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Saturday, January 31st, 2015 12:32 pm
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] hilarytamar!

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Saturday, January 31st, 2015 05:30 am
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It is raining. It's been raining all winter. No snow. No ice. Not even freezing rain. Just...rain. I slept long enough, though more RLS. I must get some Benadryl. I seem to recall that helping back on Abilify, Malakijr you're right. I could also probably call the clinic Monday and ask for a beta-blocker, so long as the RLS stays a mere side effect and NOT a warning for TD.

And thank you for those other recommendations, Malakijr. Those are some things I'm going to look at, too. I'm actually coming to like Seroquel, but that leg and body tenseness has got to be managed. The hunger pangs on it don't seem to be too bad. It doesn't make me hungry more often, but that it seems to take more to feel FULL.

So portion control it is. And being able to tell myself "Okay, body, that's like 800 calories, that's totally enough for your body for one meal. Really, you'll be fine. The next mealtime can be a light one and it's not far away anyways."

My nails destroyed themselves last night, so cut down to the tips they went. It's okay, they'd gotten long enough to get in the way of proper typing. And if there's ONE thing I must be able to do, for the sake of my sanity, it is typing.

I am ridiculously horny and unable to do a damn thing about it, as Jesse's son is asleep on my couch. It's a studio apartment, so there's no waking up Jesse without waking up his son.

Well, I did get smart and stashed one of my vibrators in the bathroom. Thank god that door locks.

stiff upper lip, what?

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 11:26 am
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a very british disaster movie: the kettle seems to be broken. but we keep calm and carry on - i'm making myself some tea in a saucepan.

my own personal tragedy continues as there is a boden sample sale (i have just been told) on this wednesday and thursday, and my stupid JOB is preventing me from going as i have a lot of very important meetings those days :( trying to work out whether i can get there on Wednesday before it closes at 7.

i'll obviously just buy another kettle later today.

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Saturday, January 31st, 2015 10:28 am
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just threw dignity to the wind (there's an unfortunately much-aired video of me as a zombie-overlord who never got to the raising zombies part of the movie, in which i utter the lines 'dignity? dignity? fuck you!' - i didn't write these lines, but someone i'm the one in our friendship group who has the piss taken out of them for it. anyway), and emailed my ex-boss hopefully still-current mentor about 2k of words about what had happened in my team since she left. no better way to start a saturday morning, eh, emma? pretty sure you must miss us.

so - that's what i've done today so far. i also read a bit more of 'corpse marker' by... chris boucher! they reissued it ages ago and didn't tell me, so you can get it on kindle for £3.95! (which i did). the paper copies still seem to be very expensive - was it a limited edition? if so, why, bbc? why would you do that? rather excitingly as well, they've done an audio recording that's out in march read by none other than........ david collings! i'll have finished it by then, but i will consider getting that version as well. really enjoying the book thus far, though carnell was in the first scene (giving the thing the odd impression of being a blake's 7 novel that suddenly remembers there's a picture of tom baker on the cover - well, not of the kindle one) and has not come back yet. i am very much enjoying it, of course.

but - just come back from reading a lot of amazon reviews of this and chris's other novels. the general consensus seems to be - dull, not much goes on (not just in this, but the others). this troubles me because now i don't know whether to seek them out or not. the chief complaint which is that there are no more creepy robots couldn't bother me less - i like the way the robots look, but what i like in robots of death is stuff like 'i heard a cry'/'that was me'. so - maybe i will finish the book and see what i think. and then maybe read another one. do PDA fans and i share the same ideas of what's good or bad? do they even share the same ideas with each other?? (psi-ence fiction has some particularly contrasting reviews). mind you, i do think what chris does best is dialogue (and character creation) so it doesn't surprise me that his powers are somewhat dulled by the novel format where dialogue is only part of the stuff he has to write, instead of all of it. his kaldor city episode is definitely worse than anything he wrote for blake, but it's also much better than the other episodes of kaldor city that i heard (and i haven't heard them all). i think. my faith in my god is shattered! or is it? i am really enjoying this book.........

anyway - i haven't posted that meme thing. i feel today's question 'Five things you can’t live without' can be pretty much answered by looking at Nine things you do everyday. also - i could live without most things except food, oxygen etc, but i'd prefer not to obviously.

1. my bb
2. cat
3. extended support network, including work people
4. the internet
5. the nhs

although to be fair to that last one, three months ago my doctor sent me for an appointment that i had to take time off work for last tuesday (i.e. it had finally come round). by the time i got there, the very cheerful greek? surgeon (who was being observed by two silent medical students) said - 'oh, seems to have cleared up... temporarily anyway. you'll probably have to come back later but for now - go home and forget about it. what are we like in the nhs? ha ha'. and i was like o_0 i defended you!

Make a dragon want to retire, man.

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 02:16 am
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1. It's interesting how literal the term "juggling" feels when applied to projects sometimes. I just advanced a stage on my 1D Big Bang (and it's pretty close to completion now). I also just signed up for [community profile] bandombigbang Wave One. Up, down, up, down.

