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March 22nd, 2014 (06:03 pm)

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Cassandra [userpic]

long time no update

November 19th, 2012 (11:10 am)

I haven't updated here since September, mostly because I was too busy and upset after my Father passed away and visiting here reminded me of everything, and I also regret a lot of the things I said. We scattered his ashes a few weeks ago in a very small, private ceremony and it's just what he would have wanted.

I've had this journal for 11 years now, it seems that most people have moved on from LJ now. As it is I post more often on my Tumblr than I do here. I think it's a good time for me to move on, I may or may not post here anymore but I'll at least keep this account for posting on other communities.

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drooling over kimono

September 5th, 2012 (12:16 pm)

current mood: cheerful

Pretty much decided what I'm going to wear to the Kimono Curry meet this month:


Blonde x brown split wig, brown x pink polka dot obi, Anna Sui rabbit necklace, cream and maroon hair combs, brown Innocent World fur muff / bag.
It's still fairly cold here so I'm dragging out one of my old wool kimono I bought second hand (last year?) since everything else I have is really thin. It's in dire need of some ironing and airing out and when I got it it had some small moth holes or something when I bought it that I have since fixed up. I also have a haori in a creamy colour that may match this ensemble.

So addicted to Shinei Antique Kimono Store right now. Such gorgeous old stuff, and so cheap too.

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fashion forward

September 4th, 2012 (09:05 am)
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current mood: giggly

I've been so lazy this year with fashion-related events, mostly due to conventions and deadlines. But this ends now! This month I'll be going to the Kimono Club curry meet and at the end of the month I'm organizing a Lolita Meet for a local Vintage Fashion fair.
Have no idea what I'll be wearing for either, but I'll figure it out.

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epic week so-far

July 5th, 2012 (09:35 am)

current mood: busy

Today is my last day I have all day to work on my portfolio before SDCC as tomorrow I'm heading into the city to get some more currency exchanged, will likely be taking Rowan shoe shopping, need to print the last of the documents to take with us, and am going to have my legs waxed, eyebrows shaped and coloured and my eyelashes tinted. (I'm looking forward to some pampering, even if some of it includes having hair painfully stripped from my body.)
Rowan also told me last night that he would like to visit his Dad before we leave because his Step-Mother is down for a visit and we don't see them very often. Rowan's Dad lives an hour away so the visit is going to be 2 hours, minimum of time out of our busy schedule of suitcase packing and last-minute housework before we leave. (We have a house inspection while we're away, which means the house has to look spotless before we go.) I am getting a little stressed about everything but I'm sure we'll manage.

I had to write a contributor bio this morning for that Image book. I hate writing autobiographies, even small ones always freak me out. I have no idea what to say about myself and I have trouble talking about my accomplishments. If I were to ever write an autobiographical novel about myself before I die, I think all I would talk about was how many cats I had.

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feeling elated

June 23rd, 2012 (10:49 am)

current mood: accomplished

I've had the most productive week, I feel so accomplished right now. I finished pencilling my Image book yesterday, I managed 6 pages yesterday and 5 pages the day before. I had some time to make up after the surgery but I have done and I'm quite proud of myself, even my writer was impressed with the speed at which I was able to work. I'm going to ink the pages this weekend and then finish the colours, which should see this project completed by this coming Wednesday.
On the subject of my surgery, I have no discomfort anymore and am able to walk around again without having to stop to take painkillers and rest. I should be feeling 100% by the time SDCC rolls around and it's only another week before I can engage in... amorous activities again.

Also finalizing the last of my plans for SDCC; Diana Greenhalgh and her friend Will are going to be crashing in our room for a few nights of the Con because they couldn't get a hotel room. We're meeting up with Diana at an Italian restaurant for lunch on the Wednesday before Preview Night and she's going to take us to the local Blick store to abuse her 10% discount. I'm going to buy myself a heap of bristol pages and sketchbooks because they're impossible to get here, also want to be prepared for any Drink and Draw events that happen. Diana has also been really sweet to offer to introduce me to some of her Marvel contacts and help me with my portfolio. *glee* I'm so excited! pic
My other set plans for the Con are the Womanthology panel which I am going to be a panelist on on the Thursday afternoon and Bethany Fong and I are going to try and time our pick-ups for our orders of Monster High Mattel exclusives at the Marriott together so we can meet and take photos.

