wook77: (star wars: shut it)
So, problem employee turned in her notice after the previously discussed issue. Which I totally expected so I was well-prepared with knowing the resume/interviewing process was about to happen. Day before leaving for Star Trek: Las Vegas (more on that later), we put the ads out and the resumes poured in.

Thus, you get to continue along with the sequel: Adventures in Hiring v2.0. For v1.0, see here. There's plenty of crazy.

I'm rather cheap for this so I only listed with the unemployment office and craigslist as they're both free to list jobs.

We've got baristas with no accounting history but they know how to make mini-donuts. We've got 7th Grade Math Teachers. We've got former Controllers. We've got Circle K Managers. We've got so many random people. No one super bitchy yet which is a plus. Instead, there's just a whole lot of unqualified applicants.

We did the first interview this morning. The lady wore so much perfume that I barely kept from gagging. Three hours later (and lunch), I'm still tasting her perfume on my tongue. I have a major headache from the perfume.

Here's a hint - if you're looking for a job, do not wear perfume. You don't know if the hiring person is scent-sensitive or not. If they are and you wear perfume, you're out of the hiring pool. If they aren't and you don't wear perfume, you simply smell normal and human. See, win/win to not wear perfume. The sad part is that this lady interviewed very well for the most part but the perfume was just too strong for me to consider having that in my office all the time.

Another hint - a resume should be formated in a certain way. If you have random columns that I can't figure out the logic behind, you are not going to get an interview. If you still have the brackets where Word wants you to fill in the blanks, I will think that you do not know how to use Word properly and will not hire you. I simply have too many resumes coming in to try to spend more than a few minutes on a resume that makes no sense and/or looks appalling.

Third hint - if you use all caps in your cover letter to emphasize how GREAT and AMAZING of a JOB CANDIDATE you are, I am going to think that you are neither GREAT nor AMAZING. I'm going to think that you like random caps and compose unprofessional correspondence for my professional job.

Final hint - stop with the family status in your resume. Seriously. I do not want to know about how many children you have. I only want to know about what qualifications you have to perform the job I am advertising for.
wook77: (Star Trek: kirk/enterprise OTP)
Has anyone had any luck getting gasoline/petrol smell out of jeans? I was fueling up this morning and spilled all over myself. In my defense, the machine was shut off and asking me to replace the nozzle and the autoshut off thingy had turned the nozzle off. When I pulled it out of the car, the damn thing spewed all over my brand new jeans :(

I was told to soak them in Coke, per a few websites but the Coke isn't working. I was also told to wash them with apple cider vinegar (which I will be doing shortly). Are these jeans a lost cause? I hope not, they were really comfy for the hour I got to wear them.

I walked around in a sari today, instead, and boy was that comfortable and fun to wear. I may have to go get some. My boss, luckily, had extra clothes in her car and I didn't have to go around smelling like petrol all day.

I'm off for Star Trek Las Vegas tomorrow with [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile. Here's to having an amazing time without my amazingly comfy jeans! I just have to pack. And find my suitcase.

Anyone else going to Star Trek Las Vegas? Or in the Vegas area? I'd love to meet up with you!
wook77: (hawke/fenris)
Title: Kiss Me Once in the Sunshine
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wook77
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] kath_ballantyne
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile
Canon: Dragon Age 2
Pairing: Hawke/Fenris, Fenris/Hawke/Anders (eventually)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings:
Wordcount: 11,150ish
Summary: In the aftermath of Anders's destruction of the Chantry and his subsequent death, Hawke is surprised to discover that Anders is alive and well in Amaranthine. There's no Justice and no manifesto. There is, however, the attraction and love he'd felt before Anders's manifesto and his relationship with Fenris.
Author's Notes: Contains fade to black sex scene. Many thanks to my artist who is rather amazing and did a fantastic job in a very short period of time. Also thanks to [livejournal.com profile] reddwarfer for letting me babble at her many, many times as I fleshed out the fic. Title shamelessly stolen from a She Wants Revenge song. Further acknowledgements of inspiration are considered spoilers and, thus, under whiteout text * This fic is inspired by an offhand comment David Gaider made that, in response to the question "who took Anders's cat away?", was: Nobody. Ser Pounce-a-lot was possessed by the spirit of Justice, and transformed his body to look like his former owner. Then one day he chased a mouse onto a ship and ended up in Kirkwall. It was the weirdest thing. Yeah, I rolled with it.*

