Solutions!

Mar. 11th, 2013 11:50 pm
keiji_miashin: Train Tunnel in Kleven, Ukraine (Tunnel of Love)
So a quick update since my last post a... month ago. Wow.

I went to the optician who looked at my eye with three different cameras, one of which required the use of dye that had me literally seeing everything in red and feeling nauseous from all the bright flashing lights, and he told me that the back of my left eye was being pushed from behind and flattened.

At the same time he asked me about any other symptoms I may or may not have been having, at which point I had also mentioned that I felt a pressure in my left ear. It felt as if there was some water trapped in it and I could hear my heartbeat quite loudly but had been ignoring/pushing through it since I'd always had sensitive ears and had thought it would pass.

The optician told me that he could not see anything wrong with my eye itself and that the symptoms were resulting from something deeper in my head. He set me up with a Neurologist as well as an appointment to get a CT scan of my head.

This of course took the better part of a week and a half, during which all I could think of was 'there's something in my head, la la la.'

Anyway, come time for my neurology appointment, my CT scan's come back clean (yay) but my symptoms had actually worsened. The pounding in my ear was so loud by then that I had trouble falling asleep because of it. The Neurologist, and awesome lady by the name of Dr. Patterson, took note of my symptoms, came up with a tentative diagnosis, and then sent me off to get an MRI of my ear (more detail than CT to make sure that the ear and eye symptoms were connected/not connected) and a Lumbar Puncture to check her diagnosis.

The MRI came back also clean (yay again)...
The Lumbar Puncture was last Tuesday.

Let me say that if anyone tells you an LP is a quick procedure and you can be active again after a day of rest is a dirty filthy liar.

The LP did confirm the doctor's diagnosis. It also left me almost incapable of moving for three days, due to a combination of sever back pain and crippling headaches and endless nausea, after which my Mom drove me to an 'emergency' appointment with my Neurologist. It was a 30 min. drive and I managed to fill 3 plastic bags full of bile along the way, which I'm actually honestly impressed with since I hadn't had anything but water for the past two days due to my nausea and not being able to sit up to eat.

After checking me over the doctor said that my continued and sever symptoms came from the fact that the site of the LP was still leaking spinal fluid (FFFFFffff!) and that was causing fluid to build up inside my abdominal area. This combined with the nausea from the headaches (which themselves were a result due to the decrease of the spinal fluid) had pretty much left my back in a cramp.

She prescribed me medicine to help with the nausea, a set of muscle relaxants, and caffeine to fight off the headaches (that last one was actually a big deal since I don't drink any coffee, tea, sodas, or other caffeinated beverages). After a day on the medicines and being able to actually keep some food in me I was finally starting to feel slightly better.

Still, tonight's the first night that my back/head have felt good enough for me to sit in front of a PC and type a lot.

The cause for all this?

My diagnosis is 'benign hypercranial tension.' Which means that my body either produces too much spinal brain fluid, or does not absorb back enough, which leads to a build up in pressure. And it was that pressure that was affecting my eye sight and which I was feeling in my left ear. The caffeine helps my headaches because they are a result of the absence of pressure and it kicks it back up. Once my spine stops leaking and the headaches fade I have to take two honking huge horse pills a day to keep the fluid production/retention in check.

Alternatively... the doctor said that weight is a major impact on this condition and that if I lost it I might not have to take pills to keep the pressure within a 'harmless' range.

I had stuff planned for this week (mainly writing!) but I've obviously not been able to get around to it due to these reasons. Now I'm hoping that my symptoms will clear up within the next few days because me and my Mom are going oversees and if car rides can leave me feeling ill I don't want to know what a plane ride will do.

On the flipside, cut off from the internet, I'll be able to do a whole plenty lot of writing then.
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So the last day or so has been horrible for me.

I went to the optician yesterday for a regular check because I needed a new pair of glasses and I had thought my diobtry had changed slightly. But as they are running the regular check (cover one eye and read the letters with the other) we discover that my left eye is abnormally worse compared to my last time there. Turns out my 'slight change' was all in my left and I'd never noticed because my right eye was compensating.

What had seemed like a slight blurryness to me turned out to be the result of my left eye completely reversing it's diobtry (from + to -).

So they dilated my pupils and snapped a pic of my left retina, which showed what my doctor called 'striations.' He had no clue what they were or meant but was very concerned at the amount of change in my vision.

So instead of a new pair of glasses I left out with an appointment for the 14th with a retinologist the next town over and have pretty much been an anxious wreck over this since then.

