polychrome_pen: (Brandon of Winx Club)
Eheheh....so it's been since something like March since I made a personal update here?  I intended to do a little update after Fanime back in May, and then again after my trip in July, but it just never happened.  So now I find myself here on the cusp of September, ready to look back on this summer.
Cut for super long rambling! )
That pretty much brings everything up to speed.

In writing, I've started working through Holly Lisle's "How to Write Flash Fiction That Doesn't Suck" workshop, and it's really fun so far!  I've got my first five story beginnings down, and it feels so good to write my own fiction for literally the first time in years.  I'll post beta versions here when I'm done with those.

In reading, I just finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire reread - I've been meaning to reread the last four HP books since I reread the first three last year.  I forget just how good those books are sometimes.  I also picked up City of Bones on my Nook, but I don't have great hopes for it.  Oh, and Crown of Midnight just released!  Super excited to read that.  I picked up two new manga series at Japan Expo - Dawn of  the Arcana, and Bride of the Water God.  Dawn of the Arcana is good so far (if not totally engrossing, it's at least hooked me to get a second volume).

In watching, I've been on a super Star Trek DS9 binge.  Like, the final three seasons in a row.  Guh, I'm actually a little tired of Star Trek at the moment, but I'm veyr much looking forward to the last few episodes.  I also started watching "Free! Iwatobi Swim Club" at Japan Expo, and look forward to finishing the rest on Crunchyroll.

Anyway, I ought to update here more frequently!  Cheers all.
polychrome_pen: (Pullip - Jade)
There were so many good dolls and toys that I got in 2009 that it was hard to pick just ten, but here goes!

With pictures! )
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I was looking at my bank account, and figuring in what I'll be earning the rest of the month from work...and counting other expenses (church, Mom's birthday, automatic savings) I realized I'm unable to make any personal purchases until early to mid June. Well, if I want to keep my bank account from looking totally anemic. *sigh*

I probably shouldn't have bought that casual Darcy on impulse on eBay, but she was such a good price I just couldn't pass her up! Or that Casual Mattel Layla - I only need Musa to complete that set now. Except the only one I found was, like, 60 euros from Germany so I think I'll just wait until something better comes along. :D

Foreign toys, you are killing me.

But speaking of foreign toys, my first Taeyang Jade arrived yesterday! I was shocked by how big they are. Somehow, I never imagined them to be that size. XD
I'll hopefully snap a few pictures tomorrow and post them up. But suffice to say, I totally love Taeyangs now, and can't wait for Shade and Clarity to arrive later this month (another giant expense, lol).

So come June, I'm going to order either some of the new Winx Italians or the Mattel Star Trek dolls. I was originally going to order another Pullip (Veritas or Prunella), but the expense would really be out of my range at that point in time. Plus, I want to see how I bond with the other three. Eheh...and since they're bigger than expected, I need to figure out somewhere to put them!

And speaking of Star Trek, I am still on Cloud Nine after seeing it last Saturday night. Seriously, one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Of course, it helps that I'm kind of a Trekkie. :) If you're still on the fence about seeing it, don't be! Go see it!

I've been watching the subs of Winx Season 4, too, and just finished episode 9. It was probably my favorite so far. The writing was better, and it was cool to see King Erendor again (looking totally out of place on Earth). The couples came off nicely as well. And Bloom talked with Helia. And Nabu. By herself. I don't know if this has ever happened before in the history of Winx! Plus, there was the awesome "Nabu eats a cookie with magic" bit that was just great. And it looks like my faves Stella and Brandon are getting back together. :) Makes me want to do episode reviews with my Stell and Brandon Italians and screencaps!

Butthurt!

May. 8th, 2009 05:08 pm
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So apparently this is what happened to Midnight Sun. I had a good lol.
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/09/stephenie-meyer.html

Also, I am dying to see the new Star Trek movie (and pick up the Mattel dolls - by far the best looking toys I have seen for this movie!).

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