wook77: (tattoos)
Rather than fixating on how stressed and annoyed I am, how about a celebratory post?

DADT has been repealed! WOOHOO! About damned time! Plus, Someone I know just got married. I love that they timed it so that as the repeal went into effect, they were getting married. Couldn't happen to nicer people, as far as I'm concerned. I'm only sad cause I think this means that the person I know is moving to Sierra Vista and I won't see him as much any longer.

Same Sex Couples will be available in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Considering how much I love Star Wars and I love Bioware, this is great news as far as I'm concerned. I'm disappointed that it'll be add-on content but if that add-on content is free, well, that'll be awesome. I'm curious how it'll work if I have the add-on content and someone else doesn't - will they see my same-sex partner and/or acknowledge that relationship? Or can people still have the gay blinders on and not see any same sex relationship? Inquiring minds want to know.

I pre-ordered Assassin's Creed: Revelations, finally. I also pre-ordered Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. I hated the other Elder Scrolls game I played but, I'm voting with my wallet and supporting games that have equality in them.

I was following the #yesGayYA hashtag and reading all the various and sundry. So I bought about 20 books from a list that was put on [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda's post. Lee Wind has a ton of great books listed. I've already made arrangements with the library system here that, when I'm done, they'll be very happy to take the books off my hands and put them into circulation. Can't ask for more than that from the librarians since they're not allowed to buy any new books right now because of budget cuts. They can, however, use donated books. So I'll have to be gentle with them.

Which leads me to my question for all of you - what are your favorite "traditional published" books featuring gay characters? Can be young adult, fantasy, romance, sci-fi, whatever. Just not an e-publisher since I read so many of those already. I ask for any of them because, for as much as I want to see more LGBTQ characters in young adult, I want to see them in regular fiction, too. And in fantasy. And in romances on the shelf, under the "romance" filing rather than the "LGBT" section. So to help with that, I'll continue voting with my wallet and showing publishers that I will buy LGBT books. Lay your recs on me, oh great and wonderful Flist!
wook77: (blow up fandom)
I find dolls creepy. I wish people would lj-cut them or something because, seriously, their dead eyes just staring at you creeps me right the fuck out. Add in when people dress them up and take them out as if they're actual babies? *shudders*

Speaking of LJ-cuts... I defriended a bunch of people lately for sheer insane assholeness.

I hate people who think it's a-ok to blame the victim of rape/domestic violence/etc because they stayed in the situation. Here's a hint, when someone's beating the shit out of you but it's not a choice the victim is making because they don't think they have a choice. So get the fuck off your high horse, you fucking cuntrag doucheface bitches and shut the fuck up about shit you don't know fuckall about. Until you're constantly ducking the punches and listening to a repetitive litany of your faults and how you'll never get out of there and you don't deserve any better, you don't get to talk to me or anyone about how it's their choice so they're complicit in their victimization. I repeat - you don't know fuckall about how it happens and how it feels to be stuck there. Instead, you're just a bunch of misogynistic little speshul snowflake womenhating assholes who happen to be female. And, yeah, maybe a bit of pent-up hostility there.

I also defriended a few people that decided that it's awesome to be into slash but how dare anyone want marriage equality or to have gaybashing as a hate crime. Fuckers. So you think it's hot when two guys/gals go at it but Lord Forbid if they want to be treated as equal humans, eh? And... off the flist.

What is up with the insanity and lack of empathy/sympathy/humanity lately?
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: (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: (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?

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.
wook77: (Diet Coke)
I haven't posted lately because honestly? The only thing going on in my life is work (and not very exciting work at that).

I had my first paid speaking gig on "Employee Engagement: Inspiring Employees to be Well". It's just mindboggling that I get paid to tell people that if they talk to their employees, their employees will talk back.

I've finally finished my [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti fic. It's going to require copious amounts of beta'ing but it's finished. Deamus with a side of Neville/Susan, Dennis/Parvati, Harry/Ginny and misc other characters.