I tried googling what 'striations on the retina' could mean but haven't found anything.

Happy Valentines Day! :(
keiji_miashin: (White Knight Chronicles)
So I taught my sister how to play Monopoly today...

And she beat me. *sigh*

We were playing on my WoW board, and I blame a particularly long run of bad luck for my ultimate loss. Hell I owned all the properties on a whole half of the board (except the utilities and transit, Analin had those) and had villages on 8 of them and she would always get a lucky roll and skip right on over them. I think for the whole game she paid me rent about 8 times, and only one of those was for a property with a village on it.

I on the other hand, failed to reach 'Go' three times in a row because I always landed on the go to jail space. T_T

We weren't able to finish the game all the way through, I had to pack up and get ready for work, so at the final victory was decided by money and property values. I had 3,842G and she had 3,955G at the end.

Still, I'm kind of glad she won. This is one of the first board games she's ever really sat down and played seriously, and I'm glad that she's going to carry a favorable impression from this. I'm all too familiar with how a first time loss can sower people off of playing. Now I know that she'll be game for playing again.

Miashin: 0
Analin: 1
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Here have you some Icons!

I bring you one Squall Icon, the kind of which just about everyone and their grandmother has made one of.
One random icon of a butterfly.
And Below the cut, 19 FFVIX icons.

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Final Fantasy XIV )
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A secret santa exchange fic. This one goes out to [livejournal.com profile] raikune at the IchiHitsu comm. Her prompts were 1. out of the blue and into the black, 2. you're too close, and 3. snowcone. I started with two, ended up with three, and then the fic turned into an amoeba and ate the one I was writing for Hitsugaya's birthday and managed to work prompt 1 in there along the way.

Hope you like it, Raikune.

Title: Daiguren

Warnings: Story was too long and LJ demanded I cut it into two posts. POV changes at the beginning and end and a bit of gore just before the end.

Italics is flashbacks, not always to the same time period. Normal setting is a post Winter War AU, Aizen's dead, Ichigo's dead (in the shinigami sense of the term), and some other stuff's happened along the way. The two songs Hyorinmaru sings are traditional Japanese songs, according to my research.

Pairings: Nothing besides the IchiHitsu.

Daiguren Hyorinmaru )

On to part two.
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Doing a meme purely for the sake of procrastination. XD

First, write down the names of 12 characters. Me, I just chose the first twelve characters that came to mind...which are from varying fandoms. Then read and answer the questions. You can't look at the questions (or click on the cut) until you write down the 12 characters you're going to use. Here are mine.

1. Kai (Beyblade)
2. Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
3. Renji (Bleach)
4. Yuna (Final Fantasy X, X-2)
5. Urahara (Bleach)
6. Tifa (Final Fantasy VII)
7. Jounouchi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
8. Hitsugaya (Bleach)
9. Malik (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
10. Ichigo (Bleach)
11. Winry (Fullmetal Alchemist)
12. Aizen (Bleach)

Click for the Questions )
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Series: Verisimilitude
Book: Invasion
Chapter: Chapter 5
Title: Enemy Victory
Author: Keiji Miashin
Fandom: Sonic the Hedgehog
Type: Fanfic
Rating: T for Teens
Warnings/Spoilers: Gen/Pre-Slash. Violence, light gore, and cursing.
Disclaimer: I do not own Sonic the Hedgehog, or any of the other character from this franchise. They belong to Sega and the people that created them. This is a work of fan-written fiction by Stari Zmaj studios and is in no way being used to make monetary profits.
Story Summary: Strange events are happening all around Mobius, not that Shadow cares any. What he's interested in is some payback against Chaos. Elsewhere Amy and Knuckles find themselves in surprisingly comfortable activity.
Chapter Summary: An updated on Amy and Knuckles and Shadow vs Chaos, round two. Now with MORE electricity.

Chapter 5: Enemy Victory )

Chapter 4: Chaos Match
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I'll archive all my Sonic the Hedgehog fanfiction in this post. For now, this only refers to my Verisimilitude series, although I hope to be inspired to write much more for this fandom as time goes by. After all, I grew up with Sonic the Hedgehog. ^_^

Cut for Cuts Sake )
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Series: Verisimilitude
Book: Invasion
Chapter: Chaos Match
Author: Keiji Miashin
Fandom: Sonic the Hedgehog
Type: Fanfic
Rating: E (Everyone)
Warnings/Spoilers: Gen/Pre-slash. Beware of foul language and violence in this chapter.
Disclaimer: I do not own Sonic the Hedgehog, or any of the other character from this franchise. They belong to Sega and the people that created them. This is a work of fan-written fiction and is in no way being used to make monetary profits.
Story Summary: All Shadow wanted was to be given some peace. Count on good old Robotnik to just not let the black hedgehog be, especially when he has the need to show of his new pet, Chaos. Now that he's survived his close encounter with Chaos AND the Black Arms, what's there to do?
Chapter Summary:

Chapter 4: Chaos Match )

Author's Notes: The Third Era of Mobious

The Third Era of Mobius provides very little concrete history for scientist to study due to the fact that so little of its great length is recorded. The skills of reading and writing were only retained by a select few, like religious groups and organizational leaders, and their records are often extremely and heavily biased.

