blood_winged: (England Noms)
[Poll #1674205]
My sister bought me a teapot for Christmas so of course I had to get some loose leaf teas. I've already tried my Scottish caramel pu-erh, which was very nice, but which one shall I go for next? =O

Hnnngh.

Aug. 31st, 2010 07:23 pm
blood_winged: (Greece WTF)
So I woke up at 8.30...

Correction, I was woken at 8.30... after sleeping for an hour... to sit around all day waiting for a package that never came. Kinda pissed about that.

One good point, however, was that I hopped onto Skype with [livejournal.com profile] plextral ... who spent ten minutes having gigglefits over my accent.

My accent is not that funny ._.

It's actually not funny at all.

=|

Aug. 17th, 2010 04:49 pm
blood_winged: (Norway & Iceland)
I frikken hate contact lenses.

Hurr.

Aug. 16th, 2010 09:08 pm
blood_winged: (England x Little!America)
I was wearing contact lenses today. I'm not sure if- Wait, no, that's a lie. I KNOW I would not want to wear them all the time. I can feel them in my eyes and it's very disconcerting... but I need to have them for my cosplay, so I shall just deal with it.

We seem to suddenly have the need for a lot of money. I need a new laptop keyboard, our dog needs to have some teeth removed, and our desktop computer has broken after six years of faithful service. This is not a good thing.

Gar.
blood_winged: (China Stressed)
So I would have updated or something last night, but I managed to break my laptop keyboard.

Again.

So I went into town this afternoon and picked up a cheap little USB one that's working out fine. I will however have to shell out £30 for a new one for my laptop, which sucks like you wouldn't believe.

Donations? Lawl no I kid I kid.

So I slept horribly, because I was so pissed at myself for breaking the damn thing (AGAIN) that I felt sick.. which makes it the second night in a row I haven't slept properly.

I am not loving this week at all.

We still have wasps in the roof.
blood_winged: (Russia - Gun)
I'm sorry I don't fit into the neat little image of what you think I should be like. You can push and poke all you want but I'm never going to, so I guess I'm always going to be a failure to you. Do you have any idea how much it hurts to feel as if your own mother thinks you're worthless? I am not antisocial, I am not unreliable, and I am not lazy, I am an intelligent, sensitive and responsible young woman who you don't understand.

I have friends, and just because I've never met them it doesn't make them any less real to me. The guy I love lives in another country, but does that make the fact that he loves me back false? No, it doesn't, but you would tell me I'm being ridiculous. Do you have any idea how demeaning it is, to have your feelings trivialised by your own mother?

You want me to get a job. Sure, I can see the logic in it, but that doesn't mean I need, or want one. Perhaps you 'need' me to have one, to convince yourself that I'm not as weird as you thought, because really I think the money is a trivial thing. You never asked me for money when I was working in college, even though I offered. Why is wanting to be happy the 'wrong attitude'? Why is wanting to wait until I feel ready to work, instead of jumping in and being miserable the 'wrong attitude'? I'm not like you, mother, I didn't finish school and go straight into work, I want to go further than spending the rest of my life behind a desk in an office working with people I can't stand but act nicely to to their face.

I don't want to be like you. I don't want to work myself to the limit of my endurance. Sure, I might be poor, but I'll be happy, and I'll be doing what I want, not what you expect.

Most of all, I'm sorry that I don't have the courage to say all of this to your face.
blood_winged: (Rome x Germania)
Ne, ne, ne, ne~ My plants are still growing! 

Pics~ )

Look at them grooooow >w<;

But on to other things, I have this huge pile of manga to read. I actually own a lot of manga and books that I haven't read yet. Sob...

Book towers! D: )

Surprisingly (or not, depending on how well you know me), that pile of books doesn't even amount to half of the books I own. Derp. Some of those have been sitting around waiting to be read for at least two years. I really should get to them, I've done barely any reading for pleasure in the past three years and I used to enjoy reading so much.. D:

I really don't know what happened.

Maybe it was broadband internet.

Probably.

Bob is doing well.

Bob~ )

Yes, it was me who wrote 'Bob' on the pot.
blood_winged: (England Noms)
So, since people keep asking me if I have Twitter or not, so I've jumped on the metaphorical bandwagon and got an account -3- I had to make a new one, since I did actually have one before and I can remember neither the username or the password for it.

If you have Twitter, and would like to add me for yet more waffling on the randomness that is my life (and notification of updates) then go ahead.

https://twitter.com/hardtostarboard

For the love of God comment if you add me. For the sake of my sanity.

-slinks off again-
blood_winged: (N.Italy x Germany)
My shoulders are burned!

