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As always I'm just really bad at updating things like this regularly. Like my blog. And my LJ.


I do update my tumblr. All the time. That is one thing that will not change anytime soon. So if you're interested in that, it's

I promise, it's at least somewhat interesting. And very regularly updated. Which is always nice!
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Playing: Crisis Core
  • Eating: Chips
I just started it. It has oooone post. You can read it if you like. it'll have more posts eventually.…
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Playing: Crisis Core
  • Eating: Chips
My loves, how long has it been since I've been dA active? It's been far too long.

The fact of the matter is that I've been ignoring my dA a lot, because, as much as I hate to admit it, I've kind of left anime and manga and cosplay by the wayside. Not to say I don't still love it with all of my heart. It's just not a focus in my life, anymore. I don't have the time or the resources to make the costumes as I've gone down to college and am a full-time poor college kid. I'm probably not going to be able to get up to next Sakura next year and it breaks my heart a little bit.

I'm still big on the photography, but since I don't have access to the cosplayers I used to, it's not that now. I'm going to get active again, I really am, but the focus of this dA is going to be switching from cosplay related things to what it really started out as so many years ago when I was a kid playing around with a camera and wanting to show the world my few pictures that I thought were good. Only now, I've got a few more years of photog under my belt and a lot better equipment.

I love you all and I'm sorry to disappoint any of my watchers who watched me only for the cosplays... I just can't keep it up right now. There will still be pictures, though. There really will. I've got some stock backed up from the past while that I'll be putting up slowly, and I'm taking more all the time.

Also, if you feel like offering me a little web-based support, I'm submitting slogans on threadless to try to get them turned into type tees and get me some cash! Maybe cash means I can make new costumes? But anyway, here's a slogan I threw up today. If you click ont his lovely link, you can vote for it and hopefully get it in the running to win!…

Thank you, lovelies.

P.S. There will be a few more cosplay shots going up that I've got from the past couple cons I've gone to. So, there's always that.
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Playing: Crisis Core
  • Eating: Chips
1. How many times have you been to a convention?  
Like 9, I guess.

2. Do you sleep at conventions?  
A bit.

3. Do you eat?
Not enough.

4. Are you shameless at conventions?

5. On average, how much money do you spend?
Not a HORRIBLE amount. But more than I should.

6. Do you go to conventions to pick up people?
No, but I suppose I wouldn't be opposed to it.

7. Do you go to conventions to bang people?

8. How much cellulite do you see when you go to conventions?
An uncomfortable amount.

9. Do you cosplay?
Most certainly.

10. Does your cosplay show a lot of skin?
Not really, at all.

11. Is your cosplay the epitome of badassery?
I think it has been, in its own way.

12. Do you wait in line for; dealer's room, panels, autographs, ceremonies?
Yes, yes I do.

13. How many friends have you met from conventions?
Quite a few.

14. Have you ever been drunk at a convention?
Nope. Just not my style.

15. Name your conventions:
Kcon 2008, 2009, 2010
Sakura 2008, 2009, 2010
MEW 2008-9, 2009-10
Kawaii 2010

16. Do you go to conventions alone or with a bunch of people?
With people.

17. Get your own room or mooch off of someone?
Split it with lots of people.

18. Ever partied hard with a voice actor?

19. Taken a picture with Silent Bob?

20. Jay too?

21. Gotten home to find out you've lost weight from walking around so DAMN much?
Every time.

22. Hugged random people?
Yeah, but not without asking.

23. Kissed random people?

24. Stalked someone who was cosplaying your favorite character?
I don't really do the stalking thing. I'm more of a "go up and talk to them" kind of person.

