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2015-07-01 10:23 pm

review of june

* I'm skipping ahead because basically nothing good happened in april and may. I was ill, it sucked, cameron was re-elected, etc.

* I went to Harrow to go to a specialist gastrointestinal hospital. it was next to the biggest hospital I've ever been in, it had it's own grocery shop! the doctor has me lined up for an MRI just in case I have the world's least obvious case of Crohn's and some more hydrogen breath tests in order to get more information on the bacterial overgrowth. it's highly unlikely I actually have Crohn's but I'm scared anyway because it would be so awful if I did.

* Ocado got these delicious coconut milk ice lollies in and they're delicious. I said delicious twice but they are.

* PHILAE WOKE UP!!! good job space friend. I was very sad when it landed in a hole but now it seems like that might actually have been a good thing in a way, because it was protected. space is a harsh place for a little probe!

* I got my first ever proper sunburn! I've never got one before because my skin tans very easily, but I guess it'd been weakened by the rash I had earlier this year, or just not enough sunlight? either way I got burnt. I'm going to be more careful now and wear sunscreen. I sound like I'm whining about this but honestly I actually feel quite chuffed, like I got to join a club.

* I'm so pumped for the animal crossing home designer game!!! I like to give the animals houses that match their personalities anyway and it always bugs me how they won't put things on tables and arrange things in a stupid way, but now I can make them all cute rooms! plus I will be able to have all the furniture from new leaf that I've been longing for (CAKE DISPLAYS)(I don't have new leaf because I am forever loyal to my wild world villagers). and I can be less frighteningly pale too!

* I want a wii u to play Yoshi's wooly world. I wanted one before but now it's a BURNING NEED. I'm gonna get the amiibo too even if I don't get the wii u because HE'S MADE OF YARN!!! YARN YOSHI!!!!!!
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2015-04-25 02:30 pm

review of march

* my mum got her hip replaced! she didn't qualify for a replacement before even though it's been bad for ages because she's too young but it got really bad and then they had to. so she can walk about again and climb the stairs and go out! we're gonna go to birdworld to celebrate. (birdworld is an aviary with some other animals and next door is an aquarium.) there's a lot of walking to see the whole thing though so we need to train up, because I'm super unfit too. but it's spring and there will be BABBY BIRDES!!!

* I stopped taking so much acid represent because apparently low acidity can really make SIBO worse and it seems to be helping without making me so acid I get burns? which is good. I've been super ill lately (hence my not being around) and I want so much to actually get stuff done this year.

* I'm so excited about pi, I love pi, I'm getting to the stage where it's allllll coming together and pi is so important and magical. happy pi day. also I ate a pie and it was delicious.

* I've been drawing a bit more using colours!3d on my 3ds, it's easier than getting my tablet set up and arranged and all. you can see my pictures here or I post them to my art tumblr eventually. colours! is basically deviantart in 3d, there's many children and many drama, but there's some amaaaazingly talented people.

* the spring is here at last and I can sit in the garden and listen to next door's power tools. but when he goes inside it's nice! the plum tree is in blossom and the pigeons are going crazy for the fruit...bud..things......anyway they're getting their snack on.

* I hope everyone is okay and hopefully better than okay? I'm sorry for being so scarce lately. how is the spring in your part of the world?
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2015-03-15 07:30 pm

review of february

* dreamwidth ate the stuff I'd written here so this will be brief.

* I learned that I am now allergic to ALL probiotics. I narrowly avoided hospital and spent a while convinced I was time travelling due to fever. it sucked.

* Leonard Nimoy died and I was way more broken up over it than I was over my actual grandad's death (but he wasn't anything like so nice to be fair).

* did you know that february has 28 days (usually) and 28 is the second smallest perfect number? that is an icebreaker for you to use at parties and become super popular, this will definitely work.
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2015-01-31 03:52 pm

review of january

* I FINALLY GOT AN APPOINTMENT AT THE GENDER IDENTITY CLINIC!!! I have been waiting since november 2013.

