Roommies are awake and I haven't done my morning poetry ritual / meditation yet. So much for quiet! ;-(

Once nice thing about finding work. I'll be able to move. Right now I'm living out of a friend's living room. It's wonderful of her to take me in, but privacy is at a premuim.

bleah day

I was miffed earlier today. While Kat at a funeral, I tried to use up leftovers and make a nice dinner for the house. Kat ate while out, which I can't be upset about because she was eating out with a friend who just lost her dad. Other two roommies cooked for themselves. So all that time I spent went for nothing.

I decided to check out Danny's pizza. Line long. Guy ahead of me given wrong order. They don't have slices availiable so I'd have to wait 45 minutes for a new pie. I order a hoagie and am told it'd take 30 minutes. Picked up lasagna and ice cream at the store.

On the plus side, I finished the second draft of chapter 8 from Giles as the big bad story. I'm going to need a third draft so no posting soon but I'm still thrilled to have finished this draft.
frida and god

Help! I need somebody ...

Yes, I have gone silent on LJ, at least in terms of posting. I have been reading and commenting.

However, I'm posting today because I need someone to look over my resume for spelling and grammar. Hopefully it's fine but I know that sometimes people are blind to their own mistakes.

Francine transcendant

Fandom Snowflake Challenge: Day 2

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Day 2: In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life.

I never saw Buffy when it was first on tv but I did catch episodes - 2 per week of Buffy and 1 of Angel, all seasons non-related as far as I know - in repeats. But not for long. Just as I was getting into it, the station stopped showing Buffy reruns.

And then my mother died. My friend Susan lent me her DVDs a season at a time. Since I had two weeks between loans, I watched it all, episodes, commentary, anything that was on those DVDs. Then I found fanfic. Within 6 months of my mother's death, I was writing fanfic. Writing not only helped put a distance between me and my grief, but it allowed me to start playing with who I wanted to be. Between anemia, dysfunction at work, grief, and depression it was as if I'd fallen into a pit. Writing got me out of that pit.

Fandom Snowflake Challenge: Day 1

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Yes! The Fandom Snowflake Challenge is starting us off right, asking for us to list our three favorite fanworks, at least three, that we ourselves created.

  1. In a Corner of My Soul - BtVS: Giles as the Big Bad of Season 1, still being written (the rest of my recs are complete)

  2. The Letters (the 84, Charing Cross Road remix) - BtVS: Anya / Snape - a relationship in letters, e-mails, and wedding inviations

  3. Oh, but You're a Pretty Thing - BtVS: Angelus / Darla - he'd follow her anywhere

  4. On This Side of Goodbye - BtVS: Giles and Faith friendship - if you're reading the comics you know Giles was resurrected as a 12 year old. This is my take on that and what happened after

  5. Sailing Toward the Dawn - Babylon 5: During his hitchhiking days, Stephen realizes he isn't just running way. He's running to something, even if he doesn't know what it is yet.