The fact that we have to constantly state this is ridiculous, truly. But, please, do not listen to members who tell you not to come to the admin team if you need help with any aspect of Vampire Rave. It is our job to help you, should you need and ask for it.
If a member is being blocked by the admin team, you should ask yourself why. We don't block people just for the fun of it, there is usually a lead up to getting to that point. If a member is complaining constantly about being blocked by us, it's because they have carried on in such a manner and for a lengthy amount of time, that leaves us to not want to interact with them. When a member constantly bitches about the admin team, constantly puts out misinformation and takes any form of us clearing up that misinformation as us bullying them, constantly comments in journals spouting utter nonsense, well, it gets tiresome quickly and we utilize those tools given to all members - the block button. There are consequences to your actions. We are volenteers here, we should not have to be berated by a member because they are unhappy with us correcting them.
So, again, please disregard members who tell you that you can't trust or shouldn't seek help from the admin team. It's what we're here for.
Honestly this kind of behavior has gone on way to damn long....I feel bad that the admins have been pushed to this extreme when they do nothing but try to assist us. From the constant drama to the bullshit victim nonsense....I hope the block button has brought the admins peace
It's annoying, for sure. I haven't had to deal with a member on this level for very long, being the newest to this position, but man, it gets so old so fast.
Also, I love that even Cancer has them blocked. When you annoy the creator of this site so much that even he blocks you, well, that's pretty telling.
Immy, welcome to the Admin Team. hahaha ;)
YES! By all means please reach out to us. We are here to help you. Those that get blocked and cause the issues to themselves that they have... need a type of help we CAN NOT assist them with.... Do not let that detour anyone else from seeking site assistance. If all the admins are blocking a member... it simply means that member is being a problem and is likely not the one you should be listening to.
Poor Immy... what a way to get your feet wet. lol.
For someone who doesn't care about this place, like, at all, you sure do dedicate a lot of your time writing journals directed at the admin and stalking all our alt accounts.
Admit it, you're nothing without VR. You have no real life skills, no life outside of this place. But us, man, we're here because we enjoy this place, we're in the positions we're in because we want to help out as much as we're able. But, don't confuse that with thinking any of us are like you. We're not. We don't live on VR, we all have pretty awesome lives outside of this website.
I'm going to be changing the name of my HisFelina account in a bit. While I still appriciate my friendship with Slain, and I do so love the nickname of felina that he gave me, I don't feel like I necessarily need an entire profile dedicated to it. So, I'm going to go back to an older name I've used once before, not the same, as that name is locked, but close enough.
I find it rather gross when people send me messages on my alts asking me to give them honor. You want honor? Sure, I'll give it to you. But I can assure you, you won't like me doing that, since it'll be negative.
Honor isn't something you should have to ask for.
There's beautiful music and then there's this. I wish I had the talent and musical proficiency to create amazing works like this.
I got my first check from Faire in the bank, my first week, tips included. And I'm just so tempted to blow it all on a Selkie. I've been seeing at least 5 a day at Faire, and it's driving me nuts because I've wanted one so bad for years. But that price tag, man. I don't know if I can really justify $300+ (usually much more) on a dress. But, they are so beautiful, and I have been talking to the ladies wearing them who come to my booth, and they all say they're worth the money. But... It's a lot of money. Dilemas! I mean, I can easily make the money back, since I have 5 more weeks of pay coming, but I don't know.
I say put a hundred away each week and when you've saved up enough for it, purchase it as a reward for working so hard.
That's actually a great idea.
I hope you work it out, rewarding oneself is a must. But remember Disney trip? If I remember correctly.
I was supposed to go to Disneyland for my nephew's birthday, but they didn't get me a ticket when they ordered them, and if I pay for the park hopper ticket myself, it's going to be $200, not counting all I'd have to spend on parking and food while we're there, so I decided it best to not go. It sucks, because I was really looking forward to it, but that is something I really can't justify. Plus, the park closes early for their Star Wars nite, I believe, which means we'd have to be gone by 8. And if I'm paying $200 just on a ticket, I'd want to be there from rope drop at 8 am until close at 11 pm.
