100 Things

Apr. 16th, 2012 11:50 pm
purple_bug: (Glowy silver balls of awesome)
[personal profile] purple_bug
I have found inspiration! I'm gonna do this thing.




{Take the 100 Things challenge!}



Keep an eye out for photos of Things I Found Out of Place at a Supermarket!

Edit: Damn it, my camera needs batteries. To the supermarket! :D

Date: 2012-04-16 11:03 pm (UTC)
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Shiny!)
From: [personal profile] agapi42
I'm on the edge of my seat! (Hello!)

Date: 2012-04-16 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purple_bug.livejournal.com
Hi! :) I loved your fic that got recced on Calufrax today! I think I must have missed that one when you first posted it, but it's adorable and lovely and sweet and lots of other adjectives in that vein. Luke/Clyde/Rani (Luclani?) are awesome :D

How are you?

Date: 2012-04-17 12:18 am (UTC)
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Of course CoFD is canon!)
From: [personal profile] agapi42
Thank you! Being recced is always great, but it has caused a re-occurrence of my Yuletide guilt, because I wrote that for Yuletide 2010, and the person who recced it I wrote for in Yuletide 2011, and I somehow came away from their Yuletide letter with the idea I needed to write plotty there-are-consequences gen and wrote them a terribly complicated time travel/history unravelling Star Trek DS9 story. And after I posted that and I happened to be reading the letter again, the bits that jumped out at me were 'fics that concentrate on the character's friendships', 'I tend to like realistic stuff', 'Sisko and Bashir don't get to interact enough in canon', and, while they were absolutely lovely about the fic, I got the feeling that maybe it wasn't the best it could have been for their first Yuletide. So there was guilt. And now they have recced the story which I wrote for Yuletide the year before, highlighting how the friendships and love are intertwined and one isn't more important, and I feel more guilty. Ahem.

They are indeed! But let's leave smushed ship names right out of it.

Well, other than the Yuletide guilt and the unemployment, well! Lack of uni apparently means that I start transferring my procrastination to things such as replying to messages or posting to my journal, so I haven't been around for ages (and oh, there is guilt there too.)

I'm spending four days a week volunteering in a charity shop. Retail experience and not going out of my mind with boredom, yay. You meet an interesting range of people. We get some really nice stuff in. It doesn't do much for my intention not to spend money. And if I avoid spotting anything shiny, the assistant manager will always be "Oh, got a few dresses upstairs for you to try on! What about this top? Some nice bits of jewellery came in." Whereas my student loan went on DVDs and CDs (and, you know, rent, heating, lighting, set texts, food, bus tickets), I now buy mostly clothes. (A combination of the charity shop and not buying any for three years.) Not that I have anywhere to put them, and before you say, I already took the charity shop a rather large bag of my old clothes. I maintain my problem is having only four small and two big drawers and wardrobe space barely wider than I am to put all my clothes in (one thick cardigan takes up so much space!), and not that I have too many clothes. If household towels didn't take up two large drawers, and if Mum's clothes didn't take up over two-thirds of my wardrobe, I'd be fine. (This is a current and long-running argument, can you tell?)

I hopefully have a weekend job in a library (successful interviews in my lifetime: 2, failed interviews: 16), but haven't started yet. I got offered it at the beginning of March and filled in all the forms, and spent a fiver faxing over documents as requested, then the quality was so poor I just brought them with me when I went up to London to fill out my CRB form, then weeks later, apparently my references haven't turned up. So I chase those (one was apparently lost in the post, and my personal tutor from uni had been away) and send an email off asking for confirmation that these had now been received. Unfortunately the lady I'd been in contact with left at the end of March, so I sent it to the general jobs help email as requested. No reply was forthcoming in three weeks, so I called to chase them today. Apparently they're still waiting for the reference from the charity shop. The problem here is that the shop has no email or fax, so the council sent a form out and it was posted back. The second time by Recorded Delivery, apparently, so where that's got to I can't imagine. The lady I spoke to is going to check with her manager tomorrow and see if there has been any post for the lady that left and call me back. I do not want to walk into the charity shop and say "Hi, mind writing out how great I am BY HAND for the THIRD time and maybe take a copy this time?" Dad says this is the sort of thing that gives public sector workers a bad name.

Ahem. Possibly I miss posting in my journal more than I realise.

Date: 2012-04-17 12:19 am (UTC)
agapi42: Livia from I, Claudius (Sarah oops)
From: [personal profile] agapi42
Fannishly, I've been stuck for days on a title for a fic I've been writing in patches for seven months (very patchily, it's all of 3000 words long and over half of that was written very recently) and appear to have wandered off into making Yet Another Fanmix while thinking about it. (Did you ever listen to series 4 of Gallifrey? Series 5 and 6 are out next year!) I have attempted experiments with podfic (which I really should post soon! There is more guilt here.) and mostly been lurking on Tumblr.

(I can't believe I exceeded the character limit. I'm so sorry!)

And how are you?
Edited Date: 2012-04-17 01:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-06-03 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purple_bug.livejournal.com
I am also procrastinating on replying to comments. Jesus, over a month... Wow. I suck at this. So sorry! *hugs*

I am relatively okay, just stuck in the depression-cycle of job hunting once again. Loving my living situation though, for once :) The only drawback is the slow internet - I struggle to get the iPlayer to play a programme all the way through without freezing multiple times or just dying on me for lack of bandwidth. But everything else about my place, I love :) It's great not living with family again, and not having pain-in-the-arse flatmates either :) My live-in landlord is very considerate - he actually replaced a roll of toilet paper that he borrowed the other day! I've never had a flatmate replace anything, let alone something that cheap! :)

I am getting round to S4 of Gallifrey. I've kinda been in a BF slump since people stopped uploading them, unfortunately. I can't even afford the official downloads, so I just stopped listening, and even the ones I have I haven't listened to yet. I think I'm about one episode through The Demons of Red Lodge (yep, that far behind), and I have a couple more, but I never feel very inspired to give them a listen :( I miss when they got uploaded monthly, even if it wasn't very ethical.

Mostly these days I'm trying to handle having nothing to do all day. Right now I'm whizzing through the levels of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, with expansion packs, that I got off eBay (it lets me build my own zoo!!!), trying to watch Lip Service without punching the screen, and I'm sleeping an awful lot. More than is normal, which is kinda worrying. But then I get that feeling sometimes, during the day, that there is nothing productive that I want to do, and nothing un-productive either, except to sleep. So I just take a nap. Then I stay up all night as a result, and then sleep all day, have to take Nytol to get to sleep the next night, etc. It's less fun than it sounds.

Anyway, that's all from Depression: Tales of the Unemployed! :) I'd better go, speak soon!

Date: 2012-04-16 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jupiter-star.livejournal.com
Supermarker, eh? That should be interesting!

Date: 2012-04-19 02:48 am (UTC)
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Clyde says Stop! I am awesome!)
From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
I've got my happy face on now. I was hoping that someone on my Flist would decide to take random picture at the grocery store because it sounds like it could have some hilarious results - or some really disturbing ones depending on the grocery store.

Also, I've just realized from the comments that the fic I read yesterday off Calufrax and adored and didn't review due to tired was written by you. Clyde/Rani/Luke/Clyde/Rani/Luke/Cy- (make it a wibbly ball) is my favourite! And your fic made me grin my face off. :D

Date: 2012-04-19 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purple_bug.livejournal.com
I think you got your comments back to front, the fic was written by [livejournal.com profile] agapi42 :)

But yay for the happy face for my 100 Things project :)

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