illusion_is_mine: (Siouxsie)
Well I'm still a bit sick from last week, but I'm recovering. I went to pick up some of my meds today at the store, and pick up a few things. My sister went to Vegas over the weekend, and her facebook posts imply that she had a blast. It makes me look forward to our upcoming trip to Panama even more. I believe I've gotten everything I'll need as far as luggage, clothes, and other things I'll be taking on the trip.

I called about my student loans which I've been having trouble paying, and they informed me that they wouldn't actually help me until my account was behind for 15 days which is ridiculous.  It's a shame they want you to get behind, and be in trouble before they will help you.  I guess I'll just have to do that.  I'll probably just pay what I can, and when they call hopefully they can lower my interest rates, and payments for those particular loans.  Sigh...

I've been trying to avoid going outside anymore today because my dad is mowing the lawn, and allergies are no joke. As far as other things go I've been playing a few games. Mainly Persona 5, Chrono Trigger, God of War, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Metro 2033 Redux. Apparently Metro is based on a book of the same name, and the story is a bit sad. It's a survival horror game so avoided playing it the few days I was really sick since my reflexes weren't too great. I also bought a digital copy of Resident Evil 5 for pretty cheap on PSN.

Well that's it for now. Here's a song of some music I've been digging lately. I've been on a huge Depeche Mode kick lately since I picked up their "Ultra" album. That bassline tho! <3



illusion_is_mine: (The Crow: Eric Draven)
     Here's a post that isn't completely about E3.  This morning I got up, and called my doctor because I could have sworn I had an appointment this morning, and they hadn't called or notified me.  It turns out my doctor's appointment isn't until next Wednesday.  After that I went back to sleep for a little while, and got up to make me some coffee.  I did a few chores, and checked my emails an social media stuff.  

     I've been reading a bit lately.  Mostly some of the Wonder Woman Rebirth comics, as well as "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman.  My friend bought a limited edition version of American Gods for X-mas, and I've just now gotten into reading it.  It's really interesting.  I caught a glimpse of the series, and now I think I'm just going to read the book before I watch the show.  

     As for music I've been listening to all sorts of stuff.  I've been on a doom metal kick so lately it's been lots of Type O Negative, Pallbearer, and other stuff like Siouxsie and the Banshees as well as a newer band called Priests that are pretty good.  I finally bought an actual copy of Type O's "October Rust" album.  I love that album, and I've been meaning to get it for a while since I already have "Bloody Kisses", and "Life is Killing Me."  

     I saw the teaser trailer for the Black Panther movie, and it looks like it's going to be really good!  It has a great cast, and the visuals so far look great.  It's nice to see a mostly black cast in a super hero film honestly.  It's a breath of fresh air tbh.  I know everyone is still hype about Wonder Woman which was pretty good, but I think marvel has a few tricks up their sleeves with the Black Panther movie.  I'm looking forward to it.  :)

     As for gaming I've been playing Final Fantasy XV since I really need to beat that game.  I realized after my party went to a certain area to complete one of the smaller quests that every time we showed up in that area imperial ships were lurking around.  I mean seriously every time I went there...lol.  Needless to say I'm debating weather or not I'm going to complete this quest now or just wait until we've all leveled up a bit.  I've also been playing lots of Persona 5, and Persona 3.  I feel like I'm getting the hang of everything better at this point.  I took a bit of a break from P5 for a while because it's such a long game, and I know I'll be playing it for a while.

     Also obliterary Mario Odyssey trailer because I'm in awe with how beautiful this game looks.  This will probably be Mario 64 levels of awesome.  I'm calling it.  
Mario trailer under the cut )
illusion_is_mine: (Fallout: pinup girl)
 Well this past week seemed like it took forever to be over, but now I'm finally on vacation from work!  My birthday is Thursday, but as of yet I don't have any plans aside from ordering pizza, and having a few family members over.  Oh that annoying girl finally started leaving me alone at work after she spoke one day, and I gave her the death glare.  She hasn't bothered me since..lmao.  I'm not used to being overtly mean to people so I still feel about it, but I had to make my message as clear as possible.

