dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Tasteful Tentacle Porn)
Posting mostly for my own reference, because I suspect I will need to stare at this from time to time:

The Creative Process

Actually, while I'm linking things for my own reference, I will link to this blog post/comic which I assume everyone and their mom (and possibly even my mom) has already seen:

This Is Why I'll Never Be an Adult
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sam/Gene by Lynnmonster)
So, two things.

Firstly: Sam Tyler is my TV boyfriend. I get this dumb grin on my face just THINKING about him. I am still terrified of the cross-dialect issues of trying to WRITE him, but he makes me so very, very happy that sooner or later I will probably have to try.

Secondly: Tonight I take my last exam of the semester. I've already found out enough of my grades that I'm pretty confident I'm going to get my requisite B-minus-or-better in all my classes, so I feel okay saying that I'm done with the first year of my program and all my required courses, and there's just eighteen credits of electives between me and the piece of paper that makes me a Real Librarian.

This got me to thinking about all the things I've learned this year which will serve me so well in my life post-graduate-school. I'm making a list:

  • How to utilize print and electronic reference sources to answer questions correctly and authoritatively.
  • Where cutter numbers come from.
  • Ironing.
  • Parallel parking.
  • Commuting daily via public transit (subspecialty: not passing out in the low-oxygen environment of the Red Line platform at Metro Center or Gallery Place following a mechanical failure during rush hour).
  • Operating my iPod left-handed in my pocket.
  • Sam and Gene are BOYFRIENDS OMG!!!1!
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    1. I think today may be the day I crack and go buy a wireless card so I can maximize my in-class goof-off potential. Anybody know if there's a meaningful difference between brands? I gather I want an 802.11g, because they're faster, but apart from that, anything I should look for?

    2. My left eye hurts. Like, my eyeball. Actually, on top of my eyeball, when I look down and/or to the right. It feels like I really did roll my eyes so hard at my useless homework group boy that I pulled a muscle in my eye. So: sinus headache? eyeball cancer? justifiable homicide?

    3. I woke up at 6:30. It was still dark. And I am still awake. WTF?
    dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
    I don't get sick often enough to remember: is yellow snot cause for concern, or only green?

    And if I decided that, after six years, I were prepared to start experimenting with over-the-counter cold rememdies again, what would you recommend to make my sinuses stop CRUSHING MY BRAIN? Anything that causes fewer medicine-head symptoms is better, because that's why it's been six years in the first place. But it's also getting to the point where I'm willing to spend a few days in a stupor if that's what it takes, because ow ow ow ow.
    dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
    This post at Respectful of Otters, and the essay it links to, answer the question I had a while back, "Why do women ever need partial-birth abortions? What's up with that?"

    Must register to vote. Must register to vote right now.


    ...and I promise the next post will be something much more fun and completely different.
    dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Dork Love by Heuradys)
    ...for certain values of 'useful', anyway.

    The Ultimate Pontiac GTO Picture Site's page of Black 1967 GTOs. They've only got two pics of the '67 in black - and one of those is a convertible - but lots more in other colors. Very handy for figuring out nitpicky details about Ray's car, if you're inclined to get obsessive about that sort of thing.
    dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
    I'm back from WorldCon - it's all a bit of a blur, the way cons are, and I haven't quite wrapped my brain around the idea that that was my weekend, and I have to go to work tomorrow, but...

    A Few Things I Remember... )

    Being home from WorldCon also means my writing vacation is over. Feel free to resume pestering, if you like doing that sort of thing. *g*
    dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
    As promised, [livejournal.com profile] tappu:

    Special Mormon Underwear )

    That's from Bill Shunn's site, www.shunn.net, specifically from the East Lansing chapter of The Road to Apostasy, which covers his trip to Clarion as a devout 17-year-old. And for my personal click-through convenience, it looks like the entirety of Terror on Flight 789, the true life story of Bill's adventures as a Mormon missionary and international terrorist (or: how to get kicked out of Canada), is now online.
    dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Bob Euphemism by Heuradys)
    Or at least a link to educational content. Er, for specialized values of 'educational,' of course. [livejournal.com profile] commodorified's Slashy Sex on a Motorcycle 101.

    Go, look! Get inspired!

    GIP!

    Jun. 11th, 2004 11:39 pm
    dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Hurts so Pretty by Heuradys)
    Look at what our lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] heuradys made for me, from [livejournal.com profile] lynnmonster's screencaps of For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down!

    Because it's true, y'know. He does.

    Also a note to self for future reference: the online IRC client is at http://dx.qsl.net/cqdx/oldclient.html
    dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Bob Euphemism by Heuradys)
    From [livejournal.com profile] thebratqueen's post about the difficulties of finding advice on how to organize your life when you're a single person who doesn't actually want Martha Stewart living, just, y'know, something survivable, I clicked over to [livejournal.com profile] fan_domestics, where fannish types trade advice on, while, domestic topics. In checking out the memories, I found a post
    on car repairs and getting shafted that made me whimper with fellow-feeling, and then with delight, for lo! One commenter supplied the url of CarTalk's Mechan-X Files, which lists over 16,000 mechanics who've been recommended by listeners and allows you to search by zip code and check out their ratings in areas like "treats male and female customes the same" and "they respond well when they screw something up."

    All of which is to say, I still haven't figured out where I'm going to go to get my long-overdue oil change, but, wow! Choices!

    Also: We were talking about porn last night... )

    ...aaaand just as I typed that, my boss's boss walked up. Thankfully on the service desk side, where she can't see my screen. I think maybe I'll just friendslock this now. Just. Because.

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