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26 September 2015 @ 09:35 am
PSA  
If I have recently added you as a friend, and you are wondering why, it's probably because I noticed we seem to share common interests, or I recognized your username from LJ and we had common interests there. I am trying to build a more active f-list (circle?), particularly in regards to fandom, because I really miss it.



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rhienelleth
06 October 2014 @ 01:34 pm


Star Wars: Rebels premiered last week. (For those who missed it, it is re-airing tonight on Disney XD, and is also available on OnDemand.) The husband and I watched it over the weekend.

It should be made clear that we are of course giant Star Wars geeks. And that we absolutely loved the previous series on the Cartoon Network, The Clone Wars. We were very sad when that series came to a rather abrupt end after the acquiring of SW by Disney. (We harbor hopes that at some point on this new series, we will find out spoilersCollapse )

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rhienelleth
02 October 2014 @ 08:58 am
So, yesterday I wrote 2000 words. It wasn't anything epic. Just a short ficlet based off a prompt. But I wrote, and I fell right back into the rhythm of fitting words together to say what I wanted to convey, and it didn't completely suck! I could feel myself being a little bit creaky and rusty, but not anywhere nearly as bad as I had feared. When I finished it, I felt a sense of victory and relief; maybe this will finally convince whatever part of myself is doubting that I can still write despite the last few years of academia interfering.

I am on to the next prompt today. Please feel free to leave me a prompt if you are so inclined. :)




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01 October 2014 @ 05:27 pm
It's been a really long time since I've done this. I asked for prompts earlier today. And you guys, I wrote. It's not much. Just a little ficlet. But I wrote! Small steps.

This was the first prompt:

Regina tries to get the town to celebrate Arbor Day, but people are wary of planting saplings from her apple tree.


Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Characters: Emma, Regina, Robin, Marian, Hook, Leroy et al.
Pairings: Regina/Hook (alluded to)
Rating: Um...I forget what ratings fandom uses these days. PG?
Spoilers: Through the end of S3
Author: Rhien Elleth

Words: 2,126

 

 


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rhienelleth
01 October 2014 @ 08:52 am
So, yesterday [personal profile] ariestess was offering free rune readings as a part of celebrating the Fall equinox, and I went ahead and asked for one. I couldn't decide how to frame my question, so I just asked for a general reading. I wondered at the time if I would be able to tell what in my life it was really addressing when she gave her answer, but as it turns out, it was blazingly obvious:


Your rune :: Kenaz [reversed]

In a reversed position, Kenaz indicates exposure and being laid bare. At the same time, this means that you will lose any sense of false hope about the situation plaguing you right now. This is the time for being practical and pragmatic about your options. You can continue to wallow in instability and a lack of creative spark, or you can take the initiative and find a way to turn this situation around to your benefit.

Tip It! rune :: Tiwaz [reversed]

In perfect connection to the previous rune, reversed Tiwaz points toward a major blockage in your creativity and energy flow. Don't allow yourself to be paralyzed by the negativity that seems so oppressive. Take a step to the side, tilt your head, and look at the situation from a different perspective. Think outside the box and find new ways to conquer this demon plaguing you.


I'm creatively blocked. I can continue to wallow or do something about it, basically. So.

I need to write, people. And I'm allowing my own self doubts to paralyze me in a ridiculous kind of self-fulfilling merry-go-round of negativity. I'm going to start small. Someone, anyone, please give me a fic prompt. Something where I can write maybe a short little character driven vignette. Unusual situations for the character are fine. The prompt can be something like a whole sentence to springboard from, or just a set of words.  People who know me know my tastes, but for those who don't, I tend to like darker characters or those with a bit of an edge best, but that doesn't mean I won't write about others. For example, Hook and Regina are two of my favorites on OUaT. Dark!Ward on AoS is awesome, but I also love Fitz and Simmons, and so on. Here are fandoms I feel comfy with for the moment:

Agents of Shield
Avengers
(pretty much anyone)
(I have not yet watched the season opener for Sleepy Hollow, so for now, let's leave this one off the list.)
The Originals
Once Upon a Time
And of course, fandom of old:
Alias (I wrote Sark a lot back in the day)
Firefly





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rhienelleth
30 September 2014 @ 02:07 pm
Ugh.  
Just went to the bank to deposit my paycheck, and found out we have had 4 fraudulent charges come through in the past 30 days on the business account we barely use. Good thing I checked the balance, or I'd still never know.

They were all for health supplements, all $50.35, and two were with one company, while two more were with another (supposedly). The bank gave me 2 different 800 numbers to call, saying I needed to first try to get the company to reverse them, before the bank would try. So I called. I got some guy with a heavy foreign accent, who verified all of "my" information, and proceeded to tell me that I had signed up for this subscription service via an online website, and did I wish to cancel my subscription?

