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( Jun. 7th, 2009 11:03 pm)

In other news, my new job is good (they pay me!) but physically taxing. I come home every day with aching feet and back. Hopefully I will get stronger in the long run (and not fuck up my back.) In my spare time, I've been watching an unholy amount of the TV show Greek, which is both horrible and wonderful and for which there really really needs to be more slash. Seriously, there's like one girlslash story out there and maybe 4-5 boyslash (okay, more if you count the canon Calvin/Heath which I don't because, um. Heath is boring. As is Michael and he also has bad hair. Calvin srsly needs a wider dating pool.)

I have so much ficathon writing to get caught up on. OMG. Why do I do this to myself? And yet I am really excited. I have decreed that Wednesday will be the DAY OF WRITING for lo, I am working tomorrow and Tuesday and Thursday and on Friday we're going to the boy's family and Saturday to Boston (I think???) And then I GET SUNDAY OFF YAY. I don't care that I'm only working three days, I get an actual weekend that lines up with the boy's. Who knows when that will ever happen again.
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( May. 25th, 2009 11:23 am)
So I'm all gradumacated and stuff. Now to find summer job. Or not!

What are y'all doin' this summer?

P.S. I won a prize! For theater!

P.P.S. I keep forgetting to cross-post from dreamwidth.
- Mrraarahrahra.

- Last night I played a game where you run around in a darkened theater and try not to get tagged and turned into a "vampire" (there's more rules but that's the basic idea.) It was SO MUCH FUN. Does anyone know of other games like that? I played one at RPI last year that I think was called "Murder" but I can't remember the rules and my google-fu is failing me on this.

- Does anyone have these Merlin Season 2 set pictures that maybe weren't supposed to be posted online (and could you link/email them to me)?

- We are almost definitely moving out of our place at the end of this month. Which is good, b/c the rent is v. high. We're not sure where we're moving to, or if the boy will stay down here and I'll go home... But our friend who lives in the apartment we used to live in has offered to let us stay there (even with the cats! which I was not expecting at all) so that's a huge relief. On the other hand, I still really want to live in one of these.

- On Tuesday, the boy was sick so he came home from work early and we rewatched all of Doctor Who Season 3. It was glorious. Also, we started watching Dollhouse (Joss Whedon's new show) on this recommendation. I have to say, I don't think I'll be writing porn for this fandom. I think I'd feel way too icky.

- I'm on Chapter 5 of Watchmen. You know how some Harry Potter fans are all about the Marauders? Well, I think I'm going to be all about the Minutemen. It helps that about half of them are canon queer it seems like. (I think this is kinda awesome.)

- Today I submitted a bunch of prompts for the next Kinkfest round, including some for Merlin, Merlin RPF, Being Human (RPF), Pineapple Express, and Audrey/Jac. (Speaking of the latter, [livejournal.com profile] yinyangggg for all your Audrey/Jac needs.)

- In case ye've not heard, fandom voting for [livejournal.com profile] femslash09 is still open. You don't have to be writing in it to vote, btw.

- [livejournal.com profile] writing_buffy looks pretty awesome. Too bad I'm not writing in BtVS fandom (well, aside from those backlogged WIPs.) I'm pretty much failing at writing AT ALL right now and it's not a good feeling. I did start a journal though. I feel lately like I don't know who I am anymore and I think it's partly my lack of documented thought processes. And yet I believe strongly in oral language - in stories (and songs) that spoken and sung, not written down. Maybe it's just that my existence was predominantly text-based for my first 15 years.

- Goodbye unreadable fonts and color text on same color styles! I finally found a Greasemonkey plug-in that automatically changes livejournal pages to your own journal style: My_Livejournal_Style. Since I like seeing frontpages of journals and communities in their own style but posts in my style, I have the following settings (under "Manage User Scripts"):

Included pages

Excluded pages
(plus all the ones automatically listed)

There's probably some others I haven't run across yet. I'm actually thinking of adapting it so that it adds ?format=light instead of ?style=mine to pages - then I wouldn't have to be logged in for it to work. It should be adaptable to Dreamwidth too.
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( Jan. 12th, 2009 10:18 am)
So, I'm back... to some extent anyway. Hi!

(Uh. For some reason, this is completely terrifying. Like reintroducing myself to high school friends or something... Okay, not quite that terrifying. But I'm going to have forgotten people's names and stuff 'cause I'm TERRIBLE with names. Please forgive me!)

