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    Monday, March 10th, 2008
    12:37 am
    Old meme reused
    So I'm finally going back through my lj and adding tags to all the entries. Yes, I know I'm really late doing this. I've made it back to spring 2006 and found this meme posted that just struck me as maybe being fun to do again. So, as originally seen two years ago:

    Name a character from one of the following sources, and I'll tell you my three favourite moments or scenes with him/her in it.

    List of fannish sources: Supernatural, Buffy, Angel, Nightrunner novels, Doctor Who (classic and new), Torchwood, Star Wars (classic and prequels), Sentinel, Firefly, Heroes, Blood Ties (the books as I haven't seen all of the tv series yet), Dark Angel (season two only), Vorkosigan books, X-Men, Farscape, Babylon 5
    Friday, March 7th, 2008
    1:21 am
    New Torchwood Vid: Be Kind to My Mistakes
    Title: Be Kind to My Mistakes
    Vid by: [info]wolfling
    Fandom: Torchwood (series 1)
    Song by: Kate Bush
    Length: 3:02
    Format: Div-x avi
    Size: 24-25 megs

    Summary: They're a team as much because of their mistakes as in spite of them.

    Notes: So this is the vid, I've been talking about the last few days. It's for Sweet Charity, where I was won by [info]faos, who not so incidentally also won my the last time I offered a vid up for auction (the result that time was the Buffy vid Take to the Sky). This was a very good thing as far as I was concerned, because FAOS has a really good ear for picking out viddable songs that I would never have considered otherwise.

    I had a lot of fun making this, and if there's interest, I might go into more detail about my thought processes during, but for now, here's the vid:

    Download from my vid page.

    Or watch via Imeem ebedding... )
    Thursday, March 6th, 2008
    11:11 am
    So brutal honesty meme? Yeah, that was never going to end well. I agree with [info]sockkpuppett; honesty doesn't have to be -- and shouldn't be IMO -- brutal. If you can't figure out a way to say something honestly without making it a flame or blatantly hurtful, then maybe it's a "truth" that doesn't need to be shared.

    Also? If the only way you can leave an "brutally honest" comment is anonymously? Then maybe you shouldn't leave it at all. Because that sort of implies that you know that there would be consequences to what you said that you aren't willing to deal with.

    I haven't even clicked over to look at said brutal honesty meme -- much less participated -- because watching other people get blatantly hurtful things said about them isn't my idea of fun any more than having them said about me. It's an ugly side of fandom -- hell of human nature -- that I really don't have the time or energy to voluntarily subject myself to.

    That being said, one of the things I do love about fandom is whenever something like that does happen, there is usually a response that appeals to our better natures -- in this case a love meme, hosted by [info]notthequiettype. This one I'm whole heartedly participating in and happily so. My link is here.

    *goes to leave comments for others*
    Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
    4:10 pm
    Random Sunday babbling...
    So it's been a while since I updated. Work has been really really busy. The other regular closing supervisor is on vacation so I'm getting all her shfits. I just came off a 7 day stretch which I really hate doing. By the end of it, not only do I have very little patience left, but all my creativity tends to go out the window. This week coming up is a little better though so hopefully I won't be reduced to just staring blankly at my laptop after shifts again.

    Yesterday was the first day off I'd had since Feb 22nd and I finally was able to open up premiere and start laying clips down on the Sweet Charity vid that I'd only had time to work on in my head up till then. It's going really well -- I'm about 3/4s done now and have high hopes I'll finish before I go to bed tonight.

    This is the first vid I've made on this particular computer and while I had some codec problems when I started that I haven't so much fixed as found work arounds, I'm all happy and bouncy over how fast it is compared to my old computer. I guess four times the RAM and a faster processor to boot makes a helluva difference. It was a little shaky getting started -- I hadn't worked in premiere since I finished Sick Cycle Carousel for VVC premieres last year, but, like riding a bicycle, it all came back pretty quickly.

    I've found too, that my vidding process has changed a helluva lot since I first started vidding. Now I vid so much more in my head before I ever open premiere. There's much less guesswork about what to put on the timeline and I have a much more fleshed out and detailed idea of what I want to say before I start. I'm not sure if this is making me a better vidder per se, but maybe a surer vidder? Either way, I kinda like the change. :)

    Got my remix redux assignment and while I didn't get my first choice of fandom and the tone of this person's fic is almost like the anti-Wolfling fic tone*, I think I found something I can work with. I'll let it percolate in my mind for a few more days before attempting to start it.

