shelbycobra: (Has a headache)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
I think you should give up on the idea of my birthday ever being a thing. I know you love to write all sorts of holiday posts, but this is the second year nothing has happened. At least last year I won a race. This year is just, I don't know what it is. I don't think people care about birthdays once you get past like 21.

You did say some of the other drivers got me presents. I'm sure Mom and Dad got me something too. So at least that was nice, but you don't have to make every milestone in my life a major RP event. Just write a ficlet about it and we'll skip the letdown.
grailknight: (smile: slight)
[personal profile] grailknight
I have conveyed to you before that I don't mind being alone. If it is a state I am in, you will hear no complaints from me. The thing to keep in mind is that things are constantly changing. There is a blessing in that, believe me.

I will admit that finding more Kingsman would be exciting for the both of us, I am ready to fully admit that they might not there to be found.But this status will not last long; there is a trailer coming.

Which brings up the point of how I will be depicted in the sequel. I have no requests for how that shouod take place. I have changed so much since then. Whatever happens to my screen self really bares no connection to me; we are not at the mercy of a plot that we ourselves are not orchastrating. Remember that.
shelbycobra: (Default)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
We can both agree that not having brakes on my car is a bad idea. I obviously would like to be able to stop and not crash. But I'm not sure calling in Tobey is the solution. What makes you think he's going to fly all the way from New York just to look at my car? There's nothing in it for him, aside from painful memories.

I do know you should probably talk to my friends, because I'd like to think someone in my life would have seen the race and been slightly concerned by me almost catching on fire.

If this is how the first week goes I am going to absolutely love this season. And that is not sarcasm this time. This'll be fun.
shelbycobra: (Definitely pissed at you)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
No, I don't think he left me. Don't be a dick about it.

We've got six days until the season starts, four until I have to leave anyway, so you want to focus on that?
shelbycobra: (Headphones)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
I'm so sorry that you've got these new problems now. The good news is X-rays aren't that bad. I've had several. And hopefully they'll come back clear and with these new medications everything will be okay soon enough.

And I mean, I'm dating a doctor. If anyone can make you feel better about this it's him. He saves pandas for a living.

Just relax and we'll find you something fun that'll make you forget all about this. If we could handle all the crazy that happened last year with the merger and the dissolution of the merger and my dad, we can handle this. I promise you.
shelbycobra: (Oh no you didn't)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
No, seriously, what just happened?

You pick a storyline for me to follow and it ends up being the one where I win the Race of Champions? Where I wind up in the Nations Cup semifinals? Maybe you better start playing the lottery because you - we - are really lucky.

I'm incredibly humbled to represent my country and my sport in the way I have. I didn't expect any of this when I signed up. But I'm honored that I was able to have this shot, and the only way it could have been better was if my boyfriend could have seen it.

Which is what matters now. My work is done and I'm exhausted and I just want to spend time with the man I love. I want to see how being apart has affected us and have that reunion he said we were in for. That's what is worth writing now - how my career will change my relationship and me having to figure out these challenges I've never had before. We learned from last season that I can win all the races and it doesn't mean anything if nobody is there.

So if you really want to end this well, just find me Connor and a pizza. Because I'd trade the trophy for him in a heartbeat.
shelbycobra: (In the pits)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
As weird as it feels to have you writing me stuck in bed and not on a plane to Daytona...I need you to focus on my personal life, not my professional one. If Connor isn't happy then giving up the Rolex 24 and all of that won't mean anything. He's who all of this is for.

I'll handle my business with the Race of Champions. I always do; that's not what I'm concerned about. What I'm worried about is making sure the man I love is taken care of, and that all the things we've been through recently haven't complicated our relationship. Focus on that and the racing will work itself out. I'm not a champion for nothing.

Although the back spasm was an unnecessary touch. I hate you for that.
flirtyengineer: (uh no)
[personal profile] flirtyengineer
The Rams being blown out by Arizona makes you think of me. My ex-hometown football team being humiliated on national television makes you think that bringing me back out is a good idea. I guess I should be happy but really I'm kind of mortified. Like anyone else is going to want to talk about the disastrous state of the team with me anyway.

If it makes you happy I'll vent for a little bit but don't be surprised if this doesn't mean anything. There are reasons I got mothballed you know. Very good-looking and valid reasons.
butthemiracleneverhappen: (:bored)
[personal profile] butthemiracleneverhappen
You are right to assume a murder-game would bore me, Mundane. I have had my fill of murder between the last three gameboards I've borne witness to. The bloody taste of that particular genre has simply burned out my palate. Perhaps Lambdadelta would still find it sweet - but then, she always preferred the same, familiar candy on her tongue or in her mind. Perhaps for her, murder is to stories as konpeito is to food. I am not so easily sated.

And you know full well how poorly I take to being bored. That's the curse of witches, isn't it? How lethal boredom can be?

This [community profile] synodiporia is promising, I admit. A game where one is expected to shift tone, genre, aspect, and powers on jaunts beyond my usual liminal space... quite a promising variety of fragments for me to wander. I can only imagine how proud of yourself you must feel for finding a game that you think suits me that well. I go so far to admit that the Hanged Man is an apt symbol for me.

I understand that an old... acquaintance of mine will be there, and that if Battler shall join them that you intend to take me there as well? How nostalgic you must find it, to imagine us drinking tea together, and yet it's nostalgia for a game you've known of for so short a span of time. How very human of you.

You do realize that if I go there, it will not have a happy ending, don't you?

You do realize that I am a witch, right?
shelbycobra: (Default)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
It's not as simple as you want to make it, mun.

I'm not deciding for my boyfriend where he wants to spend Christmas. He is a grown man who can make his own choice and so is his mun. I'm sure he'll pop up before the holiday and you can ask what he wants to do.

