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...has broken into my house and rearranged my furniture, slapped blaring poster bills on the walls, perfectly product-placed my surroundings, shoved my dirty mags in paper bags, and asked if I'm over 14 years of age (HA) to go through my front door.


All right, you can't bugger off for a year and not expect some vandals to invade and create havoc and slap advertising everywhere.  Evidently.

PS. Should I have a warning for the "f" word?  I am so lost.
EDIT: Also, the spam comments. Where did they come from? No Cialis, teen alcholics or BDSM for me. Delete

This outrage is brought to you by New Coke.

I do heart Google, but...

 So, Google pulled out of China in part over censorship and redirected Chinese traffic to the google.com.hk search engine.

I googled both sex and porn (in simplified Chinese courtesy of a translator) on this.

Sex gave me gender and various articles.

Porn gave me nothing.  No porn in Hong Kong.




 I'm an arse.  I haven't posted in fucking ages.

I am very horribly insanely busy and never sleep anymore but it's no excuse.

It's half 1 and I'm writing the play for the attachment - the attachment has been good so far with both Ed and London trips.

Got promotion at work and now there's a complete arse jobsworth trying to ruin me which makes for bundles of stress.  Job is good with unprecedented level of freedom and huge pay bump but this guy needs to be made dead.

Moving in with girlfriend in 2 and a half weeks.  I made a spreadsheet with separate worksheets for Agreed things to buy with reference numbers, aisle and locations etc; shopping list of things to buy with decisions or items needing to be made/found; Items bought already; and bills to set up.

She still loves me anyway.

I'm incredibly excited about constructing flat pack furniture.  And sleeping next to the woman I love every night.

Trying to write and I'm looking for pot sets and knife blocks.

Thus far we have cutlery, place mats, coasters and kitchen towels.  Hurrah.

Have had no time for fannish pursuits :( Think I'm up to date with grey's and that's it.

I'm so very tired - anyone want to write a play for me? :)

How are you all?

My Buffy moodtheme is gone because I didn't use shitty photobucket for more than 90 days :(


Dollhouse 1.11 & Revising HP

Cut for 1.11 spoilers and future speculationCollapse )

I've still to look properly for Dreamwidth comm's, so any rec's from new DW friends would be appreciated.  I have globbed onto the fandom_wank feed (which is great as I hardly ever log into journalfen) and have been informed of someone attempting to "force" JKR to rewrite HP.  A guy with an M.A. (so he must know what he's talking about. /pointless snarkiness ) wants JK to rewrite the books as Harry himself is irrelevant and Hermione could've done much better with the boys.  I don't disagree, even with that pesky scar horcrux.  There are thousands upon thousands of things I would've liked her to change, had I such power.  

But I don't.  Because it's art (in the broad sense of the term), she's the artist and I'm the audience.  And unless it's a Choose Your Own Adventure book then, as the audience, I'm in no position to be instructing the direction of said art.

That's it - simple as.  And if can't accept this then don't read the books; or do what most of us do and write screeds of fanfic righting these wrongs.  I understand that his problems are logical literature and editor based problems but I'm sure he could still go back and revise the whole series himself.

Then get sued. :)

We got humped 0-0

I went to a first division football match tonight, in honour of my dads boyhood club Greenock Morton.  It was freezing and it was goal less.  I bought him a scarf though, so I'm sure he'll enjoy that when I see him.

Terracing was fun; the usual banter and humour - which included a ten year boy whose voice hadn't broken screaming at the top of his lungs.  But it was freezing and the football was terrible.  There were 17 goals in the other 4 games tonight in that division - we saw none.  Sigh.  Not to mention the scores from the champions league tonight looked like really exciting games.  I've sky-plussed them as I'm knackered and have to get up early tomorrow to go sort out some paperwork for my interview for a government job on Saturday.  I hate that I have to get pieces of paper which say that I am who I say I am.

Also - The L Word finale was heinous.  I'm still raging about it.  What a total non-conclusion.  I posted about it like mad over on the lword comm yesterday as I was so hyped up.

Yawn yawn yawn

For anyone who watches Heroes..

