August 8th, 2004

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Looking For....

I'm staring at this fic, where I have managed, all unknowing, to not have a single ounce of chemistry between my slash pairing of choice.

I didn't even think this was *possible*.

*blinks slowly*

They walk and talk and hug and discuss and Do Things, but so far, they are showing the chemistry and attraction level of Clark versus Lana, and that's just--just--just *indecent*.

I told rageprufrock, may her pillows attack her in her sleep, that it was the dust getting to me. Everything in the story is *dusty*. The chairs, the tables, the clothes, *them*, and who the hell *knew* that dust was a turn-off? Yet it is. The showers suck, they aren't really clean, adn they look all vaguely grey. And I cannot, for the life of me, make them--well. Do anything. At all.

This is tragic. And possibly a violation of my oath as a slash writer.

Okay, real reason for this entry.

I need a beta. The story isn't done. I'm not sure the story is *near* done, but I keep tripping over my fingers in weird ways and I'm juggling a lot of backstory, both that I've written and that I haven't yet. And it's very long. Long enough to the point where I think anyone with sense would refuse to beta if I waited until the end.

Anyway, it's Smallville, Clark/Lex, AU, multi-plot, double pov, past tense. Grammar problems, spelling problems, continuity problems, style problems, plot problems...I could go on, but that would be very sad and really a bad way to convince someone for a favor. A flair for cruelty is a plus. Loving to edit things to pieces is preferred. I'm on AIM as JenntheMerry and yahoo as Seperis, so either will do. Or email at jenn @ thegateway dot net.

Right. Will stop begging now.
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remasters! new website! fangirl squeeing!

I know there's something inherently strange about the fact that the highlight of my weekend came from perusing some LJ that I missed during the horror of not-writing non-chemisty. With dust. I need therapy. And shut-up, Pru. You have squicks. Mine is dust. I deal with it in healthy ways.

It's like--you know, when you hear the words Special Edition, you just have to have it?


Oh please. We're all fangirls here. We buy the original DVD compilation, we buy the Special Edition with new footage! edition, we buy the new special edition, and don't tell me that half of fandom, LOTR writergirls or not, is not drooling for when they release all three movies together in a Super Special Edition, because I will so be first in line. Or possibly second. Because I'm lazy.

So what leaps from my Livejournal pages?

We have just remastered the following vids from DVD:

That's fangirl for Special Edition!!!


Remastered version of You Were the Last High.

Yes! Really!

kitkatbyte and f1renze have just opened up their new domain,, and to celebrate, or because God is kind, they re-released remastered editions of Stay, Blank, I Think I Love You, and You Were the Last High.

Thirty MB

I hate dial-up. I'll be downloading all day.

It'll be a good day.
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making a mess of my computer

I have been plagued, plagued I tell you, with the slowest performance on a computer I've ever seen. I have disabled themes, backgrounds, etc, and no.

Then I found a magical place.

Acutally, I like it for a lot of reasons, not least of which was the definitions of all the things on taskmanager that drove me crazy. And not only what they do, but if I wil destroy my system if I disable.

It is a happy place.

Also, didn't hurt with the disabling via msc either. That was nice. Explained what it was, what setting it on disable could do, and assured me that that what I did wouldn't disable my computer forever and ever.

See, I'd been using msconfig, which is, well--it kind of should have had a warning saying DON'T YOU FUCKING DARE TOUCH THIS, MORON, because apparently, I could make my computer a mid-range paperweight if I hit the wrong checkbox. Which shows that God loves fools, fangirls, and people who love two tone fudge. I was careful and stayed away from things that had titles like BOOT, but you just can't be too careful.

Also *finally* downloaded WinAmp when I just want to play MP3s, since system resources showed Media Player treating my system resources like a Chinese buffet. I won't even begin to describe the sudden lurch of my system in *not* trying to act like it was in quicksand every time I left Media Player open playing my MP3s. It's so much *faster*.

Attacking Programs Folder

No, not the *real* one. The one on my desktop that I use to hold any freeware/shareware/downloads. I have stuff in there that managed the impossible and crossed over from my HP, Darcy, may the ex-boyfriend who took him without paying never grow his hair out properly. I'm half-scared to delete too much--I still have all of it on a back-up CD from Schindler, the predecessor of current Brian (yes, laugh, hahahahaha), and some of it, for the life of me, I can't figure out what it is. So with all the deletes and deleted adn cleaning over the last month, I'm down to fifteen G out of 37.2 (or so C tells me) so life is good.

Okay. Will work on evil action scene now that is boring me to tears. Everyone is armed and a few are a little trigger happy, one's outright insane, and yet, no bodycount. This is so sad I can't even begin to describe it.

Quick thanks to the three who volunteered to beta for me. Seriously, I am so relieved. svmadelyn kept telling me to find someone before this spun out of my control again, and yes, you were right, don't be smug, sweets.

*hugs to rivkat, lyra_sena and frazzles for being so gracious*
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