eighthphase: (persona//epic fail)
2012-10-26 11:35 am

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Tumblr's back up! The reaction was not as glorious as I thought. Fortunately I popped onto Facebook to complain, saw Amber had already complained, commented on her post, and then spent the next half-hour gushing over it with her. So that was nice.

I've strung my horns back onto their elastic, and I've ended up cutting off enough of it while doing so that I don't need to tie off more in order to get them to sit on my head properly. I probably will need to if I want the elastic to sit under my wig instead of under my chin, though. Of course, I can't test it out yet since my wig isn't here yet. I have been so super jumpy waiting for the fucking Fed-Ex truck to show up, I am not even kidding. Like, I got really excited earlier, but it turned out it was only just the gardeners (who honestly don't really do much at all, like I don't even know why we're still paying them. They blow stuff around our yard. That's it. Which is useful when, for example, we've had lots of wind and rain and so our redwood tree has decided to shed everywhere, but is far less useful at any other time). And then the house was making its creaky house noises and my aunt was scuttling about in her room, so I kept getting up and checking.

But no. My package is not here yet.

I did the stencil for my shirt, and started painting the Aries symbol on. The fabric paint I have is actually a lot brighter than I'd like... I've only put one coat on, and it looks kind of distressed, really; I like it, and I'm tempted to leave it more or less as it is. It also looks kind of sloppy, though... Well, maybe I only think it looks sloppy because I know it is; it might look fine to other people. I guess I'll find out later.

Yesterday I asked for candy requests in a comment, relating to how I was going to be dressing up; I didn't get any replies. Today I was smart and made an actual post about it, and so I'm actually getting requests now. I'll have to go out and buy candy later, but I'd already anticipated that.

I also need to clean up my nails; they're all lovely and dark red, but, uh... also really messy. So I need to go around with a Q-tip or a brush or something.

...and I need to finish Pinky's bag! Ugh ugh ugh ugh I should have it done by now ): I'm a bit further with it! But not... not enough. D:

eighthphase: (persona//sinking with the melody)
2012-10-22 08:48 pm

and on homestuck upd8 (spoilers!)


ugh ugh ugh i really wanted to like damara because she's a megido i mean she's aradia's ancestor you know!? and at first i was all okay it's weird she talks in japanese but that's okay but uhhhhh girl your sprites are kinda creeping me out and then i translated the text dump and WHAT THE FUCK GIRL WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU EVEN ON OH MY GOD

with a side of really, hussie, did we really need an omeagle troll?? ugh. although i guess it's not so much omeagle as /h/ or maybe /d/ i guess??? but it's still just like... jesus fuck i wanted to like her so bad but i can't, i just can't.

i don't even hate her like i do vriska, i really fucking hate vriska, i just... ughhhhhh

it makes me not look at meenah in such a good light either, i mean i was inclined to kind of like meenah (probably because she's mostly the pov character in these flash games really) but if what rufioh and aranea were going on about is true (and i mean isn't that kind of what aranea's whole purpose in these is, is to exposit at us?) then holy fuck meenah did you really have to do that

and i mean i guess it's also partly rufioh for fucking cheating but i mean holy shit damara did you really have to paralyse him from the neck down?!? i mean meenah probably deserved getting iced since she (apparently) played off damara's insecurity/jealousy while also pushing rufioh and horuss (was that his name? ugh i should double-check but i'm really fucking lazy) together (and probably did other shit too but jesus) so i'm definitely not complaining about that but...


i wonder if aradia's met damara, and what her reaction is/was and what she thinks of her. i really wonder.

eighthphase: (tsubasa//leisurely)
2012-10-22 08:05 pm

moar aradia upd8

so i'm not actually using vriska's quirk for this even though there's an 8 up there in the title! actually i guess i'm using more like aradia's except she doesn't use much punctuation

i type a lot like this in chats to be honest but uh in a blog post you actually kind of need a bit of punctuation so that you can tell sentences and shit so there's that. also lack of apostrophes makes me very annoyed and sometimes you just really need a comma (says the girl who hasn't used a single comma in this post yet!)

several of my professors today (well okay i only had two today so both of them) asked if we were watching the presidential debate or the giants game tonight. "it's such a tough choice!" they said. no it's not a tough choice, everyone's watching the giants game! well at least i am. it's not like presidential debates are actually very useful anyway, it's all sound bites and whoever looks better on tv and none of that actually has much bearing on running a freaking country.

today was not a very nice day honestly, the weather was pretty shit. (oh snap a comma!) i mean i like the rain and all, but i like having a choice of whether or not to be in it! i did not have a choice this morning. fortunately it let up after a while. i wanted to get a hot chocolate while it was still drizzling out but the coffee cart's making-hot-drinks-machine was broken ): but on my way to government class it was working again! so i had a large hot chocolate and it was tasty :9 by that point i felt really bad though, and by the time i got off the bus (well by the time i got on the bus really) i wanted to drive an ice pick into my skull and also my uterus was trying to punch me in the face. which was not very fun! but then my mum was all "so you wanted to go into ross right?" and i was all "sigh yeah okay i did even though i feel like shit i guess it won't take very long" and it didn't take very long at all!