Also I know this award wasn't a huge deal, but BTS (Bangtan Boys) won the social media award at the billboard awards, and they looked great!  It was great to see Namjoon living up to his leader role, and giving great answers to the interview questions, and leading the boys throughout the award show.  Also It was nice that the audience stood up when their win was announced.  I was anxious it was going to be a situation similar to what happened when Rain attended a American awards show, but it seems like they were well received by everyone.  V was being a total ham, and strutted down the isle with his sunglasses...lol.  This is such a huge career booster for the boys, and I'm very happy for them.  :)  I haven't been this proud of a K-pop group in a long time.  Good work boys. :)

Congrats to BTS... )
In other news I've been listening to the new album by the supergroup Dreamcar that consists of members of No Doubt, and AFI.  I'm really digging their new album.  It's very 80's new wave inspired which is always a good thing, and miles better than anything their respected groups have put out in a while.  So far my favorites are: After I Confessed, Show Me Mercy, and The Assailant.  The new Linkin Park album however is a lot worse than I imagined it would be.  I couldn't make it past track 3, and I was streaming it on Spotify.  It's just not a good album at all IMO.  However the new album by Pallbearer "Heartless", is fantastic, as well as the new Slowdive record.  

As for gaming I'm truly at the end of BoTW, and I'm preparing to head to the castle at this point.  I've also been playing Persona 5, and finally making some progress.  I have too many games to catch up on, but I will do that this week since I'm on vacation from work. 
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     I hope everyone enjoyed their mother's day weekend.  Mine was okay, but I had a bit of stress at work.  Remember that person at work that wouldn't leave me alone?  Yeah, she's still at it.  Yesterday when I was working the lights in our area went out.  It scared the crap out of me because my anxiety was really bad yesterday.  Needless to say when I looked up from my cubical I saw that creepy girl, along with another girl standing next to the light switch.  So she's harassing me when I work now?  At this point I'm going to go to my sister and tell her to set her straight and leave me the fuck alone.  I don't care why she's doing it at this point I just want her to stop.  I don't understand people like this at all.  I go to work, and don't bother anyone.  I know that she'll probably deny everything, but it's better to have my sister confront her since she's in management, and they're on friendly terms.  I actually told my sister about this previously, but she didn't take me seriously because "She's really nice."  Well she's nice to you, but she's an asshole to me.  Hopefully this will make her finally leave me the fuck alone.

    On a more positive note I bought my mom and Barnes and Nobels gift card for $25 since she likes reading on her tablet, and a really cute mother's day card.  They all went to my grandmother's house on mother's day, but I decided to go home since I was on edge yesterday.  I was so exhausted mentally from what happened at work I didn't have the energy to deal with anymore people.  

    Also I've been progressing in Persona 5 I'm glad to say.  I finally feel like I'm getting used to the gameplay now.  I've made a few confidants, and I feel like I'm finally forming bonds with them.  I've also been trying to finish Breath of the Wild, but I have one more minor boss to defeat before I head to Hyrule castle.  He ended up being tougher than I thought so I'm going to try to figure out a strategy and beat him today.  I also bought an Assassin's Creed game since the games were on sale on the Playstation store this previous weekend.  I bought Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and I'm really enjoying it so far.  Here's the trailer for the game.   I love steampunk stuff so this game is something I could really get into.

As for music I've been listening to Code Orange's "Forever", Siouxsie and the Banshee's "Superstition", The Creature's "Bestiary of", Balance and Composure "Separation", Title Fight "Hyperview", BTS "You Never Walk Alone", Chevelle "Wonder What's Next", Delain "The Human Contradiction", The Twilight Sad "No One Can Ever Know", and Depeche Mode "Songs of Faith and Devotion".  I need to do a post with my favorite albums I own on Vinyl now that I'm thinking about it.  It'll probably come in the near future.  

