shivver: (Much Ado)
They really do.

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shivver: (Daughter of Mine)
...there is a guy outside our office (which is located above the town's Democrat headquarters) waving a Trump sign and screaming, "Deplorable lives matter!"


Oct. 12th, 2016 01:45 pm
shivver: (Carver)
I am really grumpy today, so be warned that this is a whine post.

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shivver: (Five with key)
I read this on the internet today, and it just sort of resonated with me.

"Art is how we decorate space. Music is how we decorate time."


Sep. 25th, 2016 05:29 pm
shivver: (Rory)
Does Teaspoon allow AU fic? I hadn't posted Blue Rain there because I thought they didn't, but I might be wrong. I don't know why, but I'm always hesitant to post there; I think because so much of my fic doesn't qualify for their site, I have this irrational fear of being rejected by them. (I mean, like it really matters - so they say no? But for some reason now I always have second thoughts about posting there, like I'm afraid they'll find something objectionable in my fic.)

If they do allow AU fic, do they also allow long dedications like I have at the beginning of Blue Rain?
shivver: (DT absolute radio)
This worked so well the last time, here's another "please identify the image". Does anyone know where this image comes from and/or if there's a non-filtered and non-cut-off version of it somewhere? Thanks!

shivver: (DT absolute radio)
I saw this meme on Tumblr and thought I'd do it.

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Funko mob

Sep. 16th, 2016 11:10 am
shivver: (Ten with kitten)
I brought my Funko Pops into work yesterday, and now I have a mob on my desk. I had only a few of them here originally, but I got the newer ones over the past few weeks.

The first thing I've learned here is that my camera phone sucks. But here are the pics anyway.

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shivver: (DT absolute radio)
I just cannot resist these.

Please give me a number or two (or more! I like talking too much.) from the list below and I'll answer the question. I'll warn you right now that I probably can't answer #6 or #21, because I don't have any idea what hurt/comfort really means and I normally don't write pairings.

My AO3 for reference.

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shivver: (Nine)
Today marks twenty wonderful years with the silly man who is my husband.

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shivver: (DT snarl)
I work for a company that creates web applications for clients, and I do quality assurance (software testing). Our office, located on the second floor of the building (the first floor, if you're across the pond) is an open floor plan, with the QA and tech support section located just on the other side of a partition from the reception desk. This works out fine, because we're a tech company, so there are very few people who walk in and talk to the receptionist other than delivery guys - it's usually very quiet.

Yesterday, our concentration was interrupted by a rather loud man who walked in to talk with the receptionist. The conversation went something like this.

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shivver: (Nine)
At work, don't feel like working, writing a post...

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shivver: (Time Crash)
Just got back from a trip seeing some friends for the first time in years!

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Mambo #5

Aug. 23rd, 2016 08:04 pm
shivver: (Nine)
The friend I made at the Raleigh Comic Con last year posted the following on Facebook. I think it's just awesome and wanted to share it.

A little bit of Jackman in my life
A little bit of Benedict by my side
A little bit of Richard is all I need
A little bit of Tom is what I see
A little bit of David in the sun
A little bit of Martin all night long
A little bit of Barrowman here I am... a little bit of all cause I'm a fan.
shivver: (drawn oh!)
Apparently, at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, an audience member asked John Barrowman what he would do if he woke up one morning and found he was David Tennant. Here's the video:
shivver: (Much Ado)
"Eggcorn"! An eggcorn is a substitution of a similar-sounding but incorrect word into a phrase that results in a phrase that is still plausible. For example, "ex-patriot" is an eggcorn of "expatriate", because while it is incorrect, it still makes sense. Another is "with baited breath" as a substitution for the correct phrase, "with bated breath". This is different from a malapropism, which is a substitution of a similar-sounding word into a phrase that makes it nonsense.

The term originated in 2003 during an online linguistics discussion, in which one of the participants mentioned a woman who thought the word "acorn" was "eggcorn". One of the other participants suggested using the word to describe the general phenomenon.

I don't know why, but this word and concept is just delightful to me.
shivver: (Ten with specs)
This is something I'm struggling with in my current story, so advice is very welcome.

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shivver: (Time Crash)
So, we were supposed to celebrate our DW anniversary this weekend with six hours of DW episodes interspersed with other things we had to do - parade/concert Saturday morning, and going to our favorite restaurant (which is an hour away) Saturday night. Six hours isn't much of a difficulty with a mostly free weekend. Then our company declared a party-at-the-local-bar-arcade on Sunday, so most of that afternoon is gone. Then when I got home from the parade, we cuddled up in bed and chatted and napped for hours - something we haven't done in a long time. I really don't think we'll get those six hours done today...

And then of course, there's the [ profile] dw_guestfest Minor Character Ficathon... which I missed today's posting for because the fic is just not finished. I got an extension until later in the week... and then hurt my finger so now I'm typing at about 1/3 speed. We'll see how this goes. My poor minor character might be stuck in that dark tunnel for a lot longer than I had intended.
shivver: (Much Ado)
In the agile methodology of development, one part of it is morning scrum: every morning, the team gets together and everyone says what they did the day before, what they're doing today, and what (if any) obstacles are stopping their progress. Ideally, each person talks for less than a minute. It's meant to be an informational thing, so the team knows what everyone is doing and if there are problems that need to be addressed.

Yesterday, I took my little Tenth Doctor Funko Pop doll to scrum and placed him on the table in front of me. We started doing our talks and halfway through, the boss, who was late from another meeting, walked in, asked where we are in the meeting, then pointed to Ten and said, "Has he gone?"

I said, "Nope," and my husband said, "He doesn't want to go."

Sadly, no one else in the room was enough of a DW fan to get the reference, but the two of us were disabled with laughter for a bit.
shivver: (Time Crash)
Though my husband was a big fan of DW growing up, we never watched the modern show until 2013, and the moment I saw the first episode, I was hooked, obsessed like I've never been before about anything. Looking back on it, we've figured out that we started watching in early August of 2013, which means we're coming up on our third DW anniversary. In celebration, we've decided to set up an annual tradition to spend the first weekend in August watching DW. The plan is to watch the first episode of each of the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors, and then we each choose one episode to watch. This weekend, the schedule is:


  • "Rose"
  • "The Christmas Invasion"
  • "Eleventh Hour"


  • "The Girl in the Fireplace" (his choice)
  • "Battlefield" (my choice)

We are so looking forward to this! The funny thing is that next month is our 20th wedding anniversary, and we're doing more to celebrate three years of DW than we are for twenty years of marriage! 8-)

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