La Mutant of Repute
01 January 2020 @ 10:56 am
First and Introduction  
I am a complex and delicious individual.

I enjoy windy walks on the beach as I suck the salty breeze through me; orgasmic dark chocolate of minimum intense level of 55% proof; rich red wine that wraps itself about your gums upon the first sip and won't let go; a sunsrise silhouetted Mt. Hood who dons her latest garment of gold, pinks and purples with grand fashionista splendor; a book with very loved, very yellow pages; writing in the margins of said books when inspiration zots; the wafting scent of pipe tobacco on a crisp autumn day; getting a creamy moustache from sipping through the thick head off a pint of Guinness; moving my hips to a different beat; being touched.....any where; allowing silliness to ensue during a tough game of Scrabble --"kupla" is NOT a word, it's Klingon; tucking in wayward shirt tags on complete strangers; donning bunny ears to the mall; the salty rim of a Cadillac margarita; discovering new sounds of music I would never have considered; expanding my vocabulary to the quizzical head tilts of the clueless; random acts of silliness; artistically created food which make my mouth burst and my eyes roll in pleasure; dancing whenever and whereever the mood strikes me; soft, lingering kisses which last for days; hard, passion-filled kisses that make my ivory body quake; starting a fresh journal because it begins a new adventure; drinking tequila with pirate flair; a moment of relish and a moment of pondering; embracing my fiery nature whilst I slink and curve along a festival's bonfire; pounding out an unconventional novel masterpiece in 30 days time; discovering more things I love which I had long ago forgotten.

Simple pleasures which take no effort and no planning are the supreme best in my book.
Current Location: otherwhere
Current Mood: bouncy
La Mutant of Repute
23 December 2007 @ 06:01 pm
Zang, it has been a loooooong time since I've posted here. Way frackin' long. To my geeky shame, I had completely spaced I had one over here as so much has transpired in my life since August.

Let's can I put this in a nutshell?

1. Got laid off
2. LJ stirred up some healthy doses of drama llama
3. National Novel Writing Month
4. Dealing with some unfinished business with one former best friend (we downgraded to "friends" back in May) and one acquaintance
5. Having the time of my life with my teammate
6. Holidaze
7. Beta testing new journal site

There ya have it. It may appear to not be all that much, but trust me, looks are deceiving. lol

Hope everyone here in Insane Land is doing well and having a wonderous, fantabulous holiday season.
Current Mood: cold
La Mutant of Repute
14 August 2007 @ 10:29 am
The Other Journal Site  
I am not able to access any of my LJ's this morning. Not that they're suspended, but the pages will not load. At all.

Anyone else having difficulties? Because I'm able surf everywhere else but there. *grumble*
Current Location: hawthorne hallow
Current Mood: confused
La Mutant of Repute
06 August 2007 @ 09:25 pm
this is a test of ijournal  
Okay, I'm learrning this is not the Mac equivalent to Semagic, darn it. I cannot post the same entry to two journals simultaneously. Crap.

Anyone have any applications for Mac they can recommend for such a feat?
Current Mood: confused
La Mutant of Repute
20 July 2007 @ 10:09 am
Get OUT of my PRIVATE album Photobucket!!  
Alright. I'm miffed.

I've had a Photobucket account for years. Except for the occassional downtime, I've had no major complaints with them. Until now.

As I was perusing my collection of icons in my PRIVATE album, 6 of them were deemed unsuitable and have been blocked per their terms of service. Two of them were ones [info]truly_tazi had made last month which depicted a bit of erotic male slash. Okaaaaay....I can kind of understand that one.

But one of my fave icons from [info]icon_goddess on LJ got smacked. And all it shows is a woman's white bum!! I'm using it now. **points up above** Does it look offensive to you?? They also blocked a cool GIF icon I acquired which is an illustration of a CLOTHED woman with a python hanging about her neck. WTF? Is that offensive to the snake? I don't think so.

I would understand if my Photobucket account was public and being viewed by impressionable little kids, but it's locked PRIVATE.

