ravyn_ashling: (qaf)
Yesterday, I read this article from a Canadian blogger about why local arts scenes are dying and posted about it on my Facebook (yeah, we've already established that I don't give much of a shit about fandom-RL exclusivity -- add me up there if you feel the same way! I've already been friends with a handful of LJ and Tumblr folks for at least a year lol), and I didn't realise I had so many feelings about our local arts scene until I started discussing it with various friends afterwards.

Which is a little weird because I've been into the arts since I was very little? Into it meaning I've been exposed to musicales since age five (Les Miserables was my first love) and grew up with a former-singer-performer mother and enjoyed doodling since god-knows-when, but never really did much to hone it--with the exception of being active in school plays during elementary and high school, and taking a lot of performance arts classes and doing a lot of video assignments at uni (I was a Communications/Media Arts student *shrug*). So I guess part of the feelings also came from my frustrations with not being able to fully pursue anything creative? So now I'm living vicariously through my artist friends by going to their events and pimping them out, while I struggle to help my family get out of the financial shit we're in on the side even though I can never say that I'd ever be happy with corporate life.

Heh, yeah. I think this pretty much replaces what fandom life I used to have. An existential crisis.

ravyn_ashling: (qaf)
This is my first day off from EVERYTHING (work, school & home--I stay with my grandparents on weekdays and only go home to my family for the weekend but instead of that being relaxing, it's usually quite hectic because being around my mum can be quite a challenge that way; still love her though) in a while, and I'm more stressed out than usual. I can name two reasons behind this:

One, even though I'm not in the office or at school, I still can't help but think of homework and my deliverables for the following week. The school stuff is all group work, but I'm the leader for one project and I--why. And then so much pending shit for the day job. Plus freelance, because I need money, being the family cash cow and all.

Two, I'd missed out on two activities that I really wanted to join this weekend. Was invited to climb Mt Pulag (one of the most famous places to climb in the Philippines) some time ago but immediately had to decline because I knew the trip was going to fall on the week of my period. And true enough, I got my period last Wednesday-- so even though one person kept trying to convince me to go up until the last minute, I really couldn't say yes. Then as luck would have it, my body decides to stop bleeding last night, the very night everyone left Manila for the trip. It would have still been fine and dandy because Stars is playing here tonight and I've been told that they are truly wonderful live. But. Tickets sold out the moment I managed to have enough money to buy one. So.

I'm just going to do freelance stuff instead. And then go home to my Mum in the evening. Home-made meals are always the best.

--

In lighter news, IHOP opened here yesterday so I went to check it out with friends for our weekly session of Fitness Eating (usually scheduled on Thursday but we made an exception this week because Valentine's crowd dnw 8D), where we are constantly left to suspect whether all the restaurants we dine in spike their food and drinks with marijuana--or wonder if it's really just us. ABS (A Big Stomach) galore.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] claudine has set up a Merlin/Arthur rec blog on Tumblr and made a slave fic rec list for those of you who are into that. I know I am. ;)

Also, also! Let me pimp out these songs my very good friend wrote when he was still at uni and recently re-uploaded for easier enjoyment. They're quite lovely in that feel-good, let's-relax-and-remember-the-love-we-had-and-lost sort of way. OOPS I MERLIN/ARTHUR FEELS'D ALL OVER THE FLOOR AGAIN.

Oh, and I forgot to mention last week I saw Potted Potter after a friend gave me free tickets to the show. That was a lot of fun. I got "sorted" into Slytherin for the Quidditch portion, rightfully so. *beams with pride*
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (Default)
It's been Stormaggedon here in the Philippines for the past... week? Weeks? and I have spent this one so far this way:
  • Monday | went on leave for fear of dying from flying roofs and falling tree trunks; then it turned out that the typhoon had already subsided in the Metro, and i beat myself up over having wasted my leave that way. Dad (who normally discourages going on a leave for reasons that are not near-paralytic illness) said not to fret about it, though, since it was raining like a fucking deadly thing on our side of the country so I was eventually able to enjoy my rest day in peace. Relatively.
  • Tuesday | took advantage of the fairly decent weather and finally submitted my scholarship application for grad school--at super speed over lunch. *FINGERS CROSSED* Went to dinner with Potthead friends to celebrate Harry P's 32nd birthday, had an encounter with an idiot cab driver on the way home, and ended up walking the whole kilometer to the train station instead. Instant exercise! Watched the latest episode of Teen Wolf, and flailed and cried inside.
  • Wednesday | Fucking. Overslept. Thanks, Stiles.
    Thursday morning - present time | Celebrating "Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (Month of the National Language)" with friends by speaking purely in Filipino (including non-English-based slang) on Plurk and having a good, hearty, side-splitting laugh about it. We're giving [livejournal.com profile] aesires til sundown before she cracks from the challenge, and starts spouting English again and nothing but Filipino curses instead. (Most Filipinos have gotten so used to mixing the national language with English that it has become extremely difficult to keep speaking in pure Filipino while keeping a straight face.)

