here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Mami :: Grief)
Freddie is dead. Freddie Mercury, my dog, is dead.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Ness/Poo :: Anguish)
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My sweet angel Ryu passed away in my arms this morning.

He's a chinchilla that I adopted from my sister when she went to college. He's everything you could ever ask for in a chinchilla. When we took him to the vet to fix his eye issues, she said that he's the most docile chinchilla she's ever cared for. He really is chill. He just takes everything in stride. He loves being held and scratched behind the ears. He's smart, too. Once he escaped and kept ducking under the piano. Every time we almost caught him, Amanda and Freddie would come bounding up and he'd bounce away. Amanda loved Ryu. She'd treat him like he was her own puppy. She'd kiss him and he'd take it, wet and completely unamused. He's going to be buried next to Amanda...

I kissed Ryu and told him how much I loved him, and how much happiness he brought me, and how he made Frisk's first few months of life a joy. This and this were the music I was playing while I was holding him. I thought it would be good if he got to listen to soft music before he passed. This too, but I think Ryu had died by this point. He stretched himself and didn't move again. He made a few soft breathy squeaks while I held him. I kept him close so he'd be comfortable. He seemed warm and comfy, at least.

We're still going to the vet anyway, to see if Frisk is pregnant. It could be she's just growing, but she's gotten huge. I'm going to miss my darling gray angel. I love him so much. He's the reason I recommend chinchillas as pets. Freddie was with me on the bed. I think in a way he knew. Now he's lying beside the cage. Anyway, I'll get dressed so I can take Frisk to the vet.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Beluga Whale :: Hiiiiiii~!)
Pimping my friend Sara's novella!

Want some slice-of-life mother/daughter relationships inspired by the likes of Beverly Cleary, Ann M. Martin and Cynthia Voigt? Then this might be for you~ ;D

I want to thank everybody for your kind words regarding Uncle Ricke, including those who responded to my comment on Das Sporking. Your support means a lot to me and my family, and now Ricke is in a better place. He'll always be loved and remembered! ♥♥♥

I've been taking Freddie outside a lot so he could play with this adorable little Shih-Tzu named Abby. She belongs to this cute little girl who lives in the same neighborhood as I do. :o A few days ago, a Maltese named Fifi ran away from home, and Dad and I worked a really long time to snip her mats out. She's so cute and she wouldn't stop kissing us! She's so well-behaved too, she never tried to squirm or run away while we groomed her. Her owner was really happy I took care of the mats for her, and hopes she and Fifi could see me again soon.

After years of boycotting, I finally succumbed and got a Facebook. Bleeeeeeeeeeegh. The good news is I got to reunite with one of my oldest friends, at least! I'm primarily using FB as a way to contact family and animal shelters and posting pictures of pets, so don't expect a whole lot of fandom stuff there, if at all. FB already hates me and has "temporarily blocked" me from liking books/movies/music/etc. Excuse me for being cultured, FB. :P

My sleep schedule's messed up again and I'm tired. Actually interacting with the neighbors makes me want to curl up and hide because I feel so socially awkward. Help. D:

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Anthy :: Contemplative)
It's official. There's absolutely nothing that can be done to help Ricke. His skin is completely yellow and he weighs 150 pounds.

We don't know how long he's going to stay in the hospice. But I hope it won't be long. I don't want him in pain anymore. I want him to be able to see his long-lost cat Kiki again. I want him to meet Amanda for the first time. I bet she'd love him and give him kisses.

My sister has a skin condition that prevents her from traveling, so she's hoping to say goodbye to him on Skype. I want to do the same. I just emailed my aunt asking for his username. I'm glad I visited him in Wisconsin, while he was laughing and happy. I'm glad I took videos of him with my 3DS. That way, I'll be able to hear his voice and jokes and laughter and remind me what a warm and kind person he is forever.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Mewtwo & Ai :: Tragic Friends)
I wish I could have another pet, if only to fill the void Amanda left behind. But I can't, since the traveling will stress the pet out and I'll just make its life worse if I can't find a place where pets are accepted. Even after I move, Eric & Nicole and Jimmy's apartment will be crammed, and I still have to get a job first, and who knows how long that'll take me. Yeah, I've got Freddie and Ryu, but Freddie's staying with my parents, and I don't know how old Ryu is or how much time he has left. I'll be visiting my uncle on the 23rd, and it's likely he'll die too. Is it too much to ask to be allowed to start over and save a life through adoption? Am I even equipped to raise my new dog or cat or hedgehog when I do get one? Or am I just going to be a shitty parent who's Person #45364366 filling the shelters? It's hard to tell since I still live with my parents and sheltered and clueless as fuck without an accurate view of my own abilities. I've been studying different dog and cat breeds and how to raise hedgehogs every day, and I think it's getting to me...

I've considered getting a companion for Ryu, but after reading that there's an enormous likelihood that the chinchillas won't get along and need separate cages, that option's thrown out the window. Hooray.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Mewtwo & Ai :: Tragic Friends)
Amanda

Amanda Amethyst Roberts
8/14/1997 - 12/10/2014

Memories of a Precious Family Member )

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Sebastian :: Jawdrop)
Robin Williams passed away at 63 due to suspected suicide

Anyone else feel like they've lost a favorite uncle?

