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( Mar. 31st, 2009 07:46 pm)

I am in a very weird mood tonight.  Very weird.  Happens once in a while.  Hmmmm.  What to do to assuage this weird mood?  Not that a weird mood is necessarily a *bad* mood, but.   Yeah.  Anyhoooooo.....

At least I remembered to call my dad tonight. \o/ So there will be no grrrrrrrrr post about him guilt tripping me.  If you remember that rant of incoherent and epic proportions, then yeah, that's what that was about.  I forgot to call him. >_<

In other news, nothing.  Nothing new at all.  This somehow became a bit of a yell-fest, so here I am, protecting you from the rantiness of it all. )

Wow, I really didn't mean for this to turn into a rant.  Must be that weird mood I'm in. *g* Yup, I'll blame it all on that.  Sounds like a plan.

*smooches to all*
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( Mar. 22nd, 2009 10:16 pm)
I love that I can read so many great stories, and think, "*That's* how it would be." with way more than one of them.

I love that I've met so many lovely, gracious, generous people, and that just through our shared love of this show and these characters, I've gotten the chance to know and form relationships with them.

I love that despite all of our differences, we can usually get over them, and have rational discussions, and broaden our horizons.

And I love that I can wax poetic about all of this, and no one will bat an eye, because it's all been said and thought before.

Hmmmm.  Seems I'm getting mushy.

*smooches to all*
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( Mar. 12th, 2009 01:24 am)
I'm gonna start posting some old poems of mine that I wrote awhile ago, just for kicks.  I haven't written any in a while, and I'm just copy-and-pasting these, so that the urge to edit does not strike! *g*

So read, enjoy (hopefully!), and comment if you want to.

*smooches to all!*
Okay, so I don't know if this is a sooper-stoopid thing to not know, but I'm giving my address to someone(guess who! *g*) outside the U.S., and I'm not sure all of what to put.  Is there a country code?  How does she make sure it gets to the U.S. and all that? 

Thanks for your help from the Totally Clueless Person!

*smooches to all*
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( Mar. 2nd, 2009 09:21 am)

So all this talk of pokey sticks and procrastinating gave me a bit of an idea, but this is me, so I need to know if it's workable/good/already out there. 

I thought that there should be some sort of pokey-stick community (or something) where everybody who signs up gets the name of someone to poke encourage about their writing, and in turn, their name is given to someone else.  This could probably be done partially anonymously, as long as you knew who you supposed to poke.

It could be a writer's support group kinda thingy, on a more individual basis, and maybe every month or so the names could rotate? 
This could be for any fandom, or just TS, or whatever.

So what do you guys think?  Anyone want to expand on the idea, or make it work, or am I just stupid, and it's already happening?

*smooches to all*


The other day when reading the warnings on a fic, knowing that it was angsty, I scanned to find out if it had a happy ending. Finding no indication either way, I thought to scroll to the bottom and read the end. Gasp! When did I become *that* person? Once, I disdained those who read the end first, or at least strongly identified myself as *not* one of them. No offense intended to anyone who does read the end first, by the way.

I always just enjoyed the story, *for* the story, whether or not the end was happy. Now, I find that I have become a wimp.

From now on, I am re-dedicating myself to reading good stories, happy or not. And I will firmly squish that part of me (I suspect that this is where my muse comes from) that cringes at the hurt-with-little-comfort stories, the dark!fics, the death!fics, the *shudder*-- breakup stories.

Long live good reading!

Down with the tyranny of sugary sweetness!

*smooches to all*

This was unexpected: RB in Nip/Tuck preview.

enjoy, if you haven't seen it (and the ep) already!

*smooches to all*
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( Feb. 24th, 2009 07:16 pm)

The FAFSA is complete....ugh.  Took me long enough.  (for those of you who know about it, yes, I KNOW it's a lot little late to be filing it, but oh well...)

I am now relieved.

*smooches to all*
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( Feb. 24th, 2009 06:03 pm)
Just wanted to spread the word about GoodSearch!  I've been using it for "Friends of the Moonridge Zoo"

*smooches to all*
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( Feb. 22nd, 2009 09:25 am)

So, yeah.  I am bored and nosy, so what I want to ask is how you get your fics betaed.  Do you have one person who regularly betas for you?  Have you joined a list?  What works for you?

I've just joined sentinel_betas on squidge, and I'm hoping that works out for me when I'm ready with another fic.

Feed my curiosity and tell me all!  :-)

*smooches to all*

P.S. If anyone's ever interested, I absolutely love everyone on my friends list, and would be mega-grateful to have any of you beta for me!!

