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Friday, November 23rd, 2012
10:18 am
stuff and larp
Another half rushed update :/

Was up to Oban visiting my Gran. She's not been doing so well, I think grandpa's death is slowly sinking in. I'm worried about her, I know I call every couple of days and she always seems better after a wee natter, but I don't know if it's enough.


College is going well. Finished my first trimester and completed (and passed) all my assessments thus far. Looking forward to the next load of work.

Larp is ok. A lot of good ideas coming together for large Empire system for next year.
Local system isn't really pulling my keen however. Mostly down to internal politics and people being people.

Le sigh.

I still get a few ideas and here's one of them:

A knight who helped fight a powerful demon. Ritual happened and it went slightly awry and it's now trapped inside said knight. The ritual can't be undone as it would release the demon and the knight would then be a conduit to Hell.

End: 2
Str: 2

Immunity to all daemonoligy spells. Vulnerable to al negative priest spell effects (3)

Prof sword
Prof shield
Prof iron will
Prof dreadnaught
Prof zealot
Prof physician

Chivalrous code (3)
Demon tainted (2) the character carries a physical deformity that can not be hidden in any way.

May need some ironing out, but that's the basic feel to it.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
12:53 pm
Blessings to you all
A blessed Yule to all my friends, family and close companions.
May your warm hearts and thoughts keep you this winter and I shall see you dancing and singing in the Spring.


Cal x
Friday, November 4th, 2011
1:18 am
It's been a while

Yes, yes it has.

Too long since my last update. Lets see, what have I been doing.

Well for starters, I now have a tongue bar. It feels a little weird, but I'm liking what I have so far. I've picked up guitar lessons and I've been busy working hard.

College applications have slown down more than I'd like. I can't apply for any courses until nearer March and I won't know if my course is available until the new prospectus comes out. So my current game plan is to keep hassling Colleges until they either send me or tell me when their new prospectus comes (I should really send another round of emails out...) and apply post haste to all and sundry.

What else... Oh! My tattoo is finished. I think I may have said that already, but this is also finished healing aswell. So no redness. If you want to see it, prod me on facebook or if you don't have access to that, prod me here and I'll send you a private picture :)

Not much else I can think of. This has been a rather positive post. This is good :)

Was in London at the start of October to see Versailles Philharmonic Quintet. They were nothing shy of awesome to listen to and watch. Check them out on Youtube. Seriously, shit hotness :D

I was at a rather awesome little larp at the weekend: Winter in the Willows. It was a lot of fun, probably the most fun I've had at a larp for a while. Lots of things to talk about, but it's somewhat of a jumble in my head. I'll try to post something coherent soon

This weekend, I'm off to London to see 'Distant Worlds' They have created a lot of, if not most, of the music for the Final Fantasy Series and various other RPGs. I'm looking forward to the gig and spending a weekend in London chilling and relaxing. Museums will be visited and photos will be taken.

I think I hear the tumble dryer finishing, so on that note, I shall bid thee all a good night and finish packing.

G'Night all


Saturday, September 17th, 2011
3:09 pm
Originally posted by darkspirited1 at SIGNAL BOOST: SAY YES TO GAY YA
This comes from an article by rachelmanija entitled, Say Yes to Gay YA.
(click the link for the full article)

Our novel Stranger has five viewpoint characters; one, Yuki Nakamura, is
gay and has a boyfriend. Yuki's romance, like the heterosexual ones in
the novel, involves nothing more explicit than kissing.

An agent from a major agency, one which represents a bestselling YA novel in the same genre as ours, called us.

The agent offered to sign us on the condition that we make the gay
character straight, or else remove his viewpoint and all references to
his sexual orientation.

This isn't about that specific agent; we'd gotten other rewrite requests before this one. Previous agents had also offered to take a second look if we did rewrites… including cutting the viewpoint of Yuki, the gay character.

It's time to stand up and demand change. Spread the word everywhere if you are just as angry and outraged by this.

Thursday, September 15th, 2011
11:20 am
Well bugger.

I'm a great talker. Honestly, I am!

I can be funny and honest, hard but firm, I can help you smile when you cry and tell you when to just 'shut the fuck up'.

I only know this because people tell me so. Why is it, when I apply the same way of talking to a non-vocal type, that I turn into some sort of life hating bastard that seem to live with both my feet stuck in my mouth.

I mean seriously. Sometime I wish technology to cost ratio would be better so I can send people my voice instead.


p.s. Yes I am aware that phone calls are available in the world, but sending a 'voice clip' would sometimes be easier if I am (for example) working.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
5:54 pm
College applications...
... are a huge success! I've recieved 3 replies from 7 outgoing queries.

All very helpful and useful in their responses. I have a small 'to do' list.

I'm liking this additional productiveness. It's catching on :D

3:55 pm
Emails and Colleges
This is me saying that I've sent away emails to the various Colleges that offer my course.

I cross my fingers at this point and hope! ><

Monday, August 22nd, 2011
6:34 pm
I am a fucking idiot.

and have no redeaming features.

(see wah, wah, wah I'm feeling sorry for myself.)

No need for sympathy. I'm just speaking what's on my mind right now.

Apparently it helps ¬¬


Current Mood: annoyed
Monday, July 18th, 2011
11:48 pm
Writer's Block: No refunds
What is your biggest regret? Did you learn from it or does it still plague you?

My biggest regret was letting someone very close to me go to let them be with someone else. I'm not going to go into details, but I did it badly and hurt myself and those close to me a lot more than I should/ wanted to.

