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I’ve been walking around with this one forever, but Thumpa’s staring at me with woeful eyes and no inspiration, so… anyone interested in a plot bunny? Writing me a ‘what if Ethan did take Brian up on his offer to be the violinist in the TV ad’ in S2?

Anything goes. AUs, x-overs, aaaaaaanything, except mpreg and death – yes, that still includes flowers. Canon pairings only.

I’m screening the comments on this post, since it will be much more fun if only I know who is volunteering their brilliance!
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Life sucks. It just does. Especially if it’s all of your own doing, and you know it, and you know it is just as much all up to fabulously pathetic little you to snap the fuck out of it and turn things the right side up. Or inside out. Or repaint. Or recycle. Or fucking something.

I just don’t feel like it.

~ says voice number 42.
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*hands [livejournal.com profile] sapphire_3 a little T-Rex*

[livejournal.com profile] sapphire_3 passed her oral thesis defense last week, and now officially have Master's level clearance to play with dinosaurs!!!

you go, babe!! awesome, I'm so proud of you!!!
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Whether you’re writing, reading, into graphics and vids, drool across fandoms and pairings, here’s the RR guide to what’s hot and happening at the moment:

Where to hang out for the best prompts and challenges )

Yeah, long-weekend for me! Took Monday and Tuesday off and hope to spend four glorious days with Brian, Justin, my laptop and a very bossy Beam telling me what to write! *prepares for his majesty*

RR

my turn!

Jul. 7th, 2008 06:37 pm
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been ages since I did one of these!

snagged from [livejournal.com profile] sjmpets.

a little bit about me )
rromantic: (rapunzel_never_enough)
[livejournal.com profile] ergenie and [livejournal.com profile] pixiebullet had the brilliant idea to watch the complete S1 season, and discuss it on MSN, followed by crying and gushing and *puddles* while watching S122 together. The party is scheduled for this coming Sunday, 6 July 2008, at 10 pm Singapore time.

If you want to join (and please do!) have a look at [livejournal.com profile] ergenie’s journal here for details.

LJ ADMIN!!!!! I’ve had a lot of problems with LJ notifications recently, and I know [livejournal.com profile] qafmaniac and [livejournal.com profile] spike7451 had the same frustration. I contacted LJ support, they are aware of the problem and their developers are looking into it. In the meantime… uh… I don’t know? Be paranoid and check your flist and profile and PMs religiously for messages and v-gifts?

And on the subject: [livejournal.com profile] spike7451, you beautiful thing, you!!!! *picks you up and swings you around* Thanks SO much for my chocolate and roses, you made my day! *gobbles up chocolate while hiding guiltily because “Shades of cream” are looong overdue*
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One of the most profound statements I ever heard on TV while growing up was on Alley McBeal. She was complaining and queening and telling everyone about her life, universe and everything whether they wanted to hear it or not when someone asked “What makes your problems more important than anyone else’s?”

Her answer? “Because they’re mine.”

Every once in a while when I try to set a new record for making myself miserable by feeling guilty for moping around instead of trying to save crickets or the ozone layer or coffee beans, I’m reminded of that statement.

It doesn’t justify not paying attention to anyone else but yourself, but it does so beautifully capture the human nature.

So, here’s a quick update on my life. I’ll try to keep it short and upbeat but hey… you’ve been warned. ;-) )

Let’s get back to the non-writing state of affairs. Thumpa at least has not left me. In some way though, having ideas for fics but not finding the words to write them is far worse. For instance… I managed to work out Purr-fect Love chapter 13 and 14 over the weekend, there will even be an epilogue! But so far I’ve only managed to type “Chapter 13” at the top of the page, after which I had to find my passport to remember my own name again.

But hey, at least it’s good news, right? Imagine… the end is in sight for Purr-fect Love… I bawled my eyes out when I finished Please come, just thinking about writing “Fin” on Purr… OMG… *reaches for Kleenex*

To everyone of my lovely ladies for all your encouragement and support, emails, gtalks, nudgings, pokings, petting - words fail me to tell you how much it means to me, to know that you care enough to keep on trying to put me back together again.

Please don’t stop commenting, and emailing me… and please forgive me for not letting you know how I’m doing more frequently.

