meme time

May. 19th, 2017 02:49 pm
rivendellrose: (Default)
Snagged from a bunch of folks:

1. How did you name your pets?
Theoden was named "Jupiter" when I got him from the animal shelter, and as appropriate as that was for a big, rather round, buff-colored boy, it didn't shorten well for calling. At the time Lord of the Rings was my most overwhelming fandom, and particularly the Rohirrim, but "Eomer" didn't work... which made me think of his resemblance to Bernard Hill as Theoden, and that stuck.

Our other cat, originally The Boy's, is Random. Because his acquisition of The Boy was very random. :)

2. Poirot or Miss Marple?
Neither, really, but I've probably seen more Poirot.

3. Do you have a FB account too?
Yeah, but I tend to avoid it mostly.

4. Books - hardcover or paperback
I read mostly on my Kindle and from the library, nowadays, but am perfectly happy with whatever. Slightly prefer paperbacks for being less heavy and also generally cheaper.

5. Mobile: Windows, Android or Apple?
I didn't get a phone at all until very late, and when I upgraded to a smartphone I was very happy with my Palm Pre. Currently have a very old iPhone, but planning to switch to Android whenever I finally convince myself to upgrade.
rivendellrose: (letters)
Ganked from [personal profile] nostalgia: A writing questions meme!

1: What inspired you to write the fic this way?
2: What scene did you first put down?
3: What's your favorite line of narration?
4: What's your favorite line of dialogue?
5: What part was hardest to write?
6: What makes this fic special or different from all your other fics?
7: Where did the title come from?
8: Did any real people or events inspire any part of it?
9: Were there any alternate versions of this fic?
10: Why did you choose this pairing for this particular story?
11: What do you like best about this fic?
12: What do you like least about this fic?
13: What music did you listen to, if any, to get in the mood for writing this story? Or if you didn't listen to anything, what do you think readers should listen to to accompany us while reading?
14: Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic?
15: What did you learn from writing this fic?


My fic is all here, and I would love a few questions to distract me from the frustrating formatting issues in this edit I'm working on!

progress

Apr. 5th, 2017 08:53 pm
rivendellrose: (Hands and Arms)
I have updated my icons to remove the old fannish ones I wasn't using anymore, and include some new ones that I think I will get more use out of. Nothing fannish yet, though I might trade a few old ones out for that later. We'll see.

In other news, Theoden (my cat) seems to be recovering nicely from his surgery... mostly evidenced by the fact that he jumps up on my desk to try to find food that I might have left there, and starts chewing on stuff and crying and being annoying about 2 hours before he's supposed to get dinner. So that's... good? For a certain definition of "good." XD

I'm also trying to get caught up to where The Boy is at in S-Town, which is tough because he listens while he's on his commute, and I don't have a commute anymore. But it's a very enjoyable and mind-bending story, and good listening for while I knit in the evening.

fyi...

Apr. 3rd, 2017 09:19 pm
rivendellrose: (bleeding heart)
I've deleted my LJ account. The new ToS bullshit was bothering me, the giant ads drove me nuts when I logged in, and it was time to admit that just having had an account for 14 years wasn't actually enough to make it worth keeping when the site was clearly going under.

So yeah. My fic is all (or very nearly all, at least) up on Ao3, I'll clean up the links in the sticky post for them later. I might even figure out how to upload my Neko-Chao kitty mood theme here someday, now. It never felt quite right here without them.

2017 goals

Jan. 2nd, 2017 08:59 pm
rivendellrose: (dance)
My goals for 2017, in no particular order:

- Be more positive and grateful for what I have in my life, even when I'm sad for some reason (or no reason).
- Go to the gym (or do commensurate physical activity like hike, etc.) 3 times a week.
- Write at least 750 words a day.
- Write on original work 4 days a week. (3 days are allowed to be fanfic. Or more if I also write at least 750 words on one of the original works.)
- Hit my freelance income goal for the year (it's low, but it's my first full year full-time).
- Post to my blog at least once a month.
- Spend less time looking at social media (Tumblr, Twitter, FB) and more time doing useful things like practicing guitar, working on my calligraphy, drawing, writing, etc.
- Practice the guitar at least 5 days a week.
- Write down all the books I read in the year.

