alory_shannon: To a certain extent, don't we all believe the ends justify the means? (We're running out of alibis;)
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I was having a conversation with my brother, and when I eventually brought it around to the point I wanted to make--that oftentimes, he argues merely because he likes to argue, that he kind of just has argue about most everything...

...He started to argue my point. Which, of course, only proved it. B]





ONCE AGAIN, OLDER SIBLING = WINNAAAAAARRRRRR HELL YEAH X'DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
alory_shannon: ...A gaming guide might be nice, too. GET ON IT, IGN AND/OR GAMEFAQS. (If only Real Life had Save Points;)
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So I started playing a new game the other day: Infinite Undiscovery. And this will be somewhat interesting, since usually I am pretty damn spoiled for the games I play, either because I decide to start playing them because people I know are gushing about them somewhere and I look up all sorts of info on them before buying them, or…just because I get impatient and want to know everything already. But I know basically NOTHING about this game since it’s apparently not too super-popular, which could be a bad sign. But maybe I’m just not trolling the right places or something. Oh well, guess we’ll see, huh?

…And before I say ANYTHING else, I just have to say that I think this game has just about the STUPIDEST NAME EVER…who wants to bet that it probably lost something in translation? I really, really hope that this is the case… Even Microsoft Word judges you, Infinite Undiscovery, by not recognizing the latter half of your name. Of course, Microsoft Word judges just about EVERYBODY when it comes to names, so you are not alone, and are perhaps in better company than you deserve.

Buuu~t back to business. PLAYING NOW. @___@

I PLAY IT SO THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO. )
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Default)
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[livejournal.com profile] irishmastermind: 'Naruto is training to become a Quincy.'
[livejournal.com profile] irishmastermind: …Heh. Ahahaha! The more I picture that, the funnier it gets.
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: Someone seriously needs to fanart that, because Naruto would look SO FUNNY in one of Ishida’s ‘EVERYTHING-must-be-starched-and-sometimes-I-do-my-underpants-too-just-for-fun-because-they-feel-so-CRISP’ Quincy outfits.
[livejournal.com profile] irishmastermind: Can’t you just see Ishida trying to deal with him, attempting in a suspiciously Sasuke-sounding voice to convince him that white with blue crosses is totally cool.
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: Meanwhile, Naruto stubbornly insists that nothing that doesn’t have an obnoxious amount of orange in it can possibly be either stylish or matching.
[livejournal.com profile] irishmastermind: So then Ishida faints in a beautiful and feminine fashion when Naruto turns up one morning having clumsily dyed the whole outfit orange—cape and all.
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: Even worse, the clumsy dye job made the thing come out looking tie-dyed.
[livejournal.com profile] irishmastermind: AND he refuses to stop wearing his headband and goofy ninja sandal/sneakers, which SO clash with the outfit.
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: He’ll have to throw the Hokage pimp hat in there too, if he ever makes it.



...Can you believe this girl says she doesn't think she's funny? She seriously KILLS me with some of the stuff she comes up with, and in the best possible way. <3
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (My back is still to you.)
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So, new layout. 'Bout time. Nothing terribly fancy, but I like it. And if anyone knows where the pic in the banner came from and/or who should be credited for it, I'd love to know. Google Fu has its failings...

RE: NARUTO 408-415 )



In other news, I have no idea who made THIS, but whoever it was, it must have been made for me.
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Default)
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So last night, I was chatting with a friend on AIM, and she suddenly asked me to tell her a story.

"...What kind of story?" I asked.

"An AWESOME one!" she replied.

"...I don't know any," I said, but before long, I found myself turning an idea over in my head, and I figured what the hell, why not.


And thus, in the space perhaps half an hour, this absolute gem of a story came into being. It amused me enough that I decided to share it with you lucky people.


Enjoy.

Or. Something.

This is hands-down the most ridiculous thing I've ever written. )
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (cute li'l bit of ultimate evil. <3)
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] laura_writes who stole it from [livejournal.com profile] hexkitten.

Numbers Meme )


Also, randomness from an AIM convo with Cella.