* I got my secret stantler gift! it's called The Acorn and it's about Shaymin. it's a crossover with the Hobbit films, which I haven't seen but I know the basic plot of. I drew this, and the person who got it seemed pleased so that's good.

* so GIC right. well. it didn't go so good. the psych I saw was insistent that gender was all about performing as either male or female in public and so a) I had to try to live and pass as male if I wanted help and b) as I don't go out much I don't really qualify for help as if a Rax has dysphoria in the woods no one hears it cry. on the plus side! my gp has been super helpful and recommended a surgeon who would do top surgery (which is all I'm really after) privately. I could pay for it with my inheritance from my grandparents, and I wouldn't have to argue with ignorant people who trigger my PTSD about whether my gender exists or not.

* he also thought I have asperger's? which I'm taking with a whole box of salt seeing as his evidence was things like "likes star trek" and "likes things to be lined up straight". still, my brother has it and my dad probably does so maybe? eh, it's not like it changes anything one way or the other.

* and he thought star trek and doctor who were interchangeable! I mean, AS IF. but enough about him I am trying to put it behind me.

* my mother needs an emergency hip replacement :( it's been bad for about two years but now it's suddenly accelerated and she needs it within a month really. it's all very safe and routine and everything but naturally I'm mad scared because HOSPITAL. I would appreciate if those of you who do prayers or vibes or things of those sort could aim a few in her direction because I can't really do anything else.

* my new purple fluffy jumper I got for my birthday is so warm and fluffy I haven't felt cold at all even though it has been snowing! mind you I haven't actually been outside much. but the daffodils are coming up and that's nice.

* I love being healthy enough to study!!! I love being healthy enough to draw!!! please based shaymin let this continue!!!
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2014-12-31 05:06 pm

review of december

* this is embarrassing frankly but it turns out I have been accidentally poisoning (well not literally poisoning) myself since august. I've been having hot caramel syrup in my delicious chocolate oatmilk. unfortunately while the sugar used to make the caramel is sucrose which I can digest, when heated with water it forms a number of complex compounds and also separates into glucose and fructose, which I can't. this is chemistry's revenge on me for slighting it.

* but now that I've stopped drinking it I should become somewhat healthier! and it only took me four months of fatalistic acceptance of decline before I wised up. moral of the story: trust nothing, especially not tasty things.

* I got the most adorable felt furret from Willow! I sort of want to hang it on the christmas tree but I don't have one due to not celebrating christmas. I have hung it by my bed instead and it watches me with its little button eyes. I need to take a photo of it so I can show you! I also got lots of tea and a letter with a bunny on. I need to remember to write back so this is an instruction to Future Rax: write back ya dingus.

* I also got an email from a family friend that I haven't spoken too since I was probably fourteen? anyway he's trans too and we're chatting which is nice. I like talking, I need to remember that. talking can be fun and enjoyable.

* I drew a picture for secret stantler. I got a perfect fit prompt, basically "cute furrets". I CAN DO THAT. I did a paper textured thing that makes it look more exciting than just flat colours and was intended to be less work than shading but actually might have been more...
still it looks okay to me and I think it's equivalent to a thousand words of fiction which is what was required. I hope it goes down well with the recipient.

* I listened to this on repeat a lot. and this.
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2014-11-13 04:36 pm

review of september/october

* the problem with reviewing months after they have ended is that by that point any events have faded in memory and it seems pointless to dredge them up again, therefore I do not make the review posts at all. in future I will write the post over a month as the events occur and only publish them at the month's end.

* I have those horizontal scores in my nails from this summer that signify a period of extreme disruption of health. I fell oddly proud of them, like they are medals of war.

* what is pumpkin spice??? why are americans obsessed with it??? these are the questions we ask ourselves in the autumn. pumpkins are not spicy, they are boring wet squashes. why would you put pumpkin in a latte???

* that's literally all I can remember
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2014-09-15 03:23 pm

review of august

* in august I started a new medicine that made me ill. this is obviously the defining theme of 2014 for me. no one has ever got ill from it before so I am making medical history, yaaaaaaay. I stopped being so ill when I stopped taking it though so at least it did not permanent damage.

