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[sticky entry] Sticky: Prompts?

Sep. 22nd, 2015 12:31 am
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Hey guys - this post is going to be a sticky, so feel free to come back to it whenever you fancy! I'm doing my best to make it easy to find.

I WOULD LIKE YOU GUYS TO LEAVE ME PROMPTS, IF THAT'S OKAY. Any fandom you think I'm into or would like, any/no pairings, as many comments/prompts as you'd like. I just... Want to make a repository of things for me to write in the future that's a bit less intimidating than going through the [community profile] ff_exchange backlist. Like, I won't promise that I'll get to everything, but I really like the idea of having a fixed place to look for inspiration?

PLEASE HELP ME TO SEE HOW LONG THIS CHAIN OF POSTING FIC EVERYDAY CAN LAST.
spindizzy: (why)
I am trying to write a fic involving mostly functional adults who have never punched each other in the face or attempted to kill each other, do not live violent lives, do not use confidence/wordplay/misdirection to avoid awkward conversations, and are very upfront with the fact that they have feelings.

THIS FEELS WEIRD.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING.

THIS FEELS LIKE BEING A BIKER AT A FAIRY TEA PARTY EXCEPT THAT'S AN AWESOME IMAGE AND I WANT A LEATHER JACKET WITH FAIRY WINGS STENCILED ON THE BACK NOW.
spindizzy: (Long way down)
I interviewed for an assistant-in-charge job at Library 3 (L3), and I completely blew it! I just didn't know enough about the role (I spoke to a couple of assistants in charge about what they did, but I didn't ask the right questions, obviously), and I didn't give detailed enough answers, and ugggggh. I am embarrassed.

I thought I was faking confidence well enough, but one of the ladies at work who saw me before I went in was like "You were shaking like a leaf when you went in!" and one of the interviewers specifically checked on me after my interview, because I was working a shift at L3 after my interview. *lies on floor* Apparently she just wanted to pat my hands during the interview and tell me it would be okay! orz

THE UPSIDE OF ALL OF THIS is that apparently very few library assistants ever make it to interview for assistant in charge roles (either because they don't apply for them or they don't get short listed) so I can take a lot of pride in getting as far as I did. ;_______________;

But yes, some of the questions were really... Specific? I'm used to kinda generic plug-and-play interviews, but this one had specific questions about L3. Like "We have a lot of older established team members who've been here for decades and some newer members of staff, how would you encourage them to work together" and I'm there like "Mate, this is about the fact that you have fucking factions in this library, isn't it? Because you totally fucking have factions in this library who HATE EACH OTHER and one of them will gossip very loudly and angrily in front of the customers and protip the first thing I would do is nip that shit in the bud." But I was really bad at treating this as a hypothetical and they could apparently see me trying to be circumspect about the backbiting and infighting I'd seen here, so they had to specifically go "It's okay, Susan, everything you say here is confidential" before I could relax and actually answer the question.

Actually, no, ON THE UPSIDE: the backbiting and infighting is not my problem! FUCKING MARVELLOUS! \o/
spindizzy: Picture of a man blushing. (I love you too)
Me: I will watch episode nine and then do my episode four reaction shot!
Me after episode nine: Oh wow, literally everyone I know who is watching this show is telling me to avoid spoilers for episode ten. Maybe I should borrow Lex's Crunchyroll account and watch it now!
Me: *does that*






Me: OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK HAVE I JUST PUT IN MY EYES ALSO OMG MY SHIP ALSO THIS HAS LITERALLY TURNED EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED UP TILL NOW ON ITS HEAD AND NOW I NEED TO REACT TO EPISODE TEN OUT OF ORDER BECAUSE EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYONE'S MOTIVATION MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW THAT I HAVE SEEN THIS FUCKING EPISODE.






