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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 10:08 am
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It's pissing down rain outside. I normally wouldn't mind that, because I love the rain in general, but I hate driving it in, and I have to pick my son up from school later. Also, I am out of both coffee and cigarettes.

A few days ago I started writing a fill for the kink meme. The prompt pretty much boiled down to Jon and Theon having angry, bruisy sex because they both want Robb, and it sounded fantastic at the time, but now I'm 4,500 words into... I don't even know what it is. It has a lot of canon and plot and deep thinky thoughts and not a whole lot of angry, bruisy sex -- in fact, there is very little sex at all. I'm kind of baffled, because in fanfic terms, people having proxy sex and acting like creepers is pretty much my standard operating procedure. And Theon is a total creeper, so.

Basically I need to figure out if I should scrap it or salvage it, but I've been staring at it so long I've started to hate every word of it.

I had some recs, but now I can't find those bookmarks.

needs more caffeine.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 01:22 pm
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my son is kind of lolarious )

REMIX. UGH. I don't want to wait until tomorrow! I want to read my story now!

Speaking of stories, I'm in the middle of a beta job on a TOTALLY AWESOME STORY, which I love, because I feel like I'm getting a sneak preview. It's one of my favorite pairings, too -- a pairing that totally needs more fic.

Right now I am staring at about 2,000 words of Jon/Sansa that will probably never see the light of day. It started off as a kink meme fill, but then it did that thing where it decided it wanted to have a storyline and stuff. I can't decide if this is a \O/ surprise or a /O\ surprise.

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Saturday, April 7th, 2012 04:09 pm
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Apparently, I lied about the music meme. Behold:

1. If you'd like to play along, reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. You then list at least five songs that start with that letter.
3. Then, as I'm doing here, you'll post the list to your journal with the instructions.


[personal profile] pauraque gave me R!

(The joke was on me -- there are no MCR songs that start with R)


for your listening pleasure )


While I have you here, I'll give you my five favorite MCR songs, because it isn't a music post until I've had a meltdown about Gerard Way's stupid face flawless voice.

cut for the mcr experience )

My son is playing Call of Duty loudly. I keep trying to explain to him that shouting at the television will not make him die less or respawn faster.

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Monday, January 30th, 2012 01:30 pm
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There was fic yesterday:

Obsessive (Compulsive)
Harry/Draco | NC17 | ~6,700 words
Harry dreams in red and white.

I wrote this over the weekend, after [personal profile] themostepotente said she wished I wrote any more Harry/Draco, but the strange truth is this fic had been sitting in my head since the release of HBP. I had always intended to write it sooner, but I have a lot of fics sitting in my head at any given point in time; some are louder than others, and this one had always been really quiet -- probably because by the release of HBP, I hadn't written Harry/Draco in something like two years.

Many, many thanks to [personal profile] themostepotente, [personal profile] snegurochka_lee, [personal profile] pir8fancier, and [livejournal.com profile] vlorahp, all of whom recced it. You guys are so very awesome, and I am totally overwhelmed.

*

In other news, work was ridiculously slow, and I spent most of the downtime daydreaming about a life where I was independently wealthy, and could just sit around all day, writing fanfic, or whatever.

I actually do like my job, for the most part. The pay isn't fantastic, but it's fairly easy duty, and my schedule is usually awesome. I just... I don't know. It feels like a bizarre combination of ennui and wanderlust. In six weeks, I'll have been there five years, which is roughly twice as long as I've ever had a particular job, and I am more and more feeling like I should go somewhere else, and do something else, or... I don't even know.

Unfortunately, I'm not really qualified to do anything else. I never finished college, so I don't have a degree. Before this, I spent fourteen years waiting tables, which is not something I'm really interested in doing again.

BLAH.

Well, enough emo. Time to finish up my [livejournal.com profile] dysfuncentine fic.

piffle.

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 07:04 pm
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My internet connection started acting up the moment I got home from work. I don't really know what the problem was, because I'm not exactly computer savvy -- something to do with my wireless card and my mother's broadband, and I don't even know what else. I eventually called my exhusband, and I don't know what he did, but he was able to get it sorted, bless him.

I really like working at the coffee shop, but if I'm still there by next December, I'm going to ask for a transfer to a location that's not in a mall, or request my vacation from like, December 20 until some time in the middle of January. We've done roughly double our usual amount of business for the last five days, and I wouldn't mind that so much, except that the customers have been both batshit insane and incredibly high maintenance at precisely the same time.

We've had a lot of people come in and buy six or seven drinks at once. We've also had a lot of people with small children, and I just... look, kids aren't exactly my favorite. I know that sounds weird, because I have one, but he's nearly fourteen now. It's been a long time since I had to deal with a toddler on a regular basis, and as busy as it's been, I don't have any extra patience for screaming or crying, or having all my retail displays knocked over because their parents are too busy talking on their phones to keep an eye on their kids.

Here, before this post becomes a complete waste of space, have some links.

- A Walk in the Woods by [personal profile] linnpuzzle. Aziraphale/Crowley, G.

This is absolutely adorable. I love Crowley's face and Aziraphale's scarf, and... pretty much everything about it.

Also, [personal profile] sophie wrote a Greasemonkey script that puts the 'Preview' button back on LJ's comment pages. Works with both Firefox and Chrome.

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