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Name: Mary
Age: 20-something
Gender: female
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Nope. I don't have a life anymore.

Hi guys. I've been playing Kancolle. It's a Japanese browser game with personified warships. It has taken over my life. It was nice knowing you all.

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Mar. 4th, 2014

What am I doing. I'm horribly addicted to Kancolle. Yes, the Japanese browser game with the ships that is a pain to get into. What am I even doing.

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Urgh. Right now I'm feeling some polyamory problems. I can't seem to get a girlfriend, or even a fwb, to save my life. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm just not attractive or something. A lot of the queer girls around me that I know aren't monogamous and aren't opposed to non-serious relationships, but I can't get any of them interested in me, it seems. This is kinda depressing.

On a more positive note, my Valentine's Day was lovely. Korey and I went to a nice Italian restaurant for lunch and then TGIF for dinner. We also did other things in between lunch and dinner but no one wants those details... Then, Valentine's Day is also the anniversary of our local gay bar, so they had a fucking crazy party. It was awesome. I got so trashed, though. I had a hangover for almost all of Saturday.

Also, I've started getting really serious about working out regularly and I'm pretty proud of myself for that.

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Feb. 9th, 2014

No much has been going on with me, but I haven't really posted in a while and it's just been pictures of myself, so I figured I may as well give an update.

-I cohost a podcast now! It's called The Eroge Bus and we talk about visual novels. Not just ero ones but that is a lot of what's out there. You can find it at http://reisengoestoschoolbybus.blogspot.com/ if you're interested.

-My classes have been going well. That in itself is an accomplishment.

-Friday was my friend's birthday so we went to see the Lego movie. It was surprisingly really really good.

-This weekend was Wonderfest and I want too many figures.

That's. Basically it tbh.

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Jan. 26th, 2014

I did a thing with my hair

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I did a thing.

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Since I forgot to post them in the other New Year's posts.

-By the end of the year I should have the body I want
-Don't get anything lower than a B in any of my classes, nothing less than an A in German
-Play my violin every single day (with a few exceptions like if I'm traveling)
-Stay on top of current anime seasons

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2013 Retrospective

I always do these so here's another.

As a whole 2013 was a mixed bag leaning more toward bad. I was stressed out and depressed a lot. Korey did a lot of stupid shit that he didn't do in our first year together that added to my stress pretty badly. He also did his best to make up for it and was good to me overall, so we're still together, but it was pretty frustrating to feel super lonely and sad last spring semester and have him not want to talk to me on the phone at all ever. I was lonely a lot since most of my friends were too busy for me, or weren't where I was. School was hard. There was also a lot of good, though, such as ACen, me getting my skin removal surgery, etc. I was able to buy bras in Victoria's Secret for the first time in my life, that was pretty cool. I also got with a couple cute girls that was pretty cool.

Just. Meh. 2014 is going to be better. I'm kicking it off with getting a tattoo on the 6th so there's that. And getting drunk tonight. Very drunk. Yes.

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Happy NYE!

Time to do New Year's memes and shit.

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Back home

I'm back in Bloomington. Had a great day yesterday with the guys back in Angola. Watched a bunch of Hyperdimension Neptunia together and played Weiss Schwarz and generally had fun. Also Korey and I went to see his mom and brother, which was really nice.

Also short Christmas loot update:

From Korey's mom: $30
From DJ: $25 Barnes and Noble gift card
From Cody: a Nightmare Moon dog tag and Bop It Tetris for both Korey and I.

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I've had a good holiday so far. Korey and I came back to Angola on the 23rd. Before we left Bloomington, my parents gave us a couple early gifts. I also gave mom her's since I figured she might want it for our early morning the next day (I got her nice coffee), and Korey had me open what he got me, too. We went to Fazoli's for dinner before heading to Angola. I'd forgotten that Fazoli's is delicious.

On Christmas Eve we got up stupidly early to go to Chicago for the Christmas market. It was super fun as always and I had gluwein and bratwurst and potato pancakes and chocolate and we bought a whole stollen. We had dinner at Pizza King when we got home. Awesome.

Today we've just been rolling around as is standard. Whenever Korey's family wakes up we'll go over there.

