lizziec: (Rocks fall)
2020-01-01 02:36 am
Entry tags:

[sticky entry] Sticky: Writing round up

If you're at my journal looking for my writing, here's a post to keep it all indexed. Hopefully you'll find it useful.

Battlestar Galactica


Fic 1000 words or over



Alone in the Dark: Kara/Lee implied. From a prompt by [livejournal.com profile] sci_fi_shipper at [livejournal.com profile] leeadama_daily (prompt list here). Make a compelling case for Lee to become Fat!Lee. PG-13.

Hearing Without Listening: Lee. This conversation was not going as Lee had imagined it would. PG-13.

Intervention: Kara/Lee (Implied). Lee gets the help he needs after his spacewalk. Slightly AU end for Resurrection Ship Part II. Spoilers up to and including Resurrection Ship Part II. PG-13.

Just Listen: Kara/Lee. Conversations overheard. Written for the summer fic exchange at [livejournal.com profile] pilots_presents. This is how it felt genuine to me. Spoilers through to Unfinished Business. PG-13.

Lee and Julia: Kara/Lee implied. Originally written over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. The aim was to write a conversation pertaining to the Lee/Kara relationship between Lee or Kara and a character they had very little or no contact with. I chose Julia Brynne (mother of Kacey) and Lee. G.

Sorrows Woven with Delights: Kara/Lee. After the end of the worlds, Kara takes some time to paint and reflect. Written for the summer fic exchange at [livejournal.com profile] pilots_presents. PG-13.

Ficlets



Under Kara's Viper: Kara/Lee. Written for a game of clue over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G

Demetrius: Kara/Lee. Written for a game of clue over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Their Own Kind of Music: Kara/Lee. Written from a prompt "'Resurrection ship, military corner folds, she's got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin, and if I bring a little music I can fit right in'" over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Fill in the blanks #1: Kara/Lee. 'The ground was wet with ______ as Kara and Lee stepped quietly through the door. They heard ______ sounds in the background and the jarring vibrations of ______, slowly growing closer...' originally posted here. PG-13.

A kiss: Kara/Lee. 'Go forth and write me a kiss.' Originally posted here. G.

Mother's Day: Kara/Lee. Self explanatory. Originally posted here. G.

Communique: Lee. How an Academy Instructor views Lee. (G).

Bookends - or, two times they didn't kiss, and one time they did: Kara/Lee. Warning for slight pain, minor sexytimes and angst (R)

Lee's Predicament: Kara/Lee. Innuendo. (R)

Drabbles



Lost: Lee. How Lee views himself. PG-13.

Ragnar Anchorage: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Ceremony: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

They Better Start Having Babies: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Gift Shop: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Colonial One: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. NC-17.

What If It Had Been Zak?: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Nuked Planet: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Frak Space: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. NC-17.

I Believe You: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Too Frakking Late: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Fill in the blanks #2: Kara/Lee. 'There are only six ______ left in the twelve worlds and ______'s not going to waste them. ______ tucks them into the locker and leaves the room with a _____. ______ is going to ______ tonight. ' Originally posted here. G.

Smouldering: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.

Medal: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.

Hands: Kara/Lee. Extremely fluffy. Originally posted here. G.

Wing: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.


Chalet School



The Letter That Never Arrived: From Lydia to Joey. PG-13

The Ghosts of Ages Past: Inspired by the University of Kent Christmas service held at the Cathedral. G.

Demons: Len finally snaps. This fic contains distressing themes. Caution is advised. R

A Jo Lived in Freudesheim: To the tune of "A Windmill in Old Amsterdam". G.

The Cruel Tiernjoch: Based on a "what if" for an event from The School at the Chalet. PG-13.

The Consultation: Eyes that had never yet needed glasses. G.

A Chalet School Bonfire: Everyone loses patience with Jo. PG-13.

St Catherine's House: The next logical step. G.
lizziec: (Horrible Histories Pilot wide eyes)
2020-01-01 09:50 pm

Mental Health filter

I'm pondering setting up a Mental Health filter as I have a need to blather on about my latest meanderings in the field of my mental health (or lack thereof).

I am not doing this out of a need or cry for attention. I want to journal this stuff because I journal most stuff that I need to get out of my head, but I don't want to subject everyone to it if they don't want to be subjected to it...

There is no compulsion on you to read or comment on whatever I put in this filter.

