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You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Sunday, August the 2nd, 2015 if you care to know.

Subject:Friends Only.... sort of.
Time:7:41 pm
Mood: good


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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, March the 20th, 2015 if you care to know.

Subject:[ Character/Pup List ]
Time:7:31 pm
Right. So, after five years plus of LiveJournal-based Role Playing, and several RPGs both dead and active, I figured it was about time I listed all the characters I've played so other players (and friends!) would know who the heck I am.

*DEEP BREATH*

Listed alphabetically by character name:
Aeryial, [OC] (lost_heiress)
Charlie Prince, 3:10 to Yuma (abandoned)
Crichton, Commander John, Farscape (played from mm_gabby)
Esposito, Detective Javier, Castle (servedhimright)
Frank T. Hopkins, Hidalgo (played from mm_gabby)
Geordi La Forge, Lieutenant Commander, Star Trek:TNG (mr_laforge)
Grace Augustine, Dr., Avatar (donthidemycigs)
Gus, Burton Guster, Psych (thesupersmeller)
Jack Sparrow, Captain, Pirates of the Caribbean (istealshnythngs)
Joey Tribbiani, Friends (played from mm_gabby)
John Dunbar, Lt., Dances With Wolves (played from mm_gabby)
Leela, Captain Turanga, Futurama (eyeeyecaptain)
Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls (played from mm_gabby)
Neal Caffery, White Collar (artful_forger)
Ned, the Pie Maker, Pushing Daisies (played from mm_gabby)
Porthos du Vallon, The Three Musketeers (srspirate)
Ray Carling, DS, Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes (flickedmethevs)
"Red" Pollard, Johnny, Seabiscuit (played from mm_gabby)
Renee Walker, 24 (whathastobedone)
Rick O'Connell, Colonel, The Mummy (a_vry_good_time)
Ryan, Detective Kevin, Castle (played from mm_gabby)
Shawn Spencer, Psych (adopted)
Smalls, Scotty, The Sandlot (ur_killin_me)


I am probably forgetting at least half a dozen others.
It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Tuesday, February the 18th, 2014 if you care to know.

Subject:I just have a lot of comic book feelings, okay?
Time:7:07 pm
Mood: calm
It's my first post of 2014! *fanfare*

I wouldn't get too excited, though; despite battling with an epic Real Life update since the middle of December, I still can't quite figure out where to begin. A lot has happened this winter, and I think I'm still just processing it all. So this is just for fun: some awesome stories I've read lately, that I desperately wanted to share.

1. In Gotham, the night bumps back by blueofthebay: a Galentine's fic about Oracle!Babs Gordon. There are no words for how much I love this, other than perfection. Gosh, hit on my thing for strong female characters why don't you, Laura. It's just incredibly well done.

2. And Let the Future In by ashen_key: Marvel Cinematic Universe/His Dark Materials (daemon AU). While it's a take on what each Avengers' daemon would be, it's also an absolutely brilliant piece about each member of the team, their backgrounds, and their character. The last chapter is my absolute favorite. I adore how Thor is treated in this fic (and the rest of them, for that matter). I just have a lot of feelings and need you to read it so you can have feelings, too.

3. To the End, Against Odds Uncounted by Rosa Lui: a Sarah Rogers / Steve Rogers fic that just dug inside me, pulled out my headcanon, and slapped it on the page. It's so great, you guys. The details make it come alive, it's well-researched, and hot damn did I mention my thing for strong female characters? I love Sarah Rogers, and I love this fic.


Not a fic, but I want to rustle up interest in a community on Dreamwidth called Marvelous Heroines. If you like female Marvel characters, it could use some signal boosting and activity. Particularly if you make things, like awesome fanfics about Marvel ladies. Link, link, link.

And that's all I've got for now. Expect more later, question mark? /pans out to dramatic TO BE CONTINUED music...

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2 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, August the 2nd, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Summer summer summertime!
Time:11:59 am
Pursuant to this post, The On-line Party of Special Magnificence Otherwise Known as International Debi Day (or Debi Weekend) has now commenced!

Milliways and Mixed Muses posts are now OPEN.

Feel free to toss in placeholders for later if you're not available for srs bsns threading right away. Debi will be off and on the internet all weekend, as will myself. Plotting can and will happen at a time convenient to you. Yes, you!



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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, May the 24th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Brevity is the Soul of Wit: Fic Friday
Time:3:59 pm
Mood: creative
The lack of consistent communication between DW's and LJ's cross-posting feature is ever increasingly frustrating. I'm opening myself up to #FicFriday prompts!

