Fantine
01 January 2020 @ 10:51 am
you've got a friend in me  
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Fantine
16 February 2011 @ 07:36 pm
I'm SO excited for the summer!  

I was browsing the shops the other day and I think I have my summer essentials picked out:

I've always worn dark frames so these make a refreshing change, and they're the cat eye shape that I like.

I love this hat so much, it's bigger than it looks here and it has a big floppy brim <3 I tried it on and thought I looked cute ^^;;

I've really been into lavendar lately, and I think these are a nice subtle lavendar that will go with most outfits. They're made from the softest leather I think I've ever felt and I love the vintage feel of them.

I also really love Angelic Pretty's newest print, French Cafe. I totally hated it when I first saw it, but it's been growing on me more and more until I must own it! I love how cute and whimsical the print is, and I think it's really versatile and can be used as a regular summer dress too, which is better as it means I'll get more wear out of it. Thankfully it doesn't seem to be a very popular dress, so as I'm skint I'm gonna wait and hopefully snag it cheap from the comm sales or auctions.


My new dream dress ♥


I've also been doing a good amount of thinking, and I'm going to quit uni and move back home once I can. I have plans though: I'm going to do my best for a "regular" job to get some money behind me, and then train to do something so I've always got a career to fall back on. At the moment I'm thinking a hairdresser or a beautician or nail technician or something. That way I can still try aiming for the Disney thing, but I'll have a back up plan (which uni was supposed to have been if it had worked out). But I'm still going to go to Disneyland whenever I feel like and pop down to London for the day to go to loli meets and such. I'm so happy to have my head sorted out, it was driving me mad and I'm now looking forward to the immediate future instead of dreading and fearing it <3
 
 
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Fantine
06 February 2011 @ 05:12 am
Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful  
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The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them - words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.

That's the opening to The Body by Stephen King. Not only is it my favourite opening, it's also my most favourite paragraph in all literature - a bold statement I know, but this paragraph speaks more to me than anything else ever has. In describing the difficultly in saying something important to you, Stephen King has successfully written something important to me that I have always had difficultly saying.
 
 
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Fantine
27 January 2011 @ 12:07 am
I finished my shoes!  


Now I just need it to be summer so I can wear them!

 
 
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Fantine
21 November 2010 @ 11:00 pm
 
So I just got back from Disneyland! It was awesome, though not as Christmassy as I was expecting. It was freezing cold, I was totally unprepared for that as I expected it to be similar weather as London. It rained all day today and now my feet are completely fucked from walking around in wet shoes and they ache like billy-o. I spent FAR too much money, about £150 extra than I had planned.

I ache, I'm tired, and I'm broke, but I'm also deleriously happy and want to go straight back already. Which hopefully I will once I have a job which will be SOON. Proper trip report will be coming when I'm calmer and have editted and uploaded my hundreds upon hundreds of photos.
 
 
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Fantine
15 November 2010 @ 11:06 pm
 


I've been drawing soo many raccoons lately I'm starting to see them everywhere.
I'm going to phone up London Zoo tomorrow and ask if they have any raccoons. I think they will, but I don't want to spent £20 on a ticket to be disappointed. I need to see some in real life, it's hard to design a character without being able to see it 360°, and I need to see their behaviour so I know how to pose him.

Does anyone have any name ideas for my raccoon? I'm struggling to get past Meeko.
I originally thought of naming him after a Native American word for "raccoon" but Google is proving rather fruitless (as usualy lately, I never seem able to find stuff I need)
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Fantine
11 November 2010 @ 03:02 am
Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin'  


Y'all know what time of year it is!

CHRISTMAS TIME!

If you'd like a Christmas/holiday card, you know the drill. All comments are screened.
If you don't comment but left me your address last year, you'll still be getting one this year. There really is no escape.

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Fantine
01 November 2010 @ 12:59 am
 
Little Bears Cafe

I told myself I wasn't going to buy any more brand, but I've been pondering this dress for a while and when I saw it was still in stock I just had to have it. And I couldn't resist getting the matching muffler to go with it <3 Blouse, bag and shoes I already own but decided whilst I was on Polyvore I may as well go the whole hog and complete the outfit. The blouse actually matches the bag, bad stock pic.

As well as Halloween, today is also my step brother Ben's birthday. I was supposed to be spending the day with him, but feel so spectacularly crap that I had to cancel and have spent the day mooching around my flat instead (after getting up at 2pm). Because of how I've been feeling, I haven't done anything for Halloween. I've just stayed in watching Film4. So far it's been The Others, a film I've wanted to see and not gotten round to until now, and White Noise, a film I used to love when it came out and am now wondering on earth why XD And now The Innocents is just starting.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for me. And hopefully my new outfit won't take too long to arrive <3 Retail therapy is the best therapy.
 
 
Current Music: The Innocents on Film4
Current Mood: lonely
 
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Fantine
16 October 2010 @ 11:30 pm
 
Today was a good day. I hadn't planned to do much, just exchange some faulty shoes at Topshop then pop on down to an art shop I've heard rave reviews about (which wasn't that good tbh).

