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29 January 2012 @ 11:43 pm
Updating to avoid deletion!
01 January 2011 @ 03:56 pm
Another year gone by and I'm still here.

Seriously, if it weren't for PH this journal would be entirely abandoned. I gave up posting in this journal regularly, but since it seems I had a tradition of posting on the first of every year, I decided to at least continue that.

So let's see what's new... I'm in complete love with Lisa Kleypas works recently and I've already finished her Wallflower series and most of her Hathway series; I have Leo's story and Bea's story to finish, and then I'm done. There's just something so easy about reading a Kleypas story; you don't have to think too hard to enjoy it, and you know more or less how it's going to end, and it's always a happy conclusion. One book takes me 5-6 hours to finish, so that's the only downside.

What else... School's going pretty well this year, surprisingly. I have yet to receive any of my final marks (BAAAAH!! anticipation) but I did pretty well on my midterms. Hoping that I do well enough to be able to apply to med in a year or two. On that note, school starts in three days... I really have to change my habit of sleeping at 3 a.m. and waking up at 1 p.m., especially since my classes start at 8:35 M-W-F. (But who cares, I'm certain of skipping those hahahaha...yes.)

Writing wise... nothing. I've gone back to read a few my excerpts from previous years and discovered I actually wasn't that bad. If I had kept it up, I might be decent by now, but my writing skills have degenerated and I can't narrate for shit now. Brynn and Dru don't leave me though, and if I had some kind of idea as to what their story is, I might attempt at giving them a go. Maybe that'll be a resolution for this year, heh.

This entry is sufficiently long enough. Here's to hoping this year will be even better than the last!

01 January 2010 @ 04:31 pm
Haha, wow, my last entry to this journal was in 2008 and I can't even remember when I wrote that. Even though I haven't been posting much, I've been lurking "behind the scenes", so to speak, to lurk around on the two new writing communities I've joined: Plagiarism Haven and The Write Away. I'm pretty much on Plagiarism Haven to check out the stories of my favourite authors, Le Meg and Myrika, and The Write Away is a bit of like a safety blanket incase I ever feel like writing again. I'm always interested in participating in the challenges and prompts, but whenever I draw up a new document in word, I end up staring at the flashing cursor for about ten minutes, trying to organize my thoughts, and then write two or three sentences with a pronounced feeling in my gut that I definitely don't like what I'm writing. Am I really just that uninspired? Or is it really just a discipline thing? I don't think it's a procrastination thing - sometimes I get this itch in my fingers to just type and write, but I don't wanna have to go through all the work of processing the right words in my head to create flowy, interesting prose. I might have to scrap the idea of me going back to writing altogether.

I do have this new project that I want to embark on though: photography. I took a class this semester teaching the basic principles on how to use a manual camera. I found it really fun, and if not for the time limit given for each assignment, I probably would've stayed in the dark room for a lot longer than three hours to perfect my photos (although it does mean I would've gone through at least five boxes of special photo paper as opposed to the two I actually used up - each box containing 100 papers). I would love to get a camera (preferably a Canon, I've been eyeing their Rebel cameras), but I understand myself well enough to anticipate a fleeting interest. First it was writing, then it was drawing, and I became progressively better in both before ditching them, sans developing any sort of remarkable success. Maybe I'll work on getting a simple point and shoot camera to replace the one I drowned in my friend's bag when we discovered the cap of the water bottle we placed in there wasn't screwed on tight before committing myself to anything fiscally challenging.

This is the most creative writing I've done in a LONG time. I'm glad I have this journal for these rare moments where I just feel like typing away on my laptop.

Here's to what will hopefully be a better year than the last.

1) Do better in school.
2) Pick a hobby, and stick with it.
02 July 2008 @ 12:19 am
So I've made a bit of a habit out of just staying up late at night, stealing my brother's laptop and sneaking it into my room. It's a decent laptop, it has Windows Vista but the keyboard is kinda screwy and keeps displacing my cursor whenever I write so I end up typing into a word I wrote like three lines ago or something. Anywho, not much has been happening on this end. Can't wait until I get out of the city and turn this into a REAL summer. It's been really quiet, but mostly because I can't give a rat's ass about calling people up and making plans. It's horrible, I know, and it turns me into some kind of recluse. But hey, that's tradition. At least tomorrow I have set plans and I'm /making sure/ I get out of the house. I need to. I'm slowly dying of desperation. Fuck this keyboard is annoying.

Anywho, still haven't written anything. I feel like I should take that as some sort of sign. I'm not cut out to be a writer anymore. And it's not like I'm one of those people who can dish out tons of text after a 3 month sabbatical or something. I just don't have the drive, period. It's depressing. I'm feeling very self-pitying lately. I need to stop that.
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Viva la Vida - Coldplay
28 June 2008 @ 06:57 pm
So it's been more than a year since I updated this journal, even though I have been going on occassionally to view some journal entries and to join a few communities. I actually spent the last half hour switching back from paid to free account, mostly because I didn't want the ad on my page, but couldn't give up the larger repertoire of icons. Ho-hum. The new layout is from appleleaf and they probably have the most gorge layouts that I've found to date. I love the one I have currently, the only thing being that the sidebar is kinda screwy in Internet Explorer. Oh well, can't be bothered.

