Anyway, here we are.
EDIT: LOL I forgot Flying types aren't technically strong against Ground types. They aren't effected, but they aren't Strong against them.
Characters: Lil' Giovanni, Lil' Seren
Notes: the First in a series about Giovanni and Seren as young trainers. In an anime style, complete with anime physics. ^^
( It's more embarassing than you think.. )
First off, I apologize for not posting much...like in a month ;-; I have both been completely addicted to SBG and its chat, and also busy with school before I was to graduate...
well...that last one is no longer an issue...
I GRADUATED WITH HONORS THURSDAY! \o/
I TURNED 21 TODAY! \o/
I'M GOING TO THE MOUNTAINS SUNDAY! \o/
Okay I'm done spamming the large text option. :)
This week was crazy busy, but It's been good. I ended the semester on all A's, and since I got Honors (top 20%), it can be assumed my GPA is pretty high. So I'm quite happy about that.
I...can't really say much else on stuff cause nothing else has happened really. The past month was spent working my ass off on school and stress releasing with SBG. That's really it... O_o
Speaking of SBG..it's gotten weird. First off, not long after I posted that, Giovanni was attacked in the City, and was put in the hospital with a major concussion. Now, concussions can make the personality "freak out" and cause it and the moods to swing around like a tether ball. Keep that in mind for this next part.
As you may know, blackjackrocket is the Cyrus player, and I mentioned Giovanni and he were getting along...
Not anymore. Cyrus made the mistake of egging on a student that Giovanni had started thinking of as a daughter. Unfortunately for him, Giovanni saw this and got pissed as hell. Now, normally, he would have merely gone over and talked to him and played the passive-aggresive card. Due to either HOW pissed off he was, or the concussion screwing with his emotions, Cyrus got his ass handed to him by Vanni-kun. Yay. Now Cyrus sees him as an enemy, which he would have soon anyway if he didn't already, and Giovanni is doing a few things to throw him off...like this (last tag by Giovanni in the Cyrus thread; requires being a member of Dear_mun to view?). Sadly it's not game canon, though we keep joking about Cyrus/Giovanni (hell no). Also, the student that Cyrus egged on and who was his star pupil? She's dropping Cyrus' class in favor of Giovanni's. Yeah!
I swear, Giovanni+Voile is the cutest friendship ever, right next to Mac+Giovanni.
Non-Cyrus-wise, Giovanni and Silver have met...and it didn't turn out well. Mac had to come by and talk Giovanni out of almost suicidal depression...
;3; Vanni, don't be sad, it'll be okay..
Right now, the main threads are the teacher's trip, where Giovanni made friend's with Uxie, and is currently trying to prank Cyrus, and also my latest entry where Giovanni is announcing he has to go to Viridian to take care of his dad for a bit. And Voile and Vanni on a mountain.
Oh...and if someone wants to get me something for birthday/graduation...a paid account for breaks_ground would be completely awesome...I need one so badly to edit and for userpics orz
I'll post some more later, after I get all the links, but I have dinner to attend~
Post more later!
As for how Gio's doing, most of the time he's having to tell people who know about him "Yeah, I'm that guy, but I left that life behind me." But he's making a few friends... He and Knuckles the Echidna are all giddy about archaeology and digging and stuff... so they're getting along great. Knuckles even promised to help him get back into his exercise regimen and get one of the other guys to teach him to bench more.
Now all we need is a Byron and we can have the "I LOVE DIGGING!" squad... (You should click that link, it's hilarious)
Also, that'd be the most awesome buddy squad ever. I mean, 2 Dan Greens and a Ted Lewis? *_* The earth should only be so lucky.
It would be the Manliest man squad.
