comes spring

Jul 29

monstrousreg I don’t agree because Charles is anything but decent. (I’m thinking xmfc and dofp.)

I still think Erik’s emotions are character and his world domination crap is character. Erik as plot device is stupid things like trying to kill Raven in a stupid place instead of spiriting her away (and then killing her).

Lately I’ve been trying to decide if Erik is more plot device or character in the movies. I’m leaning toward plot device.

Taking Prompts

euphorbic:

Because I misunderstood my itinerary and China is experiencing airport delays (due to military exercises) there’s a 95% chance I will be stranded at Beijing International Airport for several hours tomorrow. It’s in the evening so I can’t take advantage of it really.

So, I’m planning for boredom and seriously crappy wifi. In which case, I’m going to take prompts for postcard fics (to save my laptop battery). If you want to prompt me, go for it!

fealle started following you

rizurin:

otaku!levi finally getting his gem

rizurin:

otaku!levi finally getting his gem

(via fealle)

“Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.” —

Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

Just choked on my fucking drink

(via thingsididntknowwereerotic)

How about we just amend this to: Write what you know UNLESS you’re an English professor contemplating adultery?

It’s okay to write what you know if you’re an interesting mother fucker.

(via wesker)

I can sleep when I’m dead.

Packing pretty much done. Apartment as clean as it’s going to get. Still putting together a bit of gluten-free food because Asia sucks at understanding wheat intolerance and I have no idea how to say I’m allergic in Chinese anyway. But I can write it. Sorta.

At least it will be nice to come home to a clean apartment. Um, as long as the people using it while I’m gone take care of it. D;

Jul 28

crownedinwood replied to your post “Top 5 travel tips?”

Re: no 6, seconded so hard! The sarong I packed was excellently useful travelling in Tibet; three of us women would go together and use it as a makeshift bathroom screen. There was NO COVER ANYWHERE. The guys just went on the other side of the truck.

I have a sarong for tropical/hot weather areas! You cannot take that thing away from me! Scarves/shawls and sarongs are the most useful things ever. I hadn’t thought of using it as a toilet privacy screen but that makes perfect sense!

Taking Prompts

Because I misunderstood my itinerary and China is experiencing airport delays (due to military exercises) there’s a 95% chance I will be stranded at Beijing International Airport for several hours tomorrow. It’s in the evening so I can’t take advantage of it really.

So, I’m planning for boredom and seriously crappy wifi. In which case, I’m going to take prompts for postcard fics (to save my laptop battery). If you want to prompt me, go for it!

Anonymous said: Top 5 travel tips?

Hey Anon, I’m assuming international travel?

  1. Always check voltage for the country you are visiting before you go; you can often buy converters in airports, but don’t assume you can.
  2. If you have a uterus, I strongly recommend investing in a menstrual cup and getting used to it before you go. If you don’t want to do a cup, take tampons/pads of your choice.
  3. If you have to transit through another country to get to your destination, plan a long layover and get out of that airport! It’s a freebie! Some of the classy airlines might even have a free tour/free food.
  4. Most of the world’s cab drivers will overcharge you, short change you, or take advantage in other ways (Japan and Korea are safe, though) so take pictures of their license plates before you get in.
  5. Check your ethnocentrism at the door. Remember that while you aren’t going to your destination to BE a native, you also should conform as much as possible to the host culture. There are things you will think are stupid, but your home cultures has that shit, too. Just embrace it. ;D And eat the food! Eat the horse sushi, the stewed silk worms, the rice pudding, the lamb stew, the venison… etc!
  6. Bonus: I always bring a really wide scarf/shawl because I can use it to wrap up on the plane, to take cover from sun, to sit on, to carry things, to pad your luggage if you bought something fragile, or to keep warm in the winter. A shawl/scarf is versatile as hell.