rinnia: (intox)
Quick, out of context peek at a Kane/Toews [livejournal.com profile] kink_bingo fic I'm working on:

Could be worse. Could've traded bodies with a Sedin. )

So tell me - how much do I suck? Oh god, I can't believe I'm writing this.
rinnia: (hot)
Because I haven't been writing... um.. at all, lately, and I really want to be, I both dug up my unused [livejournal.com profile] au_bingo card from a couple years ago and requested a [livejournal.com profile] kink_bingo card. Cut for cards and brainstorming )

I'm also thinking about signing up for Yuletide. I've never done it before, so I'm a bit nervous, but it sounds fun, and I'd kill to read some Goon or Catherine fic. I've exhausted the handful of fics for the former, and literally NOTHING exists for the latter, soooo...
rinnia: (winner)
You know that thing where fangirls get all excited and say that they're "shaking and crying"?

Yeah. Um.

SHAKING AND CRYING RIGHT NOW.
rinnia: (Default)
You know that thing where fangirls get all excited and say that they're "shaking and crying"?

Yeah. Um.

SHAKING AND CRYING RIGHT NOW.
rinnia: (pupster!)
There are a bazillion articles out there detailing just why adopting a dog rather than getting one from a breeder or pet store is the right choice and a fair amount on why you should consider adopting a dog who's past the puppy phase. I agree with the majority of those arguments, of course, but they're all so serious and legitimate. I mean, you're inviting a big-fanged carnivore into your home. Let's not be purely logical; let's get stupid.

I present to you five decidedly awesome advantages of adopting a non-puppy.

#1: The Backstory
Not only are you adopting a dog, you're adopting a protagonist. My girl Opal lived in the woods with her mom and littermates before joining my pack. Kinda badass. My boy Benny, on the other hand, is a mystery. We know he was adopted once before us, but before that? It's a blank. I choose to believe he was an experimental government project attempting to create the perfect dog. Unfortunately, they let one variable get out of hand: LOVE. So he broke out in search of the perfect home et voila. My faithful mutt.

#2: The Excuses
"Oh no, what is he doing? I've trained him better than that! He must've learned it from his previous owner/other dogs on the streets/that Russian circus he starred in."

#3: The Toys
Dogs, like people, have preferences. My dogs, for example, ignore rubber toys. Well, Benny ignores toys completely, but that's not the point! The point is that I had no way of knowing this until I offered them a rubber toy. You want to have the happiest dog possible, right? So you really should just get one of pretty much everything in the toy aisle. You know, to test the waters. It has nothing to do with how cute that dragon plush is. Really.

#4: The Ego-Boost
You weren't there for those formative months. This dog met you as a mature pup and its mature brain loves you. How neat is that?

#5: The Brainular Superiority
People love babies. The big heads, big eyes, tiny little toes... our brains are wired to gobble that junk up. We also love what we, well, love, though. Your dogs will probably end up looking cuter to you than any others in the world. (This doesn't apply to me, as my dogs truly are the cutest in existence, but I've seen some other poor fools stuck in their delusions.) This "cuter than" deal includes puppies. That's right - the awesomeness of your dogs can overcome your brain's innate wiring to love babies. Don't think about it too hard; just go with it. Dogs trump brain. Suck it, gray matter!

Bonus: Why You Should Adopt Two Dogs: A Diagram
rinnia: (Default)
There are a bazillion articles out there detailing just why adopting a dog rather than getting one from a breeder or pet store is the right choice and a fair amount on why you should consider adopting a dog who's past the puppy phase. I agree with the majority of those arguments, of course, but they're all so serious and legitimate. I mean, you're inviting a big-fanged carnivore into your home. Let's not be purely logical; let's get stupid.

I present to you five decidedly awesome advantages of adopting a non-puppy.

#1: The Backstory
Not only are you adopting a dog, you're adopting a protagonist. My girl Opal lived in the woods with her mom and littermates before joining my pack. Kinda badass. My boy Benny, on the other hand, is a mystery. We know he was adopted once before us, but before that? It's a blank. I choose to believe he was an experimental government project attempting to create the perfect dog. Unfortunately, they let one variable get out of hand: LOVE. So he broke out in search of the perfect home et voila. My faithful mutt.

