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Switching journals

Like it says in the title, I've decided to switch journals back to tristesses, mostly for streamlining my journals but also because I'm sick of logging in and out every time I want to respond to reviews. (But Ariel, you say, why not use another browser? Because I don't like Firefox, I answer.) So when tristesses comes by and friends you, it's just me, and it is, of course, your decision as to whether or not you friend back.

So. Yay new old journal!

Fests, fests everywhere!

It's Kink Bingo time again! This is my second favorite challenge of the year, after Yuletide. It's amazing how much insight I can get into a character or pairing by figuring out how they'd approach a kink or scenario (see: the first several Spock/Uhura fics I wrote).

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And now, two questions:

1) Anybody planning to participate in rarepairfest? If so, what fandoms/pairings have you signed up for? I'm still contemplating signing up, myself.

2) I'm thinking about moving all my journaling back to [personal profile] tristesses (while still crossposting to LJ, of course); I rarely write about my personal life here, and when I do I lock and filter it, so using two journals is a little bulky. I'm just worried about annoying people who originally friended me for my fic. What do you guys think about authors who use their writing journals for their (erratically-posted) RL and brainstorming posts?

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Archiving all my fic at AO3

I just finished (minus a few objectively terrible ones). I've written 75 fics over the past two and a half years, which actually doesn't seem like all that much. It's been interesting seeing how my interests have shifted, since I started with my most recent posts and went backwards. Apparently I was really into non-con in 2009; everything I wrote (mostly Batman and a little Harry Potter) was centered around those themes. It's something I'm not particularly into now, though I did reread those fics and was impressed with myself for writing them - not that I'm vain or anything. Anyway, it's nice to have a masterpost of everything that's so manageable. Have I mentioned I really like AO3?

Except for their importing system. That sucks.

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...but I have opinions on this book nevertheless.

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Ameripicking (is that a word yet?)

A quick question - would any of you recognize the word "moggy" as slang to mean an alley cat? I've never heard of it until now, but I want to know if it's used in any regional dialects in the USA.

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I really, really like the Eighth Doctor. Yeah, I said it. I blame the velvet coat. And romantic subplot aside, the 1996 movie was actually not that bad! I've certainly sat through worse, and enjoyed them. Then again, I have no taste when it comes to this show, so!

Incidentally, a question: I keep trying to upload Russian songs into my iTunes library, but no matter what I label them, the song titles come out like "Ëåòÿùàÿ" and such. I'm confused because 1) the songs have romanized titles, not Cyrillic, so the system shouldn't have a problem, and 2) I have songs in my library that are in Cyrillic and there isn't a problem with that, so wtf is going on with my computer. Any ideas?

Anyway, here's one of those thirty-day memes, this one about music (appropriately enough), ganked from [personal profile] timeasmymeasure. Although I have no idea if I'll be able to do it in the next week, what with the being in the forest and probably not around an internet connection.

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That's a bingo!

I have officially completed my bingo. The fact that I managed to do so actually astounds me, since when I got my card I was feeling so unproductive and not remotely creative, but hey. I'm pleased that I a) wrote in a new fandom, and b) wrote more HP fic (yay!).

Now, onto the extras. Situational humiliation/obedience/sensory deprivation/temperature play postage stamp, anyone? The scene's in my head, I just need to find characters that fit the shadow-faced people acting it out in my head.

This almost makes up for the fact that my car is continuing to slowly decay from the inside out, no matter how many times I take it in.

(Is Dreamwidth fucking up terribly for anyone else, or is that just me?)

Also, a rec!

Dexterity, by leupagus, screamlet, and waldorph. Amanda Grayson, Winona Macawi (eventually Kirk), misc. others. PG-13. Detailing one of Amanda Grayson's first diplomatic assignments, which happens to be on the USS Kelvin.


It is seriously fucking hilarous, and has excellent characterization, too! Go read and enjoy.

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