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[info]ingrid

Amazons Unite!


[info]ingrid
I usually have no trouble with my Amazon orders arriving intact but one was 'delivered' late last night, as in just the ripped open envelope was thrown on my bottom stairs -- WITH NO EXPENSIVE CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS GIFT COOKIES INSIDE.

Like Sherlock Holmes, I could see where the thief tore open a small corner, could hear their gasp of "PROFIT!", as they took out their envelope breaching weapon of choice before criminally absconding the cookies within.

The Sproglet discovered the crime scene while bringing out the trash, then handed the empty yellow envelope to me with a confused look and it wasn't long before the entire family dissolved into a fit of righteous outrage.

I mean, having the balls to see if my property was actually good enough for you to steal before you took it? Seriously?

And then STEALING MY CHOCOLATE COOKIES? Which, to be totally honest, I wasn't going to give to anyone because I was drunk!Amazoning the night before and thought I wanted some awesome cookies to eat and these looked pretty good, but still.

Amazon very quickly refunded me. (Protip, if you want to get a human being on the Amazon phone system in two seconds, yell "stolen package!" into the recording. It's the magic words.) A nice lady in India also gave me some sympathy which was above and beyond the call of duty as I did rant profusely about the situation, but all she could do was chargeback the credit card. So now I have my money and no cookies.

It's probably better this way.

Except for when that jackass comes back. Because I'm using that money for a Ring security system which I bought tonight.

Try that again, dumb cookie-stealing cockbag.

~*~

Janet Jackson is being installed in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame this year.

Janket Jackson should be in every Hall of Fame ever for creating "Rhythm Nation 1814", period. This is a hill I will die on and can hear no arguments to the contrary. Janet rocks quite hard enough, thank you.

Don't make me slap a punk with Sister Rosetta Tharpe's guitar please.

~*~

Not sure that I mentioned my old ginger cat passed on a year ago and I foster-failed with two kittens I was fostering. They are nowhere near as mellow as the senior cats I've always adopted

I wanted to keep their mother but the kid on the house saw a pair of kittens and that was the end of that. They are a real pair of idiots, these two brothers and today when I hung a cat toy 'mistletoe' for them to play with, they took turns biting each other underneath it.

Biting each other hard. Until there was rolling and howling and hissing and they got a time out.

They are honestly worse than any child I've raised/helped raise. I'm not looking forward to the tree this year, that's all I can say.

[info]ingrid

[info]ingrid

The Fannish Refugee Trail


[info]ingrid
A snarky nonnie on [community profile] fail_fandomanon referred to Pillowfort as "Dumblr".

Yep. I lol'd.

I set up an account there, but I honestly can't use the site. It's far too unstable, as are the rules. When it settles down, we'll see. Their timing for imploding like this is impeccable though, as in impeccably bad.

But this isn't my first rodeo on the fannish refugee trail. Even if I never did use Tumblr that much.

~*~

I'm also in Twitter here: https://twitter.com/IngridMatthews the place where all my drunken shit-posting goes to die.

Now to go fill some [community profile] fandom_stockings if it kills me. Which, at this late period of life, it probably will. (</i>"They're gifts!" I chant. "You won't be judged that hard. THEY'RE GIFTS, DAMN YOU WRITING BLOCK."</i>

[info]ingrid

[info]ingrid

Also Comes In Sober


[info]ingrid
Drunken shit-posting on Twitter is more fun than I thought, especially when I dig up stuff like this to show off.




The only Etheria princess for me, I say.

~*~

Hey, some [community profile] fandom_stocking stockings are up. I already see some promising stuffs. Now to figure out where the Ao3 collection might be or if there is one. I'm not good at reading entire FAQs at once, which is why I have no idea.

Actually, I usually don't read them until it's too late but we won't talk about that.

~*~

BTW, I'm here on Pillowfort. I'm the one with the swirling circle and nothing else.

https://www.pillowfort.io/ingridmatthews

I don't want to be a Debbie Downer but I have a bad feeling about this place and the poor folks who run it. I don't think they have any idea what they are potentially in for as this long, contentious but ultimately informative thread on [community profile] fail_fandomanon reveals.