#2: The Excuses
"Oh no, what is he doing? I've trained him better than that! He must've learned it from his previous owner/other dogs on the streets/that Russian circus he starred in."

#3: The Toys
Dogs, like people, have preferences. My dogs, for example, ignore rubber toys. Well, Benny ignores toys completely, but that's not the point! The point is that I had no way of knowing this until I offered them a rubber toy. You want to have the happiest dog possible, right? So you really should just get one of pretty much everything in the toy aisle. You know, to test the waters. It has nothing to do with how cute that dragon plush is. Really.

#4: The Ego-Boost
You weren't there for those formative months. This dog met you as a mature pup and its mature brain loves you. How neat is that?

#5: The Brainular Superiority
People love babies. The big heads, big eyes, tiny little toes... our brains are wired to gobble that junk up. We also love what we, well, love, though. Your dogs will probably end up looking cuter to you than any others in the world. (This doesn't apply to me, as my dogs truly are the cutest in existence, but I've seen some other poor fools stuck in their delusions.) This "cuter than" deal includes puppies. That's right - the awesomeness of your dogs can overcome your brain's innate wiring to love babies. Don't think about it too hard; just go with it. Dogs trump brain. Suck it, gray matter!

Bonus: Why You Should Adopt Two Dogs: A Diagram
rinnia: (this is my badass hat)
I'm now up to 15k words on the Hercules-inspired Puck/Kurt semi-AU and I'm still not sure how to get from this point to the endpoint. Augh.
rinnia: (this is my badass hat)
I'm now up to 15k words on the Hercules-inspired Puck/Kurt semi-AU and I'm still not sure how to get from this point to the endpoint. Augh.
rinnia: (hurt)
My mood has been so up and down in the past two days. Jeez. I only want to mention one bit of the sad - RIP Ryan Dunn - and then focus on the happy, because damnit! Happy!

- I discovered an amazing blog over the weekend: Wave at the Bus. The 170 days are magical.

- Discovered another amazing blog as well: Mich L. in L.A.. I've already ordered one of her pieces, made my own versions of another (which I will post pictures of once I'm not sleepwalking through the day), and have plans to tackle yet one more. Good, good crafty blog.

- It wasn't enough that Nendoroid Snow Miku exists for me to pine after. No, they had to announce a Pullip version of her as well. Damn you, world!

- Any of you guys play Rockstar games? I'm eh on GTA but in love with L.A. Noire, and I'm wondering if Red Dead Redemption would be worth the investment.

- I'm torn between three different stories for my [livejournal.com profile] originalbigbang, all surreal, but in very different ways. Do I go with the humor, the horror, or the in-between?

Okay, backing up a bit to the sad. We're marathoning the Jackass movies. The golf cart sketch in the first one got a little uncomfortable, and I choked up during the butt x-ray, of all things, but still. We're on the second film, and I'm on my second beer. It only seems appropriate. To you, Mr. Dunn. You were right; it is cacti.
rinnia: (hurt)
My mood has been so up and down in the past two days. Jeez. I only want to mention one bit of the sad - RIP Ryan Dunn - and then focus on the happy, because damnit! Happy!

- I discovered an amazing blog over the weekend: Wave at the Bus. The 170 days are magical.

- Discovered another amazing blog as well: Mich L. in L.A.. I've already ordered one of her pieces, made my own versions of another (which I will post pictures of once I'm not sleepwalking through the day), and have plans to tackle yet one more. Good, good crafty blog.

- It wasn't enough that Nendoroid Snow Miku exists for me to pine after. No, they had to announce a Pullip version of her as well. Damn you, world!

- Any of you guys play Rockstar games? I'm eh on GTA but in love with L.A. Noire, and I'm wondering if Red Dead Redemption would be worth the investment.

- I'm torn between three different stories for my [livejournal.com profile] originalbigbang, all surreal, but in very different ways. Do I go with the humor, the horror, or the in-between?

