Nothing new under the sun

Aug. 15th, 2017 03:41 am
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[personal profile] snapdragon76
I’ve been trying to do more paper journaling as a way to dump out a lot of my feelings as they happen so that I can find ways to deal with them. Needless to say, I’ve been writing a lot. It’s this whole damn job situation.

Naturally, I’m plagued with tons of self-doubt and all kinds of crap. I’m beginning to think that I may have made of made a mistake in changing my career. No one seems to want to hire me in any capacity. I keep thinking I’m being punished for something for some reason. I don’t know what.

It’s not like I’m asking to be a millionaire. I just want a comfortable life. A job I enjoy, a home of my own, a car, planning for the future, good health, and enough to be able to enjoy my hobbies. Just like everyone else. How hard is that?

I’m starting to feel resentful for those who tell me that God has a plan for me. Is that so? I wish He’d let me in on it. I’m sick and tired of feeling this way. I’m sick and tired of not being able to even get a new pair of glasses. Of not being able to get my teeth fixed. Of not being able to even get my hair cut. I mean, is this supposed to be my purpose in life? Karma’s punching bag?!

I try not to bleed out my feelings onto social media too much. Which is one of the reasons I keep an offline journal. Still, sometimes I do and I hope others don’t think that I’m trying to elicit sympathy or something. I dunno…

I’m trying to distract myself by knitting and reading and coloring and stuff like that. It helps, but it’s not a cure. I do take meds, but I don’t know if they are as effective as they once were.

I’m mostly posting this to keep those of you who still read this updated on what’s been going on. Pretty much the same as ever. Nothing looks to change anytime soon.

Femslash Exchange Letter

Aug. 14th, 2017 03:17 am
prpl_pen: (the joys of the creative process)
[personal profile] prpl_pen
Dear creator,

Thank you so much for writing for me! I haven't written a letter like this in a while, so bear with me, but I'll try to give a little more information about the kind of fic I'd like to receive.

General DNWs
  • AUs - canon setting only, please. Canon divergence is okay, and even encouraged in the the case of some of my One Piece requests.
  • extreme angst - a little bit is fine if it fits the story, but please no wallowing in angst. For most of the pairings I've requested, I'd prefer a more light-hearted tone or at the very least a happy ending.
  • pining only - it's fine if a pairing appears to be one-sided at the start of a fic, but I'd like to see something come of it by the end, please. In most cases, I don't find unreciprocated pining very satisfying.
  • non-con
  • watersports, scat, emetophilia, ageplay, humiliation - just some hard DNWs, kinkwise
  • PWP - smut is fine (even encouraged!), but please give me something beyond a smut-only scene

General Likes
  • stories about the ship getting together - whether a shown in a short flashback or comprising the bulk of the story, I love seeing how couples come together
  • humor/light-hearted tone & happy ending - the level of this will vary somewhat depending on the canon of course, but in general I like to see a more fun, light-hearted tone and a sense of humor in the prose (please veer away from out and out crack, though). Don't feel you have to stick to this strictly, however; as long as it's not an angstfest and there's a happy ending, I'm good.
  • adventure or plot outside the ship itself - I recognize that this will depend on length, so don't feel too beholden to it; it's just something I like to see if you're willing to write something a little longer
  • dialogue/banter - I love to see how a ship interacts verbally, whether in regular conversation or when bantering flirtatiously
  • physical affection - kissing, hugging, hand-holding, and smut are all welcome and encouraged

Smut Likes
  • first times
  • instruction/encouragement
  • playfulness/teasing
  • an emphasis on sensory description
  • dialogue
  • breast/nipple play
  • fingering/cunnilingus
On to the individual prompts! )

Making Room

Aug. 10th, 2017 01:19 am
liralen: A pictures of one of my bees (bee)
[personal profile] liralen
The previous Wednesday I went to a little spin-in with four ladies and we dyed wool from the setup that the lady there had. But one of the other ladies was thinking about keeping bees as she’d inherited a top bar hive from a family that had simply neglected it, thinking that it was kinder to not bother the bees.

The bees had filled the hive, getting past a stopper that was supposed to keep them from the rest of the hive, and building on all the bars past that. And when they’d run out of space, they’d left. So I really wanted to make sure that my colony had plenty of space to build and store honey.

So I went in and took some... )

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