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19 October 2010 @ 05:19 pm
I may as well get this thing started.

So I have a job for the weekend! Three days of working coat-check at a convention. Boy oh boy. I just checked and it's not something where I'm likely to encounter anyone I know - I feel like I'd be pretty humiliated if someone I went to college with where there for being a super awesome grad student or something and I was the one taking her coat. Anyway, it pays alright, which is better than nothing really, and I'll have to leave the house at 6:15am so I can get there by 7am. I'm expecting it to be super unpleasant.

I've started knitting a beret as my fifth or sixth attempt to actually make myself a damn hat. I'm really quite pleased by how the colors are coming out. It is probably a bad idea, though. My hands have been feeling a little tired, which makes sense because it's been so long since I've knit and I already know that the muscles are a little weak, but it's really my elbows that are giving me trouble. It feels like there's something in there that's tearing all the time. Ice helps a little. I know it means I shouldn't be knitting, but really, what am I supposed to do? Everything makes my elbows hurt so I may as well do something I enjoy and that actually creates something.

Five years ago, it was my fingers; a year and a half ago it was my hands; now it's my elbows. I already have shoulder problems, thank you very much, so it better not progress.

It's finally settled into a pleasant sort of fall here. For the first two or so weeks of fall, it just rained constantly. It was dark all the time and cold, and I felt like I was going to miss out on one of the best times of year. The light was blue and grey and diffuse, and the windows were covered in the trails of raindrops. But it's cleared up now and it's bright and clear outside, and the light is gold and most of the trees are just barely yellow about the edges. There's a wonderful red maple right by the bus stop that's come over all red and orange.
20 November 2008 @ 05:36 pm
11 April 2008 @ 04:28 pm
THANK FUCK for postposition.

And by that I mean I've blown my computer's motherboard. AGAIN. It's a new computer so it's still under warranty and I don't think I'll actually lose the data on my hard-drive, but even if I do, I believe I have complete backups of EVERYTHING I'm working on, with the exception of a draft version of one of them that included notes from a discussion with a beta. But I have her actual notes so I think that's alright anyway.

It's especially frustrating that this is happening right now because I'd just decided to join the fun at amplificathon, and seriously the NIGHT BEFORE the computer broke, I'd just asked someone for permission to make a recording of her fic.
23 February 2008 @ 05:20 pm
SGA general to Sufjan Steven's "Concerning the UFO sighting, etc."

SGA John Sheppard to Grant-Lee Phillips "Mobilize"

Firefly general to Sunset Rubdown's "Us ones inbetween"

SGA McKay to Belle & Sebastian's "Lord Anthony"

And okay, so that last one probably wouldn't be as great as the other two, but it might be pretty hilarious. I need something that's not Window's Movie Maker though, because that's an absolute beast to work with and I want to be able to add interesting effects, like glowy stuff and lots of gold for the UFO sightings one.
18 February 2008 @ 11:38 am
Alright, so here's the deal. I made this lj last summer because I had suddenly started writing again after about 3 or 4 years of nothing. And then my computer had a catastrophic failure and I lost basically everthing I had done over the summer. And that was both a huge loss and a pretty small one because everything I had started, save for that one small drabble, hadn't been backed up anywhere and so they're basically gone for good, but on the other hand I had barely written 1,000 words so there wasn't that much to lose.

Hence the radio silence since August.

I'm back because all of a sudden, last Monday I started writing again. And for real this time - I feel like I've really started something, like I have some sort of momentum. And so maybe I'll start posting stuff on here once it's finished, or once it's written to the point of me desiring another person's eyes on it. Or maybe just as a back-up.

Anyway, I'm back in this lj and I feel like I'm back in my own head for the first time in ages. And it feels really good.

So: watch this space.
01 August 2007 @ 10:11 pm
Title: You'll know I loved you best
Prompt: # 18 (Should I not survive this, you should take this song with you.))
Pairing: Martha-gen
Spoilers: None, really
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Summary: Drabble - Martha knows there's danger.

First fic for set2music. Also the first fic I've completed in several years. Yay? Title and lyric come from "Parting Song" by Emm Gryner.

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01 August 2007 @ 09:45 pm
As part of starting to write again, I've decided to join set2music. I intend to write for Doctor Who, but we'll see what happens.

001.I am a visitor here; I am not permanent 002.may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten 003.he tore our images out of his pictures, he scratched our names out of all his letters 004.my family tree's losing all its leaves 005.found eighteen reasons I can't pick up on the phone
006.first my left foot then my right behind the other 007.we slept in parking lots - I don't mind 008.thinking outrageously, I write in cursive 009.wait for the scary day - we'll both pull the tricks out of our sleeves 010.I never really had a problem with leaving
011.by all accounts, you really should have died 012.I could give you my apologies by handing over all the olive trees 013.headlights crest the hill, shadows pass her by and out of sight 014.you wept but your soul was willing 015.no one's going to play the harp when you die
016.love is not a victory march 017.we are so small between the stars and so large against the sky 018.should I not survive this, you should take this song with you 019.photographs of the best time you had 020.I'll take you where nobody knows you and nobody gives a damn
021.his fingers, are they telling of the barren of her belly 022.last night I dreamt that I was you 023.we'll stand in the shadow of that dirty great cathedral 024.I will burn my every book to warm your cold, cold blood 025.it's hard in the poor places tonight; I'm not going outside
026.what are the odds this ends and we don't meet again? 027.in a brownstone up three flights of stairs 028.take up your arms, sons and daughters, we will arise from the bunkers 029.there are guns growing out of our bones 030.if this town's your sinking ship then you know where to jump
031.I love you - I've a drowning grip on your adoring face 032.held to the past, too aware of the pending 033.I wanted to walk through the empty streets and feel something constant under my feet 034.it's not enough to be in love 035.this is me without you standing in the air I breathe
036.woke up to the sounds of 5 am 037.I want to be brave but the night goes up in flames 038.all wrapped in bones of setting sun 039.over time, luck runs out and fate is not your friend 040.don't have any dreams, don't have any plans
041.she could have been more than a name on the door on the 33rd floor in the air 042.someone said a satellite just went down into the sea 043.there are rooms in this house that I don't open anymore - dusty books and pictures on the floor 044.tell Sir Thomas More we've got another failed attempt 045.pour another glass of wine - I'll think of England this time
046.I've got a hand so I've got a fist so I've got a plan 047.remember the blink of an eye when I breathed through your body? 048.if I am alive this time next year 049.I will dress your eyelids with dimes upon your eyes 050.note the trees because the dirt is temporary

A few of the lyrics may change if I decide that a particularly line is unwritable or if I find something that I absolutely have to include. Lyrics are from a bunch of different artists; if you're honestly curious, just ask and I can let you know.
01 August 2007 @ 09:29 pm
Err. Hello. I decided to start a fandom/fic journal because I've started writing again (sort-of kind-of) after a 4 year-or-so holiday and I don't really want to clutter my actual eljay with it. And by that I mean I don't necessarily want all my friends to know that I write fic.

Watch this space; I actually intend to do something with it.