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[personal profile] mab
Hello Livejournal. I hope you all had a stellar Halloween.

I thought I'd make another update post because if I don't, I'll just float off even more.

I don't feel much like talking about all the stuff I'm dealing with day to day. It's not hugely awful or anything, but it is making me realize that I am still struggling with ADHD and focus, to the point I've pared down my responsibilities enormously and still struggle to get shit done.


Enough about that. I want to share some fun pictures. Halloween was yesterday and I did nothing more than answer the door a few times (my daughter answered the rest), but I got to do it in costume! Putting on a costume is totally an adventure on its own for me. Unfortunately, nobody in my family can take flattering photos. So, Selfies it is!

This was my second year dressing up like Sally Ragdoll (from Nightmare Before Christmas).

I'm just gonna stick these pics under a tag and then I have to get back to poking my brain and catching the words that come out of it. I have a deadline and I have to break through this block. No excuses.

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Whew... That was fun. If you dressed in costume, I'd love to see! Wish me luck and muse juice, please.

Love you, F-list! Stay chill. *hugs*

Date: 2015-11-02 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I saw these on the book of face, and thought you looked pretty rad :)

Focus is hard to wrangle with ADHD, I'll be here keeping you in good thoughts and will send you all the vibes to break your block and get the words for your deadline.

Date: 2015-11-03 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I did end up breaking that particular block and met my deadline. It took a complete change of scene and writing by hand in a tiny little notebook (no internet distractions) and then transcribing it.

I'm going to have to remember to try that again the next time a block hits me. :P

Date: 2015-11-02 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hope everything works out and becomes easier ♥ You look fabulous in the costume!!

Date: 2015-11-03 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you!

I got through last night's deadline and met it, so I'm feeling pretty good now.

*crosses fingers the next block will hold off for a couple of weeks*

Date: 2015-11-02 12:47 am (UTC)
capitu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] capitu
You look amazing, Mab!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2015-11-03 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you!! *squeezes*

Date: 2015-11-02 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2015-11-03 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! It turned out better than I was expecting. I was pretty much bull-shitting my way through the make up (I've never been good at it).


So good to see your name again.

Date: 2015-11-02 06:14 am (UTC)
nia_kantorka: (HG)
From: [personal profile] nia_kantorka
Great costume, Mab!

Good luck with writing and alluring the Muse.

Date: 2015-11-03 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, bb!

I did it! I met the deadline. Had to remove myself from my house and go off to my 24 hour coffee shop.. then I wrote the whole fic out by hand in a tiny notebook. Amazing what not having the option of clicking another tab does for my focus. :P

*I need to remember this for next time*

Date: 2015-11-02 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Hey Mab! :)))
You look fabulous, the red hair - though fake - suits you. We didn't do much Helloween. Only the little one had an all-day Helloween party at the kindergarten and she chose to dress like Zorro who was disguised as a bat. Batzo? However, she insisted on being a ghost... ;)
I hope the muse will show up again soon. Good luck with your deadline!

Date: 2015-11-03 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I really do love the hair color of this wig (the wig turned out better quality than I thought it would when I bought it last year.) Dyeing my hair on the other hand... Too much work.

*It is currently blue, but considering I only have a little bit of hair on one side of my head, that's not nearly as daunting a task* :P

OMG.. That sounds soooo cute, your little one's costume. I think you have a creative child on your hands and I think that's the best thing ever.

I met the deadline, thank goodness. XD Often, figuring out how to work around a block takes far longer than actually doing it.

Date: 2015-11-02 07:02 am (UTC)
kitty_fic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kitty_fic
Oh that costume is amazing <3
Always great to see an update from you sweet! :)

Date: 2015-11-03 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! *squishes*

Date: 2015-11-02 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You look beautiful, a bit freakish but still beautiful.

The costume is amazing! Really nicely done.

I miss you like crazy, but totally understand and can relate to what you are saying. There seems to be a lot of that going around.

