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Title: Identity
Author: she_of_emeralds
Character/Pairing: Rose/TenII
Rating:PG-13 (for mild sexual innuendo)
Summary: The Doctor struggles with his new identity.
Spoilers: Spoilers for 4.13, Journey's End
Disclaimer: If only I owned them... but I don't.
Author's Notes: This is the sequel to "First Night," which you can find here. Many thanks to my fab beta, cowgrrl!

Rose said, 'Did you mean what you said last night?'Collapse )

Writer's Block: Six-Word Story

Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” He is believed to have called it his greatest literary work ever. Can you write a story in six words?
I think I can. I think.

Writer's Block: Your Invention...

If you could invent one thing and make it a reality, what would it be? Why?
A cure for all mental illnesses.

Whaddya mean, why?

Fic: First Night

Here's the Dr. Who fanfic I was talking about. Remember, comments are love. :-)

Title: First Night
Author: she_of_emeralds
Character/Pairing: Rose/TenII
Rating:PG-13 (for mild sexual innuendo)
Summary: The Doctor is a bit nervous...
Spoilers: Spoilers for 4.13, Journey's End
Disclaimer: If only I owned them... but I don't.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my fab beta, cowgrrl!

You’ve been here before, you know. No need to feel shyCollapse )

Writer's Block: Less Than Idle Hands

Do you have any odd nervous habits?

I nibble my fingernails when going crazy. I go crazy when nibbling my fingernails.

I drum said fingernails on legs when sitting in doctors' offices waiting... waiting... waiting...

I look at my watch about once a minute while at the bus stop waiting... waiting... waiting...

Odd enuf?

No, wait. I also diddle around on email, LJ and OkCupid! when trying to avoid real work.

So there.
What happened to you today?

Got hot & sweaty. Thought constantly about the two jobs I applied for last night, imagining a future in each of them--thinking too far ahead for my own good, as usual. Wished I had a nailclipper with me, or, alternatively, that I didn't tend to nibble. (On the nails--don't get funky ideas.) That was about it.

Typing lessons

I've been trying to improve my typing speed, because I'm just starting to look for a job, and a mere 28 words per minute isn't going to help. I have one of those programs (Mavis Beacon) that teaches you typing, and have started back more or less at the very beginning. I've discovered that I do terribly with just typing the letters and "letter combinations" ("ads dsk" and so forth and so on) but much better with actual words. My problem is I get nervous and start looking at the keyboard, and that rather slows me down, whereas I probably do know where all the keys really are, I just haven't practiced enough in an environment where I have to get it right. In addition to work, speedier typing would help me in my writing, not having to go back and retype whole words because I goofed on one letter near the beginning. There's got to be some way to save on keystrokes and therefore time, which is sort of the point. Does anyone have any advice? The program says to slow down and type accurately rather than quickly until you're sure of what you're doing, which I'll start to do, but then I get impatient... *sigh*


Just posted first chapter of my West Wing slash--it's on tww_fanfiction and onebrightroad had to help me do it--i.e. she did all the work and I just sat and watched with no idea of what was going on--anyway, it's up there. Thanks to my beta indigo_inferno, who I forgot to credit in the post. No, wait, I can fix that... anyway, aaagh, it's done.

Hey! It worked!

Cool. So now I can tell you that denicemarcell is going to give me some starter pots for those lavender seeds when we get together on Sunday. I already had the basil and pansies planted (in yogurt containers with little holes in the bottom). Basil for cooking, lavender for sachets and pansies 'cause they're pretty.

Hope you also like my new journal theme. And title.


Leaf buds on the lilacs and other shrubs. Birds peeping in the morning. Temptations to ask the landlord can I plant a forsythia in the dirt patch in front of the building--that's all it is, honestly, just a patch of dirt. But I'm a lazy gardener and should probably start small. Which I'm doing: an extant aloe plant, and basil, lavender and pansies from seed.

Heat off, windows open, fresh air.

Slightly hyper. Too much coffee, plus a lot of sunlight--good stuff but always affects me.

I'm going to try this link-thingy one more time and then if it doesn't work I'm going to scream... My RL friend onebrightroad is coming over for dinner tomorrow. We will probably be talking about LJ stuff since I'm still feeling my way around (witness how I've been grumbling about how to do this linking thing). Dr. Who and Torchwood slashy goodness will probably also enter the conversation.

Gotta go now, spending way too much time here, see y'all later.