FYI

Apr. 13th, 2010 11:00 am
thescarletwoman: (TV // Vulcan :: Fuck Off)
Sorry I've been so absent. One more month... and it'll be back to fic writing, reading and all that other good stuff. I promise. I miss you guys like crazy. Like absolute crazy.

And I hope life has been treating you well too. ♥

I'm also sorry that, this morning, one of my email accounts got hacked. Tell you what, when you wake up and the first thing you see is 'mail delivery notice' from a shittonne of spam emails? I'm torn between being really pissed off and about ready to cry. I've had 'thescarlewoman' gmail address since... about when gmail was rolled out. It feels like someone broke into my apartment and rearranged all the furniture.

So. I'm sorry you all got odd and random emails from me this morning. Fucking spammers.


ETA: I'm going to be cleaning up my flist a bit too. Mostly... journals that haven't updated in over a year. If you still read me and don't update your journal? Just let me know and I'll re-add you.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: End of the World)
Wow. Longtime since I updated. uh.... whoops?

It's been insanely busy here which I'm sure you all knew would happen. Right now, law school does come first. I miss all of you like absolute crazy and I'm looking forward to summertime when I can actually calm down a bit.

I will say -- my NYC folks. If you ever want to get together, I try to come into the city a couple times a month. Coffee meetups are fantastic. ♥

I have a massive Gally-report to put up at some point. It will come. Just after my appellate brief argument is written. It's due wednesday. I haven't even started my research.

*snugs* May everyone have a wonderful March and I WILL try and pop in more than like... once a month. ♥

Grades

Jan. 27th, 2010 03:23 pm
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: HOTUS)
For my first semester, I managed a 3.0 GPA. I was really bloody stoked by that. Like, beyond words stoked [Especially when that consisted of an A- in Contracts and a B+ in Torts]. Even my other two grades weren't bad. C in CivPro which still confuses me and a B- in Crim... which I was actually surprised at given that my teacher had issues with my writing. I'm sorry that I use polysyllabic words and write in sentences longer than five words but it's how I write and I've been doing it for a long time. But I digress.

Still, I was THRILLED. Utterly thrilled. Went into this semester feeling good about things and ready to take on the world, as it were.

Then, today, we got our rankings.

100/201.

I now feel like shit. I know I'm an over-achiever, but that's just how I am. I'm a perfectionist. And I KNEW I wasn't going to be in the top 10%, but I had hoped (especially after talking to some of my friends and hearing that we all did roughly the same) that I'd be sitting in the top 30% of the class.

Not... edging into the top half by the fucking skin of my teeth.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Coffee Elitist)
Wow... it's been a while since I've updated. Sorry about that. There's... been some massive drama in my life, none of which I want to go through again.

Suffice to say, the past few weeks have been horrible and I've never felt so far away from friends as I have lately. But life moves on and life goes on. It's hard to be there for one of your best friends when you're ten states away. It... really, really sucks.

School has started back up again and I am DETERMINED not to get buried in school work again. And really, I'm going to try to be better about being around again. I've retreated a lot lately, and I'm really sorry about that. I love you guys dearly. I truly do. And thank you for sticking with me during this rough time. It's been a lot to readjust to everything. ♥ ♥


Happier note? I passed my first semester with flying colours. Got a 3.0 GPA for my first semester and I'm SO bloody happy. It's the lowest GPA I've ever had, mind, but for what i'm doing? SO not going to complain.

Secondly -- I'm FINALLY getting back to writing. So my CoE fix-it fic? Might actually be finished sometime in the near future!! Seriously. However, if anyone would like to give my muse a good, swift kick in the ass? I'd appreciate it.\

Thirdly -- I want to do one of those picture memes. However, I'm not sure what to take pictures of around here. So what would you guys like to see? Pictures of White Plains? Of random things around the apartment? Something else I haven't thought of -- and let's keep this clean, plz. :^P

LASTLY! Gallifrey!! Who all is going? My travel plans are set now, and I'll be getting in LATE Wednesday night and leaving early sunday morning. I want to see as many as you as I can. So, if you want to meet up, just leave me a comment and we can exchange mobiles and all that good stuff. ♥

SQUEEEE!

Jan. 7th, 2010 12:50 pm
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW-DW :: ComicCon *iz ded*)
I thought breaks were supposed to be, y'know, a break!