Date: 2015-11-03 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! You had my face warm at 'beautiful' and full out blushing with 'freakish' .. because that's totally what I was aiming for and I love it when that works. :P

Miss you too!

I think it's the time of year. Last year was a complete fluke for me (as I typically go into hibernation mode this month) when I wrote a mega huge ass fic in a new fandom. This year... hibernation mode is back. *shrugs*

Thankfully, I was able to break yesterday's block and finished the fic thing in time. Squirreled away in a coffee shop and wrote it all out in the oldschool way... pen and paper. ;)

Date: 2015-11-02 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What an amazing costume ... you look fantastic! <3

Date: 2015-11-03 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks so much!

Date: 2015-11-02 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
VERY cool! And good luck!

Date: 2015-11-03 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I did make the deadline last night.. So I'm totally calling that a win. First words out of me in about 3 weeks. O.O

Date: 2015-11-02 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Snugs! You looked great! the makeup really transformed your face!

Date: 2015-11-03 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*snugs back*

Thanks! Makeup is pretty rad at transformations. I wish I liked putting it on more.

Date: 2015-11-02 09:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Scrolling through my f-list, it was so great to see your name pop up! Glad to know that you're still thumping along, no matter how hard it gets.

And that costume is really, really impressive.

Date: 2015-11-03 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! It's really good to see your name too!

I did finally break through my 3 week block last night and met my deadline. Took coffee shop (instead of the mab cave) and writing by hand to focus my brain... But hey, I'm totally okay with that. And … I'm going to remember it in case it will work again next time.

Date: 2015-11-03 12:31 am (UTC)
gracerene: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gracerene
Fantastic costume! Sorry things are rough right now, hon! Sending you all the good vibes for your writing and everything else. <3

Date: 2015-11-03 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you!!! *snuggles*

Your good vibes helped. I got the fic out and met the deadline.

As far as life things and all... I am thankful my problems are tolerable. So very much.

Date: 2015-11-04 04:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Such a great costume. You look fab!

I hope your shit is getting done. So hard when your focus abandons you in the face of deadlines. Fickle focus. Fight on and good luck!

Date: 2015-11-05 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I am working my way through all the life shit. Luckily I found my focus the day I posted this (off in a coffee shop and using pen and paper to avoid the distraction of the internet) ... So I made the deadline!

That one, anyway. ... I have a WiP that I originally intended to finish by May ... and haven't updated in a month that is now tugging at my conscience and demanding I pay attention. It's hard to be creative on a regular and constant basis... Seems like creativity starts getting passive aggressive in the form of writer's block to illustrate that it will not be taken for granted. :P

Date: 2015-11-04 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wowwwwww WHAT AN AMAZING SALLY YOU MAKE. Your costume is so 100% spot on, I'm so impressed!!! Love the in-character pics of you picking at your stitches, so so cute haha! <3 <3 <3

Date: 2015-11-05 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I have so much fun playing with costumes (and always have) ... It's more fun than it ever was in the past because of being able to share with other like minds on the internet.

My desire to fall into cosplay mode kicked into full gear after I did Sally. Now I'm collecting pieces for another character and more fun doing it that should be allowed. :P

It's fabulous seeing your name again. I hope your journey this past year was amazing!

Date: 2015-11-06 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ahhh it was an amazing journey, thank you mab!! <3

If you do more cosplays PLEASE post them I get such a huge kick out of seeing good cosplays, and your Sally is so spot on that I'm sure your next one will be absolutely wonderful too <3

Date: 2016-01-19 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Just updated with a cosplay heavy post. I'd love to see what you think, though you may not be familiar with the characters. :)

Date: 2015-11-07 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love the costume, and glad to hear you're paring down and maybe focusing on things you want to.

Miss you!


Date: 2015-11-08 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! Will you be at the write-in on the 12th?

Miss you too!

Date: 2015-11-07 10:12 pm (UTC)
lokifan: black Converse against a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] lokifan
You look SUPER HOT, whoa.

I hope things get easier!

Date: 2015-11-08 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I'm having fun with costumes a lot. Let's me get creative without burning out my energy.

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