said_scarlett: (Henry; By My Side)
Alright, finally posting about Chaos Unraveled!

I joined the game over a year ago with one character, Henry Townshend. The creator posted in a Silent Hill community advertising, and I thought 'why not'? A couple of fan fiction writers I liked and respected were joining, and it looked like a small, quiet, fun game. And much as I love [livejournal.com profile] damned...I needed (and still need!) something on the light, easy going side.

Well, over a year and an entire change of management later, it still is a small, quiet, fun game. :D

The premise is simple: God actually made several different universes in an attempt to make a place that satisfied him, and Satan in turn did his best to ruin it all. Finally, tired of each other (or in some others' eyes, to entertain themselves), the two agreed to one final, long, tiresome game to determine who would win ultimate control over the universe.

To ensure that the game is carried out properly, God and Satan joined together to make a separate world solely for the competition. Each sent down their number one servant to play as leaders and lookouts to ensure their sides follow the rules properly. Metatron Jophiel and Lucifer await to give out the competitions and tests that God and Satan have called them to fulfill. They even plan out the living arrangements!

Which side will triumph?

Don't let the 'heaven and hell' premise scare you off, there's a blend of all kinds of mythology in the game. :D

As for mechanics: half log/half journal posts, any fandom is welcome - we've had some of the neatest obscure fandom characters pop up! - there's a great blend of crack and drama (of the IC kind!) and it's just a really great little RP. Oh, and we accept Original Characters. :D

Since so many players left recently - due to RL things, not any drama at all - apps are opened up a couple of months early! I know there are a few people on my Flist looking for games, so I offer Chaos for perusal!

And there is next to no drama, ever. I've been in a lot of games. I'm seen a lot of games change hands and whatnot, and I've never seen it go down without a hell of a lot of drama. Chaos? Not only did the original mod leave, so did half the player base, and all of it was friendly.

I've made some awesome friends through this game, the kind of friends that have nothing to do with fandom. The people here are a great bunch of people. The game moves slowly, there's a strong sense of community, and there's just so much opportunity to have fun - no matter if you prefer humor, drama, horror, whatever. Chaos has a little bit of everything!

So, if you're in the market for an RPG, I'd like to suggest Chaos Unraveled!
said_scarlett: (waste time (kyouyaxtamaki))
Whoot, spent the last hour getting caught up on tags! I've been a bit preoccupied with Behind The Scenes things these last few days and kind of failed at that. But Chaos is settled and going smoothly - I'll be posting more on that in its own entry - and the Other Thing I'm working on might be done a lot sooner than I'd thought.... Still having a ton of fun at [livejournal.com profile] rapturereborn! Eddie and Reno get along pretty much exactly as was predicted. :D

I need to update my LJ user info.

It's the day before grocery shopping day, which means supplies are down. And I'm going to be cleaning out the fridge as soon as I can convince my body it wants to get off the couch. :D Lunch is a mystery! ;)

I found an amazing rice pudding recipe yesterday that I want to share with you all:

Lychee coconut rice pudding:

* 1 lb fresh lychees, peeled, pitted and torn into pieces (can substitute canned lychees)
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
* 1 1/2 cups short-grain brown rice
* 2 cans coconut milk (400ml each)
* 3 cups milk (low-fat or whole)
* 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
* 1/2 tsp ground ginger
* 1/4 tsp salt
* dusting of cinnamon (optional)

Mix the lychee pieces with the sugar in a bowl. Let sit about 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally. The sugar will draw the juices out of the fruit and create a syrup, which you'll add to the cooking rice. (If you're using canned lychees, open the can and drain the fruit, reserving the juice.)

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until brown and fragrant, about 10-15 minutes. Set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the rice, coconut milk, milk, brown sugar, ginger, salt, and the syrup from the lychees. Bring to a simmer and cook gently, uncovered, until the rice is very tender, at least 90 minutes. There should always be liquid covering the rice - if the mixture starts to look at all dry, add more milk or some water. You want it like soup. When the rice is tender, stir in the chopped lychees and the toasted coconut, remove from the heat, and cool. Chill in the refrigerator at least four hours before serving.

Serve sprinkled with cinnamon, or with more toasted coconut if you have it.

Lychee coconut rice pudding, close up

Yay RP!

Aug. 15th, 2009 10:46 am
said_scarlett: (dark side of the moon)
I'd say I certainly accomplished the whole Getting On Top of Things thing yesterday. At least most of the things I wanted to get on top of. I got most dishes done, I got a load of laundry done, I was able to spend a good chunk of the day RPing, I did some writing....

