It's basically a dinky little one-bedroom apartment (neither my roommate nor I wanted to share a bedroom, so we just decided the living room is also a bedroom); by material standards it's the worst place I've lived. But. It's so nice to live somewhere that isn't basically a glorified dorm (the other building literally only had college students living in it, it came partially furnished . . . like, seriously, it was a dorm). It's nice to live in a building that has real people living in it. It makes me feel like an actual adult human being and all that jazz.
It also doesn't hurt that my roommate is absolutely as batshit as I am. It was really uncomfortable having to share a room with normal people. XP
The only problem is that we had to get rid of our microwave because roaches were nesting in it. Consider that for a moment. INSECTS WERE LIVING IN OUR MICROWAVE. There were tons of them, and the very day we got rid of it they all disappeared. But that does leave me microwave-less until we get a replacement.
★ Fuck this. Seriously, forget I ever said it. I did enjoy being in fandom before I got all . . . weird over it, and I want that back. I have a lot of things I want to squee over with other people, and things I want to write, and things I want to draw. And it's going to be a lot of fun! Because I'm not going to let it not be.
The trick is to not feel obligated to do things I don't want to. What led to me getting out of shape about fandom was when I got into Hetalia fandom. Don't get me wrong --- I adore this series. I adore a lot of the fanworks I've seen for it. But the truth is, for whatever reason, I have very little interest in, say, writing fanfic about these characters. I like reading others' fics! But writing my own . . . not so much. I love Hetalia because I'm a history person, but that may be part of why I can't write it. Every time I think of writing a serious fic, I consider the amount of research I would feel obligated to do, and it's staggering.
★ And speaking of fannish things, I watched Korra.
The first time I watched it, I was like, "Fuck this shit; this is boring." And then when I watched it again I loved it. <-- I seem to have this reaction to a lot of things. Almost everything I like is also something I hated the first time I saw it.
★ I miss Naruto fandom. I miss you guys so much that I'm seriously rereading this manga for you. I AM A MARTYR OR SOMETHING SERIOUSLY HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I PUT MYSELF THROUGH THIS BULLSHIT. But when I'm done I'll get to write lots of Sandsibs and Uchihas, and that makes it all worth it.
★ It is so hot here I think I'm going to die. The heat is sapping every last ounce of my life force. I can't wait for it to be fall already. Fall is my favorite season anyway, but in this case I'm ecstatic about it.