*hands you a thornless rose*
RR

PS: welcome, [livejournal.com profile] mira986 to the BJ fandom! She made me cry for half an hour over the weekend when she told me she read Please come, all 18 Thingies in one go, and in exchange it's only fair that we share all the most beautiful love and porny fics with her. She's asked for some post 513 recommendations. Please send her recs? [livejournal.com profile] sexy_pumpkin, I think you've been around the longest, I'm counting on you to share your archives with her... ;-)
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It’s Pride-weekend, but it’s also the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela, celebrated in Hyde Park, London, last night with the Nelson Mandela foundation’s annual 46664 concert to raise global awareness for HIV/AIDS. Happy birthday, Madiba!

[livejournal.com profile] wouldbedorothy and [livejournal.com profile] freakykat, I want a blow by blow account of your trip to SF, and you had better gobble up every gay boy on my behalf! Drive safely, let me know when you get there, ‘k?

[livejournal.com profile] sarahj2222, sorry about the broken foot keeping you from Minneapolis and your yearly Pride tradition, hon! Hope your back on both feet in no time!

[livejournal.com profile] nyrak20, did your plans for Pride work out?

[livejournal.com profile] bndjsfaghag15, enjoy Pride NYC!!

And to everyone else who will be taking to the streets this weekend, please go crazy for me as well! We don’t have Pride over here – so I’ll have to party through all of you!

On an admin side: I only discovered this week there were problems with emails send from my ridiculously.romantic75@ gmail.com account. If you’ve emailed me, and never received a reply, you’ve fallen victim to the “where-did-my-email-go?” phenomenon. Meaning I got your email, and replied, but my service provider thought it prudent not to deliver my email to you, and forgot to tell me about it. It looks like the problem has been sorted out, so I won’t be ignoring you anymore! ;-)

*waves little German flag for Euro soccer finale* [livejournal.com profile] akintay, Paris in the summer… I hope you have a fabulous weekend, but I can’t wait to have you back on-line again!

Happy Pride everyone!
RR
rromantic: (youbetterwiseup_surprise)
Midsummer, Winter Solstice, 21 June… 22 June… 23 June… 24 June… shortest day in the Southern Hemisphere, whatever you want to call it, whenever you want to make a little cross on your calendar: fuck Winter, Spring is here!!! *twirls happily*

*Observes a minute of silence for death of Winter*

From now on the little birdies in my beautiful thorn tree in my garden will start singing earlier and earlier each day, it’s going to be light by the time I have to get up for work… I can type again! And not wear my fluffy sheep-wool feet-pyjamas every night! And feel my nose again! And not add hot water 4 times to every bubble bath! AND… THINK… AGAIN!!!!!

OMG, I am SO fucking excited!!!!!

Maybe Beam will now be willing to come back, and we can work on my current 42 WIP ficcies!!!!!!

*twirls faster*

Oh-oh-oh-oh… fuck 1 September 2008 (spring day in the Southern Hemisphere), Spring has just started!!!

To my beautiful, dearest friends in the Northern Hemisphere: girls, next to BJ I love you the most, but… there are two types of problems in this world, "yours," and mine, and it’s not my problem that Autumn/Fall has just started in your neck of the woods… ;-) *blows you a kiss and sympathy* You have to understand, all of you are geared towards fucking freezing temperatures. In South Africa, in the city where I live, we as a rule are not since it is not suppose to get this cold, and I am really, really, REALLY miserable in Winter. Uhm… some of you have been the unlucky recipients of me begging for blankets on email – just think, my lamentations will now slowly turn to bitching about being too hot!

If you don’t know what to reply to this: “Happy Spring day!” will do nicely!

*goes out looking for flower buds and green leaves*

Eeeekkk!!

SPRING, yippy!!
RR

PS: just so you know… unfortunately, me being the realist that I am (yeah, riiiiiiight) the worst is probably still to come, July and August are for shit in South Africa, so my excitement might dwindle a bit until September. Oohhh!!! It’s almost my birthday! *runs to put in leave for end of September not to be at the office when getting older*
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I'm out.

porned out, worned out, I don't even have words left to comment on other people's fics, and nothing to reply to feedback left for my fics. which is really horrible since I love few things more than hearing from my lj-ladies.

have had some problems with my sanity, subsequently have had problems with my health, subsequently I've been eliminated from the ‘hatting of the mad hatter for 2008' since I'm over qualified.

RL's threatening to fire me again. fortunately I don't need to write anything besides bitchy emails at work, but all the little math thingies that go with it is a problem. those are very, very, VERY easy to fuck up, and I'm extremely talented at fucking them up in spectacular ways.

hiatus. think I'm going to give it a try. such a much more prettier word than writer's block. although it's not really writer's block... Thumpa's doing his part, it's me and Beam fighting all the time on how to write Thumpa's ideas.

