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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya!! [28 Dec 2006|11:30am]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

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I'm Stan! [08 Nov 2006|11:34pm]
[ mood | quixotic ]

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Friends Only! [02 Aug 2006|05:57pm]
Just to reiterate that this journal is friends only...

That, and I found a new pic to show as such.

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Who else is love?
pseudomonas me scripsit anno 2005
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Journal Update [19 Nov 2005|08:02pm]
[ mood | frustrated ]

Due to unforseen circumstances, this journal will become 'Friends Only' after this point.

If you wish to continue reading this journal, and you haven't already friended me. Please let me know who you are.


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I give up. [03 Aug 2005|11:33pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]

Once again, my looking out for others has come to bite me in the rear end.

There were signatures by a couple of members at EI which tracked IP addresses. This caused a concern at another board which I moderate, so I brought the concern up at EI. It's what I consider to be my home board, so of course I try to look out for it when I can.

So what do I get for my troubles? Accusations of public humiliation?

Fucking bullshit!! I even said that I didn't think they had any malicious intent, but it was a concern at another board that I frequent, so I figured I'd pass along the concern to the place I consider to be 'home'.

Well the 'home' is becoming a broken home. People are going away, or migrating to other boards. I think the only thing that makes me happy anymore is playing in the Trancer RP where I can play the one character that's meant the most to me. Romulus.

So they want to condemn me, go ahead. They want to persecute me, go ahead. They want my head to place on a pike in the garden, I'd like to see them fucking try!!

A new question is beginning to creep into my head.

"Is it even worth it anymore?"

Another Pillage from Pip [14 Jul 2005|10:36pm]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

1. You ever ended a sentence w/ the word "SIKE"
2. You watched Pound Puppies
3. You can sing the rap to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
4. You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish.
5. You yearned to be a member of the babysitters club and tried to start one
of your own.
6. You owned those lil Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on "Blossom"
8. Two words: M.C.Hammer
9. If you ever watched Fraggle Rock

10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars.
11. You can sing the entire theme song to "DuckTales"
12. It was actually worth getting up on Sat morning to watch cartoons

13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head
14. You saw "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen
15. You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class.

16. You had a clip that held your shirt in a knot at the side
17. You played the game MASH (Mansion, Apartment,Shelter, House)
18. You wore a Jordache jean jacket and you were proud of it</b>
19. L.A. Gear... need I say more
20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in kindergarten
21. You remember all of the Ramona books
22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"
23. You wanted to be a Goonie
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing (some head to toe)
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson REALLY looked like
26. You ever wondered why Smufette was the only female smurf
27. You took lunch pails to school
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets
29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence

30. Barbie and the Rockers were your fav band
31. You thought She-Ra and He-Man should hook up
32. You thought your childhood friends would never leave you b/c you
exchanged friendship bracelets

33. You ever owned a pair of jelly shoes (and probably in neon colors)
34. After Pee-Wee's Big Adventures you kept saying "I know you are but
what am I"
35. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
36. You remember skating before inline skates

37. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip-n-slide
38. You had a Skip-it
39. You had or attended a b-day party at Mc Donalds
40. You've gone thru this nodding your head in agreement
41. "Don't worry, Be happy!!"

42. You wore like 8 pair of socks over tights w/high top reeboks
43. You wore socks scrunched down
45. Boom boxes vs. Cd players
46. Both Gremlin movies
48. You remember Rainbow Bright and My Lil PonyTales.

49. You thought Doogie Howser was hot!
50. Alf, the furry brown alien from Melmac
51. New Kids On the Block when they were cool
52. Knew all the characters and there life stories on the ORIGINAL Saved by
the Bell

53. Know all the words to Bon Jovi- SHOT THRU THE HEART
54. You just sang it to yourself.
55. You remember when Mullets were cool..
56. You tight rolled your pants
57. You owned a banana clip!

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Pilfered from Pip [07 Jul 2005|02:43pm]
[ mood | quixotic ]

Current mood: Sleepy
Current music: Stargate SG-1 Marathon in background
Current taste: Garlic Shrimp Linguini washed down with Mountain Dew
Current hair: Dissheveled
Current clothes: Shorts & Midori Days T-Shirt
Current annoyance: Life
Current smell: None
Current thing I ought to be doing: Watching Sister Princess
Current windows open: LJ, Wrestling Site, Wordpad
Current desktop picture: Same Indian Princess my Dad's had for years.
Current favorite band: Corrs/Garbage
Current book: Robotech: Battlecry
Current cd: Garbage: Bleed Like Me
Current crush: N/A
Current favorite celeb(s): Shirley Manson, Christine Auten, A few others
Current hate: Work

