Name: Colleen, but some people know me as Will or by my first name (Shanna). Useless info: Colleen is my middle name.
I like: anime, manga, video games, flowers, artbooks, mythology, pretty dresses, fashion, figures, graphic making, role playing, singing, music, romance, books, celtic music, tea, young adult fantasy, cats,incense, candles, makeup, perfume, foreign languages, fanmixes, kpop, chocolate, cheesecake, doing stuff with friends, mmorpgs, quizzes, fanfiction
I don't like: rude people, needles, super spicy food, being ignored, being mistreated, ruining shoes, too cold or too hot weather, nasty smells, bitchy roommates, mushrooms, most seafood, fishing, spending too long in the great outdoors, the sun, sunburns, hipsters, celebrity worship, most reality tv, most rap, cavities, hair that grows in places you shouldn't have hair, shaving, tap water
Video Games Act Raiser, Aion, Cute Knight, Dokapon Kingdom, Dragon Age, Dragon Quest, Fable, Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Guild Wars 2, Harvest Moon, Kingdom Hearts, Knights of the Old Republic, Legend of Zelda, Mass Effect, Persona, Seiken Densetsu 3, Shining Force, Smash Brothers, Soul Calibur, Suikoden, Trine
TV & Movies: 2012, Arrow, Avatar, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Avengers, Back to the Future, BloodTies, Bride and Prejudice, Charmed, Day after Tomorrow, Dante's Peak, Deep Impact, Dr. Horrible's Sing-along-blog, Ever After, Firefly, Glee, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Heroes, Inception, Independence Day, Iron Man, Jurassic Park, A Knight's Tale, Lord of the Rings, Kyle XY, The Man From Snowy River, The Matrix, Merlin, Never Been Kissed, Oban Star Racers, Once Upon a Time, Revolution, Robin Hood, Spiderman, Star Wars, Terra Nova, Thor, The Voice, Volcano, Winx Club, W.I.T.C.H, Young Justice, Zombieland
Music: 2NE1, 5dolls, Adam Lambert, Adele, AKB48, Black Mages, Cascada, Celtic Woman, Co-Ed School, Dal★shabet, Dido, Enya, Evanescense, Fireflight, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Kaijura Yuki, KARA, Kelly Clarkson, Leetstreet Boys, Marié Digby, Miss A, Nightwish, SNSD, T-ARA, Thomas Bergersen, Two Steps From Hell, Utada Hikaru, Vanessa Carlton, Vanessa Mae, Vocaloid, Within Temptation, Yoko Kanno
Avengers - Natasha/Clint, Natasha/Coulson, Natasha/Clint/Coulson, Pepper/Tony, Pepper/Tony/Bruce
FF8 - Squall/Rinoa, Seifer/Rinoa, Squall/Rinoa/Seifer, Irvine/Selphie, Zell/Library Girl
FF13 - Snow/Serah, Lightning/Hope, Fang/Vanille, Serah/Noel
Kokoro Connect - Taichi/Nagase, Aoki/Yui
Gundam Wing - Hiiro/Duo, Trowa/Quatre, Duo/Quatre, Zechs/Wufei, Hiiro/Duo/Trowa/Quatre/Wufei/Zechs
Macross Frontier - Alto/Ranka, Sheryl/Ranka, Alto/Ranka/Sheryl, Michel/Klan, Luca/Nanase, Ozma/Cathy
Nana - Nobu/Hachi, Ren/Nana, Yasu/Nana, Yasu/Hachi, Nana/Hachi, Shin/Reira, Shin/Hachi
Persona - Minato/Yukari, Minako/Akihiko, Minako/Shinjiro, Minako/Akihiko/Shinjiro, Chie/Yosuke, Naoto/Kanji
Sailor Moon - Mamoru/Usagi, Helios/Chibi Usa, Kunzite/Zoisite, Nephrite/Naru, Haruka/Michiru
Scrapped Princess: Shannon/Pacifica, Leopold/Pacifica
Star Driver - Takuto/Wako, Sugata/Wako, Takuto/Wako/Sugata
Tiger & Bunny - Kotetsu/Karina, Bunny/Karina, Kotetsu/Karina/Bunny
- Mercurial Whimsy (aim)
- Perchanceaprincess (gmail)
- Achingly (plurk)
- elysia (icons)
Favorite Main Character of 2012: Commander Shepard. The girl version because for me at least the idea of Shepard being a guy is just so weird.
Favorite Villain of 2012: I don't really do favorite villains, because I'm a straight-laced twit and as a whole don't like the idea of idolizing bad behavior.
Favorite Video Game Character of 2012: Am I allowed to answer Shepard here too? Or is that cheating? For a non-Shepard answer then I'd have to say.... Garrus maybe? I've been on a huge Garrus kick lately. Honorable mention to Kaiden who's also from Mass Effect and Noel from Final Fantasy XIII-2
Favorite Game of 2012: the Mass Effect trilogy.
Favorite Het Couple of 2012: Shepard/Garrus and Shepard/Kaidan. Going for a non-ME thing we'll say Natasha/Clint or Natasha/Coulson from Avengers.
