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Friday, February 27, 2004

Courtesy Call

Just to drop a line: 1) No, we haven't died. Either there hasn't been time to get to a computer for a full-length of RanLune ranting, or the comp has been tied up for other reasons. Like homework. 2) Yes, its cuz we don't love you. Ok I lied. XD 3) Please excuse the lack of anything to write. Its not that we don't have anything, its just a lack of either time or motivation. 4) And seriously, who really reads here any more? Who has the time? 5) No, I haven't been watching anime, but I will finish a certain series in time for Anime Overload. 6) Yes, I am going to Anime Overload. 7) Yes, I'm going in costume, and yes, its you-know-you, and no, its not Voldemort. 8) All rumors of a fanservicey Aina Hildreth are completely true. No, I will not post them, as the scanner is broken. 9) All rumors that I'm eloping in SF whilst the Family Unit is away for Spring Training in about 2 weeks or so are completely false. 10) Yes, I am ready to beat Fatal Frame 2 on hard, and expect to either tonight or this weekend. 11) No, I am not as l33t as the gamer who beat it on Nightmare Mode w/o taking damage in an hour and a half. I am however 31336, since I am attempting to beat it with only 90 speed film. XD Ok, I lied again. 12) An Adult Loki is one of the sexiest things I've ever had the pleasure of laying my eyes on. Thank you Kinoshita-sensei. 13) That is all, thank you, and goodnight Valhalla.

*Possibly until next time, Lunies!*


Sunday, February 22, 2004

Would You Like a Horny Pack?

Clio's Word of the Week:
LOL (abbrv): Laugh out loud.

What's On Dez' Desktop: Raziel, Reaver of Souls (Doll Reaver); Raziel's Bust; Miku glancing warily behind (Fatal Frame 1).

*Lays on bed, keyboard on lap, propped up by pillows* Gruuuuu......I feel sluggish. Yet my fingers itch to play Fatal Frame 2.... Ah, to gaze upon the frightened face of Mayu and take her picture. Yes, its true, I dedicated one whole album (space to keep 16 pictures) to Mayu, in the 2 kimonos and her regular outfit. And 2 pix of Itsuki...gotta stay consistent, no? XD I'm almost done w/ Hard Mode, hoping that i live through the battle w/ the last, last boss in the game.... ^^;; I admit, though the game ceases to keep me up at night, I still fear...no make that ph34r the Bloddy Kimono. Sae's insane laughter haunts my dreams.

Speaking of dreams, I finally had a Fatal Frame dream...it was kinda odd. I was in All God's Village...and I had the Camera Obscura. So I'm running around, and the odd thing was, besides running from ghosts and snapping pix like mad, was that at the same time, I was doing my photo project for photo class...XD For this project, I have to write down my individual shutter speed and aperture readings for every pic in a notebook. I was fighting some boss type ghost, and I had snapped about 6 pix before realizing I had forgotten to write down my measurments (as if you could blame me ^^;; ). I was more concerned with that than the angry ghost villagers....eh, so I have my priorities wrong...^^;; Still a neat dream none the less. I got to wear Mio's cute outfit. ^^

Aro: I'm not liking this camera thing. I took a pic of Mayu in that one section where Sae summons her uber-ghost...and all these hands pop up in the pic rather than her face.
Loki: I can see where that would give you cause for concern...but it just strengthens the point that Mayu is possessed.
Aro: I don't mean that. I mean, it was a really cute pic. She looks all scared...its kinda hot.
Loki: ........
Aro: ^_^ Lucky that it doesn't have the hands in the album pic.
Loki: You have problems.

Today seems to be a LOTR day, as my sis and Dad are watching Two Towers as I type away. Smegol is creepy through a closed door.

BTW, Inuki-kun, I dreamt of crabs agai, but no lightning. Does that mean I'm gay, but not super gay? XD

You are Form 9, Vampire: The Undying.