--Do I--
Smoke?: No
Do drugs?: Only medicinal purposed ones.
Have $ex?: No
Have a dream that keeps coming back?: I used to
Remember your first love?: Yes
Still love him/her?: No
Read the newspaper?: Sports & Funnies
Have any g@y friends?: Yes
Believe in miracles?: Yes
Believe it's possible to remain faithful forever?: Yes
Consider yourself tolerant of others?: Yes
Consider love a mistake?: No
Like the taste of alcohol?: No
Have a favorite candy?: Used to be Junior Mints
Believe in astrology?: Yes
Believe in magic?: Yes
Believe in god?: Possibly
Have any pets: 2 Dogs, 1 Cat
Go to or plan to go to college: I'd love to, someday.
Have any piercings?: No
Have any tattoos?: No
Hate yourself: Constantly
Have an obsession?: I prefer to call it a hobby, and it's called Anime.
Have a secret crush?: N/A
Do they know yet?: N/A
Have a best friend?: Yes
Wish on stars?: Yes
Care about looks? Others, no. Mine, yes.

--Love life--
First crush: RL or celeb? Celeb
First kiss: N/A
Single or attached?: Single
Ever been in love?: Yes
Do you believe in love at first sight?: Yes
Do you believe in "the one?: Yes
Describe your ideal significant other: A person who listens, someone who'll be there for me. Still has a curiousity in the unknown, a sense of wonder, and a sense of humor. Above all, a good personality.

--Juicy stuff--
Have you ever played a game that required removal of clothing?: No
Have you ever been intoxicated?: Buzzed
Favorite place to be kissed?: N/A
Have you ever been caught doing something?: No
Are you a tease?: No
first move?: None

Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Height: 6'

Bought: Garbage CD and Case Closed DVD
Ate & Drank: Garlic Shrimp Linguini and Mountain Dew
Read: all the way thru? The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton, An Anita Blake Novel
Watched on tv: Stargate SG-1

club or houseparty: Club
beer or cider: Beer
drinks or shots: Drinks
cats or dogs: No choice. Both
single or taken: Currently, Single
pen or pencil: Pen
gloves or mittens: Gloves
food or candy: Food
cassette or cd: CD
coke or pepsi: Pepsi

kill: Bill Gates?
get really wasted with: Shirley Manson
look like: A better looking me.
be like: Myself
avoid: Stupid People

talked to: Mom
hugged: It's been too long.
instant messaged: Last night, ArchAngel
kissed: N/A

eat: Wherever
cry: It's been a long time.
wish you were: Japan

Dated one of your best friends?: No
Loved somebody so much it makes you cry?: Yes
Drank alcohol?: Yes
Done drugs?: No
Broken the law?: Yes
Run away from home?: No
Broken a bone?: No
Played Truth Or Dare? No
Kissed someone you didn't know? No
Been in a fight? Yes

The most embarrassing CD in your collection?: Too many to name.
Your bedroom like?: Disaster Area
Your favorite thing for breakfast? Omelettes
Your favorite restaurant?: Chinese

What's on your bedside table?: Well, on my headboard is my radio, stereo, lamp, and various Robotech Figures.
What do you eat when you raid the fridge late at night?: Yogurt
What are your guaranteed weeping movie(s)?: Moulin Rouge
If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done?: Liposuction
What is your biggest fear?: Drowning and Rejection have the floor.
What feature are you most insecure about?: My Mountain Dew Gut
Do you ever have to beg?: Not normally
Are you a pyromaniac?: I do like fireworks.
Do you have too many love interests?: No
Crushes?: Does Christine Auten count, even if she's married? ;)
Do you know anyone famous?: Met Bruce Campbell twice. Used to serve Jack Elam.
Describe your bed: Broken metal futon.
Spontaneous or plain?: Spontaneous at times.
Do you know how to play poker?: Yes
What do you carry with you at all times?: The weight on my shoulders
How do you drive?: Like a freakin' speed demon.
What do you miss most about being little?: Being able to play.
Are you happy with your given name? Not particularly. I actually have gotten used to going by 'Rommie', oddly enough.
How much money would it take to get you to give up the Internet for one year?: Enough to allow me to visit the friends that I would miss dearly.
What color is your bedroom?: Wood Paneling
What was the last song you were listening to?: Something by Garbage. Can't remember the title.
Have you ever been in a play?: In elementary school, yes.
Your best friends?: Shal, Sarah, AA, a few others.
Do you talk a lot?: I'm relatively quiet, compared to some.
Do you like yourself and believe in yourself?: No
Do you think you're cute? No
Do poor, homeless, or starving people sometimes annoy you?: Only the ones who won't do anything to help themselves.
Do you consider yourself to be a nice person?: I try
Do you spend more time with your friend, boyfriend, or your friends: Friends, I would venture.

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We've Gone Live [27 Jun 2005|10:13pm]
I am happy, and proud to say, that Anime Jumpgate has now gone live.

