wook77: (dancing)
I've signed up for [livejournal.com profile] help_nz here.

They won't be long fic(s) but I'm willing to negotiate depending on how high the bidding goes.

my offering )

Yes - this includes HP. Yes, this includes expansions on anything that I've previously written (including that awful abandoned WIP that shall go unnamed).

You have until Monday night at midnight (I'm assuming EST) to get your bids in.
wook77: (blow up fandom)
Holy shit, I haven't done a real introduction since 2007 (here though I've obviously edited since then).

As I get new friends from the H50 Friending Meme, I thought I'd update to a new introduction.

under here )

Now tell me about you!
wook77: (pebd)
Err, long time, no post personal stuff, eh? Bet some of you haven't missed the kvetching about work at all *winks*.

Work continues. We hired a new person who seemed rather brilliant and, instead of that brilliance, have got the woman asking "is that the fax machine?" every time the fucking thing rings. She also can't remember who anyone is, gets extremely defensive and cunty about it when you remind her who the person is and, to put it mildly, is a fucking moron. She deleted all of September's work off the September tab, put in October's numbers and then asked how she goes about creating a tab for October. After she'd already put the information in and got rid of the September. Yes, the boggle deserves repeating. And then she got really defensive and bitchy and argumentative when I asked her to fix the information and put September back in place. The worst bit is that she hasn't picked up a single thing and still asks the same dumbass questions day in and day out when she has a fucking manual right in front of her!

My workload has only increased since she's been here over two weeks ago.

I'm now at 6 weeks of covering two positions. I'm strained and stressed and ready to snap something rather regrettable at the moron. It's to the point that my favorite coworker, who has the patience of a saint, wants her gone so bad that she's not even helping anymore. Hopefully, she's gone soon.

I've got buttloads of fic to repost into my own lj for archiving purposes. I also sent off the first couple of posts from my Star Trek Big Bang attempt to beta. [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile and I will be posting bits and pieces.

My birthday is coming up in less than two weeks. A few of you asked what I might want this year. I do not want any LJ gifts. It's still my little boycott from Strikethrough. Instead, I'd appreciate...mah birfday wishes )

I nominated the following fandoms for Yuletide:

Boondock Saints
Brent Weeks - Night Angel Series
The Departed
Four Brothers (movie)
Green Street Hooligans

Go forth and nominate your own and, if you have an extra space, add in that Brent Weeks book series, plz. It needs the loving. I had to do the first nomination for it. In fact, go out, buy the books and devour them and then write for the fandom, too, if I can get all greedy.

My nephews are coming to visit this weekend. We're going to go pick apples at an orchard near Willcox. My SIL thought that it would be great fun for all of us to then drive up to their house in Phoenix for me to spend the third birthday in a row getting ignored by my brother and his family while we celebrate Halloween a week early for the nephews. Um, no thanks. This year, I'd like to make my birthday about me, mkthx. I'm taking off for the Thursday before through the Tuesday following. I have nothing planned by writing fic, sleeping, painting a room in my house, writing and sleeping. Oh and did I mention sleeping? And the writing?

meme

May. 28th, 2009 11:28 pm
wook77: (blow up fandom)
As I continue to scribble away at copious amounts of Star Trek, I thought I'd do that meme that's floating around. Except there's no way I can pick just 10. So I broke it down into het and slash and posted them in no discernable order.

