THAT much.

44. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? The Pink Panther (2006) was good.

45. WHICH CAME FIRST, THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG? The egg. Mankind can't survive without it.

46. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE YOU MADE SMILE TODAY? Two. My parents.

47. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WORLD, WHAT DO YOU SEE? The world.

48. CATS OR DOGS?
 Little puppy dogs.
49 GOOD OR BAD? Good, please. :-)

50. SOMETHING PEOPLE PROBABLY DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU? I have a birthmark on the waaaaay left of my forehead, where my hair usually covers it.


-RS

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Viva USA!!!!!

Listing all of the countries I support (note that I am not necessarily a nationality from all of them, I either have friends from there, have been there, or just plain ol' support it.)

America (duh), South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, England, Greece, and...that's it.

That men's relay (the first one) was really, really funny. (YouTube it.)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Coincidence? Well, possibly...

I was watching that commercial for Mario vs. Sonic Olympic thing, and I realized that there was a Princess Peach and a Princess Daisy in that particular franchise, ironic due to my interest in Wedding Peach. (Unfortunately there isn't any character named Lily.) Interesting...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Trying to resist...

If I post the next chapter to the AU now, then I'll have nothing to post up. I'm trying to post it up separately along a good amount of time to keep you all hanging. It ain't easy.

My general rule is that there must be at least a 48 hour difference, which there wasn't.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The Olympics!

(Man, that torch-passing was AMAZING.)

Good luck America. We're depending on you!

-RainbowSprinkle

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Somehow, my life ended here

Yes, I've always liked the song "Shake It"...and who doesn't?

Until I found a dark, dark secret about Metro Station. (Okay, so it's not a secret, but it made me flip. And I don't know how many people know about this. But...)

These guys are affiliated with these guys?

Yes. Maron Musso and Trace Cyrus are main elements of this band. Help!!!

(But I still like Shake It, so it's the only part of the Cyrus family I will ever appreciate.)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

If you really care about me...

...you'll read the bottom of this post, but first read this.

I've had a change of heart, really, and I decided I will post the AU. Not now, probably after chapter 27 of 03 is up, but I will post it up. Why? The more I read "The Runaway Princess Takari Romance", I realize that even though she hasn't updated in a while, it gets better and better. So I think, "I have to do something like that!"

Thankfully, it's not as lame as the five-minute-still-groggy-12:00-AM Wedding Peach disaster, or the earlier chapters of Adventure 03, since I've had half a year to do revisions/edits. There are a few similarities to "Runaway Princess" but I promise I haven't copied anything, I wrote this fic BEFORE that fic came out ("Runaway Princess" in early 2008, mine in late 2007). And Smoochynose can't have copied me, I still haven't released mine.

So if you really care about me, click here and donate, because Digimon Uncensored is one of my favorite sites and one of my last links to the Japanese version of Digimon. Please? (I'm broke, by the way.)

Monday, August 4, 2008

This just gets me mad. Really, really mad.

I don't have a picture of it (but I wish I did). But this got me fuming. Really. You'd think the Spanish couldn't get any worse than this.

I was reading a rather old copy of TiempoSur (it's some magazine in Spanish, I got it at an Argentinian restaurant, and I know a limited amount of Spanish). There was a section talking about "how to deal with divorce". At least I think that was what it was about. But the word "divorcio" was pretty darn obvious.

Guess what the background picture was...it was Yolei taking care of her three kids, the picture used at the end of Adventure 02.

I mean, honestly. If you have to use a picture from Digimon, maybe you should have used the picture of the Ishida/Takaishi family separating. That's a good picture to use as an illustration. But a picture of Yolei? When she's happily married to Ken? I mean, you even see his coat on the
couch - it's obvious that he's still there! How could they do this? Yolei is freaking MARRIED! And just because she's alone in the house with three kids doesn't mean she's a good illustration for a divorced woman!

(I wanted to complain, but there was no contact address.)

Aaargh!

AU?

I've always been a fan of the medieval AU. Well, not precisely always.

Before I even started Adventure 03 I started on a medieval AU, mostly Takari. But then I started to take a dislike for AU and discontinued it. I still have the files (you have no idea how hard it was to write them) but I never posted them. The fic is unfinished.

Then I read Smoochynose's "The Runaway Princess Takari Romance" and I started to change my perspective.

Not too long after, I read sunflowers's "A Whole New World" which I liked, albeit the Aladdin references (which I unfortunately thought were lame).

Although I wonder, What's with everyone making Kari the princess?

