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Hello lovely flist! After having a bit of a post-holiday slump, today I woke up in a rather manic mood - high 4s to low 5s all day, with no sign of it stopping so far. So, as I'm trying to focus my energy and channel my mania into something easy and safe, I thought I'd share with you guys the kind of day I experience while in a highly manic episode!

Okay so, since waking up at 5 this morning, I have:

  • Scrubbed every inch of the bathroom

  • Cleaned the kitchen and bleached the baseboards

  • Washed, dried, folded and ironed 4 loads of laundry

  • Watched 14 episodes of Hawaii Five-0

  • Read two novellas on my Kindle

  • Washed the windows (outside and in) all around the bottom floor of the house

  • Hoovered all the upstairs carpets and mopped all the downstairs wooden flooring

  • Designed a new tattoo that I'm thinking I might put on my wrist

  • Written 2.5k of my Erised fic, plus 4k of another H/D fic I've been workng on

  • Changed all the bedding in the house

  • Defrosted and cleaned the fridge and freezer

All that, plus having an hour long chat with my best friend about our plans for my birthday on Saturday, dancing with my baby, having a Nerf War with my middle baby, and plotting out revision timetables with my eldest baby, AND I'M STILL NOT DONE. I wish I had something else to clean, but everything is bloody spotless, so, now I'm basically running across my Friend's Page and commenting on everything, as well as reblogging absolutely everything I see on Tumblr. I have so many tabs open that I can't actually see what any of them are they've all been shoved so close together, and now I'm vacillating between reading Steve/Bucky fanfic and Steve/Danno fanfic, because apparently I can't have enough ships.

Oh! Speaking of ships, today I also made a list of all the ships I ship enough to want to read fanfic about:

  1. Steve/Bucky (Marvel)

  2. Steve/Danno (Hawaii Five-0)

  3. Thorin/Bilbo (The Hobbit)

  4. Daniel Jackson/Jack O'Neill (Stargate: SG-1)

  5. John Sheppard/Rodney McKay (Stargate: Atlantis)

  6. Stiles/Derek (Teen Wolf)

  7. Dean/Castiel (Supernatural)

  8. Mike/Harvey (Suits)

  9. Arthur/Merlin (Merlin)

  10. Harry/Draco (obviously)

There are others I've read about, but I decided to only include the ones that I've expressly gone looking for because I needed that fix, but either way, I think 10 separate ships that each has the power to rip my soul out through my chest is enough to be going on with for now, right? It is possible that I might need an intervention...

BUT ANYWAY, YEAH. This is me in a highly manic phase, fun right? Has anyone ever seen the film Hoodwinked? Because my eldest daughter always laughs and says I'm like the squirrel who overdosed on caffeine when I get like this:


I kinda like it tbh, because I get a lot of things done, I feel great about EVERYTHING, plus I manage to talk really really fast without stuttering, which is something I can't do on normal/lower days.

Aaaaand I'm gonna go now, byeeee!

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Date: 2015-08-27 12:55 am (UTC)
eidheann_writes: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eidheann_writes
You could come clean my house. That sounds like more than I accomplished in the past week.

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Date: 2015-08-27 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Haha, it's basically all the things I should have been doing over the last two weeks and didn't, because I was feeling a bit 'meh' after coming back from holiday! <3

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Date: 2015-08-27 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dicta-contrion.livejournal.com
Holy shit. Do you write dissertations? That's an amazing amount done in a day!!

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Date: 2015-08-27 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
LOL, it is amazing what you can do if you don't actually sit down and breathe for like, 18 hours! Seriously though, when I was studying for my degrees, I used to wait to do my assignments until I hit a manic phase, because I knew I could write them easily - the downside was that I ran the risk of going off on a really weird tangent and still think it great, but the upside was that I managed to write my 20k dissertation for my undergrad in 2 days so, it balanced out, haha!

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Date: 2015-08-27 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amorette.livejournal.com
You know... sometimes when I get very manic, I sort of love it? Because look at all the shit you can get done!!

