arionhunter: (Rachel Maddow - Thumbs Up)
( Jun. 2nd, 2011 01:00 am)
I've been very lucky lately - things have been going incredibly well, all considered, and all emotional conundrums have been largely circumvented or avoided. So there will be photos and nerd stuff.

(To be fair, my mood was considerably brightened today after being told by a professor I really admire the first draft of a thesis-chunk is near-publishable for a peer-reviewed journal - an opinion strengthened by her being a journal editor herself.)

Under cut: Cat! Bar! )

Things I Have Been Watching: Gokaiger, Tiger & Bunny, Archer, MLP:FiM. )

Honestly, I play a lot more video games than watch video media lately. Because I can listen to podcasts in the background while I play, combining edification and relaxation.

Things I Have Played: The Witcher 2, Dragon Age II, Fable 3, Far Cry 2. )

Shameless self-promotion: Trial run on mapping the "network" of trans vloggers on YouTube. I'm probably going to get as much use out of this data as I can - definitely going to present at least once on it as filtered through location and declared race/ethnicity/nationality - and what that says about the changing state of trans visibility online.
arionhunter: (Cat - Expectant)
( Feb. 2nd, 2011 12:01 pm)

Friday Night: I am going to suck, because you have come home with a 100° F fever and are now bedridden and hacking.
Me: Thanks, and fuck you.
Cat: *observes me prone in the bed* I want to be petted. Here, I will shove the furriest part of my body into your snotty nose and face.
Me: Feline, you are going to regret this in a couple minutes.
Minutes: We pass.
Me: *starts hacking and wheezing directly into feline fur*
Cat: *shocked and horrified, shoots off bed* Why, I never!
Me: Yeah, well I warned you.
Process: I repeat myself two more times. Cat begins to understand my workings the third time.


Tuesday Morning: Normally, I would suck because you're still kind of sick and wheezy, but I am also the start of a snow day, which is pretty awesome.
Me: *burrows deeper into covers, ignores world*
Cat: *saunters over* I request to be petted.
My Arm: I'm going to reluctantly snake out from under the covers because my owner inadvisably thinks you're kind of cute, half-heartedly rub you several times, then hide back under the covers.
Cat: Such petting will not suffice--I know when I am being placated. I shall flop on your face until I receive my due.
Me: Feline, we have been over--
Cat: I shall flop with the utmost dignity. *promptly flops down, misjudges available flopping space, and slides off bed*
Cat: Clearly, this means you are not worthy to pet me. *saunters off*


Tuesday Afternoon: Eh, I'm alright. There is hot cocoa and a blanket on the couch.
Me: *reads book for class*
Cat: You have the kneading blanket. I require it to knead on. Additionally, I require you to pay attention to me. *cautiously mounts my cramped stomach-to-knees space and begins kneading*
Me: This is unusual! You never want to sit on my lap. Is my snowbound existence softening your resistance? Does the kitty want pettings? Yes, the kitty does. (Ed. Note - Avery does in fact speak to The Feline in this manner. There may be a mildly embarrassing unintentional audio recording of him doing so.)
Cat: I require no more attention. *leaves stomach-to-knee area*
Me: Aww, why did the kitty leave?
Biological Processes: We announce it might be a good time to take a shit.
Me: *passes cat food bowl on the way to the bathroom, sees it is empty* Oh.
Cat: *walks past* Yeah, genius.


Wednesday Morning: Snow Day #2! And you have been productive!
Me: Fuck, I need to put my bills in the mail. And take out the trash. Fuck. It's cold outside. *beings dressing to leave apartment* Feline, it's cold outside! And I have to put my boots on! (Ed. Note - The Boots wish it be made known that being both steel-toed and waterproof, they are actually pretty cool.)
Cat: Yeah, and? *returns to licking self*
Me: But. Cold. 10° F!
Cat: *sleeping*
Me: ...appreciate the vote of confidence there.

