severity_softly: (wilde - fa'ad in vodka cellar)
10! 10! 10! Yaaaaaaybigfuckingdeal... (*cough* I started writing this yesterday, so deal with it.)

So I am even MORE frustrated with my job than I have been lately. The owners bought a new hotel and took one of our desk clerks over there, which I don't care about, but they also took our head of housekeeping. We have another housekeeper that's been here since this place opened, knows the property backwards and forwards, and does the head housekeeper's job on her days off. And management hired someone new to take over the head housekeeper position. I am pissed, partly on behalf of the girl (woman, really) that stayed, but also because if she doesn't get promoted after 15+ years, how the hell am I supposed to believe that I will ever get promoted? C, the new front desk manager, keeps talking about how I'll get promoted if I stick around, and the new GM has been asking me quite often how I think things are going, or how the staff meetings went, and that was giving me hope... but I feel like I'm being strung along at this point. What am I supposed to believe? What I'm told or what I SEE? Seeing is believing, right? Heh.

Also, stuff with writing for the other blog fell through. Got an email from the girl I know that people she was sending their way weren't getting emails back and she wanted to see if I had. I hadn't so I told her that and emailed the other editor again. Saturday I asked the girl I know if I should try again, and got this response: "I checked back with C and the impression I got was that she wasn't interested in bringing you on board." C never even talked to me. I don't know if she even read my stuff at TTC. And that SUCKS. I know that rejection is part of this writing thing, but I had an in this time, and they didn't so much as chat with me. I'm annoyed. And yes, a little insecure now. *sigh*

Maybe I'm too conversational in my reviews and it comes off as unprofessional. I can't decide if I should look at changing my style, or if I should just say "fuck it, this is how I like to write, and someone will just have to appreciate that instead of changing myself."

Insults, Lennon, Krispy Kremes, and dieting stuffs )

Also, I've been watching Running Wilde and LOVING it. And I got to interview Will Arnett last week!
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To those on the flist participating in the exchange, don't forget to reply to your assignment email that 1) you got it, and 2) you can work with your prompt. Tomorrow is the deadline to reply.
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Now comes the hard part. *g*

I can hardly believe how big cm_exchange has grown! Our first year of the exchange, in 2008, we had 26 people sign up. This year? 52! We have exactly doubled in size!

So tonight begins match ups, which will be twice as hard as year one, but once it's done, it'll be smooth sailing... until November. lol
severity_softly: (cm - mgg is kind of an idiot)
Last call! If any of you intend to sign up for the exchange and haven't done so yet, now is the time to do it! Sign ups end TOMORROW at midnight!

Sign up now!
severity_softly: (boosh - howard's emotional range)
So, I’m going crazy. Tuesday I went back for a second interview at the place I last posted about. This time I talked to the executive director. He said that the girl I first interviewed was very impressed with me. He was providing a second set of eyes for her, but that she would be doing the actually hiring. He also said that it was narrowed down to me and two other girls. Then he asked questions like “tell me about your personality”. Wtf. How am I supposed to answer that? Anyway, I put on m best face and tried to answer. I think it went okay, but I’m nervous. [livejournal.com profile] resolucidity recommend sending a follow up email thanking the girl who would actually hired me, so I did, all this “it was nice talking to you and so-and-so, and I was impressed with the place, and I hope to hear back soon, yada yada”.

I interviewed Tuesday, emailed yesterday, and already feel like calling today and going “OMG PICK MEEEEEEEEEE! I PROMISE I’LL BE GOOOOOD!!!!” Probably not a good idea, huh? *sigh* When should I call back if I don’t hear anything? Next week? Monday? I don’t know!

That’s enough of that. In comms-I-mod-news, [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange sign ups are still going on! Also [livejournal.com profile] cmrossiprentiss and [livejournal.com profile] ssa_rossi are running past challenges challenges. Check out the user info on each comm for that. And last but not least, [livejournal.com profile] microgirl8225 is running the Rossi/Prentiss Wedding Fest over at [livejournal.com profile] cmrossiprentiss. Go play! At all of them! lol Or maybe just one. Or two. :P
severity_softly: (cm - mgg is kind of an idiot)
Hey guys, the sign ups for the third annual [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange are open!

This is an anonymous exchange of fic, art, graphics, LJ or webpage layouts, etc. that I have had the pleasure (and occasional frustration, let's be honest!) of co-modding for the last two winters. This will be the third one!

