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... and thanks for all the fish! [May. 24th, 2012|02:20 am]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
Hey guys.

Since I've had a few emails and PMs lately asking where I've been, as I haven't updated on LJ since near the beginning of the year, I figure I owe it to everyone to come back and sign out officially.

I think I'm pretty much done with LiveJournal. It's been a blast, but I don't think there's anything left for me here now. The latest set of updates to the site itself are cementing my dislike for LJ ever since the takeover, and sadly I think I've lost touch with most of the people I talked to here anyway. I'm not really part of the Sonic community any more, and although Sonic (and Tails, and all the rest) are still an integral part of who I am, I'm into other fandoms now.

I went through a rough transition when Miles came along, and I lost (and nearly lost) a few friends from that because of how profoundly going from fic'kin to multiple changed my life. I don't expect anyone's willing to go through that again, and my life HAS changed again in that regard. I've had a newcomer fronting for several months now, and while I'm not gone, it wouldn't be fair to expect anyone to accept yet another stranger into the fold with no warning.

In closing, I'll tell you what's going on in my life right now. My mum has had most of her reconstructive breast surgery now, and she'll be getting the last part done in July, on her birthday. She'll also find out on that day whether she's got the all clear for cancer remission. She's still not been told if she definitely has lupus or not although it's likely. Jei was here for a couple of months. She's applying for a work visa and hopefully if she gets it she can come back to the UK for two years to find work in the next couple of months. I've got part time work in the local museum, which I'm really chuffed about, but I really need to get full-time hours. I've sold almost my entire huge collection of Sonic merch.

I won't be deleting my LJ, and I may occasionally come back to post very sporadic life updates but it won't be regular. I still read everyone's posts even if I rarely comment, but please feel free to remove me from your friends list if you don't want the baggage of a ghost account lingering there.

Thanks everyone for the amazing time. You've been fantastic friends, and if any of you ever needs anything, PLEASE drop me a PM or an email at my usual address. Godspeed~!
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Plea [Feb. 25th, 2012|01:07 pm]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

Kind of a random request, sorry, but does anyone on my FList have an archiveofourown.org account and would be willing to spot me an invite? ^^; /pathetic begging
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Keeping you in the loop [Feb. 18th, 2012|08:45 am]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
[Current Mood |stressedstressed]

I haven't been updating much. There's a number of reasons for that but I figured I'd try to post something at least.

2012 isn't shaping up to be great so far. Mostly health issues. Where do I begin?

You guys already know my mum's had cancer since the middle of last year. She's on strong medication that's been affecting her pretty badly with nasty side effects and such. This last week she's had two painful blows.

Firstly she just found out that her good friend Allison, who she stays with when she goes to London for her cancer clinic appointments, has just ALSO been diagnosed with cancer. A lump on her leg turned out to be cancerous, and a pretty rare and fast-growing one, too.

Then secondly, my mum's nurse got back to her about bloods... it's looking very likely from her anti dsDNA results that my mum has lupus. A score above 50 is a positive indicator for it. Hers was 102. Cancer AND lupus. Oh my fucking god. It might be the medication that caused it, or she might have had it asymptomatically for a while. Either way, she's obviously not happy. I feel horrible for her.

General health in the family has been pretty poor, too. Jei just got over a flu thing but now I have it. With her, she mainly had a fever and chills and aches. For me right now the worst thing is the sore throat. I got up at like 6am this morning on account of not being able to sleep 'cause it hurt so much. Gfgfklhfkhfk. Also, my 80-something-year-old dad recently had pneumonia(!) and my brother was off work for five days with a gastro-flu. Bluh.

But yeah, the big bad news is that my mum's friend also has cancer now, and my mum may have lupus.

Also still selling stuff on eBay. At least that's going fairly well because FUCK I need the money. Of course I messed up already and accidentally got two peoples' packages shipped to the wrong person but luckily they both live in the UK and are both willing to just swap them, lol.