Kiss Me Once in the Sunshine Part 1 of 2 )
wook77: (hawke/fenris)
Title: Kiss Me Once in the Sunshine
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wook77
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] kath_ballantyne
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile
Canon: Dragon Age 2
Pairing: Hawke/Fenris, Fenris/Hawke/Anders (eventually)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings:
Wordcount: 11,150ish
Summary: In the aftermath of Anders's destruction of the Chantry and his subsequent death, Hawke is surprised to discover that Anders is alive and well in Amaranthine. There's no Justice and no manifesto. There is, however, the attraction and love he'd felt before Anders's manifesto and his relationship with Fenris.
Author's Notes: Contains fade to black sex scene. Many thanks to my artist who is rather amazing and did a fantastic job in a very short period of time. Also thanks to [livejournal.com profile] reddwarfer for letting me babble at her many, many times as I fleshed out the fic. Title shamelessly stolen from a She Wants Revenge song. Further acknowledgements of inspiration are considered spoilers and, thus, under whiteout text * This fic is inspired by an offhand comment David Gaider made that, in response to the question "who took Anders's cat away?", was: Nobody. Ser Pounce-a-lot was possessed by the spirit of Justice, and transformed his body to look like his former owner. Then one day he chased a mouse onto a ship and ended up in Kirkwall. It was the weirdest thing. Yeah, I rolled with it.*

Kiss Me Once in the Sunshine Part 2 of 2 )
wook77: (blow up fandom)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] emmagrant01 at Announcement! :-D






Woohoo! Wait until you see what's coming :D
wook77: (happy icon)
I'm trying not to be overly dramallama-y about this but... at work today, I was almost hit by a car.

As I was walking back from the main location to the secondary location (where my office is), I was walking past all these parked cars when, suddenly, one cranked its engine, slid into reverse and slammed backwards while I was directly behind it, about a foot and a half away from the bumper when it was parked. I leapt backwards and landed wrong on my ankle, sending me plummeting to the ground while the asshole car slammed backwards almost into another car and then sped away. The other car's driver very kindly got out of his car and helped me to stand up but, off to the doctor I go as I think I ripped that overactive tendon as I have extremely sharp pain in my ankle every time I step in the same vicinity.

It happened so fast. The car wasn't even turned on when I started to walk behind it. One and a half steps later and the car was coming at me rather fast (especially as it wasn't even started a step and a half before) and I was jumping backwards and trying to get out of the way.

I limped back to my office, as I felt fine at the time but about halfway there, the pain crept in. So I sat at my desk and cried for a good ten minutes. Came home and had a massive bowl of pretzel ice cream from Blue Bunny. Which, by the by, is rather medicinal as I got rid of most of the want to cry feeling. I'm still shaky and freaking, four hours later.

My hands have all these little cuts from the gravel where I landed, bouncing and skidding across it.

The worst part, though, is that my nephews are visiting this weekend and expecting me to be able to play with them. They've been asking for months if my ankle was all better and if I could please play lightsabers with them. That's what really gets me. I can barely walk right now. How am I supposed to run around after 5 and 7 year olds?

I freaking hate that fucker that made the left in front of me. I really really fucking hate him.
wook77: (assassin's creed: shit just got real)
Anyone going to Star Trek Las Vegas? [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile and I are going and I think it'd be fun to meet up with a bunch of slashers. Anyone?

The teaser trailer for Assassin's Creed: Embers is up. here. Oh my heart. Seriously, just gah. This game series just about breaks my heart. I love Altair, don't get me wrong, but Ezio has a special place in my heart. I think it has a lot to do with how much we've seen of his life versus how little we saw of Altair. We've seen Ezio since he was a baby and now we get to see him as an old(er) man.

I think Imma sign up for the Assassin's Creed Big Bang, especially as the word count is a minimum of 4k. Next challenge is all about cliches and I can think of about a billion cliches I'd love to write.

My [livejournal.com profile] biowarebang fic will be posted shortly. We've an extension from the mod and hopefully everything comes together in the next day or so. You should see what [livejournal.com profile] kath_ballantyne came up with, folks. Seriously, her drawings are amazing. AMAZING. I have no words for it. Plus, the fic mixer has some great ideas (and she loved my fic so there's that, too).