Then I say save up, and buy it. :D
Second weekend down, four more to go. I know I'll be sad when Faire comes to an end, but I'm glad this weekend is over and I can relax a bit. The heat is only going to get worse over the next four weeks, and that takes a lot out of me on its own, not putting into account how hard I work at Faire. But, yeah, I love the job, or else I just wouldn't do it. I enjoy interacting with the people, making little connections here and there, and honestly, I really love working for Andrew, he's super fun. All out staff are great, Bailey, Nick, and Jose. That's what you want out of a job, right? Coworkers you get along with, people who make things fun and keep you laughing.
It's been a day. I finally got to meet Mina in person, that was nice. But, it's hard when you put two extremely shy people together, conversation is scant. Plus, it was a lot of walking and it was so hot today. I spent about two hours with them, going into work an hour later with Andrew's blessing. It was nice to walk around Faire, since I don't usually get the opportunity to do so, as I'm always working or I'm too tired to do so at the end of the day. But, I gig get this huge chunk of labradorite, it was priced at $65 and has the prettiest blue/green flash on the front and the back. And, Logan bought me two wands, one a red lightsaber, the other a black one that's supposed to represent the Darksaber. I love them, and Mina got Voldemort's wand. Then I had to get to work.
It was so insanely hot today. I nearly passed out due to the heat and having my bodice too tight so it effected my breathing. But after some (so much) water and loosening it quite a bit, I was okay. It's just hard when you're in a wooden box, the sun beating down on you. It can overwhelm you a bit. Tha fully it only lasted for maybe 20 minutes, and once the dizziness and nausea passed, I was good for the rest of the day. I'm just tired. So tired. But, it was a good day, and I'm glad Mina and I finally got to meet.
sounds like you need to see a doctor for your dizziness that's a sign of low iron.
I'm anemic, but it wasn't due to anything like that. It was literally because of the heat.
I was offered a position at the Faire close to me and ugggggh because of my sun allergy and being severely anemic I would not have been able to function properly in the heat indexes out here.
Makes me sad. I miss doing Faire work.
An anemic is also a sign of low iron just saying I have those issues it's not the heat trust me I already have these problems being and becoming anemic is from lack of iron in my blood cells.
Trust me, I've had anemia for years, I know how it effects my body. My issue was not due to it. It was because I had laced my bodice up too tight and the heat getting to me as I was overexerting myself. I know my body and how it handles things, so trust me when I say it was not due to anything outside of the heat and my own stupidity when lacing up my bodice.
LOL on them attempting to tell you things about your own body. xD
For real, the nerve to tell me I'm wrong about my own body. Haha.
*gives a look*
I'm meeting Mina for the first time tomorrow. I'm freaking out just a little bit. I mean, I'm excited to finally be meeting her, but it's also just a tad bit terrifying. And I'll be doing it in full Faire garb, since he's bringing her to Faire. I don't know if that's going to make it more awkward than it would were I in regular clothing. Because, you know, the bodice pushes your chest together and up so you get an eye full of cleavage... Not exactly the kind of impression I want to make the first time meeting his daughter...
I might have gone a little too far when trolling the idiots on RE. Apparently pointing out that they're using the word genocide wrong when "discussing" a bill that went through the House about trans women not being able to participate in women's sports is me "dismissing concerns of transphobia" and "inflammatory commentary." All because I said that it's not a goddamn genocide, and that I, as a person of Jewish decent, would know a fucking genocide, and this just ain't it. It's fucking hilarious. I didn't even say I agree with the bill or anything against trans people in general. I said they used a word wrong and that is kind of offensive to someone who's people actually did face a genocide. But I got banned, pending further review. I could have Logan fight for me, but what would be the point? The masses on RE are fucking unhinged and it's probably for the best. I only ever used it as a platform to make fun of the crazy bullshit they post there with Logan anyway, so being banned isn't a loss to me. I'm really just annoyed at the fact that you can't point out their utter misuse of a word, a word that has a very strong connotation to it for certain groups of people. Trans people aren't facing a genocide, that's just a fact. They're facing stupid discrimination, but calling that a genocide is crazy. I'd say they're being hyperbolic, but they fully believe that a bill that won't even pass is genocidal.
But hey, at least the kids in the NeoGAF/ResetEra thread on KiwiFrams are kinda in my corner. Well, as much as those people can be when talking about this kind of thing. Lucky me. God... All of it is a fucking shit show.
I'm trying to think of a new name for my BeyondWonderland account. The meaning behind that account's creation is moot at this point, and I simply do not want the reminder of the whole thing, so a new name would mean a complete overhaul. The issue is, is that I've used all the names I like, so they're locked. Bah. This is always the hardest part for me.
