lotus0kid: (have a nice day)
Working on my trifecta of chores today. Laundry's done, cleaning's done, cooking... could go either way at this point. We'll see. It's looking like it might rain, and I have to do a quick Safeway run if I'm going to cook...

Had my younger brother's college graduation dinner last night, which was nice. I tried roasted bone marrow! I was looking at the restaurant's menu online the day before and I saw a dish that came with bone marrow and I thought, "Well, Anthony Bourdain seems to like it, I wanna take a shot!" Here's what it looked like, just like on TV: )

It was.. okay I guess. There really wasn't much to it, maybe a spoonful, the spoon being super tiny. I kept poking at bits of it, trying to see if any more was edible. It tasted mostly like the fat on a steak, but a little different. Overall, I probably won't go out of my way for it again.

Otherwise, let's see... The Avengers, aw yeah. Basically everything a dork like me could ask for, plus a surprise Tony/Bruce bonus. Those two... I got serious feels for them, you guys. Did not expect that. I mean, just look, and look, and look. I feel guilty, because Pepper's awesome and she's adorable with Tony, but...

I'm nervous about the OUaT finale. Please don't suck, show. You can... yes, okay, yes, you can Joss all my fic that is, was, or ever could be. Just don't suck while you do it, all right?

In conclusion, I totally meant to go see Dark Shadows this weekend. Oops. Maybe I'll go Wednesday. Wednesday's a nice day to do fun stuff- it really livens up the week.

Oh! The fic-writing meme! Almost forgot. Okay, we have got: 7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character? )

ETA: ALERT ALERT ALERT! NEXT YEAR'S DISCWORLD CONVENTION IS IN BALTIMORE. KJDFHAJSD;KHFA;LKJFFJGKA
lotus0kid: (5 seconds)
The new Discworld book Snuff came in the mail yesterday! Yeee! I was pretty surprised when I got the e-mail that it had shipped, and then again when it arrived. Sadly, I think I was unconsciously disconnecting from it emotionally a bit, since... you know. Anyway, I'm plowing through The Last Werewolf now (quite enjoying it), and I've also picked up Joshua Foer's Moonwalking with Einstein, which is a non-fiction book about memory. And to round out the short list I've decided I want to re-read Jane Eyre sometime soon. I don't think I've actually sat down and gone through it since the one time in high school. Otherwise, I'm toying with the idea of going to the library and finding a genuine scary book for the month. I'm leaning towards Silence of the Lambs. Any suggestions?

In the meantime, I've been catching up on Parks and Rec because of.. reasons. Because Netflix Instant is evil, basically. In any case, I'm enjoying that too, though now my brain has cast Rashida Jones as a character in The Last Werewolf kind of against my will. Not that there's anything wrong with her, but she just doesn't quite fit so I keep getting distracted trying to replace her.

Today, though, I wasn't really thinking about Discworld, or Parks and Rec. I was mostly thinking about these and how cool it would be to get a tattoo of one of them. Peace in particular. Yeah, I'm so not the body modification type, but... these are so COOL! I love the idea of a language based on circles, among a dozen OTHER things I love about Doctor Who, things that I could use reminding of from time to time, up to and including curiosity and empathy and the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism. Seriously, if I'm still thinking about this come, say, next spring... might make it a birthday present to myself. Any advice from inked friends would be welcomed. ^^
lotus0kid: (5 seconds)
So, I'm currently inching through Made in America: an Informal History of the English Language in the United States by Bill Bryson. I'm learning lots of interesting stuff. Like, you know the phrase "stiff upper lip?" Of course you do. Guess what- Americanism, coined in 1815. Earlier I read Bryson's Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way where I learned why the word "colonel" is the way it is (we use the French-ish spelling, but the Italian-ish pronunciation- neato!). I really do love English linguistics. Every word is... well, kind of like a person, with a whole geneology of other words that it came from, and words it's related to. The English language is very much like the American people... if you want to get super sappy about it. *winces*

Anyway, that's not even what I wanted to talk about! See, I'm inching through Made in America because it is a huge thick hardback. And since I really don't like carrying those around wherever I go, instead I've been carrying around the nice portable paperback Discworld book The Last Continent. And today the IT guy installed something on my computer he then had to spend over an hour trying to uninstall, so I had time to dip into it, and I came across this:

[T]here's something comforting in knowing that some of the best brains in the University... were spending all night in the High Energy Magic Building, trying to teach Hex to sing "Lydia the Tattooed Lady," exulting at getting a machine to do after six hours' work something that any human off the street would do for tuppence...

