In the Mouth of Madness

February 17th, 2017

Sad news

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I don't actually know how many are active in here anymore (or even watching my journal), who know Laura (or as most of us knew her online Desdmona).

Today she was taken off lifesupport after suffering a heart attack approx. 2 weeks ago. She passed away peacefully, only 2 days before her 45th birthday, leaving behind her three children Kendra, Ari and Leah, and her family.

I'm devastated and heartbroken. She was one of the reasons why I entered fandom back in 2003, always witty, funny, supportive and incredibly creative.

I will always miss her.

This entry was originally posted at http://imma.dreamwidth.org/115645.html

Sad news

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I don't actually know how many are active in here anymore (or even watching my journal), who know Laura (or as most of us knew her online Desdmona).

Today she was taken off lifesupport after suffering a heart attack approx. 2 weeks ago. She passed away peacefully, only 2 days before her 45th birthday, leaving behind her three children Kendra, Ari and Leah, and her family.

I'm devastated and heartbroken. She was one of the reasons why I entered fandom back in 2003, always witty, funny, supportive and incredibly creative.

I will always miss her.

June 24th, 2014

whoa...

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Not a single new post in my friends page for the last 14 days O.o. That's just scary.

Of course, I haven't posted either LOL, but usually other people have at least 'something' to say ;)

This entry was originally posted at http://imma.dreamwidth.org/115355.html

March 14th, 2014

InsaneJournal considering selling off inactive Asylums (with deleted/purged admins)

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So yeah, if you want to save anything from old Asylums on InsaneJournal, now might be the time. From the tone of his post and comments on facebook, I get the feeling that the decision is already made and he's going to auction off old Asylums to highest bidders. Which mostly will be people who are after the name, and not the content

So, Asylum content WILL be deleted and purged in the future.

I'm going to take a look at all the communities I've been in to make sure the maintainer(s) haven't been deleted/purged in any of them. If they have however, I'll see if I can gain maintainership of them. I have a permanent personal account, so they'd never be deleted then ;) Not that I'm going to be active in them, but at least I'll be able to archive them in that case.

After the arrogant and nonchalant way Squeaky handled the 'accidental' deletion and purging of a large amount of active and real accounts in 2012 (in a fight against spam, he set up a program and didn't even properly test it first), and the currently ongoing deletion and purging of 1-year inactive accounts, I'm hardly surprised by this new idea.

Just very sad (and aggravated)

This entry was originally posted at http://imma.dreamwidth.org/114572.html

October 20th, 2013

reason for continued absence (not likely that any have noticed though ;) )

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I've moved on to Dreamwidth, where I'm also just Imma (to keep things simple)!

Feel free to connect with me there! - http://imma.dreamwidth.org/profile

The premise and start-up of InsaneJournal were very promissing and positive, but as time goes has failed to live up to expectations.

Lets hope Squeaky doesn't decide to delete this journal once I've not posted in it for a while. It seems to be a policy now, along with a lack of communication - especially when there's trouble (Like, oh I don't know, the anti-spam program randomly deleting AND purging actual legitimate active personal accounts, and Squeaky deciding NOT to inform users of this 'minor' problem before it's entirely too late. Then when he's called on it, tries to make up for deleting years of content without any way of getting it back, by offering ... a rename token???? Or 'coupons' to the site? WTF???

He might as well have said 'Well, get over it, it's no biggie...' Because noooo, 4-5 years of posts, comments, fanfiction and original fiction (amounting to more than 1 million words) is surely no biggie.

I'm direly tempted to entirely delete all my journals here, but you know, I'd rather fill his servers with inactive journals and make sure to poke them every time they're in danger of deletion, so he can't get rid of them. Because with that kind of treatment of me and a close friend, I turn into a spiteful bitch. Deal with it. The only regret I have is having purchased a permanent account here.

(just to be clear though, I've not created more journals in order to 'fill his servers with inactive journals'. I'm not that much of a dedicated bitch. I'm keeping the ones I have though, without making new content)

February 16th, 2013

See you on Dreamwidth

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I've decided to move my main activity away from Insane Journal and over to Dreamwidth mainly.

There are many reasons for this, among others the poor handling of spam bots, deletions and purging of perfectly legal and ACTIVE REAL user journals WITHOUT ANY KIND OF NOTIFICATIONS to the users, deletion of so-called 'inactive' accounts that have actual content, lack of communication to the users... and well yeah, the fact that I hardly see more than 4-5 actual new posts on my friends page pr week.

