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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 ;)

Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic

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 ;)

Current Mood: excitedexcited

Jul. 10th, 2007

08:30 pm - Nice view if you can get it...

My Sim artist's dorm room.

I really like the new "Paint Custom Painting" feature...

Artist's bedroom click for larger image

Of course, it would probably work better if I turned the bed around so she could see them :D

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Current Mood: gigglygiggly

Jun. 19th, 2007

09:58 pm - blue

gacked from ladyguenivere

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Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted

Jun. 3rd, 2007

07:17 pm - More sims asylum

Kevin made his Lifetime want! AJ's next. He wants to be a General! *lol*

This time I got a few pictures. Warning - they're big....

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Current Mood: happyhappy

May. 30th, 2007

03:17 pm - addicting

Refreshing the fandom_counts profile is mesmerizing... Must stop now...

It's gone up by over a thousand since I joined! Seems to be incrementing faster now - some BNF's must have pimped it :)

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Current Mood: enthralledmesmerized

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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Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: Happily Never After - Backstreet Boys

Apr. 30th, 2007

01:07 pm - geek!

Meant to post this last week, and I've gotten geekier since then. Weird :)

96% Geek96%Mingle2.com - Free Online Dating

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Current Mood: geekygeeky

Apr. 25th, 2007

07:49 pm - Olin

gacked from spillingvelvet

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Current Mood: curiouscurious

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)?

Poll #929280 Name that Tune

I can name that tune in X

words
1(11.1%)
notes
6(66.7%)
frames
2(22.2%)

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Current Mood: awakeawake

Feb. 11th, 2007

11:47 am - DWNOGA

I finally got around to posting my DWNOGA story Third Times the Charm at sidra (my fic journal)

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Current Mood: ditzyditzy

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

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Current Mood: tiredtired

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*

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Current Mood: excitedgleeful

06:28 pm - that's for sure!

gacked from shocolate


In the year 2007 I resolve to:
Figuring out why I really need 7 e-mail addresses.



Get your resolution here.

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Current Mood: cynicalcynical

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

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Current Mood: confusedPerplexed

Dec. 13th, 2006

03:35 pm - Thank you Tina!


my snarry
my snarry

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!

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Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic

Nov. 15th, 2006

11:04 am - Musical Intelligence

gacked from ladyguenivere

What Kind of Intelligence Do You Have?Collapse )

Cool!

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Current Mood: mellowmellow

Nov. 11th, 2006

10:22 am - Open letter to my DWNOGA Santa

Dear Santa,

Since you probably don't know me, if you are looking for any more information than was in the short prompt, here's some info, if not, don't click :)

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Current Mood: excitedexcited

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...

Current Mood: weirdweird

Nov. 1st, 2006

12:05 pm - The West - no kidding :D

gacked from musiclover03

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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.

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Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic

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
Pairing: AJ/Lance
Words: 147
Prompt: power outage
Disclaimer: Never happened. Don't know them.

( Stuck with You )

Current Mood: embarrassedembarrassed

Oct. 20th, 2006

03:04 pm - test from lj bot

It can't really be this easy, can it?

Sep. 27th, 2006

11:05 pm - hah!

gacked from resqdog51

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Current Mood: amusedamused

Aug. 21st, 2006

05:10 pm - Interests meme

gacked from shocolate

My Interests Collage!Collapse )

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Current Mood: crankycranky

Aug. 17th, 2006

05:38 pm - 7 Deadly Sins

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Current Mood: impressedimpressed

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.

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Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated

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!

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

05:25 pm - pretty cool...

gacked from suyari


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Find your Celestial Choir

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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

Current Mood: gigglygiggly

02:18 pm

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.

Current Mood: amusedamused

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?

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Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated

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...

Sigh.

*hugs* to you all.

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Current Mood: depresseddepressed

Mar. 23rd, 2006

07:11 pm - White Toes

gacked from laurel_tx

Weirdly appropriate.

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Current Mood: tiredtired

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)

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Current Mood: surprisedsurprised

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

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Current Mood: calmunsurprised

Dec. 21st, 2005

03:33 pm - So many purty pictures!

meme gacked from shocolate
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Try out this Meme

Brought to you by BearPodcast.

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Current Mood: impressedimpressed

Nov. 27th, 2005

01:54 pm - Moony!


Which Harry Potter Marauder Are You?

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Current Mood: happyhappy

Nov. 10th, 2005

02:23 pm - All-Around Smart

gacked from kethlenda

What kind of 'smart' are you?Collapse )

Is this good or bad? 0% applied intelligence????? 20% natural? doesn't sound very good. *lol*

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Current Mood: confusedconfused

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?'"

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Current Mood: cynicalcynical

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.

sigh.

if there's anything i should definitely not miss - let me know. k?

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Current Mood: pessimisticdiscouraged

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...

You Are A: Lamb!

lambPeaceful and gentle, lambs have been used in religious imagery for millennia. Lambs are baby sheep, an animal tended by shephards since the dawn of history. As a lamb, you tend to stay together in a flock and graze on grassy land. Lambs don't mind being led and tend not to go off on their own.

You were almost a: Bear Cub or a Groundhog
You are least like a: Squirrel or a ParakeetWhat Cute Animal Are You?

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Current Mood: confuseddoubtful

09:17 pm - interests meme

gacked from spillingvelvet

LJ Interests meme results

  1. 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.
  2. good omens:
    huh. wonder how that ended up on my interest list - I haven't even read it. just some slash by Sam.
  3. harry potter:
    the HP fandom is why I'm on LJ
  4. harry/ron:
    it's all Tina's fault
  5. jim/blair:
    ah - my very first introduction to slash
  6. lions:
    what can I say - they're my absolute favorite and have been all my life
  7. mbti:
    the mbti and jungian psychology have fascinated me for over twenty years - it's all part of my futile attempt to understand myself
  8. slash:
    I used to read romance novels. now I read slash. go figure.
  9. snarry:
    my first OTP in the HP fandom
  10. twincest:
    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.

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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

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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...

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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...)

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Current Mood: excitedexcited

Sep. 11th, 2005

11:43 pm - memories

starting catchup *again*... September 11, 2005

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Current Mood: determineddetermined

Aug. 31st, 2005

12:08 am - memories

well at least I got a *few* done... August 30, 2005

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Current Mood: thankfulthankful

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.

Current Mood: relievedrelieved

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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