I've also finished both of my [livejournal.com profile] help_nz fics. Woohoo!

I've a prompt for [livejournal.com profile] help_japan which I'm looking forward to writing! I'm claiming my [livejournal.com profile] trekreversebang prompt tomorrow and I have one that I really really want as I've sort of already started writing it :/ Way to put the cart before the horse, wook, you idiot.

Tomorrow shall be spent stitching Star Trek characters.

I think I might have a house lined up for next year. It'll be a rental but, still, I'm finally getting my own place and moving out of my mother and sister's house. I'm stuck until next year as my sister is in school and has no income so they need me to help pay the mortgage. The house is fairly tiny (about 800 sq feet) but it has a nice sized back yard. I worked out the budget for the house and it looks like I can afford it with a little left over, even with quitting Fry's.

Those who know me will be shocked by the following: I have cut my Diet Coke intake down from about two 2-liters a day to 3 cans a day. This is huge. I haven't been getting caffeine headaches with that cutback but I'm going to go for another week before I cut it down to one can a day.

My manager at Fry's was finally able to cut my schedule down to 3 shifts a week. In a few weeks, I'll be back to two shifts a week. That's still more than enough money to afford trips and pay off medical bills so I'm good to go with that sort of schedule.
wook77: (underwear dance)
I was mocking discussing laundry habits with my sister. So, I wanted to see how abnormal or normal either of us are. Thus, time for a poll.

[Poll #1711054]
wook77: (christian - thinking)
On Thursday and Friday nights this past week, I volunteered at an emergency shelter. Tucson declared a state of emergency due to the cold and the fact that 14k people were without heat. Unfortunately, the shelter didn't get a lot of usage but, still, awesome idea.

During my time volunteering, I met some amazing people. There was the guy that gave up his condo in NYC to drive around in a beat-up Jeep and camp out in various places around the US. He was appalled that, whenever he asked anyone where the library was, they had no idea. It wasn't just Tucson, it was Seattle and Des Moines and Chicago and Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. We talked about books and writing for hours.

There was the guy that came in that had a bit of gas going into his house but he simply couldn't afford to heat his house. He chatted with me as he walked his cat around on a leash. We had brilliant conversations about his time in the military and how he felt a bit loss because he'd never found a job that fit quite like the military. He had problems relating to people and never once made eye contact with me. He told me that I was the first person he'd talked to for more than a few minutes, at least in three years. Three years of not having anything more than a cursory conversation with someone.

There was the homeless man who had a service chihuahua. The dog was there for seizures and for mental health issues. It was freezing so the man came in from the cold only for his dog. If it hadn't been for the dog, he would've stayed right outside, he proudly told me. He was very withdrawn and only responded when asked about his dog.

But the one set of people I met that has me wrenched up in a navel-gazing sort of way was the 13 year old girl I met. (I'll call her "A") She came in with her father and they had two cats that walked on a leash. One was fixed and the other wasn't. It wasn't until they'd been at the shelter for three hours that she gave an interview to one of the reporters that showed up. When the reporter asked her how long they'd been without gas, she looked at him, blinked and said that there was plenty of gas in their car. It's just it was nice to sleep in a real bed.

A and her father (always father, never dad or daddy. always father) had been living in their car for two months. This time. They'd had a place for a few months before that but before that, they'd been living in the car. In the past year, she'd been living in the car over 6 months. A car.

Both her and her father had very limited social skills. The first night, they barely talked to anyone. They were polite but withdrawn. A was proud to admit that she'd started her first college class (13 and going to college and homeless). Other than that, they didn't speak. The second night, I greeted them by name, ushered them into the shelter with a smile and found myself talking to both her and her dad. It was hard to navigate the conversation, to keep it away from things they found intrusive (questions like, "are you warm enough here" and asked because the first night, the boiler malfunctioned and the place's temperature sank to 55, was far too personal). I talked to them about their animals and the importance of spaying and neutering. The father mentioned that one of my co-workers had mentioned a free neuter but he wasn't interested. We talked about health risks and ensuring that the animals kept all their shots up to date.

