As decided by the community, today is 'post something random in your journal day', as a way of saying this a community site, and we like it that way!
So without further ado, I announce that in less than two weeks time, I'm going overseas!!!! This is pretty big for me, I've only been interstate and never via plane, and I'm about to spend a month in several foreign countries. I won't lie, I'm freaking out just a touch *pulls out hair*.
I will be in London for a few days, meeting up with my sister who is about to end her living there for the past two years and then we're going on to Egypt, Italy and Greece.
I don't know how to end this. HAPPY RANDOM POST DAY!
And may 2012 not be the zombie apocalypse we're all expecting, but much more laid-back and easy going :)
Then again, a zombie apocalypse would save me from having to do stuff this year. Oh, mutated virus/end-of-the-world insanity, wherefore art thou?
(And yes, I'm well aware the apocalypse is happening at the end of 2012... doesn't mean I can't hope ;) )
MERRY CHRISTMAS GUYS.
Oh and finally, for those who were waiting on Christmas cards, I hope they got to you. I still haven't received anything, so I'm hoping that the kerfuffle of a 2010 posting issue isn't happening again.
So, who wants to do it? it's J2, a cracky death!fic (that is, it's about reapers, but there's no graphic deaths or depressing themes, just lighthearted fun) and, if I can work up to it, will probably have a sex scene of some kind. So heads up, just in case. Also, I don't need it done immediately. I'd send it in somewhere between early and mid-november.
I just about died.
Thankfully, not only could I access my files (so all my documents, pictures, music etc) but when I opened a new login, everything works perfectly, so I'm saved! And have spent the past two days moving everything across from one login to another, including the highly extensive favourites bar- that had ALL my websites that I couldn't remember the addresses to and ALL the LJ links- that's over 100 stories, pages and communities saved! Phew.
So now, I have even more to catch up on, since I lost three days worth of reading up on not only last years BB's that I haven't finished, but this years too, plus whatever came out in the last few days.
Eeeeeeeeeep! I loved it. There were parts I was iffy about, and parts that I had to laugh, because it was a bit ridiculous, but overall-
I'm going to miss it so much. It was so worth it.
Oh, and I have a Castiel meta in the works- should I post it up, or not bother?
My final exam for the semester is tomorrow, and I can't wait for it to be over. Then I'm going brunching with my uni mates to celebrate no more classes for like, two months. Then I have to pick up my cake for my birthday celebration tomorrow night. And then my birthday week and a half will be over.
In the mean time, I'm sharing this video.
( Why I'm posting this really odd video... )
It just occured to me that our names are in the credits, so the anonymity in this post is for naught. Oh well.
~I have a J2 podfic going on in the background.
But I can totally accept loser status. BECAUSE IT'S BIGBANG.
But I have so much to catch up on- I haven't even finished last years list!
Also, I have to submit something for springfling tomorrow. *GAH*
Numbered for convenience:
1. I love Matt Nathanson's new song- "Faster". I've had it on repeat for the past three days. It's also possible that _mournthewicked wrote a hot little J2 fic in one of her verse's using the song that I can't help but think of nearly every time I hear it.
2. I'm back at uni, have been for one week now, and it's already doing my head in. BASICALLY, I'M GOING TO DIE.
3. I saw Black Swan, and holy moley moses. Can't say I loved it (I need to see it again) but man, did I appreciate. My inner psychologist went WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, IT'S THE CRAZY. CELEBRATE.
4. That friend I mentioned that I hadn't talked to in months? We're speaking again. It seems it was a misunderstanding involving forgetting to pass on new email information. But, I'm still upset with my best friend ('C') for bailing on our plans. I haven't spoken to her in a while either. Neither has she called me, so I don't know if I can call her my best friend anymore.
5. I've been trying to clean up those unfinished fics I'm planning on posting, but I read them over and just think 'lost cause', 'lost cause' and they're so awful I don't even want to put them up, even under the guise of being unfinished.
Also, a prompt caught my eye over at blindfold_spn, which up until now, I have only read, and not participated. IF I finish (because I've started writing it), it will mean that it will be the first time I've written for a community meme, the first time I write J2, and the first time I write porn. That last part is the part I'm most dubious about. I just don't think I can do it right, or at least, not sound totally ridiculous. I'm freaking myself out about it.
In other news, you may have heard about the Australia floods. Without meaning to sound cruel, I'm sick of hearing about them. I find news programs (at least in Aus) painful to watch with all the over-sincerity they put in their reports- to the point where it just looks fake. The reports are over-dramatised and at times, comic (even the flood reports). While my heart goes out to the flood victims and to the families of those who lost people, I have to stop watching the news or I'm going to start not caring at all. The same thing happened with the Victoria fires, Heath Ledger's death (and I loved Heath Ledger) and the Boxing day Tsunami. News programs (with the exception of two stations that keep it strictly professional and don't attempt to run the 'we care for all things' angle) eventually make me not care about terrible things.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that I'm nowhere near the floods. Plus I live in the mountain ranges, so even if the floods were to come down as far as Sydney, I'm two hours away from them and up a very very big hill.
I hope the waters recede soon, it's too awful to think about how many lives have been lost already.
Secondly, read this. It's J2, and there is character death and I could not stop crying.
