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I have two questions, come to think of it.

First, how do you, my bestest flist, save fanfic that you like? Do you just bookmark it and trust that it will still be there on the morrow? Or is there some way in which you web-clip it to somewhere so that you can read it whenever? What options do I have there?

Second, I have a Droid, and need an LJ client that shows my flist. This is now the primary way that I get online, and the "offical" client is strictly a post upload program. Bonus points if it's Free.

Is anyone still out there reading this? I know I've been gone a *really* long time. I want desperately to get back into blogging, but I just haven't figured out where and how and all that good frustrating stuff...
cybermathwitch: (bleed myself dry)
I've had a week. I have a sneaking suspicion the next one won't be a lot better from that standpoint, though it certainly has the potential of being better in some areas. (The part I'm not quite so encouraged about is the part that would be roll-over from this week.)

I washed out of the writing round of [ profile] startrekbigbang, and am about to do the same thing with the [ profile] polybigbang unless the word-fairy helps me out with a miracle today. I really hate that, because to me it means I wasn't on the ball and was procrastination girl and therefore it's my own damn fault. I do that with way too many things.

There are big weeks going on over at [ profile] whedonland and [ profile] legendland and in both cases, they snuck up on me and now they're in full swing and I don't feel like I have a good grasp of what's going on, how it works, or what I should be doing. Therefore, when I run across those posts, I feel sort of like you would imagine someone would feel running alongside a train who's steadily increasing it's speed as it leaves the station.

The main reason for that is, quite simply, I've had a bad week. I haven't slept well (by which I mean that I've either fallen asleep before I meant to, and therefore in a weird position and done that thing where you keep waking up just enough to know you need to move, but not enough to *actually* move, or I've fallen asleep ok but woken up incredibly stiff, sore, and tired. It's not unusual, but a week and a half (or more) in a row of it is very draining. And when my energy gets low (it doesn't take a lot, I don't have much to begin with) then I get very muddle-headed. Like VERY muddle-headed. Like, I can't read a paragraph (or sometimes a sentence) without fading out on it and not understanding what's going on or what it's saying. I'm in no way, shape, or form a stupid person, but that level of tired makes me into one, and I really sort of hate it. Caffeine can only do so much, and I have to watch how much of that I have anyway.

In completely other news, I'm now the Secretary for the Board of Whedonites United. There's all sorts of stuff surrounding that giving me stress, but I feel a really strong calling to do more in terms of fandom community organization to help fulfill that side of my job as a priestess to Dionysus. I do a lot of the religious stuff already, but fandom community has been neglected for the last several years.

Oh, and the husband just enrolled (today - well, yesterday, now) in Massage Therapy school. I'm really quite proud of him, and overall am very pleased with this turn of events. We have to meet with the Financial Aid office there next week, and classes start the middle of next month. Hopefully he'll be able to get financial aid and hopefully anything that doesn't cover his family will be willing to help out with. But this should - no, this *WILL* open up a lot of opportunities for him both now and for his (well, our) future. So I'm pleased and hopeful.

Tomorrow (Today) is Rosh Hoshanah, so I'll be busy all day helping [ profile] kadollan get ready, and cook, and so forth.

Sad News

Aug. 5th, 2009 03:15 pm
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Fandom lost a great writer and friend this morning. :( [ profile] simons_flower will be greatly, greatly missed. More info here.

My own memories:

I first met Trisha when I started playing in the HP fandom - specifically when I started looking for Trio fic. Over the years she was one of those authors I got to know on a personal level and who I came to consider a friend as well as a favorite author. Frankly, at the moment I'm still in shock and kind of dumb-founded.



Jun. 19th, 2009 11:35 am
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 If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.
♥ ♥ ♥
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The first five (cinq) (cinco) (5) people to respond to this post will get something made by me.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:
Grabbed off of Joy's Blog.

