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17 October 2008 @ 07:05 pm
I'm getting married!
October 26, 2008

For posterity, the engagement was on the October 15, 2008

*smooches raegan_1*


For people of voting age in California, please remember to vote NO on Prop 8 in the November 4th election.
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Ice'is Blue
24 August 2008 @ 09:23 pm
My new job and coworkers are fabulous. <3
 
 
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Ice'is Blue
13 July 2008 @ 11:35 pm
Author: Ice'is Blue
Title: Digimon 222: Dark Masquerade
Pairings: Taichi/Yamato, Ken/Daisuke, Jyou/Mimi, Koushiro/???
Summary for this Chapter: Hikari, Yamato, Koushiro, and Gennai are out to rescue Taichi from Kidou's men. Sora comes along, Miyako has fun, Ken is evil, and Takeru just might be worse than evil.
Rating: R (this chapter); NC-17 (overall)
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Warning(s): Foul language? Erratic updates? Small doses of het?
Word Count: 41,000+ words for this chapter; 8,877 words in this post
Author's Notes: Life has been crazy (my new job starts in a little over 8 hours), but chapter six is finally done. Mea maxima culpa. I feel good about this version, but con-crit is warmly welcomed. If something doesn't work for you, pipe up, ne?

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Ice'is Blue
13 July 2008 @ 10:55 pm
Author: Ice'is Blue
Title: Digimon 222: Dark Masquerade
Pairings: Taichi/Yamato, Ken/Daisuke, Jyou/Mimi, Koushiro/???
Summary for this Chapter: Hikari, Yamato, Koushiro, and Gennai are out to rescue Taichi from Kidou's men. Sora comes along, Miyako has fun, Ken is evil, and Takeru just might be worse than evil.
Rating: R (this chapter); NC-17 (overall)
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Warning(s): Foul language? Erratic updates? Small doses of het?
Word Count: 40,880 words for this chapter; 6,267 words in this post
Author's Notes: Life has been crazy, but chapter six is finally done. Mea maxima culpa. I feel good about this version, but con-crit is warmly welcomed. If something doesn't work for you, pipe up, ne?

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Ice'is Blue
24 June 2008 @ 11:40 pm
Today I did quite a bit of preliminary work for the Archive of Our Own project. The section I'm focusing on is the 'Subscription' section, which will function similar to an RSS reader for stories, authors, tags, and any number of archive-associated objects.

The next three days will be moving hell. My mother will be "helping." She and I have polar opposite ideas regarding organization and work flow, and I expect there will be much more shouting/stress/stupidity than there needs to be.

Thankfully, 99.9% of the boxes are already packed. It will now just be a matter of putting things in the truck. Which should be easy, as I've done something similar 3+ times in as many years. *knocks on every wood surface available*

When prompted to leave feedback for the archive it was also suggested that I offer up haiku. I sent them one at the bottom of my message... but then I kept writing more.....

Haiku Poetry on Writing, Cats, and Fanfiction -- Part 1Collapse )Did I mention I was born blonde?Collapse )

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Ice'is Blue
18 June 2008 @ 03:23 pm
Job: My old librarian job went bye-bye a while back. I got the short-end of some nasty office politics. It wasn't my fault in any way, shape, or form, but it really knocked my self-esteem. And it took a while to recover from that. But now.... XD new job, with fantastic co-workers who -like- each other, and they all like -me-. My boss will even be in the same building as me (not the case for the last position). The pay's about 5-10k less than what I was making before (depending on if I can start as a Librarian II or not).... but the cost of living will be lower and the workload and work environment are better. So I'm not complaining at all. Quite to the contrary. I'm ecstatic!

Apartment: When I was at the library for a visit, I also spent some extra time in the city looking at apartments, so I've actually got a complex already picked out. When I called to confirm availability, they said that the special with the reduced price I was quoted had ended, but in the end, I was able to get them to honor it. This new one will be much more spacious than my old one (2 bed x 2 bath) compared to (1 x 1), and 1140 sq. ft. compared to 825 sq. ft. And it comes with a private garage, AND it's -cheaper-. And not only is it cheaper compared to my old apartment, but compared to other apartments in the area, it's cleaner, better maintained, and places running about $50 less are only in the 800-900 sq ft. range. So I'm really happy with it.

Moving: Part of the deal to get the reduced rate, was that I had to move in ASAP, which is fine, since I never unpacked any of my stuff. So... I'm moving in a week! Move-in date's Friday, June 27th.