Scarily enough, Giovanni and BJ's CYRUS are kind of getting along...for now, any way. I have a feeling Vanni's going to mention his wife at some point... at which point the conversation will go downhill as Cyrus goes on a rant about how such things are meaningless...Thankfully they haven't met each other face to face, or Giovanni may be tempted to strangle him. >_> Bonus points if Cyrus mentions his "perfect world" and Giovanni mentions "My father often spoke of a world to come that was perfect...however, your world was NOT it." (because I just the info from my little puppet that his father was Catholic... will you give me this stuff earlier, already?!)
Also, my little Geology teacher may or may not look like this on the first day of teaching...
( picture! )
:3 Isn't he pretty?! It took me a double take to realize who it was. *_* Glasses!Vanni looks great!
And... I may or may not have this song stuck in my head... I don't like how the original sounds, but I love the beat to this one.
Um, let's see if I can think of anything substantial... Um, the retreat went okay. Although I want to beat them for being inconsistent. I mean, if you're going to make only people who's parents or Grandparents are Jewish full members, at least act like a Jewish organization, dammit. They couldn't even be bothered to seperate meat and cheese... what the hell? And they had normal marshmallows for s'mores, which have gelatin in them... ARE YOU KIIDDING ME?!
I'm going to try to post a bit more often now, and I'm hoping my computer will stop ditzing out long enough to get more icons done for PTOG. Seriously, you should go read it. It's the coolest thing and pretty awesome.
Also, I have the sneaking suspicion I'm going to hear some complaining from someone in dear_mun soon. He's not thrilled I've barely touched him or his wife in awhile (not in that way, perverts!). @_@ I'll write you guys something soon, i promise!
Alright, I need to try to get ready for service. I've got a headache, but hopefully it will go away soon. Laters!
Game!Giovanni's app was accepted! Breaks_ground is his SBG LJ!
(Sorry for not linking it, I'm posting from my BB)
So I'm in a van with teens I don't know. And if you remember some of my stories, I...don't do well with teens in this sort of setting. :/
They're really loud and stuff... I feel kind of lost, cause I know none of them and everything...I hope this doesn't end up being a waste of time. I could be RPing :P
I just hope I don't freak out or anything.
Alright, I'll try to post more later. Later!
In other news, I've been tagged as 'eligible' on my application to go to Israel for free this summer. Unfortunately, Ezra USA already has a waiting list...
*prays she gets to go*
If nothing else, I'll apply through a few different places...
Also, I have a frakking awesome new userpic. *dance dance* You can't deny those two are delicious.
GIOVANNI IN FLUFFY SHIRT FTW!
Okay, I'll stop now :)
Aw man, I just remembered I gotta go to the orthodontist tomorrow...
;_; I hate ortho appointments...
Alright, that's all for now. I'm off to take my shower-a-day (I'm horribly OCD about that...)
Just call me Hannelore! :)
In fact, I felt downright shitty and bitter today.
I guess it has to do with last night and thinking about my childhood and talking about it with blackjackrocket . Then I was at the store,
So yeah. Cue bitterness.
EDIT: Damn, I just realized I've kind of been selfish and a bitch today... *apologies to EVERYONE*
So, while I'm posting a story, it's...well, it technically a romance, but mostly a drama/angst.
I've actually been meaning to refer to this event at some point...
It isn't very well written, IMHO, but hopefully you'll like it a little.
So, here's the story:
Title: Letting go
Characters: Gavriel and Dvorah Awres, Seren, Giovanni, G&S's kids
Notes: Actually goes along with the VDay fic I'll post later, when I can manage it
Mia Stella- "My star" in Italian
Neshama- "My soul" in Hebrew
Ema- "mother" in Hebrew, but also can indicate a grandmother or mother-figure
Summary: An extremely shortened version of two people dealing with pain.
Happens between Madame Boss’s sentencing in Bare, and his taking over Team Rocket in the same story.
Part two occurs a few years in the future (so they’re in their early 40s, probably 42 to be exact)
( "Have you ever considered just...letting go?" )
( Story notes )
And now that that's posted, I'm going to go eat something, now that I feel better.