"And The Vampire was all that remained on
the blood drowned creation. She attempted to
regrow life from the dead. But as she was
about to give the breath of life, she was
consumed in the flame of The Phoenix and the
cycle began again."

Some examples of the Vampire Form are Hades (Greek)
and Isis (Egyptian).
The Vampire is associated with the concept of
death, the number 9, and the element of fire.
Her sign is the eclipsed moon.

As a member of Form 9, you are a very realistic
individual. You may be a little idealistic,
but you are very grounded and down to earth.
You realize that not everything lasts, but you
savor every minute of the good times. While
you may sometimes find yourself lonely, you
have strong ties with people that will never be
broken. Vampires are the best friends to have
because they are sensible.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
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....I really don't know what to think of this. Spooky how it seems so me.

Well, back to rekindling my drawing and writing spirit.... I have a feeling Friday and last night's block was mostly due to a moping Heimdall. Ryochan may know why...XD Gotta go backhand him back into being less angsty. *sigh* Can't live with him, can't kick him out.... Damn Aquarians...XD;;

*Til next time Lunies!*


Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Great Icebreaker: Strip Mah-Jong

Kozumi's Quote of the Week:
"Watching basketball is like watching plants mate. No wait...I saw this hentai once and....yeah...."
--A statement on the bordom and basketball from K-man.

What's on Dez's Desktop: Chibi Black Magician Girl from Yu-Gi-Oh; Wet Panto (XD); Cloud Strife from Kindom Hearts; Tsuzuki's pathetic attempt at speaking English ("I don't have any money...")

Well, another week, another locker reeking of turpintine. Art projects suck if they involve the use of chemicals that addle one's brain. I already have an altered state of mind, I don't need chemical help.

Monday night, I was able to go to the Linkin Park Meteora World Tour. XD Man my throat hurt.... Here's why: other bands there included the youthful, energetic Story of the Year, the sharp edge of Hoobastank, the incomperable POD, and of course, our home grown favorite Linkin Park. Alternative bands in this strain usually scream their music...and I knew all the words. This equals a very, very sore throat and headbanging aches. ^^ Overall the concert kicked a lotta ass. Story of the Year played a great set, with their lead vocalist and guitarists backflipping and jump kicking all over the stage. It was kinda like an X-Japan concert, only not as wild. XD Linkin Park had an audience member come up on stage and play "Faint" with him, and a small piano interlude for "Breaking the Habit" was quite nice. The encore had some songs from the Reanimation album: "1stp Klosr" and "P5hing Me A*wy". Let me say that "In the End" sounds really frickin' cool live. *le sigh* Ahhhhh, I'd love to go to another Linkin Park concert again...or Story of the Year, as they are rapidly becoming one of my favorite alternative bands yet. Bleeding ears and all, I'd say it was one of the best things I've done since Yaoi-con...XD

Dio: Hey, so I've been watching something rather disturbing lately....
Rya: What, Aro and Loki playing "Fatal Frame 2" at ungodly hours of the night?
Dio: No, since its more of a funny thing than disturbing, especially when you scare the bejeezus out of them by crawling out of closets and kimono boxes with your hair in your face.
Rya: ..........And I thought *I* was evil....
Dio: ^_^ No, actually I was refering to the new Quizno's commercials.
Rya: Oh, Quiznos. Yeah, those singing hamster things are kinda scary.
Dio: Especially since Diz showed me the original "We Like the Moon" video off the internet.
Rya: Yeah that *was* disturbing. But not as disturbing as that Sadako Ringu Magic card that Loki found....the bastard.
Dio: ......Oh that. No, Syndelin found it and we thought we'd get him to show you. Its pretty amusing to see you scream and jump ten feet.
Rya: ....Wait til its dark....then you'll get yours.
Dio: ^_^;;

.....And now for something completely different.

Aro: Hey, Loki, last night I dreamt I was being chased by a crab.
Loki: Oh lemme check my dream book.....hmmm, um, crabs? ......Dude, you're gay!
Aro: ......Not surprising.

