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I felt a scary exciting tingle in my heart today when I exchanged smiles with our soundman tonight.

Ok, so the tingle was a mere flutter under a tonne of glacial ice deep deep down, but it was compelling and a realisation that winter's kicking in everwhere but still rivers run deep and close to the heartblood.

Now for a stupid video where I wear a pink helmet and pixelate lots while showing off my new RAINBOW BRACES!!!

And also, cos I didnt get enough (easy!!) respondants to my game plea, I repeat it here!!

Can we play this game? I stole it from my friend in North Carolina!

Can you tell me what to take a photograph of, and then I'll take a photograph of it? You can tell me a few things, or one thing, or no things. Something like "your bookshelf!" or "an outfit you wear a lot lately" or "what your mood has been like" or "what makes you tired" or "the inside of your bedroom closet." You could even ask me questions that I'd need to answer pictorially, like, I dunno, "What is your favourite color" or something more imaginative than THAT example ;)

I want a photograph mission. And I want to feel I accomplished a little cool project that you can all be part of!

Help a girl out?

ALSO!! I found me my second favourite boy ever on the internet. (Casey will always be my #1!!!) but look!

Not only can he do this...!

But he can ALSO do THIS!!!

(this is a Travis Barker repost - thanks [livejournal.com profile] postbox!
miramanga: (braceface)
On this day TWO YEARS AGO, 2005, I got my braces...metal mouth for two years!

- Braces do not impact on your sex life in my two year experience. They don't get in the way of kissing and some boys *really* like them...!

- Braces can make you lisp sometimes if you get a lot of teefs movement

- Braces can lead to you "spraying" stuff that you should be "saying" and that can be embarrassing but if you have nice supportive friends who wear rainhats you'll be Oh Kay :)

Rain Hat

- Braces can be hard to clean. Always use mouthwash and brush regularly. I brush after each meal. The hygenist is your friend!

- Wearing braces can be FUN!

Brace yourself

Happy 2nd Brace Anniversary to MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

cute pod!
Excess freckles and braces with iPod in CA

Me & Mr Manga Dad
Braces go with family members too

Me & Father Richard
And members of the clergy

stop thrusting that in my face ;)
Colored O-rings are fun

Hands on Knees
Christmas 2007! Roll on my second year in braces!

Jaw Update

Nov. 16th, 2007 01:23 pm
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Looks like my big jaw operation will be coming up mid to late January now...I have had the final dentist / orthodontist checks, just two more ortho visits before the big day!!

Big Tooth!
Here is a huge blown up picture of my tooth that the dentist took. The grey stuff by the side of my tooth is the adhesive to keep the band tight.

Straight biteThe Gruesome ToothNormal bite
My bite is WAY outta wack. Left pic is me trying to bite normal / right pic is me letting my jaw bite the way it wants to, pic in the middle is my stupid face!

A Rose By Any Other Name...
That's why all the pics I take I pull a pout like this and you never really see me smile unless it's pouty Mick Jagger-esque type thing going on.


So, yeah, me + operation in January. I'm going to stay in Reading for my recovery, at my parents place. Thing is tho, they're going to be away. In !Africa! to be precise, so I am going to ask my friends to come stay with me in Reading to look after me! Err, I know it doesn't sound like a fun holiday but if that's something you'd fancy just, y'know...let me know! And you can come stay in the guest bedroom and look after me!! Le yay..(?!)

My penultimate coloured bands trip to the awesome Mr Harper is in December and I am going to get rainbow braces. Seven different colored O-rings. Whoo!
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This day two years ago the amazing Mr Harper decided we could go ahead and get my jaw fixed up

Long journey eh!?

I called today to get my rescheduled operation date, but no news so far, it's going to be in January tho.

Braces man. Word.
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An update...

This morning I went to see Mr Harper, he told me my operation date has been moved to January...good, cos I was stressing about the Christmas workload and bad, cos my parents will be in Kenya from the 18th Jan onwards...le eek!

Also! No rubber bands! Le yay! I was terrified I'd be fitted with ortho bands on my braces to guide my teeth into a different bite - they ping off when you sing and stuff and I had them before when I was thirteen. They're a bad scene. So! Superhappy about that!

A visiting lady ortho from Newbury took impressions of my bite, top and bottom and front on...and from these Mr Harper will make a mouth wafer which will be used in the actual operation. Of course I made the usual "sticky stuff in my mouth" jokes. These are now expected of me. Standard!

I came back to London, dropped our keyboard flight case in a minicab to take it back to Matt Snowball, Emperor of Equipment Hire and walked through the gorgeous sunshine and back streets of West London to work.

You can tell I live in the West, the cafe under my apartment was full of media types on lunch, I could hear a flautist practising as I walked past a window, there were tour buses full of bandmembers blinking in the sunlight as they gingerly exited vehicles to sign in at K West, au pairs pushing three wheeled buggies. I really enjoy the shady leafy avenues I shuffle along. A spivvy guy on a mobile walked purposefully past me saying "...well if the band don't WRITE more songs, there IS no deal!"....The West is the best. Get here, and we'll do the rest!

The sunshine is glorious today. Indian summer.


Jun. 29th, 2007 03:11 pm
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The latest ITV.com Duloks episode is up and contains many shots of me displaying exactly how much my jaw is wonky...YUCK! I can barely watch! PLUS I am lisping like Sylvester the cat.

I can't wait!!!!
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Me and the Red Racer are no more. He was stolen last night. Gutted


Good news this morning from the ortho surgeon tho - which is that they will only have to break my lower jaw for surgery and leave my top jaw alone! I secretly hoped that this would happen all along so I am very, VERY relieved! It means that I won't be wired up you see. We're scheduling the op for early December as far as I know.