[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: *reading through the thread* Oh Sasuke...but it's more complicated than that, dear boy. lol
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: Yes, it was an attempted 'taking advantage of' but. He never exactly forced himself on her.
[livejournal.com profile] stereotype_vamp: aww, Sasuke
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: lol
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: He fights for TRUTH, JUSTICE, and the UCHIHA WAY >DDD
[livejournal.com profile] stereotype_vamp: LMAO
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: I wanna draw him wearing a little Superman suit now.
[livejournal.com profile] stereotype_vamp: UNF UNF BABY HELP ME REBUILD MY CLAN
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (cute li'l bit of ultimate evil. <3)
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Not that I don't love them, but.


I was cleaning my room today,* and amid the flotsam and the detritus, I happened upon the fuzzy black kitty ears** I'd bought around Hallow-e'en last year to be funny. I chuckled and showed them to my brother, who promptly swiped them and wandered around in them for a while. (...A 6'3, 200+ lb. teenage boy voluntarily wearing fluffy kitty ears. Lulz were had.) Eventually I stole them back, absently put them on myself, and went back to cleaning.

A short while later, I look up to see one of my cats--Possum--STARING at me from out in the hallway, eyes wide in the most pristine picture of abject feline horror I have ever seen in my life.

I couldn't help it: I laughed. And he bolted.

He came back later and gave me the very same look, and damned do I wish I'd had the camera handy, or that I even had a faint idea as to its location, because it was absolutely a Kodak moment.

I ended up having to get down on all fours and make friendly cat noises at him*** before he'd even approach me, though he still looked deeply disturbed. And it had to be the ears, because I took them off a moment later when he wasn't looking, and he treated me just as he normally does, without even a passing hint of the former anxiety he'd displayed.

So very odd.


...Shall have to try it again tomorrow and see if I can't get a picture of his face.






* Despite the fact that I'm something of a neat freak (I'd imagine most mysophobes are) and like things to be in order, my room tends to get messy at an annoying rate. I blame this entirely on the principle of entropy. And perhaps the Law of Household Geometrics as well.

** I firmly believe that every anime fangirl must own a pair of kitty ears--no cosplay wardrobe is complete without them.

*** I spent much of my childhood beneath the age of ten desperately wishing to be a cat. I often behaved accordingly, so I'm rather familiar with cat mannerisms, at least those I've observed in my own feline companions.
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Aww)
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Image cut for people with dial-up. )

Rofl.

Oct. 20th, 2007 04:35 pm
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Schuldig. Mindf*** extraordinaire.)
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[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: Oh, did you read [Naruto] chapter 375?
[livejournal.com profile] peace_piper: Nope.
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: It's frickin' Pokemon.
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: And Pein is apparently about as effective as Team Rocket.
[livejournal.com profile] peace_piper: This shatters my worldview. :(
[livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon: LOL
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Default)
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So, I finally got around to watching most of the rest of Weiß Kreuz, and let me tell you, it is classic. I firmly believe that EVERYONE should watch it, just for the lulz. I think [livejournal.com profile] irishmastermind put it best, describing it as "so bad that it comes out the other side and is amazing again."

For example. Please take note of Exhibit A:


Who WOULDN'T keep their top-secret info in a folder like that?


This is about the level of subtlety demonstrated throughout the entire show. ^_^


ANYWAY. I still have to finish it off (I'm getting ready to start episode 20 RIGHT NOW, and then I have the 13 Glühen epis & the OVA to watch), but here are some of my thoughts thus far. XD

Pretty long, and Anne and Fish-chan are probably the only people who will appreciate this even slightly; thus, the cut. )

Hell yes.

Aug. 3rd, 2007 12:55 pm
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (TRU FAX >])
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My brother and I went to see that movie together at the cheapsie theatre sometime in June. We actually sort of got in trouble for it, because apparently the parentals had told him that he wasn't allowed to go. But when I said, "Hey, wanna go see 300 with me? 8D" he failed to inform me of this. A brat after my own heart, hmm. I have taught him well.


Oh well. He's 17 and I'm 22, so whatev, we're allowed. And I liked it except for the whole stupid orgy thing. Srsly, wtf.
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (TRU FAX >])
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Brother: “...You sound like a girl.”
Me: “Yeah? Well guess what—I AM one.”
Brother: “Not fully—you like ninjas too much to be a girl.”
Me: “Oh really?” *blatantly GRABS own boobs* “YEP. I’m a girl.”
Brother: “...” *leaves*

I win. >)
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (My back is still to you.)
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Okay, I don't know why this is, but recently, basically everyone I meet seems to think that I'm quite a few years younger than my actual age. This is really strange, and has only started happening since this spring. I've no idea why.

