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Portugal

Why, hullo there!
Welcome to my humble dA account!

My name is Mariana (aka Miana). I'm Portuguese and I spend my time between two Portuguese cities - Aveiro, my home-town, and Vila Real, where I'm currently studying Veterinary Medicine. My dream is to become a wildlife vet specialized in big cats, or a clinician specialized in cats and exotic species, and work in the UK.

I also try to do a whole world of other things on the sides, and wouldn't say no to many other learning experiences and career paths. I used to dance Ballet and play piano before going to University, too. Currently, my spare time is divided between teaching English, watching anime, cosplaying, reading, writing, playing video games and boardgames, so on and so forth.
Oh, and it goes without saying that I spend lots of time on the interwebs.

You can tell that already but my interests include a large range of indoor, geekish activities, as I'm mostly an introvert and enjoy entertaining myself the most. Of course, I love conventions and friendly comfortable environments, the same way I love interesting and thoughtful people, so feel free to talk to me any time.

I promise I won't be very awkward!



Where else can you find me?
- Youtube
- Twitter
- Hummingbird
- Steam
- Shelfari
- MyAnimeList
- Blurbarians - collaboration review blog for anime, books, games and more!

(no you cannot find me on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. sorry!)

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HAPPY 2014!


Sorry for such a delay, I know I haven't updated dA in ages :P

This journal was due a long time ago but I've been pushing it back ever since IA OPO 2013, in hopes I would get exciting stuff done in the meantime to show you and talk to you about. September to December were pretty hard times for me and I was in no mood to get cool stuff going. Uni was also sucking the little strength I had left, like a Dementor feasting on my happy thoughs, so as much as it pains me to say everything got a bit... on hold.

But new year new life, right? I wasn't useless all along and I do have more stuff to show you now, so I guess that end of the bargain worked. However, I haven't been back home for long enough to use a sewing machine and dive head-first into cosplay, so I have no pictures, tutorials or progress news for you... sorry cosplayer friends ^^;

Off to it, let's end this silence in three parts!



Youtube

Well, yeah my old youtube project is pretty much on hold, but I have a NEW YOUTUBE PROJECT. I've been doing first impressions for the new anime season in vlog style, and will probably keep going with full reviews, anime covers, and other stuff I feel like doing since it's my channel and I can do whatever the hell I want with it! :3

If you want to check it out, I have Winter 2014 first impressions for Space Dandy, Hamatora, Noragami, Buddy Complex, Nobunagun, Nobunaga the Fool, Pupa, Tonari no Seki-kun and Strange+ so far. I've been updating it pretty often so expect some more videos soonish!



Cosplay

You probably have seen my finished Haiji cosplay by now. I mean, holy cow three months passed by since then!!!

Iberanime was a really fun experience, even if very tiresome. Some of my friends came to a convention for the first time :iconwixcat: :iconlithiumbreath: :iconlacrymosa-am:, which was pretty darn awesome, and Wiscat and her No Face cosplay was arguably the most popular cosplay of the weekend! :D I was really glad that people recognized me even though the character was from a not all that well known manga, and everything was fun. The organization kind of sucked more this time, and there was no proper space for our Para Para Dances, which was the saddest thing ever :(

Still I got to meet Wanda :iconwanda-chi: and Loke :iconlokeva: in person after following them for so long, I met really nice people on the artist booths, and I found people I haven't been with since like forever (Sofia :icondarkwings16:, it was so amusing that we were trying to recognize eachother under our cosplays even though we'd met during the summer xD)

ANd I did get to meet Calssara :iconcalssara: , that lovely lovely girl, and talk to her for a while! Got pics with her and her autograph and all that jazz. She's one of my idols when it comes to cosplay, and her personality is just sooooooo shiny :3 If you're reading this by any chance, THANK YOU SO MUCH <3 You're adorable and really fun to hang out with, I hope we can meet in the future!!


Me looking derpy and awkward next to Calssara, the goddess. Isn't she gorgeous? :3

In terms of cosplay plans, they remain the same, although I willl be cosplaying Medusa from Soul Eater before Nekozawa since, as it turns out, I didn't have enough fabric for his cape...
Can't you just tell how noob I am at cosplay? Yeah... ^^;



Blurbarians

Since the last time I advertised our blog, there has been lots of cool stuff going on over there, particularly thanks to Vit :icongerivaz: and Diogo, my friends who write about videogames. Me and Tessa :icontessblack: upped our game today and posted our own updates, so feel free to check our reviews if they interest you ;)

» Anime reviews

» Book reviews

» Video game reviews


That's all for now! You can find me in the usual places if you wanna drop me a word (or kick my shins for not doing stuff like this as often as I should) and now you can also find me on Hummingbird, and on Twitter which I use more often than MyAnimeList.



Mata ne~! <3

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Neves7seven Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Feliz aniversário!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Airborne Headbang! Hi! Have your cake and eat it too Here's a kiss for you, my love! w00t! Juggle 
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silly-redpanda Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Obrigada :D
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Neves7seven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De nadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X33333333333333
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AxellPieces Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hey hey miaanaaaaa
hanase here~
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silly-redpanda Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yo ^^
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AxellPieces Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hi !
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sophie-art Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Obrigada pelo fav :hug:
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silverharmony Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav, glad you enjoyed the Trinity Blood cosplay! Trinity Blood: The New Human Empire by silverharmony
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JaniellMarie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite!!!
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silly-redpanda Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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