First weekend of Faire down! I'm stupid and got sunburned because I didn't wear any sunscreen. It's just that I didn't expect it to be a problem, because it hasn't been in past years. But oh man, my face and my chest are so red. But outside of that, it was a good opening weekend. Being a new booth to Faire, we didn't get massive lines. We did have to shut down taking orders for about an hour on Saturday because we were just not as prepared as we could have been and we ran out of rice. So, that hindered things a bit, but we learned for it and Sunday ran much smoother. And I'm sure the next 5 weekends will go well.
I don't know if I mentioned it, but we are a poke booth, we do ahi tuna and tofu bowls and nachos. I've had the tuna bowls both days, and it's easy to say that we have the best food at Faire, hands down. We are also the only booth fully vegan and that caters to those with celiac disease and gluten issues. So, that's a plus for us. We'd get groups that would come up and one person would buy a bowl, and then some minutes later another person from that group would come back and say that they had a taste and it was so good that they needed one of their own. That actually happened a lot. We had participants come up and order something and then come back on their breaks just to tell us how much they loved the food. It's pretty great. The hurdles are that we are the new booth, we aren't established, and that it's hard for people to really accept poke at Faire when there are things like the turkey legs and scotch eggs and fish and chips and more traditional fare. But I stand by what I said previously, we are the best food that you can have at Faire. I've been going to Faire since I was a kid, and I've had a lot of the food over the years, the recipes don't change, and honestly, nothing compares to our poke.
I miss Ren Faires.
When I move out of Cali to (most likely) Texas with my partner in a few years, I don't know what I'm going to do to get my Ren Faire fix, since we won't really be around a major city. So, I'm gonna get it all in now because I'm not sure what the Texas Faire season will look like or if we'll be living anywhere near one.
When I say I can't do something, and I say it well in advance so you have ample time to find other arrangements, listen to me when I say I can't do the thing. Don't wait until the last minute and try to force it on me. I don't have enough care or respect for you these days to let that shit fly anymore. Not my dog, not my problem. If you choose to ignore the words your own daughter is telling you, that's on you, not me. Guilting me and saying nasty shit isn't going to make me do what you want me to do.
This insomnia has been killing me lately. I need to get it under control or I'm gonna be dead on my feet at Faire. Maybe it's time to invest in some melatonin again.
But... Since I am awake, I've been listening to some sea shanties. The booth I'm working is pirate themed, so I may see if my crew know any fun shanties to sing when things get slow. I already know most of Wellerman (Sea Shanty), you know, There once was a ship that put to sea, the name of the ship was the Billy O' Tea. The winds blew up, her bow dipped down, oh blow, my bully boys, blow. And, of course, I know Hoist the Colors, which is from Pirates of the Caribbean, but still, I think it would fit. I can't do much singing anymore since my lungs have been ravaged by Covid and whatever it is I have now, but I can sing a shanty or two, since it doesn't require a lot.
Well now, that's definitely interesting. I got BeyondWonderland back, there really is something wrong with the deletion queue...
I got the bodice I ordered in today, and it's gorgeous. More so than the pictures made it out to be. And, you can't even tell it's been used, I think the seller said she had worn it for a season, but it looks like it was worn once, maybe twice at the most. I'm super happy with the purchase and I cannot wait for Faire to start on Saturday.
Have you guys seen Madadh's new main page? It looks so good! It really makes me realize that I need to stop dragging my feet and finally sit the fuck down and work on Nocturnal's main page. I think I want to completely overhaul everything, get some new coding, new images, and of course, my own words. But, damn. Madadh, LBO, Eternal, and Lunazure all have enviable, beautifully done main pages. I want to bring NR up to that level.
I think I'll sit myself down for a bit tonight and try to write something out that I'm happy with and that encompasses what NR stands for and what we're looking for in our member base. Then I can figure out the kinds of images I want to use, and the look I want for the coding.
I've been pricing hurdy-gurdys. You know, they aren't horribly expensive, the simpler ones, at least. And that's all I would need to learn how to play it. After I learn, I could invest money into a far more extravagant piece, with carvings and etchings in the wood.
If I get one and learn how to play it properly, I could amuse guests at the Faire with some music off an instrument that sounds pretty much the same as it sounded in the Medieval period. I don't think there are any hurdy-gurdy musicians that participate in Faire.
