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See the full original Celestial deviation here [link] Here's a link (in my Sta.sh) to a few pics of the custom T-shirt and tote bag: [link]
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EDIT/EXTRA BIT: Okay so I put the update here yesterday, but I think I accidentally had it to set to not notify anyone, let's see if I can get it right this time
(Hope you're having a good weekend/week
Below is the 15 December bit:
Not going to say much, but at least I can access my journal again after a few days of being unable to (there was some kind of server prob which dA seems to have fixed, though my journal may still load slowly for some due to the number of images in other journals - there seems to be no way to reduce the extensive number of journals dA loads all at once on a single page)!
ALSO I FINALLY received my Cafepress order, yes the ORIGINAL one!! After TWO MONTHS! (mailed 9 October)
(Some of you may know that Cafepress told me they would send me a new order and I didn't have to return the other one if it ever arrived. Well the second order hasn't arrived yet, even though they told me it would get here by 6 December, but it doesn't matter now that the original is here.) There is no clue or sign why it took so long to get to me because there isn't even a customs fee or anything, so I wouldn't know where it spent so much time. I am just SO glad it's here and that it's well-printed, the T-shirt and tote bag. I actually chose to have my character, Celeste, printed on both sides of those (the character at the top of my journal, but a couple of her blue-eyed pics, I mean blue-HAIRED!! This is an edit, she's always blue-eyed!!)! No I haven't taken any photographs of the things yet, I have so much I need to do actually, especially following a few hours of power failure in the area yesterday and my general slowness or whatever. I do my best. Man, it's so hot here. Summer clearly arrived this week!!
I know I owe replies to messages and notes, what's new? I feel bad, but I'm trying, I promise. -----------------------------
Well! Maybe it has started to become monthly, but who knows, right?? I didn't have a nice name for it, so there ya go!
Could you let me know if you have a problem getting to my journal/s? Because I find it very hard at times to reach my journal page, to be honest! It's superslow, which is strange because it never used to be like that. I know my huge shoutboard used to still take its time to show all the thumbnails in the far and distant past, but the actual journal always came up fast. Now it's mostly a mission to get here. I don't mean by going to the profile page and looking at it there though. (But I need to change a setting about how many journals it must show, not sure, I'll try to check!) Anyway!
(Edit: I see it keeps telling me things about a script not working on the page, I must look into that!!)
I have a story about stuff I ordered from Cafepress.com or whatever that full website address is. Long ago I had the idea of using Cafepress to possibly print one of my commissions (and thus an original character or more) onto an item of clothing, you know? Now of course they aren't local to me (since I'm not in the US, I'm at the tip of Africa), but I didn't exactly know a convenient local option. Anyway I tried to organise myself a sweatshirt or something, I can't even remember what it was, but it seemed to just hang/freeze and not get anywhere when I tried to save and buy. Well in early October, I guess it was, the start of October, thereabouts (don't feel like checking my emails) this year, I tried again. At first it seemed to be doing the same thing, but then it worked, I chose a tote bag and a T-shirt. But then when I needed to pay, it was giving me troubles when I tried to do it using my Amazon amount (which was an option they gave you) and I logged a help request thingie, so would have to wait perhaps 24 hours for a response. Meanwhile I had the notion that with the Amazon option for some strange reason it was only HALF-picking up that I was in another country, so it was telling me the postage was the LOCAL price, but then couldn't process that info because it didn't match my address. This is what I GUESSED was happening, so I decided to do that purchase part all over again, via PAYPAL directly and that worked! So I sent a revised message to them telling them I got it to work, but I got the sense my message didn't go to them because I got no automated receipt, so I sent it again. Still nothing. So I thought, oh well, let's wait and see. Anyway the next day someone told me they noticed I had got my order to work, but to contact them if there were any further problems. So I explained how I had actually tried to send a revised message and I explained again what I suspected went wrong when I tried the Amazon route. Basically I was suggesting they look into that problem because it might mean other potential customers would also run into the same glitch and not even end up ordering, you know? Well then someone else replied to me and said they were glad they could help and to let them know if there was anything else. I was like, to myself: WHAAAAAAA??? You didn't DO anything to help me, I worked it out by myself and you guys aren't even investigating that problem!! Not the first time that sort of thing has happened, where you try to point out a glitch (like when dA has posted me things at times and left out part of my address, so it takes ages to reach me) and it doesn't appear that anyone actually looks into it because it's like they think you're just some arbitrary idiot who doesn't know anything. Anyway
