Well, the finished article lived up to the sketch! My new favourite tattoo. It isn't half sore today, though!

hiptobes:
Dope!
dariianity:
Wooow I'm so jealous

So, today I got to see the first sketch of the design for my new tattoo.

Really looking forward to Friday now!

wolfwood1203:
Looks amazing so far.

So, two weeks ago, faced with a fledging bald patch after two decades with long hair, I took a set of clippers to my scalp and gave myself a no. 3 all over. What have I learned since?

1. This feels really strange. I'm not weirded out by the way the wind feels across my head any more, but I still get loads of...
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axelfendersson:
I would submit that the constant tedious obsession with my hair is also a turn-off, except that mostly I keep that to myself. I only keep rambling about it here because I don't really have anywhere else to share this crap. It helps to put it into words but I'd rather not share this with the people I know in person.

I've been having a really good week. Work has been fairly easy with no major hassles. We've had the first bit of really good weather this year, which makes everything nicer.

Monday wasn't anything special, although having reasonably nice weather to cycle to and from Pilates was a nice change.

Dancing on Tuesday as usual. I've been a bit nervous about...
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22 days until my next tattoo appointment.

8 days until payday.

2 days until the hairpocalypse.

3 hours until I see Savage Messiah in Camden. 🤘

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elerancida:
6 days until my payday finally ahahah
axelfendersson:
Wow, this has popped up on the front page. Fame at last. To update: 19 days to the tattoo, 5 days until payday, ohmygodallmyhairisgonethisfeelssoweird, and the gig was awesome.

I mentioned before that the time has come to face up to my creeping hair loss, do the honourable thing, and commit s-hair-ppuku.

I had been planning on committing this inescapable act of self-mutilation on the 14th of this month. On that date I will have been single for exactly a year, and it seemed to fit somehow.

But I'm hoping to go and...
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axelfendersson:
Decided to give it an extra week. I'll still have it for the gig on Thursday (and for the SG Blackheart Burlesque show on Friday if I go to that, which I'm considering but still undecided on for now). Next weekend, though, it's coming off.
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(Not necessarily released this year, just stuff that I've listened to a lot in the past 12 months)

Chvrches, Every Open Eye. Although I listened to both their albums a lot this year, and I think that The Bones of What You Believe is my favourite overall, it was this one that I hadn't listened to before. It's slightly more upbeat than...
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First act started out full of promise, but rapidly deteriorated and ended on a massive down-note. Second act had some great moments and there was some good character development stuff but it was too heavily dominated by getting over the end of act one. Third act looked hopeful but the initially-promising plot twist turned out to just be a disappointing red herring and overall the...
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axelfendersson:
And that's just for me personally, never mind the awful shit-show it's been for the world in general.
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Each night she's on the balcony
He loves her from afar
His soft, sad eyes are hypnotised
She shines down like a star.
His heart will break forever
His kind can't have affairs
For Dachshunds with erections
Can't climb stairs.

His home's a humble bungalow
And hers a penthouse flat
He cannot go where she can go
And that, they say...
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I've been trying to fill in some of the gaps in my profile, and I am still really confused by the 'pidgeonholes' category. If I try to think of a few one-word labels to apply to myself, none of them are on the list. Never mind; let's try the ones that are there. Turns out that's not much easier. Do these apply...
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