So I generally sit on the couch in front of the TV* (I'm currently nearly always on my laptop, because my parents' laptop is constantly in danger of a meltdown and because my own computer can't connect to our network), and obviously that means that whenever someone wants to use the TV, I get ousted off my favorite spot.
* We only have the one couch; just stating its location.
Usually, I just use another computer, but I was writing fic this time (beaten by the midnight deadline again, alas, but sssh don't tell anyone), so I took my laptop with me in my exile to, you know, continue writing fic. And then my laptop crapped out, yay, so I moved on to the desktop I was already seated behind, and started again--because, you know, midnight was fast approaching--while I waited for my laptop to come back into the land of the living and then start up again so I could put what I'd already written into a private entry.
By the time I was done (totally before 11:58 when I posted it to my fic journal and not twenty minutes ago, shut up), I was rushing to post it (duh), and thankfully I'd already set up much of the header earlier in the evening. Posting it to fic journal: success. Buuut, then I tried to post it to the challenge community, and was thwarted by IE, which had been annoyingly semi-crashing before, but stepped it up just for this moment, apparently--I couldn't even get the page to load in a second tab, and the one I already had open wouldn't respond. Like, at all, in between the annoying pop-ups telling me that the page was no longer responding again, it didn't work either. (It hadn't been that bad, earlier. Just incredibly annoying rather than unworkable.)
And that is my story for today about deadline fail and browser trouble. BRB, retooling that private entry into another "this is an update" private cheat posts.