paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
So I was wondering, do you guys have a fannish hero? Someone that you look up to, or think is super talented or who does things you think are awesome? Someone you maybe wish you could be like?

I think my fannish hero is lunate8 )

[personal profile] lunate8 just has such awesome ideas and she follows through on them. She comes up with these outside-the-box ideas and just does them. I often come up with ideas like this, and want to do them, but they seem too hard, they'd take too much time, and I end up doing something that's fast and easy (because I'm all about the instant gratification). So [personal profile] lunate8 is such an inspiration to me because where I think about doing things, she actually does them. ♥ She's basically what I want to be when I grow up. :D
paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
For Valentine's Day [personal profile] fire_juggler put out the offer to record short ficlets for people. I've seen a couple other people on my flist make similar offers and thought I'd join in.

There's no way I can do this for Valentine's Day, things are crazy busy with school right now but next week's reading week so I can record some when I get back from NYC. I've been kinda in a podfic funk lately and am hoping that this'll help me get back into podficcing so I can finish up some of my larger projects. :S

So, rules:
1) I make no promises that I'll actually get through all the requests. I'll try, but I have no idea how many requests I'll get.

2) Please keep the requested fics under 2500 words. (Fics with permission already give, ie. blanket permission or author's offering up their own fic, are extra appreciated)

3) You can ask about other fandoms or pairings, but my main fandom is American Idol and I tend to be pretty fixed in my ships (Kris/Adam, Kris/Katy/Adam, David/David, David A/Allison). I've also been feeling out Twin Peaks and Warehouse 13 fandoms lately. :)
paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
Guys! Guys, yesterday I tweeted that with yesterday's podfic I was 17 seconds short of having posted 15 hours of podfic so far this year and [personal profile] reena_jenkins, who is awesome made me this:



How awesome is that! Everyone should go listen!!!!

I love podfic fandom so fucking much!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Blanket permission is a way for fan artists to let other fans know their comfort with others playing with their works. It's particularly helpful to podficcers when authors give blanket permission for anyone to podfic their works without having to ask first. To find out more on blanket permission with regards to podfic check out [community profile] pod_aware on LJ or DW.

I thought it might be fun to have a podfic friending meme! Because, lets face it, podfic is totally its own fandom. I also have a secret plan to follow all the podficcers but am shy and awkward about it, so this'll give me an excuse. :D

So! If you'd like to make some more podfic friends (you don't have to be a podficcer!), fill out a comment, check out other people's comments and friend away!

I recognize that people are being fannish in different places these days so I've included a couple of the main ones. You don't have to fill out all the places, just fill out the ones you're active in. :)

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I got goodies in the mail!

Thank you so much [personal profile] house_of_lantis! I will put them to good use :D
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paraka: Severus Snape is not paid enough for this. (HP-S-Not Paid Enough)
So, here's the thing. I own a bajillion people a quadrillion emails/comments (especially the [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan people I was talking to). But it's just not going to happen. At lease it's not going to happen anytime before Sunday. I feel bad about this but at this point there is nothing I can do until I learn to forgo sleep. Because, seriously, I was not made for 13 hour work days. I just... I lose my marbles if I don't have alone time and lately that alone time has been spent sleeping.

I decided to leave work at a normal time today because I'm exsausted but I still had to go do some shopping so even today I didn't get home at a normal hour. And, since I ducked out today, that means I need to go in on Saturday to get the work done. Which means no 3 day novel for me. At this point my weekend will consist of work, emails, sleep and laundry (in that order). Maybe some crying and resume writing because I'm losing all will to live with my current job.

So, long story short, communication will resume on Sunday. Probably. If I don't put myself in a stress induced coma first. God.
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paraka: Dean looking angsty. (SPN-Dean)
So, I own people emails. And comments. My inbox is getting scary because I owe so many. :S However, I just got back from a kamikazy trip to Guelph to watch [livejournal.com profile] raxhel master science (go you!) and tomorrow is going to be packed. So, if I owe you emails, please be patient.
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paraka: Adam Lambert, Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta doing a group pose (AI8-K-A-Al-Group Pic)
Hey Flist,


So, as I said a few posts back, I've kind of fallen head over heals in love with American Idol S8 fandom. To the point where I'm even contemplating coming out of my lurker shell.

