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Wincon was a thing!

Wincon was a great thing. I am very excited for next year. I will not get grabbed by a crackhead in a 7/11 next year. Next year, we will go to Vegas :D Next year, [livejournal.com profile] lavendergaia and [livejournal.com profile] road_rhythm are coming and it will be awesome.

Travelling with [livejournal.com profile] lavishsqualor was the best idea I ever made, I would not have been able to go without her <3 Everyone I met was amazing, I am just so glad to have gone. And you know, happy to be home. Fuck, it was hot in Texas :P

I have a lot of thoughts about airports, and also about the nature of transformative works and fandom, but I'm too tired to type them all up. Maybe when I've slept off some of the excitement.

<33
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I slept for 3 hours this morning. Before that, I'd had 2 hours of sleep in 4 days. So I'm at 5 hours in as many days.

I've had strep throat since September and there's been talk of removing my tonsils, but we're trying more antibiotics and, uhhhh. Those other ones. Steroids. Yeeeeah.

There was a big blow out fighty argument at work yesterday. I think I'm okay? We'll find out tomorrow when I go back in.

So I hate everything. Everything makes me angry or sad or upset. I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with me apart from insomnia and low iron (I had a B12 shot Friday, but I may need another one). Who knows. Another mystery.

Besides everyone at work, apparently everyone else I know kind of detests me right now. It's like the Derwid-Loeverhastel Principle, but in reverse. Sorry for what basically amounts to my entire life right now, everyone who knows me. This is Leen, in all her glory. It's probably just easier to hate me and think I'm a moody fuck. I'm down for that. I've been through it all before. It's (I'm) going to get worse before I get better.
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Happy birthday, Scorpie! My perfect zombie pie! <33

I Got This For You )
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (puppy paws)
Some of my new friends from school )



Most of these pictures were taken while the power was out, and on my Blackberry, so they're all... not great pictures. Sorry dudes.

ilu guys

Sep. 13th, 2010 10:07 am
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (i wish i could quit hogwarts)
"If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal."
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (spannerin' time (doctor))
I got some superglue on my fingers and it feels super weird. Like. Crunchy. My fingers should not be crunchy.

Last week one of the roommates had a friend over. Tonight, the other roommate has a friend over. My sister says I have no friends because none of my friends ever come over. I think she phoned specifically to tell me this. What a loving family.

Today was the dog walkathon, aka rainathon. I need to stop doing charity walking on days when we're having a downpour. We raised over five hundred bucks though. Katie and I didn't actually bring either of our dogs because to get to the place where the walk was hosted, it was going to be at least an hour and half walk (plus the hour and half walk for the walkathon, plus the hour and half walk back). We opted to bus instead. There were plenty of dogs there and the rescue still got our money. Everyone wins.

We stopped at the farmer's market on the way home and I ate some carrot and pretended I was a snowman. Shut up, I'm totally classy.

I move one week from today. AH PANIC.

Katie broke the shower and the superglue didn't work (augh, now it's on my fingers for no reason) so we "fixed" it with a wrench we liberated from Janis. Everyone wins!

I've also started saying 'everyone wins!' a lot.
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (i really like this)
So Write Until You Die July ended with the month this morning and I have to say I am SO IMPRESSED.

I'm impressed with the dedication and support of my fellow writers, impressed with the incredible amount of words they produced and I'm impressed with how impressed they are with themselves. I love my writing group and I love the awesomeness we produce just by being together.

1,500 words a day for 31 days would have brought me to 46,500 words. I finished with 44,381 and I am damn proud of me.

I hope we do this again next year (I, alas, might be taking a bye on Nanowrimo this year).

So before I go... WUDJ, before I go I just want to tell you you were fantastic, absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I.


unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (red and yellow girl)
I know that this might be a wildly unpopular opinion, but I have been refraining from saying it for so long that I think it's actually caused me physical pain. [livejournal.com profile] bluehippos, I know you're never going to speak to me again for this, but I need to put it out there.

I intensely dislike Wil Wheaton. He drives me up the frickin' wall. He always has.

THERE I SAID IT AND I'M NOT TAKING IT BACK. I feel a lot better now, how about you guys?

Got some awesome postcards in the mail today. They have horses on them. I'm pretty stoked to use them.

Started my story for [livejournal.com profile] spnrarepairs sometime between yesterday and today. It's strange and I'm scared. Someone should hold me. Or agree to beta it for me. Or both. Yeah, probably both. It's like, almost 900 words of O.o

Favourite Doctor Who quote of all time: Never ignore a coincidence. Unless you're busy, in which case, always ignore a coincidence.*

And on that note, did anyone else who watched 5x11 kind of want a Doctor Who/Stonehenge Apocalypse crossover? Anybody? Bueller? Just me and my crazy crossover brain again? Alright then. I'll be over here, plotting and stroking my plotting beard. I can see it already. This would be the cover, with clearly what would be the best title of anything ever (Cover mock-up contains vague spoilers for Who and S.A.). I need to stop thinking of crossovers before I get myself in trouble.