Tonight I'll be seeing Brave with a couple of said friends. Excite! :D Meridaaaaa. Can't wait to love youuuuu ♥


Speaking of Clint and Natasha's lovechild, I've been encountering a lot of wank over the upcoming (is it still apt to call it 'upcoming' if it's still about two years away?) Winter Soldier movie lately, a lot of it from people who are afraid that Bucky Barnes will bring in the "ruin" of the Clint/Natasha and Steve/Tony ships, and this just... bothers me. This post pretty much sums up what I feel about it and, as the OP writes about as well, the frustration of Black Widow fans over Natasha not getting her own movie before Bucky.

Basically, (1) I'm with the people in support of more female and POC leads in superhero movies, but I refuse to do this by shitting on characters that actually have a very interesting arc and especially whom I have grown to love; (2) I think ship wars are stupid and pointless, and I'm just going to my corner and enjoy my Avengers love in peace with people who are in the fandom for the love and fun as well, okay? Okay.



ANYWAY. More pleasant stuff: This Teen Wolf meta about the classical elements in the show, and how next season could just be the year of Stiles makes me miss being in lit class at uni; and this spoken word performance about the expectations and realities of love makes me miss performance lit class like endlessly burning. Why did I decide to do a business-related post-grad again? ;_;


Hey guys, heeeeyyy! ♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (Default)
It's been Stormaggedon here in the Philippines for the past... week? Weeks? and I have spent this one so far this way:
  • Monday | went on leave for fear of dying from flying roofs and falling tree trunks; then it turned out that the typhoon had already subsided in the Metro, and i beat myself up over having wasted my leave that way. Dad (who normally discourages going on a leave for reasons that are not near-paralytic illness) said not to fret about it, though, since it was raining like a fucking deadly thing on our side of the country so I was eventually able to enjoy my rest day in peace. Relatively.
  • Tuesday | took advantage of the fairly decent weather and finally submitted my scholarship application for grad school--at super speed over lunch. *FINGERS CROSSED* Went to dinner with Potthead friends to celebrate Harry P's 32nd birthday, had an encounter with an idiot cab driver on the way home, and ended up walking the whole kilometer to the train station instead. Instant exercise! Watched the latest episode of Teen Wolf, and flailed and cried inside.
  • Wednesday | Fucking. Overslept. Thanks, Stiles.
    Thursday morning - present time | Celebrating "Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa (Month of the National Language)" with friends by speaking purely in Filipino (including non-English-based slang) on Plurk and having a good, hearty, side-splitting laugh about it. We're giving [livejournal.com profile] aesires til sundown before she cracks from the challenge, and starts spouting English again and nothing but Filipino curses instead. (Most Filipinos have gotten so used to mixing the national language with English that it has become extremely difficult to keep speaking in pure Filipino while keeping a straight face.)

Tonight I'll be seeing Brave with a couple of said friends. Excite! :D Meridaaaaa. Can't wait to love youuuuu ♥


Speaking of Clint and Natasha's lovechild, I've been encountering a lot of wank over the upcoming (is it still apt to call it 'upcoming' if it's still about two years away?) Winter Soldier movie lately, a lot of it from people who are afraid that Bucky Barnes will bring in the "ruin" of the Clint/Natasha and Steve/Tony ships, and this just... bothers me. This post pretty much sums up what I feel about it and, as the OP writes about as well, the frustration of Black Widow fans over Natasha not getting her own movie before Bucky.

Basically, (1) I'm with the people in support of more female and POC leads in superhero movies, but I refuse to do this by shitting on characters that actually have a very interesting arc and especially whom I have grown to love; (2) I think ship wars are stupid and pointless, and I'm just going to my corner and enjoy my Avengers love in peace with people who are in the fandom for the love and fun as well, okay? Okay.



ANYWAY. More pleasant stuff: This Teen Wolf meta about the classical elements in the show, and how next season could just be the year of Stiles makes me miss being in lit class at uni; and this spoken word performance about the expectations and realities of love makes me miss performance lit class like endlessly burning. Why did I decide to do a business-related post-grad again? ;_;


Hey guys, heeeeyyy! ♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (hbic)
And it only took me a little over two weeks to let you know that. Thanks to everyone who comforted me on my last entry btw! ♥ Grad school's been fun so far, though I still get the nerves and a heaving fit at least an hour before leaving from work to go to class, but it's cool, it's cool.

I'm doing pretty well and getting good grades (surprisingly really good grades o_o) on my case studies for Marketing class, but doing rather poorly in socializing with my Marketing classmates. (Seriously, though, how does one go about initiating contact and properly responding to small talk? I fucking hate small talk. Also, I swear my classmates must think I only speak when there are grades involved.)

Advanced Academic Writing class, on the other hand, well. It still frustrates me at moment that I hadn't been exempted from this class, especially since all the concepts being discussed so far (and most likely everything that will be discussed later) are concepts I'd learned about during my freshman year as an undergrad and even taught twice after I'd graduated from college, but I figured I could use the review and the practice, especially since I pretty much suck at keeping my focus during actual writing. (HELLO, EVIDENCE RIGHT HERE.)


