loquaciousquark: ((misc) eyes! eyes everywhere!)
2012-11-08 08:17 pm

I have been told I need to post more often!

So here is a post!

Okay, so I wrote that, then immediately got up to get another sloppy joe because I couldn't think of anything else to write. I don't remember being so bad at this!

Okay, here's a thing that's going on in my life: so some of you may remember that I'm in optometry school, and some of you may remember that last winter I failed Ocular Pharmacology, which meant that I had to repeat the course—and, since the course is only offered once a year, it meant I had to basically drop out for the spring and summer, get a job for that time, and then come back to join the class under me to retake the course.

WELL. I am DELIGHTED to say that it is going much, much better this year. Grades have been As and Bs and I'm even getting handwritten notes on the results pages (Good job this term! Keep it up!), which I figure can't be that bad. The instructor even told me that I seemed more engaged in lecture this year, which, considering I was so frustrated and embarrassed by my own difficulty in the course last year that I went out of my way to actively avoid the professor, I can totally see why she'd think that.

BUT it's going so much better now, and God willing I'll do as well on the last test and the final, and this time next year I'll be prepping for externship rotations rather than this class again, because if that happens I might seriously consider throwing myself off the ledge in front of my apartment. (It is about three feet high. In retrospect, this is not a particularly effective threat.)


This is a very cute story for people who like either proposals or Star Trek.


Goodness, what else is going on? Auburn football has been absolutely atrocious this year but nobody cares about that on my flist but me, I don't think. The dog has hit 65 pounds and seems to be leveling off there, and all 65 pounds of him are currently on my feet.

AH AH AH HERE IS A FUNNY THING THAT HAPPENED.

So, we had a test Monday which included a short-answer section, and one of the questions was "Explain how ortho K is beneficial for a young myope." And oh my goodness, I had no idea. I remembered the phrase popping up on the Alternative Treatment slide but we never went into it in any depth that I remembered, and I've never met an optometrist who has even suggested it as a possible treatment for myopia, so I couldn't even attempt the b.s. the question. So, in the spirit of total honesty, I wrote down in the black "not the foggiest idea," went on to answer the rest of the questions, and that was that.

The next day, in lab, I had a question for one of the professors who teaches the course. She's a very nice woman but very serious and very professional, and I've never really heard her joke around with students or even with the other professors save a few comments here and there. So I asked my question about the vergence testing we were doing that day and she looked at me, and she kind of shrugged one shoulder, and she said, "Well, Quark, I haven't the foggiest idea."

And then she winked at me.

Oh my goodness, I died laughing. She said it made her laugh as well when she was looking over the exams the previous night, and it was just such a great moment that I proceeded to tell all my friends it had happened too (to their own varying degrees of shock and laughter). It was also pretty cool to see her smile that broadly in a classroom setting.


Also, I am now on Dreamwidth? LoquaciousQuark over there too, as per usual. I'm planning on crossposting everything to LJ too though, so those of y'all here won't notice any difference.


Okay, one last thing that I should have mentioned ages ago and...utterly failed to: Jade is here! She moved in quite a number of days ago and I am just the worst at telling y'all things, but I can at least tell you that it's been great. I don't think Jade will be mad at me for confiding that I was a slight bit nervous about it, just because we haven't lived in the same city for like five years and I am not so good at the reliable social interactions when it jeopardizes my precious precious sleep times, but to my utter and unending relief it has been wonderful.

Like, I'd forgotten how nice it is to just sit down and talk with someone about anything and everything that comes into your head. My roommate I adore and love and treasure dearly, but she has no fandom background and she just doesn't understand the giddy joy of posting a fic and getting positive feedback like someone who's been there and done it themselves. I mean, the other day we sat at my kitchen table and discussed Dragon Age minutiae for like three hours. We're talking the nature of demons, Inquisition possibilities, everything about the Old Gods the wiki had to offer.

