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Oct. 13th, 2016

The UK is having a marmite crisis. I'm not saying this because I find it ridiculous. It's not. It's super derivative.


I'm not even kidding, a couple of years ago we ran out of marmite and the entire country freaked the fuck out for months.

May. 1st, 2016

Catching up on Once Upon a Time. Mulan turned up, reminded me how adorable she is, and OH MY GOD I MISS MULAN/AURORA. Fuck I loved them.

(Partly from the fanfic turning up in Jaha and partly out of curiosity I've been looking at my fandoms on AO3 and good lord when did fanfic in general become overrun by modern setting/real world/high school AUs? It's so common in basically all my fandoms and I don't really remember it being like that before. Where 'before' = pre 2008 because I've been reading and writing fic since the 90s lol oh god I'm getting old.)

Also kind of enjoying Maya having a bit of an insecure freakout. She's actually the character closest to me in age even though some of the younger ones have their lives way more together than I do. Or at least they're better at faking it than me. (Ianto.)

Jan. 2nd, 2016

Turns out a bunch of my fanvids that were on the computer that died are also still on my vidders account. (I think you need a log in to see them so this is partly/mostly a note for me lol.) I have NO IDEA how to download them, but they're there! And some of the old ones are actually not nearly as terrible as I remember.

May. 15th, 2014

I'm sort of ridiculously pleased with the PBs I found for the sex swap actually. Especially because now Aurora has this icon:

Wrong bathroom sry. But omg the eyes. The hair. He even has a couple of icons with gestures that look like a woman could be making them.

And most importantly for Ianto is writing icons for his secret private diary in the main journal but also pale and black hair and massive fucking unimpressed face. Brooke Williams also would have worked but uh I had a need for Hel check this damn fine crazy plus she dresses quite femininely. She has astoundingly blue eyes though. All my Portland peeps with their amazing eyes.

But mostly I have been wrapped up in a duvet looking at the rain with dogs napping on my floor watching The Almighty Johnsons while VLC auto-caps it and feeling generally pretty damn flat. I don't know if it's a natural downswing or the start of winter. I've been able to make a few comments around... mostly Hel and SPN-Loki, Storybrooke Ianto and Hermione a little, and the Jack/Ianto log where he finally finds out about them dating. I need to start studying for exams and do more in Triumphant. And the long-dormant PBer of my soul basically wants to icon everyone in TAJ. That's less important though.

And the budget just came out and oh my god. I suppose I should take it as a win that they've moved slightly to the left with dr's visits "free" for under 13s (they haven't increased the funding for this enough to actually accomplish it, I don't think) and an extra four weeks paid parental leave phased in over the next two years. But cuts to public broadcasting, freezes to police after a cut last year, I can't remember if it was a cut or an effective cut for tertiary education, but definitely effective cuts to health that don't even match inflation let alone population growth, and a six year freeze on funding the Cullen fund which last year raised as much money as asset sales did. Oh, and they removed import duty on plasterboard so building a house will cost about $3,500 less now. In Auckland that's a letter box, as someone commented. Plus an "interest free loan" to help fund more roads in Auckland when they claimed they couldn't afford the urban rail.

They're bragging about a $370m surplus (which won't happen, because they never get a surplus) when we owe billions in debt to pay for the shit in the 2011 budget and yesterday they were claiming the floods that suddenly started happening three years ago in Christchurch have nothing to do with the earthquakes.

Wow, that was a rant I did not intend to have. Okay then.

May. 9th, 2014

not to freak out or anything


Freema Agyeman just talked to me on twitter.

May. 7th, 2014

You know who would be fun as hell to play? Lisa Hallett, pre Canary Wharf. I'd have to join another game though because obvs I wouldn't want to play her and Ianto and I'm pretty hesitant about that. Really better to stick with the characters I have. At least I managed to be online at the same time as Portland's Jack yesterday for epic yet very muted dramaz of the "yeah, no, I actually cannot deal with you being alive again" variety (not exactly in those words), leading to Ianto getting quite drunk, ranting to Dean and Charlie, and deciding to a) just avoid Jack now and b) get a dog. As you do.* He also managed to get on Brian Kinney's shit list, and River's just turned up, yay more Whovians.

