dotsandlines: (Futurama: Shasta & Rush)
I am perpetually on the edge of opening a Tumblr account. But a) I don't know whether the Yahoo buyout killed it, and I'm actually only seeing the ash-covered remains of its glory days; and b) I don't do graphics all that much.

I think some people use words on it, though. I've seen some words. There's this nesting comments thing that I don't quite understand, but I saw some words that were not contained in an animated GIF. A couple of times.

I've seen enough neat things to have a pool of people to follow, so that's a start.

I'd better not do it just now, because I have been in a not-particularly-great place, and I'm likely to get frustrated. Later, though, maybe.

I just finished a two-month-long class which was enjoyable, but which threw my exercise schedule completely off the rails. That, and a few other straws on the camel's back, led to one of those not-fatal but constantly-gray moods. I've acknowledged it and started to make course corrections - like getting the routine back in stone and making a point to do at least one thing a day that is satisfying and creative, rather than just reading the internet and playing Minecraft. Evasive action, captain.
dotsandlines: Lawrence being consoled by his horse. (Spice and Wolf: There there.)
Here's how this evening went:

"Meh. I was enormously boring yesterday, I still don't know how to inform those friends-of-acquaintances that I am not as cool as they thought I was when they sent me friend requests on FB, my writing sucks, I have too much stuff to do this week, I'm stuck on this commission and I think it's going to turn out terribly, I'm getting old and there are so many things in life that I'm never going to do because it's too late, and I don't know how to feel better."

*drags self to basement to exercise*

"...oh.

...Well then."

Not 100%, but appreciably better. "I realize that each problem can be handled separately and that I can handle at least some of them" better.

---

I've been slowly watching through the original Star Trek on Netflix. I'm only about five episodes in, so I can't comment much yet. Except that the episode with the transporter-malfunction-evil-Kirk thing was nearly ruined for me by that adorable and very patient puppy dog with the rubber horn and antennae stuck on its forehead. (Sadly, there seem to be more photos online of the eeeeevil version.) More specifically, what cracked me up was that a bunch of characters repeatedly carried it around throughout various scenes, not always for a particularly obvious reason. It was all RAR! ACTING! - PUPPY! SQUEE! SCENERY, NOM NOM!

Ahhhh, good times.
dotsandlines: (ATLA: Wave Dance)
Haaaa, got a positive YouTube comment from the band that I used in my Spice & Wolf AMV. So happy to not be sued.

I had sent it to our friendly neighborhood con, but they haven't announced the finalists yet. I would love to pay back the not-suedness by having the song earwormed into the brains of several hundred nerds at once.


...so where was I. Con preparation is going all right. Trying to make things for the Alley. Generally doing OK.

Personal life is pretty meh; I got the distinct feeling that the gaming group we'd been sporadically attending was a bad match for me. (When an entire roomful of people drops a lively conversation to stare at their shoes the second you arrive... it's a bad match.) It's a bummer, because I did enjoy the games, but life is too short to be around people that make you censor yourself. I never asked anyone to censor themselves, but they seem to think that my presence demands it. And so that's the end of that.

Uh anyway, making things, reading a really melodramatic book that is taking forever (curse you, Kindle $2.99 sales), catching up on Archer on Netflix, and writing a very little bit. That's March so far.

Success?

Feb. 16th, 2013 01:37 pm
dotsandlines: (Doctor Who: Master thumbs-up)
OK, the Gathering of Many People went well. I think one key is picking a seat toward the end of a group rather than in the middle. I always assume that being in the middle = being included, but what it generally means to me is that I will be surrounded by 2-3 conversations that I can't follow. So.

Off to work on a LOT of Hellsing bears. We got a request for two sets of Alucard & Seras, to be picked up at the convention (as well as a Kyoya from OHSHC). This is the first time we've done more than one pre-con order, so I am curious to see how this will pan out. If it works out, we'll have to start canvassing for pre-orders a few months before the next con.

Eureka.

Feb. 14th, 2013 10:33 pm
dotsandlines: (Princess Tutu: Ha...ha.)
I have to admit this year that I enjoy Platonic Valentine's Day. Normally-way-too-bright red and pink color combinations, cheap candy, cupcakes, cheerfulness. All good. It's the overpriced roses, packed restaurants, girls-are-supposed-to-all-want-diamond-jewelry, consumerist, "once again, let us remind you that you fail at performing your own gender" version of VDay that irks me.

(Just cut most of my hair off again, so I feel this particularly keenly at the moment. I prefer it this way and think it suits me, but I also feel that expressing my tomboyishness is one of the things I tacitly agreed to give up in order to marry the person I married. I feel as though I'm going back on the deal, having my cake and eating it too.)

Anyway.

Big dinner out tomorrow with a bunch of friends-of-acquaintances. I go nearly every year because This Is Supposed To Be Fun, even though it stresses me out. I've decided to focus on the fact that the restaurant - a Brazilian churrascaria, a.k.a. All of the Roasted Meats* - is freaking awesome. I strive to ignore the social awkwardness of being the random neighbor/stranger in a group of unbelievably tight lifelong friends. Even if I don't say a word, I want to not care because of The Gourmet Experience.

In summation...cake... barbecue. Uh...I'm not even hungry. Thank you, goodnight.


* They do this on the first Friday of Lent every year just to be contrary. There's a fair number of ex-Catholics in my orbit. Sorry.
dotsandlines: (ATLA: OBJECTION!)
Triggery if you have issues with weight stuff. Otherwise, this is really boring. )

That's my rage of the day. And now I'm done.

(This gets the "gender" tag. It is related. I could go on. For days.)

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