That was unexpected

Sep. 23rd, 2017 10:13 pm
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It's been a weird but ultimately productive day. I started the cleaning - make my test - edited my story pilgrimage that's taking the place of me going and having fun.

1. Test got done. Huzzah. I think it's pretty fair.

2. The short story was BLANK. Thank god someone was on the editorial end and resent it. It's done and back to them already.

3. Katimac called to see if I wanted to make good on my whine about wanting to see It with friends as horror is better in groups. I appreciate it but points to the opening sentence. Up to my eyeballs in work.

4. The cleaning was...strange. I got more books in another container. I need to see if I can get the plastic totes into a plastic garbage bag. There are so many mice in my storage that the boxes end up covered in mouse shit. Then I dragged out this storage container that's been in my computer room for 13 years. It's designed to hold file folders etc in an office. It's ugly by handy. But it's also filled with SHIT. I dragged it out to the living room so I could watch the Star Trek marathon and sort it into recyclables, Good Will, keep and organize and trash bin piles.

Kanda was NOT amused by this giant mess. I was unamused to find two bag fulls of notes from year 1 of teaching (i.e. 13 years ago) some for classes I no longer even teach. I THINK I might have been keeping it as scrap paper but it was so dusty and I have SO MUCH scrap paper that it's going to be recycled. I found photos. I found handwritten bits of story that I kept just to see what it is. I found printed out fan fic and story editing for friends, a full copy of a novel printed out.

And then I found a blue velvet journal with a silver unicorn on it. I thought it was empty, something a friend had given to me. It was full. It's the journal from my first year in college. That has been set aside to be read. It's time to be reacquainted with 18 year old me. Hold me, I'm scared.

In spite of me wearing gloves and a mask my face is covered in massive hives from my allergies.

My rainbow snippet is teaching people about foxes. cool.


As I said I've been watching ST most of the day. One summer I need to sit down and watch it all because since BBCAmerica has brought it back, I've noticed something. In the first year, year and a half, Uhura, Sulu and Yeoman Rand, had more to do. The alternative Factor is on and there's an African female science/engineering officer. And I noticed in later episodes, Uhura and Sulu are welded to their bridge chairs and aren't seen as much. I know what happened to Rand (sexual harrassment) but what changed? Is it as benign as the writers deciding to concentrate on the big three or more malignant with the censors and producers demanding minorities and women having less to do? I know that WAS an issue.

I injected trulicity for the first time, a diabetic med that is made of gila monster spit but only injected once a week (and it's a fairly hefty dose). I've had issues with the earlier drug in this class (byetta) wish me luck.

Catalina + Sazka

Sep. 23rd, 2017 09:30 am
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So, you might recall that Ana, my cat of nearly 19 years, passed away in Feb. 2016, and I have since been personally cat-less, fine with just enjoying the company of other cats in my household. However, I ‘took the plunge’ so to speak and adopted two kittens this past Sunday…! For a long time my mom and I have thought it would be nice to adopt siblings and now that finally came to pass...

Catalina is the calico and Sazka is the tabby+white one. Wow, did you know I hadn't named a cat since I adopted Ana 18 years ago?? Anyway, this picture (above) is from that very first day they came home with me.


And this photo is about 2 days later... All the cats we've adopted from the local cat rescue have been really well-adjusted (because of the fostering and such, I imagine), but no one settles in like a kitten...!





And Jojo (not quite 4 yet), the tortie, is the one watching from the railing in the 3rd picture- I think we have a friend here~
My sister bought the pink collapsible 'cat cube' fort/toy with Catalina + Sazka in mind because one of the same type of thing is really popular with the cats/kittens at the Petsmart where she volunteers, but obviously Jojo likes it too, which is neat.

Jojo is pretty interested in the kittens. Unsurprisingly, Lily and Angel don't like them. Boy is kind of in between? Or unsure, maybe.

