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27 December 2017 @ 03:52 pm
Well, I started watching Criminal Minds and I am down the rabbit hole. I'm in season 4 now, binge-watching every minute I get, and of course, have picked out my preferred pairing. Alas, it appears I'm going to have to do some digging for some Rossi/Hotch fic as there's only ten pages of results on AO3. Any one have links to any CM fic archives? Recommended fic?
: happy
17 December 2017 @ 07:21 pm
I think the cosmos hears me say "I'm going to write today" and laughs at me. Still, I have several prompts picked out to work on and a few non-prompted ideas floating around my head. This week is going to be crazy busy, but I'm looking forward to the 3 day weekend I'm getting for Christmas since I'm working an extra day as a coverage and hopefully (finally) getting to sit down to rewatch my shows.

That, unfortunately, got pushed to the way side when one of my cats followed shortly thereafter by another of my cats getting sick: thankfully I work where I work and was able to get both dealt with in a timely manner, but it was still stressful. I've actually started looking into CBD or hemp oils for cats as my chronically ill female's coughing is still a struggle to deal with. I've tried conventional medications, but she never stops coughing entirely and I feel bad that she'll wake herself up out of a dead sleep to have a fit. Apparently cbd/hemp is touted as a holistic way of treating feline asthma so hopefully it is something I can try with her.

Today I finished out buying the Christmas gifts for my parents, nieces, and nephews. While I'm going to be late on gifts for my best friend D and her husband, everyone else has their gifts either wrapped or in my home/car. I went crazy buying my two older nieces cutesy girly stuff like hair ties, hand lotion, and animal print face masks, but mostly got the 2 younger kids books and clothes. Mom asked for bird seed & suet which I need to get out of my car before the mice find a way in, but dad's request was harder for me to pull off so hopefully he'll enjoy the duo of dog accessories I've got coming this week. I'm very much looking forward to watching him laugh himself hoarse when he opens a box of 600 rolls of doggie clean up bags--he can never complain he's out of baggies ever again. XD

Still can't believe the year is nearly over.
25 November 2017 @ 06:03 pm
Well, I stopped in a few months back thinking I'd be around more often... then I started my final semester. As it turned out, I was lucky if I had time to sleep let alone write, so I disappeared completely. I longed to get back to comment_fic; it just wasn't possible, however. Thankfully, it's all over now and I am glad to say I passed with 2 As and a B (which would have been an A if I'd done better on the final. *sigh*), thus I will graduate this December after several years of midnight test taking and daily lunch break studying.

I did take two weeks following finals to relax. So far I've caught up on some movies I missed when they were in theaters, some books I'd been longing to read, and now it is time for the annual re-watch of SGA. <3 I plan to do a little fanfic reading, pick through prompts for some to fill.

How's everyone been doing?
: awake
01 August 2017 @ 06:42 am
So apparently the site was purchased by pinboard and no longer permits saving of links. I used it to keep track of fills and of my AUs/on-going stories, particularly the ones off comment_fic, and without it, I'm worried about losing links to the fills. Does anyone know of a similar type website that is free to use?
: frustrated
27 July 2017 @ 07:55 pm
Filmed my last task for my pathology class today. I'm hoping it's passable; I'll be spending the weekend getting the editing done and the jump drive ready to mail to my prof. Fingers crossed, I'll get out of this class with a passing video and my sanity intact.

My goddaughter's birthday party was last weekend, but her 1st birthday is Saturday. Not sure what I'll wind up doing, but I imagine when I start to lose my grip on reality, I'll head over there with a small gift.

I've felt some vague desire to write the last few days. Not SGA, but NCIS: someone going over to Gibbs' house, finding the door locked and peering through a window to see a new TV secured to the wall with an array of kids' toys on the floor. New couch, baby gates, etc. I think my brain has latched onto all the 'Gibbs raises Tony' stories and turned it into a more... canon compliant Gibbs/Tony + Tali. Then I pull out a scrap of paper while I do the records scanning at work (scanner is in the kennel and out of sight of my coworkers) and my brain goes, "Erm, maybe later." Frustrating, that, but it might come spilling out once the stress of the semester is over.

As for fic, I've had the attention span of a pez candy this week and haven't read much, let alone written. We'll see what Saturday brings, but I have gotten back to commenting on the fic prompt comms I follow. I try to remember to check the LJ app before morning appointments; I'm going to have to remember to charge up the Kindle so I can have it for my lunch break. (Which... anyone have some book recs? I've been re-reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter when I can get myself to focus.)

Chester... I'm still feeling sad when I think about him, still not interested in listening to anything but Linkin Park on repeat. That, too, has been why I'm having trouble getting focused. But I know, as with the time after my brother passed, it ebbs.
: indescribable
: NCIS, "Cadence"
23 July 2017 @ 06:35 pm
I just bought myself the Pilot episode, since I've seen some posts and tweets about it. I'm hoping it'll be something I get hooked on since Michael Shanks, especially since Amazon has it and I won't have to go through a VPN to watch it like I was having to do with Torri Higginson's show, This Life.

