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Spotted dangling evilly from its hanger in H&M:

But I'm quite liking this stylish and tasteful bikini )


Jan. 11th, 2009 01:56 pm
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I have the worst hangover ever. Ever. I can't even whine because it's self inflicted. but I'm whining anyway! Any distractions welcomed, specially in the form of pretty men in love with each other. Or even tennisbots. Or anything.


Dec. 30th, 2008 12:03 pm
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Writing - why so hard? Related to the beating of the head against the keyboard, if you could give one piece of advice on how to write sex scenes that are fresh and interesting, what would it be?

Actually, as much advice as you like!
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People were handing out free samples of spray on deodorant this morning, with a flyer that proudly claimed:

"absorbs extra wetness in situations of high physical or emotional activity"

In the office we decided that 'emotional activity' must be the new term for shagging. How lovely and genteel!

Edited to add my photo of the day before yesterday, specially for [livejournal.com profile] emungere and spotted in the fountain on campus: The Sad Drowned Sock

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Um, I seem to have written more than five thousand words about Edwardian vampires (working title: Vampires in the fog).

This is quite exciting! I even have a part two planned. But no part three, sadly. Maybe I won't need a part three. Part two have to wait until I've finished my Sweet Charity story, unless I absolutely can't restrain myself. Vampires in the Fog is really a Saiyuki AU, with Hakkai as a dark and sinister Romanian count, exiled a particularly damp and foggy part of England and Gojyo is the increasingly confused young man he seduces makes tooth marks in.

However, I need to really get on and write more of Sweet Charity, which is hovering around the 8k mark after last week's drastic prune. Drastic prunes! They are good for you. I've struggled through the painful part of shuffling the characters into place and now things can move forward, unless I've now forgotten what's supposed to happen. I did write it down somewhere...

In other, and not related, vampire news, I watched 8 episodes of RH Plus, all the while muffling my cries of glee at the painful acting and terrible plots combined with brain melting levels of pretty. I think [livejournal.com profile] daegaer sums it up best, and I quote: it's like pure liquid manga applied to the eyeballs by angsty gay vampiric hot guys.
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Arrgh, my story!

I do not know what is happening next in it, and it's extremely vexing and frightening. I just have to keep on going through this difficult part and hope it comes out right. I just rewrote a huge chunk of it today and don't want to have to backtrack again. I have all these words and I just need to jiggle them around till they make sense. Possibly I should go and do my ironing and not worry about it anymore tonight. *takes a deep breath*

Recently, I was telling [livejournal.com profile] emungerethat I never thought about transitions in stories and that they seemed to happen easily. Predictably, transitions are now laughing in my face and refusing to cooperate. How many times can I have a character fall asleep and wake up as a way to move the story forward? So far it's happened about four times. Gahh. Transition-fu, I do not have it.
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Sadly, [livejournal.com profile] puddingcat missed the great gloopy unveiling of the blancmange yesterday, so here is a pictorial history of the event:

Blancmange of doom! )
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Arrgh LJ, why must you be so shit? It seems as if its censoring its popular interests page to not include interests such as Sex, Boys, Guys, Girls, Fanfiction, Yaoi, Hardcore, Porn, Bondage, Faeries, Pain, Depression, and Bisexuality.

I hope the reason for this is not as utterly depressing as it seems to be, but I am not holding my breath for an explanation from LJ that makes sense or anything.
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I realised I haven't posted any stories since Christmas and something should be done about this. I have a list of part finished things, all Saiyuki, so clearly the next logical step is to finish them. I've begin my Sweet Charity fic though. It may involve experiments gone wrong, gloomy stone houses in the fog (with vampires) and Things in Jars. It doesn't involve psychic investigators though. YET. This might change.

I had an moment of clarity recently about my writing, and it was possibly brought about by writing Cupidity. It's that I'm not interested (at the moment) in writing anything that doesn't involve a) people with strange and special powers or b) magic of some kind and possibly c) saving the world. Maybe this's always been the case and I've just never realised it on a properly concious level. It matches with the fandoms I've been drawn to: X Files, Harry Potter, Good Omens and Saiyuki.

There's another story I'm writing (that I began when [livejournal.com profile] emungere demanded that I write random 585 phone sex and is now raging completely out of control and this is partly why I fail at finishing things (and as she pointed out, I will clarify that it is the story that is raging out of control, not emungere)), where it struck me today that it would make so much more sense if it had psychic investigators in it. SO much more sense, and that got me helplessly pondering.

If Sanzo, Goku, Hakkai and Gojyo were, say reincarnated or in an episode of Weiss Kreuz and they were each going to have spooky extra-sensory powers, what would they be? Ones I can think of are: telepathy, psychokinesis, divination, communicating with spirits and... surely there must be many more? You could argue that Sanzo has some sort of esp power already, I suppose. It's a smooshy line.

[Poll #1147041]
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I have port, I have crisps, I am making pie. Hoorah!

For your delight and edificaton, here's a video of wrestlers getting inappropriate erections. I'm sorry but that's not a cup, srsly.


Dec. 2nd, 2007 12:58 pm
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It's blowing a gale outside and raining hard. It's good being inside with tea and internets and writing.

However! I've been attempting to manage my stress levels by mostly ignoring the LJ flagging thing, but I'm failing because every time I see 'flag' on someone's post it gives me a nasty little shock and I get all mad. What's the point of it, if you can already just contact the abuse team about a post you are offended by? Also, their definition of offended is gloriously vague. As far as I can tell there is still no clear system for judging the complaint either.

