sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
So google docs isn't the only thing that hates lengthy word counts. I had forgotten LJ had a cut off. So continuing the first story arc...

Updated 12/06/11 Now with additional scene!

This first section was actually written later than the rest of part one because mentioning the troll in passing was boring. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
First arc. But feel free to call me on any mistakes still left, I am totally okay with someone else's proofing. Provided all of your sentences use 'bless your heart.'

Updated 12/06/11
Improper use of ancient siege technology, go. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
Complete prologue of NaNoWriMo. Now with the actual cast showing up.
Updated 05/17/12

You will have seen some of this before. )
sundiver: (SF- Lady With Parrot)
Teaser to make Carmen cry harder. )
sundiver: (Bibliophile)
... because why else would I be trying to do this when I average about a thousand words a month when it comes to writing?



I suppose this is my way of ensuring I actually do make an effort the rest of the month. Otherwise Carmen will cry. And Lee will mock me. (Because she finishes art projects all the time, what is my problem, seriously?)

Wish me luck! Or at least lack of laziness.
sundiver: (Gossip)
So I'm a blog reader. I forget where I found this link (mostly because I read a blog, which'll reference another one, which will reference another one, etc, until basically it's like wiki'ing Dakota Fanning and ending up at the Great Barrier Reef. Sure it made sense while following links but you've got no idea how you actually ended up there.)

Anyways, somebody was discussing their NaNoWriMo and how, ever since they found Write or Die, they've actually stayed on schedule for their daily word count. (NaNoWriMo, btw, is the Nation Novel Writing Month. Write 50,000 words of a story. Do it in less than thirty days. The last week in November is when the actual word counts start.)

So, Write or Die. It's negative reinforcement of not writing, rather than positive reinforcement. Keep writing or your computer will make nasty sounds effects and suchlike. Set the level high enough, your words will start disppearing as you continue to delay your typing. Masochist that I am, I wanted to try it out. I banged this out in half an hour and am considering giving it another go to see where the story leads. (I have gone back and checked for obvious typos, but otherwise it's unedited.)

I always seem to default to Petra. I suppose it's because she's my most hashed-out character. )
sundiver: (Repair)
Knowing my job, isn't this hilarious? Actually, it's still hilarious, but my job makes it even funnier.

sundiver: (Bibliophile)
As it's the beginning of a new year, I thought I'd try to start something new- keeping track of what I read. Considering my voraciousness, it should be interesting to see how well I keep up with myself.

So I just finished off my recent Jaspar Fforde acquisition, Thursday Next: First Among Sequels.
Random discussion of said book here. )
sundiver: (Default)
I have arted!

First off, a humorous tale of jailed girls. (A two-for-one deal of picture and story.)

And secondly, one for Odette, who needs a day off to finish reading my books.
sundiver: (Mischievous Redhead)
sundiver: (Green Tea)
I want to go to bed. I also want to wake everyone up and make them see this right now, because I'm so gosh-darned pleased with it. In the 'dear God, I'm never giving in to the architecture muse again' sort of way. Maybe next I'll finally get around to drawing full-body colors of Ted and Gabi to go along with. (I'm having trouble with Ted. She keeps fighting back when I try to get her down on paper.) For anybody who doesn't understand what this is about, just tell me my architecture looks cool. =)

I'm for bed now. I'm up waaaay past my bedtime. I just really wanted to finally get it finished.
sundiver: (sw Mock Fandom)
Or A Complaint About Slash, As Seen In Star Wars
For those of you who would rather not be traumatized re:Everyone's Favorite Trilogies, you can stop reading now. )
sundiver: (Gremlin)
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Not that y'all didn't know my thoughts on the matter already.

Question

11 Feb 2006 12:40 pm
sundiver: (n I Don't Get It)
I'm going through some papers and found doodles on lots of them and little side notes of varying degrees of interest. And I came across this little jewel: "Rolf was the son of a shepherd. Now he is the posterior of a duck." Anyone have any idea where I might've come across this?
sundiver: (Gossip)
I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan. Recently it has come to my attention (via my latest acquisition) that I have been mispronouncing his name.

In my defense, I am a native English speaker and thus little used to pronouncing things the way they are spelled. ( For example, there's just enough French left over from the days of Norman conquest for it to be 'knife' with a silent 'k'. Because apparently kuh-niff-ee was too harsh on their delicate ears and they made the native Englishmen stop pronouncing it that way or else.)

So I've been pronouncing it guy-mun. Something my most favored of authors said in the Sandman Companion told me that Gaiman is pronounced exactly the way it is written. He received an award from GLAAD for positive portrayals of gay and lesbian characters. "It was the only time a room full of people cheered simply for the correct pronunciation of my name." Gay-man.