Continuing the new tradition from here:

    Leave prompts in the comment section below
    — I will respond with at least 2-sentences of fic, unless I get carried away
    — You can request anything (take a look at my interests for ideas), including OF
    — Leave prompts for 140 Character Fic over on Twitter, too! Use the hashtag #FicFriday
    — Brevity is the soul of wit
    — HAVE FUN!


If you have a #FicFriday post of your own, link me to it in the comments so I can prompt you as well! Happy writing, everyone!

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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Monday, May the 20th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Movie Review: Lincoln (2012)
Time:8:35 pm
Mood: thoughtful
In other movie-everybody-has-seen-but-me news, last night I finally saw Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, staring everyone on the planet.
Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆   3 out of 5 stars.
Brief Synopsis: For the fan of Steven Spielberg's sprawling epics, Daniel Day-Lewis takes us through the last four months of Lincoln's life, focusing primarily on the vote for the 13th Amendment. The dialog was the stand-out star of the film, though it was punctuated throughout by Spielberg's love for the melodramatic and moving. Knock-out performances were given by the approximately one million Hollywood actors involved in the project, though they weren't as breathtaking as all the reviews claimed. The music, composed by John Williams (of course), was the runner-up star of the film, managing an unassuming ethereal backdrop and a poignant plot arc of its own. Overall, I was left a little flat if the intent was to move and inspire me, as the majority of Spielberg's work strives for; however, I loved seeing Lincoln through the eyes of his Cabinet, and the humanizing effect the story had on all of these larger-than-life characters.

The Acting: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Tommy Lee Jones, Lee Pace, etc etc.Collapse )

Plot and Script: a Writer's DreamCollapse )

A few other thoughts on the cinematography, pacing, and overall compositionCollapse )

Overall, I did like the movie. I wanted to love it, but you win some and you lose some. I think it's worth seeing for the dialog alone, and the wonderful performances given by Field, Spader, and Day-Lewis.

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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, May the 10th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Brevity is the Soul of Wit: Fic Friday
Time:5:27 pm
Mood: tired
Now introducing: The Evening Edition. I'm opening myself up to #FicFriday prompts!

Continuing the new tradition from here:

    Leave prompts in the comment section below
    — I will respond with at least 2-sentences of fic, unless I get carried away
    — You can request anything (take a look at my interests for ideas), including OF
    — Leave prompts for 140 Character Fic over on Twitter, too! Use the hashtag #FicFriday
    — Brevity is the soul of wit
    — HAVE FUN!


If you have a #FicFriday post of your own, link me to it in the comments so I can prompt you as well! Happy writing, everyone!

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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, April the 26th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Calling to the Community:
Time:3:13 am
Mood: hopeful
Do you love spectacular photography? Do you love bustling city life? Are you a fan of the simple artistry in New York living? Then won't you please check out Swankyfunk's photography sale, and help support a starving artist and really wonderful all-around person? I have ordered prints from her, and they're even more beautiful in person. A true professional, and a true artist. Please think about buying a print, even if you only have a few dollars to spare. Every little bit helps.

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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Saturday, April the 13th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Movie Review: Hitchcock (2012)
Time:4:09 pm
Mood: impressed
This week, I watched Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, and The Karate Kid.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Brief synopsis: The movie delves into the height of Hitchcock's genius and madness while writing, adapting, and filming Psycho. While it isn't the broad look at the man I had been expecting, it's a fascinating journey through his creative process, Hollywood of the 1950s, the issues of sexism in the movie business, and his relationship with his wife, Alma. With sumptuous art and costume design, an understated soundtrack, and masterful performances from the cast, it itself was a work of art.

The Performances: Anthony Hopkins at his bestCollapse )

The Plot: Behind Every Psycho is a Great Woman (tagline)Collapse )

Direction, cinematography, editing, design, music, and so onCollapse )

Good evening.

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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, April the 12th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Brevity is the Soul of Wit: Fic Friday
Time:1:47 pm
No migraine today, woo! I have a few things I plan on writing today, including a movie review and some tags, but first I'm opening myself up to #FicFriday prompts!

Continuing the new tradition from here:

    Leave prompts in the comment section below
    — I will respond with at least 2-sentences of fic, unless I get carried away
    — You can request anything (take a look at my interests for ideas), including OF
    — Leave prompts for 140 Character Fic over on Twitter, too! Use the hashtag #FicFriday
    — Brevity is the soul of wit
    — HAVE FUN!


