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26 Nov 2012 - 09:3494391
Christmas - Bah! Humbug!


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26 Nov 2012 - 12:1294394
Hyper Japan....

I'm mega put out and annoyed. We were suppose to do a group dance, on stage, and be a debut of Star Drops. On saturday, due to a mistake on my part, one of the costumes was too small for someone, so we did not have time to practice the dance. So we moved it so we could do it on Sunday.

That night, we did all we could do to make sure the Chihaya costume and Hibiki costume were finished, then went to move onto boot covers - which we didn't have time to do which is one of those things.

I told everyone to either meet us at the hostel we were staying at by 10, or to meet at the cosplay desk by 11 so we had time to practice.

I was actually excited at the prospect, even though I get stage fright like crazy.

And everyone turned up. Bar our Hibiki. Who we waited for. 12:45 she finally turned up, way too late for us to practice (1:30pm we needed to be at the cosdesk again). And I was even more pissed, I hadn't had breakfast and I was pretty hungry. So we cancelled the dance and decided just to do the parade.

She went off to get changed, we signed in and sent her a message she need to be signed in by 1:30pm - there is a disclaimer you needed to sign. Then myself and Angel Tear buggered off to get food as we were starving.

Came back, she still hadn't signed in. Called her and told her it HAD to be done before 1:30.

Which came and went. So sent her a text saying "you can't perform, they've done the call out". And started talking to Angel Tear and Crystal Neko with poses and stage set up we could do.

Suddenly, she appeared, and made it out it was our fault she wasn't in on time. This is after we stayed up to 2am to finish her costume. This is after we got up at 7am, to finish her costume. This is after I had skipped breakfast, to finish her costume and that I had sent her message after message and called her.

So I snapped. And told her straight it was not our fault. And other stuff, but I really can't remember what it was as I was tired and pissed off.

But still, it put a damper on my mood for the rest of the day - even though Angel Tear, Crystal Neko and I won the group entry, once the euphoria of the weekend not being a complete cock up wore down I was still furious with her. It put a massive damper on my mood.

We were suppose to dance, we didn't get time to practice because she was late. We were suppose to do photos, which we didn't get time for because she was late. It didn't just mess up me, it messed up everyone in the group. So angry about it.

EDIT: and to add insult to injury, even our room was pink! I'M SICK OF PINK!


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26 Nov 2012 - 12:4794397
Minor thing: I can't find any pics of my Kirito Costume I wore for Hyper Japan. It's a bit annoying that no one seems to be posting albums...


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30 Nov 2012 - 21:3694577
Its probably the anxiety talking and all but the thing is I am nearly at the end of my second week at work. Im slowly settling in and I have pulled off working behind a til better than I had ever imagined and I even enjoy a bit of chit-chat with the customers despite my shyness.

The thing is that I am ALWAYS dreading it the night before. I am quite ok during the day but around shifts I fear all kinds of things going wrong even to the point of having a nervous breakdown. I am very glad that I DO have a job and I enjoy being on my feet working and I always put alot of effort to my work but I feel kinda concerned about how my health could be affected as a result of the stress. What makes it even worse is the days are closing in to Christmas and there WILL be some particually nasty customers to deal with eventually.

The job is probably only until the Christmas period is over so Im currently planning on more ambitious career plans thats more rewarding and hopefully less stressful.


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03 Dec 2012 - 17:3794650
I'm really down about not having any work. Not had a shift in over a month and it's really getting me down. I can't do anything cause I can't afford it - I was suppose to being going to Birmingham this weekend and I can't afford to :/ it sucks. Yeah, I hate my job but I'd rather be there and working atm


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03 Dec 2012 - 21:2194661
I stocked up on camping mat and now it looks like it's no good. It wasn't expensive (each roll was 99p) but still I'm not to sure what to do with it now or if can afford to do the project I planned it for...


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03 Dec 2012 - 23:4194666
I now regret my choices of putting all my essays till the night before deadline date when they're so long.

I blame myself for this, and the documentary I have to complete along side for eating up much of my time.


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04 Dec 2012 - 12:1194682
If it's not in your power to deliver on something, don't promise it!

This goes double if it's something that I have to deliver. DO NOT MAKE PROMISES ON MY BEHALF!

Very little annoys me more than when an angry customer blames me, because some moron promised I would be able to do it without consulting me first.


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05 Dec 2012 - 12:4094715
First day with snow and I go and slip on a small patch of ice on my way to school this morning.


05 Dec 2012 - 16:2094720
Quote Aerblade:
Its probably the anxiety talking and all but the thing is I am nearly at the end of my second week at work. Im slowly settling in and I have pulled off working behind a til better than I had ever imagined and I even enjoy a bit of chit-chat with the customers despite my shyness.