Hmm, I knew a tattooed lady named Lydia... Heroes, did you.. did you make a very obscure Discworld reference that last season? If so, I would feel the tiniest bit better about that whole hot mess.

So, something to ponder. I'm off to watch Breakfast on Pluto.
lotus0kid: (city)
From [livejournal.com profile] memeseveriwhere:

List your top ten (10) favorite characters from a single anime fandom (whoops, didn't read that quite closely enough), and answer the following questions.

(You know what? I'm gonna go with multiple fandoms. It's more fun that way.)
1 - The Middleman
2 - Mal Reynolds
3 - Elizabeth Burke
4 - Claude Rains
5 - Veronica Palmer
6 - Granny Weatherwax
7 - Michael Weston
8 - Olivia Dunham
9 - Amy Pond
10 - Sherlock Holmes

Some weird stuff under this cut, my friends. )
lotus0kid: (only love)
It's been ages since I did one of these... From [livejournal.com profile] fannish5:

Name your 5 favorite fictional marriages.

I tried to go for couples that were together before and during their respective canons. )

It was way easier to come up with my second list: my favorite heterosexual life partners. )

So begins the cooking/writing weekend. With me doing a [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 meme, instead of writing a fic or cooking dinner. Oops. Anyway, I've got another thing I'm looking forward to in the next couple days besides stew and cookies and hopefully some fics- USA is airing its feature-length film all about the backstory of Sam Axe from Burn Notice on Sunday! Bruce Campbell is starring in his own made-for-TV movie, and not one of those stinky scifi affairs I'm sure he's done a few of! I'm so happy for him. *tear*
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So last week I started a re-watch of Doctor Who's season five via Netflix, but that kind of got backburnered because on Sunday something inside told me it was time to watch 30 Rock. All of it, or at least all the seasons available on Instant Watch. So I'm in the fourth season now, anxiously awaiting the arrival of Wesley Snipes. Don't tell me what episode he starts in- I want to be surprised.

But anyway it's been nice to finally find out where quotes I've seen on [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket's icons in various places come from. Stuff like "Live every week like it's Shark Week," and "Past Pete is here to kill Future Pete!" My subject line is a quote that stands out to me as Liz at her most adorable. Oh Liz. I'm afraid I just don't 'ship her with Jack, which is most likely unfortunate from a social standpoint in the fandom. I mean, canon seems pretty definite- every time the idea of them getting together comes up both of their reactions are complete "DNW." I suppose if you want to you can see that as a "the lady doth protest too much" situation, but ultimately I prefer them as friends. Because they are so adorable that way, at least when they're getting along- Jack softens up a bit and Liz becomes almost childlike at times, IMO.

So, yeah, that's kind of been my life for this first week of 2011- coming home from work and watching as many episodes of 30 Rock as I can before bed. It's pretty awesome.

One downside, though. I'm currently reading Small Gods, and Brutha keeps turning into Kenneth in my head. Not that it isn't a good fit, but I already had Russell Tovey all picked out, so shoo, Jack McBrayer, shoo!

P.S. I did manage to tear myself away last night for long enough to watch Top Gear. Totally loved Rutledge commiting acts of spoilers. )
lotus0kid: (creative process)
Wow, I managed not to do a meme for over a month! Not that I was really trying not to- quite the opposite, actually, but still! Sometimes I get annoyed with myself, like I don't have anything to talk about, all I want to do is play silly lj games. But can I help it when they're so fun and interesting so often? No.

Anyway! From, most recently, [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket:

1.) Comment to this and I will give you 3 fictional characters.
2.) Decide of the 3 whom you would marry, do, and dump cliff.
3.) Post this meme to your journal with your answers.


DON'T JUDGE ME. )

Two for the price of one! I did this whole meme once a while ago, but it accidentally got deleted, so I half-way did it again later, but, well, it's really one of those memes that demand... I dunno, immediacy. It gets stale if you leave it alone and then you have to start all over. Anyway, for the third and final time, here's this, stolen aaages ago from [livejournal.com profile] hermione_vader:

1. Write down 20 of your favorite OTPs
2. Put your media player on shuffle. The number of the song corresponds to the number of the OTPs.
3. Quote a part of the song that you think has any similarity with the story of the couple.
4. Comment.


