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cyndrarae

Rebelling against Reality since 2003

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cyndrarae

Right, with that out of the way...

SO with my adventures in San Francisco drawn to a close, another bullet added to my growing list of life-altering mistakes, I move on to greener pastures aka Washington DC.. professionally speaking, and return to older pastures aka fandom - personally speaking. I love DC... by far the most global, transient and cosmopolitan city I've known after London. Sure I can think of a thousand other places I'd rather be, like Venice, or Goa, or Hogwarts, but this will do for now. 

Things I hope to get back to while I'm here...

1. Not dating. I am renouncing relationships period, embracing the sisterhood of eternal singleness and sparing myself the heart ache. Why have we done this to ourselves, created a superfluous cultural standard, forced everyone to live up to it, then make them feel like there's something wrong with them if they cannot? That's it. I'm done subscribing to this ridiculousness. Men suck. And not in a good way.
2. Writing. I'm like that horrible ungrateful 2am friend that calls only when I'm in need, of writing, and then forget all about it when everything's hunky dory out there in the real world. I'm despicable I know. Let's see if I can change that. Let's see if I can make men suck in a good way for a change, hehe. *headdesk* The problem is I'm getting a little sick of trying to Americanize my obviously not American English (at least in my head I can sense the difference very strongly), and maybe I just need to find genres and situations that allow me to write the way I want. Writing about American 30 somethings brought up in Texas and living in California is definitely not the right situation, for instance.  
3. X-Men. It's always been my go-to comfort!fandom - at least that's one thing I've stayed true to. Hunters and Special Agents and Avengers will come and go, but my OTP is and always will be Logan/Scott. And I know there are hardly any takers left but that doesn't matter anymore.
4. Reading. I haven't kept up with any reading whatsoever - not books, not fanfiction, nothing. Tumblr is partly to blame - changed all my guilty pleasures from literal to visual. But no more. I'm getting back to the things that I used to do, things that made me happy and appreciate my own company before I tried morphing myself into a bloody Stepford Wife.
5. Friends! Anyone still around? I won't be surprised if not. LJ's been kinda slow right, and its natural for folks to get on with their respective lives. But if you're still here I'd love to catch up.

New obsessions...

1. Loki - Anyone else on the Avengers bandwagon yet? I'm starting to fixate on Loki - you know me, its always the tortured younger brother that gets me heh. 
2. Teen Wolf - this seems to me like the only good thing on TV these days. The writing isn't as tight as TVD but I love all the characters and the music. What say you?
3. Robin Hobb - someone had a 'yard sale' (is that what it's called when a tenant moves out out an apartment?) and I bought a dozen paperbacks for like 2 dollars - I'm starting to really like this sci-fi/fantasy genre. 

Okay that's enough ranting for today. Hope everyone's doing well and having the best time of their lives, with more yet to come! :)

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Lol, I know! I used to keep up with LJ daily . . . and now my web presence has switched to RSS & IRC (the instant chat and then back to work is the only way I can socialize in my brief breaks from my projects). (And then there's the torrent sites, but shhhhh . . . *g*)

No, LJ doesn't have an RSS reader--but I have one installed on my computer (RSSOwl), and you can grab LJ feeds and show 'em on any RSS reader. If you add the right thing to the URL, you can even pull friends-locked posts that you would see only when you're logged in. (LJ has a section about that in help, authenticating feeds and all that.)

Maybe? I do like Scott/Jean some, I just think there were tons of issues with their relationship--hence why I don't mind Jean dying at the end of X2 as much, because it allows Scott to eventually come to realize all of that plus going through tons of grief/angst (which is awful for a real-life person but makes good fic). I like ideas from X3 but have tossed it out as regards to my personal canon, and XMFC (and the Wolverine movie) don't even enter into my radar, lol. (I'm told I should see XMFC for characterization of Prof X and Erik but haven't gotten around to that yet. Wolverine I'm told not to bother watching in the first place, lol.)

My latest obsession is Rizzoli & Isles, lol. But I haven't had time to write fic at all lately. I do have my X2 fix-it fic, as I said, that I want to work on more sometime--I have about 7k written and that was just a beginning, but my writing isn't as polished as I'd like, and I need tons of brainstorming before I can continue (I was pretty much just taking the end of X2 and dealing with all the details, plus working in whatever A- and B-plots that came to mind, but I need to do some planning about the big picture of the 'verse). If you want to read what I've written, check out my xfic tag on LJ--you're in my fanfic readers group. Mind you, I've edited those some since so what's up there is not my current version--but I could e-mail the current version if you're curious, lol.

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