Confirming as much as I suspected -- introverts are pussies.
Confirming as much as I suspected -- introverts are pussies.
First of all, thank you for offering to write in one of my fandoms! I hope you have fun.
I'm pretty easy-going as far as content goes. I like gen, slash, femslash, het and whatever other genre or combination of genres you care to come up with. I love all of the fandoms and the characters I requested. The only thing I really don't want to see in your story is animal harm.
I am equally comfortable with any rating from G to NC-17. I don't mind angst and/or unhappy endings. Fluff is fine. Character death is fine. Violence is fine. Sex is fine. Christmas stories are fine. I love crossovers and dig AUs.
You can ignore everything here and just write me anything you want with the characters I requested. Optional details are optional, but I know most people like to have prompts to bounce off. Feel free to combine prompts.
( Actual requests below the cut. Warning: Verbosity. )
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This is an exaggeration. Silly language games are language study, language review, and I did that, I did some knitting, and I managed to get my daily words written on Nerd Girls and one scene in Sandborn edited, so I'm slowly dragging my tired ass back to some form of writing discipline. I caught up on sleep, did a bit of reading, discovered that hacking off a chunk of the bike made it short enough that I could actually use it as a practice bike (thank you Elf Lord!) so no more need to play bike roulette with him bringing over a bike every weekend to see if I fit it or if I'm balancing on it like the seat's trying to jam itself up my lady parts. I'm not kidding, the first seat wasn't so bad because it was wider and softer around the leather, the second seat felt like it was trying for a reverse childbirth thing. Ow.
But anyway, now I have a bike! And if it's warm out there can be practice! This is a good thing, I'm going to enjoy this. I would have enjoyed it more if I'd gotten more sleep last night. Hopefully I can get some housecleaning done over the rest of the week.
I'm still not sure what I'm going to aim for on Tuesday, apart from getting writing done then and Wednesday. But having the day off to leisurely make our way down to Atlanta, check in, get dinner, hang out, and go to Cirque and then book it back up Wednesday to get the boy to bed and me to work, that should be good. A much needed if short vacation.
And I still have no idea what I'm going to do about hotels for Dragon*Con. At this point I'm so frustrated I'm not even sure I want to go. Argh. I'll think of something. I usually, almost always do. I'm just frustrated and boggled by the amount of money I ended up spending this year on autographs, despite having a shorter list than usual, and. Ugh on everything.
Sleep. Tomorrow is another day. Time for sleeping.
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I am being really, really picky about fandoms I am willing to write this year. (Probably because I defaulted my first year because it was a canon I loved but felt compelled to review all eight books of in order to write it.)
Like, there were about 30 fandoms on my list to start with (compared to 200 the year I defaulted), and when I narrowed it down by "fandoms I would be delighted to open up the assignment for and discover I was writing, no matter what the assignment was" there were...8. And I am 100% ecstatic/thrilled by those eight, but...I feel like I'm being a diva. Or that I should add some of my "I could write this and be generally happy" fandoms in so that I'm Not Being Difficult.
Can someone tell me whether I'm setting reasonable boundaries or being overcautious? (LOL, the answer to that is "no-one but yourself," but helpful thinky thoughts for how to go about figuring out the answer to that question would be helpful!)
I'm likely to pick up pinch hits in fandoms I haven't offered, if that tips the cosmic Yuletide scales in my favor.
I also have a really shitty memory for numbers, except when I have a really good memory for them -- fucked if I can remember specific phone numbers for years and years, for instance, even ones I manually dial regularly instead of using the phone's address book, until all of a sudden, like with the flip of a switch, I'll remember it for years past when I'm actually using it regularly. Right after I moved out of my parents' house the first time, I was writing checks for a lot of my regular shopping, and I wrote my drivers' license number on the checks often enough that I found I'd memorized it -- and still remember it, 10 years after surrendering my NJ license for a MD one. (I don't know my MD one; I don't write checks that often anymore.) That kind of thing.
The big thing, though, is credit card numbers. I buy things online pretty often, and I don't ever let my browser or most websites save my CC#, so I type it pretty regularly. It usually takes me no more than a year or two to memorize a credit card number after something like a CC fraud/identity theft thing happens and I have to cancel the card and get a new one. I always struggle like hell for the first few months of a new card number (wanting to type in the old one and always misreading/mistyping the new one as the transpositions and digit confusions kick in), then have a little while of not remembering the number but not having trouble typing it with the card in front of me. Then I'll find that I'm remembering the expiration date and the CVV (confirmation code), along with a few sequences of the 16-digit card number, but I still need the card for confirmation. After a bit, though, it's like a switch flips in my head, and I never have to pick up the physical card again when I'm making online purchases. (Until the next time there's a data breach and I have to get a new card number, of course.)
I'm curious as to how common this is! Sarah says she's never memorized a credit card number in her life, whereas I currently have our main credit card # (last changed about 2 years ago) and the DW business card # (about three years old) memorized but not our backup card (which is about three or four years old, I think, but I type it in way less frequently).
So, a poll:
For your current primary credit card:
I don't remember anything about it, no matter how long I have the number for.
Eventually I will learn some parts of it (small sequences, CVV, expiration date) but I always go for the card anyway.
Eventually I'll remember larger bits of it (whole segments but not all of the #, CVV and expiry, etc) but always doublecheck
I'll remember it if you get me started but I don't rely on memory in case I get it wrong
I will memorize number, expiry, and CVV eventually but I haven't had this card long enough yet
I have number, expiry, and CVV memorized and don't need to pull out the card
I don't have a credit card/I don't use it for online purchases
If you do memorize credit card numbers, about how long does it take you?
Less than 6 months
6 months to a year
12 to 18 months (1-1.5 years)
18 to 24 months (1.5-2 years)
24 to 30 months (2-2.5 years)
30-36 months (2.5-3 years)
Longer than 3 years
If you do memorize card numbers: do you deliberately try to, or does it just happen?
I deliberately try to memorize them as quickly as possible
I try haphazardly but I don't sweat it
It just happens
I wish to complain about the options in this poll:
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