two more days to four day weekend! hooray :D
also - two more days until i am going to officially move my team to work in croydon. most people are not that happy about the move (it's quite a lot further to me and means most of the people i hang out with will be in another building across the city), but... many good things about this. mostly around how - i had to tell quite a few members of my team not to come in tomorrow because we didn't even have half a desk for them to sit at. that kind of thing. plus - it will be good not to have so many people around - means i can get more work done.
will still work a day a week in london, though. at least. but also need to show solidarity at croydon. where there is so much space... it's great.
anyway - in non work news, ao3 just posted this thing
about how april showers is coming up. apparently this involves writing fanlore entries (not much of a change from the regular writing of fanlore entries) and posting forgotten works on ao3. initially i thought - what forgotten works? oh, of course, my work with open doors and hermit (people who are not me are now talking about databases and potentially automating some of it, even though they said they couldn't, although i assume still manual checking would be involved... anyway, it seems to still be some way off, though might happen in april). and then i remembered... with horror... how many harry potter (and tortall) fics i have squirrelled away in my ff.net account
(2003-2004). and on my LJ
of which are on AO3 for, in most cases, one good reason i.e. i almost can't think about them, they shame me too much by being the product of someone who was still very young, particularly the stuff on ff.net
however - do i think all fanfiction should be on AO3 or don't i? by god, i do. so... i guess i'll be uploading (and backdating obviously, and hp fandom is vast so probably nobody will read it anyway...) all of that during april. because if there's one thing i like - it's
organised excuses to do things.
on the plus side i thought there would be some 'please R&R!!!' bits in the summaries, but it seems like... there aren't. which is a relief (maybe they're in the author's note). on the downside, i seem to have labelled a 'slytherin marauders' fic as the marauders 'as you've never seen them before'. i feel sure that, even in 2003, this was overegging the pudding somewhat.
ANYWAY - so, i'll be doing that in april. shouldn't take too long. hopefully. as long as ao3's rich text field is working. i'm telling you partly in case you have me as one of your ao3 notification authors (i mean, who doesn't?)(i actually don't have anyone. it's easy to keep track of blake because nobody ever posts anything) and you get hundreds of things... don't panic! it's just my past.
the other thing about april, obviously, is that it's unconventionalcourtship
! about a thousand words into my hypnotism thing, which obviously means they've barely arrived in the therapist's office (despite me skipping the scene that necessitated the visit i.e. this is the first scene). i remember when i could do a whole fic in 1.5k; now i can barely get them through the door. hoping to make some significent progress tonight i.e. get them hypnotised and out of this office and back onto the liberator where the 'plot' (such as it is) can happen. but obviously i haven't started yet.
too busy looking at posts with harry potter fic in them... and markedly not reading the fic. ETA - actually almost the thing i find most embarrassing is how i begin every single post saying 'this fic is probably not very good'. WHY POST IT THEN? argh. children. anyway - it's ok, i think i'm amazing now or something.Crossposted from Dreamwidth -- Comments there: