werepuppyblack: (We Will Rock You)
Arcane Academy Fight (2/2)


Been a while since I updated. Problem is, I'm not really sure what to say half the time. Keeping an account of my daily battles with my mental health is a bit boring for everyone, really. I was lucky enough to get to go and see Wonder Woman for a second time, and that was just fun. I have the First World Problem of the merchandise for the movie being a bit thin on the ground in my distribution area, but I'm hoping that I might be able to find the Steve Trevor action figure to go with my Diana.

Going to London at the beginning of July. Well, the 6th till the 12th. Going down by train which is always a nice way to do it. Might not be as fast as the plane, but it's definitely a lot less hassle. We've got a decent deal for a hotel as well, and the train tickets were amazingly priced. (Seriously, I will never not be pleased when I think of the discount we got.) With everything that's going on in London at the moment, the Mum is a little worried about going down. I mean, not so much the marches and demonstrations outside Parliament, more the fact that the Tories are trying to make deals with the DUP. We have family in Northern Ireland and... let's just say we all had the exact same look of horror when we first heard about this.

The weather's been nice lately. Warm, but we're getting a breeze with it. We weren't at first and then it rained for like three days and now we have a breeze. Just got to keep an eye, the breeze makes you think it's not as hot as it is and that's not a good thing.

Um... nothing else new, really. I got Netflix so I've been watching a lot of old Mock the Week on that. Life's pretty boring, tbh. Hope everyone's doing well.
werepuppyblack: (books)
Girl in the Bright Blue Dress


On Saturday, my local town centre was part of this thing for the Edinburgh International Book Festival called ReImagination. The idea is to have smaller sort of book cons in towns across Scotland so that more people can get to book festival type things because it's not always feasible to get through to Edinburgh during the period the Book Festival is on.

It was pretty fun, I guess. I sat in on readings from children's authors - all mostly from the Kelpies publisher - and it was honestly a good laugh. Got talking to author Lari Don after it, and she's pretty cool. Ended up buying more books, and right now I'm looking across at my main bookshelves and they're a horrible mess. I really need to tidy it up... Not something I'm looking forward to doing

Mood wise, I'm pretty much the same? Not good, not terrible but really not good. I spend most of my time wanting to sleep but that's really gone to hell in a handbasket. Plus the weird and unsettling dreams are back and... yeah, not the best thing in the world.

Not long till I go to London - I go about the 6th July - so trying to save money up. It's a lot sooner than I thought and I still have Father's Day and Dad's birthday to get through before then. Here's hoping things work out pretty well.

Wonder Woman next week! Looking forward to it. We pre-booked tickets for opening day because both brother boy and Dad agreed that out of all superhero movies, this is the one we want to do well at the box office. Not really got much else to say apart from that. Really sleepy.

Hope you're all doing good!
werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
Space Buddies


It... has not been the easiest of weeks.

Brother Boy's birthday went pretty well. We were in town all day, and then I slept all the next day and the day after that because I fully expended all my energy by trying to keep up and keep happy so Brother Boy would not complain of me 'ruining' things. He did like his gift - a pocket digital radio - but I had to go exchange it today because there were issues with the battery section of it. This is why we keep receipts, in case stuff goes wrong.

I have an appointment with my psychologist tomorrow and honestly my mood hasn't improved much since I saw her last. Maybe a little better, but not where I would have liked to be on my little graph thing. Yeah, I have a mood tracker app that graphs my moods for me. It's a thing. I am trying to do things that will improve my mood though. I got the Galavant: the Unreleased Collection and made a playlist of all the music in the correct order. That's been really fun to listen to. I also booked tickets for me, Dad, and Brother Boy to go see Wonder Woman the day it comes out in the cinema.

I am thinking that it might help if I get my bookshelves in order because tidy room can lead to a tidy mind, I just have no energy to get into actually doing that. I will. Soon. I hope. I'm also still selling stuff off to clear and make room in my room and just... yeah. Probably going to clear out some books that I haven't read in a long time and have no real desire to re-read. Maybe some comics too. I don't quite know yet.