So if I read one more medieval AU, or at least have a change of heart, I might, might just start posting up the chapter fic. Because I don't have to take time out to write them until I get close to the end, I'm fine with putting it up and I still have time to write Adventure 03. It's only 30 more seconds out of my schedule.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

How I pulled the all-nighter...

You're probably wondering how I managed to pull the all-nighter and what exactly happened. It's really funny. Bear with me for a while.

Here's what I wrote in an email to my friends, edited for typos.

"It was the last day of camp, that is the last day before we would all have to leave and go home. Of course, nobody wanted to leave or go home. Camp is just a whole bunch of damn fun.

So we decided that on the last night, since the counselors decided not to give us a lights-out notice like on normal days, we'd pull an all-nighter. It was perfectly allowed, and movies would be shown as long as we wanted. I could hang with my friends until the end instead of sleeping through it.

So that afternoon, we ransacked the convenience store near the Stanford Bookstore. Okay, not exactly ransacked. But we each bought some form of caffeine fix (usually Red Bull, Full Throttle, that kind of thing, while some kids just stuck with a plain soda). I bought a small can of Mountain Dew, a bag of candy, and a can of Monster (you know how big those things are).

But they'd also made a stupid decision. Lots of boys had gotten Nos, which isn't really a drink but more like pure essence of caffeine. It tastes like a bunch of ****. The boys thought of it like medicine, except to keep yourself up.

(The convenience store manager was curious why we were all so interested in energy drinks.)

So we started off with the all-nighter. Some boys decided not to participate in the all-nighter and sacked out on the lounge chairs. (The others drew doodles on their faces as they slept - quite a shocker in the morning. Wary boys locked themselves in cabin rooms instead of sleeping in the lounge, so they couldn't be doodled.) Other boys had decided to throw smoke bombs at our rival cabin, Kairos. They took Axe deodorants (which smell like hellfire) and tied rubber bands to them so they couldn't stop spraying. They were going to throw them into Kairos when a counselor caught us. Oops.

But that's not the funniest part. I only drank half the can of Monster and still felt fine. But the boys had completely let it go on the Nox. The girls had splurged on the other energy drinks. Around 3:00 AM, you would see bodies splurged on the ground, knocked out in sleep. You can sense the caffeine in the air.

Two words: Caffeine hangover.

Apparently, I'd drank the least amount of caffeine out of all of them. In the end, I was one of the very few who successfully completed the all-nighter. I'd had fun, anyway.

So here I am in the airport, telling this whole tale. It is currently Aug 2, 12:48 PM, and I have not slept since Jul 31, 12:30 PM.

Figures."

I'm back home now. I still didn't get the hangover, and I didn't sack until bedtime. Cool, huh?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Why the hell am I posting at 4 in the morning?

...because I have successfully PULLED AN ALL-NIGHTER!!!!!

Me, being the reluctant person that I am, refused to spend the last day of camp sleeping it off. So I spent the night drinking Mountain Dew and half a can of Monster. Everyone else caffeinated themselves too so I wasn't alone.

Damn, that was FUN. (And I just swore.)

But it's only about an hour or so before people will start to leave. I don't want to leave this place. I've had too much fun. And I most certainly don't want to go back and be a junior and get even MORE homework than I got as a sophomore.

But life goes on, and I won't be getting a Mac if I don't go back.

And plus, it's been fun these last five hours as I've been up all night, but I have to cherish this moment.

Camp at Stanford is always, always the best.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Last day of camp

My mission right now is to bring peace to the delusioned shippers. I'm not talking about people who believe in other couples because they believe that there is evidence. That's fine. But I have a bit of an issue with people who, despite the fact that there has been COUNTLESS evidence to the contrary and it's obvious that the creators for Digimon didn't want that ship at all and that there isn't even evidence for the supported ship in the first place, STILL believe in that couple.

For instance (I don't want to insult you AJ but unfortunately I think you went a little crazy there) there was someone who posted on my guestbook that Matt and Sora were NOT married. Quote: "there is sufficient evidence during the Adventure 02 season and Adventure season to support Taiora, and Matt and Sora AREN'T married, watch the final episode epilogue they appear to have had children with each other, but if you listen, unlike Ken and Yolei, it doesn't say they are married with children and the only evidence for them to be still together at this point is Matt's son having red hair like Sora and her daughter having blonde hair like Matt."

I see that there is evidence but there's even more for Sorato. But moving on with that:

Matt and Sora aren't married?!? What the hell? The creators even confirmed this one! Toei told the public that they got married happily, and even quashed the rumors that they divorced.