Some of them were so far off I had to try again. Some were so spot-on it was scary. )
lotus0kid: (5 seconds)
Hee, isn't it great when you stumble across something really funny that you had forgotten about? That way you get the baseline pleasure of the funny thing itself, plus the reflected pleasure of memory. What I'm saying is I'm glad I picked up Unseen Academicals from the library for a re-read. I'm on a bit of a Discworld binge, actually- started with I Shall Wear Midnight (finished it with a great big smile on my face, hard to argue with that), now Unseen Academicals, and I think I might go for Small Gods next, I've been meaning to re-read that for ages. I'd like to read some of the earlier wizard books as well, like Equal Rites and Sourcery.

Anyway, I'm heading off work early today to try to cram in getting my car serviced and then going to a Rifftrax live event (House on Haunted Hill) that I had no idea was coming on tonight until I discovered it on Facebook today (during the, oh, monthly visit I make there). I swear, so much of my life is happy coincidence I'm practically a Bronte/Gaskell heroine. I should go find a strange city and/or wild moor to wander on until I pass out, that way I could find my long-lost relatives and/or one true love, or possibly a large fortune I just so happen to be the sole heir to. And since I'm headed to Denver next week for a small vacation with friends, the strange city/rugged environment need will be met! See?

So, yeah, that's the news with me. Otherwise, cannot wait for an awesome Halloween weekend with [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket and [livejournal.com profile] englishmuffin2! XD
lotus0kid: (5 seconds)
Well, I wouldn't declare it an out-right and total success, but, once again, they're edible, even tasty, and I've yet to double over in digestive agony from the one I ate.

What I Learned From All This + pictures )

P.S. An update on the surprise cat from last week. )
lotus0kid: (Happy halloween from the party skull!)
Arrrgh this is starting to piss me off. Anybody remember a little bit ago me complaining about my stupid iPhone reading each file in my fanmix folders as a separate album, so I can't listen to, say, all of Modern Day Wooster or Lovenado, just one song at a time? I figured this was because the files were spread out into folders based on band/musician, so I went through and made folders for each album, got them all organized where they belong, and STILL on my phone's library there's a long line of albums with the same name and cover art and ONE track each. Except for My Love is Like a Spaceship actually, it worked for that more or less, but that's really more frustrating than encouraging because there's nothing at all different about that one than the others and GAH. My last idea is to make separate playlists out of all of them, but I really don't want to do that. Maybe I could make one big playlist of fanmixes, but then I'd never be able to shuffle just one album, should I wish to.

Anyway, I had more to talk about than just bemoaning my continuing disappointment in technology. While I was doing the thirty-day meme, I collected more memes! Oh yes! I'm still sitting on a couple big ones, but today's [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 caught my eye this morning:

Which 5 persons from any fandom would you place on a lonely island to get the most interesting reaction?

I decided my island would be populated by the most Machiavellian, corkscrew-brained, devious, manipulative, calculating, self-serving characters I could find- and a wild card. Slight spoilers for Dollhouse. )

I'm really getting into the Halloween spirit now. Quite unconsciously, after I finished re-reading Soon I Will Be Invincible, I started re-reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach. While I don't really like the implication that cadaver research should be linked with Halloween and all that, I'll admit it's hard not to at least a little, especially considering I've got I Sell the Dead coming in from Netflix tomorrow. After that it's Trick 'r Treat (highly recommended by the Adams of A Damn Movie Podcast), Day of the Dead, Rosemary's Baby, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, and Dog Soldiers. That last one, if you haven't seen it, definitely do- it's awesome, British, and does a very cool thing with the "trapped in a house surrounded by [supernatural being(s)]" trope more often seen in zombie movies.

Also, in actual physical activity, tomorrow I'm going to attempt the blood clot and brain cupcakes I came across- was it last year? [livejournal.com profile] zombres, did you link to that? Anyway, I was going to try it this afternoon, but I was tired from work (another day at the equipment yard- wheee I need to take a shower), and had to run out twice for the ingredients, and by the time I was ready to get started, I was also really hungry and just not into it enough. So, tomorrow morning it shall be! I'm kind of nervous about it- I've never even made cupcakes before, let alone ones with strawberry filling and buttercream icing. Anyway, this will be mostly a trial run- the recipe only makes eight cupcakes, so if they suck, at least I won't feel too bad throwing them away. And if they rock, hopefully they won't take too long to make, so I can whip some more up for other things. Like certain rallies, or carousing-type events. (@#!$%#@$^, I just realized I forgot to get the little tube thing to squeeze out the icing! *groans* Well, I've already done one Walk of Shame [or at least Overeager Baker Who Doesn't Check Her Supplies List to Make Sure She Has Everything Even After the Scare with the Little Paper Cupcake Holders] to the grocery store, I can do another tomorrow. They better friggin' have it, though.)

