prairie_grass
07 September 2010 @ 01:20 am
Earthquake  
Hey all. Just in case anyone was concerned, I am alive and unharmed by earthquake. A lot of the city is pretty fucked, but most places have power and water back on. The university is closed for an extra week, (last week was holidays anyway) because the library is TOTALLED. Half a million books thrown out of their shelves.

We're experiencing a crap-load of aftershocks at the moment, so I'm not too happy right now, but all-in-all the whole thing has been extremely mild considering the size of the quake. I'm just so grateful to be in a country that has good infrastructure.

I'm still massively overloaded with assignments and it's really hard to concentrate on anything at the moment coz the house keeps shaking, and I might volunteer to help with cleanup in some harder-hit areas, so I probably won't be around much for the next few days, but I just wanted to let everyone know I remain alive! (And the cat is okay, too!)

I'm off to bed, because despite having nine aftershocks in the last couple of hours - including two over 5.0 - I need some damn SLEEP.

Peeji out (for now. Will update with all the drama later.)
 
 
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prairie_grass
04 June 2010 @ 01:03 am
awwww  
I can't help the little part of my heart that is breaking but mostly I'm REALLY GLAD for these two:





I'm sure there will be plenty of squealing about the J's and hugging and pics and stuff, but I was seized by the need to post this pic because HOW CREEPY do they look here? I saw this and went, That's Barbie and Ken! Look at them and their perfectness? I feel like something has changed about Danneel's face in the last year or so and I barely recognise her now. Is it just me? If so, feel free to ignore. If she's put on some weight then I fully support it because that girl is thin.

Anyway, mostly YAY WEDDINGS! Though I do really want to write more of my Gen/Danneel fic. It is hawt. (if I do say so myself)


In other news I've been really badly sick. And semester is finishing in a week and a bit so I'm really busy and really emotionally fucked because I haven't really slept properly for about two weeks. :/

Carry on!


(pic nabbed from here via x5vale@LJ)
 
 
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prairie_grass
25 March 2010 @ 10:45 am
SUDDEN THOUGHT  
[Season 5 spoliers. But I'm not cutting coz... Season 5 has been going for a while now, dudes.]

IF SAM BEING LUCIFER'S HOST MEANS HE GETS CRAZY DEMON-SUCKING POWERS AND SHIT...


WHAT COOL POWERS DOES DEAN GET???
 
 
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prairie_grass
20 March 2010 @ 05:12 pm
Note to self:  
Don't wind yourself up over minor or non-existent issues. It's a waste of space and time. The Doctor would not approve of such abuses.


Things I'm learning about post-grad )

I'm feeling like writing at the moment. Did some original work yesterday, being tempted by a million other fannish pursuits. Don't have time for either, anyway.

By the way, the BF's mother was really nice! And I think I passed without her hating me! Yay!

Have Danneel and Jensen got married yet? Does anyone know this? Is anyone other than me interested in my epic Danneel/Genevieve & J2 fic I keep almost-writing?
 
 
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prairie_grass
03 December 2009 @ 06:08 pm
Personal entry is personal  
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prairie_grass
24 November 2009 @ 11:59 pm
Guilty  
It's possible I just spent the last hour or so watching all my favourite songs from the first 5 episodes of Glee.

*coughs*
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prairie_grass
16 October 2009 @ 10:55 pm
snapshot coz I gotta go to bed  
Holy crap my flist just EXPLODED. It's raining fic! So much yay to the mods and members of [info] j2_remix. SO. MUCH. LOVE.

I might be getting a week off work! A REAL holiday! But first I have not next week but the week after where I work 42 hours. Which is like, the most I've ever worked, (not including Uni) in one week before. Woo.

Spn 5x06 reaction in brief )

Meanwhile, I didn't get my scholarships, but I'm not panicking because I'm actually really looking forward to some time off uni. I might actually catch up with some writing and some reading and read some Durkheim and shit like that that I never actually get around to while DOING my degree.

Worky work tomorrow. Peace out!

P.S. Is it really wrong when you see someone on your flist that is listed as a mutual friend and you have NO IDEA who they are? I've decided that they must be one of the many people who have used a rename token lately because I'm pretty sure last time I checked I had a pretty good idea of who everyone was... o_0
 
 
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prairie_grass
06 October 2009 @ 11:08 pm
Epic life decisions  
I've decided that the reason I've been in such a heinously foul mood for the last couple of weeks is because of being in Salt Withdrawal.

I have to confess that for years and years I've been a salt addict. When I was a child and no one could find the salt-shaker they would come and knock on my door to see if I had it (...I usually did). And one of the things I often have been heard to crow about as being a penultimate glory of living away from home is that I have THREE salt-shakers stationed in the house, one in my room, one in front of the TV, and one in the kitchen. (If we used the dining room more than once a week there would probably be one in there, too, but I just move one, and usually have a fit when I can't find it later...)

