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  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Pendulum
  • Reading: Centrelink Letter
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Playing: Mass Effect 3
  • Eating: Potato Bake
  • Drinking: Cordial
It's finally happening, guys. I have a foreseeable plan, I know what to do, and I just need to wait out the time now. I'm gunna be moving in with my best friend in a matter of weeks. I'd been worried about rent and costs, but I've been told I can stay for free while working - until I move in.

Long story short, I went to work Tuesday, and asked about any jobs going in Melbourne. Lo and behold, the higher-ups at work were just talking about how they were going to get someone to cover the cleaning jobs in Melbourne. Bingo. So, once I cleared it with :iconleanderdane:, packed and went to an appointment or two, I scampered off back toward the city, making record time and arriving before sundown.

I went to work the next day, off to Footscray, where I met with the boss and his son and learned the layout of an art studio I'm soon to be cleaning. We got separated on the way to a second art studio, and I ended up doing most of it on my own. That's how much faith they have in me. Unfortunately, they thought I was moving that weekend, and had planned to give me those shifts starting that week. :P

But, a move isn't as far off as I'd initially set... I stayed back a couple of days in Melbourne and came home this afternoon, again, tearing record time. I need to watch my highway driving, though. I tend to space out a little and focus on just the cars in front rather than those around me also. I'm a shit driver. I won't deny it.

Anyway, after getting home, I said I'd talked about getting a truck to move my things eventually, and Mum offered to store my bigger things until I could come pick them up. For a price, of course. I've spent most of this afternoon around the house collecting things like CDs, DVDs and a few of my own towels and things (to be honest, Mum kept walking in with things I'd never even thought about). I'm going to go through my wardrobe a little later and see what clothes I really do want and which items are just sentimental or "may have a use one day". I do need some more pants, though. I bled all over mine yesterday 'cause I was too stubborn to pull over and clear my nosebleed once I was on Bell St and heading for Doncaster.

I think the most interesting thing about the whole week is that I was given a key to the house. I'd refused at first, suggesting it was better to take it ONCE I had moved in, but it made sense if I was to be working and was out most of the day. The chain I put the key on broke, and I was forced to put it on my main key ring - like I was being told the key is mine.

I didn't want to come home today, but I made myself. I've got things to take care of here, and though I'm separate from some of the closest friends I've ever had, it's not going to be for too long. I'm hosting a Bendigo furmeet this coming Saturday, and will likely be back in Melbourne after work the following Monday, possibly for the Wednesday shift I was trained up for. :D And to move some smaller things over. Stuff I won't be missing while here. I need to get some more boxes, though. Ones I can have packed, then unpack in Melbourne, and take home empty for another load.

I was scared of what my family would think when I first wanted to move to Melbourne. I've been told it's a risky and foolish move, but everything seems to be a sign to make that move. I'd said May could be a viable time to save and move, but if I can go without my furniture for a while, I can wait until my tax return is in, hire a truck, and my step-dad has agreed to drive my things to my new home with me. I could probably do it, but I don't feel confident on those hills of Doncaster in a big vehicle.

I was worried my family would see this as cutting them off, but they fully support me taking my own path (and possibly feel it's long overdue at nearly 27).
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Computer Humming
  • Reading: Understanding Colour
  • Watching: Thor
  • Playing: Battlestar Galactica Boardgame
  • Eating: Dumplings
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
It's been a fantastic week. Alas, all good things must come to an end, and I shall return to my hometown to await the next adventure.

I keep forgetting Melbourne's only 20 minutes from here. It's so peaceful. I have some amazing friends, and I continue to be surprised at just how little I knew about myself. At the same time, I'm surprised at how much I really do know about myself, and how easily I function when I don't give myself the chance to reconsider. Plans never seem to work out for me. Leaping in and acting on instinct seems to. It's just so hard when my head keeps bringing up every single flaw with nearly everything I could do.

I've been called a good person that many times, and by that many different people, I think I'm starting to believe it. So I'm not perfect. No one is. I'm beginning to see that I can do anything I set my mind to, and that fear of what could go wrong is holding me back. I've made a heap of new friends this week, and am starting to network with artists. One even was amazed that I understood copyright and that you should pay an artist for a book cover, rather than "giving them exposure".

In other news, my hometown flooded over the weekend, my sister applied for a job at one of the places I work at, and I haven't needed my glasses at a screen! Either I've been spending less time at the computer (and more near a television or near people in costumes), or the lighting has been much better than in my current bedroom.

Some of my friends have Post-Con Depression (PCD), but I feel great! I may be leaving for a while, but I'll be back. I used to be a social drifter, a vagabond. I never used to trust people, or accept the painful flaws each of us have. As I've said, no one's perfect, and would I care about people who got everything right and never struggled?

"Vega" (vay-gah) means a large grassy plain or valley in Spanish. I'd chosen this name from "vagabond" (and the accent over the E is so people don't confuse it with "bega"). But I'm not a drifter like I thought I was. Maybe my name represents my home region, the grassy valley and plains around Bendigo? One of my closest friends told me to keep a bit of Bendigo with me wherever I go. Perhaps this is how?
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Magpies singing
  • Reading: Snuff
  • Watching: Danger 5
  • Playing: Mass Effect 3
  • Eating: Cornflakes
  • Drinking: Tea
Off to a convention this week! I leave on Wednesday, but the convention doesn't actually start until Friday. Still, a week away from home should be rad. Just need to pack, print out my ticket and reference sheets, and fill up Calyx (my car) before making the journey. I should also put my camera in and take my charger and batteries... And get a power-board for the room I'm crashing in.

