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Mon, Mar. 7th, 2011, 05:36 pm

I'm late to the game, obviously, but I have just now seen the third episode of the new BBC Sherlock Holmes series and it is everything I could have wanted, or quite nearly.

I want your fic recs. I know they're out there.


Mon, Mar. 7th, 2011, 11:13 am

I feel awful today and all I want to do is cry.

Is it too much to ask for just one thing that I don't have to make excuses for? That I don't have to go into a long explanation, or say 'I know what this sounds like, BUT.'

It's exactly what it sounds like. I just don't want it to be.

Wed, Jan. 26th, 2011, 09:49 am

So orientation happened, which I have mixed feelings about. On one hand, I'm really excited to be working in an atmosphere where the other employees are more likely to, I don't know. Share some of my general ideals about life? A bookstore should be staffed by people who like to read and learn new things, as opposed to a department store which can be staffed by whoever. I was a little proud to think that I'd be able to say I was employed by this company, because it's a company with good standing and seems well thought of by its customers, of which I am one.

Then that feeling was ruined with the knowledge that the other people being hired were there to become booksellers. I was there to pour coffee. The lady that hired me had talked about having me do more than one thing, but I think now that might have just been lipservice, because all employees have to train in all sections of the store, so while I could be called upon to sell books, I'm there to pour coffee.

And I doubt the other people are going to be called upon to pour coffee.

I don't have a particular issue with pouring coffee, but it seemed like a lot of the very exciting and interesting training stuff mentioned in the manual would not apply to me. Opportunities for advancement? Only if you're there to sell books! Encouraging everyone to read the new releases? Well sure you can, but that's going to be more useful for booksellers.

Then one of the girls that walked into the breakroom mentioned that she's a published author of four books and I felt like killing myself. She's probably younger than I am.

I can console myself that she said she writes YA fiction, which to me is published fanfic. There can be exceptionally good fanfic and exceptionally good YA fiction, but in general, YA books make me feel like I've read a fanfic of a really good series that has a lot more canon somewhere that I can't access.

Fortunately I didn't say any bullshit about being a writer myself. Everyone is an aspiring writer these days, with just as many (zero) completed works to their name and god knows what chance of ever being published.

Anyway I think I'm just a little butthurt because I'm going to be working in a place that I think is very cool, because I'm very passionate and excited about books, but I am not passionate about coffee, and coffee is what I'm going to be doing instead of books.

But maybe that's not true, maybe I'll decide it doesn't matter because jobs are jobs and even awesome sounding jobs come with their own 'stop having fun, we're here to make money' things. People who love movies don't have to be excited to work at a movie theater or a rental place, because those jobs involve a lot that is not ...you know, movies. It's about pushing product and advertising and sales promotions. Maybe I'll realize that selling books can just as tedious as renting movies. The cashier part is the same thing.

Maybe it's more that I still don't have a career relating to what I went to college for, and this could've maybe been a step towards that career, but I'm there to pour coffee part-time. Maybe it's okay anyway, because it's still going to put me in contact with a lot of books, and maybe my raging jealousy will push me to waste less time on roleplay and invest more time in writing something of my own. I do think it's a good idea to read the competition, after all.

This will probably be a really good opportunity for me either way.

Tue, Jan. 4th, 2011, 03:34 pm

You know what hobby I would like to get into? Collecting or just going back and reading oldschool sci-fi, like the books that were written in the 50s, 60s, 70s, etc. Aside from LOL YOU GUYS THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE SCANTILY CLAD HUMANOID WOMEN ON MARS, it'd be fascinating to see what "ancient" ideas about technology were. Or about alien life, or women, or artificial intelligence, or colonization.

Man I should have done that for my senior project.

Fri, Dec. 31st, 2010, 10:53 am

I am okay with everything right now, even being without internet over the weekend as we're going back to the farmhouse to spend New Years with my dad's mom.

I have lunch from Panda Express at 10 am, and a half day of work with zero phone calls, and my old ipod mini magically works again. On Thursday I leave for a real vacation over the next weekend, which will make up for all the hair pulling ridiculousness that has otherwise been this holiday.

ALSO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING FURNITURE SHOPPING obviously this means I am one foot in the grave ancient and there's no help for me.

