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[Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 @ 12:42pm]
This is just a note to say would anybody who uses insanejournal and wants to keep reading my entries or actually receive comments from me please friend me on the un 'hopskip' @ insanejournal.com. I can't comment over here on livejournal anymore because one too many server upgrades from them have made it near impossible for my poor dial-up to cope, and I can only access the homepage. I'm posting all of my entries from semagic or transferring them over from IJ via LJ-SEC, but I really would like to be able to read all of your entries and leave comments again, so do friend me if you have an IJ and hell, if you don't, come and get one, IJ is okay and there's tons of icons.

Otherwise, if anyone would prefer a server not dominated by RPers and has a beta account at inksome.com, I'd really love an invite over there. Any recommendations of another dial-up friendly, good server for personal journaling would be really appreciated, and when is Scribblit going to open up?
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Double drumstick lollipops. [Friday, May 9th, 2008 @ 12:58am]


The best invention in the history of high street confectionery.
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[Monday, April 14th, 2008 @ 1:33am]
So with bated breath we come to that time of the week (it's the first time I've ever posted it, but shh, don't tell) where I bring to you the deletes of my spam box and the wonders it holds, from viagra to magical dick lengthening and swedish women looking for men with large, throbbing weapons of mass orgasm. Are you ready for it? Probably. It doesn't take much getting ready for. And so with a fizzle and a pop and too much build-up, we begin our spam exploration.

And for the really brain challenged of you, how about a key.
Sender says, Subject


S. Casey says, I'm really not a jerk
Patty says, Does your spouse make you sick? Cheer up!
Jess Reynold says, Can't reach you. Your telephone is everlastingly busy.
Blackburn Penzel says, susurrant
Stephen Antony says, Breakup Excuses. Animals Implicated.
Blanche Ronald says, I am astonished what can people do with women!
Deborah Siegfried says, Does your witch make you sick? Cheer up!
peter caspar says, The bloodshed of HD formats has come to an end! Download free HD videos.
Bud says, Gain inches right before your eyes
WooferApril112008 says, Woofy Dudes
wender says, Amaze her with your virility
Dr R. Ahmadir says, Wait until she sees the longsword in your pants!
edgar leopold says, Hi! This is Johanna from last weekend movie shoot.
Willy Edgar says, I have information what ladies do on a farm. DON'T leave them there unattended!
Micael says, A legit phiiarmat-cy store right here.
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[Saturday, April 12th, 2008 @ 2:05pm]
It sucks, a bit, to be addicted to facebook all of a sudden having spurned it for years a year as just another myspace (which I hate with the intensity of an army of hate demons, or something less geeky sounding) and discover that, like with most of my other bloggish addictions, nothing ever happens here. Depressing. The willpower required to reign in my urge to change status 23 times a day is missing, which I'm sure will have most of my bookfriends (did I invent that term or was it pre-existing?) hating me within days. I'll try. I can't promise anything.

Due to my current state of being caught between a rut in which I did nothing and going to university where I will do something, I don't really have anything interesting to write here, which leaves you with a very uninteresting 'note' to read. Sorry about that. I'll probably be talking about books, my writing, my pets, forays into the dark side of the net, and ... God forbid, video games. This entry, as it turns out, is on the topic of a video game.

Zelda: The Twilight Princess. Fuck the 'legend of' part, that's redundant, all you need is the bitch's name. I play the Wii version, played, as I finished it a couple of days ago. Am I happy about this? Honestly? No. Zelda spoils gaming for everybody who plays it because no game will ever match up to the epic, endlessly frustrating saga that The Legend of Zelda (legend part was necessary here) offers you.

The Twilight Princess is also the first game to have ever outdone The Ocarina Of Time for me. Majora's Mask was too frustrating, Windwaker was cutesy bit of fun but not quite the same- replacing a horse with a boat in terms of attachment just doesn't quite work, and then came The Twilight Princess and all of those past between the Ocarina of Time seemed, to me, only to exist as fillers while this project was devised and worked on. I'm gushing, aren't I? I should stop gushing.

The gist of it is that this game is the best I've ever played, and like all Zelda games I hated large portions of it because nothing is more annoying to me than being stuck in a dungeon and not knowing what the fuck you do to move the game forward- but the point is, you can leave, you can ride your horse around a bit, chill the fuck out, maybe canoe down a river, go for a swim, visit home, beat up some bad guys, and then get back to the dungeon at a later date. It's enjoyable. And has some of the best cines (scripted moments you have no control over, for the non-gaming populace) I've ever seen in a game, making each annoying challenge worthwhile.

