Hot 100

May. 23rd, 2011 10:35 am
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (parks & rec - bweh)
So, as usual the Hot 100 was predictable and blah. I offer as an alternative, the LIVEJOURNAL HOT 50. To vote, you should be someone who identifies as female and who likes (at least some of the time) people who identify as female. To vote, simply reply to this post (replies are hidden) with your top 10-15 pics.

I will, in ONE WEEK (that is MONDAY MAY 30) tally up the top 50 and compile a post with pictures and such. Feel free to include pictures in your voting, though those will in no way sway the numbers.

Please put any questions about this in a SEPARATE comment, so that I can un-screen it.

Have fun!
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (damages - maybe we're both vengeful)
- I finished Dexter season 5. I hope there will be fic forthcoming. (On the whole, I really really loved Lumen's arc. Not really a fan of the show in general, however.)

- Bridesmaids is one of my top 10 movies ever, especially if they do a director's/writer's cut.

- Finished the first draft of junetide (on DW) and now I'm buckling down on other projects: Skins Bang, casestory art... digging out my thesis. Turns out, Von Trier being a hilarious asshole at Cannes and reading the first reviews of Melancholia was what I needed to kickstart my brain. Course, now I'm a lot more excited about the 'analyzing Von Trier' part of the thesis and less about the 'I write shit' part. Ah well.

- Currently watching Game of Thrones, The Killing, United States of Tara & Parks and Rec. And Oddities! AHH THAT SHOW IS AWESOME. So far, the only summer shows I'm going to watch are True Blood (because I hate myself) and Degrassi (because I LOVE myself!) -- OH, and DAMAGES! I started watching DVDs of Fringe, liking it so far.

- If you haven't read In The Woods and The Likeness by Tana French (there's a third book, but I haven't read it yet so I can't officially recommend it), you REALLY REALLY SHOULD. Unreliable narrators, epic friendship... Cassie reminds me of Rebecca Locke mixed with Mel Sims. She's like... their French/Irish adopted baby.

- Really wanting a tattoo, but between paying all my various bills I don't think it's in the books unless I start trading sexual favors for ink. Trust me, I've considered it. If you know someone rich who wants to sponsor a ~tattoo virgin~ hit me up. Not kidding.

ahhhhhh

Mar. 7th, 2011 09:29 am
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (rpf - eh - desperate)
Its just sinking in how busy I'm going to be in the next few weeks. I still have FIVE fics to write for various donation things, and shows to catch up on, and WHERE ARE YOU FREE TIME?

-- This week I have a chiropractor appt, a practice and a game on Saturday. Hopefully finishing at least one story this week.
-- Next week I'm supporting a derby girl in a music show, and then going to STL on the weekend for derby.
-- Week after, volunteering at damariscain's daughter's play, zipping up to STL for an eye appointment (my double vision is getting worse. FML. Also. I have no eye insurance.) and zipping back down to volunteer again.
-- Week after THAT, performing in the Vagina Monologues.
-- THEN AN EMPTY WEEK. AHH.
-- Then, possibly, dashing up to STL to see Super, and back down for a bout.
-- ANOTHER EMPTY WEEK.
-- Then, CGRG goes to Omaha. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD IT WILL BE AWESOME.

And I haven't even checked the schedule of SIRG's games for volunteering. GOOD CHRIST.

woo!

Jan. 28th, 2011 02:14 pm
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (art - vintage reading)
I'm officially cast in The Vagina Monologues! I'm doing "I Was There in the Room" both nights, part of "My Angry Vagina" both nights and part of "Comfort Women" on the weekend show. (The shows are March 31 and April 2, if you want to be creepy and come hear me talk about ladybits.)

I don't know if I know anyone with a video camera, but I promise to practice in front of a webcam. Just for you, my loves.

<3
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (parks & rec - bweh)
There are some new folks around these parts, and I always enjoy talking about myself... The perfect storm for an introductory post. (Actually, I'm having trouble coming up with what to write my 750 daily words on today, so... here we are.)

Ramble-y bits are under the cut.

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two suns

Jan. 10th, 2011 01:06 pm
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (castle - beckett)
doing much better.

Skated for 10 hours this weekend (actually, closer to 9 between dinner break and sitting to tend my blisters). The endorphins are still flowing.