I actually have this fic idea that I want to write, the only thing is, it takes place during the show and I'm having trouble figuring out the timeline (I'm mostly concerned with Kris and Adam here). I'm in the process of watching the show but I have a feeling a lot of the fandom is actually from interviews and off show stuff. Can anyone recommend some sort of resource with an early timeline laid out? I've read primers but they don't really give specific times. Or even a comm that was really active as the show was airing would be great.

TIA!

*waves*

14/1/10 19:19
paraka: The caption Vidder ho with a purple had sitting on the V. (V-Vidding Ho)
Hello Flist.

So I've been kind of MIA for a long time now. I can't promise I'm going to get back to reading my flist any time soon, but I do miss you.

Despite not being on my LJ much lately, it seems like I've been doing a lot of fannish stuff lately. As you've probably seen, I've started a podfic feedback exchange (which I should totally be working on right now). I started another podfic project too, but I'm not ready to talk about it yet since it's kind of huge and I don't know if I'll keep it up.

There's also been unnecessary drama in the local fandom group I'm a part of, [personal profile] ottawa_slashers. The mod has stopped coming to meetings and won't pass on the mod position, even though it's really needed and the whole group has asked her to. I think we're all just going to start a new group so we don't have to deal with this shit.

I've also signed up for [personal profile] help_haiti. This reminds me a lot of [personal profile] fandom_aid that I took part in back in 2005 to help with tsunami relief.

Quite a lot of awesome people have put their talents on auction, I highly suggest checking it out if you were thinking of donating money to help the people of Haiti.

If you're interested in having me make you something I've signed up to make a vid and to make a podfic.

The first round of bidding ends Jan 20, only 6 days to go!

ETA: Hmmm, there's a rather large misc section at [personal profile] help_haiti and I was thinking... this might be really cheesy or might be really fun, but I was thinking of maybe offering someone mail for a year. I mean, everyone likes to receive mail, and wouldn't it be fun to receive a bunch of post cards over an extended period of time? Would people be interested in that or is it just silly....
paraka: Merlin and Arthur laughing (M-M/A-*laughs*)
I just wanted to send out a reminder that if anyone on my flist is interested in getting mail from me, it's not too late to ask. Here are my original posts: DW IJ LJ
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I've been meaning to update for a while but have been off LJ lately so never seem to get around to it. I've started following some link happy people on Twitter and seem to spend all my time reading the same news stories being reported by various different sources. *headdesk*

First of all, I'd like to thank [info - personal] geeklite, [info - personal] equusentric, [info - personal] mercury973, [info - personal] terribilita, [info - personal] munchkinofdoom, [info - personal] pbanda, [info - personal] kaaatie, [info - personal] keewick, [info - personal] ubiquitous_girl, [info - personal] aurora_84, [info - personal] the_muppet and [info - personal] astropixie for the snowflakes. I've never received a v-gift before so it was really fun to receive so many at once :D

In other news, I got a vidding computer yesterday!!! A few months back I started buying parts to make a super fast computer with vidding in mind, but found I was too cautious to put it together on my own. One of my dad's former employees likes playing with this stuff so my dad asked him if he'd help out. I got the finished product back yesterday! I don't have a desk to put it on, so I haven't had much of a chance to play around with it but hopefully in 2010 I can get my vidding fu back. I have a couple vid ideas in the back of my head already. :D

My room mates continue to be awesome. Last night I was talking with [personal profile] diurnal_lee about fic and brought up one fic that I like, but like as bad fic:

[personal profile] paraka: The one where Rodney's a virgin! And John rapes him gently! And then there's mpreg and Rodney crying because people think he's fat and then there's more crying over blowjobs! And then there was a tax!fic sequel.
[personal profile] diurnal_lee: Stop! Send me the link.
[personal profile] paraka: ...You want to read it?
[personal profile] diurnal_lee: Well after you sell it like that!
[personal profile] paraka: ...That was me selling it? *shrugs* *sends link*

Then I listened to her various OMGs and I can't read this! and WTF!?s and made her tell me which part she was at for each one (so it took her a while to read). And after all her frustration and squeeling while reading it, I asked her if she like the fic and she admitted, that yes, she did, despite all the badness of it.

