zaubra: (blue bonnet)
Have been writing - which is lovely - mostly due to a wicked case of insomnia last night - which was not. Still, it's nice to have the words flowing again, if still a bit haltingly (just minifills so far).

University Challenge final is tomorrow night. My beloved UCL went out in the semifinals and I lost my favourite player, UCL (Jamie) Karran, he of the massive hair and hilarious answers. :( Oh, Karran, I shall miss you.



The final is going to be Manchester, my second favourites, and one of the Cambridge colleges. Manchester's captain is (Tristan) Burke, who's hilarious in a completely different way from Karran. A lot of people hate him, but I think he's awesome, in an arrogant annoying Christopher-Bryant kind of way. xD And come on, how can you not love someone who recited "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day" to Paxman? ("First-round flirtation", declared one of Burke's teammates.)


Of course I am now shipping Burke and Karran. xD This isn't out of nowhere - they did play a match against each other back in an earlier round (Karran & co won), and they seem to be friends (or at least they talk to each other on Twitter, and Karran wants Manchester to beat Cambridge). And Karran is canon gay - I don't know about Burke.

Still, this is completely a fandom of one. xDDD

Anyway, I need to run to the shop before it closes, so I'll stop here.

Or rather, I don't NEED to, but I want Pepsi Max and chocolate. xD

Love you all.

EDIT: Ahahaha, I have found a video of UCL Karran! Not from University Challenge, though, from another of my favourite quiz shows, Pointless (which he was apparently on last year).


I love you, Jamie Karran.

O_O

Oct. 24th, 2011 07:40 pm
zaubra: (women twirly skirts)
I just counted them up, and I've written 32 fics so far this prompt post.

I knew there were a lot, but I had no idea there were that many! No wonder it feels like I've been writing flat out. :)

Haven't done any writing today - did work in the morning, and been watching the EU debate this afternoon - but will probably do some tomorrow. I wonder if I can get up to 50 on this prompt post? We're only halfway through the comment cap.

But for now I think I'm going to go watch some Spooks. :)
zaubra: (closeup clean face)
I am sleepy sleepy sleepy, and I have written, oh, 8,000 words and 9 fics in the past day and a half.

Plus coded the newsletter, although to be fair I was mostly keeping up with that throughout the week, except I forgot the Old Prompt Fills and had to scramble to do those at the last minute (and of course they are the most complicated to code, mostly WIPs with triggers). But it's all up now, and I think the html works. At any rate no one has complained yet.

cut for length; discussion of fics, writing, blairbell, and future plans )

But for now, I think it's time for me to be off to bed. Tomorrow's a new day - a new, cold day if the forecasts are to be believed - and I have to get up and go to work in the morning.

I would be remiss, however, if I closed this without thanking everyone who has been reading and commenting on my fics. You are all simply lovely, and I adore you. Thank you for everything. I don't think I would have half the inspiration to write were it not for your constant encouragement and friendship. I still can't quite believe I'm at 58 fics - 60, if you count the two Doctor Who fics, although I think my audiences from the two fandoms are largely separate - and I would never, never have gotten there without all of you. You know who you are. There are not enough <3333 in the world to express my gratitude.
zaubra: (girl in red twirly skirt)
Hello there, everyone!

I had a project at work that I absolutely needed to finish, so that's why there hasn't been any fic from me this week. But it's DONE now - hurrah! - so I am free to return to the fic-writing fold. And there are so many lovely prompts just waiting for me! A Shadow Cabinet reshuffle and a (maybe? perhaps?) soon-to-be Cabinet reshuffle? Theresa May and Ken Clarke getting into a catfight? Chris Huhne and Liam Fox doing their best to get the coalition past "catgate"? A Gove rare!pair minifill? I am salivating here. :)

But that will be tomorrow. Meanwhile, I have finished coding the newsletter! We used to have a newsletter, but the anon running it had to bow out due to real-life constraints. With the new situation at delicious, as well as concerns over triggers, people began suggesting that the newsletter be brought back. So I've taken up the cause! I'll try to get it up every Sunday from now on. The first one is here, and covers all the fills on the current prompt post.

I had no IDEA how much work that was going to be, lol. The coding doesn't seem like much, until you start doing it. I'm very glad that from now on I'll be doing it as I go, instead of trying to do almost two weeks of fills at one time. But it all looks shiny and lovely now, so I'm happy. (Hopefully all the links work - if not please let me know.)

Look for more fic from me soon! Until then, have a lolitical evening. :)

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