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clex_monkie89 ([personal profile] clex_monkie89) wrote2014-08-28 10:21 pm

I LIVE.

We moved! Still in AZ, but now in Glendale. I have a room! We have a pool! I also have a horrific sunburn. I just started taking Zoloft a few weeks ago (holy shit, it's amazing how much that has helped me) and did not realize photosensitivity was a side effect, so I went swimming for two hours on Sunday and today is the first day I've been able to wear a shirt since without cringing.

My forehead, nose, cheeks, and from the elbows up was all lobster red and is currently peeling. And, JFC, the amount of times I have slammed my arms into the doorways since getting this burn is unbelievable. White as I am (and I am PALE lately) I have never burned from less than around 12 hours in a pool before. So I totally thought two would be fine, and I was only a tiny bit pink near my nose when I got out. Then three hours later I was a lobster.

We also have cable now (Cox) instead of satellite and every single thing I watch is now on three hours later because AZ sucks.

I still have no job. I have insurance, though? And unemployment. I kind of got fired at a great time, though, because I've been able to help take care of Ma and go to her doctor's appointments with her, and even though I worked at home before I couldn't go to appointments except for when she could get them scheduled on Wednesdays.

I started a mainline of The West Wing, and I'm up to 2.16 so far. I loooooooooooooove it. So, in about ten years I'll probably watch The Social Netowkr finally too.

I have actually gotten, like. Really into makeup. Really really. I know, lose your job and then find something expensive to like, right? But I totally have learned how to pinch pennies and the magics of things like online surveys and ebates (holy shit, if you shop online you need this place, it is totally legit and I've made $20 from shopping). Also, not hesitating to return anything that doesn't work for me. Doesn't matter if it's .99 or $60, if I don't love it, I take it back.

Also, I made a giant OCD spreadsheet that is an itemized inventory of everything makeup that I own. Because, hi, me.

Fandom-wise, I am totally still in Supernatural (though, holy shit, S9, what. Just what.), I watch Teen Wolf (as Tumblr says: Jeff Fucking Davis is a gift I'd like to return), and I live on Twitter more than anything else.

And now, a meme!

10 (fandom) Facts About Me
Just list 10 facts about fandom/ships/characters/kinks/headcanons whatever you like!

1. I joined fandom when I was 12. I'm 28 now, so I have spent more than half my life (16 years) in fandom.

2. The first ep of Teen Wolf I watched live was the S2 finale, and the first ep of SPN I watched live was Route 66.

3. I skim the sex in fic most of the time. Sometimes I'll read it, but for the most part once it starts I skim and pick up when it's over. This is probably a big part of why I get annoyed at fics where the ending is that the two characters have sex. I feel short-changed.

4. I cannot and will not read fic with drug use. I can't. I hate when there is random pot in a scene in a fic and that usually makes me make Ugh faces at it. The last time I said something like this I got defriended y a lot of people, but right now I don't care. It doesn't trigger me in the way you think of when people say "trigger" but it comes awfully close.

5. I love mpreg. I do. IDEK what it is. I used to kind of like it, and then I like it in a weird shameful way (mostly because LBR, good mpreg is hard to find) but when the mpreg is good it is SO GOOD and I am totally fine with you guys judging me.

6. I also love easter eggs in RPF. I love reading J2 and spotting one-off and background characters. I play that "MATT BOMER! FBDKS IT'S JASON MOMOA!!!" game where I flail all over like when I catch Aldis in a rerun of Bones.

7. Parallel AUs, too. Where you change the main setting but you can still see it poking through? GIVE THEM TO MEEEEEEEEEEEE.

8. I'll go through phases where I don't want to read anything but MCU Avengers genfic or Tim/Kon or something else weirdly specific that isn't a primary fandom of mine.

9. 90-95% of the shirts I own are fannish tees. One is Sherlock, one is Teen Wolf, and basically everything else is Supernatural or DC.

10. I love bottom!Sam like air and I will never stop being sad that fandom by and large prefer bottom!Dean and incredibly toppy top!Sam.

[identity profile] matchboximpala.livejournal.com 2014-08-29 07:24 am (UTC)(link)
That sunburn sounds terrible! Take care of yourself.

Fun and interesting fandom facts!
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[personal profile] velithya 2014-08-29 10:42 am (UTC)(link)
HI CLEX ♥

If I'm not super invested in the fic (and there's no plot - like the sex is just for the sake of it) then I tend to skim over the sex scenes too, and I don't really read PWPs anymore. Maybe I'm too picky but I prefer my fic to have delicious plot and emotions rather than just tab A slot B!

Also I hear you on the drug use. Just, no.

[identity profile] wendy.livejournal.com 2014-08-29 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I would love to hear your fave shopping sites and best deals and your money-saving tips and how ebates works and ALL THAT, tell me!!

Also, I am an obsessive return-er too. Why keep stuff you don't like??? Especially online stuff, you can almost always ship it back for free.

[identity profile] lucdarling.livejournal.com 2014-08-29 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
oh no sunburn! I burn easily so it's really not a wonder I am in a house with a pool this week (at a relative's) and only been outside for a proper amount of time three of the past six days. I hope you peel quickly? idk the right way to say 'you're sunburned and i'm sure it sucks'

but pool! I hope you enjoy it! :)

My little sister is also mainlining The West Wing. That opening music is so familiar.

[identity profile] mashimero.livejournal.com 2014-09-01 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so glad to hear the Zoloft is working for you!

I have gotten into makeup toooooo! Mostly lip products though, since I don't have the lifit d space to play with eyeshadows. But yeah, learning how to save with makeup is important because I wasn't keeping track of my purchases too well this summer, and, well. Let's just say, my bank account is not happy. And most stores around here don't have return policies for makeup at all, unless you go to department stores or Mac. So I'm on a no-buy right now except for skincare stuff, at least until I can use up all the lip products I already have.

3. Interesting! I usually skip the sex scenes in longer fics (not if I'm looking for PWPs obviously LOL) too, and also feel... kind of meh about fics ending with a sex scene.

6. YESSSS. That's one of the biggest draws to me in RPF! Except that lately I think the trend is more "using recognizable names on OCs" than trying to work in an actor's persona, which makes me sad. Also, I wish people would stop using the names Sam/Samantha/Mark/etc in SPN RPF without making it clear who they're talking about, because it bugs me when I can't picture the character.

10. I'm a fan of switching in I think all my OTPs, but I've always had a certain fondness for bottom!Sam, I think mainly because it's usually so rare. But there's been a trend towards bottom!Sam lately!