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Still not getting comment notifications, but I AM GETTING MY JOB BACK HOPEFULLY. They called and asked if I would be available in January. They'll let me know at the end of the week where I fit into the schedule. Guess I'm too good to let go for very long. Pa-chow!*

In other news, I'm almost all caught up on Heroes now. Just one episode behind! Cut for spoilery thoughts, if anyone else was behind )

The fall finale of Glee is on tonight. There won't be a new episode until we're all dead of old age, apparently, judging by fandom's reaction.

Okay, so, here's that fake-memory meme everyone's been doing lately:

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often or ever) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph in your LJ and see what your friends come up with.


Let's fake-remember all the fake-good times together.

*I don't know. I felt like I needed a sound effect there or something.
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There is nothing like Christmas to make me realize what a greedy greedy bitch I truly am at heart. Here's the meme to prove it!

The Rules

Step One
  • Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love an icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
  • If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.
  • Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

    Step Two
  • Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
  • If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

    You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

    There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

    My personal wishlist under the cut. )

    Anyone on my flist who posts a wishlist, I am going to try my damndest to get at least one of your wishes to come true.
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    ETA: For those of you just clicking in, here's the skinny: this is a rant, so it's not exactly the most coherent thing I've ever written in my life. Yes, it's aggressive and offensive, and perhaps its poor phrasing has clouded some of the things I was trying to get off my chest, so here's the TL;DR version:

    1. Warnings are necessary for community posts.
    2. Definitely warn for rape/consent issues, explicit violence, and child abuse.
    3. You don't have to warn for other things, but it's not a bad idea.
    4. You don't have to warn in your personal journal, but I do because I know some of my friends are sensitive to different things.


    I think that's an accurate summary of what I was trying to say, at least. I'm sorry if you came across this earlier and were offended by my tone, or my words, or anything that I may have implied. Of course, if you'd rather read the whole motherfucking thing, I left it up here unedited as a testament to my own idiocy. Enjoy it with a grain of salt.

    Rant within. )

    Not a poll or anything, but anyone who wants to, please feel free to discuss in the comments. Disagree with me if you want, I won't be hurt or anything. And I wasn't trying to hurt anyone else with this rant; this whole issue has just rubbed me all kinds of the wrong way.
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    Time to figure out how many banners I need to make for the [livejournal.com profile] heroes_exchange edition of Feedback Frenzy. I think it went really well! I'm ridiculously pleased at both the quality and quantity of comments most fics seemed to get this time around. I think I'll make a generic "participant" banner for anyone who signed up but didn't complete it, and then personalized ones for anyone that did.

    And [livejournal.com profile] kathrynthegr8, I should have banners sent to you within the hour. For the life of me I can't remember what filename I used to save them...

    So did anyone think that I wrote So Hard it Hurts (Sylar/Daphne) and Make Fast Your Moorings (Sylar/Claire)? [livejournal.com profile] acinogan beta'ed the second one for me - I'm sorry I didn't credit you by name, but I didn't want to make it easy for people to guess!

    I guessed at [livejournal.com profile] perdiccas's post so you can see that, while I only guessed six authors, I was 100% accurate! Go me! /self-absorption
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    Summer Love Meme!/tippy started a thread for me heeeeeee

    I added a few peeps, but I didn't want to be all spammity-spam-spam at once, so I plan to add more later (if you guys don't add each other soon)! Go show some love to anyone you know on there. I've even been commenting on people's threads that I don't know, but I recognize their names.

    Also, vote today for [livejournal.com profile] sylaire_awards because they close soon.

    In other news, I'm going to start a summer series of posts called "Bridey watches shit so you don't have to!" These will be reviews/summaries of movies and TV shows done with... macros. Because I'm mature like that. Already on the docket: some Lifetime-type movies from early in Kristen Bell's career, four episodes of Star Trek original flavor, and a Bollywood flick. I have a Netflix account and library access - does anyone have anything special they don't want to see but would rather have me watch for them?

    Also I just saw a post for a [livejournal.com profile] gen_ficathon and that sounds like a good idea to me...

    Memeage

    May. 16th, 2009 06:02 pm
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    I'm currently ignoring the absolute bleakness which is reality right now. I don't know how I'm supposed to make huge, looming, horrible decisions on Monday if certain offices aren't open on weekends and I can't get a hold of anyone until next week anyway. I say fuck it all.

    And so, a meme, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] superkappa.

    Request any fic of mine and I will provide you with a commentary/annotations, like a DVD extra.

