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children of dune - leto 1
seperis
I'm waiting for nine o'clock with a really pathetic kind of desperation here. It's so *sad*.

So.

Two People Who Said Something Funny Last Night, Paraphrased

1.) rageprufrock - So, I noticed that the world's supply of dashes is getting low. That must mean you're writing again.

2.) fox1013 - I keep forgetting I can't take George to the shower with me, even though he's inflatable.

Again, sweetie, I do not judge you.

Three Common Things That Freak Me Out Badly

1.) Public bathrooms with only one other person in them. Oh come *on*. Tell me *you* don't get some performance anxiety when you realize they can see your shoes and hear *everything*.

2.) Decaffeinated coffee. It's--unspeakable. Decaffeinated coffee???? It's a day without sunshine, a cookie without chocolate chips, a slash story using the word asscunt, it's--okay. Maybe I went too far with that last comparison. That word should get its own number.

3.) Bright, electric, seventies-blue eyeshadow. I have no idea why this frightens me. But it does. It's so--blue.

Four Books/Series I Don't Admit I Own

1.) The Dragon and the Jewel - I was like, fourteen when I got this one, okay? It's so *bad*. It's this overblown historical romance novel and it's so *bad*, and the heroine is like, not even five feet tall with huge breasts and the hero's cock requires its own sheathe for daily wear, and they have ungodly amounts of seriously anatomically impossible sex, and I still just love it to pieces. Leave me alone. I'm weak.

2.) Many Star Trek Novels - Like, I used to buy them from the used bookstore by the *dozen*, okay? Even the bad ones. Especially those Vonda monstrosities that scarred me for life on poor old Spock. The original Star Trek ones had a higher percentage of good than the Next Gen or Voyager did, though, back when the publishers had souls. Though the TNG version of the Mirror, Mirror'verse is a favorite. The canon there is broken completely by the DS9 episode, but I just love it. When I was writing Voyager, I started a Mirror'verse one based off the TNG base, not the DS9 canon, just because of the strength of the Riker there. Just creeped the shit out of me in so many good ways. Okay, so not so not-with-the-admitting.

3.) Every damn Pern book published. I am *proud* of this, no matter how much my red pen of doom wants to go through and correct her canon, and what the hell happened to poor T'bor? *And* I once participated in an RPG for it. *sighs* A little, anyway. I miss my dragon. He was cute. I named him Pyroth. I think.

4.) Anita Blake - still my crack. I'm morbidly curious if she's going to come out of this as a goddess or something.

Five Things You Probably Don't Know About Me



1.) My first non-official fanfic was a sequel to Phantom of the Opera around age thirteen-fifteen. Raoul annoyed the shit out of me, so I made him a villian, I Mary Sued the Phantom, and had fade to black bad het sex. I am *so proud* of this one. It has its own notebook(s) in my closet. This was from the days everything was still written in longhand and in ten colors of ink, though the base is Bic blue. the clearn looking ones with six sides. My pen of choice.

2.) I can't use a childproof lighter, open childproof aspirin bottles, or cut my own steak with a knife. To work with the last one, I use scissors. And if you haven't tried it, you *should*. Prettiest cuts *ever*. Shapes, even, when I'm bored. Try it.

3.) I bought Justin Timberlake's CD on the strength of reading Don't Believe Everything You Breathe. I am *that* suggestible. And he is *that* pretty. Also, on this note, is it just me, or does popslash have the *coolest* titles ever? That one, Can't Believe My Way Back When and The Trumpet Has Obviously Been Drinking just make me *happy*. I will read an entire story on the strength of how interesting the title is. Title coolness can trump both summary AND preferred fandom and sometimes even preferred pairing.

4.) I will sing Eve 6's Inside Out at the top of my lungs, because I'm just so proud I finally figured out the lyrics, it bounces by so fast. This isn't new. I'll sing any song I *think* know, but that one is special, because I have no idea what it means. No idea at all. I just sing it loudly and bounce to the rhythm of it. What the fuck is up with the tender and the blender bit anyway? But I get a huge kick out of that part. It gets special loudness.

5.) ...I ran out of things. *mulls* I really, really love most green vegetables. Wow, that is incredibly lame. No, wait. I used "whacked" in a sentence at work. Seriously. That, also, is lame, but funny, remembering my trainer's face when the word left my mouth.


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*grins winningly* But you love me anyway.

I bought Justin Timberlake's CD on the strength of reading Don't Believe Everything You Breathe. I am *that* suggestible.

