Saturday, August 19th, 2017 08:57 pm
Birthday Bears
Red Liquorice from brother boy and Paddington from the 'rents. May family knows me.

It was my birthday on Monday - thanks to those who gave birthday wishes. To be very honest, it was a very hard day, speaking in terms of my mental health. I was utterly miserable, and spent most of it crying. The parents and the brother boy, bless them, tried really hard but it was just one of those days. Ironically by the end of the day I was feeling better, but then it was time for me to go to sleep because the being miserable had exhausted me. Typical, really.

The week has been pretty quiet - last week I had to go and get a filling replaced. Today was Film and Comic Con Glasgow and that was fun. Bumped into a couple of my friends who ended up in the queue right behind me, so went round the whole con with them. We all agreed it felt smaller somehow. I know there was another convention on, but usually you get a lot of passers by coming in thanks to the Garrison - a group of professional cosplayers. Largely Star Wars related. Good people, all, I know a lot of them but it's always one of those things that I see them out of cosplay and my mind blanks. Actually, I don't think the Garrison was spread out as far as they usually do so that could help to explain some things... Eh.

I did cosplay - Wednesday Addams. Broadway version. (Well, mostly as an excuse for my short hair. I got it cut for the hot weather and it can't do braids right now, so I say it's the Broadway incarnation. Though that did lead to the general agreement of getting a crossbow for future uses of the cosplay.) First time ever, I ran into other Addams Family cosplayers - they were Gomez and Morticia. Was cool. Also got given a lovely gift from my friends.

Ohana Means Family

The porcelain of it is really pale though - that's the best of the pictures, the rest look really washed out or fuzzy. It is utterly adorable though, and I have no idea what to get them for their birthday in return. I've got time though, which is good.

Erm... not much else I can think of? Probably going to check out the American Death Note when it hits Netflix on the 25th. I'm genuinely curious. I also need to re-get the live action movies. I did have the DVDs but they stopped working so I got rid. Need to replace them.

Hope everyone's doing well!
Friday, August 18th, 2017 03:45 am
I mean, yes, there are twenty plus lotions scattered around but that just means there's always one in reach and that means my elbows look like skin again.

(Twenty trash cans would probably not go amiss, but.)
Friday, August 18th, 2017 03:38 am
I feel like the older I get, the more I understand and the less I know. If that makes any sense, which [personal profile] starlit_purple said it didn't but I don't know yet how else to explain. But it's not only that I feel this way, it's that I feel okay with this.

Like. At eighteen, it was so important to have answers and labels and direction, and now all my labels are "ehhhhhh" and I have more questions than answers, and this feels like a good thing.
Friday, August 18th, 2017 01:28 am
1) mesh running shirts
2) sports bras with pockets
3) watermelon
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 01:41 pm
Sister: Do you have any plans for your birthday?
Me: Well, Mom sent me two emails and left a voicemail to say she'd call me later, so... avoiding that, I guess. And also, Sephora said I could have a free mini lipstick with purchase soooo I'm gonna go spend $50 in order to get that.
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 06:20 am
Title: Two Good Liars
Fandom: Wynonna Earp
Pairing: Xavier Dolls/Doc Holliday
Disclaimer: I own nothing to do with Wynonna Earp. It's not my toy box and I'm merely playing.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Post S1. Xavier wakes up, already rescued, with Doc driving. Doc explains the plan for them to avoid Xavier's former employer.
A/N: Written for the Rare Male Slash Exchange for PositivelyVexed. This is post S1 and doesn't include anything from S2 as I haven't watched yet.

Two Good Liars: )
Sunday, August 13th, 2017 09:04 pm
Crossover Fic under the cut.
Not you DD )
So one of my fannish goals from Fandom Snowflake is complete! \0/
Sunday, August 13th, 2017 02:26 pm
So there's a movie on Netflix called "The Incredible Jessica James." It's a wonderful movie about an artist, a playwright, who's trying to figure out what being a playwright means. She's a self-confident female role model with a great queer friend and humorously meaningful interactions with a guy she accidentally starts dating (example: they decide to follow each other's exes on instagram so that they can each unfollow their own without worrying about missing something - they promise to tell each other if anything happens that they should know about, but otherwise, they no longer have to look at a constant reminder of the person they're not with).

The most memorable part of the movie for me was when Jessica finally meets her playwright idol, Sarah Jones, at a writing camp she takes her students to. And she gets a chance to ask Sarah something she's clearly been thinking about for a long time. (The following is paraphrased.)

Jessica: "How did you know when you'd made it?"
Sarah: "When they send me the memo, I'll let you know."
Jessica: "But you won a Tony!"
Sarah: "Yeah, that and $2.50 will get me on the Metro."
Jessica: "So you're saying that even if I win the most prestigious award there is, I'm still going to question what I'm doing."
Sarah: "Look. You like theater?"
Jessica: "I love theater. It's everything."
Sarah: "And you're doing theater, right?"
Jessica: "...Yeah."
Sarah: "There's really not more to it than that."

--"The Incredible Jessica James"
Sunday, August 13th, 2017 12:54 am
Fan: Some of us struggle to follow our dreams. What's your best advice for us?
Mark: What's my best advice for someone who wants to follow their dreams? Follow your dreams! ...Don't worry so much about the format. If you like to write, write. Don't try to write a book, or a script, just write. Dreams are small things that only become big things if you don't exercise them.