Choose your top 10> 15 pairings from any fandom:

Slash:

1.) Dean/Seamus (HP)
2.) Kirk/McCoy (ST:XIverse)
3.) Connor/Murphy MacManus (Boondock Saints)
4.) Bobby/Jack Mercer (Four Brothers)
5.) Bryce Dignam/Billy Costigan (The Departed)
6.) Pete Dunham/Carl Buckner (Hooligans/Green Street Hooligans)
7.) Tyr Anasazi/Seamus Harper (Andromeda)
8.) Harry/Draco (HP)
9.) Remus/Sirius (HP)
10.) Matt/Mohinder (Heroes)
11.) Chekov/Sulu (ST:XIverse)
12.) Logan/Remy (X-Men)
13.) Agent Zero/Bolt (X-Men)
14.) Luke/Wedge (Star Wars)
15.) Wedge/Tycho (Star Wars)

Het:

1.) Spock/Uhura (ST:XIverse)
2.) Colin/Parvati (HP)
3.) Seamus/Lavender (HP)
4.) Neville/Ginny (HP)
5.) Seamus Harper/Andromeda (Andromeda)
6.) George/Mason (Dead Like Me)
7.) Dean/Luna (HP)
8.) Logan/Jean Grey (X-Men)
9.) Iceman/Rogue (X-Men)
10.) Revan/Malak (Star Wars:KOTOR)
11.) Carth/Revan (Star Wars: KOTOR)
12.) Exile/Atton (Star Wars: KOTOR)
13.) Revan/Canderous (Star Wars: KOTOR)
14.) Wedge/Winter (Star Wars)
15.) Han/Leia (Star Wars)


Also - after reviewing the business plan for my main place of employment, I've come to the conclusion that it is as follows:

1.) Get offered retail space for store.
2.) Think about opening store.
3.) ???
4.) Profit!

They had no cost of goods sold or payroll expenses factored into the budget. None. So they're going to sell shit that, um, doesn't cost anything and is sold by elves in the middle of the night? IDEK.
wook77: (kotor: lecture)
I was going to post a rant about the disorganization at the Harkins in Tempe but, instead, I'm going to stick with the gleeful bits. Not only did Larry McMurtry stop by my office today (he bought a bunch of used books and is helping to price the ones that he didn't buy) but my old neighbor from when I lived in Camp Hill, PA, stopped by today. She drove in from Camp Hill! Alas, I twisted my ankle at work and couldn't make it to Fry's tonight. Someday, we will get our porch stairs fixed at my office. Someday *impotently shakes fist*

Another awesome thing that happened is that someone read an old H/D fic of mine that I'd forgotten that I'd written. Upon reading it when it showed up in my inbox, I thought it sort of stood up, still. I look back to my older works and I get mildly embarrassed by some of them. Others, I think stand up. Coffee is the story, written back in March of 2006. What do you guys think? Does it stand up?

Also - I noticed that I failed at responding to comments on that post (and so many others, omg. So sorry, people) so major apologies to everyone that commented on it. I appreciate them even if I'm now far too embarrassed to respond to them. (I'm looking at you, [livejournal.com profile] yodels, [livejournal.com profile] sugareey, [livejournal.com profile] enchanted_jae and [livejournal.com profile] wearethestars in specific.) Oh man, how much has happened in fandom since then?

3 years ago today, I posted a [livejournal.com profile] hd_365 fic (don't read it. It's not very good). I posted a Donald Duck Impression to cheer a flist member. (omg, lol. SRS LULZ) I'd forgotten about that one. (I unflocked it so you can giggle at my horrible impression) Also - I giggled in it. LOL. and wtf. I have a tag for it? What the everlasting fuckity fuck? And then I posted about going to Coachella.

Now I'm all nostalgic for the fandom of old.

ETA: omg. I did the donald duck impression TWICE. here too. OMG. Also - that transcript is so made of win, [livejournal.com profile] incapricious!
wook77: (pr0n threesome)
It took me until skip400 without comms on my flist but I finally caught up on the flist. Have been sort of participating in the flist. Really, Heroes is eating my brain and I worked 70 hours this week so far. I have an 8 hour shift today. *sighs*

I take my car in for the estimate on the body damage later this morning. Remember my accident? Yeah. Friday the 13th can bite me.

Did I mention Heroes is eating my brain? I've downloaded what I can of Season 3. Will start watching that Sunday with my sister. Anyone have any recs for good icon makers? I'd love a couple of funny/snarky/sexy Matt/Mohinder icons.

