Sep. 16th, 2012 10:09 am
pikestaff: (Default)
I just bought more paid livejournal time for no other reason than not wanting to lose all my user icons.

I am kind of pathetic.

Two things.

Aug. 1st, 2012 07:03 pm
pikestaff: (Rarity - Come At Me Darling)
1.) I am updating this for Tig because he was bugging me about it in #eoff #pony, and
2.) Tig do you even HAVE an LJ?
pikestaff: (March Hare)
Sometimes I go back and look at old LJ entries of mine from like... a year prior and read them to see what I was doing at this time last year and see if I've made any progress at life related things. Did you know that at this time last year I was terribly emo and distraught? LOL WASHINGTON.

I think I need to start LJ'ing more, for my own sake more than anything. I've always kept a journal of some sort and this is the closest I've got to one anymore. It's an interesting scrapbook of my life. Also apparently I've only LJ'd six times in the last two months. I am a terrible person.


Jun. 18th, 2012 11:09 pm
pikestaff: (Twilight Sparkle - Crazy!)
Hello LJ why am I so bad at posting on you these days

Huxley went home last week. :( But, we have a decent visit plan set up for the next several months, so hopefully...!

Dear Diary

Sep. 12th, 2011 07:09 pm
pikestaff: (Rainbow Dash - Determined)
Today I was packing and after successfully filling one box up with stuff I went to move it outside of my room for more space, and the bottom fell out and then videogames and books went everywhere.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: Predictable Pike. (Because seriously, implying I own anything else.)

Cut for size )


May. 18th, 2011 05:47 pm
pikestaff: (Clockwork Pike)
"Windshifter" moral: The future may look kind of scary, but we should be optimistic about it because it's actually going to be awesome. Also, technology is pretty great because it was made by humans anthropomorphic animals, who are pretty great.

New Book Idea moral: The future happened and was scary, but we should be optimistic about it because it'll just get better, and be awesome. Also, technology is pretty great because it was made by humans, who are pretty great.

pikestaff: (My Little Pike Pony)
I uh... er...yeah.

Remember when I said I wasn't going to be in any more long-distance relationships?

Well. Um. First life said "lol no", and then life said "JUST TO SPITE YOU LET'S TACK ON SEVERAL THOUSAND MILES."

So yes! Apparently this was obvious to pretty much EVERYONE, but in case you've been living under a rock, [ profile] azuhuxley_daioh and I are together now. Yes, he's in England. No, we haven't met each other "IRL". And no, this doesn't deter my optimism, because when this sort of thing happens, it happens. You know? Really, we have essentially been best friends for six years now and it's... well on the one hand it does shock me that it turned out this way, because I'd sort of assumed we'd just be Bros-for-Life, but on the other hand I guess it's... really not that surprising after all.

There are a lot of hurdles to be overcome. Lack of funds all around is one of them. Heck, a freaking gigantic ocean and all of the United States being between us is one of them. But I'm willing to give it a shot for someone who makes me feel more optimistic about things than I have felt in a long, long time.

So. Yes. PikeEisenhower is here, and the world will never be the same~ >:3

P.S. We're co-writing a blog. We made it a couple of weeks ago and I think I forgot to mention it, so I figure I may as well bring it up here!
pikestaff: (March Hare)

(Yeah the last wish sucked, don't look at it)


Jan. 20th, 2011 10:08 am
pikestaff: (Han Shot First)
So work makes you do these "training" lessons and quizzes on the company computers. Most people knock it all out when they're hired, but since I was only recently made a real employee rather than seasonal, they've tossed it all at me now so I'm spending lots of time each day sitting down at the computer trying to do all of it.

Anyways, most of the training is pretty bleh... genuinely interesting "about the tools" segments are interspersed with boring crap about credit applications or store policies, and these are all supplemented by rather mundane little multiple-choice quizzes that say things like "Congratulations" and "Good job" and the like when you get a question correct, or "Please try again" when you get one wrong.


Yesterday I was doing one of the quizzes and out of nowhere the quiz started snarking at me. Actual examples:

(Upon correctly choosing that a certain type of screwdriver had a magnetic tip): "That's correct. You could say it has a magnetic personality. Heehee. See what I did there?"

(Upon getting some other random question right): "Congratulations! You are now a part of the Right Answer Club. Note: This club does not actually exist."

(Upon getting another question right): "That's correct, but that club still doesn't exist. Sorry."

(Getting some other question right): "Nice guess!"

(Getting a question wrong): "Better guess again. Come on, you have a 25% chance of getting it right."

And so forth. Some of the multiple-choice options were just as hilarious. Anyways, it made me laugh. I have no idea who wrote that quiz but man, props to them for making something boring and mandatory considerably more entertaining.
pikestaff: (Han Shot First)

"Now my book has plots that don't really make sense
And the prose is boring and some of it is dense
I don't really have a style and the writing's juvenile
But at least I am still alive"
pikestaff: (Dizzy Spinda)
Because I'm a masochist, Mini-NaNo 2010 (25k words by the end of December) is Go for Launch.

It's a kids' story. Specifically for younger audiences than my usual young-adult-ish fare.

And it's sort of a retelling of "The Nutcracker"* from the villain's point of view, and it's sort of about a mouse who wants to be a dancer.

I like it already.


* In the original, Drosselmeyer is a clockmaker who makes these little clockwork people and houses. YOU CAN SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING >=D
pikestaff: (Trenchcoat Pikestaff)
Guys I was going through old junk and I found this thing I wrote like eight years ago. I seriously can't stop laughing. WHY AM I NOT THIS FUNNY ANYMORE.

(Note: "Redwall" related humor. The non-initiated probably won't find it nearly as funny.)

Seriously you guys this is good stuff )
pikestaff: (March Hare)

"Ambassador Sarek is assigned to escort an alien ambassador in the Neutral Zone.
Fortunately, Captain Kirk meets a scantily clad female alien who may know more about the situation."


"Sulu discovers some cryogenically frozen humans where no man has gone before.
To resolve the situation, Captain Kirk is forced into a deadly duel in which his shirt gets torn."

ALSO, they have TNG:

"Q gets amnesia in the holodeck.
Can Wesley resolve the situation?"

^ does anyone else think this would be the most hilarious episode ever?


Edit: WHILE WE'RE ON THE SUBJECT I totally met someone the other day whose last name was Cochrane. FIRST CONTACT IS HAPPENING SOON, AND IT IS HAPPENING HERE
pikestaff: (Han Shot First)


Jan. 18th, 2010 09:12 pm
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H.G. Wells wrote a book called "Island of Doctor Moreau" about this mad scientist who takes animals and turns them into creepy animal-man-things.

There is totally a vet named Doctor Moreau at my PetSmart.


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