?

Log in

magnificent blatherings

> recent entries
> calendar
> friends
> the aerie
> profile
> previous 20 entries

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
10:22 am - life goes on, money goes out
Looking for commissions again, because damn. If you're interested, know someone who might be, or are willing to spread the word, I'd be grateful~

current mood: poor

(10 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
10:43 am
I have to admit... I was unimpressed with what I heard of The Old Republic at first, but now I'm getting tempted after hearing about the story content and the companions and whatnot, even if what I hear of the mechanics still leaves me underwhelmed.

Presuming I did do something so foolish and timesucking, what servers, side, and kinds of classes should I play? ~_~

current mood: geeky

(9 comments | comment on this)

Thursday, December 16th, 2010
3:23 pm - hey a meme, in lieu of content
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish or read an excerpt.

The list.Collapse )

(2 comments | comment on this)

Thursday, November 11th, 2010
2:22 pm - welp (a.k.a. i am a big girl and love discussing/thinking about relationshipse)
Pick one of my characters and then provide two people for him or her to consider as potential love interests/hook-ups/what have you. I'll provide you with the character's choice and the IC reasons behind it.

Past alts, obviously, since I'm not active in anything right now. though i suspect my online-rp days are too far past to garner much

(2 comments | comment on this)

Monday, November 8th, 2010
3:54 pm - Writer's Block: Stay Fashionable in Winter Weather
When it’s cold, wet, or snowy, how do you stay fashionable?


The amount of rage I see over this question in just a quick skim of the answers makes me laugh. Seriously, people? You take yourself so seriously that even being asked what kinds of clothes you wear for winter is an affront to your down-'n-dirty, keepin' it real, hard-workin' everyman/woman sensibilities? Staying warm and looking good are far from mutually exclusive propositions, and that other people take some time to think about it in no way infringes upon your time or property.

Anyway, I love fall clothes; not so much winter, but that's primarily because I have an addiction to coats but hate the cold. So the balance between "cool enough that a coat and a little layering feels good" and "not so cold that you need to wrap up into a ball of wool and misery" is the ideal point for me.

Speaking of layering, that's pretty much how I deal. Lots of light jackets and shirts that I put one atop the other, topped by a heavy wool coat, and, when it's cold enough, scarves, gloves, and hats. Leg-wise, I'll wear stockings under jeans if it's cold enough, or thick stockings/leggings with a skirt (sometimes multiple, if it's really cold). And boots! I love boots. So much. My love of boots is rivaled only by my love of jackets. I tend to dress in darks and neutrals, but I have a lot of fondness for bright red accents.

But no Uggs. Ugh.

(comment on this)

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
2:28 pm - Commissionery
Welp. I'm getting poor again, so time to open up the commission docket. :) My prices can be found here on my dA account. It's a bit of a raise from recent prices, but special friend-sans can get a lower rate. Just email me at my LJ name @ gmail.com.

(Also, because this LJ is pretty much just friends anyway, lemme know if you think the prices are excessive. Was hovering on the edge of not raising them, but realized that with the amount of time I put into them, doing less is quite a bit less than minimum wage. I'm open to feedback though! Even if that feedback is along the lines of "man, $50 for a commission? bitch you crazy.")

(man I need new icons)

(2 comments | comment on this)

Friday, October 1st, 2010
1:34 am - gasp, a real entry?!
Figured I'd write something since I'm waiting for my character on LotRO to finish separating seeds from the poor crops she's raised, and the usual avenues of entertainment seem to be quiescent tonight.

Yes, that's what it took to finally update for real.

Anyway, as the above would indicate, I've picked up LotRO since it's now free-to-play, just to take a gander. I'd heard good things about the way it handled stories, and was interested--and hey, free.

Liking it pretty well so far; it scratches the WoW itch without requiring a sub, which is all I was really looking for. The fact that I like some of the classes pretty well and that the graphics are really quite lovely (given the time it was made and that it's an MMO) are certainly pluses, as well as the fact that I'm finding the setting and lore a lot more interesting. I do wish there were more races to play, but otherwise it's been fun, and I'm enjoying taking my time to read through quests and exploring the land without the feeling that I need to catch up with anyone or have to make the best use of my money.

Admittedly, playing is made a lot easier by the fact that a friend of Adrian's works at Turbine and had quite a few Turbine point cards to give out, since he didn't play or knew anyone who played MMOs. Bought quite a few things via the online store that made my in-game life much easier. It's still fun without the advantages--it's just easier with more bags, shared vault space, more room in the bank and the ability to sell at the auction house, etc.

I'm playing Aedhriel and Tiravael on Nimrodel right now, if anyone wants to take a gander and give me a shout. :) Usually end up being on between 10 to midnight EST.

----

Art-wise: I've posted them on Twitter, but haven't really posted them to LJ, I don't think. (I might have. But it's been long enough since I stopped the LoudTwitter feed and actually posted anything of substance that I feel pretty safe in making that assumption.)

Various womens and a WIP beneath, in no particular order. Sorry for the large size.Collapse )
I feel like I've gotten better much faster than I have in the years previously, but that's probably mostly due to Adrian's influence. It's amazingly helpful having a professional around to give you tips when you're working on something. :P

Still have a long ways to go, though. Especially in working on backgrounds and anything non-young-and-pretty.

