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So there I was, minding my own business and discreetly surfing my Friends' Page, when LJ nearly convinced me to come back by using lemurs
! Even though I know that those user gifts are bad, because they track your online browsing, those darned lemurs are so freaking cute.
Goddess help me.
I finally went out to snag a Halloween costume and what should I stumble upon? Trek costumes, of course. And... Michael Jackson, but this post isn't about him or vampires or race car drivers or any of that other stuff I didn't take pictures of.
It's about Trek and our local contributions to starting the little ones on their lifetime journey of loving ST.
<-- Is this your kid??? It should be!( Cut to save your lists.Collapse )
- Location:Downtown library
- Background Noise:Background noise including rain!
Today is the final day that my Extra Icons feature will be active. Had the last year of LJ's stupidity not occurred, I would never have come this close to letting my extra icons lapse. As it were, they went apeshit and I went to InsaneJournal, whose paid accounts receive more icons by default than I receive from Extra Icons and "Loyalty Icons" combined.
113 icons spaces.
That's all the room I have to display some of the best, funniest, most interesting, and kickass artwork to be summed up in 100x100 pixels of whoa!
When you only have six, formally three, icon spaces to work with on a free account, it seems like all the room in the world. Sadly it isn't and even IJ's 250 default icon spaces will eventually be filled up if I stay on their site for three+ years, too.
It kind of makes me sad to have a faraway deadline suddenly in my face. I put off transferring all of my icons over to IJ, because it's tedious work. Anyone who's changed journals could tell you so. Then, there was the not-even-believed-by-me dual-journal thing I was working with. To be completely honest, I hardly ever come by unless I’ve heard on IJ that something interesting had happened, I get an email about a news update and want to see what new shitstorm LJ is attempting to kick up, chase_jack
needs an entry approved, or if I want to occasionally check on something. That's pretty much it.
I didn't want to delete this account, because I have
had it three+ years and it was paid up until this year. I also didn't want to waste my money by deleting an account I had plunked down hard-earned money to maintain.
An extremely dramatic and corny part of me can't help but mentally compare this to watching a slow death. You know, how it's said that one sense goes first and then another and another until there's nothing left but darkness and a flat line. That's definitely how this comes across. The Paid status goes out at the beginning of next week. I do have to wonder if LJ somehow went back to the way it was, would I get my loyalty icons from my previous paid time back? I mean, it's only fair, because I was
loyally paying to continue using the better features all of that time; and would have gladly continued to do so if LJ hadn't lost their shit.
I'm guessing not, because New LJ's all about money and I'm pretty sure that they will simply say that more "Loyalty" spots would have to be earned. This is just as well, because loyalty to a company has to be earned from its user base. Looking at things now, I see LJ not only not being able to completely pulling it off, but not giving a damn to do so. That, makes me saddest of all.
I just need to go double check that I have back ups for the pictures I have stored in LJ's laughable Scrapbook before my account expires. If I can avoid having to manually transfer anything else over, I will.
- Background Noise:The music from this guy's headphones
So, I've been meaning to come and ask this for a while now, but I've had very little time online as of late.
I'm asking now.
Would anyone like to receive a holiday card from me? If so, leave your info in the comments of this entry. All comments are screened, so your info won't be outed. If that still makes you uncomfortable, you can email me at betagirl23 at yahoo dot com.
Do let me know if you want my info in return.
Also, I still have my address list from last year that I am going to work from. If you received a card from me last year and your information has changed, please let me know so that I don't send a card to the wrong address.
- Background Noise:Crazyness!
The first 5 people to comment on this post get to request a drabble of their choosing from me. In return, they HAVE to post this in their journal. The rule is, don't ask unless you plan to pass it on! I reserve the right to request a different prompt, but name your fandom (or don't) and a phrase, situation, title...Areas I can, for the most part, easily write:
Lord of the Rings
Final Fantasy VII
Star Wars (-ish. I might need to look up who you're talking about, because it's so HUGE.)
Underworld (both movies)
Kingdom Hearts (I and II. Haven't played Chain of Memories, yet.)
Real Person Slash (if I know who they are.)
Real Person Fiction (if I know who they are.)
Anything else and I might have to look it up. All pairings are welcome and I'll even give your kinks a go as well. Just give me a word or idea to start with.
- Location:Noisy library
- Background Noise:Lots of talking!