    Go ahead. Have at my masterlist or whatevs. I think it's missing a fic or two but if you can find it anywhere and it has my name on it, it's all good.

    P.S. Is that a word? "Ganked"? It sounds funny... like "glimpses."
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    Yeah, I know. Another post from me. Sorry dudes and dudettes. I tried writing some stuff for the kink meme but I think I'm porned out. I'm still pretty much a ho for attention, and while I don't want to reveal any of the ones I wrote yet, feel free to guess at any in the comments. That way when the reveal does come, you'll feel like a frickin' champion. If you guess even one correctly I'll even give you a Wheaties box banner that I will make with my non-existent photoshop skills!

    So then I compiled all the challenged left for me in that one meme that went around. )
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    First of all, can I just tell you that I looked in my email and found a Mylar fic exchange assignment. I mean, I remember [livejournal.com profile] aurilly leaving me a comment about it, and I remember checking the link and looking at it like "Cool beans, as soon as I think of some prompts I think I'll try this" because I want to try and stretch my fic-writing legs a little bit. And then I remember seeing an update (via [livejournal.com profile] mylar_fic, I think) about the assignments being late, and I was like "Hot dog, I missed the deadline!"

    But dude. There's an assignment in my inbox. This means I must have signed up - I just have no memory whatsoever of doing so. I must have signed up in my sleep, or while drunk, or while totally kinked out or something. I don't even know what I possibly could have prompted. I DON'T EVEN KNOW.

    So if you got me, basically, you can totally screw around with the prompts and be like "no you totally wanted these giraffes in here, and mpreg, too," because I BLACKED OUT SIGNING UP FOR A FICATHON.

    Well then. Moving on. Interview meme! )
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    So I'm too lazy to post an actual "hey new friends" thingy, so here. Go look at that if you're curious.

    And now onto storytime! )

    ALSO NEW FRIENDS because I'm a total comment-whore, go read all my fic ever except the stuff from [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic that I can't find again. Oops. But anyway, I've got it arranged pretty neatly, and I hope you'll be able to find at least one or two pairings you like in there.

    And hey, since your new friends, you can also laugh at all the high school stuff I've posted here.

    Finally, peeps, I've made a separate filter for Dad-related stuff, so if you're interested in knowing the Keith to my Veronica Mars, let me know. If you've been my friend for a while you're already on it, but if you want off let me know, too - it's been a bumpy ride thus far and it ain't getting any smoother, so I don't blame you if you don't want to know.

    Also. [livejournal.com profile] ashesfor_trees. Write me a play about a devoted Heroes fan who loses their head because of recent plot developments. You could call it A Fan for All Seasons.

    Memes!

    Feb. 20th, 2009 03:41 pm
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    Check it, I remixed my fic masterlist by gen, het, or slash, and then by pairing. Let me know what you think. I still have to update it a little bit, but I suddenly just caught a serious case of the lazies.

    For my next trick, I got five things about me from some peeps.

    So, really, it's like fifteen things... )

    Now you get to comment on my entry and I'll tell you five things I associate with you, so you can go ahead and meme up your own journals for funtimes.

    Not a fic.

    Feb. 16th, 2009 06:18 am
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    Title: Not a fic. Not at all.
    Rating: F for "fuck this."
    Characters/Pairings: [livejournal.com profile] cruiscin_lan, song/drabble meme.
    Instructions:
  • 01. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
  • 02. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
  • 03. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterwards!
  • 04. Start over because you were distracted by cat macros for the first four songs.
  • 05. Spend half the length of each song trying to remember what song it is, and consider reducing your music library.
  • 06. Get frustrated because every song ends when you're in the middle of a sentence.
  • 07. Get frustrated because your drabbles are all less than sixty words long.
  • 08. Spill hot coffee on your lap when you gesticulate your frustration to yourself.
  • 09. Fuck drabbles. Go change pants.
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    I never got around to doing the Valentine's game I found earlier this week (my time is just not my own anymore, I guess) but I did get a Valentine:

    cruiscin_lan - you are yourself made of awesomesauce

    And now, besides going back through all the comments I've ever made to find out who I called awesomesauce (which is probably more than one person, so I'll imagine everyone called me that) I'm going to write Valentines for everyone on my flist. They aren't anonymous, which takes some of the fun out of it, but here they are anyway. And I won't cut this post like a bitch, because love needs to be free and out there in the open. And so, in alphabetical order:

  • [livejournal.com profile] acinogan I am so glad I got your prompt for the [livejournal.com profile] sylarelle fic exchange, and that you got mine. Yours really took me places, and it gave me the opportunity to try some things in fic that I wouldn't otherwise tried (coughcoughwritingAngelaPetrellicoughcough). I was so excited for the fic you gave me, too, especially since you picked the one prompt I really wanted to see happen. And I love the name Lulu. Also, I really like your new layout, and I wish I knew where your username came from.

