Melle: I am having some very random but intense fandom-love. Like, love for fandom at large. I do not know where this came from, but I keep wanting to write it a love letter.
Anna: DO IT!

So, yeah. Blame Canada for this:

Dear Fandom,

Hi, you probably don’t really know me, because I tend to just kind of hover around at your edges most of the time, lurking in the shadows, but after more than ten years, I figured I should actually come out and tell you how much I love you.

You’ve made my life so much better, given me so much — the ability to actually socialise, a ton of friends, language skills, EVERYTHING. I would not be the person I am today without you, so yeah. Thank you!

I hope we get at least another ten years, me in the corner and you doing your awesome thing, with your porn and your smarts and your PEOPLE who are AWESOME and your community and your wank and your LITTLE FACE! :D

I am so looking forward to growing old with you, I can’t even tell you.

Lessthanthree,
Melle

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

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bubosquared: (hp/who)
( Jun. 1st, 2007 10:47 am)

No food post today, cause I overslept. Blech. And I seem to be one of the people still affected by LJ outage ... whatever, at least from home. Freakin' yay. It's like 2001 all over again. Today is so a Sith Academy day. (Why yes, I'm wearing my t-shirt!)

*eyes work, whimpers* Please don't be like yesterday and leave me too exhausted to do as much as I want to tonight, I want to get this cleaning crap over and done with by the weekend proper, dammit. :(

Will try to catch up on flist and stuff. Will hopefully succeed.

bubosquared: (Default)
( May. 31st, 2007 11:18 am)

Looks like the kerfuffle ought to be winding down soon, hopefully. I know people are still gonna be pissed at LJ/6A for a while at least, but it looks like I won't have to leave LJ to keep up with fandom, which, thank god. I have my entire adult life documented in this journal, folks, not to mention my permanent account, and I dun like changes. I tried leaving LJ for nine months, once, and I'm not doing that again. Although [livejournal.com profile] anatsuno brought up a good point about the centralisation, and I'm going to be thinking about decentralising a bit, probably. Whatever that'll mean for me, of course. And that's the most substantial thing I'm going to say about the situation, because other people are better at that sort of thing, and I tend to hide from kerfuffles a lot, especially when stressed. *goes back into cave to go draw cave art pr0n*

In completely unrelated news: food post! And speaking of food, best bento ever, holy crap!

Also, I need some help with Outlook Express. (Don't look at me like that, they make us use it at work, boo.) I have several shared mailboxes I need to keep an eye on. Unfortunately, the automatic send/receive thing keeps hanging on the shared boxes, and then not telling me about it, so I have to keep remembering to go cancel it and check manually, which means I often don't get e-mails to my own inbox until an hour after they were sent. Is there any way to disable automatic send/receive for the shared boxes?

bubosquared: (harry potter)
( May. 30th, 2007 03:45 pm)

Daily food post: yesterday and today.

So my dad went to Vietnam a few weeks ago, and apparently brought me back some nice silk scarves. Which is nice enough in and of itself, but apparently he'd bought a bronze one and spent like an hour looking for a dark blue one as well. Because my dad is all about indulging my HP geek tendencies, apparently. I love my daddy. :D

*hides from kerfuffles* lalala i'm sorry, i cannae hear you i have a banana in my ear!

bubosquared: (harry potter)
( Apr. 24th, 2007 12:03 pm)

Three days of hiding from the world because of a stomach bug = NOT A FUN WAY TO SPEND A WEEKEND, KTHX! Stupid body. *pouts*

On the upside, I have now seen the OotP trailer, and can I just say: "OMG TWINS TWINS TWINS BWEEEEE EVERYTHING SO SHINY!" :D I'm slightly disappointed that my boy Lee doesn't seem to be cast for the movie, and pouty about him not even getting into the DA scenes, apparently, but I've learned to live with this disappointment. SHINY! TWINS! BWEE!

This is going to be the BEST SUMMER EVER! \o/ I'm seriously considering taking the week post-DH off so I can bask in the inevitable IMPLOSION OF WANK that's going to go down. I'm a sad, pathetic person with no life, I realise this, but I don't care. The fandom is going to SHIT ITSELF and I want to sit and mock and squee about the book and WHEEE!

... Damn, I need a new HP icon! This one is, like, five years old. o_O (And yes, that's a hint. :D )

Also, in addition to the whole "Bah, stomach" thing, I woke up on Saturday morning with a huge bruise on one of the knuckles of my left hand. I really hope that's just from banging into the wall while asleep, because the only other explanation is that I've been sleepwalking and, er, sleepfistfighting? Um.

