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Dec. 25th, 2011 @ 08:31 am Baby's First Crosspost
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Merry Christmas, bitches! And a Happy Saturday or Holiday of your choice to those who don't celebrate.

krillia gave me Star Wars for Christmas! XD Well, sort of. She got me this really awesome Sounds of Star Wars book that I'd been lusting over while she was here, and Star Wars Lego set! With a Wampa! And now I'll have two Lego snowspeeders, so I just need to get a Lego AT-AT and I can stage EPIC HOTH BATTLES!!!

*ahem* About to head over to my sister's for Christmas morning festivities, including but not limited to watching the first Sherlock Holmes movie as a family so we can all go see the new one. It's kind of funny, whenever my family likes the same things I do. Or, maybe not 'funny' so much as unexpected.

Last night was the biiiiiiiiiiiig extended family Christmas at my aunt's house. Fewer people showed up than usual, which was kind of sad, but expected. Mom was really the one who held our family together half the time. Sometimes I think they only came to see her. But my favorite cousin was there and my two favorite uncles (my mom had six brothers and sisters, five of whom are still alive, one of which never comes to anything although he sent me a Christmas card which was WEIRD cause it was to "Joni and Friend" and how the HELL did he find out about Janel? Not that I'm upset about that, just really confused... and this parenthetical ran away from me) so I was pretty happy with who was there.

Happiest part was transitorial getting along with everyone so amazingly well. My grandma adores her (more than she likes me sometimes, I think XD) and she and my favorite cousin and I talked practically all night like this wasn't the first Christmas she'd come to at all. And my Uncle Ron included her in his traditional scratch lottery ticket Christmas gifting. XD

I won $15! She didn't win anything.

BEST part of the night, though! My favorite cousin has a kid, Cece, kind of adorable now that she's old enough to have grown a bit out of that 'I'm always right and you're not my dad' mentality. Anyway, Janel and I were just chilling and Cece comes to sit in the living room near us cause that family was getting ready to head out, and she looks at Janel and me and asks "Are you guys roommates?"

Which, looking back, is an honest question. She hadn't been introduced to Janel and Janel HAD just kind of randomly showed up at Christmas from her point of view. But it set Janel and I giggling. Think the answer we came up with was 'sort of' or something like that. She gives us this kind of dubious face, so I go ahead and elaborate. She's like 8 or 9, so it's not like she's never heard of gay people before, probably. "She's my fiancee" I tell her. "What's that mean?" I get back.

Again, probably an honest question. How many of you knew what a 'fiancee' was when you were 8? And then to hear it applied in a non-standard situation? Still so many giggles. "We're going to get married." I finally say.

You guys, I cannot even DESCRIBE the face she made. It was so hilarious. It was like a combination of o.O and D: but not really with a "ZOMG EW!" vibe, just in an 'asking a Borg to solve an unsolvable computer problem' way.

So we told her to go ask her dad.

*giggles* Merry Christmas, favorite cousin!

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From:krillia
Date:December 25th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Thank Borders financial woes for the book. It made it possible to buy it fo you. :)

Seriously thought about making you a puzzle of the wampug for the clue on the other. The one I refused to tell you about in the same genre but too expensive was the Lego Death Star. when I somehow get rich from working for public service and NGOS I will surprise you with it. For now, Lego Wampa!

Glad that you had a good christmas and that Janel is fully integrated.

I have some doctos and a tiny keychain, both of which were and re awesome. I will open the other when I get back to the farm tomorrow. Thank you!
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 26th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
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I feel bad for Borders, but am going to thank you anyway, so there, ha. ;P

Aww. Understandable, though. I haven't seen that one, but the Star Destroyer is like over $100, so I can't even imagine how much the Death Star must be. If I'm ever rich, you can bet I'm buying all the Star Wars legos ever made.

It made me really happy, seeing her talking so easily with all of them. It's kind of silly, but it was nice. Not just the ones she's met plenty of times, but the ones she had only met on Thanksgiving, too.

