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Sep. 16th, 2010 @ 07:35 pm (no subject)
It's been three and a half months since I received child support. Three and a half months. I don't know what's going on with this. Seriously, something has got to change, or... well, I just don't know. I'm not getting any money from that, even though the county is supposed to be collecting for me, my paycheck today was only $600 for two weeks, and next week, I'm only scheduled three days.

It's going to be a very very lean month again. I'm behind on bills again, too. I can't do this. I just can't. Meds... I need them, but the cost of doctor visits and prescriptions and all that stuff is just killing me. The poor can't afford to live. We should all just die off like we're supposed to, right?
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Aug. 26th, 2010 @ 09:22 am (no subject)
In case you were wondering what the last post was about:
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Aug. 25th, 2010 @ 09:00 pm (no subject)


(just thought you might want to know)
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Jul. 22nd, 2010 @ 08:39 pm (no subject)
I suppose I should post today. It's been kind of weird, after all.

Struggling with a student who is uncomfortable drawing nude models so... what do we do? More perspective drawing? Yeah, I guess.

Work was work. Did a lot of painting, and drained my ipod.

Looking forward to this mini working vacation starting tomorrow.

Oh, and the CD drive on my computer crapped out for good. It won't accept any CDs, won't accept DVDs, and every time I turn it on or open the top after its been asleep, it tries to find a nonexistant CD in there.

Mom's been on the shots for three days now. I'm going to call her and see how she's doing as soon as I'm done writing this.

*sigh* Deep breaths, Rana.
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May. 3rd, 2010 @ 06:25 pm (no subject)
I didn't know cats like soy milk. Who knew, right?

Here I am drinking it 'cause it's 1.5g fat, 6g protein, and there koko is drinking it right out of my glass. I hope it isn't bad for her.

Catching up on Dr. Who.

Oh, all Sherlock Holmes fans, visit my Etsy store! http://www.etsy.com/shop/chibitoaster

Even if you're not interested in Holmes and Watson T-Shirts and Totes, but do know someone who is interested, I'd be eternally grateful if you could pimp it for me!

Gotta do $100 in sales by Friday. :D
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Apr. 24th, 2010 @ 06:25 pm (no subject)
I've got a video in my head. This one starts at the shack and takes Snape to the point where Allie introduces Jimmy to her dad.

Seriously guys, it was infecting me at work, and I could think of nothing else all day. Had to start on it as soon as I got home.

I wrote it all down and now, I'm just.... I have to do it!
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Apr. 19th, 2010 @ 07:16 pm (no subject)

Okay, so here's the deal. I just can't afford Infinitus. It's in the middle of summer, and I'm scrambling now to catch up after three months of really lean paychecks. But over the summer, I make double my wages, basically, so I would be in a goodish position to do some traveling in the fall.

I wonder if there's anyone else in the same situation? Infinitus is too costly, but would love to get together with a bunch of harry potter fans and slashers for a nice weekend someplace sunny before four months of cold?

Yeah, that's my own personal addition.

What I'm thinking is this. A group of us get together and reserve two, maybe three suites of rooms at a niceish but not OMGCostly hotel, and we have our own reunion. It's true we won't have the panels and stuff, but we could certainly have dinners and meetups and other fun things to do. We could have readings of our fics, and art corners where the artists slave away for the non-artists happily sketch all the live long day.

What do you think?

I know Ven has her slash retreat, but I was thinking something on a slightly more grandish scale.

So, maybe the first weekend in November?
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Apr. 19th, 2010 @ 06:31 pm (no subject)
this one will be a sticker, too! I can promise that. ^_^

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Apr. 19th, 2010 @ 05:15 pm (no subject)
so, a while ago I wrote this charlie/harry fic, right? It was, I think, springsmut, and for mindabbles.

Anyway, it's been nominated for an award!!

I'm really psyched 'cause I think this is the first time I've been nominated for anything.
If you want to read it, go Here, and if you want to vote for it, you can go Here. It's in the "best kiss" category.

Anyway, so I did some art for it. Sort of. Behind a link 'cause the art is kind of spoilerish. It's in the realm of "sequel" or "further adventures of." I would definitely read the story first.

Don't clicky until you've read the story )

I'm kind of surprised that none of my charlie art got in, but it might just be 'cause nobody knows about it.
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Apr. 16th, 2010 @ 10:09 pm (no subject)
Hey! I'm in production mode again. Making stickers and stuff.

Here's a Snarry one that I'm going to have printed up on vinyl stickers! Can't wait to see how they turn out.

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Apr. 16th, 2010 @ 07:08 pm (no subject)
I've been on the edge of fandom for a while - not posting much, and generally being incommunicado. Part of that's 'cause I'm just too dang busy with other things and cant seem to find even a few minutes to work on anything for the sheer fun of it.

Partly, though, it's 'cause after Azkatraz I found myself obsessed with someone, and I thought removing myself from fandom to an extent would help get that particular person out of my mind.

