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But I did give it the old college try.

I've been fighting allergies off and on, but we finally identified a troublesome mystery trigger so that will help. It's also super common and everywhere, which helps less, but I at least know to watch out for it. My fatigue, it turns out, acts up over the winter, though it's not too terribly bad, I will have to learn to make adjustments in winter. And now I'm getting over Lyme Disease, because every time I come to Pennsylvania I have to contract something new. We're treating aggressively and hopefully it won't be chronic, but I'm only a few days past the worst of the initial bout and I'm still super sleepy.

On the plus side, I do finally have a job. Not a particularly exciting one, and only 16 hours a week, but that will be enough to get me back into the work force and make me attractive to other employers. I'm still not in school, but with this new job I'll have money to join some science groups and network, hopefully forging some new contacts for references. If I'm really lucky, I'll just skip masters and get into a doctorate program. Fingers crossed!

On a more cosplay note, several shoots were attempted but not happened. I still have some Korra shots and even a few FMA ones that I'd like to edit and get posted, but I haven't yet. I've been playing with flower photography instead. I was going to do a solo shoot of Korra, but then I got my hair cut. It's okay, because I'm visiting Washington state in August and my hair will be perfectly long by then, and that coastline? I can't wait. I will sacrifice real clothes to fit Korra into my luggage.

I also designed a fantastic little dress for myself as the maid of honor for a wedding. Because of this wedding, I also have 15 yards of a beautiful heavyweight, sandwashed white cotton broadcloth. The only stipulation was that I have to use it for original designs, which is okay by me because I always spend all of my money on cosplay and my original designs are left by the wayside! With this cotton, and my dyes and batiking wax... I can't wait. I'm going to have an amazing pair of culottes, first.

And finally, I managed to find a Jo-ann Fabrics in the last two days of a total clearance sale (they were moving locations). I ended up with 10 yards of black dupioni silk and 5.5 of white wool suiting for only 45 dollars. Some of the wool is going into a parka for Korra, but most of it is unspoken for and I'm incredibly excited.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Reading: A Memory of Light
  • Eating: Honey-cured homemade bacon and chicken soup
  • Drinking: Acai raspberry green tea with wildflower honey


by HarmonyIsarine
United States
I have a bachelor's in marine biology and am laying siege to the university system until they let me back in for my masters and doctorate. One day I will continue the mighty quest my Viking ancestors began, and I will find and study the giant squid.

I'm regularly told that I missed my calling by going into science, and that I should probably sew and design clothing instead (I don't get to sew as many of my designs as I'd like, but I have a bunch of sketches that will one day make it). I've been sewing forever, it seems, but I only started cosplay a few years ago due to a joke and peer pressure. It was a good decision.

When I have time that's not used by sewing or sleeping, I enjoy writing fantasy (and reading and gaming, of course!), and ML for NaNoWriMo. account here:

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Foureyedalien Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just found you and am super excited about it, haha! My friend and I met you at Otakon2012. I was also dressed as Korra, while my friend was dressed as Fire Nation Aang. I'm not sure if you remember us or not, but just letting you know that you guys were awesome and super fun to talk to! :)

Are you planning on attending next Otakon?
HarmonicCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I do remember you guys! Sitting around and talking to all of the other fans was pretty much my favorite part of the convention. ^_^

Sadly, neither me or my Mako can make this Otakon. Life got in the way, and I'll be in Washington state for my sister's wedding. Hopefully next year, though!
SmallLadyMoonChan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi, I have to say something >////< I love the cosplay outfit (Teru) you did for ~Xiomara05's!
Is soo awesome!!! I wish i could do that T^T

(Sorry basic inglish T^T)
LittleElk Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would really like to compliment you on the work you did on ~Xiomara05's cosplay outfit for Teru, it looks A-MA-ZING.
I really love all the details and my god I wish I could do that OwO
How long did you take to make the outfit? And how long have you been seweing before you could achieve such beauty OwO?!
HarmonicCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Thank you! I honestly lost track of the hours that I put into it, but I tend to work pretty quickly on the detailing that is so heavy on that. As for how long I've been sewing, I lost track of that, too. ^_^ Mom taught me how when I was very young (and straight to a machine), and I just kept at it. At this point, probably between 15 and 20 years, with the bulk of that doing costuming (though no cosplay till I was a bit older, sadly) and gowns.
DBleazard Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch ;w;
DBleazard Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*suddenly notices your journal claims to be drinking tea* O.O Awesome. ^^
HarmonicCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Delicious tea from a shop my friend and I have renamed the Jasmine Dragon in honor of Iroh. I only tolerated tea as a vehicle for honey till I found this store, and now I have paired matches of tea and honey (today's is chueng fang jasmine tea with a wildflower honey made in the Finger Lakes region of New York--it has a delicate flavor, perfect for the jasmine).
DBleazard Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm an utter tea ADDICT :) Have fun with that drinkable gold! :hug:

IROH... *sob*
I've been banned from watching Avatar or anime or manga by ma dad :(
HarmonicCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
I'm surprised I haven't been, to be honest. Avatar and How To Train Your Dragon both.

If you're near Pittsburgh, visit Prestogeorge's in the Strip District. If you're not, then visit them online. They ship, and I promise the quality is amazing. ^_^
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