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2 days after my surgery

June 7th, 2012 (11:24 pm)

current mood: sleepy

2 days after my surgery and am feeling much better. Still getting a few bouts of abdominal pain and getting a little dizzy at times but I'm back at work for my regular Friday shift at EB Games starting tomorrow. I also got 5 comic pages coloured today and another one pencilled. Rowan wasn't too happy about me working, but I have deadlines to stick to and at least it was the kind of work I could do sitting down.
This no bath and no sex for a month thing is going to be so difficult. It's only been 2 days and already I had one sex dream last night and spent the last two days wanting to just lay back in a bath and relax. Cuuuuuurse you my own bodddddddy! Stopping me from doing two things I like doing a lot. pic

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post surgery post

June 5th, 2012 (04:36 pm)

current mood: sore

Just got back from surgery, it went well although I was quite dizzy afterwards and my blood pressure has dropped substancially. I should be fully healed in a month (provided I don't get an infection) but sadly I cannot have intercourse in that time to make sure all my skin cells grow back correctly and fully without any trauma. Currently very sore, going to have some pain killers and crawl up into a ball on the couch with some blankets.
Thank you for all the well wishes guuys love you all.

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June 4th, 2012 (12:32 pm)

current mood: busy

My day surgery is tomorrow, Mum just called to wish me luck. I'm a little scared but mostly just trying to distract myself with work right now. Rowan is taking a half-day at work tomorrow so he can be with me during the procedure (the nurses suggested I have someone with me to distract me from the pain) and to take me home afterwards.

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I have a story

May 31st, 2012 (09:49 am)

current mood: geeky

I wake up at 9am this morning so the sound of the mail man's van barreling up our drive-way, I scramble out of bed sporting epic bed-hair and yesterday's make-up lingering on my face. I can't think straight enough to figure out where my clothes are so I grab my husband's robe and whip it around myself. I answer the door, I think I said 'good morning' when I opened the door but my words were slurred and the light outside dazed me for a second.
The mail man passes me a large package and asks, 'wow, did I just get you out of bed? You still have your make-up on!'
I manage '... yeah. Was up until 2am!' Then it occurs to me that it looks like I'm waking up with a hang-over after an all-night bender on a weeknight. He must be judging the hell out of me.
I wonder if I should explain that I wasn't up all night partying and drinking, but was instead staying up, glued to my computer screen until 2am so I could pre-order some super important collectibles that are going to be at San Diego Comic Con and if I didn't stay up I'd miss out!
It then dawns on me that to most people; being on an all-night bender on a week night instead and waking up hung over is a lot more understandable and less sad than of staying up just to pre-order Convention merchandise. I don't understand those people.

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sleep now plz

May 23rd, 2012 (03:34 pm)

current mood: busy
current song: Metric - `give me sympathy`

Today has been so freaking long, I haven`t inked a single page yet but I have gotten a big list of stuff done at home and in the city that needed doing. I met Rowan for lunch and afterwards we completed a few various tasks together and then I went off and did my own thing:
- we went to the Post Office and extended our mail re-direct by another 12 months
- chose and paid for our travel insurance for SDCC
- I finished my business cards for SDCC and ordered them
- went to my local art shop and bought some more blue line comic art boards to work on, because I was nearly out. Also got another pen and ink pot while I was there.
- Bought myself 3 new pairs of trousers. (All for $17, woot. I love second-hand shops.)
- Went into work and checked my Friday shifts for the next couple of weeks, making sure that I hadn`t been rostered on for any extra hours.

I am now sitting in Rowan`s office, tinkering on my iPad and sipping some tea becaue my throat is killing me. I`m going to answer some emails, then do some grocery shopping, then come back here so I can get a lift home at 5pm when the guys finish for the day.

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con merchandise and stuff

May 21st, 2012 (09:10 pm)
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Was finally able to get back to my comic work today. Last week was hellish, after I got back from my trip Interstate I had to work extra shifts at EB Games (despite me telling them I couldn't work any extra hours a month ago) because someone got sick. It was the Diablo III and Max Payne 3 release so it was so hectic and busy, and full of so many rude people getting pissed off at me because I wouldn't price match their games because everywhere but us was sold out. As if I'm the one that makes up the company policy and there-for it's acceptable to yell and get huffy with me. Augh. Then Blizzard in all their wisdom left out the CD keys for many of their collectors editions, so I had to get some nerd rage from customers about that too. *sigh* pic

Getting pumped about San Diego Comic Con again, I've already commissioned Jorge Molina for a sketch of Majik from the X-Men to be picked up during the Con. I can't wait to see what he comes up with, I'm sure it will be freaking gorgeous.
I also plan to pre-order a couple of the SDCC exclusive Monster High dolls through Matty Collector to pick up while I'm there with-out having to wait in line for hours at the Mattel booth. There's rumors floating around that it's a double pack featuring Scarah and her boyfriend. (Would you like me to try and get one for you hoowee? They sell for $20USD but are really limited and last year's elusives are listed on eBay for like $160.) I only wish that somewhere had a Hasbro pre-buying sale, otherwise I'd try and get the SDCC exclusive My Little Pony as well.

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so exhausted

May 8th, 2012 (05:04 pm)

current mood: busy

Soooo exhausted. Trying to get this work for a deadline because tomorrow I need to buy some last-minute things for my trip to Perth and pack my suitcase because I'm leaving the next day. I need to get this done before I leave the state. Augh.
Rowan is taking me out to dinner and The Avengers tonight. I feel bad for taking time off during a deadline but it will be nice to breathe for a few minutes.

