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The most frustrating thing about looking for a job, especially for someone with my personality and skill set, is the necessity of full-scale dishonesty regarding abilities and personal character.

Just once, I wish I could write a completely honest cover letter:

Over-educated antisocial drunk seeks gainful employment. Lacks interpersonal skills, organizational skills, problem-solving skills, patience, tact, and initiative. Functions best in a constant state of crisis and deals well with being screamed at.

Clearly, I should have skipped college and become a prison guard.

On tinhats

Jan. 8th, 2013 11:44 pm
glorious_spoon: (keys)
It says something about SPN fandom, I think, that my first reaction to seeing the announcement on SuperWiki that Jensen and Danneel are having a baby was to check Fandom Wank to see if the tinhat drama had turned up there yet.

Of course it had.

I'm just...I don't even know if amused is the right word anymore. I'm baffled, and frankly creeped out, by the serious investment these people have in a couple of B-list celebrities that they don't know and will probably never meet. The fetishizing of homosexuality (but only when it involves famous pretty men!), the threats of forcible outing in 'revenge' (for...marrying women and reproducing, apparently), the gross misogyny toward all of the women involved, it's just so incredibly depressing and sad.

The fact that these people think they're WARRIORS FOR EQUALITY is just topping on the cupcake. Especially since, as afaik, most of them are straight women. It's like, seriously, I do not need you guys on my side.
glorious_spoon: (wtf hardison)
What is it with people and insults?

I mean, there are plenty of insults out there that don't have gross implications or links to the historical (or current) oppression of one group or another. It's not like you have to give up using insults for all time. You might just have to crack open a dictionary and, IDK, give two or three seconds of thought to what you say before you actually say it.

But I'm seriously so fucking sick of the argument that being justifiably pissed off gives you the right to say whatever the hell crosses your mind without regard to who might be hurt by it. Being a woman doesn't give me the right to use racial or homophobic slurs, even if I'm justifiably angry about misogynistic behavior. Being a queer woman doesn't give me the right to say that morons should be forcibly sterilized, even if I'm justifiably pissed off about homophobic behavior.

Why? Here's why. Forcible sterilization is an actual thing that has actually happened in this country in living memory. 'Morons' were among the targets of these eugenics programs.

Say 'I wish bigots wouldn't have kids', and I'm right there with you, but that's not the same thing. And maybe it was just poor word choice; so what? It's poor word choice when somebody says, 'Our team got raped in the playoffs.' It's poor word choice when someone says, 'That shirt is so gay.' That doesn't make either of these things okay to say. Words fucking mean things.
glorious_spoon: (Default)
Should be doing homework. Instead, am writing smutty, smutty porn about Eliot Spencer and Dean Winchester having adrenaline-fueled sex in a motel room in Mexico.

I am quite possibly a failure as a grad student. It's probably a good thing this is my last semester.
glorious_spoon: (Default)
So, hey, guys, I haven't been posting...like, at all. I haven't really been doing much with fandom lately, but that's because I am working on Serious Original Fic. About werewolves and ex-immortals and the politics involved in running an insular clan of vampire hunters and there may be giant telepathic lions in there somewhere, idek.

Also, my brother is graduating from boot camp on Friday, and I'm getting on a plane for the first time in like five years to go see it. I'm mildly terrified.

Anyway. Random snippet of a random thing I have been working on:


Jamila woke to the sound of sirens... )
glorious_spoon: (holmes)
Ugh. I know I haven't posted since, like, the beginning of time, but I thought I'd pop my head up and let anybody who's still reading this know that I'm not actually dead yet. So: my life recently in bullet form!

  • My old junker car was perilously close to giving up the ghost (as they always seem to do right in the middle of the winter), and I had to get a new one. In the interest of not dumping tons of time and money into another junker that's just going to die a year from now, we bought a new (-ish) car. It's a wonderful vehicle, except for the part where it cost about $200 less than my total annual income.
  • Speaking of total annual income, I just did my taxes and found out that I would owe the federal govt. $500 if it weren't for the academic credits I get for tuition. As it is, I'm breaking even.
  • I sold my old car for less than a thousand dollars. Considering that it had a bent frame, no functioning dash lights, a radiator leak, a rattling muffler, and a hood that had to be opened with a jury-rigged bent clothes-hanger hooked to the release, that's not actually that bad a deal.
  • I started classes, full-time. And I'm applying for another job, which will bring my working hours up to 45 hours/week and my free time down to zero. And still no health insurance or bennies. I haven't had a day off since the last time I called in sick, which was, oh, thirteen months ago. Give or take.
  • I still have not caught up with SPN. I keep meaning to, but it keeps not happening. I have been addicted recently to Leverage, Sherlock Holmes, and 80's Brat Pack movies, but I haven't actually had any time to write. It doesn't look like I'll be getting any anytime soon, either. :/
  • I've pretty much quit drinking. I can't afford the time sink. Although in the interest of having one awful health habit at all times, I'm considering taking up smoking again...

Anyway...I miss you all. I miss fandom. I will be back....
glorious_spoon: (Default)
Well, I have successfully written 50k, which works out to about three quarters of the story. I only really developed a plot around the last 5k, though, which means I pretty much have to go back and re-write the entire rest of it.

...at least it's something to do.

