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Mental Health filter

I'm pondering setting up a Mental Health filter as I have a need to blather on about my latest meanderings in the field of my mental health (or lack thereof).

I am not doing this out of a need or cry for attention. I want to journal this stuff because I journal most stuff that I need to get out of my head, but I don't want to subject everyone to it if they don't want to be subjected to it...

There is no compulsion on you to read or comment on whatever I put in this filter.

Please comment (comments are screened) if you're interested in what I'll be putting there. I won't judge anyone if they don't want to be in the filter.

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Writing round up

If you're at my journal looking for my writing, here's a post to keep it all indexed. Hopefully you'll find it useful.

Battlestar Galactica


Fic 1000 words or over



Alone in the Dark: Kara/Lee implied. From a prompt by scifishipper at leeadama_daily (prompt list here). Make a compelling case for Lee to become Fat!Lee. PG-13.

Hearing Without Listening: Lee. This conversation was not going as Lee had imagined it would. PG-13.

Intervention: Kara/Lee (Implied). Lee gets the help he needs after his spacewalk. Slightly AU end for Resurrection Ship Part II. Spoilers up to and including Resurrection Ship Part II. PG-13.

Just Listen: Kara/Lee. Conversations overheard. Written for the summer fic exchange at pilots_presents. This is how it felt genuine to me. Spoilers through to Unfinished Business. PG-13.

Lee and Julia: Kara/Lee implied. Originally written over at no_takebacks here. The aim was to write a conversation pertaining to the Lee/Kara relationship between Lee or Kara and a character they had very little or no contact with. I chose Julia Brynne (mother of Kacey) and Lee. G.

Sorrows Woven with Delights: Kara/Lee. After the end of the worlds, Kara takes some time to paint and reflect. Written for the summer fic exchange at pilots_presents. PG-13.

Ficlets



Under Kara's Viper: Kara/Lee. Written for a game of clue over at no_takebacks here. G

Demetrius: Kara/Lee. Written for a game of clue over at no_takebacks here. G.

Their Own Kind of Music: Kara/Lee. Written from a prompt "'Resurrection ship, military corner folds, she's got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin, and if I bring a little music I can fit right in'" over at no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Fill in the blanks #1: Kara/Lee. 'The ground was wet with ______ as Kara and Lee stepped quietly through the door. They heard ______ sounds in the background and the jarring vibrations of ______, slowly growing closer...' originally posted here. PG-13.

A kiss: Kara/Lee. 'Go forth and write me a kiss.' Originally posted here. G.

Mother's Day: Kara/Lee. Self explanatory. Originally posted here. G.

Communique: Lee. How an Academy Instructor views Lee. (G).

Bookends - or, two times they didn't kiss, and one time they did: Kara/Lee. Warning for slight pain, minor sexytimes and angst (R)

Lee's Predicament: Kara/Lee. Innuendo. (R)

Drabbles



Lost: Lee. How Lee views himself. PG-13.

Ragnar Anchorage: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. G.

Ceremony: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. G.

They Better Start Having Babies: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Gift Shop: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. G.

Colonial One: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. NC-17.

What If It Had Been Zak?: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Nuked Planet: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. G.

Frak Space: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. NC-17.

I Believe You: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. G.

Too Frakking Late: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at no_takebacks here. G.

Fill in the blanks #2: Kara/Lee. 'There are only six ______ left in the twelve worlds and ______'s not going to waste them. ______ tucks them into the locker and leaves the room with a _____. ______ is going to ______ tonight. ' Originally posted here. G.

Smouldering: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.

Medal: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.

Hands: Kara/Lee. Extremely fluffy. Originally posted here. G.

Wing: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.


Chalet School



The Letter That Never Arrived: From Lydia to Joey. PG-13

The Ghosts of Ages Past: Inspired by the University of Kent Christmas service held at the Cathedral. G.

Demons: Len finally snaps. This fic contains distressing themes. Caution is advised. R

A Jo Lived in Freudesheim: To the tune of "A Windmill in Old Amsterdam". G.

