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Feb. 2nd, 2014

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2014

Well!

It's been a long time, hasn't it?

I feel like there may be a little too much to catch up on! There have been a lot of highlights over the past two years: finishing my post-grad, organising the Hogwarts High Tea fundraiser, cosplaying dream characters like Remus (and then Sirius!), Nightwing, Maddie Hatter and Belle. And then of course there was the entirety of 2013, which was spent in the US working in Walt Disney World. Yup, that was a thing that happened!



Perhaps the other photos should go under a cut...Collapse )

Unfortunately I'm probably not here to stay - although I actually still keep up with my friends list and read all the posts there, I'm not exactly prone to posting these days. If you are interested in finding me in other places, we have:

Tumblr (there's also a cosplay tag)
DeviantArt
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
(also if you'd like to follow all the Marauder photos from WWoHP - there's more to come! - we're using the tag #moonymarauders on tumblr)

hopefully I'll see you over there!

Jan. 1st, 2012

My future

2011 Meme

Definitely aiming to post more this year, so why not?

2011 MemeCollapse )
Astrid goes for a spin

2011: A fond farewell

And what a year it's been. Since I'm absolutely terrible at keeping up with journals & haven't done a single proper recap of an event that actually occurred this year, I'm doing a fly-by recap of aaaaall the events.

Er. Sorry.

Under the cut: Xena, Tangled, X-Men, Utena, Harry Potter, Magic Knight Rayearth, Pokemon, Supergirl, Young Justice League, more Harry Potter, and some presents for strangers. Good god.Collapse )

For me, 2011 has seen dozens of mind-blowing fannish moments, a thousand opportunities, new friends and a family reconciliation. I've been fully registered as a psychologist, seen dreams set in motion, and I've developed as a person. It's been one of the best years of my life, and I'm more grateful for it than I can say.

Sep. 25th, 2011

Coming back around

Put your wands up!

You know, I don't think I ever posted this here?



I should really make a post with more photos from that shoot - it was absolutely fantastic. XD

Apr. 10th, 2011

Already done

THIS POST

PRETTY MUCH SUMS UP THE WEEKEND I JUST HAD



MORE TO COME POST-SLEEP

Sep. 20th, 2010

My own little reality

HARD TO STARBOARD

I am breaking my long-held radio silence to STEAMPUNK UP THE PLACE. It is amazing, I am like the last person to post these photos, EVEN THOUGH THE SHOOT WAS *YESTERDAY* CHRIST THIS IS EFFICIENCY.

ANYWAY.

This was a TRULY STUPID AMOUNT OF FUN. The cosplayers were all friends, all lovely, and entirely drama-free. ;D The photographer (David Tang was *amazing* - talented, super-quick and honestly the nicest photographer I've dealt with so far. And the support crew: the make up artist (so friendly and helpful, and damn good at what she does!), the organiser (poor guy was put through his paces), the modeling coach (that was new, but she was so lovely about giving advice) and the marketing advisor (coming up with ideas and things!). Everyone was just fantastic, and the day went brilliantly.

So please, my dear friends;


Come and meet my crewCollapse )

Man, what a wonderful day. I don't think it'll be the last by any means - so looking forward to the next one. Also, if anyone reading this (Rena, Abi, I'm looking at you!) has a steampunk outfit (or wants to make one) to showcase on a catwalk at a Steampunk party on October 21st, let me know!

Also there's a steampunk party on October 21st. XD

Now I'm just trying to lure the photographer towards cosplay - apparently he's done it before, but has had some bad experiences with people in the subculture. D: I SHALL STILL TRY!

Aug. 2nd, 2010

Dressing up and playing out

Well, damn

Ha ha ha I definitely don't have time to finish Sakura by the weekend, but at work today I was struck by a flash of inspiration:

I could do Miwako!

I had already bought the fabric, the pattern - all the materials I would need. And it's just a simple dress, so easily done within a week. So the day was spent happily planning away, and when I made it home...whoops.

Forgot I cut up the material to make a scarf for someone's Secret Santa present last year. -_____-;

On the plus side, it was an awesome scarf.

Jul. 31st, 2010

Die in a fire

Bring it

Well, the new semester (and by "new" I mean like "three weeks old" because I'm on top of things like that) looks like another barrel of sunshine and joy. The timetable, as it stands:

Mondays: Placement, 9.00am - 6.00pm (+1.5hrs commute each way)
Tuesdays: Placement, 8.30am - 6.00pm (+1.5hrs commute each way)
Wednesdays: Class, 9.00am - 12.00noon; Tutor's meeting, 12.00noon - 1.00pm; Class, 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursdays: Tutoring, 9.00am - 1.00pm
Fridays: Class, 9.00am - 4.00pm

And yeah, there's supposed to be 2.5 days of data collection per week currently unaccounted for, but let's just ignore that particular impossibility for now shall we?

