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1. My son is upstairs singing "Master of Puppets" by Metallica. It's like hearing the Vienna Boys Choir sing metal. (His voice has yet to change, you see.) Also, is it strange that my 6 1/2 year old knows the words to "Psycho Killer" by the Kinks TALKING HEADS? (UM, sorry. The Kinks were playing in the background. My subliminal mind is stronger than my conscious mind...) Or is that AWESOME? I'm going for #2. (At least there's no Hannah frickin' Montana in my house.)

2. I have finished Serentiy and will now embark on all of your awesome recs from last week, again: THANK YOU!!

3. I'm curious as to people's preference in how they read fanfiction, meaning, how to you like it doled out? This is for anyone who reads fanfic, regardless of fandom. And awaaaaaaaay we go!

Poll #1203325 Fanfiction reading preferences

If I know a fic is complete, I prefer to read

a chapter a day, knowing I'll have something every day waiting for me.
multiple chapters at once, even if it means my flist is out of control.
a link offsite to a complete story

The following is true:

you got your chocolate in my peanut butter
you got your peanut butter in my chocolate
those are two great tastes that taste great together
...did someone say fajita nachos? Because I could totally go for some fajita nachos.
And then the chocolate and peanut butter. Yeah. There's lunch, right there.

4. I think it's ADORABLE how y'all up north are wilting under the 90+ degree temperatures. Hey, know what we call that here? May. Wanna know how we deal with it? AIR CONDITIONING. And cold alcohol. We've been hovering in the 100s with 45 mph winds from the dry, dusty lands of Mexico. For 8 straight days, 100s + hot winds that knock you off your feet and they don't even die down at night. THAT my friends is misery. But the winds are gone today and the community pool is sparkling, but not as much as the condensation on the side of my glass of lemonade. Ahhhhhhhhh.


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Jun. 11th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
I can't do the poll 'cause i don't really see my choice. If a fic is complete i'll generally open a new tab to the main page of it, the tags page or the memory page for all the parts and read. Off-site is okay so long as it's not something funky, like purple stars on pink or whatever.

I think the heat feels more miserable 'up north' because it's generally accompanied by a humidity that hovers in the 90th percentile. Gaaaaah. It feels like breathing through a wet, hot blanket. And trying to walk around swaddled in one. Yerk.
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, we get humidity, too. It dies down come AUgust, but then it's in the 110+s and just oven hot. Bleh. I think the problem the Yankees have is the lack of A/C! Because... you don't really need central heat and air way up north, I believe. We looooove our A/C here, though.
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Jun. 11th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Also, is it strange that my 6 1/2 year old knows the words to "Psycho Killer" by the Kinks? Or is that AWESOME?

Most definitely awesome.

Hee, you all are TOUGH. MAY??? That's MAY? May here is rain and temps in the 50's. We're delicate! We need a little heat-em-up foreplay before we get to the full on sweat-through-everything stage. :P

Now I want a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. I BLAME YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUU!
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
We usually hit the 90s at the first of May and it stays that way all month long before hitting triple digits come "real" summer. But then, our winters are in the 40s for the most part, so there's your trade off. I'm a BABY in the wet, harsh cold. Dry desert winters? Yes. Chicago and points further East? KILL ME.

I think we all need peanut butter cups. THEY ARE SO GOOOOOD.
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Jun. 11th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Re: #4. Ahahaha, god yes. WELCOME TO THE SOUTH. Which is why when I see HGTV shows in the South, and the house shows a window unit, I laugh at the poor fools who will be MISERABLE come summer. Window units? CENTRAL A/C IS HOW I SURVIVE.
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
My poor sister has a window unit in her apartment. I told her to stop living in quaint old houses that are 100 years old and GET WITH THE TIMES. AIR CONDITIONING. Greatest invention y/y??

Tack on humidity and then we can talk. Ugh, the Mr. grew up in Houston, or as I call it: the crotch of the US. Bleh. He brags about mowing lawns as a teen in the "double 95s." 95 degrees and 95% humidity. KILL ME.
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Hey! This part of the Northern Tier hasn't seen 60F more than five times since the 11th of March (the official meterorological beginning of Spring, according to the Official Meterorologicl Declarers of Things) and has been declared the coldest spring since 1917.

These things need to be better distributed.

