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Moi. Being silly.
Gaiz I have to do journals more often. When did I last do one--February? How do I even. Eccch. 

My life recently, in a few bullet points:
:bulletpurple: I CUT ALL MY HAIR OFF (ok no, not all of it, but like 10 inches. I have had long hair for actually forever, because my parents kept it boy-short when I was a kid and I spent years being traumatized because I look like a dude in all my baby pictures. Blah. But I GRADUATED LAW SCHOOL AND GOOD RIDDANCE so it was either chop all my hair off or get a tattoo. I'mma do that tattoo thing after I pass the bar ;P ).
:bulletblue: I taught my cat to lie down when I point my fingers like a gun and go "pow!" We are currently working on "roll over." He hates it. 
:bulletred: I got a paper published in the law journal! Eeee! It's about space law, because of course it is. If you want to read 30 pages of me geeking so hard I nerd, knock yourself out:… ;) 
:bulletpurple: I graduated law school! Holy crap! Aaaahhhhhh
:bulletgreen: I got a job? Maybe? I'll be clerking for a judge in Maryland for a year, which is exciting (because job) but sad (because boyfriend will be working in DC so we'll be like long medium-distance). :C :C :C forever.
:bulletblue: I was in a play! "Pirates of Penzance!" I was one of the Major-General's gaggle of daughters. It was awful. My pants fell down onstage. I made bf and another friend get me drunk after that. :|
:bulletgreen: BF AND EVIL FRIEND AND I WENT BACK TO IRELAND. FOR TWO WEEKS. AND TOOK MY BROTHER. IT WAS THINGS. THINGS HAPPENED. I WILL PROBABLY DO A FULL JOURNAL ABOUT THIS AT SOME POINT BUT I CAN ONLY AVOID BAR WORK FOR SO LONG RIGHT NOW. Suffice it to say that it was awesome except for the time that our car broke down smoking (and now Hertz is charging me an arm and a leg THANKS DUMBASS DEFECTIVE CLUTCH but whatever). 
:bulletred: I rode an awesome horse named Ned through Killarney National Forest and we cantered through mud puddles and we both liked to go fastfastfast. This was part of the Ireland trip thing but it is clearly important enough that it deserves its own bullet point. 
:bulletpurple: Newgrange is the coolest thing ever and everybody should go see it. See above for my justification for this bullet point. 

Sooooooo yeah. I will probably think of and add more over the next few days, because it frightens me how little of my major life occurrences I remember if I don't write them down. :B 

Also! I have come to shill books to you, my darling patient lovely followers! Because I just love all the books right now and feel the need to share, and SUMMER IS A TIME FOR GOOD BOOKS YAAAY even if there is nothing but darkness and a 30 pound box of law books for me sob sob

:star: Wanna read some freaking awesome fantasy? The kind with magical Roman legionaires and oodles of characters and epic battles and the most lovably cunning main character ever? CODEX ALERA MY LOVELIES. First book is "Furies of Calderon" by Jim Butcher…; it's ok, but give it 'till the second book to really kick in. AND THEN WOW. Seriously, I just love the snot out of this series; I've shilled it before, but I'm currently re-reading it and I forgot how gosh-darn good it is. There are 6 books in total, and it has a super-satisfying ending (in case you're suffering "OH GOD EVERYBODY DIES HORRIBLY" fatigue from Game of Thrones and ohgod I'm so disgusted with you right now, stupid damn icky show uggghhh why so much torture Outlander). Anyway. The best books. BEST. 

:star: Feel fed-up with the "gargantuan battles and espionage" fantasy? Want something really unique and creative? Try Martha Wells' Raksura books. First book is "The Cloud Roads"…. This series follows Moon, a gargoyle-esque shapeshifter who believes that he's the last of his kind...but when he finds others like him, he realizes just how alien their civilization is. I just love these books, because the Raksura have such an interesting dynamic (they live in a colony with dominant queens, submissive consorts, winged warriors, wingless hunters/teachers/healers and some very relaxed ideas about sexuality ;P ). There's a ton of cool world-building, the protagonists are very lovable, and they just feel so delightfully creative. Definitely recommended. 

:star: No, you say, you want steampunk! Well then, how about Kenneth Oppel's "Airborne" trilogy? First book is, well, "Airborne"… :B. These are GREAT and I obsessed over them for a while after reading them, because SKY-PIRATES AND FLYING PANTHERS AND LOST FLOATING TREASURE SHIPS. Hnnng. Very "Treasure Island," but with more feminism and flying ships. Really good for a shiver, too, and all three books are tons of fun. 

:star: If none of those tickle your fancy, I've got one final recommendation--sci-fi! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ "THE MARTIAN" BY ANDY WEIR… because it is the BEST and I may or may not have skipped a class or two to finish it because AUGH SUSPENSE GURGLE ACK. SO GOOD. SO DELICIOUSLY, SCIENTIFICALLY-ACCURATELY-GOOD. If you love space and NASA and human ingenuity and GODDAMN SCIENTIFICALLY HARDCORE SURVIVAL NOVELS, you are absolutely going to go bonkers for this book. There's a movie coming out in a few months starring matt damon no wait stop and you should DEFINITELY READ THE BOOK FIRST BECAUSE YES. Read it. Read itttt, and then come talk about it to me! XD 

Ok all, I have to go pretend to listen to 2 more hours of contract law tonight. Whoopee. I love you all! 

TAE out :heart: 
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Barbri lectures at 1.5x speed
  • Reading: Queen of the Tearling
  • Watching: GoT and Outlander and sobbing
  • Playing: Tetris
  • Eating: Tortellini
  • Drinking: Iced tea

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shevie999 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
Happy birthday! :cake:
seralune Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch! :hug:
VenusRain Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for favoriting my Cockatrice Dragon pixel!
Priscillascreations Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave.
dragonhope Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
thanks for faving
ElementalJess Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Oh my heavens. They are even more spectacular in real life. I almost cried, they're so beautiful and so lovingly crafted. Thank you SO. MUCH.
TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh I am SO HAPPY that they got there safely and in one piece!!! I took my time responding to this message because I was just so insanely moved by it, I wanted to mull over my response a little. I really try to put a lot of love into all my work, but gryphons (or gryfons ;) ) have a special place in my heart, and I love your characters so much that I wanted to do them justice. It was quite a learning process but I'm really proud of how they came out, and I'm just over the moon that you love them. :heart: 

In other news, your autographed hardcovers are SO PRETTY and I was just in love with the little gryfons you drew on the box (which I am saving because DUH. I decided to repay you with a few doodles of my own. ;) It's just such an adorable idea! In any case, I am so happy that I got to trade with you, and I just absolutely cannot wait for "A Shard of Sun!" I've already pre-ordered it. ;) 

If it's not too much trouble, would you mind mentioning me and my work in a journal, perhaps? I'm looking to start getting into commissions more, but I'm a little hesitant about self-advertising. :P 

Finally, I had a really phenomenal time working with your characters, and if you're ever interested in another trade or commission of any kind, I would be more than happy to work with you. :) Thank you again for all your kind words, and have a great day! 
ElementalJess Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would be happy to do a journal!

I also tend to be very slow about things so if you don't see it in the next week or so Please. Nudge. Me. And don't be shy.

The magnets make me SO happy every time I see them. :heart:
Norrive Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

:iconautumntree3plz: Welcome to Mystical-Forest  :iconmystical-forest:

Thank you for joining our group! It’s a great honour for us to have you as a member

ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
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