Hope you like!
For some reason, my brain stuck some pattern in there... O_o
Kudos to Wordsnatcher for inspiring the age-progression thing!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
Characters: Unnamed couple, Madame Boss, a couple of others
Word count: 1205
Rating: PG-13, I suppose
( 83. Twist )
Notes: Sometime close in the future, the world has started to fall apart. A mysterious group of bounty hunters has emerged in the chaos to clean up the mess, but will their own pasts catch up with them? .
( REDONE Wanted preview [you know you want to read it] )
*sigh* and that's all I've got for know, sorry for it cutting off like that. I promise to continue working on it...
Hope this version makes more sense...You know, for a preview...
In other news, I did my alloted 30 minutes of WiiFit today. Let's hope I can keep this up...
Dammit, my stomach is sore from one of the yoga poses... >_<
And I also have bloodwork in the morning... *gets in hot chocolate and some sweets before midnight*
That story is DEFINITELY a longfic...
Warning: Violence, and a bit of silly melodrama from the SR... >_< *isn't sure whether to take that out or not*
Also, SPOILERS for the SR's identity!! You have been warned...(Not that most of you hadn't figured it out by now... :P)
Takes place in their 20s
( Sinful Rose Opening )
Here's the preview for when Seren's being tortured in Crimson King...
Warning: Contains violence, not suitable for anyone under 14.
Takes place about a year and a half ago (August 2008), so they're about 43
( Crimson King preview 1 )
And finally, part of my wanted prompt:
EDIT: Don't read that one, read the one I just posted above, please.
Let me know what you think, por favor! Thank you!
Although I will admit the music at the beginning was effin' EPIC, and when they brought the players in, they used cathedral bells...
Mother effin' cathedral bells...
I seriously want to use the music as inspiration when I write Giovanni and Seren facing off against the Indigo Plateau now.
At least it's more entertaining than football. (Grown men beating around a piece of heavy frozen plastic with sticks > grown men kicking pigskins over goals) :/
Giovanni: did that screen seriously just say "yell y'all"??? O_o
Hadassah: welcome to Georgia, Sakaki-sama...
Seren:...wow...I can feel the redneck air corrupting my mind...
Hadassah: you have no idea...
Okay, I'm going to get something at the stand while the zamboni's going.
I'll try to post some previews later...
Ugh, I'm tired...
The amazing Wordsnatcher and I are corresponding right now as she helps me rewrite Sinful Rose, Crimson King. I'm still working through some plot stuff on CK, but hopefully I'll start rewriting soon... I had to create a new document, it's going to be so different than the original. Plus I wanted to keep the original as a momento of my first NaNoWriMo win.
I'll post more later, since I need to go home now...
*jams to Crimson King as she drives off*
Okay, let me get back on track...
Anyway, I was wondering what to name Giovanni/Seren... So far, I've come up with...
Earthstar-shipping (Do you need me to explain this??)
Sakashi (Sakaki + HoSHIko, the Japanese version of Seren)
I personally like Earthstar...
I dunno, what do you folks think??? Any ideas?
In retrospect, I like Wordsnatcher's Second-in-Commandshipping (heh heh heh)...she originally put it as Domino/Junior, but since Seren's the
AHA, I know! Domino/junior is Heirshipping! ^.^ Woohoo! *lists in interests*
lemme know what you think works! <3
Also, what the hell is up with the random shakes I'm getting? I thought it might be from getting cold, but I'm not feeling cold necessarily when it happens... WebMD says "acute stress reaction", but that doesn't make sense. Hm...
And I forgot how AWESOME Ratatouille is! That movie makes me smile so hard... :-D
So I'm starting to get an idea for my next fic. Most of my fics have been past stuff (childhood saga, Bare), with only a few of current anime Giovanni (Legacy, Touch). So I wanted to write more with him at the current time...only not sure what to write. I'm writing two Silver ones now (Truth and Candle), which are Anime Vanni (though they have Blue and Gold as well), and I"m slowly rewriting Sinful Rose, Crimson King, the latter part being current and, judging by how I wrote him, it's definitely anime vanni mixed with the manga version...
