Everything I had learned a year ago has disappeared out of my mind - and I can't find the notes I made so I wouldn't forget how to do simple maths. Seriously, I'm back to square one with knowledge in subtraction, addition and one-quarter of the times table. That's the best I can hope for :I Oh well, dumb luck is my last resort xD
On the upside, I went to see an exhibition over at the British Library a couple of weeks ago called Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK.
I was really good! I enjoyed all of the displays so much that I even made notes (because the English Literature student in me will never die haha) :D Now I have so many artists and graphic novels to look up, like '100 Months - John Hicklenton', 'Dotter of Her Father's Eyes - Mary M. Talbot' and 'The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr Punch - Nail Gaiman' (the models used in the book were on display there and they were so creepy, I loved it XD).
It was also nice to see some work by Aubrey Beardsley there too *_* He's one of my favourite artists and I just LOVE his style:
Yeah, don't mind me, just having an art geek-out moment <3
But yeah aside from the usual emotional ups-and-downs, everything has been pretty much the same. I've been terrible with updates and commenting since I have been visiting LJ everyday - but I tend to procrastinate from writing anything :s yeah, that's a habit I aim to break out of soon enough.
Guess I better go study for tomorrow D:
I've been applying for jobs all day after weeks of procrastination and stupid self-doubt (I'm lucky to live with my parents - I'd probably be living on the streets or face-down in the river Thames by now with the way I've been handling things -_-). Mostly admin and retail stuff, but I did like the sound of the one at the comic book store in Camden. The only thing that made me a bit wary was the fact that they ask for your photo before apply for the job :/ lol maybe I'll be too ugly to work there. I applied anyways because it's not like I have anything to lose.
I'm hopefully going to get started on another maths course in September if I can't find a job before then. The assessment is at the end of August so I guess I'll be revising my old notes from the previous course - I do not want to start over from the beginning if I can help it. I've also been looking in on British Sign Language courses, since I know a little bit from using makaton (a bit like a simplified version of BSL - like signalling to 'eat' or 'sleep') with my older brother. It looks interesting and could be a good thing to know - at least it would be something to do rather than nothing.
In the meantime, I've been going up to the metro (an lgbtq organisation) for the mental health drop-in and it's been pretty good so far. Everyone has been friendly and helpful on giving some much needed advice. They've helped me find a counselor to help with some of my issues and should be seeing her on the 14th August - hopefully it will work out :)
On the geek side of things - there's so many things I'm behind on right now. I'm taking my sweet time with the Attack on Titan manga, and by that I mean that I'm buying the mangas whenever they get released over here. I think I've gotten a tad too obsessed with this show and I mostly blame Tumblr for that lol.
I was surprised to hear that Kuroshitsuji was releasing a series - only this one is based on the circus arc closer to the manga (I assume everyone is going to pretend that the second series never happened). It's been alright so far and the animation is beautiful. Plus they've made Snake talk in different voices for each of his snakes omg, it's simutaneously cute and a bit creepy c: I'm also a bit smitten with the opening theme;
Even though I quit the manga ages ago, I'll always make time for the anime - the designs are my weakness and I have a soft spot for slightly angsty/dark anime (well maybe not so angsty and dark with all the gags included - I was happy to see Sebastian meeting the tiger in the second episode :'D oh eternal cat lover)
Naruto is coming to an end - but to be honest I can barely understand what's going on any more. At the moment everyone is hopping through dimensions while fighting the goddess of ninjas - and Obito dies again to save Kakashi :I I'm mostly keeping an eye on it to see what happens to Gaara and Lee, as well as to see if Naruto gets to become the damn hokage or not.
As for Free! - that has been one hilariously cheesy-campy adventure after another and I'm enjoying every minute of it.
Party hard dude.
I'm going to finish here to go watch the new episode of Luxury Comedy. I don't know how it's going to be, but knowing Noel Fielding it's guaranteed to be weird - and that's my main reason to watch it \o/
There really isn't anything else for me to post, except that I've been hooked on two songs for the past week by Allie X. She's only done three songs on youtube, but I love Prime and Catch so much.
Now for the sharing part of the post :D
Pick your Artist: Kimya Dawson
Describe yourself: Nobody's Hippie
How do you feel: I'm Fine
Describe where you currently live: Rocks With Holes
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: France
Your favorite form of transportation: Angels and Seagulls
Your best friend: Being Cool
You and your best friends are: My Heroes
What's the weather like: It's Been Raining
Favorite time of day: Sunbeams and Some Beans
If your life was a TV show, what would it be called: Viva la Persistence
What is life to you: So Far So Go
Your relationship: Like Nevermind
Your fear: Caving In
What is the best advice you have to give: Walk Like Thunder
Thought for the Day: I Will Never Forget
How I would like to die: Sleep
My soul's present condition: Will You Be Me
My motto: I like Giants.
I hope everybody has been having a Merry Christmas or a happy holiday in general :D
I've been busy doing the advent challenge on LJ for the past 25 days - filling it fan arts and one fanfic (because I haven't written anything properly for over a year and the Word document was mocking me as if to say "BUT SARAH, YOU DID ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR THREE YEARS - SURELY YOU KNOW BASIC GRAMMAR? SURELY YOU CAN WORK OUT A SENTENCE - and yes for the last time, no matter how long you stare at it, that is the right was to spell 'does'.") I'll do another post to post it all up here C:
In other new, Christmas has been alright :] Spent it with the family and got rained on when we went out for a walk. It's been pretty uneventful really, but considering how bad this year has been - I'm happy enough with uneventful :]
Just watched a load of tv - although I haven't got round to watching Doctor Who yet. I'm not prepared for the mess that Moffat has written for Matt Smith's last episode - but I'll get round to it tomorrow because I still love the show dammit. This basically means no tumblr tonight ha ha ha.