Edit: actually, I'm wrong. I just took a gander at the website for my Faire, and it looks like we did finally get a hurdy-gurdy performer. I may have to see where and when she preforms, maybe catch a bit of her show when I'm on lunch or break.
As bad as things can get around here sometimes, drama and bullshit wise, I just remember what Logan has to deal with as an admin on ResetEra, and I'm thankful for VR's brand of stupid. It gets annoying after a while when it's the same people bitching about the same things, but at least it's not RE's brand of crazy. I've seen some of the tickets he's had to deal with and I'm glad that's not something we get here.
Let me hop in here for a moment, since member's names are being thrown around in silly journals. I've been a member of VR for over 17 years now. I've seen many a shit stirrer come and go. And, yes, I've havd my own issues with such members, it's hard not to when you spend so much time on a website and are, for lack of a better word, a fucking moron, like I was in my younger days. But, I grew out of that mentality, because that's what's supposed to happen, you grow up, you learn from your mistakes, and you try to keep from repeating them.
Now, I've had a lot of issues with one specific member here over the years, so much so that I actively disliked this person due to my personal encounters with them. However, recently, we talked. Actually talked like the adults we are, and hashed things out. Apologies were given from both of us, because while they did and said some truly awful things to and about me in the past, so had I. I was not innocent in the situation. But, we talked. We got past our issues and we moved on. It's funny how that works. Talking things out can and not throwing a bitch fit can work wonders. So, I gave this member a chance. I allowed them into my House when it was given to me. They showed me that they weren't the same person they were years ago, just as I wasn't the same person I was years ago. So, I gave them a position fitting for all the work they've put into my House, they put into showing me how much they had changed. And, they know that the minute they step out of line, they are gone. I will not hesitate to kick them from what is mine. But, I don't think it will come to that, because as I said, they grew up and proved to me that they could change their behavior. I'm honestly proud of them for that.
It's been thrown around in comments that I favor said member, or am biased to taking their side. I'm not. I don't. I take my job as an admin here very seriously, and if you ask them, they'll be happy to tell you that I wouldn't favor them if there was a real issue with the site. I don't play the favorites game. But, there's a difference in someone who used to cause shit but has learned better and someone who constaly causes shit, plays the victim, leaves, comes back, repeats the cycle. It's tiring to watch.
All I can say is, look at your actions, read your words. If you have people coming at you and pointing out that your're wrong, maybe take that into account and do better. We're all adults here, it's time to start acting like it.
For one thank Immy for this entry if I wasnt attempting to stay out of it besides interacting with the admins that have brought me a lot of laughs which are needed in my situation not the point. Over the years I have done many many MANY things that were very unfavorable. I have violated the rules and taken my punishments and my lumps. I deserved my punishments I did things that were wrong. The best thing I ever did was walking away from such behavior. I never thought in any given time line we would see each other as friends...or better yet I would be serving your house as AHM but that didnt come without as you said sitting down and hashing things out properly. I know there are people I will never be able to change the opinion of but thats fine with me....I am thankful you gave me a chance to show I have grown and improved....as far as the person causing the nonsense like per usual I have tried myself over the years to attempt to bring her down the path I walked to get to where I am...and sadly she cant seem to break her bullshit ways to do so. Yeah it is not easy admitting you failed but I tried and thats what matters
Cat, you've done a lot to show not just me, but others as well, that you've changed for the better. I know how difficult it is to stay quite on such matters when people are attempting to drag your name through the mud, but you've done a wonderful job at not responding. That's real and true growth. If I felt you were the same person you were before, you would t be part of Nocturnal Retribution, and you sure as fuck wouldn't hold my Mark or any position of power within the House. There comes a point in all of our lives when we have to leave the childish behavior behind us, I wish some would see that and take action to do so, but if they want to stay stuck in their delusions, where everyone else is wrong and they're always right, that's on them.
Honestly she has shocked me with her calm manner. But shocked in a good way.
𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞. 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐬 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐢𝐈 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐈 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐚 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐜𝐲𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲. 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬
Easter went well. The kids loved their baskets, Gwen her little bunny, and Lucas his Switch. Logan, my mom, and I are like the contributors to this kid being a gamer. My mom gave him her old tablet when she got her new one, Logan gave him his old Wii with some games, and I gave him my Switch and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! He's going to be a gamer whether he likes It or not, haha. We had a really nice late lunch and got to catch up a bit. I miss seeing those kids all the time. But, I did tell them I'd be able to go to Disneyland with them. I'll have three weekends of tips and two weeks worth of pay at that point from Faire, so I should be solid for day out at Disneyland. I wanted to take my mom, but with her shoulder, and it being on a Thursday, she decided it best she not go. I also wanted to see if Logan could go, but Tuesdays and Thursdays are busy days for him, so, it's not fair to ask him to miss a day of work to come hang out with me and my family. So yeah, it was a good Easter, I'm glad 8 was able to enjoy it with my family.
Just got home from spending some time at Faire. I met my coworkers and we went over everything we needed to know before Faire starts next weekend. It's going to be so much fun, I think. Everyone working my booth is new to working Faire, so it was a little on me to tell them what to realistically expect and how busy it'll be. I'm really excited to work with a completely new booth making it's Faire debut. And we're right off the main road, so I expect we'll be seeing a pretty constant stream of customers from open to close. Pay is going to be nice, $20 an hour (more than any of the other booths are offering to my knowledge) and tips. There is nothing to bring in excess heat, no fryers, no electrical stuff, just the refrigerating units, so it shouldn't be too hot in the booth. That's what I hated about the last two years I worked, there was always something that made the whole booth like, 20 degrees hotter than it should have been. Plus, as I said in other entries, Andrew wants to build a family at Faire, so if I do well, I'm certain I'll have a job each season so long as I want it. He's really accommodating and understanding. I think working for him will be a far better experience than working for Nick was.
I'm really looking forward to things this season, even if it is a shortened one. There's still a lake where the guest parking lot will be, so I'm not sure how thay're going to handle that one. But, overall, I'm pretty stoked for the next 6 weeks. I think we're going to have a lot of fun together. And, opening weekend is RenCon weekend, which means I can wear some of my Star Wars pins without any trouble. Man, I'm looking forward to seeing what all the guests will be wearing. Some people go all out each weekend, and it's pretty awesome to see all the work they put into their looks.
Well now, look at that. 17 years.
Well, isn't that just charming? Seventeen years of your life wasted on a website that is nothing more than a virtual cesspool of negativity and drama. Congratulations on being a Master Vampire, I'm sure you must feel like you've really accomplished something in life.
It's no wonder that you consider VR your home, given that you probably spend more time online than you do in the real world. And the fact that it's one of the few places you visit daily just goes to show how truly riveting your life must be.
I'm sure you have made some "wonderful connections" with the other denizens of this virtual wasteland. It must be so fulfilling to spend your days chatting with strangers behind a computer screen instead of engaging with actual people in real life.
And let's not forget the ups and downs you've had with others. I'm sure those have been just delightful, full of drama and petty squabbles that are sure to make for fond memories when you look back on them in a few years.
But hey, at least you're happy, right? Happy to waste your life away on a website that is nothing more than a pale imitation of real human connection. Congrats on the achievement, I'm sure your friends and family will be so proud.
Congrats on 17 Years:)
Ignore the top, it's all air.
Lol, sure my dude.
virtual cesspool of negativity and drama? O.0 Someone has issues with the site.
When essentially all of the upper Admins are telling you you're wrong, you might very well be wrong. On so many levels. It might be prudent to know what you're actually talking about before opening your mouth, you're less likely to make a fool of yourself then.
For those that do not know....
: characterized by, arising from, or showing prudence: such as
: marked by wisdom or judiciousness
Just doing my part to assist those who may need it.
Haha, yeah, big words might be a little intimidating for some.
Continuing to do my part in assisting those who may need it.
causing a loss of courage or self-confidence : producing feelings of fear or timidity
Some people are just stupid and you can’t help the stupid
Oh no, their 8 years have nothing on our decades plus time spent here. They know so much more than us Admin do.
I mean, shit... Just look at how knowledgeable they are about sales and marketing?
I'm dying. This is all too funny to me. How can people be so... Yannow. I'm going to be nice and not say it, because you already know.
The actual words, are not necessary... we know. LOL!
Well I'm more country so...
Same tricks, different ass. (Mule)
Y'all have me literally ROTFLOL. LOL.
