syndelar (syndelar) wrote,

Taken from a lot of people on my f-list because I figure it's time to catch up, finally.

So what have you been up to?

For the last two months, my life has mostly been dominated by may cats and heat. One of my kittens has dies because of neurological issues that couldn't be helped, but the other one, Aya (the calico little girl),  is a ball of unlimited energy. The entire apartment is her playground and honestly, it does wonders for my mental health by making me focus on something and making me laugh all the time.
I've been going swimming a lot this summer, because the temperatures have been ridiculously high, constantly around 35 Celsius, still are and the beach is a 10minute walk away. Last summer the weather mostly sucked so swimming wasn't really an option, but this year I have a tan and swam a lot and collected an absurd amount of pebbles because they renovated the beaches and I couldn't resist.
I've also been writing, as much as I could because the heat made it really hard to do so and concentration was not there and I couldn't even spend the days in the library because they were closed for the good part of the summer because they were moving a part of their collection to a separate location.
I was also waiting for September because that means that all of my doctors are done with their vacations so I can do all of them in a short period of time because I hate going to the doctor. I could have gone to the replacements, but I'm a creature of habit and also, I hate going to the doctor.

Major life changes? Same old same old?

My cousin gave birth to her second child, a boy this time so it's been a bit hectic the last couple of weeks for the entire family. I still haven't gone to see the baby, bostly because her house is always full of people and she's exhauseted. We talked though, and she's ridiculouslly happy and laughing at me because I'm real bad with new born babies.
My best friend is getting married in November, but considering we're on different sides of the continent it's questionable if I'll attend but I have hope and I am so happy for both of them becuase they're that couple that get along always and are so in love and adorable it's like they're not actually real. I love them both so.
My own life is same old, but I'm pleased about that.

What fandom are you in / do you spend most of your time in?

MCU/ Cap 2 is where I'm spending most of my time lately. I'm writing my Sam/Bucky marvel_bang, so I've limited my exposure to other fandoms becuse I get easily distracted. It's the fandom that gives me the greatest variety of characters, female characters that I actually like and can imagine writing and I neve get bored with it, though I do tend to overdose on certain pairings and need a break from time to time.
But I read a lot of Inception (again), Stargate Atlantis and Kingsman, all of which I intend to write in.
I am also extremelly excited about The Martian.

Where do you hang online?

Mostly my tumblr, though I'm making an effort of cutting back and trying to spend more of my time back on Livejournal. It's better for actually communicating with people without being toxic and that's always a pplis. Also, LJ is where I started my fannish journey so I'm emotionally invested.

What are you reading?

Croatian libraries don't have much variety when it comes to novels, mostly romance books and bestsellers that I don't have any interest in. Also, I've been spoiled by fanfiction and there are literally NO LGBT books in our libraries and I can't afford buying online, so I mostly stick to science books, physics and astronomy and general science and history.
I've just finished Leon Lederman:The god particle, which is fantastic, bot funny and educating without being over the top or too complicated. Even though it was writtten in 1993. the science still stands and applies.
Right now, I'm reading James Gleick: Chaos, on the origin of chaos theory.

What are you watching?

I don't watch a lot of TV: I've seen some episodes of Arrow, but mostly have been watching reruns of NCIS and Band of Brothers and some of my favorite movie, but that's it.

What are you making?

I've been cooking a lot lately, simple dishes I put together from the stuff I find in the kitchen. I'm trying to use as many things as I can that usually stay untouched for long periods of time while I go and buy more stuff and so far, so good. Cold pasta salads, soups and baked pastas are my favorite.
I'm also drawing again, though this time I'm drawing bookmarks. i got some thick paper that's perfect for firm bookmarks and now I'm just slowly going at it. If anyone's interested in ustom drawn bookmarks, let me know, I'd be happy to make you some.
And writing. I had to switch to the solo option for my marvel_bang, which means no art for me but I refuse to quit the challenge. I'm writing much faster now that it's not as hot and I do still have a month to go and three betas to look it over so it's not gonna be a problem. This is already the longest thing I've ever written and I haven't been this into a story in a very long time. My confidence tends to come and go, but I refuse to quit. It's makin me happy even when it's freaking me out and that's a good thing.

What are you squeeing about today?

Matt Fraction's Hawkeye comic that I got recently, The Martian, tea and cats.

If you could rope old fandom friends into a new fandom, it would be...

Kingsman. I haven't actually seen it yet, but it has all the things I like - charm, humor, badass fights, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton and Samuel L. Jackson.

I should really watch/read/dive into _____ and then come and talk to youabout it!

The Vorkosigan saga. I've been putting it off because I don't want any distractions while I binge read but I'm most excited about it!
And The Martian!

What else is on your mind?

I need to go to the pharmacy and pick up my mom's meds. Also cut my hair and wash some clothes, but that can wait until tomorrow.
Tags: about me, books, meme, writing

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