Me: *flips table*
Me: *continues to scream in [personal profile] thebaconfat's general direction because oh my god I can't even deal with this.

spindizzy: Alice waving her arms with a love heart over her head. (Hug me!)
HELLO FRIEND HUMANS, LET US DO THIS THING ONCE MORE. For the record, this episode's official title involves the phrase "I am Eros, and Eros is me?!" and that should be your fair warning for this series, I guess. (Q: How many times did I mix up Yuri and Yurio's names? A: DO NOT ASK ME ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.)

Oh, and because I apparently forgot to mention this: Yuri on Ice! Free and legal to stream online in subtitled form! It's on Crunchyroll, I don't know which licensing areas it covers but I can get it in the UK and I know some people are watching it that way in the US, apart from that I'm... Not sure I can help, sorry loves.

Previous yelling: episode one, episode two.

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ETA: NO. FRIEND HUMANS. I HAVE REMEMBERED WHAT IS IN EPISODE FOUR AND OH MY GOD HOW DID I FORGET THAT FOR EVEN A SECOND, OKAY, THIS IS GOING TO REQUIRE SO MUCH CAPSLOCK.
spindizzy: (Ready when you are)
OKAY, IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE DOING THIS. *drinks* I wasn't sure if I was gonna do the whole series, but I guess I might as well?

Yelling about episode one here!

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spindizzy: Young Goku holding a candle. (Here comes a candle)
Today I remembered that some of the food in the fridge was bought by me and I could eat it! I have prior for buying food, putting it in the fridge and then... Forgetting that I could eat it? Like, as soon as it goes into the fridge my brain tags it as [twitter.com profile] sithe's food and not for me, but today I remembered! And ate MULTIPLE MEALS. Tiniest achievements, yay!

(No lie, I was mostly asleep this morning and then remembered that I had bagels in the fridge so hard that I woke up! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
spindizzy: Alice waving her arms with a love heart over her head. (Love hearts!)
I said I would do it, and look! Here I am! TOTALLY NOT just doing this so I have an excuse to rewatch the entire series, not even slightly. >_> I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT MY QUEERBAIT ON SKATES, OKAY, AND THE BEST WAY TO EXPRESS THESE FEELINGS IS BY YELLING IN ALL CAPS INTO A WORD DOCUMENT.

I MEAN.

UH.

I AM AN ADULT, THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE. *adjusts fake moustache and runs away*

Initial reaction shot is here, the twitter thread with my yelling in real-time is here. I might also refer to some stuff from this post about mistranslation in the Crunchyroll subs, because it is a nice resource and also if it's accurate the subs are somehow still LESS GAY than the original.

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spindizzy: Alice in chibi mode looking really confused, with the text "curiouser and curiouser" above her. (Wait what)
  • I didn't get the job I interviewed for on Monday, WHICH IS FINE. I can always apply for other things! It will be fine! It was good interview experience! I have another one on Thursday for the job I'm not sure I want (managing a bunch of backbiters SUPER FAR AWAY, but also the shift pattern is SO GOOD), so we'll see how that goes. Either way, I'm probably going to have to actually officially start job hunting come the new year, because I spoke to my manager and a) she doesn't know if contracts are going to be renewed next year, and b) even they are, they're only being renewed till June to see who wins the election and how that affects our budgets. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I was SO GOOD and didn't pointedly mention to the two confirmed Brexit voters (one of whom was the manager in question) that if they hadn't voted Brexit maybe we'd all be more likely to keep our fucking jobs. (... Mainly because I think I'm the only one at the library who has NO permanent hours so I'm the main one this affects. Or at least I'm the only one with "(Temp)" after my name on the timetable.)

  • I got my ears pierced yesterday! I meant to do it on Monday after my job interview, but the place I was going to go is apparently closed on Mondays. Ended up going to a place in town that [twitter.com profile] captainraz likes, but when I told her that they used a piercing gun not needles (IDK) she was really disappointed in them. IT IS FINE, I was in for maybe five minutes, and now I have bits of metal in my ear that I keep wanting to poke! And I have to clean them with a saline solution twice a day instead of doing that, gaaaaaaah. But, on the plus side, I have dived FACE FIRST into Etsy and there are so many cute things. Current plans:
    1. Acquire an N7 hoodie and a pair of earrings with the Paragon and Renegade symbols on, become the Commander Shepard I want to see in the world.

