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State of the Elf

Soo...  many things.  Again.

* Grandmother moving this weekend.  Didn't actually do anything cause I have no car, and so have no way of transporting her, just realizing that she's much further away from me now.  Moved across the water to Bel-Red Road over in the East side, if you know where that is.

* Job front - Meant to announce this before, but with job stuff and the Cup fic which I've been struggling to do, I haven't had the time.  I am now a real employee at the place I've been working on and off since July.  about two months there, then a couple not, then back in late November, I think it was.  And I've been there ever since.  It's  a bit odd.  I hadn't realized how long it had been since I'd had a "real" job.  I quit my last back in 95 to go back to college.  Just kind of wierd.  But it's good, so far.  We'll see how stressed I get.

* Writing -
Cup fic is done, and in the editing process.  Lots of helpful people, so I'm very excited.  Could well be my best fic ever.  Okay, maybe not, but I'm very fond of the bunny, even now, and saying that after having finished it?  Not usually the case, so I'm feeling good about it.
D_D for this month has been started.  Starring Blaise again, shockingly enough.  Usually Draco doesn't let anyone else go more than a month at a time, but he's shockingly happy and sated these days. ;)
HP Vamp is having their Free Range fest again, and I have several bunnies I'm thinking of claiming.  I just really need to remind myself that I can't.  Maybe one or two at the most, and certainly not until I have at least 1000 words done for D_D.

* Cable guy was here today, and after much hassle with finding a modem that would work, we are connected again.  All I can do is hope that this will be the end of our random cut-offs when we're trying to load pages or chat with folks.

* Have someone new that's kind of been percolating in my head since JKR made the Post-warts family trees: Lorcan Scamander.  I don't know why he specifically is calling to me.  Possibly the geeky name.  He's pretty different from most of my usual muses.  Not sure if anything will come of it, but you never know...

* Posted all my H/D stuff over at Skyhawke now, aside from unpublished.  So there's a ton there, now, and the ratings system seems interesting to me.  I've stuck most of my drabbles in Ship-related "stories," one chapter per drabble, just to keep from having a hundred teensy little stories on my page, but anything over 500 words has its own story.  I'm not so good to sticking to under 500, I've noticed. ;)  So...the question is, what ship should I do next?

* A request: Have been reading chaptered stories at work, but it's getting hard to find things I should have read that aren't long-one shots (rather prohibitive with the amount of time I have to read, so anything over 10,000 words as a one-shot is too much.).  So...  I'd love suggestions.  Particularly H/D, or next-gen, though Regulus seems to be popping up in my mind a lot lately.  I don't suppose there are any chaptered fics about him?

And how is everyone else out there?

Comments

Mar. 2nd, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
Harry is proud as a peacock right now *G* And he says I can read the fic since they're the minor pairing. I feel privileged ;-)
Mar. 2nd, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
Heh. Draco says he's glad to hear it. And to tell that man to get his fingers out of his hair... :P

I look forward to hearing what you think of it. I've only managed about 400 words so far, though. And I can't claim that bunny until I've gotten somewhere, so... *sighs* It's very distracting.
Mar. 2nd, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Harry says he'll push that strange man away and come snog him instead.

*snugs* I'm sure you'll manage!
Mar. 2nd, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
Draco says that will do. :D
Mar. 2nd, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
"Moved across the water to Bel-Red Road over in the East side, if you know where that is."

For those of you not familiar with this area, it is like "moving on up to the east side...to a de-luxe apartment in the sky"...posh town...

"Cable guy was here today, and after much hassle with finding a modem that would work, we are connected again."

It's about damn time! We should celebrate! How about editing my piece tomorrow and not getting bumped! Well, we were gonna do that anyhoo, but now hopefully we won't get bumped! yay!

Lorcan Scamander, is that who Luna marries? I knew it was a Scamander but don't recall the first name.

Congratulations again about the job, I still think that's so cool!
-Foodie
Mar. 2nd, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Actually, she's near the mall, so it's not quite as posh.

:) Believe me, I'm thrilled.

Lorcan is one of her two (and K and I postulate twin) sons. Lorcan and Lysander.
Mar. 2nd, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
Lysander, isn't that Greek or something? Or Shakespearean? Why do I know that name?
Mar. 2nd, 2008 06:46 am (UTC)
Greek. It's in Midsummer Night's Dream. He plays the one who wants the girl, so they run off together.
Mar. 2nd, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the job!

I now have Andie and Chopper's son (as a 13 year old in 2008) running around my head! Working on a name for him, too. ;)
Mar. 2nd, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
thanks

Amazing how they just appear in your head, isn't it? :P I don't even get why him, you know?
Mar. 3rd, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the job. Hope everything works out, but stress is part of any job, I fear...

Blaise will make another appearance, then? That's great. With whom? Or is this a secret?
Mar. 3rd, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yeah, unfortunately, it is.

I'm doing a sequel-ish sort of thing to a Lucius/Blaise piece I did last year, or at least I think it was last year.
Mar. 3rd, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
I didn't know we were neighbors. I live in the outskirts of Redmond. One of these days we are going to have to get together. Maybe at some Starbucks :) There are quite a few others in the area.
Mar. 3rd, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
I see you write about the Eastside sometimes. :D I actually live in the North end of Seattle. Crown Hill, if you know the area. But almost all my family is over on the Eastside. We should definitely get together sometime. :)