Life updates! [06 Oct 2014|02:40am]
[ mood | Tipsy ]

So I've really finally settled into my new place and now that I've really gotten to know my new roommates I gotta say, I like them a lot. It turns out we have a lot of stuff in common so I'm doing great!

Though currently, I can feel my fatigue catching up with me because my roomie and her boyfriend and I decided to have two shots of Bacardi and I was the only one who didn't have a chaser (haha, I have balls yo). I usually have a better tolerance to alcohol but mind you having a drink at 2 am when you have a class at 8 is not really the best thing to do but I don't care. I have this urge now to go clubbing since they're playing electronic music but can't. *shrug*

In other news, I found a comment fic meme for the fandom I'm in and I have a million prompts I want to write but so little time! Ahhhhhhhhhhh. But still excited that I'm still writing. Some of the stuff has good ideas but bad (or could be better, to be specific) execution but some actually have surprised me. So there's that.

Still kinda off in terms of trying to get things going for classes (long story) but I hope to change that, soon.

Here's to hoping!

-AY

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Lyrics of the Day [22 Sep 2014|12:11am]
[ mood | pensive ]

Extraordinary
Clean Bandit



You can see there's something in the way
I've tried to show you, my door is open
I don't know how much more I can take
Since you've chosen, to leave me frozen
Am I the only one, who see's what you've become?
Will you drift away?
We're running out of time, two wrongs can make it right
Could I make you stay?
People making choices they can't fake
Sacrifice it all and maybe say

Something extraordinary
Something real (something real)
To fill my days and nights with something
That I can feel (I can feel)
I'm not gonna compromise
Surely you can sympathize?
Say you feel the same

You've wondered down a path I can't explain
Have you seen her, the grass is greener
To let me pass you by would be a shame
If she's your only then why are you lonely?
Cos I'm the only one, who knows the things you've done
I'm so good for you
We're running out of time, two wrongs can make it right
Could I make you do

Something extraordinary
Something real (something real)
To fill my days and nights with something
That I can feel (I can feel)
I'm not gonna compromise
Surely you can sympathise?
Say you feel the same

Just don't say it will be alright
You're not holding yourself in your arms tonight
Don't say it will all be fine
In only a moment you'll say goodbye
I, I, I, I, I, I....
I, I, I, I, I, I....

Something extraordinary
Something real
To fill my days and nights with something
That I can feel (I can feel)

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh (I, I, I, I, I, I....)
(I, I, I, I, I, I..., I...)

Something extraordinary
Something real
To fill my days and nights with something
That I can feel,

Just don't say it will be alright
You're not holding yourself in your arms tonight
Don't say it will all be fine
In only a moment you'll say goodbye


I don't know what it is: maybe it's the actual instrumental of the song or just the chorus but it's making me all...pensive. And it's stuck in my head. It makes me want to write something bittersweet like semisweet chocolate. It tastes good and it's sweet but there's a bit of... not bitterness but more dimension and depth and in terms of writing, sometimes that can have a more angsty/sad flavor and something just more... deep. So, yeah. The damn song is on repeat but it's nice.
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Living Update [19 Sep 2014|04:11am]
[ mood | amused ]

So the last couple of days I've gotten to know my new roommates and they're very interesting people. I got to witness probably one of the most coherent, respectful drunken person in my life (one of my roomie's friends. He was shitfaced yet he was extremely coherent and cognizant of the sound level, it was rather...strange but it was refreshing for a change). Also, the three frozen big bottles of Smirnoff that pretty much took over our freezer is being made room because said roomie and her friends have been drinking it. I'm too tired for vodka right now, if I touch that stuff I'll be out like a light and I have to finish laundry first. *sigh*

Other than that, the new place is rather nice and my other roomie who is sharing the room with me isn't moving in til the weekend so I've had the place all to myself. Which is great.

(I can't be bothered to type correctly at the moment. Sleeping the equivalent of 7 hours of sleep in 2.5 days minus naps does not help.)

My roomie was surprised as I was still up. I am too, if it weren't for the bedsheets I'm washing. (At least it'll be all warm when I go to bed.) Her sister has to be up at 6 am and she was up studying til an hour ago.

