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Date:2014-04-24 16:35
Subject:a realization

So, I was cleaning up my son's old school papers and whatnot and I feel the need to share some important information I have come across. 

1) A poem from a year or two ago by E wherein he "gets so mad" at a squirrel that his "eyes turn red"
2) A progress report from this year by E's teacher that states she is "impressed by his change and control."

In conclusion, it is possible my son is a werewolf.

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Date:2014-01-26 18:08
Subject:Teen Wolf Reverse Bang Fanmix

I made a mix for the Teen Wolf Reverse Bang - it's a girl!drummer!Stiles mix that got a cute story written to go with it.

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Date:2013-12-05 20:24
Subject:Teen Wolf Big Bang Fanmix

This is the fanmix I made for When Darkness Falls a Teen Wolf Big Bang fic by xsnarkasaurus & jynx. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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1. Dirty Love - Ke$ha
2. Get Get Get- Tantrum to Blind
3. Howl - Florence And The Machine
4. Rebellion (lies) - Arcade Fire
5. House of Wolves - My Chemical Romance
6. Paint it Black (cover) - Gob
7. Any Which Way - Scissor Sisters
8. Right Now - Rihanna
9. Teeth - Lady Gaga
10. Disaster Button - Snow Patrol
11. Wolf Like Me - TV And The Radio
12. Kids - MGMT
13. Miniature Disasters - KT Tunstall
14. Green Eyes - Coldplay

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Date:2013-11-15 21:53
Subject:music related post

So I was listening to 1D and had this moment of feeling super old when I did a double take when I actually paid attention to some lyrics and realized how naughty they were. That made my drive home much more amusing tonight.

Lately E has been very into K-pop, so I am looking for recs. Because Pon Pon Pon is totally catchy, but maybe I don't need to hear it incessantly (links/DLs very welcome, ty). E also told me he wants an MP3 player and "those little earphones" and when I asked him what he was going to listen to on it he told me "I dunno... like maybe Skrillex." Who is this kid?

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Date:2013-10-11 20:49
Subject:all the LOLs

Hey, remember that time my son got a little internet famous? Good times.

(also, I told B all about it and her reaction was "He's famous for vandalism...somehow I'm not surprised")

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Date:2013-09-19 00:26
Subject:well, that was a day

I have had feelings leaking out of me all day today. I wish I could blame it on hormones, but it was just that kind of day.

Unpleasant: lots of parenting issues which lead to me being whiny on twitter and then kind of crying at E's Back to School Night. As you do. If you are ridiculous. There are just times when it is really hard for me to tell how much things are a case of my son making bad choices/misbehaving/etc vs. round peg/square hole syndrome.

Pleasant: I took myself to see This Is Us - excellent distraction and gave me a surprising number of feels! I had the theater to myself. I might have sang out loud. No one will ever know. I would very much like to see it with other fangirls - I really loved how they talked about their fans. And also their stupid faces. And their parents! I may have also almost cried when Liam's dad was talking. Idk. I did not anticipate these 1D feelings, but I probably should have. Much like MCR, they strike me as performers who sometimes need to hug.


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Date:2013-08-29 21:20
Subject:BBB Fanmix

For this round of BBB I got to make a mix for the awesome [personal profile] inlovewithnight - and her amazing Gabe/Pete fic Of All the Nail Salons In All the World. This story made me smile a lot, and I had a great time putting together this queercore/punk mix.

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1. This is What I Want - This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
2. Rock and Roll Queer Bar - Pansy Division
3. Yes I am Too But What Am I Really - Team Dresch
4. Define - Limp Wrist
5. Revolt - Lesbians On Ecstasy
6. Stuck On You - The Briefs
7. Strip U Down - Pansy Division
8. Om Nom Nom - The Dollyrots
9. You'll Be in My Dreams Today - Screeching Weasel
10. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
11. Wonderful Awkward - Zolof the Rock Destroyer
12. In The Songs - Midtown
13. Hopeless Romantic - The Bouncing Souls
14. Everything + Everywhere - The Butchies

I'm also submitting mixes for the TW Reverse Bang, which I hope will be as great as the bandom one was. 