XD Ok, now, I'm done. All you Lunies stay safe and get into plenty of trouble , ne? XD

*Til next time Lunies!*


Wednesday, February 11, 2004

1 More Day.....

Clio's Word of the Week:
Kross (n): A thing people are nailed on. (thanx to Hana for her...definition XD)

First off: <^>-_-<^> Who schedules TESTS on Valentine's Day? Its just not right. Unless you're lonely, have no life, are unloved, and hold a job in education. Tests suck. Thank you.

Well, one more day.... Hopefully I'll be developing pix tomorrow, and hopefully, I don't screw them up. X>__-X Fingers crossed.

T_T Tamago's b-day present for me no workie. Burned anime hates me...or my computer, but I hate my computer too sometimes. *strangles DivX* I hate yooooouuuuu!

Well, gotta go, got some hw.... War of the Worlds is scary. /).(\ Sleep tight, yo.

*Til next time Lunies*


Monday, February 09, 2004

Papercuts Hurt Like Hoy, But Band-Aids are Friggin' Annoying

Kozumi's Quote of the Week:
"Dude, that is *not* the type of protection a normal guy carries in his wallet."
--Said to Otakuya when he offered me a Band-Aid

What's on Dez's Desktop: Tsuzuki getting a bottle to his face; some ad for an English speaking program bearing phrases like "go berserk with wet panto"; Sakura-saku by NeoNeko.

Whee! The Chinese New Year fair in SF was pretty cool. I got some great pics (hopefully they'll come out ^^;;) and had a blast. Bought a Chii wallscroll from Inuki-pachuki, and my dad bough this pair of beautiful teardrop cut amethyst earrings for my birthday. *squee* For those who doubted my girliness, well, there it is. We also headed down to Kinokuniya, giving me a chance to torture the employees (as always, but inadvertently) with requests for manga that never seems to be there. Though I did see thsi lovely Devil May Cry artbook, nothing really caught my eye. Two-Mix's Gravity Zero album, but that's it. Anyone know if Two-Mix is still together? I worry since they haven't released anything in quite awhile, and this was a group that released a new album once every 4 months (not including singles). I sincerely hope the pair haven't broken up....they're so talented.

Family bonding weekend basically, for those who couldn't reach me. ^^ I love family time.

Aro: "Squee"?

*Bap!* -_-/)#~.^

Just want to reiterate: Garage Band owns my soul. For those who don't know, Garage Band enables you, essentially, to make your own music, based on pre-recorded riffs, or riffs you can create on a keyboard. Think of it like a more versataile MTV Music Generator for the PS. I'm almost done w/ my first piece, puzzlingly entitled 1st Impression Pure (since its actually a new version of my first 1st Impression ^.^;;), and I'm working on a new one tentively titled Tears. No, I'm not depressed, its just what the riffs reminded me of. *shrugs* What can I say, I have odd naming conventions.....look at Aro and Rya.

Aro: Are you implying something?
Rya: Hey, my name exists. Its been in 2 novels. Koontz novels, but novels nonetheless.

Though I am seriously trying to record me saying the phrase "I like boobs" for a track. XD XD XD Don't ask. So yeah, Garage Band. 0wnx0rs me. R0x0r!

*Rock on Lunies, rock on...*

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Saturday, February 07, 2004

Devil's Cabana Boy

What's on Dez's Desktop: Our favorite Trickster God surreounded by Japanese high school girls (lucky bastard); Tsuzuki sighing in relief at being saved from Muraki's evil clutches in Poker; sexy Mafuyu Hinasaki; Aro and Kage in a sweet embrace ^^.

