soc_puppet: Dreamsheep as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time (Default)
Me last night: Okay, I need to be up extra early tomorrow because the weather is being obnoxious again and I am overly cautious, so tonight I am actually going to turn out the light at a reasonable hour.

Bedtime: *approaches*

Me: *manages to get the light out shortly after 8pm*
Me: UGH I am so tired, but I made it! I managed it! Hooray!

Brain: Hey.

Me: ...yes?

Brain: You need something to think about while you're falling asleep, right?

Me: ...that is our usual arrangement, yes.

Brain: Cool! *ahem*
Brain: "Facilitators: An exploration of the cultural history and knowledge of Betas and their role in triggering heat and rut cycles"

Me: ...what

Brain: "Contrary to centuries of popular belief, Omega heats and Alpha ruts are neither wholly random, nor entirely cyclical; instead, they are frequently triggered by exposure to Beta pheromones. In this essay I will--"

Me: What

Brain: Oh man, it would be super cool, right? Like, there have been studies done, and when segregated in to groups of only Alphas and Omegas with no Betas, their ruts and heats do turn cyclical but only occur, like, twice a year, whereas in a group mixed with Betas they seem like they happen randomly but are actually triggered whenever A's and O's spend a significant amount of time around a B who finds them sexually attractive (more details to follow).

Brain: And obviously different cultures figured this out at different rates, but the ancient Greeks and Romans were kinda shitheads about stuff, and Europe mostly adopted their ideas during the Renaissance, and then European colonialism, so.

Brain: Oooo, and then we can talk about the interplay of gender and sexuality in a society with six primary sexes! (Also intersex people, because we are absolutely not going to forget them. They will henceforth be known as Deltas, because yes.) And the dynamics of being trans and dysphoria are completely different, though I'm going to point-blank decide that hormone therapy in this universe is very effective and super easy to acquire and take, and also pretty well accepted in most places, because the genders are a lot more mixed and better acknowledged than they are here.

Brain: Also there are absolutely ace and aro folks whose identities are influenced by heats and ruts. Like, there are people who feel no sexual and/or romantic attraction at all, except when in heat/rut (or spending a partner's heat/run with them), and vice-versa, as well as all the variations we know in our world, including never experiencing sexual and/or romantic attraction.

Brain: ...Are you taking notes? Because this is important.

Me: *whimpers* I just want to sleep!


(My brain didn't actually get into this much detail until the drive home today, but it was still a helluva thought train to be hit by on the way to catch some Z's.)
soc_puppet: Words "Creative Process" in purple (Creative Process)
Brain: Hey. Him and Me and You and Her is at 491 kudos. We might hit 500 by the end of the week. Heck, we might hit it by the end of tomorrow.

Me: Hmm. I still wanna do something to celebrate if I hit that, but taking prompts is not looking great. I have no idea how to advertise that I'm doing that, since I'm mostly keeping my fandom stuff on DW, or how many people would be willing to respond over here even if I did. Maybe I could post something new, include it in the end notes?

Brain: That thing you wrote based on that one post by [ profile] thescuttlebugg is finished.

Me: Yeah, but I'm not happy with it. And it's going to take a lot of work before I am happy with it, even if it is readable as it is.
Me: As for my other WIPs, I'm not posting any of Metamour or Less to AO3 until it's complete, the animal transformation fic is still only in outline stages and will take a good while to finish, and anything else I've thought about is just. Not getting anywhere any time soon.

Brain: How about a trope, then.

Me: Hmm. Maybe. What've you got?

Brain: There was only one bed?

Me: I mean, I could, but I'm not getting anything for it.

Brain: Well, how about one we haven't seen in a while: a good, old-fashioned Blanket Scenario.

Me: ...You have my attention.

Brain: Great! Here's a brief outline for one from Adrien's POV.

Me: Mnnn. Not that I don't like it, but I feel like I've been writing a lot of Adrien POV recently, and kinda want to do a bit more Marinette - or even someone else.

Brain: Okay, we can do that. *tweaks a few details* How's this?

Me: I mean, I like it, but we both know how seriously Marinette takes the whole identity thing. I'm sure she'd try to come up with some way to avoid finding out to the best of her abilities, and while we can do that, it's also slightly less fun.

Brain: Well. What if there's spooning? She'd have to be the big spoon, too, for most effective warming-up.
Brain: And while this would keep her from learning the identity of pretty much anyone else you can think of...

Me: Okay, I'm tentatively in. I'll start looking up stuff tomorrow.
Me: Right now, though, more sleep.
soc_puppet: Words "Creative Process" in purple (Creative Process)
Me: Crap, I need a villain to target MC's BFF for this fic. What am I going to make him?

