THINGS

Nov. 2nd, 2010 08:42 pm
labellementeuse: Text-only icon: "We feel our future lies outside the world of academic achievement" (hp fred and george leave school)
[personal profile] labellementeuse
1. I haven't said anything of substance for months and months, although the word document in which I hang my "list of things to write about" has had the following topics entered and erased as they became irrelevant:
- Spirit Day/Purple Day
- The last episode I watched of any show other than So You Think You Can Dance, which is all my brain can handle at the moment, I don't want to talk about it
- [personal profile] bossymarmalade's post about Yoko Ono, which made me cry but I didn't delicious it and if I go and look for it right now THIS POST WILL NEVER GET POSTED JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHERS I STARTED BUT DIDN'T FINISH
- the folk festival (cliff notes: awesome)
- The Hobbit
- Feminism Today
- Stephen Fry

It's also had the following things erased because thinking about them enough to write about them makes me want to scream:
- My last few assignments (cliff notes: this year has been amazing/horrible, I pulled my third all-nighter of the year [only my fourth or fifth in my lifetime] on Sunday, I have been passing but not doing so great)
- How hard it's been to get out of bed lately
- trying to find a job
- trying to find a job
- trying to find a job
- the fact that today I re-wrote my CV to be appropriate for retail and customer service work again
- the fact that I'm considering re-writing it to be appropriate for admin work; what's the difference between admin and reception and can anyone explain to me what quals I need for admin work?
- a whole lot of inappropriate personal detail which I put down, got disgusted with myself, and deleted. But if anyone spontaneously thinks up something they like about me anytime, I could really use the support right now. I just tried to type :D at a friend and I typo'd it as D: three times before I got it right: that's the state of the me right now. Freudian fricking emoticon typos.

2. I'm doing [livejournal.com profile] wrisomifu this month. My plan was to try to finish one of my multiple YW WiPs (I have one Dairine/Carmela Epic of Poor Characterisation and Not Great Plot, one Kit/Ronan Epic of Road Trips and Slashiness, and about a squillion bits and bobs that I've started & not finished) but I really really am not feeling either of them. Does anyone want to prompt me? I basically just want to get in shape before Yuletide sign-ups since I haven't written a word all year. Go crazy and prompt me for any fandom you know I'm in, but fair warning, I really suck at writing about men (I'm trying but it's not going well), so if you give me a non-YW slash prompt it'll be either unfilled or just really *crap*. (Also I only really write in YW so you know. No promises I just want some motivation, I guess.) (I am skimming the Bechdel unfilled prompts too.)

3. Speaking of Yuletide though, who's doing it? Who wants to set up a small gang of whiners-about-Yuletide, maybe just through getting all our emails together and sending out massive whines or emails or squees or whatevs? I know [livejournal.com profile] sixth_light's doing it this year (YAY) and I assume [personal profile] sushiflop, right? I feel like there are more people. Roll up in the comments and let's talk! *chinhands*

3. Does anyone know if DW does the LJ thing where if you let a paid account expire but pick it back up again soonish, your icons come back?

4. I'm really really hungry. I think I'm going to try and find some food, come back and do some writing. How are you today?

Date: 2010-11-02 08:39 am (UTC)
callie: animated cartoon of penguin sitting typing on laptop (computers)
From: [personal profile] callie
Admin - ill defined and sometimes synonymous with reception work, but I'd say more emphasis on organisation/systems and less on customer service. I'd highlight computer skills, particularly in Excel/Access, if you have them and any time you've created systems for organising something, including in a volunteer capacity.

Not because I'm particularly suggesting you work for them, but because they do do ridiculously detailed job descriptions, take a look at the jobs here for things that might be included in an admin position.

Re (3) - I think they do, if I remember correctly.

Date: 2010-11-02 08:51 am (UTC)
hazel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] hazel
I will be doing yuletide, and I would LOVE a small group of people to rant at and be ranted at in return.

Basically, what [personal profile] callie says re. admin is correct: it's really more about organising things rather than customer service.