It happened a few weeks ago with the lady I sat next to on the plane back from my gran's, who assumed I was JUST graduating from high school ("You're 18, right?...Aaaaand I'm WAY off because you're laughing..." ^_^;;) The most recent incident, however, was the day before yesterday.

First I just have to say OMG WE HAVE A CHIPOTLE'S* HERE NOW YEEEEEEEY!

Anyway. While surfing the 'Net, I happened upon the information that we actually HAD one here now, so my dad and I decided to try to find it. We were eventually successful, and while we were having our food made (think Subway, but with tacos or burritos instead of sandwiches), the mid/late-twenty-something-year-old guy who was making my tacos suddenly says to me, "So, what else do you want on 'em, Sunshine?"

Daddy: *looks surprised and gives a short laugh* " 'Sunshine'?"

Guy: "Well, maybe 'Moonbeam' would be better, since you're so fair...and that's a lovely shade of red you're turning."

Me: ^\\\^;; "Th-thanks..."

And then he went on to say something to my dad about 'how I'd be driving soon, huh?', to which Vati was of course like, "...She's already driving, actually..."


So apparently I look like I'm, what, fifteen? (WHERE IS THIS COMING FROM?)

I mean, I guess being thought to look younger than you really are is a compliment (and it will certainly help in cosplaying, mwahaha) but...really. I don't understand this sudden trend. o_o;; And no, it's not just my hair; it was happening even when my hair was long, and happens even when I'm not wearing pigtails.

I'm not sure what my reaction SHOULD be, but I'm mostly amused, though slightly bewildered/confused.


Any ideas what's up with this? I'm not super-short (I'm 5'6), and...I just don't know. lol


OH AND IN OTHER NEWS, I'M GOING TO START TAKING A MARTIAL ART SOON, WHICH IS VERY EXCITING BECAUSE I'VE WANTED TO DO THIS FOR AGES. Not sure which school yet, though...researching that currently.


ALSO, STILL NO LAPTOP. D8


*One of the VERY few fast-food places I actually like, and the ONLY one that I get excited about going to and get cravings for. Serves Mexican stuff (which I generally don't care for), and absolutely PWNs THE FREAKING HELL out of Taco Beelzebub Bell. Apparently we've had this one for about two months now, but before that, I'd only even seen them whilst at school in the Midwest (urk.), which made me a sad panda. T^T
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (WORKING ON IT.)
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So who else has seen all the stuff about the 495-or-so-pages of the "photocopied" book?


BWAHAHA, it isn't even the 21st AND ALREADY THERE IS HP:DH WANKAGE. It makes my soul sing~


ALL THE HOMGSPOILERSARETHEYREALWHODIESISSNAPEREALLYEVILISHARRYAHORCRUXAHAHAHAOMGOMGOMGGGGGG MAKES ME A VERY VERY HAPPY GEEKGIRL. :DDD


...Oh, just...just, it's too marvelous. Either the spoilers are fake, or JKR musta been crunked while she was writing it, 'cause I've seen a helluva lotta fanfic that's better than that...and not all that much that's worse. And considering the fact that I used to be a gleefully unrepentant MiST-er, that's saying something. Hell, if it's really this bad, I might just have to MiST that whole freaking book.

Actually, I honestly hope the spoilers are true, and that the book really *is* as terrible as the bits of it I've seen show...because it makes me so very happy that my ship is not canon. XD


...And the Internets were rent asunder, and yea, the very Earth didst tremble in anticipation of Potterdämmerung...
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Protective siblings.)
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Srsly. Just a few pictures. Possum, my favourite kitty, has...very reflective eyes, apparently, and I couldn't resist making these )
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (DEIDEI <3)
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Title: "Read The Fine Print, Yeah"
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alory_shannon
Genre: Gen/Humour/Crack
Rating: PG-13 for violence and language
Characters: Deidara, and a cracktastic Evil Overlord version of Leader-sama.
Summary: Deidara learns that you shouldn’t sign a contract before reading all the fine print (or “MY version of how Deidara got roped into joining the Akatsuki” XD). Apparently no one ever taught him to look underneath the underneath. Includes plain discussion of plot devices and some abuse of literary archetypes. You have been warned.

I know it's a bit AU now due to chps 359 & 360, but ah well. I wrote this before those came out.