My birthday is in a few weeks!  I took that week off work, and I'm glad I did.  I will need that vacation from the stress of work considering what's been going on lately. 
illusion_is_mine: (Fire Emblem)
 This song came on while I was at work today, and I forgot how much I loved it!  The Sisters of Mercy were pretty awesome back in their heyday.  And this song is a legit jam.  


illusion_is_mine: (Haikyuu!! - Hinata)
 So this will be a short update of what's been going on with me lately.
  • My aunt left for Afghanistan last Friday.  Right now she's on the military base in El Paso so she hasn't left the country yet. She sent a group text to my sister, my mom, and a few other family members this morning saying that she wanted to come home, and that she didn't qualify for training.  She said things are really hectic on the military base with everything that's been happening, and that she doesn't want to go.  My sister and my cousin are talking about driving to El Paso to pick her up.  I do hope she can come home.  I was really worried when she mentioned where she would be going.  She sounds like she's trying to come back home so I'm glad that she probably won't be going to Afghanistan.  
  • I took advantage of the flash sale at the Playstation Store had over the weekend.  I ended up buying The Last of Us (Remastered), Dishonored (Definitive edition), and Wild Arms 3.  I also bought Blaster Master 0 for my Nintendo Switch.  I really love The Last of Us, Wild Arms 3, and Blaster Master 0 so far.  I'm also still playing Breath of the Wild, but I'm taking my time and just exploring stuff.
  • I watched One Punch Man, and Ranma 1/2 a bit yesterday.  I've been behind on anime so I enjoyed that quite a bit.  Ranma always cracked me up with how much trouble he would get himself into, or make Akane super pissed at him.  
  • As for music I've been listening to lots of Chelsea Wolfe lately.  If you haven't heard of her she's probably one of my favorite newer artists out right now.  I love how dark her music is, and the ambiance of it.  I think the guitar pedals add a nice effect to her overall sound.  Here's a video of her performing one of her songs off her newer album "Abyss" called "Survive".  You said you won't fall apart... )

illusion_is_mine: (SOM: Patricia Morrison)
 I couldn't remember if I posted about this band before, but Oceans of Slumber has become a favorite of mine ever since I heard this song, and saw them do a great cover of a Candlemass song.  They sound a lot like The Gathering meets Lacuna Coil so it's got a nice vibe to it.  I'm a sucker for really good Doom Metal, and Gothic Metal so of course I love it.  Enjoy. :)


illusion_is_mine: (DM: Dave Gahan)
 This week was very exhausting for me.  Luckily I didn't push myself too much, and ended up resting a lot yesterday when I got home from work.  I also played a lot of Breath of the Wild, and got a few Shrines out of the way.  I'll just update with bullet points to make things easier.  
  • I was initially going to practice guitar yesterday after I got home, but I was so tired I just crashed.  I had a few ideas for some songs I've been trying to learn that I wanted to try out.  I'll probably practice today sometime.  
  • The pharmacy that I get my prescriptions at keeps messing up my prescriptions, and didn't have mine ready yesterday despite it being on automatic refill.  My mom also was waiting on medication that they didn't have filled, and she informed them that I can't miss my medication because anti-depressants, and all that.  Needless to say I might be changing pharmacy's very soon.  I'm just tired of them always screwing up all the time.  
  • Surprisingly enough my wisdom tooth just stopped hurting today.  My guess is that it was trying to grow in, and that's why I was experiencing the intense pain.  I'm still going to make the appointment because I want it out, but I'm glad it finally stopped bothering me.  I can eat cookies again xD!
  • I woke up at 4am this morning, and decided to just play Zelda lmao.  I did accomplish a few things so I'm glad.  I still need to start on Chrono Trigger since I finally got my physical copy, and continue with Horizon Zero Dawn, and Fallout 4.  Basically I have my word cut out for me finishing any of these games.  2017 why do you keep releasing really great games this year!?!?  I need to finish the games I have.  I do want to check out Persona 5, but not until I finish at least one the games I'm already playing (which prob won't be Fallout 4 because that game is impossible to finish.) 
  • I've been binge watching a show on Netflix called "13 Reason's why", and I'm almost done with it.  I really feel bad for the girl in that story, and everything she went through.  Shows about suicide hit close to home for me because I was suicidal at one point.  I never attempted it or anything, but I get in really dark places in my head sometimes, and I have to get myself out of that way of thinking.  
  • I've been listening to a lot of music lately.  Mainly The Novembers, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Draconian, Goatbed, Pat Benatar, Balance and Composure, Title Fight, Sukekiyo, Ogre you Asshole, Nujabes, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange, Public Image ltd, and Plastic Tree.  Here's a song by a band I've been listening to called The Fin. from Japan.  They have a sort of lo-fi nostalgic feel to their music that I like.  This video is really nice too. :)Read more... )
illusion_is_mine: (Zelda)
 This week was exhausting for me.  I swear everyday I came home from work I went straight to sleep.  I'm not sure why I've been so tired, but today I'm feeling a bit better and less tired.  I think it was because this weekend we had that birthday dinner for my mom, and I ended up having to drive.  If there's one thing you should know about me it's that driving stresses me out a bit.  We ended up having to sit in traffic which was fine.  Apparently an SUV had turned over, and it looked like a bad accident.  I do hope that the people were okay.  I had a hard time finding the restaurant because they'd changed a lot of things since I'd been to that part of town.  I finally saw the sign while we were driving around, and proceeded to park.  After I parked someone pulled up right next to me giving me no time to react.  I was frustrated after that, but my mom told me later that the reason I had trouble parking was because there was a black truck already parked to my right that was parked wrong, and all over the line.  People here drive like idiots I swear.  That aside we had a great time at the restaurant for my mom's birthday. 

