current mood: accomplished
Okay, so my LJ Memories are getting kinda out of control, definite fic overload, so I decided that I would create an entry to recommend my favourite Spander fics on LJ, and this is it... this entry will be constantly updated, and hopefully arranged into different themes, such as 'Human AU', 'Post-Apocalyptic', 'Hurt/Comfort', etc...
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How could anyone not like cowboys in space?! And strangely enough, this fandom is one of the few where my favourite pairing is actually het!! That being River/Jayne!!
( In Space no-one can hear you scream like a total fangirl!!Collapse )
I have quite a few favourite pairings in the fandom, het would be Kitty/Kurt, Rogue/Todd, & Rogue/Remy; and slash pairings would be Todd/Kurt, and Pietro/Evan... and I'll give you three guesses to which pairing is my favourite, and the first two don't count!! *lol*
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Feeling like utter shit at the moment, had a cold which turned into a chest infection with a really nasty cough, had steroids & antibiotics, more steroids & an inhaler, but I still feel no better, and I'm getting fed up of coughing so much I'm physically sick!!
I'm so hoping I'll be better to go see James in Cardiff on the 21st, got my hotel room booked, and I'm hoping my husband will drive me there, but I'm determined to get there whatever, as it is my birthday present to myself!!
Ebay has been profitable recently, leading me to selling my entire collection of Star Trek comics for £135, and the same bloke is interested in buying the rest of my collection too, so I'm working out a price for the rest of my collection of Star Trek books, trading cards & merchandise!! Also Ebay has this cool new thing 'Ebay To Go', which you can add to your journal, so I decided to give it a whirl below...
Lastly, I've got a 'new' car to replace the one some silly polish bloke messing about with his new scooter, (seriously 3 miles on the clock), wrote off when he crashed into it parked outside my house. I am now the proud owner of a bright red, R reg, VW Polo!!
I don't normally post my art to my personal journal, posting it instead to my fic/art community redhotwords, but this is an exception...
This is the pencil lineart of my gift art for James Marsters, which I will be giving him when I see him in May during his Spring Fever Tour.
This is dedicated to stretfordditto & deedee7daydiary, who will both be accompanying me, and to whom I've already promised prints!!
I've got two designs for Valentine's Day... 'Bleeding Heart' which is something a bit darker than the norm, and 'Lick' which is sexier, with a cheeky little verse in the greetings card *lol*
Both designs can be found on a range of products, from greetings cards to buttons and magnets.
Red Hot Press
CafePress are doing free US delivery, so go check it out, buy something, and give me tingles this Valentine's Day!!
Okay, you may remember that I was totally devestated when I thought I had tickets to the Thursday special show that James Marsters is putting on in May, credit card charged and everything, only to find out when I got back from work that actually I'd just missed out on one of the 130 tickets... well I'm gonna give Steve Himber a kiss, cause he's arranged for James to put on another gig on the Wednesday, and I got first dibs at a ticket!!
Here's what it says on the website:
Due to public demand, James has added a final gig to his forthcoming UK Spring Fever trip with an intimate warm-up concert in the heart of London's West End on Wednesday, May 2. 120 tickets will be available for this close-up gig and first chance (from 23 Jan) will go to the small number of fans who had to be refunded because of over-sales on the Spring Fever event. All other tickets will go on sale from the website at 1pm UK time on Sunday 28th January. Further details of venue and seating will be available at this time.
Oh, and I made myself a ticker to countdown to the event!!
I've already decided what to give James as a pressie... artwork like last time, my version of an image on the website from 'Words & Music', of James lay on a sofa with his guitar, and looking straight at the camera. Three months should be enough for me to get my act together, and finish something!! *lol*
Still selling stuff on ebay to pay for my accomodation, and I've been putting £20 a month away for my spending money, and of course I've paid for all my tickets using my credit card...
