maevele: (awesome)
I'm finally caught up enough with everything else to just be super excited that wiscon is so soon, omg. I get to see so many awesome people!!! I'm on the free range kids panel, and the one about extraterrestrial languages, otherwise mostly drifting.

Also, regarding the stuff with my co-op, a lot of shit turned around in the last few weeks/months, full repair was approved, volunteer work started last weekend, and we are working out the details about filling the rooms when it opens up in august. Viva Lothlorien. Which is why I have been too busy to be excited about the con until now.
maevele: (Default)
So, I did the thing. I played Frank N Furter to a sold out Majestic Theater. And to be honest, Kinda KILLED IT.

It was, unfortunately, so sold out that my closest people, who I specifically wanted to be there to see it, didn’t get in. One of them was SUPPOSED to be early, and to record parts for me, but did not make it in time. I’m mad at that one, but whatever.

But I did it, and I rocked it other than a few blocking mistakes and a couple miscues, and being 15 seconds late for a scene because I was having a panic attack.

And it was stressful as shit, and omg I hurt EVERYWHERE from all the running in heels, and crawling, and falling dramatically, but I think I would do it again.


selfie in mirror of me in full frank costume. corset, fishnets, and all
maevele: (bloodyband)
managed to cover most of the xmas shopping, so I'm feeling pretty good
maevele: Tom collins from rent dancing across the table, with text saying he is awesome (awesomeollins)
last week? she mentioned this game they were playing, called here be monsters, and it sounded cool, so I checked it out. I have done NOTHING productive this week, but I have caught a lot of monsters, and made a lot of beer.
maevele: (ffuuck)
best friend is getting kicked out of his place, not for money owed, but for having too many overnight guests. ugh. he's got til sunday, will be crashing with a friend, but my god, like we didn't have enough fucking stress.
maevele: (lamberdroogie)
so I am doing the rocky again this friday! as columbia once more, but I have agreed to try being frank next time. ack. and at rehearsal, we were discussing doing the show at geek kon this next year, which might be awesome. But I didn't know when geekkon is, so I went to look it up, and found out who they have recently named as one of their GoH. I'm not saying their name, but um, yeah. I don't know what to think
maevele: (singingfrank)
1: still living in someone's basement.
2: haven't killed myself, but three+ close calls in six weeks means I need to fix my head.
3: best friend is about to be legit homeless, can't fix.
4: need to fix sleep issues because 6 hours every two days for a week, followed by 14 hours is not how we do
5: need to fix food issues, because of similar.
6: need to fix life, because fucked.

still alive though, and the parts that are good are amazing.

ok

Aug. 16th, 2014 04:18 am
maevele: stencilled image of a woman with text saying "if you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission." (greatness)
so i got all moved out of the place and am at my friend's house again for a few months, it seems. It was a hell of a couple days getting the move done and having the kid's birthday party, but i did it. fuck yeah, me.

also, I am officially leaving for a week at the rainbow gathering with my kid and some friends tomorrow morning. SO FUCKING EXCITED, I haven't been to one in literally 20 years. and I've never been to a gathering when I was this well prepared, but i am not taking a kid into the woods and expecting a bunch of hippies to provide. so there is a duffle full of mac and cheese and granola bars.
It just seems like the middle of a life change like moving and reconsidering my life path is a damn good time to go back to the woods, as part of the culture that was part of the happiest time of my life.
I expect I might come back as a new person.

omfg

Aug. 11th, 2014 03:09 am
maevele: (smeg)
I'm moving in a few days. and have to throw the kid an awesome birthday, and then friday leave for a week at the rainbow gathering with some friends. too much.
maevele: (singingfrank)
and probably taking a week between moving out of this apartment and into my friend's place and taking the kid to the goddamn rainbow gathering up north. it's been 20 years since I went, and the timing of having one close enough to home right while I am between places is perfect. My friend from the coop is taking her kid too, and he's one of my kid's best pals, so it should be an awesome chance for us to get away. I could use a mental reset, and some time in the woods, working as a community, sounds like just the thing.

wiscon

Jul. 24th, 2014 03:07 am
maevele: (askars rawr)
I have contacted folks about joining concomm. have not gotten an official volunteer position, and am therefore not on the list yet, but I am looking forward to getting on the list, finding out what is going on, and doing whatever is needed to save wiscon.
maevele: bill the cat going ack (ackbill)
I have many thoughts, but few of them are clear and easy to articulate. The ones I can state include:

I believe it should have been a permanent ban, but I do not know what went on in discussions that caused people not to do that.

