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So, internets, one of my biggest pet peeves is when someone requires me to do something regardless of what special circumstances I might have to deal with (i.e. how my university seems to assume ALL students who go there live in the area and not, say, 250 miles away like I do, and then schedule accordingly). Recently, one of my classes touched that particular nerve.

RANT THE FIRST: In which emerald_skies rants about a class project )

Aaand another rant about how fucking obsessed Americans are with their cars (aka RANT THE SECOND) )

Yeah yeah, whine whine whine, my life is so hard, etc., I just had to get that off my chest.

On a much less whinge-tastic (and much more random note), I was told today that it's possible for a person to be allergic to caffeine. Seriously. As someone who basically can't function without enough caffeine in her system to start a Starbucks franchise, my reaction was (understandably) something like this:

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Sheesh, I think I just figured out what my own personal tenth circle of hell would look like *shudder*

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"Don't find a fault, find a remedy..." -- Henry Ford

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Cheers.

P.S. - I just remembered I still need to beta fics for two people....*sobs quietly against computer screen*

*flop*

Sep. 23rd, 2011 01:45 pm
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Oof, I'm fucking finally finished (crikey, try saying THAT three times fast) with this week. FINALLY. I think this gif sums up my #feelingz pretty nicely:

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So, in "surprising developments" related news, I realized recently that, once my next paycheck clears in a week or two, I'll be able to ditch my current phone and get myself an iPhone! I'm pretty pumped, partly for the general gadget appeal but mostly because this means I will never, EVER be without internet access again.

Ugh, watch me get addicted to Angry Birds now, on top of everything else.

Also in the "surprising developments" department, I was poking around on my university's website recently and discovered that, provided I don't flunk any of my classes in this term or the next, I'll be graduating Cum Laude. Hell, if I make straight As again like I did last term, there's a microscopic chance I could swing Magna Cum Laude. Idk, it seems silly now that I talk about it, but it just surprised me because I started college thinking there was no way I could swing graduating with any sort of honors, so I just resolved not to even think about it. I guess this is proof that you shouldn't sell yourself short.

Anyway, I just have to survive two and a half more days of internetlessness and then I can set about to rejoining fandom (and hopefully getting rid of this little eyetwitch I've developed irl...) I'm pissed that I'm going to be missing yet another re-watch (*sigh*) more than anything else. Plus I want to try dipping my toe back into the Glee fandom by actually, y'know, making an effort to keep up with the watch-a-long posts.

And finally, on a totally unrelated note, I have a question for y'all. In the course of my tutoring work, I've been faced with a LARGE number of students who need help because English isn't their first language, and I find these cases especially challenging and headache-inducing. So my question is this; does anyone around here with experience in English as a second language (either teaching it or learning it) have any useful tips/advice to offer so I can help these students better? I'd really appreciate just about any insights at this point.

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"Time is flying never to return..." -- Virgil

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Cheers.

P.S. - Cosmic irony of the universe: one of my old friends from grade school has started using me as an unofficial shrink (again) right as I'm in the middle of dealing with some psychological shit of my own. It fucking figures, man.

P.P.S. - Dear meatheads/dudebros lifting free weights in the gym,

So y'all saw me walking by and decided to grunt/breathe/etc. much louder, apparently in some sort of attempt to look extra manly or something. Good on you. Here's the thing though -- I wasn't smiling because I was impressed, I was smiling because I was fighting down the urge to burst out laughing at how fucking ridiculous y'all sounded/looked.

Thanks for the much-needed laugh,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
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BREAKING NEWS: I GOT THE TUTORING JOB!! I'll be working as a university writing tutor on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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This is supposed to be gleeful flailing instead of angry/seizure-tastic flailing

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Dear maintenance guys working right outside my window,

I wish I could find words to describe how fucking much I hate you right now. I didn't think it was physically possible for ladders to make that much noise (much less the hammering y'all have been doing all goddamn day) but by God, you guys managed it. FUCK OFF ALREADY.

