peroxidepirate: (Audrey Hepburn)
What I was going to say on Friday:

DAMMIT, SELF, STAY AWAY FROM THE FREAKING SPOILER THREADS.

Ahem.

I picked the wrong time to go poke the Mastiff board at Goldenlake. Now I'm two-thirds of the way through the book, spoiled, distressed, and too tired to finish reading tonight.

Also my knee hurts.



Now that it's Monday, I've been finished with Mastiff for two days and I'm still reeling. I loved it, even though it broke both my brain and my heart into itty bitty pieces. I dreamed about it Saturday night -- I think I was Beka in the dream? I'm not sure. Anyway, I'll put up a longer post on that if/when I can get my thoughts in some kind of order. For now, have a warning: likely spoilers in comments.


My knee still hurts, casualty of a 6.7 mile run/walk on Friday. But it was so worth it, just because there was a stretch of a couple of miles in the middle where it felt like we could run forever. I haven't had that feeling since... early October, maybe? It was grand.

I'm getting in the habit of stretching again, which is why it was possible to go so far at all. During the summer I was cross-training by biking 1-2 days a week, and I stopped stretching before runs because it didn't seem to make any difference. It does now. I'm going through some basic leg stretches before and after running, as well as in the morning on days I don't run and before bed every day, and the leg pain that plagued me through most of November is gone.


Other things that are gone/done, or nearly so:
  • NaNoWriMo (I finished November 29).
  • The suspense over what happens in Mastiff.
  • Ficmas fics (the one I wrote, and the awesome one written for me).
  • The owners of my company (out of the country from the past weekend until late March of 2012! Which will make all of our lives so much easier!)
  • College football season and the ridiculous weekends it brings me (last game was November 26).
  • My epic rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation (I have just six episodes to go and the next two days off work).
  • The little monsters I'm knitting for the out-of-state nephews (should have them done by Wednesday, too).

Meaning... I don't quite know what I'm going to do with myself. I have other holiday giftie stuff to knit, and I just acquired a book that gives awesome detailed instructions on knitting sweaters to fit boobs and other curves, so I am not going to be bored. But I have to/get to make some decisions!

Speaking of: I need to settle on a new show, too. Candidates include:
  • the original Star Trek
  • Deep Space Nine
  • Supernatural
  • Jeremiah
  • Dollhouse
  • the rest of Missing

Comments from the peanut gallery?

Er, sometime I need to get serious about reading source material for Yuletide, too. Maybe Wednesday? And sometime I need to put together an episode guide for Guinan episodes for [livejournal.com profile] where_no_woman.


Or, you know, I could reread Mastiff and then write heaps of fic for it instead of doing anything else, ever. That would be cool, too.
peroxidepirate: (other side of town)
As I just said in a comment on [livejournal.com profile] q_sama's journal, MY BRAIN IS ALL MASTIFF ALL THE TIME! I expect to finish it by Saturday and then I can return to Pierce fandom with all my flailing and commentary. :D

Well, also part of my brain is mega-ridiculous-work-stress with a side of, "dammit, why did I schedule myself to go in for one day in the middle of my time off?" And part of it is worryworryworry because Miriam has a bad cold that is likely to become bronchitis or worse. And part of it is headache/nausea because I really should have eaten actual meals today instead of just soup, apples, chocolate and wine.

So you see why I prefer to binge-read Mastiff and hide from all the rest.

I love Beka Cooper so freaking much, and I love Achoo, and now I see why so many people requested Farmer fic for Ficmas, and apparently I'm not waiting until I finish the book to begin flailing. Mastiff!

*clears throat*
peroxidepirate: (fandom slut)
From [livejournal.com profile] q_sama. This was fun!

The one who seduced you, screwed you over, broke your heart into a million pieces, and laughed about it Daria.

The old flame you don't see very often any more but whom you still enjoy getting together with for a few drinks and maybe a pleasant nostalgic romp Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The mysterious dark one with whom you used to sit up talking until 3 AM at weird coffee houses and with whom you were quite smitten until you realized that s/he really was fucking crazy Firefly.

The one you spent a whole weekend in bed with and who drank up all your liquor and whom you'd really like to get with again, although you're relieved that s/he doesn't live in town:  Aurthurian mythology, specifically Catherine Christian's The Sword and the Flame.

The steady: none right now; the last was Emelan.

The alluring stranger whom you've flirted with at parties but have never gotten really serious with  Provost's Dog; also Bloody Jack.

The one you hang out with and have vague fantasies about maybe having a thing with, but ultimately you're just good buddies  Diana Wynne Jones, many books.

The one your friends keep introducing you to and who seems like a hell of a cool person except that it's never really gone anywhere  Doctor Who.

The one who's slept with all your friends, and you keep looking at him/her and thinking, "How the hell did you land all these cool people?"  Harry Potter.

The one who gave you the best damned summer of your life and against whom you measure all other potential partners  Tortall.

The one you recently met at a party and would like to get to know better  Twelve Houses.

The old flame you wouldn't totally object to hooking up with again for a one-night romp if only they'd clean up a bit  Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Your hot new flame Um, see above, though I don't know how serious it is.

The one who stole your significant other I once had a relationship fall to pieces over Daria and Dave Matthews Band. And Miriam's heart currently belongs to Doctor Who.
peroxidepirate: (writing)
Typically, as soon as I write about how I can't seem to write anything, I unblock myself where the writing of fiction is concerned. I'm now three pieces into the story of Aniki leaving her home in Scanra and meeting up with Kora and Rosto. Win.
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In no particular order:


  1. I finally watched "The Rebel Flesh" yesterday and then managed to track down "The Almost People" via (redacted) so I could watch that, too, and asdloojflkadsgf ! Fangirl is still fangirling. (Also, I knew there was a twist, and I managed to figure out what it was about sixty seconds before it was revealed -- which, for me, is pretty damn good.) (So, likely spoilers in comments.)
  2. Clary/Mattes won SMACKDOWN, beating out Briar/Daja/Sandry/Tris by nine entries (out of almost 600). [livejournal.com profile] treanz  continues to be a genius, and called it immediately after the fight closed, which is fantastic -- it could have come down to some hair-splitting in quality control, and I think we're all so much happier to have it decided. I'm delighted for Team C/M -- nobody really expected them to make it that far! And I had such fun in the final with the other Circlecest writers, which is what I wanted out of SMACKDOWN all along. *happy sigh*
  3. Have a Pony Generator, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] boosette . There will be Emelan ponies, and possibly GPOY (Gratuitous Pony of Yourself) versions of Miriam and I on my tumblr very soon.

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