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The Great Nail Polish Unload of 2014

So for a few years, my main hobby was nail polish, but in the past year or so I've picked up entirely too many hobbies I like better and need use of my hands. Yarn fits my need to own tangible versions of pretty colors at least as well as nail polish ever did, and the amount of time it takes to polish my nails is time I could be spending knitting or sewing or soapmaking or whatever.

So I'm cleaning house, and I would like some of my pretties to go to good homes!

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I wanted to stick to links from official websites, but it's pretty easy to find swatches & reviews of anything without a link. Or I'm happy to answer any questions. The prices are pretty nebulous, too; make me an offer, and if you are or will be in the bay area in the near future and will let me hand them over in person I'll straight up knock a dollar off the price of each polish.

The opened & used more than 5 times polishes range from roughly half full to mostly full, fyi.

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Hello Dreamwidth! I am still a living person, which all of you know because we interact elsewhere on the internet, but.

I have had a thing in my head that could really only happen long-form, and not Tumblr long-form, but it's been a massive source of anxiety for me so I gave myself a deadline, which was nebulously "before Wiscon", and then missed the deadline, obviously, but the good thing about missing it is I actually feel much more comfortable talking about this post-Wiscon, so here we are.

Anyway! As those of you who saw me at Wiscon and/or in the month or so prior already know, I am no longer using male pronouns and I am going by Heidi again, no longer Paul.

It's been kind of a long process, made super complicated in a bunch of ways by the way I approach queer identity in general and my own identity in specific and the way I have my life organized into discrete spheres and how I need different things in different spheres and a bunch of other stuff that I think would make for some really interesting conversations if I ever unpack it all to a point I feel comfortable talking about it?

(Also complicated by the fact that I have been specifically accused of being a fake trans dude by someone I considered a friend, so for quite a while my thought process was, genuinely, "I guess I will be Paul/he sometimes and Heidi/she sometimes and if I am uncomfortable when I'm Paul at least I won't be proving anybody right", so that was fun)

So, yes, main takeways: Heidi, not Paul, she, not he, and this is an evolution of an identity, not a retraction of a lie.

(Other takeaway: I might start using DW again)

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Dear Yuletide Author

Hi author! I tend to have lots of very specific fic wants I dwell on and daydream about and sigh over and thus have a hard time giving more general suggestions come Yuletide. That's a failing of my prompting abilities, not a fair representation of my expectations! I take Optional Details Are Optional very seriously, and have never been disappointed with Yuletide gifts that veer from my obnoxious prompts.

So! That said:

In general:
I like fluff and domesticity and kidfic! Getting a house together, moving in together, shopping for curtains, adopting a baby, having a baby, babysitting adventures, whatever. I like character pieces, in-depth looks at what makes someone tick, why they do what they do, what's going on in their heads. I like people who are intrinsically linked together, rivalries that are so long-running they're basically friendships, those sorts of bonds where sometimes it's hard to tell whether they're friends, lovers, or enemies. But above all, I like fic about my favorites, so don't worry about me being picky!

I don't like a/b/o or any universe with that sort of genetic predisposition to sex roles, unhappy endings, and...uh...I think those two just about cover it, actually.

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Pick a trope and a character/pairing, and I will babble some stuff at you that may or may not resemble fic! Fandoms are bandom, MIOBI, pretty much anything Nicole-adjacent, and 1D.

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School / College AU

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Aug. 28th, 2012

Fannish question funtimes \o/ leave a number in the comments!

1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr your social network sites
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Ask me a different fannish question

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I signed up for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo! I'm hoping this will help me destroy my writer's block.

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Feel free to give me ideas for fills!

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Six Degrees of Separation Meme!

Give me no less than two and no more than four characters from any of my fandoms, and I will write you up to six ficlets connecting them to each other somehow. (e.g.: 'Six Degrees Of Separation From Dean Winchester To Chloe Sullivan', 'Six Ways Susan Ivanova Doesn't Know She Knows John Matheson', or 'From Dana Scully To John Winchester In Six Steps Or Less'.) Obvious or not, your choice. Crossovers or not, your choice.

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I know I have a bad habit of posting these and not doing them, but I am immensely frustrated with my inability to do more than write three paragraphs before getting bored and wandering off, so smaller goals = good I guess?

"leave me a character or pairing (or similar) and a situation or an AU suggestion (or similar) in my ask and I’ll write a three-sentence fic!"

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May. 13th, 2012

I have a list of fifteen characters. Ask me questions, or give me scenarios involving those characters. (Like: What does 7 think of 12? What happens when 3, 10, and 6 form a band?) I will answer them, and hilarity will ensue.

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makeup meme!

So possibly you noticed I posted one day of the Week In The Life meme and vanished? I took pictures for a few days, then had to pick up a new memory card reader, and when I plugged the reader in it crashed iPhoto, then my entire computer. The kind of crash where afterwards the computer doesn't know it has a hard drive? It was funtimes.

But who cares I am not here for that I am here to show you MAKEUP by which I mean NAIL POLISH because other makeup confuses me. I have a TON of polish (118 bottles! Plus 10 bottles of top coats/base coats/treatments!) so there are a TON of pictures.

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