maevele: (sing)
Had a bigass house meeting and started working on house business. Have elected a bunch of the house jobs, (I have like 3 now, including alternate board rep and grievance elf), and got everyone up to speed on the status of the repairs. The contractors now say they will be done by the end of october. We are all trying very hard to believe them, and trying to figure out how we can make sure that shit happens.

But it's close, finally. It has to be. People are real sick of waiting. Suggestions have ranged from just moving the fuck in whether they are done or not, camping in the backyard, camping in the backyard of the contractor's homes, and just showing up and starting to do the work. Obviously,for practical sense reasons, we have chosen the "look into our legal options, call the project manager for updates a lot, and offer to volunteer" suggestion instead.

I can't wait to go home. It may actually be for the best that we're getting back this late in the season, because there is going to be a LOT to do after move in, and it would have been slower to get things done if we moved in while the weather was nice enough that we all just want to hang out in the yard/lake/porch. (oh my porch, I miss you so much)
maevele: (fabulousgeeass)
We had the special membership meeting on sunday, where we finally got a straight up membership vote on our proposal to sign contracts for rooms at loth to the five core members who are ready to sign and on the membershipping team. And it passed.

So we had a house meeting tonight, to pass budget, make plans, and have the five starter members pick rooms to get their contracts signed ASAP so they can sign other people in.

I’m getting the second floor corner, overlooking the porchswing and the lake. It’s as official as it can be right now. Just have to actually sign the fucking contract, and then wait for the house to open in august. Oh, and, y’know, get the other ex-loth people’s contracts done, and find another 18 roommates and get them through the membershipping process.

But the larger organisation is not going to make us jump through any more hoops or make past members go through the membershipping process again under their supervision, or try to decide for us who is going to live there. We get to make the call. I’m so relieved.

Also so overwhelmed, because not only do we have to fill the house by august, we need to make it run smoothly with a lot of new people and without a fair number of our experts and people who had been running shit.

Now I just have to get more work, while helping with all this, so I can actually pay my room fees, food share and have cash left over. But I CLAIMED MY ROOM TONIGHT, and get to sign contract within days
maevele: (spider kidding)
Performing in the rocky fucking horror.

You know what I am doing tomorrow night?

yeah. as Frank even.
maevele: viv from Young ones flipping the piss off v's. (viv)
Dude, I totally have fucking pinkeye. PINKEYE! I caught a cold at wiscon, and it decided it wants to try living in my fucking eye.

Because, of course, I am doing rocky horror on friday, and I have to have something horribly wrong with me when I go onstage. HAVE TO. The only time I haven’t been sick as fuck doing the rhps since I got back into it was the first show when I accidentally got blackout drunk because I was so nervous I forgot to eat and tried to drink off the nerves. One time, I literally had not made it out of bed except to pee for like 36 hours before the show, got done, went back to bed for 14 hours, and had a fever of 102. Another time I got a bladder infection just in time for the show. That was AWESOME, what with the costume issues and never being offstage for more than two minutes.

Last time I was only vaguely sick, but playing frank for the first time in a sold out show that none of my friends could get into, and was going through some emotional bullshit

This time, its ONLY pinkeye, no childcare for rehearsals, and being up to my tits in coop bullshit.
maevele: (Default)
So you know how sometimes there’s some stupid movie you remember but can’t find what it was? One of mine was some horror sexual harassment comedy about a guy who was possessed or some shit, and all I really remembered was that at some point in the movie, someone told him “you’re not possessed, you’re pozatski.” So every couple of years I google for the term, and have never found anything.

I was randomly going through old blog posts to figure out my life’s timeline, as you do, and I had used the word in a post, decided to google it again, and found THIS:

My Demon Lover / 1987
85 minutes
Dir.: Charlie Loventhal
Starring: Scott Valentine, Michele Little, Arnold Johnson

Movies that cram in as many genres as possible are the best. What could be more special than a movie that wants to cover so much ground? And what could be more fascinating than watching that fail? Enter My Demon Lover, a romantic comedy with an OUTRAGEOUS twist: its main character Kaz (the attractive male lead played by attractive male human Scott Valentine) is secretly a hideous monster. Even TWISTIER? His grotesque features only show themselves when he is sexually aroused. But he still believes in LOVE, goddammit, and he’s seeking it out the only way he knows how: groping women on the street.

Yup. It’s real. From the description, it’s also just as horrible as I remember
maevele: Tom collins from rent dancing across the table, with text saying he is awesome (awesomeollins)
There was a making stuff party at wiscon, and as a result, I tried to knit for the first time in years. There was a time when I was one knitting motherfucker, but it started aggravating my wrist problems so I stopped. But I tried again at this party, and it didn’t hurt, so tonight I dug through my boxes of crap and found the few crappy aluminum needles and the really awesome yarn I hung on to, and tried again. I started and frogged stuff like twice just based on misjudging how it was going to come out based on which needles I was using but now I am like 15 rows or so into a purse, I guess? It was maybe gonna be a headscarf for a minute, but I need a purse.

But I’m just super excited to be knitting again, and if I don’t get all obsessive and watch my positioning it won’t hurt my hands and I can have cool stuff. I so miss all my good knitting supplies though, trying to relearn with aluminum needles and fancy yarn with ribbon and shit is hard. I wish I had known I was gonna get back into knitting before my birthday, it would have SO changed what I asked for.
maevele: (Default)
still not sure what kind of thing because SO EXHAUSTED. I might have opinions on a lot of things, but my brain hasn’t processed much of it into words yet. I definitely had an awesome time and only got to talk to like 1/137th of the people I wanted to sit down and talk with, and even the ones I did get to talk to, it wasn’t ENOUGH.

