I don’t know why, but it’s AWESOME.

It’s not that the thing is awesome, more that the thing is going to happen.

My Torchwood fanfiction ‘And I Wake Up‘  (which has now reached 50k!) has a somewhat steady readership, and you can probably find it in the comments, but someone asked me if they could make it into a podfic.

A podfic, if you’re wondering and don’t want to click the link I’ve so generously offered you, is an audiobook. Generally pronounced “Pod Fick” (Pod like the pod people, or three peas in a pod, and Fick like You’re putting on a British accent and trying to say ‘thick’, or fick like the beginning of fickle or like Fiction which is where the shortening comes from), it’s the meme-ish version of what you’d be able to get from a library.

It’s a weird thing, but I say this as someone who genuinely enjoys reading words on a page, multiple pages for an even better experience, and the idea of someone being like “Well, I really liked the beginning, but can’t I just lie back and listen to it being read to me instead?”…

Well it’s a strange one.

I don’t know why they want to do it, but it’s flattering as hell.

It’d be like getting fan art, and even if it isn’t particularly great, the vain peacock that you try to hide behind modesty perks its head up and preens.

Ooh, compliments for me? Why thank you, I'll take that with a grandios dash of YES I'm amazing :D

Ooh, compliments for me? Why thank you, I’ll take that with a grandios dash of YES I’m amazing 😀

Also, yes I like Batman. I AM BATMAN.

So I don’t know how this’ll work out, It might end up being crap, all my spelling mistakes might come out in words, but you know what?

I’m going to listen to that.

I’m going to download it, and listen to someone else read out my story.

I’m also going to be linking to it when even one PART of it is done, and you know what? SO MANY MORE PEOPLE WILL HAVE ‘READ’ MY STORY AFTER THIS GETS OUT.

I don’t care if the person narrating has the most out-of-my-mind odd voice, this stuff will be on my iTunes, hell, IT’S GONNA BE ON MY PHONE.

I’m going to ruin all sense of anonymity and post this stuff on facebook.

Because YES I’m a vain peacock, and, speaking from experience, the people who say that being this excited over something as small as this, I know the feeling.

Don’t be jealous 😀 I know you want to be as happy as I am right now because I haven’t been this weirdly happy since…

Well, I think since I was so determined to believe that Santa was real. (Or maybe since Lexy made the post about it I’m linking you all to, read it and her blog because she’s amazing), or maybe when it was my turn to be the Easter Bunny (Bulk Barn didn’t know what hit it).

Thing is, I’m genuinely happy, and I don’t even know entirely what I’m happy about.

I’m just enjoying the feeling.

Whether you read my stories or not, if you’ll be listening to my story or not, someone liked my (Now 50, 000 word long) story enough that they wanted to express it outside of a review, and it’s fantastic.

I’m happy 🙂

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And, if my blurb about being happy about a podfic didn’t brighten your day, here’s the story behind this last picture:

Yesterday my mom posted a picture on Facebook of my 5 year old brother Sam wearing a pair of shoes he picked out for his first day of preschool.

She explained to him in the store that they were really made for girls. Sam then told her that he didn’t care and that “ninjas can wear pink shoes too.”

Sam went to preschool and got several compliments on his new shoes. Not one kid said anything negative toward him about it.

However, my mom received about 20 comments on the photo from various family members saying how “wrong” it is and how “things like this will affect him socially” and, put most eloquently by my great aunt, “that shit will turn him gay.”*

My mom then deleted the photo and told Sam that he can wear whatever he wants to preschool, that it’s his decision. If he wants to wear pink shoes, he can wear pink shoes.

Sam then explained to her that he didn’t like them because they were pink, he liked them because they were “made out of zebras” and zebras are his favorite animal 🙂

What does it say about society when a group of adults could stand to take a lesson in humanity from a class of preschoolers?

This was from a facebook post that’s made its way through the internet, and HERE is a more in-depth bit of info on it 🙂

 

Morning? No, I must have slept in…

Today I woke up at 6 and freaked out.