The Cruel Tiernjoch: Based on a "what if" for an event from The School at the Chalet. PG-13.

The Consultation: Eyes that had never yet needed glasses. G.

A Chalet School Bonfire: Everyone loses patience with Jo. PG-13.

St Catherine's House: The next logical step. G.

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On using fraud law for benefit "cheats".

A few things on today's news that the DPP is planning on using fraud law against "benefit cheats".


  1. Interesting timing given that legal aid is being dramatically scaled back. Does this mean that people falsely charged will find it harder to gain adequate representation?

  2. Anyone who is convicted will find it harder to get a job in future, thus potentially keeping them on benefits for much longer.

  3. According to the DWP themselves, in 2011/2012 overpayments due to fraud accounted for 0.7% of all claims. In the same financial year, DWP error accounted for 0.5% of of claims, and claimant error for 0.8%. This means that it's much more likely that any overpayment is due to error than genuine fraud. Has the DPP explained what safeguards will be in place to ensure that people who are being overpaid due to error (their own or that of DWP) are not facing 10 year sentences for "fraud"?

  4. What safeguards will be in place to ensure that disabled people, who face significant barriers in communication with the DWP/HMRC, will not be unfairly penalised by this change in policy from the DPP? This is a serious problem already for those who are most likely to need to claim benefits, and being prosecuted with a potential 10 year sentence is likely to cause those who can least cope significant distress.

  5. The cost of keeping someone in prison is £65,000 for the first year, and £40,000 for every year after that. It's possible that it could cost the taxpayer more to keep someone in prison after this change than finding another way to punish genuine cheats.
    • Prison isn't supposed to be about punishment anyway. The Ministry of Justice state that "Her Majesty's Prison Service serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts. Our duty is to look after them with humanity and help them lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release." (Emphasis mine)

  6. I've been reminded by @bencc about the UK Parliament expenses scandal where expenses were abused (and many would say were claimed fraudulently in many cases). Only a few were ever prosecuted and those that were, were charged with "False Accounting", not fraud. Similarly, charges resulting from the financial collapse of 2007/8 have been nearly non-existant. The decision by the DPP today shows that there is one rule for those in power and with money, and another for those who are below the breadline.



I suspect that very few (if any) of these points have been considered by either the government, or the DPP. What seems clear from both the policy and its timing is that this is a purely political decision, made to continue the demonisation of those who are in receipt of benefits.

ETA: This tweet shows another side of this decision (Universal Credit), which I had not considered.
I've written to my MP about the Health and Social Care Bill that's currently wending its way through parliament. I do not hold out high hopes that he will vote against it, as he's a Conservative MP who tends to vote with the whip, but I'm hoping he'll take notice. I've tried to be respectful and outline clearly and concisely why I disagree with the bill. At least he can't ignore me because I was rude or using a form letter.

If you're in the UK and disagree with the H&SC bill, which will lead to greater private involvement in the NHS and could possibly lead to the end of the NHS, then please please please take the time to let your MP know how you feel about it using Write to Them. If you need to (lack of spoons/whatever) then please feel free to adapt my letter to your own views.

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Dear Mr Brazier,

As a constituent, I would like to express my concern about the Health and Social Care bill currently moving through Parliament, and respectfully ask that you vote against it. If you do not feel that you can do this, I would very much appreciate it if you would please delay voting for it until after the Risk Register has been released and all the information available about the possible consequences of the Health and Social Care bill is available. I would also appreciate it if you would put pressure on the Government to release the Risk Register, in accordance with the recent ruling by the Information Commissioner, which was upheld on appeal. Unless this available for everyone to view before the legislation is passed I will not be reassured that all possible information was available for a properly informed choice to be made before the bill is passed into law.

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Random google result.

Had a random moment the other day when I was googling mum's name and came across this news story published a year and a half after she died, using a photo she took and put on flickr under creative commons as the story picture.