(My BBB possibly won't be done in time for Wave One, and while I'm going to try, I'm not going to push too hard - getting through 1D Big Bang has been rough because I pushed harder than I probably should have. But I have writing projects I definitely want done in February to supplement my non-writing BBB, so we'll see how it goes.)

2. Something I've been enjoying a lot lately, to my surprise - Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. It's an app game where you make a character who's ~discovered by Kim Kardashian, and you work on building a career through photographic/runway modeling, acting, appearances, parties, and a visible dating/married life. I originally DLed it in December because Sister played and wanted people around, and I figured I'd delete it in like a week, but it fits really well around everything else I do in my day and has enough of a challenge (save up enough money/K stars/energy to do what you want) without leaving me feeling super pressured to buy the in-app purchases. It's also nice to get a little Slytherin-style satisfaction when I'm feeling too crummy to do much in my life, you know?

3. A meme, if anyone's interested: Never Will I Ever meme: Name three fics you think I will never, ever, ever write. In return, I may attempt to write a snippet of one of them.

I might repost on Tumblr/Twitter later when there's more people around, but I'm really curious what people think I might not write, if nothing else.

Rose and Bay Nominations Open

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 04:00 am
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Last call! January 31 is the last day to nominate projects for the Rose & Bay Awards honoring excellence in cyberfunded creativity. If you have not yet done so, please drop by and list your favorites.

Call for Prompts

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 03:59 am
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 LJ user Lb_lee is holding a prompt call on fear.  Leave prompts, get ficlets.

The Musketeers 2x04, squeeing and random crack theories

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 09:22 am
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Emelie )

creative realizations of various sorts

Friday, January 30th, 2015 11:49 pm
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1. This is one of those realizations that falls somewhere between 'epiphany' and 'no duh, you're just noticing this?' Which is that my creative energy ebbs and flows a lot -- the energy involved in just being enthused and inventing things, but also the follow through to sit down and put things into words. And when I'm in a high-energy stage I run around and commit to as many things as I can think of and if it's something I can do immediately, great, but if it's not I end up in this energy ebb and I'm super over-committed and I just want to hide. So -- that may explain to some of you the way that I tend to approach projects, and how if I'm really keen to work on something on or discuss something with you and then drop off the map, I wasn't faking and I don't hate you, I'm just bad at portioning out brainspace and creative time. For me, it means -- well, being more aware of the commitments that I make when I'm on the high-energy point of a cycle, but also to understand why the part of it where I want to hide happens and not beat myself up for it. Just learn to account for it.

2. One of the things I did when I was being energetic a while ago was sign up for the Blue Christmeth Breaking Bad fan exchange -- and I got a very lovely Gus/Max in Chile backstory fic btw, The Sea Left Behind, which you should read if you love tragic queer South American drug lords (my favorite detail is that Gus basically gets into drug smuggling because it exasperates him to realize other people are doing it so inefficiently and, you know, one of the reasons I love Gus is his fierce competence in the midst of the "Walt and Jesse Suck at Doing Crime" show.)

But anyway, before I defaulted I did rewatch a lot of late-season BrBa and I have totally plotted a canon divergent story where Skyler and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle sneak off to a creative writing conference and have an affair. (Seriously, I described the logistics of the thing in such detail that [livejournal.com profile] bessiemaemucho asked me whether I am currently having an affair; in any case, we concluded that I am better at crime than either Walter or Lydia, though probably not Skyler, who is the one of the three I would least like to match my wits against.) Anyway, the story would be from Skyler's POV, and Lydia exasperates her and drives her crazy by being tense all the time, but also, Lydia's tension is something she can actually do something about in a way she can't deal with Walter. I don't know, I can't figure out whether this was serious or crack fic-y or whether I should even try to reconcile with canon, but it did make me think about what it is I like about Lydia. Skyler and Marie are sometimes exasperating but still really flawed and complicated and interesting women and Lydia is. . .basically not, she's the Evil Corporate Bitch stock villain, yet (partly because of Laura Fraser's performance, which is somewhat mannered but also very precise), her manifest anxiety, the way she copes or doesn't cope with it, is something that looks very personally familiar to me, and that we don't get to see in sympathetic characters. Lydia on paper really isn't that complex, and she's certainly not morally defensible (even relative to Walter and Mike and Gus; she's better than Todd and his gang maybe in being not an actual Nazi that we know of, but essentially she's a completely indefensible person).

3. I recently watched all of My So-Called Life and somebody must have written some meta about how Jordan Catalano and Jesse Pinkman are basically the same character trapped in very different genres. Also about how obviously Brian Krakow wants Jordan to fuck him.