The basic gist of it is that you create a gift, you receive a gift, and we post them all anonymously during December. Sign-ups run through midnight Sunday, August 29, and more info, as well as sign ups, are HERE!

Go check it out! Come play with us this year! You know you want to!
severity_softly: (spaced - shazam)
So some of you remember I’d been talking about a possible manager position coming open, and you and Dr. M all encouraged me to tell the bosses I was interested. So I did. Opening date of the new hotel has been pushed back and back, so I wasn’t sure when to expect to hear. Yesterday I did. C told me what she knew, I guess to give me a heads up/warning. They hired a new guy a couple months ago, and they are making him the manager here, and moving C to the new hotel. I’ve been here FOUR YEARS, and they give it to the guy they just hired?! He has a little experience, but he’s been working at a fucking Krystal for a while before coming here, NOT as a manager. And how am I supposed to GET experience if no one gives me a chance?

Seriously, one of the things I liked about this place when I started was that they promoted from within. WTF. FOUR YEARS. I don’t want to be a damn desk clerk next year, or the year after that, or the year after that. And clearly if they were going to promote me, they would have. I’m pissed and depressed, and I can’t fucking STAND the guy they’re promoting. Guests like him a lot, but he’s a HUGE PHONEY. Ugh.

I finally saw the foot doctor yesterday. He says I have turf toe, and gave me steroids to help with it. I’m a little nervous about it, since it can cause mood changes. I didn't exactly want to tell the damn foot doctor that I'm bipolar. I wonder if the Prozac and Lamictal will hold up to the steroid. We’ll see. He told me if I couldn’t take the side effects, I could stop taking them. He also gave me this pad to wear in my shoe, but I’m not sure if that’s helping or hurting, really. It IS annoying, though.

So I posted fic the other day, and I’m not happy with it. I was unsure to begin with, then I posted. And then I regretted it later. I feel like there should have been more build up than there was. Maybe I can expand it into a larger fic. I want to write longer fic anyway. I need to get inspired, though. Maybe I’ll write loooooong fic for [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange this year.

Speaking of which, I CANNOT BELIEVE it’s time for me and [livejournal.com profile] innerslytherin to think about [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange again! We need to kick it off this month. Like SOON. And the lovely, sane [livejournal.com profile] resolucidity is helping us out this year. :D You all better play again this year (or start playing), or we’ll hunt you down!

*sigh*

Apr. 3rd, 2010 12:56 pm
severity_softly: (buzzcocks - wrestle and kiss (jessica))
Sometimes it's really hard to juggle being a friend and being a mod.
severity_softly: (cm - rossi crouch (w/jj & morgan))
I already pimped this at the main CM comm, but I thought I should pimp here too, in case any of you missed it. This is the role playing game me and [livejournal.com profile] innerslytherin run. :)


Rules I Characters I Apply

[livejournal.com profile] bau_rpg is looking for new players! We are a post-season four game and we've been going strong now for eight moths. We are looking for players who have the time to contribute and are strong writers. At this time, the main BAU team is taken, but there are still minor characters left to claim. Ever wanted to try your hand at writing Elle Greenaway, Jason Gideon, Haley Hotchner or Ambassador Prentiss? We're the game for you! Other minor characters will also be considered, as well as OCs. Just use the links under the picture to learn about the game, see which characters are available, and apply!

Just want to watch the game? You can do that too. Current game pairings include Rossi/Prentiss and JJ/Will, with Hotch/Reid coming soon! And we even have a readers community for people and players to discuss or comment about the game at [livejournal.com profile] bau_rpg_readers!

We hope we'll see you there!
severity_softly: (cm - rossi/prentiss collide)
Okay, guys, I have seen [livejournal.com profile] innerslytherin do posts like these in the past, a sort of timeline of events in an RPG she's participated in. So I'm stealing her idea. We have a plot line in our RPG ([livejournal.com profile] bau_rpg) that is a slow build up toward eventual Rossi/Prentiss (with me writing Rossi, and [livejournal.com profile] innerslytherin writing Prentiss), and I thought I'd post this, not only for anyone who might want to read it, but for personal reference. :D These are all the scenes leading up to Rossi/Prentiss so far, and we are finally getting closer to them being together! Yay!

