I’ve been having a bit of a Rough Time lately. It’s not exactly uncommon, but it’s been lengthier than usual this time (probably not helped by the fact that throughout this Rough Time I’ve both had my period and gotten a cold). I think I’ve done a sensible thing in that instead of staying in my flat by myself I’ve brought myself back to my parents’ home and am currently commuting to University, but I’m still feeling pretty bad… so I decided to write a blog post on things I am looking forward to/things that make me feel better!
- Best Friend Visit
It’s been two years since I last saw my best friend. We’re both in university and so are both pretty busy (her somewhat more than me considering she runs three blogs, is a year ahead of me at uni, has a job and is currently planning her year-long trip to Australia), but next weekend I’ll finally be making the trip to Nottingham to hang out with her. It’s just for a day, but I can’t wait. I’ll have to remember to bring extra tissues for our parting, though, because I cry like a baby every time.
- RWBY Screening
Rooster Teeth recently partnered up with Tugg once more in order to host screenings of RWBY Volume 1 in cinemas around the globe. Luckily, Liverpool’s screening quickly met its threshold and was confirmed (I think by day 2!). I bought my ticket as soon as the event was announced, and am now eagerly awaiting April 27th. The Liverpool Rooster Teeth community is amazing and I can’t wait to see the friends I’ve made over the last few events! I’ll be in cosplay once more (though I think I’ll forego the contacts and just take my glasses with me instead) so if you’re there, approach every Blake Belladonna you see and try to find me. Speaking of cosplay…
I promised myself I’d take a break before starting any more cosplays, but I’ve already decided on the next three I’m going to work on, and I’m pretty excited about all of them. I’m going to try to wait until I get a little bit more cash before I make any big fabric purchases but I’m already starting to gather my resources, tutorials and materials for props. I don’t have any cons planned for the next couple of months (yet) so that gives me a little bit more time to work on them. The secret cosplays I put together for our surprise visit to kitacon at the beginning of this month weren’t too difficult but did have me working right up until about 11pm the night before the con! It paid off, though, for The Ultimate Dad Joke.
I’m trying to focus on the things that I don’t have to wait too long for, but I know that there’s more to come after April (the thought of summer trips, book signings and parties lingers at the back of my mind). As long as I have something close to look forward to, though, I think I’ll manage to drag myself to uni each week. Uni is honestly a welcome break – it’s nice to have something outside of myself to focus on and the routine helps me out, too. I sort of wish my week was more spread out at times like this – everything being crammed into two days just makes me feel like the other 5 days of the week are going to waste!
I’m thinking of starting a little blog segment where I update you all on my craft and cosplay projects as I do them. Maybe once a week; maybe once a fortnight. Documenting my progress is sure to make me feel even more satisfied with the final result, and it’d be nice to share something I love so much with you guys (since I can’t really share my drafting process with you when it comes to writing). Let me know if that’s something you’d like to see!
So, what are you all looking forward to? Or what have you recently done that’s giving you some good memories to feed on? I’d love to hear from you all!