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Yesterday Afternoon

So, yesterday I spent an entire afternoon in Photoshop (which was propbably not the best program for the job, but I've no idea how to use Illustrator) creating the floorplan for a school in a crazy long story I'm writing (and never posting, because it is somewhat hideous and purely for my own entertainment). So I thought I would share the map with you. The school is based loosely on the secondary school I went to, but extended in parts and shifted about a bit in others.

I'll warn you that it's huge at full size.

Map Map

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Cooking Mama

Shameless self-promotion?

My Photo Journal: photoe

My new deviantART: beautifvl-flaw

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Photo Journal


Since I've taken up photography and I'm really keen to learn, I started a photo journal. Your feedback would be appreciated. ♥

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Ichigo War

Check out bleachedblackk!

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Head on over...

... to ravens_rising's journal!

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to wet!

You are super-awesome! I'm hoping that you are feeling better and that you have a great day!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Writing Practice

What did you read at school?

I've had a thought today. I want to teach English (I'd rather classical civilisation, but they don't tend to do it outside of grammar schools here, and I'd rather teach comprehensive school students. It'll be harder, sure, but it fits better with the reasons I want to teach in the first place), and so I thought that I should probably start reading the books that students study at school to get a feel for them. I haven't touched that sort of thing since I left when I was sixteen (and I didn't properly read the book I was supposed to in my final year, either).

I remember, when I was at school, reading Of Mice and Men, Macbeth, and To Kill A Mockingbird.

Can any of you on my flist tell me what you read for school when you were aged 11-16?

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I am proud

I had my first serious attempt at using Photoshop today. I found it difficult and confusing, but I'm proud of how much I've learnt and what I've managed to achieve. I feel like I'll get good if I keep practising, rather than just feeling like the whole thing was hopeless (as I did the times I fiddled with the program before and rapidly gave up). The same thing with a tablet. I've been borrowing my partner's tablet (Wacom Bamboo Pen) and previously I had always been completely confused by tablets, but today I managed to get rather accustomed to using it. I don't know what has given me so much added patience today, but I'm glad of it.

So here's what I did. Needless to say it's not finished.

It's a picture of one of the characters in my first novel, Anisa.

Oh, Nikkos. What has happened? You never were shy before.Collapse )

For any artists on my flist, I'd be very grateful any pointers you could give, because I'm totally new to this digital art thing, and very rusty even on the traditional stuff.

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Feliz Navidad

I'm just wanting to wish everybody happy holidays! I hope that you all have a wonderful time!

Some other things too:

Thanks to cmc42 for extra userpic space, Ukitake/Byakuya fic (entitled Things Change) and Christmas card (the Byakuya drawing inside will be treasured! ♥).

Thanks to horusguard76 for the lovely pictures.

Thanks to tecla for advice when I needed it most.

And also thanks to serenia, for writing such beautiful fiction, being a lovely friend, and because you have brought to light some things I didn't realise about the way I think and made me able to explain myself better to my partner.

I feel I am forgetting to thank somebody and I feel awful for it. If I have forgotten you, please let me know. I am terribly scatter-brained at the moment.

And to wet, I wish you a speedy recovery, and I hope you can still enjoy the holiday season somewhat.

Lastly, an apology, because I had intended to send cards/letters and gifts to a number of you, but I've had a bit of a personal catastrophe, so I'm unable to do so at the moment. Hopefully in the not-too-distant future I will be able to send bits and bobs out to you all.

Also, for those that speak languages other than English, would you please tell me how to say merry christmas/happy holidays/other festive greeting in your language? ♥

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Home [Bleach, Shunsui/Jyuushiro, PG]

Title: Home
Characters: Shunsui/Jyuushiro
Prompt: Home for the holidays.
Rating: PG
Warnings: Fluff
Word Count: 265
Summary: Jyuushiro prepares for the holiday season.
A/N: This is the first of my Christmas gift fics, so with it comes a big MERRY CHRISTMAS to mako_pretty! It's short, but I hope you enjoy it!

Shunsui found Jyuushiro packing brightly-coloured clothing into a small bag.Collapse )

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