sohotrightnow: ([atla] you added a rainbow)
This was lots of fun when I did it...lolololol oh geez, more than a year ago, let's do it again! Leave a comment and I'll post an image I have saved on my computer/phone with no explanation.
sohotrightnow: ([atla] you added a rainbow)
OK soooo I missed a lot of the questions (they were all great! I definitely want to try to get more of them answered over time, lol ADHD what even is time management). One I really liked, though, and am still a couple of days late on but whatever, better late than never, was from [personal profile] sobota: Tell us something new you learnt this month.

Courtesy of [personal profile] newredshoes, who shared this on Twitter, I learned that Ava DuVernay was 33 when she first picked up a camera. As a recently-32-year-old who is trying to get back into writing, and trying to do new things in general, this was deeply gratifying for me, and something I'm considering writing on a post-it and keeping on the corkboard where I put encouraging things and notes from friends.
sohotrightnow: A T. Rex skeleton, covered with plastic pink flamingos. ([etc] send help)
I didn't think to do this until January was nearly over so let's try the topics meme this month instead! Pick a day in February and a subject, and I'll see if I can come up with something to say. (Here's my fic and my Tumblr, if you want an idea of I am/have been into fannishly. Non-fandom stuff is welcome, too, of course!)

8. [personal profile] musesfool -- hopes, general or specific, for Episode VIII
9. [personal profile] philippos42 -- music from my childhood
10. [personal profile] rebecca_selene -- favorite place I've traveled to/visited
12. [personal profile] philippos42 -- romance
14. [personal profile] maidenjedi -- dream crossover pairing and perfect first date for them
15. [personal profile] sobota -- Where will you be in five years?
17. [personal profile] summerstorm -- fanfic in general
20. [personal profile] sobota -- What country would you live in if you had unlimited resources?
28. [personal profile] sobota -- Tell us something new you learnt this month.
sohotrightnow: Han Solo, shrugging and smiling ([sw] ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
Grab the nearest book, flip to page 117, the second sentence is your life in 2017.
"Such a view leads, scientifically, to absurdity, emotionally, to fatalism, and therapeutically, to impotence." (Oliver Sacks, Migraine)
brb can't stop laughing about the serendipity
sohotrightnow: Buffy Summers, hands on her hips, smiling and looking satisfied. ([buffy] darkness is a harsh term)
So, just for fun, let's do a variation of a meme I saw making the rounds on Twitter: Leave a comment and I'll post an image I have saved on my computer with no explanation.

EDIT: You know what, it's pretty quiet around here and I've got a whole bunch of stuff on my computer, let's make it three images per comment!
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. (Default)
I recall this meme being fun the last time I was here, sooooo let's try it again, by way of getting back in the habit of posting! Pick a date and give me a topic, and I'll ramble about that topic on your chosen date. Crossposted to my tumblr, too, since I wouldn't mind getting in the habit of doing something besides reblogging there, too.

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sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([stock] all of a sudden I heard a note)
Let's do that December meme! (Spoiler alert: I may do it for January, as well, so just consider yourselves warned.) You can check my tags or my Twitter for ideas, or just throw something completely out of your own head at me -- food, drink, tv, books, my cleaning routine, my pets, whatever. And feel free to request two or three things, if there are still a lot of open days; I don't generally get much of a response on these types of things.

