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It's been awhile, yes? :D I have a reason. Or at least, excuses! I've missed you DA *smooches*

- My dad lost his job and almost lost everything over Christmas. We're very lucky that everything sorted itself out, but it was a very LONG summer that NO ONE in my family had a job. It really, really sucked.

- I got into art school - one of the best in Australia - studying Media Arts, where I'll be majoring in Animation. It has been crazy going back to live-action university (before, I was studying via the internet), especially since for the first two months, I had to commute three hours each way for classes, since I couldn't afford an apartment; it nearly killed me. I now have an apartment (!) but I have no computer, scanner or modem yet (or desk, which is why I haven't dragged my desktop up yet).

So yes, I'm hopefully back. I'd like to apologise to anyone who left me messages that I never responded to. I just didn't have time to do anything beyond school work or survival.

- I have a TON of drawings to scan in, yay! Plus, I've been working with my tablet, and I might FINALLY digitally draw something worthwhile. Also, please stand-by for a brief obsession with MCU Avengers <3

- sm_yearbook LIVES. I am literally waiting to buy my new computer in the coming weeks/months. I'm actually learning lots of useful information in class about how to present it. Everything is happening in the background, it's an idea I've had for years and I love it too much not to make it the most awesome thing ever.

- I will be attending Sydney Supanova this year, probably both days <3

- I have a tumblr! Since tumblr is part of my major project for one of my classes, I've spent a lot of time on that. Feel free to follow me at lexiewrites (or lexie1001, if you have a burning desire to see what I actually do in my class). I instagram some of my art through tumblr occasionally.
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First of all THANK YOU all so much for the birthday wishes. My twenty fifth birthday was lovely XD

Second of all, I'll be back soon, and I have a TON of art to upload (apologies in advance). But that won't be until next week, at the earliest. Not only am I 33, 000 words into NanoWrimo, I have my art school portfolio presentation and interview on Friday.

I am half in denial and half terrified. But the head of my department, if I get in, is a fan of anime style and didn't seem at all worried that some of my work was inspired by Sailor Moon (all my planned pieces are original characters, even if they do fit into the Moon-universe XD) Plus, I do occasionally do original work, usually for uni classes, but I should be okay.

Oh god, I hope it goes okay.

Anyway, so I'll be back as soon as both those things are done/on track. I hope everything is going well/okay for everyone else!
I didn't mean to disappear, it's just be a Very Bad, No Good few months.

- Our rabbit, Dominic, passed away one night with no warning. We found him in his cage one morning, gone. He was such a dear, beloved little fellow. He suffered from splayed front paws that the vet didn't know how to treat (hindsight is such a bitch. We thought she knew what she was talking about) and were given a short life span of maybe 1 year. That was five years ago. He was just gone, and he was so funny and had such an attitude. I miss him SO much.

- Our 17.5 year old beagle, Molly, passed away in late August. She had many health problems and she finally wore out. It was like a sucker punch to the stomach actually; I lived more years with her around than without. She arrived the day after my Gr 4 birthday, a nervous puppy that had been removed from her owners because of neglect. We had her for 16 years. My mum was absolutely gutted and I thought I was prepared. I was very wrong.

- My father moved home permanently. He and my mother are technically separated but he's moved back in and. well, we don't get along. He sees me as the 'weak link' in the family and tends to verbally abuse me and throw tantrums in the hopes that I'll magically be able to fix stupid, little things. He's also out of work for the next two weeks, which means we're broke and he's home 24/7.

- My mother was briefly hospitalised for dehydration last week. This happens every so often but it gives me a scare every time.

- My brand new multi-function refuses to scan. And my Mac Mini's disc drive likes to spit the dummy every so often, meaning I'm probably looking at replacing the optical drive again very, very soon ;_;

- I did something horrible and painful to my knee. It felt like felt tearing every time I moved. I saw a physio and my EP, and it was doing okay... until last night, when it had a similar sensation to boiling water under the skin. Tragically, stretching and ice-packs as well as painkiller are the only treatments for this. It's slow :(

So that's what has happened. For the rest of September, I have to...
- get everything organised at sm-yearbook - icon, outlike etc
- get my portfolio done for art school - by the 28 of September, I believe *scared*
- find a job in time for Christmas
- portfolio for my first uni assignment by Oct 1

So, I'll still be ninjaing in the background for the moment. Hoping to have sm-yearbook ready and waiting by Friday - cross your fingers!

sm-yearbook XD

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 11, 2012, 8:11 PM


I announce my Big Idea and then go totally silent ;)

The Otaku Yearbook Project has a group, now - :sm-yearbook: It still needs an icon and info put up, but you can join if you are interested!

