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this journal is...


- Looking for my icons?
They're at cheesecake_icon.

- This journal is mostly online-friends-only.
I make use of the customized filter option all the time. The filter I post to most frequently is one that only my online friends (that is, people I've friended and that I don't know in real life) can see. This is not because I love my online friends more than my real life friends or anything like that. I just personally like to keep my Internet life somewhat separate from my real life. I've been doing things this way for a while now, but I'm making it official because I realized that otherwise it looks like I rarely blog anymore, and that is definitely not true.

If I know you IRL, feel free to friend this blog (because I do post unfiltered stuff sometimes), look me up on Facebook, or drop me a line and I'll give you my cell number and we'll keep in touch that way. :)

- Friending.
Feel free to friend this journal, but just know that I will not add you back unless you drop me a line. Oh, and defriend at will. Sometimes things don't work out; it's no big deal.

As a fair warning, I am dreadful about actually commenting. I always mean to do it, and then forget to, and honestly it's something that I feel a lot guiltier about than I really should. XD; I promise, I do read everything on my flist, even if I don't always comment.

- Other stuff.
I usually don't have a problem with this, but I'll put it here anyway: this is my journal, and therefore I put here what I want to. If I post something you don't like, then just scroll on by. That said, this is a fairly clean journal. I do get pretty foul-mouthed when I'm angry, though.

I hope I haven't scared anybody away with all this! I'm really pretty chill about LJ and the Internet in general, I just wanted to get all this down.

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a spot of good news

Hey remember that time I got to meet the lead singer of my favorite band on their farewell tour?

Well. Guess who's getting back together?

And before you ask NO it's not an April Fool's joke.

I just...after the week I've had I needed some good news. Like I was honestly tearing up watching the video announcement because the new song is beautiful

Don't really have much to add since last time... just crushing disappointment and I haven't left the house for like a week oops

In addition to throwing my resume at random job postings I've been working on writing stuff, I would really, really appreciate it if my followers here would consider following my wordpress blog. It's a writing-centric blog where I just wear more of a "professional" hat. I'd also really love it if you guys would be willing to check out my Yahoo Contributor profile. Shit, you don't even have to read either of my articles there, just clicking on them counts as a page view for me. If I get 200 more page views they'll give me $1.50 XD Of course it's not so much about the money, but rather so I can say to prospective employers and freelance clients, "hey I wrote these articles that got all these page views."

I'm out yo, time for some Dragon Age~
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Sudden burning urge to check out livejournal? Ok!

First off I think LJ should still send me notifications at my email which I check frequently, so a PM or a comment should still reach me. I'm also on tumblr all of the time, if you're into that kind of thing. If you go to my tumblr you'll see the widest assortment of stuff. Lots of Romanovs, my current full-blown obsession which started off as a tiny seed planted at the tender age of 7 by the goofy Don Bluth movie; fertilized by a traveling museum exhibit I saw a year later that featured, among other things, Alexei's toys, Faberge eggs, and scraps of bloodied wallpaper from the basement of the Ipatiev House; and that has now sprouted fully thanks to the discovery of some great Romanov-centric tumblrs. Also I just finished a non-fiction book on Anna Anderson. And am kicking around a historical fiction novel idea. Anyway.

I also post a lot on Facebook and that's probably the best way to keep up with me if you're so inclined. That I give out less freely.

All right well since my last 2011...I graduated college and started working immediately, seriously my first day at my first big girl job was three days after I graduated. That was no good for me.

I don't want to be that person that's always using mental illness as an excuse but basically, the fall of 2012 to the fall of 2013 was pretty consistently shitty. Lot of really dark thoughts that are long gone now, thankfully, lot of sessions with a great therapist last summer. And a new job. I've been working for a big online directory company (basically, I work on the websites that they sell to small- and medium-sized businesses) for just about six months now and holy hell I am so much happier at this job than at the one I started at. I love my boss, my co-workers, and for the most part, I even love the work. What I don't love is that after six months I'm still a temp working through an agency, though my transition to full employee should be a matter of when, not if, at this point. Aaaaaand I work second shift, 4 pm to 12 am. Which I guess I'm kind of okay with by now, but for the most part, it sucks and I kind of hate the shift. I've been waiting since November to move to the day shift, and the only answer I ever get is, "Well, we'll let you know if something on the day shift opens up," so who knows man.