No love,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


ANYWAY, just in case any of y'all ever feel like you're a giant loser who needs to get a life, console yourselves with the fact that you'd have to try pretty hard to out-nerd me. Why, you ask?

I put fandom into my jewelry.

*facepalm* )

Finally, I got around to watching Lilo & Stitch today, and have decided that Stitch is officially my favorite Disney character of all time (OF ALL TIME). Does it seem weirdly fitting somehow to anyone else that my favorite Disney character is a psychotic little alien? I feel like that says something about me as a person psychologically...


Cheers.
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So I finished catching up on True Blood last night, and I have some things to say -- #feelingz, if you will.

Cut for spoilers or capslock or...gifs or something... )

I'll try to get caught up on Glee sometime this week so I can post a similar overall list of thoughts/feelings, for lack of actual detailed episode-by-episode reaction posts. Anyone who hasn't given up on the show yet is welcome to share thoughts of your own, I'd be most curious to hear them.

That being said, I just have a letter to mention and then I'm spent:

Dear jackass,



I don't know about you, but *I* thought watching you wipe out on your crappy BMX reject bike (after almost running me over with it on my way to class) was pretty fucking funny. Call me mean spirited or whatever, but it pretty much made my day. Thanks for the laughs!



--[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


I swear to Raptor Jesus, I'm getting so sick of bikers/skaters almost running my ass over on the way to class; I'm actively considering bringing a cane or some other sort of blunt instrument along with me to bludgeon/clothesline any more that decide I have less of a right to the sidewalk than they do.

(Why yes, I do have some violent impulses, why do you ask?)

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"What is easy is seldom excellent..." -- Samuel Johnson

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Cheers.
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Dear La Famille,

I understand your desire for me to handle the nuts and bolts of terminating my current flat lease and setting up my new one (which, among other things, involves a LOT of talking on the phone), but I'm really tired of y'all waiting until I get off the phone to tell me that I said something wrong (or didn't say something I needed to, etc). The whole "Here, I'll do it *snatches phone away*" is pretty fucking irritating too. I'm aware that I suck at being a responsible adult, but I'm probably not going to learn unless people tell me how to fix what I'm doing wrong instead of just saying that I did something wrong in general. Consider working on that?

Yours in frustration,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies (who, at the moment, is almost kind of missing being 17 and responsibility-free by this point)


On top of all this moving out shit, I still have to pack to head back up to university-land on Sunday, to pick up my vicious trained attack kitten from the vet tomorrow, and I still have to order my fucking textbooks.

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I would write to make myself feel better, but my muse has fucked off too. My life, SO FUCKING HARD.

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"History is a vast early warning system..." -- Norman Cousins

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Cheers.

P.S. - Not to mention the fact that I'm trying to re-route some of my budget to get new headphones since my current ones broke (due to possible cat predations). AUGH.
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Dude, I was ordering more of my meds today and I actually bothered to look at what my meds SHOULD cost -- let me tell you, internets, being crazy is fucking expensive. Thank Raptor Jesus for La Famille's health insurance or else I would be...like...negative broke. Seriously. I would have the opposite of money.

In other news, the air conditioner died yesterday evening (as [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle already knows because I spent most of last night whining to her about it). I wound up sleeping on top of my sheets in just a bra and shorts with my ceiling fan cranked up to full blast and I still felt godawful. I haven't sweated that much since I had the crazy death flu in my first year of college (and in that case it was because I had a fever of 105ºF). Just one of life's little reminders not to take things for granted, I suppose -- I actually have heard news reports about people without air conditioners here DYING (literally!) in the hotter parts of the summer. Thankfully, the repair guy showed up while I was gone this morning instead of three days later (or some such like what cable repair technicians pull on people).

Finally, I took my chemistry final (ha! See what I did there?) a couple of hours ago and actually...sort of did okay on it. I think. I was studying yesterday (and, again, whining to [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle) and was just about ready to commit seppuku by the time I went to sleep but actually? It wasn't that bad.

