shinydinosaur: (sherlock)
I didn't make it to my ridiculous goal of 500 new episodes of television in 2011, but I darn near got close with an official count of 410. (It would probably be more like 425 due to numerous Colbert Report episodes I never counted but hey.)

This list includes: click to see my most-watched shows of 2011 + stats )

Anything else I should be doing stats for?
Total hours of television watched, I'm kinda intimidated by the idea of summing that up..
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Good news: This is finals week for college so my mind's a bit scattered but after that, I've got lots of free time on my hands and I've been fighting stress by stitching a lot. And the complements from college people are really motivational.
I also have an 89 in my test average for math which is amazing. No idea what my total grade so far is but shouldn't be lower than an 80.

Bad news: I frikkin got fired from my job after all that hard work busting my ass running that studio - and the district manager never asked for my side on anything, just sent a message to the temp manager at my studio who'd been there a few weeks and told her to let me go. :| :| :|
So woo, no stable income and next semester is creeping up on me in exactly a month. Also I totally just sprained the top of my foot and walking on it is painful as hell. I'll get a bandage wrap for it tomorrow and then time to hunt for the crutches if it's like this Wednesday.

Other good news: I'm probably going to start making really awesome things with my geeky stitchery and selling it on like Etsy and local markets and stuff. Anything from magnets to pendants to phone charms or maybe even keychains - I have a feeling that a good deal of this will be commissioned because I can do literally anything with the finished piece and I can make it exactly how you want it. So if there's something you have in mind, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

As far as actual pricing, I have some guidelines in mind but I haven't bought any of the jewelry/charm/magnet/felt stuff which will probably need to be factored in. Once I know how much that will run me, I'll be able to list fair prices and all the other logistics.

And now, I bring you the awesome.

Mew, Shuckle, Pikachu, and Lugia


Lugia is what I'd consider a large sprite for obvious reasons. Took three hours to make, everyone else came in around two hours.

Pokeballs, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, and a Cascade Badge.

Each one of these took an hour to make - the Pokeballs would be excellent necklaces, magnets, or phone charms, for example. I also plan on making the Master Ball to complete the original pokeball set and then get the colors to make all the original badges.

surprise!non-Pokemon geekery: Rupees (Legend of Zelda)


The picture quality here is the best I could do but I assure you they are vibrantly colored and look fantastic in person. I can do SO much with these (they'll be individual pieces) so it's gonna be fun to experiment. Three hours total to stitch.

I also have a really cool Zelda-inspired project I'm working on for [livejournal.com profile] harbek and [livejournal.com profile] gildedmuse and myself that the former gave me some great suggestions for during a four hour chat to make it even more awesome, and when it's properly set up I'll start posting pictures. Again, very customizable.

AND WHY STOP HERE? There's only eighty bajillion different video games I can work with, more than a few fandoms that lend themselves to sprite-friendly things (Fezzes! Mario! TARDIS!) and I've already gotten a request from a friend to make a phone charm of a character from Adventure Time. Hah. :P

Meme time!

Nov. 5th, 2011 11:59 am
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] chosenfire28 (who stole this from [livejournal.com profile] violensi)


MEMES YAY


SIX NAMES YOU GO BY (in order of frequency):
1. Katherine
2. Kat
3. Ceri
4. Ceribri
5. Shiny
6. Mimi (a bffl gave me this nickname)

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. This beautiful shirt
2. Blue/black/white stripey pajama pants
3. my glasses

THREE THINGS YOU WANT VERY BADLY AT THE MOMENT
1. yummy hot food or a salad and some Starbucks
2. to move out of my house (there is serious long-term idea planning going on)
3. to get the evening off at work thursday b/c I have opera tickets to go with a friend

THREE PEOPLE WHOM YOU HOPE WILL DO THE MEME
1. [livejournal.com profile] harbek
2. [livejournal.com profile] lias9
3. Anyone who likes memes

THREE THINGS YOU DID LAST NIGHT
1. Helped a wonderful friend out with her photography portfolio and mostly got a lot of shots of my long hair and my gorgeous and even longer grey scarf in the wind and omg love the pics. She's gonna have the best stuff in her portfolio everrr.
2. Went to a jazz session downtown for First Friday, had a lot of fun even as the youngest person there, and went to the library's monthly sale and got like ten pounds of books and stuff for like $10.
3. Watched a bucketload of television for the first time in weeks.