Favorite Yuri Couple of 2012: I don't think I really have a specific one. Shepard/Liara maybe?
Favorite Yaoi Couple of 2012: Hm.... Clint/Coulson, but does it count if I prefer it with a side of Natasha? Also I actually kind of ship James Vega/Steve Cortez in Mass Effect 3. Oops?
Fandom That You Never Expected To Get Into: Mass Effect?
Fandom That Made An Unexpected Comeback: Mass Effect. I actually started the game near the beginning of the year and it was okay then, but later it just hit me really, really hard and now I can't get enough of it.
Fandom That Inspired The Most Crack: I'm not sure if I've done too much crack this year and most of what I have has been cross-canon. My bad?
Last Fandom of 2012: Mass Effect.
So that's where this post comes in. It's a simple premise really: images go in and then icons come out.
Feel free to drop off anywhere from 1-5 images, unless you want manga icons and then I'd rather only 1-2 since they take quite a bit longer. Seriously! Anime, manga, video game, live action, stock, or whatever! If you have any preferences feel free to note that too (ie icons for rp tend to be different from other icons and etc, if there's a specific type of feel you want to them like vintage, or stuff like that.)
Oh heck, here. Have a handy dandy text box.
Let's start with Livejournal and their new release. Now don't get me wrong, there are things I like about this change! However, a few good changes (that are implemented fairly poorly) don't outweigh the plenty of bad changes that have been made.
Subject lines aren't frivolous trappings. They're at the heart of a lot of things in how LJ is used by a lot of people. Comment pages that are so clunky that some people can't even load pages to say anything!
The shortcut keys are nice. I like ctrl left and ctrl right to go through pages! It's handy! I like the icon browsing too, but it should be optional. Loading 100+ full sized icon is a killer for people with slower connections or older computers. Sure mine can handle it, but there are those that can't.
And to top it all off? Those stupid brothers of mine at all the frosted animal cookies that mum bought for me special, because we'd been talking about them the other day. :( Their excuse was the bag was "already half empty", but even little kids know those bags are always half full of air when you buy them!
Combine this with the fact that I could be stuck with this dying piece of junk laptop for several more months and I just want to break down and cry. I hate crying, but between my hormones and everything else it's so hard not to right now. :(
Oh right. Importing my personal stuff over to DW. I just want a backup if nothing else. http://uninvited.dreamwidth.org/
I only have the one on Amazon currently, it's located here: My Wishlist.
It's a list made up entirely of books. It's got cook books, YA fantasy (O.R. Melling, Victoria Hanley, and more), a few books on magic, goddess theory, some of the sailor moon/sailor v re-release, and did I mention cook books? I've got cookbooks that focus on cuisine from a whole bunch of different countries: Japan, China, Wales, Ireland, England, and I think maybe one or two more.
I mean don't get me wrong. There are other things I'd love 0 Dragon Age 2 and Sims 3 anyone? But on the whole I'm pretty good right now.
My coworker John told me that his cat was seriously ill--throwing up, lethargic, refusing food, dropping weight. The previously healthy 6-year-old, 15-pound cat had lost a third of her body weight over the last few months. The vet couldn't find anything wrong with her. Blood tests were clean, and she didn't have any known illnesses. Yet she was a few days from organ failure.
That was a week ago. She's fine now. The solution was... to stop feeding her Purina cat food.
When John told me that, and said that friends of his had the same problem with their cats and Purina cat food, I looked into it. Holy shit. Take a look at the consumer complaints about Purina cat and dog food. This exact same problem has been an issue with Purina pet foods since 2007, but since this summer, the rate of complaints has picked up drastically. People who previously had to problems with Purina are reporting issues. Comment after comment sounds the same:
I've been feeding my three cats Fancy Feast canned food Chopped Grill Feast for many years. They have always devoured their meal and licked the plates clean. Last week, I noticed they did not want to eat much and went from plate to plate, ate a little. Next day, none of them would eat it. I kept trying new cans. What they did eat made them vomit and one cat was lethargic for days. I refuse to buy any more of this food. It's very scary. I don't know what is wrong with the food, but I fear it has toxins in it. I switched to another brand and the cats are fine now. Did anyone else experience this?
My dogs have been eating Purina Dog Chow (green bag) for about four years. They used to eat only Iams, but due to financial issues, we had to go with a cheaper brand. The last bag I purchased was about a week and a half ago. My 14 years old Labrador has vomited about 5-6 times and my German Shepherd has vomited about 4 times. Something is wrong with this food! The food has a kind of metallic smell to it. It just does not smell right. I'm taking it back to the pet store. I am changing my dogs' food, it's just not worth taking the chance to save a few dollars.
We purchased a large bag of Purina One Salmon dry cat food to give to a needy pet owner. She emailed us a couple of days later ,to say that there were maggots, lots of them with what looked to be like strands or webs with more dead gnats or flies, pieces of web in the food and "shells" of gnats or flies in the bag. Cats would not eat much of the food and, fortunately, they did not get sick. The store had noticed this problem in other bags and was willing to swap out.