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December 11: The awesome women of Arrested Development and why we forgive Lindsay for being Lindsay, for [personal profile] cruisedirector
December 12: The comfiest thing that you own and why it is awesome, for [personal profile] poisontaster
December 13: Fry and Tonks [my cats], for [personal profile] schmerica
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December 15: Travel, for [personal profile] ishie
December 16: Why Awesome Ladies Are Important In Media, for [personal profile] helens78
December 17: Judi Dench as M, for [personal profile] likeadeuce
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December 19: Cocktails, for [personal profile] tellitslant
December 20: Favorite ocean animal, for [profile] lady_krysis
December 21: Torah study, for [personal profile] octette
December 22: Cookie Monster, for [personal profile] philippos42
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December 26: Thor, for [personal profile] musesfool
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December 28: Pets I Never Had (For Reasons), for [personal profile] ishie
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December 30: Why Buffy can cross over with everything, for [personal profile] inlovewithnight
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sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([bandom] only thing I ain't got baby)
Oh my god this meme is amazing. Especially since I don't seem to be able to manage actual writing at the moment.
Give me a pairing and I will tell you:
who is the big spoon/little spoon
what is their favorite non-sexual activity
who uses all the hot water in the morning
what they order from take out
what is the most trivial thing they fight over
who does most of the cleaning
what has a season pass in their DVR
who controls the netflix queue
who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working
who steals the blankets
who leaves their stuff around
who remembers to buy the milk
who remembers anniversaries
Give me multiple pairings if you want, actually. And crossover pairings are, naturally, completely encouraged. Who knows, maybe I'll even manage a drabble or two off of it.

Fandoms: Once Upon A Time, Buffy, Angel, Harry Potter, AtLA, NuWho, LotR, Community, Parks & Rec, ASoI&F (with the warning that I still haven't read the latest book, so my info is not the latest), and basically anything I've written (of course, if I've had a ridiculous discussion with you about some stupid crossover pairing or whatever, feel free to throw that one at me, as well; SPN isn't on the list, for example, but obviously I am more than happy to tell you about Buffy and John Winchester's Netflix queue, or Cassie and Wood's).

I completely forgot about Once Upon A Time until just now. :( I was all excited this morning, too. I am just not in the habit of watching things in real time, is the problem. Oh well, that's something to watch on On Demand after work tomorrow. NO SPOILERS PLEASE.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([dw] seek a newer world)
Who! I enjoyed it, plus I had some major problems with it, but there's really only one line I have felt any major need to comment on: not really all that spoilery at all, but just in case )

I'mma just steal [ profile] drunktuesdays's version of this meme b/c I feel it is about 500% more accurate for this journal than the one I've seen elsewhere.
I think there's that meme about not knowing each other and asking questions or whatever but let's be real, y'all know me like a book that's one page long and the page is actually just a sign that blinks OPEN. But if I'm wrong and you have a question ASK IT. I love talking about myself.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([stock] rule over this land)
There is actually some mildly interesting stuff going on in my offline life right now -- well, no, that's almost entirely a lie, but there is actually stuff I have FEELINGS about going on -- but words are hard, so HEY LOOK IT'S A LOVE MEME.

Why am I still awake, that was a bad call on my part. Also writing is still the worst and I don't understand why I can't have a small team of little elves to magically get stories out of my head and into perfect manuscript (or fanfic) form. I don't think that's too much to ask for, Internet, I really don't.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([atla] zuko can totally do undercover)

this is possibly as perfect a representation of my soul as I have ever managed to create, just fyi.

Also I would just like to say that I am really sick of flashbacks. They are terrible, in case you guys were wondering. Now that the not being able to even be around other people part has died down a bit, FUCK IT I'M PUTTING ON SOMETHING CUTE AND GOING TO LA TASCA FOR CHEAP SANGRIA.
sohotrightnow: ([buffy] but you're just a girl)
Give me 2-9 actors. I'll put my music on shuffle, and create a movie synopsis based on those actors and the first song that comes up.