Okay, backing up a bit to the sad. We're marathoning the Jackass movies. The golf cart sketch in the first one got a little uncomfortable, and I choked up during the butt x-ray, of all things, but still. We're on the second film, and I'm on my second beer. It only seems appropriate. To you, Mr. Dunn. You were right; it is cacti.
rinnia: (hide)
Ahhh, people are commenting on my drabbles! And they're saying nice things! I'm too used to being completely ignored in fandom; I'm all flustered and red-faced. Nice end to the work day, though.
rinnia: (hide)
Ahhh, people are commenting on my drabbles! And they're saying nice things! I'm too used to being completely ignored in fandom; I'm all flustered and red-faced. Nice end to the work day, though.
rinnia: (my brain)
- I buy frivolous things.
- Glee has the best cast ever.
- Caroline is the best anything ever.
- L.A. Noire is so delicious that I can't even begin to put it into words. I've forsaken sleep in favor of playing more than once. Unf. Also, I'm convinced that everyone wants to sleep with Phelps. It makes the game far more humorous.
- In one day, I took care of dishes, cleaned the bathroom, played video games, did some writing, and painted my nails (OPI Gleek Out + China Glaze Black Crackle). A far cry from sleeping for 16 hours and spending the rest of the day moping and shaking. Yay for brain cooperation?
- New techniques I'm picking up: painting with acrylics (mostly toy face customization), wig treatment (including cutting and styling), sculpting with polymer clay, and digital painting/coloring. Up next: glass etching!
- Also, I'm now collecting Tangled stickers. Apparently, I'm not just a dork; I'm a five-year-old dork.
- On that note, anyone here involved in toy buy/sell/trade stuff at all? My WTB list right now is as follows:
--- Tokidoki Cactus Pups vinyl - Bastardino Jr.
--- Disney Store exclusive Rapunzel and Flynn dolls
--- Custom bait dolls - Pullip preferred, but I'm open to other types
- We bought a giant freakin' bean bag at a thrift store for $50. Jaime and I can fit on it at the same time. It is absolutely glorious. And the dogs love it.
- Jacks is now consistently eating fuzzies instead of pinkies. This pleases.
rinnia: (my brain)
- I buy frivolous things.
- Glee has the best cast ever.
- Caroline is the best anything ever.
- L.A. Noire is so delicious that I can't even begin to put it into words. I've forsaken sleep in favor of playing more than once. Unf. Also, I'm convinced that everyone wants to sleep with Phelps. It makes the game far more humorous.
- In one day, I took care of dishes, cleaned the bathroom, played video games, did some writing, and painted my nails (OPI Gleek Out + China Glaze Black Crackle). A far cry from sleeping for 16 hours and spending the rest of the day moping and shaking. Yay for brain cooperation?
- New techniques I'm picking up: painting with acrylics (mostly toy face customization), wig treatment (including cutting and styling), sculpting with polymer clay, and digital painting/coloring. Up next: glass etching!
- Also, I'm now collecting Tangled stickers. Apparently, I'm not just a dork; I'm a five-year-old dork.
- On that note, anyone here involved in toy buy/sell/trade stuff at all? My WTB list right now is as follows:
--- Tokidoki Cactus Pups vinyl - Bastardino Jr.
--- Disney Store exclusive Rapunzel and Flynn dolls
--- Custom bait dolls - Pullip preferred, but I'm open to other types
- We bought a giant freakin' bean bag at a thrift store for $50. Jaime and I can fit on it at the same time. It is absolutely glorious. And the dogs love it.
- Jacks is now consistently eating fuzzies instead of pinkies. This pleases.
rinnia: (self-esteem)
From [livejournal.com profile] glamstarwee:

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble/ficlet of any (and I mean that, so you can go crazy and ask for things that I wouldn't normally ship!)  pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

Have at it, folks! Make me type!
rinnia: (self-esteem)
From [livejournal.com profile] glamstarwee:

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request that I write a drabble/ficlet of any (and I mean that, so you can go crazy and ask for things that I wouldn't normally ship!)  pairing/character of their choosing. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