  • [livejournal.com profile] ashesfor_trees This might sound weird, but I really respect you for being able to hold on to your faith. I know that can be hard, and I'm impressed when people can do it, aren't ashamed of it, and don't make others feel bad for not having it. On a completely different note, I really enjoy a lot of your fic.

  • [livejournal.com profile] ateenwriter The email listed on your profile cracks me the fuck up, as do your Heroes commentaries. And I feel you on the physical activity front - I'm a skinny girl who can't breathe either.

  • [livejournal.com profile] aurilly I think it goes without saying that I totally fangirl you. Thanks so much for being so nice to me when I didn't know what I was doing, and for introducing me to the joy that is Mohelle. Your fic is always fun and romantic and sometimes epic and always engaging and entertaining.

  • [livejournal.com profile] ayalecia Firstly, I'm really bad about keeping up with your fic. Sorry about that. You kind of do write so damn fast, though, that I can't keep up with updates all the time!

  • [livejournal.com profile] candlewaxdreams Your devotion to Jason Dohring is admirable. The man has a nice ass. I love how your comment text is "Lick Logan." I never thought about it before but now... now... now I kind of want to.

  • [livejournal.com profile] catyuy Thanks for all you do as moderator of [livejournal.com profile] sylarelle. I promise one day I'll get around to all your prompts!

  • [livejournal.com profile] cruiscin_lan You are ridiculously good-looking. And that's not just the wine talking, baby.

  • [livejournal.com profile] dragynflies Eh, you're okay. And by okay I obviously mean that you are the friendship equivalent of enjoying half a bottle of wine with a pint of Ben & Jerry's - ridiculously delicious, the perfect pick-me-up, so bad and so good at the same time. And I mean that in a totally awesome way. Thanks for putting up with me so much.

  • [livejournal.com profile] eternal_moonie Your comments are always encouraging. Even sometimes when I post something I think no one will read, you always do, and you always leave feedback that's totally enthusiastic and wonderful.

  • [livejournal.com profile] killbot You should post more! I don't know if you know this, but I think you're a really interesting person. One time I had a dream you married Bruce Campbell for realsies. You were just an icon that said "Triple Nerd Score," though.

  • [livejournal.com profile] lil_orli I don't know you very well, but you were one of my first friends on LJ, so you'll always be special in that way.

  • [livejournal.com profile] mandy_jg Not even lying: first thing that comes to mind when I think of you is your "Gangee needs to cut a bitch" icon, which I ADORE. And I like your new layout too.

  • [livejournal.com profile] mrstater Yeah, I pretty much fangirl you too. Your writing style is beautiful and compelling and wonderful, and I'd love to read any original stuff you ever felt like sharing - you know, besides high school poetry! XD

  • [livejournal.com profile] perdiccas If it wasn't for the kink meme you hosted back in, like, October, I don't know how I would have been occupying my time since then. Probably doing homework or something equally productive yet boring. But then I never would have met all these other wonderful people or read all their wonderful works! So, thank you, for introducing me to the crack that is fandom. And I don't even have time to talk about your fic, except that it is a crack all its own.

  • [livejournal.com profile] sarahetc We really should make an overthinkity community or something. I like the way you overthink. And I really admire your 100% feedback policy. I try and I fail at that, because really, it's really stinking hard sometimes! And I like how your unabashed in your political beliefs, even when we disagree. I'm glad we can both recognize the fashion plates that are the Obama women, though.

  • [livejournal.com profile] speccygeekgrrl You keep me entertained at least 75% of the day. Please don't ever stop posting, because your personal stuff is just as interesting as your fic. I'd kind of like to see you turn every Heroes character into a nymphomaniac for a week... (And dude I just saw your profile. You went to grade school in Suffern? I used to drive through there all the time to visit friends in Tuxedo. Randomness).

  • [livejournal.com profile] stefichan I'm glad we're fwends! I loved it when you started a post with "Let's make fun of birth defects!" because I'm the same way. We're mean and we know it. Relish it! Also, I might bug you a lot about medical questions in the future. I hope you don't mind; you're the only nurse I know.

  • [livejournal.com profile] thebishopfiles You do so much to contribute - icons, fic, pretty much everything. That's awesome, chica, keep it up!

