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Jul. 27th, 2017 10:01 am
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There's something not quite right when you're awake earlier on your day off than on a work day.

I slept really badly last night. You know those nights where you can't get comfortable, you're too hot with the duvet on, too cold with it off and when you do sleep you just have bizarre dreams that kept waking you up? That's the night I had.

I actually gave up on sleep somewhere around 3:45 and made myself a cup of tea. I sat in bed and read for a bit, then jumped online. I did a little bit of work on my wordpress site, joined a few fanlistings.

It's now 10am and admittedly i'm still sitting in bed. I'm thinking about taking a shower, getting dressed and walking into town. There's a few things I'd like to get and a few chores around the house I'd like to check of the list. Nothing exciting, it's a 'buy milk' and 'do laundry' type of day.

This afternoon I'm hoping to knuckle down and make a start on writing - probably my [community profile] jd_ficathon fic
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Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:33 pm
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I really need to work out a way of getting onto DW into my normal evening schedule. Slot it in between somewhere after doing the dishes because I feel like I'm never getting online to post or to read or to comment. Or even to work on all the fic I'm wanting to write! I'm so used to my normal routine but I like coming online so more than one evening a week would be nice!

Hello Dreamwidth. Hope you've had a nice week since we last spoke. Mine's been very much 'same old, same old' which in a way is good and a way isn't because... well, see above!

I also need to figure out things to talk about. Maybe I'll find one of those '30 day memes' for August or something. I'm sure these things used to be easy but I really have no life and 'I went to work, I did bank stuff, I came home, I cooked, I did housework, I watched TV and went to bed' doesn't exactly make for an interesting blog post, does it? LOL

Ben, the lovely boyfriend, came around this afternoon with a present for me which I'm very excited to play with. He got me a Colouring for Grown-Up Children - Colouring Book Set which he says was a reward for sorting out my paperwork and filing it rather than having it piled up on my kitchen table - that I now have something to use my kitchen table for.
Two colouring books featuring animals, flowers, butterflies and abstract images, and a pack of 36 colouring pencils.

Fandom excitement

Jul. 17th, 2017 05:58 pm
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I have just signed up for my very first fanfiction exchange. The [community profile] jd_ficathon which is in it's 14th year and has some authors signed up who's names make me go wordless and handflappy with fannish glee. And then there's me. And OMG what if I end up writing for [insert someone exciting here]. And holyshit what if they end up writing something for me.

There's prompts left that would be so freaking awesome to try and write for an some that make me really hope I don't get matched for. So is the nature of the beast. Just the idea of being part of something so... *waves hands around* is just... y'know?!

It's utterly terrifying and incredibly exciting and I am aware I sound like a total geek right now but I don't care because *flails*

Speaking of fandom things that are awesome, you've all seen the announcement about the 13th Doctor right? A woman! I've never seen Jodie Whittaker in anything so I need to rectify that but I'm really excited about the prospect of a female Doctor and how - if at all - it changes her perspective on all the things that make the Doctor, well, the Doctor. I'd love a cranky William Hartnell style Doctor, but I'm also drawn to the eccentricity and energy of say Tennant or Tom Baker or Pertwee.

One of my favourite things about regeneration scenes is the Doctor's reaction to his new body... I'm wondering how he's going to react to a female body. I hope there's some kind of 'well this is new' response from her and that she doesn't become sexualised.

I'm also hoping for her to have a female companion. Platonic relationship, women vs time and space would just be bloody fantastic!

Hannah Nicole

Jul. 15th, 2017 09:08 pm
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Sometimes I feel like the only person who actually likes their name. I've never had, or wanted, a nickname or to be known as anything else. I don't even like my name being shortened. Do I look like Han Solo to you?

Hannah. Its from the Hebrew meaning 'favour' or 'grace'. Although to be fair, I'm not exactly a very graceful person. Mother of Samuel in the bible. Makes a lot of people think of a certain Disney show. I don't mind though, I like the name. It's my paternal grandmother's name.
Nicole. Feminised form of Nicholas, from the Greek meaning 'victor of the people'. St Nicholas was the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants - which seems like a strange combination but, whatever. Probably best associated with Nicole Kidman. It's my maternal grandmother's name.

There's a naming tradition in my dad's side of the family that the oldest child is named after the two grandparents. It's been going back hundreds of years and I really like it, so if for some reason Ben and I have kids, I would totally use it. It would make my kids be called either 'John Miles' or 'Judith Valerie' - I really hope any first born I have is a boy... I can totally call a girl 'John' right? LOL
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I'm re-capping Dark Skies which still remains one of my biggest loves (read: obsessions), using the much better de-interlacing method I discovered about two years ago. So these screencaps are new and much better quality than the old ones.

First up, 1.01 The Awakening:



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