----

Also started on P90X with the boy, which is an intense workout and diet regime. While the commitment is intense (at least an hour of exercise six days a week, usually an hour and half, given pauses and water breaks, plus a strict diet--I eat a lot of food, but only the healthiest), it's been showing some pretty rad results. Halfway through it now, and I can't stop admiring my ass and abs or the firmness of my calves/thighs/arms. They're like columns of oak! :D It's ridiculous, but true. Probably because I haven't quite had time to get used to them, since I acquired them in just over a month. Can't wait to see what it brings in another month and a half. :D Most interesting, I haven't actually lost a single pound, by the scale. But I feel awesome.

----

Finally got to announce the WoD MMO officially! I wasn't there at the Grand Masquerade convention, but the reception at the end of the shakycam video is heartwarming. It's been a long time, and there's still a long way to go, but it's nice to have it out there in more than a hush-hush way. Adrian did a lot of work on the teaser there, too.

----

I just realized that I mentioned Adrian in every part of this entry. ... i-it wasn't intentional, sorry. :(

----

Okay, time to check back on my captain-farmer. (Who farms while her man-at-arms stands around holding her banner. Useless minion.) (Also, incidentally, I am displeased to announce that all MMOs have similarly useless chat in OOC. Don't know what I expected, but I forgot what the general level of discourse was like.)

(5 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 23:32 My free time these days seems to fall into gaming, reading, arting, and necessary errands: pick two. #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

2:44 am - plus some sketches
Been a while! I've been drawing, I swear, but not as dedicatedly, admittedly. Mostly just PoseManiacs stuff, and occasionally working on picking up acrylics (but the results are embarrassing enough that I don't really want to share).

Just a sketch, in two variants. I may take this further, I may not; I'm kind of tempted, but it's not like I don't have plenty on my plate already.

never go skydiving without a parachuteCollapse )

Edit: Hurf durf, posted to the wrong journal. Whatever, the same people will see it anyway.

(2 comments | comment on this)

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 20:16 Trying to do traditional paints after years and years of only digital is making me hiss and snarl in frustration. #
  • 20:46 I miss undo, and lasso/move, and transform. :< #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

Monday, May 31st, 2010
7:01 am - tweets for today
  • 17:02 twitgoo.com/xub9f The true purpose of a cell cam: to take pictures of one's pets. #
  • 17:05 Cats later; for some reason, when I was taking pics, they were spooked & hiding under the bed. (The world is holding its breath, I'm sure.) #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 12:35 I got my Incredible in the mail today! \o/ #
  • 15:53 Tweeting from mah Incredible~ #
  • 20:49 twitgoo.com/xgew7 The men hard at work in the kitchen. :D #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

Friday, May 28th, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 18:25 Encountering 3 spiders on the same day you read up on brown recluses and their bites is no good for the heart. Take it from me. #
  • 18:26 Winter lulled me into complacency, but now I'm remembering why I dislike living in a house ensconced in greenery during the summer. >:| #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 22:57 Protip: Attempting to do gesture sketches while still rather tipsy doesn't work out so well. #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 08:58 Whoa, I didn't realize I was over two months late, hah. Wonder if there's any chance of getting one now. #
  • 12:53 50% off Young Augustine's, Grant Park Gastropub: bit.ly/cKRIzq #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
7:01 am - tweets for today
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(3 comments | comment on this)

Friday, May 21st, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 18:55 No matter how many years go by, I still can't leave a library without an armful of books, no matter how few I originally intended to get. #
  • 18:55 Also, the latest Dresden book is in my hot little hands, finally! #
  • 19:06 Aww. Just got rejected as a zombie extra because I'm essentially nonfunctional without contacts. #
  • 02:21 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH #justfinishedreading #DresdenFiles AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(3 comments | comment on this)

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 23:29 Man, red-tail hawks scream /all the time/ in Red Dead Redemption. He must have a posse following him around just to provide mood cries. #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 18:23 I don't actually want to smoke, but sometimes it would be nice to have the excuse to slip out for 5-10 minutes during awkward waits. #
  • 18:24 Awkward situation in this case being dinner with older-generation relatives all speaking a language I know just enough #
  • 18:24 of to know when they're talking about me but not enough to respond or, apparently, to be worth addressing directly, even in English. #
  • 19:04 On the other hand, watching several people being introduced to Korean food is cute. :) #
  • 21:33 Unnaturally-colored hair. Multiple piercings. Two cats & a snake. Want a mohawk and a motorcycle. W
    ear lots of black. Use heavy eyeliner. #
  • 21:34 I wonder if there's a point at which I become too stereotypical to live. Probably if I ever pick up electric guitar or bass and get tattoos. #
  • 21:34 (... I do want tattoos someday.) (Sigh.) #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

Monday, May 17th, 2010
7:00 am - tweets for today
  • 11:41 The boy just adopted a new kitty from a shelter that was closing, and he is so so so so cute and cuddly and affectionate! #
  • 11:41 I want to name him Temeraire or Toothless (the draconic theme is a coincidence), but alas, not up to me. #
  • 18:15 Whoa, near cat-fight. Old cat just got totally called on her posturing by new cat! #
  • 18:22 New cat's challenge meow is really odd, too--sounds more like singing, or a boy whose balls haven't dropped yet. #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

(comment on this)

> previous 20 entries
> top of page
LiveJournal.com