Of course, it's entirely conceivable that I still flunked it but fuck it, all my other grades in the class are As, it would be literally impossible for me to actually fail this class at this point so Idgaf. Freedom!

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(Side note: Raise your hand if you love the Despicable Me minions as much as I do XD)

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"Ring out the false, ring in the true..." -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Cheers.

P.S. - Dear Rick Perry,

You actually seriously think you stand a snowball's chance in Hell of becoming President?

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Subtitles: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Sorry, honey, people still remember Dubya, I don't think people are exactly pro-Texas yet. It probably doesn't help that you held a giant event to pray the economy into sucking less instead of, y'know, trying to make actual plans to attempt to fix it that don't involve divine intervention.

Shaking my damn head (and I'm a local!),
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
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Dear certain people on Twitter (and probably elsewhere as well),

Can you drop the hipster elitist attitude about how Amy Winehouse wasn't cool enough to count as a member of the 27 club? Because seriously, she's just as dead as the others, and any attempt to discredit her just sounds like you're glamorizing a life of self-destruction. I love Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix (and so on) as much as the next girl, but at least I don't kid myself.

Grumpily yours,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


Feelings, I has them. Anyway, since my attempt at normal sleep patterns failed again, have my last bit of writing meme!

Day Thirty(!!!): Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!

Le Batfic of course, hands down. Because I like the idea of ASkars/Brad as Batman better than Christian Bale (although I think CBale makes a good Bruce Wayne, if that makes any sense) and Nate wound up making the most fucking badass Commissioner ever written. Not to mention that [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n didn't laugh me off the internet for drawing comparisons between Walt and Dick Grayson!Robin. Plus pretty much every word out of Ray's mouth was so fun to write, I can't even come up with words to describe it.


Also, have another music that's even topically relevant to the post for once )


Finally, I leave y'all with a Life's Little Victories moment:

Life's Little Victory #47 - Going shopping for clothes and discovering (quite by happy accident) that you've dropped a jeans size.

I seriously think I actually did this in the fitting room:
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Agree? Disagree? Got other little victories to share? I'm all ears (er...eyes?)

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"Illusion is the first of all pleasures..." -- Oscar Wilde

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Cheers.
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Soooo yeah, Le Boyfriend and I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 together at midnight last night (er...this morning). It was pretty intense, honestly, and there was the usual requisite couple of people who showed up in interesting costumes, including a guy in the row in front of us who was in PERFECT Voldemort costume (right down to a bald cap glued against his skin) and a girl waiting to claim her tickets in a full-body Snitch outfit (gold unitard, wings, the works).

ANYWAY, I promised a reaction post, so here we go *cracks knuckles* )

This is a fairly skeletal reaction post, I'll probably add more things as they occur to me so feel free to check back from time to time or, if anyone feels so inclined, share your own noteworthy moments!

Finally, for anyone that's still reading this post by this point, here's the next part of the thirty day writing meme:

Day Twenty-Two: Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?

Um...nope. I'd like to, for sure, but I never seem to have a substantial plot bunny at the time that these things go down. Then there's also the fact that I'm horribly insecure about my shorter works (if you can call them that) even at the best of times, and also the lingering paranoia that my muse would crap out on me THE MOMENT I finished signing up for the fucking thing. Like I said in some post before; my neuroses, they are many.

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"You will go most safely in the middle..." -- Ovid

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Cheers.
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I had four straight hours of chemistry lab this morning. Four. Straight. Hours. It was mostly spent tediously rinsing and re-rinsing test tubes to mix 36 different combinations of the same six chemicals (and their various ionized forms). SO TEDIOUS GOOD GOD WHY. Also, while I'm on the subject, a letter... )

And then, after that, I only got about 45 minutes to lie on the couch and let my brain re-solidify before I had to run a bunch of time-consuming errands (like a motherfucking adult). So, as a result, I came home with a whopping tension headache and an utter lack of will to do anything that didn't involve as little movement or brain wave activity as possible. I wound up passing out for three and a half hours without even meaning to -_-

MOVING ON FROM THE WHINING, here's some more of my thirty day writing meme:

Day Eight: Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.

