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Jul. 31st, 2015

Went to see the doctor yesterday. He thinks I have no long-term effects from the concussion (good), cleared me to go back to work next week (better) and said I may not even have to stay on blood pressure meds long-term (best). He noted that I've had no serious BP issues in the past (save for a couple of spikes when I was ill or in pain from an injured back). He thinks I may have passed out behind the wheel due to a blood pressure spike from stress, and that if I reduce stress in my daily life I should be okay. (One good thing about this - it's forced certain coworkers and family members to see that they don't need to rely on me for every-freaking-thing and there's some things they can do themselves). He told me to buy a home blood pressure cuff and monitor my pressure at home, and if it keeps going down try weaning myself off the meds.

So Byou Doll and I have continued to take it easy on the bed most of the time (finished binge-watching all the Steven Universe eps that are available to date). I've been gradually introducing more activity back into my life, though. Yesterday, I went back to work on the fanfic I started before the accident, and this morning I actually did some light cleaning - vacuuming and the like. Still have nasty black-and-blue marks and soreness in my right wrist where they had to take a blood gas test in the emergency room - thank God I'm left-handed.

Interesting thing about the fanfic (which is for another Season of Kink square and is Camera Eye-verse). I seem to have this thing for every fandom/band where I ship against the tide (well, except for Alice Nine, where I ship the standard Shou/Hiroto and Tora/Saga). The entire Royz fandom is convinced Subaru and Kuina are an actual not-just-doing-fanservice couple - so of course, I'm shipping Subaru with Tomoya. It just came out of nowhere and feels right. (Might have something to do with my recent tendency for vocalist/drummer shipping, too - see also Byou and Jin).

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gazerockislife
Jul. 31st, 2015 04:12 pm (UTC)

Yay! You're ok!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁

puss_nd_boots
Aug. 2nd, 2015 05:24 pm (UTC)
So far, so good! My blood pressure still isn't down to "normal" but at least it's not at the heart attack numbers it was in the hospital!
hamhamheaven
Jul. 31st, 2015 11:17 pm (UTC)
Glad the dr. gave you so much good news! As to shipping...the muses want what the muses want, and there's no arguing with them. Subaru and Tomoya were precious the way you wrote them together. And I've always felt that good writing can make any ship sail. ^_^
puss_nd_boots
Aug. 2nd, 2015 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's always the muses who insist on a given pairing, too. A couple of times I've had a pairing pop into my head and said "WTF? Where did that come from?" Byou/Jin was a perfect example - that literally happened mid-fic. But it worked out beautifully.
ldybastet
Aug. 2nd, 2015 07:19 am (UTC)
So glad to hear you're feeling better!!! *hugs* Accidents are scary things, and so are concussions! Stress really is no friend of ours, by the sound of it. <3

It's kind of fun how shipping goes. Almost like love. ;) A pairing just grabs us and then it seems impossible to not see it. I often ship differently from other people as well (no Reituki, for instance, and I keep giving Kai sex with actual band members LOL), but I just can't write pairings I can't feel the "rightness" for. So, go you for shipping what you ship! \o/
puss_nd_boots
Aug. 2nd, 2015 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Scary isn't the word - I keep thinking of how this could have been a lot worse. The concussion was bad enough! Shipping is definitely like love - it has no reason and no logic sometimes, but when it's right, it's right. And yeah, when I have pairings, I never fully unsee them. I may have shipped Kai with a ton of other guys both in and out of the band, but to me, he still ultimately belongs to Uruha.
golden_kimono
Aug. 2nd, 2015 07:55 am (UTC)
So glad to hear you're okay! And that you've even found a positive thing in all this.

As for shipping: I often ship the rarer pairings too, with some exceptions. If I see chemistry, there's not much I can do about that. XD And sometimes I don't see that kind of chemistry in the more popular pairings for some reason. It's best to write what you want instead of what fandom might expect.
puss_nd_boots
Aug. 2nd, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
I found a pretty big positive, really. I'm taking it as a warning from the powers that be that I was on my way to total burnout.

Oh, there's a LOT of times when I don't see popular pairing chemistry. Like Reituki. That one has always escaped me - and yet, there are all these people in the fandom who believe "REITUKI IS REAL OMG!!!" Same thing with Aoiha - to me, Aoi has much more chemistry with Kazuki. And heck, even my cross-band crack pairings just feel right based on a photo (Yuuki/Yo-ka came from a photoshoot the did together for Club ZY) or even just their personalities. So yes, it's far better to write what feels right to YOU than catering to the masses - you end up with a much more heartfelt fic, by any means.
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