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Like others before me, I made the switch to Dreamwidth. I've been meaning to for a while and finally just decided to do so.

In other news, after 2 months of unemployment I finally found a job and am now a server at Olive Garden. I've been there for almost a month and so far it's going well, even if it's making my right pinky finger worse. I still don't know what exactly I did to it back in January, but I know I somehow hurt it (I think it's either a really bad jam or a fracture of some sort) and carrying those heavy ass trays is making it worse.

Two days ago marked a year since Copper passed away and, almost as if it was fate, my parents were running errands when they decided to look at the pet adoption event that was happening. For over a year, every time it was pet adoption day, my parents avoided it and always said no when I brought up getting another dog. But a year after losing Copper, my parents came home with a little 8 week old marble Pom. Her left eye is blue, her right eye is brown, and she is just a little ball of fluff and energy. We named her Cookie Dough, although we just call her Cookie...or Cookie Monster. She's been trying to get Ru and Lilly to play with her all weekend, and neither of them have any interest- although they do check up on her and make sure she's okay, they just won't play with her.

This is Cookie.

the_huffster: (Giles)
It's been too long since I posted anything on here. A quick update on my life thus far-

On May 6th, I said goodbye to Copper. He had been my dog and best friend from the time I was 9 until I was 24. He had a stroke of some type in the backyard, and my mom and I rushed him to the animal vet. When they took him back and the vet was telling us our options, he had a seizure that pretty much did him in mentally. We put him down and I never took my hand off of him until a few minutes after he was gone.

On May 27th, we said goodbye (again) to Kandi. She did not take well to Copper being gone and the stress caused her trechia to collapse. We could have done surgery every three years but she was miserable. She was only 10 years old. My mom never took her hand off of her and Kandi curled up against my leg as she went peacefully.

I still have Ru and Lilly, although you can tell they are a pack of two with no alpha. But they're doing well.

I won my first international film festival and will be hearing back from a few more in a matter of weeks.

I left my job bartending due to being bullied out by co-workers with a manager who sat by and let it happen. It's now been 2 months and I still am hoping to hear back from any place I applied to.

I am also planning on getting back into writing and currently working out a short fic to get back into the swing of things. I'm also planning on getting back into making vids because I do miss editing.
the_huffster: (Giles)
I swear, I will find the time to actually sit down and finish my damn fics and finally start some new ones that I have kicking around

I will probably also switch over to AO3 because that just seems to be where everyone is heading.

...do I even have people on here anymore that are interested in my fics?

Or has real life taken so much of my time that everyone assumed I fell off the planet?

I'm alive

Nov. 2nd, 2015 03:59 pm
the_huffster: (Giles)
I swear I'm still here. And I know I still have a fic that is long overdue to be finished.

I haven't forgotten, I've just gotten busy with a new job, trying to move to Austin by February, and dealing with some personal stuff

But I'm off Tuesday and Wednesday, so I (hopefully) get my ass back in gear and finally finish my damn fic and start a few others that I've been kicking around
the_huffster: (Band Candy 2)
Oh, wow . Jeez. It's almost like I disappeared from here.

I'll have to make a note to be better about updating this...and my fics, I am so sorry for everyone waiting for updates. I have not forgotten.

Here's how my life's been )

So that's been my life so far.

But once this week is done, I'm going to sit down and finish writing Legacy and then get back to writing fic and making fanvids.

And for those who are curious about the new films I've made, you can check them out here.
the_huffster: (Grave)
I had every intention of writing a cute Buffy/Giles Valentine's Day themed fic, but then school happened.

And then my parents surprised me with NHL Center Ice so I could watch the New Jersey Devils game tonight.

Looks like I'll put the fic up by Monday.
the_huffster: (Katie McGrath & Anthony Head)
Seeing as how it's a new year, I'm starting to work (again) on a few fics- namely my fic for [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles from last year.

But in the mean time, if anyone is interested in checking out the website I made for myself as a director, you can click on the link below. If you do check out the site then you'll be able to see my demo reel, read my resume, read my About page, see all of (good) films, and even check out the blog there.

And if you do decide to check it out, feel free to leave some feedback and whatnot.

This way to NIghtmare Stag Films

Whoa

Jan. 6th, 2015 06:20 pm
the_huffster: (Giles)
So I just realized how long it's been since I've been on here.

I found inspiration to finish Legacy, so a new chapter for that should be up within two weeks for those who are still interested in reading it. I've also got an idea for a modern day Merlin fic, so that's something to look forward to for the new year.
the_huffster: (Giles)
Title: Legacy
Pairing: Eventual Buffy/Giles
Rating: Overall R/ This chapter PG
Setting: Completely AU- no vampires, demons, slayers, watchers, etc; I've also fudged some ages more for plot than anything else
Disclaimer: I own nothing
Summary: When strange murders begin to appear in Sunnydale, all eyes are on loner Rupert Giles. Is Rupert's past repeating itself, or is there more than what's on the surface?


