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Friday, September 9th, 2011
4:08 pm
News, news, so what's new...

The Rose West album has been pushed back many times due to various difficulties (most recent being the studio had some flooding), so the current release date is later this month. If you're in the NYC area, they'll be playing a show at the Way Station in Brooklyn, September 18th around 8pm. Woo!

And that's going to be an interesting weekend already. Apartment Jones is moving! Our space in East Harlem was nice, but management was shitty (most months they claimed we didn't pay rent, but it's because whoever received the checks would wait a few weeks before depositing it). So enough of that nonsense. I'll miss living so near to EVERYthing. I mean, a 20 minute walk to Central Park? So good. But our new place, which will be in Brooklyn, is bigger for about the same price. We'll have a proper kitchen (none of this hallway kitchen nonsense) and two full bathrooms and fifth bedroom which works out as we will be gaining a new roommate! Also, the building we're in is SO pretty! The whole block too.

The other thing of note is that I actually got a call back for an interview, after applying to who knows how many jobs in the past year. It's for a new PetSmart opening in Brooklyn. I have been really hoping to not ever work in retail, but what can I do. I'm either over-educated or inexperienced. So the interview is this coming Tuesday. They're holding the interviews at the main library which is neat. If I arrive too early, I can just go chill with some books! I'm still very nervous about the interview. I've only ever had one other interview, and that was with the place I'm still "interning" for. Though for that I had shown up and I was pretty much treated like I was already hired.

Bluuhhh... But hey, these are all good things! Stress, but not the bad kind.

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Saturday, May 7th, 2011
11:41 pm - Check out the Rose West!

get music on iTunes

I live and work with these guys (I create imagery for them, such as the above compass design), and they are good! Their debut album is due out in July. I'm excited. Fans of the Dear Hunter, 3, and Coheed and Cambria should be excited too. =)

The Rose West on...
Kickstarter - Donate and get swag!!

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Friday, February 11th, 2011
5:18 pm

Friday, October 8th, 2010
1:43 pm - Peekchars!
Meme time: In a comment, request a picture of any aspect(s) of my life that you'd like to see - be as specific, or as vague, as you would like. Comments are screened.

Since I found my rechargeable batteries, I have a camera again! Yay~

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
9:40 pm
Since Ari posted something about hers, I wanna post about us. Next Monday (the 11th) will be one year of courtship for E and me. Cheers and fanfare, etc. We have plans to go to Tea and Sympathy for lunch-ish. I've been there before, and it's a really cute little tea place with a very sweet and very British staff (at least, I assume they're real imports).

And this weekend is apparently NYCC? Despite living in The City now, I have no real plans to go. Not having money really discourages one from going to places. But since one flatmate, who got a weekend pass, can't make it to one of the days I'll probably go on whichever day that is. E's been making the huge-ass axe from Brutal Legend for another flatmate, Rob, who will be cosplaying Eddie riggs. He's already got his beard shaved and dyed accordingly. Sooo ridiculous.

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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
4:59 pm - So after two months in the city...
I'm at the same internship (same money but fewer days because there's just not enough for me to do and/or my boss has appointments and meetings), also working occasionally at Puppet Kitchen which is no pay, but they feed me. I've been helping with there Eric Carle proposal. I painted and trimmed a porcupine!

I applied at the nearest Borders to us, which is about 15 blocks, I think? And I applied at Strand: my favorite bookstore yet. Still have to apply at Barnes & Noble. Are there any other notable bookstores to apply to for job? Hm... then I'm thinking maybe Office Depot and Petco. I like office supplies and animals. I've been looking at design job postings everyday, but I really don't believe I'm qualified. And I think right now I'd rather keep my creative endeavors to a personal hobby. I made an etsy account, so once I have things to sell and things to mail them in, I'll link all y'all.

ALSO: Check out Swagbucks.com It's the closest I've seen to "free" money (It's all about advertisements and sponsors) You use their search engine every four or so hours, answer surveys, view special offers, and you get points, and points get you stuff. There's a lot, but I'm only on there to earn the Amazon gift cards. Since the points to money ratio is low, you have to be patient. But... yeah. Check it.

...there is an eeeety bitty spider hanging from the computer. That's a refreshing changes from the flies and cockroaches.

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
10:37 pm
So, my adventures in New York City thus far...

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
4:55 am - A heads up
I'm hopping on a train to NYC this Sunday, staying with friends in Queens, and going to my first interview ever on Tuesday for a graphic design internship. I want to resume regular journal-keeping, either here, or in a book. I'm really excited but scared as hell too about moving to The City. And I plan on taking small commissions. Might there be any interest?