    2. Acquire enough earrings that I can wear a different pair every day for a month with no hesitation or repetition. #earringpocalypse (Thank you [twitter.com profile] splend!)

    3. Avengers Academy is on a break from events and this is SO GREAT, I am actually enjoying playing it for the first time since... Halloween? Maybe? And I have finally got a chance to get the Hulk! (... But seriously, where did all of this "Every male character except Union Jack wants to date either Black Widow or Wasp, no exceptions" thing come from and can it go back into its hole now?)

    4. I'm sure there was something I wanted to chat about but I can't remember what it is. I have an exam on Tuesday that I've not practiced for enough? ... Did I tell you all that I'm studying sign language? Um, if not... Hi! I'm studying sign language! I'm really bad at it because I can't take notes! I have an exam tomorrow and it's LITERALLY a two minute conversation, but I am TERRIFIED. I will hopefully be fine! Maybe! I am confident in my ability to make most of the signs I need, but I am not as confident in my ability to read all the signs I need, if that makes sense? Like how I can fingerspell fine, but reading fingerspelling is my greatest fucking weakness.
    spindizzy: Picture of a man blushing. (Th-thank you)


    Vaguely related to Hannibal (trust me, we'll get there), so there was a Playstation event this weekend, and new trailers have dropped! I'm not looking into things because SPOILERS, but apparently there's going to be a new The Last Of Us game (I will play The Last Of Us, I promise!), and a new Uncharted game STARRING CHLOE! I AM SO STOKED, CHLOE IS SO GREAT. Apparently the whole game is an opposites-attract thing where she teams up with someone called Nadine (I haven't played Uncharted 4 yet, I assume she's from that?) and they commit crime. I am excited! :D :D :D And there's going to be a new DanganRonpa game, which might be relevant to [personal profile] rionaleonhart's interests?

    Other games:
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    spindizzy: (Backwards and in heels)
    I was out without my laptop so ended up writing on paper like a FUCKING SAVAGE and photobucket's mobile interface is, if possible, even worse than its regular interface, so... Posted it on twitter! Ineffective, but the chain remains unbroken!


    spindizzy: A stick man sitting a desk looking cross-eyed and saying "Im a riter" (im a riter)
    I'd ask how this happened, but I know EXACTLY how this happened.

    1) I start a thing! Good job me!
    2) It is late in the day when I start the thing, bad choice me. I get a good chunk of the way into the thing, and then I decide to Go To Sleep. Good job me!
    OPTIONAL STEP 2A) I go back to work on the thing! Yay! Good job me! And then I decide to Go To Sleep because it is always late in the day when I start writing things! Questionable choices, me!
    3) I want to work on the thing, but it is late in the day and I am too tired to do this draft the justice it deserves, so I go back to step 1 and this cycle starts again.

    This has a very simple solution, which is "Don't wait until arse o'clock to start writing," but also if I have time during the day to write I try to prioritise [community profile] ladybusiness stuff because that is more important. Basically, my problem is, as always, time management and motivation, who knew.

    BUT, THINGS I HAVE FOUND WHILE MAKING THE SPREADSHEET THAT INFORMED ME THAT I HAVE 103 WIPS:
    1. I have a file just labelled "Steve and Tony and naps" and this was not the adorable cuddle pile that I was hoping for.

    2. (Having a consistent file-naming scheme is THE BEST PLAN EVER and I wholeheartedly endorse it. Mine is super simple! It's either "Fic - [Fandom] - ["Helpful" description of contents]" or "LB - [Type of post] - [Title of whatever I'm talking about]" IT IS REALLY HELPFUL.)

    3. I still have a Ronan/Gansey fic in progress because "sex like war on the hood of the Pig" is the best description I have ever written.

    4. I am 100% here for "My brother is an assassin/mercenary on the run from his former organisation and I am smarter than him and not here for his protective nonsense" just going by the fact that there are MULTIPLE FICS with this trope on my list. Any recs?

