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I hope everyone enjoyed their thanksgiving.  Mine was actually pretty good.  The only thing that really happened was my aunt freaking out because my cousin wanted to bring her new boyfriend to thanksgiving dinner.  She was pissed at my cousin because "she didn't formally introduce him to her."  So because of that she'd already decided she didn't like the guy.  They had a few words on facebook, and that was that.  She told my cousin that if she was going to show up with him then she couldn't come.  Wtf?  My sister wasn't happy about that, and told her she was being very petty.  Luckily my cousin ended up coming anyway.  My aunt left before she showed up which wasn't surprising.  

That was the only family drama we had, which was pretty good.  That aside I actually enjoyed myself, and ended up talking with my family most of the time.  I usually just stay in my room the whole time, but I was pretty sociable this time around with my family.  I think that the meds I'm taking really have been helping me with social situations, and my overall issues with anxiety.  

I've been doing a lot of Christmas shopping between this week, and last week, and I'm glad that I got a lot of it done.  I bought myself 3 video games.  Sonic Colors for my Wii, and Soul Calibur 2 for the PS2, and Titanfall for PC.  I'm trying to get back into gaming.  It's been really fun so far!  Sonic Colors is really awesome, and a lot more fun than I could have imagined.  I'm still waiting on Soul Calibur 2 to come in the mail.  The postman almost forgot to deliver several of our packages yesterday which was annoying.  He came back twice, and delivered everything which was a relief.  I bought 3 anime box from Right Stuff since they were also having a sale.  That package came yesterday.  The anime I bought were Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex the complete collection, Saiyuki the complete collection, and New Dominion Tank Police the series.  My download of Titanfall is almost done so I'm going to play that as soon as it finishes.  I'm a sucker for first person shooters.  My early experience with FPS's started with Metal Gear Solid, Max PayneGoldeneye, and Doom when I was younger.  I'd say those were good introduction to those type of games.   

I've been pretty much avoiding the news media, and politics in general for the sake of my mental health.  I'm aware of all the things that are happening, but I'm trying not to focus on it.  I've found that prolonged exposure to negative media really has a bad effect on my mental health.  It's caused me to have many anxiety attacks, and other mental health related issues.  Therefore I've been trying to find healthy alternatives to keep me in an overall positive state of mind.  It's been working pretty well so far.  Also I bought these really cute pikachu slippers.  

Well my game is almost finished downloading.  Later guys. :)
illusion_is_mine: (Gurren Lagann: Kamina)
    I'm slightly sore this morning.  I woke up, and my neck muscles felt really stiff.  I figured I slept wrong since last night since I fell asleep rather quickly.  Yesterday was sort of weird because I had a whirlwind of emotions going through my brain.  I'm not sure what was wrong with me yesterday, but it was strange.  I just decided to write it off as one of those days where I wasn't myself.

     My mom is doing a lot better.  My dad took her to her doctor's appointment this morning for a another follow up, and to see if she would have to have any further surgery on her arm.  I'm really hoping she doesn't, but if she has to I'll do what I can to help out around the house.  
 
     My Mom's birthday was last Tuesday, and my dad decided we would go out to eat that evening.  We had a really good time.  I was afraid that the Mexican restaurant we were going to would be crowded, because of the part of town it was in, but it turns out we went at a good time and didn't have to wait long.  We laughed and talked about family, friends, and other things.  It was really nice.  On Saturday my sister took my mom out to eat again for her birthday. and took her shopping.  I was initially worried about her birthday not turning out great due to her arm injury, but she had a great time.  
 
   As for me I decided to play some old video games on my Playstation 2 the other day, and it was fun!  I haven't played video games in years so it was nice to play games I used to really love like Tekken, Metal Gear Solid, and a few others.  Of course when I first began playing I lost XD!  I just figured I would have to play more to not be so rusty.  I also need to buy some new games.  I have some really old games, and despite it being a PS2 I should get a few more games for the thing.

    In terms of music I've been listening to new albums by Nightwish, and Moonspell.  Both are fantastic metal albums, and I highly recommend them if your into that genre of music.  For some reason I've also been on a Depeche Mode kick lately.  Mainly "Songs of Faith and Devotion", "Black Celebration", and "Violator."   I've also been listening to Rap Monster's mixtape "RM", and it was surprisingly good.  I could do without some of the language, but that's to be expected in hip-hop/rap music to be honest.  I really like some of the lyrics to some of the songs.  I'm glad that he made it a personal album.  Also the new MFBTY (Bizzy, Tiger JK, Yoon Mi Rae) album is fantastic!  Their music is usually pretty good though.  

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I'm a 32 year old woman. I'm an artist, and I'm into the Gothic subculture. Things that I enjoy include but are not limited to 80's Music, Reading, Drawing, Animation, Playing bass guitar, Gothic rock, indie music, horror films, anime, comics, video games, and sci-fi novels. I don't know what I'd do without music, and art. I listen to Siouxsie and the Banshees way more than I should.