X-Men in like 2 weeks. *flails* Am going with a friend of mine and then my sister the next day. Cannot. Fucking. Wait.

Also - I keep seeing this on the flist and it boggles my brain. People are stressing out over keeping up at [livejournal.com profile] hd_worldcup. Why? Read what you like. You don't have to read every entry. I just don't get where the stress level is coming from for this or any fest. If it doesn't appeal, there's no law stating that you have to read everything a fest has to offer.

Finally - [livejournal.com profile] chaeldub wrote (and photographed) what it was like to be caught in the fires down under. here is the post. It's scary and heartrenching (and scary. Did I mention the scary? Cause it was scary). On an aside, if you're looking for an awesome person, he's your dude. I highly recommend friending :D.
wook77: (Default)
I want to get all het up about Amazon's latest round of failure. I'd like to claim that I'm boycotting them for that reason but I'm not. See, Amazon has been full of fail for a very long time. Ask Reba Belle - a former Amazon user who was suspended for having the audacity to review a book and give it three stars and then *gasp* protest having all her personal information outted by the author of the book she reviewed.

Amazon fail? Totally and completely expected. Only surprising bit is that it took them this long to fail on this scope. I hope that the boycott continues even after they "fix their computer glitch".

In other news, I missed most of the Amazon fail is because of [livejournal.com profile] gryffindor_j. She's a horrible enabler. Srsly. She's awful. Why? Let me tell you. I've been mainlining Heroes all weekend. I got through all of Season 1 (omg, seven disks, wtf). I had to make a couple special trips to blockbuster to replace disk 4 because that stupid thing was broken 3 times. THREE FUCKING TIMES. Then, after finally conquering Disk 4 of Season 1, I got through 50% of Season 2. Someone have a link where I can dl the other half of Season 2? I got through Disks 1&2. I need disks 3&4. Also - Season three? Where is the actual show at? Season 4?

personal reactions so far )

In summation - anyone got any recs for Matt/Mohinder and/or Hiro/Ando?
wook77: (Default)
My brain is done dead broke. My tl;dr response in summation - not all abuse is physical. Learn it and embrace it.

For those of you that didn't see previous post - my dad had some issues while getting a knee replacement. He's basically fine now. My older sister is with him while he's in hospital in Harrisburg, PA.

I sprung my mum from hospital yesterday. She had the drainage tube removed on Monday and delighted in giving me details of what happened as it came out. Suffice to say that, yes, I did pass out, thanks muchly. I didn't need to hear that it gurgled and stuff came out :/.

Was given five things to talk about by [livejournal.com profile] anathema91 They are -


1. Nose licking
2. At Last... Claimed
3. Thunder
4. "And, um, can you do us a favor and look really grumpy?"
5. Gambit-induced squeegasms

rambles about each of them )

The last one reminds me of a discussion I was having with some flist members on how I found fandom. Wolverine/Gambit was my first slash pairing. I fell in love with Gambit as a small child when the cartoons were on and I've only grown to love him more through the comics and such. I was never a huge Wolverine fan until I discovered slash with them. moar ramblings on how I discovered fandom. Warning: contains discussions of het shipping, video games (KOTOR) and moar nerdiness )

How did you discover fandom?
wook77: (AZ)
Today is the last day of my trip and, unfortunately, my last day off in the next three weeks. Yes, that means I'm working Saturdays and Sundays for the next three weeks. Have I mentioned lately what a moron my boss is and how much I hate my job?

I just applied for three more jobs at the University.

I met up with [livejournal.com profile] star98hope yesterday and omg. She is awesome :D. We laughed and gossiped about work and fandom and we even discussed the evil and non-working Ron!cock.

Then, when she unfortunately needed to head back to work, I headed out to the FDR Memorial and wrote for like 3 hours. I had a scene that wasn't working in my head and I fixededededed it there next to the waterfall while staring at an amazing quotation about social justice.

