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Time:12:52 pm
Something I would pay damn good money for: a YouTube video of former Power Rangers swearing.
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Subject:Family story
Time:10:30 pm
My Pop (paternal grandfather) was a butcher. With all the bending over and such he got a bad back - to fix it he'd hang off a beam above his head, and get my dad's older brothers to hang off one of his legs each to kinda pull himself back into alignment.
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Time:08:38 pm
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My (deceased) Uncle Ross held the record for most cuts in a day at Yeronga High School ('cuts' was the word Dad used interchangeably with 'cane') - 17, in five visits to the principal.



I've not been updating LJ with anything of note, so you're just going to get random stories, I think. Things I want to remember.
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Time:01:28 pm
An older gent I just talked to on the phone said I was the nicest person he'd spoken to all day.

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Time:08:37 pm
Current Mood:pleasedpleased
It's weekend time, ladies and gents. Planning to wash the car and do the oil & water & pressure checks. Whether I get those done or not is up to my procrastination.

My brother R comes back from England on Tuesday. Two years, almost to the day, since he went over. Going to be a bit of a weird thing having him around again - my other, oldest brother moved out from downstairs a few months ago but left a whole bunch of stuff down there, and knowing R's return date put a bit of a hasten on getting some of that moved out.



You are a Chibi Seme

You are the seme in disguise. Able to fit in and get along with uke and seme alike, you are able to get close to the uke on their level before exerting your dominance. This makes you at times manipulative and able to fool others about your true seme nature. Because of your harmless appearance, it takes the flamboyant Flaming Uke to match wits and really bring out your aggressive side to expose you for the seme that you are.


Most compatible with: Flaming Uke, Badass Uke

Least compatible with: Dramatic Uke


What seme or uke are you? Take the experience at SemeUke.com, or get seme/uke merch..

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Subject:Hoping to break my writing drought.
Time:09:36 am
Current Mood:creativecreative
Signed up for the Power Rangers Femslash ficathon here and here and did a stupid thing - read through everyone's prompts before I'd been assigned one.

Plotbunnies bit like you would never believe.

Juggling ideas about Aisha/Kim angst and Z/Syd comedy. And both are trying to steer directly through PWP territory. RAWG.

Very glad I've still got a month to work one of those into a decent present for someone.
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Time:10:01 pm
Current Mood:dorkydorky
So, each year around this time the east coast states of Australia start to get a little worked up at each other, because it's State of Origin time.

It's the most rivalry-tastic set of games Australians watch, and it's often cited as higher than international competitions. Basically, Queenslanders (the Maroons) versus New South Welshmen (the Blues), in a rugby league best-of-three each year. This is the Livejournal of a proud Queenslander.

Queenslanders has won five series in a row ('06-'10) and we're going for the sixth this year. They announced the Blues team last week sometime, and the Queensland team got leaked shortly before it was announced earlier this week. Where it gets kinda awesome is that at the media party to announce the Qld team they must have played entrance music, for lack of a better term, for each player.

Each song under cut, and why I think they're so fabulous. Also thoughts on each player.Collapse )

I'm also working on a Power Rangers fic regarding Kat watching State of Origin in a fit of homesickness. It's going to disregard time frames entirely (fairly sure I'll either work it with last year's games or this year's, and it's before Zeo). No one besides me will read it/get it, but oh well.
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Time:09:44 pm
Current Mood:coldcold
I've been watching the first number of Ninja Storm episodes tonight. And it strikes me:

Blake is a lot stronger in a fight than Hunter.

I don't know if this theory is around fandom or not, but it's just coming across like that so clearly in their introduction & return episodes. Blake takes on all three Wind Rangers to a draw (Thunder Strangers), solid win against Tori & Dustin (Return of Thunder Part 2) and gets the best of Shane one-on-one (Return of Thunder Pt1), while Hunter fairly narrowly defeats Tori & Dustin (Return of Thunder Pt1) and draws against Shane consistently (Return of Thunder Pt2, Boxing Bop-A-Roo). The few times they go against each other and Hunter wins looks pretty down to outside forces (whatever the phlebotinum was in Return of Thunder).

Having said all that, it's v. awesome to think of the Thunder Rangers in that dynamic. Hunter is unquestionably the leader of the two of them, despite Blake's talent. Whether that's down to him being older (is that official? I can't remember) which I buy, or something in their backstory un-elaborated-upon. It's about as spiffy as the Jungle Fury version with Casey being the leader without the experience, and the Wild Force version having Alyssa able to wipe the floor with everyone else.