Most of my writing energy has been going towards original ideas lately, actually, so you might get graphics and maybe even a drabble or three, IDK. GO FOR IT, DUDES, GO FOR IT. And feel free to leave multiple combos, this is such a fun meme.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([etc] I like to lol)
i. What the hell, I put my name in over at the holiday love meme.

ii. UGHHHHH I HAVE MISSED SO MANY BIRTHDAYS. [personal profile] cruisedirector! [personal profile] fox1013! [profile] pearl_o! ILU so much, bbs, happy birthday to all of you. I'm sure I have missed and will miss more, so really, happy birthday to all of you.

iii. [personal profile] inlovewithnight and I have been tearing through HIMYM from the beginning! It's good times. Basically I ship various combinations of all of the characters. But especially Lily/Robin and, for some reason, this time around, Ted/Barney. IL when Ted trolls Barney so much, you guys, I can't even tell you. "SCREAMING IS FUN!!!!"

iv. I've been re-reading the HP books straight through -- finished OotP last night and got through the first few chapters of HBP on the commute this morning. There is so much fic I want this time around. Mostly, though, people need to give me recs for Ginny/Luna, because holy shit I am shipping it so hard this time through. I'd been vaguely into Harry/Luna on previous reads, and especially in the movies, but this time I'm like ALL OF THE GINNY/LUNA PLEASE.

Also, I think most of you know this already, but anyone who says anything bad about Ginny gets defriended, no question. THINK I'M KIDDING? GO AHEAD AND TRY IT. It is ridiculous how defensive I am of Ginny, ugh. /o\ SHE IS JUST SO GREAT. The "I forgot"/"lucky you" moment in OotP is probably one of my top moments in the entire fucking series for any character. She is pretty and kind of mean and ughhhh the way her trauma is always there in the background, I JUST LOVE HER SO MUCH.

I'm even kind of fond of capslock!Harry this time through. HE JUST HAS SO MANY ~FEELINGS~; I want fic about him and Zuko hanging out and yelling about their ~FEELINGS~ and how nobody understands them. Also I kind of want epic Lavendar/Parvati (or just Lavendar and Parvati gen, but slash would be even better) fic about them having ridiculous, hilarious adventures. And Bill and Fleur banging everyone in the Order (who isn't related to them, obvs). Also tons of fics about Tonks and Moody. Basically I just want lots and lots of comedy fic. Come on, Internet.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([stock] alive in here)
Yesterday was pretty terrible. Today is good insofar as it is not yesterday. Instead of feelings, have a poll/meme thing.

Poll #5239 everyone loves polls
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 2

Something you want to say to me

Something making you happy

Something blue

Something I should post about

sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([tv] my work is crucially important)
i. I got my Yuletide assignment! I am pretty jazzed about it. All I will say is that it might be even more obvious which fic I wrote than it was last year, and last year I wrote Bruce Springsteen/Steve Van Zandt.

ii. WHY AM I NOT WEARING THIS DRESS RIGHT THE FUCK NOW. RIGHT THE FUCK NOW. I did get sparkly purple leopard print flats on eBay the other day, so I guess when they arrive they can console me.

iii. What fruit pairs well with duck? I'm making duck for the big family thing tomorrow, because it was only $10 more than a decent turkey would've been and I love duck like crazy. I know orange is standard, and heaven knows IL orange, but I think I want something a bit milder for this particular meal. Maybe pear or apple.

iv. A week from tomorrow I will have a [personal profile] fox1013! Also I will be Jewish, that seems worth mentioning too. Good times, good times.

v. Only twenty more minutes of looking busy and I can go! Here, have a meme, because it is HP time again.

sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([comm] did I listen to "come sail away"?)
Happy Friday, Internet! Here, have a meme that I lifted from [personal profile] newredshoes.!
If you were writing RPF about me, what characteristics (either physical or personality) would you harp on, and what purple prose would you use to describe them? (Note: The more superficial and cliched, the better. We all like to think of ourselves as intelligent, but it's not what sells the muffins, if you know what I mean.)
Last night the Metro only went as far as my stop, because there was a power line down on the tracks. My heart sank as I left the train station and saw that the busy intersections around my building had cops directing traffic because the lights were out. You might be saying to yourself, 'no way', but I assure you, this story is going exactly where you think it can't possibly be going. ) Good times, good times!

