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Achievement Unlocked: 2015

January 7th, 2016 (03:46 pm)
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I am, I feel: contemplative

As a nice way to start 2016, let's take some time out to celebrate some of the things that happened in 2015. In the comments to this post name as many or as few things as you like, no matter how big or small; they can be things that you did in 2015 that you are proud of, events that happened, or new things you discovered. And don't forget that you can (but don't have to) reply to other people's comments, but please play nice!

As for me...Collapse )

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Last Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas 2015

October 29th, 2015 (01:22 pm)
busy

I am, I feel: busy

I know this is early, but here's this year's list of links for last recommended posting dates for Christmas in different countries. You can also use this as a guide for which days to not go into local post offices, because they tend to be super busy on these dates.

This list is ordered by country and language, and is woefully incomplete.

Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas 2015Collapse )

[Notes: Please comment with additions and/or corrections - I will happily edit this post as needed, and give credit where credit is due. Feel free to link this list on your blog, reblog this tumblr post or retweet this tweet. Also, please let me know if you find any of this information useful, or if/how it could be more useful.]

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I'm an auntie!

July 17th, 2015 (10:10 pm)
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I am, I feel: excited

My sister, C, had her first baby this morning - a little girl, weighing 7-nearly-8 lbs. Both baby and mother are doing fine.

Welcome to the world, little baby CJ <3

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black, the colour of this bag

January 27th, 2015 (09:28 pm)
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I am, I feel: ill
you make me feel like dancin': Les Misérables - Red and Black

[personal profile] lizcommotion posted earlier about different emergency care kits, and I thought I should share one of mine (with photos!).

I call this my mini-bagCollapse )

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Achievement Unlocked: 2014!

December 30th, 2014 (10:04 am)
accomplished

I am, I feel: accomplished

As a nice way to end the year, let's take some time out to celebrate some of the things we achieved in 2014. In the comments to this post name as many or as few things as you like, no matter how big or small, that you did this year that you are proud of. And don't forget that you can (but don't have to) reply to other people's comments to congratulate them for what they achieved.



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Last Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas 2014

November 6th, 2014 (04:27 pm)
busy

I am, I feel: busy

Here is the list of links for last recommended posting dates for this Christmas (and other Christmas post-related goodies) in different countries. You can also use this as a guide for which days to not go into local post offices, because they tend to be busy on these dates.

This list is ordered by country and language, and is woefully incomplete.

Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas 2014Collapse )


[Notes: Please comment with additions and/or corrections - I will happily edit this post as needed, and give credit where credit is due. Feel free to link this list on your twitter/blog/etc. Here is the Tumblr version of this post for your reblogging needs.]

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You'd never guess that my 'n' key broke while typing this

August 13th, 2014 (06:08 pm)
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I am, I feel: thoughtful

Thanks to [personal profile] capsized, I'll be doing [community profile] femslashex this year. This is bungee-jump level terrifying to me, which is saying a lot because I am deathly afraid of both heights and falling.

This is particularly scary to me, because:

  • I haven't tried writing anything since late 2012
  • I haven't posted any fics since early 2012
  • I haven't done an exchange since 2009
  • I have never done a multi-fandom exchange
Right now I'm a little stuck with my nominations. Two of my fandoms have already been nominated with all the pairings I would have asked for (Final Fantasy VI, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time); two more have been nominated with different pairings, but the person who nominated them still has empty pairing slots and I might be able to talk to them about adding mine (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, The World Ends With You); and another one has been nominated with different pairings, but someone else has mentioned that they might nominate the pairings I want (Avatar: The Last Airbender). So that's five fandoms before I've even nominated any of my five.

(This is a good thing, because for this fest I have to request 4-6 fandoms, and offer 4-10 fandoms, with more being better, so with these fandoms plus the ones I nominate, I pretty much have my offers sorted \o/)

So, for my nominations I'm thinking:

1) Final Fantasy X/-2 (Pairings: unknown) - I kinda have to nominate it, because I'm the one who mentioned it on the discussion post, but I'm only allowed 5 pairings (I currently have 8, and that's the shorter version of the list)
2) Tomb Raider (Pairings: Lara Croft/Samantha Nishimura, Lara Croft/Joslin Reyes)
3) Gunnerkrigg Court (Pairings: Antimony Carver/Katerina Donlan, Gamma Czarnecki/Zimmy, Katerina Donlan/Paz Cadena-Blanco)
4) either Final Fantasy VIII or Final Fantasy XII - see below
5) either D.E.B.S or Saving Face - see below

(#4 might yet end up being one of the other fandoms mentioned earlier if no-one else nominates my pairings, so I don't want to get too attached to this one.)