* I FINALLY heard back from the gender identity clinic that I contacted LAST NOVEMBER. they apologised for the delay but did not explain it. I'm on a waiting list now which is better than being in a void of nothingness like before.

* something cool that happened a while back but I didn't mention is that we got solar panels put on the roof. the water is always hot now and it is lovely.

* it bothers me how no one in tomodachi life has any goddamn ears.
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2014-08-14 09:05 pm

review of July

* in our last thrilliing instalment, I was ill(er than usual). I continued to be ill in July! but I did manage to have a few nice days out in the sun. a picnic, a pud lunch, and a visit to Tillgate park to see the birds and other animals. there was a very chatty lorie who suprised me by creaking out "hellllo" from behind a clumo of bamboo, and a bull who constantly licked his two cows in an affectionate but sticky way. the harvest mice were as tiny as I remembered them and were making a new nest. I fed a nice goat and patted her head.

* a new medicine was prescribed to me that theorectically could make a big difference. it's a a mega-probiotic of the sort given to factory farm animals that might repopulate my small intestine.

* ...except that no one thought of the consequences of downing a metric tonne of bacteria while having the immune system of a tiny hysterical baby.

* so I spent most of July lying in bed naked covered in huge blisters and a rash and sores all over my gums and lips and with a fever. I ate a lot of ice.

* I also played a lot of Tomodachi Life! I didn't order it becuase of the whole "no homodachi" business but Nasus got a copy and lent it to me. it provided about the right level of entertainment to a person strung out on strong anithistamines. Rax in the game wears a hamster suit and is married to Aurora Walrus. the island currently has me, Nasus, Owl, all four Walruses (Mitik, Pakak, Kula, and Aurora), Mario Luigi and Peach, and Blathers and Celeste the owls from animal crossing. I'm trying to make Nook but he's a bit tricky to humanise.

* if anyone wants a free Tomodachi Life trial code we have three! I assume the version you would get would be the uk one? I don't know how it works.

* it seems like all I do on this journal is talk about how ill I've been but to be fair I don't really have much else going on in my life.
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2014-08-07 09:36 pm

review of june

I'd combine this with july but it would get long.

* I had a surgical procedure (not technically an operation even though I was under general anaethetic) that everyone had hyped to be a game changer which totally wasn't. I was probably the least upset because I never believe in anything anymore anyway. I managed to make the whole thing worse by spilling a cup of near boiling water on my crotch shortly before having to head to the hospital but because I got the aloe vera on it quickly it actually wasn't a huge deal. I could tell everyone was proud of my timing though.

* my brother came to stay. he lost it (WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT), stuff happened, and now he is no longer allowed to come here. overall it's safer this way for all of us.

* the medicine I had to take before the s.p. made me pretty ill for the whole rest of the month so I didn't get out much at all. I did go to a nice nature reserve with lots of birdlife and a no dog policy! which is great because birds and dogs don't really mix and I am bird. I saw a common kingfisher for about the second time ever!

* I sent a letter to Willow and it was kind of fun! I would like to exchange letters with other people too. If you would like a letter, with some dumb pictures or some small light items like pokemon cards, please comment with your address. comments will of course be screened! my postal address is in the uk and I can send to anywhere, but not heavy or large things.
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2014-05-28 11:23 pm

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so I'm having another operation in two weeks. everyone is optimistic about it except me. I just hope I don't get MRSA this time.
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2013-01-08 04:09 pm

to-do list, 2013 edition

I've been seeing in the new year by sleeping near-constantly and feeling like death while awake so I've been putting of making any resolutions. Then I decided that I hate resolutions because they're so vague, "I will get fit", like HOW fit? If I make open ended resolutions like that I'm just going to beat myself up for not doing well enough. So instead I'm going to make some concrete goals that I want to get done before 2014.

