sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen answer by redscharlach)
Gosh, I like Twitter and my friends there a lot, but I think I need to step away from it for a bit. I just feel like it eats up too much of my day. I like Tumblr a lot too but I use it pretty inconsistently - I haven't been on much lately because I've had inconsistent or slow Internet. So yeah, I think I'm gonna try not checking either of those for a week (starting tomorrow) and see how that goes. I'm also gonna cut back on how much time I spend in chat.

Maybe I will get better at communicating here on LJ and Dreamwidth! I used to be a lot more conscientious about answering every comment I got, and I'd like to get back into that habit.

Maybe I will get a ton of work done!

Or maybe I will just feel lonely and bored!

This seems like a good time to experiment though because I'll be somewhat busy with work stuff this next week.

In other news, I've started reading the new Crossovers/Fusions challenge at [ profile] summerpornathon and I'm enjoying that a lot - way more than I expected to! I had thought there would be a ton of Teen Wolf and Avengers crossovers and a bunch of other canons I didn't know and that I'd either be resentful or just confused with reading most of them. But there's a ton of variety and most of them are just fun, even for the fandoms I don't care for or am not familiar with. And that makes sense, I mean, of course most people are going to try to write something with broad appeal. Anyway, I recommend checking those out, and I'm looking forward to working my way through the rest of them.

I'm still getting over this sore throat and related feeling-generally-awful, but today I managed to record a couple short podfics, so I'm looking forward to editing those and crossing off another two bingo squares! Right now I'm feeling pretty confident about being able to get a blackout done during the regular round, and also hopeful about including five or so different Achievements within that. :)

I never ever spell the word Achievements right on the first try. :(


Sep. 16th, 2010 06:49 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen by inwhatfurnace)
My neck hurts! It's been been hurting since Sunday! It moves around my upper back and my shoulders, but it always hurts! Sometimes it hurts more when I turn my head or shrug my shoulders or when I eat. I went to bed early last night and slept close to ten hours, and today was just as bad!

Poll #4406 My neck hurts!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 18

What should I do?

View Answers

Go to the doctor!
5 (27.8%)

Go to the chiropractor!
7 (38.9%)

Go get a massage!
8 (44.4%)

4 (22.2%)

12 (66.7%)

Stop running so much!
0 (0.0%)

Stop spending so much time online!
0 (0.0%)

Quit your job!
2 (11.1%)

Sorry I forgot the ticky box and the "I'll give you the real answer in comments" box. You see, I am distracted by my pain!
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pre-raphaelite girls by caerdroea)
Today I'm happy that it's cloudy and that it has been since Monday. This is the kind of weather [ profile] baranduin likes, I think – cool, with a light breeze, some light rain from time to time. It's not usually my favorite but it's been nice for the sunburn recovery process. The skin on my face started peeling yesterday. My chest is still bright red and hurts, but a little less than it hurt two days ago.

I had a nice time playing with some MacBooks at the store yesterday. I had less fun with the netbooks but that might be because that particular store had very little interest in selling them. The salesperson I talked to was sort of what I think of as a stereotypical Mac guy – like, younger and cooler and better looking than me, not trying to lord it over you or do a hard sell, just really laid back and confident in the knowledge that his computer is a thousand times better than yours. :) I'm thinking I'm going to hold off on buying anything for now (will maybe wait and see how much money I have in late August, also see if the warranty on my old computer is good for anything), but I do want my next computer to be a Mac.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (pippin cheeky by danachan)
Happy Mayday! I feel bad that I didn't post more poetry during April. But then again I guess there's no rule against posting poetry at other times of the year.

I put up the sign-up posts for round 6 of [ profile] remixthedrabble a couple hours ago! I meant to post links from here right away but I've been consumed by a Canadian TV fandom controversy I was previously unaware of. o_0 Hopefully that's been sorted out now. I'm actually terribly nervous about being the primary mod on this challenge for the first time, but I'm also really excited because I love the reading and writing part so much.

This is the Drabble Purist Round, where all the remixes will be exactly 100 words. Sign-ups are open until the 11th and are nonreciprocal again, so you can sign up as a remixee (giving permission for others to write drabbles of your stories) or as a remixer (you'll get four weeks to write a drabble!) or both, as you prefer. As usual, I am making sad puppy dog eyes at all you LotR writers hoping that you'll join in so I can mess with your stuff. :)

Remix Redux will also be happening again this year and will probably include rpf for the first time. If you're interested in the challenge and in particular if you're an rpf writer the mods would love it if you'd fill out this poll about the proposed changes.