I believe if they were going to do this four year provisional thing, it should have been made more clear whether he can come back earlier if he proves he has reformed, and what level of proof of reformation would be required both before and after the four year period.

I truly believe that everyone involved was doing the best that they could in a fucked up situation with the information available, but there should have been more continuous communication between different years of con management, and a more deliberate effort to get more information.

More personally, I only interacted directly with frenkel twice. the first time he was rude to one of my children, and dismissed my speaking up for my kid rudely, and the second time he sat down to talk to me based on something he had overheard in a conversation, and made me subtly uncomfortable just by acting overly familiar and staring at my tits. Both of these incidents would have been in 09,(I think, maybe later, but while I was still married) and were enough that I avoided him ever since and was not surprised when more serious allegations surfaced. It seems likely to me that a lot of people encountered this sort of borderline harassment from him without ever feeling like it was something that could be reported because it was just subtle enough that you can't point at it.


also, this is making me reconsider my decision not to join the concomm a couple of years back,because y'all need angry people like me

sick

Jun. 25th, 2014 04:32 pm
maevele: (liza)
and I need to not be sick by saturday because I am doing the rocky horror again. nothing serious, just a goddamn summer cold, but I am tired, cranky, hot and scratchy of throat. rehearsal tomorrow should be a fucking blast.
maevele: (Default)
I am really happy with what has come out so far about how seriously the concomm is taking the situation, and that they are taking steps to work things out, and recognizing that those steps will take time. i believed all along that that would be what happened once it was brought up.
maevele: (maddow)
and I may as well start with a question. Once everyone has settled back in from wiscon, can someone tell me why frenkel was there after what happened last year?

I've been assuming that the situation just got overlooked and he slipped through the cracks, but I don't really know, and it bugs me.
maevele: (rockout)
holy shit I have not updated in FOREVER. Here is the short form update, and I am hoping to start posting more often again, but make no promise. I've been reading on here some, mostly on my phone, but not commenting or posting.

anyhow. Got an apartment in january, living right downtown again. Am burning through what I saved up because living downtown is really pricey if you aren't in a co-op, but we're squeaking by.

Shortly after I moved in here, we found out that MCC was proposing selling the co-op because of how much the repairs could be, so I have spent the last couple months doing everything I can to stop that. We managed to get the general membership to vote down the proposal to sell for the time being, but we are still working on putting together a passable repair proposal that comes in cheap as hell before another proposal to sell comes up. That kinda ate my life.

My apartment got broken into last month, and they took both my and my friend's laptop, which really fucking sucked.

But having a place downtown again means that even without the co-op, I have a social group that drops by. When I was out on the edge of town staying with someone else, random friends couldn't just stop by and visit a bit, and now they do it a lot. almost too much some days, but I am learning that it is ok to tell people "hey, you are awesome and I like hanging out, but I need some down time so please go away for a while" I'm not great at it yet, but getting better.

When my sublet here runs out, if I can't get back into my co-op yet, I'm going to membership at one of the indie co-ops that we've hung out at a few times, rather than sign another lease here.

Other than that, it's spring and it's glorious and it's almost time for wiscon. Life is sweet. Love you guys.
maevele: (Default)
So my coop had a fire. Nice big one. The porch and the bedrooms on the third floor wing are toast. My room iswet as fuck. The place has been deemed Inhabitable for maybe 6 months. We're staying with a friend but I am so far from downtown and in a single unit house without my community. Im exhausted sad and fucked. Posting from phone. Losing my shit.
maevele: (Default)
is BWAHAHAHAHAHAAH. Am starting to appreciate how I have turned my life around and a triumphant laugh is the only response.

crap

May. 22nd, 2013 06:21 pm
maevele: (bloodyband)
I have been so busy enjoying life and processing this radical perspective change thing that I have totally failed to get ahead on work before wiscon. in fact, I m a half day behind already, and am too fucking distracted to deal with it. I keep trying tho
maevele: (joyjeff)
my life is actually a series of very odd blessings right now. I can't say much else, but it is sincerely good.

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