As I mentioned in my last post, tumblr loves to speculate on how terrifying and weird humans would be to aliens. We come from a deathworld, where you can die in a countless number of different ways; we're like space orcs, hard to kill and monstrous; we dye our hair and tattoo ourselves and purposely poison ourselves for fun (alcohol); etc.

I love that kind of thing - taking normal human behavior and looking at it through the lenses of a species that finds it new.

Along that line, I just discovered that The Kevin Jenkins Experience - and it's related Humans Don't Make Good Pets - is actually part of a REALLY HUGE universe, called The Jenkinsverse.

As described on the series page:

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I'll probably end up compiling it into a word document so I can read it offline, too. Even though that's going to be A LOT of work.


popkin16: (so doing it)
I had an interview today! There was a sign by the time machine at work that a part-time position had open up in vision center.

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Birthday!

Apr. 9th, 2017 08:07 pm
Happy birthday [personal profile] kashmir1! I hope today was a wonderful day, spent with the person you love, and full of smiles :D
Happy birthday, [personal profile] melodysparks ! I hope your day was everything you wished for, full of good and happy things :)

Birthday!

Apr. 6th, 2017 01:14 am
Livejournal informs me that it's your birthday, [personal profile] brumeier! You are so kind, hard working, and talented. I hope you have the best day ever <3

 

So angry

Feb. 22nd, 2017 07:44 pm
popkin16: (oh. bitchcakes)
So we've found a place. We were told that the people living there agreed to be out by February 1st...which came and went with no call from the manager. Okay. We call and the manager says she's just waiting on the title, which really shouldn't take that long. We waited a week and a half with no word, so we called her to get an update. She didn't pick up. We called, left messages, etc. for about a week and when we finally got a hold of her, we were told again that she's just waiting on the title. So we call the people who lived in the place before us and they agree to meet us to hand over the title (and then never show up, which they've done twice). We've agreed to meet the people to exchange the title tomorrow (again), but I guess the manager caught wind, because she called and said, "Since you're going behind my back, it's going to be another $350 to move in." 

WHAT. THE. FUCK.

I'm so angry. We're poor, you dumbass, and the rest of the money we have was going to toward repairs. What the fuck is your actual problem? Are you 12? Oh you went behind my back - who cares, as long as we have the title and pay you your fucking money? What is with the increase in price? AND such a huge increase, too. I bet you she's going to pocket that damn money. We have so few options too, it's not like we can just go somewhere else.

Updates!

Feb. 21st, 2017 11:42 pm
popkin16: (team badass)
I've had this fic idea stuck in my head that I like quite a bit. It's FAR outside my comfort zone, both in terms of plot and content. I've got about 3k down and I'm just...not happy with any of it. To a degree that isn't normal for me (since I never like my writing). I think one of my problems is that I got the idea and just immediately started writing about it, but I should maybe sit down, work out some of the worldbuilding, maybe redo some of the plot. I'd really hate for my struggle to kill whatever motivation and fondness I have for the idea.

I was so so excited to find a package from [personal profile] squidgiepdx - a signed copy of Migrations! I took a selfie with the book, I just have to get off my lazy bum to post it :D

My brother agreed to continue paying the bills, but we decided that - because he has a baby on the way - we should probably start looking into finding a cheaper place to live so he'll have money to, you know, buy diapers and other necessities. We should be picking up the title to our new place tomorrow, have some minor repairs to deal with, and then...moving. Again. We've tentatively figured out that I can afford cable/internet, but we'll see how reality shapes up. I'll keep everyone apprised :)

popkin16: (the love of your life)
 Happy birthday, [personal profile] trillingstar ! I hope you have an amazing day and do enjoyable things :) I am wishing you only the best <3
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.

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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 :)

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