(Some of these scenes coincide with the game's own version of the Foyet case, which just has a couple resolution scenes left to post. If you'd like to read the case, it's at this tag. The game is canon through the end of 'To Hell and Back', minus the very end where Hotch is attacked. Beyond most of that episode, the game is AU.)

So on with the Rossi/Prentiss story line:

Rossi/Prentiss rpg love )

All you Rossi/Prentiss shippers, do not fear; the Rossi/Todd will not last long!

If you'd like to watch [livejournal.com profile] bau_rpg, you are more than welcome to! Comments are disabled at the comm, but we have [livejournal.com profile] bau_rpg_readers where you can post to comment to your hearts desire, if you'd like. And we would always love new members! All the team is claimed, but we would love some of the supporting characters to be there (Elle, Haley, Ambassador Prentiss, Gideon, or anyone else you can think of!).
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David Rossi/Emily Prentiss shippers, unite! Me and [livejournal.com profile] innerslytherin are excited to announce the opening of [livejournal.com profile] cmrossiprentiss - a community entirely dedicated to adoring the pairing of SSA David Rossi and SSA Emily Prentiss. Feel free to post anything you'd like about them here, fic, art, icons, episode and/or general discussion, canon, fanmixes, fanvids, etc. Slash, het, and gen are all welcome.

We'll be running challenges, and our first one is the

Rossi/Prentiss 'Getting Together' Challenge

This is the beginning of the comm, so let's start with the beginning of the ship! Tell us how Dave and Emily got together. And don't forget--drabbles, poems, graphics, fanvids, fanmixes, and other contributions can also be part of the challenge! The challenge will end...sometime before Christmas. :)

Come join us and have fun!
severity_softly: (boosh - noel and mike <3)
1. You have ONLY 3 HOURS left to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange! Go do it now before it's too late!

2. I created [livejournal.com profile] helium_raven for my graphics. I've come to really like doing headers, and thought I needed a place to put them. *snerk* So headers/graphics/icons are going there from now on. Watch if you want. And I'm in the mood to make headers tonight/tomorrow, so if you have ideas/suggestions/requests, leave them here. Oh, and check out the header I made for [livejournal.com profile] weekendgothgirl here.

3. GLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE in five minutes! :DDDDDDDD
severity_softly: (cm - mgg and kirsten)
We're extending signups for [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange, since it was a holiday weekend here in America. Signups will now close at midnight EST on Wednesday September 9th!

So if you've been planning to sign up, now is the time to do it! You're not too late! :D We have a bunch of people already signed up this year, doing art and fic both. It's going to be a lot of fun! Come on over and join us!
severity_softly: (cm - diana crazy)
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange!!! This was lots of fun last year. We had 26 gifts go up, it ran smoothly, and everyone I talked to said they had a great time. We have 28 sign ups so far this year (yay!); let's keep 'em coming. :)

GO SIGN UP NOW; YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
severity_softly: (cm - reid geek super hero to the rescue!)
There is only SIX more days to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange. This was lots of fun last year. We had 26 gifts go up, it ran smoothly, and everyone I talked to said they had a great time. We have 17 sign ups so far this year; let's keep 'em coming. :)

GO SIGN UP NOW; YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.
severity_softly: (cm - mgg is kind of an idiot)
It's that time again!

We are pleased to announce the return of [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange--the 2009 Criminal Minds Holiday/December/Let's All Play Gift-Giver Exchange! This is an anonymous exchange of fic, art, graphics, LJ or webpage layouts...the possibilities are endless. Since it is an exchange, each participant will give one gift and receive one gift. All characters and pairings are welcome. [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange will include gifts of all ratings, gen, slash, het, and femslash.

Do you have a particular Criminal Minds fic you'd love to see written? A piece of fanart or a manip you're just dying to have? Want a custom Criminal Minds LJ layout or icon set? Wish someone would write a ship manifesto for Gideon/Rossi or JJ/Morgan? This is the place to request it!

Sign-ups will begin Friday, August 21, and run through Sunday, September 6. Gift matching and assignments will be done by Friday, September 12. Gifts will be due in November and posted in December.

Our sign-up post will be appearing tomorrow. If you have questions, feel free to email the mods at cm.exchanges at gmail.

