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Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Subject:Spuffy obsessed
Time:4:53 pm.

I have fallen deeply into the Buffy fandom, folks. Or, more specifically, the Spuffy fandom. Going through a rough time at work and life, this April I revisted Elysian Fields, an excellent Spuffy archive that I discovered 5 years ago or so. I joined then, read a few things, left it alone.

Anyway, I have read, for three or four months, something like 50k words a day of Spike/Buffy fanfic. It's been a lot. I've fallen behind on other work. I've gotten fat. My husband is sort of annoyed that I no longer do the dishes. But it has gotten me through some rough times.

It's weird to join a fandom that's 20 years old. I'm not actually sure there is a place Spuffy people congregate. There used to be a bunch of LJ communities, but LJ isn't so much a thing anymore.

What I will say is that there is good reading to be had. An incredible number of Spuffy authors are published in Real Life. They choose to give us the gift of their wonderful Spuffy stories just because they truly love the pairing as well.

I'm grateful. And, because a lot of it is smutty, I'm turned on. And I'm inspired.

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Friday, June 9th, 2017

Time:10:20 pm.
So because I logged back in today, I also spent some time re-reading old Livejournal posts.

1) Basically I was in the HP fandom until, I don't know, OOtP? Then I kind of drifted away. The fandom wankery didn't help, but it wasn't the reason.
2) I came back for a bit after DH came out.
3) All my posts from both liverjournaling eras are ridiculous and there is no point to any of them, not a one. Why were people friends with me? I wasn't entertaining, or nice. Don't answer that. I was pretty young for some of it.

I also spent some time in nostalgia-town today, reading the accounts on Bad_Penny of the various wanks that the HP fandom wanked. Man, that is some serious wank. I was actually there for most of those happenings, and was only aware of about 20% of it at the time. With the hindsight of 15 years, it just seems even MORE insane. I am actually quoted in the Ms_Scribe story; fortunately for having said something unimportant and entirely reasonable.
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Subject:Hello fans or Livejournalers or whatever
Time:12:09 pm.
I logged into Livejournal. It is somehow 5 years later. So yeah. Also... how are things, friends who still check Livejournal? I actually want to know!
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Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Time:11:15 pm.
Yeah, so I joined Pottermore. Username: BladeGalleon60.

Friend me or whatever you do. Not really sure how it works yet? Yeah.
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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Time:10:47 am.
 So I woke up at 6:30 this morning and I had no idea why. Then I realized that it was Pottermore announcement time and, obviously, my body was attuned to all things HP even though my conscious mind wasn't aware of it. So I stayed up to watch the one-minute announcement from JKR, then ran to the bathroom to puke, because I'm pregnant, then came back and Pottermore was broken.

So i went back to bed and ended up having this pretty good sex dream that involved, to be quite honest, both my husband and another guy. And it was a pretty good dream. But then I was woken rudely from that pleasant experience by my real non-dream husband yelling, "SHIT! SHIT!" because he had slept in and was now late for his appointment to get a root canal. Anyway, Pottermore is still broken, and I still have puke taste in my mouth.

Time for breakfast. I am grumpy.
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Friday, June 17th, 2011

Time:8:18 am.
I don't find myself getting excited about Pottermore. I don't know what it is, but it's clearly not another book, and that's ultimately what would interest me most. If it ends up sort of being a guide to the Harry Potter world with lots of extras, that will be cool, but... ultimately, it's nice to discover JKR's great worldbuilding in her *books*, not in little tidbits in interviews and stuff. You know? What am I going to do, read all the interviews to my kids? All that stuff will be forgotten in 40 years, but people will still be reading the books.
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Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Subject:Knocked up
Time:4:32 pm.
So I found out I'm pregnant this week. I am having a child. CRAZY. Scary/awesome.
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Time:4:08 pm.
 Star Wars geek help required:

Wait, so there are two different Clone Wars series? What? Confused. Is one more canon than the other? Do they trail into each other? How do I watch them?
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Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Time:9:51 pm.
 Day 13 - Somewhere you'd like to move or visit.

I would really like to visit continental Europe. I've been to Iceland, England, and China, but never, say, France or Italy. Perhaps I can squeeze that in soon, before air travel becomes impossible due to lack of fuel.

Day 14 - Your earliest memory.

I'm always surprised by this question. Does anyone know their earliest memory? How do they keep their childhoods straight in their heads like that? I have memories from when I know I was five: recording fake radio shows, practicing the violin, playing with my little brother. But I have other memories, some of which must be from when I was younger, but I don't know.
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Friday, January 7th, 2011

Time:11:03 am.
 Day 12 - Bullet your whole day.