+ I have: a case presentation, a psychometric assessment, a 10,000 word case report and a 4-5 page assignment on myself* (!) due this month.

But you know what?

BRING IT ON. >D

(Smash! cosplay likely not happening though, who cares, I'm seriously enjoying playing photographer anyway)

*This is actually super interesting - it's about analysing your family and trying to figure out how your background has a) shaped you into becoming a psychologist and b) determined what biases, weaknesses and strengths you may have as a clinician. Hard, but awesome-town.

Jul. 16th, 2010

This is Berk

FFAC: The Photoshoot (Outtakes)

Or rather: outtakes, bloopers, behind-the-scenes, non-canon pairings and general shenanigans. Slash-friendly, because apparently if you dress a bunch of girls like a bunch of guys you can't actually stop them from macking on each other constantly. Go figure.


(Anna) SEPHIROTH'S MANBAG INVITES YOU IN.

BEWARNED: CRACK AHEAD.Collapse )
THE END.

MY GOD, you must all be sick of me. This is the last one for tonight, I promise!

Looking forward to the next shoot, either behind the scenes or in costume. Which may actually be tomorrow, if Anna gets around to donning Kefka again!
Coming back around

FFAC: The Photoshoot

Ooooh boy. The Final Fantasy Advent Children shoot: a day of last minute Reno recruitment, frostbite and 500+ photos that took FOREVER to sort. There's...a lot of photos. To go easy on everyone, I'm doing two posts: one for the srsbns and one for the crack. That way you can stagger your photo consumption (or filter by interest XD). It's totally worth it, because this was a day full of goddamn beautiful people.

As will become obvious, I didn't take all these photos. If I know who did, I'll make a note (in fact, I don't think I even took most of them. My god my camera's a bit of a slut). Some of them still need a bit of photoshopping - these are all raw.


(Taken by: Steve) The cast list, L-clockwise: Myself (Yuffie), Ailee (Cloud), Anna (Reno), Vlad (Rufus), Anita (Sephiroth) and Suri (Aerith).

FFAC: THE SRSBNSCollapse )

PHEW. That was exhausting. -___-; If I can scrape together the energy, the outtakes will be along in a second!

Cheers to a fantastic day. Am I the only one that ends up enjoying group photoshoots more than cons?
My own little reality

Supanova! (Sorta)

Here's the thing: I'm apparently incapable of wearing a costume and taking photos at the same time. I have like nil photos of Saturday when I was steampunking it up - just the Madman Nationals, my photos of which are 90% crap because they moved us at the last minute and then some douche sat in front of my. DOUCHE. Here's what I looked like on Saturday, anyway:


The reactions to the backpack were hilarious - I kept turning around to see people hurriedly looking away. XD Also I've discovered I apparently can't wear corsets, since I had this laced up properly for like a half hour before I prompted SWOONED ALL OVER MY BED. Kept it on loosely though, and the day was a blast. Just. No photos.

So, by "Supanova Report", I essentially mean "That Time I Stalked the Star Trek Group". And, since I promised them the photos at some point,

Supanova: Star Trek Sunday.Collapse )


Aaaand we're done here. Beam us up. :3

I took a bunch of photos of the cosplay competition too, but they're never very interesting. :P Makes me wonder how I'll find balance in the future - I like taking photos nearly as much as I like cosplaying, and if there's anything the cosplay world needs right now it's a photographer that's actually interested in the costumes and the content they represent. I'd love to do a night course in photography, if I ever find the time.

BUT

Next up: the Final Fantasy Advent Children shoot. STAY TUNED.
Astrid goes for a spin

Meme time!

So I thought "what am I going to do today that doesn't involve anything I actually should be doing today?" and I came up with "pretend you actually use your LJ more than once in a millennium". Which is great, 'cause I'm pretty sure I'm long overdue some photo posts. Expect some spam from me today!

But first!

Stolen from fahye,

The Care and Feeding of Me.Collapse )

Jun. 21st, 2010

My own little reality

BEST MOMENT OF SUPANOVA

Y/Y?



SO MUCH LOVE FOR EVERYONE RIGHT NOW.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Jun. 8th, 2010

My future

Johari Window

WHOA NOSTALGIA

I saw someone doing a Johari window with a client today (why yes, it is a legitimate psychological tool) with good results, and it rather forcefully reminded me of a time, aeons ago, wherein the Johari window was an LJ meme that did the rounds.

Revival time!

How would you describe me?

Ooooh, and the Nohari window! Didn't do it last time 'cause I couldn't handle criticism very well back then, but now: BRING IT. I CAN TAKE IT. >D (Anon'ing your responses by making up your 'unique name' is totally cool by me).