[livejournal.com profile] epiphanyx7 is moving today. Moving far, far away from me. I am sad and also thirsty. It's pretty much the worst mix of feelings ever.



*Gibbs would not approve.
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (big hug (lilo and stitch))
Sometimes, you're watching something and you think 'yeah, I could literally watch these two all day and never get bored of their interactions.' Sometimes, it's the banter, or the way they just work together to do whatever they're doing, or maybe they don't like each other, but circumstances are forcing them to have to co-operate. Maybe it's the UST or the familial love or the look character A gets when he/she/it/they look at character B. Whatever it is, there's something about that relationship that you connect with.

Some of my favourites to watch, with relevant (I hope) quotes from text. )
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (sad -> llama face)
So I am sick. And when I get sick, I get horribly whiny.

I blame it on never getting enough love when I was sick as a child. My mother is a nurse, so when I had the flu she was always 'yeah and? It's the flu. Come back when you have legionnaires.' The time I had mono, she was pretty sure I was just lying to get out of school, so she threatened to ship me off to military school or to live with my father (both would have been terrible beyond reason, let's be honest). But blood tests confirmed I had mono and an ultrasound confirmed that my spleen was enlarged and ready to pop. But I didn't die that time, which on one hand is awesome and on the other hand if I had died then I wouldn't be sick and whiny now so...

Yesterday I actually managed to pull myself from bed and go to visit [livejournal.com profile] epiphanyx7 who made me noddles and a blanket fort and let me watch Battlestar Galatica on her couch. Then she read me stories and I wandered home. I love her very very much. I will call her Faithful #2 and when the revolution comes, she will not be eaten. As for the rest of you... We shall see.

Today though, I have fully nested in my bed and I am not getting up. Unless I need to pee, but I think that's a given.

If it wasn't a fever dream, Katie came in here, woke me up and took my bank card. If that is the case, she is called Enemy of the New State #2 and when the revolution comes, she'll be met with a fate worse than being eaten. If it was a dream, then she is forgiven. For now.

GUYS. I think what I'm trying to say is that I'm sick and cold meds make my brain a melty goo mess and then I say strange things and I have a fort.
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (gen -> my name on a tiger)
Days 'o' Blog Count: 29/31

Went to Bean's and watched Newsies and Center Stage. Newsies rocked (as per usual), Center Stage was ridiculously, hilariously bad. I will pretend it was bad on purpose.

Bean's cat makes me miss having a normal cat. My cat is so wicked and bloodthirsty, it's like living with a storybook Viking instead of a fluffy feline.

We're still working on our AU big bang. I would like to say I am awesome and making things fly along at an alarmingly brisk pace, but in truth I have written one sentence, I think, that is still hanging on and hasn't been edited out yet. Fingers crossed, it'll make it to the final draft.

31 Days 'o' Blog Super Special Fun Features
Quote of the Day: Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. [John Esrkine]

Fact of the Day: A person breathes 7 quarts of air every minute.

Pretty Picture of the Day: here )

Song of the Day: 'Goin Out West' Tom Waits. This song makes me feel something. I'm not sure what.

The Final Thought: I need to stop hanging out with Bean because she makes bad things happen (in the best way).
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (wtf -> lazer kitty)
So I've had some unfortunate run-ins between real life and my journal. I originally set this up (almost six whole years ago, holy crap) to be my completely unapologetic outlet for my frustrations, joys, sadnesses, crazy, &c &c. I think the time has come to set up some sort of friends only policy. Not fully, but some of the more personal bsnss. Also, filters. So if you give a crap, here's this:

[Poll #1509801]


Also, lazer-eyes kitty is quickly becoming my favourite icon! What!? It can't possibly beat out RPlant as my default... can it?
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (ilu -> hug me bitch)
Days 'o' Blog Count: 01/31

Last night was New Year's Eve (really!) and some of us went to Karl's parents' hotel for the night. It was, in a word, bitchin'. We had drinks and a bonfire and nachos and did I mention a bonfire?

Karl's parents were totally awesome and their hotel is gorgeous and the bonfire was huuuuge. His dad kept throwing gasoline on it to make it burn brighter and there was a point where they tossed on some old lawn chairs and we got to watch them melt.

They were trying to burn down an old (supposedly dead, I have no idea) tree but the tree just did not want to catch. It got charred pretty bad on the one side though. Poor tree.

We were all supposed to go out and see Avatar in 3D tonight but I don't think I've slept properly since my birthday so I passed on the movie and came home to lie down.

So last night was all nice and shit, besides not being able to sleep because I was worried about coyotes getting into the liquor, breaking into the house we were sleeping in, raping our women and beating our children. Because I hear they do that.

Also proved last night that I can still do a somersault.


31 Days 'o' Blog Super Special Fun Features
Quote of the Day: Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. [Robert Orben]

Fact of the Day: There was a Viking called Ivar Ragnarsson, nicknamed Ivar the Boneless or Ivar the Legless who may have actually not had legs or maybe was lame but either way he had to be carried about on his shield and still conquered York without a problem.

