Vision Board | Trinidad & Tobago carnival

Unintentionally, every year since they started going there annually, I await Superwoman’s vlogs from T&T carnival.

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Summary | 12-18

Strange week. I was barely coping with the work, and I definitely spent too much time in Minecraft game. It’s due to new update that has water stuff in it, sea weed, kelp, turtles. Let’s start with the adventure I had there, shall we?

I play that game with two more of my friends. That day only one of them could play. So there I was, minding my own business, building what I dubbed a Croft Manor, for I really want to get back into Tomb Raider games. A storm has started, and I heard thunder nearby, but paid no mind to it. We made home by the jungle, it’s just something you expect in warm climates. I went to brush my teeth, and I returned to find my friend stand over me with a dragon head on her head. Wanting to scare me, she was like “turn around”. I did, but my eyes jumped from her to the window straight away. For the jungle was burning intensely. Pretty much, thunder struck something and set it on fire. Jungle is very dense, made out of levels – bush, trees, and giant trees with canopy that often covers the sky. So there’s three levels to burn. We panicked and started spilling water everywhere, and when that didn’t do any good – we blew up part of the jungle with TNT, just to stop it from spreading. We spent the next two days or so cleaning out the mess and replanting the trees. While devastating, it was a fun adventure, and I don’t think either one of us is too upset about it.

In real-life news, I made four bracelets, one will be for the contest. And the rest was just work. There was a lot of it, too much had to be done via calling systems, which made me realize I really need better headphones, and a good mic on them, so we’ll see.

Mum’s still in a lot of pain, and the lines are insane, so we’re not even sure when we can get her into surgery, whether they won’t postpone it, etc. Some meds are partially compensated, others don’t suit her, so come out of my pocket completely. So this was, pretty much, a week of being crushed both morally, for no one wants to see their parent in that much pain that can’t be relieved, and financially too, for we’re talking hundreds of euros for meds.

Promo | Harry Potter, Philosophers Stone, and the Truth behind it!

Got this video shown to me, and my mind is blown. I really hope you’re as much potterheads as I am (you don’t have to like the author, to love Harry Potter, be sure of it! Otherwise: Hemingway beat his wife, Lovecraft hated women, etc.)

Please watch this and share your thoughts with me!

Book | The Cruel Prince | Holly Black

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Author has a great writing style, the plot twists were perfect, often I didn’t even suspect one coming. I loved that Jude wanted to be a knight to set her feet in the Faerie, and not, say, find a good match of a husband to do that for her. What I didn’t like was the romance line. The whole “I treat you like dirt, because I like you” and “I almost killed you, because THEY would’ve killed you” is unpleasant to read to say the least. I hate how easily heroines, yes, heroines! forget all about the fear and horror they’ve been put through by the man who is kissing them now. I’ll give this book 3 out of 5, and will read the next one, with hopes it grows into something better. The plot outside the romance is great, and romance can improve, the way Sarah J. Maas books did (that’s personal opinion, of course).

Hey? I write a bookblog over here: Night Mode Reading

Log | Small Update

Mum’s health is no better. Got her new meds, something that isn’t screwing with her insides so much. It helped with her back, with her arm with ligaments torn, but not the hip we were hoping for to relieve pain in. It’s bone on bone, excruciating pain. We got doctor appointments on 21st and 23rd, so we’ll see.

In the meantime, I ran my due to post office and back, both thanks to new jewelry sales, and just things. Which got my muscles really sore, because I spent winter with barely any if any exercise at all. I do this every year, I brood through winter, and then I’m really mad at myself for it.

A friend of mine did a thing. She agreed to have an art trade with no other but the wonderful WolfTea, and I was the receiving end of jewelry findings. I can’t even begin telling you how unbelievably amazing it is, WolfTea is someone I aspired to be like, someone who inspired me to craft, continue crafting. People on dA are unbelievably kind. Honestly, you’re the best community I’ve ever had to deal with. Everything you’ve done for me has kept me alive to this day, and I’m still going.

As suitable to today: ILY, be as good as you always are

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Summary | 05-11 | Butterscotch Beer

Had a pretty decent week, even though didn’t have much of free time for stuff. Still managed to make a very good Iorveth sketch, made both bookmarks for the contest, am polishing up the bracelet, and have gone out with friends. The only downside is that my Wednesday tea-time with friend got postponed due to work. But that’s fine, we’ll be right back at it the next week, I hope! For now, go see their blog: Pen & Pin, new thing is coming up soon!