    For whoever got me as their remix assignment, *waves* hi. Feel free to grab any of my stuff -- most of it is on the website, but there are a few that haven't made it there yet because I suck at updating same. Pretty much any of those can be found in my lj's memories. I'd say I hope you like slash, but I think there's a good enough sprinkling of gen mixed in there that it's not all about the slash.

    Okay, off to try and finish this vid....

    *being the anti-Wolfling fic tone isn't an insult or a bad thing. It just means it's really short on schmoop or situations I can work into schmoop easily.
    Monday, February 11th, 2008
    11:27 am
    Jensen makes even Mondays good
    I don't usually post things like this but this just was such a perfect way to start off a Monday...

    Jensen Ackles on the show Good News Week in Australia

    He's adorable and funny and wow, I want to eat him up with a spoon.

    Also, I finally got around to putting up one of the headers [info]lostt1 made me on my journal. It's taken me all this time to figure out which of the headers she made I wanted to use (at least use first) because they're all so gorgeous. And I was still dithering between that one and this one even as I was putting the header code in. It's an embarrassment of riches, it is.

    The one I went with is what I'm calling my Fandom High header. I play Dean and John (and a couple of other characters but those two the longest) in the game and this header shows some of the closest relationships of my characters. It makes me happy anyway to look at it and now I can every time I read my friends page. :)
    Thursday, February 7th, 2008
    10:37 pm
    Now *that* is my show!
    So just finished watching SPN 3.10

    Dream a little dream.... )
    Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
    7:24 pm
    Shameless begging? Pimping? Whatever you consider this.
    So there's a feedback meme and I threw my name into the hat. My thread is here.

    Also, people can still send my a valentine (yes, I'm shamelessly bringing it up again:

    My Valentinr - wolfling
    Get your own valentinr
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
    5:49 pm
    Oh thank gods...
    Just got my confirmation for Vividcon registration. *falls over* I'd got in at 12:02 but the number of people I'd seen on my flist having got their confirmations hours ago was making me start to be a little nervous.

    But! I'm in. Now I just need to find a roommate or two. *looks around flist* Here, roommate, roommate, roommate....
    Thursday, January 31st, 2008
    6:23 pm
    Pics of my new SPN sweet charity t-shirts
    As promised in my last post, I took some pictures of the shirts I got in the mail today...

    I apologize up front for any blurriness or whatever -- I don't take pics with my camera phone all that often.

    pictures behind the cut )

    ETA: These t-shirts were made (and handpainted, I believe) by [info]kimonkey7 for the Sweet Charity auction last fall where I was lucky enough to win her.
    2:36 pm
    New SPN, Sweet Charity Squee, FH Squee and Valentines
    New SPN tonight, yay!

    I originally had to work tonight, but got asked earlier in the week if I'd be willing to work Sunday and take Thursday off instead, apologizing for asking me to work on my off weekend. I of course didn't mention the fact that I'm thrilled to have Thursday off because I get to watch new SPN on the east coast feed.

    I got the last of the Sweet Charity things I won last auction today and all in all, everything's been very squeeworthy.

    My Sweet Charity goodies, let me share )

    So I'm publicly thanking all three of the ho's I won last fall because you are all seriously made of win.

    Which brings us to the current Sweet Charity )

    Speaking of SPN writing, I am still working on Into the West (the send the boys into the old west fic), but haven't much on it in the last week due to playing out a big plot in Fandom High with the Winchesters. We started planning it back in Nov 2006 and it turned out as wonderfully awesome as I could've hoped. There was a YED and a possessed Alec and a possessed John and Dean whumpage and Dawn whumpage and Karsite priests doing exorcisisms and we now have the groundwork laid for future playing with SPN canon in the game. (I'm hoping to get to a point where we can have Andy guest star because Andy!) But anyway, that's taken up most of my creativity the last couple of weeks but now that it's over I hope to get back to writing other things too.

    And finally, though I've never seemed to have much luck with Valentinie's Day and getting Valentines (in whatever form they're offered), I figured I'd put this up in case people do want to send me a valentine.

    My Valentinr - wolfling
    Get your own valentinr
    Thursday, January 24th, 2008
    1:21 pm
    It's only fair...
    So since I've participated in a few of these I suppose it's only fair I post it in my lj too:

    Leave a comment and I will:

    1. Tell you why I friended you.
    2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, a word etc.
    3. Tell you something I like about you.
    4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
    5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
    6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
    7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

    Also, just a reminder that Sweet Charity is still going on and you still have a chance to get me to write you a SPN fic or make a vid for you.
    Friday, January 18th, 2008
    11:57 am
    So this is just a drive-by pimp for Sweet Charity before I dash off to work.