--robbed bank with squirt gun
--ate lunch
--watched Classic Doctor Who
--had sex with 10 guys at once
--took naps
--practiced for rehearsal

Some of these items are lies, but I won't tell you which ones.
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Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Time:4:27 pm.
 I forgot to post yesterday, so here are two today!

Day 10 - Discuss your first love and first kiss.

My first love was my now-husband, who I met eight years ago, when I was 19. I still feel that fluttery new-love feeling about him even today. I hope everyone on my friend's list someday knows the feeling of falling deeply in love and being loved in return. I learned so much. I had been wrong about everything.

Day 11 - Put your music player on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.
I don't have a music player. True story.
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Time:4:08 pm.
 Day 09 - How you hope your future will be like.

I hope I will be well-respected.
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Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Time:9:15 pm.
 Day 08 - A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.

Would it be lame to say my wedding? I have to say my wedding was up there. It was a large personal undertaking, something I did very successfully, and a time when I'd never seen all my family and friends together in one room like that. I looked hot, too. Wedding.
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Time:1:16 am.
 Day 07 - Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.

I'm a Capricorn, and all the personality descriptions of a Capricorn fit me reasonably well. Of course, so do the personality descriptions of every other zodiac sign. These types of descriptions are written on purpose to describe the average person reasonably well.

These personality write-ups usually contain cold reading techniques, like the one where they make a statement that puts the person somewhere in the middle of two extreme personality traits, like: You are often shy around new acquaintances, but you are also the kind of person who can really open up to a close friend.

Don't be fooled, folks, and watch this Darren Brown video.
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Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Time:7:23 pm.
 Day 06 - Write 30 interesting facts about yourself.

My goodness. Nobody's that interesting. What a lazy question.
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Friday, December 31st, 2010

Subject:Posting meme!
Time:12:17 pm.
For some reason I forgot to do one of these yesterday; I have to do two today. Also, today is my birthday, not that that's relevant to my posting meme. Because I'm posting two days, I'm limiting myself to only TWO sentences per answer, instead of the usual four.

Day 04 - Your views on religion.

I think the world is facing some time-sensitive crises (global warming, economic troubles, starvation, etc.) which will require a huge global effort, and a lot of reason and compassion, to overcome. I fear that religions encourage people to act and think superstitiously or irrationally, and that this will hurt us as a species.

Day 05 - A time you thought about ending your own life.

I've never considered ending my own life.
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Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Time:2:18 pm.
 Day 03 - Your views on drugs and alcohol.

I love alcohol with every fibre of by being; its invention was a crowning human achievement. It's truly wonderful to try different kinds of alcohol and sort through the subtle and varied flavours--smoky, peaty, fruity, mineral... always interesting, always a diversion. I like the kinds of alcohol that stand alone and don't need to be mixed with anything: wine, beer, scotch. I am a heavy drinker and usually drink every day for the pure joy of it.

I can't write more because I have limited myself to 4 sentence answers to these questions. So I haven't stated my opinion on drugs. I'll just say here that I only take drugs when they are prescribed to me by a doctor.
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Subject:30 day posting meme
Time:2:48 am.
Day 02 - Where you'd like to be in 10 years. 

In ten years I'll be 37. I'd like to have two children, and for T and myself to be settled somewhere that pays us a livable income and respects our hard work. I'd like to still be thin. I'd like to have friends.
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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Time:1:33 am.
I usually don't post much: at this point, I sort of consider posting to be the equivalent of spamming your friendslist. That is most likely an insane way of looking at it. I mean, I like all the stuff you guys post.

So I've decided to do this 30 day posting meme, stolen from [info]alphabet26.

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I'm not going to put my answers under a cut, because I will restrict each answer to 4 sentences. So here we are, day 1.

Day 1 - Your current relationship

I'm married to a lovely man who's also a violinist. We've been married for more than a year; together for eight. We work together, so we have a lot more couple time than your average newlyweds, which I view as a great advantage. Meeting him taught me everything I know about love.
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Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Time:8:30 pm.
 Just went to see Barney's Version, and cried buckets. Highly recommended--I know it's not playing in all cities yet, but hopefully soon.

I also have some friends who are part of what I can only call the "Canadian fandom".  They know who they are. They will like the PAUL GROSS CAMEO.

Rosamund Pike is truly excellent in it.
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