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03 March 2012 @ 05:36 pm
in which nickel complains about school and shows off her podfic bingo card  
Thank you to brynspikess and paraka for the dragons last week! They're much appreciated. My profile page just keeps getting prettier. :D

The last two weeks have been pretty awful. There's been this whole ugly thing with my school and my internship site, and the short story is that my site supervisor is awesome, my adviser at school is an ass, and that until yesterday afternoon I was unable to even start working on the 40 page paper I need to write in order to graduate. This thing was supposed to be due on Tuesday. I've been granted an extension (the one thing everyone agrees on is that this whole thing isn't my fault), but seriously, y'all. My plan was to spend February sweating over this paper. Now I'll be doing all that sweating in the next 2 1/2 weeks.

Did that paragraph make sense to anyone who's not me? The paper has to be on a client I'm providing ongoing therapy to at my internship site. My site's been going through a weird thing, and as a result I've been seeing exclusively short-term, 1-2 session clients for the last couple of months. Which is fine, but not compatible with the requirements of my paper. As of yesterday, I officially have a client I can use. I know that writing 40 pages plus another 20-30 in session transcripts in the next couple of weeks is going to really suck, but right now I'm just so relieved that I don't even care.

And hey! Podfic stuff! I have a small amount of editing left on my [community profile] chromatic_podfic podfic, which will also count towards two of my podfic_bingo squares. 'Cause I totally signed up for that! Check out my card!

nickelmountain's Podfic Bingo!
CollaborateCharacter of ColourCrossover/FusionIncorporate Verbal EffectsMixed Media
Read without CuesSlashSplice Fics TogetherFairy TalePoetry
Action/AdventureLower Pitch EffectWild Card!AngstRecord with your Body
Read While LaughingTry an AccentCollaborateRead a Fic ColdUnfamiliar Fandom
No EditingSingChild CharacterDisabilityFemale Character

I've got a couple more podfics lined up that will knock off a couple more squares, and I'm looking forward to the challenge of several others. I have two collaboration squares, and plans for one collaboration with cantarina1 in the works already. Just looking at this card takes my brain fun places.

Unrelated - did anyone else watch the series premiere of Awake? I thought it was in-fucking-credible. I'm really hoping it stays this high quality. It was gorgeous, and it broke my heart in all the right ways.

Okay, now I'm just procrastinating. I hope everyone on my flist is doing well, and that the weather has been gentle wherever you are.
twasadarktwasadark on March 4th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
Yikes - a 40 pg paper? That's ... pretty intimidating! You can do it, though - one page at a time. :-)

Yay for podfic bingo! Looking forward to your recordings!

I've heard good things about Awake but I didn't see the pilot - I'll have to give it a shot. It sounds intriguing.
nickelmountainnickelmountain on March 4th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement! 40 pages is doable, but still pretty brutal. One page at a time is exactly right.

I don't know where my sanity would be without podfic. Recording it, listening to it, plotting to make more of it...when all the other stress gets to me, podfic is still pure pleasure.

Are you doing podfic bingo this year?
twasadarktwasadark on March 4th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
No, I'm afraid I'm not doing much podfic these days - just the odd piece of this and that. Perhaps I'll do one or two pieces for the amplificathon, though.

I've been consumed with recording some or my original stories instead. When I'm done with those, perhaps I'll get more active in fandom again.

Yes, definitely - podfic has been a great companion to me on dog walks and while washing dishes and painting the house and so many mundane tasks!