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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
2:47 am
Oh hey, look who still exists.

There's really no spectacular reason for me not having updated in so long, nor is there one for me coming back. It was just time. I'm feeling better overall than I have in a long time for a lot of little reasons, which means I'm both getting more into creative stuff again and wanting to talk about it more. And in this case, as has become the norm on this journal, I'm gonna talk about ponies.

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Friday, February 28th, 2014
12:20 am - The Dire Ravenstag: Behind-the-scenes
Now that you've seen the finished product, wanna see how it all happened?

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Thursday, February 27th, 2014
8:16 pm - The Dire Ravenstag!
Now that he is safe in his new home and pictures of him are gonna explode all over social media, I'm making a blog entry for the semi-secret project I've been working on since June: My Little Ravenstag.

Backstory first: I've been a fan of cleolinda for years, and, knowing that she's fond of her My Little Ponies, last year I offered to make a custom for her. We toyed with ideas for a while, and in the comments for one of her Hannibal recaps I suggested that I could totally make a Dire Ravenstag pony.

It turns out this was a brilliant idea.

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Sunday, July 1st, 2012
7:33 pm
One of the most complicated characters in the series, but she's so simple on the outside.


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Monday, April 2nd, 2012
1:26 am
Sweet merciful pony gods, she is done. Her Majesty Elizabeth the Tenth, ruler of Starship UK in 3297.


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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
2:57 am
Hello again. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, and any other festivities I may have missed. Once again, I have a small round of pictures that I hope will hint at fascinating things to come later.

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Monday, December 5th, 2011
12:46 am
Hey, look who's updating again!

So here's the thing: I have been working on my ponies. I have been working hard. I have been working badly. And it's only recently that I've realized that for once this isn't my fault.

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Sunday, July 24th, 2011
5:54 pm - Slowly but surely...
Ever hit a point in a project where every single next step you could possibly take is very difficult and frustrating, so they're all going really slow? Yeah, that's me right now.

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Sunday, May 1st, 2011
12:33 am
In honor of Series Six and two episodes of "What the hell did I just watch, Moffat?", I present some more photos of what will eventually be Liz and one of my Angels.

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Monday, March 14th, 2011
8:22 pm
I have not been neglecting my little baby craftblog. I have been neglecting my crafting. And with good reason: Since the beginning of the year, I have spent most of my free time doing a deep clean of my room (like, "virtually everything in here was out in the hall at some point so I could clean under/around it and I lost count of the garbage bags" deep), a little painting, some rearranging of old furniture, and assembly of new furniture. And all with one aim: A dedicated art space.

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Monday, January 3rd, 2011
6:33 pm
I know, I know, I suck at the whole "I'm gonna start updating more!" thing. I have excuses! Most of which do boil down to "I suck at this," granted, but they are excuses. There have been weather and learning-curve delays on the ponies, "I am working on a zillion projects at once and therefore the progress on them is visible only to me" delays on the knitting, and "I lost my camera for a while" delays on everything. But I found my camera and I have gotten a tiny bit of visible work done on some of my more spectacular projects, and thus here I am.

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Yeah, I know the ponies aren't everyone's bag. But there's at least one project that I know one of you is dying for an update on, and my million miles of garter stitch are well underway.

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Monday, November 1st, 2010
6:16 pm
As promised, photos of what's currently going on in Ponyland for me.

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3:58 am - This may come as a shock to you all...
...but I'm actually gonna try and talk in this journal. I know, it's revolutionary.

I don't have an interesting job, or an interesting personal life. I don't have that many deep thoughts. But dammit, I have one hell of a crafting life, and that certainly makes for a fun subject once you get me going. So this is the place I'm going to let myself do that. Knitting. (Jerm, look for an update on your scarf sometime soon!) A wee bit of cross-stitch. I'm still writing mostly fanfic (as always, drop me a line if you want to know where I'm posting that), but if I turn out any original short fiction I'll put it up here. Fanvids. And ponies. Oh, the ponies. I cannot post all my WIP photos tonight, as Photobucket is giving me crap, but watch this space.

Talking, on my journal. Imagine that.

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
9:45 pm - The Lostghan: 4 and 8
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Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
11:33 pm - The Lostghan: The Opening Eye
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Monday, March 1st, 2010
1:08 am - Knitting Pattern: Godsend gauntlets
Godsend gauntlets, as modeled by my mother

Whether you love every second of Heroes or feel like it never recovered from its sophomore slump, you can't deny that the godsend symbol is an awesome design element. Now you can add that ubiquitous little S-curve to your wardrobe with this simple fingerless glove pattern. The cable is easily adapted to any pattern worked in the round, so feel free to go nuts on socks, sleeves, and any other garment you think could use a little mystery.

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Sunday, February 28th, 2010
11:31 pm - I aten't dead.
So yeah, been ages since I was here. I don't have anything particularly fascinating to say at the moment, but I'm going to be posting a knitting pattern soon, and I figured after all this time it would be a little odd to do that without having any sort of "real" content to go with it. So, quick recap of The State Of Me:

Still living at home.
Still in a crappy retail job, but it's a better crappy retail job. I finally gave PetSmart the finger at the beginning of December, and am currently doing stocking/merchandise maintenance at Albertsons. Better job, better management, better pay. I do miss some of the customers, though.
Both rats passed away from unrelated illnesses a couple months ago. Current pet count: Seven cats, two large dogs, two small dogs.
Still knitting my brains out (obviously). I'm on Ravelry, if I've got any fellow crafters looking in.
Still writing, almost exclusively fanfic at the moment. It's being posted, although under another name. On the off chance that you're interested, just ask.
Taking Vitamin D for the crazy, on my GP's recommendation. Hard to tell if it's helping; I started shortly before quitting my old job and eliminating my primary source of stress, but either way I feel okay more consistently now than I did for a good while.

There's probably more to say, but I can't think what it is at the moment.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
5:36 pm
Two years ago at Renn Faire, I almost bought what I described on this blog as "a hat so dashing that Malcolm Reynolds would shoot me in the back for it." This year, I decided that I could no longer live with 'almost.'

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Sunday, December 14th, 2008
6:29 pm
Bought a four-pack of Jones Soda last week. One of the things they're known for, aside from the weird labels and even weirder flavors, is having fortune cookie fortunes on the bottoms of the caps. I've downed the entire four-pack since, and the fortunes I got have me a little worried. In order:

"You will soon be crossing great waters."
"The tide of change approaches."
"You will be successful in competitive sports."
"On the first week of the next month, do something just for you."

...Note to self: When January rolls around, take swimming lessons.

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Friday, November 21st, 2008
2:46 am - Useless iTunes stats
Since January of 2007, I've purchased 153 songs off iTunes.

100 were part of full-album downloads, 7 albums total.
2 of those were replacements for albums I owned years ago on cassette.
4 were soundtracks.
1 was a total whim. (Idinia Menzel, "I Stand," totally worth it.)

Of the other 53:
34 I first heard on the traditional radio, most of which predate iTunes by a decade or more.
3 I found on Internet radio stations.
3 I discovered in the POA.
5 I had to buy after someone made an awesome fanvid on YouTube.
2 I first heard on the radio at work.
2 are from TV shows, for which they were written specifically.
3 are preexisting songs that I first heard in a TV show.
1 is from a commercial. Yes, the Liberty Mutual one.

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