\o/ Glad you like them! Were the clues good? Janel almost didn't get your clue on hers, so I made her think about it first, and then she was all EEEEEEEEE! XD
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From:krillia
Date:December 26th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)

Sir Pouncealot! ^_^ &hearts

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Death Star was epic and comes with 24 figures including a Lego mouse droid. Alas, loans. :(

Well, I think everyone should talk easily with her. She's all smart and stuff. But I can understand why you would be made happy seeing that, and I am happy you're happy.


They were very good clues indeed. You learn well, Grasshopper! Glad she liked it, even if it is a buggy beast. ^_^ And that you liked yours. yaaaaaypresents!!!
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 26th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Sir Pouncealot! ^_^ &hearts

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Lego mouse droid. *_* Alas, moving. Or I'd buy it myself right now.

I know. *squiggles* She is, but it still does. Just like you two getting along made me happy. I had no reason to think you wouldn't, but yaaaaaaaaay you did~

Hee~ Glad I did good. ^_^ The Dante keychain was the worst. XD Cause neither of us really knew the series well enough to figure out a proper clue. Janel's playing her present right now, in fact. I was messing around with the book yesterday and it's way awesome (and Ben Burtt is super cool). The Legos will need to wait till the proper time. It's almost a religious experience, putting together a new set of Legos.
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From:krillia
Date:December 27th, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)

Re: Sir Pouncealot! ^_^ &hearts

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You can get just the mouse droid for, like, $2 instead of $450. But he would likely get lost in the moving.

I've known both of you longer. Be right strange if I hadn't got along. But, hey, fortuitous anyway. :)

I kept testing random sound files in the book every few weeks because I was afraid it might stop working, and sending you a broken one would be a tragedy greater than any Shakespearian play.

That's when you slap something tangentially related on the clue, if you know nothing at all or can't think of anything good. I bought my sister the Tina Fey autobiography and gave her a random clue about how I didn't know that our goats Argentina (who we called Tina) and Titania had written a joint autobiography. Granted, that took some guidance and a long time to guess. It was not a GOOD clue, but that's what you do. When my granny gives me anime I get clues about that "horrible stuff that you like" and when I asked for Blackest Night I got a clue about a flashlight. So....yup. Clues are highly fluid things.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 27th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)

Re: Sir Pouncealot! ^_^ &hearts

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Perhaps after the move. Hm, yes...

Well, you knew her, but you weren't good friends like you are now. So there was a little bit of doubt!

No worries. XD It works perfectly. I need to sit down and read it, but I have this last fic to finish first. It goes really in-depth on all kinds of things, like Ben Burtt spending days recording random sounds that never got used, and the Star Destroyer noise being the sound of a faulty air conditioner. XD

I was especially proud of the 'time' clue, myself. But yeah, we saw those and immediately thought of you. Janel's got a Fenris and Alistair to match your Anders, and I've got this really awesome Gambit as the King of Hearts (like, an actual playing card) from the same artist. He was awesome. I'd have bought most of his prints, even the ones I didn't recognize.
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From:krillia
Date:December 27th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)

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Hey, don't parade the semantics of the situation in front of me. You do that and I don't get to lie and pretend I'm responsible for you two anymore (not that I am but...it's a fun dream?)

Yay for working. Metal desks, air conditioners, scratched records. The world must be odd when you're looking at it like that. Weird enough that I hear it in stresses and phonological systems, hearing it as space ships and aliens must be even cooler.

There were very nice clues, and very fun art both.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:December 27th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)

Re: Sir Pouncealot! ^_^ &hearts

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*giggles* Well, you sort of are, honestly. I'm shy enough that I may not have answered her rp want-ad had she not had you on her lj flist.

Speaking of phonological systems (...sort of) you're moving down next week, right? You'll have to shoot me a text or something when you're getting settled in so I can be the first person to call you in your new, albeit temporary, digs. *nods*
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From:krillia
Date:December 27th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)

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^_^ My illogical pride is back in place!

I move in on the 1st, yup. I'll do my best to let you know. ;)