And I even spent a few hours with my sister. I sent her home with the first Dark Tower book, so I'm curious to see what she thinks.

I did the right thing, cutting back my character load at [livejournal.com profile] damned. I feel so much better about posting now, and I'm not worrying myself into a fit over losing touch with characters or just plain posting characters I'm not having fun with. Now that I trimmed away some dead weight, I'm having fun again. And I don't mean just the usual fun level, I mean I'm really enjoying RP like I did years ago. It's really nice.

I intro'ed Eddie at [livejournal.com profile] rapturereborn, and I can't wait to actually thread with him. I love writing for him, bad 80s slang and all! And he gets his gun! He's really the only character I have anywhere who both a) can use a weapon very well and b) gets to have that weapon in game! It's very exciting.

My stomach is grumbling and I have a slight headache, so I should probably eat!
said_scarlett: (dance and sing by fizzyicons)
So, hurrah! I was accepted as Eddie Dean at [livejournal.com profile] rapturereborn! His journal is [livejournal.com profile] prisoner_of_ka, because every form of 'The Prisoner' was taken. Boo. But I do like [livejournal.com profile] prisoner_of_ka, and would have probably ended up with something stupid if [livejournal.com profile] nijawial hadn't suggested it.

My best journal names come from other people. :D

I've been working on his first post in between threading at [livejournal.com profile] damned, and I'm having a great deal of fun. There's nothing better than the confusion of a character who wakes up in a strange place with no memory of how they got there. Added bonus when they're pretty sure it's not actually possible for them to have gone anywhere.

Oh, it'll be damn interesting when he goes to the library... :D

And I've been threading my ass off at my games where I have active characters. I can't remember the last time I did 15 or so posts in under two hours. It's nice.

My sister is apparently coming over to hang out later. O.o
said_scarlett: (Silent Damned)
Oh boy, I've been slacking on housekeeping this morning. I did some dishes and got trash out, but today is another one of those Big Clean Days. Bathroom needs re-doing, and kitchen needs re-doing. And the porch needs a lot of work. Which is normal, since it's the end of the week, but....

Both my RPs are having events on right now. [livejournal.com profile] damned has the zombie invasion and CU has the Road Not Traveled day. Which...is really fun and interesting. Especially for Myre, since for this event she's as she would be had she never abandoned her own family, but instead stuck by her mother and eventually brother. So she's...not an uber bitch. She's still a bit pissy and brusque, but she takes things seriously and she's motivated and she doesn't have a blinding hate for anyone who's not a dragon. And she's...all Shamanistic. She always has the talent and whatnot, and she's getting trained, but...she's never treated it with the reverence the position deserves. For now, she is, and I sort of hope that will open her eyes some.

And you know, Darth Vader inadvertently propositioning Myre to mate is just hilarious.

Henry's interactions with Walter are just bizarre, since for this event, they've never had any contact before. And Henry can't talk to Eileen again, because he gets too tongue tied and nervous. My girls have both taken steps forward, but poor Henry took about six back!

In zombie news, I'm having a great time with this. Valyn gets to play Action Hero (also hilarious), Tamaki's close to having a breakdown, Eileen gets to show off her mad zombie bashing skills, and Citan...well...Citan is Citan and will probably be bugging people to help him dissect these things so he can figure out how they work. (Hughes has plans for later, and they are vague, so I'm not entirely sure what he'll be doing other than getting a gun he can give to Celes.)

So I'm sure you can all see why the computer is distracting me epically from my duties!
said_scarlett: (BFF Henchmen)
This morning I decided that a sports bra and a petticoat is totally an acceptable outfit to wander around the porch, yard and shed in.

Since I got a bunch more pillows and fabrics and candles and whatnot yesterday, I decided I was ready to move my morning meditation and exercise out to the sanctuary. It was nice. It was really nice. I unhooked the partition drape so I could still see the outside and settled myself right in the center of the pile of blankets and rugs and pillows to get started.

I put the curtain back up when I was ready to exercise. Now I'm drinking some lemonade and letting myself cool down before I take a quick shower or bath. I'm going to make a pie today, I think. It feels like a pie sort of day. A chilled cream pie.

I've been really enjoying RP lately. Both my games. I seem to be keeping up my ratio of 'stable relationship' to 'fucked up crazy relationship'. ;) Speaking of, Henry needs to ask Eileen if she wants to go to Kain and Blythe's wedding with him. He's so terribly excited about all of this, it's kind of cute. Also need to get Myre up to some trouble. Maybe she can prod Rufus and see if he wants to cut a deal with her....

