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25th-May-2017 03:41 pm - From Point A to Point B
fh14: (Momotaro [Free!])
My dog died last Saturday.

This isn't a post about that. I don't think I'll be able to write anything about him for a long time. No, this post is about something else: Progress. Or at least change. I've been thinking a lot lately about how much in my life has - and hasn't - changed in the past five years. 2012 doesn't seem all that long ago, but just from reading posts I wrote from back then really shows just how far away it is.

I might elaborate more about this in another post, but the most obvious way I changed in the past few years is that I came to terms with my sexual orientation. Yesterday, I read a comment I had written on a photo set I had created a few years ago that essentially said "wow, for a straight guy I really chose a lot of pictures of boys kissing." I seem to remember a lot of that kind of insistence in my high school and early college years. 2012 me would be really surprised at how fucking gay 2017 me is.

I also like that I'm not as afraid of doing new things and talking to other people (well, mostly). I'm also a lot more focused on my health and finances than I used to be, but that can be attributed more to not being in school than anything.

Slowly getting back into a mood where I can actually write again - both like this and for fiction. It's been ages since I've posted something to AO3 and I'd like to change that soon.

Not sure what else to say. xoxo

Watch Status Roundup:
Digimon Tamers - 12/51
Cardcaptor Sakura - 11/75
The X-Files - 74/210
The Golden Girls Extended Universe - 54/442
12th-Apr-2017 10:30 am - RIP LiveJournal
fh14: (Dex [Check Please!])
So I haven't updated this blog in months for a few reasons. Chiefly among them being that this blog in it's current form didn't exist until a few days ago, as it's contents were located on LiveJournal and not DreamWidth. Yes, due to LJ's new Terms of Service putting the site under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation, I've joined the hoards of people who imported their blogs over to DreamWidth and shut down their LiveJournal accounts.

"But Andrew," you may ask, "The TOS change only happened last week. Why haven't you blogged at all over the last few months, you lazy sack of shit?" Well the short answer is I haven't really felt up to it due to the current state of the world, but the more pointed explanation is that I was aware of LiveJournal's server move to Russia back in December and I've been waiting for this shoe to drop for a while. Kind of kills your enthusiasm for a using a website when there's a good chance you'll have to shut down your account soon.

I held off on moving to DreamWidth until now because, frankly, I was hoping that LiveJournal wouldn't pull the trigger on that policy change. Now that they have, I'm just sad. Like, Before I really used Twitter or Tumblr with any sort of frequency, LiveJournal was my online hub. I invested a lot of time and energy into the website and its communities and the fact that they might strip that history away at any given moment is extremely frustrating. I have imports going for other blogs and communities I have a hand in, so I'm crossing my fingers that this all goes off without a hitch.

On a separate but related note, I really liked my theme on LJ and none of the DW ones are all that great. The one I have now is okay, but its entirely possible I'll change it soon.

I said this a lot the last few entries but I'm gonna try to update this site more. I finished consuming large media pieces over the last few months that I'd love to talk about, so maybe I'll start there.

On that note, thanks DreamWidth ([site community profile] dw_news) for being here. It would've really sucked if this was truly the end.
23rd-Nov-2016 11:07 pm - Table Setting
fh14: (Seiji [Chibisan Date])
This is a bit of an echo of a previous blog post, but I thought it might be worth re-exploring this in light of me putting a pause button on this blog the last couple of weeks.

The last couple of weeks have been rough. There are a few reasons for that, and some of them should be pretty obvious to anyone following current events. Suffice to say I haven't felt particularly inspired to write. The post about lonelygirl15 I had planned floundered when the series reentered an indefinite hiatus last week. I'll probably still write it, but it probably won't have the same sheen it would have had it been written when I had originally intended it to be.

When I relaunched this blog, I never really intended for it to have entries like this one. The random thoughts in my head usually get filtered out through somewhere like Twitter. I'm just starting to get back into the head space where I can write something, and I'm hopeful I'll have something up tomorrow re: Thanksgiving.

Watch Status Roundup:
Ashita no Nadja - 32/50
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - 74/125
The X-Files - 62/210
7th-Nov-2016 10:25 am - Comfort Food
fh14: (Bangel and Pakis-tan [Pakis-tan])
I wasn't planning on updating this today, but I figured it would be cathartic since I've been spinning out the past few days due to stress from the election. I have an anxiety disorder so I don't handle stress particularly well on a good day, so it hasn't exactly been fun trying to deal with all this.