This led to a discussion of the various SGA mpreg fics we've read, and this [info - personal] sgastoryfinders post. And this request from someone else, which, dudes, you have no idea how hard it was for me to stop at the one mpreg request, because there were suddenly a bunch of others that I just *had* to read again, like the one where Rodney gets pregnant and they're not sure if it's John's or Kavanagh's, and I think there was a scene where John was apologizing for getting Rodney into this situation and Rodney was like, "You only need to apologize if it's not yours, because there is no way I want to be carrying Kavanagh's baby!" (luckily, someone provided a link for this one in that second request! :D) Or a different mpreg that was told from, I think it was Zelenka's POV where the rest of the science staff had cornered him saying he has to confront Rodney about going on maternity leave since being pregnant just made him worse in the lab. There was also art of Rodney in a red moumou. ♥ (I still can't find that last one, although I was able to find the art by [personal profile] spaggel....)

You know, I've been drifting away from the SGA fandom for a while now, but looking back, I don't know if any other fandom is going to live up to the awesomeness that SGA has.


Hmm, I know there were things I wanted to say in this post. Other than mpreg. But damned if I can remember them. Maybe I'll just finish with a warning that I'll be posting some PSAs soon.

Filters

15/10/09 07:56
paraka: Carson with a dorky look on his face (SGA-C-Dorky)
So, I think I'm going to be updating my filters soon and since I have added some people to my flist since I last did this, I thought I'd ask people what their preferences are on which ones they want to be on.

I basically have 2 filters of interest, my mental filter and my work filter.
My mental filter got it's most use in 2004/2005 when I was going through a bit of a mental break down and it isn't used that much today since I feel I'm too old to be emo any more but who knows when I'll next get depressed so I've kept it.
I use my work filter far more, it's where I'll talk about, surprisingly enough, work! Mostly it's me bitching and complaining about stupid stuff.

And with those ringing endorsements, who wants on them?
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So, things have mostly been silent from me for, pretty much, forever. At first I was just going to take some time off from journaling while all my crazy house stuff was going down but it kind of ended up dragging. :S

I kind of got into a completely different routine at the new house, what with my awesome roommates. I feel especially crappy about it though, since I had just added bunch of new friends through the Terminator friending meme.

Anyways, I know that there's no way I can catch up on 4 months of back entries so, how have things been going flist? Anything major in your life or fandom that I've missed? I'd love to hear from you :)

Personally, things have been settling well in the new house. I've been feeling super creative, surrounded by fangirls, and I might actually take up writing if I can ever finish anything. I just came back from a week's vacation and am sad to be back at work. Oh, and I've been totally sucked into Merlin fandom. :)
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paraka: Cameron holding onto John's sweater while they look at each other (SCC-J/C-Close)
Just got back from Dairy Queen. My mom randomly decided we should go out for ice cream. And I can hear her making cupcakes. I feel like a giant 5 year old, but she'd making them so I can bring them into work. For my birthday. :P

I was saying to [personal profile] raxhel today that it doesn't really feel like my birthday, since normally June is so busy we don't have time for anything. Except I haven't really been busy this year. I guess I took that statement to heart, because suddenly my schedule is looking pretty full. Tomorrow for my actual birthday we're just going to do a quiet night at home. But on Friday I'm going out with [personal profile] lilithilien and we're going to go to a concert. Saturday I'm going to go furniture shopping with my mom (20 days 'til the house is *mine*). And Sunday is the [community profile] ottawa_slashers monthly meet up but I'm going to have to leave early since we're having my family birthday party Sunday afternoon.

Yesterday I met up with [personal profile] seanchaidh and we went out for dinner, and then headed over to a Starbucks for a write in. Often when I go to write ins, I spend more time distracting people than anything else (yesterday wasn't really an exception) or I'll bring my computer and work on editing a podfic or possibly a vid. Yesterday though, I just brought a note book and pen, and actually *wrote*. I restarted a Terminator fic I'm working on. I've also fleshed out a lot more of the idea. I'm really happy with the little I have down, so hopefully I'll keep writing, and eventually have something I can post. Right now, the working title is "Sex Bot Fic" to give you an idea what it's about :P

And because I haven't done one in a while: Vid Rec.

