amathela: ([animated] mulan)
So, I'm alive? I mean, I just made it through my first semester full-time teaching and reports and NAPLAN and parent-teacher interviews, so I'm only mostly sure, but I appear to be all in one piece. But I'm on holidays now! For like two whole weeks! And I'm well aware that I haven't posted here (or anywhere) since ... February? And I honestly haven't been around much either, because this last term especially has been SUPER CRAZY and I haven't managed to do much except work and keep up some vague semblance of a social life, but hopefully things will quiet down a little now and I'll be able to change that. (Signing up for [ profile] rarepairfest was possibly a little optimistic, given I've written almost nothing all year, but I miss actually participating in fandom, dammit, and I've got two weeks to get a head start at least.)

ANYWAY. An update with actual content will likely come soon, because WORK OMG, but in the meantime, hi! I missed you all! <3

amathela: ([comics] spies like us)
I HAVE INTERNET AGAIN!!!!!!! Long story short, our phone line went down and we've been internet-less for like a week and a half, and since I can't check livejournal/twitter/tumblr/etc. at work I've basically been DYING. And apparently this week was the week when I REALLY, REALLY NEEDED internet, between needing to register for work seminars and ficathon signups and porn battle and trying to set up a new phone that, spoiler, WON'T EVEN TURN ON WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS, so. Also it was like a million degrees without air conditioning, which we of course do not have, and I just finished the second week of my new job and it's been SUPER HECTIC and so the past fortnight has just gone by in this massive blur and HOW ARE YOU WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING I MISSED YOU GUYS.

I'm trying to catch up on everything I've missed at the moment, except I also have a hundred things to plan for next week and it's already Sunday afternoon and ugh. HOW DO I THINGS. I only got halfway through watching Festivids and I STILL HAVE UNREAD YULETIDE FICS OPEN IN TABS and now I have a million things to catch up on and I still need to fill in my placeholder letter from over a week ago that I hastily posted with my phone and I'M SORRY IF YOU'RE MY ASSIGNED AUTHOR, IT'S SUPER HIGH ON MY LIST OF THINGS TO DO SO WATCH THIS SPACE. (Or that space. You know. Whatever.)
amathela: ([comics] miss martian)
YOU GUYS SOMEBODY WROTE AN NYR FIC FOR ME. FIVE FICS FOR YULETIDE!!!! I am super definitely going to have to write an NYR this year (and maybe the recipient will even comment on it, unlike the past two NYR fics I've written, I live in eternal optimism!).

You Better Watch Out (6275 words) by xmarisolx
Fandom: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ray Holt, Jake Peralta, Amy Santiago, Charles Boyle, Rosa Diaz, Scully (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Hitchcock (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Terry Jeffords, Gina Linetti
Summary: When Holt replaces Peralta’s annual Twelve Days of Christmas Santa Roundup with the Nine-Nine’s first Secret Santa, it leads to a round of the precinct’s trademark shenanigans.


Also, since lots of other people have shared theirs, my resolutions/goals for 2014:


No, seriously )
amathela: ([lots] cara)
holiday love meme 2013
my thread here

Also: Ask me my top 5 [whatever] of 2013 (on tumblr or here, whatever). Because I'm procrastinating and it seems fun!

Happy birthday to [ profile] slowmercury, I hope you had a great day :D

My own birthday extended birthday weekend ended up being pretty awesome; we went on a winery tour and to the zoo and I ended up getting a fancy coffee maker after all that makes super delicious lattes, plus I brought home way too much wine and cider with me, so it's all good.
amathela: ([bsg] katee)
Happy birthday [ profile] kindness_says and [ profile] pirateygoodness!

True story: I sometimes forget that not everything is a phone. Pretty regularly, I'll be looking for something (most recently my earmuffs) and think, "I know, I'll just call it." And that seems like a really good idea until I remember that you can't actually call something if it's not a phone.

