sapphire2309: (Elizabeth)
Very nearly burned out. Going to finish femslashex letter, then not going to check dw/ao3/tumblr for the rest of the week. If you need to get in touch with me, email would be ideal.

See you this weekend.
sapphire2309: (Sameen Shaw)
Didn't get any sleep tonight either :/ Must talk to doc about this. Sleeping every alternate day is not healthy.

I uploaded icons! And deleted some icons! I now have icons of Root and Shaw and Dottie and Lauren. Shaw is the BEST. <3

While I'm awake, I may as well talk about this thing I was going to talk about tomorrow.

I've started betaing for a friend again, and this makes me notice little sentence structure/composition things more than usual. Take for instance the following lyric from Hour Follows Hour by Ani DiFranco:

"Too much is how I love you, but too well is how I know you."

Now, I've listened to Hour Follows Hour at least 200 times, and all I've done is notice the interesting structure of this lyric and move on. But today, I parsed it on a more conscious level. The basic information it's conveying is "I love you too much, but I know you too well." AND YET. The two are not equal. The version I wrote above doesn't have the emphasis on "too" that DiFranco's construction does, which COMPLETELY changes the way you parse this idea. In my version, the primary focus is 'love' and 'know' and the conflict they create. In DiFranco's, the focus is on "too", which means the point you're focusing on is the excessiveness of the love and knowledge, not just their relationship or their existence.

In conclusion: Language is awesome.
sapphire2309: (Mozzie)
Taylor Swift has a new single out! Initially, I was less than enthused about this. The lyrics are generic, they lack depth, and they seemed too involved with all the drama that's been surrounding T Swift and Kanye and Kim K and Katy Perry and basically everyone T Swift has ever had beef with. And I watched the video, but didn't catch any of the tiny references to things she can't or won't put in words. And then I watched a video EXPLAINING all those tiny references, and I am SHOOK.

you can call me t-sweezy, now i'm a rap star )

Also: my tags are sorted again! I made a new category or two and this clears up some things for me.

(This entry has been edited like fifteen times, in case you're wondering why it looks slightly different than when you first saw it.)
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Okay, so [personal profile] treonb [personal profile] frith_in_thorns (i am so bad with names, good god) recced me the podcast Wolf 359, which I am listening to now! Along with Welcome to Night Vale, Lingthusiasm, Revolutions, This Week in Parasitism, and a whole assorted bunch of linguistics, biology, and history podcasts that I will slowly go through and keep or cull as I wish. This has the effect of making me feel SO PRODUCTIVE while on the bus it isn't even funny.

(I've kinda forgotten about Wolf 359 a little bit in the process oops.)

Can someone answer me two questions? Why are these things free? And why are they so good? I literally fall asleep to the sound of a podcast I heard properly during the day I mean what. THEY ARE TAKING OVER MY LIFE SEND HELP.

Also, I'd rec all the podcasts I've named up there, they are excellent, why aren't there more women, why isn't there more about colonial history, maybe i'll podcast someday (SOMEONE STOP ME FROM CONTINUING DOWN THAT LINE OF THOUGHT I'VE GOT TOO MUCH TO DO ALREADY).

This is what an excited Tanya sounds like.
sapphire2309: (Kate)
Hi! Thank you for liking some of the same awesome ladies as me. Since we've already covered general likes, dislikes and DNWs in the optional details, let's get straight to the fun stuff, yes?

I dislike giving specific prompts, so what I tend to do is give you an impression of the characters and relationships as I see them/want to see them. I hope that helps you!

Prior notice: this is heckin' long.

i ain't demented, hah, well, just a lil bit, huh? )
sapphire2309: (puppy)
Today's been spectacularly unproductive, so I think I'll take a hint and go to bed early. Start pushing my wake up time forward, so eventually I can wake up at 5 without kicking and screaming.
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don't have enough energy left to write a poem today, sadly. i've been enjoying putting down recurrent thoughts of the day in poetry form.

...maybe i'll take five minutes and put down two lines, idk yet, i'm v sleepy.


i took five minutes and wrote the poetry

my plan for the next howeverlong is starting to sort itself out in my mind.
the deets )
sapphire2309: (Sara)
current mood: prep everything for tomorrow, make to do lists for the next few days, and sleep.

(i really like this mood)

if anyone's curious about the post titles, they tend to be lyrics from a song i'm listening to, typically the song that i put in the current music section below. sometimes they're not. sometimes it's hard to tell if you're not in my brain, but well. that's me.
sapphire2309: (Default)
They have a friending meme going. I filled it out. I was exactly as extra as you'd expect me to be. (My comment is the longest one there right now why do i do this to myself.)


Come find some friends/talk tv at [community profile] tv_talk!
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I was rewatching POI 1x06 (aka Zoe's first episode) when I spontaneously combusted from the adorableness of John Reese.

So Harold at one point asks John, "Assuming that [Zoe's] the victim and not the perpetrator, who would want to take her out?" And John responds with, "Who wouldn't?" Except that he's not talking about potential threats, he's talking about taking her out. Like on a date. With food and flowers.

I CANNOT HANDLE THIS HOW DID I ONLY CATCH IT ON THE REWATCH IT IS TOO CUTE.
sapphire2309: (Sara)
I just received FIVE drabbles/drabble series for [community profile] multifandomdrabble. I am so in love with all of them. Please squee at them with me!

Need by falsteloj (Harry Potter, Draco, Hermione)

Favours by st_aurafina (Person of Interest, John/Kara)

What is Done in Love is Well Done by OzQueen (White Collar, Neal/Sara)

Addition Through Subtraction by PhoenixFalls (Person of Interest, John/Kara, John/Zoe)

Would you jump off a bridge? by lirin (White Collar, Neal/Kate)


Also, I wrote a couple! And I have at least one more planned.

deep red (MCU, Natasha Romanoff)

dog days (Person of Interest, Shaw + Bear)
sapphire2309: (Sara)
How A Reader's Feminist Critique Changed My Sci-Fi Novel

Natalie Morales would like you to know nothing about her, except for one thing…

These were delightful reads after an already delightful day.

In random things: I plan on overhauling my DW tagging system very soon. I started as a fic journal, but I post a lot about life now, and those tags need to be sorted so I can find them. Some tags are near identical. Some probably make sense only to me, but well. Feel free to ask if you're curious!

[community profile] fandomgiftbox sign ups close very soon!

Also, my welcome thing's a fkn mess. Must fix.
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13. One of your favorite 70's songs

The oldest music I enjoy is from the 90's. I am heckin young.

I'm gonna go with Tare Hain Barati from the movie Virasat (which is from 1997, it's as young as me!). I found it when it was covered by Bhoomi Trivedi on Indian Idol. I recommend Bhoomi's version if you're like me and don't like high female singing voices.

This is a really sweet song which was stuck in my head for weeks after this episode aired. I like it.

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