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just stuff

real life things

The friend's bachelorette weekend came and went two weekends ago (I'm just a lazy face lurker who doesn't post). We left very early Friday morning, got to Montreal around 1:00 pm, checked in and promptly crashed in the hotel room. Good things that happened: poutine, lots of drinking, poutine, shopping, clubs (of the regular dancing and strip variety), wandering the streets of Montreal at 3:00 in the morning, and even more poutine. Bad things that happened: poutine, getting sick from the weather, cat fights in the hotel room, and the 9.5 hour drive back to Toronto.

I don't think I have eaten that much fries + cheese+ gravy in my life. Ugh.

Pinterest in a little crazy. I see all sorts of pretty things that I like and want to repin but for some reason I don't and then I find myself drifting to tumblr to reblog pictures of Tom Hiddleston.

work things

I'm kinda falling out of love with my job. Not the job per se (I love the field I'm in and there's so much potential in it) but the actual work place. It's so dull and staid and quiet and boring. Lately I've been wanting to claw my face off because it's so quiet. I'm not interested in our projects any more and it's starting to show and I hate that it's starting to show because I've never been less than 110% on the job. :( I've started looking around for new jobs, but not in any real earnest in the off chance that I fall out of the funk I'm in and start loving my job again.

fandom things

I've been reading a lot of Suits and Tony/Loki fics lately. :D But! I've missed both new episodes of Supernatural so far. This makes me weep.

Have submitted my hd_fanart Art Fest. I really loved the prompt and it was glorious to go back to drawing pretty boys in pretty things. There are quite a few other fanarts that I really have to get a move on in drawing.

I also need to get a move on my hd_holidays thing. Is there anyone that would be willing to help me come up with something? I seem to be at a loss on what to draw for my recipient.
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hello, hello


October 22 marks my 10-year LJ anniversary.


Which means I have known some of you for that long and even more for nearly that long. And it's a real shame that we've never met in real life. I could be passing you on the street every day or working in the same building as you (these two scenarios are highly unlikely but, what if) and never knew it. Me/Fandom = the longest relationship I've ever had, lol.

Anyway. I'm going to Montreal this weekend for a friend's bachelorette thing. It went from Vegas to Cuba to NY to Montreal. The girl doesn't know how to make up her mind. I wish I could bring my drawing things with me so I can get some fanart done. But sadly, I don't think my friend will take too kind to my drawing slashy manlove while she's trying to have a good time.

Art post soon!
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on podfics

Happy Friday, all. It's rainy and gross and I just want to curl up under my blankets in my room with the blinds drawn up so I can see the rain come down and read all day. Or sleep. Both will do equally well. Except I'm at work. D: My only consolation is that I downloaded a couple of podfics last night and will be listening to those today.

I started downloading Steve/Tony ones because I think I may have exhausted the Thor/Loki tag at jinjurly. I'm fairly new to the podfic phenomenon (I know, late as always) so if anyone's got any recs on other places to find said podfics then please share!

I play themin my car on an FM transmitter during the drive and I always wonder what people think when they catch stray snippets on their own transmitter. Lol. I especially wonder this when during a sex scene. Sometimes I look around at the other cars when I'm at a stoplight and snicker to myself.

Podfics in general make me very happy. I love hearing other people's voices and their accents and inflections and the way they bring life to the characters. It's amazing, really. ♥

In other news, there's this picture of Tom Hiddleston floating around:

In it he's holding up a fan-made Wendy. The first time I saw it I thought it was one of the moustaches I made for projectwendy and I almost had an aneurysm because oh my god Tom Hiddleston touching something I made and holding it up to his face and being all cute and perfect and himself about it. But upon closer inspection, I've concluded that it isn't a Wendy of my own creation. It's for the best, anyway, because I would have lost my shit if it was.
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a little of this, a little of that

⇒ So work has eaten me up and spit me out and I am now beginning the road to recovery armed with lots of fic and Tom Hiddleston on my dash. For all that I complain that I'm not usually busy, it's a real bummer when things do get busy and get really insanely busy. But anyway.

⇒ The pole dancing thing was incredibly fun! A little embarassing (I'm glad I knew everyone in the room) but very fun. I highly recommend it. :D We learned a couple of basic spins, slid down the poles, learned some sweet chair dancing techniques, and shook out our hair very sexily a lot. The instructor played Pour Some Sugar On Me as our last song while we put our "routine" together, lol. I have to say, though, my arms killed. They didn't hurt so much on Sunday, but I swear, by the time I woke up Monday morning moving my arms felt like the worst thing in the world. Even raising the hand brake in my car was painful. I had to lock my arm and yank with my whole body. They were still hurting something awful yesterday. D:

⇒ My author had to drop out of bigbangbigbang so I decided to drop out too. I will be cheerleading from the sidelines, though! Maybe I might sign up for avengersfest after all.

