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March 20th, 2013

shifting back towards manageable

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My VFX class is officially done with and I got my critique last night. I did a lot better than I thought I did, which was nice considering all the hurdles along the way. I have my follow-up appointment on Friday for my hand where presumably I will no longer need to wear a splint and get to move on to the physical therapy portion of this ordeal. There's hardly any pain now, thankfully, which means drawing (in photoshop) and gaming is something I can do for longer than just a few minutes at a time. I'm also hopeful this means I can actually work my sewing machine again, as all my costume bits are sitting there just waiting to be assembled.

Work got a bit busy quicker than I expected. Sales conference and then BEA is coming up, so getting all the marketing material ready for that falls on my department. We're thankfully ahead of schedule, so while it's a little stressful in the sense that there are hard, inescapable print deadlines, our end of things is in very good shape.

Summer road trip plans are tightening up, and both J and I have had our requests for time off approved. I'm excited between the road trip and Wincon to actually do two things this year. Hopefully next year we'll be able to plan for an international destination.

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March 16th, 2013

my priorities

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This is the last weekend for me to final this project and then I can be done with this VFX class.

Did I work studiously all day? Ha. Did I lay in bed and watch the second half of S2 TWD instead? Yes. I hope the anon who prodded me a few weeks back is happy. :p I have to say I'm glad I fell behind and didn't have to wait for new episodes to get through the season. Also thank god I've already watched pretty much everything in Norman's filmography, it's refreshing to pick up old flames and not have to make bad film choices for the actors I'm currently crushing on!

..and then some tl;dr about Oz: The Great and Powerful which failed so hard on every level besides sparking endless complaining and discussion about its MANY problematic aspects today. )

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February 25th, 2013

feeling extroverted but too tired to do much of anything about it

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I hyper-extended my left thumb a couple weeks ago while um, rescuing a box of kittens from a pack of rabid wolves. Really though, of all the things, I was turning on my bike light. It was the LED kind that sits on my spokes and I was pushing with about the strength of forcing a tack into a wall, but ugh, if I knew I could possibly injure myself, I would've approached that motion in a completely different way. Lesson learned. Thanks, body. It finally mostly doesn't hurt, and later this week is my appointment with a specialist to make sure I didn't do any long term damage to the joint. Bluh. I had to put a hold on my Krav classes, so I ended up joining the rock climbing gym that my cubemate joined. No climbing for me anytime soon, but they've got a decent amount of machines and a bunch of other fitness classes at convenient times, so it's been nice.

I'm wrestling slightly with feeling stretched thin. Mostly it's that injuring my hand has affected my ability to sleep throughout the night. Add that to how the VFX class I'm taking continues to be difficult and mentally exhausting, and I'm using the weekends to rest and recover. I'm happy that I'm learning a lot, and there's only one month left before I get those hours back.

J and I have begun looking around at other places to live. As much as I like to bitch about my neighbors they're actually pretty okay when not practicing the same song over and over on a mildly out of tune guitar, but we'd love a bit more space and the ability to have a pet. I'd be happy with a cat, but J really, really, really wants a dog, so that severely limits our pool of options. We put in a rental app yesterday for a house that is 95% perfect and I'm really antsy about it. I just want to know now whether or not we're in the running! There's another apartment in the same area that seems promising, but we have extremely reasonable rent in an extremely nice neighborhood to live in, so it's tough to give that up only for the option to get a pet while everything else (no laundry, no yard) is a lateral move. Here's to hoping, and it's nice that we don't have a pressing need to move, so we can take our time looking.

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February 16th, 2013

[Fic] Supernatural - Dean/Crowley - How to Succeed in Business

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How to Succeed in Business
Supernatural. Dean/Crowley. Dean/Sam hints. Series canon AU (It’s a Terrible Life). Dubious consent (Dean doesn’t know Crowley’s a demon but Crowley knows that Dean Smith is really Dean Winchester). Facefucking, deepthroating, shameless porn. Written for the SPN rarepair fest.
It's happy hour and a stranger in a very nice suit buys Dean Smith the most expensive drink he's ever had.



How to Succeed in Business )

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February 10th, 2013

[ART] X-men First Class - Shaw/Erik - Crawling

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Bound and Determined inspired.



XMFC. Shaw/Erik. NSFW. Dubious consent, knifeplay, partner abuse, sadism, blood. Shaw is his own warning.

Crawling.... )

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Hey a recap, but mostly TV squee

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Friday: After multiple recs sat down to watch the first ep of the The Following on Hulu. Ended up glued to the screen and having Feelings about Kevin Bacon for the first time in almost twenty years. Felt conflicted but was also reminded that Sebastian Shaw gives me Feelings, so thought it was a good time to finish reading Bound and Determined.

