Dec. 5th, 2009 | 04:15 am
location: United States, Washington, Spokane
Anyway, School is almost over for the year of 2009. In 2010 I will be in a new country, new school, new friends, new life. I am very nervous D: But I think it will be very good for me. I'm hoping that it will assist me in breaking some of my internet habits and gaining some sort of recognizable RL social life again ahahaha I miss hanging out with people. Sitting in front of the computer or home alone all the time is just depressing.
For those who don't know, I am moving to Japan for school. I'll be attending TUJ (Temple University Japan) in Tokyo this Winter/Spring and then returning to the US for summer before heading back to Japan in August for the next good while. It's been a rough trip trying to get to this point, and I'm still not entirely offa the rollercoaster yet. It's frustrating, but I'm sure things will be alright.
I got my passport+visa back yesterday in the mail from the GCJ in Seattle, and upon inspection, I realized they'd misspelled my last name :'D hahaha Figures. I called them today, after looking it up online about typos on visas (most people say they've not had trouble, but really, why take the chance?) and they said that if I send it back ASAP they will fix it immediately and return it to me. So, it will go out on Monday and hopefully, HOPEFULLY be back by Friday, that would be lovely. But you never know. Mom uses overnight shipping to send it out, and I think she will include an overnight shipping label for it to be returned with.
Luckily, the problem is simple enough and the solution is also simple enough that I am not too worried about it.
In other news, Finals are this week.
I have already done my Business class final, but I am studying for my Chinese final. I am not TOO worried, but there are some things I've forgotten over the past 7 chapters. It's a lot of information to retain, but I am very good at remembering most everything. I don't know if I've ever gotten a grade under 90 in that class :'D hahaha.
I'm also finishing up my math class. Due to catching numerous cases of the flu and getting my wisdom teeth all taken out recently, I got behind in it. Usually, I woiuld finish the class next quarter and it wouldn't be a big deal, but because of my transfer, I HAVE to finish the class by Wednesday or I will risk losing my financial aid D: *SIGH* I doubt I will lose it, but it is stressful nonetheless.
In OTHER other news...
Mom got me a DSLite for xmas :'D It's bright green. I'm waiting (im)patiently for it to arrive from Hong Kong XD <3 It came with 30 games, but there are 10 I want to attempt to trade in for other games (mostly from the FF series), so I'm hoping that by the time I get it, Game Stop will still have all the ones i wanted! <3 *HOPEHOPEHOPEHOPE*
Lately I've been very inspired to draw, but with so little time because of math, I've gotten little done. And even when I do have time (like tonight) I'm so exhausted, that the idea of trying to focus on a drawing kills me xD Typing is so much easier, though I'm having to really watch out for all of my typos. My fingers are tripping each other up like crazy.
HMM What more to talk/ramble about....
Uhhh, for the month of December I have commissions (drawings) open, though I'm not particularly sure anyone really cares about that on here XD Hahaha. They're not horribly expensive IMHO, considering the time, effort and supplies (traditional artist :'D) that go into each work, I'm probably undercharging, but rough times call for lower prices, I think. Everyone seems to be just as broke as all of us 'starving' artists.
Sketches are $5 for one character and $10 for two. They range anywhere from a complete full body to half body depending on what I draw. And I draw them on white cardstock.
Simple Colours are $15 for one character and $20 for two. These are almost always full body.
Full Colour w/ Simple BG is $25 for one character and $30 for two. These are anywhere between half body to full body as well.
If you have a preference over full body or half body, you're welcome to let me know so I can push more toward giving you what you want :'D Inspiration is what drives what I draw and how I draw it.
You can also suggest a theme for the drawing: expression, emotion, activity, personality etc. Otherwise I am just going off of what information I'm given, and they're usually just standing there.. existing :'D hahah.
Examples of crap:
It's 4am, so sorry for the random spammage of pointless updater journal thingy. Yes. that.
I think i'm out of things to say finally :'D YAY FOR YOU GUYS.