Please comment (comments are screened) if you're interested in what I'll be putting there. I won't judge anyone if they don't want to be in the filter.

This entry was originally posted at http://lizziec.dreamwidth.org/426016.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments on the original entry.
lizziec: (Horrible Histories Pilot wide eyes)
2020-01-01 09:50 pm

Mental Health filter

I'm pondering setting up a Mental Health filter as I have a need to blather on about my latest meanderings in the field of my mental health (or lack thereof).

I am not doing this out of a need or cry for attention. I want to journal this stuff because I journal most stuff that I need to get out of my head, but I don't want to subject everyone to it if they don't want to be subjected to it...

There is no compulsion on you to read or comment on whatever I put in this filter.

Please comment (comments are screened) if you're interested in what I'll be putting there. I won't judge anyone if they don't want to be in the filter.

This entry was originally posted at http://lizziec.dreamwidth.org/426016.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments on the original entry.
lizziec: (Grumpy hug)
2020-01-01 09:50 pm

Mental Health filter

I'm pondering setting up a Mental Health filter as I have a need to blather on about my latest meanderings in the field of my mental health (or lack thereof).

I am not doing this out of a need or cry for attention. I want to journal this stuff because I journal most stuff that I need to get out of my head, but I don't want to subject everyone to it if they don't want to be subjected to it...

There is no compulsion on you to read or comment on whatever I put in this filter.

Please comment (comments are screened) if you're interested in what I'll be putting there. I won't judge anyone if they don't want to be in the filter.
lizziec: (Rocks fall)
2020-01-01 02:36 am
Entry tags:

Writing round up

If you're at my journal looking for my writing, here's a post to keep it all indexed. Hopefully you'll find it useful.

Battlestar Galactica


Fic 1000 words or over



Alone in the Dark: Kara/Lee implied. From a prompt by [livejournal.com profile] sci_fi_shipper at [livejournal.com profile] leeadama_daily (prompt list here). Make a compelling case for Lee to become Fat!Lee. PG-13.

Hearing Without Listening: Lee. This conversation was not going as Lee had imagined it would. PG-13.

Intervention: Kara/Lee (Implied). Lee gets the help he needs after his spacewalk. Slightly AU end for Resurrection Ship Part II. Spoilers up to and including Resurrection Ship Part II. PG-13.

Just Listen: Kara/Lee. Conversations overheard. Written for the summer fic exchange at [livejournal.com profile] pilots_presents. This is how it felt genuine to me. Spoilers through to Unfinished Business. PG-13.

Lee and Julia: Kara/Lee implied. Originally written over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. The aim was to write a conversation pertaining to the Lee/Kara relationship between Lee or Kara and a character they had very little or no contact with. I chose Julia Brynne (mother of Kacey) and Lee. G.

Sorrows Woven with Delights: Kara/Lee. After the end of the worlds, Kara takes some time to paint and reflect. Written for the summer fic exchange at [livejournal.com profile] pilots_presents. PG-13.

Ficlets



Under Kara's Viper: Kara/Lee. Written for a game of clue over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G

Demetrius: Kara/Lee. Written for a game of clue over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Their Own Kind of Music: Kara/Lee. Written from a prompt "'Resurrection ship, military corner folds, she's got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin, and if I bring a little music I can fit right in'" over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Fill in the blanks #1: Kara/Lee. 'The ground was wet with ______ as Kara and Lee stepped quietly through the door. They heard ______ sounds in the background and the jarring vibrations of ______, slowly growing closer...' originally posted here. PG-13.

A kiss: Kara/Lee. 'Go forth and write me a kiss.' Originally posted here. G.

Mother's Day: Kara/Lee. Self explanatory. Originally posted here. G.

Communique: Lee. How an Academy Instructor views Lee. (G).

Bookends - or, two times they didn't kiss, and one time they did: Kara/Lee. Warning for slight pain, minor sexytimes and angst (R)

Lee's Predicament: Kara/Lee. Innuendo. (R)

Drabbles



Lost: Lee. How Lee views himself. PG-13.

Ragnar Anchorage: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Ceremony: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

They Better Start Having Babies: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Gift Shop: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Colonial One: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. NC-17.

What If It Had Been Zak?: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Nuked Planet: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Frak Space: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. NC-17.

I Believe You: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Too Frakking Late: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Fill in the blanks #2: Kara/Lee. 'There are only six ______ left in the twelve worlds and ______'s not going to waste them. ______ tucks them into the locker and leaves the room with a _____. ______ is going to ______ tonight. ' Originally posted here. G.