I am with you on lots of these pairings, although I've also not seen lots of the shows/movies on that list. I am into Thorin/Bilbo, Harry/Draco, Stiles/Derek, and er... that's it :D

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Date: 2015-08-27 07:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Yes, exactly! And everything feels great, too! My social anxiety drops way down, mainly because I'm too busy doing and thinking about stuff to worry about anything, which is kinda cool! <3

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Date: 2015-08-27 06:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nia_kantorka
Holy moly, hon!
Just in comparision a normal day of mine where I actually got something done. My lazy bum did the hoovering yesterday. I wrote a rec and started a new story (just title and the first sentences to get a feeling for what I want to do) and felt pretty amazing about my accomplished things on top of the normal work-and-family-things. ....
Then I read your list and my jaw dropped. LOL

Let's hope it's going back to your normal 3-4s and nothing lower. I can't remember if you told us about what's normal after a 4-5 or how long those go on. And I'm glad that you found pretty safe outlets. Won't forget your story about going for a swim in the North Sea in the middle of the night and November. Take care, sweetheart, no matter the amount of energy you'll have today! *hugs*

We overlap with a few of our pairings. What I'd read if the summary can catch me:
Harry/Draco (obviously),
Sherlock/John (obviously),
Arthur/Eames (Inception),
Bilbo/Thorin (Hobbit)
Loki/Steve (Marvel) and Loki/Nuada (Marvel/Hellboy - there was this one fic series and Alby drew them),
Mike/Harvey (totally your fault - :D)
Eric/Charles (X-Men FC)
Merlin/Arthur
Q/007 (James Bond)
Brad Colbert/Nate Fick (Generation Kill)

Oi, I need to go to work.
*waves*

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Date: 2015-08-27 07:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
omg, I totally forgot Arthur/Eames and Erik/Charles!! So, that makes 12 which, is totally an acceptable number of ships, right?

I'm coming down from the high a little bit now, having had a couple of hours sleep (high 4s today). I'm generally an Up-Swinger, so I tend to stay around high 3s/low 4s most of the time. But yeah, having dealt with this for 20 years now, I have systems in place to make sure that I don't do anything too stupid, and I have people watching me to make sure I don't slip and go completely nuts - and they get to have fun watching me go hyper at the same time, so yay for them! Thanks for your concern though, my darling! <3

Have a good day at work!

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Date: 2015-08-27 11:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] besamislabios
Oh wow, so much done, I don't even know what to say. Take care. <3

Harry/Draco is my longest ship, and Bucky/Steve is my new shiny one, and I love them so!!

Speaking of stucky, do you have favorite fics, or maybe favorite writers?

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Date: 2015-08-27 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
I do have some fave fics, and a couple of great authors I have bookmarked. Would you like me to message you with some recs?

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Date: 2015-08-27 04:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] besamislabios
If it's not too much trouble, I'd love to. Thanks. :)

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Date: 2015-08-27 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
No problem! Give me a couple hours to go through my bookmarks, and I'll message you with a few good ones :D

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Date: 2015-08-27 12:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] capitu
Ohh, holy wow. That's a lot to get done in one day. Darling, you OK? *hugs*

Question, I'm sorry if it's a stupid question, but do you wake up tired the next day, after one of these days?

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Date: 2015-08-27 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Not a stupid question at all! And no, not really, at least not mentally. The up-swings tend to give me a burst of adrenaline, so all I'm doing is using that extra stuff while I'm rushing around. I do sometimes get a bit achey in the body once my moods calm down a little, just from not being used to running around quite so much, haha!

And I'm wonderful, thanks for askng! I got a lot done, and I expelled the energy in a safe way, and now I'm easily sliding back to my usual mid-range mood, so all is good! <3

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Date: 2015-08-27 02:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gracerene
Holy moly productivity! I'm liking all the words! :D

And the ships! It's always great to have a fellow multi-shipper! I think I did a post the other day on my tumblr of all of my main ships, and there were...a lot! LOL! And yeah, that's not even counting all the side pairings I also read/love!

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Date: 2015-08-27 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren3210.livejournal.com
Yeah, Nia reminded me of a couple more I also ship - I knew I was forgetting some! There are probably more out there that I missed, and I have so many other side pairings too!

Multi-shippers unite! <3
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