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06 August 2006 @ 09:58 am
Weekend Update  
Just a random update on me, my weekend, and the belt!fic (yes, I know you're all just here for the pr0n *g*).



Last night we went and saw Santana at Shoreline. It was a last minute thing - my husband's been wanting to see them for ages, and then he found out they were coming around this weekend, and lo and behold there were still general admit tickets left. So we brought our beach towel and cushions and went and had a lovely time at the show. The music was fantastic (they brought onstage the opening act, Anthony Hamilton, for a few songs. Damn, that man has a set of pipes!) And Carlos Santana himself, of course was amazing as always on the music-front, but I was really impressed at what he said between songs as well. He said some really moving things about being proud to come from the Bay Area, and how we are different from the part of the country that blindly follows Bush (*shudder*) because we are diverse, and accept each other's differences, and we come from a place of joy and hope, not fear. He talked about his experiences living through the history of the bay area, from the Haight-Ashbury scene to the Black Panther movement, and up through today. He talked about unity, and peace, and consciousness, about accepting ourselves and others, and how we should be able to explore the masculine and feminine sides of ourselves without the fear of being called ugly names. And, okay, I was probably experiencing a massive contact high because about half of Humboldt County's annual output was hanging in the haze above the lawn, but still! The man is positively bursting with inner peace and love for his fellow creatures. He comes at it from a spiritual/religious angle, which isn't really my thing, but man, I can't argue with the results. Whatever he's doing is really working for him. Anyway, it was a lovely time and I'm really glad we went. (And, yes, my parents were hippies and I'm a tree-hugging, bleeding heart ultra-liberal - why do you ask? *g*)

Today is for errandy/choresy stuff, plus a barbecue. Got to do some laundry, get groceries, hold down kitty #2 and brush her because she's starting to get matted (she's not a very enthusiastic self-groomer). I'm also planning to stop by a music store because I've been wanting to pick up the latest Neko Case album - they've been playing it on radio paradise pretty heavily and everything I've heard so far is amazing. So we'll probably go to Rasputin sometime today. This afternoon we've got a friend's bbq/potluck to go to - should be fun, but man, I'd rather be doing fannish stuff. Damn these tedious social obligations! :)

As for the belt!fic, it's coming along nicely. I've got about eight pages so far, five of them total smut. It is Jeeves POV and yes, my fellow kink-monsters, there is belt lashing and Jeeves bottoming. *g* A plot bunny hatched yesterday (yes, I have a male muse and my plot bunnies hatch rather than being born, so there! *g*) so that's of the good. Probably be another week or two before I have anything worth sending off for beta, but we'll see how it goes. Sometimes I get writing and it goes faster than I think. I will, time permitting, be working on that fic later this evening.



That's it from me for now. Love to all my f-list peeps! :*
 
 
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The Mellifluous Leaper 182: Badass Houdini Hamsterleaper182 on August 6th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
Are you online right now? I need someone to read over something for me, and I'm gettin' desperate. *^^*
Skyskyblue_reverie on August 6th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm here, but was about to go out for errands. If it's fairly short, I'll be happy to look it over before I go out. If it's longer, and you can wait to get a response til this evening, I can print it and bring it with me to my bbq then respond later this afternoon. Either way, feel free to shoot me an email. :)
Skyskyblue_reverie on August 6th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I'll try not to be offended that you only turned to me out of utter desperation. ;)
Fenriss: pirate!fenriss on August 6th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oooh! My H is a big Neko Case fan. Female vocals with folksy, acoustic back-up are one of his favorite sounds. He really has the musical taste of a lesbian :)

(FYI, he has a bunch of his own recordings up here, if'n you should care to hear them.)

So glad to hear the belt!fic is going well! So very glad. I am fresh out of smut to read, alas!

