crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (Default)
Now that I am no longer sick, I am full of energy. Hanging out with the dudes, getting pass out sick, and then being stuck at home due to Death Storm after that means today is the first day I've been in the office physically in a week. Whoo!

Sunshine, yay. FINALLY. And Happy Lunar New Year! It feels a bit more like a new year now.

Having the energies means I am accomplishing things.

- Made the apron that I was making for Boss in like an hour. I'm getting fast at this. No pics because I feel like I'm spamming apronry. I am definitely going to make a few aprons from some of the random vintage fabric I have laying around, to sell on etsy. Because why not.

- I've deconstructed some pants that [personal profile] whitemage gave me, in order to make a vest. Wide-legged pants provide LOVELY fabric. It's a black poly with sparkly pink pinstripes, so yes. It must be a vest. I'm using this pattern. Haven't decided which fabric to use for the lining yet, but I'm sure that I'll have something in my stash that would work perfectly.

- Speaking of stash, I need to sell some extra fabric on [livejournal.com profile] fabricswaps. Because I accidentally too much on a couple projects.

- I wrote stuff! A Veld/Tifa (FFVII) fic that I owed from Christmas (Wei, yours is next!) and a silly Cecil/Edward (FFIV) which involves a thong and shenanigans. There's also stuff from the FF Kissbattle, but I'm waiting until I get more drabbles together to post them. ^^

- I cleaned a lot of the things.

So yeah, let's hope this energy keeps up throughout the month!
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (Doc and Clock)
My contributions to the previous year are:

- I'm a Free Bitch a fanfic for Lady Gaga's video "Bad Romance" as a part of the Yuletide challenge. Yes, I did write fanfiction for a music video. And it was awesome. Hilariously enough the only other Bad Romance fic in the archive liked the same line for the song title, though it was more abbreviated.

- The fic year in review meme. Cause I do that every year now.

Among other things. XD Later I'll finish up reverb10 and more Yuletide recs.

Orly?

Jul. 13th, 2010 09:55 am
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (Default)

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In other news, made big progress on ICO story for [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (genesis.poem)
In the process of doing my monthly fic backup to my wordpress, and the [community profile] yuletide reveal is up (and I still have no idea if my recipient read theirs...). So I might as well get out what I've been writing lately, so that I can clear my head for writing this month. Especially considering that [personal profile] imaginarybeasts is due the 10th and I've switched ideas AGAIN for it.

So I wrote/finished this in the last bit of December:

- Part 3 of my trippy They Were Four FF8 story. Only one left to write!

- Skips a Generation for my grandpa. I started this last Christmas vacation, figured I should finish it.

- Vertigen, next in the Liquid series for [profile] spoony_bards. I think I may actually finish this challenge! Eventually. I suck at theme challenges. Figures, the weird depressing one is the one I can finish. XD

- Jack of Clubs (The Breakfast Club) Ah, yeah. What I wrote for Yuletide. Wrote in this fandom last year, going to hopefully do something new next year, since I'm not offering it again. XD I need change, and I don't think I could think of anything else I'd want to write, since I got to write for my two favorite characters in it already.

And is it just me, or was the traditional fairy tales section of Yuletide REALLY good this year? I may volunteer for it next year, sounds fun, and I've been wanting to tackle some old tales for a while. XD

Working on "The Great War". I adore Rooks. They're so underrated. Also changed my layout (prolly will add a header at some point, for now I don't care) and switched up a lot of icons. I'm very into the switchover thing. I even went to a new Tiny Useful Notebook. I'm hardkore like that.

Cosplay stuff:

- Found a nice pink fancy fabric remnant to go with my continually evolving Terra costume. Should I bring that costume along, even if the wig sucks?

- Need to cut out those damn buttonholes on my steampunk!Auron coat already.

- Have the fabric for my white mage cape, which might become part of some mage!Cecil costume. At the very least, it'll be badass, since I'm using SHINY white fabric, and sparkley red for the triangles. So iconic.

- Need to be on a lookout for a jacket for the gunner!Aeris getup. Have the skirt, the shirt. Oh and I need a wig, or else I'm using a cheap one I already have. XD

I'll be bringing some random props and accessories, since I'm a magpie like that and have tons of that. Will be sure to dig them out of my bins before I head back to school.