Anyone else experiencing such censorship?
Current Mood: aggravated
La Mutant of Repute
09 July 2007 @ 02:05 pm
Someday [Spike / Dawn]  
Title: Someday

Author: Ember

Character(s): Spike / Dawn

Rating: PG-13

Word Count: 565

Summary: Spike opens his eyes and sees Dawn for the first time.

Feedback: Please.

Distribution: My IJ mutantenemy only.

Disclaimer: All copyrights of the BtVS universe and its characters are owned by none other than Joss “He’s my Master Now” Whedon and Mutant Enemy Productions. I own not one bit of this and make no profit whatsoever. I am merely a rockin’ fangurl getting her groove on. Kindly step aside.

Author's Notes: Not much of a Spawn fan myself, but I was inspired recently by [info]purplefeen's Three Minutes. I credit her with inspiring this ficlet.

Be gentle or spank me. I can take both. )
Current Location: work - bleh
Current Mood: horny
La Mutant of Repute
03 July 2007 @ 03:15 pm
Little Girl Gone [Dark Willow / Giles]  
Title: Little Girl Gone

Author: Ember

Character(s): Dark Willow / Giles

Rating: PG-13

Word Count: 452

Summary: Dark Willow finally indulges a long awaited desire.

Feedback: Please.

Distribution: My IJ mutantenemy only.

Disclaimer: All copyrights of the BtVS universe and its characters are owned by none other than Joss “He’s my Master Now” Whedon and Mutant Enemy Productions. I own not one bit of this and make no profit whatsoever. I am merely a rockin’ fengurl getting her groove on. Kindly step aside.

Author's Notes: My first dabble into the fanfic drabble. Be gentle or spank me. I can handle both. ;)

Be gentle or spank me. )
Current Mood: anxious
La Mutant of Repute
03 July 2007 @ 09:14 am
July 5th?  
Around here in the PNW, there are many folkloric jokes about the weather. Like, "Don't like the weather? Wait 5 minutes." And my personal fave, "Summer starts on July 5th."

This year it appears to hold true that after weeks of raining for 2 weeks, sunny for 1, raining for 2, etc., summer has arrived in our sector of the country. Today will be in the mid-eighties. Tomorrow the nineties. And Thursday? Back to the lower eighties. Wheeeeeeee!!

Yet thinking about this July 5th joke took my mind to an interesting idea. Not an original one, I'm sure, but a fun one to imagine nonetheless. Why can't we push legislature to make July 5th a federal holiday as well? I mean really....we get Thanksgiving and the day after off. We get New Year's Eve and the day after off. Why not the day after the Fourth of July? A holiday where the majority of us have been drinking margaritas and grazing on num-nums since noon, only to stay up late to watch the shish-BOOM-bah of some amazing fireworks. It takes a lot out of ya! So I don't believe it would be out of line to have July 5th as our recovery day. Nope, not at all.

I mentioned this to a co-worker out of fun amusement and as is her nature, she began poking holes in it while releasing an exasperated sigh. "Well, you DO know that the days after those two holidays are NOT federal holidays! People work them ya know. Why, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year." Yes, I know that, but then there is NO holiday where EVERYONE gets it off either. I dimly recall waiting tables on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. It SUX'D.

Regardless of Ms. Frowny Downy Pants, I sincerely embrace the idea. :)
Current Mood: amused
La Mutant of Repute
03 July 2007 @ 09:05 am
Question for my fanfic friends  
Okay, I believe I'm ready to dabble my toesies into the fanfic pond. I shall start with drabbles and work my way from there. Heh.

I'm super nervous as I've never done this kind of writing before.

My question to my beloved FFF (FanFicFriends ;-) is where you would like to see me post them? Here at [info]mutantenemy or over at my creative outlet [info]emberlution?


La Mutant of Repute
Current Location: where am I?
Current Mood: nerdy
La Mutant of Repute
02 July 2007 @ 03:57 pm
July Fourth Remembrance  
My mother forwarded me an interesting email today. It was spam, you know the kind which could be chain letters or pledge money to some urban legend catastrophe (my liver got stolen!!). Some have very religious overtones about how you should remember to count your blessings. Some are downright hilarious as you peruse pictures of White Trash Barbie and LOLcats.