    The total raised for the Writers Guild Foundation Support Fund is already over $4,000 which is amazingly awesome.

    Lots of hos are offering lots of really cool stuff, including me. I'm offering both a vid (from a choice of a number of fandoms) and a Supernatural fic of at least 1,000 words. So if you ever wanted me to create a vid about something paritcular or write a certain SPN fic, now's your chance to make me.

    So go, bid and bid often. Or something like that. ;)
    11:57 am
    So this is just a drive-by pimp for Sweet Charity before I dash off to work.

    The total raised for the Writers Guild Foundation Support Fund is already over $4,000 which is amazingly awesome.

    Lots of hos are offering lots of really cool stuff, including me. I'm offering both a vid (from a choice of a number of fandoms) and a Supernatural fic of at least 1,000 words. So if you ever wanted me to create a vid about something paritcular or write a certain SPN fic, now's your chance to make me.

    So go, bid and bid often. Or something like that. ;)

    Current Mood: bouncy
    Monday, January 14th, 2008
    5:37 pm
    Update, pimping myself for charity and vid meme
    It's probably a good thing I didn't make "updating my lj more often" a NY resolution because yeah. Still doesn't seem to be happening.

    But here I am and here's an actual update. I got lots of lovely cards from lots of people and I thank all of you. Especially though [info]whimsicalnotion for the Jaffa Cakes! (OMG love those), [info]maygra for the cookies and the wristband thingy, and [info]stageira for the flying pig key chain. :D

    I got a letter from the Canadian Revenue Service today saying they'd reassessed my tax return and discovered that I had almost five hundred dollars extra coming in refund. Which they have just deposited into my bank account. Yay, surprise money! That kind of letter from the government I don't mind getting at all. :)

    I'm trying to write a little every day, keeping up the momentum I got from doing mini-nano and then the holiday fic things I did. I haven't mentioned every day but I'm managing enough that I'm happy with myself.

    And, with that progress, I felt confident enough to ho myself out for Sweet Charity. They're doing a special auction for WG Industry Support Fund -- a fund to help out those being affected by the strike. I'm offering up a Supernatural fic of at least 1,000 words to the winning bidder's specifications. (Only Supernatural because that's pretty much where my muse is stuck right now.) I'm also offering a vid, winning bidder to pick the song/concept/theme/characters/etc as they wish and I'm offering up pretty much any fandom I have source available for and enough knowledge of to be able to work with. So if there was ever something you wished me to write or vid for you, you'll get your chance. Bidding starts Jan 18th.

    And speaking of vidding, [info]sdwolfpup has put up The Great Vidding Truth meme. You can leave anonymous comments for vidders with what you like/dislike/critique/etc about their vids. My thread is here if you have anything you want to say about mine. :)
    Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
    11:31 pm
    SPN FIC: Into the West, Part 1/?
    Title: Into the West 1/?
    By: [info]wolfling
    Fandom: SPN
    Rating: PG this part, but probably NC-17 in future parts
    Pairing: Sam/Dean
    Spoilers: up to AHBL part 2
    Word count: 3533
    Summary: Dean finds out how far Sam is willing to take both of them to break the deal.
    Author's Notes: And this is the other fic I wrote for a fic exchange this holiday season. It's written for [info]opprobrium for [info]spn_holidays. It's inspired by a combination of two of her prompts: Sam/Dean with an alpha and possessive Sam. Ideally a Sam who is consumed with breaking the crossroads deal and as a result becomes slightly obsessed with Dean. It wouldn't hurt to have Sam going a little darkside. and Sam/Dean Western AU. Featuring ancient Indian burial grounds, chaps,and Dean being the baddest ass that ever lived yet so very in love with his only brother.. As you can see, this is not the whole story; it seems to be growing more into one of my epics and since I tend to write at the pace of an arthritic turtle at times, what you're getting is the beginning of the fic, with a promise to continue with it until it's finished. Many thanks to [info]kayteaenbee for betaing.