~Cendri

P.S. Oh, and I've decided to use my tumblr to help with my "see something beautiful" everyday resolution. So yeah.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (engineers bring it)
Today is going much much much better--we're all communicating and speaking the same language and no one's bitching about what I do and it's all wonderful. It's about damn time, I felt like I was speaking Sanskrit or something.

Some things:

- For the .05% of you that missed Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, they put the whole thing up on Hulu. It's nifty seeing it all together. I can't help it, I like mad science. XD

- Put an FST up. Didn't have time to either get a cover or make one, oh well. I like the music.

- I am excited because I have some new boxes. Seriously, that'd dorky.

- Updated my WIPs to reflect the requests. And doom. Lots of doom.

- Kind of want to make my "20 most impactful works" list, as it's not always books that do it for me, as I'm kind of a multimedia whore (book and film snobs would be abhorred by my influences. XD)

Maybe I should go to the cafe again (not to eat though, I just did that). Have some tea. I work much better when I'm not freezing to death (it's so COLD in this part of the office). Maybe later. Time to get something done.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (elizabeth monarchy)
Weird dreams persist, but they're not disturbing, just vivid. I like that, actually, it fuels a lot of what I write, so. XD Not good when I have to work, though, as I am tempted to just sit and write about crazy stuff instead of work stuff.

[profile] indianconundrum is highly tempting. Might give me an excuse to revise Caricature and um, finish it. As I like the style of that story (an immediate story combined with character backstories that lead to the whole) and like, two people have read it, so I don't feel bad going back, revising a little, and then continuing (I mostly want to fix the first line on the first chapter and a few little things here and there... continuity errors. Considering that I started writing it back during the Lost Year and forgot about it for two years and came back and all that, there is a bit of all over the place feeling. That and I got an idea for the next chapter (my Paladin! FINALLY. Karen is so cool. and I get to use Eliezer, for creepy kid effect. and I get to use the line "The Hero is dead." EXCITEMENT). Then again, I'm basically excited because I got into my first [personal profile] imaginarybeasts issue (August 2!), so I could just be freaking over that.

Much as I love fanfiction, it's nice to be able to make characters fail (or not fail!) in ways I want them to. And I think I've matured enough that I can handle worldbuilding (or not, as I have a tendency to fuck around in normal settings with crazy shit going on in the background... I kind of prefer that). Or I know to complain at [personal profile] drakonlily until it makes sense. One of these days, darling, we'll write something super awesome together and get you published.

In other good news, I was FINALLY able to get Beauty by Robin McKinley from the library. It's always out! But from the pages I've read so far... I totally get why. I think I may have to stalk this author. There's nothing I love more than someone that does setting without boring me. And well, re-writes fairytales. First story I ever wrote was actually about ladybugs and science fiction and basically proved I was crazy from an early age ("Earth Ladybugs Go To Planet Ladybug"... I wasn't so good at titles) but I did do a few (awful) fairytale rewrites. Which we all know are basically Critically Recognized Fanfiction (what, THEY ARE). But goddamn am I glad to find something fantasy that's not just barfing exposition at me. Yay!

Also, this TV Trope cracks me up more than it should. I'll admit, I have a weakness for intelligent villains (who usually aren't pretty), but I still laugh a lot. I also am vaguely disturbed that there exists Josef Mengele fanfiction. Seriously. Not cool. Read your damn history books, children. No one expects the Inquisition!

Omg, it's almost August. I need to do some HARDKORE costuming tonight.

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (succession of witches)
So, I've realized that I am getting paid to essentially meta all day, lately.

By meta, I mean nitpicky sorts of what is it and how do I sort it kind of OCD stuff. Because I did basically all the research originally, and now there's new research, more people, and I got to spend a good two hours just explaining that I did things in an organized manner. Really. I am so fucking glad I made all those matrices last summer. And kept things as organized as I could. I'm rocking out pretty hardkore now, as I can just cut and paste stuff as people need it. It's somewhat fun explaining my mental process to other people. Oh freshman engineering, the problem solving method and all those points lost on homeworks where I didn't label things correctly really paid off big time.

Of course, this means today is somewhat busy. And my Intern is playing too much WoW at work. I mean, I don't exactly stay on task all the time, but I expect SOME form of promptness for certain things I ask for. I don't ask for it for my health, after all.

Some meme-age, cause it was fun.

alright, so those questions were crazy )

+ And here's the best Project Runway promo recap evar. I love you TLo!