Here's what all I got:

From Korey:
-Jack Daniels Gentleman Jack

From parents:
-silly Christmas shirt
-cake pop pan
-fuzzy socks

-Tempur-Pedic pillow
-a bunch of nice socks (some are from Sock Dreams)
-2 pairs of arm warmers from Sock Dreams
-a Lush gift set (2 bath bombs, a bath melt, FUN, and a bar of soap)
-Bath and Body Works handsoaps (sweet cinnamon pumpkin, spice kissed pumpkin, peach bellini)
-Bath and Body Works shower gel and bubble bath (dark kiss and Japanese cherry blossom respectively)
-bamboo steamer
-$25 Papa John's gift card
-$25 Dearden Restaurants gift card (so Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, or Olive Garden)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow primer
-Black Lagoon seasons 1 and 2 blu ray
-Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (just the first 2 discs)
-Girls und Panzer on blu ray
-Pacific Rim on DVD
-a Bailey's gift set with 2 glasses
-candy cane chapstick
-Utena the movie soundtrack
-Hard Candy blue eyeshadow palette
-a metric fuckton of candy including some from DeBrand's

Extended Family:
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But I did get a cute plush otter from the anime club white elephant.

Also Korey and my parents loved what I got them. I got a Weiss Schwarz booster box and Victoria's Secret cologne for Korey, nice coffee for mom, and an excessively large bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon for dad.

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Life and things

So. I am getting a tattoo on January 6th. I'm ridiculously excited about this. I'm getting violin f holes on my lower back. I've wanted this for a long time, but my fluctuating weight has always made me feel like I can't. Now that I actually can, I'm really happy.

Also I actually get to go home for Christmas! They gave Korey Christmas Day and the 26th off, and we're going to hang out with the guys back in Angola on the 26th. Ah, this is so nice~ It looks like the plan is basically this: my parents are coming to Bloomington tomorrow. We'll probably head back to Angola tomorrow night, then leave for Chicago early on Christmas Eve and take the South Shore in. Then after we're done at the Christmas market we'll go back to Angola and stay there until it's time for Korey and I to leave on the 26th.

So yeah all in all things are good and I am happy. Oh, I even figured out cheap but effective Christmas gifts for my parents. I bought a huge bottle of PBR for my dad since he was a hipster before hipsters were hipsters and it's his favorite beer. I'm getting mom some coffee from the international market today. Still need to figure out a gift for my boyfriend's family, though.

...Speaking of Korey he shouldn't have given me permission to pick up the gift he got me because I am now 99% sure it is an alcohol gift pack but that makes me super happy (and I really hope it's a honey Jack pack)

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Dec. 9th, 2013

So. Things. I've had some rough shit happen, but I don't want to talk about it so I'll focus on the good.

I've seen a ton of movies lately! I've seen Catching Fire, Frozen, and Madoka Magica Rebellion, and of course I'll be going to see Desolation of Smaug. I want to try to catch Thor 2, also, but kinda doubt if it'll happen.

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In other news, I am getting a tattoo soon. Like, over winter break. I've emailed a tattoo artist for a price quote and I'm just. So excited. It'll be the f holes of a violin on my lower back. I've been practicing my violin more, lately, and I'm sure getting this will encourage me. And I've wanted a tattoo for so long that this is pretty much the most exciting thing.

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Nov. 25th, 2013

So. Korey has to work on Thanksgiving. Until 11 PM. This is kind of bullshit.

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Sep. 1st, 2013

School is fun. But hard. But fun. Basically here's how life has been for the past month or so:

-Classes started about a week ago. What am I taking?

-German 200
-Japanese 101
-Hungarian 101
-Interior Design lab (1st level)
-Ballroom dancing

Yes this is ridiculous and an excessive amount of foreign languages. No I do not care. Also holy shit so glad I'm taking Hungarian. This class is so fun, and I love this language. I. think I may even like it more than German. Obviously my heart belongs to Germany still and there won't be any alterations in my moving plans, but as a language, Hungarian just. Has me.

Also I'm addicted to Weiß Schwarz. It's a trading card game based on anime. Various different anime. I play from Madoka Magica. My deck was originally 2 trial decks merged, but I went crazy and bought a whole booster box recently, so that deck split in two. What I'm using right now is a green/yellow Madoka/Mami deck. I plan on also making a red/blue Kyoko/Sayaka deck, but there are some cards I need that I don't have but can't really make a strong deck with those two without. The Mami/Madoka deck is pretty boss, though. I playtested it with Korey and devastated him twice. Feeling good about this deck, and it's not even 100% done.