I have a huge, ginormous amount of shit to take to the post office now that the post office has found my lost packages. So if I owe you mail, you will be getting it soon.

Work has been ridiculous lately but it's eased up. We've finally closed our fiscal year and can work on July and move on with our lives.

One of the people I loathe at work just turned in her two weeks. I'm sort of ecstatic over it. She's a royal pain in the ass with a giant martyr complex while she also thinks that she is the most amazing person in the entire world. I hate listening to her fucking lectures on how awesome she is and how she knows more than everyone else. Self-absorbed asshole is finally going away. Thank the maker.
wook77: (Deamus - Kiss)
Title: When It's Gone
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wook77
Pairing: Dean/Seamus, Harry/Ginny, Neville/Susan, Dennis/Parvati
Rating: R
Wordcount: ~20,000
Warnings: graphics, timeline jumping, Spoiler Warnings (highlight to read)*possible violent content, discussions of character death, canon compliant, epilogue compliant, minor character death*
Summary: Sometimes, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Dean is about to understand just what Seamus's incessant babble means to him. Harry's left to piece together just what went wrong.
A/N: So a really really long time ago, [livejournal.com profile] katmarajade won a fic from me for [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti for a crazy amount of money a great cause and I promised her a Deamus fic. I can only hope that this lives up to a tiny piece of her patience because, seriously, she is the most amazingly patient person in the world. Also amazing is [livejournal.com profile] drusillas_rain for taking an extremely rough draft and tweaking it, many many times, until it tightened up and was presentable. Obviously, all mistakes are my own. Many thanks also to [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile for doing up the graphics for me that are inserted throughout, especially as I changed what graphics I wanted at the very last minute. Along the way (and it was a very long way because I've been living with this fic in my head for so long), there was cheerleading provided by a multitude of people including but not limited to: [livejournal.com profile] djin7 and [livejournal.com profile] reddwarfer. I'm quite certain I'm forgetting names and such and so I apologize to those that I've forgotten. longest. authors. note. ever.

Part 2
Part 3


When It's Gone (Part 1) )
wook77: (Deamus - Kiss)
Title: When It's Gone
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wook77
Pairing: Dean/Seamus, Harry/Ginny, Neville/Susan, Dennis/Parvati
Rating: R
Wordcount: ~20,000
Warnings: graphics, timeline jumping, Spoiler Warnings (highlight to read)*possible violent content, discussions of character death, canon compliant, epilogue compliant, minor character death*
Summary: Sometimes, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Dean is about to understand just what Seamus's incessant babble means to him. Harry's left to piece together just what went wrong.
A/N: See Part 1 for A/N

Part 1
Part 3

When It's Gone (Part 2) )
wook77: (Deamus - Kiss)
Title: When It's Gone
Fandom: Harry Potter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wook77
Pairing: Dean/Seamus, Harry/Ginny, Neville/Susan, Dennis/Parvati
Rating: R
Wordcount: ~20,000
Warnings: graphics, timeline jumping, Spoiler Warnings (highlight to read)*possible violent content, discussions of character death, canon compliant, epilogue compliant, minor character death*
Summary: Sometimes, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Dean is about to understand just what Seamus's incessant babble means to him. Harry's left to piece together just what went wrong.
A/N: See Part 1 for A/N

Part 1
Part 2

When It's Gone (Part 3) )
wook77: (da2 kiss)
Finished and submitted by [livejournal.com profile] biowarebang fic but it looks like my artist dropped with no notice to anyone. So, um, yayes? This always seems to happen to me. I am normally the one that gets the pinch hit and, in all attempts to not be snarky, you can sort of tell the pinch hits.

The post office is fucking with me, yet again. I don't understand how they can continue to justify their existence when they fail so miserably.

I had a professional photographer come take pictures of my dogs for the "Hot Dogs of Tucson" calendar as I won the page for June. You can see my dogs here. You also get to see bits of my backyard. I'll prolly post a link to the calendar when it's available cause my puppies are the cutest.

I saw Deathly Hallows. As far as I'm concerned, Deamus is now movie canon. I had my qualms with HBP but this one really hit the mark. There were disappointments but for the most part, best acted and best part of the series. I enjoyed it a lot.