Oh boy, um...not really? Seven-ish years of being in fandom has somehow unconsciously drummed it into my head that it's pretty much impossible to write an OC without them turning into a Mary Sue/Gary Stu. The funny thing is, I detest that mentality on a conscious level, but I guess hearing about it enough combined just perfectly with my tiny, fragile creative ego such that I virtually never attempt OCs. On the other hand, I do have one other conscious reason why I don't do it; I feel like it takes my focus away from other characters. So, basically, I usually feel like I'm too A.D.D. to handle it :P

As for other people writing OCs, I say "why not?" If you can sell me on the OC without removing tons of focus from the canon characters or turning the character into an utter Mary Sue/Gary Stu, I'll cheerfully read it and salute you for it!


Finally, I have a question/idea of a sort; how are y'all's muses doing? Anyone bored and looking for something small to write? I ask because I was thinking of hosting something of a mini writing meme on here where interested parties could comment with a fandom they want to write in, and I would respond with a few lines of song lyrics and a pairing from that fandom, then you guys could answer back with comment fic of whatever length you want (at whatever pace you like).

Then again, this might not be the best idea, the last prompt I gave turned into roughly six thousand words of porn (in essence, my prompts seem to take on a mind of their own). Idk, let me know what y'all think.

Just because I'm feeling nostalgic, have an Idiot gif of Stark being molested by a horde of girls in sparkly negligees:

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Now, for those who are unfamiliar with American Idiot, these are girls that came out of the T.V. when his character was channelsurfing and settled on an Army recruitment commercial. Yeah. Amazingly, this wasn't even the weirdest part of the show.

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"It is easier to believe than to doubt..." -- Gene Fowler

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Cheers.

P.S. - [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle wrote me ~6,000 words of GK/Sons of Anarchy crossover fic that includes Juice being adorable and eventual Nate/Half-Sack action. NATE/HALF-SACK. So basically, [livejournal.com profile] looleebelle pretty much rules.
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Dear James McAvoy,

Much as I adore you and long to take raunchy, unlawful liberties with your person, you and Fassbender really need to stop trolling the internet looking for things to say to fuck with the fangirls. It's not very nice, I'm just sayin'.

Oh, who am I kidding, I still love the both of y'all.

Best,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


On the other hands, comments like that wind up spawning gifs like this, so I can't hate too much, but still, it's the principle of the thing.

(Y'all are welcome, by the way)

Oof, this whole post has me making this face:

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I'll just stop now while I still have some higher brain functioning.

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"Music is the soundtrack of your life..." -- Dick Clark

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Cheers.

P.S. - Happy birthday, actual Nate!
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Oof, I know the way my chemistry class is designed is meant to be convenient (all online except for the labs and final exam, which are in person), but I still think that anything requiring me to do science before ten o'clock in the morning constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. If I were a more proactive individual, I would consider putting the ACLU on this.

That being said, have a random odds and ends list (because the fandom part of my brain is still more or less in a coma):

1) A busty woman rant (cut for potential TMI) )

I know, I know, life is hard, cry moar, etc. etc. Just had to get that off my chest (ha!)

2) A web comic for those of us who frequently find life falling short of our movie-esque mental pictures

3) As someone who's been reading Dilbert comics (and buying books of them) for years, this disappoints me a great deal (potential trigger warning for talk of rape). It's sad that someone with a (mostly) pretty clever sense of humor has such a streak of internet neckbeard-ness. I s'pose I won't be buying Dilbert comic books/anthologies anymore.

And now back to lying around feeling crummy and waiting for the nausea to go away. Random bouts of unidentified disease/general malaise fucking suck, homes.