The unique conditions of the Third Era, being an extremely long dark age, has lead to this time period being more well known for all its legends and fantastic stories then anything else. The greatest epics and works of storytelling originate from this era.

Another major impact this era had on future development was the fact that it evened the playing field for all the races. The world was no longer ruled by a select group or race, with the rest having to fend for themselves. Everybody was in the same boat. So when human’s initiated the great Renaissance, all the races quickly caught onto the development, benefited, and participated in it.

Chapter 3: Plague and Madness | Chapter 5: Enemy Victory
keiji_miashin: Spaceshuttle Enterprise passing by the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River, New York (Default)
Series: Verisimilitude
Book: Invasion
Chapter: Plague and Madness
Author: Keiji Miashin
Fandom: Sonic the Hedgehog
Type: Fanfic
Rating: E (Everyone, some language/situations not appropriate for kids)
Warnings/Spoilers: Gen/Pre-slash. There's light gore, swearing, and insanity. WHS is an actual real world disease that hedgehog's can suffer from.
Story Summary: All Shadow wanted was to be given some peace. Count on good old Robotnik to just not let the black hedgehog be, especially when he has the need to show of his new pet, Chaos. Between the water monster and the invasion of the Black Arms, will Shadow even bother getting involved?
Chapter Summary: Shadow faces a plague on all hedgehogs.

Chapter 3: Plague and Madness )

Author's Notes: The Second Era of Mobius

Next to the passing of time, the Second Era is the biggest reason why so little is known off the First.

After the people of the First Era died out two races laid claim on the remnants of their cities and technologies. These two races were the Serpents and the Avians. Neither took well to the other trying to outdo them, and before long the two were fighting a bitter war against each other.

What remnants of the First Era weren’t destroyed by the fighting were jealously guarded by each race, which in time began destroying this material to keep the other side from gaining it.

Thus the Second Era is by far the shortest of all the Era’s lasting only a bare 2000 years before the Serpents and Avians had managed to decimate each other, and the rest of Mobius, to the point that neither side could keep on fighting any longer.

Because of this war, the great number of lives it took, and the fact that through it almost all the technology of the First Era was lost, a great dark age took over Mobius.

Chapter 2: Dreams of Disaster | Chapter 4: Chaos Match
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Series: Verisimilitude
Book: Invasion
Chapter: Dreams of Disaster
Author: Keiji Miashin
Fandom: Sonic the Hedgehog
Type: Fanfic
Rating: E (Everyone, some language/situations not appropriate for kids)
Warnings/Spoilers: Gen/Pre-slash. There's light gore and swearing, you should also know who the Black Arms are if you don't want this chapter spoiling anything.
Story Summary: All Shadow wanted was to be given some peace. Count on good old Robotnik to just not let the black hedgehog be, especially when he has the need to show of his new pet, Chaos. Between the water monster and the invasion of the Black Arms, will Shadow even bother getting involved?
Chapter Summary: Shadow has a very bad night.

Chapter 2: Dreams of Disaster )

Author's Notes: The First Era of Mobious
The First Era of Mobius is the most mysterious division of the planet's history. It is unclear, beyond creationist legends, when the era began, and its identifying feature is the great technological advancement of its people. Who these people were is unknown, though recent research has suggested the Echidna. The one thing that is for certain is that they were neither avian, serpent, or human. All three had their glory days in different era’s and in the case of the avians and serpents their records constantly refer back to the race of the First Era.

What remains of the First Era today are scattered ruins of once grand cities. Beyond that the only other information that exists of this time period are either legends passed on orally, or what the people of the second era wrote. Neither source is very complete or trustworthy.

One thing that scientists know a great deal about, and thus the most well recorded part of the era, is its end. Every story, though they all are slightly different, mentions a dark star that rained chaos upon the world and brought a great plague that destroyed the people of the first Era.

