aivix: (Default)
Filmed my last task for my pathology class today. I'm hoping it's passable; I'll be spending the weekend getting the editing done and the jump drive ready to mail to my prof. Fingers crossed, I'll get out of this class with a passing video and my sanity intact.

My goddaughter's birthday party was last weekend, but her 1st birthday is Saturday. Not sure what I'll wind up doing, but I imagine when I start to lose my grip on reality, I'll head over there with a small gift.

I've felt some vague desire to write the last few days. Not SGA, but NCIS: someone going over to Gibbs' house, finding the door locked and peering through a window to see a new TV secured to the wall with an array of kids' toys on the floor. New couch, baby gates, etc. I think my brain has latched onto all the 'Gibbs raises Tony' stories and turned it into a more... canon compliant Gibbs/Tony + Tali. Then I pull out a scrap of paper while I do the records scanning at work (scanner is in the kennel and out of sight of my coworkers) and my brain goes, "Erm, maybe later." Frustrating, that, but it might come spilling out once the stress of the semester is over.

As for fic, I've had the attention span of a pez candy this week and haven't read much, let alone written. We'll see what Saturday brings, but I have gotten back to commenting on the fic prompt comms I follow. I try to remember to check the LJ app before morning appointments; I'm going to have to remember to charge up the Kindle so I can have it for my lunch break. (Which... anyone have some book recs? I've been re-reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter when I can get myself to focus.)

Chester... I'm still feeling sad when I think about him, still not interested in listening to anything but Linkin Park on repeat. That, too, has been why I'm having trouble getting focused. But I know, as with the time after my brother passed, it ebbs.
aivix: (Default)
The last month... wow. In the last four weeks:

1. I found out I failed a video for one of my classes and had to withdraw or take an F. I withdrew to save from tanking my GPA.

Doing a distance program (don't know if I've mentioned that in the past), I have to videotape myself doing specific AVMA indicated tasks to prove I can do them. The major problem being... we don't do several of these tasks at my facility, like, oh, incubating agar plates or cross-matching blood. The first time I did most of them was FOR the video which is definitely not the best. I still worked my ass off for it, getting sick halfway through the tasks and had to wear a mask to avoid vomiting when working with cat poop. I am not looking forward to doing them all again this summer, but at least I got some practice at it and some direction from the professor.

2. I worked my ass off on a major project plus video for Radiology and this one, I passed. I got an 85% and wish I'd gotten better, but I know part of my problem is collimating. I also was working with cats and for those who have not had a cat or do not know what cats are like, my cats who I have had since they were 4 week old kittens, who will let me handpill them--I can stick my fingers in their throats if I have to--and do things like give them injections and pretty much string them up by the toes, were fighting me tooth, claw, and scream to not be put on their side for a MINUTE. Seriously, I might have to upload the video of Ianto screaming like I was killing him.

So, 85%, but I accept my faults and I really can't get too upset because I passed. (Okay, I can because I am kind of Type A when it comes to my schoolwork.)

3. And now I'm sick again. After 2 visits to Urgent Care, Wednesday & this morning, I finally feeling better. I was told at the first visit that it was just an upper respiratory, even though I thought I had bronchitis; he gave me some prescription cough suppressant pills and told me to rest and keep up on fluids. I added in lysine, set up my humidifier, and tried to get more sleep. I got worse instead and nearly went to the ER last night, so today went back.

I have bronchitis, made worse by an asthma attack I didn't realize I was having, and now my ears are in on the game. I walked into the exam room with an SPO2 of 92% and they immediately gave me a nebulizer treatment followed by chest x-rays, a steroid shot, and then called in prescriptions for more steroids and antibiotics. I bought a second humidifier, this one a warm mist, and around 5:30 tonight after my 2nd shower today, I actually feel human.

Now that I can sit up and not want to pass out because I can't oxygenate, I'm holding off on studying for finals until Sunday and playing video games and writing instead. I've got 11 prompts open in tabs and I'd like to fill at least three or four tomorrow. I did start on one kink prompt I've been percolating over, so that might be posted in a little while.