Smouldering: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.

Medal: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.

Hands: Kara/Lee. Extremely fluffy. Originally posted here. G.

Wing: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.


Chalet School



The Letter That Never Arrived: From Lydia to Joey. PG-13

The Ghosts of Ages Past: Inspired by the University of Kent Christmas service held at the Cathedral. G.

Demons: Len finally snaps. This fic contains distressing themes. Caution is advised. R

A Jo Lived in Freudesheim: To the tune of "A Windmill in Old Amsterdam". G.

The Cruel Tiernjoch: Based on a "what if" for an event from The School at the Chalet. PG-13.

The Consultation: Eyes that had never yet needed glasses. G.

A Chalet School Bonfire: Everyone loses patience with Jo. PG-13.

St Catherine's House: The next logical step. G.

This entry was originally posted at http://lizziec.dreamwidth.org/427770.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments on the original entry.
lizziec: (Rocks fall)
2020-01-01 02:36 am
Entry tags:

Writing round up

If you're at my journal looking for my writing, here's a post to keep it all indexed. Hopefully you'll find it useful.

Battlestar Galactica


Fic 1000 words or over



Alone in the Dark: Kara/Lee implied. From a prompt by [livejournal.com profile] sci_fi_shipper at [livejournal.com profile] leeadama_daily (prompt list here). Make a compelling case for Lee to become Fat!Lee. PG-13.

Hearing Without Listening: Lee. This conversation was not going as Lee had imagined it would. PG-13.

Intervention: Kara/Lee (Implied). Lee gets the help he needs after his spacewalk. Slightly AU end for Resurrection Ship Part II. Spoilers up to and including Resurrection Ship Part II. PG-13.

Just Listen: Kara/Lee. Conversations overheard. Written for the summer fic exchange at [livejournal.com profile] pilots_presents. This is how it felt genuine to me. Spoilers through to Unfinished Business. PG-13.

Lee and Julia: Kara/Lee implied. Originally written over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. The aim was to write a conversation pertaining to the Lee/Kara relationship between Lee or Kara and a character they had very little or no contact with. I chose Julia Brynne (mother of Kacey) and Lee. G.

Sorrows Woven with Delights: Kara/Lee. After the end of the worlds, Kara takes some time to paint and reflect. Written for the summer fic exchange at [livejournal.com profile] pilots_presents. PG-13.

Ficlets



Under Kara's Viper: Kara/Lee. Written for a game of clue over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G

Demetrius: Kara/Lee. Written for a game of clue over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Their Own Kind of Music: Kara/Lee. Written from a prompt "'Resurrection ship, military corner folds, she's got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin, and if I bring a little music I can fit right in'" over at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Fill in the blanks #1: Kara/Lee. 'The ground was wet with ______ as Kara and Lee stepped quietly through the door. They heard ______ sounds in the background and the jarring vibrations of ______, slowly growing closer...' originally posted here. PG-13.

A kiss: Kara/Lee. 'Go forth and write me a kiss.' Originally posted here. G.

Mother's Day: Kara/Lee. Self explanatory. Originally posted here. G.

Communique: Lee. How an Academy Instructor views Lee. (G).

Bookends - or, two times they didn't kiss, and one time they did: Kara/Lee. Warning for slight pain, minor sexytimes and angst (R)

Lee's Predicament: Kara/Lee. Innuendo. (R)

Drabbles



Lost: Lee. How Lee views himself. PG-13.

Ragnar Anchorage: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Ceremony: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

They Better Start Having Babies: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Gift Shop: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Colonial One: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. NC-17.

What If It Had Been Zak?: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. PG-13.

Nuked Planet: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Frak Space: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. NC-17.

I Believe You: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Too Frakking Late: Kara/Lee. Written for pilots bingo at [livejournal.com profile] no_takebacks here. G.

Fill in the blanks #2: Kara/Lee. 'There are only six ______ left in the twelve worlds and ______'s not going to waste them. ______ tucks them into the locker and leaves the room with a _____. ______ is going to ______ tonight. ' Originally posted here. G.

Smouldering: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.

Medal: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.

Hands: Kara/Lee. Extremely fluffy. Originally posted here. G.

Wing: Kara/Lee. Originally posted here. G.


