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Mar. 5th, 2012

I just had the most ridiculous night. Seriously /o\

I know I don't update here much, other than for podfic related reasons. That's because I do most of my day-to-day fannish stuff over on Twitter (I'm [ profile] paraka12 if you want to follow me there), but tonight was just too... whatever, to try and explain in 140 character chunks.

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Oct. 28th, 2010


In other fandomy podfic news, I started a new podfic comm, [ profile] ai_podfic. It's been doing well so far. :) I made a blanket permission post and now there are a bunch of new AI authors offering their fics up for podficing :D I also spent the weekend trying to make a complete video podfic tutorial. Which turned out to be a lot more frustrating than I imagined.

Tutorial Fail )

Sep. 2nd, 2010

I'm still alive! Sorta.

So, here's the thing. I own a bajillion people a quadrillion emails/comments (especially the [ profile] help_pakistan people I was talking to). But it's just not going to happen. At lease it's not going to happen anytime before Sunday. I feel bad about this but at this point there is nothing I can do until I learn to forgo sleep. Because, seriously, I was not made for 13 hour work days. I just... I lose my marbles if I don't have alone time and lately that alone time has been spent sleeping.

I decided to leave work at a normal time today because I'm exsausted but I still had to go do some shopping so even today I didn't get home at a normal hour. And, since I ducked out today, that means I need to go in on Saturday to get the work done. Which means no 3 day novel for me. At this point my weekend will consist of work, emails, sleep and laundry (in that order). Maybe some crying and resume writing because I'm losing all will to live with my current job.

So, long story short, communication will resume on Sunday. Probably. If I don't put myself in a stress induced coma first. God.

Aug. 27th, 2010

Why Do I Do This To Myself?

It seems like forever since I've made a post just for the sake of posting. I haven't really been on LJ that much in the past year. I have been pretty active in Twitter if anyone wants to friend me there (I'm paraka12 over there).

I'm seriously thinking of giving up any claim to the thought of a RL from now until the end of the year and just devoting myself entirely to fannish things. God. I have issues with over commiting. Seriously.

Fannish things I'm currently working on:
-Running [community profile] podremix (things are kinda of quiet right now, but I'm anticipating some crazy pinch hits near it's end)

-Signed up for podbang. Twice *winces* I did it last year and it was awesome. Although this year I'm pretty much only into Kradam but I signed up as part of grou slashpad so I'm likely going to have to do something non-AI for that one.

-I offered myself up over at [ profile] help_pakistan

-Still slowly working on (this is not) a statement ([personal profile] seperis mentioned tonight that she has about 50k written in sequels, so if I plan on podficing this 'verse, I better get my ass in gear). I'm hoping that when I go back to this I can get it to move a little more smoothly. I was having trouble getting some of the dialogue to work, since things that were easy to follow visually were getting a bit confusing in the podfic, but I spoke to [personal profile] seperis about it at Vividcon and she gave me the go ahead to make edits to the text where needed. Yay! for extra dialog tags.

-I've also started to podfic Husband Revealing Magical Lemonade. When I asked permission, I mentioned I probably wouldn't have time until December/January but I just couldn't wait to get started.

-I've somehow managed to start organizing a multi person anthology podfic of [community profile] oldspice_kinkmeme fics. *blinks*

-Slashpad is also slowly working on a 100+K SGA podfic. I have no idea when it'll be done though. At this rate? Never.

-I spent last night trolling through the lastes [ profile] aianonlovefest prompts and picking a couple interesting ones out and may try my hand at one of them to get me into the groove of writing fic because next weekend is 3 day novel! and I think I'm going to try and get some of that Kradam love at first sight touch fic written.

So yes, I have a lot of fannish stuff on the go right now :S So when, at work, my boss sent out an email asking for people to do overtime, I just deleted it. Then she pulled me aside and was all "but you're the best at this, are you sure you can't make some time?" And because I have issues with over commiting, I agreed to take on an extra project for over time. Except I have no time for it! The only day this week I could do it was today. I was given about 200 lines to crossrefernce. In the two hours of overtime I did today, I got about 10 lines done. Kill me now. This project needs to be done next week and at this rate I'd have to give up sleep to get it done. But that's not everything. Monday, I'm leaving for Guelph straight after work because on Tuesday [personal profile] raxhel is defending her Master's thesis! Which means I have Tuesday off. And Wednesday is the first day I'm volunteering at a place called Voice Print. So it's due Friday and I'll be able to work on it Thursday.
*sigh* Which means I'll likely spend this Sunday at work (I can't go in Saturday since I'm having friends over for a party).

