Hi all! First off if you're reading this thank you so much for still having me on your friends list, I'm aware I haven't made a proper post since.. last May! Chances are you know me from pkmncollectors or a Lolita comm. This is very much going to be a personal entry so don't feel obliged to read it, but if you do thank you!<33
So since I last updated I've had 2 jobs, one with CeX (which is like a second hand Entertainment store in the UK) and at an Amazon warehouse. I really don't think I was cut out for warehouse work @__@ I'm really weakkk! But as of the moment I'm unemployed, and I hate it! My dad has made me sign up for Job Seekers allowance which I really don't like! But I am trying hard to get another job, with or without JSA.
Apart from to get rid of my endless boredom I'm really trying to get a job so I can start saving to move out. The plan is to wait until my friend razor002 finishes uni and then find a flat with him~ We'd both really like to live in London so I'm looking for work there at the moment.
So while I've had nothing to do at home apart from job search (most of my friends are at uni) I've been watching Alex Day on YouTube. I watched a video where he mentioned how he has 'to do lists' for each day so he doesn't end up doing nothing. I thought I'd give it a try! I wrote up a list of about 10 things and projects and started to do one thing a day each day last week. The week went so fast! @___@ 2012 has been a really slow year for me and last week seriously went so super fast it was great~ Some of the things I've done include dyeing my hair, sorting through my old games and starting to make my own skirt (galaxy fabric)!
Last week me and my friend went to an abandoned farm house in the countryside! Though I've been a follower of Urbex for a long time this was the first time I've actually gone exploring! It was great fun even though it was a bit scary~ And it was only a 30 minute walk from my house! I didn't know such a thing was so close!
Also my sleepy Snivy plush arrived a few weeks ago! Isn't he a cutey? Apologies for the blurry PJ pic but he's huuuge!
I've just finished the Hunger Games book a few weeks ago and really can't wait for the film! I have chosen my outfit to wear to the cinema including a pink lacey dress and Mockingjay Pin! I call it my reaping day outfit~
Thank you so much for reading, please let me know what you are up to as well! x
If you're from the UK and you believe in freedom of speech and an uncensored interenet, you really need to sign this petition. There are others floating about, but that particular one is the best way to ensure that your voice gets heard. It's hosted on the directgov website and addresses parliament directly. If it gets more than 100,000 signatures, it becomes eligible for discussion in the House of Commons.
Everyone's been getting so worked up over SOPA -- and rightly so -- that ACTA seems to have slipped under the radar. This is hugely problematic, because ACTA is a similar bill, but it has the potential to be far more damaging than SOPA ever could be.
Some people seem to have this misconception that ACTA is the 'European SOPA', but that simply isn't true. It's a global treaty, and it's already been signed by eight countries, including the US, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Europe votes on Thursday. If they vote 'no', the bill will have to be taken back to the drawing board and reformulated, which should buy us some time at the very least.
If you think this doesn't affect you, you're wrong. If ACTA passes, it could well signal the end of the internet as we know it, and that isn't an exaggeration. It's not just about watching movies and television online. If ACTA passes, sites like YouTube, Livejournal, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and even Google and Wikipedia could become impossible to maintain. ACTA would allow ISPs to monitor your net activity and cut off internet access for your entire household if one person is suspected of breaching copyright. Think Big Brother is Watching. I don't think I need to emphasise just how damaging it can be to be without internet access in this day and age, when we rely so heavily on technology.
It's not only bloggers and fandom that would be affected, either. Small businesses, independent film-makers and unsigned musicians who have previously found their niche online would also suffer hugely, and would be at risk of being bullied into submission by Hollywood and multinational corporations under accusations of copyright infringement. All those artists who found fame by uploading covers of songs to YouTube would never have had the opportunity to do so under ACTA, as those cover versions would be prohibited.
