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It's always amusing to me how differently the world looks from where I'm sitting.

Me: OH GOD, now that I've spammed everyone with my The Social Network Big Bang by posting all the entries and posting to comms and talking about it on Twitter, they probably hate me.
A significant portion of my twitter/flist: WAIT YOU POSTED YOUR BIG BANG?

So, yes, yes I did post my conpeople AU, in which our hero learns the importance of love, time, using your damn words and proper lumbar support. And in case you missed me editing it in, novembersmith made the most amazing mix called Love Songs for the Criminally Unaware and I have been listening to it on repeat for days. Interspersed with this. Now that the serious side has been taken care of (SO PERFECTLY I CANNOT EVEN) I can get on with Earnest Mix of Seduction and Post Break Up Terrible Karaoke playlists *g*. Also I'm pretty sure I owe a fair few of you mixtapes; let me know?

Baby's first Big Bang! It was supreme amounts of fun, even if it did mean that I stayed up until past five three nights in a row, once for Moog's big bang, once for mine and once just because when given an IRL moogle62 I cannot stop talking. I loved getting art and being part of something and I think I'm proud of the story, I'm still too close to it right now, and all I can think about is all the things I didn't end up putting in it. But the whole BB has been of a sort of stunning quality. What are you, TSN fandom?

This is the first time in two years that I haven't had a deadline or an active WIP. I am confused by this state of affairs. Obviously all my brain can think of doing now is some sort of timestamp meme.

Out of fandom lifewise, well, hmm, things remain... stagnant. My boyfriend bought a new car which promptly broke down so that was. Yeah. Been better!

My family remain my family:

Me: Oh hey Dad, how are things in South Africa?
Dad: Your grandmother is mad at me because I set the lawn on fire while she was here.
Me: ... HOW?
Dad: I threw a firecracker at a monkey.
Me: Obviously.

And then we had a twenty minute conversation about the Italian national anthem. I swear I'm not making this up.

When I'm not talking Verdi, I mostly spend my days hanging out on tumblr and getting into email loops. Should you wish some quality correspondence, I can be found at muchadoaboutcogs on the gmail.

Aaaand finally, this meme went around a while ago but I never got round to posting it and I'm kind of intrigued. Like I said, I need to see the world from where I'm not sitting!

"If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach." -- Alfred Hitchcock

If I wrote a story today, what would the readers immediately look for?


That was a pretty nice wrap up, there, don't you think? How are you, lovely flist?

Date: 2011-09-14 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cellophane_ria.livejournal.com
Lal Big Bang! I still have to find time to read it (sorry! life!), but yay! And congrats! Um, I guess I need to wikipedia the people, though. :)
Your family continues to delight me.
And I would look for pie. Yes.
xxx

Date: 2011-09-14 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Oh gosh, it's fine! It's not going anywhere <3. You should just watch The Social Network, huh, huh, how about that, huh? Or yes, just google them. Only that could get confusing because of there are the real people and then there are the TSN versions of the people.

It's a bit of a strange fandom.

My family continue to baffle and delight the world.

Hee, I'm trying to remember if I have written about pie OH WAIT there was that story about nothing but baked goods :D

Date: 2011-09-15 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cellophane_ria.livejournal.com
I think I could watch the movie. But Lal, will it make me cry? Because seriously, I'm tired and trying to sort things out (ouch), and I'm kind of "all the happy endings all the time" right now. Alternatively, is it very dude bro movie? Because, uh.
...am I picky or something? xD

Well, you're talking to the let's finally embrace bandom gal, so. Every fandom is a strange fandom...? :)

BAKED GOODS. \o/ Hee. I sometimes wonder how people who know me only from my baked goods obsession would react to myself in any rl eating opportunity (I eat, like, bread and butter, baked apples and chocolate? Oh, and warmed tofu without any spices). xD

Date: 2011-09-14 09:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] taurenova.livejournal.com
Was the conversation about the Italian Nation Anthem anything to do with how it sounds like Bringing In The Sheaves at the start? Because if my family are watching Six Nations (or other) rugby and Italy are playing we all, without fail, alter the anthem no matter where we are in the house when we hear it. :D