Anyway. Evil!Hunter gives me fuzzies in my panties.
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Subject:Miss me?
Time:07:49 pm
Current Mood:calmcalm
Well, howdy.

I haven't posted in over twelve months. Feel I should restart this. I have been reading frequently & commenting sporadically, but it slowly became 'why haven't I posted for so long? Gonna seem weird if I do it now' cycle of never updating. Figure I'll stop doing that and maybe actually use this thing here.


Last time I updated I had just been in a car accident of reasonable seriousness - no one was hurt, but my car got written off entirely. Some quite horrible adult-type stuff happened, it's all done now, and it's hopefully in the past. I suppose it'll be chalked up to experience and being one of those adult-type situations that life throws at you, but I'm done with it and don't wish to revisit it.


Last August I got a coastal carpet python. Sex is undetermined, license for it was gained, and some small issues with feeding it have now well and truly been resolved - he's eating like a champion. He eats weekly velvet rats at the moment, getting an extra pinkie rat every fortnight. Weighs about 100grams (3 ounces? I think?) and is about 80 centimetres long (two an a half feet?). Hatched in February'10.


A few weeks before Christmas we made the decision to put our dog Bundy to sleep. He had been rescued from the RSPCA in '97, and he'd been about two years old then, so he got to a hell of an age for being a Rhodesian Ridgeback cross Boxer (both average lifespans 10 years).

He must have been abused as a puppy. He wouldn't even approach us for the first few weeks, and took years to stop backing away from strangers. Bundy was never overly affectionate, but I'm not sure how much of that is down to his breed or treatment in early life.

He'd been deaf for quite a while, and had slowly lost fine motor control of his back legs. When he started having mornings where he couldn't get up off his bed we all kinda knew it was coming to an end.

It's very weird. I've had a dog for the majority of my life, and it's just like rediscovering it every time I open the garage door or back door and don't see him there. It's also quite odd that I'm noticing the lack of affection where a massive furry drooling thing used to be.
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Time:10:40 pm
USING ONLY ONE WORD, not as easy as you might think! Change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers.


Where is your cell phone? Bag
Spouse? Non-existent
Your hair? Curly
Your mother? Short
Your father? Bald
Your favourite thing? Computer
Your dream last night? Running
Your favorite drink? Water
What room are you in? Bedroom
Your hobby? Chikara
Your fear? Cockroaches
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Alive
Where were you last night? Here
Something that you aren't? Skinny
Muffins? Please
Wish list item? Room
Last thing you did? Typed
What are you wearing? Layers
TV? Analog
Pets? Dog
Friends? None
Your life? Holding
Your mood? Moderate
Missing someone? Nope
Drinking? Straight-edge
Your car? Toyota
You are not wearing? Shoes
Your favorite colour? Black
When is the last time you cried? Week
Where do you go over and over? Work
My favorite place to eat? Home
Favourite place I'd like to be right now? Bed


Hyphens make them one word, bitches.
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Time:09:13 am
Current Mood:contemplativecontemplative
Back in high school I was an absolute slacker. Looking back on it now I am amazed that I didn't fail more than the one subject I did (Maths B).

I'm not going to say this is to blame, but what I wasted the most time on was writing. I would just write write write, both the bullet-points that somewhere had told me that writers should do, and fully formed sentences and situations.

Killing time at work today I stumbled upon some fantasy booking - a 'what if?' situation about CM Punk taking the Ring of Honor championship to WWE with him. About halfway through there was a scene where a few guys 'invade' a show. It brought up memory of the notebook I would constantly scribble in, and a story that had been created in the horrible point format - for a reason I cannot remember now, I made a good 50% of the Ring of Honor roster invade a WWE Raw. And it's like there's a dirty fingerprint over my memory of it - I remember I had one awesome line from Colt Cabana re: Jimmy Rave. And I can't remember specifics.

That notebook would be well and truly be gone, stuffed into a bin somewhere between 2006-now, but I miss inspiration, and I dislike being unable to read these things and maybe adapt them into something I could be writing now.
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Subject:I live!
Time:06:22 pm
Current Mood:impressedimpressed
As many of you may have seen - either via Twitter, Facebook or general activity in AMA - I arrived back in Brisbane Wednesday morning before-last. Over those ten-ish days I amassed ~37 hours of flying (my first ones ever) landed in two different states (California and Pennsylvania) and three cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia). Not bad.

