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Jan. 26th, 2015

Wow, long time no update. Well our honeymoon out to Florida was amazing last year and we upgraded from a civil partnership to a marriage earlier on this month which was also pretty cool and I got a new job - only on secondment mind - but better than being stuck just on the telephones doing sod all all the time. This one's got me travelling, so I'm spending my first night away from home in over five years. I got hooked up to the interwebs, though!

I had a load of stuff I wanted to update with however now I'm here I've sort of forgotten it all. I intend on using this journal a little more now though, feeling like I could do with writing stuff down to keep a better record of this year. It's gonna be awesome.
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Mar. 23rd, 2014


Mar. 22nd, 2014

So I haven't updated this in a while but then I suppose better late than never? I've been a bit busy in RL as of late, finding a good balance between online RL and that's been absolutely great, the balance has worked out really well and things are pretty awesome over here. I got a new tattoo a few weeks ago, a rainbow coloured feather quill on the inside of my left arm that wraps up the outside edge after disintegrating into birds and goes up my arm. It looks awesome, and soon I'll get it finished so the birds go up into my shoulder and fade off there.

I also got a new computer. It's a Lenovo all in one PC which is supposed to be there to improve my drive to finish my novel and get writing again as I've set myself a goal that I'll have the first draft of the first of the trilogy finished by the end of the year. So I better get cracking!

RP wise, I'm trying! Sometimes my drive to write kind of goes BLEH and all I want to do is PSL and stuff and that's not massively conducive to productive game things. <.< Stupid muses when they want to do things that aren't helpful.

I've been feeling on and off funky recently, so my apologies to anyone who I've inadvertantly offended. I didn't mean to =/ hugs?

Dec. 11th, 2013

So apart from my dad being a dick about the whole divorce proceedings thing, life's pretty much ticking over as normal here. I'm waiting for [info]mands_angelfox to get her annual winter flu of doom that'll knock her off her feet for two weeks, it's just a countdown to when it happens since it's happened for the last six years without fail (normally when I was up to see her on Christmas break from uni! ;D).

Work... well, it's work, isn't it. TL;DR )

At least I might be able to do more OT this weekend (just 4 hours, mind, fuck doing 8 again) which is double pay. And that'd be a nice bump to the paycheque. After all, every little bit helps since we booked our honeymoon and all and need to pay that off and make sure that we have enough money to have stuff to spend out there! XD 279 days...

Dec. 7th, 2013

Meme stolen from all over the place

So work is pretty insane right now, I'm gonna write up a post about it soon but for now a meme!

1. How long have we been playing together?
2. First characters we played together?
3. What was your first impression of playing with me?
4. Funniest scene we were in together?
5. Most depressing?
6. Sappiest/fluffiest?
7. Favorite ship with me?
8. Favorite bromance?
9. Favorite rivalry/enemyship?
10. Which one of my characters (to date) is your favorite? Why?
11. Anything in particular that makes my RP stand out?


Oct. 19th, 2013



There are only like... 9 icons and a header that have been 'shopped. *ALL THE CREYS*

Can anyone take pity on me? :'(

Sep. 27th, 2013

Posting because I feel bad for making Mands do all of the writing and Tumblr is no longer entertaining.

Give me two characters (one of yours, one of mine), a prompt, it can be anything and I mean anything, and I will write you a one sentence story around it.

(btw, that icon pretty much describes how I feel right now)
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MEME! (stolen from [info]mands_angelfox)

1. Pick a character of yours.
2. Pick a character of mine.
3. Reply to this post with your character's name.
4. My character will answer with 5 words that they associate with your character.
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Aug. 18th, 2013

Stolen from [info]mands_angelfox & [info]gurgi

Give me a fandom and I'll give you...

1. One True Pairing Ship:
2. Canon Ship:
3. "If this happens I'll stab my eyes out with a spork" Ship:
4. "You are one sick bastard" Ship:
5. "I dabble a little" Ship:
6. "It's like a car crash" Ship:
7. "Tickles my fancy but not sold just yet" Ship:
8. "Makes no canon sense but why the Hell not" Ship:
9. "Everyone else loves it but I just don't feel it" Ship:
10. "When all is said and done" Ship:
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Aug. 7th, 2013

Meme stolen from [info]gurgi

Texts from Last Night

Give me one of your characters and one of mine, and I will give you their top 3 Texts From Last Night!
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Jul. 31st, 2013

If you don't like the fucking dresses, don't fucking text me asking for a £80 one after we spent £90.00 on the two dresses.

