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So I guess it’s been, like, a year since I made an actual Life Update-type post. Umm, oops? I took some extended breaks from the internet, but I’m pretty much back now, which I suppose means, it’s time for some Year in Review bullet points:

- I started T last June, and a year in I’m generally really happy with the changes, though I’m really ready for the back acne part of this second puberty thing to be over, thanks. I’m still trying to get a handle on proper facial hair management; this shit is harder than it looks. Do most guys actually learn this stuff from their dads? Because if everyone has to pick it up through osmosis and trial and error, I’m actually really surprised with the overall competence of the male population.

- I’m going back to school in September for my Optician’s certificate. I can’t say it’s something I’m super excited and passionate about, but it seems like an okay day job. I was on a mat leave contract at work and now that my coworker is back they can’t keep me on full time so I’m working part time this summer and will be able to continue while I’m at school.

- I’m not totally giving up on jewelry design, though. I took a basic metal smithing class through continuing ed at VCC this winter, so there’s a bunch of projects I could actually do now, if I had access to the right equipment. Unfortunately, the one place in Vancouver that was renting studio time to the public isn’t in business anymore, and I can’t see the landlady being open to me using even a small torch in our house. I was thinking about trying to find someone with a private studio who wants to rent it out once or twice a month, but I have no idea how to go about tracking someone like that down. Anyway, once I’m done my two years of optician school and put in a year or two in the industry, I’ll see where I am in terms of having enough work for a portfolio to apply to the full time jewelry program at VCC.

- I was sick for most of both February and May, and spent most of the intervening four months avoiding people, both on the internet and in real life. Mostly, what I did was catch up on all the TV I hadn’t watched for two years. I’m pretty much caught up on everything now, except for the second half of this season of Supernatural.

- I’m really ridiculously in love with Doctor Who and Burn Notice, though not in a fic-reading kind of way. I’m honestly a little scared that the fandoms can’t possibly compare to the awesomeness of the canons. If anyone’s got a really phenomenal rec, I’m willing to be proven wrong, though.

- I must admit that I’m not as fond of Matt Smith’s Doctor as I was of David Tennant’s quite yet, but Amy totally makes up for it. I love her so much, OMG.

- Fandom-wise, I’ve been cycling between popslash, Adam Lambert and figure skating. Currently, I’m mostly really obsessed with skating. I just really love this fandom so much in all its complete sparkly ridiculousness. <3 Because you can't take yourself too seriously and like Evan Lysacek at the same time!

- THAT SAID I would be very happy if we could move away from the kinkmeme format now, please. It defeats all the advantages of doing fandom on a lj-type platform and makes it really hard to keep track of everything.

- Also, I would like to state for the record that I really, really hate the word “stan”. (And yet, I’ve been spending so much time reading _skating recently that I keep using it in my head. Please kill me now.)

- The fact that this whole fandom has decided that Evan has pain and humiliation kinks (and keeps actually writing it well) makes me really incredibly happy, guys. Anyone who like boys with issues who don't know what they're doing trying to do BDSM (and I know some of you do) needs to read [livejournal.com profile] neery's Rituals right now. THIS IS THE SWANGOOSE DYNAMIC OF MY HEAAARRRRTT. I WANT TO READ THEM LIKE THIS FOREVER AND EVER.

- I have Backstreet Boys tickets for August! \o/

- One of the things I have learned this year is that I am willing to spend a lot more money to see BSB than Adam Lambert. I feel it's good to know these things about yourself.

So, that's me. How are all of you?
I'm going to be in Winnipeg July 6-19th for Folk Fest and the week after, so people there should tell me what you're schedules are like/if anything interesting is happening!

Date: 2010-06-30 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hadespuppy.livejournal.com
I'm leaving Winnipeg at a ridiculously early hour on the 7th, so we shall have to get together on the 6th. Possibly after [livejournal.com profile] thegiantkiller gets in at 2:30.

Also, Meaghan was trying to get hold of you apparently, so she told me to tell you to email her or find her on facebook or something.

Date: 2010-06-30 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilde_stallyn.livejournal.com
I get in at 7:00 that evening.

Ooookay. I don't think I have her email...

Date: 2010-07-06 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilde_stallyn.livejournal.com
Um, so, did you want to hang out tomorrow evening or is that too late for you?

Date: 2010-07-06 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hadespuppy.livejournal.com
I think I can manage something. It may involve you watching me pack, but I will try to avoid that.