Other than that I did some drawing early yesterday morning, and it felt good.  I might post some of my doodles, or random drawings sometime whenever I get the chance to scan them.  

Oh and I got my passport in the mail for my trip.  I'm super exited about going to Panama now!  It's going to be fun.  :)

Also I've been listening to more music lately.  I got my spotify account back so now I can listen to new albums whenever they come on streaming.  I read somewhere that Tool was going to start putting there music on streaming services.  That's super awesome!  There are a few albums, and EP's of there's that I haven't listened to that I want to hear.  So I'm looking forward to that.  As always been listening to a lot of Deftones, and also Type O Negative, Paradise Lost, and some Lacuna Coil.  Speaking of LC they just put out a new video for one of my favorite tracks off their new album.  I like the video a lot.  They've been doing a lot of darker concepts with the newer album, and I like it a lot.  Also can Cristina get any more attractive?  I swear...that woman is so gorgeous.  Speaking of that my friend swears that I have a thing for Italian women...lol.  I never thought about it, but she could be on to something. ;)

Someone asked to see my gaming setup so here are some pictures.  gaming setup pics )

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 Today I got my car serviced, and afterwards I decided to take a trip to the used book store.  I love going to the book store to see what type of gems I might luck upon.  I actually saw a few really cool video games, but they apparently knew how much they were worth so I steered clear of buying any games.  I looked around for a bit until I picked up a few things.  

The guy behind the counter told me he liked my shirt.  I had on my Resident Evil "Umbrella Corporation" shirt.  He also remarked that I had great taste in games, and he joked that the store would be in trouble if I kept buying stuff xD!  Needless to say I had a good day out at the book store by myself.  

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I found a cool double disc compilation of Loudness's music.  Loudness is a Japanese 80's heavy metal band that I enjoy.  Their album "Thunder in the East" is a huge favorite of mine in terms of 80's heavy metal.  I bought "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury because I've always wanted to read it.  I also got "Mythmaker" by Skinny Puppy, Self Titled by Deftones, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess official strategy guide.  I've been playing that game a lot lately, and I really felt like I needed the strategy guide.  Plus it has awesome color pictures, and official artwork.  

I also bought myself, and my parents some food from Chipotle so my mom wouldn't have to cook.  She cooks everyday for us so I figured I would give her a break.  :)

My friend and I are supposed to go see "Logan" this Saturday after work.  I'm really looking forward to it.  Truth be told Wolverine has always been one of my favorite X-Men characters.  So I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie.  Here's the trailer on youtube for anyone who hasn't seen it.  I hope you all are enjoying your week so far. 
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    My week was surprisingly good.  I've had a new rule when it comes to idiot people in public, or at work  I just ignore them.  I downloaded a NES emulator app for my phone, and that's been a good distraction from people lately.  In particular the psycho girl at my job that I felt like was stalking me at a certain point even took the hint.  I've also realized that I get along better with people a lot older than me, as opposed to people my own age.  It's always been that way for me honestly.

My parents and I have been trying to get everything ready for the Panama trip this summer.  I'm excited about leaving the country for the first time.  I need a break from Texas.  The people here put me in such a foul mood sometimes I feel like I need a vacation from this place.