Sky: [j&w] tie heartsskyblue_reverie on August 7th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Oh, my gosh, out of smut! That is an emergency! I shall try to write faster for you, m'dear. ;) I'll definitely check out the recordings, thank you for the link! And Neko Case is awesome. Her sound is so... dirty. Almost like a female Johnny Cash, is the best I can do, only it doesn't really do her justice. Your husband has good taste, in music and in wives. *g*

Now, where's that digital photo of your new tattoo that you promised? I've been eagerly awaiting it. *taps toe impatiently*
Fenriss: Peculiarfenriss on August 7th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah! It's that "dirty" sound that the boy finds compelling, I think. He tries to get that kind of style in his own stuff. And, as much as he denies it, he is totally a squeeing fan boy for Johnny Cash!

Now, where's that digital photo of your new tattoo that you promised? I've been eagerly awaiting it. *taps toe impatiently*

Hee. 'Kay, I'm not posting it to my own LJ until tomorrow morning (most of my flist only reads from work, you see), but be cause you ask so nicely, you get to see it now.

Waddaya think? I wanted more color in it, and she sure gave me color. The whole rainbow, in fact! It's a bit more vivid than I expected...
Sky: [j&w] tie heartsskyblue_reverie on August 7th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
Oh. Oh. Oh my. Darling, it is beautiful. I love the colors. And is that a dragon silhouetted in the flames? Gorgeous. Truly. Thank you for the sneak preview!

I went and downloaded all the songs from your husband's page that you linked me to and I'm listening to them right now. I like! I'm listening to "Burn" right now - very nice indeed. And, yes, as soon as I went over there I noticed the Johnny Cash cover of "A Boy Named Sue" in relation to the comment I had just made about Neko Case! Hee. I like his cover, by the way, actually better than the original. (I love Neko, but Johnny Cash, much as I've tried to get into him, and can appreciate what he does, just doesn't do it for me.)

By the way, I meant to ask you - is that icon you used above a picture of you? Not the peculiar sign (*g*) but the one before that. If not, what is that an icon of? (Sorry, I'm just always curious about people's icons.)
Fenriss: pirate!fenriss on August 7th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Oh. Oh. Oh my. Darling, it is beautiful. I love the colors. And is that a dragon silhouetted in the flames? Gorgeous. Truly. Thank you for the sneak preview!

I don't think it's intended to be a dragon, but it sort of looks like that, doesn't it?

I went and downloaded all the songs from your husband's page that you linked me to and I'm listening to them right now. I like!

Yay! Thank you! He'll be so pleased.

(I love Neko, but Johnny Cash, much as I've tried to get into him, and can appreciate what he does, just doesn't do it for me.)

I totally understand. I like the idea of Johnny very much. I like the person he was, and I like the way he would cover songs by Depeche Mode and NIN and make them sound all meaningful and sincere in ways the originals didn't. But the truth is, I can't muster a whole lot of enthusiasm for his kind of music. I'll never be a fan like Eric is.

By the way, I meant to ask you - is that icon you used above a picture of you?

Yep! That's me, at Mardi Gras 2000. I think everyone should have an icon of him or herself dressed up like a pirate.

Our crowd does a lot of costumed events. Between the Ren Fests, our several-times-annually historical feasts, and the occasional costumed movie premier, we spend a lot of time dressed up :)
Sky: [firefly] Jayne hatskyblue_reverie on August 7th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's intended to be a dragon, but it sort of looks like that, doesn't it?

It does indeed. I love dragons (I love medieval fantasy type settings, and I was born in the year of the dragon in the Chinese Zodiac, so dragons have a special place in my heart). Oh, and I meant to ask you, how big is the tat? It's hard to get a sense of scale from the photo.

Yay! Thank you! He'll be so pleased.

I listened several times through yesterday while I was on my computer. I hope you won't take it amiss if I say that your husband has, er, a very sexy voice. Kind of reminds me of how Alan Rickman would sound if he sang (which is a compliment from me, I've always thought Alan Rickman has a really sexy voice) but with a touch of Cat Stevens thrown in. Except, of course, unique. *g* Anyway, I'm enjoying muchly.

I totally understand. I like the idea of Johnny very much. I like the person he was, and I like the way he would cover songs by Depeche Mode and NIN and make them sound all meaningful and sincere in ways the originals didn't. But the truth is, I can't muster a whole lot of enthusiasm for his kind of music.

Yep, I feel exactly the same way.