I'll be posting That Work E-mail, which I finally finished and sent this morning, under heavy friendslock in a bit, but for now, have a couple of amusing work quotes to make up for all the angst:

Customer: My PDA went down on me ...

Co-worker: Define "fuzzy".

And finally, some memes. This first one is a version of that one everyone else is doing, slightly adjusted by [livejournal.com profile] telesilla:

Give me one of my own stories, and a timestamp sometime in the future after the end of the story, or sometime in the past before the story started, and I'll tell you where the characters are and what they're doing. It probably won't be fic, unless something really inspires me, but I will tell you what's up with them.

If you've done this one, feel free to poke me in the comments here as well, by the way. I've been bad about replying to posts.

And another meme, this one from [livejournal.com profile] bibliotech:

That meme where you have to say everything you know about those of your friends' fandoms that you know only through fannish representations, rather than through ever having watched any. So I will. Name a fandom and I will tell you what I think I know about it, derived only from my LJ experience.

bubosquared: (blather)
( Dec. 4th, 2006 02:17 pm)

Work whinging. )

I love my job, I love my job, I love my job, ...

On a more cheerful note: Wish List Meme! )

And if you cuold please link your own wish list post in comments if you've made one, that would be handy, thanks. :D

Quote of the Day:

The historical innaccuracies actually leap off the t.v. and did a little dance in Melle's living room!
([livejournal.com profile] troubleinchina, re: Robin Hood)

And on a semi-related note, there's ... something, whatever, going around about internet people and knowing they're real people and not lying, and I was gonna be all insightful and shit, but you know, I don't think anyone's ever going to accuse me of being a liar or a fake intarweb person or whatever. For one thing, my life is far too mundane for that, and for another, I've met ... a whole lot of you in tht Real Life place now, so you can vouch for me. :D

It'll also be difficult for me to ever stage my death, as both the non-family people in my will are on my friendslist and thus would quickly call shenanigans on any fake deaths.

bubosquared: (contemplative)
( Aug. 8th, 2006 03:43 pm)

I've been thinking lately about if/how to write about a minority I'm not part of. Specifically, about me, as a white girl, writing about non-white characters. This could apply both to fanfic and non-fanfic, but I'm mostly thinking about the latter, because in fanfic, if the canon glosses over certain aspects of racial differences, for example, it's easy enough to follow its lead and not bring that up in fanfic.

But when I'm creating my own canon, that's a decision I actually have to make, and it's one that keeps making me wibble like there's no tomorrow. On the one hand, I don't want to write "colourblind", but on the other hand, I also don't want to fuck up if I do write about the more touchy subjects.

(And that's not even mentioning the "How the fuck do you show-not-tell race?" issue, which is something else I wrestle with, and augh.)

So, yeah. Thoughts? Opinions? Pointers? Swats upside the head? Anything? Like I said, this is mostly a non-fanfic thing, but opinions pertaining to fanfic arealso welcome, as I do write non-white characters in fanfic as well. *vague handwave at Lee and Mickey* (This is not a crossover bunny!)

bubosquared: (que?)
( Jul. 17th, 2006 09:27 pm)

Man, watching Numb3rs is kinda surreal after seeing Serenity. Charlie is totally Mr Universe in my head now, and I keep expecting Rob Morrow to turn into a lovebot. Stupid brain.

Aaaaaaand speaking of surreal, Tommy Lee is running some sort of X-Factor for Rockstars to find a singer for a band he's starting with some bloke I don't know and ... Jason Newsted? o_O

TV: Breaking my brain since earlier tonight.

bubosquared: (mickey/jake)
( Jun. 22nd, 2006 03:34 pm)

Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] ktnb!

I'm feeling a bit weird today, will probably be spending tonight napping and/or cleanin or ... something. Or maybe I'll just go on a reading binge; I suddenly found myself wanting to re-read old Metallica slash this morning, and metslash is blocked from here, so the craving has only grown. (And yes, this is an invitation for random recs. :D All fandoms welcome, pretty much, though I'm not known for my love of anime, so.)

Speaking of Metallica slash*, go read and contribute to the stories of Crazy People In Fandom!

* Watch my entire friendslist except a handful of people go "Huh?" at that segue, ahahaha!

Also, that comment meme. )

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Jun. 19th, 2006 01:39 pm)

So I overslept this morning, wolfed down my breakfast, and promtply threw it up. Good morning indeed. I think this is a stomach infection, which means soup, toast and no coffee for me for the next three days. Blaaaaah.

And then I put on a pink-purple shirt and black-and-red striped socks, which just further proves that I should not be allowed to dress myself. *facepalm*

I've not yet watched the new Dr Who, because I was busy as hell this weekend between parties and reading the HP fandom equivalent of Behind the Music. (More on that later, possibly. Once I'm completely caught up on the utter crack.)