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Date:2013-06-27 00:38
Subject:BBB Fanmix

Bandom Big Bang - Fanmix for Orchestra of Breathing

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Tracklisting for "at least i'm hanging on"
1. Black and White Town - Doves
2. Count on Me - Bruno Mars
3. Poses - Rufus Wainwright
4. Dedicated Follower of Fashion - The Kinks
5. Supermodel (You Better Work) - RuPaul
6. I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
7. Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
8. You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
9. Freeway - Aimee Mann
10. Blue Skies - Noah and the Whale
11. Allowance - Our Lady Peace
12. Ghosts That We Knew - Mumford & Sons
13. Put It Back Together - Fatboy Slim

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Date:2013-06-23 22:07
Subject:BBB Fanmix

This is the first of two mixes I made for BBB Wave One.

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Date:2013-06-22 15:00
Subject:An Isaac/Daniel Sharman picspam

I am stupid into Teen Wolf. It is equally great and terrible and I don't care. But omg, there needs to be more Isaac fic because I have a LOT of Isaac feels. And Daniel Sharman is hot. Have a little picspam and bask in the glory. This is fully intended as enticement for [dreamwidth.org profile] tuesdaysgone and anyone else so inspired to write some Isaac fic. I don't even care who you pair him with, it could even be gen. Just, Isaac <3
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Date:2013-06-05 12:37
Subject:Dance, dance (Teen Wolf not!fic)

Hahahaha, so for the last week I've been talking to B about the So You Think You Can Dance / Teen Wolf AU that needs to exist. So then I wrote this piece of ridiculousness for her, don't judge me.

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Date:2013-05-12 21:50
Subject:Happy Mother's Day

I had a pretty excellent Mother's Day today! I had to work, but I had a really good morning at work and there was cake. And then I got to go home early - HOORAY. The awesome [personal profile] jrho came over and watched E while B and I had a date, because that is a nice way to reward ourselves for all that mothering we do. So we saw Iron Man 3 and it was pretty great except for the part where the movie cut out and people resorted to making shadow puppets until the projector got up and running again. They didn't even start it back where it cut off, which means we missed a little bit of the movie, which was lame, but we survived.

Our son made special Mother's Day books for us at school, which included "Things My Mom is Good At." My list includes: cuddling, sleeping, cooking, driving and reading. B is apparently good at: downloading (she is in charge of getting him all his Minecraft mods and whatnot), playing video games with him, sleeping, driving and making toast. These are pretty accurate lists, except that B is a crap driver. With skill sets like these don't you wish we were your moms?

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Date:2013-03-02 14:50

Exploring options for this summer and decided to put this out here for a fangirl signal boost. Please feel free to share.

Looking for someone who might be interested in living rent-free this summer in the DC area in exchange for some free part-time babysitting. Anyone?

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Date:2012-12-26 16:00
Subject:Safe and sound and only mildly traumatized

I already tweeted about this, but I was in a pretty bad car accident on Christmas Eve and am still feeling remarkably lucky to have walked away unhurt (minus the massive bruise on my butt). I was driving home from work, it was rainy and the roads were slick. I was on the highway and a big SUV to my left tried to merge into my lane on top of me and I honked and braked and swerved and skidded. I lost control of my car, spun 180 degrees and smashed into the concrete median. It was terrifying and I pretty much thought I was going to die. Somehow I found myself in the shoulder, flush against the median, facing the oncoming traffic. I did not hit any other cars, no cars hit me and the back end of my car took the brunt of the collision.

Following that was a lot of hysterical crying on the phone with 911, state troopers came and arranged a tow. B picked me up at the body shop where we left the car, then we drove up to Philly to my folk's house. E was already there for the holidays. We had a pretty good Christmas with the family. E had a great time and got lots of fun stuff. Among other gifts, B made me an MCR badge reel for work and is writing me an iCarly finale coda fic (because I am a dork).

That being said, I think we're doing Christmas at our house next year, just us and any friends who aren't going out of town. The traveling is stressful, esp when neither of us have much time off around the holidays. My parents have the whole extended family over and my mom goes nuts getting the house ready and no one can just relax and play with our new toys and watch movies and nap and enjoy the holiday the way we'd like. Plus, I think B is still having issues with my mom and the way she feels like my brother's wife has been more welcomed into the family than she was. Which, after having a conversation with each of them, I am so not getting in to again.

So, that's the plan for next year. Christmas at home. Opening presents in our living room under our own tree. Big breakfast, play with our new gifts and not worry about cleaning or setting up for a big party. No hurrying home after festivities, with a long drive before having to work the next day. You can all come too if you want to come sit in your PJs with us.

