tellytubby101: (Default)
2025-06-02 12:01 am
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sugar kisses and feather touches; love me and fall freely

obligatory introductory post

Hi, my penname in most places is [livejournal.com profile] tellytubby101, though my nickname's Telly. :D

trust me not to rise with the morning sun, too bright )
tellytubby101: (RAGE)
2011-12-22 11:37 am
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guys guys GUYS re: LJ redesign

So, fandom has been flailing due to this shitty LJ redesign - which makes as much sense as Starfire's new look in the reboot, IMHO - but apparently, there is more.

THIS links to a few MILLION possible changes LJ is thinking of implementing. It looks like everything is getting uglier and posting will be a greater pain in the ass than it already is. If this ends up happening, DW seems like a good place to jump ship.
tellytubby101: (RAGE)
2011-12-21 06:35 pm
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ew ew ew

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO LJ COMMENTS

SO UGLY and UNHELPFUL; I MISS SUBJECT LINES ALREADY

WHO THE HELL THOUGHT THIS REDESIGN WAS BETTER? SERIOUSLY, THEY SHOULD BE FIRED

OH MY GOD, DNW

It's bad enough that the Post Entry shit got changed a few months back so there's no "Clean From Word" feature, but this is just stupid. BLARGHY WTF ARGHY

My latest fic needs to be read in ?format=light mode, took me aaages (read: hours) to make it work, and the 'effing redesign has skewed the formatting just enough to bother me. asdfgjkl;lkjhgfdsasdfghjk,lkjhgfdsdfgjkjgfdsdghkjgfds RAEGGGG

JFC, now so very tempted to jump ship permanently to DW and move my crap to Ao3 (and FFn again).
tellytubby101: (AWESOME)
2011-12-19 09:57 pm
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Kim Jong Il is dead...

... and all my brother is doing is constantly showing me pics from a Tumblr blog "Kim Jong Il looking at things" whilst laughing hysterically. Apparently there is also a Facebook page, dear God.

2011 was not a good year for dictators, man.
tellytubby101: ([Avengers])
2011-12-17 11:51 pm
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Avengers Fanfiction: Behind the Masks and Monitors [pt.3]

Behind the Masks and Monitors.

Summary: Steve/Tony. Meta!AU. BNF cap_usa comes back from a 7 year hiatus, fandom rejoices, and users begin to wonder why the LJ servers are always crashing. (Hint: it isn’t the Russians this time.)



PART THREE )
tellytubby101: ([Avengers])
2011-12-17 11:00 pm
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Avengers Fanfiction: Behind the Masks and Monitors [pt.2]

Behind the Masks and Monitors.

Summary: Steve/Tony. Meta!AU. BNF cap_usa comes back from a 7 year hiatus, fandom rejoices, and users begin to wonder why the LJ servers are always crashing. (Hint: it isn’t the Russians this time.)



PART TWO )
tellytubby101: ([Avengers])
2011-12-17 10:54 pm
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Avengers Fanfiction: Behind the Masks and Monitors [pt.1]

Behind the Masks and Monitors.

Summary: Steve/Tony. Meta!AU. BNF cap_usa comes back from a 7 year hiatus, fandom rejoices, and users begin to wonder why the LJ servers are always crashing. (Hint: it isn’t the Russians this time.)

PART ONE )
tellytubby101: ([Avengers])
2011-12-17 10:49 pm
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Avengers Fanfiction: Behind the Masks and Monitors Masterpost

Summary: Steve/Tony. Meta!AU. BNF cap_usa comes back from a 7 year hiatus, fandom rejoices, and users begin to wonder why the LJ servers are always crashing. (Hint: it isn’t the Russians this time.)

Warnings: mentions of post-traumatic stress disorder, minor character death "offscreen"
Pairings: Steve/Tony, Thor/Loki, Clint/Natasha, Bucky/Pepper
Current Word Count: ~14,700
Status: Work In Progress

PLEASE NOTE: Set in MCU-verse (Marvel Cinematic Universe - a.k.a. the movies). Also, the S.H.I.E.L.D fandom mentioned in this fic is completely fabricated, though there is a comic series (which has a totally different plot to what I'm writing here).

1 | 2 | 3 | tbc...

Notes: Since Merlin and Sherlock fandoms have their own versions of this trope (which will probably be more worth your while reading than this), I figured the Avengers could do with one. Actually, that's a horrible, horrible lie. This monster of a fic started because I wanted to write cat!Jarvis and cat!Dummy living with Tony. XD

1) Oh my God, I hate LJ character limits. SMH.
2) Wait, LJ coding is even worse. Shoot me. Y U NO WORK?
3) Sudden realisation that I could've used the Young Avengers as a fandom instead of making one up. *headdesk*

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO READ THIS IN YOUR JOURNAL'S LAYOUT OR MY DEFAULT JOURNAL LAYOUT. PLEASE READ WITH THE HANDLE ?format=light ON THE URL. Otherwise the formatting is just horrific.

