*taps mic* Ahem, *cough* does this thing still work? Test test test.
Well, there's a bit of feedback here, a small loop but still there, so I'll assume it's working, that my brain is functioning, and, wait, what's going on? I'm posting after six months have passed? Must be something in the air or my new-found work ethic of not sleeping after work and actually doing something productive.
Or, as the case may possibly be, I missed doing this and, while reading everyone's posts from time to time being bored at work (or trying not to do any), I wanted to come back and say hello, with big hugs, to all I know here. The more I think about it, the more I wonder at how I could have possibly forgotten all of this for so very long! *hugs*
So, yes, anyway, trying to get back into the swing of things. My fandom tastes have slightly changed. I've realized I just don't have it in me to create a so-called Internet thick skin for fandom fights, or even political fights, as it only makes me want to bash my head into the monitor...or worse. I haven't watched Doctor Who in about a year, have been playing a lot of video games, and am slowly watching more and more Canadian shows. And anything that hints at gay characters because I'm slowly dying from the lack of ingenuity and diversity here. Female leads rock too but they're easier to find. Anyone watching Bomb Girls
by chance? I love every character in that show and I download each new episode late Wednesday nights because America, the dumb thing, doesn't get this amazing Canadian show. Another Amazing Canada show is Continuum
, airing on SyFy, with a lead female protagonist who I'm pretty sure you aren't supposed to root for (I do anyway). There's still some weird staples, like Grey's Anatomy
and Law and Order: SVU
except those are mostly a place-holder for me to be excited for another day going by.
Finished entire series as well. The West Wing
is done (minus the second run-through I'm casually playing). Children of Earth
was another one I watched...and where I remembered how kick-ass Gwen had become. I still love it when she dual-wields while saving Jack. Also watched half of Battlestar Galactica
in the span of a few weeks and still hold a torch for the movie Sucker Punch
For video games, which I know many don't care about, I've earned 25 platinum trophies on my PlayStation account, finished around 30 games (wow!), and embraced my awesome inner-geek of mad skillz in Mass Effect MP (sorta). All within the past year. I also gained a PlayStation Vita, which is pretty and white. Finished all of the Sly Cooper games, finished two more of the Assassin's Creed games (the last one had a joke of an ending), ran through all the God of War games, and a few annoying sports games.
As for real life...I've made a lot of good and bad decisions. I'm hoping they equal out. I'm currently enrolled in my local community college for Networking Administration courses and am taking Cisco I, a class aimed at Cisco networking certifications, every Saturday morning. Basically, learning how a network of computers work and how to create one. My IT career, or what I hope will be my IT career, has just started and, when I have the energy, I'll write a bigger post on that subject alone. My hopes are to start a (very) separate WordPress blog where I chronicle my "adventures" through the world of IT, mainly to use as a way to impress future employers with how far I've come yet also as a way to track the progress I make everyday. And, yes, I do expect everyday progress. Whenever I get that up, I'll let you know so, if you care, you can follow my real life, boring progress of IT learning. I do plan to keep it extremely separate from this, and whatever fic I may write, so I don't get caught up in all that jazz. Personally, I don't think potential employers should be able to Google you yet now that's the world we live in. It isn't that I think my fandom activities are bad, it's more that I know they will be judged in a way I don't particularly want them to be.
I also wouldn't be able to tell them to "shove it."
The bad decisions are a bit debatable and are much more subjective. At least I haven't done anything absolutely horrible...I think. The only that's plaguing me is this enormous crush I have on a rather wonderful, outgoing, friendly, and very touchy-feely co-worker downstairs who lives up the street from me. We have a plan to take walks in to work three times a week and talk a lot more once I accepted a few things on my end. Oh, have I mentioned that they're engaged? Yeah...so not good.
Never fear though, I'm still an insomniatic anxious wreck of a woman who needs a haircut (I buzz it now, as low as it goes) that you knew. I'm not even going to pretend to play catch-up, although the most recent posts I can find may be commented on. Fair warning. ;)
I'm sorry that I've been gone so long but I knew you would all understand. I also figured that the ones who wouldn't weren't worth the time anyway. Some may look down, or not understand, how you can get to know some people so well through online interactions only, but I certainly do. It's nice to be home (which happens to now be Dreamwidth with cross-posting *shrug*).
Ok, enough of that. It's good to be back, I've missed you all, and if you'll excuse me, I have video game violence to enjoy (or defend, as the case may be).
Oh, and I'll be back.
P.S. - Comics are awesome too, particularly if you run the title Batwoman
ETA: Ok, Dreamwidth is very, very different. This may take a bit to get used to. So many things to do and learn. Better start up that fourth processor in the cortex.
Originally posted on Dreamwidth here: http://redknightalex.dreamwidth.org/386500.html
, mainly due to flist migration and site changes to LiveJournal. Comment wherever you feel most comfortable.