I'll still log in once in a while and check up on friends who are only here, but I'm not going to add new content to this site (not that I've written much in my journal at all lately LOL).

December 31st, 2012

That awkward moment...

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when you realise you're the only one who hasn't moved on from something that was once loved...

This entry was originally posted at http://imma.dreamwidth.org/114055.html

November 16th, 2012

NaNoWriMo 3 - with a twist

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My third post for my own private NaNoWriMo challenge is inspired both by chapters 4 and 7 in Lightfall 3, posted currently by the lovely [info]tarotgoddess108.

Sketch 3 )

NaNoWriMo 2 - with a twist (NSFW this time)

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Second post to my own private NaNoWriMo challenge - make a sketch for every day in November with inspiration in the chapters posted to Lightfall 3 by the wonderful [info]tarotgoddess108

NaNoWriMo 1 - with a twist

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So, I was going to do something for NaNoWriMo this year. I knew writing fic of any kind was likely out of the question. Even if I've managed to write 20K words once in the course of two days, that's not going to happen again in my lifetime LOL.

Instead I decided to make (very basic) sketches for the chapters of Lightfall 3 currently being posted for NaNoWriMo by the most fabulous
[info]tarotgoddess108.

I might - might not - write something in addition to the sketches, but that's not started yet.

September 10th, 2012

Random post is random...

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I know, I know... I've not posten anything for literally AGES (years, at least) and now I just do it to squee.

Squee is better than whining, or ranting, though! :D

The Avengers!!! OMG why didn't I see this at the cinema?? Why Why WHY??

Now I want to see all the movies leading up to this fantastic explosion of an epic movie, and then watch The Avengers again! I'm not embarrassed to admit, I've watched the movie three times within the last 24 hours, and I want to watch it again now.

Soooo many great scenes, fights, great dialogue, extremely Whedon'esque humour and one-lines that have you both go *facepalm* and OMGLMFAO!!!, really really good characterisation and an unexpectedly fantastic balance between the different 'superheroes' and their 'roles' in the group.

I love Hawkeye, even 'bad' Hawkeye. He's just badass. He would kick Haldir's arse, and I adore Haldir! I want a movie about Hawkeye. I can't remember the comics, I was more of a DC reader than a Marvel reader <.<

I love Black Widow, she blows my mind and is like Charlies Angels and James Bond rolled into one. And just when you think there's absolutely no actual humanity left in this super secret badass hero, you see it right there, in her face and reactions. Very, very well played!

Hulk... oh Hulk. I think I've fallen in love with this character all over again after more or less ignoring his last two movies. He's just ... HULK!

Stark is just Stark, our beloved superhero Diva, and I just love how he in a scene starts out describing Loki, realising how similar they are (in some areas) and thus realising Loki's plan!

Agent Coulson *deep sigh* he's my personal superhero, and will always be.

Captain America is EXACTLY as he should be (and now I want to watch the Captain America movie, because I haven't and I'm kicking myself for that!!!!) and I adore how naturally it comes to him to be a hero and a leader, and the stark (hhahahahah) contrast between him and Stark, which in the end works for them.

Thor actually got a bit on my nerves this time, which is odd since I love the Thor movie.... I don't know why, but the best scene with him (for me at least) was when he and Hulk just demolished a huge Alien 'vessel' and they're standing next to each other, and Hulk just knocks him right out of the ballpark with a casual left *smash* (did I mention I love Hulk??? LOL). Alright, I do like him for being somewhat naive and trying to turn Loki back towards the good, which is also extremely in character. He just didn't really capture me this time.

Last, but not least at all, Loki. Oh oh Loki, you poor misguided soul. So much anger and resentment and nowhere to put it, without those little ants of humans and your stupid big brother foiling your well-laid plans again and again! No fair! He made a really good run for it, and for the longest had the 'ants' (humans) exactly where he wanted them. But - like any 'good' villain - got too cocky and didn't really account for one thin...

THE HULK!!!


Best lines:

Thor: He is my brother!
Black Widow: He killed 84 people in two days!
Thor: *mutters* He was adopted.

Pilot: Target acquired... Target engaged.......... TARGET ANGRY!
Hulk: *demolishes fighter plane and uses ejector-seat pilot as bouncy ball*

Loki: I have an army!
Stark: *total deadpan* We have a Hulk.