I purchased a 34 lb bag of Purina One Smartblend dog food every three to four weeks for my two Labradors. The last bag I purchased seemed fine until I noticed a new infestation of little black bugs. Upon further inspection through the contents of the bag, I noticed clusters of white "eggs" adhered to quite a bit of the food. Some of these clusters contained larvae in the process of hatching. I immediately threw out the remaining contents of the bag but did save samples for my vet.
We went out of town last weekend and had friends dog sit for us. We originally attributed their lethargy and random vomiting to separation anxiety. Although they are doing better, I am still concerned and will be watching them closely. As stated, I saved samples of the infested dog food for our vet in the event that anything results from this issue.-----
I recently switched to the Friskies Poultry Variety pack (32 cans) that says it must be used by August 2013 (12281789 09:31 lo61237) sku (050000454242). I have 5 cats and feeding them this food, I noticed some of them throwing up. There's nothing in it but liquids, no hair ball, no food, nothing. My cats range from 8 weeks to 13 years old.
I switched my own cats to Purina a couple of months ago, and their coats look so much better than they did on the old brand of cat food... but Buffy has started vomiting stomach liquids. Purina and Fancy Feast are off the menu. Permanently.
I have no idea why this isn't news. But if you're feeding your pets any Purina brand, please don't wait for media confirmation that something is going on. Stop feeding your pets Purina immediately.
1. Think of up to 20 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your f-list guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.
This has been crossposted to my plurk. :3
3. He's atoning a sin and she's hunting for a rebel
4. The guy with the fastest mouth and the girl who breaths fire
5. He can be whatever you want him to be and she likes lots of charm
14. He's number two and she's number four
18. He's got a lot of Hawaiian shirts and she can break him with her pinkie
Some of these are easy, some of these might not be quite so easy. I tried to make them easy-ish though.
PS: Belated happy Turkey day to those into that sorta thing
From the flist:
Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.
Read this analysis from boing-boing.net
Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.
“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.” The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.
Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.
SIGN AND FORWARD THESE PETITIONS
Fight For the Future
Save the Internet
This is... probably going to take a while. 36 titles is a lot to talk about.
( Lots of text and lots of opinions. Some strong and some not so strong. )
Okay so I ran out of stream there with the last few as it probably shows. But oh well.
So if it's not obvious I actually buy: Supergirl and Teen Titans right now. I'll be adding Superboy and maybe Batman and/or Aquaman to this. Otherwise that's probably it and the only thing I buy is Young Justice which wasn't touched by the reboot
Should probably drop her a note, ask what's up, but I think I'll wait a little bit since there's a chance it might sound whiny, accusatory, or something.
Ah well. Time to piddle around a bit more and then maybe try for some more sleep. 5 hours of sleep after being up 24 hours is kind of a sucky deal after all.
to get to know you meme;
With summer starting to end for most of us, maybe it's a good chance to give a little "refresher" course to those still lurking around on our LiveJournals. Or perhaps you've added a new gaggle of friends from a recent friending meme going around and you want to get them better or to break the ice? Only rule - answer truthfully, and there's no need to tag unless you want to.
( A lot of random info that you probably didn't need to know. )
Day 5 ~ Six Habits.
1. I bite my nails.
2. When I'm bored/thinking I tend to chew on my tongue
3. I pluck out hair constantly. Just lounging around with a pair of tweezers going away at my chin/face.
4. Not quite so bad now, but I used to do that annoying leg jiggling/toe tapping thing.
5. I tend to pick scabs, when I have them.
6. I tend to poke at sore things. If it stings to bend my finger a certain way, I tend to do it again out of spite just to see.
( Same old story )
Oh! Meet my Dalish elf warden, Vel'ai. Who got an icon made just so I could derp around with obloguy on the dragon_age comm. She's kind of an arse, but I'm fond of her.
How does shipping things work? Because everywhere I look at shipping things overseas it keeps trying to say that even the smallest of packages would cost over $70 to ship? WHAT AM I DONG WRONGGGG? ;A;
I'm asking because my mother got me to set up a "Box of Louisiana"
for the help_japan auctions, but she's confessed to being worried about international shipping charges. Since the current high bidder is from Malaysia I'm unsure as to how much a box of random junk would actually cost to ship.
PS: Current total of potential money earned for charity? $45. I know it's not much, but it still feels like I'm actually accomplishing something for once.
/leaves this public in case random people from h_j wander in who might be able to help
/goes to bed
my thread here
I'm also offering graphics and fanfiction at help_japan
Otherwise known a Colleen is going to have no life for the next few weeks what was she thinking?! That aid, it's a super good cause so if you have any cash to spare I'd strongly urge you to offer some support. If not from me then from someone. There' a lot of great people who've made offers at both places and the end results are totally worth the money. I wish I had some money to buy shiny stuff. :(
We had our fun and our good times, but I'm honestly not interested in the same things anymore. Not to mention I'm fairly tired of how painfully one-sided it's felt for the last forever. Please don't contact me on lj or im. I have no intention of answering.
Let's just both move forward and get on with our lives, okay?