Julia, my herbaceous peonies are in hard bud, for the most part.
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
I saw that Wash. state was getting SNOW. What the hell, global warming? How about you warm up on an equal basis, yo?
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Jun. 11th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
Also, is it strange that my 6 1/2 year old knows the words to "Psycho Killer" by the Kinks? Or is that AWESOME?

TOTALLY awesome! :D

omg Vienna Boys Choir should do a metal cd. I'd love to hear them sing Ironman.
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm teaching myself the bass line on my sweet new Gibson, and she likes to strum on her wee guitar along with mom. :D

How freaking awesome would War Pigs be? Or any of the Iron Maiden songs? I'M JUST SAYING.
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Adorable schmorable! I know hot honey; I lived in St. George for 11 years. 120 in the shade, sinking into the asphalt if you go outside. I KNOW hot.

This? This is different. This is walking outside into a fucking wall of wet cotton that threatens to suffocate you with every breath. This is a SAUNA all day long, not just for 20 minutes. I woke up the other morning and couldn't see out my windows. they had fogged over like your bathroom mirror does with condensation.

And air conditioning is great. As long as your unit doesn't freeze up or die or the violently scary thunderstorms that accompany said sauna don't cut off your power.

I'm just sayin...

And I prefer to devour fic all at one sitting thank you. Fics doled out a chapter at a time make me itchy. And impatient.

I'm so pleased that you've finally found the wonder that is Firefly. It's a beautious thing killed before it's time.

And you are just plain beautious. *snug*
Jun. 11th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
But that's a dry heat, honey, come on, now. :D Ugh, what's really horrible is Phoenix in August when it's 120 + the monsoon bringing all that wet. BLEH. Or Houston, any time of the year.

Man, did I love Firefly! LOVE. Gah, to executives killing things before their prime! I want four more Serenity movies, thank you!!

I'll be posting an LDS missionary m/m over on insanejournal all in one fell swoop, incidentally. HI BABY!! I MISS YOU. *hugs you to bits*
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Jun. 11th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
I think it's ADORABLE how y'all up north are wilting under the 90+ degree temperatures. Hey, know what we call that here? May. Wanna know how we deal with it? AIR CONDITIONING. And cold alcohol.

Dude. I read how it got up to 90 degrees and they closed all the schools. ::snickers:: Average year, it's in the 90's and higher here by the end of April, and it don't cool down below 85 till at least December.
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Wait, what?! They closed the schools? Man, we'd have 4-6 month school years if they did that. Fl. has similar weather to us in East Texas, minus the steady two months of triple digits we get. But y'all have FAR more humidity there than we do north of Austin. THANK GOODNESS.
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Jun. 11th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hahha YES to #4. 90? That's a downright cool day 'round here! When people ask how I deal with the heat, I'm like, uh, is this a rhetorical question? I turn on the A/C!! O.o
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
It was a shock for me when some of my New England friends came for a visit and complained of the cold. Because I had the A/C on to the 70s. It was in the 90s outside, come on!
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
"Psycho Killer" is by the Kinks?
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
I have Talking Heads in my mind when I think of that song title. (And now I have the refrain from that song running round my head.) But then, I'm not too familiar with The Kinks.
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Jun. 11th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
I know no-one at all with A/C, not even a window unit. Shops mostly have it, and offices, schools never. But, to be fair, we get perhaps three weeks a year in total when it would be useful. So far the temperature hasn't got very far into the 70s, let alone the other side. Over here power usage
dramatically in the summer months.

My car has AC though - very useful if we go to France or Italy, where it does get hot.
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
I've been told by a Brit friend of mine that my neighborhood reminded her of the southern region of France. (But then, she wasn't here in August when the heat is unbearable.)
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Since I'm still wearing my winter wool coat (plus scarf) nearly every day, I'm finding it hard to relate to all of the people who are melting. That thing needs to be dry cleaned - badly - but I haven't been able to part with it yet.
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)

Wool? I just broke out in sweat all over just thinking about it. YIPES. I hope the cold weather QUITS for you!
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)

Hmm, I chose multiple chapters, though I prefer to read a complete fic all in one sitting. That doesn't stop me from reading WIPs, though, as much as I try to stop myself. I have no willpower.

I'm in the Boston area, and generally, we don't get very many days like this, even at the height of summer. I don't know many people with central air, those of us that have it at all have window/wall units and that's it. The biggest issue for me is when it's in the 50s, like it was last Friday, and the next day it's in the 90s, like it was last Saturday. That kind of drastic weather change messes me up.