THREE PEOPLE YOU LAST TALKED TO ON THE PHONE:
1. my dad
2. my amazing friend mentioned twice already (she's the one calling me Mimi)
3. my mother

THREE THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO DO TOMORROW:
1. probably sleep in, then go to work from 2-6
2. not study for the biology test on friday
3. cross-stitch or read one of my new books or both

FOUR OF YOUR FAVOURITE DRINKS:
1. Orange Juice
2. the arnold palmer drink
3. Water
4. Starbucks Frappicino idek how you spell it

THREE THINGS THAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY:
1. Waking up and realizing I will one day get out of this house. (I do not call this place home unless it's to refer to it as my -temporary- place of residence)
2. Changing my text message notification to the chorus of 'Electric Blues' from Hair (it used to be the chorus of 'Superboy and the Invisible Girl' from Next to Normal and for my old phone it was the Dollhouse theme)
3. Remembering that this Thursday and Friday, respectively, I am taking like my fave guy friend to his fave opera as a semi-surprise (he was in happy shock when I announced I snagged the last 2 tickets my college had) then going to see my friend perform in Fiddler on the Roof.

*gets ready for a 6-hour shift*
shinydinosaur: (N2N: invisiblegirl)
...even if it did drop to like -9 or whatever that night, with the wind.

part the first )

part the second )
part the third. )

I WANNA GO BACK LIKE OMG. /end
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I wrote this short futuristic sci-fi story for a paper for my American English class last November and was cleaning out my computer and found it... I thought it was pretty good, although I don't remember exactly why we had to write it, and I think I got like a B on it for kind of missing the point of the paper or something? Anyways, I wanted to share.

March 7, 4061. That’s when it all started. )

Well, how bad was it? :P
Thoughts?
shinydinosaur: (Default)
I'm determined to get the rest of the Pokemon I need to complete one whole Pokedex. >__<

Diamond
Seen: 375
Obtained: 332

Missing: 1-151 ) Total: 17

152-251 ) Total: 62

Missing: 252-386 ) Total: 49

Missing: 387-490 ) Total: 31

Final total: 159 missing of 491
shinydinosaur: (lulzy steering)
([livejournal.com profile] gildedmuse, you demanded a "full report (of course) of the whole big damn thing", and a full report you shall have. Some mighty impressive TL;DR is here, and I expect you to read it all. XD
Don't say I didn't warn you.)

I'd love to know if anyone else went, and what they thought. (Or even if you didn't, comments are loved) You probably saw me running around snapping pics or whirling on the dance floor, if you attended.

The following is lots of my recollections rather than just a simple report on the event, so apologies if the only thing you wanted to know was textbook details. :P

LONG SHINY REPORT, HERE! )

PS: I was a terrible Bounty Hunter. I recognized all but two people but was so timid to actually go arrest people that I only caught one Outlaw. :P
shinydinosaur: (cute)
I'm such a book fanatic but National Guard + college means that so many of my old books aren't gonna be able to come with me. For one, I'd have no room for them at college, plus either I've outgrown them, my interests change, or I've simply read them so many times that I have 'em memorized. I also need the money so I can rent out a little storage space for the more important things I'm gonna save for college while I'm at Basic Training.

Post or PM if anything looks good? I'd appreciate it. I live in VA but I'm willing to work with you to send it wherever, and I'm honestly not expecting hardly anything for most of these books, since they're not all well-known (which is a shame for some of them).

I've also got this listed on Craigslist, but I'm not sure how well they'll sell there. There's a flea market in my area on October 2 and I plan on setting up a table there with whatever remains.
Anyone know of any comms on LJ I could crosspost this to? Just a thought.

So without further ado, a LOT of LJ cuts, for your sanity.

Nancy Drew (18) - will be sold soon )

Wishbone! (7) )

Mystery/Adventure/animal books (15) )

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/horror (10) )

Magazines (12+) )

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