Today E and I enjoyed a snow day this morning, had a snowball fight and drank cocoa. Then his neighbor friend came over to play with all the new toys while I got snippy on the phone with the insurance company. Who is still sorting out my coverage details before they will arrange for my rental car. And while I am too nervous to drive today in the snow and sleet, I REALLY need that taken care of before I go to work on Friday. Grr. I am already so upset about having to pay my deductible with money we don't have. BUT I AM ALIVE. And that is incredible and I don't really throw around the word miracle, but I do feel pretty lucky.

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Date:2012-08-27 22:08

Play with me?

1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr your social network sites
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Ask me a different fannish question

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Date:2012-08-26 05:00

BBB Mix for a withdrawn fic -
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1. Sunlight in a Jar - The Lucksmiths
2. Where You End - Moby
3. Bad Side of 25 - Patrick Stump
4. U Want Me 2 - Sarah McLachlan
5. The Time of Times - Badly Drawn Boy
6. We Might As Well Be Strangers - Keane
7. Stay - SafteySuit
8. Stutter - Elastica
9. We Can Work it Out - The Beatles
10. Fix You - Jayme Dee
11. Your Guardian Angel - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
12. Lover's Day - TV On The Radio

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Date:2012-07-29 20:11
Subject:bedtime stories

For some reason E has become particularly set on being told a story before bed. Not read a story, which has always been our bedtime mainstay. He wants us to make stories up for him. I cannot even explain how challenging this is for my tired brain every night. Sometimes I change up and recycle plots I remember from fairy tales, movies or fic (I think I may have told him a romance-less variation of the story where Gerard is dragon!Bob's treasure, what can I say, my brain only has a certain amount of space and fic has apparently set up residence there).

He's taken to specifying what kind of stories he wants. Sometimes it is stories about Golden Retrievers. Most recently he wanted a story about "a bomb that doesn't blow up, and can talk." Yeah. Now we are mired in the tales of Action Man, Trouble Boy and BOOM the bomb that doesn't explode (and can talk). And basically I feel like I need to start commissioning actual writers and story tellers, because this shit is hard. Kudos to all of you for voluntarily taking the time to share your stories.

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Date:2012-04-23 12:43
Subject:Not!fic - Mikeway is Not An Artist (But He Does Have Some Happy Accidents)

Title: Mikeyway is Not An Artist (But He Does Have Some Happy Accidents) - not!fic
Pairings: Mikey/Frank, Gerard/Ray
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~2800
Summary: Mikey just wants to be able to draw a dog, dammit.

Notes: What can I say? Inspiration for this came from watching iCarly with my son, don't judge, my world is small. Anyway, it devolved into not!fic, but I'm sharing it thanks to cheerleading from cincodemaygirl and alpheratz - they are the best, and all errors and ridiculousness are my own. Title inspired by Bob Ross, because the Joy of Painting is soothing and awesome.

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Date:2012-04-19 22:29

Like I need another way to twiddle away my time on the internets, I am PixieHallow12537 at Pottermore. I was completely unsurprised to be sorted into Hufflepuff (we're closest to the kitchens! heck yeah!). Be my friend and we can duel.

I spent a long day home with my sick boy today, and anticipate more of the same for tomorrow, hopefully with less fretful whining and crying. He was very feverish and pathetic, and I am a very good nurse at work but not the best one at home for my family. I tend to be more of the 'suck it up, you'll live/i've seen worse' & 'let me medicate this illness into submission' kind of mom rather than hugs and sympathy type. But, he was so very wretched, I was exceedingly liberal with the cuddles and coddling. Here's hoping for a decent night's rest for everyone.

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Date:2012-03-20 21:28
Subject:BRBB Mix! (Fight Fear)

I had so much fun with the Bandom Reverse Big Bang, I made two mixes. Here is the second mix that I made - Fight Fear.

1. Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
2. Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones
3. S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W - My Chemical Romance
4. All at Once - The Airborne Toxic Event
5. Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
6. Under Pressure - Queen
7. Ready To Start - Arcade Fire
8. See These Bones - Nada Surf
9. Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads
10. Safe in the Dark - Ludo
11. The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga

This mix felt like it had an emotional arc, but I didn't have a clear narrative arc in mind. I am really thrilled with the story that rosalui wrote and how well it captures the feeling of this mix. Go read about Gerard's adventures with the Doctor in Batman With a Bowtie!

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