Bus Posse
This one.


I think that's unbelievably cool. It made me both smile, and be a little bit sad.

Thanks to those who helped me find the pic on flickr after I got sad enough that I could no longer look.

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So, uh. Hello again.

Um. Hi. *waves*

So I've been gone a while and feel I owe you an explanation. Here it is.

Most of you know I've been struggling for the past year with a flare up /relapse of my depression and anxiety. In October, in an effort to help fix me, my gp had me change my meds. In order to start new ones I had to go off the old ones and that messed me up. My flare up got worse and, as usually happens when I'm fucked up mentally I found it difficult to connect with, well, anything - books, TV, writing and especially people.

Because I find connecting so spoons depleting, I tend to cut it down to a minimum, talking to only 2 or 3 people on a regular basis because that's all I can cope with.

Things are a bit better. I'm finding connecting a bit less hard. It's not exactly easy yet, but this post is me trying.

I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I'm sorry I've ignored communications from those who have tried to raise me. To use the old cliche, it's not you, it's me. I just couldn't (and still can rarely) put my self together enough to properly communicate with more than a very few. I'm going to try harder from now and I'm incredibly sorry if I've upset any of you. I never intended to.

Please don't feel you have to reply to this. It's not a cry for help or pity. It's just me attempting to explain why I've been such a flake in the last four months.

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Dreams. Wtf, brain?

I had a couple of really fucked up dreams last night that left me feeling frightened and wtf-ing when I first woke up. Not the faintest idea what my brain was on.

In the first dream I was trying to escape from The Silents, but they kept chasing me. Then, just when I thought I'd got away they were there in front of me. It was at that moment that Ben's alarm went off and I woke up enough for the dream to stop, only for a new one to start.

This second dream was so stupid I could barely believe it.

I dreamed I was a commando in WWII, sent as part of a huge team on a secret mission to bring down Nazi HQ in France. I was in charge of jamming the communications of the Germans by taking over their communications post and then running it until the rest of the commandos had finished their mission.

The problem is that I couldn't speak French or German (nice to see that my unconscious is true to me like that), so I messed it up. A French guy came over to me and started to talk and I said "Je ne comprends pas" (which is pretty much the only French I know), when he switched to German and I was sunk, because I don't even know how to say "I don't understand" in German, so then he calls in some friends who start to try and question me, and I keep my mouth shut and say nothing, lest I give myself away. That's when I realise I'm still wearing my British uniform, with "Commando" as a shoulder patch on one arm, so I start standing next to a pillar so the enemy can't tell I'm a British commando from the shoulder patch because it's next to the pillar. Because apparently in my brain these people are too unobservant to notice the British uniform and only the shoulder patch would give me away.

I woke up just as the other guys in the room started shouting "Englisch".

Stupid brain.

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BSG ficlet: Lee's Predicament

Inspired by something scifishipper said on twitter last night.

I'm going to give this an R rating to be sure, though I'm not sure it quite warrants it...

How does something small get to be so big?Collapse )

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BSG gifts for kl_shipper1 and rachelindeed

A gift for kl_shipper1, through the no_takebacks wishing post.

Five icons from the hose scene in Colonial Day (1-5), one from Eye of Jupiter (6), one from Final Cut (7), two from "33" (8 & 10) and one from the Miniseries (9).

These are for kl_shipper1, so please don't steal, unless you have permission from her.

Total Icon Count: 10



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A gift for rachelindeed, also through the no_takebacks wishing post.

For her, I read and recorded her fic No Remedy. The recording is here for now.

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"Getting to know you" meme.

Via scifishipper and embolalia

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.


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BSG Drabbles and ficlets

Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of my wedding to Ben. In honour of that momentous occasion, I give you a picspam of wedding pictures.

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Ben's cousin got married yesterday, so we attended the wedding. It was at a posh hotel, so we spent a couple of nights there as an anniversary gift to ourselves. It was very pleasant, though it was really nice to come home. Sometimes I think that's the best reason to go away - so you can be grateful to come home.

