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Jan. 12th, 2017


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Auditions for A Midsummer Night's Dream are a little over a week away and I just did something to my ankle. This is awful. If I can't dance my best for the audition then I definitely won't be in the production. Dancing through the pain is a bad idea, too. I wouldn't want to hurt it even worse. The doctor agreed to check it out tomorrow so I'll know the best way to treat it. I mean it's not horrible pain, but I don't want it to become horrible pain.

Dec. 11th, 2015


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You know it says something about this place when I have to double check that the elves and other Christmas creatures around set are actually actors and not real. One of the more interesting aspects of living here I guess.

Nov. 6th, 2015


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My niece was born today! They named her Bella--sort of after me, which was cute. My brother was crying when he told me. ...she was some odd inches long and some odd pounds and ounces. I don't remember the exact details, but mother and baby are happy and healthy.

Nov. 5th, 2015


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So, my Sister-in-Law just went into labor.

Oct. 30th, 2015


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Getting to work on set pieces helps business, but it amps up the pressure. I keep telling myself I'm good enough. My work speaks for itself. It doesn't matter I'm not a genius on art history. There are a thousand things to say to make it all seem okay to be a guy who sells to a Hollywood set.

I'm not usually a guy lacking confidence.

Guess it all comes down to how much something means to me as to how much I care about the rest of the world's opinion.

Oct. 20th, 2015


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So, after mulling it over a little, I think I've decided to bite the bullet and get a little thematic with Seventh Heaven for Halloween! Would anyone be interested in coming to a lowkey costume party at my bar Halloween night? Just curious--I'll be open either way! I don't usually celebrate any holidays, but given the insanity of the year so far... I thought maybe a little fun couldn't hurt!

Oct. 6th, 2015


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I think, perhaps, autumn and winter are my favourite times of year for cooking. The fruits and vegetables that are in season this time of year have deeper, more hearty flavours. As though staying in the earth until this time has given them that richness.

There are, of course, the vegetables that first come to mind when someone mentions fall recipes; squash, or sweet potatoes. But the fruits deserve just as much attention. Pomegranate, of course, is one. Or muscadine grapes, which are just as purple on the inside as they are outside.

Oct. 1st, 2015


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Well, then! Long time no post, isn't it? Been busy, of course. Repairs and work, semester full in gear--can't be stopped, me! Seem to have overlooked entirely a rash of sex swapping, another peculiar side effect of living in this county, I imagine. Do really need to get to the bottom of that. Might just have the chance soon enough if all goes well!

Everyone back to being themselves again, then? No complaints apart from a rather rude awakening, albeit a temporary one?

Sep. 10th, 2015


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Is it weird to be excited about finding a new bead store? Because I'm definitely excited about finding a new bead store.


[Finnick]
How are you settling in? No strange dreams? Have you decided to save your sanity and lea

Sep. 9th, 2015


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I sort of wish I could conveniently lose my passport and move to Paris. Paris at sunrise It's an odd feeling though, feeling like I belong here when I've never been before.

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It would seem that after several weeks now, my costume from my dreams has decided to show up. I found it hanging next to my cloak this morning.

It looks, quite frankly, as ridiculous in person as it does in the dreams.

Sep. 7th, 2015


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Is this what is considered socializing, now? Talking to each other from behind a computer.

I don't mind it. I find it fascinating and bizarre that we can be social without seeing someone face to face.

This is where I introduce myself, isn't it? My name is Francis, I work at the San Diego Museum of Art. I am a curator and an art historian.

Aug. 4th, 2015


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I have possibly, on occasion, been told I work too much and I should try having a better social life. No, Jess, I'm not looking at you at all. This is going to be my attempt at that.

Now, to avoid making this sound entirely too much like a personal ad, I'll just stick with...

Hi, I'm Sam.

Jul. 28th, 2015


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A month and a half until the Toronto Film Festival and the office is already buzzing with talk and speculation. We've got a pool going too. I love working at the studio especially around awards time. Though for me it's always about the clothes.

Jul. 3rd, 2015


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Paris was incredible. I obviously can't show any pictures of the costumes but I did manage to fit a little sightseeing in :)

Pictures under the cut )

Jun. 3rd, 2015


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I miss Finnick
I don't want him to go through these and yet
This is


I woke up to a wedding dress from the Dreams. It's very pretty but I really don't know why I'd wear it or have a reason to. I'm not sure what to make of it.

[Peeta]
They get us out. I'm not sure what's to come, but we get out. They save us.... I mean there's recovery that has to happen, but we get out and get help.

Are you doing okay?

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Well it seems as though I will be heading to Paris for a week later in the month. There are a few props and costumes which need checking and the studio have decided to send me. I have to say I am rather excited.

May. 6th, 2015


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This Arena is the absolute worst. It's basically a giant clock and divided into twelve sections. At the top of each hour a section locks down and horrible things happen. We've had poisonous fog, homicidal monkeys, blood rain, and birds that imitate the screams of our loved ones. Poor Mags sacrificed herself so that we could live. What a brave woman she was. I just really hope that the right person makes it out alive so she didn't die in vain.

