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I've... I've signed up for NaNoWriMo. This will go on in my mysterious real life, but I had an idea for a novel last night that I might want to use as a starting point. Or write about drag queens in space. I'm not sure.

I met [personal profile] musical_junkie today, who goes to the same school I do! And she's a member of [ profile] ontd_startrek , and ships Rosencrantz/Guildenstern, so she is awesome in my book. <3 Of course, I spent this evening being a nerd instead of, I dunno, doing my laundry, so that'll get done tomorrow.

I can't wait for Saturday, man. My costume is all ironed, my Queens accent... well, it's been rehearsed, and I've got my cereal bars ready. LET IT BEGIN!

House Rules

Sep. 2nd, 2009 09:07 pm
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Okay, new rule: no perusing multichapter fic recs on weekdays, because I will read it all and I will not stop until it is done. If only I was this voracious when it came to all the books I need to read for political science.
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A few days ago, this was the first secret in a post over at [ profile] fandomsecrets. Its comment thread has two main views: "Why are you so paranoid?" and "I totally agree."

From this secret, I've taken two things- one, don't worry about it, and two, keep separate e-mail addresses.

It's a bit obvious who I am for those who know me in the real world. I don't hesitate to post pictures of myself in costume online. I freely talk about the school I attend. I mention my real name from time to time. I don't friendslock my journal, or more personal aspects of my journal. I'm not going to hide my fannish side. It's kind of a big part of me.

Still, while I refuse to let my freak flag be hidden, I have set up fandom and work e-mail accounts for the day when I start interning. I'm a proud nerd, but I still want to be taken seriously by those I work for. While I don't think it'll be as big of a deal for an aspiring editor than for, say, an aspiring lawyer or politician, I still want to be taken on my own merits, and not because someone finds my fandom a negative quality. I hate that I have to, but I'm a big girl who lives in the real world.


Aug. 18th, 2009 10:00 pm
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Like every little girl, I played with Barbies, and, at the right age, brutally dismembered them in a symbolic gesture. Symbolic of what, I don't know. I try to pretend I sprung fully formed from my father's forehead at the age of fourteen.

Recently, however, I've been attracted to Barbies once again, due to their pretty fabulous collector's dolls. There's a Tuesday Morning in town that carries a surprising amount of collector Barbies- they had Black Canary, but the only DC Barbie I'd be interested in is a Harley Quinn. But for all my interest in Barbies (and for all the time I spend going "oh, pretty!" over collector websites), I haven't bought one. To be quite honest, I don't have a clue how I'd display them.

Instead, I've got a little collection of action figures on the top shelf of my desk. It all started with my Obama action figure, which [ profile] doirn  got me for my birthday. He is currently pointing skyward. During my senior "prom", I picked up a Gwen Cooper, easily the tallest and best of the figurines. She has very nice articulation and a wee gun. I bought a little Captain Kirk from Target to add to the collection. His articulation is crap. He came with a captain's chair, and he is sitting in it as though he's trying to cover a hangover. Today, while poking around Tuesday Morning for craft supplies, I found an action figure of Mutt from Indiana Jones, being his usual greaser self with a fencing sword. He's currently glowering at me from over his shoulder while appearing to be guarding Gwen's shins.

When I remembered I had him, I dug a Malik (yes, the one from Yu-Gi-Oh!) action figure out from under my bed. [profile] ink_slinger22 got him for me in middle school, when I was madly in love with Yu-Gi-Oh!. Oh, first fandoms. <3 He has taken his rightful place, standing on top of a dictionary behind everyone else, being evil, weirdly skinny, and poorly articulated. Only his arms, waist, and neck move. It's kind of weird. But I still love him.


Nov. 9th, 2008 07:08 pm
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This is going to be awesome.
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"Well, yeah, I know it's ripped off of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. For me, it's more like a cover band."


Jul. 29th, 2008 10:19 am
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So I've signed up with for my costuming efforts. My account currently includes my silly Bellatrix and my Tetra- including a never before seen (oh noes) of my Tetra costume that manages to make some of my crap pieces look good!

and I still need a better scarf and hair clip before Dragon*Con rolls around. :B
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Trip write up isn't done yet. My descent into Clay Aiken related madness has decided to take precedence.

I was reading about this new web browser in Mac World over the trip, and have decided to give it a whirl. Whatever addicts you to the Internet, it will enable you like no other- it's not only a web browser (it was built on FireFox, so it's not so scary), but also manages to weave in various media stuffs, like your YouTube, Photobucket,, and it has an RSS feed I am not afraid to use. It also, happily, has a Windows version! Here it is. I'm addicted.


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