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Aug. 19th, 2012

Fannish Heroes

So I was wondering, do you guys have a fannish hero? Someone that you look up to, or think is super talented or who does things you think are awesome? Someone you maybe wish you could be like?

I think my fannish hero is lunate8 )

[personal profile] lunate8 just has such awesome ideas and she follows through on them. She comes up with these outside-the-box ideas and just does them. I often come up with ideas like this, and want to do them, but they seem too hard, they'd take too much time, and I end up doing something that's fast and easy (because I'm all about the instant gratification). So [personal profile] lunate8 is such an inspiration to me because where I think about doing things, she actually does them. ♥ She's basically what I want to be when I grow up. :D

Feb. 13th, 2012

Taking Podfic Requests

For Valentine's Day [personal profile] fire_juggler put out the offer to record short ficlets for people. I've seen a couple other people on my flist make similar offers and thought I'd join in.

There's no way I can do this for Valentine's Day, things are crazy busy with school right now but next week's reading week so I can record some when I get back from NYC. I've been kinda in a podfic funk lately and am hoping that this'll help me get back into podficcing so I can finish up some of my larger projects. :S

So, rules:
1) I make no promises that I'll actually get through all the requests. I'll try, but I have no idea how many requests I'll get.

2) Please keep the requested fics under 2500 words. (Fics with permission already give, ie. blanket permission or author's offering up their own fic, are extra appreciated)

3) You can ask about other fandoms or pairings, but my main fandom is American Idol and I tend to be pretty fixed in my ships (Kris/Adam, Kris/Katy/Adam, David/David, David A/Allison). I've also been feeling out Twin Peaks and Warehouse 13 fandoms lately. :)

Dec. 17th, 2011

SQUEEEEE!

Guys! Guys, yesterday I tweeted that with yesterday's podfic I was 17 seconds short of having posted 15 hours of podfic so far this year and [personal profile] reena_jenkins, who is awesome made me this:



How awesome is that! Everyone should go listen!!!!

I love podfic fandom so fucking much!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Nov. 8th, 2011

Podfic Friending Meme!

Blanket permission is a way for fan artists to let other fans know their comfort with others playing with their works. It's particularly helpful to podficcers when authors give blanket permission for anyone to podfic their works without having to ask first. To find out more on blanket permission with regards to podfic check out [community profile] pod_aware on LJ or DW.

I thought it might be fun to have a podfic friending meme! Because, lets face it, podfic is totally its own fandom. I also have a secret plan to follow all the podficcers but am shy and awkward about it, so this'll give me an excuse. :D

So! If you'd like to make some more podfic friends (you don't have to be a podficcer!), fill out a comment, check out other people's comments and friend away!

I recognize that people are being fannish in different places these days so I've included a couple of the main ones. You don't have to fill out all the places, just fill out the ones you're active in. :)

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Mar. 9th, 2011

Oh, presents!

I got goodies in the mail!

Thank you so much [personal profile] house_of_lantis! I will put them to good use :D
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Sep. 2nd, 2010

I'm still alive! Sorta.

So, here's the thing. I own a bajillion people a quadrillion emails/comments (especially the [livejournal.com 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. 31st, 2010

*passes out*

So, I own people emails. And comments. My inbox is getting scary because I owe so many. :S However, I just got back from a kamikazy trip to Guelph to watch [livejournal.com profile] raxhel master science (go you!) and tomorrow is going to be packed. So, if I owe you emails, please be patient.
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Apr. 26th, 2010

Any American Idol S8 Fans on my Flist?

Hey Flist,


So, as I said a few posts back, I've kind of fallen head over heals in love with American Idol S8 fandom. To the point where I'm even contemplating coming out of my lurker shell.

I actually have this fic idea that I want to write, the only thing is, it takes place during the show and I'm having trouble figuring out the timeline (I'm mostly concerned with Kris and Adam here). I'm in the process of watching the show but I have a feeling a lot of the fandom is actually from interviews and off show stuff. Can anyone recommend some sort of resource with an early timeline laid out? I've read primers but they don't really give specific times. Or even a comm that was really active as the show was airing would be great.

TIA!

Jan. 14th, 2010

*waves*

Hello Flist.

So I've been kind of MIA for a long time now. I can't promise I'm going to get back to reading my flist any time soon, but I do miss you.

Despite not being on my LJ much lately, it seems like I've been doing a lot of fannish stuff lately. As you've probably seen, I've started a podfic feedback exchange (which I should totally be working on right now). I started another podfic project too, but I'm not ready to talk about it yet since it's kind of huge and I don't know if I'll keep it up.

There's also been unnecessary drama in the local fandom group I'm a part of, [personal profile] ottawa_slashers. The mod has stopped coming to meetings and won't pass on the mod position, even though it's really needed and the whole group has asked her to. I think we're all just going to start a new group so we don't have to deal with this shit.

I've also signed up for [personal profile] help_haiti. This reminds me a lot of [personal profile] fandom_aid that I took part in back in 2005 to help with tsunami relief.

Quite a lot of awesome people have put their talents on auction, I highly suggest checking it out if you were thinking of donating money to help the people of Haiti.

If you're interested in having me make you something I've signed up to make a vid and to make a podfic.

The first round of bidding ends Jan 20, only 6 days to go!

ETA: Hmmm, there's a rather large misc section at [personal profile] help_haiti and I was thinking... this might be really cheesy or might be really fun, but I was thinking of maybe offering someone mail for a year. I mean, everyone likes to receive mail, and wouldn't it be fun to receive a bunch of post cards over an extended period of time? Would people be interested in that or is it just silly....