Do you like call girls? British chicks? Like reading about sex?
Belle du Jour

You're looking at the proud owner of the completed set of Star Ocean: Second Story. My lovely sister had just picked up the last volume I'd needed (vol 5, sporting the ultra-cute, Lolicon-inducing Precis P Neuman). ^^ That just leaves Detective Conan's 43 volumes, CardCaptor Sakura's 9, Cyber Idol Mink's 6, and Lord knows how many for Maloki......and this isn't counting any Tokyopop manga that I've been eyeing (Pet Shop of Horrors, Fake, Clamp School Detectives, Kindaichi Files, Megatokyo, Azumanga Daioh, Shaman King, Yu-Gi-Oh, One Piece....I could go on, but I won't).... Thank God I only do manga...cuz I'd go broke doing cels too. ^^;; Gomen ne, Inuki-pachuki (son).

Is it so wrong to want to dick w/ ppl? Like just seriously mess with their heads. I dunno, maybe its the 6 more weeks of winter, but I am looking forward to the coming warmness and wearing shorts. And halter tops. And people thought Aina dressed plainly. XD

Oh, while its still on, if you all would like to take a glace at my hideous artwork, here are some examples:
Aro & Kage
Random Ragnatropolis 4-koma
Loki & Aina
Please don't flame me if your eyes bleed from the hideousness. ^^;;

Decided to visit and spend a bit o' time w/ the crew in Pun.... Been awhile since I checked up on Neo Black 9, but amazingly, the universe hasn't collasped (yet) due to Darek. It HAS collasped due to other factors, but let's not go there. Suffice it to say it was unerrinly TenTen's fault.

*dances* Got my camera stuff...so now I'm gonna be lurking about taking pics of anything and everything. Ironic that the class I managed to barely get as a foundation course is indirectly (or directly) related to a game I've been obsessing over. Fatal Frame this ain't...unless you try to snap a pic of my sister.... Hoo-boy, then things get UGLY.

Aro: You know, this camera thing's getting really freaky. I was taking pics at this place where I go for picnics...and WTH, I get all these spirits attacking me and these odd pictures that show different places.
Rya: That's because 1) you picnic in GRAVEYARDS.
Bethany: And B) you brought the Camera Obscura model.
Aro: Ooooohhhhh..... I thought I grabbed my Canon EOS....
Rya: Baka.

So yeah. Ph34r teh c4/\/\ra. Foo'. XD Yeah. Quizilla's not being nice, so I'll just leave ya'll w/ the happy thought of me turning 21 in a few days.

Garage Band pwnz my soul!

*Til next time Lunies!*

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Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Installing Garage Band....

What's on Dez's Desktop: Miku Hinasaki staring pensively at a spider's web; Loki & Heimdall w/ their respective baby tentacle monsters-in-training; Gundam Desthscythe.

Aro: Testing...testing, 1, 2, 3.... Can anybody hear me?
Kozumi: If we share the irony?
Loki: XD BNL, baby, BNL.
Rya: Welcome to Random Lunacy...we're writing it.
Syndelin: You're reading it.
Rya: Its a wonderful day in the RanLune Compound.
Kozumi: And a wondeful day for a....beauty.
Loki: Would you be mine?
Aro: Could you be mine?
Rya: .....That's very nice. So...this is RanLune....I'm Rya "Really" St. John. XD
Aro: I'm Aro "Tarot Daemon" of Swords.
Kozumi: I'm Kozumi "The Crux".
Syndelin: I'm Syndelin "Machead" Valentine, and I'd just like to comment on the Norse God Rant Story; Of course they're gonna misrepresent at least one aspect of it, its a freakin' anime and irrevelent. Thank you.
Loki: XD That's very nice. And I'm Bruce "Armageddon" Willis.
Syndelin: That is a LIE. I'm calling shinanagins on LOKI, the GOD OF MISCHIEF.
Loki: XD
Aro: Introduce yourself, Syn.
Syndelin: I *did*.
Aro: You did?
Kozumi: Yeah, then she launched into a rant.
Syndelin: Shinanagins!
Loki: I feel the love. XD

Big Happy Birthday to Sahana AKA Aise. Welcome to the world of Oldness. This is your host and hostess Duo "Shinigami" Maxwell and Hela, Goddes of Straw Death. Knock yourself out.

