be_themoon: (perhaps i can tell you how i feel)
2012-12-09 01:21 pm

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 man defaulting from a fanfiction challenge for the first time ever feels really weird. so sorry, yuletide! but i am just not cut out for fanfiction this year, which i should have realized earlier. i may browse through and see if i can write some treats, but i really just do not seem to have fanfiction mojo. it's a weird feeling!

i am so bad at regularly updating, and at checking my flist. it's hard to remember to keep up multiple platforms of contact with friends! twitter, plurk, email, dreamwidth, livejournal, aim - all sorts of places with friends i want to talk to. and there are only so many hours in a day!

perhaps i should set up a "if i'm not around dreamwidth i am in these places!" post so that it is always to reach me one way or another.

in assorted things!

+ new TARDIS interior nooo I'm sure the new one will be beautiful (Gallifreyan!) but I have so much fondness for the old one and its steampunk self and that old typewriter and the glass column I will miss it a great deal. 

+ I have been watching through Life with a friend, and it is a beautiful beautiful show, oh wow. I am loving it so much. Only three episodes to go what will I do when it's over? Weep, probably.

+ I have been watching Elementary too, with said friend, and it is doing fantastic. You guys should all be watching it I think, I am pretty sure the majority of people I know would really enjoy it a lot! The relationships are complicated and done really well and the acting is beautiful and it's a very very human Holmes who's been through a lot. BASICALLY I REALLY LOVE IT AND IF YOU WANT ME TO WORD VOMIT ON YOU I WILL.

+ Sometimes I feel sad I broke up with Supernatural but then I don't. Except it's a longer more complicated emotional moment than that. Oh shows and feelings about them.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (AH: Allie: I'm King fucking Arthur)
2011-12-17 02:39 pm

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 Right, so, I finally have longer than half an hour on the computer to do ALL OF MY STUFF.

I'm in the library at Rotarua, where it is pouring down rain, holy crap there is so. much. rain. The internet is kind of crappy and reallyyyy slow, but oh well. It is serving my purposes.

So firstly I wanted to give my massive, massive thanks for everything you guys said in the anonymous love meme. I don't even know what to say beyond flailing and thank you because it really means an incredible amount to me, everything you said and just. <33333333 I love you guys all so much.

So yeah, I'm travelling again. I don't know when I won't be travelling for the next month and a half, actually. I may be back at at the hostel for a few days inbetween travelling and going home for my sister's wedding. Then I'm home for the wedding from January 18 and I'm back like... Feb. 1stish? to begin work at the hostel again.

Also I wrote Supernatural/Leverage fic while pinch-hitting for the Crossover Exchange, and it is up on A03 and I'm running out of time so can't link to it, but yeah. It is there! It is Dean/Eliot.

I love all you guys an immense amount! See you around.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Default)
2011-12-12 03:07 pm

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 So, the anonymous Holiday Love Meme is going.

My thread is here.

I... could kind of really use the confidence boost? I've been slipping a lot the past few days and just generally having issues with my emotions and everything. I'm never sure if I'm going to start laughing hysterically or sobbing. A couple of times it's been both simultaneously. Nice things sounds really good right now.

God, that sounds horrifically selfish, but yeah, I'd really appreciate it if you'd drop by and leave a note for me. 

And please do link me to yours! I'm trying to write college essays, so I haven't been looking through all the pages, but I'd like to say nice things about all of you guys. <3333

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: Susan: fire at will)
2011-10-25 10:59 pm

hey flist!

 I feel bad, I have been neglecting - um, everything?

I picked up a few people at the YJ friending meme! I feel like I should introduce myself, but I am really super bad at introductions. Um. Hi, I'm Betsy, I'm working in New Zealand for a year before college, I like reading and writing and music and watching things and LADIES and superheroes (and superhero ladies are double awesome) and politics in the sense of wanting to beat up all the politicians and do something myself and languages and silly things and RPing and Susan Pevensie. (You may think the last one is overly specific compared to the others. It is not. Susan Pevensie is the actual best. She is an entire category of awesome all by herself.)

