misora: (pomegranate)
Know what's frustrating, even at 13 weeks? Food cravings.

We have a metric TON of cookies in our house - Belgian chocolate-covered ones, Philipino shortbread cookies, coconut macaroons, you name it - courtesy of my brother's girlfriend. But am I craving sweets? Noooo.

Literally, all I want to eat is meat - turkey sandwiches, hamburgers, ruben sandwiches piled with corned beef and sauerkraut. :( I don't have any inclination to eat these cookies, and they're sitting in their tins collecting dust.

Oh, and root beer. All I want to drink lately is root beer. It's bizarre.

Maybe I should give the cookies away? I know my coworkers would eat them in the blink of an eye.
misora: (300 - tonight we dine)
Which is outlined here:

I would appreciate it if you do NOT, as a person commenting on my journal, cross-post to Facebook or Twitter. I prefer to keep my separate online communication forums separate.

This goes for both public posts and, obviously, private friends-locked posts.

If I catch anyone doing this in my comments, I may be forced to purge this journal completely. No one wants that.

Thank you!
misora: (writing)
Stolen shamelessly from [livejournal.com profile] avocado_love:

the that's my favorite! meme

Post this in your journal, and I'll tell you which fics of yours I love, and why!

...and I just realized I never posted the answers to those meta questions asked so long ago, so I shall get on that later tonight. ^^
misora: (sunflowers)
Wheeee pics!!

This is our garden at our new house that we've lived in since April. We first planted around April 23 - April 30, and have been weeding/fertilizing/watering since then.

And here are the results!

Fruits of our labor... )
misora: (dandelion)
Today I've been on a total Kate Bush bender.

I had no idea it was her birthday.

Her songs have moved me since age 12. Happy Birthday, Kate. ♥
misora: (horned god)
Been such a crazy, crazy couple of weeks, that I haven't had time to post properly. And while I have a backup of stuff to post (namely fic and OMG YUM garden pictures), most of it is sitting at home and therefore cannot be posted right now.

SO. Ganking this from [livejournal.com profile] redbrunja:

The first ten people responding to this post will get a piece of thought-provoking meta on the subject (hopefully fannish) of their choice.

GO! :D

Thanks for the questions so far! I'll ruminate on them tonight and post with the answers sometime later. :)
misora: (avatar: zutara - I'll live for you.)
Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] katara_zuko, for deleting that link to the fandom hate meme. The last thing the ATLA fandom in general needs is more hate, especially recently.

(Also have never been so glad that [livejournal.com profile] zutarotica is still a locked community.)
misora: (avatar:  katara - huh?)
Apparently I get a different writer with each fic snippet I provide.

multiple badges, for multiple fic snippets )

...I must have the writing equivalent of multiple personality disorder. :/
misora: (sporfle kitty)

...I kind of like it. :D

TLA Review.

Jul. 3rd, 2010 12:34 am
misora: (avatar:  elements)
So, I saw The Last Airbender tonight. (Unexpected, as we thought we were going to see it Sunday night.)

My unpopular fandom thoughts, let me show you them. [spoilers.] )


Jul. 1st, 2010 12:39 pm
misora: (avatar:  katara - idiots)
Dear god. The wanking over The Last Airbender movie in [livejournal.com profile] katara_zuko and everywhere else on LJ today (o hai random comms suddenly paying attention to this fandom, wtf) is driving me nuts. How many posts are we going to have about "racefail" (which there WAS, yes, we've known for quite a while already) and "Ebert says it sucks" and "don't go see this, or else you're stupid".

Be aware now, if any of you tell me not to see it, simply because of what you've heard or you've seen it yourself and disliked it, I will remove you from my friendslist. I do not feel as though you are doing me a "favor" by telling me to believe something without having seen it with my own eyes first. Do me the courtesy of viewing it like those of you that have seen it have done, and I'll reserve my judgment of the film once I've managed to take it in for myself, not by second-hand info.

Apologies if this sounds harsh, but I have had just about enough of the self-righteousness of LJ, today.
misora: (*drool*)
When I was a little girl, visiting my mom's parents in rural Ohio, my grandmother would always make a delicious strawberry-rhubarb pie during those hot August summer nights. My mother was treated to the same thing at her grandparents' farm, when she was young. It's a family tradition and recipe, and was one of my best memories of visiting them. Now I'm making my own, with fresh rhubarb and strawberries purchased at the local farmer's market.

