2nd November, 2009. 11:33 am. Huh? What? November?!
November 2, time for my annual NaNoWriMo post.
Other years, I've just winged it and hoped for the best -- and then crashed and burned. But this year, I have a plan. (Or a plot, at any rate). We'll see how it goes.
Got 1252 words yesterday, which is a pretty good first day (compared to the last two years).
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16th September, 2009. 3:43 pm.
Happy birthday to queenfrizzle
A quarter century! Wow!
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16th August, 2009. 1:20 am.
Went to Belmikey's birthday party tonight. Got to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a long time, too long.
We both had a really good time.
7th July, 2009. 12:32 am. Test
This is a test message. Nothing to see here; go on about your business.
28th April, 2009. 11:52 am. The Rumors are True
Yes, as some of you may have read elsewhere, I did get married. ariannaharper
and I tied the knot (with belmikey
officiating) on April 18, on the deck of our new home.
Pictures at this link.
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4th November, 2008. 11:38 am. Update and meme
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions.
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As far as updates go, my NaNo novel has sputtered out -- I wasn't really committed to it. I have another idea I'm going to try, though, so I should still make 50 K anyway. (I've never been ahead of schedule, so this isn't surprising to me...)
1st November, 2008. 3:40 am. Happy birthday to Chimeramonster!
Happy birthday to chimeramonster
Happy All Saints' Day to those who celebrate such things.
I gotta say, I'm really not sure where this novel is going. But at least it is
going; I'm at 1789 words already (totally ahead of my daily quota).
So far, it appears to be a romantic comedy crossed with a police procedural. If such an abomination can exist. Hmm, I'll have to work the names Norah Ephron and Ed McBain into the narrative somehow...
Anyway, cats and kitties, later days.
1st November, 2008. 2:44 am. It's that time of the year again
National Novel Writing Month has just started and I'm taking a break. I'm at 953 words so far, which is not a bad start since the day is just 2 hours and 45 minutes old. (I didn't start right at Midnight.)
Unlike previous years, where I'd start writing and realize I was doing something I'd thought of many years ago, this year I started totally cold. I had no ideas, no preconceptions, and no plan whatsoever.
As of now, I have three named characters, two men and one woman. Two of them have just broken up and the third is interested in one of them. That's really all I can say; anything more would dilute the creative frenzy.
What's interesting is that this seems so far to be set entirely in the present day. There is no hint of science fiction, fantasy, or even mystery. It's just people, being people.
I'm not saying it's going to be the Great American Novel (in fact, I can pretty well guarantee it won't be), but it's something I'm going to have fun with.
I might post casting information later; one of the characters could easily be played by Thomas Gibson (he's on some show that I don't watch, but I remember him from Dharma and Greg). The other two I can't see just yet, but they'll come to me.
Anyway, that's it for now.
19th September, 2008. 10:28 am. Real Pirates...
...don't say "aargh!" unless they've stabbed themselves attempting to sheath their cutlasses.
They say "arrr!".
Since it's, y'know, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I thought some people should be informed of that.
And then there's the meme:
My pirate name is:
Mad Roger Flint
Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!
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Also, a quote for the day:
“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.”
-- Kurt Vonnegut.
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5th April, 2008. 3:49 am. Finally, a meme I can relate to!
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Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the "50 Greatest TV Shows" ever. Below is the list and here be the rules.
1. Bold the shows you've watched every episode of
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of
3. Post your answers50. Quantum Leap
49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine46. Sex & The City
(my brother owns it)45. Farscape
44. Cracker43. Star Trek
42. Only Fools and Horses
41. Band of Brothers
40. Life on Mars39. Monty Python's Flying Circus
(my brother owns it)
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm37. Star Trek: The Next Generation36. Father Ted
35. Alias34. Frasier
33. CSI: Las Vegas32. Babylon 5
30. Dexter29. ER28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under26. Red Dwarf25. Futurama24. Twin Peaks
23. The Office UK
22. The Shield
21. Angel20. Blackadder19. Scrubs18. Arrested Development
(I own it)17. South Park16. Doctor Who15. Heroes14. Firefly
(I own it)
13. Battlestar Galactica12. Family Guy11. Seinfeld
10. Spaced09. The X-Files
08. The Wire07. Friends
05. Lost04. The West Wing
(I own it)
03. The Sopranos
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer01. The Simpsons