So potential new fandom, because I need another. I'm still indulging in Stargate, of course, but I haven't been interested in ST or MCU, both of which I used to spend massive amounts of time writing for the kink memes. And I adore comment_fic, but I've been a bit blasé about writing for the fandoms I know best. A bit of writer's block perhaps, since the video for Pathology class has me a wee stressed, though new fandoms always break that up nicely.

I know at least one person on my flist has seen it, anyone else? Am I going to be hooked?
: tired
20 July 2017 @ 06:32 pm
I've come to one conclusion in my life over music: it is powerful. It brings back memories that are painful and wonderful, it provides a soundtrack to my days... it gives me inspiration when I write. And I feel many people feel the same, cherishing bands and songs that remain special to them.

So I hope that it's not weird when I say that I am devastated by Chester Bennington's death. Linkin Park is a standby in my life, the only band that I adore every track on their albums and something I listen to in good times and bad. Somewhere I Belong is burned in my memory from my senior year of undergrad; What I've Done gets played every time I have a terrible day at work. I can belt out Nobody's Listening and Faint without thinking, and I still know the track listings of Hybrid Theory, Reanimation, and Meteora.

I feel strange as I admit I'm feel sadness over the passing of someone I didn't know or have any relation to, but I realize I do feel loss. Perhaps because he, in a way, was there with the music that (oddly, I know) gave me comfort when I was at the height of my ED, in the last terrible year of High School, and when my brother died and I was grieving him. I had just talked about going to an LP concert, too, looking forward to potentially taking a day off in August to see the band perform in NYC.

In the very least, I hope his family and his friends will find some level of comfort in knowing the fans grieve him too. And tomorrow I'll make a donation to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline and to TWLOHA.

Rest well, Chester. May you have found peace at last.
: sad
: "Powerless", Linkin Park
04 June 2017 @ 05:32 pm
Done over the last few days:

1. Stargate SG-1, Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill, Twenty Percent More Awesome
Stargate Multiverse, Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill + The Boys. Deaged AU.

2. seaQuest DSV, ensemble, trapped on land during a violent storm
Stargate: Atlantis/seaQuest DSV, Ensemble.

3. Stargate Multiverse Astronaut AU, Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, when your sick boyfriend is 250 miles away...straight up in space
Stargate Multiverse, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. NASA AU.

4. Any Sci-fi fandom, Any, God is an Astronaut
Stargate Multiverse, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay. NASA AU.

Nothing too long, just easing back in. :)
: happy
: 'Allo 'Allo
20 May 2017 @ 08:00 pm
After taking the intervening time between semesters for myself, I have returned to LJ/DW and will hopefully get my butt back to writing in the next few days.

What did I do in that interim period? I went to the March for Science in NYC on a rather drizzly day and participated in a color run with my friend K; I bought a ridiculously overpriced hair dryer and dyed my hair a lovely red-violet color that my boss has yet to comment on (*snerk*). I don't know if I'll be keeping this color or going for a deeper purple, but I'm enjoying it.

I went to free comic book day up in Massachusetts with my close friend B, where several young men stared at us wide-eyed because girls were in a comic book store which entertained us to no end. I learned that day that there are, in fact, Batman Beyond comics and got some level of judgement from the guys who run the shop for purchasing 2 of the Stargate: Atlantis comics from the Kickstarter campaign. I almost left with a Hawkeye Hot Toy. Instead, I saved the money and have since started collecting some of the Aquaman merch that I find on clearance. I now have a cute little Aquaman Dorbz to sit with my Funko POP! Maui and a plush Aquaman that I will likely have to constantly steal back from the cats!

There was a trip to Florida with the niece & nephew. For the record, after 30 years, I should know better than to go into EPCOT without a water bottle: I dehydrated, overheated, and threw up on a Cast Member. The sunburn I got that day could have guided in planes and took a week to calm down enough I could throw my purse strap on it. Upside, I got to ride the new Frozen ride in Disney and can legitimately say I hate that they replaced Maelstrom with it.

My new semester starts Monday, and I'll be re-taking the class that the video didn't pass as well as emergency procedures. If I can pass it this time, I'll be on track to graduate after the fall semester. I'm crossing my fingers that I can start videotaping this week after work and have it submitted well before the due date. If I can do that, it'll give me time to correct any videos that she finds fault with.

I'm going to try to catch up on the flist, but how have you all been? :)
: accomplished
22 April 2017 @ 09:30 am
I have a double sided sign, a warm sweater, and my duck boots. Let's get scientific. ❤️
: excited