Today's Lesson

Librarian 9-5, M-F. Significantly stranger person all other times.

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IMG_6806 on Flickr.Well Cris, this week you wanted different cards than the ones you’ve usually been getting :-P
So this week, its about planting seeds for later, but in ridiculously dramatic OLD STUFF DIES START NEW STUFF YAY way. Although the new stuff will feel like I’m a bit stuck, aside from having to sacrificing something for new stuff. And maybe in light of tonight’s whining about the unfairness of life, some of the good actions I’ve taken in my own life may start leading to solidly good stuff, possibly financial. And all together, the influences lead to me being teh awesome, worshiped and well regarded again. Hooray!

IMG_6806 on Flickr.

Well Cris, this week you wanted different cards than the ones you’ve usually been getting :-P



So this week, its about planting seeds for later, but in ridiculously dramatic OLD STUFF DIES START NEW STUFF YAY way. Although the new stuff will feel like I’m a bit stuck, aside from having to sacrificing something for new stuff. And maybe in light of tonight’s whining about the unfairness of life, some of the good actions I’ve taken in my own life may start leading to solidly good stuff, possibly financial. And all together, the influences lead to me being teh awesome, worshiped and well regarded again. Hooray!

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IMG_6699 on Flickr.Tried something different this week. The first, bottom three are teh now, and then I wanted to see what they might lead up to.
Right now it looks like I’m doing great, having triumphed over adversity, or at least successfully picked up the pieces of whatever was left after the fall. I’m putting things back together again.
However, on one hand I’m concerned about overloading myself while high on victories. On the other, availing myself of the emotional successes will lead me on to more awesome.
Awesome + further challenges (hopefully not too many) will either lead me to Even More Awesome, or I’ll attract the attention of some paragon-ish guy with the ability to lead me further. Yay?

IMG_6699 on Flickr.

Tried something different this week. The first, bottom three are teh now, and then I wanted to see what they might lead up to.

Right now it looks like I’m doing great, having triumphed over adversity, or at least successfully picked up the pieces of whatever was left after the fall. I’m putting things back together again.

However, on one hand I’m concerned about overloading myself while high on victories. On the other, availing myself of the emotional successes will lead me on to more awesome.

Awesome + further challenges (hopefully not too many) will either lead me to Even More Awesome, or I’ll attract the attention of some paragon-ish guy with the ability to lead me further. Yay?

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tensioncomic:

Only Lovers Left Alive does what I have always wanted a vampire film to do.  I don’t even think I’ve ever thought about what a good vampire film should do.  Not until I was watching this.  Sure, I’ve started vampire stories myself, just to get the ideas on the page…themes of agelessness, displacement,  detachment, autonomy, dependance, and what it must be like to get out of bed as the sun is sinking below the horizon, never to be seen again.  To live literally forever and to walk the Earth gaining knowledge and insight… to HAVE TIME….and ROCK N’ ROLL.

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IMG_6545 Year from May2014 on Flickr.Did a year forecast, this time on my b’day instead of Beltane, but whatevs :-P
Starting with the 4 of Swords as this May, and running clockwise to April of next year.
This month, despite the fun birthday, has been kindof a drag with health problems and being unsure about my future, so there’s been a lot of resting and not doing as much as I’d like.
However, it looks like I’ll be in my element all summer and autumn until November, which could be weird, December looks bad, January stressful, and then OK again. I hope this means it won’t be too hot for me to function this summer? June is searching, July is finding a tsunami of affection and inspiration. Possible teamwork opportunity in August. “Wealth” in September and October. Travel of some sort in March. And daydream reflections in April.
In the center is the sort of theme of the year. Last year it was Temperance. This year its the Knight of Pentacles. So not just about learning money management, but striking outside of the house in a sure footed and well planned manner. Possibly taking the lessons of Temperance and projecting them outwards. Also, more adventure than last year, yay! Tho at this point, going to a new monthly rpg would be an adventure.

IMG_6545 Year from May2014 on Flickr.

Did a year forecast, this time on my b’day instead of Beltane, but whatevs :-P

Starting with the 4 of Swords as this May, and running clockwise to April of next year.

This month, despite the fun birthday, has been kindof a drag with health problems and being unsure about my future, so there’s been a lot of resting and not doing as much as I’d like.

However, it looks like I’ll be in my element all summer and autumn until November, which could be weird, December looks bad, January stressful, and then OK again. I hope this means it won’t be too hot for me to function this summer? June is searching, July is finding a tsunami of affection and inspiration. Possible teamwork opportunity in August. “Wealth” in September and October. Travel of some sort in March. And daydream reflections in April.