Anyway, lately I've been trying to my groove on back into writing. Safe to say, it's not working, and I think I might've lost my drive to write /entirely/. It fucking sucks, but it is what it is. I can't even muster up the energy to write a one-shot, mostly because everytime I think of a story it ends up playing out longer than I want. Brainstorming is /hard/.

(You know you've reached an all-time level of laziness if you can't even get yourself to work your brain properly. I fear me.)

Went back in time and read some of my earlier entries, the ones with my blurbs about Brynn and Dru mostly. I'm actually impressed with some of the prose I have in there, at least for the last one, and Brynn and Dru have been revisiting my mind a lot more lately. Not even going to play with the thought of trying to write them again though, because that ship has sailed. The appeal of fanfiction has is completely lost on me now, and I'm trying to mature in my writing anyway. I've been dabbling a bit on the SKoW site, and I think maybe next year I'll app to become part of the staff (not a judge though, oh my God that would eat my time entirely). First I'll try and get my ass into writing-gear though, if I can.

Inspiration, please, hit me. I don't know what else to do.
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
15 January 2007 @ 06:26 pm
ALRIGHTY. Got my science exam over it with today; phew. Going through exams over and over and over again really helped me, and so did that tutorial. Wasn't like I learned anything new, but it was a better understanding and made sure I didn't miss anything vital that would probably be on the test. Fairly sure I got 100 but can't jinx myself. Now I only need to keel over History of Canada and Quebec, and Math. Funny, I'm not really worrying myself to retardom for math; I actually feel confident.

...I'm treading into unknown territories...

New manga of my life: Black Cat. One of the worst titles, but it's got a fairly good plot and really awesome character designs. And plus, there's a tentative pairing: TrainxRinslet, so I'm game. Although I SHOULD be studying... a little procrastination never hurt anymore, did it?


My headache is killing me; maybe some overplayed Friends episode-watching will help. :D
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
10 January 2007 @ 07:02 pm
HIM. JT. THEY KILLED HIM OFF! This is an outrage! If anyone needs to be killed off it's Toby! (coughorLibertycough). I mean, for flip's sake, the kid's not even in the opening. And WOW, talk about the most random thing to happen since Emma's new flamboyantly-whorish attitude. (I mean seriously, you were outrageously nerdy last year - where did it all go, your face?)

Ho-hum. Anyway, new year starting off... alright. I need to go and start choreographing about 3 counts of 8 for tomorrow. x.x I'm such a procrasinator, it's not funny. WHY did I say yes to being a choreographer??

And freakishly funny's sake....

In 2007, teilse resolves to...
Spend more time with my couples.
Drink four glasses of magic every day.
Become a better love.
Spend less time on romance.
Give up reading.
Cut down on my writing.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

1. Yes, yes I think I will spend more time with them. S'not like they don't already take up every corner and square-inch of space in my mind.
2. Don't forget to add splenda!
3. ......r?
4. Physically impossible. I'd probably break out in hives.
5. That... That would be a VERY bad thing.

CRACK = <3
Current Mood: angryoutraged
31 December 2006 @ 10:30 pm
New Years Resolution #1: Learn HTML and CSS to create my own site.
Why it will never happen?: I have no patience whatsoever with tutorials.

New Years Resolution #2: Vacuum around the house more.
Why it will never happen?: I'm lazy - will probably slack off and and use time to surf the internet instead.

New Years Resolution #3: Choreograph dance more.
Why it will never happen?: See 'Why it will never happen' reason #2.

New Years Resolution #4: Work on Devil's Manor.
Why it will never happen?: I'm much too engrossed in stories like Nightworld and Twilight - will be close to impossible unless I get over this fad FAST.

New Years Resolution #5: Study more for exams and etc.
Why it will never happen?: This, if nothing else, I must keep.

I have written the full second chapter of my Twilight fic of about say 13 pages, having skipped chapter 1 and the prologue. I guess if inspiration hits you, you must not dawdle on less important and scenes and strike while the iron is hot.

New motto of the year: Strike while the iron is hot.

=D Would anyone like to read? Other than you, Rayne.

Happy New Year, everyone!
Current Mood: accomplishedfinished a chapter - WHATHUH?
27 December 2006 @ 03:14 pm
The morning after Brynn's capture. Not quite finished.

Brynn contemplating murder. FunCollapse )

To be continued~
Current Mood: crankycraky-a-hoy!
27 December 2006 @ 12:01 pm
I totally need to learn how to use HTML and CSS. Or at least pay someone to make me a cool new layout; this one is seriously making my eyes bleed.

Anyway, just woke up and feeling very refreshed. It feels particularly quiet in the house now that my brother's left and my mom's at work. Reminiscent of how it usually is, only with the wrong people gone. I do kinda wanna go shopping today, but I don't know how my sister's feeling. I keep getting flashes of walking around downtown looking at the Christmas lights and stepping into Holt Renfrew. Mmmm. Holt.

I'm totally taking a new glamorous look now that I've watched the Devil Wears Prada. I loved it; it's a lot better than I thought it'd be, seeing as how wretched teen flicks are nowadays. But I guess it does have an older sense to it, seeing as it revolves around a business world.

Oh, and also completely freaking out about what to do for the Dance Show. Why hasn't Dave gotten back to us on it??

Okay. Breathe. And let that pass from the mind. Whoo.

Alright, I might post again later tonight. My fingers have this addiction to typing and I just can't seem to stop; it's v. v. fun.
Current Mood: chipperalrightyyy