Jun. 24th, 2016 10:21 pm
ellieet: (John smiling)
I am beyond gutted right now. I didn't want to wake up to THIS and when I read the news, I didn't want to get out of bed. Oh, Britain, what is wrong with you?

It was my 26th birthday yesterday, the same day as the vote and I spent most of it travelling back to Wales, but had a lovely time at home with my family. Right now, I'm watching the DW episode 'The Eleventh Hour,' Matt Smith's beautiful debut, and pretending that I'm twenty again and in Full Fandom Mode and that half of the people in this country haven't just done this to our EU rights. Trying to stay positive, but it's hard, so now I want to forget.

Being a grown-up IS HELL.


Jun. 21st, 2016 12:13 pm
ellieet: (Being Human: What is this??)
I finally had some time today to do some writing and found a nice perfect working space in the dining room, which is the only part of the house that's not looking as though a bomb hit it. I decided to do a 'for-fun' exercise - to write some fanfic scenes that have been floating around for a while - and I was on a roll, enjoying myself and then my computer decided to crash. Half the scene was autosaved, but it's incredibly frustrating and discouraging because I've lost my flow and now have to rewrite part of the scene, which just has me thinking, 'What's the fucking point?' and has broken my happy,relaxed mood as it feels I've lost that first lovely momentum. MS Word is not happy; all it takes is one button for it to freeze and no respond and I'm this close to throwing the laptop against the wall. It just feels as though something is always stopping me from writing; a computer error, depression, etc. It just makes me so angry.

My Dad's suggested getting an external hard-drive to transfer some of the files over as the laptop may be too full, perhaps as a present for my birthday on Thursday.
ellieet: (John smiling)
I've been watching Series 5 of Being Human on Netflix and I AM LOVING IT. Why did it take me so long to watch it? It was released in 2013 and it's taken me until now to give it a go!

I had trouble keeping up with Series 4 and 5, as tends to happen with series but honestly, this is becoming one of a few choice series that I've been able to keep up with. I love the new gang of Alex, Hal and Tom - Tom is a nice crossover from the old bunch and if you want a change from Annie, Mitchell, George and Nina, well, S5 is like a breath of fresh air. Glad that they gave the new trio a chance and let them wrap up the series in their own way.
I'm currently on Episode 5, but I have to go to bed soon as I have work tomorrow.

I also managed to write something this morning; a lot of gabble, but it's something and I tried. So yay.
ellieet: (John smiling)
So, I made a lasagne for dinner tonight and it's disgusting. I think the mistake lay with the cheese sauce I used; Mum always made her own, but I went for Dolmio and it's just horrible. I'm really gutted; I had mince and several veggies to use up before my move out at the end of the week and I feel the time, money and effort has been wasted.

Honestly, I feel my eating habits have become so frantic over the last year; I'm rubbish at making a meal for one, but the meals I make just take time and money and I feel my time in the kitchen is frantic and untidy and wasteful. I don't know if I'm making big meals for substitution, but something feels wrong with what I'm doing; I'm not chilled about it and it's driving me crazy. And what I make never ends up tasting that good either, which makes the effort wasteful in itself. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of not feeling as though I'm eating sparingly, if that makes sense and that I'm not making good and proper use of the food I have; I just wish I could calm down when it comes to cooking. Or at least make a decent lasagne.


Mar. 30th, 2016 07:55 pm
ellieet: (Sherlock and John: Christmas cancelle)
Does anyone happen to know where a girl can find a beta for my Sherlock fic? I've finally managed to scrape it together into some kind of semblance but it needs a proper second pair of eyes, methinks. It's got Sherlock and girl-John (of course) and it deals with some delicate subject matter.

I'd really like to get this fic up before Series 4 comes along and josses everything and I don't feel comfortable enough to do this on my own. I know, I've not been quite focused on the writing recently; been in and out like a yo-yo but I'm now feeling on the right track.

I don't suppose anyone can assist? Many thanks.
ellieet: (John smiling)
I'm so sorry, Brussels. I'm sorry that you're the new target in this fucking terrible age of terrorism. I'm sorry there are twats going around with guns and explosives, hurting your brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. I'm sorry for what you're going through today and I'm sorry for the trauma that those currently escaping the carnage are going through. I hope you get home safely and quickly and to the arms of your loved ones and that you will be able to find consolation and comfort.

It's odd; when these things happen, I obviously think 'Oh no' and 'not again.' But on top of that, I also feel resigned and then - very selfishly - look for distraction, rather than completely focus on what's going on. We just don't live in a world of love and I think that's terrible. I hope the people of Brussels can find the love they deserve today.
ellieet: (Simon and Mickey)

Just read a scene in a fic that I knew would be rough and I read it anyway. I should never have done it. My fault completely. It's a fic I'm familiar with, but I won't deny it was curiousity that led me to that particular chapter, and...I should've held myself back. It's not as if I wasn't warned. At least it wasn't between two 'beloved' characters; it wasn't one character I like hurting another I like. But I really need to stop doing this to myself and just stay away from what isn't for me.

Apologies for this; I'm just cross with myself for not being more careful. We all have different tastes and I need to understand mine.
ellieet: (Klaine Approval)
Oh my Lord, I AM LOVING the new Danger Mouse episodes. We've had time-travel, the-improving-our-mental-facilities trope, the alternate universe trope and tonight, the amnesia trope.

I was so worried when I heard about the plans to recreate DM, but it's just gorgeous stuff. One of the best things about the show is how many references there are to the old series along the way that we can spot - at least I definitely can, given how much I watched the original! :D Last night's episode, Sinister Mouse, was I think a redo of the original episode The Good, The Bad and the Motionless: evil DM verses good DM and even one of the same gags was used.