4. The real actual fannish Renaissance thing I want to talk about, though is movieverse Howard Stark, who showed up on Agent Carter this week and engaged in a fairly massive retcon spoilers for Agent Carter, though I'm pretty sure I'm gonna talk about this one outside the cut before long )

5. I briefly tried to use tumblr again, but I can't even figure out how to search for a tag and find stuff I like anymore? Like, I type in "Howard Stark" (shut up) and get a lot of texty posts thrown at me in a vaguely table-ish form and I don't know how to parse them. I'd ask people to help me use tumblr better but then the stuff I want to read wouldn't be there :(. [ETA: okay, I sort of get it

6. I also got a playstation 3 and a cat, and [personal profile] stultiloquentia has me watching Glee and [personal profile] spuffyduds is sort of moving in. I should post more.
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3/30: Authenticity

Friday, January 30th, 2015 08:01 pm
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I've been wanting to say authentic things here: deeper, truer things, stuff that makes me uneasy to share (not because it's necessarily bad or dangerous, but because I have a highly-controlled personality and my people place a premium on self-containment and shame-avoidance).

So I'm sort of working up to talking about my long trek through the desert of reductionist materialism into a tentative anatheism, or about transformative experiences that have left no mark on my skin, my address, or my income, and therefore may not look real to other people (and may sound loony).

I want to talk about these things, but I still worry about being cast out of what few communities I can claim connection to, for being something (it could be anything--unacceptable, ill-informed, backward, too far-out, not articulate enough, stupid, outdated, wrong, and, most recently, too old).

So for today I'll leave this as a placeholder, and move briefly on to more mundane things.

Like, OMG was Backstrom as awful as I thought it was? It was, right? Cliché, offensive, derivative, how-the-fuck-did-this-get-greenlit, pretending-to-be-Portland-can't-save-it bad. Right? But maybe the 12 unbearable minutes I gave it weren't enough. Does it deserve another chance?

Where do good Irishmen go when they don't die...?

Friday, January 30th, 2015 07:00 pm
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Dear Story:

Yes, I love that you are about Oscar Wilde. On Mars. I admire the hell out of your dynamic blend of the seedy, the world-weary and the vigorous; I am intrigued by your scientific principle and your proposed use of opium cigarettes.

Nevertheless, I find myself compelled to ask: why, O story, why the hell are you called "The Astrakhan, The Homburg and The Red Red Coal"? And why must it fall to me - to me! - to justify this slide into abstraction?

Yours Sincerely,

The Author (much beset)

Review of Mont Blanc Legend

Friday, January 30th, 2015 09:58 pm
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Read my review of Mont Blanc Legend plus a bonus link to 799 words of Firefly femslash (Inara/Nandi) inspired by BPAL's Nanshe.

New Verses in "Stretched"

Friday, January 30th, 2015 08:49 pm
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Thanks to donations from [personal profile] janetmiles[personal profile] rix_scaedu, Frode Austvik, and Stephen Laird there are 23 new verses in "Stretched."  Aidan coaxes Danso into describing what happened at SPOON, and reassures him that Danso did everything right.  It's a tense conversation, but they make a lot of progress.

Dear Purim Gifts Writer

Friday, January 30th, 2015 09:15 pm
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My Dear, Adored Purim Gifts Author,

Welcome to my journal. Glad you've come. Have a chair, sit down, enjoy the scenery. I've tried not to be too difficult in my requests, but it's hard to tell sometimes.

I'm very easy to write for, I promise. I like canon and backstory/future fic (especially the weird obscure bits, as you can tell by my requests), snark and witty banter, capers and proper adventures and characterization pieces. I'd rather not have anything above PG-13 (horror or smut)- though I don't mind shipping (het/femslash/slash are all fine, incestuous pairings not so much), I'm not really in this for the smut and I'd prefer that all of the characters stayed alive. Feel free to take advantage of this.

Fandoms under the cut are Hillel's Happy Holidays - Mamie G. Gamoran, Debbie & Donny series - Sophia N. Cedarbaum, Annie (2014), Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too!) series - Leslie Kimmelman, Shalom Sesame, Sesame Street (TV), Doll Shop series - Yona Zeldis McDonough, American Girls: Rebecca - Various Authors, Sarah Jane Adventures, Simon Snow series - Gemma T. Leslie, The Librarians (TV 2014), The Path of Names - Ari Goelman, Tinker Bell (Movies), Big Time Rush, If/Then - Kitt/Yorkey, Hagen Strikes Again Series - Kay Hooper, Liv and Maddie. I'm sure I'll love anything you write.

Please don't run away just yet. )

Evening

Friday, January 30th, 2015 09:36 pm
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It's been a nice evening. We watched this week's ep of Top Chef, which was pleasing. Now we're listening to the new Nick Zammuto album, which -- while it does not entirely convince me that I want to go see him play on my birthday -- does have some lovely, textural, interesting tracks.

And I'm not working tomorrow. And tomorrow seems as though it will be a lovely day. Y and Mr. Kid are going to run errands in the morning, which should give me a few hours to do my own thing, which is always appreciated. And then Mr. Kid is having a buddy over for a sleepover, which, w00t.

Also there is a fuzzy cat beside me. And the fire is glowing. And these are happy things.

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