Chapter 5 )
the_huffster: (Giles)
Title: Legacy
Pairing: Eventual Buffy/Giles
Rating: Overall R/ This chapter R
Setting: Completely AU- no vampires, demons, slayers, watchers, etc; I've also fudged some ages more for plot than anything else
Disclaimer: I own nothing
Summary: When strange murders begin to appear in Sunnydale, all eyes are on loner Rupert Giles. Is Rupert's past repeating itself, or is there more than what's on the surface?


Chapter 4 )
the_huffster: (Giles)
Title: Legacy
Pairing: Eventual Buffy/Giles
Rating: Overall R/ This chapter PG
Setting: Completely AU- no vampires, demons, slayers, watchers, etc; I've also fudged some ages more for plot than anything else
Disclaimer: I own nothing
Summary: When strange murders begin to appear in Sunnydale, all eyes are on loner Rupert Giles. Is Rupert's past repeating itself, or is there more than what's on the surface?


Chapter 3 )
the_huffster: (Katie McGrath & Anthony Head)
Title: Legacy
Pairing: Eventual Buffy/Giles
Rating: Overall R/ This chapter PG
Setting: Completely AU- no vampires, demons, slayers, watchers, etc; I've also fudged some ages more for plot than anything else
Disclaimer: I own nothing
Summary: When strange murders begin to appear in Sunnydale, all eyes are on loner Rupert Giles. Is Rupert's past repeating itself, or is there more than what's on the surface?


Chapter 2 )
the_huffster: (Giles)
Title: Legacy
Pairing: Eventual Buffy/Giles
Rating: Overall R/ This chapter PG
Setting: Completely AU- no vampires, demons, slayers, watchers, etc; I've also fudged some ages more for plot than anything else
Disclaimer: I own nothing
Summary: When strange murders begin to appear in Sunnydale, all eyes are on loner Rupert Giles. Is Rupert's past repeating itself, or is there more than what's on the surface?
Author's Note: I've been kicking this idea around in my head for the last two years and figured it was time to actually write it. I know complete AU's aren't very common but it was the only way to make this idea work. Hopefully, everyone can look pass all that




Chapter 1 )
the_huffster: (Giles)
So I have made a decision that, once again, is affecting my life.

My school have raised housing by $200 and that is something that I didn't need. Besides paying for my school, my parents are paying for my brother as well- and supporting us seeing as how neither one of us have jobs this semester. I feel guilty enough about my parents paying 50,000 bucks a year for me to go after a dream that even on my best days I'm not sure I'll accomplish.

I have on more year left and then I graduate from the Academy, but I've decided that I won't finish it in SF to save my parents money- 15,000 bucks per semester to be exact. That's 30,000 dollars a year. I'll be taking my remaining classes online, living at home again.

I don't want to leave my friends because they are some of the best people I know, but if anyone knows me then they know that I've never exactly been selfish when it comes to my family. And I don't want to know that I'm the reason my parents are barely getting buy.

After officially deciding this, I told my roommates (and two of my best friends) and this has resulted in Caitlin making a playlist dedicated to me. Although it's sounding a lot more like a funeral playlist, and it's making me even more sad about the fact that I won't be spending my last year with the crazy people that have been there for me for the three best, craziest, stressful, and funniest years of my life. I told them that I'll visit them, and I have every intention of doing that. Not because I feel like I should but because seeing as how I'm leaving a group of people that have become my family away from home behind, they deserve for me to visit and catch up on them to make sure they're still getting up to the crazy shenanagins that we get up to.

But...I have about 4 weeks left with them, so now is not the time to think about next year and be sad. I'll enjoy the "funeral" Caitlin is throwing me.

And on the bright side, my parents said that they'll put the money they're saving into helping me network. Which means I'll be going Splatterfest, Dallas Frightmare, and other horror conventions/film fests. And finally get business cards and a website. Now that that makes for what I'm giving up, but...I need to focus on the silver lining.
the_huffster: (Giles)
I'm real bad with keeping up on this thing, but I like to think it's because I get so busy. So we'll go with that reasoning.

Last time updated was when my aunt was in the hospital around New Year's, well she got better a few days before I flew back to SF and within four weeks she was back in Seattle. So all is good on that front. Yay!

Now on to the current updates:

School Updates )

Spring Break )

Post-School Update )

Work Update )

But other than that, everything is great in my world. I've been going to the gym Monday-Saturday for the last five weeks and have lost five pounds. My school has a heavy bag, so I've been letting my frustrations out on that every day (although I tore a bunch of skin off of my right hand on Tuesday, so no more heavy bag until that heals) and I've been going to yoga on Wednesday nights and that's been helping me let go of my frustrations and anger.