I'm writing for [livejournal.com profile] bb_shousetsu for this round. I'm about 90% done with it. Anyone up for a beta of original fic? It's sitting at about 11k right now.

I'm playing through Fable 3 again. I love this game.

Work continues to stress me out. We're closing the fiscal year and it's the worst close we've ever had. I was basically in tears by the end of Friday. So fucking horribly stressful. The weather isn't helping as it's really humid (shut up, 50% humidity is awful) and we've been having major air pressure changes and my head aches all the time from it. I've had a migraine and/or headache since last Saturday and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon.

Date didn't happen. He wussed out about 45 minutes beforehand so whatever. Fuck him.

Thank you for all the chocolate heads, guys! I sent out about a billion of them because they're totally fun :D
wook77: (assassin's creed: ezio perched)
Title: Words Unspoken and Actions Untaken
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wook77
Fandom: Assassin's Creed (Brotherhood and Revelations compliant)
Pairing: Ezio-Centric Gen with hints of Ezio/Leonardo
Rating: PG
Warnings: Spoilers for Assassin's Creed: Revelations (trailer canon)
Wordcount: 463
Summary: Ezio has few regrets. Words unspoken and actions untaken. It's been a long fifty-two years.
A/N: Quick ficlet I had to write after watching the the new E3 Trailer.

Read more... )
wook77: (books)
Every year, I resolve to watch 50 new-to-me movies and read 50 new-to-me books. My reviews have really slumped off as time has gotten short but here are a few good ones for you to check out. Book links go to All Romance eBooks but I do not get a commission from there if you click through. Instead, I just like their rebate program (buy 10, get one free).

Earth and Sky by Zahra Owens ) 10 out of 10

A Film Unfinished (****WARNINGS LIEKWHOA*****) ) 10 out of 10

Between Sinners and Saints ) 10 out of 10

Breaking Logan's Law ) 10 out of 10

GhosTV Psycop 6 )10 out of 10

The Sensei ) 10 out of 10

Sons of Anarchy ) 10 out of 10

OH EM GEE

Jun. 7th, 2011 09:05 pm
wook77: (underwear dance)
So, I have this thing. It's a bit of a twitch, really, not much to it. When I get excited, I clap my hands together really fast, make really awkward noises, hyperventilate (causing additional awkward noises), and bob my head. In short, I do a very adept impression of a seal.

WELL. ART ART ART BB



Is it November yet? Cause I've already asked off for November 15th to the 18th. OH GOD THIS GAME LOOKS SO GOOD OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG ART ART ART ART *hyperventilates*
wook77: (x-men)
Guys.

Guys. Seriously. Guys.

X-Men First Class.

Best X-Men Movie Ever Y/MFY?!

I am so aflail with glee and amazement and fic ideas and love and babble and this movie. THE WORLD cannot contain my squee and giddiness over this movie.

This movie. IDEK

I am so totally and completely in love with it. I must go see it again and again and again. I would've seen it twice today if it hadn't been for a baby shower I had to get to. I am going to see Thor and then X-Men First Class on Tuesday. I cannot fucking wait.

My HEART
wook77: (pr0n threesome)
I am so not running the board with this one but we'll see how well I do...

kinkbingo card )
wook77: (shelter-see the light)
Spent today working at the main job as my boss is in Bali and I'm doing her job plus mine for three weeks. A bit stressed, can't think, blahblahblah. I literally pulled my hair out in frustration/stress the other day. I watched hair sprinkle down onto my paperwork and realized it was time to take a break.

Today, I came home, and in a fit of "see? I can do shit well, sometimes!", I vanity-googled (as you do. Come on, you know you do it) and found that, a long time ago, I won Best Kiss at the Charlie Awards for a Charlie/Lavender fic I wrote. More to Life. It's a fic I wrote for Daily Deviant awhile back. I sort of like the idea of Lavender haring off to go be a Dragon Tamer. YMMV, of course.

But that got me to thinking about some of the stories I've written. There are two that I've written that sort of squick me at the same time that I sort of really love them. Both are Star Trek. One is Lead Me Not Into Temptation which features Jim Kirk at 13 having sex. Which, um, ew, but... hot. And the other is If It Please Your Father which features George Kirk/Leonard McCoy/Jim Kirk in an incestuous DP(one hole) fic. The idea of dad/son cocks rubbing together in my body is GROSS but in McCoy's? Please and thank you.