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May 2nd, 2012 (10:01 am)

After I sorted out my hectic schedule for this month, I got an email from Alex this morning telling me I have an extra month to work on Valentine because we're not shooting for a September release so it doesn't get lost in the flood of August books. Can't say I'm not relived!

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schedule of a comic artist

May 1st, 2012 (10:59 am)
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current mood: busy

Since it's the 1st of May and I have a massive deadline at the end of the month (my Image book) I wanted to do myself up a little calendar since my days a little all over the place this month due to travel and shifts at EB Games.
I've included a two days off for rest but there should be a couple more because I have been generous with the time I've allocated to ink pages. I'll be interstate next week for the iiNet Top Geek finals in Perth, because I was a judge this year and won last year iiNet thought it would be appropriate to fly me over. I'm looking forward to meeting up with people again and seeing Perth. (And they're multitude of comic book stores! pic) I had such a good time over there last year.

I'll be so glad when this month is over, my schedule hasn't been so packed in such a long time and June is going to be a solid month of me polishing up my portfolio and making my last plans for San Diego Comic Con. I also want to have an art sale next month to sell off extra sketch cards and pin-ups I have to raise more funds for my trip.

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Monster High fandom

April 8th, 2012 (01:33 pm)

I am sooo into Monster High right now. Just what my bank account needed was another damn collectable fandom. Although I guess I needed something new to collect now that I have all the G4 My Little Pony brushable ponies I wanted. I haven't gotten myself any Monster High dolls yet but when I do I want to re-paint all their faces. *squeee*

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drawing drawing

March 22nd, 2012 (02:35 pm)

current mood: bouncy

Took a quick break from work today to head down to the mail box and I had some more swag:

A Hello kitty passport holder and a Stitch sleeping visor. I plan to make use of both of these items during my overseas trip to SDCC this year. (Can you tell how excited I am?)
I have been drawing so many horses lately. Sooooo many horses.

Last night was very cold and it's the first time in at least 6 months Peach snuggled in bed with Rowan and I. She usually sleeps in her own little bed in the living room last night but the house much have gotten too cold even for her. I woke up sometime during the night to hear her snuggled on Rowan's pillow purring next to his face and then later she crawled under the covers snuggled up against my tummy. She's so cute! Cat snuggles are the best.

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moar stuff done

March 14th, 2012 (04:50 pm)

current mood: bouncy

*puts Visa card down* Whew, just finished all of my banking and various small jobies I had to do this week including mine and Rowan's Visa waivers for our trip to San Diego in July. On the way home from the Optometrist today I also stopped by Rivers and bought myself a pair of new sneakers because my other ones died a tragic death and I was lacking any sensible footwear. I had to buy a pair of small men's shoes because they didn't have any plain black and white sneakers in the women's styles.

I splurged a little with my online shopping too, spending $80 at Sugarpill Cosmetics on the following products:

The Burning Heart palette which includes Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love+ and Poison Plum. The Sweetheart Palette which includes Dollipop, Afterparty, Midori, and Tako pressed powders and one loose powder, Goldilux. I really wanted to get a Bulletproof pressed shadow as well but they were sold out and as it is the 4-colour palettes have just come back in stock after being sold out so I didn't want to miss out again. I'll grab a bulletproof when they come back in stock.

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inner fangirl squeee

March 8th, 2012 (10:39 am)

current mood: excited

Jimmy Palmiotti just told me that he and Amanda Conner at going to be at SDCC this year. OHOHOHOO I'm gonna be so broke after this Con.

I have photos from the midnight launch of Mass Effect 3 last night. Kayla another one of our awesome part-time staffers came in to pick up her game and brought us this amazing cake:


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Mass Effect 3 tonight

March 7th, 2012 (08:52 am)
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current mood: creative
current song: Life Cried - 'as we decay'

Augh, why is it only 9am already? It feels like I've been awake for hours (Peach kept waking me up this morning begging for food by climbing over my face and attacking the things on my bedside table) and I'm working the midnight launch of Mass Effect 3 tonight. I don't finish until 1am but at least I get over-time pay, and the customers are very lovely. Midnight launches are one of the few times you can really get chillax and geek out with your customers about games because they're there because they love that game so much and to soak up the atmosphere of a midnight launch.

In between banging out pages yesterday I got a couple of old commissions done. I'm slowly catching up on all of my outstanding work and aren't planning on taking any commissions in the foresee-able future. (Besides sketches at Cons.) I just don't have the time, even when I get returns from my sketch card sets I think I just want to draw on them in my own time and then sell them on eBay.

Oh, I came runner up in the League of Legends 'Art of Revelry' contest. I'm going to score 4000 free Riot Points for my account which is pretty awesome. 8D

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