It's just fun, you know? I'd forgotten how much fun it could be.
loquaciousquark: (Default)
2012-10-05 09:51 am

TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY

(TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY)

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
(HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY)

TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY
(TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
(HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME)

SING IT NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NA NA NA NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NA NA NA NAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NA NA NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NA NA NAAAAA NA NA NA NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA










This message brought to you by Jade. Let the gif party begin!
loquaciousquark: (Default)
2012-10-05 09:51 am

TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY

(TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY)

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
(HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY)

TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY
(TODAY'S MY BIRTHDAY)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
(HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME)

SING IT NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NA NA NA NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NA NA NA NAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NA NA NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NA NA NAAAAA NA NA NA NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA










This message brought to you by Jade. Let the gif party begin!
loquaciousquark: ((craig ferguson) oh marvelous! haha!)
2012-08-31 09:17 pm

(no subject)

Watching Jade jump like a frantic rabbit after the paragon and renegade interrupts in Mass Effect 2 is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I am so glad she's here, if just for the joy she brings into my life for things like this.
loquaciousquark: ((craig ferguson) oh marvelous! haha!)
2012-08-31 09:17 pm

(no subject)

Watching Jade jump like a frantic rabbit after the paragon and renegade interrupts in Mass Effect 2 is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. I am so glad she's here, if just for the joy she brings into my life for things like this.
loquaciousquark: ((korra) korra omgyay)
2012-07-07 09:24 pm

i can't even believe it

Welp.

Jade is married.

More in the next few days possibly as I go through my pictures and videos, but mostly everything went off without a single hitch which was a miracle considering how little time we had to plan this shindig. But the rings are on the fingers and the newly minted Mr. and Mrs. West Point are off to Savannah and then possibly to the beach for their honeymoon, and at last I can sit back and relax and STOP WORRYING.

Done, done, DONE. Thank. GOD.
loquaciousquark: ((korra) korra omgyay)
2012-07-07 09:24 pm

i can't even believe it

Welp.

Jade is married.

More in the next few days possibly as I go through my pictures and videos, but mostly everything went off without a single hitch which was a miracle considering how little time we had to plan this shindig. But the rings are on the fingers and the newly minted Mr. and Mrs. West Point are off to Savannah and then possibly to the beach for their honeymoon, and at last I can sit back and relax and STOP WORRYING.

Done, done, DONE. Thank. GOD.
loquaciousquark: ((dragon age) aveline stars in COPS)
2011-08-16 07:03 pm

best friends and fenris, what could be better

JADE IS HERE OMG

here is what she is doing right now



THINGS THAT SEEM GOOD SO FAR: adoration of carver and merrill seems equal to my own
THINGS THAT SEEM UNFORTUNATE SO FAR: immediate fenris lust does not seem to have yet appeared. woe, tragedy

p.s. jade ate all of those chips and those chocolate things, i didn't have any of them no sirree, and we certainly didn't go through that entire bag in less than an hour while recruiting anders and fenris and merrill, no sirree

/cough.

ANYWAY thank you all for the anime recs from my last post! I ended up suggesting Sailor Moon and some Miyazaki (specifically Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, and tentatively Totoro). I think the girl's mother will be okay with those, but I guess we'll see after she's watched them, ha.

DANARIUS'S MANOR NEARLY PURGED! achievement unlocked: nine hour da2 marathon! oh, addictions, why can't we quit you. (And while I'm thinking of it, I do apologize for the incoherence of this post. I am extremely hungry and it was a long day at school. Also, I'm watching her play through all these these quests relatively unspoiled and it is just FASCINATING. Plus, you know. Fenris.)

man i have so many things to tell you guys, but i just can't seem to find the stupid spare time to sit down and make a proper post. ONE DAY. ONE DAY.

