First things first: the Veronica Mars Kickstarter project reached its goal within just around 9 hours. I was checking the page every few minutes, and seeing other fans' glee via Twitter and whatnot just made me so, so happy. There are serious things to be discussed on the subject and all, of course, and intriguing possibilities for the future of cancelled or probably-doomed, relatively low-budget shows with a vocal fanbase like Gilmore Girls and Community, but. Undiluted bliss of this kind is exactly one of the biggest perks of being a fan, of being someone who is unashamed to actually get excited about things, and it feels so warm and fuzzy and amazing.

It's just been brilliant. I wish I could hug the internet right now, I'm so happy. Eee. ♥ Can't stop listening to the VM theme on repeat. Foreverrrr. :D

Veronica Mars - excited

In somewhat fannish-related news, I had to give this presentation this week about Judaism in the Hellenistic period, and the last slide of my presentation was—just for kicks, because why not—a photo of the People's Front of Judaea. The moment I put it up, my professor said, "The Judean People's Front!"

Three or four of my fellow grad students immediately corrected, "The People's Front of Judaea!"

My professor grinned at them. "Splitters!"

Jfc, I really, really love studying in the UK.

Also, apparently there's a new Pope, who's Latin American. I have Thoughts on the subject and all, but mostly my thoughts at the moment are still a merry loop of VERONICA MARS VERONICA MARS EEEEEE
christycorr: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (123)
January was so academically overwhelming. I handed in several essays, which was...uh, exciting, but most importantly, I submitted a PhD funding proposal, and good God, drafting (and redrafting, and redrafting, and did I mention redrafting) that fucking thing was a ridiculously horrid process. By the time I submitted it, I was almost hating my topic without even having started my PhD. Stiiill, it's all dooone. :D :D :D And I have a couple of lighter weeks now before essays and exams start up again, thank God.

I'm going to the Dublin premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, which Joss will attend! Ridiculously excited for this, I can't even. It almost makes up for the fact that John and Hank Green came to the UK this week and I didn't even realise it until John updated vlogbrothers with a London video. *sob* GOD FUCKING DAMN IT, WHY.

Ahem. Anyway. I've translated so much stuff for the OTW these past few weeks—the Portuguese version of transformativeworks.org is pretty much ready to go, and I'm ridiculously proud of it \o/ My precious.

OTW work in general has been beyond brilliant. Everyone in DevMem, Translation and I&O seems committed to changing things and innovating and just. ♥! *fangirls [personal profile] agnieszkas and [personal profile] juniperphoenix* So, so happy with my fannish endeavours, and life in general is way less stressful now that there are no deadlines looming, and eeee. *collapses in a puddle of slightly-less-busy bliss*
So apparently I haven't actually posted here since February. Way to go, self. A lot's happened since then! For one, I moved to England, which is all kinds of awesome ♥ I finished my behemoth of a thesis in June (it was so amazing, you guys), and started my Masters here in September.

Like a lot of people in fandom, it's far easier to find me on tumblr/twitter these days (not all that frequently anymore, though, to be honest; postgrad education is taking its toll, unsurprisingly!), but I still get LJ/DW notifications by the truckload and do my best to keep up :) I've also recently succumbed to the lure of Teen Wolf—which has been quite the ride, I have to say. I'm reccing Suits fic this month at [livejournal.com profile] crack_van too :D I've even been—gasp—writing fic! Overall, it's been an amazing year in all sorts of ways!

I've also recently joined the OTW as a staffer. The OTW, as I'm sure most of you know, is the non-profit behind the Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors and several other amazing projects. We're actually having a membership drive at the moment! If you're interested in becoming a member or in helping to support our projects, and have a few bucks to spare, please consider donating! ♥

christycorr: Dash (The Incredibles) (*Squee!*)
We've had consistent 100F+ weather for the past few days, and I am melting. MELTING. Weather gods, I am so displeased. My computer's overheating so much it's uncomfortable to type. Ugh.

Yuletide sign-ups are now open! I haven't decided which fandoms I'll pick, but go volunteer! Also, UR.org's yearly Christmas Fic Exchange has just opened sign-ups, too. *nudges* How about some HP fic nostalgia, eh? Go join! ♥

Meme!

Post a list of 10 television shows you watch or have watched. Have your friends list guess your favourite character from each show. When someone guesses your favourite character, bold the title. When guessed, tell us why you like that character.

Here you go:

1. Doctor Who
2. How I Met Your Mother
3. Six Feet Under
4. Merlin
5. Firefly
6. Buffy
7. Numb3rs
8. Chuck
9. Leverage
10. True Blood

I'd offer shows like Castle, Alias, Dexter, Dollhouse, Rome, Boston Legal, Gilmore Girls, House, Scrubs, Supernatural, Pushing Daisies, Star Trek (TOS) and Heroes as options, but my favourite characters in each and every one are so obvious (and obviously awesome) that really, it's kind of pointless.

Star Trek XI fic rec: [livejournal.com profile] waldorph's √π233/hy7 series. Don't let the Math-y name scare you off! It starts off with an AU loosely based on the movie Good Will Hunting, in which Jim is dragged to Starfleet Academy after Spock finds out he's a bit of a Maths wiz kid, but it's so much more than that—every one-shot that followed is narrated from the point of view of a different character (Winona, Uhura, Sam, T'Pring, Sulu, Frank, Sarek, etc.), following his or her life in that 'verse. Most of them can be read as stand-alones, if Kirk/Spock isn't your thing. I'm especially fond of the T'Pring one-shot.

Also, I turn 22 today. Yay for getting old! And happy belated birthday to [livejournal.com profile] keshi_t, who is exactly one year and 36 hours older than me :D
I'm going to Tampa to see a U2 gig with [livejournal.com profile] firstlightofeos and [personal profile] lu in two weeks! I'll spend the weekend there, and then I'm off to New York for a week.

But! I have a) no idea what I'll do there and b) no hotel booked. I fail at travel planning, apparently.

So, er. New Yorkers? I'd really appreciate a tip or two as to what I could do and the general area I should stick to, hotel-searching-wise. Help me, o lovely flist, you're my only hope! :D

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