Seriously, I'm so screwed.

Jun. 15th, 2010


*sigh* Does wanting to start wank make me a bad person? I've never been afraid of confrontation before but am generally polite enough to avoid it if it's not needed. And I don't assume that confronting something will lead to wank but with fandom it often does so I try to limit what I do here. I tend to let someone else start the wank and just comment on it afterwards but lately I've been wanting to start it myself :S

I just... today has been filled with so much *flail* on so many different fronts. I think I'm getting myself too worked up. I've been on this path for weeks. I don't know how many rants I've had today, but I can count at least 10 differnt subjects (and I know some of them were repeated more than once).

I almost said that I should just go hide in a cabin in the woods for a while to get over some of this, get it out of my system but I really don't think that would work. I'm someone who needs to talk things out but I can't help but feel anything I say on the matter will invite wank and I really don't want to get wanky despite my opening sentence. Gah. Why so hard?
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Jul. 16th, 2009

Bathroom of Doom.

So, I totally haven't been around at all lately, and I'm probably not going to really be back for another couple weeks. But I just had to post about this because it's so depressing :(

I knew when I got my home inspection that I'd have to take a look at my main bathroom because the toilet didn't seem to be on properly. My father, who has been doing a lot of the fixing up of my house, doesn't do plumbing at all, so he waited until my uncle who has done bathrooms could come and help before looking at it.

Well, last night was the night and now I don't have a bathroom anymore :S:S:S:S:S

The tore up the floor, actually, they tore up about 4 floors, it looks like the previous owners decided it'd be better to just put a new floor on top of the old one plywood and all. The vanity, toilet and bathtub are all gone too. The flooring was rotted through all the way down so we're going to have to strip right down to the beams.

[info - personal] diurnal_lee it's a good thing you saw your room last weekend, because it's not too impressive now since it's got the bathtub, sink and toilet in it at the moment.

I was afraid something like this would happen, but everyone kept telling me that they didn't think the bathroom thing would be a big deal, so I was totally shocked to have it happen. I'm also getting really annoyed with my mom who wants me to totally replace everything in my bathroom. And while yes, it does make more sense to replace things like the bathtub and toilet while we've got it out, it doesn't mean I can afford it.
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Jul. 3rd, 2009

*mushes banana*

So, I woke up this morning in a lot of pain. I don't know what's wrong but my jaw hurts like a mofo. It's the back right hinge of my jaw that hurts, and it's radiating back to my ear. When I first woke up I thought it was an ear infection (I have a history of those and they can make your whole head hurt).

I just came back from the doctor's and she doesn't know what's wrong. She couldn't see an infection, but that doesn't mean it's not there. I couldn't really open my mouth wide enough for her to have a good look, but she didn't think it was a tooth thing. Or I could have just done something while sleeping (like grind my teeth). She told me to ice it, take some Advil and wait. It'll either get better or it'll get worse.

So now I'm stuck eating a mushed banana for lunch.

*smooshes some more*
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Jun. 1st, 2009


God, I'm not having a good day (and it's only 7:15am). I stayed up really late last night working on my BB vid, only to find that the file won't save. The DivX codec goes nuts for a bit then everything just kind of stops and it'll run for hours and advance like 0.02%. I seriously left it saving *all* night and it was only like 30% complete. I have no idea what to do. The deadline for the rough draft is today, and I'm really afraid I'm going to end up flaking out on it (I feel like such a douche) :S

I hate this. Why do computers suddenly hate me?

So not only did I stay up really late working on this vid, I then had trouble sleeping. It took me forever to fall asleep, and once I did I kept waking up. And because I'm paranoid, I got up at around 4 to check on how my vid was saving. Which had me downstairs fighting it some more and took me forever to finally go back to sleep. And I had only been asleep for about an hour when my dad woke me up. I've been using his work computer to do this vid on because none of my vidding programs are working on my computer and he needed to close my stuff down so he could head to work.

I called in sick to work today. I feel guilty about that because my fever is gone and I have this weird complex that you're not actually sick unless you have a fever. However, my head is pounding,my throat aches, my nose is running, I'm coughing up a lung and it feels like I have a large stone embedded in my chest. So sick day it is.