I took a moment to introduce everyone to my replacement, ensuring that my replacement volunteer knew the minefield and could make better decisions than I had the night before, and went on my way.

This morning, I got a call from the co-worker (who is a high mucketymuck at work and not just a grunt like me) that the father had agreed to neuter his cat and that it was all "your fault". I've never been so grateful to hear the words "your fault".

But, really, I wonder about the impact I had. Anyone who has been on my flist for awhile can tell you that, every year, for my birthday and for Christmas, I ask people to give to the needy, to look through their closets and downsize their stuff. I ask people to donate to local charities and take the time to volunteer if they can. I'm really good at the lip service to these causes.

However, I've learned that I still suffer from the "not in my backyard" syndrome. Sure, there's a problem with homeless families but, really, not in Tucson. We're a very generous small city. And, really, if it's a homeless family, it's female-led. That's why it's important to have safe places for families to go. Except that most homeless shelters don't really plan for male-led homeless families so where did this father/daughter combo have to go that wouldn't separate them?

The other part that really got me was that each person that I spoke to told me about how awesome the libraries are, how important they are for a safe haven and the opportunities they presented. To A, they meant a place where she could work on her college and high school classes. To the traveler, they meant a place where he can get a book, brush up on his skills and take a moment to rest somewhere warm/cool. To another gentleman, they meant a place where he could just be. It was rare that I heard about the importance of the books but, instead, they talked about the librarians that helped them without judgment and the rare one that did judge. They talked about how it was a shame that libraries weren't treated with respect anymore. They talked about how people abuse the library, stealing books that others want to enjoy.

And I sat there, knowing full well that I owe twenty-five dollars in fines to the library that I can easily repay but I've been too fucking lazy to do and I was so ashamed at that moment (and now). So, Monday, I'll be calling the main branch and having my credit card charged for my fines. I'll be making a donation, too. I'm going to work harder at my classes.

I'm reassessing what I've been doing and how I look at the world. It's all navel gazing but, really, sometimes you need something to rock you out of complacency and I have to thank A for that.

Sorry this is so long and not under a cut but it feels wrong to hide their stories under a cut. These people are hidden away so much by society already that I feel ashamed for trying to hide them again. So, no cut and you can flay me for it, if you'd like.
wook77: (Chin can mount my bike anytime)
I spent yesterday in a round of awful errands. First up was waking in a panic as my sister's dog fell out of the car and my mum freaked. So, after getting him in the car, again, then dressing, then taking hiim to the vet then bringing him home, I got the joy of the DMV.

I needed to get a salvage title so the insurance would give me the money to fix my car. (remember that, it's important...) So I go to the DMV and the lady behind the counter explains to me that I have to get my car inspected to get the salvage title. To get the inspection, my car has to be fixed. This prompts me to explain that to get my car fixed, I need the salvage title. She didn't get it. So I went through the whole thing - to get my car fixed, I need the salvage title. To get the salvage title, I need an inspection. To get the inspection, I need to get my car fixed. But to get my car fixed, I need the salvage title. She finally gets a clue and, after an hour, finds out that she can override the issue that is causing this whole clusterfuck. The issue? Well, 7 years ago when I registered my car, turns out that someone didn't enter "15" in one of the data entry areas. That's it. That was the entire issue. Salvage title in hand, I then proceeded to make the mistake of asking for an updated driver's license. Back to the end of the line I went and, 1.5 hours later, left the DMV.

Only to journey to the post office where I made my third attempt to mail off my final Cross-stitch for the [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti auction. Turns out that Australian post really doesn't like me. $35.50 later, it's on its way to Australia. Hopefully it makes it there. I also mailed off a package for my sister.