I was rewatching Once Upon a Time 2.08 and 09 again for Aurora characterisation and I swear, every single time I see 2.08 it drives me up the wall how long it takes them to notice that the ink is on the fucking scroll. Really, guys? Really?

Ugh, 3k word essay due on Monday, vaguely started it today. It's on the barriers to greater participation of women in NZ politics and how they're being overcome and on the plus side the first assignment was annotated bibliography and essay plan in prep for it. One of the bits of feedback I got was that my essay plan is about participation in Parliamentary politics, so either I have to clarify that in the introduction or include discussion about other forms of political activity. Not sure yet which way I'll go, it probably depends on how much I have to write for the other paragraphs. I think everyone in the paper must be busy with their essays because shit is going down in NZ politics right now and this is the class where we used to have pretty intense conversations in the Stream forums. Like, our Justice Minister has been caught out doing corruption and then repeatedly lying to the House about it, and another Minister just lost all his portfolios for intervening on behalf of a donor with police after he was arrested for domestic assault. (Which, btw, our Justice Minister is defending him for.) And then the government came up with a plan to give $3k to 1000 beneficiaries for them to move to Christchurch if they get a job offer and keep it for three months. You know, Christchurch, the city I moved out of, because there's no where to live and thousands of unemployed people? It's cool though because the Prime Minister reckons if the companies that employ these beneficiaries don't give them somewhere to live they can crash with friends or family.

*The drunk-logic on the dog thing is that he's always wanted one and not gotten one for responsible reasons and he doesn't want to still be in Portland in like two years time thinking about things he could have done but didn't. Plus the conversation with Jack made it feel a lot more real that he's going to die, so he sort of wants to stay in Portland now just to, like, avoid that. Soberly, he is at least revising this plan to probably adopt an older dog.

Sep. 2nd, 2009


So I'm poking around Teh NZ Intarwebs looking at rabbit hutches and prices trying to see if I can find really nice roomy outdoor accommodations that I can afford and there's this one site that is like a directory of website businesses. Apparently if you search for 'rabbit and/or hutches', you get an AWFUL LOT of, erm, "adult self-entertainment" results. Rabbit vibrators, obviously. Somehow I feel that this is not what I'm looking for.

I have a lot of thoughts about fandom as separate from mainstream society.

This got long and rambling. )

Aug. 31st, 2009

lol guys

stupid survey is stupid, but fun to take just so you can point out all their fuckery

Aug. 25th, 2009


If your characters had to teach a class at Hogwarts, which class would they choose?

Astra would pick Charms, or in BW-era the household magic course. Benjy, obviously, Arithmancy (or Healing, if in an era or fanon where that's an option). Pepper I think would take great delight in teaching History of Magic Reenacted by Dinosaurs. You know, for the boring bits.


Aug. 9th, 2009

Good lord that meta got out of hand. Thinking way too much when I should be working on my prompt for the 10th.

Jun. 5th, 2009

I love being a bitch to people on Yahoo Answers. It's their fault for asking stupid as fuck questions.

I have read two more Torchwood books and I like these ones that are set in mid season two because they actually have Ianto in them. I was expecting to like Trace Memory more than Pack Animals, but Pack Animals was so much fucking cooler. That shit was awesome. (Though Ianto's "I am bored, barefoot, eating pizza and having a James Bondathon" moments in TM were pretty neat. And him and Jack "having the place to themselves", but only as long as it didn't interrupt his James Bondathon. I'm imagining Jack doing distracting things to him while he watches Goldfinger, now...)

and a fucking meme )

May. 30th, 2009

I jizzed in my pants :(

Mar. 24th, 2009

Things I am accomplishing

Today I
-put the washing out
-slept (with the aid of drugs, admittedly...)
-encouraged bunny to use his digging box by blatantly bribing him with carrot
-got the harness on bunny with a minimum of fuss
-rewarded this by taking bunny outside for the first time! he wasn't too sure about this but quickly realised that the entire ground was covered in things that were good to eat. Then he fell over. I think he was trying to binky.
-finished one of the three Pepper/Aloysius smutfics I was trying to write. One. *sigh*

Florence is maudlin coz it was her birthday and the world sucks. Dung's pretty Dung-ish. Astra's crying a lot because Marius has been missing for two and a half days and someone owled her his broken wand. Pepper hates everything and is pretending to be cheerful. Oh, RP, how can I ever quit you?

