Last weekend nolagal came by and spent a couple nights with snarkyscorp and I. We took her to Disneyland and had loads of fun and, randomly, I think there was some sort of Harry Potter meet-up going on that day, because we saw people in assorted movie merchandise (myself and Nolagal included), a woman reading Half-Blood Prince on a bench, and there were two boys (grown, like 17-19 year old) walking around in Hogwarts uniforms -- ties haphazardly thrown about their necks, sweaters with the sleeves rolled up. I wanted to ravage them and fangirl all over them. Oh lord. We had awesome times, and if any of you ever happen upon the chance to meet or hang out with nolagal, you should certainly jump at the offer because she is just ridiculous amounts of WIN!! She's soooo nice, laid-back, has some awesome stories and we adore her. Just don't feed her any mushrooms. <3
Nolagal has her "Sirius Bizniz" look on. You shoot that Zurg!!
In other fandom-meets-real life news... So bryoneybrynn wants everyone to come out to her place this summer for an awesome fandom shindig (you can consult Seth Green over whether you feel it's a gathering, shindig, or hootenanny.) Me and Snarky wanna go SOBAD, but one of my best friends has also presented us with the prospect of a two-week trip to the British Isles next April (!!!!!). I went to Germany/Italy in 2003 and I've always known I'd go back to Europe, and when my best friend started talking about it this voice in my head said, "why not now? what are you waiting for?" I can make enough in bonuses to have Tiara and I paid for and... I wanna go!! This, though, has cast a shadow over the bryoneybrynn Shindig Spectacular, with tickets costing about $500 a pop for us to get to Canada. Then today Tiara tells me Bry wants to do it on August 11th... the 13th is my b-day! *throws a royal fit* I want a Canadian HP Bash for my b-day!!!
Which leads me to a poll... about commissions. I'm having serious talks with my art muse about how fickle and demanding she is, and she thinks she can open herself up to commissions... but I have no clue if anyone would even be remotely interested.
First off, would you be interested in commissions from me?
If you're interested, would you be willing to pay $20 - $40 for a full-color piece?
What kind of art would you be most interested in commissioning? (check all that apply)
Would you be interest in simple, cheaper pieces that are just line arts/ busts/ sketches?
And for fun... what should I be drawing more of in general???
Thank you to anyone who takes the poll!!! :D!!
...At the beginning of November I went to the doctors and they were pretty much like, "LOL, you're 10lbs away from developing diabetes. Time to lose weight!" This was the push I needed. I started out at 177... and I'm now supposedly at 163 or so!! Ok, so not the FASTEST progress in the world, but it's still something! I'm getting to the point where I NEED to up my exercise because calorie restriction just isn't enough *sigh* This is always the hard part. But the way we've been doing it has made it feel very VERY much like something I can keep up indefinitely, in terms of food consumption. We're not denying ourselves. We're eating in and eating low-cal Sunday-Thursday, Friday night we have a (responsible) date night out, and we'll also pick one of our favorite places on Saturday. We've all but cut out fast food -- which was our problem before. My body feels so much better. When I'm exercising regularly and eating better, my scary heart palpitations all but disappear, and the second I feel it happen it's a huge re-motivator for me. Nothing like a fear of cardiac arrest to motivate! >.> But really, my clothes are fitting better (some are even bordering on a bit too big), my collarbones are coming back, and I'm starting to feel a bit better in my skin. All good things. :) If I could lose another 15lbs by Bry's Shindig, I'd pretty much be at my personal goal! (145 may still seem heavy, especially since I'm short, but I'm trying to be realistic about what I can maintain for the long run).
Okay, time to tear Tiara away from Bejeweled Blitz before her eyes pop out XD