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Helloooooo my loves!!! :D

It’s been what, probably five or six months since I’ve done anything vaguely related to LJ? I am soooo sorry for my long absence, but there were just a ton of things about myself I really needed to work out. I’m still working on it, of course, but now at least I feel like I’m getting somewhere. And I’m going in the right direction.

I’ve been getting a lot of support and connecting with people at my church, specifically the young adult group, which was one of my biggest goals after I got back from Japan. It’s been great. I went in hoping mostly just to make friends, but it’s ended up helping me so much more than that. I feel like I’m really starting to get to the point where I’m not just half-assing my relationship with God anymore. Anyway, that’s all I’m going to say about it because I don’t want to be annoying… But I do want to add that if anyone ever has any questions about Christianity or the Bible I’d love to try to answer them.

So I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy, and plan on continuing to do so. I haven’t been looking for a job yet. My mom’s starting up a non-profit costume rental business for local theaters, and I’ve been helping her with that. Basically we’re consolidating a few different costumers’ collections into one huge computer database for easier rental. So… a lot of data entry. Also, I told her that I’d like to learn how to sew, so she’s started taking me to classes. Other than that, I’ve been doing a lot of reading, and now I’m trying to self-teach myself guitar. And I’ve been trying to go to the gym more, and Mom and I are thinking of starting a diet.

My sister’s still tweaking her book. She’s going to a writer’s conference in a couple of weeks, and her plan is to send out query letters in February (apparently that’s a good time to send them, when agents aren’t too busy). So I’m anxious to see how that goes.

I’d like to get back into RPing, but it’s starting to look like I might only be able to do so once or twice a week. If nothing else, I’d like to drop into crackchat once in a while. I miss you guys! How has everyone been doing??? Please, babble about yourself for a little while in the comments if you have the time. I’m really anxious to hear what everyone’s been up to. :3

What have I missed?
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Cut because this got looooong.

Musings, and a couple of questions. )

Kisses and hugs! ♥ Hopefully I'll get some TILT done today, but we'll see. :3

(Oh, btw, I'm not in a bad mood or anything. Just pondering things. I've actually had a very good week so far. ^_^)
spinelstar: (ignorance is bliss)
So, I haven't been drawing as much lately, hence no Daily Drawings. Though I did just get an awesome AWESOME idea last night, but it includes all of my sister's Knights and it's gonna be a doozy. And my next 5 days are all too busy to rationalize working on it. WHY, BRAIN, WHYYYYYY??? D:

In other news, I'm still a little too worn out from my Milliversary to EP any of my characters or tag out a bunch. But! I do feel a lot like babbling. And of course my sister's novel is on my brain, but I can't figure out what I want to babble about because I don't know what would be interesting.

So! Choose one or more to ask me, and I will babble about it in my next post:

[Poll #1712742]

I'd like to babble about all of these eventually, maybe (if I don’t get bored with it first XD), but I'd like to know which of these sound the most interesting.

HEARTS FOR EVERYONE. ♥

Answers )
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AS OF THIS MOMENT, I AM SORT OF ALMOST COMPLETELY CAUGHT UP ON TAGS. :O

I KNOW RIGHT.

Alas, it will not last. XD But I'm proud of myself for hitting everybody tonight.

So, guys. I've decided I want to have more in-depth discussions with people about character things. So, tell me:

What's been eating your brain lately? Which characters have taken over, what ideas are swirling around up there, what are you thinking about when class/work/life is boring?

And:

Ask me anything! About me, about my characters... as you all know, I love to babble about things! What do you want to know?

I'm in the mood for talking! It gets my brain going. :3
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I'm looking through my folder of drawings on my computer, and I believe I've reached an odd conclusion... I think I draw when I'm horny or something. O_o

Seriously. I've determined that almost a third of my drawings involve some sort of touching. And for someone who is very much an amateur and is bad at drawing anatomy and body positions, and who (I would have said) should by all rights avoid hugging/holding/kissing/touching pictures like the plague, I sure draw a lot of it. And I'm pretty sure it's getting worse.

Anyway. That's not really what I wanted to talk about. XD

I was kind of wondering, should I post more of my drawings here? I haven't drawn a ton of new stuff lately, but I do have scores of doodles that I always wonder if people would be interested in. But I don't want to spam y'all with random crap.

I'm still doing these, btw. I haven't forgotten! I've been in a drawing mood lately, so hopefully I can get myself to stop drawing fanart for my sister's novel and finish these. XD

In other news, I showed my sister my Frederick threads and she LOVED them!! :D She adores all of your characters, guys, and is very impressed. I'm glad I asked her if she wanted to read them, because she told me she wanted to but wasn't sure if I would mind or not. So yay!

That's all I got, folks. I love you all. ♥
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Slept in 'til 2 today.

Yep, I'm home, ladies and gentlemen. ^_^ (Didn't mean to sleep for 13 hours straight, though, lol.)

Tokyo was lots of fun, too. It totally wore me out.

