cicer: (kimonos)
So, for the last month or so I've been keeping four journals active: my LJ, a GreatestJournal, a JournalFen journal, and an InsaneJournal. I made several different accounts because it seemed prudent at the time, given the state of uncertainty on LJ, but things have settled down for now, and it looks like most people are planning to remain on LJ for the time being. And given that keeping all those journals up is kind of a hassle, I've decided to just pick one journal site to use as a backup and remove everything from the others. I think I'll still keep the accounts, in case I want them later, but I'll take down all the entries, icons, etc and probably won't actually be using the accounts at all. Keeping four journals synched is just too much. I want to pick the journaling site that will be most convenient for others though, since it really doesn't matter to me which one serves as a backup. So I ask you, the good people of LJ!

[Poll #1049291]

Am personally leaning toward the GJ, since it has most of the features I like best, like tags and the ability to not get confused when I try to date posts out of order. The servers are not very robust, though. Hm.
cicer: (Violate)
There are so many movies out right now that I want to see. This is a new and different experience for me, since I usually go to the theater about twice a year and am always hopelessly out-of-date when it comes to pop-culture stuff. But! Movies! I went with my mother to see Stardust last week and loved it, much to my surprise. She really wanted to see it, but I was hesitant since I usually don't much care for movie adaptations of books. Plus, I loved the novel so much that I was afraid that if the movie didn't live up to my expectations I would end up hurling popcorn at the screen and making a scene right in the middle of the theater. It was a really sweet and charming movie though, and I enjoyed it a lot. I'd certainly recommend it. There were a bunch of really spiffy-looking coming attractions before the movie that made me jones for another night at the theater, soon. Next I want to see Invasion, because it looks cool and suitably creepy. Also, my dad and I used to watch the 1956 Invasion of the Bodysnatchers together and mock it the whole way through, so I've got to see this version for nostalgic purposes. Sadly, I'm gonna have to go by myself, since nobody I know wants to see the movie. Oh well.

It's getting to be back-to-school time, so good luck to those of you who are heading back into the trenches as students or teachers. Go, fight, win! I'm beginning to get a little excited about my own classes starting next week since I really like my schedule. Also, I'm taking the same Creative Writing workshop that I took last semester, so I'm guaranteed at least one class I'll love. I have to take a math class this semester though, boo. Like most writers and English language inclined folks I know, I'm really not much of a math person. Hopefully this time I'll at least...uh. Not fail the class? That would be good.

On another topic entirely, skimming through my journal entries to tag and organize things for my backup journals has been interesting, simply because it's given me a chance to see what I talk about and how often I post about certain things. The patterns that emerge from taking a close look at my entries are really interesting. I'm a statistics geek, though, so I'm always fascinated by those journaling programs that tell you stuff like what percentage of your posts fall on a certain day or at a certain time, or things like that. It has made me curious, though, about what the people who read my journal pay attention to. Obviously, just because I post about something doesn't mean anyone actually reads it. So on that note, and because it's been a while since I've done a gratuitous self-involved poll, have some ticky boxes! Tell me which type of entries you pay attention to/find interesting versus the ones you just skim past.

[Poll #1042511]

Speaking of fic, I can has some porn! It's almost done, and providing the characters cooperate with me, I'll hopefully get it up in the next couple days. It feels like it's been a while since I've written a sex scene. This is clearly unacceptable and must be remedied. Yay, porn!
cicer: (bang)
Yesterday, I did the stupid thing where you open a cupboard over your head, bend down, and then forget that the door of the cupboard is open and smack right into it. Ow. I now have a nice goose egg on the top of my head.

I'm almost finished with the holiday cards and will be sending them out shortly. If you want one, this is your last chance! Check out this entry to give me your address (comments are screened). No reciprocation is necessary, so don't be shy about asking for one!

Fannish content is soon to return to this journal! In another week I'll be finished with my classes and will have plenty of time to finish the stack of fics that are looming over me and address the pile of recs and meta-ponderings that have piled up over the last month or soon. Many thanks to all of you who have been so patient with me as I've been completely braindead during November. Thanks also for all the kind and encouraging comments as I tackled NaNoWriMo. It really helped a lot.

