Maiu

Female
from Boston, MA

  • Activity

    • 5 years ago

      Maiu

      Trying to get more Milestones... don't mind me!

    • 5 years ago

      Maiu

      Stardate: 67429.5

      Personally, I prefer all the snow on the ground to the ice underneath it. My boots at least grip the snow. I've decided to start early getting fit for PAX. This may not be the best month, with chocolates and cookies flying around the office at an impressive speed (a box of mints literally sailed over my head yesterday) but now that my doctor has told me to cut carbs and gluten I can say "aww, sorry, it's this stupid diet my doctor put me on... yes, it's all his fault... leave me alone'.

      At my current job, I work next to one of my bestest friends in the whole world. She was the one who got me the gig in the first place. Since we both love the same music, we have our speakers rigged off of one computer or iPod so we can listen to the same thing and sing along if need be. It helps the days go by, since my asthma is still a major issue.

      In other news, @Jon tweeted the Drunk Burnie pillow I made based on his design. Might have been the highlight of my week. That was my last major sewing project of the year. In January, I'll start the PAX costumes I'm doing for friends. My new website for my comic is also up and running but I don't think I'll be moving over until at least Christmas break. My web developer is currently touring Europe (lucky >.>) and I don't want to be dead in the water if something happens.

      I just finished a big memory scene in my comic. I decided to do it entirely by colored pencil with no pen at all. That was a mistake. It took way too much time and didn't look as good as I wanted it to. My comic seems to have a good amount of readers, but at the end of the day, I still see it as a draft. This is my first attempt to write a story online and I'm learning a lot from it. I hope to do more in the future using what I've learned from this one. I am happy that people seem to respond positively, but I get frustrated when what I have on paper is not what I have in my head and I'm out of time. I am also frustrated at my job's scanner. I don't have one of my own, and my last job had such a nice one and this job has such a sucky one. Bah. I do have one on my Christmas Wish List, at least. Now, to get someone to buy it for me.

      So that's everything in a nutshell. Because I'm on new-employee probation, I only get Christmas and New Year's off. My office will be empty for the next week and a half, but I'm not even allowed to wear jeans! You never know who might randomly stop by, I guess. Annoying but I guess understandable. Stay safe this holiday season.

      <3 Maiu

    • 5 years ago

      Maiu

      My Secret Santa present is on its way. For some reason, I'm very nervous about its delivery. I really hope my person likes it.

    • 5 years ago

      Maiu

      Because I don't use a machine to sew, I can and do take all of my projects with me on public transportation. Some people get a little curious, others make friendly remarks, but every now and again, I get that one person who can't fathom that a. someone knows how to sew or b. someone can sew while sitting on a bus, train or subway. These people creep me out. Stop staring at me. Fine, I'm putting my sewing away, happy?

    • 5 years ago

      Maiu

      My Rooster Teeth Secret Santa person did not leave very specific requests, so I hope he or she enjoys a custom creation by yours truly. <3

    • 5 years ago

      Maiu

      I am chomping at the bit for Secret Santa. Can't wait to see who I get!

    • 5 years ago

      Maiu

      Currently sitting in a basement with only a desk lamp, watching Joel and Adam play Outcast. Why? Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time...

    • Thanksgiving

      5 years ago

      Maiu

      I've been working on my website for my comic lately. My web designer thought it would be a good idea to draw the Facebook, Twitter and PayPal logos. I'm pretty damn proud, to say the least.

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      I'm itching to promote myself again but am not sure where. WoW Insider has been great for regular weekly readers, and I know I picked up a couple from the WoW subreddit. I'm still not ready to start throwing more money at it yet but maybe that's the next step.

      In other news, I'm trying to get enough time to sew for my December show. I'm selling at a Burlesque show, so I've put some nude pinup models on pillows. I love them, but I've only done three so far and I'd like at least five. Doing everything by hand is a niche people seem to like but it takes an ungodly amount of time to get anything done. With luck, I can draw one page in one day, but it takes at least three to sew a pillow and there aren't a lot left before the show. I was hoping to sew for my cousin for Christmas as well, and have a pile of repairs for friends and family that are collecting dust. Still, I am pleased with my accomplishments. And I just got business cards! Yay, professional!

