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Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)
25 July 2015 @ 12:51 am
Welcome Fellow LJers!

My name is Lu, and I am your hostess. For more about me, you can see my profile.

While you are here, please feel free to join in the squeeing about extremely neurotic yet brilliant actors, kickass dream-manipulating criminals, ridiculous boys, smartass con artists, fast-talking scientists, and psychic detectives.

Please refrain from bashing any of the representatives of these groups that I love.

Please feel free to shower me with spoilers for any show that I love EXCEPTING WHITE COLLAR AND FRINGE, because I have a policy about those two.

I don't have an automatic friending policy, but the good news! Is that if you are here for the fic (or the meta, or the icons) these are posted COMPLETELY UNFLOCKED over at my creative journal, and you are more than welcome to watch that. In fact, PLEASE DO, because if you get even a little pleasure out of what I work on, it makes me incredibly happy.
Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)
24 April 2013 @ 08:47 pm
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally got my computer fixed omg even if it is fucking Windows 8 it has a WORKING KEYBOARD and I have missed talking to all of you SO MUCH.

Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)
07 February 2013 @ 10:43 pm
I know alla y'all are suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper thrilled about FOB, and you know, good for you! I've enjoyed them as characters for a long time, and I'm glad you will all get to be happy.



The Hush Sound is back together and clearly that is the veryveryvery BEST of all possible news ever in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

I've already squeed all over Twitter about the NEW ALBUM and the TOURING and the COMING TO UTAH, but! I wanted to share a bit of my evening with you, dear LJ. Mostly bc explaining the cast of characters alone would use up like, four tweets.

Lady 1's sister-in-law promised to go with me to the Hushies because she UNDERSTANDS MUSICAL OBSESSION like NOBODY ELSE I KNOW(she and I click on all kinds of super awesome mutual squealish levels) and she promised not to mock me if I cry. (SPOILER: I WILL PROBABLY CRY. IF GRETA SINGS THE ARTIST I WILL DEFINITELY CRY.)

So I was confirming with her that she would keep the date open, because I need her, and her girlfriend spoke up: "Wait, The Hush Sound?"


HER: Really, I thought they were...?!?!?


So yay, I need to buy another ticket to go see MY FAVORITE BAND EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

Sometimes life is really awesome, y'all.
Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)
11 January 2013 @ 01:29 am
Stolen from my beloved arsenicjade:

Please ask me questions about my OTPs in the comments! Any questions! All questions! Deep questions! Silly questions! Ship questions. (It doesn't even really have to be OTPs. Basically, anything you know I have ever shipped.) I will write a drabble-ish length fic/scene that responds to the question.

(Fandoms I have known: Harry Potter, SGA, Supernatural (pre-s5) and Supernatural RPF (ditto), BSC, Big Time Rush, NCIS, Avengers, Bandom, Big Bang Theory, Black Books, Buffy, Community, Demon's Lexicon, Dresden, Eureka, Fringe, Gilmore Girls, Good Wife, Greek, H50 (S1), How I Met Your Mother, Cougartown, Friends, Korman, Leverage, Parks and Rec, Psych, Rizzoli and Isles, Shameless, Vampire Diaries, Veronica Mars, Warehouse 13, West Wing, White Collar, Wodehouse, Bunheads, Downton Abbey, Once Upon a Time...and if there's anything else you can think of I haven't mentioned but you know I watch/read/ship, feel free to ask!!)
Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)
03 January 2013 @ 07:02 am
Happy birthday, kittyknighton! Getting to know you has been one of the delights of my year.
Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)
06 May 2012 @ 07:25 pm
Hey, does anybody have any Natasha fic recs? I was putting together a list of Awesome Avengers Ladies fics, some Peggy, a lovely one about Maria-who-became-Maria-Stark, lots of great Darcy, some AMAZING Pepper and...one fic in which Natasha is the central point.


Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)
28 April 2012 @ 12:58 pm
Originally posted by poisonivory at Livejournal, come on.
I never use Scrapbook, but I think people who pay for a service should, you know, know when that service gets severely diminished. Via caiusmajor:

Originally posted by zeitgeistic at Livejournal, come on.
Alright, I am not drunk enough to deal with this, so I'm just going to put out this PSA:

Livejournal Scrapbook is going away. Your 10GB of Paid Member space is now 2GB. If you care, there is an explanation in Russian on the Russian news page. There's also a user-submitted translation.

+ You will no longer have access to your Scrapbook once this goes live.
+ Your images will redirect, but the URL will be different.
+ Unable to tell what will happen to any photos you have that put you over the 2GB limit.
+ Back up your Scrapbook just in case.
+ If you want your photos transferred over now instead of waiting, let them know here.

Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)
28 March 2012 @ 09:58 pm
My dad is going to Chicago on business. The people he's doing business with may have tickets to the hockey game.

DAD: I hope the tickets fall through, I really do!

ME: But Toews is back on the ice after his concussion!

DAD: ...who cares?

ME: I wish I didn't. Wave to him for me.
Lu (Not Your Average Retelling)
Originally posted by missmollyetc at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by lk737 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:

Youtube video explaining this:

Electronic Frontier Foundation on Mandatory Data Retention

Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that it's actually July 1