As for schools closing early - they don't have ANY A/C at all. Most schools break for the summer before this kind of weather hits.
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Right - y'all don't have a need (typically) for central air, because it doesn't get crazy hot for months at a time, right?

I can't stand those big jumps in temp, either - a good recipe for getting sick. (That's how our spring is. 40s - 50s one day, 80s the next, and back again in two days. Fortunately, our spring only lasts a month. *g*)
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, but Yankees didn't haven any sense to build their houses to house A/C easily, and some hearty Yankees are all "it'll pass in a few days, we don't need to get the A/C down, we won't need it 'til August."

These people are later whimpering and lying mostly nekkid under a fan, eating ice for dinner.
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
"eating ice for dinner" AHAHAHAHAHA.

Spoken like a displaced Georgian up Yankee way. :D
Jun. 11th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
I think your children sound adorable, though I guess your son is at the age where adoarable would be an insult. Your is 6/12 year old is not strange. My niece is that age and she wants to be a slayer when she grows up, like Buffy. We have told her it's not real, but she still seems to think it's a good job. I'm blamed for this of course. *heh*
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
They ARE adorable, except when they're pissing me off. Ha ha ha ha. Yay for your niece wanting to be a slayer! Mine still wants to be a turtle. :D
Jun. 11th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
I flew to Canada once in January. OH EM EFFING GEE. I couldn't BREATHE. They're nucking FUTS! My lungs wouldn't work. They just went, uh.... nope!Cain't do this! Sor-ry!

And down here, nearly in Mexico, in a normal year? 90s is APRIL. May's for triple digits.

And oh yeah~~ NO AIR CONDITIONING in my house. One room. Window unit, one room.
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
I lived in Wyoming in the National Park one winter and asked why they had trap doors on the roof. That was so you could GET OUT because the snow was that high. !!! Last winter north of the Red River I'll ever spend, I tell you.

And yeah, you get it WAAAAAAY worse out in West Texas than we do. I couldn't take the wind, personally. We have just enough trees here at the edge of the prairie to not make me want to kill someone.

How do you live without A/C? That should be against the law. You could talk to someone in your line of work, you know. Heh
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Jun. 11th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, I'm the same about chapter a day/reading it all in one fell swoop. I just can't pace myself.

I'm so sad for the folks being ravaged by floods in the midwest! Good lord, it's like the End of Days out there! I just have heat and tornadoes, I don't have to worry about my house washing away. (Even though we had weird flooding last year, it's very rare.)

Jun. 11th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
I used to live on the east coast. I'm with you. Air conditioning.

Now though? No need for AC. We had snow this morning. :)

And your kids are awesome. I blame that on you.
Jun. 11th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
A frickin' C. But yeah, where you are? HEAT. It should be criminal to not have central heat in the mountains. I can't believe you got snow again!! Well, I can, but still. :)

I watched a ski video last night and thought of you. We're trying to decide on going to visit the Mormons and ski at Alta (which is great skiing) or try COlorado this fall. Mormons or Sal.... *scale hands*

(And awww. My kids are awesome because they know I'll beat them and throw them to the wolves if they don't become someone, muah ah ah! I'M KIDDING, MR. FBI MAN.)
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Jun. 11th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
My similarly aged son once startled me by singing 'I wanna be sedated...'

You may well laugh at my inability to withstand heat, because I am pathetic that way, as are many of my fellow Canadians. On the other hand, I can cope with -40 CELSIUS without dying. Though I do whimper quietly.
Jun. 11th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha. Isn't it funny what songs they latch on to? When The Boy was about 7, his fave was "Body Rockin'" by the Beastie Boys. At least he has good taste...

My hat's off to you for surviving those winters. Those 8 month long winters. I honestly cannot understand how you do it. BRASS BALLS. (Wait, those would freeze off. Or is that only on monkeys?)
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Jun. 11th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
I love that album, too. Oh my gosh, Anne, ME TOO. If I don't write it down, it is GONE. It's so frustrating. But then, there will be a weird moment where I have complete and utter clarity and can remember everything (and it's never anything I *need* to remember, hahaha.)

I have calendars with all of my notes on them, and I keep them for a year, because that's how often I need to go back and find something. (Like bus schedules, counselor's phone numbers... It's terrible.)
Jun. 11th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
(Here from su_herald)

My answer for 3 is entirely dependent on knowing for certain that it IS complete - I'm happy to wait between chapters if I know there's more coming, but I don't read WIPs.

