greyias: (John radio)
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 11:50 am
Before I get myself in trouble with snarking, a meme that I saw over on [ profile] maxiekatt2's journal the other week that looked too fun not to try.

See how long we can carry on a thread using nothing but our icons as communication. The more cracked out, the better. To leave a blank comment, merely reply with nothing but < in the comment field.

So... do I have any takers?
greyias: (hmm)
Friday, June 19th, 2009 06:03 am
Woke up way too early this morning. Must remind myself to chillax.

So, after spending all week cramming my brain full of formulas, wire gauges, and project management strategies, I'm just about ready to think about something else. So, a meme!

Stolen from [ profile] mumumugen:

Pick a character that I have written, or that you know I have substantial headcanon about, and ask any five questions about him/her. Be sure to specify whether you would like responses to be OOC (responding as the writer) or IC* (responding as the character).

* Am I the only one who sees the potential for hilarity/tears with this option?

I'll be traveling most of the day, but I'll try to answer any of these this evening when I get back to the homestead.
greyias: (*poke*)
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 01:36 pm
I am somehow surprised, unsurprised, taken aback, and outraged by the Proposition 8 shenanigans that continue in California. My feelings are best summed up by the one dissenting judge on the matter:

"Promising equal treatment to some is fundamentally different from promising equal treatment for all. Promising treatment that is almost equal is fundamentally different from ensuring truly equal treatment."

So, instead of shaking my head, I'm going to meme instead!

Fandom meme snurched up from [personal profile] jadesfire

The rules are simple, if you're interested leave a comment and I'll LJ stalk you to find THREE FANDOMS you apparently love. And then you answer these questions about them!

1) What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2) Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3) Favorite episodes/books/movies/etc.?
4) Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5) Do you think that more people should get into this fandom?

[personal profile] jadesfire gave me Supernatural, Rawhide, and a choice between Doctor Who or Stargate Atlantis. I went with SGA after a little dithering.

Supernatural )

Rawhide )


And snagging this from... I think everyone else on my f-list, although [personal profile] naye was the last one I saw with it.

Favorite Ship Meme )

And before I forget, I thought I would add that [community profile] sgabigbang sign-ups are still open in all areas (writers/artists/betas/cheerleaders/coders). [personal profile] jadesfire and I have signed up as a team, which is going to produce some interesting results for sure1. This is the last year this iteration of the Big Bang is going to be run, so if you do want to join in on the fun...

1 - Jades, are you suuuure?
greyias: (i dig it)
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 09:15 am
Stolen from [ profile] mumumugen, cool numbers and all! :O

❶ Name 15 of your LJ Friends. Um... I can't count?
❷ Then put your music playlist on shuffle.
❸ Each random song is dedicated to one of your Friends. (Ex; First song for first friend on list)
❹ Ready? GO!!!

Cut for Hilarity and Tears )
greyias: (hat)
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 08:12 pm
The head cold I'm fighting off is seriously hampering my ability to write anything coherent longer than a standard comment/comment reply. So, instead, I shall drown my entry with memes that I did yesterday while high on DayQuil1 and hope no one notices the difference.

Nicked from [ profile] mumumugen:


To Do This... )

Mine looks like... okay, I have no idea, but it looks like some genre of music. Or something... I think the cold meds are wearing off.

GAH! )

Snurched from [ profile] jadesfire2808

Post a single sentence from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations. No more than one sentence.

Insert funny LJ-Cut Comment Here )

1 - Many apologies to anyone who received a strange comment from me in the past day or so. I get a little bit loopy on Day/NyQuil, even if they've taken out most of the fun ingredients these days.
greyias: (security drones)
Monday, February 2nd, 2009 01:16 pm
Or maybe this post should be titled Hey, You Survived the Weekend (which Survived the Work Week)... but that would be long, cumbersome, and probably a little confusing. Sadly, Saturday night one small drink with the folks turned into an all-night party. Unfortunately that led to Sunday, where I was actually contemplating my survival of dehydration because I couldn't keep water even down. Oh... I need to start partying with people my age again. It's always much more lethal with my parents. (Also, much more lethal when you combine chardonnay and vodka. I'll save everyone some time: DON'T.)

Sunday morning I woke up with a dry mouth, and that vague dread you have when you realize you're conscious, but in a completely different room than when you were last cognizant. After a leery stretch for the nearest internet enabled device, I discovered that I thankfully passed out before I could grace you all with my lovely, illogical drunken wisdom. It was close, though. I had apparently started a post, but never finished it. For your amusement, here's a snippet:

Drunken Rambling and Crayon Table Sketches ), yeahhh. Thankfully, though, I did not press "Post" at the end of the (even longer) drunken ramblings. Small favors.

We just finished up with the rather large project here at work, so I have a little time to breathe this afternoon before we start on the next big project. I'm thinking, though, that I seriously need to carve out some time of day to work on my writing. I might have to become a morning person, or something, since that appears to be the only time of day where nothing (and no one) can really interfere and distract me.

And... um... meme?

Comment with a story I've written, and I will tell you one thing I knew, learned, or wondered about while writing the story that didn't make it onto the page.
greyias: (Default)
Friday, January 30th, 2009 09:04 pm
Oh... this is going to end in tears. Maybe tears of hilarity, who knows? Either way...!


The first five people to respond to this post (saying they want in on the meme) will get something made by me! My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
- What I create will be just for you.
- It'll be done this year.
- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry. I may draw or paint something.
- I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to put this in your journal as well.