If you have a #FicFriday post of your own, link me to it in the comments so I can prompt you as well! Happy writing, everyone!


ETA: Prompt fills from TwitterCollapse )

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17 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, March the 29th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Brevity is the Soul of Wit
Time:1:17 pm
Mood: sleepy
Trying to get back into the swing of things after a crazy busy start to March, and then being gross-sick for a week. So Happy #FicFriday!

Continuing the new tradition from here:

    Leave prompts in the comment section below
    — I will respond with at least 2-sentences of fic, unless I get carried away
    — You can request anything (take a look at my interests for ideas), including OF
    — Leave prompts for 140 Character Fic over on Twitter, too! Use the hashtag #FicFriday
    — Brevity is the soul of wit
    — HAVE FUN!


If you have a #FicFriday post of your own, link me to it in the comments so I can prompt you as well! Happy writing, everyone!


ETA: Prompt fills from TwitterCollapse )

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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, March the 8th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Friiiday, Friiiday, Gonna Write Fic on Friiiday (I am so sorry.)
Time:11:58 am
Mood: sleepy
Happy #FicFriday!

Continuing the new tradition from here:

    Leave prompts in the comment section below
    — I will respond with at least 2-sentences of fic, unless I get carried away
    — You can request anything (take a look at my interests for ideas), including OF
    — Leave prompts for 140 Character Fic over on Twitter, too! Use the hashtag #FicFriday
    — Brevity is the soul of wit
    — HAVE FUN!


If you have a #FicFriday post of your own, link me to it in the comments so I can prompt you as well! Happy writing, everyone!


ETA: Prompt fills from TwitterCollapse )

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5 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Tuesday, March the 5th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Make the World Get Up and Dance
Time:3:42 pm
Oh! I keep forgetting to link this.

If you haven't heard of Kid President, then I highly recommend you go to youtube and watch his pep talk. This kid is beautiful and inspiring, and he wants to give the world a reason to dance.



#awesomeyear


PS. Three days ago was the anniversary of Dr. Seuss' birthday. Gacked from hitRECordJoe's Tumblr:


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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, March the 1st, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Fridays are for Fiction
Time:12:00 pm
Mood: creative
Happy Friday!

I made a #FicFriday suggestion once upon a time before Texas that was met with some interest. That suggestion was to branch Fic Friday out to both Dreamwidth/LiveJournal. Today is the day I initiate that suggestion. Finally. *shifty eyes*

The same basic Twitter rules apply here - leave prompts in the comment section for fics you'd like me to write; they can be anything, anything at all! If you're participating as well, link me to the post where you're accepting prompts so I can return the favor. Since there is no 140 character limit here, the technical limit is whatever will fit in a comment. (I say technical because that's a pretty big character limit, and the point of Fic Friday is brevity. However, I am not one to put a leash on anyone's creativity, so it's totally up to you where you want to stop.)

Prompts will be answered with a fic at least two sentences long, if not longer. Short little bite-sized fics to brighten up your Friday! You can request as many fics as you want, since it gives my shriveled brain more exercise. Requests stay open however long people want them, I'm not picky.

(This is also my first attempt at a prompts post, so if I'm doin it rong, leave me suggestions for next week.)


Come write with me!


ETA: Prompt fills from TwitterCollapse )

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23 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Monday, January the 14th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Why writing every day is important.
Time:12:21 am
Mood: creative
They say the mind is a faucet: creativity doesn't come pouring out until you turn it on.

It's easier for some than it is for others. The axiom is simple: you can't write unless you first start to write. Words won't magically appear on the page. Yet, for how strongly the writing world tries to decry writer's block as hokum, a self-created fear that only you can manipulate, it doesn't change the fact that oftentimes writing is hard. You can't turn on your creativity, there is no magical switch to your imagination, and no matter how many words you type you still feel stuck, hammering the backspace key until you feel perpetually in reverse. That's when the axiom becomes a diatribe, and the author is lost to despair or anger (or both - or binge eating). There are oodles of advertised "fixes" for this problem, most of which follow the same basic formula of just write something. Anything. It doesn't matter what. Turn the faucet on.

Now, I'm not going to yammer on like some advice column with a magical fix, because there is no magical fix (except written kitten, naturally). The point of all this is to talk about my favorite new writing exercise: 140 Character Fic, or Twitter Fic.

what I get out of twitter ficCollapse )

proposed ideas and changes for the new yearCollapse )

my #FicFriday fills for the past two weeksCollapse )

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4 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Tuesday, January the 8th, 2013 if you care to know.

