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Long time no entry. Plurk kind of took over, since, well... pretty much everyone I talk to with any regularity is on Plurk.

Some things aren't suitable for a Plurk post, though.

Cut for stuff that is largely uninteresting to most of youCollapse )

Sep. 30th, 2010

Birthday tomorrow!

I've been on night shifts at work for the past month. Usually a night shift is 33 hours, three nights, but due to LOL UNDERSTAFFING it's more often four nights which... hurts. I've been off this week, but I'm back in doing four nights next week. After that I'm supposed to be back on days buuuut...

I don't think it's going to work out like that.

I'm off again from the 11th to the 20th because I'm going to Brum. ... I can't remember when I was last down there, but it was a while ago. I booked that off on the day they asked me to go on nights, got it all signed and approved. Since I'm supposed to be back on days then and no one else had that couple of weeks booked off, I was all clear for it.

Then I got a phone call last night asking me to cancel it because one of the girls on nights has that holiday booked.

There's no reason to ask me to cancel my holiday to make way for a night staff member's holiday unless they're planning on me staying on nights a bit longer.

I'm not sure about that idea.

On the other hand, nights are far less stressful and the boss isn't around. I dunno. We'll see.

Also right now, I want to put a boot up the ass of the postal service. Jim sent me BBS via recorded delivery for my birthday. That was last saturday. It's still not here. I WANT MY GAME, DAMN IT.

I've been churning out fics for gryffinderps lately, aaaaand I have a reserve on Isa at TST. I'm nervous about apping there again because I got so fucked around last time, but there's been mod changes and the whole game has changed since I was there, so we'll see. If it goes well and the game goes well I'll look at Xigbar for Serenity. If not... Well, I won't be apping at TST again any time soon. We shall see.

I have nothing important to report, it's just been ages since the last entry, so hey, I am still alive!


Fic meme - Beware spoilers for BBS

Five Things You'll Never Get Around To Really Writing

1. gryffinderps-verse ExperimentingCollapse )

2. helix_ianua-verse CheatingCollapse )

3. helix_ianua-verse MarriageCollapse )

4. Noir-verse The EndCollapse )

5. Kingdom Hearts-verse The BeginningCollapse )


Aug. 25th, 2010

Oh hey, yet more fic.

When Jim sorts it out, all the fic for this au will be going in gryffinderps so I won't be spamming my flist with it so much.

DuelCollapse )
I'm sickly. Raspy sore throat, earache, runny nose, sensation that the world is spinning every time I move due to the infection being in my ears, sensitivity to loud noises, all that fun stuff. TL;DR, I am not at all well.

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Curse you, Jim.

Saix and Axel Hogwarts AU, if you consider their names as revealed in BBS to be spoilers, don't read this.

The SortingCollapse )


Aug. 14th, 2010

Atropuppy: Granny Farmer says:


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Oh hey

Been a while.

I'm in my new place. It's pretty cool so far. My housemate's kind of nuts, but in a very friendly way. Reference only Jim will get: She's sort of like an older Nic. She's also not here a whole lot, either, between work and spending time at friends' places or her parents'. So I pretty much have the place to myself for the majority of the time. I'm all unpacked, all my figures and books and CDs and consoles and the rest are neatly put away or on display.

It was weird the first night because of the strange noises and the strange room. I'm settling down though. There's some demolition work going on nearby so I got woken up the first morning by the sound of creaking, twisting metal and crumbling bricks, but it was off in the distance.

You know the noise Pyramid Head makes as he drags the great knife around behind him? I pretty much got woken up by that, which was FUN.

With my new free time to do what I like I've re-read the first two Harry Potter books. I forgot how god damn cute they were. Also, the first book is weirdly like the final piece of a jigsaw puzzle slotting into place if you read it already knowing how the full story goes. And it's weird being able to understand what Dumbledore does at various points because now you know the conclusions he's come to, whereas the first time when you read them, he seemed mysterious and otherworldly because he always seemed to Know Shit, now his thought process makes sense because you have all the information he does.

I've done nothing but work this week. I pulled a night shift last night, on short notice, and it was horrible. There's a bad case of diarrhoea doing the rounds and OH GOD SO MUCH SHIT OH GOD. It was... unpleasant. Between that and the woman who took forty five minutes to get cleaned up... Yeah, fun night.

I am going to sleep so well tonight.

Jul. 26th, 2010

Google "You know you're from city/state/country when" and highlight the ones that apply.

