Sherlock

Aug. 15th, 2010 11:00 pm
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SO I haven’t talked about Sherlock yet.

Sherlock is a BBC show that is based on Sherlock Holmes, in the 21st century. It’s actually pretty good. I like the actors and the characters are pretty well done. They are brought into modern times smoothly, with poor damaged John Watson and eccentric nutjob Sherlock Holmes. The actors are pretty amazing. John is played by the same actor who played Arthur Dent in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Sherlock is just… nice and ethereal looking. Makes them both feel otherworldly.

Personally I loved it. Love it? It ran for three eps and that was the original plan. And it was such a success that they ordered more. Only I have to wait like 8 months before that happens so I am kind of stunned and horrified they ended season one like they did. Must remember to recommend show to as many as possible.

Also, the fandom is batshit insane, more so than the Merlin Fandom. I browsed and I ended up like back 300 entries and it was only two days prior. Crazy.

+Nyssa
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In another pointless entry because today was fairly boring (no REALLY), I have noticed that I start a lot of entries with “So…”

It’s kind of funny that I developed that kind of pattern, but it makes sense given that’s how I talk. If I don’t have an instant start like “Hello” or something I try to find something to lead with and “so” usually works really well. It’s a nice non committal way of starting a conversation that allows both parties to back out and flee at any given moment. And when it comes to journal entries… well I am not quite sure why that seems to work really well.

I’ve found something pretty for Dusty to look at. Skins has called out loudly to the adoring hoard and we may have to give in soon. It has Joe Dempsie, and some blond guy that Dusty is all fangirly over. He is pretty in a work of art kind of pretty, and I would certainly do a once over if he walked in one of my classes, but I think Bradley James and his amazing shoulders have polluted my definition of attractiveness. I now like broad shoulders and biceps and muscles. Though to be honest I was never very much attracted to slender little slips of things. For reference, Colin Morgan is not a slender slip of a thing in my book. He’s scrawny, but he isn’t… weak looking.

Some twisted need to have a big strong man protect me? Who knows but it is how I FEEL. And I don’t mind because there is no lack of broad shouldered men in New Mexico.

+Nyssa
Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 0/10000 == 0.00%
Quote of the day: "Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face." ~Dave Barry
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Watched the Maiden Heist with Dad today. It was alright but yesterday’s con movie was better. It was about art thieves though, but not like real ones. This was the story of a group of security guards at an art museum that find out that their favorite pieces are going to be moved to like Denmark or something and they decided to make fakes and steal the originals forever.

I am not all that excited about this semester. Even for all the fact that I am graduating in less than four months. But there is pretty much homework, tests and group meetings. And the group meetings are making me so tired. You have no idea. Just thinking about the group meetings makes my eyes twitch and my fingers curl in on themselves.

I made it to 10000 words. Those last 100 are pretty crappy and are mostly me going “oh lord so close just… aghereasedre” kind of things but hey 10000 words!

I am watching Criminal Minds. Again. I missed this show, even though I am not super into it (like oh say, those other shows where I watched them online). It’s good and interesting and creative. However I am not sure how realistic it is.

I am tired thinking about groups already... But I have to go to bed and then pretend to be happy about school tomorrow…

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 10000/10000 == 100.00%
Quote of the day: "A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession." ~Albert Camus

2nd Day

Jan. 20th, 2010 11:46 pm
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Day two of classes

I picked up my notes for ME460 (Design V) and placed an order for my textbook (Starr wrote his own) for Digital Controls. I have also created shiny new tags for all this BS… I am starting to get nervous again.

Digital Controls
Starr is teaching it, and I like Starr. But this class is going to SUCK. I can tell already. He seemed surprised at the number of people in the classroom (ME Dept ripped us off. All we could take was grad classes) and the number of undergrads. It was kind of scary. He wrote his own textbook however, but I think I will need the schaum outline eventually.

Statistics
Oh my god. Please lecture faster. Or not. She (OMG AGAIN BECAUSE MY FIRST FEMALE PROF) went over what we are doing this semester and we did it all in ME318 all those many years (2… oh god) ago and so I am not very impressed. But we will see how this goes.

