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Dear Yuletide Author,

I was originally going to post my letter here, but decided to do so on DW instead; unfortunately, this was after I'd officially signed up, so you're probably here and scratching your head at the total absence of letter.

So rather than force you to scroll through the spreadsheet, I will just link you to the actual letter. Cheers!



SO HI GUYS! I'm alive, I swear! /o\ I kept meaning to update since mid-May, and I started and restarted updates for a couple of weeks before... just about giving up.

Basically, it's been thesis 24/7 around here. It's been taking forever, and I had so little of a life for most of June, but I'm finally actually done with all of my actual writing of the thing; I'm waiting to hear back from my advisor so that I can make my edits and pass the whole thing around to my committee to finally just defend. So I am so close I can taste it, but oh god do I ever just want it to be overrrr. :(

Anyway! While I fully intend on updating soon with shit about my recent life, this post is not about me. This post is about xsnarkasaurus, who has been a friend for years and moved earlier this year, to the city she loves best, with some animals and her kid. Money's been tight for her for a while (because, uh, moving is expensive as shit? And so are kids? And so is, you know, life?), but things have been piling up more recently, and she just found out that the job she thought she was getting was actually a scam, and so she is really extra fucked right now, and I cannot imagine how much that sucks.

A lot of you know Steph, and even if you don't, I know y'all are wonderful generous people who would love to help if you could, but I also know that most of y'all are probably not in the greatest financial shape either, unfortunately. So I figure that, hey, if you're giving to a good cause, you might as well get something for it, right?



I also have a sizable collection of books that I've been intending to get rid of; I was going to put a bunch out at a yard sale later this summer, but I'm willing to type up an index of them if anyone's interested, or just surprise you. They'll probably go for $5 each, possibly as low as $3 depending on condition/trashiness of book. These, too, would get set continental-US only, and a couple of extra bucks to me to help cover shipping would be awesomely appreciated, but definitely not necessary.

Proceeds should go via the PayPal account armadillosoufle[at]gmail.com! Just shoot me a screenshot showing your amount donated (you can do this in a comment or via e-mail, essentialcadential[at]gmail.com), make your request, and we will talk specifics from there. :D

I'm going to go ahead and leave this public in case people would like to share it; I don't anticipate this getting a huge amount of traffic or anything, but I would like it to spread past my flist, if possible! I would just, as always, request discretion in terms of connecting my fannish life to my real life, please and thank you. ♥

And thank you guys in advance! I will truly appreciate anything that you can offer, and I know Steph will too. ♥

Entry originally at http://blindmadness.dreamwidth.org/180296.html (comment count unavailable comments); comment wherever you'd like. ♥

Feb. 10th, 2011

Flist cut! Mostly small -- comms and dead journals and stuff like that -- but a couple of people, as usual, primarily because a. there's not much going on there, as far as I can tell, or b. I was getting the impression that we were mutually not really communicating, and I mostly don't think it's fair to you to have someone on your flist who's just skimming and not commenting a whole lot.

If you feel you've been wrongfully removed, by all means let me know, and as always, if you'd like to defriend me feel more than free. \o/


Not too many people, I don't think -- mostly a few inactive journals, a few that haven't updated in a long time, and a couple of people to whom I just haven't spoken in a really long time.

If anyone feels I've made a mistake, feel free to contact me and I may reconsider! If anyone wants to defriend me, they are more than welcome to! I just figured that if I'm going to try to keep up with my flist more, I might as well prune it down a little. Hopefully no one is terribly offended or anything! :(

Sep. 2nd, 2009

So, in a fit of desperately not wanting to do my creative writing exercise, I have finally redone all of my tags! It was a little weird to me to have all of the little one-word tags of people's and place names mixed in with the longer ones of situations/emotions/etc., so now family, friends (as "people"), and places all have their own category of tags and I enjoy it greatly. I may do the same with professors at some point, but I think that's all I'll be putting into categories.

In honour of this, something else I've been meaning to do! Minor flistcut! I don't think I've cut anyone I was really close to; it was mostly people whose entries I just wasn't reading and I felt bad about that, so I felt like I might as well get my flist back to the people whose entries I really did read, since keeping someone on when I'm just skimming is unfair to both of us. No one who's been cut is ~BARRED FROM EVER TALKING TO ME AGAIN or anything -- y'all should have my contact information and I always encourage using it. :D

On that note, IF ANYONE EVER WANTS TO DEFRIEND ME, PLEASE GO AHEAD! I don't want anyone to feel obligated to read along with my ridiculousness, so if you're not enjoying having me on your flist, seriously, feel free to get rid of me. :D: ♥

you've got to smack it into her skull

1. What would your character kill for? What would they die for?
2. What would they refuse to do under any circumstances? Why?
3. What do they dream about? [Either literal or figurative, specify please.]
4. What's their biggest fear?
5. What single object would they be most hard pressed to part with? Why?
6. What is their fondest memory?
7. What is their worst memory?
8. What or who was were their most significant influence? Expound.
9. What do they believe makes a successful life?
10. What makes them laugh?
11. What are their religious views?
12. What is their greatest strength?
13. Do they have a fatal flaw? If so, what is it?
14. Who is the most important person in their life?
15. If they died, who would miss them most? How would they die?