heathershaped: (Being Human: Annie tea)
+ I haven't checked my f-list in what feels like days which is weird for me. TRYING TO CATCH UP. If you've come across anything important I might have missed, link? I'm only checking your LJs so any stuff in communities and feeds is gonna have to slide until the weekend.

+ Still nothing re: Bingley. All your comments mean SO MUCH, and I will answer them; I just... haven't? :/ Now I've done everything I can I feel distinctly weird and avoidy about it all. I've been posting a lot on tumblr; I'm not sure when picspamming became a stress-mechanism, but.

+ World Cup! I'm really excited. It's up there with the Olympics in terms of sporting events I get excited about. There are some teams I like - Brazil, Spain, US (obligatory), but mostly I get caught up in the fun of it. I don't care who wins. Even work is fun during the World Cup. On our campus there are more people from all over the world than from the States, and since football's huge pretty much everywhere but here, the whole campus buzzes with excitement and ESPN is always playing on the TVs in the cafeteria, etc. Also, hotties. Mexico is playing South Africa as we speak and Rafael Marquez looks like a straight-up model. Just thought you should know my thought process.

+ This weekend will be packed. I'm hanging with some fandom friends tomorrow, which is always good times.

+ I've been watching Breaking Bad this week. It's ridiculously good. Also recently caught up on The Pacific, The Good Wife, Torchwood: Children of Earth (season 4 yay!), and I'm finishing Parks and Recreation. True Blood starts season 3 on Sunday. Doctor Who is winding down (sad). Leverage starts S3 soon, but hopefully not too soon for me to get caught up on season 2.

TV-TOWN, basically. No idea how I'm going to fit it all in. What's everyone watching? Doing anything fun this weekend? I MISS Y'ALL.
heathershaped: (Merlin: Gwen/Morgana art)
Happy Lunar new year. Happy Chinese New Year. Happy Valentine's Day. Happy Singles' Day.

Happy Sunday. ♥

js: I'm going to disable Google Buzz later today, I think, because of the privacy fail. So if I drop those of you I have added, it doesn't mean anything, I'm just not using it at all. :P

Social media I am using:

Twitter. Twitter is awesome, particularly when there are a lot of people on it watching the same thing and snarking about it. I mostly post randomness, links, pop culture observations, and occasional political outbursts.

+ Tumblr. Tumblr is my favorite, ya'll. It's ridiculous how much I use it. It's basically a way to share pretty and rad things and spread them across the land. My personal one is made of various picspams, links, video, and music. It is also faster than posting to LJ regularly. :P

------- My Merlin tumblr, WithFlowers, some of you already know about. Angel and Katie and Gwen and Morgana pretties, etc. :D I also contribute sporadically to Made of Gold for all things Angel and Bradley and Gwen and Arthur. It is the prettiest. (I barely ever post there at this point; it's [livejournal.com profile] peopleareshapes who keeps it gorgeous. She also posts pretties to WF sometimes.)

+ My last.fm account.

+ I'm on facebook in theory, but I use it so rarely that I'll often go weeks without remembering to log in.

+ Instant messaging: Sometimes I'm on IM a lot; sometimes more sporadically because for me IM'ing can mean getting less things done. But I do like chatting. :D

YM: emotionalinertia
MSN: heather11483@msn.com
GChat: hnicole83

+ Now, off to dig out the last part of my driveway and then I will be freeeeeee.


Feb. 9th, 2010 09:34 am
heathershaped: (Trek: mini Kirk/Bones)
Happy Birthday to the ever-fabulous [livejournal.com profile] inell! In all the time we've known each other you've been the most amazing person, writing partner-in-crime, co-mod, and (most of all) friend.

Have a good one, sweetie. ♥♥♥♥
heathershaped: (Merlin: Angel/Katie)
Snagged from loads of people.

Reply to this post, and I'll tell you one reason why I like you. Then re-post this (if you feel like it!) and spread the love.
heathershaped: (Merlin: Angel hee)
I planned on doing some kind of end-of-year post thingy, but I haven't had time, heh. I miss you guys! I resolve to post more and actually come onto Yahoo and MSN occasionally because I miss chatting it up with ya'll. XP

I'm out the door in a bit, but meanwhile, have some Merlin pretties:


Thanks for being such an awesome f-list. Whether you've been around for a while or we just met this year (or this week!), I heart you guys and look forward to next year.

