rinnia: (brilliant)
- This is pretty much the greatest thing ever.
- Working on dolls. They're coming along really nicely, actually.
- Finished and mailed out [livejournal.com profile] jengeorge's Alex Day present. Because I'm an idiot, though, I completely forgot to take any pictures, so I guess that one's not going on the craft blog. Balls.
- Jaime's been giving me my birthday presents early and they are AAAAAWESOME. More on that later when I stop being lazy and take pictures.
- Started collecting series 8 Lego minifigs. So far I've gotten the football player and the robot; I really just want the vampire bat.
- Ecofelt is pretty much the greatest thing ever. Just saying.
- Except maybe for Ken Burns documentaries. I am a boring adult, I guess, because I think they're all fascinating. And Lois Long is my idol now.

Crosbied!

Jun. 25th, 2012 10:02 pm
rinnia: (grin)
I've been collecting hockey cards lately (don't judge me; hockey is awesome) and it's led to the invention of a fantastic pranking game. Read more... )

Crosbied!

Jun. 25th, 2012 10:02 pm
rinnia: (Default)
I've been collecting hockey cards lately (don't judge me; hockey is awesome) and it's led to the invention of a fantastic pranking game. Read more... )
rinnia: (hot)
Because [livejournal.com profile] carolinecrane is good with compliments and [livejournal.com profile] jengeorge is good with stories, I ended up drawing this. No naughty bits visible, but still probably NSFW. )

BONUS: Akihiko/Minako during the hot springs event. Again, no naughty bits visible, but yeah... NSFW! )

I've never drawn stuff like this before, stuff this... exposed. Anatomy, yikes!
rinnia: (hot)
Because [livejournal.com profile] carolinecrane is good with compliments and [livejournal.com profile] jengeorge is good with stories, I ended up drawing this. No naughty bits visible, but still probably NSFW. )

BONUS: Akihiko/Minako during the hot springs event. Again, no naughty bits visible, but yeah... NSFW! )

I've never drawn stuff like this before, stuff this... exposed. Anatomy, yikes!
rinnia: (happy)
I may not have gotten around to sending them out individually, but I did get all the holiday cards done! Happy holidays!
For hysterichotel )
For carolinecrane )
For jengeorge )
For eidolon_nine )
For fandom_stocking )
rinnia: (happy)
I may not have gotten around to sending them out individually, but I did get all the holiday cards done! Happy holidays!
For hysterichotel )
For carolinecrane )
For jengeorge )
For eidolon_nine )
For fandom_stocking )
rinnia: (brilliant)
[livejournal.com profile] carolinecrane owns my soul. She wrote the best fic in the history of ever. Seriously. "Like a Chord on a Harp". And then [livejournal.com profile] jengeorge did a sequel, "Your Time Here is Fleeting", which is also great, so I guess she owns a bit of my soul as well. I gotta get more soul to give. They deserve it.

Other awesome things I've encountered lately:
- Nick and Jess tapping
- The Disney Princess Designer Collection
- The most badass drum solo you've ever seen
- Crocheted minions!

My mom brought that last item to my attention and requested some, so I'm planning on tackling those after I finish the crafts I currently have underway. Namely, a [ITEM REDACTED SO MY MOM WON'T KNOW HER XMAS GIFT] and a felt plush version of my Dimetrodon.

For now? Gold rush research to do for fic. Then sleep. Maybe. Maybe.
rinnia: (brilliant)
[livejournal.com profile] carolinecrane owns my soul. She wrote the best fic in the history of ever. Seriously. "Like a Chord on a Harp". And then [livejournal.com profile] jengeorge did a sequel, "Your Time Here is Fleeting", which is also great, so I guess she owns a bit of my soul as well. I gotta get more soul to give. They deserve it.

Other awesome things I've encountered lately:
- Nick and Jess tapping
- The Disney Princess Designer Collection
- The most badass drum solo you've ever seen
- Crocheted minions!

My mom brought that last item to my attention and requested some, so I'm planning on tackling those after I finish the crafts I currently have underway. Namely, a [ITEM REDACTED SO MY MOM WON'T KNOW HER XMAS GIFT] and a felt plush version of my Dimetrodon.

For now? Gold rush research to do for fic. Then sleep. Maybe. Maybe.
rinnia: (wince)
Madeline and Caroline - I have a scarf and shot glasses for you, respectively. E-mail or PM me shipping addresses, please?

Anyone else whose name ends with "line"? I'm sure I can figure out something to make for you.

As a side note, anyone have any advice for a girl who isn't on disability but feels like maybe she should be? A... uh... friend of mine... has a job that she's struggling just to show up for and she's not sure what to do. She has a long history of anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and she thinks she's in the middle of a major depressive episode, including having issues falling asleep before 4am but also randomly shutting down, just completely crashing, and sleeping during the middle of the day. She really doesn't want to work anymore; she wants to focus on not feeling so goddamn horrible all the time. But she needs the money. What do, flist. What do.
rinnia: (wince)
Madeline and Caroline - I have a scarf and shot glasses for you, respectively. E-mail or PM me shipping addresses, please?

