xlivvielockex: (Buffy: Willow Kills People)
I was going to wait until I got home to post this (for those who don't know, I am at the Western Social Sciences Association conference in Houston right now) but I am worried if I don't post it now and get all my thoughts out, that I won't be able to sleep. (Seeing as I was up at 5am after only sleeping a few hours and it is now past 11, I need sleep)

While I haven't been on LJ much because of work and school, some of you may know that I strong-armed [livejournal.com profile] eilowyn into presenting her paper on feminism in the Whedon fandom both as a panel paper here and to enter it in the paper competition. I really didn't give her much of a choice in the matter because as you who know me know quiet well, I am very persuasive. :)

This gets long and navel gazing and really unlike me but... )

I should say that for any of you out there who are undergraduates (or even graduate students) in the social sciences, if you are interested in presenting academic research at conference, please contact me. I hope that this post won't deter you from it because aside from this year, I think conferences are an amazing opportunity for not only networking but personal growth. I always learn so much when I attend and in fields I normally would not engage in. My goal is not to search as someone focused on research but to rather be like the professors who changed my life, who mentored me, and to bring undergraduates into these events to keep them going. I think it is incredibly important to provide opportunities for undergraduates to attend events that are vetted, that are subject to peer review and structure, to give them not only experience but a good item for their resumes and CVs.
xlivvielockex: (Fanastic Rack)
So this is an amnesty post.

I know that I haven't been around, haven't been commenting as much. This semester has been really rough for me and next semester will be thesis time so I will be around even less. What little time I do have has been spent on Tumblr because it's faster.

If you want to unfriend me, this is an amnesty post. No hard feelings, no drama, nothing. You unfriend me, I unfriend you, and we still stay friends. Like I'm serious here.

After my thesis, I will probably be back on a full time basis. Or at least I hope. I miss fandom, miss making graphics. It was very calming and I am going to do my holiday icons over Thanksgiving break, IDGAF.

Love you all and miss you a ton.
xlivvielockex: (GP: Marcy & Hunter)
For those not on Tumblr or Twitter, I am alive. I did survive my surgery.

Now I have four long weeks of recovery and four new big ass scars to show for it. I'm feeling better already, already seeing the positive outcomes from the surgery after just one week. Those first few days though, I cried a lot and screamed "never again".

I'm bored as hell though. I can watch tv, knit, listen to music, read, get on the computer, and play video games. That is about it. It's amazing how much you miss bending over when you are barred from doing it. Being on the computer for long periods of time is hard for me sadly so it's mostly been tv watching and listening to audiobooks. I can only use my laptop because of the position I have to stay in and it doesn't have photoshop or my SIMS on it. :(

The pain is manageable and not as intense as my first surgery. They discovered a lot of damage from the first botched procedure so I'm supposed to meet with a malpractice attorney as soon as I am cleared to drive. (That will be in about another week to 10 days they said)

I know I missed a lot of flisting stuff so please link me. I went back about 600 entries before I couldn't do it anymore. Thanks for all the well wishes too. I know the positive vibes really helped me through it. I could feel it. No lie.
xlivvielockex: (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Tumblr peeps, sorry if you are seeing this twice.

Personal post is personal )
xlivvielockex: (SATC: Squee!)
After a long discussion and hemming and hawwing, my husband and I decided to get a Wii with our tax return. So far we Indiana Jones 2 and Mario Kart. If anyone has suggestions for games, I'm all ears. And if someone has a Wii and wants our friend code, just let me know. :)

Lifewise, I'm just busy with grad school and attempting to write my C/A fic for the Valentine's Day Smut-A-Thon. I have a pretty good idea and outline, I just need to sit down and write it.

Miss you guys. I can't wait for summer when I can actually be around and do fandom stuff.
xlivvielockex: (AD: Slut)
Well, working my little tail off as the semester draws to a close. Working on a paper right now but luckily it's a topic I enjoy so it's going quickly.

That isn't what this post is about though.

This weekend, husband and I watched Scott Pilgram vs The World. Neither of us enjoyed it. We kept looking at each other going "we are supposed to root for this douchebag?"

What I don't get is why is it so popular? Can someone explain it to me? I mean, none of the characters are particularly well crafted, the jokes are rather lame, Michael Cera is doing the same character he has done since his Arrested Development days. I just don't get why it is so popular. I was expecting so much more.

Anyone out there like it? Can you help me out here? I just know it is so popular and it's so rare that my husband and I, neither of us can see why it is so "cool". Maybe we are just getting to old?
xlivvielockex: (PR: OMG!)
I think my graduate school professors know that this is television premiere week because I have TEN papers due this week. I wrote four over the weekend so just six to go. So that means I don't get to watch any new premieres until this weekend (which is my anniversary so yeah, no tv then!). Plus I have SPN S5 just looking at me going KELLY! WAAAATCH ME!

Let's not even talk about how behind I am with my LJ communities. Time for another modsearch post methinks. Maybe if I say I just need a banner maker and that you can still win banners, that might help get someone to sign up. I don't know.