All in all, nothing fairly exciting except torrential downpours of the flooding kind. lol Til then.

-AY

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Life updates [14 Sep 2014|05:13am]
[ mood | hungry ]

So moving into the new place has been this... I don't know how to word it this early but it has been mostly exasperating and the target moving date keeps shifting. Mostly to do with some finishing construction stuff and city ordinances and paperwork. Which means I haven't moved in yet and commuting takes forever and is impacting my school work. Not so much I'm in danger but enough to jolt me out of my groove. My section is going to move in soon, not sure when though. But earlier than most of the occupants who are going to be living in the same complex.

Meanwhile, I actually finished a fic. My first, real, fic in 9 years. It's mind boggling. And, it's a first for me, because it's femmeslash, which I never have attempted to write at all. But this came effortlessly so I'm happy.

(I realized I need to make a masterlist post because I have a lot of writing here and some of it is worthy of being read even if it's old. So I'll probably do that.)

Anyway, it's late but I just wanted to yell out that I finally finished something! My muse is crying in sheer joy. That is all.

-AY

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I wrote fic again! [29 Aug 2014|08:56am]
[ mood | creative ]

Well, I have been writing fic, but I just recently finished part of a snippet that I am confident on sharing, which makes me happy as a clam. It's from Star Trek: Enterprise and going to be part of a long fic. Also going to be x-posted to aangsty.

You don't know how it feels to be excited about writing and posting things I'm confident about! I wrote a couple of snippets for other stuff but it's in a (newer for me) part of the Star Trek fandom so I am nervous about that. Anyhow, the fic.


"Man, Darlin', that's so amazing. You know this could come in handy."

Trip couldn't help but give a big grin as T'Pol's eyebrow rose in a confused but intrigued way.

"You know, for days we'd like to have sex but we're too tired otherwise," he answered. "Or for when we don't have a moment for some alone time, let alone a quickie. Stuff like that."

She took in the suggestions for a moment before she moved closer to him, her breath hitting his face. Trip had the sole pleasure seeing her imperceptible half smile and mirth twinkling in her eye. "I believe we would need precise data on all the situations this solution could solve. The ship runs much more efficiently with it's chief engineer and it's science officer working at maximum performance."

Smiling back, Trip gazed at her with his blue eyes, his arm wrapping the blanket over them. "Why, I quite agree with this experiment, T'Pol. We wouldn't want to be working inefficiently when something happens to the ship."

He gave her a chaste kiss on the lips before continuing, "Maybe we could start in the morning?"

Their bodies shifted against each other, finding a comfortable position under the covers.

"That would be agreeable, Trip. Tomorrow morning."

She took her two fingers and gently caressed his cheek. Every time T'Pol did that, the skin under her fingertips left a trail of electricity and a swell of elation and pure contentment. It made Trip happier knowing she could share that with him. He took his own and rubbed it against hers, transmitting one thought across their bond.

I love you.

The sheer amount of love that washed through them made them close their eyes, a blanket of safety and surety. There was tomorrow to look forward to.

-AY

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Time flies! [16 Aug 2014|12:27am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Apparently, I am not used to the whole being windswept in creativity jive I've got going because it's pretty much consumed my time. I mean, I lose track of time and then I forget I have things to do like apartment lease paperwork or course registration stuff and it's driving me nuts (but in a good way)! It's been a long time since I wrote anything much less started getting fic ideas for 30+ things. It's a record for me at this point.

Currently, I have 2 WIPs that might become the basis of my nanowrimo if I don't start active writing on it before November. One is just heartwrenching and I know how it's going to start and end (and has a potential sequel and other oneshot ideas). The other one while it is an WIP, is a bit more closer to my heart and it's just begging to be written. But it's starting to become more of a world-verse than just a multi-chaptered fic.

I desperately want to write right now but I'm sleep deprived and hungry, never good combos. I just had to get all these feels out.

