popkin16: (peep show)
[personal profile] wanted_a_pony, I hope your day is absolutely fantastic - full of smiles and laughter and only good things :)
popkin16: (rodney loves john)
I hope you had an amazing day. You are one of the kindest people I know, and I wish you all the happiness!

Have some grabby!John:


3 New Fics

Jan. 16th, 2017 08:55 am
popkin16: (so doing it)
I've written 3 McShep fics for fandom_stocking. We still have the rest of the week to fill out stockings, so I'm hoping to get at least two more done :)

Signs From the Universe for [personal profile] squidgiepdx [8k]
Five times John and Rodney 'meet cute', and the one time they finally end up together. AKA a string of connected meet cutes.

Take Me To The Wild for [personal profile] tarlanx  [6k]
When Rodney stumbles into John's bar one evening, he learns that he and his two co-workers are not the only creatures who have left the safety of Atlantis.

On The Shelves for [personal profile] melime  [1k]
Rodney's first book signing, after two years, is at John's bookstore.

I was told today that my mother called my grandmother to explain the situation - since they're going to need our new address, when we have one - and my grandmother got very angry and called my brother.

Sooo my brother came over today and said he was going to continue paying the bills. We're still going to save up as best we can to move into someplace cheaper - so we don't have to depend on my brother as much, so he can have more money for his child. But this does mean we are no longer teetering on the edge of homelessness.

I was ready to confront my brother and yell at him for what he was doing. I did tell him that if he plans to cut off us in the future (again), he needs to let us know ahead of time.

All my taxes are going toward saving up. I was hoping to use them to go to Squee Weekend, but alas, being poor strikes again.

I'm so relieved I'm lightheaded.
My brother is coming over tonight - please keep your fingers crossed that I can convince him to continue helping with the bills, for now, until I can save up some money to safely move.
Twelve days into 2017 and already we're having financial woes.

Read more... )

popkin16: (the love of your life)
The reveals have been pushed back again, understandably so (though I did spend the last two days feverishly working on a fic, had it beta'd, etc. for nothing). But it does mean there's time to drop me well wishes, fic, art, or whatever in my stocking, if you feel so inclined! I am kind of impatient for my fics to be revealed lol. Not because I think they're just that good, but because then I can stop thinking about them~

I have had a persistent cough for about a week now. My mother has wondered if perhaps I've got bronchitis again - I hope not. I've got not time to be sick! I'm getting really tired of it, though.

ETA: I also changed my dreamwidth header. It doesn't look as nice as I pictured in my head, but I kept running into problems, so it is what it is now. I spent forever taking screencaps, coloring them, etc. that when  started to have problems resizing the images to fit - and trying to make them roughly the same size - I went GOOD ENOUGH.
I was taking screencaps and this little moment just hit me. They stare at each other for so long and then look away at the same time. It just screams mutual pining and awkwardness. I love it :)

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I created three new McShep gifs and thought I'd share :)

3 large gifs )

[livejournal.com profile] logans_girl2001 is hosting a Pride Day every Monday, where you comment on her post and talk about something that made you happy or feel proud that week. It's a great way to share some positivity :)

I'm very proud of myself for this :D

I really need to get on making that sticky post so I can start encouraging myself to write every day...
I think this is my first time actually posting on DW and not just importing all my journal entries. Hopefully crossposting works! My DW needs so much work - I need to change out my icons and work on my layout (the text is so tiny, whyyy).

My New Year's Resolution is two-fold, the first of which - <i>be more positive</i> - is new. It's going to be a difficult one, since my family is always running into financial woes. The second is the same as last year: write more than the previous year. I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] mini_wrimo in November and it really helped keep me writing. I'm thinking of making a sticky-post to keep track of my daily word count - I'll comment each day with how much I wrote. It won't always be more than 0, but hopefully I won't go days without writing.

One positive of 2016 is my success at writing more. In 2015 I wrote 6,721 words total for the year. In 2016 I wrote 45,397. I'm really proud of myself for that, even if I know some people who could write that in one story alone, lol. Hopefully I'll fill my goal of writing even more than 45k! I have tons of ideas, it's just the hard part: actually writing them.