⇒ I read this a little while ago: Stranger Than Fiction by alphera. It's short and funny and basically mashed two fandoms that I love into one awesome thing. Basically, Loki is Sherlock and Mycroft's Mummy. :D :D :D

⇒ I need to catch up on a lot of things, mainly comments, recent fics, and pretty art.
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oh just some things

On fests and sign-ups and things:

Has anyone signed up for avengersfest? I'm a little on the fence about it. I haven't drawn anything Avengers related yet and I don't want my first foray into the fandom to be a fest and then have it turn out looking dumb.

I have, however, signed up for hd_holidays. \o/ I was on the fence about signing up for this one too, but since it's the last time it'll be run I figured I might as well take part. It's a little sad to know that it won't be back next year considering how it's such a big and well-loved H/D staple.

On real life things:

Tomorrow is my friend's bachelorette wherein we'll be learning how to pole dance. Lol, I anticipate being very sore come Sunday. Perhaps I might even sprain something (I hope not, but I can't rule it out).

Work has been so hectic lately! My boss keeps coming up with new studies which all require a shit ton of paperwork. Ugh, I'm totally going to get carpal tunnel from the computer work I've been doing. But I don't really mind considering that it makes the day pass by a lot quicker.

So I've been trying to lose weight and I'm doing okay (though, I still have some ways to go) except I can't seem to shrink my belly and my flappy wing arms (very attractive, I know). What's the solution? More cardio? Weights? Help me, instruct me O Fitness Gurus on my flist!

Other miscellaneous things:

Tom Hiddleston continues to be a handsome, charming, life-ruining bastard. Collapse )

I need to lay off the coffee for a little while; I'm starting to feel twitchy. And I think that (way) too much caffeine in my system is contibuting to my inability to have a good night's sleep. I've been sleeping poorly and getting really tired at work.

Olympics! It's a week late, but how cool was the opening ceremony?! Very. Canada's not doing too badly in the medal standings - 2 silver and 5 bronze. Go Canada! :D
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travel questions and fic rec

Guys, what's fun to do in Montreal and Chicago (i.e. clubs, restaurants, shopping, etc.)? Those are our top two choices for my friend's bachelorette trip and we're trying to figure out some things. Also, how are hotel costs for those two cities? Airfare to Montreal via Air Canada start at $64 for the days we want to go, which is pretty cheap.

So I read this yesterday:

Good Inside by glayish (Thor/Loki, NC17, non-con/dub-con, object insertion)

“Is this supposed to shame me, Thor? I thought you could do better. But I should have known.” Loki bares his teeth and when he speaks into Thor’s ear he makes sure his words bite.

“There’s not enough good in you to take the bad out of me.”

ASLDJFHSJKALDFJKL THAT FIC. The thing was universally hot but if I had to pinpoint the part that made me go UNF was this: “Watch,” Thor’s voice is dark and rough and deep. “Watch how far inside I can get the good to go.”

And I also watched The Hollow Crown yesterday afternoon. For the remainder of the day I couldn't say anything except variations of OMG THOMAS HIDDLESTON YOU COMPLETE AND UTTER LIFE RUINER UGH THE THINGS YOU MAKE ME FEEL GODAMN YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE.

I have so many things I want to draw but I don't have the time to draw them!
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just some random things

Happy (belated) Canada Day and Happy 4th of July!

June was such a busy month for me but so far July seems to be less so. Of which I am glad because August is going to outright suck. Well, not really, but it sure is going to be busy as balls. I've got a bachelorette party, a wedding, an engagement party, birthdays, and random out of town family members popping in for a visit. August is going to stretch me past my social limits, OMG.

Has anyone taken stripper pole-dancing and lapdance lessons before? That's what we're doing for the bachelorette party. I'm a little excited about the lapdance lessons but not so much for the pole part.

On a more fandom related note, my posting date for xmenreversebang is this Saturday. :D I can't wait to read all the awesome fic that's sure to come out of the RBB because the art that the stories were based on are awesome themselves. Also, cClaims for bigbangbigbang is also happening next week. I am excite!
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fic rec and fascinators

Die A Little Longer by favicontyrotheterrible (Loki/Thor, NC17)

"Mustn't be rude, brother. Did our nursemaids never teach you manners?"

Ugh. I never realized how much I needed bottom!Thor in my life until after I read that.

Anyway. I'm going to a bridal shower on Sunday and the theme is "high tea", therefore fascinators are mandatory. Flisters in the Toronto/GTA area, where can one buy a fascinator?