Also, still need serious intervention on my procrastination tactics.


I'm still pretty much at the mercy of Avengers fandom, but I haven't been doing anything but reading Bucky/Steve fic and doodling Thor/Loki things when I'm bored at work lately. I have finished my line art for [livejournal.com profile] avengers_rbb and, uh, posted these two pieces:


Fandom: The Avengers, Brave
Pairing/Characters: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, Princess Merida
Rating: G
Warnings: Crack?

{ I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! }


Fandom: Thor, The Avengers, X-Men: First Class
Pairing/Characters: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier, Thor/Loki
Rating: G
Warnings: So much crack. 8|

{ WHAT-- }
Are you sensing a pattern with my posts here? Shh, just ignore it.


Anyway, I'm on leave today because my dad just lost his job and is out with my mum renewing their broker's and CPA licenses, and I was asked to babysit my little brothers (one of whom is currently suffering from a really bad tummy), soooo I'll just be forcing myself to finish my goddamn case study for tomorrow (seriously, Gin, it's just definitions this time--fucking type the shit down already!) and hopefully I'll have time to doodle before the folks get home and Mum lords over my actions again. XD


PS. SUITS IS BACK HNGHHRHGHHH. One of my RL friends had been going all "TEAM PARALEGAL!" on Twitter yesterday, and I couldn't help myself, I had to raise the flag for Team Harvey, and he was all, "...well damn. Now that would be a twist." YEP. IF ONLY. But, eeee, Suits!
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (hbic)
And it only took me a little over two weeks to let you know that. Thanks to everyone who comforted me on my last entry btw! ♥ Grad school's been fun so far, though I still get the nerves and a heaving fit at least an hour before leaving from work to go to class, but it's cool, it's cool.

I'm doing pretty well and getting good grades (surprisingly really good grades o_o) on my case studies for Marketing class, but doing rather poorly in socializing with my Marketing classmates. (Seriously, though, how does one go about initiating contact and properly responding to small talk? I fucking hate small talk. Also, I swear my classmates must think I only speak when there are grades involved.)

Advanced Academic Writing class, on the other hand, well. It still frustrates me at moment that I hadn't been exempted from this class, especially since all the concepts being discussed so far (and most likely everything that will be discussed later) are concepts I'd learned about during my freshman year as an undergrad and even taught twice after I'd graduated from college, but I figured I could use the review and the practice, especially since I pretty much suck at keeping my focus during actual writing. (HELLO, EVIDENCE RIGHT HERE.)


Also, still need serious intervention on my procrastination tactics.


I'm still pretty much at the mercy of Avengers fandom, but I haven't been doing anything but reading Bucky/Steve fic and doodling Thor/Loki things when I'm bored at work lately. I have finished my line art for [livejournal.com profile] avengers_rbb and, uh, posted these two pieces:


Fandom: The Avengers, Brave
Pairing/Characters: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, Princess Merida
Rating: G
Warnings: Crack?

{ I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! }


Fandom: Thor, The Avengers, X-Men: First Class
Pairing/Characters: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier, Thor/Loki
Rating: G
Warnings: So much crack. 8|

{ WHAT-- }
Are you sensing a pattern with my posts here? Shh, just ignore it.


Anyway, I'm on leave today because my dad just lost his job and is out with my mum renewing their broker's and CPA licenses, and I was asked to babysit my little brothers (one of whom is currently suffering from a really bad tummy), soooo I'll just be forcing myself to finish my goddamn case study for tomorrow (seriously, Gin, it's just definitions this time--fucking type the shit down already!) and hopefully I'll have time to doodle before the folks get home and Mum lords over my actions again. XD


PS. SUITS IS BACK HNGHHRHGHHH. One of my RL friends had been going all "TEAM PARALEGAL!" on Twitter yesterday, and I couldn't help myself, I had to raise the flag for Team Harvey, and he was all, "...well damn. Now that would be a twist." YEP. IF ONLY. But, eeee, Suits!
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (i love blondes whut 8D)
Every time I have to go somewhere after work that isn't simply dinner or a movie with a few close friends, I get this irrational feeling of dread where I have bit of trouble breathing and can't concentrate very well on anything else until I'm already on my way to the event/place. Heh, remnants of GAD, gtfo plzkthxbai.

That being said, [livejournal.com profile] aesires and the other ladies of SPIDERSILK PRODUCTIONS are launching their new art exhibit ACID ASYLUM in Makati today, and another good friend from high school Sarah Joy (link goes to her Tumblr; go listen to her awesome singing!) will be performing at the event as well, so that's going be cool. Reis has already had some of her paintings reserved by a collector, which is thrilling, and I'm super super proud of and inspired by her for working really hard and going after what she wants. ♥

Anyway, since we're already talking about art, here are a couple of my comparatively less-than-impressive attempts at it (shh, but I'm still quite happy with them ok) lately:


Characters/Pairing: Mordred
Rating: T (because my team mate says the snake is too fucking scary for her and there's some blood)
Summary/Notes: Done for [livejournal.com profile] drawmelot's Celtic Animal Project.

