schmevil: (darth vader (noooooo!))
Yes, really. I've just been super busy with work and projects that I'm running under my real name, and haven't had any extra time for this identity.

In a spasm of organizational compulsivity, I decided to clean out my LJ/DW inboxes and accidentally deleted eeeverything, including all the correspondence from the Scans Daily days. So hey, if I had incriminating private messages that I was holding over you, they're now gone! Sweet sweet freedom.

Anyway, how goes it, kids?
schmevil: (darth vader (noooooo!))
Today I made GIANT GODDAMN CANDY BROWNIES, and lo, they were tasty. I therefore endorse the making of candy brownies by all and sundry. Candy brownies: not just for kids anymore.

Today I also went into a minute long blackout rage over compact fluorescent light bulbs. Here is the thing: I have replaced my godsbedamned compact fluorescent light bulbs once already this year. Fleeing the six people in the living room watching Criminal Minds, I took my studying to my bedroom, only to find the lights burned out again. WTF COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS, THIS IS NO KIND OF ECO FRIENDLINESS. My brain went: HISS CRACKLE POP, KILL CRUSH DESTROY. I have no patience for inanimate things. No patience at all.

Today I also continued my streak of crippling writers block. So come on, help a girl out. Hit me with a prompt for a drabble (drabble, I say), so I can attempt to put words to page, and then a whole lot of words to page.

Prompt me with:

any fandom you know me to be interested in
any rating, gen or shipfic
any scenario, the more implausible the better


And I will attempt to write something. Seriously. It has gotten this ridiculous.
schmevil: (Default)
I hate cards, but I also save them. I was looking through a box of mementos for a particular post card and jfc, so many many cards. Suffice it to say that if you have ever sent me ANYTHING, I probably still have the card, note, and possibly the envelope.

The thing is, I hate perfunctory cards. And I am a perfunctory card giver, most of the time. You can count on me to make clear how I feel about you in words (so many many words) and actions. Cards seem so beside the point. The exception being with people like yourselves, who I don't see everyday. A written note is special, somehow, when it's for someone I haven't seen in years, or have never seen.

It got me thinking that it might be nice to do non-holiday cards, after I've wrapped up some of the projects I'm working on.

Hola!

Apr. 17th, 2011 11:37 am
schmevil: (gwen and mj dance)
I'm back from holiday and slowly catching up on things. How are all you fine people?

I was in the Dominican for a family thing and while it was nice, I don't think I'd do the all inclusive tropical thing again. Hiking > lying on the beach, sorry.
schmevil: (she-hulk (smash?))
Where everything goes wrong. You look down to realize you've stepped in poo, and then walk into a wall. One of those weeks. *mopes*

You know what I need?


From here.
schmevil: (tara (low self-esteem))
I'm feeling strangely unloved and restless today. Hormones perhaps? The uninteresting weather? Some astrological misfortune? idek idek


Anyway folks, I've got $10 credit on iTunes. What am I buying? Give unto me your recs and latest finds.

more things

Nov. 3rd, 2010 04:54 pm
schmevil: (Default)
- Posted that Mal meme I was talking about last week. Hopefully people (other than me) will be interested! :)

- Comments backlog to get through again. Business as usual.

- Have yet to make pie, but it's looking like Frankenpie will be the winner of the In Mah Belleh contest.

- Will be watching The African Queen tonight, if I can get just one piece of technology in this household to function. I am excite. I am also wary. Hopefully I will not be disappoint.

- Uh... what happened to those cookies, people?

things

Nov. 2nd, 2010 02:00 am
schmevil: (darth vader (noooooo!))
1. Hating on the Daily Show has become a bizarre compulsion for me. I need to compile all my incoherent ranting into a readable, un-crackpot post.

2. I have a breakfast date, a shopping date and an online movie date scheduled for tomorrow (ok, later today). What was I thinking?

