nirix5: (padme zombie movies)
Two A's and a B+ = 3.76 GPA.

Not bad for my first semester of grad school! It's like, every level I move up in education I get better grades. Achievement unlocked?

Also: day two of Hell Month. I'm planning on ordering the wigs today. After I go to the bank, get the car inspected, pay the energy bill, do the dishes, and try to return a Yankees Snuggie to the mall.

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nirix5: (padme zombie movies)
Two A's and a B+ = 3.76 GPA.

Not bad for my first semester of grad school! It's like, every level I move up in education I get better grades. Achievement unlocked?

Also: day two of Hell Month. I'm planning on ordering the wigs today. After I go to the bank, get the car inspected, pay the energy bill, do the dishes, and try to return a Yankees Snuggie to the mall.

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nirix5: (fantasia ballet)
We've been doing this little center adagio in class that is beautiful, although simple. I was kicking around the idea of filming it set to music, along with the waltz combination we've been doing. Initially, I thought this music (from Le Portrait de Petite Cossette) would be good, but when I was marking it there's something a little off in the beat. Although I marked it again just now and it worked... I think I'm getting a little thrown off because you don't hear the third beat in the percussion, it's more like, 1,2,-, and I just need to count it right and not get thrown off.

Well, none of that seems to have made any sense. Regardless, this plan makes the otaku in me a happy camper.

Maybe I'll talk to Jesse about choreographing a piece to all this geek music that I have. I've scoured Youtube, and there really isn't any ballet set to LOTR, FF, or any of the music that really moves me and makes me want to dance. I've been working on choreographing a company piece using Silent Hill music, but that's still far from completion.

Speaking of ballet + otaku. I wish with all my heart that Princess Tutu cosplayers would stay the hell away from pointe shoes. Okay. I get it. Believe me, I do! However, wanting to "feel like a ballerina" isn't worth breaking your ankles, Miss I-can't-stay-over-my-boxes-with-a-side-of-extra-sickle. I mean, take a few lessons before you do "ballet poses" with your hips all over the place, terrible posture, and turnout that's not- you turn out from the hips, not from your feet, kthnx. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH.

/rant

In other news, my degages are improving. And I've mastered the art of doing a grand battement with squared hips- not quite as high as they were going now, but that's because I wasn't doing a GB, I was doing a spiral warmup. Damn you, figure skating! Damn you and your beautiful open spirals!!!

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nirix5: (sara- shower)
I wound up taking two Benadryl last night because I had this headache that just would. not. leave. As a result of this, my head no longer hurts but I lack the energy to do anything at all. So far I've gone to the dining hall, and I'm wiped out.

Obviously, skipping Circus Arts. I'm tired and loopy enough that a) I don't have the energy to lift my arms over my head, and if I did, I'd b) give myself a concussion with the poi. This kind of sucks, as it's the last meeting of the semester.

Gotta study Latin anyway, dammit. Final's on Tuesday.

Also have to get everything together for con. We have to buy our tickets online by the 16th, or wait and buy them when we get there. That's not too much of a problem, but who the hell wants to wait on line in the cold? Suckage.

I'm pretty excited about what I'm doing. I'll post pictures when it's done and also WIP pics; I'm going to leave it as a suprise till then, though. All I'll say for right now is that it involves some welding and a good bit of actual engineering, and that it will trump any ----------s that happen to be floating around in the cosplay world.

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nirix5: (sara- shower)
I wound up taking two Benadryl last night because I had this headache that just would. not. leave. As a result of this, my head no longer hurts but I lack the energy to do anything at all. So far I've gone to the dining hall, and I'm wiped out.

Obviously, skipping Circus Arts. I'm tired and loopy enough that a) I don't have the energy to lift my arms over my head, and if I did, I'd b) give myself a concussion with the poi. This kind of sucks, as it's the last meeting of the semester.

Gotta study Latin anyway, dammit. Final's on Tuesday.

Also have to get everything together for con. We have to buy our tickets online by the 16th, or wait and buy them when we get there. That's not too much of a problem, but who the hell wants to wait on line in the cold? Suckage.

I'm pretty excited about what I'm doing. I'll post pictures when it's done and also WIP pics; I'm going to leave it as a suprise till then, though. All I'll say for right now is that it involves some welding and a good bit of actual engineering, and that it will trump any ----------s that happen to be floating around in the cosplay world.

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nirix5: (spoiled little helper)
Been gone for a while. School is hella busy. In fact, I have a final in a few hours that totally snuck up on me. Like, I-didn't-know-about-it-till-Tuesday snuck up on me.

Apparently snuck is not a word.

Also just rocked out at a Latin test. Latin has been tricky as hell, and we thought that today's test was going to be awful, since it covered chapters 11-15, and we only tackled 15 on Monday. It really wasn't, though- this was probably because the passage we had to translate was about Achilles, and I know the Trojan War like the back of my hand.

I have to write a ten page paper on Friday, and then another one on Sunday. Bleargh.


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What else has been going on?


Turned 25. Ate some cake.

Going to the semiformal tonight. Will eat some cake?

Final later on. Will not be cake.


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I've dedicated my life to cosplay.

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I've decided to admit that I like Christmas. I like it a lot. I can't wait to get home, put the lights up, and bake some motherfucking cookies.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


If this final was on Sephiroth prOn, I would totally ace it.


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Does anyone else think that Padme looks like a very grown up Hermione in these pictures?

On the costuming board...

