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Uh, sorry I haven't been around?

I just want to make a blanket apology for anyone waiting for me to work on or post something... I've been slacking off HORRIBLY this month... really to a ridiculous degree.

I'm planning to force myself to be more productive in June, so hopefully that'll change.

At the beginning of May they switched me to another project at work. It's a project I've been on before and I absolutely hate it. It's basically the worst. So, in order to not be depressed about that, I decided to go on a Teen Wolf fanfiction binge... and yeah, I'm still deep into that. Again, to a ridiculous degree.

New fandoms are a bit like drugs to me, in that once I start reading, I tend to not want to do anything else ever...and any time that I'm not reading, I'm thinking about reading. So, yeah, I haven't really had the mental capacity to switch back to SPN mode and think about fics that I said I'd write or resource projects that I should be working on, because ALL MY FREE TIME is spent on my fanfic addition.

On top of the stupid work project that bums me out and leads me to a life of "drugs"... my upstairs neighbour has decided to stop being considerate to anyone else in the world. She's currently being evicted, but still has another month (at least) before she's moving out - so until that happens, I'm trying to sleep through pretty much 24/7 partying by people who seemingly NEVER SLEEP. Needless to say, I've been having trouble getting any real rest, which kind of leads me mentally incapable of doing anything else BESIDES reading Teen Wolf fanfic... or maybe that's just my excuse.

Anyway, like I said, I'm hoping to turn things around in June. I've got a new novel idea and I want to write that "Sassy" fic. I also kind of want to write a Merlin reunion slash fic...but we'll see if that ever happens.

So yeah, I'm still alive - I just have a crappy job and a fanfic addition problem. :P

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borgmama1of5
May. 30th, 2013 04:52 am (UTC)
I understand being addicted to a new drug...just come back to us someday! :)
hells_half_acre
May. 30th, 2013 05:32 am (UTC)
I will, I promise. This is only a temporary insanity. ;)
mymuseandi
May. 30th, 2013 09:43 am (UTC)
New fandoms are a bit like drugs to me, in that once I start reading, I tend to not want to do anything else ever...and any time that I'm not reading, I'm thinking about reading.

We are so similar in this regard! When I get into reading mode I tend to not do anything else but read as well LOL And yes, Teen Wolf fandom is what I'm reading now as well. I'm still unclear if I want to watch it, because the first three episodes have not impressed me much.

I'm kinda silent here too... Here to us being more productive in the near future! :)
hells_half_acre
May. 30th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I haven't decided if I want to watch it either. On the one hand, I love werewolves - but on the other hand I think I prefer the fanon over the canon (from what I can tell), and the canon also seems to have a lot of "older person preying on young teen in a sexual or sexualized manner" and at least in fanon the real issues that would create are explored and dealt with, whereas from what I can tell in canon there isn't any emotional fall-out from that (which to me means that the writers aren't taking such an act as seriously as they should...which pisses me off.)

Anyway, uh.. run on sentence. :P

I may still check it out eventually. I'm going to see how tumblr reacts to S3 first though, and then I might be too busy with my summer plans... so, yeah, it might not be until the fall, if I check it out at all.
dairygirl
May. 30th, 2013 11:43 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear your neighbors are inconsiderate cockroaches. I wish it wasn't taking a month to evict her because I know how distracting and stressful it can be when you cannot sleep because the upstairs neighbor cannot shut up (cease and desist in this case). Indulge fanfiction as much as you need to. I use that therapy often, more than I should at work but I do it anyway. Hopefully, your spirits will improve soon.
hells_half_acre
May. 30th, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, I also use the fanfiction therapy way too often at work - especially now that my work sucks even more than it did before. :P

I guess the good news about the neighbours is that they haven't gotten any WORSE since being served the eviction notice - I was worried about that. But I'll be very happy when they move out. I'm crossing my fingers that whoever moves in will, at the very least, have better taste in music. ;)
metallidean_grl
May. 30th, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
You're not the only one that hasn't been around lately. There are a lot of people absent these days. It has been overly unusually quiet these days. ;(

Too bad about your neighbors. There is nothing more frustrating than inconsiderate neighbors. They just don't have any clue, but then, they really don't care either, or else they would be courteous. I hope they leave soon and you can get back to some peace and quiet.

Edited at 2013-05-30 03:03 pm (UTC)
hells_half_acre
May. 30th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I figure a lot of people are probably taking some time off after the finale - or at least, that's what I tell myself. It might be that LJ is starting to lose people to other fandoms/platforms.

And yes, I'm really hoping that whoever moves in next will be better. My upstairs neighbour wasn't THIS bad before, I mean, she still had the more-than-occasional loud party/drunken-friends-being-idiots, but the playing music at all hours and seemingly never sleeping is new.

In anycase, I just have to wait her out another month. I bought earplugs, but the problem with those is A)they're uncomfortable for me to sleep in, and b)I don't hear my alarms in the morning. :P
metallidean_grl
May. 30th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
I think LJ is just losing people. More than half my flist is basically MIA. I'm not sure why. Life is just getting busy, or something, I don't know. But it has been very quiet, and lonely.

Anybody new moving in upstairs has to be better than the neighbor you currently have, right? Fingers crossed. It's just too bad she is so inconsiderate. I can see how earplugs would be a problem, especially if you sleep on your side. Totally understand about not hearing the alarm. Oh, the troubles we have to go through living in apartments.
hells_half_acre
May. 30th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't know if everyone is migrating over to tumblr or not - or if the people on my flist just happen to be drifting away from fandom and are just not as active anymore. Tumblr is fun, but it's not conducive to the kind of things that LJ is good for, so I really don't see it as a threat - it's better for things like fanart, rather than discussion or fic.

Anyway, who knows.

And yeah, between the neighbour and the earplugs, I'm either getting too little sleep or too much. :P
metallidean_grl
May. 30th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
As far as fandom, I think it is a combination of both factors. Some people are drifting away from fandom. I have seen several fans, people within my flist, that were not happy at all with S8, and thus, have dwindled in posting and commenting. And then other people are going more toward Tumblr, because of the fun of it all. I like Tumblr, lots of pretty stuff, but I agree with you, it is not as conducive to discussion or fic.

I would say you are probably getting less sleep, unless, of course, before all this happened you were also getting less sleep, then, I guess, it hasn't made that much of a difference.
khek
May. 31st, 2013 01:59 am (UTC)
I'm the same way about new fandoms and fanfic. And there's just so MUCH of Teen Wolf fanfic out there at the moment. I don't think I've come up for air since February.

How can you schedule an eviction? That seems odd. But it sounds like life will be much easier once she's not around any more.

Good luck finding the time to turn things around! :D
hells_half_acre
May. 31st, 2013 06:48 am (UTC)
Yes, there really is FAR TOO MUCH Teen Wolf fanfic. I'm never going to get anything done ever. :P

How can you schedule an eviction? That seems odd.

There are a lot of laws about evictions. So, if you get evicted mid-month, you have until the end of the next month to move out. If you get evicted at the beginning of the month, you actually have TWO months to move out. So, the soonest my neighbour will move out is July 1st, and the latest is August 1st.

Good luck finding the time to turn things around! :D

Thanks! :)

etoile444
May. 31st, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Real life has filled my calendar. But in a few weeks vacation begins. Hope your neighbor moves sooner than later.
hells_half_acre
May. 31st, 2013 06:12 am (UTC)
Thanks! I hope so too. :)

I hope you have a nice vacation! Mine doesn't get here until July, and I have a feeling that I'll be so "busy" vacationing that none of my fandom projects will get worked on then, so I either fit it around work or it doesn't happen! :P
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