( Aug. 16th, 2011 06:24 pm)
I think I can say tentatively that the shots seem to have gone better this time. This is really quite a relief. Thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes-- they seem to have helped! Feeling tired, but otherwise functioning.

In other news, I have five Doctor Who novels (three with the Ninth Doctor and Rose, and two with the Tenth Doctor and Rose), and one Torchwood novel that I'm looking to get rid of. I don't suppose anyone would be interested in any of them? I also have the first three books of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Will ship in exchange for cash, other books, good thoughts, return mail, or any combination of the above. I'm not going to get anything out of selling them on Amazon and the local trade in bookstore is notorious for bad deals. So: free books, anyone?

I also have a copy of Shakespeare's Macbeth in Spanish (which I do not speak at all). Takers?

Update: Sending the Doctor Who related ones to [livejournal.com profile] maderr , but the others are still up for grabs! :D
( Feb. 11th, 2011 12:23 am)
Now that my school!writing has been gotten out of the way I'm a healthy ~600 words into the first of four projects I'd like to see finished sometime soonish. I haven't finished my auction things, but I am working on them a bit every day so they're coming along nicely. I'll get pics up once they're finished. Aside from that I need to learn four chapters of logic before the test on Tuesday. I think I get most of it, but just in case I have a fabulous study buddy.

Having no Valentines plans for myself, I have committed myself to a 5 movie long chick flick marathon with a friend of mine and her roommates, as well as helping my friend's boyfriend surprise her. Woohoo!

In other news, I've made a wonderful new friend- someone who knew about Firefly without me introducing her, loves Shakespeare, and is a Sherlock Holmes nerd- that I've been introducing to Doctor Who. She's recently been devastated by the loss of the ninth Doctor. I helped console her by agreeing to watch The Twelfth Night. It was suitably hilarious and wonderful.

So yeah... yay for Friday!

OH! And thanks for the gift [livejournal.com profile] theskimblishone ! I'm thrilled and excited!
( Nov. 1st, 2010 03:24 pm)
Frantic catch up between noveling and research for my latest UW Paper:

The weekend was generally lovely. Caught up with Will and company (his lady friend, a friend of his who actually goes to my school and is an acquaintance, said acquaintance's cousin and that cousin's friend) on Friday evening. We chilled and talked and wandered about a bit. Saturday we went to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Peace. It was the first rally I've been to (for shame, I know, living in the nation's capital and not going) and it was... well, all the signs were funny and once things started happening it was entertaining enough. Aside from that it was full of standing for hours on end and not eating anything substantial. But it was pretty cool to go all the same.

Cue more hanging out, eating, laying around and watching random episodes of Doctor Who and Torchwood with Morgan, Will, and the gf. It was a good time, even if she was clingy and kind of annoying even if I don't generally like Will's "type" of girl. (Sorry, man.)

Throughout all of this I was still throat sore. By Sunday I had developed a terrible cough and had lost my voice almost entirely. It's still not back yet, though the cough is more manageable. Anyway, as a result of my health I barely left my room on Sunday and therefore didn't participate in any Halloween goings on. So no dragon costume/pictures. :(

But now I'm working dutifully on my novel (I'm afraid I really do need to stop and try and plan something. I have a very general idea and am familiar with the world in which it is set, but as far as actual plot goes, I'm kind of lacking). I'm also working dutifully on the next UW paper I have. If I haven't mentioned it before, I really do love that class. It's not even just the people, but the assignments and the freedom. For our last paper I wrote about slam and beat poetry, how they rose out of pressure from certain aspects out of culture and the potential effects such poetry movements could have on culture. It was fascinating. So now I'm researching for my paper exploring the manifestations of a poet's gender and sexual orientation in his/her work in slam poetry and the importance of such poetry. Gender studies and feminist theory is really, really interesting.

On that note, I had better get back to work. Toodles, all!
I actually added tags to this post before writing it. Planning like that doesn't usually go into these entries, so be warned that the following may be somewhat heady. I've started using a website called 750 Words, which prompts people to write, well, 750 words every day in an effort to clear the mind and encourage the flow of fresh ideas. Much of the material from this post came from what I wrote over on 750 words, earlier this week.

I propose the subject of female characters, specifically those found- or not- in slash, and the topic of feminization as it may- or may not- occur within the genre.

If that sentence didn't put you off, I'll get to the point. It's an often argued, well discussed topic among fiction and fanfiction writers on the internet, that a surprising number of authors ignore the presence of women in society when faced with the topic of male/male relationships. Or, perhaps on a broader scale, a number of authors simply don't write women if they can avoid it.

Why we don't write women, what the problem is, and how to address it. )

I'll be the first to admit my old habit of killing off mothers and girlfriends. It wasn't because I liked to watch the characters' grief. I just didn't want to write them. I think it's something I'm getting better at, though. Recent developments in the Memory Thief Verse should be evidence to this effect.

Upon my return I should like to say a few things: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you.

Really now, I think I shall keep things short, because I have just done three laps around the house looking for my backpack- which was still in the car- and am suffering from the time-change battling the stress of travel. Frankly, I am exhausted.

This is not to say my journey was not worth it; it was, most sincerely. The joys never cease when visiting dearest Shaina. We went ice skating and skiing, played board games from Life, to Sorry, to Apples to Apples, watched old movies- Tremors, Newsies, and Mean Girls, partied, and ate bunches of spectacular food. I have been severely spoiled, and now I have to go back to cooking for myself.

The last day, today, sucked for the most part, in that it was full of stressful travel, running on too little sleep, and too little to eat because my stomach was thrown out by congestion. But I'm home, and normal activities are set to resume bright and early tomorrow as school begins. Hopefully normal writing will resume as well. For those of you following the Memory Thief verse, I have 1.5 stories which should be on their way, pending an overload of schoolwork. For those of you interested, Shaina and I are planning to beast a Newsies fic together. It'll be awesome; you have no idea.

Also: I did watch The End of Time, and I have one thing to say on that subject: a very small spoiler that doesn't mean much out of context. )
( Sep. 9th, 2009 08:16 pm)
I wrote a list of things I need to get done over the next week or two. It was a pretty impressive list and I was going to get started on it, but then I realized that my shoulders and upper body were covered in little red dots and I had hives up both forearms. Thank you allergy shots.


I took a nap and some benadryl instead.

Needless to say I haven't had much time to myself for writing or reading, etc. Over Labor Day weekend my family headed up to Ohio to visit the relatives on my Dad's side. This weekend there is an away football game, the ACT (again.), and then a youth retreat. Busy, busy, busy. GSA is starting up this Friday- though according to rumor they had a meeting without the band kids on Tuesday. And Doctor Who club (aka Gallifreyan Society) will meet Friday morning. Woot! I made pretty posters to advertise. Daleks are harder to draw than you might imagine.

Still meticulously half-planning a novel in the back of my head, and whenever I have a spare moment I'm working on my space pirates story. Because honestly, what could be better than space pirates?




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