klena: (patron saint of switchblade fights)
So, as I mentioned in my LJ post back around the 10th of this month (fuck me, where did the month go??), I was just about to take part in a Zombie Running School in preparation for the "utilising a city as a platform" live action game, 2.8 Hours Later.

I emerged from the Running School exhausted, exhilarated and giddy at the thought of the game. We prepared by practising our lumbering, moaning, "Shaun of the Dead" zombie movies, playing acting games and playing 3 fast-paced games of "Capture the Flag."

Needless to say, those who have met me in real life, will attest to the fact that fitness and exercise are pretty low on my list of life. Somewhere down after "getting blood drawn" and "going to the dentist for injections." I just am lazy! I like being lazy! Speed is not my thing!

So I came out of the school enthused for the actual zombie event but completely underwhelmed with my physical fitness. I thought I was going to die at one point. I resolved to ~CHANGE THINGS~ and to ~DO CARDIO~ and ~EAT HEALTHILY~ in preparation for the hardcore running of the game. And in that interim 10 days did I do these things? Did I fuck. I sat on my arse and ate pizza, or sweets.

I was not exactly bursting with confidence when last Thursday rolled around, the night of the first game. I was going to be an embarassment to the zombie horde! I was going to run like a bitch out of hell!!!....and then proceed to need medical attention as my body revolted at the sudden exercise. It was going to be a mess, I was convinced! But so excited! So many intense feelings about zombies!

I can safely say, I did myself motherfucking proud.

Check out this video for an idea of the game! I appear briefly around the 5.47 mark. Listen to me scream :D



More on the actual game to follow! And photos!


.....I miss my bloody Silent Hill/Lisa icon. Might have to bring her back for zombie discussions. AND DARK!ART OCTOBER :DDDD
klena: (the motion makes me strong)
Mother's Meeting again tonight, as per Wednesday ritual!

I thought about something [livejournal.com profile] rogue_dreams said during it, that we can talk about everything. It's something that I don't believe is appreciated enough by people, when you have a support system of people that you can just be yourself with, as awful and petty and furious and ridiculous as you really are. Sometimes you are that way with people that you don't mean to be, and then you can feel concerned about the way you presented yourself. That sort of friendship that is built on a sort of barter of respect and opinion. But with my Mother's Meeting, with my girls, there's none of that. There's no concern about how they think of me because they've seen me at my best and my worst. And they will always be honest with me, sometimes in a blunt way and sometimes just in a "seriously, how do you not see this, you are a moron, why are we friends :)" way.

Not a lot of people get that sort of circle in their life. That they can establish such a level of comfort and trust - especially not with people that they see weekly. We may have a few that we know online, or who have moved away or that we only see when we go home for the holidays. But every week, to have that - to have them. Well....it just reminds me to count my blessings where they lie.

klena: (sunlight surrouds you)
The first big thing to say about this entry is:
1000 ENTRIES, FUCK YEAH

It's only taken me nearly 9 years to get here, and has been stupidly helped out by crossposting of my tweets. I never thought I'd get to a point of 1000 entries! But here I am. Have some celebratory dancing .gifs!





I feel that adequately celebrates 1000 entries! I've been planning on writing this entry for about 3 weeks, but just haven't got around to it, or wanted to have a lot of good content and then I got distracted by lots of Inception fics so. Well. But I did go back and look at my very first LJ entry, oh my Lord.

I was 15, and this December I will turn 25. I honestly cannot believe how much has changed in that time. But then again, it was the period where people go through the biggest personality overhauls so it's not much of a surprise. It still was a little embarrassing, and also sort of sad to see me discussing people who aren't in my life anymore. But that's the way it goes.

I was going to do this huge thoughtful entry, but it's not really in my head, so instead I'm going to post a few little bits from the internet that have made me happy the past few weeks.

First! Poetry! One of Audrey Hepburn's favourite poems.

Unending Love by Rabindranath Tagore

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times,
In life after life, in age after age forever.
My spell-bound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms

In life after life, in age after age forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together,
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:

You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount
At the heart of time love of one for another.
We have played alongside millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell -
Old love, but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you,
The love of all man's days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life,
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours -
And the songs of everypoet both past and forever.

How beautiful is that?