Subject:Movie Review: The Hobbit
Time:1:53 pm
Mood: thoughtful
***SPOILERS: FEW, MOSTLY BROAD DETAILS. IF SPOILERS AND HILARITY ARE YOUR THING, I RECOMMEND Thorin Dreamboatshield: An Unexpected Hotness of Dwarves***

I'm warning you at the outset that this will primarily be a review of the new HFR;RPX technology, the actor's performances, and other filmmaking thoughts of this ilk more so than story line or plot, so if you're not in the mood for cinematography babble you might want to mosey on by.


48FPS? But what does it MEAN?Collapse )


All right, you've blithered on about filmmaking long enough, now what about the actual movie?Collapse )


Now, about Martin whats-his-name and Richard Dreamboatenshield (and the rest)...Collapse )

I can't really give the film a star rating, as I feel so much of my experience was influenced by the 3D HFR;RPX. It's too hard to disambiguate the two. I will say, however, that I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing it on DVD, and at the very least it's a solid 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

In the grand scheme of things Jackson/Tolkien related, I would say, in order from favorite to least favorite, it falls thusly: 1) The Two Towers; 2) Fellowship of the Ring; 3) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; 4) Return of the King.

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It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Wednesday, October the 17th, 2012 if you care to know.

Subject:Boosting the Signal
Time:2:54 am
Mood: hopeful
Hello my dears!

When do I not start a post by apologizing about not yet getting around to writing about all the things I've promised to get around to writing? So that isn't what this first paragraph's about. No, really. (*shifty* But I do have a few posts that've been brewing in my head for a while.) Instead, I'm just going to hop right into it.

This is indeed one of those Signal Boosting posts, otherwise known as Hey, Anybody Out There Want To Buy Some Awesome Stuff? In brief, you all know Li, right?...Collapse )

Thanks for listening to me. ♥

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2 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Tuesday, May the 1st, 2012 if you care to know.

Subject:Occasionally I have a good idea
Time:5:19 pm
Mood: accomplished
So, ever since I first got a Twitter account (uh, a year ago >_>) I've wanted to try an idea. 140 character fics. I'm always looking for interesting new writing exercises, and I thought it would also be a fun and useful way of utilizing Twitter to send something more positive out into the ether than just, "I'm having fruit loops for breakfast!" Also, because I love alliterations, I was thinking of doing it as a weekly thing every Friday. I never use the #FF hashtag, so why not reassign it? #FicFriday #140CharFic

Long story short, I tossed the idea out to my feed yesterday (yes I know, Monday/Tuesday, not Friday, but people were having tough Mondays and I thought they could use a little cheer!), and it was met with a lot of positivity. I think I'm going to make it a thing from now on, and if you guys want to jump on it as well, all I can say is go for it.

Here are my filled requests:

    BBC Robin Hood, Guy/Marian, for Rachel:
    "He wanted to believe he could be different; he wanted to believe she could love him, even if he remained exactly the same."

    Hell on Wheels, Lily/Robert, for Laura:
    "But it wasn't until after the lecture, when he looked at her with eyes as pregnant as his Kansas thunderstorms, that she knew."

    The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Brisco/Dixie, for Missy:
    "She's the fire in his bones, and he's the steady man she never did have. Together they reckon they're something akin to whole."

    Milliways 'verse, Maid Marian-Lily Bell, for Amanda:
    "She has a home to rebuild, a sure place in a troubled world. But so does Lily. A missing roof of hope, & faith in progress."

    Once Upon a Time, Graham/Regina, for Jen:
    "It's been forty years since she's seen him cry. Now as he shudders, pushing her back, he's unaware that there is one heart aching."

    Milliways 'verse, Charles Xavier-Queen Regina (Mills), for Fi:
    "He can feel it, even rooms away from the main bar. The echo, the humming. He clutches his head, and knows. The Queen is here."



As you can see, it's fairly simple (though, holy COW some of the fics you guys have written me in return = CHILLS), and so far I've been including the @ names. Which would technically make these less-than-140-character fics. So far, my only rule is to have a "0" on spare letters by the time I'm finished. But, guys? It's really, really fun.

Feel free to spread this around! #FF

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7 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Tuesday, December the 20th, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:The Hobbit trailer
Time:10:34 pm
Mood: happy
I have no idea how long this will be on-line before it's yanked. They made it sound very short term, but given the nature of the internet who knows, right?

