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Jan. 5th, 2015


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So, what does one usually wear to a wedding in a shrine in Japan? I don't think my suit of armor will work.

Dec. 27th, 2014


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God, it all came back, it all came back at once. I would like to forget it forever.

Dec. 25th, 2014


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Dec. 20th, 2014


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My mother wants me to come home for Christmas. I'm debating on whether or not to go. I haven't talked toy father in a few months and haven't seen him since I moved here earlier this year. I just know that he's going to criticize something I say or try to set me up with someone at the party on Christmas Eve. This shouldn't be this much of a dilemma.

Dec. 13th, 2014


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This has been a super, super strange few days. First the electricity, then the strange birds. Like okay, I wished for snow and it's been snowing forever, but I didn't wish for strange birds, so no one's allowed to blame me. Uh uh. That one? Is not my fault.

Then I'm like... off to the mall, to grab a few last presents and maybe find whatever crazy food it is I'm craving now (because it's nothing in my cupboards or the fridge and I have no idea what it is). Maybe some of the smells in the food court or the little snack shops will tell me what the heck it is the blueberry wants to eat.

But nope, the car was all SLIP SLIP SLIDE and I thought I was going to DIE. Only... no accident actually happened because this huge crosswind kicked up against the car and made it stop sliding. The snow went crazy for a few minutes after that, too, so I kinda just hung out on the side of the road with my mug of hot cocoa.

I'm okay now, just... can we stop with the weirdness please? Between Christmas, New Years, Wedding Planning and growing a life I am SO stretched thin. I really don't think I need any more.

Oh yeah, me and the blueberry are completely fine, just in case people are freaking out.

Dec. 4th, 2014


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I can't believe it's still snowing. It's not really supposed to be still snowing, is it?

Dec. 1st, 2014


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I know we've come to expect snow in the OC around Christmas but this is a little early.

Nov. 30th, 2014


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So Thanksgiving is totally over and it's ALL Christmas from here on out! I've got the decorations up in the foyer - it was way harder to do that this year with a bump in the way omg. And Lara's probably gonna kill me with all the Christmas shows I've got on!

Cocoa cups in my Keurig, all my favorite Christmas sweets in the house... And I'm already checking my Christmas list twice! I picked out an ornament and some other things for blueberry, since she won't be around until next year. Retroactive presents!

I almost wish we could go back to London for a bit. All the snow and the holiday decorations... Orange County is super awesome fun to live in but that one magical week of snow we get isn't nearly enough. It needs to snow all month!

Nov. 28th, 2014


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So, incoherent shrieking? Incoherent shrieking.

Nov. 25th, 2014


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So I picked up Dragon Age: Inquisition and like seriously? This game is eating me alive. Nothing is getting done, guys. I mean, it's not like much was getting done anyway with just a few months left to go. My stomach is as big as a house and Lara keeps giving me worried looks like I'll knock over the fine vases.

At least the belly makes a good shelf for my controller?

But do you have any idea how weird it is to know that you're sharing a house with the King of Ferelden? Like seriously, wow. The new game engine just makes him look more like him and I'm like OMG ALISTAIR THAT'S YOU YOU'RE IN MY HOUSE but of course I can't play the game while he's around. I played the game about me and Lara and I thought she was going to kill me, I don't want to give him a heart attack or something.

Oct. 29th, 2014


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I always found it strange when instructors attempted to use technology and I can only hope that I am still young enough to get away with it, even though I'm a professor now too. I've never really used things like this, but I very much like the idea of it.

Oct. 11th, 2014


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Sam showed me this and all I could think is why didn't I think of that? It would have been a lot less embarrassing than my original idea. Or the idea one of my friends suggested.

Oct. 10th, 2014


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Forget everything I said yesterday. This is the best thing you’re going to read or look at ever.

Cut for image )

And Padmé is doing FINE and the nurses tell me I cannot ask them anymore if she’s doing okay or I’ll be banned from the ward tonight.

Oct. 4th, 2014


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I can see the babies moving around in my stomach. It is equal parts amazing and creepy. Like they're both tiny ninjas or something because they are constantly pushing and kicking. I think they're ready to come out into the world.

