My name is Emmy. My life primarily consists of college courses and sewing (for both theatre and cosplay). I'm a stitcher in my university's costume shop and also work out of my own basement sweatshop. I'm a staff member for the local anime convention, making me either a geek or a nerd depending on the weather. I started cosplaying in 2010, and while I'm not yet prolific at it, I hope to be as soon as I have the money and means to be so.
I also write, but this journal will most likely not include much about that (except in the event that I cosplay my own characters. I'm self-indulgent like that).
Aside from being a student, working, sewing, and writing, I also read books (generally over the summer) and play video games (occasionally, about one solid month out of the year). In the area of books I prefer fantasy or speculative fiction or whatever we're calling it these days, and bow down to the works of Diana Wynne Jones, Patrick Rothfuss, and Sarah Monette. I'm also an unabashed Sherlock Holmes fan. In the vein of videogames, I'm almost strictly a JRPG person, with a definite bias in favor of the Final Fantasy and Tales Of series, though I'll take time out of any day for Ace Attorney--or I would, if I owned a DS. I haven't bought a new video game since FFXII and have received nearly all my gaming platforms as second-hand gifts. I could probably be described as an anime fan, though I don't watch it often and have a hard time keeping up with current releases. I prefer English dubs and don't care who knows it; I don't have the attention span to read my anime and I like to show my support for the voice actors. As a final note, large fandoms frighten me.
I've had this journal since 2005. Most of the posts pre-2009 have been made invisible for the sake of my pride, as I'm going to try and give this whole "blogging" thing another go, this time primarily with updates about theatre costuming, cosplay, and (as ever) dream journal updates. Even if nobody cares about my dreams but me. Everything pre-2011 in this journal will either be dream journal entries, blog posts from my study-abroad semester in England, scattered convention reports, or left public because I thought they were kind of cute.