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Massive Update about Life and Things!

Massive Update about Life and Things!

Hello, lovelies! :wave: It has been a long time, and I'm very sorry. My life has been quite hectic for a while now. Allow me to explain: :bulletblue: I spent all of last July in London with a theater class from my university. I think I left pieces of my soul there. I still don't think I've edited most of the literally 5,000 photos I took. :bulletblue: In August, when I came back to the States, I discovered that I couldn't finish my theater minor because the university rescheduled my classes. This was sad. Actually, it was quite convenient. Without my theater minor, I could graduate after a semester. So, I convinced a professor to give me

London!

London!

Greetings, my wondrous followers. I bring you some excellent news. I am going to LONDON. For a month. There will be pictures (as if you expected otherwise). Stand by for awesome.

London!

London!

Greetings, my wondrous followers. I bring you some excellent news. I am going to LONDON. For a month. There will be pictures (as if you expected otherwise). Stand by for awesome.

Hands: Hope

Hands: Hope

I have actually done a hands feature before; apparently, I like them. I'm desperately trying to spread Lyme Disease awareness, but I want to do it in a way that doesn't just say, "Hey, this exists!" Lyme Disease is a very, very serious and painful illness - so I'm going to do a series of features related to some of its symptoms. Hands are so important. We do so many things with them. My hands suffer from Lyme. The palms of my hands swell and hurt; the tops of my hands, between my joints, swell and are sensitive to the touch. The joints in my fingers ache, and my fingers swell so that I cannot get rings on and off. Sometimes my hands tingle

Lyme Disease: If I were a building.

Lyme Disease: If I were a building.

I found these in my favorites. :heart: I think I've mentioned before that I have Lyme Disease, and that it causes swelling around my joints, particularly in my back. In the last 6 hours, my back went from being just fine - I could feel my spine all the way up and down - to being completely swollen. I could feel it change, and I felt like crying. I've been using ice packs for hours trying to bring the swelling down. This is putting a cramp in my schoolwork/school/work/life. I feel like an old building breaking down. From the moment of birth, our bodies begin to decay. I'll be 24 next month - almost two years of Lyme Disease. :thumb193005477

I wasn't tagged, but um... feature for first 20

I wasn't tagged, but um... feature for first 20

Hi! I got this from scorpiandoll (https://www.deviantart.com/scorpiandoll) I'm not going to tag someone else but if you want to answer these question, feel free to do it :) 1. why are you here on DA ? To share my art and expose myself to others' art 2. did you came to DA because of somebody else ? My best friend, sorgie (https://www.deviantart.com/sorgie), and a few other people I knew were here 3. do you like the " Pirates of the Caribbean " movies ? Random, but yes. I've seen them all, and I love them. :D 4. do you have the feeling too that everybody is leaving DA ? I don't, actually. I know a lot of people disappear for a while, but there are a lot of reasons for that, and sometimes they come bac

Watchers Poetry Project

Watchers Poetry Project

Okay, I'm stuck in this Jane Austen paper funk, and I'm not really sure how I got into it (aside from taking far too long to decide what I wanted my paper to be about). So! To remedy this, I'm starting a little holiday project for myself and my watchers. :D As you are all either artists or art appreciators (or dArama queens, who knows), this might be pretty fun. I've already gotten LoveYourBelly (https://www.deviantart.com/loveyourbelly) with the random poetry bug, so I'm now spreading it to you, watchers. You may feel free to spread it around to your watchers, too, and maybe there could be a big poetry thing, but I might be overreaching. Here's your mission! Leave a comment

Happy October, News, and G+

Happy October, News, and G+

Greetings and salutations, ghoulish fiends. It has been many moons since I updated my journal, so here you go! :woohoo: I still have Lyme Disease, but I'm doing much better. I found out that the medicine that treats it (that I'm not allergic to) also treats things like sinus infections (which I have... a lot) and bronchitis and other common annoying ailments. So I don't have to go to the doctor and beg him to believe that Lyme Disease exists and I have it. I can just go for something he knows I have, and I get treated for both. :gasp: It's kind of exciting. Also, it means the doctors hate me less. But treatment for Lyme is a painful thing (

Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues

Hello, lovelies! I just got back from vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks (super fun), and I have a sunburn and some faded freckles to show for it. Also, a couple of photos for you. :D I've vanished because a couple weeks ago, my laptop power cord literally exploded, flames and sparks and all, while I was holding it. I'm not exactly sure when I'm going to get another one, but hopefully it's soon because I NEED my laptop. :lol"  I'm writing from a sad, sad computer that I have to sit in the cold basement to use (and my poor Lyme Diseased back isn't happy about it). I'll give you what photos I can now, and I'll bring you a new update when I h

I'm in dA news!

