Dec. 11th, 2018


[info]jagienka

What I've been up to:
  • traveling most of November - 2 back to back conferences, Star of India / tall ship sail , two thanksgivings including one in ABQ
  • moving & trying to get settled into the new house which has happened
  • entertaining both sets of parents for two weeks at a time
  • trying not to drown in my PhD program
  • trying not to drown in work
  • prepping for and participating in this faith leaders' protest action (and others)


Now it's crunch time as all my final papers are due this week and I'm falling behind on ordination writing. And you know, prep for Christmas at church.

RP folks - if I owe you something, nudge me, because I may have lost track of it. Also, I may not be doing a lot till I turn in all these papers. (Or I may be throwing myself into rp to procrastinate/self-care)
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[info]ingrid

Also Comes In Sober

Drunken shit-posting on Twitter is more fun than I thought, especially when I dig up stuff like this to show off.




The only Etheria princess for me, I say.

~*~

Hey, some [community profile] fandom_stocking stockings are up. I already see some promising stuffs. Now to figure out where the Ao3 collection might be or if there is one. I'm not good at reading entire FAQs at once, which is why I have no idea.

Actually, I usually don't read them until it's too late but we won't talk about that.

~*~

BTW, I'm here on Pillowfort. I'm the one with the swirling circle and nothing else.

https://www.pillowfort.io/ingridmatthews

I don't want to be a Debbie Downer but I have a bad feeling about this place and the poor folks who run it. I don't think they have any idea what they are potentially in for as this long, contentious but ultimately informative thread on [community profile] fail_fandomanon reveals.

But, stranger sites have triumphed over adversity in the past, so who knows?

Dec. 10th, 2018


[info]ingrid

Pillowfort Tips

REALLY important Pillowfort tips in this post:

https://skull-bearer.livejournal.com/789692.html

"Hiding NSFW posts is default. Go to Filters & Blacklist to change it.

Your posts not showing up on your feed is default. Go to Filters & Blacklist to change it.

The search function on the Community page doesn’t work well yet. Just type, do not hit enter.

Put some effort into finding an existing community before you create one. I’m already seeing a lot of unnecessary duplicates and those will do nothing but hurt the site at the moment.

Using the Search function for tags works well, but using it to search for communities and users currently does not.

#1 is key. When you first log in and subscribe to a few friends and communities, your Home Feed will be blank until you turn off NSFW. Most seem to be set to NSFW."


I'm going to be honest, the current sluggishness and instability of the site does not give me a lot of confidence that I'll be using it, even though it's a few miles better than Tumblr (threaded replies!) I'm not heartened when I go to change the two simple defaults mentioned here and the site crashes on me ... again.

That being said, I'm known for my relative patience. Relatively .

[info]ingrid

The Things I Forget to Remember

I know I've been off the grid, but good gravy, how did I forget to talk about the awesome ...


Miss Sherlock

It's amazing and gets super amazing at the end of the season where even this, the prickliest of Sherlocks, Sara "Sherlock" Shelly Futaba, love their Watson, Dr. Wato Tachibana, more than life, literally.

I only wish I had an easier streaming access link but I had to cobble together each from here and there, although maybe HBO Now has it? Not sure.

Has anyone else seen this yet?

~*~

Scorpia/Catra eating my brain, like two good Horde ladies should. Also, Mermista actually loving crazy-ass Sea Hawk but pretending to be annoyed by him is the joke, folks. She could fling him out to sea with a flick of her finger but ... doesn't.

~*~

Christmas crochet is failing this year. Today would be a good day to at least finish one scarf. Maybe?

HELP ME CRAFT GODS, MAKE MY FINGERS FLY. OR AT LEAST MOVE.

Dec. 9th, 2018


[info]ingrid

Inspiration

Dear Cat,

Biting the soft underside of my arm, which hurts like nothing has hurt before, does not inspire me to pet you more.

Just saying.

~*~

Going to see a local band later today, but only after learning they go on a 4pm, which is Old Lady Rock and Roll time! My days of staying up all night with the band are long gone.

Also, I'm guaranteed a seat. For my bad back.

Don't laugh. I didn't think it would happen to me either.

That being said ... LET'S ROCK! *makes secret devil sign*

~*~

If anyone has any She-Ra, Scorpia recs, hand them over. Gen or otherwise, I'm into anything.

Dec. 8th, 2018


[info]ingrid

Lex Luthor and the Princess of Gay-Ra

Just remembered that I'm also on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/IngridMatthews

While on there, I discovered how adorable Michael Rosenbaum still is (https://twitter.com/michaelrosenbum). No really, he's just so cute. Is that Smallville nostalgia hitting me? God, I hope not, lol.

Recommending once again, She-Ra and The Princesses of Power. Highly entertaining, surprising depth and a nearly all-female cast. Give it a shot, you won't regret it.

Here on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80179762

There's a Scorpia prompt I wouldn't mind writing on [community profile] thehonorofgrayskull but it's under another writer's offers, so ... I'm hoping they might put up a promptfic post instead of having writers offer and people ask underneath. That way I wouldn't feel as though I'm trespassing. But it's all good, I might butt in anyway if they don't take it up.

And hey, [community profile] fandom_stocking, where is muh stockings to fill? I hear people go through the requests and start filling already but I'm not proactive and organized enough for that. Come on, I wanna write! Slap those babies up there, please.

Dec. 7th, 2018


[info]ingrid

She-Ra Community

Binge watched She-Ra today, decided that Scorpia is my fave.

Joined [community profile] thehonorofgrayskull because that's the fun thing to do. And I do like me some princesses!
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Dec. 5th, 2018


[info]saintlymods in [info]asylum_promo

St. Margaret’s Academy

Rule #1 - Keep your fangs and claws to yourself: no snacking on the student body.
Rule #2 - No magic in the hallways.
Rule #3 - A full moon is no excuse for not having made your homework.

The '18-'19 academic year has begun. At St. Margaret's Academy, there's no such thing as normal.
Open since 2013, St. Margaret's Academy is looking for great RPers and fresh faces. We're a fun and laid back group, so enrol your progeny today!

Dec. 3rd, 2018


[info]charlottebronte

Wood Elf: Andraste Meliamne )

Dec. 2nd, 2018


[info]meanmeanpeople

Reasonable Expectation: Narnia Fic

So Chapter Three is supposed to be back to Edmund's point of view, but it might end up being Susan. >.> I blame [info]septimussmith. I have posted some of this before, but most of it is new. Once I get past Edmund's next chapter, it will be all new. Thornbut's backstory comes from meldahlie's "This Is No Thaw." Emrys's is a mixture of C.S. Lewis's notes and my own extrapolation as I wondered what happened to the barely-mentioned stone dragon in the White Witch's house. I have every intention of writing about the history of Delver's Hollow and the Sweetclaw Clan one day. I am way too attached to Ursula and her family.

Reasonable Expectation: Chapter Two
Who: Edmund Pevensie, Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Thornbut, various OCs and semi-canon characters
What: The aftermath of the battle with the werewolves.
When: mid-Leafgold (around October), NT 1000
Where: Cair Paravel and Northern Narnia.
Rating: PG
Warnings: Some fantasy violence.

I'm not his hero )