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Gosh, where to start.

Life

I have been feeling generally emotionally flat, but good things have been happening, which is… good.
  • I am navigating a job shift that should entail greater employment security and significantly higher salary for the cost of a trade-off I think I am at this point willing to accept.

  • My out-of-state friend A. came to visit for Yom Kippur and we did harvest-y things and ate the best Belgian waffles and chive scrambled eggs I have ever experienced.

  • My other friend A. and her husband invited me to the Maryland Renaissance Festival this weekend. I have only been to one Ren fair, in Sherwood Forest, which was delightful and had a jousting match. This go 'round may see that jousting match and raise it meat on a stick.

  • Thought I ruined my chances with this guy I like, but it turns out maybe not. Coworker and I went to a concert last night in which both he and aforementioned friend A. played. He is so pretty, friends, and French, among other things. I want so much for him to be interested. Je veux pratiquer mon français (cela fait 10 ans que j'ai pris un cours) pour mieux parler avec lui. …I had to look up "mieux" for that. Anyway, stay tuned.

Fannishness

Alive and kicking, despite a lack of fic or vid posts since the end of Bingo.
  • Salon article/advice column of note: "I love gay male porn." The good: it got through the obvious stuff and the clichés fairly quickly and went on from there. The not so good: reference from the Ogas & Gaddam dream team. But that was followed by a description of slash, so.

  • Am only one week behind on House now; Project Runway continues to entertain; and I started watching and have been really enjoying the Eleven-and-Amy series of Doctor Who. I am apparently still a sucker for plots involving a young girl who meets a sci fi hero and then later in life has the chance to go on adventures with him. Even if he can be an arrogant, misogynist dick.

  • Other coworker and I went to see 50/50, the based-on-the-writer's-experience cancer movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anjelica Huston. It was entertaining. Sort of a romanticized/smoothed-over tale of what it might be like to be a middle-class West Coast 27-year-old and get a horrifying diagnosis like that. Had some real breakthrough emotional moments towards the end, right before and right after JGL's character's surgery. Also had a hilarious scene where Seth Rogen told off JGL's girlfriend. Overall solid. Not quite blunt enough to be novel, too amusing to really hit home—although the humor also served that timeless purpose of setting you up to be hit harder by the sadder content.

  • [livejournal.com profile] festivids 2011 is about to start! I signed up for 9 sources that I have ideas for, and I have a 10th idea in case of treat opportunity. Am particularly jazzed about two of them. We'll see what gets matched.

  • Have gotten back into writing Mary Sue id fic this past week or so. It makes me happy.
Et vous, flist?

Date: Oct. 15th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deelaundry.livejournal.com
Thanks for the article. A big hell yeah for this line: Straight women appreciate attractive men, and attractive men are in much greater supply in the gay side of the porn industry.

I've wondered sometimes if the men in straight porn are deliberately chosen to be ugly, so they don't threaten the men who are watching.

Date: Oct. 15th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubynye.livejournal.com
They are indeed, actually. I've read interveiws that say as much.

Date: Oct. 15th, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damigella-314.livejournal.com
I totally agree.

Date: Oct. 15th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubynye.livejournal.com
Hi hi! Good luck with that guy!

I have been taking the opportunity in XMFC to write Wicked Idfic and post ir in public.

Date: Oct. 15th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bironic.livejournal.com
Yes! I've been admiring your bravery. <3

Date: Oct. 15th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damigella-314.livejournal.com
As someone who had to brush up six-year-old German in a similar situation, I can only wish you as much luck as I had :). Although maybe you would consider three kids a bit too much luck (I do, sometimes).

Else, I'm still trying to finish an essay for kink-bingo (it's amnesty now, right?) but mostly for myself.

Date: Oct. 15th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bironic.livejournal.com
Amnesty will kick in soon, yes! I think writing for yourself is the best kind, to be honest.

I can only wish you as much luck as I had :). Although maybe you would consider three kids a bit too much luck (I do, sometimes).

Ha! Thank you.

Date: Oct. 16th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alpheratz.livejournal.com
Oh, I am glad you have a chance with that guy! Yay! Crossing fingers for you.

Date: Oct. 17th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bironic.livejournal.com
Thanks! He's a friend of some friends, and they are gunning for it. :) We'll see.

Date: Oct. 16th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] topaz-eyes.livejournal.com
Oooh, good luck with Festivids! Last year's was amazing. And hooray for Mary Sue id fic! *cheers you*

My fannishness is near nil atm. The real life stuff is good. I'm gaining a new appreciation of income tax? Also stitching.

Date: Oct. 17th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bironic.livejournal.com
Is there an income earnings cross-stitch heading our way? :)

*hug* for the rest.

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