Thu, Dec. 2nd, 2010, 10:19 am

In response to the I Surrender meme from incandescens at http://incandescens.livejournal.com/921850.html:

A boarding school for time travellers. :)

Hoo boy.

Tempus Fugit

In the not too far off future, scientists have finally, FINALLY achieved time travel, but it remains out of reach to everyone except the outrageously rich due to the expense, and has since been turned into an ultimate leisure activity: the chance to go back in time and watch yourself in youth, undetected, or perhaps to visit a time period you've always wanted to see in person with the safety and comfort of a professional 'time tour guide.' For those who prefer to leave the kids at home during these delicate and sometimes dangerous expeditions, the Tempus Fugit Time Travel Agency offers an all inclusive package catered to youngsters: boarding school with private tutors and *real* history lessons in the form of short term jumps.

But when you mix bored rich kids, politics, professional adventurers and time travel, nothing ever turns out like what the brochures advertise...

I honestly don't watch a lot of TV, so I'm at a loss for casting TV actors. We'll pretend the casting director is really awesome and fills out these characters really awesomely.

The Guy: a 20 something "college student" impersonating a politician's son, actually a drop out from the time guide training program who is trying to investigate the circumstances of his father's suspicious death. A driven and closed-off hero who doesn't dare get close to anyone in the school. He probably monologues a lot, ala Dexter.

The Girl: another 20 something unhappy with her new celebrity life, due to her mother's recent re-marriage to Mr. Rich Guy. Family history with the scientists who discovered time travel, her birth father also died suspiciously.

The Other Girl: a mysterious girl who may or may not be someone from a previous time period, living undetected (or not so undetected) among the other students. Seems to be looking for someone. Very standoffish and Tough Girl.

The Other Boy: MIGHT ACTUALLY CONTROL TIME. Might also be the key to how the time travel machinery works, and therefore a valuable and closely guarded secret of the Agency. Possibly played by Jonathon Rhys Meyers.

The Guide: a former time guide/adventurer type now employed as a slightly disgruntled history teacher for the Agency, spending his time shepherding little brats through half hour time jumps to boring and safe historical events, like the signing of such and such document being done in that building over there. Occasionally claims to be from the future. Occasionally a jackass, but with a decent heart, and MIGHT actually be a deserter soldier from said future where wars are fought over control of time. Played by Nathan Fillion, bitches.

The History Professor: a young and brilliant graduate of some top line college, trying her damndest to get involved in real time travel in order to prove some of her more controversial papers. Probably gorgeous when she tries, probably the Guide's love interest.

The Board: the men and women in charge of the Agency and the boarding school, who play politics and indulge in corporate espionage against rival companies that want the time technology for themselves. Some are teachers in the school, some are never more than shadowy figures giving orders. At least one is totally a spy.

The Watchman: the Board's guard dog. May have the ability to naturally manipulate time, just like The Other Boy. May also be a soldier from the future.

Other People: a colorful cast of bored rich kids and celebrity starlets, or children of celebrities, and probably some famous historical figures.

Series Notes:
Episodes would probably revolve around AND TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO VISIT SUCH AND SUCH HISTORICAL EVENT, with various hijinks and small mysteries, with a larger arc of how the time travel technology was discovered. Probably ends up with some sci fi plot of the original "time machine" actually being a living person with the power to manipulate time, possibly a refugee from a war torn future where such abilities are prized as weapons. There'd be some paradoxes to wrestle with over whether Tempus Fugit actually caused the future war with their discovery, or if war existed independently of Tempus Fugit. There would also be cases of people involved with the technology choosing to lose themselves in time, deciding to live their lives with new families in some time period. The Other Girl is probably a child from one of these situations.


Mon, Nov. 29th, 2010, 12:19 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, starlit_dragon!!!

I owe you fic. :c

Mon, Nov. 29th, 2010, 11:20 am
"I Surrender!" meme

1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some TV show idea. (Science fiction show, medical drama, criminal procedure, etc...)
2. Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them
3. Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
4. Post to your own journal.

It's an example! Also one more clever than I'm going to come up with.

Mon, Nov. 29th, 2010, 11:13 am

Back from Portland now.

THINGS WE DID:Collapse )


I am not pleased to be home, but at least I didn't come back to a huge disaster at work. It'll be fine in a few days and I'll be all caught up. :c I'm pretty jet-lagged atm though and feeling sick and exhausted.

