Whedabra

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from Raleigh, NC

  • Activity

    • Art Future

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      I posted this in my deviantART journal this morning:

      Today I'm going to visit the Box Factory of the Arts... or something like that. I'm going to see if I might be able to sell my art and photography there... or find out where I might be able to do so elsewhere.

      I really need to find some employment that I enjoy... even if it doesn't make much money, and this seems like a step in the right direction. I've avoided doing things that I enjoy for a living for fear that I would stop enjoying them if I did, and thus far have been met with depressing results. So I figure why not give it a try. No... not try... I'm going to do it, and I'm going to rock at it. Anyway, that's the mindset I'm going to maintain. You can't accomplish anything if you're constantly criticizing yourself can you?

      So here's to hoping I can find something that doesn't make me hate my life!


      Then after I got back replied to Nudge1's comment:

      Good luck with that. I'm sure that with a positive attitude and determination you'll make it work, even if it takes a while to work well for you. Besides, enjoyment is far more important than money anyhow :)
      Yes, I fully agree.... and it took me far too long to finally realize it too! The Box Factory was really sweet, and after I become a member I can have up to 3 pieces of my art/photography added to the galleries. I was also instructed to make sure I compensate for the 20% the Box Factory will be taking from the price should they sell before I settle on an asking price. I have to admit, this whole thing is becoming very exciting :D


      So that's about it for now. Tomorrow we're having a get together at my Grandmother's house, it's the second weekend since my grandfather's passing.... I've yet to write a journal about it.... I just can't find the motivation. He was in a lot of pain and confined to a bed the last year of his life, so we're all relieved he doesn't have to suffer anymore, but still.

      I hate to end on a negative note like that, sooooo ummmmm..... hey I posted a new picture in my image section, go look at it!

    • Photo Journal

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      Before we moved Sonya, Mom, Samantha, Amber, I, and our dog Sis went walking on the pier and took about 215 pictures (combined from both cameras... this was before I got my new camera, otherwise there would be even more). I went through and picked out a few from the 140+ pictures my mother took (hence her absence in all of them) I don't have the pictures from my sister's camera, so I may have to post some of those later too.

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      In the parking lot of the apartment. It was Sonya's original idea to climb into the trunk of my car for the shot.... don't ask why, I really don't know.

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      This is us walking down the long flight of stares leading down from the city. We usually park up next to one of the fountains or sculptures up there.

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      Sonya being rude and getting in the way of the picture I was trying to take with her camera. Mom thought it was funny apparently. You can't see it here, but the dog decided to take a massive dump just then, and we had Sonya bury it in the sand real quick before anyone saw (it wasn't very far off the paved walkway.

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      A bit of horseplay, I hear it's good for character building.

      Continued In Comments.

    • My Mother's First Video

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      If you have nothing better to do, click here to see the first (boring) video my mother recorded with her new camera. Sonya, Samantha and I are playing Super Smash Brothers Brawl in it.... though she didn't really record any of the game. Plus, you can all see how fat I've gotten smiley7.gif ... stress will do that too you (or so I'm told).... all the fast food I eat at work can't be helping either smiley8.gif . This video was at the apartment she just moved from, in the living room.... which is pretty much all there is to the place.

      Right now I'm having trouble with our Comcast.... I can't seem to get the internet to work on my personal computer for some reason. Even when I connect it exactly the same way this computer is connected, disable the firewall and antivirus, and then run the configuration disk that came with it..... the damn thing still wont work for me. Anyone have any suggestions?

    • I've Moved

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      It's amazing how quickly plans can change. It turns out that my mother, sister and I are now under one roof again. We found this nice duplex in Stevensville which we will be leasing for a minimum of one year. We've got all of my stuff already, and most of my sister's things. We will be getting a moving van on Wednesday to transfer all the remaining large items from my mother's apartment. We will have internet, cable TV, and a land line in a couple days smiley0.gif , so be prepared to hear more from me more often.

      I also got myself a new camera smiley12.gif , which is a bit better than my old one. I've been taking a plethora of pictures so be prepared for more photo journals again!