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010
1:13 am
I now understand the importance of drawing up contracts when making stuff for other people. *headdesk*

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010
12:18 am

For your bizarre crafts and Lovecraftian art, check out this new and upcoming blog by one E. Silva! Support a fellow artist <3

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
11:04 pm
Oh yeah, so, I've been doing webcomics since being home for break.

Hide and go tree by ~thederangedsidekick on deviantART

Prepare To Be Dazzled, Fools by ~thederangedsidekick on deviantART

Beware a Bored Felix by ~thederangedsidekick on deviantART

I need to get myself a web domain already. For now, I'm using http://dappercatcarnival.blogspot.com/

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009
8:37 pm - Hells YEAH

Zombie Prom
by ~thederangedsidekick on deviantART

I never thought I'd enjoy doing advertising but... working with Zombie Defense Corps has been so much fun! :D

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Friday, September 25th, 2009
2:03 pm
Awkward mini Fall break begins. A lot of people are leaving, which is both good, and lonesome. My roommate left while I was at class, but she left a note. Fumiyo is so cute. I <3 her. Next semester I want to take Japanese, and she can be my tutor. :D Apparently Latin doesn't count toward the Foreign Language requirement because it's not "conversational." Whatever. I've been enjoying retaking it. The teacher this time around is great; no creepy awkward teachers like in high school. Totally aced the exam today too.

Fa la la la FALL! Autumn... mmm... <3 I turn 22 in less than a month-and-a-half. That's weird.

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Friday, August 28th, 2009
1:51 am - from Tumblr
Long day is long. I love being in Oneonta, but after three months of summer solitude, it’s a bit of a culture shock to be surrounded by wonderful people and their terrible drama. And as usual, none of the drama involves me, but it involves good friends, and I can’t do a thing to help. Though even if I could, I wouldn’t because I don’t want to get involved. Just… still. It’s upsetting for the slightly empathetic me.

Classes are good though. Jill and I did our first practice assignment in Latin tonight. I remembered more that I thought I did. I feel so delightfully nerdy for wanting to go back and translate more sentences. I also finished rereading Alice in Wonderland for Fantasy Lit. I had forgotten how much I love that book. And it’s so Felixy! Victorian Lit was cool today. Dr Tredennick still totally rocks. I chatted with her for a bit after class. She’s an Edward Gorey fan too! Not suprising though, but awesome.

A not so fun part of today though was in the bookstore when I learned at check-out that my debit card had expired months ago. Yeah. I mighta felt a bit stupid on that one. I got it sorted out. It’s still stressful though. I’m scraping for money and it’s not enough.

So hey—anyone need any commissioned art?

current mood: tired

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
3:57 am
I feel like most of my entries are "Hey, I'm heading back to school/home" or "Hey, it's another break/vacation from school." Well this is a heading-back-to-school one. Moving back Sunday~ I'll be living in Hulbert, with Alex as my RA; I'm gonna have too much fun with that boy >:3

As for classes, I'm taking three literature courses, and Latin. I'm also currently signed up in Sculpture, but I'm looking to drop that. It's hella expensive and lately I've been having trouble with school-assigned work.

Eh... nothing important. Updating for the sake of updating.

Hey, is anyone on Tumblr? Join meee.

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009
10:43 am - I seem to squeal too much lately
I went out to check the hydrangea for any more caterpillars (though they all seemed to disappear since I took pictures), but was very surprised to find something else instead.

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Three weeks left in Hamburg then off to college for one more year. Today I'm feeling a bit blah, but I'll probably plug along on Chromatic Paradise some more. I got a really handy set of Photoshop brushes from deviantART. Makes the shading more bearable.

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Saturday, August 1st, 2009
11:12 am
All of scythemantis's bug photos had me inspired, so I was delighted to see a caterpillar in the backyard. I hadn't seen one in years (sheltered, much?).

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Thursday, July 30th, 2009
7:13 pm
Tangent Magazine finally got back to me, two and a half months later. I had sent them some writing and art to be considered for publication. I think I wasn't accepted or forgotten about, but I finally heard back from them!!

In regard to "Monkeys Live Next Door to Me." -- "This was a truly unique and entertaining piece that really stood out among our batch of submissions."

TOTAL ego boost right now. They also want to print "Safe Sailing...", but they'd have to print it in black and white. But squeeee!! :D

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Monday, July 27th, 2009
5:21 pm - History of the dragon world
This is about 11 pages of major historical points in my fantasy universe. There's no expectation at all for anyone to read this. But I figure if even one person is curious, well, here you go (pardon any grammatical and spelling errors):

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Check out my deviantART gallery for related art and a post briefly explaining the world physics and types of elemental creatures.

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Saturday, July 25th, 2009
1:18 pm
I think I took these yesterday? My sense of time is a bit wonky.

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