Also, just because they never said they were married doesn't mean they DIDN'T get married (I tell anti-Takari fans this all the time when they tell me Takari can't be canon because they didn't get married - hey, they didn't say they didn't get married! And just because T.K. arrived seperately doesn't mean he's not married to Kari!) Opportunities need to be opened. Of course Tai and Sora could have gotten married, but they never said Matt and Sora didn't.

The final proof that Matt and Sora got married was their kids. Come on. You tell me that the only "evidence" there is, is that the hair color is the same.

Give me a BREAK.

Sora's daughter (who I've named "Kuri") has practically IDENTICAL hair to Matt. IDENTICAL I tell you. Matt's son (who I've named "Toshio") has hair IDENTICAL to Sora, besides the style, but that is UNMISTAKABLE proof that this is Sora's son. How could it be a coincidence?

I'm not talking to you, CherryGirlUK, because you made your own AU that made it canon. But give me a break. In the original, Matt and Sora were definitely married. (And I hate the people who say that Matt just raped Sora. This is a children's anime for God's sake. Do you think the creators wanted a rape to be suspected in this? Why do you think they confirmed that they married after the end of the show? WHY THE HELL IS SORA LEANING ON MATT IN THE FINALE POSTER?!?!?!)

-RS

P.S.: I apologize for being so rude, but I'm in a pretty bad mood. It's the last day of camp and I seriously don't want to leave. Seriously. I love California. I'm going to move here when I get older.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

I nearly flipped my lid when I read this email

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Make this quick

I'm gonna be holding a fanfic/fanart contest, but I have to decide what the prize must be. Rules:

1. Must be submitted before August 23, 2008
2. Must comment on this post before then and include: name, age, gender, topic, credit card number (I'm joking about that last one).
3. Must pay me $150 in cash, sent to New York, New York by pigeon into the third tree you see in Central Park...no, I'm joking about that one too.
4. Must be centered around Maximum Ride, Digimon, Percy Jackson, Wedding Peach, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Avatar: The Last Airbender, or The Da Vinci Code
5. If your fanwork centers around Maximum Ride or The Da Vinci Code, contact Ria at breshulman@hotmail.com
6. If your fanwork centers around Avatar: The Last Airbender, contact MingaKatara at mingakatara@yahoo.com
7. If your fanwork centers around Digimon, Percy Jackson, Wedding Peach, or Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, contact me (RainbowSprinkle) at RSCrystal@gmail.com
8. When you email one of us, make sure to include a link to this post, tell us your name and the comment you wrote, and explain about this whole contest thingy (because chances are none of us will have the foggiest what you're doing if you don't).
9. If you're doing fanfiction, please don't include the whole text in an email - send it to me via attachment in: either Word 2003 or older, or the default format OpenOffice.org uses.
10. If you're doing fanart, please submit in .jpg, .gif, .png, or .psd.
11. There will only be one winner total, as Ria, MingaKatara, and I will be discussing each ones together.
12. You don't have to make it up now, you could just submit one you've already done (in that case, send us the fanfiction.net link).
13. Send something that's worth considering of quality. Because we're tired of seeing crap all over the internet.
12. Winner gets the fanfiction or fanart posted on my webpage or blog.

That's it, really!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne

By the time you read the title, yes, you've guessed it: I am addicted to magical girl anime. (But to clear things up, I hate Sailor Moon.)

I watched the anime and the manga. I have to admit, the manga is better, but the anime has a cuter ending (and happier on that note).

(Spoiler alert!)

The manga has a semi-sweet ending. Maron loses the ability to reincarnate, and Fin dies. But I can't get over the little scene there where two-year-old Shinji (reincarnated Access) sees his earring clutched in newborn Natsuki (reincarnated Fin)'s hand, and yelling "Marry me! I love you Natsuki!" and Maron's all like, "Why are you proposing already?" And Zen becomes a Tenshi, too. Good times. The manga also gives a bigger backstory.

But the anime has a sweet ending too, especially the Access/Fin scenes. Access/Fin is my favorite one in Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, even over Chiaki/Sinbad with Maron/Jeanne or Yamato with Miyako. Fin and Access are so CUTE!

Oh, and by the way, Digimon fans, this is a different Yamato and Miyako (Minazuki Yamato and Toudaji Miyako), so I am still a die-hard Kenyako fans. Kenyako/Daiyako/Kouyako/Kenkari/Kensuke/Hiyako fans, you can breathe now. Yamako fans, sorry to disappoint you.