Fanfic: I received two lengthy reader responses a while back. Though I haven't actually responded to them, I am utterly grateful to the writers. The feedback really helped and got my creative juices flowing when I really needed it. And I -will- respond in the near future. Furthermore, the full chapter six of Dark Masquerade will be posted here at LJ before my new job's start date, July 14. I also think by then I'll have a fairy-tale-inspired fic in the Harry Potter fandom to share as well. (Speaking of fairy tales, I'll see what I can do about finishing up "Captive Complications," too.)

Original Fiction: I've been toying around with original fiction for the past decade -- one central story idea, with the potential for upwards of 8+ books. Something about it wasn't quite gelling for me earlier, but I think I may have found the answer recently.... I'm still in the world-building and character-building stages, though.
 
 
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Ice'is Blue
15 May 2008 @ 11:20 am
I'm on page 51 of a 172 page-long opinion (S147999) issued by the California Supreme Court. [Direct PDF Link, 468 KB]

...and I think, if I've been reading this thing correctly... the court sided with the plaintiffs in saying that denying same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional! (So we're #2 behind Massachusetts?!!!)

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In issuing their opinion, the justices frequently referenced landmark cases in interracial marriage rights. I'm extremely glad to see they took this approach (or, really, just ruled without having their head stuck up their ass).

IANAL, so I don't know how this will actually play out in real life, but this document really makes me squee right now.

The issue of 'gay marriage' is going to be on our November ballot, so while the justices ruled it's unconstitutional now, if CAians change the language of the constitution, that may not be true in November. *woe* The unofficial version of this on the previous ballot passed with a 60% in favor of 'preserving' marriage. (This time, we can haz TV adz nao? Liek, "We'r in ur bedz, makin' teh geyz, but u no worry! It all OK!")

To be updated as I read more of the brief...
 
 
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Ice'is Blue
First off, been meaning to post about this for a while.... Toshokan Sensou (Library War) ... how awesome is that???

In the year 2019, the explosion of information and misinformation became a direct threat to society. In a daring decision, it was decided to create a new government agency dedicated solely to information management. Now some thirty years later (year 2052), the government still monitors and controls information, suppressing anything they find undesirable, but standing against their abuses of power are the libraries . . . where the librarians carry guns.

It's really a shoujo series at heart despite the strong military ties. Book-loving people, a strong undercurrent of romance, and a kick-ass heroine.... She reminds me a bit of Ouran High School Host Club's female lead, Haruhi, actually. Strong-minded, opinionated, more determination than skill or grace.

Did I mention it was about libraries?? TOTAL WIN.

Secondly... HD_Inspired started posting their H/D Animagus Fest!!!!!! (click for adorable red_rahl banner)Collapse )

Thirdly, if you haven't looked at trailers and vids for the upcoming Twilight movie, boy are you in for a treat. If you crave more info, there's quite a few exclusive videos and interviews over at the MTV website and other places. (MTV updates with new content every Tuesday.) Stephenie Meyer's website also has a few tidbits.

As for me... I sort of started a sequel to my Aang/Zuko preslash fic for Avatar. I'm also committing myself to finishing up an H/D inspired-by-a-fairytale fic... Prunella. Which also begs for being told from the flipside in a new fic. In Prunella, Harry's a squib, Neville's the boy who lived, and Draco is the son who has a yearning for a kiss. And that's all very nice and traditional (except where I tweak the tasks H/D-style). But... I also want to do Prune-face... a story where Draco Malfoy needs an attitude change and Harry is the son of the witch who will teach him a lesson.

In conclusion, I post this Avatar joke, stolen from jupiter_star's icon (and was probably a line from the show??)...

Iroh: If at first you don't make tea, chai, chai again.
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Ice'is Blue
23 April 2008 @ 02:15 am
I don't think I've done just a fic rec post before. But I rather feel compelled to do so now.

hd_worldcup has been churning out fantastic stories at a dizzying rate, but a fic I read tonight snagged my first perfect score.

Run, do not walk, to read this: Beneath Boundless Skies by Team EWE

Bring tissues.

That is all. Carry on.
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Ice'is Blue
15 April 2008 @ 07:39 pm
Sweet Digital Deities. This is like, version 37, I swear, but I've finally written an ending to Chapter 6 of Dark Masquerade that I like. Rae-chan has been awesome as sentence-fixer, sounding board, and all-around cheerleading goddess.

I still have yet to merge two different drafts and do general tidying, but we're that much closer to having a finished chapter.

Much love and thanks to everyone who's reviewed, nagged, and encouraged. The chapter's conclusion will be posted here on LJ first.

Cut, for ranting/nattering about FFN and MM.org and a plug for the forthcoming OTW ArchiveCollapse )
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