st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)
I something something made it to 50K in NaNo. I don't know why I didn't quit, and I don't know what I actually wrote, and what are words anyway? In the last desperate hours, I wrote some fic about Harold Finch feeding a kitten with an eyedropper.

I finished some stuff. I wrote some crack. I need to get onto Yuletide now.

state of the meatsack: )

omg I just found a post I wrote in the first week:
talk of pee, weight-loss, generally a bit deluded )
Wow, I am so much less off my face now. I was really sick. :O


Activist Links
- Rec: [personal profile] rydra_wong is doing stellar work collecting and compiling links.

- And as always, [community profile] thisfinecrew is a great resource.

- How to call your reps when you have social anxiety
(This one has done the rounds everywhere, but I liked how clear and simple the plan was.)

- Revenge
(I really liked this poem, especially:
And of course it’s not fair but rest assured,
anxious America, you brought your fists to a glitter fight.
)


Links to Distract
- The Cast of Criminal Minds Like You've Never Seen Before
I WOULD FREAKING WATCH THE SHIT OUT THIS SHOW, with all the ladies running heists and shacking up together and why can't this be on tv why.

- Captive Prince opening titles
Oldie but a goodie, and the casting makes me laugh. Also, really skillful, you know? It pleases me.

- FringeMusic107 is a youtube channel that makes mixes of TV themes, and I found them to be really good writing/studying music, especially the Person of Interest themes. I played Harold's Theme a lot through NaNo.


Anyway. I am not dead. The world goes on. We are a great team. I love youse guys. <3
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Criminal Minds: Reid in profile)
Thank you so much for the massive hand holding/back patting comments last night - I am feeling much less melodramatic and whiny, and had a good writing session last night. The end approacheth! I can see it!

Ooh, speaking of which, it's the apocalypse this weekend. Don't forget to put on clean underwear. (If the apocalypse means I don't get to see the next episode of Doctor Who, I'm NOT putting on clean underwear in protest.)

Hey, if it's the Rapture, I wonder if that service that cares for your pets after the Rapture is having a hiring bender? Hee! I just checked out their website, Eternal Earthbound Pets, and there's a statement:

Notice of Rate Increase: Due to the increased activity associated with the May 21, 2011 Rapture prophesy we have increased our service rates for all new contracts submitted as of 1/13/11.

Atheists, please continue to be droll.


There's an End of the World commentficathon, here. Also [personal profile] petra has a Rapture in Mid-Air commentficathon, for sexy times up in the air: here. Gotta love the way fandom embraces the apocalypse.


So, anyway. Today at work, a woman told me she liked my cardigan and that she wanted to touch it. I didn't really know what to say to her - my first instinct was "FUCK NO, DON'T TOUCH ME!" - which I've an inkling wasn't the most socially adept response. So I let her. Later, discussing it with [personal profile] lilacsigil (which is what I do when social phobia gets in the way of doing my job properly) and we practiced a few possible responses. Best one: "No, thank you." Which is polite, tells her that she's doing something I'm uncomfortable, and puts her in a position where asking for more is rude. *files it away*

After moments like this - and there have been many over the last couple of days - I like to read the unfilled prompts at the Criminal Minds Kink Meme. (Not because I'm mocking them - I love them deeply. I love that fandom wants to see these things, and that there's a place to ask for it.) Today I found this:

Morgan/Reid. Reid as a male mermaid please. Of course, Morgan has to find out

Discussion:

[personal profile] lilacsigil: It would work better if Morgan were the mermaid.
Me: merMAN! merMAN!
[personal profile] lilacsigil: Reid could be the woobie marine biologist who befriends him.
Me: Morgan wouldn't just be a mermaid, though. He'd be half man, half orca.
[personal profile] lilacsigil: He could call himself Morca.
Me: His powers of echolocation!
[personal profile] lilacsigil: He'll Morganate a boat.
Me (at almost the same time): We're going to need a bigger boat.

Now, I will have pleasant dreams, thinking of Doctor Spencer Reid riding the waves on the back of a beautiful man-orca. Yeah, I have no idea what brought down the apocalypse. No idea at all.
st_aurafina: (Birthday)
Title: Click to Look Inside (Five Amazon Deliveries)
Fandom: Scott Pilgrim, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife, X-Files, Law and Order: SVU, Doctor Who
Rating: G
Characters: Ramona Flowers, Penelope Garcia, Kalinda Sharma, Dana Scully, Alex Cabot, River Song
Summary: Five addresses on Ramona's docket. A snippet in the life of a subspace-travelling delivery girl.
Notes: Happy birthday, [personal profile] lilacsigil! I wrote this while I had a fever! But you have a fever too! Obviously this will all make sense.