Since I grew up in ManchesterCollapse )

And because I now live in OldhamCollapse )


I'm moving out in two weeks, or thereabouts. Someone at work was looking for a lodger, and I essentially snapped her hand off because I've had more than enough of dealing with being told to get out of the house over every minor disagreement.

There was another one of those disagreements today. With the same result as usual. This time over the fact that I'm moving out.

In which a 25 year old does the grown up version of the YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND whine.Collapse )

Jul. 13th, 2010

So I got the computer to analyze various samples of my own writing, all from within the last six months.

I write like
Vladimir Nabokov

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I write like
Ernest Hemingway

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

The overall winners, meaning the ones that come up with the full text of something and not just a handful of paragraphs, and come up over and over again:

I write like
Harry Harrison

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I write like
Margaret Atwood

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Which is a vast improvement on Stuff From When I Was Fifteen which consistently and repeatedly comes up...

I write like
Dan Brown

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

... Yeah.
Been an active few weeks.

First of all I apped to another LJ game, which was a weird and nerve-wracking experience. I got in, eventually, and then the mods went awol for more than a week, and are still a minimal presence there. Despite that, the game's fun, and nicely paced for someone like me who's in the wrong timezone for LJ games, and has limited time the rest of the time. There's a couple of gripes, of course, but the mods are new to the job and haven't worked out all the gremlins yet, so hopefully it'll improve.

There's also been more drama at home. It's pretty much turning into a monthly occurrence now. I got told to get out, and this time it actually hit my bags beings packed and almost going to stay with my grandmother for a few nights. I'm back at home now, obviously, but I don't know how much longer it's for. One of the girls at work is looking for a lodger, so we're trying to work out a time for me to go and look at the room on offer after work. We're just on opposing shifts a lot, which would be awesome if we were living together, but isn't so convenient at the moment. It's also less than I'm paying here, bills included; I'd just buy my own food. Which I do here anyway, a lot of the time. The only issue is no internet, but she's cool with me paying to have it installed if I pay the bill.

And then there's geeky stuff. Courtesy of nabradia I've finally seen Firefly. It, umm... is very cool and I'm horribly disappointed that it got cancelled after one series. I love Inara, a lot, a whole lot, like, my fangirl crush on Saix levels of a lot, and I adore Simon, who is adorable fail. River... came as a surprise because CLEARLY no one on LJ can play her, and sure as hell no one I've seen. Kaylee actually rather annoys me. I get why she acts the way she does, but she still annoys me with it. Mal is frequently hilarious, and I fucking love Zoe, and Wash is brilliant, and Jayne is a lovable derpy asshole.

But, yeah... Inara and Simon are my clear favourites, and I may or may not look for somewhere to play Inara at some point. She's tough to get a handle on, and I've only seen the series once so far, so I'd have to canon review until I can recite her lines backwards like I do with any other character I attempt to play publicly. But it's tempting.

Went shopping yesterday for a few more t-shirts since all of mine are old and wrecked now. I haven't replaced any of them in five years, some of them much more than that, and now they're fraying and things are peeling off them, and the stitching is going, and they've lost their shape, and so on, so it was time. Also had my mother going "You'll have to buy some sandals in this weather." Fuck that, yo. I hate sandals, and I ain't wearing them anyway because I have hairy feet and hairy toes, and I ain't fucking shaving them just so I can wear a type of shoe I vehemently dislike. I'm fine in my boots. I will remain fine in my boots even if I wear a dress because fuck you.

I care more for my comfort than my appearance, and I don't like sandals because they don't feel right, end of story. Any type of shoe with which I can't wear socks is a big fat no.

At least after today the World Cup nonsense should chill the fuck out. England are playing Germany, which means today is the day the England team get their plane tickets home. If I'm wrong, I'll eat my socks, after wearing them all day.

Oh, family...


Sibling came home for one week's leave yesterday.

Now he's in hospital.

He went out with his girlfriend and they ran into someone completely random who punched him so hard it broke his jaw in two places.

Well... more like annihilated one side of his jaw, and the shockwave resulted in his jaw breaking clean through on the other side of his face as well. All his teeth are slanted now, away from where he was punched.

He was only punched the once.

So now he needs automail, which is what I cannot stop thinking of the metal plates he's having put in tomorrow as.

So much for his week off. He's gonna be drinking his dinner through a straw for a while.


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