allchildren: kay eiffel's face meets the typewriter (▭ death and texas)
I did this meme every year for a decade. Then, for no particular reason, I skipped last year. It had been a big couple of months for me and I just wanted to rest. Too bad, though, since I had the perfect "song that sums up your year" picked out, as I often do think about what my answers will be to this survey as the year rolls along.

That 2014 song:

I wish every holiday only took an hour
that I'm not just like the people I resent
I wish one day I could truly be empowered
to say exactly what it is I meant

all I have -- it's in abundance --
is my perpetual redundance
it's hard for me to say
I face it every day

learn it all again tomorrow
learn it all again tomorrow

- Ben and Ellen Harper, Learn It All Again Tomorrow

And I did.

2015 )
allchildren: nyota uhura remains unconvinced (☄ª cry moar)
I accidentally on purpose forgot to sign up for Kaleidoscope :( The fact that the writing period looks to be less than a month, while firmly sandwiched within Yuletide, and Avatar Ladyfest which is due a week beforehand and the story I've dreamed up is a doozy -- oh and P.S. I'm moving across the country -- something had to give.

Next year maybe! I hope the schedule will make more sense, and that Kaleidoscope can be in complement with Yuletide, not competition with it.

Trying to do more fannish stuff over here. It never really works on tumblr, because I have a mostly-fashion/art tumblr, so most of my followers are there for that and don't play with me, and the fannish ones are less aware of who I am~ as a fan. The other alternative is to have a dedicated fannish tumblr, which is an idea I've considered for many moons, but never quite appeals. BECAUSE! I ALREADY HAVE THIS! HELLOOOOO 

(if I owe you a comment or response I haven't forgotten, I am just terrible at stuff)

So, let's play a game:

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I’ll tell you something about the story I’d write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School/College AU

allchildren: kay eiffel's face meets the typewriter (▭ death and texas)
First the announcement: the time has come and I am breaking my last ties with LJ. Just as soon as I can import [ profile] where_no_woman over here to DW (approximately a week from now) my business here will be finished and [ profile] sainfoin_fields, [ profile] trisfic and [ profile] hobviously will all be deleted. Everything is preserved @ [personal profile] allbackups and I am sporadically uploading old fic to [ profile] trisb. I will miss my LJ-only friends, but honestly that number has been dwindling quite a bit as we all conduct our business on other sites, and I have faith we can keep in touch! See you around <3

Second, the annual end of year survey! Hot damn, this is my eighth go at this. It's pointless to link to LJ since those links are about to go dead -- here's 2010, though.

buckets of moonbeams coming out of my head )
allchildren: kay eiffel's face meets the typewriter (☢ someday wendy)
First, a slightly belated exhortation slash enthusiastic recommendation:

[ profile] ds9_rewatch! A GROUP DEDICATED TO THE RE-OR-FIRST-TIME-EVER-WATCHING OF THE VERY BEST TREK, DEEP SPACE NINE! People who should definitely participate in this: the Doofpire Amry, Meredith, Ariel, everyone who enjoys awesomeness. People who should definitely not participate in this: everyone who hates awesomeness. (If you are worried about acquiring the series: maybe just join the comm, and, uh, *clears throat*. Or ask me!)

Why is DS9 so great, you ask? Well, here is a handy-dandy intro post that I did not make, but heartily approve of. And here is a picspam of one-shot and recurring female characters that I did make, and am pretty okay with. But perhaps you have no patience for clicking on things and looking at pictures! FINE, be that way.

have some words instead! )

[ profile] ds9_rewatch is still only on the second episode, so there is plenty of time to catch up, and I haven't really been participating myself yet, but I do hope to. (Their discussion posts in particular excite me, since when I marathoned the show in 2009 I was doing it solo and didn't really have any way to process it with others.) SO LIKE

LET'S ALL DO THAT. (Even if we form our own little splinter group. Which I would be utterly okay with.)

And now, interview questions! One set from someone who has known me a long time, and one from somebody who has not, which I think makes for a nice balance.

From [ profile] emilytheodd:

concerning beer and punk rock, mostly )

And from [ profile] elle_white:

concerning art and people and feelings, I guess )

If you would like questions *and actually intend to answer them* I will give you some.
allchildren: joan holloway rubbing her shoulder (⚥ the hindrance and the weight)
Slightly different version (courtesy of Rorie), but this is still my seventh one.

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

2010 in review )
allchildren: cameron, destroyed (☢ for you)
Five songs meme, recipe doubled! [personal profile] eumelia gave me L; let me know if you want a letter. My highly scientific method of choosing consists of scrolling through iTunes until I see a song that makes my face go from :| to :>, then narrowing that list through sheer feels-right-iness. Songs are on for her pleasure.

Larry Williams - Lawdy Miss Clawdy

In my early to mid teens I was obsessed with Pleasantville, both movie & soundtrack. (I've never had a CD stolen by my parents more than this one.) For getting teenagers into 50s blues and rock, not to mention jazz, I salute thee.