I didn't feel like fighting with them, I just hoped they would print my stuff at least decently, even if not splendidly, and then send them my way and I hoped my package would arrive within a week or two, maybe three weeks or four because when it starts to be MORE that's when it really starts to eat at me. Not as if that's their fault, I hope. One can only hope their labelling for my package at least had the correct address on it
The T-shirt was half-price that weekend. So why didn't I rather just choose a more expensive postage option?? That won't necessarily have helped, I suppose, but ANYWAY, I'm still ffffing waiting. Now, there IS a DHL GlobalMail tracking number for it, but that only works inside the US, most likely, because this country isn't one that has DHL GlobalMail. DHL, yes, but that parcel is supposed to go with the usual mail once here. Anyway if worse comes to worst (Is that even the correct saying??) I'll have to re-order a new set, for the love of God, and try a fancier postal option. Tried to trace it through our Customs system, but they seemingly could not compute the very long DHL tracking number and DHL here doesn't deal with that particular type of 'GlobalMail'. There's still a chance it'll get here because some things have taken up to 3 months to reach me (6 months in one case!), though that was rare. And I'm not even talking mail going by ship. Also I have received more than 99.5% of mail ever sent to me, I'd say, so I'm seriously hoping it arrives in the next short while. I just have no confidence in telling Cafepress about this because why would they be able to do anything? Still, I'll let them know regardless, soon. Near-impossible to get one of my characters onto a shirt or bag clearly, GAH! After all these years!
Something I ordered from dA recently when they had their free postage hasn't arrived here yet either, but that was weeks after the Cafepress biz, I guess. That isn't for me though, it's for a friend. And I'm hoping it doesn't take six months to get here because that thing I mentioned which took six months before, that was from dA
The way I 'got lucky' there was that they actually sent me an extra print in the meantime, so I got a free one when the second one finally arrived. I told them about it, but they said I could keep it. And I've still got it preserved for the future now. Yay. I mean YAY!!
So guys, please ask the postal angels to help my stuff get here, please
Don't worry, I won't order more stuff for myself now! I actually haven't been, this year or even last year really. Anyway, who cares, right? WHO CARES?!
Somehow it feels as if the cold I had (stuffy, clogged nose mainly) for the past two days is nearly gone
Well I can hope! I made sure I rested/slept more and took Corenza C. And I hope those horrible itchy big red bumps I was bitten with are done with, even if some of them are still fading, but the days of itching seem over. Please let them be over, I wish forever! (the flea or somesuchthing is dead and I hope there was just one
) I don't know where it came from, a neighbour's pet perhaps, who knows? WHO KNOWS?
Ah, there was a tempting dA offer recently, buy 1 get one free premium membership, do you recall? I found it strange that it was trying to make me get a full year and thus 24 months in total, so I thought, never mind, forget it, I'll stick with my current 8 months or whatever.
Oh! I meant to start this off apologising for being so slow to reply to messages (and even notes, yes, I do have a couple or more). It really does bug me, so I'm sorry, but I do also try to do whatever I can, you know? I just don't often have the right replying type of mood and yes there are time restrictions of course too. Nowadays I usually stay logged onto dA a lot, but am definitely not here ALL THE TIME.
I'm going to end this for now, but might add an update to this same journal now and again soon, dunno yet, okay? It's two a.m. here and this thing is already too long for one sitting, right? Thought so! Thanks for reading though, if you did
Lots of love,
Melody If a book can be a song, if lyrics can be way long,
Then I'm still writing, composing, singing, orchestrating
My LookInside will be ready eventually
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