I'm still living with my parents, whoops. I am itching to get my own place, but the good news is I'm getting along with them quite well, in fact, this is probably the best my dad and I have ever got on. I think my little sister's sick to death of me, though. She'll be off to college this fall though, holy shit.

The other good news is that the plan is that currently, my good friend Liz and I will be moving into an apartment together when her lease runs out in May.

It's weird who you do and don't keep up with after college.

I'm not sure what else to say other than I feel really weird about abandoning LJ for so long...I feel like I want to get back into "fandom" but part of me feels like I've grown out of it? I've been doing original writing since I left, I've won NaNoWriMo the last 2 years in a row which feels great, but the other day I was trying to write Dragon Age fanfic and my brain was like... HRRRNNNG hhhhhow do we do this again?

I still enjoy video games and TV and such as much as ever but like I feel like my creative side was squashed under being a worker bee and being depressed for so long that I don't know how to create and collaborate and communicate any more without feeling just totally insignificant.

But I want to. Oh gosh you guys, the new Phoenix Wright game was out in October and I played it and sobbed through the opening and sobbed through the ending. So many tantalizing hints for fans to play with in regards to the gaps between Tribulations, Apollo Justice, and Dual Destinies. And Dragon Age 3 looks smashing and I've been playing the FFX HD remaster and just, Final Fantasy, and I've always liked how powerful Yuna is as a party member while also being soft-spoken and traditionally feminine with a penchant for flashy costume changes, and uh just Cloud, man that guy, he lived in my head for a long time and it was gr8.

Oh speaking of RP I got over my fear of forum RP and I've been posting in an original fantasy one pretty regularly since last summer (I remember telling my therapist all about it lmao) and I tend to think that everyone secretly hates me and my posts sometimes but I guess that's actually fairly common. It's fun, I love both my characters and everyone there is super nice.

And speaking of therapy I bought a BJD last summer and that was huge because after secretly admiring them for years, I finally had the disposable income for one and I was finally over my anxiety enough that I could buy one without really caring if my family thought she was creepy. (She's gorgeous and I would post photos if I had any proper ones on my laptop.)

So that's my life at the moment? A lot better than it's been since I graduated college, for sure. Still I feel like it's missing, idk, friendship and a sense of being part of something? And working nights when everyone works days makes that difficult. So I guess I just feel like screaming my thoughts into the ether might help. I'm keeping my expectations low mostly because I feel like I'm the shitty person here who can't maintain relationships like an adult but you all know where to find me.
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adiml: big little reveal!

Hello my lovely livejournal friends. New member education/pledging is officially over and we have twenty beautiful new official sisters to show for it, and I have way more free time. XD And my last shift of Phonathon is on the 8th, and then Revelations is out the week after overall, things should be good for a few weeks before finals and final paper stress kicks in.

Anyway, tonight I'm finally posting the Day in My Life I did two weeks ago at the big/little reveal. It was really important for me to document because I did ADIML last year when my big was revealed, and I wanted to do it this year when the tables were turned. And Shawna couldn't come back to campus this semester (hopefully she'll be back next semester) so it was important for me to document this for her as well.

I was pretty nervous about the reveal - would my little like me, was there someone else that she really wanted as her big, would I be a good big, etc etc. But - spoiler alert - she's happy with me and I'm so thrilled with her and all around it was an amazing day.

Without further ado, my October 22 in 47 pictures.


