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2017-09-17 01:15 pm
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[comm] dear trickortreatex author:

Dear Trick or Treat Author,

Thank you for writing something for me! I love this time of year and the holidays it brings. Cool weather approaching, winter approaching, and all the cozy and creepy things. ... I didn't mean for that to rhyme, but we'll go with it. Anyway, I have a pretty standard set of likes/dislikes included in my letter that I include in almost all of them. Then, I'll give you some specific prompts and any specific likes/dislikes for each fandom request.

AO3: [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

For all fandoms, I have selected nominated character tags for focal characters I'd like to see, but I'm happy with any and all combinations of supporting characters. If you would like to do ship-fic, I will include a list of the ships I'd like to see. However, I am equally happy with gen or something in-between. I am happy with all ratings unless noted for a specific prompt. If I indicate that I'd like to have smutty fic, I prefer to let the characters dictate their own kinks, and I'm pretty game for anything which doesn't involve scat or any of my other DNWs. With regard to violence, I am happy to see it included, particularly on the level it might be in canon, but especially in fandoms that are especially violent I would prefer fics that didn't focus on a play-by-play of especially gruesome things, even if they are included within a plot.

Now, onto fandom specifics. This letter is so long, you may want to use CTRL + F!

fandom specifics )
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2017-09-02 01:20 am

(no subject)

I just finished my GenEx assignment, which is due tomorrow at a really confusing time. At least they provided a countdown.

I had the day off, sort of, but went to the optional in-service with my dad and had someone taller and more practically skilled with things help me with a couple of things in my classroom.

Monday is an actual day off, too, which is great because I haven't even started my auexchange fic. I am a very fast writer when I am determined, and I was super-excited about this particular assignment from the start, but starting work ate my entire life and motivation. Luckily, this prompt is kind of allowing me to write a fic I've always wanted to write anyway?

I really need to just find a good zoning playlist and write a lot tomorrow.

My friend I've been watching Stargate with is currently afk all the time, so that's been on hold. No room to whine, though. His reason is that he's been in the edge of the path of Harvey. Last I heard, while they had been predicting his house would get floor-level flooded, it miraculously just missed getting in the house.
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2017-08-19 01:32 am
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[comm] dear femslashex author:

Dear FemSlashEx Author,

Thank you for writing something for me! I am [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe. I really look forward to participating in this exchange. Included in this letter are my likes, dislikes, and some individual prompts and clarifications. Generally, unless I explicitly say that I don't want something, I am happy for fic to go there, as long as there is a silver lining at the end. Happy slice-of-life to dark fic and survival in the trenches, I'm excited to read it!

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

I'm comfortable with any rating of fic, but I don't want graphic representations of underage sexuality. Fade-to-black or be subtle if characters are underage, or write a fic where they are of age, please, should you choose to include sexuality. If you do include sexuality, I prefer to let the characters and context dictate kinks, rather than me. Other than something that touches on my dislikes or nonsexual bodily fluids, I'm game.

Fandom Specifics )
we_protect_each_other: "we protect each other" (everlark)
2017-08-17 12:39 am
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Continuity

My grandmother, my father's mother and my last remaining grandparent, passed away yesterday morning. It was not unexpected and she had been suffering from late stage Alzheimer's for a long time. It's still sad, hard to process, and hard to think "what now" for my dad, his sister, and her husband who have all been on the front lines for Mam-aw for years now. She died without life insurance, without fully owning her once-owned home due to poor decisions made when she was getting sick, and my aunt and uncle have been unemployed, both with health problems, living with and caring for her full time. The empathetic "what now" resounds.

I have had a few moments of personal grief, but these things are slow for me. More than sadness, I have had this pervasive sense of everything being eerie. My grandmother was clinging to life Sunday afternoon. I went and prayed at her bedside, knowing I was probably saying goodbye. I was in her house. Now I know that house won't be in my family anymore. Beyond petty financial concerns born of the fact that we're all pretty broke, it's just sad.

I don't have a Mam-aw's house anymore.

But it didn't drop off the Earth. That's what keeps getting to me. The way everything continues except for her. The way everything continues except for my dad and his sister and her husband taking care of her. Everything continues. There are tomatoes on the counter, mottled green and red, and they were alive when Mam-aw was, on the vine. They fell before she did. They were there this weekend, intended to become fried green tomatoes, but they didn't. They might still become something else.