Chalet School



The Letter That Never Arrived: From Lydia to Joey. PG-13

The Ghosts of Ages Past: Inspired by the University of Kent Christmas service held at the Cathedral. G.

Demons: Len finally snaps. This fic contains distressing themes. Caution is advised. R

A Jo Lived in Freudesheim: To the tune of "A Windmill in Old Amsterdam". G.

The Cruel Tiernjoch: Based on a "what if" for an event from The School at the Chalet. PG-13.

The Consultation: Eyes that had never yet needed glasses. G.

A Chalet School Bonfire: Everyone loses patience with Jo. PG-13.

St Catherine's House: The next logical step. G.

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lizziec: (Horrible Histories Stupid Deaths (finger)
2013-09-16 10:20 am
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On using fraud law for benefit "cheats".

A few things on today's news that the DPP is planning on using fraud law against "benefit cheats".


  1. Interesting timing given that legal aid is being dramatically scaled back. Does this mean that people falsely charged will find it harder to gain adequate representation?

  2. Anyone who is convicted will find it harder to get a job in future, thus potentially keeping them on benefits for much longer.

  3. According to the DWP themselves, in 2011/2012 overpayments due to fraud accounted for 0.7% of all claims. In the same financial year, DWP error accounted for 0.5% of of claims, and claimant error for 0.8%. This means that it's much more likely that any overpayment is due to error than genuine fraud. Has the DPP explained what safeguards will be in place to ensure that people who are being overpaid due to error (their own or that of DWP) are not facing 10 year sentences for "fraud"?

  4. What safeguards will be in place to ensure that disabled people, who face significant barriers in communication with the DWP/HMRC, will not be unfairly penalised by this change in policy from the DPP? This is a serious problem already for those who are most likely to need to claim benefits, and being prosecuted with a potential 10 year sentence is likely to cause those who can least cope significant distress.

  5. The cost of keeping someone in prison is £65,000 for the first year, and £40,000 for every year after that. It's possible that it could cost the taxpayer more to keep someone in prison after this change than finding another way to punish genuine cheats.
    • Prison isn't supposed to be about punishment anyway. The Ministry of Justice state that "Her Majesty's Prison Service serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts. Our duty is to look after them with humanity and help them lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release." (Emphasis mine)

  6. I've been reminded by @bencc about the UK Parliament expenses scandal where expenses were abused (and many would say were claimed fraudulently in many cases). Only a few were ever prosecuted and those that were, were charged with "False Accounting", not fraud. Similarly, charges resulting from the financial collapse of 2007/8 have been nearly non-existant. The decision by the DPP today shows that there is one rule for those in power and with money, and another for those who are below the breadline.



I suspect that very few (if any) of these points have been considered by either the government, or the DPP. What seems clear from both the policy and its timing is that this is a purely political decision, made to continue the demonisation of those who are in receipt of benefits.

ETA: This tweet shows another side of this decision (Universal Credit), which I had not considered.
lizziec: (Frazer-doomed)
2012-03-12 09:44 pm
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Letter to my MP about the Health and Social Care Bill

I've written to my MP about the Health and Social Care Bill that's currently wending its way through parliament. I do not hold out high hopes that he will vote against it, as he's a Conservative MP who tends to vote with the whip, but I'm hoping he'll take notice. I've tried to be respectful and outline clearly and concisely why I disagree with the bill. At least he can't ignore me because I was rude or using a form letter.

If you're in the UK and disagree with the H&SC bill, which will lead to greater private involvement in the NHS and could possibly lead to the end of the NHS, then please please please take the time to let your MP know how you feel about it using Write to Them. If you need to (lack of spoons/whatever) then please feel free to adapt my letter to your own views.

--

Dear Mr Brazier,

As a constituent, I would like to express my concern about the Health and Social Care bill currently moving through Parliament, and respectfully ask that you vote against it. If you do not feel that you can do this, I would very much appreciate it if you would please delay voting for it until after the Risk Register has been released and all the information available about the possible consequences of the Health and Social Care bill is available. I would also appreciate it if you would put pressure on the Government to release the Risk Register, in accordance with the recent ruling by the Information Commissioner, which was upheld on appeal. Unless this available for everyone to view before the legislation is passed I will not be reassured that all possible information was available for a properly informed choice to be made before the bill is passed into law.