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"All serious daring starts from within..." -- Eudora Welty

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Cheers.

P.S. - Does anyone 'round these parts watch Sons of Anarchy? I've had it on my Netflix queue forever because Charlie Hunnam's character is a DEAD FUCKING RINGER for Le Boyfriend, but still have yet to watch it for some reason. Should I check it out?
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FACT #1: No matter how much fun they might be, doing certain dance moves from American Idiot while listening to the soundtrack will get you funny looks -- especially the invisible head banging when you (incorrectly) think no one is looking at you.

FACT #1a: If it looks goofy when the Idiots do it, you don't stand a chance in hell of looking anything less than totally ridiculous. Like this move, for instance:

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FACT #2: This gif amuses me far more than it probably should:

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FACT #2a: As does this one

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FACT #3: In three of my classes, I don't have anything else to worry about until their respective finals. The one class for which I don't have a final? Is the one that includes a group term project that's going to continue to take over my life in that remaining two weeks. It fucking figures.


FACT #4: Stomach bugs suck. They suck even worse when you have to drag yourself out of bed anyway to work on said previously mentioned term project.


FACT #5: It's generally a bad idea to roll your eyes and contemplate Silent Hill jokes when you hear a tornado siren outside, even if your power hasn't gone out and it's not even raining all that hard. It might possibly (read: definitely) be because a tornado touched down a few miles from campus.


Facts 3 and 4 are conclusive proof that the universe has a sick sense of humor. Oh well, at least the other ones are (relatively) funny, plus my temporarily lightened school workload means I should be able to get some more work done on my various fics...in theory *headdesk*

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"To be alive at all involves some risk..." -- Harold MacMillan

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Cheers.

P.S. - Potentially unpopular opinion, ahoy:

Dear international media,

Would it be possible for you to SHUT THE FUCK UP (or at least calm down) about the royal wedding? I rolled my eyes at the commemorative refrigerator (I wish I were joking), but speculating about whether or not their potential daughter might be allowed to be Queen someday? To the point of mentioning it as a potential topic to Parliament? That's just too much ridiculousness for me to take -- I mean, talk about counting your chickens before they hatch. In conclusion, RELAX (or at least pick less hideously boring people to obsess about).

Sincerely,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
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So, internets, I recently found out something interesting and rather mind-boggling through the wonders of Facebook. For a bit of background, one of my cousins recently joined the Army and made it through basic training. Sounds pretty normal, right?

Well, when last I saw him a few years ago, said cousin had vividly pink hair, a pierced lip, a pierced eyebrow, and a certain fondness for "borrowing" his little sister's skinny jeans and eyeliner. He was pretty much a Hot Topic poster child (complete with the phase where he told people he was bi just to be shocking). Also, he's almost six inches shorter than me (I'm 5'9") and scrawny as hell.

Surprised yet? Just wait, it gets better.

Now he's going to Ranger school. Seriously. My itty bitty punk/goth cousin wants to be a Ranger.

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My reaction was pretty much identical to the look on Stark's face

I'm so sorely tempted to give him all kinds of shit (being a Marine fangirl as I am), but this is apparently really giving his life direction and stuff so I'm being good. *sigh* Life is hard.


Now for a short letter:

In which I mope about one of my friends )

Yeah yeah, baww more, self, etc.

Aside from plans to spend the weekend reading Dresden Files books and trying to coax more crossover!fic out of my poor brain, that's all I've got for now. Are y'all alive out there? I know LiveJournal's been fucking up lately but it's still quiet even though things appear to have stabilized. Was there an alien abduction I missed?

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"Time passes irrevocably..." -- Virgil

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Cheers.

P.S. - In "yet another sign I'm a giant loser" news, Le Boyfriend and I were watching some Robin Williams standup through Netflix and I started laughing and generally fangirling when I realized this act was taking place in the St. James theater ("Oh my God! Oh my God! We sat right over there!"). Oh, ~memories~...
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Dear LiveJournal,

If you could stay up for more than thirty seconds at a time, I would really appreciate it. Honestly, this is just getting ridiculous now, I'm actually tempted to migrate over to Dreamwidth, even if it's just to crosspost shit back here.