I've been reading/scanning the posts and comments on the discussion that Aly brought up, "I like my gay men straight" (not exact wording, but w/e). 

All I have to say is that I write fanfiction for fun, and the day I start to overthink it, like I do with the rest of my life, is the day that I pack it up and at the very least take a break.  Don't get me wrong, these discussions are all very enlightening, and thinking is a Good Thing, but for me, that's not what the fandom is about.

As for feminizing the guys...or Blair in particular....I worried about it at first, but now my mantra when writing is, "GUYS HAVE FEELINGS TOO!!"  Whether they want us to know that or not. *g*

Okay, that's all I had to say.  Haven't been here long, but it's fun to have a voice, even if it is a teeny tiny squeaky mousy one. *g*

*smooches to all*
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( Feb. 16th, 2009 10:03 am)
Just letting my meandering thoughts shuffle their way onto my LJ.  That's what it's here for, right?  So, thinking about my writing issues, I've come up with this Theory of The Day:  I think that a lot of my reluctance to write at the moment has to do with my style of writing vs. the type of things that I'm reading right now.  For the most part, I write fluffy bits of nothing that float away upon the winds (don't mind my weirdness today).  However, I'm not in a "fluff mood" lately, preferring to read things with actual plots, and character development, and all those wonderful things that come with Real Author-dom.  But I'm not a Real Author, IMO, because I'm just starting out, and I don't think I could do justice to a Real Story. 

So there it is, Theory # 852 (heh).....*shrugs* I'll get there eventually, I guess, but for now I stare wistfully off into the distance at the pretty, shiny status of GOOD.

Thanks for reading! *smooches all*
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( Feb. 14th, 2009 05:39 pm)

My computer went special there for a bit, sorry if I dropped a conversation with you (Private). 

Oh, and shameless plug to my most recent post: Please read if you've got tips for writing slumps.  Or not.

I am bored, and hate computers. The End.
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( Feb. 8th, 2009 01:23 pm)
For anyone who was at the Saturday chat this last week, you'll get a kick out of this:  take a look at the virtual gift Private sent me.  LMAO!! I love that girl.  Thanks, Private!!  (We'll get good use out of it!!)  *bg*  Hehehehehehehehe
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( Feb. 1st, 2009 01:20 pm)

I made a boo-boo when I posted my newest story, The Big Purple Dinosaur of Love, on ASR3.  I am special.  I fixded it. 
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( Jan. 31st, 2009 09:59 am)
I just realized that I haven't been on Myspace for like a month, and while that's not really a problem, the thing is, it's the only place where I can keep track of some of my friends.  They have been neglected. :(  Bad Katherine!
Is it age, responsibility, attitude, mindset?  Or is it a flexible, individual thing?  I have my own opinion; I'd love to hear yours.
Okay, I just read another story that has Jim as the poster boy for 'gay America'.  What has me cracking up is that just an hour ago, I read one that calls him the poster boy for straight America.

So, question #1:  Which do you think is more accurate to call Jim a poster boy of, gay, or straight America?

Question #2:  Does it bug you when a theme or a phrase like this is re-used in fanfiction?  Personally, I love to see everybody's take on different things.

Question #3: What other repeated things like this have you noticed (I can think of a few), and do they annoy you, or do you like it?
and I'm sorta surprised.

ramblings on my writing )
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( Jan. 20th, 2009 05:42 pm)
What today's inauguration meant to me was hope.  As I watched it, that's all that kept running through my mind: It means Hope.  The changes won't start right away, and certainly everything won't be accomplished exactly the way we want it to.  But today means that we can legitimately hope for changes, without being far-reaching or idealistic.  The change that would mean the most to me, above everything else, would be for all of the divisions in our country to, if not disappear, then to at least lessen.  Hopefully the acceptance of an African-American man as our president will mean that in the future, our 'melting pot' country will actually begin to meld together, instead of clashing the way we so often do.  Maybe soon people will be able to accept one another without reservation.  We can only hope, but I think that today has finally given true weight to our hope.
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( Jan. 14th, 2009 07:41 pm)
Well, I've finally started up a LiveJournal account, and I'm pretty psyched.  I don't know how often I'll post entries, I guess it depends on how many friends I end up with.  Or just how often I want to rant....which will probably be, well, often.  Like, right puppy Penny.  Cutest damn thing in the world, but I swear I'm her servant!  I'm only supposed to be my cats' slave, thank you very much...*grumbles and gets up to do her Master's bidding*