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Life and Cosplay

January 26th, 2008 (05:21 pm)
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current location: Home , where the wild kitties roam
current song: Goodbye Blue Sky- Pink Floyd

So, I'm finishing my Walter gloves for a small local cosplay event tomorrow. Once I'm done, Dark Walter will be 100% complete :D

Though I'm certain I'll be the chunkiest Walter cosplayer on the face of the planet, he's loads of fun to cosplay; and until I find a suitable replacement for myself ( as I plan on going back to cosplaying Integra eventually) I am the local Butler of Doomness.

At least I can happily say I won't see a double of myself at any of the local events I attend, including the local con. Well, I can't say that entirely; though the last 6 years I've been I can't recall any Walter cosplayers....

I also wrote a cheesy poem at work today... though I'm not sharing it here. (if you want, you can look for it, though I'm not going to tell you whether it's on my Deviantart account or my Fanfiction.net....)

I've never been one for writing poetry; though I do occasionally dabble in both reading and writing it.

I also got to tell some guy soliciting for a church I'm an Athiest with a smile. Yeah, I know your trying to reach out to the Spanish-speaking community, but don't try to hit on me by implying I could 'learn spanish' while attending the service. Especially with that slightly greasy smile you gave me with that comment.


Well, that's all the news from my mundane life.

Noapte buna!

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The Silver Lining

January 17th, 2008 (09:18 pm)

current location: Home
current mood: accomplished
current song: VNV Nation

So, through a couple of hellish days and much negotiating, I've managed to establish some sort of agreement about our relationship with my ~kind of?~ estranged girlfriend.

We both agree that our relationship; as it stood, was not a functioning one, and that we both have some considerable growing up to do before even thinking about being together again.

I'm going to work on being an independant adult, while she works on the anziety and other things that kept me from being more independent. ( I have some other things that have been bothering me, but I consider them personal and would only complicate things.)

It's going to be interesting to see how things work out, but we'll both be better for it, I'm sure.

Things are looking up, and that's a big plus. :D

Thanks everybody who lent words of support! all the advice and hugs helped. ^_^

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The best of times, the worst of times.

January 14th, 2008 (10:18 pm)

current location: MEH-ville
current mood: MEH.

Kind of just wanted to say, 'Hi, I'm alive.'

I've kind of thrown my life into a bit of dissaray by attempting to use some tough love on my girlfriend. She's much too clingy and needy; and an attempt at just a little more space has become more of a desperate run for permanent seperation for me.

The good news is that she finally realizes she has a problem.

The bad news is that she convinces me I'm better off single every moment she spends begging for me not to leave.


I need a vacation.

On the brighter side, I have some hilarious pics of my friends Sam and Jay from a trip to the Arboretum last week. Sam as well as Ash have ben my saving grace these last couple of weeks. It's nice to have friends who share my interests again. They've also put up with more than they should have, and I am at once grateful and a little bit ashamed.

Sorry guys. :( You've both been too good.

They really have been.

I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow. I can't stay home and be begged and cried to until my gf goes to work, but I don't really have anywhere to go.

I think I'll go up to the art museum. It's free, afer all....

Hopefully, there will be better things to come in the future.


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Things to do in '08

December 31st, 2007 (07:48 pm)
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current location: Home
current mood: determined
current song: Fighter

Work on tummy. I have the time, now utilize it!

Keep studying Romanian. Especially since it's sticking. :D

Find a new hairstyle and stop complaining about the one I have now.

Try not to be so bitter. The only things that are good a little bitter are beer and chocolate.

I need to think I'm beautiful. Even if I don't feel it. True Beauty starts inside, after all.

Do at least 1 one thing to further some positive change in the world.

ALWAYS strive to be a little greener.

Make more people smile and less people frown.

Be proud of every achievement, even if no one else seems to be.

Don't get too busy to go back to school in the fall.

Go to the Art museum more often and try and leave even just a little change every time.

And, above all else- Love myself. I am NOT a failure. Even if things are hard, or stressful, or maybe just boring.

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Just want to say 'Sorry'

December 28th, 2007 (06:27 pm)

current location: Home , where the wild kitties roam
current mood: enthralled
current song: computer humming

... Yeah.

I've been a bit mopey lately. I spent way too much of my childhood simply by myself, so I don't handle long periods by myself particularly well. Reminds me too much of those times.

But! On to better and brighter (or in this case, darker LOL) things.

I present to you the coolest car and show ever-

This is a segment from the British car show Top Gear. It comes on BBC America on Mondays right now, and if you enjoy seeing really cool cars in action, men doing silly things to vehicles you've never heard of and some dry English wit, this is the show for you.

And THIS is the Bugatti Veyron. Forget the Caddie. Grannie wants one of THESE! XD


(Sorry for not being one of those savvy people that can just post the playbox. MEH. I really did try and figure it out!)

Oh, and a random drabble I thought up while flipping through pics on Solid & Etc

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Bah, Humbug, I say....