The thing is that I am ALWAYS dreading it the night before. I am quite ok during the day but around shifts I fear all kinds of things going wrong even to the point of having a nervous breakdown. I am very glad that I DO have a job and I enjoy being on my feet working and I always put alot of effort to my work but I feel kinda concerned about how my health could be affected as a result of the stress. What makes it even worse is the days are closing in to Christmas and there WILL be some particually nasty customers to deal with eventually.

The job is probably only until the Christmas period is over so Im currently planning on more ambitious career plans thats more rewarding and hopefully less stressful.


I'm exactly the same, I really know how that feels. Except that I don't have a job yet and I'm absolutely cr*pping myself over the thought of it, I have made myself ill over worrying about this before now. So I really feel for you *hugs*


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05 Dec 2012 - 17:3094722
Quote Lady Bahamut:
Quote Aerblade:
Its probably the anxiety talking and all but the thing is I am nearly at the end of my second week at work. Im slowly settling in and I have pulled off working behind a til better than I had ever imagined and I even enjoy a bit of chit-chat with the customers despite my shyness.

The thing is that I am ALWAYS dreading it the night before. I am quite ok during the day but around shifts I fear all kinds of things going wrong even to the point of having a nervous breakdown. I am very glad that I DO have a job and I enjoy being on my feet working and I always put alot of effort to my work but I feel kinda concerned about how my health could be affected as a result of the stress. What makes it even worse is the days are closing in to Christmas and there WILL be some particually nasty customers to deal with eventually.

The job is probably only until the Christmas period is over so Im currently planning on more ambitious career plans thats more rewarding and hopefully less stressful.


I'm exactly the same, I really know how that feels. Except that I don't have a job yet and I'm absolutely cr*pping myself over the thought of it, I have made myself ill over worrying about this before now. So I really feel for you *hugs*


*hugs* I used to worry alot about fitting in and coping when I was job hunting. Being my first major job (not including my volunteer work) made it even more frightening as the job deals with things that I am not-so-confident with and I wasnt sure how I would cope in the shops as a member of staff.

Retail can be very daunting for those who are always paranoid over the slightest mishaps XD I have dealt with more friendly customers than anything and just thinking of that makes it a little more easier but you'll never know when you have to deal with a jerk XD However, I found that taking my time and doing whatever to keep relaxed helps as most of the times I mess up I have been under alot of stress and rushed. Also today I have tried doing some breathing exercises that helped alot. If I done this 3 years ago I would have been out of the job by now as adjusting to new environments and stuff has never been something I have been good at.

It may be hard at first but once you get into it consider it as a massive hurdle you leapt over. Personally I can safely say this is definitely among one of the most difficult things I had to deal with my entire life.


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05 Dec 2012 - 18:5294724
Quote Aerblade:
*hugs* I used to worry alot about fitting in and coping when I was job hunting. Being my first major job (not including my volunteer work) made it even more frightening as the job deals with things that I am not-so-confident with and I wasnt sure how I would cope in the shops as a member of staff.

Retail can be very daunting for those who are always paranoid over the slightest mishaps XD I have dealt with more friendly customers than anything and just thinking of that makes it a little more easier but you'll never know when you have to deal with a jerk XD However, I found that taking my time and doing whatever to keep relaxed helps as most of the times I mess up I have been under alot of stress and rushed. Also today I have tried doing some breathing exercises that helped alot. If I done this 3 years ago I would have been out of the job by now as adjusting to new environments and stuff has never been something I have been good at.

It may be hard at first but once you get into it consider it as a massive hurdle you leapt over. Personally I can safely say this is definitely among one of the most difficult things I had to deal with my entire life.


It's nice to talk to someone who I think feels the same way about these things ^^;

I think one of my big worries is that no one will want anything to do with me, I'll be the new person and they'll all already have their friends there and will want to talk to them instead. Plus I won't know what the hell I'm doing which will make things even more awkward =/

I'd be interested to learn about these breathing exercises you mentioned, I'll do anything to help me stay calm ^^;


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07 Dec 2012 - 00:3694774
Quote Lady Bahamut:
Quote Aerblade:
*hugs* I used to worry alot about fitting in and coping when I was job hunting. Being my first major job (not including my volunteer work) made it even more frightening as the job deals with things that I am not-so-confident with and I wasnt sure how I would cope in the shops as a member of staff.

Retail can be very daunting for those who are always paranoid over the slightest mishaps XD I have dealt with more friendly customers than anything and just thinking of that makes it a little more easier but you'll never know when you have to deal with a jerk XD However, I found that taking my time and doing whatever to keep relaxed helps as most of the times I mess up I have been under alot of stress and rushed. Also today I have tried doing some breathing exercises that helped alot. If I done this 3 years ago I would have been out of the job by now as adjusting to new environments and stuff has never been something I have been good at.

