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children of dune - leto 1
seperis
*narrow eyes*

I feel as if I now have every excuse to sulk prodigiously. The job I interviewed for, again, went to someone else. I sulked in supervisor junior's office while he made comforting noises.

Also, there was pizza for lunch and thanks to bad medication, I could not eat it. I can officially recommend this for weight loss. It makes a two inch thick pizza stuffed with meat and cheese and other good things absolutely uneatable.

I resent life right now.

Okay, moving to:

Child was reaccepted to his school next year. Thank God.

I finally caught up on Fanlib because really, I'm sulking and by God, I feel the need to read things that will raise my blood pressure, such as it is. Summaries of the situation are everywhere.

My favorite post so far is by icarusancalion here. metafandom is hopping with links--Jesus, which I have read, oh, all.

Henry Jenkins checked in here.

astolat wants a multifandom archive here, run by us, for us, literally. Also has set up the otw_news for discussion of how to go about this. We *need* to do this. Also, I have no skills whatsoever when I was trying to think of things to offer. Dear God. That is depressing.

See? Sulking. I plan to continue until at least Thursday.

And final note on Fanlib before I forget they exist, which shouldn't take long, since their main page is appalling and I try to quickly wipe trauma from my mind to prevent the early signs of aging.....

Gakked from bethbethbeth, who also beat my easy sudoku score, but I'm not bitter. Not yet

Here is a charming brochure of their corporate goals as given to the investors.

Read more in their 6-page PDF brochure, with revelatory quotes like:

See How To: Grow Audience! Enhance Brand! and Increase Revenue!
[let] a mass audience collaborate democratically in a fun online game that you control.
[Emphasis theirs]
Increase audience -- if they build it, they will come
Massive Viral Marketing
And how about Page 4, describing how their site is "MANAGED & MODERATED TO THE MAX," including the following:

1.) As with a coloring book, players must "stay within the lines"
2.) Restrictive player's terms-of-service protects your rights and property
3.) Moderated "scene missions" keep the story under your control
4.) Full monitoring & management of submissions & players


This is the only time I was tempted to submit. Just to see if they'd take Only Human, the version that existed before I removed the mutilation aspects.

Yes, a restrictive TOS isn't a bug -- it's a feature!

They conclude with the following B2B summary:

FANLIB TECHNOLOGIES (a division of My2Centences LLC) develops, markets and manages innovative social software and web services that unleash the creativity of the worldwide public and generate remarkable value for businesses.


Charming.

I will chip my fic into stone and carry it to people's houses before I'd be comfortable using this site. Though I don't know where I'd get the stone. I'll have to look around.

This is my dramatic representation of everything. I think I officially have an excuse to drink. Well, hot chocolate, but I only have one package yet and I can pretend I added rum.

Plz wake me when it's Friday. Thank you.

ALSO

Anyone who has Supernatural as their primary fandom? I need a beta. Email me please? Or leave a comment? Or possibly send smoke signals. I could totally sit on my roof today and stare dubiously at the neighborhood while reciting epic poetry. I think it would relieve my feelings. I am thinking something in Beowulf. It's not like I understood it the first time through, so maybe this will help.

Or ooh, Chaucer. Not poetry, per se, but ooh. I can mispronounce so many words.

I now officially want a unicorn. Nothing else will do. A unicorn with wings.

ETA - LJ COMMENTS STOP DOING THAT. COME AT THE CORRECT TIME. OR AT ALL. IS THIS AN ET TU BRUTE MOMENT YET? IS IT?


*hugs* At least you're not lacking for entertainment!

*sulks prodigiously* I have no idea whether to be insulted they did not invite me. I'm thinking no and eww, but that could change at any time.

I have decided to make a list of everythign that is making me miserable? And contemplate it.

Here is your winged unicorn. (I refuse to call it a Pegicorn, even though the internets tell me that's what they're called)

AWWWW.

...they call it a PEGICORN?

GOD. WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?

*looks at soothing picture*

Hey, my dietician put me on a moderately low-carb diet for a month or two. I can't even look at pizza. :-(

SPN isn't my primary fandom, but I read a lot of it, I'm a big fan of the show, and I can commit grammar. I can help if you wants me to.

Oh God. No *pizza*? *shocky*

Hmm. It's not grammar so much as worldbuilding and not--exactly canon check. But something like it.

*bounce* Oh *pretty*.

I like that story.

Thank you!

I will chip my fic into stone and carry it to people's houses before I'd be comfortable using this site.

I wanted to thank you for this line, for literally making me laugh out loud. *giggles*

I like to think I'd go the distance for a fellow fan. *happy*

Do I count as "primary SPN"? You decide. My only request: if there's any sexin', Sam must get some.

*squints* You read it already. Do you *want* to beta it?

It's that one I posted over many many weeks.

You can generically volunteer places, there's lots of jobs that don't require tech skills but would work great for you, research like and such. I know the mods and I already need at least one volunteer.

*sniffs* I feel as if you are soothing me with cookies. Or something.

I'll offer beta services, available after the 26th.

It's an SPN crossover. *curious* Could you work with that?

Since you seem to be gobbling up the meta recently, I thought you might enjoy this:

In Praise of Fanfic by Cory Doctorow
(If you're one of the people that hate him, then ignore this - if you have no idea who he is...go read it.)

There's some interesting comments at the end, too. And notice...not a single reference to FanLib. At. All.

Oh that was *good*.

I like the lack of fanlib. It makes me happy. We need *more* lack of fanlib in our lives.

I can do SPN, but it's not my primary fandom. I'm writing in DCU right now if that makes a difference?

I'm worried about a crossover I wrote that I used too much of one fandom to make the SPN understandable.

*hugs you*

I totally spent a good two minutes trying to think of a way I could write a flying unicorn into an SGA drabble for you, but today is not my best day and it is woefully beyond me.

I can, however, totally offer to swipe some official candy tomorrow and eventually post you hard-boiled candy with teeny-tiny handcuffs.

Okay, random.

I *know* I have that log. I cannot *find* it. But I vividly remember saving it, just not under what name. Still looking, *will* find.

OMG! I had never seen a picture of Henry Jenkins before! He looks like my terrifying step-dad and he's smiling at me! *runs away*

So bizarre!

SPN is my primary fandom, and I can beta if you still need someone!

I can do a Supernatural beta! :) I have been immersed in the fandom for a while now, and love to do beta work. What kind of turnaround time are you looking for? 'Cause I can get it back in a day or two, tops.

Email me at mizzpeaches AT gmail DOT com if you want, or on AIM and LJTalk as euphiechan, same addy as above for MSN.

And after reading above comments, yes, I am totally cool with a crossover. :)

I now officially want a unicorn. Nothing else will do. A unicorn with wings.

Don't know if you still want it, but here you go:


Re: Unicorn with Wings

OH MY GOD I WANT!

*filled wiht love*

That? That is made of awesome. Adding now for maximum happiness.

*hugs*