Sweet, Innocent... and Deadly
Aug. 12th, 2007
04:01 pm - Moving...
I've decided to move to InsaneJournal, for a variety of reasons. All options (move, stay, mirror) seem to have good and bad points, but for me moving to IJ seems the best choice. I couldn't get sid, but I got sidra. If you are thinking about moving to IJ yourself, please friend me
What does that mean for you? Not a whole lot. I don't post enough to mention anyway, and I'll still be checking my flist here, although maybe not as often. So why bother letting you know? Just felt like it, I guess ;)
Jul. 19th, 2007
08:40 pm - New mood theme!
I've changed my mood theme!
I've been using a snupin mood theme made from Cori's snupin comics (by mikazuki). Although I still adore them, and think they make a great mood theme, it's been a few years now and I decided it's time for something different.
I saw some gorgeous Sentinel icons by lit_gal and she graciously gave me permission to alter her work. So I made a Blair mood theme from some of her geeks icons. Thank you lit_gal!!
I must say, though. LJ has a very strange idea of what moods should be "inherited" from one another. What genius decided that jealous should be inherited from sad but envious should be inherited from discontent? Does that make sense? Shouldn't they be together? Or that worried should be inherited from sad, but anxious & nervous from scared. They're synonyms; they shouldn't be in completely different trees.
And getting all the uncomfortables together ends up being really weird too. I can't really imagine an instance where hot and cold should get the same icon. Unless it's a really abstract icon.
Thank you, lauriegilbert for checking it out and catching some of my strange inheritances ;)
Jul. 10th, 2007
08:30 pm - Nice view if you can get it...
Jun. 19th, 2007
09:58 pm - blue
Jun. 3rd, 2007
07:17 pm - More sims asylum
May. 30th, 2007
03:17 pm - addicting
May. 29th, 2007
11:04 pm - sims2 asylum challenge
I got to the end of the Sims 2 Asylum Challenge without anyone dying!!! Whoot! Although, by the end the rest of the inmates were all miserable - all of them in the red for their Wants.
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Apr. 30th, 2007
01:07 pm - geek!
Apr. 25th, 2007
Feb. 17th, 2007
04:57 am - Name that Tune
I tend to do very poorly at those lyrics memes, even when I know the songs in question. I think I'd do better at identifying the songs by their melodies. I'm curious as to what you all think. Can you identify music better by reading the lyrics, hearing the song (without words), or seeing the video (without sound and you can't lip-read)?
I can name that tune in X
Feb. 11th, 2007
11:47 am - DWNOGA
Jan. 6th, 2007
12:32 am - Sparkly Calendar
I've created a boyband calendar based on turlough's Sparkly Calendar
If anyone is interested, I converted the pdf file to jpg and uploaded it to my Gallery. I'm not sure how well it converted. If you'd rather have the original pdf, send me email and I'll send it to you. It uses the US holiday's. If anyone wants me to, I can recreate it fairly easily using another holiday schedule. Just let me know what country.
I'm afraid many of the photo choices were made more because that's just what I happened to have on my hard drive in high enough resolutions. But it was kinda fun to make. Now I just have to get some glossy paper, so I can print it out. It looks okay on plain paper, but it would be better on glossy...
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ETA: after printing it on glossy paper (and it looks really good!) I decided that one page/month really doesn't cut it - it's too small. It looks much better with two pages/month, even if they have to be taped together. If you want the files that way, let me know...
ETA2: the 2-page/month (11MB) pdf is available here
Dec. 29th, 2006
08:30 pm - The Mirror of Maybe
You start to think a fic has been abandoned....
After almost a year, The Mirror of Maybe has been updated!
Now I just have to find time to re-read it, and all of sesa, and all of the thousands of fest fics I've bookmarked during the past month.
What a terrible thing, to have too much fic to read! *grin*
06:28 pm - that's for sure!
gacked from shocolate
Dec. 21st, 2006
11:06 am - Very cute!
gacked from mctabby
| My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is: |
Her Most Serene Highness Lady Sid the Perplexed of Giggleswick under Table
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title
Dec. 13th, 2006
03:35 pm - Thank you Tina!
click on the thumbnail to see the full size version
SQUEEEE! I'm so thrilled. I got my xmas present from lauriegilbert today and it was ORIGINAL fanart! I've never had something like that before, if you don't count the little drawble on my postcard, which I kind of do, actually, but this was full-size and colored and everything! I'm so excited. I've uploaded the web version so other people can see the wonderful art by nimori.
Thank you so much!