But my day was made all the more awesome by a wonderful little candy store I found on my wanders that sold foreign sweets:

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Hello Pandas I buy when ever I see them if I have the money as I'm addicted. The tin of Japanese sweets (which I've photographed upside down ><) is a replica from Grave of the Fireflies. And the rest are all American candys that I've heard so much about and now I finally get to sample for myself! I'm especially excited for the taffy, I've never had a clue what taffy is other than something chewy. The Twinkie looks absolutely disgusting to me, but I'm going to eat it regardless. I had Peanut Butter M&Ms when I visited Florida and I loved them! They were the only American sweet I tried at the time so I'm looking forward to eating them again. And you guys have SKITTLES! I didn't know this, I arrogantly thought they were just a British thing, but you guys get them in better flavours apparently. This shop also sold Lucky Charms cereal for a whole £1 cheaper than Selfridges, but my money didn't stretch that far unfortunately (they were £6.50 a box). And Nerds I've not had since I was a little kid, I don't think we can get them in the UK anymore (nor Dweebs, do you guys still have them abroad?)

Ah, the excitement!
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Fantine
13 October 2010 @ 11:46 pm
A dream is a wish your heart makes  

I'm sooo excited for Disneyland! It feels like ages away though, 5 weeks! I'm glad I didn't bother rushing the trip and going in time for Halloween though as I read someone's trip report and this year was poo compared to previous years. Also I might be meeting up with an old friend who works there, I dunno yet, she messaged me on Twitter about it and I emailed her back but nothings set yet, but it'll be cool if I do, I've not seen her in years. I'm already planning what to wear in Disneyland >< I hate my photos from my previous trips because I look so awful, and I'm determined that this time I'll have photos to be proud of.

My Milky Planet skirt finally arrived! I was super upset when I had to sell my OP at the beginning of September but did so in the knowledge that I had ordered the skirt. I ordered it was back in mid June from Starry Candy Box >< Never ordering from them again, even if it was worth the wait, I could of gotten it cheaper on the sales comm by now. Oh well. I've also bought myself a blonde wig, I miss my blonde hair so much and figured this is the next best thing to actually being blonde.
 
 
Current Mood: disappointed
 
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Fantine
08 October 2010 @ 12:05 am
 
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So am I the only person in the world who thinks these girls just look like trashy cheap whores? They don't half get a lot of praise and I just don't get it. Sexing up Disney characters is nothing new nor original, you can buy similar costumes for £5 from any fancy dress shop, yet people praise these girls like they've just invented bread.
 
 
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Fantine
25 August 2010 @ 01:35 am
You've got a friend in me  

I was feeling really depressed today so I treated myself to a Woody doll, something I've wanted to own for ions. Not helping my financial situation in the slightest but I really didn't care when it came to this.

It's weird though, I don't feel like he's mine, I feel like I've stolen him from Andy.

He came with a dodgy stand that's too tall for him so his feet dangle above the ground like he's being hanged :/ I'm gonna try and find a better one because it really bothers me. I was also a little irked that he came with a certificate of authenticity to confirm that he's a special edition where every pain was made to ensure that every detail was correct to the film. Every detail except the biggest fucking one: He has nothing written on the bottom of his boots. No Andy. Nothing.

Other than that though he is perfect and I love him already. Maybe I'll rebel and put "Faye" under his boot instead.
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Fantine
22 July 2010 @ 10:46 pm
Thoughts and ramblings  
So apparently I don't even bother to turn up to work anymore. I was due to start work today at 6.45am, and I have to get up a 5am to get ready. I get pretty bad insomnia, and 4am was the last time I looked at the clock before I fell asleep. It was obviously a pretty deep sleep, because I woke up at 7.45am, exactly an hour after I was due to start, I freaked out for all of half a second before I though "Oh fuck it" and didn't bother to do anything. It was supposed to be the first day back after my holiday so I'll just make out I thought I wasn't due back until tomorrow.

I'm super thrilled to be able to say that I've got Milky Planet :D By the time I decided I actually really liked the print in pink reservations were already full so I thought it'd be hopeless. Starry Candy Box were supposed to put some MP stock up at 9pm Pacific today so I opened the site up ready before I left it to go to bed, and saw the skirt was already up. So I nabbed it quick. And it looks like I'm gonna win an auction for the OP too, so yay! :D

Other than that I've just spent the time since my last entry trying to get things together for uni. I'm really confused with the bed though, in the list of things it says I'll have in my room it says "3/4 bed". I don't know what the HELL I'm gonna get bedding for a 3/4 bed that looks half decent enough. I'm struggling to find a suitcase I like too. And I can't find anywhere near me that sells A1 portfolios, except Argos who sell the tackiest looking ones I've ever seen and I really don't want to have to resort to it, it doesn't even have a shoulder strap D: I think I might take a day trip into Sheffield next Friday and see if I have any better luck there. Plus I'll be able to visit the DISNEY STORE! ^^ Happy days.
 
