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"...I chose the impossible. I chose... Rapture. A city where the artist would not fear the censor. Where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality. Where the great would not be constrained by the small. And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well."
―Andrew Ryan

You suddenly jolt awake, a crackle of electricity running over your body as you try to clear your vision and the thumping in your head. You feel terrible--the worst you have in a long time--and it's almost too much to lift your head, but you somehow find the strength just as your vision clears. Your hand's pressing up against the fogged glass you didn't realise you were behind before it's suddenly lifted up, your container spitting you rather unceremoniously out onto the ground. It takes you a moment to compose yourself, the distinct crackling of a record player greeting you as you lay there, a huge wall of water stretching up to the ceiling, sea life swimming past the window. You look around and realise you're in an abandoned arrivals hall, suitcases, broken glass, tickets and leaflets littering the floor as if the people had to suddenly evacuate. Lavish and extravagant architecture ranging from the 20's to the 50's lays in crumbling decay and the smell of rusting metal and damp hits you suddenly as you look around, the flashing of neon signs dimly flitting on and off down a corridor. Somewhere above you a tanoy chimes in, and a cheerful woman crackles over the pa system.
"Welcome to Rapture! Please mind your step and please feel free to visit our information booths to purchase any information and city maps that you may need. And remember! Opportunity awaits!"

The room goes quiet, only the crackling of the ambience music and the uncomfortable creaking of metal straining from the pressure all around you as you explore. Any strength or powers that you might've had in your own world seem to be out of reach--try as you might, you feel too drained and disoriented to use them. The place seems to be devoid of all life, but you just can't shake the feeling that you're very much not alone.


welcome to rapture )


May. 24th, 2011 08:25 pm
purapea: (misc; dog; OH SNAP; GASP)

a more coherent post when I've had a chance to recover and let this realization properly sink in. fuck.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] hammster!!!!!!


Yes, all my birthday wishes are now going to have Adventure Time gifs on them. All of them. No this is not an option you can opt out of.
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The How's My Driving? Meme

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN GUYS. Please and thank you <3

IN OTHER NEWS I've been at home for like two days now, and spent those two days in a homestuck confusion haze. I'm in Act 5 now and I'm still not quite sure what's going on. I mean it makes sense SORT OF I GUESS but I'M NOT SURE IF WANT STILL... Troll font gives me such a bad headache.

Jade is adorable though.
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Original Video - More videos at TinyPic

The Meme Questions

Your name and/or username.
Where you're from.

The following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught, Orange, Coffee, Direction, Naturally, Aluminium, and Herbs.

What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

/goes back to work sob
purapea: (misc; cupcakes; raspberry swirls)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] dianoetic!!!!!!

In other news, I've sort of been absent from internet things because I've been working on my first dissertation draft. IT WAS A MONSTER and I eventually got it done (9,810 words!) this evening with the grammar checking and general awesome superpowers of [livejournal.com profile] ormery so I should be around a lot more. Theoretically. I'm going to pretty much be throwing myself at my film because TIME IS EBBING AWAY SLOWLY and I've been focusing on my Dissertation so much that it's started to fall behind, and we have a monster of a deadline in February where everything has to be handed in EVER. ever. I am not looking forward to February.

BUT I just found out that my birthday will be in the Easter holidays this year, and my sisters is actually on Easter Sunday, mine two days later, so I actually might get to be at home for my birthday for the first time in two years. Not sure if I'm going to or not since the end of April is pretty much OH MY GOD MY FILM HAS TO BE FINISHED IN A FEW WEEKS go time, but we will see!

SO YEAH! Hallo internets I missed you. WHAT'S BEEN GOIN ON?
purapea: (misc; sealion; hurrdederrr)
SO I'M BACK IN WALES YET AGAIN. After the explosions with my parents I'm sort of glad I left (because the night before I left my aunt decided it was HER turn to make me feel like a worthless piece of lazy ass which is always fun) even though it means the dawning of a new year and the fact that I'm supposed to be graduating in uhhhh 5 months? AHAHA. Fuck my life.