Warning: Some books pictured in this fic may not reflect actual published products )
st_aurafina: Spock and Bones with science faces (Star Trek: Team Science)
Curveballs at work today:

Q: Is wool fat ointment the same as wools alcohol ointment?

A: (after some frantic googling and research) Yes. And no. But wools alcohol ointment is better and less allergenic than lanolin.
(I don't think I can convey the inter-generational discussion this question triggered - I had to call my dad who has the OLD knowledge, and my brother who has the NEWER knowledge, and then google anyway. Eventually, the answer came from Wikipedia, which is why people are using it to get their medical degrees. Fear us, non-medical types. Medical information comes from a site that anyone can edit.)

Q: Can I have another bottle of this cough mixture? The one I bought yesterday is nearly empty.

A: No. Take it according to the instructions on the label. And here's a medicine measure, you'll find it more accurate than swigging it from the bottle in the manner that you just demonstrated. It's okay, I don't think you're going to be harmed by the amount you've taken in the last 24 hours, but you may experience some discomfort from the sorbitol sweetener. *points to warning* Excess consumption may have a laxative effect.

Q: Why do people take fish liver oils? Why do they not eat fish livers? In France, we eat the livers on toast and do not take a supplement.

A: That sounds delicious! I am afraid, however, that culturally, Australians do not have a fond relationship with offal. But we can change all that! Let's start an offal movement together! Or, you could buy some fish oil.

Actually, today is the first day at work that I haven't felt flat out exhausted down to the bone, which is really, really nice. And the last two nights I've had good, non-chemically induced sleep. All the work putting my routines back in place is starting to pay off. And somewhere at the bottom of that, I'm really proud to discover that breaking routine =/= losing routine forever. Maybe it means I can be a little bit more relaxed the next time routine is interrupted? (Maybe not. But maybe!)

[personal profile] lilacsigil: (still getting her money's worth out of LEGO Harry Potter) Now, let's go and buy Lucius Malfoy at auction!
Me: I've read that fic.
[personal profile] lilacsigil: *nodding sagely* I'm sure you have.

So. Criminal Minds.

Cut for spoilers for last night's episode )

Fringe! The first episode I've been able to watch along with fandom!

Spoilers for 'Olivia' )

Remember that Five Things meme? I have loads of them still to fill out. Here:

Five places I'd like to visit, for nixwilliams  )


Now [personal profile] lilacsigil is cursing and muttering about mudbloods. I am a wee bit concerned.
(LEGO Lucius Malfoy is fabulous and has the best hair of any LEGO person.)
st_aurafina: Gabby Sidibe, with her eyes closed, looking glam (Gabby: Culture)
From [livejournal.com profile] entwashian: Fuck Yeah, Gabourey Sidibe! I can has icon! *points sideways*

There's a medical interaction called "The Triple Whammy": ace inhibitor/diuretic/anti-inflammatory. Today I forgot the funky name - I knew was something to do with the number three and triangles and dying. On the spot, I called it "The Pyramid of Death". The customer was suitably impressed with the severity of it. We nodded solemnly together.

A defiant e-book library: [Site redacted: as [personal profile] kindkit has pointed out, the non-fiction section has books supporting Holocaust denial.] You must promise to delete your books after two weeks, and he'll only lend you five books per fortnight.

(I have been so messed around by commercial ebook sellers that I can totally understand where he's coming from. I wish the industry could sort itself out, because I want to buy their products. But with formatting and DRM and shenanigans, I don't trust them an inch.)

Criminal Minds 5.18 )

It's so busy at work! Who are all these people? I blame the Pyramid of Death.
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Dollhouse: Echo)
Title: Orbital Eccentricity
Fandom: Criminal Minds/Dollhouse
Rating: PG
Characters: Spencer Reid, Paul Ballard, Mellie (November)
Summary: Spencer is an anomaly in the Bureau; he's well aware of others like him.
Notes: Written for 2009 Fandom Stocking

Orbital Eccentricity )
st_aurafina: (Global Frequency)
Title: Desperately Seeking Padawan
Fandom:Global Frequency, Criminal Minds, some mention of Chuck, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, X-Files, Sarah Jane Adventures and Leverage. (Minor spoilers for all of these.)
Rating: G
Words: 1200
Summary: Penelope Garcia and Aleph talk about the future.
Notes: Happy birthday [personal profile] lilacsigil! I hope you have an awesome day! (You know how we always say "I wrote this at 2am on a sugar high!" and laugh hysterically? Um. *cringes*)

Penelope Garcia, you're on the Global Frequency. )

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