Child Of Nuin











Wow, it has been so friggin long since I actually updated this thing. Not that I haven’t been writing or anything, it’s just that between photos going missing and my devices messing up and losing some of the entries that I was working on, I really haven’t got a really well documented months worth of posts to upload. And since I have at least a months worth of my life missing I don’t think it’s a good idea to keep going with my 365 blog posts. Really, instead of making me more organized with my life, it was stressing me out that I had to remember to take a photo and think of something to write about every single day without fail. I think it would just have been easier to do a photo album. I don’t know if I will be able to do the 5 year diary that my mother is planning on doing, but at least I could try that without feeling that I have to entertain as well as document.

So what is news in the world of me? Since New Year I have met some of the most amazing people, and made so many new friends that I am going to be really happy to keep in my life from now on. I miss some of them already, if I’m being honest. Annabelle and Manami are both off doing more work, and I miss meeting up at Hudson’s and talking over coffee, or having a drink after dinner and watching YouTube videos together. I’m looking forward to seeing Annabelle in August when we both go to Manifest together.

Yes! I am definitely going to Manifest in Melbourne in August (16th – 18th). I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to be cosplaying over the three days, but I might be able to convince the people I’m going with to be Marauders with me, like I was at AI-Con this year. But that… that’s a story for a whole other blog post. So many things need to be said about AI-Con.

On a slightly related note, the university Anime and Manga Society has started hosting screenings, and I have made some really neat friends from it. It’s been a really fantastic experience. Especially since the woman who helps organize and run the screenings is part of a pagan gathering that meets every Tuesday at lunch time, which is one of my one-class days. I’m really looking forward to being a part of a pagan community again, as well as a Japan-loving community. Cosplaying is so much more fun when you do it with friends.

In any case, I guess what I really wanted to get at was that life has been pretty good, and that I will be updating a bit more frequently, but I will not be continuing the 365 blog posts that I started at the beginning of this year. Life is way too short, and way too full of assignments, to worry about writing something that might not even entertain anyone every day.

I’ll have a post up in a few days about AI-Con, the highlights and the lowlights. I will also have a post up summarizing everything that is in the surviving daily posts I managed to save over the last month. It will have lots of photos, so look out for it.

– Reillyn is AFK –

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Work mates are always fun.

Work mates are always fun.

I am so happy right now you guys. Not only did I have an amazing day, but my boyfriend got his license this morning. I let him drive my car this morning, which was scary, but I’m so proud of him.

Anyway, work brunch was great. I got there a little bit late since I had to be there for the test, and I had to pick up the mugs that we had made for our two bosses, but it was fun. The staff had decided to make mugs with the things we heard the most over the summer printed on the back of them, so our floor manager got “Steady but civilized”, since that’s what she usually says to the customers when they ask how the day as been, and our pasta chef got “Tell them to f@#! off” on his. Yes, that is what we heard most this summer. Especially when someone ordered soup on a 40 degree day. And sometimes we really wanted to carry out his orders, but we never did. Anyway, I put in the order for the mugs yesterday morning while I was in town, and picked them up this morning. They looked terrific. I forgot to take a photo of them, so I can’t show you guys, but they were just brilliant quality.

After all that happened today, the icing on the cake was having one of my work mates up to mine, when she was completely shit-faced. It was absolutely hilarious.

On the down side, this detox shake thing tastes like crap. Not even joking. It smells even worse. I am going to try it tomorrow without the lecithin and see if that helps at all. I sincerely hope that it does.

– Reillyn is AFK –



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Yeah, so I’ve been cosplaying all day… your point?

Today was possibly the most fun I’ve had in such a long time. I got some videos of dinner, so I’m going to edit the funny parts and put them up on YouTube, probably on my personal channel for now, but I may decide to upload one to Fandom Hearts. I loved hanging out with Manami and Annabelle today. Manami and I spent almost the whole day watching things like REPO and Ouran HSHC, as well as just sitting around in cosplay. She washed her face before we went to dinner, so her whiskers came off, but it was so much fun.

Eventually we all went and had dinner at the local Roadhouse (fish and chips, nothing fancy), and cosplayed there as well. We may have gotten some odd looks, but it was still pretty awesome. I had a bit of an impromptu photo shoot at our friend’s house, where the girls are staying the night. Manami and Annabelle ended up swapping wigs and Annabelle and I got some really cool photos on her camera. When I get them off of her, I’m going to edit them and put them up on DeviantArt. They won’t be up for a while since they’re both travelling tomorrow, but hopefully I’ll have them up before I go back to university on Monday.