I'm in dA news!

Hello, my watchers! I hope today finds you well. :) This is a nice, short journal for you! A while back, I joined a Elite-Bellydance (https://www.deviantart.com/elite-bellydance), and they do a really cool thing for their members: they interview them. They ask all sorts of interesting questions, and they make you feel very special. :) I expected the interview to just be in the group journal, but I got a message a minute ago, and it's actually in the news feed, so if you want to read it (or favorite it), check it out! :star: Here is the interview featuring me: http://news.deviantart.com/article/149143/ :star: Check out my new facebook page as well: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ph

Hello, Darlings!

Hello, Darlings!

How are you?

A Call to Arms

A Call to Arms

Snake Arms, that is! :dance: At long last, I have mustered up the energy to write a new journal. Huzzah! I am very proud of the group LoveYourBelly (https://www.deviantart.com/loveyourbelly), which is a group created to celebrate all things belly dance. We have some fabulous admins, and we've had great art coming into our galleries. But we could be better! We'd love to get our members more involved in the group with polls and features, and to do this, we need to be a super group. To be a super group, we need POINTS. So, at risk of bending backwards to beg for points, I would like to let you know that I have a donation pool up on my profile (yay!). Secretly, it's been there for
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And now... the Weather!

  |  8 votes
  • :happybounce: Polar Vortex forever! :happybounce:
  • :cries: Cease this madness! :cries:
  • :| I'm not bothered. :|
  • :dummy: I've learned to hibernate like a bear! :dummy:
  • :la: "We've got Cabin Fever! We're all going mad!" :la:
  • :confused: I haven't noticed anything different. :confused:
  • :lmao: I live outside the craziness. :lmao:
  • :snowing: "The cold never bothered me anyway." :snowing:
  • :giggle: I have become good friends with my blankets. :giggle:
  • :w00t: I am a hermit, and I am not ashamed. :w00t:

Going to London in July!

  |  7 votes
  • I've been, too!
  • I live there!
  • I've never been.
  • I want to go!
  • I'm going eventually!
  • You'll love it!
  • Yaaaaaaay!
  • You should know... [comment]

Society6 -- How do we feel about it? (in emoticons)

  |  5 votes
  • :party:
  • :shrug:
  • :shakefist:
  • :nod:
  • :no:
  • :explosion:
  • :typerhappy:
  • :worship:
  • Here's a link to my account: society6.com/TracyEngle
  • Comment if you have a Society6 account, and I'll check it out. :)

Watchers! Where are you?

  |  16 votes
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Australia
  • North America
  • South America
  • Antarctica
  • Moon
  • First star to the right and straight on till morning
  • Gallifrey

Do you know anything about Lyme Disease?

  |  14 votes
  • Yes - I have it! (comment with your story)
  • Yes - I know someone who has it! (comment with your story)
  • Yes - I am familiar with it.
  • Doesn't it come from tick bites?
  • It sounds kind of familiar.
  • I will check out your Lyme-themed features! fav.me/d4oxdea
  • No - why are you so loud about it? eclecticlikefurniture.blogspot…
  • I don't believe in Lyme Disease.
  • I've never heard of it.
  • I like limes! :lemon:

In your own life, you are..

  |  28 votes
  • the narrator
  • the main character
  • the comic relief
  • the hero
  • the villain
  • the lackey
  • the awkward bystander
  • the one in distress
  • the cute, complacent side character
  • the observant pov (maybe, maybe not the narrator)

What do you prefer to read?

  |  26 votes
  • fiction novels
  • nonfiction novels/stories
  • short stories
  • poetry
  • graphic novels
  • magazine articles
  • newspaper or online news articles
  • internet blogs
  • self-improvement
  • read? like...without pictures!?

What would you be most likely to buy (to hang on your w...

  |  19 votes
  • Abstract
  • Landscape
  • Industrial/Cityscape
  • Waterscape
  • Portrait-ish
  • Animal photos
  • Photos of objects (really cool objects - liiike...nailpolish;))
  • I wouldn't - I like blank walls.
  • It's IotaSorez's first poll! I'm so proud of her!
  • Something moral/conceptual