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Work was interesting. I've made a connection--no matter how nightmarishly busy my day is, I go away happy if I feel like I've actually helped someone. Okay, that sounds so hokey, but it's true. And I did, so I feel like, yes, something good happened.

Half my clients talk about my hair color and how much they like it, which is just so bizarre I usually just gape for a few seconds. I send them to Planet K and tell them the color type. I tell them it is temp. I tell them, this has been three weeks and going.

Planet K should hire me for advertising by now.


I'm not thinking about my birthday coming up, because it just depresses me. It's silly and juvenile, but it does. I mean, not in a 'end of the world' way, but in a "hmm, what have I accomplished in my life?" way.

I'm so not doing this tonight. I had a good day at work. Birthday. With vodka and sour apple schnapps, dammit. *nods firmly*

And my toe hurts. I have no idea why, last night it was a normal old toe, but it *hurts*. I blame heels. I love them not wisely but too well.


grissecon and I were talking about the Anita books, and I finally fingered why Richard frustrates me, when I just adored him originally. It's an interesting discussion, since we both hit on exactly why he drives us a little crazy. *g* It's fun.


Okay, I'll try it, mostly because I want koimistress to do it, and it's easier to convince someone if you've done it yourself.

Taken verbatim from Sarah T's LJ.

If you've ever watched your favorite dvds, and then found yourself eager to hear exactly what the actors, directors, writers and even production designers thought about making the episode, the movie, or whatever - you'll know sometimes the best parts of dvds are hearing the commentaries. Getting into an actor's feelings about the character they play, getting the background behind a writer's plans and metaphors, even just getting the stupid anecdotal stuff that makes you laugh, it's all good.

People are doing this for fic; if there is a story of mine (whatever fandom; I think I'm clear) that you'd like a DVD-commentary on, let me know, and I shall provide.

I'm not sure how good I'll be at this, actually. But. Koi. *g* Anyway, if anyone is interested, leave a comment, and I'll try to make it interesting.

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I'm tempted to say Handful of Dust, but dude, I already make you ramble on as long as possible about that fic. So, how about "Standing in the Common Spaces"?

Ooh, or "Sleep While I Drive"?

Or... okay, now I'm just being fickle. I need to stop myself.

Oooooooh. Somewhere I Have Never Traveled, please.

If that's--longish?

I'd be more than thrilled to read your comments on the first fourth and the last fourth of the story. (Last fourth starting somewhere around Lex drugging Clark.)

Stories Out of Childhood, please. Because it absolutely haunts me, and I'd love to know what went on behind the scenes.

I finally fingered why Richard frustrates me, when I just adored him originally.

Why? (says the scary random person from nowhere) As another Gradually More Disenchanted Anita Blake fan, I'd love to read a good Richard rant (that is, one saying something more than simply "Richard sucks and Anita belongs with Jean Claude because he's a vampire and really hot"). I used to like him too, and now I really don't anymore, and I don't know why.

I know why I'm getting disenchanted with the series, though. It probably has something to do with the way it now revolves almost entire around Anita's steadily more ungodly complicated sex life.

I've said this before, but it bears repeating: This is my favorite slash story of any fandom. I love the pacing. I love the slow revelations. How they seemed to be keeping their daytime activies separate from the night ones.

I'm curious where you got the motivation to write it. Where do you see the boys a year after the story takes place?

Basically, tell us anything you want about the creation of this particular story. Please.

Re: Drive While I Sleep

Hear!Hear! I second (or third) this nomination. Best, most cherished story ever since I started reading fanfiction.

My printed copy is going to need re-printing soon.

Sleep While I Drive! Sleep While I Drive!

Seconded. I actually printed Sleep While I Drive out. It sits with "Maps and Legends" on my dresser for frequent away from the computer rereads. I just now realized that both are road trip fics and both have a similar slow reveal. Damn. Whoa. I might have to do a comparison contrast - and it wouldn't even be for a grade!

You really should do this since it is your fault I was seduced into a brand new fandom. Seduced and corrupted I say!!!

Sleep While I Drive has been my favorite fic for like, years.

Coming out lurkdom of to give Standing in the Common Spaces my vote.

I agree. Sleep is, quite possibly, my favoritest fic in SV. However, it's so long...so if you want to start on a shorter one (and I'm keeping with the SV theme), I'd love to submit Szyygy (but you might have done it already...I can't remember!) or Far From Now.
Hell, just pick one. I'll read the commentary and love it forever. I'm easy.

I have found this post very interesting.
Stories on http://stories.dmozx.org

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