But as it's been so very long since I've updated, I thought I'd at least manage a quick dot-point list of what's been going on.
- My final word on Sydney? Bleh. It poisoned me with gluten twice in the last 48 hours I was there. I was not happy. However, it has taught me a few lessons about travelling which I plan to apply to my trip to London later this year, so it wasn't a total loss.
(London! OMG. Yes, I'm a big enough fangirl to admit I'm totally going on a Whoniverse adventure. It will be awesome. :)
- For those who are interested, J2 con was better than I expected. It was rather like sitting in the audience of Parkinson. Jared, Jensen and Misha were charming and practiced and had many funny anecdotes ready to go. I don't think I'll ever go to a media con again, but as a once-off, it was interesting.
Oh, and Jensen, believe it or not, is actually MORE GORGEOUS IN REAL LIFE. I'm not even a fan, and I was sitting about a mile away, and my ovaries still exploded, along with everyone elses. Good god. His laugh lines are adorable.
- I got a very expensive, but very flattering hair cut a few weeks ago. When I woke up this morning, I looked in the mirror blearily, expecting to look like death warmed over. But no! I looked like I'd had the most hedonistic, slutty night in the world. I looked gorgeous! And it was largely due to the adorable bedhead.
What I actually did last night was sleep a really long time to get rid of a migraine, and watch episode one of Torchwood with angstslashhope. That was all I was up for. "Watching episode one of Torchwood" is not a euphemism, although we did improve on some of the dialogue. And plot. And motivation. And also the lack of sex between Jack and Ianto. Heee. Okay, so maybe my night was slightly hedonistic, in a very fragile kind of way. :)
It amuses me very much when reality and appearances are that out of whack.
- Torchwood fic is still so, so, so bad. Whyyyyyyy? There is so much potential! I can see I am going to have to Do Something about this.
- A slight stopper to my plans to Do Something About Torchwood Fic is that I haven't felt the burn to write in a really long time. I've not been pushing it, though. Burn-out takes time to go away, so I've just been noodling along, waiting for the burn to come back on its own.
It's not like I've stopped storytelling altogether. I've been fiddling around with some PWPs and storytime, just to keep my hand in and get a feel for character voices, and that's been huge fun, but it's not the same -- it doesn't take the concentration that real storytelling does and it's not as long-term satisfying.
Today, for the first time in months, I woke up burning to start work on my Torchwood novel. This surprised me, as I thought that project would be the last thing to ever make me burn. I figured it was a pipe-dream that was too big and too much work for my id to be able to face as a real project right now.
To give you some idea: I swear, I've told Hope about 15 or 20 novella ideas for Torchwood since December, maybe more, and it is becoming clearer and clearer that nearly all of them are actually subplots in The Epic. Think about that for a moment... I know, right? I don't even know what my brain is thinking. Added to that, usually telling someone else means I don't need to tell a story again, but I just seem to be burning hotter and hotter to put all the pieces together on this one. I guess we shall see. I can't start right now anyway, because I have academic work I need to finish first. If the burn is still there after that's done... well. O_o
- I have meta to write about using cliches and idfic in stories. I have things to say about this! Largely due to a panel I did with sarren at Swancon. sarren is very inspiring that way. Don't let me forget.
- I also have meta to write about how my reading patterns are changing. I really want to know if other people's fannish interaction is evolving at the moment too.
Anyway. That's all my major news.
How are things with all of you?
*goes off to sleep away the last of the migraine*