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Sep. 14th, 2017

Also today I met a lady who's voting for the first time since 1975. 1975.

Aug. 13th, 2017

Deleted scene, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014):

STEVE ROGERS changing into the uniform he's just stolen from the Smithsonian. It's been on display for years, in storage for decades. It's a little starched into the shape of the mannequin and incredibly musty.

ROGERS: This was a stupid idea.

Apr. 27th, 2017

Important news:

Puppy live cam with baby great danes sleeping and crawling on each other and drinking milk while their mum sleeps

Turtles have three ears. THREE. One is on their nose.

Call a friend today to tell them that potatoes were brought to Japan in 1600.

Nov. 13th, 2016

Mental image where Sam and Bucky watch Leverage together because it's the only time they really get on. Steve joins them for one ep where Hardison and Spencer are being really homoerotic and starts teasing them about watching tv about themselves because he's a troll. So Bucky starts asking if that makes him Parker and Sam does the totally straight faced "dude, that's so racist, you can't make me Hardison just because I'm black" thing.

Then Bucky's like "....well you are a massive dork" and they get distracted squabbling while Steve just sits there really entertained.

edit: after discussing this with my sister, we offer the following correction:

Sam is Hardison
Bucky is Spencer
Natasha is Parker
Tony is Nate
Steve is Nate's ex Maggie

She also says that the Hulk is Sophie. Not Bruce, the Hulk.

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.

Aug. 22nd, 2016

Ugh, Mondays.

1) definitely didn't get the job, which I pretty much knew, but they gave me a bunch of feedback
2) tfw you don't realise you're stressed until you get physically ill
3) it's raining and I wanted to go to the shops fffff
4) going back up to my actual prescribed dose of pills, I'd dropped down slightly for a little while to see how it went but I think back to normal now
5) I'm cold when is winter over

Jun. 17th, 2016

Ugh lying in bed very not tired so time for a throwback to the traditional three am meta! (actually 11pm)

rambling about jack and ianto )

Apr. 3rd, 2016

soul-tired. started writing on my tablet so I didn't have to lean up but the on screen keyboard is fucking terrible, randomly duplicates the first few letters of words, sticks a hanging a to the right of the cursor... idek. I have to replace my tablet - not only does it no longer charge while connected to the dock or in use, but the time on the clock is frozen and only updates when you rotate the screen. Looking at the same type that's available now (Asus Transformer) they've changed from Android to Windows OS and I don't want Windows. So I can get basically the same model I have already, which is some years old, or I could get like a Galaxy Tab of some kind and a bluetooth keyboard, because on screen typing sucks.

I have stuff to plan for during and after weatherbrooke too. but again. tired. when they get back maya's gonna muse about her birthday a bit and then announce she's going on a vision quest (tbd if she actually says it's a vision quest). (lol she'll barely have time to notice elektra. she'll probably name drop wilson though. fun times.) Laura is....... yeah. that'll be interesting. and unfun. but it's basically rock bottom for her so hopefully after that she'll start to improve. meanwhile ianto's going to try to make friends with the TARDIS by playing games with it. and in the doorway I have stuff going on with maya and mcu!matt. but right now I just want to sleep. I have unread mail but eh.

woke up at 4am yesterday. last night took 2mg lorazepam (sedative, normal dose is 1mg), and still woke up at 6am. fuuuuuuck.

I think... I'll make myself go and have something to eat and drink, at the very least some spoonfuls of yoghurt, and then maybe nap again.

Mar. 18th, 2016

RP highlights today is a mix of Ianto dropping "I'm familiar with safe words" in a conversation with Twelve and Henry Mills explaining Easter egg hunts to Laura with "adults are weird".

Speaking of I caught up on All-New X-Men 5&6 and All-New Wolverine 6 and oh, I have feels about how damn awesome Laura is in these.

cut for pics )

Also, there's this bit in ANXMen #6 and I just have to have a moment of happy for when something I make up for RP becomes canon, re: Laura's sleeping habits (=not in bed, hiding in corners, etc). An earlier ANXMen had her rescuing a puppy as well which supports my "Laura loves dogs (except German shepherds)" headcanon.

Oct. 4th, 2015

spamming srynotsry )

Zoe Saldana is so perfect.

Jan. 17th, 2015

A lot of thought put into the universe of Sunless Sea and Fallen London, apparently...

Oct. 22nd, 2014

My country turned into a parody of itself before the election and it just kept going.

(No, I haven't gotten any milk yet. My local store stocks it but I've only seen empty shelves. TRAGIC. I'll have to make my own.)