Date: 2010-11-02 08:54 am (UTC)
callie: feet/ankles wearing rainbow striped socks on a blue background (Default)
From: [personal profile] callie
I think you persuaded me to do yuletide, y? I've written like, three pieces of fanfic in my life. THIS COULD BE INTERESTING.

Date: 2010-11-02 08:55 am (UTC)
hazel: (lucas is wise)
From: [personal profile] hazel
I MIGHT HAVE. It's awesome fun! You just sign up to the stuff you know and/or can recap in a month! Then you write things! And then on Christmas eve, if you have time (actually it's the 23rd here), you write lots of tiny fics as stocking stuffers.

AND THEN ON BOXING DAY YOU READ A LOT OF FIC. :D :D :D

Date: 2010-11-02 08:57 am (UTC)
callie: feet/ankles wearing rainbow striped socks on a blue background (Default)
From: [personal profile] callie
Am researching. Do you have an AO3 invites?

Date: 2010-11-07 05:48 am (UTC)
callie: feet/ankles wearing rainbow striped socks on a blue background (Default)
From: [personal profile] callie
That would be awesomesauce. anna AT randomstatic DOT net please.

Date: 2010-11-02 10:38 am (UTC)
trialia: River Song (Alex Kingston) drinking a cup of coffee. (Default)
From: [personal profile] trialia
I'm happy to set up a mailing list on my domain if you'd like! I'm doing my first Yuletide proper this year, too, instead of just participating in Madness.

(and how I wish we could request crossovers.)

Date: 2010-11-02 11:30 am (UTC)
trialia: River Song (Alex Kingston) drinking a cup of coffee. (Default)
From: [personal profile] trialia
It shouldn't be - saves people typing in loads of individual email addresses once they've signed up to it, just emailing the list address and all members will see it? :) I can make it moderated membership if you'd like - I've got it set up, anyway :)

Hee. Thanks! *squish*

Date: 2010-11-03 08:50 am (UTC)
hazel: (cocktail)
From: [personal profile] hazel
I think a mailing list as suggested elsewhere in the thread would probably work quite well - that way, you only have to remember 1 email address (and it doesn't rely on people being online at the same time). But a comm would be awesome in alternative!

:D

Date: 2010-11-02 09:49 am (UTC)
china_shop: Diana from White Collar looking mischievous (WC Diana mischievous)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
Things I like about you: enthusiasm, smarts, sense of humour, willingness to try new things (like, say, the folk festival). <3

Writing prompt: Diana and Elizabeth talk about how Diana and Christy are adapting to NYC. Neal may or may not add his two cents.

Date: 2010-11-02 08:25 pm (UTC)
china_shop: Fraser giving thumbs up (Fraser thumbs up)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
Awesome! Go you! \o/

Also, I like that you're politically aware. Add that to the list. :-)
Edited Date: 2010-11-02 08:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-11-02 04:00 pm (UTC)
birke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] birke
I just tried to type :D at a friend and I typo'd it as D: three times before I got it right: that's the state of the me right now. Freudian fricking emoticon typos.

You're funny.

Articulate as well.

Around here, I frequently see "detail-oriented" in administrative position advertisements. And I agree on the computer skills.

Date: 2010-11-02 09:38 pm (UTC)
katarik: DC Comics: Major Slade Wilson and Captain Adeline Kane, text but I can make you better (Default)
From: [personal profile] katarik
I am doing Yuletide!

I love you lots, and one of the reasons why is that I think you have excellent taste in fiction and write good recs/reviews.

Date: 2010-11-05 07:56 pm (UTC)
katarik: DC Comics: Major Slade Wilson and Captain Adeline Kane, text but I can make you better (Default)
From: [personal profile] katarik
I would like to!

Date: 2010-11-03 01:44 am (UTC)
the_antichris: Bob with his dog (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_antichris
I'm doing Yuletide! I would love to join a babbling group. I'm also theoretically doing wrisomifu, except I totally flaked last night. My brain, it is not working.

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