Wednesday 2 May - intimate warm-up concert in the heart of London's West End *GOT TICKET*
Thursday 3 May - Rich Mix Arts Complex, Bethnal Green *NOT GOT TICKET* (still disappointed not to be going to this, I wanted to hear James recite poetry!! *sniffles*)
Friday 4 May - Union Chapel, London *GOT TICKET*
Saturday 5 May - Collectormania Photo Shoot *GOT TICKET*
Sunday 6 May - Collectormania Photo Shoot *GOT TICKET*
Sunday 6 May - Collectormania Talk *GOT TICKET*
Well we're starting to get sneak previews of the third Pirates of the Caribbean film, and can I just say *YAY!!*
Some people have been less than enthusiastic about the sequal 'Dead Man's Chest', but I was definitely not one of them!! I went to watch it at the cinema as a birthday treat, (and doesn't that make me sound 13 instead of 33 *lol*), with my Mum, Aunt & my Nan. We all came out of the theatre absolutely raving about the film, and my daughter also loves the film (which she saw on DVD), so that makes 4 generations of my family that loved that film!!
Anyway, here's what I've been able to find on the new film 'At World's End', which is due to be released on 25 May 2007:
Seriously, I want to swap places with ChibiFlame for 5 minutes, and throw a tantrum!!
Why? Because I thought I'd managed to get one of the 130 tickets to James Marsters Thursday gig, since the Ginger Viking kindly agreed to try and get me one online, since I was going to be at work, and when I phoned him at 11.30am (the tickets went online at 10am), he said he'd been sucessful, but when I got home I read an email that said that they'd overshot the 130 tickets, and they were refunding my credit card payment!!
I'd gotten really excited, and even started to think what I was going to wear... now I feel really down, but at least I know I've got my ticket for the Friday gig, and I've also got my ticket for the talk and photoshoot at Collectormania.
Sometimes I think that the Powers That Be don't like me very much... after collapsing at work back at the end of May, they decided that I had 'woman' problems, and tentatively diagnosed me with Endometriosis just before my birthday in July, but they wanted to do an investigative lapioscapy to make sure.
So my operation was scheduled for 28 September, and on the Monday beforehand, I trip on the curb walking home from dropping ChibiFlame off at school. I land on my left knee, with my right foot twisted up underneath me. A couple of nice people come over to see if I am okay, and did I want an ambulance, and I stupidly said no, I'm sure I've just twisted my ankle, and if someone can just help me across the road I only live around the corner. By the time I got home I was literally sobbing with pain, and the Ginger Viking told me I was an idiot for walking on it, and I'd have to wait until he'd had a coffee & woken up properly before he'd take me to A&E. So after spending the morning waiting in various parts of the hospital, I was told that I'd fractured a bone in my foot/ankle, with another possible fracture on the outside of my foot, and I'd have to go and have it put in a cast.
So I turned up for my op with a cast up to my knee, and hobbling around on crutches, and for one horrible moment I thought they weren't gonna do it, but they said okay and I had the op. Two incisions, a tiny one just above my groin, and a larger one in my belly button, and after all that they told me that they couldn't see any signs of Endometriosis, and they'd see me on 27 December to further discuss my case!! WTF!! Another THREE months!! I swear I'm gonna hit the menopause before they figure out what's wrong!!
Anyway the 2 weeks that I was supposed to have off work to recover from the op, has turned into 6 weeks thanks to my broken foot/ankle... the first week I didn't do much cause I felt like crap, but this second week I've sorted some stuff in my bedroom, and caught up on some of the books that I've been meaning to read, and I'm going to update redhotwords, and do some writing, which will please the people who are waiting for me to continue various of my stories, including 'Look Before You Leap' & 'Five Senses' for Harry/Draco, and 'Three Scooby's & the Big Bad Vamp' & 'The Breakfast Club @ Sunnydale High' for all your Spander needs!!
It's my birthday on 31st July, I shall be 33!! And to celebrate I've decided to use my 70's Spander!Punk manip & icon, after all I was born in the 70's!! *LOL*
I went out at the beginning of the month with the staff from ChibiFlame's pre-school, as the school is moving sites this year, the lady who runs it has decided that now would be a good time to retire. I couldn't really afford it, but I decided I needed a treat for my birthday, and I haven't been out for absolutely AGES!!
We went for a very nice meal at a local hotel, with entertainment!! We had an hour of a Robbie Williams Tribute, he was very good, he had a nice voice, and did all the jumping about on stage that Robbie does too!! 8O Then we had a disco until 1AM, which of course meant that the only time I was off the dance floor, was to go for a drink, or to use the loo!! XD
Then of course, the new 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film came out, and since my Aunt & my Nan were visiting my Mum's, I managed to persuade them all to take me to the cinema for my birthday!! None of them had seen the first film, so I lent them my DVD over the weekend, and then we went to see the film on the Tuesday afternoon after it came out. At the end of a absolutely fantastic film, I had 3 converts, and now all of us will be eagerly awaiting the release of the 3rd film!! *LOL*
The highlight of this past week, was going up to my brother-in-law's new house; he and his fiancee have just moved into a nice big house on the outskirts of Kendel in the Lake District. The house needs some work, but has great potential!! We had pizza for tea!! Yum!!
