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March 13th, 2011

Changin' the world in a tiny way.

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help_japan on DW is truckin' along, and I made my own contribution: I'm offering an Amaterasu's mirror keychain from Okami.

Come to think of it, I could do that in inverted colors too. That'd be pretty cool. Maybe I'll do one or two of those for LJ. *thinkythots*

January 31st, 2011

I had to go back and look at Twitter to see what I've been up to.

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We had about six inches of snow on Thursday - it was a bona-fide thundersnow, reportedly - but as that was my day off anyway, it didn't really affect me much. I was flopped out all day either way. ;)

I'm almost done with a crocheted sweater, but I've run out of yarn, dammit. Good thing it's no-dye-lot.

I also got crafty and made a notebook (well, a notebook cover, really) for Mom's birthday, and some book-label charms for use as jewelry. Pictures will be up as soon as I can take a decent picture of the darn things.

Also, today I fell down the stairs and bruised my - I'm sorry - left cheek.

That is all. Carry on.

September 7th, 2010

Accomplished stuff this weekend.

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...Which is a good thing, because...

NSFbrains. )

Well, last week my coworker was on vacation, so guess who got to pull all-day shifts? That's right, this moogle right here! :D Monday about killed me - seventeen dogs, two days' worth of soiled cages, and NO help - but the rest of it wasn't so bad. I'm glad to be a part-timer again though. And I needed that three-day weekend to recover, good lord.

I accomplished quite a bit over the week, even with the extra work. Finished my second-ever crochet commission and a llama-wool headband (pictures if I can ever find my friggin' camera); redid my logo at my Etsy shop, and got some Dad-birthday-present and Christmas-present ideas.

Now! Back in the saddle with writing. *cracks knuckles*

June 28th, 2010

The Botcon Report!

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Ta-da! The Botcon Report! ...Well, mostly it's just me transcribing all my voice posts (minus the um's and uh's) with some additional notes. Since the voice posts are LJ-exclusive, I might as well do this for my IJ and DW friends too. <3

Long post is long and rambly. )

Picture post and a few skibbles coming soon. Oasis has some of the pictures I want to post, since my camera died Sunday afternoon.

June 23rd, 2010

In the final stages of packing

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Namely, going over my list Just One More Time trying to figure out what I've forgotten. Because I have forgotten something. That's just how it is.

I've got some pieces up on my new dA account if you'd like a sneak peek of what I'll be selling at Botcon. ;) (Yes, of course I have to show off.)

I'll be careful. I'll have fun. I'll take lots of pictures and post them up. I'll remember my sunscreen and Hat. Anything else? No? Good. Take care, y'all, I'll see you Sunday evening.

June 14th, 2010

Holy shit, is Botcon really in a week and a half?

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*crochets like a madwoman* XD ...You know, making superheroes these days is more complicated than it was in the Golden Age. I've got a sort of idea for a thread-and-cloth telekinetic after crocheting so much, but I'm having trouble with her origin story. It's not like I can just have her be bitten by a radioactive blouse.

Also, meme ganked from [info]artoni: Ask me one fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general.

Just one question, please, but it can (and perhaps should) have sub-parts.

Question can be as wacky as you want. Ask me about tv shows, characters, fanfic in general, fandom issues/meta, anything about any of my stories specifically. Whatever you want.


Y'all know my fandoms. ;)

March 6th, 2010

And they said it would never work! Mwahahahahaha!

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Well, I wasn't at all sure this would work, but my sigil hats are a rousing success! *bounces around the room* I found some no-sew iron-on stuff and it works like a charm. (As I may have mentioned before, I Can't Sew. ...If I ever make a craft blog, that will be the title. XD)

Decepticon hat - real mechs wear pink!

Autobot hat, with bonus Bumblebee wristythingies.

It says something that I'm willing to overcome my instinctive 'oh god I hate pictures of myself' reaction to post these. But at least you all can see how long my hair has gotten.

Now I'm making some Decepticon wristies, with a cable. Mwahahaha. >D *mad yarn scientist!*

February 9th, 2010

I think all the snow is starting to get to me.

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Finished my first hat to sell at Botcon - well, the actual hat part, anyway. The sigil to be affixed thereon will have to wait a bit. Also, I've been playing around with recording myself in Photo Booth, and throwing tracks together in Garage Band, and it's occurred to me that the three-part opening episode to Transformers would make a way cool musical.

SOMEBODY STOP MEH

January 6th, 2010

Lots of writing, designing, and comicking to do....

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...and what do I do? I run out and buy a PSP. XD I got some monies for Winterthing and aside from student loans and future Botcon funds, it's really just all sitting there. Maybe I should invest some of it, I dunno.