Basically what I'm saying is, why isn't everything a phone? I'M COLD AND I JUST WANT MY EARMUFFS OKAY.
amathela: ([film] push)
Happy birthday [ profile] crackers4jenn, [ profile] surreallis, and [ profile] rosa_acicularis! I hope you all have an amazing day <3

Also, I thinking about changing my rarewomen requests again? I KNOW, OKAY. Partly because nobody is offering Miss Match, which, duh, MY POOR TINY FANDOM OF ONE, and also partly because I could ask for Wizards of Waverly Place and/or Victorious? IT'S SO HARD MAKING DECISIONS.

amathela: ([disney] we rock)

In other news, I went to work and then ran errands on my way home AND still went to the gym before dinner, I would like my Adult Human achievement badge now kthxbai.

Also am celebrating Valentine's Day by buying comics and watching D.E.B.S. and Princess Protection Program and drinking, like, a lot, it is super amazing.
amathela: ([wolf] glitter on the wet streets)
I saw Les Misérables yesterday! And I have thoughts )

Also, in like twelve hours I'm going to New Zealand, I am super excite. SUCK IT HEAT WAVE, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET ME OVER THERE.
amathela: ([tgg] apartment)
re: My last post, today I actually googled "how to take care of basil." And then I watered it! Because that's a thing you're supposed to do! (But not too much.) And it's been sitting by the window getting lots of sun, so hopefully it's happy. This will be the year I finally learn to take care of plants! And grow my own mint and lettuce and such, because that sounds delicious.

I am surprisingly not hungover today. Bonus!

So far three quarters of the people I wrote yuletide fics for have commented, so I'm counting it as a win for now. And they all seemed pretty happy with what I wrote? Which, considering they were mostly treats, and there were a couple where I took some liberties with the requests because, treats, is a relief.

Anyway! I ended up writing eight fics for yuletide - my assignment, one ad hoc pinch hit, and six treats. So, feel free to guess what I wrote, and if you do, I might write/make you something? In the meantime, I'll be going back to reading my way through the archive <3
amathela: ([office] kelly kapoor story hour)
I haven't updated in so long, except to post exchange letters and whatnot. So ... I'm still alive? Busy, ugh, but working, yay, and I should find out any day now if I still have a job for next year. Being on contract sucks.

Things I've been doing lately: Reading comics. Watching cartoons (in other words, I finally caught up with Young Justice COME TALK TO ME ABOUT THE [SPOILER] CAMEO IN THE LAST EPISODE). Not writing anything at all ever. Watching the rest of The Nine Lives of Chloe King - I'm up to the last episode and so not ready for it to end, why does TV always cancel everything good? I love it so much though, P.S. COLTON HAYNES WAS IN THIS ONE EPISODE SO THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE INTO THAT AT ALL SHOULD TOTALLY WATCH THIS SHOW, IT'S ONLY TEN EPISODES LONG YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. Also the guy who plays Isaac, but I care less about him.

Related: Colton Haynes is leaving Teen Wolf??? I know I never ever post about it here, but I love the crap out of that stupid show, and Lydia is totally my favourite (and then Scott, why don't people love Scott? He's so faily and adorable) but somehow I have ALL THE FEELINGS about Jackson, I just want them to be improbably OTP forever and ugh, still totally sad about this even though it hasn't been news in forever.

I didn't originally offer The Mindy Project for Yuletide because I'm honestly not sure how much I like the show yet (but it's Mindy so I'll keep watching forever regardless, and the episodes have been getting a lot better, so), but apparently I really want to write fic for it? I kept reading people's letters and getting really excited by Mindy Project requests, so then I just bit the bullet and offered it officially. Apparently it is my destiny to ship Mindy hard with short dark-haired guys who don't want to be in love with her but secretly totally are on shows I'm actually not all that into otherwise FOREVER. That's ... a weirdly specific type, whatever.