And the Dreams didn't stop when I woke up because I went to my closet and found all my outfits from the Dreams, which include my training, interview, and arena outfits. This is not cool at all. Shoving them to the back of the closet.

But, in good news, I'm going to be in another Food Network baking competition soon. That's really all I can say about that one for now. But I'll make sure to let you know when it's actually airing.

Mar. 8th, 2015


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It's International Women's Day today.

There are so many wonderful women who have made incredible contributions to the world, maybe take a little time today to read about some of them. You may be surprised.

Feb. 4th, 2015


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Apparently I do not "get out enough" and I've been bullied into signing up for this. My brother invited me, and I suppose if he enjoys it, it probably isn't all that terrible. I am not keeping my hopes very high.

Since it appears I need to do a tedious introduction My name is Victor Frankenstein. I'm a recent graduate from Stanford and this summer I'll be starting my first year of residency with UC Irvine. I'll be working in pathology, both anatomical and clinical. If anything, I am looking forward to living in Orange County. I'm quite fond of the ocean, though each time I look to it, it brings to mind Poe's Annabel Lee or Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Jan. 30th, 2015


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It's been a pretty busy week and the weekend is looking to be even more so but I can't complain since I'm going to a fashion show! I am ridiculously excited, especially since I have a couple of dresses exhibiting there :)

I hope others have fun weekend plans!

Jan. 15th, 2015


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Cleaned up two stalls in the barn today that I'd used as storage. Have two client horses moving in. Love things like this. Makes my day worth it!

Next week I'm off to a rodeo. Anyone bored and want to come with? I promise sexy cowboys for the ladies, and cowgirls for the men, seriously, it's a packed event and ridiculous amounts of fun. I might be a smidge lonely going by myself again.

Jan. 4th, 2015


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Well that was a really weird dream.

Dec. 1st, 2014


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I know we've come to expect snow in the OC around Christmas but this is a little early.

Oct. 30th, 2014


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Debating the benefits of the wig. My hair's not really long enough for the look I'm going for for Halloween... but extensions are expensive. (Like someone already posted....) What say you all? To Wig or Not To Wig? Wigs are also expensive. Hrm.

I have a feeling with the dress alone people will know what I'm dressing as.

What about you, Jane? Oh, partner in crime? Are you wearing a wig tomorrow?

Oct. 13th, 2014


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I've had more of the new dreams it seems..I'd been given a letter to deliver to the Captain of the Musketeers Monsieur de Treville, but a Man from Meung stole it while I was unconscious after the last fight. I went anyway to see him without the letter, but found you don't just ask to be a Musketeer. You have to be commissioned by the King.

During the interview I spotted the Man from Meung outside the window and tried to pursue. Instead I end up basically running into Athos who was already injured and injuring him more. Then interrupting Aramis with some handkerchief thing, and finally basically tripping on Porthos's cloak after making fun of his clothing. Anyway I pissed all three of them off, so challenged each one to back to back duels while being pretty damn sure I wasn't even going to survive the first. One at noon, the other at one, and the last at two.

[filter: Remy, Sharon, Anna, Athos, Aramis, Porthos, Rogue, Portia]
I think we're as settled as we're going to be now in our new home. Maybe it's time we did a house warming party. How is this weekend looking for everyone?

Oct. 3rd, 2014


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Well this is different. But it could be worse at least the person I seem to currently be linked with is nice.


[Private to D'Artagnan]

I think we might need to delay the portfolio work until I am no longer attached to my new friend. Is that okay?

Sep. 10th, 2014


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This hotel is starting to grate on my nerves. Athos and I took a break and decided to ry the things we've gotten from the dreams. Duno why it took us so long to do but here's the results. I may have gotten carried away.

Cut for pictures but open and viewable to all. )

Sep. 1st, 2014


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I can officially cross off "dying" and "coming back to life" off my bucket list. I've read it's a thing here, so I feel like I've been initiated into some kind of club.

Also, ever wonder where a mouth of hell would conveniently be and open up at? Check your local school library! You'd be surprised.

Aug. 3rd, 2014


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I just bought a food truck.

Aug. 1st, 2014


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More dreams last night. They seem to come in long, cluttered batches now. More than before.

But I got to dream about a Phoenix. That's pretty cool, right? Does anyone else dream about those?

Jul. 29th, 2014


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I'm starting to get a bit of a bump under my shirt now. Thinking I should invest in maternity wear? Or not yet? I'm kind of excited to be a huge, pregnant lady, but so many websites that I read say "wait as long as you can before switching to stretchy pants"....

Jury's still out on this one.

Jul. 15th, 2014


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I start on a new film project next week and it's looking like it's going to be super busy. But I must be doing something right since they want to increase my team. So if anybody has costume or make up experience please let me know and we can set something up to go through your portfolio.

Peeta, would you be interested? We could work it around your school hours.