My room is still balls cold, and I have to resort to wearing gloves when I'm working up here on stuff. I actually used the heater for the first time in ages because oh my god I was so fucking cold under a winter duvet and a blanket and hats and gloves and socks and a kigu that I needed the extra warmth.



YOUNG AVENGERS CHILDREN'S CRUSADE ISSUE 4 CAME OUT and I was very disappoint. Come on Heinburg, Tommy is not 15, and I know you are fixing that but god. Way to make me feel skeevy about playing him for a second there fdjknhfjknfhd. Other than the horrifying lack of Tommy in that issue, I liked it a lot! Did not expect the ending and was all :O when it happened and blah blah blah everyone who this matters too is already all over this. HERP. Trust me for being late to the flail party over LJ but I assure you much flailing was done over twitter (which I have been using a lot more recently I think I am addicted) and AIM.

ALSO [livejournal.com profile] virtualdon gave me my late Christmas present, which is the Axel Formation Arts figure that is only available in Japan and I flipped out. I put him together straight away and oh my god I love his face so fucking much I am actually beside myself. I also got my presents from [livejournal.com profile] batfowl (THANK YOU SWEETIE!) She sent me a pretty bracelet and Cupcake rice paper toppers with fucking Shiba Inu puppies on them. They will be the most adorable cupcakes I will ever create I don't even.

And idk if I said this before but my flat mates pooled together and got me a Raikou plushie AND HE IS SO CUTE I DON'T EVEN??? I am forming an electric type plushie ARMY (I have a Jolteon, Ampharos, Elekid, Rotom and Raikou now :D Blitzle and Emonga are on the LIST as well as Luxray if I could ever fucking find it for less than a billion dollars) but I am glad in the knowledge that I'll never be as bad as this even though I am super jealous of like pretty much everything she owns.

Oh I just realised I am rambling. HERP.

ONE LAST THING I GUESS, I was saved today by my tutors who decided to extend the dissertation draft final for another 10 days, as I was really starting to work myself up into a state over the fact that I didn't do as much work over Christmas as I thought I would've. I'm going to aim to try and finish it this week and get a couple people to read it and I'm aiming to do the full 8,000 words to make it easier when the deadline comes around again. And we have deadlines in February and I have to do so much work that I'm thinking about setting up a 9-5 work regime to see if I can actually motivate myself every day to do SOMETHING. Wish me and my procrastinator of a brain luck guys.

It's going to be a bumpy year BUT HOPEFULLY it'll all be worth it in the end and I'll never have to write another fucking essay or use Harvard referencing ever fucking again. >:(

also I promise I wrote this journal not drunk even though it totally seems like I am.


Dec. 26th, 2010 03:05 am
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I HOPE YOU GUYS HAD A GOOD CHRISTMAS IF YOU CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY. I would've updated sooner, but I literally only just managed to break away and get to my computer at 2:45 in the morning because we had a late Christmas since my Dad was working all day. We just finished playing really violent card game called Spoons, and to anyone who is familiar with the game will know how I came away with a bruised nail and a cut and how I also wrestled my sister to the floor for a spoon. It was pretty good to do a later Christmas though! It meant we weren't opening presents till like 10pm so it wasn't all over and done in the morning and it made the day seem a lot longer and relaxed.

I got a lot of nice things including the first Termeraire book which I've been wanting my own copy for a while, some textbooks for school, some shirts, and some cute boots! I also got Green Day Rock Band (which now makes me think of [livejournal.com profile] deltashade and [livejournal.com profile] artgasming WITHOUT FAIL because of that epic afternoon we had) but my mom didn't realise that you needed instruments BUT THAT'S COOL because I got a bit of money from some other relatives. Anyone know where I can get cheap ass rock band equipment in the UK? I looked on amazon but couldn't find anything under £140 HRRG

My mother got the best present from my grandmother. None of us understand it at all. It is a small piece of wood, with two frogs on it. One of them is licking a butterfly and the word ZAP! is pictured above them in glitter font. Here is a picture of it:

NONE OF US KNOW WHAT IS IS? It's like the size of a cup coaster, and doesn't have any hanging parts or anything and there is only one of it, and my mother sort of looked at it and was like UM...