{ Mordred and the Adder }


Title: You put your arms around me, and I'm home.
Characters/Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: G
Summary/Notes: Back huuuuug! :D

{ You put your arms around me, and I believe that it's easier for you to let me go. }

My boss finally told us that he will be leaving the company by April. Ah well, que sera sera, life must go on, it's not the end of the world, fuck it. I passed my grad school exams anyway! Just waiting the department to call me for an interview. Yay~

PS. CONGRATULATIONS TO MY WAIFU AND BBDOLL [livejournal.com profile] ionnesaysrawr for having recently graduated from uni! Now stop making like Bakanishi and get back here on LJ and keep my ドキドキ 輝く bedside warm and poppin' again, betch.


B(


... I may have slightly taken over the PERVERT SUGAR tag on Tumblr last night.

ETA. Colin and Katie and not-the-right-Bradley's photoshoot: liking about half of it now, still running away from the rest. Yup.

ETA2. Man, I wish we had UK's Celebrity Deal or No Deal instead, if only so I could see Tom Hopper being all nervous and shit on a game show.
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (i love blondes whut 8D)
Every time I have to go somewhere after work that isn't simply dinner or a movie with a few close friends, I get this irrational feeling of dread where I have bit of trouble breathing and can't concentrate very well on anything else until I'm already on my way to the event/place. Heh, remnants of GAD, gtfo plzkthxbai.

That being said, [livejournal.com profile] aesires and the other ladies of SPIDERSILK PRODUCTIONS are launching their new art exhibit ACID ASYLUM in Makati today, and another good friend from high school Sarah Joy (link goes to her Tumblr; go listen to her awesome singing!) will be performing at the event as well, so that's going be cool. Reis has already had some of her paintings reserved by a collector, which is thrilling, and I'm super super proud of and inspired by her for working really hard and going after what she wants. ♥

Anyway, since we're already talking about art, here are a couple of my comparatively less-than-impressive attempts at it (shh, but I'm still quite happy with them ok) lately:


Characters/Pairing: Mordred
Rating: T (because my team mate says the snake is too fucking scary for her and there's some blood)
Summary/Notes: Done for [livejournal.com profile] drawmelot's Celtic Animal Project.

{ Mordred and the Adder }


Title: You put your arms around me, and I'm home.
Characters/Pairing: Arthur/Merlin
Rating: G
Summary/Notes: Back huuuuug! :D

{ You put your arms around me, and I believe that it's easier for you to let me go. }

My boss finally told us that he will be leaving the company by April. Ah well, que sera sera, life must go on, it's not the end of the world, fuck it. I passed my grad school exams anyway! Just waiting the department to call me for an interview. Yay~

PS. CONGRATULATIONS TO MY WAIFU AND BBDOLL [livejournal.com profile] ionnesaysrawr for having recently graduated from uni! Now stop making like Bakanishi and get back here on LJ and keep my ドキドキ 輝く bedside warm and poppin' again, betch.


B(


... I may have slightly taken over the PERVERT SUGAR tag on Tumblr last night.

ETA. Colin and Katie and not-the-right-Bradley's photoshoot: liking about half of it now, still running away from the rest. Yup.

ETA2. Man, I wish we had UK's Celebrity Deal or No Deal instead, if only so I could see Tom Hopper being all nervous and shit on a game show.
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (kazuya)


TWO DAYS until we launch our official website. For now, please check the following out for updates:

Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr

If Shiki ^ were into girls, I'd totally date him. :P



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I don't know who mine is (my RL friends who know JE used to say I look like a RyoKame lovechild o_o), but look what I came across as I was checking my f-list last night:


8DDD;;;


Obviously they're both awesome dudes, too. EDIT. Find out just how awesome Yara is here! (I hope you don't mind me including a bit of your post in the screencap, [livejournal.com profile] yararanger! HEART_BEAN HUGS FOR MY SWEET POTATO just because. ♥)

My body kind of shut off on me at approximately 3 o'clock this afternoon. Too much work, not enough sleep (stayed up all night reading [livejournal.com profile] cruentum's Edit the Sad Parts (beautiful, beautiful fic ;_;)), obvious reasons. Tonight I pledge to finish my [livejournal.com profile] merlin_games piece and sleep before midnight. Yes.

Chatted with my friend [livejournal.com profile] strawberrychainsaw about ~things~ today, and she told me re: last night's LJ post to "CONFESS GIN CONFESS!!!" while waving a hypothetical Bible at my face. XDD Yeaaaah, that's not happening though.