So what about you? What fic have you written that you're especially proud of? What one has you wondering WTF you were thinking? What one pushes your limits and/or comfort zone?
wook77: (zevran)
Ugh. Life.

I dropped out of the first fest of my entire time in fandom. I just couldn't seem to get a break on the timing to finish up a fic for the Trek Reverse Bang. I'm horrified and upset with myself. I can only hope that the artist gets an amazing fic that would be so much better than anything I could've done.

I just sent off 8k of horribly embarrassingly un-betad fic to the Bioware Bang mods so I can continue in that fest. It only took me since, like, January, to get that far. Artist flistmembers: The [livejournal.com profile] biowarebang could use more artists. I can promise that there will be at least 1 Dragon Age 2 fic in the queue looking for artists as of June 2nd. So please to be going to sign up if you like any of the Bioware games? and pick me!

I have three betad fics in my inbox and I need to find the time to get through them, make the recommended improvements, and post.

I have another two fics I'm currently working on.

And I want to do them all but work is beyond ridiculous right now. My boss is in Bali for three weeks so I'm doing her job and mine in addition to having way too many hours at Fry's. If it wasn't for the fact that I'm planning three small trips over the summer and need the funds, I would quit there in a heartbeat. As it is, I need furniture for when I move in addition to needing funds for the trips. So, I'll keep working crazy hours and stuff.

Bright spot is that I've been devouring Ezio/Leonardo fic from Assassin's Creed. Thank the maker for my phone having internet because srsly. GAH. I hate stocking shampoo and shit. FYI - if you drop shit in a store somewhere it clearly doesn't belong, every employee will hate you. Cart that shit up front to the register and fess up or put it back yourself. I'm not your clean-up crew. Does it really take that much effort to put shit back on a hook when you are RIGHT FUCKING THERE?! /
wook77: (women and seamus don't mix)
*spamming*

Beta Needed.

Pending works include:

Large Seamus/Dean fic for [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti
Small Kirk/McCoy for [livejournal.com profile] help_nz
Mid-sized Kirk/McCoy for [livejournal.com profile] help_japan
Two chapters of Bakery AU (Kirk/McCoy, Spock/Uhura, Sulu/Chekov, Scotty/Gaila)
Steve/Danno Hockey AU Chapters 1-2
Dragon Age 2 fics (including cross-dressing pwp and a longer work that's almost done)

Desired Skills: Telling me what you really think. None of this wishywashy "yayes it's all good" crap. I want someone who will tell me what sucks and why. Familiarity with current WIPs would be appreciated.

You don't have to do all of them but if you're available for any of them, please let me know.

comments screened

Meme

Apr. 19th, 2011 11:50 am
wook77: (load of crap)
Meme:

Name me a character! I will tell you:

* How I FEEEEEL about this character
* All the people I ship romantically with this character
* My non-romantic OTP for this character
* My unpopular opinion about this character
* One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon.


Work is work is work.

On my third playthrough of DA2. I've romanced Anders, Fenris and now, Isabela. I'm sort of enjoying all three and would love it if the game would give the opportunity for an orgy (excluding Merrill, cause that's just creepy to me).

I'm so beyond annoyed at the lady that rolled over my 401(k) into an IRA. I was told that it was a Roth IRA, received tax paperwork and filed said tax paperwork. Now she tells me that I shouldn't have received the tax paperwork and that my IRA is not a Roth IRA. I've had to ask her, four times so far, to send me the paperwork to make this into a Roth IRA. This has been going on since April of LAST YEAR. She didn't even think of following up until October when I emailed her back that I thought it was done. She then didn't follow up until I told her that I couldn't contribute to it correctly. Stupid fucking idiotic asshole. I got snippy on the phone with her. By snippy, I mean forceful and laid out all of my concerns in a polite manner even though I wanted to curse at her. It doesn't help that her style of communication bothers me. It takes her about 5 minutes to say something that should only take 30 seconds because of all her "um", "uh" and draaaagggggging out of random words. Plus, she has this really soft, insipid voice that does nothing to inspire confidence in knowledge.

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