    5. AvAc!Loki being bad at people is my favourite thing to write about.

    6. (I AM DISTRESSINGLY INTO LOKI/UNION JACK WHERE UNION JACK IS GOING INTO THIS WITH HIS EYES OPEN AND LOKI HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE'S GETTING INTO. HELP.)

    7. WHY IS ALL OF THIS MADOKA MAGICA DISTRESSING AND SAD. WHY CAN HOMURA NOT JUST HAVE NICE THINGS.)

    8. (I have so much Final Fantasy fic in all of [personal profile] renay's pairings, guys, you don't even know how much, or rather you do, the answer is nine, ten depending on how she feels about Paine/Rikku. *cracks knuckles*)

    9. "I don't write that many crossovers," I tell myself, completely ignoring the fact that I will cross any fandom into Shadowrun if you leave me alone long enough and also my preferred form of "Everybody lives" AU is "They wouldn't die even if you killed them" which means Baccano crossover. Also ignoring the One Piece/Madoka Magica crossover because I STILL don't know what happened there.

    10. I apparently have plans for a visual novel just labelled "Timetravelling lesbians vs serial killers". THOUGHT YOU OUGHT TO KNOW.

    11. How recursive is it to write in-universe fanfic for one of the shows in Skip Beat? Asking for a friend.

    12. I am a terrible person who doesn't want Nathan Drake to have a nice day, just going by this list. BLESS HIS HEART.
    spindizzy: Cougar from The Losers smiling and holding a gun. (Heh)
    Right, one of my mates kickstarted a game called Fireteam Zero, where someone who is SUBTLY BUT LEGALLY DISTINCT FROM Peggy Carter leads a team that is SUBTLY BUT LEGALLY DISTINCT FROM the Howling Commandos through WWII Europe trying to deal with a Cthulean monstronsities, and it goes exactly as well as you'd expect. It's got minis and many action cards and it can hold my attention RIGHT until the point where Lex and Mike, bless their hearts, start overthinking and strategising how we can get out of this without being eaten by monsters, BUT.

    The more I play it, the more I am convinced that I could crib the plot beats and tone for SOMETHING. Maybe not MCU that would be too obvious,1 but I feel like The Losers would work quite well for "We went in to clean up a mess under orders and now this village is full of zombies with tentacles, who brought grenades?" Or Uncharted would work really well for the "I was just hear for shiny artifacts but they're cursed and everything's exploding and oh GREAT there are zombies, why is it always zombies?" MAYBE IT WOULD WORK FOR OTHER FANDOMS, I am currently in the stage of mentally holding the dress up against people and trying to work out if it would fit.

    1: I am NOT KIDDING about how much Moxy looks like Peggy, I am awed that they got away with it.
    spindizzy: (I am so done with your shit)
    I don't know if I mentioned this, but I have a job interview tomorrow for an academic library, and I am a goddamn nervous wreck. I really want this job, I think this'll be a good use of my skills and it looks like it will probably fit in with my schedule at my OTHER job! But also I haven't had a job interview in over a year and I am an anxious disorganised wreck.

    I am trying to remember that IT IS FINE and even if I don't get it, I've not LOST anything, but I'm pretty sure that this job interview I've got the week after for the job I'm not sure I want is giving me anxiety reverbs about THIS job interview.

    ETA: OH GOD IT IS A PERMANENT CONTRACT, I NEED TO SMASH THIS INTERVIEW INTO PIECES AND KEEP THIS JOB.
    spindizzy: (So alive)
    spindizzy: Joshua looking smug at the camera. (o rly?)
    So I've watched the seven episodes of Yuri On Ice that are available on Crunchyroll (Q: Are you considering the free trial of premium so you can watch the next episode RIGHT NOW? A: Yes but also it is 1:00 and I am supposed to sleep occasionally.), and oh my god I love it so much? Like, I thought it was going to be entertaining trash and, y'know, queerbait on skates, and it IS! But also I feel like it just pushed me over and stole my wallet and I don't know how to handle this AT ALL.

