April 21st, 2011

What the funk...

I gave up my second job a couple of months ago and the novelty of having my evenings free has not yet worn off. My intentions were to post more often with that time or at least be more present in fandom, but I've been in the sort of FUNK that has nothing to do with George Clinton. The usual stuff on top of my regular, daily battle with depression: money woes, extreme student loans, late rent, bills, jalopy with expired inspection/registration, nerve-wracking traffic stop and subsequent court date, owing taxes, blah blah blah. Poor me. Literally. On my better days, I remember I don't have it so bad. I still have a roof over my head anyway, and though I could've killed her for it, Sparky used her small tax refund to buy me a laptop. Nothing fancy, but it's sooo much faster than the Flintstone model we've been sharing. And while I'm using it, I try not to think too much about what that money could've been used for more sensibly, so I can have this one shiny thing. I'm even successful at it about 1/2 the time.

Wankfest is coming! (pun intended) and I managed to write and submit my fic, on time even. I haven't written anything since the last Snarry games, August 2009, so I'm a tad nervous about it. I'm so glad they decided to do it again this year - it's what I needed to jump in again. And it's truly a fun fest for everyone.

Random: This morning I found a Turbo button on my hair dryer and it really works! This is significant because I've used it nearly daily since it was handed to me as a Christmas gift. Clearly, I'm very observant.

I've been reading a lot of old fic lately, or not so old but stuff I missed, and quite a bit of it is Harry/Draco. Which is kind of odd because I really sort of hate canon Draco (though not as much now, which probably has more to do with the delightful Tom Felton than anything else), but I have to say I really, really enjoy fanon Draco. [info]faithwood, [info]mahaliem, [info]dysonrules, [info]annafugazzi, Oldenuf2nobetter, Brammers and so many more. You people have made me love Draco! I can't help myself... Anyway, it's been a great escape from the Funk. I recommend it highly.

That's all for now, and probably way more than I should've shared. Hope all is well in your world.
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