+ I also love hanging in the fun room. And that's only a fraction of the hilarious conversation that was had, involving blades of darkness, Dracula, and doom.

+ AND I FINISHED MY [personal profile] imaginarybeasts STORY!!! It's cute. Zombie robots rawk. Just need someone to look over and check for my spelling/grammar/etc. Hopefully it'll make it in!

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (joan.peggy misery)
I HAVE A DESK.

The Intern is still in a chair, but the minions and I have desks. This makes working so much easier, but it also means we're not all hanging around the same set of tables. The level of BS and shenanigans has gone down. Good for business, but I miss shenanigans already. I don't feel nearly as exposed, though, which was weird. We're all facing walls now, so everyone can focus. Considering all the work the minions have lately, this is prolly good for them.

Emailed Super Adviser, he does think I'm insane, but he says I know what I'm getting myself into. I'd rather the Fall suck than the Spring (because that's SENIOR DESIGN OMG) and really, I just want to fucking graduate already. I am very likely to be extremely cranky for the next year or so, just be advised. Nothing personal.

my schedule, for anyone interested )

So yeah, it's going to be fun. And by that I mean slightly suicidal. But I have requirements left to meet, and I have no tech or liberal arts electives left. XD I also need to contact the History department and make sure that I get a minor, because I earned it, dammit. I also set myself a reminder to go see History Gast when I get back to school, because he still has my final project and I want to see what he thought of it. I have a feeling that professors are going to get sick of me this year, but hell if I'm failing anything. I am going to graduate in the Spring if it kills me. C means Cool and D means Done!

And some fun things:

+ I wrote stuff yesterday! A cute Veld/Iffy and a distinctly un-cute rated R addition to my "Liquid" series. The latter was mostly done for a while, I just had to add an ending. I may actually finish a claim somewhere! Figures, it's my crazy psychological crap that I finish. XD

+ I took a picture of my vaguely paganistic pendant I made for myself. I even like the hemp cord it's on. Wire wrapping and finding random polished rocks in my things is awesome.

+ Fashionista pic. Mainly because my lime green heels are awesome, if not made for walking very far in. I'm glad I have a desk job. XD

+ And a dorky poll thing.

I really need to do some sewing tonight. I've been so lazy lately.

~Cendri

P.S. Those who haven't submitted, you know who you are.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (delphine suspension)
Hrm, where to begin? Well it seems the beginning of the month and the timed reminders and notes have served a really good purpose as far as me doing things. I didn't actually finish writing anything in May (though I worked on stuff), but I worked on stuff and have a couple things I just finally finished up. And now that the tornado sirens have stopped going off (gotta love Indiana fucking weather) I can pimp out some stuff.

+ On The Maintenance of Friendships. That little zombie!robot story I was writing for [personal profile] imaginarybeasts but didn't finish in time. Still not satisfied with the ending and kind of want to do more with the world that I've got forming in my head, but I liked Percival enough to want to have something written. Keep in mind this is meant as a slightly grim kids' story and may suck lots. At least I didn't attempt any actual teenagers.

+ They Were Four (also on [community profile] viniel). The first part (of probably 4 if I can manage it right) of a story based on one of [profile] first_seventhe's prompts, because she's evil. Done in Edea voice because she's always been the easiest for me to grasp and I don't want to struggle with getting Ellone's tone right. I basically bastardize Revelations and what little game canon there is on Sorceresses. XD

+ [profile] sorceressathon, which [profile] irish_ais started up to keep me from graduating school. Goddammit.

+ Spiral Out, that FST I linked yesterday a bit late. In case you didn't catch it. It's a little Epic.

Also going to be hanging out with real people and going to see Iron Man again because the theater crew is awesome. Maybe Facebook serves some purpose (I left a note saying I was in town a couple weeks back, but no contact info, as the only people I'd want bothering me have my info or can find it XD). Hopefully the storm system lets up enough so I don't die.

~Cendri

P.S. I want this.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (creativity yay!)
So a few good things.

- We got Phase II funding for sure now. Which means that the game is moving along and I won't suddenly have to learn how to program java to become as useful at work as I am currently. This is good, as I like my job and like being useful. Even if writing up mission logs has been like pulling teeth. People need to get back from dying and being on travel, we need to progress in other areas, especially now that we definitely can afford to pay our programmers. Also might be coming up with a job class system as while I was gone we apparently put in some grant proposal to put career explorations in, which means I get to bastardize all sorts of systems to come up with one that might be useful.