Random realisation of the day: If [livejournal.com profile] copperiisulfate and I swapped brains it wouldn't make that big of a difference. Her brain + my brain = no more feeling like such lonely weirdos, wot.


i just want to walk beside them forever with a blower in each of my hands.
(saucery)


Brb contemplating whether I should sign up for [livejournal.com profile] paperlegends.
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (kazuya)


TWO DAYS until we launch our official website. For now, please check the following out for updates:

Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr

If Shiki ^ were into girls, I'd totally date him. :P



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I don't know who mine is (my RL friends who know JE used to say I look like a RyoKame lovechild o_o), but look what I came across as I was checking my f-list last night:


8DDD;;;


Obviously they're both awesome dudes, too. EDIT. Find out just how awesome Yara is here! (I hope you don't mind me including a bit of your post in the screencap, [livejournal.com profile] yararanger! HEART_BEAN HUGS FOR MY SWEET POTATO just because. ♥)

My body kind of shut off on me at approximately 3 o'clock this afternoon. Too much work, not enough sleep (stayed up all night reading [livejournal.com profile] cruentum's Edit the Sad Parts (beautiful, beautiful fic ;_;)), obvious reasons. Tonight I pledge to finish my [livejournal.com profile] merlin_games piece and sleep before midnight. Yes.

Chatted with my friend [livejournal.com profile] strawberrychainsaw about ~things~ today, and she told me re: last night's LJ post to "CONFESS GIN CONFESS!!!" while waving a hypothetical Bible at my face. XDD Yeaaaah, that's not happening though.

Random realisation of the day: If [livejournal.com profile] copperiisulfate and I swapped brains it wouldn't make that big of a difference. Her brain + my brain = no more feeling like such lonely weirdos, wot.


i just want to walk beside them forever with a blower in each of my hands.
(saucery)


Brb contemplating whether I should sign up for [livejournal.com profile] paperlegends.
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (i love blondes whut 8D)

HAPPY DRAGON YEAR, EVERYONE! :D


I take special pride in having been born a(n earth) dragon because, HELLO, LEGENDARY MYSTICAL CREATURE. 8D Also I like to imagine being under Merlin's command. ;) My CNY resolutions: work much much harder for the things that truly matter, establish a much much stronger relationship with the people I love (read: talk more openly with them and stop being such an emotionally-constipated freak), and be braver. I can do this.

Anyway! Today is a holiday, but I'm still feeling pretty damn tired and I wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. And the rest of the week. If I can have my way, I'll just isolate myself in a room for days and read all the fic and draw all the art and just sleep and nibble on choice snacks in between. But for now I have to work my ten-and-a-half-hour day, finish design commissions, and accomplish my grad school application.

I am actually also planning on trying for a scholarship to Central European University next year. Their gender studies program looks promising, I can possibly specialize in queer theory if I want to, and I've heard good things about the school, so... Lol. STUDYING: IT TURNS ME ON.


In other news, lookit! We have a new puppy:



Named him Blond Junno after this idiot, but hey_cee@Twitter calls him "BJ" so we can pretend that he's also called "Bradley James". XD He's a two-month-old golden retriever and labrador mix, adorably round and at the moment nearly smaller than legos. He's only been with us a week (I shall miss him during the days that I am not at home), but he's already just as much a part of the family as these two rascals, who have a love/terrified-of relationship with him right now. It's very amusing to watch.

Speaking of watching things, I still cannot relate to everyone's Reichenbach feels because MURPHY D8 (aka work, more work, most? And my room being taken away from me because of my great aunts and uncles visiting again. Why'd I decide to go back to living with my grandfolks again? Lol my life. I did manage to go out with friends at some point, which... awesome.) I got to watch the latest episode of Glee on TV this morning, though. Which TOTALLY NOT THE SAME THING, but I just had to say: can they just stick to performing musical numbers, please? Because they're actually still good with those.

Oh, and I've been reading the Hunger Games trilogy so I won't be a total n00b while watching the movie in March April. I've been hearing a bit of disappointment from some people about the final book, but for now I'm quite enjoying what I'm reading, though I suppose I can do without the excessive romance. Ah well, whatevs. Dystopian fiction is like fodder to me.


Also, lmao, the shit fans notice:


(sourcery)
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (i love blondes whut 8D)

HAPPY DRAGON YEAR, EVERYONE! :D


I take special pride in having been born a(n earth) dragon because, HELLO, LEGENDARY MYSTICAL CREATURE. 8D Also I like to imagine being under Merlin's command. ;) My CNY resolutions: work much much harder for the things that truly matter, establish a much much stronger relationship with the people I love (read: talk more openly with them and stop being such an emotionally-constipated freak), and be braver. I can do this.

Anyway! Today is a holiday, but I'm still feeling pretty damn tired and I wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow. And the rest of the week. If I can have my way, I'll just isolate myself in a room for days and read all the fic and draw all the art and just sleep and nibble on choice snacks in between. But for now I have to work my ten-and-a-half-hour day, finish design commissions, and accomplish my grad school application.

I am actually also planning on trying for a scholarship to Central European University next year. Their gender studies program looks promising, I can possibly specialize in queer theory if I want to, and I've heard good things about the school, so... Lol. STUDYING: IT TURNS ME ON.


