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14 August 2005 @ 05:37 pm
May you be thirty years in heaven before the devil knows you're dead  
I'm so so sorry *sobs wildly* I still haven't been able to locate reliable internets. Wouldn't you just know that the place I'm staying has the one awesomely faulty phoneline in town? Even my grandmother's is better and she lives in an old Queenslander with an outside toilet, for crying out loud. I don't want to go there in case I have to help her go the toilet, in case you're wondering. I solemnly swear that I will timetable a fic-catch up time when I get home, as well as answering replies (expect to find some old comments cropping up in your inbox!!) and reading at least some of the flist. Gahness. Apologies. Road works ahead. Australia is characterised by people not wearing shoes, beef instead of pork sausages, and submission the season of winter by dint of wearing a jumper with your miniskirt. At least so it is in Far North Queensland. My most interesting times thus far have been: Watching butterflies mate, and reading Nicholas Nickleby on Mission Beach. Why, oh why, is Dickens so damned hard to concentrate on?! But Margaret Atwood is my new favourite author. I managed to sign myself up to a library without ID by sweet-talking the (male) librarian. *smirk* Oh and yes. Have made awful mistake in college course choice. At least the swinging depression thing has a source now, not that it improves matters much. I keep thinking of Gandalf in Moria, reading from Balin's book: "There are drums, drums in the deep. We cannot get out. We cannot get out." I can't get out, there's nowhere else to go. Fun times ahead, I predict! And finally: rainspots. Because I accidentally offended one good friend by my desire not to pimp, and I have no wish to repeat that mistake. Just accept the crapness and move on with life, neh? Love y'all.
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: "Stoppin' the Love", KT Tunstall
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on August 14th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
And old comment, and a first comment!

Hullo, stranger.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
Hello yourself. You can have another first comm. medal.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on September 1st, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
As long as nothing on it is abbreviations on it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 2nd, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
Definitely a DOA then.
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on September 2nd, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
You cocksucker, you!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 4th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)
Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on September 4th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)
Girl.On.The.Wingtoxic_asteria on August 14th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
I'm sorry your Aussie experience hasn't been fun.

Come to Melbourne -- people wear pants with their jumpers here, and the internet's around every five metres.

Plus, we're just fun here.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh, it wasn't that bad! I only saw one spider and it rained a lot. Much like being at home, in fact, only I could go around with no socks on. :)

Oddly enough I've never been to Melbourne. The futherest south I've ventured is Sydney. One day, one day!
Caitcoralia13 on August 14th, 2005 08:35 am (UTC)
Sorry your time in Australia seems to be filled with boredom, frustration, and vague panic! You are sorely missed here in the Land of LJ, however. Have you seen the movie Nicholas Nickleby?? Oh, you will have no trouble concentrating on that fine boy!
And in case you don't see it when you are frantically catching up on the flist, I, too, have a fic journal now, and have started to do some damage control after the new HBP canon on the MWPP fic. Check out: hufflelit!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the movie, but I want to! Especially considering the fact that I never finished the book ... The boy who played Billy Eliot is in it, correct? Yum!

Done and friended! I am going through the last twenty entries of everyone on my flist as opposed to skipping 4000 on the flist itself, so hang about!
Caitcoralia13 on September 1st, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
I think he is... He's much older in NN.

Ooh - fun for you!
let's keep it casual: Ed & Al Lovecasually on August 14th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
At least you're hanging in there! And at least there are some cute boys to distract you from the lack of internet. XD

I miss you!! Come back to full time internet soon.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
And they're tanned too. That is definitely a rarity in these here parts!