I had a dream I took Nathan Explosion to my high school reunion. [livejournal.com profile] attilatehbun kept saying I was insane bringing him, and was apparently afraid he'd end up blowing up the building. We left before that happened, I believe.

Life is good.

ETA: Also, I'm overhauling my icons. I'm tired of a bunch of them. Where do people find icons?
said_scarlett: (Eddie)
Grocery shopping accomplished!

The more tired and stressed out I am, the quicker the shopping goes. I shaved a whole half hour off today.

I really need to eat something - I haven't been eating nearly enough lately. And now I'm always tired and my head keeps hurting. I just haven't been able to keep food down at all lately. And my cough isn't going away - even with drastically reducing my smoking. So not only am I tired, hungry, cranky and sick...my nicotine levels are dangerously low.

Arizona friends! Would anyone be interested in going to see CCR with me on July 23rd? My dad doesn't want to go - he'd prefer to watch a concert on TV it turns out - but said he'd happily treat me and any friends who wanted to go. They're playing at Tim's Toyota Center, Thursday the 23 at 7. I know this is probably a long shot, but... I really don't want to go to a concert by myself.

I really need to write, but I just keep coming up empty handed. And people keep giving me such awesome ideas, but I can't seem to do anything with them. The only thing (besides my original work, which I don't like to talk about in detail) that's even semi-formed in my mind is actually a little Eddie-centric ficlet that's been rattling around the old brain for a few days. Eh, maybe I'll give it a go.

Both my fights are up at CU! I need to hop to those threads, wrap up Reno and Maria's date thread, and work on some plottings with Myre. And speaking of CU...I may end up staying up way past my bedtime tonight. If my internal AS schedule is correct, Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny is on tonight - and since I'm struggling with my RP samples for Phantom Limb, it'd be a good episode to watch again. And I don't have season 3 on DVD yet, so....

I also need to get my hands on the soundtrack, but it can only be ordered online. :/ Curse you, Astrobase Go!

I think my phone will be turned back on today? I sure as hell hope so, because N and A are coming back either today or tomorrow morning, and it's the only number they have for us.

I'm sort of tempted to go down to the DAV today and see about putting together my Sasha cosplay.
said_scarlett: (Citan/Sig)
Just after ten, and already I've made a number of accomplishments!

I did some more potting, some dishes, some brainstorming for writing, responded to a bunch of comments and got some trash out. I do feel a bit badly that I skipped breakfast - I like to have breakfast on the porch and read while I eat and have my coffee or tea - but I overslept a bit. And I did have a breakfast shake.

I encountered another small (and really not important) issue with my computer. It's too old to support Itunes. Or even the Itunes clones designed to work with older computers. Which saddens me greatly, because I'm already bored of most of the music on my Ipod and would love to get all my Duran Duran, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Flogging Molly on there. I did try doing the transfering with Media Player, and while the files supposedly transferred...they don't show up on Sadie. (Sadie is my Ipod.)

Oh! Big news I completely forgot! I'm driving! I'm a driver! A year after I get my damn car, but I'm finally driving him! And not crashing into anything, organic or mineral!

My dad's bringing me a grill today. The season of barbecue is upon us! And I've got hot dogs and ground beef....

I slept beautifully last night. And we watched the first disc of Nightmares and Dreamscapes! Battleground was very well executed. Crouch End...never, ever should have been made for television. I was nearly in pain watching that atrocity of an episode. Too much needless build up, poor acting, ridiculous changes so that the entire point of the story is lost, and I swear, it is not terribly difficult to pronounce 'Cthulhu'. 'Kooshoo' is not an acceptable pronunciation anywhere. Kooshoo. But luckily, Umney's Last Case was beautiful. William H. Macy was perfect for Umney, hands down. The first part really captured that 30s pulp detective feel, and the creeping sense of the story was preserved. Nothing but thumbs up for that instillation!

I'm going the shameful but far easier route for one of my costumes, simply because I cannot work with leather and gun belts and holsters are beyond my abilities to afford or craft. So as for purchases needed...it's just a wig and boots. My Ila skirt is nearly done, and then I'm going to be starting on the hat for Nija's Melissa cosplay. I have the fabric, pattern and accessories.

I think I'm going to do some beading while we watch the second disc. And it seems my computer is fully workable. I'll be hopping back into my RPs before too much longer - I figure I'll wait until dayshift to jump back into [livejournal.com profile] damned, for sake of ease, and decide when to jump back into CU once I've caught up on what's going on over there. (And keep canon reviewing in the meantime.)