All the reasons I disagree are outlined in here )

This entry was originally posted at http://lizziec.dreamwidth.org/434121.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments on the original entry.
lizziec: (Frazer-doomed)
2012-03-12 09:44 pm
Entry tags:

Letter to my MP about the Health and Social Care Bill

I've written to my MP about the Health and Social Care Bill that's currently wending its way through parliament. I do not hold out high hopes that he will vote against it, as he's a Conservative MP who tends to vote with the whip, but I'm hoping he'll take notice. I've tried to be respectful and outline clearly and concisely why I disagree with the bill. At least he can't ignore me because I was rude or using a form letter.

If you're in the UK and disagree with the H&SC bill, which will lead to greater private involvement in the NHS and could possibly lead to the end of the NHS, then please please please take the time to let your MP know how you feel about it using Write to Them. If you need to (lack of spoons/whatever) then please feel free to adapt my letter to your own views.

--

Dear Mr Brazier,

As a constituent, I would like to express my concern about the Health and Social Care bill currently moving through Parliament, and respectfully ask that you vote against it. If you do not feel that you can do this, I would very much appreciate it if you would please delay voting for it until after the Risk Register has been released and all the information available about the possible consequences of the Health and Social Care bill is available. I would also appreciate it if you would put pressure on the Government to release the Risk Register, in accordance with the recent ruling by the Information Commissioner, which was upheld on appeal. Unless this available for everyone to view before the legislation is passed I will not be reassured that all possible information was available for a properly informed choice to be made before the bill is passed into law.

All the reasons I disagree are outlined in here )

This entry was originally posted at http://lizziec.dreamwidth.org/434121.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments on the original entry.
lizziec: (Frazer-doomed)
2012-03-12 09:44 pm
Entry tags:

Letter to my MP about the Health and Social Care Bill

I've written to my MP about the Health and Social Care Bill that's currently wending its way through parliament. I do not hold out high hopes that he will vote against it, as he's a Conservative MP who tends to vote with the whip, but I'm hoping he'll take notice. I've tried to be respectful and outline clearly and concisely why I disagree with the bill. At least he can't ignore me because I was rude or using a form letter.

If you're in the UK and disagree with the H&SC bill, which will lead to greater private involvement in the NHS and could possibly lead to the end of the NHS, then please please please take the time to let your MP know how you feel about it using Write to Them. If you need to (lack of spoons/whatever) then please feel free to adapt my letter to your own views.

--

Dear Mr Brazier,

As a constituent, I would like to express my concern about the Health and Social Care bill currently moving through Parliament, and respectfully ask that you vote against it. If you do not feel that you can do this, I would very much appreciate it if you would please delay voting for it until after the Risk Register has been released and all the information available about the possible consequences of the Health and Social Care bill is available. I would also appreciate it if you would put pressure on the Government to release the Risk Register, in accordance with the recent ruling by the Information Commissioner, which was upheld on appeal. Unless this available for everyone to view before the legislation is passed I will not be reassured that all possible information was available for a properly informed choice to be made before the bill is passed into law.

All the reasons I disagree are outlined in here )
lizziec: (Horrible Histories Dick Turpin (noose))
2012-03-09 12:32 pm
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Random google result.

Had a random moment the other day when I was googling mum's name and came across this news story published a year and a half after she died, using a photo she took and put on flickr under creative commons as the story picture.

Bus Posse
This one.


I think that's unbelievably cool. It made me both smile, and be a little bit sad.

Thanks to those who helped me find the pic on flickr after I got sad enough that I could no longer look.

This entry was originally posted at http://lizziec.dreamwidth.org/433857.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments on the original entry.
lizziec: (Horrible Histories Dick Turpin (noose))
2012-03-09 12:32 pm
Entry tags:

Random google result.

Had a random moment the other day when I was googling mum's name and came across this news story published a year and a half after she died, using a photo she took and put on flickr under creative commons as the story picture.

Bus Posse
This one.


I think that's unbelievably cool. It made me both smile, and be a little bit sad.

Thanks to those who helped me find the pic on flickr after I got sad enough that I could no longer look.

This entry was originally posted at http://lizziec.dreamwidth.org/433857.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments on the original entry.
lizziec: (Horrible Histories Dick Turpin (noose))
2012-03-09 12:32 pm
Entry tags:

Random google result.

Had a random moment the other day when I was googling mum's name and came across this news story published a year and a half after she died, using a photo she took and put on flickr under creative commons as the story picture.

Bus Posse
This one.


I think that's unbelievably cool. It made me both smile, and be a little bit sad.

