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Ok, so last year hardly anyone posted me back about Christmas cards, which i admit was a little depressing, but this year i have one or two addresses and was wondering if anyone would like a pretty card for their mantle?
If you send me a PM with your addresses then i will gladly reply with mine and get a card sent out ASAP, as im trying to avoid the December post madness that tends to happen over here in the UK.
Either way, i want to say a Merry Christmas to everyone on LJ and all my other little online buddies who stalk my LJ. .*COUGH* Carrie-Ann *COUGH*
All cards have been posted! Hope you like em'!
Things havent been that amazing recently, hence me not doing the icon posts and arts that i promised before. So this is my first apology.
Secondly, i keep saying that i will make bits and pieces for everybody, and some i have half done, while the other are arranged and in folders to do. It's not that i just keep putting them off or anything, but that photoshop and me just aren't the best of friends at the moment? My drive to actually make things seems to desert me every time i open the damned program lately, which has really frustrated me.
So again, to those i promised arts for fics or anything else. .
Ive had the occasional message from some of you, but most of you have been really patient with me, as i have the crappiest health this last 2/3 years, especially with the accident before. You guys were amazing then and the support i has really kept me going, during all the psysio and the annoyingly upsetting visits with the therapist who was determined to ignore the fact i has an accident and wanted to rip me to pieces every visit. .Which im not going to go into right here.
Anyway. I'm just letting you all know that i am trying to get stuff done when i have the time and for the two of you who messaged and asked recently, my next operation after my ghall stones, will be one ive decided for myself and not just because of health reasons. Its called a ghastric sleeve.
So if i go quiet again in a few months time, it's probably because i'll be dealing with that, not because ive gone off radar again and had a fight with photoshop or anything. Sort of a pre-warning thing.
But, to other matters. Im trying to do more crossover arts again, and i do have a small pile of post-it's with all my own wants on it. But what about you guys?
Any crossover at all, ill give it a try for you! Just leave your suggestions in the comments below!
Ok, so I'm starting with an apology for when I promised an icon/arts post for the end of Feb/early march.
I do have a few icons made up to post, but not enough to warrant an actual post. .around 8?
I planned to finish them off and actually do some crossover manips as well, but never got round to doing more than one for an RP I've been running with a longtime friend, drumbitch
and it was a crossover of TVD and a character of mine, Bella, played by Demi Lovato.
(if you guys wanna see my RP manips as well as the more regular ones, ill post them as well?)
Anyway, I don't want to waffle on about cr@p, but needless to say its all health related stuff that got in my way, and I'm only just coming out of my months long funk. Basically it was diabetes etc and having a majorly bad reaction to some medication I was given. It's been difficult, but I'm getting through and will hopefully be getting back on track soon and back on livejournal within a month or so.
I really have missed some major stuff, but from what I read so far, a certain peep got a Dalek tattoo with a cat, another is having Arrow withdrawal, as am I, and a 3rd was pissed that one our favourite Nintendo series, harvest moon, wasn't releasing the latest version in the UK yet.
WT$#*?! Right? (I have a bad addiction to harvest moon on my 3DS, just so you guys know WTH I'm complaining about now. Lol!)
So, if you guys wanna bitch at me, yell about lack of icons and art etc, I'm trying to get back on as much as possible now and catch up. I will answer your comments if you leave them! Don't worry!
Hugs & cookies!
Hey everybody! Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year!--Cut-- Click here for more --Cut--
So I'm just making a post to ask you guys to PM me your addresses so I can get your Christmas cards sent out? I don't have ALL your addresses, as I lost my address book twice in the last 2 yrs, once when my bag was stolen and then when I lost the next one after a long train ride.
This year I have a full proof plan though! I'm going to keep 2 address books! One for my handbag and one at home in my desk! Idiot proof, hopefully. LOL!
If you aren't bothered about a card, I won't be offended, but I'd love to send out more than just family like I have been doing, you know?
You guys are my buds, and I'd like you to know it when you see my pretty card on your mantel this year,so please drop me a line and let me know your all doing ok, as well as an address to get one sent out.
Merry (in advance) Christmas, guys!
IF YOU GET A PHONE CALL ABOUT THE WARRANTY ON YOUR COMPUTER BEING DAMAGED,
HANG THE EFF' UP!!!--Cut-- Click here for more --Cut--
I know i promised an icon post (i'm working on it! promise!), but i just had to vent all of this SOMEWHERE.--Cut-- Click here for more --Cut--
I know i said i was on hiatus, which technically i am, but i wanted to drop a quick message to ask you all who are wanting to do christmas cards this year to PM me your addresses and i'll send you mine in return.
I had a list of addresses from last year, but when i lost all the files from my other USB drive, it also deleted the txt file i'd saved them all to for remembering.
Anyways, MERRY CHRISTMAS, guys!!!
SO. .I actually don't know how to explain this without going into a long winded rant and loosing my cool all over again. But. .Yesterday, i took pity on my younger brother and let him use my laptop to surf the net for an hour. .--Cut-- Click here for more --Cut--
It honestly seems like i just haven't had time for anything lately. That includes livejournal too. 1000 apologies, my friends. LOL.
I recently got some more shocking health news, e.g. i now have some serious kidney problems, as well as blood pressure being up and various other cr@ppy things, that i honestly can't even begin to explain. So i just won't. Anyways. . .
The post i made before, saying i was working on an icon post, is about 50% done. I have a couple of Buffy icons, and one or two True Blood done, and i'm also thinking of working on a texture pack, but am still a bit undecided? Would you guys want to see me try textures next? I'd really like to see what you think?
Hopefully i will get the post out BEFORE the end of the month, like i promised. But if i don't, then you can just refer to the above comment and snag one of my thousands of apologies. There's plenty to go around.