Dinnertime! :D
loquaciousquark: ((dragon age) aveline stars in COPS)
2011-08-16 07:03 pm

best friends and fenris, what could be better

JADE IS HERE OMG

here is what she is doing right now



THINGS THAT SEEM GOOD SO FAR: adoration of carver and merrill seems equal to my own
THINGS THAT SEEM UNFORTUNATE SO FAR: immediate fenris lust does not seem to have yet appeared. woe, tragedy

p.s. jade ate all of those chips and those chocolate things, i didn't have any of them no sirree, and we certainly didn't go through that entire bag in less than an hour while recruiting anders and fenris and merrill, no sirree

/cough.

ANYWAY thank you all for the anime recs from my last post! I ended up suggesting Sailor Moon and some Miyazaki (specifically Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, and tentatively Totoro). I think the girl's mother will be okay with those, but I guess we'll see after she's watched them, ha.

DANARIUS'S MANOR NEARLY PURGED! achievement unlocked: nine hour da2 marathon! oh, addictions, why can't we quit you. (And while I'm thinking of it, I do apologize for the incoherence of this post. I am extremely hungry and it was a long day at school. Also, I'm watching her play through all these these quests relatively unspoiled and it is just FASCINATING. Plus, you know. Fenris.)

man i have so many things to tell you guys, but i just can't seem to find the stupid spare time to sit down and make a proper post. ONE DAY. ONE DAY.

Dinnertime! :D
loquaciousquark: ((futurama) it is okay bb do not worry :()
2011-07-12 05:28 pm

HI MY NAME IS QUARK

AND I HAVE A HUGE EXAM TOMORROW AND THEN MORE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AND I'M SUPER-NERVOUS ABOUT IT SO .GIF PARTY IN MY HONOR RIGHT NOW

EXAMPLE OF GOOD .GIFS INCLUDE:


'CAUSE I'M GONNA ROCK THIS EXAM


IDK ABOUT YOU BUT THIS IS HOW I FEEL EVERY TIME I POST SOMETHING JADE AND I CAME UP WITH ON GCHAT


THIS IS HOW I WILL FEEL WHEN I AM DONE WITH THESE EXAMS


OBLIGATORY VHPM REFERENCE


(YEAH I GOT NOTHIN')




COME ON COME ON LET'S DO THIS THING
loquaciousquark: ((futurama) it is okay bb do not worry :()
2011-07-12 05:28 pm

HI MY NAME IS QUARK

AND I HAVE A HUGE EXAM TOMORROW AND THEN MORE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AND I'M SUPER-NERVOUS ABOUT IT SO .GIF PARTY IN MY HONOR RIGHT NOW

EXAMPLE OF GOOD .GIFS INCLUDE:


'CAUSE I'M GONNA ROCK THIS EXAM


IDK ABOUT YOU BUT THIS IS HOW I FEEL EVERY TIME I POST SOMETHING JADE AND I CAME UP WITH ON GCHAT


THIS IS HOW I WILL FEEL WHEN I AM DONE WITH THESE EXAMS


OBLIGATORY VHPM REFERENCE


(YEAH I GOT NOTHIN')




COME ON COME ON LET'S DO THIS THING
loquaciousquark: ((vagrant) ...all the googly eyes)
2011-07-09 01:29 pm

ONE HIT KO

Jade: right now I am just packing books that should be easy
Jade: brb moving
quark: <3<3<3
Jade: okay okay
Jade: Jade versus the books
Jade: round 1
Jade: FIGHT
quark: Jade uses: DISCERNING EYE!
quark: but Books is immune!!
quark: Books uses: TOPPLE OVER!
quark: It's super-effective!!
quark: Jade is buried alive!!
quark: Jade's turn!
quark: Jade is buried alive!! Jade cannot move!
quark: Books uses: MUSTY OLD PAGES!
quark: Jade takes 14 damage!
quark: Jade's turn!
quark: Jade is buried alive!! Jade cannot move!
quark: Books uses: RIVETING PLOT!
quark: It's super-effective!
quark: Jade has been absorbed!
quark: Jade takes 18 damage!
quark: Jade is unconscious!
quark: Books is victorious!!
Jade: man
Jade: I suck at this
Jade: Books gains 5000 experience points!
Jade: Wait! What's this...?!
Jade: Books is evolving!
quark: GASP
quark: B B B B B B B B B B
Jade: Congratulations!
Jade: Your Books is now a Library!
quark: SO PERFECT
quark: seriously just gasped aloud
Jade: Library is trying to learn Lost in the Stacks
quark: ahahhsdfasgahaha
Jade: would you like to delete a move in order to learn Lost in the Stacks?
Jade: y
Jade: Which move would you like to delete?
Jade: -Topple Over            -Riveting Plot
          - Musty Old Pages     -Unglued Binding
Jade: --Unglued Binding
Jade: 1...2...3...POOF
Jade: Library forgot Unglued Binding!
Jade: and...
Jade: Library learned Lost in the Stacks!
Jade: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
quark: i'm just
quark: _so happy right now_
Jade: YOU STARTED IT
Jade: I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD
loquaciousquark: ((vagrant) ...all the googly eyes)
2011-07-09 01:29 pm