Saturday: Still awake at 5am because I was stupid and ended up STARTING OVER instead of just picking up where I'd fallen behind. Best worst decision of my life. Managed to do very little homework, but got my reference images shot and sorted and prepared. Was too stubborn to lay down for a nap and drew things instead. Also met up with [personal profile] verity and had a delicious dinner with talk of psychic wolves that is making me countdown to Friday. All the best things!

Today: Modeling and polishing the camera match for my shot and then maybe more drawing if I'm timely about it.

Various TV things: I've finally walked away from the bad relationship that was Hawaii 5-0. I had such a hard time quitting it even if it just kept sliding downhill and continually disappointing me in so many ways. My crush on the main cast and Ian Anthony Dale still holds, but the pretty is just not enough. I have the last two eps of White Collar waiting for me, but I wasted my Friday evening time as mentioned above with The Following. I am so completely hooked, and can't quite get over that it's full of my favorite tropes and archetypes in ways that I pretty much never actually SEE on screen. Arm flailing.

Also one of the artists I follow on Tumblr has been on a Trek kick and had started with DS9. I didn't watch it regularly at the time it aired, not like I had with TNG or Voyager or the first few seasons of Enterprise, so I've been putting it on as background noise. I think I've probably seen more than I thought I had. I still love Odo. Early season Bashir still makes me facepalm but I love him anyway. I had also forgotten how much of it was pretty much The Quark Show. I told him that if we ever did a Trek con, I'd totally cosplay Quark in a flashy jacket and J responded by giving me an eyebrow and saying it's only a matter of time before I draw Ferengi porn. I want to say that I'm pretty sure that's a line I wouldn't cross, but over the past two weeks it's become a lulzy pink elephant and now I CAN'T RULE IT OUT ENTIRELY. Sometimes I don't understand myself.

Art post in a sec....

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February 3rd, 2013

[ART] Teen Wolf - Stiles/Derek - Cross Your Heart

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It is very hard for me to draw wolfed out Derek and not make him look like Wolverine with no eyebrows. Fffff. But then again, maybe that's why I like him? Stiles on the other hand is an absolute pleasure to draw, even if his fuzzy head is difficult. Next time I'm hoping to try drawing some Lydia or Scott.




Cross Your Heart )

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January 18th, 2013

I have moved all of two feet from Ikea chair to computer chair.

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Watched the series finale of Fringe and I said on Tumblr that:

It's impossible to curl into a ball in cheap Ikea chairs

Oh god series finale I can’t even function right now. I’m too overwhelmed to even use a reaction gif.

I don’t even know if I’m satisfied or not. I just feel like I need booze.


Vaguely more of a reaction now. Spoilery. )

Going to curl into a ball on the bed now.

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January 14th, 2013

[VID] Fringe - Peter/Lincoln/Olivia - Heartbeats by The Knife

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My gift to [personal profile] monanotlisa for [community profile] fringe_exchange!

Vid embedded under the cut, 4:00, mildly NSFW? )

Downloadable (and also watchable) here at my dropbox.

This has slight changes from the version I posted on the comm (in addition to just adding credit for the footage used), having repeated a scene bugged me...among other minor things. Version one is still available here though!

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[ART] Stargate Atlantis - John/Rodney sex pollen

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For the sex pollen square on my [community profile] trope_bingo card. :D Had to pull this from the other post last night, since my original image had been saved out corrupt.



Not so much a kiss as John murmuring really filthy things to Rodney.... )

I still don’t understand your face, John, but I will count this as mildly successful.

John getting hit with sex pollen and being all “Hey, Rodney, mumblemumble-filthy-something-or-other” is possibly my favorite thing ever. Followed by the moment when Rodney stops sputtering and remembers he’s the toppiest ever.

Actually, I lie. girl!John is my favorite thing ever, but that I still haven't managed to draw.

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January 13th, 2013

More Sketches, a couple doodles (Teen Wolf, XMFC, RotG)

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Nothing explicit. :3

Stiles/Derek sketch. )

Charles(/Erik) sketch. )

Pitch Black/Sandman )

Vid posts tomorrow....

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January 8th, 2013

fandom stocking sketches (Gundam Wing, Fullmetal Alchemist)

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I'd drawbled a few things for fandom stockings. I may fix them up a bit more later.... They're pretty tame, just smooches and stuff!