25. Gotten a g/f or b/f out of a convention?

26. Hooked up with someone?

27. Tell the truth now.

28. Had a temporary convention love that ended by Monday morning?

29. Raved until you fell over?
Not till I fell over, no.

30. Flirted with a dealer to get a discount?

31. Taken pictures of people?
Quite a few.

32. Had your picture taken?
Many times.

33. Gone to a photo shoot?

34. Planned a photo shoot?
God, no.

35. Been stalked?
Actually, yes.

36. Been annoyed by someone?
Many times.

37. Done the annoying?
I try not to, but I'm sure I have.

38. Had fun at a convention?
Generally, yes.

39. Had such a miserable time you wanted to leave but didn't?

40. Gotten in a fight?

41. Tried to stage a fight?

42. Success?

43. Freaked out when you saw one of your most favorite characters?
a little bit.

44. Someone freaked out when they saw your cosplay?

45. Hung out with random people that you'd just met?
all the time

46. Reunited with a friend?

47. Broken off with a friend?

48. Cried at a convention?

49. Saved trash from stuff you bought?

50. Eaten ramen and drunk ramune like they were air?

51. Slept in the same bed as someone you've only known a few hours?

52. Made any money?

53. Made someone else money?
yes (this is an awkward question)

54. Sick of this survey?

55. Okay...last question. Favorite convention you've ever been to?
any of the sakuras.
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Playing: Crisis Core
  • Eating: Chips
So, it's that time again, when I'm like. The busiest person on Earth. Not really, but you know what I mean. It's senior year, which means school and college and theatre and singing and all sorts of fun little things keeping me busy. I haven't even been on dA for days. What is this?

On top of all of my social stuff, my brother is home from college for a week and a half, and he's possibly the most distracting person ever. Seriously. Yesterday, he wanted me to play a single game of Magic: The Gathering with him. Three hours later, I realized I should stop playing and get some sleep. BOTHER THIS NONSENSE.

But yeah. So that's my lame excuse for the lack of con journal and the inactivity in the coming...month and a half. I know it's not worth that much, but hey. I've uploaded like 8 things in the past weekish. So cut me a little slack. Hahah.

Also, I'm hunched a little bit so I had my ear resting near my shoulder and I could hear the joint squeak as it moved. Weird.
  • Listening to: FUCK YOU! - Cee Lo Green
  • Eating: Nutella

After like. 4 months of absolutely no action(I'm sorry, everyone! I didn't mean to!), I'm back, bearing a new costume and a bunch of new photography. So except some new stuff from me in the very near future. It'll be awesome.

I'm sorry about the lack of activity, though. I've been really busy with work and all, and I haven't done anything remotely related to cosplay at all until like. a week ago. When I frantically kicked out an entire costume in like two seconds. So. Yeah. Just a quick update, as I'm about to go make pie with a friend and don't have time to do much right now. But yes, yes. Except new things. And a con update.
  • Listening to: New Slang - The Shins
  • Eating: Nutella

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 22, 2010, 9:28 PM

so. my question is this. if you let a subscription run out and then get a new one like two weeks later, do all of your old polls and journal skins come back?

  • Listening to: Tiesto ft. Tegan and Sara - Feel It In My Bones

Kawaii Kon

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 17, 2010, 8:06 PM

I hit up Kawaii Kon for a day. Today, actually. It was pretty chill. It's like the Kumoricon of Hawaii, I guess. About the same size. Better guests, though. I think Kumori has a better artist's alley and exhibitor's hall.

  • Listening to: Tiesto ft. Tegan and Sara - Feel It In My Bones

So Sakura Happened.

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 5, 2010, 9:19 PM

So Sakura happened. It was good. I saw like everyone every in the world, which was awesome. I really have a hard time posting long con entries, though. I don't know why. I just have a hard time writing down everything that happened, I guess. Kind of like how when people ask how it went I'm like "Uhhh. It was awesome. I did stuff. And saw lots of people. And a;lfkjas;ldf."

But my con was awesome, so yeah. I took like 300 pictures, almost none of which were related to cosplay in any way shape or form. I'll upload a few of those that I like. My dad got a few hundred cosplay pictures that I'll upload to photobucket and link to here. So that'll happen eventually.

I was really happy with how this con turned out, even though I had a severe lack of cosplay. It's just something to work on for next time, I suppose. I'm just glad I got to see all my people and hang out without having to worry about real life for awhile. Cons are just so good for the soul. Hahaha. Or for my soul, at least. I don't know about everyone else. Definitely going next year, and I expect to see you all there. ;D

  • Listening to: Tiesto ft. Tegan and Sara - Feel It In My Bones

An announcement and Sakura.