Nov. 15th, 2006
11:04 am - Musical Intelligence
Nov. 11th, 2006
10:22 am - Open letter to my DWNOGA Santa
Nov. 9th, 2006
11:09 pm - strangeness in popslash
I am very strange.
I constantly read stories in which guys who are straight in real life are portrayed as gay, and without batting an eyelash. But read a story where Lance is straight and I'm totally taken aback. Why? It's fiction. There isn't anything intrinsically stranger about depicting Lance straight in a story than there is in having, for example, one of the married guys be gay (not even bi), but it just feels weirder, somehow.
I dunno. I think I've been reading slash too long...
Nov. 1st, 2006
12:05 pm - The West - no kidding :D
Oct. 27th, 2006
06:16 pm - Thank you!
I got a postcard today from Niagra Falls!!!!
Thank you to accioslash, gauriel, orionnoire, lauriegilbert, cluegirl, and especially nimori for the mini snarry art!
*hugs* to you all. I do wish I could have been there.
Oct. 25th, 2006
10:06 pm - SeSa / ficlet
I've never written anything in the popslash fandom, but when I saw the SeSa announcement I started thinking about it. lauriegilbert suggested I start with a drabble and see how it went. Since she doesn't know any of the guys, I told her to pick two numbers from 1 to 10 (I ordered them by age, backstreet first), and she gave me 4 & 9 (which worked out to AJ and Lance - not exactly a popular pairing, but I liked it) and the prompt "power outage". So, here it is, my very first ficlet in that fandom...
Title: Stuck with You
Prompt: power outage
Disclaimer: Never happened. Don't know them.
( Stuck with You )
Oct. 20th, 2006
03:04 pm - test from lj bot
It can't really be this easy, can it?
Sep. 27th, 2006
Aug. 21st, 2006
Aug. 17th, 2006
Jul. 14th, 2006
06:34 pm - Argggh!
Grrr. I wish people wouldn't write in second person! It's so irritating. Maybe every once in a very great while it's an interesting change, but most of the time it's just aggravating.
Jun. 22nd, 2006
07:12 pm - whew
I've caught up on the users, now it's time for communities. Going two or three weeks without lj makes for a hell of a catch up!
And why does it have to be so bloody hot!
05:25 pm - pretty cool...
May. 29th, 2006
02:20 pm - Tagged by resqdog51
Explain your LiveJournal name and its meaning. When you're done, tag as many people as there are letters in your name.
sid was a nickname I was given in college by a boyfriend. Stands for "Sweet, Innocent.... and Deadly." Cause everyone thought I was so sweet and innocent, but he said I had hidden depths. *grin*
yay for only having three letters! tagging lauriegilbert, the_senjou, ladyguenivere
If you did it already, see previous post about missing things while skimming :D
Well. I caught up my skip 400. And now I've caught up on the skip 200 that had happened since I started to catch up the first set! Wonder if it's time to start trimming my flist... Wonder also how much I missed skimming. Oh well.
May. 26th, 2006
10:46 pm - skip 400
Well, after the fiasco at work last saturday and my otherwise amazingly busy and stressful week, I *finally* have a chance to look at lj. After being gone for a week I'm at ?skip=400. Sigh. Guess it's time for some skimming......
Next time someone decides to send 18 thousand mail messages, tell him to wait until a day when my Palm hasn't gone through a hard reset. OK?
Apr. 22nd, 2006
06:44 pm - alive
For anyone that might be wondering...
Yes, I'm still alive.
Yes, I've been sick.
No, I haven't been online.
Yes, I'll chat with you again someday...
*hugs* to you all.
Mar. 23rd, 2006
07:11 pm - White Toes
Mar. 15th, 2006
07:38 am - Renamed to sid
I can't believe I finally did it. Back when lj had its great journal expiration, I grabbed this username. I'd always wanted it, but then I found I had no use for it. I just don't post enough to justify a separate private journal. So today I bit the bullet and renamed my journal. Now sid is my main journal, and sidra (which I was already using for that purpose) is my fiction journal (such as it is). Hopefully this won't discommode anyone! My default icon should still identify me as me :D
signed sid (formerly known as ambt)
Mar. 8th, 2006
05:15 pm - Ravenpuff as expected...
gacked from laurel_tx
Took it twice. The first time, Ravenclaw came out just a little above Hufflepuff. The second time, the reverse. Slytherin way at the bottom, as expected :D( HufflepuffCollapse ) ( RavenclawCollapse )
Dec. 21st, 2005
03:33 pm - So many purty pictures!