I seem to be doing pretty decently in the office footie pool--out of the last eight games, I've only failed to call the winner twice, which isn't too bad, really. Especially as I made my guesses based on which team is slashiest (see: Melle's Theory of Football) and/or which team I dislike the most, as well as some utterly random guesses for teams I didn't know anything about.

Also: Fandom is like soccer football, a highly accurate analysis. Heeee!

Also also, happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] wibbble

bubosquared: (the tribe)
( May. 31st, 2006 11:42 am)

Signs that I'm healthy again: I'm waking up after six hours of sleep again, whether I want/have to or not. This is very nice on weekdays because it means I don't oversleep, but it's a pain in the arse on weekends because I cannot sleep in. At all. I can't even stay in bed, because I get twitchy and drowsy and headachy, and have to be awake for a few hours before I can take a wee nap or something. Argh.

In other news, and proof that I should not be allowed online without adult supervision: I was thinking about fanfic canon and biblical canon, and wondering if, 2,000 years from now, people would be treating fanfic canon (i.e. the shows) like they do the Old Testament now, and fanfic fanon/stories like they do the New Testament, and there's a B5 Book of G'Kar/Londo joke in there somewhere, but I can't seem to quite be able to tease it out. Crap.

Thinking of getting a part-time bar job or something for the summer, to save up some money. My knees may never forgive me.

bubosquared: (badfic)
( Apr. 26th, 2006 02:41 pm)

I assume you've all seen this by now, so I'll just note that the title of the entry makes me think of Brokeback Mountain. At times, "I wish I knew how to quit you" really does describe my relationship with fanfiction. Usually, it just describes my relationship with fanfiction.net, though. :D

[ETA] ... GIP?[/ETA]

bubosquared: (bored)
( Feb. 25th, 2006 05:11 pm)

The things you find while cleaning, man. I'm going through the stationary and paperwork and stuff, and um. Found my original, handwritten versions of just about all the stories I wrote between early 2000 and late 2003, back before my RSI got so bad I couldn't write by hand anymore. Things like Polar, Sin, the very first incarnation of Elfstone, back when that title was still, you know, applicable, and, to quote an e-mail I just sent to Amy, "an entire chapter of HP fic, plus notes on plotting, that I have absolutely no recollection of. I don't know where I was going with this, although judging by what I can still read from my notes, it was ambitious and epic and also Harry/Draco." I may type this up at some point, if only to share the bad. Ow.

Oh, dear lord, I found my teenaged emo-goth poetry. The only thing stopping me from burning it is my inner archeologist. My inner writer cares not for preservation for future generations, she just wants to pretend this never happened. *hides* (I wrote epic poetry, people! WTF, self, WTF.)

WTF, when did I write (the beginning of) a S:AaB/BtVS crossover? Clearly, I was on crack in the nineties. o_O

Awwww, my very first attempt at writing a fantasy novel, way back in ... *thinks* Christ, that must've been '94 or thereabouts. Holy crap. (Oddly enough, I'm a lot less embarassed about the things I wrote pre-puberty, possibly because I had no delusions of depth yet back then and just wrote fairy tales. Heh.)

And a whole bunch of my trying-to-draw stuff from the late nineties. Actually, some of this isn't too bad, I should get these scanned in.

[ETA] ... I'd forgotten just how much Biker Mice from Mars fanart I'd drawn back then. Ehehehe. Right. *cough*[/ETA]

Movies and TV shows I need to download because I cannot afford to rent:

  • The Breakfast Club, because I am a bad, bad Eighties Child for not having seen this yet!)
  • Evita. Mmm, Antonio Banderas so hot.
  • Dungeons and Dragons What? It's been, like, two months since I last saw it!
  • Assorted Muppets episodes, because the Muppets rule!
  • Serenity, so I can finally read and understand the spoilery fics.
  • Dr Who, especially the Christmas ep, cause I've not seen that yet, and I need to research. For PORN!
  • 21 Jump Street. What? Johnny Depp!
  • Hell, while I'm on an Eighties kick, I wonder if I can find the Blues Brothers movies.
  • That movie where eighteen-yo Adam Baldwin plays an adorable muppet, aw. Whatsit? Something with a bodyguard. [ETA] Aha! It's called My Bodyguard, and you can find caps here. Dialuppers, beware. Also, contains Matt Dillon.) [/ETA]

Any additions, anyone? Or maybe I'll just watch and recap more Firefly, and after that, it's high time for another LotR:EE marathon, but and then I'll go to sleep and dream weird crossover dreams again, after which I'll have to shoot myself in the fucking face.

