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26 November 2008 @ 01:23 pm
The program gave us today off, in addition to tomorrow and Friday. Sweet, sweet vacation.

I slept well passed noon, ate, and am just now contemplating taking a shower. Glorious.
Current Mood: calmcalm
While walking in a winter wonderland can be fun in theory, it makes shopping a bit of a drag. Do you plan on doing your holiday shopping online or in-stores this season?

Fuck you, Best Buy.
02 November 2008 @ 05:16 pm
If you are reading this, post a picture of a cat in your journal. (Your cat, a lolcat, or someone else's cat. But preferably yours, if possible.)

Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
26 October 2008 @ 09:39 pm
Today was Hektor Grooming Day. Unlike most Persians, his coat doesn't require regular grooming, just the occasional brushing when he has a few knots and some loose hair. Oh, but how he hates being brushed. Hates Hates. I just can't give enough emphasis to his utterly passionate hate.

Some cats struggle. Some cats scratch. Some cats bite. Hektor will bite and scratch my face if I'm not quick enough to move out of the way, but only when he can't grip his jaws around my wrist.

So I bought a cat muzzle. He still snuggles and swipes, but the scratching is largely inneffective because the muzzle blindfolds him. And the bitting, well, he gets a mouthful of canvas quite a number of times before our session is over.

I'd kind of would like to video tape the entire process because it is so hilarious - fur and limps flying around aimless while he howls like he's dying. Meanwhile, all I'm doing is running a comb through relatively knot-free hair. Eventually, he coordinates his flailing a little better so that he can pop the muzzle off his head with his two front paws so he can continue biting me.

My brother worries about peta finding it abusive that I muzzle him (really, who's abusing whom here?) if I ever did make a video.

Despite the violence, I can't help but love that cat. He loves me to pieces (save for when I brush him naturally) and sort of scoffs at everyone else. He's evil. Regale, loyal evil. He'll make an excellent partner should I ever get around to taking over the would.
Current Mood: amusedamused
19 September 2008 @ 11:09 pm
Via gabri_jade, when you see a Bujold quote, post another Bujold quote in your LJ, and see how long we can keep it going.

"Good God, woman, where have you been?" Piotr cried furiously.

A morbid lunacy overtook her. She smiled fiercely, and held up the bag. "Shopping.... Want to see what I bought?"
11 August 2008 @ 02:15 pm
aluvrianne wanted to see some fish pictures. So here's a few pics of my 7 year-old koi, Sammy.

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02 August 2008 @ 02:37 pm
Is it just me, or does the little lj man (uscathena) have three little dots on his left shoulder that are new? Am I just now noticing this? What are they supposed to be?
26 July 2008 @ 04:25 pm
If you didn't know, TFN's Fanfic Archive is having a drive for reviewer applications. We're definitely going to do our best to get at least one person on staff, but I think we'd be willing to take as many as four. Our application process is technically always open, but in reality, we collect and keep apps on file until there's a need for new reviewers. So, now, during one of these drives, there's a high chance that anyone qualified will actually get on the staff immediately after they submit.

So, if you are interested or if you know someone that might be, give it a try. Even if you dislike the Archive - change is best wrought from the inside (most of the best people on staff actually came on with that intent).
23 July 2008 @ 12:41 pm

What's the best size for mood themes?


I've always made them 80x40, but I've heard that's too small. I personally dislike huge, icon or near icon-sized ones. But I'm wondering what other people think.

Obviously, these measurements in no way reflect every size possible, so just pick the closest one or, like, leave a comment
Current Mood: curiouscurious
03 July 2008 @ 08:27 pm
So, I was thinking a few days ago, as I was trying to fall asleep (because, oh, how I suck at falling asleep), about miana_dude's recent list of fandoms and abbreviations and if there was anything else I could add to it. The only thought that popped into my head was that "mpreg" wasn't on there. My next thought was that mpreg wasn't limited to a particular fandom and, hell, it wasn't even limited to non-SW fic: I'm sure there are fics where Luke or Han get pregnant somewhere. Haven't ever seen one, but, to be fair, I don't go looking.

Then another thought occurred to me (and I completely descended away from the whole point of NSWFF): I don't believe there's any specific rules regarding mpreg on the JC; it isn't even listed in the Archive's lexicon (might be something to add at some point ...). At the same time, I've never, ever seen an mpreg fic on the JC.

