brilligspoons: (fuck)
Yet another 2-hour delay this morning. I'm really over the winter months and weather, friends. In other news, there's no one in the office today, so I've amused myself this afternoon by writing crackfic for [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah.

An email from [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah:
I always think of Richard Armitage as R. Armitage in my head, but, you know, it sounds like RAWRmitage, and [this tshirt]

I feel like I should apologize for my brain, or something

please write me fic where Rarmitage is a dinosaur and gets cuddles.

...so I did.

Paris needed a new coat of paint anyway. )

I mean. At least I wrote something.
brilligspoons: (dying)
I'm alive! Kind of.

Work is an epic shitshow. I honestly can't even begin to explain what's going on. I pretty much come home at night and zone out in front of the TV until it's time for bed because it literally hurts to think. In summary, work is terrible, and I hate people.

TV's been good to me this season so far, so yaaaay. This week's H50 gave us Danny and Steve stuck in a boat (a dinghy) in the middle of an ocean for most of an episode, which was pretty much everything I could have hoped and dreamed it would be. I'm not all that thrilled with what's happened with Chin since the premiere started - on the one hand, I'm all over these family moments the team is having with each other like white on rice. On the other hand, I didn't want them spoilers )

I started watching Made in Jersey for lack of another Friday night show. It's cute! Not the greatest show out there, but it's lighthearted and fun, and I like the main character a lot. I've a feeling it won't go very far, but we'll see, I guess? Other shows I'm enjoying: Elementary (LEGITIMATELY, too! I was cool with liking it out of spite, but it's not bad! Joan Watson Appreciation Society always), The Voice (CAN'T HELP IT), and Storage Wars. One day I will catch up on Suits and Revenge. I think I DVR'd the first episode of Arrow, though I'm not sure I'll actually watch it.

Project Runway is almost over, and All Stars starts on the 25th. Whatever, this season hasn't been terrible. I think the show has lost of steam since the network change (among other things), but while I've been tempted to give it up more than once in the last couple of seasons, I keep going back to it. /shrug

I have zero interest in Once Upon A Time - wait, scratch that, I had interest in it, but the first few episodes of season one lost me. HOWEVER. I've been hemming and hawing over at least watching the parts of the show that have Jamie Chung as Mulan because I'm intrigued by her? and her really cool-looking armor? And then this morning I saw caps of her alongside Sinqua Walls as Lancelot, and my brain went YES, THIS IS GOOD, VERY GOOD. I'll be watching the Mulan pieces that have already aired, and I've asked [livejournal.com profile] metonymy to alert me to when Lancelot actually appears on the show. For, uh, reasons.

(Look, I want only good things for Sinqua. He was sorely underused on Teen Wolf last season - I'm not sure Jeff Davis realizes that there's a decent number of people who watch the show who don't give a fuck about Hoechlin, Colton, and/or Posey. I'm not saying get rid of them entirely, but come on, Davis. I want at least three episodes next season where Stiles, Lydia, Boyd, Erica, Isaac, and Allison just chill together. Nothing has to happen, except maybe some group cuddling. I don't think I'm asking for too much here.)

(THIS IS AN UNTAPPED GOLDMINE, DAVIS. CALL ME.)

I guess I've been doing other things, too, though fuck if I remember most of them. Went apple-picking and ate cider donuts this weekend. Baked pies. Made applesauce. Have been having really weird dreams (woohoo, work stress). This Friday I'm having dinner with [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green, and Saturday [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah and I are building a blanket fort at her apartment because we are adults and have adult problems now. I'm woefully behind on my big bang and haven't even thought about my exchange fic yet. I really want to see Pitch Perfect and Looper and Alex Cross. THINGS. ETC.