Speaking of their birth, I would like to have a baby shower with people from the network. I know it's slightly late notice, but would the 18th work for people? It's not terribly formal, but it's open for anyone that would like to attend even if we don't know each other. This is a good way for Anakin and I to meet more of you.

Sep. 10th, 2014


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Really.

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Another day another scathing article from our local tabloid writer. What would we ever do without her? (please note my sarcasm)

Friends [Sam, Lara, Laura, Lina, Neena, Kitty, Astrid, Logan, Raven D, Irene, D'Artagnan, and other misc. friends she's chatted at lately. Minus Remy]

Watching myself get hit again is just so much fun. That was a smidge of a shock for the morning. I'm feeling like candy making, who wants fall inspired candy? The magical food fairy is open for business.

Sam, Lara
That woman is so vile. ♥! Sam, if you get cravings come to me, I'll bake/cook whatever your little heart wants. I was going to offer anyways, but this just pushed it up a bit. Stupid woman.

Sep. 7th, 2014


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Oh, look. I dodged this entire sleeping curse-like mess. Lucky me. Almost felt like my dreams bled into reality for a second there.

All this dreaming about apples has been giving me the baking itch to keep me from choking someone. I suppose it's a productive way to vent stress, but I'm not sure what to do with all these apple pies, apple turnovers, apple cobblers, apple crumb muffins. Unless someone wants to gorge themselves with an unhealthy amount of sugar and flour, these are going to sit in my fridge and go stale.

Sep. 5th, 2014


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....I used to be able to handle 2 or 3 days without sleep. Not all that long ago I'd pull that regularly at Uni, until Sam would force me to bed.

I nearly shot my cat. I thought he was a wolf.

Aug. 28th, 2014


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Tonight I learned that some electronic things you should not tinker with.

Aug. 27th, 2014


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WE GOT MARRIED!

Aug. 13th, 2014


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I swear to God growing a life drains your batteries like Woah. And I can't have caffeine!?!?!?! I'm DYING here guys. Nothing is getting done.

When I'm not eating like a pig and trying to get that little bit of exercise the doctor says is good for me it's like... surprise! Nap time!

I need a pick-me-up that isn't sugar. Hey pregnant ladies club, any of you have any advice on this one?

Aug. 2nd, 2014


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I haven't told Sam about this yet. (Hi, Sam) But I've got my next expedition lined up.

My new interns have proven quite capable!

Aug. 1st, 2014


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Okay so I finally get to announce this! It took us a while 'cause like... Lara was pretty horrified in the beginning and I wanted to give her time to deal. Plus there's that 'danger period' I guess?

But HEY!

WE'RE PREGNANT!

I know, right? HOW DID THAT HAPPEN, SAM? Well I'm glad you asked, strangers. As it turns out, when Orange County turns a girl into a man with man parts, those man parts are actually capable of doing what man parts do.

It's currently the size of a lime (but I like to call him or her 'the blueberry') and none of my pants fit, and I think I skipped nausea and went straight to cravings, but we're like... healthy and stuff. And now you know!

Jul. 17th, 2014


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OMG you guys, I had no idea that Ninja Warrior was in America! How did I miss that?

Check this out! This chick is amazing! She's the first woman - like literally - to complete the course and she makes it look like she's not even sweating!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZFuw7a13E#t=434

Yeah, she's awesome. But you know who's even MORE awesome? LARA! You have to do this, Lara. You could kick her ASS at Ninja Warrior. I bet you and Shepard could have even beaten the Japanese course!

Jul. 4th, 2014


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I'm not sure fireworks were such a good idea. It's bringing back uncomfortable memories.

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So like I can't sleep.

Not that I ever sleep.

I literally can't sleep.

I had this thought.

'MERICA!



Jul. 1st, 2014


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Good God.

Had a Dream where I almost got married for the money and then didn't, and then blew up a castle.

Blowing things up is a constant theme in these things. And so is people getting mad at me for it. Not much different than real life, I guess?