Be safe if you're going out tonight and I wish you all a great 2010.♥
heathershaped: (Merlin: Angel C. glance down)
+ I haven't been around much this week! Well, unless you're on Twitter and/or tumblr (read: things I can do in 20-second bursts), you wouldn't have seen me. When I haven't been doing actual RL work, I've been working on overdue fic, wibbling about overdue fic, wibbling some more, writing a little bit more, distracting myself, rinse, repeat, blah blah. Hopefully I can submit one this afternoon, we'll see.

+ After work I'm going down to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] seakisst and [livejournal.com profile] bratkartoffel at Sara's place in Vienna (if I can manage to find my way there without losing myself). We're going to drink butterbeer because we're nerds.

+ Won't be home to watch Merls until late tomorrow, but I still anticipate posting about it when I can and jumping into the comm threads late. Only two episodes left and my Saturdays will be my own again, even though they will be way more sad. Luckily there will still be Fleet parties.

+ I have lots and lots of feelings about the last two episodes of Glee: part squee about the kids (Quinn! Rachel! Brittany! Mercedes!), part squee-harshy ranting about the adults (bar Sue), the fail, and how the show keeps trying to tell me who the best singers are and I keep disagreeing. :/ It's probably for the best that I don't have time to make a reax post, huh? *g* (First of many things, Will legit scares me. No, seriously. DISCUSS IN COMMENTS IF YOU WISH.)

+ My profile! Full of cookies and hot chocolate and penguins and snowballs, I LOVE YOU GUYS! ♥


+ Lastly, a cracky little itunes meme from [livejournal.com profile] schmiss:

1. Put your media player of choice on shuffle.
2. List the first fifteen songs that come up and add "in my pants" to the end.
3. Bold the ones that actually made you LOL.

TBH a lot of these made me LOL, I'm easy.15 songs under the cut )
heathershaped: (Merlin: OT4)
+ Actually, I can't, but you can thank [personal profile] such_heights for putting the song in my head. She did a Merlin vid yesterday that is epicness, go looky.

+ Mom's home from the hospital! It's mostly good, she feels okay and is in good spirits, but she's going to need to start seeing a cardiologist regularly. :/

+ I have so much to do. Went shopping earlier, which took up some time and I spent too much money, but I do have new shoes. Now I have to do some serious cleaning because this week has been crazy and I haven't had time, and tomorrow morning I'm going down to help straighten up Mom's house; she's having her physical therapist come by and wants things to be neat. And then [livejournal.com profile] inell will be driving up (Yay!) and then we're meeting [livejournal.com profile] seakisst and [livejournal.com profile] bratkartoffel for a movie or something else that's fun. (Yay!)

+ MERLIN IN TWO DAYS. You have NO IDEA (okay so you may have some idea) HOW EXCITED I AM ABOUT THE NEW SEASON. All signs point to more of the girls, awesome new plots, plenty of slashy funtimes, MORE OF THE GIRLS, and basically my cracky show will be back in my life.


Would do some sort of spam to celebrate but it will prove FAR too diverting and others have already done epic picspams from the latest trailer - but here's the trailer anyway for those who haven't seen it yet or for those who want to see it again not that I've seen it fifteen times or anything:

two minutes of sheer gorgeousness and a couple of gifs under the cut )
heathershaped: (Merlin: Gwen soft)
+ Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] seakisst! Hope you have a great day bb, and I'm looking forward to hanging with you next month. ♥♥♥

+ Welcome to new friends from the meme - hope you like it here. *g* And if you're on Twitter, look me up! That is if you want my linkspam, political mutterings, and random outbursts. It's funtimes.

+ *glances at new icon* That makes twelve Gwen/Angel icons out of 115, either by herself or with other characters. It's officially getting ridiculous.

+ Does anyone know how to remove watermarks from photos? Yes, yes, they're there for a reason but that's quite beside the point. I may or may not have accidentally stumbled on a new photoshoot that is all watermarked up. >_>

+ I put in for some vacation time in mid-September. Not that I'm going anywhere, not that I could afford to, but I need some time off. And I've racked up a LOT of vacation and sick leave that I should probably start burning off. I'll probably just be doing boring things like getting my hair done, possibly shopping, writing -- oh and NOT WORKING. Also, will be cleaning my house because [livejournal.com profile] inell's coming to visit on the 18th. :D

+ What exchanges are everyone doing for the holidays? I'll be doing [livejournal.com profile] smutty_claus, [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, and probably [livejournal.com profile] camelotsolstice.
heathershaped: (Grey's: Owen side)
I heard about the Metro Crash in D.C. today. Officials are calling it a mass casualty event.

