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2011-06-18 11:08 pm

I have GOOD news for once!


I've been waiting to post until I had good news rather than my normal doom and gloom, and finally I do!!

I found out yesterday that I have earned  A FIRST CLASS DEGREE IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE!!!!!!

Much champagne has been consumed in the last 24 hours.
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2011-04-25 03:33 pm
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Birthday Wishes


Happy Birthday [personal profile] caeseria !

Have a wonderful day. xx
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2011-03-16 06:15 pm

We Sing, We Dance, We Snooze.


So 2011 kinda continues it's crappy start for me, but bad things come in threes right? And March is the third month, therefore I am working on the principle that after this the year is going to start looking up. It's the usual housemate stuff combined with school stuff -- who had a Prof. tell them they had the intelligence of a 10yr old? Why yes that would be me. Jackass -- and lastly the ever fun health issues. However, I feel that I have more than bored plenty of people with those issue, and while I think I would benefit from maybe finding someone to talk to about how miserable I am here, I am focusing on some positive things at the moment.

Firstly I want to say how much every day is brightened up when I see that [personal profile] jenniebart 
 had posted one of her lent ficlets. Always a highnote to the day for sure!

For all cat lovers, the following advert is a little gem to me. Also makes me wonder of all the possibilities.




I'm trying to keep busy too by working on a piece of original fiction that I started and is currently at 24,000 words. I'm feeling proud that I'm that far through. Not sure that I will let anyone other than [personal profile] theskywasblue  ever see it and not giving up on it after the first couple of thousand words means a lot for me. Admittedly, it's currently taking priority over my schoolwork, which maybe isn't the smartest thing I could do but after the way my teacher's been treating me I've gotten a rather apathetic view towards school.

I've also got a beautiful new picture of Kougaiji to keep me happy whenever I'm starting to feel down at the minute. Ebay is a wonderful site! And the prince is a sexy thing, though I know I'm a bit more of a Kou lover than quite a few people. **goes back to staring at the pretty prince**
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2011-01-24 04:13 pm

Stop the world, I wanna get off!


Why yes, I am now back at University. Is it as bad as I was fearing? Yes and No. However, if this is the way that 2011 has decided to start I think I'll just skip this year.

I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year, and that Jan had treated you all well so far! I wanted to say thanks to all of you who I recieved cards from - I have kept them all and look at them when I am feeling down. It works wonders!

Cut for gratuitous whining )
Best moment of the year so far? Sitting in my 18th Cent Literature class talking about Phillis Wheatly, this very middle class girl suddenly starts banging on the table screaming about how none of us know how hard it must have been for the authoress to be black and abused and how dare we talk about her work without understanding. Even the Prof found it hard not to crack up, I have a feeling its going to be an entertaining class.
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2011-01-01 02:34 pm

Birthday Wishes


Happy Birthday [personal profile] rroselavy  have a great day!


To all of my friends I send you the best wishes and here is to a fantastic year to come! I know 2010 was pretty rough for a lot of people and I bet we can make 2011 a good one.

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2010-12-17 04:27 pm

So it's Christmas time and I'm not leaving my bed!


School is over. I am back home. And I am so very glad about this situation. I want to send out a quick apology for all of you who I haven't kept up with and that I have simply been so very absent.

School was awful this term, not so much considering my grades as so far they've been okay, but more for the fact that I just don't feel like it is home much any more. My first two years of Uni I loved Kent and it felt so very right but after having spent a year in America and meeting some of the most amazing people coming back here I feel a little lonely, misunderstood and taken advantage of. I mean, in the house I'm living with at the moment there is a friend who I've known since the start of Uni and has just come back from abroad too but other than that I'm living with people who I didn't really know before hand. My problem initially was that I'm not good at new people. I get tongue tied, I'm hopelessly shy and I struggle to find things to talk about. So when I moved in I did my best to go out of my way to do small favours for my housemates to help them out to prove that I'm not standoffish I'm just shy. But what's ended up happening is that now they just take it for granted that I'm going to do things and manage to make me feel so small that I lock myself in my room and just fall into this pit of self-loathing and I become determind to say something, but then someone knocks on my door and I totally lose my nerve. I don't like living this way and I don't want to whine but now that I'm back home for a month it just feels like such a weight off my shoulders that I'm not going to feel like I'm constantly being judged. On top of this there have been health issues that aren't really important but probably seem bigger because I'm not all that happy, if that makes any sense what so ever.

Still, now that I'm home things don't seem so bad. I'm snuggled up under my duvet with Seto on my foor and looking out at the winter-wonderland outside, which sure screws up my plans for tomorrow but I'm enjoying it while I can, and drinking whiskey coffee and reading a book for pleasure for the first time in weeks. So hello christmas spirit, I think you've finally arrived!
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2010-12-02 12:20 pm
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Christmas Card Time

I want to say that I'm really sorry I've been absent recently, I promise that once life has settled down I will be around more.

