Oof...

Oct. 19th, 2013 09:32 pm
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Let me tell you about my week, internets. I had six tests this week, and three of them were one right after the other on Wednesday starting at 7:15 in the morning (I had to wake up at 5:00) and finishing at 3:30 pm with my videotaped lab practical exam. The others weren't so bad, but that Wednesday was one of the worst academic days I really think I've ever had -- I'm pretty sure I did well, mind you, I'm more talking in terms of stress because I'm pretty sure I spent the entire day nursing a borderline-perforated ulcer.

BUT, on the bright side, I've had hockey to get me through and I genuinely like my classmates and we all helped each other through it. AND NOW I'M BACK. I MIGHT EVEN ACTUALLY WRITE THIS WEEKEND

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"No enemy is worse than bad advice..." -- Sophocles

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Lately I've been considering why I haven't written anything in ages, and I've come to a couple of rather worrying conclusions. Basically, it's either that I don't have the time/energy thanks to PTA school, or all the work I do for PTA school makes me unconsciously view writing as a chore rather than something to enjoy. Either way, I feel like I'm losing my grip on fandom, and that's really the saddest thing in the world. I really hope it gets better soon; I don't want to lose fandom :/

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"Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in. Aim at Earth and you will get neither..." -- C.S. Lewis

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Just popping in briefly to say that I'm alive, expect a real post soon about how I'm doing and whatnot. And also how much I miss Stark's stupid adorable face (because I do).

(A lot).

BYE.
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I've been thinking about it ever since it got announced that True Blood is ending next summer and, to my surprise, I think I'm not all that sad about it. It got off to a good start but then derailed into a crack-tastic trainwreck Beel Compton love fest and didn't really ever recover. They had some great characters that would have been killed off if the show had followed the books (e.g. Lafayette) or who just wound up better than in the books (e.g. Tara), but still… I guess all I can say for now is that I hope the T.V. series ending doesn't piss me off as much as the book series ending did.

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"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe…" -- Dalai Lama

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Read this now, thank me (and Tumblr) later. It talks about Stark's high school years and he got arrested and it was for the dorkiest white boy reason ever and it basically made me make completely embarrassing squeaky noises in public and JUST READ IT OKAY.

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"The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it..." -- Bernard de Voto

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Well, PTA school is going mostly okay so far; I live in constant fear of flunking something and have even had a panic attack or two about it, but I haven't actually flunked anything yet. Actually, I'm starting to finally remember that oh yeah, I'm actually kind of good at school (I'm much better at school than I am at being an adult, anyway).

I just wish that it didn't leave me feeling constantly exhausted and almost completely without time to write or to talk to any of my international friends out there. Even my IRL friendships are on the backburner -- I don't even see Le Boyfriend that much anymore except on weekends and I hate that but at least he's being a relatively good sport about it.

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"Freedom is from within..." -- Frank Lloyd Wright

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I'm starting physical therapist assistant school tomorrow and it's kind of scaring the crap out of me. I just got the hang of taking care of MYSELF, who in their right mind would entrust me with caring for other human beings?

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"If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles..." -- Sun Tzu

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I swear I need a part time job that pays $20,000 per month just to sit around and write fanfiction all day. That'd be perfect...

...except for how 90% of me "writing" involves yelling at the blinking cursor on the blank Word document for mocking me. Hm.

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"So little done, so much to do..." -- Cecil Rhodes

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P.S. Remember, kids, the next episode of the rewatch at [livejournal.com profile] generation_kill is tonight!
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Ugh, I keep forgetting to go to the GK rewatch OR I wind up being out of the house at the time, and I feel bad because it's so quiet there this time around and it's something I really want to do :( I swear I fail so hard at life sometimes.

On the bright side, I've been writing some more (not finished yet) and it doesn't suck! \o/ Also I get to go to my very first hockey game ever this coming November (Chicago Blackhawks vs. Dallas Stars)! I'm broke as fuck after paying PTA school tuition and buying textbooks so affording the road trip to Dallas is going to be interesting, but WOOOOO nonetheless.

Also I may or may not be completely obsessed with Pacific Rim and it's all Tumblr's fault (well, that and the movie is awesome, but still). And certain people who shall remain nameless bunnied me with a GK Pacific Rim AU and GOD DAMN IT I'M GOING TO HAVE A MILLION WIPS FOREVER AREN'T I? FUCK.

Ahem. That's all I've got for now, I hope all's well with y'all :)
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"Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you..." -- Oscar Wilde

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Title: Learn to Block
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Pairing: Pre-/Implied Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews (depending on how you look at it)
Rating: PG
Summary: In which a bad night against the Blues shows Kaner and Jonny rather unexpected sides of each other.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris, my favorite enabler, who talked me into writing this in the first place and graciously helped me tease a germ of an idea into...this. I'm still a newbie to hockey fandom and to hockey in general, so this is probably hand-wavey as fuck and all dents and dings are definitely mine.

Jonny's not normally one to believe in conspiracies most of the time... )

(For non-hockey fans who are curious, this is Patrick Kane and this is Jonathan Toews and behavior like this is why I wrote something I didn't totally hate for the first time in several months).

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"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament..." -- Oscar Wilde

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Okay, so, can we please skip how hilariously awful I am at updating and talk about how the GK boys (sans ASkars *sadface*) went to see Stark in Kinky Boots and generally bro around just like old times? God, I miss them and I miss how fandom was before it got all quiet around here and just...ARGH...feelings.

