minkhollow: (end *all* the worlds?)
HOLY CRAP, you guys, the [community profile] milliways_bar move was a thing of beauty and a joy forever. (All the free-for-all comments are still LJ-side at the moment and in some cases ongoing, but.)
Still waffling on whether to set up my default personal stuff as DW as well, but... at this point I probably will. Crossposting etc. is easy enough, after all.

ETA: GIP, now, courtesy of [personal profile] synchronicity2. :D
minkhollow: (what is this i don't even)
Meme time twice over. First, a writing one:
If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
— Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do you immediately look for?


And then the 'explain your icons to people' one is going around again, and I've claimed so many that I'd best do a post this time. So!
mystery pixels explained! )
minkhollow: (live long and prosper)
Oh, LJ. These have been some special shenanigans. (Or perhaps it's more 'oh, annoying hackers.')
House's Tubes and phone came back on as mysteriously as they turned off the day after my last post (since then, I've just been full of my usual postingfail). Technician who came out to investigate said we were the third house to report that happening.
Had Baby's First Jury Duty a couple weeks ago! It was a very interesting experience (and I blame it for the 'team of unlikely heroes meets on jury duty' aspect of my Heroes-meets-Alphas wacky dream sequence yesterday morning. The dream also included a commercial for a truly hilarious-sounding Graham Norton Show, and then I woke up). More on that later, perhaps.
Mid-July seems to have it in for my car, which stopped running last week (just when I really needed the AC, of course). Might be the battery, might be the alternator (again). We're still mid-diagnosing.
Work is the usual back-to-school fun, with the added layer of someone at the top of the chain marking us down as starting back later than literally every other store in the state - so we're having to basically honor two ads at once. V. annoying.
I am really enjoying the current season of Warehouse 13.
minkhollow: (two generations of win)
So there's a thing going around (probably on its way to becoming a meme) that's talking about characters you RP(ed). And it looks fun, so I'm gonna give it a whirl.
let's see what groups we get here... )
...I am amused that most of those were groups of four.
minkhollow: W13: Claudia playing guitar (doesn't remind us of musetta's waltz)
I keep thinking 'wait, where the hell did February go?' But, oh yeah, vacation to Hartford in the middle. Vacations will do that. It was a vacation of epic win all around (other than the leaving part, but that's standard) - and, oddly, a vacation of talking to awesome people on the planes.
Random observation from said: It's funny how changing your daily coat, even if you change absolutely nothing else about how you're dressing, can make you feel a lot different. I put away my kinda-biker-jacket thing in favor of my wool coat, since there were several points on vacation where I needed to look Respectable; I have yet to get the jacket back out. I feel a lot more grown-up, which is a Good Thing, I think.
Random observation from work: People write the weirdest things on 'try me!' pads for pens (oddly, if one person writes 'try me!' others will also write 'try me!'). Yesterday's winner, in two different handwritings:
Jesus <-- Tommy Peacock?
(And finally, I am perhaps far too amused by the keywords I gave this icon.)
minkhollow: (pls help?)
And now, for a meme-free update: THERE'S A FLOOR IN MY ROOM, GUYS! I cleaned the crap out of it over my long weekend, and even decided it was time to get rid of the carpet (area rug, whichever) that's been in there since we moved here. Still getting used to the all-hardwood look, but I'm liking it so far.
In other news that merits capslock, I AM ON PAGE 100 OF MY NOVEL'S FIRST DRAFT. Technically I've been over 100 pages for a while, but that's with a few scenes written farther out than where I am on the plot, and I'm on the verge of linking the first of those in. I'm gonna have to poke at the timeline on it, among other things, when I really sit down to edit it, but for now I'm focusing on cranking out that first draft.
minkhollow: (meet you in the next world)
One of these days, I will have an icon for an OTP that is not completely doomed; today is not that day.
I have not seen the now-infamous flow chart, and I don't think I want to, at this point. But for what it's worth, I will show off the awesome ladies in my icons:
there are not many at all, but there are a few. )
Also, places where I have written things lately: The Doomed Ship Ficathon and the Bechdel Test ficathon.
(Also also how is it Yuletide time already.)
Still need to check out that gaming shop; still need to write more Vincenia; finally came up with a character for the brainwave of a couple weeks ago, but only one does not a story make.