I need time to chat to some of the other 42 voices in my head, not just 13 and 22.

later. maybe in 2042.

*blows you a wordless kiss*
RR
rromantic: (beam_up_close)
Who the FUCK thought up fucking Excel spreadsheets!!!! Yes, I know they’re actually the next best thing to BJ, and I love them, but NOT if it’s fucking end of the month and I’ve got thousands of files to link and open and overall just do my best to get into deep shit since it is humanly impossible to keep track of all the little figures and thingies... these are NOT good thingies!

Hands up, my beautiful girls! You want me to pleasepleaseplease try to catch up on your comments and awesome feedback left on my last 42 posts, or post Purr-fect love 12 *shoves Beam off the table, ignores yelling about chapter 11 fan-comments unanswered*, and/or write the porn hotness-love bits where all my other fics (all 42 of them) are stuck at the moment?

Fuckingshitbliksemsedonnerse spreadsheets…

*ducks spitting and hissing and swiping Beam*
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Ooooooooo… so much I promised I’ll keep you guys updated on, which I didn’t do!!
My life, universe and everything )

I DON'T WANT TO WORK TODAY!!!!!

I’m going to try and post ‘Purr-fect love chapter 11’ tomorrow morning my time (24 hours from now), if I can sneak it past Beam. Either when he’s out or sleeping, since he is still insisting to delay posting as punishment for Wednesday’s incident. I don’t quite understand why, since chapter 11 is all about him being a hero, and I thought he wanted to gloat about it immediately. It’s the one angsty bit in the series, and he wrote most of it himself - I don’t do angst.

If all goes well (there’s that car-thing now), I will post ‘Please come Thingy #17 part 2’ on Sunday night or Monday morning. There is a prologue (yip, I know, the sequence is not quite right! LOL), ‘Care package’ which will start sometime after ‘Please come’ is finished. It’s written for [livejournal.com profile] qafmaniac and [livejournal.com profile] sexy_pumpkin, months and months overdue ([livejournal.com profile] bluemchenkaffee, as are yours!! Would it help with the waiting if I tell you Beam is writing it?).

Tasty treats ficlets: [livejournal.com profile] akintay, [livejournal.com profile] bluemchenkaffee, [livejournal.com profile] moongirl24, [livejournal.com profile] ryosato, [livejournal.com profile] spike7451, [livejournal.com profile] starlightbj, [livejournal.com profile] wouldbedorothy, Thumpa had this brilliant idea to write you ficlets based on the fav foods you listed in a previous post of mine. Beam has started with the series, one is completed, two is work-in-progress, and Thumpa is busy with the details on the others.

[livejournal.com profile] boys4all: new prompt has been posted, ‘monsieur.’ All the details are on the site. Only rule is your vid, fic, drabble etc. must be boy-on-boy only, any pairings from any fandoms. The ‘disguise’ prompt is still on-going per request.

[livejournal.com profile] we_dreamerz and [livejournal.com profile] arlad, Rub 5 is done, you want? ;-)

[livejournal.com profile] akintay, I LOVEYOULOVEYOULOVEYOU for helping with the posting of my comments and stuff!! *smooch*

-later
RR
rromantic: (beam_walking)
Beam... :(( I've lost him... or he's left me... or he's been kidnapped again... or the selfish furr-ball has fled the cold and left me with a front- and backside fucking freezing and only one cat to keep me warm.

worse, he high-tailed out of here before answering a SINGLE 'Evicting Mickey' comment!! one would think for all the shit he gave me about finishing the fic, and the tantrums he is forever throwing about me daring to talk to his fans without his supervision, that would be the least he could do.

my head's empty. just white-noise, even my 42 voices have gone quiet. or maybe they left with Beam... shit.

Beam promised he would help with 'Please come #17 Part 2,' and it seems he was right, I do need him... the ideas are not the problem since Thumpa, my faithful plot-bunny, is still here. stringing two words together to make some sort of sense is plain just impossible.

if you see him, please kick his arrogant little butt this way!!
RR
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J’s funeral was yesterday afternoon. My dad and sister attended, in addition to my brother who has been running around all week making all the arrangements, taking care of J’s wife and mom etc. Apparently he was awesome at the service yesterday, made a speech in front of more than 400 people, laughed and cried, but continued telling about their friendship through the tears.

Shit, I’m so glad I wasn’t there… I wouldn’t have been able to stand watching my brother cry, no matter how much he, and the family, has made peace with what happened. Acceptance doesn’t take anything away from the pain of losing someone you love.

