?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
26 April 2004 @ 05:12 pm
Monday.  
Since last Wednesday my job frustration has reached critical mass. Though I'm not thinking seriously about quitting, I'm thinking about applying for a three-month leave of absence. It would mean cashing in about 25-30% of my stocks, though, to (a) live on for three months and to (b) buy a used car.

I continue to look back in anger and curse my woolly inattention to our briefly skyrocketing stock price last fall, which would've meant a lot more money.

I am really not in a good mood. My baseline has been lower than usual for the last month or so. I feel in danger of sinking my teeth into someone's throat and shaking them to death. I am hyper-sensitive to everything right now. I am thinking of getting a t-shirt that says, "Fuck you and your shitty cologne." Or maybe I should just buy a large hammer.

I've written over 15,000 words on my Spander Inquisition story though. That's something.

anaxila brought Godivas by my desk today for no reason. She gets a place on my lifeboat when we hit the iceberg.

Blah blah blah.
 
 
Current Mood: black
 
 
 
kassrachel on April 26th, 2004 05:16 pm (UTC)
Bah to the evil job.

Yay for Spander stories.

That's really all I have to offer. :-)
flaming june: FlamingJunebyCirce_flaming_june_ on April 26th, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
Um, I think if you made that t-shirt and sold it, say, at www.cafepress.com, your financial woes would be over.

Or, at the very least, I'd buy one. ;-)

I just quit my job and am moving home for the summer. So I hear you on the work woes. And I'm sorry things suck for you right now.

And...yay Spander!
laurashapiro on April 26th, 2004 05:21 pm (UTC)
I love you.
par avion: hugspar_avion on April 26th, 2004 07:33 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

I've been at the end of my rope lately too. I think there's something in the air.
Fandom: karass or granfalloon. Discuss.sherrold on April 26th, 2004 07:52 pm (UTC)
ah...
I'd send you virtual Godivas if I thought it would help.

You're right about the terrible state of editorial jobs in town, but still, there are openings every week, and *someone*'s getting them -- why shouldn't one of them go to you?

A serious look or two at the job market wouldn't go amiss. Colleen even has a lead on a job right now -- I can't find a link to it, or I'd send it to you.

This is me, trying to be supportive. Sorry I suck at it!

S--
"I don't care how delicious he is, he's EVIL!": gay pantsshrift on April 26th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC)
I've written over 15,000 words on my Spander Inquisition story though. That's something.

I have 120 words. None of them are currently a full paragraph.

Well. Clearly, there's no way out of this ficathon for me but ritual suicide.
Anna S.eliade on April 26th, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)
I have faith in you! :>) Because you are Shrift! An upwelling source of Spandery goodness! If you only write 120 random words, I'll still read them and I feel very sure they'll bring me the happy.

In the credits of "The Usual Suspects" is a woman listed along with the FX crew by the name of Yolanda Squatpump. Ponder that in awe. You could put her in your story.
"I don't care how delicious he is, he's EVIL!"shrift on April 29th, 2004 10:33 am (UTC)
I have faith in you! Because you are Shrift! An upwelling source of Spandery goodness!

Oof. Thanks. I'm glad someone does. (Because I don't. *panics*) If only the ficathon assignment would flow as naturally as my one and only Spander story to date.

However, mostly I just seem to be unable to scrape together any kind of coherent framework for the story. Every time I try, it falls apart like an overboiled chicken carcass.

I suppose I'll be slaving to reconstruct the chicken carcass this weekend. And possibly weeping bitterly. ;)

Yolanda Squatpump. Ponder that in awe. You could put her in your story.

Lord, that's hysterical! If only I had a story to put her in.
ladywenham on April 26th, 2004 11:05 pm (UTC)
*big hugs and Spike cookies*
rubywisp: joec cuddleloverubywisp on April 27th, 2004 12:24 am (UTC)
*lick*
shadowscastshadowscast on April 27th, 2004 08:45 pm (UTC)
Another fan chimes in!
Hi. I entered the wonderful world of Buffy fanfic just two days ago (after watching the first 5 seasons on borrowed DVDs over the course of the past 6 months, and then reading episode transcripts of all of S6 and S7 in a two-day binge earlier this week). Yours was the very first BtVS fic I read - specifically, "Sidelines" was it.

I do come from a slash background (both a reader and an author). Actually I'd had "Sidelines" bookmarked for ages and ages because someone on a generic slash discussion list posted a rec, and I was intrigued enough to check it out, and after reading the first couple paragraphs I decided that it looked like a really well-written story, but I couldn't properly appreciate it without having seen more than one or two scattered episodes of Buffy. So. I bookmarked it and it sat there for many months, 'till I finally finished watching/reading the series, and then I was all "Yay, on to the the fanfic!! Hey, how 'bout that one I bookmarked way back when?"

So I read it. And now I don't want to see Spike or Xander with anyone but each other, and it's all your fault. (Hmph.)

I like your starting premise - the "What if?" of Xander going through the S4 "Big Gay Change" instead of Willow. I wouldn't have thought of it before you pointed it out, but I can certainly see your point (that there was about as much foreshadowing of Xander maybe being gay as of Willow - though frankly I'd more easily think of either one of them as bisexual than as all-out gay). I feel kinda bad for the Tara of your stories (I read the two S5 follow-ups, too) since she ends up peripheral to the Scooby gang without getting to date Willow at all - but hey, maybe this way she won't end up dead? Plus, I loved Oz/Willow just as much as I loved Tara/Willow, so it's all good.

Now I'm babbling. Heh.

Your stories were fantastic, that's what I came here to say. And I'm hoping that I can find lots more really good Spike/Xander stuff (do you do Buffy recs?) to satisfy this new addiction!

Hey, I just made up a LJ. Seems like everybody's doing it these days... mind if I friend you?
shadowscastshadowscast on April 27th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
Never mind that last bit.
Oh, and then I saw the place where you said "You do not have to ask before you friend me. Go for it!"

So I did.
(Anonymous) on April 28th, 2004 05:49 am (UTC)
[quote] I feel in danger of sinking my teeth into someone's throat and shaking them to death. [/quote]

Huh, I thought only I had that dream.

As Spike would say, 'Good times. Go with it.'

Set