Icee ([livejournal.com profile] janicechess for those that don't remember my crazy nicknames) is evil. She not only got her husband interested in Bleach but I was forced to watch a few episodes. I was all for just watching but then she said the fated words "Renji has tattoos. They go all the way down his back." and I was hooked on Renji. Not so much hooked on the anime or anything but oooh, Renji's tattoos are pretty.

I kind of sort of have a date when I get back in Tucson. I've been borrowing a lot of books from the library and the one librarian is really cute in a nerdygeekylibrarian sort of way. So we were going to go out for dinner but I was travelling so he called me yesterday while I was at the FDR and we talked for about 30 minutes, reconfirming dinner plans. So yayes for date-age.

Off to pack to get to the airport at 3. Icee very kindly is coming to pick me up and take me to the Metro so I don't have to haul my heavy bags 1.5 miles to the Metro. She really really is the bestest. I sort of want to hide under the covers and pretend that she can't see me so I never have to leave and go back to work ever again.

Also - last trip until a certain braintwin (who secretly loves my mocking of the Xena) comes to visit. Travelling only reminds me how much I hate my job :/.
wook77: (AZ)
State of the vacation so far:

Wedding? Made of win. Cold but made of win. It was quite beautiful and very [livejournal.com profile] fiona_fawkes and [livejournal.com profile] mijan.

Boston? I was lazy and sat on my ass for most of the trip. [livejournal.com profile] yodels's futon is amazingly comfortable. Also - randomly shopping in Maine with [livejournal.com profile] janicechess and [livejournal.com profile] misterchess along with [livejournal.com profile] yodels was awesome. We went to dinner that night with [livejournal.com profile] kriken and her boy and some of her boy's friends. I would like to clone the boy. Comics and accepting of slash? Win incarnate.

Took the Chinatown bus to NYC. Met up for dim sum with [livejournal.com profile] midnitemaraud_r, [livejournal.com profile] titti, [livejournal.com profile] ziasudra and [livejournal.com profile] paranoidsistah. All of them are just about the most awesome people ever. And then we had ice cream at some chinese ice cream factory store and then we had gelati at an Italian place.

Missed out meeting [livejournal.com profile] nefernat due to a combo of later-than-planned arrival + luggage + needing a shower + trainride back in. Am hopeful that the DC meet-up will happen instead.

Spent the rest of the NYC time sleeping and reading horribly bad stories on [livejournal.com profile] midnitemaraud_r's couch of awesome. It really is awesome.

Met up with [livejournal.com profile] miz_thang88 today before I took the bus to Philly. People. She is awesome. (I keep using that word) Not only was she willing to be adaptable to time (I missed my first train and then it took us about 2 extra hours to meet up than what we'd planned) but we laughed the entire time we were together. Srsly so much love for her. Though I have to admit that she made me feel like a liliputian cause that girl is tall. She's also rather beautiful. <3 In addition to all that, she holds doors, lifts luggage up and down crazy amounts of stairs and is all around love.

Took the Bolt Bus to Philly. I will never ride a chinatown bus again. This sucker was basically a brand new bus, clean, efficient, not smelly and it had free wifi and power outlets. Srsly. FREE WIFI on the bus. Best part?! It was even CHEAPER than the chinatown buses. My trip to Philly cost me $7.50 total with all fees and stuffs included. How awesome is that?

My older sister's continued lack of time management meant that I hung out in downtown Philly for an extra hour in the cold (yes, 70 degrees is cold so STFU. My toes were turning blue but thank god for that jacket i bought in Maine).

Am now at my sister's and I get to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] kerryblaze tomorrow night. I'm really looking forward to that! My sister and I had planned on goign to the Franklin Institute's pirate exhibit but it's fucking expensive and I'd rather just go do the free touristy shit instead. Then on Thursday - we're going to a cross stitch store and then off to a motorcycle jaunt. Then on Friday - it's off to Atlantic City with my dad and sister and then on Saturday, possibly Hersheypark with my dad. Then - Sunday - dad and me head to DC to stay with [livejournal.com profile] janicechess and to hang out with peeps. Tuesday? Breakfast/lunch/brunch with [livejournal.com profile] star98hope!