      Then, there's the new job. I'm pretty settled work-wise, however, it appears my office is actually killing me. I'm a mild asthmatic, typically with very few issues, but every day at work I'm wheezing and grabbing for my rescue inhaler. Due to the nature of my job, I can't be moved and due to the nature of my office, little can be done to remove the triggers. I can't elaborate much further on that, but my doctor is basically hinting that if the new medication doesn't work, I may need to consider switching careers. I JUST got this job and I really don't mind it, despite the choking every day. I'm depending pretty heavily on the medication, it seems. It just sucks: I'm still on probation, so I don't want to be dumping issues on my manager.

      Last but not least, I am hosting Thanksgiving this year! ...Yay...! When I first moved into my own place, I had everyone over for Christmas. I went all out, decorations in every room, immaculate table settings, etc etc. It was easy because I was unemployed. Unfortunately, it volunteered me as host for every holiday. It's not too bad, everyone brings food and I provide a clean house but man, what I wouldn't give to have those extra hours focused on something else right now. Not to mention, my wonderful man's birthday is tomorrow so I have to do something special for him as well. Don't consider this whining: I like the challenge and I like being busy but when I don't have a schedule written out I freak a little bit.

      I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. For those of you who don't celebrate, have a happy Thursday. <3

    • 5 years ago

      Maiu

      I think I should treat these entries less like Facebook and more like a real journal, huh? Okay, where to begin. I haven't yet been following Rooster Teeth for a year, yet I feel like I've known them all my lives. This isn't the safest road to walk down and I see it in all different fandoms. The lives they live on screen are not by any means their actual lives. It does bug me when fans forget that, and think they know someone by what that person displays publicly, so I try to take what I see with a grain of salt. That being said, I do feel there's something so genuine about everyone on screen and I would like to one day at least say hello.

      Last year, when I was a month into Achievement Hunter and was blissfully unaware of the size of Rooster Teeth, I wandered up to the booth at PAX East, completely skipping the massive line, to say hello to the one familiar face, Jack. Looking back, I realize know how annoyed he must have been, yet he was still kind and attentive and signed my badge. I would go on to pester him all weekend about Ray and Michael's whereabouts. I am so sorry, @Jack. I won't do that again.

      With all the content Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter puts out, they were my sole source of entertainment for about four straight months. I work with my hands a lot, sewing and drawing my webcomic, so their shows were often on in the background and became somewhat engrained into my routines. My schedule somewhat follows theirs now, with the live Podcast and Patch being my best hours for working. Somewhere between appreciation and ravenous fan, I decided to make some pillows which I sent in. I won't deny, I did ask for them to consider having them on the set, but now, seeing them there is an immensely bittersweet feeling. Every Monday before the Podcast starts, I always worry that they won't be there. And then, if they are, I swing between "Look! It's my pillows!' and "AUGH, DON'T HAVE THAT BEER SO CLOSE TO THEM'

      But there is more to me than Rooster Teeth. It just doesn't feel like it these days. I have an itty bitty webcomic that's doing as well as can be expected. I have an itty bitty Etsy store but I haven't done much to it. I'm presenting my sewing at a show next month and am nervously optimistic. I've started a new job, but I'm pretty sure the office is hazardous to my health. Gotta talk to HR about that. I may sew RT and AH stuff, but I don't draw much of it. I can't really draw the guys, and colored pencils just don't seem to cut it compared to all the other fan art out there. I am envious of the people who do amazing art and put themselves out there all the time. I tend to shy away from opportunities like that; I'll do prep work but fail to follow through. But nobody remembers those that only have ideas. Something, something, fake it till you make it, right? I just need to figure out what I want my endgame to be.

      So yeah. Enjoy my rambling. I should do this more often. Also, Rooster Teeth, please consider more minorities on screen. You've poked fun at yourself for that in the past. I'm going to go get my website online.

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    • 5 years ago

      Maiu

      When will I find out who is going to PAX East? :D

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