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Darkness Falls

Filk song by [personal profile] seanan_mcguire  about the tv show Supernatural. I've had the cd Red Roses and Dead Things for a couple of months and it's taken me this long to realize which canon this was based on. I'm a bad fan. I haven't even watched last night's episode, we watched 1st season Angel instead.
I wonder what sort of song the last two seasons would be...

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Need a good pick-me up on this dreary Tuesday?

Love to hear about the hilarious antics of other people's pets?

Then hie your way over to [personal profile] seanan_mcguire  and read the terrifying escapades of her man-eating Toilet Shark!


Mar. 19th, 2009 06:53 pm
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Ahh, nerdy sherpherders...

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You Are An ISFJ
The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.
A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.
In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.
You find it easy to be devoted to one person... a partner who you do special things for.

In love, you express your emotions through actions.
Taking care of someone is how you love them. And you do it well!

At work, you do well in a structured environment. You complete tasks well and on time.
You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

How you see yourself: Competent, dependable, and detail oriented

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, dominant, and stuck in a rut
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Pictures of my latest two commissions are up at my Flicker site. Here for [livejournal.com profile] demonqueen666 's medieval madrigal gown, and here for the modernized corset.

There were challenges with both, though relatively minor. The woman who commissioned the corset is very straight through the torso and hip, so I played with seam placement and fabric choice to give an illusion of curve. It worked as well as it could, though I think adding a gathered skirt would increase the illusion around the hips.

I'm currently working on two projects for myself. One is a tailored jacket in striped blue wool with a shibori dyed silk lining. I need to do a bit of research first but hopefully it will be done in time to go with me to UNC for my interview and portfolio review at the end of March. The other is new faire garb which will be revealed in due course.

I wrote about getting a new job last week, right? Ok, so it was a one line post. I've been working for a week at the new place and it's going well so far. I'm the costume and shipping manager for a local character staffing and logisitics agency. I keep track of all the costumes in our fleet for our clients, process and schedule costume requests,  and make sure the costumes get to where they need to be when the customer wants them to get there.

So far I've dealt with mix-ups concerning dates of events,  requests that were verbal and therefore I had no record of the request - when the costume should have been there yesterday, and the inner workings of a company that only a few months ago had a fairly substantial turnover in its employees.

Right now I'm working about 30 hours a week, which is plenty of time to deal with paperwork, phone calls and things like laundry. But there is the good possibility that I'll get bumped up to full-time in a couple of months. Also, I get the opportunity to make even more money by helping out at events where our talent is needed! I'm doing one this Saturday at a local high school from 9 - 1, just enough time to make it worth it and still be able to work on other projects. 

<edit> OOh! It's apparently Pancake Day at the high school! Yum!

Pyr and I have been trying to be more social lately, a year off was plenty. So far we've been out and seen Coraline with a friend and to last night's Gaelic Storm concert at the Newport. Both were fabulous. Coraline was just on the edge of creepy kid's movie, the design was fabulous but the plot was on the level of an eight year old, very obvious and easy to follow. I'll need to read the book and see if it is as childish as the movie. I find it hard to believe it would be, having been written by Neil Gaiman. The Gaelic Storm concert was fantastic, they have such a great stage presence and I'm really glad they mix instrumentals in with the lyrical songs. They really show off the entire band's talent with the multitude of instruments they play. I wish they had opened up thebalcony so there was more seating, it would have made my back and legs less tired as well as being able to see a little better. For some reason, tall and stocky guys feel the need to stand in front of people who they could clearly see over.

Umm, let see what else is new? My application with SCAD is currently in review, I am working on my portfolio for UNC - it's harder because the format is completely different and I actually have to present it to a group so it needs to be very cohesive and easy for a bad presenter like me to show off. I'm also more nervous about UNC. From what I've seen of the program I think it will be a much better fit than Savannah, so I have to try that much harder to be accepted.
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It was kind of weird being in the audience this year,instead of on stage, or in the kitchen wanting to pull my hair out. But it was a fabulous show, the Guild is fabulous and has many spectacular performers who love what they are doing.