Hulk: Puny God.
Loki: *whimper* (this really had me gasping from laughter... I'm easy to amuse, I know)

Captain America: Hulk... Smash!
Hulk: *bigass grin*

(you see where this is leading, yeah? HULK just ruled this movie, from behind, sneaksily like an elephant bull in a china shop)

I could go on, but I should consider bed. I'm sorry for longish squee'y post, but I couldn't contain it any longer! LOL

Love you all.

This entry was originally posted at http://imma.dreamwidth.org/113399.html

March 2nd, 2012

Whoa whut whut whut.. not a whiny post again?

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Thank you so much for all the supportive and loving comments I got a while back to my uber-whiny post. It helped me a lot in the situation and gave me a small morals boost to know so many people care about me out there in the intarwebs ether :)

So much Love, Cookies and Gold stars to all you wonderful people who commented. You know who you are ;)

I feel really bad for not replying to any of you (so no cookies for me), but I at least wanted you to know that it DID make a big difference for me, and that it was deeply appreciated.

I'm still thinking deep thinky thoughts about my future in the company and will likely make a tentative decision in that direction during the next months of spring. My finances hang in the balance here, so it's not a decision to be taken lightly.

Things have improved some though - even if I've worked extremely hard the last couple of weeks and am exhausted - and are not as directly 'stressful' and upsetting as they were before. Still aggravating at some points, but well...

Now I'm tired and will drop into bed and sleeeeeeep (oh, blessed sleep, how I have missed thee) and not get up before my back or shoulders tell me to get the fuck up because it HURTS (yeah, I'm getting to that age where that begins to happen *pouts*)

LOVE YOU ALL, so there :) *smooch*

This entry was originally posted at http://imma.dreamwidth.org/113069.html

September 24th, 2010

Sweden

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God, it's so wonderful up here. All the trees are dressed in their best autumn colours (we call them the drag queens of Nature ;) ) and the air is just cleaner and crisper in a way you just don't get in Denmark.

I love being here and getting to hang out with [personal profile] ldybastet all the time, and her mum, is fantastic! We've talked so much, my brain simply melts in the evening and insists on switching from English to Danish in silly ways. It would be embarrassing if it weren't so funny :))

And I have to admit, I've been converted to a new and fresh (for me) and still on-going Fandom. Not rabidly so, but Bleach has definitely captured my interest and attention instantly. We've watched nearly 30 episodes so far of the anime series, and I just want to watch the rest as soon as possible LOL.

So I'll be keeping an eye out for Bleach fic/art to feed my inner fangirl even more.

That's not saying that I'm moving away from HP fandom though. I love it and the characters far too much, and still read as much as I can manage.

This is a fantastic holiday so far, and I'm sure it'll stay that way! I still have 3-4 days with the amazing [personal profile] ldybastet and then I have my birthday party coming up!! Can life get much better than that?

Life is Great!

I love you all, my wonderful f-list.

This entry was originally posted at http://imma.dreamwidth.org/112176.html

September 16th, 2010

Wheeee

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I really need holiday.

REALLY!

In less than two weeks I've basically (almost) done a month's work. o.o I still can't believe I managed it. Apparently I totally rawk at my job :D

And until monday, I hadn't actually and consciously realised that OMG there's only a week more until holiday. LOL shows just how much brain I have at the moment (Imma-Brain = nada)

But yay!!!! In less than a week I'll be on the plane to Sweden for a near-week of fun, laughter, relaxation together with the wonderful [personal profile] ldybastet, I still can't believe it! I'm so bouncy about it, it defies my exhaustion. I'm going to sleep through this weekend to be clear-headed enough to make at least a little bit of sense LOL

I'll try to log onto Y!M tomorrow and all weekend and basically until I sit on the plane and have to turn off the lappie, so we can sort out the last details and just ... hang out, warming up for the visit. Wheeeeee! Sweden and Sweet Bastet. Is there any better way to spend a holiday? (when you exclude watching and perving on obviously hot and nekkid men in hot places serving cool drinks ;)) )

I really can't wait.

And when I get home, I'll get started on preparing the last things (like shopping and COOKING the food for 40+ guests) for my birthday party. I'm looking so much forward to that. It's a great challenge and I get to make food that's been essential for the last year of my life, and will stay essential for the rest of it as well.