Star Wars
Padme's funeral dress
The Lake dress
The most kickin' belly shirt ever

Lord of the Rings
Eowyn's green gown
...I just want this one...
Arwen's coronation gown
The Requiem gown
-and her cut-from-the-movie battle dress

Soulfire
Grace's formal gown
Gotta love orange bikinis
Purple bikini
Gothic Grace (kinda)
The statue version of the outfit I will probably end up making
The same thing, cover version

I love shiny things and pretty clothes. *manic grin and squee*

I think I'm going to do a henna tattoo of the Rebel Alliance insignia on my back for the Star Wars premiere. However, the whole Princess-Leia-Slave-Outfit is still on the drawing board, so chances are no one will see it. Pout.

Thought about getting it as an actual tattoo but decided against it in favor of the Ace of Swords in Quinn's tarot deck. (Two butterflies and a sword and OMFG the butterflies are pretty and their colors match the tattoo I already have!)

Still, it would be cool to have a Rebel Alliance tattoo...
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This costume was worn to the Gathering of the Fellowship Masquerade Ball in Toronto in December of 2003, and the pictures were actually taken last spring. Took me forever to get them developed, but here they finally are.

My biggest thank you in this whole project goes to [livejournal.com profile] armyj, who let me use his sewing machine the day before we went to Toronto. Never would have finished it without his help :)

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The first in the "Wow, who ran over your dog?" series (according to my dad.)

Wherein Feather tries to get the whole Elven vibe goin' on )


Making it )

And finally...

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Galadriel and Luthien, from the Lothlorien PD Crime Lab Graveyard Shift!
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Man, it drives me nuts. I have all these journal entries in my head, and I never get a chance to write them, and when I do finally get to sit down and type something, there's no point cause it's past news and all out of my head anyway.

Work is work and play is play. Foreverfree is gone, so now I have to search for yet another hosting service, it's raining, and I'm hungry. I (still) have ten thousand people to call and/or email and haven't done it yet. I'm trying to talk my sister and my mother into playing musical bedrooms so I can (selfishly) have the room I want, and am (suprisingly) succeeding. Legolas still follows me around and makes a general pain of himself but (aww) he takes care of me. I need new shoes and that's my life right now.

I'm not complaining, mind you. Just stating facts.

We're in for a cool, wet summer, I think. Who knows. I'll be working on the best days of it anyway, so...? Huzzah, I suppose.

Got two costume patterns at Joanne's -Kelsey's Eowyn and my Tar Ancalime- for the Toronto thing. But I got them for 99 cents each- and they're like fifteen bucks a piece normally! So WOO!

Last night I dreamed that I didn't know what to do with my life, so I asked Mom about it. She took me into this bakery, and was pointing out things and talking about them. She held up a pie and said that the meaning of life could be found inside. In my dream all this philosophy mixed with food made perfect sense and when I woke up I was convinced that I had just opened up a bakery of my own last week.

Either it's a sign from God or I'm going crazy.

And stuff.

Dec. 17th, 2002 05:14 pm
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So, the Two Towers is tomorrow.

Things I have:

~elf pants
~elf shirt
~tiara
~ears
~tickets
~soundtrack
~Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
~other makeup

Woo. Oddly enough I'm more excited that Ben is insane about ancient civilizations as I am. We're going to write books about... things. Many, many things. WOO!!! IDEAS!!!

I'm really thirsty. Just so you know.

I have to call Johanna. Maybe I'll stop by later. I also have to call Alta and Tamara. And go to a singing lesson cause I skipped yesterday.

I don't like Avril Lavigne very much, but I really like this song.

(Is this random enough for you yet?)

If you want to know what Tamara looks like, picture Dominic Moneghan (spelling?), who played Merry in LOTR, as a girl with red hair.

FUCKING STRANGE.

They look exactly alike.

Anna. I talked to your Mom today. Hee!

Blah blah.

Nov. 21st, 2002 08:17 pm
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Seeing as LOTR TTT tickets go on sale tomorrow, I have to ask this.

Is anyone else going dressed up? Does anyone else want to?

For those of you in the Syracuse area who want to go on opening night (assuming we can get it together) dressed up or semi dressed up at Carousel with us, please email me about it ASAP.

If you need help with costuming, let me know and I'll give you some great links. I'm going to try making the ears later this week. Also, people who need tiaras/diadems/circlets, email me about that. I'm making a bunch of them for this.

*crosses fingers that it all works, somehow*

If we can pull it off, it'll be so much FUN! Afterparty at my house! lol.
nirix5: (Default)
I GOT MY SKATES BACK TODAY!!!!!!! JOOOOYYYYYYY!!!

And Alta put a tiara in the box for me as a present, the darling girl! Pearls and diamonds on silver...my newest addition to the collection.

I was up till twelve thirty last night fiddling around with a sheet- a "woodland pines" print, so it didn't get the same effect, but *shrug*- and I finally figured out a way to drape it to get the backless effect. Now all I need is a way to figure out the collar to hold up the front. This is gonna be FUN.

Totally, utterly, beyond-all-hope insane, but FUN. I got the film, who's gonna bring the camera???

Hey, check out my icon. Simplistic, but for a computer illiterate fool such as myself, quite an accomplishment. *beams*
nirix5: (Default)
Star Wars opens at midnight. And I don't have money, or a ride, or a decent costume. Phooey. I'm so fucking excited- now that the setup is out of the way, the only way to go is up. And as much as I love LOTR, I'm a Star Wars girl at heart. When I was little I used to pretend I was Leia.

I'm ridiculously hyper. I think it has something to do with the movie opening and stuff, and Amidala's outfits ROCK.

Which brings me to my next thing. Ayako-chan, SW, this weekend, dressed up? Was just talking with Tom about it. We should get a bunch of people together and go dressed up. And take the bus if we can't enough rides, lol. I'm draging out the toga sheets to make Amidala's backless dress. Yesnolemmeknow, right.

Okay. I'm just rambling and laughing now so I'm going to go find sheets. Wish me luck.

HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN WITH HIS SHIRT OFF!!!!!!!!!!
MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!

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