Tonight, however, I'm watching some old MasterChef episodes and then playing a few more levels of Lego Marvel Superheroes or starting Mass Effect Andromeda.
aivix: (Atlantis Gate)
The semester started in January and I have to admit, this time around, I am a horrible procrastinator. Normally I work ahead, so that I don't have to panic over tests or assignments, but I think because the video for Clin Path is wiping the floor with me, my anxiety has transmuted into apathy. I'm still chugging along, thankfully, but this is why I've been MIA from DW/LJ for the last few weeks.

I am, however, halfway done with my video and I'm actually doing B-level work in A&P (which I'll take despite wanting an A), so I can finally divert my attention from "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT CELL?" to fandom again. I should probably focus on my apartment some, but, well...

Unfortunately, I won't be making the Romancing McShep deadline. I do plan to hold onto the prompts and continue working on the fills until I can eventually post them to AO3, but with tomorrow being the final posting day, I won't make it. But I do have fills of the [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic kind:

Deaged AU (Jack/Sam, The boys)
Any, Any, Magic Dance (David Bowie)
Author's Choice, any ensemble, arguing over who gets to pick the film for group movie night
Stargate Atlantis, Rodney McKay, despite his preference for airline food and MREs, he's actually quite proficient in the kitchen

NASA AU (John/Rodney)
Stargate Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Rodney taking care of sick John

Before I Sleep AU (Past John/Rodney, John & Rodney)
Stargate Multiverse, Any,

The distance is what’s killing me
Time and space have become the enemy

(Hot Chelle Rae)


Lemony AU (John/Rodney)
Stargate Atlantis, Sheppard/McKay, kitchen staff didn't notify of lemon in the food

Post-Series (John/Rodney)
Stargate Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay,

I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
They're not enough

(Snow Patrol)


MCU (Steve/Bucky)
Marvel Cinematic Universe, Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers, You Are My Once In A Lifetime

Skyfall (James Bond/Q)
Any, Any m/m, "And... and much as it grieves me to say it, it... it might be that the people I love is, in fact... you."
aivix: (Coffee & Writing)
I got home tonight after a relatively decent day--three cats in the kennel, but 2 are post-spays and docile enough to handle; 1 is a medical case and I've been calling him an angry panther--to realize that this morning's poke in the eye might actually be an abrasion. My eye hurts and I just want to keep rubbing it, so hopefully if it's not ragingly painful in the AM, I can snatch a bottle of triple antibiotic eye drops from our supply and give a rest from the contacts for a few days.

I was actually looking for my slightly older bottle of triple drops when I discovered that one of the cats peed on a towel I'd left on the floor in the bathroom. This normally would have been an annoyance, but it was a towel that has intermittent white stripes and they were decidedly pinkish/red so someone has bloody pee. Given that they're both acting a little clingy it's hard to judge who it was; I may end up bringing both of them to work tomorrow, God help me. O.O

[livejournal.com profile] comment_fic has had a few prompts that have revived the Raising Sons & Vivat Rex AUs. Foiled by Thermodynamics even had another fill to it, though I'm not anticipating as much added to that as the others. I added them to the Master Posts, and spent part of last night uploading Vivat Rex to AO3. While the MP for that one is in timeline order, the AO3 is chaptered by the dates I wrote/posted each one. I'm torn about doing the same for Raising Sons.

The Prompts List for Romancing McShep is up. Yay! I'm looking forward to browsing through this year's suggestions to see if I can come up with something more than my 007 AU idea. I'd like something more Canon-compliant since I know AUs are not everyone's cup of tea. (I personally blame the Harlequin challenge from years and years ago for my love of the genre. Because seriously, there was a fic where John was a horse rancher and Rodney was a vet and I still think about it.)

Also on my mind: an SG kink meme. I'm contemplating starting one up because Kink Memes are what kept me writing after I left SGA fandom and I still adore them. ST, Thor, Avengers... I enjoyed every interaction I had on them, good and bad, and continue to fill prompts on the Avengers one when I get the urge. If I decide to pursue it, I'll definitely be doing an interest post first--I tried running an SG KM years ago (the comm might still be on LJ, actually. It is. I deleted the fucking mod account and never transferred ownership. I wonder how I go about reclaiming it since the mod account was purged. :/ ) but I don't think we got more than a handful of fills.
aivix: (Q)
I've been obsessed with watching Skyfall the last few days. A, because Bond & Q and the snark, and B, because I have this draw to a specific exchange:
M: Is this where you grew up?
James Bond: Mm.
M: How old were you when they died?
James Bond: You know the answer to that. You know the whole story.
M: Orphans always make the best recruits.

