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Tara's blog (or *A* Tara's blog). Whatever reason you've stumbled across me, you should know that I am very multifandom and I obsess over MANY things. However, I am also very big on tagging things, so if you look at the "what I blog about" link below, that will give some idea of what I post if you want to blacklist anything. ALSO. I try to keep my blog worksafe overall, but occasionally things happen. I will ALWAYS tag anything you wouldn't want your boss or grandmother to see.



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Wasn’t that the purpose of a phone book? Like…you had to guess the city, then get the phone book for the city and hope there were only 3-4 Harry Smiths in Detroit.

Yeah. Except I was dealing with someone who had moved away to an unknown location at an unknown time. I basically started to harass my mother about post offices, phone books, and library records rooms. My GOD. Writing stuff set in the past just makes me want to hug my computer and coo sweet nothings at it. I am not cut out for a life where I can’t get my information spoon fed to me by technology haha.

God who knows. I leave myself notes all the time when I’m writing, but at least they’re usually bizarre AND helpful. This chapter really threw me in a couple places though and I apparently just gave up on the first pass more than once. I haven’t even started working on hard stuff yet.

Although I DID manage to sort out that calling homosexuality “gay” in the 40s would lead to hilarious misunderstandings, and had to go change many, many sentences. So the chapter still isn’t remotely ready but, hey! At least I learned something!

momentsofweakness replied to your post: Does anyone know if the invites for AO3 are back yet?

Waiting for one myself! The site previously had me in early December, but now I’ve moved up to late November. Fingers crossed it keeps going faster. That was a lot of ‘er’s.

Yep! That’s where I’m at, too. I’m not too worried about it. At the rate I’m going with my fic, there probably won’t be too much of a lag between posting on LJ and getting my AO3 account the slow way (it’s done, but I’m sort of stuck in an endless rewrite at the moment).

momentsofweakness replied to your post: OH FUCK ME APPARENTLY MY CAT IS A MOUSER BECAUSE…

I had a cat that used to bring me live mice on purpose. Into my bedroom, in the middle of the night. Yeeaah, that was fun. Then she’d wait patiently on my bed while I caught them, and beam at me all happily as if to say ‘Aren’t I just the best cat?’

That…doesn’t make me feel better. Oh god if my cat does that I’ll have a heart attack.

At least she’s having a good night. My hand to god I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen her have so much fun.

momentsofweakness replied to your post: Just got around to finishing The Act of Creation…

You suck I hate you. Why? Would you give me this pain?! Excuse me while I go keep reading this fic and drown in my tears.

Because it’s soooo good! It’s feel-good angst. Angst that’s sole function is to make you feel warm and fuzzy by the time you reach the end of it. That is tremendous. Shhh. Just go read. Dummy can get you kleenex :D

momentsofweakness replied to your post: I honestly don’t care much about my follower count

But…why would anyone stop following you? I”m so confused.

So…I guess I can stop checking to see if you’re still there, then? (Yes, yes, I know! Sometimes I check to make sure my betas are still there, too. I don’t know! What if you REALLY hated my last chapter or something? What would happen then?!)

But honestly, I have a sneaking suspicion that people follow me without knowing 1) that I reblog like a fiend and 2) that I reblog so many shows they’re not interested in half of them. I almost always lose a follower a week or two after I’ve gained a few.

"For as much as society is considered to be more accepting of issues like sexuality, things still have not changed much since older shows like Will and Grace were criticized for presenting Will as non-sexual and “de-eroticizing the sexual male act” (Battles 96). Current television shows like Modern Family and Glee, while more willing to present gay characters and couples, still receive similar criticism about their hesitance to show gay and lesbian couples as physically affectionate (Ayers; Keith)."

— Hey, remember that time I snuck Glee/thinly-veiled Tumblr shoutouts in my English Honours paper? Fun times!

momentsofweakness:

Me:

The final chapter of Your Steady Hands:

Me:

The final chapter of Your Steady Hands:

Me:

The final chapter of Your Steady Hands:

Me:

The final chapter of Your Steady Hands:

Me:

The final chapter of Your Steady Hands:

THIS IS RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS. YOU SHOW THAT STORY WHO IS IN CHARGE. Unless it is the one in charge. Then what you do is YOU PRETEND YOU ARE IN CHARGE UNTIL IT LISTENS.

momentsofweakness replied to your post: How I know I’m in the middle of a semester

You type better whilst hammered than anyone I’ve ever seen. Brava.
Oh man. That took me like 20 tries. It’s like the letters are all rearranged on the keyboard and I’m editing through heavy fog :D

Moments of Weakness: This is fic. Here. Have it.

momentsofweakness:

This was inspired back when Darren did the concert at Joe’s Pub, and more specifically by a certain gif that was running around back then, from Jealousy. You know the one. Where he’s gripping the mic so tightly, and he turns his head away from the crowd because he had just screwed up again and it…

I’ll leave his name out of the tags because you’re right, the cast does come look at Tumblr sometimes and I understand the mind-numbing terror of Darren seeing the stuff that we write haha, but this is such a sweet, sweet one-shot. Especially because I’ve felt tired and unstable like that and can relate very much XD

momentsofweakness said: Watch it anyway, darling! Yes, the twist isn't very twisty. I knew going in what would happen. But OH MY GOD THE FEELS! No, seriously, I DON'T cry. Like...ever. Ask my friends, they'll tell you. I've got a heart of stone. I was literally sobbing, even though I knew the ending. Just...watch it. It's amazing and fabulous and oh so very heartbreaking.

Oh I believe you. I finally got around to watching Game of Shadows yesterday, and I felt a little weepy at the end of that, so… yep. Tears will be happening. The trick is going to be finding time to watch it with my sister, as we’re both obsessed with it and watch it together. Not that I don’t love that each episode is approximately as long as a LotR movie, but it sure makes it hard to plan two different schedules around watching one. >:(

If it takes too long I’ll cave and watch it ahead of time and just not tell her. It’s… possible I’ve done that before, too. It’s not like I won’t cry hysterically each time anyhow.

I may or may not be considering the possibility of doing a podfic for Number Not The Voices and Your Steady Hands.

momentsofweakness:

Wouldtherebeanyinterestinthis?

Also, I have no idea how to go about doing this. I don’t even know if I have the right equipment. *contemplates*

I’m interested I’m interested!

Do you have a headset with a mic? That’s the best way because it has the least interference, but if not, and your computer has a built in mic, you can use that, too. If you don’t have a recording/video editing program on your computer, you can download one called Audacity for free.

Oh hang on, I swear Emiliana posted something about how to do this. I’m going to go look.

She did! It’s right here

In conclusion: Interested :D