      Once we're all settled in, I'll work on catching up on my alerts, I'm looking forward to finding out what everyone's been up to.

    • The 2 Most Watched Movies...

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      ...in my household are:

      1. Transformers
      and
      2. Pride and Prejudice (the newer one)

      dw_slainhope got the closest and has been awarded 10 mod points, the rest of you merely get an honorable mention, though I'm not really going to do any mentioning smiley8.gif .

      I have a much more serious journal to post... but now really isn't the right time.

    • *Looks Around* Where Am I?

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      Life is crazy, that much we can be certain about. And apparently life has finally decided to be good enough to let me log back in here a RvB again smiley0.gif . Unfortunately, like last time, I'm just doing laundry and will not be online long.

      So first comes the news:
      My father is still making life more difficult for us all than is necessary. His trial date has been pushed back until July while he tries and get himself diagnosed as clinically insane... I'm hoping this will be the last of his desperate attempts to wriggle out of his due consequences. Because of the pushed back date our previous plans of us all moving into the house until we can sell it isn't going to work since I'll be out of my apartment long before that, and my mother's rent will be up soon after. So she's planning on skipping ahead in her long term plan. This leaves my sister and I discussing with ourselves about what we can do, and have decided to try and find an apartment or even a house we can share, and possibly find a 3rd and/or 4th person to share the rent with depending on the circumstances. There has also been 1 death in the family, my cousin Rachel's boyfriend of several years died from an automobile accident, I just came back from his visitation tonight.

      Now the less important stuff:
      I got a 120GB hard drive for my X-Boy 360, so now I can fill it with even more worthless and random stuffs smiley0.gif . I went shopping and got a pair of crazy jeans with lots of chains and a matching studded sweat-shirt-jacket. Unfortunately though I've not had an occasion to wear them yet. I also bought a dragon statue that hangs on the wall in 3 pieces and looks like it's coming in and out of the wall smiley12.gif .
      I've slowly been working on my main story. I'm still planning on temporarily posting it when I get 5 consecutive chapters done... unfortunately though I only have 4 consecutive chapters done and the rest are out of order. Nothing new with R-Evolution or The Pawns of Jericho. Oh... and when I move with my sister, I'll have internet at home again smiley12.gif .
      Also, I found out I have 20/15 vision, and my right eye is dominant... my right eye can actually read the line below the 20/15 line, but I don't know what that is or how it contributes to the overall score.

      Now for something fun:
      25 mod points to the person who can correctly guess what the most and second most watched movies in my (current) household are. 1 guess per comment, though you can comment (guess) as many times as you like. If nobody gets it, I'll give 10 mods to the person who was the closest.

      I miss you all and think of you often smiley12.gif , especially NightDancer, Nudge1, Feyd1, KiloG85, FameWolf, dw_slainhope, raptordocker, HurriHam, and DarknessSpore, you guys are the best.

    • What's New With Me.....Hmmm.....

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      Wow, my last journal was posted in December.....

      Hmm, nothing really new with me. I finally visited my grandparents with Sonya and Amber for the first time since I moved out (and the events with my parents took place). I was a bit nervous at first, but my grandfather only wound up making an ass of himself once the entire time. My uncle was there though and he left in a big hurry once I got there...... Some people.....

      I've been writing again, nothing on The Pawns of Jericho, but I've made progress on R-Evolution and my main story. Last Friday I didn't have to work (due to too much over time already) so I spent about 5 hours in front of the computer writing until my fingers were tired.

      Wait, I lied, I do have some new info! We got Rock Band for the apartment! I do Bass and Lead, Sev does Lead and was decent at Vocals, Alex does Drums and Vocals, and Carly does Vocals and Drums. Our band name is "Poisonous Intercourse." I've been playing on Hard, Sev's been on Med, Alex's has been on Easy/Med (though he's almost as good as me with guitar) and Carly's been on Easy. Tonight will be our second day together as a "band" and we're all looking forward to playing smiley0.gif .

      I don't have time to visit everyone's profile.... so please, if you watch me, let me know how you're doing and what's new with you, ext, ext.