...Speaking of going crazy and spending excessive money, I also bought a hitachi at last! It's. SO GOOD. I also got an attachment for it (because tbh as awesome as they are it's a bit hard to get the vibrations where you want them without an attachment), a Wartenburg pinwheel, and a copy of a Swedish lesbian film that I can't recommend highly enough called Kiss Me. Yeah. I'm responsible with money. To be fair when I bought the hitachi it was when Korey and I were out in Chicago taking Katie home and having our last hurrah of the summer. She took us to what was...basically the gay district. And there were a bunch of sex shops. So I couldn't resist.

Oh yeah I was doing a 30 days meme wasn't I? Let's continue that.

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I just feel so stupid and worthless and ugly and undesirable and I just can't make the self-loathing train stop. And I have no one to talk to.

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That one meme

I didn't want to put it in with that other post since the read more would have this shit and then my naked tits so here it is by itself.

Day 09 – Your beliefs

I assume this means religious beliefs? Well, I'm Catholic. It's kinda sad, I feel less comfortable telling people I'm Catholic than I do that I'm bisexual. The way bashing Christianity has become so widely accepted on the internet really upsets me. It's pretty common for religious people to not believe every last word of their religion, and it's entirely possible for someone who's Christian to not be homophobic or whatever else. I mean again I am Catholic and bisexual. It's ridiculous, too, because it seems like only Christians get this. Most people who are in fandom and practice say, Islam or Judaism probably aren't following it to a T. And this is okay. I feel like blindly following is bad, but that doesn't make religion bad.

PS, our new pope recently publicly said that he doesn't judge homosexuals, in case y'all missed it.

Day 01 - Introduce Yourself
Day 02 - Your first love
Day 03 – Your parents
Day 04 – What you ate today
Day 05 – Your definition of love
Day 06 – Your day
Day 07 – Your best friend
Day 08 – A moment

Day 10 – What you wore today
Day 11 – Your siblings
Day 12 – What’s in your bag
Day 13 – This week
Day 14 – What you wore today
Day 15 – Your dreams
Day 16 – Your first kiss
Day 17 – Your favorite memory
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday
Day 19 – Something you regret
Day 20 – This month
Day 21 – Another moment
Day 22 – Something that upsets you
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry
Day 25 – A first
Day 26 – Your fears
Day 27 – Your favorite place
Day 28 – Something that you miss
Day 29 – Your aspirations
Day 30 – One last moment

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Surgical stuff

Oh hey so uh. I had surgery. That is a thing that happened. Specifically I had a tummy tuck and a breast lift. I'll be honest, I've been I bit embarrassed to talk about it. Cosmetic surgery of any sort has so many negative connotations, after all, unless it's medically necessary. I just. Really hated how my stomach looked with all that loose flabby skin hanging off it. My boyfriend wants me to ride him during sex a lot but I almost always refuse or stop and ask that we change positions not long after we start because I hate my stomach so much and hearing it slapping against his skin while I moved was so embarrassing I just wanted to cry. That should tell you how much that fucking skin bothered me. There was so much of it that it constantly formed a bulge in my shorts or pants and it made me look so fat...Also hey, girls, you know about underboob sweat, right? Well imagine the same thing only under your stomach. And it's like 10x worse. Yeah see why I went the "vapid" and "shallow" route of getting a tummy tuck now?

As for the breast lift, just. My breasts sagged so far that my nipples were almost touching my belly button. That was not appealing. Korey did a lot of reassuring me that it looked fine, promised me that he just really liked how big they were and the sagging didn't bug him, etc, and it really helped a lot and my confidence went way up on that issue thanks to him, but it still always bugged me. The sagging almost to my bellybutton thing was just too much.

I'm really REALLY glad I got both these surgeries. I absolutely love my breasts now. For one thing they are smaller (albeit still huge), since excess skin around the tops of my breasts came off, so that may help my back some. But they just look so nice. I'm not ashamed to admit I've been taking off my bra and staring at my breasts every so often. I'm just so happy with how they look!