Now, my grandmother will never become something else ever again. I believe in souls. I hope she is present in heaven with God, with my step-grandfather again, that she is at peace. But whatever happens at death, it has happened to her, and the world kept happening. I went to work. When I'm busy nothing is different. Things kept happening, even when she stopped.
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2017-08-14 12:44 am
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[comm] dear fandomgrowthexchange author:

Dear FGE Author,

Thank you for writing something for me! This exchange is really exciting; heaven knows I often go searching in fanfiction tags for things that simply don't exist. I'm glad that this will us an opportunity to fix some of that. I've included my general likes, dislikes, and then some fandom specific prompts.

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

I'm comfortable with any rating of fic.

You can CTRL+F for what you're looking for; any redundancy is for people who are just looking for one specific prompt.

Fandom Specifics )
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2017-08-13 02:00 pm

An About Me Meme

Cross-posted from my tumblr, because memes are open-source.

Relationship Status: Single because I hate Straight Boys ™ and no one I’m attracted to is ever attracted to me.

Favorite Color: Red

Lipstick or chapstick: Chapstick. I use the Dr. Pepper flavor chapstick for reddish tint. I occasionally wear lipstick but almost never.

Last song I listened to: “Praying” by Kesha, as far as deliberately.

Last movie I watched: Wonder Woman.

Top 3 shows:

Animated

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Young Justice
  • Type Moon, in general


Live Action

  • White Collar
  • Leverage
  • Because I’m currently rewatching it, Stargate SG-1


Top 3 characters

Animated

Male

  • Zuko (A:TLA)
  • Emiya Shirou/Archer (Fate)
  • Dick Grayson (YJ)


Female

  • Katara (A:TLA)
  • Artoria Pendragon (Fate)
  • Sakura Kyouko (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)


Live Action

Male

  • Neal Caffrey (White Collar)
  • Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1)
  • Bellamy Blake (The 100)


Female

  • Diana Prince (Wonder Woman)
  • Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)


Top 3 ships:

  • Aang/Katara/Zuko
  • Rin/Shirou/Artoria
  • (because rewatching) Jack/Daniel


Wow, I actually hate limiting this list that much.

Books I’m currently reading: Teacher manuals for stuff at my new job… I really should develop a reading for pleasure habit again.

5 Things in my bag:

  • Phone (when going out)
  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Heartburn medicine
  • Dr. Pepper chapstick


5 Things in my room:

  • Boxes. So many boxes
  • Some anime figurines and keychains
  • My clothes
  • Dr. Jackson the bear
  • My bed


5 Things on my to-do list:

  • Get rid of headache
  • Sweeten the tea
  • Soak feet in epsom salt
  • Decorate my effing classroom
  • Procure fried green tomatoes


6 Things I’m into: I’m bad at limiting interests so gonna make some other stuff I couldn’t fit even by extending the top 3′s.

  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica / Kyouko/Sayaka
  • Documentaries
  • Museum Heist (Dick/Wally/Artemis)
  • this Myths & Legends podcast I’ve been listening to
  • food, a bit too much
  • Leverage and Librarians OT3s (Eliot/Parker/Hardison & Cassandra/Ezekiel/Jake)


On tumblr, it's customary to tag people you'd like to have do it, so in that spirit I'd love it if any of my mutuals want to do it so I can see it! Please note that I extended the Top 3 sections. Originally it just asked for your Top 3, but I'm too damn indecisive.
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2017-08-11 11:43 pm
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[comm] dear darkestnight author:

Dear DarkestNight Author,

Thank you for writing something for me! This is my second year participating in this exchange, and I have been looking forward to it all year. I love fics where characters go through hell but come out, if not unscathed, at least with a tiny vestige of home. I don't like abject tragedy, but I can handle meaningful tragedy and, in fact, think I love it. I have made this letter as clear as I can, but it's a slightly different format than my usual. Contact the mod if you need any clarification.

As always, prompts are suggestions, not binding. I really hope you have fun writing your story!

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Additional for this Exchange: Tropes from the Optional Tags I would prefer NOT to see, unless otherwise mentioned, not quite covered by the above: Permanent Break-Ups, Explicit Underage*, ABO, any sexual acts involving non-sexual body fluids with the exception of very minor injury due to rough sex

* Some characters requested in this exchange (Madoka and ATLA) are under the age of consent. For them, you've got two options: go PG-13 on the sex references or write a story where they have been aged up due to progression of time or something like that. I'd probably slightly prefer the former for Madoka and the latter for ATLA, BUT it is a very slight preference. Obviously, I've asked for things where you don't have to include sex at all, but just if you wanted to.