I'll post again some time soon, I guess. I'm not dead. Just. Yeah.
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eBay! [Feb. 11th, 2012|09:46 pm]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
Thanks everyone who's bid on/bought stuff from my eBay selling frenzy lately... I promise every penny is making SO much difference ;_; I have like £4,500 of immediate debt (not counting delayed debt like Uni fees) and this money is basically keeping me from completely defaulting and ruining my financial credentials forever. So, thank you ♥

20+ more items up today! http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/flyboy_fox/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Mostly retro stuff there. Next batch will be modern stuff plus plushies.

Jei's here with me, which is awesome. But she's sick and has a moderately bad fever (39C or 102F) which sucks and is rotten for her ): Here's hoping she feels better soon and that I avoid catching the lurg from her XD;!
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I need money bad ): [Feb. 5th, 2012|03:02 pm]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

I'm finally doing it. I'm selling the vast majority of my Sonic stuff, along with a few Pokémon and Gundam Wing leftovers too. There's about 60 lots up so far and a bunch more coming. If you're interested, stuff's here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/flyboy_fox/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

WHERE DOING IT MAN. WHERE MAKING THIS HAPEN.
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FISH. [Jan. 13th, 2012|02:59 am]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
[Current Mood |ditzyditzy]
[Current Music |AlterniaBound - Eridan's Theme]

Scrog's been a really good friend to me lately, and I'd been talking to him endlessly about Homestuck and chewing his ear off about how awesome it would be to see him or Jei draw one of my favourite characters for me. And so the other day he randomly says to me "I'm drawing you a fish." No way. And then tonight I get an email simply titled 'FISH'.

Fiiiiiiish!Collapse )

Yes. Just, yes. Scrog drew Eridan for me. I don't even care if pretty much no one likes Eridan. I like him. Thank you for my fish, Scrog. I will cherish it always ♥

And thus Jai went to bed at 3am, having to get up in less than 5 hours but who cares because Scrog is my moirail and he is awesome. He is the winner. It is him.
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Homestuck! [Jan. 7th, 2012|05:00 am]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
[Current Mood |awakeawake]

So I've basically fallen headfirst into the Homestuck fandom ever since I finished reading the thing (which I read start to finish in three days @_@), and I desperately want to... ah... 'squee' about it, I guess XD I don't usually squee about stuff, but I can make an exception for Homestuck!

But I don't even know if anyone on my FList would even have a clue what I'm talking about so I'm going to ask a quick couple of questions first:

Do you read/have you read (so far) Homestuck?
And if so (just for a talking point) which are your favourite characters? (Also so that I know whether to hate you or not XD j/k)

If anyone answers then so help me I'm going to write the longest tl;dr on HS ever. Apologies in advance.
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Etsy/DA stuff [Jan. 4th, 2012|06:10 pm]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

Jei and I are trying our best to get together the money to see each other in February (haven't seen her since October ;_;) as well as pay off some of our Uni debts and household bills etc. I'm gonna have a good amount of my Sonic collection up on eBay very soon, but in the meanwhile here's a shoutout for Jei on her Etsy shop where she sells customised pet sculpts: http://www.etsy.com/listing/89459374/custom-cats-pet-sculpture



She's also taking art commissions again over at DA: http://zoomswish.deviantart.com/

I highly doubt that anyone has any money right now in this economy, especially right after Christmas, but I figured I'd put it out there just in case (: Please only commission if you can afford it.

::Scurries off::
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2011 round-up - hello 2012!! [Jan. 1st, 2012|08:36 pm]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Happy New Year, all! May 2012 be a good one for everyone.

I'm not too sad to see the back of 2011. It wasn't a brilliant year for me and I'd like to hope that this year will be better. But there were some good things, so let's see...

