darling_lisa: (DT Then Love Me)
Holy cow, another year gone.  *shaking my head* 

It's been a better year than the one before, and for the most part I can't complain.  Cari and I made a pact that this would be the year of random concerts and it really was.  Starting with Fun. and ending with Steve Carlson in England, and pretty much all kinds of random and wonderful in between.  The William Beckett and Fun. gigs have special places in my heart because Brandi trusted me blindly and went along even though she had no idea who they were... and loved both of them.  It was another year of not being able to see My Chem, and the Green Day concert got cancelled, but i have high hopes that 2013 will be the year for both of them.  

Travel wise, it was another busy year.  Highlights of the year were trips to be part of the wedding of people I love, my first ever trip to Canada, a return to England and shenanigans all over the place.   I hate that my friends live all over the world, but combining my love of travel with the chance to see them?  Made of awesome.   

Work?  Ups and downs, lots of them.  But I survived and I realized that it's ok not to have a consuming passion for my job.  It pays my bills and lets me do the things I want to do.  I am lucky in that regard and I am trying to keep that in mind when it drags me down.   

Mostly this has been a year where I realized that the most important parts of my life aren't whats, but rather whos.  I know, I know, I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes.   I'm getting there tho.  Just know that I love you, yes, you.  And you.  And you.  And I am thankful that you are in my life, in whatever way.   

I'm spending tonight with friends and (my second) family.  There will be ridiculously competitive games, drinks and food, probably Eddie Izzard playing in the background at some point and lots of laughter.  I don't have anyone to kiss at midnight because I don't have a boy, and all my girls are scattered to the winds and the people I have here don't understand that sometimes a kiss is just a kiss and doesn't have romantic connotations.  Sometimes it just means I love you and I am glad you are here with me in this moment.  But thats ok, because I will have people I love near.  I hope you have love and laughter tonight and all year long.  

(And if you are the kissing type and in the same boat, know I would give you a kiss at midnight if I could.)

I'm off now, so I'll end with my traditional wish (stolen, as ever, from Neil Gaiman):

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art,or love, or work or family or life
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
darling_lisa: (Anne Hathaway)
It's the final day of the Snowflake challenge and for today, the challenge is to share a favorite memory about fandom: the first time you got into fandom, the last time a fanwork touched your heart, crazy times with fangirls (whether on-line or off-line), a lovely comment you’ve received or have left for someone.

So many wonderful memories, I'm gonna kind of hit the highlights by fandom.

It all started with Steve Carlson oddly enough... )

And then there was the first Kane gig in Portland... )

Oh Wincon... yes, Wincon is totally it's own fandom! )

Fanfic, oh you glorious beast you... )

Heh, ok I kind of babbled a bit there, didn't I? I'll stop there but let me just say before I do that I am thankful to all of my fandoms for bringing me the friends I have. Even if you are just someone I know online and we've never met face to face, or if I did meet you but it was at a horribly loud party and I had a migraine at the time, or if we shared a drink at sound check waiting for the boys, or you commented on my icons, etc... I am so beyond grateful to have you part of my fandom family. *hugs you all*
darling_lisa: (Default)
So, I'm in a funk and I'm craving a good angstfest. Anyone have recs for well written super angsty fic? I prefer longer but I'll take anything that is over 1k.

I don't care what flavor it is, hurt/comfort, depression, betrayal, even death fic (altho honestly there has to be a *good* reason for a main character death otherwise it just pisses me off lol)... I really just want something that will make me cry.

Right now I'm reading Bandom (MCR), Hawaii 5-0, Inception, Avengers, Star Trek, Adam Lambert, X-Men First Class, Iron Man and RPS/AU of any of the above. I have read a *lot* of SPN/Kane/RPS... but if you think you know of something that would fit the bill feel free to rec it.

I'm also totally open to new fandoms if I don't have to know too much about them other than what a quick Google/Wiki search will tell me as long as they are engaging.

Help a fangirl out?
darling_lisa: (Default)
So I got my first offering on [livejournal.com profile] fandomgivesback this week, and it was a request to make a banner of Winged Christian protecting Steve. I've never done a winged manip before so I was kind of excited to give it a try, plus the whole getting donations for my charities thing? Kicks ass.

So here it is... )

It's here!

Jun. 2nd, 2011 09:02 am
darling_lisa: (Default)
Ok, so that thing I was wishing for last week? A comm where people could "shop" for fic or art or mixes from all corners of fandom and pay by donating to a charity of the author's choice? Well with a little help, it has come to fruition.

But, we need your help too. To make this work, we need people from everywhere who are willing to create fan works in exchange for a donation to a charity. It doesn't have to be a huge donation of time or effort, offer to write a few drabbles or make a header for $5... Every little bit helps and everybody wins.

Interested? Head on over to [livejournal.com profile] fandomgivesback and sign up, or watch the comm if you think you might be able to donate.

Also, please help us get the word out and pimp us out.

darling_lisa: (With my suitcase)
I'm waiting for my laundry to finish so I can get my packing done. Tomorrow I am having an early Thanksgiving with my family and then heading to the airport to catch a flight to Vegas. I'll be meeting up with Sarah and Natalie and there will be a long weekend of fun and adventures and I am so freaking ready I can't even tell you. I miss my girls like crazy, its been too damn long.

To everyone heading to London for the Vampire Ball, or just to family or friends to celebrate the holiday, safe travels and I hope you have a fantastic weekend! I won't be back until late Monday night, but I am sure there will be stories to tell when I return. ;)
darling_lisa: (Default)
Earlier in the month, I put up a post offering art for my flist as a holiday present... these are the pieces I created for them.

Massive amounts of art below the cut )
darling_lisa: (Zombie WinCon)
OMG you guys! 26 hours and I will be on a plane flying to Denver!! *bounces*

Of course I haven't been able to do a damn thing yet since I've been down sick, but that is what tonight after work is for, right? :D

So... I need to pack, obvs. Which has become much more difficult based on the weather forecast for Denver. I live in Arizona. Where the average "winter" temp is in the low 60's. Denver's predicted low this weekend? 25. Yes. TWENTY FIVE degrees. The highs are mostly in the 40's and 50's thru Monday, and oh yeah.. there is a slight possibility of SNOW. Excuse me while I cry for a moment o.O This is going to require some creative packing on my part, and pulling out my "Chicago" coat, lol. But hey, I don't need to leave the hotel that much, right? *grin*

I also need to hit the bank and grab some cash for the weekend, as well as Walgreens for some odds and ends oh and dinner like foods would be good.

I need to dye my hair again, because I am a vain woman and my grey is getting too blatant for me to ignore, lol.

And then with my copious free time after that, I would like to try and finish up some damn writing.

darling_lisa: (Kane cowboy hat)
Ok, so I already posted my review, and now I finally made it through my pics and did some editing to make them as pretty as I could. Most of these are reddish, some are completely red... I color corrected as best I could, but those damn lights at Dante's just killed me.

Also, be aware that there are somewhere around 40 pics below the cut, most of them around 800x600 or somewhere in that neighborhood. So yeah, IMAGE HEAVY!


A teaser pic...

Let me go... take me with you baby... )

There are a few more that I didn't post here on my Flickr account. Or you can just skip this entry and view them there.

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