Could my DC area f-listies please give me a holler and let me know you're okay?

[personal profile] cloverdew? [profile] bratkartoffel? (I'll text you ladies.) Anyone else?
heathershaped: (RAR 1)
So, [livejournal.com profile] road_ahead closed yesterday. :( For those of you, and I reckon there are quite a few, who weren't on my f-list when I was nattering about this every other day, RA is an Harry Potter RPG I helped start and run with Inell and Flora, that we were involved in for upwards of 20 months. It was time, I think. When you have a game that takes place post-war and is as focused on everyday life as RA was, the world's bound to reach a sort of equilibrium. Things were settled and activity from players (myself included) had slowed down quite a bit. Most games don't stay active for as long as we did, and it's been amazing -- bit of a rollercoaster at first, but eventually it settled down and became my happy place for a really long time. I met some awesome people and definitely grew as a writer. I'm going to miss the characters I wrote there, both the main ones and the NPCs, so much, and I'll miss reading everyone else's stories. And good lord, I'm going to miss writing Harry. I love that boy to a ridiculous degree.

That said, I think I'm done RPing for a good while. Which is a bigger deal for me than it sounds - I've been in fandom since 2006 and have been RPing in Potter fandom for almost the entire time. It's going to be weird not being in a game. But at the same time, it's become harder to split my time between all the things I want to do in fandom -- and in real life. I want to spend less time at my computer, but I also want to write more fic, make more art. I won't lie and say that new fandoms have nothing to do with it, but the truth is RP has been more of an effort for me since before I got into Merlin and SGA and Trek. RP is a huge time-suck; it eats your brain in the best possible way. But it's got to be fun. It's meant to be a diversion, something to escape to. And when it's a good experience, it's REALLY GOOD.

But when it's a bad experience (and if you have RPed for a long time, you've probably had these to some extent or other) there's nothing fannish I can think of that is less fun. I've made friends that I lost four months later. I've moderated player chats that have made my head hurt. I've been disillusioned by people, and maybe they've been disillusioned by me. I've shed tears and wasted a LOT of time on things that really aren't a big deal. I've learned that people are basically the same from one game to another, and that no game can escape wank completely -- and as such, I've learnt to be very, very zen about the whole thing.

Thing is, [livejournal.com profile] road_ahead was an AMAZING experience, on balance -- that's what I've loved about it; that's why I'll miss it, and that's why I'm so, so proud of the world we created together. I'll miss the folks who stuck with us from beginning to end (omg you guys, it's been a looong and bumpy ride). I'll miss those who've joined us along the way and those who've moved on since. And mostly, I hope I won't be missing ya'll too much anyway, because we've become more than co-writers and players -- we're friends, and I'll be in touch. ♥

You know where to find me on YM and gchat, or come poke me on Twitter if you can brave the zombie horde. *g*

Thanks, guys. <3


May. 18th, 2009 06:17 pm
heathershaped: (Merlin: (ooc) Angel C. yes?)
I am writing tonight (yay!) but I saw this meme pop up on my f-list and what the hell. I will probably do the book meme at some point, too.

We all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. (That's RIGHT) So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you!

heathershaped: (ASH)
Random things wot make me to smile:

+ The fact that I just finished giving a presentation at work and it is now behind me. Whew. I only have to do it like twice a year, but meeep.

+ Star Trek stills. I am the shallowest of shallow fans, because I never really watched Star Trek beyond a handful of the original eps, TNG, and a bit of Voyager. But I am still so very psyched for this movie. So much pretty.

+ Dev and Frieda. D'awwww.

+ The fact that I just downloaded a pdf file of an article for work and read it on my iphone, wtf I love technology.

+ this post by [livejournal.com profile] setissma on women and how society teaches us that it's cute and feminine not to be able to do simple math. (um, no, it's not; we are every bit as capable of it as men.) Definitely worth a read. (hat tip to [personal profile] glass_icarus for pointing to it.)

+ You guys make me to smile, too. ♥ I hope everyone has a great Friday.
heathershaped: (Being Human: Annie)
+ New layout!
Matching profile layout!
(Same lame blurb. I'll work on it. :P)

XD It was kind of hard to part with Tom and Joe header, Tom especially, as he's been in my layout in some way for I don't even know how long. *strokes him* But I wanted a change so I went for Being Human, and I wanted something that was fannish but not like over-the-top. For those who don't watch it that's Lenora Crichlow as Annie. New crush? I has it.

/extreme dorkiness

+ Does anyone know how to make a custom navigation bar (with your own colors and/or fonts etc), if you're not using the default layout stylesheet?