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 18, 2010, 10:32 PM

So Sakura is like. No days away. I'm excited. It should be awesome this year. Lotsa fun people are going. I've got a good camera at my disposal. Things like that. My cosplay plans are set, right now. But that's where the announcement part comes in.

As I'm sure some of you know, I'm planning on Simon and Sulu as my newest additions to my cosplays. I would also be rocking Joker.

Due to a death in my family, there is a very high chance that I won't be able to finish either new costume. I know this probably isn't a big deal to anyone but myself, because it's both sad and disappointing, but I just thought I would let people know, in case they were really looking forward to something exciting.

Worst comes to worst, I may not cosplay all three days. That's okay though. I don't need to cosplay to have fun, right?

  • Reading: 1984
  • Watching: 24

A meme. Again

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 12, 2010, 7:39 PM

001. Real name – Melissa
002. Nickname(s) – Missy, Mims, Miss
003. Zodiac sign - Capricorn! I'm a goat fish.
004. Male or female - Female.
005. Elementary – I was the nerdy kid who everyone asked for homework.
006. Middle School – Friends with almost everyone, still the nerdy kid.
007. High School – Music/Theatre/Club kid who is reasonably well liked. Still nerdy. Haha.
008. Hair color - Dark brown.
009. Long or short - Longish? Just past shoulder.
010. Loud or Quiet - Both. Generally loud.
011. Sweats or Jeans - I love both. I'm wearing sweats right now, though.
012. Phone or Camera – Camera phone? I would have to go with phone.
013. Health freak – Not really. No.
014. Drink or Smoke? – No. I wish to stay away from that.
015. Do you have a crush on someone? – Mmmm, kind of? Not like "OH MAN CRUSH." Just. and inkling?
016. Eat or Drink – Eat!
017. Piercings – Nope.
018. Tattoos – Nope.

019. Been in an airplane – Many times.
020. Been in a relationship – Yes
021. Been in a car accident – No
022. Been in a fist fight – Only the play kind.

023. First piercing – Nope.
024. First best friend – Rosie Prendiville
025. First award – Something school related.
026. First crush – This kid Brandon in Kindergarten. It didn't last long. It was one of those "everyone else has one! i need one too!" things.
028. First big vacation – Hawaii.
029. Last person you talked to – Shannon
030. Last person you IMed – Holly
031. Last person you watched a movie with – Mum
032. Last food you ate – Waffles
033. Last movie you watched – Lion King
034. Last song you listened to – Look After You, The Fray
035. Last thing you bought – Waffles
036. Last person you hugged – Zoe

037. Food – Starches.
038. Drinks – Water.
039. Clothing – tshirts, jeans, sweats, button-y shirts, stripey things, knee socks, hoodies, coats, scarves.
040. Books – Too many.
041. Music – Just about everything except for rap and most country.
042. Flowers – Irises, Orchids, Lilys.
043. Colors – Red, Black, White, Purple, Blue.
044. Movies - Also too many. Lion King reigns supreme.
045. Positions – Hahaha. Just for the lulz,…
046. Subjects – History, Bio

IN 2009 I....
047. [] Kissed in the snow.
048. [x] Celebrated Halloween
049. [] Had your heart broken
050. [] Went over the minutes on your cell phone
051. [x] Someone questioned your sexual orientation
052. [] Came out of the closet
053. [] Gotten pregnant
054. [] Had an abortion
055. [x] Done something you've regretted
056. [x] Broke a promise
057. [x] Hid a secret
058. [x] Pretended to be happy
059. [x] Met someone who changed your life
060. [x] Pretended to be sick.
061. [x] Left the country
062. [x] Tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
063. [x] Traveled to high mountains
064. [x] Ran a lot on the beach
065. [] I live on a beach
066. [x] Stayed single a whole year.

067. Eating - Nope. D;
068. Drinking - Nope.
069. I'm about to do – Get food and take a shower.
070. Listening to – What Not To Wear
071. Plans for today – Tv, shower, sleep
072. Waiting for – This me to be over.