I'm really happy with my stomach, too, but there's still quite a bit of swelling so it's not really flat yet. My breasts are also swollen, but it's easier to tell their shape and what have you now. But yes, all in all I'm VERY happy I had all of this done. I plan on having brachioplasty sometime within the year, too, but there's not enough time before the fall semester starts to do it soon. That's where they get rid of the loose skin that hangs off the upper arms, for the record.

The recovery has been rough, though. I'm lucky I have my boyfriend because I've needed a lot of help from him. For the first couple days I was in a lot of pain and could barely get up to go to the bathroom even with help. When I had to go, Korey would hold my hands and try to pull me up but pretty often I had to stop him because it hurt and we'd have to wait for me to be ready to try again. It usually took several tries.

Also, the absolute worst part of this? Drains. Thanks to the tummy tuck, I've had two drains in my stomach that go in around the pubic area. The areas where they went in hurt like hell. They suck out fluid that gets trapped in this area in my stomach where it'd have nowhere else to go and I've had to empty them and monitor how much fluid they get. Not fun. I got one of them out today and that was not a fun process either. I almost passed out. I really just want them both gone already though!

Finally, under the cut here I'm going to share a picture of myself from a couple days ago. Now, before you click the read more, note that 1. I'm naked in this. It cuts off above my crotch, but bare breasts. If you don't want to see my breasts, don't click, and 2. There are scars. I mean come on duh I had surgery. It's nothing extreme, you can't see my stomach scars or the scars under my breasts, just the ones around my nipples. But still. Anyway, now that all that's out of the way.

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just an update

So my birthday was pretty fucking awesome. It involved getting a copy of the Mass Effect trilogy for PS3 from Korey and a digital SLR camera from my parents, for one thing. Though I actually got the camera the day after so I didn't have it when Korey and I went to the botanical garden in Fort Wayne. I did still get some awesome butterfly pictures with my phone, though. Dinner at Takaoka was excellent as always, and then the highlight of the night was Korey taking me to a strip club. That was so awesome. I...actually got a stripper's number how the fuck did that even happen. We've been texting each other and just. Yeah. * ^ *. My life is pretty awesome.

Then yesterday was JAFAX. It was a good time as always, given it's a fairly short drive and a free event. It was me, Korey, and DJ this time. Cody spent all his money at ACen so he didn't come. I bought the first set of Tanto Cuore and a pair of stegosaurus hairclips. I of course spent most of my time hanging out with Betsy, since that's why I even go to JAFAX. We mostly wandered around, but we went to 3 panels. The first was the Lily Girls yuri panel. I'm actually on the team that presents this, but I've yet to officially present it. I mostly just end up basically turning into a copanelist when I show up, though I WILL officially run it. It's always a good time. My friend Katelyn runs it. It was good to see her. I also met Madison, one of the other 3 people on the team besides me. She's super cute omg.

The second one we went to was easily the best. It was a hentai panel. Specifically a panel of audience participation in which the purpose was dramatic readings of hentai manga. It. was. hilarious. I read one, and DJ also got to read one. DJ was....perfect. He was doing the male part in a mother/son incest futanari manga. And he read it in this fucking hilarious monotone voice that was just. omg. I couldn't stop laughing, nor could anyone else.

The third was "are you the cancer killing your fandom?", which is a panel I've wanted to go to for years since it's hosted at ACen a lot but I've just never made it. I was expecting something more negative and less serious, I think. Like the weebstories tumblr. But I liked what it actually was a lot better. It was more calling out the really extreme things that happen as crazy and encouraging the audience to not be like that. It was funny and well presented and generally enjoyable.

That was basically my time at JAFAX. Pretty fun.

Anyway let's do that meme again.

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Jun. 7th, 2013

So. My summer since ACen has been. Uh. Spent almost entirely playing Fate/Stay Night. I'm on the Heaven's Feel route and almost through with it. Because I've done little else since ACen ended. This is sad.

I've applied for a couple jobs but heard nothing back yet. Not too hopeful.

Uhm. I know who I'm cosplaying next and I need to get cracking on that project. I'm going with Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari. I need to get fabric for that soon.

I ordered another figure! Because I am stupid.


Also let's do that one meme again.