I thought I rocked the wedding dress though. Fighting in it is a bitch and a half.

Jun. 20th, 2014


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Geek Girl sense is tingling! This tech kitten's going to stay inside with her boo, VPN into work, and spend the day in her Pikachu onesie jammies. My mama didn't raise a stupid child. ... well, besides my brother Carl. He's special, though. (He ate paint chips as a kid.)

Wait, what was - right, the situation outside. I'm staying in, reheating some Thai, and if I were you, I'd do the same. Just sayin', we should have a Normal People Protocol for OC Shenanigans.

Jun. 13th, 2014


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Trying to find a date as a vampire is totes harder than you'd think. I mean I could mez the person but that's skeevy as fuck, but when he or she sees my eyes it's like they've gone to nopetown. It sucks.

Well you get the occasional person who's way into it but most of the time that's kinda not a long-term thing.

And then there's the baby which is another nopetown kinda thing!

Jun. 9th, 2014


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Ah think it's about time ah hop ship and get a real apartment again. Although ah'm firmly against potted plants after my first run in with OC crazy. No more potential murdering plants for this gal. Anyone got a good suggestion on the best place ta find apartments? Ain't hunted for one since before ah got here.

Private: Logan
How's things?

Private: Sam & Lara
We should go hiking or something equally as awesome.

Private: Lina
We should do something.

Jun. 8th, 2014


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( Filtered away from Roy and anyone who is friends with Roy )

What do you do if you're pretty sure you're about to get dumped? Do you do it first?

Fuck I'm so tired of this. I didn't even fucking do anything this time. I mean I don't think so. I am so not meant for this shit apparently.

Jun. 7th, 2014


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I find it a bit odd that no one yesterday seemed to comment on it being the seventieth anniversary of D-Day. Though, I suppose what really boggles the mind is that in a few months it will be a hundred years since the start of the first world war. It seems like much longer than that, doesn't it.

In any case, it is a good opportunity for reflection over the past century and how our world's been shaped.

Jun. 4th, 2014


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Anyone want some jambalaya or gumbo? ah kind of got bored and started cookin' this morning and well, ah've made enough to last me a month for both. Ah guess ah got focused and all this came out.

Kitty? Logan? Remy? Sam? Lara? Lina? Ah've got enough for all ya'll!

May. 28th, 2014


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Ya know, ah was doin' do good at not touching people, havin' pretty good control of things, then ah get grabbed by someon' trying ta mug me. really, me? trying to mug ME? idiots. Ah wasn't wearing the gloves Sam got me, and now ah got a migraine, he's wishin' he never met me and i'm two hundred dollars richer. Some people just ain't got no common courtesy.

May. 27th, 2014


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Strike one.

Don't sign up for internet dating if you're married and looking for something on the side. It's gross.

May. 26th, 2014


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An object landed on my beach last night. I moved it into my study. It's a hammer and there appears to be Norse runes on it. I've spent my entire morning trying to translate them.

May. 20th, 2014


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Oh man you guys, The week started out great with this whole 'new roommates!' thing and I'm super excited about that, but then my mom called me from Japan just to be mean to me, and I am like...

Screw today, I'm going home.

Here, let's all have some bunny therapy.

cut for image, viewable to all, it's seriously adorable )

May. 14th, 2014


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My fiance and I are looking for roommates. We try to keep the rent affordable as neither of us are particularly hurting for money, so it's really just enough to cover the power bill and some of the taxes.

Sam's prepared a video* of the interior.

If you're interested just leave a line, we have two free bedrooms.



*(OOC: It's slightly different, there are four bedrooms instead of two and the back leads to a beach with a small dock instead of just the dock, but otherwise that's pretty much it)

May. 3rd, 2014


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Hi, Valarnet! For you new people, I thought I should introduce myself. I'm Penelope Garcia (you can call me either name, I'll respond to either!) and I'm your resident tech goddess.

Also, I blatantly ship all of you. Whether you want me to or not. Sorry, not sorry.