But, stranger sites have triumphed over adversity in the past, so who knows?

[info]paraka

[info]paraka

Personal Update: Health Edition


[info]paraka
So, I'm one of those people who doesn't really have a TMI gauge and overshares as a result. The state of my health has also become such a long running ~thing~ that I casually talk about all the time that I'm sure there are a lot of people who know something's wrong with me but are too polite to ask for the details. So, if you've ever wondered what the heck is going on with me or this is the first you're hearing about it and are interested, here are the details. )Anyway, that's what's up with my head, why I wear sunglasses all the time, and why I have headaches in weird places like my cheekbones.

[info]ingrid

[info]ingrid

Pillowfort Tips


[info]ingrid
REALLY important Pillowfort tips in this post:

https://skull-bearer.livejournal.com/789692.html

"Hiding NSFW posts is default. Go to Filters & Blacklist to change it.

Your posts not showing up on your feed is default. Go to Filters & Blacklist to change it.

The search function on the Community page doesn’t work well yet. Just type, do not hit enter.

Put some effort into finding an existing community before you create one. I’m already seeing a lot of unnecessary duplicates and those will do nothing but hurt the site at the moment.

Using the Search function for tags works well, but using it to search for communities and users currently does not.

#1 is key. When you first log in and subscribe to a few friends and communities, your Home Feed will be blank until you turn off NSFW. Most seem to be set to NSFW."


I'm going to be honest, the current sluggishness and instability of the site does not give me a lot of confidence that I'll be using it, even though it's a few miles better than Tumblr (threaded replies!) I'm not heartened when I go to change the two simple defaults mentioned here and the site crashes on me ... again.

That being said, I'm known for my relative patience. Relatively .

[info]ingrid

[info]ingrid

The Things I Forget to Remember


[info]ingrid
I know I've been off the grid, but good gravy, how did I forget to talk about the awesome ...


Miss Sherlock

It's amazing and gets super amazing at the end of the season where even this, the prickliest of Sherlocks, Sara "Sherlock" Shelly Futaba, love their Watson, Dr. Wato Tachibana, more than life, literally.

I only wish I had an easier streaming access link but I had to cobble together each from here and there, although maybe HBO Now has it? Not sure.

Has anyone else seen this yet?

~*~

Scorpia/Catra eating my brain, like two good Horde ladies should. Also, Mermista actually loving crazy-ass Sea Hawk but pretending to be annoyed by him is the joke, folks. She could fling him out to sea with a flick of her finger but ... doesn't.

~*~

Christmas crochet is failing this year. Today would be a good day to at least finish one scarf. Maybe?

HELP ME CRAFT GODS, MAKE MY FINGERS FLY. OR AT LEAST MOVE.

[info]paraka

[info]paraka

*awkardly posts something other than an ITPE letter*


[info]paraka
So, it's been a while since I've used my journal to post anything other than ITPE letters or podfic announcement (and I even stopped crossposting those here in 2015). I've seen people talk about using Dreamwidth more since the tumblr ban on NSFW content was announced and while I'm not very convinced people will stay here, I have seen more activity and a few people friending me, so I thought I'd post to at least acknowledge that?

As someone who hasn't really used tumblr in years I'm not personally feeling the pain of the new announcement. In fact, I've kind of eagerly been looking forward to the next fannish platform, hoping I'd like it more than tumblr (and praying to anything that will listen that it will have some form of moderation controls, which tumblr sorely lacks). Unfortunately even with the tumblr news, with nothing standing by ready to take over as the new fandom home, I have a feeling this is going to be an LJ-like end where fandom slowly splinters in a bunch of directions for years before people settle in a couple different places, one of which will be the most successful at gathering new fans.

Anyway like I said: I'm skeptical that fandom will settle back on Dreamwidth, but while things are a little more hopping around here (though I know there have been people faithfully using it this whole time, I have been keeping track somewhat) I might use it as an excuse to write out some posts I've been thinking about that don't really work on twitter, which is where I live most often these days.

I'm making a bit more of an effort to leave comments too, so surprise, I guess, if I'm suddenly talking to your here (again?).

