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When everything happens all at once, all the good and all the bad and all the stress and all the related failure to keep up with all the things and just, ARGH.

On a mostly unrelated note, I'm doing something I had hoped to avoid ever doing, but hopefully it's only temporary -- locking some of my fic on AO3 to registered users only. (Out of curiosity, anyone know how to edit works that are in a closed collection? Is it just me having this problem?) (Apparently it's a bug, so hopefully it'll be fixed soon enough.) It'll still all be publicly posted here (and possibly I'll even start cross-posting to Dreamwidth like I've been meaning to do for forever) unless shit really hits the fan, because LJ has the "minimize in search engine results" options and AO3 does not. (Apparently I was wrong about that! Woot! Which makes it much more likely that I'll unlock it again later, once the attention-on-Hockey-RPF storm has hopefully blown past.) I allow anonymous comments (screened at first, but I'll unscreen them unless asked not to) and don't log IP addresses or use My Guests or anything like that, so you can comment anonymously without fear if you like. Feel free to ping me if you want pdfs or whatnot.

Also I think I have an AO3 invite kicking around, if anyone wants it.

Not-so-brief fannish update, because why not:

~ Wrote 100+ words every day for [ profile] mini_wrimo (producing 5539 words total), yet am still not done with the [ profile] sixteenwins fic. But it's getting there! The end is (at least sort of) in sight!
~ Still in canon-review mode for Yuletide, but I did jot down a little text for it to start getting comfortable with the voice, and I'm not in panic mode quuuuuuuuuite yet.
~ Currently most-read fandoms: Hockey RPF, Diving/Swimming RPF, Teen Wolf, Avengers.

~ Really enjoyed season 2 of Grimm, am thoroughly enjoying Elementary for its character interactions, have been feeling dubious about the writing in the first couple episodes of this season of Leverage, watched a chunk of the first season of Once Upon a Time recently and found myself intrigued.
~ Also watching and enjoying to various degrees: Castle, Go On, New Girl, The Amazing Race, The Voice, Project Runway, The Next Iron Chef (Spike/Marcel!!), Top Chef: Seattle. And Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars was better than I expected.
~ Semi-hopelessly behind on: Alphas, Arrow, Bones, Chicago Fire, Doctor Who, Eureka, The Walking Dead. Also still have the last two episodes of the previous season of Suits, the rest of Political Animals, and a chunk of the Summer Olympics still on the DVR to watch at some point.
~ Eagerly awaiting the return of: Justified, Teen Wolf, White Collar, Game of Thrones, Grimm. I also hope that So You Think You Can Dance does come back next year. And, okay, also The Glee Project and The Great Food Truck Race.

~ The only movie I've managed to see lately was Wreck-It Ralph (which was adorable). Looper, Skyfall, Dark Knight Returns, The Amazing Spider-Man, all of those are in the queue and I'll get to them someday. Am looking forward to the next Star Trek movie and The Hobbit.
~ I am completely in love with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
~ In videogame-land, have been mostly playing Puzzlequest on the PS3 lately. Am near the end on Psychonauts and will get back to it sooner or later. Did a group playthrough of Grim Fandago a couple weeks back, which was super fun (the keyboard-controlled gameplay was a bit wonky and dated, but the graphics and storyline held up really well!). And someday I'm going to finish Persona 3 on the PSP. Someday!

~ Let's not talk about the hockey lockout, because ughhhhhhhh, but I did go see the OKC Barons when they were in town playing the Texas Stars the night before Thanksgiving! A very run-and-gun game, super fun to watch; the Barons beat the Stars 6-4. We got great last minute seats -- second row! -- and the crowd was really loud and into it. It was highly entertaining getting to see Hall-Eberle-RNH in action (and boy, was it a lot of action), horrifically ugly matching mustaches and all, and I get why Schultz got all that hype. I discovered that it is embarrassingly easy for me to spot Eberle on the ice no matter what... it's something about the nape of his neck, I think. /o\ I've also started to grow rather fond of Cody Eakin's compact, super-determined stride. Also I have a lot of... thoughts about how the Stars defense has settled into stable veteran-rookie d-pairs. :D
Mood:: 'stressed the fuck out' stressed the fuck out
location: Round the Bend
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posted by [identity profile] at 06:02pm on 07/12/2012
AO3 actually does have the option to minimize search result inclusion. Go to preferences and in the Privacy section, check the box that says, "Hide my work from search engines when possible."
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 08:27pm on 07/12/2012
Oh, hey! Good to know, thank you!

Huh. I wonder if that was always there and I just missed it originally (which is totally possible), or if it was added since I last looked at Preferences (which was admittedly a while ago).
posted by [identity profile] at 08:32pm on 07/12/2012
I've had my account since 2009 and I am fairly certain I have had that option selected since I started my account.
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 08:37pm on 07/12/2012
That's around when I got my account as well; it really is quite possible that I just missed it when I looked for it early on.