How's everyone?

A Few Recs

Sep. 21st, 2008 07:26 pm
wook77: (ollian buss)
I've been promising links to a few of my favourite GLBT books.

The first is Kirith Kirin. I reviewed it before and it maintains a very high spot on my favourite book list. A small caveat - I would not read the continuation of the series. It devolves into a weird world that I didn't enjoy.

Lynn Flewelling. No, srsly. She has two series - Nightrunner series feature a gay couple as the two main heroes. Every book (but the last one which I hated) is well written. I have high hopes for the next book as the author took the concrit and worked on the issues and promised to improve the issues. So give this series a try.

The second series is Tamir Trilogy features a transgendered heroine. It's a fantastic concept and it's fairly well executed. I quite like this series.

So there are some of my favourite books. Do you have any recommendations?

Finally, a few more fandom things - I've been promising a link to this story - Why Sex Ed Should Stay in Schools - it's a Sesame Street slash story and omg. The lulz. I talked about this at Terminus a lot. I've talked about this story in chats and on vacation and just go read it. It's seriously amazingly crackalicious.

Verbotene Liebe playlist. Srsly awesome in a semi-poorly-acted German and subtitled sort of way.
wook77: (true tales from the case files)
Today was the workday from hell.

It started with an email from the payroll company telling me that they were unwilling to do further research and that I should seek legal counsel to sue an employee to get the duplicate paid funds back from said employee. Only catch? Said employee only got the funds once, as I've been saying from the beginning. It was clearly apparent that the fucktard hadn't bothered to look at my email let alone the email attachment showing the employee's bank statement illustrating that they only got the funds once. Fucking fucktarding assholes.

Then, we have our annual audit going on right now. work babble )

Fandom-wise, I'm writing for fun and that is very very nice. I have a huge deamus that will eventually go along with the [livejournal.com profile] 100quills claim I made for Deamus but for now, I'm just tweaking for canon compliance before I start sending to beta and then posting. It's sitting at about 27000 words right now with IDK how many more to go.

[livejournal.com profile] rs_small_gifts is making me feel like the nose-picker in elementary school that's last to get picked for dodgeball. I thought I made relatively open requests but no one's claimed any of them. *le sad* All I want is kissing. That's it. However, I claimed something that is made of win and the only problem with it that I shall have is keeping it small. Plus the mods are made of win and have promised everyone who claims will get something so I still have something to look forward to, regardless of said nose-picker status.

UGH, speaking of nosepicking, brief rant about Tucson drivers ) Sorry about that, now on to the rest of the post...

[livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman and I have assumed the reins at [livejournal.com profile] rs_prophet and we're looking to revitalize and relaunch it. If you have any current Remus/Sirius writers you think we should watch, leave a list here, please. Also, if you're interested in being an editor, email me? wook77[at]livejournal[dot]com.

Typing my email up there reminded me that my paid account is expiring soon. I'm really sad to be losing my icons and that whole LJ email thing.

Finally, a couple of recs.

Because I'm finally able to put coherent thought into it. At [livejournal.com profile] hpslashnotsmut, I received Observance and it's Dean/Seamus. Brilliant composition and form, unique and lovely. Add in that this mystery author's characterisations are spot-on and I'm in love. It entwines within the Deathly Hallows canon and it's seamless, really. Just little bibs and bobs of canon that I just love so much. It's extremely well done and I can't tell you that enough. There's these little idiosyncratic observances that really make the story completely full and vibrant. It had me from the first sentence, really. I wanted to know more and the author really gave me just enough to fill in the blanks ALMOST to the point of being satiated. I absolutely love a story that does that for me. I'm gobsmacked that it only has 2 comments on it. Surely more people have read it and enjoyed it.

