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First off, let me thank my flist SO MUCH for using LJ-cuts for spoilery talk. I haven't seen the finale yet - will see it tomorrow, I think - and being able to look at LJ without being spoilered has been FANTASTIC. You guys are the best.

Now here's what the post is about. Last night I was recording some podfic and having quite a bit of fun with it, and then I hit a snag where I stumbled over the same phrase about ten times. For a second, I was like WHY DO I EVEN PODFIC WHEN I CAN'T EVEN TALK RIGHT!! I got over it quickly, because I remembered that that's actually why I podfic! :)

This got pretty dang rambly, lol. )

So if you've ever wondered where my accent is from, it's from Texas. I actually hear it sometimes, in the way I say "I" and a few other words, and sometimes when I do voices, especially Dean's. For all I know, it actually does sound like a Texas accent, and I've been silly for worrying about it all my life. ...Or, for all I know, I still "talk funny," I've just gotten over worrying about it through podficcing.

If you've ever left a kind comment about my podfics or my voice, THANK YOU SO MUCH. I treasure these comments, not just because I get fewer comments on my podfic than on anything else (that's just the way podficcing goes) but because you're telling me hey, you don't sound funny! You sound good enough for me to tell you so! It makes me happy :D

Now I'm curious about my podficcing flisties. Why did you get into reading podfic?
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The "Yawn" has nothing to do with the Love Meme!

a little rambling, some personal stuff )

The love meme has really been a nice boost though, oh man, and it's really helped me out <3 Thank you for all the kind things you've said! It's such a beautiful idea, and I love reading all the comments everyone leaves for everyone. I need to go and look at it again and see who else has posted since last I checked. If you're in there and I missed you, I still love you! I love all you guys <3 The SPN community is so wonderful :)


Feb. 11th, 2015 11:54 am
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I'm cowriting with [ profile] thursdaysisters, and we just put the "The End" on it about fifteen minutes ago. I'm so excited and I feel so successful, because I've never taken on a writing project this big and plotty before and actually gotten to the end of it.

It still needs some serious editing, of course. But right this minute I don't know what to do with myself, and I have lots of feels that I can't identify, lol.


Now I'm gonna eat some lunch or take a nap or livestream or watch last night's SPN ep or... idk.


(btw, thanks for all the awesome J2 recs in my last journal! My flist is awesome <3)
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I'm sick as a dog and my cold medicine is interacting strangely with my meds and keeping me awake and in a weird mood.

Every time I make instant oatmeal, I fill up the measuring cup thing and think "Thank god for surface tension" then I spill some water pouring it into the pot anyway.

I can't find any good prompts on the kink meme.

Still drawing every day, but not anything worth posting for the past several days. But [ profile] wedraweveryday is flourishing, and you should check it out if you haven't already. I'm happy with the way it's going :)

I'm probably about to livestream, so stop in if you want :) Here's the link:
There will probably be naked girl!Dean, or there may be some normal wincest porn. Or I may just draw a portrait or do some rough sketches. Probably NSFW as usual.

Done livestreaming, thanks for coming! :)
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Under the cut is a poll on a few parts on fandom etiquette, regarding fandom fest art and comments. Also a poll because I'm wondering why the comment section has not been as robust as it used to be.

look at my pole lol )

Thanks for taking the time to answer!
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I love fandom fests. Kink memes, comment memes, bangs, exchanges. Right now I'm signed up for two, and I'm so conflicted on whether to do more! I've got commissions to work on, which take priority and which I can usually keep going strong on while doing other stuff, and I did decide to do art for the samdean-otp minibang (got a great, sweet author!) and I'm trying to figure out if I want to do a second piece for spn-reversebang (already have one piece turned in) and now I'm trying so hard to decide if i want to sign up for Cake Swap! *bites nails*


I love podficcing, and I love getting gifts in return, but it seems like it would be so hard to find fics to podfic that would suit people's likes and dislikes. I also can't think of any fics off the top of my head that I'd like to have podficced for me, other than my own because I love it when people record my fics. But I don't know if it would be proper etiquette to ask for that, lol.


(I am excited about the ones I'm participating in though :D) What are you guys signed up for/working on right now? And has anyone ever done Cake Swap, and if so, how was the experience?
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Last day! I actually finished a meme, lol.