Yep! That's me, at Mardi Gras 2000. I think everyone should have an icon of him or herself dressed up like a pirate.

Awesome! So nice to put a face with the name & lovely words. Mwah.


Our crowd does a lot of costumed events. Between the Ren Fests, our several-times-annually historical feasts, and the occasional costumed movie premier, we spend a lot of time dressed up :)

Getting dressed up is fun, isn't it? I don't do it too often, but I do have a Ren Faire costume - me & the H used to go every year but it's been a couple of years now. Oh, and I knitted Jayne hats for me and my husband (see icon) for the Firefly premiere, but that wasn't really a full costume.

Fenriss: ghostfenriss on August 8th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
It does indeed. I love dragons (I love medieval fantasy type settings, and I was born in the year of the dragon in the Chinese Zodiac, so dragons have a special place in my heart).

Huh. You know, I think they're pretty cool, too. I have a lot of fire in my astrological chart (hence the flames). I've been considering a sort of a black-work salamander, breathing fire or something. I need to work on the design. But she will certainly be dragon-like :)

Oh, and I meant to ask you, how big is the tat? It's hard to get a sense of scale from the photo.

Well, it's sort of in my mid-to-lower back… lemme get Eric to measure it… he says it's about 3 1/2 inches wide by about 5 inches high. Bigger than I would have estimated b feeling around back there.

listened several times through yesterday while I was on my computer. I hope you won't take it amiss if I say that your husband has, er, a very sexy voice.

Eeee! Darlin', I am not what you'd call the jealous type. I'm pleased as punch to hear you say that. He does have a sexy voice, doesn't he? *swoon* I have such a crush on him!

Awesome! So nice to put a face with the name & lovely words. Mwah.

You know, my default cartoony icon is probably more representative of how I actually look. But here, I'll attach yet another one I have of me… it's a sp00ky one E made, from a photo session we did a few years back.

(A little note: I was very much involved in the original fan-base for the Blair Witch Project, when it was little more than an indie film. Some of us where thinking of doing a book about the early fandom of the movie--which was a phenomenon in it's own right, really--and E took these pictures of me surrounded by creepy stickmen. The book never got made, alas.)

Also *smooch* :)

Oh, and I knitted Jayne hats for me and my husband (see icon) for the Firefly premiere, but that wasn't really a full costume.

Oh, cool! Jayne hats! I think knitting is fantastic. I can hardly do it myself (m step-mother keeps trying to teach me), but our friend Cynthia (cyntergomes) is practically a pro. She had her iPod cozy design featured in a crafting book.

People who can do stuff (like knit and write fic) are so cool. Sigh.
Sky: [j&w] tie heartsskyblue_reverie on August 8th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Oooh, design that made it into a book? That's awesome. I can barely knit - not very well at all. A friend of mine is awesome at it (I actually got her started knitting, but she quickly surpassed me and is now light years better than me) and she's the one that designed the pattern for the Jayne hats and helped me with the actual knitting of them. Still, it was very fun.

And I like that icon of you - very cool effect! And, I'll definitely be eager to hear about further tattoo designs - a dragon-like salamander sounds fantastic.

And, hee, I think you are very cool indeed. Now go work on your fic! If my humble self can be of any assistance at all, please do feel free to call upon me. :)
purplesyringes on August 6th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
Yays for:

Treehugging!

Santana!

Liberals!

Belt!fic!

Bottom!Jeeves!

And you! ^^
Skyskyblue_reverie on August 7th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
Yays for you too! :)
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Sky: [j&w] family portraitskyblue_reverie on August 7th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
Awww, sorry I made you homesick! (Love the icon, by the way!!) But if I helped you look forward to your moving back, then I consider that a job well done. :)

Let's see... GG park. Haven't seen much there, but I did go to a Neil Young/Pearl Jam concert there years ago... got the worst sunburn of my life. (Was young and stupid and didn't wear sunscreen and then fell asleep in the sun.) GG park is a great place just to go hang out on the weekends, though.

And, I was at Lollapalooza at the Shoreline too! Let's see, it would have been in... '96 or thereabouts? How strange if we were both there at the same time!