Date: 2010-07-06 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilde_stallyn.livejournal.com
Yay! I'm awesome at watching people do things.

...I'm not sure that came out right.

Anyway, do you just want to to come by your place once I'm in town?

Date: 2010-07-06 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hadespuppy.livejournal.com
Give me a call, and we'll see where I'm at. I may just want to run away from it for a little while.

Date: 2010-06-30 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] belleweather.livejournal.com
LOL. I have just discovered that I am willing to spend more money to see Adam Lambert than just about anyone other than U2 or Peter Gabriel. This puts him in very august company in my world and makes me a bit ashamed of myself. (In my defense, almost all of my other favorite bands still play $20 bar shows, so I can measure my love in spazzy fangirlness and not money.) Still. Adam tix. 7/17. So excited. Sort of wondering if he'll be actually shagging Tommy on stage by then or not, the way things are going... ;)

Date: 2010-07-01 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilde_stallyn.livejournal.com
He's not actually coming up here on this tour. He played a one-off show at the casino back in April and the tickets were like $90 or something ridiculous. I was hoping he'd come back during the tour, but no such luck. :/

Date: 2010-06-30 03:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nopseud
I'm sure you'll have an awesome time at the Backstreet show. It's definitely my favourite of their shows that I've seen.

Date: 2010-06-30 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skylar-inari.livejournal.com
I want Backstreet Boys tickets. :/ But I don't want to go alone because I am a coward and I am having difficulties convincing my sister of the awesomeness of this idea. Weirdly, I think I am getting somewhere with convincing my mom. I'm totally awesome, maybe going to a concert with my mom but omigod I don't care.

And my throat hurts. What? You wanted real news (not that I have much blah blah blah roleplaying blah blah blah anime blah blah blah work = my life, with a side of video games) at seven in the morning? Ha! *IS SO EXCITING*

Following my regular boring life, I don't have many plans, weekends are probably better for me, if you want to meet up (if not, I am okay, I am pretty fond of my boring life), and I'll need to double check to make sure I'm as free as I think I am. *is useful, really*

(And I am amused that you linked your flist. IDEK.)

Date: 2010-07-01 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilde_stallyn.livejournal.com
I'm going to be at Folk fest the first weekend. We could get together Friday night on the 16th, or the Saturday or Sunday afternoon following.

(A lot of people on my flist seem to do that. I don't really know why. *is a sheep*)

Date: 2010-07-14 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilde_stallyn.livejournal.com
So, um, do any of those times this weekend work for you?

Date: 2010-07-14 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] give-areason.livejournal.com
DEAR LJ, WAY TO FAIL. D:

I like comment notifs. They are very dear to my heart. As they should be considering the number of RP journals I have...

And yes, I am far too lazy to log into my IRL journal at the moment, so you're getting the journal I was under anyway.

Ugh. Due to LJ fail, I was all OKAY. WELL. I GUESS MY TIMING ISN'T RIGHT. And have plans of the mostly-online sort with peoples and cancelling is... kinda crappy thing to do. :/

So uh. Well. That sucks. Boo. I am sorry?

Date: 2010-07-15 05:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilde_stallyn.livejournal.com
*shakes fist at lj*

Well, such is life. As of now, I don't have any plans at all for anytime Saturday or Sunday, so if anything changes, drop me a line.

Date: 2010-06-30 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eversor-deus.livejournal.com
Good to hear from you! :D Second puberty sounds very unpleasant. I'm pretty sure I'm still going through my first one. *pokes skin*

(gotta get ready for work, so only a quick reply from me)

Date: 2010-07-05 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greek-amazon.livejournal.com
WHEN SHALL WE GET TOGETHER (((CAPS)))?!?!

Seriously, though, when. I'm good for most days after 2:00, free on Fridays and Saturdays and MOST of Sundays... but the weekdays would be better, probably. Unless you feel like going to the lake.

Hey, waitaminnit. You're here on the tenth. *Goes to facebook to fix something*

Date: 2010-07-05 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wilde_stallyn.livejournal.com
Any week days after Folk Fest/the eleventh work for me!

Date: 2010-07-09 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greek-amazon.livejournal.com
How about the 16th or the 17th?

Date: 2011-06-12 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teesa-nezumi.livejournal.com
Oh my gosh, has it really been a year since I read your blog? I AM SORRY! Let's please stay in touch, despite my very boring life choices and failure to keep track of your valid e-mail address. I would love to hear about YOUR life next time you're in town.

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