Thanks to those who helped me find the pic on flickr after I got sad enough that I could no longer look.
lizziec: (MASH - Hawkeye Trapper bromance)
2012-02-26 11:53 pm
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So, uh. Hello again.

Um. Hi. *waves*

So I've been gone a while and feel I owe you an explanation. Here it is.

Most of you know I've been struggling for the past year with a flare up /relapse of my depression and anxiety. In October, in an effort to help fix me, my gp had me change my meds. In order to start new ones I had to go off the old ones and that messed me up. My flare up got worse and, as usually happens when I'm fucked up mentally I found it difficult to connect with, well, anything - books, TV, writing and especially people.

Because I find connecting so spoons depleting, I tend to cut it down to a minimum, talking to only 2 or 3 people on a regular basis because that's all I can cope with.

Things are a bit better. I'm finding connecting a bit less hard. It's not exactly easy yet, but this post is me trying.

I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I'm sorry I've ignored communications from those who have tried to raise me. To use the old cliche, it's not you, it's me. I just couldn't (and still can rarely) put my self together enough to properly communicate with more than a very few. I'm going to try harder from now and I'm incredibly sorry if I've upset any of you. I never intended to.

Please don't feel you have to reply to this. It's not a cry for help or pity. It's just me attempting to explain why I've been such a flake in the last four months.

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lizziec: (MASH - Hawkeye Trapper bromance)
2012-02-26 11:53 pm

So, uh. Hello again.

Um. Hi. *waves*

So I've been gone a while and feel I owe you an explanation. Here it is.

Most of you know I've been struggling for the past year with a flare up /relapse of my depression and anxiety. In October, in an effort to help fix me, my gp had me change my meds. In order to start new ones I had to go off the old ones and that messed me up. My flare up got worse and, as usually happens when I'm fucked up mentally I found it difficult to connect with, well, anything - books, TV, writing and especially people.

Because I find connecting so spoons depleting, I tend to cut it down to a minimum, talking to only 2 or 3 people on a regular basis because that's all I can cope with.

Things are a bit better. I'm finding connecting a bit less hard. It's not exactly easy yet, but this post is me trying.

I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I'm sorry I've ignored communications from those who have tried to raise me. To use the old cliche, it's not you, it's me. I just couldn't (and still can rarely) put my self together enough to properly communicate with more than a very few. I'm going to try harder from now and I'm incredibly sorry if I've upset any of you. I never intended to.

Please don't feel you have to reply to this. It's not a cry for help or pity. It's just me attempting to explain why I've been such a flake in the last four months.

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lizziec: (MASH - Hawkeye Trapper bromance)
2012-02-26 11:53 pm

So, uh. Hello again.

Um. Hi. *waves*

So I've been gone a while and feel I owe you an explanation. Here it is.

Most of you know I've been struggling for the past year with a flare up /relapse of my depression and anxiety. In October, in an effort to help fix me, my gp had me change my meds. In order to start new ones I had to go off the old ones and that messed me up. My flare up got worse and, as usually happens when I'm fucked up mentally I found it difficult to connect with, well, anything - books, TV, writing and especially people.

Because I find connecting so spoons depleting, I tend to cut it down to a minimum, talking to only 2 or 3 people on a regular basis because that's all I can cope with.

Things are a bit better. I'm finding connecting a bit less hard. It's not exactly easy yet, but this post is me trying.

I'm sorry I haven't been around much. I'm sorry I've ignored communications from those who have tried to raise me. To use the old cliche, it's not you, it's me. I just couldn't (and still can rarely) put my self together enough to properly communicate with more than a very few. I'm going to try harder from now and I'm incredibly sorry if I've upset any of you. I never intended to.

Please don't feel you have to reply to this. It's not a cry for help or pity. It's just me attempting to explain why I've been such a flake in the last four months.
lizziec: (Horrible Histories Dick Turpin (noose))
2011-10-22 11:08 pm

Dreams. Wtf, brain?

I had a couple of really fucked up dreams last night that left me feeling frightened and wtf-ing when I first woke up. Not the faintest idea what my brain was on.

In the first dream I was trying to escape from The Silents, but they kept chasing me. Then, just when I thought I'd got away they were there in front of me. It was at that moment that Ben's alarm went off and I woke up enough for the dream to stop, only for a new one to start.

This second dream was so stupid I could barely believe it.