40 different dishes. Okay, so it's 40 different kinds of foodstuffs (salads, veggie mixes, oven potatoes, different kinds of meat, different kinds of bread etc etc) to symbolise the 40 kg's I've lost by now since week 42 2009.

So yeah, high ambitions but I have great help and i'm a good cook. I love cooking. I'd do it for a living, if working in a kitchen on a daily basis together with other cooks can and will drive you insane eventually *G*

Anyhoo... that's my life atm.

Love you all :D

This entry was originally posted at http://imma.dreamwidth.org/112046.html

September 4th, 2010

Musings on motivation and quality of life

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I listened to a man (Simon Steenholm) talk for 2,5 hours last night, and almost everything he said is something I've done subconsciously during the last year, perhaps even longer.

cut for your convenience because omg, rambling teal dears are all over this post )

July 14th, 2010

Hehhhh

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Using one of my passages in an old unfinished Silmarillion co-written fic, I got this:


I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

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I think I like this result :D

June 23rd, 2010

On the 3rd day of Holiday, my true love gave to me...

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... two drabbles?

15 minutes each, 150 words each. Alright, I admit I had to sit around and think on it for a long while before I even found pen and paper. But still... and my true love really is my brain, these days. *cuddles it*

The prompts are from the ever lovely and ever wicked [info]iamisaac in a post on Livejournal (I promise, I'll get to the last one too, just... argh! Selfinsertion is not my force!)

Cut for your convenience and sanity )

June 21st, 2010

Brought to you by the letter H, for holiday ;)

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Started my 2 week holiday today... by waking up at 5, unable to fall asleep again LOL It's the usual time I get up, but still. That unbearably reliable inner clock should have received the memo by now, that the Imma is on holiday and would like to sleep at least to 7 am. Pretty please with sugar on top.

Ah well, perhaps tomorrow.

After trundling around doing nothing other than enjoying I had nothing to do, I finally decided to clean the flat o.o

I know! Crazy!

And then I even sorted two big black bags of clothes and threw all out I didn't need anymore.

And went for a walk, first visiting my dad's house, where my stepsis was, and then out to mum's house for coffee, 3 hours of sunshine (ouch) and talking. It was really nice. I appreciate that the summer begins when my holiday begins. The current weather schedule gets my stamp of approval and I rate it to an A- (because of the clouds).

Now I'm back home, looking through the links I've been given by the wonderful people on my f-list, noting down prompts I'd like to do. So who knows, the next update might be a *gasp* drabble! (don't hold your breath though, I'd rather not have people keeling over on my behalf ;) )

So yeah, a wonderful day so far and not a single thing in sight worth whining over.

That has to be a first O.O

<3

June 19th, 2010

Idle musings (or would that be 'whinings'?)

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It's almost weird to write a journal entry, it's been so long.

Of course, it's mostly one of those 'I'm alive, don't send flowers yet' posts.

My brain is waking up though, after several years of hibernation due to stress/depression I was hit by in 2007 (omg, has it been so long?), and finds itself somewhat ... empty? LOL Creatively at least, since I miss writing and drawing so much it hurts. And yet I can't truly find any inspiration. It needs kick-starting I think, and even though I've tried several times already - and thus owe several fics/drawings/creations all around (which will get done, I promise!) - I think I've not been really ready before now.

I tried to start up RP'ing again in a LoTR game, but sadly ... it's dwindled to non-activity, which is the fate of many games *sighs* It's even more sad though, since my LoTR muses were clawing to get out and were bouncing about with ideas. So much, I even thought it could inspire me to actually start writing fic again in that fandom (or finish fics that have been dormant for years). But then the lack of any playing (and a few other issues) just slapped them down again. Perhaps that's a bad excuse, but when you end up playing with the same 2 (absolutely wonderful and incredibly creative people) while all others more or less ignore you or start up playing only to abandon the thread after 4-5 comments, then you get really discouraged :/ and start to wonder if you really suck that much.

Which is bad for those budding creative urges, we all know this.

I've then been looking at the old fic-prompt communities of the Theatrical Muse kind, but am somewhat dismayed to see them nearly empty, at least compared to back in 2005/2006. And I'm rather sure I'll need a very active community as inspiration, in order to get anything done at all.

Anybody got any ideas?

(x-posted on LJ)

November 23rd, 2009

Facebook??

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Is facebook down or am I being blocked? O.o I haven't been able to access the site since last night :(
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