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I need some money for college, apartment stuff, generally living, fueling my hobbies, etc. So I've been going through my shelves and clearing out some old stuff I don't want anymore. This is far from all of it, but it's a start. Here's a list of what I've got and what I want for it. I would prefer payments by paypal.
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Obligatory ACen post

This was an outstanding year for me. This is the first time the guest list impressed me, but it wasn't just that. A lot went right this year.

Our group was split between two cars. Myself, my boyfriend, and DJ were in my car, and Cody and his girlfriend Ary were in Cody's car. We left at about 9 AM and arrived in Chicago at about 1 PM. The drive was pretty stressful. There were a lot more semis on the road than in past years and it made driving pretty awful. The Chicago driving was actually the easiest for me since I expect heavy traffic. Once we got to the Doubletree I had the "fun" of discovering my debit card has a $500/day limit on it and getting it temporarily lifted had to happen. Not fun. Lots of stress getting into the con tbh. But from there everything improved.

I have a friend from Texas who went to ACen for the first time this year. She went out to a mall on Thursday and asked me to pick her up because the cab was crazy expensive, so I did and we chatted for a while in the car. It was my first time meeting her in person, so that was super cool. After that, our group went and picked up our Kalafina tickets (only myself, Korey, and DJ went though, the others didn't get tickets). After that, those of us who preregistered but didn't get badge mailing got our badges (thus everyone but DJ, since he had his mailed). DJ got kind of obnoxious about that, though. He kept going on and on about how awesome and worth it and blah it was to get it mailed and kept telling everyone else we should've. Okay, cool, DJ, but here's the thing: my dorm's mail room was awful so like hell if I was having my badge mailed to me in Bloomington, but if I wouldn't be around to get it I didn't want my badge mailed home either. Korey is my boyfriend, he'd be in the line to spend time with me anyway even if he had his badge mailed, so it would've been pointless for him to bother. Cody and Ary didn't realize they could afford to come until badge mailing was over. So dude shut up yes badge mailing is cool, I've done it before, but there are reasons why we didn't and the line wasn't even bad.

After that, we all went to dinner at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, which newly opened up since last year. The food and beer were both excellent and that made me a VERY happy Germanophile. When we got back, I got together with my Texan friend and she helped me trim a couple wigs' bangs and defrizz them, then I got Korey and DJ to come up and we played Munchkins with her and her girlfriend for a while. Always a good time. Once that was done we went back to our room, where Katie already was, and I let in our final roommate, Justin. He only stayed Thursday night, but he was super cool and it was nice to get to know him better. We talked a little on the ACen forums but he mostly got invited in because for a while I thought I was short on roommates and was desperately inviting people so I could afford to go. He was definitely fun to have around!

Woke up and put on my Rin Tohsaka costume, which sadly didn't get much attention. It was still a fun costume to do, though. We got in the standard dealer room line, and I fucked around in there for a while before going to Justin's doujin panel. He had some technical difficulties but overall did a good job. After that I did more dealer room wandering, then got in line for Yuu Asakawa's autograph. She was super happy to see I was getting something of Rider signed, and I got a picture with her. After that, I met up with my friend Katelyn that I met last year, and we went to try to go to Justin's visual novel panel but it was full, so we went to Helen McCarthy's panel on early Japanese clothes instead. PHENOMENAL. Helen McCarthy is amazing, meeting her was a dream come true for me, and quite frankly her panels alone made my con. Katelyn was also utterly taken with her because how can you not be?

I didn't do much else after that. I mostly hung out with Katelyn and miscellaneous people from my group until it was time for the Kalafina concert. I changed out of Rin and the whole room group went to the Expoteria for dinner, then we split apart so the Kalafina people could go.

OUR SEATS WERE SECOND ROW. It was incredible. The concert was just utterly mindblowing. I actually got choked up when they played Magia because it was just that powerful of a performance. For their major anime songs, they had the background screen playing clips from the show it was from. The end of Magia was matched up to Mami firing off her Tiro Finale and it was just the most perfect fucking thing omg. To The Beginning also had Fate/Zero stuff playing, mostly fight sequences that matched up perfectly. It was an incredible experience. Katie actually was waiting in the lobby to get a room key off one of us and heard some of it and regretted not getting a ticket. Katie is super frugal and it's rare for her to regret something like that, so that should tell you something.