1) Planning on livestreaming today, which I love to do. I need to get some Wincest feels out of my system, then gonna try to make some progress on commissions. (If you've never been to a livestream, here's a post where I talk about it a little bit. It's a lot of fun when several people come - the chats can get pretty raunchy sometimes, but I keep an eye out for people being jerks and kick em if I have to.)

2) I'm about to finish Season 2 with my mom. I want to see her cryyyy. I'll probably cry too. I love it.

3) On that note, I'm falling in love with SPN again. There for a while I was really sad, because it had just lost the spark for me, but now I'm so looking forward to S10!

4) bonus! I'm really enjoying my clean, finally-decorated room. I've got my posters up - SPN, Walking Dead, Muse, Doctor Who, Picasso and Dali. I'm so too old for tacked-up posters, but who cares? I love em. I'm also planning on printing out some of my PG-13 and below pics to put up.

5) bonus! lol. It's walking weather! I'm gonna lose 50 pounds in a year. I can do it! I've got myfitnesspal and my fitbit, and last fall and winter I walked at least five miles a day, and I loved it. Got way off track with the move and then the brutal summer, but I'm ready to be back on track! If anyone's on MFP, let me know so we can be friends!
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1) I finally cleaned my room up and put up all my posters. But that doesn't matter a bit to me right now because of

2) The Ballad of the Invisible Boy and

3) Two-Headed Boy

I'm actually gonna need to make a separate post about this, because I'm still shaking and fic-drunk and I can't even think much beyond, I actually feel like I'm in love, all overwhelmed and shaky and broken-hearted and joyful, and I'd forgotten that words on a screen could even come close to doing that to me.
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I'm on a roll!

three things! )
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I'm on top of this, lol. Two days in a row!

three more things )
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Grabbed from [ profile] dizzojay:

During the next five days, post three positive things about your day and ask three people to do the same so the positive attitude can gain some ground.

I may not get them done every day, but I'll do it on five days, whether they're spread out or not :)

today's things )

Tagging [ profile] amber1960, [ profile] counteragent, and [ profile] dolnmoon.
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Tagged by [ profile] dolnmoon
When you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly, then tag 10 of your friends!


1) I can recognize and forgive my own faults, usually

2) I have a few diverse talents - art, writing, guitar & singing (I was the lead singer in a band for awhile lol), maths and sciences (though it's been a while since I've put those into practice)

3) I help foster feelings of community, openness, creativity and enthusiasm

4) I am smart. S-M-R-T!

5) I look about ten years younger than I am

I'm actually kind of bad at these "list good things about yourself" memes, lol. Does this still count if I don't tag anyone? I don't want to pressure anyone, so do this if you like. It gave me a bit of a boost today, so I'm glad [ profile] dolnmoon tagged me :)
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Hello all!

It's so great being back home that I've been neglecting my online activities. I've tried to skim through my flist, and I've bookmarked a few fics to read, but other than that I've been going to the beach and hanging out with my family and stuff. It's so great :D

There are, however, not-so-great things about being out in public. One of them is that in the South (and probably everywhere else) people are opinionated and feel entitled to share their opinions with complete strangers, no matter how offensive @_@ So I went with my sister to Boy Scout camp to pick up a nephew's fishing rod that he lost, and while I was waiting, I stepped out of the car to smoke and had this awkward conversation with another smoking man.

under the cut for hateful language and talk of sexuality )

Commissions! I'm working on them. Life got really busy last week, but I'll be putting my nose to the grindstone this week and getting some serious progress made. If you're reading this, feel free to prod me in a week if you want to know where I am with your commission. Otherwise, if I don't have a rough sketch or any progress to show you within a week's time, I'll email you and let you know I haven't forgotten you. Even if you're not reading this, lol.

One more thing! I have a very special place in my heart for this meme, because it was here that I posted my first two pictures and my first fic in the SPN fandom. It's a great meme and it produces some wonderful fanworks, and I think EVERYBODY should take part in it.

A Dean-focused h/c comment fic & art meme
[Click on the image to go to the meme.]