I've requested a couple of fandoms twice to separate out tag requests, but sometimes it was just only one tag that only applied to one, so I had to be a tiny bit redundant. To make this less confusing, I'll sort of scaffold it downward, so look for subheadings for the fandom as a whole.

Fandom Specifics )
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2017-08-07 08:31 pm
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Not Great News

My first day at work went pretty well. However, I have another thing that is of pretty huge concern for me. If you pray, I'd appreciate my dad being thought of in those prayers. He got a letter, short and succinct, from a local small city whose civic pest control he has provided for more than 20 years saying that they would no longer require his services. My dad ended up in that profession through basically getting caught up in helping his father early in his life and then never being able to venture beyond it. My grandfather died before I was born, but my dad closed and restarted to business. This city has been happy with his services these many years, but they have stopped this account, probably because they've found someone to low-ball the bid. My dad does good, respectable work, and he does it all on his own.

I genuinely don't know what I can do. I am already, just out of personal conviction and conscience, committed to doing what I can financially for my parents (helping pay for some extra housekeeping and stuff for my mom because I am not a fantastic domestic person and my mom is disabled, for example) but I just don't really see a way through for my dad. It's not just the money, it's also his self-worth that worries me. I just want him to be able to respect himself and to make a living, and lately he seems to struggle to do either.
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2017-08-01 10:25 pm
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(no subject)

COME PLAY @ THE [ FIC POSITIVITY FEEDBACK MEME ]
my thread here


Ego, maybe, but also just saying that a) I write and b) you could make a thread too if you have friends who might do it!
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2017-08-01 10:05 pm
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(no subject)

I cannot believe it's only Tuesday. This has been one of the longest weeks ever. This is vague enough that I won't lock it, but in case you missed it last time, rambly somewhat-specifics about teaching will be access-locked because I want to be sufficiently discreet even when vague-blogging about it.

I worked on my classroom until two hours after we were technically allowed to go home. I know that's kind of going to just happen as a teacher but getting off the summer doldrums while it's still so hot is kind of a shock. I'm pretty happy but exhausted all the time.

I also keep having dreams lately about parent death. Both of my parents are still alive and I have decent relationships with them. But I keep having these dreams where it's like I realize belatedly that I am in a stage in my life where they have already been gone for a while and have these sort of flashback dreams about what happened to bridge the gap between having both of them here to having one or both of them gone. It's really disturbing and eerie, because they're nightmares of a slow-burn kind. I accept that, if nature takes its course, I will one day lose my parents, but this is just a weird, new recurring theme in dreams for me.
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2017-07-29 01:23 am
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[comm] dear crossovering author:

Dear Crossovering Author,

Thank you for writing something for me! As I have noted on the sign-up form, my character tag requests are just characters that I think about a lot independently. For each of the fandoms I have requested, there aren't any primary characters that I would dislike receiving a fic about, so if you don't feel the character tags, feel free to disregard and follow your heart.

I am comfortable with fics of any rating but prefer no porn-without-plot. I do not want underage sexuality but flirting and kissing teen stuff is fine. Writing fics when younger characters are a bit older is also fine. I'll continue with a few other likes and dislikes, then I will go to fandom specifics. Please feel free to deviate from the prompts if you are inspired to go in another direction.

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Fandom Specifics )
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2017-07-20 10:31 pm
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WonderTrev

I went to see Wonder Woman for the second time today. I just had to see it one more time before I had to go back to work or something else got in the way. I drug my dad with me this time because I knew he'd appreciate it at least a little once I actually got him there. He agreed that he did enjoy it much more than he thought he would but had to, of course, say he didn't think he'd enjoy it at all.

I just love Diana/Steve so much??? I feel like there is a contingent of fandom that would have us almost ignore is presence in te movie because it feels like such a victory for movies about women, etc. But I guess just as a bi person who is frustrated by cultural entitlement issues that allow men and almost pressure men to suck, it is so nice to see a het dynamic that doesn't give me a lot of weird pause and misgivings even if I like it. I would really like to write fic for them, but I don't know where to start. I just have this abundance of love for them and wanted to mention it.
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2017-07-18 03:54 am

AUexchange assignment.