Also related: Spoilers for The Office season premiere )

... I think that's pretty much it? There is probably more, but I'm only off work for a couple of hours (I have a half day today) before I have to go back in for a meeting, I could have just stayed but I'm not feeling great plus I really wanted to have lunch at home. TELL ME EXCITING THINGS! Or an ever greater number of really boring things, whatever.
amathela: ([victorious] hollywood arts)
So, remember back when I said I wasn't going to disappear for months at a time again? Yeah, that didn't work out so much. And I can't promise it won't happen again, but I'm going to make an effort to at least keep up with my friends list (I managed to get up to ?skip=1000 before LJ wouldn't let me go back any further, and there were still unread posts before that). Basically, I miss fandom like crazy. But, stuff I have been doing lately:

+ Grad school. This is, like, 95% of my life lately. Ugh.

+ Volunteer jobs (x2). Super fun, but between these and school and having an actual social life, I really haven't had time for anything else.

+ Trying to finish existing fic commitments. My [ profile] apocabigbang fic is finished and sent in and ready to post (yay!); [ profile] helpbrazil2011 not so much, but I'm working on it. Ugh, major guilt.

+ Watching Victorious. Guys, I think Beck/Jade is my new OTP, they are so amazing. If anybody out there actually watches this, come squee with me.

That's about it. Yeah, my life is super boring. But now I'm (finally!) on break, so I have about a week to get things done before I'm swamped again. I can do this! Right?
amathela: ([bsg] tahmoh/grace)
So: I have not actually been kidnapped by evil dinosaur space pirates, I have just ... been really super busy? EXCEPT THAT NOW I'M FINALLY ON HOLIDAYS FOR TWO WHOLE MONTHS, WHICH IS AWESOME. I missed fandom so much!

My [community profile] yuletide fic is finished and uploaded (\0/), and I'm still working on my [community profile] festivids assignment - I was having source issues a while back, but they're all sorted now, if somewhat imperfectly. And I know I owe all kinds of things to a bunch of people, so - that might happen? IDK, I've been away a long time, you guys, I've almost forgotten what it's like to actually participate in fandom.

In other news, I got a Wii for my birthday, and it's SO MUCH FUN OMG. It's red and it's called Cara, and I ♥ it.
amathela: ([miobi] olympic gold)
+ Okay, so: I totally signed up for [community profile] festivids. This may turn out to be a terrible idea, I DON'T KNOW, but everybody who participated in it last year seemed super enthusiastic about doing it again this year, and I have no willpower whatsoever. Plus, maybe this way I will actually get the motivation I need to actually finish something? And the deadline isn't until January, when I'll be on holidays, so the timing works out, at least.

+ I also submitted my [community profile] yuletide nominations (Miss Match, Make It or Break It, Wizards of Waverly Place, Diplomatic Immunity, Doom, and RPF - The Office), but I'm still not sure exactly what I'm going to request. There's so much other stuff I want to read fic for, but I only get four requests, how am I supposed to narrow it down? Right now, I'm thinking:

Miss Match - because I request it every year, and even though I'll probably never get it, I can't bring myself to give up and use the slot for something else. It could happen!

Make It or Break It - Sasha/Payson! This is definitely one of my requests.

The Office RPF - BJ/Mindy. This is a maybe; I asked for it two years ago, and got not one but two amazing fics, so I feel like maybe I shouldn't ask for it again, but I really love these two a crazy amount, so.


Stuff currently vying for request #4: Valentine (damn it, forgot about this one - I may have to redo my nominations!), Wizards of Waverly Place, Princess Protection Program, Sonny With a Chance, Diplomatic Immunity (I really want this! There is literally no fic! But I might be in the same position with this request as I am with Miss Match, ie. nobody else has seen it or cares enough to write fic; I'm always worried when I have to nominate something from scratch), Doom, Push, Tin Man, Covert Affairs, Better Off Ted, Greek ... how the hell do I do this every year? At least I won't have any shortage of fandoms to offer, I suppose. And there are probably a dozen things I'm forgetting, and in January I'll be going, 'damn it, why didn't I ask for [insert fandom here]?'

