Hello everyone! I hope that you all had a lovely time over Christmas. Mine was pretty restful, which was great until I was forced to admit that all of the work that I brought home over the Christmas break still had to be done, and I've done mostly nothing since work for the past three days. Safe to say, the weekend is not going to be more of the same. :P

The semester is nearly over! \o/ Which means that I'm moving into one of the two busiest months of my entire year, but my second semester should be a lot lighter on marking, which will hopefully help me balance my time better. *fingers crossed* One of these days, I will learn how to manage my marking, I am determined!

I'm trying very hard to have the rest of my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas fic posted before I go back to work on Monday. To the lovely people who commented on the original post, I shall respond to you once the rest is up so that you know that there's more to read. :P I'm also slowly trucking away on something for [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang, which is probably going to be my main fandom focus for the next little while. I have about a million WIPs on my computer right now, so one of my goals for 2017 is to finish as many of them as I can because it's getting ridiculous.

How are all of you doing?
cleflink: ([misc] dragon)
( Sep. 11th, 2016 11:46 am)
*waves* Hello friends!

It has been a busy few weeks chez clef, let me tell you.

First of all, I do intend to finish all of the prompts that I got in my song meme, so thank you to everyone who contributed. Most of them are half-written, but I haven't had a chance to go back and get them done.

The reason for the delay is that my costume for Dragoncon wound up being FAR more time-consuming than I expected, with several setbacks that required some creative problem solving to work around. Turns out that wings are harder than they look!

Dressed in something girly for once! )

As soon as I got back from the convention, it was back to school! (Seriously, my flight was delayed, and then we had to drive from Buffalo airport into Canada, so I got home at, like, 3am, and was up at 7am to go to work). I'm at a new school this year, which is always intimidating, but everything and everyone seems good so far. I'm hoping to join the Age of the Geeks club as a teacher advisor. :D

I've signed up for both [livejournal.com profile] j2_reversebang (for which I've claimed an awesome prompt) and [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang. I love reversebangs. :) I'll be signing up for [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas as soon as I get my requests organized, and I'm slowly chugging away at my story for [livejournal.com profile] sherlock_remix. Oh, and I'm going to be making stuff up for heading up a discussion about world building at [livejournal.com profile] spn_writing next week, which I hope people will show up to so I'm not just talking into the void. Who needs sleep?

How are things with everyone else?
Hello LJ-land!

I have officially survived my first year as a full time teacher! \o/ And pretty much all I have done since finishing is sleep because June is balls. I'm starting to feel more human now, though, which is good because I'm leaving tonight to spend two weeks in the Netherlands. Vacation!

I had the utter joy of meeting [livejournal.com profile] dugindeep in person last weekend first the first time, which was awesome. I think we've known each other for about four years, which made it feel more like seeing a friend you haven't seen in a while instead of meeting someone new. And she's lovely, of course. I'm pretty sure everyone knew that. Thank you for visiting my poor, lonely Canadian self, my dear! It'll have to be a longer visit next time!

So, I know I've got a backlog of a couple of stories that I wrote for various challenges that never got reposted. I'll be posting two for sure today, and I'll figure out what else I might have missed. I've also got about a million ideas that wanted to be written when I was too busy to think about writing, so we'll see if they're still interesting now that I have time. My bigbang will be posting at the beginning of August, so you've all got that to look forward to, you lucky things. *grins*

How's everyone else doing?
WOW, it is the second week of December. When did that happen? *flails* My new job is great, but holy hell, does it take up all my time.

Right, so! I'm giving no promises that they'll actually show up on time because I'm hella late, but would anyone like a Christmas card from me this year? Some of you have no choice in the matter, but please let me know if you would like one. I should rephrase that: if you got a card last year, I have your address and am ready to send you a card, but can you please touch base with me to confirm that you do, in fact, still live at it. :)

Comments are screened.

And, for your time, have a picture of one of the Macguyvered ornaments on my Christmas tree this year. Because this is the kind of family I have and it is glorious.


With a ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum?


Seriously, how is this country even a real place? Every time the road bends, you see another mountain in the distance. Just stunning.