Applied Dynamics
This class looks fun and interesting. And our prof seems to enjoy letting us go early and lecturing over what he wants to cover. We are all kinda excited, but I am kind of wondering how many of us will still be here on Friday.

I also lost my cell for a bit this afternoon. I flung it all the way under my bed, cuz I got skillz. Dusty is spending her afternoons with me and I may be going to econ with her for a while, until I either have something else to do or I need to be somewhere else. We shall see.

I’m watching Doctor Who… Curse you Fandom Secrets. You shouldn’t be inspiring any madness.

+Nyssa

Reading: Good Omens
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: “Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.”~Sun Tzu
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Today is my mother’s birthday. Lindsay has the plague, so we didn’t go all out, and she didn’t get to go eat cake at Grandma and Grandpa’s.

We went to Rex’s and it was pretty yummy. I ate way more than I should have, and I feel kinda tired.
My dad made an Avatar Cake. It made me smile. It’s so topping Titanic, as an aside because James Cameron wouldn’t make it unless he could own himself. And create another unbreakable record, until he comes out with Battle Angel.

Angel is also now 14 years old.

We decided to celebrate by watching Supernatural. It was Jump the Shark, which I have been WAITING FOR for forever and a half so I was way way way excited.

Last weekend before school starts. Lame. I just realized that I forgot to mention I got my books earlier this week. I have them now. Not that bad this year as two of my classes do not require textbooks. Though they are both 400 levels.

+Nyssa

Reading: Good Omens
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: "Strippers, Sammy, Strippers. We're on an actual case involving strippers. Finally." ~ Dean
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So…

Today was EPIC WIN!

I got up and went to my GRE, doing well on the last test I took just as kind of a wake me up thing. I was a bit upset to learn that I would have to give them my watch but, I endured.

But… after a three hour test… a 770 on the MATH! FUCK YEAH! And a 580 or something on the vocab, but we aren’t going to worry about that because a 770! I’m so excited!

After the GRE I decided to be exciting and climbed on The Treadmill. AND I RAN A WHOLE MILE! And Dusty and Cait have awesome timing because they managed to arrive at my house the exact moment I hit the mile mark. Like I am at .99 miles when they rang the doorbell.

So we went out to get ice cream to celebrate and I just feel… glowy. And apparently I did very very well according to the Facebook madness.

I also got to watch Supernatural. Which makes me soooo happy you have no idea.

+Nyssa

Reading: Good Omens
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: "Today, you will have the honor of playing one of the greatest games ever invented. A game of skill, agility, cunning. A game with one simple rule. Dodge." ~ Dean, 4x13 After School Special
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So, tomorrow I take the GREs. And I am still up, terrified to sleep and talking to my laptop obsessively. Yes, to my laptop, not to myself.

So today was pretty awesome. I went out to lunch with Fernando and Krista and Dusty. Dusty was an unexpected surprise, as she originally said that she would come be social, and it would be after our original meeting time, but she got there before me even! I was very glad to see everyone before the test tomorrow though. Gives me hope that the world will not end in 24hrs.

Fernando and I also used this occasion to exchange our very late Christmas gifts. I now have my own Kingdom Hearts Shirt. He knew just what to get me. We talked school and GRE trials and all kinds of things.

I also watched Supernatural, even though I really should have read or something productive, though at this point, I don’t think it would do me much good. The Supernatural eps were some of the ones I had been waiting for though, so I am way stoked. Sadly, this means the supernatural wiki is open in firefox again.

I have also started to notice that I am using two different browsers for apparently no reason. I think I am using chrome because when I use chrome for facebook, my computer doesn’t start whirrrrrrring at me. And I use it for LJ posting too. I think I just like how much bigger the window is so I can… get the aesthetics or something. Only complaint is that the Rich Text won't let me copy/paste from other sources.

Okay, I got to bed (or listen to podfic and breath deeply). Here’s to the GREs. Be kind to me. (Quote of the day may not be the best one for today/tomorrow)

+Nyssa

Reading: Good Omens
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: "There's no higher power, there's no God. There's just chaos and violence, random unpredictable evil, that comes outta nowhere, rips you to shreds." ~ Dean, 2x13 Houses of the Holy, Supernatural
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The Treadmill (now with a title) is kinda big.