Well, since I came over to crosspost this to the sister community, I figured that I might as well stick this here as well.
I did the holiday wish list again this year. It's located here
over on InsaneJournal. The details and wishes are all on that post.
If you have your own wish list post up and I missed them, feel free to drop me a link here.
- Background Noise:"Sometimes It Be That Way" - Jewel
All right. I know that I don't fiction directly in my LJ anymore, because my IJ has taken its place and I post in my comms, but I'm not a member of any Rodney/John comms, so I posted where I could. : )
Pfft! I forgot to add a summary for this fic. It's been a while and I had to absolutely rush to get this up. I thought I'd add that now. Hee.Fandom: Stargate AtlantisTitle:
Take My Hand, Friend, and Come With MeAuthor: dmitchell1985Rating:
PG - for all of the swearingCharacters:
John Sheppard, Rodney McKayWarnings:
I don't own these dudes.Spoilers:
Uhrm. Nothing major or current.Word Count:
“Rodney snorted and asked how often these things could go wrong, because it really was mathematically impossible for things to go wrong a hundred percent of the time.”Author’s Notes: ( Cut for length :: Prompt from Chark for her birthday fic: Puddle JumperCollapse )--( Liek OMG! I can’t believe that I put Rodney and John alone! Together! I feel so dirty. ; ) ~Collapse )
- Location:Noisy lobby!
- Background Noise:Talking, walkie talkies, and cell phones
All right, so I'm writing this fic and I'm attempting to look through stuff on Google, but I wanted a second opinion on anything I might find.
I need to kill bugs. Not just bugs on the ground, but bugs that burrow into people's brains to lay their eggs.( Cut, because I go on from here.Collapse )
- Background Noise:Lots of talking and the copier
Okay, so the random mini freak out I had about switching over to Hanson slash for Nano blew away as soon as I put pen to paper this morning. I blame the Nano comms I visited in the last couple of days. I was pretty calm about the upcoming Nano festivities, with the exception of the fact that I could start writing yet.
Since I have started writing, I truly do think that the first couple is going to be easiest to write. It's Rodney/Radek, so it'll pretty much write itself. Mostly, I'm introducing my Rodney and explaining why he chose Radek first.
drabbles were posted yesterday to celebrate the holiday. I didn't post it here, so I'm going to go ahead and do that now.This
is the drabbles that I wrote. I tried to get in as much of wild_huntress
' request as I could using only 200 words. It's Remus-centric with a pre-slash-if-you-look vibe featuring Sirius. Feel free to have a looksee.This
is the double drabble I received. I'm going to have to request Neville/Luna more often. I just love them so. The drabble's hella funny, so I do suggest that you take a gander at it and leave a little hello.
Right now, I need
to go answer email, because they've piled up in only a day. I also need to:Type up my Nano bit for the day.Go do Neopets for the day.Cross post my drabble to my IJ.
Oy! I think that I might just bury my head somewhere and do a whole bunch of nothing.
- Background Noise:Talking and Stupif Guy's Music
So. . .
The drabbles I'm sure I've mentioned here occasionally are finally finished. I crammed fifty of these things into approximately 30 days, because I wanted to finish before Nano. I also wanted to get myself into the habit of writing something every day, because it's damned hard to go from writing next to nothing to 50K in 30 days.
Yes, I already know there is no way in hell that I am going to finish, but that's supposed to be my goal. Anyway, here is my completed table. All of the links head over to InsaneJournal and directly to the entry cuts.
Please be scrolling up (or down, as some of the cases are) to check out the spoiler and warnings notes. Some of these drabbles are squicky, but most are harmless. I have to admit that the squicky set of three are my favorite ones, the second one being solid gold! I will one day have to write that drabble out into a full length fic. = D
Also, I checked with one of my comms and they said there was a fic based on this picture
. Does anyone know which one they are talking about? I'd love to take a gander at it.
- Background Noise:Typing and doors
NOTE: This entry contains general spoilers for "Stargate Atlantis." The spoilers do wander all over the place, so do read with caution.____________
Okay, so I already mentioned how I'm not exactly fond of the new SGA
. Well, it seems that New SGA has been renewed for a fifth season
. I am well aware of the fact that this makes me a "bad Stargate fan," but I was kind of hoping that they wouldn't be. ( Cut for length and general series spoilers.Collapse )
Anyway, I have drabbles to type and post, and possibly even a bit of roaming to do today. I also need to crosspost this over to IJ
, since that is technically
my fandom journal these days. It simply made it here first, because I was answering comments here and I knew that everyone and their mothers would be chatting about it here.
