mildmaythecat: (productivity)
...to start school back up. My books have not arrived. (Panic level: Neutral but increasing.) My Japanese setup looks nerve-wrackingly complicated. (Panic level: Neutral; awaiting further information.) I have not gone to bed before 1 in the morning in over a month, nor have I gotten out of bed (barring morning work shifts) before noon. Tomorrow I shall be dragging myself out of bed to face three hours of math before seven in the morning. (Panic level: Increasing, increasing...)

I Am Not Prepared.

So. For those of you also returning to your respective academic cages, tips for getting back into the swing of things with minimal suffering for all involved? Or just commiseration, I'll accept that as well. x''D
mildmaythecat: (rotfl)
A very Merry Christmas to you all, my lovelies! I hope you're having an absolutely wonderful one so far. Feel free to tell me what you're doing/what you're getting! *nudge*

I got geeky thingggs, which makes me very very happy. Comic books, figurines, and a dalek dress that makes me want to do a little dance of joy. :D We're going to see The Hobbit DOS later, which hopefully won't make me cry too much, because I skipped a Merlin finale rewatch and am avoiding the DW Christmas Special till tomorrow as well because I didn't want to end up bawling my eyes out on Christmas due to fictional characters. Again. ^^;

Hearts and hugs to you all~♥
mildmaythecat: (neckporn)
And in this year's edition of Em's Mortifying Movie Preferences (this shit always seems to happen around Christmas): A Princess for Christmas, or Christmas At Castlebury Hall depending on which release you're watching. It's a 90-minute cheesefest with an extra side helping of cornball, as well as a dash of iffy-to-awful acting (particularly in the beginning).

But it has Katie McGrath in it, so naturally I loved the damn thing.

I am of course a cheeseball and a hopeless romantic and okay, fine, there's a few Hallmark movies that don't make me giggle helplessly at how terrible they are (see: Help For the Holidays because FRICKING SUMMER GLAU AS AN ELF IT'S TOO CUTE TO BE ALLOWED), so there are legitimate reasons why I might not dislike this movie. But let's face it, it all boils down to the same damn reasons I didn't laugh my ass off all the way through Thomas Kincaid's freaking Christmas Cottage--a gorgeous actor parading around in various scarves and knit caps and, in this case, a gorgeous sparkly dress. Oh, Katie, gorgeous, talented, beautiful Katie, I remain unsure as to whether I want to kiss you or be you. Ugh.
mildmaythecat: (thatwhore)
So I have an AO3 now! And oh, this is beautiful, I can finally subscribe to all these wonderful authors and skip Adult Content Warning pages and I just feel so inadequate posting my old stuff but damn, this site is fine.

I'm jinkandtherebels, and if any of you guys have AO3 accounts (and I know some of you do), let me know? :D

Mmkay, random question--how much snow do y'all currently have, if any? We've got a few inches here and it's cold as shit, but it does look nice and Christmassy.
mildmaythecat: (headdesk)
Because everybody is about twelve (which isn't bad when you're also twelve, but when you're a tad older...well). And because half of the inhabitants are pretentious, arrogant little shits who get off on telling people about the problems with their work and like to pretend they're the mature ones.

I suppose it could make for an interesting study. I've been off the site for awhile, and apparently in my absence the old flaming communities have been replaced with militant rule-enforcers (because ffnet likes to pretend it's upholding something resembling quality). Thus I have gotten four reviews on the story I crossposted to ffnet, and three of them have been berating and/or reporting me for breaking the site's 'no chatroom format' rule.

...Really? Do people actually care enough about this shit to bother? It's starting to irk me even though I know it's stupid. :|

TL;DR: How does one go about getting an AO3 account, if I decide any of my stuff's good enough to bother with?

wheeeee~

Nov. 30th, 2013 02:10 pm
mildmaythecat: (nano)
So it wasn't the flu. It was actually pneumonia, which is why I've been sick for two weeks straight. WELL THAT EXPLAINS A BIT.

Somehow, against all odds, I still managed to write like 14K words in two fucking days AND I HAVE WON NANOWRIMO. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW I MANAGED TO DO THIS AND I AM GOING TO DROWN IN UNFINISHED SCHOOLWORK FORTHWITH BUT HOLY SHIT I MANAGED TO FINISH AND I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF. <3

(Sorry for the capslock, but I'm really excited!)
mildmaythecat: (headdesk)
I have managed to get the flu at the most inopportune of times. Have called off work three days in a row and jury's out on whether I'll be able to drag my ass in tomorrow. I'm a wreck. And I can't stop coughing. ;~~;

This has resulted in me being pretty damn behind on schoolwork. And 8,000+ words behind on my NaNo novel. Neither of which I have any energy whatsoever to remedy. *headdesk*

Also the Doctor Who 50th was disappointing. So, you know, if you want to join the Wet Blanket tent I have erected, feel free.

