Woot

Jan. 17th, 2017 11:09 am
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 I think I broke through the OOM bloke, at least for Izana, and should be EPing soon as I have just one more I want to write that is completely my own scene.

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Jan. 17th, 2017 09:10 am
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GAH! I've two canon OOMs I want to write (Izana and Touji) but I just can't write them.

I might just EP them and forget about writing up the canon.
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а ежели кто не хочет чтобы на него распространялись стереотипы по национальным, расовым, и прочим групповым признакам, то надобно вести себя некоторым, отличным от этих стереотипов, образом - очень способствует, знаете ли.

Perfume musing

Jan. 16th, 2017 08:09 pm
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I have recently started wearing perfume occasionally, for the first time in years. I very rarely buy perfume, because it is always not quite right, and I don't like paying that much money for something that's wrong as well as being an unnecessary luxury. But actually, I have a few perfumes at home, from presents and things, and it makes much more sense to use them than leave them around until they evaporate. And it turns out that wearing nice scents does make me happier, even if they don't match the perfect scent I can never find.

Maybe I should look into BPAL or some other non-mainstream perfume again.

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Jan. 15th, 2017 01:13 am
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тем временем, кошка играет в компьютерные игры. Кошачьх игр оказалось великое множество - веревочки, мышки, рыбки, птички...в первый день, когда она еще боялась слезать с дивана, я ей нашла и включила что-то, чтобы она не скучала, и она занялась почти что на час. Утомилась и потеряла интерес только на фильме про воробьев крупным планом. Анимация ей нравится явно больше натуральных съемок, а живых птиц она кажется вообще никогда не видела, и не распознала. Теперь, стоит мне сесть на диван с ноутом, она вспрыгивает на клавиатуру и недвусмысленно требует чтобы ей включили игрушку. Пришлось организовать ей мой старый планшет, чтоб не приставала, и часа полтора в день она занята игрушками. Интересно, как компьютерные игры влияют на развитие кошки? :) Лет через пять-десять котики больше не будут играть с мячиками и приходить на руки чтоб их потискали - а будут резаться целыми днями в онлайновые игры, ругаться в чатиках, и продавать друг другу хакнутые логины. Может это и есть их план захвата мира?

Тест

Jan. 14th, 2017 07:56 pm
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что-то не удается мне наладить отсюда трансляцию в жежешечку, а раньше вроде работало. Галочка где надо да, выставлена.

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Jan. 15th, 2017 02:51 pm
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New Year \o/

I have set myself the very small goal of writing 5000 creative words. This doesn't sound like a lot, but it's more about getting back on the wagon for me, since I wrote nothing last year and wasn't in a good position to do so. /o\

I'm planning on signing up for https://archiveofourown.org/collections/interhigh_2017/profile to try and help that happen - nominations are open and here; http://archiveofourown.org/tag_sets/447

So far I've nominated cross manage, hikaru no go and 15: Meisetsu Kougyou Koukou Rugby-bu

FML

Jan. 13th, 2017 12:19 pm
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 Grrr Arrrgggg

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Jan. 12th, 2017 08:33 am
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 I started Max Gladstone's Three Parts Dead, and holy shit is this some masterful world building. Loving the characters too.
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и как-то слегка закрутилась с этими праздниками. Во-первых, всех таки с новым годом (уже почти старым, но лучше поздно чем никогда). Отметили в снежных орегонских горах, посмотрели на настоящую Америку (в отличие от ненастоящей Калифорнии). Ну, ту, которая голосовала за Трампа. Америка понравилась - приветливость орегонцев отличается от калифорнийской примерно также, как калифорнийская - от нью-йоркской, и это на самом деле поразительно, потому что на калифорнийскую я до сих пор тоже не жаловалась.
Во-вторых, взяли новенькую кошку, с таким лиТцом, что ей на роду написано быть звездой интернета, наподобии Maru или того же Grumpy cat - собираюсь завести для нее отдельный инстаграмм, чтоб не забивать ее фотками все под завязку.
В-третьих, а у вас тут что происходит, в цивилизации?
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Five things, etc.



I strongly suspect us writers will be moved out of our current office soon. I've gotten used to it, despite the temperature quirks. I like being away from open-plan hell, and the view of downtown and the mountains makes me happier than almost anything else about work. Oh well.



