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17 February 2011 @ 12:54 pm
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The voting window has opened for both drabble_las and tvnetwork1_las. I'm afraid I see my demise on the horizon for drabble_las. :( Oh, well...

Speaking of Last Author Standing, its moderator could really use some help. Her house is being foreclosed, and she and her mother are raising money for first/last/security deposits on somewhere new and moving expenses. My donation thread is HERE, and others are welcome to make their own offers. ♥

Two nights ago, I had a dream set in college or late in high school, where I had a crowd of people over that included Jared and Jensen, and I was trying to get them to notice each other and how they were obviously made for each other. Except that Jared was too busy trying to impress the girls, and Jensen was mopy and kept wandering off. And he had a slight double chin and was a little soft around the middle (even dream-me was alarmed). Near the end, there was a hedgehog. *scratches head*

Irony: last night, I dreamed I needed to buy size 7 clothes for Christopher, and I was bummed because he was too much of a big boy to wear things like corduroy overalls anymore. I mourned losing the chance to hug his soft, little toddler body in those kinds of clothes. But in fact, after waking up, I now have a really vivid memory of what that DID feel like at the time. And Christopher's 11, so it's been awhile. :0

Our weather has turned to solid rain now, so I'm biking in the garage all week. I've started S4 of Six Feet Under, and now I'm mad at Rico as well as Nate. God, Nate is such a user of women, and I don't understand how he ever gets laid more than once considering how selfish in bed he is. For Lisa... *sigh* I'm glad they cast Lili Taylor in that role, because even with the excess granolisms and some accompanying rigidity, her character was so sweet. Lili is perfect for that kind of role.

Regular TV: 4 episodes behind on Chuck, 3-4 on White Collar, and too many good things on Netflix to keep up with. Why have I not won the lottery yet, so I can retire?
 
 
 
Jas Masson: where's deanjasmasson on February 17th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Voted in the drabble, but there's too many in the tv1 for me right now...

Some clear delineation of quality for me, this time, but the best in the Original was SO HARD again...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 17th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
The TV1 has a LOT Of fics-- I imagine the TV2 that you're in is much the same.

I skimmed over the drabbles, which is how I know I'm in trouble, but I'll have to wait until later to vote. There are some really good ones, which is great-- again, many in the Dr. Who/Torchwood space where I don't really know the fandom at all, but you can glean the gist of it via the drabble.

Thanks for voting!
Jas Masson: where's deanjasmasson on February 17th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
I imagine the TV2 that you're in is much the same.

Too true. I only voted in it out of obligation (alas, not many of the entrants felt the call!). I'm always worried, too, about voting on fandoms I don't know. If they get the SPaG right, and I can clearly understand what they're trying to say, there's not much more I can go on, and I could miss something good/bad in relation to fanon/canon.

At least in the drabbles there's always the 'completeness' issue to judge on as well. A drabble's more techinically difficult, in my view. I admire the drabbler's skills!

I shouldn't worry if I were you at this point, though. When you look closer you'll see a few clearly at a lesser standard which I KNOW darn well weren't you. ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
Sadly, it's not a question of 'quality' for the drabble. Sometimes, that's not what drives votes. One of them, last time, had a ton of basic punctuation errors, and while it got one (one) "worst" vote, it also got a "best" vote!

I agree with you about drabbles being more technically difficult. They are! The flow, the completeness, all within exactly 100 words. Which may be why I can't resist them. They're a unique combination of "puzzle" and art. :)

Did you buy that house yet? :0
Jas Masson: cluejasmasson on February 18th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Did you buy that house yet? :0

Alas, no. It's so hard to sell these days I think, annoyingly, I'm going to have to wait to move...

I agree with you about drabbles being more technically difficult. They are! The flow, the completeness, all within exactly 100 words. Which may be why I can't resist them. They're a unique combination of "puzzle" and art. :)

I agree. I'm such an undisciplined writer myself that I really admire them. Perhaps I should try it next round as a learning experience!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
Ah, I didn't realize you already owned a house. That makes it much harder. :(

Give drabbles a try! There's always supernatural100. You can use past prompts, and heaven knows I've mined it heavily. ;)
Need, Take, Haveneedtakehave on February 17th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
I actually extended the voter a full 24 hours so that should help some.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
I hope so! When I look at the sheer number of entries, I kind of boggle. And that used to be true when there was just one network (at least, in the earliest rounds, anyway). :)
cindy: jensen - cw promotsuki_no_bara on February 18th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
>>Near the end, there was a hedgehog.<<

and was it looking at jensen like "do we go to the same barber, or what?" :D

i think that's my favorite part of that dream - jared, jensen, girls, mopey... and then there was a hedgehog! hee.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Starry Nighthalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
It was so random!

Everything pretty much tied together for virtually the entire dream, but near the end things kind of veered toward someone's in-house petting zoo and the hedgehog was there. And it was kind of floppy and unrealistically soft. :0

Jensen wasn't at all himself in that dream. He was a little overweight and not only mopey but socially-awkward shy.
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on February 18th, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
there was a really nice guy who went to church evey week and pleaded with God to help him win the lottery.

Finally a voice boomed out from the altar. "MEET ME HALFWAY. BUY A TICKET."
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 18th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! Well, that's part of the problem, to be honest. HSH used to by a single lottery ticket each week ($52 a year), but with the shock treatments and such he's forgotten so often that he's out of the habit.

Must restart!