THE HOBBIT TRAILER


I have to say, Saph saved the day finding this, as the page on Apple all the official sites were linking to didn't work for many. So, thank you Saph!! You are made of love.



(EEEE, IT ACTUALLY LOOKS GOOD!)
It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Wednesday, November the 23rd, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:Muppet-palooza!
Time:4:32 pm
Mood: gleeful!
Because now we need something mindless and silly and fun to balance out all the other stuff, I'd just like to say OMG THE MUPPET MOVIE OPENS IN THEATERS TODAY I AM SO EXCITED!!!11!!!1!

Ahem. I have always loved the Muppets, all throughout childhood and up until now. I was heartbroken when pieces of the company were sold off, one by one, during the early-to-mid oughties - and subsequently gleeful when they bought back pieces, though not quite what they were. I've been dying for more Muppet media, and I have to admit I'm going to be sad now that the hype has culminated in the release date. My inbox has been filled with youtube updates of Muppet promotions, and my twitter feed (thanks to @MuppetsStudio and @ToughPigs) has been filled with fun news articles and things. I don't want it to stop! Ah well.

I'm sharing a few of my favorite Muppet/Jason Segel related things. :D

-Clips of Jason Segel hosting Saturday Night Live with special guests The Muppets! I recorded last week's SNL, and it was awesome for three reasons: 1) MUPPETS; 2) Jason Segel is actually the most adorable man that's ever lived; 3) Florence and the Machine were the musical guests. Oh, Flo. You so crazy. My favorite of the three clips is #2 (the "REALLY?!" skit), mainly because Seth looked like he was having a really good time. XD However, if you look closely in the last skit (#3), you can see Flo in the background as a Massachusetts bar patron. I'm endlessly amused by this.

-American Way Magazine scans. I've read a lot of promotionals and articles over the last several months related to this movie, but this one is my favorite. This is the one that won me over to the sheer adorability that is Jason Segel. They're high-quality scans, and it's a really wonderful read.

-Bakerella: The Muppets Cake Pops. Guys! Recipe and instructions for making 5 Muppet cake pops! I was looking forward to my nephew coming to visit me this week, and had planned on making a big deal out of spending a day goofing around in the kitchen making these cake pops before taking him to see the movie. Well, he isn't coming now, but I MIGHT MAKE THESE ANYWAY. Because they're adorable and fun. I'm definitely printing the instructions, anyway.

And, finally, this - because it's just too cute:

Jason Segel and Kermit the Frog's original video inviting Amy Adams to be in Disney's The Muppets.
2 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Thursday, November the 3rd, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:So, where can I buy one?
Time:3:42 am
Mood: impressed
This is the greatest thing I've ever seen in my entire life:



Star Trek Quiet Book
4 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Thursday, October the 6th, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:Four Days at Dragon*Con
Time:2:03 pm
Mood: tired
Part of me is thinking, "Wait, you mean it's only been a month since Dragon*Con?" and the other part is going, "OMG, how has this month gone by so fast?" Time. She is a funny, fickle thing.

Anyhow, back in 2009 a film crew wandered around D*C and made a little documentary called "Four Days at Dragon*Con." Since then, the hour-long documentary has won an Emmy, been broadcast around the US on PBS, and is now up in its entirety on PBS Video. For those interested in watching, which I do in fact recommend, here it is:

Watch the full episode. See more Dragon Con.


Four Days at Dragon*Con


"You don't make the kind of friends like you do at Dragon*Con anywhere else. Whether they be lasting or just for those four days, or even, and I've been told, in some cases some people have had very deep friendships for about twenty minutes. We're all misfits, so as a result we all come together under this one beautiful umbrella that is the chaos of Dragon*Con, and I use 'chaos' in the most endearing way that I can."


Yeah, this.
It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Saturday, September the 10th, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:Addendum:
Time:2:32 pm
Mood: amused
RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS:

William Shatner Premieres His Version of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Featuring Zakk Wylde
7 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Tuesday, August the 30th, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:Dragon*Con info and updates!
Time:2:37 pm
Mood: sick
It has been one heck of a long time since I made a public entry here. Not for lack of want! But now I've entered that stage where it's been so long that I feel like I need something REALLY GOOD to say. You think I'm joking, but you haven't seen my doc files full of links and fic ideas and movie reviews etc etc for posting. This is me: crazy.