Also also, on Sunday [livejournal.com profile] fadeintodawn and I will bundle up for an outdoor version of Titus Andronicus. The local Shakespeare company does their shows in the ruins of an old girls school up in the hills of the historical part of town that have been semi-restored. For this one scenes will take place all over the ruins, not just on the stage that's set up in one area. So, that'll be neat. I've never seen the entire play, just clips of the Julie Taymor film version. Actually, I always think it's a good idea to read the summary of a Shakespeare play before going to see it just so even if the dialogue loses you you still know what's going on, so I read the one for Titus and oh my god! Jeepers, Shakespeare! If you think Hamlet/Othello/Macbeth/King Lear are bloodbaths, you have clearly not taken a glimpse of Titus Andronicus. All those other plays are goddamn dainty compared to it! I'm honestly a little nervous in a way. I mean, I don't know how far they're going to take it. Some of the stuff that happens in Titus is.. not easy to watch for anyone. I can handle gore pretty well, at least with a TV screen between me and it, but that screen won't be there this time. And there's more than gore. Oh well, you know, I know they set the audience age limit at fifteen (as in, fifteen and up), so, I kind of think that indicates they won't be taking it really far.
lotus0kid: (9&Rose)
Splurged a bit at Barnes & Noble today when I had some time to kill between my physical and lunch (I decided to celebrate my clean bill of health with some McDonalds- it was either that or Chinese). I snagged the last of Terry Pratchett's I Shall Wear Midnight on the shelf, and also picked up Stiff, the last Mary Roach book I didn't already own. Also also, it caught my eye and I couldn't resist )

You know what I learned in my physical? Drinking soda decreases bone density, at least for women of my background. That's great. Now every time I take a sip of Coke or whatever I can think about my bones melting.

the questions )

Day 26 - A song that turns you on )

Owww...

Sep. 1st, 2010 09:39 pm
lotus0kid: (stunts)
*sigh* So an average/good day has taken a turn for the crappy. I was trying to defrost some chicken for dinner and managed to burn my righthand ring and middle finger. I'm plucking this out with my left hand while the other holds on to a towel with ice. It's kind of amazing how much the cold helps. It's seriously like "*take the cold away, wait two seconds* !@#@$##$@!@Oooowwww! *put the cold back on* Ahhh..." And I'm waiting for some painkillers to kick in. I wonder how it's going to be working tomorrow...

Anywho, I had other stuff to talk about, but now that my words per minute has been so effectively hobbled, let's just focus on what's important, eh?

'Reply and I'll give you four fandoms. You then have to make an entry writing about your favorite character from each fandom, and why.'

[livejournal.com profile] hermione_vader gave me Discworld, Burn Notice, Dollhouse, and Sherlock.

Not easy choices, any of these. Some spoilers )

Heh, I'm worried about work tomorrow- how am I going to sleep with this damn thing? My ice cubes are going away and it still hurts like hell. *sigh* I guess I'll figure something out.
lotus0kid: (Default)
(Ooh, the sky's doing that thing you only see in summer when everything gets tinged a really cool shade of pink/yellow/green. I love that.)

So, had a meeting with one of those temp agency guys today. We'll see if anything comes of that. I think it might, since I have a somewhat decent amount of experience now. The guy seemed fairly enthusiastic. Tomorrow I will definitely start looking at GRE study materials. I've been horrifically lazy to let it go this long. I will also go to the grocery store and buy actual ingredients for things. What things, I'm not sure, but I will.

Some feral anti-virus program has latched onto my computer. It keeps popping up with "ZOMFG YOU'VE BEEN INFECTED REGISTER NOW" messages that I'm really hoping will stop if I click "GO AWAY, FFS" enough. For now I've just got my Task Manager up to zap the messages that way.

I don't normally stay up for it- so much easier to dash over to the website to see the latest episode- but I do want to see if The Daily Show has anything cool to say about the awesome news on Prop 8.

Hm, I wanted to have more fun things to talk about, but.. yeah. Oh hey, Rifftrax is doing another live show on the nineteenth! Reefer Madness, the colorized version. So, yeah, that'll be cool. Also, completely at random today while I was working on cover art for a song mix I'm putting together, I found "Shalala" by Martin McFaul. It's a pretty darn cool song you can go here to download. If his whole album is like that, I might not be able to resist buying it.