I hope everyone is having a good July!
cleflink: ([text] zanzibarbarians)
( Jun. 28th, 2014 12:59 pm)
I have now officially survived my first (most of a) year as a high school teacher! *applause* The last three weeks have sucked SO hard, oh my god. It's a good thing that I love the teaching, because the marking for high school English courses has nothing whatsoever to recommend it. MARKING IS THE DEVIL. FOR SERIOUS.

But now I am on summer vacation! Which is also known as unemployment since I was covering a maternity leave and have absolutely nothing lined up for next year, but I absolutely do not need to care about that for at least a month. I shall be applying to stuff as it comes and I shall worry about that shit after I've had a break and caught up on all the stuff which I haven't been doing.

For instance! I have masses of absolutely lovely comments to respond to (I haven't been ignoring you, I swear), my most recent J2 story to crosspost, two anon Sherlock stories to post, all the bigbang stories that I have saved to read and the challenge of turning my bigbang disaster draft into a real story to get started on. I may also do a prompts request sometime in the next little while, though, because I have done almost no writing this year and I miss it. Y'all will help me out, I hope. :)

Now I am off to a birthday party and tomorrow I am going to World Pride with a friend and THEN on Monday I am getting on to LJ stuffs. Huzzah!

TL;DR Fuck yeah, summer vacation!
But some clever person *cough*[livejournal.com profile] becc_j*cough* has informed me that my computer has an embedded microphone and I've wanted to join in [livejournal.com profile] tebtosca's voice meme since she started it, so I figured I'd take the time out to give it a go (mostly I just wanted to pronounce all the Latin stuff). I figure I'm going to continue to be pretty well incommunicado from now until July, so this mass of rambling is sort of to prove that I'm still alive. Ta-da! *jazz hands*


Record and upload audio >>
Term one ended this past Friday! January apparently sucks balls for high school teachers: I have done nothing but mark and write report cards for the past two weeks. This is going to be an object lesson in how not to stress myself out come June.

So yes! Term two starts tomorrow, which I'm going to get to do right from the beginning, which I'm looking forward to. And my RBB is getting posted on Tuesday provided I finish it.... I have done, like, no writing recently, guys. I'm going into a little bit of withdrawal.

Also, we have had ridiculous amounts of snow this month. Never on days that would give me a snow day, of course, but I'd rather the snow to the cold. The number of times my car's been too cold to start is well past double digits by this point. How many months to summer?

I hope all is well with you lovelies! *hearts*
Hi all! I have had one hell of a week. And, since a lot of it is fannish/entertainment oriented, I thought I'd share.

Sunday!
David Bowie Is exhibition )

Monday!
Hobbit Fan Event )

Tuesday!
Matt Nathanson concert )

Wednesday!
Nothing much, actually )

Thursday!
Motherfucking interview! )

Friday!
AKA today, which has hardly even started )

Saturday?
Oh god, I hope I'm not doing anything. I'm done.
cleflink: ([whose line] hug!)
( Dec. 29th, 2012 12:07 pm)
Just a quick note to say thank you to all of you lovely people who wished me a happy birthday yesterday; it was a surprise and a delight to receive all your well-wishes. It was a very nice birthday: I spent the day playing board games (anyone else tried 'Defenders of the Realm'? It was good fun), then went out dancing in the evening. FUN FOR EVERYONE! Aand, I wrote nothing. Oops?

Thank you to: [livejournal.com profile] becc_j, [livejournal.com profile] 2people2, [livejournal.com profile] ldyavalon, [livejournal.com profile] akintay, [livejournal.com profile] heartblowswild and [livejournal.com profile] enablelove for the birthday wishes and [livejournal.com profile] tebtosca, [livejournal.com profile] blackrabbit42, [livejournal.com profile] equally_dour, [livejournal.com profile] cherie_morte, [livejournal.com profile] ordinaryink and [livejournal.com profile] cassiopeia7 for the birthday wishes and v-gifts! You're all fantastic! HUGS.

