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May 24th, 2008

La vision de l'euro

Europeans, phone 09015222014 to vote for the Latvian pirates.

(Voting for the French on 09015222019 is also acceptable)

Hurry, there are less than 10 minutes left!

May 11th, 2008

Following in my grand tradition of intentionally misreading of the text and my intense love of unconventional 'shipping, I just want to state for the record that I now 'ship Doctor/Donna.

(Every time they rush in unison to deny someone's assumption that they're a couple, it just makes them that one step more OTP in my head. We all have our kinks, okay, and this happens to be one of mine. That, and my perverse glee in 'shipping contrary to any given evidence. See nearly my entire output in BtVS fandom.)

May 5th, 2008

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niki heroes smile by shimmeryicons
When I was in high school the only girl who was into the same music as me (and not so coincidentally my first crush) said to me, "You know what, one of these days you're going to end up a Sonic Youth fan." I was never quite sure if she meant it as a compliment or a warning.

The point is that I now own a copy of Metal Machine Music. With my twin musical loves of feedback and Lou Reed it was obvious I was going to end up here some day. And no, in the interests of total honesty, I haven't got around to listening to the whole thing but I will. More importantly, I know I can.

Samples here in case you're feeling curious/masochistic.

April 13th, 2008

Meme time

supernatural: boys + guns = yay
Nabbed from emony
The Hypothetical AU Meme: Take any one of the fandoms you know I write in, and give me a type of AU (space opera AU, pirate AU,superhero AU, Ancient Rome, etc). I will then explain what story from your chosen fandom I would write for your chosen type of AU.

This one looks like it'll suit me just fine since plot ideas are not difficult to come up with at the mo (The problem comes when converting them into actual fics). It doesn't have to be a fandom I've actually written in, as long as I know it.

Oh, and by the way, I've got about 15 different zombie AUs for Grey's Anatomy (actually they're kind of coalescing into my three standard genres of GA fic: Alex/Cristina, Meredith/Cristina, Alex/Meredith/Cristina). Yay zombies!

April 6th, 2008

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river in love with words
Anyway, so I've been promising myself myself that I'd do this for months now, but it feels really uncomfortable to posting here - especially since I'm so behind on my flist that I'm scared to try and catch up. Job's taking up a lot of my time and I don't want to get in to trouble by doing anything fandom related on my work laptop. Mostly, however, it's the severe writer's block I've had for the past couple of years. I thought once the depression was sorted I'd be finally be able to put words to paper but still it's all far more bruises than daisies.

I'm still lurking about in fandom, and maybe one day when I get over myself I'll back be back properly but for now this is just one of my biannual updates to let people I'm still alive, in case someone was wondering. Even typing this much is leaving me feeling extremely uncomfortable so I'm just going to hit 'post' now before I talk myself out of it.

September 23rd, 2007

...I knew this would happen

Despite my best intentions, my LJ hiatus continued for far longher than intended. Work (yes, I am a proper grown-up now with a proper grown-up job) is consuming nearly all of my time and killing many brain cells in its mind-numbing numbness. That's what happen when you have to train to be an accountant. Apparently it gets better. Right now, however, my feelings can only be expressed by the ancient and noble art of cat macro.

August 31st, 2007

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niki heroes smile by shimmeryicons
Interesting side-note: LJ only seems to do its mass fandom crackdowns a la Strikethrough and Strikethrough 2: The Emboldening when I am unavoidably offline for extended periods. Hmmm...

(Back now. Hopefully the internets are now safe.)

July 13th, 2007

Dude. Dude. Awesome. Dude. Dude. Dude! Awesome!

(Translation: I am now the owner of a first edition Philip K Dick novel. Not just any one, mind you, but A Scanner Darkly - one of my favourite books of all time. It was a surprise present from my brother. My brain has currently shut down in order to process the magnitude of awesomeness. Dude!)

July 10th, 2007

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niki heroes smile by shimmeryicons
I was going to post a deeply intellectual essay on the nature of femininity in Berlin, referencing the Velvet Underground, Shakespeare, Chaucer and Philip K Dick but my brain's not really in the game right now. Instead I have whiskey and sushi and chocolate. Life is good.

(NB: When purchasing alcohol, go for the good stuff in the high end shops. That way they're more likely not to ask your age. I got offered free whiskey to taste by the very nice man in Oddbin's today, whereas in Sainsbury's they don't even let me sniff the Smirnoff.

FYI: I am not underage in England or America; I just look it. It is my gift, and my curse.)

July 9th, 2007

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It'll probably be better for my mental health if I took Berlin off repeat, wouldn't it?

(I'm not even in a bad mood or anything like that. I'm just currently obsessed with this album.)
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