Utena: With Sword

So, about LJ these days...

Well, LiveJournal seems to be headed on the out, given some rather questionable changes to the terms of use, and mass migration to Dreamwidth seems to be on the go.

So I thought I might dig out this old account and actually use it for once.

Now, it may have been over a year since I last used my LJ but hey, I don't want to delete all that history, so I am not actually killing it off. I have imported everything over here, though, and feel free to add/follow (and identify yourself - I lose track of who is who if the usernames are different).

Not sure how much I will use this - aside from occasional comments - but at least it's here. I can be found under the same name on a few other sites, and tend to be a bit more active (or at least repost things more often). Feel free to follow!

And yeah, please ID who you are so I know who to follow back.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drakyndra
Tumblr: https://drakyndra.tumblr.com/
Facebook: Under my RL name. (If you don't know it, ask by PM somewhere and I might let you know).
Discworld: Truth Justice...

RIP Sir Pterry

What a thing to wake up to. I ended up crying over my breakfast as I read all the tributes today.

I just don't really know what to say - in spite of everything, include his medical issues, I just never really imagined a world without Terry Pratchett. I found his books as a child, really, and they've been with me since then. In my list of favourite books and authors, lots of writers have come and gone, but Pratchett was firmly lodged in place. So much of what inspires me, what I think and feel has come from what he wrote; some people look to philosophers or historical figures, but I looked to his books.

And now he is gone.

I'm just going to go be sad for a while.

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Dresden: White Council

Caffeine truly is the lifeblood of government

So to follow up on that last LJ post of mine, way back when, I am now:
- In Canberra
- In my own apartment
- A week into the new job


...a job which I can't really discuss in too much detail, on account of it being in the public service and thus we do actually have to sign certain things about confidentiality and legislation and what-not.

That said, I certainly had an interesting first week. (People who know me IRL and know where I am working can probably guess why, if they were paying attention to what was in the news here in Australia.)

I'm suddenly feeling an urge to read/watch more things with characters in public service. It's all suddenly become that much more pertinant to me. I suspect certain things are going to suddenly seem more hilariously (and painfully) accurate.

So yeah. Canberra. Stuff happening.
Dramatic Entrance!

Things happening

Back with another post just slightly later than I had been expecting.

Mostly on account of being away for quite a bit - the three weeks in Myanmar and then Singapore like I mentioned in my last post, and then off to mothers for Christmas for a few days.

So yeah, busy.

That's not the big news though.

As people who follow me on other sites would have heard, on the last day of my holiday - when we were still in Singapore - I got a phone call offering me a job. In Canberra.

So in just over two weeks, I will be moving away from Melbourne, up to Canberra. And then starting my shiny new job (An actual non-casual job! With a salary and benefits and stuff!)

Which is the other thing currently keeping me busy. Moving is a pain. So much organising!

So yeah. Canberra. That's happening.
Star Wars: Original Trio

My bad

So I've been sort of terrible about posting to LJ this year. Whoops.

My excuse is mostly that LJ is sort of dying now, but I do still read other people's posts, I just end up commenting elsewhere mostly. (Like Tumblr.)

Anyway, I'm just posting to say I am off on another overseas trip, which you may have already heard about, to Burma/Myanmar. The best name is a better of some dispute.

Oh, and then a few days in Singapore.

If you want to hear more about the trip, when my hotel wifi is decent I'll try to show up on Facebook (under my real name) or twitter, so feel free to check those out.

Be back on the 20th of December, so until then peace out!

Or, you know, enjoy the new Star Wars trailer. (I can flail before I leave.)
Chi: Putting This On LJ

Because I am the latest ever

Oh yeah, you might have seen it if you follow me elsewhere, but I have actually posted some of my photos from that trip to Sri Lanka (and Singapore) online.

There's a whole archive of them on Facebook if you have me there, or otherwise you can find some of them over on my Tumblr. (That's only some of them so far, I have plenty more - I am taking requests for more to post.)

Or you can just bug me with a tumblr ask or on twitter or here or whatever. Though I'll probably just post them on my Tumblr for conveniences' sake.

But that is, more or less, that. I am now down several wisdom teeth, and everything in life is back to is fairly dull normal. Sigh.
Batman: Bat/Cat

(no subject)

And in this edition of our regular irregular updates, I shall inform the world that I am to those exciting wilds that make country Victoria so that I can stay with my Mum and get my wisdom teeth removed.

Won't that be fun?

I'll be around and about on the usual sites, depending on how I feel while I recover. So keep in touch! I may want the distraction.
HP: I Am With You

I swear I was actually intending to post here a while ago.

So, I see JKR has decided to throw some petrol on the ship-wank fires. (Headline editors are throwing even more on, of course, since Harry isn't even mentioned in the quotes currently going around, so making it about who he should be with is blatant trolling for attention.)

Otherwise... well, I can't say I am entirely surprised that the current wealthy, successful JKR with her stable relationship and family would tell a different story than the one that unemployed single mother on welfare JKR would tell.

Aside from that, I think I shall stay out of things until we actually get the entire interview and it's context.
Doctor Who: The Pond Family

And I'm off again

Yeah, so after all that this afternoon I shall be heading off on that trip I mentioned to Sri Lanka and Singapore, and I won't be back again until after Christmas.

Which means that my internet access will be rather imtermittant, and kind of dependant on what the local wifi is like.

Because of that I have no idea how much I'll be able to check LJ - or any other sites, for that matter - so I suppose I'll just say toodles for now and look out for people on the other side. I'm sure I'll find something to talk about then.

If you really need to contact me, Twitter or Facebook would be a better bet, though I will be checking my emails as much as I can.