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First, I was half-wake this morning when I suddenly hear this almighty shriek. At first I thought it was my neighbours, until I heard the panicked voices of my sister and Mum, at which point I rushed downstairs to find my sister having her eye flushed out with water.

What had happened was that Mum, when she went to put my sister's eye-drops in, had instead picked up the bottle of ear-drops that someone (i.e.: Dad) left next to the eye-drop bottle. The packaging and bottles for these look very similar, so you can guess how the mix-up was made. As it happened, they had to go into town today, so I suggested they drop by our opticians to make sure everything was all right. She's got to back Friday to have it checked again, but thankfully no harm's been done. Poor Mum was really upset though.

Weirdly, my sister had been telling me the night before about them looking similar. I guess foreshadowing works in real life, too.

Back to last week, where I was at the Job Centre with my dad about my Job Seekers' claim. Apart from discussing my partial deafness, we also brought up the possibility of me having Asperger's, because there's going blank, and then there's having parts of the brain being completely cross-wired. So I'm waiting for an appointment to see the Disability Advisor now, and I've also been moved onto Stage 3, where you're put on a 6 month work placement to help you get experience.

As it happened, one of the companies on the scheme is looking for someone to fill a multimedia position, and I went to have a chat with a couple of the people there on Friday. Things were a bit stilted at first but the ice was pretty much broken after they asked to see some of my work. There was also a pretty funny moment where the woman whose name Dad got wrong at the start wound up getting his name wrong at the end. Anyway, I'm currently waiting for a phone call about going down again to meet the chief executive, so fingers crossed that goes all right.

We also had my aunt and uncle round along with my cousin and her two daughters. Her eldest, J, wants to start a dragon collections (*sniff* I'm so proud) and her youngest, K, has turned out to be a natural with the woodwind - my sister let her have a go on her clarinet and she amazed all of us by not only being able to play it, but play it rather well. It was also the first time any of them had met Tails, and they absolutely adore him. Then again, when he keeps swimming over to you to say hello, it's hard not to.

And speaking of Tails, he's now happily settled into his new home:

The picture on the left is his old tank, to give you an idea of the difference. It also turns out that we were right about my chest of drawers, as I now have a problem opening the top drawer thanks to the extra weight. It'd probably break if I put the next tank up on it. :/
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Okay, so it was my birthday on Saturday. I'm not really one for making a fuss over it, so I kinda let it slip by the wayside, but due to me being both anal about facts and too honest for my own good, I felt I ought to mention it - I only mentioned it on the recent [ profile] fandomsecrets friending meme because it was happening on my birthday.

Speaking of which, hi new friends! I'm dropping you all in at the deep end here, as I still haven't mastered the art of being brief. X3;;

Funny hats and Black Mage weapons, amongst other things (slight spoilers for Doctor Who) )


Jan. 2nd, 2010 01:27 am
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Late to the party, but Happy New Year!

I'm still processing The End of Time. I feel oddly detached from the whole thing - I still feel sad, and there's a sort of hollow feeling at the thought of not seeing Ten or David acting like the fanboy he is again, but it seems... distant. Like it's happened to somebody else. Is this how the Doctor feels after regeneration? It's quite surreal.

Right now, my mind is running at 300 miles per hours and I can't seem to sit and focus on any one thing, not even Ten!Lem (he's coming along nicely though). Instead my brain is running through temporal theory and time loops and alternate universes and going "Oi! He's not gone for good you know! He's still knocking around in other universes! And I'm not letting you drop that crossover after two flipping years because of bloody canon!" (my subconscious is a rather rebellious git)

I need sleep. All this has only served to give me a headache and I'd rather not start tackling this kind of thing at this time of night. But you know what? I'm tired of having all these ideas going around in my head and being afraid to share them in case people point and laugh at me. So sod it, when I get up tomorrow I'm going to do something about it!
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As some of you know, my older brother has Asperger Syndrome. What most probably don't is that I am incredibly similar to him in many ways. It's long been suspected that I have AS too - since I was a baby in fact - but the doctors dismissed it as me 'putting it on', so we never followed up on it.

But in the paper recently there was an article on Asperger's in relation to the man who has auditioned for the X Factor and it mentioned how it presents itself differently in girls. I got curious, and took a look on the net to find out what the differences were.

