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I CAN HAZ WORKING COMPUTER

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May. 13th, 2017 12:19 am
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The on/off power button on my laptop is broken which means it won't turn on. I'm writing this on my phone. This is putting a serious damper on things.

I need new parts for the repairs; the labour I can do myself. I'll be around less until said repairs are done.

I'm starting to think NoFM is a curse on my electronics.

A thing

Apr. 24th, 2017 11:01 pm
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I'm going to cut back on the internet for the next two weeks, because Reasons. [community profile] nightonficmountain will be unaffected.

Also I will be entirely unjoinable from April 28 to May 2.

dhampyresa: (Sarcasm shall be the way)


HELA IS SUCH A BADASS and her headress looks great! Valkyrie also looks really good. I am excite.


I'm pretty sure I've made a decision about my LJ account; giving myself one more day to make sure.


I think I'm going to make a comm for ship/fandom manifestos (on DW).

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I haven't decided what I'm going to do with LJ yet. Also it would be nice if my internet would behave itself, ffs.
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1. Have a tagset review period for your exchanges. Trust me on this. (Also, Morbane is amazing.)


2. Sometimes I am irrational about things and don't know how to explain without sounding bonkers if I even know why, but apparently I react really badly to being told "good luck" and to the existence of lovememes (people are free to take part in lovememes all they want, I just don't want to hear about them, ever). I need some sort of blocker for these things.


3. I can swim 2.5k in one go! (Past total: 25 350 / 585 689. Current total: 27 850 / 585 689.)
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Some time last night I made the apparently colossal mistake of trying to boot my computer in safe mode. Reader, that did not work out.

I was unable to even access my password screen. After hours of fruitless frantic rebooting and phone-searching for a solution (it's no use telling me how to solve the issue from the troubleshoot menu if I can't access the troubleshoot menu) I gave up and went to bed past my bedtime. Then I woke up before my alarm (bleh) spent some more time fruitlessly trying to fix it to no avail. Then I took a shower and ate breakfast and when I tried again I could suddenly access the troubleshoot menu! So I fixed my computer, copied some important files I hadn't backed up yet and checked if it booted properly now. It did.

I don't even know. But hey! I have my computer back!


Exchange news: Self, you need to stop claiming pinch-hits and being an idiot. You're not even in that exchange! WHY

Other Exchange news: Night on Fic Mountain progressing as it should. Worldbuilding exchange fast approaching (eep!).


And now I'm going to go read about the time when the Seine rose 8m62 (23'3") and Paris flooded. AND THEN IT FROZE OVER. Good times.
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.It's that time of the year again! As readers of this journal may know, I mod several fanwork exchanges. The biggest of those, [community profile] nightonficmountain , just opened nominations. There may be venting (most likely under-lock) because let me tell you, I have not missed the ao3 nomination approval interface and especially not its tendency to throw 404s at me when I've just validated a bunch of noms, aaaaaaaargh. /the glamorous life of a fandom mod



I've seen a bunch of movies lately I haven't talked about on here -- and should -- Arrival (Hollywood scifi), Patients (French slice-of-life/biography) and Hidden Figures/Les Figures de l'ombre (US Historical) all of which were good.

I also saw Logan. Look. I have been for X-23 on the big screen for literally over a decade. I cannot overstate this: the very first time X-23 appeared, in a season 3 episode of X-Men:Evolution, I was sitting in front of my TV going "SHE IS THE GREATEST AND HER FEET CLAWS ARE THE COOLEST". Based on that, you'd think I would have had high expectations for this movie, but the thing is, I didn't, mostly because I didn't believe it was actually real. Like. There's an X-23 movie????? Is this the real life? But I have to say this was an awesome X-23 movie. Also SHE IS THE GREATEST AND HER FEET CLAWS ARE THE COOLEST.




Sleeping Beauty and the Black Mercy (1507 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Finn/Rey (Star Wars)
Characters: Rey (Star Wars), Finn (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Black Mercy, Changing Tenses
Summary:

Finn dreams.

Rey investigated.



Finally wrote a thing for [community profile] starwarsflashmeme ! The prompt was "Love" and I started thinking about real love's kiss and Sleeping Beauty!Finn, but couldn't figure out how to make sense of the vines and then boom! Of course! The Black Mercy!
dhampyresa: (MY BIRTHDAY HAS SQUID)
My dream last night consisted entirely of me finding out the last book of a series I've been following was out, acquiring said book from my comicshop and then reading said comic book for the rest of the dream (90+%). It was a damn good comic book, I have to say, and I enjoyed it greatly. It did have some issues though, and I'm glad to say the actual series is still going in real life (the dream!last book's number actually came out several years/books ago).

It's not even the first time I've had a dream consisting almost entirely of me reading a comicbook. They're good comics, every time, so I can't complain, really.
dhampyresa: (SCIENCE SMASH)
I'm tired of having to defend enjoying the things I enjoy. As I just told my dad when he disparaged my desire to see Logan, "Look, I have been waiting for this movie* for over a decade. You will not take this from me." And he didn't.


