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Oof, this week has been kicking my ass and I don't even know why. I just feel constantly behind on everything, always tired, never enough time for everything that needs to get done, forever playing catch-up. Hopefully the weekend will give me an hour or two to myself so I can recharge my batteries, I know better than to expect more.

I guess it caught up with me hard today, because I keeled over as soon as I got home from work, and now it's four thirty and I feel like I need to get shit done instead of sleeping more and wasting even more time, but uuuuuuuuugh.

Have gone to the movies five times this month, which has been nice, but a bitch on my wallet. And with Atomic Blonde soon, too, dang.

Ugh, okay, that's enough, I gotta go take a shower. Our hot water heater's dying, so I have to wash my hair in cold water, if that don't wake me up, nothing will.

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Jul. 21st, 2017 10:18 am
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I don't think I've kept updated here very well, so the short points:

I'm moving back to the US this week. The movers arrive tomorrow morning to retrieve half a dozen boxes of books and such, while I spend the week at a conference in Germany. Then I have one farewell day in London, an overnight in Iceland, and then I'll be back in the PacNW.

I'm obviously sad and frustrated, because I have been living a life and stuff and now it just all goes away because the country decided to wake up and be racist one day last summer.

But on the other hand, my mom's ill and about to start chemotherapy, so as timing goes, I should probably be there anyway.

I'll try to update better later and fill in the blanks - I'm still packing right now, and apparently going to just make up my conference paper as I go along on Monday.

Back to putting stuff into boxes!
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Hi, all. So, per a suggestion from Kait, and with a series name from Leshia, I’m putting a slight spin on my previous primers. Instead of covering one of my normal hobbies, I’m about to dive into one of my other interests: true crime. There are a lot of cases out there that fascinate me for a wide variety of reasons, and if there’s interest, I may write up a few of them. I debated for a while on where to start. In the end, what I’ve picked is, to me, one of the scariest cases I know, that of Dorothy Jane Scott.

Is Dorothy home? )

The Return Of Reid

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:45 pm
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After chatting a bit with Shan, we came up with a plan to bring Spencer and Hotch back to LCRPG. However, we're requesting you all give us a clean slate. It's been a while since they were in game, and we think enough time has passed that they can have a fresh start here in London.

They're coming from much later in canon than last time (Reid's wiki is here for the curious), and Spencer is arriving first, though Hotch won't be far behind, I'm sure.

Thanks in advance!

Liz (and Shan by proxy!)
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London was a magic epicenter of sorts. Between doors to The Otherside, dormant and active portals, and an active wizarding community, it was a hub of energy, more so now than it had been for quite some time. The city was experiencing a magical renaissance of sorts- Which sounded lovely and made it a prime place to be for those exploring and studying magical energies, but wasn't so wonderful for London's more 'normal' sorts.

Magic didn't care if you were a dark lord or a banker, if it liked you, it liked you- And it was impossible to guess who it would like.

Today magic energy was at an all time high. Another blip in the usually somewhat steady stream of power that flowed through the streets. As a result, odd things were afoot- From mischievous inconveniences, to darker disruptions. Unlike the portals, these bothers were a touch more subtle, creeping up unseen on the unsuspecting.

Last time around the magic had seemed lighthearted and playful- And some of it still was, but... There was an intensity to some of it this time, harking back to the troubles that seemed to roll around every Halloween now. Something wicked was caught in the current, and while it wasn't out to harm everyone, it did seem keen to target a few.

(OTA. Just like the last time, the magic can affect your pup however you see fit. Unlike last time, however, some of the magic has taken a darker turn. It doesn't have to do something wicked to your pup, of course, but the option is there now. This post will be open from 7/18-7/28 or longer if needed. Tag in, tag others, and check back often.)

Vampire Shuffle

Jul. 15th, 2017 02:52 pm
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(No, it's not like the Monster Mash.)

* As of July 1, and the link drop just posted, Godric is living in London with Eric and is going to be a full-time character, instead of temp/as needed. He (and I) look forward to many many threads with you in the future. I'll try to give him an EP soon.

Note: Godric is not currently feeding, but at his age he can go a long time without. He does not have the suicidal inclinations at London Calling that he had in canon.