Then I went to the bank where I made a deposit for my sister.

Then I went to the grocery store for my sister.

In there, I also went to the doctor's office and got some scans done. I get home, crawl into a bed for a well-deserved nap to replace the sleep my sister's dog cost me and... my sister wakes me up to "say thanks" for running her errands for her. MOTHERFUCKER. Less than half an hour of a nap. She then couldn't understand why I was pissed off about it. WTF?!

Anyway - tomorrow, I have my court appearance for when I got cited when a dude cut in front of me after making an unsafe lane change and then slammed on his brakes on a green light. (Coincidentally, the accident causing the visit to the DMV)

If all things go correctly, I get my car back in two to three weeks. My luck says that it takes longer than that.
wook77: (bffs)
An update about moi in the continuing saga of "wook has no luck".

I had my ankle surgery on Friday. It freaking hurts but I started putting weight on it Saturday as I walked around the house. I did stairs tonight! Which means 2 things: 1.) my own bed and 2.) SHOWER! or, at least, partial shower! I just had to wrap the right leg in a garbage bag and tape it off so it doesn't get wet and then I'm able to shower. woooohooo!

I now know how gross my hair gets after 4 days of not washing it. The answer is "very gross".

My chest still aches and so does my left middle toe. My knee, hips and wrist also still hurt but everything is slowly feeling better. I have bruises on my bruises.

I keep falling asleep like an old man. I'll be in the middle of a conversation and just pass right out. Awkward... I think I've gained weight, too, considering that I've been flat on my back for almost a week.

Worst part is that the package I keep trying to ship to Australia keeps coming back to me. So I emailed the poor lady to tell her about the two different accidents and now she's had one of her own. It's like I'm a vortex of suck :( No one else has been dragged in, have they?

I go to pick up my handicapped tag at the DMV tomorrow. I have to finish shopping for my family.

I am finished with classes for the semester. I still haven't completed my background check to take a class next semester. This is rather hilarious in a burning irony sort of way. I am taking a class on sexuality (it has a really long title but it's basically about LGBT sexuality) and the only place that it's offered is on the local Air Force Base. LOL at the DADT and sexuality class collision. Except DADT got repealed! WEEHEE!

IDK if I've ever mentioned this here but my father is a very narrowminded Republican. We had a great discussion on why DADT is a bad idea and why equality matters. I think I actually got through to him. I know, color me surprised.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to finish curling up in my own bed. Me/my bed are OTP *snuggles*
wook77: (mike lange - hunt moose on a harley)
omg, with the memes again. wtf, self?

Sorry, I have fic coming, promise.

Until then... stolen from someone on the flist...

Go to google and type in "you know you're from [state]" and bold the things that apply to you

you know you're from Pennsylvania if... )

I am so embarrassed by all the language ones. I say all those things if you get me especially shitfaced and around someone from PA. It's awful. I start sounding all PA Dutch when I've worked so hard to get that crap outta me. [livejournal.com profile] kerryblaze - don't even try this the next time we get together. I will hurt you :P

And I really miss chicken corn soup from a firehall. Like bad. Like bad enough that I'm actually talking about a "food trip" with my mum wherein we visit tons of our favorite food places and eat and eat and eat and eat.

Funny story tying in to You live within two miles of a plant that makes potato chips, corn chips,pretzels, candy, or ice cream, or that packages turkeys, beans, or bologna.

I grew up in farming country near Carlisle, PA. For a school field trip in third grade, we went to a cemetery to see the Molly Pitcher Memorial. Did I mention the fact that there was an entire group of small children being dragged through a cemetery? Then, for lunch, we walked across the street to the Kunzler Hot Dog Factory where we got to watch them grind up the beef (they had artwork featuring farm animals hanging on the walls, too. So, just in case you weren't certain what they were grinding up, there were cute little pictures of pigs, chickens and cows on the walls as helpful reminders), "slide" it into the intestinal sheaths before steaming them and then the factory manager trooped us all upstairs where we got to eat the hot dogs we just watched get made.

