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May. 24th, 2017 07:28 pm
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*makes excited highpitched llama squealing noises*

I... I... ALYSON HANNIGAN. LFCC. *KEYBOARDSMASH OF EXCITEMENT*

Price made me cry. brb, robbing a bank!

Willow Rosenberg was one of my first loves. I was the same age as the characters in Buffy and I grew up with them. I went through a lot of the same day-to-day issues in school as they were. Willow was the first time I ever saw me on TV.

Flailing Llama is FLAILING

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May. 24th, 2017 05:47 pm
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I am an evil, and very easily amused llama. And you love me! *beams and twirls*

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May. 23rd, 2017 10:08 pm
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[personal profile] facetiousfutz got [personal profile] taichara and I talking about old fanfic...

Kalloway Ashton: Also, I realize the FFVII remake is going to bring in new, young fans. It will not do to have WiPs older than they are. I definitely need to get some stuff finished.

Oi. Though I actually think most of the truly lingering stuff is more Kingdom Hearts than Final Fantasy, aside from the FFVII/FFVIII Vincent/Squall xover that mostly just needs me to sit down and wrangle the plot.

Well this explains a lot...

May. 23rd, 2017 07:07 pm
kalloway: (Athrun Epic Facepalm)
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I just realized my phone has three different volume settings - for the ringtone, for notifications, and for alarms. I apparently somehow cycled through all of them, set them all wrong, and that's why no matter what I do, I get woken up by phone calls when I thought I had the volume down and never hear the text messages I'm waiting for even though I thought I had the volume up.

It's a handy feature, I suppose. I wish I'd known about it before this evening.

*facepalms*

Hiding in my Happy Place

May. 23rd, 2017 09:07 pm
badfalcon: (Flyboys Kiss)
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Today has sucked.

Waking up to the news of the terror attacks in Manchester. Finding out I knew people at that gig. Finding out I've spoken to one of the deceased at conventions.
Once again having ignorant cunts attack my friends because of their religion.

On a less tragic note, it was a shitty work day being blamed for other people's fuck-ups. I can only give you payment information based on the details I'm given. If someone in A Company We've Recently Bought Out has given me incorrect information... that's not my fault!

Little ball of Llama stress and pain (walked too far last night)

Curled up on my couch, pressed play on some 90s sci-fi movie called Stargate - don't know if you've heard of it. Now watching Children Of The Gods. I'm falling in love with Jack and Sam (omg that smile little pile of llamagoo!) and Daniel and Kawalsky all over again. I'm sitting here going "hey, I met him. And him. And him. And her. OMG I'M GONNA MEET HIM NEXT WEEK!'

But then I come online and there's just...

Fandom is my happy place. I don't get the hatred.
Don't like an episode? Don't watch it.
Don't like a season? Don't watch it - but for ffs one character =/= a show and if you're not watching just because they're not in it? *rolls eyes* what are you, 5?
Don't like a character? Fine. But seriously, why spend so much energy on your hatred. Just move on.
Don't like a pairing? Then don't fucking read it

I don't get the hate. I don't get 'ship wars'. I don't get it at all.
No, your pairing is not 'more real' than anyone else's and attacking what someone else enjoys just because you don't like it? Again, I ask are you still 5?
I mean, I tease my friends for my shipping the 'wrong' pairing, but then they know I'm only teasing. It's just friendly banter. I don't go off on some fucking rant about how wrong and icky and gross it is. You wanna ship whoever it is you ship? Then fucking go for it; it's not like you're hurting me or forcing me to read it.

Whatever happened to live and let live? Live and let ship?
You wanna ship.. idk... Hammond/Teal'c? Then fucking go for it!

I have my main pairings. SG-wise we're talking Jack/Daniel, McShep and Sheppard/Mitchell.
Mind, having said that, I also actively ship Jack/Sam, Daniel/Sam, Daniel/Jack/Sam, Sam/Janet, Cam/Daniel, Cam/Sam, Cam/Sam/Daniel, Sheppard/Ronon, Sheppard/Lorne...
I've also written/am writing Jack/Sheppard/Mitchell, Jack/Mitchell, Jack/Janet, Janet/Jack, Janet/Daniel, Kawalsky/Jack, Daniel/Vala, Vala/Cam/Daniel, Vala/Sam, Daniel/Bucky Barnes, Teyla/Rodney, Ronon/Lorne, Ronon/Teyla, Sam/Sheppard, Sheppard/Daniel, Sam/Ronon, Weir/Sheppard, Sheppard/Atlantis...
So yeah

It just feels like some people forget the 'fan' part of fandom. Or the fact it's supposed to be fun - and they just suck the fun right out of it all.