Anyways, I'll update more later; just thought I'd let y'all know I was back. I will be busy while I'm here in the States, but I'll try to hang with everyone's updates.

In that spirit, what's new?
spinelstar: (ignorance is bliss)
Hey, guys! Haven't posted in a while.

So, I have a question:

If we've threaded in [livejournal.com profile] milliways_bar or in [livejournal.com profile] mixed_muses, what was one of your favorite threads of ours?

Why am I asking such a self-centered, seemingly pointless question you ask?

Oh. I dunno. *whistles innocently*

♥ ^_~* ♥

THE LIST )
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Hey, guys! I have a question.

Today through various adventures in clicking on links, I discovered Beyonce's song Freakum Dress. A fun song, that. XD

It did bring to my attention that I do not own a "Freakum Dress," though she specifically says that every woman does in the video. Now, just to clarify, I did not actually take that seriously, but it did make me wonder if there was some reason I didn't have one. And the truth is, well... I don't feel like I'm allowed.

Now don't get me wrong; I have lots of dresses that I like. I have dresses that make me feel pretty, some that even make me feel a little sexy. But they're pretty conservative, and not inherently sexy in themselves. They're less "going clubbing and driving guys crazy on the dance floor" and more "looking nice when I go to a nice restaurant/charity auction/night at the theatre."

The reason(s)? Well, for one, I can't say I do much clubbing. But more than that, I think it's my weight.

I've always been told (and been of the opinion myself) that people should wear things that are "flattering" on them. And being slightly on the big side, I've often taken that to mean covering everything up. Have you noticed that in advertising? ("This dress/blouse/pair of jeans/skirt/swimsut is flattering for curvy girls because it hides tummy flab/big thighs/big butt/arm flab!")

I totally get that. And I've totally bought into it. But I suddenly wonder if I've been sent mixed messages?

I'm supposed to love my body no matter what's on it. I'm supposed to love it when nothing's on it. And I want a lover someday who loves it when nothing's on it, too. So here's my question...

Should overweight girls like myself "be allowed" to wear sexy/revealing clothing? Or should we sacrifice sex appeal for flattering?

It's not a rhetorical question. I really can't decide.

I think it's wrong to judge what a girl looks like, especially her size, based on what she's wearing. But it seems like even the nicest and most accepting of us will often sigh and think, "Oh, she'd just look so much prettier if she covered up those big thighs. I wish she would do that for herself."

Thoughts?
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I just got a webcam! :D It was nice and cheap, and I thought I might as well so maybe I can video chat with my parents on Skype.

Anyway. Now that I have one I was wondering what free software might be out there for recording videos, in case I want to. Anyone have any recommendations? I don't need anything fancy, just something to play around with if I'm bored.
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Question for my F-list!

I've recently acquired a bit of an obsession for vintage-y-sort-of songs... Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and the like. So I was wondering, anyone have any top picks for songs circa 1940 or so? What are some of your favorite standards?

There are so many to choose from, I can't tell which ones are the good ones! XD
spinelstar: (data meh)
What do you do when someone hurts your feelings without meaning to, and they didn't even realize it?

Is it even worth telling them about it? What if you feel like maybe it's your own fault that it bothered you in the first place? Would you really want to bother them with it?

But what if you're just bottling it up inside and it's starting to affect the way you relate to other people?

Talking about it behind their back would be gossiping, right? But why confront them if they didn't mean to hurt you?

Is there some way to fix yourself and make it so that it doesn't bother you anymore?

I've always wondered about things like this. This happens to me a lot. I guess it comes with being hypersensitive, having low self-esteem, and being afraid of confrontation...
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Has anyone else been getting an inordinate amount of spam lately, in the form of LJ comments? O.o It doesn't make any sense to me. They're not even the usual "Hey LOL click on this link!" that I'd expect. They're like, random comments relating to Harry Potter that have no discernable context or syntax.

WTF.
spinelstar: (borg please)
Oh em gee u gaiz so epiiiiiiic...

I finally got Data through his canon to this FANTASTIC two-part episode that's definitely one of my favorites ever. Enter the Borg, Lore, the emotion chip, and Data basically deciding that he likes causing people pain. There's so much good stuff in there I can hardly stand it. I've been looking forward to this ever since I started playing Data. XD

So, yeah. There is a grand total of 15 OOMs I want to do.

...I'm going to be busy for a while. O.o

Not too busy to do other things, of course... I have a bunch of threads going with him right now that I'm going to finish, and then I plan to post him in once more before he plunges into "Descent" in millitime-canon. Not to mention there are things I want to do with my fellow sparklepires and Rosalie, and I also need to do a couple of OOMs with Eiji, one of which will involve another pup. But while everyone on the other side of the world is asleep and tagging is slow, I will be working on my OOMs for Data.

Omigosh you guys I'm so excited! XD <3

Has anyone else ever been this excited to do OOM stuff? TELL ME. I MUST KNOW. Send me links and stuff! :D What has been epic for you? Or what will be in the future?

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