My 2016 Fics

+ Experienced, 1907 words.
Danny's a bit lost while Owen is charting the island.

+ Making A Choice, 6679 words. Written for Tarlan and part of the [livejournal.com profile] romancingmcshep .
John knows something has to change to make Weres more accepted on Atlantis. He has a feeling there are more than just a few who share his secret.

+ Division 52, 18644 words. Written as part of the Conspiracy Challenge and a Men in Black crossover.
John never expected aliens.

Refresh My Memory, 1906 words. Co-written with [livejournal.com profile] darkmoore.
John, Rodney and the day after a drunken night of sex...

Gifts Worth Giving, 1138 words. Written for [livejournal.com profile] selenic76.
Wooing, Rodney McKay style.

Riding A Desk, 2170 words. Pure porn.
This was Rodney's favorite kind of meeting.

+ Take Me To The Wild, 6214 words. Written for fandom_stocking and hasn't been revealed yet. I'll make a post when it's finally open for reading.

Right out the gate of 2017, I have at least 2 fics to be written and Romancing McShep to start thinking about. Hopefully it's a sign of how the year will go :)


Dec. 18th, 2016 05:01 am
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] ride_4ever! I hope it was an amazing day, full of happiness :D
Hey guys! I signed up for fandom-stocking - you can find my post here. There's no pressure to post a ficlet or picspam or anything at all; you don't even have to wish me well :) Just putting this out here.

[livejournal.com profile] squidgiepdx has a list of some participants that might be familiar to you good people~


Dec. 12th, 2016 06:27 am
Things are really taking off at work. 'Tis the season, and all that. I'm always drained by Saturday night, and two days doesn't seem like enough to recover. I work Christmas Eve, 9am to 6pm (when the store closes). My boss said she was scheduling a bunch of people to work 7-4, so at least I'll have help.

I finished Stranger Things, which was amazing. It's also resulted in my first ot3 - Jonathan/Nancy/Steve. Most of the fic for them is kind of same-y though, so I haven't read everything (not that there's much to read). I loved watching the kids on the show, but not enough to seek out fic for them. Joyce/Hopper tends to be a background pairing, so I haven't really read anything for them either. I've been looking for something to replace ST to watch on my own and I've started Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, which is entirely the fault of [livejournal.com profile] squidgiepdx! There are only 7 episodes, so it shouldn't take me too long to finish, and then I think I'll watch The Expanse.

fandom_stocking has gone live, and I'm hoping to do fills for at least three people ([livejournal.com profile] tarlanx, [livejournal.com profile] squidgiepdx, and [livejournal.com profile] goddess47). Ideally, I'd like to do something for all the McShep shippers, but given how slow at writing I am and the way my ideas tend to get out of control...plus, I want to do something for Winter Magic. I have a teeth-rottingly sweet fic idea that I can hopefully do justice for that. I'm considering signing up for my own stocking (I have two days left to decide), but I worry about giving back as much as I receive. I'm already 3k into a fill for [livejournal.com profile] tarlanx, so I am hopeful about getting things done.

[livejournal.com profile] sgamadison is doing a December Love Meme over on her journal. Stop by and check it out - it's inspiring some great fandom love :)

I got into a fight with some family members on facebook about the 2016 presidential election. My aunt called my words "hateful", which I found darkly amusing, considering the crap Trump has said and gotten away with. My aunt is rich, white, and married. She has little to worry about, with him. These fights have made me very nervous about Christmas, however. I doubt they'll say anything, as it'll be a holiday and they'll want it to be a nice one, but they can be passive aggressive or ignore me completely...I guess we'll see.

I have a 6 page paper due on Wednesday I have no motivation to work on. And next time I get some spare money, I'm getting my nose pierced.

That's it for updates *shrug*
Livejournal informs me that today (well, technially yesterday) is [livejournal.com profile] shaddyr's birthday! I hope it was an amazing day, full of good things :)
Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] timespirit! You are always so wonderfully supportive and kind, I appreciate it very much. I hope your birthday was absolutely amazing <3
The happiest of birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] zoemathemata! You are funny, generous, and so, so talented! I hope you have an AMAZING birthday, bb <3



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