Doctor Who is proving entertaining. I'm gleefully awaiting the multi-Master episode. It'll be the first time one has been done on the show. (Big Finish did a drama on it years ago, I'll need to see about getting it.)

Purchase wise... Got some books. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan, Spellslinger by Sebstien de Castell, and How to be A Bawse by Lilly Singh. I'm reading the latter at the moment as I like her causal narrative style. Also got some new bedding made of jersey cotton which is so lovely and soft and makes me very happy. It's a plain light grey, but I like it and it's comfortable which is the most important thing. I'm looking at some Wonder Woman themed tops online because why not?

Actually, I managed to make enough from sales to order my very first Pullips! According to tracking they arrive tomorrow with any luck. I'm getting the Fantastic Alice Regeneration Series and the Isul Classical Mad Hatter. I am very pleased with both of these, and count myself immensely luck to have been able to afford the pair. They were eBay finds, and the seller was in the UK so that kept costs down.

Ideally I'd like to find the <a href="http://www.pulliphome.com/anne-shirley/>Anne Shirley Regeneration Series</a> but I think that one will be a bit out of my price range for a bit. Still, looking is no real issue. I'm just hoping this doesn't start a trend in me getting a lot of Pullips - my bank balance will not thank me for it, lol. Um... Only other interesting thing to note is that I'm slowly managing to eat meals again. Still having some issues with it, but we're getting there. Guess that's all for now.
werepuppyblack: (books)
May the Fourth


I suppose "Down Days" would be the more accurate title for this, but I am trying to be positive even if it's not what I really feel on a day to day basis. Which, as you might guess, is not very positive at all. I don't really know what's causing it, but I've been on a very strong down for at least a week, probably a bit longer. It's making me really, really tired but I'm too warm to nap for long and the weather getting better is not helping that. It's also made me get out of the habit of trying to do 10 minutes on the exercise bike each day because I simply don't have the energy to do it.

Brother Boy's birthday is on Thursday, and I have his gift in. Not sure if we'll go out or not on the day. At the moment, we're planning to, but Brother Boy has a strong history of changing his mind at the last minute, which is not always great. If he does want to stay in, I guess that's fine. I mean, it's his birthday, I can't be telling him what to do. I hope he likes what I've got him, he's been asking for this for a while so... yeah. Mind you, again with the mind changing thing. He doesn't mean to annoy anyone with it, it's just a thing he does. Not sure if we're getting him a cake or not. He likes really chocolate-y things, and I do not do so well with chocolate. Will work something out.

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Think that's all I can think of at the moment. Hopefully I'll have more stuff to talk about later.
werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
A Trip to the Theatre


Yesterday I finally got to see a live production of The Addams Family Musical and it was so much fun! Carrie Hope Fletcher was playing Wednesday, and dear gods, that girl has an amazing voice. Here's a video she did with Andrew Lippa of her performing 'Pulled'. In comparison with the Broadway run, Wednesday kept her braids, and Lucas is a bit more... I want to say jock-like than the adorable nerd who wore a Gryffindor tie to meet his girlfriend's parents. It's not bad, I just personally prefer nerd!Lucas. The whole cast was amazing though, and I really wish I had been able to stage door. Maybe when it comes to Glasgow, if I get a ticket for that run of the tour.

I've also been checking out Emerald City, NBC's newest adaptation of the Oz stories. I have to say that I really like it. It's once again a darker look on the stories, but in a rare turn? The Tip/Ozma story is one of the lead ones, and it's played quite seriously. Actually, it's played as a trans story and I am hard pressed to think of one of them in any other fantasy based show at the moment. Tip is my favourite character, with Jack and West tied for second place. I like Dorothy, but I feel like a lot of her story is quite predictable, if only because her story has been played out so many times in other versions. I'm not sure if there's going to be a second season, but I hope there is. My main hope for it is Tip and Jack regaining their friendship - they both seem to miss the other.

