32 Years Around the Sun

A big thank you to everyone who helped me get to now. <3

Hi again, world! ❤

Hehe, yeah I’ve been gone for a while, haven’t I? Well, as I  mentioned in my previous (albeit impromptu) post, life kinda happened, and I decided to take a break from a lot of things for a while.

Also, I got married to a wonderful person who is willing to support me in everything I do, and through a long chain of events, 2015 became my “inhale year,” to borrow a term from the fantastic Amanda Palmer.

I admit that at first, I didn’t quite know what to do with myself. I was so used to being constantly busy, constantly sleepless, constantly burned out, that the idea of STOPPING and resting felt embarrassingly alien. It’s been long ingrained in my brain that anything less than being a busy worker bee with the constant danger of running yourself to the ground was unacceptable. It was being lazy, it was being unproductive, it was being a moocher, it was selfish, and most painfully, it was being a burden to everyone around you.

Thankfully, though, and with much help and support from my loving, ever-patient husband, as well as bunch of stalwart friends, it finally hit me on the head: “All these years, I wished I had enough time for myself, and I now have it at last!”

I realized how since I dropped out of university at 19 years old, I never stopped working. I never really had a break, and all I’ve ever really known was the routine of jobs and socially-acceptable productivity.

So yes, in 2015, I learned to stop being ashamed of trying to take care of myself and pursuing my own interests. I spent more time with our cats, I learned new recipes, I learned how to make desserts, I took joy in making sure the husband’s belly is always full with good food, I read more books, I played more video games, I watched more movies and listened to more music. I became more grateful for what we had. I ate healthier, I ate better. I slept more, and I said no more often.

Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all peachy keen 100% of the time, and I would lapse into my neurotic, panicked self more often than I care to admit. The husband heroically bore the brunt of it all, each time I would throw a tantrum, and I could never thank him enough for that. During those periods when I DID actually “get it,” though, I learned so much.

Now in 2016, just a few days after celebrating my approximately 32 years around the sun, I enter a new year with a fresh perspective, and a new mindset. Probably for the first time since I was 19. It’s both terrible and wonderful, as fear and hope collide in my brain to turn into what I like to think is exhilaration. So thank you, everyone, and everything. I am where I am and who I am today because of you. And I think I really like where and who I am right now, and I am excited to roll up my sleeves again and see what we can come up with this time around.

It’s an exhale year now. Wish me luck.

Oh, and everyone?

Remember to breathe. ❤

Powerpuff La Kill

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So. Kill La Kill episode 20. AHAHAHAHA MY BODY IS NOT READY.

Anyway, someone over at /r/KillLaKill asked for a Powerpuff Girls crossover, so I figured why not. I DID switch Nui and Satsuki, though, just because I figured Satsuki would be even more pissed at a.) not being the leader, and b.) being forced to wear pigtails. Plus Nui’s color scheme is closer to Blossom’s, so yeah. LOL.

Someone also suggested Ragyo as HIM. I’ll see what I can do. XDDD

In the meantime, time to get some sleep. X__x;;;

How to introduce someone to Minecraft

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As I’ve mentioned a couple of days ago, my fiance and I have been spending our time playing Minecraft, with him at the controls, and me as the backseat driver. I’ve also mentioned previously that I wasn’t really into this game because I like having my games’ visuals gorgeous.

Well… we haven’t stopped playing, LOL.

Block by block, we have continued to make various improvements to our mountain-top fortress, and we even dragged a belligerent horse from 4000 blocks away (large biomes are INSANE). We have coordinates to various landmarks written down on the IRL calendar hanging by our IRL doorway. We obsessively preserve our progress by making spare copies of our save game in case of sudden LAVA. It has been awesome, and we’ve been having a really good time.

I think we’ll be playing this particular game for quite a while.

Today, mountain-top fortresses with lava-powered heating systems. Tomorrow, sky bridges. Yeah.

Nutrition Fascists YEAH

Because in the middle of our Christmas dinner, Davide looks up from his plate, sees the bottle of parmesan cheese sitting in front of him, and declares, “Okay. I just misread ‘nutrition facts’ as ‘nutrition fascists’.”

The topic was then discussed in detail over the next half hour.

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Wedding Manga for JR and Akie ♥

[Commission] Wedding Manga by ksolaris

Made a manga for a friend’s wedding that shows how she and her hubby first met and got together. Fun commission! ^_^

Click on the pic to view the full mini-manga in PDF. 😀