I'm in a slightly better mood at the moment though, because one of my favorite YouTube channels updated for the first time in months and it managed to even me out in a way that nothing else has been able to.

Come to think of it, I've never actually tried Kimchi... )
31st-Oct-2016 11:36 pm - Ghosts of Halloweens Past
fh14: (Seiji [Chibisan Date])
I think, especially lately, I can't help but feel let down by holidays because I've built them up so much in my head. Like, there's this idealized image of what "Halloween" should look like and its the thing found in movies like "Hocus Pocus" and "Halloweentown" - only the latter of which I remembered to watch this year.

In this town called Halloween... )
Happy Halloween!
21st-Oct-2016 10:40 am - A Brief History of My Internet Usage
fh14: (Hamada [Oofuri])
I was going to do a write-up of my complicated relationship with the lonelygirl15 franchise yesterday when the week's new video was posted, but it never was. So I'm probably going to sit and wait on those thoughts until I'm riding the high of new content.

That's really my goal for this blog: Longer, in-depth entries about specific topics. A lot of it will probably be media, but I might do some kind of entry on Election Day in order to help cleanse my soul of that whole horrific event. I'd probably still do entries like this but not as frequently as I do them now. To me honest a lot of the "miscellaneous thoughts" that would make up these types of entries is better suited to tweets. Now that I think about it I probably should've written something for Spirit Day yesterday but oh well.

Maybe I'll go over my internet usage history now, since it seems like as good a time as any.

Read more... )

Watch Status Roundup:
Ashita no Nadja - 32/50
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - 28/125
The X-Files - 62/210
19th-Oct-2016 10:46 am - It's a blog about something...
fh14: (Australia [Hetalia])

I meant to update this last night but I fell asleep almost immediately. It's a good thing my LSAT class was a diagnostic I'd already done, because there was no way I was staying awake.

Still haven't watched last week's episode of HTGAWM. I watched the very beginning of it, but I could sense that something bad/embarrassing/cringe-inducing was about to happen so I paused it and I haven't gone back to it. Tonight I'm gonna try to stream it on my Apple TV to see if I can get through it. Same with last week's episode of Bob's Burgers. I finally got caught up with Brooklyn Nine-Nine though, so at least I can hang my hat on that.

As far as blog maintanence goes, I'm pretty happy with the new setup, but I'm not really happy with the old icons I have on here. I like some of them, but others not so much. I'm torn about deleting them though, because it feels like a part of my history I shouldn't erase, but at the same time I've hit my icon storage limit and idk if getting a paid account so I can upload more icons is worth it at this point. I may just sit on what I have currently and wait and see how I feel in a month, and if I continue to use this account like I'm hoping. I do like my blog layout more than the one on my dreamwidth writing account though, which is weird considering I think dreamwidth has a better theme selection overall.

Due to the inactivity in the [livejournal.com profile] hetalia community, I'm contemplating doing some kind of "Weekly News Roundup" post on there. It would also be good way to motivate me to stay on top of the news post on the hetaliaarchives tumblr as well, since I haven't been great about that the past few weeks. That community is still wayyyyy more active than the dreamwidth one though, which makes me feel good about pushing back on that move a couple of years back. Since Friday is Hetalia Day I might take that opportunity to start that.

I have some ideas for future entries that won't be as scattered as this one, including reflections on my time in certain fandoms. But for now I'm just happy I remembered to update this.

Watch Status Roundup:
Ashita no Nadja - 31/50
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - 28/125
The X-Files - 62/210

16th-Oct-2016 05:47 pm - Blog Relaunch
fh14: (Seiji [Chibisan Date])
So I haven't used this blog in a number of years, and even back when I did use it, it tended to be a bit of a mess. So I've done some maintenance over the past day and I'm relaunching it with a new theme. The old entries still exist but have either been privated or friend-locked.

Over the past couple of years I've started to splinter my social media accounts. In 2012-13 I was pretty exclusively using my Tumblr account for everything, but circa 2015 I decided to revive my Twitter account for more miscellaneous posting so as not to clog up my blog. It's gotten to the point where I no longer make long text posts there, which is theoretically what I'd use this account for going forward.

So yeah, I'm actually kind of looking forward to using this website again.

(Also I forgot about the Mood-Music-Location fields and it's making me very nostalgic.)
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