burntcopper: (bored nao)
[livejournal.com profile] deliaepigram asked for this word association thingy.

Fandom is pretty much my life these days. All my mates come from it. My work skills are a result of it. I was raised as a geek, and seeking it out in my teens led me to comic shops and thus [livejournal.com profile] warren_ellis. Internet Jesus > Internet > Fanfic > conventions (aka RL people). Fandom is a pure and beautiful thing which provides some of the biggest set of nutters and the biggest laughs around. As well as some of the best rubbernecking ever. Fandom is people coming together due to shared interests and then being encouraged to squee.

Anyone who's ever spent much time around me knows about the sneezing. Essentially, have very powerful and massive lung capacity (combo of genetics, swimming addiction as a kid and public school). However, due to summat that happened as a baby, I have terribly sensitive lungs which really kicks off in dry environments. Cue sneezes that can be heard across an office and make people jump. mwhahaha.

I had enforced home ec lessons at school. Didn't think about again until I started getting into costuming due to conventions fancy dress. Where you start to want better and more accurate costumes the more you do it, and after a while there is no recourse but the sewing machine. And after a while, like with all things, it gets to be second nature when it's the easier option. 'argh, no summer clothing in shops that suits me! To the fabric shop!' Oh, and you start examining shop clothing to see how it's made.

Once upon a time I didn't like coffee and my only willing association was chocolate covered coffee beans. Those foolish days came to a halt with full-time office work and needing something to wake me up in the mornings. Red Bull was tried. But that was disgusting and expensive. Tentatively tried coffee, which was free. Never looked back, got addicted, had to cut back when I started getting withdrawal symptoms. Add to that my intolerance of idiots (if you've had to be told more than once and still haven't learned, you get no sympathy), and you get my intolerance of the IT dept who can't figure out how to operate the machine. I object to scalding liquid going everywhere.

...Apparently I get this label applied a lot. Mostly by people who aren't fandom types (but there I'm known for being the blonde who has an allergy to clothing), where being loud, opinionated and geeky is normal. Add in the geek thought processes and you get the '...Yeah, that's Heather.' response. My interests and tendencies intersect in ways that neither group expects, is all.
burntcopper: (doc5 butch)
Yesterday was spent throwing up water and generally wiped out. yay body.

[livejournal.com profile] clanwilliam : Musicals, John Barrowman, Discworld, costuming, being a painted jezebel.

bing )

[livejournal.com profile] birdsflying : photography, cornwall, theatre, costumes, sherwood forest
beep )
burntcopper: (Let the games begin)
It's a valid lifestyle choice. Really. i'm justified, my hormones demand it. Woken up at 5:30 by body doing the 'you really need to go to the loo, with a side order of go and get your mooncup'. Which of course required going downstairs and then spending the next hour with mild twinges and icky feeling, then wooziness which fortunately mostly went by the time I got off the tube. Still mildly blegh, but it having started early, I'm crossing fingers for no overly dramatic shite aside from cramps for the rest of the day. If only to stop Rhys the HR boy looking worried.

Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with (if you're lucky). Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

icon meme

Jan. 23rd, 2009 11:34 pm
burntcopper: (adipose)
sheeeeep )
burntcopper: (sa working here)
So... which of my icons is your most favouritest icon? Which utterly confuse you? I am curious.

icon meme

Oct. 21st, 2008 09:36 pm
burntcopper: (Jones)
Go to your icons page in Livejournal and look at the first two icons (the one on the right and the one on the left). Pair up the characters in the two icons. Go to the next two and do the same until you have a list of ships. Then...well, write 'em.
Read more... )
burntcopper: (jack cell)
Look at your LJ userpics list. If you have fewer than twenty icons, post them all. If you have between twenty and fifty icons, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five icons, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five icons, pick every tenth one. List them on your LJ, and tell everyone exactly why you have it, why it's interesting to you, and what significance it has.

Read more... )

At work I have little to-do lists on scraps of paper which get gradually ticked off. Everything from shopping to shaving legs to reminders to go look at jobs. When most of the stuff on there has been ticked off, I transfer the old items and start a new one. I find it's a fairly efficient way of keeping track. Sadly, some of it takes forever - jobs, and looking into getting a new language, and some other bits. Sometimes I'm surprised that I've already done it since I last looked at it - 'oh, I went to see that. and bought that. And got that. and did that. Huh. New list time.'

Today, I started on one item i've been meaning to do for ages. Cataloguing my dvds. If nothing else it'll stop me getting duplicates.
burntcopper: (miss piggy)
Yes, finally getting round to doing this one.

Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes. Don’t fix your hair. Just take a picture. Post that picture with no editing. (Except maybe to get the image size down to something reasonable. Don’t go posting an eight megapixel image.) Include these instructions.
just )
burntcopper: (bsg boring)
gacked from [livejournal.com profile] bethbethbeth

2002. Really bad gay pirate sea shanty writing.

2003 Review of Nicholas Nickleby (Charlie Hunnam and Jamie Bell).

2004 Sloopy and Claire's bbq, and the revelation that when drunk I sound like a drunk Elizabeth Swann.

2005 lazing in Sarlat.