Is it me, or does this season plain suck?

Have the cheesy/hammy/terrible lines really increased tenfold?

Are they just regurgitating a lot of stuff from general superhero canon?

Has the "plot twist" eye-rolling factor soared beyond all comprehension?
(I can think of about seven of these in this season alone)

Do the new characters just seem shallow and pointless?

Do the old characters seem 300% more irritating than they once were?
(For this I'm looking at Hiro, Peter, Nathan, Mohinder.  Maya has actually decreased in the irritation stakes while Parkman continues his incredible,  improbable rise to 5000% more irritating, which increases on weeks that he doesn't even appear)

When did my favourite character become Sylar?
(I actually know the answer to this one.  It was after the "Claire - That's disgusting" line)

Answers?  Any Heroes fans left?

I think we all know my suggestion for making Heroes better.  More.Kristen.Bell.  It's a stopgap, but a very pretty stopgap.


The robots are coming...

Researchers have developed a robot which can tackle the chores, dance and show emotion.

I've been watching Battlestar Galactica lately - Usually spaceship sci-fi is soooo not my thing.  But it was highly rec'd  and I was enticed by the use of Greek mythology.  I managed to liberate the mini series and season 1 from ebay for pennies.  I'm now on season four and enjoying very much. I love my over reaching arc stuff, but I do like that there's a definite end point - though not so much that the end is very much nigh and I'll have to wait til January to watch with everyone else is rubbish.

Anyway.  Not the point of this post that I had to make, as I fall asleep, typing one handed.  The point is that when I read the blurb of this article on the homepage of yahoo, an unintentional strangled cry of 'No' escaped my throat.

Robots feeling emotion?  Intelligence?  Have we learned nothing from Terminator, BSG and the Matrix???  It's all there.  I'm not usually so paranoid, and I don't think a truly sentient mechanoid will be created in my lifetime but with steps such these and thoughts like "Hey, what harm could a dumb chore-doing machine be?" I can't help but see what lies ahead.

I'm starting a coalition for the Anti-Robot Future.  Unite!

Or maybe I just need to turn off BSG and get some sleep, Y/Y??

Damnit.  I can't see what damn keys I'm pressing and I've just made my firefox window full screen.  Freaking me out.  the robots did it. That should teach me for operating machinery while half passed-out and OD'd on sci-fi...

Writing and TV

Tis been a busy week, most of it boring.


But on Tuesday/ Wednesday morning I did finish (the first draft which runs at over 2 hours) of my play – Huzzah!  I had the usual loopy, sleep deprived day after in which I loved everything and the world seemed infinitely better.  I’ve sent it out to a few friends for feedback and after that I’ll fix and polish and then will use it to try in vain to convince theatre people that I can write and that they do want to pay me for the privilege. 


Also entered a competition with an old play which my old tutor feels I have a good shot at.  I had to fit specific criteria – 3 characters, living urban or rural Scots dialect and under an hour – So I sent in the play I often consider to be the bastard spawn, if I were to look at my various works as children.  I don’t know why I consider it the let down and the bastard spawn because I actually enjoy it when I read it, instead of squirming.  Perhaps I feel that way because it’s fairly crude and the plot isn’t overly taxing (read: simple).  I didn’t do the extreme planning and research I usually do, because it didn’t really call for it.  I wanted to have a go at writing about male friendship because I’m usually quite female-centric ;)


We’ll see though.  I have a feeling that this competition might be trying to find a Sunset Song-y type of play, about fucking farms.  Urgh.  I feel like poking my eyes out when I read that genre in Scottish literature.  So perhaps two Edinburgh boys who play computer games, worship football and argue about which Disney film was the last great Disney isn’t what they’re looking for.  There’s more to it than that, but most of the disgusting humour comes out of those two.


Here’s a movie which a highly, highly recommend you see: Boy A.  Terrific.  It’s British movie about a youth murderer who gets his life together after release with the help of his social worker.  Moving, horrifying, so, so well written and dare I say beautiful?