Feb. 13th, 2009


Okay, so now that I have over 80 icon sets and feel like a real icon maker, I have separated my CDJ from my icon journal.

So now:

[info]keieeeye - real life, general
[info]keisarmy - pbs, icons
[info]pocketotter - cdj, fanfic

which... sounds a bit excessive but oh well. I will warn you that if you add [info]pocketotter you um may get a spam of 45~ entries on your f-list. So you might want to read your f-list right up to date, then add it, then keep reading from after that.

Accordingly, the Marius/Astra wedding planning infos is now here.

Plans for tomorrow: tag the older half of my icon sets with the PB name, do up the fanfic mega index on ~pocketotter and/or decide if I'm going to use any other tags for subcategories of "fanfic". Upload a fuckload more icons that I found while fetching all the otters because there are a ton on my hard drive that are super and not on here. Think about writing something un-depressing for [info]lifeanddeath because breaking the streak of new-ghost-pepper with aubrey's death isn't really a change in mood.

Nov. 20th, 2008

*updates nano journal madly*

I... have not been keeping up with my wordcount. At present I'm at 21k and I suspect this is going to morph from a nano to... an ongoing project mishmashed of third person scenes and autobiographical ramblings that doesn't really have much of a point.

Considering I already have the death scene(s) up (which are a bit squicky btw), which I was going to stick near the end of the nano.

May. 24th, 2008


Sometimes posts explode unexpectedly. Other times you just know when you write something that it's going to end up huge. Like, when Pepper invites all the teenagers to ask questions about sex, and ends up with over 300 comments, not counting the original, already lengthy, conversation with Sirius on James' journal.

I re-added Aubrey to his friends list and set up a filter that's just Aubrey. This way Esh and I can do a casual PSL, because she was going crazy wanting to comment to that post but Esh + plot-based game = not really a good idea. Cue Aubrey asking about Pepper's sexlife and Pepper headdesking and the line, "For all I know "good" for you is ripping out your partners spine at the point of orgasm."

Also finished a second set of 7 Spells prompts which I'm quite frankly sort of amazed by even if I'm not entirely pleased with it because the commenting on that post was very distracting and went on all afternoon.

My fabric is on backorder and while I wait for it I'm starting one of my African women designs. They have no backstitch! It's all cross-stitch and half-stitch, which I am pleased by. It's not that I don't like backstitch, it's just a pain getting everything done and then realising you still have to do it - it's also a pain tucking the ends of the thread so they don't unstitch themselves, especially when you're starting a new one.

May. 4th, 2008

maintainership rant >.>


Do you know how time consuming it IS to freeze THAT MANY threads??? ARRRRGH. Now I'm going to see if I can find a way to make the link to contact the mods as FREAKING OBVIOUS AS POSSIBLE.

*bites things annoyedly*
*chews ardath gently*

[info]the_willow has a write up of it that one of my RP friends linked to when we were discussing it in chat - I'd come back fuming after freezing all the threads and we've been talking about it since. Unfortunately she seems to have banned the entirety of the a_p membership from commenting and deleted my comments when I used a different journal. This is the main comment I left:

(Not sure why I've been banned from commenting here, considering I've never met you before, but oh well.)

As the (interested in converting to Judaism) maintainer of asylum_promo, I just want to say that I'm very disappointed how things went down. That ad is actually one of the ones I recognise as part of the group that actually knows the rules and follows them, and has been posted many times in the past. The first couple of times I put comment tracking on so I'd know if there was wank. Since there was none, I didn't keep up with that.

