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Wow, I haven't actually logged into this thing in... I don't know how long. I don't know how many of you are still around these parts but... *wave?*

Basically, seeing so many people talking about Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary had me thinking about my beginnings and fandom. The friends I made, how I grew as a writer. I know there are a lot of you that I still speak to outside of the LJ community and I think it's a real testament to how pervasive fandom is and how it truly does connect all of us. That so many of us grew beyond the pseudonyms and let each other into our lives.

Harry Potter did that for us. It was a common ground. It let those of us who were weirdos in our own little world find other weirdos and realize... we weren't that weird after all. That we had people. That we weren't alone in the world. For some of us who were unpopular in school, it was such a refuge.

As Harry Potter turned to Torchwood/Doctor Who (for me any way), it brought me to meet a whole new host of people. To meet creators that eight-year-old me could never have expected I would be friends with writers and actors and costume designers. To actually KNOW people who put shows on TV and write movies and comics. To count some of them among my closest friends. It's quite a feeling really.

I've spent most of my day re-watching Torchwood while working my day job. Missing my first ever cosplay and the people I met because of it. Missing RP because god knows I don't actually have time to write when the aforementioned day job runs me ragged.

So today turned into revisiting fandoms and nostalgia and all sorts of other good things. So if any of you felt that same wave of nostalgia and decided to come back to LJ today... please say hi. I know I've missed you all. ♥
thescarletwoman: (Movies // RENT :: Roger/Mimi)
Going to do a numbered list because... it's best suited to my semi-sleepy brain.

1. And probably most important... a HUGE thank you to [livejournal.com profile] daleked who bought me a permanent account for my IJ. I seriously do not know what to say, hon. Aside from, after my week, to open up my inbox and see that absolutely made my week.

Which leads into number two.

2. Thank you all for.... well, for everything this past week. I can safely say it was one of the most hellish weeks probably ever, especially down at the theatre.

What went on -- the reader's digest version is that I had words with a very good friend at the theatre who was also directing the show. What happened -- is that, while doing Miss Saigon we don't have the instruments, namely the percussion instruments or the bamboo flutes. So Patrick (the music director) in his infinite wisdom rented this machine called an OrchExtra. For those not familiar with it, it's a machine that, with a press of a button can basically play the ENTIRE show, consequently making actual musicians not needed. Well, to start with, the machine wasn't used as just the percussion because "the orchestra was having problems so we're just going to have it play the WHOLE score for a couple of nights." See the orchestra get pissed. I said I was going to leave and come back when the OrchExtra wasn't playing everything because I knew my part. Richard (said director) YELLED at me from across the theatre and basically implied that I was a prima donna and how DARE I walk out on the theatre. Etc and so forth.

That was sunday. Tuesday, the guy playing the OrchExtra had to leave early and the entire thing just fell apart because Patrick refused to use someone playing the piano conductor score. We have yet to get through the show without stopping for any number of reasons... and we opened Thursday. Our two leads nearly walked out. The orchestra nearly walked. I spent probably a good three hours on the phone with Andrew down in Florida talking to him about how we could fix this. In the end, the show did go off fine and it's getting better each night. It just... has been one of the worst experiences.

I have since talked to Richard and he said that the issues with Patrick would be resolved. So -- they get one more chance. I'll do Thoroughly Modern Millie in September and if things aren't better -- especially Patrick learning to talk to the orchestra without sounding condescending and acting like he knows everything when he really is a fucking idiot -- then I am done. So they have one more chance as much as it kills me to say it.

So... just... I thank you all for your support and comments. I cannot tell you how much it meant to me and was the only way I actually got through this past week.

3. I tossed my name into The Epilogue Meme so -- there's that.

4. I also have tried to friend as many of you lot as I can find on IJ, GJ, or JF. So if I've missed you, please do poke me. :)

5. Probably should have mentioned this sooner -- but I DID get the job at Penn State. I've mostly been doing editing, but I love it anyway. Right now it's just 9 hours a week and I'm enjoying what I'm doing. Yaye!

6. I'm in the process of moving fic, most likely to IJ right now. I will get you guys more info on Scribblit too, even in spite of the fact that the servers are hosted in Canada. Also, once I get through all the current members of [livejournal.com profile] hp_summersmut I will begin posting fics once more. I'm hoping to start posting once more by Wednesday. I've hated to not have fics going up, but I have to cover my own ass too. >.<

♥♥♥
thescarletwoman: (Movies // RENT :: Roger/Mimi)
Now I just want to find a ladder and walk under it.

In any case, just dropping by to say thanks to everyone who left me a birthday wish the other day. I still am getting caught up on comments, so if I haven't said thanks yet -- here's a blanket one. ♥ Love you all so much and I don't know where I'd be without you!

On a sadder note, looks like I won't be making it to Cleveland afterall on Friday/Saturday for the book release. Ended up getting a gig on Saturday afternoon that I just couldn't turn down. So... yes, will be exhausted for said gig, but I figure if I finish reading by about 5 am I can get 6ish hours of sleep in. Hopefully.
thescarletwoman: (Other // Hoist the Colours High :: Strik)
Never before have I been so happy to be a part of fandom. We actually did it. The masses spoke and we were victorious.

I'm... I'm so happy to be a part of this group and to watch as fandom truly came together for this. Ships didn't matter -- all that mattered was us banding together. I'm just... totally gobsmacked.

I'm staying on LJ. They held up their part of the bargain. Time for us to stay around, IMO.

It's also time for some celebratory pr0n!

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