Second! An excellent quote from Tim Minchin that I discovered, when trying to find a download of his song "White Wine in the Sun" , which is a gorgeous non-Christian Christmas song. Here's the song on Youtube if you fancy a listen! White Wine In The Sun.

Anyway, he was discussing the controversy behind the song and was asked "Your song "White Wine in the Sun", which includes lyrics critical of Christianity, caused controversy last week in Australia when it was used on an album of Christmas songs sold to raise money for the Salvation Army. What's your take on the fuss?

I think the Salvos are idiots. I didn't know they would benefit from the CD, but by the time I found out I didn't want to make too much of a fuss. So I gave my song free, then they turn around and say that they don't agree with the sentiment of the song. Obviously, they are talking about how I think Jesus is not magic. Part of me is hugely outraged by what imbeciles they are, to bite the hand that feeds them and put their proselytising above charity.

It's a terrible paradox that most charities are driven by religious belief. I believe very strongly in giving only to secular charities, because I don't think there should be a back end to altruism. I won't make this mistake again. I tweeted that if people want to buy my version of the song independently, I'll give the proceeds away, as I did last year, to the National Autistic Society, a non-proselytising charity.

Christmas means much to billions of people who don't believe in Jesus, and if you think that Christmas without Jesus is not Christmas, then you're out of touch, and if you think altruism without Jesus is not altruism, then you're a dick.


What a wonderful sentiment, and really true. That last paragraph is the most important part, and the bit that made me nod and smile at the screen. It also doesn't hurt that the song is wonderful, and makes my heart just clench with joy listening to it.

Third and final! Who thinks today's A Softer World strip needs to be have an "Inception" re-imagining?



Fucking heartbreaking, but could turned into any pairing that people wanted. The first idea I had was a Mal/Cobb version, based on those arguments that Mal actually was right, and did wake up, and watches over Cobb as he lives in his dream!reality. Which also really works with the alt-text over the image: "Please don't leave me alone with our stupid children"

Yes yes?

To everyone who read this, well done! You deserve nice shiny things. Since it's been a 1000 entries, maybe I should start being more active with posting. If you still read my journal, then you should comment! Or let me know, especially if this is the only way you know me :)

klena: (the motion makes me strong)
Every year I make resolutions and every year I seem to...forget about them at some point. So instead of wishing everyone I know a Happy New Year (and I do wish it for you, I do), I'm going to steal from my favourite, Mr. Neil Gaiman, for my New Year's wishes:


May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.


...I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.



I wish all this for you. ♥
klena: (Default)
My life, the past week or so, and the reason for radio silence.

this happened )

In other news, why haven't my tweets been shipped over? Bizarre
klena: (like the blade you stain)
This is a grumpy!kat entry, wherein I am certain I am going to feel sorry for myself.

Before all that though. In case you hadn't heard, Saints won the Super Bowl WHO DAT. Taylor, a mate from animesoc, streamed the whole thing from his laptop to his TV and drank over the course of the night. It ended about 5am here. Uni on Monday was a particularly unpleasant experience from what he tells me. Poor lad. I didn't watch the game but my thoughts were there, especially considering the joy it's caused [livejournal.com profile] blondiusmaximus

whiny whine mope feeling sorry for self nonsense )

To conclude: gripe, whinge, grumble, sour face.

Although, [livejournal.com profile] hartclanpaladin, I got your lovely letter yesterday. the teabag has not been employed yet, but it will be. Thank you so much ♥

Anyone else want to get in on the grumbles? Or the hug times. Because I am all about the hugs? Hugs?
klena: (schlecter > you)
So! Last night Dave and I went with Caroline (a girl who used to work with me in Fab and loves zombies as much as I do) to see one of the other doormen from Fab's band. So, those who were not working last night all came to the gig so I got to see my ex-managers and rock out.

Also, the band were supporting Zombina and the Skeletons who I was well fucking excited to see because they're just ace. Retro kitsch off-kilter bands! Who all dress like zombies! and are from Liverpool! And write songs about Zombies and Dr. No and being psychotic and werewolves and :))))))) [livejournal.com profile] mofette was extremely excited and busted some ace shapes on the floor! Including picking me up, swinging me towards her and then letting me go. That was unexpected! But awesome!