+ We've started moving our stuff into the new house, it's very exciting! Except I've been neglecting homework in favour of packing, and I can't do that much longer, since the end of the semester is rapidly approaching.

+ And I just finished reading Mockingjay! I started The Hunger Games ... um, a few days ago? And finished the trilogy in three days, it was kind of like a mini-addiction. I do have thoughts, but most of them have been summed up elsewhere; overall, I was not in love with Mockingjay, but I still love the series a whole lot.
amathela: ([primeval] abby)
- My [ profile] girlsavesboyfic story is probably not going to be finished in time, woe. But I'm really excited about it, so I'm still going to finish it; I just won't be able to post it for this particular challenge.

+ Sweet Drabblethon is taking prompts until October 8th. It's multifandom, so go leave a prompt, and maybe someone will be able to fill it - I left a Make It or Break It Prompt, so my chances probably aren't particularly high, but it's what I want, so whatever.

+ [community profile] festivids sign ups are open! I ... really should not sign up, but it's so, so tempting. If you are into vidding, though, you should definitely do that.

+/- Moving soon! On the plus side, shiny new house; on the minus side, haven't yet started packing. Ugh.
amathela: ([bot] hbic)
Guess who got her first semester results today? Or, well, most of them - in a completely unsurprising turn of events, our math lecturer has not fulfilled her basic job requirements and submitted our results, so they're not up yet. But! I did pretty well in my other subjects - surprisingly well in some of them, I must have done better on my final assessments than I expected - so I'm happy. And math can bite me.

(Also, I feel like I can relax a little now that I know I'm doing well - not slack off, but, well, I'd really like not to disappear from fandom for an entire semester again, so.)

ALSO, DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MISSED? WRITING! I have made actual, significant progress on my [ profile] help_haiti fic, and, apparently I am writing Tin Man fic now too? Roughly a metric ton of it so far, including a big dumb space AU (yay!); I have no idea where it came from, but I'm okay with that. Because writing is fun! Somehow I forgot this.

Writing Progress, Week One Of My Glorious Month Of Freedom:

[ profile] getyourwordsout

40022 / 200000

Individual projects )

So, I still need to get started on my [community profile] femslash10 assignment, but I'm looking forward to that, so it should be easy enough. Also, I'm trying not to guilt myself too badly about the [ profile] help_haiti fic, even though I do feel terrible about it, because I know if I don't let myself write anything else until it's finished, all that's going to happen is that it's going to sit there mocking me and nothing will get written at all. Right now, instead, I'm using as self-bribery fodder, and that's working pretty well. Sometimes I have to trick myself into getting stuff done, whatever.
amathela: ([greek] ashleigh/casey)

Ahem. So. I finished my first semester of grad school! Classes are over, exams are over, placements are over. And now I have a whole month off, which is so ridiculous I can barely even process it right now. In a good way. My time will be my own again! I can barely even remember what that's like.

Anyway, onto Things That Are More Fun (But Are Not News, Some Of Them Happened In April, Whatever, I Have Been Gone For A Really Long Time):

- I finished [ profile] bsg_remix (which I still haven't reposted here, oops!). And I got two awesome remixes in return: Sharon by [personal profile] frolicndetour, and The Marble And The Sculptor by [ profile] olaf47.

- I had to drop out of Remix Redux, sadface. But I still received a remix (which I feel guilty about, but it's awesome, so): Fair Play by [ profile] penknife.

- ... and [ profile] chaos_thon, too.

- But, my [ profile] help_haiti fic is actually coming along! It has a plot and an outline and words and everything! And it's only four and a half months late and counting ...

- And I signed up for [community profile] femslash10, double yay! Because, did I mention I HAVE A WHOLE MONTH OFF? (Although: I did not ask for Tawni/Sonny femslash, even though I really wanted it, because nobody signed up to write Sonny With A Chance. I also did not ask for the WOWP/PPP crossover where Alex has to take care of this princessy chick, ugh! and why is she cute?, even though I really want to read that, too, because half my requests are already about people shaped like Demi and Selena, and I figured that was maybe enough. Probably.)