    • On A Less Depressing Note

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      My left hand is killing me every time I move my fingers.....yes..... that's exactly right, I've discovered the wonders that Guitar Hero 3 has to offer! I played this delightfully strange game on Friday/Saturday when I stayed the night at my Mom/Sister's apartment. So I wound up going out and buying a copy for myself yesterday afternoon. I've been addicted to it ever since.... and now it seems I've lost most productive function of my hand.

      Hmmm..... I've also been playing Beautiful Katamari, which is also very addictive by the way. Mass Effect is also pretty good, but unusually slow paced for me thus far..... though I've not really gotten through much of it yet.

      I'm once again at my mom/sister's apartment, doing laundry, and also staying the night to compete with my sister on GH3 again smiley0.gif . I went out and got some Bacardi green apple rum for when the clock strikes 12. I don't actually celebrate New-Years, but I figured what the hell, enough crazy stuff has happened, and I'm not actually considering it a real celebration since it's just Sonya, Amber and me. Meh, whatever.... I'm just looking forward to relaxing afterwards.

      The legal stuff is developing nicely, there is a strong case against my father.... oh, and there are now a grand total of 5 articles in the newspaper.... 2 of which describing the outcome of his preliminary trial. I won't go into detail about any of that now though, not really in the mood you know. But on a related note, some evidence has arisen that suggests he was getting information from and working with my x-co workers who were spying on mom before all of this went down. That actually explains quite a bit...

      I apologize for not reading anyones stuff.... being online is a rarity, and I'm trying to spend as much time with my family when I'm over as possible. So please fill me in on what's new wit you in your comments please smiley1.gif . I miss you all, unfortunately it doesn't look good for getting internet at the apartment since it would involve a contract that would stick Alex with the payment once Sev and I move out when he gets married.

      Take care, be safe, and remember that I haven't forgotten about you yet. Insanity hasn't claimed all of my memories yet smiley8.gif .

      Love,
      T.3

    • The Front Page of the Newspaper

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      Clickey

      Most articles play up events.... but this one was severely played down...

      I'm at my mom's apartment right now, we just had dinner. We're all doing fine, now... life goes on.

    • Things are Bad, Very, Very Bad

      11 years ago

      Whedabra

      I don't have a lot of time so I'll make this brief.

      My father beat my mother and my x-boss (my x-boss nearly to death) in a very disturbing manner. My mother has 2 broken teeth and lost of bruising and some minor lacerations. My x-boss on the other hand was just released from the hospital last night, and unless you already knew who you were talking to, you would not be able to tell who he was.

      Needless to say my dad's in jail, and pleading innocent. He's charged with breaking and entering, assault, and domestic violence. His preliminairy hearing is on the 18th.

      I don't know if I'll ever be able to talk to him again.... this is inexcusable. Don't worry, I'm fine, my room mates have been very supportive and have cried right along with me. Everyone knew my father, and most liked him very much, so the betrayal is felt by everyone to one extent or other. I'm so thankfull for them right now.

      Unfortunately he's threatened to finish the job he started when he gets out, so my mother is afraid for her life..... I've never seen her afraid before.... and I think that rattled me more than anything.... I don't think I can stop my dad's family from bailing him out either. But I'll worry about that when the time comes. Supposedly he'll be on a tether, but we all know that that won't stop a determined person.

      And no this was not a momentairy laps in judgment.... there is a big long story to tell that proves otherwise but I really can't go into it at this time.... He used us, me, my sister, our friends. I thought our relationship was getting better, bur reallyall he wanted was to get information out of us so that he could get to Mom. And I was too pridefull to admit he was capbable of weaving such a complex web of deception all this time....

      I'll try and update when I get a chance.

      I really hope the media stays out of this. My x-boss is a highly respected and well known individual in our area. So far it's been quiet.

      Love,
      T.3

  • Comments (1961)

    • Tw1st3d_1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Needs Coffee

      12 years ago

      Done.

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Sorry, I'm grateful and everything, but I'm also curious - why did I qualify for 5 entire zings with the weekend question? (beyond possibly having been named as forwarding another person to you to have a say) Was it just down the answer given?