I love my nan so much she is so random sometimes.

But yeah! It was a relaxed but nice Christmas.

I HOPE YOU GUYS HAD A GOOD ONE <3 I am going to pass out now.


Dec. 18th, 2010 03:29 pm
purapea: (misc; kitten; aaaaaaaaa!!!)
Okay, as much as I love Christmas and having a break from university in the winter months, I've recently started to hate snow. It's okay the first day, but when I have to get to university on a bus that isn't there because it snowed and it's too cold to get in, or my plans are ruined because trains are canceled it really pissed me off. Like Oh my god.


In LIGHTER news, me and my mom made lots of Christmas cookies last night, sugar cookies and gingerbread, and we're going to decorate them today. I'll post some pictures up later, since I made a couple of pretty awesome ones including a T-Rex with a Santa hat.

Also my paid account ran out the other day SOB. /STARES AT 15 ICONS
purapea: (ya; tommy; wiggly fingers)
SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POST I should get a tumblr specifically for posting random crap or something.

So my mom puts up these 'festive' cards in or toilet every Christmas (we have a thing in the downstairs one where we put up funny birthday cards on the walls to amuse people idk???) and we've had the same ones for a long time. Now, I've seen all these before, but this one literally made me crack up so bad because it now has a SUITABLE REFERENCE and I'd never associated it with Young Avengers before. But god it is the funniest thing to me now.

Here is a picture of the card:



Dec. 9th, 2010 03:55 pm
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Sorry about the last entry. Turns out I was fretting for nothing, since on Monday, the day of the hand in, my Tutor informed us that, yes, this is part of our degree grade, but the majority of the marking wont be done till second hand in in February which is where the majority of our grade will come from. So I was working myself up into a state for PRE MUCH NOTHING.

I did get lots of work done though, not as much as I had wanted, but enough. And of course, the Sunday night, the night before hand in, Tumblr decided to commit suicide for over 24 hours, making it impossible for me to update my blog. The blog that I have to hand in as part of my production journal. The blog I actually started BEFORE the hand in unlike my usual rush at the end. JUST MY FUCKING LUCK, NO? If it was going to die, it had to be on that day. I'm moving all my university stuff to Blogspot now, because Tumblr has just been too unreliable, and I cannot afford for it to do that again on an actual IMPORTANT hand in. Which SUCKS because as far as I know, Blogspot doesn't have a backup tool like tumblr does. RHGHN

But yeah, I got the animatic done, and a couple of short animations, but my tutor told me that it did not reflect the amount of time I've had, because of all the stuff I've been struggling with. I'm going to do some work over the winter break to try and get something WORTH handing in, because I cannot let my brain fuck up my degree. I won't let it >:[

If anyone wants to see the animatic for my final film, it's here. Any feedback on stuff you think needs changing would be great. The music was written for us by a second year in the creative sound and music course, but we gave her the wrong animatic to time it to which is why it's a little short.

But yeah now I am recovering from all that stress and I'm back at home with my parents. There's still some snow on the ground, and we decorated the Christmas tree yesterday, and I've spent the majority of my time at home so far with my sister playing half life 2 and portal, and watching Glee. It's really great to be home, and to have not to worry (at least for a little while) about University. It's nice to get back into things I like, like RPing and icon making and drawing for ME, as well as seeing my sister omg I have not seen her in like 3 months sdjkgjkfhd

Man, I cannot WAIT for this degree to be over.
purapea: (misc; cat; forced smile GNEE)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] thanoodles!!!!!!

