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Re: PYF: Post things that Happened!

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:49 am

The local alumni magazine did an interview with me, where I had pictures taken. I've always been camera shy, but overtime I've been working towards improving how I look on camera (even actually *gasp* smiling), and I think I did okay with this shoot.

Although damn, holding my breathe for so long can be a pain :-I

(also, one of my cats interrupted the interview, so they took pics of him as well. My cat's gonna be a star!)
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Post by Angry Critter (?) » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:02 pm

Had a really cozy weekend at Metal's :party: thanks for having me :flutterunsmith:

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:26 pm

I decided to make some effort into looking somewhat nice with my fashion. I have zero fashion sense (something people who met me can attest), but I got good tips from friends.

...so per their recommendations, I bought khaki jeans. Hey, I have to start somewhere :-I
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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:45 am

So, I've been on medical leave from my job at Walmart for a couple months now, and I've been dreading going back. That place just sucks your soul, and honestly it's just a bit too much for me. As an alternative to that, I've started poking around on job listing websites and seeing what's available in my area. I even sent in a few applications here and there, not expecting to get any response. However, I did get a response from one! I have an interview tomorrow with a local organization that provides services and programs for people with disabilities as a mentor, meaning I'll be working directly with the clients and helping them. Outside of computer programming work, this is the best job I can think of for my experience. I've really enjoyed working with children and people with disabilities in the past, and this job won't have me working nights or working completely alone, either. Fingers crossed that the interview goes well!
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Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:00 pm

I'm rooting for you! You got this! :yay:
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:42 pm

That sounds like a great chance. Rooting for you so much!
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Re: PYF: Post things that Happened!

Post by theGECK (?) » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:58 am

I'm going to get to see Hamilton on the 8th!

:flail: :flail: :flail: :flail: :flail: :flail: :flail:

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Post by Octavia (?) » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:50 pm

theGECK wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:58 am
I'm going to get to see Hamilton on the 8th!

:flail: :flail: :flail: :flail: :flail: :flail: :flail:
It's SO GOOD! :awesomedash:

I saw its first run in Chicago with Wayne Brady as Aaron Burr.
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Post by Factory Factory (?) » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:42 pm

*looks up Hamilton ticket prices*

hm

maybe I should play the lottery
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Post by theGECK (?) » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:45 pm

IT. WAS. FANTASTIC.

Morales was the Hamilton in our production, and he was supposed to be in the Chicago cast as well, so we might have seen the same person!

The way it just flowed without distinct scene transitions, the way the actors were choreographed to move from role to role, I could just kiss all of them. I normally don't want to give a standing ovation, but this time, I had no problem with it.

I still think that "Waitress" was better, but this was AMAZING.

The advantage to buying season tickets to a theatre means that you get into Hamilton for under box office prices. :dwi:

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:40 pm

SDCC approved my Professional Creators application! :party:

This doesn't guarantee I can get the "Pro" badge, but it does allow me some privilege if I decide to go to SDCC or Wondercon in the future
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Post by Madeline (?) » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:44 pm

Mr. Big wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:40 pm
SDCC approved my Professional Creators application! :party:

This doesn't guarantee I can get the "Pro" badge, but it does allow me some privilege if I decide to go to SDCC or Wondercon in the future
Way to go! :yay:

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Post by Juju&Lulu (?) » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:57 am

In two weeks we move to Seattle, cannot believe it's almost here.

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Post by Angry Critter (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:14 pm

I'm going to spend this weekend with two people who are very dear to me, and celebrate my birthday. I can't wait. :allears:

I've gained a lot of great real-life friends this past year. I feel like I'm finally able to bond with people I meet in the flesh versus online, and it's going really well. I'm finally starting to feel like myself since I started HRT, and that definitely shows in how people perceive and treat me. More confidence, less awkwardness. It's so great to recognize this in the feedback I get from other people.

More and more people don't just accept me for who I am, but even like me for it. It feels so alien. I love it. :D

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:42 pm

I'm so seriously happy for you, Lynn. :awesomedash:
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Post by Angry Critter (?) » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:06 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAA Kiith is gonna fly over here next month, because a professor from a university here is really interested in his work and wants to meet him.

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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:12 pm

That is seriously rad, oh wow :awesomedash: Congrats to y'all, rooting for Kiith that the opportunity leads to great things!
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Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:51 pm

Good luck Kiith and Lynn! :party:

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Post by Smoke (?) » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:31 am

So here's some fun news from this side of Europe. First of all, we're in the final stages of buying a house, just some paperwork that needs finishing before we can start the big move. That's all good and well, but there's something else going on.

Turns out my wife is pregnant. She tested positive both yesterday and today. It's still very, very early but I'm still recovering from the idea that I'm gonna be a dad.
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Post by Juju&Lulu (?) » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:05 am

Was offered a full time job with benefits. Will make finding an apartment much easier.