      -Peter

    • Tw1st3d_1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Needs Coffee

      12 years ago

      You won 165 mod points from me in Shaoblanes contest.
      Where would you like the points?

    • HurriHam

      12 years ago

      You.. yes you....


      i should be able to start lost again next week.

      sorry about this smiley6.gif

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      HAPPY EASTER!!!
      Easter-card.jpg

    • dejablue

      12 years ago

      yes i have a bubble

    • dejablue

      12 years ago

      your the third person to bubble today smiley4.gif

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      But I'm cute, so it's okay. smiley0.gif

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      I may have hid it under the disk...

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      Well, that's where I put it...it's not my fault if you lost it.

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      ...oops. i meant your right ear.

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      *whispers* it's behind your left ear.

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      Just kidding....I really just hid it. smiley0.gif

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      Actually, I stole it while you were sleeping. smiley0.gif

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      You really should have....I'm a bit curious as to why you didn't.

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      Of course I do.

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      Well, it's a rare thing, so don't expect more any time soon.

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      True. I'm still kinda shocked that they came from me though. smiley0.gifsmiley8.gif

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      WOOHOO!!

      Thanks. I figured I should impart my wisdom, having been through it. smiley1.gif

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      well, g'night and goood morning!!!

    • HurriHam

      12 years ago

      smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Gecko_12

      12 years ago

      In a creepy vampiric murdering maniac way
      yeah I'd totally hit that

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      wayhey

      sounds like a plan

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      heheheee

      blame the Egyptians...

      bloody mathematicians

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      that my friend, is a question for the ages...

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      lol

      XD nice, glad I helped

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      Well thanks fir answering even though you don't like them smiley8.gif

    • raptordocker

      12 years ago

      Don't call me a photoshop expert, really, I don't know that much about the program, not anywhere near enough. If you want to call me a photoshop novice, that's all right though. XD

    • Tw1st3d_1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Needs Coffee

      12 years ago

      If she'll ever post the journal with the official announcements, I'll put the mods wherever you want them.

    • HarlequinGrl

      12 years ago

      what up?

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      Lol XD

      kick ass

    • RedPhantomX

      12 years ago

      HAHAHA well...that is pretty crazy. How exactly did you do that?

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      ssssssssssucks.....

      hey OK!!!

      I'll settle for make up...

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      Ah...good plan.

    • Tw1st3d_1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Needs Coffee

      12 years ago

      I'm doing it because I have the mods to spare.

    • armoran

      12 years ago

      hmmm...

      full drag, Lol

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      I did. That soil could have had flesh-eating words in it...

    • Tw1st3d_1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Needs Coffee

      12 years ago

      Yeah.
      I've been waiting for her to tell me the that the contest is over.

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      Just making sure.

      *giggles*

    • cursedchaos

      12 years ago

      This is the EP of south park
      Click Here

    • Knarf

      12 years ago

      sure you would. just draw a pic or find one its not hard. doesnt matter if itrs a toon or not stil want pics so dont worrie

    • HarlequinGrl

      12 years ago

      yeah i saw that after i asked lol

      im booooooored

    • HarlequinGrl

      12 years ago

      the what?

    • saiyan_queen Ninja Turtle Fangirl

      12 years ago

      See? It pays to be sexy in the eyes of the saiyan_queen!! smiley8.gif
      Did all those mods bump you up a level?

    • HarlequinGrl

      12 years ago

      what is joo doing?

    • Knarf

      12 years ago

      deal

    • Dispossessed

      12 years ago

      ' Welcome back, I'm glad you got all reasted up . Thank you for all the comments, I really appreciated that '

      You're welcome and thanks.

    • mercchurch

      12 years ago

      I love Mercchurch's picture!.......and somehow the colors remind me of food......go figure XD.
      It's not surprising since I love drawing food for some reason and I love using bright, rich colours. Glad you liked it, anyhow

    • NightDancer

      12 years ago

      They do taste delicious this way.

      *giggles*

      I do love unbirthday parties.

    • Knarf

      12 years ago

      hey there hows it going? . sorry i didnt rply last time. i had to leave.

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