wishfulclicking: man in black and white pulling back a curtain to show moving sky (fishnets)
One thing that is both pleasant and annoying is seeing conversations usually read in fandom circles be repeated and discussed in other venues. The Romance community is close to fandom, so it's not so different (but, seriously, really getting into sports and encountering shades of the same attitudes is hilarious). Here is a discussion on how fiction deals with rape and the audience on Dear Author.

Perhaps if I hold out longer I can get one of those free e-readers? Truthfully, the market for devices solely for reading is limited. I would only consider getting a tablet and then reading on that. I need the ability to browse and stream.

Three Weeks for Dreamwidth is up! I am massively behind so no way I can post each day, but I do want to take part in perhaps the Women Trope Fest and Small Batch Icons.
wishfulclicking: dianna and naya (glee: dianna naya)
So Three Weeks for Dreamwidth is happening or at some point. I would like to participate, get back in the swing of things--perhaps do some icons or something.

Great news: I have a new laptop which should enable me to be more present. For probably over six months I've had to to use my tv as a monitor which made my laptop into a desktop that stayed overheated. But today I finally bought a new laptop and the first day has been rather good.

Playoff basketball is here!

* I continue to be distraught about Rose.
* Orlando showed some grit but Indiana should be shamed.
* I do believe the Knicks/Heat should be more competitive than what the first game was but it may not, especially with Shumpert's injury.
* Spurs just don't fully interest me until they play someone more interesting.
* OKC in 7 though Dallas is going to make it rough.
* Memphis in 6 b/c Clippers can't be this consistently bad, can they?
* Chris Webber should call all the games.

Did watch Mad Men and Once Upon a Time. More on those two tomorrow when I get some sleep.
wishfulclicking: brendon puckering up (brendon kiss kiss)
So I've been flaky with this meme so it's best that I just go ahead and answer the rest of the questions.

12. What do you consider the five most "telling" interests from the list on your profile? Why? // What do you consider the 10 most "telling" interests from the list on your profile? Why? || 13. Do you have any unique interests on your user profile? What are they? How'd they get there?

I haven't edited my changes since I created this journal May 2009; so my interests are a snapshot of where I was then, or more like how I was when I was really into having my interests represent what I'm into. But looking at what I currently have:

Five Most Unique (I Guess)

being ridiculous on the internet is still something I'm highly into. One of my primary objectives is fun fun and I consider a day worthwhile whenever something flashes across my screen that makes me grin. Sometimes it's a game, a cool fic, a vid, an artwork, a surprising post.

cheap books I will never have enough books. I will always hunt through stacks in thrift stores, used book stores, and library sales. Some of my favorite purchases: The Things They Carried (looked for that one for years), What I Loved, The Book Thief (soft and hard cover), Catch-22, others.

fics of random fandoms On random nights I find myself reading fics for fandoms I have no knowledge of, it doesn't have to be AUs either (though I have yet to find a mafia AU I won't at least check out). I started reading SPN way before I had even seen an episode, same with Harry Potter, Gossip Girl, Yuletide forever. Usually I scan some rec lists and if someone sells it hard enough then I'll give it a go.

finding all petes Fascination. Begrudgingly charmed. Frustration. These are things I often feel for Petes in all my fandoms. RPF and FPF. (Bandom, Mad Men, Fringe)

screwing up html always and forever

Telling: I used to be really into bandom. Now, not as much.

questions 14-20 )

wishfulclicking: man in black and white pulling back a curtain to show moving sky (glee: cheerios)

11. What features do you think Dreamwidth should have that it doesn't currently?

I crave post scheduling with a madness. Just think: if I had post scheduling then I could maintain glee_fans so much better and I could contribute more to other comms for tv shows I follow. And anyone else remember that new update page that had the mock up and everything, I want that too. Some people seem to want a like button and that's cool with me too.

Humorous discussion about the Best Kiss category on the MTV Movie Awards that flirts with the awards show history and nature on one of my favorite blogs, Low Resolution

Pics of Ryan Gosling just existing that made me swoon in my own room
wishfulclicking: astrid from fringe (fringe: astrid)
I have fallen behind, this is something I do with all memes that require daily posting.