* finish at least 5 pictures off picture list
* do at least five character refs
* reach next city in every pokemon game currently on the go
* get strong enough to do 10 proper push ups in a row without dying
* organise Buck's flowerbed
* do some maths every day, even if it's just going over stuff in my head
* figure out wtf is wrong with my laptop
* figure out wtf is wrong with minecraft forge
* don't cry over computers
* get started on transitioning stuff (weeps)
* make new icons for all tumblrs and dw
* draw at least five ask salamanders answers
* try to stay on top of freerice but don't get sick over it
* stop reading comics I don't enjoy
* set up paypal account
* organise sprawling pics folders into sleek new system
* do stupid breathing exercises every day ugh
* don't die

Welp that's a lot more than I expected OH WELL I GUESS WE'LL SEE
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2012-06-15 02:00 pm

Disorganised lists are my speciality

1. I went to the dentist! I haven't been for like, five years so I was kind of nervous that they'd take on look at my teeth and back away screaming but actually they just told me to floss more. Had an awkward moment when they handed me my medical history to update and wanted to know all about my issuesTM but I just put down "and other stuff" which I think covers it.

2. Guess what, I have a super power and will shortly be joining the X-men. I was lying on a rug in the garden, with my ear to the rug, and then I began to hear a strange sort of squealing/creaking sound. I moved my head to another position and it stopped. So I moved it back and it started again. I was pretty intrigued so I got up and moved the rug and found my head had been ants nest! I CAN HEAR ANTS SHOUTING AT ME. None of them seemed hurt just cross with me. SORRY ANTS.

3. So much rain D: Roads are flooding and everything, this is not proper June weather. Dry winters and wet summers seems to be the new status quo though :/

4. Going to France in like two weeks, wheeeee!

5. Reading though the logs of this awesome RP I used to belong to when I played a marsupial snake alien lady and investigated mysterious situations. We ended after only a few sessions because Nazir, who ran it, got too ill, and I've missed it (and him) ever since. I hope you're still around somewhere out there buddy.
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2011-11-16 04:26 pm
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My new diet of FUN!

Since Willow asked about this, here we go. Bear in mind that all the information here is strictly based on stuff from the internet (including some of the original research papers) because I have yet to see a dietician (lol NHS).

Low Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polysaccharides Diet! (Low FODMAP) )

I've been doing this properly for about two weeks, and I've definitely seen improvement!
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2011-03-16 11:50 pm

she's so high high above me

this medicine is making me feel like a dizzy zombie with kidney pains. which is okay i guess i like zombies a lot. they get a bad rap but i mean if you support euthanasia then you gotta support zombies too i think. think i might paint something tomorrow. i don't know, i'm nervous and disconnected. weird how i can spell disconnected right but not tomorrow. god ol' spell check, he's a good guy.

note to self: there's a missile in the tunnel near the save room and some sort of weak post in the research base. also drink more fluids.

okay i am going to bed before i am sick in the keyboard goodnight internet.

kiss kiss
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2009-04-22 03:18 pm

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To all the people I owe art: I swear, I have not forgotten! I'm just working on it incredibly slowly, which is horrible of me but I know that if I make it top priority, above getting well/life etc. then I'll really fuck myself over. I'm sorry it sound selfish, but I need to look at the situation I'm in logically at the moment. When I'm well(er), I'll draw you all nine pictures each.
The sunshine and warmth of spring is giving me a chance to improve and I've got to take it.

There is a WiP collage thing of all the pictures I owe under the cut, so you can see where I've got to on yours (don't look if you sill want a surprise). If I've forgotten you, throw something at me.

You can't see that much of some of them, I'm afraid. )

I can beat this fucker. I can. Even if I can't, I'm gonna try so hard I'll be like diamond, bitches.
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2009-02-21 09:43 pm

making me feel so brand new

Blah. I guess I'm starting to finally learn that this illness, condition, whatever, is something I can't just power through with sheer force of will. It's not a lesson I want to learn. But after trying to stick out the TC game and ending up spending the night on the bathroom floor and frightening everyone with internal bleeding worse than I've had for a year or so now, I think I'm going to have to start accepting that there are things I can't do. I think maybe I should quit the game, I feel horrible for holding everyone up. I should have known this was going to happen, I KNEW I was ill, I misjudged my own strength. Goddamnit.