Sincerely,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies (one of many frustrated users, I'm sure)


I'm told this is what's causing the clusterfuck.

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My reaction to the situation by this point

...Okay then. I'm still not sure I entirely understand the details of why the DDoS thing is happening, but hey, it's an explanation.

In other news, THINGS!

THING THE FIRST: I'm really, mightily pissed off at whatever Skynet rip-off is in charge of running my university's class registration. I was supposed to be able to register for next term's classes today, but I was told that there's a hold on my account (thus blocking my ability to register) until I meet with my adviser.

This wouldn't be a big deal if not for the fact that I've already seen my adviser. That's how I know what I'm supposed to be registering for in the first place. My adviser has yet to answer my frantic email asking what the fuck I'm supposed to do. My flailing, impotent rage, let me show you it.

THING THE SECOND: Le Boyfriend and I are getting a kitten! Some relatives of Les Neighbors found a box with three kittens in it and we're adopting one of them. We're still living in a no-pets apartment, but we're moving to a pet-friendly one at the end of this summer and Les Neighbors agreed to look after her at their house until then. Because she is a tortoiseshell (so, patchwork-looking and in Halloween colors), I've christened her Sally. Why Sally, you ask? Because I'm a giant nerd, obviously.

Naturally, about a bajillion pictures are soon to come :P

THING THE THIRD: I've officially become addicted to the Dresden Files books. Seriously, I CANNOT STOP READING THEM. Anyone else here like them? I'd love to have someone to flail with.

Aaaand that's about it. Stay tuned for even more vampire!AU within the next day or two. Now back to praying for LJ's speedy recovery and beating my head against the wall over my registration problems.

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"Life's more amusing than we thought..." -- Andrew Lang

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Cheers.
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Howdy doo internets! I come bearing loads of fic-y goodness, but first I needed to get something off my chest:

Dear sexist jackass in my Sports Psych. class,

The question on our quiz was whether or not it's true that exercise works at improving mood and/or reducing anxiety and depression just as well in women as it does in men. I fail to see what arguing that it doesn't because (according to you) women only exercise because they're more concerned about how they look had to do with that question. Also, you obviously have never noticed the astounding degree of vanity I've observed in a number of male athletes in my years as an athletic trainer. So not only do you fail at gender equality, but you fail spectacularly at situational awareness. Kudos!

Sincerely,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies (aka the redhead two seats behind you who rolled her eyes hard enough to possibly reverse the Earth's rotation when you spouted that line of bullshit)


Moving on to a less rage-inducing topic, more fic!

Title: Clean Cut All-American (Really Ain't So Clean) (Part 4/6)
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n
Summary: In which we hear the comedy of errors that was Stark's first days as a vampire, and Alex gets a clue -- or, rather, gets hit over the head with it, courtesy of an old friend.
Author's note: I would have posted this part sooner, but I a) forgot about it for the longest time and b) was dithering over whether this part (which is rather short) could stand on its own. I ultimately decided that it can, but included a preview to make up for it. Plus the next part is long and it's going to be worth the wait, I guarantee it ;)

Cleaning up to Stark's unusually meticulous standards winds up taking much longer than Alex thought it would... )

Also, because Part II of my GK/AI crossover is going to be a while and I only just recently found the inspiration (and the confidence in my research) to get started, I thought I would give y'all something of a preview of what I have so far to make up for the delay:

The first few days of the receiving phase pass in a haze of yelling... )


So, thoughts on either one? Like? Dislike? Think I need to get off the internet and find a more productive use of my free time?

That's all I've got for the moment. Stay tuned for more vamp!fic ([livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n and I are almost done with Part 5), and whatever else happens to tickle my fancy in terms of posting material. In the mean time, Sokka and Momo thank y'all for your time:

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"A good beginning makes a good end..." -- Louis L'Amour

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Cheers.