It may be hard at first but once you get into it consider it as a massive hurdle you leapt over. Personally I can safely say this is definitely among one of the most difficult things I had to deal with my entire life.


It's nice to talk to someone who I think feels the same way about these things ^^;

I think one of my big worries is that no one will want anything to do with me, I'll be the new person and they'll all already have their friends there and will want to talk to them instead. Plus I won't know what the hell I'm doing which will make things even more awkward =/

I'd be interested to learn about these breathing exercises you mentioned, I'll do anything to help me stay calm ^^;

Sure is ^^

Its just simply deep and slow breathing Been taking a relaxation course at the moment so been practacing meditation for a few weeks.

Dont worry, you wont be left alone as they'll ensure you can get some help when needed. I particually get on well with a colleague who was as nervous as I was when he started so we understand this well and maybe the same will happen to you as we all have to start somewhere.


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07 Dec 2012 - 22:2794814
Eh, just a small one for me right now. Can't say I'm looking forward to the weekend. I gotta get up at the crack of dawn Saturday, then my 3 hour martial arts session in the evening (Which is fun, but it sure is tiring.) then I'm working all day Sunday.

I haven't had a single day off since October's MCM, and even then as fun as it was, with the sheer amount of walking and staying up late I did, it didn't feel like I had days off!

I just can't wait for Christmas now. XD


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08 Dec 2012 - 16:1394849
Really upset - totally prepared for people to laugh at me. For a lot of people they have a pet that takes form in a dog or a cat, for me it's a chicken, deal with it.

So the other half's family had some hens, and they're quirky little birds so I got familiar with them, gave them names, learned their personalities. We went through the best of times (chicken cuddles) and the worst of times (me being the one to figure out when they had mites or lice...because I usually had them on me too after said chicken cuddles)

A few weeks back I pointed out that the rats were back. I stuck a brick over the hole to temporarily fix the problem and told Richards parents that hey, you have a rat digging directly into the hen house, sort it. Chances are they wouldn't even know because they don't check them properly. Previous to that they thought the hens had stopped laying, when actually one was brooding on the hen house floor with 8 eggs under her because the egg bod lid was broken, and therefore wet and cold was getting in (They still haven't replaced that even though I mentioned it back in the summer)It is now rotting and has some interesting fungus on it. If it wasn't going dark outside now, I'd be constructing my own as we speak.

Anyway so I went to go and work out in the loft of Richards garage and noticed that there were only two near the entrance of the hen run, looking a bit sorry for themselves. I pointed out that there were two instead of one, richard thought that its probably in the egg box laying one right then - they dont tend to lay in the day but with the days being so short now, who knew?

On the way back after finishing we went to go and check everything like food levels in the feeder, only to then have richard warn me before looking that one of them was dead. Now, I'd seen one of the newer hens dead not long after they got them about a year ago, and I hadn't yet got attached. But that one hand't been chewed open. This one was wide open, the bones had been chewed on. I checked the side of the run to see a rat escape down a pretty sizeable hole which hadn't appeared over night. I'd been checking less because of the cold and figured his dad wouldnt be so bone-headed only to replace food and water (I was wrong)To add insult to injury, it was my favourite one. If you have me on facebook there has been many a time where I've uploaded pics with this particular hen, cuddled her because shes the only one who tolerates it, and usually favoured her.

So yeah, I'm pretty angry because we called to inform them, and they didnt seem remotely bothered and said they put warfarin down, but it didn't work. It infuriates me that they hadn't kept putting it down and I just feel horrible and responsible because we were supposed to be looking after them while they were away - they only left yesterday. We've collapsed the tunnels, placed bricks over the holes on the inside of the house, and slapped down some nice warfarin sandwiches with cream cheese. I'd like to see them resist that. (Dont worry, nothing else can get at it like birds and whatnot.

So yeah. I love chickens.


08 Dec 2012 - 16:2494850
Chickens are as much as a pet as any dog or cat. I mean, what's the difference between them and people who grow attached to cows! Or Guinea Pigs!

It's horrible losing anything you're attached to, especially in such a way. It was totes avoidable what happened. Rats are awful, if they were digging under the hen it should have been sorted out ASAP, as, even if you're not too bothered by the hens, it's only a short dig until their in your home!

And god, they're killers! I mean, chickens aren't gonna stand a chance when cats and dogs struggle with them!


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08 Dec 2012 - 16:3194852
Hopefully the bugger won't be coming back soon now that it's got a blood-thinner sandwich. In fact at first I was shocked that they put that down to kill them, a few months I was like 'the rat hasnt done anything wrong, why are you poisoning it??' Now it's the anger and disappointment talking but I'm Fus Roh Dah-ing over the place 'KILL THEM ALL!' The ironic part is that while I was in the middle of flailing, getting teary and angry at the same time (Gosh my emotions!!) Pumpkin the cat turned up. Bad kitty for not doing her job!

