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Well, I can't come up with any way of making this announcement light or funny: my dog had to be put down yesterday, I didn't get to say goodbye, I'm feeling like shit, and other than a couple of obligations I have this month, I'm not feeling up to dA (or much of anything) right now.  I'll try to reply to things soon, but for the next couple of days I'm in crunch-mode to get things done before I leave for Georgia on Saturday.  I have a reddit Secret Santa gift to ship, a birthday present for my dad to finish working on, laundry to do, and cards and letters to send.  I hope you'll all understand.  This is about the crappiest I've felt in like three years.  I haven't really told anyone but John about it, so for friends who I talk to regularly outside dA who are finding out this way, I'm sorry, I just... can't.  It won't last.  At least I don't think it will.  I should be back and ready to go after the holidays.
I was tagged by SilverInkblot!

Please check out some other people's wishlists, as well.  :heart:

10 WishesTagged by TwilightPoetess (whose template I also stole).
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:holly: STEP ONE:holly:
Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in
  WishlistBecause, you know, it's almost Christmas!
I was tagged by the WONDERFUL Riemea here:  
Other beautiful people participating:  
    
:xmas: revamp 2 STEP ONE
Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) coul
  WishlistI was tagged by :iconastralseed: and :iconsserenita: :heart:

:xmas: revamp 2 STEP ONE
Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.
:xmas: revamp 2 STEP TWO
Surf around your fri
 
WishlistI was tagged by TwilightPoetess over here: Wishlist
Other People's Lists:
     
  
STEP ONE
Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) c
  My WishlistTAGGED BY Astralseed
:xmas: revamp 2 STEP ONE
Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.
:xmas: revamp 2 STEP TWO
Surf around your friends list (or friends' f
  Holiday WishlistTagged by :iconswc-arpg:

:xmas: revamp 2 STEP ONE

Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.
:xmas: revamp 2 STEP TWO
Surf around your friends list (or friends' friend


Holidays
 STEP ONEHolidays
Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.

HolidaysSTEP TWOHolidays
Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use -- do it.

You need not spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not -- it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Give, and you might receive. and you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

HolidaysThe List!Holidays

1. Commissions!  Create something for me--literature, visual art, whatever it is you do.

2. Any print from my wishlist, or a print of something in my favorites (I have like six things on my wish list, but that isn't ALL the art I love on here!).

3. Letters or cards in the mail.  Anything hand-written, especially.  If you need my address, note me.

4. It's a long shot, but any Deviant Gear.  I'm a size large in unisex stuff.  I was totally going to put it on my list and then I found out it's been gone for over a year--HOW DID I MISS THAT?!  I don't care if things have been worn as long as they're in good condition (no holes, stains, etc.).  And non-clothing items would also be appreciated.

5. Copies of any books written by people on DeviantART.  I'll read just about anything.  Anthologies with multiple writers would be the best, but I also love novels and such.

6. Hand-made books.  I would LOVE it if someone would support BookBindingBirdie on etsy, whether you buy something for me or someone else.  We went to college together, and I can vouch for the quality of her work.  She makes awesome stuff, and she's great to work with if you want a commission.

7. Support my dear friend Christianonfire7 by purchasing one of her books!  She's been through a lot this year, and supporting her work would be one of the very best things you could do.

8. Collaborators--I love writing with fellow deviants!  Note me if you would like to work on a poem or story together.

9. A hardcover copy of any of the Harry Potter books prior to The Order of the Phoenix, with the original cover art.  I've had mismatched copies for years, and I'd really love to have hardback copies of all seven books so they look pretty on my shelf.  *U.S. edition*

10. Really awesome socks.  I need more socks, and I like fun ones!  Preferably crew style since it's cold.  (In the summer I wear the no-show ones.)  Dumbledore had the right idea.
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Transiberian Orchestra
  • Reading: Yes Please - Amy Poehler
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition
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Apparently I'm in a Bowie sort of mood tonight.