I've decided to copy the deviantART thing because I like it and I think it's funny.

Mood: critical
Listening to: the fan (wow that's loud) and a nearby kid playing the guitar
Reading: Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne manga
Watching: Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne anime
Playing: minesweeper (I must be seriously bored to actually play this game)
Eating: beef ramen (noooo! I want pork or shrimp or both!)
Drinking: Jamba Juice's Razzmatazz (the taste of happiness)

Monday, July 28, 2008

I gotta say this before going to bed

It's not canon, but Zutara rules. To hell with Kataang. Throw On Ji somewhere with Aang and give Mai some random rich guy.

Why, why, why?

To help me out this next week, I might put up some random ship oneshots. These will have no connection to Adventure 03 and are merely...well, ship oneshots.

They will be based on the Japanese version so I can even out English and Japanese (in a way).

So why do I believe in the couples I believe in? Here's the long story.

I didn't start out as a ship supporter. I was always into the plain essence of anime itself, except for a little Kenyako and a little Jyoumi (yes, you heard Jyoumi) and some Sorato to some degree. But then I saw Lord Patamon's Takari page, and that converted me to a Takari fan.

Some time later I read Michi i e no Armor Shinka, and I dumped the idea of Jyoumi. We can't have cheating happen. And I also scrolled down to the "Takaishi Takeru" section of this page, and I became converted to Koumi as well, along with more Kenyako and Sorato. After reading a few more fansites I centered on the five that I love so much: Takari, PataTail, Kenyako, Sorato, and finally Koumi.

So what about the "OC couples" I created? Well, I originally thought Junchi was my own creation until I realized there was actually a considerable fan base out there. But I paired Jun and Tai by accident, actually. Since there was the issue of Jou's brothers, Shin and Shuu, being turned into one brother, Jim, for the English dub, I realized the couple thing was going to be a disaster. Momoe, Chizuru, and Jun respectively were supposed to be dating Jou, Shin, and Shuu. But since there's only one Jim, there can only be either Chizuru or Jun. I eventually chose Chizuru, it makes the double dating thing more complete. So where does poor Jun go? Easy: The person who was also left over from a failed relationship with someone. Namely, Tai.

They both have a lot in common: impulsiveness, steadfastness, stubbornness, and big hair. Not all of those are bad.

As for Daiyako, I was originally going to be a Daiyako fan until I realized that Ken and Yolei got married. I suppose Daiyako is reasonable. I think Yolei would actually have ended up dating Davis if she hadn't found Ken first.

Poor, poor Daisuke.

So watch out for those little oneshots I'll be posting...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Charles, you're an idiot...

...and since you treat me like an idiot and keep insulting my intelligence, here's how I get back at you: posting this all over the internet.

Anyway, I sent Charles an email earlier, using the word "ad-lib" in it. Sensible. Then he sends me back some idiotic trash. It's bad enough that my attempts to knock some proper English into him and get him to stop using IM shorthand in email didn't work, but...well, see for yourself. Anything here should be marked (sic), by the way.

"its ab-libbed. not ad-libbed"

Charles, take your diseased brain out for a walk and look it up.

Back to the couple stuff.

Miyori

Major episode for fans: Episode 1 of Adventure 02
Why: We learn that Yolei and Cody have known each other for a long time
Major episode for me: Same as above
Yes or no? No
Why? No feelings for each other...AND WHY WOULD CODY DATE AN OLDER WOMAN?!?!?

Kenyako

Major episode for fans: Bit of a debate here, probably episode 25 of Adventure 02
Why: Yolei forgives Ken and sends him a really heartwarming email
Major episode for me: Same as above
Yes or no? Yes

Koumi (also called Mishirou)

Major episode for fans: Episode 10 of Adventure
Why: Izzy abandons his laptop to save Mimi...YES, he ABANDONED it!!!!!
Major episode for me: Same as above
Yes or no? Yes

And if people think I'm being "biased about other cultures" when I didn't like the Zuiikin English video, read this.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Chapter 25 now up!

I can't believe I'm halfway to finishing Adventure 03.

In the meantime, I have a link to my friend MingaKatara's fic, right...here. And in the meantime, I have nothing else to say.

No time to put up the couples, I have a lot of work to do.

And now that I realize, there's no link to my profile anywhere. So there.

Once again, I want to put up a video while you wait for me, so here's the video. Once again, it's Japanese. I love the Japanese. They're so damn funny.

