alory_shannon: Rise from P4 fangirling, most likely over her senpai. & who can blame her, he's a badass, & a silver fox to boot. (So quick to fall in love with anything;)
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So, about 5 minutes before the library closed tonight, I suddenly hear one of my co-workers say, “...Is that a snake?”

And of course I just thought, pfft, oh right, she’s joking, it’s a rubber toy or some sort of prank, but I go over to look anyway…and no.

REAL SNAKE.

(My face on realising this: 8D)

It was coiled up on the floor on the employee’s side of the counter, kind-of off to the side, just calm and cute as could be. <3 So INSTANTLY I’m over there, crouching down to get a better look but still keeping a respectful distance, because I didn’t want to scare it + RESPECT NATURE, LOOK BUT DON’T TOUCH UNLESS YOU HAVE TO has been drilled into me from…early childhood, thank you Ranger Rick. I was 97% certain it was just a harmless little garter snake, and even if that was wrong, there were no bright colours on the thing, which when it comes to snakes generally means no need to worry about ZOMG POISON. So when one of my co-workers was like IS IT POISONOUS D8 I couldn’t help giving a little chuckle and saying, “Oh HEAVENS, no.” Even after that, though, the other ladies at the Circ desk…were all kinda clustering away on the other end of the desk, giving that little guy WIDE BERTH, lmao.

So the older gentleman who works in Reference and the middle-aged one who works in Children's came over, both with this semi-patronising air of yeah yeah, stay calm ladies, we’ll take care of it.... And they were trying to corral it into a cardboard box, which…didn’t work at all, small as the snake was. It just kept slipping away, got around the front of the desk, then came back behind it, and finally it went under the Circ desk to attempt to hide amongst the computers’ power cords.

And at that point…I was just like, you know what, forget this. This is never going to work and NO ONE ELSE has the guts to take care of this properly SO.

So I just went for it—and it wasn’t really a conscious decision on my part, it felt more like…reflex or something, I dunno. I just gently picked it up, kind of in the middle, holding it firmly enough that it wouldn’t just fall out of my hand, but loosely enough that it didn’t feel like I was a threat. I know you’re really supposed to pick them up closer to the head so they can’t turn and bite you, but it was just so totally chill with me holding it the way that I was already, I didn’t see any need to alter that. I heard a “Wow, you go, girl,” as I headed to the back door with it, and the snake was still totally calm, not freaking out or writhing or even trying to slither out of my grasp, so I took it outside and carried it to the wooded area at the edge of the library's property and let it go. :]

…And when I came back in, all my co-workers sort of just.....looked at me silently for a moment, HAHA. Then I got a “Well...well done, there” and a “YYYYEP, that’s definitely an A+ for you at work today.”


...But it was SO CUTE and SLEEK and as;lkdfjlkdsj I LOVE HOW SMOOTH THEY FEEL AND I HAVE REALLY SORT OF WANTED A SNAKE FOR YEARS AND THIS ONLY REMINDED ME OF THAT FACT

SO MUCH





But lol yeah, ALL IN A DAY’S WORK AT THE LIBRARY~ 83



...And y'know, really all I can think...is AND THE HAT SAID, "SLYTHERIN!!!!"

Y/Y/MFY?? X'D
alory_shannon: Patrick Jane is an EPIC level troll. (The Best Medicine; TROLLOLOL)
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SO [livejournal.com profile] laura_writes and I went to Ohayocon last weekend, and it's taken me this long to do a semi-decent write up of it, but OH WELL. Here goes~

Waiting for the elevator is a part of EVERY Ohayocon, and the worst time is always RIGHT when you get there and have to take all your stuff up to the room. Laura and I must've waited 15-20 minutes, but we were on the 18th floor, and there was just no way that we were gonna make it up all those stairs lugging all our crap. But about 10 minutes into the wait, some random guy came out of the stairwell and said to the waiting group as a whole "HELLO ~LADIES~!" And there was a pause as he left, then the girl standing beside us deadpanned, "...Aaaaand now the weekend has officially begun."

All pics taken by the lovely [livejournal.com profile] laura_writes, the bestest BFF EVAR, & used with her knowledge and full permission. <3333

General Con Pics :D (a.k.a. OH SO IMAGE HEAVY SRSLY) )

Aaaand here are the Sync pics )
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Default)
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Well, the good news is, I haven't been dreaming about trains the past couple nights. (At least I don't think I've been. I'm back to normal, i.e. waking up KNOWING I've dreamed, but absolutely unable to remember anything about them, though a vague sensation of 'WHOA that was a TRIP' is usually still coursing through my body. This might also explain why I generally wake up feeling more tired than I was when I went to bed.)

The better news is, it's Peeps season again. After-Easter until pre-Hallow-e'en is a DREADFULLY long time to be without Peeps. :C

The bad news is...uhm...idk. Well, for one thing, I can't find the right size + colour zipper for the shirt for my Sakura cosplay. Or the right type of shoes OR boots to make into her sandals. (And Thellie can tell you that I've looked for a LONG time--well over a year. Guess I'll have to SRSLY hit the mall sometime this week).
On Hallow-e'en, I will TOTALLY be answering the door and handing out candy in my TJ Sakura costume. XD Which means I MUST HURRY AND FINISH.

Also, I don't know who else I want to cosplay. I might attempt Rukia from Bleach, if not for the fact that I'm not as short and scrawny as she is (i.e. I'm 5'6 and I actually sort of have bewbs).
I was going to go as Asuka from Evangelion, but I cut my hair, so that's out.
I've been considering Sheena from Tales of Symphonia or Rin from Kakashi Gaiden, but...I don't think hardly ANYONE would know who I was, and that's part of the fun.
I've also toyed with the idea of going as Kirara from Samurai 7, Winry from FMA, and/or Mimiru from .hack, but...that requires bared midriff, and while I'm not really teh chubbehs, I am also not so confident that I am eager to flaunt that much of myself so freely. I might do Winry anyway, and just go on a diet and exercise like a mofo or something, 'cause it would be a fairly easy costume, and I am rapidly running out of time.


So. Anyone have any OTHER suggestions? XD Preferably from anime that I enjoy/am at least somewhat familiar with.


ETA: I would LOVE to cosplay Aisha Clanclan from Outlaw Star. (I wonder if anyone would recognise me?) The costume might be problematic though, and I am not at ALL tan, so that would require lotsa make-up, lol.

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