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Aug. 22nd, 2017 11:21 pm
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It feels like every time I post an update here, it's made immediately obsolete by further sweeping changes, but hey, let's give it another go, shall we?

So instead of just hiring another service cashier to replace the one they fired, they decided to completely merge the service cashier and appointment clerk positions, and just have two of them covering the desk together during the day. Everything got completely redone, computers moved, desks eliminated, new drawers all put in pretty much overnight, it's been... a lot to take in. Also, since I don't work mornings, I'm not one of those two people! Once I'm done training up the new girl on cashier stuff, I'm going to be doing nothing but warranty clerk work from noon to five, at which point I'll cover the cashier desk once everyone goes home. If it all works out as intended, it will actually be... really really nice, giving me plenty of time in the day to get all of my shit done without costing me my nice quiet evenings to dick around and collect Sporcle badges. So, uh, here's hoping! Next week, the warranty lady in Calgary is finally back from vacation and I'm going to get slammed with two weeks worth of work all at once, I will need every minute of that extra time, so I gotta get the new combined-position girls up to speed on the job ASAP.

Also, my favourite service advisor, who recently left us for Ford, just got news that his daughter is going to have died in a car accident! That was some weird phrasing, but they're unplugging her once her sister travels out to New Brunswick to be there. What is that, future perfect tense? Poor Sandy has had the worst fucking life, and he's just the nicest of guys.

Signed up for Crashplan last month in a fit of one-year-later paranoia about potentially losing all my shit, so of COURSE they're discontinuing their consumer shit as soon as I've actually finished my uploads. Maybe I'll give Backblaze a try, the peace of mind really was nice while it lasted.

Speaking of fire trauma, el oh el, the girl who I replaced as warranty clerk last year moved away because she was so fucked up after losing her house, AND HER NEW PLACE BACK EAST JUST BURNED DOWN HOLY SHIT. WHAT ARE THE ODDS.

Okay, my Preacher download just finished, so I'm going to surround myself in a cocoon of Amazon junk food and be horrible for an hour. We're here for a good time, not a long time!

[meme] crushes

Aug. 17th, 2017 07:27 pm
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Log in as your pup and list their Top Darrow Crushes, of all time. People they have a passing attraction to, people they like for their brain, people they're hopelessly in unrequited love with, people they've only passed on the street, or whatever you consider a crush. It can be top five, top ten, whatever you'd like, and you're welcome to post pictures or just a description, but a list of names and nothing else is NO FUN.

Just doing some RPG organization

Aug. 17th, 2017 11:45 am
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[ETA: Not AS bad as I was thinking, though most of these aren't actually at rec-length, so I'm just posting a list of threads to keep myself on track.]

thread tracker August 2017 )

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Aug. 15th, 2017 11:24 pm
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Well, I didn't get fired, but the other service cashier did, so I'm going to be hammered until they find someone new and I can actually train them. It's like I snapped and they immediately decided to pile on the stress to see if I'd do it again, oof.

Still! I've been cutting back on a lot of little things that have been dogging my nights, while trying to let the bigger things that won't be cut back on roll off my back a little more, I suppose time will tell how any of it affects my larger stress levels.

I need to sit down and write.

Frasier is a much better show than anyone remembers.

The news is horrifying. Kinda puts my own shit in terrible perspective, at least.

Bub WILL NOT FUCKING STOP walking back and forth across my lap SO I GUESS THAT'S IT FOR NOW.

MEME: Test Drive

Aug. 14th, 2017 07:00 pm
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Tag into this post with characters you're thinking of apping to the game (characters who are not currently in-game or currently reserved by someone else). It can be just a tag, a brief EP, whatever you want. You can be new to the game, or simply want to test out a fresh pup. Tag each other with these characters or those already in game, and have fun.

Also, please include the name of their canon somewhere in or on the comment or on their profile page.

SJA Reunion

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:23 pm
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A couple of weekends ago I went to the SJA Reunion one-day convention in Cardiff. I wasn't too sure about it, I had a bit of "who are these people, how do I know they know what they're doing" as if I know everyone in the world. But Katy Manning (Jo) was going to be there and I've never met her, so I went. If I'd been the sort of person who'd go up to her on the street (or train station platform) I'd have met her at Cardiff station where we were waiting for the train to the tiny little station that was just round the corner from the con. But I wasn't, so I didn't. But since I'd already planned to be a bit late (given that I got up at 6am!) and the train was late, I felt better knowing that at least I wouldn't be later than one of the guests. Incidentally, I ended up getting the same train back as John Leeson.

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Mirrored from my blog.

Each Game of Chess

Aug. 13th, 2017 08:58 pm
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So I saw Chess at MIT today and it was all kinds of /amazing/.

cut for incoherent squealing )

Does this count as Pimp My Canon?

Aug. 13th, 2017 07:23 pm
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Hey, I'm gonna be screening YOI tonight and tomorrow night, starting in... let's say 9pm EST? via my Rabbit room. If you're unfamiliar with Rabbit, it's a shared stream service where friends can come in and chat while watching something together. It's free to sign up and if you want to jump right in, you can log in with your facebook.



And they'll default you to a sweet little bunny icon to boot!



But what is YOI you might ask? YURI!!! on Ice is a sports anime centering the most adorably anxious figure skater and unreliable narrator, Yuuri Katsuki, training to make a comeback in the Grand Prix Finale, while heading off with a similarly named Russian rival, Yuri Plisetsky, while being coached by five time World Champion and everyone's crush, Victor Nikifoverov*. All three of these guys, plus Phichit Chulanont, Yuuri's old rink BFF have shown up in test drive, so I swear it kinda counts.

Plus, there are butts! So many butts!


So click on that glorious butt to get in!

...My Rabbit room. To get into my Rabbit room.

[meme] Eagle One

Aug. 12th, 2017 10:58 pm
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Something light (since we could probably all use it) to bide the time until Test Drive, a Parks and Recreation-inspired meme, as previously posted by Melly!

If your character is Eagle One, who (in Darrow) is:

  • Been There Done That
  • Currently Doing That
  • It Happened Once In A Dream
  • If I Had To Pick A Dude(/Chick)
  • Eagle Two
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    Aug. 9th, 2017 05:57 pm
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    First, thanks to everyone for the lovely comments on my last entry. I didn't have time, or reliable internet, or energy to respond to most of them but I was very happy to have them!

    The conference went well, and the journey to the US was not as horrible as it could have been. London was rainy but I had a lovely tea, and met with friends. Iceland it beautiful and I want to go back.

    Having a little trouble settling in properly - it all feels like it is still temporary, partly because I hope it will be, but I mean I haven't settled in anywhere properly yet. My parents and I are headed on a road trip to Montana to see relatives before my mom's chemo actually starts; I suppose everything will be a bit worse then.

    My boxes of possessions did arrive safely and on time, so I have them, even if I am not yet able to unpack them.

    Guess we see what happens from here. How are you?

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