Also heard from [livejournal.com profile] purpleplanets they had a slideshow running on the plasma screen in reception at the office yesterday with photos of J. OMG… I AM SO GLAD I DIDN’T SEE THAT!!!! Damn near died getting into the elevator on Tuesday, remembering how he always let me get in first. Seeing photos? Fucking shit NO!!!!!!

I’m okay. :) Thursday was overall in RR’s life, universe and everything, one of the worst days I had in a long, long, LONG time. Friday was much better. I’m getting good at the thoughts block- and redirecting thing. I’m not in denial, but I can’t afford to follow every little trigger and memory all the way to bursting into tears since I can only drink so many sedatives (they say). I’m going back to work on Monday, and it’s going to be hard enough having to walk past his desk every day on my way to my office, without going to pieces at the slightest thing.

Especially since there will be sneak attacks. Like yesterday, when I posted my fics. I did the html coding, and with the first couple of ‘<>’ suddenly remembered how everything I know about html and webpage development and programming I learned from him. I had my own website 8 years ago, and he never complained about the thousands of emails I send him, kicking and screaming and crying because the fucking thing didn’t want to work the way I want it to. The image resizing programme I’m still using today is one I got from him.

It’s going to be hard for still some time to come, but at least I know I can expect to run into trouble at the office. Nothing I can do to avoid it, only try to mentally prepare for worst case scenario, such as someone mentioning his name in a meeting.

Thanks again for everyone’s love and support and shoulders and well-wishes. I could talk to you like I weren’t able to chat to my family, and it made all the difference.

Moving on to better things. Treats, people, treats!!!!! Coffee and chocolate chip cookies and lemon bars and strawberries and ice cream and avo and cheesecake… all of you that drooled all over my posts this week may be in for a nice surprise. :) Those that haven’t shared their guilty pleasures with me yet, you’re welcome to still tell me your culinary fantasies!!!

-later
RR
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First: [livejournal.com profile] spike7451 THANK YOU so much for my v-gift!!! that was such a beautiful surprise, made me go 'aaaawwww!!' and reach for the Kleenex. *covers you with kisses*

Thank you also to my awesome flist for all the hugs and love and prayers and well-wishes you've send me. of course I cried at every one of them. :)

I've started answering the emails and comments as well, but in short:

I didn't drive around today, my mom picked me up. :) got an emergency appointment with my shrink (was way overdue for my standard meds review appointment anyway), got a prescription for sedatives in addition to adjustments to my daily meds, and sick leave until the end of the week (yeah!).

AND: prescription of at least an hour of sunshine every day.:)) thought that was really cute, my shrink's prescribing BJ to combat my seasonal queening. apparently it's NOT a good thing to stay indoors and pull your curtains shut for days at a time in the hope it will be summer again when you do finally emerge. instead I have to play with sunshine. :)

my mom stuck around until early afternoon, sweetheart that she is, and I didn't cry once (very proud). I'm okay as long as I don't think about what this is doing to my brother, which is becoming more and more difficult since the sedative (only took one today!) is wearing off and I'm freaking out again.

so I'm off to bed before all the magic disappears, looking forward to taking my sunshine meds tomorrow morning in the form of Thingy #17. :)

my other friend is doing well, just a bump to the head and a small bone broken somewhere (nope, didn't have the energy to ask which one).

thanks again for all the support!
RR

PS: to every one that asked if there's something they can do - yes, PLEASE!! LOL write me a ridiculously romantic fic, any boys fandom. :) let me know if you're interest, I'll give you prompt if you want. :)
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Where is RR? Back at work after a fabulous 9 days at home, and NOT excited about it yet! RL's seriously interfering with my boys!

Purr-fect love 10: girls... uhm... I had no idea!! And I'm sorry! I didn't know so many of you are following the story and are anxiously waiting for the next chapter! The good news is 10 wasn't the last chapter, there's three more to go, and maybe an epilogue. 11 and 12 has been send to my beta, and will be posted together when both are finished. As in a day, or maybe less, apart since it's a llliiiitttttteee bit angsty, and I love you guys too much to leave you in any doubt that it will be a ridiculously romantic, 'live happily ever after' ending.

Thingy #17: at the moment I think #17 will be the last one, so it has to be a grand finale. :) I'm working on it, but it's taking a bit of time since I want a nice ending to the series, and rushing and forcing it didn't work over the weekend.

MGB: I still owe you guys an update on the happenings with my MGB on 25 April 2008, before I went on leave. Guess I've been feeling guilty about not having replied to the comments on my last post about MGB yet, and have been stalling on posting the latest before first chatting to you about the previous post!

