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Doing better, for now...

'Rents kidnapped me on Friday, so I've been camped out at their place being fed and--what's the opposite of 'coddled'? Eh, whatever.

They're going with the Geekling to visit one of his potential colleges tomorrow and Monday, but I'm staying at the house so I can finish my laundry and take care of the rabbit (and because I really don't feel like moving). I need to spend most of tomorrow writing (fandom_grammar and stargate_summer and that thing for A), but I think I can manage that if I can just get myself to sit down and do it.

And we know how good I am at that. /snark

Specking of, a meme:

Comment to this post and I will (try to) give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

from theemdash:
1. Jack/Daniel: It's funny, I actually got into reading J/D fic before I really seriously sat down and watched the show from beginning to end. It was probably because someone whose Harry Potter stuff I liked had written some Stargate, so I just read that, and then went, "huh, that show sounds like it could be cool" and there you are. I'm theoretically working on my stargate_summer right now, which is SPACE PIRATES for the gimmick and They Save The World Again for the excuse plot, with a J/D subplot (and maybe a Teal'c subplot, if I can think of something). Really, though, I'm not working on anything right now.

2. Theatre: (Ha, I correct your spelling.) So this is where I tell the story of how I was well and truly bitten by the theatre bug: I'd been singing since I could talk and doing theatre at my Zionist Socialist Jewish sleepaway camp since elementary school, but it wasn't until high school when I really fell in love. It was over the summer, actually. I was doing Annie at the JCC (kind of like the Y, but for Jews); they had a bunch of summer camps, both general ones for various ages and a special theatre camp, which was what I was doing. (This was the production, btw, where I missed the chance to be Annie because I was two inches too tall, but that's another story.) The JCC also had a camp for physically and mentally disabled kids. The week we performed the show, we did shows during the day for the other kids in camp, and at night for families and members of the JCC and stuff. The third day, the disabled kids came to see the show, all lined up in the front row with their walkers and their wheelchairs in front of them. For the finale, we all piled out into the audience and they brought the lights up and we sang "Tomorrow" a capella, which is all heartwarming and all that blather. Due to the way we were lined up, I was on the same row as the disabled kids. Well, I'm standing there singing (tenor, of course, because they needed more low voices) and the lights come up, and I realize that the disabled kids were all smiling and laughing and some of them even had tears rolling down their cheeks. And I realized then that if I could make these people--whose lives are so difficult even day-to-day--smile, then what could I do with a really powerful show and a full audience of everyday people? And that's when I realized how I was going to change the world. Cheesy, but true.

3. Clockwork Men: I started writing a piece of steampunk original fic about a mechanical man, for imaginarybeasts. I actually started from the image I'm almost certainly not using, of the clockwork man seated in a chair, head tipped down, chest casing open and parts spilling out. I came up with the plot--such that it is--later, but wasn't able to finish it in time, and I've just been to busy being insane to finish it on my own time, even with the awesome editing theemdash and momebie gave me for it.

4. Second Person: Heh. Well, it was that single starting line of that fic that started it all, but it never would have worked without theemdash's grasp of using second person. I suspect I'll try to write something in second by myself sometime, but not until after stargate_summer.

5. TARDINESS: Yes, we all know Mel is shite with deadlines. Sorry, all. I'm going to finish the fandom_grammar on time if it kills me, though.

Also, I love you all.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 5th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
Against my better judgment...

Count me in.
Apr. 7th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
Ooh, you're going to hate me.

1. law school
2. the Middle East
3. politics
4. black wool winter coats
5. sex
Apr. 5th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
Heh heh... you know I love you.
Apr. 7th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
And sometimes I even deserve it. :P
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