akinoame: (Ankh: Pumpkin)
You know, I will laugh if out of all the Riders who could help repair Ankh's Medal, it gets done by the guy who specializes in pediatric surgery through videogames.

"Well, the surgery was a success. All he really needed were a few sutures and some Angry Birds."

"Well, when you put it like THAT, it sounds obvious."
akinoame: (Writing)
Finally got an idea to start running with for my Yuletide assignment.

I hope the recipient doesn't mind the first section being worldbuilding on the cultural values of two fictional locations, with at least three paragraphs on the history and geology.
akinoame: (Default)
I did not know that the NASA logo is known as "the meatball."

I am also allowed to use their still images on my journal (assuming it falls under "personal website") in a non-commercial capacity, so awesome. I will have something to work with when it comes to the review images.

Mermaid fic

Oct. 4th, 2017 03:46 pm
akinoame: (Hina: Mermaid)
Dear self,

You probably do not need to rewrite.

Scratch that, you do not need to rewrite!

...Okay, fuck it. I'm finishing the fic, but I won't post it until it gets its scenes reorganized because I haven't written a goddamn thing that I haven't scrapped and started over with since "Yang-Yin."

*screams into pillow*
akinoame: (Kaito: Dark)
All right, these are the tentative plans for the next set of reviews, and my goals:

Goal 1: Finish Power Rangers in Space by the end of the year. I know I keep saying it, but I need to actually stick to a schedule. I might have to binge episodes on Saturdays if I want to make sure that I actually make it through the Endpoint Analysis, and I'll try to go simpler on those images; OOO was way too complex. Ultimately, though, this is a really hard season to do because while I like it, there's frustratingly little to analyze that doesn't have to do with Andros, Astronema, or Ecliptor. I have five batches left to do. If I can marathon and take notes, I can put together everything after, like I did with OOO.

Goal 2: After I've rested a little, review Ultraman Orb. Just the original 20-odd episode run first, with a Season Summation instead of an Endpoint Analysis--this because I have to purposely avoid talking about any other installments of the Orb saga.

Goal 3: Kamen Rider Gaim, which I suspect will be just as frustratingly difficult to analyze as PRiS has been--I don't want to say that I hate them now that I have to break them down, but I will say that neither show holds up quite as well as I thought now that I analyze them. Again, I will have to make the images simpler than I wanted, so I'll probably grab from the opening sequence.

Goal 4: Ultraman Orb: The Origin Saga. The plot of this is acually really similar to Gaim's plot, so it'll be fun doing their analyses together. I suspect a lot of it will be compare and contrast.

Goal 5: Orb movie, because I love Sadeath and I will really enjoy talking about him after screaming at Andros and Kaito.
akinoame: (Kings and Vagabonds)
I have never been happier to say that a fic of mine is an AU. I knew it was going to be, but I'm happy it's because of timeline.

In short, canon is bringing back Ankh a year earlier than I am.
akinoame: (Gai/Juggler)
So I started off screencapping the interesting sub of Ultraman Orb: Lend Me The Power of Your Bonds! that we all watched. I planned on also screencapping some of the interesting subs from PIECE: Fragments of Memory that...well, is the only available English sub. Just a fun, harmless thing.

...Um, I got distracted. Somehow, this turned into a Juggler Appreciation Post.

Read more... )

Writing

Sep. 30th, 2017 05:58 pm
akinoame: (Fail)
I should really start trying to write before reading any fics. Particularly the one I'm addicted to right now. Because it utterly destroys me afterwards, and I can't manage words.
akinoame: (R-Kotaro)
So I found out a couple of days ago that FourzeFansub is doing Den-O in Spanish! So this is also how I'm going to try to improve my Spanish skills.

...Also it has been over 12 hours and I still haven't hit myself for the pun "olé sanjou."

Annoyances

Sep. 27th, 2017 04:57 pm
akinoame: (Naptime)
I feel like I have the dumbest excuse for getting nothing accomplished today: my legs keep twitching.

Read more... )
akinoame: (Default)
Trying my hardest not to get discouraged. I know I have another group interview today, and that means I'm going somewhere in all of this. But it's really hard looking at so many jobs I would love to do, but I don't have the experience or the education, and I can't get the education because I can't get into grad school, and I'm certain now that the biggest reason I can't get into grad school is because I can't get the recommendation letters sent in on time.