In other news, lookit! We have a new puppy:



Named him Blond Junno after this idiot, but hey_cee@Twitter calls him "BJ" so we can pretend that he's also called "Bradley James". XD He's a two-month-old golden retriever and labrador mix, adorably round and at the moment nearly smaller than legos. He's only been with us a week (I shall miss him during the days that I am not at home), but he's already just as much a part of the family as these two rascals, who have a love/terrified-of relationship with him right now. It's very amusing to watch.

Speaking of watching things, I still cannot relate to everyone's Reichenbach feels because MURPHY D8 (aka work, more work, most? And my room being taken away from me because of my great aunts and uncles visiting again. Why'd I decide to go back to living with my grandfolks again? Lol my life. I did manage to go out with friends at some point, which... awesome.) I got to watch the latest episode of Glee on TV this morning, though. Which TOTALLY NOT THE SAME THING, but I just had to say: can they just stick to performing musical numbers, please? Because they're actually still good with those.

Oh, and I've been reading the Hunger Games trilogy so I won't be a total n00b while watching the movie in March April. I've been hearing a bit of disappointment from some people about the final book, but for now I'm quite enjoying what I'm reading, though I suppose I can do without the excessive romance. Ah well, whatevs. Dystopian fiction is like fodder to me.


Also, lmao, the shit fans notice:


(sourcery)
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (Default)
Fifth day of the new year from the future, hello!

Pre-grad school woes here. )




I'm not sure how many of you have heard of Sendong (international name: Washi), the typhoon that took the lives of over 1,000 people and the homes of thousands more here in our country. The place where disaster hit is very far away from where I or any of my loved ones live, but watching and reading the news about it had been sickeningly devastating nonetheless, and still is.

To be honest--and I feel a little ashamed to say this now--I had not been expecting there to be any fandom relief efforts here on LJ for the victims of the typhoon, so it was a pleasant surprise when I found out that there are actually two ongoing at the moment:


[livejournal.com profile] help_pilipinas has offerings from writers and artists from the Johnny's Entertainment fandom. Offering posts are already closed for this auction, as they have started with bidding on January 1st and will be ending the round on the 16th. If you're a JE fan and would like to donate, and receive a fanwork featuring your favourite idol, pairing or group in return, then head on over to this community now.


[livejournal.com profile] help_mindanao caters to all fandoms and features offerings for even non-fandom items. Auction posts have been up since December 30 and will remain open until January 20. You can still offer fanworks and other items here. Read their FAQ here.
I was not able to make it to the offering of [livejournal.com profile] help_pilipinas, but you can find my thread in [livejournal.com profile] help_mindanao here, here, and here. I was not planning on offering anything for the auctions, since I usually take too long to finish my piece (I still owe [livejournal.com profile] rheasilvia and [livejournal.com profile] chaosmaka theirs), but because there has only been a small amount of offerings for this auction, I've decided to put up my own as well.

If you are willing to wait for your artwork to be turned over, you can bid on my art. But what I think would really help at this point is if we can get more offerings and promotion for the project.

Thanks in advance to anyone who helps in any way they can!




I had a blast participating in [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays again this year (though I still need to read all the fic D8)! Can you guess which work is mine? ;D

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to [livejournal.com profile] hungerpunch! ILU, LO. KEEP ROCKING. ♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (Default)
Fifth day of the new year from the future, hello!

Pre-grad school woes here. )




I'm not sure how many of you have heard of Sendong (international name: Washi), the typhoon that took the lives of over 1,000 people and the homes of thousands more here in our country. The place where disaster hit is very far away from where I or any of my loved ones live, but watching and reading the news about it had been sickeningly devastating nonetheless, and still is.

To be honest--and I feel a little ashamed to say this now--I had not been expecting there to be any fandom relief efforts here on LJ for the victims of the typhoon, so it was a pleasant surprise when I found out that there are actually two ongoing at the moment:


[livejournal.com profile] help_pilipinas has offerings from writers and artists from the Johnny's Entertainment fandom. Offering posts are already closed for this auction, as they have started with bidding on January 1st and will be ending the round on the 16th. If you're a JE fan and would like to donate, and receive a fanwork featuring your favourite idol, pairing or group in return, then head on over to this community now.


[livejournal.com profile] help_mindanao caters to all fandoms and features offerings for even non-fandom items. Auction posts have been up since December 30 and will remain open until January 20. You can still offer fanworks and other items here. Read their FAQ here.
I was not able to make it to the offering of [livejournal.com profile] help_pilipinas, but you can find my thread in [livejournal.com profile] help_mindanao here, here, and here. I was not planning on offering anything for the auctions, since I usually take too long to finish my piece (I still owe [livejournal.com profile] rheasilvia and [livejournal.com profile] chaosmaka theirs), but because there has only been a small amount of offerings for this auction, I've decided to put up my own as well.

