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This fills me with huge amounts of glee: [livejournal.com profile] twelvecolonies

If you're interested, you should go sign-up. I'm on [livejournal.com profile] teamgalactica. :) If you tell them I sent you, I will get cookies. Or at least extra points for my team, probably.

(FYI: Challenge communities, like [livejournal.com profile] legendland, [livejournal.com profile] whedonland, [livejournal.com profile] twelvecolonies and etc. are groups that give you everything from drabble contests to graphic-making contests, to fandom-specific puzzles and games, all of which earn you points for your team (most comms have 3 or 4 teams). Usually, you can participate in anything from one event a week to all of them (different comms have different numbers of events and things, of course.) You don't have to do things outside of your comfort level (if you don't like to write, you don't have to do the fic challenges, etc) but there's normally enough variety that there's something for everyone.) More info is available on those sites' user info pages, of course.

As long as I stay on top of what's going on, I don't have much trouble managing multiple challenge comms. I'm enjoying them more than doing task-specific comms like icontests or drabble-writing comms, probably because of the variety of events. I'm trying to convince myself I really shouldn't go try and find the Harry Potter one I know is floating around somewhere...

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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 [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang, and am about to do the same thing with the [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com profile] whedonland and [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com profile] kadollan get ready, and cook, and so forth.
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Firstly: Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] poetheather!

Secondly: Various updates and so forth.

I finished my fic for [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang. I still need to work like a mad thing on [livejournal.com profile] startrekbigbang, [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang, and [livejournal.com profile] hp_triangle. I know that my Star Trek fic is about Gaila (and have spent WAAAAAAYYY too much time and energy on creating Orion words for family members, and not nearly enough on the plot for this point in the process). I want to write a Sam/Dean/OFC SPN story for the Poly Big Bang (though by that I mean that Sam/OFC and Dean/OFC are going on simultaneously without any direct Sam/Dean-ness involved). If there's anyone out there on my lovely flist who's fluent in seasons 1 and 2 of SPN who wants to be a reader/cheerleader, then I would be much obliged. My HP Triangle fic should be much shorter, but I have a lot of world-shifting to deal with since it's AU. Oh, and I picked up one of the orphan pieces of art on [livejournal.com profile] hermionebigbang so that's another at least 500 words I need to write.

My brain has been eaten by Little Mosque on the Prairie This is one of those shows that just frickin' makes. me. happy.

Right this minute I have a headache like whoa. Well, it's actually my neck and back but it's because of and causing (simultaneously) the headache, so it's a headache. I want ice cream and more eps of Little Mosque and maybe to finish Phoenix and Ashes.

And hey, Uhura is suing Captain Cragen on Law & Order: SVU right now. Hunh.

I need a strategy for the new TV season. I'm OCD like that. I feel kind of... adrift because VCR recording isn't in the cards anymore, but I don't have anything like a TIVO either. I need to figure out what I want to keep up with and watch, and when it's on and where the eps are online in case I miss it. It may be time for a new TV post/round-up. Probably yeah.

[livejournal.com profile] whedonland is kicking my ass, and [livejournal.com profile] legendland is making me happy. I apparently don't have enough of a driving interest in enough of the Whedonverse (which is weird since the only parts I don't like so much are seasons 4-7 of Buffy and seasons 4 and 5 of Angel.) I can't tell if those are just the parts that most everyone else focuses on, or if I'm just on crack or something? But [livejournal.com profile] legendland is AWESOME. Except that I stayed up way too late last night and was too frickin' tired from the weekend to get any headers done and submitted for the header challenge, and don't really have enough interest in Richard or Denna by themselves to do headers for them.

Oh, and I've discovered LiveMocha which is a really, really awesome language learning site. It uses a really mixed up audio/visual/writing/speaking/quizzes/flashcards sort of method as well as user-helping-user elements that are really neat. When you submit a written or spoken exercise, it tags people who speak the language you're trying to learn to check over it, and sometimes pings you to check things for others. I kind of love it so far, but I wish it had Hebrew. :( (I'm doing Japanese, French, and Greek right now, though.)

I have religious ponderings too, but they seem kind of out of place shoved in here at the end. So I'll have to save them for another post.

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