Installing Garage Band as we speak. It'll be cool to be able to make my own music tracks, and when Who gets his electrc guitar, we're gonna have him do us some fly loops.

DJ QT Pi (Hermod): ^^ Because the 1st rule you learn in techno music is that you don't have to play a lot--
Syndelin: You can loop it! ^^

That's right. And I'll even get some voice tracks up...maybe some lines from badly dubbed anime. Or my own friends. XD

Hermod: ^_^ Exactly! No one's gonna hear anyone's offensive remarks...until I mix them onto a techno track! "I like titties, I like ass".....XD
Loki: What scares me is that I know he will.
Hermod: I'm sure Sigyn will be pleased to hear some of your lastest gems, Loki-kun.
Loki: No, really, Signa...I'm not really a violent homophobe...and when I said I like boobs...I mean I like yours...er...um...*mumble mumble*
Heimdall: And the only thing she'll be faithful to is kicking your ass on a daily basis.
Aina: Don't worry, I have that taken care of. >=)

So look to my newest CD I hope to cut in the near future: "Guns and Boobs". XD XD

And remember kids, Dio IS your neighbor.

*Til next time Lunies!*

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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Small World, Big Campus

Clio's Word of the Week:
Mellifluous (adj)--Sounding sweet and smooth.

What's on Dez's Desktop: Raziel w/ a sillhoette of wings; Miku Hinasaki unconscious on the ground w/ the Camera Obscura; Raziel, Reaver of Souls (Doll Reaver).

Today I ran into a fellow cosplayer I know. Sorta. A pair of girls came up to me (ah, to be approached as such...call me a cassanova XD), asking if I knew Ryochan (her real name, but that's not important). Well, of course I answer in the affrimative, and I finally recognize them as a pair of coslayers Ryochan and I met at Yaoi-con. Problem is...I'm bad w/ names so I don't remember exactly who they were, but I do recognize them. ^^;; Apparently we've seen each other for awhile because they do recall when Ryochan and I met at Fanime. ^^;; X2 We chatted and then I headed out to my fantasy/sci fi class. I find it rather amusing to be recognized for my aikata/girlfriend by other cosplayers rather than any costume I've done. So yeah. Small world, ne?

Dio: Cosplayers rove in packs.
Anna: We find each other even in the most unlikely of places.
Dio: Like Manteca.

I have a feeling my new photo class will be fun. I like the professor and the class seems fun yet challenging. Especially since my camera seems to be more complicated than a nuclear weapon, but that's besides the point. ^^ Can't wait til I start snapping pics of anything and everything. Maybe my con photos will come out nicer this time.

Speaking of cons, I heard that Fred Gallagher, Piro of Megatokyo fame, may be attending Fanime. If annyone knows anything aout that, I'd like to hear more about it. And Vol. 2 of Megatokyo, cuz I don't have 8 hours to waste reading everything up til now. ^^ As an artist, my eyes are very valuable to me.

What's on the reading list: Mary Shelly's 1818 Frankenstein, Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Anthology, Myths of the Norsemen, Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader

Birthday wishes: Size 34 B bust, a pet (be it a cat or dog, but no birds), a night of snuggling w/ the love of my life, a working iPod, motivation, smaller butt, some new techno music, a Two-Mix album, Advent Children showing in America w/ subtitles, the ability to sew costumes or a seamstress, box of See's candy-1 lb of butterscotch squares, driver's liscense.

My inner child is ten years old today

My inner child is ten years old!

The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether
I'm off on my bicycle (or pony) exploring, lost
in a good book, or giggling with my best
friend, I live in a world apart, one full of
adventure and wonder and other stuff adults
don't understand.

How Old is Your Inner Child?
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What a surprise....its cuz they didn't have an answer for 8 year olds... ne, Loki, Max?

Loki & Max: Ne.

*Til next time Lunies!*


Monday, February 02, 2004

Mon Mon Monday

Kozumi's Quote of the Week:
"Do I need a prerequisite to kick your ass?"
--Overheard when talking about classes requiring others to enroll in.