This whole 'gardening' lark is really getting into full swing. My mum and me spent an hour chopping a big bush down that was choking some other plants. We managed to fill the bin with it, as you see here:



And this is what we were left with, after finding a flowering raspberry, a plant that 'has pink flowers on it' and 'something that grandma gave me' according to my mother.



I'm hoping things start to grow quickly 'cause that garage is really, really ugly. =|

We have some nice flowers in the garden at the moment. Bluebells and peonies.



Ben is starting to not like the heat so much. I don't think he quite knows what to do with himself - he just keeps wandering around and flopping down in the shade. He spent three hours with a daisychain around his neck today, until John started chasing him with the hosepipe and he ran inside and shook it off. Speaking of the hosepipe, after about ten years of mum saying 'I wish we had an outside tap', we finally have one! 



Isn't it so shiny...

Moving on! I've actually been cool enough to start writing today, so here is the beginning of the third chapter of From Fire to Flame for your perusal.

“Aah, man, being a nation is hard.” Peter leaned back in his chair and stretched, tilting his head back to look up as a hand fell on his shoulder.

“What have I told you about coming into my house without permission?” Arthur said, one eyebrow raised as his brother grinned up at him and half rolled out of the chair, coming to his feet, eye-to-eye with the Englishman.


And... that's all, for now.
blood_winged: (America Happy)
Aaaargh it's so hot. Another day in the thirties (high eighties) and humid to boot. I don't think I can stand much more of this.

Anyways my dad came to visit today, and we went to my aunt Jo's house and had a barbeque. I got rather snap happy, so now you get to see my photos XP

If you like, that is. )

Other, more general stuff about updates and whatnot. )
blood_winged: (England Lazy)
Iggy must be having hot flashes. It's managed to get up to 28 degrees (that's 83 degrees for all you Fahrenheit users) outside, and about 25 inside. You wouldn't think three degrees would make a big difference but man is it hot out there. Seriously. I'm British, I'm not built for this kind of crap.

But, taking advantage of the nice weather I went outside and took some pictures of flowers. When I was younger, I used to get a terrible rash from skin contact with grass. I hoped I might have grown out of it. Turns out I haven't.



(Click to enlarge...)

My arms itch.

=/

Garrr..

May. 20th, 2010 07:52 pm
blood_winged: (China Stressed)
Oh my Goddddd... It's so freaking hot and humid today I think I'm going to melt. It's been like this for three days now and I've had about enough. It wouldn't be so bad if it could cool down in the evenings and at night but nope, all night I'm boiling too - and I know this, because I was up all night last night.

That's it, folks, I have finally handed in my last assignments ever for university. There was very much an 'it's complete bollocks but it'll have to do' air around this year. I know I haven't been the only one who kind of stopped caring about their marks but hey, I'm pretty much 100% sure that I passed, and I'm looking to get on the Masters degree course in creative writing at Salford which should be made easier by the fact that I'm a graduate of the place.

I also get 20% off the price. Win-Win.

When I got home, I went to sleep. My sister [livejournal.com profile] sparklyscorpio is currently rocking a slightly-orange-tinted-blonde Hayley Williams look with her hair, as the hairdresser was trying to strip the colour off it and her hair is stubbornly clinging to not wanting to be blonde. So much so that the hairdresser had to come back again today to make a third attempt at getting the colour out.

Now that I'm done with all my university obligations, for now at least, I have a few plans for my fanfiction obligations (oh, I know you were waiting to hear that). Along with finishing From Fire to Flame I'm going to start that AU fic that some people showed an interest in, as well as finishing off some that I have half done, and I have big plans for an Arthur-centric fic involving (the great) Admiral Lord Nelson. If you know anything about that guy you would know that there would be no doubt that Arthur would have absolutely adored him by the end, and I do love writing history-based fanfiction so much I don't even.

I'm going to possibly delve into a few more new pairings also - any that I haven't touched upon that anybody would like to see?

Well, that's all for now. I gotta go get my pizza out of the oven. Ja ne!

EDIT: Got my pizza. Om nom.

More to talk about. I finally booked my tickets and am officially going to Ireland at the beginning of July. I hope the weather is nice ¬ ¬ 

My edelweiss are coming in nicely. I took a picture though I don't know how well you can see them. In real life the little green dots are, as [livejournal.com profile] lemiru  would say, glorious. I apparently did not inherit the 'everything I touch dies' thing that my mother seems to have at times. Hurrah!



Okay, now that really IS all.

blood_winged: (England Lazy)
Just proving I'm alive.

Weather's been nice recently...

blood_winged: (England)
Considering the sometimes quite violent insults thrown between these two during the debates, what we have in our government now is similar to if the Democrats and Republicans got together, and over five days worked out/compromised over most of their major differences and began working together.

They're a funny pair...

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