Hi y'all!

Aug. 21st, 2011 11:16 pm
rockinhamburger: (Angelina)
I never freaking post anymore! I'm sorry! ♥ So here's a short update on my life at the moment, fandom-wise and RL-wise.

Fandom:

I am participating in the KlaineBigBang, for which my submission has been sent out. My artist is ~incredible, and I cannot WAIT for you guys to see her beautiful work. I'm in awe, honestly. I don't yet know when posting for that will begin, but I will update my journal to let you know when that's happened (for those of you who are interested in reading it, of course). I'm super stoked, not only to share the story I've been sitting on for quite some time, but also to read all the other offerings that I know will be bloody brilliant.

Aside from that whopper, I'm working on a series of short fics about the various members of New Directions' attempts to get relationship advice from Kurt and Blaine. There are two stories so far, posted under my AO3 (ArchiveOfOurOwn) account, of the same username as this journal. They're pretty silly, but maybe you like silly?

I'm also currently mulling over another fic that will (I hope) archive Kurt and Blaine's preparations for New York, which doesn't necessarily produce the desired results. This story idea was inspired by a conversation I had with [livejournal.com profile] perumen and [livejournal.com profile] cxco after we watched Glee Live 3D (or whatever it's actually called).

Speaking of which, I enjoyed the movie. I bounced around in my seat and sang along to every song, so it was definitely entertaining. [livejournal.com profile] cxco and I applauded after every number and then for each of the cast members' names in the credits. I was sad there was no Single Ladies dance or Kurt/Blaine skit, but what're you gonna do, you know? You can't have everything.

Also, I am SUPER FUCKING EXCITED for S3. I'm going to attempt to keep myself as unspoiled as possible, but I make no promises. I'm pretty terrible at restraining myself.

Real life:

I start school tomorrow at 8:30 in the morning. Yes that's early, and yes I'm a little disappointed that my summer's over. But I'm anxious and excited about going back, especially since I have my first training internship--here we call it 'stage', NOT pronounced like the thing theatrical performances take place on. I'll be working at a group home with youth who struggle with severe anxiety and depression, which should adequately explain the excitement and anxiety I have about starting back at school!

I also have four other classes to juggle along with my stage placement, but they all sound like informative, fascinating classes (Aggression & Isolation, Neurological Deficits), so I'm looking forward to it. Not looking forward so much to the vast amount of work I will have to do over the next fifteen weeks, but hey, what're you gonna do, right? Has to be done!

I'll also be working one day a week at ths sandwich shop I applied to earlier in the summer. I really like the job, and I could use the extra cash, but I'll have to see how long I can maintain those hours with my school demands.

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All of that? Means I probably won't be around as much within fandom as I have been in the past year. I could afford to devote a few hours a night to reading and writing fics, discussing Glee and Klaine, and just generally enjoying the hell out of myself in the k_b community last year, but I do not yet know how feasible that's going to be this year. I'll be around for the KlaineBigBang for sure, and hopefully the first month won't be too bad, but I'm letting you know now ahead of time (for those of you who want to know) so that if I disappear off the face of the internet for a few weeks (e.g. during midterms and finals, etc.), you'll know why. My heart will still be here, of course, but my brain might not be.

No matter what happens, though, I will absolutely make time to watch Glee every week, and I may find the time to post my thoughts about the episode afterward. We'll see!

Also, if you want to contact me for any reason, give me a shout via PM here or over at Tumblr, and I'll certainly get back to you ASAP!

Hmm. This ended up not so short...

:D

What's going on with all of you??

O. M. G!

Jun. 3rd, 2011 02:00 pm
rockinhamburger: (Blaaaaaine)
So it's my birthday today, which means I've been receiving all these very sweet messages on Facebook (and Tumblr, too, which--just--*keyboardsmashofdelight*).

I just received a Wall Post from my half-sister, Angie, my father's daughter from a relationship he had prior to meeting my mum. That in and of itself probably doesn't seem like a big deal, but it is to me. It really, truly is because I haven't seen her since I was 7; she was 13. She and my half-brother, Chris, stayed with us for two weeks, and it was excruciating because Angie and I did not get along at all. She liked my younger sister just fine, but I think there were some jealous, bitter feelings from her toward me due to our shared father and the discrepancy in his relationship to each of us (which I really can't blame her for). I genuinely believed at the time that she hated me, and I spent years after that feeling guilty because my dad chose to live with us. I couldn't even imagine how that must have made her (and Chris) feel, and we didn't speak for years.

We found her on Facebook a couple years ago (she has a son now!), but we still don't really talk much even now. However, she just wrote, "Happy Birthday, sis!" on my FB wall.

Endless tears. Honest to god, I'm so fucking touched I can't even type without my hands trembling from emotion. The whole situation was not ideal, and she certainly had reason to resent me, but it turns out she still considers me family. She considers me her sister.

And she's mine.

It goes deep, and I can't begin to express what a wonderful birthday gift this is to me.

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+ Goddamnit, LJ! I'm only now noticing how many comment notifications you failed to deliver in the last few days. How many Klaine comments have I missed that I will never know about? FUCK YOU, LJ!