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Madoka :: Burnt or Dead)
You just keep throwing the punches, don't you, karma?

I heard a loud squawking from the chickens today, and assumed something startled them out of their pen again. Later, my brother comes home from having dinner with a friend, and I hear him wail in complete despair. Again, I assumed nothing was wrong. But then Mom comes in and tells me the chickens have been attacked, and one of them was "laying in pieces." Thankfully, the scene wasn't as gory as she made it sound; the "pieces" she referred to were the feathers and the full body of the chicken lying there with a broken neck as ants crawled over her. I didn't want to be rude to Mom and tell her she was making me uncomfortable, hovering me over like that while I looked at the dead chicken and the two still alive. And what really makes me angry is that her whole attitude toward this was a casual "We should send the rest of the chickens to a barn. They shouldn't be here in the backyard." Mom never liked the chickens, and never even bothered to give them a chance to warm up to her, and dismisses their eggs as "not as good" as the store-bought ones. She wanted them gone even though Dad and I and my brother loved them and took good care of them (especially the latter; he feeds the chickens and gives them water every day, so he's developed a closer bond to them than I have). So her whole reaction feels like a big "I told you so" and so goddamn callous.

My brother and I are going to bury the chicken when Dad wakes up. Why the hell didn't I go outside to see what was wrong rather than keep dawdling uselessly at the computer?

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No! D:

May. 1st, 2014 05:53 pm
here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Kyouko :: Corn is No Place)
Bob Hoskins passes away at 71.

Rest in peace, Eddie Valiant. :(

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Mami :: *SOB*)
...Because Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away today.

Damn, that was sudden. And he was only 46. Sheesh, first Rankin, now Hoffman? :(

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Kyouko/Sayaka :: Sleepytime)
Rest in Peace, Arthur Rankin Jr.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Kyouko/Sayaka :: Sleepytime)
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. In a world full of bigots and prejudice, you have done so much for us and made planet Earth a better place to live. You had the courage to stand up to an oppressive society, and not even 30 years of jail would stop you from making things right for the people who needed you. I'm glad you weren't assassinated, which unfortunately happens to a lot of civil rights leaders. You deserved to live your life to its fullest and I hope it's been good for you. May your legacy go on as we continue to strive for equality and peace.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Shaymin & Pikachu :: Chiapet)
R.I.P Roger Ebert. The movies won't be the same without you.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Ib :: Uh Oh)
Tissa David, who died on Aug. 21 at age 91 in New York, was one of the world's great animators and a woman whose artistry is peerless in the traditionally male-dominated animated-cartoon field.

Fuck. She died the day before my birthday, too. I may not be overly familiar with Tissa's work, but I adored her animation in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure" and from what I read in John Canemaker's book, she was absolutely hardcore. She survived bombings, starvation, crossing the Hungarian border, language barriers, and she challenged the animation industry by proving that a woman can be a great animator. ("In America, animation was a jealously guarded men's field," she said. "So girls should be assistants, inkers, painters—not animators.") Kudos to you, Tissa. Hope you're having fun in the afterlife.



Edit: There's plans for a new Raggedy Ann & Andy movie.

I only have this to say: Please please please please please please PLEASE don't be like the live-action/CGI "The Smurfs." Though I won't complain about Neil Patrick Harris having a good role. ;D Maybe as Andy... Fuck, now I can't unsee it.

Okay, one more thing. Live-action doesn't sound like it'll bode well, but I hope they can make the puppetry/CGI work without suffering from Uncanny Valley Syndrome. There... are some things that just work better as 2D animation. :/

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R.I.P.

Jun. 7th, 2012 01:41 am
here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Twilight Sparkle :: Heartbroken)
Ray Bradbury: 1920-2012

I was wondering if he'd live forever, or at least past his 100s. Guess not. :(

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Lilligant :: Tired)
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak: Part 1 + Part 2

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Pinkie Pie :: BAAAAAW)
Holy shit, Whitney Houston passed away. D:

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Bunnie Rabbot :: Dream Come True)
Satoshi Kon's last words.

Ben Hurst

Sep. 1st, 2010 01:18 am
here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Blue & Blastoise)
Great. Just great. First Satoshi Kon, now Ben Hurst.

I feel like someone punched me in the gut. As bitter as I've been against SatAM's fanbase for eons and how late I've gotten into the series myself, it's clear Ben showed a lot of love for the series and the fans, and his writing and dedication is spectacular. I only wish I could've met him in person, because he sounds like an incredible guy and very caring to boot.

I only wish I hadn't gotten into SatAM so late. It makes me feel guilty. Kind of like a small part of me wants to ask Hurst to forgive me, though I haven't done anything to him.

I doubt the series will die because of the amount of loyalty its fans have for it. We can thank Hurst for that.
here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Originshipping :: Cling)
Satoshi Kon, director of Perfect Blue and Paprika, passes away at 46.

Words can't express how saddened I am by this. 46 is too young.

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