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Hi, I'm still alive. I miss lj. I miss making fandom friends. Talk to me!!!!

Meme taken from Hils and Scribs

Major life changes? Same old same old?

I can't even remember what was up last time I posted this so let's just start from the start. I live in England. I'm a teaching assistant in school which is a job that bats well below my ability level but gives me a lot of brain time and physical time for things that actually bring me joy (none of which are, so far, marketable). Most of the time I'm okay with that. I still live with my parents becasue low salary but am hoping once my money stops disappearing into the pit that is learning to drive I can start looking for now jobs to remedy that.

I've started taking my writing semi-seriously. As in I still write reams of fanfiction but I also write some original. I've not had anything published yet but I've finished a draft of a young adult novel I'm trying to motivate myself to edit, I'm about 1/3 of the way through writing a children's novel and I have a sci-fi/fantasy young adult novel in planning. I like being able to refer to myself as a writer.

I do a lot of conventions. My favourite my far is nine worlds. I love it. I was on four panels this year and I really enjoyed doing it so hopefully I'll be on panels again next year. I love how it makes fanfiction in itself feel like enough. Like it's not this silly little side hobby that I need to justify but it's my main hobby and that's alright. It doesn't have to be building me up to write original stuff (though I do write original, I've never been motivated to write fanfiction to make my original writing better), it can just be a thing that has value in it's own right. I also made friends there etc. It was good.



What fandom are you in/do you spend most of your time in?

Still firmly in Marvel at the moment. I read outside it a little (Pacific Rim, Hannibal, other fandoms if the fic comes recommended) but Marvel is still home base. I'd like to write more Agent Carter stuff becasue Peggy is the best but I'm not sure who I ship her with. Or if I ship her. And I write shipping fic. I just do. Like AOS has messed me up becasue I don't really ship anything but I want a million versions of Skye as Phil's daughter.



Where do you hang out online?

Tumblr :( But I dislike tumblr, hence this. I don't think I've made a single actual friend through tumblr, which makes me sad. I'm on twitter too (@signe_chan) which is actually better but...yeah, still not the same.



What are you reading?

ClintCoulson fic. Still. Laura Lam's Micah books. I got so many book recs at 9worlds that it could easily take my an entire year to work through them all. I was going to read only books from my shelf this year and that hasn't worked but I'm trying to get through at least some of them. I have so many books in my to-read pile. It's ridiculous. I just finished a re-read of Rainbow Rowell's books. Might try to wade through some of my backlog of young adult next. I've got the first four Dresden Files books kicking around too.



What are you watching?

Currently watching or actively waiting for the next bit of Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Galavant, Gravity Falls and Brooklyn nine-nine. At the moment I'm actively watching Sense8, trying to catch up on Welcome to Night Vale (I know, listening not watching, but whatever), and I'm tentatively watching a little Man From U.N.C.L.E. since Hils has made me curious. I also need to watch season 3 of Hannibal but I want to wait until I'm done with sense8 at least as they're both high concentration/investment shows and I can only do one of them at once. Also the MCU, so much as that counts XD



What are you making?

I'm working on a wedding present for some friends. (Still. I'm going very slowly.)



What are you writing?

Well, I just turned in my two Marvel!Bang stories. I have a fic about Natasha I really need to find a beta for. I'm writing a children's novel. I tentatively started a follow up to "The Lost Art of Flying" and another Clint/Coulson ABO fic where Clint is a juvenile delinquent omega and Phil is a cop alpha but I'm going to subvert a lot of how this normally works by having Clint as the confident one who knows what he wants and Phil as the one who's a but lost. Also I'd like to write some polyamory fic where one of the people in the relationship is asexual.



What are you squeeing about today?

Agent Carter XD I'm 98% sure I'm going to get a tattoo with "I know my value" which is a Peggy quote but I feel it works outside fandom. I've never had a tattoo before and spent a lot of my life saying I never would. It seemed to permanent. But I've randomly had a very morbid few years and I'm coming out of it now but something it's brought home is that life isn't permanent. I get it and it gives me happiness when I look at it for the next five years, it's that enough? I nearly talked myself out of it last night becasue random anxiety but I'm back to mostly committed today.



If you could rope old fandom friends into a new fandom, it would be...

Agent Carter. Come help me figure out who to ship Peggy with XD Talk to me! Make it work in my head.



I should really watch/read/dive into _______ and then come talk to you about it!

See above XD



What else is on your mind?

Not a lot, really.

