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04 May 2011 @ 11:35 pm
I'm breaking my usual posting schedule of silence and memes to talk politics, specifically, tomorrow's referendum about the voting system.  Apologies to non-Brits, who this will be irrelevent to, and also to anyone else who prefers not to have politics shoved down their throats via LJ.

Stuff about AV and FPTP...Collapse )TL;DR Please vote yes, it's fairer and it will make me happy. ;)
26 November 2010 @ 07:17 pm

Yes, it's that time of year again, and I've made a shed load of Strictly icons.


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On a completely different subject, one of my favourite writing communities, pulped_fictions, is having a winter challenge:

What? A challenge for original writing and art.
When? 1st December - 7th March
Why? Our modlady-in-charge has loads of exciting activities planned, some are short and some are long so you can spend as much time on it as you want, and if it's half as much fun as the similar challenge we had in February, it's going to be an absolute blast! 

Mood: coldcold
26 July 2010 @ 10:18 am
Good morning f-list!

katyscarlett76 and I have been busy bees over the last couple of weeks. What have we been doing? We've been setting up a new LJ community, that's what.

We plan to hold weekly discussions as well as regular challenges for fic and art and will be kicking things off with a group read-through of The Curse of Chalion.

Come on over and introduce yourselves!

(Also, if you could pimp this out on your own journals, that would be great!)
08 July 2010 @ 05:21 pm
Title: Slumber
Fandom: Curse of Chalion
Wordcount: 163
Rating/Warnings: G
Characters/Pairing: Betriz/Cazaril
Summary: Betriz knows her husband all too well...

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07 June 2010 @ 07:42 pm
Title: Photographic Memory
Rating/Warnings: G
Word Count: 1024
Summary: Remus receives a letter.
Author’s Notes: A belated birthday fic for shimotsuki, who gave me the prompt 'photo album' enabling me to finally tackle a plot bunny I've had since I began writing fanfic. I'm afraid it's not very cheerful for a present, lol.

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I've been getting back to some fanfic writing this week, which has been both lovely and like pulling teeth.  Safe to say I have got very rusty, a situation demonstrated by the fact that just now I had to look up how to spell Quidditch, something that previously I would have just known.

Shocking Katy, just shocking. ;)
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
03 March 2010 @ 11:09 pm

Just popping by to wishjdbracknell a massive Happy Birthday!

The more I get to know you and your amazing talents, kindness, generosity and sheer ability to get stuff done, the more I am convinced you are not actually human, but some sort of amazing supernatural being with all the attendant superpowers.  Like a unicorn with opposable thumbs, maybe.

I hope you've had a lovely day.  Thank you for everything you do. :)
02 March 2010 @ 09:08 pm

Can anyone help me out with a definition of pathetic fallacy? 

I always thought it was (among other things) when the weather reflected the mood of a person or story, and I'm sure that was what I was taught at school, but the Wikipedia entry seems to indicate it's more like what I would refer to as personification...

14 February 2010 @ 10:21 pm

Just realised I haven't updated in ages.  Oops.  Sorry about that...

My free time has mostly been taken up with the Pulpympic Games at pulped_fictions, which is turning out to be enormous fun.  I've written two drabbles, which I'll probably post here at some point, and reading everyone's contributions has been really great (if rather time consuming, lol).

I saw the cutest thing at university the other day - the entire campus duck population was waddling up the hill towards the main lecture hall, for all the world as if they were just heading off to a ducky lecture.  It was adorable.

Ooh, and I went to my first ever conference yesterday.  It was a student conference run by the Viking Society for Nothern Research and it was about skaldic poetry.  I had only the vaguest idea what skaldic poetry is, since we're not really covering it in my Anglo-Saxon/Old Norse module, but I went along just to see what a conference was like.  It was interesting, even if parts of in went right over my head.  The final lecture, ‘Verse as sex act: chiefly in Kormaks saga‘, was particularly memorable.  The phrase 'Viking circle-jerk' was used at one point.  I kid you not.

Finally, I've just started another re-read of Curse of Chalion.  I'd forgotten how much I love Cazaril and it's delightful to be inside his head again, listening to him sending himself up.  There's one thing about chapter one that always bothers me though:

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And yes, I know I am over-thinking this, lol. ;)

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Mood: geekygeeky
29 January 2010 @ 08:26 am
In honour of my fellow Red Team members at the pulped_fictions  Winter Pulpympics, I present...

arty farty red icons!


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As always, comments and credit would be lovely. :)