First of all, a "monthly subscription service" would only charge you once a month, not twice. Second, I never signed up for any such service. Third, I have not received any product from them, and if I had, I would have turned around and mailed it right back. Oh, and it doesn't matter if you cancel it or not, since the card you were charging is now dead. I told him I wanted the charges reversed, and he tried to tell me that was "impossible" because I had signed up for a service and they had shipped me product. Really? I don't buy fake diet products. Then he asked if my child could have signed up in my name. Nope, don't have kids. No one has this card but me, and the asshole who stole its information. Now reverse the damn subscription.

He put me on a hold to "check with his billing dept" that lasted less than 10 seconds. Then he tells me it's been approved to be reversed, and gives me two "confirmation #'s". I thank him, hang up, and call the second # for the next 2 fraudulent transactions.

And guess what? IT WAS THE SAME GUY. Same hold music, same voice on the other end. He even knows my name before I tell it to him. Then, when I tell him we just talked about the other two charges, and I need these reversed as well, he tells me he can't! I say "but you just reversed the other two." He says this is the first time he is talking to me.

I couldn't help it. I laughed at him.

"Seriously? That's what you're going with?"

He tried to recover and said again that he could not reverse the charges. I said, well why don't you ask your billing department." So he did, a little bit longer of a hold this time, and then he comes back and tells me they are being reversed, and is there anything else he can help with. I said you can give me the confirmation numbers. So he rattles off two numbers that have the exact same number of digits as the other two numbers he gave me, that I'm pretty sure are all fake, and tells me it will take 7-10 business days before they are reversed.

I'll be shocked if it actually happens. What gets me, is how did they even GET the debit card number for an account we barely use? I think the only place it is "saved" online is our Amazon account, which makes me worried about all the rest of the billing info on there.

Holy f*** these scammers are annoying.

This is the second time in less than six month this has happned to us. The fourth time overall. The nice lady at the bank said "You guys have really bad luck with this." Yeah, no shit. Especially since we don't even use that account!
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rhienelleth
29 September 2014 @ 12:52 pm
~ The Equalizer was, as anticipated, pretty awesome. There were a few Hollywood-isms, but what movie doesn't have them? Especially an action movie.

~ If anyone else has seen the preview for the new Keanu Reeves movie that is really along the same lines, it looks equal parts action-awesome, and hilarious melodrama. Should be fun times.

~ Also, I wearing some super cute new boots today. I love them, but they are sure a pain to get on (no zipper), so I hope they loosen a bit with time.






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28 September 2014 @ 09:14 am
Hanging out with some of my best friends this weekend, which is awesome. I've got them watching The Originals now. Re-watching the first few episodes of S1 was fairly interesting. For example, Spoilers for later in S1.Collapse )In other news, we are going to see The Equalizer this afternoon, and I've heard it's pretty good. :)
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rhienelleth
26 September 2014 @ 04:43 pm
I had NO idea it was coming so soon! October 3rd! And it looks like it is seriously going to be awesome.





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26 September 2014 @ 02:59 pm
So, since I really want to get back involved in fannish things, I figure I better post what I actually watch, am interested in checking out, and *what I used to watch but might have waning interest in, meaning it still records, but I may or may not get to those episodes, and it may eventually be removed from the season pass list.

Sunday
Once Upon a Time
Revenge*
CSI*

Monday
Castle* -(Depending on how they pick up after that disappointing finale last season, this show is on thin ice.)
Scorpion
The Originals
Gotham
Sleepy Hollow
The Blacklist - (catching up on S1 via Netflix)

Tuesday
Marvel's Agents of Shield
NCIS*
NCIS: New Orleans
The Flash*

Wednesday
Criminal Minds
Arrow
The 100


Thursday
Scandal*
How to Get Away with Murder
The Vampire Diaries*
Bones* - (Already removed. Last season was it for me.)

Friday
Star Wars Rebels - (bolded because this isn't even a question. If it as half as good a TCW, it will be awesome.)

Saturday
Outlander

Misc
Legend of Korra
Game of Thrones
(on DVD)
Rizzoli & Isles
Suits*

So yeah, that's pretty much it. My favorites at the moment tend to be Agents of Shield, Legend of Korra, The Originals, Sleepy Hollow, Criminal Minds, and Outlander (yes, I am a HUGE fan of the books!) But who knows what the new season will bring?

I also watch a few half our comedies with the husband, but those never strike me very fannishly, so I rarely talk about them. :)





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