In Japanese schools, you get spanked if you seriously misbehave, so in this "class", laughing classifies as misbehaving. Try not to misbehave yourself. It's close to impossible.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Stupid...boys...

I've had it with the boys at this camp. They treat the girls like a bunch of dirt. I've probably been called a ************ five thousand times already.

To top it all off, I have no freedom thanks to THEM, and therefore I can't have any say in anything.For instance, we're not allowed to install LimeWire here...that's understandable. I didn't know at the time I installed it so I quickly made a meelee and uninstalled it while the counselors weren't looking. But then the next day I found the LimeWire file still there (and I think I know who installed it). I said out loud, "Who the hell installed - " and here a barrage of comments came out that they SAW me install it and that I'm a...(fill in the blank). So I couldn't squeeze in the comment that I did uninstall it and chances are they didn't even hear me.

Being a woman, whenever I get mad, I lose all sense of logic and reason and start screaming and cursing a lot, so that's exactly what happened. It didn't help.

I'd better stop blogging before I start printing unworthy cuss words over the blog and get myself banned.

So while you wait for my next post to come on with the couple stuff I promised, why don't you watch this. (Once the video stops working, comment so I can take it down.)



This is really funny, in my opinion. Who DOESN'T want to learn English while doing aerobics?

And by the way, my friend MingaKatara has FINALLY posted something on FanFiction.net! Check out her profile here!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

How do I put up with it?

I've been asked how I put up with people that write fics "on the other side of the 'shipping war". Well, see, I don't have to, strictly, put up with them, seeing as I'm fine with other people having other opinions. See, I will only read a fic with another couple IF:

1. It gives a feeling of love and comfort together as a family (CherryGirlUK does a wonderful job with this).
2. It doesn't do more than minorly bash the opposing character (for instance, a Daikari fan slightly bashing Takeru is fine as long as they don't start killing Takeru or moving him to France or make him bent on killing Hikari).
3. The author does not have a history of screaming, shouting, cursing, or spamming someone else just because their couple opinions are different (i.e. flaming).

Anyway, on with the couple ideals...

Sorato

Major episode for fans: Episode 51 of Adventure
Why: Matt saves Sora from darkness
Major episode for me: Episode 38 and episode 45 of Adventure 02 (an unseen flashback appears in 45), where Matt saves Sora from falling debris (not far off from "darkness" XP)
Yes or no? Yes

Taiora

Major episode for fans: Ironically, episode 38 of Adventure 02
Why: Sora "shows" her feelings for Tai
Major episode for me: Episode 20 of Adventure (Saban was stupid. Sora does NOT admit her feelings to Tai. She instead tells him that she likes Matt. E20 of Ad. is better because he saves her life.)
Yes or no? No
Why? Tai likes Sora and Sora likes him back but Sora seems to like Matt more...plus Matt and Sora got married for God's sake

Mimato

Major episode for fans: Uh...is there even one? ^.^ Probably episode 2 of Adventure
Why: Minor thing here, Matt says "forget it" when T.K. asks if Mimi is cute (dub only! dub only!) and later, in episode 7 of Adventure 02, Matt had a phone call with Mimi (once again, dub only! dub only!)
Major episode for me: (blanks out)
Yes or no? No
Why? Someone tell me how they even came up with this one

Michi

Major episode for fans: Episode 35 of Adventure
Why: Tai seems rather desperate to get Mimi back...?
Major episode for me: Same as above
Yes or no? No
Why: Someone tell me how they came up with this one right after you finish with Mimato

Taito

Major episode for fans: Episode 38 of Adventure
Why: Tai and Matt hold hands...
Major episode for me: Same as above
Yes or no? No
Why? Not really a fan of yaoi

...I'll be back with the last popular ones I can think of.

-RS

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hello

Helo
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Sent from my T-Mobile Sidekick®

Final decision. No going back.

I am deleting ALL files of my AU fics because they're all LAME and I'm just going to take the S.E. Hinton way.

So don't ever expect them.

Meanwhile, I think I might have caught onto something for Adventure 03. Just might. So I better have an idea by Sunday.

Damn!

I've decided that now on, I'm going to post up arguments on why/why not a couple is valid to me, so you know where I come from. I'm only doing a few a day.

Starting with...