*sigh* I shouldn't, since it will probably interfere with those grandiose GRE and grocery plans I have for tomorrow, but my fic-writing brain feels like it's been stagnating since finishing the bigboom fic, so...

Give me a prompt for a five-sentence fic.

Thanks kindly! Now I gotta run and see if the TV's free for Burn Notice.

ETA: Name your five favorite evil characters. Heh, I see what you did there, fannish5. No spoilers. )
lotus0kid: (Default)
1. Update on my love affair with Netflix, because I'm sure you care: I sent back Across the Universe yesterday and am waiting on Wristcutters: A Love Story (who told me about that one? I can't remember). Across the Universe was pretty good, though I would've appreciated a little more character development, instead of the movie basically just being a delivery system for covers of Beatles songs, well done or not. In any case, Jim Sturgess had a highly enjoyable Northern accent (I'm easy). I spent last night and this morning re-watching the first season of Better Off Ted- delightful, as always, and now I have Ted's voice stuck in my head (Veronica's too, oddly, they take turns), which has helped while I've been researching technical writing stuff.

2. Birthday shout-out for [livejournal.com profile] fadeintodawn! If I hadn't been lame and realized her birthday was coming up sooner, I probably would've bought her ticket for the performance of Much Ado About Nothing we went to on Sunday. In any case, despite nearly sweating our brains out in the 90+-degree weather, the play was fine, as Much Ado has the tendency to be. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but it's really the one Shakespeare play I like purely on its own merit- for Beatrice and Benedick and their awesome snark, and Claudio and Hero's general adorability, and Dogberry's goofiness, and Don Pedro's coolness, etc. In any case, [livejournal.com profile] fadeintodawn, I failed on the live theater tickets, so you'll have to make do with movie tickets sometime soon, just let me know.

3. Totally looking forward to the Epic Heroes Season One Re-Watch tonight. Man, it has been so long since I've watched any episodes that weren't relevant to my OTP interests. Like, "not since they aired" long. I'm hoping it'll get me good and jazzed up for my bigboom fic again, as the fic meme has definitely (if pleasantly) broken my momentum on that. I'm actually well over halfway to the 10,000 word minimum, which is somewhat comforting. However, the real action hasn't even started yet, which is not comforting. Anywho, whatever, I've got time, it'll get done.

4. Stealing a neat looking meme from [livejournal.com profile] hermione_vader
THE FANMIX MEME

Please to be giving many suggestions.

5. Though I really should be rationing my book intake, since all but one box of my library is in storage for the next two years (*sniffles*), I've been zipping right through The Truth, which is better than I remembered. I don't know why, but I really love that.. jeez, how can I put this? When a character who's a reporter, or a cop, or a private detective is really motivated to get to the bottom of whatever it is that's going on. That doggish determination to bring everything to light, sometimes for no more solid a reason than it's The Right Thing To Do or To Get The Story. I dunno, I guess I just find it romantic. And The Truth is great because you have William de Worde experiencing that for the very first time. Though I think Otto Chriek is my favorite- I know I'm enjoying a character when I find myself wanting to, or actually saying their lines out loud.

BONUS: Across the Universe got me thinking of my favorite Venn Diagram ever. )

*exhales*

Jun. 11th, 2010 10:26 pm
lotus0kid: (5 seconds)
Ah, well, now I know where I'm going by the end of this month, which is nice. I have an aunt who's willing to put me up for a while. This will be interesting- it's a pretty big house she's got, but I'll be sharing with her, two of her sons, and another cousin I haven't seen since he moved to California as a boy. I'll be sharing a bathroom with him, actually. So, yeah, nice to have that somewhat settled, even if it makes the looming loss of my childhood home all the more concrete.

Anyway, I have a meme! From [livejournal.com profile] zombres:

Respond to this post with "Interests, please" and I'll pick seven of your LJ interests for you to explain in a new post.

Her selections and my responses are under the cut. )

Also, a quick rec if, like me, you'd like an entertaining distraction. [livejournal.com profile] zarla has gamely screencapped and written commentary for a variety of video games and yaoi anime films. I've spent most of today reading her yaoi commentaries, and they are pretty priceless, while also being a good education in that whole weird seme/uke thing they've got going on over there. Quite honestly, I find the seme/uke stereotype kind of disturbing. Not to mention lazy and unimaginative on the part of writers who utilize it. It seems obvious that that kind of relationship only works in an entirely fictional world, and it worries me to think that there are fans of it who don't realize that. I'm just hoping like hell my own work is free of those seriously effed-up relationship dynamics.
lotus0kid: (verbs or adjectives)
You know, I don't think it's possible to write a fic without any "backstory" as the meme describes it. What on earth can the characters talk about if you don't give them something to do?