In happier news, lots of awesome fandom stuff on my LJ that I haven't gotten around to comment all on.

- Cordelia/Angel fanmix by [livejournal.com profile] angryscientist All Depeche Mode, which, you know how much I love DM if you've been here for a bit.

- Angel sketch by [livejournal.com profile] angryscientist I love it when people *draw* in this fandom. It makes me so unbelievably happy!

- ATS Prompt-a-Thon hosted by [livejournal.com profile] eleusis_walks And I actually wrote a Drusilla and Cordelia thing for it!

- Doomed Ship Comment Fic hosted by [livejournal.com profile] anythingbutgrey I wrote for this too. Angelus/Drusilla and big time RAPE WARNING on that one.

Also, just cause I know a few people like knowing about the strange relationship I have with my husband. For our anniversary (the 27th), he bought me an electric smoker and a terabite hard drive. I'm allergic to mesquite and most BBQ around here is mesquite. Plus I don't eat HFCS and most BBQ sauces have it. I have been bitching about the lack of BBQ for years so he finally bought me a smoker to shut me up. LOL I already tested it out last week. DE.LI.CIOUS. Seriously, everyone should come over. I did ribs, I'm doing a brisket next. And the hard drive? For all my music and tv shows. He knows me way too well. (I got him Leverage and Burn Notice S2. He got S1 for his birthday.)

And back!

Aug. 14th, 2010 01:57 pm
xlivvielockex: (Charisma)
I'm back from Vegas, bbs. It was AMAZING! Like I can't even tell you. Charisma is so much more beautiful in person. Pictures do not do her jusice. I will do a full write up with pictures as soon as I have a day to rest. (I got a wicked stress fracture in my left ankle while there. Not fun!)

All I can say is Jason Staham is a midget and Randy Couture is SOLID hottie muscle who smelled great. :) ([livejournal.com profile] diseased_inside I got you an autograph cause I know you love them UFC guys) Oh yeah, and Eric Roberts is my new hero. He was so. freaking. nice. to all his fans. But again, full write up with pics later.

I went back like 340 posts here (about the same on Tumblr too) and I know I missed stuff. So please link me so I can read/comment. I plan to relax until Monday.

Also, you peeps doing the 30 days of Angel meme, there is a community where you can link to your responses and get more comments/love. [livejournal.com profile] 30daysofangel CHECK IT OUT YO! It really needs some posts so go over there, link away, get some readers.
xlivvielockex: (True Love)

I NEED SOME MAJOR CHEERING UP, PEEPS! (While yes, the Prop 8 overturning totally made me cry happy tears, it's not outweighing the shitstorm of my real life right now) And well, I was doing this on Tumblr last night and it was so fun, I wanted to bring it over here, only a little differently.

You comment and give me three people you want me to pick to Fuck, Marry, or Kill. Then I reply with my answers and give YOU three people to F, M, K. You comment back to me and if you want another set of three, then give me three more. Give three to get three, see how it goes.

Here are some examples from Tumblr last night:

Cause everyone wants to know about FMK! )

And here are a list of the fandoms I know. Movies and celebs too, toss those in if you want. If I haven't seen the movie, I will go by the pretty.

Fandoms for FMK )

Feel free to pass this around, link it, whatever. Whoever comments, if I'm not familiar with them, I will just check their profile to give them a FMK. :) Remember, give three to get three!
xlivvielockex: (Skullmeat: Brain)
Since everyone else is doing it...

I write like )

Speaking of horror stories, my husband and I just rescued three more kittens from the feral colony outside. They are about a month or so old. Two ginger boys, one all white female. They were trapped in between our fence and the neighbor's wall, which is about six inches. We have arbor vities that are growing from fence to house, so I was IN the tree trying to scare them out. I'm totally cut up to HALE.

So that makes, right now, fosters in our house:

3 ginger males + 1 siamese male + 1 siamese female + 2 black males + 1 grey/white female + 1 brown tabby + 1 all white female = 10 foster kittens.

Plus our dog, and our own three cats.

There were two black ones that we found and they were too old to take in and socialize. :( I wish our county had a spay/neuter, release program. I can't afford $50-100 to get all those ferals done, not to mention no vets will do them. This is Kelly's sad face. v.v. sad face.
xlivvielockex: (GP: Marcy & Hunter)
Had a family emergency on Friday and things are just now getting back to normal. Know I owe some people icons, banners are behind at my comms, etc. When it rains, it pours huh?

I've gone and got one of those tumblr things. Actually, had one for a month (?) but I finally made a personal one. It's mostly fandom and stuff that I see and go SHINY!

My tumblr is http://xlivvielockex.tumblr.com

and I run:


The ones I like that are fandom related:


Non-fandom ones:


[livejournal.com profile] coalitiongirl has a BIG LIST OF TUMBLR BUFFYVERSE COMMUNITITES if you need more stuff to follow. And if you want a read that will make your heart scrunch up and your eyes tear, read this ship manifesto about a B/Aer turned C/Aer. It was made of win. (She also wrote this awesome fic)

So flist, if I'm not following you, what is your tumblr? What tumblrs do you love?
xlivvielockex: (C/A Family)
I know it's Mother's Day and everyone is feeling all the warm and fuzzies for their Mamas. Whether you love her or you hate her, today is the one day where you gotta be nice to her right? Society and all that crap.