December 26th, 2007 (03:54 pm)
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current location: Home
current mood: blah

Goodness! O_____o

I enjoyed a fairly lukewarm holiday. I'd believed that spending the 25th at home, rather than subjecting myself to the slightly sour and chilly reception that I'd ben given from my parents the last couple years since I've starting dating and living with another woman that we'd stay in; just my girlfriend and I.

Unfortunately, this lack of plans backfired horribly, as they just left the both of us feeling bored and unwanted.

And we burned our Dinner, too.

A trip out to see my girlfriends father; who had stayed behind instead of going to see his Wife's side of the family, brightened both of us up considerably. I was surprised that my girlfriend's Grandmother had bought me a gift. My girlfriend laughed, and told me that her family obviously loved me. It meant more than I can say, considering I'd never recieved anything from any one of three 'grandmothers' I had in my own family.

My Mother gave me a call to wish me a merry Christmas, and I began to feel a little guilty. I didn't have it in me to tell her the truth. I'd lied and told her we were in New Jersey, visiting my girlfiend's family. But; in the end, it all boils down to one thing-

I feel like my girlfriend and I are unwelcomed by my mother. She loves me; and I love her, but she just can't seem to be happy with the way things are. It's like her ideals of what should be keeps her from simply accepting reality; especially since her own childhood and relationships with her parents had been so poor.

I can't wait to start a new year. The last couple of months have been rough to say the least.

Sorry for the ranty~ranty~emo~ness. LOL

On an odd side note, it seems I have my afternoons free, thanks to my manager being fussed at for not making me stick to a schedule. This is a mixed blessing- it gives me time for self reflection and some quiet leisure time by myself.

But it also leaves me alone with myself.

Particularly since my girlfriend works every evening until 11. They were kind enough to schedule us the same days off. Thank goodness for that.

Expect more of me on ther Internets.... Lots LOTs more


This exceptionally long post is brought to you by the copious amounts of BOREDOM that I am already starting to feel.

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Beautiful Night Creatures

December 24th, 2007 (07:02 pm)

current location: The Study
current mood: happy
current song: Mitternacht- E Nomine

I was standing outside about 30 minutes ago, when an owl flew right by me.

Guess he was good luck, because I sold one of the two motorcycle helmets we've been trying to get rid of LOL.

He was BIG, too. Bigger than one of my cats, and an dark ashey grey. For some reason, I thought he was a Canadian Goose. I suppose it's because they would sometimes swoop in low around here at the parks and things. I find it kind of funny and ironic, one of my LJ friends had a post showing off an owl calender. (you know who you are ^_~) I had a peek not too long before my sighting and thought about how lovely they are.

I love birds of prey, so this sighting was very special for me. The only other time I've been lucky enough to spot an owl was at my parents house, about 4, or maybe even 5 years ago.

The only other time I've seen a bird of prey in Raleigh was one day at the Capitol building. An exceptionally large brown raptor of unknown species was chasing a sqirrel through a tree. The little grey rodent was giving him quite a workout, too. I stood and watched for about five minutes, until the bird gave up and took off.

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In Need of Another Set of Eyes

December 21st, 2007 (07:39 pm)
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current location: The Study. With Photoshop. BWAHAHA!
current mood: artistic
current song: PLACTICITY- Frontline Assembly

I've been playing clean-up on this for about 5 hours now. Staring at it is getting a bit tedious for me, now you all get to look at it.

If anybody has any suggestions on a color scheme or anything that needs tidying up as far as the lineart goes, let me know.

As far as colors, I'm at a loss for this one. The lineart doesn't satisfy me as of yet, and I want to spend more time on it than I usually would and make it look as good as I can.


I'm also thinking about *trying* to talk my girlfriend into a new Hellsing AMV using Placticity by Frontline Assembly. If she doesn't want to do it, I'll muster up the courage to fire up FinalCut and make one myself, just as soon as OVA 4 comes out. I can see all the footage that I need in my head.

Mmmmmm Hellsing OVA gooooodnessss.... *Drool*

Curse you, Geneon, for pulling out of the American market as soon as I have things I want to purchase Domestic! XO

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Lazy day and other things.

December 20th, 2007 (04:17 pm)

current location: Home, in the Study
current mood: contemplative
current song: Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean- Nightwish

Now that I'm forced to work a regular schedule and my girlfriend works evenings, this will be my first evening in the new apartment by myself.

I don't have a particularly rigorous afternoon planned ahead, mostly just finishing touches on winterization, picking up and utilizing the alone time to catch up on some creative endeavors. Writing some fanfiction, maybe even working on some original fiction, and coloring some lineart that my brilliant scanner scanned in for me almost a month ago.

I don't think I've ever been in love with a gadjet, but Epson Perfection V200 Photo scanner, I LOVE U. LOL

On a side note, I had a very odd experience Just yesterday-

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These make me LOL

December 14th, 2007 (09:54 am)

Solid & etc. Always worth a visit. :D

Oekaki (most likely) by yukari Toshimichi
Divided Divided
oekaki (most likely) by yukari Toshimichi