Lily Allen - LDN

2006! A sunny year in my memory; one in which I did indeed ride my bike through the city although not because the filth took away my license. This song, and by extension Lily Allen herself, has always cracked me up. She's so cheery about the lies and shittiness beneath the happy shiny exterior and I can respect that.

Flight of the Conchords feat. Rhys Darby - Leggy Blonde

Whilst not up to the level of my very fav FotC songs, "Bowie" and "Tape," this is certainly a memorable one. I am particularly fond of all the diegetic office sounds (scissors! tape! staplers!) and all the lyrics. Allll the lyrics.

Asa Taccone feat. Chester Tam - Let's Get Married

OKAY this is a song whose context I don't entirely understand, but it came into my possession last year when [personal profile] logicandlove was reminded of it by my insightful Jim/Bones icon comment "LET'S GET MARRIED" and sent it to me. I guess it was recorded as a wedding present by the brother of one of the Lonely Island guys? A-and it's lolarious and strangely fitting for that pairing? That's what I know.

Also, this first half o' songs has been pretty goofy. Second half, not so much.

Neko Case & the Sadies - Lion's Jaws

This is a song of feeling some things and powerlessness and quite possibly sociopath/good girl otp.

[song redacted due to personal issues; related post forthcoming]

The White Stripes - Little Room

A bangy song about creativity. Quick, name something better.

Tilly and the Wall - Lost Girls

For obvious reasons.

Bob Dylan - Love Minus Zero/No Limit

This song is the 20th most played track in my iTunes library. Also, the theme song of a fic that for some reason I keep not finishing! What's with THAT, me?

TV on the Radio - Lover's Day

You know what love songs need more of? Cannibalism metaphors. BUT DON'T EVEN WORRY BOUT IT, cuz TVotR has you covered. Seriously, though, this song is wonderful and manages to be sweet, lusty, and celebratory all at once.

In other news:

I write like Stephen King? (I got him on a bunch of entries. Second runner up: Mark Twain.)

There's a neat ficathon called Festibility going on, and while IDK if I'll be able to produce anything new for it, I submit my old fics stationary plumes of molten material (ATLA; Toph Bei Fong; set post-series but written mid-S2) and when I get to the doorway (Terminator; Sarah Connor; specifically post-T2 but compatible with SCC canon) for pieces about suggested characters, which both deal with how they perceive the world and negotiate their (dis)abilities.

And speaking of SCC, guess what is my all-time favorite live action show and guess what I'm rewatching? GO ON, GUESS. Connor-Reese clan, my heart belongs to you. ♥_______♥
allchildren: CAPTAIN benjamin sisko wearing an sf giants cap because he is my husband (☄⁹ bye bye baby)
Oooh, a writing meme! Stolen from the excellent [ profile] affectingly. I am too lazy to link all the stories I talk about, so here's the cheat sheet.

so many questions. SO MANY. )
allchildren: kay eiffel's face meets the typewriter (will be girls)
Oh gosh, I love these things. From myhappyface @ lj! (ILU dw but I hate doing your lj translation tags)

1. Stop what you're doing. Print Screen.
2. Print screen your current desktop.
3. If you have Photoshop open, print screen.
4. If you have a music player open, print screen.
5. Pick a folder, open it, print screen.

4 pictures and explanations! )
allchildren: kay eiffel's face meets the typewriter (⚡ as long as it's free)
My LJ's been pretty hopeless lately, and I apologize for being a boring crazy person. BUT! I am a boring crazy person with lots of feelings. (BTW guys I know I've said this before but I am such a better/more active friend on Tumblr where I post prettiness and nerdiness or Google Reader where I post pop culture and intersectional feminism shizz). You should come play over there.)
Sooo, while I twiddle my thumbs waiting for NBC to show me ladies' figure skating, if indeed it ever does, here is a meme to pass the time!

Give me a character, series, or pairing and in return I'll give you three reasons why I love that character, that series, or that pairing. eta: lol I completely missed the "three" limitation here. HAVE A BILLION REASONS SHIIIT I AIN'T CARE

Unless I don't love it in which case I'll be like ":|" or if I actually HATE it, which I guess you could also name hoping for a rant, which I may deliver on. Basically I can see it being awkward if you love something and I hate it or you hate it and I love it? Because then it's like "HEY SO I'M JUST ASSUMING YOU AGREE WITH ME ON THIS" which is super annoying.

I may be overthinking this.

Let us talk about lahv.
allchildren: betty hofstadt not-draper (⚥ the eternal city)
List all of the television shows you have on DVD, no matter how obscure or embarrassing. Even if you only own one season, list it. Let's see who has what!

ugh, my consumer issues )
allchildren: xena, gabrielle, and argo (◎ legendary journeys)
I love year-end retrospective surveys. This isn't even the last one I plan to do. (Slightly) Sorry!
fandom in 2009 )

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