Last night I had a great night - I saw lots of old friends at the Dublin Castle and made new ones and then tripped out to the Interpol aftershow ending up after that eventually at the Soho Hotel. All was well until I woke up and found my car was gone. I feel sick. What will I do without my Red Racer? I didn't mind about being a single girl with him around....I feel like I've lost part of my identity.

I have decided not to stress about this until after I return from LA, but secretly I am worry worry worry. Thank God for my mum and dad. Seriously.

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So today I have been upgraded* with the harshest wires ever...owch. My teeth feel soooo tight!! On the Nurofen Plus and Paracetomol...I am saving the Co-codeine for later. Yum.

I chose "pink panther pink" bands again.

NEWS JUST IN - Looks like the operation will be in December possibly but more will be confirmed in an Osteopathy clinic on May 16th.

The operation will be taking place in Oxford and not Reading now, so all you Oxfordians ([livejournal.com profile] juggzy & [livejournal.com profile] jarethshair spring to mind as being most Oxfordly!), please come and visit me! Will let you know when I am up for the slice and dice.

* Dr Who ref
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Exciting trip to the gorgeous Mr Harper today. My teeth have moved superfast and he says after the next adjustment I will start going to the co-clinics - which are Orthodontic and Surgical...so we'll start discussing THE OPERATION!!!

Also, it seems I may have to have my wisdom teeth out, all four of them! Bummer eh? They all came in with no problem and are strong and healthy but may be surplus to requirements. Irony. THAT'S irony Alanis.

So, here's a pic of my new braces.

Shiny new braces

They are PINK! Supercute, which means they match some of my lipglosses and that I will probably buy more lipglosses and make up to match as well. Girly = good!

On the way back to London I thought about dying on the operating table and other things, which leads me neatly to my next post which is about....

Not Sexy

Jan. 22nd, 2007 11:12 am
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Ugly teefs
Originally uploaded by Mira Manga.
Braces update! Yay! I know how you all love these!

Soooo, my teeth are all superstraight now, which is rad, BUT they no longer grip onto each other to form a functional bite so my lower jaw is sliding far over to the right.

This results in lisping, extra spittle flying thru the air when I get excited and a wonky(er) face! Whooo!! :)

(Also a gap inbetween my teeth big enough for me to stick my pink tongue thru - as pictured!)

Add to this, I found grey hairs #6 and #7 this weekend =

Not sexy!
miramanga: (dulok jocks!)
There is a video interview of the Duloks from a few weeks back by the exceptional Anders Christian on our Duloks MySpace Page - you need to look under the Duloks profile pic and click videos. Anders was interviewing us to learn about the E.R.I.C. scene that we invented AKA Comedy Electro Indie Rock but ERIC for short and cos its a nicer acronym....

I talk in that mashed up way cos of the WINE that Anders gave me and cos of my mash up teefs with braces on. I never realised that it was this bad before though...it's pretty bad..and my face is all Wallace & Grommit animation look. Ick!

The Duloks Talk

Anyway I should also apologise for talking so much crap. I wish I could say it was the editing. BUT it's just me. Talking crap ;)

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On this day last year I got my accursed braces....!

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Another 7 weeks, another check up.

I wanted to tell you guys some good news. But on this occasion I really think that there is none to tell!

So, early estimates are - another eight to ten months before I'll be ready for the operation.

I've been brushing my teeths really well hygiene-wise, but my gums are taking a real beating...I have to lay off 'em - you have to be careful cos otherwise it all goes wrong.

Also, the killing neck/back/head pain I've been waking up with each morning is caused by muscle tension radiating from my jaw. I have to try and relax my jaw. The only problem with this is that if I do relax my jaw, I look like I've had a stroke!

No more chewing gum either.

Mr Harper is still as dashing as ever. But it didn't make me feel any better this time.

Next appt with him is on the 21st December (festive!) and I will be having the dreaded SPACERS again. Yeuch.

Please all pray to the God of Braces for me.
miramanga: (braceface)
Some dude on Flickr made a favourite of my braces and boobs picture...so I went to investigate him and look at all his other favourite pictures

miramanga: (Drunk)
I feel so fucking sick it's unfuckingbelieveable....I think I might die tonight


EDIT Puking whilst in braces is SO bad. It's exactly as you would imagine.. GROSS



In other new news, BIG props to Gordo for taking a Manga Style adventure to go see the Posies in Espana! Gordo you're the best!! xx

9 months

Aug. 28th, 2006 02:55 am
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I could have had a baby in this time. I haven't had one but if I'd given birth to a boy I'd have called him Rad. And he'd have had green eyes!!! ;)

I went to see Mr Harper on Thursday - if I look deep enough into his eyes I don't feel any discomfort...he thinks we're about half way through the pre-operation treatment...*sighs*

I now have square wires on my top and bottom teeth, this is to to change the axial inclination of my teeth and help the roots settle....I think. It's a very exact science now. I approve of this.

I have to go back in October for more attachments to be made...I have four unmetallic teeth left but they're gonna get the treatment too now.

Awww phooey!
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Will braces affect your sex life?

WARNING: Really bad Microsoft Clip Art style graf at top of the page of people with braces being amorous
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Mr Harper, he of the green eyes and gentle dental appliances informs me that although my teeth are moving well, we will definately have to operate on both the top and bottom jaw. I was hoping we'd just have to do one but it's not going to happen like that.

I now have a square wire through my top teeth and a thicker round wire on my bottom set - next appointment is August 24th.

The road leads ever onwards....

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