Hello, I'm Olivia and currently residing in Romania; around the internet, I mostly go by Pande. I like ranting for hours about things like movies, manga or Photoshop.

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8th of Nov. 2015: For anyone wondering what's happened to me

Simply put, I grew distant from TheO. The fine folks here have nothing to do with it, you all are still amazing (and I feel awful for missing so many birthdays >_<). Tagging on Minitokyo took up a lot of my time, and I gradually found myself visiting TheO less and less, until it got to literally months between visits. Hell, I don't even think I can remember my password, thank God Firefox has the option to save them.

I'm also not that interested in anime anymore - I mean, I like the style and still add to my collection of eye candy, but I don't feel the need to keep up with new releases. I've got my gigs of old manga and am pretty much satisfied with that. Art-wise, the same: haven't felt the drive to pick up or finish a work in months, probably as a result of my passion for anime fizzling out. I'm still playing The Sims 3, and have picked up Doom too (love them custom WADs!).

Anyway, if you made it this far, thanks for the visit. Drop me a line on Minitokyo if you feel like it.
Hope all is well with you, and a huge thanks for the support. Take care.


20th of Nov. 2016: I'm not dead!

Dropping in to mention a few things: as a result of some unpleasant interactions with Mediafire (copyright infringements that weren't really infringements), I've taken down a lot of things, namely vectors and wallpapers. I intend to move them all to Dropbox and scale down my website; I initially wanted to delete it altogether, but hey - maybe someone will still want this stuff. It will take a while, mostly since I don't have too much time to devote to it and it's not a priority.

I'm doing OK, working and dealing with my mental health as well as I can. I won't be back here, though, and have left Minitokyo for good as well. If you ever need to reach me, you can find me on Tumblr. Yes, I've started creating content for The Sims 3 and made a Tumblr dedicated to it! :) As for anime, I've left it behind mostly, even manga - and even yaoi! Now there's something I never thought I'd say XD

If any of my old friends end up reading this - the years together have been great, and I still get nostalgic about them sometimes. Hope life is treating you well!~

I always start my posts with a random phrase.

Yesterday I was watching Nostalgia Critic's review of "The Room" again, for maybe the 4th time, and laughing like a loon in my empty house. I scared my cat away a few times too >_> It NEVER gets old. But one would have to be...non-human to NOT laugh at that...thing. Oh, and against my mental notes and warnings, I visited TVTropes, Cracked and Reddit again; there go a few hours I'll never get back. But it was oh so worth it.

I'm still playing Sims 3, trying to NOT have my 11th-generation family be error 12'd to oblivion. And waiting for Pets, which will hopefully entertain me. What with the save file getting to 480 freakin' megabytes and all, the logical solution would be moving the family to a new town and starting over; it's just that I've invested so much in this town and have been playing it for almost 6 generations (had to move from the first one because of the same problem) and I've come to like all the relationships and sims in it ;_; Even though roughly 80% of the town is related to my family and, thus, somewhat inbred. I still love them, though :D
Other than that, I like to pass my time with this:

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Because nothing's more entertaining than shooting Nazis and robot!Hitler.
And priests hurling fireballs out of their crotches. Also, DOS <3

Aside from that, not much has been happening lately. I'm mostly just enjoying my last days of freedom before second year starts, but I've already got some good news: there aren't as many classes as last year and the only class on Friday is English...which I won't be attending because I handed in my CAE and will get a 10 for the entire course without having to step a foot inside that class.

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Naturally, I'm getting it fair and square...and "three-day weekend" has a nice ring to it too, doesn't it? :3

Why must there be a title here? D:

I seriously don't know what to write for titles anymore, they'd all end up sounding like "College, rants, RAAAGE" D: I lack creativity in the writing department.

Now, I want to thank everyone who participated in my surveys c: You're all sweeter than a caramel sundae with candy sprinkled on top! Thank you very much~! As for the icons, I wrote down everyone's details and will get to them ASAP, as soon as I get a break in my exams - the next 2-3 weeks will be terrible, since I'll only have 2-day breaks between exams and, since I haven't studied for them...let's just say it's going to be pretty interesting XD Also, I'm supposed to retake the exam I failed tomorrow, but it's the same as last semester: I'm too lazy to even look at the material. Furthermore, we were notified of the date only 3 days ahead of the actual exam day, and we don't even know what room it's in. Yeah. My college is pretty big to begin with, what's worse is we could be taking it in one of the neighboring colleges (Maths, History or Chemistry) if there are no available rooms in ours. Do me a favor and shoot me already =_=

But exam period is also fun, since it's usually the time when everyone panics and starts looking for the texts and notes. Including me 8D Time to cram!

As for the artsy stuff, I haven't touched the pen tool in a while, for vectors or wallpapers. With exams here, I've kind of lost my will to wall and have been focusing only on icons (I'll post a batch soon, I usually wait until there's at least 10 before posting). Luckily, I didn't promise any big prizes for my challenge (thank you for the entries! ^^) - I wouldn't have had time for them anyway. But I have this killer idea for a challenge, that I want to start after this one is over. I just hope it'll be popular! *crosses fingers*

That's about all I have to say for now, I'll leave you with a cute/sexy pic of my generation 6 heir of The Sims 3, Jason Stewart. I love him to bits <33 Unfortunately, he died two generations ago XD He's an in-game-born vampire, if you're wondering about the glowy eyes and skin color.

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One more day!

...'til the card challenge I made is over :D I wouldn't have noticed it, had I not browsed it by mistake. I suck at managing things =3=

Anyway, it seems I've disappeared again, but I've still been around, commenting and whatnot. Some of you might have spotted me on your posts; the rest, sorry. Here comes one whole post of excuses and whining.

Whine #1: I hate waking up to go to college. Why? Because I wake up at whatever time I want for 4 out of 7 days, and I hate interrupting my nice schedule for something as bothersome as school *gets bricked* I don't know, I've been lazy before, but now I'm out to set a new record!

Whine #2: Today I was playing Sims 3 and saved, and it crashed. Again. After 3 hours of playing without saving. *facepalm* I know the game is horribly buggy and people need to make mods just to make it playable (let alone enjoyable), but whenever I start building or decorating I lose track of time D: So yeah, I had to replay 2 days of the larva baby stage. I hate Sim babies because all they do is crap, scream and cry D:

A Sim larva baby aging up to the Toddler stage. She has a glitchy head.

Excuse #1: All the texts I have to read for courses and seminars are 20+ pages long. And I have to photocopy or print all of them. Woe is me.

Excuse #2: If you know me, you also know I'm incredibly lazy. Like, I can't even believe how lazy I am. I have at least 2 wallpapers to make for contests, then I'll have to make the prizes for the e-card challenge, then I've got a ton of projects for both colleges then ARGH!! =__=" Is someone kind enough to put me out of the misery I've gotten myself into?

P.S. Am I stupid or are the tags not visible? They've been like this for a while for me, all I get is a blank box when clicking the Tags link. And I've tried in Firefox, IE and Opera: same result.

Oh Em Gee! Look who's back!

Mood: happy, I guess :D Listening to: Smash Mouth - Can't Get Enough Of You Baby Hey peeps! It's my first journal in...more than a month? I think I'm going to keep disappearing in the thin air from now on :D And I apologize f...

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