* Janette will be staying in London as an NPC, with the Hotel Lenore still available for light-tight accommodations and vampire neutral ground.
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Taking Responsibility

When an incident occurred in the Dallas nest, resulting in the True Death for several vampires, and its Sheriff was an ocean away at the time, someone had to be held responsible. Where else would Godric go when he was no longer sheriff, except to Eric in London.

(thread ongoing)

OTA

Jul. 12th, 2017 07:52 pm
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Ms. Ethel Vitties (Vit to her friends) was not the sort of person who usually made it onto Q's radar. She had no government ties, the most sophisticated bit of tech in her flat was her sky box (which she only owned because of a need to watch her stories), and she barely knew how to use that. She was no spy, no hacker, and at 83 with a bad hip, she posed no physical threat. ...She was just nice. They'd spoken a few dozen times, and on one occasion when he'd had to go out of town at the last minute, had agreed to let Titania and Oberon stay in her flat. No questions asked, she had simply overheard him in the hall failing to get through to the usual cat sitter or Eve, and had offered to take them.

She'd refused payment of any sort when he'd returned, and the cats had taken an instant liking to her. ...So when Q had learned just how much she was getting charged for her simple cable box and the internet she almost never used, he'd taken matters into his own hands. He'd spent the morning on the roof, rewiring the various cables and making slight improvements. Now he was parked across the street in a small cafe, tapping into Sky's customer data base to make some even more adjustments- Starting with a refund of an obscene service charge.

He was sporting his usual frumpy boffin chic look, but it was obvious he'd been busy this morning by the state of his elbows and knees, the fabric darkened and dirtied by the tar on the roof. His hair was wilder and fluffier than ever, and he was frowning at his monitor as he combed through Vit's billing history. The company really was shameless, it seemed.

When someone approached the table, he simply assumed it was a server and he covered his cup with one hand. "Actually, I'd like to switch to coffee now, if that's alright," he said, not considering the cafe might be full and the person approaching might be searching for a seat- Or, you know, a friend looking to say hello.

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Jul. 12th, 2017 12:11 am
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Okay, it's been a week and I'm back! Routine, yeah! Mostly, I just spent way too much money going to the movies this week (Spider-Man again tomorrow, woo) and worked. This is probably why I stopped updating on the regular, life is boring when you're an adult. I think a good goal to work towards will be to make an effort to come up with something concrete to write ABOUT every time I update, so I'm not just putting words down to fill up space, but I should save up any writing mojo I possess for my Camp Nanowrimo project. Next month, maybe!

I exercised for two solid months straight (un-fucking my life continues) before accepting the fact that I just really hate it and don't want to keep doing it, so I'm not gonna! A bit of yoga in the morning to wake me up, awesome, anything else just feels like an exhausting time suck and life's too short! Talk to me again in five years when my metabolism's finally given up on me eating like a baby with money, we can reevaluate my priorities then.

Still weighing my options re: pollventures. Not sure what is feasible and what the best platform would be, but I really love those dumb old gamebooks.

Amazon Prime Day punched me in the wallet, but I got some stuff that may turn into my mother's Christmas gift, so that's something. Also, the growth of the all-encompassing Amazon machine is so freaky and dystopian that I get the heebie jeebies whenever I see all the stuff you can get under the Amazon Basics banner, and then I go ahead and order some more. Why does dystopia have to work so dang well?

Set up my new XBone, immediately started a new ME trilogy playthrough. Current gen, I am doing it wrong.

Spider-Man was good, I will talk about that if people would like.

Okay bye!

SOTP July 10

Jul. 10th, 2017 03:56 pm
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State of the Kat
Keegan and I are moving on July 21/22. (Currently. Our current landlords asked if we move earlier but we haven't heard back from them on what day exactly, so we're not sure if we can help them out or not.) We have a lot to do between now and then and, ngl, it's causing me stress every time I think of that weekend. I'm worried no one at all will show up to help us and I'll die basically because I haven't exercised in a million years. We're on the third floor with no elevator, so that's a lot of moving. On the other hand, everything has been moving smoothly so far. Work continues apace. Therapy's good and I'm on a good combo of drugs. Keegan got himself some medication for his anxiety, so we'll see how that goes. School is a time crunch but I'm managing to keep up, somehow. Basically I just need July to end and have the move behind me, ugh.