As you may or may not have heard, Iris Print is creating an anthology of slash stories involving fairy tales or myths. I think I'm going to try and make a submission, but I haven't decided what sort of story I'd like to write. Since the greatest thing about LJ is that you can force other people to make your decisions for you, polls!

No tickyboxes, sorry! )
cicer: (bite me)
Found via [ profile] telophase:

Check this out. It's apparently a sound that generally adults can't hear, but teenagers can. [ profile] janni posted about it here and [ profile] telophase posted about it here. There are lots of responses from people in the comments of both posts about whether or not they cna hear it, but I'm curious, since I'm hearing mixed responses about this. So, a poll!

[Poll #742013]

For the record, I can hear the sound very well, and it's given me a headache that's persisting, twenty minutes later. XD
cicer: (blood)
I just bought myself a laptop. Totally spur-of-the-moment, becuase I found a great deal, and classes start next week, and I've been doing more writing than ever, and dammit, I need it. I am very, very excited.

Also, I had such a blast sending out holiday cards a couple months ago, I think I'd like to send out valentines! Leave your address in the poll below if you'd like to get one from me! Feel free to comment with any extra requests, too. Want it to be from your favorite character? I can do that, too! ♥

[Poll #658534]
cicer: (kimono)
I will stop spamming everyone with memes. Honestly. At some point. Really.

Idea stolen from [ profile] settai.

What do I look like? )

*drags self back to writing*
cicer: (pervert)
[ profile] emungere wrote more ranma!Saiyuki! Eee! Go, read! Now! ♥


The next part of Some Like It Shot is in the works, and may be posted as soon as tomorrow, depending on how difficult Sanzo wants to be about wearing a dress.

...sooo, since we're on the topic of crackfic....(I am the master of subtle segues, am I not?)

Mpreg poll. Oh, come on. You all knew this was going to happen. How can you expect to wave evidence of canon mpreg in my face and expect me not to get tempted to write fic? I mean, really. I totally disclaim all responsibility for this. The internet ate my brain, but it's not my fault. *cries*

Ahem. Yes, poll. So, you know, if I was going to write one-of-the-ikkou-drink-from-the-magical-pregnancy-stream or some such fic, who would you like it to be? This may or may not have any effect on who I decide to knock up, though. *coughs*

[Poll #626313]
cicer: (give a damn)
As I mentioned in the previous entry, the holiday drabbles have gotten too long to write in the cards as I originally planned. I was puzzled, trying to figure out what to do, until I remembered I have a paid account, and I can make polls and force other people to decide things for me! YAY!

[Poll #622760]

Also, it is Sanzo's birthday today! Happy Birthday, Sanzo! I may post a bit of fic I recently dug out of my WIP file in honor of this hallowed day!
cicer: (kimono)
I have amassed a frightening number of new fandoms in the last few months. Since about May, I've discovered Naruto, Samurai Champloo, and Kyou Kara Maou. Not only that, I've started revisiting old fandoms that I was obsessed with many years ago, like Dragonball Z and Gundam Wing. Last night, I made a list of all the anime series for which I'd ever read/written a significant amount on fanfiction, joined LJ communities or mailing listings, Googled in order to find fansites, etc. There are a LOT. Dear lord, I'm such an anime whore.

I haven't posted very much fic of my own lately. That's mostly because I've been working on several longish pieces over the last few months. Two of them are currently being beat'd, and another is about three-quarters of the way finished. So brace for an influx of fic in the next couple weeks. (Oh, the sweet feeling of a troublesome fic finally being finished!)

If you haven't already requested to be added to the new gaming and personal filters for this journal, and you want to be on them, let me know.

More fun with polls )

Also, I think several of you out there have recently been on vacation, so welcome back! And for those of you that are going away shortly, have a safe trip!
cicer: (pervert)
Hogwarts poll, 'cause all the cool kids are doing it. )

Things You Can Learn about the Plot of the Next Harry Potter Book Just by Looking at the Cover Art Bwah! Very funny.

I need to hurry up and finish OotP, though. I'm up to Snape's Worst Memory, aka, The Marauders Were Asses. Still about 250 pages to go, though. I think my main problem with OotP is that about half of the book could have been cut without sacrificing the plot. It's just too bloody long. The book really drags on in several parts, I think.

