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Maintain my greater-than-2.0 institutional and major GPAs, ideally by acing all the classes this term.

Write things that aren't for class.

Finish all the craft projects I currently have started—that is, the genderqueer-colors crochet purse, the purple crochet purse, the Mom's-favorite-colors scarf, and the chainmaille bracelet with (if enough jump rings survive the bracelet) matching earrings. Do not start another craft project, even if it is one I have the materials for already, unless it will be finished the same day and therefore not added to the list of ongoing projects.

Stay within my budget.

Make significant progress on killing off the credit card debt.
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That's got to be when the local indie bookstore owner read the first story in A Dinner of Herbs and told me I was underselling myself.
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it's time to let old habits die in peace
old grudges, aggravations with oneself
to think through what one wants—truth, not caprice
to find what one should keep, what trash, what shelve
keep in mind one's capability
don't resolve infeasibility
blank calendar and possibility
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Like New Year's Resolutions, only less intimidating:

Get halfway through a draft of Leah Far-Sighted.

Maintain my greater-than-2.0 institutional and major GPAs, ideally by acing all the classes this term.

Write things that aren't Leah Far-Sighted or for class.

Finish all the craft projects I currently have started—that is, the genderqueer-colors crochet purse, the purple crochet purse, the primary-colors-of-light crochet purse, the Mom's-favorite-colors scarf, the sparkly blue wrist warmers, the hats and flower pins for my friend's grandmother (this is all one project), and the chainmaille bracelet with (if enough jump rings survive the bracelet) matching earrings. Do not start another craft project, even if it is one I have the materials for already, unless it will be finished the same day and therefore not added to the list of ongoing projects.

Stay within my budget.

Save lots for new apartment.
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I realize I sucked at this in December, but January should be devoid of holidays, fic exchanges, family occasions, final paper deadlines, and stressful workdays. I have moved all the surviving topics from December to this January post, which still leaves a bunch of dates open for anyone who wants to add a topic.

dates )
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what is your opinion on new years resolutions.

They're excellent! It's always good to have that extra time to write a Yuletide treatfic—wait, that's not what you meant.

I think New Year's Resolutions are excellent if kept. The difficulty is of course in keeping them.
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My first fandom was Sailormoon. I remember inventing my own Outer Scouts before discovering—and I don't know how I discovered this—that it was a Japanese show and there was more to it than had aired in the US. I latched on to the Sailormoon Millennia Trilogy fanfic mostly, which I think may have been after we got S and SuperS in the States? Never did get Stars as far as I know, and SMMT has an alternate to Stars as well as a prequel and sequel to the series. My first published fanfic was fanfic of SMMT, and it died with Geocities, and while I know it still exists on the Wayback Machine, please do not go looking for it.

My second fandom was Harry Potter. I spent every free moment between bus arrival at my high school and the bell for homeroom in the library, saving fanfics to a floppy disk so I could read them in leisure at home. And I read the first five books dozens of times. I wasn't as impressed with the sixth, only read it maybe a half dozen times, and the seventh I think I've only read twice. Needless to say, it's been a while since I've been in that fandom, except for Anne Walsh's Dangerverse. I wrote some fanfic for that, too, which still exists on fanfiction.net.

My third fandom was Supernatural. Lots of y'all know me through Supernatural. This was also my first slash fandom. I got into it the summer before season five, saw Lazarus Rising on a rerun and got hooked, and I was so busy marathoning the first three seasons that I missed the reruns of episodes two and three of S4. (Also the rerun of the stripper episode, but I think that one just didn't reair.) And I was reading [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang as I went. I was a little confused that summer, but once I got it all straightened out in my head I had a blast. I still mean to finish the Epic Bechdel Fixit Project. That's gonna be entertaining, though...

I've had flings with other fandoms, Community, Lost Girl, [personal profile] synecdochic et al's Clan Mitchell Stargateverse, but they were never my fandom, you know?

I seem to be between fandoms at the moment. Unless we count Fairy Tales and Related Fandoms. Or Blow That Trumpet Gabriel, which really shouldn't count as a fandom for me because I'm the canon creator... I'm really enjoying this year's Yuletide fandom, but for obvious reasons I can't name it, and equally obviously there's not a whole lot out there for it.
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Flowers. Do you have a favourite? Do you prefer houseplants or cut flowers or wild flowers or what? Do you have a garden? If so, what's in it?

The thing about flowers is I have the proverbial black thumb. They're very pretty, as long as they're not orange and sometimes even if they are, but they die on me. Cut flowers die even faster than ones in pots or the ground.

I have two small lucky bamboo plants that are supposed to be on my desk at work (but actually are floating around the kitchen at home while work is done on the ceiling at work, so nobody knocks over or otherwise damages my plants), and they're the only things I've successfully kept alive for any significant length of time. But they're not flowers. Mom's got a rosemary bush out front that I'm quite fond of, but it's not mine and it's not supposed to be flowers.
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Pick a date below and give me a topic — it can be anything, from fandom related to life related to art related to whatever you want.

They will probably be brief, or not, depending on the subject.

Also, I reserve the right to decline prompts that I don’t feel equipped to meet.

Topics: you can get an idea from my tags/from the stuff I usually ramble about/from things you maybe wish I talked about more but don’t.

You can request multiple topics (as long as they’re on different days — one topic per day!).


days )
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Leave me prompts. I will write you fic. Probably original fic, possibly in Trumpetverse, possibly thought of special for the occasion. I won't put any time guarantee on, because I'm leaving for work in ten minutes, but I'm probably going to be doing some of this writing at work. See also, twenty thousand words from winning NaNo with five days to do it in.
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I invite you to give me some advice. Any kind at all. I promise I will consider it seriously, and not argue about why it's impossible or unreasonable. Go ahead!

meme

Oct. 17th, 2013 05:06 pm
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Halloween is coming!

Comment "trick-or-treat" to this post and...well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I'm glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.). The more "houses" to visit the more fun it'll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!

meme

Aug. 18th, 2013 12:10 pm
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Top five meme. Ask me for my top five in any category, and I'll try to figure out answers. It might take me a bit, or might go quickly, depending on how detailed my answer is and how much I have to think about it.

meme

Aug. 15th, 2013 01:07 am
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Give me titles to fics I've never written and I will write you at least three sentences of that fic.

Supernatural (I live in hope that I am not actually out of this fandom), October Daye (why the hell not), original fiction.
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Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I will give you 1-3 sentences (or more) from or about it. Original works are fair game, as are Supernatural fics.
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I have 525 works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) (the first thing I posted there) to 525 (the first thing I posted there) (the most recent), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.
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earlier days )

Day Twenty-Three: Favorite female platonic relationship

Britta and Annie. Hands down. I can't put my finger on why, though.

later days )
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21 Days of Dreamwidth Meme

21. What's your favorite thing about Dreamwidth?

I'm not sure the parameters of the question. I'm absolutely in love with 'reply to comments by email', though, it means I can participate in discussions I'm tracking while I'm at work!
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earlier days )

Day Twenty-Two: Favorite female character you love but everyone else hates

BELA. She shoulda been around for quite a while longer, she had a lot of potential, still does have if it ever occurs to Carver to bring her back as a demon.

later days )

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