Banner courtesy of [ profile] kalliel

Go Go Prompt and Fill! :D
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I got so many lovely messages and gifts yesterday! Thanks to everyone who sent me a birthday message, and thanks to [ profile] milly_gal for the picspam, thanks to [ profile] amber1960 for the adorable picture, thanks to [ profile] dont_hate_me01 for the v-gift, and thanks to [ profile] dolnmoon and [ profile] memoonster for the gift :D

I'm settling in to my new place still, and it was wonderful to be able to spend my birthday with my family. I slept in, watched a little Walking Dead, had Chinese lunch with my sister, watched my nephews play in the pool (and yelled at them for putting sand in it lol) and then invented the Butt Cannon with them (farts flying in everyone's faces!!!), had burgers for dinner, cuddled extensively with my boyfriend (who's working his first week at his new job, yay!) then had cake while I forced my mom and sister to watch Teen Wolf with me, lol. We're about to get to the Season 2 finale, and they were so eager to find out what the (thing) was and (who) was (what)ing it. It got me all excited too. (I've tried to sell them on Supernatural, but it's 2spooky for my sister.)

I also want to draw your attention to a new comm!

It's basically a multi-fandom pornfest, with some possible upcoming challenges and things, and I'm hoping it'll give me the impetus I need to pick up my tablet and start drawing again. I sooo miss drawing, but I haven't found my groove again. I'll find it eventually :) Hopefully sooner than later!

Thanks again to everyone, those who made my birthday brighter and those who helped me get here so that I could spend my birthday around people I love :) Funds are currently stretched too thin for me to have gotten any gifts or have a party-party, but we're planning on me having a second birthday the weekend after my bf gets his first paycheck. Two birthdays in a month=major win \o/
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Hi guys!

I've been devouring new media, and I'm wondering if I could get some recs :) I've been watching Teen Wolf and The Walking Dead (plus reading the TWD comic) and I'd love to have some good fanfic to sink my teeth into.

I'm looking for any pairing (or gen), any genre (though I do love horror and get-together fic). In-universe and in-character would be fantastic. Are there any fandom "classics" I should read, as I'm sampling both of these fandoms years late?

Also: PODFIC RECS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Self-recs welcome! I notice that TW fandom posts a lot to DW and AO3, so I don't know if I'd miss any, as I find my podfics at amplificathon/

Thanks in advance! <3

ETA: Some Walking Dead and Teen Wolf spoilers in the comments!
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I hope all of you had a safe and happy NYE, and that you're not feeling too bad today, haha. Mine was spent quietly, watching Spiderman cartoons and eating chicken. Yawn, so boring.

I'm excited about my NY resolution, though. This year I'll be drawing every day! \o/ Even if it's just some garbage doodle, the goal is to get pencil to paper or stylus to tablet for at least 10 minutes a day. I did this in 2009 and for most of 2010 and it helped me a lot. I'm going to try to do some more varied stuff than just dudes in various states of undress, because I think that's why I've been stagnating lately. I love me some dudes, but after a while it starts to feel like every picture is just more of the same.

I've got a tumblr set up in case you want to see what I'm doing: bbdrawseveryday. I'll just copypaste the description here:

hello! i am badbastion

i plan to draw every day in 2014. I'm not posting most of these to my main blog, and I imagine some of them will be sketchy messes, some will be landscapes and still-lifes and figure studies (i hope!), and some will be other fandoms (including some anime/manga and comics, maybe) and some will be good old fashioned SPN porn, haha.

It goes without saying, I think, that this will be a NSFW blog. boy parts and girl parts, which i will tag as boy parts and girl parts in case you don't want to see one or the other.

some days i may just post a WIP thumbnail or short text post saying what i worked on that day, to keep myself honest.

i also have a
twitter account set up, to which i'll be crossposting some of these, if you prefer that site.

if you want to watch while i muddle through broadening my art knowledge base and relearning anatomy, that would be amazing

I'll probably occasionally make art dump posts here, of the things that i really liked. Who knows how often that will be, though.

I've also made some goals for myself, not quite resolutions so that they don't feel high-pressure. In 2014 I want to treat my body better by eating healthier and moving more and watching my blood sugar more closely, and I want to stop smoking as soon as possible because it's completely counterproductive to those other things, and costs too much anyway. I'm hoping to livestream more often, as well.

So what are you guys planning to do this year? <3
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Where have you been, badbastion? a person might inquire.

Well, that's an interesting question, badbastion might answer.

I've been packing up for a move, bleh. I've also recently gotten health insurance and have been going to a lot of appointments, and each time there's something new that they want to "keep an eye on" or put me on meds for. I've been exercising a lot (got a gym membership through insurance, and up to walking 5 miles a day, which is a big accomplishment for someone who'd prefer to sit and draw for most of the day, so I'm proud of myself there *pats self on back*) and learning how to eat better to try to take control of some problems. Diabetes? High BP? An irregularity, you say? So that's been pretty exhausting. I'm okay. Got another appointment today though, and I'm not looking forward to the little scrape part, iykwim.