It didn't work.

some of the gory details. Cut for weirdness )

Anyway, so yeah, I'm going to pop in here for a thing or two.

I've got an itch to draw some h/d and snarry. It might happen quite soon, actually.
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Mar. 14th, 2010 @ 09:47 pm (no subject)
I've got a bad cold. It started two days ago, and yesterday was awful. Today I'm still feeling icky, but at least I'm getting stuff done.

I'm working on a series of literary characters. You've seen my Holmes and my Watson, so here are a few more for you.

Behind the cut so as not to make your flists go WHEE! )
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Dec. 7th, 2009 @ 08:31 pm (no subject)

Some art to go along with my advent drabbles.

Harry and Snape and their grandchildren, India and Lyon.

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Dec. 5th, 2009 @ 11:21 pm (no subject)

Title: "Pretending they don't know"
Characters: Jim Potter, Alstromeria Smith
Fandom: Harry Potter/Allieverse
Rating: G
Word Count: 205

Jim left the shiny gold tinsel on the table by the tree and snuck into the kitchen. Seeing his wife standing there at the counter, kneading the dough for the rolls, he came up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist, kissing the back of her neck. "Did you know that you are the most beautiful woman in the universe?"

Alstromeria laughed. "Why do you think I had to grow such a nose? To keep from being more beautiful than Aphrodite, of course," she said, and powdered Jim's nose with flour.

He released her to her cooking and wandered over to the counter where the sauce for the plum pudding was chilling. "Where's India?"

"With your father."

"And Lyon?"

Allie put the pan of dough into the oven. "He finished his nap about quarter past and I think your dad has him, as well."

"So, where's my dad?"

Alstromeria turned around and leaned against the counter, wiping her hands off on the towel again. "Last I saw, with my dad, practically sitting in his lap on the sofa." She rolled her eyes.

"They're still pretending we don't know?"

"Darling," she said, kissing him on the cheek. "Sometimes they're still pretending they don't know."
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Dec. 5th, 2009 @ 08:17 am (no subject)
For those who don't know, I've been participating in Advent Drabbles again this year, and I'm writing in the Allieverse. ^_^

Many years in the future, so be ready for it, yeah?

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
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Dec. 1st, 2009 @ 09:23 pm (no subject)
Hey! I'm writing Advent drabbles!!


Check it out. ^_^

(It's Allieverse stuff)
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Nov. 22nd, 2009 @ 12:54 pm (no subject)
Here's something I did for a Holiday exchange over at Watson's Woes on Livejournal. I'm rather proud of it.

Title: Friends Only Banner
Author: [info]chibitoaster
Characters: Holmes, Watson
Rating: G
Notes: For the Holiday Wishes - Extra Wish #2:
I wish for ART: Winter - not Christmas, winter - themed Friends-only banner, blue/silver/white/grey/etc. color scheme if possible. Snow would be awesome. If using screencaps, Granada Watson(s) would be a plus.

I don't know exactly what size I ought to have made the banner. I hope you can resize it. If not, just let me know, and I'll do it. Hope you like! It was a lot of fun to do!! ^_^

Banner by request
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Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 05:49 am Christmas Cards!
Okay, first let me say that I do know there are those on my list who do not celebrate "Christmas." But the thing is that I do. I receive Hannukah cards from my Jewish friends, and some generic cards from some people, so I just feel that if what I'm sending is a Christmas Card, I ought to call it that.

No, I'm not going to preach at you, but the cards will wish you a happy holiday in my own special way. ^_~

So, who is on my list this year? :D

I'm going to post this on ij and lj. Comments will be screened, so just leave your name and address and I'll get you on my list!
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Nov. 12th, 2009 @ 05:45 am (no subject)
I'm so very tired. Not sleeping well at all (this is usual when the seasons change and my schedule is thrown off by time changes), and I worry too much. Not that I don't have a lot to worry about, but still, it's a weird and panicky time for me.

I just checked my bank account, and I didn't get paid yet. This is not good. I've got my student loan payment and car payment being taken out today, and no paycheck. What does this mean? Can I call the bank and ask them to pass those two things through or hold onto them another day in hopes that I CAN get paid sometime today?

Usually the direct deposit goes through sometime around midnight.

"Oh Shit!" doesn't nearly describe it well enough.

In other news, to make myself happier, I took time off of nano yesterday and wrote a little into another project I have going on. I'll post that later.

Now... next post will be my call for Christmas Cards.
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Nov. 4th, 2009 @ 08:06 pm (no subject)
day four of updates in journal:

I'm doing well on my nano - keeping up with the goals, at least. I would like to get another 500-700 words written tonight, but if I can't, it isn't the end of the world.

I will have new buttons and keychains come morning, and that's what's important.

Work is going to be insane for the next few days. I'm honestly not sure how I'll get through it all. Good thing I'm healthy now~!
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