3. It's possible I haven't mentioned my epic computer and blackberry troubles here. Those poor bastards who have the misfortune of following me on Twitter get the brunt of it. Sincerely, I apologize to them. But as for you, my technology problems, they are epic. I need to pick up a phone and drop off a computer tomorrow, or the day after at the latest. idek

4. My John McClane impersonation does not go over well with the younger generation at work. Note to self: be less intense when running meetings!

5. Somebody needs to bake me cookies. JFC I am in need, here. I'm reading Marcuse, Heidigger and giving serious thought to Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. For fun I'm reading Richard Stark's The Hunter, and Madame Bovary. Lack of tiiiime. Criminal lack of cooookies.

6. If I have time this week, I'm going to bake a pie. Should I bake:

a) Apple
b) Pear
c) Berry

Or just throw all of the above together into a frankenpie of tastily epic (EPIC!) proportions?
schmevil: (graffitti)
It's getting really unpleasant having the benefit of paid features on DW but not on LJ. I'd forgotten how freaking irritating LJ is without paid functions. Can't do this, can't do that. Ads, ads, every ads unless you're running an ad blocker. Not enough damn icons, when I've got so many to choose from on DW. Ugh. /whine


I recently celebrated a birthday. Friends and family know me well enough to get me books and food. I got a book of political philosophy, a cookie book, some Betty&Veronica comics, fudge, etc. etc. I don't think I'm nearly as hard to shop for as some people make it out. Books and food. Maybe a nice potted plant, a pair of mittens. I think the trouble is that my living space is so small, and always has been, that I've never be one for things. Books and comics I can make space for - everything else, not so much. My closet is divided and subdivided unto total free space extinction, storing clothes, shoes, luggage, blankets, important paperwork, old essays. My bookshelves are overflowing with the usual - books and comics - Happy Meal toys, cosmetics, plants, baskets of gadgets, more shoes. It's all organized, but whenever someone buys me, say, a french press, something inside me dies, trying to figure out what to do with it. :/ I cherish what carefully engineered space I have, like some people do their bank balances.

On a related note - it's about time for a book reorganization. After I have a few projects in the bag, my god. It also might be time to finally invest in some long boxes, or those stacking mini boxes... because I've reached the point of more books than I can reasonably keep track of, shelved three deep and in some places to the ceiling. (Yes I'm ridiculous).

Time to join a book exchange, maybe?

meme

Sep. 21st, 2010 05:37 pm
schmevil: (Default)
First: if you've been tagged, you must write your answers in your own LJ/DW and replace any question that you dislike with a new, original question.

Second: tag eight sexy people. don't refuse to do that like a pansy. unless you really don't want to of course. and if you're not tagged and you want to do it, then do!

stubbleupdate
dirty diana
13chapters
dlasta
kijikun
scottyquick
neotama
valtyr

Read more... )
schmevil: (ruby one)
My paid account at LJ has done gone. I'm not sure that I'll renew it, as I just renewed my DW paid time and I'm not so frequent a poster and commenter that I actually need a paid account. The icons are nice, but I never read FreindsFreinds on LJ (too many entries!), while I frequently read my Network on DW. My layout isn't broken by ads, and you know, I can addblock without paying LJ for the convenience. Also, I find that I don't really want to give them money.

Which is a great seque into topic the second - my fic journal. I've had it for years now, and it's got my earliest, most terrible fic archived right next to my current stuff. I'm not ashamed of the old badfic - though it does make me wince - but I'm kind of tired of looking at it. I want a fresh start, but I'm waffling about how to go about it. New fic journal on DW? Delete the old badfic and continue on LJ? Post straight to ao3? *waffles*

And while we're talking about fic, [profile] neotama says it's ok to post fragments. As a procrastinator and over-scheduler extraordinaire, this is great news. (Happy to be enabled!) If I'm not super tired, there might be another piece of these tomorrow, but the Great Gazoo knows that's not something to count on.