[info]ingrid

[info]ingrid

Inspiration


[info]ingrid
Dear Cat,

Biting the soft underside of my arm, which hurts like nothing has hurt before, does not inspire me to pet you more.

Just saying.

~*~

Going to see a local band later today, but only after learning they go on a 4pm, which is Old Lady Rock and Roll time! My days of staying up all night with the band are long gone.

Also, I'm guaranteed a seat. For my bad back.

Don't laugh. I didn't think it would happen to me either.

That being said ... LET'S ROCK! *makes secret devil sign*

~*~

If anyone has any She-Ra, Scorpia recs, hand them over. Gen or otherwise, I'm into anything.

[info]blktauna

[info]blktauna

[No Subject]


[info]blktauna
I'm not sure why I started watching Primeval again last night but its pretty much exactly what I recalled. Only Nick is cuter. And that Connor is even more irritating.

I was also sad to see the The ARC gone as I didn't back the work there up anywhere that I can find now... I mean I know i did, just... where >.

[info]ingrid

[info]ingrid

Lex Luthor and the Princess of Gay-Ra


[info]ingrid
Just remembered that I'm also on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/IngridMatthews

While on there, I discovered how adorable Michael Rosenbaum still is (https://twitter.com/michaelrosenbum). No really, he's just so cute. Is that Smallville nostalgia hitting me? God, I hope not, lol.

Recommending once again, She-Ra and The Princesses of Power. Highly entertaining, surprising depth and a nearly all-female cast. Give it a shot, you won't regret it.

Here on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80179762

There's a Scorpia prompt I wouldn't mind writing on [community profile] thehonorofgrayskull but it's under another writer's offers, so ... I'm hoping they might put up a promptfic post instead of having writers offer and people ask underneath. That way I wouldn't feel as though I'm trespassing. But it's all good, I might butt in anyway if they don't take it up.

And hey, [community profile] fandom_stocking, where is muh stockings to fill? I hear people go through the requests and start filling already but I'm not proactive and organized enough for that. Come on, I wanna write! Slap those babies up there, please.

[info]turelietelconta

[info]turelietelconta

Tatort Stuttgart FF: Heizungsausfall


[info]turelietelconta
Titel: Heizungsausfall
Beta: thots-tochter
Fandom: Tatort Stuttgart
Charaktere: Sebastian Bootz, Thorsten Lanner
Pairing: Thorsten Lannert/Sebastian Bootz
Kategorie: Slash, Fluff
Rating: PG
Warnung: None
Spoiler: None
Prompts: Adventskalender: Heizungsausfall, de_bingo: Im Schlaf sprechen
Sprache: deutsch
Disclaimer: Mir gehört nichts, außer der Fehler.

Read more... )

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[info]psyfic

[info]psyfic

thus begins the long return


[info]psyfic
First post, just a:
- quick howdy to all who still follow me,
- a quick we're both doing fairly well but aren't anywhere near where we'd like to be in getting things sorted in our lives atm (but who is?)
and a quick note to say I'll be seeing you all here a bit more as Tumblr may boot me out and I need a soft place to land. *oof*

That said, I bring you some female-presenting nipples (Tumblr's ridiculous example of what they think is wrong about posts which means they either missed the alt-right Nazi posts starting to proliferate the last couple years or they like them but whatevs)

under the cut )

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[info]ingrid

She-Ra Community


[info]ingrid
Binge watched She-Ra today, decided that Scorpia is my fave.

Joined [community profile] thehonorofgrayskull because that's the fun thing to do. And I do like me some princesses!
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[info]calime

[info]calime

Fandom migration meta


[info]calime
A great post outlining the history of previous fandom purge ON LJ and talking about where could/should/would fandom go next, what we'd want to build and what might be the pitfalls : https://greywash.dreamwidth.org/46038.html

ETA: another good linky post for people coming in or returning from Tumblr https://mdlbear.dreamwidth.org/1649182.html

(I dunno if I'm going to get back to posting very regularly, and I'm always been more of a lurker, but though I liked the ease of seeing pretty visuals on Tumblr, I always missed the threaded comments and meta discussion possibilities that DW has, so it's kinda good to be ... driven back, especially with DW becomine a bit livelier again).

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