"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
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
+ BSC, Mary Anne/Janine, 507 words
+ HP, McGonagall/Luna/Hermione, 308 words
Edit: + BSC, Stacey/Charlotte, 224 words
, 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.
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? ;)