NaNoWriMo is in five days! This is really exciting to me. I have been wanting to write and doing planning for writing a lot this past year, but I've been so fragmented in my actual writing, bits and pieces of things. NaNo makes me sit down and write a complete narrative, which is always a good and needed thing. HEY HEY HEY you should talk to me about NaNo, anyone else doing it or anyone who just wants to talk! 

Also Crossover Exchange (which I should get written this week if I am smart, which invariably I am not when it comes to deadlines), Yuletide when it comes around, and Festivids. 

some RL chatter! ) 

TV-wise, I have nothing but incoherent joy at Downton Abbey, even more incoherent joy for Young Justice (TEAM TEAM THIS TEAM OH MY GOD), an admission that I have GOT to catch up on Criminal Minds and Nikita, and a note that I've been watching a few episodes of Alpha and it seems quite interesting. But I am so open to discussing these shows, definitely.

And that is all I have for today! <3333 Love you guys!
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Merlin: M&A: I am your king!)
2011-06-27 09:36 pm

you should all talk to me

 So I'm planning on getting paid time on both DW and LJ before I leave, using the money I'm making tutoring. (Today and tomorrow alone should more than cover it, so I feel justified.) I went ahead and got the two-week free trial on LJ and therefore have 15 new icons (predictably, all ladies except for one of part of the Criminal Minds team) and feel a great urge to show them off.

I also want to catch up with everyone, because I've been so busy! So, therefore - 


Anything! What you've been doing, what show you're watching, do you have an awesome picspam or video to link me to, what are you writing, are you traveling, do you want to mock my descent into comics, have we pretty much never talked but we totally should?


<33333333333 I LOVE YOU ALL. 

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: Edmund: there are things I regre)
2011-05-18 07:24 pm

three super-important things! \o/

firstly, happiest of happy birthdays to Lass! I was going to post that, y'know, yesterday, but I didn't want to until the fic went up. <333333333333334569101 YOU ARE MY SUNSHIIIIIIINE, YOU MAKE ME HAPPYYYYYY WHEN SKIES ARE BLUUUUUE.

secondly, and this is kind of RL important - I need advice on buying a laptop. I don't like Macs, for starters. (I don't like working on them or their set-up style, and would need a really convincing argument to buy one.) I need a laptop that's good for graphics, is very sturdy, and as lightweight as I can get it. I want a pretty large screen, but I also need to be able to travel with it easily. I guess a 13" or 15"? And it needs to either have a lot of space on the harddrive or there needs to be an easy way for me to get more room to put stuff on. So - advice? What laptops have you found are really good? Which ones fail all the time? Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope!

LASTLY AND ALSO TOTALLY IMPORTANT. This Sunday (EST) afternoon, probably starting around 2 but maybe later, I'm going to be rewatching all the Narnia movies. Timing depends somewhat on who else can be there when. I should definitely be around all afternoon anyways. I'll be on Skype and the NFFR chat rooms and Tumblr and Twitter and pretty much everywhere and would love company.

This brought on by me having a really bad headache Monday night and rewatching bits and pieces of all three movies, and continuing to do so today. (oh my god, how come the last bit of LWW always makes me cry? SO BEAUTIFUL, SO HAPPY, SO IN CONTROL and then it is all just STRIPPED AWAY FROM THEM LEWIS I HATE YOU FOREVER.) like - I don't even want to fic, there are too many feelings to fic them. TOO MANY FEELINGS. ALL I KNOW IS FLAIL AND SQUEE. 

as reference, here are the Tumblr posts I made:



(rewatching VotDT again: nnnnnnnngh boys in chains why is this cast so pretty.)

Also Doctor Who this week was spectacular. Oh, Gaiman. Thank you. I do not like all your stuff, but you did well. 