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The wedding we attended yesterday was lovely. The hotel staff were amazing and very helpful, and it was nice to see Ben's family. My sister-in-law was particularly lovely. When I couldn't eat the pudding that was served at dinner cos it had almonds in it, I wasn't going to say anything but she did and got me ice cream instead :) She also made a song request towards the end of the reception - Annie's Song by John Denver, which was the song Ben and I had our first dance to at our our wedding so I got a dance with Ben after all. It was lovely, felt for me very much like time had stopped and I was floating on air. A beautiful end to a gorgeous day.

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BSG fic: Intervention

Title: Intervention
Author: [personal profile] lizziec
Beta: Huge thanks to scifishipper, who was a brilliant beta with excellent character insights.
Rating: PG-13 (theme of depression)
Pairing: Implied Lee/Kara
Genre: Hurt/Comfort/Angst
Summary: Lee gets the help he needs after his spacewalk. Slightly AU end for Resurrection Ship Part II. Spoilers up to and including Resurrection Ship Part II.

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Appeal for a bsg beta

I got attacked by a Lee-centric plot-bunny a couple of days ago and have written about 2,500 words on it, and now I'm stuck. I'm not sure how to finish it and there are some bits that don't feel altogether in character, so I could really do with a beta - or at the very least someone to read it over and discuss it with. If one of you could help out I'd be totally grateful. I might even be persuaded to make you some icons or a short fic as payment if you so desire.

If you can't help but know where I might obtain someone willing to beta, that would also be completely awesome.

Thanks :)

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Birthday gift for Angie

It's angelicalangie's birthday today, and I've made her icons as a present. This means that while you may admire (indeed, it's positively encouraged!) you may not steal them for your own purposes - they are for her alone :)

Total Icon Count: 20

Teasers:

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Happy birthday angelicalangie!

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This post contains spoilers for Doctor Who "Let's Kill Hitler" below the cut. DO NOT CLICK IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN OR HAVE NO WISH TO BE SPOILED.

Also, caps lock partay?

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Happy Birthday little brother!

My little brother turns 24 today :O

In honour of this day I have decided to embarrass him and spam you all with lovely pictures of him growing up.

Bwhahaha.

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Happy birthday Phil!


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Chalet School fic

When mum died I was in the middle of a Work In Progress - a Chalet School fic in several parts that I'd already posted many of. While the first parts were typed up and posted, the final third of the fic was in my notebook - a couple of chapters properly written, with the remaining chapters before the end sketched out so I knew where I was heading.

That notebook was in my bag when it was stolen from next to mum's hospital bed while she was dying, and I've not touched the fic since. I can't even remember where it was going.

Anyway, I'm thinking about completing it - I dislike the messy feeling of having that work in progress hanging over me, and I'm pondering getting into it again by completely rewriting it from the beginning.

Is there anyone out there who fancies helping me with this? First of all by beta-ing what is already there and so helping with the complete rewrite and secondly by kicking my arse until I finish the damn thing?

No worries if not :)

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BSG icon waffle

I placed again in iconic_lee Round 28 (Suited Lee).

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Feeling angry

Today I have anger. I am pissed and I would very much like to yell at someone and can't.

I've been suspecting for a little while that some of our post has been going astray. I've been trying to organise a headstone for mum's grave and twice now the paperwork has gone missing in the post (incidentally the woman at the Masons sounded rather incredulous that this had happened which is one of the reasons I'm so wound up. As if I'd make it up and ask her to send out the same stuff three times. This time I've asked her to send it recorded delivery and add the charge to the amount for the headstone).

Now some of the paperwork we need to buy the house has gone missing in the post meaning that the whole process of that has been delayed and I am really fucking angry.

So I called up Royal Mail because I want to talk to someone, an actual person about this problem and my concerns about the lost post and I get a bloody phone tree that doesn't put me through to a person but to a recording that redirects me to their website and tells me to fill in a form. I'll fill it in, but I have the feeling that it will eventually come back with "not our problem".