ANYWAY. How's it hanging, friends? Everybody in one piece, more or less? :D?
brilligspoons: (catastrophe)
So I totally didn't mean to play WoW for four hours last night, but I did, and it turned out to be an awesome decision. Not just because I find killing things in game terribly cathartic, though, but also because a bunch of guildies were on at the same time and I guess I really needed to just spend time with them? It wasn't overly lively to the point where I couldn't concentrate on what I was doing in the game, but I was able to be a little helpful and generally felt better about myself by the time I logged off. It didn't hurt that I earned, like, six achievements and got a fucking awesome sword as a quest reward. (Like, seriously. That thing is SO COOL, and it was a massive upgrade from what I'd been using since I hit 85. I may have drooled a little bit when I first got it.)

Jay told me when I logged in that he thought I'd really like the pet battles, and to no one's surprise, I REALLY DO. It's basically in-game Pokemon - super easy, time-consuming, and a lot of fun. Pretty sure I lost most of those four hours to leveling pets and battling master trainers. Uh, but, yeah. :D!

One of the few annoying things I've noticed in the expansion, though, is that you can't fly in the 85+ zones until you hit level 90. It's only a problem for me because I rely fairly heavily on being able to drop down on mining nodes in hard-to-reach areas? So it's more of an inconvience, I guess. Also I got really pissed off that all the ghost iron ore in the area around where you drop off the Alliance airship is too high a level for you to mine right away. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT. UGH.

But on the whole, Pandaria is really pretty! And the quests haven't been too awful! Except for that whole period of time where I couldn't shake Anduin even after I abandoned all of his quests, but whatever. (I hate tag-along quests, hmph.) The re-spawn time on mobs has been good but not overwhelming that I've noticed, which is nice, and the quest rewards are decent so far. Lag has been nonexistent, and there don't seem to be as many players around as there were when Cataclysm first dropped - though how much of that is phased questing and how much is people not playing, I don't know.

So, yes. Pandaria = awesome thus far. :D
brilligspoons: (totally reasonable!)
I've had some time to process my feelings regarding The Avengers, and while I'm not quite as devastated as I was initially, I'm still sort of...annoyed? I guess? By it in general. [livejournal.com profile] 80sgirlie and I had a somewhat epic discussion about it on Friday, and yesterday I emailed [livejournal.com profile] anoneknewmoose about it, and I've identified specifically, I think, what made me sad/angry about the whole thing.

Uh, cut and paste from that email. Spoilers for the movie. )

IN CONCLUSION, all of that. I'm sure you were all super interested.

Also in conclusion: RIP, Maurice Sendak. :(
brilligspoons: (seamen)
I finally got around to ordering Snow Leopard on Sunday, and apparently it's already waiting for me at home! \o/ I can't wait for my baby to be all updated and shiny again. Also: Chrome! and the most recent version of iTunes! It's gonna be super sweet, you don't even know. (Of course, it's going to have to wait until late tonight since I'm meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] max_n_leo for dinner before she heads back down to Virginia. Social life, bah. Who needs it.)

BUT IN MORE EXCITING NEWS I HIT LEVEL 85 LAST NIGHT RAH RAH RAH \O\ *\O/* /O/

Very carefully kept tally of where I was with XP and how much I'd get for completing dailies/quests, etc. until I figured out what it would take to trip it. I ended up playing for longer than I probably should have, but it was totally worth it to see Alundi go all shiny for a few seconds and the achievement to come up. The only thing that's weird now is not seeing the blue/purple progress bar above my spells. But whatever! I made the cap! A year(ish) before the new expansion is due out even!

*bouncy bouncy*

Still plugging away at various fic projects to varying degrees of success. I haven't been reading much in any of my fandoms recently. It's a combination of not being interested in most things that have been posted in the last few weeks (with a few exceptions), and being a lot burned out and annoyed by people in fandom at large. *shrug* Think I just need to ignore it all and concentrate on writing for a while. This is a good plan, y/y?

Anyway. That's the State of the Margaret, except for how I'm making my way through all the free shitty sci-fi novels Amazon offers, and that is a story for another time. (Oh my god, though. So shitty, you guys. But, you know, the one I finished last night was bad* AND YET I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT TWO BOOKS. WHICH ARE NOT FREE. THIS IS HOW THE DESCENT INTO MADNESS BEGINS, ISN'T IT.)