Which reminds me, speaking of Firefly, that I really need to figure out what the fuck is wrong with me that I keep getting into fandoms years after they've gone off the air. No, seriously. People kept trying to get me into Firefly back when it was actually on the air, and I just kept going "Cowboys in space1? The fuck?" Possibly because I was busy porning with the underaged bespectacled wizard crowd, but still. It went off the air, time passes, the movie comes out, people try to rope me in so I can go see the movie on the big screen and goto the premiere and have a big collective fandom experience2, but I was still going "Cowboys in space1? The fuck?" And then suddenly, it was as if the time since its cancellation had reached critical mass or something, and wham. "Cowboys in space1? Wicked!" I need help, is what I need. When I was over at [livejournal.com profile] yonmei's a few weeks back, they kept trying to get me into SGA--a mission which [livejournal.com profile] ruby_fruit has been failing at for months, now. Like I told them, "Once it goes off the air, wait about two years. Then come back to me. Trust me, I'll love it then."

1 My fingers keep wanting to type that as "Gay cowboys in space." Er.
2 You know, I had a moment of self-anger because most of the cast was at the Edinburgh premiere, and I could have met them, but on retrospect, I don't think i would have survived meeting Adam Baldwin's arms in person. And I don't think the security people would have appreciated my trying to stuff Summer Glau down my shirt and taking off with her.

I know, I should be writing, but I just spent two hours faffing about on the internet, reading old [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes posts, and poking my co-workers with a plastic pitch fork. Yuo really don't want to know what my brain would produce right now.

bubosquared: (too damn early)
( Nov. 10th, 2005 10:19 am)

Woke up today to find an Australian tour bus driven by a dragon on the NaNo Scotland forums. *blinks* Good morning!

I sort of want to rant about the latest fandom kerfuffle and male priviledge and stuff, but other people have done a much better job already, and also, it would all just end in incoherent frothing at the mouth. (Link, which is in response to link, for those of you going "Huh?")

I have a headache. Woe.

bubosquared: (que?)
( Oct. 12th, 2005 11:53 am)

So my gran's coming over tomorrow, which means I'll likely not be online as much until Tuesday. But yay for family visits! Chocolate! Tobacco! Proper dark bread flour! Yarn shopping! :D

And then there's one more weekend of relaxation, which will probably turn into a weekend of cooking and freezing meals for November, so I don't starve myself in favour of NaNo. Er, again. *innocentface* And then it's the last week before NaNo, and then just as NaNo starts, my books and stuff for the OU course should be arriving. Except lots of dorky squeeing roundabout then. :D

To Do List for my convenience, your amusement and hassling, and everyone's general disinterest. )

Things I need to stock up on for NaNo. )

Random rant/ramble of the day: What is with all the people getting bitchy about trends and shit in fandom? Apparently, there was a kerfuffle not that long ago with people bitching about people getting psyched about Serenity, and now there's people bitching about people doing that fanfic 100 thing, and ... I don't get it. Maybe it's because I have such a wide range of people on my friendslist, and I'm still not usuall into mainstream fandoms, but I'm used to people suddenly flocking to a (usually new, but sometimes old) fandom I'm not interested in. Firefly and Serenity, QaF, various Stargate incarnations, plus anything out of my small niche in larger fandoms like Buffy or comics fandom, and that's not even touching on the DVD-fuelled revivals of older fandoms like due South.

It's not that I can't understand feeling left out, but making big ranty foaming-at-the-mouth posts about it where the people you're bitching about can see it still seems really stupid to me. This is why god invented e-mail and IM, people, so you can vent to likeminded and/or simply understanding friends, and then go back to being amused over your friendslist's onebrain, which is pretty much what I do with all the Serenity-related posts. (You're all so cute when you get fangirly. :D)

Oh, and I still need to decide on a costume for Halloween. Help?

bubosquared: (squee)
( Sep. 24th, 2005 11:09 am)

Last episode of The Tribe. Am torn between going "Wheee, I finally get to see how it (temporarily) ends!" and "Wah no more Saturday morning goodness!"

Will be having big Space: Above and Beyond marathon later today. May expire from fangirl and from combination of Oldest Obsession and Newest Obsession. Have already lost pronouns. This does not bode well.

If you don't heare from me before tomorrow, avenge my fangirly death.

[ETA] "I am Ram's Master." Wow, they couldn't make the D/s subtext any thicker if they tried![/ETA]

[ETA2] OMG HOLD EVERYTHING BACK THE FUCK UP New series starting next Sunday? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEE!!!11!!!!11!

Um. I mean.

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!![/ETA]

I currently am holding in my hand the full season of Space: Above and Beyond on DVD.

I think I may cry.

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