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Susan
17 February 2018 @ 10:28 pm
THE VIDEO OF THE HUGO AWARD CEREMONY IS LIVE!

If you want to see me and [personal profile] justira collecting our award and giving the speech that [personal profile] renay wrote, that section starts here.

... I asked [personal profile] renay whether you could hear me screaming when they read out my name, which apparently you could! Auuuuuuuugh. And I mentioned this to my friends (we're playing Pandemic Legacy, RIGHT NOW.), which ended up with

Me, to the room: I have shamed my ancestors!
Chris: By winning a literary award? I knew things were harsh in Manchester but even so!

(ON THE PLUS SIDE, now that I've had a chance to watch it, you can't hear what I actually screamed, which was "WHAT?!" at the top of my lungs, because oh my god, you guys. My god.)

But yeah, now I just -- I could cry. We tried so hard, and we did so well, and people LIKE US, waaaaah
 
 
Susan
Guys... Did we have an episode that made sense?

(I would like it noted that I asked Lex when new episodes of "the bad show" came out and he knew EXACTLY what I meant. He SAYS it's because it's the only show we're watching together, but you and I know the truth.)

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Episode ends.
Me:
Lex:
Me: WHAT THE FUCK?!
Lex: *starts laughing*

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I AM PLAYING EPISODE IGNIS, LET'S SEE HOW THIS GOES. I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T LIVETWEET IT BECAUSE SPOILERS (I AM PROBABLY GONNA LIVE TWEET IT A LITTLE BIT, I'M UNDER ORDERS), SO I WILL KEEP MY LAPTOP OPEN AND WHENEVER I WANT TO TWEET I WILL YELL HERE INSTEAD. SPOILERS, OBVS.</li>

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... Man, you can really see the descent into broken sobbing over the course of this playthrough, whoops. Like, I did A LOT of yelling on twitter, so the people in my Dying Lesbian Noises corner probably got a lot more capslock in their mentions than they were expecting, but I'M SURE IT'S FINE.

WE HAVE A NEW ENDING. A BETTER ENDING. EVERYTHING IS FINE.
 
 
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I'm back, to yell about Episode Prompto, which is infinitely better than Gladiolus in terms of both being relevant and being enjoyable. If Gladiolus put you off, maybe try this one!

... By which I mean WHY IS THIS DLC NOT IN THE MAIN GAME, IT WOULD HAVE MADE THE GAME 25% BETTER AND GIVEN US A PRECEDENT FOR OTHER PEOPLE BEING PLAYABLE CHARACTERS, WHICH IS ALL I WANTED, COME ON GAME.

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OKAY, that's over 1600 words, which should more than make up for yesterday, and my housemate has gone to bed so I am gonna steal the PS4 and play Episode Ignis. I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED.
 
 
 
 
Susan
10 February 2018 @ 11:08 pm
Right, I have finished the Gladio and Prompto DLCs! I am nearly ready to start the Ignis one (which I think Baco and Squeem are hype for, at least, because apparently it manages to make FFXV almost a good game.), but I ran out of time to play it today. (I will TRY to play it soon, but it's not my PS4 so I am pretty much fitting it in as and when [twitter.com profile] sithe isn't using it.)

BUT, I might have feelings? And spoilers for two of the DLC and the full game? (I will come back with more complete thoughts about Prompto in a bit, I swear, this is mainly yelling about Gladio.)

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Susan
10 February 2018 @ 10:13 pm
Our shower is working! It actually runs hot again! It's leaking through the floor again, because our shower is still terrible, but WE HAVE HOT WATER.

And yesterday I told someone "Oh, I'm biromantic ace" for the first time, which might be an oversimplification but feels right in a way that queer never quite managed, and no one called me a fake queer or apologised to Lex because his life must be terrible, which was nice!

BUT SERIOUSLY I GOT TO HAVE A HOT SHOWER IN MY OWN FUCKING HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE DECEMBER, THIS IS AMAZING.
 
 
Susan
HELLO MY DARLINGS, how are y'all? I can't even remember all of the stuff that's been happening since I last posted, lemme see.

  • I had my assessment for that job I mentioned! I had a lot of fun, but I didn't get it and that's okay. My manager did actually pass my name on to the access team like she said she would, which I wasn't expecting – apparently the lady in charge says that they don't need any transcription doing right now, but they might need someone to do some text reformatting so I can do that!