Also, I'm considering finally sitting down to catch up on SPN. Can anybody advise if this is a good idea? Or will I just want to beat my TV to death when I'm finished?

An excerpt from my MASTERPIECE:

It's quiet down on the east side of the waterfront... )

NaNo

Nov. 4th, 2011 06:49 pm
glorious_spoon: (Default)
So, I'm not dead. I'm doing NaNo this year, which sort of amounts to the same thing (also, I've been so disillusioned with SPN; I have to admit I still haven't seen any of S7. I might go back and finish some of my older WIPs, but I think I'm more or less done with the fandom).

It's been a while since I've written this much original fic. I'm like 16K in already, but I have a feeling I'm going to hit a brick wall sometime soon....

Protest

Oct. 11th, 2011 05:30 pm
glorious_spoon: (keys)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
-The Constitution of the United States, Amendment 1

Boston police move in on protesters on Greenway, scores arrested

So, about a hundred people were arrested in Boston last night. According to the Boston PD, it was properly warned for, entirely provoked, and professionally handled. According to half a dozen people I know who were there, the police kicked the crap out of several protesters, refused medical attention to several more, and destroyed all the medical supplies, tents, and personal property belonging to the protesters by dint of tossing it in a couple of garbage trucks and compacting it.

I'm so fucking pissed off right now that my hands are actually shaking.
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Guys, I think I've finally managed to get burnt out on SPN. I haven't even watched 7.01 yet... I suspect I will eventually, but IDK how much more of the trauma conga line I'm going to be able to deal with. I think I need to find a show where the heroes actually win occasionally.

Either that, or just go get massively spoilered for every episode before I watch it so I don't get blindsided by "just when you thought things couldn't get worse...GOTCHA!"

I feel like I'm in mourning or something. :/

/overdramatic fanbrat is overdramatic

Semper Fi

Aug. 4th, 2011 04:26 pm
glorious_spoon: (Default)
So, my youngest brother just enlisted in the Marines. He took the test on his 21st birthday and scored in the 99th percentile, which is funny if you consider that the main reason he wanted to join the military was the fact that he's continuously and dramatically failing at college.

My dad is kind of furious about it. My mom is...milder, but still not thrilled. I don't know how to feel. We've had a few military people in our family--my mom's brother was in the Army, my dad's father was in the Air Force--and I can name a dozen people I went to school with who ended up in the service, hazard of growing up in a small, poor, conservative town. I thought about joining up myself, but I disagree with the U.S. military on too many fundamental points.

I think it will be good for him, honestly, although I guess I'd be happier if we weren't fighting a handful of wars at the moment. He needs the discipline, and right now he needs it to come from some kind of external entity.

It's just--dude. It's my baby brother. I remember when he was born, and now he wants to go tote guns for a living.
glorious_spoon: (Default)
More very polite professional rejection letters from Real Publishers Inc. received today.

I'm thinking I'm gonna give up on trying to be published and stick with fanfic. I don't get paid, but on the other hand, my ego takes less of beating.

/self-pity

fail.

Apr. 5th, 2011 05:22 pm
glorious_spoon: (Default)
Today I:

1. Overslept.

2. Found leaks in both of my previously waterproof boots just in time for rainy season.

3. Utterly failed to get a fire started and yet

4. Somehow managed to burn a hole through the front porch despite the aforementioned rain (don't ask, okay? Just don't.)

I'm going to pour myself a drink and go back to bed.
glorious_spoon: (doors)
The semester just started this week. I already have four chapters of reading to do and work in the morning. I should be sleeping, or, failing that, hitting the books.

Instead, I am sleep-deprived, slightly drunk, and up way past my bedtime writing softcore angel porn.

Just shoot me now.
glorious_spoon: (doors)
The semester just started this week. I already have four chapters of reading to do and work in the morning. I should be sleeping, or, failing that, hitting the books.

Instead, I am sleep-deprived, slightly drunk, and up way past my bedtime writing softcore angel porn.

Just shoot me now.

\o/

Dec. 19th, 2010 01:15 pm
glorious_spoon: (troll)
DADT repealed.

Fucking finally.

\o/

Dec. 19th, 2010 01:15 pm
glorious_spoon: (troll)
DADT repealed.

Fucking finally.
glorious_spoon: (keys)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] naatz , who pulls it off much better:

If you read this, you're tagged. Take a picture of you in your current state, no changing your clothes or quickly putting on makeup. NO PHOTOSHOP. Show your f-list the real you!

Sadly, yes, I was already wearing the hat. )
 

Also:

Here! Have five random snippets from five stories I may or may not actually finish writing:

Writing ADD! )


And finally, so this isn't completely an exercise in OTT self-indulgence, have a drabble:

Title: The Worst Thing
It's still the worst thing. Warnings for general Dean angst, predictability, total lack of a point. )
glorious_spoon: (keys)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] naatz , who pulls it off much better:

If you read this, you're tagged. Take a picture of you in your current state, no changing your clothes or quickly putting on makeup. NO PHOTOSHOP. Show your f-list the real you!

Sadly, yes, I was already wearing the hat. )
 

Also:

Here! Have five random snippets from five stories I may or may not actually finish writing:

Writing ADD! )


And finally, so this isn't completely an exercise in OTT self-indulgence, have a drabble:

Title: The Worst Thing
It's still the worst thing. Warnings for general Dean angst, predictability, total lack of a point. )

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