Yeah, Im going to be watching the other two; Big Momma and Rathalos like a hawk now. since one of them looked a bit rough on the head.



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08 Dec 2012 - 20:1594865
Aw, chickens. We had to give away our chickens a few days ago due to moving house - my parents only remembered to tell me in the EVENING when our chickens had left in the MORNING.

Ranty time.

I'm moving from England to west Wales in a few months, I know absolutely nothing about the area and absolutely no-one in the vicinity at all. I'm scared but excited; mostly nervous. I've never moved in my LIFE, and have been home-educated since the age of 6, so I'll be moving away from all the friends I grew up with. I'll be seeing a couple of them in May for the expo, but being around 4 hours away from them during the year is gonna be a little difficult.
Still, Wales is a beautiful, beautiful place, which is a big upside; plus the people are a lot more open with each other than people in my area
I know I'll make new friends and everything, but it's still a little daunting.

Oh, and to top it all off, I have to wait another week for the next episode of Sword Art Online. My heart can't take cliffhangers.


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11 Dec 2012 - 18:4094972
Really fed up of people saying " oh im so into K-pop music, I know all about it" since psy got on the charts and became really popular. So when you ask them whats their favour artist and song its psy-gangnam style and they cant name a single other K-pop artist or song XD

I have no idea how they think they know all about K-pop without knowing some of the MOST popular korean artists and groups like Girls Generaition!, Kara, WonderGirls, Miss A, Sistar, Big bang, Superjunior 4minute, U-KISS, 2ne1. There are soo many

Come on! XD


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11 Dec 2012 - 19:3894977
Jobless AGAIN.


I just can't keep a job. It's not that I get fired, it's that things outside my control go wrong.

A couple of weeks ago I was basically told not to come in on Monday because the company couldn't support paying me anymore...

I happen to know that the reason for this is because the son of the owners of the business stopped being a jerk face and actually started helping again instead of being estranged and his do nothing girlfriend who prefers to be on benefits than working doesn't mind helping out in the packing room for cash-in-hand.

What I'm the most annoyed about is that I did so many unpaid hours for them because they needed it. I stopped it going under, I re-branded them, did all their marketing and sales. I was a friend to the wife who never leaves the farm and a confidant to the husband who's a depressive.

The husband couldn't even look me in the face when they let me go, he didn't come back to the farm until the end of the day when I was leaving.

The other kick in the teeth was that Nevermind (who lives with me) also worked there. So we're both unemployed and somehow I have to pay the bills and mortgage some how.

They also owe us money, swore to us they would pay us what they owed us the next week. They haven't paid us yet. I wish they would respect us enough to pay us the last of what they owe us, instead they can't even be bothered.

=(

I'm really worried, I can't concentrate on anything AND my cosplay plans have been dashed for the 3rd year running because I can't get enough money together to actually make my costumes.

... we're just finishing a pair of digitigrade stilts too... I really want to start the rest of the costume but... OKANE GA NAI!


16 Dec 2012 - 19:0495099
I'm done with being nice to people. I treat them well, I'm there for them, then it gets thrown back in my face.

Just what's wrong with me? I feel I'm doing something majorly wrong here.


16 Dec 2012 - 19:2395100
Flu season! Already had some time off work this week from ill health, now got a cold. Firetruck!!!

Colds really hit me to the floor hard!


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16 Dec 2012 - 20:3195103
Quote _Aeon_:
I'm done with being nice to people. I treat them well, I'm there for them, then it gets thrown back in my face.

Just what's wrong with me? I feel I'm doing something majorly wrong here.


You're really not, it's just that people aren't accustomed to actually being nice. These days a lot of people are selfish and don't really care about how others feel.

On the plus side, you're a rare kind of person who can actually hand out kindness without thinking what you're going to get out of it. Don't give up just because others are selfish, if they push you away they're the ones losing something special that they never realised they had until you've had enough.


17 Dec 2012 - 08:4395127
About 2 years ago, I felt like I could say what I wanted.

Now it seems I can't say anything because there's always someone who takes it the wrong way, ready to drag it out in a way that makes everyone feel bad.


17 Dec 2012 - 10:0795129
Quote JaeXD:
About 2 years ago, I felt like I could say what I wanted.

Now it seems I can't say anything because there's always someone who takes it the wrong way, ready to drag it out in a way that makes everyone feel bad.
Ugh, I know exactly what you mean. It's so frustrating when people can't take someone else's opinion/criticism even if it's totally legitimate.

Not just that, when they start dragging other people into it, it's just UGGGGGGHHHH.


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