In the meantime it's entirely possible that our post will go missing again. And who knows what already has?

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Law & Order: UK filming location

I was watching Law and Order: UK a couple of weeks ago when I suddenly shouted out in surprise, because I recognised the location they had been shooting at. I knew they filmed in and around Sutton (and no, this story isn't nearly as cool as angelicalangie's - I didn't meet anyone, or even see them filming). What I didn't know was that they had also filmed only a couple of hundred yards from the house I grew up in from the time I was 7, and also only a couple of hundred yards from the flat we lived in before that.

map

This map illustrates just how close they were. Point A is my old house (where I lived till I was 21 [2005]), Point B is where they filmed.

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I exclaimed in excitement to Phil about somewhere so close featuring and bemoaning that I wasn't around to get an autograph and got a "oh yeah, I knew they filmed there. I watched them do it!"

He didn't collect any autographs :(

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BSG icon waffle

I placed again in iconic_lee, this time in Round 27.

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My post on the Rioting

I don't have much to say that hasn't already been said. I lived in and around Croydon for the first 21 years of my life and I found seeing it get hit the way it was incredibly difficult. This is a place I'd known all my life, and the major fire that the TV crews focused on is a place that is a major Croydon landmark. It's a family run furniture store, Reeves of Croydon, who were in the same spot for 144 years and was reduced to glowing rubble in an incredibly short amount of time. It was especially soul destroying because they were amazing when I needed a bed at short notice when mum was dying.

Having said all that, where I live currently (Canterbury) was never a place that was in danger, and my brother lives sufficiently far off major thoroughfares to not be at dreadful risk either. I've also yet to be confronted with the actual results of the riot and looting in person as I've not been to Croydon since it happened, which is why angelicalangie's account of what the trouble has done to her psychologically has been really interesting and very valuable for me to read because she's had to face the things I haven't. If you're interested in the aftermath of the rioting I really think you should read what she's written, because sometimes I think it's easy to lose track of what effect the rioting has had on people across the UK, even if they're not one of the people who has been burned out, looted or beaten up.

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BSG fic: Lee and Julia

Originally written over at no_takebacks here. The aim was to write a conversation pertaining to the Lee/Kara relationship between Lee or Kara and a character they had very little or no contact with. I chose Julia Brynne (mother of Kacey) and Lee.

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BSG ficlets

Written for the game of Clue that was running over on no_takebacks here.

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Title: Sorrows Woven with Delights
Author: witherwings
Summary: After the end of the worlds, Kara takes some time to paint and reflect
Characters: Lee, Kara, Zak
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Character death, discussion of abuse
Prompt: “Before the Cylons came - Kara and Lee's lives and the way they intersect.”
Beta Thanks: callmeonetrack who provided inspiration, encouragement and did an awesome editing job making this fic much better than it would otherwise have been and angelicalangie who gave vital moral support and advice.
Author Notes: With love to lyras, I hope you enjoy it. The title comes from a quote by Francois de Malherbe – “Our days and nights have sorrows woven with delights.” Originally written for the summer fic exchange over on pilots_presents here.

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Mark Does Stuff

I've been loving Mark Does Stuff for a long time. I've been reading his stuff ever since he read The Twilight Saga which was amazing from a watching someone disintegrate in front of your very eyes point of view. Then he did Harry Potter, which was brilliant from a he's never read this before and thinks it's fucking awesome point of view.

Then he started to watch stuff as well and of the things I watch he's done Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Seriously, if you can find time to read those reviews they're brilliant, because it's incredibly exciting to see someone discovering something you love for the first time.

And now he's started watching Battlestar Galactica which is so exciting for me to read.

Anyway, this is me recommending that you read this stuff, that you add his sites to your RSS reader and that you sit back and enjoy someone discovering Battlestar Galactica for the first time. I'm loving it.