Wow. That... was not what I intended to write this evening. Apparently, I have feels over this.

Cassie, go to your Happy Place

World Goth Day

May. 22nd, 2017 05:14 pm
werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
[personal profile] werepuppyblack
Just sharing a couple of pictures I took for the day...

World Goth Day 2017

Quiet Reading

My TBR Pile is Getting Ridiculous...

May. 22nd, 2017 01:49 pm
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Girl in the Bright Blue Dress


On Saturday, my local town centre was part of this thing for the Edinburgh International Book Festival called ReImagination. The idea is to have smaller sort of book cons in towns across Scotland so that more people can get to book festival type things because it's not always feasible to get through to Edinburgh during the period the Book Festival is on.

It was pretty fun, I guess. I sat in on readings from children's authors - all mostly from the Kelpies publisher - and it was honestly a good laugh. Got talking to author Lari Don after it, and she's pretty cool. Ended up buying more books, and right now I'm looking across at my main bookshelves and they're a horrible mess. I really need to tidy it up... Not something I'm looking forward to doing

Mood wise, I'm pretty much the same? Not good, not terrible but really not good. I spend most of my time wanting to sleep but that's really gone to hell in a handbasket. Plus the weird and unsettling dreams are back and... yeah, not the best thing in the world.

Not long till I go to London - I go about the 6th July - so trying to save money up. It's a lot sooner than I thought and I still have Father's Day and Dad's birthday to get through before then. Here's hoping things work out pretty well.

Wonder Woman next week! Looking forward to it. We pre-booked tickets for opening day because both brother boy and Dad agreed that out of all superhero movies, this is the one we want to do well at the box office. Not really got much else to say apart from that. Really sleepy.

Hope you're all doing good!
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And just like that, it appears to be Monday morning again. I'm consoling myself wth the knowledge that if I survive this Monday, I've got the next two off. The 29th is a Bank Holiday and then I've got the 5th booked off as a holiday to recover from Collectormania.

It was a good weekend though. I didn't achieve everything that I'd hoped to but I got a fair amount done. I caught up on laundry, I actually put it all away. I sorted out the junk on the spare bed and even put the towels away. I got over 1000 words written on the Teacher!Daniel AU. I cooked a couple of delicious (and low calorie!) meals. I went on a couple of walks, both of which were 1.6 miles - and are the reason I didn't get a lot of housework done, because ow!

I lost 2lb last week. That's a total of 19lb this year, bringing my weight down to 14st 2lb/198lb without actually dieting. Really starting to run out of trousers but frustratingly still somewhere between a 16 and an 18. ARGH

Today in work I'd like to keep on top of things. I don't even remember what my email count was on Friday but I know I was on Wednesdays emails. I know I've only got about 6 pages of queries.
I'd like to be able to get on with some of the Facilities admin that I've been neglecting because I've not had time and I'm kind of wondering if I can get away with writing when no-one's looking. Jack and Daniel are being quite chatty and I'm pretty good going for like the next three or four scenes.

Tonight I'd like to go on another 1.6m walk, I'd like to do the dishes I didn't do last night (bad Cassie!) and I'd like to wipe down all the kitchen counters and sort out the piles of stuff on the kitchen table. If I'm able, I'd like to vacuum downstairs but if I'm not, that can wait til tomorrow. I'd like to at least write to the end of the Jack & Daniel coffee scene that's in my head and I'd like to start catching up on commenting on DW/LJ

That may all be a little... daunting. We'll see!

The Morning Wibble )

y I do dis.

May. 20th, 2017 05:40 pm
merikuru: (*facepalm*)
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So. GCrest, the makers of the silly prince game?

They have made another game - Akane Sasu Sekai de Kimi to Utau. (Which, provided I am not totally brainfried and out of practice, translates roughly to "Singing With You in the Red-Glowing World".) AkaSeka, for short.

It's a sort of historically based thing - think along the lines of Harukanaru Toki no Naka de mixed with Samurai Warriors - about a girl who's dragged to this world because she's the legendary Priestess of Sunlight, and has the power to help return sunlight to the world that is basically stuck in a perpetual twilight.

And it's eating my soul. *sighs*

(There is a character who makes puns. Seriously. He can't go FIVE MINUTES without a terrible pun. And he laughs at his own puns as if they're the best ever. Is it any wonder I approve?)