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harry potter adiml

Last night, Emily, my sister, and I went to the midnight premiere of the final Harry Potter movie. We all had to get up early this morning, and then this evening the family and I are heading to visit my grandparents (to check on them, sort of, after my grandma was in the hospital), so we're pretty pooped...but it was so worth it. The experience was amazing. We had such a wonderful theater that cried in unison, laughed in unison, screamed and clapped in unison....hnnng. Someday I'll write up some more coherent thoughts on the movie, but I'm pooped.

Besides, why would you read about it when I can just show you the experience!? Because I couldn't let such a perfect opportunity for an A Day In My Life pass me by.

I tried to keep movie spoilers to a minimum, but this entry does have spoilers for things that happen in the book.

Without further ado, my busy Harry Potter day in 49 pictures total. X-posted to adayinmylife.


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adiml and update

SO, since my last entry I have both moved into that single, and gotten that internship! :D Since then I have also discovered bat bugs in my new room. ...Yeah. Dealing with them has been a huge pain in the butt, but I've been counting my blessings that they were bat bugs and not bedbugs. Since then, spring break has also started. I began my spring break by flying down to Texas with my family to celebrate my great-grandmother's 100th birthday. This is the great-grandmother who was carjacked a year or two ago? Don't know if I mentioned that. This is also the great-grandmother who still lives on her own and still drives. It was a nice weekend and it was nice to see family, but it was seriously exhausting, especially the trip home. Our flight out of Houston was delayed two hours and a half hours due to bad weather in Philadelphia, so we didn't make it home until 12:15 last night. Very, very exhausting.

I'll probably have pictures and such from the trip up in a few days.

Anyway, back to the single, the day after I moved in to it I did an ADIML documenting the process of arranging everything and really making it mine, because I was excited about it all. This may not be the most interesting of days to read, but it's significant to me, because it marks the beginning of something new and better. :D

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Well guys, it's that wonderful time of the year again - the end of the semester. So I'll be pretty much offline from now until Wednesday night, which is when the worst of it will be over. Feel free to email me if you need to get in touch.
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is this real life?

What a day of mixed emotions, earlier I was super angry about stuff, but now...

You see, in a perfect world, they would make a really badass, long, Phoenix Wright anime. And they would crank out new Ace Attorney games the way they crank out Pokémon games. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world.

But I'm pretty sure this is the next best thing.

Yes, that is indeed a trailer for a Phoenix Wright/Professor Layton crossover game for the 3DS. I've never had more than a passing interest in the Professor Layton games, but as an Ace Attorney fan desperate for more material...this is amazing, and I'll take what I can get.

Edit: Subbed version of the above trailer.
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an exhausting day in my life

Contrary to popular belief, I am not dead! Merely just swamped with pesky real life business. As I mentioned briefly before, I decided to join a sorority (Sigma Sigma Sigma) and that's kept me very, very busy. I'm finally officially a member, but then I was swamped with midterm business. Now that it's fall life I'm going to catch up with things like writing fic and posting ADIMLs from two weeks ago.

So, in this ADIML, which took place on Saturday, October 2nd, Emily convinced me to go with her, Katie, and Jessie on a hiking trip near Jim Thorpe, PA. After that, it was the tri Sigma big/little reveal. I'm not sure how prevalent this is in Greek societies, but in tri Sigma, every new member gets a "big" sister (hence, big/little) whose identity remains a secret for a week, and they give their little small gifts and clues, and then that weekend each girl's big is revealed and then we all went out to eat.

So yeah, it was a super crazy day. XD;

Read on for more pretty nature pictures!

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Okay, I feel like I have much to blog about, but now it is time to pack. You see, fall break starts this weekend. Buuut my only Friday class is canceled, which means I get to go home today rather than tomorrow, and I get an extra day of break. Which I am pretty much ecstatic about, you guys have no idea how much I need a break. XD

(Also! You may note that I have a new header. :D I seriously love how it came out, it was so simple to make but I think it looks really cool. I love Nightmare Before Christmas season. XD)