To show you all how much I love you I would love to send out many many christmas cards so if you'd like one from me please leave a comment with name and address.

No reciprocation is necessary but if you've left a post like this and I've somehow missed it feel free to point me in the direction.

Love you all

...

and miss you. Bleh Real Life
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2008-03-04 11:13 am

Meme

Stolen from many many people!

Read more... )
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2007-07-10 09:21 pm

Plea!

Okay guys, I know I haven't been great to you lot in the past few months but I promise my course is almost over. Thursday to be exact but I really need your help. For part of my portfolio I have to write and essay on Freedom of speech in the Arts, and get people from outside the course to comment on it. You are all intelligent well thought people, so I'm giving you my best puppy eyes that you will go give your thoughts. Not on the essay... but on freedom of speech in the arts. Thought I'd better make that clear lol.

[livejournal.com profile] freedom_in_art

**Uses puppy eyes again** Pretty please. I promise to be a good friend again!
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2007-06-18 03:26 pm

Update!

Another quick update on my life since I've actually been allowed a day off, it happens so rarely that I thought I'd take my chance! Technically I have actually got rather a lot of work I could be getting on with at the moment, but I'm happily ignoring it for the fact that I want a break.

The tour is going amazingly well, though I would have to say from having less booking we expected we may be pushing it at the minute with how many we are trying to fit in. Just for example my scheduale this week is:

Tues: Out of the house at 7am, 2 performances at the school until 12.15. Next performance at another school at 12.55 finish at 3.10. Then get into london for a show at 5.45 which finishs at 9 then an hour and a half drive home.

Weds: Out of the house at 6am, finish at first school at half past ten. Then next performance at 12.55 until 3.10. Then at 6.15 until 8.30 peformance. Two hour drive home.

Thurs: Leave house at 7am, finish first show at 10.45. Next performance at 12.55 until 3.10. Next performance at 6.15 pm, finish at 9pm. Two hour drive home.

Fri: Leave house at 7am, finish at 2pm.

Sat: Filiming from 8am to 6pm

Sunday: All day rehearsal



Thank god for friday being a pretty esay day because otherwise I think we'd all fall asleep halfway through the performance. I think we are all pretty worried about how next week will go. I know I am. Typically I've gotten ill again. I've got a kidney infection at the minute which is making me pretty sick and my temperature is all over the place which isn't helpful under the lights. **Sigh** I'm nt bitching, I know it sounds like it but I do love what I do. I'm just getting tired and pretty rundown. And rather broke, I don't have time to work to bring some money in which is rather irritating.

Oh well, I'm going to enjoy the rest of my day off. Talk to you all soon!

xx
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2007-05-26 11:08 am

Yay

Just got in from passing my Driving Theory Test with 98% **Bounce** Yay me. Just the Practical now... wait isn't that the hard part? Lol
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2007-05-13 01:49 pm

Meme

Stolen from the lovely [livejournal.com profile] rroselavy

Horus )
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2007-05-01 08:35 pm

Life is a funny thing

I've had a really odd week, full of so many ups and downs that it's hard to really comprehend it all. I think I'm kind of numb at the minute not really taking anything in.

To get the bad over first. My cat got hit by a car last Wed and sadly we had to have her put down on the Fri. It was best for her but totally heartbreaking. The main thing that got to me was because of how the damage was inflicted. Her spinal cord snapped in such a way/place that there was no other damage apart from the fact that from halfway down her back she was paralysed, like her digestive system etc. Her front half was awake and active and she recgonized us when we went to vist. Really distressing but like I said before kindest for her. Makes me think though, we really are kinder to our animals sometimes. If she'd been human there wouldn't have been that option.

I also have my second driving lesson with a new instructor tomorrow. To put it frankly I am totally bricking it. Driving terrifies me but it is totally nessesary in today's society... yep just gotta keep telling myself that!!!

Ok much better news. The first performance of the Homophobia and Exclusions goes up tomorrow and I really believe that it may just all work out. **bounce** I will be so scarily happy tomorrow if it all goes well. Then we'll all finally see how much our hard work has payed off. Seems to have been a long time coming but will all be worth it hopefully. If we change at least one kids mind or make someone feel more secure about themselves thats all I care about!

And also finally I have finished writing my original play so everything is jogging along smoothly with that. The stage design is almost finalised and.... hee. I'm really excited about it so fingers crossed that it will go well.