So. It's finished. What the fuck do I do now? To be honest, I'll probably just ride around on my horse until the next Zelda game for Wii comes out. Mario Galaxy is enormous amounts of fun and passes the time but it can't be too much longer until I've finished it, it's extremely easy. I'll play racing games- but what the hell am I to do for epic adventure? I tried the new Spyro and hated it, I tried that Avatar crap and hated it. I'm sure these games would be extremely enjoyable to me if not for Zelda. Which I will not start over again, because without anything new and exciting to look forward to gaining from your completion of a dungeon, it is incredibly unenjoyable. I've tried. When it comes down to it, the truth of the matter is that no matter how much I love that game, it will be one or two years before a new one comes out at least and until then-

Those bastards have ruined gaming for me.
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[Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 @ 8:42pm]
Many people believe that certain vaccines cause autism. As somebody with asperger syndrome, a form of autism, I felt I should use my one area of experience in an actual political issue (okay, okay, I have more than one, but ONE AREA made it sound more important that I post this) and share my opinion with you all. As I know you spend hours out of your day thinking about the possibility of autism being caused by vaccines.

Some people try to avoid having their kids vaccinated because vaccinations might cause autistic spectrum disorders (and from the research I've seen that's a very real might). My opinion is that those people are idiots.

I would rather have asperger syndrome making my daily life more difficult and almost always crippling me socially than, say, a life threatening disease which will either make my daily life non existant or cripple me period.

The increased risk of losing my will to live and committing suicide due to depression caused by social failure aside, the chances of my autistic spectrum disorder killing me or reducing my life span in any way are slim.

End of opinion.
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[Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 @ 4:23pm]
So, now that I've allowed myself to calm some and avoid embarassment caused by OMGLULZ typing in my otherwise fairly eloquent journal (hahaha), I feel I can safely inform you all:

I got into Chester. Starting September, I will be returning to university to study Creative Writing/History joint honours. As my large brained friend Avery said, does that mean I get to join the great revisionists and rewrite history? Perhaps! We shall see. Needless to say, I'm excited, Chester's only an hour from home by car (I typed cat first, wouldn't that be awesome? 'How are you travelling?' 'By cat') and though it carries the risk- this joke again stolen from Avery because she's much, much funnier than I, sigh, don't sue me- of turning into a Hollyoaks, I know it well enough that I should be able to avoid this tragic end.

The campus is apparently close to town center, which is great, and it looks pretty which is always an incentive for me. I'm terribly nervous about the History part (imagining hundreds of history boffins snerking at me for not having done it at A Level and making intelligent knowledge-based jokes at my expense), but I think my Classical Civilisation experience and general love of history and the study of it should set me in good stead. I mean, they accepted me, so they must think I can do it. Worse comes to worst I can switch minor early on.

All in all I am fairly calm, a huge amount calmer than I was last time. I have experience of what it's like to be away from home, I've learnt to cook fairly complex and delicious meals between then and now, I've worked; I can take care of myself these days. That and it's only an hour from home, so my time should be divided fairly equally between Chester and my family and pets. I was planning to take Meg (the hamster, for any newcomers) but according to the website pets aren't allowed for health and safety reasons. Still, she's a hamster, in a cage, so I'm going to be a brat and ask anyway, just incase. I know people take reptiles to university, and I think they're probably more of a health and safety risk than any small, caged rodent that doesn't require electricity or to be fed dead (or live) animals.

I'm feeling very content and happy. Last time I found out I was into university I was happy and then cried. Well, it's been three days, and I haven't cried yet- this is a good sign, I think.
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[Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 @ 6:50pm]
I no longer have a paid account here, as I really don't want to give livejournal my money anymore and I'm much preferring insanejournal, which it turns out is not only better when free, but cheaper when paid. So I've got a paid account there. I'll be posting everything in both journals, but if you want a better server (until scribblit which is going to be awesome is up!) then check out insanejournal. And if you already have one and want to keep in touch there too, I'm lovethatcat @ insanejournal.
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[Saturday, January 19th, 2008 @ 11:09am]
So it's 11:30am and I haven't slept yet. Oops.
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[Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 @ 1:08am]
Sappy post here, I just needed to express my gratitude to Shrewsbury Sixth Form College yet again even though nobody from there will ever read this. But I'm going to need to do a little explaining so that this post doesn't look completely insane, I suppose.

So, on boxing day I made a decision on something I'd been silently contemplating for a couple of months; I decided to reapply to university, and started looking for creative writing courses closer to home than my previous two universities were. I registered for UCAS (the application service) right then and there, and after alot of searching (there are a pitifully small amount of creative writing degrees in the country), I decided to check out a university I had previously assumed wouldn't be any good simply because it was so close and.. well, nothing close is that good, really. But anyway.. I decided to look at The University of Chester's website, just 50 minutes away from my home in a city that has great sentimental value to me and which I know like the back of my hand.. and was very impressed. They only have creative writing on joint honours, but their creative writing course has the highest rating for a creative writing team in the country. At first I was going to combine it with journalism, and then realised I friggin hate journalism and it's not the sort of environment I'd thrive in at all. I've never really talked about it, bc it's not an interest that anybody I know seems to share, but I've been passionate about history pretty much my whole life; couldn't take it at GCSE bc of timetabling issues, took classical civilisation at A Level which is.. what it says on the tin, a more specialised history focusing on the classical civilisations, greek and roman. So, I've applied for Creative Writing/History joint honours. Both are on the main campus in the city, and have modules which really appeal to me on offer. I did what I did last time I applied to uni; I went through the modules and picked in advance what I would choose as my two in each year, and i found ones I would be really excited to study, and that's a good thing!