2011 brief summary:

The Good

- Jei graduated her Modelmaking BA in Bournemouth with a 1st degree honours in July, and I am soooo proud of her ♥ I still feel sad that I didn't get to go to her graduation because it was at the exact time that my mum got her cancer diagnosis, but I watched it with my mum online on the livestream and it was awesome (: No one deserved that first more than her. Her final major project was designing and creating two fully articulated ball-jointed dolls, and they were incredible!
- I went back to America with her for 3 months and we went on a cruise with her parents down to Bermuda, St, Maarten and St. Tomas, and San Juan, which was a lot of fun and pretty awesome. Admittedly I spent most of the cruise in our room reading because my anxiety was too bad to do much else, but it was an amazing experience anyway, and we managed to get bumped up to a balcony suite due to a leakage problem in our original interior room... so that was pretty sweet!
- Jei and I got a lot done working on our Steampunk webcomic 'Calamity!', which I'm going to post about in another post now that we actually have some material to show. I'm really pretty excited about this. We've been working pretty solidly on 'Calamity!' for around two years now, so it's nice to finally see the fruits of our labour coming to light and we're hoping to get the first pages up pretty soon. Teaser: http://www.calamitycomic.com (:
- We actually managed to have a peaceful family Christmas and New Year with my brother (and his girlfriend) and my dad coming here. This is an amazing thing really, given how things usually go with us all under one roof n.n; I mean, my dad's still an idiot, coming out with racist and ignorant things all the time, and my brother's still a block-headed tease, but we managed not to have any major fights this time around and for once it actually felt really nice to be together as a family ♥ We even managed to play a game of Trivial Pursuit together! Now THAT'S a Christmas miracle.

The Bad

- My mum found out that she has breast cancer and had a mastectomy and is now undergoing treatment which is affecting her physically and mentally quite badly. This is the main reason for 2011 suckiness ): Hopefully she'll start to feel better or at least learn to manage her side-effects better this year and of course most of all I hope the cancer doesn't come back.
- After three years of living with Jei while she was at Uni here, after spending the awesome three months with her in the States I had to say goodbye to her in October, not knowing when I might see her again. if we can muster up the funds, I may be able to see her in February for a week or two, but it sucks going from living together full time to only seeing each other a couple of times a year again ;_;
- My mental health has basically been going down the chute, possibly worsened due to the double-whammy of above circumstances. But I'm trying to get a grip on it and I'm seeing the NHS mental health team in a couple of days so yeah. One of my New Year's Resolutions is to get a handle on this shit so that 2012 can be a productive year.
- I haven't yet been able to get a job, which means I've been out of work for four years now, which means my CV is looking like shite and no one will hire me. But I might be able to get funding to do a course or something to help me be more employable, so we'll see. In the meantime, much as I've been trying to avoid it, I'm probably going to finally get around to throwing some of my rare Sonic merch up on eBay for some quick cash.

So, yeah... 2011 wasn't all bad. The first half was pretty good actually, but the second half got pretty heavy and difficult. Hopefully 2012 will present a clean canvass to start painting a better future now.

In other news, I watched the 2009 movie 'Dorian Gray' and it was terrible. In no way, shape or form did it even TRY to adhere to the book, and it managed to make the title character even more shallow and uninteresting than he already was. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the book, but when you have a character whose main vice is being a shallow and impressionable young man, taking away the things that made his vice interesting is not a good way to go. But I think 'Dorian Gray' deserves a separate LJ post to properly dissect because argh raeg x.x

Also, I got roped into reading Homestuck and basically spent the last four days reading the whole. damn. thing. Yeah. All 6,314 pages plus spin-offs. Again, I think it needs its own post for elaboration, but I'll go ahead and say upfront that I LOVE this story and its characters SO much. I didn't think that I would, but I did. Homestuck is awesome.

Gonna tie this up now... hope everyone had a good New Year's Eve and I wish everyone the best for this coming year (:
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Dreamwidth [Dec. 27th, 2011|03:13 pm]
~Flyboy, Jai, Tails... whatever!~
[Current Mood |awakeawake]

I've imported and backed up all my shizzle at Dreamwidth, mainly on account of about a third of my FList doing the same. I'm unlikely to move completely from here unless things get even worse, but I may start cross-posting at some point. In the event that there is a mass exodus, it would be cool to pick up again quickly over at DW. So, if you do have a DW account, it would be awesome if you'd add me over there.

http://flyboy-fox.dreamwidth.org/

Just in case, y'know ^^;
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