I have learned from this and it's currently helping me through a bit of a rough patch. Hopefully I won't make the same mistake again and I've become a better, strongerr person for it.

Monday, May 30th, 2011
9:19 pm

Taken from a friend of mine.

Just read a post from a friend and they were explaining how words that parents use to describe them has stuck with them all their life. Hindering some of their decisions.

Mine is 'sleekit'. Every time my mum and I had an argument she was always describe me this way. She would always say it slowly and with particular emphasis.

Becuase of this, I feel it's stopped my from being so ready to enter conversation and debates and in general talking to people in case they see me in the same way. Hence I tend to blunder in and tend to talk without thinking or consideration and avoid arguments and verbal confrontations. It's stuck with me and I've never really gotten past it.

Does anyone else have a word?
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
10:34 pm
Signal Boost
"...I can understand why a property development company might get upset at squatters. As far as generic ideas go, it's not a nice one.

But when a site that's been left derelict for fifteen years and has no hope of getting planning permission is taken over by a group of gardeners who not only turn it into a community garden but promise to leave the site if said company ever gets their planning permission, retaliating with threats, assault, dragging them through the courts, then finally carrying out an illegal eviction with an arrest is not the not the way forward.

Long story short: this is what's happened at Brighton Mound. The surprise eviction and destruction of the garden was this morning. The company in question is Hargreaves. Spread the word, spread the bad publicity, email them if you feel it's appropriate. Let them know just how much in the wrong they are, and just how much they cannot get away with it..."


Sunday, May 1st, 2011
12:51 am
It's one of those days
Well today has been interesting. Emma moved in and my flat seems to have some life in it again. I've been slowly going mad from living alone. Went for lunch with her dad (Jim) and mum-in-law (Elsbeth). Lovely time was had. Found out that Elsbeth is from my home town of Lochgilphead (loch-no-hope) so we were regaling on people who used to live there and the changes since we left.

Returned home and continued to unpack and move furniture around and make the place look like people *actually* live here. It's all kinds of awesome :)

Daniel came round and we went out to Graeme's (Pit) birthday bash in 'Curlers'. Much fun and revelry was had. Good food, good drink. I seem to have lost what little tolerance I had for alcohol so only two pints for me :( Ah well.

Back in the flat now, and I feel crap. It's odd, it only came on very suddenly. Sorry, not crap. Lonely. I don't know why. I'm surrounded by some great friends just now, but I don't feel I have the time to spend with them just now. Most of them are going on Larp adventure tomorrow and I'm working. I knew I was going to but still...

I don't know what I want to make me feel better, but I think I need a holiday/ time off that doesn't involve Larp. Something along the lines of what I did last year when I went to Oxford and saw people, or when Casper did his big Birthday do that I went to in Coventry.


Tattoo is coming along nicely. I had another session on Thursday just past. About 1/3 of the way through. I'd show pictures, but that seems to be difficult to do these days.

I'm off to bed now. I'll catch you guys later.


Current Mood: lonely
Thursday, April 21st, 2011
7:07 am
Maelstrom today!!!
Friday, April 15th, 2011
8:19 pm
It's not a picture...
... Bit it's the best a free account will let me do.

For those I promised a picture of my tattoo (in progress), I'm afraid I won't be able to post one up here for you all to see, but at least I can offer a link to my photos page (on facebook).

There are a few random pictures on there aswell, but meh.


Hope you enjoy the pics. Let me know if it doesn't work :)

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
11:45 am
For those of you I've not told...
Which at this point shouldn't be a lot.

Yesterday I made the last steps towards my tattoo. i.e. Getting it started. I have pictures all over my facebook and will endevour to get some up here, but it's looking good :)

Mark (my artist) was rather impressed I managed to last 4.5(ish) hours on my first run. Didn't manage the whole day, but was told that I'd get another full day (which I pay for) followed by another full day which I get for free ^^ SWEET!

Also got a free t-shirt ^^

All in all, it's good and my next session will be at the end of April- start of May. :D

Busy, busy, busy

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
9:52 pm
A little up-date
Evening all.

This week I have away from work. Instead of sitting on my bum and not doing very much, I've been with Craig in his dads workshop, make up larp weapons for when Craig starts touring and selling said stock.

I have been covered with glue and paint and loving every minute of it.

Oh yes, and I get to make my own sword and shield and given a wee hammer for my troubles :D

All good

:D :D :D

9:45 pm

You were born during a Waning Crescent moon

This phase occurs right before the new moon.

- what it says about you -

You appreciate closure. It bothers you when people promise to do something and then don't follow through. You want to able to right the wrongs of the past. Studying history motivates you to improve the world. You put a lot of hope in the future and look forward to seeing technology and progress improve our lives.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com

Sunday, March 6th, 2011
12:23 am
A Good day
Today I have-

Woke up with friends in flat
Been out for brunch
Played BESM for the better part of the day
Made roast dinner and strudel
Continued to play games and won ><

All in all it's been a good day :)

Sunday, February 13th, 2011
12:48 am
Larp Characters...
Just a reminder for me more than anything.
 A+A (Jane Austin lrp)Collapse )
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
12:29 am
Meme Music
I like music and for all the pieces I know, there are two that will always make me stop and dance, be it in my head or around the room this piece always does.

I give you  'Comptine d'un autre été: l'après midi':


And 'The heart asks PLeasure First':


Just thought I'd share these with you all

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