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Dec. 10th, 2011

Podfic Collab :P

I had my first exam this morning! 8am on a Saturday morning, awesome. *sarcasm* And now I'm in the lab procrastinating on working on late labs. /o\

But enough about school! I want to talk about podfic, because apparently that's all I do anymore.

So, it's getting close to Christmas and my family has started to bug me about what I want. I'm not an easy person to buy for because there's not a lot that I want and when I do want something I generally just buy it myself. Really, what I want most for Christmas is podfic and it's not like I can ask my family for that.

But then I thought, why not? My dad used to read to me a lot when I was a kid and he's good at it. I would just have to find an appropriate (read: gen) fic and I could ask him to podfic it for me! When I mentioned this on twitter I got equal amounts of revulsion as my friends imagined their family reading them podfic and impressed kudos that I'm just that dedicated to podfic. :P

Last weekend when my mom bugged me again about what I wanted, I broached the subject with her. She kinda laughed at me but it sounded like she thought it was a good idea. Then on Thursday (after a panicked series of phone calls trying to ascertain my family members who attend Virginia Tech were ok) she asked me what Dad had said when I asked him to podfic for me.

I was kinda hoping she'd handle that side of things. :S And when I mentioned it, she said, no, I'd have to ask him myself. She then called Dad over to put him on the phone but I told her no because it's something I'd rather do in person.

I guess she mentioned it to him anyway though, because when I mentioned it to my dad yesterday he was all, "yeah sure." \o/ \o/ \o/

But then he asked me if it was my story, and how long it was through the ensuing conversation it became really clear he had no idea what he'd agreed to. When I said my mom mentioned the idea to him, I think it really was just a mention. Like, "Hey, Lindsay wants you to read her a story" which my dad misheard as "Lindsay wants you to read her story" which he interpreted as "Lindsay wants you to proofread a story she wrote."

Yeah, not quite.

When I properly explained what it was I wanted him to do he was a lot more hesitant so it may or may not happen. I think I might have to choose a different fic than the one I currently have in mind. I had wanted a Terminator gen fic (which I think my dad would actually enjoy reading) but it's almost 61K. Although the story is told from 3 POVs, so maybe if I break it down and only give him one POV and take the others it won't be as bad (she doesn't know this yet, but I want to ask [personal profile] nickelmountain if she'd be willing to take on one of the POVs if this happens, that way there can be a different voice for each POV). But I really really want this to happen. XD
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May. 21st, 2011

My nephews are a adorable!

So I'm in Mississauga this weekend for my oldest nephew's 3rd birthday. Apparently nephew #1 was teaching his brother how to make various animal sounds. It seemed to have worked well because later when they were walking outside nephew #1 pointed out some dandelions nephew #2 started roaring.

Now they're both sitting in deck chairs going "DANDELION!" "ROAR!" "DANDELION!" "ROAR!" back and forth. I want to squish them with cuddles. ♥

In the background their Papa and Daddy are building a "park" (ie. a play structure) in the backyard. They've been at it all day. According to the instructions it'll take 8 hours to build o.O
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Dec. 22nd, 2009

More Pictures

I swear I will one day soon get back to actual updates but until that day, you're just going to have to indulge in this proud auntie. :D

We were all a little worried about how Ethan would handle having a new brother. He's really good at sharing his toys and things like that, but he's really possessive of his mother. So far, though, so good.

Cut for extreme cuteness )

2 MORE DAYS!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
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Dec. 21st, 2009

Pictures!!!

And now I have pictures of him!!

Flist, I'd like you to meet my new nephew, William Sean )

Eeeeee! I can't wait to meet him!
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He's Here!!!!

William Sean, born at 8:30 this morning, 7lbs 9oz.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Best early Christmas present ever!

I can't wait to meet him on Thursday!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Baby and Podfic!

OMG People, today is a really exciting day. For two reasons. The first, and by far the most important reason, is that at this very moment, I have a nephew being born!!!!!!

I'm upset that I can't be there (the rest of my family is). To help comfort me though, and help get me through the waiting for any news, I'm excitedly watching [community profile] amplificathon's PodBang go live!

Big Bang length podfic! Lots and lots of them!! I submitted two, but so far only one has been posted:

Fic: In From the Cold by [info - personal] ladyjanelly
Fandom: SPN RPF
Pairing: J2
Readers: [personal profile] paraka (as Jared), [personal profile] diurnal_lee (as Jensen) and [info - personal] kronos999 (as Jeff and Mackenzie)
Summary: One thing about working in a free clinic, Jared thinks, is that work is never boring. You never know what'll come in from the cold on a night like this. (Homeless!Jensen fic)
Link: MP3 at my webspace, MP3 at the Archive, Podbook at the archive

Reader's Notes: I have loved this fic ever since I read it. It's just one of those stories that resonates with you long after you finish reading it. The way [info - personal] ladyjanelly tells her story is amazing and heart breaking and uplifting all at once. It also threw me because it was never what I expected. I can't say too much on it without giving away massive spoilers, but I will say this is a really moving fic that was able to show a side of humanity we often don't pay enough attention to and I will always love it for opening my eyes. Seriously, even if you don't like podfic or find my voice annoying or something, I still highly recommend your read the fic (hell, even if you aren't into J2, it's an AU, so can totally be taken as original fic).

