My last journal was from before Dragon*Con '11. Dragon*Con '12 has already come and gone (I cosplayed as Merrill from DA2, pics may come later) and holy crap it's a year later. I don't even know if anybody bothers to read this anymore but I might as well put up what I've been up to for the past year.
-Still no prosthetics residency. Having failed that and running out of time before all schools start switching to a Masters program that I CANNOT afford, I enrolled in Orthotics school despite my distinct lack of preference for it. I'm discovering it can be fun and the patient population is definitely more varied, it's just a TON of stuff to absorb and you have to practically be a doctor with all the pathology you need to know. So yeah, trudging through online courses with that.
visited again! She was here for a week and there were apple pies and Biowareness of the Mass Effect and Dragon Age 2 variety. Fun tiemz.
-Drawn far less and writing a lot more. But mostly about my own OCs and PCs (player characters, as in my characters in games for which I develop an extensive headcanon). I've gotten a little bit more confident about my character writing so I've posted little blurbs here and there
all over my tumblr but nothing worth writing home about. Suffice it to say I love my babies: Rosslyn
(elf mage in Origins), Jaida
(Shepard in Mass Effect), Jocelyn
(smuggler in SWTOR), and Alena
(Hawke in DA2), and there are a handful of people that love them too so that's good enough for me.
-Have been assimilated into a LOT of fandoms thanks to exposure on Tumblr. I've now played/watched: the Mass Effect trilogy, Star Wars: The Old Republic, the first one and a half seasons of Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, and am currently making my way through Angel.
-I've become a lot more thoughtful about gender and orientation. So much so to the point where I realized that I'm not exactly as straight up heterosexual as I thought. Labels are stupid and confining and the instant you assign yourself one, people dump stereotypes on you. So I just say that I'm a self-identified woman that falls in love with people's souls, regardless of gender.
-In light of that, I now have a girlfriend
. It should feel odd to say that but it doesn't. To me it's just the most natural thing in the world because I adore her and have for quite a while. She
lives in friggen Australia so we're attempting a long distance thing and we write stuff together about our dopey gooey characters that reflected more on ourselves than we realized.
So those are the big changes. I don't want to say that I'm leaving deviantArt and that I'll never come back because never is such a big word. But Tumblr is basically my stomping ground now because I have a family there and every single one of them is fantastic.