This project is definitely going ahead - I just have my final essay due for university on Friday, and sadly that gets priority. XD

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Otaku Senshi Year Book - Anyone Interested?

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 4, 2012, 9:01 PM


I had an idea today that I was wondering if anyone was interested in.

An otaku senshi yearbook project. Well, sort of. Let me explain, because for this to work, I need people willing to contribute XD

There would be various categories - I'd like to start with Chibiusa's children. You'd have to draw a school photo-esque bust-portrait of your child-of-Chibiusa, with their civilian name on a banner at the bottom. After each 'category' closed, they'd be compiled into a single page, as well as compiling every single one into a giant digital collage of our characters.

This amazing Harry Potter piece is the basic idea - fav.me/dyceoi

Some of the categories I was thinking of were
- Chibiusa's children
- Otaku Sol Senshi
- Otaku Senshi for the rest of the galaxy
- AU kids (like SeiyaxUsagi, MamoruxRei etc)
- Senshi Children (children of the senshi that could potentially fit into canon)

But seriously, this depends on if anyone is even interested in this being a thing. I'd set up a group with all the details and ANYONE would be able to throw their character into the mix as long as it fits the guidelines. We'd try to make sure everyone had some kind of category to fit their character/s into. Any skill level or drawn medium would be accepted.

I think this might be a really fun way to sort of celebrate the huge amount of otaku senshi and their creators on DA on the anniversary of Sailor Moon and for the lead-up of the new series. A 'celebrate the old and welcome the new' kind of project.

So... is anyone interested? :D

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SMASH Countdown: 3 days!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:13 AM


SMASH - the Sydney Manga and Anime Show is this Saturday! XD I am so, so excited! I had such an awesome time at Supanova, that SMASH took way, way too long to arrive.

So far, without consulting with my sister, I hoping to see the Steampunk Panel, participate in the Mario Kart 64 contest, the doodle contest, definitely go to the Animal Logic panel since I want to get into animation (ack, same time as Arrietty AND the Steampunk talk :(), catch some of the cosplay chess and contest, plus the Maid Cafe and the Harajuku panel XD I'm guessing we'll be there most of the day, especially adding in the exhibitors (YAY, another chance to muck around with the Wacom Cintiq!) And there's a scavenger hunt on.

My pictures from Supanova didn't turn out, so I'll be swiping some from my sister and posting those with my SMASH photos next week. I've been saving up for weeks (god, that sounds pathetic at 24 ^_^) because one of the most awesome Copic suppliers in Australia is going to be there. Shit's going to get crazy, y'all.

I won't be cosplaying this year (next year, definitely). My sister MIGHT wear her panda suit, but I'll be the nerdy looking girl carrying the blue camera with a Sailor Uranus keyring. If anyone is going to be there, let me know, I'd love to try and track you down for pics! (I'll also have my 3DS in my bag, so if anyone ends up with a pigtailed Mii named Panda, you've got me!)

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Dear Toei Re: Sailor Moon 2.0, a Wishlist

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 6, 2012, 6:48 PM


Dear Toei,

I heard the good news last... well, this morning at 1am. A new Sailor Moon series! That's, frankly, pretty fucking sweet. I'll be frank, though, most of my favourite bits are from the original anime. Haruka's backstory. The Marine Cathedral scene. Every hilariously bad 90s catchphrase from the English dub. Fond, fond memories.

And I admit, my first thought when I read the news wasn't, 'YAYSAILORMOONOMGKITTENSANDBUTTERFLIESANDGLITTER!!!11oneone'. It was 'But Seiya's dead.'

Yeah. It's interesting how the human brain works when they're in shock.

But yes, I'm pleased and curious. I generally take a zen attitude towards stuff I love. Like, what it is it is, and that's it. Like it for what it is. Like The Last Airbender. That... was not a good adaptation of ATLA. But I respect it because it introduced me to ATLA and LoK and I LOVE those. Lin Beifong is simply known as BAMF Beifong in this household.

But I digress.