A good night was had! Even if Dave and I got the piss taken out of us because we were all ~kissy-face~ together. Which we were cool with and then Colette, my ex-boss and his current boss, came over to us and gestured at our faces and said "I like this. You kiss nice! And look happy and not like (affecting bored apathy) 'yeah whatever'. Also you look like you fuck good."

I'm pretty certain there is no polite response to that EVER so we just grinned and looked at each other and were like ":) yeah! true :))))"

....i am pathetic! When did this happen?! Why was i not informed? I swear I used to be cool about this sort of thing!!*

*lies. fucking lies. I've never had this sort of thing and god knows I've never been cool!
klena: (walk until the motion makes me strong)
I am not usually one for all this 'awwww i am a girl and this is the boy i'm seeing' but, fuck it, self-indulgence is a little fun.

also, i am trying to do something so i can sleep. stupid 24 hour exam fucking up my timetables. Don't want to get up early in the morning. Do not like being a daywalker!!

stupid kissy photo )
klena: (just for the attention)
Dark!Art October starts again tomorrow, my beautiful friends! There are still a bunch of spaces left for prompts so feel free to prompt multiple times! I'll update with a claimed dates list tonight after my fencing give-it-a-go sess.

Slowly but surely I am slouching towards Bethlehem - and by Bethlehem I mean the freedom from administrative stress from university and the having of a student loan. Yay!

I am slowly by surely trying to work on getting myself and [livejournal.com profile] blindeadmcjones to see Fall Out Boy. Birmingham or Glasgow, my love??? We can also try London if you want?

I CAN HAS COBRA STARSHIP TICKETS????!!! Even though some bitch at a Certain Music Shop in Leeds told me they were all sold out. FAIL. Roll on January~!

Classes aren't so bad except that my timetable is sort of fucked at the minute. And also I have a seminar in 2 and a half hours and I haven't done my reading yet. Why haven't I?? I mean, it's fucking Narratives of Witchcraft and Magic - it's awesome!

I am going to catch myself up on comments and my community (pssst join [livejournal.com profile] super_bandom - we are superheroes of bandom and joy!!) tonight. Before starting on Dark!Art. \o/

PROMPT ME MORE, MOFOS!!

I napped after I arrived home from uni yesterday (and missed out on the first Circus Soc meeting /o\) but I had really strange dreams.

it ain't easier waking up at dawn to find i lost my crown )
klena: (DRAMA)
Alright folks. DRAMA AHOY

Drama is mostly in the form of money and university administrative bollocks. ---> My student loan is not applied for, and today was the day everyone received their loans. There has been a cock-up there that will take a bit to sort out.
--> My rent is due on the 27th - Saturday and I don't really have the money for it. (but [livejournal.com profile] baiacu is going to pay for it this month - queue Catholic guilt regarding money lending and scathing attacks on self)
--> I am trying to apply for emergency financial aid at the university but that also takes a lot of paperwork and administrative research and proof of my lack of money and forms and the like and checking whether or not i am elegible
--> there is a registration hold on my account which means I cannot apply for this years student university year, cannot register for my course, cannot get a new student card (that gets me student discount, lets me into the university, is proof of id etc etc)
--> Said registration hold was supposed to be removed by getting a doctors note saying i was eligible to return to study and not, y'know, severely depressed and unable to cope and slightly mad
--> Received letter today saying that i need one from my home doctor not my leeds doctor because i wasn't in leeds. My doctor in northern ireland.
--> i have modules that i have changed due to not being eligable for them but they can't be changed with the lock of my account
--> I do not really have the money for said-course books and classes (and seminars) start on Monday
--> the timetime does not have all the modules i am registering/registered for so i'm not sure when i'm supposed to be at lectures

tl;dr: /o\

Hence my awesome GeeWay-DRAMA!-icon.

In better news!

--> ZOMBIE PROM ON SATURDAY. Going to try to dress like a recently-autopsied!zombie. Which would be immense. It is also being held at the place I am (hopefully) going to be working at this year.

--> Going out with my two Emma's last night in Gothic-ish dress and being called "Dita" (as in Dita Von Tease) - slightly awesome

--> Give-It-A-Go society sessions next week. Circus Soc, Art Soc, Anime Soc, Fencing, Kickboxing, Archery, Sci-Fi, Gothic, Skydiving. Good times, great days.

