Aug. 27th, 2015

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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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