Not only did I have one of the worst field trips ever, but I didn't eat hot dogs for years afterwards. It was that traumatic. What's the worst field trip you ever had? Let's compare childhood traumas.
wook77: (sandwich tiem nao?)
Random RL Update:

This past week was my first week of only 10 hours at Fry's. It was lovely. Unfortunately, this week, I have 10 hours at Fry's again but... also classes. I'm taking a class on racism and minorities and then another on marriage/sexuality/family.

They should be very interesting, don't get me wrong, but I'm a little O.o over them, at the same time. I can't say that the racism class sounds fun but I am interested in expanding my horizons.

Yanno, there was this discussion awhile back on whether slash is good for anything other than women getting their jollies off or if it's helped the LGBTQQ cause. I'd like to think that it has if only because fandom (not m/m romance in general but fandom) has this amazing capacity to widen horizons and illustrate exactly what these things mean IRL. Before fandom, I gave quite a bit of lipservice to equality but, because of fandom in particular, I'm now out there protesting SB1070 and marching in the Gay Pride parade in Tucson. When Prop 201 (Arizona's proposition defining marriage as between a man and a woman) happened, I joined the protest downtown and immediately got involved. So I have to say that fandom has definitely changed my perspective, given me causes I believe in and widened my horizons. Without fandom, I'd still be aimless and wondering just what it was that I could get passionate about. Now I know. So, thanks, fandom.

Anyway, back to real life... work is no longer crushing my soul even though our annual audit starts tomorrow. (FYI: I work for a non-profit and we have our financial statements audited once a year to maintain our 501(c)3 status and high rank on Charity Navigator) I'm finally finding my groove in my new position and feeling less overwhelmed by all the things I need to do.

I'm not feeling sleep deprived and that's really resulted in a higher level of cognitive skill. I'm almost done with my [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti fic that I owe. I've finished two fics over the past week and a bit (in two fandoms, btw). I've been able to keep up with all of you for the past week and have actually commented in your LJs. IDK if this will keep up once I'm back in school once more but I'm definitely enjoying the ability for now.

I've also organized and found about a billion things that I'd promised to mail and hadn't. Add in that I also received a horribly mangled box (complete with unhelpful "we're so sorry but we have high standards REALLY!!!!! This never ever happens except this one time!!!!" note from the USPS) and I'm thinking my trip to the post office and UPS store tomorrow will be absolutely nightmare-ish. So, if I owe you mail, I'm very sorry and it's coming.

This weekend, I organized my room and watched a bunch of older movies. Next weekend, I organize my music files and finally add them to the new computer (yanno, the one I bought in like May).
wook77: (Diet Coke)
It's been probably about a year since I did this meme so I thought I'd do it again.

The "Getting To Know The Flist Random Things Meme"

Under the cut - 10 Random Things about me. Feel free to comment with a random factoid about you!

10 Random Things )

What about you? What's an interesting factoid?
wook77: (women and seamus don't mix)
Been having a brilliant time.

Got to meet [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile's family today. They're awesome. Her Dad can really cook and her brother is wicked funny and her mum is super nice.

We went to Trekfest on Saturday which, yanno, was all right. The parade was interesting though I don't think the participants got the whole "Mirror, Mirror" theme as there were a lot of Snow White references and not so many with the Star Trek references. But, I did get candy hurled at me and [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile did get a set of beads without having to show her tits so, yanno, win.

It was hot and sticky and miserable, though. Quite a few of the events were cancelled due to flooding. I got mud in all sorts of places I haven't got mud in for a very long time.

So we headed to the casino and had a good time hanging out there. [livejournal.com profile] dramedy and two of her friends popped in and we all gambled, giggling and laughing the whole time. Her two friends are wicked fun, as to be expected as [livejournal.com profile] dramedy is just as funny and awesome. [livejournal.com profile] dramedydrew some awesome stuff but I'll have to link to her post about it.