I do not pledge this piece to be historically accurate. There are probably some creative embellishments, but all in all it could be very true. Regardless, it does make one think about what we take for granted in this country, as divided and in much need of repair as it is.

The United States is not very old by the standards of many countries in the world. The Declaration of Independence was an action of the Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.

It begins with the words "When in the course of human events ..." and was signed by 56 men. Some famous names from our history are repesented in the signatures on the Declaration of Independence, the name most associated with the Declaration being John Hancock, the first person to sign the document.
The other signers were:
GEORGIA: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton.
NORTH-CAROLINA: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn.
SOUTH-CAROLINA: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward Jr., Thomas Lynch Jr., Arthur Middleton.
MARYLAND: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll.
VIRGINIA: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton.
PENNSYLVANIA: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross.
DELAWARE: Caesar Rodney, George Read.
NEW-YORK: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Frank Lewis, Lewis Morris.
NEW-JERSEY: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark.
NEW-HAMPSHIRE: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton.
MASSACHUSETTS-BAY: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry.
RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE: C. Stephan Hopkins, William Ellery.
CONNECTICUT: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott.


Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the opposing Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by search parties that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the opposing forces had taken over the Nelson home for their headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. His wife was jailed and died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife and children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart. Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.

John Hancock lost his home and possessions when Boston burned.

Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: "For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
Current Location: behind you
Current Mood: thoughtful
La Mutant of Repute
26 June 2007 @ 04:54 pm
Friends who Code  
I'm using the S2 Tabular Indent layout for this journal. And the only thing I don't like about it, is it doesn't list the entries tags. I really love my tags. Do any of my friends who know code, know if there is one where I can add Tags? Or even a Tag List?

Muchas thankies!
La Mutant

EDIT: I'm a DORK! So used to seeing the tags on the bottom of my entry, it didn't occur to me they would be on the TOP. Heh. We now resume normal programing.
Current Location: not there
Current Mood: curious
La Mutant of Repute
26 June 2007 @ 02:56 pm
Mutant iz satizfide, i has a satizfide mutant  
Something was bugging me about my InsaneJournal. I've tried 3 different layouts to capture the lime green essence and it just missed the mark by a twist. Then I tinkered and tankered and TA-DA! -- it feels just right.

Thank the gods. I really hate it when my journal does not scream me. The white from before was nice, but lets face it, I prefer some black in my layouts. FYI, my [info]emberlution is staying as is. I love what I created there. Not changing it!

**puts her paints and graphix away**

Ah yes. MUCH better.
Current Location: elsewhere
Current Mood: accomplished
La Mutant of Repute
18 June 2007 @ 07:14 pm
My first quizzy on IJ  
What color is your soul painted?


Your soul is painted the color red, which embodies the characteristics of love, strength, physical energy, sex, passion, courage, protection, excitement, speed, leadership, power, danger, and respect. Red is the color of the element Fire, and is associated with blood, life and death, birth, volcanoes, and intense emotions.

Personality Test Results

Click Here to Take This Quiz

Quizzes and Personality Tests

This is not a complete surprise. Even though my fave color is orange, I have quite a bit of it in my aura and my hair is dyed a fiery copper....the definition of RED suits me.
La Mutant of Repute
18 June 2007 @ 10:36 am
Am I missing something?  
Why do people, when they go round and round in a parking structure, where you CAN ONLY GO in one direction...turn on their turn signals?

Where else to they think they're gonna go? To the right and out the 3rd story level???
Current Mood: confused
La Mutant of Repute
16 June 2007 @ 10:20 pm
Yes, We Are Open!  
Hi guys! I've decided to create a 2nd InsaneJournal where I can house my Absurd (writings and short stories), my Wicked (pagan and tarot studies) and my Crafty (altered books, icons and graphix). This spot will remain active as I shall use it for rants, daily rambles, pen paling and the like.

Please feel free to go over and take a looksy!