Yesterday was epic: I watched TV and movies all day, saw Black Swan again in the theater with [livejournal.com profile] damariscain. J and I got digital cable and HBO -- for whatever reason, they gave us all of the premium channels along with it. So, even if this runs out soon, I'm going to enjoy watching Degrassi, Big Love, Shameless... LIVE. <3

Working on at least two fic, though I sense they'll need to be scrapped and started over.

<3

Maybe snow tonight. It's cold enough, so it might as well.

ETA: More celeb baby news? UTERUS: ACTIVATE! (seriously, ridic cramps... wtf)
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (derby oh my god)
On the first day of hunting season (taking a large chunk of our audience), the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls PRE SOLD OUT their entire bout. A scrimmage, where we aren't even playing another team. This town has never seen modern roller derby, this town has given us mixed reactions from the beginning. But this? This is a huge success.

Tonight makes up for being called sluts on the internet. Tonight makes up for being kicked out of Taco Bell for wearing our uniforms. Tonight makes up for the government official who asked our head ref yesterday "So, have y'all even sold any tickets?"

I spent our first bout fighting off tears of pride. We were away, against a much stronger team, and we stood our ground. Tonight? I will be fighting off shouts of joy. This group of women is the most incredible I have ever known. We work together against the limitations of our own bodies, against our personal struggles, and against (and with) our own community.

When I say this is the best day of my life I don't think it is an exaggeration. More than 60 people, more than 100, have been physically and otherwise involved in making this day and this league happen. We can look back and I know we will be proud.
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (jenny sees the future)
At this point (I had a mostly successful review yesterday) all I have to do to get both a raise and company insurance is show up on time and do my job for the rest of October (and, everyone assumes, after that).

Hello, incentive.

Now, I'm not a morning person. But once I am actually awake, I'm pretty much ready for the day. So, I had a few options:

-- Keep waking up at 7 for work at 8, using a better alarm clock (end up being late, failing, suck) REJECTED
-- Wake up at 6, do some AM exercise, shower (issues with noise/waking up roommate/space for workout/hate showering in AM/hate having wet hair and using hair dryer) REJECTED
-- Wake up at 6, get dressed and awake, watch an hour of DVD (can find no fault in this plan) STARTING THE DAY WITH FANDOM FTW

So many reasons why this plan is awesome! I have been missing out on TV time because of derby, and this will fill a huge gap in my life. (Sad but true.) I am so freaking happy about this. Watching every X-Files episode ever is no longer an unreachable goal!
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (daisy)
On livejournal:

--> [community profile] intoabar: Pick a character who walks into a bar, get assigned a random character from a fandom of your listing who they meet. Write a fic about it. Gen, het, fem... whatever. Signups are open. (Also on DW)

--> [profile] femslash_planet: I'm on team sweeps. Having a stupid amount of fun so far and all I've done is plan a project and do a wordsearch.

RP:

Playing as Bianca from Degrassi. Love me some conflicted feelings, and hello powerplay. (Yes, I ship her with Adam, and yes, I'd probably ship her with anyone, given the screen time. But not Alli. Bleh.)

IRL:

::crickets:: OH YEAH WE PLAYED OUR FIRST BOUT. IT WAS AWESOME AND WE LOST SO HARD BUT IT WAS THE BEST DAY EVER.
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (Default)
The past two weeks have been somewhat nightmarish. I've been caught in a spiral of guilt and paranoia and irrational thinking. Crisis mode at home really didn't help.

I normally wouldn't talk about a "cure" like this, but the change has been so... almost instant, and so dramatic, that I really need to stress what is going on.

Until yesterday, I had been eating basically fast food and soda for my one, sometimes two meals a day. Not awesome intake. I was reading up on things I could do to help with depression, and something I kept coming across was a change in diet. I remembered seeing it while researching epilepsy. The food recommendations were the same. Why not try it.

Yesterday for lunch, I bought a bunch of portable health foods (important for work): dried fruit, nuts, granola, juice and soy milk in small containers. I ate a sampling for lunch, and that afternoon started working on a chart to process things I was feeling irrationally guilty about. I could tell a difference between the things I wrote down right after lunch and what I wrote later, as the food and energy kicked in.

Derby practice... hard, but I felt good as usual.