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Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:08 am

Juju&Lulu wrote:
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Was offered a full time job with benefits. Will make finding an apartment much easier.
Congrats! :yay:
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:52 pm

Stoked for you, Smoke and Juju :allears: May the road ahead work out great for you!
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Post by Juju&Lulu (?) » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:09 am

Finally found an affordable place apartment that my partner really likes. Hopefully all goes well and we can be in there as soon as the 20th.

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Post by Juju&Lulu (?) » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:19 pm

Today we got approved, so now all we need is proof of renter's insurance and we cab sign the lease. Hopefully we'll be moved in next week.

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Post by Madeline (?) » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:26 am

That’s great :allears:

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Post by Madeline (?) » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:18 pm

My mom got her test results back from the endocrinologist (finally). She’s still a little low on calcium and iron, but she already gets treatments for the iron every year and supplememts will take care of the calcium. His opinion was that someone screwed up at the hospital, and that there is no way they would ever admit fault. Also, her cataract surgeries went really well and she’ll be getting new glasses this week.

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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:02 am

Glad that things are looking up for your mom! I know first hand how awful it is to be waiting for test results for a loved one. Shit sucks.

On my end, I actually finished a chapter of something I'm writing! I've been trying to write something for well over a year now, and I've actually hit upon something that I think is going to work. Sure it's just 2.5k words, but it's something. I'm not really ready to show it to anyone yet, though, because I don't want to show off something that's all setup without actually getting to show off the core premise of the story along with it. Plus I'm sure it's trash and nobody in their right mind would ever want to read it. When it gets to that point, I guess I'll just have to suck it up and have to suck it up and have someone read it. Then I can fix stuff if I don't die of embarrassment first.
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Post by Madeline (?) » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:36 am

Perpetual Motion wrote:
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Glad that things are looking up for your mom! I know first hand how awful it is to be waiting for test results for a loved one. Shit sucks.

On my end, I actually finished a chapter of something I'm writing! I've been trying to write something for well over a year now, and I've actually hit upon something that I think is going to work. Sure it's just 2.5k words, but it's something. I'm not really ready to show it to anyone yet, though, because I don't want to show off something that's all setup without actually getting to show off the core premise of the story along with it. Plus I'm sure it's trash and nobody in their right mind would ever want to read it. When it gets to that point, I guess I'll just have to suck it up and have to suck it up and have someone read it. Then I can fix stuff if I don't die of embarrassment first.
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Post by Perrydotto (?) » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:35 pm

Super glad for you both, Madeline and PM :flutterunsmith: Progress is progress, and that counts for a lot. Don't put yourself down. It's fine to feel super confident but you should still give yourself credit at least. Self-appreciation is like a muscle - Keep doing it to train it up. It does get a bit easier over time.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:58 pm

Glad your mom got the results back, Madeline! Seems like she's in good hands.

And good progress, PM!
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Post by Smoke (?) » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:35 am

My wife had her second ultrasound today to see how our offspring's development is going, and I came along. The gynaecologist said everything looks perfect as far as she can tell at this point, and we got to both hear and see the baby's heart beating. Such an amazing feeling.
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Smoke wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:35 am
My wife had her second ultrasound today to see how our offspring's development is going, and I came along. The gynaecologist said everything looks perfect as far as she can tell at this point, and we got to both hear and see the baby's heart beating. Such an amazing feeling.
Congrats! :awesomedash:

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Aaaaa exciting :yay:
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:38 pm

Sounds awesome! :allears:
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I've talked about it on the Discord, but back in October I resolved to actually, seriously start losing weight.

Three months later, I'm down nearly forty pounds. Today at Subway one of the cashiers who said she almost didn't recognize me because I'd lost so much. :yay:

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That's a tremendous achievement!! Nice job, Blargh!
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:25 am

The past few months were definitely stressful for me, with multiple projects on my belt (including working on two books simultaneously, plus freelance and other obligations). I have no regret for those projects and I'm proud of it, but oof, it took a lot out of me.

So for 2019, I vowed to not give a fuck, be more self-indulgent and just relax. And MAN, 2 days in I already feel better about myself. Obviously I still have commitments and obligations, but I'm not as stressed now, at least.
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Post by Madeline (?) » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:36 am

I hope it keeps working for you!

I’m trying a different Mastodon instance and keeping a low profile. Participating/spectating in a Neil Breen quote fest so this is meant to be :-I

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:16 pm

This week I agreed to help my old college professor out with an in-class animated short for his class. The students are gonna work on putting together a short, simple animation. I will get paid for this as well!

Not sure how this will come out, but it's pretty exciting!
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Post by Smoke (?) » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:19 am

So finally good news regarding our big house purchase. We finally got all the paperwork finished with the notary, put in the registration for the city the house is in, and just have to go back to the bank one last time to start the mortgage.

It's taken a hell of a long time, but finally we can start packing up for our big move.

In baby news: All is going well, we might find out if we have a boy or a girl in a few days.
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