minkhollow: HP/Dr. Horrible: Daily Prophet header; NEXT UP: WHO'S GAY? (it's the perfect story)
So we were on fire at work on Tuesday! Or, well, a belt in the furnace vent came loose and the burning rubber set off the fire alarm. So that made for an exciting morning.
I finished His Majesty's Dragon over lunch today. FUN TIMES, and also Temeraire is possibly my favorite dragon ever. (Temeraire is up against Kazul, in that regard, and therefore holding his own in strong competition. XD)
Note to self: TAPE WAREHOUSE 13 TONIGHT.
Also: [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti. Still awesome. Drabblethings on offer inna Lightning Round.
minkhollow: (whiskey tango foxtrot)
GIP and subject line brought to you by last night's funtimes. (I am so glad I gave into the temptation.)
And now, for something completely different: 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' is a bloody weird song. "Merry Christmas! NOW GIVE ME SOME DAMN DESSERT OR I WON'T LEAVE YOU ALONE, I CAN WAIT ALL DAY." (I am also so glad tomorrow's the likely end of the Christmas music at work.)
Also also, there is a [livejournal.com profile] yuletide story up in [tiny fandom I nominated]! Whether it's my request or the other requester's, I don't know, BUT EITHER WAY.
On that note, I think I should be off to Borders. Weather's likely to be sucktastic tomorrow, or I'd go after work then.
minkhollow: (most triumphant)
THE HELL, BENGALS, YOU HAD THAT. Seriously, don't taunt me by being good and then suck. (Gratuitous... Tag Post? As I thought of a Cincinnati-things tag.)
Work continues apace. Friday's going to be... exciting, I've no doubt. (But I'm not protesting too much, since I'm not going in at five AM.
I've actually been working on an original thing! Yulebunnies got sidelined for a bit, as this one has a more urgent deadline if I want to send it in (donation, not paid piece, but... why not try?).
And GIP, as I am a shameless enabler of [livejournal.com profile] dawning_star's wacky crossovers.
minkhollow: (plot bunny troubles)
*Hey, anyone want to set themselves up with an AO3 account? Open beta's launching in the wee hours of tomorrow morning my time, and I have one (1) invite code (ahaha!).
*In today's free physics lesson: Turns out two cars still can't occupy the same space at the same time. I'm okay; my involvement went as far as making sure it got called in and taking the long way home.
*Basketball season is alive and well! Dad and I went to Miami's exhibition game on Sunday. In conclusion, THIS IS GOING TO BE A GOOD SEASON.
*Drowned my headphones last week; the pull-down handle in front of the sink caught them. My replacement pair is v. kickass.
*GIP.
minkhollow: (wtf mate)
+ New vacuum cleaner at work! NO MORE OF THE STUPID THING THAT EITHER DOESN'T PUSH OR DOESN'T PICK ANYTHING UP.
- We got absolutely slammed in the last hour today, probably because people decided they needed stuff after the football game.
+ Speaking of, what is this nonsense where the Bengals are actually good this year? I don't know what to do with this!
- So I pulled into the driveway and went to put my windows up... and they went up v. slowly, and the stereo cut out. And then my poor car wouldn't start again. Fortunately, I'm off tomorrow and Monday, and Dad's off tomorrow, so hopefully we'll be able to get to the bottom of this.
+ ANDREW BIRD ON WEDNESDAY OH MY GOD I AM JONESING FOR A CONCERT.
+ [livejournal.com profile] yuletide fever lingers.
+ Working on something for [livejournal.com profile] jossverse_bb. Funtimes!
Aaaaaaand GIP.
minkhollow: (lightbulb moment)
So, birthday.
Had a surprise! interview; jury's still out, as the place is taking more interviews, but I think it went pretty well. Stopped at Borders on the way back, then went into Oxford (after a stop home when I realised I didn't have anything for the parking meter).
...And hey, did you know Borders carries Dr. Horrible? I do now! Well, they're going to have to restock at the one I went to, since I bought the only copy, BUT.
Free-For-All GIP again. (What amuses me the most is I didn't even mention my love of icons of people pointing. XD)
minkhollow: (that other otp)
So there's the thing where I'm very, very tempted by [livejournal.com profile] jossverse_bb (and might have enough of the idea fleshed out to try to run with it). And there's the thing where I'm the last person to advocate premature holiday talk? But good God I've already got [livejournal.com profile] yuletide fever.
And my shoulder hurts like a lot. Not so fun, and possibly related to the two-fisted vacuum cleaner at work. (Thing's like fifty years old, or something. And it refuses to be pushed forward. Not Fun.)
Note to self: You have a phone call to make ASAP, if you want to go to that damn concert.
And GIP, courtesy of ye olde Free-For-All. (Why are all of the icons I call OTP icons for canonically doomed pairings? XD)
minkhollow: Dr. Horrible, caught off guard (ahhhhhhhhh!)
thegreatmigrationfriendingmeme?