...I really didn't need another game obsession, even if this is a lot easier to play left-handed than Yume100 is. Bah.
werepuppyblack: (Batman Beyond vs Spider-Girl)
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... I have no reason for the title other than the song coming into my head. That, and I received goodies in the mail that I had saved up for and am excited they are here and want to share them with you



First off: I need to apologise for the mess behind them. I've been re-organizing my figure display lately and I am still not happy with it. I've got a feeling a lot of them will end up back in their boxes for a while, while I work out what I want to do. Also, sorry for photo quality, I took it with my phone.

Anyway: yes! Pullip Fantastic Alice from the Regeneration series, and Isul Classical Mad Hatter. They're both really adorable and I never realised just how big the boxes for these dolls were. I think I may need to take the braid spray and wig comb to Isul's hair because it feels a bit tangled. It's also very big and makes him a little inclined to lean back. Alice;s is very easy in comparison, and just needed a quick comb through to be presentable.

My first Pullips! I am so excited, and somehow very unsurprised they ended up being related to a book I like. If I was going to chose any other to save up and get next, it'd likely be Anne Shirley. I don't know if I will, but it's a thought that's on the back-burner. For now, I'm just going to really enjoy having these two around and hopefully take some nice pictures.

TGIF & a wibble

May. 19th, 2017 07:09 am
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[personal profile] badfalcon
This morning seems to have come around awfully quickly. My Fitbit says I got 6hr 47mins sleep and spent 52 minutes restless but it feels like it was lying. I don't feel like I got almost 7 hours. Zzz!

I do recall some pretty Sheppard/Mitchell dreams. Nothing specific just the way that Cam tends to be like an octopus when he sleeps and Shep wonders exactly how many arms the man has. Not that he's complaining.

Work email goal is 50. It's a short day though since we have POETS and I lose an hour so maybe I'm over-reaching a little. We'll see what the day brings. I can't think of anything specific in work that I particularly want to achieve.
Tonight I'd like to go for another walk, go to Tesco and Asda and see if I can get some new work trousers and/or jeans that fit, write the next scene of the SG1 fic and do some laundry. That shouldn't all be too taxing

First things first, I need to go and shower so I shall leave you with The Morning Wibble )

Oooh a torture chamber

May. 18th, 2017 09:23 pm
badfalcon: (Forgive Me Father)
[personal profile] badfalcon
It's been a pretty positive day.

Work was... y'know, it was work but it behaved. I got my emails down to under 90, I cleared a page or so of processing queries, I solved an on-going utility company issue, I fixed a 17-month-old overpayment. No one was shouting or screaming for anything and a couple of people even thanked me for my help. I had some nice email chats with [personal profile] charlies_dragon and I had pretty Sheppard/Mitchell images dancing around my head

I went for a walk after work this evening, nothing special, just over a mile and a quarter, around the block, up the hill and through the graveyard, then back to the flat. The first walk for the sake of walking that I'd been on since I tore the ligament in my knee in March. My knee is telling me right now - and for the last couple hours - that it's ouchie and not happy with me but it's not in a rebellious kinda way, just in the 'what did we just do?' kind. It felt good to just... walk. :)

Food wise I had one of those meals where it's the end of the week and I'm just using up random ingredients that are left over in the fridge. I had cheesy scrambled egg with hot dogs and steamed mixed veg. Yeah, I know but it was pretty tasty actually.

My evening has been pretty chilled. I didn't get any more of the [community profile] stargate_summer fic written but I did catch up on Lucifer and watch a couple of episodes of Gotham. Nearly finished S1 so I need to get myself a copy of S2. I'm finishing up sitting in bed, typing this up and reading my book. Soon there will be sleep and then tomorrow is Friday \o/
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Bathroom Book

Death of the Liberal Class - Chris Hedges

Periodical

The Economist: Trumponomics What it is, and why its dangerous (May 13th - 19th, 2017)
The Economist 1843: Teaching robots right from wrong (June & July 2017)

Evening Read

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization of Democracy - Francis Fukuyama

Death of the Liberal Class by Peter Hedges has moved from being my evening read to my bathroom read. It is a quick book that I have already picked up the theme from in the opening introduction. Sadly, I am reading it now just to finish it and make sure that I do not miss any points. The Economist is on my hit list this week for the periodical. I should mention that I hold subsciptions for four periodicals that I read on a regular basis: The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Maclean's and Lapham's Quarterly. You will see issues of particular note rotate weekly through this post. If robotics is an interest of yours, I recommend tracking down the most recent issue of The Economist 1843 magazine. Trump continues to dominate my periodicals. And lastly, I am re-reading Political Order and Political Decay by my favourite social scientist Francis Fukyama. This is just because I love reading this stuff and maybe I am feeling a little more decay these days among our political institutions.

