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I'm debating whether to see if any of the Austin release parties still have openings (Advantages: books! people! fanpeople! food! BOOK AT MIDNGIGHT! Disadvantages: motivation to get dressed, might fall over someone and break self, have no *clue* who anyone is).

Or--just wait for my preorder to arrive at my door. It's tricky; one part is thinking HISTORICAL FAN EVENT HERE and the other is thinking BUT THEN I WILL NOT BE ALBE TO LIE IN BED IN MY JAMMIES AND LAPTOP and God, why is it I cannot have both?

Saw movie. Loved.


Updated my webpage to current with the exception of A History of Violence - I'm trying to decide whether to put it as three separate stories or a single file. Yes, these are the deep meditation moments of my life. The following stories were added:

Sight Unseen (the adultery snippet)
An Evening at the White House by svmadelyn
Breathe Dust
Dealing With the Unexpected (mpreg)

Stargate: Atlantis
Where I Lay My Head, final version
A Place
The Sleeping City
Kahs-Wan (remix)


Yes, tagging again. Everything I've written, including wips, snippets, and etc, are now up in del.icio.us, with a disturbing specificity of tags. I'll add as I run across them in my lj.

Hmm. Short insane moment coming next.

Meta on Tagging

For those who actually go there and read around and marvel at what will in the future probably be one of the early signs of my impending breakdown (I'm sure this will show up in my biography, The Girl Who Suddenly Painted Herself Green and Married Characters on the Astral Plane: How A Fangirl Went Wrong by svmadelyn (no, I'm sure she would never ever do that)), part of it has become personal tracking.

A million years ago in lj, a meme went around asking people to critique their fic--wait, let me find that. Got it, here. This was early in my lj tenure--and pretty early for fandom in lj, to be honest. It was interesting.

The commment I'm interested in at this point, however, was by rhiannohero, where she mentioned a flaw she saw, and had emailed me about in a fic I wrote. It was the overuse of the phrase "something like". It's true. I have a bad habit of finding a phrase I like and beating it to death with a hammer.

Del.icio.us isn't made to be that specific, but it does give me a way to track what I tend to write thematically--physical location, weather-type, and occasionally concept. The three I'm tracking currently are: a.) the use of rain in a fic, b.) where I put them (example, oh, Mexico, deserts, etc), and c.) kind of story (apocalypse, etc). It's--I want to say enlightening, because it helps assuage my curiosity on what I tend to go for in fic. Most of the fic still aren't completely tagged, but I'm slowly adding as I go.

I guess in a way it's become a kind of quasi-map to my subconscious, a map to my kinks, a map to what makes me want to write. i look at it and see what I've been doing even if I don't know why.


For LJ, I've done a fairly large-scale retagging of the fanfic by fandom and year, as well as fanfic series. It was--interesting. And very, very anal. On my main lj sidebar are the ones currently mostly completed. The year split was originally because SGA hit over 100, so I had to split by year, but it does make it convenient to hunt down fic.

In conclusion: I still want a pony. Am considering stealing one somewhere.

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*hides biography notes*

Didja get my email?

Also, for those of us playing the home game:

What release parties and what movie?

Yes. Send soon? And whatever you want to do with the fic.

*g* Sorry. Harry Potter.


It took me a few minutes, but I finally guessed. My copy is coming to my apartment. I am not leaving the premises on the day it is due. I will then speed read so that I can once again read my flist in safety. One hopes.

I'll sit down with some tea and just read tonight. K? Mostly I assume you're looking for just glaring errors or things that are not one with the Force.


I'm at an anime convention Fri-Sun and now suddenly worried at the UNAVOIDABLE MASSES OF IDIOTS that will inevitably surface to scream out spoilers.


Am stuck between going to B&N to buy another copy or be like a good little girl and wait until I get home on Sunday to read it. =A= OH TIMING. WHY MUST YOU FAIL.

God, I know the feeling. *chews nails*

This motivated me to reread the adultery arc on your SV page, and I'd like to say, again, how incredibly good this is. I do hope there will be more stories in the arc. IMHO, this is one of the more likely scenarios in the whole Clark-and-Lex-get-together genre, and your characterizations are spot-on.

Hi, I was just skimming through my friends-of-friends list and noticed your comment about tags. Some time in June, iirc, LJ bumped up the size of the relevant databases so you can now have up to 1000 posts on a tag, but it doesn't work retroactively. Any old posts that were pushed out of the 100-slot database by newer posts added to that tag have to be retagged to get them back into the new, larger db.

I hope that made sense.

*wanders off in a too-tired-to-sleep daze*

Oh you rock. Really? But with new tags only?

Hmm. That will definitely help with the rec posts--the sga recs 2007 is up to thirty something already and that's just the recs I already had labeled.

Thank you!

It's not new tags only, it's any older posts that have been tagged and then pushed out of the database. The 101st post added to a specific tag dumps the first post out of the db, etc etc, so if you went over 100 posts on a tag before they changed the db rules, you have to go back and retag those older posts. If it's anything like the memories, just hitting 'edit tags' and then 'save' (without actually editing the tags) should be enough to get it back into the db. (I haven't played around with it enough to figure it all out for certain, but it seems logical.)

happy tagging!

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