Ooooh, ooh, you've seen the show? In your next email, you must make a full report of all of your impressions so we can discuss endlessly. I insist. *g* As for my next fic, you may be interested to hear that our convo about effort vs. effortless is going to make an appearance - it just totally fit with what I was doing with the fic, so thank you for being such an inspiration, m'dear!
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Skyskyblue_reverie on August 7th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
I sent some impressions of J&W in my last reply to your email, as I was watching it no less, but will email further...


Wait, what? You did? The last email I got from you was Friday afternoon (my time) and as far as I recall, you were still waiting for the dvds. Did I miss an email from you? *wails* Say it ain't so! The last email I sent you, where I gave you the link to the House/J & W crossover, was the last email in our convo that I've seen. Did you send me something after that? *is megaconfused*
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Sky: [j&w] jeeves distraughtskyblue_reverie on August 7th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
Evil, bad Comcast! Terrible Comcast! I was checking my email with great anticipation all weekend and never got it! grrrrr. Well, I got your re-send, so I shall happily skip off and respond (at great length) now. :)
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Gaffsiegaffsie on August 7th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. God. There will be not only belt-fic but also bottom!Jeeves? I won't miss this for the world. I hope you don't mind me friending you, because I'm going to. :)
Skyskyblue_reverie on August 7th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yep. Glad you are looking forward to it. And, yes, by all means, friend me! I shall friend you back instanter. And, ooh, looking at your userprofile I really like your bio quote. So true. Welcome, friend! :)
maxine_penborne on August 8th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
*happy shiver* Judging by this information, you are soon to be responsible for the wonderful ray of light in the midst of my depression, the depletion of the last of my printer ink, and the overall ruination of my danties. A MILLION GABAZILLION BROWNIE POINTS TO YOU!!!
Skyskyblue_reverie on August 8th, 2006 02:03 am (UTC)
Hee! I am happy that I could help lift your depression, but sorry about your printer ink and ... danties? Not sure what that is, but sorry in advance to have ruined them. :)

Yay for brownie points! And give some to yourself, m'dear, because you were the one who lobbed the bottom!Jeeves bunny my way. I had kind of idly been thinking about it, but knowing that someone else out there wanted to see it made me really think about it and then the smut, well, it flowethed forth verily like a mighty river. *g* Anyway, you will definitely get a credit in my author's notes when I post. :)
maxine_penborne on August 8th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
*blush* Awww, I actually inspired something?? I never did that before! *feels all smug* Lord, I thought I was the only one to consider bottom! Jeeves before! So glad I'm not alone! Ahh. danties...yeah I...better not go there. XD In any case, THANK YOU! I never thought it would have been noticed, let alone seriously considered! *bows to you*
Sky: [j&w] smirkskyblue_reverie on August 8th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
Bwah! Okay, I think I figured it out. Never heard that particular term before. *g* And judging by the, um, enthusiastic reaction I've been getting to that idea, you are not the only one to think bottom!Jeeves would be massively hot, just the first to say it (to me, anyway). So, yes, for that you get major inspiration credits! *bows back*
maxine_penborne on August 8th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
LMAO, It seems you may have figured out the danties thing? *thinks* God, who knows, I may have invented the word myself... Unlikely, that. X___X I've been attacked by about a million more Jooster plot bunnies that I'll never write, But I'll probably type them up and post them in the community for people's amusement I suppose. God, I wish I could write fanfiction...
Skyskyblue_reverie on August 8th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
How do you know you can't? Have you tried? *prodprod* If you've got a million bunnies, that's a great first step! :)
maxine_penborne on August 8th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
Lol, I promise, I've tried! The only fanfiction I've ever had the nerve to post on the internet is a Doc/Marty from Back to the Future...and I still don't know how to finish it... ;__; Trust me, It's awful...
Skyskyblue_reverie on August 9th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
Heee. Okay, I won't bug you about it. Glad you tried, though. :) And, yeah, that'd be great if you post your bunnies to indeedsir as inspiration to the J/W fic writers out there (myself included). I can always use more bunnies, especially if they're of the smutty type! *g*
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