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Jun. 25th, 2013

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Ramblings of the sleep deprived

I can't sleep and I'm going through my skating macros, instead. I am now remembering the time that Yana trolled everyone so hard and got Evan, Yags, and Plushy together for a group pic and I'm laughing so hard it's ridiculous. All hail Queen Yana!   

Dec. 8th, 2011

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Work work work

Ramblings of a mad woman:

I'm just really, really annoyed that work takes up so much of my time. My contract says I have to work a 40 hour work week, but then requires me to take breaks and sometimes the office is closed (holidays) but I still have to make up the time and augh. Really annoying.

It's exhausting and then I come home and barely have any time for _skating. Half the time I reply to posts a day late, and what good does that do?

I wish I had more time to be part of _skating. I miss last year when I could race back from class to watch the Grand Prix or spend a Friday afternoon watching Europeans.

Dunno what to do about it because I can't change the work. Just annoyed with it.

Jun. 15th, 2011

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As an American...

Your car is German. Your Vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your Kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your Tea is Tamil. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers are Arabic. Your letters are Latin. And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant? Pull yourself together! Copy if you’re against racism.

Mar. 20th, 2011

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Eternal Writer's Block ;_;

I really, desperately want to write a Stéphzuka fic. I even have a plot for one. And a plot outline. And yet, the words won't come at all.

Everything I write for it sounds stupid and ridiculous and clunky. I can't figure out how to show Stéphane's gradual development, I'm having the worst time developing a character for Shizuka (she's a really blank slate and I don't want it that way).

And the scenes that I do have in my head are all "on the ice" scenes, and how interestingly can you describe sbs spins or death spirals, you know? :/

Once again, I really wish there was some lj comm where I could ask for advice on all this. At this rate, I don't think this is ever going to take off.

Blah blah blah, nobody cares about your stupid writer's block, self. Back to your regularly scheduled programming...

Mar. 5th, 2011

Wardo TSN

Everything That Could Have Been and Nothing To Lose

Title: Everything That Could Have Been and Nothing To Lose
Pairing: Mark/Eduardo
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: This piece of fiction is based on characters created by Aaron Sorkin and has no basis in reality. This didn't happen, I don't think this likely to happen, and I don’t own anything.
Warnings: Wanders dangerously into the territory of purple prose - read at your own risk. A conspicuous lack of last names for fear of being pinged by google alerts.
Summary: It’s a small world after all. Eduardo has a strange habit of running into Mark in the most unlikely of places, leading to an unlikely turn of events. Takes place a couple years after the settlement. Fix-it fic.
Author's Notes: The best part of writing about places you’ve been is that you can add a lot of detail. I’ve been looking for a fandom where I could plausibly set a story in Bangkok and when I heard Eduardo was in Singapore, well, I couldn’t resist. This began as a self-indulgent description of a memory and evolved into what I hope is something more. I agonized a lot over the final product but I'm finally saying "screw it." It's self-indulgent and just a bonus if other people like it.
Accompanying Songs: Let Go by Frou Frou, Tidal by Imogen Heap

"Do it for all the times we wish we had..." - Miss HeapCollapse )

Mar. 2nd, 2011

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I just spent the better part of the afternoon wasting time in a completely different RPS fandom (no, not TSN) for the first time, and it made me realize how much I LOVE everyone on _skating so, so much. Actually, every time I go visit a new fandom, I always come back to this one. You guys are the best. ♥♥♥


(These two are because I don't have gifs of mao or yuna. o.o)

Oct. 10th, 2010

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Memories of Gold and Silver

title: Memories of Gold and Silver
rating: PG
pairing: Evgeni/Alexei
disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge, it never happened. Any resemblance to actual persons or relationships is the result of good guessing. I'm not making any money off of this and I own nothing.
summary: At Evgeni's place, he can't help but study the medals on his wall...

A little drabble that came out of watching vids of Yags. ;__; (Not sure if I got the time line w/ Zagainov right. Please correct if wrong.) Also, There's no fixed year for this fic; can be any time after Torino.

he notices a gleam of gold on the wallCollapse )

Sep. 22nd, 2010

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This is a search call to kittennyet or anyone who may know what happened to her journal! I'm sorry to say I'm extremely slow on the uptake but I just noticed today that her journal has been deleted (and all the lovely, lovely fic, too). Anyone know what happened? Has she moved, or is she gone? =((((

ETA 9/26/10 at 1:50 AM: She's back! Not sure what happened, but YAY!!! \o/

Aug. 24th, 2010

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The Uncultured Project

I found this guy on youtube. His name is Shawn, and he runs something called the "Uncultured Project." (Uncultured is a reference to himself.) You can check out his website at: http://uncultured.com.

Who is Shawn and what is the Uncultured Project? In the words of the much funnier John Green (youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrothers), "Shawn was in school at Notre Dame when one day he decided he needed to do something about 'World Suck' ...and so he moved to Bangladesh. And he has also been using money he was saving for an Xbox 360 to help kids go to school and to buy pencils and do all kinds of amazing things."

Basically, Shawn takes donations from YouTube-ers and the internet community, goes in to poor areas in Bangladesh and around the world, and does something to improve their lives, whether it's buying supplies to help communities hit by a natural disaster, or sponsoring a child to help with food, school, and medical costs, or buying water filtration systems for families in need.

He's not a charity or an organization, he's just one guy trying to make a difference. And he takes no overhead cost for anything he does - 100% of the donations from random internet-users around the world go to helping these people. The money he spends on car rides going to the project areas comes from his own pockets and/or a separate fund for operating that one can donate to. (His parents and) the google ads from his videos pay for his clothes, haircuts, food, etc. And a friend of his even covers the money taken out by paypal fees, so yes, really, 100% of all the money goes to those in need.

What I think is the coolest part about this project is that he films what he does and uploads it to youtube, so you can see what your money went to, and who it helped. The fact that you can see their faces and identify with them personally, instead of thinking of them as one random person out of 6.5 billion is, to me, fascinating and really cool.

I'm just writing this up to spread the word about a project that I think is cool. He's got a website, a YouTube channel, a facebook, and a twitter. If you like what he does and you want to support him, put a link in your personal website, your blogger.com site, your livejournal, your YouTube, join the group on facebook, or follow him on twitter. Spread the word!

His website: http://uncultured.com/
His Youtube Pages: http://www.youtube.com/up
His facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18807049968
His twitter: http://twitter.com/uncultured

And if you don't like what he does or you're not interested in what he does, or if you don't think he's making a difference, or "enough" of a difference, I've got 3 words for you: Haters. Gonna. Hate.

Aug. 10th, 2010

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Better shared here

Instead of confusing my facebook friends with more random thoughts about skating, I thought I'd share my thoughts in a place where readers might know what's going on. XD So, random thought of the evening:

I saw Gachinski's new short on youtube, and, oh man, am I in love with it!!! *_* I like his spins and unless the vid I was watching was on a misleading angle or something, they're getting faster, too. Yay!

I cannot believe that Mishin let him skate to Pink Floyd for his short and the fact that he did makes me LOL forever. I can just see Artur insisting on Pink Floyd with great conviction and Mishin being all :/ but then being like "Ok. You can skate to it." And Artur going :DDD

...Yes, I'm still LOLing over it. XDD

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