So, um, let's see. Last fall was my last semester of college. I directed a play and wrote a bunch of stuff. It went surprisingly well. I've discovered that I am a kinetic learner and it was great to be able to do something so hands-on. I'm actually not quite done yet - I still have some writing and stuff to do but I will graduate this spring. I'm (nominally) looking for a job now.

A. (the boy) is still working at the library but his new boss sucks monkey ball wrapped in bacon so he's thinking about quitting. We've been talking about whether moving to northern Vermont or Boston in the sometime future might be a good idea. And the boy has been talking about applying to Oxford in a few years time!

On August 20 2008, the sweetest, most wonderful cat in the world died. Gink was with us for about 9 months and I think that he was really happy during that time. I was away for most of that spring and he was the boy's sole companion then, so it was especially hard on him. I'm not usually a very sappy person, but I do think that Gink was an exceptional being. We used to joke that he was an alien investigating life on earth, because sometimes he just didn't act like a cat. He never bit or scratched and he loved to be cuddled and picked up. In the end, he got sick - we don't know with what but he had jaundice and stopped eating. We took him to the vet but he died a week later. I had to leave the next day to co-lead an orientation trip for a week (which went very well) but we mourned him together when I got back. And strangely on the same night (while I was on this trip) A. and I both had a dream about an orange cat.

In October we got two new cats from the Humane Society. They are silly, crazy beasts -- Caruso is about two and he gets into everything (including the toilet if you don't put the lid down) and Badger who is five or six and is a lady lapcat. Caruso is an orange tabby and Badger is a grey, orange, black and white torbie.

Sorry, that's a lot about cats but they are pretty central to my life. Hmm. What else. I'm learning how to knit and I'm going to try to make a knitted doll (yes I am ambitious!) I made a tiny red hat for it yesterday.

On the fandom front, I'm already getting back into stuff now that I have some time. I read and commented on a lot of Yuletide fics this year (I was one of the top ten non-writer commentors for about one day! Hehe!) And my birthday present from A. this year was going to see "Equus" in NYC. We went on December 29th and it was very cool. I saw Harry Potter naked! *cough* More importantly, I am now a big Richard Griffiths fan. We drove back to Vermont on New Year's Day and had surprise tall, dark-haired visitors (good luck!)

Surprise, surprise, I'm getting sucked into Merlin fandom. (Oh god! it's like the new SGA...) I had watched the pilot last fall with A. and we agreed "this is worse than the BBC Robin Hood!" The anachronisms are rife (tomatoes, corn, people sticking their goddamn swords in the ground all the time, to name a few.) But I can't resist a burdgeoning fandom that includes so many of my favorite writers... so now I've watched all the eps and I've got a couple fics started and vid ideas and... shit, it's embarrassing. Happily, this has also interested me in the real King Arthur story. Last week I read Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia (the Arthurian passages and the story of Brutus establishing Britain) which was *hilarious* and now I'm listening to a recording of Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. It's fun. :-) If anyone wants to recommend me some good modern Arthurian retellings, that'd be sweet.

Yup, so that's me in a nutshell long rambly post. What's new with you guys?
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( Aug. 10th, 2007 05:41 pm)
I am just feeling completely STUCK. I got re-inspired yesterday to work on my Doctor Who fanvid only to discover that my preview copy of Premiere Pro has expired. Suck. So, I'm currently uninstalling and re-installing it with the hope that that will let me use it again (and hopefully I won't lose what I've worked on so far, in the process.) But just, GAH! Why are computers so difficult? And technology in general? I feel like it's just that there's so MUCH of it that I can never keep up with all the new problems and new hacks and the new versions of things with their own new problems. But I'm also not BAD ENOUGH that I can just throw my hands up and get someone else to do it for me. Or if I am, I'm too stubborn to admit it.

Also, I signed up for a web design users group but now I'm all nervous because I basically don't know the first thing about web design. Though I have ideas for things I'd like to do... none of which have anything to do with my thesis project for college. Or with getting a job, which I will need to do very soon as my current job is about to end.

This, however, makes me happy: David Tennant singing and dancing to The Boy with the Thorn in His Side (The Smiths). I introduced someone to The Smiths today - she quite liked them, especially "Cemetary Gates", which is a favorite of mine.


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