Catching up with comments to the reaction post when I get home tonight. ♥ And also -- while belated, I have a TW christmas fic. And two others in the works. What can I say, EoT didn't kill my muse but really boosted him.

But the BIIIIIIG thing! I am going to Gallifrey 21! I'm SO exceedingly excited, particularly as this is my first time to California. I know some of you are going, and some of you I'm rooming with. *cough*

BUT! I definitely want to meet up with folks who are there and just have a grand old time of it. ♥

My flight plans: Going on Wed right after class (17:18 flight, gets in at 23:00); leave on sunday morning (9:50 flight, gets in at 21:02). So if you want to meet up, drop me a line and we can figure it out, exchange mobiles, etc.

And now... off to get tires on my car!
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: My Fandom)
Spoilers? Allons-y! )
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Coffee Elitist)
Pre-First of all: Happy Christmas to everyone who celebrates. And, given the time -- I can wish a Happy Boxing Day as well. :^D

First of all -- sorry for the virtual radio silence. Semester ended, I think I did well, still waiting on grades... etc and so forth.

But life is good and I'm back in a pit. :^D I miss you guys and the next few weeks are going to be spent doing massive catchups and all that. ♥

Had a shitty christmas with the extended family but for those of you who know my family situation, that's not all-together surprising. But for the main thing -- thoughts on today's Doctor Who. Came home from ShittyChristmas(tm) to find the wrong episode had downloaded. Two hours later and I had my grubby hands on a fresh copy. So... yeah.

Not quite sure what I think yet. I'm very meh/wishy-washy/blank about it. It needs another viewing to be sure.


Ahoy. There be spoilers around these parts! )
thescarletwoman: (Default)
Awwww! ♥ I love you guys!

This was such a nice surprise to log on today and see a bunch of snowflake cookies. *snugs to [livejournal.com profile] freckles42, [livejournal.com profile] midnitemaraud_r, [livejournal.com profile] letmypidgeonsgo, [livejournal.com profile] mindabbles, [livejournal.com profile] coffee_n_cocoa, [livejournal.com profile] danbi, [livejournal.com profile] pinkfinity, [livejournal.com profile] kerryblaze and [livejournal.com profile] heather11483. Seriously, made my day. :^D

So law exams began today. Order is as follows:
1. CivPro
2. Torts [thursday]
3. Contracts [monday]
4. CrimLaw [wednesday]

I feel MUCH better having one under my belt. Granted, I'm sure I'm going to have a massive freakout on tuesday or wednesday about that exam. But... that's for another day.

Now I'm making myself a drink, relaxing for a bit... and then off to start the Torts Marathon.

Also? It's about 99% sure that I will be attending Gallifrey. What can I say? I've been bitten and bitten hard by the con bug. *sheepish* Anyone else going?

♥ I hope you guys are all doing well. I miss you and I miss being able to check up on things on LJ. I just... don't trust myself just yet to not get sucked into the land of LJ. ♥ Love you lots and thank you for all the good vibes lately. They help!
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Sunday :: George and Dot)
In talking with [livejournal.com profile] halfspell this afternoon, the subject of professors came up. And as I was pulling up pictures of Oltman and Strasser to show her, I started thinking of the two amazing professors I've lost.

It's hard enough losing a mentor. It's harder still to lose two of them within the space of a year -- particularly to two horrible diseases. One to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, the other to ALS (aka Lou Gherig's)


Dr Hartzell: My thesis advisor. The man I spent more hours in his office during my senior year. Who left his door unlocked for whenever I needed to go into his office. The one time I was concertmaster at BW was for our production of Company. The man who let me help pick the rest of the string section because he trusted my opinion. I was his last thesis student because he was going to retire at the end of my senior year. Who, on his retirement, let me go through his office and take whatever books I wanted. There was one of his Sondheim books that he never got to read. He let me borrow it first and I never gave it back. Now? It's my most prized possession. I still cry whenever I come across my packet of thesis works and see his writing.

I never got to say goodbye to him. I heard he was close to death and was planning on going to Cleveland that weekend. The Saturday I was going to go, we had a horrible snowstorm and I couldn't drive. The next day, he was dead. I still miss him so much. I may not have seen him after I graduated, but you don't work with a man so closely, go to a coffee shop for thesis meetings when you're tired of meeting in his office without becoming attached. Hell, thesis meetings were supposed to only be 30 mins. We'd spend 2 hours talking... mostly about theatre and everything in between... and then remember we were supposed to actually talk about my thesis.