I'd also like to take this time to thank [info - personal] ladyjanelly once again, for being so awesome and letting us record her story.

And I'd like to thank [info - personal] digitalwave for allowing us to use her beautiful art as a cover for the fic.

Oct. 10th, 2009

I *hearts* my family

Mom: Did you see what your father did to my tree?
Me: What tree?
Mom: The one outside.
Me: *headdesk*

I love my mom. Really I do, even if sometimes we have issues communicating.


Unrelatedly, I think I might kind of like Stargate Universe. I can point out all the things that annoy me about it and can't quite say what it is I like but I find myself wanting to watch it...

Jun. 24th, 2009

Update on my sister.

So my mom just called with an update on my sister. She hasn't lost the baby. Yet.

Apparently there's a bleed between the placenta and her uterus. There's nothing the doctor's can do, but there's a chance her body can fix it. She's going to have to take it easy for the next few days and basically hope that her body can fix it. The baby is looking healthy at the moment, but there's only so much it can take.

Thank you to everyone who's been sending positive thoughts our way. If you could continue to do so it'd be much appreciated.
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Jun. 23rd, 2009

*panics* *cries*

So much going on tonight, of which I'll write about later, but first:
Hopefully (Oh please god let me be wrong) Pointless Panicking )
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Jun. 10th, 2009

Mmmm. Ice Cream, Busy Stuff, and a Vid Rec

Just got back from Dairy Queen. My mom randomly decided we should go out for ice cream. And I can hear her making cupcakes. I feel like a giant 5 year old, but she'd making them so I can bring them into work. For my birthday. :P

I was saying to [info]raxhel today that it doesn't really feel like my birthday, since normally June is so busy we don't have time for anything. Except I haven't really been busy this year. I guess I took that statement to heart, because suddenly my schedule is looking pretty full. Tomorrow for my actual birthday we're just going to do a quiet night at home. But on Friday I'm going out with [info] - personallilithilien and we're going to go to a concert. Saturday I'm going to go furniture shopping with my mom (20 days 'til the house is *mine*). And Sunday is the [info]ottawa_slashers monthly meet up but I'm going to have to leave early since we're having my family birthday party Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday I met up with [info] - personalseanchaidh and we went out for dinner, and then headed over to a Starbucks for a write in. Often when I go to write ins, I spend more time distracting people than anything else (yesterday wasn't really an exception) or I'll bring my computer and work on editing a podfic or possibly a vid. Yesterday though, I just brought a note book and pen, and actually *wrote*. I restarted a Terminator fic I'm working on. I've also fleshed out a lot more of the idea. I'm really happy with the little I have down, so hopefully I'll keep writing, and eventually have something I can post. Right now, the working title is "Sex Bot Fic" to give you an idea what it's about :P

And because I haven't done one in a while: Vid Rec.

Title: Red
Vidder: [info] - personalobsessive24
Song: Red by Elbow
Fandom/Pairing: Merlin - Arthur/Merlin
Why I Love It: This is just such a *pretty* vid. I love all the slow motion shots, and views of red, especially of Arthur's cape. This vid really showcases how pretty the source material is (and totally makes me want to vid in the fandom, even though I have no *time*).
It's also a perfect song for Arthur, his mentality and life. "You burn too bright, you live too fast" "You're a tragedy starting to happen" I mean, isn't that just Arthur?
I love how the vid starts off with Arthur and his father; like an explanation or build up as to *why* Arthur lives this way. To show all the pressure Arthur is under.
Then the vid moves onto Merlin and shows an almost envy within Arthur. And it shows how hard Arthur fights for those around him. But then we get to see how Merlin also fights for Arthur too. Even if sometimes it's in the background. It really bring home that message of them being two sides of the same coin, and I love the ending shot, of Merlin holding Arthur above the water. Such a powerful vid.

Aug. 19th, 2007

Reason #58 why I love my fandom.

So the other day I was in the car with my little sister talking about some of the crack-y fics I've read.

Sister: I think my favourite crack fic you told me about is that one when Rodney gets that planet to think of him as a god, and they had him on their flag and everything.

Me: Ummm, that wasn't a fic. Actually, that was canon.

What other fandom can you mistake canon for a crack fic?

Speaking of fic, eons ago I went to see "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" and I couldn't help thinking at the time, that even though it was kinda a bad movie, it would be a lot of fun to see it turned into a McShep fic. Except you know, at the end they'd have to realize that they really *are* gay for each other. And live happily ever after.

Jan. 6th, 2007

My Mom's so awesome!

Ok, I know it's been forever since I've updated, but I just had to mark this event! )

I should probably say something fandom-y while I'm here, but.... I got nothing.

I'm half way through a new QaF vid, but well, it's kind of been stalled, and it's now saved on a computer that isn't mine, so I wouldn't hold your breath for it.

I'm supposed to be starting a SGA vid today for the Save Carson Beckett Campaign but I'm trying to re-arrange space on my computer first, and I just realize I only have like 3 eps on my computer right now, so maybe not today if I have to re-download everything....