This was supposed to be kinda sorta a birfday gift ficlet thing for [livejournal.com profile] squeakyorm 'cause she rocks, but unfortunately I finished it RIGHT before I went on a two-week trip without Internet access, and thus I didn't get it beta-ed and corrected until now. *FAILZ*
You can still have it if you want it, Squeaky dear. <3

Read The Fine Print, Yeah )
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (My back is still to you.)
...by myself, of course, since I’ve been going to school out-of-state basically ever since we moved here, and thus haven’t really had the chance to make any friends here.

I actually hadn’t seen this movie, so I was very much amused by all the rainbows (my Gaydar™ hit “SWEET HOLY HELL WE ARE ON FIYAH,” spun around three times, then popped its sprockets at the very end when Sasuke gave Naruto the rainbow envelope), and despite the general horridness of the dub, the movie was fun, and I enjoyed myself very much.

I was planning on cosplaying TJ Sakura, but unfortunately I didn’t finish my costume. :C I did wear my Konoha hitai-ate, however, and there were many, many others who did the same (someone actually complimented me on mine, which rather surprised me, but it was cool anyway). I was disappointed that there weren’t very many real cosplayers…there was an Itachi and a Kiba, both of which weren’t half bad, and there was also an L and Misa-Misa from Death Note.
Dunno why they were at the Naruto movie, but ah well, they were with the Itachi, so they were cool in my book. ^_^

Also. Apparently wearing my hair in pigtails when it’s this short…really *does* make me look young, because I had time to kill after buying my ticket, so I went to the nearby bookstore, and I’m pretty sure I got hit on (quite clumsily, as is the way of nerds) by a kid who was maaaaaaybe fifteen.

Hell, that’s not even LEGAL.

Yeah, I...took the pigtails out really soon after that.


The only other thing I really have to complain about is the guy who sat near me in the theatre. True, I chose to sit next to him (there were two empty seats between us, actually, which was definitely NOT far enough), but I like to sit on the end, and higher up so I can see and not have to trip over people if/when I need to leave, and picking any of the other end seats would've meant sitting RIGHT next to total strangers which just = no. And I didn’t expect the guy to be one of those “friendly types”. My mistake. I shoulda known better than to wear a shirt that showed cleavage to a place where there'd be so many dorks. -_-;;

After asking if the seat was taken, receiving a negative, and then settling in, I took out the book I’m currently reading and buried my nose in it, hoping Mr. Friendly would get the hint and stop staring at me.

He didn’t.

“You brought a book?”

Clearly, he wanted a chance to demonstrate his obvious intelligence, or at least his formidable powers of observation.

I forced a smile and told him that I always bring a book to the movies, to pass the time while I’m waiting for the movie to start. He looked at me a little bit like I was an alien, but I didn’t really care and went back to my book, hoping he’d leave me alone this time.

No dice.

He started talking to me about Naruto. Granted, this is a subject I generally enjoy talking about, but this joker decided to make the boast of, “I bought ALL of Naruto—I have it on DVD.”


Before I go any farther with this story, let me clear something up. I am the Queen of the Dorks. And I am not a forgiving monarch. If you are bullshitting me about one of my favourite series, be it anime, high fantasy, sci-fi, or what have you, I will know, and I will poke holes in your grandiose claims. Mercilessly.


Therefore, my response to this was a flat sideways stare and a statement of the facts. “…It’s still coming out in Japan.”

Wannabe Otaku: *stammers a bit* “Well, no, you see I bought it from Japan, so I have it all.”

At this I lowered my book, gave the guy a fake smile that would've made Sai proud, and said, very patiently, “Shippuuden is still airing in Japan. They’re still working on it.”


And at the word “Shippuuden” he gave me one of the blankest looks I’ve ever seen, seemingly momentarily nonplussed.

So I went back to my book.

And a few minutes later, he bothered me again.

He asked if I’d seen this movie before, and I said no, and that even though it was the awful dub, I wanted to see it on the big screen, so there I was. And he said yeah, the series was really far ahead of where this movie was, and it was even FARTHER ahead in Japan. I said yeah, I know, this movie was when they were still really young, before the Time Jump…and he couldn’t resist the urge to display his knowledge of the subject matter once again:

“Oh, you mean when they were still with Kakashi.”