Dr Feldman: God... so many of the stories about him are inside jokes that only we who sat through Harmony I and II with him would understand. Two words: the wombat shuffle. His off colour remarks were always a riot, not to mention how he could describe a woman he once knew who was built like a 6/4 chord and we'd all laugh. He was harmless, even if his stories usually had some sort of a sexual theme to them. He made harmony fun.

He, like Dr H, was always there if you needed him. He knew that I lived 2 hours away from school and always offered that if we were being kicked out of the dorms for breaks and I couldn't get home, I could stay with him and his wife until the weather cleared. I never had to, but the fact that the offer was there meant the world to me. He was my accompanist for 3 years -- not my senior year only because that's when his health problems began.

God. I got away with murder in his class. He'd give me extensions on his essay projects because he would tell me when he'd be grading my class's and I'd just make sure I emailed it to him before then. I had issues playing piano and he'd let me get by with playing a couple of the piano exercises -- always saying we'd do more the next semester but never doing it. He's the reason I can understand things in law school so easily. Half the times his stories never made sense then, by the end of class, you realised what he just said for the past hour was a metaphor for whatever we were learning. Now, picking out the important things in school is because of him. At least I got to say goodbye to him, though. He was at the memorial service for Dr H -- hardly able to stand up and couldn't speak. To see a man who was once so eloquent, who taught every class without notes? It killed me to see.

***

We just passed the first anniversary of Dr Feldman's death -- and in January it will be two years for Dr Hartzell.

Amazing how sometimes things... just hit you. and now, back to studying.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Janto)
TITLE: Holding to the Ground
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
BETA(S): [livejournal.com profile] flyingtonowhere and [livejournal.com profile] halfspell
ARTIST: [livejournal.com profile] rotaryphones
CHARACTER(S): Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, the Doctor, Gwen Cooper, Various OCs. PAIRING: Jack/Ianto
RATING: Hard R/Bordering on NC-17
WORD COUNT: ~22,000
WARNINGS: character death (though brief), AU, Spoilers through Children of Earth
DISCLAIMER: Torchwood and Doctor Who belong to the BBC. No copyright infringement intended. Reference quotes come from Episode 1x01 'Everything Changes' and some ideas come from the musical RENT.
AUTHOR'S NOTE(S): This has been quite a wild ride -- and one I wasn't sure I'd see through to the end. But thank you to my wonderful friends who pushed me to see this through until the very end. And a special thank you to Cap -- who helped me find the voice of the Doctor when I needed it the most. Thank you to my wonderful betas, any remaining mistakes are mine.
SUMMARY: Jack has never dealt with grief well and this is no exception. Running away from all of his responsibilities, he leaves Gwen alone to try to rebuild the crumbling Torchwood. Jack travells the world until something pulls him back to Cardiff -- to discover something he never thought possible. The only problem is he needs the Doctor's help, and who knows when he'll return again?

LINK TO FIC: Part One | Part Two | Part Three

Holding to the Ground - Part One )
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Janto)
TITLE: Holding to the Ground
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
BETA(S): [livejournal.com profile] flyingtonowhere and [livejournal.com profile] halfspell
ARTIST: [livejournal.com profile] rotaryphones
CHARACTER(S): Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, the Doctor, Gwen Cooper, Various OCs. PAIRING: Jack/Ianto
RATING: Hard R/Bordering on NC-17
WORD COUNT: ~22,000
WARNINGS: character death (though brief), AU, Spoilers through Children of Earth
DISCLAIMER: Torchwood and Doctor Who belong to the BBC. No copyright infringement intended. Reference quotes come from Episode 1x01 'Everything Changes' and some ideas come from the musical RENT.
AUTHOR'S NOTE(S): This has been quite a wild ride -- and one I wasn't sure I'd see through to the end. But thank you to my wonderful friends who pushed me to see this through until the very end. And a special thank you to Cap -- who helped me find the voice of the Doctor when I needed it the most. Thank you to my wonderful betas, any remaining mistakes are mine.
SUMMARY: Jack has never dealt with grief well and this is no exception. Running away from all of his responsibilities, he leaves Gwen alone to try to rebuild the crumbling Torchwood. Jack travells the world until something pulls him back to Cardiff -- to discover something he never thought possible. The only problem is he needs the Doctor's help, and who knows when he'll return again?