That last one is important to me because I get almost all my books out of the library, now, especially fiction... and I already have a tendency to forget most of what I read a few weeks after I've finished it. I think this is a tendency honed as an English major in college--it was only beneficial for me to remember the millions of books that I read for English, history, anthropology, classics, and assorted other similar classes for 10 weeks at the absolute most, and I read so damned many that it benefited me if my brain just dumped the info after being tested on them. ...Or it could just be that I'm a quick but not a very deep reader. Pick your poison. I can read a lot of books... but if you ask me the last ten books I read I'll probably get through three or four tops before going "Uhh.... and a bunch of other stuff?"

Then again, if you ask me what the last three movies I saw were I'll probably only get to two before kind of blanking, so maybe I just have the memory of a goldfish. Who knows. I'm not especially concerned either way. It is what it is, and it means I can reread books (and rewatch movies) quite happily if I like them.
rivendellrose: (Default)
I haven't decided for sure yet, but there is a possibility that I may be letting my paid account lapse over on LJ. This might mean that I become even more absent than I have been in the recent past. My hope is that this will not be the case... which is why I have actually made crossposting work with my Dreamwidth, finally, so that I can post from there, at the very least, and still keep my LJ going to some extent. It's been my home on the internet for oh dear god I don't even know way too long, and while Tumblr and all that are fun, they're just not the same. So. ♥

If you're over on LJ and you want to find me on DW (or, for that matter, Tumblr) I've got the same name there that I have everywhere else, and I'm always happy to see a familiar face!

questions

Jun. 12th, 2011 01:00 pm
rivendellrose: (Default)
Questions!

2 sets of questions under the cut )

If you want questions, just ask and I'll give you five for you to answer in your own entry!
rivendellrose: (omgwtf)
I'm working on a new 'actually getting out of bed early-ish" routine (allowing time for breakfast and even waking up all the way before I go to work), so I actually had time to stop and say...

Holy crap, I've had this journal for 8 years.

The journal was started February 9, 2003. Back when LJ still required invite codes, nobody'd heard of half the things that the internet is made up of now, and I was in my 2nd year of college. I hadn't met The Boy yet - Hell, I hadn't even met Theoden yet.

Anyway, I think what I'm saying is, thank you all for being here. Don't know what I'd do without this journal to witter and fuss and question and pontificate at. ♥

booooored

Oct. 12th, 2010 02:29 pm
rivendellrose: (six)
I'm bored. So have a meme, gacked from [livejournal.com profile] akashasheiress:

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Old hat, but hey - if you have any thing you want to know (or, you know, just want to entertain me on this very boring Tuesday) ask away! ♥

I really need to get back into the habit of saving my writing to Google docs so I have something to work on during lunch if the internet fails to entertain...
rivendellrose: (BOOM)
Survived meeting. Did not so much see Obama as was stuck in a stopped charter bus in the middle of a bridge for about 20 minutes experiencing the fact that authorities had shut temporarily closed off the freeway in order to allow his motorcade to pass (an understandable inconvenience), and heard after the fact that someone in a seaplane accidentally violated the no-fly zone over his visit and was forced into an emergency landing by fighter jets that appeared with a sonic boom. At the very sea-plane harbor that I frequent (ish) for my occasional jaunts to the San Juan Islands, no less. Kind of sorry I missed that, I'm sure it caused no end of confusion for the very nice folks at the little airline there.

Anyway. We're bought (or is that owned, now?), we have a lot of paperwork and other HR stuff headed our way, and they gave each of us little welcome goodie bags with a nice new coffee cup and an anti-grav pen (the kind that can write upside-down, I mean) and a notebook and stuff, all branded with their logo. Which is... kind of odd, now. Equally odd that our company colors have changed. And that (apparently unrelated, but a change that also went through today) I have a different manager than I did yesterday. It's all a little confusing, but... so far, so good?

Anyway, I'm just working on some editing, and since my brain seems to be trying to melt out my ears I thought I'd throw out a meme, from several people but most recently [livejournal.com profile] alto2:

Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or literary or otherwise. Any top fives. Doesn't matter what, really! Fandoms, books I might get around to writing one day, women in my fandoms, ideal holiday destinations, goals for the future, celebrity crushes, books I wish would be made into movies, love songs. And I will answer them all in a new post (or in comments).

I can't promise I'll have clever answers, but I'll try to at least have answers.
rivendellrose: (try science)
Hey, neat! My allergy to nickel can be traced to a single receptor! And it triggers reactions in Humans, but not in mice!