P.S. - I cleaned up the HTML for Clean Cut All-American as well, so it too now links all the parts to each other for ease of re-reading.
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Dear LiveJournal,

If you could unfuck yourself soon, I would really appreciate it. Because this is basically me right now:

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And my poor computer can only stand so much abuse.

Thanks (for nothing),
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


In other Glee-related news, FUCK YES. (Warning: slightly spoilerish)

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I don't care that my geeky joy is making me look like a total loser, I AM EXCITE.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] jean_iris and I totally had the best casting/episode/song idea ever:

[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: for real, this stark as will's little brother thing needs to happen
[livejournal.com profile] jean_iris: totally
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: and he needs to teach something so all the girls can sing Hot For Teacher
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: XD
[livejournal.com profile] jean_iris: lol xD
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: the powers that be could wait until he grows his hair back and then have him do a slow motion hair flip as he walks down the halls :P
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies: mostly because that makes the best mental image ever

THINK OF THE HAIR FLIP. I can't possibly be the only one who finds this concept hilarious.

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"Time, the devourer of all things..." -- Ovid

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Cheers.

P.S. - See my previous post for more Starsgard fic, lots of gifs, and general rambling goodness.
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1) Sign #527 that I'm a raging medicine nerd: I actually yelled at 3rd Rock From The Sun for mixing up supine (lying on your back) and prone (lying on your stomach). I'm willing to concede the difference between an embolism and an edema (I'm looking at you, House M.D.) as me splitting hairs, but supine vs. prone isn't THAT hard to fact check.

...or I'm still just a major nerd. MOVING ON.


2) Dear upstairs neighbors,

When your shitty techno is loud enough that I can still hear the bass even with my (incredibly loud) headphones on, it might be time to consider toning it down a notch. I'm all for loud music, don't get me wrong, but good God show some sense, or at least basic survival instincts.

Just sayin',
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


3) A little ASkars action because it's been forever since he graced a post with his presence )

Ooooh-wee....
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God, he cleans up so nicely.

4) And, in the spirit of saving the best for last, I come bearing a magic trick. Have any of you ever seen a fic rise from the dead? Well, first a little flick of the "magical" gasoline...

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And presto! You have now :D Anyone remember this?

Title: Picking Up The Pieces (Part 9)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies
Summary: In which the boys argue, and Alex sees an entirely unexpected side of Stark. Some things just have to be said, but don't worry, it's not for nothing.
Author's Note: Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pjvilar for helping to give this part some direction, and to all those who patiently listened to me whine and let me bounce ideas off them. Thanks, y'all <3

When Stark gets back, he finds Alex nursing a cup of coffee in the kitchen... )

Side note: I went back and cleaned up the HTML in the previous chapters (linked them to each other, put in summaries, etc. etc.), so it should be easier to go back and reread now for anyone who wishes to do so.

Five months has to be some kind of record in terms of fic comas, but hey, at least I fixed it! Stay tuned for more vampire AU at some point soon, plus some other goodies I have in mind. In the mean time, adorkable dancing!Theo thanks you for your time:

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"He that hopes no good fears no ill..." -- Thomas Fuller

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Cheers.

P.S. - Also, have one of the most adorable Stark interviews I've ever read. It's really old, but good God, it's worth it *_______*

P.P.S. - Oh Yellowcard, I don't care if liking you serves as conclusive proof that I'm stuck in 2004, this is just beautiful. My inner fifteen year old is pleased to see y'all back on the music scene again <3
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Dear Supernatural fandom,

Welcome back! It's been a while since the last massive fail, I was beginning to wonder.

Unlike the previous fails, however, this isn't just infuriating, it's asinine. I'm someone who's very nitpicky about how her stories come across, but I still have the fucking decency to put up a trigger warning (if something I write comes CLOSE to needing one), even if it winds up turning out that it wasn't necessary. Why? Because I'm not egotistical enough to believe that my ~artistic vision~ is more important than sparing someone a fucking serious panic attack.