I'm in a terribly Xenogears state of mind today. Maybe I'll try and write fic....

Happy Friday, everyone!
said_scarlett: (jafar/iago)
Holy crap, I missed an update yesterday!

I ended up essentially lost in RP stuff for all the day. Both posting stuff and behind the scenes. :D Between Fan Fiction Day at CU and [livejournal.com profile] damned stuff, I just completely forgot to update my own LJ!

There are few things more awesomely hilarious than your RP characters finding fan fiction about themselves. And there were abundant pickings for my Silent Hill pups. Poor Henry's still not sure what to make of all these stories involving Walter doing 'disturbing things' to him. Or why there's a good chunk of art and fiction about him and his landlord's son. But he liked some of those Eileen ones...;)

Maria got a kick out of it all. And is enjoying using the whole thing to tease Reno. Plus, she and Frank bonded a little, which is always good.

Myre...well, there is no fan fiction for her, so I had to get creative and turn a few RP logs into fic. :D But it's a good starting point for her to learn how to control her emotions a bit better. (She's still in Sith training.)

(For those of you wondering what CU is, it's a very fun, on-the-light-side, low-stress RP I'm in over on IJ. Chaos Unraveled: The Ultimate Chessgame. The basic premise is God and Satan have decided to end things entirely, and have chosen teams to represent Heaven and Hell, to do battle against each other in various trials to decide the fate of the universe. We especially need members for Hell's team right now...*hint hint*)

I can't post about the other stuff I'm working on, as it's a surprise. :D But it shall be awesome!

Uh...Nikk and Aryn came over Thursday night, and brought their puppy to visit! We watched some South Park and hung out, then picked up Nija from work. I'm going over their place later today, I think, to watch some Asian horror movies.

For now...I am hungry and desire pancakes.
said_scarlett: (shana; all that I am)
I managed to get up at a reasonable hour today! Technically I woke up at 8:30, but I realized that I'd done all the dishes last night, and scrubbed the counters and stove, so I could afford to doze a bit in bed for a while. Now I'm up, I've got my protein shake, I took my vitamins, and I am feeling like a real human being.

We realized yesterday that my sudden breakdown, weird mood, and subsequent panic attacks through the day are because like the idiot I am, I've been forgetting my vitamins. I take vitamins mostly for the mental and emotional boost, and it's been weeks since I took my B-complex or anything else. So [livejournal.com profile] nijawial is going to draw me a little picture to tape to the mirror to remind me every morning to take them. :D

I had no idea so many of you had Facebooks! :D I'm still figuring out the site, but so far I'm liking it.

And thank you to everyone who commented on that meme. Reading all of that really, really did make me feel better. I have some amazing friends, and I am grateful for each and every one of you. I don't know what I'd do without my Flist.

We went with [livejournal.com profile] enigmablade and [livejournal.com profile] summoneddestiny yesterday to look at fish tanks, and were killed with cute by the dwarf hamsters. I fear we may end up giving one of the little buggers a home. We do have the big Habitrail cage that Hank and Dean have long grown out of - they live in a giant aquarium now, and are much happier with all that space. And plenty of shavings, food, toys etc....

Today on the schedule is:

Work out
Clean living room
Do laundry
Work on fic
RP in between

Everyone's posted for, actually, and my girls are on the move to hook up with their respective companions for the night. :D
said_scarlett: (naughty tonks art by xenoface)
Holy crap I'm sleepy! I was exhausted last night and ended up in bed around 11 or so, and I just woke up maybe ten or so minutes ago. I have no idea why I slept so late, but there you go. And I'm having a hell of a time waking up.

Which is bad, because I have a fuckton of posting to do! O.o Both my actual games are jumping, to put it mildly. But hey, I think all my [livejournal.com profile] damned characters have NS plans! Which I'll get to posting as soon as my brain wakes up enough to function. Though I'm still not sure what's up with Valyn. Well, other than he's in a slightly better mood now that he's had his therapy.

I love how the only thing that gets a reaction out of him is the careful hinting to find out whether or not his sister is a legal adult. He may be a philandering manipulating bastard with an incest fetish, but at least this time the object of his interest is technically an adult. ;)

Myre's getting a lightsaber, which made me squeal like a little girl. It's simple geek math. Dragons? Awesome. Sith Lords? Awesome. Draconic Sith Lord? Even more awesome.