And immature being that I am, I giggle every time I see his name now, if only because he said he never got teased for it in school and I must make up for all those lost opportunities.
sundiver: (sw Mock Fandom)

Reactions to Goblet of Fire as per an icon-maker.

Or, how to snark in ten words or less. "I suppose I'm okay with the pink dress. ... Even though it should be blue." There are other me's out there, people, and they want the blue dress too! Though I thought Harry ought to be kinda short, especially compared to Ron (always described as tall). Seeing as how Ron got regular meals and didn't have to be cupboard-sized and all.

(Never read bad fanfic. Harry is apparently taller than Ron (he has a twelve inch growth spurt the summer before 7th year, apparently), bedecked in gayboi leather (because girls don't see guys in normal blue jeans as being sexy, though I'll agree with the ick-ness any female possessing a little common sense has with the pants that start to where a guy's boxers end), and completely ripped via Quidditch. (Though I'll give on the fact he probably would have some serious thigh muscles. >_> Gotta wonder where abs of steel come into play.))

I think the unrequited!Myrtle is cute. "You could share my toilet if you die."


To get off that topic, sort of. Is anyone else annoyed by the boys/girls' club they made Durmstrang and Beauxbaton into? Admittedly I really don't want to see a guy in the Beauxbaton uniform- even though it was cute, in a 'hey, they make ten-year-olds wear that too? Are the teachers Nabochovs?' sort of way. Plus few girls would shave their heads just to get into a school. (Actually, I'd grow my hair out, because none of those guys can compare to Vin Diesel. Now there's a hottie who pulls off shaved bald . Yum. ... Moving back on topic now.) In the book, the fact that *both* schools accept *both* genders is stated. Y'know, the fact the Durmstrang girls all looked liked Marcus Flint and the Beauxbaton boys that the younger girls were cooing over? (Likely all gaybois if they had to wear movie!Beauxbatons uniforms. Maybe they had a darker blue for the guys.)

A Poem

1 Nov 2005 08:15 pm
sundiver: (dw Quiet Moment)
It exists moment by moment in distant eyes.
One minute it is clear, focused,
Everything it should be.
The next minute it distorts and goes into hiding,
Or disappears completely.
At times, one person can see it clearly
While it is invisible to the rest of the world.
At times, it cannot be seen at all.
(If it is not seen,
Does it really exist?)
And at other times, everything about it is lost
Because people only see what they expect to see -
A part of themselves.
- Reflection on the Water

I have no idea who wrote that. But I like it.
sundiver: (Explorer)
I was at Lee's place Monday night and was asking her for help in character design with my back-up character. Ildera is a half-elf cleric (father was a cleric of Cyric and her mother an evil moon elf sorceress). She's 35 (not too old for a half-elf, but still older than everyone else, discounting the elves), stands three inches over five feet, uses a scythe, and when you get her talking out of work, she tends to be philosophical.

She used to be a follower of Cyric (for people who haven't heard of him, very scary, very evil god of the Forgotten Realms), but something happened to make her change. Lee asked what it was on Monday, and I didn't know then. So I spent my Tuesday waiting time figuring it out and writing it down. Then typed it up and sent it off to the only person online (and thus only person able to give helpful advice, like "retake grammar class, stupid." ... Not really.) So here's why she went from chaotic evil to... uh, not evil. She's probably not good at the end of it, but neither is she obsessed with death and destruction.

Madness )
sundiver: (Gremlin)
Good Idea, Bad Idea, courtesy of the Animaniacs.

Good Idea: Trying to soar like the eagle.
***Bad Idea: Trying to soar like the...Hindenburg.

Good Idea: Having a nice dinner with a group of friends.
***Bad Idea: Having a nice dinner with a group of...werewolves.

Good Idea: Singing a song to explain a concept.
***Bad Idea: ...Playing the...bagpipes to explain a concept.

Good Idea: A superconductive, magnetic Infindibulator.
***Bad Idea: A super...freak.

Good Idea: Feeding the pigeons.
***Bad Idea: Feeding the pigeons...to the bears.

Good Idea: Exploring the wild, blue yonder.
***Bad Idea: Exploring the wild, blue...things growing in the shower.

Good Idea: Dressing in a tight-fitting suit.
***Bad Idea: Dressing in a tight-fitting suit...of armor.

Good Idea: Telling a funny joke.
***Bad Idea: Telling a funny...eulogy.

Good Idea: Going to an all you can eat buffet.
***Bad Idea: Going on an all you can eat...airplane.
sundiver: (Resting)
RIP Elf
Death by proofs
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