Friday night procrastination

I am covered in virtue in a couple of respects today, in that I made some progress on to-do items in work, fandom, and Life In General. Yay. Great. You don't care about that.

I wore my brown engineer boots today and they are fabulous. No, still not caring. I can tell.

I am trying a new iTunes randomization method: I am playing things in alphabetical order by artist. This means I have just transitioned from the Vapors (proto-Jam-ish band, unsuccessful ultimately despite tight songwriting and a novelty hit) to Vapourspace (neo-classicist electronic). Mental whiplash. But jumping jehosaphat, people, "Gravitational Arch of 10" is an awesome track. Hearing it live way oh so many years ago (on a tour with Orbital when they were babies and Aphex Twin when he was listenable) was amazing.

Okay, how about dvd_commentary? This is a thingie where people write commentaries on stories by people who are not them. I think this idea is pretty neat, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of Buffyverse participation this time around.

List of authors who are willing to suffer. Authors can sign up on that post. I am signed up. That means you can write commentaries for anything I have been foolish enough to write and post.
Comment here to claim a story. Here's the list of claimed stories.
Note total lack of Gilesy stories. In fact, the SGA and Supernatural fandoms seem to be the ones interested in this game.

This is a perfect chance to brush off those close reading skills you haven't used since college. Or, sign up and bribe me into torturing you with a commentary!

Also, and I cannot overstate the importance of this, the Fourth Annual Watcherlove Ficathon needs you. Giles and Wesley must find each other. sahiya will shoot me if I sign up for any more ficathons, so I cannot sign up for this one, but you can.

Your random link for today: Software makes an oscilloscope do cool things. This brought my office much joy earlier this week. The tone used to drive the scope sounds like Mario Andretti's robot cousin doing laps. Of course vector displays are old hat, but it's the whacky indirectness of software to sound file to scope inputs that makes the hack pleasing.
  • Current Music: Gravitational Arch Of 10 - Magnetic Gravity Arc Suite : Vapourspace : Gravitational Arch Of 10 Remix
I, for one, am TOTALLY psyched about the awesome engineer boots. Awesome boots make me happy. Especially in brown. I need awesome boots in brown. I have some Quite Nice ankle boots that are brown but after eight hours they start to hurt my feet. I have Totally Awesome black knee-high boots, and one reason I look forward happily to cooler weather is the chance to wear them, but I could use a pair in brown too.
Perhaps I will wear my Doc Martens next week, to continue the boot parade of awesomeness and totally making us feel empowered in a shallow way. Which I entirely support. I think you need to wear your black knee-high boots as soon as Autumn permits. The very instant.
I wore boots yesterday too! They were black and had a heel and would have been awesome if my feet hadn't sort hurt already from the day before.

I am very proud of you for resisting that ficathon. I shall resist it too, out of solidarity (that, and the fact that I had no intention of signing up for it, since I expect my life is about to go totally berzerk).
We stand together in strenuously resisting the temptation to write for interesting and delicious and delectable ficathons! And hooray for boots! And hooray for berserk exploding grad school years!
I care v. much about all boots.:-)

Happy Saturday, and may life and writing progress continue today!
Boots are excellent. Boots change the way I walk. Boots change the way I feel about myself. Also, they make me taller! Hooray for boots!
I would sign up for the Watcherlove but I've already had to drop out of one ficathon type thing because of my schedule. I have the Xander round of maleslashminis to work on, the G/X ficathon for next month, plus porn prompts I owe people, plus my three WIPs, plus the possiblility of the Willow/Riley bunny......

But I will pimp it on my journal a little later. Maybe that will help.
My own list of things to do is insane as well. I am tempted to drop out of things. But. Will attempt to allow the pressure to drive me to produce stuff. G/X October Fest should be fun. I have two stories I want to finish for that!
::laughs:: Thanks so much for the pimp, sweetie! We've gotten a couple more sign ups and soon there will be some lovely Giles/Wesley to read!! *G*