It was 115ºF today. *commits hara-kiri*

I bought a yoga mat, finally. No more sliding around on a towel like a fool! Yay!

Also, you must check out [ profile] emungere's Ranma/Saiyuki crossover. [ profile] emungere? Please marry me.

I got my copy of vol. 9 of Saiyuki yesterday! Whee! And, whoa. I did not expect that plot twist. *blinks* Also, is it totally wrong that I want to have mad sex with Kami-sama?

My writing is not going well. Actually, it's not going at all. I need to get off my ass and work on my youkai!Hakkai fic for [ profile] yaoi_challenge. That's gonna be due before I know it. Also, it might be good if I finished the Crawford/Schuldig Seven Deadly Sins series one day. Oh, and my 835 fic. Yeah. *eyes stack of WIPs fearfully*

And I made this little icon for myself, because making fun of Scientology is fun!
cicer: (kimono)
I just caught an episode of Samurai Champloo on Cartoon Network. It looks very, very interesting. I am trying not to get too interested because I so totally can't afford another anime addiction (alliteration!). *looks shifty* So I'm totally not looking the series up on Google. I'm not.

[ profile] louiselux wrote two ficlets about Ni's secret RPS writing. *dies laughing* It includes Jeep/Hakkai and Sanzo pr0n. So much funny. *giggles* Go read. Now.

I'm working on wrapping up the Crawford/Schuldig Sloth drabble, which is grossly late, and both Greed drabbles. I hope to have finished them in the next few days. And then I'll be done with the Seven Sins series! Yay! The Crawford/Schuldig one is going to end up being about 2,000 words, and the Sanzo/Goku one will be at least 2,500. So that's at least 4,500 words in the last seven weeks. I'm kind of proud of that. I know some of you write that much in, like, a day, but for me that feels like a pretty big accomplishment. Especially sicne I only started writing a few months ago. *grins sheepishly*

Speaking of writing. As always, I have more fic ideas than I can handle, and at least three WIPs, but of course that's not enough. I'd like to know what kinds of drabbles/ficlets some of you might like to see. I'd like try writing other fandoms than Weiss Kreuz and Saiyuki. So if you could request a ficlet, what fandom, pairing, etc. would you ask for?

[Poll #502628]

Please note that I make no promise to actually write these. I'm looking for ideas, but I know better than to tie myself into promising anything. I'm way too much of a procrastinator for that. *snickers* I do want to know what you'd like to see, though.
cicer: (wondering)
I done been tagged by [ profile] louiselux!

Music meme )

Also, this silly meme, nicked from [ profile] cygny and [ profile] louiselux. I put it in a poll-format, because I have too much free time and a paid account. Tell me which random thing I am!

Poll! )

In less meme-related and probably more interesting news, the Sanzo/Gojyo/Hakkai fic that came out of nowhere has reached 1,000 words. *scratches head*

Next week is finals week. I will now proceed to panic. But! Only a little over a week until summer, glorious summer! Meaning I will have more time to spend on LJ! YAY!

Also, I went home for the weekened and announced my arrival by driving straight into the cabinets at the back of my parents' garage, completely demolishing them. My parents are so excited to have me back for the summer, I can tell.
cicer: (Default)
Another poll. I'm going to get my money's worth out of this paid account, dammit.

So, I'm redoing the layout of my journal. And I'm curious to know what colors most people think work best/what colors they find most appealing. I think we've all seen a few layouts that made us wish we were blind, and I'm trying to avoid that. Hence, the poll. What shades/colors do you like best in a LJ layout? What's most attractive? What's easiest to read?

[Poll #455945]

And now, I write.
cicer: (Default)
[ profile] ann89103 wrote Kill Bill/Weiss Kreuz crackfic. I can officially die happy.

Sadly, I think I'm going to end up writing a cracked-out crossover for this myself. But I do wonder exactly how much of an audience there is for that kind of thing. So, out of curiosity and because I just got a paid account so I could amuse myself by making pointless polls, a quick poll.

[Poll #455408]

Coming next, a new journal layout!

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