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (DW: OT4: together we can do anything)
2010-10-20 07:02 pm

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 so I'm home! Uh. I don't really know what to say. it was amazing? I had a fabulous time with Wyrm and Z, as I'm sure you've all gathered. :D I am completely in love with colleges.

my dad's in the hospital with what appears to be pneumonia and an atrial fibrillation (?), which is better than the initial possible diagnosis of congestive heart failure! he should be out soon, which is good.

Mostly I'm just really really tired. Um. Meto, I've finally finished the rough draft of my T:SCC vid? I dunno if you're still having computer issues, but if you aren't maybe you could give it a look-over for me? Or other people who watch T:SCC and can give me any feedback on the vid. 

And that's about it. I'm exhausted, and happy, and have to study for an astronomy quiz tomorrow morning, and set up when I take the quizzes I missed with my professors, and all sorts of stuff. I think I could use some more sugar. *goes to find the gingersnap dough*

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (GK: Walt: no idea what we're doing)
2010-10-15 12:40 am

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tonight I met 5 people from Fight Club, and it was epic, and also everyone should read The Demon's Lexicon. and apparently Diana Duane's books too.

I dunno if I'll be able to go home.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (STXI: Uhura: can't handle half of me)
2010-09-13 12:12 pm

actual updating!

 Things I have been up to in RL - mailing in voting registration! going through stacks of college info! I have a list of 5 colleges I'm almost definitely applying to - Yale, Brown, Adelphi, Tulane, and U of C, which about fifteen other colleges I'm going to look through to bring that up to 8 total. 

Flist, you are fantastic, by the way. Out of the five colleges I am definitely applying to, my flist is either going to or knows people at four of them. I am like this \o/ at how amazing you are, and how kind and helpful. <33333

Also I am joining a rock climbing team most likely, as of tomorrow! So that'll be interesting. Hopefully with instruction and frequent guided practice I'll be able to start getting V3's, which would be fabulous. (I will also possibly be competing. Ack!)

Fannishly I am fairly quiet. I shall probably be signing up for the xover_exchange, and I have to finish my two help_pakistan projects (A;TLA fic and T:SCC vid), but other than that I won't be doing much. Watched the first episode of this season's Merlin and just couldn't get into it except for a few moments, which made me sad. I might keep trying, but I don't watch TV when it feels like a chore more than anything. 

On the other hand, L&O: UK has a new episode! Jamie Bamber and Freema Aygeman on my screen again was a delight, and the rest of the cast is pretty great too. The episode was kind of horrifying but also quite well done, and I enjoyed it a lot. Pity there's so little of it. :(

Off to do homework and SAT prep! Maybe I shall cook today too, if I can get it in before I go to Teen Court.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (GK: Walt: no idea what we're doing)
2010-07-03 11:21 pm


 *facepalm* Am fairly certain my body doesn't even know the definition of good timing. But I am feeling pretty much all better today, which is good! Just the remnants of a sore throat. :D thanks for the good wishes, guys. 

okay! one not-fun-at-all thing (and possibly even triggering for sexual violence victims, due to his phrasing) - TWoP's Jacob says some really nasty things about Amy Pond (and looking at his recent recaplet of Vincent and the Doctor, he also uses the phrase "bipolar bullshit", which. Okay, I don't have the time tonight to discuss this, because I will melt down.)

In happier things!

Harborverse - I haven't talked about it in a while, but I've been poking at Part 2 for a bit, working out plot, and yesterday/today I figured out that I've been focused on the wrong area - Cedric isn't the focus of the story. It's really all about Holland, and I'm so pleased about that. I couldn't make her central before because I couldn't figure out what she was doing, but now she has a plot arc and a character arc, with joining the Provosts and various other Things, and I'm really excited to write her, and her with Cedric, and her with Awesome People of the Provost and Awesome Mafia Leaders and her with Magic Beings. And basically just excited to be writing original regularly again, omg. Donaghues, I have miiiiissed you. (Things I need to do - rewrite Part 1. Perhaps I will get the newest rough draft done for NaNo this year? I want to set a higher goal for myself, and it's really a completely different story than the original Part 1. Also rough drafted, which is crazy for me.) Yay writing! *flails hands* SO HAPPY.