First thing I did was download FF7, of course. *eyerolls at self*

On the subject of Botcon, I'm going to contribute some crochet pieces to Poptart and Oasis's art table, but the design isn't going well. I'm not really getting the results I want for the scarf with the sigil crocheted in two-color tapestry. *frowns and pokes at it* I'm thinking I should do iron-on sigil patches on hats and wristlets instead - easier to control shape and it doesn't have to be perfect. Of course, I'm open to ideas.

August 6th, 2009

It has been postulated that I am deranged.

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But I enjoy myself. ^_^ Look what I made! It's a present for [info]lookingforsigns, who may be as deranged as I am, but who knows.

Also, Dad came home from a business trip to California today and brought us some seriously amazing peaches.

August 1st, 2009

I crack me up.

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So apparently there is a Lunar Hell. (Worth the clickage, btw - fantastic photos of the Moon's surface.) I have decided that in S3-verse, the Earth Defense Command builds a base there and finds it geographically behooving to call it Moonbase Hell; hilarity, as it sometimes does, ensues. "Hey, Roddy, where are you going?" "Me? I'm going to Hell." "..........."

Also, oh my god you guys I have a metric fuckton of yarn. It breeds when I'm not looking, I swear!

January 27th, 2009

...Holy crap, an actual snow day.

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Only a couple inches before it turned into hail/sleet/freezing rain/assorted Yuck, but all morning we got Real Fluffy Snow and it was really pretty. ...A little precarious when I was out walking the dogs, though - it's hard to keep from slipping when one of the big dogs smells something Interesting and goes *yank!* XD Anyway, I guess the roads were bad enough that the hospital closed down early. And one of the clients had given us a Bertucci's gift card, so we got to have a pizza party before we went home. Dude, I totally got paid to sit around and eat fried mozzarella. I love my job. ^_^

...And then I came home around two and went straight to bed. I kept waking up last night and I was soooo tired. *floppymoogle*

What else... let's see. Well, I tried to pay my student loan online, but couldn't because - funny story - they have my birthdate completely wrong in their database out in Colorado somewhere, and you need that to log into your account, so I called them up for Halp and the lady on the other end said "just send us a certified copy of your birth certificate and we'll fix that right up for you! :D" so I go to my mom and I say "hey, mom, the Loan People need a certified copy of my birth certificate and this is why," and Mom goes "okay, I'll take care of it." *deeeeep breath* And I asked her about it today and she's like, "oh, I forgot, and then when I remembered I didn't do it because I thought 'what do they need her birth certificate for anyway?' " and I'm like, "Mom, I'm home all the time, you could have asked me."

*pant pant*

So, I'm gonna have to send them a check tomorrow or Thursday, I guess. And get on Mom's butt a little about getting my records fixed.

On the up side, I sent in my application for the Vanna's Choice crochet contest. I just hope they appreciate the beauty of my corset and ignore the ugly dumpling wearing it.

January 25th, 2009

You know what would be an interesting technical challenge?

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Crocheting a DDR mat blanket.

With a bitty cord hanging off it, of course. ^_^

*sighs* I'll add it to my list. ;P

January 19th, 2009

Marshmallow world

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I know it's the height of boringness to natter on about the weather, but... well, this is me. ;P So, it's been in the teens-and-twenties for about a week now (after lots of waffling over whether it wanted to be actual winter or not), and the pond's been frozen over. Actually, the pond looks like an ice rink. XD Even the waterfall froze over, you guys - Dad had to turn it off to keep it from backing up and flooding the yard, and now we've got these floaty things in the water to keep an airhole in the ice so the fish don't suffocate. But anyway, today's the day it finally snowed. Not spectacularly, but enough to frost everyone's lawns and such. It was being all polite and demure at first when I went out to walk the dogs at work, but by the time I went home it was coming down enough to cut down on visibility.

I do not envy all the people coming out for the inauguration, yo. *shivers*

In other news, my mock corset is done! Pictures when I figure out something that would look okay with it. Next project, the Magnusplushies. *rolls up sleeves*

January 1st, 2009

Goals, not resolutions.

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Because goals are something you work towards, not something you lay around and feel guilty that you're not doing. And I'm having one of those fat-ugly-worthless lives days, so I have to do something to snap me out of it. So. Lists. Lists of Things. Things to Do. Yes. *nods.*

Crochet
- Corset: get it done this month, in a fashion that doesn't leave me scrambling for my camera at 2359 hours Jan 31. -_- (Shouldn't be hard, the pieces work up pretty quickly, but I need to leave some wiggle room in case the experimental bits don't work out like I want.)
- Naked Ultra Magnus (x2) for Ravyn: will probably take longer, but my goal is March 1. Even though there's two, it shouldn't take as long as Perceptor did because I have a little better idea of what I'm doing.
- At least three pieces for when I debut my Etsy shop, goal April 1. Considering how many half-finished projects I have floating around, that shouldn't be too hard.

