Daily Happiness

Oct. 21st, 2014 11:06 pm
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1. Day off tomorrow! I might go in to work for a couple hours, but I haven't decided for sure, and even if I do, it would be midday and I can still sleep in and have a lazy morning. :)

2. We got tasty burritos for dinner.

3. The other day Irene was watching Akira and it made me want to read the manga (I've never read it before, though I saw the movie several times back in the day). The only site I could find raws on uses a file hosting site that allows you to download one file every six hours, so it's been taking what feels like forever to get these, even though there are only six volumes, but I'm downloading the final volume right now, yay.

Go Giants!

Oct. 21st, 2014 10:09 pm
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Hunter Pence,  Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle
[Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle]

Giants took the first game of the World Series tonight, 7-1. It was a rout. :D Which is kind of a rare experience for a Giants fan.

I listened to my favorite guys announce the game on KNBR while I watched the game on a 20-second delay via the Internets on MLB.tv. Why? Why is sports broadcasting so effed up? I had to "borrow" my brother's girlfriend's cable login in order to authenticate my post-season subscription (I'd already paid for the regular season, so I didn't have to pay extra for post-season. I just couldn't *watch* it unless I had "cable." I kid you not.)

If this is any indication of what life will be like without Net Neutrality, we are seriously screwed.

happy things post

Oct. 21st, 2014 11:46 pm
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1. I wrote 10 pages of pure crack on RG (#3 in hexarchate trilogy, I'm like 3/4 done now, saving the partial for NaNoWriMo while my brain composts a little more). I have been writing in: Noodler's Black, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki (blue), Pilot Iroshizuku Syo-ro (green), Papier Plume Burgundy, and J. Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey because I am determined that if I am going to go down in history as writing cracky space opera that no one will ever read, I WILL DO IT WITH MY LITTLE PONY BLOOD.

It is so much more of a relief to write PURE CRACK on this novel than worry about it being good. It's a rough draft! It's not going to be good whatever I do! Also, not like anyone cares whether #3 is good or not at this point! Problem for another time! GEKIGANGER ID ATTACK!

(Apologies to any Martian Successor Nadesico fans. We should rewatch that sometime. Sheesh, the memories...)

2. My local library continues to be excellent. I'm currently reading a fun and irreverent book on rhetoric, a topic that, formally anyway, I know nothing about. I also checked out a book on deception in warfare and another on wargaming. Look, if I don't do this kind of thing once in a while they'll take away my Yoon card!

3. I ordered fox ears and tail for the lizard for her Halloween costume, at her request. I briefly considered making them myself, then decided that nah, this is what Etsy is for. Someone else makes money, I get to be lazy, the lizard gets to be a fox. EVERYONE WINS.

4. My mother has been emailing me beautiful iPad photos of flowers and trees in Korea. I miss the foliage and wildflowers in Korea so much, and my mother has a lifelong interest in botany so she would always tell me what everything was (and of course I would always instantly forget all the names except for the really common ones like cosmos and gingko and so on). Also, I had no idea that Hangeul permitted so many cute little emoticons...or I don't know if those are Hangeul emoticons specifically, but hey.

5. I made probably not that authentic chicken adobo last night. (I use vinegar and soy sauce, but no spicy peppers of any kind because the lizard will not eat spicy food.) It was delicious and there are leftovers that I will probably avail myself of tomorrow.

6. Hellsing Ultimate is perfect crack for, uh, after the lizard has gone to bed. OMG so over-the-top lolarious splatter. To say nothing of a world apparently so dystopian that I honestly think that the only way you could save people is to torch the whole place and start over. Because, please, therapists are not going to save Sir Integra, Alucard, or Father Anderson. (Although someone should write me the crackfic where they try.) We've watched through ep. 7 so please don't spoil us!

...what are your happy things, if you want to share? =)

Saw an episode of Flash

Oct. 22nd, 2014 12:49 am
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Were the writers worried that if evil gas man went after a cop the Flash didn't know, he wouldn't go rescue the guy? That's more a Guy Gardner move.

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Oct. 22nd, 2014 12:40 am
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Dear Yuletide author,

First of all, thank you so, so much for signing up to write for one of these awesome fandoms! I'm going to be incredibly happy whatever you do, so please don't stress out too much about any optional-details-are-optional below. If you have fun writing, that will make it the best present for me. :D

General stuff that I like includes women having relationships with each other -- romantic, friendship, mentorship, really intense and personal enemies, it's all good! -- plus in general ensemble stories, sibling dynamics, found families and friendships, and people growing as people. I SUPER LOVE flawed people being flawed, and ridiculous people being ridiculous. (This definitely doesn't mean I only want comedy stories -- I am pretty much up for anything, tonally -- but I do think that humans are always a little bit ridiculous, and ... most of my requests are for canons that are full of ridiculous people, so.) I am also, for the record, SO DOWN for crossovers, always and forever, if you happen to be inspired to write one.

I would prefer not to see any characters bashed, especially female characters, and although I'm happy to run with creepy or dark explorations of fictional universes if that's what you want to do, I'm generally not a fan of the gratuitously graphic.


And now for the specific requests! )

Thank you so much, mystery author! And again, whatever you write, I will be SO EXCITED BY IT. I'm super excited already! You can tell by the fact that I can't put down my allcaps!
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It was brought to our attention that the undisambigged Tobias Butler wasn't deleted when the disambigged tags were added. In the interest of facilitating matching, we have deleted the undisambigged tag. This had the unfortunate side effect of deleting that tag from any sign-ups that offered or requested him.

If you had offered or requested Tobias Butler, you will need to edit your sign-up to include Tobias Butler (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries) instead.

Thank you.

Prompt for 2014-10-22

Oct. 22nd, 2014 11:07 am
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Today's prompt is "there's a room where the light won't find you".

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Dear Festividder!

Oct. 21st, 2014 10:04 pm
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Dearest Festividder,

Yay! Vids! I don't really have much general to say, for I love vids and these fandoms, and you are already making a vid for one of these fandoms! I am open to any kind of music so go with your heart. (Also don't be afraid of well-vidded songs or artists on my account, I totally love vids to oft-vidded songs). I am a very gen fan and a fan of awesome ladies and character studies, so you can never go wrong with that. I have requested some shows with a decent amount of canon, but am totally happy to get a vid limited to one season, etc.

Specific requests, in alphabetical order: Luther, Nashville, Nurse Jackie, RPF - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Scott & Bailey, Twister, The Wire, Wonder Woman (2009) )

Dear Yuletide Writer!!

Oct. 21st, 2014 10:44 pm
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So after sitting out the last couple of years, I'mma do Yuletide this year, and try to write one thing that isn't clinical documentation. Let's do this! Remember fun, and how much fun it was?

Requests are below! Dear Yule Goat: I am a bottomless pit of wants and needs. )
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It was brought to our attention that the undisambigged Tobias Butler wasn't deleted when the disambigged tags were added. In the interest of facilitating matching, we have deleted the undisambigged tag. This had the unfortunate side effect of deleting that tag from any sign-ups that offered or requested him.

If you had offered or requested Tobias Butler, you will need to edit your sign-up to include Tobias Butler (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries) instead.

Thank you.

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