Any flu remedies or updates on your lives would be loved. x)
mildmaythecat: (rook)
Biology is making me want to jump off a bridge. SO. Favorite and least favorite classes you've ever taken, go.

Naruto 631

May. 22nd, 2013 11:38 pm
mildmaythecat: (thatwhore)
SASUKE

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS CHAPTER

SASUKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

ALSO TEAM SEVEN

My babies are back together again. And Sakura's actually going to fight and be a badass (?). And Sasuke wants to be Hokage, not for any sort of acknowledgment, but to keep anything like the Uchiha Massacre from happening ever again. I just want to cry. He wants to fix things properly, not just tear everything down. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.

TEAM SEVENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN~

(I mean, we're still waiting on Kakashi to complete the team [also, anybody know where Sai went?], but still.)

Thoughts?
mildmaythecat: (winning)
It's been a week of awesome finales (Supernatural, Doctor Who, Elementary, Vampire Diaries (which I don't even watch)), and I'm gonna go ahead and add these chapters to the lineup. Even if they're not finales proper, they're part of what I'm assuming is the last story arc of the series, so.

Let's get this out of the way: I CALLED IT. I SO CALLED IT. Rin choosing to die, that is. I'm not gonna go back and find the entry where I called it, so y'all will just have to trust that I did. Huzzah, female character with some agency! (Well. Minus the whole being-made-into-a-jinchuriki-against-her-will-thing, which is really cool by the way, but I'll take what I can get with Kishi.)

Also, Obito didn't do all of this specifically because of her death; she was just a symbol for him of everything the shinobi world does to fuck people up, did I get that right? That's something. I'm just glad there's more to his evilness than "you let the girl dieeeeeeeeeeeee". Yeah.

Can't tell whether Obito was going for manipulative or genuinely comforting when he was telling Kakashi to let go of his guilt. Either way, it was a nice little scene. As was Kakashi throwing Obito's most oft-used quote about protecting comrades back at him--with a nice little twist. Oh, how I love the both of you and your layers and your tragic, beautiful relationship. *happy sigh*

One other thing about the Kakashi/Obito scenes--dunno if it was intentional, but I loved Kakashi calling Obito out on trashing Rin's memory and sacrifice and all of her nobler intentions, everything she did for the sake of the village, by trying to destroy it. Sasuke/Itachi parallels, anyone?

Other things, hmm...Shikamaru being all strategist again, lovely; Sakura and Ino getting to do stuff, also lovely; Minato coming back and saving Naruto's life....AHSHGRWHKBGWKGRW. I know, I know, they've already had their Big Emotional Reunion via the Kyuubi and Naruto's head, but I can't help it. I'm excited to see them interact and possibly fulfill the Back-to-Back Badasses trope.

And I am even more excited to see Sasuke take the battlefield (because he should be with the zombie!Hokages, yes?). He and Naruto will be fighting together, on the same side, for the first time in years and years, or hundreds and hundreds of chapters if you prefer, and they've both gotten so powerful and they'll make such a fantastic team and TEAM SEVEN WILL BE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN I CANNOT TELL YOU WHAT THIS DOES TO ME.

Aghhh, I will never be able to quit this series. Still here until the bitter end, anyone else?

Naruto 627

Apr. 11th, 2013 12:20 pm
mildmaythecat: (Default)
Oh, hell yes. Does this mean Sasuke's finally come to his senses? Has he finally realized that destroying Konoha would render everything Itachi did completely meaningless? I am just so pleased right now. It's about time we saw a little bit of sanity from Sasuke, and maybe this'll give the kid some closure for once. Maybe the last battle of the series won't be between Naruto and Sasuke after all.

Also...Uchiha frakking Kagami! 1) I never thought you would be mentioned again, and 2) I SO CALLED YOU BEING SHISUI'S FATHER. HAH. I am expecting fic on this. And probably Kagami/Tobirama fic too. Come on, you know you saw it.

Oh, also, know it wasn't in this chapter, but the whole Hashirama/Madara arc was really well done. I mean, it sucks in a variety of ways that Mito didn't make a single appearance, even when she really should have (erm, so the Kyuubi just...vanished there? Don't feel like mentioning the woman who sealed it? Okay then). But other than that, I thought the characters and the arc were handled really well. Point to Kishimoto.