Don't ask me for THREE FUCKING £80 DRESSES.

It's not your fucking wedding. If you don't fucking like it, don't fucking be a bridesmaid and don't fucking come.

Go fuck yourself.

Jul. 19th, 2013

Last night I dreamt that I woke up on November 19th, with only 5 days to plan the wedding and we hadn't bought the centre pieces, the other bridesmaid dress or the assorted paraphanalia. Dream!me panicked, as did dream![info]mands_angelfox, but when dream!me blinked at it was November 22nd, at about 11pm and we moved a box to find all of our invitations still there having not been posted out, I legitimately woke up in a cold sweat.

I think my brain's telling me to do some more wedding stuff, don't you?

Also, the UK's Gay Marriage law got Royal Assent on Wednesday, which means it's now legal. They need to do the last of the fiddly bits but the first official marriages, rather than civil partnerships, should be happening next summer. =D

And we're dying over here. Britain isn't designed to cope with this kind of heat, we've been pushing anywhere between 27 and 31 degrees centigrade here (which is between 80.6 and 87.8f for you Americans) which, considering our summers are usually a whole lot cooler than this (a normal British summer was usually around 20/22c, roughly 68-71.6f) the whole country's suffering. We're in the middle of a 2 week heatwave, the country's on amber alert for the heat and we've had our first few deaths because of the heat. There's a nationwide fan shortage because people have bought them all, it's just horrible. We don't have indoor air conditioners and because our houses are built to keep heat *in* they're rubbish at letting heat *out*.

Fail, Britain, fail.

Jul. 14th, 2013

I am overwhelmed with blah and ennui.

Jul. 2nd, 2013

Phil can go fuck himself with a rusty sledgehammer.

I'm firing him as my best man.

I can't believe I didn't see this friendship deteriorating sooner.


Jul. 1st, 2013

So my wedding planning's pretty much done now. The bridesmaid's dresses have been bought and my sisters look really good in them, the invites are being put together and I just need to print off the last few bits and bobs to stuff inside and get them out. I never realised how expensive weddings were, to be honest with you, I mean, I had an idea, but I think about the fact that we barely got through the family people and we'd run out of room with our head count, I mean, that's ridiculous, right?

Well a small, intimate wedding's probably better anyway. I did get [info]mands_angelfox to agree to do Saturday Night as our first dance, though. Well, that or The Macarena because both are ridiculous and will be awesome and already people are saying they'll join in after we've done one round of the moves.

I'm massively excited for it. It's just going to take so long for November to roll around, even if it's only like, 5 months away. Still. It's crazy, you know? To think that by 24 November this year I'll be married. I'll be a 'Mrs', which is weird as anything.

I did also get her to sign today that when our civil partnership is upgraded to a 'marriage' and we have a second ceremony, that it can be fancy dress! She signed it, and I got it witnessed by myself and someone else. WINNING. =D

Work's a bitch but what can you do? I'm just doing my job and not anything extra; it's not like you get rewarded for it. But I'm working there and I like the people so! I mean, it's exhausting, but I can't complain too much, not really, when I've got a job in this crazy-ass climate.

And on the fandom side of things, it's been all quiet for a really long time, but then my creative muse exploded and I'm in the middle of writing two ridiculously long fics in the reboot!Trek verse, which is good fun. New pairings and such to explore and a whole world of space to play in? Yes please! Heh.

So overall, things are pretty good! :D

May. 16th, 2013

How I Feel Right Now:

May. 11th, 2013

So the NHS cancelled my operation. No beds, apparently, even though my surgery was *pre planned* along with the seven other peoples' that were cancelled, which is really irritating because I'd done a metric fuckton of planning (my mother, who is recovering from cancer came to pick us up at 6:50 and dropped us up at the hospital, rescheduling her whoooole day around us) and gotten a day off work.

God, I'm so cross. Now tehy have to reschedule which means I *won't* have the weekend to recover from surgery and they'll expect me back at work the next day and I'll have to take more emergency holiday and- God, I'm SO FRUSTRATED.

Not as much as I was, but still. Where the scissors went in, it hasn't even closed up or scabbed over, so I pretty much just have an open wound. Which has a plaster on it. And I haven't had a tetanus jab.

Stupid NHS.
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May. 5th, 2013

There's a beautiful irony in the use of the above icon.