- Boxes that were taking over my room have been condensed down to one. Mostly because I realized my eighteen year old self was a raging packrat that had no idea the difference between nostalgia and junk. Also found some more artifacts that reminded me of the Lost Year, and am in the market for a new Athame

- That steampunk story I have due tomorrow is turning out rather cheeky and satirical and uses characters from a long since abandoned project that I wrote when I was thirteen. So far we've got an ex-aeronaut (because it's turning into fantasy steampunk, much to my surprise) zombie as a narrator who is strangely polite and a couple of kids that practiced necromancy in order to give this inventor girl a robot friend, in a way. It's giving me warm fuzzies about my childhood, as I was always a bit morbid and had a dry sense of humor from the age of eight. Hopefully I can get it to a point of some kind (likely some weird discussion on the girl's obvious thanatophilic tendencies) and have it done by tomorrow.

This came about because I found the materials and writing bits for it in one of the multiple boxes I just cleared out, and it was kind of funny which cliches I kept up with and which ones I broke utterly. I've since renamed the characters because I had all the skill of naming that your average thirteen year old sue writer has, but the main girl is surprisingly decent even if she's Special (and from a tribal society, I think I was on a Native American kick then), and the side characters are enough to make me genuinely want to do something with it. Also, the "main party" is coincidentally comprised of 12-13 year olds. Luckily there's a snarky wizard boy with an inappropriately fierce name, an inventor type chick who is obsessed with death, and what on the surface appears to be an angsty sword kid but is actually the most well-adjusted of the bunch and writes home frequently. Haven't worked out all the villainy, but there is a lot of Strange Forces and children being kidnapped to serve as magicky conduits of Doom.

That was a bit of babble, but I find random shit that I've written/drawn because school bored the hell out of me once I got past the age of 11 to be somewhat entertaining. Especially my playwright phase (complete with costume doodles on stick figures and set design). The angst poetry is particularly humorous in its sincerity. Might actually make me want to start writing it again, as my ability to write it suddenly disappeared and was replaced with artsy prose writing. Still have the jury out on whether this is good or bad. Or nothing. XD

~Cendri

P.S. The movie 21 has a kickass soundtrack. Almost makes me want to see the movie now.

More doom

Mar. 26th, 2008 01:29 pm
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (femme fatale)
KILLED my lab practical exam today. I came in about ten minutes late and still left before everyone and had no compile errors and it ran perfectly. YES I PWN YOU VISUAL BASIC. God, it's fun being the annoying kid that something comes naturally to. XD

And I've clearly gotta do more collab writing with [personal profile] drakonlily as it's like writing a story that gets done twice as fast. And contains action sequences because I cannot write them for crap. I think we should put "Disclaimer: Cockphobics Wrote This" at the top. I missed AUs. XD For anyone watching, Chapter Four is up

Actually going to try and practice describing movement in Carbon Made as that Dead Fantasy video was ridiculously inspiring.

Also, I was sitting in Dynamics class and remembered how most of Aeronautics sounds like a bunch of dirty jokes if you're half listening. Like Jersey Highwind was on a tirade about rolling balls and weathercocks today. Suffice to say, it was amusing, as I was a little tired and thus more susceptible to things like that. Jersey Highwind never change you're awesome.

Am estactic that my pilot lecture exam got pushed back, as I haven't really studied enough. It's over charts, which are crazy. Anyone who said throttle jockeys are a bunch of dummies (because I've heard that) is an idiot. Makes me wonder why pilot characters in fiction are always assumed to be only common-sense smart. If plane performance charts are common sense, then damns I fail at common sense.

Flux was also good today.

some memage, as I haven't done any in a while )

~Cendri

P.S. So apparently Firefly is just one big rape fantasy with homoerotic undertones. Mind you, this is probably the most BATSHIT thing I've heard in a while.

P.P.S. But what are your thoughts on yaoi? The mind boggles.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (Default)
Oh god, FF.net went and screwed up my formatting again. Busy doing other Spring Cleaning to want to bother with it yet, though.

In good news, [personal profile] drakonlily and I finally fixed up and posted the end of a collab story we'd done like... a lot time ago. Chapter 20 and the finale of Fairy Tales is finally posted. I feel accomplished. Granted, as soon as we had it finished, Drak looked at the character spreadsheets, the map, and the five billion other resource materials we'd collected for it and are probably writing a sequel story (mainly because I want to play with the Princess trope a little, and drive Veld nuts with the fact his daughter runs off and becomes a pirate for a while XD).