Regardless of one's stance on putting trigger warnings in headers from the outset, it's not unreasonable to put one if a reader leaves a comment asking you to do so (and I'm talking about a legit one instead that passive aggressive nonsense I saw in that post). Really, I promise, the less than thirty seconds of extra typing that would actually distinguish you as someone with basic courtesy WON'T FUCKING KILL YOU.

In conclusion, I, much like President God here, frown on these fucking shenanigans like you wouldn't believe.
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Manners, LEARN YOU SOME.

--[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies


For something significantly less rage (or facepalm)-inducing, see my previous post.

Cheers.
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Internets, have I mentioned recently how much I loathe group work? I've been beating my head against the proverbial wall with one of my two groups over this semester for the last THREE HOURS (plus another two earlier this morning).

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Appropriate gif is appropriate

And so, in order to stave off the boredom (and the tension headache that is rapidly turning into a migraine), a couple of things:

1) Two letters pertaining to my Abnormal Psych. class... )

2) Another meme (this one courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] lunatics_word)

Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
Go to IMDb (or Wikiquote) and find a quote from each movie.
Post them here for everyone to guess.
Strike out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
NO GOOGLING.


Because it's me, one or two of these should be immediately obvious... )

(Or, if movies aren't your cup of tea, there are still a few unidentified songs over on my lyrics challenge)

It's been a very long time since I was last this cranky. Please send help.

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"Fortune and love favor the brave..." -- Ovid

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Cheers.

ETA: Five and a half hours after I showed up to the group meeting (so, 2.5 hours after I originally submitted this post), I return to Le Flat a broken, bitter shell of a girl. Fuck you very much too, college.
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1) Dear Texas weather,

I do not understand you. I give up. The average temperature last week was in the 30s (ºF) or so (see frozen campus fountain photo), and it's supposed to be in the middle 70s (ºF) this week? IN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY?

Fuck this shit, I'm moving somewhere that actually has distinct seasons (as opposed to Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas). Any New Yorkers on my flist feel like adopting me?

Sincerely,
[livejournal.com profile] emerald_skies (aka the girl whose nervous system can't take much more of this)


2) It's probably a bad sign of how weird and insane I am that I was cracking up over how the contents of my Funny Macros folder were moving largely in sync with Telephone - Lady Gaga & Beyoncé. Especially this one:

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Yes, I know this is from the Army's Telephone music video

I am so easily amused, it's kind of ridiculous.


3) Le Boyfriend has been acting shifty and evasive when I ask him what he has in mind for Valentine's today. I am slightly concerned but, given what happened the last time he was all shifty and evasive about a significant occasion, I'm also intrigued. I'll keep y'all posted if anything especially interesting happens.


4) I have a test in Abnormal Psychology in about...*checks watch* five hours. So far (over the last few days), studying for it has been going like this. I hate my brain sometimes.

All I want to do is sleep and work on my GK/AI crossover (or that Starsgard vampire!AU, but its no fun writing by yourself and [livejournal.com profile] mcl4r3n is much better at pretending to be a responsible adult than I am). And yet, I have two tests and two major assignments do this week.

The moral of the story? Fuck college. I wonder if La Famille would take it personally if I dropped out and descended into a glamorous life of crime blogging, compulsive snacking, and general slackerdom?

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"A good laugh is sunshine in the house..." -- William Makepeace Thackeray

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Cheers.

P.S. - For those who don't care about my whinings about life:

1) The most glorious Stark picspam post to grace this journal in a very long time (also known as "Conclusive proof that [livejournal.com profile] eiirene either wants to kill me or wants me to flunk out of college")
2) More fannish things (including the latest installment of Starsgard vampire!AU and a video of Poland's finest export being all Russian and adorable and stuff)

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