Anyway, I've known about the thing where slat hardens your arteries, but I always dismissed coz well, I don't do drugs, I don't smoke, I don't drink, I barely ever eat fast-food and I exercise fairly regularly, I gotta have ONE vice, right? And if all those other boxes are ticked then surely salt wouldn't be too bad? Then my brother was telling me about his Chief, (from his combat academy) who is approximately ten times healthier than I will likely ever be, who had to cut salt out completely because it was really badly impacting his health.


:(


So, I'm cutting out salt except when its in things already, for cooking, or on tomatoes, steak or chicken sandwiches. (and then only the minimum amount)

This was supposed to be a really short entry about salt withdrawal, sorry, clearly I miss it a lot.

2 more days til 50% assignment is duuuuue. Saaaaave meeeee.
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prairie_grass
24 September 2009 @ 02:21 pm
*snerk*  
I just got very confused as to why I had a tab open in the corner of Firefox that appeared on first glance to be about the Satan Bible. o_0

Then my brain engaged and I remembered that all of oh, ten minutes ago, I was looking up references to Satan in the Bible for the fic I'm writing. But yeah. Confusion moment. Today I am at 600 words and counting. (Fic is at 5,600), about another 3-4 scenes to go I hope before it's done. Looks like my estimate of 10,000 words will be about right.

I had an awesome night and Kung Fu yesterday, I actually was getting a lot of stuff right, and so were most of the other newer students and our Instructor was getting really excited that we were so in the game. Was a real buz. Anyway, I have to stop writing here or I'm not going to have time to finish this scene before uni this avo. Might be making Pavlova tomorrow! Exciiiiiting! (My first! It'll probably flop but I DON'T CARE!)


EDIT: 1,000 words and scene 1 is done! (I skipped it earlier because I wasn't sure what the show would do and if I could work it in.) Getting close to the finiiiiish. I am exciiiited. It's been so long since I've put up a complete story!
 
 
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prairie_grass
23 September 2009 @ 05:18 pm
I really don't say this often but  
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prairie_grass
13 September 2009 @ 06:57 pm
A rare moment of gossipyness from Page  
Uh, is this one of those 'let me announce I'm engaged subtly' things?

Danneel and her bro

It seems very pointedly placed. I love Danneel, she seems like a very cool chick and Jensen seems totally besotted with her, so if that's what this is then a resounding congrats from my end.

(only about 10% of my brain is going, 'DAMN!' right now)

If it's just totally random, then n/m.

I've had a really bad hypoglycaemic crash today so I've annoyingly got very little done. Just starting to stabilise now, (7pm) so someone kick me until I finish fic! Or at least reply to comments or SOMETHING.

ETA: FUCK I SUCK AT PRESENT-TENSE! Why did I decide this fic should be in present tense? Because I'm STUPID, that's why! I can't write 10,000-ish words of this tense, I really can't. When I read present-tense, MY BRAIN AUTOMATICLY CORRECTS IT TO PAST-TENSE! No really, it does, I don't even notice anymore. I DO NOT KNOW how grammar works when I'm doing this. It's PURE MADNESS.
 
 
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prairie_grass
11 September 2009 @ 09:43 pm
Supernatural 5x01 ep reaction  
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prairie_grass
02 September 2009 @ 01:23 pm
It's alive!  
Man! The last two weeks have been so insanely busy! Today is my first real day off in weeks! I was supposed to have a big list of things to do but I just thought, 'hang on, sanity has to come before other things', so I'm taking a mental health day and staying home instead of heading into uni.

I HAVE, however, been working quietly on fic. I think I've sorted out the main problems with my post-22 fic, and done about 500 words on it today. I deleted 2,000 words last week so I'm glad I've (hopefully) fixed it. I'm also trying to leave room for it to be vaguely S5 compliant because since I have two assignments and only 3 more days of not-work between now and the 10th, (11th here, technically,) I doubt I'll have it finished before then!

I kind of hate my new job at the moment, but that's mainly because I haven't had my proper days off this holidays and I'm very aware that this was my only time for a break before the end of semester.

OH, and I found out today that the ONE paper I need to take to graduate has been moved to second semester next year. So uh, unless I can convince them to let me out of it, my degree is delayed by a YEAR. Trust me when I tell you that I was NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL! I've sent off an email straight away, because I'm FURIOUS. Because if they had informed us in advance I could have either taken it this year, or not taken it, gotten out of it and I would have been finishing THIS semester. I am SOOOOOOOO FUCKED OFF.

Finally, I'm working on the next episode of my anime now as well. I've so far mentally cast Jared, Jensen AND Danneel to play various characters.

That's enough of me talking for one day. Love love!

EDIT: Oh, and I just wanted to have a little mini-spaz over the fact that my supernatural/J2 folder in my bookmarks reached 400 fics this week. 400! I have an addiction and no shame!
 
 
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prairie_grass
18 August 2009 @ 06:57 pm
Entertain me!  
I'm bored! (read: doing my homework.)

Internet! Bring forth a source of entertainment!

I don't have a poll function but if there's anyone similarly bored:

Tell me one thing you'd like to see in

1) SPN season 5 episode 01
2) Season 5 in general

and 3) what's something you would like to do/write/read BEFORE season 5?