I'm going to bed now XD
Oct. 11th, 2009 | 01:03 pm
location: Spokane, WA
music: 21st Century Cure - Repo! The Genetic Opera
Anyway, new hair. Still looks relatively normal when it's down, but definitely not normal when i have it up! I'm going to a concert this month, thus I decided to do something fun and related to the event ahaha. :'D It's not finished. We'll be adding extensions into it to make it nice and long when it's pulled back.
What it looks like down. I plan on straightening it a bit when I wear it like this so it's smoother. I'd just woken up from a nap when I took this photo ahah! Messy hair.
Also! I got a new kitten. He's an adorable orange tabby and such a little brat. But he's warming up to us xD Yay! Named him Miyavi ahah, because I couldn't think of anything better. :'D <3
Aug. 11th, 2009 | 04:13 pm
I have to do one to apply for Temple University. I've never written one before, and even with help from the Internet, I don't particularly think I'm doing it right. Oh well, I hope they accept me. I really want to go D:
For those of you who know what Temple University is, I'm not going to it's main campus. I'm planning on attending the campus in Japan (it's located in Tokyo, near Tokyo Tower). I don't really know how many people they accept each semester, or how easy it is to get in. All I can do is hope, but things sound a bit bright. I haven't been told that it's hopeless by my counselor so... XD
Anyway, back to writing it. I'm just going to write everything then edit things in and out after i have a long thing of probably rambling nonsense. It's usually how I work. Plus they only want it to be like.. a page long. I hope I don't get too lengthy. =___= I'm horrible about that. In high school my English teacher (who just recently passed away... ;___; RIP Mr. Jackson...) would always get after me for not making my book reports short enough xD; They'd be pages long.
In other news. I went to Fandemonium 2009 in Nampa ID. It was fun :'D But now my rings under my eyes are worse from lack of proper sleep. I slept a lot last night but they're just worse. Oh well.
Aug. 6th, 2009 | 08:20 pm
location: Meridian, ID
It's got a very elegant, Victorian feel to it and it is the perfect place to go with a few friends or family members and sit down for a few hours to drink tea and eat a well presented lunch or snack. Their deserts are quite lovely as well.
I honestly wish I had some pictures of the inside of it, but I didn't have anything to take pictures with (and I don't know if she would have allowed it, but I didn't ask, so who knows!). The website ( http://www.misstamis.com/ ) has a picture of the outside however.
I can't say it's cheap, but I feel that you get what you pay for. The sandwiches they serve are pricey but huge (I could only eat half of mine, so I took the other half home with me). Obviously they serve tea (and a wide selection at that!) but they also have soda, smoothies and such for those who aren't exactly tea lovers.
It was so hard not to buy things from the shop today... They had an apron that was just beautiful! It was white with this absolutely gorgeous white rose lace at the bottom; so soft and thick, I almost bought it, but I didn't have the 28 dollars to spend. They also had mini tea sets and many other trinkets. I think my favourite things to see were the bathroom towels that were packaged to look like delectable desserts! Even the tags look like wafers and they all had fake little strawberries stuck on the top of them. There were ones that looked like sundaes, some looked like slices of cake, and some even looked like swiss rolls! Oh and the adorable cupcake looking ones, they were just so hard to resist! Maybe I'll go back before I leave town to get at least ONE of them, they were around... 6.25 USD each I believe? So they weren't all that bad, but I wanted so many of them.
Jul. 21st, 2009 | 02:28 am
This is what i want. I think it's bloody adorable.
Unfortunately... This is what I have!
Oh the drama. Lawl.
Jul. 16th, 2009 | 07:41 pm
Luckily, I don't really have any money right now! Woo! So I can't splurge and spend it on dresses and jackets and shoes and accessories, even though I REALLY want to right now. Like, seriously.
I want this, from Momo's shop on ebay.