Pretty Picture of the Day: here )

Song of the Day: 'For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti', Sufjan Stevens. Banjo music, ftw. I originally heard this song as part of a fantastic fanmix and it quickly made it's way into my everyday rotation. His voice is like, haunting, idek.

The Final Thought: Katie brought me roast beef sandwich and it's frickin delicious.
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (redheaded angel lily)
I was out far too late doing far too many silly things of the role playing variety last night, as is customary when my spirits are low.

I sometimes think I am better at being someone else than I am at being be. My silly games take me away from me temporarily (or as away as my character allows. Sometimes they are very much like me) and it is lighthearted fun. And it usually turns racy, which is shameful to admit.

It was decided last night, however, after reviewing some of my principle characters, that I have a type. Yes, a type. This, I think, more than anything else, shamed me. Even when I am pretending to be someone else, it's all vaguely the same person. But it's alright because all of the people I roleplay with have the same exact problem. Sure, we're predictable, but it's consistent.

In other, more pressing but no more boring and whiny, news: my keyboard has a magic button on it somewhere that whenever I hit it while typing, it changes my keyboard set up and makes all my punctuation go pear-shaped. Problem here is I don't know which button it is and it's immensely frustrating. Because I hit it all the time! Then I have to close whatever program I'm working in and reopen it. This will drive me literally insane during nano, I think.
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (beer me strength)
Talked to mom tonight, she's home and doing okay. I don't like the sounds of what will go wrong if she screws up her new diet. Explosions and dino attacks, basically.

Went to 100 George's with the people. It was nice, for the most part. Saw some people from work who felt the need to talk to me. I should try to be more open and accepting, but they wait until they're loaded to try to start a conversation. I mean, I'm not to most entertaining person as a general rule, maybe they need to be drunk. Speaking of, my new favourite drink is a Candy Apple martini. YUM and a half.

*melodrama*

Tomorrow I get to see Janis and Ace though, which will be nice and geeky. I also have to buy some stuff for GGC and maybe review some OAL courses that it has been quietly recommended that I take.

(OAL = Outdoor Activity Leadership)
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Mama's surgery went well, apparently, and she was up and moving before bed, which is awesome.

Katie sensed my stress level and FINALLY caved and bought me an ostrich. He's titchy, but he's all mine! I'll have to give him a kickass name. Taking suggestions from you, internet.

And speaking of gifts, I got an early (just a little) Christmas present from Janis. It's a Hufflepuff-slash-camping blanket and it doubles as a weapon if I ever have to fight the Green Lantern. The real gift was getting to make it with Janis though (awww, how sweet of me).

I have to sleep or else I might physically injure someone at work tomorrow. They gave us new adjustment limits (down from 150$ to 100$ and then down from 100$ to 25$. That's a huge jump!!) and it's been a source of aggravation in the last 48 hours. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

That's practically my new mantra. I need it on a tee shirt.
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (totally awesome txt)
Tonight I learned how to play solitaire showdown, so in the first game I kicked Aimee's butt. I think she's regretting ever having met me. But I seriously love playing cards so I might have to let her win a few so she keeps playing with me.

Going with Katie to the mall tomorrow for tomatacodo bagels, aka: best food on earth. I'm going to sleep a little hopefully first though.
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (llama again)
I unfortunately just had to spend a few moments explaining the difference between bunny rabbits and horses. Katie's friend thing is under the impression that pets are the most expensive things to have, specifically the bunny that Katie wants. A bunny from the cheap pet store that will cost 15$ and about 20$ a month to keep. He was thinking they cost somewhere in the neighbourhood of 300$ and possibly needed some sort of personal assistant. I facepalmed a little. Ugh.
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (sucks out loud txt)
Today, Katie told someone not to hug me because I was sick and ugly.

She tried to defend this by assuring us she meant 'annoying', not 'ugly'.

Yay friends?
unavoidedcrisis: girl lying on the ground with playing cards scattered over her (beer me strength)
I've never been to one before.

Or, I had never been to one before tonight.

Couple of landmarks for Leen today:

1) kissed a stranger in exchange for underwear. He tasted like gin, was actually very cute (Jamie thought so) and his name was 'Alex'.

2) got shot down on an international level. Oh yes, local boys fear me and now Irish boys do as well. I do good work.

3) realized I was drinking too much/too fast and stopped! Yeah, normally I'd just keep drinking. I did a responsible thingy.

4) made my 1,000 tweet (aka: twitter post). It was re: Mal assuring me we wouldn't get murdered by the strangers in the cars we were heckling, they would most likely just rape us. Major luls.

5) was totally at peace with my appearance. I found my favourite bra while cleaning out my clothes today. My chest looked amazing (but only to Canadians, not Europeans) and my hair had this lovely little windswept thing going on (at least in my mind).

6) stayed out later than KT. That never happens.

Yeah, so clearly I have made some bad decisions, and I'm kind of okay with that. Especially because I don't think I'm going to be hung over in the morning.

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