Tangents and Digressions

knitting

FO: Swampwater Shawl

I love this pattern. It has everything: a garter stitch center you can turn your brain off during, knitting in the round with an interesting pattern that keeps your attention, and a knitted on edging that can drive you mad with the fiddliness of 8 stitch rows and having to flip the entire thing over back and forth and back and forth… And the finished product looks absolutely gorgeous. Even the color, which I absolutely hated after receiving it, and which led to me starting four or  ...

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movies

but I don’t wanna be a terminator!

So this afternoon/evening, I watched X-Men: First Class and I AM NEVER GOING TO NOT BE BITTER ABOUT JANUARY JONES AS EMMA FROST. Also, I want all the fic where Charles says yes to Erik on the beach, and there’s no shooting and no divorce. 🙁 My search-fu on AO3 failed me, mostly because I didn’t  ...

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random blather

wherein I freak the fuck out

When I was in New York for the first time a few years back, I went to a bunch of museums (mostly because it was too damn hot to do anything outside). I bought a book of tickets to various museums and attractions (ah, Empire State Building, where you stand in line to stand in line to get into  ...

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writing

how I come up with pen names

I play this game sometimes. You know the one. The “if I was a published author” one. And I’ve always thought, even when I was little, writing long and involved stories about princesses and their adventures, that I wouldn’t actually publish under my real name. When I was  ...

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writing

*flails*

So I’m sitting in the school library and working on my antichrist!bb story (because if I’m at home, lounging on my bed, I’m eleventy thousand percent more likely to spend all my time fucking around on Tumblr and not getting any work done – surrounded by people doing  ...

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