So, humph, I wonder. Is mpreg just so connected with slash that it is not on the JC by silent consent? Or is it something else? (I would argue that technically you can have a man pregnant without being in a homosexual relationship, as one in no way precludes the other in a logical sense.) Or is there a rule I'm missing? Or is there fic posted on the JC that my eyes automatically graze over to avoid causing my poor mind irreversible trauma?

*points at new Mutt!icon.*
01 July 2008 @ 04:10 pm
Not much of great interest has occurred in the last few days, so this post will be mainly about stuff girls like: paint colors. And stuff Atty in particular likes: pink porsches.

But first: boy stuff.

jacking up the car and the fuel injectorCollapse )

My brother has been looking around for pictures to get an idea of what colors would look like.
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Light Green
Dark Green

And now on to Pink! My brother would never do it, and I'd never ask him, but who doesn't love a pink 911?

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26 June 2008 @ 03:26 pm
Kitten spam because I'm in a bad mood and the pictures were handy.

26 June 2008 @ 01:55 pm
So this is my first official Porsche restoring entry. It's not f-locked, so feel free to pass it around. Although I'm sure the actual process would be fascinating to car buffs, I'm afraid I'm ridiculously car-retarded, so my commentary probably won't be very interesting or useful.

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Current Mood: busybusy
20 June 2008 @ 04:52 pm
So, doneness? This fic was never really meant to have a very profound, deep overarching meaning, it was meant to be more of a days-in-the-life sort of deal. Hence I never really meant the ending to be ridiculously profound. But the fic turned out to be little more plotted and thematic, so hopefully this ending will do it justice. If not, oh well, least it's done!

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Current Mood: nervousnervous
14 June 2008 @ 06:12 pm
Say what? :o

I believe that, per our bet, somebody owes me a beta, obaona ]:)

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08 June 2008 @ 03:28 am
I changed servers for my website today. I wasn't planning on it, per se, other than getting generally annoyed at the ads and guessing that there was something better out there, if only I could do the research. Well, today I did the research and moved.


There's no ads on it (the main reason for doing it), but it also comes with the nice perk of having direct access to the site for file uploading, rather than having to use the web browser, so everything goes so much faster (hence why the move was so quick).

I can't really explain why I was at the old one for so long, convenience? A nice-sized hit count? Oh, well. I did lose the old guestbook, but archived the comments on the new site. And now I have a new book, too, if anyone wants to sign. :)

Everything should be the same as the old site sans ads. I might make some changes later, adding the new Indy fic, saying that I'm studying sonography, etc.

Well, if you happen to be pursuing it, let me know if things go wrong.

I'm going to have to close down the other one, I guess, at some point.
06 June 2008 @ 09:44 pm
I thought it was too hilarious not to post.


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

I wrote Indy fic, which came out very meta. :\
Current Mood: amusedamused
03 June 2008 @ 01:46 am
I have trouble completing stories. So a lot of times I'll force myself to ignore other bunnies until I finish my current fics. Problem comes when that doesn't motivate me to finish the fics in question, but just to end up not writing anything at all.

Thoughts? Not just for my situation specifically, but yours as well, or even just generally.

What's best?

Keep on keeping on WIPs - else one may get nothing finished.
Write what and when the fancy suit - else one may never get anything written.

And, OMG, oba made Link icons! Oba! *dies of the love* Naturally, "oh shit" will, in the future, be used with "oh shit"-esque posts, of which this is clearly not. But I need to use it right this minute. It can't be stopped.
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
15 May 2008 @ 02:18 am
My power's turning off tomorrow (probably) for scheduled maintenance. So no internets. It shouldn't be too much of a bother to too many people, but just so ya all know.
09 May 2008 @ 06:49 pm
I can't seem to find an Indiana Jones fan fic that doesn't involve anachronistic, teenage, Mary Sue daughters of Indy/Marion. Don't get me wrong, I HEART Indy/Marion. And I LOVE the fact that Karen Allen id going to be in Crystal Skull. It's the Mary Sues and anachronisms.

Really, guys, there are people alive today that were alive in the fifties. You could ask them about slang. Or, hell, watch an old movie from the period; they're in color! Honest!
Current Mood: amusedamused