DUDE. you never told me that! a piece of information that ego-inflating is the kind of thing i need to know, hmm? (still, i can't really take credit for either of those titles, because both of them are lyrics from beck songs.) also, i hope you liked justified even a little bit. it's funny, it's not an album i listen to all that often, but whenever i do, i'm always like, "you don't have to pack everything -- why does that line sound so familiar? oh, yeah. that's right."

*g* That's because only ten people in the universe know I read popslash. Well. Ten people and everyone who reads this post, I suppose. There's like, a *reason* I started lighting candles and chanting when you started writing QaF. I was reading in order off of so in love and *man*. That one so converted me fulltime. *reminisces* I remember blitzing that page, Silvia's, Helen's, and Betty Plotnick in like, five days. I was *humming* Cry Me a River.

*happy sigh*

still, i can't really take credit for either of those titles, because both of them are lyrics from beck songs

*snorts* It's still you who put it all together. That it matched the story so freaking *perfectly*, and it's like, one of those titles I can never get out of my head. It's my comfort fic. That and Merry's Friendship, Love, and Other Unavoidable Disasters.

So very cookie-with-milk fic.

also, i hope you liked justified even a little bit. it's funny, it's not an album i listen to all that often, but whenever i do, i'm always like, "you don't have to pack everything -- why does that line sound so familiar? oh, yeah. that's right."

...does it count that I know the words to eight of the songs now? *g* I play it at work. An ex-colleague that used to annoy me was indieboy and hated all things pop. I used to sing Cry Me a River and I think Rock Your Body. Magical not-bothering-me occurred whenever he heard it.

*bouncebounce*

I have seventy eight Star Trek novels. *bows* I also have Starsky and Hutch novels. And A-Team novels.

*g* I think you outdid me on that one.

The Star Trek novels are the weird crack to me. I even liked the *bad* ones. *sighs*

Though I didn't know there *were* A-Team novels.

Ooo, what did you think about "How Much for Just the Planet?" Some All of the plot twists were crazy, but I still think the image of the Enterprise crew struggling to keep sane in the grips of a musical was the funniest thing that's ever been done with Trek. Also, I can remember a time when I was nuts for the Star Trek Phoenix books that were published before the official books started, but I'm afraid to re-read them now -- you're brave to hold on to your childhood favorites.

Oh my god! Every time I read "How Much for Just the Planet" I laugh my ASS off! The golf clubs! The singing! The garbage chute! The PIES!

I *just* bought a couple of Trek novels.

I used to pounce on them as soon as they were published, but that was longer ago than I want to admit.

And Pern has been very real to me for many years. Continuity errors and all. (And, yeah. What did happen to T'bor?)

And I'm just waiting for Anita to wise up and realize that three beautiful men in her bed is a *good* thing. Or five. :) (Although, honestly, Obisidian Butterfly is my favorite of the lot.)

I *just* bought a couple of Trek novels.

*g* I am going shopping next month. Now I'm all curiosu about teh one mentioned above. Because that just sounds *great*.

And Pern has been very real to me for many years. Continuity errors and all. (And, yeah. What did happen to T'bor?)

He was in Dragondrums, definitely, at the death of Meron, as Weyrleader of High Reaches. I *think* he was in The White Dragon, but I'm not sure. But Renegades and All the Weyrs and so forth--nothing. It's *frustrating*.

And I'm just waiting for Anita to wise up and realize that three beautiful men in her bed is a *good* thing. Or five. :) (Although, honestly, Obisidian Butterfly is my favorite of the lot.)

See, I dont have that one yet. I need to. Everyone says it's the best, and I'm curiosu what she does when she's not engaged in a love octogon.

No, wait. I used "whacked" in a sentence at work. Seriously. That, also, is lame, but funny, remembering my trainer's face when the word left my mouth.
Hee! You know, I've got a pretty decent vocabulary, but sometimes it's worth it just to see the looks on their faces. My Social Psych prof when I used the term "chick" for example. I try to restrain the impulse to do things just to see people's reaction, really I do.

I've go my own collection of star trek novels. TOS ones are better. Often with better writing than the actual series (heresy, or just stating the obvious?). I have the TNG Mirror, Mirror one "Dark Mirror". It's very good. I particularly liked Troi. I was just thinking today how I always felt slightly embarassed for her in her outfits since she had such a flat butt. I'd bet that the other Troi didn't. My happpy little Crusher/Picard shipper heart skipped a beat with Crusher in the Captain's bed. Did you ever read Pandora's Box? Great Spock fic. And Dwellers in the Crucible? Dude. Slashiest published fanfic ever. Of course, it was between two original character women, one Vulcan one Human. Hmmmm. Mirror of K/S much.

