wibblylever: (SHBBC: UN POISSON)
How the hell do picky people with texture issues eat healthy?

I just tried to eat a piece of cooked broccoli and gagged.

wibblylever: (SHBBC: Londinium)
The spoils of the Stanford Library invasion:

Yep, all of those books are for research for fanfiction.


wibblylever: (GC: What.)
And on top of everything else, I've just found out that the medication I take for ADD has given me one of its rare side effects: dyskinesia.



Mar. 12th, 2011 10:41 am
wibblylever: (HaaH: INTERNET FOREVER)
Writing slump.

We hates it, Precious.

I've so many wonderful ideas and no will to write any of them.

Here, have a list of the WIPs that are not actually IP. )

And then there's some WIPs from ACD!canon that may never see the light of day. I might actually post those, if anyone's interested in seeing them. Some of them have potential and could even be flipped for BBC!verse, but I don't know if I can be arsed. I know a lot of this stems from personal stuff going on right now (I have major depression/ADD and we're trying to find the right combo of medication and therapy, which is making me a little nuts right now) but I can't help but feel that most of it is just my own ridiculous angst about writing. I can't get started, and when I can I hate everything I produce. I just want to crawl in a hole, play WoW and RP. Meh.

What are your methods of navigating the murky waters of writing doldrums?

PS: If you read this whole ridiculous post, ILU. <3
wibblylever: (GC: Escort.)
Okay, nothing like a disaster to put things in perspective.

I got off easy today.

Be strong, Japan. You've survived much worse. You'll survive this, too.

wibblylever: (ST: These colors don't run.)
Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] ashkitty:

These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Okay, the Star Trek thing notwithstanding, the end of the Shuttle program is breaking my heart. Yes, I know the things need to be retired, they're old and worn out and we need to focus on expanding our horizons (literally), but damn it, the Shuttle was a huge part of my life. I remember the first Shuttle launch, I remember climbing on the roof of our house to see the tiny, white V of the shuttle passing over us, I remember seeing the Challenger explode on TV in my fourth grade classroom... Space was a huge, huge thing in my house, partly because my mother was a Trekkie but mostly because I was raised as a nerd, by nerds, who loved the idea of a vast universe where anything is possible.

I can only hope the next phase of our space exploration is as awesome as the Shuttle was.

Thrusters on full.
wibblylever: (GC: Reynard's shame.)
It's not weird at all to use the Stanford libraries* for research when writing a fanfiction, is it?


Yes the libraries at Stanford University STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT
If you can't be arsed to Britpick a story set in England, featuring English people, speaking the King's English, then I can't be arsed to read it.

Honestly. John was in the British Army. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was an embarrassment of the American armed forces.

Do your research.
wibblylever: (SHBBC: I SCOWL ATCHOO)
Is Sherlock Holmes public domain?

I can't get a straight answer anywhere.

ETA: Why are comments suddenly screening themselves on my LJ? O_o
wibblylever: (SHBBC: The dynamic duo.)
[livejournal.com profile] help_nz!

My offering.

Please, any help is appreciated.
wibblylever: (SHBBC: Hey sexy)
Fandom fundraiser for earthquake relief.

Here is what I am offering.
wibblylever: (SHBBC: I SCOWL ATCHOO)
Surgery went fine, I have a little baggy of my teeth, haha. I am miserable but okay!
wibblylever: (Brit: Keep calm and yell assbutt.)

wibblylever: (SATW: Poor Finland.)
This weekend I have lofty plans:

- make my own Leipäjuusto (a fresh cheese that squeaks against your teeth, I had it while in Finland and it was SO GOOD)

(Speaking of things I had in Finland WHY CAN I NOT GET REINDEER MEAT IN THE US THIS IS NOT COOL I want delicious Blitzen wah)

- track down a cheese shop that carries Tetilla and buy the fuck out of it; there's a shop in SF that I might try, despite the fact it will take me TWO HOURS to get there by public transportation, argh

(I am a cheese whore. Seriously I have been reading about cheese for hours now. I love cheese, love it so much. Which is good, because I am otherwise lactose intolerant and cheese is the only way I get any calcium beyond vitamins. ALSO IT IS TASTY)

- bake soda bread

- make my awesome creamy scrambled eggs (seriously these are the best eggs, these are morning after eggs, these are marry me eggs)


- order a case of Club Orange off the internet because goddamn I love me the bits

Of course, what will happen is that I will A) oversleep and B) play WoW and read fanfiction all weekend. Because I am PRODUCTIVE and useless.
wibblylever: (SHBBC: The dynamic duo.)
Note to self: when musing aloud on possible Sherlock plot bunnies, think before posting to your LJ lest you find yourself suddenly collaborating with [livejournal.com profile] irisbleufic again.

