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: (books)
Decided to just answer every single question of the book meme I posted an entry back. I'll leave that up so that the questions are there for people if they want it. I've put the majority of questions under a cut because this is LONG, people. There's 50 questions. So, get a cup of tea and let's get started!

1. What is your favourite book and/or book series of all time? This is actually a really hard question to answer because so many come to mind at once. Uh. I guess if I had to pick just one, I'd go with Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. No matter how many times I read that, I always find something new to laugh at, something new to amaze me, and just always have the same level of enjoyment in reading the story.

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werepuppyblack: (books)
Ask me any of the following questions, and I'll do my best to response to them
  1. What is your favourite book and/or book series of all time?
  2. What is the longest book you have ever read? How many pages?
  3. What is the oldest book you have ever read? (Based on its written date)
  4. What is a book series that everyone else loves but you do not?
  5. What book or book series would you like to see turned into a film/ TV series?
  6. What is your favourite stand-alone book?
  7. What is a book that you feel glad for not reading?
  8. What is a book that you feel guilty for not not reading?
  9. What is a book you have read that is set in your country of birth?
  10. What is a book that you own more than one copy of?
  11. What horror book made you really scared?
  12. What book do you passionately hate?
  13. What is the biggest book series you have read? How many books are in it?
  14. What book gives you happy memories?
  15. What book made you cry?
  16. What book made you laugh?
  17. What is your favourite book that contains an LGBTQ+ character?
  18. Have you read a book with a male protagonist? What is it?
  19. Have you read a book set on another planet? What is it?
  20. Have you ever been glad to not finish a series? Which?
  21. Have you ever read a book series because you were pressured?
  22. What famous author have you not read any books by?
  23. Who is your favourite author of all time?
  24. How many bookshelves do you own?
  25. How many books do you own?
  26. What is your favourite non-fiction book?
  27. What is your favourite children’s/middle-grade book?
  28. What is your next book on your TBR?
  29. What book are you currently reading?
  30. What book are you planning on buying next?
  31. What was the cheapest book you bought?
  32. What was the most expensive book you bought?
  33. What is a book you read after seeing the movie/ TV series?
  34. What is the newest book you have bought?
  35. What three books are you most looking forward to reading this year?
  36. What is a book you love that has a terrible trope? (Love triangle, etc)
  37. Have you read a book in a different language? What was it?
  38. What is a book you’ve read that is set in a time period before you were born?
  39. What book offended you?
  40. What is the weirdest book you have read?
  41. What is your favourite duology?
  42. What is your favourite trilogy?
  43. What book did you buy because of its cover?
  44. What is a book that you love, but has a terrible cover?
  45. Do you own a poetry anthology? What is your favourite poem from it?
  46. Do you own any colouring books based off other books?
  47. Do you own any historical fiction?
  48. What book made you angry?
  49. What book has inspired you?
  50. What book got you into reading?
werepuppyblack: (strive)
A Glimpse Into the Future...?


Today has not been the best mental health day. I feel very low, and superfluous, and that all I do is annoy and irritate. Add to that this crushing loneliness and... Yeah, not been the best for my mental health. I think the car being in the garage and knowing that bill's coming doesn't help. Though I did set up my first sales post which should hopefully help to get a little towards covering costs. I'll likely get another one up soon because there are some more figures and two Ai BJDs I'd like to try to sell as well. It's just getting myself motivated to do it.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 came out the other day. I'm not sure if I'll get to see it anytime soon, but I'm hopeful. The brother's birthday is next week, and he's been looking forward to that movie coming out, so he might want to go see it. Then again, he might change his mind and decide not to. Who knows?

I am going to go cuddle under my blanket for a while
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.

Uuuugh

Apr. 10th, 2017 08:40 am
werepuppyblack: (Disney)
I have spent the whole night being sick. I now feel really cold, and miserable. Bleh.

Bed day for me today, I think.

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: (We Will Rock You)
Portrait of a Groot


It has been... a while since I last updated. Sorry about that. I do keep meaning to post sort of general little updates as to life and whatnot, but nothing is really happening that would be interesting enough for you to read and for me to write about. An odd circle of nothingness, that's pretty much my life at the moment. Though I am going to see The Addams Family Musical on the 26th of the month, so that'll be cool.

It's kind of hard to think of things to post about, if I'm honest. Not just because - as I mentioned - nothing much has been happening, but because the few things that have happened have been mostly medical related and I don't really want to go on about that. It's just a thing that keeps happening, and there's been more bad days than good and it's ... yeah, it's just a thing.

I did watch all of the new series of The Worst Witch. It was very cute. I have pre-ordered the DVD, and it will be one of my rare expenses from now till July, I hope. July is the parents' 40th wedding anniversary, which is why I need to be saving money.

Um, that's all I can think of right now. Hopefully I'll have another update soon.
werepuppyblack: (Default)
List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it! Let's see who has what!
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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)
Assassination Classroom Goodies


There's no real reason I haven't posted an update in a while apart from the fact that I'm ... really not good at updating. Yeah, it's an odd little thing. I'm still planning some Life in the Room posts, as well as Life of Action Figures, so hopefully one of them might be up sooner rather than later. It would be nice.

The trackpad on my laptop has stopped working for some reason to which I have no idea why. Well, it wasn't working and now it is. Go figure what makes this thing tick because I have no idea. I also now have a mouse that I bought that I apparently don't need. I'll keep it in case I do.

Health wise... I had a psychological evaluation this week to see if the psychology team would be willing to work with me on sorting out all the anxiety and depression stuff that I have to deal with. I ... think it went well? It's sort of hard to tell, because all I can remember from the thing properly is feeling like I'd gone ten rounds with a pro boxer and was just ready to collapse to the ground. I'll be getting a letter from them sometime soon, so we'll see what happens from there.

Nothing really else happening. I'm kind of a boring person these days. Hope you're all doing well!
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: (Default)
Yotsuba and Corpse Talk


At the beginning of the month, I went to Glasgow Comic Con and discovered Corpse Talk. I highly recommend it to any fans of Horrible Histories, it's got the same kind of dark humour plus awesome historical content that helps to teach you things. Always the best.

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werepuppyblack: (Batman Beyond vs Spider-Girl)
There's an interesting habit in dolldom - pairing off. For whatever reason, they always seem better in couples than alone or threes or more. I don't really know the why behind this, I just know that if I look over, suddenly there'll be a new couple around or a new set of best friends and it's just better not to blink really. 'Course this doesn't really work for all of them. Like Merida

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werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
When people (dolls) arrive in the room, I never really know how things are going to go with the group. Especially considering the very differing personalities and the amount of weapons that seem to be friggin' everywhere. The last bit wouldn't be a problem is certain people hadn't just put in an order with me for some more, because apparently there aren't enough pointy things around here. But yeah, new arrivals. Sometimes they can be a thing.

And then sometimes the reactions can just be... weird.

: Grandfather sent you, didn't he?

: Haven't seen the bugger in years. Didn't know his spawn had spawned. Where is he anyway?

: Not here. Kind of the appeal of it, really. What are you doing here, Spike?

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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.