Hi, everyone!  The last couple of months have been really busy around here, and for a while, dA wouldn't keep me logged in for longer than like 30 seconds... so that's why I've been gone.  November was insane because Thanksgiving is the big holiday for John's family.  Everyone comes to town from all over the place, they invite people from church and around town over, and we have a HUGE actual feast and since John and I decided to spend Thanksgiving exclusively with his family this year instead of try to divide it between his family and mine (huge relief), I wound up doing a lot of cooking/baking to help out.  It was really fun, but it means very little time for other stuff.  And, of course, while family was over, I was spending all my time with them.  We went to see the Transiberian Orchestra in Greenville, which was amazing--I've been a fan for years but I'd never seen them live.  We watched a lot of football, played a lot of party games, and told a lot of stories.  And my sister in law Kali and I did a lot of shopping, because that's what we do.  I also attempted NaNoWriMo, and... well... I'll give you two guesses how far I got and the first one doesn't count.  :XD:

Now it's December, and I'm going to be doing a lot of traveling.  Next week I'm going to Atlanta for a couple days to see my best friends from high school, including my bestie RavenXNevermore.  Then I'm coming back up to South Carolina and a day or two later we'll be heading for Orlando for a weekend at Disney World.  THEN we'll come back to South Carolina, and at some point I'm going back to Atlanta and staying through the holidays (since we spent Thanksgiving here, we're spending Christmas with my parents).  Absolutely nuts.  But worth it.

I see dA has changed a hell of a lot in the time I've been gone.  I logged on and I saw the bar at the top and I was like WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?  And then I saw the status update thingy.  And then I saw that my profile was all rearranged.  This is going to take some getting used to.  Usually I'm the first person to freak out when dA changes stuff, but this time I'm going to try to be an adult and deal with it.  I think.  Maybe.

What I would love from all of my wonderful watchers is a comment with ONE (yeah, I know some of you aren't going to be able to choose just one thing, do what you need to do) thing on dA that deserves my attention right now!  It can be something you've created, a new person you've discovered, a new group, a contest that's running, whatever you want.  I will be going through my inbox, of course, but I'd like to know what you think I should check out.  :D

...WTF, dA, I just tried to post and this is how you tell me I suddenly don't have premium membership anymore?  I had it set up to bill me every 3 months, what gives?!  *angrily runs off to account settings*
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Transiberian Orchestra
  • Reading: Yes Please - Amy Poehler
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Eating: M&Ms
Holy frig, dA changed a LOT while I was gone.  Um... hi, watchers?  :wave:
Well, I can't come up with any way of making this announcement light or funny: my dog had to be put down yesterday, I didn't get to say goodbye, I'm feeling like shit, and other than a couple of obligations I have this month, I'm not feeling up to dA (or much of anything) right now.  I'll try to reply to things soon, but for the next couple of days I'm in crunch-mode to get things done before I leave for Georgia on Saturday.  I have a reddit Secret Santa gift to ship, a birthday present for my dad to finish working on, laundry to do, and cards and letters to send.  I hope you'll all understand.  This is about the crappiest I've felt in like three years.  I haven't really told anyone but John about it, so for friends who I talk to regularly outside dA who are finding out this way, I'm sorry, I just... can't.  It won't last.  At least I don't think it will.  I should be back and ready to go after the holidays.

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Kaelyn M. Spiers
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Writing is my life. I am left-handed. I don't like most people, but I find all people endlessly fascinating. I'm the textbook definition of an INFJ, have an obsession with owls, and would give anything to be paid to travel the world and write about the places I see. Except my left hand, because I need that to write.
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Clockchat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Hello! Thank you so much for making a favorite out of my deviation "Remover!" That was a looong time ago, but I've been practically extinct from dA up until yesterday, and couldn't recall if I had thanked you...Better safe than sorry! Thanks a plenty, friend!
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We all know you're wonderful, but in case you've forgotten for a moment, here's a reminder--

YOU DID SOMETHING AWESOME TODAY! 

:eager: by darkmoon3636 :squee: Party High-five! Party :squee: :eager: by darkmoon3636

To see what nice thing you've been accused of doing (and who else is being recognized), find the widget by the same name on my profile page!

Helpful hint:  It's above the Stamp Box of Doom!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
:iconcakeplx: mmmm, Happy Birthday, Kaelyn! :lmao: "all 5 of you" 2 funny!
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  :giggle:
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AutumnLeaf167 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday to you!
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014   General Artist
happy birthday, dolly :huggle: <3
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much, lovely!  :hug:
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StarlightShoals Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! :happybounce::squee::party:
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Thanks a bunch!  :aww:
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