Also, thank you to everyone who has voted in my poll. Being the contrary whatsit than I am, it kind of makes me want to turn Jensen into Professor Layton, but it truly is quite helpful even if I do kind of want to write all of them, now.

And a Happy New Year to everyone!
*skids in, trips, hits wall*

Yeah, it's been that kind of week, though, interestingly, not exactly in a bad way. I started my new co-op placement on Tuesday so I've been running off my feet getting myself organized and up-to-date on my work. Which means that I miss sleeping. *wry*

So yes! Short post to say thank you to the lovely people who gifted me with some hearts over the past few days. You all brightened my day(s) so very much! *huuuuuuugs* Also I totally didn't get anything done in time for Lupercalia (sadness), but there is now half a Sam, wolf!Dean story hanging out on my harddrive which I shall have to return to someday.

Cheers, all! ^_^
cleflink: (Default)
( Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:13 pm)
Just booked my hotel room for the Toronto Supernatural Con! (Yes, I know it's an hour's drive away from my house. Shut up).

Next order of business: sorting out my excuse for being absent from college on the Friday. *grins*
So as if the xkcd comic wasn't bad enough, I was typing in student emails for the first year Latin class I'm TAing and someone has the year 1991 in her email address. It was quite a shock to realize that, yes, someone who is twenty would have been born in 1991. *boggles*

I'm too young to be feeling old! What the hell am I going to do when I'm, like, 70?

In other news, this post has nothing to do with anything!

Yeah, I know, I know. Y'all should be used it by now.
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So as if the xkcd comic wasn't bad enough, I was typing in student emails for the first year Latin class I'm TAing and someone has the year 1991 in her email address. It was quite a shock to realize that, yes, someone who is twenty would have been born in 1991. *boggles*

I'm too young to be feeling old! What the hell am I going to do when I'm, like, 70?

In other news, this post has nothing to do with anything!

Yeah, I know, I know. Y'all should be used it by now (there will be some SPN fic going up today or tomorrow though. And then hopefully some FFVII).
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I really don't know what to do with myself right now guys. On the one hand, I'm happy because the term's nearly over, my college aps are all submitted and my Yuletide assignment looks like it's going to be awesome.

On the other hand, my kitten died this morning. And now I'm trying not to break down in the middle of the school library.

*hugs everyone* Today is not a good day.
I really don't know what to do with myself right now guys. On the one hand, I'm happy because the term's nearly over, my college aps are all submitted and my Yuletide assignment looks like it's going to be awesome.

On the other hand, my kitten died this morning. And now I'm trying not to break down in the middle of the school library.

*hugs everyone* Today is not a good day.
cleflink: (Default)
( Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:56 am)
THESIS DEFENSE = PASSED!!!!


*fist pump* Oh god, I'm so relieved, you have no idea.
cleflink: (Default)
( Sep. 2nd, 2010 11:56 am)
THESIS DEFENSE = PASSED!!!!


*fist pump* Oh god, I'm so relieved, you have no idea.
Saw Inception the other day. It was pretty epic. It's been a long time since I've seen a movie that actually encouraged the amount of debate that I've been having with other people who've seen it. And nobody's really wrong because there isn't actually a right answer, which is thematic and clever and not a little bit irritating. In a grudgingly admirable way, of course.

Although now I totally want to write some Eames/Arthur slash.

Also, does anyone else think that Cillian Murphy looks kind of like a shorter version of Tom Welling?

This time next month I (better as hell) will have a completed thesis! All I need to do is finish the damn thing. *dies* Anybody want to do it for me? 110 pages and counting!
Saw Inception the other day. It was pretty epic. It's been a long time since I've seen a movie that actually encouraged the amount of debate that I've been having with other people who've seen it. And nobody's really wrong because there isn't actually a right answer, which is thematic and clever and not a little bit irritating. In a grudgingly admirable way, of course.

Although now I totally want to write some Eames/Arthur slash.

Also, does anyone else think that Cillian Murphy looks kind of like a shorter version of Tom Welling?

This time next month I (better as hell) will have a completed thesis! All I need to do is finish the damn thing. *dies* Anybody want to do it for me? 110 pages and counting!
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