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14 August 2010 @ 12:34 pm
has it really been a month since i posted?

i really do need to stop taking surprise hiatuses.

RL was rough for a while, between financial struggles (so bad at one point i was wondering if i was even going to be able to go back to school, but i think i've found a solution), moving and dealing with furnishing issues, and just having a hard time keeping any kind of work schedule because of other RL distractions. i'm one of those people who loves routine--i just start feeling lost without one.

not to mention the humidity. good god, but the heat has been absolutely awful, and the worst of it was this past week when i was moving. but i'm finally settling in to the new place--which is really cute, i love my room, even if it still looks like a disaster zone--and spending the weekend recovering and decompressing. the exhaustion and stress has been causing some strain in my relationship, too (the boy is also moving) but we are still okay--i think just a weekend (or week...) of catching up on sleep will give us some much needed clarity.

things are finally starting to look up. i hope. :)

there's no way i'll be able to catch up on what i've missed, so you guys should fill me in if you feel like it!
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13 July 2010 @ 10:35 pm
i am unbelievably jealous of everyone who gets to go to infinitus.

i don't even have enough money to visit my boyfriend out in california before he gets back. :-(

and after graduate school, i will be so in debt i probably won't get to go anywhere that's non-work related unless my parents kindly fund a trip home. (though the degree is more than worth it).

still... if only...

*wistful sigh*
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
11 July 2010 @ 01:23 pm
i've had an amazing week between the boyfriend and my friend elise, but i have to say that i'm looking forward to getting back into my routine when she leaves later this afternoon. the inactivity in regards to productivity within my own work has been getting to me, and i can't wait to reacquaint myself with the piano.

but it's been a really special week in so many ways. the three days with mike were emotional for both of us--more so than i think either of us had expected--and we had some important, meaningful conversation that i think has already strengthened our relationship. and i really treasure the fact that i still have these important friendships from high school. elise and i have spent many hours just reminiscing, talking about the people we were and who we are now. i've known her for almost a decade now, which is a crazy thought in and of itself.

i'm overdue for a pic!spam post, and having elise visit has given me plenty of opportunities to take some really lovely pictures. so expect some tomorrow!

i really will get better about updating this thing and commenting on your entries--it is a summer resolution!

Current Mood: lovedloved
09 July 2010 @ 03:51 pm
i couldn't help myself...

Choose a fandom and answer these questions: Harry Potter

One True Pairing Ship: Draco/Hermione(duh... :D)

Canon Ship: Hmm... I had to think long and hard about this one. I liked Harry/Ginny in the beginning, but then the movies kinda ruined her for me. I guess Remus/Tonks. And I'm somewhat intrigued by Draco/Astoria, but I have a feeling my opinion of her character differs significantly from JKR's. So, essentially, I guess I don't really like all the canon ships that much...

"If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship: Harry/Draco

Guilty Pleasure Ship: Pansy/Ron. And Remus/Sirius (which is guilty because I can't stand Sirius in any other context).

"I dabble a little" Ship: Draco/Astoria

"It's like a car crash" Ship: Snape/Lily

"Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship: Scorpius/Rose

"Makes no canon sense but why the hell not" Ship: Fred/Hermione

"Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship: Harry/Snape. Just... no.
Current Mood: lovedloved
30 June 2010 @ 08:57 am
hmm, i don't know what's exactly going on with me and this place--i read your entries daily (even though i've been somewhat bad at commenting lately, for which i apologize!) and am still an active writer in fandom, but the pull to post here constantly isn't as strong as it used to be. i'm not going anywhere, don't worry! as long as i write, i will at least be somewhat around. i guess i just don't have as much desire to write about RL here.

possibly because it's honestly not all that exciting...

but life is good all the same!

my boyfriend is visiting me on monday (!!!), and will be in town until thursday. then i have a friend staying with me through the weekend, so it's safe to say that i will most likely be on another mini-hiatus until then!

things i've been watching/reading/writing:

i. buffy the vampire slayer (lol, i know this show is what... ten years old? but i never got into it when it was out. i'm only on the second season, and it took several episodes but i'm actually getting into it now! :D)
ii. game of thrones (just started the first book. it bears many similarities to LoTR, but is also quite different--in short, it looks like this is going to be the best fantasy i've read in a while!)
iii. a suitable boy, by vikram seth (1500 pages, but the length only means i won't have to worry about finishing it any time soon! i'm a couple hundred in already, and it's a page-turner. i would recommend anything by this author--his writing is so vivid, and his characters so *real*.)
iv. startrekbigbang (6k in already, and it's mostly structured though i've been working a lot of it out as i go. jim and bones are too much fun to write!)