If you are willing to wait for your artwork to be turned over, you can bid on my art. But what I think would really help at this point is if we can get more offerings and promotion for the project.

Thanks in advance to anyone who helps in any way they can!




I had a blast participating in [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays again this year (though I still need to read all the fic D8)! Can you guess which work is mine? ;D

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to [livejournal.com profile] hungerpunch! ILU, LO. KEEP ROCKING. ♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (not happy)


Hi, Livejournal friends-list. I am avoiding you and Tumblr like I plague for the next two hours, because I have yet to watch Merlin 4x02 and my Internet has decided to take its sweet little time in getting it to me and--hello, is this for real? Do I actually care about being spoiled for once? Oh, show, the ways you change me!

So, ah, instead I am going bleed my ass off trying to finish as much of this freelance project as I can because, well, money, money, money, Ginny needs more money, really. It is during times like this that I am very glad that I had chosen design as a career, because if illustrating had given me this much excruciating pain, I probably wouldn't be drawing fan art anymore. But I would love to be paid for illustrations anyway. ;;

Also: *hugs all the NEWS fans* I know you guys have heard this countless times already since yesterday, but we know how you feel. We've been there and it hurts like a fucking bitch, and it will make you feel like you just want to leave (like I have and have actually done) or just cry in mourning endlessly, but you mustn't blame anyone and you must never lose the love you have for the boys (I still love KAT-TUN, each and every one of them, endlessly) and give yourself time to be happy for them, for having the courage to do what they think is best for themselves, and remember that these boys do care about each other and while they may be feeling the same pain that you are right now, times a hundred, this is a decision they all share and have understood and they are happy for those who have chosen to do what they had to and they will remain in each others hearts and always wish all the good things for each other, no matter how far apart they are.

That was a long sentence, um, but like [livejournal.com profile] ryogrande said in her own LJ, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy (despite the image above) and I hope you guys just stay strong and keep the faith, きっと大丈夫, がんばれ, etc etc etc. ♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (not happy)


Hi, Livejournal friends-list. I am avoiding you and Tumblr like I plague for the next two hours, because I have yet to watch Merlin 4x02 and my Internet has decided to take its sweet little time in getting it to me and--hello, is this for real? Do I actually care about being spoiled for once? Oh, show, the ways you change me!

So, ah, instead I am going bleed my ass off trying to finish as much of this freelance project as I can because, well, money, money, money, Ginny needs more money, really. It is during times like this that I am very glad that I had chosen design as a career, because if illustrating had given me this much excruciating pain, I probably wouldn't be drawing fan art anymore. But I would love to be paid for illustrations anyway. ;;

Also: *hugs all the NEWS fans* I know you guys have heard this countless times already since yesterday, but we know how you feel. We've been there and it hurts like a fucking bitch, and it will make you feel like you just want to leave (like I have and have actually done) or just cry in mourning endlessly, but you mustn't blame anyone and you must never lose the love you have for the boys (I still love KAT-TUN, each and every one of them, endlessly) and give yourself time to be happy for them, for having the courage to do what they think is best for themselves, and remember that these boys do care about each other and while they may be feeling the same pain that you are right now, times a hundred, this is a decision they all share and have understood and they are happy for those who have chosen to do what they had to and they will remain in each others hearts and always wish all the good things for each other, no matter how far apart they are.

That was a long sentence, um, but like [livejournal.com profile] ryogrande said in her own LJ, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy (despite the image above) and I hope you guys just stay strong and keep the faith, きっと大丈夫, がんばれ, etc etc etc. ♥
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (arthur/merlin)

TARSIERS, GUYS! i simply adore them.


After having just been through a ginormous ass typhoon last Tuesday, another one has gone in and wreaked its own havoc again today. Woot, woot, hello tropical cyclone #17. (Or is this the 30th this year already, technically speaking?) Thank fuck it's the weekend and I get to stay with my folks where, with the exception of potential blackouts and huge-ass gusts of winds and rain swinging the branches off trees if worse comes to worst, we're still pretty much untouchable. People up north, though... not so lucky. But, well, Filipinos, y'know? We can probably smile our way through everything.

First time watching a romantic comedy in a cinema (which I'd also visited for the first time then) when my sister got free tickets to see Friends With Benefits last Thursday. It was surprisingly... not bad like I expected. Still would not spend half the money it costs to see it, but for something that we got to catch for free, it had been fun to watch enough. And anyway, Mila Kunis (and even that teeniest bit of Emma Stone)? Hnghhh.

Still pissed that I didn't get to catch Rakenrol (Rock n Roll) though. Curse you, typhoon and financial difficulties! I'm not sure how I exactly ended up broke as shit this month, but I think it involves rainbow beanies, way too much Persian food, and my mum. Can't wait until I'm done with this big freelance project and enjoy NOT exhausting myself with extra work for a while.