The R&D Team and I worked together to make a board that should appeal to a wide variety of anime fans, while also maintaining that Newbie-Friendly environment that I felt was really important. The main reason that I created this site to begin with.

Some of the R&D team have stayed on to become moderators at the site. For that I thank them. They know who they are. I may be the guy who started this thing, but without you guys, we couldn't have put this together.

We've already got a good start with membership, and even our own John Burke is amongst the converts. We can attribute that to Pip's persuasion techniques. ;)

So come on over and give us a look. Stop by and add to some of the conversations. Stop by the Sushi Bar and play in one of the games. Either way, I hope you all enjoy yourselves. And thank you to my R&D Team for all your hard work. :)

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Heheh [30 May 2005|09:24pm]
Well, it's been a while since I updated, so here's to ya.

My team and I are working very well together on Anime Jumpgate. NeuralClone, Slipfighter, Pip, Shal, MegL, ArchAngel, Niko, and myself have made excellent progress, and I think we might be good to go within the next couple of weeks.

I've also gone ahead and registered a domain for board purposes.

Looks like I've gone the full 9 yards. I must be going insane. Next you know, I'll be getting affiliates, and shopping links, and all sorts of things.

Just how far am I going to take this? I don't know at this point in time. It's just something I've always wanted to do. I'm by no means an anime expert, but I think that I bring enough to the table that I can get by. And what do you do when you know enough that you don't know enough? You surround yourself with people that you know can complement you. Those of you on the team reading this, I thank you for your continued support. I couldn't do this without you. :)

So keep your eyes and ears open, and we'll try and get some news out in the near future. :)

Rommie ^_^
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Hmmm [17 May 2005|08:04am]
[ mood | lonely ]

Perhaps I was a bit too harsh with my previous entry. I'm going through another self-depreciation and self-conscienscious phase, and I went too far. For that, I apologize.

I am, however, going to be making an Anime Message Board. That way, I think I'll be able to atone to myself, and perhaps those I may have hurt by saying what I said.

And it'll keep me busy. ;)


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How About That... [10 May 2005|09:09pm]
Somehow, this seems appropriate...........

What kind of Jedi are you?
LJ Username
Dark Side Growth Potential - 43%
Light Side Growth Potential - 63%
Master's Name thundersinger
How likely you are to lose a limb - 50%
Lightsaber Blade's color Red
Lightsaber Style normal Lightsaber
This QuickKwiz by neo_epyon - Taken 35291 Times.
New - COOL Dating Tips and Romance Advice!

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OH YEAH! :D [09 May 2005|07:50pm]

You are a Jedi Master.

You are the best the Jedi have to offer. You have great wisdom and your combat abilities are hard to match. The Force is your ally, and it is useful to solve difficult problems, to help you push yourself to your limits and to accomplish seemingly impossible feats. Patience and inner strength have made you the person you are now.

You are the pinnacle of the Jedi Order.

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Intriguing...... [09 May 2005|07:42pm]

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who have a split personality - cold as ice on the outside but hot as fire in the heart.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.

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New Meme! [29 Apr 2005|08:06pm]
I hope that others take this quiz! ^_^

You&quot;re a Intense Kisser
You have an intense kiss! You and your partner
connect when you kiss and you forget about the
rest of the world. Hey, call me!!! ^_~

What anime kiss are you?
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Intriguing (Gacked from Pip) [23 Apr 2005|07:42pm]
Dirty Meme from PipCollapse )

Rommie ^_^
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Oh, This is Perfect! (Gacked from Pip) [22 Apr 2005|09:17pm]
[ mood | amused ]

LiveJournal Username
Do you watch anime?
Do you speak Japanese?
Do you read Japanese?
What if LiveJournal were an anime?
Pick a Beach Boys song.
The performer of the opening themegood_night
The magical girllaughingvulcan
The talking animalkirikayumura
The lecherous old manfightdir
The teenager who uses ancient magic to win gamesmaryavatar
The fifteen-year-old Japanese girl with blond hair and a D cupkda1974
Number of seasons it would last23,965
Quiz created by Elizabeth at Blog Quiz
Single? Click here to find the perfect date!

good_night is Lauren Goodnight
cpatton is Chris Patton
kirikayumura is Monica Rial
and fightdir is Chris Ayres

I think that was cast quite well. :)

Rommie ^_^
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Well.........Frell! [21 Apr 2005|07:21pm]
[ mood | distressed ]

I was putting drinks in the fridge to get cold, and I heard a chirping coming from my room. I wasn't sure where it was coming from. It wasn't coming from the speakers from my DVD system, and the TV was off. But lo and behold, it was coming from the TV itself. The inside to be more specific. I couldn't even turn it on. So I guess what I'm trying to say, is that the TV in my room is screwed.