After that, myself, Korey, Katie, and Ary went to Hardcore Synergy. It was okay but I wore out really fast. From there Katie and I went to Katelyn's yuri panels. They were both excellent and I'm actually on the team to help run them in the future. I more or less unofficially cohosted them, anyway haha. The second one ended at 3 AM, so by the time we got back to the Doubletree we just collapsed.

That morning I got up and headed straight to the Hyatt for panels. I got up too late for Gurren Lagann, but went to Helen McCarthy's "culture of kawaii" panel. Ace, of course. I got my copy of 500 Essential Anime signed. Before that, though, I ran into my dearest Dee and talked to her for a while. Once I was done seeing panels, I went back to the hotel room to change out of my Rarity cosplay because it was WAY too hot out, then to the dealer room for a bit, then back again for Yuu Asakawa's live dub panel. Which was SO. COOL. Seriously. She of course did a Q&A at the end, and I found out why she was so happy to sign my Fate/Stay Night DVD insert with Rider on it. Someone asked who her favorite character that she voiced was. Her answer was actually Rider! This woman has a crazy long list of credits, and out of all of them, my favorite was her favorite, too. The chances of that are crazy slim, whoa.

I pretty much raced from her panel back to the dealer room to line up for Kalafina's autograph. They had a concert ticket holders only autograph session the night before, but I skipped that because I REALLY wanted my Madoka set signed and they were only signing specifically Kalafina merchandise for that session. The line took forever because that previous line had gotten cut off and those people got priority, but I did get my autograph. After that, I spent most of the day hanging out with Korey, Katelyn, Katie, and DJ (and Cody and Ary some, too). We hung out in my room for a long time, and ordered our dinner from Giordano's. Heavenly. There were some Giordano's virgins among us, and they all fell in love.

Later that night we wandered to the Hyatt to do stuff. I was too worn out for the Soap Bubble, unfortunately, but Korey, Katie, Katelyn, and I played 7 Wonders in the tabletop room, which was a good time, even though it could've been better since I've never run a game of 7 Wonders before and it's a bit complicated to explain. After that...uh well. Korey and I sneaked back into the room. Because of reasons. And yes by reasons I mean sex. We stayed in after that because I was exhausted and checking out is always a pain.

Most eventful con Sunday ever. I didn't even bother to cosplay Applejack because I was exhausted, but still. I went to the figure collecting panel, which created a conundrum for me. I kind of want to apply to run a figure panel in the future because I think I could do it better, but the person who ran it this year had better credentials than me, and the connections to have figures donated for a giveaway. So I'm not sure if I should or not. I also went to Helen McCarthy's panel about how 3 individual Westerners had a strong influence in the formation of modern manga. Glorious. Incredible. And at this point Helen and I were chatting like good friends would, which is basically a dream I never imagined I'd ever realize.

From there my whole room group plus Katelyn went to the dealer room to walk around and do any final shopping. I was wearing my "kiss Merrill and trust demons" Dragon Age 2 shirt. An artist in the AA actually called out to me to compliment it and we ended up chatting. She was a huge Merrill fan, and super cute to boot. I grabbed her card to get her contact info because seriously, cute Merrill fans.

That pretty much sums up my con. I'm super proud of myself for my shopping, too. I feel like I spent my money better than ever this year. Here's what I got:

-GSC Rin Tohsaka yukata ver figure ($100)
-Dear Drops limited edition ($45)
-picked up my commission from last year of f!Hawke/Merrill ($40, but I paid $20 for it as a deposit last year so $60 total)
-Girls und Panzer Katuysha/Nonna doujin ($22)
-Fate/Zero Lancer/Saber doujin ($24)
-DJ Schwarzenegger CD from the Hardcore Synergy table ($20)
-Tanto Cuore playmat ($20)
-Megami April 2013 ($13, actually got this at Mitsuwa)
-Type Moon trading figure (got Saber) ($5)
-various Medaka Box blind box charms (got 2 Shiranui, Kikaijima, and Medaka, miscellaneous prices from $7-$12)
-I <3 Brown Eyed Girls pin ($5)

Not many impulse buys, more bigger stuff this year, etc. Good job, self!