Now onto things that require blood and sweat, but none of the mind-numbingly frustrating and painful kind: ART PROJECTS! Participating in [livejournal.com profile] merlin_games as a member of [livejournal.com profile] teamhistorical, [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays for some good ol' cheer, and [livejournal.com profile] merlinreversebb this season. Idek anymore, Merlin fandom, I'm such a whore for you. Then there's the 30-Day Drawing Challenge I've started just today, plus pieces I owe [livejournal.com profile] rheasilvia, [livejournal.com profile] chaosmaka, [livejournal.com profile] i_know_its_0ver and [livejournal.com profile] flypaw. I have been taking the slowest fucking road with drawing lately and I seriously need to be more productive again. Hopefully getting cooler weather would help.

MERLIN AND DOCTOR WHO DAY KJHLDJAKSS:DKD LHS LHSK HYPERVENTILATION!!!!1 But mostly Merlin, really, ngl. Because those boys and their knights and the women and the sexiness all over--I just. My heart. And body. And very soul. Ohgods.

H Y P E R V E N T I L A T I O N !


naturally.
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (arthur/merlin)

TARSIERS, GUYS! i simply adore them.


After having just been through a ginormous ass typhoon last Tuesday, another one has gone in and wreaked its own havoc again today. Woot, woot, hello tropical cyclone #17. (Or is this the 30th this year already, technically speaking?) Thank fuck it's the weekend and I get to stay with my folks where, with the exception of potential blackouts and huge-ass gusts of winds and rain swinging the branches off trees if worse comes to worst, we're still pretty much untouchable. People up north, though... not so lucky. But, well, Filipinos, y'know? We can probably smile our way through everything.

First time watching a romantic comedy in a cinema (which I'd also visited for the first time then) when my sister got free tickets to see Friends With Benefits last Thursday. It was surprisingly... not bad like I expected. Still would not spend half the money it costs to see it, but for something that we got to catch for free, it had been fun to watch enough. And anyway, Mila Kunis (and even that teeniest bit of Emma Stone)? Hnghhh.

Still pissed that I didn't get to catch Rakenrol (Rock n Roll) though. Curse you, typhoon and financial difficulties! I'm not sure how I exactly ended up broke as shit this month, but I think it involves rainbow beanies, way too much Persian food, and my mum. Can't wait until I'm done with this big freelance project and enjoy NOT exhausting myself with extra work for a while.

Now onto things that require blood and sweat, but none of the mind-numbingly frustrating and painful kind: ART PROJECTS! Participating in [livejournal.com profile] merlin_games as a member of [livejournal.com profile] teamhistorical, [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays for some good ol' cheer, and [livejournal.com profile] merlinreversebb this season. Idek anymore, Merlin fandom, I'm such a whore for you. Then there's the 30-Day Drawing Challenge I've started just today, plus pieces I owe [livejournal.com profile] rheasilvia, [livejournal.com profile] chaosmaka, [livejournal.com profile] i_know_its_0ver and [livejournal.com profile] flypaw. I have been taking the slowest fucking road with drawing lately and I seriously need to be more productive again. Hopefully getting cooler weather would help.

MERLIN AND DOCTOR WHO DAY KJHLDJAKSS:DKD LHS LHSK HYPERVENTILATION!!!!1 But mostly Merlin, really, ngl. Because those boys and their knights and the women and the sexiness all over--I just. My heart. And body. And very soul. Ohgods.

H Y P E R V E N T I L A T I O N !


naturally.
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (unf.)


Woke up with a horrible back ache today, and it's making designing 23532975 projects a living hell with how fucked my sense of coordination seems to be all of a sudden, and I can't even keep my back straight for more than a minute. /KRAI

At least I can relax a bit with friends later when we visit Little Tokyo for some noms and happy tiemz. (Already warned them about my incapacity to handle things with care at the moment and apologised in advance about whatever substances I splatter onto their skin later. With the promise to lick them off ever so softly, of course.)

Anyway, I just really wanted to greet [livejournal.com profile] tourdefierce a

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILYYYYY!


because I love you and wish you all the good things in the world including my pants and our plans on eloping and swimming in written and illustrated pornage together for the rest of our lives. :'3



P.S. Friends from affected areas in the UK! I hope you're all staying safe. D: *SENDS LOVE*
ravyn_ashling: [almost famous] anita - one day, you'll be cool. (unf.)


Woke up with a horrible back ache today, and it's making designing 23532975 projects a living hell with how fucked my sense of coordination seems to be all of a sudden, and I can't even keep my back straight for more than a minute. /KRAI

At least I can relax a bit with friends later when we visit Little Tokyo for some noms and happy tiemz. (Already warned them about my incapacity to handle things with care at the moment and apologised in advance about whatever substances I splatter onto their skin later. With the promise to lick them off ever so softly, of course.)

Anyway, I just really wanted to greet [livejournal.com profile] tourdefierce a

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMILYYYYY!


because I love you and wish you all the good things in the world including my pants and our plans on eloping and swimming in written and illustrated pornage together for the rest of our lives. :'3



P.S. Friends from affected areas in the UK! I hope you're all staying safe. D: *SENDS LOVE*

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