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. (No refunds… no exchanges!!!!)
2. What I create will be just for you, with love from me.
3. It’ll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. I may even create something totally unbelievable and surprise you!! Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note/post of your own and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to it.
7. Send your mailing address if you don’t live close to me! Feel free to email your mailing addy to cybermathwitch @ gmail(dot)com.

IMPORTANT: This offer is null and void if I do not see you post your own note to pay this forward. 
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First - how utterly cracktastic is Burn Notice? Daniel Jackson/Six cage match! Giggle! (ok, not exactly, but I'm loving seeing the two of them in this show as... not them.)


Everyone has someone on their friends list they'd like to remove but just haven't. It might even be me. Here's your chance.

On 15 March 2009 is your chance to rearrange your friends list without remorse or recriminations, the only caveat is that you must post this in a public (screened or unscreened) post so those you unfriend may plead their case to be returned if they feel they've been removed in error. On this day, though, you may remove people and not feel guilty about it.

Have you drifted away from someone? Were you once thick as thieves in one fandom but they no longer will have anything to do with that fandom and you don't talk to them any longer but haven't felt right in removing them? On March 15, go right ahead. Has someone found religion and insists upon sharing but you're an avowed atheist? On March 15, feel free to part ways.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Often, when I'm talking to people on the phone (or even in person sometimes) I lose the thread of the conversation despite my best attempts to pay attention.  I have to go back, and replay what I just heard, figure out the context, etc. - and if someone is making a request of me, it's worse - because I have to do those things, make sure that it's what I actually heard *and* also answer the question itself.  I process the written word faster than auditory, and it also doesn't have the person just staring at you, thinking that you haven't answered yet because you really aren't sure if you want to do whatever it is, etc. and getting annoyed with you.  So talking via text is easier on me, often (whether it's phone txt or IM or forums or email) because I have time to read/act/react in what's a more normal, natural flow of thought for me. 
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From [ profile] fahye :

On the theory that we could all use a hearty dose of positive energy and general warm fuzziness while we wait, none too patiently, for better times; that *no* one I know is getting told often enough what a good job they are doing just getting through this crazy, lovely world. Take a second, and mention something you like about me (if such a thing exists) in the comments. Then repost this to your own journal, and have some goodness for yourself.

Le Sigh.

Jun. 3rd, 2008 09:24 am
cybermathwitch: (can I? Kara)
Well... as [personal profile] kadollan said: we got fired.  They eliminated several positions at that place we work, and ours were some of them.  

Remarkably (and any of you who know me much and/or awhile and know how, well, let's say "high strung" I can be) I wasn't particularly upset by this.  I didn't fall apart, break down, or cry.  I got a fairly decent severance package that gives me a little bit of room to work out what I'm going to do (and, especially if husband's family is willing to help out with somethings, which is entirely possible I hope if necessary) next.

Hand of the Gods, says I.

[profile] wintermoon3 (who's position still exists for the present) said that this was weird, because she's the one who's been feeling like she's not been where she's supposed to be for awhile now.  I pointed out that she'd already gotten the memo, and didn't need the kick in the proverbial pants.  I had a copy of the memo, I just wasn't trusting it enough and Bek... well... she really hadn't even gotten a carbon copy.  So yes, I see the hand of the Divine in all of this. 

So now it's on to better things.  Brian says that I seem happier and more relaxed already.

Yeah.  :)
cybermathwitch: (lee/kara)
Because I've been AWOL for about a week.

Other than having to work and being exhausted (I worked Friday and Saturday, had Sunday off, which was Mom's birthday, so I was in Dickson, then had to work M-F 9-5:30 after a week and a half of 10:30-7 shifts) I don't really have much reason why I wasn't online. But I generally came home everyday and crashed, hard. You wouldn't think that that hour and a half difference in schedule would be that big a deal, but yeah, it really is. I like 9-5:30 better, but the transition can be rough. Also, it was the first time in awhile that I'd had 5 days straight. Usually my schedule is more broken up than that. Weird, ne?