Which was how I found this article.

I literally froze. It describes me perfectly. Every last detail is me exactly. Down to my reaction when my parents or siblings get irritated with me when I'm being scatter-brained. Down to me preferring male company to female. Even down to me still loving things I loved as a kid and my lack of fashion sense.

I pretty much suspected that I have Asperger's like my brother, but to see it in black and white like that was still a shock. I'm not sure I want to get an official diagnosis though - if you have Asperger's you might as have fallen off the face of the Earth once you've left education, so what good would it do me?

And, I'm okay with having it. I'm brilliant in fact. I've always said about Asperger's that "you're just wired up differently to everyone else." Or, as my Dad puts it, "it's like two different operating systems trying to talk to each other" - which doesn't quite work so well with me since I'm both a Mac AND a PC. XD

The way I see it, it wired my brain up this way and what I did with it is all me and I like who I am. So how can I have a problem with that? :D

PS: I recently discovered that the shorthand nickname for people with Asperger's is "Aspie." I think it's adorable, and since I have never heard it used in a derogatory fashion I'm definitely going to use it more in conversation.
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Because lets face it, I need to quit rambling so damn much.

  • Kayli (that rainbow coloured sugary stuff) is surprising good at kicking your brain into gear, even if it doesn't point it in the right direction.
  • Boils on your side are a right pain, especially if they're on the side you like to sleep on. x_X
  • Plaster itches.
  • Visualisation is another pain - why is it so much more demanding that the other pathways?
  • On the other hand, Animation and Games rock - I've got weird creature and a steampunk airship, respectively.
  • SPP not so much, a 3000 word essay due in two weeks, and we need to also sort out research and client project proposals. Good thing we're talking to our Animation lecturer tomorrow.
  • Livejournal doesn't know whether it's up or down. It's almost as bad as the Orange website.
  • Switching over to Sky Broadband tomorrow - hopefully this router will be easier to connect to than the Livebox was. The Wii may end up having to time-share with Dad's laptop (4 computers allowed to connect, max).
  • Still reading Watchmen - intend to finish it before I see it in cinemas.
  • My brain is weird. I still have no idea why I dreamt about David Tennant presenting Comic Relief a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I should lay off reading Doctor Who comms before bed.
  • Said brain is also brilliant at making connections between things and creating plot bunnies. As of now, FMA and Doctor Who are linked together in a way that makes far more sense than it should.
  • Coming up with a fanfic plot for said bunnies is a very good way to get my brain to quit going on about it (well, not as much as it would otherwise).
  • New FMA anime soon yay! Xerxes flashback in manga however is really creepy. o.o
  • Really should rename that 'general' tag.
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Okay, so I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to a Plus Account. The only thing that's been stopping me really is how the ads would affect my layout - it's alright for me since I use Ad Block Plus (I'm not an ad fan, they usually play havoc with my browser windows), but those who don't would see a right mess.

So I donned my programmer's hat and fired up Dreamweaver (bit of an FYI: I'm a visual worker, so I copy the sources of various journal pages into a new html file, remove the control strip and then change the CSS reference to the file on my computer to let me see what I'm doing - saves on bandwidth I can tell ya). Although I couldn't get it to work at first until I realised I still had the online CSS linked up. *facepalm* I ended up with a happy accident - whilst working on fixing the entry pages (the comments were a pain in the arse to get into place), in my attempt to get the main entry to stay inside the journal width I inadvertently knocked the vertical ad box out of the page block altogether. The same thing occurred on the Archive page and I was incredibly surprised that you could move them that far out, but I'm not complaining!

I didn't think I'd get ads to work alongside this layout, and it took me ages to make it in the first place (mainly because I painted the header image myself), so I'm now very happy and a tad smug.

PS: Started thinking over the current Animation project for Uni today (create at least two characters that could be part of a franchise [think Sonic the Hedgehog. On second thoughts, that's not a good example]). Anyway, I was thinking about it on the bus this morning and after a flash of inspiration my brain then proceeds to come up with a whole setting and story based around it. As if there wasn't enough running around in there already.

PPS: Semagic's working (finally).


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