+ On the friends-locking front, I've decided I'll keep my journal mostly open and lock some things depending on what's in the post, and based on some of ya'll's input, I'm just going to be more careful what I lock and don't lock. I'm also toying with changing my username, but I don't know; I feel like people won't know who I am anymore. :P (And at the moment, I can't think of anything less lame than what I have.) Anyway, thanks to those who commented to that post. ♥

+ I'm boring today. :P Back to work with me, then going home to thread and write fic.
heathershaped: (X-Men: Remy)
+ Cassie Hannah Murray as Matt Smith's companion? LOL, they must be trying to start wank. People whined because they thought Matt was too young and Hannah's nineteen ... still, if this happens, it might make me poke my head back into that fandom, like I did for Freema. :P

To be honest, I can't see it happening, but it would be better than Kelly Brook or Lily Allen.

+ I got yet another [livejournal.com profile] boxofmagic idea while driving to work this morning, and I think this might be the one. XD It's weird, and I don't know what the pairing(s) will turn out to be, though.

+ Come leave some prompts for some of our [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang authors to pick over! Hermione-centric, gen, crossover, or shippy bunnies all welcome, for adoption, feeding, or breeding purposes. Whether or not you're participating there must be something you want to see. ;)

+ Question: There's been random friending by Russian journals and empty accounts, and various other weirdness happening here and elsewhere on LJ, so I'm thinking of friends-locking my journal (except for the fic and icons). Of curiosity, why do you guys lock your journals or if you don't what made you decide not to? (Just generally speaking; obvs I don't need to know exactly what caused the decision. :P) I've thought about it a couple times before, but haven't ever gone through with it. I hesitate because ... well, I don't know. I just don't like the idea of locking everything down and I don't have a lot of personal stuff on here, and yet, recent happenings are making me consider it.
heathershaped: (P&P: Keira)
+ Big Bang signups are going WELL. They don't even close until the 27th, and if even half of the people who've signed up so far submit something, we'll have upwards of a million words of new Hermione fic. O_O And there is het of many pairings, femslash, crossovers, gen, everything. (Although, [livejournal.com profile] florahart supposes that we're going to need personal sanity consultants before it's done, when it comes to actually running this thing. Needless to say, as it's a Hermione fest, there is already a spreadsheet forming in order to keep it all straight. With tabs. And different colors.

+ We'd love more betas, cheerleaders, and artists as well as authors -- so by all means head over if you want.

Additionally, I promise to keep my rambles about all this to one post a week at most. ;)

+ I've been compiling more Merlin recs, and tossing around the idea of a rare pair recsletter, or something -- in the vein of Quibbler Report? I'm just not sure I'd have the time to maintain something like that. Just a thought. For now, I'll go ahead and post another recs list like normal, probably next week -- or just add to my first one.

+ Welcome to new friends! Feel free to add me on Twitter if you want. And hugs to everyone who needs them today. Special hugs go to [livejournal.com profile] superioritea, [livejournal.com profile] lesemma and [livejournal.com profile] cloverdew; I hope your weekends turn out wonderful. ♥
heathershaped: (hug a shark)
Stolen from a bunch of people:

One little compliment can make you feel great. So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty. Put this in your journal. Once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag and when you are feeling down, just go to that entry and this will remind you how great you are.

Comments are going to be screened so none of you will know if I'm uber-popular, who gets over 100 comments on this, or who's a total loser and doesn't get any.
heathershaped: (PaP: I Love You. Most Ardently.)
I can't believe this is the last day of 2008 -- it feels like it's flown by. It's kind of cliched to say, but since I turned 21 (I'm 25 now) it feels like the years are passing much more quickly. I think in 2009 I just want to do my best not to let them pass me by completely. I'm not sure how good I was at that in 2008.

Happy New Year to all of you! I'm grateful for all my friends, new and old, and I've really enjoyed reading your entries this year. For many of you it's been a rough 2008, and I've tried to leave hugs and e-support whenever I could, for what they're worth. You're in my thoughts, and I'm hoping for the best next year.

Mostly I hope that 2009 turns out to be a better year for everyone, no matter what -- we can always do better, right?


*is schmoopy* ♥
heathershaped: (Christmas 2)
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Seasons Greetings, Good Yule, Happy Thursday, and everything and all that.

♥ You guys rock, all of you, and I hope you have a great day.
heathershaped: (ron rock)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] cloverdew!

You rock, sweetie. I hope you have a fantastic day.

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