I am always up for e-mail correspondence - but I am really bad at starting e-mails. Woeface. But if you ever feel like waving in my general direction my gmail (taure.nova.snow) is always open. Always. I'm not desperate for human interaction I don't know what you're talking about you're not my real Mum anyway!!! *slams door*

Date: 2011-09-14 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Oh my god, it DOES. Me and my Dad, every time, just sing, "Italia, Italia, Italia, Italia" for all of the words. And then we do the Morporkian Second verse for the mysterious middle bit that Verdi clearly just shoehorned in there for NO REASON. There was a long diversion where I explain the unification of Italy to my Dad and how King Victor Emmanuel II was actually the first king of Italy.

*waves in your inbox direction*

Date: 2011-09-14 11:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] taurenova.livejournal.com
:D I always love sharing that sound-image with people. I often march about making pompous orchestra noises for the duration. (And then fail to know any of God Defend New Zealand other than, well, God Defend New Zealand. I also: sing a version of Advance Australia Fair which devolves into me saying 'wank' a lot.) Basically my fave rugby anthem is Ireland's Call. I tend to bellow. It's awesome.

What was I even supposed to be talking about? I appear to have gotten lost.

*inbox waves back*

Date: 2011-09-15 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccentric.livejournal.com
I will read the Big Bang (and Play's) at some point soon. But not now. Because I need to finish watching TSN and gain CONTEXT. And it is half one in the morning and I have places to eb tomorrow. And places to be. But SOON. There will be reading. And more coherent commenting. And I shall Know The Difference.

The whole firecracker/monkey/lawn on fire shebang is why I won't let my boyfriend set off the fireworks he found in his cupboard. I need to hide them when he isn't looking. Or set them off myself, but not in his jungle garden.

Date: 2011-09-16 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Hee, okay, you do that, Bec. You do that. I hope you liked the movies and like the fics!

Yeah, it's nearly summer in SA so obviously the whole garden just went up right away. He's been gearing up in his war against the monkeys. Who knows what will happen next.

Date: 2011-09-17 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccentric.livejournal.com
Just don't let him see Planet of the Apes. D:

Date: 2011-09-15 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
I think I love your family, lal. Whenever I think that ~my family is weird, I tell myself, "self, your family's crazy is nothing on lal's family's crazy". xD

I really don't know what I would immediately look for in a story of yours. Probably brilliant banter and beautiful metaphors or some such thing, but while your writing is very lal, I can't think of anything that would be your body in the coach off the top of my head. AWKWARD HUGGING MAYBE BUT AWKWARD HUGGING IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED. KEEP IT UP. (Oh my, that is not a very good answer for this question.)

Date: 2011-09-17 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Yes, this is the way of my family, we exist to make everyone else look sane. This is why things like the whole Lal In PJs thing from this morning happen to me. I have sitcom character in my genes.

<3, thank you darling. I worry that if I tell you one of the things that always, always ends up in my fic, you will be like OH MY GOD, LAL, WHAT ARE YOU because I don't do it or purpose and YET...

akdjfg ALL OF THE AWKWARD HUGGING. YES.

Date: 2011-09-17 12:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
TELL ME, LAL :D? "OH MY GOD, LAL, WHAT ARE YOU" is my usual state of mind, but mostly in a good way, so... pretty pleaaaase? *bats eyelashes at you*

Date: 2011-09-17 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laliandra.livejournal.com
Ahaha, oh man, so one of my silly secret things is, er, people throwing things to/at each other and the other person catching it.

Yeeeeah.

TSN has so much of this in the film, it's like porn to me.

Date: 2011-09-17 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
OH MY GOD, LAL, WHAT ARE YOU. I love that so much, I'm surprised I didn't realise! (Does this mean I have to reread All Of The Fic? :D) I do understand your feelings about throwing/catching things. *___* I AM SO CHARMED BY THIS SCENE WHERE DUSTIN CATCHES MARK'S DART WITH HIS CUP.

Date: 2011-09-17 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcollinknight.livejournal.com
I know I say this constantly and you probably love them a great deal yourself, but I LOVE YOUR FAMILY and your father's SA escapades. Of course he did, of course.

As per the Hitchcock question, there would be: pie and boys being clueless,

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