Also earlier today I posted a new challenge at [ profile] lotr_fic_recs, asking for fics with a memorable portrayal of Sean Astin, and [ profile] mews1945 has already contributed a few recs. I'm hoping we'll get a lot on this one (which will be on for the whole month) since there are a lot of people still writing Sean/Elijah and there's overlap between that group and the hobbit fans who participate in the comm more often.

I have five Dreamwidth invite codes. Comment here with your e-mail address if you'd like me to send you one.

In non-fannish news, I've had a mysterious headache off and on since Wednesday night, just in a small area on the right side. Not too big a deal and if it had to happen I'm grateful it's this week and not last week, but it is annoying.


Oct. 29th, 2008 10:35 pm
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (martha by prettyquotable)
I think I'm going to sign up for Yuletide after all. I think I can manage to balance it with the RL stuff (as long as I can stay away from that darn wiki). I mean, last year I wrote three extra stories in the last two or three days. Surely I can handle one assignment. Everyone will be a little rushed this year and it'll all work out. And receiving something will make my holiday so much more fun.

ETA I just wrote my Halloween Faculty drabble last night and it was fun, as well as reassuring to know that it is still possible for me to write fanfic, even if only in little bits and pieces. I also have my assignments for [ profile] remixthedrabble due by November 15th. /ETA

Also, I intend to run a 5K race sometime in the spring. Not, you know, in a competitive way, but just to run it. My coach [ profile] claudia603 has known about this plan for a few weeks already but I thought I'd announce it to the world to give myself some extra pressure to keep working at it.

Yes, yes, yes.
sophinisba: Frodo smiling (frodo happy by proverb)
Today I'm happy that I've stuck to my tiny daily writing goals so far this month. I've written at least 100 words of fic every day, most of it on my Doctor Who fic for the [ profile] tindogs_fic exchange. To be honest, this is really not going very well. I've been treating it like a chore and not enjoying it much at all. Most days as soon as I get over the 100 words (which is really very little) I stop and go to do something easier. Connected to that, what I've written has been pretty bad and I still don't know what I'm doing with the story, which needs to be posted by the end of the month. I like the assignment I got but I'm not sure it was a great idea to jump into a new fandom with an exchange where I'll really be letting someone down if I don't finish or if my story sucks. :( I just don't know what I'm doing, writing wise; I feel disconnected from my old hobbit stuff but I haven't found my place with a new fandom either. Still, I am proud for having stuck to the resolution at least, and today I brought it over 1000 words, which is the fest minimum, so that is a happy-making milestone.

I've also stuck with doing this happy meme every day since I started on the second, and I'm feeling really good about that. I worry that I'll run out of happy things to post about and that keeps me looking for them all the time, even looking for the bright side of things that bug me. For instance, yesterday almost as soon as I realized I'd gotten my period I started trying to spin it into something positive (not pregnant, will have most of it over with when I travel next week, etc.). It's nice having an excuse to post about stuff that's not newsworthy or profound but that's on my mind but that could be a chance for a connection with one or two people on my f-list. And of course it cheers me up to write them out.

I'm not sure how well I'll be able to keep up with either of these things while I'm in Seattle next week (the 13th to the 18th) or once school starts up at the end of the month, but I will try. Heck, maybe being busier will be good for me and help me get organized and motivated, or something.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (frodo thinking by alchemilla)
FiveSix characters have been guessed on the meme I posted earlier today, and fivefour still need to be guessed. Join in?

And some free advice: if you're feeling nauseated and think relaxing with a good TV show could make you feel better, the Torchwood episode "Countrycide" is not the show you're looking for.
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (Default)
Last night I announced in [ profile] a_conspiracy that, because of my bad planning, we're moving back the due date for the hobbit remix fics from July 21st to the July 27th. (I need to hurry up and write mine anyway, especially since the last Harry Potter book is coming out on the 21st so it's not like I'll have a lot of time for writing in those last few days.) I also invited people to comment on that post if they'd like to volunteer to beta, so if you've got a little time in the next few weeks that's a way you could help out even if you aren't writing for the challenge. Here is the post.

Me, I just got done betaing a new Frodo/Boromir fic by [ profile] claudia603 that is, let's say, very heavy on the Sophinisba kinks. My goodness gracious. I can't wait to see what everybody else makes of this one, but I also enjoyed having it all to myself for a few days too. :)

I hope everyone here in the States had a nice holiday yesterday. I had a really good day. Read more... )


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