In other words, awesome! =D
I'm starting to write a mystery fic now! Stragely enough, it has Giovanni in it, but it's not centric on him... O_o it's actually centered on two of his daughters who are detectives (more on that later) who are trying to solve a series of murders. I'll post more about it later. :)
K, gotta talk to folks amd catch up. Later!
So, since my mother has kind of made me in partial charge of food from time to time, I decided I'd share "recipes" with ya'll. And by recipes, I mean what I decided to throw together on a moment's notice =)
Tagline: "Holy carp, Cassandra's cooking". ideal for students, bachelors, bacherlorettes, and people who are just feeling lazy/have random stuff lying around. :-)
( Today's recipe corner: 'Deconstructed' Chicken Mozzarella (like chicken Parmesan, but with Mozzarella)! )
Join me next time when I attempt to cook! ^.^
Until next time,
Cassandra "What the hell is this stuff" Bryars
Happy New Year, everyone, and happy anniversary to me! The 31st was the one year mark for my first fic! ^^
Hopefully it came out alright, because I just typed 4k or so in under 24 hours... :/
Two parter, since it's fairly long.
Childhood saga, pt 2.
Characters: Lil’ Giovanni, Lil’ Seren, Alden Rochat, Gavriel and Dvorah Awres (Seren’s parents), Satoshi-Sensei (OC)
Rating: G...well, PG if you count Giovanni cursing in Italian...
( 61. Illness, pt. 1 )
( 61. Illness, pt. 2 )
Found out yesterday that they (the urologist) couldn't locate the stone well enough on the X-ray to blast it, AND there's another one on the other side... which they can't blast for probably another week.
You have failed me for the last time, science. *kills random scientist*
And this is all going on during my parents' birthdays (24th & 28th)...
No wonder I can't finish writing.
On a happier note:
I do want to post another story before or on the 31st, though, since that's the One year anniversary of my first story. :)
Let's see if I can get my tuchus moving enough to finish one.
Also, I got sucked back into the sim games, and made a newer version of the Rochat family... well, as many characters as it will let me have, anyways... >_< I need that damn awesomemod to work already...
And of all the Rockets and family members I've made, Domino is the hardest. They don't have the right short curly hair, you have to custom do the dress, and there's almost no chance of getting the boots to have the red stripe. Phoo...
Oh well, since she's only a year older than Junior, I got away with making her a toddler like him and his sisters. That leaves me time to find/make something...
I'll post pics when I get the chance!
EDIT: Dad's home now, feeling a bit better, but only because they IV'd him with pain meds.
I'm TRYING to rewrite a song I found translated from a game so it flows better and so I can put it in a prompt, but it's giving me fits.. Anyone wanna help? >_<
I'm working on several prompts now. RIGHT now I have the rewrite of Ice being written, and apparently I'm in the mood for song fics, because it's one too. Oh, and it's a J&J fic!
Audience: El gasp! No es Giovanni centrado? (It is not Giovanni centered?)
Wait, when did I get the Spanish populous reading my blog!? Oro?!
Me: Eh, Ha Giovanni en ella, pero Jessie y James son los temas principales. En serio, Gio está allí sólo porque ... esperar, no puedo decir todavía, o se echarán a perder! (Giovanni is in it, but Jessie and James are the main characters. Seriously, Gio is there only because ... wait, I can not say yet, or it will be spoiled!)
The other prompts are a holiday one, which will have Giovanni/Silver fluffyness in it (Huzzah!) ^.^, and the song fic I'm having to rewrite the song a little, and will almost assuredly be the (or ONE of) the Poison prompt(s), possibly the Drink prompt, not sure yet.