Not Dead

May. 18th, 2017 09:53 am
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[personal profile] penlessej
...I swear I am still alive. Barely however. I pulled my back out over the weekend helping Meganne set-up the new garden plot. Something about using the right shovel for the right job in the future. At any rate, I was out of work for two days and virtually our of commission entirely until yesterday. And I've been playing catch up since then.

Apologies to everyone. I'll try and get out an I'm Reading post shortly for the week and get back to PM and messages that I have yet to (how rude!) respond to.

Finally actually Thursday

May. 18th, 2017 07:34 am
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[personal profile] badfalcon
I was so convinced yesterday morning that it was Thursday, completely heartbroken when I got to work and realised it was on Wednesday *cries* Thankfully, today is Thursday this time!

The last couple days have been as manic work wise as expected, and Tuesday I basically got nothing done. Nothing. So stressful and the tour of our customer area ended up being about 3 times as long as planned and I was on my feet for over 2.5 hours. I was in PAIN.

Yesterday, despite not being Thursday, was pretty good. I even discovered I was wearing a size 16 top which was awesome - gonna have to start looking around at work trousers cos all my 18s are falling off me. Considering I was a 20 at the beginning of the year and I'm going shopping for size 16 trousers, that's a pretty incredible feeling you guys!

I managed to get over 600 words written last night, about 2/3 of the scene that I've been struggling with the most so that made me feel pretty good. Hoping to get that scene finished tonight and maybe move on to the post scene in Daniel's office. A Jack & Daniel scene is always pretty easy to flow through so I'm excited.

Today is hopefully going to be more of the same. A good work day, there's nothing booked for Learning Week today so I'd like to get my emails back to below 100 and have nothing go wrong. I'd like to finish reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I'd like to try and get close to my step goal. I'd like to write another couple hundred words on my fic.

Some pretty )

Show Me the Way to Easy Street

May. 17th, 2017 11:18 pm
werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
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Space Buddies


It... has not been the easiest of weeks.

Brother Boy's birthday went pretty well. We were in town all day, and then I slept all the next day and the day after that because I fully expended all my energy by trying to keep up and keep happy so Brother Boy would not complain of me 'ruining' things. He did like his gift - a pocket digital radio - but I had to go exchange it today because there were issues with the battery section of it. This is why we keep receipts, in case stuff goes wrong.

I have an appointment with my psychologist tomorrow and honestly my mood hasn't improved much since I saw her last. Maybe a little better, but not where I would have liked to be on my little graph thing. Yeah, I have a mood tracker app that graphs my moods for me. It's a thing. I am trying to do things that will improve my mood though. I got the Galavant: the Unreleased Collection and made a playlist of all the music in the correct order. That's been really fun to listen to. I also booked tickets for me, Dad, and Brother Boy to go see Wonder Woman the day it comes out in the cinema.

I am thinking that it might help if I get my bookshelves in order because tidy room can lead to a tidy mind, I just have no energy to get into actually doing that. I will. Soon. I hope. I'm also still selling stuff off to clear and make room in my room and just... yeah. Probably going to clear out some books that I haven't read in a long time and have no real desire to re-read. Maybe some comics too. I don't quite know yet.

Doctor Who is proving entertaining. I'm gleefully awaiting the multi-Master episode. It'll be the first time one has been done on the show. (Big Finish did a drama on it years ago, I'll need to see about getting it.)

Purchase wise... Got some books. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan, Spellslinger by Sebstien de Castell, and How to be A Bawse by Lilly Singh. I'm reading the latter at the moment as I like her causal narrative style. Also got some new bedding made of jersey cotton which is so lovely and soft and makes me very happy. It's a plain light grey, but I like it and it's comfortable which is the most important thing. I'm looking at some Wonder Woman themed tops online because why not?

Actually, I managed to make enough from sales to order my very first Pullips! According to tracking they arrive tomorrow with any luck. I'm getting the Fantastic Alice Regeneration Series and the Isul Classical Mad Hatter. I am very pleased with both of these, and count myself immensely luck to have been able to afford the pair. They were eBay finds, and the seller was in the UK so that kept costs down.