I REALLY love Sailor Moon, so it's going to be harder to zen about this new series, so I thought I'd offer you some pointers. I don't speak for all the fans, but I can hold a wicked grudge, so... just take this under consideration?

>> MICHIRU'S HAIR.

Okay, if this is based off the manga, I'm hoping you'll be using the manga character designs. Which is good! The designs are beautiful! Well, I actually prefer Haruka's hair in the anime (until that first episode gets leaked goes live, the new SM anime will simply be known as 2.0) but something must be done about Michiru's. Please. It's a strange length in the anime, and it isn't ever depicted/animated as nicely as Minako's or Rei's. If you can animate Usagi's hair, Minako's hair, Rei's hair, Mistress 9's hair, Black Lady's hair and any one of the Quartetto, you can damn well add Michiru's to the mix and do it properly.

Though it did look really cool in the ponytail.

>> THE CLOTHES

Oh sweet 90s fashion, no one loves you. Can we just start from scratch with Setsuna's wardrobe? She's meant to LOVE fashion design, and yet she has the hideous maroon suit? The weird lavender suit-fuku thing? That weird orange top from Stars? Crack open a freakin' Vogue, she's the Guardian of Time, she has access to freakin' Coco Chanel. The T-Bar heels
were pretty awesome though, so they can stay.

Haruka's clothes were fairly dull from what I remember, try and be a little original (also, will pay BIG money for any shots of Haruka in a skirt. Just sayin'.) Hotaru had a nice wardrobe.

But the new rule is - no neons, no ankle length skirts with short jackets, no puffer jackets, and I want that weird wrap dress of Michiru's to DIAF.

I know I can't do anything about the puffy sleeves on the Eternal fukus.

But you can keep the Green Jacket of Doom. It just wouldn't be dorky old Mamoru without it. It wouldn't be Sailor Moon without it.

>> AGE IT UP

I know that it's intended 2.0 will be for older audiences, but let's make this clear: Makoto's boobs can't be any more gravity defining than they already were. We don't need any gratuitous panty flashes. We're a classy fandom. Age up the material, not the fan service. I'll use LoK as an example again - SPOILERSPOILER there was a freaking suicide bombing in the finale! END SPOILER! On Nickelodeon! I want to see some damn blood. I want to hear bones break. I want SOMEONE OTHER THAN SAILOR MOON to issue a kill shot, okay? I don't care if Mercury uses her Aqua Illusion to systematically drown someone, or Uranus guts someone like a fish with the Space Sword (oh hey, I wrote a fic like that once. Good times.)

I want tears and anger and possibly a few full on slaps. I kind of want Setsuna to slap someone. And I kind of want Rei to bitch slap Michiru, and everyone else is like 'oh no she didn't.' Ahem. I digress. I was ethical issues and joy and suffering and making out.

Lots of making out.

Between Haruka and Michiru. Hell, if that happens, you can pretty much ignore this entire section.

>> SETSUNA

In the manga, we're given a few pages were Setsuna awakens as Sailor Pluto. Please keep that in.

Yeah, no jokes. I really want more Setsuna. I once tried to work out who got less screen time in the entire series, Saturn or Pluto. It made me sad, so I stopped.

>> HUMAN CATS

Oh PUHLEASE. Please keep the human cats in. Seriously, this fandom has so many girls, we need more male characters and Artemis is right there. With a costume like that, the boy has to have glorious, glorious abs.

And I frelling love Diana. We need adorable human Diana in our lives, okay?

>> MICHIRU

Wow, I pick a note and stick to it, don't I?

I just don't feel like Michiru got much of anything in 2.0. She was the first active Outer Senshi. And she's a total badass. Anyone who can fight in those incredible shoes and not break their neck deserves a medal. Maybe I spend too much tim ein my headcanon, but I think Michiru deserves more than she got in the first anime. More of a presence. She's fabulous and scary and everything. Uranus got a Sword, Pluto got a giant staff, Saturn got the Tinopener of Death and Neptune got... a mirror. To me, that says 'Damage control'. Clearly, it was A Very Bad Idea to hand Neptune something that could cause any fatal damage, so they handed her a mirror and considered that of equal use to her.

Because she's just that much of a badass.

Ahem.

In conclusion, this could rock. And I get it, that this is a story of Princesses and romance and crystals and magic and talking cats and transformations that take forever and a day and large investments in LOreal hair care products. And I'll be happy with whatever you put out into the world.