SPN, Anna, Cas, Dean. The End, AU where Anna is human and traveling Dean and Cas. I have a feeling this might end in a threesome. (Apocalypse)

Read more... )



SPN, Ruby remembering her first time out of hell. Supposed to be part of a larger adventure/horror story with some Ruby/Meg. idek (Possession)

Read more... )
schmevil: (super skrull)
I filter my posts. I am very upfront about this. If we're new friends, or casual acquaintances, you won't be seeing my personal posts. Virtually all of my flocked content is also filtered in some fashion, but if you think you're missing out on some juicy, fandom gossip? You're not. Ask anyone who's known me a for a few years - flocked content is 99% me whining about my RL problems. Once upon a time all of my content was public, but trolling and speculation on my personal life drove me to lock that stuff down. You are not being excluded/judged/whatever, and if we get close, you'll have the chance to be bombarded by my incessant whining, you lucky dog.

And if you still don't believe me, my primary filters are: personal, whining, trust (people who know my phone number and address), WIP and beta. Seriously. You are not missing out.


Oh, and one last thing, if you'd like to filter me out of certain posts, or from your reading list altogether? Go for it. Your journal, your rules.
schmevil: (dexter and rita)
I have the next Die Hard post, my second SPN Femslash Exchange story, and my first Pony Stark story written, but none of them are typed. I keep staring at the computer, rubbing my eyes and not getting anything done. What the hell, man. *rubs eyes* Shamefully unproductive.

Speaking of movies, @darklorelei and @schmevil (why, that's me!) are watching 100 Great Movies together on Twitter, starting this month. Our first movie is All About Eve. We're still waffling on live-tweeting vs. post-watch tweet reviews, but it should be fun for us and likely will be torturous for our followers. We also need to decide on a hashtag, for ultimate annoyance.

In other news, I worked. I did the groceries. EXCITEMENT! I'm now home and catching up on my flist.
schmevil: (jubilee)
Three weeks of overtime complete! Now to get done all the things I've been ignoring.

Cleared out my inbox.

Performed various modly duties.

Now to respond to comments. Why do I always let it get ridiculous!? I am a fail-journaler.


Other things to do:

Clean!

Do various boring RL-paperwork-and-email things!

Type up fic I wrote at work.

Send the feedback that's been sitting around on my computer.
schmevil: (gwen and mj dance)
I've decided to go ahead and create a WIP filter, as [profile] neotama suggested. Please click below if you're interested. (That's fic work in progress filter, for you nonfic fandom people).

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


do you want to be on schmevil's WIP filter?

View Answers

YES
6 (100.0%)




Speaking of [profile] neotama, she linked to a TV Tropes segment on NPR's On The Media. Do run along and listen.


And not speaking of her, I'd just like to take a second to say how annoying I find supernatural beings in sf/f calling their inherent abilities 'powers'. Especially when they're changing from supernatural to natural (ie. Angel to human, god to human, elf to... idk deer).

Let's take Kal El. His powers are more or less natural, a result of his Kryptonian magico-biology being exposed to our yellow sun. Calling his ability to fly a 'power' makes sense though, because he was raised on Earth as a human, and his abilities seem to be 'powers' even to him.

Now let's take Thor. Thor does not have 'powers'. Thor has the natural abilities of a Norse God. Properly written, he should never refer to his immense strength as a 'power'. If he were to lose those abilities, he would say he was 'becoming mortal', even though from the perspective of other characters (and us), he seems to be losing his 'powers'.

Anyone else annoyed by all this talk of powers?

er...

Feb. 15th, 2010 09:40 pm
schmevil: (cap (wounded))
So it turns out I'm going to be crazy busy this week. I'll be online much of the time, but I won't be able to devote much of it to fandom stuff (aside from finishing off things that I owe people). I'm going to start sorting through my emails and PMs tomorrow, so if you're expecting a response from me regarding SD/NSD, or a reply to a comment, it's coming. I'm not ignoring you! jsyk
schmevil: (jean)
I've just spent the afternoon adjusting the security settings on a variety of older entries. Most entries with even passing references to my personal life (school, work, family) are now locked. There are still some adjustments to be made, but the bulk of the work is done. Because I was always pretty relaxed about mixing RL with OL stuff, that means that some of my fandom stuff is now locked too. I seriously doubt that it's anything that will be missed.