Ideally I'd like to find the <a href="http://www.pulliphome.com/anne-shirley/>Anne Shirley Regeneration Series</a> but I think that one will be a bit out of my price range for a bit. Still, looking is no real issue. I'm just hoping this doesn't start a trend in me getting a lot of Pullips - my bank balance will not thank me for it, lol. Um... Only other interesting thing to note is that I'm slowly managing to eat meals again. Still having some issues with it, but we're getting there. Guess that's all for now.

Gunpla Photography

May. 17th, 2017 07:52 am
kalloway: (Destiny Impulse)
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Clearing out my LJ Scrapbook...

I took a lot of pictures of Gundam model kits, but mostly while building or when finished where they're just standing on my desk. However, I found a few much nicer pictures and I figured I'd share these over here. ^_^

Pics under cut )
badfalcon: (J2)
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Ooph but I feel fuzzy this morning. Possibly too much sleep combined with the cutting down of sugar? I don't know but ugh. There will definitely be caffeine to kickstart me.

I did, however, wake up to a wonderful image of John Sheppard bound, in the shower, hands over his head, crouching and thoroughly wet. He was also servicing someone but I didn't see who.

I'm not even bothering with a to-do list for work today. It is going to be a hell of a day. There is a meeting at 08:30 about a new company we've taken over that we're having so many issues with invoices. And who schedules an 08:30 meeting?
After the meeting, it'll be focussing on payment runs.
Then, this afternoon, as part of this whole 'learning week' thing, we've got a tour of the Low Voltage Equipment division. Admittedly, I'm looking forward to that.

So, basically, today is about hoping nothing goes tits up while I'm not at my desk... Wish me luck?

The Morning Wibble )

... Of Mice and Men

May. 15th, 2017 09:01 pm
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The thing about having plans and goals and to-dos is that I have to remember that it's not the end of the world when my day doesn't follow them the way I was hoping.

Today, my plan was to get my work emails down to 50 and sort through the paperwork of all my outstanding queries, chase things up etc. After work I was going to go to Tesco to buy carrots and cleaning wipes, I was going to catch up on laundry and dishes, I was going to go for a walk, I was going to wipe down all the kitchen counters and sort out the junk on the kitchen table. I was also going to write at least 250 words on Teacher!Daniel, and type up my notes for Lorne/Cam and Sam/Daniel fics that I'd been texting with [personal profile] charlies_dragon

I got to work and had 101 emails. Not too bad, only 12 more than when I left on Friday. But I left the day with 120. I didn't get a chance to look at a single ongoing query. The day started with an urgent update to our computers because of that ransomware that hit Europe over the weekend. We had an email from IT with pictures and step-by-step instructions. Could anyone else in the department figure theirs out? Nope, I ended up doing everyone's for them. That lost an hour.

This afternoon we then had an hour and a half's seminar on 'wellbeing', about looking after ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally and socially. Identifying triggers. It was like being in a freaking CBT session, although there were some helpful tips on creating habits and rituals. We're all going to be sent an Energy Audit so we can assess the areas in our lives we need to focus on and create goals and plans and share them in the next session.
Yay?

I did get to Tesco, and I did buy carrots and cleaning wipes. Nothing else. I did get the dishes done. I did make a healthy dinner. I did make my packup for tomorrow.
Sadly, I did not get any laundry done, I did not go for a walk, I did not wipe down the kitchen and sort out the junk. I did not write any fic or type up any notes. But, I also did not go to the shop and buy chocolate but instead had a glass of water and an apple with peanut butter.

All in all, I think today has been a win.

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May. 14th, 2017 06:30 pm
kalloway: (Fafner 2)
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\o/ Went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy v.2 last night and it was just so very, very good.

(and then got more sleep! I slept like sixteen hours on Friday, which sort of wasted the whole day/night but considering how utterly horribly I slept all week, I'll take whatever sleep I can get)

Other than that, I'm closing in on the end of Kiddy Grade, yet again~ Though I own a set of the official release, it's eight discs with only ~three episodes per disc. I also own a three disc bootleg set with ~eight episodes per disc and it's obvious which is better for marathons. (It looks like there's a newer re-release with four discs that I maaay need to pick up, just because.)

Someday I'll finish hunting down all the untranslated novels and manga, too. I think I have one complete sidestory so far...

Not much else going on. I also haven't made much progress on the bookroom/comic-con list, but I still have a few days.

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