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You guys aren’t going to believe this.

Okay, so I just went without internet for like, two weeks.
Because the people running our connection got a divorce.

A freaking divorce.


And actually, even though I was so excited to make this post throughout the entire internet drought for whatever reason I didn't get around to posting it until now. Not because LJ has been on the fritz, but because I just haven't had the willpower to post anything. ;3;a

But oh~ I kept a log, guys~ A log~

Just to warn everyone, this entry is REALLEH REALLEH LOOOOONG.
If you don't have an hour to spend reading one entry, I suggest you skip over this.

For those of you who plan to actually take my advice:
TL;DR: The people running my previous internet connection decided to see other people. And by other people I mean other people besides their customers. And then they cut off their service and disappeared [probably] to the shadow realm where no one could reach them. The entire rural area of southeast Minnesota is left in a rage, and on a microcosmic level, I am left with severe internet withdrawal. I fill this void in my life with Pokemon and Gurren Lagann. One friend gets married and another turns 20. In other news, Neville Longbottom's a badass, I finished Kaminomi 2, and the new Vocaloid is super cute. One week until living in super lavish campus apartments with awesome people.

Thank you~

Lurora’s Log of Internetlessness

Day One – Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Mood: Slightly Irritated

The internet’s been out since this morning. Mom’s out mowing the lawn and there’s not much to do around here. They’re probably just working on something. I spent most of the day playing Pokémon White and Soul Silver. I found out there’s like, 20-something trainers I skipped battling while exploring southwestern Kanto. Way to go, Self. I don’t want to see any more of that lazy business! Battle everyone! EVERYONE.

I also finally started reading Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex after owning it for over a year. I’m not sure how I feel about psychologically unsound Artemis. He’s kind of… uh… Yeah. I dunno, I’m just so used to him being all ten steps ahead of everyone and being all witty and certain of everything. I like that Mr. Colfer’s been showing us more of Artemis’ imperfections lately, but… well, I’ll keep reading and see where this takes me.

I’m really annoyed that I can’t watch any Initial D, Steins;Gate, or Bokurano today.

Oh, I forgot to tell everyone on LJ about my recent addiction to Initial D. /sob

Day Two – Thursday, July 21, 2011
Mood: Disappoint

Went to Roch with Mom for haircuts and shoppings~ I bought this badass Zekrom figure because it was on clearance at Target for $9 and McDonald’s is stupid and mean and can go suck it. I was so excited to tell everyone about it and give my “Take that!” announcement to McD’s, but then when I got home I was reminded that the internet’s still out. ;;

We went to a play that night called “The Happy Café.” It was silly and about this café with cake so good that it made people experience exaggeratedly drug-like highs. Well, actually it was about greed and how far they’d go to win this money in a cake contest, but… well, the cake was really… I mean, when they heard there was a cake contest they didn’t even think about the cake so much as the presentation of the cake and they had music and strobe lights and smoke and confetti and they were wearing these ridiculous outfits. The music was all deep and booming and was all like, “GOOOOD’S GRAAAAAACE CHOOOOOOCOLATE CAAAAAAKE.”
It’s more entertaining than it sounds, really.

Day Three – Friday, July 22, 2011
Mood: Frustrated

The internet was still out this morning and I was beginning to worry that they’d thought I was doing suspicious things on the internets again. BUT I HADN’T DONE ANYTHING AND I’M PRETTY SURE YAOI ISN’T ILLEGAL YET, SO I kept thinking maybe they’d figure out someone else was doing it and not me, since they seem to figure it out by just turning off internets and seeing if the stupidly high amount of bandwidth stops going through. Mom tried calling our ISP again before going to work, and no one answered the phone. Again.
When Mom came home for lunch I found out that it wasn’t just us, but all of their clients who were experiencing this internet blackout. No one else had succeeded in getting a hold of them either. Apparently the last monthly bill they’d sent out said something about “Thanks for the thoughts and prayers” and it’s starting to sound like someone died.

I’m beginning to worry that all of my friends who I only have contact with over the net are going to think I’ve dropped off the face of the planet or got a real social life or something. People on LJ and Facebook might not notice, but I’m fairly sure some people on Plurk and MSN have noticed at this point. I called the friend I’m working on the Pokémon parody video with to let her know I’m not ignoring her if she tries to contact me on FB. She let me know that she’s been having some luck finding people to help. It was nice to actually hear some good news.

Got home from work and asked Mom if she’d found out anything else about the internet problem while she was at work. I guess the guy who runs the connection was two-timing his wife and got kicked out. Not sure what’s going to happen now since they ran the internet service together. I keep thinking that’s really unprofessional of them and that they should tell us before cutting our connection, home problems or not. B|

Withdrawal’s setting in. Gurren Lagann and Pokémon have proven to be good distractions. Watching episode 8 of GL makes my problems seem insignificant. Losing the will to type proper sentences.