Jul. 8th, 2014

Nearly caught up with Pretty Little Liars - just starting 5.01. And new Teen Wolf today, so this hat I'm working on may get done by the time I run out of new tv to watch. Which is prob good because I'm feeling sick :(

Thinking about my characters. Having some trouble with HG so I might drop her and put a "wait and see" flag on one of my others. Emily and Spencer from PLL are both on hold and part of me had been tossing up putting in a hold on Emily or Mona so now it's just a 2-option coin flip between holding Mona or not holding Mona. I'd kind of also like to play Cassie again, she was sort of a victim of me getting fed up with the other game. So it's possible I might drop 0-2 and pick up 0-2.

I want to sleeeeep :( I can't really be bothered replying to or posting anything much atm. There's a couple of important tags that might be able to prompt me to do something IC but otherwise, blergh.

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.

Apr. 24th, 2014

Living in this house is truly excellent for roleplay background knowledge. My flatmate is a cop (on maternity leave atm), her babydaddy is in the army (where they met) and since tomorrow's ANZAC Day another of their old army mates is staying. We've just been in the kitchen chatting about random cop and army stories. Shockingly I did not have to stand silently and awkwardly, because I know about history and pols and shit. It's funny how impressed people like that get that I STUDY. ACADEMIC STUFF. ooooooooh.

Dec. 21st, 2009


Just a cold but it's the kind that lands me in bed off and on for most of the day. I'm just so tired. In between playing not-mindless-enough games on one of my pet sites because there's a daily play limit which doesn't roll over and I want the money. I have to think more than I do foraging but a) time, b) this is the busiest time of day for foraging, and c) they just released a new craftable Plush so everyone's madly trying to get all the components for it. If I'm awake tonight I'll have a go then.

Dec. 14th, 2009

I am in fact alive

1. My rabbit is totally awesome. Except when it's raining I have been spending a few hours outside with him, lying in the sun reading or cuddling him. A few days ago he climbed all over my copy of Watership Down when I was reading it in front of the open fence door and he got curious.

2. My sister's been dragging me out of the house - to the pub, natch. Sundays is 3-for-2 tap pints so she and a friend get their Guinness and I have a Speights and we're quite ridiculous.

3. My internet activity is totally old school. I'm playing my MUD again, I have a level 15 myrmidon in the temple of order, law and balance (warrior-mage, essentially, and in the later levels they can work with runes, she's badarse) and a level 10 cleric in the nature temple. She isn't quite as badarse, but she's no slouch either. ALSO I'm totally playing virtual pet sites again. I'm mostly active on and This is actually good because most of the sites have games and between them there's like mahjong, solitaire mancala, mastermind, minesweeper and that sliding-tile game where you have to rearrange them to form a picture in a 4x4 grid with 15 tiles. (Khimeros also has sudoku but it doesn't give you pretend money.) So they're all thinking games, and they're fun.

4. Fandom on LJ consists of me usually being very laidback until humanity sucks and I get rage. So, pretty much normal. I write things or put together video clips to music and people tell me they like them. It's a good arrangement.

5. Speaking of, I have rage.

6. I'm on the waiting list for the anxiety outpatients unit. The waiting list is nine months long. Story to be updated in September.

7. Animals are pretty damn awesome.

Oct. 16th, 2009

k, so

I have purged my f-list. Remember, f-lists are not a drama zone for me - if I dropped you, it's not because I hate you. I'm not in any games at the moment and I'm much more active over in Torchwood fandom on LJ so I'm checking my f-list less. Just making it a bit less cumbersome. (If you have an LJ and don't mind excessive blather and fic and vid posts, my LJ is ~phaetonschariot, I have the same open friends policy there.)

Also have a picture of bunnies.

Sep. 25th, 2009

I have culture and a growed up bunny

My bunny is recovered from having his bits cut off and I have been out two nights in a row. Last night for a concert, tonight for live theatre with acrobats in various states of undress. It was acrobaty. I am, however, displeased with the weather. Too cold!

This is the time of year I decide what to do with my hair - normally I chop it short but I think I might keep it shoulder length and may see if I can go a few shades lighter? Not that I can yet, as the surgery was NZ$375 and I still owe $145 of that. Luckily I have a very good payment history with them, since he was sick for a while and all, giving me many opportunities to give them money, and it would be horrifically stupid to try and dodge a bill because while he is officially a growed up bunny now, he is still less than a year old and chances are he will at some point need to return to the vet for some reason.

Also people are always fascinated when you go on the bus with an animal. I had a chat this morning with some girl about rabbits and then in the evening after I got off the bus a little five~ year old who got off at the same stop wanted to pet him, and he was pretty chillaxed so I let her. She was sort of cute, in a kid way.

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