I hope that everyone's day is going well.
- Background Noise:Talking!
Am I the only one this
makes ill? Not the entry itself, but the Ronon spoiler it links to. Ugh.( Cut because it discusses the Ronon spoilerCollapse )
So I did
see all of the comments for my fic list help entry and I'll have to go through them. There was mucho fandom love to enjoy. If only I didn't have yucky Keller-related horribleness to ruin my day.
Anyway, I have ten drabbles to type up and I'll probably post six today. It was supposed to be three before work and three after, but I got screwed over.
- Background Noise:Ringing phones and rustling paper
Okay. I was just thinking about this last night after I had already left, but I'm going to need help in a MAJOR way for the Nano idea I've come up with. It was originally supposed to an original fic or poetry or something, but that fell by the wayside.
Now, it's going to be all of these characters that I've never written before in relation to Rodney, even though I have a sort of feel for the way I want to write them. The part that is going to get me is how they come across in fanon and what tidbits I don't know about most of these folks. I wanted to figure out what works about them and what doesn't. For instance, is there a little quirk that people put into their fics (and art) that everyone adores? Or, is there an annoying trait that no one likes to see attached to a certain character?
These are the questions I'm now asking fandom, because Danielle is clearly
going to need a ton of help here. True, there's no way in hell I am going to finish this story in 31 days, but I want to commit to writing a fic like this and seeing it through to the end, even if it takes me an entire year to write.
So, my question is this, what is your favorite fic featuring the characters I am going to list paired with *drum roll* Rodney? And I don't just mean you really liked the story, I mean your favorite as in it was what made you like the pairing in the first place, brought you into the SGA fandom altogether, or presents the characters and their relationship so well, that it could actually be plausible. I am talking about the best fics of all time that reminded you exactly why you are so committed to your pairing.
Also these two bits:
I checked SGA storyfinders, and I didn't get a bite back on my fic search. Does anyone know the name of the Impotent!Ronon/Confuzzled!Rodney fic where they still have loads of great sex despite the lack of Ronon being able to get and maintain an erection? -- Thanks aurora_84! It was Satisfaction by hth_the_first. Does anyone have a list of just SGA characters? I need to find folks that aren't transitory, like the crew of the ships. I need people that can stay around for at least a solid month. I am hoping that if I can get such a list, I can look through Gateworld's database and figure something out.
-- Thanks malnpudl
These are the folks I need the stories featuring:
Chuck the Tech
Miko (last name assumed to be "Kusanagi")
Any and all help would be appreciated on this. I'll offer drabbles to everyone that participates, because I don't even know where to start looking for the very best fics with only two weeks left to go in outlining and so forth. Why didn't anyone ever tell me how much work goes into Nano before you start writing??? Especially if you don't write longer fics, much less use outlines???
</ whining >
- Drive:Panicked, people!
- Background Noise:I don't know. It's on somone else's headphones.
So LJ decided to ban people from sending them virtual gifts through the better known official comms. They didn't get them all, because I finally got around to using the free dollar they gave out
Naturally, I sent this gem
. I find it all to be rather fitting. Don't you?
I'm still not around 100%, but my schedule really isn't allowing for it. I need to get around to writing more drabbles for IJ.
- Background Noise:Music from the next computer
So, if you haven't checked yet, which you probably haven't because I just did this, I took quite a few names off of my friends list. I based it on whether I could remember the last time I talked to you and the fact that I've pretty much moved over to IJ and only come over here occasionally to scan the flist.
If you want to be readded for friends only entries and such, please let me know and I'll re-friend you ASAP. No hurt feelings were intended, just a minimizing of everything I scan on my pass throughs.
P. to the S.: This is like the only time I've gotten to use this icon. It's hella funny, though. You know, except I'm not laughing at Pluto. I'm laughing with him. = D
- Background Noise:Don't know exactly. AC?
