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Supernatural's "The Devil You Know" (5x20) as watched by [livejournal.com profile] seschat and [livejournal.com profile] bending_sickle

bending_sickle: (Can't we just cuddle?)
I keep meaning to make a post and then I blink and end up somewhere in the deep bowels of Tumblr and it's the wee hours and I don't know what's going on anymore. Sorry about that. It's just so shiny.

So I'm still in "yay, it's the holidays!" mode, made especially easy because I'm a whole country away from my life, staying mellow in just south of Barcelona with my aunt and uncle. I've had the occasional thought of "I should email that person" and "I should send some CVs" but for the most part it's been bliss.

I achieved the purpose of my travel here in under ten minutes. Read more... )

I've finally finished sprucing up Nanowrimo 2011 and have been thinking a lot about Nanowrimo 2012 (because of course I'm doing it). I think I've got a better grip on it than this year's, although that's mainly because I'm moving the great big plotty things to the background as flashforwards, so hopefully I'll be better able to manage them and not get bogged down with the bits in between. I'm almost done with the omnibus of my short stories too, which is awesome. I just need to work on the covers.

I haven't watched The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King yet, despite this past weekend having been slated for it. I did, though, watch Person of Interest 1x10 and omg. Finally, finally, I cared about the characters, and that incldues the lead ones. I even got a bit wibbley when Reese's day took a nose-dive into no-good, very-bad, and that was only partly because the screen was punching all my kink buttons. And Finch's mini-litle freak out of guilt was wonderful. And continuity! Yes, show, yes. I think I might start to like you now.

Qutes of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] greygirlbeast, here
Sometimes, I feel it's most important that people know and believe the truth – which is passion, but also no small degree of arrogance, to imagine I know such a thing. But other times, I feel it's best they believe whatever comforts them, regardless of my ideas of truth (and fact), so long as they do as little harm as possible. But that's pretty much the whole of the Law, isn't it? (Rhetorical question.)


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Brown Bird, "Fingers to the Bone"
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Nanowrimo 2011 is here!


Download the PDF

\o/


* Jack Kervorkian
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Yesterday was my last day at my internship, and goddamnit, if I could network and socialize like I did yesterday when I was saying goodbye... I had lunch with my supervisor and the rest of my team (I was part of a team, yo, although that was more administrative than anything) and then ran around having coffee with different people and basically feeling like:



Today was Day 1 of freeeeeedom (a.k.a. unemployment) and tomorrow I'm off to Barcelona. I'll be back in a week with snazzy things (I will get books) and food, and then I'll continue this mad socializing things. There's a lot of stuff I need to do for that, stuff to get together and the likes, but I'm all headachey and I just managed to clean up the mad amounts of tabs I had open.

I seem to have gone from the saddest little llama, wibbling everywhere, to happy (if a bit "I've got noooothing to say" hence this post). This is weird. And my relationship with my mom's improved. I don't know what's going on.

In other news, I finally watched Alice and ngh, Hatter. (Trailer)

Also I'm slowly trying to get Time 3 spruced up to post (and to send to CreateSpace) but there's been a certain lack of motivation going on. Whelp. Hopefully this week I'll get the missing scene done (it might even just be a paragraph, but writing, ugh) and then it's just a hope and a jump.

So in the fine tradition of plugging my Nanowrimo into Wordle to make a word cloud, here's evidence of just how much Crowley derailed everything: Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Common expression
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Drabble meme complete! \o/ Now I just need to write that missing scene for Time 3. (Job hunt? What job hunt?)

Meme: 30-Day Original Story Development Challenge Day 22-30 )


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
bending_sickle: (Shitty day)
Have some more of that life and employment crap. Read more... )

So I've been feeling like crap today. The only good thing is that unlike yesterday's three-hour walk about town looking for goddamn cards to send to darlings, today I found awesome cards at, hilariously enough, the same bookstore chain I tried two of yesterday and it only took me two hour and most of that was me staring at the cards and trying to figure out if people I hardly know will like them or be offended (although how one can be offended by reindeer, I don't know). Anyway, I got cards and it's awesome. Some even have glitter.

I haven't made much progress on sprucing up Time 3. (Sorry [livejournal.com profile] seschat! I need to write a missing-scene-that-really-ought-not-be-missing and a meme-drabble and then fight with Word's pagination and then edit it for the free proof and and five copies) thing. What the fuck am I going to do with five copies of what is basically half a novel and I'm not even that pleased with it? Or, well, with three copies, 'cause two I know what to do with. But argh. Five. Maybe in a few years I'll throw them all together into an omnibus, or maybe even an anthology of stories and novels, but this year is not that year because shit still needs to be written. Damnit, Time 3, why you not end?! ...maybe I can resolve it in the Time 0 novel I want to write. Like, instead of flashbacks being the tid-bits, flashforwards as the little extras. Oooooh, two birds might have just hit the ground!

Aaand I'm going to go off and watch something wholesome or funny or whatever, because my head, my heart, my gods... Don't quite know what I'll watch, because we're entering that period of "everything's on hiatus!" which is the curse of the holidays. Except Sherlock, which is apparently a few weeks away, and Doctor Who, which is love and coming for Christmas.

As an aside, I can tell I'm getting older because suddenly an average of six hours of sleep a night for the week doesn't kill me (until around 10:30 pm, after which I am dangerously close to the dozing-off range). How so awake, body? (I still pack the hours in on weekends, though.)

Enough ramble. I'm not sure if this or my long-stretches of silence-and-links is better.