And the greatest thing about hitting the gym like I have been, I've been able to start swimming again! It took me about three weeks (since the last time I swan was two years ago) to get up to swimming a quarter of a mile non-stop, so now my next goal is to be able to swim half a mile non-stop. I'm slowly working up to swimming a mile with no breaks. Yay fitness!
the_huffster: (Katie McGrath & Anthony Head)
Title: About Last Night
Author: the_huffster
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Rating: PG
Timeline: Post-Chosen
Synopsis: Giles has a better way of spending his first New Year's Eve alone than at the Council's New Year's Eve party watching his ex-girlfriend with another man.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] drunken_giles. Prompt #23- Giles drunk on New Year's Eve. Can be at a party or alone. But it'd be nice if he started the New Year off happy :)


Read more... )
the_huffster: (Giles)
So...I wish this update was filled with good news, although I guess it starts out with good news.

Good news-

My grandma turned 70 this past Sunday and, as a surprise, the whole family flew down on New Year's Eve. And was my grandma surprised when she saw her son, his wife, and his two sons (who haven't been around the family in years), and her daughter walk through our front door when she thought they were all in Seattle. And then she was even more surprised when she realized everyone was here for her birthday.

And then as a super secret gift, my mom had me go around and film on my phone from when my grandparents flew in (which was Christmas) to my grandma's birthday (which was this past Sunday). And then I went and made a little short film that we screened Sunday night- and that I made copies of for everyone on DVD.

Here's the film if you want to see it )
My cousins left late Sunday night and my grandparents left Monday morning. And my uncle and his wife were supposed to leave Tuesday. Key word- supposed.

Bad news-

My aunt had been sick since Thursday, but none of us thought anything of it since she tends to cry wolf for attention. So, to make sure nothing major was happening, my mom took her to a little clinic Monday morning. And that's when shit hit the fan.

What was originally just something my aunt caused herself (long story, so here's the cliffnotes- she takes meds she shouldn't, is depressed, does nothing but nap all day, stays up all night, and eats shit she shouldn't...so she's not in the greatest of health) turned into pneumonia. And then she was hospitalized Monday night.

At 11:30pm Monday night, my mom got a call saying her sister was being transferred to ICU- she had deteriorated at a rapid pace since my mom and her brother had left at 9:00pm.

Tuesday morning, my aunt went into an induced coma and put on a ventilator because she had gone downhill so much overnight and was having trouble breathing on her own. That's when my uncle cancelled his and his wife's flight out.

Turns out, my aunt has H1N1- and it's killed 7 people in Houston since December. And, we were all just informed that because of our contact with my aunt before she was hospitalized we are all infected with H1N1 as well.

So tomorrow (or rather, later today), everyone (excluding my uncle's wife who already got her shot) is getting the flu shot. And we're all now taking 1000mg of vitamin C per day. Which is all fine and dandy but now we're all freaking out because 1- my aunt's condition and the fact that we don't know for sure what's happening and 2- me, my brother, and my uncle all have coughs and I have a sore throat- which are symptoms of H1N1. Now that could be all coincidence but...it's still scary considering.

What a way to bring in 2014, huh?
the_huffster: (Giles)
Now that Christmas is over and done with (and did I get some awesome things), I've been hard at work on my Drunk!Giles fic. At least, I started it today and am about halfway through it.

And once I post it ( just in time for the new year), I'll set off to work on my super secret fic that may be finished in time for SoG. And if it's not, then it'll be done for SoG 2015. And while I'm working on that, I'll also be starting the next fic in my Horror-verse, which started with YellowBrickRoad.

Since YellowBrickRoad was so well received (and because it made me realize how much I miss writing horror), I've decided to make a whole verse that involves the Scoobies being thrown into random horror movie-esque situations. I'm still debating on if they'll be connected or not, but if they are then the fics will be posted in no particular order.

Actually, maybe I should have you guys vote on if my Horrorverse fics will be connected or not.[Poll #1950069]

Christmas!

Dec. 25th, 2013 02:05 am
the_huffster: (Band Candy 2)
Merry Christmas, folks!
the_huffster: (Katie McGrath & Anthony Head)
So, as we all know, the holidays are fast approaching. And my parents dropped the biggest surprise on me today. The surprise was so big, they didn't even know it would happen.

My parents went into Petco yesterday to pick up our three dogs after they had been groomed. It was pet adoption day and there was this sweet little pup that kept wanting attention from my parents. So my parents read her thing and found out that she had been abandoned (with 5 other dogs, one of which was her six month old puppy) over Thanksgiving by being thrown over a six foot fence into the backyard of a vet's office.

The dog had been going by Foxy once she was found and yesterday was her first day up for adoption. After petting her and getting to know her, my parents fell in love. But my mom wasn't sure how Kandi would react to another female dog so the adoption lady told her that they could just foster Foxy over the holidays, and if they changed things went well then they could keep her.

So...without talking about it, my parents took in this sweet little 2 year old pup and are now foster parents for the holiday season. Although, my parents have fallen completely in love with her (they changed her name to Lily) and I've fallen in love with her after seeing her over Skype.

I get to come home to four dogs for Christmas, and that's pretty cool.

I only have one picture of her right now, but I plan on taking more once I get home next week.
Read more... )

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