Mission accomplished -- hopefully.
Margravine Palavar: Ravenclaw 2margravine on August 14th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
You know, I'd just thought of you yesterday and wondered if you were still on the opposite side of the Earth. I'm re-reading HBP and I felt there was a distinct lack of Terry Boot. Now that you're on to the James/Sirius mission I guess it'll be my duty to print out some of your stories book-page-sized and sneakily insert them in Harry Potter books. *runs off to find matching paper and font*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
That is a very evil plan, bad girl! It warms the cockles of my heart, continue, continue! The obvious reason for the omission was that Terry was spending all his time in broom closets with one Michael Corner. To avoid the Ginny-gagfest. :P
cutecoati: Camel (coronation mantle)cutecoati on August 14th, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)
Ooohh, doesn't sound too exciting, really... have been missing you already...
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
It's not really, but then I used to live there. It's not exactly new to me!
Rose: Fighting rabbitsfourth_rose on August 14th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
Argh, I'm sorry you don't have much fun... I'll be glad when you're back to play with us again! ;-)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
Your icon warms the cockles of me heart. ;D
Jaximadra_blue on August 14th, 2005 12:41 pm (UTC)
*misses you omg*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
Minnow: crabbe and goyleminnow_53 on August 14th, 2005 01:14 pm (UTC)
Hello! *waves* Don't try to read Dickens on holiday! :D There's a time and a place...

*big hugs* Stop worrying! Things always sort themselves out. College isn't like a wedding: you can chop and change without having to make sudden decisions at the last minute. So take it easy.

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
Yes. Never. Gah. I'm so bad.

That's a nice thought! Although hopefully walking down the aisle won't be as terrifying as final exams. Or dissecting cadavers. xD
gabbysun on August 16th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)

But jaykay jaykay because I LOOOOOVE YOU. Dude, you would not believe how much I miss you right now.

I hope the college thing works out. :( I love you so much.

(Dickens is terribly hard to concentrate on. :O )
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 31st, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
*pays indulgences*
s'okay, you will survive! Remember Aretha Franklin and the man who actually wrote that song! Or is it RESPECT I'm thinking of? Yes it is!

Ah, it will. If I'm still alive by Christmas, I'll be fine.

Yes! What is with the superfluous stuff, Charlie, huh? Did you see C and the Chocolate Factory, btw? I so want to!
gabbysun on August 31st, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
Re: *pays indulgences*

:D Jolly good, then!

NO, NO I DIDN'T! :( I really want to, but no one will go with me!
Insufferable, man.: wankcynicalpirate on August 18th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
*cries with love*


Also on holiday. Have not been on the internet in 5 days. There are a lot of Aussies here, I know not why. Perhaps you are driving them out?

*glomps* Oh, love.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
*passes tissue*
Don't blame me for an Aussie influx. Mine wouldn't go away and stop watching cricket and rugby, for crying out loud! The Ashes must be the most boring event in the world.

BB2. I'm sorry. It's haunting me.
Insufferable, man.: bastardcynicalpirate on September 1st, 2005 09:59 am (UTC)
Re: *passes tissue*

You want to?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
Re: *passes tissue*
But not alone.
I have an idea ... but if we don't do it together, a) I won't write it and b) it won't be fun and c) no inspiration! At the same time, it's a lot of pressure too. But what say ye?
Fredgreddy_freddy on September 1st, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC)
I think I can do it. If I really make myself buckle down and all, 'cause I don't want to be annoying and not-helping. Also, I have no ideas presently. But yes!

*bites lip* And it works with the dealines 'cause I'm writing exams in the summer, and I'm not allowing myself to do anything then. So yes.

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on September 1st, 2005 01:40 pm (UTC)
I read on a tshirt that Geminis heart incest.
a) Everyone's going to be doing the same sort of thing. So if we did something original ... back to the drawing board/hhbbwip comm? I'll put my idea up tomorrow.

Same here. I mean, I think college work is just going to blow my mind. But I wrote fic when I was studying for, like, A levels, and it worked as an outlet, so if we do that; and at if any point it becomes too much we abandon it no questions asked. After all, we already produced one fairly-well-received fic! I'd rather try and fail than not do it, strangely enough (for me). xD