LOST! Season finale and only one more to go! I hate this about Lost. I’m totally content to not watch all of it in one sitting, and I don’t even care about it at all, and then, THEN, I watch one episode and I end up watching as many as possible and whining when I run out of episodes. So, the finale managed to be just as totally wack as all the other finale’s. Which was like… expected but I am kind of going ‘JACOB!’ and ‘WTF?’ and… well pretty much just that. I like the actor who played Jacob though. He plays a very good… Jacob. And Lucifer in Supernatural.

I also watched Fanboys tonight. I liked it. It may not be in my top 100 movies ever (and HEY isn’t that an idea… can I even name that many? And if I did, could I list them in order. Sounds like a fun project) but it was adorable. And I had an uncomfortable moment where I found Jay of Jay and Silent Bob attractive. I think it’s the short hair. Bradley James has infected me to the point where short blond hair = happy Nyssa. Bad bad bad. Lol

So, I am sort of thinking of things to do to keep me on LJ more this year, since I failed so hardcore last year. At least in terms of my journal as I was on LJ every single day the entire time, I promise you. We’ll have to see, I have ideas. There are things like the 1000 Rules For My Unborn Son thing that I love, and I am wondering if I can do something similar… or something to do daily or… I don’t know. Thinking of maybe starting a fanon journal for writings and things. Stryation is the title name now, but I am debating if I want to comm. it or if I want to make it a journal… Tough choices.

+Nyssa

Reading: Good Omens
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: “I know I'm not one of your favorites. I'm not even welcome in your house. But I could use a little attention.” ~Constantine from Constantine (2005)
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I think watching Big Bang Theory in my pajama’s until the treadmill arrives is how breaks should be spent. I like Big Bang Theory, but at the same time, it’s kind of… reflective I guess, and it makes me a tiny bit defensive, because as an engineering major, I think I am fairly competent at human interactions. I am not on their level, but still, I haven’t met anyone THAT socially awkward. It kind of makes me grit my teeth sometimes.

Mom does not like the size of the treadmill, which I must confess is kind of HUGE, but hey, it’s pretty neat. I played with it today and realized that my average pace is way faster than 1mph and so I kept stumbling when just walking on it. It will take some fiddling to try to figure out what paces I like. So far it looks like it will be used though, which will make my mother happy.

Watched Assassination of a High School President. Was not blown away. Kind of depressed by that. 

GRE Countdown and I am still not nervous. Something tells me this is a bad sign.

+Nyssa

Reading: Good Omens
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: "We come into the world, kicking a screaming, violent and unstable. It is what we are. We cannot help ourselves." ~Leonardo Da Vinci
nikavia: (HRH Prince Arthur)
So, I finally tried prototype.

It's fairly easy. Like... I haven't had any problems so far. I am beginning to sense why inFAMOUS was better. You can like scale buildings but it doesn't require effort. And the side missions are irritatingly hard and RANDOM and... We'll see. I like the plot so I don't mind the easy gameplay. I got a bit stuck in this fight though, mostly because I am not sure what exactly I am supposed to do. So, walked away from it for a bit and right to…

I watched some Big Bang Theory today. Since I have no Supernatural, which makes me sad. I also watched some Lost, which did it's job and sucked me in for two episodes. We're almost at the end of the season (and at the end of the series!)

I have not studied for the GRE, but I have looked at the book, again. Which is I guess some kind of win but I am not sure how much of one. The Book I did read today was Dealing with Dragons, which I think is written for someone about ½ my age. But it is still totally awesome and I read it in one day. YAY one book down!