Nov. 27th, 2005
Nov. 10th, 2005
02:23 pm - All-Around Smart
Oct. 21st, 2005
06:47 pm - spam
you know how spam sometimes dumps a paragraph of "real" words as the bottom to try and fool the spam checkers? Well, this is the first time I've ever seen HP used. This is what was at the end of the spam message:
there was no point arguing. harry turned at once and splashed out of the
bathroom. once in the corridor, he broke into a run toward gryffindor tower.
most people were walking the other way; they gaped at him, drenched in water
and blood, but he answered none of the questions fired at him as he ran
past. . "well, of course, i daresay he's busy," said slughorn, looking
questioningly at belby. "i doubt he invented the wolfsbane potion without
considerable hard work!"
"you don't want to get rid of the wizard who killed lily evans?'"
Oct. 2nd, 2005
12:07 am - bleagh
This catching up stuff is for the birds. It's pretty much impossible when you've read a handful of posts in the last two months or so.
I'm trying to catch up here and there - but i know i'm missing stuff left and right.
if there's anything i should definitely not miss - let me know. k?
Oct. 1st, 2005
09:44 pm - what a cute lamb
gacked from darth_stitch
i don't think it's that accurate, but it's an awfully cute little lamb...
09:17 pm - interests meme
gacked from spillingvelvet
LJ Interests meme results
- figure skating:
love watching it - although I haven't been as interested in the last year or so. I think the new scoring system is good for the sport but I haven't been watching as much since they put it into place - I wonder if that's just a coincidence.
- good omens:
huh. wonder how that ended up on my interest list - I haven't even read it. just some slash by Sam.
- harry potter:
the HP fandom is why I'm on LJ
it's all Tina's fault
ah - my very first introduction to slash
what can I say - they're my absolute favorite and have been all my life
the mbti and jungian psychology have fascinated me for over twenty years - it's all part of my futile attempt to understand myself
I used to read romance novels. now I read slash. go figure.
my first OTP in the HP fandom
I don't like incest fics - so explain to me why I like twincest so much...
Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.
08:55 pm - idiosyncrasies
tagged by resqdog51 (uh - kind of a long time ago :))
id • i • o • syn • cra • sy noun
pl. id • i • o • syn • cra • sies
1. A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
2. A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.
3. An unusual individual reaction to food or a drug.
List five of your own idiosyncrasies and then tag five friends to do the same.
a) i tend to have atypical reactions to drugs - anti-depressants make me depressed, that kind of thing.
b) i can't fall asleep unless things are perfect - temperature, hunger, sound, light, tiredness etc. not too much, not too little.
c) i keep my books in drawers, instead of on shelves
d) i can't work, or do much of anything, really, if i'm being watched
e) i don't like to tag people :D
07:21 pm - lol
So. It's been about a month now since I've been around - been sick, been working, just been out of it.
I decide to try and catch up on LJ, and the second meme I do gets me the following (the first meme was a the colour quiz - and no, lauriegilbert, I don't think it's accurate, wasn't of you, wasn't of me):
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So. Since I haven't been forgiven, guess I'd better come back...
Sep. 20th, 2005
05:35 pm - GoF IMAX ticket!
Whoot! I ordered my IMAX ticket for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on November 18th! Can't wait! (Last thing I saw in that theatre was Fantasia - years and years ago...)
Sep. 11th, 2005
11:43 pm - memories
Aug. 31st, 2005
12:08 am - memories
Aug. 30th, 2005
08:23 pm - Back
After working seven days straight (instead of my usual 3 days a week) I'm finally back on line.
The network is up and running (mostly) at the new office and so is the replacement email server (sort of).
My cube (and the cube next to me that I use as my lab) are not unpacked.
The new building is much closer to home, and the new server room is a lot better than the old one, and the cubes are ginormous, but I'm now next to very loud professional services instead of usually quiet engineers. So overall, I'd say it's a wash.
I was able to catch up on the users on my flist, but the comms are just going to have to stay not caught up. I'm glad I thinned my flist the other day. Just reading users and not comms I was still skip 100.
Sorry to everyone I've blown away over the last few days.
Aug. 27th, 2005
06:14 am - work
Worked ten hours straight yesterday (noon to 10pm). Network is still flaky. Will have to go back today, but I can't sleep. Slept from 1:45 to 4:45. meep. Three hours is not enough. Super way behind on LJ. Modified my LJ layout to extremely plain (although I couldn't give up my mood icons...) so it's not obvious what I'm reading. 'Cause I'm not going to be at the end of a private corridor in the new office, and my back will be to the door. Sigh. I hate it when people can sneak up behind me and look over my shoulder. Why am I so thirsty? Guess I'll go try to sleep again...
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