Especially if it is followed by piles of merchandise. I really like merchandise.

So, that's it. From me to you, with a big smile and a THANK YOU for deciding to do this. In four years, when you've reintroduced the world to screaming Sailor Moon fan girls and 'Michiru/Haruka XXX' as the No. 1 Google result, remember how happy you've made us.

Love Lexie.



  
Yes, this is a joke. Or rather, my train of thought. I am totally excited, a little bit skeptical and mostly disgusted about how much I'm going to sound like a hipster when the phrase 'I liked Sailor Moon before it was cool' crosses my lips.

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Post-Supanova

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 21, 2012, 2:22 AM


Supernova Sydney was awesome! It was beyond awesome XD And so many cosplayers! ATLA, LoK, Sailor Moon, Duff Man from the Simpsons, a ton of Vocaloid cosplayers, lots of Mario, and my sister counted almost twenty Eleventh Doctors.

I am definitely cosplaying next year. I'm thinking Human Luna for one day, and Lin Beifong from Legend of Korra for the second day.

I also got to try out one of the Wacom Cintiq tablets at the Wacom stand, which was amazing. Seriously, it was mind-blowingly incredible and has topped my list of 'ridiculously expensive things I desperately want but will never have'. It makes the iPad look like a calculator.

I've got a few photos from Supanova I'll process and upload later on. My next con is on July 14th - Sydney's SMASH anime and manga convention, and I am super, super psyched! (I'll be cosplaying for that in 2013, too. I've left it too late to do anything this year, but I've never seen a cosplay before Supanova and didn't want to go in blind, so viva la 2013!)

I've also started uploading my fan fiction here and on AO3 (archiveofourown.org; I do not currently have any invites, I'm afraid), since FF.Net and I are currently not talking. Most of it is several years old, but I'm slowly working towards the newer stuff. It will be mostly Sailor Moon, with some ATLA and the very, very best of my Harry Potter, Lost and RENT works.

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Supernova Sydney

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 15, 2012, 4:17 AM


I've decided to head to the Supernova convention in Sydney tomorrow on the spur of the moment XD I won't be cosplaying because this is my first con, but maybe next year. I'll be carrying a blue camera and be accosting any Sailor Moon or ATLA cosplayers I see, so hopefully I'll have some photos when I get back on Saturday!

I'm super excited!

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New Username?

Journal Entry: Thu May 17, 2012, 1:08 AM


I am just thrilled about the new username option. I chose this one when I was, like, 15 and it's the title of a Hilary Duff song ^_^ I'm super tempted to change it to my current username everywhere else but I don't know - I've used this name for SO long on deviantart...

But still, very cool.

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Question!

Journal Entry: Mon May 14, 2012, 7:42 PM


I'm having a discussion in one of the Sailor Moon groups about cellphone photos of art vs proper cameras and scanners, and it reminded me of something that has been bugging me for ages.

Can anyone give me any tips on scanning iridescent medium/glitter etc without it lighting up or turning gritty on the scanner? Any tips, please!

I've stopped using my beloved Spica pens because they look terrible after I've scanned them, but I know it can be done. Depending on the image and purpose, I generally scan at between 600 and 1200dpi.

(And any Aussies - I'm looking for a new scanner/copier in white for less than $150. Mine has died suddenly. I don't really care about the brand. If anyone has any tips, I'm all ears!)

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So it comes down to this.

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 9, 2012, 4:09 PM


A little drama XD

I'm still sick and getting sicker, so I haven't been around much. I have hospital to look forward to on Thursday :( which I hope, hope, hope solves my pain. Hopefully I'll just be in for the day. I'm pretty sure my shriek of protest will be heard around the world if I have to stay over night. ^_^

And I swear to myself this year I will do at least one new piece every month so I have enough from the meme. 2011 really sucked for me.

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:(

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 26, 2011, 6:36 PM


Sorry for my absence, everyone. I've had the twin problems of final university assessments for the year and being extremely ill. I've been ill since February, and one of the newest symptoms is aching, tingling pains in the joints of my fingers, which makes drawing very uncomfortable, and terrifies me since I was hoping to go to art school next year.

Anyway, I'll be going through all the messages I have over the next couple of days. I am SO sorry that it took this long.