+Nyssa

Reading: Good Omens
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: "We live by the deaths of others." ~ Leonardo Da Vinci
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SO my materials exam got moved to next week and my materials labs did too! I am so excited! that means i have nothing due for the rest of this week! except get ahead on NEXT WEEK! which i may due!
We got our groups in me 360 today. It is group girl power. I man seriously there are only girls in my group for me360, which is neat but at the same time makes me a bit sad because Fernando and i are attached at the hip during class and now we won't be for ME 360 projects. So i am a bit crushed.
I have taken today off though. i watched tv, and more tv, and then a bit more. i discovered a weird show on Sci fi, that seemed to revolve around the fact that people have no lives and have chosen to master DDR instead of getting like... jobs. It was interesting for like three minutes before i realized that lenell when she used to play hardcore could probably kick all their asses several times over.
Monday 3/30Tuesday 3/31Wednesday 4/1
Thursday 4/2
Friday 4/3
 ME 314 hwk DueVibes DueME 360 Due  
 Pro E Due   
  Script Frenzy Starts  

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Fool Moon
Books: 10== 10%
Words: 10000/10000=100%
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I am really worried about Winter. Like really worried. She couldn't really walk like 5 minutes ago. And she couldn't really walk on the walk. So now i am really worried and i am kind of sick to my stomach with worry.
And there isn't anything i can do.
i did nothing today. I watched TV and I read. I harassed holly and got harassed in return. I have caught up. And i don't have anything to say. Lol t true huh?

Laters
Nyssa

Currently Reading: Genius Squad, Storm Front
Books: 9== 9%
Words: 624/10000=6.24%

Doll

Feb. 13th, 2009 11:58 pm
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Watched Dollhouse today. Thought it was quite interesting. Not really a Joss show though, not like you know Buffy and Angel and Firefly so i am a bit disappointed.
Uh... Other than that i didn't do much today. No borders just... me going to my one class and avoiding people and topics. It is actually working quite well for me, which is a bit sad.
MONDAY 2/9 TUESDAY 2/10 WEDNESDAY 2/11 THURSDAY 2/12 FRIDAY 2/6
ME360 Prog Due Materials Hwk Due      

ProE Due      
  Materials Quiz      
Monday 2/16 Tuesday 2/17 Wednesday 2/18 Thursday 2/19 Friday 2/20
 ME 360 Due Vibes Due ME 360 Exam  Music Quiz  
 ME 314 Due ProE Due Post Secret    
  Materials Due      
Laters
Nyssa

Currently Reading: STORM: Infinity Code
Books: 7== 7%
Words: 8534/10000=85.34%

groan

Feb. 9th, 2009 11:04 pm
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I have a headache. I think i caught something. Hope it goes away because i have alot to do.
I have been watching VH1 reality tv to aid in my headache, but it works.
MONDAY 2/9 TUESDAY 2/10 WEDNESDAY 2/11 THURSDAY 2/12 FRIDAY 2/6
ME360 Prog Due Materials Hwk Due      ME 314 Due

ProE Due      
  Materials Quiz      
Monday 2/16 Tuesday 2/17 Wednesday 2/18 Thursday 2/19 Friday 2/20
 ME360 hwk due Vibes Due    Music Quiz  
    Post Secret    
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Nyssa

Currently Reading: STORM: Infinity Code
Books: 7== 7%
Words: 8534/10000=85.34%
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So I have more homework but hopefully it won't be too bad. We shall see. **Shrugs** Other than that i have been attached to WEWY ... except for when i was forced to watch Kyle XY.
Other than that, today was nice and boring. Woke up at like 9:30 and went to join Dusty for Breakfast which was neat. Yay for breakfast! well once again she ate and i ate like an hour later. But meh close enough. Other than that i have been just doing my thing and enjoying everything before life goes to hell in a handbasket. And UGLY handbasket with little sleep and... stuff.

TO DO 
MONDAY 1/26
TUESDAY 1/27
WEDNESDAY 1/28
THURSDAY 1/29FRIDAY 1/30
 ME 314 Hwk DueMaterials Paper Due Materials Extra Credit Due 
 PRO E Due   
     