This is gonna be a badass fight of badassery. All four zombie!Hokages? Sasuke and Naruto on the same side again? Against Madara and Obito? Yes please. It's been a long freakin' time since I was excited for a battle in this series, but, well, I'm excited.

Thoughts?

Naruto 622

Mar. 1st, 2013 04:38 pm
mildmaythecat: (Default)
I am...actually really hopeful for this flashback arc. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's a very tentative hope, but considering how long it's been since I had even that concerning this series...

Madara and Hashirama aren't the Naruto-and-Sasuke/Obito-and-Kakashi/Jiraiya-and-Orochimaru/etc. copies we've seen over and over again, which is a happy surprise. Hashirama's got this strange bipolar thing going on, and conflicting senses of idealism and cynicism that make him really interesting to watch. Madara's a snappy, arrogant little punk and sometimes you can almost see shades of what he ends up becoming.

We get to see that these kids have both experienced horrible losses and are capable of discussing them with a shrug and a "people die". That says a lot about the world they've grown up in, and it gives them both motivation that actually makes sense. Which we've all learned not to take for granted. >_>

I have to hand it to Kishimoto for creating surprisingly well-rounded characters in the space of just a few chapters, especially since they're not just rehashing the dynamics of similar pairs we've seen already. And also for creating a pre-Konoha world that actually feels different, more harsh and chaotic, than what we've seen. And also for giving us Tobirama, whom I sort of love already.

Who knows, maybe he'll ruin all of this next chapter. But dammit, I am going to hold out hope for as long as I can! Just please, please Kishimoto, don't make Mito the token girl-with-no-character-she-just-serves-as-a-plot-device-for-the-dudes in this equation, because that one got old a reeeeeally long time ago.

Thoughts?
mildmaythecat: (Default)
SO BASICALLY THIS HAS BEEN SITTING IN MY FOLDER FOR MONTHS AND SHOULD I ATTEMPT TO FINISH IT

Shisui will be coming in (guess who as xD) if that makes any difference...

did someone say Uchihas as Team Free Will? )

So...maybe? I live in hope that if I pretend people are interested it might actually motivate me to finish something >.>;;

Naruto 621

Feb. 23rd, 2013 01:33 am
mildmaythecat: (Default)
Liking Hashirama, even if he isn't what I was expecting. Really liking the dynamic between him and his brother. REALLY liking how Minato is fanboying over both of them. xD

Liking that Hashirama is willing to try and patch things up with Sasuke, rather than write him off as another insane Uchiha and nothing more.

Not sure how I feel about the fact that there's probably going to be about 2634 chapters of flashback now before we get back to the actual plot. More credence to the theory that Kishimoto is buying time so he can keep making shit up by the seat of his pants, but whatever works.

Laughing at the fact that we are currently getting a flashback within a flashback. What is this series.

And of course, squeeing over baby Madara. He looks so much like Sasuke, as a young man too but especially as a kid, all pouty and adorable. HashiMada shippers, I get the feeling you guys are gonna have a lot of fuel coming your way...

Thoughts? Is anyone else still on this crazy train? xD
mildmaythecat: (Default)
What awesomeness have you enjoyed today? Gifts, food, family, etc.? Talk to me~

My mother is the best mother. I got a rainbow pin that says 'Hate is not a Family Value' and a SuperWhoLock shirt. xD

Hope you're all having a wonderful day! ♥

Naruto 614

Dec. 19th, 2012 12:36 am
mildmaythecat: (Default)
Yet again I feel obligated to put this behind a spoiler tag, so.

Ancient Egyptian Spoiler Tags )

DAMMIT NARUTO I WISH I KNEW HOW TO QUIT YOU.

Um. Thoughts?
mildmaythecat: (Default)
I'm bound and determined to continue my tradition of randomly forcing Christmasfic (likely ItaShi) on anyone willing, so if anyone has a prompt or a suggestion they'd like to share I'm hunting for inspiration. Thanks in advance lovelies~
mildmaythecat: (Default)
I FINISHED 50,000 WORDS OF MY NOVEL~~~~~
mildmaythecat: (Default)
Happy Thanksgiving!!

So, fellow celebrators, talk to me--what are your plans? Do you watch the parade? Do you visit family? Most importantly, what do you eat? I wish to know. xD
mildmaythecat: (keepcalm)
My novel is currently sitting pretty at nearly 22,000 words. And by pretty of course I mean it's a mess of run-on sentences and pointless filler and the barest semblance of "plot" cobbled together in week two, but hey--it's all about the word count for now, right?

Fellow NaNoers, how goes it? What havoc has this project wreaked on your life so far?
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