Fan: What's your inspiration for your music?
Mark: You really want to know? It's the telling of stories. All art: music, writing, art, is about connection. Like when I look at you and you smile. It's the audience. Otherwise you're just making music in your bedroom and what's the point of that?

Fan: If you could change one thing about your character's history, what would it be?
Misha: One thing about Castiel's history? His... past? Because it's been pretty shitty. He's always trying to do the right thing--and he tries really hard! That's like an anchor of his character. But when he tries to do the right thing, it invariably leads to creating catastrophe for everyone. So... not meeting Dean, I guess? Head the whole thing off at the pass. But I'll give you a better answer: when Cas got all pop culture references downloaded into his brain. Before that he was innocent. He was just like a fish out of water at all times. But now he understands things. That Metatron really screwed things up.

Fan: If there were a genderbent episode of Supernatural, who would you want to play you?
Misha: First off, every episode of Supernatural is genderbent. If we were doing a genderbending episode of Supernatural, who would play me? Probably Jensen.
Sunday, August 13th, 2017 12:51 am
Fun race signs ♥

"Character is not built at the gym."

"The wall does not define your race. You do."

"Are you running so fast your feet are on fire? Because there sure is a lot of smoke around here."
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 06:28 am
Title: Light Up Every Room
Fandom: DCTV
Pairing: Kara/Mick, background Winn/Hartley, background Len/Mick
Disclaimer: I own nothing to do with DC. It's not my toy box and I'm merely playing. I also own nothing to do with Peter Pan, Shakespeare, Doctor Who are Star Wars. Title is a line from Jasmine Thompson's song "Old Friends" which you can find here.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Kara calls Mick after a confrontation with her world's version of Captain Cold and Heatwave.
A/N: Written for the DCRarepair exchange for nirejski. This starts shortly after the Invasion crossover and runs through the Legends of Tomorrow Episode Turncoat and Supergirl Episode Luthors. Mick's past is a big part of the fic, both with losing his family, losing Len, and being Kronos. He talks about how difficult this is for him. He's also grieving and depressed, thinking about suicide is touched upon more than once. There is also a bit of kid fic towards the end. If that's going to bother you please don't read. Thanks.

Light Up Every Room: )
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 01:36 am
1) color-changing glowing clouds indoors
2) blue seawheeze bracelet
3) pj party "sleepy af" fleece blankets
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 12:40 am
Brad's quick guide to photographing a total eclipse:
1) Don't. Nobody has ever taken a photograph of an eclipse that looks like an eclipse. You won't either.
2) Don't. Don't spend time photographing which you could spend watching. It's only 2 minutes.
--Brad Templeton

I looked over a 20 year old photo album from my childhood, and discovered that the nature shots were relatively boring while the shots of my family from 20 years ago were fascinating. Thus, I've endeavored to get myself into a lot more vacation photos.
--Matt Bell

Here's an old idea: The earth is probably very rare in the sense that the moon is exactly 400 times smaller than the sun, but also exactly 400 times closer. So the one exactly covers the other (yes, the earth and the moon both travel on elliptical orbits, not circular, and sometimes the moon is "too far" and you get an annular eclipse). Nevertheless, the earth may be the only planet for many hundreds of light years which experiences the total solar eclipse as we know it. So some visitors may travel far... very far... to come to earth and observe this rare cosmic coincidence. Look around you during the eclipse... and notice if there is anything strange about some of the "tourists."
--Creon Levit
Friday, August 11th, 2017 06:46 pm
My desk looks like an art store exploded. Or: my friends know what I like, so I got an obnoxious amount of art supplies (mostly pens and art-pens) for my birthday, plus three colouring books and a custom-hand-dyed silk scarf. Because (again) my friends are awesome.
Friday, August 11th, 2017 04:16 am
Title: On Our Anniversary
Fandom: MCU
Pairing: Sam/Steve
Disclaimer: I own nothing to do with Marvel. It's not my toy box and I'm merely playing.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Steve and Sam exchange cards for their anniversary.
A/N: Written for the MCU AU Fest for smaragdbird. Ev, Jubilee, and Xi'an are all mutant characters borrowed to fill in minor roles.

On Our Anniversary: )
Thursday, August 10th, 2017 10:59 pm
1) Tim Hortons
2) Champagne Illinois
3) waterfalls and chair lifts
Thursday, August 10th, 2017 10:21 pm
Trying to tidy the bookcases and I'm just wondering how other people arrange theirs? For fiction it's always alphabetical by authors, comics alphabetical by title and art books are just... in order of size. Just now I'm curious as to how others do it and how it all looks.
Thursday, August 10th, 2017 01:25 am
1) empty middle seat on a plane
2) orange juice
3) orange moon
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 08:30 pm
I figure I rebuilt about 2/3 to 3/4 of my on-comp music collection. I could've probably finished today, but it's monotonous work and there's only so much of it I can take it one day. (Okay, not finished, but be way closer to done. Maybe finished if I did that dedicated from morning, but seriously. That I can manage this sort of monotony at all is progress.)