Crossposted directly from my IJ
So, I've been thinking about this today and last night about fandom's latest obsession with racism and how it is Evil. (Capital 'e' and everything.) But then I got to thinking about just how hypocritical fandom is at the same time and I had to wonder why do we even take up these causes?( Cutting this, because not everyone wants to read my general thoughts on racism and some of us being hypocrites. Also, space.Collapse )
Apparently, I wasn't clear enough in my post, because I was going with the train of thought in my head, instead of thinking about how everything would be interpretted by someone else.
I should have said that the Blog Against Racism isn't where I saw the majority of the fakeness that got me thinking. It was just what reminded me of the huge SGA race wank a while back. The blogging just happened to come along, too, which definitely made me think that it was just going to be more of the posts I read.
I really should go add this edit to my IJ post.
- Background Noise:Printer and the AC
Joseph Mallozzi updated his blog
with pictures from the set, a bit of chatter on how he managed to knock himself a good one and had to be bandaged up, and how it was crew photo day. Well, he also posted a video showing the late arrivals.Clearly
, he was trying to send a message to fandom to confirm wildly flying rumors of offset romps and mysterious "bruises" that appear in the most creative of places.
The proof being here:
You see that! Jason and Joe coming in late! Together! And they do the cliche get-away-from-one-another-as-fast-as-we-c
an-so-that-no-one-will-suspect-us dance, too! Add that that to Joe's awkward ear tug and his stand-around-and-look-confused bit and we have confirmation!
Final note before I go crosspost this and write a blurb over on InsaneJournal:This entry was brought to you by the always! wonderful! exclamation! point! and Danielle's inability to not be "special" (read: downright weird) sometimes.
Okay, all of the time.
And how was your day?
- Drive:Cold! Is that a rule here?!?!
- Background Noise:TYping keys
How on earth did I miss gossip this
good? I know that I hardly swing by the Internet playgrounds, because I'm usually doing Neopets or reading or whatever, but Jason Momoa cheating on his fiancee that he'd been together with for seven years?!
If you do the math of when he and Simmone broke up (December 2006), with when his and Lisa Bonet's baby was born (July 23, 2007), there was clearly a bit of overlapping time. I used to think that he was sort of cute with his obsession with Simmone, if not a bit annoying because he was supposed off the market. (Not that I ever had a change, because he digs older women and I liked his characters more than him. Oy.) I mean, this is the same man that set up an exhibition at Adelaide's Kintolai Gallery titled "The Brown Bag Diaries: My Obsession With Simmone Jade Mackinnon" that ran from 2003-2004.
I just find it crazy that they went from this:( Picture of the happy momentCollapse )
to nada so quickly. It just throws me that yet another "faithful" man took up with a woman he met god knows where and got her pregnant. Now, I know that none of us has the right to judge anyone else and that Jason and Simmone were usually eons away from one another, but come on!
There's also the fact that she more than likely supported his unemployed self between his "North Shore" and "Stargate Atlantis" gigs. That sort of thing always burns my butt.
It's funny how I figured it out. I didn't even read the gossip pages listing this, but actually Googled them after the fact to confirm my suspicions. You see, I couldn't see last night and I decided to surf the Internet on my crappy little cell phone. Well, almost nothing will show up on it besides Google and a few specially structured web sites.
I got to thinking, "Hey, I should look up Jason Momoa pictures just for fun, because he's so hot." Well, for some reason, this picture:( Picture of Lisa and her daughterCollapse )
kept coming up. I mean, several times. At first, I thought that the search results were wrong, because Google has had that happen sometimes. But when it continued to come up repeatedly and Lisa looked like she was very
pregnant, I simply put it all together. Much "OH, MY GOD!!!"ing went on then, because how could someone on a show that I actually watch be involved with something so scandelous and
I actually knew about it. (I'm still recovering from finding out that my childhood television nice guy, Dave Coulier, cheated on Alanis Morissette.) I mean, I don't ever hear anything this juicy about anyone. Granted, I tend not to pay very much attention to anyone's drama until well
after the fact (like right now), but still.
So, the warning of the day is: Don't bother to be engaged to Jason Momoa, because that obviously means nothing. He'll just cheat on you. Ugh.( Picture of Jason, if you don't know what he looks like. Even if you do, he's shirtless, so enjoy it!Collapse )
Please Note: This entry is not dial-up friendly in the least. If you have a slower computer, please be prepared for a wait.