It has taken me until about five minutes ago to figure out why, but, well, I might have come up with a possible crossover fic for this year's [profile] romancing_mcshep. I foresee many a lunch break at work scribbling frantically in a notebook while hissing at anyone who comes close.
aivix: (Crazy)
The mice will play: we've got a few minutes downtime at work, so I'm reading fic in our instrument room.

If only I had enough time to do some writing...
aivix: (Sleep Nao)
While I'm not ready (in any way) for this semester to start, it's a good thing I'm getting back into the thick of it. One of my coworkers fractured her elbow and has been unable to do much with her arm because of the pain (why do human doctors give us ibuprofen and think that's enough?), so I've been getting plenty of training in as I've had to be tech and assistant. There was one day that I was putting IV catheters in every patient since our other tech was tied up with a dental, another where I was drawing blood like a champ. And tomorrow I'll be doing anything and everything that I'm comfortable with as we've got a too-full procedure schedule.

Downside: I've had a headache for 36 hours and neither NSAIDs nor my migraine meds have done more than take the edge off. Hopefully, this won't interfere too much.

My Skyfall kick is seeming to turn into a bit of remembering why I loved Bond/Q. I've rewatched the movie a few times now and been going through various rec lists of fic. I don't feel like I have a good grip on Bond's character, so I don't know if I'll be writing any. But, well, it's possible that I may have few thoughts on fusing elements into an AU with one of the fandoms I'm vastly more comfortable with. We'll see.

I discovered a community on DW similar to [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic called [community profile] fic_promptly. I figure if I'm going to broaden my horizons with the journal sites, I might as well try to find comms I'm interested in hanging out at fic-wise. If only there were more kink memes.
aivix: (Coffee & Writing)
Hello and welcome to the new friends I've made on DW & LJ. :D Now that my extra long work week is over, I can get my 2017 "Post & Comment More" goal moving along.

Well, since I mentioned my long week, I am exhausted and glad it's over as it was capped off by the deluge of snow that I hadn't even known we were getting: I drove home at the tail-end of it, but the roads were terrible. I never made it above 30mph or 3rd gear, but thankfully I have snow tires on the Revenge or I would likely have been steering a sled instead of a car. It was worth it though to finish out my Saturday getting to experience a power outage at the bar with my friend A.

I expect this week isn't going to be too great either, but improved upon: our ultrasound that broke on Tuesday is expected to be fixed Monday (fingers crossed), our new surgical sink was installed with about twenty minutes to spare before we had to get Surgery set up for a procedure, and we may have figured out why the boiler is erroring and not warming the building/water. The staff is back from a rotation of vacation time too. If we're lucky, nothing else will break for a few days and we can get ourselves organized, restocked, and back on the rails.

That said, we currently have 3 patients in the kennel, all cats. Two have kidney failure, one has pancreatitis, and no one wants to eat. I'm hoping to find at least a few empty bowls when I get into work at 7am, although I'm not expecting it. I might stop at the grocery store on the way in to pick up some different flavors/textures of foods for them.

I did get a few fills written for prompts on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic on the nights I didn't get home and fall right into bed:
• Stargate Multiverse Hogwarts AU: Rival Quidditch captains
• Stargate Multiverse Deaged AU: "Do you ever take a moment and look up at the stars and think about your life and just how stupid you are?"
• NCIS Post-Plague AU: Caught outside on a cold, blustery day

I have a few prompts open to work on tonight, including an sQ/SGA fill. Admittedly, I made the mistake of reading some Skyfall Bond/Q fic earlier while setting up an e-reader with epubs from AO3, so it's possible that I might end up writing some of that instead.

Finished

19 Dec 2016 11:28 am
aivix: (Writing)
Well, I think it is. It's up to 4300-ish words, 18 pages in Google Docs, and will require a lot of coding on my part to get things formatted the way I want it.