And then this morning. I was able to wake up at the first alarm. I nibbled on snacks during the morning, continuing the healthy diet, was able to keep positive and guilt-free even though I was over-due for posting my femslash10 story and received an AWESOME 6k Mean Girls fic featuring JANIS IAN THE LESBIAN which I will link to once I've read all the fem10 fics and have a big giant link post together.

AND I finished before I went to lunch, thanks to my awesome writing partner Maia, and here it is:

http://community.livejournal.com/femslash10/18643.html (Whip It, Bliss/Pash)
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (thesis - wildivymildmara)
What's that, universe? You've been longing for an update from my little corner of the world? Well, I'm about to make your dreams come true, baby. Get ready for this.

One word, my loves: Derby. Roller derby, to be specific. If I wasn't utterly consumed before, I sure as hell am now. Pencil me in for three practices a week, watching my diet, attempting to exercise and stretch while sitting at my desk job... you name it. Our first bout is September 11, and I do not want to be flattened out there. We have less than six weeks with fewer than optimal numbers to get into bouting shape. I. Want. It. Last night's practice was brutal: at least three girls threw up, two cried. But we didn't stop. Roller derby is the best thing to happen to me, and despite all the drama and hooey that comes along with running a group of 30 women, the rewards are incredible.

I'm also reading more than I've had time to in ages. That's one of the benefits of being out of school and having an hour-long lunch break. I prefer to review series as a whole, which puts a bit of a hindrance on posting, but lately I've been speeding through the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, the Oresteia (for Classica chat), the Sookie Stackhouse novels (forget what I said before about hating them, I'm so addicted), and I'm about to start the Millennium series by Steig Larsson.

As for writing, and other more intellectual pursuits, not much is happening other than RP. But that doesn't mean I'm not completely happy with the way things are right now. If you've talked to me lately, my main shows are True Blood and Degrassi, both of which I've had the pleasure of watching with friends. Simply watching, however, is not always enough. I've recently hooked up with people in the role playing community who have allowed for a deeper, meta experience. Through RP, we have explored motivations, how far characters will go, and the extent of things written into the text such as genderfail and manpain. Writing Bill has made True Blood watchable for me again, since I analyze the show and break it up instead of swallowing it whole. (RP also makes my work day a blast!)

Oh, and did I mention, I'm living with my best friend and derby wife, Bobbie Soxxx in the cutest house ever, for one. AND today I'm picking up one of my teammate's kids for the evening cause she pulled her back--I've missed babysitting so much!
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (skins - effy likes drugs)
To free myself of Skins-depression, I've decided to write prompts for it.

Rules:
1. No canon pairings [i.e. they have had sex or identified to each other a romantic interest]
2. One request per person, however once your request is filled you may request another
3. Identify pairing, a color, and a time of day [i.e. Naomi/Emily, Red, Noon]
4. No repeat pairings
5. Het, femslash, boyslash are all okay
6. Characters from all series are okay, as are high-school/college aged crossovers (that I'm familiar with)
7. No RPF

Notes:
- You may really like Emily or Cassie or Sketch, but I don't. Should your request include one or more of these characters, it will likely be pushed to the bottom of the pile, rushed together, or skipped completely, depending on my mood. There are, of course, exceptions to this, but request at your peril. ;)
- Fellow writers? Feel free to borrow these prompts, write your own interpretations, and link to your stories from this post.

[and yes, I'm still working on those alphabet prompts as well]
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (dl - broken but still rocking)
Last night [livejournal.com profile] fishy73 and I saw Demi Lovato in St. Louis. (David Archuleta and Jordin Pruitt were openers.)

It. Was. Epic.

Read more... )

And that's it, I guess. The whole night was kind of like a dream. Amanda and I dressed like less skanky versions of Effy Stonem, and my mom almost didn't let Amanda leave the house in her outfit, but still took our picture. XD

I'm now enabled to write Demi porn. "And no limes."
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (art - corset)
I'll be adding to this as more stories are posted, but even if you're only vaguely familiar with these fandoms, I encourage you to check out these gems.

[livejournal.com profile] apocalyptothon recs:

-- We Go In Waves by [livejournal.com profile] entangled_now - Pushing Daisies. In which Ned believes he has caused the end of the world, in the form of the plagues.