I feel kind of bad, though. I didn't see much of Brooke and Holly, and actually kinda avoided them. Not because of either of them, though, but because Brooke's girlfriend was always around and I do NOT like her and wanted to interact with her as little as humanly possible. Urgh. But aside from that? Best ACen yet.

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Almost ACen time!

My favorite time of the year! I'll be going to Chicago Thursday morning like usual. My group this year is almost entirely ACen newbies, too. I have Katie, but aside from her? It's Korey, DJ, Cody, and Cody's girlfriend. Should be a fun time. I'm cosplaying Rin Tohsaka from Fate/Stay Night, Rarity from MLP, and maybe Applejack from MLP and/or fem!England from Hetalia. Rin's particularly exciting. This is the first costume where I've actually sewn any of it myself. I made the skirt from scratch.

My list of shit I want to do is crazy long so I'm not even going to try to list it all out here. My schedule on the guidebook app is absurd and has conflicts that I intentionally left in so I have a backup option listed on my phone if something I want to do is full or something. A few guaranteed things, though:

Kalafina concert
at least one of the raves
visual novel and doujin panels
stuff Helen McCarthy and Yuu Asakawa are doing
yuri panels

So. much. to. do.

Also, re; college, SO FUCKING GLAD I'M HOME. My GPA kinda got shot in the face because fuck finite, but I did pretty okay in everything else and holy shit I love not being in dorms. My schedule for fall is far more appealing, too.

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Sigh. I hate how much nerds tend to fit a certain mold. Specifically the whole not liking "normal" social functions and preferring to stay in and be online instead of go out on the weekends. I have a hard time making friends with people who aren't at least a little bit nerdy. I've found that most people I've met who aren't nerds don't really have any passion for anything. I don't understand people like that and I can't connect with them. But as a consequence, pretty much all of my friends are the would rather stay at home on tumblr types. Which means I never have anyone to go out to bars with and this fucking sucks. Especially not since the safety promoting types are constantly on about how you shouldn't go out drinking by yourself and shit. And the number of rape cases reported in my school's newspaper is a pretty solid deterrent to going out alone, too. I did go out by myself on Saturday night, though, and I had an awesome time. But it's frustrating because I'd like to go out with friends but all of my friends are too shy/introverted/quiet/whatever. The ones who are even of age, anyway.

It's kind of funny, when you think about it. A lot of nerds love to claim they're nonconformist or what have you but really a ton of them just conform to a different mold.

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Not much has been going on for me. Things are calmer now. I've been watching anime, playing games, and gearing up for ACen. A couple people dropped out of my room but I replaced at least one of them. Still trying to find more, though. Gah. I need to sell some junk or something, but that's hard when I don't really even have access to my possessions right now because college. Grr.

Also, oh my god. You know what I hate? When people decide they don't like you for no apparent reason. This has happened to me twice. There's a girl that was in a club I did last semester (and stopped because of a class conflict), works in the same place I do, and is also joining the same sorority I'm joining (it's an LGBT focused one that doesn't include housing). Now logically, it'd only make sense for us to at least try to get along, since we're going to be sorority sisters and all, on top of the other two mutual things we have there. But she's just really cold and bitchy to me every time I try to talk to her. I gave up because what's the point if you're going to be like that? But just. Wow.

The other is a girl that was in my German 100 class, is in my Lord of the Rings linguistics class, and is also in the tabletop gaming club. She just. Decided that she hates me and is going to be bitchy and start fights with me in response to me trying to talk to her. Whatever, she can go fuck herself, but just. Why the fuck do people decide they're going to hate someone without even knowing jack shit about them? Especially when it'd be in their best interest to at least be on decent terms with them. Just. Whatever. I'm better than that, so if either of them decide they want to stop being bitches I'll put it all in the past, but just. Wow.

Anyway, meme again.

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finally spring break

Finally I can breathe again. It's nice to just not do things for a week. To be back home and have a big bed, unlimited access to my puppy, and daily access to my boyfriend ;3;

Nothing exciting happening, really. I'm working on sewing a skirt.

Back to that meme.

Day 03 – Your parents

My dad's a high school teacher and my mom works at a state park.

I don't have the best relationship with either, though it could certainly be worse as well.

