Yooo, it's been a few months since I've been active on DeviantArt. I'm living the working life... sort of. I'm freelancing, which means I have no health benefits or job security, but it also means I stay home and work in my pajamas.
I'm a freelance news writer for The Escapist, and I've got my first feature article coming up in a week. I'm actually still writing it, but I think it'll be a goodie. Otherwise, I'm still doing freelance proofing work. I've been working away at the job search everyday, had a few interviews, but nothing's really turned up so far. Oh well. I'm still working on it.
I've been into the city a few times (I used to make fun of people who called New York City "the city," and here I am doing it now), and prices have hit me in the face. My only other big-city-livin experience was my study abroad in London, and I got lots of student discounts there. Here, nope. I'm also not a student anymore, so they wouldn't apply to me anyway. I've got my first student debt payment coming up soon--oh boy!
I'm going to my parents' house for Thanksgiving, and it'll be their first time meeting Brett as they haven't had the time/health to come to NY. I'm really psyched to PET MY CAT DRAKE because I've missed him, and I have no cats here because there's a no pets rule.
The neighborhood I live in is really nice. It's usually pretty chill, and there are so many places to eat within a block or two, including two frozen yogurt places, one of which has crepes! We eat out/get frozen yogurt on a weekly basis, so lots of the people here know my boyfriend and I by our faces, including the place he gets his hair cut. We're pretty sure they all know us as "that young couple that moved here recently."
I haven't had the chance to do much cosplay work because I'm also just making enough money for rent, bills, food, and loan payments. Not sure when my next con will be. Might hit up Genericon again since it's at my boyfriend's alma mater and he's been there a couple times since graduation for LARPing events. We will be going to PAX East, and it'll be my first PAX! I'm super psyched about it, and I plan on breaking out the Golden Sun cosplay again, and I'll bring a Tales costume--either Colette or Leia.
I also haven't posted really any pictures from Otakon other than the picture of Saku and I as Jude and Leia. I should be getting Leia photos soon from the photoshoot I did, but I didn't do any other photoshoots that weekend, so I've got nothing for Sayaka or Anaru. I'll be going to a screening of the third Madoka movie, and I do plan on cosplaying as Sayaka there! I'm hoping I see some cosplayers. It won't be as big as the NYC showing for the one I'm going to outside of the city, but I hope it's close enough that I'll meet some cosplayers.
OH AND I FINALLY GOT INTO PORTAL, AND IT'S SUPER AMAZING AND GREAT, SO YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT IF YOU HAVEN'T. Wheatley is my favorite part of Portal 2.