I want to be back there so badly already. My gray empty house doesn't feel real yet.

Mon, Nov. 8th, 2010, 12:20 pm

And this weekend, I learned how to go about buying a wedding dress. My friend is getting married (October of next year, actually), and we had thought that picking out a dress now might be a little rushed, but the salesgirl told us that 9-12 months before the wedding is necessary unless you want to buy a dress off the rack.

That shit is crazy.

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Tue, Oct. 26th, 2010, 11:36 am
Stuff that is awesome

There are themes this week. NOT MY FAULT.

- 109 Cats in Sweaters
- Badass Wedding photos
- Batman ring
- Power Tools + Chastity Belt + Wedding ceremony
- Portland Couple gets married during a marathon
- Superheroes. This should happen at every wedding.
- Every dress on this page, especially...
- My friend is looking at this dress: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=S5229
- Gorgeous red wedding dresses: here and here
- Gorgeous black and white wedding dresses: here and here
- Gorgeous wine purple wedding dress: http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=J926
- Goddamn you, TV Tropes
- Bitches owe Slender Man $20 for wifin' in da club
- But it's k, he's donating it to Haiti
- This is obviously the proper reaction when being hunted by Slender Man
- "Queen Force One." Thank you, KDWB, for the collection of useless facts I've learned on my morning commute.
- Rainbow Cherry Jello Jigglers
- Harry Potter bento
- Hyperbole and a Half: This is Why I'll Never Be An Adult
- Oglaf: Terribly Decent of You. NSFW
- Hark a Vagrant: Fat Pony comics
- Vacation spots like this.
- Teacup cupcakes.
- Pumpkin spice cake
- what are these cupcakes I don't even
- Trigun DVD series finally being released
- Tainted Donuts, possibly the best Trigun vs Cowboy Bebop AMV EVER
- Cowboy Bebop OST: Call Me Call Me
- Most Epic Song Ever. Preliator by Globus.
- Yukikaze AMV, I Can't Be Cool by Yoko Kanno

But the top of the list today? C: Sean from New York. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

Tue, Oct. 19th, 2010, 10:05 am
Stuff that is awesome this week

Sorry if you've seen this already, I was screwing around with forward dating the post but I never saw it on my flist. From sorceressakemi, this is a list of stuff that is awesome, because everyone should take five minutes out of their day once a week and remember only the good things.

- .hack//Link partner attacks, compilation one and compilation two SPOILERS in the second link.
- Kite's new outfit for .hack//Link
- this .hack//GU Trilogy AMV (Beautiful World by Hikaru Utada)
- new Naruto opening
- James McAvoy in Becoming Jane
- Children of Dune theme song Inama Nushif
- this tea set from Teavana
- honey mead + sparkling peach juice
- Halloween mafia costumes. *steals for Fruhling cosplay*
- Tazo Vanilla Rooibos tea latte concentrate
- stained glass candles
- my horse's grandsire, Sonny Dee Bar
- this lovely tobiano paint horse
- these paintings
- How To Train Your Dragon DVD release
- this sexy amv set to Ky's theme
- DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES. The Halloween themed ones are adorable, and so are these tuxedo strawberries.

Fri, Oct. 15th, 2010, 09:16 pm

Reposted from permetaform:
"Dudes who happen to be nice are just nice regardless of sexual attraction to someone.

Nice Guys expect life to be like a video game where you get the "We're gonna bang" achievement with any given lady for doing 1000 acts of niceness to her."

That is exactly how Nice Guys work.

Also reposted from sorceressakemi: 101 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up, part one and part two.

Akemi does weekly round-ups of things she's found during that week that are awesome, some links, some just descriptions. This is an excellent idea and everyone should do it.

Wed, Oct. 13th, 2010, 04:31 pm

Called in someone's suicide threat today.

Not a life skill I wanted to check off the list.

Tue, Oct. 12th, 2010, 09:28 am

Today I am going to be so productive. I am going to do all the things.