What's on Dez's Desktop: Miku and Mafuyu Hinasaki joined by a rope; Inu-Tsuzuki groveling; Light Raziel w/ the Pillars of Nosgoth.

Well, the official count for classes are 4, at 12 units for the Spring semester. This means Dezzie gets to sleep in on Mondays and Wednesdays. ^^ Ok, enuff of that.

I realized my 21st birthday falls on an anime club meeting. This frightens me. >.>

Byakko Update: LCM's shot so I have to send it back for another repair/refurb job, making this officially 4 iPods I've gone through. Yes, the one I got Sunday was DOA. Seriously, the Computer Gods must really think this is funny. Or I worked in IBM in a previous life (if possible?? XD). Maybe this time, they can fix the typo Dad did on the engraving. That might be what's cursing me. Or Steve Jobs has a voodoo doll of my iPod. Either or.

Jobs: No, I've been aiming at your touch dial. *shows stuffed iPod w/ pins in its dial*
Syndelin: So there IS a Devil.
Aina: And no we don't mean Mephistopholes. ^^
Loki: *glare* ><

On the bright side, I found a fellow cosplayer who's willing to sell costumes. She said she has over 40, some being repeats. I'm planning on buying a Cardcaptor Sakura summer uniform from her. And possibly a Quistis from FF8. She also has the Fruits Basket uniforms. ^^ I wish I knew tailors and seamstresses.

Hey, I found a recipe for disaster! 36 gods, 1 mansion, hundreds of social problems, and a dose of Divine Power. I wonder if I can sneak a mecha on there.....XD Spins offs are fun.

Loki: So....an entire pantheon in ONE house. Are you completey insane or just clinically?
Aina: Shut up, you don't have to be the one collecting their rent.

Wait, I might throw in some Greek ones and possibly have Ahura Mazda. XD Funfunfun.

Well, that's all for now....10 days til I turn legal (in one sense or another).....O_O Ph34ra93.

*Til next time, Lunies!*

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Sunday, February 01, 2004

Soup or Bowl?

What's on Dez's Desktop: Turelzivir, just don't even ask (Doll Reaver); SD Quatre w/ bunny ears; the G-boys and a strawberry shortcake; Fatal Frame 1 hottie Mafuyu Hinasaki.

Ok, Computer Gods, am I cursed?! Why, when my beloved Byakko comes back after a month of being OVERSEAS, do you decide to dick w/ my iPod's display?! T_T *fits of uncontrollable weeping*

Syndelin: T_T I feel your pain, sweety!
Loki: I swear, its the Computer Karma Gods, this time!

Super Bowl's going by as we speak...not as exciting, truthfully. Some good commercials, like the Lays commercial where the old couple has a Battle Royale over a bag of Lays chips, and the iTunes Pepsi free downloading music one. In your face RIAA....unless I'm getting the group wrong. If you can believe it, I'm currently watching an ep of Queer Eye. Go figure. But Janet Jackson..... *whistles* Whoa-man.

Rya: "Ms. Jackson if you're nasty...."

BTW, curse you flash animators for making seemingly nice vids, only to scare the bejeezus out of your viewers by throwing hideous visuals and screaming soundtracks at them. Curse you.

Aro: XD You shoulda seen how much you guys jumped w/ that love song animation. Man, it was great.
Syndelin: Yeah, me being so scared I closed the window and quit the program....suuuure. I hope you die, Aro.
Aro: Ain't happening any time soon, sweetcheeks.

Mmm.....hot almond milk tea with tapioca tea pearls.... Tastes like Granny's Christmas cookies.... ^^ Tapioca Express is a Godsend. Anyway, who's ready for Fanime? Not me! XD Dating Filipino Female, seeking young seamstress. Must be able to make good costumes and be flexible. XD

I am a giant mutant kitten. Not strange at all.

Which cute or possibly strange kitten are you?
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>^^< Mrowl.

*Til next time Lunies!*

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