Daikari

Major episode for fans: Episode 1 of Adventure 02
Why: Davis is willing to fight after Kari gets hurt
Major episode for me: Same as above
Yes or no? No
Why? Kari never shows feelings for Davis

Takari

Major episode for fans: Episode 13 of Adventure 02
Why: Lots of Takari lovey-dovey
Major episode for me: Hard decision. Probably episode 7 of Adventure 02, Guardian Angel. Ep 13 was ruined by Saban and actually had more Kari/Tai sibling love than Takari.
Yes or no? Yes

Kenkari
Major episode for fans: Episode 31 of Adventure 02
Why: Reveals lots of connections between Ken and Kari
Major episode for me: Same as above
Yes or no? No
Why? They never show feelings

...tomorrow I'll be back with tension involving Matt and Sora.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Worst. Day. Ever.

I'm getting even more unsure over whether I should post it as my chapters are getting lamer and lamer and maybe I should force myself to write one page of Adventure 03 a day (that's how S.E. Hinton got over her writer's block and eventually wrote The Outsiders).

-RS

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Unsure...

As I write the AUs, I start realizing that they're not as good as I would like them to be. They're more cheesy, lovey, and fast-paced. And way too obvious.

So now I'm wondering whether I should actually post them on or just write them for myself to assuage my writer's block.

Tell you what, I actually do need to post it in order to inform the world that I still exist.

That was easy. *smacks self on head*

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Why am I up so late?

...because it's either using the computer or watching Casino Royale. And I would prefer using the computer.

I was happily writing my AU, trying to think up ideas for Adventure 03 at the same time, when suddenly it hit me: My AU wasn't strictly medieval anymore. It centered around one of those tribes you generally find in medieval RPG games (I used to play RuneScape before it hit me: "What the ****ing hell am I doing?"). They were sort of a warrior tribe with a touch of medieval (swordsman, bowman, even Iori is a kendo artist) and the regular medieval comes in later chapters. So actually, it's not medieval, but it is more like medieval-ish AU. (I'm going to be copy-pasting this into the actual chapter, you know.)

And to make up for the fact that this is an alternate universe, I'm using all the Japanese names and terms (Yagami Hikari instead of Kari Kamiya, Inoue Miyako instead of Miyako Inoue, Kido Jou instead of Joe Kido).

There's also a lot more relationship angst than there is in Adventure/02, and even 03 (and remember, there is a LOT of relationship angst in 03). So I might be accused of making characters OOC, but this is what they may be like if there weren't any evil Digimon interfering.

And yes, there is a princess, although I'm not revealing who.

Nina/Willis/Jaya/Ryo make no appearances as they Nina and Jaya are OCs and Willis and Ryo make only cameos.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Interesting proposition...

I hate to admit it, but...

(drum roll)

I have writer's block.

I'm sorry, but I do have the accursed writer's block, and I probably won't be able to update Adventure 03 next week like I'm supposed to. Don't worry, I will finish it...eventually.

Stop hitting me, Charles.

Ria's progress on the MR fic is still going bad because she can't get her thoughts together to finish a fic, which is weird because she read books 1-4 and is trying to get a copy of the manga and will watch the movie when it comes out. You would've thought James Patterson would have replied to my comments by now.

To take care of my writer's block (thankfully it's only an Adventure 03 thing), I'm going to concentrate on those medieval AUs that are getting really popular now. I'm not a fan of AU, but maybe a four-chapter anthology (I'm really obsessed with those things, huh?) would work. It's got to be medieval. But this has a higher chance of discontinuation than my other fics, so I'll start working on the couples that are the most important to me.

Don't get me wrong, I do like all the couples, but I do prefer some over others and I'll be sure to get to those first.

The way that this anthology will differ from my other ones is that they all take place in the same AU, rather than differing ones. And don't worry, I will include the Digimon unlike other medieval fics that center solely on the characters themselves.

Got it done!

I have now received permission to upload stories, so I'm fine now!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Status on Adventure 03

I'm almost done with chapter 24 and with luck I MIGHT just be able to get it in.

It's hard to believe I'm almost halfway through. Charles will kill me if I don't finish, so I'm forced into finishing it anyway. Otherwise, I might have just released another chapter announcing that I'm discontinuing, along with a synopsis of the rest of the plot.

I do have the whole plot mapped out, so I'm not making it up as I go - it's just the details of all my fics are hard to put together and occasionally I get writer's block.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wedding Peach fic?

You're probably asking, "How come you put up a Wedding Peach fic when you said you can't?"

I just managed to copy-paste this whole thing and get it posted up between classes. I'm very lucky. Chances are Adventure 03 won't get up between classes, but it might vary. I might, might just get it, but don't get your hopes up.

In the meantime, I am concentrating on the next few chapters. Don't worry, I will eventually finish it.

Excited

Class starts in five minutes and I'm really excited.

