the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind) wrote,
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone

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My national bard once wrote...

... the best laid plans of mice and men, gang aft agley.

Too damn true. One, woke up this morning to find a reminder that I hadn't posted the winners for last week's zeppo_stillness challenge so I had to get right on that. Plus I had to post the new challenge as well, my brain just was not for working this weekend!

Two, I got caught up reading fic before work this morning (naol's new fic "Getting Hooked" - really cute (and buyable) post-Chosen B/X) and ended up not actually getting dressed until the time I'm normally leaving the house.

Three, since I was running late anyway I decided that when I got in to the office I wouldn't start work straight away (ah the joys of flexi-time) but would instead get caught up on the various writing projects I have underway. So I get in, after the four day weekend I just had, log in to the computer only to discover that they've worked on the staff server over the weekend and I can't access my profile or my network space. Guess where all my WIPs are? It'll be 9 before the IT department get in and flick the switch so we can access our profiles so I'm now sitting here with countless ideas for fics and nowhere to write them, if I save anything to the space I'm logged into then I doubt I'll ever see them again after this morning.


So that's pretty much an hour wasted this morning just waiting to access my network space. I suppose I could maybe start work, but dammit I'd already decided not to before I got here!

From the Sunday Herald:

THE Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has arranged two extra screenings of Serenity, the feature-film directorial debut of Joss Whedon, creator of the cult TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel, following the “extraordinary” demand for its world premiere.
The Oscar and Emmy- nominated Whedon wrote and directed Serenity, which is the big-screen incarnation of his TV series Firefly.

The action thriller, set 500 years in the future, will now have two additional screenings, arranged by the festival and the film’s distributor, Uni ted International Pictures.

The film is not due to make its US theatrical debut until September 30, and will open at cinemas in the UK and Ireland on October 7.

EIFF artistic director Shane Danielsen, who has described Whedon as more influential in TV sci-fi and fantasy than anybody since Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, said: “When we get such a clear signal from the fans that they’re so passionate about a particular film, we’re more than happy, wherever we can, to make additional screen ings possible.”

Serenity will receive its official gala premiere screening on Monday, August 22, to be followed on August 23 by a Reel Life interview with the writer and director.

The first extra screening will be a matinee on August 23. The second will be part of the Festival’s Best of the Fest line-up on August 28. Tickets will not be available until tomorrow, July 18. Full details of ticket availability will be posted shortly on the EIFF website.

The programme for this year’s EIFF is being distributed with today’s Sunday Herald. The event, which was launched in 1947 as part of of the Edinburgh International Festival, is now the longest continuously running film festival in the world.

Second Edit Grrr. Our IT department asked us a while back if we were reporting a problem in our department to only have one person contact them about it. Fine, no problem, so knowing others had contacted them about the lack of profile access this morning I didn't do anything. Everyone's sorted now, except me. Because apparently each of us had to contact them indivudally to do it. Wish they'd make up their minds!
Tags: fic recs, fic wips, serenity, work
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