For keeping up with updates, I strongly recommend bookmarking this masterpost. :)
Next Update ETA: Hopefully around Christmas? Or New Years, at least.

If you find any spelling/grammar/punctuation/formatting problems, please do not hesitate to mention it in a comment or PM. If you feel like I have not included something in the warnings, please feel free to discuss it with me.
tellytubby101: (WUT?)
2011-12-06 01:27 pm
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who kicks a BIRD?

SERIOUSLY

I was waiting for a train my bus, and I saw a man kick a bird. He got it, too. I mean, WHAT THE FUCK. Who kicks birds? If you don't want it near you, gently shoo it away with your hands, or something, don't fucking kick it. It was an ibis, which yeah, are annoying pests like crows, but are essentially harmless overall. It wasn't even doing anything to deserve a kick, like pecking or attacking - it was walking around innocently.

Ugh. Faith in humanity slightly diminished.
tellytubby101: (ZOMBIES!!!)
2011-11-30 12:52 am
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these are the things keeping me up at night

I was just thinking, what would aliens think if they ever happened to listen to the English language?

Because I say "shit" and "crap" a lot, you know, when I screw something up (drop something, trip, burn myself or spill something, etc.). I also say "what the fuck" quite a bit. My part of Australia is pretty relaxed about swear words - to be fair, I live in a pretty bogan area - but would aliens know about that? If they only had a limited time to study what is admittedly a very complicated, convoluted language, would they be able to realise the context?

Or would they think humans have a very strange and constant fascination with bodily discharge and reproduction/coupling? "Shit, mate, that's the fucking balls!" is one such example of how colloquial English could confuse any eavesdropping extraterrestrial beings. "Holy shit" or "Holy crap" may even make them think we worship it.

I would image that the report would read something like, "Humans seem very comfortable with mentioning excrement in the middle of conversations or even moments of heightened pleasure / high-energy (i.e. sex, fighting) without prompt or explanation." And if they run a scan to double check, they might come across scat, watersports, etc.

In short: I really hope if we're visited by aliens they can understand sarcasm/tones/context of language. Also, that they don't invade and enslave humanity.
tellytubby101: (Default)
2011-11-19 08:09 pm
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sometimes RL gets in the way, but I always wander back here eventually

The last few months since my last post ... have been difficult, to say the least. I don't really want to talk about the stuff that happened, because I'm trying to focus on the good things. So, a list, in no particular order, of the good things that happened in the last two weeks:
  1. Passed all my university exams with flying colours - I AM FREE NOW, THANK GOD
  2. No longer suicidal or actively depressed
  3. My autistic brother hugged me and said he was proud of me (which he has never done before in my entire life, I nearly started sobbing)
  4. Tomorrow I'm flying out to Sydney for a quick holiday and to see the Harry Potter museum exhibit
  5. I've finished an original fiction novella at 20k
  6. I'm 10k into a meta BNF!AU fanfiction for the Avengers
  7. Was given American Gods as a gift, bought Unwind and Inheritance, so I've got some lovely (re)reading material for the holidays
As seen in point 6, I've starting writing fanfiction again. I had been writing more original fiction during the accidental hiatus because it was a coping mechanism for the most part. Strangely enough, I think writing that story helped me more than my friends or family, which sounds horrible, but is true.

Anyway, in the works is more of that model!AU for XM:FC, the fic described in point 6, and maybe some Sherlock if I feel up to it. I wanted to sign up for a Big Bang, but I don't think I'm quite ready to jump right back in like that.
tellytubby101: (Default)
2011-08-11 09:36 pm
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dear writers and artists and anyone who contributes to fandom

What do you want in a review/critique?

I'm asking you guys because I want to know. There seems to be some discrepancy in how people think feedback should be delivered.

my personal ideas on critiquing; though I'm more interested to hear your view )
tellytubby101: (ZOMBIES!!!)
2011-08-01 09:48 pm
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just a note to say I'm not dead or anything

Holy hell, where has my week gone?

Reasons for being generally AWOL from LJ include:

- the DDoS attacks that have been affecting LJ crashing everything
- RL has gotten busy again with the beginnings of second semester uni and whatnot
- I'm beta'ing a RL friend's original fiction trilogy (she's hoping to get published)
- doing this science mural commission thing
- also painting a frame for a friend and a canvas abstract piece
- planning on entering more original fiction competitions

Have I bitten more than I can chew? PERHAPS. =___=

But I am working on Spring Edition and a motley of other miscellaneous fics, don't worry!
tellytubby101: (HUH?!)
2011-07-25 01:16 am
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goddamn it

So, I was brushing my hair, singing in the bathroom - as I'm quite apt to do when I'm alone - and then I look into the upper left hand corner of the mirror. It reflected a giant huntsman spider hanging on my ceiling.

LOOKING AT ME. WE HELD EYE CONTACT - yes, it was THAT BIG I could see every beady little eye asdfghjkl;

Rational creature I am (snort), I immediately screamed. I think it was me screaming or jumping back, but either way the fucking spider decided to drop. It dropped from the ceiling and nearly hit me and I am unashamed in admitting I screamed again. Like, a bloody murder scream.