I haven't changed my journal settings to 'adult concepts' or 'explicit adult content'. I can see how this might be genuinely useful though, to protect oneself. Especially now that LJ have upped the stakes.
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I feel a bit woeful here at work - can someone cheer me up with pr0n plz?
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I think I need some Always Calm spray. In a big bottle. I can spray it all over myself before I go to work thus enabling myself to cope with my team leadering angst, which I feel very keenly at the moment.

In other news, I have done two [livejournal.com profile] springkink stories, and have come up with an idea for a third. The fourth languishes. The highwayman Saiuki AU has turned into a 38 page epic, featuring wilfull misuse of cravats, etc.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] jamjar pointed me at goodreads, so I got an account, here.

It's different to librarything, with the emphasis on having a friendslist and sharing reviews, where librarything seems more about cataloguing and listing.
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I impulse bought them from the British Museum shop, along with King Harald's Saga by Snori Sturluson. It's gripping and fast paced and so far I have got to part 34, where Harald and King Svein of Denmark are about to fight it out over who deserves Denmark more. In this part, I like that there is a court poet known as Thorleik the Handsome. He must've been very very handsome to be known for it.

I also bought Chronicles of the Vikings by RI Page, which I mostly picked because it has a chapter entitled 'the unheroic life' that comes straight after a chapter called 'the heroic life'.

Anyway! I have been practising with the runes (put hand in bag, extract rune, consult little book, feel baffled). Apparently, long distance rune-reading is quite acceptable. Please do feel free to ask them anything you like!! (Answers may not make sense, may contain nuts)
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I honestly can't decide whether I should delete 'metaphorical camel fucking' from my lj interests. I mean, what the hell, lj, that you could bring me to this state?

This is very revealing: [livejournal.com profile] atanielle93 talks to lj abuse about suspended journals

Apparently, lj abuse must suspend journals that are reported to it as supporting illegal activity, even if, for example, the journal belongs to an RPG character and has disclaimers plastered over the profile that it does not support actual real illegal activity. I'd like to know how lj define 'supporting illegal activity' because it the moment it seems to include writing about fictional characters that break the law.

I can't actually blame lj for wanting to cover its own arse, and apparently it has suspended some genuinely criminal comms, but it's clearly also working hard to keep stupid people happy and by suspending harmless journals adhoc its not doing anyone or itself any favours.

The handy export journal lj feature.


Feb. 27th, 2007 07:00 am
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It's too early. I've had a lot of vivid dreams recently, of a strangely symbolic type. You know, eagles eating frogs and that kind of thing. I woke up at 5am thinking I'd gone blind in one eye, when actually it was shut and I was still half asleep, and then I couldn't get back to sleep at all. Work is going to be fun today.

I stay sane by looking at tasteful and stylish men's underwear on websites like this one: hunkwear... not very safe for work, in case you were wondering.
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So I was meant to spend today turning my [livejournal.com profile] yaoi_challenge notes into fic, but ended up sleeping till lunchtime, then going shopping, writing completely unrelated porn, cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom and then reading lj (very important, that). I suck.

On the bright side, I got a good haul from the shops. Louise's shopping )


Aug. 11th, 2006 08:12 pm
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Huh. I had managed to entirely miss the fact that I had to do actually request something for the latest [livejournal.com profile] yaoi_challenge rather than just sign up. Because I am a fule.

My virtual frog died. Now I have a giraffe.


Aug. 10th, 2006 01:30 pm
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Holy crap. People really are fucking bastards. Also, it's lucky you left yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] daegaer, or you might have been trapped at Heathrow.
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Work fretting, some venting ... )

But I'm not worried enough to let it spoil my weekend, which will be spent in delightful Tynemouth, at [livejournal.com profile] connotations. I'm very excited. Very, very. I've even printed out some of my fic to bring, like [livejournal.com profile] toscas_kiss said to.

I'm thinking of bringing some doujinshi too-- Saiyuki and Death Note, some of which I now remember I said I'd scan for [livejournal.com profile] lebateleur, but never actually did. I suck, I'm sorry. 


Aug. 28th, 2005 10:28 pm
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I've been reading reports about Hurricane Katrina with growing horror: the hide tide coupled with a potential 5.5m storm surge and the fact that New Orleans is below sea level, people leaving their homes and not expecting them to be there when they return, or people not even able to leave. I just hope everyone will be safe.

In other news, my parents came to visit today and we went out for lunch at the Swan in Pangbourne where I had poutine, which is chips in gravy covered in melted cheese. Sounds like something you might get in Leciester but no, it's Canadian and I ate it in honour of my Due South fetish. A strange dish, but tasty and so filling I waddled for a goodly time afterwards. Then we went off to look at pygmy goats, baby boar and lots and lots and lots of ducks. It was a good day.
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I went to see the physio this morning and he told me, as expected, that I'd damaged a nerve in my arm. I've decided not to return to work at all this week, even though the pain is lessening. I'd rather take time to get better now than to go back too early and to risk making it worse.

My physio is very attractive in a manly, pink-cheeked sort of way. I had thoughts that were shamefully inappropriate when he kneeled up behind me on the therapy couch, even with my arm contorted in painful directions. I shall surely go to hell.
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Arm yesterday and today= really bad pain. OWWWW.

Doctor gave me something called Voltarol, which sounds more exciting than it actually is, and a note to stay off work for two weeks. Will go and see physio tomorrow. Have made pretty sling from scarf.

Need to learn to type one-handed. Arse.

But on the bright side I can hold Due South watching marathon in front room and will save on train fares.


Jul. 22nd, 2005 11:45 am
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Today's disturbing news is: Police shoot man in Tube station. Either they knew he had a bomb on him and was very likely to set it off or-- who knows? The description of how the shooting took place is very disturbing. Armed police in this country don't have a very good track record. I'm thinking about the man who got shot for possession of a table leg.


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