Other than that, I've got laundry I'm ignoring and a patch I'm sewing unto my backpack, because it's a cool patch.

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (rinoa amulet)
So, last night, I totally was like, on something. Since I always let myself sleep in a little on Fridays, I actually went with my natural desire to stay up later and well, wrote. Is it wrong that 'Carbon Made' makes me fucking excited? Seriously, I just, felt so good getting it out. Also, the daddy issues are surfacing and they are awesome.

I clearly have a theme with families and stuff. But I can't help it. I have a good family. Dysfunctional ones are like, something I analyze? I don't know.

I'm probably going to be making a Rinoa FST to go with all this, because I'm seriously starting to like my Rinoa playlist. It's creepy how much music I own that just jives with her. XD Also how appropriate Nick Cave ends up being for most of the things I write. I LOVE YOU NICK CAVE.

Take home exam this weekend. Open to any resources that are not people and I've been keeping up in class. So I think I'll be alright. I hope. No, I will be alright. Considering that the awful canard (if you didn't here me whine about this when I had this homework, a canard is a tail on a plane in the front, it comes from the French word for duck) problem ended up being a 100% (REALLY I WAS SO SHOCKED), I'm totally more prepared than I think I am.

Got my history exam back. Got an A!! Professor History Gast likes to draw things on essays. I kid you not. When he doesn't like something and wishes you would omit it, he draws a mouth with teeth eating it. I've never giggled while reading essay comments before either. Not only that, he said "by cracky" in a comment. Isn't that just precious?

Handed a Red Bull on the way back from class, from a fancy Red Bull car... was a slight bit like crack dealing. Am amused. I guess I just don't say no to drugs. D.A.R.E. will be so disappointed in me. But it was free!

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (nina kill)
Did not sleep last night, slept this afternoon after class instead. I need to kick my sleeping schedule back to normal, because I haven't worked out in a couple days due to when I crash. I would like to be with the working out again! Gra. Stupid insomnia.

Results of insomnia:

- Wrote a Veld/Tifa in which Tifa meets his daughter and I play around with taboo a little.

- ICONS. Oh god, I forgot how much I loved photoshop. Some FF4, and some random silly Project Runway ones because I realized I needed some.

- Made a [profile] spoony_bards mirror on IJ, here, because I know some of you don't write on LJ anymore. I will be even lazier than Sev with it. As part of the deal, I now have a Lucrecia claim set to David Bowie's "Reality" album. XD I should know that enabling people always backfires.

- Watched half of His Girl Friday, had to stop because I went to class and then crashed.

Things still to do:

- Prelab for VB class.

- ESSAY for Dynamics class. Words cannot describe my GLEE than for an engineering class we have an ESSAY. I LOVE ESSAYS. EEEE. I'm probably typing mine, because I will likely ramble a bit, so I might share when it's done.

Alright, time to buckle down.

~Cendri

P.S. Sometime it feels as if my RSS reader is talking to me.

P.P.S. X-MEN FANS! The rumors are true.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (amon.robin partners)
Man, I've been UP TO STUFF today!

- Exercised! Probably half the reason I've been like a hyper kitten on crack all afternoon. I've been wondering why I've been so hungry lately (minus reading these scary articles about how dieting makes you crazy and the like) and then it occurred to me that duh, I'm moving more, my body requires more to feed its crazy metabolism.

- I like apple slices. I'm starting to wonder if this is hormonal or I've finally conquered my dislike of you know, healthy things but I like them more than candy or chips now. Thankfully my On the Go mart around here stocks them up like crazy.

- I suddenly realized that both my laptop and my Palm Pilot (yes, I have one, you can see where my salary goes...) are bluetooth compatible. I also realized that I might have to get a third party way to do this, because Microsoft is being STUPID about letting me sync. It's like, "ah yes, WE SEE YOUR DEVICE" and then skips to a step that's like, "TRANSFER FILE HERE"... and it doesn't show up. I might have to pull someone more 1337 than me over so that I can have connection. Because that means I could control my music remotely, which would KICK ASS.