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Date: 2015-08-27 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] andrea-deer.livejournal.com
I'm still being convinced to watch Agent Carter, but I got some new fandom obsessions and I can't indulge in more than one new fandomy thing, because it lowers the enjoyment leveles for me. (And I feel like I haven't yet squeezed all the newbie joy out of Kingsman fandom.) But I think even before watching tumblr made me ship Peggy with her, er, roommate? (I watched half an ep, forgive me. XD)

And yay for tattoos! I've been planning mine for ages and it seems like I might actually get it within next month or so. And it's not the one I've planned at first, but one that is smaller and I'm equally sure of. (My bravery has its limits, I'd rather start slow XD) And so as a proper fandomnerd I'm getting deathly hallows sign on my forearm. And while I'm sure I want it, it all got sped up in the process more than I anticipated, so I'm a bit anxious myself. Also: pain. I'm not good with that, nuh-uh. D:

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Date: 2015-08-27 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] signe-chan.livejournal.com
Angie. I like Peggy/Angie in a way but I don't feel any inclination to write it? I've loaded up my e-reader with every Peggy fic of decent length I can find anyway so we'll see what I come away shipping XD Or there's going to be a season 2 in the mid-season break so maybe I'll start shipping something then. But when you're ready for a new show you should try it out. It's awesome.

I hate pain. And blood. But now it's become almost like proving something to myself. I want it on the back of my wrist so I can cover it with a watch or bracelet or long sleeves if I want, but I'll be able to see it whenever I want to, too. I haven't got an appointment though, the studio I want to use does drop-ins but only lets you book an appointment in person so you can actually talk to your artist so we'll have to see if they can actually accommodate me. But since it's just text that should be easier.

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Date: 2015-08-28 08:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yalumesse
WE LIIIIIIIIIVE! :D Good to know. It's been ages :)

Pssst: If you want awesome Peggy without worrying about ships, read Sholio's Black Water Rising [http://archiveofourown.org/works/3588402], it's awesome. I ship her with Daniel* and so does the author but it's gen teamwork all the way and is AWESOME.

Actual blood reltive Skye as Phil's daughter AU or the canon semi-adoptive relationship? (I love both! Need to find good fics... any suggestions?)

Re: Tattoo, I'm the same. Not a Peggy quote, but about going back on forth on getting one. Right now the thing putting me off is how much a friend thinks even a tiny 1cm2 thing would cost.

*I DO NOT GET why people ship her with Thompson. At all. In a few seasons when he's stopped being condescending, gotten more than one step down the path he's started down, maaaaaaaaybe. Want to talk shipping? I'LL TALK SHIPPING.

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Date: 2015-08-28 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] signe-chan.livejournal.com
Any Skye + Phil relationship. I tend not to read it actually as I read mostly shipping fic (though I'll ass that one you reced to my to read list), I just compulsively write it. My Marvel!Bang this year is Phil being a respite foster carer for Skye (then melodrama!).

I've kind of decided not to get the tattoo? Might change my mind yet. I want it but I'm worried about other people's reactions (small, conservative town) and where I want it, I have a scar. I know they can tattoo over a scar but when I press the scar I get tingly feelings shooting up my finger. The injury that caused the scar made that part of my finger numb for like a year. So I'm anxious now that tattooing it will somehow cause it to go numb again or something which is kind of ridiculous but an anxiety I don't need in my life.

I don't get shipping her with Thompson either. I think I'm going to land on Peggy/Steve which is odd since I don't normally do het ships or canon pairings. But I want fic where the serum doesn't work but Peggy's like, well, I'm attached to this little dude now so makes him her secretary or something and they fall in love anyway, or maybe alternate post-war fic where Steve didn't go in the ice and they found SHIELD together and get married and when she gets pregnant everyone expects her to quit work and Steve to run things but Steve's all, hell no, Peggy's way better than me at this and becomes a stay at home dad while Peggy kicks ass and takes names.

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Date: 2015-08-28 10:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yalumesse
Ooooo, looking forward to your Bang, then :)

The seesaw of decisions hits again! I'm right there with you. And ow, scar, not fun. Would the tattoo have to be right over it (I'm guessing so) or would right next to it work for the same purpose? Maybe there's a specialist who could tell you if it would go numb again? :(

Peggy/skinnySteve is adorable. I ship Peggy/Steve in general too but not as much, and Peggy/Daniel stole my heart... can't figure out why. Peggy/Angie is very common, and I can sort of see why but just don't get it - do you? I loved them as awesome friends and never saw the shippy spark, but who knows. SkinnySteve as Peggy's boyfriend would be painful as hell from a society-snubbing perspective but it'd be so, so good. Only thing I can't see is Steve doing nothing when there's stuff to be done, as a secretary or a stayhome dad; if Peggy's got a mission, he's always going to do something - even if she tells him not to, even if he's not physically able. At least, that's how I see him. I could be OOCing him... But I could totally see the two of them taking full advantage of everyone else underestimating them. Look, poor sickly little cripple and his demure caretaker wife, they can't possibly be a threat...

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