Pern. Aw. It's a lot of fun. And yes, she flip flops all over the place as far as cannon goes. That's okay though. It's funny, actually, she gets much more feminist as the series goes on.

1.) The Dragon and the Jewel - I was like, fourteen when I got this one, okay? It's so *bad*. It's this overblown historical romance novel and it's so *bad*, and the heroine is like, not even five feet tall with huge breasts and the hero's cock requires its own sheathe for daily wear, and they have ungodly amounts of seriously anatomically impossible sex, and I still just love it to pieces. Leave me alone. I'm weak.
*raises eyebrow* See, now I'm curious. *giggles like a sixth grade cheerleader* Reminds me of the Clan of the Cave Bear series. Which made me snicker for *years* whenever I heard the word "totem".
The irritating thing about Star Trek novels and silly little paperbacks like that is that they go out of print in an eyeblink. Half.com is loaded with them though.

-Silverkyst

I've go my own collection of star trek novels. TOS ones are better. Often with better writing than the actual series (heresy, or just stating the obvious?). I have the TNG Mirror, Mirror one "Dark Mirror". It's very good. I particularly liked Troi. I was just thinking today how I always felt slightly embarassed for her in her outfits since she had such a flat butt. I'd bet that the other Troi didn't.

I love the clothes. That was my favorite part. Eveyrone was all dressed to seduce. Which is one of my intersted thoughts. IT's some kind of strange rule. When characters go dark, they wear skimpy clothing, have lots of sex, and wear a lot of black. Which really argues why one *should* go dark, I think. Teh good people really never have this much fun.

My happpy little Crusher/Picard shipper heart skipped a beat with Crusher in the Captain's bed.

Me too! Love them together. Love, love, love.

Did you ever read Pandora's Box? Great Spock fic.

Was that the one with Saavik? I'm trying to remember now, becaues I recognize the title.

And Dwellers in the Crucible? Dude. Slashiest published fanfic ever. Of course, it was between two original character women, one Vulcan one Human. Hmmmm. Mirror of K/S much.

My God, yes. They were so setting up housekeeping together. And getting a cat.

*g* Mmmm. Mirror Mirror fic stuff just rocks. Tempts me to open up my old Voyager folder and see if I still have those bits around.

Oooh! And did anyone have the Trek TOS novel with the migratory cat people? "Uhura's Song"?

-silverkyst

Janet Kagan!

I read that one to *death*. Wonderful original characters.


1.) Public bathrooms with only one other person in them. Oh come *on*. Tell me *you* don't get some performance anxiety when you realize they can see your shoes and hear *everything*.

*giggles* Nope, not at all.

2.) Decaffeinated coffee. It's--unspeakable. Decaffeinated coffee???? It's a day without sunshine, a cookie without chocolate chips, a slash story using the word asscunt, it's--okay. Maybe I went too far with that last comparison. That word should get its own number.

*cackles*

*sticks out tongue* Whatever. These are just unnatural and wrong things, dammit.

See, I love titles. I go bonky choosing them, even if they are from song 99% of the time and it just makes me all warm when I really think I've found a good one. When I finish my challenge times come September, I have an Everwood story I'm working on in part because it's going to be called "note to self: don't die" and the title just warms me so much when contemplating the story.

Also, I have this title I love that is actually a mis-heard lyric that I didn't know was mis-heard until I got feedback for the story. HHAHAHAHA.

And The Trumpet title is lifted directly from the Elliott Smith song, heh.

Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiitles!

*mulls* They timed me on AIM at about five hours picking out a title. I surveyed everyone online adn their best friend. Then someone's best friend came *up* with a title.

I still find that endlessly funny.

When I finish my challenge times come September, I have an Everwood story I'm working on in part because it's going to be called "note to self: don't die" and the title just warms me so much when contemplating the story.

*bounces* I'm not the only one that does this! I have, like, lists of titles I want to write stories for. I consult it every so often and mourn the fact I haven't.

Also, I have this title I love that is actually a mis-heard lyric that I didn't know was mis-heard until I got feedback for the story. HHAHAHAHA.

*curious* Which one?

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