popkin16 (popkin16) wrote,

It's been a while

I keep meaning to update and then forgetting.

- January is usually the quietest time of year at work, but a nearby K-Mart closed, so all those customers are heading our way. We got this new cleaning cart at work that sounds good in theory, but in practice it's awful. One of my co-workers is being really pushy about using it, which pisses me off. He actively avoids doing the work that the cart is needed for, and yet badgers us when we use the old cart. If you love the new cart so much, do the work the cart is used for YOURSELF.

- That said, I'm one of the lucky ones being bumped up to $11 an hour, though it makes me sad that a bunch of Sam's Clubs are closing. As soon as I heard we were getting a store-wide raise, I turned to a friend of mine and said, "This is going to bite us in the ass somehow." I feel awful for all those people losing their jobs.

- I'm working on a werewolf AU for romancing mcshep! I've had a long, productive conversation with [personal profile] sgamadison who helped me out a great deal with plot and worldbuilding. Now it's just the hard part: reminding myself that perfection is the enemy of done. I just got to get it down, I can edit it later. Who cares if I'm rambling now? JUST WRITE.

- Also on the fandom front, I am making my very first fanvid! A McShep one, of course. I heard James Bay's Need The Sun To Break, and for the first time ever kept picturing specific scenes for a bunch of the lyrics. There have been a lot of songs over the years that made me think of my boys, but I've never had that happen before. I thought about making a gifset but realized I'd have to make a gif for each line, and a fanvid would make more sense. It's so hard. Luckily I have a friend who makes fanvids - some of which you may remember - and she's given me great advice. Some people do a great job of making scenes match the beat, but I think for my first fanvid I'm going to worry about just matching scenes to the words, lol. I'm super proud and pleased with what little I have done of my fanvid, even if part of me is like, "This is such a hot mess."

But I get to stare at John and Rodney and pick clips where they're super in love, so it's worth it.

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Tags: blah, sga, writing
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