I've wanted to go to furry conventions since MiDFur, but was never able to afford or find the time to.

Also, I've finished reading a novel already this year (just yesterday!), have written 3,000 words, have a new story in mind, and have finished Mass Effect 2.

I've also been watching the Initial D parody, where racers drive trains instead. It's a tad more exciting.
Vega Reference - Clothes by Driphtyr
Vega Reference - Clothes
Véga's two most common outfits. I especially love the work on the Hilltop Hoods jumper. Art by :iconleanderdane:. Find the original here: <da:thumb id="504335228">
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Vega Reference by Driphtyr
Vega Reference
Some awesome artwork by :iconleanderdane:. Find the original at: <da:thumb id="504334666">
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  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Pendulum
  • Reading: Centrelink Letter
  • Watching: Markiplier
  • Playing: Mass Effect 3
  • Eating: Potato Bake
  • Drinking: Cordial
It's finally happening, guys. I have a foreseeable plan, I know what to do, and I just need to wait out the time now. I'm gunna be moving in with my best friend in a matter of weeks. I'd been worried about rent and costs, but I've been told I can stay for free while working - until I move in.

Long story short, I went to work Tuesday, and asked about any jobs going in Melbourne. Lo and behold, the higher-ups at work were just talking about how they were going to get someone to cover the cleaning jobs in Melbourne. Bingo. So, once I cleared it with :iconleanderdane:, packed and went to an appointment or two, I scampered off back toward the city, making record time and arriving before sundown.

I went to work the next day, off to Footscray, where I met with the boss and his son and learned the layout of an art studio I'm soon to be cleaning. We got separated on the way to a second art studio, and I ended up doing most of it on my own. That's how much faith they have in me. Unfortunately, they thought I was moving that weekend, and had planned to give me those shifts starting that week. :P

But, a move isn't as far off as I'd initially set... I stayed back a couple of days in Melbourne and came home this afternoon, again, tearing record time. I need to watch my highway driving, though. I tend to space out a little and focus on just the cars in front rather than those around me also. I'm a shit driver. I won't deny it.

Anyway, after getting home, I said I'd talked about getting a truck to move my things eventually, and Mum offered to store my bigger things until I could come pick them up. For a price, of course. I've spent most of this afternoon around the house collecting things like CDs, DVDs and a few of my own towels and things (to be honest, Mum kept walking in with things I'd never even thought about). I'm going to go through my wardrobe a little later and see what clothes I really do want and which items are just sentimental or "may have a use one day". I do need some more pants, though. I bled all over mine yesterday 'cause I was too stubborn to pull over and clear my nosebleed once I was on Bell St and heading for Doncaster.

I think the most interesting thing about the whole week is that I was given a key to the house. I'd refused at first, suggesting it was better to take it ONCE I had moved in, but it made sense if I was to be working and was out most of the day. The chain I put the key on broke, and I was forced to put it on my main key ring - like I was being told the key is mine.

I didn't want to come home today, but I made myself. I've got things to take care of here, and though I'm separate from some of the closest friends I've ever had, it's not going to be for too long. I'm hosting a Bendigo furmeet this coming Saturday, and will likely be back in Melbourne after work the following Monday, possibly for the Wednesday shift I was trained up for. :D And to move some smaller things over. Stuff I won't be missing while here. I need to get some more boxes, though. Ones I can have packed, then unpack in Melbourne, and take home empty for another load.

I was scared of what my family would think when I first wanted to move to Melbourne. I've been told it's a risky and foolish move, but everything seems to be a sign to make that move. I'd said May could be a viable time to save and move, but if I can go without my furniture for a while, I can wait until my tax return is in, hire a truck, and my step-dad has agreed to drive my things to my new home with me. I could probably do it, but I don't feel confident on those hills of Doncaster in a big vehicle.

I was worried my family would see this as cutting them off, but they fully support me taking my own path (and possibly feel it's long overdue at nearly 27).

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Driphtyr
Vega Strypes
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My name's Vega Strypes. I'm a 26-year-old male from Victoria, Australia. I spent most of my youth writing or drawing, and not much has changed since then. I'm a furry (as one may expect on a site like this). I tend to feel like I should have been born (or may have been in the past) a cat. Of course, I appreciate my thumbs and fingers, so I'm not really complaining about the form I've currently got. ;) I imagine it'd be hard to tap away or hold a pencil with paws. But anyway...

I'm a fantasy writer. I've got a few pieces published, but nothing on a large scale just yet. I'm aiming to get there eventually. One step at a time. I draw as a hobby. I prefer trades to taking commissions, but can be talked into a trade that may involve art for something-non-art. I don't write stories as trades!

I'm pansexual. I prefer females, but am open to finding love in another male. The way I see it, love is love, and you don't need to have opposite bits to love them. As far as religion goes, I consider myself pagan. Politically, I'm left-winged. I'm a smart-arse, be warned. I'm quite sarcastic and can say mean things in humour. Return the favour and we'll get along just fine. I believe one needs to be able to laugh at themselves. I'm also a major flirt at times, but I'm a one-person kitty when I fall for someone.

Feel free to leave a comment or send me a message. I usually always respond within a few hours. I don't bite... unless you want me to. ;)
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Thanks for the fave.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to come! :)
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Thank you very much for the faves!!

Have a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!! :glomp:
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You too!
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