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Pushing Into the New Beginnings of Spring

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 22, 2014, 8:25 AM
Well, hello everyone.  I have a few free minutes of time here so I figured why not pursue an updated journal?  Lots of stuff going on.  Been working as hard as I can (to mainly get out of debt) and moving forward in life.  I've had a grandfather pass away since the beginning of the year and a boyfriend who I deeply felt for up and leave me.  It's been hard to manage, but I'm getting there.

With that being said, I'm facing this spring after a very hard winter (not only weather-related) as a new beginning in my life.  Nothing is keeping me here in NY.  I might move, I might stay, I might pursue other adventures.  Who knows?  What I do know is that I'm okay and that I'll continue to be okay.  I have friends that have shown their true colors at not being true friends and ones that have.  I thank them everyday within myself to never forget all that they have done.

Onwards, right?  Onwards to what's new, what's exciting, what's positive?  Onwards to find what I deserve!

Thanks for reading! :highfive:

TV Series Review: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Season 1 Created by: Andy Borowitz - Seeing as how I grew up watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air I found it in my "hold onto your youth" interest to buy the first season of the show. I had forgotten how hilarious it was! We find a young youth by the name of Will Smith unceremoniously removed from his home in southern Philadelphia by his mother who is concerned for his well being. He is ousted from his friends, his culture, his way of life, to be thrown into the upper percentile of Bel-Air living. His aunt, Vivian Banks, has agreed to take him under her care to see that he gets a good education and stays out of trouble. Together with her family they attempt to welcome Will into their home, most likely with the expectation that they will be similar to them or grow to be similar to them. This is far from the case. What ensues is a hilarious commentary on racial culture, family, beliefs, identity, and about the white supremest society that had "Black Power" society turning to face the opposition.

The actors that comprise the family are a simply perfect fit for one another and work well to produce such a fantastic comedy. They have multi-layered personalities that entice and intrigue us into relating to them and the issues that are presented in stark relief of a humorous background. Often the show borderlines on pure slapstick, but more often than that it balances precariously on the edge of racial inequalities and a healthy dose of laughter. To balance the slapstick there are also times where a seriousness prevails over the entire show that either forces us to learn life lessons or to try and teach and instruct on how the United States regards African American citizens.

A purely laugh-out-loud comedy that is still relevant, despite the early 90s clothing style, to today!  :star::star::star::star::star:

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Young and restless by incrediDeath Dealer by OwllChevaux de tarpan III by moem-photography
Doberman by BBoyLilDreBewitching by woxysThe Gentle Giant by atomhawk
Blue Crab 40D0044422 by Cristian-MIf We Had This Moment by novelhillOld West Dark Knight by 2ngaw by artmunki

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AI - The Eye of the Beholder by Chronophobia

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- J.R.R. Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring


  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Eluveitie - Ne Regv Na
  • Reading: The Wizard fo the Crow - Ngugi wa Thiong&rsquo;o
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Drinking: Coffee
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ms-gigi Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
My door is always open if you want a California Adventure! :) Just sayin!
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: I know.  Thank you!
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Much love to you! It seems like in life things just go wrong like a cascade of dominoes. I used to live in NYS, I frickin hate it there. I'm definitely pro-moving lol :)
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahah, where did you move to, if you don't mind me asking?
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
No I don't mind at all! I moved to the tidewater VA area. I just love the ocean, and it's warmer, there's more to do, there's more vegan food (lol), life just seems to flourish more here (bigger trees, leaves bud sooner in spring, many animals despite being in a larger area than I lived in in NYS). Sorry if I knew this already and forgot (I do that sometimes), what area of NY do you live in? I used to live 2 hours from Buffalo. 
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I live about 40 minutes north of Midtown Manhattan. :)
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Oh my I bet there's a lot of vegan food in your area, lol! :)
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Tons!
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope that things get better for you. :)
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :)
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mtsofan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
One time, during a tough period of my life, I was struck by the phrase, "Steady as she goes."  I've heard it most on Star Trek, but of course, it dates back to old ships that could sail the ocean, but weren't capable of holding a course that was completely stable.  The captain would order the person at the helm to do his or her best, given the ability of the ship.  "Steady as she goes."  A silly analogy?  Maybe.  But, sometimes, it's all we can do.
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll definitely try my best.  You saw me a few weeks ago and spent time with me so you saw how I was recovering.  Private moments to myself are always different, but with no triggers I was good.  Now I'm even better. :)
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ImaDoctor96 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are some awesome pictures!
And the Fresh Prince of Bel Air was an awesome show; especially the episode with Carlton and his goofy dance x3
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:ahoy: I like to do features every time I do a journal. :)  And yes, the Carlton dance is awesome. :P
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ImaDoctor96 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So I see :D
X3 amen to that
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incredi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   Photographer
Thank you ! :hug:
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome. :)
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Altayon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Every word you have ever spoken was important to me to hear or read. I think you are an amazingly powerful person who can take any chance that is presented to you and become more. Move, stay, live... and be! I am always around, no matter how far those damn miles are! ♥ 
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Tom.  I really do appreciate it.  It's been a hard year and a half going right now.  I'm just trying to take it a step at a time.
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Altayon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
you will always have me at a text, call, or hug away friend.
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I know. :hug: Thank you! :)
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:s .....may things get better....only.....the best in life for you.

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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, my dear.  I'm trying my best.
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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AmbientDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry things have been rough for ya lately. But you've definitely got the right idea! Onward and upward! I'm not sure if I've said this before but I'm sure ya already know over the last 6 years since I've known ya, you've gained a friend in me even at a long distance! I'm sure everything will pick back up for ya and go in a better direction all around.

"In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision." - Dalai Lama.
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, buddy.  And yes, I know I have a friend in you and I can't thank you enough for your support over the years.  You're one of the reasons I still post to dA and it makes me feel good to know that you support not only my art but who I am as well.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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AmbientDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D I'm glad I could be one of the reasons ya stick around! I don't think dA would be the same if ya didn't!
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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bxnnibel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for mentioning me! <3
I'm sorry for what you've been going through, I know how losing a grandfather feels and I sure know how breakups feel. :huggle:
It's good that you're staying positive!~
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome and thank you for your support.  I'm doing my best to keep my chin up!
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bxnnibel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad! ^u^
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