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20 September 2004 @ 04:04 pm
On the eve of a paper -- a status report.  
This morning's breakfast: a multivitamin, coffee and cookies.
Status of the outfit: big coffee stain right on my breast. It looks like I'm lactating caffeine.
Status of the paper: calling it a paper would really be going too far, don't you think? I mean, it's going to be very, very short, and probably very, very poorly written, and that's probably for the best! It's an opinion piece! You can say whatever!
Hours until deadline: Three or so.
Mental state: Chipper, yet peaceful. Basically not conducive to paper writing at all. Which, due to said peacefulness, I'm fine with. For now.
Temperature: Baseline normal, baby. I'm a healthy wee Niflet, again! Woot!
Times your coughing caused concern glances in class: About seven.
Revised opinion of health: I'm a moderately healthy wee Niflet again! Woot!
Open word documents: Five
Ratio of fannish documents to school related ones: 3 to 2.
Recent trends in writing: Epic. Way epic. pearl_o's ...request? bunny? ... continues to teeth epically on my brain, in this way where I have 20 pages or so, and it just keeps going and going and going and...*covers face with hands* And! On top of that! slodwick and bexless will be pleased to note that certain historical Clex ideas have been reshuffling themselves in my brain to the extent that I legitimately believe I may *write* it. Soon. *blinks in astonishment*
Strange urges: I kind of want to dye my hair purple. It'll pass, I think.

Extra Bonus Item:

Stories I have read and enjoyed today:

1. HP, Remus/Sirius - The Curious Incident of the Dog in Daylight by hackthis. I fangirl her wildly, I admit this. However, there's something about her descriptions of bearded Sirius that just gets to me on a very visceral level. I can't explain it. I just know I love it. Besides, The Divine Miss Z has a way with protagonists who wrestle with their simmering resentment toward their man.

2. dS, Fraser/Rayk - Academic Punk by thehoyden. Lively, and sexy, and smart AU where both Ray and Fraser are English professors at the University of Chicago. I love Ray in this, and I love the language of Fraser yearning for him and I wish madly that I could have either one of them as my profs. *fans self* Also, how much fun is it to say Guelph? I think a lot.

3. HP, Ron/Hermione/Harry - Bed and Board by resonant8. Ron and Hermione have a Harry clause, and slap my face if the resulting story isn't just so hot your monitor melts. I don't read too much of this pairing (though I feel odd typing 'pairing' in regard to a threesome -- what's the more appropriate term?), but after reading this, I can't help but wonder why the hell don't I?!?! Because, obviously, it's the three of them together forever and ever, Amen.

4. King Arthur (THE MOVIE!!! NOT THE LE MORTE D'ARTHUR! SEPERATE THE TWO IN YOUR HEAD OR YOU, LIKE ME, WILL BE DEEPLY TORN ON THE ENTIRE FANDOM!!!) Lancelot/Arthur - Casus Belli by guede_mazaka. This is a first person fic, told from Arthur's point of view and set in an AU where Arthur is busy trying to subdue Samartia instead of fighting naked Keira Knightley...I mean Woads. Right. Woads. But! at any rate. This is beautiful, with an Arthur who is slowly being hollowed out by the conflicting pull of his duty and his compassion and a proud, haughty Lancelot who isn't written as too much of a brat this time around. Which I like, because I -- as you can probably tell by my ranty parenthetical -- have certain issues with this fandom, all based on my Arthurian obsession. But, anyway, the tone and mood are gorgeous, melancholy and angry and the relationships ring true, and she gets *inside* Clive Owen's Arthur and shows us a little more than the movie ever dared to.

Also, if you have any interest whatsoever in King Arthur (THE MOVIE!!! REMEMBER THAT, NIFRA, THE MOVIE!!! *cough*), you should also read her epic AU, Wolfskin. And then you should either counsel me on my inability to seperate Le Morte D'Arthur from the Bruckheimer movie and my intense desire to be able to do so.

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Rosa Parks - Outkast
the opposite of batmanpearl_o on September 20th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)

Or, um. Something more seemly there. *cough*

And why *don't* you read more Harry/Ron/Hermione? I don't even hardly read HP and I can't quite resist it. (Or Harry/Ron, actually. Woo, best friend kink. And shameful crushing on both Ron and Rupert Grint, for some reason. Hmm.)

I do a dance of encouragement for your paper.
r1cepudding on September 20th, 2004 01:31 pm (UTC)
I suffer from the exact same shameful crushing. And hey, at least you're in vaguely the same age bracket as them. I'm just a dirty old woman. *merrily merrily merrily to hell*

Nifraaaaaaaaa. Don't *tease* with the historical Clex. Because YAY!!!
pure FORESHADOWING: Clark RHPSnifra_idril on September 21st, 2004 09:59 am (UTC)
I tease not, young Bexlet. I state only the truth, and the truth is this: there's an opening sentence rolling around my head so much I'm getting dizzy. Curse you! *shakes fist*
pure FORESHADOWING: giles mack daddynifra_idril on September 21st, 2004 09:58 am (UTC)
I <3 Ron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But. yes. I see the three of them, and I am helpless I tell you, helpless. I think because in my head if Harry doesn't end up with the two of them, then he's going to die.

peeps wanna see peeps boink: ot3musesfool on September 20th, 2004 01:34 pm (UTC)
I can't help but wonder why the hell don't I?!?! Because, obviously, it's the three of them together forever and ever, Amen.

Damn straight, baby.

I love the triosmut, and I only feel vaguely guilty about it these days, every second thursday. *g*

pure FORESHADOWING: charlize sexnifra_idril on September 21st, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
Guilt is that thing other people have instead of fun. *waves hand airily*

And, yes. Triosmut, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

(Although there's still enough Buffy in my head that typing that makes me think of Andrew, Warren and Jonathan. And that makes me feel guilty, in largely the same way that Harry/Hermione/Ron should but for whatever reason don't. I have no adequate reason for that.)
peeps wanna see peeps boink: ot3musesfool on September 23rd, 2004 09:13 am (UTC)
Although there's still enough Buffy in my head that typing that makes me think of Andrew, Warren and Jonathan.

Heh. I think of them as the Troika, so I don't have that problem. *g*

H/R/Hr doesn't make you feel guilty because it's just SO RIGHT.
veredusveredus on September 20th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
Isn't Academic Punk awesome?! I just recced it myself early this morening at...around...4am...um, yeah. *runs off to read other recs*
pure FORESHADOWING: fabio!clarknifra_idril on September 21st, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
Oh yes, yes yes. It very much so is! *bounces* It made me deeply happy.
sageness on September 20th, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
Eeee! Your recs made my day!! And I think I just fell madly in love with thehoyden. That story rocked my socks in a big way...and made me miss the fuck out of grad school. I love academia. Until I remember how I don't, actually. Writing papers made me nuts (and there's a reason my degree's focus is in creative writing)...but then, also, I'd much rather encourage than critique. And yet...right now I just miss the hell out of it.

*hugs you*
pure FORESHADOWING: charisma!nifra_idril on September 21st, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
Hey if you ever feel the need to write a paper in a very overwhelming way -- just let me know. *grins* I'm sure I'll have a couple that need writing. *snugs*