Apparently '"this is the first time that an inorganic agent has been found to activate this pathway" of the innate immune system.'

Researchers estimate that about 5–10% of the population in the industrialized world is allergic to nickel on contact, and that figure reaches 10–20% in young women, who are more likely to be exposed to the metal in jewellery — particularly earrings and other piercings — that contain the metal.

Neat stuff there, and some good progress toward a more complete understanding of how allergies work in general.
rivendellrose: (Default)
I never know what to ask other people about, but I'll bite, to see if anybody has any questions for me:

Online journals are little filters that we each see every one else's lives through, the parts others choose to share with us. That said, we all think we are close, but really we seldom know *a lot* about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you...
rivendellrose: (Default)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] zinjadu: 65 Things Meme )
rivendellrose: (city girl)
It's been about eight years since the last time I was in a theatrical production, and... oh, four or so since the last time I was in a small, class-size production of anything.

So why is it that I can still, for no apparent reason, have panicked nightmares wherein I'm in a play and I haven't memorized my lines?

I guess I have to blame looking at old high-school people on Facebook last night... that's the only thing I can even think of that might have brought back this whole thing. All I can say other than that was that I have rarely been so absolutely, completely relieved to wake up. Sometimes when I have these dreams, I at least dream that I'm improving and faking it pretty well. This time? Not so much. It got so bad the director (my same director from high school, the one who always shows up in these dreams) actually stopped the show and came up on stage with the script. Whole thing, audience, cast, everything... all staring at me while I wracked my brain to even remember the plot, let alone my lines. Hellooooo, anxiety. Eugh.

Is it any wonder I actually managed to drag myself out of bed early this morning? Compared with that, getting ready for my actual day sounded like a great change...
rivendellrose: (God?  What god?)
Hey, look. Apparently it's Atheist Pride Day.

It's also the official first day of spring and the Spring Equinox, and Ostara! (Okay, those last three things are technically all the same, but they mean different things to different people, so... why not?)

So here we go! Happy Spring! Happy Middle-of-Spring! Happy-Equal-Day-And-Night-Headed-Toward-More-Day-Than-Night! And Happy Atheists. Happy me, being an atheist (ooo, are you all shocked by that coming-out? I know, it's a bit unnerving...). Tonight I will go home and celebrate my atheism by snuggling up with my cat and falling asleep on top of one of my biology books, or maybe my laptop. Hell, I might even do some laundry and have something to drink first. Because we godless atheists are wild that way. ;)

Oh, and for the record, I read the Sun "spoiler," and was so underwhelmed. I still hope it isn't true, but I rather suspect it will be. If it isn't, you can bet it won't be for lack of RTD trying. And while I'm on the subject of RTD, I just have to say - a Hugo nomination? Really? For "Turn Left", of all things? I certainly hope this won't be the year that Moffat breaks his winning streak - even though "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead" were, in my opinion, the worst things Moffat's written for Doctor Who, they were still worlds better than "Turn Left." Not to mention lacking a lot of seriously iffy gender and race issues. So there. I can only hope this was a pity vote from someone aware that this is RTD's last season. :P

This entry written entirely without benefit of cough medicine or other medications. Believe it or not, I'm actually worse on meds. A cold is bad enough on my brain.

bad habits

Nov. 26th, 2007 09:16 pm
rivendellrose: (Default)
Note to self: Must break this habit of sitting on my right leg/foot. It leads to very awkward situations such as I've been in this evening, whereby my right leg spends all evening feeling increasingly tingly and awkward because it's been tweaked. Hell.
rivendellrose: (just an object)
I think my brain is trying to have a spiritual crisis of some kind. This is... not entirely unusual for me, but definitely disconcerting and very difficult to handle. See, there's no support network to speak of for a solitary pagan having a crisis. Most people, if they're having issues with their spirituality, can go to their religious leader... or their congregation... or other practitioners of the same general faith... or even a fair collection of realistic and interesting books on the subject.

Pagans, not so much. At least not pagans who can't tolerate the sort of pseudo-scientific non-rational hocus-pocus that mostly gets published in 'our' name. There are times when I love the individualism of my path... and then there are times when I feel like I'd love someone to just tell me what to do, how to be, where and how I should walk, or at least have a community to talk it over with and share the journey.

The thing is, my spirituality really is desperately important to me. It's just hard to make it fit in this modern world. I guess this is a problem any adherent of any path has... )

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