Current Mood: excited
Current Music: Blood on the Dance Floor
La Mutant of Repute
08 June 2007 @ 11:28 am
Insane Support  
Insane Support responded to my query re: the random POOF!ness of some of my comments.

Thank you once again for your report. Support volunteers have been closely monitoring the issue, but are having difficulty identifying the cause. Our investigation has lead us to believe that it may be related to changes made in the site's database, but this is uncertain. This issue has occured before on the site, albeit infrequently. If you notice an instance of this happening again, please let us know so we can continue our investigation.

Unfortunately, it does not seem to be possible to recover the missing comments. This data seems to have disappeared compIetely. I sincerely apologize for this. If you saved the comment emails you received from the site, then you will at least have a record of which comments were posted.

I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Well, at least their honest and don't blow up your skirt. I like that.

So, if anyone else is experiencing this phenomena, hold onto your emails, they might be the only documentation you'll have.
Current Location: not here
Current Mood: calm
La Mutant of Repute
07 June 2007 @ 09:21 am
Calling all friends  
I am tinkering with the idea of combining 3 of my LJ's into one IJ. It will showcase my writings (blurbs, editorials, short stories), pagan studies (priestessly opinions, spiritual theories, my tarot and goddess studies ), and creative spurts (icons, wallpapers, pix of my collages / altered books). Yea, that's quite a bit. Currently it stretches between 3 journals and I wish to consolodate it here.

Why am I telling you all this? Because I wish to pick your creative brains to come up with a user name for me which encompasses all this. LOL!

And why not simply put all that in THIS journal? Because I wish for [info]mutantenemy to be about my daily goings ons, keeping in touch, emotional crap, TMI or simple daily blurbs. The other will be more like my eisel and book of shadows, if that makes sense. ;-)

So far my user name ideas have been pretty bland...




See what I mean? I'll even take suggestions that do not have the word "mutant" in them. So let the ideas flooooooow! :)
Current Location: elsewhere
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: The Police
La Mutant of Repute
06 June 2007 @ 09:09 am
Comments going "POOF!"  
Since yesterday I have noticed something rather odd. My first entry in this InsaneJournal generated roughly 8 comments/replies to it thanks to a convo I was having with Lilbreck. Now it shows none. They've disappeared.

Same goes for yesterday's entry on The Possibilites! Velvetwhip and I commented, as did Oreadno1, so there should be 3 or 4 replies. Again with the NONE.

It's as if they are dropping off and I can not figure out why.

I'm hoping it's just a short term technical snafu due to IJ getting higher traffic all of a sudden from us LJ refugees. And that it will get fixed.

Anyone else experiencing this phenomenia?
Current Location: taps you on the shoulder
Current Mood: confused
La Mutant of Repute
05 June 2007 @ 03:06 pm
The possibilities!!  
Holy crap. I'm tempted to start snagging user names left and right since IJ only has 33,000 people compared to the virtual DIN of LJers I crawled from. On LJ I have roughly 3 or 4 other user names I go by depending on the journal itself.

Oh noooooooes. *holds herself back*

Another thing I've gathered from surfing the interests is the complete lack of I'm used to contributing to. No Wonder Woman Fans asylum. No House Icons asylum. No CURRENT pagan or wiccan asylums. No Tarot aslyum. Hell, there wasn't even a Charmed Icons asylum over here, so I ended up creating one. I'm tempted to make all the others, but I'm hesitant. Will anyone get involved if I do?

Are any of my other friendly, LJ refugees experiencing the same dilema?
La Mutant of Repute
05 June 2007 @ 10:55 am
To lock or not to lock?  
That is the question plaguing my brain today. These spiffy new digs over here in InsaneJournal land is making me ponder whether or not to make this Friends Only...or not. Back on my LJ account I made it F.O. to protect myself from a rather sneaky, back-stabby person. Yet that was over 4 years ago and I just do not feel the need to censor myself any longer.

Hmmmmmmm. **ponder-ponder-ponder**

You know what? Fuck it. This IJ shall remain predominantly public. If I desire to post something intimately TMI, then only my F-List shall suffer. :P

May the freedom of expression commence!
Current Location: over here
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: Kali Thunder