Internet connection: I MIGHT have a new workaround. I can read and comment etc. on my cell phone, with Google automatically converting the pages into text only (HOW fucking brilliant is that?!). I've managed to do the same set-up on my laptop. Bottom line being text-only web pages are similar to text only emails, and should in theory therefore be accessible most of the time, even if my connection is really bad. So YEAH!!! Now I only need to find the time to catch up on reading and commenting, in between working, watching QaF with my MGB, and writing fanfic.

In the meantime, thousands of hugs and kisses to everyone who's been commenting on the Thingies and Purr-fect love!! The feedback blew me away completely, and I can't tell you how much I appreciate each and every one. Yes, I write for my own enjoyment, but I will freely admit I also DO write with the hope of getting fangirl smiles, and nothing makes me happier than knowing a fic made you happy. :)

Oh, I'm still checking it out, but accessing LJ through the text-only pages MIGHT be safe enough to be online while at work. My biggest concern is IT noticing unusual internet activity on my account, which is why it's brilliant to open pages that requires very little information to be downloaded. In addition I disable the display of pics, so that also cuts down on the size of the pages.

If you ever need help and advice on how to circumvent a slow internet connection, I've got aaaaallll the answers. LOL

-Later
RR
rromantic: (perfect_love_bj_back)
Since I’m a Libra, let’s see which way the scales go with how my day has been so far:

Bad news: (bad news always first!) I’m at home in bed with the flu, and I feel like shit
Good news: No matter how shitty I feel, I have time off to watch QaF!!! Yeah! If worst comes to worst I’ll just curl up in a little ball on the couch in front of the TV, since it doesn’t require any thinking to drool over the boys

Rest of bad news/good news list )

Bad news: My throat is sore, and I can’t scream and dance and bounce up and down like I want to because…
Good news: Now this one, best saved for last… MY GAY BOY WATCHED S1 OVER THE WEEKEND!!!!!!!!! YYYYYEEEEAAAHHHH!! He didn’t say much in his email, just that he is in shock, and feels ‘obligated’ to now watch the next season. Uhm… I might have gushed a bit in my reply. Tiny bit. And I did delete some of the exclamation marks before I send it. And I did send him only one promp picture. See? The revealing of my obsession could have been much worse!

My aunt: She’s doing okay, went home a day early over the weekend, but of course she’s sore etc. [livejournal.com profile] sjmpets, I did apologize to her (on text) for not calling to find out how she’s doing. ;-) She replied it’s totally okay, she preferred I didn’t, she didn’t want to tell the same story a thousand times over and over. She’s also ignoring text messages, except for a couple of her favourite people, which of course I am one of.

Thank you SO much for everyone’s good wishes and words of encouragement, it made me smile through the tears every time I received a new comment. *wants to hug you*

Right. If you got this post it might mean my workaround for my internet problems can work and I can post. I’ll try it out on replying to the comments all of you beautiful people has posted on my personal ranting and my fics!

*Blows you kisses through surgical mask*

RR
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First of, I’m sorry I haven’t replied yet to your v-gift!

Thank you for my teddy bears, and thinking of me and my family. The hug is just fabulous!! *still hugging*

Please give Spike a kiss from me and Patat.

Love you, hon!

RR
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I’m home, and on leave. I even fin-fuck-ally mowed my lawn yesterday afternoon in preparation for lazing about. Waking up with a sore throat in the middle of the night, feeling miserable the next morning on the start of my BJ long-weekend while it’s a beautiful day outside, and discovering something or someone somewhere is fucking with my internet connection again is NOT what I had in mind!!!

‘Please come’ #13 is about three quarters done. Now, if I can just convince my head to stay on top of my shoulders and not keep wanting to spin off, and manage to stay on email long enough to actually send my fic to [livejournal.com profile] akintay for beta…

No further news on my aunt yet, I texted her at 1 am when I couldn’t sleep, but haven’t had a reply yet. Thanks SO much to everyone that’s been commenting on my last post about her, I’ll try to reply as soon as I can kick the asses of whatever technology gremlins have taken over my laptop and cell phone.

Guess a good place to start would be to run a virus scan… urgh.

*screams silently in frustration since throat hurts*

THIS IS NOT COOL!!!!

…or is LJ slow on your side as well?
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Just heard from my cousin. My aunt’s awake, the mastectomy went without any complications, but the cancer is worse than they thought. She will have to get chemo.

Oh, fucking shit.

I'm scared. Fucking terrified.

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