ETA: From 1679 messages to 111 XD The people I watch LOVE their polls.

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I solemnly swear...

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 8, 2011, 6:33 AM


I solemnly swear to NEVER EVER let my messages overflow like that again anytime soon. More than 400 to sift through.I am finally through them all, though XD Yay!

My local council has come to the end of a legal battle to remove fourteen eighty-year old fig trees from a street that falls in between the city park and the library/art gallery. These fig trees have seen at least one hurricane and numerous strong winds and storms, and remain strong (these things are huge and very solid.) I won't go into details but there is NO reason these trees should be cut down, and all the legal channels have been taken, so there's a fairly large community protest going on at the moment. I missed out on most of the action on Friday, but I'll be at the protest on Monday with my camera, so perhaps I'll have some crazy action shots Monday night XD.

I'm seriously considering doing a second version of Daughter of Spring and submitting it to a local 'zine that is searching for cover illustrations of a girl wearing a dress. But I really want to get my portfolio site finished first and argh... my to-do list exceeds my spare time XD

And tomorrow I'm going to get started on my Halloween image. I've never posted one before, so I'm getting a head start. Plus it's an EXCELLENT excuse to buy some orange and black glitter.

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Add a Pinch of Crazy

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 30, 2011, 8:31 PM


The last few weeks have been crazy. I've been sick for most of this year, and it's only now that I finally seem to be getting answers - or at least, direction to get answers. Thankfully, I'm well at the moment and trying to make the most of it! Add in the usual family craziness, and ... I cannot wait for 2012. Anything would be better than 2011 at this point.

Also, I bought myself a giant Nerf gun. Everything is better with pseudo-artillery.

I am now off to wade through my messages (seriously, the people I watch are SUPER prolific. Like 100 messages a day prolific. It's kind of awesome) and then break out the water colours. Since I did Daughter of Spring (ugh, I got my lecturer's feedback on it but I can't bring myself to read it just yet) I am in love with drawing ink and watercolours. I'm sure it's a kind of sickness XD

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A Lot of Things Ticking Me Off ( Requests)

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 1, 2011, 8:58 PM


Can someone PLEASE explain why, in a Drawing class, I am required to buy clay and plaster for models? :bangs head on wall:

Still wading through last semester's assessments (still sick - I was given an extension), only for next semester to start up and I have no money for plaster and clay anyway. Some of the appeal of drawing was that other than some fixative and new charcoal, I have everything known to man! (I won a raffle at my local art store last November that set me up nicely, plus over the years I've been given some amazing art supplies that have lasted beautifully. The only thing I really actively buy drawing-wise are Copics and ink refills for markers and fineliners. But I digress.)

And so far, the This is Not Art fair is not looking good - no information or applications have been released (or a program) and there is only four weeks. Wow, I just found a link buried on a subpage to a Facebook page regarding the fair. Amazingly enough, not everyone considers Facebook the pinnacle of information on the internet. I am seriously ticked off. And they are holding it in a giant concrete carpark again. I don't know about anyone else, but walking around a multi-level carpark in October? Especially when we have heaps of parks and community areas for this sort of thing? This is not Earth logic. (The last year I went was in the carpark and they cheerfully sold Coke but lectured me on asking for a bottle of water because plastic bottles are so unnatural and Wrong. I hate to say it, but I'm pretty sure the main ingredient of Coke and its nice plastic bottle are the same thing.)

I'm also going for an Open Day at COFA (College of Fine Arts, Sydney) and I've just discovered that their application process does not include portfolio or interview but academic merit which is frankly, a kick in the crotch. My academic record in high school was okay (I had an art teacher who didn't believe anything done on the computer was 'art' until the last two months of my final year, making it way too late to actually do what I wanted to for my final project) and my tertiary record is getting better, but compared to high school leavers? I doubt I have a chance. And the lecture for Visual Arts and the lecture for Mature Age Student (how is 23 mature aged?!) is on at exactly the same time, which makes me feel that the Visual Arts program isn't one that accepts a lot of Mature Age Students.

I'm off to freak out over a Vivienne Westwood essay and scan some more drawings. If you made it this far, you deserve a strong drink and a pony, but I'll offer everyone a Female OC request instead, because I spent all my pony money on plaster for my drawing class. I'll stop now :(

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Woohoo!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 22, 2011, 5:18 AM


Since my Deviant I.D. was last changed in May 2009, I thought it was time for a new one XD Sorry Kousagi-chan, you've been retired ^_^ This new one is going in my art school-admissions portfolio.