Title: The Petrelli Heist
Rating: PG
Word Count: 331
Summary: Neal & Peter Petrelli for [livejournal.com profile] saena17. Small cameo from Moz.
A/N: Set pre-series for both shows.

You really wanna know? )

***

Title: Sub-Contracting
Rating: PG
Word Count: 649
Summary: Michael Westen and Claude Rains for [livejournal.com profile] englishmuffin2. Off-screen Sam and Fiona.
A/N: Set during the series for Burn Notice, but pre-series for Heroes. Which.. doesn't really work, temporally speaking, but oh well.

All right, let's see a demonstration, then. )

***

Title: Busted
Rating: PG
Word Count: 694
Summary: Sam Vimes and Mozzie for [livejournal.com profile] visiblemarket, with cameos from Neal and Carrot.
A/N: Look who didn't chicken out! Hope this works for you, hon.

You know, I used to have a lot of respect for you, until you sold out. )

***

Title: An Arrangement of Time
Rating: G
Word Count: 444
Summary: Simon Tam and Rube for [livejournal.com profile] c_quinn, plus River.
A/N: Okay, River stuck her nose in and kind of stole the show (which I'm sure Simon's used to). If you want to, [livejournal.com profile] c_quinn, please give me another prompt and I'll try again.

That makes you S. Tam, right? )
lotus0kid: (5 seconds)
I'm watching about six very adorable deer eat corn out of the container my stepdad likes to put out in the backyard. He entertains dreams of hand-feeding them one day. All I can think is that those same deer are going to make a mess of the garden in a few weeks.

Anyway, I've gotten a good group of questions for my fifteen characters meme, so here are my answers. They come in the following categories: funny, interesting, and OW MY BRAIN.

rionaleonhart's questions )

visiblemarket's questions )

englishmuffin2's questions )
lotus0kid: (rawk)
My calendar and DVD came! Yay! All... well, more is right with the world. Now I'm just wondering about my Microsoft Office software. Would've expected that to get here real quick. Anyway, reviving a meme, because it's a very fun one:

- Write a list of characters and number them.
- Input the number of characters into this random number generator as the maximum and generate two numbers.
- Ramble about how the corresponding pairing/partnership/general interaction would (or, indeed, wouldn't) work. Perhaps write a snippet/one-sentence fic for it if you're feeling brave.
- Repeat to your heart's content.


Fandoms represented: Middleman, Firefly, Discworld, White Collar, Dollhouse, Burn Notice, Doctor Who, Psych, Hot Fuzz, Jeeves & Wooster, and Heroes )
lotus0kid: (Rawr!)
Sweet god in heaven that was the worst traffic I've experienced in my life. I made it out of work at 5:07-ish. Didn't pull up at home until 6:45. I don't think I did over 40mph for more than twenty minutes of that. Ten minutes. Jesus.

Anyway, on to the post I was going to make before that unfortunate event. It all seems rather stupid now, but what the heck.

On my computer screen at work, there's a little clock face you can have on this vertical toolbar thing on the right side. I was playing with it today when I didn't have anything to do, and I noticed you could name the clock. Why anyone would want or even think to do this, I don't know... but I named it Jeremy Clockson, like any Discworld (and Top Gear) fangirl worth her salt would. Unfortunately the name was too long so all you can see is "Jeremy..." I also changed it from a dull black and white affair to something in blue and neon. Very nice, kind of '50s diner-ish, and dare I say snazzy.

It seems that during my lunch break I pretty regularly have time where my f-list ceases to amuse me (no offense), but it's not time to work again. I try to write during that time, but I'm burning out a bit on the long fic I'm working on. I'm not quitting or anything, I just need a little break. Writing those prompt fics was fun- quick and easy and somehow not quite as incriminating if potentially discovered. As such, I'd appreciate it if you kind folks could help me build up a little stockpile of prompts. Just one-word things, maybe a phrase. You don't have to specify pairing/fandom- I'll come up with something on my own if you don't. C'mon, help out a bored office drone.
lotus0kid: (Discworld V)
Do-doo da doo, killing time before Dollhouse while avoiding reading submissions, do-dooo da doo doooo...

[livejournal.com profile] fannish5 asks, "Who are your 5 favorite non-humanoid characters?"

This was a bit tougher than I thought. Good thing I remembered Can of Beans. )

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