ETA: Four claims.
greyias: (peekaboo)
Thursday, December 18th, 2008 11:09 am
I have been informed by some not-so-anonymous people (*cough[ profile] mumumugencough*) that it is mandatory for me to put one of these up this year. *dramatic sigh* So I guess I will. However, it's just a teensy bit close to Christmas, because, uh, the holidays EXPLODED on me? (You were wondering why the Ficmas dried up, weren't you? Really sorry, but it couldn't be avoided. I'm going to try really hard to finish those and have massive postings soon. Gomenasai!) Seeing as it is the 18th of December, I'm really not expecting anything, except maybe for you guys to have a good holiday season. (Yeah, I'm cheesy.)

Holiday Wishlist Instructions )

List )

And before I disappear back into the Holiday Madness Mist again, how's everyone doing this fine holiday season?
greyias: (Default)
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 10:02 am
A post of real substance later! (Maybe.) But first... it's meme time! Yanked from [ profile] mumumugen)

Step 1: Put your media player on random. iPod in my case
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is cheating.

Meeeeeeeeme )

I think in this case, my iPod is revealing to the world how incredibly mainstream and boring my music tastes are (most of the time...)
greyias: (mcshep cell)
Thursday, November 13th, 2008 09:38 pm
From [ profile] aelfgyfu_mead:

If you saw ME in a police car, what would you think I got arrested for? Answer me, then post to your own journal and see how many crimes you get accused of.

Also, I'm eyeing that team sign-up post over at [ profile] sga_flashfic and really having to talk myself out of it. Oh, too many fics on the plate already. I can't. I shouldn't. (And I will not write a 5 Things Thanksgiving Fic for the See No Evil 'verse. I will not. I will not.)
greyias: (peekaboo)
Thursday, October 9th, 2008 08:16 am
Because I'm putting off working for five more minutes... the meme that's currently going 'round. Wait, wait, is it a surprise who's in the top spot? ...nah. No contest there.

Who comments the most on this journal? )
greyias: (mcshep cell)
Thursday, September 18th, 2008 04:26 pm
The SGA Meme seen 'round the world!:

When you see this, post a quote from Stargate: Atlantis in your journal.

"I'm still trying to understand how you thought it was a good idea to test this device by having someone throw you off a balcony."

"Oh, believe me, that's not the first thing we tried."

"I shot him." John gets the dreaded Mom look. "In the leg!"

It was at this point in the series where I fell head over heels... for John, for Rodney, for their crazy boyish antics, and the whole show itself! I've actually lost count of how many times I've seen "Hide and Seek". It has yet to get old.
greyias: (Default)
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 01:24 pm
I'm way behind in responding to comments and other posts, but I'll catch up one day! I have several earmarked, even if they're over a week old (whoops).

From [profile] jadesfire2808 who was bored. Being equally bored, I decided to give it a shot.  Yes, I know being equally bored means i should reply to comments, but I'm having a "non intelligent" week, so it takes me twice as long to compose something.

greyias: (teyla skeptical)
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 01:04 pm
Snerched from... half my f-list? Even if I haven't quite had time to respond to them all yet.

List one, three, or five of your favorite stories that you have written and why they are your favorite.

Members of this author's flist: list one, three, or five of your favorite stories by this author and why they are your favorite. Then copy this meme and post it on your own journal for the same.

Meme! )

Looking at it... most of those are fairly recent. I think this year alone, I've been able to really start to pin down what "works" and why. Around the end of last year I started looking at my favorite authors and studying their stuff and why it resonated with me so much. I don't think I've really cracked it, but I think I've been learning how to add a little more depth (at least to my eyes) to my writing.
greyias: (Ronon squint)
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 08:12 am
It's a Tuesday morning, and it appears I need a carafe of coffee for my desk. As I do not have a sleepy/tired/coffee/caffeine icon, we will go with what I am right now dubbing "Ronon doesn't do mornings" icon.

From [profile] jadesfire2808:

Meme! )

greyias: (mcshep cell)
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 09:13 pm
The Character Meme That Turned Into Fic Crack Snarkapalooza We'll just go with character meme.

Originally from [personal profile] mumumugen, who after knowing me for more than a decade, should really know better than to encourage me in matters such as this.

.:Rules:. (in which I blatantly disregard two out of the three)
1. Choose a few of your own characters. Five at the most
2. Make them answer the following questions
3. Then tag three people. (...go on, I dare ya.)

John Sheppard (SGA)
Rodney McKay (SGA)
I was going to do three others, but two someones took over. You're all shocked, I know.


greyias: (dork)
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 08:53 am
My coffee is unhappy with me this morning:Or perhaps I am simply sleep deprived and giving my morning beverage anthropomorphic properties. However seeing as I made up angsty frying pan dramas when I was making pancakes the other day, this just could be an indicator of a more serious underlying problem. Sadly, I took pictures of that too.

greyias: (Default)
Sunday, April 6th, 2008 12:17 am
Because I'm slow...

Icon meme, from [profile] jadesfire2808
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick four of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee!!

greyias: (hl plz)
Monday, March 10th, 2008 08:30 pm
Taking a break from writing for a few minutes, because I've written like 6500 words (and that's only on the most recent incarnation) on this story today alone. That, and the angst is about to smother me, so I must come up for some air. Borrowed from [personal profile] mumumugen , because it's fun :D

I, of course, am the chattiest Cathy doll on my own journal. Probably as it should be. *snerks* Leesa wins the booby prize though! <3!