Won't say anything more except that I'm excited and my recipient chose tags I created and nominated so this is awesome. Getting to write a fic that's always been in my head anyway for an interested party? YES.
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2017-07-17 04:47 am

Stargate (1994) & Children of the Gods

A friend of mine and I watched Stargate together on rabbit today. I hadn't seen either one in several years. I get really fixated on things I like sometimes, but for the past couple of years I feel like the way I used to get involved in things has reached something of a mass that I can't maintain anymore. Does anyone remember that Katamari Demassi (I am probably spelling that wrong) game? About the little guy who would push a ball around and gather up everything in site and the ball would get bigger and bigger and the bigger it got the bigger things it'd pick up? I feel like that is me and fandom over the past couple of years.

I was telling my friend that I have a teddy bear I sometimes sleep with (when not too warm) named Dr. Jackson. This happened because I was most-into Stargate that first time around the time I got my wisdom teeth out. I believe this was the very end of the year I was 19. I was home from college and my mom gave me the teddy bear out of the things she had gotten my for Christmas early as a sort of reassurance/comfort gift given that I had just had minor oral surgery. I spent a lot of time in bed, drinking liquids and watching Stargate. I don't remember major pain, really, because it healed well and I took my medicine on time, but I do remember feeling sort of loopy and weak and helpless. It was a time when I had not been nurtured in a long time but then I was for a while. It probably sounds spoiled rotten from an outside perspective, but I guess I just really miss being cared for by other people. I often feel ignored and expected to carry myself by people I care about, even though I know it's a result of the way my personality projects or something in part at least. Anyway, it was just really nice, and Dr. Jackson has remained special to me ever since.

In rewatching these first few installments, I'm reminded of how much I do remember and how much I don't. There were questions my quite-pedantic viewing friend had that I honestly didn't know how to answer. Then again, I was able to wash dishes and do a few other things will the rabbitcast was going without missing the important stuff. That happens when you're into something that's really long. The early installments become boringly familiar while the later ones become more and more distant.

Rewatching the movie and the first episode with a more adult, critical eye now, I can't help but notice a couple of things. Even five years or more ago, I was aware of the fact that this series was very-90s, reassuringly so in some ways. I got into it late, but i remember Stargate being peripherally there at random times throughout my growing up years. But now, being more aware as I am, I just feel like there are certain kinds of innocence and naivete about presentation that just wouldn't fly now. My friend said it was very "post-Reagan capitalism" in the movie and then laughed about the Clinton Administration being in power at the time that they were in Chulak.

I was actually surprised by the fact that in Children of the Gods, Daniel actually lampshaded the fact that he was being treated as a "savior" by the people on Abydos. The white savior vibe meter is high in both the movie and the show. It's not so egregious that I think that in a vacuum the show suffers for it or is especially white-person aggrandizing, but seeing as these things don't exist in a vacuum my skin crawled a bit. But for escapism, I can appreciate this show in its own little space and appreciate that they at least tried to, in a period-typical way, acknowledge the trope and suggest that it wasn't that simple. I read some pretty good meta, way back when, on LJ about how Sha'u're actually was herself the most revolutionary character in the original film. I really liked it at the time, but I wonder how much of it is true and how much of it is wishful thinking.

Sha're and Skaara being taken in Children of the Gods is also very sad on one level but also really frustrating. I know that I ship Jack/Daniel and always have but it's still really kind of icky feeling that it's necessarily built on the back of Sha're and Skaara being taken in order to propel the plot. I really just can't help feeling Sha're and Skaara are among those characters who really deserved better. Nevertheless, I am along for the likely slow-ride of rewatching this show and falling in love with Jack/Daniel again. I was asked by my friend, who knows my penchant for shipping OT3s, if I had one in this show. I remember writing a fic that was Daniel/Sam once as a sort of mutual pining for Jack thing when he was gone, but overall I feel like I didn't really? Which seems unlike me. I'm not opposed to it, but I think I mostly shipped Jack/Daniel and Sam/Martouf???
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2017-07-16 01:03 pm
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Thirteen

I awakened to the news that the Thirteenth Doctor is to be a woman, played by Jodie Whittaker. I am really happy for the sake of representation, but I feel a little bit like I'm reeling anyway. When I was younger I was resistant to the idea, but addressing internalized misogyny and just growing up have paved the way for me to be not-unhappy about this development. However, it just really does feel like this bigger change for me than I know how to process at the moment, even though I know I'll probably welcome her with open arms when I see her in action. Now if only I would finish watching the middle episodes of S10.
we_protect_each_other: "we protect each other" (everlark)
2017-07-15 11:55 pm
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Fandom Content To Do List