Might post more about it after some reasonable amount of sleeping
maevele: (awesome)
I'm finally caught up enough with everything else to just be super excited that wiscon is so soon, omg. I get to see so many awesome people!!! I'm on the free range kids panel, and the one about extraterrestrial languages, otherwise mostly drifting.

Also, regarding the stuff with my co-op, a lot of shit turned around in the last few weeks/months, full repair was approved, volunteer work started last weekend, and we are working out the details about filling the rooms when it opens up in august. Viva Lothlorien. Which is why I have been too busy to be excited about the con until now.
maevele: (Default)
So, I did the thing. I played Frank N Furter to a sold out Majestic Theater. And to be honest, Kinda KILLED IT.

It was, unfortunately, so sold out that my closest people, who I specifically wanted to be there to see it, didn’t get in. One of them was SUPPOSED to be early, and to record parts for me, but did not make it in time. I’m mad at that one, but whatever.

But I did it, and I rocked it other than a few blocking mistakes and a couple miscues, and being 15 seconds late for a scene because I was having a panic attack.

And it was stressful as shit, and omg I hurt EVERYWHERE from all the running in heels, and crawling, and falling dramatically, but I think I would do it again.

selfie in mirror of me in full frank costume. corset, fishnets, and all
maevele: (bloodyband)
managed to cover most of the xmas shopping, so I'm feeling pretty good
maevele: Tom collins from rent dancing across the table, with text saying he is awesome (awesomeollins)
last week? she mentioned this game they were playing, called here be monsters, and it sounded cool, so I checked it out. I have done NOTHING productive this week, but I have caught a lot of monsters, and made a lot of beer.
maevele: (ffuuck)
best friend is getting kicked out of his place, not for money owed, but for having too many overnight guests. ugh. he's got til sunday, will be crashing with a friend, but my god, like we didn't have enough fucking stress.
maevele: (lamberdroogie)
so I am doing the rocky again this friday! as columbia once more, but I have agreed to try being frank next time. ack. and at rehearsal, we were discussing doing the show at geek kon this next year, which might be awesome. But I didn't know when geekkon is, so I went to look it up, and found out who they have recently named as one of their GoH. I'm not saying their name, but um, yeah. I don't know what to think
maevele: (singingfrank)
1: still living in someone's basement.
2: haven't killed myself, but three+ close calls in six weeks means I need to fix my head.
3: best friend is about to be legit homeless, can't fix.
4: need to fix sleep issues because 6 hours every two days for a week, followed by 14 hours is not how we do
5: need to fix food issues, because of similar.
6: need to fix life, because fucked.

still alive though, and the parts that are good are amazing.


Aug. 16th, 2014 04:18 am
maevele: stencilled image of a woman with text saying "if you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission." (greatness)
so i got all moved out of the place and am at my friend's house again for a few months, it seems. It was a hell of a couple days getting the move done and having the kid's birthday party, but i did it. fuck yeah, me.

also, I am officially leaving for a week at the rainbow gathering with my kid and some friends tomorrow morning. SO FUCKING EXCITED, I haven't been to one in literally 20 years. and I've never been to a gathering when I was this well prepared, but i am not taking a kid into the woods and expecting a bunch of hippies to provide. so there is a duffle full of mac and cheese and granola bars.
It just seems like the middle of a life change like moving and reconsidering my life path is a damn good time to go back to the woods, as part of the culture that was part of the happiest time of my life.
I expect I might come back as a new person.


Aug. 11th, 2014 03:09 am
maevele: (smeg)
I'm moving in a few days. and have to throw the kid an awesome birthday, and then friday leave for a week at the rainbow gathering with some friends. too much.
maevele: (singingfrank)
and probably taking a week between moving out of this apartment and into my friend's place and taking the kid to the goddamn rainbow gathering up north. it's been 20 years since I went, and the timing of having one close enough to home right while I am between places is perfect. My friend from the coop is taking her kid too, and he's one of my kid's best pals, so it should be an awesome chance for us to get away. I could use a mental reset, and some time in the woods, working as a community, sounds like just the thing.


Jul. 24th, 2014 03:07 am
maevele: (askars rawr)
I have contacted folks about joining concomm. have not gotten an official volunteer position, and am therefore not on the list yet, but I am looking forward to getting on the list, finding out what is going on, and doing whatever is needed to save wiscon.
maevele: bill the cat going ack (ackbill)
I have many thoughts, but few of them are clear and easy to articulate. The ones I can state include:

I believe it should have been a permanent ban, but I do not know what went on in discussions that caused people not to do that.

I believe if they were going to do this four year provisional thing, it should have been made more clear whether he can come back earlier if he proves he has reformed, and what level of proof of reformation would be required both before and after the four year period.

I truly believe that everyone involved was doing the best that they could in a fucked up situation with the information available, but there should have been more continuous communication between different years of con management, and a more deliberate effort to get more information.

More personally, I only interacted directly with frenkel twice. the first time he was rude to one of my children, and dismissed my speaking up for my kid rudely, and the second time he sat down to talk to me based on something he had overheard in a conversation, and made me subtly uncomfortable just by acting overly familiar and staring at my tits. Both of these incidents would have been in 09,(I think, maybe later, but while I was still married) and were enough that I avoided him ever since and was not surprised when more serious allegations surfaced. It seems likely to me that a lot of people encountered this sort of borderline harassment from him without ever feeling like it was something that could be reported because it was just subtle enough that you can't point at it.

also, this is making me reconsider my decision not to join the concomm a couple of years back,because y'all need angry people like me


Jun. 25th, 2014 04:32 pm
maevele: (liza)
and I need to not be sick by saturday because I am doing the rocky horror again. nothing serious, just a goddamn summer cold, but I am tired, cranky, hot and scratchy of throat. rehearsal tomorrow should be a fucking blast.


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