-- nowhere to be found by [livejournal.com profile] anr - House, MD. In which Cuddy roams, lost.

-- Out beyond the breakers by [livejournal.com profile] maharetr - X-Men Movieverse. In which Kitty loses everything and holds strong. (written for me!)

-- The Chainsaw Job by [livejournal.com profile] annerbhp - Leverage. In which there are zombies and Parker loves a flamethrower.

-- Rise of the Zombees by [livejournal.com profile] ishie - The X-Files. In which we're treated to a brand new episode of awesome!

[livejournal.com profile] remixredux09 recs:

-- There Was a Time (The Waltzing Remix) by ?? - Dead Like Me. Remix of my drabble Instruction. In which George remembers.

-- Grounded (This is Not My Beautiful Life Remix) by ?? - Harry Potter. Remix of Just Like Flying by [livejournal.com profile] isiscolo. In which Ginny maybe isn't who she appears to be.

-- Hold On Tight (Sweetness and Power Remix) by ?? - Firefly. Remix of Hold on Tight by [livejournal.com profile] watergal. In which River and Kaylee and Inara are all tangled up.

-- Logan's Infamous Canadian Sandwiches (The Young and Glorious Remix) by ?? - X-men Comics. In which Hisako grows up.

-- Brush Up Your Shakespeare (Wild and Whirling Words Remix) by ?? - Firefly. In which River finds poetry that isn't broken, just when everything else is.

[livejournal.com profile] femslash09 recs:

-- What I Wore to the Revolution by [livejournal.com profile] jae_w - The Devil Wears Prada. In which Emily finds a softer side of fashion.

-- but the truth is, it was always this by [livejournal.com profile] twistomatic - Skins. In which Katie doesn't quite understand what it is about her sister's relationship with Naomi that upsets her so much.

-- Dominoes by [livejournal.com profile] botherd - Skins. In which Effy plays matchmaker and Naomi waxes philosophic.

-- More Than Nostalgia by [livejournal.com profile] hyel - The Faculty. In which Stokely is really, really gay, sometimes for aliens.

-- we sing until dawn of our fears and our fates by [livejournal.com profile] the_girl_20 - Skins. Written for me! In which Katie ditches Freddie and Naomi is massively gay.

-- something more beautiful than is there by [livejournal.com profile] glossing - Parks & Recreation. In which the fate of the Pit is threatened and Ann doesn't mind being a wife.

-- Assemble the Ways by [livejournal.com profile] jengrrrl - Skins RPF. In which sparse prose reveals Lily's barest feelings for Kat.

-- Clouds Got In My Way by [livejournal.com profile] swatkat24 - The Devil Wears Prada. In which Andy is damnedly perfect and Emily is just lonely, that's it.
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (ep - not what you expected)
First of all; Thanks for signing up for this year's exchange!  I hope you have fun with my requests.  I'm pretty easy to please.  If you freaked out at my weird requests, take a deep breath, and read this post.  If you still have questions, I believe you can ask via moska & k OR vague questions ANON in this post.

Here's what I requested:
1. Skins, Katie/Naomi, Naomi/Effy
2. Firefly, River/Saffron
3. X-Men Comics, Rogue/Marrow

Wildcard fandoms I request: (limit three):
1. Juno, Juno/Vanessa, Juno/Leah
2. Parks & Recreation, Leslie/Ann
3. United States of Tara, Any Alter/Charmaine, Any Alter/Kate

Details! )
Use this as an opportunity to write what you feel good writing about.  It will be the most successful exchange for me if you have a good time. 

aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (ht - oral fixation)
Friends adjustment.  Feel free to drop me if you don't think we're working out.  And on the other side, if you want to give me a try, please comment on my Adding Post.  --> http://aphrodite-mine.livejournal.com/410903.html

(Also, I feel a bit out of the loop, cause I'm not watching the Tonys or participating in the European elections... However, Selena was brilliant on SWAC tonight.)
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (art - corset)
STOP MAKING ME GAY (and by stop I mean PLEASE MORE).
(totally in alphabetical order)
(totally hotlinking)

Read more... )
aphrodite_mine: barrettes in reddish hair read 'feminist killjoy' (hardcandy - lick)
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current friends, or those met via someplace mutual need not comment.

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