--> getting back in lectures and stuff.

--> DARK ART OCTOBER. And I've noticed the majority of you haven't signed up for it! FAIL. Sign up now. You know you want to. >(
klena: (summer of like)
Let's make our way through the list i need to update on, shall we?

1. DARK ART OCTOBER APPROACHES

Those not in the know! For the past few years, I have sort of half-heartedly been taking part in [livejournal.com profile] kacfrog711's epicly awesome idea of Dark!Art October. What the principle is, is that for every day of October a piece of dark/twisted/morbid/hallwe'en-eque themed art is produced, occasionally prompted by friends.

This year I am adding a part of a twist to the idea. There are something like 87 of you on my mutual friends list, which means more than enough of you for at least one prompt a day. This year, due to my tendency to spend LIFETIMES on artwork, I'm also including fics in Dark!Art.

You know my fandoms! Request a day, a fandom, character and a prompt for the piece. All underneath the cut!

Even if you've never prompted, i want you to get on this! This is my srsbznz face >(

i am the wind blowing through your hair )

2. I have signed up for NaNoWriMo this year with the beautiful [livejournal.com profile] rogue_dreams and we are planning to get each other very drunk to get through it support and encourage each other over the course of the month. We are also going to get t-shirts printed. There may be talking bottles of rum on there.

3. University is still not sort.
University funding is still not sorted.
I have registered for module though and applied for a job. More details about this massive cock-up to potentially come tomorrow.

4. Even though you adore someone, sometimes you just want to lock yourself in the attic, am i right?

5. once you stumble, Septimus wrote on the back of a postcard, human nature is on you.

I leant over the edge of the boat and fell down, he thought. I went under the sea. I have bee dead, and yet am not alive, but let me rest still, he begged

6. BY SHEER AWESOMENESS I MANAGED TO GET TICKETS TO SEE THE ACADEMY IS... AT VERY LAST MINUTE. EXPECT FLAIL POST AND PHOTOS TOMORROW. [livejournal.com profile] sekkritbandomlj, this is an advanced warning to not look! :D

7. i really need to go to bed now

8. fucking cutist icon ever why do i not use it more?
klena: (ryro + bden <3 internets)
The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated!

God, it's been weeks since I last updated or even talked to most of you properly! Let's recap briefly, shall we?

Work like the hounds of hell were on my back. Summer scheme until the Friday before I went away. Work Saturday - babysat Sat night.
Work Sunday,
Work Monday,
off Tuesday - got piercings, hair done, had meal with Libby and Jules and summer scheme people, Wednesday! FINAL SHIFT AT WORK! (looked really special with plasters on my face though, ha ha ha)
Finished up work
Impromptu night of Guitar Hero and alcohol and fun with people from McDonalds! Last people fucked off at 5am. 5am!!
Slept
DID NOT PACK A THING UNTIL 9am that morning, the day I was leaving (and my flight was at 1), almost missed my flight because I got caught up in security and, oh yeah, I HAVE A HOUSE!

I have a new address in Leeds! So, update your info, mofos!

Kathryn Denvir
11 Thornville Grove
Hyde Park
Leeds
LS6 1JU

There is also something else I did...

Thou shalt not make cuttings in your flesh like the dead )

So. That is the rundown of my life so far! On the forthcoming list!

- I have a bunch of photos to put up of my summer because some of it was awesome,
- Take photos of the new house once i've started proper decorating (I moved in on Monday, Andy hasn't moved in yet and mum is arriving with the majority of my stuff tonight)
- I've to upload the Panic!At The Astoria music clips for [livejournal.com profile] sekkritbandomlj
- Sort out university course (there was a cock-up with my transfer file so i am logging onto servers with Andy's name and can't register for this year's modules :( )
- Show people my Wentz-face that I have started to pull
- Goddamn, [livejournal.com profile] peterickfics art prompt! 24th Sepemter!
- Buy tickets! The Academy Is.... 2 weeks time! Leeds!
Gym Class Heroes Day after TAI...!!
Fall Out Boy October. Need to decide which venue - [livejournal.com profile] blindeadmcjones still coming with?
Sia(??) ...October/November time?
Tilly And The Wall(??) November, I think
Cobra Starship JANUARY!!
- Uselessly repeat to myself that no, bandom has no taken over my life
- Get a job.
- Signed up for [livejournal.com profile] mcrhalloween

There are other things, fun fandom things but I will get around to those. Just as soon as I get internet in the house (or earlier) and get back into the swing of Leeds life.