Brain: How about
Brain: A Nice Guy themed villain 8D
Brain: You could call him Fiendzone
Brain: And the evil thing controlling him could be in his fedora 8D 8D 8D

Me: ...I hate and love you in equal measure, and I'm doing it.

Con idea

Jul. 9th, 2016 04:02 pm
soc_puppet: [Homestuck] God tier "Mind" themed Dreamsheep (Sheep of Mind)
Just had the best idea for the con!

So, our con's mother organization has a game library to share between the various conventions, right? And it has various board games and tabletop games and card games and so forth that attendees can "check out" with some collateral or something (I need to review this a bit).

And we also have the Quiet Room running, which is a great place to unwind for a bit when you're over-stimulated.

And I thought, hey! Wouldn't it be great to have some stim toys in the Quiet Room? Except the Quiet Room is, by necessity, quiet, and a lot of the stim toys I'm aware of make subtle but definite noises. (Zipper noises, clicking, clinking, etc.) (Though if I can find some silent ones, all the better! I know there are some weight things that could work, but something to keep your hands busy; hmm...)

HOWEVER. From what I'm aware, things are usually relatively quiet and/or uncrowded in the Tabletop Gaming Room, but no one needs it really silent. (I will definitely be double-checking this, of course.) If I talked with the head of Tabletop Gaming, I might be able to arrange to set up a Stim Toy Library in there, so people who need something to stim with but don't necessarily have anything with them for whatever reason can go there and check something out for a while.

I seriously think this could work out, and pretty well. It needs more thought, but I just came up with it this morning, so it hasn't been incubating long. There is definitely potential here.
soc_puppet: Words "Creative Process" in purple (Creative Process)
More of what happens in my brain when I'm alone at work all day. Possible bonus for deciding to listen to classical music instead of my longtime playlist. (Stimulates my brain, but largely without the distraction of words I can understand and will sing along with.)

Cut for mention of various creepy-crawlies )
soc_puppet: Words "Creative Process" in purple (Creative Process)
These are plot bunnies I'm not going to get to immediately but still want to talk about because otherwise they will keep hopping around my brain and misery is better with company. They're mostly Teen Wolf these days, because what even is my life, but there's a few other fandoms as well.

Yarncraft fics )

Various Homestuck Fics )

Various Teen Wolf fics )

And that's all I have at the moment, which is way more than enough, really. Well, all the fanfiction plunnies I have, at any rate.


Jul. 8th, 2008 03:39 pm
soc_puppet: Dreamsheep as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time (I suck at crafts)
Finally got around to demolishing that discarded copy of Twilight and turning it into art. By now I've got the hands of Mary-Sue completed, plus the book she'll be reading, in addition to the head, but the head is all I've got a picture of at the moment.

Mary-Sue seen here )

Other things I am planning/hoping to make in the near future:
- Plush kodamas, with heads that really spin and rattle! (I have not yet figured out a way to make them jerk/click into place as they do in the movie, but hey! Spinning and rattling!)
- Yarn-and-pipecleaner pompon soot sprites, with googley eyes
- More anime/recycled manga purses; I'm planning on making at least a few with old Pokémon cards, too :3
- Wall-E and Eve earrings ♥ They'd have to be tiny, but they'd probably be worth it. Socute!

AAaaand that's all I can think of right now. Pictures of things forthcoming as I make them.
soc_puppet: Dreamsheep as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time (Excellent)
We're supposed to write a one-page essay on a modern child's hero for Culture and Technology, as inspired by Thomas De Zengotita's Mediated. Except I really hate the book, as every time I read it I feel like the author is trying to force-feed me bullshit, complete with spoon and nose-pinching. (I, in turn, spit it back in his face. Gimme back my strained carrots!) So instead, have an essay on why Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens is -not- actually my hero, and was never really my hero in the first place!

The Death of a Never Hero )

...I think that may have come off more sourly than I intended it to. Oh, well! Gotta have fun with classwork sometimes, yanno?

I am totally blaming my mood on hormones when I feel better. I swear.
soc_puppet: Dreamsheep as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time (Glick for Pope)
Have I mentioned that I am a terrible person lately? Because I am.

With that out of the way, I hope everyone in the US knows that tonight is caucus night in Iowa, my state of residence! Which means I won't be on tonight, as I'll be at a local elementary school, participating in the democratic process! (Related note, I need to review my ancient Greek government philosophies/concepts, orz.)

That being the case (and me still being "undecided" at the moment as I've not gone and done my research yet, uh oops? (@#$%#$E!!! phone calls >:E)), and with The Daily Show not providing Indecision 2008 for the time being (I side with the writers but still want this to be over already), I have decided to do a photo manip.