I bought some new video game stuff.  I've been on a huge final fantasy kick lately (like most days), and I decided to complete some of my FF collection and get these guys.

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Also I got these because my last gameboy I bought didn't have a backlit screen so I settled for this Japanese Gameboy Advance SP in blue.  Also These 2 games, as well as Street Fighter V which isn't pictured here.  I still have a few issues with the way Capcom is marketing SFV so I'm slightly pissed off at them.  They basically thought it was a good idea to charge you for like 2 separate seasons of DLC which is criminal.  Luckily for me the Playstation store had season 1's dlc on sale for $9.99 so I went ahead and bought season 1.  I got that deluxe edition of Titanfall 2 for only $25 on ebay brand new.  I've been finding some great deals lately.  Titanfall 2 is amazing so far!  I love how they expanded on the last game, and made a one player campaign mode for this one.  

Aside from video games I've been listening to a bit of music.  I've been listening to lots of Balance and Composure, Code Orange, Anathema, Kamelot, Katatonia, Lacuna Coil, D'espairsray, Title Fight, and a few others.  

Also I heard the new Linkin Park song, and it's not what I expected from them.  I think they've forgotten they're a rock band...lol.  I mean I guess it's not completely terrible for a pop song, but it's not what I would expect from them.  Needless to say I probably won't be buying their new album.  I guess I should have predicted they would go more in this direction considering the past few singles they've been putting out.  I do like the female vocals in the song a lot more than Chester's.  If she wasn't in the song it would probably be really boring.  Chester's vocals have really gone downhill in the past couple of years.  
illusion_is_mine: (SOM: Patricia Morrison)
 This past week was exhausting.  Yesterday my family had a get together for my grandmother's birthday.  Her birthday was actually Saturday, and I called her and told her happy birthday.  She pretty happy that I called her.  My work week was exhausting, and one of our people was on vacation so we had a ton of work.  There is still that strange girl at work, but it seems she's finally getting the hint and starting to leave me alone.  A lot of times I feel like I'm misunderstood because I don't fit anyone's stereotype of what they think I should be.  I guess I'm in my own head too much.  Ah well. 

When I came home, and my family was all gathered at my house I felt a bit more exhausted.  I was overall tired from work so I just went straight to my room after speaking to everyone.  When my grandma came I spoke, and retreated back to my room to play video games.  I ended up playing Resident Evil 4 for a few hours, and then a bit of Uncharted 4 for a while.  My niece came and watched me play for a bit, and concluded that I wasn't going to win because I kept dying...lol.  

Resident Evil 4 is really creepy I have to say.  Also those zombies in that game are really smart, and always think of ways to out smart me it seems xD!  

On a side note I have been practicing guitar a bit more lately.  These are the songs I'm currently learning/working on right now.  Most of these I have really worked on, and have got the majority of the song down.  I still need to practice a bit on the rhythm for the Bauhaus song, but I think I have a good grasp of how to play it.  I really love playing that Cure song once I got it.  It's one of my favorite tracks from that album, and it's enjoyable to play. :)

Title Fight - Dizzy
Bauhaus - All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (acoustic)
Balance and Composure - Quake
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Painted Bird
Title Fight - Murder Your Memory
The Cure - A Forest

Here's a picture of my guitar by the way.  I wasn't sure if I posted it here, but there ya go. :D

As for other music stuff  how awesome was Bruno Mar's cover of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" last night at the grammys?  He really nailed it.  <3

illusion_is_mine: (FFXV: Noctis)
 This past week was exhausting but I got through it.  It wasn't so much anything happened really, but that I'd been sick earlier this week so I had to recover.  I have a slight sinus headache today, but I did take something for it.  I'll probably rest later to fully get rid of this annoying headache.

As for other things I've been looking for a chair for my room.  Something that's comfortable that I can fold up and put away since my room is rather small.  The one I actually bought from Target looks something like this.  I haven't used it yet, but I'm mostly looking forward to using it for gaming.  I was sitting on my bed to play games, but I needed something to support my back a bit so I settled on this chair.  I'm going to use it tonight when I play FFXV, and a few other games that I've bought recently.  I also bought Resident Evil 4 which I've been wanting to check out for a while.  I've been a fan of the Resident Evil game franchise for a while now.  I would say ever since I played Resident Evil 2 on the Playstation when I was younger.  I also downloaded Fire Emblem for my android phone since it was free on the google play store.  I've been wanting to check that game out for a while now.  