In the center is the sort of theme of the year. Last year it was Temperance. This year its the Knight of Pentacles. So not just about learning money management, but striking outside of the house in a sure footed and well planned manner. Possibly taking the lessons of Temperance and projecting them outwards. Also, more adventure than last year, yay! Tho at this point, going to a new monthly rpg would be an adventure.

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IMG_6535 Bdaytarot finish on Flickr.Bday tarot, phase two of Mutant Cross spread.
A bit better. Between the Knight of Wands and the Lovers, I’m not sure if its the classic “guy sweeps you off your feet message” or the more subtle alchemical marriage message, where I stride forth and get my arts going again. I’m weird, but I’d prefer the alchemy right now. But could be both I guess?  Then the art or guy help buoy me from misery with distractions or more opportunities.
Lots of wands going on, actually. In the Destiny spot, possibility for too many wands/projects in the air, possibly b/c some of them turn out to be lucrative, and its hard to turn down monies. But if I don’t pace myself, that could transition into the final spot’s swords card where projects become a prison.
Temperance was the them for the last year (since Beltane 2013) so I hope this means I’ve learned pacing. Again, some miseries coming up, but also the potential to get some perspective on where those miseries come from, and then I get to be Queen again. And Wands again, so yay for the art and creativeness.
I’m not without blessings right now, and I’m really appreciating them right now (spot 7). Around me is… fluxy. Lots of random, lots of indecision, and lots of art and partnerships going around.
In the end, the Hanged Man can mean feeling stuck, or self sacrifice for wisdom. And my choices at that path are the prison of stress vs. cutting back on projects and using them to light my ongoing path. Instead of keeping all the projects so the path stops until they’re worked out. 
So between Temperance and the Hanged Man’s options, Less is more this year.  Not a lot about my health, tho, unless that’s my stress levels. I have a lot of time to fill in my life right now, but not a ton of spoons to help fill it with.

IMG_6535 Bdaytarot finish on Flickr.

Bday tarot, phase two of Mutant Cross spread.

A bit better. Between the Knight of Wands and the Lovers, I’m not sure if its the classic “guy sweeps you off your feet message” or the more subtle alchemical marriage message, where I stride forth and get my arts going again. I’m weird, but I’d prefer the alchemy right now. But could be both I guess? Then the art or guy help buoy me from misery with distractions or more opportunities.

Lots of wands going on, actually. In the Destiny spot, possibility for too many wands/projects in the air, possibly b/c some of them turn out to be lucrative, and its hard to turn down monies. But if I don’t pace myself, that could transition into the final spot’s swords card where projects become a prison.

Temperance was the them for the last year (since Beltane 2013) so I hope this means I’ve learned pacing. Again, some miseries coming up, but also the potential to get some perspective on where those miseries come from, and then I get to be Queen again. And Wands again, so yay for the art and creativeness.

I’m not without blessings right now, and I’m really appreciating them right now (spot 7). Around me is… fluxy. Lots of random, lots of indecision, and lots of art and partnerships going around.

In the end, the Hanged Man can mean feeling stuck, or self sacrifice for wisdom. And my choices at that path are the prison of stress vs. cutting back on projects and using them to light my ongoing path. Instead of keeping all the projects so the path stops until they’re worked out.

So between Temperance and the Hanged Man’s options, Less is more this year. Not a lot about my health, tho, unless that’s my stress levels. I have a lot of time to fill in my life right now, but not a ton of spoons to help fill it with.

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Lookit what I made this weekend. Shirt from one pattern, skirt from another pattern, finagled a long rectangle of extra fabric into a sewn-in capelet, and a whole lot of blue stretch velvet. I’m worried that it looks much like a big blue fuzzy potato sack, but luckily there’s a certain amount of ‘suspension of disbelief’ in larping :-P  Hopefully I’ll get a better pic of the front at NERE in a couple of weeks. 

Still better than the actual vintage pattern I was working with this weekend, which just turned out awful. Eeeek. Maybe I should try more off-road sewing for a while, I’m getting tired of new-pattern fails.

This was the inspiration dress: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/217509856976300493/

Filed under sewing clothes dress vintage gaming larp mindseyesociety vampire the requiem

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The Last Book + My Cat

michellehodkin:

The Retribution of Mara Dyer comes out on 11/4/14. I will tell you more, much more, about that soon, but I wanted to just get that out of the way because this post is not about that, or about writing, or even about me.

I’m writing to you now because I am desperate for your help.

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My sick…