As for life in general... Eh, not much has been happening. I still need to make the sales posts, I just seem the lack the energy to do... well, anything as of late. Need to see about fixing that.

And now? Now I am going to go for a nap. Because I am tired.
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Shopping
Shopping Woody feels oddly appropriate


Long story short: I have items - mostly fandom related - I want to sell, and I'm not sure where to do it but I know I'm not going to use eBay.

To get into a bit more detail... Well, actually the summary kind of explains it all. I think I'll end up using facebook groups for most of it, because I've have some good experiences selling through there and I've been considering these items for a while. I know at least one of them - S.H. Figuarts first edition Card Captor Sakura - should at least get the asking price since it has the awesome box and really I'm only asking what I paid for her in the first place. I have the Figma and I actually like that one better. Keeping the Figuarts around because I like the box seems a little silly when there's people out there who want her who might not be able to get hold of her.

It's the same with the Digimon figures to be honest. I'm also contemplating some Funko Pop sales because I somehow have a lot more of them than I ever expected. And maybe - maybe - my Ai BJDs. They're adorable, an' all, but honestly? I don't really seem to have the rush of 'omg awesome' for them that others have. Maybe they're just not the type for me, IDK, but I'd rather sell them on to a collector who'll enjoy them and give them more attention than I have.

But for now, I just need to work out what I'm doing and settle on prices. And hope that I do manage to make a sale.

An Update.

Apr. 7th, 2017 08:16 pm
werepuppyblack: (strive)
It's Your Turn, Now


This update came a lot faster than I thought it would. Not that much has changed since I last updated, I'm just trying to get myself doing it more so I don't leave this place all dusty again. The only big change since a couple of days ago is that I've managed to get hold of everything I'm getting people for Easter, so that's that by. Otherwise I need to save money because I have, in succession per months - a birthday, a birthday, a first communion, father's day, a birthday, and a 40th wedding anniversary. Yeah, right up till July is going to be quite expensive for me - I'm not even sure if I'll be able to afford a ticket to Glasgow Comic Con, but maybe I'll get lucky.

I should really set up some sales posts. I've got some Digimon Adventure Megahouse figures, and a Figuarts Card Captor Sakura that could be interesting as sales. I waver on the latter though, since her box is designed to look like the Book of Clow. That being said, I have the Figma version of the figure and I much prefer it as a display piece. There's also some Funko POPs I could sell. I have options, is what I'm musing about here.

Anne of Green Gables is getting a Netflix adaptation which starts airing on May 12. It's called Anne and I'm not entirely sure if it will be on Netflix UK. I hope so though. I think The Worst Witch should be on Netflix by that time, and it would be fun to be able to watch both. Not that I have Netflix right now, but I think by the time July is done, I should be able to get it. Well, I hope so anyway.

Seeing that two books of my childhood are having new reboots this year has made me wonder why there aren't dolls or other such merchandise for them. I vaguely remember Anne being available in the When I Read, I Dream series Mattel put out, but I don't actually remember seeing said series here in the UK. As for Mildred Hubble, well, there was never anything for her. So I made my own this year:

Custom: Mildred Hubble


To make her more true to book, I need to make the shirt grey and get her some boots - proper, stompy, can kick your arse boots. Doc Martins were the ones used in the 1998 Granada production so if I could find ones like that for a 21cn Obitsu body, that would be great. I'm quite pleased with her pinafore to be honest. Came out nicer than I thought.

Maybe I could try making my own Anne? Be worth a short. What doll head would make a good base...?
werepuppyblack: (Power Rangers)
Super Alien Buds!


So I have been rewatching Power Rangers: R.P.M a lot recently, and honestly I don't think 'a lot' begins to explain it. I would have opened this with a Power Rangers related pic, but I don't know if I have a decent one in my flickr-stream at the moment so... Yeah, Super Alien Buds will do till I can take something relevant. What started this re-watch, I hear you ask?