And I did get another [livejournal.com profile] 30_lemon's prompt done. Prompt 9 'Sex Under the Influence' or 'That's Some Mighty Funny Tobacco In Your Pipe, Mr. Caterpillar'. I decided I'd take the prompt literally, so expect some bizarre, surreal porn later on once I clean up anything that needs to be cleaned up.

[livejournal.com profile] talia_speaks! THANK YOU SO MUCH! Package arrived safe and sound! Yours should be on its way to you. :D I have hardly any music. I put all of what I had on the shiny new Ipod, plus an episode of Criminal Minds, and still had a fuckton of space left. Clearly, I need more music.

Whatever the hell I'm drinking to wake up needs more chocolate. And if I don't get a call in 10 minutes about plans today, I'm making us some rainbow omelets and hashbrowns or something.
said_scarlett: (Default)
Redid the old LJ layout, finally.

For once, it's not fandom. I was considering another HBC layout, but I decided not to. I've used up all the usable pictures, after all. And while I am still active in a few fandoms (HBC, SH, VB) I'm honestly mostly into my own work right now.

Which you will very rarely see me posting about, because I'm one of those people who can't talk about a project while it's in the works.

Anyway, as I have decided that I very much like looking at Toda Erika, I figured I may as well use her for an LJ theme. Consider her my muse, if you will. Hey, she's quite an improvement from the surly, whiskey swilling old chap who's usually my inspiration. ;)

I can't believe the day is nearly gone. Where the hell did it go?

Ah yes, I pleasantly wasted a few hours at CU, enjoying Crack Day. Henry and Myre were very easy to write OOCly. Henry, a normally quiet, calm, inoffensive soul who's not so great with words becomes an unrepentant asshole. Myre, normally self assured to the point of egotism and a loner has become a whining, insecure, needy mess. Maria...Maria was harder. She's a little more complex than the other two, but I thought to what OOC qualities always piss me off in fan fiction. Mainly, the idea that there's nothing to her but sex. So I went that way, after briefly chatting with Nija about it. It's been vastly entertaining, to say the very least.

No one's going to want to look anyone else in the eye after this is over. :D

I've no idea what to do for dinner.
said_scarlett: (Atmo Sperm)
Yesterday was a very, very good day.

And not only was it good, it was productive. I got some good RPing in - I'm having a ball with my current threads - I got some writing in, I got a lot of cleaning in, and I even found time for some video game playing. It's nice to be back to my staples, writing and RP. And Citan and Batman. Citan and the Goddamned Batman. I am intensely amused by this. Also? Crack Day at CU. I'm still trying to figure out how to handle this, but reading everything else has been hilarious.

Anyway, yesterday also brought with it hitting up a few thrift stores and getting some very nice clothes, very cheap, and some beautiful rather mod-ish bottles for bathroom decor. There is a project to prettify Silent Hill in the works, and for some reason the bathroom has become the starting point. I had joked about that with [livejournal.com profile] chocomimi, that I wanted to redo the bathroom just to match my LUSH stuff.

Well, it's not being done for the sake of LUSH, but I have noticed a difference in how calming and soothing my baths are now. The bathroom is a somewhat sacred place, I feel. It's a little shrine where we can close ourselves away from the outside world and recover and recoup and revitalize ourselves. The decor and atmosphere should serve to help, not hinder this.

Anyway, after thrift store shopping, and much hilarity as I was with [livejournal.com profile] enigmablade and [livejournal.com profile] summoneddestiny - [livejournal.com profile] nijawial stayed home, as she is now Infected - we crashed here for a long while, watching Liar Game and feasting on beef curry with potato and rice. [livejournal.com profile] summoneddestiny gave me a hand in the kitchen, and it was wonderful - despite the fact that we almost blew up the crock pot.

Liar Game proved to be surprisingly gripping. The plot's damn good, the casting is very attractive, the subtitles are nice and big so I can read them easily, the soundtrack's great, and Akiyama is a beautiful, beautiful brilliant bitch of a man. And despite Nao being so naive it's painful, Toda Erika is gorgeous. She's pretty enough to tempt me to watch the damn Death Note movies, honestly....