i really have to do a fic dump here at some point.
Current Mood: creativecreative
17 June 2010 @ 11:39 am
wow, unexpected hiatus!

i've been struggling a bit to construct a summer routine that would produce as much productivity as possible during the day, and i think i've found something that works. here is what a day generally looks like for me:

8am: wake up
9am: leisurely breakfast at coffee bytes
10am-3pm: practice (with plenty of little breaks!)
3pm: work out
5pm: dinner
6pm-9:30pm: musical theater rehearsal
10:30ishpm-bedtime: skype//hang out online with the bf

i have so much that i need to get done in order to prepare for the coming school year that i hardly have time for much of a social life but i've managed to see a few friends over lunch and coffee and such since i've been back. i won't have lessons until september, and since i want to do my big solo degree recital in november my goal is to have everything as in my fingers as possible, and hopefully memorized, before i see my teacher.

so it's a full day but i love it! and the other piece of good news is that my boy is definitely coming back to visit madison for a few days on july 5th, and when he leaves i have a really close girlfriend from high school days who i haven't seen in forever coming to stay with me for a few days! so july will fly by and then the boy will be back for good july 31st!

i've signed up for a couple summer dramione exchanges too, and am excited to get my assignments! and there's also bigbang stuff... and i'm getting back into reading for pleasure, which i've really missed! i'm currently reading vikram seth's "a suitable boy," which is an 1,000pg and then some novel. but SO good so far!!!

and i will post a link to my dracobigbang soon. i am slowly making my way through the entries, and still need to comment and such. so much wonderful stuff!

i'm afraid i won't have time to catch up on all your entries, so tell me how you've been doing!

Current Mood: artisticartistic
04 June 2010 @ 03:02 pm
i'm in the first genuinely good mood since mike left monday. a list of why--

+it's great being home. love seeing the family, eating healthy, homecooked meals with lots of veggies and fruit, and just general relaxing.
+skype, and doing various other things over the internet with the boy, have helped immensely.
+the mother gave me some great cookbooks to take home, so i'm planning on learning more about cooking, especially baking--i'm making peanut butter chocolate chip cookies over the weekend to mail to the boy!
+excited to get a haircut tomorrow--it is way too long for the summer. medium bob? YES PLEASE.
+dracobigbang launches tomorrow! i am TOO excited.

love you all!

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Dear Thunderstorms,

Because you are going to be invading Madison and New Haven all afternoon and into the evening, I have to catch a 4am taxi to the airport so I have as many chances of flying standby as possible once I get to Detroit. If I *still* have to spend the night in Detroit after doing all this, I will be most displeased.

Why couldn't you have waited until Friday?

No Love,
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
so i was standing in line for my coffee, and while i was waiting i caught some conversation from the workers who were talking about harry potter.

they're both graduate students, and the girl was going on about how she would reread the books every summer, and goes, "i mean, i might do that, and can quote parts verbatim, and might know the titles of all the chapters... but i'm not going to get all philosophical."

pause. "or write fanfiction."

the guy says, "have you read any of that stuff?"

girl goes, "yeah i know, some of it's ridiculous, and there are really weird pairings..."

meanwhile i'm standing there trying really hard not to laugh.

and then a little while later the girl says, "...and some of these people are OUR age!"

clearly she hasn't read any of the good stuff! xD

what are the funniest conversations you guys have overheard about fandom in public places?

(please, i need the laughs today! :D)
Current Mood: amusedamused
23 May 2010 @ 03:46 pm
woot, my draco big bang is finished and submitted! i finally just had to close my eyes and send it off, even though i'm still partly afraid there are glaring mistakes in there that i missed even with many hours of editing. but it's at at a little over 24k, and overall i think i'm pretty happy with it! i can't wait until the comm goes live (and i'm dying to see the artwork!), but until then i thought i'd post an updated summary and a second teaser! enjoy, and congratulations to everyone else who was able to finish! :-)

Title: Worth Fighting For
Summary: Though seven years have gone by since the War, Draco can’t seem to get out of the past. When he hits rock bottom, it’s his three-year-old son Scorpius who makes him realize he wants to take control of his future. And that decision is only the beginning of a journey that will change him forever. Draco/Hermione.

It's not until a little while later that he finds out they really mean business.Collapse )
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