April 14th, 2007


Remixing + Isis Awards

Just to pimp it out, incase anyone reading might be interested in joining the remix fun - gateverse_remix. It's the one ficathon-esque thing I'm allowing myself to sign up for, mainly given it has a healthy amount of time between assignment and deadline.

Also on a fandom related note, thank you to those who nominated me for the Isis Awards. I have 3 fics nominated this year, 2 McKay/Weir (A Mutual Feeling & XYZ) and also 1 Kavanagh/Simpson (Nostalgia), which was squeeful to see up on the list today since I wasn't expecting any non-M/W noms. To be honest I wasn't entirely sure if I'd get anything nominated because my fic output has been low this last year, not exactly putting me on anyone's radar, and in that time I've barely written any M/W to boot. So it was a pleasant enough surprise just to see I had two noms for that - it cheered me up. Big hugs to you, whoever you are.

If you are or were recently a student - read this post

Apparently Inland Revenue is rather screwing all of us with student loans over, at least a little bit. There's a petition against what they're doing here but for an explanation of what's going on I refer to hannah_hinda's post here

EDIT: This has been pointed out.

"If you have been identified as a PAYE or Self-Assessment repayer, interest accrual will be suspended from the start of the tax year until the end-of-year repayment details are received from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) (formerly the Inland Revenue). Interest for the previous year will then be calculated and applied to your account retrospectively upon receipt of your repayment details."

Apparently the above explains how we're not being screwed over, though I don't really understand how since all it says is it's suspend until end of tax year when it's then calculated - doesn't say how it's calculated, if we pay less interest each month based on how much the previous month paid off of the loan. I'm still confused personally...