(And the pairing I want to write for? I don't even know where the fandom migrated for it. I've been seeing tumblr for it but I don't want to get a tumblr just for that alone... *sigh*)

Anyway, I'm just really excited that I'm going to be moving into my new place next week and the semester is going to begin soon. It seriously doesn't feel like it! Argh. Being in my own headspace has gotten me off kilter.

One last thing: I got my Precure swag in the mail! I am going to be proudly displaying a poster of the precure leaders in my apartment. Coz I'm awesome.

-AY

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And obviously overdue update! [22 Jul 2014|03:22am]
[ mood | good ]

So much as happened in the last couple of months that I never bothered to come back to update LJ! (How bad is that? LOL)

I have found out that my roommate was not a good person to live with (but an ok person to be a friend with even though she was never much of a friend to me), I joined a few clubs on campus, and I have moved out of the dorm to an actual bonafide apartment! Which I am really really excited about. (My new roommate is a friend I made here who actually reminds me at times of my sister...) I won't move into the place until next month but I am counting the days!

Also, I actually have started to become active in a fandom again. I know I haven't been "officially" announced, but I am part of the CureCast! They are an interesting group of people, that's for sure. Since joining I've been lurking the precure comm. I really want to start some kind of pretty cure fanfiction bigbang/comment fic meme thing going on but don't know where to begin.

I also got a new phone (after ten years, yeah, what?!) and after like... 2-3 years of being on life support for writing, I have actually gotten back into it. And it's all due to rewatching Star Trek again. Well, more precisely, I got a really great set of headphones so I am going through the WHOLE franchise of Star Trek eps. I finished through my 4th watch through of Star Trek: Enterprise and I finished the Original Series. That's where I ended up having my creativity bust out of my body. I already have so many fic ideas running rampant and this idea for a long series... It makes me all excited to be writing again! And I'm writing my first slash fic in close to ten years, another first, but it's invigorating. Writing has been a big part of my life and so when I went through this drought it was like...a part of me got caught off. I realized that during that time I didn't think my own stories weren't worth telling, that I wasn't doing anything in life so I shouldn't chronicle it...but now that I think about it, it was probably the most important time I needed to because how else am I going to explain those dark days to the ones closest to me? Sounds kind of sad and pathetic in hindsight but I know better.

But yes, I am already on the Animated Series and then I'm going to watch the movies (because they're all on netflix) and then I'll start with the remastered version of The Next Generation.

I want to get back into graphics making but I guess I should take things one step at a time, huh? LOL! This burst of creativity is just awesome. Even though I'm writing for one fandom, this fic has elements of a crossover, and it inspired me for other fandoms. It's like this domino effect that keeps cascading into infinity. I really do like it.

Also, this newer version of LJ is interesting... at least the entry making stuff is better than that last time I did this. It's a good thing they've been doing. How odd. Hope it continues!

-AY

PS -- Also, Sailor Moon Crystal is entertaining so far. And very pretty. And Korra is just phenomenal this season and I can't wait for more. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! *remains of my fangirling body here*

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I did it! [06 Jan 2014|11:09pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

I got accepted and I am now going to be moving out into my own place! (Well, kind of.) At least it's a life that's decided all on my own and I get to make all the decisions on my own time. It's a really big deal for me and I'm excited and all nervous all at once.

Sure, I have to get a few things together before I move out, but it's going well! I just hope my roommates are nice people. Even if we don't hang out or talk much, as long as they're pleasant, easy to interact people, I am all good.

So many changes have been happening all at once, it's just overwhelmingly amazing. My friend's are getting married, old friends that were out of touch are now back in reach and it's just very nice you know?

Meanwhile, I haven't had access to all the things I look at on the internet because the laptop I was using basically has a faulty GPU and my own laptop charger is on loan so I can only use mine an hour-ish at a time. Whelp.

Anyhow, I hope to be more active, or at least, write more, and 2014, here I come!

-AY

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Explained Absence: I made some life changing decisions. [28 Feb 2013|10:10am]
[ mood | good ]

I know I've been gone from LJ for awhile (it seems too long, this weird format while updating is making my head hurt) but I have been really busy and I have been reassessing some things about my life.