The filters poll is here, so if I've locked you out of previously public stuff and you want this tragedy rectified, let me know.

Going forward, all personal content will be locked. The vast majority of news, art, politics, meta and fandom stuff will be public. (I'm making exceptions for explosions of CAPSLOCK RAGE and for ideas that I don't yet want to set loose on the intarwebz).

Semper fi, peeps and peepettes.

Meme

Jan. 23rd, 2010 11:43 am
schmevil: (jubilee)
List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
Tag seven people to do the same.
Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it.

Tagging: Tammylee, Dlasta, Stubbleupdate, Scottyquick, Parsimonia, Bluefall, Sistermagpie. Do iiiiiiiiit.

1. I make animal noises as part of my day-to-day standup comedy routine. I do several varieties of monkeys, cats, dogs, seagulls, hawks, dolphins, rats and cartoon pterodactyls.

2. I have ten plants in my bedroom and I have co-opted my mother's garden for my ongoing experiment in all-season, perennial, shade gardening.

3. I make (very) short films. Usually they feature: traffic, animals-vegetables-minerals and garbage. I haven't made one in months though, as I am currently camera-less.

4. Before the advent of Rockband et al, my friends and I considered spontaneous sing alongs a legitimate and awesome leisure activity. Especially while walking down the street. I do a mean Wonderwall.

5. I own about twenty Threadless t-shirts.

6. I'm a compulsive book buyer. Especially of the ~classics. Otherwise, I'm not big on shopping.

7. I clean when I'm drunk.
schmevil: (jean)
Recently someone broke my friends-lock to publicly post something that I'd declined to share with the wider intarwebz community. It was nothing serious, so there's no crisis in the Batcave. However, this latest incident of fuckery, in addition to the trolling, and my total inability to keep up with my flist, has spurred me to set up some filters. I'm setting up both subscription and access filters, but I won't be filtering anyone I've subscribed to, entirely off of my reading list. (Same goes for LJ, but with different terminology). I'm planning to go through my past entries, particularly the friends-locked ones, and adjusting the security levels. So for past entries and future entries, please to be telling me:

Poll #2140 What filters, if any, do you want to be on?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 23


I would like to be on schmevil's

View Answers

personal life filter
21 (91.3%)

personal life whining filter
18 (78.3%)

CAPSLOCK RAGE filter
22 (95.7%)

coffee shop filter
21 (91.3%)

schmevil: (ruby)
So [livejournal.com profile] tammylee and I were talking about SPN angels, and what they did before the in-fighting started.

She was like, "Micromanaging creation and singing God's praises! I mean, Castiel was supposed to be the angel of Thursday. What's that about? XD"

And I was like, "He was in charge of the weekly Marry, Fuck or Kill poll in heaven, obviously."

We loled, and then... this:



"Excuse me, Raphael? Sorry to bother you but-"

"Castiel, right?"

"Yes. Again, sorry to interrupt but-"

"Oh yeah," says Gabriel. "The new angel of Thursday." He ruffles Castiel's hair. Then gives him a noogie. Castiel probably could have dodged it, but one doesn't dodge an archangel.

"Anyway, Rafe, as I was saying, if we divert this river, we can make an inland lake for the monkeys. A gathering place."

"Honestly Gabriel, your obsession with the monkeys is unseemly."

"They're not monkeys." The archangels turn to look at Castiel. Who blushes. He sighs and forces himself to keep talking, no matter how awesome being in their presence is. "They're apes."

"Yeah, anyway," says Raphael, turning his back on Castiel.

Gabriel it seems, takes pity on him. He smirks at Castiel - smirks at him! - and asks, "Why are you here?"

"I'm the new angel of Thursday," Castiel says in a rush. Gabriel nods indulgently. It might not seem like a big deal to an archangel, but Castiel is, well, proud - he has a whole day to look after. "I'm doing a poll."

They both stare blankly at him. Castiel swallows hard, and just pushes forward with it. What's the worst that could happen? It's not like an angel would smite another angel!

"Adam, Eve, Lilith: marry, fuck, or kill."

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