Writing
- Five Myths Jamie and Adam Never Busted: get it done by summer, dammit. It's been floating around way too long. I don't know if the fic itself deserves better, but the concept certainly does.
- The Rose Bearer: mostly finished by the end of the year. Of course, I said that last year too and I wrote about, uh, one chapter. All year. It's completely ridiculous when I already know basically how it's going to go. *headdesk*
- On Broken Wings: ...I don't like the name anymore. Also, finish the new chapter.
- At least one short story/comic: published by the end of the year.

Video Games
- Final Fantasy 9: best game I never finished.
- Final Fantasy 12: or by the time I beat it, all the good fanfic authors will have moved on.
- Transformers: both the DS game and the Wii game by the time the new movie comes out

Health
- Join that tai chi place I keep driving by; Mom's promised to pay for it already, it's just on me to get off my ass.
- Some kind of regular aerobic exercise (DDR Hottest Party if I can get it or con my parents into getting it, for preference)

Life
- Get a frakkin' job


.....I may be setting myself up for failure, here. *staaaaaares at list* o_o

December 28th, 2008

Hopping Heterodynes!

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So there's a crochet contest going on, and I'm gonna enter (because I don't have anything better to do, lol). My planned project? A corset.

Not a real one, obviously. Yarn != whalebone. But it'll look nice if what I'm picturing gets anywhere near reality.

...god, I'm insane. XDDD

December 25th, 2008

Ahahaha, omg. *flopthud*

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So, as threatened, I stayed up as long as it took last night to do my mom's blanket.* I got about two hours' sleep before I had to get up and go to work, all told. But I knew that was going to happen going in, so off I go like a trooper moogle and arrive at the Dog Place promptly at eight. ...Half an hour later I gave up and went home, very confused. I hadn't seen another soul and the building was locked up tight, so unless they were playing an elaborate prank on me... Maybe I was supposed to come in in the afternoon, I thought. So I opened presents with my parents, took a nap (homg needed that so much), and returned at 2:30 for what I thought would be the afternoon shift.

At 3:00 I was just about to give up again when my boss shows up. He winds up telling me that the Christmas Day dogwalking shift starts at six. Six. You'd think someone would mention this to the new girl. *headdesk* Anyway, he assured me it wasn't my fault, and I got to walk dogs with him, which gives me my holiday pay. So, all's well that ends well. ...I'm never going to hear the end of this when I come in to work tomorrow, am I?

Other than that, my Christmas is going just fine. It's really nice and warm outside, my parents are cooking dinner upstairs, and I have books and shiny things to keep me occupied. ^_^ ...but, uh, definitely going to bed early tonight.



*I was really expecting this to be a pain in the butt, but there's something oddly restful and cozy about crocheting a big fluffy blanket for someone you care about. I sat there in front of the computer and read old RP logs and the time and the yarn just flew. ...Don't think I'll be doing it that often though. *winces and flexes fingers*

*jinglejingle*

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...O hay, it's Christmas.

(Yes, I'm still up. I'm not done with Mom's blanket yet. *crochets furiously* If I hurry, I might still get a few hours' sleep before I have to go to work. But I will damn well stay up all night if I have to!)

I don't really have any deep thoughts this year. I'll save the introspection for New Years'. Just... I love you all. Thanks for sticking around and listening to me whine and encouraging my vices. ;) Stay safe and enjoy your Winterthing, whatever that entails.

Hugs, kisses, cookies and porn for all.

Love,
Moogle

October 25th, 2008

*pfffwwwwssshhhh - random battle!*

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Win #1 - I finished the baby blanket I was making for my cousin's sproglet-to-be. And it is all soft and warm and cute!

Win #2 - I went on eBay and found a kickass Christmas present for my dad. Which doesn't sound all that impressive until you know how extraordinarily hard my Dad is to buy for.

Win #3 - I have Dad's sugar cookies. Well, had. *omnomnom*

...Dadadada, da da dadadada! :D

September 1st, 2008

Definitely need to figure out a simpler way to do this.

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Percyplush update: the legs are attached, after some hemming and hawing over what size to make his butt. Still to do: assemble the arms (about halfway done), make the scope, and add the face and other detailing. No further injuries have been sustained at this time.

I may knock off soon, though, 'cause apparently I am about to give birth. To a velociraptor.

Also, for those who were wondering: [info]deepbluesquee has made it safely to New York as of this afternoon.

EDIT: Okay, I lied. )
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