So far, the tenative title is "Though it might be poison...", and would either have a flashback to when Ser and Gio were betrothed/they got married, since it talks about sharing a glass of wine, which you do in Judaism,
In Giovanni and Seren’s case, they chose to have the betrothal ceremony, since they had agreed that they wanted to be together the rest of their lives around 16 or 17. But they also realized from events through the years that their being together was not in the best interest of several people (Giovanni’s mother included, but also their enemies), and that it could be dangerous to Seren just being associated with him when he took over Team Rocket. So, it’s kind of about him asking her if she wants to be together with him despite the dangers they may face, hence “It might be nectar, Though it might be poison”.
Just throwing out some stuff *shrug*
Also, MySims Agents is EFFIN FUN! XD
In completely non-weird matters, I started up my design business on DeviantArt now... so far all I have posted is my logo :) I will be sharing that next...
Post again soon!
FINALLY done with the last week of schoolwork, and I just did 3 of 4 finals! Woohoo!
Also about done with a cover for a friend's book. When the book's published I put the cover up.
Neck's still stiff, and I think a couple of vertabrae are slightly misaligned; I don't believe my insurance (I think I'm back on now) covers chiropractors... Hmph, how annoying.
Hooray, Hanukkah Day one's Friday! *cheers* I know I'm getting Wii Fit Plus and the new Zelda game, not sure what else I'm getting... Got Andy My Sims Agents for the Wii, and I know the parents got him the New Super Mario game.
Going to go to Toco Hills tomorrow after my final final (hahaha) to get last minute supplies for the festival, namely candles.
And I just realized I'm not entirely sure what I'm getting Mike, Steve and Sara... or my parents...
Hm. A bit of a problem...
Technically I could get my Dad a special passport holder that blocks the RFID from being seen, since he has to go to London a lot... *hops onto Thinkgeek for ideas* Oh my bob, they have a plush zombie you can dismember <3 So cute, in such a creepy way.
(Lots of links, but they help with the jokes!)
Junior: ^_^ I got Domino and my mom this last year when we found out they were pregnant.
Giovanni: Yes, and I remember you spending a week on the couch.
Junior: :-( Not my fault they have no sense of humour during the first trimester...
Giovanni: And now you know what I have dealt with through all the times your mother has been pregnant. Including this last time.
Junior: What are you getting Mom?
Giovanni: Jewelry, some books... a very nice tallit set. The triplets are getting baby stuff, as usual.
Junior: Oooo, shiny. You have the Boaz, right?
Giovanni: Yes, rather fitting for a convert like myself, though in reversal. So... dare I ask what you are getting your wife and child this year?
Junior: I learned my lesson, I played it safe with Domi... jewelry.
Junior: For Van, a bunch of baby stuff.... including this!
Giovanni: ... *slams head in wall* >_< Gah... Why, oh why did I ask....
Also, three songs to list today, since I've had some requests... read: one. :-P
The first is Seren's theme, Tsumi na Bara; the second, Giovanni's: Crimson King; & the 3rd, a song called "Song of Truth", that, whenever I hear it, I cry a little. It sounds prophetic, and also sounds like something from my story... I suppose it depends on the listener... but, my mind can't help but go Messianic on it, and at the same time, the plea in the song to be changed 'only a little' sounds like Seren and giovanni, to me anyway... Whatever. I post, you decide what it means to you! :-)
( Sinful Rose )
( Giovanni's Theme: Crimson King )
And then, Shinjitsu no Uta...
Every time I see the first lines, I swear I think of Legacy...
( Japanese and English lyrics )
Is it talking about them, or is it something of a higher purpose...
[/Jewish block logic]
Either way, gorgeous song.
I have very little of a life... :)
Okay, enough of my weirdness for now. I'm going to study my math for a bit (Ugg!), playing Wildhollow, then hitting the hay at some point (no guarantee soon!).
Khalomot tovim veLaila Tov!
Sweet dreams and good night!