In real life news, I got into physical therapy assistant school! (Which I'll be using to pay for a Master's degree later and so on). I start in August and it's going to be a full time program so there's really no point in me looking for a full-time job anymore, so that's been a big load off of my otherwise towering mountain of anxiety about the general state of my life. Also I'm pretty sure part of why this feels so good is because I've spent basically my whole life being a student and I feel like I'm not very good at being anything else, but still, yay for not failing at life!

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"The loving are the daring..." -- Bayard Taylor

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P.S. - God damn it, Stark looks like he's 18 again, HOW IS LIFE THIS GODDAMN UNFAIR?

P.P.S. - IS ANYONE ELSE AS EXCITED AS I AM ABOUT THE GK REWATCH? :D
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So, after ages and ages of pressure from certain internet friends who shall remain nameless (but know who they are), I finally caved and poked my head into the hockey fandom...and then promptly jumped into it with both feet. It's where half the GK fandom went and I really missed them and also I was plied with pictures of ridiculously good-looking hockey players. It's been a nice little morale booster and the fic is awesome and ideas for my own fics have been stirring in my head since I gave hockey fandom a try, so, all things considered, I'm sorry I didn't try it sooner.

How's things over on LJ?

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In which Stark records/performs Soul of a Man and I die of about six separate aneurysms and then melt into a tiny little puddle of #feelingz )

This was basically my exact reaction through the entire thing
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The hands…the mouth…the FEELINGSHIS FAAAAAAAAAACE

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"Nothing is worth more than this day…" -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Did anyone else watch the Tony awards last night? Because I did and on the whole it was pretty good and Kinky Boots won a gazillion things just like I wanted it to. Alas, Stark didn't win (the nomination is still nice, though), but Billy Porter's acceptance speech melted my heart into a little puddle of feelings so I wasn't even mad really. Plus Stark winked at the camera. No joke.

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HIS FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE

I know, I know, priorities, BUT STILL. I'M JUST SAYING.

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"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." -- Arthur Ashe

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BONUS EDIT: Of all the pictures not to need a douchey Instagram filter... )
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So I have a Tumblr now and my username doesn't actually suck but I'm completely paralyzed about what to do first...

...ohGodhelp

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"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell..." -- Joan Crawford

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P.S. - For some clarification, I'm not getting rid of this journal or anything, I just got a Tumblr because that's where seemingly half of fandom has gone and I basically miss you crazy kids.
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So I might be getting a Tumblr soon...y'know, just as soon as I figure out what I would actually DO with it since I can't even decide what I want to do with this journal. Yeah. Ideas would be welcome.

Also Star Trek was awesome (yes, even Bandicoot Bandersnatch) and so shippy that Le Boyfriend swears I almost had a stroke during the radiation chamber scene. Meanwhile, I'm eagerly anticipating going to see Epic on Friday so that I can fan girl all over Josh Hotcherson's voice (and also because I'm secretly a giant six year old who still loves animated movies).

How's things?

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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world..." --Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.

P.S. - To my complete and utter astonishment, one of my many, many job applications that I fired off into the void actually led to an interview at a local children's hospital last week (I find out next week(ish) if I got the job). Fingers crossed!

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Dear Charlaine Harris,

Having just finished the last Southern Vampire Mysteries book, I only have one thing to say: WORST. ENDGAME COUPLE. EVER. I AM DISAPPOINT.

...I will miss your lolzy sex scenes though.

That is all.

Signed,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies

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"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company..." -- Mark Twain

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So, for those who haven't heard, Stark is going to the Tonys again because Kinky Boots is up for a gazillion awards (deservedly so, from the sound of it) and he himself is one of them (Best Actor in a Leading Role). Oh God, I hope he wins or, at the very least, that Kinky Boots gets Best Musical so that Bring It On: The Musical (oh god why is this even a thing) doesn't get it.

But I mostly want Stark to win because OH MY GOD IMAGINE THE STUPIDLY ADORABLE SPEECH. IMAGINE IT. IT MIGHT EVEN INVOLVE THIS LOOK:

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We should totally have a virtual Tonys watch party or something (I CAN BRING GRAPE SODA!) )

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"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible..." -- Dalai Lama

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I wish I could find something to feel enthusiastic about again, I feel like I've become so detached from everything and I hate it :/ It's like I'm going through the motions but somehow even more apathetic than that. Maybe it's time for yet another GK rewatch? What do y'all do to cheer yourselves up?

Oh well, at least it's pouring down rain outside (I do love a good storm, if nothing else).


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"Better alone than in bad company..." -- Thomas Fuller

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Oof. Internets, do any of you ever have days in which the state of the world just makes you hurt? I do, and today's been kind of like that for me. All this Boston stuff on top of everything else just makes me sad for the world.

Anyway, I've been mostly radio silent lately because I just have nothing going on; I have a few strings being pulled on my behalf job-wise, but all of that is moving frustratingly slowly and leaving me with little else to do but sit around and mope. Anything I've managed to write lately has come out sounding utterly depressing and so I wind up deleting it in disgust and just...argh. Everything is frustrating.

On the bright side, I went out on a limb and got The Host to read and I actually kind of don't hate it (I'm as surprised as y'all are). The relationships that seemed so random and confusing in the movie make SO much more sense in the book, plus it's kind of thinky and meditative and basically not totally awful. You win this round, SMeyer.

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