I also fully blame Anime Club, because that's where the idea got lodged in my brain.

Cut for GetBackers character campaign sign manip - click it anyway )

And now, I'm off to play a Candidate Match game.


Aug. 21st, 2007 08:16 pm
soc_puppet: Dreamsheep as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time (CLAMP -is- the Good Crack)
And also a little bit of whining, but that'll be over with after just another sentence or two. First day of classes at CR campus, which is large and confusing, and I think I like the IC campus better; also, the IC campus comp labs have not yet changed their schedule to read "8:00 AM to 10:00 PM", leading me to believe that the 8:00-8:00 thing is somewhat more permanent than I at first thought and would like. So, boof. Whining over, yay!

B♀y Band arts )

Time Traveling Thing )

And I end it there. Want to update before my time completely runs out anyway. Note to self: make artsy icon.

Edit: *tags the hell out of the entry* Ell oh ell.

Edit 2: Holy figs and pudding, there's a lite version of Morton's List! And it's freeeeeee.... o_o *...downloads* Someone buy me the complete book, or even the box set or something! Maybe for my birthday?
soc_puppet: Dreamsheep as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time (CLAMP -is- the Good Crack)
Hooray, finally finished the CLAMP hurts Lyzz manip!

It can be found under here in both .jpg and .png formats )

On a completely different note, Lyzz, there is a post that is relevant to your interests up on [ profile] pornandkittens.
soc_puppet: Dreamsheep as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time (CFUD doesn't like me ;_;)
Yeah, so, uh, CFUD related post here, just a heads up to non-fans. Also, don't be too surprised if a lot of my posts over the next few days tend to focus on either cleaning or CFUD, since that's where my mind is likely to be for a while, given the circumstances.

Info and Srs Poll under this cut )

Edit: Aaaand, posted (locked) about it. I'm not sure if negative comments or a ringing silence would be better. ...Also, it might've been a better idea to make that post when the computer lab isn't about to close in ten minutes.
soc_puppet: Dreamsheep as Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time (I just lurk here)
Yeah, so, there's this thing I've been thinking about recently. I thought about it some, and then I thought about it some more, and that thing has to do with lurking. Yes, lurking. I'm pretty sure most of us do it. It's pretty common on LJ from what I'm aware. Heck, there are at least half a dozen places I currently lurk.

We have good reasons for it. We're shy, we don't interact well with people, we just wanted to check this person out then stayed too long and don't want to seem like a stalker now, we're comfortable with not directly interacting with the people at the places we lurk. Let's face it, we creep around places and get to look at art or read fics and we don't have to do anything to get 'em; it's good to be a lurker most of the time.

But... Sometimes it's a little lonely, too. Sometimes I, at least, want to say to some of my favorite authors, "Hello! I'm here! I like your work and please don't hate me or think I'm a stalker or something!" Just to come out of hiding and participate a little. To feel comfortable enough with myself to finally speak up on something. To be acknowledged and accepted as a fan and a reader. I really want that.

So I thought, well, why not spend a day celebrating lurkers? I can spend the day coming out of hiding and saying what I've always wanted. It could be just like Library Forgiveness Day (which we don't have here, more's the pity ;_; ) And then I thought, well, that's nice, but it doesn't do anything for those who would rather stay lurkers. I respect that. I respect that a lot. So I thought to myself, I know! On that day, I could post a gift of some sort just for the lurkers here (few though I'm certain you are) ^_^ And that way I could celebrate all of my favorite aspects of lurking--delurking and continuing to lurk! And I would call it: Lurker Day! And it would probably be sometime in May or possibly April, because there's too much going on in Febuary and March and January's half over already (though my opinion may yet be swayed).

Then I spent entirely too much time worrying that it might be a really stupid idea and that no one would ever accept it on LJ. So I decided, to heck with all of that! I'm celebrating Lurker Day on my LJ regardless of whether the rest of the world does or not! And anyone else who wants to celebrate is more than welcome to do so!

...Of course, it's entirely possible that there's already a day like this and I just haven't heard about it, but if that's the case, I figure I'll find out eventually and I can celebrate it then or something.

And that's my possibly stupid idea that I'm rather fond of. Opinions? Date suggestions? Anything?

Edit: Lurker Day is a go! It's currently set for March 2nd, unless someone can convince me otherwise. (I have yet to decide whether it will be a set date (i.e., March 2nd every year) or a set day (i.e., first Thursday of March every year). I have yet to decide a lot, actually, but the first one this year will be on March 2nd.)

Edit 2: As of August 20, 2006, I've made Lurker Day biannual/semiannual/happening twice a year, to fall on the second of March and September. (Still somewhat debating duration of the holiday, especially when it falls on weekends.)

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