Jul. 24th, 2017 08:08 pm
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*spends two hours crocheting part of a shawl that is supposed, excluding any row-currently-in-progress, to be rectangular throughout the process*

*puts it down for several hours*

*picks it back up and discovers it's trapezoidal*

New Bill icon: get!

Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:17 pm
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Bleh )

Speaking of the pool! The most hilarious thing happened: I was swimming along and then, suddenly, a bunch of fighter jets flies outside the window with blue-white-red fumes behind them. Took me a while to realise wtf was going on: the Patrouille de France was doing a Tour de France related thing.

Swimming details )

I need to sign up for [community profile] remixrevival and so do you!


Under a cut, because images )

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:09 pm
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Do scented soaps and lotions taste good to kittan?

Clearly I am approaching due for either figuring out how to clip Thea's claw tips or how to apply the red plastic thingies.



Jul. 21st, 2017 11:02 pm
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I haven't quite reached peak asshole yet, but I feel like if this were a Disney movie, you'd be able to hear the opening strings of my villain song right about now. (Cause: heat, sleep deprivation and people telling me what the fuck to do. NO. FUCK YOU.)

Somewhere around the mid-afternoon, I started being interested in Critical Role again and got through an hour of podcast in the rest of the afternoon! This is much slower than I was going before the brainwipe hit, but it's also much faster than me taking over a week to get through the previous episode (that was ep 62, fyi). So I guess there's that.

In happier news, we are apparently fucking finally a Kaamelott movie! :D Time for a rewatch, me thinks.

"I'm the pilot!"

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:13 pm
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Woke up early this morning to hit Target for the Bodhi Rook (Rogue One) Pop with T. Turns out, they did not have him in stock. Anywhere in the state, apparently. However, he was available to order on the website, so I have snagged him and he will be mine as soon as he arrives sometime next week. Squee and delight.

From there, we drove to Hot Topic, where we made friends with some other people waiting in line. As soon as they opened the gates, we made a mad dash for the Occamy (Fantastic Beasts), Luna Lovegood wearing spectrespecs (Harry Potter), and Baby with Dean (Supernatural). I wandered the store while T. got in line to check out.

Since I had really hoped we would be able to find her Pops, I was ecstatic with the development of the day.

After we left Hot Topic, we decided to hop on over to Barnes and Noble, just to see if they happened to have any more Aragorn/Arwen (Lord of the Rings
sets. As it turned out, they did, and we grabbed the prettiest box, and the flocked Lorax for my elementary school librarian mum.

T. insisted that we not leave the store without picking something out for me, so she got me my birthday present early and I chose the S.F. Figuarts Sailor Chibi Moon, bringing me one step closer to having a full Senshi army on my bookshelf. (I'm missing Uranus, because I have failed Michiru terribly. I
 am also missing Tuxedo Kamen, but he doesn't count.)

I'm so blessed to have T. in my life. She and my sister are my best friends, and I
 don't know what I would do without them.

After she dropped me off at my place, P. called wanting to hang out, so we went to a local used book/video store. Whereupon I picked up Rogue One on Blu Ray. I'm a little disappointed that it didn't come with the digital code, but that's what you get for buying used movies, I guess.

All in all, it was a great day.

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Jul. 20th, 2017 11:24 am
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Belatedly, Maple Syrup Rebellion is up!

Still selling fiction! Don't forget you can get bonus stories from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer if you buy stories from me!

Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 20

Jul. 20th, 2017 01:51 am
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Project: Underground
Genre: Fanfiction
Target goal: 126,000 words
Current status: 115,279 words
Status: Complete draft

So I have not only run out of book, but run out of plot and subplot as well.
As much as I wanted to hit the 125k mark, it's not going to happen with this story. Which is a shame because I really thought I could make it this year.

I've adjusted my goal in the NaNoWriMo tracker to reflect my work, because regardless of the fact that I
 didn't reach my first goal, I wrote twice as much as the NaNo standard, and I'm counting this as a win.

Ultimately, I'm proud of myself, because I've never managed to hit 100,000 words before, so as disappointed as I am that I couldn't hit the original estimate, I did something I've never done before. And now that I know I can do it, and do it in a month, it'll be easier next time.