Either way, I appreciate the heads-up!
posted by [identity profile] at 07:40pm on 07/12/2012
Aww. I miss our little ginger dude. Treat Eakin nice; I'm anxious to see what Ribeiro can do with us (if we ever get, you know, a season) but I am gonna miss Squeaks.
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 08:36pm on 07/12/2012
AFAICT most of us are prepared to embrace Eakin into our hearts (without, hopefully, heaping too much expectation on that guy), so no worries on that front. I am already a fan!

I think Ribeiro could be a really good fit for you guys, and I also think he settled down and matured a lot during his time with the Stars, so that should help. Fingers crossed that we get to find out.
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posted by [identity profile] at 09:08pm on 07/12/2012
I am so jealous of you and your seeing the Barons.

I am 100% pro-Schultzy and all his ways. Not just on the ice, but also he seems like such a good dude.
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 11:08pm on 07/12/2012
It was pretty delightful all around, I must admit! My only regret is that it took me longer to roll the Baileys balls I was working on (like rum balls or bourbon balls, but with Baileys) than I'd thought it would, so we got there too late to see warmups. But still! They were right there! Doing their creating-offense-out-of-nothing thing! I swear RNH can somehow just swoop around people at will while holding onto the puck, it's ridiculous.

I have to admit I still don't know much about Schultz! Although now I'm skimming his twitter and he is kind of hilarious/adorable. And I have a bit of a soft spot for UW Badgers now, mostly because of McDonagh/Stepan, though also because of Burish.
posted by [identity profile] at 12:53am on 08/12/2012
attention-on-Hockey-RPF storm

oh dear...that sounds ominous.

But! Yuletide! I've set aside most of tonight for finishing my assignment, we'll see how that goes. Ping me if you're up for beta-ing, but if you're too busy I totally understand it. (Needless to say, I'll happily reciprocate. :))
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 01:07am on 08/12/2012
Well, it sounds like it may have dissipated, thankfully. I'll wait a bit and then unlock in a few days, most likely.

I'm up for betaing! Things are busy, but it's not exactly doing-things-all-the-time busy (the stress is more about the nature of the things going on), so I should have time. :) You still have my email, right?
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posted by [identity profile] at 12:56pm on 08/12/2012
Well done with [ profile] mini_wrimo - it was my first time doing it, and I found it really helpful.

Good luck with getting started on [ profile] yuletide. If you need a beta, let me know - I'm always happy to beta even if I don't know the source material. Oh, unless it's RPF, which I don't do. But otherwise, I can make myself available!
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 11:04pm on 08/12/2012
[ profile] mini_wrimo has helped produce most of the longer stories I've written, I really love it. I'm glad you had a good first experience!

And thank you so much for the beta offer! I just might take you up on that, though it remains to be seen how much progress I manage to make, and how quickly. I'm always happy to beta for you, as well! :)
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posted by [identity profile] at 09:29pm on 09/12/2012
I'll definitely be doing mini_wrimo again. I could do with it running multiple times in a year, because it really got me going in November, and now I'm back in a slump!

The beta offer is always good, for any time. And thank you for your offer - I'm hoping to find a beta who knows the canon for my yuletide fandom, but it's good to know you're there!
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 11:05pm on 08/12/2012
Going slow is probably a good choice -- waiting for new ones is a bit torturous! I usually a wait for a couple of weeks and then watch a handful at once. They are pretty consistent with the timing, at least, otherwise it would be way worse...
posted by [identity profile] at 01:17am on 09/12/2012
It was highly entertaining getting to see Hall-Eberle-RNH in action Jealous! Sounds like a really fun game you got to see!

Is diving RPF with Tom Daley, or other divers? (he's the only one I know about, but I'm curious!)
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 04:23am on 09/12/2012
It was wonderful! I really kind of love the AHL now, and will probably keep going to games even after the lockout's over. I mean, 2nd row seats for $25! Hard to beat that.

Tom Daley's definitely been one of the popular figures; there have been a handful of good stories about him and Riley McCormick (one of the Canadian divers), in particular. Of the Americans, David Boudia seems to come up most often, either paired with Nick McCrory (his current diving partner) or Thomas Finchum (his diving partner in 2008). I'm not really deep into the fandom or anything, though; I just lurk and read the few things that show up on AO3. *g*
posted by [identity profile] at 01:53pm on 09/12/2012
ooh I will have to check out the diving tag on AO3 :D I will admit to having already read a Tom Daley/One Direction fic :P
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 06:06pm on 09/12/2012
I quite liked cjmarlowe's Tom Daley/Riley McCormick fic series! And this Boudia/Finchum story by tigs (which is tagged Sports RPF instead of Diving RPF, so is a bit tricky to find).

*g* They did seem rather friendly during the Olympics, didn't they?
posted by [identity profile] at 12:35am on 10/12/2012
ooooh thank you for recs!

lol and Daley certainly had enough media attention to match! And they had a mutual friend's wedding or something? :P
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 08:06pm on 10/12/2012
You're very welcome! :)

*pokes around the internet* (Most anything I know about 1D has been filtered through [ profile] harriet_vane's enthusiasms.) Ah, yes! My, Daley and Niall look rather cosy in a couple of those pictures.