I finished a fanfic at 12:00 PM last night...it was the Wedding Peach oneshot I talked about. It's not that good, but I was really groggy when I did it. But I'm not going to rewrite it.

From now on, I will be concentrating all my efforts on Adventure 03, Continuation, and possibly Percy Jackson, because it's not likely that Uglies will ever come up on fanfiction.net, and I'm probably not going to do a fanfic for that even if it does. I'm also canceling all deviantART plans.

I'm sorry to all of the people's hopes I've dashed, but I simply don't have time.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Camp is really cool

I'm being really negligent right now - I'm not working on Adventure 03 like I should, but on the oneshot I'm doing for Wedding Peach. However, since it's a oneshot I'll be finished soon and so I'll work on Adventure 03 afterwards.

Computer camp is really cool right now - I'm learning Java and Robotics. I've learned so far: Flash programming, basic robotics, intermediate robotics, video editing, and HTML. Plus, I know a little bit of minor hacking (minor I say).

I miss all of my friends right now, but I guess I'm going to have to cope with it the next three weeks. I'll keep you posted.

It is 3:13 PM in California...

...and I am exhausted! Details after I take my nap. I didn't get enough sleep in the plane.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Going to Camp

I'm going to California!!!!!

Yes, I'm going to summer camp, computer programming to be exact (so I can hack into DVDs and get my precious little files). I have my trusty iPod with me, with complete episodes of Digimon Adventure/02 and Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach, as well as a reasonable collection of songs (which will become more reasonable once I get an iPod touch...hurry up Mom and Dad!),

I also have my phone, which is capable of creating "notes" on the road so I can write my fics on the plane, but FanFiction.net doesn't accept them as files so I have to email them to myself and post them up once I get home. The camp doesn't let me bring my own computer. Retarded. It's a freaking COMPUTER CAMP.

I will have access to internet through my phone so I will most definitely post up stuff on this blog, but no deviations or fanfics. I'm sorry to all.

Plus while I was watching Wedding Peach, inspiration came up to me via oneshot, an unsolved mystery left behind. I won't tell anyone, it'll be a surprise, but I can tell you it will be an AU (the only thing that makes it an AU will be that it disregards DX, as I seriously hate it, but otherwise it's pretty canon). I'm seriously addicted to anime now.

Plus, I'm starting to learn a lot of Japanese, not that it'll help me once I get to camp. Unless I meet a really nice Japanese person.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach

I had recently downloaded every single episode from Adventure/02 of Digimon, and now I'm working on a new project: downloading every episode of Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach (Wedding Peach for short), besides DX. (Read below to see why.)

Wedding Peach is a little easier for me to get, because:

1. There are only 51 episodes, whereas there were 104 in Adventure/02 combined.
2. I'm using VeohTV instead of Megaupload, so I don't have to wait 25 seconds, and I can download 4 at once instead of one at a freaking time.

But there's still the grueling process of converting every file from .avi to .mp4, so that iTunes will accept it. I want to have these on my iPod.

For those who want to know, I have an iPod 4th generation video, but soon I'm going to be getting an iPod touch. My problem is that Wedding Peach is hard to get in English (unless you want to download them in three parts), so I have to do Japanese with subtitles, and chances are they won't show up properly on a 4th gen screen. They wll show up properly on a touch, however. I'm sure of it.

The plot is about 12-year-old Hanasaki Momoko, who finds out she is the legendary angel Wedding Peach, chosen by angel soldier Limone to do work for Aphrodite. ("Tenshi" in Japanese means "angel", hence the name.) The akuma race, or the devils, are trying to promote a message of hate. The angels (namely Momoko and her two friends Yuri and Hinagiku) are involved in a battle between tenshi and akuma to make sure that love is still alive in this world.

So Momoko takes on the alter identity of Wedding Peach, while Yuri and Hinagiku become angels Lily and Daisy. Together with Limone they embroil themselves in this war, in the meantine falling in love themselves...

Commonly called a Sailor Moon clone, this is only because of a very unflattering article written by a reviewer who hadn't watched a single episode. She had just read some stupid information article. Therefore, it's why I hate Sailor Moon (it's unremarkably lame) and like Wedding Peach (okay, it's lame too, but at least the subtitles make it sound better).

I don't like DX because I hate the concept of "wiping the memories", considering how you would have thought Yanagiba had gone through enough memory loss through the last couple episodes, and I don't like the new Love Angels' uniforms (I thought it had been already established that angels can fly without wings). Therefore, if I make any fanfics on Wedding Peach (chances are I won't, it's so hard to do that), I'm going to be completely disregarding DX. And the background behind it. Because that's how I do things.