LINK TO FIC: Part One | Part Two | Part Three

Holding to the Ground - Part Two )
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Janto)
TITLE: Holding to the Ground
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] thescarletwoman
BETA(S): [livejournal.com profile] flyingtonowhere and [livejournal.com profile] halfspell
ARTIST: [livejournal.com profile] rotaryphones
CHARACTER(S): Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, the Doctor, Gwen Cooper, Various OCs. PAIRING: Jack/Ianto
RATING: Hard R/Bordering on NC-17
WORD COUNT: ~22,000
WARNINGS: character death (though brief), AU, Spoilers through Children of Earth
DISCLAIMER: Torchwood and Doctor Who belong to the BBC. No copyright infringement intended. Reference quotes come from Episode 1x01 'Everything Changes' and some ideas come from the musical RENT.
AUTHOR'S NOTE(S): This has been quite a wild ride -- and one I wasn't sure I'd see through to the end. But thank you to my wonderful friends who pushed me to see this through until the very end. And a special thank you to Cap -- who helped me find the voice of the Doctor when I needed it the most. Thank you to my wonderful betas, any remaining mistakes are mine.
SUMMARY: Jack has never dealt with grief well and this is no exception. Running away from all of his responsibilities, he leaves Gwen alone to try to rebuild the crumbling Torchwood. Jack travells the world until something pulls him back to Cardiff -- to discover something he never thought possible. The only problem is he needs the Doctor's help, and who knows when he'll return again?

LINK TO FIC: Part One | Part Two | Part Three

Holding to the Ground - Part Three )
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: End of the World)
Hurricane Who was utterly fantastic and thanks for making my first con so utterly fantastic. I wish I could have done the entire weekend, but law school called and I really couldn't take more time than I did. But I'm glad I got done what I could!

As always, fantastic to see [livejournal.com profile] halfspell, [livejournal.com profile] flyingtonowhere, Shannon and Dexy. ♥

Also was able to meet up with some really amazing folks. The small con was nice, to be honest -- especially because it was easier to hang out and meet up with folks. Got to meet the loverly [livejournal.com profile] kerryblaze as well. ♥ And hung out with [livejournal.com profile] dvcorvis and [livejournal.com profile] veta_black at iHop Saturday night. Even if poor [livejournal.com profile] veta_black got sick.

Of course, have to mention getting to meet the amazingly fabulous [livejournal.com profile] scifichicx who was dressed as dead!Ianto for Saturday. I have to admit, one of my big highlights of the day was getting to do some 're-enactment shots'. They turned out SO awesomely. ♥ However, those I'll post up only if I have her permission to do so. ;^)

I'm still waiting on pictures from Dexy, so once I have them, I'll post 'em up. And my own personal pictures from the Con as well too. Hello flickr, it will be nice to meet you. :^D

I have to say, it was utterly fantastic to meet Gareth David-Lloyd. He's such a nice guy and is wonderful to just listen to as well. Between him doing his John impersonation to the "this is what Panto looks like" were hysterical. And always nice when the canon you have in your head matches up with the actor's.

My picture with Gareth )

It was, really, an amazing weekend and I'm so glad I took off. However, we are now back to the daily grind and back to the land of law school. By the way -- I finally broke down and got a twitter. And since I have my blackberry... well, I'm on it during class. SHUSH! DON"T JUDGE ME! In any case -- the twitter: inthesestones.

♥!

Oct. 19th, 2009 07:56 pm
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW-DW :: ComicCon *iz ded*)
I swear... one of these days I'm just going to carve out time for LJ. But I've been buried under Torts and Contracts these past couple of weeks. But I do think that, at last, I'm getting *gasp* ahead in my work! At least I don't feel like I'm constantly floundering anymore. Which is a plus.

This deserves its own line: http://www.justgiving.com/iantojones/
Dude, guys. £10,164.72 donated for Mr Ianto Jones. I'm just... that is so utterly beyond all belief!

The Good
• Going to Hurricane Who at the end of the month. I'm SO friggin' excited to go to my first con. And yes, I'm dressing up as Jack. :^D
• Managed to actually get through 4 chapters of Torts outlining and 2 chapters worth of CivPro in the past two weeks. Hence... where I've been. Now all that's really left is Contracts. Go productivity and lack of procrastination!

