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Hi, I'm V. It's not my real name - not even close - but I'm Vigilo here, and I've been other V-beginning pretentious Latin usernames elsewhere on the internet for around six years now, so V works!

If you need anything, or if you just want to talk, feel free to comment / note me. :note:

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I haven't replied to you yet because
- I reply at a glacial pace
- I accidentally deleted your message and can't find it
- I've awkwardly, silently backed away
- I've already replied to you by somewhere else
- I mentally replied to you and considered the matter closed
- I love you and I don't want to lower your opinion of me any further

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So, apparently my brain has made an executive decision, in the course of the past few months, to go la-la: synapses have been fried, seizures have been had, it has not been fun.

Essentially, I had another seizure. (I know, I know, trust me, I'm as sick of having and writing about my seizures as you are of hearing about them.) It was a bad one. I did some really weird crap, like knock on my flatmate's door, tell her I'd lost my glasses when I'd done no such thing, answer her question with 'coconuts' despite that making no sense whatsoever, and then try to place my contact lenses box on my foot, all while bleeding from where I'd attempted to lightly gouge my left eye out.

I'm on medication now, despite everyone's (my family and myself) reservations. There's no way to tell if it's working or not unless I have another seizure, but here's hoping, right?

Despite this, I really am good, otherwise, and not everything has been as gloomy as I might be making it out to be. Actually, you guys are going to be so jealous: I saw Treasure Island at the National Theatre, for free - a friend had a spare ticket!


I've never read the book (I rarely read any book that didn't feature female characters as a child (or now), and this one had none), but the play was an adaptation by Byrony Lavery. It gender-bended and race-bended a lot of the characters (!), so there were female pirates, ethnically diverse pirates, and female, ethnically diverse, pirates. One of my favourite parts was near the beginning, where someone asks Jim Hawkins, "be you boy or girl?"

Jim Hawkins replies, "that be none of your business!", because Jim Hawkins is fantastic.

Also, Arthur Darvill (yes, from Doctor Who) was Long John Silver and he slayed it. The set was beautiful, the acting was fantastic, the music was lovely, and it was just all-around gorgeous.

In other news, I went to a fancy dinner hosted by King's College London for the students who'd gotten the Desmond Tutu scholarship. I got a certificate (it's very nice). Patricia Scotland gave a talk (it was very nice, too). There was fancy food, i.e. chicken with grapes (?), but it was a) free and b) not half bad, actually. Also, I walked across Waterloo Bridge (twice!) in heels (!) to get there and back, and spent an hour standing in those heels (!). I'm really proud of that.

In other, other news, I can cook! I can make (and have made) chicken - and paneer - curry, exactly like my mother's (i.e. the best). I can make (and have made) various recipes involving eggs and bread and whatnot. I can make (and have made) caramel pudding. You don't understand, alright. Caramel pudding and I have a history.

It used to be served on the ships, as dessert after dinner, on Sundays, but I always - for some reason - referred to it as bread and butter pudding, which is something completely different (it has raisins). My mother and I grappled over this difference for years whenever we were on land, and after we stopped being on the sea: I would say, I really miss bread and butter pudding, she would say, well, it wasn't bread and butter pudding, and then make some sort of pudding and (through no fault of her own) suffer my eventual woe when it was the wrong sort of pudding.

However! This year, no more. This year, at one of the adult-y dinner things my parents have often, someone brought it. They brought the pudding that was not named, and named it. Thus, caramel pudding was realised, my mother made it, and all was well. But, having moved to London, I despaired of eating caramel pudding whenever I wanted to / whenever the gods were benevolent / whenever I could wheedle my mother into making it for me.

Until today. Today, I made my own caramel pudding (microwave version, in a mug, but exactly the same). And it was good.

Right, apart from that (slightly odd rant, I know, I can't help it - like I said, history), in other, miscellaneous news that isn't as detailed, and therefore is getting bullet points:

        → I'm going to participate in  ProjectDFC! I had an assignment due, but I'm free now.
        → Becky Cloonan (the first female artist on Batman) signed my Gotham Academy #2!
        → I read the Wicked and the Divine, and it is really, really gorgeous.
        → I have a Bat-belt and it is the best thing ever. Also, a Bat-sweater.
        → I got a First on my first uni assignment!

How are all of you? Any plans for the holidays? :heart:

(The journal title is from a poem by Maxine Kumin, Together.)



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Solarune Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Writer
8 DAYS :la: 
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monstroooo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
V, that feature is absolutely ridiculous. I'm going to be smiling for days on end. 

Thank you so, so much.
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chsehd41 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
The winter winds blow and we shall have snow
And what will the robin do then, poor thing.
He'll sit in the barn to keep himself warm
And tuck his head under his wing, poor thing.
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Solarune Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Writer
I am so sorry for the lateness, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was wonderful and full of sunshine and nice things. :tighthug: I hope you're enjoying London, and that all is perfect in your life. :heart:
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Far from home, time zone-
ing across the sea, new home;
happy birthday, you.


Welcome to London! Enjoy the rain~ :cake::heart:
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VFreie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Happy slightly late birthday! c:
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pazlowq Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Writer
Happy Birthday, Ilo-bear. <3
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Writer
Happy Birthday!!! :cake:
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconcakeplz:  (advance) happy birthday! have fun. :party:
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joe-wright Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for featuring me at Written Revolution! Every comment was really thoughtful, it was lovely to read =)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Writer
Thanks for the :+devwatch:
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
comment here for you, miss.
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VFreie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Hi! This is right out of the blue, but I just thought this upcoming comics anthology might be of interest to you: teamparvelo.com/lepakkoluola/e…
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
It's been a breath of fresh air to see you around again, V. You know we missed you more than any of us - even those that are writers! - can put words to, right?

Anyways, you favorited a piece of my writing, and seeing a favorite from you always makes my day. Actually, just seeing anything from you makes my day, but don't let the diminish my appreciation stemming from the fact that you actually took the time to read a piece from me. ;p

All the :heart:s, V.
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Writer
You've been featured on my blog:la: Come check it out if you'd like. :heart:
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HtBlack Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
PS SOUND NEEDS TO BE TURNED ON.
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HtBlack Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thank you SO much for the points! :hug:

Also random link: www.omfgdogs.com/ .
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Writer
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Darling, I was looking for that lovely poem you wrote based on Federico Garcia Lorca's poem about green. Can you point me in the right direction? Or possibly remind me what the form is called? I'm thinking of writing something like it :)
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thank you, love. :coffeecup:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you had a beautiful birthday, sweetheart! :heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :party::cake::happybounce: … I hope you’re having a beautiful day!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Happy super awesome fellow september virgo birthday!! :party: :heart:
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