I really want a donut.
sohotrightnow: ([bandom] I totally paused!)
So I decided out of the blue that I'm sort of doing the [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw thing? IDEK. The way I'll be doing it (hence "sort of") is I'll be continuing to crosspost, but comments ought to be disabled at LJ (I say "ought to" because heaven knows if I've worked it right).

In that spirit, the meme that's been going around Dreamwidth:
What kind of topics/entries would you like to see me posting about? Any particular questions you've always wanted to ask me but have resisted because the answer would be a huge essay? Ever want to wind me up and watch me go on a particular topic? Anything you've heard me say "I should write that entry about _________ I've been meaning to write" and have been patiently waiting for?
Really, it can be things I talk about regularly, too, like the E Street Band's stupid faces or something.

And if you need a Dreamwidth invite, here are nine! )

Ugh I cannot wait until I move someplace closer in/Metro-accessible. The commute probably will not be that much shorter, but at least if it's Metro, someone else is doing all the work and I'll just be able to sit(/stand) and read most of the time. The commute is pretty much the only thing I don't like about this job.

Maybe I will try to get some drabbles written as part of this thing, too; I sort of want to do a prompt-collection meme but at this point I've got a bunch of prompts sitting around unwritten from past memes of the kind, so really there's no excuse.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([atla] zuko can totally do undercover)
I have no content, so instead HEY LOOK ITS A MEME.

i've always wanted to tell you
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([buffy] the power of a locomotive)
i. Johari window, Nohari window. A couple of flisters were doing this, and oh man, I don't think I've done it since...shit, since I was in London on the internship, I think. Wow.

ii. At about 1800 words on The Lambs. I'm currently going for about 600 words per day. At that rate, if I never have a magical day where I write several thousand words and things are easy and wonderful, I still have a first draft done by June, since 60k is my tentative goal. And 600 words is enough to not make me want to kill myself if it's a really bad day and whatever I come up with is terrible. Maybe I will step that up by a couple hundred words every now and then, we'll see.

iii. [ profile] austen spent the night last night! \o/ We drank and went out for Italian food and watched DVDs. Plus [ profile] inlivewithnight stopped by on her way back up from Richmond, which was also great! &fangirls;


v. Okay, I am going to try to write the thing I claimed for [ profile] het_idcrack tonight, or at least some of it. I found a nice little picture while trawling through Tumblr that gave me ideas, so that's good. I ended up grabbing one of the SPN prompts, which was originally requested as John/OFC, but the requester :D'ed when I asked if it was okay to do it as a crossover instead, so three guesses where I'm thinking about going with that. Then maybe I'll try my hand at something for [ profile] ladykink, because there are a lot of prompts there and not a whole lot of stories so far. GO, DUDES, GO.
sohotrightnow: the top of a swimming young woman's torso. ([stock] you must be the one)
There was that whole meme going around where you listed your storytelling kinks! I had wanted to do it, but I'm terrible about verbalizing things that appeal to me and kind of gave up, but then [ profile] inlovewithnight did it and I was bored and finally figured I'd give it a try.46 items total, and I keep adding more, which surprised me! )That is actually not too bad a list after all!

Also, I think the reason I'm not more interested in a lot of fannish stuff out there is that you sort of have to assume that whenever I talk about hero-types I like, you have to assume the hero in question is a woman? Like, the Darla arc in S2 of Angel was okay, but it would've hit my buttons so hard if Darla had been the vampire with a soul Wolfram and Hart were trying to play headgames with by bringing Angel back. Actually, replace Angel with Darla and Spike with Drusilla and a lot of my problems with Angel and the last couple seasons of BtVS go right out the window.

Although TBH I hate a lot of these when Joss Whedon does them. I thought I hated redemption arcs, but it turns out I don't have particularly strong feelings on them one way or another; I just hate his redemption arcs! And you'd think I'd be so totally into Buffy/Faith, given some of the items on this list, but that pairing basically leaves me cold at best. So IDK.

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