    ''You're assuming I'd want to live in a world without cars, classic rock and M&M's.'' )
    10:36 pm
    SPN FIC: Into the West, Part 1/?
    Title: Into the West 1/?
    By: [info]wolfling
    Fandom: SPN
    Rating: PG this part, but probably NC-17 in future parts
    Pairing: Sam/Dean
    Spoilers: up to AHBL part 2
    Word count: 3533
    Summary: Dean finds out how far Sam is willing to take both of them to break the deal.
    Author's Notes: And this is the other fic I wrote for a fic exchange this holiday season. It's written for [info]opprobrium for [info]spn_holidays. It's inspired by a combination of two of her prompts: Sam/Dean with an alpha and possessive Sam. Ideally a Sam who is consumed with breaking the crossroads deal and as a result becomes slightly obsessed with Dean. It wouldn't hurt to have Sam going a little darkside. and Sam/Dean Western AU. Featuring ancient Indian burial grounds, chaps,and Dean being the baddest ass that ever lived yet so very in love with his only brother.. As you can see, this is not the whole story; it seems to be growing more into one of my epics and since I tend to write at the pace of an arthritic turtle at times, what you're getting is the beginning of the fic, with a promise to continue with it until it's finished. Many thanks to [info]kayteaenbee for betaing.

    ''You're assuming I'd want to live in a world without cars, classic rock and M&M's.'' )
    Sunday, December 30th, 2007
    6:46 pm
    FIC: (SPN) Cold Hands, Warm Heart 1/1
    Title: Cold Hands, Warm Heart ]
    By: [info]wolfling
    Fandom: SPN
    Rating: PG
    Pairing: Sam/Dean
    Summary: Sam warms Dean up
    Author's Notes: So one of the fic exchanges I took part in this holiday season was the [info]undermistletoe mystery schmoop challenge. This is what I came up with for that. The first vague ideas of this story(or at least what it was they were hunting) can be traced to a post [info]isabeau made in her lj last December. Thanks to her for the inspiration and to [info]kayteaenbee and [info]onefishjyuufish for betaing. :)

    Feedback of all kinds is gratefully appreciated.

    ''I'm not... I didn't get turned into ice, did I?'' )
    6:43 pm
    FIC: (SPN) Cold Hands, Warm Heart 1/1
    Title: Cold Hands, Warm Heart ]
    By: [info]wolfling
    Fandom: SPN
    Rating: PG
    Pairing: Sam/Dean
    Summary: Sam warms Dean up
    Author's Notes: So one of the fic exchanges I took part in this holiday season was the [info]undermistletoe mystery schmoop challenge. This is what I came up with for that. The first vague ideas of this story(or at least what it was they were hunting) can be traced to a post [info]isabeau made in her lj last December. Thanks to her for the inspiration and to [info]kayteaenbee and [info]onefishjyuufish for betaing. :)

    Feedback of all kinds is gratefully appreciated.

    ''I'm not... I didn't get turned into ice, did I?'' )
    Thursday, December 13th, 2007
    10:28 pm
    I love my show :D
    So I was in kinda a bad mood today what with having to work an early morning shift after closing last night, and the weather and the mall being full of stressed out people and all....

    And then I watched a Very Supernatural Christmas... )
    Monday, December 10th, 2007
    6:06 pm
    What I've been doing instead of being dead...
    So busy with work -- this is the first time since American Thanksgiving weekend that I've had more than one day off in a row (and I find I do need the two days in a row to fully decompress) but my schedule between now and Christmas has actually got better -- I'll have the next two weekends off. The time I am at work I expect to be absolutely madhouses because it's the mall. At Christmas. And we're selling caffiene. Lineups out the wazoo.

    I've almost got all my cards out -- just have five or six left to do whose addresses came in after my first batch. Xmas shopping? Is coming along. Still have a few things to pick up but I'm moving along with it.

    The holiday ficathons/secret santa things I'm taking part in -- one fic is over 1,000 words and stalled at the smut. My smut writing seems to be broken. :( I'll keep poking at it, but if it remains broken, there's mostly a complete story there and I can just tweak it to move the ending up before the smut. The other fic I have to do is already almost 2,000 words and probably could have at least that much again. Which, wow, is more I've written that isn't rp'ing in a while so that makes me happy. The way that fic is going, I can probably set it up as an establishy story in a series and just go back and play more in it at will. It could end up being ongoing fun.

    There's a Holiday love meme happening -- my thread is here. People I know need to sign up to so I can go say anonymous nice things about them too.

    Have received cards from [info]killerweasel, [info]faithfully_luna and [info]sharkie so far, thank you all.

    I keep meaning to do up the wishlist meme but yeah just haven't got around to it yet. But if anyone wants it, my amazon wishlist (amazon.ca, which is the one I keep up to date) is here. Other than that, any schmoopy fic (especially SPN) or pretty icons (especially SPN, are we sensing a trend here?) or really anything you think I'd like would be squeed over.

    I still need to give my relatives a Xmas list too, I seem to be sucking at asking for things this year.

    Right, off to leave some anonymous comments and then back to fic writing....

    Current Mood: cheerful
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