Mall of America was awesome. [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile rode her first roller coaster (I totes popped her roller coaster cherry). She meeped but held up a hand during parts of it. Brilliant time. If you get a chance to go, there's this one roller coaster that sends you straight up (literally, straight up) and then sends you straight down into two loops. Very awesome. Add in that it was the Spongebob themed and that rocked hardcore.

Now, [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile and I are now watching Star Trek, drinking, eating popcorn and writing. Go mirror!verse!

Blargh

Mar. 9th, 2010 09:51 pm
wook77: (malak)
I post, I disappear for two weeks. I post, I disappear for two weeks. I'm starting to detect a pattern.

Work is currently nomming on my brain. Unfortunately, that isn't likely to end as I'm currently working on some major projects that could have a very good payoff for me.

In addition, there's school and the idiots in my class. IE: We were asked about a solution to poverty and one of my classmates responded with "give people more money. People with money aren't poor." Cause, yeah that'll work. UGH. And all the responses were similar.

Anyway, I have fic. I have LOTS of fic. I have fic that I got back from beta a week ago and I have fic that needs to head to beta. I have fic in journals and on receipts and in books. I have fic everywhere but just no time to transcribe and tweak. Tonight is a rare night off and I'm totally transcribing it.

Did I mention that the keyboard on my computer died on Sunday? Only like 12 keys work on it. I've tried everything and nothing worked except plugging in a USB keyboard. I just hope that the Ebon Hawk holds together until I can afford a new computer. I figure if its namesake could have rocks crush it on Malachor V and fly off into the sunset, then so can my computer, dammit.

I also stitched up two of my four cross-stitched Star Trek character pieces for [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti. The first is a Kirk/Mirror!Spock and the second is Picard/Riker. I just have to find my freaking frames and mail them out and then I shall post photos. They're seriously adorable, just ask [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile.

I have missed bunches and bunches of your lives and I apologize profusely. I do not blame you for thinking I'm a douche.

Ramblings

Jan. 26th, 2010 09:25 pm
wook77: (Bolt)
Class continues to be, err, "interesting". It's boring but, at least, I can get to the more interesting stuff after this. Textbook dramaz continue as I just refused delivery of the two sets of books that shouldn't have been sent to me.

My dogs are out of sorts, they're constantly looking around for Chubbs and IDK how to help with that. My left eye is swollen weird - IDK what I did when I had a crying jag but whatever it is, it fucked up my eye but good. It's swollen almost completely shut and it's the top and the bottom of the eye. It's not pink eye, at least according to the doctor I went to see about it. Doctor told me to just wait a few days to see if the swelling goes done - something about stressing the tear ducts or something. IDK, I'm not a medically inclined person.

Anyway - so the dogs are fighting, I'm fighting with my family and it's all this chaotic negative energy everywhere. I'm also 3 hours short of keeping my insurance from Fry's. But that's almost all right as I no longer need surgery as my endometriosis has responded to treatment, my andometriosis is under control and my ovarian cysts have been reabsorbed and are no longer causing me issues. So they called off my surgeries. I can switch to the shitty insurance for a month. I'm not stressing over it any longer. I don't have time.

In better news - my [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti auction for fic ended up going to [livejournal.com profile] katmarajade for a mindboggling amount. I shall be writing Deamus for her. Current plot points planned put the fic at over 50k. Poor [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile, [livejournal.com profile] anathema91 and [livejournal.com profile] shygryf have had to put up with me babbling my way through this plot. It's either going to be the greatest HP fic I've ever written or it's going to fall flat on its ass. I don't think there's going to be a middle ground for it. Here's to hoping that it ends up succeeding beyond my wildest dreams.