[livejournal.com profile] kaalee wrote a stream-of-consciousness drabble-ish Dean/Seamus for my birthday - Deadly Perfection. We've had these conversations about how I'm a bit of a stream of consciousness author, I like giving insights into their heads and writing exactly what the characters are thinking and [livejournal.com profile] kaalee claims that she can't do that. Personally, I think and have thought, she's full of shit. This right here is my physical proof. It flows really nicely and gives you a fleshed out picture simply by what it implies in between the thoughts.

Go forth and heap the love by telling the creators of these (and more) works that you enjoyed them!
wook77: (Default)
Went to the local community college and took my placement exams. Surprise surprise, I got perfect scores. (Can I use this as beta certification that I edited four essays properly?) In fact, due to my high scores, I tested into the honors program there which, yanno, is a waste as I'm only taking one class there.

Am signed up for my intro to international relations class and will be starting it in a couple of weeks. So, it was a productive day, even if I didn't get any writing done at all.

Speaking of writing - I was tagged for that Five Favourite Fics I've written meme. So, here goes -

WRITER'S MEME: Sometimes it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of the top five favorite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same. (I don't do well at tagging so no one is tagged)

Moments - (Harry/Draco) It's got a disparate timeline, darkness, an interesting ending and explores various themes. I adore this story though it wasn't well received. I wrote it when I was extremely happy, which makes it a bit boggling that it came out the way it did. I don't think it's the best thing I've ever written but I do love it.

Deprecor - (Harry/Draco) When I started writing this story, it was a complete and total PWP. I never meant it to have any sort of theme or moral or anything at all other than BDSM. I love exploring the lifestyle. Hell, I used to live that lifestyle for awhile. To see it evolve into something unexpected and well-received made me extremely happy. Some authors hate that but I love when stories do that.

Moments in Memory - (Neville/Ginny) I wrote this for [livejournal.com profile] hp_springsmut and omg, so much research and pushing of the self on this one. I wrote this for [livejournal.com profile] coffee_n_cocoa and I angsted over it like you wouldn't believe. Hello, writing Neville for the most fantastic Neville writer ever? Yeah, stressful. I have such a brilliant support network of friends that listen to my wibbling, slap me upside the head and then make me go with the ideas. So, not only am I proud of this story and think that it holds up even now, it reminds me of my friends and the way they listened to my ideas and my flailing and reassured me/kicked my ass/helped me.

This next one - I'm going to cheat on by doing two separate stories as one. Last August, I had two Deamus prompts. I angsted over both. The first was what became Root So Deep and the second became Wish Long and Long. My justification of these two being combined into one is that the writing experience, timeline and the posting date meld into one. I remember when I saw the list of who had made it into smutmas and I looked at that list and prayed for [livejournal.com profile] kaalee. When I got her, I bit my hand to keep from crying and I knew, absolutely knew, the story I wanted to tell. It was completely crystal clear in my head. The same is true of Wish Long and Long. Both stories were there and completely begging to be told. I stayed up long through the night writing both of these stories. I'm truly proud of them for a variety of reasons. The first is that they turned out fantastic and that's not just ego speaking. The second is that they turned out exactly as I envisioned from the beginning. The third is that I wrote them for people I love. The fourth is that network of support I just talked about. My friends organised group chats JUST to cheer me on and reassure me. People that don't read HP or Deamus or slash or even fanfiction, read over them and helped me. I'm getting maudlin but these stories proved to me that fandom is a community.

Finally - This list wouldn't be complete without One Last Fare. This was my first piece of fanfiction in Harry Potter. It doesn't quite hold up to the new writing style and skill level but I'm still inordinately pround of this and I adore it. I was so scared when I linked it to the first community here on LJ. OMG, soooo scared that people would hate it and tell me so. Then people responded to it and were so gracious. I love that this story launched me into this crazy community known as fandom.

