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20 April 2008 @ 11:55 am
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Housekeeping! I updated my bookmarks into delicious, so all my fics can be found here – or here, if you just want HP, unadulterated by gay tennis players or gay doctors or gay superheroes or gay band boys. (I’m starting to see a trend here, are you?)

Birthday updates! My dad got me a digital camera. He refused to tell me how much it cost but did warn me not to bring it places it might get stolen, like anywhere outside my bedroom. Again with the towering guilt mechanism, but on the plus side – it has a video mechanism! I never realised how much I wanted a mini-video camera until I had one.

I have taken many many many pictures of myself – enough to qualify for the Narcissus award and end up starving myself by a pond – and I intend to inflict them upon y’all as soon as I have broadband and photobucket’s shiny multi-file uploader once more at my beck and call. I’ve also made about five videos, they are HIDEOUS and completely hilarious. Which brings me to the point of this post:

I know people do podcasts of their fics. I don’t know what a podcast is, probably nothing to do with birthing aliens or the Matrix (sadly), but if anyone was interested I could – get this – read some of my fics on camera. My voice is insane, I sound like I have ADHD, but the lolocaust factor is not to be denied. If you’d be up for this, leave a comment with your preferred fic and excerpt. Note that I will not read any of my sex scenes. I want people to laugh, not die laughing.
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Current Music: thunder road (badly drawn boy)
jehnt: hp - ron is talljehnt on April 20th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
My dad got me a digital camera. He refused to tell me how much it cost but did warn me not to bring it places it might get stolen, like anywhere outside my bedroom.

1. Yay camera! Does this mean I get pictures of your bed? *leers*

2. My father told me much the same thing about my great-aunt's paintings and some furniture I got from my grandparents... of course then he didn't follow his own advice and went and left a monstrously huge wooden chest outside while he was refinishing it and it got stolen. In conclusion: fathers are silly!

I’ve also made about five videos, they are HIDEOUS and completely hilarious.

OH GOD. VIDEOS OF YOURSELF. DID THEY TOTALLY WEIRD YOU OUT? One time shortly after my laptop with built-in webcam I made videos of myself just doing everyday things. It was freaky and unnatural but I was also kind of charming and adorable and AMAZING. It made me look like a REAL PERSON and it's like, okay, of course I know I'm a real person (duh!) but I don't ever see myself except like in the mirror and photographs and stuff, and video is totally different from those things.

AND OH GOD YES FIC READ ON CAMERA. I vote for you reading either a drabble or just like, scenes, because A WHOLE FIC might be really long. I vote for one of the first three from this post.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Hush Sound: Greta + pianoscoradh on April 21st, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Omg you so totally do. I even have them right now, but - I tried uploading ONE measly pic to bebo and after half an hour the little green bar was obstinately a third full. I gave up. It beat me, what can I say. Dialup loves me not.

I'm just trying to process the sort of mind that steals a huge dresser. Money, yes; mammoth pieces of furniture? Not so much.

They did, but mostly because my voice is so weird! I know I'm ... overly expressive, or something (one time I was made to discuss an MRI scan in front of a bunch of smug consultants because I 'looked so scared of it'). But I didn't realise my voice went up and down like a seasick soprano. Sheesh.

And yeah, it's nice to record it. I like the thought of knowing I was like this, once, when I'm old and stuff.

Oh, I planned on scenes. I doubt the camera would do for ... the whole of May Contain Nuts. Although it would be insanely cool if it did.
jehnt: sw - mara - get toughjehnt on April 22nd, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
It's okay, the internet beats me all the time. And yet I stay with it anyway, even though I know I should call the hotline for abusive internets and perhaps take out a restraining order. *serious*

Well, other things stolen from us and our neighbors include bicycles, children's toys, hoses and other gardening implements, flowerpots and various assorted potted plants, and seasonal decorative flags. I have a whole theory on why this is but the short version is that they're just stealing whatever shit is laying around outside because they know breaking into the house is more dangerous for two reasons: 1) it's more likely to result in a police call and thus them being sent to jail For All Eternity, and 2) we're in Texas and everyone has guns and it's totally legal to shoot someone who is illegally entering your house.

But I didn't realise my voice went up and down like a seasick soprano.

*sympathizes* Mine does that too (unless I'm tired or stressed, in which case it becomes an eerie monotone). I also tend to end sentences on high notes, which makes it sound like I'm perpetually asking questions.

Instead of even reading scenes you could just start filming and freestyle some exclusive ramblings about bandom or something. I think that could be fun!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: CS+TAI: Gabe+Williamscoradh on April 22nd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm just goggling, for real. Why on earth would you want someone ELSE'S potted plants? I can't imagine they'd be easy to run off with, either. Fancy trying to remain inconspicuous while lugging around a pot full of earth. Ye gods.

Oh, mine does that always. But it's an Irish thing.

That would be cool! It would probably go like:

I listened to Panic before I knew what they looked like, guys. I know Ryan Ross has a thing about that. Only, I started liking them when I found out what they looked like. Also? I want to worship Gabe's purple hoodie. Put up a little shrine of cobras all around it and light marjiuana candles to speed him on his way to love and William Beckett.

Cait: flying highcoralia13 on April 20th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
PLEASE do, read anything, I don't care! I love (is this weird?) hearing LJ friend's voices - it's always so interesting, because I read other people's posts in my own voice, and then they're suddenly NOT American and from Minnesota, and it blow my mind!
Oh, video functions are THE BEST. Just last night, I took video of my Jewish friends singing Passover songs. Surreptitiously, though, because I felt a bit like a tourist. One of my friends has an EPIC video, in which she had posed two of our guy friends to look like they were about to kiss, believing she was going to take a photo of them. About fifteen seconds later, they're still gazing deeply into each other's eyes, and she tells them it's a video. The possibilities for humiliation are ENDLESS.

