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Outou ([personal profile] outou) wrote2010-08-29 08:07 pm

Personal Entry No. 57

Contrary to popular opinion, I am still alive. I am doing well. And I will tell you all about my time at the Russian School and other university-related things on Wednesday, since my Japanese lecture was canceled.

Fortunately, I was able to finally make a new header and layout for [livejournal.com profile] momoizumu, and have 92 icons ready for the next set. You can see a grainy preview of some of them below -- please tell me what you think!

Moving on to more important things: here are some links you've most likely seen already, but should be spread as much as possible: Aid for Pakistan via Azuire on Dreamwidth and [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan, as well as [livejournal.com profile] la_vie_noire's own post on the Western press's fixation on death and suffering in Third World countries.

Also: if you're from the United States, or care about our political system, this article by George Packer on the dysfunction of the Senate is worth a read. Loosely connected to both the Senate and the recent leak of 76,000 military documents on the war in Afghanistan/"Operation Enduring Freedom" by Wikileaks is this piece from The Washington Post, the somewhat-tackily-named "Top Secret America". It details the U.S. government's massive intelligence and national security branches.

And I'm sure you all know that, following over three months of crude oil flowing freely into the Gulf and causing massive, still not fully measured, and possibly irrecoverable damage to the area's ecosystems, B.P. has finally succeeded in sealing the well responsible the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Or perhaps it hasn't.

[identity profile] lavender88.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 07:01 am (UTC)(link)
Oooh, good to see you around too! As cheesy as this sounds, I've missed you, a lot. I think it has something to do with the fact that I have such a little flist that I tend to feel for them a lot. Welcome back!

[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much! I missed talking to you too, especially since you're a better conversation partner than many of my fellow students in real life. (I haven't forgotten about that music meme, coincidentally. I think I'll be able to put it up with my post tonight.)

[identity profile] kencana-kencana.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 10:00 am (UTC)(link)
Glad to see you again. And wow for XXXHolic icons.

[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
It's good to see you, too. : ) I don't know why, but I seem to be stuck on making xxxHOLiC icons no matter how bored or irritated I get with the manga.

[identity profile] lady-kikyou.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 03:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, you liiiiive! :o It's great to see you again!

And of course, your icons are as gorgeous as ever. *A*

[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey! You're aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

And thank you very much! I should shove some Clow or Yuuko icons into this set to round it out.

[identity profile] lady-kikyou.livejournal.com 2010-08-31 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
Haha, seems so. |D I had to take some time off from my LJ for very specific reasons, but I'm crawling my way back now.

ALSO I APPROVE OF CLOW OR YUUKO ICONS. And I approve of Clow and Yuuko icons even more but fhjdkhjkas you know I'm biased. |DD

[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com 2010-08-31 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
I'm just glad you're feeling better, even though I'm still not entirely sure what happened. :'D


[identity profile] lady-kikyou.livejournal.com 2010-08-31 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
To make a very long story short, a (former?) friend and I broke off and that's the sort of thing that depresses me more than a relationship break up because friends get priority over love in my list. So yeah. I wasn't feeling too great. /understatement of the century


Wherever am I going to find bases of Clow and Yuuko together. TELL ME, CLAMP, WHERE? /goes to get some regular bases
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[identity profile] rainmage.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi! Glad you're okay.

And I fell in love with the Alphonse icons. I'm definitely going to take one of those and one of Alpha.

[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
You know, I was finally able to play through the first Phoenix Wright game during my two-week break in between the Middlebury program and coming back to school. And while my older brother hated it, I think I'm addicted.

I'm glad you like them, especially since I was worried that Al looked to washed-out. He turned out to be a smooth charmer, that kid.
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[identity profile] rainmage.livejournal.com 2010-08-31 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome! Ace Attorney is very hit or miss, I think. The next two games are even better.

[identity profile] mairenn-k.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello, nice to hear from you again! The icons all looks gorgeous, I especially love the ones of Kohane. Your shading and choice of colors are amazing, as always. ♥
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[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
It's great to hear from you, too! I missed reading your journal entries; hopefully I can get back into a good "LJ" schedule again. How is your work coming along?

Also, thank you! This set has been a long time in coming, but I'm looking forward to posting it.

[identity profile] mairenn-k.livejournal.com 2010-08-31 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Work's just fine, a little busy at times but that's how it's supposed to be, I guess. I'm not sure what will happen after this year is over though, my job contract runs out in November or so and I'm not sure if I should try to get it extended again (not sure if that's possible though) or look for something else. It would be nice to know for sure what I'd be doing and where I'd be staying for a few years forward and not just a few months, but we'll see.

And I'm looking forward to seeing them! :D Believe me, your icons are always worth waiting for.

[identity profile] grprsa.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)

Anyways, those icons are looking fabulous :)

That BP oil spill is just too depressing...

[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com 2010-08-30 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)

Thank you very much!

The way news coverage of the spill has been dwindling down, I wonder if we'll ever see a definitive end to it.

[identity profile] mina-akira.livejournal.com 2010-08-31 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Yay! Outou's entry ~~~ ♥ It's always interesting to read you =w= ~ I'm glad you're doing well!
Oh my, your new header for momoizumu is beautiful♥
I really love your coloring ♥ The icons look wonderful!! I was surprised to see the lady from Kobato in them =w= ~~~ All of them look gorgeous!! Looking forward for when they're finished!! ♥♥♥♥

Thank you for sharing those links. I'll make sure to read them.

[identity profile] outou.livejournal.com 2010-09-03 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you to everything! I'm sorry I haven't been around lately, even after the end of the unannounced "hiatus."