So yeah, there's that thing.
In other news, this is three days' worth of work on my Genderbend Big Bang story:



I think it's safe to say the thing wanted to get the hell out of my head, all things considered.
minkhollow: (i'll melt the damn snow)
So, today is a day of awesome:
*Vermont! GO VERMONT! (And DC!)
*I got the third of my Sweet Charity bids back yesterday, with the instructions 'Iron Man gen, please.' Less than 24 hours and one adapted [livejournal.com profile] outsideinn plotline later, I have a finished fic.
*Doc! This is something I've been looking forward to since I made the relevant app, so I'm glad he resurfaced.
*OH AND I HAVE A JOB! I poked at Staples yesterday, to follow up on last week's interview, and the manager wondered aloud why they hadn't called me back yet; that happened... about 15 minutes ago. So as of Friday I WILL BE GETTING PAID TO DO SOMETHING. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ELEVEN MONTHS.
That is pretty damn awesome, I feel.
*Alphabet meme: All tagged up and 11 letters to go.

Re: icon, apparently it's my turn to make WTF faces at the weather. ::makes WTF faces at the weather, it is APRIL, we were doing YARDWORK on Sunday...::
minkhollow: Dr. Horrible, caught off guard (spooked)
So. There's the 'when you smell our detergent, time stops' commercial.
And then there's the allergy meds using 'love the air' as a tagline, and the beer spot with Bad Horse's cousin the Clydesdale of Sin fetching a tree branch.
But what really has me thinking Dr. Horrible's making the ad-designer rounds is the 'girl-approved hair' Bond spoof. Since the villain's soooort of Dr. Horrible with worse hair. (And inferior goggles.)
That's all I've got.
minkhollow: (what a crazy random happenstance!)
Oh, and the thing I forgot to mention in yesterday's post.
So I saw a Gain commercial a few months back, running on the premise of 'when you first smell our detergent, time stops.' I saw it again yesterday.
For the first time since watching Dr. Horrible.
When I first saw it, said sing-along blog was very much around; I'm wondering if the commercial people might've drawn their inspiration from that. Whether they did or not, I'm never going to see it the same way again. XD
minkhollow: (evil smirk of evil)
So. Surprise party for my aunt last night (her birthday was inauguration day). The surprise for everyone else: My aunt and uncle who live in New Mexico showed up. They're probably back at the airport now (didn't have much advance notice), but it was good to see them.
Otherwise, things are thing-like, with a side of lots of writing (which is always good.) For those wondering, the 'how to spend iTunes money' debate boiled down to Soul Music (the audiobook) and Dr. Horrible, so far.
There's an alumnae dinner thingy tonight that I'm going to. Odds I'm the youngest person there: high.

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