Finally, MEME thingy! taken from aythia . Deal is, you fill it out in the comments, so that I get to know you that tiny bit more :)
( Questions. )
What up eljay? Howz it bin hangin?
( In the world of Music )
Secondly, I'm continuing with that abandoned meme :)
( Meme! And pictures. )
Finally, come next week, I'm headed to the G.P for a referral.
( the crap going on with me. )
And after all that I got two credits and two distinctions this semester for uni. That's usually what I get, and though I was kind of disappointed in one of my credits (I don't know where I went wrong with it), I'm pleasantly surprised that I got a distinction in a class for which I did not attend ANY lectures, and my highest mark was in my statistics class, which is the bane of most people's existence.
Where we hate our government so much, we change party leaders every few months, just to spice things up.
Okay, so it's more of a political thing than the people's entertainment, but really, last election the opposition (which was Labour) changed party leaders like, three times before we got K-Rudd, who then got voted Prime Minister (just so we wouldn't have John Howard for the hundredth year running) and the recently booted-out-of-top-seat Liberal Party floundered around for the next few years re-electing their party leaders every six months or so (and I think in one case, one only lasted only a few weeks because he was a major douchebag) because they weren't popular enough in the polls (and they weren't popular because they were idiots, like, stereotypical politician idiocy).
Until recently. Recently, little Kevy hasn't been doing so hot in the polls, and took a real hit because of some new tax on mining companies, and so today, he was 'challenged' (or maybe he was challenged earlier, idk how these things work) and, well, fired; and about an hour and a half ago, they put Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the PM position.
I'm not too fond of Ms. Gillard, though admittedly I don't know very much about her at all, apart from the fact that her new cut-and-colour looks wonderful (she used to be an orangey-redhead, but now she's a darker redead) but with any luck she'll stay on, just for the sake of there being a female in charge (and then all males will be ordered to stay home and clean the kitchens while us girls take care of global business). At least the toilet seats wont be left up with her around.
On another note, I'M FINISHED WITH EXAMS! LET'S ALL GO
In other news, I had a mini episode this weekend and now my father is worried about my mental health.
In further news, have a meme (nicked from sam_dean_fetish )
( MEME! )
at this weeks Glee.
I should clarify: it was the Madonna episode. Now, I'm not a big glee fan, and Rachel annoys me to no end, and I can live if I miss an episode (my sisters fill me in on it anyway). But it's cute and I like the songs, if notalways the renditions and I was terrified that they'd not do such a great job on Like a Prayer (because they completely butchered Highway to Hell the week before) which is first and foremost my favourite Madonna song, and one of a few that I really really like) but they did well, if it was a little short. Frankly, it could have been more epic if they had given it a bit more time.
I'm still upset about them killing AC/DC though. I can't get over it easily, it still shocks me when I think about it.
And finally, be careful and do not talk to me about Supernatural. I'm caught up to episode 5.19 now, but I have to wait until next Wednesday to be able to watch 5.20 and 5.21, in prep for 5.22 (which will hit the internet on my Friday afternoon). All I know is what's in the promo's and what's on those sneak peeks they release. Nothing more.
Okay, I have a new finally; actually, three:
1. I bought the Mumford and Sons album. I do hope you all know what I'm talking about, but if you don't, check them out. They've got such a beautiful sound.
2. I LOVE LEVERAGE. I've been wanting to see it for a while and shamefully fell in love with it via IMDB quotes, but didnt want to download it, so I've had my eye on the video stores and such- and when I found out I could buy it, but couldn't find a place to rent it, I nearly bought a copy (whch wouldn't have gone down well with my family) and was going to sell it if I didnt like it (which I thought impossible, but you never know). But then, SPOTTED at my local video rental place, I hired it out yesterday. And promptly fell in love with it all over again. Now, I know for sure that I will buy it, but I might have to wait till Christmas.
3. I'm working on a new story. The Big-Bang-that-is-no-more is being put on the backburner for a while because it's still not happening, so I['m working on something newer, and shorter. And so far, while I like the premise, it's awful. I'm so out of practise and it shows. It's terrible terrible bad awful writing and I'm dreading the edit.
Done. For real. I promise.
I have several favourite pasttimes. One of them is reading, another is writing (though we all know how that goes) and another- is bitching about my university until someone tells me to shut up.
I went to a lecture the other day. This isn't so much omgyouwenttoalecture??? because I generally do attend them, but I haven't had an honest to god proper lecture in like, four weeks due to holidays and public holidays and abrupt cancelling and staying home because I have an assignment due I should've started weeks ago, but didn't and hey! I can totally get the lecture notes off the internet (which I have not done. yet).
All of the above constitutes the following: why the hell am I going to uni? I'm surprised I'm getting good marks! Clearly, I'm naturally awesome.
I went to my lecture the other day, which was on perception. Normally I'm like yay, perception! because thinking about how what we perceive and how we perceive it creates our own reality yadayadayada it's all very philosophical and I lap it up like spilt chocolate milk on a clean sanitary surface. I love it. But at the moment, we have a guest lecturer for the rest of semester, who's a specialist on auditory perception, which is kinda cool, but he can't teach for crap. About halfway through yesterday's lecture, I gave up listening, and instead composed the following:
( THINGS I DISLIKE ABOUT UNIVERSITY. )