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It's been a while (holy shit, a month!) since I last updated, so I guess I should post something. Basically, in RL terms, everything kinda sucks? IDK if people remember that a couple of months ago I was told my job was in danger and I had to reapply for it - well, it turns out that even though everything was looking really positive for a while, they FINALLY stopped stringing me along and told me that I'm being made redundant. So that's, you know, awful. And I'm just in this super unhelpful place where I can't bear to actually think about it or DO anything, so I spend most of my time like, looking at adorable Glee gifs on Tumblr and trying really hard not to panic.

But in at-least-the-internet-exists-to-distract-me-from-my-woes news, at least I'm getting super into fandom again? IDEK, I've just completely become Glee's bitch. I rewatched the whole thing (well, except for A Very Glee Christmas, because that episode makes me want to stab things, and by 'things' I mean 'Artie') and somehow it was less rage-inducing this time around? Maybe I've become awesome at compartmentalising, or maybe I can just forgive a lot for the sake of hot TV lesbians.

I've even started writing fic, although IDK if I'll finish it because I don't think I've really got Santana and Brittany's voices down. We'll see. At least not having a job will leave me with more time to write fic? /silver lining
botherd: (gaga: rah rah ah-ah-ah)
Um, can someone tell me what I think about the new Lady Gaga video?? IDEK. Just... what.

Okay, so, I loved her in the skull makeup! But we've already seen skullface dude in that Mugler thing with the Schei├če remix, so even though it was favourite bit it didn't have the impact that it could've done. But mostly I wasn't hugely enamoured of the visuals. WHY IS IT SO DARK. And really I think the Mother Monster nonsense has gone on long enough.

Also LOL @ her saying it was going to be a "short form" video. IT'S SEVEN BLOODY MINUTES LONG.

There's going to be a second video, isn't there? Let's hope it's better.
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Wow, it's been ages. I feel like I should post more, but then I never have anything much to say.

I've... kind of given up on Skins. Both versions. I'm one episode behind on US Skins and two behind on UK Skins and I don't really have any motivation to catch up with either of them. Maybe I'll catch up with US Skins eventually if I hear that they've sorted out the Tony/Tea fuckery, but IDK.

In RL news, you know how my whole job situation was up in the air? IT STILL IS. But it looks potentially positive, because the organisation might have more funding? IDK, I have no idea what's going to happen, but I'm going to be there at least through to the beginning of April, so that's something.

Back to fandom news: I seem to have accidentally become OBSESSED with Glee, which was careless of me. I mean, don't get me wrong: I am well aware of the many and varied ways in which it sucks out loud, and I still rage at it on a regular basis, but Santana Lopez just snuck up on me and made me fall in love with her. IT WASN'T MY FAULT. So I've been gorging myself on schmoopy slightly-OOC Brittany/Santana fic these last couple of days, and I find myself ridiculously excited about the next episode. Spoilers )

LOL, I am so not proud of any of this. GLEE SUCKS. I'm hoping it will be one of those random brief obsessions I occasionally get with a new fandom that never lasts, but WHO KNOWS. I already have the urge to write fic.

Oh, also, in my travels around Glee fandom I found this picture: cut! )

botherd: (gaga: bigger than jesus)
SO, BORN THIS WAY. It's all kind of cheesy and embarrassing and the spoken intro makes me want to stab myself in the face, BUT I STILL KIND OF LOVE IT? It's no Bad Romance, that's for sure, and I'll be disappointed if there aren't better songs on the album, but IDK, it's kind of irresistable. What does everyone else think?

In other news, earlier today I had an interview for the job I'm already doing. And it went pretty well! I usually suck at interviews, but I had some pretty positive feedback and I'm feeling good about it. I'm not sure if I'll get to keep my job or not but at least if I don't get it it won't be because I fucked up the interview.
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I'm going to have to rename this tag AGAIN.

5x03 Mini )
botherd: (gaga: rah rah ah-ah-ah)
- I had a dream last night that I was hanging out with Lady Gaga (in a toilet stall, wtf). I was totally embarrassing myself by going on about how I can't wait for Born This Way to premiere on Friday, but that is ACTUALLY A LIE - I hate the awful, clunky, kind of racist lyrics and am worried that the song is going to suck. (I am still kind of excited though. But also nervous. And also overthinking this a ridiculous amount, wtf self.) /cool story bro

- Work is completely ridiculous at the moment. We're having a ~government minister~ (not one you'll have heard of) visit next week, so we have to prepare all this stuff and fawn over her and everything even though HER FUCKING GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO LEAVE A QUARTER OF US UNEMPLOYED BY THE END OF THE MONTH.

- I spent most of the weekend rewatching Pretty Little Liars. OH MY GOD, I LOVE THIS RIDICULOUS SHOW. It's probably my favourite thing on air at the moment, ngl. After the last episode I've really started shipping Spencer/Emily, because Emily needs an awesome girlfriend and no one is more awesome than Spencer. "I WILL DESTROY HER." ♥ Is there any fic? I feel like this show ought to have a sizeable femslash fandom but I haven't really seen anything. (Uh, not that I've really looked.)

- Um, that's it. How are you, flist?
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I really need to rename my Skins tag. WARNING: SQUEE-HARSHING AHEAD.

5x02 Rich )
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This is basically all I post about these days. IT'S LIKE TWO YEARS AGO.

1x03 Chris )
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I wanted to post this last night but I watched Pretty Little Liars (OMG, have I mentioned how much I love that show? I LOVE THAT SHOW) straight after Skins and got ~distracted.