I've also been arting! I've finished my art for Wincest Big Bang and spn_reversebang, yay! And I've done a little more, though I don't like posting art when I know I won't be able to answer comments. I might post it anyway and just leave an A/N about it, idk.


A/N: I may not be around to answer comments on this post, lol.
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Thank you so much for the happy birthday wishes! I got some lovely PMs and emails and v-gifts, and even a wonderful gift fic :D  I think I replied to everybody individually already, but if someone slipped through the cracks, come and thump me for it, deal?

I had a super day. I had steak for lunch (and I'm about to go heat up the leftovers in a few minutes to eat with hannibal :D) and delicious cake + cupcakes, since we just have one small baking pan and a 12-muffin sheet. I watched some of X-Men First Class, which I'd never gotten around to, and I had some nice naps, then I watched Mama by myself at two in the morning. \o/

I was also really, ridiculously lucky and got some awesome gifts.


NEW TABLET :o My mother-in-law-ish (not married) got it for me a week or so ago as an early b-day present, so I'm counting it :D I'm still trying to get used to the new feel and layout of it, but I'm so excited about it! Then my bf got me the other stuff, and with the addition of the new box set I've got S1-4 of SPN (and the only one I'll want after that is 5, and MAAYYYBE 6, just b/c I loved soulless!Sam so much.) Also new ipod, which has 16 times the memory of the one I won at work 7 years ago, lol. I look forward to filling that sucker up with all the music and ebooks and podfics that'll fit, instead of having to listen to a few chapters, delete them, and put more on, haha. And the Murder by Death cd Red of Tooth and Claw, which I believe everyone in the world should own. Seriously, best gifts ever.

My cat disagrees of course, and thinks he is totally more interesting than anything else I could be looking at, and those other things only deserve to be looked at by his butt.


Sometimes he has a point. His offer of belly rubs is enough to distract me from lots of things. It's so soft and floofy, ahhhh.
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*every bone in my body says LIVESTREAM TOMORROW

*Signed up for [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang! I got my first choice with a really great-sounding story, and my author is super nice and friendly! And most of the other ones I was interested in were claimed by super artists, and i'm already looking forward to seeing the end results @_@ (There were SO many excellent-sounding stories; my first narrowed-down list was almost twenty summaries long, and it was all sam/dean. You authors have outdone yourselves!)

*If you are an artist for the bigbang, there is an art beta post at [ profile] omgspnbigbang right here. Sign up as a possible art beta or bookmark it for later! I've never seen a thing like that, and I think it's really cool :3 I have signed up offering my beta services for, among other things, "advice on genitals and butts and realism of positioning" Jesus, I shouldn't leave serious comments when I'm giddy, lol.

*Not signed up for enough bigbangs? This may ameliorate your low bigbang levels:

Sign ups open Sunday, May 5 for the first round of [ profile] wincest_bigbang.
A fanfic and fanart challenge dedicated to the Winchester family!!!
Author Sign Ups | Artist Sign Ups

Signups start today! but I accidentally signed up a few days ago because I'm a dork, haha.

*I love summer-themed commentfic/art memes! Here is one that just started:

I think that's it. Now I'm so emotionally exhausted I need a nap, lol. MY EXCHANGE ART. MY LANGUISHING WIPS. MY DIGITAL PAINTBRUSH. I'll have to keep messing with traditional, but man. adsfikhja;sdf
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*I've decided that this week will be podfic week! If you don't care for podfics, sorry, lol. I've been raiding [ profile] salt_burn_porn because this last round was fantastic, so I've got a handful of short-ish podfics to post. Gotta record one more, and I'll be set.

*My tablet's still dead. I just can't get up the nerve to try to fix it myself. I may have to wait until my birthday to see if I get some birthday money, so I can send it off to be fixed, because I can't fit the repair cost into my budget realistically. I just feel generally frustrated about art, so I've been podficcing instead, but next week I'm going to try to get back into the swing of drawing every day.

*I am feeling better. Doing spring cleaning to get rid of whatever dust and cat hair I can, because just allergies alone have been sapping the life out of me. So that means I'm finally finishing unpacking my room, six months after the move. yaaaay spring cleaning

*Now allow me to pimp a few things!

4 banners under the cut! Sammy, Charlie, Tentacles, Hannibal )


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