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I've grown increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of random people who I don't know reading my journal, and since I've been finding myself f-locking almost every entry as of late anyway, I thought it was high time I went friends-only. I'm always open to new friends, so if you'd like me to add you, please comment here, and I'm likely to add you. I have no requirements for adding, just comment first and tell me who you are and where you know me from, and we'll go from there. If you add me, it'd be nice to hear from you once in a while!

Since I'm locking up the shop, you can't really tell much about me or about what you'll find on this journal. What you'll see if we're not LJ pals is my fandom stuff--fanfiction, FSTs, icons, and the occasional AMV. If you add me, you're going to see a lot of other things as well. So I'll go ahead and tell you a little bit about myself!

! My name is Anna, but you can call me Nana. So different, right? Nicknames I've used in the past include Anya, Anapi, Rei, Smap, Ee-nee and Spoon. My mom calls me Princess and my fiance calls me Sexyface. My sister calls me Bitchjerk, and my kitten calls me That Mean Lady Who Won't Let Me Chew On Her Computer Cable.

@ My birthday is May 20th, 1988. As my age is obviously subject to change, I'll leave it at that.

# I live in New York City--just now I'm in Brooklyn, but I grew up in Manhattan. I am jokingly elitist about my city. I do think it's a magnificent place and I am incredibly grateful to have grown up there, but hey, other places are pretty excellent too!

$ I am engaged to an awesome guy named Erik (templar1138). We met during our first year of college, at a LARP. I'm not normally into LARP, and have since decided that it really isn't for me, but I wanted to try something new, and he was into it. After a session or two we got to talking, and he was absolutely appalled that I'd never seen Star Wars, and he had to personally remedy this. He proposed to be on our second anniversary, and it remains one of the best memories of my entire life.

% I live with my grandmother (Diana), and my sister (Katya), while I'm going to graduate school. When I'm not at school I live up in White Lake, NY with my mother (Michele) my stepfather (David), Katya, and my brother (Lukas). We also have four cats (Diego, Seamus, Delilah, and Stella) and three rabbits (Johnny, Pandora, and Penelope.) I have a stepbrother (Davis) who recently moved to Canada, and my dad (Wolf) and his wife (Beth) live in Maryland with their two young daughters, Greta and Elsa. Greta called me Ee-nee, for some reason.

^ I write. A lot. If you add me, expect to see fanfiction and original fiction popping up from time to time. On this journal I'm currently posting my 2009 NaNoWriMo novel--it's about a woman named Rhiannon who can give people any disease she wants to by touching them.

& I am the creator and moderator of two Yu-Gi-Oh GX communities, 20_kuribohs and gx_contest. I used to run dn_contest, and it ran for nearly 100 weeks before I ended up having to close it down.

* I use this journal to talk about a lot of really personal stuff, and that's a big part of why I'm f-locking from now on. LJ for me is like free therapy, so while I've got a lot of fun stuff up here too, if you add me you're going to hear about a lot of the nonsense and angst that goes through my head. You're going to hear about my mom's health problems and the dynamics of my family, and you're going to hear about my period. Anything particularly long or overemotional will usually be behind a cut, but just be warned that if you add me, you're going to get to know me.

! I also use this journal to share music. Just about every other entry has a song or two uploaded at the end of it. I'm a music junkie, and I spend a lot of time searching out new things to listen to, so I like sharing the fruits of my labor with my friends.

@ My goals in life include teaching high school English, having lots and lots of babies, and publishing my original fiction. I have a BA in Literature, and wrote my thesis on the representation of tuberculosis in Literature. Right now I am attempting to complete and MSED in Adolescent English Education.

# I don't like to try to judge my own personality, because I know for a fact that I'm no expert on myself. But one thing I can say is that I'm pretty non-aggressive, and I try my best to look at all sides of conflicts and to understand other people's points of view. Not saying I always succeed at this, but getting along with others and making sure everyone is happy is important to me! I promise, I will never intentionally be an asshole!

...and that's about it. If I think of something else that I think you should know before adding me, I'll update this at a later date. I've probably told you more than you need to know anyway. Further information can be found here. Anyway, that's that! Love you guys!
Current Mood: determineddetermined
Francesca Garchitorena: come thread with cautionwriter_craft on January 2nd, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
I shouldn't comment because I'm already in your F-list for two years now but I have to say; it's nice for you to do this because now I can read an autobiographical summary of one of my favorite people in the virtual world! And this in itself is comprehensive enough to encourage people to friend you, no doubt! I look forward to reading more about you in eljay, Nana-san!
templar1138 on January 11th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Y'know, I just discovered that you've posted several entries since this one and I was confused that this still appears to be the most recent, but I just discovered why. The date on this entry is in the year 2020.

This entry is going to show up as your latest one for the next ten years. Awesome.
A Sentient Being: Tea Setalien_infinity on January 18th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
We're already friends, but I was browsing your journal because it is awesome and fun, which I really hope you don't mind, and I came across your "I [anatomically correct heart] NY" icon. Love! I have a "sweetheart" t-shirt which is a shirt with a sucrose molecule with an anatomically correct heart underneath it, hence "sweetheart." I think it's a sucrose molecule, but I know it's some type of sweet sugary molecule of punny goodness.
One sugar cube, two sugar cubes, three sugar cubes: red cupsca_te on March 24th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Hi ^^ Sorry if I appear out of the blue XD I've been writing at dn_contest for quite some time and I thought that it would be nice to be friends with you. We are the same age, and well reading your infos I thought that we could get along well. Is it alright if I add you?
Juliet: Durarara: Eheh ^^tohellwithromeo on April 15th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
Wow, that's a lot to take in!

