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One of those Hodge-Podgey Posts

Via Lauren and posted because I have to, I seriously seriously have to.

Okay, so we got this new landline phone, which talks, in a woman's voice to announce who's calling and in a man's voice when retrieving left messages. Way to go for gender neutrality, right? Since the man's voice doesn't have to wing it, he doesn't make mistakes -- you have 3 new messages...message 1 blah blah blah --- so no biggie BUT the woman's voice has to wing it all the time and sometimes, makes mistakes as in when Canton MA becomes Cantonum A or, my personal favorite, when Nature Cons (short for Nature Conservancy) becomes what sounds like Major Cunts. I laugh every time they call...alot while Lauren looks just slightly uncomfortable.

How freakin' awesome IS this photograph, Endeavor just hanging on the cusp of the space station...gorgeous!!

I am narcissisticly rereading my QAF stories, all of which were written for either Challenges -- hurt/ comfort...roadtrip...what if -- or Holiday Gift Exchanges, beginning with the first one -- a Christmas AU -- and, while the narrative is pretty alright, the writing isn't as alright so, I am also basically rewriting it. I imagine, I hope in other words, that as I go along through the other stories, the writing will improve. I am also concurrently, rereading my majorly loooooong QAF story, the last one I wrote for the QAF fandom anyway, and haven't had to do too much rewriting, so far anyway and mainly thanks to herefordroad's lovely beta'ing. What a journey that was, Jeannie :D

So, I think I will pleasantly spend my summer enjoying or cringing but either way, reworking, my own words with the ultimately goal of doing one of those Master Post I see around here from time to time, which will contain several QAF stories and 1 GlamNation story...heeee!!!

I will, eventually, as when I get up the guts, also include some original stories I've been working on so, for summer anyway, my book readin' will undoubtedly decrease but that's ok too. Summer has a different flow to it, doesn't it? a different way of being. And, it's all to the good.

Hodge-podgey post over & out.



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 11th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
That first pic is so incredible, as is the space pic!
Jun. 11th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
cool photos have become my ploy, my way, of getting people's attention. I hope you don't feel manipulated especially since these two actually do have meaning. Still, some people use great writing, I use photography, whether my own or the work of others, doesn't matter.

I can't wait until I get to the 'Shadow' series of stories you helped me with so much. Doubt there will be many changes so, those should be a lot of fun!!
Jun. 11th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
God, that's the tiniest kitten I've ever seen! :D

You're brave, I can't stand to re-read my old stories, I just cringe! If they had any sort of plot, I'd consider re-writing them, but they don't. LOL
Jun. 11th, 2011 03:36 pm (UTC)
the tiniest kitten with the biggest eyes, that may just be the angle but still, so cute.

I beg to differ, your stories do have plot, good narrative, good writing, maybe not the first ones as much as the later ones but that's only natural. It's like with anything, writing evolves over time, hopefully becoming more pulled together however the writer defines that. I've only been working on the first one, I don't even know why I'm doing this, but I want it to have the same 'voice' I think my writing has now. Time consuming but seriously fun, a trip down memory lane and seriously, if you haven't re-read any of them recently, you might surprise yourself. It was your vampire re-do of S1 that hooked me on your writing and I have great taste in stories...just sayin.
Jun. 11th, 2011 05:18 am (UTC)
That kitten is so adorable it's borderline criminal!

Also, this is the weirdest thing. I live in Canton MA!!

Awww, it's been such a long time since I've watched QAF. I should read some fics though.
Jun. 11th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
IKR? should not be allowed.

Now, when ever 'she' says a calls coming in from Cantonum A, I'l think of you!! Unfortunately, it won't actually be you, it will be a telemarketer but still...!!

You should, it's taking me back because, like you, I haven't watched the show or read any fics in a very long time. I'm having fun immersed in my nostalgia :D
Jun. 12th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
I didn't know there were so many telemarketers in my town!
Jun. 11th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
The first pic is so adorable. Awwww look at those eyes :)

I will definitely have to check out your fic when you start posting it :)
Jun. 13th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
if I have my way, I should be posting one a week but to a master post, which I'll link to in my journal. All are little one-shots, less than 5,000 words mainly, except one, my Post-S5 epic, which is long, over 100,000 words, and which, can I be honest?, I love. I take Brian & Justin, and most everyone else, to their ends, some 45 years into the future and I give each the life I would have wanted for them.

The first one I'm working on is a little AU and not typical because even though I mainly stayed within canon, I didn't tend to write within the show's timeframe, a couple are but, several are not so, once I get there, see what you think. I'm always interested in feedback. And thanks for being interested.
Jun. 14th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Hi, G...your new land line sounds like a lot of fun! you're doing some rewriting? that's a great idea. also, please let me know if you write an original; i'd love to read it. i check LJ infrequently which is why this comment isn't timely.

have a great summer!

Jun. 15th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
the phone is a lot of fun, everyday we get new and unusual pronunciations but especially for place names, I've gotten to where I kind of adore her.

I may be posting something original fairly soon, I will let you know and thanks for being interested, I appreciate it :)
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