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: STORM: Infinity Code
Books: 7== 7%
Words: 10000/10000=100%
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What did i spend my last day doing? Nothing... nothing at all. And it was wonderful.
Okay that is kind of a lie.
I watched Kyle XY. Kyle is sweet, stupid, but Sweet.
I also wandered around Wikipedia and re-discovered the creepy incestious or perhaps inbred world of Voice acting in Japan. "What? He's in Gay Porn?.... With him?" see things go south remarkably fast. Cloud Strife's voice actor? Made of WIN. As is pretty much every other famous voice. As a funny note, Light from Death Note? Riku. Yes.... Riku. Think about the laugh in COM! it is like OMG! but it was pretty funny. Linds and I just played around for hours with that.
Other than that, My Roommate Moved out. Meaning i have a huge room all to myself now. Which is awesome. Have to think of something to do with the other bed though...
I also have not watched like VH1 in like... a month so i have to catch up on my trashy tv. Which is kinda bad because OMG so much trash....
The good news is i don't have class until 11 tomorrow. I thought i had class at 9:30 but... nopes.
Tomorrow is ME 370, ME 357 and ME 360L, and i go till 3:15. Unless we don't have lab, which would be awesome...
Anyway, i should probably pretend to get some sleep. Even though i doubt i will. This week is semi fashionable. Lets see how that goes huh?
Laters
Nyssa

Currently Reading: STORM: Infinity Code
Books: 7== 7%
Words: 10000/10000=100%

WEWY

Jan. 17th, 2009 11:59 pm
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I have started the World Ends With You. Cue downward rapid spiral. I like it. No, I LOVE IT. It is amazing. There are so many things to do and the soundtrack is amazing. It  isn't the annoying Midi's and things that are in other games, and i am looking at you Crisis Core, and you are about the same age as WEWY.Seriously it is amazing. I love Neku. I think i may have to find new graphix one of these days but... lord i am so lazy and i really really don't wanna go back to school on monday night. i kinda just want to be on summer vacation forever but... man as an almost adult, soon i won't even have vacations except for like two weeks a year. How depressing is that?
Anyway also watched Kyle XY today. Kyle is an idiot but i love him. His girlfriend ish is an idiot and i don't like her. Clear? Very.

Laters
Nyssa

Currently Reading: Nothing...
Books: 7== 7%
Words: 10000/10000=100%

Battlestar

Jan. 16th, 2009 11:00 pm
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Watched Battlestar. Freaky. Like way freaky.
Other than that, escaped to the library today, which was dumb as i still have many many books checked out :P
uh... man i did nothing today. Dad spent most of it asleep. Mom cleaned. I relaxed and tried not to think about the fact that my break was almost over. **sighs** i should probably do something with my day other than just write huh? well there is an hour left. I think i am going to clean. lates

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Nothing...
Books: 7== 7%
Words: 7324/10000=73.24%
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Happy birthday Mom and Angel!
Mom sadly spent a large part of it driving dad around and Angel sulked because the alpha was to incapacitated to take her on a good walk. So she is sad and i don't blame her. but we bonded and dad and I watched some battlestar, because it premiers tomorrow and he wants to see it. I just watched it since i have seen like 20 episodes in all. One of these days i am going to watch it all but not today.
Forgot to mention we went to Outback yesterday... >.>
Anyways, tired and being called away to watch movies.

Laters
Nyssa

Currently Reading: Nothing...
Books: 7== 7%
Words: 3023/10000=30.23%
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I beat Crisis Core. I Cried for like... an hour. It was kinda pathetic but what really did it was watching ZackZack die and get shot in the head and then survive it for like five minutes afterward. I cried the whole finale. Essentially once Genesis stopped quoting poetry til Cloud Strife version 2.0. which, as it is a Square Enix game, was about half an hour or so of ending movies, credits and then bonus and... it was really really long. Like mindnumbingly long. Like... i was no longer crying and then Cloud Strife 2.0 Showed up and i started crying again. TOOK FOR FREAKING EVER!
From playing it however, i noticed it had things in common with Final Fantasy VIII. Everyone meets with flower fields and women are evil. EVIL YOU HERE ME!**insults own gender**
I also hate Genesis. He was on my DMW and then he wasn't. And i cried for an entirely different reason. And right in the middle of me trying to beat this game, my family wants to watch LOST. and i was like NOOOOO
Ugh. Tomorrow i get to go to the bookstore. Still don't know if i have ME314.

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Nyssa

Currently Reading: Nothing...
Books: 6== 6%
Words: 1884/10000=18.84%

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