Other than gaming I've been listening to music, and what not.  I've been sort of neglecting my guitar, but  I plan to fix that this week.  So far I've learned quite a few songs on guitar.  I just learned "Zombie" by The Cranberries, and "A Forest" by The Cure.  The Cure has honestly been my go to band for learning songs on guitar.  I really like their overall sound, and some of the first songs I learned were Cure songs.  I've also been listening to a little bit of K-pop, and Neo Soul type stuff.  My taste is all over the place depending on what mood I'm in.  My current favorites are Code Orange's "Forever" album, The Final Fantasy VII OST, "Peripheral Vision" by Turnover, "Ashes Against the Grain" by Agalloch, "The Sound of Perseverance" by Death, "A Kiss in the Dream House" by Siouxsie and the Banshees",  and "Coll:set" by D'espairsRay.  On a random note I noticed H&M has this Siouxsie shirt.  I was surprised that they had a Siouxsie shirt, but I guess they had a Joy Division shirt so it's not that surprising.  I kind of rolled my eyes at the holes in the shirt cause I guess they're trying to appeal to hipsters or something.  I always thought punk was about the whole DIY thing.  I mean I modified my own Siouxsie shirt, and the idea of buying a shirt with pre-existing holes has never been appealing to me.  If I want a certain look I figure I can do it myself.  But I guess today's youth lack that certain initiative that we had in the past.  

I'm still reading "Ash" by Malinda Lo, and it's getting interesting.  I've just gotten to a part where a major character was killed, and that made me a bit sad.  It happened pretty suddenly.  Either way the story is developing nicely.  
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 I took the day off work yesterday to take some much needed care of myself due to the stressful weekend.  I'm feeling much better today.  

My friend and I are supposed to exchange gifts today.  She sent me a message saying that we're still doing the gift exchange today so I'm excited about that.  I hope she likes her gift.  I bought her a gift card to a book store (she loves to read), some pikachu socks, and a few other things that I figured she would like.  I also put a cute little mini anime figure from fruits basket in her gift because I got them in an anime crate, and I didn't use them so I figured she would like it.  

As for other things I spent most of yesterday sleeping, and played a few video games.  I played a bit of Titanfall that morning.  It's very therapeutic to killed bad guys in video games when you're mad at the world.  It makes me feel like I have some control over some things in life which is reassuring.  

I also forgot to mention the one good thing that happened at work.  I received my Secret Santa gift and it ended up being really awesome.  She bought me 2 graphic novel comic books.  One of Suicide Squad, and the other of  Harley Quinn, and 2 pairs of Pajamas with face masks, as well as some really cute socks.  The person that was my secret santa is good friends with my sister so she really tried to get me something nice.  I told her thank you, and that I really liked the gift.  She was worried if I would like the comics, and I reassured her that I like comic books in general, and will literally read any comic book.  I was very pleased with my gift.  

As for music I started listening to Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows, and I'm really enjoying her stuff so far!  I wish I would have gotten into her music sooner.  I'd heard a lot about her, but hadn't listened to her music until recently.  I'm really enjoying the "Children of the Corn" album quite a bit.  Her blog posts are also really hilarious.  
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My week

Dec. 12th, 2016 09:18 am
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 Aside from what's been happening in the previous post I'd say everything has been going well.  I went to the doctor last week for a follow up, and she put me on a water pill because she didn't think my blood pressure was low enough.  I'm not used to taking so much medication, but if it helps then I'm all for it.

As for the annoying girl at work I haven't seen her for the past few days so that was a relief.  

I'm glad I got most of my Christmas shopping out of the way.  I made plans with my friend to exchange gifts on the 19th so that should be fun.  I'm also off work 3 days after Christmas so I'm glad for the break.  I've been feeling somewhat anxious this past week so it will be good to have a break from the stress of day to day life, and just enjoy the holidays.  

I've also got a quite a few anime to catch up on that I bought from Rightstuf during their holiday sale.  I've been catching up on Dragon Ball Z.  I'm at the end of Season 3 right now, and it's gotten really crazy.  