In San Francisco, I walked quite a bit around Fisherman's Wharf, then took a trip on what was usually a fishing boat to go under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Photos are here. Took a walk up Columbus Avenue (where I was staying) to go to Lombard Street and got waylaid by a very persistent gentleman who wanted to have a threesome with me and my imaginary girlfriend who was back at the hotel. Can you tell I didn't tell that little tidbit to my parents? Killed my legs scaling the first hill of Lombard Street, so saw but didn't go up the famous part.

Landed in Philadelphia the night before King of Trios, and was mesmerized by American TV so didn't get out again until just before Friday night's event.

Night One was awesome. I won a signed poster in a raffle after buying a single ticket ^_^ . Bought an UltraMantis Black T-shirt off the man himself, who said I must be very devoted to travel all the way from Australia for the tourney. I said 'or crazy' and he didn't dispute that.

Afternoon two was the Fan Conclave. Would have been more awesome if I could have gotten over myself and actually been a bit more outgoing - there was a 'family picture' section where you could get goofy photos with the wrestlers and I watched for a good twenty minutes and didn't get the courage to get in one. Also a section to play board games with the wrestlers - out of the four options I'd only played Connect Four and Guess Who?, but also didn't attempt to play anyone in those. Whilst standing aimlessly Ophidian put his arm around my shoulders and gave me a hug after finding out I came from Australia. Also shook hands with Mike Quackenbush (the promoter and wrestler) who remembered my name after finding out where I came from - I was the only one from Australia (a few came over from Finland, and he said he thought there was someone from New Zealand as well). That was freakin' phenomenal.

In between I sat outside with a talkative group of five or six fans to my right and a handful to my left to wait for the show to begin. Just to have people talking about wrestling - in real life, talking about Bret Hart and Chikara and the Colony and the picture this icon is taken from - was just not something I've ever experienced. I know a handful of people (namely my brother and his friends) who watch any sort of wrestling, and it's always WWE. Quack said at the conclave there was about twenty people in the entirety of Australia who order stuff from the Chikara online store, so it's not exactly a common following around here.

Night Two was also awesome. Team Osaka Pro, despite few knowing them before the tournament, completely stole the shows. The Rey de Voladores qualifiers were fun, even if the favoured guy didn't win one of them. Hallowicked vs Christopher Daniels was awesome as hell (partially just for Daniel's music, Disposable Teens is wicked), despite my initial wishings that it be Daniels vs Quackenbush. The quarter finals with the big BDK guys vs Perros Mal (with a mini wrestler) had the crowd just calling for BDK blood, and then when Colony vs rest of BDK came on everyone just exploded.

Night Three was like the capper to and a sum-up of the entire holiday. There were some not-so-good bits (namely in who won) but some just amazing bits that made it worthwhile. The Tag Gauntlet, where Frightmare and Hallowicked got their points and opportunity to challenge the Big Bads of the BDK for the tag titles, was just...markout city. Dragon Dragon made an appearance. I got stickers from Louden Noxious Gavin Loudspeaker after buying Kaiju Big Battel stuff from him and telling him of my twenty hours on a plane to get there. Eddie Kingston vs Christopher Daniels is probably going to be overlooked in the scheme of things just for who made an appearance after. Ophidian (the guy who gave me a hug) won the Rey de Voladores, which I was ecstatic about. And then the finals were wonderful until they ended with a screwjob, and despite liking Derek Sabato for what little I've seen of him I don't think I like the way this could go. Finished up with another hug from Gavin Loudspeaker, who was losing his voice.

Then hopped in a plane for five hours (sadly losing power on my portable DVD player most of the way through) and chilled in LAX for nearly seven hours (man, American Coke? Is like drinking straight syrup. But Burger King fries are so, so good - thicker than what we get here, with like no salt on them at all). Didn't find a power point to charge the DVD player, but I was on a QANTAS flight home with seat-back entertainment, so watched The Blind Side, a Great Debate (Money is the Root of all Evil) and a documentary on Tim Michin. Arrived home at 6:30 Wednesday morning and very closely averted crying when I first saw my mum and dad waiting to pick me up.