Fic Prompts

[ profile] holde_maid, I have two of yours done:

5 brief, wordless encounters aboard one space-ship of your choice (I picked Battlestar)
5 times Harry was playing Quidditch and stopped paying attention to the game

The other one is taking a little longer.

[ profile] elflore, I have two of yours done:

Five (Greek/Roman) Myths Kara Thrace Never Liked
Five Historical Personages To Whom the Doctor Never Dared Introduce Rose (if you read this in the next 5 minutes, there won't be a link there, as I have to finish the update.) Updated.

It's unlikely (as I mentioned over IM) that I'll get the other one (the FS one) written. I hope the other two are sufficient to suffice however! ::huggles::

[ profile] i_am_girlfriday, I'm still working on yours. It's just taking me a bit, as I haven't watched Roswell in awhile. ::G::


Apparently I never posted my icons for [ profile] bsg_challenge's "33" challenge. Doh.

You can find 6 icons and 6 bases for "33" here and 3 icons for "Water" here.



Personal-type stuff )

[ profile] lithium_doll has hit her 1000 post, and is trying for 1000 comments on said post, and is also offering to make a limited number of mini-vids. She is taking requests, and will then choose about 18 of the suggestions (not the first 18, mind, but out of all of them) to do. She is excellent at the vidding, btw. (If you haven't checked out her stuff, DO! There's Farscape and Firefly and Battlestar and all sorts of other things.) Her post is here. Go play!

cybermathwitch: (me)
to my various and sundry f-list...

What do you look like?

At the moment, when I'm reading a comment or a post or somesuch, the image I have (very loosely, as I am not a very visual person and don't "see" pictures in my head well) for several of you (most of you that I don't know off-line) is your main icon. Now, I'm fairly certain that [ profile] kurayaminokoe, for instance, doesn't *actually* look like a little black cat, nor does [ profile] lithiumdoll look like balloons - but at the moment, icons are the predominant images I have.

So, briefly, what do you look like? It doesn't have to be pic-spam, unless you just want to, a description will work, or even a doll. (Which are loads of fun, and a total time-suck, btw.)

I'm just curious (and not in any kind of a creepy stalker way. I promise.)

And people I know or have met off-line? Feel free to play or not, as you so choose.

To be entirely fair, please note the icon, as that 'tis moi. (And my cat, Damiana.)

UPDATE: more recent dolls:

cybermathwitch: (glomp!)
I have the BEST. F-LIST. EVER.

Witness the insanity. (Skip the actual post part if you're squeamish about dentists. The fun is in the meme/comments.)


They have kept me grinning, giggling, and generally either driving the people at work mad, making them look at me like I've grown a second head, or asked me what's going on, as I've been so damn bouncy and cheerful. All. Frakking. Day. ::giggles:: ::VBG::

::hugs whole bloody f-list::
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Snagged from [personal profile] icepixie:

Non-poll, free-for-all question: Why do you read my journal? Has the reason(s) changed since you first friended me?

She said I could make it a meme (hee!) so feel free to pass it on.
cybermathwitch: (just a girl (quebelly))
Random-ish question regarding "on-line" friends:

Ok, I'm sure that most people will see or hear something (just in the course of an average day) that might make them think of one of their friends, for instance, I might read something about JD Robb and think, "hey, [ profile] kadollan" (who I live in the same town with, hang out with IRL, etc.) "would be interested in that..." - my question is, is it common for anyone else to think/react the same way in regards to "online" friends that they hardly ever just see and hang out with, or am I just a weirdo/freak?