HILD
haha needs an EP like burning. But probably won't get one this month unless I go crazy between now and move. Which I might, we'll see. Currently she and Her Boys are scheduled to move into their country house in the late July/early August region, with the ultimate goal of having a birthday party for Gannicus and Krem at the very beginning of April. She's going to help Freddie out during Fairy Tale plot, but beyond those two plots, things are quiet at the moment. Which of course means I'm really hoping she gets possessed during the new Unmaker plot and generally terrify everyone on her behalf. If not, I'll probably give her some nightmares so that she and Krem can be Bad Dream Buddies and Gannicus can sit there fretting. I've been trying to tag her around more and I think I'm doing okay with that, I just need to be conscientious about it. She usually has the least tags just because I'm comfortable with her voice and she's comfortable.

MAGNUS
Summoned a demon and got cursed/wandered into the fairy tale cabin at some point, so he's currently stuck in a tower and is going to be saved by Rapunzel for the perfect turnabout play. Alec has his canon update coming up at some point, but beyond that things are going to stay quiet until the wedding. (AUGUST 12, MARK YOUR CALENDARS. EVERYONE WHO KNOWS MAGNUS/ALEC BETTER HAVE A MAILBOX POST SET UP.) I was talking to Joy about the Unmaker thing and the necessity of a sacrifice and I'm playing around with the idea of having Magnus give up his immortality, with the proviso that someone keeps him from aging 400 years on the spot and keeps him alive. I'm... really really really torn on this because on the one hand it would be such a great opportunity to deviate hugely from canon and explore a part of Magnus that hasn't been touched (or probably has been touched but roughly manhandled by fanfic). But on the other hand, his immortality is on another level so integral to him that I'm afraid of veering off too wildly and losing something special. I don't know. There's also the possibility that a better sacrifice comes up and this is all for naught, IDK.

In other plot things, the demon summoning got me in mind for a potential zombie plot? Not any time soon since we already had Hatchimals recently and the Unmaker thing. But if a demon did get loose, my natural instinct is to say the demon raises some dead. IDK, that's where my mind goes. But I don't really have anything other than that and I feel like a good plot needs more pizzazz? Anyone else have any ideas or would this work into something else that someone's got going?

VICTRA
Currently in holding pattern. I need to tag her around or, perhaps, give her an item really soon. She's too content with Jesse and Lincoln and needs something to break her a little. When I think of her, I think only of frustration and that's tiring to play. I do like it. I don't want to eliminate that. But it shouldn't be consuming. But then again, Victra works best in small doses. She's particular about who she shows her different aspects to. She has a conversation going on with Korra right now that I really love, because she's getting a lot off her chest to someone who isn't going to judge, so maybe that will help loosen her up.

LOIS
SO NEW. I love her. I need her to immediately get a job, preferably not at a newspaper, yet. I'd like her to start an independent one with some other teenagers, after she's gotten some stories under her belt. She managed to get a cop to buy her a beer and is trying to convince Belle to steal a dress, so I feel like I'm doing pretty good with her already. (Lois is not a hoodlum but her sense of RIGHT and WRONG is VERY STRONG and sometimes goes counter to the rules, okay?) Currently she's having a really rough time trying to get over the shock of coming to Darrow, because she misses her family and friends and SmallvilleGuy and she's never been this alone. But it's in her nature not to show that and to soldier on, so she WILL make new friends, it's just a fresh pain right now. Everyone should tag her.

I mean everyone should tag all my pups but her especially right now.

FUTURE
Nah. Keegan and I are watching Deep Space Nine currently, so something might come of that. But that would be in a long while. And, in terms of Star Trek, my heart has always belong to Tom Paris, so I'm not sure I could handle playing someone who wasn't him.

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Jul. 10th, 2017 05:15 pm
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Podcast Recs!

Jul. 9th, 2017 11:48 pm
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Tonight, I want to share a few of my podcast recommendations, and I'm hoping you'll chime in with recs of your own in the comments. Thanks in particular to Ashley, Brad, and Kat to pointing me towards these shows and others. (I'm not covering everything in the picture; I promise it won't be that long.)


Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary... )

Your turn. What are you listening to?

Earth: Final Conflict

Jul. 9th, 2017 06:08 pm
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This fandom is old and pretty much dead, but I still love the show and just started re-watching again.

Fics, recs, icons, general discussion, meta, news, questions, squee - any content related to the show is welcome here. You are welcome to re-post older entries (e.g. from other journaling sites) as well.
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