Day Four – Saturday, July 23, 2011
Mood: Happeh~

A friend who I go to church with and went to elementary/middle/high school with and who was a coworker of mine for a short time had her wedding today~ She married this guy she met on a mission trip in New York. He’s super nice and sdfjlsfjsldkfj HE LOOKED SO NERVOUS AND EXCITE AND HAPPY AND ADORABLE WHEN HE WAS WAITING FOR HER TO COME DOWN THE AISLE AAAAAAAAAH. ;3;

It was like the most adorable moe-moe thing I’ve ever seen in real life. ;;


Their families are both fairly well-off and it was a pretty big, fancy affair. The reception had prime rib and chicken... Italian something with ham on it that I don’t remember the name of. Like… prosciutto or something. I apologize if I just accidentally wrote the Italian word for prostitute instead of an actual food. OTL

Anyway, I was more than distracted enough to not worry about the internets.

Day Five – Sunday, July 24, 2011
Mood: Okay

I think I’m starting to get used to this internetlessness thing. I still really wish there was some way I could tell everyone what happened, but other than that I think I’m good. I’ve decided to take this as an opportunity to work on making an EV trained team on Heart Gold. I played some Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box instead. Interesting how that works.

Also, I’ve decided to put off my cosplay some more since every time I look at the pattern I’m using I end up so completely confused and overwhelmed that I don’t get anything done other than asking Mom futile questions. She doesn’t know any more about sewing than I do. I’ll have to wait and ask someone who knows more about it.

After church I was reminded that I’m supposed to have a bon fire. It’s been tentatively scheduled for Wednesday. Maybe.

And a few of us at church were discussing having a get-together to play/battle/trade Pokémon. I approve of this, but it’s looking like if we do that we’ll have to do it at my house too since the other people… um… can’t. One of them because I don’t know his family that well and he has a fair amount of siblings and pets that would make it impractical, another because, well, I don’t really know why, but to be honest I don’t know where he lives so I’m okay with not having it there, and the third because his parents don’t want him playing Pokémon in the first place. 8|


Day Six – Monday, July 25, 2011
Mood: Meh

It’s been almost a week since the internet went out. We’ve given up on even turning on the computer at this point. I started writing this log on my laptop, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I don’t end up getting an internet connection until school starts again. I feel kind of disconnected from the world right now, especially with not being able to contact people on Facebook who I actually know in person but just live like, 30 minutes to an hour away. There’s no cell phone reception here and I’m fail at talking on the phone anyway, so… yeeeeah.

I started writing this log today too, since I began to think, “OH HEY THIS IS LASTING MORE THAN THREE DAYS IT’S ALMOST LIKE I’M SHIPWRECKED.” But it didn’t turn out as melodramatic as I’d hoped it would. I guess I’ve had a lot of stuff going on.
I got stuck in Professor Layton trying to find the last photo scrap in Folsense so I’m gonna go see if I can actually get one of my summer goals done today instead. Yep.

Day Seven – Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Mood: Okay

Looking forward to a bonfire tomorrow if it doesn’t rain~ And gotta wrap my friend’s birthday present before she gets here and sees it by accident. I got her Ponyo because it’s super adorable and I think she’d love it. She’s not big on anime, but she really loves cartoons and animals and Disney-type things, so I think she’ll enjoy Ponyo~ =3=

Mom’s waiting for the phone bill to come since they always advertise their internet service there, and, well, we’re in the market for internets again. HURRY, MR. PHONE BILL. ;3;

Caught a jackton of Ditto yesterday. I’m trying to collect a Ditto of each nature for breeding purposes, and I have most of them, but I still need Lonely, Mild, and Modest. There’s two other natures I need too, but they’re both for natures that don’t benefit any stats, so I don’t feel like they’re important. I’m hoping I can get around to breeding soon, preferably before the enabling of my friend, which might be Friday now. Hm.

Day Eight – Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Mood: Yaaaaaay~

Well, it was supposed to rain today, and it did, but not during the fire so YEEEEEEEEAH SUCK IT SKY. Sky the literal sky not Sky the friend sitting next to me and totally not reading about her birthday present on the previous page.


Oh, and I caught one of every Ditto except the Lonely one, but I’m beginning to think there’s a reason it’s lonely. B|


Gonna kick some ass man. I am excite.

The family went shopping again today, but for food and stuffs for the fire and yeah. That’s it.

Not much to write about todays.