My DVD system is set up on that television, and it's where I spend most of my time.......hell, it helps to wake me up in the morning, as I have it set on a timer. Let's hope I'm not late for work in the morning. eh?

The good news is, that I'm expecting a bit of a bonus from work, when I get paid next. The problem with that, is that I just got paid, and I won't be paid again until May 3. So I think I'm going to be falling behind in my viewing.........and I have so much to catch up on.

Rommie may be a frazzled Rommie by the time this is all over. :S


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I guess I should think about doing this.... [15 Apr 2005|01:10pm]
[ mood | mischievous ]

TV Characters Meme
1. Post a list of ten TV shows you watch (not necessarily your favorite shows)
2. Have your friends list guess your favorite character from each show
3. When guessed, bold the line and briefly describe why you like that character
4. Post in your own LJ/blog (optional)

Okay, you asked for it. ;)

Full Metal Panic - Sousuke Sagara
I am so much like Sousuke, I identified with the character quickly. He is socially adept, serious all the time, and goes to extremes in every situation.....well I don't go to extremes, but close enough. ;) - Guessed by Pip
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Misato Katsuragi
One of the first Female favorites, Misato Katsuragi still tops the list. When she's on the job, she's a commanding authoritative figure. When she's off the clock, she lets her hair down, and lets it all hang loose. And to let Shinji see that side of her, makes him family. :) - Guessed by Niko
Kiddy Grade - Eclair
Eclair simply kicks ass. Literally. Her Ta-Daaaaa rings in your soul, and she has a kindness to her that isn't often found. Plus the voice actress, Colleen Clinkenbeard, totally rocks. ;) - Guessed by Pip
*Divergence Eve*
Cowboy Bebop - Spike Spiegel
Spike is the epitome of coolness. He handles everything in a calm demeanor, and knows just what to do in every situation. He knows just the right thing to say. His philosophies are also something to make you think. One of my first favorite characters. :) - Guessed by Pip
*Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam*
*Princess Nine*
*Azumanga Daioh*
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross - Misa Hayase
Also known as Lisa Hayes in the Robotech Universe. She was actually a tie with Roy Fokker, but Misa edged him out. ;) Her mature attitude towards life was what kept Rick on the straight and narrow. If he had become totally focused on Minmei, he might have been killed. She taught him to keep a level head on his shoulders. What more could you ask from a woman? :)
*Gunparade March*

You'll never get all 10. ;)

Rommie ^_^

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Update Time [14 Apr 2005|09:41pm]
[ mood | okay ]

Well, I guess it's about time that I actually wrote an update for this thing, isn't it? I haven't even updated my Anime Journal in ages. I should see about doing that again someday.

Well first and foremost, I've been selected as the newest watchdog over at Ex Isle. While I have voiced certain opinions of the Watchdog Position, in that I have doubts about it's necessity, I accepted the position in hopes of better understanding the position from the opposite side of the spectrum. The timing was quite ironic, but nonetheless I have always done my best to try and help the board and the community as much as possible. Perhaps this on my resume would also open the door for a possible Moderatorship down the road........we'll see how much my sanity remains intact after this stint. ;)

I've also accepted a moderator position at a board run by Admiral Tibbetts of StargateBBS. Apparently he was/is a regular over at the Sci-Fi boards. But when the board kept getting hacked, and overrun by trolls and assholes, he created a friendlier board. He had an anime forum that he needed vitalized, so he asked me to come over. I went over in a flash.......like bait on a hook, eh? ;)

Television viewing has taken a small stray from Anime viewing. Aside from rekindling my Andromeda embers, I had a dose of British Comedy. I've been on a Benny Hill binge lately, having bought the two DVD collections that encompass his early years at Thames Television from 1969-1974, and they're hilarious. The man was a true comic genius, and had me laughing all the time. Another is The Thin Blue Line, starring Rowan Atkinson. It's about a smalltown police station, and the hijinks that go on around it. It's a great series, and being a fan of Rowan Atkinson, it made it all the better. :)

Andromeda is still going slowly, but I went on that British Comedy binge. I think watching these episodes knowing what I know now, makes this go-around a much more enjoyable experience. I think that being outside of the influence of the weekly input on the episodes may give me a fresh perspective that some no longer possess.

I'm still watching anime as well, so don't think that Ol' Rommie isn't sticking to his guns. I just watched the first 5 episodes of Sakura Wars today in anticipation of the next 5 discs being delivered today.......but they weren't. Such is my luck. ;) I've got so much backlog, that it's pathetic. :P

And I just want to say many thanks to the Pipster. She knows what I'm talkin' about. You'll have an e-mail comin' your way, kiddo. ;)

Anyhoo, there's your update. Did I waste enough of your time? ;)

Rommie ^_^

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