073. Want kids? – I... really. I don't like the thought of taking care of children? I don't know?
074. Want to get married? - I don't know.
075. Careers in mind - FFFF. No idea.

076. Lips or eyes - eyes
077. Shorter or taller? - taller?
078. Romantic or spontaneous - spontaneous with a romantic flair
079. Nice stomach or nice arms - stomach
080. Sensitive or loud – a good combination?
081. Hook-up or relationship – relationship
082. Trouble-maker or hesitant - both

083. Lost glasses/contacts – yes
084. Ran away from home - nope
086. Killed somebody – only on the inside
087. Broken someone's heart – i don't know
088. Been arrested – nope
089. Cried when someone died – yeah

090. Yourself – yes
091. Miracles - sometimes
092. Love at first sight – sometimes
093. Heaven – kind of
094. Santa Claus – no
095. Sex on the first date – no
096. Kiss on the first date – depends.

097. Is there one person you want to be with right now? - Kind of. I'm good as I am, though.
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life? – I am.
099. Do you believe in God – No. I used to.
100. Will you tag 20 people - No.

I think everyone who reads this should do it, though. Because it's fun to read about other people. And then if I don't watch you and you do it, feel free to link me.

  • Listening to: What Not To Wear
  • Reading: 1984
  • Watching: What Not To Wear

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 8, 2010, 7:29 PM


and link me to yours.

  • Listening to: leeann talking
  • Reading: going after cacciato
  • Watching: lost
  • Eating: chicken
  • Drinking: water

so haaaay.

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 2, 2010, 8:07 PM

it's looking like my cosupuray plans this sakura are looking like:

-military!simon, ttgl
-joker, from kuroshitsuji
-sulu, star trek

not very exciting, huh? but i just cant handle the switching all the time and everything. i like setting into a costume and then just rolling with it. and living it up.

BlackCatGidget and i want to cosplay a couple of Jubilations' characters at some point, but we dont think we'll be able to get that done by sakura. there is far too much going on right now for us. theatre is so...time consuming. ugh.

  • Listening to: leeann talking
  • Reading: going after cacciato
  • Watching: lost
  • Eating: chicken
  • Drinking: water

pictures and all that jazz

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 3, 2010, 7:15 PM

so. for all of you who i took pictures of, or for anyone who just wants to look at some pictures, mostly of the depp squad and davy (+penguin), here's a link to the photobucket gallery that houses the lovely little guys. i just wanted to get pictures up for people to see, so theyre not edited, and not rotated. sorry. D;


it's chill if you take the pictures and stuff, but please do credit to waffies or what have you. that would be fantastic. enjoy.

i'll probably upload a few more to dA over the next few days, and then i'll be done to leave some for all of my wonderful subjects/models to poke through.


in just one short day, the theatre season will again be upon me, so my dA time will be drastically reduced. the show this year is thoroughly modern millie. i'm assistant stage manager. it'll be wonderful.

also. dressform = awesome. my life is so much easier. sulu and simon will be made with far more ease now, for sakura.

  • Listening to: elephant gun - beirut
  • Reading: pyramids
  • Watching: thoroughly modern millie
  • Eating: chicken
  • Drinking: water


Journal Entry: Sat Jan 2, 2010, 9:02 PM

so i went to little fail mewcon. ahahahahaha. because it's stupidly small and people i know are there. and new friends were made! and a lot of pictures were taken, on my part. i didn't even put in enough energy to cosplay. /fail.

so. those will be going up. you'll notice a lot of repetition in characters. ahahaha.

  • Listening to: the sounds of traffic from a 30th story lanai
  • Reading: pyramids
  • Drinking: Vitamin Water, XXX

Once again...

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 27, 2009, 4:02 PM

...I am in Hawaii. Under less than awesome circumstances. For those of you who have me friended on LJ, you should know what I'm talking about. I don't want to get into the full story again, but long story short, Grandma has cancer, and it's inoperable. less than awesome events have been happening all over the place on both sides of my family, actually.

one of my aunts broke BOTH ankles. HOW DO YOU EVEN DO THAT?!

but yeah. so i'm in hawaii again. maybe i'll get something fun. maybe i'll just spend a lot of time around family. who really knows.

i saw sherlock holmes this morning, though. and it was brilliant. afs;lksj

  • Listening to: the sounds of traffic from a 30th story lanai
  • Reading: pyramids
  • Drinking: Vitamin Water, XXX

i like presents?

