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this is my prayer
31 December 2014 @ 11:59 pm


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this is my prayer
31 December 2014 @ 11:58 pm
Last year's goals did not happen. I failed. But I'm going to try again. And this time, I'm going to lower the bar a bit.

WRITE OFTEN Try to write at least once per week, and at the very least once per month for ~musemuggers. Try to get your novel done so you can say you did it, and then you get to enter the fun process of editing. You know how much you'll love that. Don't lie. WRITE.

READ MORE BOOKS In 2012 you read 15 books, and in 2013 you read 18 books, so in 2014 try to reach 21 books, and if you manage to do more than that, go buy something from ColdStone.

GO BACK TO SCHOOL I'm not fucking around here. Get your ass into a classroom even if it's part time. You've already done the FAFSA for this year, and the application to the school is almost done. You know you need to finish college, and you want to finish college. So get back there and get started.

LOSE SOME WEIGHT By the end of 2014, weigh less than what you currently weigh now, which is 295 pounds. You can do this by exercising more even if it's just by going for a walk, and you can start substituting your junk food for fruits. You like fruit! Apples, mangos, bananas. You like those things! Just cut back on the sweets.

WORK ON PAYING OFF A CREDIT COMPLETELY Both your credit cards are maxed out, and almost every time you pay the monthly bill, you go and use the credit card. STOP THAT. Focus on one credit card and try real hard to get it paid off.

DO YOUTUBE You'll really enjoy creating the channel. You'll have fun with it. It will be a good, new hobby for you. It's something you've never done before, with the filming and the editing and the writing a script. You bought that awesome book about baking that will help you. Now you just need a camera.

BE CLEANER You know that you're lazy, so you'll go a while without vacuuming or scrubbing or mopping or dusting. Well once a week on a day off, which will probably be Saturdays, it will be cleaning day! Do laundry, clean the bathroom, do the dishes, bathe the dog, vacuum all the rooms, wash blankets, etc. You'll feel better and you know it.
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this is my prayer
31 July 2014 @ 11:59 pm

• Keep on writing! Try to write more words this month. Use 750Words. Two to three times per week is working for you!

• Read more! You've been reading maybe one chapter at bedtime, and that is not enough! Go to bed earlier or something. Read during the daytime. READ MORE.

• Stay on top of getting back into school. You've done the application, so you're just waiting on the school to contact you. Don't slack off. Also, keep pushing your sister.

• Try to go for a short walk every day. REALLY TRY! Just up and down the street is fine.

• Don't buy any jewelry supplies other than what you absolutely need, like chains, closures, and jump rings.

• When you start your new job, be very responsible and dedicated. Don't be a slacker and don't be lazy. Keep it in your mind that you want to impress these people. The boss lady is very nice, so you should enjoy it!

• Move some of these boxes of books out of here!
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this is my prayer
17 July 2014 @ 07:22 pm
#218  


OH MY GOD!!!! I got an anonymous gift of a paid account and userpics. Thank you so much, whoever you are!

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this is my prayer
12 July 2014 @ 11:37 am
#216  
What new shows are you watching? I've been seeing a lot of talk about Fargo and Utopia. Are there any other good ones that recently started?
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this is my prayer
06 July 2014 @ 11:04 pm
#212  
I really

don't know

what it is

about 'Halt and Catch Fire'

that makes me

keep watching.


In all serious, the show is really slow-paced, and the first few episodes are kind of boring, but something about the show made me want to stick with it. Now, I really like the characters and I enjoy watching it. But I'm not sure if it was cancelled or not. As for Lee Pace, I've never seen anything of his except this show and I am SO ATTRACTED TO HIM.
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this is my prayer
01 July 2014 @ 07:06 pm


Hi everyone! The battle has been EXTENDED a few days until Sunday, July 6. You'll have all day Sunday to get your icons in, and then I'll make the post on Monday. ^_^

For the caps and to submit your icons, go here!

The following people still have to submit:
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this is my prayer
01 July 2014 @ 06:40 pm
#210  
• So today was a pretty cool day! My sister and I went to the local state school and took a tour. It was a lot nicer than I expected and I'm excited to go there. I'm really hoping it works out.

• I'm going to do my July goals soon. Also, I have to do my monthly icon praise post.

• My sister made another post for my shop on her Tumblr, and even though I know I've mentioned my shop before, I thought I'd just kind of share the post she makes on Tumblr. She featured these necklaces I've posted recently:





If you'd like to reblog her Tumblr post, it's here. :)

• Last night I watched the movie Vanity Fair again. I haven't seen it in years and I've never read the book, so it was almost like watching it for the first time. It was a lot better than I remember, and very Austenian.

• I have lots of TV to watch and cap. :p
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this is my prayer
30 June 2014 @ 04:15 pm
#209  
First of all, I just want to say that I'm totally snagging this post from amyofaquitaine. She does these kinds of things from time to time and I love them.