This post isn't about Mother's Day, not exactly. It's more about parents in general. I'm pissed as hell and this is my LJ so I don't have to take it anymore.

There are spoilers for Kick-Ass under the cut.

Quit being your child's best friend. And if you don't want to take care of your kids, go to Planned Parenthood and get on the pill )

Forget it. Nothing's going to change. I'm going back to my Mother's Day of Gypsy and Mommie Dearest (Another strange tradition, I know).
xlivvielockex: (Glee: Quinn)

I'm back from Vegas. I almost didn't come back. LOL The $20/night specials for weeknights was almost *too* good to pass up. So was the invitation from the friends we were staying with that we could continue to stay there as long as we wanted. Only work is what kept the husband and I from staying longer.

I ate too much, saw too many shows, spent too much time getting hit on by weirdos. It was awesome. LOL I love Vegas, sfm despite the fact I don't drink and don't gamble. (I mean, I don't have more than one beer and don't lose more than $10). Oh yeah, I probably should have checked that the American Country Music Awards weren't the same weekend I was going up. Vegas was filled up but the free concerts were great.

I'm trying to go back through the flist, a very much daunting task, but I need something to do since I'm exhausted. Why is it you always need a vacation after your vacation? LOL But if I miss something or you did something awesome, link me. :)

Oh and seriously, how much freaking win is this?


Jan. 14th, 2010 06:46 pm
xlivvielockex: (Glee: Quinn)
YES! The DSL came early and I got it all set up by myself. And for someone who is confused by tin foil, I'm pretty proud of myself.

If you've got anything I need to see, need to read, need to comment on, then post it here. AWWW YEAH! I feel like the Kool Aid Man who has just burst through a wall.

And since everyone else is doing it (and I totes know who I ship myself with from LJ, let's see if anyone else can get it. There are a lot of choices, that is for sure. I'm a whore, darlin' (quote from one of my fave movies, altered slightly. Omg, can you tell how giddy I am just to have internet back?!)):

ship me meme
xlivvielockex: (C/A Halloween)
Oy vey, so I know, been a bad LJ friend lately. I got back from St. Thomas and got hit with some killer thing. Coughing, fever, the works. I spent a week in bed and I've still got the hacking cough. Superfun, let me tell you. And did I mention the temps dropped radically here? We had snow flurries on Tuesday. SNOW. FLURRIES.

So yeah, no awesome Halloween post from me, even if it is my favorite holiday. I did finalize my makeup look with [livejournal.com profile] diseased_inside last night. Going as a purple glittering fairy this year. How appro. LOL

And despite being sick, I've been working my butt off for the 2009 Stranger Things Halloween Ficathon. We're doing ficpics this year and I got to ficpic [livejournal.com profile] samsom and [livejournal.com profile] starlet2367. And [livejournal.com profile] starbuck42084 made me a fab-u-lous ficpic for my story. I totally love this idea! I also deleted my story and started over when I got back. Probably a bad idea.

Anyway, the point of this post is that [livejournal.com profile] tacitus_3 did an EPIC Halloween Post that I found via [livejournal.com profile] fanmix. It's so wicked cool, you gotta check it out.

Still have so much to do. Layout/headers for [livejournal.com profile] starwarsland and [livejournal.com profile] teamempire. Make wallpapers for [livejournal.com profile] definexfreedom for the Fall Fandom Free For All. I was going to try to write drabbles for [livejournal.com profile] good__evil's Monster Madness but we all saw how well that turned out.

xlivvielockex: (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Hey flisters!

I'm back from my insanely amazing word defying trip to St. Thomas. I have about 400 pics to sort through before I post, as well as recover from the intense travel. I'm feeling the jet lag for sure.

I tried last night to go through my flist but LJ only lets you go back 980 entries (good to know, LJ). Since I'm a member of a couple of very active comms, I probably missed tons of stuff that happened while I was gone.

So here's your chance to pimp yourself. If you made something/wrote something/posted something that you want me to see, just leave the link here. I will try to get to it this week. I've got a ton of catching up to do.

And a happy late birthday to [livejournal.com profile] _touched, [livejournal.com profile] butliz and just a Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] makemerun.


Oct. 2nd, 2009 12:26 pm
xlivvielockex: (SATC: Sam Licks)

A lot of you already know this but I'm going to St. Thomas for ten days of fun, sun, and a whole lotta booty if I'm lucky! I'm taking my laptop but I don't think I'll be on much. I'll post pics when I get back if anyone is interested.
xlivvielockex: (Fanastic Rack)
First off, a big welcome to all my new friends from the [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets Friending Meme. Hopefully this post won’t scare you off and send you running for the remove friend button.

Because right now, I’m going to talk about something I love.


What kind of bees make milk? Bew-bees! )
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