If anyone is wondering, the above photo is our “oh-shit-I’m-in-a-hurry” Alternative Universe Sasuke and Naruko. Our conversation went pretty much like this:

R: “So we’re cosplaying to dinner as Naruto and Sasu-gay.”
A: “Aw, I could have been Shikamaru, but my bag is already packed.”
R: “You know that long blond wig I have? How about female Naruto?”
A: “Ah hell, why not?”
R: “Sweet.”

Yeah, pretty much like that. I am very excited to get the photos to edit. I really love some of the shots, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them ends up as my Facebook profile picture.

On a side note, anyone who is interested in a little drama going on in America at the moment, just check out this link for all the gossip on FOX New’s new “scandal”. Honestly, I find it a really funny news story, but I guess people are worried that the less intelligent people out there will believe this kind of false reporting. So for good measure, I’ve added a link to TipToeChick’s rebuttal to this story.

So, that’s all for now. My apologies for the late posts, but my internet it only just started working properly again.

– Reillyn is AFK –



Wallaby pizza.

Wallaby pizza.

So it’s Sunday. It’s the last night that Manami is with us. And so I worked the day shift, but got to spend the afternoon eating Wallaby pizza and sending the photos to Annabelle over Facebook to tease her that she wasn’t having it with us. I’m really sad that Manami is leaving tomorrow, but I’m also glad that she’s going on to see more of Australia. And it’s not goodbye forever, since she and Annabelle are going to be coming back in March, and I’m hopefully going to be seeing them at Manifest in August. Hopefully.

Anyway, I don’t have to work tomorrow night, so I am able to spend the entire day with Manami. It’ll probably be very similar to tonight, just watching Ouran HSHC for hours and laughing until we’re sore.

I love these kinds of friends.

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Manami is majorly cute.

Manami is majorly cute.

I am majorly pissed off tonight, though I will go over my reasons afterwards. Had a lovely picnic lunch at the beach. Not exactly I really healthy lunch, but it was still nice, especially with the warm sun and cloudless sky.

Anyway, I had plans tomorrow to take my boy to his work, spend some time with Manami, then come home and go to work. It was going to be a great day. However I was informed tonight that there is a golf event (of all fucking things) that the two bosses need to go to since we’re sponsoring it. Which means I’m needed to work 12-3. My boyfriend is working at 2pm an hour away, and isn’t finishing until 4pm. My mother is otherwise engaged, and it is far too late to organize a ride with someone else. So I’m going to be spending at least 4 hours and $50 petrol driving him down early, then going to get him during my break. Then back to work at 6pm. Manami has opted to stay home with the dog and watch movies all day.

I need tomorrow like I need a hole in the head. Seriously.

– Reillyn is AFK –



My dog is rather pathetic,

My dog is rather pathetic,

It was another Girls-Day-In today. I managed to wake Manami up enough to watch the entirity of A Very Potter Musical, as well as teach her howw to play Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks on original X-Box. Yeah, don’t have one of those fancy 360 models. I go old-school in my gaming. Not really, I just can’t afford a new console. Oh well.

So, yeah, not all that much to tell really. I’ve been working on entertaining Manami while she’s here. I’ve also been thinking about university andd how it’s coming up really soon, and organizing how to get everything to fit around each other and just… wow. I also need to hang up my “new” horseshoe and get some serious spiritual book reading done. And read all the books on my book list. And start getting back into Japanese study. I thik that will be my focus tomorrow. Manami can help me study Japanese and refresh before uni goes back.

I really need to work on my vocabulary. If anyone has any tips on how to learn vocabulary and kanji, I would much appreciate it.

– Reillyn is AFK –



Noisy things.

Noisy things.

I think it’s time that I admit to myself that I am not a very good teacher. Yet. Manami and I had Annabelle over for her day off and we decided I was going to teach them bellydancing. Oh wow. I am so not good at remembering old choreography. The whole thing was the best fun, but I don’t think I did the majestic art justice as a teacher. We ended up trying to do the first, I don’t know, thirty seconds of choreography? It took us at least an hour to remember and get it right.

So many laughs were had. So many.