I know the internet has its problems, but to my mind it's the single greatest invention to come out of modern times, and it would be an absolute travesty if we were to lose that now. From a personal point of view, I can't even put into words how important this is to me. I've met some of my closest friends through the internet and online fandom, people whom I would likely never have met without it, and it's given me this amazing social support system. I don't want that to end here, and I want to preserve it for future generations so that they can have the same experience and opportunities I've been given through my online interactions.
I know that opinions on the seriousness of copyright infringement and online piracy vary wildly, but that isn't really the point. Internet giants such as Google are opposed to this bill, and it's pretty safe to say that they're not in favour of copyright infringment, as anyone who's ever had a fanvid taken down from YouTube will be painfully aware. Whatever your stance on copyright, this isn't the way to go about dealing with it. This is dangerous legislation that impeaches on some of our most basic human rights, such as the right to privacy and freedom of speech.
So if you're from the UK, please, please sign the petition. If you hail from elsewhere in the world, there may well be similar movements in your own country, but I think the most effective thing anybody can do right now is to keep talking about this. Talk about it on Livejournal, on Twitter, on Tumblr, on Facebook, and anywhere else you can think of. Make sure this issue is never far from people's minds. The internet is an amazingly powerful tool: let's utilise it while we still have the chance.
Please repost and spread the word :)
SAY NO TO ACTA!
Please consider reposting this, especially if you have a large proportion of UK flisties. And please consider spreading the word via other platforms: Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, your own personal network.
Before you take a look, I am willing to trade any of these! These are the pairings I would like more Doujin of..
kuroshitsuji- SebastianxCiel or WillxGrell
No. 6 - SionxNezumi
pokemon- RedxGreen, SatoshixShigeru, NxBlack, GoldxSilver SatoshixDent
Junjo- JunjoROMANTICA or TERROIST
harry potter- HarryxDraco
♥♥ Do not make me hold forever, if you don't want an item after requesting it, let me know!
♥♥ I always try to ship stuff ASAP, but because I'm working full time now please understand it may become difficult. I have an estimated dispatch time of 1-4 days.
1. I will ONLY trade for another SebaCiel I like the look of. This doujin is adorable!
2. Again I will only trade for another DeanxCastiel.
3. UK*USA $6
4. LONG UK*USA, very cute! $9
6. This doujin is really short, but the art is adorable! Hetalia $3
Quick little update asking for my f-lists advice on my upcoming Steampunk costume..
The costume is all but complete apart from the top half.
My colour theme is Burgandy, Black, White and Gold.
These are my choices..
1 & 2 are lovely Lacey shrugs, 3 & 4 are blouses while 5, 6 & 7 are corsets/waistcoats. I could get any combination of those 3 sections, or just 2 of them. If that makes any sense OTL..
Any thoughts? c:
Hello! I realize I haven't posted in a long time so hi :) How is everyone?
The UK has been hit by sunsunsunnnn *0* It's so hot!
To get the most out of the sun while it lasts me & fam went to Ashridge Gardens yesterday~
At first it looked more like woods than a garden @___@
But then there were flowers (: I was sneezing from then on >__>
This is my favourite picute I took I think~
Today my thoughts are with those affected in Japan, may someone be watching over you.
I've seen a few people on my f-list update with their teams, so here's mine!
I have Black version, for Reshi~ I'm just about to face the sixth gym!
Teahouse lv 34 Chandelure (Will-o-wisp, Flame Burst, Imprison, Hex)
Angel Cake lv 38 Audino (Heal Pluse, DoubleSlap, Secret Power, Take Down)
My favourite 5th Gen, and the first Pokemon I caught~ I love Angel Cake to peices >u< I had her nickname sorted ever since I first saw the screencap of her. (The one I caught is male but she will always be female in my mind!)
Elfi lv 34 Whimsicott (Cotton Spore, Grass Knot, Razor Leaf, Mega Drain)
Pudding lv 38 Galvantula(Electroweb, Signal Beam, Electro Ball, Slash)
Heart lv 34 Swoobat (Confusion, Heart Stamp, Air Slash, Air Cutter)