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First off…

New layout! I figured that I wanted something more to Dreaming Arcadia’s name, as you probably don’t know, I got the name Arcadia not just from the word itself but from a game: Skies of Arcadia. It’s a jrpg that is focused in the sky and you follow three characters along in their adventures in the sky. The world is just the sky and sadly the game cannot be found anymore except for high prices but I plan on emulating it and playing the hell out of it.

So, as you know Arcadia is from Greek Mythology and it is said to be a pastoral place that the god Pan lived. So, basically happiness and tranquility in one place in Greece and it’s also a city in Greece but Arcadia is a state of mind. It’s a place of mind, too as you go to peace with yourself. It’s peace and something that I long for so it was natural to ask for these characters from Skies of Arcadia to be in this layout by Cristina of Lovemore and it’s responsive, too, so I am lucky to know a great and creative web designer like her. So, now you know the origins of the blog’s name and what it means to me as a person and what I strive for. We should all strive for peace in not just in ourselves but our lives as well and for that, I wanna give a thanks to my commentators on the previous post about my job issues. It means a lot to me that so many people were sympathetic and knew where I was coming from and how anxiety can reduce a person down to their basic level. Anxiety is really the worst and I am trying my best to fight and claim my victory but know that not everyone can benefit from medications, there are those that are medication resistant meaning that their bodies don’t tolerate and won’t be affected by medication and while I am not that, I can understand how a body grow a tolerance for certain medications and it’s something to be wary of because anyone can become medication resistant.

Me currently. Yes, I shaved off my hair except the center pink
Since starting my upped dosage of Lamictal, I am starting to feel better but only I can try and change the messages in my head but I still need to learn how to cope with stress in healthy ways and having good days are difficult sometimes or having two weeks in the row that are good but I maintain that things do work out in the end, even if I don’t totally believe in things happening for a reason. Things just happen without rhyme or reason and sometimes there’s no meaning in senseless things and trying to come up with silver linings where there is not, is a failing on our part to accept the bad that just happens whether by our own hand or not.

Then I finally got the game I have been craving for so long for 43 dollars at Gamestop because we used a 10 dollars off coupon for pre owned games and also, being an pro member with Gamestop got us additional percentage off.


I finished Persona 4 Golden and I bet to say that the Persona series is quickly becoming my favorite over Final Fantasy as their heyday is long gone now with later installments even Final Fantasy XV was lacking in some story aspects but going back to the original Personas, I am hooked. I am also playing the PSP version of Persona 1 and it’s so different but it’s worth soaking up for the stories are so compelling along with the characters.

Got a lot of my photos back from Cat of Silent-White and I wanna share them and so here are my favorites! I cosplayed as Usagi Tsukino or Serena from Sailor Moon in her normal sailor summer fuku.

I got my wig from Arda Wigs, and also my uniform shirt from Spree Picky, skirt from Etsy, shoes and socks from thrift stores. All the props already belonged to me and they are official, too.

 

Posted on July 24th, 2017 in Blog, pictures by Michelle. 6 Comments

Posted on July 24th, 2017, at 8:19 am by Cristina Cocioabă.

I am glad that I finally found out where the name came from. I am happy that you like the layout and that it fits perfectly with the meaning of the name. You have no idea how happy and proud it makes me <3.

I a sure that one day, you manage to conquer your anxiety. Great things take a lot of time, but I know you will get there. I believe in you <3

I love the pictures <3. The last one is amazing. You look so cuuute <3
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Posted on July 24th, 2017, at 5:55 pm by Cat.

Ah, I didn’t know you named your site after Skies of Arcadia! I’m not familiar with that game. By the way, it looks like the header image has fan art in it, but the artist isn’t credited anywhere? Did you get the artist’s permission to use their art like this?

I’m glad you’re feeling better after your Lamictal was adjusted. I hope you’ll figure out a way to handle stress better. That can be a tough thing to deal with.

I see so many people enjoying Persona 5! It’s a series I’ve been meaning to get into, but I haven’t yet. Also, I was happy to do a photoshoot for you again!
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Posted on July 24th, 2017, at 11:30 pm by Maroon Caludin.

Love the layout! Its so beautiful! And the meaning behind your name is lovely!

Glad to hear you’re doing fairly well! =3 Also cool cosplay!
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Posted on July 27th, 2017, at 11:51 am by Amy.

Love the new layout! The colours are beautiful! Really enjoyed finding out the meaning of your site name too. It’s such a great name!

Glad you’re feeling a bit happier. I love your cosplay photos – you look great! And Persona 5 sounds fantastic!
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Posted on July 28th, 2017, at 4:03 am by Kenny.

As always, you’re gorgeous, and it is nice to hear that things are getting better for you. 🙂
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Posted on July 28th, 2017, at 1:17 pm by Lucien.

I’m not into cosplay, but your Sailor Moon one is awesome; you nailed every single detail. Gonna call you Bunny from now on. 😀

Thank you for your comment, by the way; I’m very happy you like the design. 🙂