thedeadparrot
22 November 2014 @ 10:06 pm
So if you wanted to read my last fic without catching up on How to Get Away with Murder, you can probably get away with watching this Youtube playlist of all the Connor/Oliver scenes. It's only 19 minutes long in total, and it takes less than 2 minutes to get to the implied rimming, so.

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It's probably still a disjointed mess, but I need to get rid of it so I can go back to focusing on my Yuletide fic.

Title: Breakpoint
Fandom: How to Get Away with Murder
Pairing: Connor Walsh/Oliver Hampton
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~6,300
Summary: Sex Criminals AU. Connor's penis is literally magic.
Notes: Un-betaed. Follows canon up until 1x08. If you haven't read Sex Criminals yet, you should totally do so. After doing that, you should write me all the Sex Criminals AUs. Also, I take no credit for the glowing penises. You can blame Matt Fraction or Chip Zdarsky for that one.

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19 November 2014 @ 07:16 pm
Gave a talk for a work thing, and I think it was okay. I had a hard time telling if it was too short or too long, so I whizzed my way through it too quickly by talking way, way too fast. Oh well. It was nerve-wracking, and now that it's over, I am kind of exhausted and kind of miserable as an aftermath of the stress.

Finished the first draft on a How to Get Away with Murder thing that will be totally jossed tomorrow and that is kind of a disjointed mess. It did help me get into the groove of writing again, and I've made a bunch of progress on my Yuletide story at the same time, so that is good. I'm trying to decide whether or not it's worth putting in the effort of editing it so that it can be posted or if I'm just going to ditch it and focus on Yuletide instead. Bah. Decisions.

This is also apparently the week for me wallowing in self-loathing and introversion, but I need to go be social and shit tomorrow and Friday at work. Sigh. I will get through this week. I will get through Thanksgiving. And then we'll see where things go from there.

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I just got a call today from someone claiming to be the MA State Police saying I was missing a form (a mysterious form 61, in case you were wondering) in my 2012 taxes and now I had the choice between (a) getting arrested or (b) settling things with them right now.

There was a lot of stuff that was suspicious about it. First off, the accents. I don't discount that the police do hire people with foreign backgrounds and foreign accents, but this one person forwarded me to his superior officer, who had the exact same foreign accent as him, and then he gave the most whitebread name possible.

Next, okay, I know the government well enough to know that the IRS will be the ones who will go after low level tax evasion like this. No reason to farm it out to state police. Or, I guess, the FBI? IDK. The accents made things somewhat hard to follow.

They also kept repeating the words 'legal complaint' which was just odd. If there's something wrong with my taxes, it should be an audit, not a 'legal complaint'. Legal complaint from the IRS? What? And the fact that they said we could settle things right now? Make everything go away, just like that? Come on. No government agency works like that.

Still, it was nervewracking. They even pretended to send some officers to 'where she is right now' when I said I'd prefer to go to court instead of doing whatever the hell they wanted to me to do. That literal phrase. Not an address, which was a relief. Phone calls are difficult enough by themselves, but when someone's threatening to arrest you, it's even worse. Even though I sound super cool and smart and sophisticated in this post (ha), I was freaked out and half torn between believing it and thinking that it must be bullshit. That fear of 'oh shit, what if this is really real?' can take over your brain and paralyze it, which is what they're counting on. Thankfully, it didn't get the better of me.

It's interesting, because becoming savvy at the internet, at e-mail phishing scams and tricky pop up ads and down-on-their-luck Nigerian princes, means that I knew what to be suspicious of and what to watch out for when something like this happened to me. So, thanks, all you slimy assholes. I'm glad to see that you taught me well.

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09 November 2014 @ 12:06 pm
I love fall weather the best. I spent part of yesterday morning planting bulbs for the parks department (cue Leslie Knope joke here), and it was sunny and chilly an perfect. It actually went by pretty quick because there were enough volunteers to really assembly line the whole process, and so I was in and out in no time at all.

I also visited the local butcher and got myself some sausage. Now I have 3 links of sausage left and I'm not sure what I want to do with it.

Yuletide story is at 550 words. I'm still having trouble focusing on it, even though I generally know how I want it to go. Blah. I'm having trouble writing on my desktop because there are so many video games I could play instead.

I am now sort-of watching Top Chef Boston. Mostly because of the Boston parts, tbh. They really are struggling to make it properly 'Bostonian'.

Okay, and to finish this up, here, have a Youtube video that delighted me today:



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30 October 2014 @ 06:56 pm
Excited, not super super nervous. It's in my wheelhouse, though I want to see if I can kick it up a notch from that, find something deeper and bigger as a frame outside the narrow slice that's been asked for.

The best thing about it is the chance to revisit the source material. I've been meaning to go back to it for a while, but haven't had the impetus. Now there is!

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29 October 2014 @ 09:20 pm
There are movies that stick with you, even if they are not so good. The Adjustment Bureau is one of those movies for me. I saw it for the first time a couple years ago, and I was just thinking about it again, so I guess I'll word vomit about it a bit.

you really don't care about this, honestCollapse )

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21 October 2014 @ 08:27 pm
Hi Yuletide Writer!

Thanks so much for writing this fic for me! I am sure I will enjoy anything you come up with, so thank you so much!

Here's some of my general likes/dislikes: I like happy feelings and sad feelings and silly feelings and angry feelings and everything in between. Happy endings are not required. The things that I really dig are characterization and worldbuilding, and I think pretty much all of my requests have tons of interesting nooks and crannies to explore along those lines. Not into character bashing, not even for the gigantic assholes who probably deserve it. I'm pretty open to shipping or not shipping depending on how you feel about it. I've tried to leave things as gen as possible with the option for things to become more shippy or romantic if you do so desire. Or hell, feel free to go in a more gennish direction if that's more interesting to you.


Here's my prompts copy/pasted from the sign-up.

Broken Age, Saga, Gotham Central, How to Get Away with MurderCollapse )

Anyway, have fun! I hope you enjoy writing this as much as I'm sure I'm going to enjoy receiving it!
-thedeadparrot

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18 October 2014 @ 09:42 pm
What does exploitative and/or trashy TV look like in a BDSM AU? Law & Order: Sub Protections Unit? Say Yes to the Collar? (I was trying to find a correctly rhyming scheme for this, and the best I could do is 'Holler at the Collar' which sounds like a 50 year old marketing exec trying to be hip.) The Bachelor Dom?

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14 October 2014 @ 10:07 pm
I love weather, man. And I love autumn weather most of all. It was pretty much summer today, so I am cranky. CRANKY. Gimme autumn back.


Also, I wish we had more fic that ended Pygmalion-style, where after a long, drawn out mess of melodrama and pining and miscommunication and angst, one party dumps the other party permanently and leaves, leaving the other party miserable and alone.

This is reminding me how much it annoys me when people rewrite the ending of Pygmalion.


I made a list of fandoms I'm willing to offer for Yuletide this year. I guess I really am readying myself to participate.


#GamerGate is somehow still alive. I know, right?

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