In unrelated uni talk/rambling/camwhoring
klena: (do not ask)
Cobra Starship at playing in Leeds next Friday (possibly saturday?) at Cockpit. And I am not there. Fuck D:

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X the movie really is just the epitome of "rocks fall, everybody dies" joke, right? I watched it before I went back to work on Tuesday and it was a little strange! Good going X. Way to kill everybody.

- - - - - - - - - - -

I have been reaccepted to Leeds and managed to change my course successfully! Score one for me! \o/

I didn't realise just how nervous i was until i had to get Matt to open the letter in work this morning.

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People! Charlotte Sometimes - worth listening to? Y/N?

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I am working closes for the next 4 nights. 4 nights of fucked up schedules. NOT SO MUCH MADE OF WIN WORK

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[livejournal.com profile] waxrose - i might need you to beta for me? Feel up for it?

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I am about to waste the wages i am about to earn over the course of the next few days on new clothing and bandom related things online and i don't care. Good times great days.

[edit] mum and I just have. good times great days. even though i think i've just bought a Panic At The Disco t-shirt I'm not going to fit into. D:
klena: (Default)
I am moving out of my room in 3 hours.

I have not slept properly in a while.

I have so much stuff.

I have so much to say.

Ask me about this year if you wish - I'll be so open with you.

I don't really want to go back home - is that awful?

I need some support I'm afraid
klena: (amused at Big Puppy)
I am going to a ball tonight and I am wearing heels and a flouncy dress and wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
klena: (brilliant ideas)
Alrighty folks.

It's been a shitty sort of week so far as exams have started and the bloody medication is royally screwing me over. But. Well.


I am cutting myself off from the net for the next two days or so due to the fact that I have my Japanese exam tomorrow morning and revision - well, it's been slightly lax. Well done Kat.

So, all messages of support are loved, ha ha ha ha ha!

Joey, if I don't catch you before you go, have a fantastic time!

Also - I fancy some more music - anyone fancy pimping me out some music? I'm not fussed on what, just music is good!

Love you all - wish me luck!

♥ ♥ ♥
klena: (beligerent teenager)
You know when someone asks to spend time with you because they need it and so you text them to find out if they want to spend that time with you and then they fucking FAFF the fuck about for hours which you really need because you have a 100% essay due in but you wait and wait before they tell you maybe in a few days and you tell them fine, later?

Yeah.

ARGH FUCK WHY NASm,kl;kasd;alsjdf;kljamsd,

I am NOT in a good mood. I am sorry.
klena: (obligatory sexy icon)
Alright - I have now treated myself to a paid acount! OMG ICONS~! :O

So of course, I use a sexy icon. Oh yes.

I should be properly updating this journal as I owe people stories of what I've been doing these past few months and all the nonsense with the course and the art work, of course the art work.

Unfortunately, I am supposed to be in bed. I have Nihongo in the morning and it's Oeda-sensei so I should rest up. HARDCORE DESU YO.

So I'm going to throw another meme out there - one of the reoccuring ones I've been seeing the past few days.

Pick 3 of my interests and I'll explain them to you.

Pick 3 of my icons and ask me something about them.

♥ ♥
klena: (this is my pain)
I want to let people know.

i don't know if i'm going to be allowed to continue doing my degree in Japanese.

i had a meeting with the head of department.

i think i've started crying at least 10 times so far today. i have also dented the wall of my room by hurling a glass tumbler at it.

i don't know what to do.

i don't - fuck.

fuck fuck fuck.

i just. In case i get all snappy and stuff if you talk to me. i don't mean it.

i'm so sorry. I'm sorry i'm sorry i'm sorry.

[edit] ha. hahaha. exactly 6 months in Leeds. ha ha ha.
klena: (sorrow drips into your heart)
[livejournal.com profile] darthzal I am so sorry I haven't had a chance to upload your birthday gift! But unfortunately I'm passing out in front of my laptop.

It will be up tomorrow evening - pinkie promise!

Sorry.

But on the good side - guess who doesn't have a superventricular tachicardia??

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