I wanted to introduce a friend. Really, that's it. And I've been rewatching as they've been watching for the very first time and it's been a really fun experience. Though I have had a resurge of immense feels for the Dillon/Summer ship and flying Whale zord scene. That is all. I may even have fic, which amazes me beyond anything because wow, it's been a while.

Beyond there, there's not been much going on in life. I've spent the past week pretty much in bed because I have a sickness bug that may also have the flu tacked on to it. Fun times. Started to do the Christmas shopping and have managed to get most of the family stuff done, just the friend stuff to go. Not sure what I actually want myself... Some books would be cool.

Will hopefully check in again soon, either with an actual update or a Life in the Room type thing. We'll see.
werepuppyblack: (Default)



I went to Film and Comic Con Glasgow (formerly known as Collectormania Glasgow) yesterday. I had my birthday last week, so the picture above is technically a birthday and con haul because I got money for spending at the convention. I found a lot of good deals. I'm happy with that.

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werepuppyblack: (Batman Beyond vs Spider-Girl)
The New Friend


I think the title explains what sort of week it's been for me so far. I genuinely had no clue as to my days and only got told about 10 minutes ago that it was, in fact, Thursday. I've spent most of the time trying to clear out a huge desk and it's finally finished. With any luck we'll be able to get rid of it quick smart, and I can have my new bookcase up in my room. Which I bought at the beginning of the year. Yeaaaah, takes a while to get stuff done, especially when you've got no, or next to no motivation.

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werepuppyblack: (Oh Hatter)
It's Called a Hustle, Sweetheart


I rewatch the 2009 Syfy miniseries Alice over the past week and, well, I really do love that re-imagining of the Alice in Wonderland story. It doesn't try to be the original, but it does pay homage to it. Plus it's one of the only versions I know that actually use John Tenniel's Jabberwock design - and the only version that seems to remember that Jabberwocky is the name of the poem, and not the beast.

I've also been watching an old kid's show. It's Australian, from 2001, and it's called Escape of the Artful Dodger. Serious deviations from Dickens' canon aside? It's ... actually really good. Like, surprisingly so, considering that a lot of kid's shows from around that time period were not exactly the greatest. But we've got decent acting coupled with a decent plot. Plus just general hilarity. That it's a deliberate period piece has made it age well and I'm really enjoying myself watching this. Even enough to order the DVD. Yeah, there was a DVD, released in Germany. Go figure. That should arrive by 7th April going by this thing so that'll be nice.

Life's sort of been, well, eh to tell you the truth. I've been feeling like crap because my doctor is getting on about the weight despite the fact that I'm eating healthily and exercising and nothing is happening. This feeling crap leads me to push myself too hard and frankly my legs have only recently stopped hurting from all of that, and now my stomach is punishing me too. Vicious cycle that will continue because of course it will, my life does not let me have moments of happy. No wonder I'm finding such enjoyment in a kid's show. It's a lot easier to deal with.

Ah well. Happy Easter to those who celebrate it.
werepuppyblack: (Disney)
Lion Hierarchy


So... I don't actually know where to start. How about that both my psychiatrist and doctor have decided that monitoring my weight is now a needed thing? I'll admit I'm not the weight I probably should be, but to have both of them treat me like I didn't know anything I was talking about was...
I go on a bit )

I've been feeling so bleh lately, that I just want to go and buy myself something for at least that brief moment of happy feeling you get. I've got my eye on a couple of Charlie Bears, and at least two Steiff bears. I can't even afford one Steiff bear! I'm hoping this want feeling will die down a bit, but it's very active right now and I can't really deal with it.

Mostly though, I'm just tired. Might nap before the groceries arrive. Thinking of doing a little 'Life of Action Figures' skit thing later. We'll see.