I am so sorry I did not send you my deepest and most affectionate birthday wishes much sooner (i.e., when it was your birthday). Finals are starting to catch up with me, and I haven't been on LJ much at all. I am glad you got so many glorious things, and hope you are still enjoying your bed!

And don't worry - you don't know the MEANING of narcissistic until you spend hours taking photos of yourself with Photobooth on the new Macs. It's actually become embarrassing to me.

Happy, happy belated birthday!!!! (And sorry for the spastic post...)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Twins playing keyboardscoradh on April 21st, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's odd - really, really don't, considering I'm putting up a video of myself doing it! Oh yes, the possibilities. *rubs hands* My parents were sword-fighting with kitchen knives the other night - if only I had the camera with me then!

Thank you, honey! Honestly, I understand. We have a fortnight -!- to study for our finals and it's just cruel, honestly. It's good to hear from you regardless. And soon, the WHOLE WORLD will be sharing in the joy that is my bed. :D

But but - you have to take another one if the angle is wrong; and another if the angle is right, to make sure it doesn't disappear or something! I understand totally.

Kat: patd - groupkyasuriin on April 20th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
I never thought about adding my own fics to my delicious account... smart you are! It's such an ego trip though when you see that people have saved your stuff.

Could I have fic about all of the above? ie. Gay band boys who are also superheroes who play tennis in their spare time and when they get scraped up they have gay doctors on hand to stitch them up and have mad sex with?

Ooh, a podcast might be fun but I can't decide which fic I'd want so I'll let others decide.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Group hugscoradh on April 21st, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I thought it was easier than labour-intensive link-making. Once you have del you can just click the button. IT IS MAGIC, I SWEARZ.

I fear you'd need greater genius than I for that! I can only deal with one set of gay at a time. :D

seriously, is ryan ALWAYS sekritly whispering to brendon? talk about a canon ship...
Kat: bandom - brendon/ryan hyperkyasuriin on April 22nd, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)

I know, eh? They're so ridiculous. I just saw an interview in which the interviewer asked them if they had to make a celebrity sex tape, who they would make it with and Brendon says "Ryan Ross". I mean... They're like the gayest non-couple ever.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Ryan looks good in bluescoradh on April 22nd, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
That is so beautiful. Can I be blamed for making them my OTP, really? It's even sweeter that Brendon is bisexual. While a real relationship would most likely irrevocably fuck up the band, it's totally within the bounds of plausibility that it could happen! Yeah! Unlike Harry and Draco ... heh.

no but really, they totally adore each other in a non-sexual way and i die from the cute.
Kat: bandom - patdkyasuriin on April 22nd, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
I keep running across lovely interviews with Brendon and Jon too. I mean, with everyone so super duper affectionate I have like a gazillion OTPs. Or whatever all the permutations of the boys are :D Each pairing has a different dynamic and for some reason bandom seems to have tons of talented writers so it's been fun reading different pairings and squeeing over interviews. Yay new fandoms!
(have you heard the version of 'hit me baby one more time' with Ryan and Brendon singing to each other? Hilarity)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Medieval - seeing someonescoradh on April 22nd, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
I think that's probably why GSF is so explicable and so prevalent, omg. I'm so glad there's so many people writing and writing well! It's terrible when there's piss-poor interest in a great fandom.

(no - which is probably a good thing, because the awesome wolud quite literally end me!)
Racey Lacey: spazzy jamesklasie on April 20th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Ohgodyes. Read fic on camera. Then I could put it on my iPod, and never never never have to pay attention in school again.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: MCR: pensive Frankiescoradh on April 21st, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
I think I'd feel guilty if you did that. Education is important, yo!
Racey Laceyklasie on April 23rd, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Not when you have to take classes like Driver's Ed. I already have a license, so don't feel guilty.

Although education really is important.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: PATD: Ryan + bakerboy capscoradh on April 23rd, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
I so could have done with some of those. The first driving lesson I took, I drove on the WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD. Plus, forty euro for an hour!
mrsquizzical: boyhandsmrsquizzical on April 20th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
lols at bedroom only shots. does he realise exactly what he's suggesting? i'm thinking not...

and yeah - i don't know that i could read a sex scene. particularly not one i've written myself! eeeek.

i have no suggestions, but look forward to seeing the results!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: CS+TAI: stripey hoodie Gabescoradh on April 21st, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, he doesn't know the internet exists. :D

I can barely read them, for crying out loud. Then again, mine are particularly hideous.

mrsquizzical: deamuskisstonguemrsquizzical on April 21st, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
oh hush. not hideous. not at all!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: CS+TAI: Gabe's absscoradh on April 21st, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Dude, I totally use the word 'penis.' That's so not hot.
mrsquizzical: boykissingmrsquizzical on April 21st, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
i don't get that, actually, cos it doesn't strike me as not hot. now i have this issue with using the word c*ck myself, but have no problem with reading it. but i also don't mind other words being used and penis works fine for me. it's not like proper names for girlybits which just are not so fun... (actually i don't mind clitoris. but the others... i mean... 'he stroked his finger across her labia minora' just doesn't have the same ring to it. maybe that's why slash is so hot?)

every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bookishscoradh on April 22nd, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm enamoured of the word peen. It's socially acceptable and hilarous, and for some reason a lot of my conversations these days revolve around that organ.

I've read het and femme porn, and even the best stuff doesn't do a thing for me. It's gotta be the mens and their peens!