I fucking hate how, because my dad's practically a local celebrity (he's been teaching for a long time so tons of people know him, god small towns are sad), people are obsessed with trying to relate me to him. I have people assuming I'm good at science and tennis because he's a chemistry teacher and tennis coach. The most offensive, though, is people who say "oh, you're probably so smart because of your dad!" I hate that so much.

Day 01 - Introduce Yourself
Day 02 - Your first love

Day 04 – What you ate today
Day 05 – Your definition of love
Day 06 – Your day
Day 07 – Your best friend
Day 08 – A moment
Day 09 – Your beliefs
Day 10 – What you wore today
Day 11 – Your siblings
Day 12 – What’s in your bag
Day 13 – This week
Day 14 – What you wore today
Day 15 – Your dreams
Day 16 – Your first kiss
Day 17 – Your favorite memory
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday
Day 19 – Something you regret
Day 20 – This month
Day 21 – Another moment
Day 22 – Something that upsets you
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry
Day 25 – A first
Day 26 – Your fears
Day 27 – Your favorite place
Day 28 – Something that you miss
Day 29 – Your aspirations
Day 30 – One last moment

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Feb. 20th, 2013

So. Life punched me in the face over the past couple weeks. I don't really want to talk about it but I've been stressed like crazy, ugh.

In brighter news, Korey and I had a nice Valentine's Day. We went to an Irish restaurant and a Harry and the Potters concert.

Now how about another post of that meme?

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life + 30 days of me meme

So, a few things have happened since Korey and I celebrated our anniversary. Mostly good things. I did break up with my girlfriend, though. It just wasn't working out romantically anymore, there's no animosity between us. Aside from that, I've been busy with classes and with events and the like. My friend Rob had me and some other people over to marathon all 3 of the extended versions of the Lord of the Rings movies, which was fucking awesome. I made a new friend while I was there, too. Then, a couple weeks ago mom and Korey both came to visit and we all went to see Joshua Bell and the Cleveland Orchestra in concert. It was, of course, incredible. Then this weekend has been fucking great. There's an annual PRIDE film festival going on. I worked as an usher for it on Thursday and Friday night, which got me into the films free (not that it mattered since I also bought a pass) and a free shirt (which is extremely cool). Whoever designed the shirts is awesome because the deal is that it has the film festival's logo on the back, and the front is blank. At the festival, though, there was an iron on station where you could pick which icons you wanted. Mine has three bi icons in a diagonal line and it looks really cool. I made new friends at the festival, too. Also, unfortunately technical difficulties forced them to stop the movie before it was done, but the Swedish film Kyss Mig is extremely impressive. One of the main characters is actually bi and it's actually handled really well.

Last night was particularly interesting. First I went and got my hair done because it was a fucking disaster and my neck desperately needed shaved. I've been going to the hair salon in the union building, but they fucked up so badly last time that I said hell no and found a new place (though the union salon is closed on Saturdays anyway). I wandered into a nice little place by a couple bars and got a really fucking cute haircut that I love, and also on a whim put some color in it. It's a mixture of blue and violet that came out as this really sexy purple-ish dark blue. It's just a streak on the right side. This caused me to be 5 minutes late for the opera, but it was worth it. I was dressed for a rave while at the opera, also. The show was Xerxes, and it was excellent. Worth skipping yesterday's films at PRIDE for (I already had my Xerxes ticket way in advance). Also, both my night and the other nights' performer for Xerxes were actually women so I really couldn't unsee him as a butch lesbian. Oops. It didn't help that the woman he ends up with has super short hair for most of the opera.

After the opera I went straight back to the Buskirk-Chumley where the festival is for the dance party. It was so fun omfg. For one thing, I got to see Ali again for the first time since her class ended, and I hung out with her and her friends for most of the night. Also I kinda sorta made out with three different women. Oh yes. That was nice.

Oh also a couple things I'm late to mention:

1. This is my class schedule for this semester:
German: G150
Italian: FRIT-M 100
Finite matematics (shoot me in the face oh my god)

Then I have a Lord of the Rings linguistics class that doesn't start until the 2nd 8 weeks.

2. Korey and I found and leased an apartment. It's a 1 bedroom near the stadium and we can have my puppy. <3

Anyway, 30 Days of Me meme!

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