Thus, we again wound up with six cats, ha ha

Warehouse 13: Fanfic: Failsafe

Sep. 23rd, 2017 03:22 pm
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Title: Failsafe
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted 
Characters: Artie Nielsen. Mentions Pete, Myka, Claudia, Mrs Frederic, H.G. Wells, Walter Sykes.
Rating: G
Word Count: 745
Spoilers: Series 4, Episode 1: A New Hope
Summary: Artie knows there was no other choice but to use the failsafe.
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge 204: 24 Hours.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Warehouse 13, or the characters. They belong to their creators.
A/N: By happy chance, I saw this episode last night for the first time and it was ideal for the challenge, so here's my first attempt at writing Warehouse 13.


Failsafe... )
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I can't believe it's fall. It feels like my life is flashing by so fast I can't catch my breath. Of course I can't catch my breath because it's NINETY damn degrees out there. I'm so sad about that because I've been looking forward to the steampunk train ride all year but I've decided to not go. The heat is a huge part of it. But I'm also so slammed with work and cleaning AND I just got the final edits of my steampunk CHristmas story and it's on a super short turn around. I'll go to the ball next week. That'll be more fun anyhow.

I did pick up some Mothman rootbeer at the winery. Sadly the Mothman wine was a dry red. Gross.

I also have edited thru my Cassadaga novella and need to finish changing how they handle the Lianesidhe and probably need to find another beta reader. I really only need THAT scene looked at because it's been edited thru a few times now (even though I did find some mistakes that were pretty bad). (also am reminded I need to go read some of the original fic [profile] kiramaru posted).

I think my plot for that middle grade short story I'm trying to write is too dark. I think I might need to leave it as the kids see the bad guys sneaking 'contraband' into Aurelia's Mom's cargo and one of them gets kidnapped and she has to rescue him. My original idea would work better for older teens than the target so.... Now to keep it short. HOW I don't know?

A real joy for today was the review I got on Candy From Strangers It reminded me why I write. It made me happy. You cane see it here


And Happy 80th anniversary to The Hobbit. This version of the song gives me chills every time.

Apple Festival

Sep. 21st, 2017 11:06 pm
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Every year I go to the Apple Festival to support the town even though I hate the fest. It's the worst small town fest that I've seen. But I'm getting the idea that it's bigger than I know. Every year I do what I did today, I stroll main street and broadway and all it is are midway games, terrifyingly unanchored rides and the cheap food trucks (funnelcakes 7$? Um...no) But one of my students found a crafter with crystals. I have NO idea where. I know the bands play somewhere else and that the quilt show is in the library. So maybe that means the vendors are elsewhere too. God knows where.

So I wandered, didn't buy a damn thing, went to Arch & Eddies for some boom boom shrimp and a beer. Then I did go to a local place I've always meant to go to, Michael's ice cream and have this famous bubble. I was a bit underwhelmed by the prosiac choices and a bubble is just a sundae really BUT it was pretty tasty as I got a baby cinnabon which came covered in marshmallow sauce. Oh I'm paying for it now, thanks lactose intolerance.

I have my edits back from [personal profile] evil_little_dog on Blood Red. I hope to slap that out of here by the first. That way I can be rejected by Christmas. (yeah thinking positively here).

Check-In – Day 21

Sep. 21st, 2017 09:10 pm
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"Well, it's useless to be popular with the enemy."
— Bowman Jean, Star Ocean: The Second Story

What have you been doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Question: What is the worst grammar goof that ever got past you (and your betas)?

L'Shanah Tovah

Sep. 20th, 2017 11:56 pm
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Happy Rosh Hashanah to all my friends who celebrate Have a sweet year.


I got my schedule for next semester and it's odd. Usually the spring semester I'm all early morning. this year three days a week I'm not there until afternoon but wednesday sucks at 8-4.

I got my income based repayment reassessment for that big student loan. I'm making SO MUCH less than the year before they dropped my payment 100$. God I have no money so much so that the rapacious loan is like fuck this, we can't get blood from a stone.


Trying to get a handle on my characters, I'm doing ALL the b.s. character development stuff now so I don't waste time during nano. Let me know what you think


Meet Joshua )

Check-In – Day 20

Sep. 20th, 2017 09:35 pm
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"You turn the page, you wash your hands. You turn the page, you wash your hands."
Rocko's Modern Life

What have you been doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Question for today: Do you ever flip a coin, roll a die, etc. when you are not sure what you should do next in a story?

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