I'm once again at the point where I wonder if it's entirely my fault. If I kept having each of my grad applications fail because of one person or another not turning it in wasn't because they thought I was terrible and didn't want to say it to my face.
akinoame: (Default)
I know I'm hard on Ninja Steel, but I have to say, I really liked how they handled Mick's backstory in "The Royal Rumble." Yeah, without outright saying slavery, they said that Mick was kidnapped and sold into slavery 20 years ago. It's surprisingly dark for Power Rangers, and the fact that it made him falter in helping Fiyero Viera I can't be the only one who heard that, was I? was really deep. Would I have liked seeing a little extra depth to it? Yes. But Mick has always impressed on the Rangers to behave professionally, and him quickly putting aside his distrust and trauma in order to get the job done feels much more in-character. And Viera still had to earn his forgiveness despite that, helping establish a connection to his family and promising to make things right as a ruler.

Kudos.
akinoame: (Fridge Cannon)
Let's have a little lesson, shall we?

It is okay to be angry and frustrated with how a show or franchise you love is going.

It is okay to be critical and air your grievances.

It is okay to be critical of writers or actors or producers or anything else.

It is another monster entirely to seek out these people in social media or whatever and give them a hard time because you don't like something.

Likewise, it is not okay to do so to people who do like it.

This is mostly aimed at Power Rangers, but I've seen this in way too many fandoms I've been in, and it always happens.

Goddamnit, fandoms. This is why we can't have nice things!
akinoame: (Shinji)
So far, I have 3 days of interviews scheduled--tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday, each at 2 pm. And I had a group interview yesterday and the job fair Monday. And the group interview called me back.

The group interview and the interview tomorrow are both for insurance, which I'm not thrilled about, and I agreed to them before the other two contacted me.

Friday's interview is for a Case Manager position that I'm really interested in and crossing my fingers on. Got that hit from the job fair.

Saturday is a seasonal position at Macy's, which would at least help in the short-term if nothing else.

My uncle also emailed me a part-time Case Manager position where he volunteers, so even then, it would be something. No interview yet; I only contacted them to find out more information.

Overall, it's exciting, but I'm also confused and very tired from not sleeping at all last night.

Gaia 20

Sep. 19th, 2017 10:51 am
akinoame: (G'Kar: Hardboiled)
I think I found a new favorite episode, at least in Ultraman Gaia.

In which Gamu's interactions with Kajio are so homoerotic that Kajio has to point out "I'm not gay, you know," and Gamu's attempts to defend himself lead the rest of Team Lightning to look at him from behind like, "Dude, we know you're the LEAST straight person on this base, it's okay."

Also in which Hiroya Fujimiya, whose new official name is "Bitchy Tezuka," kidnaps Gamu and ties him to his exercise equipment in what I swear is his sex dungeon.

And where Gamu asks him if there is ANYONE in the world he cares about and wouldn't want to sacrifice, Bitchy Tezuka literally thinks of his pet hamster TWICE before deciding on his budding love interest.

And I start quoting Juggler's "But the need to protect the weak is Gai's weakness!" when Bitchy Tezuka does something not awful.

And in which the monster makes adorable squeaking noises.

All in all, I consider this a perfect episode.
akinoame: (Eiji: Loves me not)
Wei asked me to help put this together a while ago. Hopefully it's complete?

And yet, he's not the most messed up character I've seen )


There's another one, where he's a bad liar and cannot understand he's a bad liar, but given his track record, I'm not sure if it's actually a bad thing. It helps him a lot when people see through his lies.

Job stuff

Sep. 14th, 2017 05:01 pm
akinoame: (Gai/Juggler)
Dear self,

You just came out of a hurricane. You only moved back into your house two days ago. You can't even remember the days of the week. Don't get hard on yourself if you can't focus on job applications today.

Monday, there's going to be a job fair. Focus your energy there. You can handle that much, and you'll be able to ask a lot of important questions. Start making a list, and make sure you bring something to write with and on. Maybe Dad has a professional-looking portfolio for you. Or you can run to Office Depot or even Target or Walmart to find one, now that the roads are a little safer.

Don't start crying because you don't have the education or experience they want. Talk to the professionals and see what they say first, before you try to put another $80 each into grad school applications when you know you don't have reliable sources for recommendation letters.

It'll be okay.

Irma

Sep. 10th, 2017 10:11 am
akinoame: (Default)
We just evacuated to my uncle's house. If I can continue to update, I will. Storm is forecast to go just west of us, meaning we'll get the strongest winds.

Irma

Sep. 9th, 2017 12:35 pm
akinoame: (Default)
We will be going to my uncle's tomorrow.

My little sister is determined to throw all of us into a full-fledged panic attack.

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