And me too I guess. B)

No seriously, have an awesome day. <3

Also, I have totally been watching the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon, and fuck I want to play either Rainbow Dash or Pinkie Pie somewhere THIS IS HIDEOUS. But it is so good and ridiculous and oh my somebody stop me from watching this stupid cartoon and make me do work.


Nov. 28th, 2010 10:25 pm
purapea: (misc; kitten; aaaaaaaaa!!!)

On Wednesday, [livejournal.com profile] ormery came down to stay with me for a couple of days, and pretty much all of my flatmates, plus one [livejournal.com profile] virtualdon and Squeak went to see the new Harry Potter film. IT WAS SO GOOD I DON'T EVEN. The next one can't come fast enough!! It has to be my favourite so far. God, I love Luna so good, but was really upset they changed Dobby's VA. It bothered me a lot 8( But it was lovely to see it with everyone, and I loved having Squeak around. I missed his lovely face.

THEN my Dad called me to say that he managed to transfer the money he'd brought back with him from Bermuda to my bank account, which meant that I could pretty much buy a Mac whenever I wanted! SO FAST FOWARD TO SATURDAY, I went into Cardiff, and with Donya's help, I purchased a Macbook Pro with Apple Care for three years, and cried at all that money going in one swoop (even with almost £500 off for being a student). But oh my goodness it was so worth it. I have spent pretty much all of today TOUCHING IT GLEEFULLY and admiring how pretty it is and getting used to where the different keys are and new shortcuts (not that it's going to take me long to get the hang of, since I've been using macs for years). And. GOSH. It is so pretty I don't even. So worth the money. I have named it Cupcake because I am predictable. But now I have very light savings to last me till January. Which should be interesting. I had to open up icon commissions, but I doubt I'll get any. Would anyone be interested in art commissions for £5/£10? I'm not sure what kind they would be but I need the money :(

ANYWAY today has sort of being a crazy day of fail when it comes to our house. Because it's been so cold lately (about -2 Celsius for the past three days IN THE DAY TIME AND IT SNOWED WHAT THE CRAP) all of our external pipes are frozen. Which caused our washing machine to spit all it's water onto our kitchen floor. So our landlord came around and took off the frozen pipe outside, which means it's spurting water onto our pavement instead of our drain but it's a fix till the weather clears up. AND THEN not an hour later, we notice a huge puddle coming from under our boiler, and one of the pipes is dripping scarily fast. So we call him back and he comes back out and, again, it's because of one of the external pipes had frozen so the boiler condensation pipe got backed up and overflowed.

And then we realised the toaster had given up the will to live.


But anyway other than being cold and slightly damp and toasterless, I have a beautiful laptop, had a lovely week and I'm quite content. It's probably going to change because I have a deadline fast approaching and I have thirty seconds of test animations, a three minute animatic to do as well as a whole bunch of concept art and blog catch up, so the stress is kind of getting to me. SHOULD BE INTERESTING. And once I hand in, I get to go home for the winter holidays. Looking forward to that. BUT TILL THEN, WISH ME LUCK ON MY DEADLINE.

You'd think I'd learn to do my work on time 8|;

purapea: (misc; lizard; :P)
It has been one of those months that I kept meaning to update LJ but updating LJ would mean I would have to blither on about what has happened in my life, so I don't because I can't be assed to write a super long entry, which just makes it worse because it means I don't update it more and it makes the subsequent LJ entry longer.

SO WE ARE STICKING TO BULLET POINTS FOR NOW and I'm going to post more substantial posts in the future I promise.