No. No you idiot. I mean when they were still 12/13, before Sasuke left and before he and Naruto had one of the most awesome fights ever and BEFORE the awful 36+ weeks of filler which you can’t POSSIBLY know about because despite all your blustering, you apparently just watch what they show on Toonami, and have no idea that Shippuuden even exists.

That’s what I really wanted to say. Instead I just said, “Uh...yeah” and gave him a forced grin (which just barely covered the “OMG you’re KIDDING me” look that wanted control of my face), but he wasn't done quite yet.

Wannabe Otaku: *confidentially, as if he was informing me of some GRAND SEEKRIT* "Well, you know how it is--it takes like six years for an anime to make it over here after it's done airing in Japan..." *insert continued blustering here*

Me: *thinks of the brand-new episode of Shippudden she watched the week before and cuts in a bit sharply* "That's not always true."


That finally shut him up. Thank God.


With one last fake smile, I went back to my book, completely giving up on the conversation I hadn’t wanted in the first place. But he was the FRIENDLY type, so he started talking to people behind us about who the strongest ninja was. “Oh, Orochi-MAru*, definitely,” was his opinion, and one of the people mentioned the whole arms being sealed thing...and after that I stopped listening, for fear of catching the stupid.

But what was even better was that this guy apparently had a pretty bad cold, and kept sniffling. But these weren’t just quiet, polite sniffles, oh no. He sounded like he had hay fever, a sinus infection, and a bug up his nose all at the same time. Add to this the fact that he kept cramming popcorn into his mouth nearly nonstop (he actually left in the middle of the movie to get MORE popcorn), which he ate VERY loudly--I didn’t actually realise it was possible to eat popcorn that loudly—and you can see why I was a HUGE fan of this dude. He did this throughout the entire movie, and by the end, I was ready to clobber him. He left before the ending bit after the closing credits (where Sasuke gives Naruto the GHEY RAINBOW ENVELOPE OF OMG TWU WUV), or I honestly might have done.

But really, I did have a good time. I talked with the Itachi cosplayer and her group briefly after the thing, which was very cool. ^_^


But above all, this REALLY makes me want to get to a con. As in SOON.



* That’s how he said it, and how they say it in the dub. It makes me want to kill things.
I HATE how the dub screws up the pronunciation of basically everyone’s names, and how they flip the surname-name thing and Westernize it.

“Sasuke Uchiha”? “Kakashi Hatake”?

No.

No.

No.

My ears weep blood over this travesty. T^T

OMFGYES.

Jun. 2nd, 2007 04:05 pm
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Default)
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ASLKDJAFLKS;GMNAROMTLVLSJGSHKSA

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TOTALLY WHAT I THOUGHT WHEN OROBUTO GAVE HIM THE AKATSUKI CHEAT GUIDE.

Yes.

Yes.

Yes. ^_^
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (It's true.)
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Daddy: “Sissy? You have my permission to do ANY of the laundry in this room.”

Me: “What? Really?? AW-RIIIIIIGHT! SCORE! WHOO-HOO!”

Brother: “GIMME FIVE.”

Me: *does so* “YES. I--HAVE--THE POWER!”

Brother: “I always knew she was your favourite!”



...I am so effing sarcastic. I'd say it isn't funny, but well. I kinda think it is.


And apparently I'm contagious, because my brother seems to be coming along quite nicely in that regard as well. >)
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (DEIDEI <3)
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...OMFG.

I reallyreallyreally hope that THIS theory is correct.

ASDFGHJKL;ASDLKAFJA I WOULD LOVE THAT...but...somehow, I kinda doubt it. But really, it would be an awesome confrontation.
...And if it was KAKASHI? EVEN AWESOME-ER.

Side note: HUZZAH for Sasuke telling Karin to get lost once again. >)

SPEAKING OF UCHIHAS. Where the hell did Itachi go? Off to meditate on the deeper meanings of life, the universe, and ellipses?

...Also...I feel...that Deidara's time is rapidly growing short, un. Bets may be placed in the comments about how many more chapters he'll be alive, and if he actually manages to kill anyone before he goes.


ETA: DEI'S ARM. D:

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...This is particularly creepy* to me, because in the fanfic thing I'm writing (a two- or three-shot thing focusing on Dei and one other character), I included the fact that he still had a bit of trouble with his arms.


FREAKY COINCIDENCE Y/Y?



* in a HOMG you have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME WHOA HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!? sorta way, ehe

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