2006 football, UKFCC, and journeys up and down from Newcastle.

2007 wooziness and tastebuds going haywire

d/ling Caspian because i neeeeeed it. Also need to watch the 8 BSG eps I haven't yet, and the Canadian HDYSAPLM, and continue applying for jobs this evening

it's today

Jun. 15th, 2008 08:52 pm
burntcopper: (Default)
Spent today at my aunt's birthday party, which was mostly family with some friends. It always vaguely disturbs me that I'm on first name terms with a bunch of my cousin's mates. First thing Rose said was 'my god you've lost weight!' Huh. Appears to only be readily apparent to my eyes in this outfit.

And now, that me-meme.
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burntcopper: (fuck thewlis)
My personality type: the determined realist. Take the free iPersonic personality test!

...yeah, fits mostly.
burntcopper: (Default)
# My username is ______ because ______.

My username is: "burntcopper" because it's the name of my main domain - and vaguely original. Chosen by pulling words out of a pot when I needed a new domain name.

# My name is _____ because ______.

My name is 'Gunbunny' because of a drunken conversation when a D-list comics villain changed her name and we all thought the old one was better. Two days later, my first forum post on the Warren Ellis Forum.

# My journal is titled ____ because ______.

My journal is titled 'You had plenty money 1922' because Jessica Rabbit is awesome and this is the first line of the Peggy Lee song she sings.

# My friends page is called ____ because ______.

My friends page is called 'The Ink and Paint Club' because it's the name of the club in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and my flist is a bunch of degenerates.

# My default userpic is ____ because ______.

My default userpic is Bad Wolf!Rose because it's vaguely neutral and a nice image. Back when Rose had a spine and wasn't all needy. Hmm. I really need to change it.

Plus, if anyone wants a listen to Julie Atherton's cd (she who was the London Kate Monster in Avenue Q) sadly it's not a great showcase of her voice - apart from the first song, it's all the quiet, interesting, lots of meaning and acting plot songs from several musicals which lumped together tend to be rather same-y. If you like it, go buy it. But listening to this stuff? Someone go and kick the Wicked producers to hire her when the new girl finishes her stint.

Torchwood finale tonight. :gibber:
burntcopper: (weighed)
Some couples have it. Some utterly fail, even when the writers are trying desperately. Some aren't supposed to have it and the writers and producers desperately try to ignore it. And we're not talking the people who make a minorly slashy comment once a season, we're talking characters who you keep giving the 'Please, stop *doing* that. My brain hurts.' plea as you fumble for the fire extinguisher.

So, come on nominate for categories, people.

Those who have it (and were meant to have it) :

John and Aeryn (Farscape)
Lilah and Wesley (Angel)
Nine and Rose (Doctor Who)
Shane and Carmen (L Word)
Starbuck and Apollo (Lee and Kara) (BSG)
Servalan and Avon (Blake's Seven)
Mal and Inara (Firefly)
Veronica and Logan (Veronica Mars)
Stuart and anyone (QAF)
Jack and Original!Jack (Torchwood)
Duncan and Amanda (Highlander)
Simon and River (Firefly)

Those who have it (and weren't meant to) :
Sadly, all characters written by the BBC post about ... 1995, possibly earlier, are disqualified from this category because the writers and actors have fully admitted that they do it on purpose. And then giggle. Loudly. And yes, you may include characters who had jokey asides made about it in later seasons.

Kirk and Spock (Star Trek)
Clark and Lex (Smallville)
Dean and Sam (Supernatural)
Jack and Daniel (SG-1)
Bodie and Doyle (Professionals)
Chloe and Lana (Smallville)
Abby and Connor (Primeval)
Nick and Stephen (Primeval)

Those who fail miserably no matter how hard the writers try :

Clark and Lana (Smallville - actually, any male and Lana)
Veronica and Piz (Veronica Mars)
Gwen and Jack (Torchwood)
Abby and Stephen (Primeval)

cute meme

Feb. 6th, 2008 01:40 pm
burntcopper: (daniel button)
You are 10:02 a.m.

You are breakfasty, like a pile of pancakes on a Sunday morning that have just the right amount of syrup, so every bite is sweet perfection and not a soppy mess. You are a glass of orange juice that's cool, refreshing, and not overly pulpy. You are the time of day that's just right for turning the pages of a newspaper, flipping through channels, or clicking around online to get a sense of how the world changed during the night. You don't want to stumble sleepily through life, so you make a real effort to wake your brain up and get it thinking. You feel inspired to accomplish things (whether it's checking something off your to-do list or changing the world), but there's plenty of time for making things happen later in the day. First, pancakes.

and oddly, fairly correct. i may not get enough sleep, but yeah, that's fairly accurate.

band meme

Dec. 9th, 2007 06:15 pm
burntcopper: (pirate spank inferno)
gacked from several people, but [livejournal.com profile] daegaer posted first.

