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22 August 2008 @ 08:54 pm
Holding pattern ...  
Am sitting in Adelaide David Jones food hall drugged out of my mind but with a stable wireless connection which my hotel would not allow. Ask me about my headache! I will say URRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH, at you, and also that Urgh is probably the first word I have not had to fix a typo in so far. Including typo.

The plane had issues, I am underslept even for me, and I have two Britpicks that I wanted to send back tonight. Girls, I will send them tomorrow. Please send your mods here where I take full responsibility. Tonight I would probably insist that you add in a gotten or indeed a golem somewhere, I am so out of my skull.

On asprin.

Fucking lightweight.

I owe many comments, which will also happen tomorrow. Staggering back upstairs now. At least I have chocolate, so if I throw up later it will taste good! (ish)
 
 
 
calanthe_fics on August 22nd, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Poor Brammers. My partner would say this is karma for his cocaine cube incident the other day.

Hope you feel better soon.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
What was he thinking eating four before bedtime? Silly M! A Violet Crumble is a breakfast food!

Crashed and burned this afternoon, but feeling considerably better now.
Libbylibby_drew on August 22nd, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Sweetheart, you don't have to send it at all! Good Lord, take care of yourself first. I'm dead serious. The fic's since had a full copy-edit beta. Getting it Britpicked is one of my stupid hang-ups. It can go without this once.

I think I need to win the lottery so I can send you and Cal to one of those fancy healing spas for a month.

Rest and get better.
Randy: Bestialitydrgaellon on August 22nd, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
I'd never thought of that description before... I'm not a beta reader, I'm a copy editor! (I hate commenting on style...) Of course, I'm a halfway decent continuity editor, too...
Libbylibby_drew on August 22nd, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
Whatever you want to call yourself, you're all super stars in my book. secretsolitaire is hands down one of the best betas I've worked with. ;) The girl can spot a typo, missing punctuation, or comma splice from a mile away in the dark. Additionally, she's great for picking out problems in continuity, particularly in smut.

SS: In this scene, you have Draco removing Harry's shirt.
Me: Yes?
SS: He did that two pages ago.
Me: Um..that was his other shirt.

I *heart* my betas.
Pureblood Princessraitala on August 22nd, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
I can do a brit pick for you any time. *g*
Libbylibby_drew on August 22nd, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! Knowing Brammers is sick makes me feel guilty now for asking her. I refused to bother Calanthe with it, as well. If you don't mind, I'd love for you to look it over, but let's wait to hear from Brammers to make sure. *hugs* You're all so good to me.

Actually, you've read the fic. It's Draco at the nudist colony. *g*
Pureblood Princessraitala on August 22nd, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
I didn't notice anything more when I read the second half, but I'm happy to give it a final once-over. Just send it over if Brammers hasn't already done it.
Libbylibby_drew on August 22nd, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
Thanks, love, Rai is a life saver. I am apparently celebrating the festival of the groggy nap this weekend. When I find what god/ess that's devoted to, I am going to do something quite sacrilegious.
Libbylibby_drew on August 23rd, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
My poor baby! I make a mean chicken soup. Hang on, I'll be right over. ;)

Rest and get better.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
I would love that. Alas, by the time you get here, I'll be back in Sydney. And the soup will be stopped and eaten by Customs. Am actually feeling a lot better after this afternoon/evening's mega nap, except that I missed dinner with some people I like a great deal. Oh well, I clearly needed the sleep.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
You're a lovely woman! I went off and taught my class from 9 till 3 today, came back to the hotel for a quick nap at 4, have just woken up and it's 9.20. As the late Mr Irwin would say - Crikey! Thank you!
Pureblood Princessraitala on August 23rd, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
If you want to send on the other one too, feel free. I can tell my bro I have very important and serious work to do. *shields laptop screen* :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
I'll give it a little more time to see if the dinner I just ate perks me up, then send it over if not. You are a complete darling, you know this, don't you?
Libbylibby_drew on August 23rd, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
I could send it over, if you still have the time. If not, no worries. Frankly, I know you've already given it a once over on the comm, so I'm very comfortable letting this one go as is. Not that I won't be bothering you again in the future at some point. Just saying. ♥
(Anonymous) on August 23rd, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
Send it along - I've got the time. I'm just contemplating sawing up some old skirting boards that the previous owners left in my flat, so I can get rid of them. Brit picking will be much less tiring and messy.