Since I've been living in apartments I've been using hand-me-down vacuum cleaners from my parents: first a big blue Electrolux canister, then when that died a brown Hoover pushvac. The Hoover was heavy, clunky, and way more vacuum than necessary, and I've been talking for years about getting a replacement. Haven't been able to justify the purchase based on the amount of vacuuming there is to do, though. That's reached its natural peak in the current place, which has no carpeting at all.

Finally, on advice from Erin, I got myself/the house a Dyson stick vac for Xmas. It is amazing. It's light, it's fast, it replaces sweeping, and it even works alright on the one rug we brought with us. I hesitate to say it's changed my life but it has certainly had a positive influence on the housekeeping and the amount of cat litter scattered around.



I get to see ... hm. "One-quarter of my favorite band, plus one." Girlyman used to be my favorite band, but they went their separate ways about four years ago. For Ty, 'separate ways' included putting out a solo album, then getting married and forming a duet with her wife, Mouths of Babes. And they're playing in the Seattle area in a few weeks, and I'll get to see them at least once. /Possibly/ twice, but probably not.



The apartment is gradually getting into some kind of usable shape. All the games and books, with the exception of the books in the Last Damn Box, are on shelves. Most of the shelves are where they're going to stay. The second bedroom is still a wreck, and there are about a dozen white boxes still hanging out in the main area. It's livable, though.



Me? I'm doing alright. I'm back to viola on a somewhat regular basis. Writing is less frequent but still regular, and I might finally have a draft of this story by the end of the month. It's incredibly useful to have things that I can point to and say "this is part of who I am," particularly right now while I'm contemplating several kinds of major life upheaval.

... to the extent that that last wants talking about at all, a public DW post is not the place.

Last fall, and the move, and xmas, were all both good and highly stressful. I survived them all and I'm better for it. I'm curious to see what spring will bring, and what I'll bring to it.

Safe!

Jan. 10th, 2017 10:17 pm
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My partner and their delicate things have been safely extracted. The ex was not present for the extraction process.

Next is the fun part, I guess. For ... certain likely values of fun.

: (

Jan. 10th, 2017 09:56 am
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 Dear Muse, please come out to play? That blank digital page isn't all that intimidating really.

Wednesday 1/4 and Thursday 1/5...

Jan. 10th, 2017 05:31 am
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It seems that when my watch crashes in the middle of a sleep session, it does not preserve sleep data. Good to know. Unfortunately, Pebble-the-company is going away, leaving me with a likely-unsupported tech bauble. (One that's a great boon to my life, however...)

The Wednesday/Thursday night was not a great night for sleep, and then the watch crashed, leaving only one hour of sleep out of at least three logged. But I did get enough sleep.

Apparently shipping patterns are not quite back to normal after the holidays, because the new phone that won't keep fucking rebooting itself, the keyboard cover, and the heated CPAP hose, are all at least a day behind the estimated and/or promised delivery time. Alas.

I am in particular impatient about the phone. Though I know if I start doing something inconvenient and sticky, that'll probably be when the delivery arrives ... despite the package tracking not having indicated that it's left the shipment facility. *sigh*

Purple has located delivery pizza that he can eat! This resulted in leftovers, so he wasn't available for dinner out until Wednesday. We decided on pho. It was cold and raining, so I wanted something nice and warm.

It was a lovely time; he brought R along from work, and it's always good to see her. I had grabbed the shirt from her conference off the top of the laundry heap, mostly because I'd worn it recently and it went well with the skirt. (The skirt used to be black. It's since faded to a nice soft gray.)

R had been off communing with penguins and glaciers, and had a number of nice pictures to share.

After dinner, Purple and I went in search of dessert, and R turned into a pumpkin. Among other things, we discussed dreams, and how we're both inclined towards stress-dreams when things are rough, but rarely nightmares.

Naturally, I woke this morning from a legitimate nightmare. Nightmare. )

I've been discussing the logistics of some upcoming stuff with my partner. This has been emotionally difficult, and a bit brain-breaking (so many logistical details, and I'm not there to actually handle any of them; behold my control-freak nature) but we're getting stuff documented.