Yesterday, we were meant to be running around Leicester being chased by people dressed as zombies with our good friend Phil, but instead, at about 4:30, I was trying to cut Mands' orthotics so that she could put them in her shoes so we'd be in prime position for fighting zombies. But, what we we couldn't have taken into consideration was that the locksmith's wife (from when we were locked out) broke our scissors. So when I tried to cut, pretty much nothing happened. I appreciate that, but then like an idiot I figured if I could force the handle back onto it, then that would be alright because then I'd be able to cut those damn insoles and then we could go fight zombies.

Only that's not quite what happened. No. In fact, the scissors went into my hand. Not just a bit, but right in. Right in to the point where the hilt met my hand and that's two inches.

If you look at the picture, you can see my blood on the blade (I didn't stop and take a picture at the time, the photos were taken *after* A&E). And all of that dirty metal went into my freaking hand.

So, I sort of yelled and Mands came running down the stairs after I'd pulled the blade from the meat of my hand and suddenly there was blood everywhere and she ran to grab tissues (I've never seen her move so fast). I pressed it against my hand - now it was hurting quite a bit - but was fairly calm as I bossed her around the kitchen (get me the first aid kit, the sterile wipe, the butterfly sutures, get me a bag and some frozen sweetcorn) and put the frozen pack against my hand to stem the blood flow. It slowed right down, pretty much stopped bleeding and (aside from a sudden surge of nausea) I was ready to go fight zombies again as long as I kept the cold stuff on my hand because that was doing a pretty good job of numbing the pain.

Once I was certain I wasn't going to die or bleed everywhere, I allowed myself to have a bit of a cry but I was insistent that we could still go do zombies.

About 4:45, Mands decided she would be calling the NHS direct. They're the people we ring when we're not sure if we need to go to hospital or not. I was saying 'noo, it's fine, I'm good' despite the fact that I was crying because damnit I wanted to do zombies but the NHS lady said we had to go to the hospital immediately because of the nature of the wound (a stab wound, really). So. Off we went.

Slapped the L plates on the car and Miranda drove us to the hospital. I had to park the car, but it wasn't a big deal, I did it, it was done and we walked in.

We were given the red folder and told to sit down and wait. Now, each time we've gone to A&E, we've waited for literally hours and it's not been serious. So we were settling ourselves in for the long haul, imagine our surprise when, after about 30 minutes, my name is called (ahead of other people who had been waiting longer and straight into the minors unit rather than into the little nurse's office). I think it was due to the nature of my injury, you know, stab wound and all. But we were seen straight away by one of the nurses who looked at my hand, did some tests (which hurt because obviously, by now, the ice had worn off) and she looked concerned.

She said not to panic, but she needed to see the plastics surgeon who was on call for hand injuries and that she'd be back soon and he'd have to assess me before we could go home.

So off she went.

I was suddenly overcome by guilt because zombies. Phil had said he didn't wanna do it without us, which was awesome of him but I still felt really bad. He said he would have missed it anyway because he didn't get out of work on time, but still. Zombies..

After about another half hour, forty minutes a youngish doctor came in, introduced himself as Chris and he had a look at my hand. Got me to do some stuff, some movements I could/couldn't do and then went away to get a form. He wrote on it and said I'd need to have an operation because he thought that I'd "shredded" (which is the actual word he'd used) the muscle that moves my thumb around and supports the movement of my hand with the scissors.

Well fuck.

Signed the consent form, he shipped me off to X-Ray. Had my X-Ray and went back to see Chris (Mr Thomas). He said, because I didn't know if I was up to date on my tetanus shots that I needed antibiotics so I went to pay for them and then came back - again - to get them. Because I'm allergic to penicillin (of course I am, because it makes total sense to be allergic to the best antibiotic ever discovered) I got given Doxycycline instead. One a day until I run out. 2 weeks, pretty much.

The X-Ray showed nada, so then I was told I'll get a phone call either Monday or Tuesday to say when I'll be coming in for the operation to: clean the wound, because ew dirty scissors; see what damage has been done & fix it. They're expecting it'll be on Wednesday. In and out, under general or local anaesthetic. Possibly, I'll be able to go back to work after the op if it's done in time.

My work will hate me because I've just really come back from 6 weeks off after my last op.

On the plus side, I can move my hand now, and I should be able to after the operation too and since I'm just writing letters (typing, of course) it won't be a problem. CUT AND PASTE IS MY FRIEND.

So, yeah. My bank holiday weekend was somewhat ruined. But it's all good. Internet and movies.

Apr. 29th, 2013

[info]mands_angelfox typed 'gif' into google. Now there's porn gifs all over tumblr. I feel scarred.




Apr. 27th, 2013

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