July 2nd, 2006

no one can stop us now

"Your parents were anxious, Your cool was contagious At the old school."

Friday I did lots of walking around and the air was nice at night, so there would be no good reason for me to not be able to fall asleep.  Eric was saying at work that day that he hadn't been able to sleep all week, that he'd even taken a sleeping pill the previous night and hadn't been able to sleep.  The insomnia is catching.  Hello, 100 Years of Soliitude.

And "www.athenewriter.com could not be found. Please check the name and try again." so I couldn't update my recs pages.  (Is updated now, though.)

But, um, someone had contributed Sam/Elena Without a Trace prompts to the femslash_today comment pr0n battle, so... yeah.  [717 words; posted at 3:33am]

I woke up around 9:50am and it was actually quite pleasant, so I put off my errands until tomorrow.  (I had expected the temperatures to be much worse and to need to maximize the time I spent in air-conditioning.)  And wrote more froplay f/f comment pr0n.  (Though I seem to be having more plot than pr0n -- which makes me a bit sad given this specific challenge, though on the whole it's an improvement from my past with ficathons when I often felt like I was having an easier time writing the pr0n than I was the plot to get them there.)

The fact that I am suddenly so prompt-inspired is extra funny 'cause I've been all swearing off ficathons 'cause I'm not in a space of wanting to do other people's requests.  So far I've written:

+ WaT, Sam Spade/Elena Delgado, 717 words [3:33am]
+ BSC, Mary Anne/Janine, 507 words [3:25pm]
+ HP, McGonagall/Luna/Hermione, 308 words [8:59pm]
Edit: + BSC, Stacey/Charlotte, 224 words [1:40am] (sineala, I swear I'd started this fic before we had our conversation about shampoo and fanon.) /edit

I'm actually rather proud of all of them, which pleases me.

(Insta!rec: Firefly, River/Kaylee, guns. by mosca)

I did go to this in the evening.  Didn't spend my whole day inside.  Eh.  The hair and the jacket reminded me of Mo.  I liked "Final Breath," "Remember Cedric Diggory," and "Maybe Tomorrow."  In part (but only in part) a function of my preference for mellower songs whose lyrics I can discern.  (Sidenote: website says there's a song called "The Ballad of Neville and Luna."  Now that I would pay for.)
Beforehand, I browsed the Cultural Studies section of the bookstore.  Mmm.  (gay) sex and monsters (I saw The Werewolf Complex but didn't see anything vampiric).  Interesting-looking books included:
+ Why The Novel Matters
+ The Modernist Madonna: Semiotics of the Maternal Metaphor (Ari, one chapter is: "Little Women: A Study in adolescence and alter egos")
+ What Else But Love?: The Ordeal of Race in Faulkner and Morrison
+ Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-Sex Love and the English Literary Imagination [an amazon search for the main title also gets me Mary Magdalene books]
+ The Virgin Text
+ Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body
+ Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons with Culture & Sex
+ Metamorphoses of Helen: Authority, Difference, and the Epic

In other news, I think I might be a little bit sunburned.  Which seems weird to me since I'm not outside all that much.  Though I guess I'm out walking 30+ minutes each way for my commute, so that's over an hour each day.  And on Friday we ate lunch outside (dunno how much protection the table umbrella offers) and I walked to Teele and back (~15 minutes each way).

Thoughts on sleep tonight? ;)
hipster me

"I know there's a big world out there like the one I saw on the screen"

Am I acclimating to the heat?  'Cause I was comfortable in my apartment this afternoon.  (weather.com said stuff like 85F, feels like 87)  However, I felt really I should (a) spend some time out of the house and (b) do some errands, though.

I found a couple work-appropriate shirts at Marshalls that I was willing to wear.  So that was of the good.  I really need more warm weather shirts for work but don't want cap-sleeve or sleeveless, so that cuts down my options like whoa.  (I also really don't want hand-wash 'cause the bathroom sink here is crap for that.  I'm still figuring out how I'm gonna handwash the stuff I already have.)  Though work is often cool enough to merit a cardigan over short sleeves, so perhaps I should consider sleeveless+cardigan as an option.

Sidenote: OtherRoomie's cat is crazy.  These past few days he's been much more in your face so to speak about wanting to be with people, and I woke up twice this morning (around 4:30am and around 7:00am) to hear him outside my door. I had gone to bed around 2am, so I was not thrilled. (I did manage to get about 10 hours of sleep, though.)  Tonight he twice put his paws up on my lap while I was at the computer and then jumped up on the computer desk.  (At that point I took him out of the room and closed the door.)

Have written one more froplay Fireworks:
+ WaT, Sam/Elena, 493 words [10:29pm]
And I finally got feedback on my other WaT ficlet, which makes me so happy.

I'm actually rather enjoying this "write for prompts" things -- which is so weird because I keep saying that's not what I want to do at all and I find it stressful &etc.