ONE HIT KO

Jade: right now I am just packing books that should be easy
Jade: brb moving
quark: <3<3<3
Jade: okay okay
Jade: Jade versus the books
Jade: round 1
Jade: FIGHT
quark: Jade uses: DISCERNING EYE!
quark: but Books is immune!!
quark: Books uses: TOPPLE OVER!
quark: It's super-effective!!
quark: Jade is buried alive!!
quark: Jade's turn!
quark: Jade is buried alive!! Jade cannot move!
quark: Books uses: MUSTY OLD PAGES!
quark: Jade takes 14 damage!
quark: Jade's turn!
quark: Jade is buried alive!! Jade cannot move!
quark: Books uses: RIVETING PLOT!
quark: It's super-effective!
quark: Jade has been absorbed!
quark: Jade takes 18 damage!
quark: Jade is unconscious!
quark: Books is victorious!!
Jade: man
Jade: I suck at this
Jade: Books gains 5000 experience points!
Jade: Wait! What's this...?!
Jade: Books is evolving!
quark: GASP
quark: B B B B B B B B B B
Jade: Congratulations!
Jade: Your Books is now a Library!
quark: SO PERFECT
quark: seriously just gasped aloud
Jade: Library is trying to learn Lost in the Stacks
quark: ahahhsdfasgahaha
Jade: would you like to delete a move in order to learn Lost in the Stacks?
Jade: y
Jade: Which move would you like to delete?
Jade: -Topple Over            -Riveting Plot
          - Musty Old Pages     -Unglued Binding
Jade: --Unglued Binding
Jade: 1...2...3...POOF
Jade: Library forgot Unglued Binding!
Jade: and...
Jade: Library learned Lost in the Stacks!
Jade: ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
quark: i'm just
quark: _so happy right now_
Jade: YOU STARTED IT
Jade: I WAS LAUGHING SO HARD
loquaciousquark: ((toy story) woody hears a man shitting)
2011-06-21 06:21 pm

oh my goodness, i surely had time once

1) Can someone tell me how the heck AO3 works? Do I just stick my email on the waiting list for an account and...well, wait until someone picks me? Is this a popularity thing? DO I NEED A MORE ATTRACTIVE HANDLE? D:

2) A conversation I had with my mother via text that amused the crap out of me.
Me: [A Guy Quark Had A Small Crush On] and his girlfriend are engaged and getting married august 6. From meeting to married in less than eight months
Mom: Too fast for me. [Quark's Dad] and I were engaged for 11 months.
Me: Also probably going to be hard to date a married guy
Mom: Morally impossible.
Me: DETAILS SCHMETAILS. The other woman never hurt anybody
Mom: SMITE
Me: IMPERVIOUS. NEENER.
Mom: WHOA. MORTAL GIVES BIRTH TO IMPERVIOUS DAUGHTER. Nah.
Me: WOMB OF STEEL YIELDS WOMAN OF STEEL. Superman, eat your heart out
Mom: Womb of steel... Oh dear.
Me: Well, I was going to say vagina at first, but then I thought 1) kind of simplistic and 2) not alliterative with woman.
Mom: Your skills amaze
Mom: Bask baby
Me: I am. Oh, I am.
Mom: Morally acceptable.
Me: Aaaand we come full circle. Thank you for that ringing endorsement.
Mom: *chimes like the bells of Notre Dame*
Me: BEEEELLLLS OOOOOF NOOOOOOOOOTREEEEEEE
Me: DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME
Me: /glass shatters
Mom: *revels in the shards*
Me: Don't cut yourself.
Me: ON MY WIT