Title: Red
Vidder: [personal profile] obsessive24
Song: Red by Elbow
Fandom/Pairing: Merlin - Arthur/Merlin
Why I Love It: This is just such a *pretty* vid. I love all the slow motion shots, and views of red, especially of Arthur's cape. This vid really showcases how pretty the source material is (and totally makes me want to vid in the fandom, even though I have no *time*).
It's also a perfect song for Arthur, his mentality and life. "You burn too bright, you live too fast" "You're a tragedy starting to happen" I mean, isn't that just Arthur?
I love how the vid starts off with Arthur and his father; like an explanation or build up as to *why* Arthur lives this way. To show all the pressure Arthur is under.
Then the vid moves onto Merlin and shows an almost envy within Arthur. And it shows how hard Arthur fights for those around him. But then we get to see how Merlin also fights for Arthur too. Even if sometimes it's in the background. It really bring home that message of them being two sides of the same coin, and I love the ending shot, of Merlin holding Arthur above the water. Such a powerful vid.

LJ/IJ/DW

29/5/09 15:26
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So, I've been meaning to ask this for a while now but I kind of suck at commenting in the first place.

I know that there are a lot of people who have multiple journals and crosspost. I've mostly been ignoring my DW flist since it's 99% duplicates of my other flists, but since I know some people would like to make the switch, a poll:

Poll #447 Comments
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 13


Where would you prefer I leave you comments?

View Answers

Livejournal
0 (0.0%)

Insanejournal
4 (30.8%)

Dreamwidth
2 (15.4%)

I don't care where so long as I get comments!
8 (61.5%)

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paraka: Cameron with a cut on her cheek with metal showing through (SCC-C-Metal Showing Through)
So, I think there are only, like 2 people on my flist actually into Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but for anyone interested, there's a friending meme going on.


Terminator Multiverse Friending Meme!



Meme

12/3/08 21:17
paraka: Carson with a dorky look on his face (SGA-C-Dorky)
From [livejournal.com profile] hermioneorourke, I was given the letter P.

Comment and I'll give you a letter; then you have to list 10 things you love that begin with that letter. Afterward, post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own.

1. Peanut butter. Mmmmm. And candy with peanut flavours, soo good.
2. My Papa, who passes away last year, but we were really close, and I still miss him.
3. Postcards! I love getting mail. :)
4. Purple! It's my favourite colour (but oddly enough, I'm actually allergic to purple foods).
5. Pets! I love my cat, who has been really long suffering for my need to snuggle lately.
6. Pineapple. On a stick! Seriously, that was my favourite food in China, I miss it still.
7. Podfic. It gets me through the day.
8. [livejournal.com profile] potterpuffs (I totally just saw her Deathly Hollows update yesterday, it made me happy :D)
9. Paul McGillion! My TV boyfriend!
10. [livejournal.com profile] paradise_city
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OMG, I still feel like crap. Sorry to the people that I owe e-mails, like the people who beta'd my vid. I will get around to responding, when I feel less like crap.Probably tomorrow, since I don't think I'm going to go into work.

I really scared myself today. When I was driving home from work today I suddenly got *really* dizzy, and I was afraid I was going to pass out or drive off the road or something. Scary stuff. That's the thing that finally convinced me to stay home tomorrow. I can mostly function, if I don't have to think to hard, but I do not want to die in a car accident on my commute :S

Right now, I'm downloading The Terminator, because [livejournal.com profile] paradise_city said I should watch the Sarah Connor Chronicles, I have never seen the original movies. Although, I haven't found a download yet for the second one, which apparently I need, any one on my flist happen to have it (and is willing to share?).
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paraka: Charlie on the phone looking at equations looking worried (N3-C-Worried)
My cold, is getting worse. Much worse. My lungs hurt. I was feeling dizzy at work. When I got home, I fell asleep and slept over an hour.

Also, I'm having seriously weird dreams. I had one this morning where [livejournal.com profile] the_muppet was a zoologist. I think she was stalking me, I'm not sure. I just remember making a run for it with a pair of iguanas. Why I was dreaming about [livejournal.com profile] the_muppet I'm not sure, I certainly don't think of her as a stalker :P

I had another one, where I was at the Sydney Opera House, watching a *movie*. During the credits, music was playing, and Charlie from Numb3rs was standing up beside me dancing to it. Dancing really, really badly, with lots of flaily arms.

The sad thing is, I wasn't even on any funky drugs. :(
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Crack!

2/3/08 09:28
paraka: McKay with a pancake on his head. (SGA-M-Pancake!)
So, last night [livejournal.com profile] paradise_city were talking about BNFs, and the new SGA, and then somehow the two merged.

Spoilers for Kindred II )
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