And if he wants to come to Florida? That's not just some Norman Rockwell painting holiday warm and fuzzy whatever. It'll be the first time I've seen Dad since he quit. The first time Dad will have ever seen my boyfriend. And do you remember how badly he reacted the last time I introduced him to somebody? It was all "Shelby Elizabeth Diana Manning." Both my middle names.

...Granted that's because I was also engaged by the time I got there but still.

This is a big deal, and I think you owe it to everybody involved to get it right. Don't cause a problem just because you're impatient to write fluffy Christmas crap.
privatelives: (he makes me smile)
[personal profile] privatelives
Yeah, that made me think about marrying Connor, too. It would be really sweet if that was how we did it. But to do that I actually have to talk to Connor first.

Even if it doesn't happen I can say I was part of something really special, and that's good enough for me.
shelbycobra: (Making a phone call)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
Can we talk about you deciding it's fun to embarrass me? I know I'm blonde but I'm not stupid. And if you playing me for laughs all the time makes me lose Connor I will murder you with your own keyboard.

Plus, I'm pretty sure Tommy thinks I'm a complete idiot now so thanks for spoiling a friendship I really could've used at the moment.

All I want is one night where I can go dancing and to dinner and to be a normal girl. Is it that hard for you to do without puns or me mistexting somebody?

And you wonder why I'm thirty going on fifty.
shelbycobra: (Definitely pissed at you)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
Fuck you.

I know you like to keep me historically accurate, but fuck you. This is one time you could have deviated from reality and not wrecked my life.
shelbycobra: (Default)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
Oh my God I'm so bored.

[Exaggerated sigh.]

I don't know what to do without a race. And I don't think you know what to do with me without a race.

You should find Tommy's mun and apologize for dropping that thread. Because he was really fun and I would've liked to get to know him better.

And there's the Championship Celebration and its open bar which hopefully will be fun for my friends to tease me about being in a dress.

But other than that do we even have a clue right now? Nobody is going to tag a thread where I'm talking about mowing the lawn. Not unless it's a very awkward euphemism. So seriously, what are we going to do until March? What do normal people post about?
privatelives: (showing up on your doorstep)
[personal profile] privatelives
I'm nervous about fitting in too. The only reason you brought me to Chicago was my friendship with Kelly, and then I stayed for Jeff. But I'm here now and I want to stay. I want to find out what happens to Jeff and if he might need my help. And Connor and I have barely started getting to know each other. There's a lot going on here that I want to be a part of.

I know you don't really know the canon, but we're going to learn it as we go along. And we can always ask for help. That's what you taught me to do. We'll figure it out together and I'm sure the other muns will have ideas too.

...Except for the whole Casey situation. That you're on your own with.
shelbycobra: (Making a phone call)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
Here we go. The big one. The last race of the season, at my favorite racetrack of the series, and at the end of it there's supposed to be a trophy and a bottle of champagne for me. This is going to be a huge weekend.

What would make it mean a lot to me is if you're able to round up some of my friends and loved ones to share it with me. I haven't gotten to see many of them all season, and that's been a bit hard for me. Maybe you can put out some feelers and find a couple of them for me to bring to Sonoma?

Red would be amazingly proud of me if he saw this. He predicted it after all. I'm still wondering what happened to John, there's Tobey of course, and I'm starting to think Mike did something and got himself in trouble.

But try and find them, okay? This could be the biggest day of my career - hopefully not, but it could - and I'm not going to be happy if you end up having to write it as a blog post again.
shelbycobra: (Making a phone call)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
I'm really excited about being back in New York. I really want to take Mike out for that dinner I owe him. I miss talking to him; he always makes me laugh and he has to be one of the craziest people that I know. In a good way, of course!

But I'm glad that I can come back and see the garage. I want to make sure that Tobey, Julia and the team are doing okay. If I hadn't spent a year in that garage I wouldn't be where I am now. So I should go back there and see how things are now. Maybe pick up a wrench again and get my hands dirty. I still know how to do repair work.

This trip should be good for me. You've always been saying I should go back and now I have an actual reason to go back. Let's make the most of it, make amends and maybe I can finally tell him how I feel, too.

Oh yeah - and win this friggin' race.
privatelives: (good impressions)
[personal profile] privatelives

What is it with me and doctors that I keep getting mixed up with them? You still have to figure out how to retcon Jeff, and I still want to know what Jack is up to...I think Connor is the only doctor I managed not to embarrass myself in front of. And that probably doesn't count since we only met once. Although he seemed like a nice guy.

If you want to keep playing me you probably should stick to letting me treat patients and stop letting me try to have a social life. It'd be a lot less embarrassing.
parapraxis: (Nightlife)
[personal profile] parapraxis
I want a house in the Hamptons. Except it wouldn't be in the Hamptons since we're in Los Angeles. How about Malibu? Can I have a massive house in Malibu? I want a Tony Stark level of house.

I think for all the crap you've put me through having to sneak-date my boss and get drunk-texted by my ex-husband, you can handwave me a house.
shelbycobra: (Smiles in the backyard)
[personal profile] shelbycobra
So I know I've been complaining a little recently...okay, a lot...but things are really looking up. We get to go back to racing this weekend finally. And my back feels fantastic and I feel really confident in our chances.

Plus the clean bill of health means I can take Mike out on that date I've owed him since forever. And to see Tobey come back again - I can't tell you how much that means to me. I have so much that I never said to him and it's also just important to have someone else around who's a racer and understands what it's like. That's not in your head.

Things are going to look up. I believe it. We got through this. And I'm going to celebrate by taking this cake to my boyfriend's office and apologizing for spending the last three weeks keeping him waiting.