    YURI IS AN ANXIOUS SNOWFLAKE WHO HAS SOMEHOW ENDED UP WITH THE PERSON HE ADMIRES MOST IN THE ENTIRE WORLD AND AS AN ANXIOUS SNOWFLAKE WHO HAS SOMEHOW ENDED UP FRIENDS WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO A) I GENUINELY AND EARNESTLY ADMIRED AS CREATORS BEFORE I WAS FRIENDS WITH THEM, B) APPEAR TO LIKE ME TOO I KNOW THIS FEELING AND I AM SO INVESTED IN HIM DOING WELL.

    ... He just wants Victor to believe in him more than he believes in himself and I am so fucked.

    I will probably end up talking about this more, but I needed to vent to clear my head so I could write and sleep without shaking Lex and going "PLEASE LET ME YELL ABOUT QUEERBAIT ON SKATES AT YOU."

    (Apparently the next episode has a Canadian skater based off this douchebro fuckboy and I am so salty about how much I am intrigued by this. PS Chris please stop talking about how much you're going to come from your own routine that's just WEIRD.)
    spindizzy: (*jedi powers*)
    Okay, so I know lots of other people use If This, Then That (I know [community profile] ladybusiness does and some other people), and I've started using it to tweet when I have a new post go up here. BUT, I found a really useful thing! Someone made a recipe(?) for it where it automatically saves all of your tweets to a GDocs Spreadsheet! THAT IS SO USEFUL FOR ME. <3 Searchable twitter archive, yes, give it to me, because twitter never will!
    spindizzy: Moko and Kyoko from Skip Beat!, Moko emoting angry skulls and Kyoko emoting love hearts. (All my fave ships)
    SO [personal profile] thebaconfat left me a prompt just saying "Goodnight/Billy as ladies!!" and I am a little obsessed?

    ... I may come back later and write this again with more facepunching.

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    spindizzy: (Be happy!)
    Jill is cleaning the house and I am SUPER BANNED FROM HELPING (because everyone who isn't Jill is super banned from helping, not just me.), so hi! How y'all doing? I am VISITING MY WONDERFUL PERFECT BABY SISTER AND I AM SUPER STOKED. :D :D :D

    First up: sountrack!


    SECOND of all: HI! Shenanigans behind the cut! )
    spindizzy: Balthier and Vaan looking at each other (The distance between)
    Shelter consistently makes me sob like a child (literally I watched it again just now to be sure that I wanted to recommend it and now I'm crying! Again!), has beautiful aesthetics and art, and the music is perfect. I don't want to spoil the story for you, but it is a scifi story focused on a girl rearranging her reality, and it breaks my heart. I just realised that I've mentioned it on twitter and I've got it queued to be mentioned on LB, but I've not mentioned it here.
    spindizzy: Jensen making his robot dinosaur hump his DIY dog. (Make the dollies kiss)
    SO, GUYS, I have finally seen The Magnificent Seven with subtitles, which means that zvarri! The truth has once again been elegantly revealed to me! Or rather, I have caught all of the bits of dialogue that I couldn't parse, so I now feel qualified to actually talk about the damn thing.

    The short, non-spoilery reaction is that I really enjoyed it! Holy crap, guys, its a western where no one gets raped (Q: Is that particularly common? A: The Magnificent Seven is the third or fourth wyouestern I've seen this year and the first one where no one gets raped.), and there are multiple named POC who make it to the end of the movie! IT'S LIKE FUCKING MAGIC, GUYS, IT'S LIKE A GENRE I LIKE FINALLY DECIDED TO LIKE ME BACK. *rolls in it* Ignore the fact that I am mainly here for Byung-Hun Lee being ludicrously pretty and stabbing people, okay? That's probably safest.

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    SERIOUSLY NO ONE ASK ME HOW MANY TIME I SAW THIS MOVIE OR HOW LONG I SPENT ON THIS POST. YOU WILL NOT LIKE THE ANSWER.

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