 
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Fantine
20 July 2010 @ 03:40 am
slightly new layout  

I think I like it :D

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Fantine
19 July 2010 @ 11:37 pm
 


I FUCKING LOVE BATMAN

That is all.
And I think a Batman LJ theme might be in order.


(am re-reading some old favourites incase you wondered)
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Current Music: Danny Elfman - Batman Theme
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Fantine
30 June 2010 @ 04:41 am
 
Ugh it's too damn hot! There's just no air! I'm sitting indoors with the fan on me to try and keep cool, I feel so sluggish when the weather is like this. And I'm already sunburnt and had sunstroke so I daren't be outside for long anymore x_x Over the weekend I stupidly managed to fall asleep outside for a few hours, not recommended!

I went on a bit of a splurge recently, I like to think of it as my birthday presents to myself as my birthday is only next week! I bought Innocent World's Pompador JSK, Misty Morning red Tartan JSK from Qutieland (I just love red tartan!), and Moitie's Holy Queen JSK. And I'm still waiting for my BTSSB Wizard of Oz JSK to arrive (which I'm totally gonna wear when I go see Wicked!). I'm so excited I can barely contain myself! It's lovely to currently have the money to spare too.

I've decided I'm going to change my hair colour soon. I adore being blonde and I really love the colour I am now, but it's no longer practical for a number of reasons. Firstly, the obvious one, its expensive to maintain as I have to get it done at a salon and as I'm going to be a student very soon its just not something I'll be able to keep up for long. And secondly, my hair is absolutely fried from two years of constant bleaching. I used to have super healthy hair, now its like straw its so dry and damaged. I'm going to remain blonde for a few more weeks I think, then I'm going to dye it a chocolate brown, I've already bought the dye. It'll be much cheaper doing it myself and going dark again will hopefully nourish it abit.

There's a reservoir just 15 mins walk from where I live, and I really love going up there to just listen to the water and clear my head, its really peaceful and if I close my eyes I can pretend I'm by the sea as the waves sound like the ocean, the water smells slightly salty and there are seagulls flying around there. I was up there today just to cool off in the breeze and felt totally at peace and decided that I'd love love love to live near the sea. I could picture it all in my head, living in a nice little sea side town that isn't terribly touristy and is quite quiet but has good travel connection routes, living in a nice little house by the sea front with a bloke and two dogs :) I actually think that that would be my idea of heaven.
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Fantine
09 June 2010 @ 05:29 pm
And I suppose you and no elephant ain't up in no tree either  

I love this, but why does it have to be aimed at newborns with the personalisation? Why can't I, a childless adult, just own it to appreciate a tender moment between Mrs Jumbo and Jumbo Jr? It irks me especially as theres nothing else I could get written on that plaque, and leaving it blank would just look retarded.

I'm entirely obsessed with Dumbo. It's a film I hadn't seen in many many years despite owning it on DVD. I never watched it as I remember the Pink Elephants on Parade scene freaking me out when I was small and so I never liked the film much. I put it on a week ago when I wasn't feeling very well and completely and utterly fell in love with it, I felt like I was watching it for the first time. I am in love, it is undoubtably one of my all time favourite films ♥

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Current Music: See Who I Am - Within Temptation
 
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Fantine
30 May 2010 @ 07:41 pm
paper faces on parade  


My Masquerade Theater skirt arrived on Friday, I got dressed up today just so I could wear it <3 I've not loved a print like this in a long time, I really want the JSK in black now too. If you wanna see the whole outfit its on my lookbook :)



I've not been feeling great these past few weeks (due to having had a three week period -_- Nothing to worry about but its still mega uncomfortable and frustrating). But anyway, I cheered myself up by buying this darling My Little Pony. I used to LOVE My Little Pony when I was little (which little girl didn't?!) and for once I actually really like the redesign, she's so cute! She gave me such a trip down memory lane that I wanted to buy a Care Bear too, but they didn't have any :(

Oh and I still don't have any glasses after a full two weeks now, which is just adding to my frustrations. My opticians took my glasses off me to be reglazed last Friday, knowing that they were my only pair and I need them badly, and now they've had them over a week ;_; I'm living in a world of constant migraines. And I've not been able to draw which is frustrating me the most, but I have been practising my digital painting skills so its not all bad. Thankfully I can see digitally by zooming in.

It feels really crazy that its very nearly June already. I say it every year, but this year is passing so quickly!
 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
Current Music: Zydrate Anatomy - Repo! The Genetic Opera OST
 
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Fantine
28 May 2010 @ 10:20 pm
 
 
 
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Fantine
28 May 2010 @ 01:34 am
Writer's Block: Bitter aftertaste  
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NOT AT ALL.

I'm ultra protective of my iPod as my musical tastes are often sneered at, which I hate. How dare anyone judge somebodies own personal tastes? Especially on something as personal as music. There is nothing I detest more than music snobs, just because a particlar artist/style of music is not to your taste does not entitle you to be a prick about it and belittle someone who enjoys listening to it. Each to their own and all that.
 
 
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Current Music: I Wanna Be A Producer - The Producers
 
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