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Minorly regarding yuletide, but only because it's a yuletide fandom.

I have a grudge against The Princess and the Frog. I haven't seen it, I know little about it, I don't know if I ever will see it or want to. It's just that whenever I see the title - EVERY SINGLE TIME - before I finish reading it completely I get excited thinking it is going to say The Princess and The Goblin instead.

Woe ;)
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So apparently I can write over a thousand words an hour for nine hours straight.

Yes, I just spent 9pm til 6am writing a total of 11,390 words of fic. Cannot sleep now, we are far faaaaaar beyond sleep now.

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On a different note, let's play a meme I just made up game!

"I'm not doing Yuletide this year, but if I was I would have (nominated to ensure they were there, and then) requested these fandoms:" [include requests if you wish!]

It doesn't matter if you want to do it on your LJ or just in the comments here.

NONE OF MINE ARE ACTUALLY YULETIDE FANDOMS. THEY ARE *TOO* OBSCURE CLEARLY ;D (Although I'm thinking since POT is too large to qualify the RPF might be too? But the Myus are different, like the CDrama is :/)

My Four: )
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Haven't updated for a while! Seems when there's no Criminal Minds I have no reason to chat ;)

Christmas was good. Really nice. Christmas Day mum and I got up and opened our presents from one another. Then we went to my nan and grandad's for lunch and stayed til about 7pm. We watched a few Christmas films!

Boxing Day Jan had booked mum and I a meal over the road at the Toby Carvery, and then a pantomime in the afternoon - Beauty and the Beast. It was really good fun, but the story was handled a little strangely. And it was a shame there wasn't a bigger crowd but it wasn't their first show and I'm sure they were used to it by now.

Yesterday was just lazing around for me - mum agreed to go into work. And today was Bank Holiday so I only worked 9 til 4pm instead of 8 til 5:30pm. And I kept myself well occupied rearranging my card racks now that the Christmas cards are done with, and then Jan took on my suggestion of moving the candles and ornaments together to make room for more textiles and bedding - we always seem to sell loads in the new year. All related to spring cleaning I suppose, new towels and bedding are bought.

Everyone seems to be getting sick all of a sudden, so I'm planning on keeping well away from everyone XD

I've finished my first book that I got for Christmas - Medalon by Jennifer Fallon. Part of a trilogy, and I'm already into the second book. Natalie bought me a few books, and wore a pair of the earrings mum and I bought her for Christmas to work today :D I really did think I knew what she would like - we have similar taste but not exactly the same. I wouldn't necessarily wear what I bought for her, but I liked the earrings well enough.

Mondays are a bit sucky though - it's nearly 11pm and mum is still up. On a regular night she goes to bed at somewhere between 8 and 9pm, 10pm on Thursday when Bones is on XD I started doing some writing and now I can't get into it properly with her behind me watching TV and randomly asking questions and stuff. Blah.

At least Friday is New Year's Day and I get that day off. But Sunday is stock-take and it's compulsory to go to work. And start at 7am. Yay.

Yuletide continues to amaze me. If I were a mod I'd have snapped and threatened to stop doing it by now. I hate whingers and moaners, even if I can be one sometimes ;) Why can't people understand how much work it all involves? And that things take time? And eventually all the bugs and niggly things will be straightened out, and new features will be implemented that you never would've gotten the old way!
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Dude, next week's Criminal Minds looks set to be sick!

Is a description of next weeks episode a spoiler? )

This weeks ep was... fine. No real character focus except Derek, and I'm not too bothered over him. My mum is more into fine black men than I am XD

I intend to do some kind of Yuletide post wherein I try to convince myself whether I have enough fandoms I'm comfortable in to risk signing up. I don't know why, but it's probably the size of it, and the fact that fic for these fandoms is so rare, but Yuletide carries an extra pressure. Who wants to mess up one of the only fics a fandom has ever gotten? XD

I'm still going through the big masterlist to see what I'll write - I'm up to G and I only have three fandoms so far that are possibilities :x
emothy: (suicidegirls; mary mystery photo)
Bloody yuletide. I love and hate when that time comes round. Every year I kid myself that this year I might join in and do yuletide again! And every year my fic production gets lower and lower. Though my fandoms are widening.

But I doubt anyone will nominate Jennifer Fallon's Tide Lords series (there's never even been her Second Sons Trilogy as far as I know, and that one is all released in countries other than Australia!). And Story of a Man, seriously. I could ship so many ways there. Het, slash and even femmeslash (seriously, I've never seen a woman be as kind to a potential - but not actual - love rival as Kyung Ah was to Eun Soo. And it wasn't even faked!)

I'd probably even go for Take Care of the Young Lady fic, in order to fix the damn plot. The poor actors, apparently they signed up when the show had a bit of a different plot to the one they've ended up with, and most don't even understand their characters motivations anymore. Luckily it ends next week I believe. But fic is good for fixing things ;)

As well as the usual old loves - Gokusen fic is always wonderful to read, and Legend fic by someone other than me wouldn't go amiss XD

It's always so easy to think of fandoms, a little harder to think of requests (there may be things you'd like to see but can you trust a stranger to handle them in this small beloved fandom?), and impossible to think of the possibility of having to write for someone. Even when I did do it I think my list of fandoms I could write was barely above the minimum.

I am not really angsting that much. It's just become a habit now and I like to talk about Yuletide in general XD Who is nominating what this year? Speak!


Aug. 2nd, 2007 08:49 am
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Heh, about fifteen minutes ago the phone started ringing, and I'd only just decided to get out of bed so I didn't bother answering it (AS IF I WOULD ANYWAY; on my day off I steadfastly refuse to acknowledge the phone), but looking at the time, I reckon someone's called in sick or not turned up to work, since Julie left last week and Tara's mother was supposed to start today and try so maybe she realised she's a big woman and won't handle it (it's a hard job and we've had repeated proof that bigger girls can't handle up and down the stairs all day and that it's a waste of time to everyone involved). But heh, I don't want to go on, and I don't HAVE to go in. I don't want the money that bad, and I just want my bloody days off.

Jan only have five girls on Sunday (you need at a minimum six really) and didn't call us because she thought we'd be going carbooting (WELL IT HAS BEEN AGES). But the day got nicer as it went on, so in the morning when we WOULD have gone, it looked drizzly and we didn't. Still, SCORE.

I don't need the money that bad, it's not like I want to move out tomorrow. Hahaha unlike two of the girls at work who are moving out of their parent's houses and in together. It won't last two seconds. None of my business anyway ;)

I read this book yesterday that our neighbour Lorraine offered amongst a pile; Don't Tell Mummy by Toni Maguire. Just like a lot of fic I've recently read, the ending fell completely flat.

It's awful to be able to understand that, and yet, MY endings suck quite frequently too, when I rush them with a sudden idea and it becomes disjointed, or I just make it up as I go along, or whatever. I also hate coming full circle sometimes, because I feel like I have no other style of writing, and that if the first and last lines are so similar, why bother with everything between?

Anyway, speaking of reading, Cyn finished The Time Traveler's Wife, hehe :D My mum, however, I think has abandoned it and tried to get me to explain the ending, a conversation which ended with the feeble, "well, you'd have to really read it to understand".

A couple of Christmas fic exchanges are having sign-ups already; does that mean Yuletide is due soon? I want AWN fic, and lots of Fool backstory I don't trust anyone to write!


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