Anyone else whose name ends with "line"? I'm sure I can figure out something to make for you.

As a side note, anyone have any advice for a girl who isn't on disability but feels like maybe she should be? A... uh... friend of mine... has a job that she's struggling just to show up for and she's not sure what to do. She has a long history of anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and she thinks she's in the middle of a major depressive episode, including having issues falling asleep before 4am but also randomly shutting down, just completely crashing, and sleeping during the middle of the day. She really doesn't want to work anymore; she wants to focus on not feeling so goddamn horrible all the time. But she needs the money. What do, flist. What do.
rinnia: (my brain)
- I buy frivolous things.
- Glee has the best cast ever.
- Caroline is the best anything ever.
- L.A. Noire is so delicious that I can't even begin to put it into words. I've forsaken sleep in favor of playing more than once. Unf. Also, I'm convinced that everyone wants to sleep with Phelps. It makes the game far more humorous.
- In one day, I took care of dishes, cleaned the bathroom, played video games, did some writing, and painted my nails (OPI Gleek Out + China Glaze Black Crackle). A far cry from sleeping for 16 hours and spending the rest of the day moping and shaking. Yay for brain cooperation?
- New techniques I'm picking up: painting with acrylics (mostly toy face customization), wig treatment (including cutting and styling), sculpting with polymer clay, and digital painting/coloring. Up next: glass etching!
- Also, I'm now collecting Tangled stickers. Apparently, I'm not just a dork; I'm a five-year-old dork.
- On that note, anyone here involved in toy buy/sell/trade stuff at all? My WTB list right now is as follows:
--- Tokidoki Cactus Pups vinyl - Bastardino Jr.
--- Disney Store exclusive Rapunzel and Flynn dolls
--- Custom bait dolls - Pullip preferred, but I'm open to other types
- We bought a giant freakin' bean bag at a thrift store for $50. Jaime and I can fit on it at the same time. It is absolutely glorious. And the dogs love it.
- Jacks is now consistently eating fuzzies instead of pinkies. This pleases.
rinnia: (my brain)
- I buy frivolous things.
- Glee has the best cast ever.
- Caroline is the best anything ever.
- L.A. Noire is so delicious that I can't even begin to put it into words. I've forsaken sleep in favor of playing more than once. Unf. Also, I'm convinced that everyone wants to sleep with Phelps. It makes the game far more humorous.
- In one day, I took care of dishes, cleaned the bathroom, played video games, did some writing, and painted my nails (OPI Gleek Out + China Glaze Black Crackle). A far cry from sleeping for 16 hours and spending the rest of the day moping and shaking. Yay for brain cooperation?
- New techniques I'm picking up: painting with acrylics (mostly toy face customization), wig treatment (including cutting and styling), sculpting with polymer clay, and digital painting/coloring. Up next: glass etching!
- Also, I'm now collecting Tangled stickers. Apparently, I'm not just a dork; I'm a five-year-old dork.
- On that note, anyone here involved in toy buy/sell/trade stuff at all? My WTB list right now is as follows:
--- Tokidoki Cactus Pups vinyl - Bastardino Jr.
--- Disney Store exclusive Rapunzel and Flynn dolls
--- Custom bait dolls - Pullip preferred, but I'm open to other types
- We bought a giant freakin' bean bag at a thrift store for $50. Jaime and I can fit on it at the same time. It is absolutely glorious. And the dogs love it.
- Jacks is now consistently eating fuzzies instead of pinkies. This pleases.

Oh snap-on.

Jan. 8th, 2011 08:04 pm
rinnia: (what is this i don't even)
Intro note: In Treehouse of Horror XXI, Dracula knows the streets after dark so well that he can coast down the road with each light turning green as he gets there.

Me: Wow, you've got like almost Dracula skills going here.
Jaime: Reverse Dracula skills.
Me: Hitting every light juuust before it turns red.
Jaime: Yeah, Aluca... ALUCARD! AHHHHH!
Me: ... Did you just get that?
Jaime: Yeah.
Me: Wow. Really?
Jaime: I may be retarded, but at least I'm entertaining.

Oh snap-on.

Jan. 8th, 2011 08:04 pm
rinnia: (what is this i don't even)
Intro note: In Treehouse of Horror XXI, Dracula knows the streets after dark so well that he can coast down the road with each light turning green as he gets there.

Me: Wow, you've got like almost Dracula skills going here.
Jaime: Reverse Dracula skills.
Me: Hitting every light juuust before it turns red.
Jaime: Yeah, Aluca... ALUCARD! AHHHHH!
Me: ... Did you just get that?
Jaime: Yeah.
Me: Wow. Really?
Jaime: I may be retarded, but at least I'm entertaining.
rinnia: (this is my sexy shimmy)
Is anyone else getting an error message instead of the Voice Post Settings page? I want to do that pronunciation meme everyone's posting, but I can't remember my pin number and I can't seem to find a place I can reset it that will actually load.