Second, I'm doing this today because I want to keep my spirits up. I'm not feeling depressed, but I have a lot coming up in the next few months - a new job, going back to school - and I really want to stay focused. I know these things are cheesy but I don't care! Haha. I actually find them inspiring. ^_^

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this is my prayer
30 June 2014 @ 08:15 am

• Add something to your story at least two or three times each week. At least open up Scrivener and think about the story. Use 750Words. Write the story! Also, don't forget about ~musemuggers.

• Keep doing applications and call places to inquire. GET A JOB.

• Organize stuff - the boxes, the books, the movies, the games. Be clean and organized.

• Make yourself go to bed at a regular time and get up at a regular time. You've been pretty good, but there's still an occasional few days where you stay up really late and then feel like crap for a few days.

• Don't buy anymore jewelry supplies. Use what you have. Etsy, Fire Mountain, and JoAnn's are dangerous! (But when I have some money, here's my list of jewelry supplies I want. It's big.)

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this is my prayer
29 June 2014 @ 12:28 pm
#207  
I just watched this trailer for Liam Neeson's upcoming movie, and it featured this cover of Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun', one of my favorite song. It was very hard to find information on this song, and the artist doesn't have a Wiki or anything. But anyway, I think this is a great cover. This video is just the song, not the trailer for the movie:
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this is my prayer
25 June 2014 @ 12:23 pm
#204  
I haven't talked about movies, books, or television in a while, so I'm going to do that. Also, I need to kill some time before leaving for my interview with an employment agency today.

BOOKS
So let's do books first. I'm still reading A Dance With Dragons, the latest Game of Thrones/ASOIAF book. These books are dense as fuck. I've been reading this series for a year and I can finally see the finish line. It's a long way off, but I can see it. Then I'll be in the same boat with everyone else, and I'll also go read the Wiki. I'm just going to go ahead and make this paragraph all about Game of Thrones without spoilers, instead of talking about it again in the television section below. I really love the story and the characters. I'm fascinated with it because it's its own world COMPLETELY, from mannerisms to fashion to religions. I'm enamored. I can't say I love GRRM's writing. It's just okay. He has a lot of good moments, and the overall story-telling is great, but the writing itself is not something to fall in love with. After reading (almost all) the books, I can't say how pissed I am at the show now. I don't know if this season was just genuinely worse than previous ones, but I was angry almost all season. The best part of it, and it was actually perfect and great, was the Mountain vs the Viper scene. So right now I'm in love with the books and angry at the show. But because I love the characters so much, I love making icons of the show.

I also started The Silkworm and I think it's REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!! Yes, I needed all those exclamation points. I love reading JKR's writing. She is so good. I hope she keeps writing Strike novels.

I'm reading a few other books, but I haven't picked them up in a while because I've been between these two.



MOVIES
Because Belle had a limited release, we went to a fancy theater to see it. It was worth it. I loved it. It was a good period movie. It even made me cry a bit.

I also watched the movie Fargo to prepare for the TV show and I LOVED this movie. It was hilarious. I'll watch it again. It reminded me of a Quentin movie. After I watched it, I looked it up and it won Oscars and shit. I had no idea about this movie.


TELEVISION
This season of Orphan Black didn't have me as enthralled as last season, but I also wasn't paying as close attention, but that could be because I just wasn't as interested. I don't know. But I really liked the finale. And maybe I'll rewatch the series at some point. Is it on Netflix? If not in the US, anywhere else? I can get Hola.

I started Halt and Catch Fire and it reminds of Mad Men, just not as good. I don't want to stop watching because I really liked Lee Pace and the blonde girl. I don't know their names yet. Oops.

Penny Dreadful is really great. It's definitely not that scary. There are no scary special effects. There are just some vampires that have good make-up. So it relies more on feeling than jump-scares, WHICH I LOVE. Eva Green is flawless in her role. The show does move at a very slow pace, but it's worth watching.

I've been rewatching Once Upon A Time and I'm in the middle of season two now. Do you remember how furious I was when it was airing? Kind of like how I feel about Game of Thrones right now? Well, it's definitely a lot better this second time around. I'm loving it.

I've also been rewatching The Tudors, but I know every single thing that's going to happen, so nothing very exciting there. I'm watching the original Law and Order for the first time and these early episodes are great. I really love them. Doctor Who won that poll (thanks so much for taking the time to vote!) so once I finish L&O I'll start DW.


Okay I think that's it and I gotta go! Sorry for typos. No time to proof-read.
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this is my prayer
25 June 2014 @ 11:21 am


Hi everyone! This is just a friendly reminder about our X-Men Battle. Right now the due date is Thursday, July 3 (which is next week!).

For the caps and to submit your icons, go here!