  • (Oh god I can smell the fajita paninis they do at work and now I am so hungry.)
  • I just want to sit in a corner and stare at a wall, or maybe read stuff instead of staring at a wall, but I do not have time. Boooooooooo.

  • Had my first first aid incident since getting trained, which was terrifying even though everything was fine. Did you know that hazelnuts can trigger a peanut allergy? You do now!

  • One of the people I keep bumping into at training events (We've never worked in the same library at the same time but we're both library assistants?) is both on twitter and in my fandoms and sometimes I wonder if we ever accidentally retweet each other and just never know. I've not asked for her username, because then I'd have to reveal mine, and the sheer about of NONSENSE on my feed is not something that should be inflicted on people I have a professional relationship with.

  • I did a quick twitter thread on my writing rituals/how I use a zillion page flags to stay organised. In case you ever thought I was exaggerating how many page flags I use: NOPE. A. ZILLION.

  • 5th Ed. D&D apparently has a specific days-of-effort and monetary requirement for learning a new proficiency, which means that I now have a helpful tracker listing how long my paladin has been trying to learn how to cook, and all of the different ways this has gone badly. ... I only poisoned the other party members ONCE. And I'm 90% certain that four on the dice was divine punishment because I prayed for help on the EXPLICIT UNDERSTANDING that we were trying to turn the monster into food, and Lex dropped the carcass on the floor and ruined the meat.

  • I did go swimming last week, and I've apparently put my goggles and swimming hat Somewhere Safe, which means that I might never see them again. On the plus side, I don't need them for Aquafit, so I've been to that.

  • Our boiler is STILL BROKEN but hopefully someone will be coming out to deal with that today! MAYBE OUR SHOWER WILL STOP RUNNING LIKE IT'S DIRECT FROM THE GLACIER.

  • Did I mention that HR at my council job fucked up, overpaid me, and are now billing me? Apparently the invoice I received was supposed to contain instructions for how I could pay in installments but it sure fucking did not. Like, literally I have not been paid for my council work since December, they fucked up my taxes with that overpayment so that I got £200 I can't afford taken off me, and now they can't even make it easy for me to sort out the bit under my control. *spits*

  • I have... Sort of made progress in my sock! In that I have done the heel and am slowly deciphering what it wants me to do with the rest. ... I genuinely don't know how people parsed confusing instructions before youtube if they didn't know other knitters. Books and guesswork?

  • I'm TWO patreon tiers! And Ana and Renay said really nice things about why I'm two patreon tiers! ;______;

  • I have played 1.5 of the FFXV DLCs (Episode Gladio and half of Episode Prompto) and I will Sure Have Thoughts in a bit, but I want to finish all of them first. I want to get this done ASAP because FFXV, base game? No DLC? Is EIGHTY GIGABYTES ON THE HARDDRIVE, even if you're running it off a disk! WHAT THE FUCK SQUEENIX.

  • ... I desperately want FFXII: Zodiac Age for the PC but I can't work out if my computer will run it. Weirdly, I think I have everything but the graphics card? But the graphics card is kinda important. ... It might be enough to run FFType-0, actually, that'd be nice.

  • Tonight, I am HOPEFULLY going to an event on "A Global Look At Queer" (or, if I read the description right, what happens when you decentralise white cis gay men from the narrative of queerness.). I'm sad I can't make the one next week, because apparently they're celebrating valentine's day by talking about whether respectability politics and conforming to the American heteronormative ideals of marriage and military service has damaged the revolutionary spirit of queerness. It sounds REALLY COOL.

  • I don't know why, but when I reach for a word for my sexuality the one that comes back is ALWAYS lesbian. I get queer next, but always lesbian first. This why "Go for the word that feels right" is 100% nonsense.

  • I dunno, I got nothing except a to-do list that is Sure A Thing, so I'd better crack on with that. What y'all up to?
 
 
Susan
04 February 2018 @ 02:22 pm
I'm not gonna get to most of the LGBT History month events I want to this month, so you know what, bring it. Let's do Femslash February!

(I am blatantly stealing this from [personal profile] justira and [personal profile] seventhe, whoops.)

BASICALLY, the prompt post is here, leave me a ship and a prompt and I will see what I can do! You're VERY unlikely to get smut, but feel free to prompt off that list anyway! If you're not sure whether I'm in a particular fandom, feel free to ask!
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