  • [livejournal.com profile] tiptoe39 We're new friends, so I'm don't know a whole lot about you, but I really do enjoy your fic and you seem game for something new all the time, which is fun and fantastic. Funtastic, even. FUNTASTIC.

  • [livejournal.com profile] unreckless Yeah, you have your own "fangirl" tag too, and it's completely because of "Someone else's heart pumping someone else's blood," which was one of my favorite fics last year. And we got matching banners for the Gabriel character study awards! That brings me unmitigated glee, for some reason.

  • [livejournal.com profile] wiley_one24 I love your Elle fic; it's so totally heartbreaking and wonderful at the same time. You also make the sheer volume of VM fic out there seem much less foreboding to me. Also, if I ever come to Australia, do not let me babysit your child, as I might steal him away. That's fair warning.
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    Taking a day off from life today.

    1. Finally caught up on Heroes. Some thoughts. )

    2. I think I'll be so lazy that I won't even brush my hair.

    3. I hate that it's Valentine's Day and my boyfriend has to work. We did go see Coraline yesterday and enjoyed it immensely.

    4. Craig Ferguson/Kristen Bell/Wolfgang Puck is my OT3. Not even in a sexual way. In my imaginary universe they are all roommates and cook together all the time, or something. But then I want to live there, too. And I'd totally eat a duck liver for $100.

    5. I've been playing around in my head with making my own prompt table, only with prompts that are ridiculously specific - not like one-word prompts or even phrases but like detailed sort of scenarios that you can incorporate however you want (as the premise of the fic, as a flashback, as a throwaway line). How funny would that be? Prompts like "There are two characters and they go on a rowboat and one of them brought sandwiches and the other doesn't like them because they are all egg salad and they feed their crusts to the ducks." Or "I think it's about time you made good on that promise we made together in Juneau. I'll get the sandals if you bring the olive oil."

    6. If I post a pic of myself, will all of you tell me how ridiculously good-looking I am?
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    Yay for holidays!

    1. My boyfriend sent me a card with a poem he wrote himself. I won't share the whole thing here (he'd probably be embarrassed to death) but he did call me the "sour cream to his taco supreme" in verse. If that's not true love... then true love can bite me.

    2. Also try this:

    THEVALENTINE'S♥DAYPOSITIVE♥FEEDBACKMEME: MY THREAD


    If you join in I promise I'll comment on yours!
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    Fo shiz, yo. I almost was like "How did I miss this?" and then I remembered. But anyway. Delayed awesome is still awesome.

    Photobucket

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    Dude. And some seriously awesome fics were nominated, and some seriously awesome fics won. Seriously awesome on all counts, I think. Belated high-fives and fist-pounds all around.

    I also got first in the latest [livejournal.com profile] heroes_contest drabble challenge, but no banner yet.

    Feels like win.
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    I went to Circuit City today with one item in mind - an external hard drive - but of course I left with like fifty CDs and a few DVDs. I found Season One of Supernatural, which I've never seen but I've heard about, and since it was the first season I thought I'd give it a shot. If I don't like it I can give it away or something.

    I'm going to spend the rest of the day zoning out to television and reading up on fic. If you get a comment on something really really old, that's probably from me.
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    I hosted writing group last night, which served to remind me why I do not have a lot of people over all that often. Although I love everyone in group dearly, it occurred to me that they all drive me a little bit crazy.

    If I ever invite you over, you might want to think twice about coming. )

    Okay, ranting done. Time for a fic meme I saw going around my flist awhile ago.

    Post a few lines from every fic you're working on.

    Okay, if you say so. )

    Gonna reheat some leftovers. I need snackages.
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    [Poll #1327919]

    No matter what, I'm probably a lazy ass anyway.

    But I want to write something that people will want to read, and I feel like pushing my limits and perhaps trying my hand at something I've never attempted before. If you have anything that you'd really like to see, something that you think I'd never write otherwise, or a plot bunny up for adoption, drop me a line. Rare pairings, weird kinks, favorite songs - give me something! Anything!

    I think I've been exhilirated by the Secret Santa stuff this year. I'm really proud of the stuff I wrote for the [livejournal.com profile] heroes_exchange and [livejournal.com profile] sylarelle exchange, and I want to keep writing stuff I might not think of on my own.
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    I'm leaving for Ohio tomorrow, so boyfriend and I are exchanging gifts tonight. I already know what he got for me (I am an excellent guesser) and I'm pretty sure he knows what I got for him, but that's okay. It'll still be fun. Then we'll probably order Chinese and watch Heroes and, since I'm now done with finals, I can actually get some sleep tonight. Hooray!

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