3) Classes have started for the summer semester, including Clinical Evaluation of the Visual Systems I, or CEVS I. There are six sections of the class, running through the whole year, and it is one of the most intimidating classes in the program. You have to pass both the lab and lecture sections with a 70% or greater, and if you fail either section, you have to repeat not the class, BUT THE WHOLE YEAR what. Six people from the class above us have failed parts of it up through...CEVS III, I think, so our class, which was already large, now has almost 50 people in it. (Including my second-year-sponsor, sob. I am a sponsorless orphan. :'( )

ANYWAY SO THAT'S WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW. I also went to visit Jade in Washington last week and at some point I will put up pictures, but that is a post for a day with MORE HOURS IN IT THAN THIS ONE, BYE
loquaciousquark: ((toy story) woody hears a man shitting)
2011-06-21 06:21 pm

oh my goodness, i surely had time once

1) Can someone tell me how the heck AO3 works? Do I just stick my email on the waiting list for an account and...well, wait until someone picks me? Is this a popularity thing? DO I NEED A MORE ATTRACTIVE HANDLE? D:

2) A conversation I had with my mother via text that amused the crap out of me.
Me: [A Guy Quark Had A Small Crush On] and his girlfriend are engaged and getting married august 6. From meeting to married in less than eight months
Mom: Too fast for me. [Quark's Dad] and I were engaged for 11 months.
Me: Also probably going to be hard to date a married guy
Mom: Morally impossible.
Me: DETAILS SCHMETAILS. The other woman never hurt anybody
Mom: SMITE
Me: IMPERVIOUS. NEENER.
Mom: WHOA. MORTAL GIVES BIRTH TO IMPERVIOUS DAUGHTER. Nah.
Me: WOMB OF STEEL YIELDS WOMAN OF STEEL. Superman, eat your heart out
Mom: Womb of steel... Oh dear.
Me: Well, I was going to say vagina at first, but then I thought 1) kind of simplistic and 2) not alliterative with woman.
Mom: Your skills amaze
Mom: Bask baby
Me: I am. Oh, I am.
Mom: Morally acceptable.
Me: Aaaand we come full circle. Thank you for that ringing endorsement.
Mom: *chimes like the bells of Notre Dame*
Me: BEEEELLLLS OOOOOF NOOOOOOOOOTREEEEEEE
Me: DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME
Me: /glass shatters
Mom: *revels in the shards*
Me: Don't cut yourself.
Me: ON MY WIT

3) Classes have started for the summer semester, including Clinical Evaluation of the Visual Systems I, or CEVS I. There are six sections of the class, running through the whole year, and it is one of the most intimidating classes in the program. You have to pass both the lab and lecture sections with a 70% or greater, and if you fail either section, you have to repeat not the class, BUT THE WHOLE YEAR what. Six people from the class above us have failed parts of it up through...CEVS III, I think, so our class, which was already large, now has almost 50 people in it. (Including my second-year-sponsor, sob. I am a sponsorless orphan. :'( )

ANYWAY SO THAT'S WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW. I also went to visit Jade in Washington last week and at some point I will put up pictures, but that is a post for a day with MORE HOURS IN IT THAN THIS ONE, BYE
loquaciousquark: ((bleach) orihime omg omg omg yay)
2011-06-12 10:10 pm