Day Nine – Thursday, July 28, 2011
Mood: /shrug

Mom called some different internet peoples today. It’s about time. I guess we’re getting Century Link on August 2nd-ish. I texted a friend today, or more specifically, I texted the only friend who I only know online whose number I have. I was hoping she could tell you all that I didn’t die, but it turns out she’s not in contact with anyone from before at all. ;;

That’s it. I’ve decided I’m putting my cell phone number on my contact post after this. I WILL NOT BE SILENCED.

I hope no one’s worrying too much. ;;

I mean, I hope you’re worrying because that means you care, butbut YOU GET IT OKAY. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW I’M NOT DEAD. ;;

Tried planning that Pokémon thing, but half of us are busy so… yeah. The friend I’m enabling offered to battle me just on his own. The only thing is that he’s a guy and it’d be weird to have just one guy over. Things like that put thoughts in people’s heads. =n=a
Then again, half my family thinks he likes me anyway even though he’s obviously all crushin’ over my BFF Bri (and they are totally adorbs together, just so you know). SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST SO BLIND. GEEZ.

But it’s been a really long time since I’ve had a Pokémon battle with someone. ;3; Not since trolling Carl with Beato the Ninetales, I think. (Just now realizing I don’t even remember who won that battle.)

But still working on my team~ I planned out who I want on it, now I just have to do the breeding and training. /o/

Day Ten – Friday, July 29, 2011
Mood: Somewhat disappoint, but mostly excite~?

No battling today. I got a call from someone at work and I’m closing for them tonight. We don’t know when we’re rescheduling for the battle. Hm. Gives me more time to get a team ready, I guess~ /o/

Sky’s birthday party tomorroooow~ /o/

I finished her card after lunch today and I’m actually quite happy with how it came out considering I couldn’t look up any picture references on the internets. She’s the friend who likes horses so I just draw her horses on her cards now, I guess. =3=a

But anyway, we’re going to see Harry Potter tomorrow, so YEEEEEEEEEEAH. \o/

Day Eleven – Saturday, July 30, 2011


Going to eat pizza and go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2. I haven’t seen part 1 or even Harry Potter 5 or 6, but THAT’S OKAY I’M SURE IT’LL BE AWESOME ANYWAY. /o/

Okay that’s about it I guess. =3=a

Day Twelve – Sunday, July 31, 2011

Had to open at work today from 6 to 2. SLEEEEEEEEEEP. I SUMMON THEE. /flops

Oh, and Harry Potter was awesome okay sleeping for reals now.

Day Thirteen – Monday, August 1, 2011

INTERNET COMES BACK TOMORROW. The router was delivered but we’re not supposed to connect it until tomorrow so okaaaay~!
I’m kinda sad though because I’m pretty sure I’m missing the deadline for the August release donations on Colors, but who cares because YEAH INTERNETS TOMORROWS.

Oh, and now it’s looking like I’ll probably be battling Pokemans with my friend tomorrow too~ I’ll still have to use my regular team instead of my trained one since it’s not done yet, but he doesn’t EV train anyway, so whatever. …Though honestly I feel like this will be more about luck than about skill, but okay. 8|a

Day Fourteen Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Mood: Anxious


Can't hook up until after 7:00pm so HURRY UP TIME GO FASTER.

Ended up not battling Pokemon again. He ended up backing out because of family business... and by business I mean more like busy-ness, and less like whatever a mafia does. 8|a

This actually makes me feel better about flaking out on him though, so okay~

Oh, and I heard another rumor about the previous internet peoples that it was actually the lady that was off with someone else? I guess at this point I don't really care anymore, I'm just pissed they suddenly decided their customers didn't matter anymore. /bitter

Well, at least now I'll be able to use Piapro at home without having to worry about looking suspicious.

Aaaand I've been watching Pani Poni Dash again too~ 8D

See you tonight, everyone!

Here ends the Log.

So... yeah.


I don't want to talk about it anymore. ;;


No idea what her voice sounds like though. I tried looking up a demo on YouTube, but it gave me the demo for the new Korean Vocaloid instead? ._.

Aaaand I finished The World God Only Knows season 2~ /o/
The last arc was so cute laksdjfkdj ;3;
And I thought the finale was better for season 2 than it was for season 1. I mean, it was still a Keima-centric episode, but it drew me in more than the season 1 finale that was just all, "LOOK, MORTALS. GAZE UPON THE GOD OF CONQUEST AT WORK." It still wasn't a spectacular ending, but I need to stop expecting everything to end like Higurashi Kai and Princess Tutu and Gurren Lagann ended. "OTL

Though somehow I feel much more fulfilled by the arc endings than the season endings in Kaminomi. ;3;a


Also, I really want to cosplay Elsie now like burning.

Hello 1:00am. I'm-a go sleep now~
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