I especially enjoyed the last song of the song show.

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It's been going around like the pox, so here I am, infected.
  1. For the first four years of school, I was in 5 different school districts because of some redistricting. 
  2. I like chickens because they're pretty and tasty, I started raising them because of this.
  3. There have only been two years of my life without cats: the year I lived in the Czech Republic and my freshman year at OSU.
  4. My first word was "Daisy", for the spaniel mix we had when I was a baby.
  5. Dogs have been in my life just as long as cats, although I do not have one currently, and they mean just as much.
  6. I was reading at a fourth grade level by the time I got out of kindergarten.
  7. At one point, after my parents split, they were living at opposite ends of the house with their at the time significant others. Surprising, it worked fairly well, though there was a lot of tension.
  8. I was an archaeology major before I switched to Textiles and Clothing.
  9. I really dislike going to the dentist, the novacaine makes me bitchy, and I rarely get out without cavities.
  10. I have the molars of a 50 year old from clenching my jaw.
  11. I still get excited when something I work on looks fantastic.
  12. I'm of French, German, and Irish descent on my dad's side.
  13. And of German, Swiss, and English on my mom's.
  14. But I love Russian/Slovak pagan myths more than I do Celtic.
  15. I really like working specialty retail, not big box, you get the entire spectrum of people but the pay tends to be crap.
  16. I have never drastically change my hair color.
  17. I'm envious of people with dark blue eyes, it's so striking.
  18. On my dad's side of the family, out of all the girls I am the tallest at 5'5". This does not include those who married in.
  19. I spent much of high school engrossed in tv and books, my escapism at it's highest.
  20. I also discovered fandom at this point, starting in Farscape and  Mercedes Lackey, slowly working my way through to Milliway's Bar.
  21. The most frequent place that I burn with an iron is my stomach, as it is right at the height of the ironing board and my shirts drift up.
  22. I grew up with a bowl hair cut. It was compulsory in the ways I could be nerdy and outcast.
  23. Glasses were required in kindergarten, I'm farsighted while the rest of my family is near-sighted.
  24. I love sleeping in the summer with the windows wide open, a breeze going and me  in just a cotton sheet.
  25. Thunderstorms are a beautiful chaos that I love to listen to.
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So Jeff and I went to the opening performance of The Fantasticks last night. It was the Columbus Civic Theater's first performance and was quite remarkable for a first showing.  The cast was superb with spectacular singing voices and great comedic timing.

It was performed at a small local bookstore, which was an interesting venue, but considering the musical is a black box performance, the small space was ideal and intimate.

If you're in town, I highly recommend seeing this off-the wall play about growing up, love, and learning about the world. It will continue to run this weekend, and the next two weekends in January. The Columbus Civic Theater has all the information needed.

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From [livejournal.com profile] calluna 

1. Go to the
Wikipedia page for astrological signs.
2. Find the page for your sign. Scroll down to "associated traits". Copy that part, and the following "physical traits" section.
3. Italicize the traits that actually fit you. Strike out the ones that are completely opposite of you.

LEO - ( I know, weird, huh? But my birthday is the 23rd of July so there we are)
Astrologers broadly agree that the following are the characteristics of leo

  • Creative / enthusiastic 
  • Faithful / loving
  • Broad-minded / expansive 
  • Dramatic / vain
  • Impulsive 
  • Generous / warmhearted
  • Pompous / patronizing 
  • Bossy / interfering
  • Dogmatic / intolerant
Some think of Leos as being usually averaged height tall yet some short, with high cheek bones, full lips, trim athletic legs( they would be if I exercised more), strong physical features, well-defined appendages ( hands(stubby!), feet, etc.), and large, deep ( can blue/grey eyes be deep?) eyes. Leos also tend to have very soft skin and thick (I have lots but it is very fine, not thick)  hair that shines in the sun. It is said they tend to keep their heads held high and look down their noses at others.

Ok, so maybe I'm more of a Leo than I 've made myself out to be....


Oct. 31st, 2008 08:29 am
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I don't know very much about this band other than they are Swiss and fantastic. Take a look.


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