Notably, such places as Mystic Ruins, and the fabled Angel Island are remnants of this time period.

Chapter 1: Cries in the Night | Chapter 3: Plague and Madness
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Title: Ancient's Revenge
Author: Miashin
Fandom: Digimon
Type: Fanfiction
Rating: E for Everyone, might not be appropriate for the squeemish.
Warnings/Spoilers: You need to have finished watching both the first and second season of digimon to understand this story.
Disclaimer: Digimon is copyrighted to Toei, Bandai, and all the other companies and people that have stocks and ownership of the brand and merchandise. This story is purely a fanmade work and is not used to make any sort of monetary gain.
Summary: Season 02 fic. From what was the digital world created? Did a similar world exist before and if it did what happened to it? Ancient evils awaken and the DigiDestined are forced to fight a being that is as old as humanity itself. To the victor goes the world!
Chapter Summary: Something old is set loose.
Author's Notes: This story is set at the end of season two. The only thing that places it into an alternate universe is the fact that the last episode of Zero Two is disregarded, thus the story presence an alternate version of future events.

Prologue: Set Free )
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Title: Verisimilitude: Invasion
Chapter Title: Chapter 1: Cries in the Night
Author: Keiji Miashin
Fandom: Sonic the Hedgehog
Type: Fanfic
Rating: E (Everyone, some language/situations not appropriate for kids)
Warnings/Spoilers: Gen/Pre-slash. You should probably know who Metal Sonic is before reading this.
Disclaimer: I do not own the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise or any of its characters. I'd like to think that I own the (slight) alternate universe presented here though.
Story Summary: All Shadow wanted was to be given some peace. Count on good old Robotnik to just not let the black hedgehog be, especially when he has the need to show of his new pet, Chaos. Between the water monster and the invasion of the Black Arms, will Shadow even bother getting involved?
Chapter Summary: A beast is released and a lost soul cries out in the night at the approaching doom.

Chapter 1: Cries in the Night )

Author's Notes: The History Mobius

The written, or at least partially known, history of Mobius is divided into four Eras. Of the First Era little is known, not even how long it lasted, though popular theory and belief has it as the second longest. The only things that remain are a few scattered records of a great disaster and the weeping remains of what must have once been a great civilization on par or surpassing the one of today.

The Second Era was the shortest of all. Marked by one long and bloody war. As of two hundred years ago, the Fourth Era has surpassed it in length.

The Third Era came as a repercussion of the war of the Second. Lasting the longest it was a purgatory of the dark ages.

The Fourth Era begins with the great renaissance, and encompasses the present times.

Prologue: Glimpse of a Flashback | Chapter 2: Dreams of Disaster
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Seires: Verisimilitude
Book: Invasion
Chapter: Prologue; Glimpse of a Flashback
Author: Keiji Miashin
Fandom: Sonic the Hedgehog
Type: Fanfic
Rating: K&E (Kids and Everyone)
Warnings/Spoilers: Gen/Pre-slash
Disclaimer: I do not own the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise or any of its characters. I'd like to think that I own the (slight) alternate universe presented here though.
Story Summary: All Shadow wanted was to be given some peace. Count on good old Robotnik to just not let the black hedgehog be, especially when he has the need to show of his new pet, Chaos. Between the water monster and the invasion of the Black Arms, will Shadow even bother getting involved?
Chapter Summary: It's hard to find a good beginning for a story that spans multiple ages and thousands of years. But as the main telling comes from Shadow's point of view, the meeting that would eventually lead to his existence is as good as any place to Start.

Prologue: Glimpse of a Flashback )

Author's Notes: The story itself is loosely based on the Sonic Adventure games and Sonic X…extremely loosely. Some thing are the same, some are VERY different. Also note that italicized dialogue signifies a character speaking in a different language. This is something I took from the original Japanese versions of Sonic X, in which sonic randomly says things in English. I kind of took that idea and played with it so whenever Sonic says something like “Of course!” note the italics and that none of the characters, except for Knuckles and Tails know what he’s actually saying. Knuckles knows because he’s familiar with the language, Tail’s just because he’s been around Sonic so long he can get the basic gist of the meaning.

Chapter 1: Cries in the Night
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Title: The Balloon Guard
Author: Keiji Miashin
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh, original series
Type: Fanfiction
Rating: KE (Safe for Kids and Everyone)
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: I don't own the creative property that is Yu-Gi-Oh! This fiction is written for non-profit creative entertainment.
Summary: A little story of how Mokuba get's Seto to remember the importance of family during New Years.

The Balloon Guard (One Shot) )
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