For #5 I want at to request at least one fandom that has a canon f/f pairing, and a film so that it would be reasonably easy for someone to get into the fandom from scratch (in case of matching problems, or lack of inspiration, or whatever). I would be thrilled to get something from either of these, but I don't know which to nominate for this exchange. D.E.B.S is cheesy, involves supervillians, and does not take itself seriously; Saving Face is more everyday and serious, while still being happy.

Do not get me wrong, they are both very good - and if you get the chance, you should totally watch both of them - but they are also very different films.

Help me choose?


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I'm just writing this so I don't forget

March 25th, 2014 (09:08 pm)
exhausted

I am, I feel: exhausted

Medication stuff - feel free to skipCollapse )

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This isn't the post you're looking for.

March 18th, 2014 (10:30 pm)
productive

I am, I feel: productive

I keep meaning to post here with updates about my life in general, but realistically not much has changed.

I did (finally) get specs though.

My new glasses, plus two bonus pics!Collapse )

I've been keeping myself busy of late by making pretty scarves. Originally I was just making them as christmas presents for people, but when I finished I found myself wanting to make more. Oops.

Scarves!Collapse )

I've also been working on some music box style covers of tunes from soundtracks that I love; so far I've done some from a couple of Final Fantasy games, Ib, Gitaroo Man and Glitch. You can find them here on my tumblr if you want to have a listen (you can also find them by tracking the tag "angelikitten's music box covers"). If you want to download them, feel free to do so - if you need me to upload them somewhere else, just ask.

There's one thing I've been working on for a while (in an 'every now and then I remember it exists, work on it for a few hours, then forget about it for a few months' kind of way), but I really need a kick in the pants to make me finish it: my new custom mood theme. The name will probably change, the faces are only grey because I haven't decided on a colour scheme, and I haven't even made half of the moods yet, but that should give you some idea of where I'm going with it.

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Achievement Unlocked: 2013!

December 31st, 2013 (01:14 pm)
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I am, I feel: celebrate good times, come on!

As a nice way to end 2013 - or to begin 2014 if you're already there - let's take some time out to celebrate some of the things we achieved in 2013. In the comments to this post name as many or as few things as you like, no matter how big or small, that you did this year that you are proud of. And don't forget that you can (but don't have to) reply to other people's comments to congratulate them for what they achieved.



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Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2013

November 25th, 2013 (04:16 pm)

I don't know whether this will be useful to anyone, but this is a list of last posting dates for this Christmas. You can also use this as a guide for which days to not go into local post offices, because they tend to be busy on these dates.

This list is ordered by country and language, and is woefully incomplete.


Australia
Australia Post: English

Austria
Österreichische Post: Deutsch

Canada
Canada Post/Postes Canada: English | Français

New Zealand
New Zealand Post: English

Switzerland
Swiss Post: Deutsch | Français | Italiano | English</li>

UK
Post Office: English with reminder service
Royal Mail: English | Cymraeg

USA
USPS: English | Español* | Chinese*



[Note: While the sites marked with * are the official websites for the language shown, they seem to be in mostly English.]

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I swear, this blog isn't just about my hair, but this entry is (a quick hair update)

June 21st, 2013 (06:32 pm)
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I am, I feel: accomplished

This is what the hairdresser did to my hair...Collapse )

...So this is what I did to my hair...Collapse )

[Edit #1] I don't mind so much that people liked the first attempt; it was a decent enough haircut, but it just wasn't me. But when I told people that it needed to be shorter, they pretty much dismissed the idea. Part of me wanted to turn around and ask them whose hair it was (which is probably really petty of me), but I just... It's my hair, you know? I just want to feel comfortable with it.

And now I do :)

(And it was more of a need than a want, because the whole point of getting my hair cut in the first place was that I wouldn't end up hacking it all off myself - which is something I first did when I was five years old, and apparently it's a tendency I haven't outgrown. And yet, it's only my hair that I get like this about. Weeeeeeeeeeird.)

[Edit #2] ...And this is what happened to my hair when I had a lie down for half an hour.Collapse )

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Summer has arrived, and I am woefully unprepared.