However, I have not yet crafted clothing for The Feline, so I'll consider this an accomplishment.
arionhunter: (Cat - Expectant)
( Jul. 2nd, 2010 08:23 pm)
Princess Prissy Fuzzy Wuzzybutt Lumpins (a.k.a Cat): Observe me as I recline on this delightfully comfortable tan rug of luxury. Bask in my enjoyment.
Me: Yes, I know you like sleeping on my pants, but I need to wear them, feline. Off.
PPFWBL: Behold as I mark them with my follicle excretions.
Me: That's fabulous. Off.
PPFWBL: What rough manners, sir!
Me: *begins scratching feline butt* Pants. Off.
PPFWBLL: *flops to other side of body* How dare you attempt to dislodge me from my royal reclining station by touching the royal petard!
Me: *bodily lifts Cat using pants* Off.
PPFWBL: *huffs, promptly flops onto other pants I have just discarded* Fine, I will settle for this lesser rug, in my royal graciousness ignoring the hole so clearly visible in the behind.
Me: Why thank you.
So, I have inherited a monkeycat.

Said cat is Sora, originally Friend's cat. However, Friend's Roommate, who is a neat freak, put down an ultimatum: Sora or me. Due to financial reasons, he had to choose Roommate, and I had to take in Sora.

Her meeting with Cat went about as can be expected on the first day--fluffed tails all around. By this morning, however, they could largely share the couch in peace.

Sora is adorable, but I call her a monkeycat (alternately squirrelcat) for a reason. If it is climbable (including me), she will climb it--with or without claws. If she can try to get into it, she will. I've already accidentally locked her into a closet once.

And to the final point, she has made me into one of those cat owners.

[personal profile] arionhunter: I have become one of those cat people
[personal profile] petra: Oh?
[personal profile] arionhunter: Who treats their cats like children
[personal profile] petra: ohhh. yes. Those people.
[personal profile] arionhunter: I just told new!cat Sora, "In this household, we give spankings when you've been bad." in a parent-voice
[personal profile] petra: Oh. dear.

The first meeting. )

This morning. )
这星期的中文自己的最喜欢的翻译句子: "Instead, I looked at LOLcats."

Cat dreams of Invisible Merry-Go-Rounds.
For the amusement of northerners: the kind of snow that shuts down a Southern town.

Heard Neil Gaiman read Thursday. He was excellent, and totally worth putting up with the bar's poor beer selection. He said he his contract excluded signings, but this proved not to be entirely true: I and a group of friends stuck around a half-hour after the reading and found him at the side of the building, signing books. Sadly, though, he looks rather out of it in our group shot.

Annnnd....from the depths of V-Day clearance comes Twilight "Forbidden Fruits" Sweethearts. They come with a variety of creepy Twilight-trademarked phrases, but that's by no means the best part.

They sparkle. The hearts, filled with minuscule sugar crystals, sparkle. Cat was unimpressed.

(That's okay, because she was being adorable earlier.)
arionhunter: (Cat - Expectant)
( Dec. 13th, 2009 02:19 pm)
Because today has been long and tiring and "goddammit, people," have some adorable Cat stories.

Apparently, Cat felt the need to help. )
arionhunter: (Little Gay Dog)
( Nov. 2nd, 2009 03:36 am)
Given I'm ignoring the fact I had my first "I am gibbering and losing motor control" panic attack in a year and a half last night, I feel it is time for me + kittens.

Kittens! )
arionhunter: (Get Fuzzy - Plotting)
( Sep. 9th, 2009 08:30 pm)
Me: *sprinkles Cat with Catnip, then sprinkles some of it on the floor in front of Cat*
Cat: OMG, this tastes like Christmas! OMG OMG I TASTE LIKE CHRISTMAS!