I've been on dn_contest for a few months now, and I was wondering if I could add you! ^^ You're an awesome person and we have similar goals <3
Cherry-Kate: meyuisan on April 18th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Hello there! I'm not much of an active person when it comes to posting journal entries, but since summer is drawing near for me, I'm about to change that. Anyway, I've been following your old community for awhile now, so I'm familiar with you through there. I understand how annoying it may seem that I would want to be your friend because of that, but I think that you should know that you've been a big part of my inspiration just by running that community. I also took the liberty in reading this, and we do have similar interests and such, so it isn't that I can only relate to you through a fandom! Sorry if this was too long, I just didn't want to seem suspicious or anything. n_n;;
Nana Banana: House and Treespeaky_bean on April 19th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
It's not creepy at all! One of my biggest worries with abandoning the community is that the people involved wouldn't want to talk to me anymore, so it's nice to know that that's not the case! I would love to be friends with you. *adds*
Firewingfire_the_wing on May 21st, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
I kinda jumped the gun and added you already... or requested anyhow. ^^

But I was on dn_contest and I figured having you as a friend would be cool ^^ So's yup! ^^
Helenacheeky_eyes on August 30th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Hey. Lurker/writer from GX here.

I must ask, since your writing/have written a paper on TB in lit have you encountered 'The Chalet School' series by E B Dyer? If you haven't it's quite a good series and it mentions TB quite a bit.
Nana Banana: Look at my torsospeaky_bean on August 30th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
I already wrote the paper a while ago--it was my requirement for graduating college--and I suppose I really should update this post to reflect that. But anyway, I had not heard of that series. Even though I'm done with the project I'm still interested in the topic, so I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Since you're here anyway, and since you seem nice, would you mind terribly if I added you? :D
Helenacheeky_eyes on August 30th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
XD. Not at all. You seem like a greeat person yourself.

And its a sixty book series about a English Boarding School in Austria (well they move a lot but they start there) and there is a lot of focus on health. The headmistriss marries a doctor who speacilises in TB and they remain in close contact with the school. I quite like them, but your only issue is they might be abit hard to find as they started in the 20's and finished in the 60's.
Clarrie: Ruby Carbuncle: Cutenesscrysalice_bell on November 5th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)

Actually I was led here because of 20_kuribohs. *laughs* It took me this very long time to go here because I'm a bit shy in approaching long-time GX writers. Hehe.

So... May I friend you? :3

P.S. By the way, I find it amusing that you have a cat named Pikachu when it is supposedly an electric mouse, of all things. xD
Nana Banana: Seamusspeaky_bean on November 7th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
I'd be happy to add you! It's funny that you say you're nervous about adding long-time GX writers--I only just entered the fandom this summer, and I've only written two fic! XD; I'm quite nervous about approaching anyone else in the fandom! But yes, I'd be happy to add you.

Ahh...Pikachu's dead now. I edited this entry to reflect that. But yes, it was a rather silly name. She was just really angry and snarly, and also yellow.
Clarrie: Judai: Pfft!crysalice_bell on November 7th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Oh. Pardon me then, it didn't seem that way to me when I read your 20_kuribohs Shou fic *laughs* No, really, I'm a little embarrassed now... xD I entered the fandom around summer as well, actually.

Ayah, sorry that I brought it up with thinking, that's two strikes for insensitivity in my part, no? T.T
Eh, well, even if she wasn't a mouse, she's still an electrifying cat if that's so. Hehe.
Nana Banana: Nom nom nomspeaky_bean on November 8th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
XD; It's fine, I'm somewhat honored that you saw me as someone who had any idea what the hell they were doing! No, I'm a total newb. My fandom for about four years was Death Note and I only just started writing fic for anything else. What made you decide to watch GX/join the fandom? For me it was finding an abridged series and becoming vaguely obsessed with Shou. My sister had been trying to get me to watch Duel Monsters for a while, and I decided I would but that I was watching GX first!

Nothing for you to think, I just haven't updated my information in a while. No reason for you to assume it wasn't true. She was a pretty kickass old lady cat, yes. She taught some of our kittens how to get into all kinds of trouble before she died.
♔tomrainbowsquash on January 5th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's Nina/setsurenka.
Add my new LJ?
Ekairidium: Now that is Mcbealismeka_kwentista on September 8th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
Reading about you in this post again after all this years :c You are still one of my favorite people in the world no matter how apart we are in real life :) I'm glad you're doing what you love the most as I am too :D ♥
Nana Banana: Bros Ricin' Brosspeaky_bean on September 27th, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
Aww, it's wonderful to hear from you again! Not everything in this post is still accurate...hearing that someone is actually looking at it is probably a good reason to revise it. XD; That's a really sweet thing for you to say, I think you're fabulous too. I hope everything is going well for you. Are you still in college now, or did you move past that?
Ekairidium: Now that is Mcbealismeka_kwentista on September 28th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
So happy to talk to you again!!! I'm in my senior year for Broadcast Journalism. I'm pursuing writing still; now that I'm Associate Editor for the school paper. I plan to work in print media once I graduate, either in newspapers or magazines :) I only have the second semester and a summer internship left and I'll be graduating soon enough. Life has been good. Um, have you set a date for your wedding...or are you already married? :)
Shadow Wolf Byrdshadowwolf13 on December 19th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Hi! I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that people were saying nice things about you.


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