So I figured out what I want to do in life. And that requires me going to grad school, which was something I didn't think I would do. (I just thought I'd get a bachelor's and that's that.) Also, I have decided to not only start writing again, in real seriousness, but also possibly post some of them online, which I haven't done in close to 2-5 years, if you don't include LJs.

I've been meaning to type this post for awhile but life and sleep got the best of me. But at least now you know I'm alive, ne?

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Vacation Update #1 [27 May 2012|09:18am]
[ mood | good ]

So my vacation has been going pretty smoothly the past couple of weeks. My sister was here for my first week and I think I've watched the most Pretty Cure episodes in my life. This is a feat considering I have never really watched any of the Pretty Cure series before. XD I finished HeartCatch and whatever is out of Smile! Pretty Cure. I actually enjoyed HeartCatch and don't really mind Smile so far, so I'll see how it goes.

Stuff to watch aside, there's one thing that's been bugging me about this vacation. It's something very minor and not much of an annoyance in the big scheme of things, and I can handle without it, but it's snacks.

Yes, snacks.

I'm talking about snacks that people wouldn't really think two winks about, like potato chips and onion rings and sometimes the odd pizza (though I CAN get that here, so it's more like a random craving). What I wouldn't like for two seconds to get my hands on a bag of potato chips. Like there are things I can get here, like fries and pizza, maybe a hamburger, cakes, and what not. But unless I want to go to a store that sells American potato chips (coz I'm pretty sure if I do find potato chips they'll have "interesting" flavors and all I want is plain, salted potato chips) I probably won't be able to find any. *sigh*

Well, it's a small inconvenience for some amazing, yummy, stuff and new foods to try. It's not really such a loss since if I'm craving something else (like fries or pizza), I'm sure I can find it. And there's an abundance on Asian foods as well, so if I wanted my favorite Japanese dish I could get that too.

*sigh*

Well, maybe I can post a great picture here next time. For now, I'm going to head back to bed in about an hour (I have to be up early tomorrow morning) and finish watching Futari wa Pretty Cure.

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Scones and vacations [12 May 2012|09:54pm]

I know I haven't really posted a lot but I'm still alive reading my friends list all the time. The end of last year basically was extremely stressful that I had burn out and took several months to get over.

But in the last half of this year I've actually improved my writing, won an award, and can successfully play piano! My confidence is gaining strength.

Also, my best friend and the love of my life has basically confessed a lot to me and I think we are together again. It makes me feel happy.

The semester has ended but I still have that feeling one gets when you're stuck in vacation limbo: you're on a break and you're allowed to relax but not fully because you'll have to get back to it in a short time. Hopefully this changes next week -- I'm leaving overseas for 50 days and it'll be great. I'm also making chocolate chip orange scones to take so my relatives can experience my baking and maybe help divert them from asking prodding questions about my personal life and marvel at a great life skill I have. XD

I haven't hung out with my sister since she left for vacation and she's treating me to a full blown spa treatment when I get there... I really need one LOL.

I hope I learn more about my family too. Just these couple of months I've learned a lot. I'm not like my dad and how he never really knew much about his family's history and never asking when they were alive.

So here's to creativity, food, and vacations!

(PS: Korra has been a pretty badass show to watch lately. So have the new Thundercats. I'll try to keep up with it while I'm on vacation coz they provide such stimulating yet great escapism as well. So if you haven't, start watching it sometime. It's greeeeaaat!)

-AY

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Post-Paper Recovery [15 Jan 2012|01:10am]
[ mood | okay ]

So that last entry about papers killing me? It did. I ended up with burn out, which somehow I was able to miraculously survive through finals week unscathed but with a bad throat that wouldn't work, and then I spent most of my winter break recovering at first from a bad allergy attack/lack of sleep/bad severely changing weather/being around sick people from class for about 3 and a half weeks. It wasn't until it hit me the middle of last week that I had classes coming up soon and I had to sign up. Usually winter break feels like a long time for me but it flew by because I was recuperating. In fact, I'm taking it fairly easy this semester, even though crunching down would finish up my credits faster.