Me: *having gotten Cat high, places empty box in front of her, then goes to sleep*
Living Room: *sounds of Cat In A Box*
Me: *gets out of bed, peeks into room*
Cat: *stares innocently*
Me: *goes back to sleep*
Living Room: *more sounds of Cat In A Box*
Me: *sneaks out of bed, sees Cat In A Box flopping about adorably like a fish out of water, gets camera*
Cat: *sees Me, stares innocently*
Me: *waits for flopping to resume. Hides in kitchen*
Cat: *not in box*
Me: *gives up, goes to bathroom to go to bed*
Me: *leaves bathroom*
Cat: *In A Box*
Me: *sighs, goes to bed*

And this is one of the great advantages of living alone - no one can say anything when you are hiding naked in your kitchen with a camera, waiting for your cat to pull a Youtube.
arionhunter: (疲子英雄 - 朋友)
( Sep. 6th, 2009 12:04 pm)
Last Weekend, in movies:
- Cutie Honey
- Bullitt
- Citizen Kane
- Xanada

This weekend, in photos. )

Ways to tell if I will bookmark something in Delicious:
- Is it about food? More specifically, is it about beer?
- Does it involve globalization?
- Does it involve Asia?
- Does it involve comics or animation (in China)?

Then I've probably bookmarked it. (Sadly, there are no Chinese comics/animation involving the globalization of beer in Asia. But one can hope!)
Cat: *rubs against leg and makes noise*
Me: Why Kitty make noise? Why does Kitty go *attempts to imitate noise, sounds like engine filled with mucus failing to turn over*?"
Cat: *ignores and purrs, demanding more pettings*


Me: *begins writing in "Positive Personal Statement of the Day Journal" So Cat, what do you think about today's statement being "My cat loves me"?
Cat: *meow of "Whatever."*
Me: *puts down "I learn from my mistakes."*

And, meme: Leave me a comment and I will reply with why I like you. If I don't know you, I'll either make something up or tell you why I like your LJ/DW. You must pay for the privilege by posting a message like this one on your LJ/DW.
arionhunter: (Yousuke Ito - Heart)
( May. 9th, 2009 10:59 pm)
You know you may love your cat too much when you go to use the toilet, look down, and think, "Aww, kitty footprints. But I don't want to urinate on them! They might wash away!"
I do not promise coherency. This is maybe four posts, compiled into one big "I need to sleep but I need to post" post. I promise post-finals I will scan in Mr. T and the T Force!

[personal profile] arionhunter: *just bought a book on the making of camp* I cannot wait for finals to be over
[personal profile] dingsi: *hug* stressful?
[personal profile] arionhunter: Yeah, and irritating because I have books! And I want to read them now.
[personal profile] dingsi: i know that feeling. it's like getting chocolate for easter and being expected to NOT eat it right away
[personal profile] arionhunter: Exactly!
I have a book on rhetoric and argumentation that takes on street preachers!
I know that's not sexy to everyone, but I'd hit it with a ten-foot pole.
[personal profile] dingsi: hah! I can see why


Things comics have given us that are questionable - the series "Lynch Mob." (man in the middle with the glowy fist is Lynch). The main character may or may not be a man of color whose codename is "Lynch." I do not have the time to take scans, but in the first issue Lynch's skintone considerably is darker than the white people he stands next to. The writer never clarifies Lynch's ethnicity, as they're all too busy fighting a hot anthropomorphized female computer AI in a bikini.

Then again, this imprint also gave comics "Smiley the Psychotic Button," whose first issue ends with Smiley realizing he, as a button, has no penis so he can't have dream-sex with Lady Death.


My first cat macro starring Cat.


Summer reading list, mainly for personal reference. )
arionhunter: (Shinkenger - Chiaki WTF)
( Apr. 30th, 2009 11:30 pm)
I swear, there will be a day where I make a post soon that is not made up of me talking about Cat.

Today is not that day.

So, Cat has this weird thing about carrots. Whenever I eat them and leave the bag out, she becomes obsessed with getting it open and smelling inside. I can't get her to eat any, however.

This obsession has now led to this scene:Cat Cuddles Carrots. Film at 11! )
arionhunter: (Yousuke Ito - Heart)
( Apr. 28th, 2009 02:29 pm)
Sooo...what happens when your internet is out for a night and you have no access to lolcats?

You take pictures of your cat. )
arionhunter: (Default)
( Apr. 27th, 2009 09:33 am)
I will bother to post something of substance later when I am not tired and behind schedule.

In the meantime, I am so going to try and see this at least once before this year is over.

To make this entry truly pointless, it's a picture. Of my cat!



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