Interesting things about Wedding Peach:

Momoko's alter ego is "Wedding Peach", and in Japanese, "momo" means peach, a parallel between Momoko's two sides.

(spoiler alert!) And as soon as I saw the clip of Hinagiku being childhood friends with Takuro, I thought, "Well, Momoko can have Yousuke, Hinagiku can have Takuro, and Yuri can have Yanagiba, and there won't be any more fighting." Boy, I wasn't far off the mark. But what I didn't expect was for Limone to be Yanagiba. A little weird personally.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Website problems

Am I 15 or 16?

There are many inconsistencies in my site. Sometimes it says I'm 16 and sometimes 15. This leads to lots of people telling me that I'm lying about my age.

The answer: I turned 16 on June 25. It was hard to get to every single one of my freaking pages and change that, and I still haven't finished. I'll get it all done as soon as possible.

Adventure 03 still has a love/hate relationship with other people. I understand - the plot flow is...well, there is no plot flow. It sucks that way.

I do have a map outlined for what will happen until ep 50, so I do have things planned out. I don't do things spontaneously, you know.

I might have a 3-week layover in the middle of July as I am taking computer camp, but I will be writing fics (although I can't post 'em) and I will post maybe 3 chapters at once afterwards. However, if I am lucky I might be able to post at camp...but it might require a phone system, a USB port, and a bunch of rushing (things aren't easy when you can't take a laptop to a freaking computer camp). So don't think just because I post in this blog means I can post fics.

That's about it. Remember, I detest flaming and accept constructive criticism. And lots of people are telling me I'm lying about the GoogleFight thing on my profile, but I'm not. I guess things have changed since I checked (it was almost a year ago). And why are people insulting me because I don't like YAOI? I don't. It's my opinion, and yet people don't want me to have it.

I'm really talking too much...

Friday, July 4, 2008

A not exactly average life, now

I'm trying to hack into my phone so it allows me to post "notes" as fanfic chapters, as that would ease a lot of time. A lot. And unfortunately, my computer has blown up AGAIN, leaving me with a redone computer with no Microsoft Office. (Here, the quote on OpenOffice on my "RainbowSprinkle's Life" fanfics page comes to get me. Yes, I have downloaded OpenOffice.) However, for my birthday, and since I can't be a freaking JUNIOR without a laptop, my parents are getting me a Mac with special software so I can copy an image from a current Windows XP (probably my parent's computer) and use that in the Boot Camp program. (Don't know what that is? I didn't know either, until I researched it. It's software that lets you run XP on a Mac. Loooooooove...)

Now I don't care about having Vista anymore. I never wanted Vista, just the looks, but to me Mac OS X looks cool enough. I love Mac, and I actually know how to use it, since in my first-grade years my elementary school only had Macs.

The only problem was, it was Mac OS 9, which means I'm really going to have a problem working Leopard.

Meanwhile, I am trying to work on my Minesweeper score, highest 146 seconds, but I will never beat J.K. Rowling in 98 seconds. Ever. (Yes, I am aware of the xyzzy cheat, but it only makes me slower, and I am utilizing the click-with-both-sides to get 146.) The worst part is sometimes I am forced to guess when there's two squares left, and I blow up. WHEN THERE WERE TWO SQUARES LEFT.

Also, recently another Takeru has entered my own life: this guy.

I rarely ever watched the hot dog eating contest, as I felt it had no relevance to my life, but honestly, this is the epitome of how Japan rules. I'm not Japanese, but I love Japan.

Plus he's really cute, just not in that picture.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

16th birthday passes smoothly

That's the bad part.

My friends were either on vacation or unable to attend in some way, and eventually I was left with absolutely no excitement. None. Ever. And that's the end of it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My First Post...

I don't really feel good today...

Charles is bugging me by thinking he can get away with posting fanfics without my clearance. The reason I have to clear it is because if I don't, he'll make references to me or Ria and make the main character about himself. He also makes it factually incorrect.

It's hard since my parents refuse to pay for my sweet 16th birthday, because they want me to "pay myself". (For those who don't know, I have a LOT of money from the past 15/almost 16 years of my life.) They think I'm all responsible and stuff. I can't throw a party myself!

It's also hard since I'm never going to see Kya again. She was really close to me, Ria, and Buck, and we only knew her one year.

If anyone sees Buck, tell him it wasn't my fault I spilled the ketchup. Long story.

-RS