An Update

Jan. 29th, 2016 01:23 pm
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Sometimes We Watch Movies


So I've been taking a lot of photos lately. It's something to do. I've pretty much started this year on a down, and it's not going away yet because there just seems to be a lot of stressful things that keep happening. Thus, I take photos of things to try to calm me down. So far, it's about 50/50 on whether it's working or not. The new Batman v Superman figures are out in the UK, just the blister pack ones as far as I can tell, so I'm thinking about getting Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Currently selling stuff off anyway, because... eh.

I don't really fell happy or sad, if that makes any sense. It's just a general sort of 'meh' feelings. A numbness, I guess, would be the best way to describe it. I feel like I want to cry sometimes, but then I feel angry with myself about that. It's just... yeah. Had an inflamed ear this past week and while the pain from that is pretty much gone, I still feel a bit off-balance. I'm down at the doctor's next week, so if I'm still having the issues, I'll say.

Been watching Galavant, and enjoying the new season. Spreading the hashtags: #ISuperBelieveinTadCooper, #WeSuperBelieveinGalavant, #RenewGalavant. It's not a groundbreaking show, but it's a show that seems to make a lot of people happy, and I think we need more of that. Happy is important, and a lot of shows tend to fling that out the window in favour of being serious. Give me the meta humour, show, and I'll sing along with you. Musicals get me so worked up.

Um, not much else I can think to say to be honest... Hoping you're all doing well and that 2016 has gotten off to a better start for you than it has for me. Speak again soon!
werepuppyblack: (Darkwing Duck)
Yes, once again I decided to sign up to NaNoWriMo. I'm not doing too badly for a first day, but I feel rather sluggish with my words. I can't really explain it except using the idea of heavy limbs trying to swim further but they're too heavy to make it work. It's... a thing, certainly. I do like my idea this time round, which is just writing short stories about this character and binding them together - no big arc of the book. More of a "here's the life of [x]. Enjoy!" I'd like to reach at least 30,000 words. I don't think I've got any real chance of making the big target, but maybe I could meet my own.

Tomorrow - 2nd Nov for those keeping count - I get my new phone from my contract. They let me change phones every two years, and I'm pretty much needing a new one now. Mine isn't really ringing out except to prove me wrong it would seem. That does mean if I've missed a call or text from you I'm sorry! My new phone is going to be a Microsoft Lumia 535, so I'm on the lookout for cool cases for it.

Fandom wise... I finally managed to finish the first anime series of Assassination Classroom, and I'm so glad I did! This was reccommended by a plurk friend and honestly, it's been the type of anime I've needed to remind me of why I like the overall genre. I do keep seeing Karma as the child of Yankumi and Shin from Gokusen though... I'm keeping up with the manga, and Anime Limited is set to release the show on DVD in the UK - Anime Limited is a Glasgow based company, so we'll be able to keep quite up to date with information!

Doctor Who has been providing me with good entertainment these past few Saturday nights, especially the ones when my little cousin joins me on Skype to watch-along. He's very vocal with his reactions, even when he's reading. He's making his way through the A Song of Ice and Fire series right now, and seems to have heavy preferences for the Stark. I have taught my young Padawan well.

Um... not too sure what else to say? I've got the psychiatrist and doctor both this week, so that'll be a ton of fun. If anyone liked it - I'm hoping I might have a new Life of Action Figures planned out for later this week. Maybe. If people would want to see it again. I'm thinking of tagging those posts with fandoms featured, so people know. I don't know though.

7 weeks till Giftmas. 7 weeks to attempt to get gifts for not just friends and close family, but little cousins under the age of 10 who don't seem to understand that a gift card is a present, it's just a present that means you get to choose what it is you get. And most of whom are still obsessed with Frozen.

... Can I go back to the Skeleton Wars?
werepuppyblack: (We Will Rock You)
So my doctor is changing. On a possibly temporary basis. This is going to prove a bit of a problem, considering that it took me six months to get used to the current doctor I see, and even then I still have communication problems, let's put it. Sigh, I'll deal because I've really got no other choice, and I hope whatever has happened that means I can't see my doctor isn't too bad, but I can't help but feel a bit annoyed about it. Well, more than a bit but that's mostly because I find myself irritated at the receptionists at the surgery were quite snippy about it all, which is not helpful. I swear, There just seems to be a thing about GP surgeries having snippy receptionists. I don't know why though. 