Oh and a note to anyone who likes Harry Potter or fancies a giggle. Go to YouTube and look up, 'Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise'... made me laugh. Maybe thats because I'm a geek and love Snape though lol. :D
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2007-04-22 03:35 pm

**Sighs**

I don't care what people say, someone or something out there currently hates me and is laughing at my misfortune.

The play situation was just about on track again then last night one of our members (and one of my rl friends who I'm actually close to) had to go into hospital because she collapsed and has to have emergancy surgery. She's going to be okay luckily but still... DAMN.
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2007-04-19 08:46 pm

(no subject)

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] rroselavy

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Comment on this post, and I'll:
1 - Tell you why I friended you.
2 - Associate you with a song/film.
3 - Tell a random fact about you.
4 - Tell a first memory about you.
5 - Associate you with a character/pairing.
6 - Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7 - Tell you my favorite user pic of yours [if it pertains].
8 - In retort, you must post this in your LJ. :)
velvetina_belle: (HakkaiHand)
2007-04-04 04:13 pm

Spills, Thrills and Chills

I figured it was about time I actually gave an update into my life. **Grin** I do actually have valid reasons for not being around as much as I would like.

The Plays )

The Politicion )

The Health )

The Friends )

That's all from me for today. Nothing very interesting, but very time consuming. >.< **Sigh** I want my lie-ins back.
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2006-12-01 02:49 pm

Meme stolen from lots of folks

I know, I know I haven't been on here for a while but I'm back!! For as long as I remember. Anyway I rather like my results on this meme. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside **Laugh**











For those of you who don't know would ya like an update on the world of 'ME'?? **Grin** read on if that is the case.

I've been pretty busy one way or another, though right at this moment I'm chilling in New York with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] rroselavy, which is very cool. Though her poor little boy is sick right now and he's one of the most adorable kids ever!! She's got to take him to the doctors in a bit so fingers crossed that it goes well and they can make him feel better.

New York is a cool city though! I just love it, though the cab drivers do scare me, they are all freakin' CRAZY! Seriously, its totally insane... but I kinda like insanity so I'm not really complaining.

Oh cool update, I had sushi for the first time last niht. I know most people have had it before but I was a total newbie and it was delicious. I've always wanted to try it and I have got to admit when I first got it in front of me I was like 'woah', but then I got stuck in and it was yummy. Very, very filling though which I didn't actually expect.

Urm, I don't really have that much more to say for now, so I'm gonna go. **Waves**
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2006-10-08 04:09 pm

6 weird habits/things about me!

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] seshats_prodigy

Play by our rules:

Each player of this game starts with the "6 weird things/habits about you". People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things/habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, tag 6 more and list their names. Have fun, and don’t laugh too hard at the things you read. ;D (Then leave a note for the one who tagged you, m'kay?)

1. Total English geek here. When I can't sleep at night I flip through the dictionary and learn new words.

2. The way I eat mars bars is pretty kooky. I nibble off all of the chocolate, then the caramel and then finally suck the nougat until its all gone. Best way to eat it I swear!

3. Do you want a nice gross one? I can blech my way through the alphabet and proved so in a nice full bar...what I got out of the deal? My drinks brought for me for the rest of the night.

4. **Grins** I almost feel like I have to assert my femininity after my last one. How about the fact it once took me an hour to choose which earrings to wear!

5. Feet kinda freak me out. I cannot stand to have feet near me.

6. My ankles are double jointed so I can twist my feet so it looks like they are on the wrong way round!

And now, I’m tagging:

[livejournal.com profile] exploding_candy
[livejournal.com profile] piscaria
[livejournal.com profile] rroselavy
[livejournal.com profile] initial_aitch
[livejournal.com profile] glamourcorpse
[livejournal.com profile] theidolhands
velvetina_belle: (Yuki Eiri)
2006-10-05 08:41 pm

Gravitation fanfiction

Title: Muse
Author: Velvetina
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] rroselavy
Disclaimer: I don't own any of them...sadly
Pairing(s): Yuki/Shuichi, Tohma/Yuki(Implied and one sided)
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers/Warnings: None


Read more... )


This was my first piece of Gravi' fanfiction and the lovely [livejournal.com profile] rroselavy helped me endlessly, kindly reassuring me that my characterization was fine with Shuichi and Eiri but also helped give me pointers to making Tohma 'creepier'. Urm...not much else to say other than my head is killing me.
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2006-10-02 11:00 pm

Meme spammage...homage to my lack of posting recently

Hey all! I'm doing a post that is almost entirely made up of memes yoinked off of my darling [livejournal.com profile] rroselavy hehe

Okay so theres only like 3/4 really )

I promise to be a good girl and update far more faithfully. Especially when I get my laptop back from repairs hee.