Quotes of the Day: 1) [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda, here and 2) Denis Leary
Because even when you grasp the idea that depression is an ailment and not a personal failing... it still feels like a personal failing. You know you're clinically depressed, but you feel like you're just lazy, lonely, hopeless, pathetic. Or sometimes you don't realize you're ill, because those feelings of anxiety and shame and helplessness sneak up on you and feel legitimate, and that's why you don't realize you need help. [...] Because your sadness and fatigue and anxiety feel mild at first, and they seem like rational responses to things going on in your life, and then you end up missing some deadline or not completing some goal or not living up to your own expectations because you're already sad and tired, and then the negativity does seem justified: "I'm not depressed; I'm a loser."

Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then -- one day -- you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then -- one day -- you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Stephen Vincent Benet
bending_sickle: (Shitty day)
Oh look it's an incoherent emotional post about life and work and fuckery. Move along. Seriously, guys, it's a rambly blubbering mess of fuuuuck and confusion and fuck. And a lot of whining. Because I'm a complete moron who can't adult. )


* Common expression
bending_sickle: (No rational thought)
Supernatural, "Death's Door" (7x10): Read more... )

Lord of the Rings Fandom Rewatch: Join the December marathon! Everybody watch the extended editions! This weekend, The Fellowship of the Ring.


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Anon.
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Attention, gentle gnomes! BEHOLD!



50203 / 50000 words. 100% done!



Read more... )


* Janice Stephenson
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Nanowrimo, Day 27: Writing almost-sex scenes with kittens as a reward for every 100 words feels really rather wrong. Tomorrow, more sex! Who needs plot anyway?

Excerpt: Read more... )



45404 / 50000 words. 91% done!


* E. E. Cummings, "i like my body when it is with your"
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People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.

Nanowrimo, Day 26: Today was shitastic, emotionally-speaking, and I realized this morning that I don't know if I like the novel or am scared of it because gods damn it, it's really just the first half of what this novel is trying to be, which means that these forty-off thousand words are just useless fluff. (This is not true, but it feels like it when I try to think of just what, exactly, has actually happened in the novel. This is also how I felt about the last two novels.) So I wrote a panic attack and some sexual tension between bouts of Whose Line is it Anyway?

Excerpt: Read more... )



43414 / 50000 words. 87% done!


* Ernest Hemingway
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So guess who I met yesterday?

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Jane Goodall
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook









Supernatural, "The Mentalist" (7x07): Read more... )

Castle, "Heartbreak Hotel" (4x07): Read more... )

Ringer, "Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?" (1x07): Read more... )

Person of Interest, "Witness" (1x07):: Read more... )


In other news, have about a month's worth of links! Because I need to go back to writing. Please note that the Tumblr-links are being thinned out unless truly fantastic because if not there would be thousands of links. If you absolutely need a LotD for Tumblr, go follow my dash.


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Jane Goodall
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Nanowrimo, Day 23: Where is the ploooooooot?

Excerpt: Read more... )



38346 / 50000 words. 77% done!


* Junk Abe
bending_sickle: (Shitty day)
This is going to get messy. tldr: Real Life is shitty. )


* Stars, "Calendar Girl"
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Nanowrimo, Day 20: I don't know what's going on anymore. Words are just happening. The plot's run away and died somewhere. Things keep disappearing. Goddamn angels. *head-desks* What is climax. What is denoument. What is plot. What is the point of this novel? What are words?!?

Excerpt: Read more... )



33573 / 50000 words. 67% done!


* William Arnot
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Nanowrimo, Day 18: I have written over 2700 words today. Asldfkjsd. I'm finally - finally - caught up. (Unless you want to be technical and say I'm behind on November 19th's word count, to which I say, "It's two in the fuckin' morning!") However, plot has advanced (a little) and there's more Chip/Icarus shmoop as well as Chip/Steve (in the hopes that one day [livejournal.com profile] seschat will forgive me for all the other things I do to Steve).

Excerpt: Read more... )



30155 / 50000 words. 60% done!


* Neil Gaiman, Sanman #40 "Parliament of Rooks"
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Nanowrimo, Day 15: I might write a bit more later, but for now, word count success (50%, whoot!) and I've pretty much reached a point where I just throw my hands in the air and say, "What the fuck now?" The answer may include more flashbacks and angst. I haven't written any Kezef in a while, and that's not good. In other news, back to work tomorrow.

Excerpt: Read more... )



25194 / 50000 words. 50% done!


* Anon. or uncredited
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Nanowrimo: Bad writing day today, mainly because I was full of apathy and wibbles and couldn't get around to writing. Still, I've reached an easy bit (Agatha's always fun to write, and spell-time is always fun), so tomorrow ought to be smooth. No idea where the plot is going from there, but...

Excerpt: Read more... )



23506 / 50000 words. 47% done!


* William Blake
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Nanowrimo, Day 13: There's some bits I wrote today that I have no idea whether they make sense but at least they've been written and the plot has moved along in the right direction. Even if I'm still not sure how Crowley's needled his way into the gang.

Excerpt: Read more... )



22276 / 50000 words. 45% done!


* George Michael, "Shoot the Dog"
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Nanowrimo, Day 12: 695 words written, mainly because I was avoiding writing all day and now I'm too sleepy to push on. Hell, 2721 words tomorrow is totally doable, right? If I don't do anything else?

ETA: How to write an additional 750 words when you desperately need to sleep but are afraid of your word count eating you: write Steve/Chip angst. A lot of angst. The almost-really-dead kind. ([livejournal.com profile] seschat's going to hate me, aren't you, darling?) This leaves only slightly less than 2000 words for tomorrow, which is less scary.

Excerpt: Read more... )

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