Especially considering the original draft twelve years ago came out to 75,000 words, I need to acknowledge how far I've come. I didn't write 100k of nothing. It's solid plot, and while I'll cut and trim down words in the editing process, the bulk of these words are necessary to advance the story.

I'm over the moon with my progress as a writer.

This morning, T. and I head out to the Great Beyond in search of SDCC exclusive Funko Pops because we have problems. (She wants Dean with Baby, Luna with glasses, and the Occamy. I want Bodhi Rook.) It's going to be hectic, but fun.

Wish us luck!

Doctor Who thoughts

Jul. 19th, 2017 11:51 pm
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1: The Doctor is a woman, FUCKING FINALLY. (I've always low-key resented 11 and 12 for not being girls every since the possibility was brought up in Eleventh Hour.)

2: I need a Bill icon. YESTERDAY.
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5:00 a.m. musings

Jul. 17th, 2017 04:44 am
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1. I have run out of book in Underground, approximately 23,000 words before my planned length. As exciting as it is to have a finished first draft, I'm a little frustrated with my underwriting habit and inability to make the word count. Therefore, I've added a much needed new subplot, and I'm going back in a separate folder to write the new scenes. I'll add them into the final manuscript later.

2. There's a superfluous crocodile in the Underground manuscript. Specifically, there's a superfluous deinosuchus in the Underground manuscript. I have no regrets. She is big and beautiful and my baby girl. I love her.

3. Crocodilians are such amazing animals, though. They are gigantic, beautiful prehistoric beasts. And I adore them, so much. Just let me be a swamp witch in the Everglades and tame alligators to do my bidding and eat the rude...

4. I have decided to donate my skull to a production of Hamlet when I die. At least then I know my head will go to good use.

5. I have succeeded in choosing an ending for Slippery When Wet, and I am pleased with myself for making progress there.

6. Underground officially has a sequel in the planning, because I am a ridiculous marshmallow. I'm not sure on a title yet, but it's almost certainly going to be taken from A Midsummer Night's Dream. EDIT: Consulted with my brother. The working title is Spirits of Another Sort.

7. I need to add a second monitor to my desktop for editing purposes. I have the extra monitor, I just need a VGA to HDMI adapter to get it installed. Time for a trip to Staples.

8. The grad school search goes slow and painful, and I don't want to think about how I'm going to pay for it.

9. I recently discovered that the BBC has a Three Musketeers television show. I checked out the first season from my library to look into it. I'm hoping that it's relatively accurate to the book, because it's a favorite of mine.

10. I am devastated at the news of George Romero's death, partially because he was a phenomenal director, and partially because I am terrified that his death will herald the zombie apocalypse, and there is no way I'm prepared for that nonsense.

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Jul. 16th, 2017 09:11 pm
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I am doing divination the next two days over [personal profile] alexeigynaix way. First card-equivalent is free, money-wise, though I do ask every querent to say something kind or encouraging to someone else by way of payment.

Other than that, don't expect to see much of me online until Tuesday.


[personal profile] balsamandash is doing a one-card draw, too.

What'd I miss?

Jul. 17th, 2017 12:37 am
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Anything happen while I was away?


Jul. 16th, 2017 02:39 pm
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Does this mean we can have crossover fic where Sam is really the Doctor taking a break cos the TARDIS is messed up or smth, and when it gets fixed she takes Moses and Pest with her across the universe as Companions? PLEASE CAN WE HAVE THIS????

....or I could just write it myself, fucking hell.

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Jul. 15th, 2017 10:09 pm
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well, at least my [community profile] pod_together—the one I didn't drop—has finally come together all the way? GOOD THING TOO as today is fic deadline :P

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Jul. 15th, 2017 12:52 pm
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Do you want to explain

Why you are handing me


(Script for stageplay)

[mass effect] we play cyclops

Jul. 15th, 2017 03:46 am
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Mass Effect Original Trilogy
Garrus Vakarian/Female Shepard
2.7k words; General Audiences
Written for the 2017 Not Prime Time Exchange

"A Krogan, a Salarian, and a Vorcha walk into a bar," Garrus says to his audience of one.

read on ao3


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