Gundam Wing (Duo/Heero), Fullmetal Alchemist (Roy/Riza) )

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January 7th, 2013

Krav Maga kicks my ass

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Home from my third Krav class. HOLY CRAP I AM TIRED.

I have all these things to squee about, so hopefully by the time I am showered and fed I will manage more than this quick little "still alive" post!

eta: nope. ...my body is going to be so stiff in the morning. but at least this time there is minimal bruising? x_x

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December 30th, 2012

[ART] Marvel (Hawkeye) - Gift art for "know you're not alone"

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Hawkeye (comics). Gen. Gift art for "know you're not alone" posted in the 2012 Yuletide challenge. Art is gen, but story is Clint/Cap written in amazing Kate POV. Text in the speech bubble is from the fic, by...anonymous until the reveal! Lineart here.

Merry (expletive gerund) Kwanzaa... )

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December 29th, 2012

Please give me your address!

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I have cards and things and a desperate need to finally make use of them. Also my mom gave me a TON of forever stamps and the postal service reinstalled the mailbox on the corner so it's a sign. If you want fun random things to show up in your mailbox, please give me your address! Comments are screened! If you don't know me very well but want mail anyway, tell me a little about yourself so I have something to write to you about. :D

...and if I had your address previously, I have probably lost it (and by probably I mean definitely)...my address book didn't import over and I am incapable of keeping a physical address book.

eta: YAY, keep em coming. Also, outside the US is no problem!

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[ART] Lord of the Rings - Gimlichu!

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Back in 2004 I doodled Gimli in Pikachu's pose. Saw the Hobbit last weekend and felt it was time to bring this back. Dwarves! J colored it for me. Lineart here.



Lord of the Rings. Legolas & Gimli.

Gimlichu! )

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December 28th, 2012

I am such a lurker in this fandom...

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[community profile] fringe_exchange went live today.

I got a giftfic of pre-canon Redverse John Scott and Olivia being badass!

I think I've read it ten times already. ;-;

Feelings everywhere.

Slowly making my way through all the other entries. There is so much good stuff, including fix-its and lots of Astrid, and it all just makes me ridiculously happy <3333.

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December 25th, 2012

Merry Yuletide to me!

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I just left the most rambly capslocky comment, and forgot to add OMG TITLE, but yes. The first time I ever heard this song it was immediately Victor/Logan in my head and oh, ohhh.

My shiny Yuletide present came complete with the delicious sort of amnesia-laden dubcon that is possibly my favorite of all tropes in the X-Men Origins fandom. It leaves me with tons of questions in all the right ways, where I want to know like burning what happens next, but it's still so very satisfying. sdflkjs. Victor, you magnificent bastard. :DDDD

Blood Sticks, Sweat Drips (1660 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Victor Creed/Logan (X-Men)
Characters: Logan (X-Men), Victor Creed
Summary:

A stranger from Logan's past brings up unpleasant ideas about who he used to be.



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December 15th, 2012

No holiday party after all. Woe.

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Spent oodles of time assembling an outfit and then boom, J was knocked flat by a terrible cold (he's so very rarely sick, but when it hits, it hits him hard) and I think I'm coming down with it as well. His company throws really amazing holiday parties though, so I'm super bummed we couldn't go. I am prepared to curl up with a blanket and watch Avengers over and over this weekend to make up for it.

The bright spot of my week is that we went and saw Rise of the Guardians. It was a spur of the moment decision and it was so very good. I wasn't expecting much, particularly since the trailers were a bit meh, but it was really engaging from start to finish and the animation was gorgeous. Dreamworks is so often hit or miss for me, but I think I might like RotG more than I liked How to Train Your Dragon. I don't feel shippy about it really, but I'd love to see it again. I'm more antsy to see The Hobbit, but it all depends on how the both of us feel tomorrow. Dwarves. <333333

Fest obligations are coming along. Secret Mutant = done. Yuletide = 95% done. Fringe Exchange = praying I'm not making the wrong choices. Two out of three ain't bad!

I have another post brewing about more work stuff--publishing contracts and author advances and all that jazz. It'd be locked like most of my work chatter, but now that I am having more time, speak up if you'd like me to give you access. Also, if you are reading this and we have things in common, totally let me know so I can follow you back and maybe stop being quite so much of a hermit.

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November 19th, 2012

[ART] Supernatural - Sam/Dean - Gateway Motel

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Supernatural. Sam/Dean. NSFW.

Gateway Motel.... )

This is practically a redraw of a 2007 piece. I've been rewatching S2 to remind myself of the good times.

I may need to lighten the piece later. My laptop's gamma is all over the place.

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