I also introduced Annabelle to Parle Productions. And organized to go to Manifest with her in August. Oh god. I don’t even know if I’m going to be there since the first day of Manifest is my mother’s birthday. So, that’s a bit of an issue. But at least now I have someone to sell one of my long blonde wigs to hopefully. Ah, a little bit stressed about that, but back on topic.

After hanging out at my place, I took Annabelle and Manami to my bellydance class. It was a lot of fun since I haven’t really danced in a while. It’s not until you think about how bad you were at the beginning that you realize how good you have gotten. I find it a lot easier to do a lot of things now, and if I continue to lose weight, my moves will be even more dramatic than they already are.

Especially if I choreograph something using my wings. Oh yes. I bought wings. One of my class-mates is moving to London and is selling a lot of her dancing stuff, so she was taking whatever she could get for her wings. I only had $5 in my wallet and she accepted it. And my god, they are beautiful.

In other news, I did not realize how expensive fish is. $42 a kilo for Blue Eye Trevalla fillets. That is ridiculous. Flathead has been reported to be over $30 a kilo. I could catch at least three kilo for $30 in petrol. It’s just… mind blowing.

Okay… fish rant over.

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My beauty.

My beauty.

So I almost forgot that it’s a public holiday today. So there was pretty much nothing open in town when I went in, meaning the essential ingredients that I need for my cleanse. Which sucks, but I’m not actually starting until Friday, so it’s not too bad. Anyway, lunch and looking around for shops that weren’t friggin open took up most of my time, and then picking up Manami.

The most exciting thing that happened after that would be that I finally got myself a horseshoe. Via the woman who used to work with my mum and I. So I’m excited about that, since I’m really looking into Epona. And I want to hang one above my door and collect all the good luck I can.

Anyway, went to work. I would think that on the last day of a long weekend it would be really quiet on a Monday night. Apparently not. So, was rather busy. But my good deed of the day was introducing Manami to Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.

Tomorrow is going to be a girls day of dancing. No, I’m not kidding. As in Manami and I are going to pick up Annabelle and I am teaching them some belly dancing basics. Which should be fun. All my music from over the years is here, so it’s going to be easier to dance with music that I have actually had a choreography done to.

More on that tomorrow. For now, enjoy this wonderful citrine cluster. Isn’t she beautiful?

– Reillyn is AFK –



Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

And now for a moment of patriotism. Happy Australia Day everyone. To the rest of the world today is just another day, but to Australia it’s a day to gather together with a bunch of mates, sit around listening to music and drinking beer, and really celebrating what it is to be Australian.

So yeah, just an average day.

I kid the Aussies. Usually I don’t really get into Australia Day, since I’m not really patriotic and what not, but I definitely tried today, even busting out my blue wig for the occasion. That earned me a lot of strange looks, but who am I to complain when no one actually came up and started asking questions. I am also not going to complain that I got photographed a bit when I finally got my face painted. I was going to go for the subtle brown kangaroos on one cheek, but the fact painter said she had expected something a bit more outlandish from someone dressed as I was, so I gave in and got something ridiculously patriotic.

It’s getting my face in the local newspaper, so who am I to complain really?

Anyway, I got to catch up with a very awesome woman today, who is really an inspiring person. I’ve been so out of touch with my spiritual side for so long that I can hardly be called a pagan anymore, and definitely not a practicing one. But Erica is so amazingly inspiring, not just the way she holds herself and does whatever she wants despite what others think, but in her dedication and connection with her path. I just… agh! I wish I had even half of the knowledge and wisdom she does.

So the only real downer was seeing and hearing the semi-snarky comments being made about me behind my back as I was out having fun. People in the shop nudged each other and pointed, one of them laughing. I don’t really give a stuff about what people think of me, but it really gets to me that even in this day and age doing something that others would not consider especially normal is somehow a really bad thing, even though future generations are being told to be individuals. The conflicting signals are so hard to get past, especially in an institution such as high school. A lot of bullying happens in schools, has done for years, and it’s mostly centered on those who dare to not only think outside the box, but step out to follow those ideas. People who are different are outcast, and can be punished for being too different if it makes the other students feel uncomfortable. Schools, especially private ones, are so focused on making their students the norm that they hardly let them express themselves.

I mean, come on. Having another set of pierces in my ears is not going to make it any more difficult for me to learn basic algebra. A necklace is not going to make someone lose their potential. Wearing stockings with a summer dress is not going to cause the apocalypse. Principals really need to check their priorities.

Anyway, so off topic. Happy Australia Day everyone, I hope it was a good one for you.

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