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BSG Pilots_Presents Fic: Just Listen

Title: Just Listen
Author: witherwings
Summary: Conversations overheard.
Characters: Lee and Kara, with an appearance from Dee
Rating: PG-13 I think
Warnings: None
Prompt: Eavesdropping
Beta Thanks: Thanks to the patient and helpful pressdbtwnpages who did an awesome job.
Author Notes: This was written for embolalia over on pilots_presents for their summer gift exchange. Originally posted here.

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I've been writing BSG Fic again

The week before last on no_takebacks we played Pilots Bingo - the goal was to write five 100 word drabbles in a row from the prompt card. The prompts would come from a certain season, but the fics they were based around had to be set anywhere but the season the prompt came from.

Mine are below. Two contain smut (it was a condition of a bingo), so if you don't want to read, don't click on the relevant cut.

Originally posted at miniseries bingo.

Ragnar Anchorage (G)Collapse )

Ceremony (G)Collapse )

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Gift Shop (G)Collapse )

Colonial One (NC-17)Collapse )


Originally posted at Season 4 bingo.

What if it had been Zak? (G)Collapse )

Nuked planet (G)Collapse )

Frak space (NC-17)Collapse )

I believe you (G)Collapse )

Too frakking late (G)Collapse )

A plot bunny related to the last one "Too frakking late" keeps bothering me to develop it into more of a story every time I wash up. We'll see what happens there.

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My incredibly tired brain says howdy

This is what happens when I get overtired:






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A kind of icon meme

I've got some space for some more userpics, so go forth and recommend me some that you think I might like (though when posting please say where it's from and who I should credit).

My current userpics are here so you can see what kind of stuff I like. If you CBA to click I like: animals (cartoon or real), Disney, BSG (especially Kara and/or Lee), Doctor Who, Star Trek (DS9 esp), Stargate, 80's cartoons, Wallace and Gromit, XKCD and Harry Potter. I'm open to other ideas too :)

So, go post recommendations below. I'll be really interested to see what turns up :)

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Ben and I spent part of our afternoon doing this:

Harry Potter 7 ticket

My (brief) thoughts below. Spoilers will (probably) abound, so if you don't want to risk it then don't read on...

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Finally, Ben is a great husband because he noticed when I started crying and gave me a tissue :) It was even clean! ;)

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On Monday's DPP over at no_takebacks we played at making our own Texts from Galactica (these are based on Texts from Last Night. Thanks to pressdbtwnpages for the awesome idea :D

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BSG short fic: Alone in the Dark

Title: Alone in the Dark
Author: witherwings
Beta: Many thanks to howlinchickhowl, who Beta'd this with about five minutes notice
Rating: T (theme of depression, mention of a suicide attempt)
Pairing: Mention of Lee/Dee with implied Lee/Kara
Genre: Hurt/Angst
Summary: From a prompt by scifishipper at leeadama_daily (prompt list here). Make a compelling case for Lee to become Fat!Lee. This is how it felt genuine to me. Spoilers through to Unfinished Business.

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BSG ficlet

Stolen meme

Been a while since I did a meme. Stole this one from howlinchickhowl.

1) Comment to this post and I will ask you three questions that you are not expecting to be asked (i.e. not "what's your favourite colour" or anything that you might normally be asked as a getting to know you question)

2) Answer them :)

3) If you should like, continue the crazy ice-breaking fun at your own journals.

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So this is an exciting development

Ben and I have been quietly house-hunting since the start of this year. We've been bursting out of the seams of our little rented flat for years now and despite taking on a storage locker and a garage in the last couple of years our space issues were getting silly.

Anyway, we've found somewhere we want to buy and though it's not in the location I would have picked it's a beautiful house and our third offer on the place was accepted on Tuesday!

It's very early days so still rather scary in all the things that could go wrong with housebuying, but at the moment it looks as though we have a house! I felt initally really pleased and excited - now I'm rather nervous of it all and feeling a bit out of control. And despite all of the things I won't miss about our flat (how small it is, how the carpets are crappy and stuck down with rubbish glue so they're all peeling, and magnolia walls and mould) I will miss being here because we've lived here for 6 years and it was our first place together. But wow. Big grown up thing is happening right here.