As for this coming week, I've got my hospital appointment... so maybe I'll finally find out exactly what is wrong with me, and get it fixed!! No actual plans for my birthday, since I will be working a 1.30pm - 9.30pm shift at work as usual, as they refused to let me have the day off!! :(
I need some spending money, and I also need to clear some space in my bedroom/loft, so I'm selling some of my wide collection of anime merchendise... there's absolutely loads of Inuyasha stuff for sale, and also some Rurouni Kenshin, and some misc anime videos, etc. If you want to browse through then go HERE
This is nowhere near everything, since I've got loads of stuff, most of which I got straight from Japan... I'll keep listing stuff, until most of my HUGE collection is gone, (though there are several items which my husband will have to kill me before I let go XD).
Onto the life stuff... some of you may know that I was in hospital for a couple of days a few weeks back, after I collapsed at work... they let me out when they ruled out bowel trouble, and they've decided it's something gynacological... well I've finally got an appointment for OutPatients, unfortunately it's not until the end of July, a couple of days before my birthday in fact.
Other stuff... I've just finished reading the MOST amazing book, it's called 'The Price Of Temptation. I found it when I did an image search for gay historical romance, (not thinking that I would actually get any results). Cas you seriously have to get this book!! You can get it from Amazon, and a full list is on the website. The author is going to have another gay historical romance published later this year, called 'Discreet Young Gentleman', and I'm seriously going to be first in the queue to buy it!!
And of course, I've just bought the 'Underworld' & 'Underworld Revolution' box set, which was cheaper than buying the two separately, and has all the same extras... and it's 20% off all CD's & DVD's at work, so with my staff discount at an additional 10% off, I got them for £14.22... I got popcorn, and both the 'Ginger Viking' and 'ChibiFlame' are away from home this weekend, so I'm gonna have great fun watching both films tonight with no interuptions!!
Why? I'll explain...
I collapsed with extreme lower abdominal pain at work on Saturday, went into shock, and ended up being taken to hospital in an ambulance, I got out last night after numerous blood tests, x-rays, and doctors exams, (I counted 6 different doctors), and some tablets which after taking only 3 caused stomach cramps, since they contain lactose, and that is one of my BIG intollerences, and the only thing they seem to have decided is that it isn't my bowels, they now think it's something gynacological, which they will do under 'Out Patients'.
I feel like crap, I feel as weak as a kitten, and when I try to do too much I go light headed, and on top of that I fully expect to be pulled into the office, & given a written warning when I get back to work, since I've now had 4 illnesses in 12 months...
Like I said, my life SUCKS!!
Okay, so some of you may be wondering who this strange woman is friending them all of a sudden... it's quite simple, I've decided that when I upload the sexy Xander manips I've made for spring_with_xan I shall be making them 'friends-only', and I shall also be moving my existing non-worksafe Spike & Xander manips at redhotwords into that catagory too.
It's quite simple, I don't want any R or NC17 rated piccies in my LJ scrapbook, being accessable by any Tom, Dick or Harry!! So in preparation, I went & friended every watcher of spring_with_xan, it took me ages, but I think it will be worth it!!
If I've missed anyone, don't worry, just friend me, and I'll friend you back, and to those I've just friended, you don't have to friend me back, but if you do it will give me a warm fuzzy feeling!! *LOL*
Okay, so I was head hunting for my manips, and look what I FOUND!! Buffy/Angel cast as kids/teens!! Aren't they just the cutest!!
Oh, and let's not forget THIS!! Nick & Kelly having a snog!! And people wonder why twincest is a major kink?!
EDIT: Looks like there will only be 4 manips for spring_with_xan, since I keep getting strange error messages from Photoshop, but they are the best of the pics I'd chosen, and they look mighty fine even if I do say so myself!! *lol* However, to make up for the two lost manips, I've made two extremely naughty but nice wallpapers instead!!