- Been making icons because I saw a "haute couture" challenge for some comm and thought it would be an interesting subject to apply very oddly. So I've been looking through different game arts (mostly Amano atm) and finding stuff I like. I'll post them all probably as a big group once they're done. And I found very pretty FF4 pics, so. Those too.

- Working on a Midgar FST because I have lots of music now that I find appropriate. XD Clearly I'm on YAY FUN THINGS overdrive, so. Might as well go with it.

- Saw a girl at dinner that looked fabulous, like straight out of an old movie. I need to get over my creepy observer tendency and just say hi, as she seems pretty cool.

- There were other things I wanted to put here, but I forgot. XD

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (marla)
Have not broken the chain on exercising yet! (and have determined to take weekends off, so I don't die completely) Running and walking is hella better when you're the one determining your workout. Sure, I'm not doing anything SUPER HARD (and yet, I am still a little sore... maybe I'm harder on myself than I thought) as compared to say, when I ran Track, but doing things at MY pace is way better than having a coach yelling at me. Since I'm not a long distance person, I do intervals. Really, fancy machines (except I use a treadmill when I can, so I can get readings on my heartrate and keep my speed fixed) are not needed.

Two tests this week, one's a lab practical (and Visual Basic is probably the easiest programming language KNOWN TO MAN, thank you again for the recommendation, Justin), and the other is a fifty question multiple choice. In say, a math class multiple choice would be doom. But it's my pilot lecture course, and half of it is stuff I've spent the last four years studying. Still, I've been going over the areas he said to review. Because that's awesome and responsible and stuff.

Eating breakfast, even if I don't want to get up, no matter what, has probably been THE best decision ever. Seriously, if you feel like the suck, eat breakfast in the morning. Or you know, regularly. Chances are your insomnia is partly because you're hungry after dinner. TRUE FACT.

[personal profile] imaginarybeasts's new theme is basically genderswap. Considering the people I know that read this, want an excuse to write awesome original fiction? Yeah. I missed "Science and Magic" last month because of well, EVERYTHING HAPPENING, so hopefully I won't miss it this round. You won't see the signup post, since you have to be a member (which is open, I think) to read it, so. But you will see the wonderful back issues.

I should probably do a little writing, but I've laundry and study and a homework assignment that kind of snuck up on me. XD I have ideas on the things I'm working on writing-wise, just having a slightly hard time finding that zone that I hit. I may need to do a little sewing to get my braincells flowing. XD Almost done with the second sleeve on the jacket! Once that's done I mess with the closure and possibly make it a little asymmetrical. Who knows!

Well, I know of ONE thing I could probably write without too much trouble. But to start the laundry first. Yeah.

~Cendri

P.S. Since I noticed several of you have been putting up your WIP/To Do/Projects, I actually have been keeping up recording mine. And I just updated it yesterday.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (marla)
Stop with the hot and cold flashes! It dropped fifty degrees (approximately 10 degrees Celsius... I think) in the span of HOURS. THERE WAS A THUNDERSTORM AND WIND YESTERDAY NOW THERE IS ICE.

Now that that's out of the way, I've determined the easiest way to write Carbon Made is to listen to Tori Amos's "Scarlet's Walk" album on repeat for hours at a time. Hopefully this does not mean I will go insane. It's a possibility. I can always take a break and work on "Last Call for Liquid Courage" which is much rougher and crazier (not that Carbon Made won't likely have a trippy section, I just haven't gotten to it yet). I'm kind of fond of how the writing has been eating my brain lately. I almost feel like an artist. XD

This'll probably result in a fabulous talk with history!Gast. He likes to derail my questions about technology and advancement and things and get me on weird topics where I explain the sort of flow I get into with my creative processes. This meeting I will probably come prepared with my umbrella wing parts.

I've also noticed that the song "Stiff Kittens" by Blaqk Audio has a beat that's exactly the pace I like to walk at. Interesting.

And a query. So, since I've been reading a lot of interesting psychology stuff, I'm tempted to write a crazy fandom related essay. Interesting, y/n?

Damns, I don't have time to make tea. Curses to my liking of imperial beverages!

~Cendri

P.S. I understand the Tesla one, but then, my fangirlism is probably helped by the fact he was played by David Bowie once.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (Default)
Wow, I don't know if it's the vast amounts of ibuprofen or what, but I've been getting a shit ton of things done today.

