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02 February 2018 @ 05:55 am
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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anyjen: butterfly!anyjen on February 18th, 2018 04:33 am (UTC)
Heeeeey!

How you doing, sweety?

I've been considering making a return to lj, maybe finish a few wip stories that were left to gather dust somewhere on my hard-drive.

Any particular requests?
popkin16popkin16 on February 18th, 2018 04:41 am (UTC)
HEY BB. It's so, so good to hear from you :D You should absolutely make a return to fandom, I miss chatting with you! What have you been up to?
anyjen: Brookanyjen on February 21st, 2018 02:19 am (UTC)
Boring RL stuff, mostly. Moved to a new place, turned it into a cat paradise for my two spoiled princesses, got my Italian double citinzenship after more than a decade of doing paperwork for it, and learning Italian even though I don't really have plans to travel to Italy anytime soon. Maybe when I'm old and retired? XD

I have been playing Pokemon, Go, though (yes, there are still people playing that game) and made a couple new friends in the local community. I'm horribly behind on Doctor Who and One Piece and haven't even read the newer xxxholic chapters, though I think I can finally forgive CLAMP for the horrible ending of the old manga, so I might pick them up soon. I intend to finish the stories that were more advanced: let's see how it turns out.

What have you been doing with your days?
popkin16: ♦ no ships like partnershipspopkin16 on February 24th, 2018 06:10 am (UTC)
Congrats on moving to a new place and getting double citizenship! That's amazing :D Plus, it's always nice to learn a new language.

I do know that some still play Pokemon Go. I think it's great - gets you out of the house and such. And it helps you make friends XD I am horribly behind on One Piece too, though I recently started a rewatch with a friend. We've just reached Loguetown, just before they enter the Grand Line.

I never did read the ending to xxxHolic, but I heard what happens so I...haven't bothered, lol. What is with CLAMP and the awful endings?

I've been working, going to school (one class per semester). I still live with my parents, but I'm paying all the bills (until they get approved for government assistance and can afford to live on their own). I'm still heavily involved in fandom...lol my life is unchanging.