1x02 Tea )
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... So, I guess I wrote fic for the porn battle. Morning, Skins (US), Tea/Michelle. It's not super porny, and probably not even very good, but I think this is the first fic I've written that wasn't for a fic exchange in like... over a year? Possibly? Maybe this will break my ~dry spell.

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Well, today sucked out loud. We had a big scary meeting a work where we found out that there are going to be "a number of" job losses (how many??) but we won't find out who's been made redundant until Monday. So this is what I'll be doing all weekend: fretting.

This, of course, is a result of those fucking bastard Tories and the spineless Lib Dems who prop them up, and all their government cuts. Personally I think that Cameron, Clegg and Osborne should all lose their jobs too so we can "share the burden".
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Ughhhhh, this is the longest day at work ever.

(Comic from Hyperbole and a Half, obviously.)

THIS WAS MY MORNING. Dear coworker, I know we're sort of friends, or at least we get on quite well, but that doesn't mean I want to hear your endless angsting about this woman you were sort of seeing but who now seems to be ignoring you. MAYBE SHE WON'T TEXT YOU BACK BECAUSE YOU HAVE A TENDENCY TO BORE PEOPLE WITH YOUR ENDLESS OVERANALYSIS OF TRIVIAL SHIT.

Also my main task today has been to type up the contents of approximately 250-300 post-it notes that were generated at this stupid training day thing we had yesterday. FUN TIMES. Pretty much the only thing keeping me going today is the thought that I have US!Skins all downloaded and waiting for me when I get back home. I'm actually not expecting much at all from the pilot - I basically consider it a bit of necessary weirdness that we have to endure before we get to the good stuff - but I'm still excited to watch it. (I haven't read anyone's reaction posts yet, so I have no idea how well it's gone down in fandom as a whole.) I was under the impression that there were going to be a few episodes that were pretty much identical to the original series, but I guess with Tea's ep up next it's going to be all new from then on? IDK, maybe it'll all end up sucking but right now I'm significantly more excited for it than for UK!Skins Gen 3.
botherd: (hermione)
- So, Happy New Year, I guess! I think my fannish New Year resolution is to WRITE MOAR, although we'll see how it goes. There are a few things I have vague ideas for, but I'm so bad at actually getting round to writing them.

- About a million years after everyone else, I saw Harry Potter! (Actually the cinema was really surprisingly full, so I guess lots of other people hadn't got round to seeing it yet.) Needless to say, it was awesome; I'd forgotten just how much I love these characters, and I spent a large part of it just squeeing over the trio. ALSO, totally shipping Harry/Hermione, which came as a surprise. (DANCING, OMG. ♥) And then at the end I totally shipped Bellatrix/Hermione, just for how wrong it was.

- I'm more excited than I should be about Pretty Little Liars starting up again tomorrow, although I can't really remember what happened in the last episode. I think I need to rewatch, although all my TV watching time at the moment is taken up with rewatching Downton Abbey. I LOVE THAT SHOW SO MUCH. I actually think I might write fic for it, because Sybil/Gwen needs to happen.

- There's a bunch of Yuletide fic that I still need to read, but for some reason I always find myself less likely to read Yuletide stuff post-reveal. Am I just weird, or are other people like this too? It's like between Christmas and New Year there's all this mad Yuletide excitement and it just evaporates on New Year's Day.

- I can't believe Gaga's new album isn't going to be out until fucking MAY. How am I supposed to survive?! D:
botherd: (gaga: rah rah ah-ah-ah)

I kind of feel bad because I didn't think the story I wrote was all that great, and yet I've received TWO wonderful stories that I love endlessly.

(Actually I just received a really, really lovely comment on my story that makes me think that I'm just being a bit hard on myself. I knew it was never going to be a fic that set Yuletide alight, but just to have one comment that great makes me feel like it's all ~worthwhile, lol.)
botherd: (gaga: bigger than jesus)
Happy Christmas, everyone! Unless you don't celebrate, in which case: Happy Doctor Who Day! I love you all, flist, and I hope you have a wonderful day. ♥ My day is going to be fairly quiet, just the immediate family (mum, dad, brother), and is basically going to involve lots of eating, lots of drinking, and lots of flailing over Doctor Who. I LOVE CHRISTMAS.

I absolutely have to rec my Yuletide fic, not out of obligation but out of SHEER LOVE: In Translation; Downton Abbey; Matthew/Mary. OH MY GOD, THIS FIC. HEARTS IN MY EYES. Anyone with even a passing interest in Downton Abbey needs to read this because it's wonderful in more ways than I can possibly say. It's beautifully written and full of all of my favourite things, oh my God. I read it like an hour ago and still can't get over it.

And I've just seen that I have a Yuletide Madness treat waiting for me to unwrap tomorrow, which makes me feel completely spoilt! IDK if my writers are reading this, but if so, THANK YOU. ♥
botherd: (yaye the sea!)

Yuletide fic: uploaded! With four whole hours to spare! (As someone who used to hand in university essays fifteen minutes before the deadline, this feels like an accomplishment.)

Now I just need a title. Thank God for post-upload editing!
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As you may or may not have noticed, I've been COMPLETELY FAILING at that Holiday Fic Request thing, and I didn't even get that many requests in the first place. IDK why I thought I could take this on at the same time as Yuletide. :( I will get them done eventually - probably, maybe, hopefully - but don't expect them to be, like, on time. Sorry, I suck.

In other news, X FACTOR FINAL TONIGHT. I don't think I've ever been this excited for an X Factor final, even though a) Cher is obviously going out first, and b) her celebrity duet is going to suck. Fucking Song spoilers for tonight )

There's actually a teeny tiny part of me that's hopeful that she can make it through to Sunday's show. I realise I'm just being delusional, but omg, can you imagine?! Nope, that teeny tiny part of me just died.


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