HLWW: The Gathering

23 Oct 2017 09:16 am
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It's been a while since I posted, and longer since I posted anything of significance. Aside from the general chaos and emotional upheaval of our lives these days, we bought a house in August and moved in the middle of September. The house is a total fixer-upper, and it's huge, and I probably don't need to go into the details of the slightly hellish experience that is living in a giant construction zone. Plus, new roommates! and a dog! and a six-year-old! My poor cats. We've been living out of suitcases since May, though, so I suppose this is an improvement? We'll see.

ANYWAY. Thank goodness back in April, before we moved, I'd already bought tickets to the Highlander World Wide convention in LA. It was this past weekend, and it was fantastic! I coerced my dear [personal profile] hafital to come with me, and then figured what the hell—I also planned a road trip with [personal profile] destina for the week previous to the convention. So, the last ten days have been a much-needed balm to my soul, a too-rare opportunity to spend time with two of my favorite people in the world, and a chance to re-awaken fannish loves after nearly two years of putting fandom on hold.

Road trip! )

HLWW: The Gathering )

And with that, I must away to the airport. It all went by too quickly. Thank you, friends!

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20 Oct 2017 08:28 am
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Today is payday and because the first pay period (we get paid on the fifth and twentieth of each month) was for the first fifteen days (the pay periods run 1-15 and 16-the last day of the month) I was expecting my check to be less than $1000 because it was for exactly eighty hours. When I checked my account this morning (I have direct deposit) I had over $2000! I admit I was excited and began planning which bills were going to get paid off/down.

On my way to work, I began thinking about it and so checked the statement and saw that I had been paid my vacation plus an additional 86.66 hours. I really wasn't going to say anything (hey, I'm severely under paid considering how much experience I have) but my conscience wouldn't let me do that.

So I emailed HR and they're going to hand cut me a check today so I can deposit it tonight and then reverse the direct deposit. I am so glad that they didn't say to keep it and they'll take it out of my next (hopefully several) check(s)* because I cannot afford for them to do that since the amount I was overpaid is equal (or more) to what I normally make.

*My very first ever paycheck for my very first ever job was too much. I remember getting it and asking my dad if he thought it was too much. He said it was so we went to the restaurant where I was working and told them. They said to keep it and they'd just take it out of my next check. Of course the amount I was overpaid then was only a day or two not a full pay period so.

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19 Oct 2017 08:19 pm
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I met friends today for afternoon tea, the scone and sandwiches and little desserts. I am full and sluggish and not inclined to productivity. So I shall natter a bit about bunnies, or more precisely, bunny failures.

Brother got everyone tickets last week to a blues/rap revue called Take Me To The River. One of the many things I don't understand about my instinctive reactions, I don't really like listening to music I don't know. Particularly live; I hate feeling trapped. And I rarely listen to blues or rap. The show started with a fellow singing 60s classics, Otis Redding, etc., so this was good. But then it moved to other people I didn't know singing songs I didn't know, and I just felt tense. IDK why. I tried mindful watching, let me study each musician in turn, but that didn't work, so of course, I thought, I shall fanfic this! But that proved difficult. I couldn't see my OTPs as jazz musicians. I could totally see David Hewlett being a saxophone player, but not Rodney McKay.

For some reason, IDK why is getting to be the phrase for the night, I thought of the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie Time Cop. And the scene where he walks through time onto a highway, almost gets hit by a semi truck, and drops to the ground as it passes over him. (But then I thought, isn't he in a device that shoots him through time? So I'm not sure I'm remembering the scene right, or from the right movie.)

But anyway! Those who have stayed with my muddled thoughts, then I pictured Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan walking out of time onto a highway in the desert. They were dressed ala The Men In Black, though Qui had his long Qui hair instead of the short cut favored by MIBs, and Obi had Ewan's Shallow Grave hair. They were time cops, Obi would be the trainee of course. But then I thought, no maybe the MIB clothing isn't right, they should be more casually dressed to fit in with the era. But then what would they be there to fix? Xanatos, of course. Xanatos would be the time meddler, sorta like the fellow in Timeless. But would Qui and Obi be from far in the future or recruited closer to the time they were fixing? Maybe one from both!

And I am thinking Time Cop or Timeless or some blend? I've only seen Time Cop once, around the time it came out. I remember it as an enjoyable exercise in watching JCVD do splits and kick people. I should see it again.

Anyway, that never got much settled, but it was distracting to contemplate, and at least got me through to when everyone in the revue all did Take Me To The River together, which is a song I love, and the show was over. Thank you, this mundane town of mine, where live shows end by 9:30 so everyone can get a good night's sleep before work the next day.

So anyway, back to tea. I go monthly with friends, and occasionally contemplate trying to fanfic it, which also doesn't work. Even when I try Norrington, who absolutely should drink tea, what would be the sound of air escaping from a balloon? But one of my friends is always scouting out new tea places, and she's been wanting to try this place which regularly posts about tea dueling on their FB. Tea dueling, sounds cool, right? Dueling could be slashy.

We went last Saturday to a special Halloween tea with tea dueling, which turned out to be not anything I would have imagined. IDK if this is unique to this place or done in other cities. Two people sit across the table and dunk a cookie in their teas as the audience counts down to 10. Then they pull out the cookie, hold it in front of their faces, and stare intently at it. Whoever surrenders first and eats their damp cookie before it disintegrates on their fingers, the other person wins.

This is seriously freaking strange, IMO.

But! There was a wrinkle on Saturday, in that someone bought very durable cookies, so they weren't disintegrating. The emcee would have the contestants move their cookie back and forth, or get up and walk around the table, still staring intently at it, for up to 7-10 minutes before a cookie would finally disintegrate or the emcee would call a draw.

A fellow at our table explained to us the strangeness of this lengthy time and compared it to other tea duel nights, as this was not his first time watching it. My friend who is crazy about tea asked several questions about the schedule, she seemed quite sincerely interested. Me? That was a unique and interesting experience, and I am glad to now know what it is, but once was good. I never knew dueling could be so disappointingly unslashy.

I was going to take my car to the car wash and stop at the nursery for new plants tomorrow, but rain is predicted. And with those plans, surely rain will indeed come. My brain is a little less sluggish now, I must contemplate my to-do list options.

Fandom Loves Puerto Rico

19 Oct 2017 04:00 am
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2ySQN6r
Hey peeps:

I have signed up to be a creator for the Fandom Loves Puerto Rico auction. It’s a charity auction to benefit victims of the recent hurricane by donating directly to ConPRmetidos. The charity is a Puerto Rican-run organization and all the donations go directly to the victims in Puerto Rico. See the links for more information.

If you want to support the auction by bidding on fanfiction, go here. If you’re interested in a story from me in particular, here is my offering. You have until 6pm EST, Monday October 23rd to bid. ¡Buena suerte!

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Marvel Black Panther

16 Oct 2017 10:47 am
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It's not due until February 2018, but I'm looking forward to it.

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2gcP3JZ on October 15, 2017 at 11:05AM

The Infinity Gauntlet: Part 2 - The Infinity War http://ift.tt/2zpQsW3

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2g0oZlc on October 10, 2017 at 09:18PM

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