I immediately regret my life

Oct. 21st, 2017 01:46 pm
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[personal profile] seventhe
So let's say I was going to make a terrible life choice and try to do NaNoWriMo. This is a bad decision, by the way, because I am trying to recover my house and prepare for hosting thanksgiving, and it's difficult to convince my brain to write words when there are chores to be done. (In my mental hierarchy, writing is only a hobby, and thus becomes optional; whereas keeping up with basic adulthood and cleaning the home are higher priority requirements - which only comes into play because my energy pool is so critically limited.)


The thing is, I have plenty of ideas, and some even in the conception stage, but they're mostly problematic in some way that adds some risk to a project I have only 10 days to prepare for...

- Ausrine (A Poly Pilot, Genderqueer Vampire, and Lesbian Werewolf Explore Space) - I have incredibly amazing and complex backstory, worldbuilding, setting, and a vague semblance of a plot, but not necessarily enough of a structure to keep it from becoming My Giant Infodump about these characters

- Shattering (In Which Sev Plays With God/Goddess Archetypes) - there's some plot, and the entire point of this story was to push forward and let the plot direct itself, but I'm having trouble working with what sort of religious archetypes I can pull and use and where the line of disrespect/appropriation lies, to a point where the writing often stutters

- Feyhaven/Witchhaven (My Self-Insert OC has Cats and Magic) - may or may not share a world with Shattering - promises to be really fun writing, urban fantasy (or rural fantasy, really), but like, what's plot

- Beacon (The Dragomire Family Magnum Opus) - has outlines, plot, everything is ready to go -- but this is nowhere near a 50K word tale, this is my crowning glory project, and even though most everything is ready to proceed I'm not sure if *I* am ready to truly dive in

- Fanfiction - fuck it, anything from Harry Potter to Final Fantasy crossover porn, just write the things

- The First Day of Autumn - has everything it needs to be word dumped, at least; started in a previous year and just got blocked/stumped

- Overflow - another previous NaNo project - same, in terms of things that were started and then blocked themselves

- The Mundane One With The Lesbian Werewolf, The Truth Witch, and Detective Work - needs to be flushed and fleshed out - easy setting, should be simple enough to push a simple plot through and make A Book


I think that's most of what I have sitting in the brainshelves; I'm sure I'll think of "the best one" approximately 35 minutes from now. It's hard to look at these and see which one wants to walk me through 50,000 words to success with a minimum of research/plotting time and a maximum of word dumping time.

Someone just tell me this is a bad idea

sleep good, stubborn bad xD

Oct. 21st, 2017 03:05 am
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SO, progress update on Inktober, cuz I should try to do at least one a week.

... I did 6 pokemon drawings so far. Am mid-sketch of a 7th and did a sketch of someone (I was thinking of a Homestuck kid) dabbing... I don't know why, I was inspired in the moment. xD

At this point, I know I'm too lazy to get the whole 31 drawings done, at least not by halloween. We'll see, of course. xD

Writing-wise, um, nothing much? I still have two fics I haven't started to write. And I read over an incomplete Homestuck fic from 2013 and made some edits on it. Then I searched for the snippet of the third chapter I was talking about in an earlier post. I added like one sentence to it and realized I wasn't 1000% confident I could still get their voices right?? So I'm holding off on too much Homestuck stuff until I refresh myself with a new read through...

Or, you know, watch the read throughs on youtube because do you know how long Homestuck is??? It's not even completely read through on YT so I'd still have to read like all of Act 6. @.@ (But then, maybe I will actually just read it all? I dunno yet.)

And this reminds me I fell behind a chapter of Gunnerkrigg Court. Anyone else still reading it? =D

I want to make a playlist to go with NaNo story, cuz I saw there's a badge for doing it and I like badges, and playlists! So once I hammer out my story more, I'll be doing that. =3

Now for some sleep! x.x

mostly just idle drawing

Oct. 20th, 2017 01:26 pm
suzume: My Suzume character smiling and drawing (a picture of Kimblee from FMA) (drawing - my idea of a good time)
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Cutting (overly shaded ^^;) peaches. Drawn back in September in a waiting room while we were still enjoying the ‘these peaches are so great!’ time of year.