Uh, right. Happy Thursday, all!

*For one, I feel like a person who grew up on an Earth where all animal species died out/were hunted into extinction and the oceans were practically dry wouldn't know what shark skin felt like to the touch. But maybe that's just me.
brilligspoons: (moira)
GOT MY TENTH TABARD YESSSSSS.



Dragonmaw Clan. I didn't realize how easy it would be to get enough rep with them - I actually made it all the way to honored before I remembered I only needed to be friendly to get the tabard. Uh, anyway. Achievement acquired! I rule the world!

So I never ran dailys on a regular basis because I didn't see the point before? But today I did the fishing and cooking quests in Thunder Bluff because, well, I was there and it was basically free XP. I'm...ridiculously close to hitting 85, any XP I can get is welcome, and the gold you receive doesn't hurt either. Regardless, the fishing daily made me giggle; I had to fish 2 amorous mud snappers and 2 randy smallfish from a nearby lake.

Screencaps. )

I love this game.

I NOW RETURN YOU TO YOUR SUNDAYS. <3
brilligspoons: (no tea no work)
[livejournal.com profile] therealljidol Week 5: Inconceivable

I am, above most-if-not-all things, a creature of habit. Every morning when I get to work, I log on to my computer, open Outlook, and check my voicemail. Then I open Firefox, load my personal email, LiveJournal, Twitter, Tumblr, the Archive of Our Own (otherwise known as AO3), and a multitude of other websites I use for Actual Work into separate tabs, in that exact order. No deviations, not in the entire year I've been employed at my current job. I get cranky when any of my sites are down for whatever reason and I can't get into them in the morning; I know, I'm predictable (and spoiled) that way.

This morning as I'm going through this routine, I clicked the handy link to AO3 I keep on my journal, but when I switched to that tab, I saw this:

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I immediately panicked. My breath caught in my throat, and my heart plummeted into my stomach.

AO3 - blocked? What? WHAT? How could they DO this? Don't they know I depend on my ability to read fanfic during the day to ensure I don't end up screaming bloody murder at someone? How am I expected to work under these conditions? Isn't there something in the Geneva Convention about this sort of situation? It's just not right, I tell you!

Naturally I took to Twitter to express my horror at this despicable turn of events, knowing that my friends would flock to comfort me in my time of need. [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash, who shares cubicle space with me, responded shortly thereafter with the appropriate amount of despair:

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I'm still having trouble processing this, an hour and change after discovering this betrayal. The day is ruined. We will spend the next 7 or so hours wandering about the office in a haze of hurt and dejection, and even the knowledge that management is buying us pizza for lunch is no source of comfort. One truth remains: there will be no dawn for men Margaret and Kait.

I feel I should put a disclaimer on this entry: Kait and I do do Actual Work during the day, we swear! The rule in our department is that as long as our to-do lists get done in a timely manner, we're allowed to goof off on the internet as often as we want. As much as we joke about it, we're not actually slackers. Most of the time. ;P
brilligspoons: (iron man YES)
YOU GUYS. LET'S TALK ABOUT TONY STARK AND HOW MUCH I FUCKING LOVE HIM. BECAUSE I DO. A LOT. SO MUCH SO THAT I'VE SPENT A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF TIME ROCKING BACK AND FORTH IN MY CHAIR SINCE WATCHING THE AVENGERS TRAILER. IT'S JUST REALLY HARD TO CONTAIN MYSELF RIGHT NOW.

Kait: Tony Stark, who are you?
Me: What are you made of?
Kait: Candy. And $100 bills.
Me: And hookers.
Kait: And probably booze.

I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS, OKAY? I LOVE HIM AND STEVE BICKERING WITH EACH OTHER, I LOVE HIM FANBOYING BRUCE, I LOVE HIM BEING COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY RESOLVED ON THE WHOLE PROTECTING-THE-EARTH THING.

EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. *FLAILFLAIL* *flop* *twitch*

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