Have at it, folks! Make me type!
rinnia: (otp)
It's kind of amazing how, even when the universe seems to be out to reassure me and a lot of things are going just right, if my brain chemicals decide I'm not going to be happy, I'm not happy. And then, because things are going well, I feel bad about feeling bad despite my good fortune. It's a vicious cycle. Things go poorly, I get sad. Things go well, I get sad because I'm still sad. I'm on meds for my anxiety, but while they help with that, they don't begin to touch the depression. Ugh, I hate when I'm on a low. Good thing it'll be counterbalanced by some productive mania soon, I bet.

Anyway, as mentioned above, good things are happening! Allow me to outline them:
- Jaime's getting a subsidized student loan that will cover all our current non-student or medical debt.
- We both got iPhones! They are wicked. I am in love with "Cut the Rope". Cute, cute game.
- We're adopting another dog! Her name's Opal and we get her Friday evening. That one legitimately cheered me for a bit; I may have squeaked and jumped while waiting for Starbucks when I got the call.
- If I discount the horrid unevenness of the Kurt and Emma plotlines, Glee last night was actually pretty amazing. Santana just about broke my heart. Oh, and Puck/Lauren? Awesome. I'm still pulling for Puck/Kurt endgame, but Puck/Lauren is pretty good in my book. I can live most easily with that.
- On that fandom-y note, I'm 9700 words into my fic for [livejournal.com profile] kurt_disney. I think this is the longest thing I've ever written. It's kind of due tomorrow, and I'm nowhere near done, but I'm still proud of my progress.
- Jaime got me a gaw-juss coral necklace. It's not an exact match of my beloved Felicity one from when I was younger, but it's damn close and awfully nice on its own merits.
- I left off on the couples day of the video game meme. Which meeeans that I get to babble about my ship(s). Let's do that now, shall we?

The 30 Day Video Game Meme!
Day 07 - Favorite game couple
Squall/Rinoa - Souji/Yosuke )
All thirty days! )
rinnia: (otp)
It's kind of amazing how, even when the universe seems to be out to reassure me and a lot of things are going just right, if my brain chemicals decide I'm not going to be happy, I'm not happy. And then, because things are going well, I feel bad about feeling bad despite my good fortune. It's a vicious cycle. Things go poorly, I get sad. Things go well, I get sad because I'm still sad. I'm on meds for my anxiety, but while they help with that, they don't begin to touch the depression. Ugh, I hate when I'm on a low. Good thing it'll be counterbalanced by some productive mania soon, I bet.

Anyway, as mentioned above, good things are happening! Allow me to outline them:
- Jaime's getting a subsidized student loan that will cover all our current non-student or medical debt.
- We both got iPhones! They are wicked. I am in love with "Cut the Rope". Cute, cute game.
- We're adopting another dog! Her name's Opal and we get her Friday evening. That one legitimately cheered me for a bit; I may have squeaked and jumped while waiting for Starbucks when I got the call.
- If I discount the horrid unevenness of the Kurt and Emma plotlines, Glee last night was actually pretty amazing. Santana just about broke my heart. Oh, and Puck/Lauren? Awesome. I'm still pulling for Puck/Kurt endgame, but Puck/Lauren is pretty good in my book. I can live most easily with that.
- On that fandom-y note, I'm 9700 words into my fic for [livejournal.com profile] kurt_disney. I think this is the longest thing I've ever written. It's kind of due tomorrow, and I'm nowhere near done, but I'm still proud of my progress.
- Jaime got me a gaw-juss coral necklace. It's not an exact match of my beloved Felicity one from when I was younger, but it's damn close and awfully nice on its own merits.
- I left off on the couples day of the video game meme. Which meeeans that I get to babble about my ship(s). Let's do that now, shall we?

The 30 Day Video Game Meme!
Day 07 - Favorite game couple
Squall/Rinoa - Souji/Yosuke )
All thirty days! )

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Watching: Regular Show
Listening to: Mumford & Sons
Reading: This Book is Full of Spiders
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