So I watched an episode and a half of House with my dad tonight (yeah, I know, he watches House - it always surprises me, but I'm pretty sure it's more about the health things than anything). It was pretty fun! I don't think I'd watch it on a regular basis, but it was really nice to have something to do with my dad that we were both interested and active in - I think he liked that he got to explain most of the relationships and characters, as I only know the basics and character names, and that I was watching something with him. So yay!

I've friended several new people recently - for those of you who are relatively new, I'm Betsy (or Beth, or Elisabeth, or Be), I love writing and fandom and music, and in RL I exhibit many of the symptoms of bipolar disorder, which causes me problems. I dunno! It's pretty easy to figure me out, really. I love to talk to people, and chatter about fannish things. 

I HAVE SUCH AN AWESOME FLIST. <333333 You guys are just SO FUN and intelligent and smart and talented - it's really incredible. I love you guys so much, I really do. I've had some rough times lately, as you know, and your warmth and kindness have been indescribably helpful, as have you simply being your wonderful selves on my flist. 

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: group: now a big hug!)
2010-06-10 05:20 pm

it is memetime!

This is a particularly special piece of fail. You know, I'm fully aware of how very, very lucky I am that I don't require medication (though I'd probably be better off with it). Not everyone has that privilege. I guess what I'm saying is SHUT UP, ROBIN HOBB.


1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons. [it may not be instant but I'll do it!]
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee.

This time from [personal profile] medie !

in which Prentiss demands an explanation, and Gwen is a knight-on-the-road with Lancelot. )

And from [personal profile] whynot -

Comment with a link to an awesome song on YouTube, and I will:
1. Respond with something random about you.
2. Tell you which color you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Tell you what animal you remind me of.
5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you.
6. Tell you who I ship you with.
7. Challenge you to post this on your journal.

GUYS I think there should be a Team Free Will: The Next Generation comment extravaganza sometime! Perhaps now? WHENEVER WHEREVER. EVERYONE SHOULD WRITE THEEEM. GO FOR IT.

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (SPN: Castiel: this altogether thunder)
2010-05-17 11:52 pm

Happy birthday, Lass! <333

so I was just thinking about things like Casfest and how I am totally nervous about whether I can actually write Castiel well enough and then I realized that OMG IT IS [personal profile] whynot 's BIRTHDAY YAY! Happy birthdaaaaay, Lass! You are amazing! Not least of all for helping get together Casfest, that thing of beauty! FIRSTLY let me pimp Casfest for you.

[ profile] castielfest [ profile] castielfest [ profile] castielfest

SECONDLY have some fic! it is not much, but it is all yours. <333333333 You are FANTASTIC, okay?

us with our pilgrim hearts
Supernatural, Ben, Jesse, Claire, vague subtexty Ben/Jesse/Claire. 966 words. Title from Motel 1 by Allison Titus. For [personal profile] whynot /[ profile] lassiterfics .

be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Misc: Pic: no good reason to act her age)
2010-04-01 02:17 pm

cook, don't kill.

FIRST and most importantly as well! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [ profile] zempasuchil . I hope it is a fabulous one. :D I would write you things, but I am afraid that I am too busy. <33333 I shall make do with good wishes and cheer! LOVE YOU LOTS AND LOTS.

Speaking of busy: this Saturday my mom leaves for New Zealand. She'll be gone for a week attending my sister's wedding. My older sister is out West skiing with her boyfriend and his family. Essentially, this means that I'm in charge of meals, cleaning, school, and getting everyone (including me) to school/baseball/other places on time for a week. This will Not Be Fun, especially because both of my younger siblings are kind of jerks when it comes to cleaning. I do almost all of the cleaning in the house - they do some yard work on Saturdays and make lots of messes. (Yesterday night I found molded over steak in the back of the stove, which I had had no occasion to use or clean since last Friday. I had mistakenly assumed that others weren't just dumping dirty frying pans and plates in there.) When I ask them to clean, they don't. When I get angry at them because of that, they yell and say that I never do anything. At which point I go really quiet and kind of scary. It is not fun.