• Dyed my forever blonde bit of my hair, blue. (pic here)
• Had an awesome halloween at home with [livejournal.com profile] peypea and [livejournal.com profile] virtualdon where much candy corn and rocky horror was had
• Sold my Kingdom Hearts Keyblades for £145. Fuck YES.
• Finished an art commission for [livejournal.com profile] lynxgriffin that I've been trying to finish for months! Was super proud of it. (it is here)
• Got pissed off at THE DICKS AT DeviantArt, and made a Tumblr to spam with my art instead and to further increase my closet hipster status (which is here)
• Had a break down about university ONLY A MONTH IN (THAT'S A NEW RECORD!)
• Started playing Crowley from Supernatural over at Dear_mun (and I'm probably apping him at [livejournal.com profile] theposthumans)
• Got mild case of flu/really bad cold, which mixed with my anxiety made for the perfect conditions for doing university work (not really)
• Got a load of Christmas shopping done YES I AM EARLY THIS YEAR
• AQUIRED GUINEA PIGS not here, but at my parent's house. They are two boys, and my sister named hers Diego and mine is called Napoleon and is a rosette so has constant bedhead AND HE IS ADORBS (here is a picture Napoleon is the fluffy one)
• Due to cold, had lots of spare time on hands where brain would really only work with watching things. So finished three seasons of The Venture Bros. and Misfits.
• WENT TO SEE THE DOCTOR WHO CAST turn on the Cardiff Christmas lights. IT WAS FAB and fucking cold.
• Was told by my dad that I could use some of my Bermuda savings account to pay for a new laptop since mine is pretty much on its last legs, SO I COULD HAVE A MAC WITHIN THE MONTH SCREAMS.
• Had a counselling review session, and was booked for another six weeks, but I'm showing a LOT of improvement, so we know it's been helping me.
• Made apple cake from the apple tree in our flat's garden. It's fucking delicious.

AND I THINK THAT'S IT. There was some stuff I wanted to go into detail about but whatever, I don't want to be here all evening.

But auugh I am so behind with work. Thanks to procrastination and those couple of days I was really sick I've been thrown off track. I NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK AND STOP GETTING DISTRACTED but I'm working on my grad film tumblr so I need access to internet otherwise I can't do work. And the temptation to look to see who is on AIM or check my flist IS TOO GREAT. Man I suck at this.


purapea: (pet avengers; ms. lion; derp)
I've been doing a LOT OF ART LATELY due to the fact that I now have a daily sketch blog with [livejournal.com profile] ormery now and we are both good at nagging each other for sketches when we've not done them SO I HAVE BEEN DRAWING A LOT. It's nice, and I'm happy to get into the swing of things again. I'm working on a couple commissions right now too which is awesome!

But this is what I wanted to share with you even though about THREE people on my flist will actually find this funny.

to save your flists. HIDEOUS ART UNDER HERE )

Also because this is overdue thank you [livejournal.com profile] batfowl for the paid account ;____; you really didn't have to, BUT IT IS SO APPRECIATED!!!! dfskdgkjnf /throws hearts at you.

There'll be a bigger update tomorrow since I have a couple of things that have happened recently that I want to flail about, but I'm going to leave this post with the majesty that is Pet Adventures. (Did you see what I did there. Did you.)
purapea: (runaways; chase; fist+face=pain)
So since I’ve moved into the house I’ve had an ongoing battle with my internet provider, Virgin. I was recommended them by a couple of people, and since they are the only provider in the area it made sense to go with them.

Let me tell you. Never fucking again.


/flips a fucking table.

/goes to have a fucking cup of tea
purapea: (disney; basil; tiny violin)
So I'm back in Wales, and the first thing I'd like to complain about is how fucking cold it is. Seriously, I've been sharing a bed with [livejournal.com profile] virtualdon and I've still been wearing my Kigu because I've been so cold. And people who own Kigus know those things get pretty warm over time.

The second thing I would like to complain about is Don's neighbor. She lives on the top floor flat, and her bedroom is directly over the top of her below neighbor's bedroom. Now people who know me well enough will know that my BIGGEST PET PEEVE is snoring/heavy breathing. I cannot get to sleep if the room isn't completely silent, and snoring and heavy breathing is the worst noise to my ears. The worst.