+ What I should be doing? Getting a head-start on the impending assignments coming up so that I can get organized for when my family moves in six weeks. I only just found out we're moving, and it'll be right as finals are starting WHICH IS ~FUCKING AMAZING~ TIMING!

What I'm actually doing? Surfing Tumblr, reading and writing fic, and drinking beer. I embody what it means to be a diligent worker!

+ Tomorrow's a friend's birthday party; we're going to the most fabulous gay club in the city, and then Sunday's the St-Patrick's Day Parade. It's gonna be a boozy weekend, that's for sure.

Homework? WHAT HOMEWORK!?

+ In excellent news, I found out where I'm being placed for internship next semester. Let's just say I've been offered one of the more esteemed placements. If all goes according to plan, I'll be working at a school, primarily with teenagers who struggle with self-defeating behaviours such as eating disorders and self-mutilation. From what I've been told, they choose the students most likely to represent my program in a professional, respectable manner, so that's extremely encouraging for me. I went for the job interview on Wednesday, and I met with one of the women who helps head the city-wide organization, and I totally bonded with her. She said, and I quote, "You have so much energy! I feel energized just talking to you!"

So, yeah, I'm pretty stoked :D



How are you, flist?

Satisfied?

Jul. 28th, 2010 01:40 pm
rockinhamburger: (Angelina)
Totally satisfied.

Went to see Salt last night. You should also see it, ASAP. Angelina Jolie is in top form. Talented and sexy, as always, she kicked major fucking ass in this movie.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?

You better fucking believe it!

I love that this notion is being celebrated by so many kick-ass women in the industry right now. Think women are merely pieces of furniture who sit on the sidelines and let the men around them make decisions for them? Think again. We've got The Bride Who Wore Black, out for revenge against the men who have wronged her. We've got The Black Mamba destroying everyone in the way of getting to her daughter. We've got Mary-Ann and Wanda working out a plan, 'cause Earl has to die. We've got Honey B breaking Gaga out of jail, and together shattering societal perceptions, perpetuated by mainstream media, of what women are and are not capable of. We've got Evelyn Salt toting whip-like intelligence and phallic symbols galore, wearing a gut-wrenching, fierce expression of you should not have done that; now you get to die.

This movie hit home for me in a very profound way. Mere hours before I saw it, I sat with one of my best friends for quite some time, listening to her describe the relationship she's trapped in, the relationship she wants to get out of but is terrified to try. I listened, relieved that she's no longer in denial, and my heart ached.

And you know what? I wanted, in the moment, to do some serious damage to the man who has manipulated her into believing that she has no power in their relationship. I cannot pretend; I want to fucking kill the asshole for exerting his control over my best friend, for emotionally abusing her with shouted insults and disparaging comments only to pull a 360 and apologize profusely with bullshit proclamations of love, time and time again. I want to pull an Evelyn Salt on his ass, just to get him out of her life for good. I want my healthy, beautiful, whole best friend back, and right now that piece of shit excuse of a man has control of her.

But the truth is that she can do it herself. She is a strong, capable woman with power in every sense of the word, and she has to be the one to remove this parasite from her life. And she will. I have no doubt about that.

Because we women are powerful: physically, mentally, emotionally. We bounce back. We take control of our own lives. If you want proof that strong women exist everywhere, all you gotta do is look around. The evidence is overwhelming.

ugh ugh ugh

Jul. 8th, 2010 09:51 am
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This week has been really weighing on me.

It is so fucking humid I actually believe I could pass out from the dryness in the air. Which would be good because then I wouldn't be aware of the fucking terrible humidity. The humidity wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't worked in that heat yesterday, and if I didn't have to work in it today, but I did and I do. I have to trek from house to house delivering papers for most of the day, and it fucking sucks.

I haven't come close to uploading all my music to the laptop, which means I only have Adam's For Your Entertainment, Gaga's The Fame Monster, three songs from Mika's The Boy Who Knew Too Much and three Roxy Music songs in my iTunes library. I gotta work for about six hours today, and while I love this particular music quite a lot, it's a bit much to expect my brain to accept constant replay of the 25 songs I've got on my iPod right now.

On top of that, I have this back pain that awoke over the weekend, hasn't left, and has gotten worse since working all day yesterday. I also have blisters on my feet, but I can't wear anything but flip-flops because it's too damn hot!

Oh yeah, and I started my period last night. So I also have cramps.

Ohhhh I don't wanna work today. I'd so much rather stay home and continue re-reading Goblet of Fire. I'd almost forgotten how addictive this book is.


On a positive note, Jason Mraz should marry me obviously has some brilliant things to say about supporting the freedom to marry. Check it out here, if you wish.


More positivity! You heard of Brad Walsh? Give his remix of Gaga's 'Monster' a listen. And then listen to his other music, both his remixes and originals. He's remixed FYE and WWFM, so you may have heard of him if you're a Glambert. He's pretty rad.


Hope you're cooler than I am, flist! ♥


ALSO: Four days 'til the [livejournal.com profile] kradambigbang starts!!! WOO!!!!!
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How do I begin to describe Lady Gaga's Monster Ball, which I had the fortune of experiencing last night? No doubt this recap will be chock-full of cliches and hyberole, so let's get this thing rolling.

I don't even know where to start. )

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