- I thought I would have more to say here, because of how I've been gone for, like, five months. I actually do have a lot of things I wanted to post, but haven't on account of how they're no longer really relevant. Like, Things That Are Gay: All Disney Shows Ever (aka. WHY TAWNI AND SONNY ARE FOREVER SOUL MATES, IT'S CANON DAMMIT!, AND IF YOU THOUGHT STEVIE WAS REMOTELY STRAIGHT I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT SHOW YOU WERE WATCHING, SERIOUSLY.) And Legend of the Seeker (spoilers: it's over! I'm sad!), and how I watched (and loved!) this season of Doctor Who, but that's over too, and Things That Are Gay, Part Two: I'm actually watching Pretty Little Liars and I kind of love it, even though it's ridiculous. Okay, that one is more current, but whatever.
amathela: ([disney] live to party)
My first term as a grad student is over! Which means I'm officially on holidays - at least for the next week and a half. \0/

So, what did I miss? It feels like I haven't been properly connected to fandom in forever, I've missed you guys. I have a massive backlog of fics, and I'm ridiculously behind on my TV watching - apparently the Greek season finale was on yesterday? I've only seen up to episode 13, so clearly this needs to be fixed ASAP.

In more exciting news, I finished my first ever big bang, yay! I wrote Never Kill A Boy On The First Date (Wizards of Waverly Place, Justin/Alex) for [ profile] apocabigbang, and I got three fantastic pieces of art for it - If The Apocalypse Comes ... (I'm Feeling Pretty Psyched) (fanmix) by [ profile] tortugax, an untitled fanmix by [personal profile] roseclaw, and some amazing graphics by [ profile] dhfreak. I am completely overwhelmed by their collective awesomeness. <3

Now, I have to go look at my to-do list ... which is like a mile and a half long, eek! I know I have gift fics to finish, my [ profile] bsg_remix, and maybe [ profile] chaos_thon, but I'm honestly not sure if I'll be able to finish that in time. And a couple of assessments that are due the first week back, and homework I'm not fully caught up on, and resource folios, and reflections ...

Fic is coming first, I think ;)

Mini hiatus

Mar. 3rd, 2010 03:14 pm
amathela: ([alias] lauren)
So. Obviously I haven't been around much in the past couple of weeks, and I don't see that changing any time soon; school is insane right now, and I really need to get caught up on that before I can focus on other stuff. I am still working on finishing my existing commitments, but other than that, I probably won't be around very much for the next few weeks (fingers crossed it's sooner rather than later).

Seriously, nobody warned me grad school was going to be hard.
amathela: ([xena] warrior princess)
Had a safe flight, am alive and well. Also, it is cold here. Would somebody please tell New Zealand that it's the middle of summer?

(Today it hailed. A lot.)

I'm tempted to sign up for [ profile] au_bigbang. I could do the knight!Demi/princess!Selena fic? I'm still on the fence about it, though. The fact that all fics have to be posted directly to the community seems a little counterintuitive for a big bang - I'll have to remember to stop watching the community before the posting period.

Somebody should run a Disney big bang, I would be all over that.

Also, I found Diplomatic Immunity on DVD, yay! I should do a pimp post later, since it's awesome and you guys should be watching it. I should also be writing, so ... maybe I'll go do that?


Jan. 6th, 2010 06:36 pm
amathela: ([lots] richard/kahlan)
I'm leaving early tomorrow morning for New Zealand, yay! I'll have internet access, but it'll be limited; I'll still (hopefully) be able to reply to comments, etc. but if you really need to get in touch with me, email or PM is probably best. I'll be back at the end of next week, and I'm really hoping I'll be able to write while I'm over there, but if not ... I guess I'll have a mad two week dash to finish off my [ profile] apocabigbang fic, among other things.

Anyway, I'll see you guys in a couple of weeks :)


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