My answers:
1. Sam and Dean to kiss and make up. And snuggle. And kiss.
2. Sam having superpowers without being so angry
3. I would like to get my post-22 fic finished! Canon go away and do not spoil eeeet!
 
 
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prairie_grass
16 August 2009 @ 01:33 pm
 
Wheee, I can has new layout! It's so cleeeean, and simpllllle. I've also set up another LJ to help my Dad with a whole lot of stuff related to getting his church online, and it is ALSO very pretty and has a million gorgeous icons that I can't fit over here. (mostly because I am nostalgic for my cute home-made c/p icons from a million years ago) I wish I could show you guys but it's under my real name and all related to family and churchy things (I had to not pick one icon I liked because it was to seeeexy. Sad day.) BUT, very cool. I will always love this journal the most, oh yeah!

I don't have time for a proper entry but a few things:

I started a new job this week! Eee! It was very scary and hardcore. It's for one of the top jewellery chain stores in NZ and it's pretty intense in terms of their standards and the amount of product knowledge you have to have. I know SO MUCH MORE about diamonds and gold right now than I EVER thought I would. Too bad for me I don't really LIKE diamonds, otherwise I'd be screaming with joy right now. Anyway, was epic. Downsides: location is an hour's travelling away from my house. Also, 25 hours a week. (To reference that, I WAS working 10. :/) Upsides: Cool people, less EEEE STRESSSSS than old job, and HOLY CRAP I'M GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH MONEY. (in comparison to what I was doing...) Oh, and they want me to work full time over the holidays. WIN. So yeah, it's going to be a lot of pressure next term balancing uni and job, but hopefully I'll manage.

Still working on 2 Spn fics. They're both okay? We'll see how they go. Both probably will be about 10,000 words, at around 3,000 now.

Okay, I gotta go finish reading Ernest Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa. It's for class. I don't recommend it to ANYONE. It's 200 pages of shooting rhinos and lions and leopards and oh GOSH it's horrible. STAY AWAY FROM THE BEAUTIFUL WONDERS OF NATURE! YOU CAN APPRECIATE THEM WITHOUT HAVING TO KILL THEM! FOR FUCK'S SAKE!
 
 
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prairie_grass
02 July 2009 @ 10:28 pm
when all else fails  
When all else fails, when life is otherwise completely suck, when all you have are frownies...

bake cake





No really, it makes everything better.

This was my very first attempt at a Pineapple Upside-down Cake. Mainly because I had the right ingredients and I've read about them so much in the Stephanie Plum series I wondered what they were. Totally yum and definitely making again. Should have used more baking powder though.

YUM! WIN!
 
 
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prairie_grass
10 April 2009 @ 10:08 pm
A theory, and some rambling.  
I have a few things to say!

One:
A theory about the Mystery of Sam Winchester and Azazel’s Mysterious Epic Plan.

I was thinking about demons, and angels, and how they need hosts. (Have you got it yet?) And how everyone’s trying to bring on the apocalypse. And set Lucifer free. And I know Lilith is always trying to kill Sam, but it seems interesting that she never quite manages it. Anyway, I suddenly wondered this week if this Whole Thing is that Sam is being made into a perfect host for Lucifer. Because surely Lucifer is so big and badass that he couldn’t inhabit just anyone.

:/

What do you think? I’m not sure about it. I hope it’s not true, because I don’t like the idea of Sam after all this being no more important than being a shell, but it does seem to fit really well. Just an idea. (If someone wants to write it.... go ahead? Especially if Sam gets captured beforehand, and force-fed blood for a while, and goes a little crazy and Dean has to save him. Mmmm. Yes? Someone? EDIT: Or, even better, if Dean gets captured WITH Sam and gets left in a room/cell with Sam as Sam goes progressively more darkside. Mmmmmmmmm. Yes.)

Two:
Week one of the holidays is almost over. GAH. I haven’t had time for ANYTHING yet. I’m only just starting to get back into writing another part of Pack Your Bags and it’s FRIDAY. I really want the boys to have sex some time ever, but they’re demanding more plot, the bastards.

Three:
Good Friday! Or, as I like to think of it: Really Morbid Friday. Having sins forgiven rox. Cheers, dude.

Four:
Supernatural fandom is awesome! I feel a little further dragged out of my anonymous corner lately, but it’s worth it to be able to share fic with people who are really enjoying it.

Five:
I’m leaving for my Blenheim-Wellington trip on Tuesday. Looking forward to it, oh yes! Mum’s home-cooking! Brothers to hug! City to explore! funfun!

Okay! I’m done for now. Love love!
 
 
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prairie_grass
27 February 2009 @ 06:45 pm
Peeji is INKED!  
GAH! I am so thoroughly dead. While it wasn't the most painful experience ever, the idea of getting more tattoos has definitely waned for now. It's not that's it's excruciating, it's that it HURTS and it KEEPS GOING for (in my case) THREE HOURS! OW! FREAKING OW!

Anyway, for the curious, a one-time special of a Peeji pic on the interwebs. This will go boom whenever I get up tomorrow. BOOM!

Alright, now I am going to BED to watch Dollhouse and some anime and anything else lame and comforting I can find.
 
 
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