In even better news - IDK how many of you all that actively read my LJ were around for my car loan dramaz but, basically, shit happened and I had to pay off my car with a loan from Bank of Dad back in 2006. Well, I have 3 more payments. THREE MORE PAYMENTS. I've been paying on this car since November of 2002, peeps. THREE MORE PAYMENTS. Three more and then I'm free!

In other random news - I watched all of the Lord of the Ring movies in the past two nights. Well, by "all", I mean that I skipped all the Frodo bits. The unnecessary zoom on Frodo's eyes annoys the fuck out of me after awhile. I also sort of skipped Legolas a bit as I got tired of the dramatic staring past the camera. I did watch all the Karl parts. And the David Wenham parts. And the Merry/Pippin parts. And all the battles. Oh Helm's Deep, I was already overly emotional. Haldir dying had me sobbing uncontrollably.

Which brings me to my last point - as much as I loved the slashy goodness of Holmes, methinks that my participation in the Sherlock Holmes fandom is going to be like my participation in LOTR. As much as I love the fic, I have no energy or drive to consume the original book source material and nor do I feel it necessary to write in said fandom(s). I'm sort of sad about that.
wook77: (FAIL BOAT)
Poor [livejournal.com profile] elanorofcastile has been stuck listening to me babble about this new system registry cleaner I downloaded. It worked like a charm. My computer now reboots instead of freezing up on the shutting down phase. It takes about 3 minutes to reboot including loading up firefox when it used to take 20. Word loads instantly instead of taking a couple of minutes. iTunes loads in about a minute instead of 10. I sort of love this registry cleaner. My system commitment is lower now, with multiple hog programs running, than it used to be upon start up with no programs running.

The Ebon Hawk - she's holding together.

I sort of want fic where Kirk and Bones are old men together. Like - either together or not together and regretting it. Any recs for me?

I've been reading some m/m novels with the older men protaganists cause, tbh, I'm tired of reading about teenagers falling in love. I can't get beyond the whole "dude, ain't gonna last" personal issues thing. So, here, have a review:

Sins of the Father )1 out of 10

meme

Jan. 9th, 2010 09:50 am
wook77: (load of crap)
I like this meme so I'm following along.

Countdown Meme )

Catch All

Dec. 6th, 2009 10:34 pm
wook77: (Sheldon is C-3PO)
[livejournal.com profile] happy_trekmas started posting. w00t! I cannot wait to see all the offerings!

My [livejournal.com profile] yuletide is done and off to beta. Only catch is that [livejournal.com profile] djin7 is not familiar with the fandom. Anyone here familiar with Mark Wahlberg movies? (I figure putting it that way will narrow the field down some. I've offered to write 3 Mark Wahlberg movies out of my total of 4 offerings so there). I'd like to have someone who's familiar with the fandom read over the fic as it's a bit of a character study.

Bakery AU was quite well received. Makes me bounce.

I uploaded John Denver and the Muppets "A Christmas Together" if anyone wants it - here.

Anyone playing Papaya Farm on the iPhone? They took it off iTunes so I cannot get a friend to water my plants and I'm fucked on tasks until I get a friend to water my plants. Anyone at all? Plz?

Went to Zoo Lights at the Reid Park Zoo tonight. It was awesome amounts of fun. Just too bad that they didn't have the animals out nor did they have the fake snow going. BUT, so many lights. You can tell the zoo's budget is fucked cause they had about 1/3 of the paths opened this year.

[livejournal.com profile] best_of_five browbeat me into allowing virtual gifts and I now have received a wonderful snowfall of free gifts! w00t! So glad that no one is spending money on them and they do make the profile cheery. Thanks to everyone who has given them to me! You guys are ♥.

It's fucking cold here. There is supposed to be snow in the mountains this week. Which, yanno, wtf. Did you know that the southernmost ski resort in the US is located just outside of Tucson? Well, now you do. Oh Mt. Lemmon. How cold are you? Answer - Very. I'm under two very heavy blankets and my laptop that churns like a heater on crack.

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