raitala [at] gmail [dot] com
Libbylibby_drew on August 23rd, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
I just might have a tiny crush on you. Don't panic. ;)

Will be sending shortly. *hugs*
Pureblood Princessraitala on August 23rd, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I should be signed in now *shrugs*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
Cal could do with a rotating door of guests, I am mostly fine except that freelancing sees me working in offices where people insist on coming in with ghastly viruses so I get one low-level mank after the other. I think my brain has just turned on me for not giving it enough of a break.
pingridpingrid on August 22nd, 2008 11:57 am (UTC)
*tucks you into a nice, warm blanket and gives you hot chocolate* Feel better soon, my dear. :)

blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks, dear. That should make everything better!
beatnikspinster on August 22nd, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC)
That sucks. I hope you feel better soon.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I am on the mend, but yes, silly to go to a nice city and then sleep through it. Oh well ...
Randy: Noah Luke Bitch Pleasedrgaellon on August 22nd, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC)
Awwww... poor Brammers. Sending you healing thoughts and lots of paracetamol (see, even I know that only we Colonists call it "acetaminophen").

PS don't use aspirin in pain-relieving quantities; it thins the blood and can cause spontaneous hemorrhages. I tell patients all the time that it's no longer considered safe to take more than about 650mg of aspirin per day.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
I had never known that was what you called paracetamol! I am feeling somewhat better, another sleep should see me right for the plane home, but at least I was able to teach the class I came down to teach.

And I think it was only 500mg aspirin, I don't tend to use painkillers so a little goes a very long way. I can never decide whether liver damage or blood thinning is worse ...
Dedicated Escape Artist: Peter Headachejadzialove on August 22nd, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
My poor Brammers. *pets very gently*

I've been there before, many times, and I hope the aspirin kicks in soon, or else there will be many people without the skill of sewing. And who, I ask you, will bring back fashion after the apocalypse if no one can sew?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
I managed to teach the class, I had people squeeing over a rolled hem stitch. This is my idea of success ;-) Am having a burst of energy after a bath and a read. Will crash very shortly ...
violetagevioletage on August 22nd, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Awwww. Poor thing, *massages temples very very gently, turns lights down and lowers voice to a murmur* feel better soon,
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oooh, that IS soothing, thank you.
&helena;uminohikari on August 22nd, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Aww. *pets*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, dear. That bunny is quite cheering :-)
trichinopoly ash: sweeney: grumpy lovealdehyde on August 22nd, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
awwh *hugs and gives you cup of yummy hot chocolate with marshmallows*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, perfect! Thank you!
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on August 22nd, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
*warms up her Reiki hands *

I'll send you some healing energy, my dear, and hopefully the headache will clear.

But yes, you are a lightweight. Yesterday I took codeine and ibuprofin and muscle relaxants for my headache. Honestly, BB, such an amateur!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I am the Nancy Reagan postergirl, except unlike Nancy, I actually do usually say no. Of course, I then have these huge traumas and the hospital sends you home with mega pills, which J and previously my ex-flatmate have always eaten like sweets. The buggers.

Energy and long bath seem to have done the trick.
AMY 凛☆ラブ☆アタック: amicitomatoe18 on August 22nd, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon! *sends you the fluffiest hug in the universe and then some more*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Cheers, dear, the fluffiness has helped!
Pureblood Princessraitala on August 22nd, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Ooo, nasty! I hope you feel better tomorrow. I've already let Sansa know, but if you want to chuck me the other brit pick, I'd be happy to take it off your hands.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
You are such a darling. I've made it 1/2 way through the other one and may well be up to finishing it on the plane home. I;ll email her mods and let them know it was my fault! *sends hugs* And I AM jealous, BTW ...
thebrandytookthebrandytook on August 22nd, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
*pets* Feel better. Get some rest and relaxation. Don't overwork yourself.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you dear! That icon has certainly made me feel better! And yes, it's the overwork ...
Stray: grey_huntergrey_hunter on August 23rd, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)
I'm spamming you. Read this. It's short. And I think it's better if you read the footnotes afterwards because otherwise it will give it away.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 23rd, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks, luv! Too daft to make my way through it tonight, but will read it over breakfast, it looks hilarious!