Back in April when I was swamped and tied down, I fantasized about all the fannish catching up I was going to do when I was "free" with summer break. Trouble is, freedom doesn't feel free when you're really uncertain about the future. I don't really know why I let myself go on the road to utterly wrecked sleep cycle and no structure or (even leisurely) ambition, but this ALWAYS happens when I have no deadline in the future. Now, I have secured employment and will be working toward my first day of new hire orientation on July 24. Meaning that my completely free time is almost at its end. Normally, that'd have me in tears just because I hate change, but I honestly think that this summer has taught me that I was completely right about my inclination that teaching was good for me, pacing-wise. I can see my next break in the future, but it's far enough out that I do know I have to commit and get things done during my days, and I think this lifestyle will really suit me if I can just get myself in gear.

I've decided to make a to-do list for things I want to do in terms of consuming fandom content. I might make a different sort of post about my fanworks later, but this is about the canon itself.

I. Rewatch
II. Catch Up/Finish
III. New Media
IV. Currently


I. Rewatch (or Reread)


  • Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • Fate/Zero
  • Kara no Kyoukai
  • Steins;Gate
  • Robotics;Notes
  • The Hunger Games (books)
  • Digimon Adventure
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Star Wars OT & PT
  • Artemis Fowl


II. Catch Up/Finish


  • Doctor Who
  • The Librarians
  • BBC Merlin (?)
  • Yuuri On Ice


III. New Media




Currently


  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Myths & Legends Podcast
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender


I don't really know if being arrested by nostalgia like this is good for anyone, but I can't seem to help it? I just feel like I fell into such a slump on some of this stuff that I missi t so badly...
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2017-07-14 03:36 am
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tumblr tags

Since this DW is full of Dear Author letters and not a lot else but my tumblr is a six year old time capsule of everything I have found mildly interesting and void-screaming, I think it is worth noting that if you want to know me before I have accumulated much here, you might glance there. This is by no means saying you have to, but it's just an offer. As I write this post, I am reaching a point of delirium where I can't write a Good or even Coherent Post right now, but what I am gonna do is create a list of tumblr tags that I think provide a window into my personality.

My sense of humor, my ambitions, my aesthetic, my sense that pushing buttons on the internet will one day make me feel alive.

tumblr tags of questionable interest:



If you are looking for fandom stuff, literally just append the full fandom name to a /tagged/ link on there.
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2017-07-14 02:11 am
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Am I a farmer now?

I joined the FFA... sort of.

I spent my first hour on fail_fandomanon. I actually sort of figured out how it works, etc.

I have really enjoyed these past few days of dreamwidth actually being active in some ways and not just shouting into a void.

I got a job today! My first teaching job. It's not official quite yet, and it's 45 minutes drive. It could be better, but it could be so much worse. I feel like if I can stick this out for a year or two, I can save some money, pay down some debt, help my parents, and figure out where or if I want to move to a more metro area. It's in a beautiful rural area, and I live in a small city (50k). I would like to go somewhere with more opportunity and more nerdy social outlets, but int he meantime, I love the landscape here. I don't want to feel financially or socially pressured to move just for the sake of moving. I am blessed to get along with my parents and I don't especially want to leave them or our dogs when I don't have an interesting or especially safe or comfy place to land.

I'm considering whether or not to institute some kind of minor locking of my entries, but also I am l-a-z-y and don't want to have to change gears every time I make a post.

This is a line just so that every line-break in this post doesn't start with "I."
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2017-07-11 03:38 pm
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A Fannish Autobiography: Part II

Part II: GeoSites, because I swear that's how you say it

When I was in third grade, several fateful things happened. The most solemn of these was that the shooting at Columbine High School happened. Between this new fear about the conditions teenagers faced in public school, my parents perception of my early-adolescent symptoms of depression, and other concerns about my education itself, my parents decided to home-school me. This had pros and cons, and to this day, I will argue with my fellow proponents of public school that home-schooling isn't all bad. When it is done by a caring, intelligent parent or individual, it can be a very rewarding experience that allows an individual child to pursue his or her own interests and strengths, academically and otherwise. I got to volunteer in the community and to participate in programs to get me around kids my age and other things like that, so I wasn't all alone. I wouldn't say that I wasn't lonely quite a bit of the time, though, and envious of my peers who got to see their friends every day. Like I said, there were pros and cons.

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