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So tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! At which there will be a preview for the Zuko!Prequel! HOW ABOUT THAT! (more info on the other journal if you're interested)

I signed up for the Gotham Girls Basic Training next month, so I can work on my quad skating skills (or rather, my lack thereof.) I'm pretty excited about it, actually! I'm not a particularly serious athlete but there are some basic skills I've had a hard time figuring out on my own, not to mention the poor shape of my basic form. I've bought the required equipment I didn't already have (helmet, mouth guard, elbow guards) and now you know...COMMITTED!

On a related note: still trying to figure out whether or not I want to buy new, higher-quality quads for myself. The skates I have now were bought back in October while [ profile] hoshizora was first visiting, and I've gotten a lot of use out of them since then. But they're men's vinyl figure skates of moderate quality, and I'm starting to get good enough that quality matters. I tried on [ profile] hoshizora's speed skates the other day, and even though they're like two sizes too big for me they STILL felt more comfortable and better fitted than my current skates. Only problem is, a decent pair of used speed skates is gonna cost at LEAST $200 and probably significantly more.


This would be less of a problem if not for the last item in this post: my cat! Julien! Who I adore and who is over 17 years old! And who had to go to the vet twice this week and is now on antibiotics because of a kitty UTI, which caused him to yowl horribly and pee in places he was not supposed to. Fortunately the meds seem to be helping and he's on the mend, but...guys. GUYS. I don't want to think about how much those vet trips and blood tests and urine cultures cost me. I don't want to think about it at all.

Oh, Julien. You may have cost me a pair of skates, buddy, but you're worth it. <3

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Date: 2010-05-01 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Is Julien the one who slept on my legs? That was clearly some serious bonding that happened there, so I feel a little guilty about not remembering. Both of them are pretty adorable.

Also. I feel like I should mention I re-read what you've posted of Chronin before reading the new pages at like four in the morning, and even at four in the morning it is still pretty excellent.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-05-01 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It was definitely Julien that slept on you.

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Date: 2010-05-03 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I'm glad to be working on it again -- I've got a pretty big chunk left to go, but having volume one finished (heck, even just having the ROUGHS finished) will be pretty fucking excellent.


(no subject)

Date: 2010-05-01 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awwww feel better Juliennnn <3333

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Date: 2010-05-02 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

He's begging for food again, that's gotta be a good sign. ;3

TMI Revenge

Date: 2010-05-01 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I cannot unknow the deal with UTIs in your household, so I will only say that this was unexpected. Shocking, really.

Seriously, hope Julien recovers soon. He is a cool kitty. :)

Re: TMI Revenge

Date: 2010-05-02 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
At least I could empathize? :/

(although I generally refrain from peeing on other people's things)

(frozen) (no subject)

Date: 2010-05-01 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh GAWD, I'm glad your kitty's getting better <3

(no subject)

Date: 2010-05-01 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaw Julien. D: Is he really seventeen? He totally didn't seem like it last time I saw him. Wot a baaaaby.

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Date: 2010-05-02 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
HE IS SO OLD AND LITTLE! He's been getting a little creakier in the past couple years, poor guy. I think we may have to get him a kitty stepstool so he can get up on the windowsill more easily.


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Date: 2010-05-01 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You can buy basic decent skates (the R3s) for around a hundred bucks and then upgrade the wheels when you know what you want. My skates were $200, but the basic ones have served my friends well. Angela Slamsbury only recently upgraded hers.

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Date: 2010-05-02 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I guess my thing is that since I ALREADY have decent skates, (even if the style isn't ideal) I don't want to buy another pair unless I'm upgrading to something more SRS BSNS like these, otherwise I may as well just lace my boots low like I already have been and make do.

Although if your friends' shop opens soon, I may check out the R3s just to see how good of a fit they are?


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Date: 2010-05-01 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...and only now do I realise that somehow, in the back of my mind, I had always assumed it was ice-skating you were getting all into. **BELM**

I hope Julien is getting better, and I'm sorry he was not well! Poor kitty, I am sending him internet smooches & cuddles (& to you too, natch). :3

(no subject)

Date: 2010-05-02 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I gotta get some decent pictures of myself on skates, although I'm sure I look ridiculous most of the time.

( <3 )


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