As a last mention, is there any specific icons you guys want to see? I'm trying to get back into crossovers again, but am finding it a little hard, if you guys want to give me any suggestions for pairings? Also, i'm going to try and do some bigger arts, like way back when. Maybe some Last.fm icons again and a couple of banners, if you guys want to request any for your themes or forums etc?
It does. Seriously.
I come onto LiveJournal after being gone for quite a while, being in hospital twice and REALLY ill, i might add, and find people i thought were good friends have just un-friended me and turned their backs?!?
Wow, guys. Seriously. Thanks for the support.
Some of you know that even getting internet access in a hospital is rare, let alone allowed to be used by a patient when they do. I've managed maybe two or 3 little messages and maybe a comment on something here or there before getting booted off, or even maybe because i've dozed off due to all the medication i'm currently on?
If a certain someone hadn't thought i'd been gone so long and emailed to check on me, i guess i wouldn't even be posting this for those of you who still want to know me at all. But i thought i should say something, as i'm sick of being the silent one in the background all the time, who people only give a cr@p about, when i'm doing something for them, or just there as entertainment till they've got what they want.
Thanks, but no thanks. A friend, whether over the net or not, is someone who sticks with you through the good and bad, and doesn't mind that sometimes i'm gone for periods of time, due to being so ill.
I'm not giving names, but i'm glad that i can rely on the rest of you. It really brightened my day when i opened that email. .There might have even been a few tears. LOL.
But thanks, either way. You are a true friend.
For the rest of you, i just want to say that i'm going to get back into the flow eventually, and i've started a small batch of icons already, which i might post sometime beginning this next month, depending on time between appointments, check-ups and just generally how i'm doing.
So far so good though, right?
I've really missed hanging out online with all you guys and just having fun. I can't wait to catch up with all of you!
Just wanted to let you know that I got you card, Hun. Really brought a smile to my face ;D
To everyone else who sent me a Christmas card this year, thanks guys. I hope you all got yours in time too!
MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!!Posted via LiveJournal app for iPad.
-- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered ... whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("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 life things (not fics or icons), 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.
-- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.
-- Surf around your friendslist (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now 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.
1. Go and 'click to give'
. It's completely free and there's many different campaigns to choose from, such as 'the breast cancer si...
Just a quick post to say happy birthday to evolia
!HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIATCH!
Can't help wondering if i've done something i shouldn't, or haven't done something that i should have?
Everybody seems to be de-friending me, all of a sudden?
To those who haven't, i'm happy something has stayed the same while i've been sick again
I've only really managed to do a couple of icons and i have wanted to do some crossover ones since before i got the flu, but just haven't had the energy to sit at my computer longer than 20 minutes without falling asleep.
Last time i tried, i gots told off *pout*
On the plus side, my 'sort of' ex, Nick, has been a complete darling and every time i nod off, he just picks me up and puts me back in my pile of blankets on my bed. .Then he runs off and washes his hands because he don't want my flu-germs :P
Hope nobody else has this dreadful bug too. I've been on/off for almost a fortnight now. One minute i start to feel better, then suddenly i'm back to square one again. It's not much fun :(
On the plus side, the internet has been a fantastic source for my christmas shopping this year.
Although i STILL haven't got a clue when it comes to shopping for guys older than 10, A. K. A. brother, dad & Nick :S
Has someone hacked a bunch of journals or something?
I logged onto my friends page for a bit of catching up, and all i see is some weirdo posting sexy videos and adverts for cheap handbags and stuff, instead of what is usually posted in those journals by the peeps i know who own them.
WTH is going on? Anyone know? IS it a hacker? Or is it some sort of internal joke i TOTALLY missed and now look like the idiot of the group?
Hey guys. Just a quick message to say i've been lagging in that last update due to being ill again :S
I have a couple of different crossover icons, as well as hopefully a completed manip of Bonnie/Damon (TVD) for isisizabel
, as promised.
Other than that, i wanted to give you guys the link to rawr_caps
and their latest meme. Have fun, peeps ;D
I'm not. REALLY!
I've been really ill on and off recently and the few times i haven't been in a medicated haze or sleeping, i've been trying to sort of a tonn of familial sh*t that has hit the fan.
I wanted to drop a line after i got a tweet about a manip i'd promised a while ago. There's only two i have noted?
One is a Bamon manip and the other is RP related, as far as i can remember, anyhow.
Do i owe any of you guys arts that i promised? If so, just let me know and i'll get on it for you. And i apologize if I DID promise and not deliver.
I have a memory like a sieve :S
Also, i've been rereading some of my favorite vampire romance series, like 'The Black Dagger brotherhood, 'Love at Stake', 'The Darkyn' etc. Do you guys have any suggestions for me? Other than rereads, i have like 3 books i have yet to read, before i'm at a standstill as to what to move onto to. .*totallystumped*
I just saw an amazing crossover video on YouTube that i had to share with you guys.
The Darkest Side of Me ; Trailer
Damon, Brooke, Blair and Stefan are all immortal, and have known eachother through the bad times and. .Well mostly just the bad. Brooke broke away from the group, along with Blair, followed by Stefan, and now years later, Damon’s back and he wants things returned to what he always thought was normal.
If you don’t instantly ADORE this vid, then i think you must be crazy. AMAZING editing and good pitch between the voice overs and the music. I love the pairing of Damon/Brooke. SIMPLY AMAZING.
I am working on the next batch of icons and arts that i promised, but i had some trouble with my new mac, meaning a slight delay in posting. Don't worry! They'll be here soon!
Not my best, but i'm only just getting back into the swing of things after a long time away.
Hope you guys like em', as i'm kinda embarassed by the tiny post :S --Cut-- Click here for more --Cut--