So. Her below neighbor is a snorer. A really fucking loud snorer, as I can hear him through the floor clear as a bell, and since he's downstairs, I cannot pelt him with pillows to get him to stop. Trying to go to sleep is like the most traumatic thing you guys because the noise gets progressively louder as I focus on it, until it's almost unbearable and I just want to cry. Last night I went to bed specifically early, so I'd be sleeping BEFORE THE SNORING STARTED. Not two minutes after I climbed into bed. It started. FML.

I've been combating it by listening to floaty nice nice music on my ipod but I don't have ear bud headphones so it makes sleeping really uncomfortable, and because one side of my speakers broke a couple of days ago, I can still hear him snoring through the music.

You have no idea how upsetting snoring is to me you guys, I am so stressed out and I have had to resort to sleeping during the day to get my batteries up to full, functioning mode. I am so glad I am not living on top of that after Friday. SO FUCKING GLAD.

OTHER THAN THAT THOUGH IT IS NICE TO BE BACK IN WALES EVEN THOUGH I AM SORT OF FREAKING OUT OVER FINAL YEAR. I move into my place on Friday, but I have no idea when my internet will be connected but it is my top priority. I can't wait to see [livejournal.com profile] silverbrumby123 again :D I MISSED HER SO MUCH AND WE NEED TO CATCH UP LIKE THREE WEEKS AGO.



... /makes fang icons
purapea: (misc; rainbow dog)
SO I HAVEN'T UPDATED IN A WHILE. That's mostly because I've been working every day and passing out at incredibly early times for me, so I've not been doing much.

It seems that the sales post was sort of a failure too, since I only sold to people I know, and the only one who was interested in other stuff dropped out soon after agreeing to pay for stuff (why would you do that?) I'm glad that I worked as much as I did last week, because I definitely have enough for my Rent/Deposit, and I also have a little left over that will be going toward food for the first two weeks that I'm not in classes/have my loan. But it's really upsetting that the amount of work I put into that sort of amounted to nothing. :I

I also had enough to buy myself a KIGU and I have been wearing it pretty much every day since I got it because my room is so motherfucking cold.


My sister Hannah ended up getting a normal panda, and when we're both wearing them we'll chest bump and be all PANDA PALS!!! and it's sort of ridiculous. I love her to bits though lmfao.

AND NOW IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!! Time to move all my junk back up to Wales with my parents. I'm not actually moving into my place till the 1st of October, but [livejournal.com profile] virtualdon is letting me store my stuff at her house whilst we wait for my lease to start, which is very nice of her. I would've been moving around the first, but my Dad couldn't get that time off work, so the 26th it shall be. BUT it'll be nice to see her whilst we wait! We're hopefully going to marathon a few TV series because we're awesome like that and try and ignore all my stuff in the corner (omg there is so much of it WHY DO I HAVE SO MUCH STUFF??)

purapea: (pokemon; eeveloution cuddlepuddle)


Jolteon is still my favourite by far.
purapea: (temeraire; maximus; i am adorable)
It took me almost two days but it's finally done! I've finished cataloging and writing up all the stuff I have to sell, and have organized it onto it's own community to save my flist from getting spammed too much.

HERE @ [livejournal.com profile] purasellsstuff

I've got a lot of doujinshi (mostly Axel/Roxas), merchandise from lots of different fandoms (including apparel, figurines plush toys etc), video games, DVDs, manga -- you name it, it's probably there.

I'd really appreciate if you could maybe take a look and think about buying a few items. A lot of it is to go toward rent and food payments for when I get back to university, so no matter how small the purchase it's really going to help me.

Sorry to be begging guys but I'm quite worried and shifting a lot of this stuff would be SO helpful. I'm going to let my flist have at it for a couple of days before I start advertising in communities, so if you see something you want you can nab it before the rest of LJ can see it.

Thanks <3


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