Archive for the 'Random' Category

Confessions of a Blogger

December 17th, 2013 by Cat

I saw this over at Georgie’s blog, so I decided to grab it and do it too :)

When did you first start blogging and why?
A blog was actually one of the last “types” of sites I made. It came about after I realized I was using the updates section of one of my other sites like a blog so… I finally created an actual blog. I think it was around 2001 when I opened my first blog with a friend.

Have you had any past online presence?
Like mentioned, a blog was one of the last types I tried out. I’ve owned several sites throughout the years, about 30 or so. (Not all of them are up and active, of course.) There are 3 that I would consider my most popular.

The first is Fake Wings, my past graphics site, back in the day when the Anime webdesign community was thriving. Some people still remember me as the “Cat from Fake Wings”. The second is Hachi Roku, which is still up but is now an archived site. It was one of the very few Initial D sites back then.

The last is one of my early sites, Rain of Blood. It only covered one of the Rurouni Kenshin OVAs, yet the hits on it soared after the RK series was brought to US television. 11 other RK site owners and I then started up a very popular RK forum/community.

When did you become serious about your blog?
I’ve owned a few blogs in the past, but this is the first blog I took seriously enough to start paying attention to what I post. Sure, comments shouldn’t be the reason I blog (and it’s not), but when I began getting more comments, I started to spend more time on this site than others I own.

Read the rest of this entry »

Shut up and watch the movie

August 4th, 2013 by Cat

I’ve been called a “Drafthouse snob” before, and I take no offense to it. I like being a Drafthouse snob. In other words, the only movie theater I go to now is the Alamo Drafthouse, which is a chain that started here in Austin, TX.

The moment you walk into one of its theaters, you realize it’s not a normal theater. Boring theater ads aren’t playing before the movie; random clips related to the movie are instead. When I saw Pacific Rim, clips from other kaiju movies played. I saw the new Wolverine movie just recently, and I got to see clips from the Wolverine Anime.

It isn’t just that though. There are 2 main reasons why I only go to the Drafthouse.

1. You can order food and drinks during the movie. As in, actual entree-type foods, not just overpriced theater snacks. We often choose dinner and lunch times to see movies now.

2. Strict no talking and no texting rules. You can actually get kicked out if you keep talking or texting during a movie. They’ll give you a warning, and if you don’t heed it, you’re out without a refund.

Read the rest of this entry »

Little things I love

July 28th, 2013 by Cat

So much has been going on lately, that I’ve been kind of absent the past couple of weeks. It’s been packed with work events, get togethers with friends, and working extra hours to catch up. Plus, I’ve been addicted to a game called Recettear (my review here), and my free time has been going into that instead of something like… blogging XD;;

I’m actually doing some work from home today before I head off to a potluck, but I figured I’d take a little time to unwind and blog about a few things that make me happy :)

Basking turtles – I like watching my turtles bask because they’re usually stretched out in weird and funny positions. This is the part of the day where they’re calm and aren’t begging for food. They just look so relaxed that it makes me smile and wish I didn’t have a care in the world too.

Blinkin is usually the funniest one.

Blinkin is usually the funniest one.

Read the rest of this entry »