I got bored of the previous long-ass intro, so here's a new one, simple and to the point...mostly.

Hello, I'm Olivia and currently residing in Romania; around the internet, I mostly go by Oli and Pande (from another username), but you can call me however you want. I choose to rant for hours about things like movies, manga or Photoshop and like to make internet jokes, because I'm hip. I also have a tendency to go on unannounced hiatus at random times; however, I'm still around since "hiatus" means "lurking" to me - I couldn't possibly leave TheO for good :P I still reply to PMs, read posts and view artwork, I just don't comment the day they're posted (sometimes it may take up to a month for me to catch up!) Don't take it personally; I have nothing against you, it's just a bad habit of mine that I can't get rid of ^^"

Doing ATM: crying tears of blood in anticipation of her dissertation, playing Sims 3 and various shooters

Likes: cats, yaoi (+ plot, ideally), drawing geometry-based designs, manga, Reddit, organizing everything (and yet having a perpetually messy desk), being alone in her cave home, the pizza her best friend makes
Dislikes: not doing something, whiners, starting projects and dropping them *does it all the time*, morons, communicating for the sake of appearances
Movies: The Prestige, The Wall, Hot Fuzz, The Descent - I'm a movie buff, so I like a lot
Music: anything that sounds good (yea, that narrows it down, lmao)
TV: Game of Thrones (finished season 3), Pretty Little Liars (WTF am I watching), Modern Family (awesome)
Reviewers: The Cinema Snob, Linkara, Todd, Rap Critic

Soul-crushing wallpaper challenge! (5/20 done)

50 Manga Series Challenge (2013 edition) (2/50 read)

You can also find me on these sites:
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icon: made by me | background: "Born From Ice" by me

Short list-type update


Taken from one of the classrooms. That's a different college, not mine.

I finally saw Twilight. Still not sure if I'll give it a proper review on MoRants, since I'm kind of pressed for time. Have already done a crossover Nostalgia Critic-style review for it anyway, I dread the upcoming editing. 2 hours of rants and cutting movie and sound clips *weeps*

Still busy with college. And this is what you get for reading almost zilch all semester, kids. I have a project due Monday, which I haven't even started and haven't even read the materials for. It's only 200 pages, I'll manage.

No "serious" PS work. Aside from the icons I posted a few days ago, I've only been using PS to scan and edit documents for my mom. I sorta got another scanner 2 days ago, which really helped (and using two scanners at the same time is badass). No time or inspiration for wallpapers or cards or anything of the like, though I am hoping to enter at least one e-card challenge in the near future c:

Can't wait for Eurovision! It's kind of a custom of mine to keep away from the songs until the final, so I can hear them all at once. Plus, I watch it with my mom, call it a way of bonding if you will c: I'm really looking forward to discovering more awesome songs and artists! I'm having doubts about Romania's entry - haven't heard the song itself but I'm not that keen on the band, and I'm more interested in other countries' entries -, but I'll be going into it with a neutral mindset anyway.

That's about it for now, I'm more or less a lurker again (see new title) but I'll be popping by from time to time to comment/fave/hug stuff c: Hoping everyone's doing fine, and good luck with exams if you're also going through this! ^_^

Open Gates Week!


Just enjoying a day in the park; I'm the one on the right, the one on the left is my good friend Raluca c:

Yes, the title does sound stupid but it's a literal translation ^^" It's basically a week (Monday-Friday) when we welcome the young 'uns who're almost out of high school, to visit and see just what the college is about. It's quite a lot of work and there's a LOT of running around to be done. Oh boy, I just had to get involved.

All in all I'm not disappointed with it, it's a pretty fun experience. I was originally on the Online Graphics team but also joined the Field Team 'cause a few groupmates ditched Raluca because they suddenly wanted to attend classes instead of, y'know, doing what they signed up to do (traitors!). As in, parading the high schools and speaking to the minds of the future about why our college rocks and they should all flock to join it.

First day was...moderate: we couldn't speak to the highschoolers because the principal hadn't announced our arrival to anyone, even though we'd contacted her 5 days before coming. OK, so at least we got to give away stickers and duct-tape posters. Fun.
For the second (and last) time, we went to one of the most prestigious highschools in the country, where we had to wait for 3 other presentations to end before we could intervene =.= As in, wait from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., just sitting around and listening because the others were obviously better organized than us.

The first presentation was about some Dutch university; 'twas nothing groundbreaking. Then came one about a Romanian-American university, which was beyond boring: they brought an old teacher (the type that would ramble incessantly about their life for hours), who ruined whatever bit of charisma the main speaker had. And the last presentation was about safety in traffic - 'twas pretty entertaining, they brought a member of a local band (whom I never cared for, personally), but he had SO much charisma that it was mindbending. Anyone who can make people laugh at traffic accidents either has sociopaths for a public or is Satan himself.

Worst part is that this week was "Different Week" (or something like that, plagued by literal translation again), a week-long program running in grade and high schools which is meant to educate kids about culture and the likes. Me and other two girls went to visit the National Museum of Art on Wednesday and there were SO MANY HIGHSCHOOLERS. LAUGHING. MAKING STUPID JOKES. STARING AT ONLY PAINTINGS OF NAKED WOMEN. Sigh. If I were a guard there, I'd go insane after one day of dealing with them >_< As a consequence, 90% of this fair city's grade- and highschoolers were out and about instead of coming to school to sit their asses down and listen to us. And who could blame them, really?

And now you know why I haven't been around since February c:

Forget about putting BL wall on phone

Be greeted by this at 2 a.m.*...

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...and then by this:

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* pictures actually taken today, right before posting this

Bucharest weather report: February

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Seriously, there were -10° Celsius outside yesterday afternoon and the trees are coated in a 1-2 cm thick layer of ice, so they make a creepy sound whenever the wind blows through the branches. Never mind not falling and breaking something on the ice, now 80% of the time I'm outside is spent on preparing to dodge falling trees =___= A tree from another block's garden fell yesterday and left the poor unfortunate souls without cable and Internet access *shudders at the thought*

Other than that, I have 3 exams tomorrow and the day after (yes, 3 exams in 2 days) and 300+ pages to read =.= Needless to say, I feel even more lazy than usual about it. But meh, once this is over, the biggest dilemma I'll have is choosing between Sims 3, Quake 4, Portal and Doom3 since, unfortunately, I can't play all of them at the same time.

Finally!

I am a happy camper. I'm still not done replying to all the gifts and messages because I was even busier than before, running around for projects - and singing my lungs out with the girls after we got together yesterday (who wants to hear me sing "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera? :D Recorded it a little while after the meme because for some reason I lurve recording myself now). After that, I get this:

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SNOW. IT'S. ABOUT. TIME.

Then I found this (OMG TheO has a Kamelot category :o)

KAMELOT, Y U NO COME TO ROMANIA? ;A;
ROY KHAN, Y U LEAVE KAMELOT? (OK, he had legitimate reasons, but STILL)

I'm training to perfect both the growl and the normal singing c: My neighbors are in pain, I suppose.

P.S. Here's a trick: if you want a Youtube video to play on loop, just add "repeat" after the "youtube" part in the URL. Like this~