- Since [profile] first_seventhe basically dared me, and I've the constitution of an eleven year old in the face of a dare, I decided to take one of her prompts for the Rinoa fic-a-thon, which is turning into Carbon Made or, yet another longish fic. I doubt I'll take it beyond five chapters, as I like my sanity. I'm writing a lot of chick fic lately. Huh. Wonder what's up with that.

- Got a good start on "Last Call For Liquid Courage" in which I play with language even more and probably blur my already blurred line between prose and poetry.

- Got my prelab for my programming class done. Wow. Visual Basic kind of doesn't really require you to program at all. And I thought Matlab was easy. The only problem is all the clicking and making sure it's within the acceptable conventions (which I realized I forgot my header on my last lab, shit). So I'm starting on the lab itself now, so that I don't have to spend an hour just naming everything. It's a compound interest problem, and part of me twitched at the formulas they gave us (I've clearly been in Differential Equations too long, because it just looks WRONG compounding interest like that).

- Got my Aero homework done last night, after pestering Justin about my lack of math skills. You know you're over-educated when you blank out on how to compute slope from two lines. Oy. I'm going to look over it tonight and make sure I didn't make any other stupid mistakes. Wasn't a half bad assignment, to be honest. I'm a little weirded out by that.

- Read through some of the pilot's manual, I'm going to need to spend more time on that. It's full of craaaazy. However, the plotter is ridiculously fun to play with.

Some things I should get done:

- Thinking about doing some laundry. Best time to start it is right around dinnertime, because everyone's eating, not thinking about doing laundry. XD

- Check mail and mail off the thingie my insurance company needs. I keep forgetting.

- Put together my new wire shelf things. Extra space is always good!

- Wash mugs. Been drinking a lot of tea lately.

- Work on other sleeve of blazer?

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (fuck the cosine)
Dear Person that hit me with their car earlier this month:

You're on medical leave?! Way to milk the system, asshole. I know you weren't hurt, actually, considering how my back has been, I likely will have more issues than you. Considering that you saw fit to yell at me like a crazy person in front of your kids, I've got one hell of a slice of your attitude. Well, apparently there's a witness that says you entered the intersection on red (which would make sense considering I had a green arrow, dammit) which means you have to quit calling my insurance company and pestering them. I have better coverage than you, of course you're trying to milk it for what you can. It's drivers like you (the "you have to get out of my way, my being late is more important that your driving") that have pretty much convinced me I want to live in an area where I don't need a car.

No Love,
Someone who will avoid driving in Ohio as much as she can

Now that that's out of the way, Jezebel is up. And Justin makes some fine food. Yesterday's dinner was AWESOME.

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (rikku who)
Alright, so today is kind of odd. Not bad, but odd.

+ First off, after I went to sleep last night, I woke up again after the fragment of a very strange dream that is utterly indescribable in words, hell SOUNDS even. Which happens to me sometimes, the images are so... strange it's like my left brain can't keep up.

+ Upon waking up, I had the answer of how to end the next chapter of "Grow Up And Blow Away" (and I even put it on FF.net while I was at it). [profile] gonetoarcadia, that's the story with Theresa and Elena in it, and they're turning from cameo to an actual part of the plot. XD Also the a story in the Liquid claim, Breath Control, because I just wanted to get it out of the way.

+ I also sketched up my plan for my wings a little better, because apparently when one part of my creative brain is working, they all are. I need to check some of the plans with like, actual things out there, because I do not attest to being a mechanical genius, and I was kind of... half asleep when I put it together.

+ I've been voraciously hungry all day, even after having a decently sized breakfast AND lunch. WTF.

+ I finally visited the doctor today, since my back was having not nice spasm times, and she did some crazy chiropractor stuff to it, which for now hurts a little (she loaded me with Advil due to this) but will apparently get my accident-shocked muscles in my upper dorsal (I LEARNED STUFF) and my vertebrae up there to work properly. Makes sense, considering how I was jarred from being hit that it hurts there. So this is good, I didn't think it was serious, but I figured if I let it go much longer (because I have a pretty decent pain tolerance and tend to ignore these kinds of things) it might not be so good.

+ So I'm most of the way through the book about flow that I'm reading to help preclude my research paper (and maybe even source, I like getting a good basis on related stuff before I have a good idea of the specifics to research). And it's gotten me thinking about things, and weirdly enough sort of goes with the oddity of my day. Strange.

+ Expecting a phone conference with work soon, so I gotta wrap this up!

~Cendri

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