We're buying a house! :D

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BSG icon waffle :)

Squeeeeeeeee! I placed in the last iconic_lee round :D

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This is my big sister. Catherine Patricia Frances Overal.

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She was born at 25 weeks gestation - 15 weeks (nearly four months) premature in February 1982. She weighed 1lb 9.5oz and lived for less than a day, so I never knew her. Even today babies born that early have huge challenges and many still die. In 1982, despite all the care the hospital could give her, the chances were worse and she sadly died.

Because my parents weren't very well off they could never afford to get a grave marker for my big sister, and so for 29 years now it's remained unmarked. There's no visible sign that she even existed to most of the world.

Tomorrow me and my auntie are going to order the amendments to my dad's headstone to have my mum's details added and we've managed to get together the money to have my sister's grave finally marked. I called the cemetery today to double check which plot Catherine was buried in so I could give the details to the monumental mason (which btw, is an awesome job title).

It's just as well I did, because it turns out that my mum and dad (both deceased) hold the rights to my sister's grave, so we wouldn't have been able to arrange a headstone because we (surviving family) have no rights over it. It's quite frustrating.

Luckily, as Phil and I have long since sorted out probate over mum's estate transferring it should be fairly straight forward, but it's one more thing I have to do tomorrow when I'm visiting Sutton (60+ miles away). I really could have done without it.

Luckily, by the end of tomorrow a headstone for Catherine should be on order, as should the alterations to daddy's headstone.

The inscription we're going with on Catherine's will be something like
Catherine Patricia Frances Overal
03.02.1982-04.02.1982

On mum's it'll be:
Christine Anne Overal
Born: 02.04.1951
Died: 11.05.2010
Well loved

Pics when it's done, which will be apparently four or five months from ordering.

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BSG short fic: "Hearing Without Listening"

Title: Hearing Without Listening
Author: witherwings
Rating: T to be safe (I'm pretty sure it's lower than that, but I've never really rated fic before...)
Genre: General, with some angst
Summary: This conversation was not going as Lee had imagined it would. Spoilers for the miniseries.

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Yet more BSG Icon waffle

Quite proud of these wins :)

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More bsg fandom natterings

Seriously, don't click if you're not interested in a) bsg fandom or b) me making a complete idiot of myself.

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One of these days I'll come up with something of substance to write here. The problem with things of substance is that they're so much effort :/

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Dreamwidth invite codes

I have five dreamwidth invite codes. Does anyone need or want one? :)

ION: The hot muggy weather has finally broken and it's thundering outside and bucketing down with rain. Hurrah! Hopefully I'll be able to sleep a bit better now :)

ION2: Anyone know of anything cool to do in the Southampton area tomorrow?

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BSG icon waffle

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More BSG Icon waffle

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One year

It's one year today since no1typo died. Ben and I are spending the day out so don't worry too much about me, I won't be moping too much. The tribute that Phil and I wrote for mum's funeral says really all I want to today about her, so I've posted it again below.

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This one is a Curtain Fic (warning to kimble that link goes to TV Tropes ;))

Story is Kara/Lee, fairly fluffy and really short. Originally posted at no_takebacks.

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Icons

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I voted

I voted at about 7:35 this morning which felt veeeeeeeeery early. Still, it's done now and I'm feeling rather Meh about the whole thing. I voted because it's my civic duty and I believe very strongly that I should be exercising it because of all the people in the past who couldn't and campaigned for my right to do it.

my polling card

But...

I had to hold my nose and vote for the least-worst option and that left me feeling rather dirty. I shouldn't come out of the polling booth feeling dirty because I had to vote and all the choices were pretty much equally dire. Let's take these decisions one at a time.

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ETA: This is an example of what I mean. How could one not vote against a campaign that has posters like this?
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