Anyway, I had kind of an amazing Friday night. I'm usually the homebody type - I went to exactly one party through all of high school (where we watched the Final Fantasy anime, played Silent Hill, and had nothing stronger than Mountain Dew to drink) and two during my undergrad. I really wanted to see Black Swan, though, so I did the manly thing and asked Jaime out on a date. And then invited Kiri and Kaisa along. And then Jaime suggested Olive Garden, and Kiri suggested Kaisa and I split some wine, and somehow this ended up being a whole magnum of red house wine shared between Kaisa, Jaime, and me. I had 3.5 glasses - my second drunkest night ever! Go me? Also, for about a week I'd been meaning to insist that Jaime take me to Breadstix on our next date. Turns out I didn't have to ask after all. I may have pointed this out about halfway through dinner and giggled. Anyway, the wine was enough to make us all smiley and pleasantly warm, and after a long and leisurely dinner, we walked to the movie theater just in time for the 10:45 showing.

It was awesome. I definitely liked it better than Requiem for a Dream. On its own merits, it's a very evocative, beautifully staged movie with lots of inventive aesthetic touches. Jaime wasn't sure about the up-and-down pacing, but I thought it was a nice reflection of the main character Nina's mental state. I don't think it's much of a spoiler to say that the movie's about a ballerina with psychological problems. It felt very true to me; all the little details (the box of rosin she steps into before dancing, the mirrors everywhere, the practice outfits complete with shrugs over leotards) pinged me just right. It all made for a really engaging experience. Of course, being a past dancer with psychological problems, you might want to take my praise with a grain of salt - it's a movie that was probably a lot easier for me to connect to than most. Granted, my life's never had that level of physical distress or sexual intrigue, but still...

Oh, and by the way, from IMDB's trivia page: "Nina's name in the original screenplay was Alexandria." Shudder.
rinnia: (this is my sexy shimmy)
Is anyone else getting an error message instead of the Voice Post Settings page? I want to do that pronunciation meme everyone's posting, but I can't remember my pin number and I can't seem to find a place I can reset it that will actually load.

Anyway, I had kind of an amazing Friday night. I'm usually the homebody type - I went to exactly one party through all of high school (where we watched the Final Fantasy anime, played Silent Hill, and had nothing stronger than Mountain Dew to drink) and two during my undergrad. I really wanted to see Black Swan, though, so I did the manly thing and asked Jaime out on a date. And then invited Kiri and Kaisa along. And then Jaime suggested Olive Garden, and Kiri suggested Kaisa and I split some wine, and somehow this ended up being a whole magnum of red house wine shared between Kaisa, Jaime, and me. I had 3.5 glasses - my second drunkest night ever! Go me? Also, for about a week I'd been meaning to insist that Jaime take me to Breadstix on our next date. Turns out I didn't have to ask after all. I may have pointed this out about halfway through dinner and giggled. Anyway, the wine was enough to make us all smiley and pleasantly warm, and after a long and leisurely dinner, we walked to the movie theater just in time for the 10:45 showing.

It was awesome. I definitely liked it better than Requiem for a Dream. On its own merits, it's a very evocative, beautifully staged movie with lots of inventive aesthetic touches. Jaime wasn't sure about the up-and-down pacing, but I thought it was a nice reflection of the main character Nina's mental state. I don't think it's much of a spoiler to say that the movie's about a ballerina with psychological problems. It felt very true to me; all the little details (the box of rosin she steps into before dancing, the mirrors everywhere, the practice outfits complete with shrugs over leotards) pinged me just right. It all made for a really engaging experience. Of course, being a past dancer with psychological problems, you might want to take my praise with a grain of salt - it's a movie that was probably a lot easier for me to connect to than most. Granted, my life's never had that level of physical distress or sexual intrigue, but still...

Oh, and by the way, from IMDB's trivia page: "Nina's name in the original screenplay was Alexandria." Shudder.
rinnia: (warmth)
+ I went jogging this morning. Not for very long, as my asthma decided it really didn't like the combination of aerobic activity and oak pollen, but I still did. Took the dog with me, too, and jogged about half of our walk route, then walked through it a second time. My legs are tired, but I'm mentally energized and I feel accomplished. Totally worth it.

+ Made my first cloth doll last night! I'm sure I've made something before, probably with a glue gun and felt, but this time I designed him, made the pattern, did a simple embroidered face, and even braved the sewing machine to slap him together. Granted, he's just a little two-piece fleece monster. Still! Progress!

+ Only one class today, then lunch, then psychologist. This means I will start my weekend off feeling not crazy. Whoo!

+ Possible dinner out tonight with Kiri and Kaisa. Kaisa leaves tomorrow, which is definitely sad-making, but she'll be back and for good in the not-so-distant future. They suggested Alehouse, which sounds quite promising. I do love me some ale.

+ FYE just doesn't get old. Plus, I got the Remixes EP, so there's more awesomeness. Seriously. Too much AWESOME. And if music can't make life better, what can? Drug of choice, right here.

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Watching: Regular Show
Listening to: Mumford & Sons
Reading: This Book is Full of Spiders
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Tasting: mango coconut water
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