and also i found an aradia skirt!! so that was nice and awesome :D it's all long and swishy and comfy. so actually i first found a black one that looked about right except that it was black, and then my mum was "okay let's keep looking" and then we found a grey one that was the same! except for being grey and therefore perfect of course. (:

so now all i need to do is paint aries on my shirt and dig out my leggings to wear under my skirt and everything will be done! well except for the stuff that still hasn't shipped yet ugh ugh ugh why

the shipping status has actually changed on that stuff! it went from 'not yet shipped' to 'shipping soon'. what does shipping soon even mean?? it's like "oh yeah we still haven't shipped your shit yet but we're totally actually going to ship it don't worry" which is really not that reassuring considering i placed the order like an entire week ago and the other stuff i ordered at exactly the same time already showed up. T:<

also also also! my whole family votes by mail-in ballot and so i'm finally getting around to filling mine out. with the voter guide by my side of course, except that the thing i really really needed it for (well okay i needed it for everything since i actually don't know much about anything on the ballot but whatever) which was the propositions. i know there's information about them available but i have to look it up and of course my mum had the computer when i needed it ): and then she turned on the giants game so i'm watching that right now, so there's that.

i feel like i don't really want to vote for anyone who puts a url in their voter guide blurb but that doesn't really help when nearly everybody does it. at least there was only one person who took the opportunity to pimp their book, i was all, really? like, you're really doing that? ugh.

anyway my laptop battery's about to die but i'm still watching the game (ahahahaha home run fuck yeah) so i guess i'll cut this short so i can conserve power. i'm kind of rambling now anyway! maybe later i'll talk about the update <3

eighthphase: (noctis//another turning point)
2012-10-20 03:05 pm

Aradia costume woes, or, Nothing is ever easy.


Okay, okay. So this is what's happened. I managed to get a shirt for my Aradia outfit; I just have to make a stencil for the Aries symbol (which I am somehow consistently misspelling, ugh) and paint it on. Easy. I've just finished spraying clear coat onto my horns; I borrowed some from my brother and it's got this really nice satin finish and they look good. They're drying now. And the eyeliner I ordered came in the mail today.

Which is where my current problems begin.

So, first, in the time it took for the seller I bought it from to ship it and for it to get to my house, Amazon hasn't yet even shipped the rest of the order. And since we used free shipping... I don't expect to see it until Friday or later. (And later would be bad.) But, I mean, sometimes that's just life. Packages take a while to show up. I know how that works.

Secondly, and more importantly, I spent a whole lot of time looking up alternatives to red eyeliner, because red eyeliner is apparently hard to find. "Maybe I can just use lip liner, instead!" I thought. So I looked it up.

The internet is fairly adamant that no, you can't substitute lip liner for eyeliner. Or rather, you can if you really want to, but you probably shouldn't. (Well, the FDA says "no don't do it ever not ever" but most other places say it's more of a consistency issue than a "you'll poison your eyes" issue like the FDA says. Relatedly, their guide for eye makeup safety says that you shouldn't use lip liner on your eyes because it could contain ingredients that aren't eye-safe. And then proceeds to not make any kind of mention of what sorts of cosmetics ingredients aren't eye-safe. Because it's not like that would ever be useful information ever.)

There is a reason I'm making a big deal about lip liner. The reason is this: the product listing I ordered on Amazon listed it as eyeliner. The product I've received says "lip liner" right there on it.

This is annoying (false advertising, anyone?) but not as annoying as it could be. It is as annoying as it could be, but for a completely different reason: I cannot find, anywhere on the internet, a listing of what the fuck this lip liner has in it. I just want to know if it's eye-safe! But there's no ingredients listing on the lip liner and neither the brand nor the distributor seem to have a website, so the ingredient lists seem to be entirely unavailable. (So even though a bit of judicious googling has led me to some information about ingredients, it isn't any help since I don't know what's in the fucking lip-liner.)

Of course, YOLO and all, so I've put some on the inside of my elbow just to make sure I'm not allergic to it, and if nothing happens (disclaimer: I pretty much never do allergy tests ever and I don't think anything is going to happen) then I'll just fucking use it as eyeliner, I guess. (Ugh god it smears what the fuck.)

Third, although this is entirely unrelated to Amazon or shipping or make-up, how fucking hard is it to find a long grey skirt. Seriously, I thought red eye make-up was hard to find (spoilers: I guess it is) but goddamn I just need this skirt and then I am done and I cannot fucking find one. Actually that's a lie, I found one that would be absolutely perfect at a thrift store if not for the fact that 1) it was slightly too long for me and 2) it had this gigantic fucking slit up the front. So there was that.

I've literally checked everywhere I've gone in the past week that's sold clothes and nobody sells long fucking skirts. There are still a few places I can try (there's a couple of bargain stores at the Hub, and I need to go that way anyway for 1) the bus stop and 2) CVS, so I can pick up those fake eyelashes) but by this point I think I might have to just make the thing myself. Which I can totally do, you know, I've found plenty of easy patterns and I may hand-sew slow as shit and my stitches aren't the neatest ever but the end result is totally durable; the problem is that 1) it takes time to do and 2) fabric is not cheap. I want to use jersey fabric (might as well make a comfy skirt if I have to make a skirt, right?) but that's anywhere between $10 and $15 a yard, I'd need about 2 yards, and I am fucking broke right now.

Also my shirt might be a bit too low-cut, but AHAHAHAHAHA costume accuracy what's that, and anyway I was planning on wearing a long-sleeved shirt and leggings, both grey, under my clothes anyway, because it's at least supposed to be getting cold outside and this way I can pretend to be paying the vaguest amount of attention to the fact that trolls have grey skin. So there's that.

Which is a thing that I say a lot, I've noticed.

Also, I am nothing if not impatient so time to go put on some red eyeliner! YOLO and all that. (I actually don't like the phrase "yolo" but you'd never know it reading this post, would you?)