As my back up choice, I applied for a creative writing BA at a smaller university on the welsh coast an hour from me, Trinity College in Camarthen.

I didn't write about this here during making up my application as I was so close to the deadline for apps (tomorrow!!), and didn't want to have to come here and say 'uuuuh yeah I actually didn't get to apply, waiting another year'. I received a further fright on Friday when I called my college to ask for a referance and was told that they wouldn't be able to get it to me before the deadline, as their system (which I didn't know about, blech) meant they needed two days to process it and my app had to be transferred to their system, and obviously they're not there over the weekend. So my weekend was mostly spent writing my personal statement, aside from celebrating my mum's 50th birthday.

I sent my application electronically to my college's referance system last night, and called them at 8:45am this morning to tell them, as requested. The lovely woman told me she was already done sending it on for the referance to be added and it was now up to my old senior tutor, Tina, to prepare and add the referance, but that she had recognised my name and was going to do everything to get it sent off but couldn't guarantee that it would be done in time for the deadline.

Well, I just checked my UCAS and what should have taken them two days they did for me in only 12 hours. My app has been sent to UCAS with the referance attached, I've made the deadline, meaning I will definitely be considered for both courses I have applied for, and- if accepted- am guaranteed a place in on-campus accomodation.

So I just wanted to indirectly thank SSFC for once again helping to change my life. Every single member of staff I ever interacted with there has gone out of their way to make my life better, and I've never experienced anything like that before, and I know I'm truly lucky to have gone there. So, thanks again SSFC, for being one of the best friends and allies I've ever had.

End sap. You may vomit now.
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[Sunday, January 6th, 2008 @ 7:30pm]
HOLY HOLY HOLY HOLY HOLY CRAP.

if you don't click this you are missing out

My face and neck are soaked with laughter tears.
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[Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 @ 1:43am]
Merry Christmas to all :)
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[Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 @ 6:34pm]
Emperor's New Groove = Love
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[Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 @ 9:18pm]
I got a call from carphone warehouse yesterday to say that I was due a free handset upgrade on my contract. Today I called them and sorted it. Tomorrow my brand spanking new Nokia N82 with Wi Fi will be arriving by citylink. It's like a christmas present nobody had to pay anything for! And my contract goes down by £5 a month! Carphone warehouse rock!

*is excited!!*
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[Saturday, December 8th, 2007 @ 9:32pm]
Congratulations, GJ, on actually making LJ better than you. That is how shitty you have become. Ten icons? TEN!? Whyyy the huge leaps, people? Seriously. First you jump from 2000 to 100 and now, 100 to 10. TEN?!!? Bite. my. ass. At least on LJ we have the option of buying more. Not one of my characters has that few icons and you cannot represent enough looks and emotions with TEN ICONS. WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? 100 was reasonable, I was fine with 100. TEN?!!?

Fuck you. In the head.

/ rant.
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[Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 @ 1:02am]
NOTE TO SELF BC THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE YOU WRITE AND LOOK AT:

PRINT OFF CV FOR GAMESTATION.

uhm. there's a vacancy coming up in the new year and yes, zavvi temporary, so. yup.
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[Friday, November 30th, 2007 @ 10:19pm]
I hate adverts and yet everytime the chanel no. 5 special advert (directed by baz luhrmann, starring nicole kidman) comes on I squee. I love that advert so much.
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[Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 @ 6:05pm]
VIRGIN CALLED

FUCKING YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

I START TOMORROW AT TEN

I LEFT BOOTS AT 1PM. AND THEN SPENT OVER £100 ON CLOTHES. :X FOR VIRGIN.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY.
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[Sunday, November 18th, 2007 @ 5:37pm]
We had our first snow today. Earliest in YEARS. And it's sticking, too, an inch or so on the grass. Amazing. I did predict that this winter will be the coldest for a long time..
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[Friday, November 16th, 2007 @ 4:46pm]
Lmfao. Milo Ventimiglia is apparently dating an underaged girl irl. Well, was, until she turned 18. That's hilarious. ... Only D and anybody else who happens to know Kao will get that.

I don't like her :X I never liked her. Hayden Pannatierre. I don't think they look right together but, oh well. They're both Italian I guess? Lmfao. Apparently he bought her a ring for her 18th.

Ah, gossip, sick pathetic pleasure.

I kind of like her in the sense that she's quite ballsy and doesn't take crap. But I hate her cheerleader looks and popular girl-ness. OH WELL. Whatever.

lucky bitch but not really. I may be peter obsessed but the real milo collects vintage cars and.. yeah, no.

Also worthy of note: he's 30. I really hope she's mature for her age. lmfao. Although I do think Milo is stuck in 18 year old mode alot of the time.


ETA. I just realised that if it's true he's marrying a girl almost two years younger than me. -.-
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[Sunday, November 11th, 2007 @ 4:13pm]
Ten days till I see MIKA, fourteen days till Patrick. :D
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