8. What community do you wish was more active?

Probably the comms for Fringe, Justified, Community if I had to choose. Also endings, and the literary quotes one but I feel weird for talking about this because I could make those communities more active by posting more, so, in this case my wishing hasn't extended itself to any effort on my part yet.

9. Are there two people on your reading list that you think should meet?

No. Most of the people who I think would get along well already seem to interact with each other.

10. Tell me about your default icon.

When I lost my paid time, fifteen icons were left available and out of the fifteen Astrid was my favorite out of the bunch. My icon is Astrid from Fringe, she's one of my favorite characters and I just love the expression captured in the icon.
wishfulclicking: man in black and white pulling back a curtain to show moving sky (glee: cheerios)
6. What do you wish people who read your journal knew about you?

Most important: I read your entries even if I don't comment. Usually I just don't know what to say. Another thing is that if I forget to reply to a comment that's just me going through a bad moment or being absentminded.

7. What is your favorite community on Dreamwidth?

stayintheroom for a variety of good writing prompts, but I really love most of the comms I follow.

Continuing my habit of following any news about World War Z that pops up across my screen, Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) is said to have been offered a role. Excellent actor, but I still want to see that script.

Last night I believe I finally finished something for the Female Character Trope Fest. I'm just going to read over it again to see if I want to make any changes and then tomorrow maybe post and maybe link to some stuff I like.
wishfulclicking: man in black and white pulling back a curtain to show moving sky (glee: finn glasses)
5. How about when you're not on the computer?

Read books; watch tv & movies; sleep when I can; walk around my neighborhood; school; visit the library; go to used book stores and charity shops to find cheap books

So I've fallen behind on things planned for three weeks of dreamwidth but hopefully next week will be better.

The idea of this site excites me because:

“As we planned it over the last 18 months, my No. 1 goal was to figure out how to capture the spirit and creativity of 30 for 30 and transfer it to a website. We wanted original voices, and we found a bunch of them already. We’re going to take chances, come up with a few premises and ideas that you haven’t seen before, and be consistently entertaining day after day. You will never know what to expect when you come to the site – in a good way. That’s our ultimate goal.”

I adored 30 for 30 even if some of the documentaries fell flat, I just loved that there was a variety of stories being told in different ways. Even if you're not into sports I would say give some of the better ones a try because they stand up as films on their own.

Another thing that pleases me right now is that the contributors are not all guys and even among the guys there is some diversity. That's something easy to fall into, but having a variety of people ensures a range of voices, which increases my chance of finding someone whose words I love. Plus, I like Simmons, he's one of my favorites on ESPN to read and listen to.

wishfulclicking: man in black and white pulling back a curtain to show moving sky (glee: lea retro)
3. Do you crosspost? Why or why not?

Posts recapping shows like Justified or Glee I usually crosspost. Random stuff with links and everything I sometimes don't unless I feel like it. Personal stuff gets locked down on dreamwidth only. Somehow this journal has become my primary site in a way my livejournal isn't, and the lj is slowly morphing into a more fannish focus only with no personal stuff at all.

4. What do you do online when you're not on DW?

Google Reader, except I've neglected it for so long I'm almost terrified to clear it out again. Tumblr when it's not blocking me. Various other sites. Sometimes I write online but I'm in the process of moving that to offline.
wishfulclicking: brendon puckering up (brendon kiss kiss)
2. Why did you choose your journal name?

I chose this name (wishfulclicking) originally for livejournal. My thought process went: I want a username, something catchy but not fandom affiliated, nothing to do with my name, and I want it to flow. I went through five different names and then I was thinking of Disney (a dream is a wish your heart makes?) and I just thought about how every time I click I'm wishing for something cool and so: wishfulclicking. I could have changed it when creating my dw but I like this name so it's mine.

In other news: I'm almost done with a fill for the Female Character Trope Fest. It's nice to write again.

Today has been spectacular! Chicago is through, Orlando won a game (I'm still hoping!), and Glee was pretty decent.

wishfulclicking: (beyonce with book)
So I did this last year--fell off somewhere in the middle and picked back up again but I did start and finish it so it counts--and I'm going to do it again. There's already a ton of stuff being posted and my sub list is very busy.