And Danger Mouse and Penfold are SO married. I'm loving the increased focus on the more emotional aspect of the character relationships in the show; the original series obviously had the friendship, but this takes it to the next level. Their closeness is much more emphasized and I actually find Penfold to be a lot more loyal this time around. His character has improved enormously; he's still cheeky and cowardly, but he's also sarcastic, perceptive and quite feisty. DM, for his part, is still brave and talented and heroic, but he's also more flawed: immature and silly, to the point where he's sometimes unprofessional. It just works so nicely; wheres 80s DM was like Benedict Cumberbatch meeting the Queen, this Danger Mouse is like Benedict Cumberbatch photobombing U2.

Honestly, I cannot wait until Count Duckula shows up.
ellieet: (Sherlock's goggles)
*posts Chapter 5 of Going Anywhere; runs away*


ellieet: (Fandom Canyon!)
I was just watching the new Danger Mouse episode Danger at C Level and we get a shot of Danger Mouse's passport.

And I spotted the following words:


Now, I've no freaking clue how to print-screen the screenshot, but I thought that was adorable. And yes, I know it's just a joke, but it just made me smile.
ellieet: (John smiling)
Goodnight, beautiful.

*raises wand*


Jan. 13th, 2016 09:13 pm
ellieet: (Being Human: What is this??)
Not to be a wanky Mary-hater or anything, but just regarding the events of His Last Vow:

??? )
ellieet: (Sherlock and John: Christmas cancelle)
ellieet: (Sherlock and John: Christmas cancelle)
Fandom: Sherlock
Author: ellieet
Summary: Well, that’s what Christmas is all about, really. Love.


On Christmas night, John holds out both arms to Sherlock and draws him, gently and with care, into them, puts a hand to his back.

‘Happy Christmas, you,’ he says, simple and soft and closes his eyes for a minute, rubs the detective’s spine. Sherlock moves; grunts something in reply but what’s more telling, John thinks, is the way that Sherlock slips an arm right around his shoulders in return, presses his cheek against John’s hair. It’s nice, actually; John likes it. His hair is ordinary, dull and grey next to Sherlock’s lovely-looking curls, but. Still. It’s a gentle kind of being. A sort of silent stay.

The remnants of Christmas are strewn around them, or their version of a Christmas at least; a small tree, a few lights and the remains of their Chinese takeaway on the coffee-table. They haven’t felt like celebrating a lot this year – not sure they’ve had too much to celebrate.

Still, it’s okay. Sherlock is here. And John is here. And they made it through alright. So, that’s. That’s something. It’s fine. Well. It’s not all fine, not really. But they’re safe in here and John can, for his part at least, do his best to keep them both that way.

‘Happy Christmas, John.’ And Sherlock’s arm tightens around him as he says it back.

ellieet: (Sherlock and John: Christmas cancelle)
Title: Right Behind
Fandom: Sherlock
Author: ellieet
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, (female) John Watson.
Summary: A moment shared.
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Vague for Series 3.

AN: Welcome back, my 2011 habit of genderswapping John Watson. Not sure what people will make of this one, but I wanted to write it; I just really wanted to do a small piece with this scenario. Feedback is appreciated.


Jon Watson steps up behind Sherlock and puts her hands on both his shoulders. )
ellieet: (Simon and Mickey)
Was in no way prepared for that. :'( And NOW, I want to write fix-it fic even though I have work tomorrow.


Nov. 14th, 2015 10:18 pm
ellieet: (Sherlock and John: Christmas cancelle)
Got a Sherlock piece, between 7000-8000 words, gen fic, hurt/comfort.

Would anyone be interested in beta-ing it, or point me somewhere to someone who might want to beta it? I've had a lot of kind people beta-ing my stuff recently with a lot of time and effort, I know, and I really appreciate it. I'd just like to have a second opinion on this piece and I don't like dumping all my stuff on one person.

Thanks for reading.


Nov. 14th, 2015 12:05 am
ellieet: (Simon and Mickey)
I am so sorry. I am so sorry to all of those families who have lost a loved one, some innocent person who was just out for the night in Paris. I am so sorry to all those who saw and experienced it first-hand; sorry to those who will experience trauma and injury in the aftermath. I am so sorry.

When will things like this stop?

EDIT: Just read that 100 are confirmed dead in the Bataclan. Please, no.
ellieet: (Doctor Naughty Thoughts)

There are five Tracy brothers. Five of them. That's a lot of people, particularly for one family. Five brothers. Five.

So, that only leaves one question: why is MY one the apple of Lady P's eye?

*throws self on floor for full-blown tantrum*


Oct. 31st, 2015 08:01 pm
ellieet: (Benedict <3)
So I'm not doing anything for Halloween tonight - didn't even get around to doing a pumpkin - but I just had the most lovely gaggle of trick-or-treaters turn up at the door - and very luckily, I had some Maltesers on standby to give them. I had just enough to go around; there was one little chap who missed out, but I had a couple of Cadbury Mini-rolls left, so gave him one of those and a chocolate-orange Club bar as well.

I also have a TARDIS painting on my cheek and I forgot about it when I answered the door, until one of the children pointed it out.

This has cheered me right up. I've had a bit of an odd day at work; didn't feel great, been a bit isolated and haven't been liking myself a lot, but the children really made me feel better and they were really pleased with the Maltesers, so I'm happy that they're happy. Yay.

Also, NaNoWriMo. Dare I?


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