Though I'm nervous, because I've heard mixed reviews about the quality of their products D: Does anyone know if they'd really be worth it? They're not expensive (considering) and the pictures in the shop almost always look so gorgeous. And the fact that they do custom sizes just puts me on cloud nine, you know?
These are others I'd love to buy ;D If any of my friends out there happened to buy one of these in the past, or knows someone who did, I'd love to know how it turned out when you got it D: When I have spare money, I'll probably just go for it anyway, seeing as most of them aren't all that expensive.
Another Ebay store I've been looking at is Uniquemono, has anyone bought from them before either?
I know this is just a replica of the bodyline dress, but seeing as they do custom sizes (though bodyline is so much cheaper D: I wish I could fit into it *works hard to get healthy!*) but I absolutely adore this dress.
Andddd, has anyone ever bought lolita shoes from Coser Dream on ebay? Expensive shipping but the photos look nice and they would have my size ;D
Also, they make them originally in pleather.... would it be recommended to upgrade them to leather? Or does either work? It's not all that much to upgrade (only 15 dollars...) so if I was going to buy expensive shoes, I wouldn't mind waiting a bit longer for that extra little stretch XD
Anyway, Don't know if anyone will really read this XD I might be asking these questions to myself, but that's okay! I'll figure it all out one of these days ;D Don't have enough to buy everything I want right now, and seeing as I'm leaving on a trip in a couple weeks, it wouldn't be wise of me to spend before going! I'm sure I'll find plenty to buy while I'm there XD!
Jul. 16th, 2009 | 07:10 pm
My arms are so tired right now, this was my second day going and boy, I could just barely do it half-way through the session. i was just EXHAUSTED. SO now I think I'm going to go ahead and take a nap, so I can clean my room up in preperation of my girlfriend coming next week! I'm so excited! I went and visited her last year for the first time meeting face to face (we weren't going out then, just good friends!) and this will be my second time going back there after she spends a week or so here ;D *joy*
But currently my room is a mess *shame* I wish it wasn't xD I just don't go into it enough to really care I guess. Anyway, Off to the wonderful world of dreams for me. Just gonna mess up my sleep schedule even MORE. WOOHOO ahahaha.
I was hoping I'd have my lolita outfit mostly completed by the time Fandemonium hit, but I don't think I will *sad* Oh well. If I had money for a petti, it wouldn't be so bad, but I havne't started making one yet D: Or bloomers... Or fixing up my blouse >_<! I'm so behind ahah! I'll work on it this summer at some point though!
Jul. 9th, 2009 | 06:54 pm
Now' I'm going to go ahead and get to art. I've been neglecting my art projects lately. *BAD*
Jun. 26th, 2009 | 12:39 am
Usually, I woul dthink that I clicked something that was a phishing scam or some junk, but I seriously hadn't been on for days. So I don't see how that's possible. I'm at a total loss as to how this happened!
I'm a bit bummed, mostly because I was holding an art contest, and now I don't have any prizes for the entrants. I had saved up over 2 mil in gold and another million plus in items. I'm hoping I get them back for the contest, but I don't know if it will really happen or not. I suppose I can attempt some art auctions again, but I need to finish what I owe first.
Anyway, I guess that's my complaint for today. Oh well. I'll work on collecting gold for the contest again, hopefully I can try to make everyone happy!
I think I'm most sad that I've lost my kitties. I loved them so much <3 and they were what I worked hardest to get when I was younger! I wish people wouldn't be so selfish.
Jun. 25th, 2009 | 08:01 am
music: Utawanai Uta
Unfortunately, I don't believe there will be any present opening for me. Ahah, my mother gave me my present early. She sent me to SakuraCon 2009 in April and she's bought me multiple Gothic Lolita Bibles and Gosurori magazines. She's ALSO taking me to see Transformers so... Who can complain? The rest of my family usually hands me money, because I'm hard to buy for. I don't complain about that either! It usually goes into my bank for the next convention adventure XD. So I'm excited to see what happens today!
I think I'm going to try and get a couple more hours of sleep XD! I'm tired!