I had slept through the entire day! What the hell? Why does this happen to me? I also wondered why I wasn’t too hungry, but dismissed it.

Also, My friend had asked me to grab her some booze since I’d be going to the LCBO anyway (and, since she lives in Ottawa, her parents want her to visit tonight :S), and I didn’t do it!!! Dammit! So I texted her to say sorry.

Then I checked my e-mail, checked Facebook, all the usual things, and wondered why there was so little activity.

Did no one actually notice that I was out of action the whole day? The hell?

I checked the date, and sure enough it wasn’t the 11th anymore. I checked my texts, and the last ones were from yesterday…

Then I noticed that there was more light than the usual coming from my window.

Oh.

Oooooh… I see…

When I checked my phone to check the time again, I finally noticed the little AM next to the time.

Oh….

Then I realized just how BAD that is. Aside from the not checking for am vs pm thing…

Yes, I freaked out appropriately about the sleeping the whole day.

Then I freaked out about not getting booze…

I feel more like a university student this morning than I have for a while…

I also realized that I hadn’t even considered that it might just be 6am. That it might be morning.

I skipped that possibility entirely for the OH MY GOD reaction of having slept for THAT long.

I also just had to text my friend again to say that Never Mind, I Was Mistaken About The Time…

So this will be interesting meal conversation later…

Jeez…

So here is my Fail of the day. Hope you all enjoyed 😛

I think it’s pretty funny, even though I’m not looking forward to being teased about it later today 😀

Happy Thursday.

Google Verb! A Meme.

Okay, I have been going on a somewhat Vlogbrothers Marathon in between studying (which is why it’s somewhat), and I came across THIS VIDEO. All Links will open in a new window.

The idea is something that Ive sort of done before, but this time instead of answering questions about yourself using your iPod/whatever music player you use (see what I mean HERE), this uses Google.

Yes, the sometimes broken fountain of information… It will tel you things about yourself 😀

The idea (for those of you who are unwilling or unable to watch this less than 4 minute video) is that you put in YOUR NAME (not the words, just your actual name) and a VERB.

The questions to ask Google are:

Q: Type in “[your name] needs” in the Google search.

Q: Type in “[your name] looks like” in Google search.

Q: Type in “[your name] says” in Google search.

Q: Type in “[your name] wants” in Google search.

Q:Type in “[your name] does” in Google search.

Q: Type in “[your name] hates” in Google search.

Q: Type in “[your name] asks” in Google search.

Q: Type in “[your name] likes ” in Google search.

Q: Type in “[your name] eats ” in Google search.

Q: Type in “[your name] wears ” in Google search.

Q: Type in “[your name] was arrested for” in Google Search.

Q: Type in “[your name] loves” in Google Search.

Because I don’t particularly want to put my name up on the internet, I’m going to do two parts to this. They will be one question right after another, but I will be putting two answers down. Bold will be Doodle. Doodled93 only goes to link with my username. Will still say full username on this though. Regular will be my name. Now let’s get to it.

Doodled93 needs to share buttons. No. They are mine. 

I need sleep. Yeah, no really. But I think i’ve been getting better at sticking to my sleeping shedule

Doodled93 looks like the poodles transformed into pandas. I’m an extremely smart dog with a somewhat bad grooming rep who  changed into an animal that is so dedicated to eating something that it can’t digest properly that it developed a fatty thumb-like protuberance so that it could eat it easier. Lexy, try and figure that one out 😀

I look like I’m praying. Lots of Mr. Darcy and D’Arcy names here, mostly male references. I am not male. I am also not religious. Meh.

Doodled93 says Happy Holidays. Cheerful.

I say no shake-up needed. Can Anyone explain that to me?

Doodled93 wants you to buy this 100 yen shit from China. There was also wants you to try Google plus.. I’m not, really, actually trying to market things.

