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Jul. 29th, 2003 | 05:30 pm
mood: tired
music: Star of the County Down

A couple of links that I haven't seen much elsewhere:

Interview with Dominic and Sean Astin at Comic Con. Link from esorlehcar on journalfen.

Video of John Rhys Davies and Sean Astin at Gen Con, on the Virtual Gen Con page -- see the menu in the upper right corner. Not happy on Macs, crashes Windows Media Player :-(

Everywhere, but still... fabulous Billy pics from Patsie! Thank you Photographer Wattie Cheung, whoever you are!

Some lovely new Sean/Viggo stories, including:

childeproof with her third in a very intense series from Sean Bean's point of view: No Harm Done

asynje has finished her amazing series, Fire and Ice. This is intense, torn, filled with longing and hope and fear. It's wonderful. It's so mature, so unsentimental and yet full of love. It blows me away.
In story order: Prequel, Ginnungagab: Fog, Ice, Fire, and Epilogue, World Tree: Dew.

On the lighter side, in the shirasade_fic journal, Mix and Match, cheerfully smutty. Images of Billy smugly following Sean, and the height difference, and Dom and Orli and Elijah jumping on Dom and and especially Sean finding the right limits.

And in case you think that there is no good Pirates fic, allow me to direct you to gileonnen's Gold. Not smutty, but wonderful, great use of language, imagery, memory, almost all Jack's musing on life and Will.

Am so happy that I'm missing whatever fandom flaming is going on. I must be off in some weird corner because all I ever see is my friends fashing about it and wishing it wasn't happening.

in my life
I'm sure there are more great stories and I wish I could remember them but my short-term memory is still messed up. However, I am sleeping more and working a lot more, so life is better. I only have twinges of the Black Dog of despair.

I look back at my life BD (before depression) and wonder how the hell I ever did all those things, the work, the kids, the cooking, the friends... These days, I can't even get it together to read the newspaper all the way through, which I'd done pretty much every day of my adult life. I'm going to a class on overcoming depression, hope it works.

I have PILES of work, most of it overhead: things I need to work on that don't actually pay. And a couple of proposals out for things that will pay, but require actual work. Stress again. Even the workshop that's taking me to London (WOOT!) is terrifying, I've never done a full-day tutorial before.

Long lists of things to do and we're planning to use the refi money to fix up the kitchen (get rid of ugly plywood and add many feet of storage space!). I'm pretty worried about that too.

And the kids are being really needy right now. The little one is very demanding and wants attention all the time. I let the 12-year-old stay home from camp (he was pathetic this morning), but I put him to work on his normal chores plus checking links on my website and helping made the chicken for dinner.

So it's a mixed bag right now.

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from: asynje
date: Jul. 30th, 2003 01:01 am (UTC)

Here's to hoping that the class is good and that things get better.

Mixed bags are a fact of life but we would like them to be mixed somewhat in our favor *S*

and *blushes* thank you

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 30th, 2003 09:27 am (UTC)

Thanks a bunch, you're a sweetheart.

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Gloria Mundi

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from: viva_gloria
date: Jul. 30th, 2003 04:26 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the links -- I'd missed several of those! -- and {{hugs}} for the life-stuff. It's good that the Black Dog is retreating (or at least occasional) but the sheer stultifying nothingness takes some dealing with. I hope the class works (if it does, please share!) ... and that you're looking forward to London! (When are you here?)

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 31st, 2003 07:42 am (UTC)

Thanks for saying that. I went to three client meetings yesterday and got stuck in horrific Silicon Valley traffic, so was a puddle by the time I got home. Feeling OK today, will give myself permission to goof off some.

London! My conference is the week of October 6, I'm thinking of coming in early to get to Collectormania. Mostly to see fandom friends, as I don't think there will be any kind of show like the one at Comic Con (darn it). I have tickets for the LOTR exhibit for Tuesday at 10 am, and am otherwise only vaguely scheduled until Friday when I give a full-day tutorial (Yikes!).

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