4- Hah! 90+? They should try Australia! Summers here in Melbourne regularly get over 40C (104F), and we live in the COLD bit of Australia. The northerners laugh at our complaints...
Jun. 11th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
(this was linked on the su_herald? hee!)

I'm with you on WiPs. I've been burned before, too. I like knowing something is complete, myself.

Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie, oy oy oy! I'm from Texas, and we're the Australians of the States. :D We have similar weather to you, too. Our summers get to 115 and sometimes more. That's what pools and cold beer were invented for, right? But of course, you're starting your winter now, if I'm correct...
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Jun. 11th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
You were linked by su_herald? Once you sign up to the Cult of Buffy you never escape. :D
Jun. 11th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
It's like the Godfather, they keep pulling me back IN! Hahahaha
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Jun. 11th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
IRT the poll, I think I've been spoiled by so many HP fics that go up all at once. Like, 75,000 words going up all at once. Sometimes it's a bit overwhelming, because of course it's easier for me to keep up with multiple stories when they're all being posted in installments. If seven plus 30,000 fics go up for a seasonal pairings-focused fest/games, there's just no way I can stay on top of them, and though I *could* say, "Oh, I'll read a section of each each day!" my brain just goes, nooooo, too much! and turns off.

But other times, when it's a scenario I like and a pairing that interests me, it's just like, "om nom NOM!" awesomeness that I get to devour all at once.

Still, I have in the past definitely posted fics that are complete by doing one installment at a time, and I'm sure I will in the future. There are far more people who will be willing to read one part at a time than will be turned off by it if they like the fandom/pairing/narrative/author to start with, and it can be nice to get reactions to each part instead of one blanket reaction at the end.

And in the end, if I have a NEED for a particular scenario/pairing/kink -- no, no, it's not want in that case, it's NEED! -- I'll read in whatever the hell format the author wants to use for posting, just bring it!
Jun. 11th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha to your Neville Icon. TRUE DAT, Neville!

But that's a good point about multiple stories (like, for a ficathon) all going up, complete, and they're massive. It's totally overwhelming to me, too. What's great about Yuletide is the search engine. I don't feel so overwhelmed knowing I can find something at a later time.

But when it's something I'm totally engrossed in, I want it alllllll, zomg!! Hahaha, Om nom nom INDEED! Speaking of, help me with this waffle cone. *shares*
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Jun. 11th, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Do not be bragging about your heat. It was only in the mid 50s for a high here yesterday. Eastern Oregon and Washington (The parts that are usuall warmer in the summer and colder in the winter) are still getting snow!!! In mid June!!!! I'm more inclined to believe in a coming ice age than global warming at this point.

We have roses blooming but others in the metro area don't. It is truely wierd.
Jun. 11th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm not bragging! In a few weeks I will GLADLY trade our heat for whatever is available, believe you me!

I was baffled at the snow forecast out in the PACwest! Insane!
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Jun. 12th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Of course we have A/C up here in the NE. We're not heathens, you know.

But I am a delicate flower and wither up and brown in this humidity - kind of like my peony. Thank goodness it poured last night and is now a more livable 85.

I am proud of your children, Laura. They are what makes the country great - speed metal freaks!

Jun. 12th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Don't act like it's every where, though. I've been up north! (I bought a car from a girl in Michigan not realizing that there was no A/C. Um, that was a miserable few years down in the Mojave desert...)

We're teaching them all about Danzig and Pantera in a few weeks. :D
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Jun. 12th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
As far as the poll goes, I chose a link offsite, but honestly, the second option is completely fine with me too, as long as there is a main link page or the link for the next chapter is at the bottom of the previous one. I just don't do very many WIPs anymore, unless I know the author and am nearly positive that they will be completed, or unless they are continuations of a series that I started reading when the first fic(s) in it were complete and before the author decided to keep writing more.

Jun. 12th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
I'm the same when it comes to WiPs. If I know it's done, I'm okay with clicking a chapter a day. But this poll was about how you like to read stories that are complete (no one seems to be picking up on that, hrm.)

And YES to the link at the bottom of the page! Honestly, if I have to dig around for the next chapter, I just quit reading. I love the easy to click link right there after TBC... :D
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