Go to the Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band's name.
Click random article again; that is your album name.
Click random article 15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.

my band's album, let me show you it )

Also, [livejournal.com profile] munchkinott? Reading beat you. THPPPBBBT. And yes, I'm still catching up on Robin Hood due to having no power point on the train yesterday.


Apr. 26th, 2007 02:19 pm
burntcopper: (gwen forsaken)
daemon meme )

new bloke who sits next to me? Pillock. With no concept of social appropriateness for some things. :grits teeth and smiles: Mind you, I did point out on my first day of sitting next to him that as far as I'm concerned, being pedantic and correct is far more important to me than waffling and being fluffy. Him : 'Blah de blah de blah' Me : 'Incorrect.' Hmm. Appear to be perfecting my 'cutting people short' tone.
burntcopper: (bad wolf)
Jan 2006 : Not bad, started drinking at about 7pm, night went very slowly in terms of time, people gradually joining us and being silly, with moments of quiet.

Feb 2006 : Sewing jobs : make belt for skirt - cut out parts. Machine : back to side, side to front, flap to back. Hand-sew : belt to skirt.

Mar 2006 : Right, you should be having a period right now. Seriously.

Apr 2006 : Spent with [livejournal.com profile] juleskicks. In which we ficced, I did my usual impression of a muse, we Camden'd, and we museum'd.

May 2006 : Things done : another stack of stuff brought down from Reading, put the clothesline up. Bought blue jeans.

June 2006 : :sigh: I want internet on Evil Spawn of Satan and all his Little Minions (home computer).

July 2006 : We do not speak of what happened on saturday afternoon.

Aug 2006 : I have very little nose hair and slightly shortened eyelashes.

Sept 2006 : Stir-frying pesto.

Oct 2006 : On friday, I slept outside the Apollo Victoria for front-row tickets with Jo.

Nov 2006 : Well, did about 45 minutes last night, and it's progressing relatively well so far*.

Dec 2006 : Spent yesterday doing bugger all, then at 5pm got hit by headache that turned into cramps.

In other news, partially decorated living room last night, and have just decorated bay at work with tinsel. Need to go Paperchase to get a few more bits for home. Also reminds me that the laptop has not been named yet. Oh, duh, I already have. It's Aeryn. PDA is Moya last I looked, and the mobile is Toy.


Oct. 15th, 2006 11:54 pm
burntcopper: (dr/jack kiss)
Just finished ep 1 of S2 Entourage. I really didn't need another show to get hooked on, but I love the boys too much, and I've just seen Lloyd for the first time. awww. Trying to decide whether this is a burn or delete show. (to clarify : Burn I want to watch again - Dr Who, SGA, BSG. Delete is stuff I love, but probably won't want to re-watch after first viewing - The Shield and L-Word were like this.) Need to get them off my harddrive anyway, since I have Jeeves and Wooster to dl, not to mention S3 of Entourage and this week's Robin Hood for the burn category. I love my fantastically silly show which wears its rainbow jumpers with pride, really I do.

Vince and Eric only get gayer for each other as the series goes on. Mind you, it is HBO, so we can always live in hope that it becomes canon at some point.

Have to finish my Five things SGA/Jack Harkness fic before sunday. Arse. Because it's a what if/something Jack did pre-Torchwood, and I need to get it in before Torchwood says anything about the intervening time between Game Station and Torchwood. Still, at least I have the five things topics fleshed out now, thanks to a convo with [livejournal.com profile] katemonkey, and two of them done and dusted, aside from beta-ing. Not all of them can be about Jack's willingness to sleep with anything, no matter how amusing I might find it.

That How Many of Me in the US meme gives me 405 with my first name and surname. Bet there aren't that many in the UK, since a) Heather is not a common UK name, and b) it's mostly popular with those of Scots descent, not the scottish. It's like Shannon if you're of Irish descent. I have no scottish blood that we know of and I was named after a family friend. Who was also not Scottish. There is someone named after me, but from what I remember, her mum was spanish. (I only received the news about the naming through the grapevine at the time - 'you know so-and so's au pair was pregnant? They've named the baby after you and Steph!') However, I'm fairly secure in the knowledge (and a few internet searches) that I'm unique in my full name, so neurgh. Such is the advantage of having a Cornish surname as one of your middle names. Mind you, I'm in agreement with Dad : My brother really needs to give the surname Tisecke/Tyzack as a middle name to any of his male spawn. It's a family tradition that died out around WWI, and needs to be revived for the purpose of amusement and watching the child try to spell it.
burntcopper: (jayne pr)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock

I think it's inevitable that as we read each other's journals we create mental pictures of each other. Post this on your own journal to find out who your friends see when they read about your life.

Two Rules:
1) The person must be in the movies or on TV (but doesn't have to be an actor/actress). The person can be specific to a role (e.g. Jennifer Elhe's Elizabeth Bennett) or just the person him/herself.
2) You have to post a link to a picture of said person in the comments.



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