Start working on your list! Naughty or nice, we'll find someone to check it off!
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Rules I Characters I Apply I Contact Info (flocked) I OOC community

[livejournal.com profile] bau_rpg is a post-season 4 roleplay game moderated by me and [livejournal.com profile] innerslytherin, and will be opening for game play on June 7th! We're a plot driven game, and we will be running cases every 6-8 weeks (though shipping is allowed, and we've spaced the cases out like that to allow us down time in between them to have fun!).

We're currently looking for someone to take the role of Morgan. The rest of the team is full, but we do also have many minor characters available for play (including Will, Gideon, Ambassador Prentiss and more), and will accept OCs.

If you're interested, please check out the links above for the complete game information, and we hope to see you there! :)
severity_softly: (cm - rossi is hot shit)
Announcing [livejournal.com profile] ssa_rossi!


David Rossi lovers, unite! [livejournal.com profile] severity_softly and [livejournal.com profile] innerslytherin are excited to announce the opening of a community entirely dedicated to adoring SSA David Rossi. Feel free to post anything you'd like about him here, fic, art, icons, episode and/or general discussion, canon, fanmixes, fanvids, etc. Gen, slash, and het are all welcome!

We'll be running monthly challenges, and our first one is the SSA Rossi 'Backstory Drabble/Ficlet' Challenge! For our first challenge, we don't want to get too ambitious, so we're asking people to write 100-500 words of backstory for David Rossi. It can be about any period of his history that you want. And don't forget--poems, graphics, and other contributions can also be part of the challenge! The challenge will end at midnight on April 30.

Come join us and have fun!



We have another comm under construction, atm, too. We'll let you know when it's done. :)
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Eeeeeee! The reveals for [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange went up while I was in bed last night! I didn't post it, but I still feel a little like Santa! LOL

more exchange recs and fest babbling )

One last thing I want to say before I pimp my own fics, is that overall, I am very, VERY impressed with the fics that came out of this fest. To everyone who participated, if you're reading this, THANK YOU. It was wonderful.

AND NOW FOR THE FICS I WROTE/CO-WROTE!

Title:
Worthy of the Word
Author: [livejournal.com profile] severity_softly
Pairing: Hotch/Reid
Rating: NC-17/FRAO
Word Count: ~9,000
Warnings/spoilers: Mild spoilers for Damaged (mostly just for the tail end) and major spoilers for Elephant's Memory.
Summary: Hotch and Reid get a push towards each other from an unexpected source, but often, it's easier to admit to what you want than it is to actually take it.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] slash_girl for [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange! A few lines of dialogue have been lifted directly from Elephant's Memory. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] nebula99 for the beta and reassurance that my giftee would not read it and go O.o, and to [livejournal.com profile] innerslytherin for the beta and her sheer fabulousness (and all the hand holding when this fic made me bite my nails)!

(Worthy of the Word)

AND! The pinch hit!

Title: Uncertain Terrain
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] innerslytherin and [livejournal.com profile] severity_softly
Pairing: Hotch/Morgan
Rating: NC-17/FRAO
Word Count: 12,400
Warnings/spoilers: mild violence
Summary/prompt: Lost in the wilderness, Morgan has to take care of an injured Hotch. Afterwards, they have to deal with the way things between them have changed.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] aoibhe for [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange!

(Uncertain Terrain)
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Two more [livejournal.com profile] cm_exchange recs! Jeeze, only three more gifts to even post! December has FLOWN!

Courtship Rituals (Hotch/Reid, FRT, ~10,800 words)

How much do I love this fic? THIS MUCH. It's funny, and sweet and well-paced. I love how Reid's attempts to seduce Hotch just snowball from a small awkward gesture to a much larger effort. Have I mentioned it's funny? There's not enough good humor in this fandom. Not to mention the use of Sean Hotchner in the plot, who is underused in the fandom and very well written here. Go read it.

I Never (Morgan/Reid, PG-13, ~2,600 words)

BAU + drinking games = Morgan finding out way more about his pretty boy than he or anyone else planned. This is funny in all the right spots, but it has some really poignant moments to balance it out. And all the characters are perfect. Plus, how can you resist sloppy, drunkenly affectionate Reid? How, I ask!

ETA: Bonus teeny random rec: On The Sidelines (Hotch/JJ, PG, ~500 words) ...I am trying valiantly to resist this pairing, but instead I'm falling hard (which is a bitch, because it's just about non-existent). This drabble is short but sweet and did nothing for my resolve to reseeeest, damn it. :P

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