The Female Character Trope Fest is a thing I'm following and participating in. Right now I'm working on some fic for it and it's going well even though I'm stuck on a paragraph, but I have time. I'm thinking perhaps three fills for that fest.

There's also the Femslash Mini Meta Fest. Interesting topics I hope to see filled.

Besides that I plan to comment on journals and probably post to some comms I follow and this Dreamwidth meme.

Why did you sign up for Dreamwidth?

I like new things and I'm easily swayed? Ha, well half of that is true. I'm actually the kind of person to order the same thing off the menu from a restaurant for years just because I know what I like and I hate change sometimes. But back when I was following metafandom this post about Dreamwidth popped up and it was vague and sounded interesting but it wasn't open yet so the idea of the site dropped to the back of my mind; then months later talk came up again and there was talk about beta and features and there had already been this push to copy my livejournal over on insanejournal because of something going on with LJ (if only I knew how good I had it then) and it was in May and I was bored and there was this idea of fandom moving over here, which I never really believed, but I did want to stake claim on my user name.

When I first made my journal I didn't really post that often but then I decided to push to get to know people and comment more and then the fandom I made my lj for kind of broke apart and I don't believe in leaving things adrift so I just started using my DW.

wishfulclicking: man in black and white pulling back a curtain to show moving sky (beyonce with a whip)
I haven't read too much of three weeks today but here are some posts that I liked.

A post on sexuality

First Kiss Meme needs writers

A poll on what draws you to create/consume fanfic

Yes, the walk did happen this morning. It was good and productive and we plan to do it again on Friday. Hopefully this time I can get to bed in time to avoid feeling like crap the rest of the day.

The mixes aren't done yet but I decided to really focus on that tomorrow and Wednesday. I fell into a semi Sims marathon but I've worked it out of my system and am back on track. If I get what I want done tomorrow, maybe I'll treat myself to a fic off of my TBR list.
wishfulclicking: (bey has a clue)
//first: yay for extensions so now I don't have two mixes due today.//

[personal profile] stripped made me icons for skins! Go here and here to check them out!

[personal profile] sofiaviolet posted some meta on unreliable narrators.

Here is a post of the current prowriters who aren't horrible about fanfiction.

Here is a nice brief story I read, it's original fiction.

Though this is actually counterproductive in the view of winning, I have to link you guys to the lottery for free points going on at three weeks for dw. Make a post to any comm, link to it, guess a 5 digit number and you're entered--TADA!!! You don't have to be a free user or anything. I made this small post of 3 icons from Beyonce's latest music video.

Behind the Scenes look at one of my favorite vids (Handlebars, Doctor Who) of all time.

Awesome post on diverse women in rock (with links and videos!)

This Three Weeks thing has been kind of amazing.

wishfulclicking: kurt doing single ladies dance (glee: kurt ONYD)
More recent posts from three weeks that has caught my interest

Love for Young Dracula seriously made me want to watch the show and check out the fandom.

[personal profile] miss_haitch posted some great music

This recipe for No Roll Sugar Cookies is definitely something I'm trying later.

[community profile] feminist50 is seeking recs (non-fiction, fiction, poems, etc) featuring Women of Color.

[personal profile] noracharles discusses the benefits of cloth pads.

wishfulclicking: jenna giving jazz hands (glee: jenna jazzhands)
While I'm working on posts for three weeks for DW, I decided to link to stuff that has caught my attention.

An informative post on menstrual cups by [personal profile] rydra_wong

On cultural appropriation and music by [personal profile] mllesays

wishfulclicking: man in black and white pulling back a curtain to show moving sky (mitchell grin of win)
Three Weeks for Dreamwidth is gearing up and these ideas have caught my interest:

Mini Meta Fest focusing on women/and or femslash, there's a good number of prompts on this post that I hope to see filled. I may post short thoughts on some. This one isn't actually for the three weeks thing

[community profile] feminist50 is hosting some stuff. My goal is to pick up some recs for books to read and maybe contribute some if the ones I have read aren't already listed. Also, during that time period, I'm planning to read books and make mini reviews. That sounds feasible.

I just posted some prompts for [community profile] stayintheroom though I'm not sure if I'm going to post any of the stuff I actually finish.


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