(Not that I'm complaining, mind! Just realising what a dangerous thing my brain + her brain + LJ can be, muaha.)


Feb. 3rd, 2011 07:43 pm
wibblylever: (DW: Stetsons are cool.)
It occurs to me had John Watson been an American war veteran, he would not have wound up with a job (part-time or otherwise) and a flat in the heart of a major city. Instead he'd probably be homeless, fighting with Medicare and the VA who nickel-and-dime him over what little benefits he qualifies for because he had the gall to come back from the war alive, and cultivating a drug problem in an effort to cope with the pain and PTSD the US government denies he has. He doesn't get therapy, except when he wanders into a church on the colder nights. Oh, he'd totally still have his gun, though. It's tucked in the pocket of his fifth-hand coat, and he can feel its weight shift when he holds out his battered Starbucks cup for change.

And Sherlock, were he American, would have grown up on the Upper East Side, raised entirely by nannies, educated at exclusively private schools (probably French), developed a coke habit in high school, been subjected to a string of therapists and one aborted stay in a rehab facility, had the crap beaten out of him by the football team, first because they decided that he's gay and then because he refused to blow them behind the cafeteria, eventually dropped out of Columbia and ends up living in an apartment in Alphabet City, likely subsidized by his brother. He's been busted seven times as a suspected meth lab, except he's only conducting experiments in his kitchen, and he gets his body parts from Mike up at Columbia, or from the East River.

Man, it's strange what my brain comes up with when I'm tired.

He's talking about copyright, but when I read it I immediately thought of fanfiction:

"I once found a little excerpt from Balzac. He speaks about a young writer who stole some of his prose. The thing that almost made me weep, he said, "I was so happy when this young person took from me." Because that's what we want. We want you to take from us. We want you, at first, to steal from us, because you can't steal. You will take what we give you and you will put it in your own voice and that's how you will find your voice.

And that's how you begin. And then one day someone will steal from you. And Balzac said that in his book: It makes me so happy because it makes me immortal because I know that 200 years from now there will be people doing things that somehow I am part of. So the answer to your question is: Don't worry about whether it's appropriate to borrow or to take or do something like someone you admire because that's only the first step and you have to take the first step..."

- Francis Ford Coppola


Jan. 27th, 2011 08:17 pm
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Haircut! :D

I have so many WIPs, some that have not even left my head yet?

- Good Omens!crossover, wherein John is an angel.

- The Graveyard Book crossover, wherein Sherlock was raised by ghosts.

- Narnia crossover, in which the only person who listens to a tiny Sherlock is a lion.

- Dr Who crossover, High Octane Nightmare Fuel.

- Kidfic, wherein Sherlock inherits a son and John falls in love.

Seriously, it's out of hand. I don't know which one to work on first. I'm procrastinating mightily, half because I'm violently ill and half because I've really been WoWing it up lately. It's a good distraction when you're sick, and Cata+awesome guild has made WoW really freaking fun again.

As it stands:

Faintly - Worgen druid, 85; boomkin/feral (tank)
Vendaa - Draenei hunter, 80; beast/survival
Yvaane - Draenei shaman, 42; abandoned for a while so she has no spec at the moment
Beltany - Human mage, 41; fire/frost, just transferred over
Cumberbatch - Worgen rogue, 30; subtlety/assasination, though I can't really decide on a spec for him

The rogue will be interesting, as will bear-tanking, because I have only ever played ranged DPS. I keep trying to kitty it up in Heroics but then I die because I did something stupid (i.e. stood in the bad, got cleaved, whatevs) and I get frustrated and pop back into chicken. :/ Fortunately my guild is supportive and lets me be an idiot, and for some reason lately the PUGs I've been getting have been patient with me and my many, messy deaths. Who knew?

PUG story: Did Heroic Stonecore on random the other night, and we had serious issues at first. Right before Mr BREAK YOURSELVES UPON MY BODY, we accidentally pulled two of the trash mobs - AND the boss. And we lived. I had to Innervate the healer twice, then I had to heal for a bit (Tranquility ftw), and then I brezzed the tank when he went down. I still have no idea how we managed but it was pretty awesome. :) Hurray for nuclear owlbears!



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