Spent...yesterday? I guess? Asleep, then woke up and watched healing Star Trek. Acting so bad, plots so silly, Kirk and Spock so married.

Why do I always get ugly Blanca faces, isn't nintendo interested in quality control >|
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2009-02-04 12:41 am

love is written in your eyes

It snowed like a SUNUVABITCH here, everything's blocked up/closed. I've never seen snow like this before :o Of course I couldn't actually go out in it and play like everyone else whine whine complain. It's not that big a deal, it's hardly the only snow in the world, but I'm still left over grumpy from missing the time corps games on thursday. I think maybe my ME clinic is run by people with ME, that's why nothing ever gets done.

IN MORE CHEERFUL NEWS I'm making headway on the art front, got two pictures nearly finished, a bunch more worked on and a few started stop judging me. I'm feeling pretty good about life in general, really. I'M NOT DEAD YET LET'S CELERBRATE
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2009-01-15 01:04 am

you're asleep when I get home

So that list eh.

*Teadragon imp picture
*Cial starpirate picture
* on that note, find an old cookie cutter screw that, I'll just use a knife and a template. I made the first batch but they turned out too sloppy and lost their shape so I'ma do another lot. GUYS, YOU WILL GET BISCUITS. SOMEDAY.
*Kali picture
*find goddamn Vesna ref
*do better Vesna ref once I've found the old one so I know how her stupid arm things go
*finish example icons for hopeful moneeeyzzz
*finish star wars character refs
*Vesna pic 1
*Vesna pic 2 (screw you vesna)
*Em fanart
*Metrazol pic
*Marisuu pic
*blue lantern furret
*nekkid Soshika pic for Kilo
*shaymin pic
*pokemon art meme
*sims 2 cc stuff
*scan older stuff in and finally send it to the people it was for etc.
*DO NOT start anything new I mean it this time no seriously don't
*errrr, peacock dragon
*and deryckak's christmas present

...yeah. Sorry, people who are waiting for stuff, things have been sucking like a black hole around here recently. I came down with another snot bug. Mum is really not well and I'm the only one who seems to notice when she's going into a down phase. I dunno, either I'm an empath or these people have skin like rhinos. And by these people I mean my father. My new doctor went on holiday for two weeks, and then when she came back she was ill, so I'm just flopping about like an old dishcloth and being pathetically grateful for all the music people have uploaded, particularly Deryckak <3

Someone should start a sabrous rp on tegaki. That would be awesome. The rps on tegaki at the moment are either dressing room style things (bleh) or SUPA ELITE (help). Plus it would be advertising. And stuff. I'M ILL, WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME.
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2008-10-21 11:06 pm

I seen the others, what they gone through

Man, the leaves are turning so red. It's very pretty and all but it reminds me it's almost oh god flu season. Note to self: GET YOUR JAB I DON'T CARE HOW AWFUL IT MAKES YOU FEEL YOU WILL THANK ME FOR IT LATER

In other news, my aunt sent me a totally awesome Ondine/Misty pokemon tfg thing :D She goes so well with my mudkips all blue and orange. MISTY: HALF MUDKIP? Hit the red button to vote! Actually someone probably wrote that fanfic.

Arrrrrrrgg that character meme is SO LONG and once Nia gets going you can't stop him. It's relaxing playing him but I wish I could talk instead of type >:| Ehhh I'm gonna post a list of my star wars characters because Icarus asked me and therefore I have an excuse but I'm to tired to complete the refs. penis

Also I keep toying with the idea of being a serious slug otherkin. My god what is in these pills.
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2007-04-27 12:28 am
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I hate hospital. I hate it like I hate mushrooms. That is a whole lot of hate.

Northern Lights film! WOOOO

Check me out! I'm a wildcat...FOR NOW.