It was a very good trip. If there is a next time, I don't want to go alone - I didn't see any of Philadelphia from outside a taxi/not around The Arena, just because I didn't feel confident. Not to mention that I was stranded outside the Arena twice - once at midnight - and could have really done with someone to hold hands with. I came away with wrestling-wise: four DVDs (something Kaiju, Best of Northstar Express, a Best of Sara del Rey, best of TNA 2009 autographed by Christopher Daniels), four shirts that kinda all look like shite on me (a BDK one which doesn't fit, a LOST-inspired Chuck Taylor one which roughly fits, a grenade Chuck Taylor one that kinda almost fits, and an UltraMantis Black one which does fit), a bunch of Chikara 8x10s, a bunch of Kaiju stickers and a Kaiju book. Otherwise: a teddy bear keyring with LA on it, a solar powered keyring with Dad on it and four glass necklace pendants.
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Time:07:51 pm
I leave for the USA in three and a half days.


Shit scared. What the hell am I doing?
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Time:10:18 am
Current Mood:scaredin shock
Just was in a car accident.

Going to go cry for a while. Want hugs really really badly.
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Time:07:47 am
Current Mood:stressedstressed
Tests that will be done on my blood drawn today, after a 12-hour fast -
FSH
LH
Oestrogen
Progesterone
Testosterone free and total
Sex hormone binding globulin (SHGB)
DHEAS
Chol/TG/HDL
E/LFT'S
Iron Stud/FERRITIN
TSH
FBC/ESR

Apparently the Medicare cap for a one-day spend is $50, but I'm not sure if that's $50 all up or $50 out-of-pocket after I claim it back.

'kay. Getting dressed then heading off.
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Time:06:40 pm
Current Mood:blahblah
I have Internets. And it is good.

Where I've been...Collapse )

What's the drama?Collapse )

Where am I going?Collapse )

So. Many friend entries to read tonight.
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Time:05:41 pm
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Shortly off to the PWAQ show that tonight's being held about two minutes from my house. Must have some sort of dinner before that, I suppose.

As I've mentioned previously, tomorrow morning I'll be off to Alexandra Headlands and staying up there until Wednesday, when I'll be catching a train back. I'll have no computer access, unless they've put in an Internet cafe or something, so I'll see you(r updates) then.

Ciao!
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Time:12:35 pm
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The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request a drabble from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. If you absolutely can't write, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to offer drawings or icons or something instead.

Fandoms are Power Rangers of pretty much all seasons barring the first, Firefly, Pretender, NCIS (first four seasons), Harry Potter.

1. moon_very_thin - exasperated Minerva McGonagall and exasperating other.
2. terrierlee - PROO...something or other.
3. angel_negra - Shephard Book being all made of win and such.
4. tsukino_akume - Dustin, Justin, Hunter, Bridge and Trip. And a toast clock.
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Subject:Intro Post #2!
Time:04:58 pm
Howdy to the couple of new people from AMA! The intro post that I link to is still kinda current, but I'm now nearly twenty-one. I also don't update nearly enough, but I think I may have warned you of that. Also this is a good catchup for older people of my f-list as I...don't update nearly enough. But you might have discovered that fact.

Real Life Doings - The three main things in my life at the moment are:

- my parents, aunt & uncle & cousin and I are going to a beachside apartment like we do every year around this time. We leave on Saturday - I can only handle so much sun and lack of computer, so I'll be heading back via train on Wednesday-ish.

- my twenty-first birthday party. I turn 21 on 22 February, and the party is the Saturday before (the 20th). Planning for this is stressing up relations with my mum and dad, because I don't have a good personality for dealing with my mum, and my dad tries hard but doesn't know me well enough.

- my trip to the USA in April. I'm a fan of professional wrestling, and a massive fan of a promotion called Chikara Pro, which is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They're holding a huge tournament called King of Trios over the weekend of 23-25th, which they've had for a few years now - however last year's was stated to be the last one, then when this one got announced there was a whole bunch of speculation that this, then, would be the final one. And I really want to see it in person.

Other things that might be less talked about, but are still going on:

- ridiculous ladypart stuff involving a 53-day period. I have an appointment with a doctor next Friday to discuss.
- my Nanna had bowel surgery last year and didn't rebound from it. It was touch and go for a long time after that, and it's fairly certain she'll have to go into long term care and won't be going back home, which she shares with my uncle (her son). Her five kids (including my dad) all trek up to the rehab facility six times a week. I don't know how to handle this.
- I am also a fan of Power Rangers, and I write fanfiction for it. I feel no badness on this.
- there is a damn good possibility I may just update with squeeing over something fandomy.
- also, to those from AMA: I do use icons apart from Licking Man, you'll be happy to know.
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Time:11:18 am
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Because last time one of these comms was active I never heard of it until everything closed. Bid your hearts out, my pretties.
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