- Email A.W. about work
- make a registration list
- Ask Scott to bring delivery relevant files from other offices
- Go through delivery backlog
- Go through log book backlog
- clean up office
- go through ALL FILES for forms, intake data, registration
- credit card paper

- That Thing That Is Missing
- Background write-up
- Event write-up
- package for california
- sewing repair
- seamstress
- talk to Xel????
- Trail of Terror

Mon, Oct. 4th, 2010, 12:44 pm

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Mon, Oct. 4th, 2010, 09:02 am

Couldn't sleep last night, stayed up until four am, alarm goes off at seven am, I look like a walking corpse right now.

Also I went to mcdonalds for breakfast, as if that was going to help, and tried to hand the girl my card THROUGH the driver's side window. Between the order speaker thing and the money window I had rolled the window back up to conserve heat, and then forgotten I had done this. In the entire five seconds it took to drive between the two.

I'm not safe for the public today.

Fri, Sep. 17th, 2010, 01:50 pm

I need a PB master entry.

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Tue, Sep. 14th, 2010, 10:51 am
Not!Con Report 2

I should do this by day or I'll forget things.

Monday!Collapse )

AGAIN, PICTURES WILL BE POSTED WHEN I HAVE THEM. Everyone is taking pictures with their phones and I can't do that :cccc

Also lmao this shirt is so amazingly trashy.

Mon, Sep. 13th, 2010, 10:32 am

Ok we might have to start calling my house SingCon today when Chii and Chelsey get here. ANYWAY:

Our story thus far:Collapse )


EDIT: brb we have to go rescue chelsey.

Wed, Sep. 8th, 2010, 09:27 am

Went clothes shopping last night, although I probably shouldn't have spent the money. On the other hand, I now have things with fleece for the freezing cold office. Including leg warmers to wear underneath my pants.

In other news, company owner may be insisting/expecting that, during the week that my mom is gone from her office (more than an hour away), that I need to go and work in that office instead of mine (30 minutes away). This displeases me.

Also displeased to hear that he wants to come and help. What the fuck is he going to do? There are only two computers in the office and both of them are in use.

Thu, Sep. 2nd, 2010, 10:41 am


Wed, Aug. 25th, 2010, 09:26 am

Satoshi Kon (1963-2010)

Also, concerning the cat abusing woman that was targeted by /b/...

The police have said that there will be no charges.

I don't know what level of authority the RSPCA has in this matter, but I suspect it would amount to a slap on the wrist with a wet bus ticket.

Years of experience watching 80s and 90s television has taught me one thing: If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them ... maybe you can hire The /b/ Team.


Mon, Aug. 23rd, 2010, 09:35 am

I was going to write up a big post complaining about work, but then I deleted it. Feeling particularly stressed and useless today. I'll make a checklist of things I want to get accomplished and work on that, I suppose.

Envious of a lot of other people, right now. Then I feel guilty for being envious.

In other news, my father wants to go to South Africa. :/ And retire in Belize.

Fri, Aug. 20th, 2010, 09:09 am


Sun, Aug. 15th, 2010, 10:27 pm

Minor concussion. Again.

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Tue, Aug. 10th, 2010, 09:16 am

I have the strangest nightmares. Actually a number of my dreams are lucid and I can recognize them as dreams, or maybe I'm just genre savvy even when I'm asleep. I tend to recognize nightmares as trying to become nightmares before anything scary has actually happened, and then wake myself up.

For instance, this dream, I was back in the basement of my house in North Dakota, which held no particular terror for me. But somehow I was a mother, and I had a young daughter named Julie, and there were some other people around me that I have no idea who they were, but somehow I knew that this was going to turn into a scenario where Julie would vanish into one of the rooms in the basement and idk there were ghosts or demons or something and it would be like a horror movie. And sure enough, Julie went into a room before I could stop her and the door closed, and then when it opened again she wasn't inside, and I was like oh here comes the screaming. My "character" then proceeded to scream Julie's name over and over and ran into all the rooms looking for her, except I knew that my character would be looking into one particular room and have her back turned when Julie would show up again, which she did, and then I woke up before it could get any worse.

What's funny is I can still hear what the woman's voice sounded like when she was yelling, and it wasn't my voice.

Thu, Aug. 5th, 2010, 09:58 am

I was going to do some kind of Otakon Report but that sounds like effort so I'll just do a list of lessons learned.

Lessons Learned at Otakon 2010Collapse )

Sob the stories behind each of these...

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