I want to be friends on Facebook. Sure. I guess. Look me up as ‘Doodled Fiction’ I guess. Made it for ffn.net

Doodled93 does frequently asked questions. I frequently ASK questions… I wonder how many people have asked the same then?

I do it again. … Okay.

Doodled93 hates water. This was a cat video. I’m rather fine with water, and bathing, and swimming actually. When i’s frozen it’s a lot of fun 😀

I hate my life this week. Not exactly cheerful, but it IS midterm week. Close enough.

Doodled93 asks you to solve puzzles. Mostly just talk about my own though.

I ask to Marry you. This is commonly all together with “That awkward moment when Mr. {my name} asks to marry you”

Doodled93 likes small spaces. Um, okay? 

I like everything. Apparently I do not discriminate. 

Doodled93 eats UK work time. Another option was dinner 😀 I wonder how many people in the UK read this and go “hm… not really”

I eat food. Fascinating.

Doodled93 wears a dress. Lexy is laughing now. I don’t wear dresses that often, and it was hardly four years ago that I had convinced people that I would never wear dresses. I once convinced a girl in my class that I was allergic to the colour pink.

I wear clothing designed by Arianne Phillips. Important? Not really to me. 

Doodled93 was arrested for doodling on school desk. Can this actually happen? Yes, apparently. Schools should have gotten a hint from ‘my’ name. 

I was arrested for Horsing around. Really? Frig…

Doodled93 loves to dance. O_O Really. I have no sense of coordination when it comes to dancing. I love to dance in my mind, where no one can see.

I love to paint! Ok, awesome 😛 Much more realistic than dancing 😀

And that is it.

What does Google have to say about you?

They got HOTT!?

You know how on Facebook you can click to see people who you might know?

Well, a lot of the people I DON’T, and a good portion I DO know, but am not going to send a friend request because, frankly, I know them because I’ve seen them or because they’re in my class, not because they’re actually friends or friendly.

Well, I was looking through the expanded list, when I saw a profile pic that made me stop and thing “No way, that’s S??”

He grew out of his kind of cartoonish face, and decided to work out.

I haven’t seen this guy for about 3 years, as he switched schools just after grade 9, and now he looks like this?!?

I had to see if that was some new development, so I clicked on his profile.

-_-

O_O

Holy Frig do I love those random why-would-you-think-this-would-be-good-for-a-profile-pic chest pictures.

He has definitely been working out.

Holyfrig.

O_O

Just, wow.

A major change from the 5 years that I’ve known him, and just, wow.

I do love the hunky guys my own age… I’m certain that if I creeped through other profiles, I would find more of these hunky I-used-to-know-you guys, but S is hunky in a way that he has a nice face AND body, and unless he’s changed a LOT over the years (and his U of T studentness says that he hasn’t), he’s a smart, nice guy.

I’m happy for him. His tall lankyness filled out wonderfully 😀 I certainly feel like a perv.

Mom, if you EVER read this, please remember that it’s YOU who complains about the lack of grandchildren any time soon, and YOU are the one who commented that our neighbour had nice shoulders when he poked his head out the window a couple of years ago.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

How to Untangle Headphones (and Never Want to Use Them Again)

One of the online comics that I read regularly would be Two Lumps (can find in my favourite links page), and one of them mentioned a rather odd video that I hadn’t ever seen before: “How to Untangle Headphones Using a Cat.”

I was rather curious about WTF they were talking about, so I Googled it and let the Youtube video load.

Here it is:

Yeah.

Yeah.

Pretty much my reaction right there.

Shock, grossed-outedness, a bit of laughter, and a dash of “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO THE POOR CAT?”

If you had any combination of these reactions, you’re on the same side as my Sane side.

If your reaction was to wonder “What about if you don’t have a cat?” You obviously have a very similar Insane side to you as I have.

Yeah.

That cat was probably like this cat off screen:

“OmnomnomNomnom, Nomnom, nom…nom… WTF GUYS?!? NOT cool.”

Floss your cat indeed…