OHAI MARK

POSTIN' ON QUARK'S JOURNAL WHILE SHE DOES HER MAKE-UP

DID I MENTION I BEAT HER AT POKEMON YESTERDAY

'CAUSE I DID

WOOT WOOT

ETA:

loquaciousquark: ((bleach) orihime omg omg omg yay)
2011-06-12 10:10 pm

OHAI MARK

POSTIN' ON QUARK'S JOURNAL WHILE SHE DOES HER MAKE-UP

DID I MENTION I BEAT HER AT POKEMON YESTERDAY

'CAUSE I DID

WOOT WOOT

ETA:

loquaciousquark: ((bleach) rukia CHEW your FOOD)
2011-06-04 03:16 pm

every time i look away the darn thing keeps growing

It was just supposed to be a one-off cute Bleach Ichigo/Rukia/Hollow picture. Now it's knee-deep in Roommate!AU and Jade's picking out wallpapers for their house AND I HAVEN'T EVEN FINISHED THE ORIGINAL IMAGE YET.

It's like a joke! 'Ichigo, Hollow, and Rukia move into a house.' )


And then they make prank calls. )
loquaciousquark: ((bleach) rukia CHEW your FOOD)
2011-06-04 03:16 pm

every time i look away the darn thing keeps growing

It was just supposed to be a one-off cute Bleach Ichigo/Rukia/Hollow picture. Now it's knee-deep in Roommate!AU and Jade's picking out wallpapers for their house AND I HAVEN'T EVEN FINISHED THE ORIGINAL IMAGE YET.

It's like a joke! 'Ichigo, Hollow, and Rukia move into a house.' )


And then they make prank calls. )
loquaciousquark: ((misc.) weagle weagle)
2010-12-27 03:37 pm

heeeeyyy (oooo) heeeeyyy (oooo)

Oh man guys I am sorry but this is going to be quick and scattered like a scattered thing, because I am apparently incapable of budgeting time and I have been so busy since I got home that any kind of interneting was almost impossible, let alone posting to LJ.

ANYWAY, THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED
  • My brother brought his girlfriend home for Christmas for the first time ever! It has been pretty great, actually; I knew her before she started dating my brother, and I like her a lot. I think she's a good influence on him.
  • My parents got a 14-foot tree for Christmas. It is...really, really big. (My dad is over six feet tall.)
       
  • This was our first Christmas ever without my grandmother. It went as well as could be expected, but my dad gave my mom some of her old jewelry for Christmas and she burst into tears. Iiiii don't really like seeing my mom cry.
  • My grandfather has gone to live with his daughter in Georgia for a while. It's probably for the best, since he can't keep their big house up by himself, but at this point I'm really not sure how much he understands.
  • I went over to Jade's house and watched the Alice miniseries from Syfy and it was GREAT. That Hatter...mmm. But he needs the hat and the makeup to be hot; when it's all flattened down he just looks chubby-cheeked and British.
  • We went and saw Tron last night! I thought it was fantastic; I felt like it was a movie by Tron fans for Tron fans, although my mom didn't like the grittiness of it. (There was some serious Uncanny Valley going on with that CGI Jeff Bridges, though. Ugh.)
  • We had a white Christmas! :D :D :D It's only the second recorded snowfall on Christmas for my city, so that was really exciting. We made a snowman!


    The "2" is for a football player on Auburn's team, because:
  • Remember this post where I was all "we're 8 and 0 and our quarterback is a serious contender for the Heisman?" Well, we're 13 and 0 now, and oh yeah, he won. And what's more, the Auburn Tigers are playing in the National Championship game against Oregon for the first time since 1957. THIS IS BIG, Y'ALL. ([livejournal.com profile] the_glow_worm, I SAW YOUR COMMENT AND YESSSS HE DID I AM SORRY I NEVER RESPONDED [IT WAS YOU, RIGHT? I CAN'T FIND IT] BUT I PUT IT ON MY LIST AND THEN COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT IT UNTIL JUST THIS MOMENT I AM SORRYYYYY)
  • I...............am working on a Dragon Age/Oblivion crossover. Sigh.


SO

HOW ARE YOU? :D