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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2014
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    One of my heroes called one of my voice acting classmates an up-and-comer and a friend of his. Another fellow beginning-ish VO-er(and friend of mine) paid off a credit card with money made in VO. Another friend and classmate was on her first podcast as a guest because of her VO work.

    I will not be jealous. I won't dammit. I admire and I'm proud and I believe I'm in good company. Really, yay for them, they totally worked their butts off and deserve the return. And I'll get there too, one day. A hug would be nice for today, though.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2014
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    *hugs* it can only be good in the long run. When your friends make it through, it means you're that much more connected.
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    Ah Raz many *hugs*. Been there, seem to spend my life perpetually there, but keep on keeping on 'cos else you'll go nuts, OK?
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2014
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    @Raz: Consider yourself hugged. We'll all get where we're going one day. Yeah, me included with that.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    Survived the holidays, got a PS3, and am starting a fresh novel.

    All in all, I'd call that a moral victory.

    @raz--It's hard, but try not to compare yourself to your peers. You've got your own thing, and it's something only you can do. And if you can't shut that part of your brain up, at least make it work for you. Let it make you hungrier.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    Big-deal interview next week. It's almost as though this degree thing might actually pay off. I don't expect to be offered this job, but it's good practice, and nice to know my cover letters are working.
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    I don't think I've never been this happy to get a bill that more or less emptied out my accounts, but fuck yeah - finally got the final dive school bill. It had been promised "any day now" since August, and I'd been hoarding the money for it since I wasn't sure what the total would be (and when I asked I got a reply "you know how much it was, don't you" - yeah, that's why I fucking asked…) It was about 400€ less than was expected, but moreover it was the last huge elephant on the todo tray, an annoying leftover from last year, and now it's done. Coincidentally, for the first time since the early 2000's I know exactly how much money I have (the joys of running a company while doing jobs for a salary plus doing some vendoring abroad and living in a commune is that the income-expense-traffic can get… byzantine. I used to have four accounts just to keep tabs of stuff :)

    Bloody hell, things seem so uncomplicated it's suspicious, but feelsgoodman.jpg
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2014
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    Oh my god this day. Have learned so much, directly from people who I asked for info and they gave it, from people who let out more info that they maybe didn't know they were giving out and indirectly from my many, MANY fuckups over the course of the last 14ish hours. balls I'm tired.

    But there were a couple of good real hugs, a decent chianti with a pretty good lasagna with a HOLY CRAP SO THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO WITH EGGPLANT OH LORDY, SERIOUSLY IS THAT YOU GOD???? piece of seared eggplant.

    So, nice. }:>
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    WHEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

    So, there's this fellow that I've known since I was 16.

    Pete Timony. He's a sometimes comic writer. He and his wife have been trying to have a baby for 10 years. They have started a fundraiser to get a donor egg: LINK!

    I am, of course, broke. HOWEVER, I watch the soap opera General Hospital. One of the ongoing storylines for the past year and a half is of the struggles that the character Lulu has had in getting pregnant and having to deal with egg extraction and whatnot. So, I tweeted the actress who plays Lulu in the hopes that she'd retweet it, AND SHE DID! And then more people retweeted it! And then the ABC Soap twitter account retweeted it! I'm so happy! They've got almost half their goal in just one day! HOORAY!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2014
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    So I just wrapped most of my bits for an upcoming webseries called Crime Squad. It's totally stupid comedy cop show - shot in 3D - about a couple of idiot detectives in the seventies. I play Havoc, a fallen Rock God.

    THIS GUY:


    I've had so much fun just going balls-out crazy, making screechy raptor noises, stuffing my face with icing sugar and running around in nothing but leather trousers... Well, the leather trousers weren't great. I HAVE SWEATY BAWBAGS NOW!

    I'll let you all know when it's on its way to the webternets. It should be quite a lot of fun.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2014
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    Wore no shoes today. That's pretty nice.
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      CommentAuthorFishelle
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2014
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    I got a job modeling for the drawing classes at the local art college. First day was yesterday, and it went well enough. They booked me for most of next week, too! So I'm going to be able to afford press access at the local printmaking collective soon.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2014
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    Brother took me out cuz I'm poor. I got fancy drinks and watched a couple of acquaintance-friends do stand up.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2014 edited
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    I just got back from doing the main share at an N.A. meeting in Stroud, where I did rehab. It was massive, I was bricking it, but I did a good job, even if I say so myself. Recovery is graft , but I just seem to be working through loads of things without messing up. I was 500 days clean last week.

    Eh, I got an interview tomorrow to do more voluntary stuff with the Probation Service, so wish me luck with that.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2014
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    Didn't make it to the gym but I DID get to dye my hair. Yeehaw! I have 3.5 shades of red going on in here - electric red below, electric red mixed with purple to make a sort of cabernet, and a "crimson" that is somehow even more purplish than the stuff that has purple dye mixed in and also seems to have black highlights. HEeeee... I'll take a picture as soon as I stop grinning like an idiot. };>
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2014 edited
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    So, looks like the last school wrangle is over and I was approved for the Advanced European Scientific Diver certification, and I ended up in the board of the local research diver steering association. There is also a chance to get involved with some coral work later - our coral paper that was presented in a conference last December is heading for a publication, and two other papers came in for our comments before being submitted. I'm in awe that this whole marine bio thing has gone this far, a year and a half ago when I went to see what the school was about I couldn't even dream about this. Makes me very very happy and thankful for my luck.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2014
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    Even though I feel physically like a sack of shit today, I did my interview. It was stressful, but they reckon I can start the training in a few weeks. I've got to start looking for a flat soon, so that's even more goddamn stress. I'm fucking drained, so I'm going to chill out.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2014
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    CD of which I shot the cover for got announced today. I'm also off to a book launch...which I also shot the cover for. AND AND AND @dorkmuffin sold me a lens and it came in today. Shots. They will be taken.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2014
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    Snow day
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2014
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    VO workout. Teacher said I could go toe-to-toe with another VO I think is amazeballs. sweeeeet.

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