And then other mostly small and/or b/w drawings. )

Fic Roundup

Oct. 20th, 2017 08:48 pm
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[personal profile] mako_lies
I'm behind about a year rounding up all my fic. Looking back, I guess my fandom interests have been all of over the place. Also, lol, I wrote fic for the kinda embarrassing swimming!anime that no one cares about anymore.  Granted, I haven't posted much since I moved to Japan, but here we are:

In Need (FFVII, Reeve & Rufus, Turks, Bonus!Yuffie, T)
Reeve, Rufus, and the specter of the city behind them.
AO3 | DW

against the years (Naruto, Shino/Naruto, M)
Years pass, and Naruto can only love Shino more.
AO3 | DW

we all get there eventually (Free!, Sousuke & Haru, G)
Sousuke is rescued when he gets lost on the way to Makoto's birthday party. Tokyo isn't as scary in pairs.
AO3 | DW

Labor of Love (Free!, Makoto, Haru, Rin, Sousuke, G)
Five people who tried to teach Makoto to cook. (Or: Makoto has always been better at taking care of other people than himself.)
AO3 | DW

without subject (Free!, Sousuke, G)
In junior high, Sousuke has to make a self-portrait during art class. He hates it about as much as you'd expect.
AO3 | DW

a touch of memory (FFXV, Monica & Prompto, T)
When the Prince feels Monica up, it’s really just the start of her problems.
Or: Monica switches bodies with that Argentum kid the Prince likes so much and takes the opportunity to gather plenty of intel.
AO3 | DW

The City (FFXV, ensemble, M)
The City across ten years of Scourge. The taint doesn't come from without, but from within.
AO3 | DW

Due (FFXV, Noctis, G)
The Astrals and the Crystal find Noctis worthy. It begs the question.
AO3 | DW

Ghost, (FFXV, Cor/Iris, M *no underage*)
M. E. 762. Cor and Iris's first time isn't exactly what dreams are made of.
AO3 | DW

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Oct. 19th, 2017 05:06 pm
seventhe: (Coffee: I Own You)
[personal profile] seventhe
why am i considering working this weekend

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Oct. 19th, 2017 02:50 pm
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[personal profile] seventhe
why am i considering doing nanowrimo

rip

Oct. 19th, 2017 10:45 am
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[personal profile] hamimi_fk
Operation 'Find-the-only-known-snippet-of-the-3rd-chapter-of-an-ongoing-fic-that-has-been-abandoned-for-4-years-and-exists-only-in-a-comment-of-a-nearly-daily-posting-dw-comm-but-I-don't-remember-when-EXACTLY-I submitted-it' is a-go!

x.x

EDIT: FOUND IT! =DDDDD

Miraculously, I remembered what month I posted it and then used the fic to figure out what year. T^T I'm so happy.

I lost this snippet when my old laptop first suffered from a harddrive crash, back in 2013. I'm so glad I had posted this snippet somewhere online where I could later come back to find it. T^T

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Oct. 19th, 2017 12:43 pm
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It's a postgraduate course on publishing in London, so of course I'm having a class on Shakespeare production in its very early days as a subject of study in the history of publishing class. 

But, it's nice to have them talk about the team of writers and the role of the production in the study of Shakespeare, and what the heck a colophon is. 

AlphaGo Zero

Oct. 18th, 2017 10:23 pm
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AlphaGo lost 100-0 against the newest version of itself, AlphaGo Zero. The crazy thing is that Zero had no human input whatsoever--it just learned by playing itself. I am excited but also non-plussed. I can only imagine how pro go players are feeling. This machine leapt over a thousand years of human learning in a few days.

https://deepmind.com/blog/alphago-zero-learning-scratch/



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Oct. 18th, 2017 01:49 am
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I had a really fun final game of the night session of Town of Salem (omg, being vet is literally the best role ever) and now I'm going to bed cuz TIRED. xD

Just wanted to say my NaNo story idea/brainstorming thingabob is still open to ideas. So far, I'm looking at a potential NaNo Original fic with femslash, involving skypirates, mystery, and a possible revenge questline. =D More ideas are welcomed! (Setting? Genres? Cryptids or not? xD )

Also - [community profile] holly_poly is open for signups! It's a multimedia exchange for OT3s and moresomes! =D I already signed up and sign ups look a little slow, so come on! (Maybe they're not slow, I just may be really excited about them.)

[community profile] femslashex, btw, has their collection open for extra fics/treats and author reveals haven't happened yet so maybe write a drabble for someone? I wrote one! =D I'm hoping to write more, even after reveals. =B --- I really wanted to participate in the exchange, but I wasn't confident in my writing at the time of signups so I bowed out. Now, however, I wanna WRITE SO MUCH YAY! xD

And I believe [community profile] smallfandombang is still open for signups! I still haven't decided exactly on what I want to write, but I'll think of something.

Ok, sleeeep nowwwww. =3=

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Oct. 15th, 2017 07:20 am
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Im doing a glucose curve on Guido today, which means staying really close to home. Yesterday i finished the petticoat i started last week (aside from ties) and while my measurements were a little off, i love it! The sides pull up a bit but not as badly as the non-hooped petticoat thats currently underneath it. I still really tjink i want to do the cotton gown first just for practice with tje new style, and i was just too lazy to get it out yesterday, but today... Brjng it on. I need to do a lot of ironing.