SO. I'mma play lonely hearts here and help all you singles find people who're ready to mingle! Single folks, reply down here, and we'll get you mashed the hell up. It'll be scandalous fun!

Seriously, scandalous fun. )

Or send me cat gifs.

I'm bored waiting for my boyfriend to get off of work. :(

Apr. 14th, 2014


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I decided to quit dancing at the burlesque show. It was super fun and all, I have a lot of great memories at that place! But...

All the people that I really cared about there are gone now. I kinda want to keep my good memories alive and well as good ones, you know? I don't think that'll still be true if I go back there.

I'm super busy with expedition stuff and wedding planning anyway. Have you ever tried to put together a wedding from across the ocean? OMG People, I just don't sleep anymore. I'm always on the phone with someone at odd hours. Thank god for Skype!

Apr. 12th, 2014


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Sing it, Queen Elsa. You know the pain of finals.

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I almost forgot what having a night off felt like. I've just been kind of sitting here and watching tv.

I clearly need to get out more. Use my night off properly.

Anyone want to do something? Warning, I have no idea what.

Apr. 7th, 2014


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OMG RENJI IS OKAY I AM SO SUPER HAPPY NOW!

He's gonna become a monkey king or something I guess? I'm just glad that he's safe.

WE LOVE YOU RENJI!

Mar. 28th, 2014


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Expedition Log: Day 5


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There's all kinds of weird looking artifacts that Lara's found and I've taken something like... I don't even know, 50 hours of video footage now? It's going to be fun to edit when we're done! I feel like an actual film producer or something. I'm just still bummed that I couldn't get Lara and Rogue fighting the panther on tape. Sigh.

I'm some kind of badass 'cause I figured out how to jerry rig things so I could plug my curling iron in. Hey, we might be out in the jungle but that's no excuse not to look your best!

SO wishing I had a pair of gloves like the ones Portia made for Rogue, though. She's bug bite free on her arms and she doesn't have to keep applying sunscreen. Lucky!

Mar. 25th, 2014


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Expedition Log: Day 2


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OMG YOU GUYS WE MADE IT BUT TODAY SUCKED.

I hope everyone over there is all okay and stuff. We spent like most of last night and today without any contact with the outside world. Yeah, you know I about died. I thought for sure my fingers were going to fall off because they kept checking my phone for signal.

Thanks to equipment, we're back up and running.

There are a lot of bugs and sweating here, omg. It's a sweat-fest. It sucks. I hate roughing it.

Also? Lara killed a panther with a bowie knife, it was so totally hot. <3

Mar. 24th, 2014


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Expedition Log: Day 1


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Lara's making us write these, and like... I am so bored, so whatever. Might as well write a thing!

But there's nothing much to really say, other than I am still on an airplane and losing my mind. This isn't the longest flight I've ever been on, but the last really long one involved a seven hour layover in New York. That one was fine because Sam Nishimura knows how to entertain herself around a bunch of hot traveling guys. Yup.

But we don't have a layover here so I'm just like... playing bejeweled.

And catching up on the news holy fuck what is going on over there!?

(possible triggers in the comments over the current plot)

Mar. 23rd, 2014


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We have a flight early tomorrow morning and I think I'm going to throw up, because this is my first expedition and my entire career is riding on it. It can't possibly turn out like the dreams, though. But I'm going armed. Which is a relief.

Mar. 14th, 2014


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New clothes. New friends. It's a good week. Right? Oh and randomly getting into trouble with a friend, also a bonus.

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I accidentally said words. The words. The emotional words. I think I messed things up.

Mar. 9th, 2014


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I'm still not used to waking up and having things just appear.

I fell asleep on the couch this afternoon and when I woke up there was Anakin's Padawan bread on the coffee table. A little weird and unexpected, but kind of cute at the same time? Yeah, not completely sure how to sum that one up, but I am so very glad he doesn't have this braided rattail in real life.

But the best part was the fact that underneath the braid was a lightsaber. I have the vague memory of Anakin giving me his lightsaber to prove that our relationship is the most important thing to him. I'm definitely surprised to see it here, but I'm also super excited.

Watch out world, I have a lightsaber.