I dreamed I was a commando in WWII, sent as part of a huge team on a secret mission to bring down Nazi HQ in France. I was in charge of jamming the communications of the Germans by taking over their communications post and then running it until the rest of the commandos had finished their mission.

The problem is that I couldn't speak French or German (nice to see that my unconscious is true to me like that), so I messed it up. A French guy came over to me and started to talk and I said "Je ne comprends pas" (which is pretty much the only French I know), when he switched to German and I was sunk, because I don't even know how to say "I don't understand" in German, so then he calls in some friends who start to try and question me, and I keep my mouth shut and say nothing, lest I give myself away. That's when I realise I'm still wearing my British uniform, with "Commando" as a shoulder patch on one arm, so I start standing next to a pillar so the enemy can't tell I'm a British commando from the shoulder patch because it's next to the pillar. Because apparently in my brain these people are too unobservant to notice the British uniform and only the shoulder patch would give me away.

I woke up just as the other guys in the room started shouting "Englisch".

Stupid brain.

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lizziec: (Horrible Histories Dick Turpin (noose))
2011-10-22 11:08 pm

Dreams. Wtf, brain?

I had a couple of really fucked up dreams last night that left me feeling frightened and wtf-ing when I first woke up. Not the faintest idea what my brain was on.

In the first dream I was trying to escape from The Silents, but they kept chasing me. Then, just when I thought I'd got away they were there in front of me. It was at that moment that Ben's alarm went off and I woke up enough for the dream to stop, only for a new one to start.

This second dream was so stupid I could barely believe it.

I dreamed I was a commando in WWII, sent as part of a huge team on a secret mission to bring down Nazi HQ in France. I was in charge of jamming the communications of the Germans by taking over their communications post and then running it until the rest of the commandos had finished their mission.

The problem is that I couldn't speak French or German (nice to see that my unconscious is true to me like that), so I messed it up. A French guy came over to me and started to talk and I said "Je ne comprends pas" (which is pretty much the only French I know), when he switched to German and I was sunk, because I don't even know how to say "I don't understand" in German, so then he calls in some friends who start to try and question me, and I keep my mouth shut and say nothing, lest I give myself away. That's when I realise I'm still wearing my British uniform, with "Commando" as a shoulder patch on one arm, so I start standing next to a pillar so the enemy can't tell I'm a British commando from the shoulder patch because it's next to the pillar. Because apparently in my brain these people are too unobservant to notice the British uniform and only the shoulder patch would give me away.

I woke up just as the other guys in the room started shouting "Englisch".

Stupid brain.

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lizziec: (Horrible Histories Dick Turpin (noose))
2011-10-22 11:08 pm

Dreams. Wtf, brain?

I had a couple of really fucked up dreams last night that left me feeling frightened and wtf-ing when I first woke up. Not the faintest idea what my brain was on.

In the first dream I was trying to escape from The Silents, but they kept chasing me. Then, just when I thought I'd got away they were there in front of me. It was at that moment that Ben's alarm went off and I woke up enough for the dream to stop, only for a new one to start.

This second dream was so stupid I could barely believe it.

I dreamed I was a commando in WWII, sent as part of a huge team on a secret mission to bring down Nazi HQ in France. I was in charge of jamming the communications of the Germans by taking over their communications post and then running it until the rest of the commandos had finished their mission.

The problem is that I couldn't speak French or German (nice to see that my unconscious is true to me like that), so I messed it up. A French guy came over to me and started to talk and I said "Je ne comprends pas" (which is pretty much the only French I know), when he switched to German and I was sunk, because I don't even know how to say "I don't understand" in German, so then he calls in some friends who start to try and question me, and I keep my mouth shut and say nothing, lest I give myself away. That's when I realise I'm still wearing my British uniform, with "Commando" as a shoulder patch on one arm, so I start standing next to a pillar so the enemy can't tell I'm a British commando from the shoulder patch because it's next to the pillar. Because apparently in my brain these people are too unobservant to notice the British uniform and only the shoulder patch would give me away.

I woke up just as the other guys in the room started shouting "Englisch".

Stupid brain.
lizziec: (BSG - Apollo & Starbuck (Final cut))
2011-09-25 07:27 pm

BSG ficlet: Lee's Predicament

Inspired by something [livejournal.com profile] sci_fi_shipper said on twitter last night.

I'm going to give this an R rating to be sure, though I'm not sure it quite warrants it...

How does something small get to be so big? )

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