Dec. 15th, 2009

Holiday Mail

I just wanted to send out a reminder that if anyone on my flist is interested in getting mail from me, it's not too late to ask. Here are my original posts: DW IJ LJ
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Dec. 10th, 2009

SGA Mpreg? Oh my brain.

I've been meaning to update for a while but have been off LJ lately so never seem to get around to it. I've started following some link happy people on Twitter and seem to spend all my time reading the same news stories being reported by various different sources. *headdesk*

First of all, I'd like to thank [info - personal] geeklite, [info - personal] equusentric, [info - personal] mercury973, [info - personal] terribilita, [info - personal] munchkinofdoom, [info - personal] pbanda, [info - personal] kaaatie, [info - personal] keewick, [info - personal] ubiquitous_girl, [info - personal] aurora_84, [info - personal] the_muppet and [info - personal] astropixie for the snowflakes. I've never received a v-gift before so it was really fun to receive so many at once :D

In other news, I got a vidding computer yesterday!!! A few months back I started buying parts to make a super fast computer with vidding in mind, but found I was too cautious to put it together on my own. One of my dad's former employees likes playing with this stuff so my dad asked him if he'd help out. I got the finished product back yesterday! I don't have a desk to put it on, so I haven't had much of a chance to play around with it but hopefully in 2010 I can get my vidding fu back. I have a couple vid ideas in the back of my head already. :D

My room mates continue to be awesome. Last night I was talking with [personal profile] diurnal_lee about fic and brought up one fic that I like, but like as bad fic:

[personal profile] paraka: The one where Rodney's a virgin! And John rapes him gently! And then there's mpreg and Rodney crying because people think he's fat and then there's more crying over blowjobs! And then there was a tax!fic sequel.
[personal profile] diurnal_lee: Stop! Send me the link.
[personal profile] paraka: ...You want to read it?
[personal profile] diurnal_lee: Well after you sell it like that!
[personal profile] paraka: ...That was me selling it? *shrugs* *sends link*

Then I listened to her various OMGs and I can't read this! and WTF!?s and made her tell me which part she was at for each one (so it took her a while to read). And after all her frustration and squeeling while reading it, I asked her if she like the fic and she admitted, that yes, she did, despite all the badness of it.

This led to a discussion of the various SGA mpreg fics we've read, and this [info - personal] sgastoryfinders post. And this request from someone else, which, dudes, you have no idea how hard it was for me to stop at the one mpreg request, because there were suddenly a bunch of others that I just *had* to read again, like the one where Rodney gets pregnant and they're not sure if it's John's or Kavanagh's, and I think there was a scene where John was apologizing for getting Rodney into this situation and Rodney was like, "You only need to apologize if it's not yours, because there is no way I want to be carrying Kavanagh's baby!" (luckily, someone provided a link for this one in that second request! :D) Or a different mpreg that was told from, I think it was Zelenka's POV where the rest of the science staff had cornered him saying he has to confront Rodney about going on maternity leave since being pregnant just made him worse in the lab. There was also art of Rodney in a red moumou. ♥ (I still can't find that last one, although I was able to find the art by [personal profile] spaggel....)

You know, I've been drifting away from the SGA fandom for a while now, but looking back, I don't know if any other fandom is going to live up to the awesomeness that SGA has.


Hmm, I know there were things I wanted to say in this post. Other than mpreg. But damned if I can remember them. Maybe I'll just finish with a warning that I'll be posting some PSAs soon.

Oct. 15th, 2009

Filters

So, I think I'm going to be updating my filters soon and since I have added some people to my flist since I last did this, I thought I'd ask people what their preferences are on which ones they want to be on.

I basically have 2 filters of interest, my mental filter and my work filter.
My mental filter got it's most use in 2004/2005 when I was going through a bit of a mental break down and it isn't used that much today since I feel I'm too old to be emo any more but who knows when I'll next get depressed so I've kept it.
I use my work filter far more, it's where I'll talk about, surprisingly enough, work! Mostly it's me bitching and complaining about stupid stuff.

And with those ringing endorsements, who wants on them?
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Sep. 22nd, 2009

Hello Flist

So, things have mostly been silent from me for, pretty much, forever. At first I was just going to take some time off from journaling while all my crazy house stuff was going down but it kind of ended up dragging. :S

I kind of got into a completely different routine at the new house, what with my awesome roommates. I feel especially crappy about it though, since I had just added bunch of new friends through the Terminator friending meme.

Anyways, I know that there's no way I can catch up on 4 months of back entries so, how have things been going flist? Anything major in your life or fandom that I've missed? I'd love to hear from you :)

Personally, things have been settling well in the new house. I've been feeling super creative, surrounded by fangirls, and I might actually take up writing if I can ever finish anything. I just came back from a week's vacation and am sad to be back at work. Oh, and I've been totally sucked into Merlin fandom. :)
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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.

May. 29th, 2009

LJ/IJ/DW

So, I've been meaning to ask this for a while now but I kind of suck at commenting in the first place.

I know that there are a lot of people who have multiple journals and crosspost. I've mostly been ignoring my DW flist since it's 99% duplicates of my other flists, but since I know some people would like to make the switch, a poll:

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Nov. 22nd, 2004

Ok I owe some people a bit of an explination. I wanted to add my secret santa to my friends list, but of course that would completely give it away, so instead of just going and friending them, I decided to cover my tracks by adding everyone who has taken part in [info]snowinandblowin .

I realise that's a bit extreme, but I also figured it would give me an excuse to get to know some of the people in this community If this really truely bothers anyone I can unfriend them, but all in all I would really like to get to know some of you, I had already been to some of your journals, this just gives me a reason to friend you.