Since I’ve mostly Friday to tell you about, not gonna section it in bulletin, the way I normally do, let’s just instead talk about it.

We went to one of the bigger cities here, our driving friend had some errands to run there. I and another friend took off for the mall, ditching any plans of walking around, for it was freezing cold, like really, really unpleasantly cold. But it turned out to be a pretty decent call on our part, for the mall had this great candy shop, which we pretty much raided! It started with the “oh, candy canes are still up”, and ended up with us staggering towards the cash registry, hands so full we kept dropping things. Most memorable things would be: three different flavors of oreos and Harry Potter themed bottled butter beer. We do not have just different oreo flavors out here, it’s the regular ones only, so finding strawberry cheese cake, peanut butter, and mint – was an adventure. Neither is very good, to tell you the truth, and I feel like I have had enough of oreos themselves too, but hey. As for the butterbeer… Now that was awful. It was pretty much carbonized caramel, so intensely sweet that I couldn’t finish the drink. Yes, I am keeping the bottle tho.

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After that we just stumbled about, there and here, toy stores, puzzle stores, book stores. There were these panda pencils, which I thought would go great with my panda bookmarks, but there were 8 of them in the package, for 4 bux, I think, and what will I ever do with 8 HB regulars? So I passed on that, altho now that I think back on it, I could’ve packed them for friends abroad as smol presents. Ah well, I’ll just paint postcards for each one instead.

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As we returned home after some more shenanigans, I went back into routine. First of all, let’s talk insurance. As some of you might know, my mother’s in a lot of constant paint, and some of you are surprised why insurances don’t cover the painkillers. Simple thing: they do. Partially. They covered whole 17e. The other 68e were out of my pocket, so there’s that. And then second of all, I worked so much the whole of last month, that I don’t even understand how I made out of it. But I did make out of it. And one night, sitting there, angry at the fact that I’m so exhausted that I can’t even read at bed, something I loved to do, and always looked forwards to, I came across a tweet or something: I’d rather be tired than broke.

Well, I’m still broke, but damn me if I’m not trying. So maybe it’s for the best I am this exhausted, right? So here we are.

How was your week? Please, do tell, don’t think I’m only asking for the sake of it, I am genuinely curious.

Commissions Open!

Want your favorite character painted, not just printed? Want it painted just for you? Or maybe you wish you had your own painting to show off that beautiful face in a more classic but original style? Or maybe your sibling, even if just for adding “I stink” bubble to it? Well, I got you!   

 In style you see above I take portrait commissions now
 15eu per scan (if you let me upload it on dA, you can order a print from there, I’m okay with it!)
 10eu per scan if it’s black and white (or any-color + white)
 30eu per me sending you the original + shipping (from 3 to 6 euros should cover it)
 20eu per me sending you the black(other-color) and white original + shipping (from 3 to 6 euros should cover it)

 I would appreciate a very detailed description or even a reference picture(s)! You can link me to them or get to me via soukyan.jrv@gmail.com
 If it’s an original character: look closely at my style and take into consideration that I might not be able to pull off everything as you imagine. Details are welcome!
 Head + shoulders only. Unless the body part sticks out (see Deadpool for reference)
 Paypal transaction must be possible.
 Let me know if I may upload it on dA

    
    

 

All profits from this go directly to my mum’s medical bills, so you’re not just getting something nice for yourself, but you’re helping someone have a pain-free day!

 

Log | What’s Up?

Just wanted to come around and say “hi”. And then I also wanted to ask how are you? Is everything alright? How your day been? How’s work, family, home? Are you sleeping enough? How’s your health?

I’ve not been painting much lately, I’ve not been crafting much lately either. For one, I discovered new ways of doing things, and now am waiting for supplies for two months, and have requested a re-send too, since I think it’s missing. This is what you get for seeking out the cheapest sources. I guess it’s fair, actually. For painting, I ran out of pink, which is so strange, I usually run out of black first, but lately I don’t even have that color prepped.

Father got really sick at the start of this week, shivering, fainty, feeling ill, pains in his sides and heart region. We’re not sure what it is, and he refuses to go to the doctors for something he finds to be a nuisance. Meaning I pretty much spent all my money on meds instead. Well, what can you do, right? Health is priceless in the long run.

Mother is juggling a cold on top of all her troubles, and they kindly postponed her goddamn vertebrae treatment session again. The woman’s just in excruciating pain, she’ll wait, sure. And I’ll continue to pull all-nighters to cover the cost of the painkillers which are the only things that keep her hanging on.

I’m upset, of course, but I made peace with this life. Just need to figure out how to make through it now.