*X-23 IS GOING TO BE IN A MOVIE OMG OMG OMG (been waiting for this since she first showed up in X-Men:Evolution -- OMG SHE'S GOING TO BE IN A MOVIE)

dhampyresa: (Sarcasm shall be the way)
1. Swimming )

2. I've been trying to memorise the lyrics to Georges Brassens' Supplique pour être enterré à la plage de Sète. So far I've managed the first five stanzas (lyrics at the link).

Vid )

3. With help from [personal profile] sineala , why I dislike Bendis:

Typical Bendis dialogue )

dhampyresa: (Epic shit happening on the internet)
I DID IT

HOLY SHIT I DID THHE THING

IT'S OFFICIAL

Resolutions

Jan. 2nd, 2017 11:13 pm
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1. Read more.
1 )

2. Write more.
2 )

3. Draw more.
3 )

4. Swim 5k a month or more.
4 )

5. RL stuff.
5 )

6. Vague stuff.
6 )
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
I got two fics for the Star Wars Rare Pairs treat run! Both femslash. (For those keeping track, that means I got six fics in this exchange, all of which were femslash.)

Presented here in alphabetical order.

And Tomorrow Lives in Her (1045 words) by Merfilly
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steela Gerrera/Ahsoka Tano
Characters: Steela Gerrera, Ahsoka Tano, Lux Bonteri, Saw Gerrera
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Open Relationships, Background Relationships
Summary:

Ahsoka doesn't fall back or lose focus. Steela survives.

FUCK IT I'm considering this canon now. I DO WHAT I WANT.

Things Unknown But Longed For Still (3683 words) by celeste9
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Phasma/Rey
Characters: Phasma (Star Wars), Rey (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: First Meetings, Pre-Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Trapped, Storms
Summary: It’s possible that any number of things could have happened. The data could never have been here in the first place; Hux could have been given bad intel. Anyone could have stolen it over the years, not knowing the value of what they had.
Or Phasma was simply minutes too late and the data stick is now in the hands of the girl scavenger.
You know what? I'm also going to consider this one canon.



Speaking of Star Wars! I still haven't seen Rogue One.

Tbh, right now, between wanting to avoid spoilers and also wanting to WRITE ALL THE YULETIDE*, I'm staying away from the internet for the next while.

* I claimed a pinch-hit and also I have like five fics I want to finish and post so it is A LOT of yuletide.
dhampyresa: (A most terrible case of the Star Wars)
Tomorrow evening I'm might try to see Rogue One at the late night double feature picture show.

Then I'm going to wake up before dawn to go out of town for the week-end to visit family. See y'all on Monday.

Comics!

Dec. 5th, 2016 09:59 pm
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This evening I patronised my local comic book store. It's been ages since I went and I want to buy ALL OF THE THINGS. I have (so far) restricted myself to one comic for me and one as a gift for someone else. (I'm going to go back and buy more stuff for me -- as long as I'm also buying people gifts, it's not being selfish.)

I did however get my headcold germs aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall over the shop. Sorry to anyone who catches it.

Okay, usually I don't buy books in translation when I can avoid it, but HOLY SHIT the intégrales of Locke & Key are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. Seriously. This is literally the first time I've wanted to own books not because of the content but because the physical objects themselves are so beautiful.

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Between yuletide canon review and the continued weirdo headache I've been having for a week*, I can't say I've been doing much reading I can talk about.

I'm really hoping the headaches go away and I can do creative stuff that's actually creative again.


* I'm pretty sure I know what's causing it. It's not what you think. It's the supermoon!!!

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1. I have actual words written on the fic for an ongoing canon I was being silly about earlier. I'm going to write it -- and post it as AU if I have to.

2. Edge of Tomorrow is surprisingly good and give surprisingly good Paris. Currently the Louvre is being destroyed in slowmo.

3. I've fallen behind on my currently airing shows. Boo.

4. I was making good progress on answering ao3 comments -- only 69 left! -- but now the next one up is the one that stopped me answering ao3 comments for a long time there and uuuuuuuuuuuuurgh idk how to tackle it? It's not a mean comment or anything, I just don't know what to say to it.

5. Sometimes I forget how much fun writing or drawing can be.
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...And yet.

I mean, I opened this tab to post something, didn't I? But nope.

Anyway.

Give me prompts?

Or tell me that it's okay for me to write for an ongoing canon. Lots of people do it! Why am I stuck on but "what if my fic is rendered obsolete before I post it?!" -- then just mark it as AU, self, ffs. Not that it's much of a concern given how much canon focuses on these two, even though one of them's nominally a main character (I say bitterly, with a bitter expression). But still. I'm stuck on that, like the silly person that I am.
dhampyresa: Paris coat of arms: Gules, on waves of the sea in base a ship in full sail Argent, a chief Azure semé-de-lys Or (fluctuat nec mergitur)
I'm having a friend over from abroad for the next couple of days. (I already gave the "native Parisian tourguide" routine, so I'll have to find something else.)

So if I'm not around, that would be why.

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