Unfortunately, this post is all about DRAGON*CON PLANNING! So to everybody out there coming to D*C this weekend, here's the info on me, where I'll be, and the best way of catching me. I know this is going up super late in the game, but hey. It's me. The fact that it's going up at all is SO MUCH PROGRESS. *affixes a gold star to my forehead*

Hotel/Arrival/Meeting up/Basic detailsCollapse )

Where you can catch me/AvailabilityCollapse )

In Sum:
WE SHOULD HANG OUT. To those I have tentative plans with, be sure you contact me so I can add them into my schedule/calendar.

And, to all those not attending, if there's anything you'd really like (I used to offer phone calls from celebs, but last year they cracked down on that due to some really ridiculous lawsuits filed against the celebs. IDEK. So that's probably unlikely), such as pictures, video, an autograph, etc (subject to free vs. $$), let me know! I'll be doing video for some of the writing panels as I mentioned above, I'll be hanging around the Walk of Fame, Artists/Comics Alley, and the Dealers Exhibits, so I can hook you up. Maybe. XD

OKAY, THAT'S ALL FOR NOW. I was going to ramble a bit more, but the afternoon is waxing away and I need a snack. >_> Potentially more later.

12 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Wednesday, May the 4th, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:Bits and pieces, dribbles and drabbles
Time:11:23 pm
Mood: ow
First order of business: May the Fourth be with you! Yes, happy Star Wars Day, everyone. XD

Who Knew? Yahoo! presents a quick little video on geek holidays.

Second order of business: I blame ceitfianna and the_croupier forever for getting me hooked on this game. I now share the torment with you. I created for a while, composing stirring symphonies of light and sound... then I decided to recreate some of my favorite compositions, and... lost. Lost forever in square grid music composition land? Le sigh.

Third order of business: I think my custom mood theme disappeared. :-/

Fourth order of business: Hey guys. I miss you. What's up?
1 pint... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Thursday, March the 10th, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:Subtlety is my middle name
Time:10:15 pm
Mood: resigned
http://twitter.com/#!/thisisyourfault




You know who you are.

All right, flist. I've finally broken down and signed up for Twitter. Friend me for amusing user error shenanigans as I figure out how to make this bloody thing work. *FROWNS FOREVER*
14 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Friday, January the 28th, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:Have you had YOUR dose of awesome today?
Time:5:18 pm
Mood: impressed
SOMEBODY HAND THESE GENTLEMEN AN INTERNET


Most epic win I've seen since... the climax to that Indian action film Rick linked last night. Heh.
1 pint... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Monday, January the 24th, 2011 if you care to know.

Subject:The best gifts
Time:3:58 pm
Mood: touched
"Pooh!" whispered Piglet.
"Yes, Piglet?" said Pooh.
"Oh, nothing," said Piglet.
"I was just making sure of you."





I received this card in the mail today. This past year has given me incredible perspective, which is something I feel I've been lacking in my life. I rejoice in my friends, grateful for every day I have their strength, hope, happiness, and vitality. And occasionally I am reminded, they rejoice in me, too.

4 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Sunday, December the 12th, 2010 if you care to know.

Subject:La Meme
Time:3:25 pm
One more thing:

(Taken at in_the_blue's prompting)

Ask me about any character I RP*, and I will pick one of the following and tell you:

a. Three facts about them from my personal fanon.
b. Two reasons they're amazing.
c. Five things that I'd like to see happen to them.
d. Three people that I might ship that character with and why.

Uh... I guess if there's one of these topics about any given character that really fascinates you, you can go ahead and pick that topic too. I'm easy.



*Milliways: Leela, Porthos, Renee Walker, Grace Augustine. Elsegame, including Mixed Muses: Red Pollard, Geordi La Forge, Shawn Spencer, Gus Burton, Neal Caffery, John Crichton, Captain Jack Sparrow, George Mason, Scotty Smalls, Rick O'Connell, Aunt May (yes, that Aunt May), and whomever else I might be forgetting over the last 6 years of RP.
6 pints... It comes in pints?

You are in the house of Elrond. And it is Sunday, December the 5th, 2010 if you care to know.

Subject:HELLO, Also, goodies post!
Time:3:32 pm
Mood: tired
Right. So, now that I've had a good and epic freak out rant, let's get back to your regularly scheduled programming. No, not the radio silence! :|

SO, GUYS. I haven't actually been keeping up with my flist, because I fail. YOUR MISSION, IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT: update me on what I've missed! This means: links to LJ posts, or fun pictures/videos/links, or tagging me for memes, or ANYTHING. *pokes at you allllll*

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8 pints... It comes in pints?

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