So there you have it. My five favourite fics that I've written. They're not all the best in the world but I do love them muchly. I'll admit that I haven't lost that small flutter when I hit post and I wait, anxiously, to see what people are going to think of my latest creation. I don't think that ever goes away, no matter where you are in the food chain of fandom or writing.
wook77: (billydomliv)
Misc. Post -

Recent friending frenzy so hi! If you ever have questions, feel free to ask! Want to get to know me? There's more than enough personal crap all through this journal *grins*. So welcome!

I've always had this problem with either Snape or Ron having a working willy unless it's in a sort of psychotic episode thing. Like - I can deal with Ron having sex if he's insane and giving it to Ginny. I can deal with angry hate!sex with Snape and Regulus.

The point is - today is READ Day and thus - I think it's now time that I might see if I can expand my horizons so......... I know I have a lot of Ron/Harry or Harry/Ron shippers on my flist. Anyone want to rec me anything? I'll leave Snape for another day.

If I haven't commented on something, you can take that to mean that I haven't read it and/or I, um, read it while sneaking out onto the internet at work and forgot to comment. So, if you've written something I haven't checked out lately, rec me?

Some things I've recently read and really enjoyed -

[livejournal.com profile] slashfest recs -

A New Sort of Security - Charlie/Linus (Yes, you read that right... Peanuts slash) It's really cute and sort of sweet. Give it a chance, I swear the boys are legal.

Messes - The Black Donnellys (Tommy/Jimmy, Jimmy/Tommy) NC-17 - battle of wills PWP and it's pretty hot.

[livejournal.com profile] serpentinelion recs -

There's Always One More Sheep Around the Corner, or A Week in Cumbria - Long and really worth reading. It's got a brilliant Harry and a fantastic Draco in it. They've both made mistakes and it's all about fixing them and sheep. Did I mention that there were sheep? There are, just in case I forgot *winks*.

Misc Recs

Finals - Bobby/Jack from Four Brothers. This isn't the best written story but the author shows promise and, well, anyone who can make Physics sexy, I'll give a chance to. It's got some fairly sexy Physics lessons in there. It's a bit schmoopy, in fact, a bit too schmoopy but the Physics lesson during sex made up for it.

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And now, if you're still reading - I really need a Britpicker for a very long H/D. We're talking a possibility of over 20k. The fics at 13k and not close to done yet. So, um, yeah, Britpicker? Anyone? Possibly this weekend but probably more like next week sometime.

personal ramblings )

On Monday, I have my first day off of work since, um, well, wow, since Christmas (which shouldn't count as you never get to do what you want on Christmas) and then Thanksgiving (again, shouldn't count). So um, yeah, I'm finally taking a day off. I'm going to be meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] wendy for loads of fun and margaritas. And possibly Mark Wahlberg shirtless and larger than life. And possibly new shoes. I'm psyched BEYOND psyched. This is going to be so much fun.

Speaking of Arizona meet-ups... anyone in AZ interested in doing an "HP in AZ" sort of thing? Is there something for this already? I've been talking to a fellow AZ resident and we thought it'd be awesome to get a group together to hang out. What do you think? Know anyone in AZ that might be interested? I'd be willing to organize the first get together and/or get a comm set up to really get people in one spot.

rant

Oct. 11th, 2006 04:01 pm
wook77: (wank)
This has been brewing for a bit... I'll try to stay polite but...

I belong to a shitload of comms. Maybe not as many as some but there are lots. Sometimes there are fic searches in those comms. I don't mind them if the searcher isn't spamming every frikken comm related to that pairing at the same time.

In fact, sometimes I re-discover old favourites, discover new favourites and sporking material and, I'll admit it, I've had an ego boost or two when one of my stories was searched for.

What I hate are the posts from people bitching about fic searches. I especially hate when people are all "ZOMG if you don't stop the fic searches, I'm going to leave this comm!!1!1!oneoneone".