The Bad
• I still hate my CrimLaw and Torts professors. Mostly CrimLaw. Sad when I don't even know the subject and there are times I feel like I know more than she does.

The Ugly
• Not really ugly... but I haven't had time to WRITE! OMG. I miss it. Like crazy.

In awesome news? I have a fanTASTIC artist to collaborate with on my Torchwood Big-Bang. SO excited. And yes, I'm planning on doing the Torchwood Exchange idea I had a bit back. This weekend is catch-up teims.

*snugs* How are you all? Having a wonderful October thus far? As always -- if there's something I should see as I know I can't check LJ as much as I should... feel free to smack me upside the head with a trout and a link. ♥ I love you guys. And really... the insanity should be coming to an end sooner rather than later... I hope. *loves*
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: HOTUS)
I had, quite possibly, the most annoying day ever. I don't mind being told by a professor that I'm wrong. Hey, I'm in law school to learn.

However, don't imply that I"m wrong by going on and getting an idea from the next student down the line. And after he says the same fucking thing I just said proceed to tell him that he's right. I nicely had one of my classmates ask the professor what the difference between his and my answers were, to the response "no, they were both right."

SO. PISSED.

So... I bring a gift. I put in Putting it Together because watching John sing always cheers me up. However, when looking up links to certain tracks for [livejournal.com profile] halfspell I came across this gem.


You don't need to watch the whole thing. Fast forward to about 2:10 for Carol Burnett's mishap... and John's reaction. My sides hurt from laughing
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: 51st Century Pheremones)
bullet points!

• For the first (and possibly only time) I can say that I am a week ahead in all of my law school readings. GO ME! *g*

• I finished my [livejournal.com profile] tw_bigbang. And by finish I mean hit 17k with two scenes left. One of which is smut, the other the last plot twist. I feel so accomplished!

• I love my parents. I really do. Mother has surprised me with three new Ed Hardy shirts. (*SQUEE* I love you Marshalls) Father has surprised me with the complete 7 seasons of West Wing.

• I need someone to tell me that because it turns out John won't be making an appearance at ChicagoTARDIS (*MUTTERMUTTER*) that I shouldn't use that money on a trip to London over thanksgiving.

Let me show you why I want to gooooo )

And while we're at it... why is I Am What I Am already out over there but not here? *glares at amazon.co.uk* if you didn't totally screw me on the Torchwood novels, I'd be tempted to order said book from there.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: HOTUS)
Photoshop happens. TW Spoiler for THAT as if you didn't already know what said spoiler was. And gratuitious use of Kanye West. )

I think Torts has officially eaten my brain.

*goes back to contracts reading*
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Group Shot)
Had a really shitty day yesterday in regards to getting my midterm back from Torts. No, I'm not going into it -- but suffice to say I don't know what I'd have done without [livejournal.com profile] rose_whispers and [livejournal.com profile] halfspell. ♥

But in happier news? In this weird alternate reality known as Law School... I have friends. And more than just... a few people I hang around with but always feel like I'm bothering them. honest to god friends. As in -- one of them bringing in a huge-ass cookie for me to cheer me up from said bad day yesterday.

Besides, every law student goes through the "why the fuck am I doing this, let me outta here" at least once, right? So... my day happened to be yesterday.


In other news! I have hereby gotten my roommate hooked on the following shows:
1. Project Runway [no favourites yet, btw.]
2. Top Chef [jury's still out here too. But I do love the brothers.]
3. The West Wing

... my job here is done.


Lastly. House. I'm torn between OMGAMAZING and OMGWTF!?

ETA: Also, please tell me that I should be finishing my Torts work and not desperately trying to finish my [livejournal.com profile] tw_bigbang fic. It's at 13k at long last! And I know the ending... it's just... finishing it before the 28th.
thescarletwoman: (TV // TW :: Jack Good Looking)
So I know this has been posted around, but I wanted to have this here in my LJ for my personal pleasure. ♥ Thank you [livejournal.com profile] halfspell. You continue my slightly unhealthy obsession of this man.

BBW interviews John Barrowman

Full text of article beneath )

Right. So he can be my fabulously gay boyfriend right? And I know La Cage is transferring to B'way in April. I know he's not set to be in it at the start, but a girl can dream of a limited engagement, right?

Of course right.

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