Also: ScriptFrenzy and Remix, same time. I can... totally do this? Uh. TOTALLY. well, I can, but it'll be tough. but I am SO PLEASED to be writing Cabin Fever, SO PLEASED you have no idea. I have been needing a new original fic project to distract me from wanting to turn to go nowhere with you into a whole 'verse.

Three tests recently - one today, one last Tuesday, one take-home due next Tuesday. Got a 61% on the Biology test, which is killing me inside. I just. GAH. It's definitely my fault, there. *facepalm*

Okay time for happy things. happy things like writing memes! TWO OF THEM. an old favorite and one picked up from fahye.

Ask me a question about one of my fics -- characters, plot, what happened before or after, what the writing process was like, what scenes I cut or changed, other ways the fic could have gone, relevant bits of backstory/headcanon/worldbuilding, what a certain line or scene meant or was in reference to, what various characters were doing offscreen, or anything else you can think of. Questions can be as silly/serious/sexy as you like.


Give me the title of a story I've never written, and feedback telling me what you liked best about it, and I will tell you any of: the first sentence, the last sentence, the thing that made me want to write it, the biggest problem I had while writing it, why it almost never got posted, the scene that hit the cutting room floor but that I wish I'd been able to salvage, or something else that I want readers to know.

ETA: THAT'S IT I'M GOING HOME AND MAKING SOMETHING WITH SUGAR OR AT LEAST VAGUELY SWEET AND NOTHING CAN STOP ME I SWEAR TO GOD. *glitter rage meltdown* Shit, I knew I was heading towards this. It's what I was trying to avoid with cathartic sad TV, which worked but not as long as I'd hoped. Now I'm tired and crying in the school library for NO REASON whatsoever. goddamnit. I have a driving test tomorrow and I cannot fail it and. I just.

going home. making sugar. doing writing memes and fixing Pevensies/Winchester of Doom and I am going to HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: Susan: heroine girl)
2009-11-26 04:19 pm

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hey guys! I love you all, immensely. You make my days 500% easier to get through, and are incredibly funny and smart and kind and make me think about things I might not have thought about before. I'm incredibly thankful for all of you. Thank you so much! I hope all of you who do Thanksgiving have a fabulous Thanksgiving, and that everyone else has a fabulous day! <3333333333

(on a much less important note, would someone be willing to beta a Doctor Who/Chronicles of Narnia crossover? I'm almost done, it'll be at least 1.5K but I'm not sure what else.)

ETA: things I remember from reading posts that I forgot to comment on.

congrats [ profile] simpleflower on winning NaNo!

[ profile] zempasuchil OMG AVATAAAAR. your post flooded me with memories - just watch, in about four days there'll be a ridiculously long comment on it from me. ZUKO, BABY.
be_themoon: I want a better world. By me. (Narnia: how far we've come)
2009-03-17 08:55 pm

all sorts of stuffs

First of all, a very happy birthday to [ profile] rabidline ! It's an important one, and I hope you had a wonderful day. *hugs*

Went to the dentist today. No cavities, but I have such crazy teeth. Three of my baby teeth? HAVE NOTHING BENEATH THEM. And therefore will leave HOLES in my MOUTH when they come out. NOT COOL. Also one of my teeth has apparently fused itself to the bone and will eventually have to be pulled out. I repeat, NOT COOL.

Also, I wrote something very quickly tonight, something that's neither of the fic projects I should be working on. I think it needs a bit of editing, and it feels rough to me. But eh, here it is. Inspired by [ profile] lassiterfics and [ profile] zempasuchil beautiful Sea Change fic, and also [ profile] turkeyish 's comment here.

Tentatively titled: Leave Behind Time

Peter writes her one day, Have you ever wondered why everyone says time goes in a line? )