Strawberry Rhubarb pie! )
misora: (avatar:  katara writes zutara)
Well, since it's been almost exactly a year since my last one, I guess I should stick to habit and post up my current list of fiction projects for the summer!

Under the cut is a list of my current writing projects. Ask a question about something. Ask anything about any idea listed here, and I shall attempt to answer it. I reserve the right to not give away Important Plot Points, but otherwise...have at it!

Current Writing Projects, Summer 2010 )
misora: (avatar: zuko - hay capstarians!)
...Following in [livejournal.com profile] hervictory's footsteps, because this is hilarious. :D


:D Now off to post some mischief on that thing.
misora: (whr - mad world)
I'm going to be getting a whole hell of a lot more into my personal life in this thing, given recent circumstances, and I realize that not everyone wants to read that kind of thing and some people are more interested in fannish stuff. So if you don't want to wade through tons of entries about stuff you have no interest in just to get a couple of fic links, I won't be personally offended if you de-friend. You can always just add me at FF.net, where I've posted most of my works.

That said, reply here to let me know you'd like me to keep you here on the flist, and in the loop. I promise I won't get too sordid with details, honest. ^^

Edit: This post will stay up for one week. After that week, I'll do the cut. Thanks!
misora: (*drool*)

Stir-fried pork and eggplant, thai-style.

Recipe. )

J really liked this one. First time I've cooked eggplant, and first time I've tried a more Thai-flavored style of sauce. I think next I'm going to be experimenting with coconut milk and trying a chicken and mango Coconut Satay. :p
misora: (lotus - white)
And now for something a little more upbeat...

pics of the new place! )
misora: (rukia - tears like rain)
Sometimes Japan disgusts me.

It's bad enough that certain species of dolphin - highly intelligent, fun-loving and peaceful creatures - have been eliminated in certain countries because of human pollution.

But apparently, Japan is also killing them - around 20,000 of them per season - after hand-picking wild dolphins that are 'trainable' for aquariums and amusement parks. And not because they need them for food.

This makes me so incredibly angry.

My boyfriend watched "The Cove" and it broke his heart. He's a tough nut to crack, trust me. For this very good reason, he forbid me to watch it. However, he described to me with as few details as he could as to what's going on in the Japanese city of Taiji, and I was horrified.

I can't even think about it at length without crying.

Source: http://www.savejapandolphins.org/educate.php

In Japan, fishermen round up and slaughter hundreds and even thousands of dolphins and other small whales each year.

In the small fishing village of Taiji, entire schools of dolphins are driven into a hidden cove after a prolonged chase. Once trapped inside the cove, the fishermen kill the dolphins, slashing their throats with knives or stabbing them with spears. The water turns red with their blood, and the air fills with their screams.

This brutal massacre — the largest scale dolphin kill in the world — goes on for six months of every year. Even more scandalous, members of the international dolphin display industry take advantage of the dolphin slaughter to obtain some few, show-quality dolphins for use in captive dolphin shows and dolphin swim programs.

It is commonly assumed that Japanese fishermen hunt dolphins to supply a small minority of Japanese people with dolphin meat. But unlike the expensive whale meat, dolphin meat is not considered a delicacy in Japan, and the real reason the Japanese government issues permits to kill dolphins by the thousands every year has nothing to do with food culture. It has to do with pest control. As shocking as it sounds, some Japanese government officials view dolphins as pests to be eradicated in huge numbers. During a meeting at Taiji City Hall, the fishermen of Taiji admitted this to us. "We don’t kill the dolphins primarily for their meat. We kill them as a form of pest control," they told us. In other words, killing the competition is their way of preserving the ocean’s fish for themselves.

Most likely in order to push the food culture issue even further, the Japanese government recently introduced pilot whale meat to children's school lunch programs, despite the fact that the meat is tainted with mercury and not fit for human consumption. The Japanese government and the dolphin hunters do not warn the Japanese people of this danger, although the dolphin meat should be labeled as toxic. Much of the tainted dolphin meat ends up as counterfeit whale meat in Tokyo and other large cities.

Stupid. Just so...so...stupid. And senseless.
misora: (avatar:  joyful)
EEEEEEEEEEE WE JUST GOT A RENTAL HOUSE!!! 3bd/2ba in a cute neighborhood, with a HUGE backyard, minutes away from Caltrain for J's commute. We pick up the keys on Sunday and start moving in after that. Pics forthcoming!

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH I'M SO EXCITED!!! Garden parties galore!!!


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