It's probably a dumb question, but I felt the urge to ask because I find myself doing it *ALL* the damn time. Maybe I just miss hanging out with people that I don't get to see anymore. :(


In completely other news, no one will go near me with any antidepressants since I was under the care of a psychiatrist previously, despite the fact that I haven't been on anything for several months now and keep trying to tell them that I CAN'T AFFORD TO SEE ANYONE! I worked up the nerve/will power to go to the walk-in clinic at my pcp's office, because the depression is getting *really* really bad. The RNP chicky at the medical clinic (which, btw, DOESN'T take my new insurance) told me she couldn't/wouldn't do anything about it, that I needed to see my psychiatrist, that I could *try* talking to my pcp and we could make an appointment but that since she (my PCP) hadn't been dealing with it previously that she would probably tell me the same thing. I told her (the RNP) that if it wasn't going to help that I couldn't afford the visit with my PCP and refused to make an appointment (because I know my PCP and she *will* just refer me back to my psych.). The RNP wasn't happy with this - actually she was completely baffled and kept looking at me like I was talking to her in another language. (She also kept insisting that the Buspar I'd been on had been an anti depressant - I told her several times that no, it was for anxiety, and that the Zoloft had been for the depression and she didn't believe me. I realize that she's the medical professional and I'm not, but I'm the one that's been ON THE DAMN STUFF FOR 6 YEARS for gods' sake!)

I also checked with my psychiatrist's office (because SOMETHING has to be done - I'm NOT coping at all anymore, with much of anything anymore) - they said that I don't have ANY mental health insurance at all and that it's $90-99 dollars a visit to see Dr. Bodie.

There is some good news though - they actually had an opening for this friday (last time I had to wait 3 weeks to see her), and mom said that she'd pay for the visit. But I'm still not sure how we'll afford the meds or whether or not anyone'll be able to afford for any follow-up visits. Mom's still looking for a job, so money's really tight for them too.


Mom doesn't think that I should get married until I have things like my mental health and my coping ability under control and sorted out. So she gets weird if I try to talk about the wedding, but is also kinda weird cause she feels like I'm making all the decisions and things without her - if I say anything about it that's not a direct "And what do you think/suggest about that?" she is intentionally assuming I'm informing, not discussing. Just because I told her that we did know for sure who was *doing* the ceremony, and that [ profile] harmonylsc was doing the music. I don't think it's that she minds those things that much, just that the decision is already made. But then again, see above, she doesn't think I'm ready to be doing it at all. And in many respects, she's probably right - but I'm always going to be struggling with my mental health. It's not going to away, and will always be a struggle. And no, I can't cope as an adult so far, but my relationship with Brian is one of the *VERY* few things that ever makes me feel safe or ok about myself.


Anyway, I'm in Dickson for a few days while the car gets repaired (the battery is having some problems and we were in a minor accident Monday night where my front end clipped someone else's back end and the headlight and blinker on one side need to be fixed. Also, the oil needs changing.) We're gonna take pictures for the insurance and such. I don't know how long it'll take, but I should probably call and tell them I probably won't be at Imbolc this weekend.

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I think my brain is broken...

I've discovered [ profile] fandomhigh. This has the potential to be the biggest "life-suck" yet. Seriously folks. ([ profile] duskfire you particularly might be interested in this...).

I'm also thoroughly confused. I'm sure that it's just a case of "if I do it for a bit I'll get the hang of it", and I very much would like to try it - I'm just a bit overwhelmed by the rules and haven't had any experience with this kind of rpg before.

(Though, [ profile] kadollan - this is a format that you might consider reviving the Pub in? Aren't we all on LJ anyhow?)
cybermathwitch: (Witchy)
::pets the new Google desktop thing-a-my:: Pretty! Shiny!

Sorry - had a moment there.

So - work. And more work. Did I mention work?

Actually, I took Tuesday off of work, truth be told. I got across town, was falling asleep at the wheel, and had the overwhelming gut feeling of "don't go today". I don't know if it was my brain rationalizing something, or genuine, but I followed it and went back home. I think it was good for me.

I FINALLY went and got new glasses. (We're gonna be eating mac and cheese and tuna salad for a week, but it had to be done.) No more headaches! (Well, ok, still headaches, but no more constant-all-day-long-oh-my-god-exhausted headaches that I now know were eye-strain. So WOOT!)

Crap. 7:30. Gotta leave.

Quick question... who's reading? I'm not doing any kind of unfriending or anything, just curious about who I'm actually "talking" too.

Love y'all!


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