Doing last minute Easter shopping for the kids, and I had a pretty great idea. Instead of getting Lucas anything big for Easter, I'm just going to give him my Nintendo Switch. I bought it, played Animal Crossing: New Horizons for a handful of months, and then promptly never touched it again. And since he's getting older, I can't believe he's gonna be 6 next month, I figured why not let him have it? So, I bought a Pikachu skin and case for it, since he is into Pikachu now, and I'll clear all my info off and set up an account for him so he can have it ready to use. My mom is gonna get him a Pokémon game, probably Let's Go, Pikachu so he can start catching them all. I'll leave my main account set up for Liz, that way if she ever wants to play Animal Crossing when the day gets too rough, she can.
I'm starting to feel a bit better, it's just the coughing now. Those dry coughs that kill my throat and cause headaches. I can't wait until I'm over this completely.
I can't even...
You know when you hit that point in being sick where everything hurts? From the hair on your head all the way down to your toes, it's just one big ache. I'm there right now and I'm already over it. Saturday is going to suck, but I need to go.
A nearly brand new reversable bodice made by an awesome shop that would normally cost hundreds of dollars for $83?! Yeah, I jumped all over that. And it's a really nice piece, red and gold on one side and gold with cream colored filigree on the other. It would match my garb perfectly. I got super lucky I found the seller in one of my Ren Faire groups on Facebook, since I've been needing a new bodice. The one I bought during the 2019 season is nice, it's just really plain cream colored cotton, no embellishments or anything to it. So I've been on the lookout for something a little fancier. Hopefully it gets here before Faire starts. And, you'd think buying a nice bodice would have been something I did last season when I bought all the other garb to update what little I had, but no. I mean, I did, but the seller fucked up my order so I had to send it back and I just didn't bother looking for another one since I was unsure if I'd even work this season after what happened with Nick. So, good fortune to me this day! Huzzah!
I finally get over the throat issue, more or less, but now it's acting like a legitimate cold and I have all the chest congestion. It's impacting my asthma and my ability to breathe properly. At this point I'm just ready to lie down and die. Joking, of course, but fuck. I hate this.
That man of mine is lucky I'm so in love with him, because otherwise I wonldn't be okay with him getting me sick. But, I knew the chance was there when I stayed the weekend, I just wish my immune system wasn't complete garbage and I wasn't as easily susceptible to illness.
Andrew got back to me about the time we're supposed to be meeting on Saturday, something he left out of the email he sent to all of us on Sunday. So, I'll be spending my afternoon at the Faire, getting to know my fellow booth workers. I appricate that we're doing things this way, getting to know one another before Faire actually starts. Meeting everyone and trying to figure out my place on the day I start working is always somewhat of an annoyance. Depending on how I feel, I may also go to the dialect class at 10:30.
Oh, how utterly delightful! I must say, I do so love spending an entire afternoon getting to know my fellow booth workers, especially when it's just a few short days before the Faire actually starts. It really adds to the excitement, not knowing who you'll be working with or where you'll fit in. It's like a little mystery that must be solved before the real fun can begin.
And isn't it just grand that Andrew only mentioned the time we're supposed to meet on Saturday in a private email to you? I mean, who needs clear communication when you can just leave out important details and let everyone figure it out for themselves? It really builds character, don't you think?
Oh, and let's not forget about the dialect class at 10:30! Because clearly, spending an entire afternoon getting to know your co-workers just isn't enough. No, no, no. You must also attend a class on dialects, because what could be more important than mastering the art of speaking in an outdated manner for an event that happens only once a year? It's a skill that will undoubtedly serve you well in all future endeavors.
But in all seriousness, my dear fellow, I do hope that your time at the Faire is as enjoyable as possible. May your co-workers be friendly, your dialects be on point, and your day be filled with nothing but unicorns, rainbows, and jousting matches. Cheers!
BaD kItTyNoNo!! XD P.S. Tnx for the belated Bday gift, I was perplexed to see you venture out so far from under your banana sombrero, lol. P.S. I rated my profile a "2" btw, yeah I did XD , I did not re-rate you though, I see no point in doing so, however, because I'm a facebook celebrity and an Instagram model with a total of 160,000+ followers, I really do hope that, if the day comes when I decide to make use of them for referrals, they aren't like you! Can you imagine what would happen if thousands of people came to your profile and rated it a "3"?, all your 35 accounts that is, think about that, lol XD
It clearly bothered you enough to leave a comment in my journal on a completely unrelated topic after constantly stalking it all day, but you do you. And hey, if you actually glanced at my profile, all the way that the bottom there, it explains why I rate the way I do. I give zero fucks as to whether you're "Facebook famous" or whatever. Your profile is devoid of any real information, thus, my rating. Enjoy. Also, you might be confusing me with someone else there, miss 160k+ followers (because that's so important here), but I don't have 35 accounts, I have a whopping 4, all of which are stated on my profiles. If I truly gave any fucks about my profile rating here, it wouldn't be what it is. Numbers on a website don't bother me like they clearly do you. Good try though.