The first I heard about this was one of my fellow mods coming online and alerting me. At that point there were 390 comments. Not a single person thought to contact the moderators or maintainer of a moderated asylum to deal with a problem with a post? I've just finished freezing every single thread on the post, since they've agreed to change their name and as far as I and my fellow mod are concerned that ought to be the end of it.


Yes, I am still hung up on no one telling us.

Mar. 29th, 2008


Aubrey trots over as Jo leaves, grabbing Pepper by the arm as they head out to the foyer and he rolls his eyes tolerantly, passing over the fag.

"What's for dinner?" he asks, and takes a drag. "Can we get Indian? I'm dying for a curry."

"If you spill it I'm taking it off you." Really, Pepper suspects, that's probably not in line with Jo's instruction, but he's only had his place a few weeks and hell if he's going to let curry stains mess it up.

He thinks his partner might be psychic, because he hits him in exactly the same place Jo did. "If you starve me I won't have any energy left for sex."

"I'll take the risk. I can always trade you in for a cleaner model."


"Un-housebroken mongrel puppy dog."

"It works better if it's short."

Pepper laughs, taking the cigarette back and sucking down the last of it before stubbing it out on the wall, grabbing some floo powder from the bowl and announcing his address. "Don't fall out the wrong grate."


I'm starting to feel a bit better. I rewatched Serenity today for like the twelfth time and just veged out, and my daddy bought me microwave popcorms yesterday so I popped some to eat while I was watching, and now I'm attempting to write and watching some random action movie with Sylvester Stallone in it. Also, Bones is starting a new season I think on Monday and the episodes I've caught of that show before were sort of amusing, so I think I should start watching it. This would make a total of two nights a week that have decent television on.

I'll probably be able to afford a new computer in a few weeks. ^_^

Earth Hour was tonight. We... did not participate. It was quite eerie looking out the window, though, and seeing utter blackness in large areas instead of the speckled lights on the hills and the squares from the closer neighbour's windows. I wanted to look at us on Google Earth, but it's not real time, so. :( Apparently the council offices turned off the lights. Mum wanted to know why the lights would be on at 8pm on a Saturday anyway. And the Lotto, which starts at 8pm, was talking about it, but I suspect they didn't want people to go "Oh, that!" and turn the tv off. Our Lotto broadcasts are fucking annoying, they don't just give you the numbers, they go on for about five minutes - in the old days that involved a lot more fluffing around and pointless crap, but they've added in bonus balls and Strike 4 and a roulette wheel and all sorts of crazy shit now.

Stuff is exploding on tv. :D

Feb. 23rd, 2008


It's official. I'm desperately, hopelessly in love with Pepper and Aubrey, and I am not the only one.

The original post is here though there's follow up here in Pepper's journal and a bit of sulking in an (f-locked) post of Aubrey's. The absolute best bit of all, though, is this thread.

To sum up: )

I have a fic to write at some point. Also the other half of a shortfic in which East visits his daddy's house for the first time after getting his piercings.

Jan. 25th, 2008


Good lord last night was.... yes, well. Basically there was a spazz attack between two mods and one of them deleted the game so we were all like "....let's make new communities, ok" so another mod did that and that's where we all are now, except then the first mod un-deleted the original game and WHAT THE HELL idk. Anyway, everyone's a bit on edge and trying to pick up the pieces and I am bleeding from the uterus.

In amusementish though, Dorian was pissed East didn't visit in the hospital wing so East made him a cake and the ensuing constantly-escalating stream of notes was making us giggle madly for quite some time. I'm pretty sure it'll continue when Esh comes on again today. I also found this website of useless and bizarre stuff I think mostly found via old newspapers etc.

I am out of conditioner and I want midori, but the place where I can buy midori is the opposite direction of the supermarket and too far away. Maybe I will see if there is any nice wine. I want wine and chocolate and fruity conditioner and I have to remember to keep an eye on the weather and bring the washing in if it starts raining or something.

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