... And then I ran out of the bathroom and whimpered for a bit. I did eventually kill it though (cruel yes, but I have no mercy for spiders that big).

Jesus Christ I hate Australia for its spiders. IT WAS THE SIZE OF MY HAND. WHHHHY? My home if full of spiders, which is fine, but huntsman spiders, though generally harmless, are huge and hairy and so creepy. I don't get my selective phobia. There's a daddy longlegs in the corner of my bedroom but I leave it alone and we're totally cool with each other. If we could have conversations, they'd be like:

Me: "Hi there, spider. I'll leave you alone and we'll be cool, okay?"
Daddy longlegs: "Yeah, man! I'll just be sitting here nomming on some insects and generally staying still!"

But when I see a huntsman, I'm all Kill it! KILL IT NAO!

SIGH. *wanders off somewhere*
tellytubby101: (Default)
2011-07-21 07:41 pm
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there's light in the darkness, but I still need some help

So, it turns out my hastily bought temporary phone has an eBook thing on it. Naturally, my first thought was I can read fanfiction on the bus? The second thought was, I can't believe I thought that. Then I realised that yes, I can read slash on the bus asdfghjkl;' WIN. No shame. :P

This is great because my commute to campus is about 45 minutes, give or take. D: I normally take a book, but I think I've mentioned that I prefer having a selection of books on hand. Some days I want to read crack, other days angst!fic. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.

Anyway, it will only support .txt files or .pdb files. I know how to convert to .txt, but I want to change some of my .pdfs into .pdbs. Googling has found no good sites for me. (One did do the conversion for free, but when I looked, it would randomly insert advertising in the text, annoying me.) Any suggestions?
tellytubby101: (RAGE)
2011-07-20 06:22 pm
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fuckityfuckfuckSERIOUSLY?

Some JERK stole my phone. Who steals stuff when you go to the library wtf. SERIOUSLY WTF. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.

I rarely wish bad things on people, but I hope they walk into a wall. And maybe should trip on something and faceplant to the ground. THIS IS NOT ON, THIEF.

My phone. All of my contacts, all of my photos, gone. asdfgjkl; T^T

Okay, it's not that bad. I can get (most) of my phone numbers back. The photos I had on it weren't important, life-changing moments, but I used my phone to take "in progress" shots of my paintings and sketches, which I've now lost. Except there's sentimental value to the phone and the charm I had attached to it. I got them years ago in Thailand and they'd become a part of me, you know? It was "technically" a crappy phone, but I loved it.

There's also that slight feeling of violation. (As in the how dare you touch my shit? kind of feeling.) Despite me generally seeing the worst in humanity, I try to think of the best in it. So having this happen to me is like a real slap in the face. I don't know. Maybe this is an overreaction.

(I still want to punch the person responsible in the face.)

I've cancelled that sim card, retrieved the number and purchased a cheap new phone to use in the meanwhile. There were complications, ended up taking two hours to fucking do. Christ, this sucks.

Moral of the story: stealing is assholish, don't do it if you can avoid it. Also, no matter how much you want to get a book, don't go to the most bogan library in the area. JFC.


tellytubby101: ([X-Men])
2011-07-19 09:30 pm

X-Men: First Class Fanfiction: Schrödinger’s Coffin

Schrödinger’s Coffin.
 

Summary: Erik is buried alive. The question is, what state will he be in when they (if they) dig him out? Theoretically he is dead, dying and alive, all at the same time. 

"There’s a light." )
tellytubby101: ([X-Men])
2011-07-18 09:49 pm

X-Men: First Class Fanfiction: Winter Edition

Winter Edition.

Summary: Model!AU. Erik/Charles. Erik is the world's top male model, but notoriously difficult to work with. It seems Charles is the exception to this rule. Too bad Charles doesn’t want to be a model. Sequel to Autumn Edition.

“We woke up covered in peanut butter with only Monopoly money in our wallets.” )
tellytubby101: (ZOMBIES!!!)
2011-07-15 10:37 pm
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one letter makes a world of difference

My friend messaged me the following:

"Oh my God, I hate everything and I have so much work but I'm procrastibating because I am so bloody lazy."
Did you notice it? Read it again. If not, then:

procrastibating

procrastibating

PROCRASTIBATING


Say it aloud. ;D

The terrible thing is that it's not entirely non-sensical. That might have been an intentional mispelling. O_O Funnily enough, that wouldn't even touch the list of top TMI things she's ever sent/said, so hmmm, quite possible indeed.
tellytubby101: (Fantasy vs. Reality)
2011-07-15 08:53 pm
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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)

I wish I went to the midnight screening on Tuesday, but oh well. Time constraints ruin everything. In other news, at least I finally saw it!!!

So, I saw this in 3D. Will be seeing it again in 2D. The 3D was a little pointless, but oh well. Everything was still really stunning.

 

spoilers )

 

ALSO, there were some people in the audience laughing/giggling at the really intense/serious moments. I wanted to applaud when someone told them to STFU. GRR.