Just about finished Yotsuba&!, on the last two volumes now! I have been adoring this manga, and I really can't wait till volume 13 comes out and we get to meet Yotsuba's Grandmother who TVTropes tells me is an awesome person. Assassination Classroom is my next planned manga to read, because I've watched the anime and found it surprisingly fun. Seriously, so many feels connected to it. Book wise, I'm looking to read the Raven Boys stories, purely on the strength on the lead female Blue, who I have heard it so very awesome. I am always there for awesome ladies. On that note; if anyone has book recommendations, I am always up for them. I think there's a link to my Goodreads in my side bar so... yeah. 

Television and movie wise... I saw Disney's Descendants and that's interesting. It poses a lot more questions than it answers, and honestly it does read a bit like some young teenager's Next Gen High School AU fan-fiction, but that's not really a bad thing? It's very hard to explain, but the lead four characters - the four who are the children of villains - are very engaging, and while the plot is so-so, it's the interaction between those four that makes the film. Just seeing these four discovering what is literally a whole new world, and learning some very harsh truths about their own lives... Surprisingly compelling. Apart from that my viewing hasn't really been anything particularly special apart from flicking through to see what's on, and watching a DVD on occasion.

Oh, no, tell a lie. I, uh, started looking for episodes of a long-running soap opera that I watched during my high school years because I got an idea for a story and I needed to reclaim that awkward teenage feeling. Also just nostalgia. Mum still watches it - I think she has since it started, to be honest - and I've been finding myself sitting down and watching it with her. It's improved a lot in terms of camera and set quality as well as filming styles, but I found myself missing the characters I knew and cared for. The only thing to do was to turn to the internet. Surprisingly? I cannot find a lot of the episodes from when my favourite character (of the time) entered. I can't even find her first episode, actually. The further on I go, the more episodes I find, but still. It's... odd. The earliest episodes are available, but they've been coming out on DVD slowly for a while - just makes me wonder how long it'll take to get to 'my era', so to speak. 

Think that's everything. Oh, nope, sorry! Just remember: The Life of Action Figures is coming back! As soon as I work out the first little story...
werepuppyblack: (Default)
Yeah, I'm listening to some Presley as I start to write this out. I've got this playlist of catchy music on YouTube, and it's got a mix of a ton of stuff I like on it, and that includes some Presley. I can also hear the sound of the rain, but considering it's been pretty much non-stop rain here the past few days that's not really anything new to be talking about.

What is new? Well... my birthday's on the 14th, and I'll be spending that morning down at the doctor's because she'd got to keep an eye on me and my medication. I saw the psychiatrist - finally - on Monday and he suggested both cutting down on my medication, and (seriously) denying myself the pills in a situation in which I would normally take them. Oh, and he also didn't listen to me, and only shut up when Mum had to forcefully interject and mention that there had been a recent set back because my Dad had had a heart attack. He also didn't like me looking over at Mum to make sure I'd gotten to dates of when I started certain medications right.

In short; it wasn't exactly an appointment I felt very secure in. Came out feeling on the wrong foot and very tired. Basically wandered over to the shop and got a cup of tea, and then went home. Spent most of today just sort of wandering around trying to do work, and somehow falling into naps every couple of hours. Side effect of that means I am now kind of ... very aware. Which is bleh, but what can you do?

Newest Baby Cousin - henceforth known as Baby T for the moment - will have his Christening either next month, or the month after. I promise his Mum and Dad that I would get him Lion King goodies. I'll get the bean bag plush because they'd be easier for him to hold. There doesn't seem to be much baby Lion King stuff on the UK Disney Store site, but I shall press on, somehow.

