Tell me again, why do I need one of these things?

Smaller On The Outside

Little-b: half woman, half insect, all fangirl

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Intergalactic Cross Stitch Queen and Fabricator of Fan Fic.


May 31st, 2015

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nightcrawler: sleeping
I have this "I should post this to livejournal" thought every day and then I run away from it. It is rather like me and e-mails to real people.  (uhm, one year two months and counting)  I'm back at "work" and this time it is summer season which is much less sucky than the rest of the year*. Cue small children and my best-beloved touch table.  Great with small kids - the classic:

what is this bone from?  the romans ate it...
the romans didn't have dinosaurs... oooh, I think we're 200,000 years out... but if there were dinosaurs around, I'm sure the romans would eat some... [to smaller sister] what do you think?
dragons [that total conviction of  very small children]
don't be stupid, dragons aren't real

In other work news, I have written a bulletin for the newsletter, which I think the readership will not understand in the very least, which is fine because ONL and I didn't understand the original press release.  I am half-convinced to put "if anyone understands this, please contact the author, because she can't"

<small> * I think we need an unofficial guide book sale league.  Colouring books can count double (because I sell most of them).

April 19th, 2015

I continue to bee...

animal: omg llamas!
...Just very quietly.

January 23rd, 2015

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nightcrawler: sleeping
I continue to be.  Just not here right now.  It may be the Depressing Depression again.  I'm just not trying to think about it too much.

November 27th, 2014

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Droopy: radio
A day of exciting excitement.


Quentin talking to Julie Monday (OFC) about the joy of working with the Shi-Ar and their can-do attitude to galactic imperalism and Warbird's typical still-life arrangements for Art Class.

...and ritual disembowelment

Kub'Ark {where does his apostrophe go?}

Great, you have a word for that. I'm not explaining why the Shi'Ar have a fucking word for that...


You what?

One of your sub-cultures have a word for it. The people of this country Japan... are remarkably cultured and...

so basically: they embody a lot of things the Shi'Ar consider ordinary and civilised: ritual, conformity, self-disembowlment as a honorable mode of death... considering they think that humanity are essentually faintly-amusing uncivilised barbarians, with pathetic technology and generally backward


the Shi'Ar are the only inter-glactic power in the Marvel Universe who haven't tried to conquer the Earth.  This suggests they are smarter than the average galactic empire (i.e the Skrulls and other idiots) or they don't think the Earth is worth conquering and are laughing themselves silly (very likely) or they're too busy "pacifying" somewhere else.

Many Worlds! One Imperium!

The X-men First Contacted the Shi'Ar: it helped that Professor Xavier was having an intergalactic psychic affair with the then Empress.  Also, the Shi'ar think we are very amusing and seem somewhat baffled about mutants... (it's the unique powers)...   and there is much eyebrow raising - well at least with Kub'arc's Dad, Kul'ark, the now president and presumably only non-Shi'ar to hold the throne...

It's an imperial dynasty of two - there are no more Gladiators as there are no more Strontrians.  Their race is extinct: there are only the two of them left and there will be no kids.  Whatever killed their people/destoryed their planet must have happened on Bring Your Kid To Work Day and they had set Kub'Arc out with his own little Gladiator uniform so he could adorably annoy things and damage property.  Uh, that bit happened before the previous Empress went incurably insane (there was a Thing in Xavier's Body that thought killing the girlfriend would be a nice bit of sadistic fun) and ending their entire imperial dynasty.  Kul'ark was the best candidate - leader of the Imperial Guard and already in control of all the conquering and very charismatic.   He is ludicrously powerful - unaided space flight, changes size, laser eyes, superstrength, breathing fire (I think)...

Kub'arc hasn't quite got there and has a lot of learning to do.  He still wears his mini-me costume and has a typically Imperial Attitude (why haven't you started grovelling yet?) and an obsession with punching things... anything... he likes it that the Jean Grey School gets attacked at least once a week and after Study Hall with Wolverine, space-battles against ludicrously powerful aliens aren't all that scary.  He now has his first ever Campaign Medal.

The Shi'Ar in general have a very might-is-right attitude to the universe (or at least, to the places they haven't conquered yet).  They have an obsession with in'explic'able incon'sistant rand'om apostrophes and seem spelling-optional.

[also, firefox has no spell check - *cries*]

November 26th, 2014

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ckr: fear is negotiable
I know I haven't been updating. It gets into that guilt/avoid cycle.

So, what's on with the buzzy? Not a huge lot. I've been doing school workshops at "work" for the past three weeks. ONL is using another volunteer (I need to find him a neat alias) as a buffer zone. It seems to be working.

The fanficing has stalled. I can't work out what happens next in the "Wolverine and the X-Men" halloween story -- I've got the Quentin/Quentavius thing sorted (difference: about three years, one nervous breakdown and an attitude problem*) and I now don't know what to do with a) Idie and b) a plot and c) what the hell Wolverine does with two unhinged and volatile students.

Have to sort out Spooky's Xmas Present (I want to make something, anything, stitching useful) and am finding it sheer bloody hell to get my hands on a) black aida fabric b) black cotton evenweave fabric and/or c)black embroidery canvas. At nearly reasonable prices - currently the canvas option looks like £9.50 - pants.

*the old cliche: Quentin has an attitude, it is everyone's problem. Boy most likely to take over the world and reduce said world to a barren firey ball in space -- unfortunately, with Quentin, this is achievable and possibly his ambition. Or one of them, along with teen!Jean and dead!Jean in bed together (with or without Quentin, as long as he gets to watch) and more tater tots at lunch.

November 9th, 2014

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cross stitch: sleeping beauty
Yes, well, not a lot has been going on here. *sleeps*

November 1st, 2014

Tonight's Who

animal: omg llamas!
Well, that was odd.

October 30th, 2014

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nm: sapientia
I've suddenly got 2500 words of halloween chaos at the Jean Grey School.

Quentin's plan for Teach Wolverine a Lesson About Caring With Bullied Kids has hit an unforseen snag (as do all of Quentin's grand plans without plans) and Logan needs to find Idie fast. Both problems could get very lethal very fast.

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quentin quire: bad news
My attempts to write a Quire Quick and Dirty Guide To Wolverine and the X-Men are not going well. They have both run to multiple pages and aren't even half way done. The kids have really complicated and interesting résumés. So, here we are, me trying to write a one-line description of the kids:

Quentin "Kid Omega" Quire: telepathic telekinetic trouble maker and former terrorist.

Idie "Oya" Okonkwo: was almost burned as a witch, still thinks the people who tried to burn her were right.

Broo: Vegetarian people-eating space locust. Bookish and keen to learn.

Trevor "Eye Boy": has eyes, lots of them, everywhere.

Evan "Genesis": the boy born in a bottle, a clone of the Big Bad Apocalypse

Kub'ark: Alien space prince of the Shi'Ar. More arrogant than Quentin.

Glob Herman: got expelled, not in this story

Professor Logan: Headmaster Snikt (thank you, Quentin Ice Man)

October 22nd, 2014

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planetary: elijah
It is the annual trying on of the goth dress.

It is black, velvety and slinky (or would be if I were a dress size smaller) - think Mortitia after a shrink-ray and fed with lots of chocolate/vanilla fudge.

Yes, I have chocolate/vanilla fudge. No, I am not sharing.

ETA: This amuses me greatly Fraternization Policy Implementation Memo from Agent May to Agent Coulson.
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