You know trekkiegrrrl
, we don't catch up nearly as often as we used to, so I went out and got you this, whether he wanted to be involved or not:( Guess who!Collapse )
But for some reason, he spent all of his time "occupying" himself with this one:( Check me out. ; )Collapse )
Oops! I must have gotten the wrong guy there, because I meant this dude:( Yeah, only for your birthday would I put these two together, hon. = PCollapse )
So I changed my mind and got you some nice tea instead, but this chick totally
drank it first!( Clearly she thinks that she has every right.Collapse )
To make up for that, I made much with the chocolate:( Yum!Collapse )
I saw this guy skulking around, so I'd get to those chocolates before he does:( Beware of the chocolate nabbers!Collapse )
After I beat that guy into the ground, I made you some pancakes to make up for all of the hassle:( I hope that you like them!Collapse )
Most of all, I just wanted to say:( The final word. What could it be?Collapse )
DanielleStandard Entry Disclaimer:
I did not
take any of these pictures and do not own any of the rights of the images used. They were all found via Google
. No infringement was intended, just a smile or two.To those whose birthdays I've missed:
I did rather intend to start doing everyone's birthdays this way, at least for a while, but LJ being jerks and not being online can put a dent in that sort of thing. If I missed you, the happiest of returns to you.
- Background Noise:The printer going
I have a poll up HERE
on IJ and do ask that you be answering it, please. = ) (Yeah, I really don't know why that sounded brilliant there for a moment.)
Since I figured that not everyone has an IJ or logs into theirs as often as I do (which isn't often sometimes), I thought I'd put up a copy of the poll here. You know, without the weird spelling errors from the two words I combined (shut up).
Other than that, updates and how-do-I-dos (shush, that does not
say DOS) are on that same entry. I am pretty sure that my updates are going to be over there from now on, unless I need to crosspost an entry. So if you want to keep up with me, feel free to check out the old (since when is it old?!) IJ. Or, I could do an annoying 'Hey, I updated my IJ' post here. You know, whatever.
Gah! I just wrote an entry with about a billion (comments), which drive me nuts, since they take away from the flow of the sentence, context, and story in general if used too liberally. (Nearly wrote libely there. Guh.)
(I'm done now.)
Are you planning to participate?
No, not going to happen.
Maybe, I need to check my schedule first.
Still haven't decided.
Are you going to be using a support group? (IJ/LJ/OtherJ comms, Nano's forum, etc)
Yes, it'll come in handy.
No, I can tackle this on my own.
Maybe, I might need to hold someone's hand.
I still don't know what Nano is! Dammit.
Would you like to do some sort of check-in/support thing with me?
Yes, it'll be fun.
Possibly. Let me check my book.
What sort of check-in/support?
Have you ever participated in Nano before?
Yes, but I didn't finish and I'm still a winner.
No, didn't bother.
Thought about it, but never got around to it.
Some other crazy answer that isn't listed here, but will be provided below.
Why are you even taking this quiz?
I just like taking polls.
Your question says "quiz," but your answers say "poll."
- Background Noise:Music from someone's headphones
I'm still looking for page 213/214 of "Order of the Phoenix." Does anyone know where I can find it online, because my brother's destroyed copy of the book is missing it.
Also, I finally decided (read: got around to) giving the Nerd Test another go and ended up with the second version instead of the one I took years ago. The results are below:
. . .
. . .
. . .
Wow. . .
I kind of guess this kinda sort of makes me a loser. Puh. Heh. I decided to save the score summary and extras bits that were listed on the results page as well. This whole thing will be crossposted to my IJ, so if you see it twice, ignore the double, whichever double that might be. [Note: The IJ version of this entry has an actual entry attached to it that I wasn't expecting, so you're free to check that out as well.)( Congratulations TitleCollapse )( Fun FactsCollapse )( My Score SummaryCollapse )
- Background Noise:Golden silence!
Okay, I know that copies exist out there somewhere, but I don't really know where those places are, as I just buy the books and be done with it. However, my brother managed to completely destroy his copy of "Order of the Phoenix" and I was wondering where I could find pages 213/214, which are back-to-back, online. He has every other page (I think.) and I just need that one for my reread while I am borrowing his book.
Any help'll be appreciated, but I'd prefer some sort of text version that I could print out and take with me, because I hardly have the time or inclination to sit in the library and read from a computer screen anymore. Too many distractions and not enough time. Guh.
So. . . anyone? There's a
n indecently good time *hug* in it for you.
- Background Noise:A bunch of rustling