Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Been awhile...

Yes Yes I know its been awhile since I last posted but I haven't had the time or energy to sit down and type. Well I have been typing just not any blogging. Lets see, I just got back from the Smoky Mountains for those of you who didn't know. Mark and I spent a week there, it was absolutely gorgeous and we had a great time. It was nice to go and see some of the attractions because when Mum and I were there last we either were hiking or looking for things to do indoors because of the rain. This time I got to go go-karting and actually walk around in Gatlinburg and see the shops not just drive by. I have a shit load of pictures uploaded into Facebook already and have at least another two or three albums worth on my hard drive yet. Here's one, another, and another. I'll post links when I get the rest resized and uploaded.
I'm not really liking Mum being home she's nit-picking cause she's mad at me. So I wish I remembered when she left for Hawaii, yea she's leaving for Hawaii and no I'm not going. She Grandma and one of Grandma's friends are going. Its a small cruise ship that island hops, I offered my camera but I don't think she's going to take me up on it. Oh well I suppose that means that I just need to go on my own and take my own pics.
I said that I have been typing, I've been working on my Yu-Yu Hakusho fan fic. Gotten a few pages done, its starting to take shape. I think that my original idea is going to have to be saved for another fic though. This just seems to be running in a different direction.
Here's a sample:

“And you must be Ms. Alexia Craig?” The dark haired American spun.


“Mr. Kuraza told me that Dr. Shijo had asked to speak with you alone. I was hoping I’d meet you before I got back to my office, I’m Mr. Takamiya with Student Affairs.”

“Oh. Hi.”

“Well this is your room key, you have a double, shared with,” he glanced down at his clipboard, “Ms. Anna de Fleur of France.” Alex mentally groaned. The two had arrived in Tokyo about the same time and had been shuttled to the University at the same time. She didn’t like her. She was too cute, too perky, too obsessed with her looks to be an archaeologist. This wasn’t Tomb Raider, it wasn’t Indiana Jones or Sahara. It wasn’t glamorous. It was dirty, it was usually in in-hospitable conditions, you slept in bug infested beds and drank dirty water, for Christ’s sake you got dirt under your fingernails! That’s why it was called fieldwork and not paperwork! How Anna had made the team Alex wasn’t sure. But she hoped that the girly-girl persona was just put on because if not she was going to be in for a rude awakening. “Room 308, your in dorm B” she took the keys. “The dining hall is open from seven in the morning to about eight on weeknights and seven on weekends. You’ll need this pass for meals, and this pass to get into class till your student ID is made.” He handed the laminated cards to her. “Lets see, student lounge is on the second floor, no overnight guests, no consumption of alcohol on school grounds -- sorry I know your over the age but we have some students that aren’t, lets see, dorm doors lock at nine you’ll need this key to get in after hours.” he handed a plastic card that reminded her of a hotel key. ”Here is the information on other student activities and such, my card is stapled to the front in case you have any questions. I handed the packet that had the campus map to Ms. de Fleur, but you’ve already been in the Archaeology Lab, we’ll do a tour tomorrow for anyone who wants it, otherwise any questions?”


“Oh yes, that’s right you do have a vehicle pass.” He fished around in the stack of papers in his arms. “Here it is, for a motorcycle, preferred parking. On your campus map those parking lots are the ones in yellow.”

“Thank you.”

“If that’s all…”

“I believe so”

“Have a good night and welcome again!” he quickly started on down the hall. Alex adjusted the new load of papers in her arms and started up the sidewalk to her new abode.

I have decided what I'm going to be for Halloween. And this year it is *cue drum roll* Nariko from Heavenly Sword. For those of you unfamiliar with Heavenly Sword its a soon to be released (Sept. 12) PS3 game. Here's the official site and a couple of pics to give you the idea. The hard part for me is deciding if the detail on her "kimono" is purple or green. In the original concept art it looks purple in the nice promo pics it looks green but in the gameplay it looks purple again!