But in the process of all that burnout, I really started craving some creativity and writing and drawing and designing and all that... So this year, I'm getting in touch with some of it. I started writing a little bit (not a lot, and it's mostly very vague/general) and I drew a bit and I'm trying to come up with a design for my bathroom, which is actually coming along. (I've started getting on an interior design kick... I think if you make the environment around you the way you want it to, it's the step to becoming the person you may want to become, and makes you unique, and you don't have to necessarily follow all those "trends" or do anything long end...) Also, taking a piano class so I hope that works out (I haven't composed music since high school, and that was mostly for music theory class) *cross fingers*. It was either that or guitar but my dad probably wouldn't want me using his guitar and also his is too big for me. (Also, my guitar has been broken for years even though I've been TELLING them to fix it since they said they would. If worse gets to worse, I'll just get one of my cousins to help me with it since they're more knowledgable about guitar repairs than I am.)

Actually started getting into some anime too again (and some manga series) because I've kinda been wanting to watch some for awhile. I'm streaming Princess Jellyfish from Hulu right now, and it's really funny, yet cute and yes weird, but the weirdness is kinda endearing. I actually finished Hikaru no Go, Yu Yu Hakusho, rewatching most of Rurouni Kenshin, most of Shugo Chara! (I read the last couple chapters of the latest manga which the anime doesn't go to its full potential), 75% of Get Backers (I haven't finished it yet), and now almost done with Princess Jellyfish. [This is what I've watched in the last... 5 months? So, not a bad haul for watching.] Anyway, some of the stories made me cry (oh my God, HnK... I don't think I've cried that many episodes over a lovable ghost... Sometimes, if I think hard about how Hikaru felt, it makes me want to cry some more) and some of the themes uplifting (like Shugo Chara), which is making me want to be more creative.

Besides, what are they trying to say about 2012? "The new year, the new you" or "2012: The Year of Change" or "The Year of Choice"... I'll laugh if the advertisers only did that in case if the apocalpyse comes (I highly doubt it -- some kind of change sure, the end of the world? That remains to be seen.) and they want to be seen as "WE TRIED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES, EVEN IF WE ENDED UP PROFITING IN THE FIRST PLACE AND DIDN'T REALLY THINK OF THEM IN MIND".

I digress though. It's time I tried to get back into things, if only to sate myself.

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Papers? I'm done with papers. [27 Nov 2011|08:58pm]
[ mood | tired ]

I think I'm going to end up dying by papers by the end of next week. By then, I'll have finished SEVEN papers and I am seriously ready to pass out everywhere. Hopefully the holiday season will be very rejuvenating.

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Few, Short Thoughts on HP7: Part 2 [15 Jul 2011|03:26am]
[ mood | happy ]

Just finished watching it... Not going to really spoil anything coz there's a lot of stuff going through my head about it but overall I liked it a lot. And yes some things were reworked but not in a way that irked me too much (except one minor thing but *shrug* what can I do about it? lol) and some of the better parts of the book were done justice in the movie, in my opinion.

I do plan on rewatching it because the battle scenes are bad.ass. 'nough said.

There's a full moon tonight which looks absolutely gorgeous to boot. Concidence? Probably. But considering how crazy the whole series is...well. Kind of fitting. That and my voice is hoarse from cheering with the crowd in the theatre.

Good times.

Maybe a more substantial update later.

-AY

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Creative rut, help? [25 Mar 2011|09:37pm]
[ mood | curious for advice ]

I know I've probably gotten really rusty when it comes to creative writing but I've been dying to go at it. I mean, I'm probably reading a lot more fics now than I have in the past, and while I have all these ideas, it just doesn't want to come out more than snippets (or just planned summarized outlines). I mean the other day I was just reading some of the things I wrote in the past and I am amazed of some of the nice phrasing I had, even though I know it came out ofmy head. Probably a bad sign if I'm reacting like that to my own work. So any ideas to jumpstart me back into it?

Also have been dying to make icons/graphics...even though I haven't made any in over 3 years and the fandom I want to make it in is fairly small... *sigh* (Which reminds me I need to change some of my icons...and possibly my mood theme? Though I still love Avatar: The Last Airbender.)