Need to get a new bookcase; another shelf collapsed on me the other day and while it's still... kind of up, the Dad and I are kind of thinking that we're doing more repair work on this bookcase lately than we are just... having a bookcase. So we are going on a search for a new one. And by new I mean we're checking all the charity furniture places first, because they tend to have a lot of awesome things in. There's this place relatively near us that is fantastic for this kind of thing, so that'll probably be the first place we end up checking out

Last book in The School for Good and Evil series was actually really good and ended in a way that was perfect for the story and the characters as they stood. I know there were nay-sayers due to their ship being sunk, but logically? The ending given told an important message, and that's really good. I've also started the Yotsuba&! manga, and that's basically cuteness in a bound cover. I think I'd like - if I manage to get rid of the bigger desk in my room - a smaller bookcase for my manga and trade paperbacks/hardcovers. They're all kind of piled on a shelf at the moment, and it'd be nicer to have them semi-displayed.

Yonderland series 2 is making me giggle, and... erm, well that's pretty much it on the currently on going fandom front. The new Horrible Histories series is alright. Not good, not bad, just... alright. Some episodes are stronger than others. Though they had Rowan Atkinson starring in an ep. He did not play a Blackadder expy. I weep.
werepuppyblack: (Batman Beyond vs Spider-Girl)
So... my nightmares are back, and worse than they were. Well, if you wake up screaming/crying and your Dad decides that even though you're almost 25, you're going to go sleep in beside your Mum like you're 5? Yeah, I'd say they were worse than before. Mum had to keep waking me up too, 'cause I kept calling out for people to stop... something in my sleep. She said I wasn't clear, and I don't really remember being woke up at all. Last time she really woke me out of a sleep was when we were sharing the twin room in London in May, and I'd been tossing and turning so much she got worried I was going to fall out of the single bed. (I didn't, but I did manage to whack my head off of the wall a good couple of times. Which... ow)

I'm see the psychiatrist on the 3rd, so all of this will be getting told to a medical professional who is - in theory - there to help me get better. It doesn't really help that some of the extended family seem to be of the opinion that nothing is wrong with me, and all that's really needed is for me to go out and get a job. My GP has advised against this until we get the right meds / the right help for the mental health team, but apparently what the doctor suggests isn't good enough for these family members. No, they know best, and they say a job is the best cure! 

... It just hurts to know that they seem to think so little of me. Just because they only see photos of me on good days (convention photos - I've usually taken all my meds, and before/after pics, have my friends dragging me to have a seat and a drink and a rest to make sure I'm okay for another hour or so) and actually only see me on good days. Well, relatively good days. ... Good hours? IDK.

Talking of conventions: just waiting on my cloak arriving for my Susan Sto Helit cosplay, and I've got everything together for my Stitch cosplay. I've been thinking I'd like to cosplay Wonder Woman at some point, but I don't really have the right body shape for that. Mentioned it on Tumblr, and got reminded that Diana herself would probably support me in the cosplay because all women are awesome to her.

That's a nice thought to end on actually. Wonder Woman thinks you're awesome.
werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
Yeah, not exactly sure why I went with that title other than the fact I had my Mum asking me what I would like and I had to explicitly state that I did not want a new laptop. Now, the thing I have been looking at laptops lately, just because I like knowing what's out there, and having a rough idea of what I would go for if I had too. When Mum knows I've been doing stuff like that - no matter what it is - and it's near my birthday or Christmas? Yeah, she tends to go and buy it for me. And I love her to pieces, I really, really do, but she doesn't need to do that ><.

Mind you, I don't actually know what I would like for my birthday, other than to maybe go to a bookstore for a while and just look at books. Don't really have a bookstore at my local town centre, and the selection in the local supermarkets is not the greatest in the world. Except for that rare occasion they actually get something good in, but please note the words 'rare occasion'. I guess some new action figures would be cool, but the 'rents are not exactly happy about the prices you need to pay to get a decent figure. Hell, I'm not happy about the prices you need to pay to get a decent figure. But I am a plastic addict, so I pay them, and now I have an adorable little Figma Sakura Kinomoto standing on the shelf with the other Japanese imported figures. (Superheroes stand elsewhere, but I'm going to change up the layout soon I think. And take cute pictures, if I can.)