And yay, I finally got my marker ink refills. Not from the art store I originally ordered them from, either. My sister had to pick them up in Sydney for me. So, new art tomorrow when I have a chance to scan them in.

And I'm still taking female Senshi requests :) I have two large assessments already on extension, so it might be a week or two before I get them done but I need new senshi to draw!

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A bit of a ramble and a request or two.

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 3, 2011, 6:41 AM


I'm thinking very seriously about having a stall at the This Is Not Art festival outside of Sydney, with a few prints and a few birthday cards (by 'few' I mean designs. I don't want to have dozens of different designs - I was thinking three for each) and maybe a short story I can photocopy and sell for a dollar or so (this is a common practice at the TINA zine fair). Hmm, still thinking. It's a huge undertaking - I need business cards, my websites finished, the actual art prints and cards made up, stickers... still pondering. Any mock ups or drafts will probably got up at :icon-lexieart: rather than this account. I really need to move all my original art to that account.

Meanwhile, I have a STACK of lineart, and the damn art store 'forgot' to order my Copic refills in their last order. And they only put in orders every six weeks. :pulls hair out: I fail to see the logic in selling refillable markers, and not keeping any refills in store.

And my last experimental drawing assessment has left me with some awesome drawings that I'll be putting up. Plus I did a day-course at a top design school in Sydney a couple of weekends ago and I have a CD design I need to upload (actually, I have a grumble about that, but I'll save that.)

... and for getting through all of that, if anyone has a female otaku senshi they'd like a drawing of, leave a comment with a reference :)

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Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Program

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 28, 2011, 9:12 PM


I can't believe my uni rant was my front page journal for over a month :o Oops! (And I did pass, y'all. Happy days!)

I've been sick for all of June, again. So no new art. There's some half-coloured old art on another computer that I should finish and upload. And all this time recovering has allowed me to add a lovely vein of mental illness to my Moon line XD

And my iPhone 4 is dead again. From my rapid-fire googling and fix attempts, looks like a software bug and I'd say they will replace it. This will be my fourth replacement - the first one had a camera glitch; the second one had a backlight failure and this one has a service error. I love my iPhone and the guys are the Genius Bar are awesome and helpful but getting to an Apple Store from my house is a pain and seriously, FOUR replacements!

Back to essay writing :)

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I Feel Like Screaming

Journal Entry: Tue May 24, 2011, 8:27 AM


Please excuse the rant - it's been a long two days.

I have had the worst time with my latest assessment submission. Everything possible has gone wrong - I haven't got the right software on my Mac or my netbook, and my Toshiba is way too old to handle Giant Files Full of Images. Or at least, MSWord was certainly throwing a temper tantrum - it has crashed four times tonight, and I've been working on this thing for weeks x_x And at least two images have fried themselves during the conversion to PDF.

And over the weekend I had to contend with:
- the fact I'm getting sick *again*. My immune system must be curled in a ball, whimpering somewhere.

- the stupid faulty internet signal means that all those participation posts I made in Blackboard were never posted. Normally, I would sigh and remind myself that as shiny as DVDs/book/Sailor Moon crap/Momiji Dolls are, I really need to save for a new modem... except our ISP found out how old ours is (I was 16/17 when we got it; I'm 23 now) and told us they were sending us a brand new one free. It hasn't arrived.

- then our ISP cut us off, because apparently two people can rip through 50GB in less than a month. I was super angry about that, and I plan to change this month. I needed mobile broadband for my netbook anyway, and my awesome mother signed me up for it (I have no credit card or valid I.D. Must get that looked into), but still. 50GB! The company in question is one of the largest in Australia and are generally known for screwing people over.

- Lecturer, it is REALLY unhelpful when you tell us to post all our problems on the board, then not check it until the day after the assessment is due and reply with the statement 'You should have emailed me...' This is not the first uni or lecturer who has told me this. Is this University Logic or is there something in the drinking water? >(

I am so freaking terrified of failing, because I HAVE to graduate this year. No ands, ifs or buts. And I've already had to pull out of one class because of having glandular fever. I really, really can't afford to fail one.

My cat and I are going to snuggle in bed now ::sniffles:

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