Get. The. Fuck. Over. Yourself.

At least a fic search promotes discussion and allows for people to find something new to (re)read. You (and this is a general you) pissing and moaning about the fic searches does nothing but promote wank.

Scroll past 'em. Leave the comm. Piss and moan in your own journal about fic searches. I don't much care. Keep it out of the comm and stop making lurkers/newbies/others feel guilty about enjoying a story enough to want to read it again.

I do realise the hypocrisy of my post as I'm bitching about people bitching about fic searches but it never fails to annoy me. But at least I'm only annoying my flist and following my own advice, right?
wook77: (Hug a wookiee)
A year ago today, I bought a paid account and officially and completely joined the HP Fandom. I actually posted my first story on 8-11-05 and it was One Last Fare - A H/D story set in a cab and inspired by the song - Taxi by Harry Chapin.

Before that, I read alot of H/D stories. I did (and still do) my best to comment on everything I read. I've made some amazingly brilliant friends along the way so far.

Just some statistics for you as I do this retrospective -

I've written 120 stories/drabbles that I claim (there are a few out there that I'm mildly embarrassed about and won't claim) - ranging in word count from 85 to 6401. A total word count right now is 125313.

Of those 120 stories - 68 are H/D. There are 5 different fandoms represented there, including an ongoing introspection into my life for [livejournal.com profile] 30_memoirs.

The story I'm most proud of is Moments - A darker story with an ambiguous ending.

I've always been open to concrit and I hope that you all feel comfortable enough with me that you'll always be willing to give it to me.

Anyway - just thought it was a good time to put this out here as I've renewed my paid account and my extra icons for another year. My fandoms and pairings might be constantly increasing and changing but I'm glad you're all here for the journey.
wook77: (monaboyd)
They say you aren't someone in fandom until you're plaigarised.

I'm not sure if I'm someone now or not... since I've recently been accused of plaigarising.... myself. That's right. MYSELF! ARGH, fuckwit.

Moving right along from that frustrating situation... My life is gone. As in... I've had 2 hours of sleep in the past two nights and the reason for this is all [livejournal.com profile] why_me_why_not's fault. She recently rec'd a WIP that was monaboyd. (listen to me dropping terms like I've been using them for forever)

Monaboyd= Dominic Monaghan/Billy Boyd. That's right, peeps, RPS. You may now start mocking me as I have mocked so many others for reading RPS. I've been reading it almost straight except for breaks for things like the toilet, that 2 hours of sleep, writing my hd_365 and driving to and from work. (Notice I didn't mention eating breaks cause I haven't really eaten in two days either) Expect a rec list soon.

How's everyone else? Anyone excited about Lumos? Just think... this time next week, [livejournal.com profile] wildegirl_05 and I will be either watching strippers, getting shitfaced, sitting by a pool or some other such activity. Everyone is welcome to join us, of course.

Still haven't sorted out the sleeping thing yet as [livejournal.com profile] wildegirl_05 has been sucked into her own RPS world. *pokes*

If you want to meet up with me at Lumos, comment here and I'll give you my mobile in a screened comment or you can email me or whatevah. If you want to stalk me, please to be making sure that you're Dominic Monaghan first, otherwise, I already have more than enough stalkers.
wook77: (lying down harry)
Question for the flist as I'm writing away...

is there such a thing as the "Drarry Olympics"? I know that there is the [livejournal.com profile] snarry_olympics... but it'd be cool if there was a drarry one as well.

Anyone know if there is?

If there isn't... anyone want to help start it if the snarry folks are willing to allow us to pinch their idea?

ETA: It seems that there is not a Drarry Olympics Comm.

That being said - I've sent a request off to the Snarry folks about borrowing the basic idea and tweaking it for Drarry... so hopefully they're cool with us borrowing the basic idea and premise. Keep your fingers crossed, folks!

ETA2: - The mod team is now in place so stay tuned. We've started assembling ideas so we'll keep everyone updated.

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