I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or because I've spent the past few years on meds, but I'm kind just of 'meh' about the idea of my birthday in general. I know it's coming, and don't get me wrong, there's still that bit of me that's always a young child ridiculously excited about it, but yeah... my general reaction has just sort of been 'meh'. So... I don't know, maybe I'll ask my psychiatrist about it. If he actually shows up to the next appointment. He left before the last one. It's a thing, we've complained and are awaiting an apology. I don't think we'll get it.

SDCC has been interesting for trailer releases the past couple of days. I'm still in the "hm" zone for Dawn of Justice, but find myself pleasantly surprised for Suicide Squad and Deadpool. The former is a surprise, the latter isn't. Because I was just excited they were actually going to make his movie, and then I found out it'd be R-rated (though I'm not sure what the UK rating will be) and it was just a moment of "yessss."

Speaking of conventions, I really need to get my Susan Sto Helit cosplay finished... I was gonna use it for Film and Comic Con Glasgow, but I can see it being pushed back for MCM Scotland...

werepuppyblack: (All the World's A Stage)
I watched Hot Fuzz for the first time last night. I know, I'm as surprised as you are that it was actually my first time seeing it, especially considering that it's always been on the 'MUST SEE' list of movies for me. Hilarious movie, and I really do appreciate that they take the time to add in the simple fact that all that action police officers go through involves a hell of a lot of paperwork. Also, I am fairly confident that Nick Angel is a copper that Sam Vimes would be proud of.

Uh... In other news, I got an appointment for the psychiatrist after about a year (I think) of my doctor ringing them up to ask them when the hell they were actually going to acknowledge the reports she and others doctors I had been by sent in stating that a lot of the physical pain was being caused by the mental problems that I am experiencing and have been for... It's three years this summer. (Officially at any rate, we have deep suspicions that the anxiety has been an on-going thing since, oh, I entered high school?) Three years, that's ... actually a scary thought. It also shows that the NHS is already really slow, and the Conservatives are trying to say that they've improved standards? Yeah, pull the other one, mate.

(Yes, I still have anger over a Tory Government. No, I don't feel like I should just 'deal with it'. Had I known there were protests going on outside of Westminster while I was down in London, I would have been at them. Interestingly enough, that was the only part of the whole election and aftermath that didn't seem to hit the news - and I wasn't really in a position to be checking Twitter every five minutes, sadly.)

The mental stuff has been... well, mostly bad recently. Bad dreams leaving me unsettled, more prone to tears than usual, feeling like someone has stripped me of any armour I built up... That type of thing. Last few days though I have actually been getting slightly better sleeps than usual, even if it's been really warm at night so it's taking me till about 4 in the morning to doze over. It's better than what it was, so I'll take the improvement.

Inside Out merchandise is out - I was kindly bought the figure set by the Brother. Well, I say kindly. He owed me money and asked if I'd like anything instead of him actually having to give me the money. He does that a lot, actually. Thinks it's easier than seeing people with the money he considers his. The movie doesn't coming out until  ....24th July, I think? Near the end of the month, at any rate. And yeah, I've had the movie spoiled for me in places thanks to online sites sticking with US release dates and going from that. Basically, Tumblr, but you got to expect it. Still looking forward to seeing the movie!

Been re-watching a ton of Blackadder recently - basically every series except the very first which... really isn't good. It has its moments, but on the whole, you're better off sticking with II, III, and Goes Forth. The latter of which has one of the most poignant endings to any television show, ever. If you haven't seen it, I think it's on Amazon Prime, and probably on Netflix. You'll find it somewhere online, check it out. One of the best British comedies out there.

Um... that's all. Excited to see Galavant and Agent Carter both got new seasons... Yeah, pretty much it.

Hope you're all doing well! Peace out.