And here’s some opinions on the start to some TV shows – Heroes, Fringe and House.  I have been watching other stuff – Gossip Girl which I’m fairly happy with (zee014 : I thought of you during this weeks hockey skirt wearing scene – I’m still working on those Lively legs).  And I have seen Grey’s, but not sure I want to comment on it yet.


lynsangelic1 is energetic.
You've got the energy level of a small yip-yap dog. And, much like those dogs, I hope you get run over by an ice cream truck. Yeah, that's right. I said it.
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I have never heard such slander in all my life.


!! Auction !!

This is the author auction I mentioned a few days ago.

This is why - from supportstacie.net
Like millions of Americans Stacie (truelovepooh ) was unable to afford expensive health insurance premiums and kept her fingers crossed that she wouldn’t require medical treatment. A 34 year old wife and mother of three had no reason to think her health would be an issue - she was young and had no previous health concerns.
Her life changed on March 26th 2007 when she was diagnosed with both stage 2 ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
Pooh was forced to give up her job and has faced numerous visits to see doctors and specialists at the Trover Medical Foundation where she is being treated. Unfortunately, because she did not have insurance the medical bills are mounting and whilst the hospital are being very understanding and providing limited financial assistance the expenses are huge.
Many of you who read this blog will know “Pooh” - she will have touched your lives with her kindness, warmth and generosity - someone you can count on and who always puts others before herself. Also, many of you who read this blog may not know Stacie. You may have been directed here by friends or by following a link from one of the sites that are supporting our fundraising drive. Please take a moment to read this blog and find out what you can do to help a wonderful person in her battle with cancer.

Stacie is going to need constant treatment over the coming months and she needs our help to fight this disease. We are starting a fundraising drive to help support Stacie and her family.

is what we're doing - from supportstacie.net

A Fanfic-On-Demand fundraiser is underway for friends of Stacie. Authors in any fandom are invited to write a short fic on demand. The writing challenges will be delivered to each participating author by the highest bidder in their personal auction, which will run September 8-14, 2008 here at SupportStacie.net.

The highest bidder gets to deliver the fic challenge to the author they’ve “won,” along with the story’s pairing, the rating, and other pertinent details (within reason and within the author’s stated fandom and limitations - i.e., some authors prefer not to write smut or a certain pairing). The author will be given up to 30 days to finish the fic, beginning with the day that payment is received.

What I'm doing

I've got 3 auctions going on - a 2,500+ word Harry Potter femslash, a 2,500+ word Grey's Anatomy femslash and a sneak preview of chapter nine of the This Is A Problem series which will be 5,000+ words. You get to set me to work. You say Hooch/Giant Squid, I'll be writing it. [As long as the Qiant Squid is female - cause, y'know, femmeslash only ;) ] You want raunchy mop cupboard sex, you got it. You want a heartbreaking unrequited Katie Bell/Professor Sinistra love story, it's all yours. Just put up the cash ;)

I'm trying to find the words to explain why I'm taking part, but I feel it's quite obvious.

truelovepooh is a fantastic, caring, kind hearted person battling not only cancer, but an obscene medical financial system. She needs more treatment but the hospital won't allow anymore until "unless a substantial payment is made".

We all love our fandom community, especially here on LJ. Friendships can be forged over oceans and 'ships and in the strangest of ways. As fandom, we can band together to participate in something we can not only enjoy, but show amazing compassion and support for one of our own.


The Need-To-Know links

A summary of all the authors and fandoms available in alphabetical order


Main Board: All authors bid threads are housed here


My $5 Harry Potter fic auction - F/slash, 2,500


My $5 Grey’s Anatomy fic auction - F/slash, 2,500


$10 Grey’s Anatomy This Is A Problem series Chapter 9 advance sneak preview auction - At least 5,000


Information on bidding


[And I may not technically be writing a VM fic for auction, but I could not resist my KBell...]

Grab a banner from here. Put it on your f-list! Annoy people to death about the auction! Because it is important. And not for my ego - there are 57 authors in this auction from a cross-section of fandoms so I'm willing to bet there's something for everyone. So - pimp, pimp, pimp.

And please bid. Haven't we all wanted a little writer puppet at one time or another? A wicked little writer puppet to do with as you please...


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