AGE: Twenty-three (ee-ee-ee-ee, in the tune of Taylor Swift's "Twenty-two").
ABOUT ME: Software developer in the Silicon Valley, who is surprised and happy at her occupation but struggles with managing the normal day-to-day of adult life. I live with my mom and sister in a Chinatown basement and used to play Neopets a lot as a kid.
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Ice skating, reading sci-fi/fantasy, anime/manga (particularly josei manga), arts + crafts (crochet, watercolor paints), roller skating, visual novels, watching Let's Play videos, old jrpgs and indie games, Neopets dailies
I don't actually engage in most of my hobbies that often these days, aside from ice skating and possibly rollerskating. :( What can I say, I'm not such a motivated person... Lately, I've been watching some tv shows: GoT, Insecure, Bojack Horseman, and Rick and Morty.
LOOKING FOR: Random musings, journals whose authors have similar interests
WHAT I'LL JOURNAL ABOUT:
- Long, ruminative posts which may exhibit anxiety or depression but hopefully some that just talk about what's been going on in my life.
- References to coding, software engineering, and the Silicon Valley because it's a part of my life.
- Some short, mundane updates about my current status.
- Dating, whenever that happens.*
- Maybe some posts discussing media or literature I've been consuming (books, anime, manga, tv shows, movies).
- I might write about politics or culture if there's something I need to debrief about.**
POSTING FREQUENCY: Probably not that frequent -- I find it hard to manage my time and therefore find it hard to find time to write lengthy, unwieldy posts. But when they come, they might be long to make up for it! ;)
CONFESSION: I've never gotten a tattoo and don't have any piercings***, BUT I secretly want to get a cartilage piercing and double lobe piercing. You know, so I can connect a chain from my helix to my lobe**** :D and just put some studs in my lobe in the other ear.
I'd also love to get a tattoo, only I can't think of any image of enough significance or appeal to me that I'd want to put it on my body. :( And I don't want to just have a random tattoo for the sake of having a tattoo.
It's a confession because I have a very straight-laced appearance to-date, by the way.
OTHER: If you can't tell, I'm a fan of footnotes.
*** The standard lobe piercings I got at 8 healed up after I left them alone when they got infected.
**** But I won't actually do this because I hear cartilage is a pain to pierce due to slow healing, and I hate fuss.
What good news have you had recently? Are you anticipating any more?
The idea that the anxiety meds would help kick the previously malfunctioning depression meds back into working order seems to have legs, too. Not perfect, because nothing is when it comes to (at least my) brain's chemical imbalances, but better.
More on other subjects later. Now, I mellow out.
WARNING: This poem contains some controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. In this poem, alter!Alex is Harley Quinn, a conflation which may bother some readers. It also features dimensional travel, impaired consent and mental functionality, forceful interventions to address an abusive relationship, vehement objections to well-meaning help, attempted assault, use of a previous name for constructive but nonconsensual purposes, allergies, reference to vigilante activity, reference to Quinn's past abusive relationship, communication failures, confusion, mixed signals, awkward family dynamics, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.
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I've been seeing lots of butterflies today. There was a monarch around the barrel garden and various small butterflies when I was weeding.
EDIT 8/22/17: I went back out and pulled more weeds farther along the patio edge and by the birdgift apple tree.
Because of my linguistic coprocessor, it's very easy for me to hack a pidgin if I know any of its main antecedents. So for instance, I can clock "don" as the past-tense marker: "BBC Pidgin don start today" = "BBC Pidgin started today." Take a look at the new materials and see what bits of grammar and vocabulary you can identify. \o/
Meanwhile over in Terramagne, I bet their BBC offers a whole bunch of different overlays like this. France probably does too, because they spawned a lot of colonial languages, including the Haitian French that Saraphina speaks. Hmm, I wonder how long it'll take Aidan to catch onto that resource, because he's not much of a TV junkie. But an hour of French-national Haitian French overlay would be good practice for them, and a nice change from the much scarcer pure Haitian programming.
One reason I've been writing down a lot of T-American food choices and linking similar local recipes is because they're a lot farther along the path of using dietary choices to support health. That's mostly replicable here. You can see it with Shiv in particular, how much better he feels now than several months ago. That's not all due to the extra psych support he's getting; it's also because he's eating better.
We currently have three open epics. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies and needs $308 to be complete. "The Higher a Monkey Climbs" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and needs $161 to be complete. "Two Foxes" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses and needs $169.50 to be complete.
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How would you like to distribute the $60?
ALL $60 into "The Inner Transition"
ALL $60 into "The Higher a Monkey Climbs"
ALL $60 into "Two Foxes"
Divide it equally across the THREE poems
"Only in the Gift"
I have seen the moon-shielded sun
and the Father God winking
as he turns his one wide eye
back toward the waiting world
a reminder that we live,
moment by moment,
only in the gift of
his infinite light.
Poem: "To Appreciate Small Victories"
Poem: "The Bamboo That Bends"
Poem: "As Couples as Possible"
Crowdfunding Creative Jam
Poem: "The Whole of Civilization"
Bust of Lincoln Destroyed (54 comments)
Read "Absent the White Roses" by William Altolft
Read "Under Cover Fashion" by Bairnsidhe
Promoting a Better World
Poem: "Tricky Treats"
Today we saw the eclipse in Chester, IL. :D 3q3q3q!!!
The bonus fishbowl last week went well.
Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies. Valor's Widow finds out what Stylet has in his backpack. "The Higher a Monkey Climbs" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Pips gets worried about Jules and drops by for a visit. "Two Foxes" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. Kenzie hears that the Iron Horses are going after the gaybashers, and feels uneasy over his own reactions.
Weather has been warm to hot here. Currently blooming: dandelions, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias, firecracker plant, white and red clover, morning glories, spiderwort, echinacea, blackberry lilies, Queen Anne's lace, frost asters, cup plant, black-eyed Susan, torenia, purple aster, rose campion, some yellow thing in the wildflower garden, thistle.
AGE: Just turned 41 on August 5th
INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Cosplay & Art
LOOKING FOR: Like minded creative individuals that is into comic cons, cosplay and learning things and / or brainstorming right along with me. I would not say that I am 'pro' though others may disagree with that. I just like to being creative, experiment and see what happens. Feel free to check out my interests to see if we're a good match.
ANYTHING ELSE?: This account is just my sewing account, nothing 'personal' per say. I am currently working on moving my cosplay stuff over to this dreamwidth account from my LiveJournal account. It is quite a slow process so please bare with me. Also most of my costumes are MERMAIDS! *ahem* I have a slight obsession. ;p
ALSO KNOWN AS: sinicallytwisted <--- My art journal, which is also being worked on. ;)
Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings. It features prison inmates, group therapy, a show soup with some goat features including syndactyly and prey instincts, references to adaptive equipment, vulgar and intrusive talk, spitball leading to a prey reaction, refusal to apologize, speciesist language, discussion of disabilities, adoption issues, learning to compensate for a lost hand, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.
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