I was about to start wondering some design elements, like if i wanted to spend time on hand bound eyelets and immediately decided that yes i did. So, bring it on. Let the cotton sack gown begin!
hamimi_fk: Selena looking strained (Selena - tense)
[personal profile] hamimi_fk
Title: The Witch Hunt of the Tamer of Flames
Fandom: Town of Salem
Word Count: 1306
Warnings: Implication of sexism and racism
Rating: PG
A/N: The speed at which I which I wrote this is not even funny. Just over an hour, and most of that was editing. I think I'm upset - as both a female and PoC. This is based solely on my own experience and should not deter you from attempting to play this game. This, somewhat sadly, fits the 'Witch Hunt' square on my [community profile] hc_bingo card.


This is based solely on my own experience. )

TGIF

Oct. 13th, 2017 10:42 am
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My week, thus far, has consisted of the following in no particular order:

  • endless monkeys
  • terrifying commutes involving the dredge end of hurricane downpours in the dark with zero visibility
  • same as above, but now add in road repaving, so it's grooved, wet, and has no lane markers at all
  • an hour of overtime, countered by a fortuitous hour off early the next day so that I actually got home early and wasn't stuck on the train that apparently broke down for several hours
  • a 2 hour job that ended up dragging on for an entire day with multiple revisions, all while backing up the jobs I was originally supposed to be doing
  • the discovery that the ankle I banged up back in august is still being Problematic, and the problem is probably tendon related (DO NOT step down and pivot on that foot. Not even a little, not even just to modify course on the sidewalk in order to not run into someone. Just don't.)
  • being behind on inktober
  • making headway on the short that needs to hit the Zon market next week in time for the halloween theme
  • going to bed early two nights in a row because EXHAUSTED, only to discover I'm even more tired the next morning after tossing and turning all night
  • forgetting to take my meds yesterday (yeah, THAT didn't help with the exhausted at all)
  • and one or two minor bouts of my stomach being a total whore

    *flops* Hi, I'm tired. How are you?
  • beep

    Oct. 12th, 2017 10:14 pm
    hamimi_fk: Lin Beifong being badass with chains (Lin - badass)
    [personal profile] hamimi_fk
    I'm working on being more active online. I spend so much time online but I'm always quiet as hell. xD Remember my good old days of random posts? I need to go back to that. =B

    Lessee... I'm at 16 out of 25 books for the Goodreads reading challenge. Um......! 11 of them are manga. /o\ At this point I'm not even gonna fight it. ALSO, why is Stephen King's IT so goddamn longggggggg??? I will finish it before the end of 2017 but hot damn. xD (I never read it before so.)

    I'm back to reading the Teppu manga, btw. Woo! (I'm, already, debating what to manga to read next. I'm torn between Akuma no Riddle and Hanakaku. I saw the Akuma no Riddle anime a while back but I always wanted to check out manga. (And I guess at this point it would be a good refresher... And I want more Haruki/Isuke, okay? Jeeze, talk about twisting my arm... xDD ) But Hanakaku sounds really good! =S


    Ah and does anyone watch Fear the Walking Dead? Cuz I'm so disappointed they killed off a character I really like in the recent episode and I need someone to be angry and disappointed with. xD (ALSO, Channel Zero: No End House! WUUUUT???!)


    As for games, Town of Salem has been frustrating lately. I've had a lot of false accusations against myself in the first TWO DAYS get me hung lately. FRUSTRATING.


    Oh, and concerts! I wanna go to a music concert in February! I'll prob have to go alone tho. =( Peeps don't like my music. (It's just rock but I'm greatly alone in my alt rock/rock love at home.)

    Also, I applied for FAFSA earlier. I accidentally submitted before checking it thoroughly. crap. Hoping I can edit it soon. I applied for next fall. I thought of applying for spring but meh, I rather wait it out til fall. I'm still not sure if I should do part time or full time college. It's going to kill me either way. rip me. x.x;

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    Oct. 12th, 2017 08:53 pm
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    [personal profile] zen_monk
    Got through the second week of class, and it’s been really productive. Lots of talk about how to work and network in the industry, how to think critically about news articles and publishing events, and how to analyze why do,e books are published and four whom, and at what price. It’s been a good way to work towards the future. 

    In in other news, I have got my Yuletide assignments and it is definitely outside of what I usually write, which will be fun because it’s good to expand beyond what I usually go for, which was mostly Final Fantasy and other JRPGs. Although, i did wish that I had requested for some fandoms to be part of the selection process that I am currently into. Next time, Tales fandom, next time. 

    Burning

    Oct. 11th, 2017 11:27 pm
    owlmoose: A photo of a Highway 1 roadsign, with the California Coast in the background (california - sign)
    [personal profile] owlmoose
    Although I was born in the Midwest, spent much of my childhood in Iowa, and have lived in San Francisco for nearly 18 years now, I consider my hometown to be Santa Rosa, California, where my family moved when I was 13. It's where I went to junior high and high school, the city where my parents still live, and the place both my brothers went back to when it was time to go home.

    And I've spent the last three days watching it burn.

    This got a little long. )