June 20th, 2013 (04:50 pm)
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The last few days have been so warm. But woe, I have become a sweat monster (well, not so much today, what with the cloud cover, but I'm not complaining), and my hair is a complete pain to wash at the best of times, and this is not the best of times. Hairwise, at least.

So clearly I need to get a haircut. But the shortest I've ever had my hair is this, and I can't help but think I should have it shorter than that. Really short.

But I have zero experience in having short hair, and no idea what kind of styles would suit me. Does anyone have any ideas?

Oh wait, it'd be useful if you knew what I looked like, right?

One photo of me for reference, and four of me learning how to use my webcamCollapse )

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Something I can truly feel

June 17th, 2013 (04:13 pm)
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I am, I feel: exhausted

I've been having a hard time sleeping of late, so I've made myself a little sleepytime playlist to listen to before bed. It seems to be helping, but it's a very short list, and I could use some additions to it. Preferably they should make me feel relaxed, happy and safe. If you happen to know any songs that make you feel like that, could you let me know what they are?

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It's not surprising that I don't really want to go to class tonight.

May 20th, 2013 (03:55 pm)

Last Monday I went to my Sign Language class as usual (except it's now in a different location than before - instead of taking 2 buses and nearly 2 hours to get home, it's now a 30 minute walk - which is an improvement, even if it is just for our last term). The department boss came in to talk about our 2nd exam, which we took last month and were hoping to get the results for soon... But no such luck. Apparently something went wrong with the video files/CD for our exam, and now we have to do it again. Not happy.

I somehow managed to mess up my left wrist on Tuesday, and it only got worse until Friday, when I finally bought a (very cheap) wrist support. It's starting to get better, but it does mean I can't type much (turns out I can't really type one handed) because that makes it hurt again, and I really do not want it to hurt.

I haven't been sleeping well over the last few weeks either, and right now I could really do with a nap. But alas, it is almost time for class.



(Also, it turns out that all my emails from LJ were going into my spam folder, which is why I've taken so long to reply over there. Sorry!)

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May 5th, 2013 (07:34 pm)
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I am, I feel: tired

I'd like to say that my lack of entries here over the last 5 months have been because I was busy, but I really haven't. I just haven't felt like there was anything going on that was worth writing about (or other people reading about).

That said, I am doing okay. Well, ish.Collapse )But apart from that, I'm doing good.

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January 13th, 2013 (01:29 pm)
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I am, I feel: depressed

The post I made to inmemoryofjason, cut so you don"t have to see it twiceCollapse )

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(Hint: there are no right words)

December 31st, 2012 (01:14 pm)

As you may have heard, my dear friend Jason ([personal profile] fizzyblogic|[twitter.com profile] fyjason) died on 21st December. He was one of the most wonderful people I've ever known, and I am honoured that he considered me family.

I should say more - I want to say more - but there just aren't words. I've spent most of my time since coming home surrounded by people who want to celebrate Christmas and New Years, and I just want to cry and sleep and scream, and not necessarily in that order. My family have been good about this, understanding that I want to stay at home while they go out shopping and so on, but... I don't know, I just want a hug.

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December 21st, 2012 (07:39 pm)

Jason died today.

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In which I am the worst at all things (but mainly updating this thing)

December 19th, 2012 (07:58 am)
sick

I am, I feel: ill

This "posting as things happen" thing has got away from me somewhat. By which I mean not much has actually happened, and my life remains roughly the same as ever. Except for fandom stuff, because I am far too easily dragged into shiny new fandoms, ooooh shiny *_* At some point I need to make a list of which fandoms I am actually in, because sometimes I even forget some of them myself until someone/thing reminds me.

Other than that I've been really ill the last couple of weeks, which has taken up most of my time and all of my energy, to the point that I hadn't realised how close Christmas was until yesterday - I still have presents to buy and decorations to put up and dinner to plan and... Somehow I'm not panicking yet..? But I can do this. I can! Planning Christmas within a week is totally possible, who said it wasn't?

Lastly, thanks to [personal profile] angelbabe_cj, [twitter.com profile] glasgirl, meloglas, and [personal profile] zeusgoesfishing for the lovely cards! <3

(My cards all got sent out last week, and may be late for some people, sorry!)

This entry is sponsored by Challenge Accepted. And by sponsored I mean that there is a ticky box labeled 'Dreamwidth post' on my page there. It sits there, mocking me. But now I shall have my revenge - by ticking it! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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