ETA: OMG AHAHAHAHHAHA MY OLD ONE IS STILL THERE! IT'S...actually, it's not as different as I would have thought. O.o If, post-rating, you feel inclined to compare your descriptions of now-me against me of yesteryear, the old one's here. OH WAIT I did do the Nohari! It's here, though only Tink and Fahye had the guts to fill it out. Again, results surprisingly similar. Have I really changed that little?

Hee!

Also I have like 22,000 words due over the next couple of weeks, I kind of hate everything. This week: three reports, psychometric marking, a presentation, a research abstract and four essays.

Apr. 26th, 2010

This time for sure

Words cannot express...

...my love for this movie.



Someone has to ban me from watching/reading dragon-related things before I go all mad scientist and attempt to genetically modify a best friend from a bat and an anaconda. Or something.

Apr. 21st, 2010

My future

Oh wow

My course has finally outdone itself!

We have a little booklet that outlines each component of the course, the expectations/assessments of each and a whole bunch of stuff on internships and learning goals and whatever. However, today someone went through and applied some basic maths to the expectations of each course component next semester.

Course component (time expectation in days/week):

Research/Data collection (2.5)
Internship, external (2)
Coursework, family therapy (1)
Coursework, advanced therapy (0.5)
Seminars, Case and Research (0.5)
TOTAL: 6.5

CAN YOU SEE THE PROBLEM HERE? SIX. POINT. FIVE. PER WEEK.

Not including such wonderful things as: paperwork, clinic logs, psychometrics, reports and summaries, having a life and OH YEAH, WRITING AN ENTIRE GODDAMN LITERATURE REVIEW FOR A THESIS.

AH HAH.

Apr. 5th, 2010

At the end of the rainbow

Epic European Adventure, Part Four: Dublin

I can't believe it either!

Posting this part as a ginormous thank you to fahye, who let me crash on her futon while my Ma was in town, so as to avoid Ma's legendary snoring. Sleep was had by all! And thus I am finally getting around to posting the next part of this.

THE STORY SO FAR:
Part One, Singapore.
Part Two, Prague.
Interlude 1, Cadbury World.
Part Three, Edinburgh.

This was a difficult leg to get around to, on account of the fact that a) I don't like many of the photos I took and b) I can't remember anything factual! See, usually I swallow a billion guidebooks before I turn up in a city, but this time we had an ACTUAL GUIDE, which apparently means I remember NOTHING. But maybe our guide can fill in the gaps. Everyone give a warm welcome to copinggoggles, a delightful local who told us all about:



Churches, Vikings, Graveyards and Oscar Wilde, you skeezy bastard you.Collapse )

Mar. 16th, 2010

So make him do it anyway

Status update (oh man)

Uni work: I have 14,000 words due by the end of next week. That's right. 14,000. Today I managed to sit down, bang out and submit 3,000 - I cringe to think of the quality. Next priority is 5,000 words due next Wednesday. 9 till 7.30 day today, have an 8 till 5.30 day tomorrow...without a lunch break to speak of.
PS. This doesn't include the weekly standard: research & meeting prep, client preparation, sessions, progress notes, clinic logs, supervision meetings, tutoring (& the prep for), intake duty & of course class.

Mini Cosplay: Jeez, never before has a costume been so prop-oriented. Shuriken about 95% done (and contains EIGHTY-FOUR hot glue sticks), the other prop(s) about 40%. Costume itself....about 60%, I guess? Sounds like not much, but so much of her outfit is accessories. Basics are there. :3

Health: Shit, apparently. I know there are people out there who can function on 3.5 hours sleep (how much I got last night - god damn you, shuriken), but I am not one of them. Lasted most of the day on an apple and a powerade because it was all I could stomach, then knew the exact moment the powerade wore off tonight because I started shaking so hard I dropped the paintbrush. Uh.

Ninja skills: Failing, it would seem. Lost all dignity today to a currawong that swooped me while I was locking my third floor door, then chased me all the way down the stairs with this completely evil hop-hop-hop-SWOOP-hop-hop-hop. Asshole got me six times. What the fuck? Currawongs aren't even supposed to be territorial, let alone go on a homicidal rampage against poor defenseless students. TRAUMA.

Coherency: VERY VERY LOW.

UUHFUhguudhudghuUGhudghduhgud.

MUST. GET. THROUGH. THIS. FORTNIGHT.

Feb. 20th, 2010

The plot; I may have lost it

Blame Rotae

I'm on Twitter.


Urgh I kind of hate myself a little.

Feb. 18th, 2010

Dressing up and playing out

(no subject)

I cosplay just for conversations like this:

Girl 1: So what are you guys getting up to on the weekend?
Girl 2: Oh, just having the family over for lunch. We just painted though, so it'll have to be outside.
Girl 1: How about you, Mel?
Mel: Oh, well assuming I can find a yoga mat and some plastic styrene sheeting, I'll be making a giant shuriken.
Girl 1: ...
Girl 2: ...
Mel: I did it again, didn't I?

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