The following people still have to submit:
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this is my prayer
21 June 2014 @ 04:21 pm
#202  
With television, I've had a lot of on-air stuff to watch. That means on Netflix I've only been rewatching old stuff - mostly Law & Order, Once Upon A Time, and Star Trek. I feel like I have some space in my tv schedule coming up, so I'm trying to decide what to watch next. These shows are on my list and they're on Netflix. Also, the first three are shows to continue watching, while the rest of the list I'd be starting from the beginning. So tell me what you think! Click as many as you want.

Poll #1972608
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 28

What show should I watch?

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How I Met Your Mother (season 8)
1 (0.8%)
Prison Break (season 3)
0 (0.0%)
The X-Files (season 6)
1 (0.8%)
Arrested Development
6 (4.8%)
Bones
2 (1.6%)
Supernatural
10 (8.1%)
Friday Night Lights
6 (4.8%)
Doctor Who (starting with Nine)
12 (9.7%)
Sherlock
11 (8.9%)
Damages
1 (0.8%)
Skins
4 (3.2%)
Breaking Bad
6 (4.8%)
Merlin
5 (4.0%)
Sons of Anarchy
1 (0.8%)
Wallander
2 (1.6%)
Dollhouse
2 (1.6%)
Lie to Me
1 (0.8%)
The Vampire Diaries
3 (2.4%)
Haven
6 (4.8%)
Lost Girl
4 (3.2%)
Louie
1 (0.8%)
Luther
3 (2.4%)
Nikita
4 (3.2%)
The Walking Dead
6 (4.8%)
Boss
0 (0.0%)
Hell on Wheels
0 (0.0%)
Lilyhammer
1 (0.8%)
Terra Nova
1 (0.8%)
Wilfred
0 (0.0%)
666 Park Avenue
1 (0.8%)
Arrow
5 (4.0%)
Awake
0 (0.0%)
The Bletchley Circle
1 (0.8%)
Revolution
1 (0.8%)
Ripper Street
2 (1.6%)
Scandal
0 (0.0%)
A Young Doctor's Notebook
2 (1.6%)
Almost Human
4 (3.2%)
The Following
3 (2.4%)
Hemlock Grove
2 (1.6%)
House of Cards
3 (2.4%)
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this is my prayer
18 June 2014 @ 07:43 pm


Hi everyone! This is just a friendly reminder about our X-Men Battle. Right now the due date is Thursday, July 3.

For the caps and to submit your icons, go here!

The following people still have to submit:
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this is my prayer
12 June 2014 @ 03:08 pm
#196  
I thought I'd do another social media post. If you guys are on these sites, let me know, even if we already follow each other, that way I know who you are, lol. ^_^

Tumblr: princemads
Twitter: vaporveil
Letterboxd: vapor
Etsy: eightmidnight
Instagram: shecomesfrombefore
DeviantART 1: shecomesfrombefore
DeviantART 2: eightpastmidnight
Facebook: Allison
Pinterest: eightmidnight

I think that's it. Out of these, the sites I'm most active on are Twitter, Instagram, Etsy, and Tumblr. If you have a site you're on that I didn't list here, tell me about it and I'll check it out. ^_^




PS: In completely unrelated news, I just got invited to ~the7days!
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this is my prayer
11 June 2014 @ 03:34 pm


Okay, let's get going! One more person has to submit a cap, but I figure we can start making the icons now. ^_^

general rules:
-Each cap must be made into one icon.
-All effects are allowed.
-Blending a cap with another cap (not from the battle) is allowed.
-Submit your icons by replying to this post. I'll make the big table in my graphics comm when we're done.
-Due Date: Thursday, July 3 Sunday, July 6 (but if you need an extension, just ask!)

the caps
(They're scaled down, but you can still right click and save as and it'll be the full-size cap.)






participants:
1. queen_bartonia
2. vapor
3. daynawashere
4. i_llbedammned
5. fassy
6. anassa_anemou
7. lady_turner
8. reebeecaa
9. rosy_nic
10. n_e_star
11. diek09
12. julie_izumi
13. larmay
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this is my prayer
11 June 2014 @ 01:57 pm
#195  
Net Neutrality is a very complicated subject. I don't fully understand it. But I just watched this video and I thought it was very informative and helped me understand everything better. It is a long video - 11 minutes - but like I said, this is a complicated subject.

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this is my prayer
05 June 2014 @ 08:38 pm


WOW We got a lot of participants. YAY! So I figure everyone can submit one cap, and that means we'll each make 15 icons. Sound good? When you comment with your cap, please tell me about how long you'd like to complete the battle. Once I have everyone's caps, I'll create a submission post. ^_^


comment like this:
link to cap:
how long?:


participants:
1. queen_bartonia
2. vapor
3. sietepecados
4. daynawashere
5. i_llbedammned
6. fassy
7. anassa_anemou
8. lady_turner
9. reebeecaa
10. rosy_nic
11. n_e_star
12. diek09
13. burntheflaws
14. julie_izumi
15. larmay
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