Jul. 8th, 2014


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Hey yeah so you guys. Remember when you were little and there was that urban legend about dying for real if you die in your dreams? And you almost believed it because you always managed to wake yourself up right before you actually died in your dreams, just in the nick of time?

HAHA! Good times!! Simpler times!

Jun. 27th, 2014


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Well, hello Network! My name's Effie, and I'm sure we're going to make absolutely wonderful friends! This is my first post, so please, be gentle!

Jun. 25th, 2014


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My clothes are doing surprisingly well. In fact they're doing well enough that the company has asked me to think about creating a young girls line.

I said yes of course, but then I realized that I have no idea what young girls wear and what they like. Surely it has to be different from what I used to wear.

Jun. 2nd, 2014


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Snow right before summer? Orange County you never fail to keep life interesting. And here I thought I would never need snow boots again.

Hopefully everyone is keeping warm and if anyone needs a place with heat, they're more than welcome to come to mine.

May. 18th, 2014


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Ugh. I don't know what happened, but I feel awful today. I was fine last night, then I had some of those dreams last night and now I just feel ... Really bad. Nauseaus and stuff. It feels like a stomach flu. But worse.

My dad's gone out to get me some gingerale and soup but the thought of eating anything right now make my stomach do weird flips.

May. 12th, 2014


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I missed my mom a lot this weekend. One of those funny things. I spent the last few Mother's Days with her, so to be away? It hit me kinda hard, actually. Harder than I expected it would. Maybe because of what happened to my Dad in my Dreams

I probably ate too many chocolate truffles. I had her share and my own. Maybe it's time to plan a trip back there to see my family.

May. 11th, 2014


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I spent so much time yesterday baking pie and eating it. I still smell like dough and fruit. I guess there are worse things in life.

May. 5th, 2014


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Anyone else get repeats of their dreams? I keep replaying a few important events.

Apr. 28th, 2014


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There's a Renaissance Faire in Irwindale until the middle of May. Loras and I had talked about going last year, but never had the chance. I'm thinking about making the time this year. Not only would it be interesting considering my dreams, but I could also talk to the performers, do some networking.

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Today was run ten miles day - put running shoes on and just let go. It felt good to shake up the routine a bit. I got to see parts of the city and beaches I'd forgotten about. I love running, even if I much prefer fighting or dancing. The run felt great and I stopped for a healthy smoothie and a grilled chicken salad afterwards, which tasted amazing. I love finding little hole in the wall cafes.

Apr. 27th, 2014


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Come to Baxter Bakery for sandwiches this week! We just purchased a third panini press, and can make more sandwiches than ever! Half-price sandwiches if you order a Sparkling Latte. Just mention Valarnet for special pricing on sandwiches, cookies and espresso drinks!

We'll be doing a school supplies drive all summer. Bring in unused school supplies to donate, and Baxter Bakery will be putting together backpacks filled with supplies for Foster Kids in our area. Ask for Audrey if you need a donations accepted list, or other details!

Apr. 15th, 2014


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It's a little strange to be back, but good at the same time. I missed it out here, so I decided that if I'm going to start my own business, then I was going to do it out here. After all, what better place for a stunt business than near Hollywood? For anyone who is wondering, we're going to be called Storms End Stunts and we're looking for any stunt performers, trainers, anyone who is trained in sword fighting, weapons and hand to hand.

If you're interested, contact me, Renly Baratheon and we can set up a meeting.

Apr. 10th, 2014


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It almost seems strange that my dreams are over. They've been over for awhile now, but it's still strange. Been cycling through a couple of different ones recently. I don't mind the good ones, but I could do without the bad ones. I could do without the Boxcar Tunnel 20 dreams. Those ones make me hungry and I don't want to go back to that.

It's been a month now since I started weening myself off blood and I've had a few cravings, but I like to think I've been doing a pretty good job at suppressing them. Like I said before, I've just been eating more food. Helps suppress it. Don't know why; it just does. Also been smoking more, which Annie has complained about a few times. Not that I blame her.

[Filtered Away from Annie Sawyer]
Does anyone know anything about sewing machines? Annie has one, but I want to get her a really nice one and I want it to be a surprise. I'm gonna turn one of our extra bedrooms into a work space for her so she doesn't have to use the dining room table.

Mar. 25th, 2014


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Headed home from ENCOM. It's like my home away from home. I'm sure Opal will be very cross at me for having been gone for a few days.

Mar. 21st, 2014


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Oh my God.

It happened. In the dreams. I finally started dreaming about the actual games. It's even worse than you'd think. A thousand times worse. The horn goes off and you run and it's an instant blood bath, and watching all those kids my age die for no reason is

It's really awful. There aren't words.

Mar. 14th, 2014


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Eee! I think I found the venue! For the wedding! Gosh, I'm excited! I just need a dress, and how... how do I go about planning flowers and food and everything when the venue is like, an ocean and a continent away? I bet they have people that do that sort of thing, right??

Now I just need a dress! Where should I go? I mean, I bet there's someone out there who'll make me the perfect dress, right??

Mar. 2nd, 2014


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So that's what a broken heart feels like.