All of this nonsense over what, a "stolen" profile theme? Jesus. Grow the fuck up. Come back to me when you've had your entire profile stolen, pretty much word for word, and being completely unable to do anything about it because it's not against the rules. It's a theme, on a website. Get over it.
I hate being sick. Hot showers are never hot enough when I'm ill. The water could be "the scorching flames of hell" hot and I'd just stand under it like, nope, this isn't warm enough.
Ugh, headache has been lurking since this afternoon, slowly seeping in. Thankfully I haven't been coughing much, it's still at the back of my throat. I'm trying to get ahead of it with some cold medication, stuff with honey in it for my throat. Hopefully it doesn't hit me as hard as it hit Logan. And, well, if it does, it just means I'll have to wear a mask on Saturday when I meet with the both owner and my coworkers at Faire, and maybe on Sunday when I spend some time with my family for Easter. But, I'm really hoping it doesn't have to get to that point.
I'm not playing these stupid games. If you dare to bring drama to me or my House, I will deal with you accordingly.
Fuck. I think Logan got me sick. I can feel it in the back of my throat. But, it's fine. At least it's now and not like, next weekend or something. And, really, it's not like it matters, I knew it was a chance that I could catch what he had. Wouldn't have made any difference, though. I was not going to miss our last weekend together for anything.
I got my last full weekend with Logan this weekend. It was... Well, it was something. He's been sick for the last week or so, so his voice came and went through the weekend. Friday, I got there around 5 so we went and saw the new Dungeons & Dragons movie, which was a lot of fun. I loved it. And after that we hit up our favorite hookah spot in Encino for a bit before going home to relax. Yesterday was rough. He was really struggling with his voice. He felt fine, physically, not sick at all, he just couldn't really talk, and when his voice was there, it was super raspy. We were going to go see the new John Wick, but when we got to the theatre there were a ton of cops, and that's never a good sign. So we parked away from the crowd and looked up what happened. Apparently about an hour before we got there, there had been a shooting in the shopping center. Apparently a drug thing... In broad daylight, at 4 in the afternoon on a Saturday where there are a ton of innocent by standards... There's literally a Chuck E Cheese across from where the shooting happened. One person did die, three others were taken to the hospital. So, it's safe to say we didn't see the movie and we'll never be going back to that theatre again. West Hills... Like all of California, the areas around these affluent areas like Malibu and Calabasas and Hidden Hills have just gone to absolute shit. I have never been so thankful he lives where he lives. You honestly cannot find a safer area than Hidden Hills in SoCal. It's gated at all entry points, so no one who isn't a resident or on the list is getting past the gates. Had we not stopped to get lunch before the movie, we could have been at the shopping center when the gunfire happened. And... This is the second time we've been around someone dead at a scene, the first time was a few weeks or so into us dating when we got dinner and someone had been killed by a hit and run right outside the place we were eating at. Today, considering how he felt, we just stayed in bed. He needed rest, and I didn't mind not interacting with people after everything.
Since Faire has been postponed by one week due to the effect of the massive amounts of rain we've been getting here, I'm able to spend Easter with my family next week. On Saturday I have a little test run/meet and greet with the people I'll be working with. We'll get scehduals and pricing info and all the important stuff we'll need to know. But, considering there are only two items on the menu and the prices end in either 0 or 5, I don't think anything will be complicated. I won't have to add up stupid numbers like 6+18x4+4x5 in my head like I did last year. I can do the math, but I'd rather not. If everything is $20 or 25, it'll be insanely easy and I'll be able to get through orders faster. I'm just thankful to have finally heard back from the booth owner, I emailed him the stuff I had needed too two weeks ago and had heard nothing. So I finally sent him and text yesterday and he sent an email out to all of us working about the plans for next weekend. It sucks Faire is only going to be a six week run this season, but it's better than nothing. At least the pay should be good.
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