The replacement phone was due to arrive on Wednesday. It did not, in fact, arrive on Wednesday; somewhere in there I saw the arrival date had changed to Thursday. And then it did not arrive on Thursday. This made me cross, and worried.

I've been using the phrase "Call if you'd like" a lot with the partner. It doesn't necessarily take into account the complexities of their reality, in which they may want to call me but other factors make it unlikely, but it does extend a friendly invitation.

My partner spends a substantial chunk of time on the phone with their ex, for reasons that I find good and sufficient (and that get up my nose, because their ex is a piece of work). My partner has taken to responding to their ex's inquiries about whether they are available to be called with, "Call if you'd like."

The ex has taken a strong exception to this phrase. It implies, you see, that perhaps my partner does not want to be talking to them, and would only begrudgingly do so because the ex had forced the conversation on them. So the phrase makes the ex not want to call, because the ex doesn't like to feel ~unwelcomed~ or like they're ~pushy~ about these friendly social calls. So the ex badgers my partner to not use that phrase. Because that's what friendly exes do, to make sure that all their calls are welcome.

I got to have a nice chat with my partner, as they did in fact want to call me. Unfortunately, I saw the phone ring without either my watch or headset humming at me to let me know that there was a call. So I wound up putting the phone on my face like it was a handset.

I did eventually reboot the phone after we were done talking, and it started acknowledging bluetooth again. Sigh.

I called Darkside to catch up. He was playing Saints Row 3, which is excessively silly. We giggled over it. And I managed to drop a decorative metal basket (with sharp edges) on my hand when moving things around in it, so I shredded two fingernails and a bit of callus on one fingertip. Alas.

Darkside and I generally avoid talking politics. This time I mentioned being afraid. Read more... )

So that was fun.

Pizza for the moving crew?

Jan. 9th, 2017 03:40 pm
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Anyone remote who would like to help with the moving process, and can afford to send a few bucks for the pizza fund: I have discovered http://paypizzapal.com/ which looks like a reasonable way of getting small chunks of internet money transferred into appropriately large pies.

My paypal address is azurelunatic@gmail.com, if you feel so moved.

you can't escape your roots

Jan. 8th, 2017 08:10 pm
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I've recently started doing more crochet to do more color-based / character-based stuff (e.g., a BB-8 toy and beanie), but you can tell that knitting was my first love, because of the long tails everywhere.

Similarly, I've not yet gone over to the poi side, but I've at least started playing with it a little bit, and you can tell that I started with hoops because I have yet to convince my body that the thing at the end of my arms is going to be floppy if I suddenly try to reverse direction.

Tacoma peeps

Jan. 7th, 2017 07:26 pm
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So uh, this is short notice and a terribly inconvenient time and all ...

... who of my SEA-TAC-adjacent people are potentially available to join a moving partner-and-cat-and-electronics to safety party (with pizza), on Tuesday 1/10 or Wednesday 1/11? Anyone?

Details in PM or email; azurelunatic @ gmail as per the usual. (And if you know my partner's email address, you can contact them directly there.)

More random thoughts

Jan. 6th, 2017 10:27 am
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This year I am going to endeavor to avoid negative or complaining posts. I know sometimes it is good to vent, but I think I will try to at least of think of something positive when I do feel the need to vent.

My back is still being a bother, though mostly in the mornings now. Which has lead to a morning of fail for me. Bleck.

Decided to stick with my current pup roister and not look for anyone new. I think the urge I was having was the new pup high instead of any real need to have someone new. So that's a thing.

Still need to go through the Clone Wars seasons and come up with a beat sheet for which episodes/stories I want to cover with Ahsoka.

Still need to write the next bit of canon for Touji and Izana and Pino.

Still need to make notes or story ideas I have, as well as a character outline for a necromancer OC I have kicking around in my head; as well as her demonologist BFF.

Still need to get my back not hurting/aching so I can focus and feel up to playing and writing.

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Jan. 5th, 2017 10:26 am
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 Today's adventure: Woke up at 4am and had such trouble getting out of bed with my back to go use the bathroom, decided to stay awake and woke out the bunched up muscles. This is an hour and a half before my usual time getting up. I fear how my day will be going.