This lack of creativity in the past few years is catching up on me and I feel like I need to fill a void I've been missing... Help?

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Photostory: The Adventures of Mr. Bear [24 Dec 2010|09:51pm]
[ mood | amused ]

Photostory: The Adventures of Mr. Bear

Normally I don't randomly just find toys when I'm shopping and have a crazy impulse to buy it. But this teddy bear, while helping my friend shopping for a vacuum of all things, started calling to me and for some reason I felt like making photostories and just creating a universe with this teddy bear. So, here's Mr. Bear!


(Pictured here is also my said friend... he and my friend are debating on what to get at Denny's! His first adventure outside of Target.)

Because the pictures are large-ish, I'm putting them under an lj-cut. If you find this ridiculous, feel free to ignore it, but I hope you find some cheer in this!

The Adventures of Mr. Bear at TargetCollapse )

Mr. Bear's First AdventureCollapse )

I have more pictures that have yet to be uploaded but... Mr. Bear wishes you a Merry Merry Christmas!

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Random Post [09 Dec 2010|11:21pm]
[ mood | okay ]

Nothing can quite cheer me up like a Golden Girls ep that makes a Star Trek reference.

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Speaking anxiety? [08 Dec 2010|08:43am]
[ mood | nervous ]

I'm currently waiting for my turn for the speaking part of my French final. It's not that I don't know the material but I just feel very nervous. Doesn't help that I didn't sleep much last night, hahaha.

Besides that, it's my best friend's birthday! I'm going to call him later coz he needs some cheering up.

Anyhow, here's to luck! *cross fingers*

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The Animated Movie Meme [27 Nov 2010|05:05am]
[ mood | okay ]

An overdue meme from marbles_chan. It took awhile because I saved the meme on my laptop instead of an actual accessible device. LOL

The Animated Movie Meme:
- what you saw
- O what you haven't finished/saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved
- Strike-through what you disliked/hated
- Leave unchanged if liked/neutral

classic disney
[] 101 Dalmatians (1961)
[] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
[] Bambi (1942)
[] Cinderella (1950)
[] Dumbo (1941)
[] Fantasia (1940)
[] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[] Mary Poppins (1964)
[] Peter Pan (1953)
[] Pinocchio (1940)
[] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
[ ] Song of the South (1946)

The rest of the list is here to save spaceCollapse )

A lot of these movies took me waaaaaaaaaaay back. In fact, some of these movies make me want to re-watch them because it has been that long! And it's scary how many of these movies I've actually seen. Though some of the more older movies may be due to the fact I'd watch some of these with my older sister leochan *coughcough*.

There's not many movies here I "hate". Most movies I like a lot and I can enjoy watching them over and over again. But there's always few that I go OMG I LOVE THIS TO BITS AND BITS. For me to really love a movie says a lot because I tend to like a lot of things but I'm more selective of what I "love".

-AY

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Lyrics of the Day [27 Nov 2010|03:42am]
[ mood | thinking ]

Touch Me
Tiesto
_____________

You'll always be my baby
I'm always thinking of you baby
Yeah

Touch me in the morning
And last thing at night
Keep my body warm baby, you know it feels right
Take it a little higher
I'm taking it too
Tell me what your feeling
I'll feel it with you

We can't always understand what we are shown
How was I supposed to know our love would grow

Move a little closer
Make sure I'm looking up
Heal me with your loving
I need you so much, I need you so much, I need you so much
Yeah
Ohh ohhhh

We can't always understand what we are shown
How was I supposed to know our love would grow

We can't always understand what we are shown
How was I supposed to know our love would grow

You touch my mind in special places
My heart races with you
I'll take your love and I'll take my chances
I'll take them with you

Touch me in the morning
And last thing at night
Keep my body warm baby, you know it feels right
Take it a little higher
I'm taking it too
Tell me what your feeling
I'll feel it with you

Hey

We can't always understand what we are shown
How was I supposed to know our love would grow

You touch my mind in special places
My heart races with you
I'll take your love and I'll take my chances
I'll take them with you

I need you so much


This song is begging to have a fic written for it. For some odd reason this would definitely work for a Vulcan fic...

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