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 24, 2009, 3:01 PM

christmas is tomorrow! just wishing y'all a merry merry christmas and a happy new year. and happy holidays to all non-christmas people!

ps. to all who havent yet watched it, i highly recommend Sci-fi's(syfy's, for search purposes) Alice. : D

  • Listening to: Celtic Woman Christmas
  • Reading: Zinn's A People's History Of The United States
  • Watching: Sci-fi's Alice
  • Eating: Chocolate Crinkles
  • Drinking: Milk

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 7, 2009, 9:32 PM

I'VE BEEN TAGGED. by is-teh-lurvz

THE BASICS: write a Christmas/Holiday wish list. It can be any 10 wishes you'd like to have granted, no matter what they are. Possible or seemingly impossible. People look and grant the wishes if they can. It's not about "OMFG PRESENTS", it's about making someone else's holiday a little brighter by giving. Personally, I get more out of giving than receiving sometimes. It's just a good feeling to give.


** Make a post in your journal. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

** If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. In this case, you can always just note someone on dA for the sake of privacy.

** Make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your journal, so that others can join in and participate to spread the holiday joy!


** Surf this forum (…) and browse the lists. Here's the important part:

** If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

** You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

All I want for Christmas is:
1. Cards, cards, cards. Of any form. I love getting Christmas cards/mail. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. You know the feeling.
2. More dA paid account time. Haha... I might end up taking care of that myself, though.... D;
3. Reasons to go Christmas shopping.
4. I would love if someone wrote me some holiday Axel/Roxas fic. Or Havemercy fic. Hahah.... That would be oh-so lovely.
5. Giftcards to JoAnn's or Mill End. I NEED FABRIC.
6. People to come over and make holiday treatsies with. Along with ideas for new holiday snacks.
7. A pair of colored contacts that would work for Vincent Valentine... I can give you my prescription! -hopes-
8. Chocolate. :D Milk is my fave but I eat anything. And I generally dislike nuts.... Oh, how picky I am.
9. New fun coats. I love coats. I don't have as many as I would like.
10. Smiley-face shoelaces. (reserved)

Christmas Tag

1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 or more people and post their icons on the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.

1. My favorite Christmas movie is: Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
2. The thing I want most for Christmas is: I'll get back to you on this one.
3. What I like most about Christmas is: FOOD, MUSIC, COLORS, TREES.
4. My favorite Christmas food is: Peppermint Hot Chocolateee.
5. My favorite Christmas song is: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
6. I shop in person or on-line for the people on my Xmas list: Generally in person.
7. The person easiest to shop for is: My brother. : D
8. The person hardest to shop for is: My DAAAAAD.
9. What's your favorite store to shop at for the Holidays?: All of them.
10. What was your favorite Christmas tradition when you were young?: My family always has a really special fancy dinner on Christmas Eve and we each open one present.

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 3, 2009, 10:18 PM

i love the holiday season. i get like. nothing done. i have a bunch of marians gigs coming up. like 11 of them. in 14 days. i am so ready for this.

also, i blew a shitton of cash on that corset that i posted in the last journal. go me. i'm super excited. i've gotten my frist (early) christmas gift, too! from The Writer Triumphant, on the pit. she's wonderful. she sent me a new coat! it's wonderful and warm in this lovely 27 degree weather.

so tell me. what's awesome in your lives right now?

  • Listening to: if i had you - adam lambert
  • Reading: american pageant
  • Watching: merlin
  • Drinking: milk

oh man oh man.

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 29, 2009, 5:36 PM

goddamn i want this.…

my lack of money is saddening

PS. all of you who want christmas cards! hook me up with your addressesssssss! i love sending them. if anyone wants mine, let me know.

  • Listening to: if i had you - adam lambert
  • Reading: american pageant
  • Watching: merlin
  • Drinking: milk