As for presents; I got Emmy a grow your own bonsai tree with a necklace, Tasha a mini archery and a frame with a necklace, and Erika a Snitch with a necklace (did I buy a lot of necklaces this year?... maybe). For Roisin I got her a Jumper and Micky Flannigan dvd - although the dvd is actually a late birthday present because I kept forgetting to give it to her whenever we met up.
For my family I gave Dad a bottle of brandy with the first series of Archer, Call the Midwives boxset with a pile of cosy socks for Mum and a Superman hat and socks for John. I am so glad that I started doing the Christmas shopping at the start of November because there's no way I could have afforded it all this month >.> Well, at least everyone seemed to like their presents (except for Erika, I'm giving her her present on the first weekend of the new year).
As for me, Mum got me a load of clothes - mostly black high neck shirts ("I managed to use up all the Matalan coupons that were nearly out of date for your present" - you're probably not meant to tell me that Mum, but thanks anyways xD), along with a Simpsons t-shirt and a nice Christmas jumper :D
Oh yea - super sexy yo 8D
( Mini photo-spam of presents :BCollapse )
Finally, I've started to read The Hunger Games and omg why did I wait so long to start reading it? I've been putting it off for ages and now I'm on chapter 15. I was going to rotate it with the other books I'm reading, but it's so addictive - I can see what everyone meant by it being a page turner. Although I know most of the spoilers from the movies and Tumblr, I'm still loving it :]
I picked up the Beyond the Occult at the library and it's been pretty interesting so far - it's about researches into the paranormal from studying the supernatural and scientific explainations, but I'm still at the introductions chapter lol. A lot of people recommened Ash to me, but after three chapters I'm not really feeling it :/ I'm determined to finish it, but I'm going to finish the Hunger Games first.
And that's all folks :]
Since my last update:
- I've turned 24 years old a week ago on Sunday and had an ok time.
- I've been to the London Expo, had some super fun times and intend to do a spam of photos eventually.
- Went to the hospital to have a camera up my butt to check if my insides are falling apart or not (they're still good \o/).
- Sort-of-started on NaNoWriMo but have yet to make an official start online, plus I have to change my profile since I changed my story line and title at the very last minute - going from lesbian romance between a vampire and a ghost to a weird fantasy/science fiction that has more angst than a stereotype of an mid-2000s emo kid - full of magic and superheros... yup :I
- Completed level one on my maths program. Now I have to wait a month to get my certificate before I can continue on to level two and get a basic GCSE equivalent grade to prove I know what numbers are.
- And enjoyed Halloween by watching a ton of movies and putting on a furry hat that someone gave me ages ago.
In other news, I've been getting hooked on a band called Steam Powered Giraffe. They sound like fun and some of their songs are nice... but in reality I can't stop listening to their cover of 'I Love It', plus their face paint and costume -HOLY HELL I WANT THEIR CLOTHES. erm. yes. that's about it. I'll probably get round to updating with a Expo spam soon :]
Fire Fire is my second most-listened-to track.
- Current Music:Fire Fire - Steam Powered Giraffe
Still unemployed and lost on what to do for the future - although with Christmas coming up I've been applying to a lot of Christmas temp jobs, so who knows.
I have about 50 story ideas from novels to comics floating in my head and on hundreds of loose pieces of paper in a folder, and yet I have about zero concentration to do anything productive. With that being said, I did enter a short story for Diva magazine last month - but it ended up sucking because I had to edited down to 750 words and got a bit too egar by emailing it before I could fix it up better :I oops. Still, I wanted to do it just so I could show myself that I am capable of completing tasks... even if the motivation was £75 depending on if they printed it in their mag or not.
Also, I had to take my mum to the hospital last night and the entire day today - going through three changes in prescription, suggesting my Mum had a clot or DVT (deep vein thrombosis) - then to cellulitis and finally a reaction to my mum's heart condition. Ultimately we're hoping that the anti-biotics will work by Friday or else she'll have to be put on a drip. In addition to that, I have to go back to the hospital for my yearly check up and tell her about the gut bleeding stuff and the future colonoscopy at the end of the month. yippie.
I'm just feeling a little tired about the whole thing and I've drifted off to sleep at least twice, so I apologize for any grammar and spelling mistakes in this post...
When in doubt. post up a singing puppy.
Hope everybody is well, and as usual I'll try and update more :D
- Current Mood: sleepy
You comment, I give you an age (please tell me how old you currently are - I don't know all of your ages unfortunately) and you fill out the meme questions with what applied to you back then, and now.
koyaaniisqatsi gave me 17.
I lived in:
London, with my family.
Nothing - hellish public transport baby!
I was in a relationship with:
As single as a fart in a church.
Dogs. Seriously my phobia of dogs was really ridiculous - a newborn puppy could send me into tears (don't ask me why I was afraid, I just was :B)
I worked at:
I couldn't find work. Nearly got a job in a shoe shop, but I was turned down due to a lack of retail experience :/
I wanted to be:
Able to get into any university that would take me.
Now (at 23):
I live in:
Same place, still with family in London :B
Still with the public transport until I can afford to take driving lessons.
I am in a relationship with:
Allll by myyyyself~
Never getting employed and never leaving London..
I work at:
Just volunteering at a charity shop :I
I want to be:
Employed and out the country.
- Current Mood: amused