However, I'm having a hard time stopping myself. I honestly had expected to be finished Saturday night and thought I was, but kept writing into Sunday and now, I'm still not sure. I feel like there's questions left and I'm trying to edit/write a better ending to make it all tie up nicely. I'm simply so used to writing multi-part stories that a one shot is rare and difficult for me to do without feeling like it's disjointed. I do like the plot of it though, and it gives me entirely too many ideas on how I'd continue it if it were a 'verse. (It did eat up one of my other universes though. *sadface*)

I am entirely too proud of the fact that I wrote that many words in what amounts to three days worth of time, by the way. I haven't written that much that fast in a while. It's nice to know that I still can, though I suspect, much like when I'm writing papers against a deadline, it was the time crunch that did it.

EDIT: A friend looked it over and it's posted. O.O
aivix: (Atlantis Gate)
Last night was the office Christmas party, and good God, I have no tolerance left. [livejournal.com profile] brumeier can attest to this from Chicago, but some of my coworkers had yet to see what I'm like when allowed to get near rum. Thankfully, they all found it funny and we had a great time; my secret santa present came from one of the kids whom I adore and was very thoughtful, and everyone was cooing over the small lucky kitty that she got for me. Unfortunately it is down in the car still, along with my make up. :/ Hopefully my BB cream & primer aren't rock solid.

I did get a ton of compliments on my outfit and make-up. Working with animals everyday, my look is normally scrubs, sneakers, hair thrown on my head in a bun. If I'm up early, contacts instead of glasses. If I'm up super early, maybe something fun with my hair and a little eyeliner and mascara. I just don't see the point to doing foundation and all the fun stuff when I'm going to be sweating and running around--my patients don't care if my skintone is an even matte--so the party was a nice change from the norm, since I really do enjoy wearing make up. I'm no good with the contouring trend and I prefer the no-makeup look, admittedly, but it's fun now and then to get dressed up.

God, I sound like I have no life. I have friends and I go out, really. :p

Anyway, I got home late and pretty much just fell into bed, so I've spent almost all of today working on fic. I'm up to roughly 1800 words and about two-thirds of the way done. If I keep up the pace I should finish it out tonight and then hopefully I can ask someone to do a beta. I wish I'd been able to work this story from the start of the challenge/event, but I'm enjoying it and hopefully others will too.
aivix: (John & Stargate)
So I have my SGA Secret Santa fic written, it's done and beta'd and pretty. I go to post it on AO3 and re-read the e-mail that I've read a couple dozen times now with my assignment...

And discover there's a dislike in there that I may have crossed the line into. TBH, I don't know since it's a term I've never even seen before.

Now I'm panicking because the end of posting is the 21st. I have 1 week left. Do I post it and hope I didn't fuck up or do I buckle down and write something entirely new, praying the entire time that I can find a beta again? I don't know.

Damnit.

This is what happens when Aivix reads the damned email, gets an idea, and runs a marathon with it. It goes off the rails.

*sigh* I'm gonna go contact a mod.
aivix: (Atlantis Gate)
This pet came into the AH today:

It took everything I had to not further prove to my coworkers how much of a nerd I am by reciting Rodney quotes all day; I ended up daydreaming about John bringing the dog home and announcing the name and Rodney frowning every time he took it to the vet.

This was waiting for me when I got home:

I completely forgot about the Kickstarter campaign from a while back that I had donated money to for the comic book sixth season. Yay surprise! Now I have to go look up #2 & #3 in print because I got the comics digitally as well, but I think (having read a few pages of #1) that I'm going to need the rest in hard copy.

But that will happen after I go refresh [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic and see what's been posted.
aivix: (John & Stargate)
A long time ago, I was friends with a couple of girls in SGA fandom and we would regularly send each other things like pictures, penguin paraphernalia, and CD-Rs with ripped copies of other work Joe Flanigan and David Hewlett had done. All of it went into a CD binder to be transported to and from college and eventually got put on a shelf and forgotten about.

Except tonight, after several [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic fills and comments about Thoughtcrimes had me wondering why I felt like I had seen that title in my DVD collection, I went and pulled it out. And yep, there it is.

Also: Darklight, Cube, Where the Heart is, Get Down, Autoerotica; episodes of Profiler, Tru Calling, and Birds of Prey that JF did, and an episode of Mutant X that DH did. Century Hotel is missing to my dismay.

Now, if I can figure out how to rip them onto my HD my night will be made.

fangirling

stargate: atlantis
john/rodney • john/rodney/carson • rodney/carson • john/elizabeth

mcu
clint/phil • tony/bruce

star trek aos
jim/bones

skyfall
bond/q

seaquest

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