As for music I've been addicted to the new White Lies album "Friends" lately.  I've initially got into them thanks to [personal profile] evils recommending a song of theirs from their first album.  This new album is a huge improvement from their last album "Big TV."  I love Harry Mcveigh's vocals so much, and their overall style.  Here are the videos for "Morning in LA", and "Take it out on me."  The latter being a bit weird lol, but I like it.  Also I just realized that the video for "Morning in LA" is a nod to Killing Joke's "Love Like Blood" music video.  I'm a huge fan of Killing Joke so I noticed it right away.  I wonder if anyone else noticed the reference.  Take it out on me...i'm in love with the feeling )
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I've been wanting to do one of these posts for a while. So I figured I'd post about some of my current favorite modern Gothic rock, and Post-punk bands. Most people in the scene know about the older bands so I figured I talk about the more modern bands that I enjoy. I will mention that some of these bands range from Gothic Rock, to Coldwave, to post-punk, and all of the various other sub-genres in the Gothic scene. I also posted pictures of the bands in case you guys are visual people like myself.

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So in this post I'll talk about what's been going on with me.  Today I received a call from the Insurance company of the woman who hit me in that accident I was in a couple of months ago.  They finally settled everything, and decided they would finally pay me.  They didn't give me as much as I'd hoped, but honestly I'm just glad that this whole things is over with.  I'd gotten to the point where I just didn't want to drag it out any longer than I had to.  They finally admitted their client caused the accident, which was all I wanted in the first place.  I don't understand why they had to drag things out, but that's insurance companies for you.  

Today I went to the store with my mom to pick up a few things.  She had to get a few things for Thanksgiving next week.  Our family always wants to have Thanksgiving at our house.  I'm just glad Christmas is going to be at my sister's house at least.  I can only deal with some members of my family in small doses.  

As far as my meds go I've been trying to get used to my new dosage of Cymbalta, and my new blood pressure medicine.  They both make me tired so it's a struggle, but I'm still able to function.  

As for music I've been listening to the new Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album "Skeleton Tree", and it's really good!  I'm a fan of this band's music so I like quite a few of their albums, and this one is no exception.  This is a track off the album called "Magneto", and it's probably one of my favorites off the album.  Enjoy.Read more... )

Music post

Nov. 7th, 2016 08:49 am
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I figured I'd do a music post. These are a few songs I've been enjoying at the moment.  I've been in sort of a mood for shoegaze, and really melodic music so this reflects that.  There's also a bit of gothic metal, and post punk in here.  There are a few Japanese bands in here that I've loved for a while now.  Enjoy. 
music inside )

The stage

Nov. 3rd, 2016 08:03 pm
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I was never really a huge fan of this band before, but I have to admit I really enjoy this song.  This is probably the best thing I've heard from them.  I did buy a copy of their new album.  Also this is a really good live performance of the song. 
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This week has been somewhat stressful. I got a flat tire yesterday morning, and now I have to go buy a new tire cause it's pretty much ruined. It was early in the morning, and I was driving to work but I guess I wasn't really paying attention and I hit a curve. I damaged one of the rims on my car a little, but I'm going tomorrow to the tire place to price a new tire, and see if they can fix the rim. Either way I'm more frustrated with myself than anything cause my car is new, and why the hell was I not paying attention?!? Anyway when you're an adult fuckups cost money so yeah. I'm willing to pay the price for this situation.

As for other things I bought 2 things from the sale Killstar is having for Halloween. I ordered this necklace, and these fingerless gloves. I also got my order that I ordered the other day of a Siouxsie and the Banshees backpatch I ordered for my denim vest. I still need to sew it on along with a Birthday Massacre patch I ordered a while back. I'll be sure to post pictures whenever I finish the vest. I still have a few things I need to add to it.

That aside everything's been okay. Halloween is tomorrow, and I don't really have any plans besides getting cozy in my room and watching a few horror movies. I ordered a Five Nights at Freddy's figurine set for my friend for her Christmas gift. She's a huge fan of the series so I figured it would be a perfect gift. Speaking of early Christmas gifts my friend bought me this book on hardback, and it looks super cool. It's "American Gods", and "Anasi Boys" by Neil Gaimen. My friend is an avid reader like myself so this was an awesome early Xmas present from her. :D
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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.