(Not that I want to connect Liar Game with Death Note any further after what I overheard while in the bath last night... ;D)

I really ought to get off my ass and get back to finishing up some cleaning. And answer emails. I swear I'll get to those today! Oh, and, uh...one small request? My phone is still missing, and while I appreciate that a lot of people called it to help me locate it...it went off a few times between the hours of 2 and 5 AM. And woke me up from a very recent sound sleep that I had a lot of difficulty recovering. So no calls unless it's after 9 my time, if it's possible? Fey-Fey needs sleep or she starts hallucinating. Let's all work together to stop hallucinations in Fey. ;)
said_scarlett: (D Angels Fall)
So, I started Metal Gear 3 yesterday. I...really don't have much to say at this point. I started it a touch too close to bed, as I didn't realize that 'playing' it meant 'a small fraction where you can actually move Snake, but mostly you're watching a movie'. Which I only really understood bits and pieces of, as I was tired when I was playing. I grasp the actual mission, which I suppose is the important stuff. The random information about Godzilla and Snake's penis? Not so much getting what that has to do with anything.

Essentially, I haven't actually played enough to comment on the gameplay or plot or combat or anything much at all. It's a damn pretty game, though, I can say that. And I find it funny, so I just hope it was meant to be funny.

I'll be playing more today, and will hopefully get to some actual playing. And now I'm playing about 5 games at once. I have a problem.

Grocery shopping this morning, laundry today, the usual. Though all kinds of fun and hilarious and horrible things are going on at my various RPs. Christmas season has hit at CU, and Henry's...well, let's just say he's in a very playful mood. :D [livejournal.com profile] damned is a bit more full of angst.

Speaking of RPs.... *prods [livejournal.com profile] rewritten folks* Have we hit another little dead period?

Anyway, I've got to get dressed and whatnot to head to the store. Thank you everybody who left presents under the tree, I got a kick out of them! :D Save for whoever it was who gave me a lump of coal and told me I sucked. No, I lie, I did get a kick out of that. How can you take an un-capitalized 'u suck' seriously?
said_scarlett: (fma snow)
I woke up, made my coffee, went out to the porch for my morning cigarette....

And there was snow, clinging to the roofs of the houses across the street. And a little clinging to our fence. Ice and frost coated the yard. There were swirls and swaths of it on the glass, the grass, the drive and the dirt.

Winter has arrived.

Sorry I fell off the face of the earth yesterday! I went to clear off my bed, ended up taking an impromptu nap, and then my computer had crashed when I returned to the living room. I left it to rest overnight, and did some clean up work this morning, and all seems well now. I know I had RP plans with folks, and I'm really, really sorry about that. :/

I did get a lot of progress done on my room yesterday! I'm proud of myself. I'll be doing a little more today, to tidy up and put things the way I want them. I'm terribly fickle when it comes to these things. I also need to get the laundry I left last night. At least it was in the dryer, so it shouldn't be frozen!

This morning I've already scrubbed the counters and caught up on nearly all my RP, at all my games! Go me! Though Rewritten seems to be in another quiet period, so nothing to reply to there. I just need to do one post at Damned and one post at CU and I shall be all on top of things!

I really need to just bite the bullet and drop Lyta. :/
said_scarlett: (not love)
I think I'll just assume that I didn't surprise anyone on my Flist save for [livejournal.com profile] talia_speaks. Or I'll knock off the memes, since this is the fourth or fifth one I've posted with next to no results. ;)

When the hell did I get so boring? Somehow, when I lived in the middle of nowhere and did nothing, I was more interesting than I am now. Mark that one up in the old irony column. And no, I'm not being whiny and emo over this, and I honestly don't care if people do memes I post. I just find it interesting. But I've always been interested in things like 'what makes an LJ entry eye-catching' and things like that. It's all about the writing, baby.

I'm just in a particularly strange mood this morning. I'm going to blame everything on hormones and let that be that.

My mother called me last night because she'd lost one of our traditional family recipes. Luckily I had it mostly memorized, and the internet was able to help me fill in a few gaps by looking up similar recipes. No Thanksgiving crisis yet.

I think I've wandered away from NaNo. This doesn't mean I'm going to abandon the fic, but I think trying to race to finish it in time will leave me stressed and worried and freaked out and massively disappointed if I don't manage it. So I'd rather save my sanity. Plus, both RPs have been massively distracting lately. ;) And I have another project in the works, and today I just want to write a lot of pr0n. So I think I'm just going to write a lot of pr0n today.

Maybe I'll do that shuffle meme, and write five pieces based on whatever songs come up, or something.

(Speaking of...I need more music!)
said_scarlett: (love the sin (made for me by etrangere))
You know, there's something to this tai chi thing. I did the basic routine thing this morning when I got up, and I can definitely feel a difference in my relaxation and mood. Of course, this could also be because I followed my morning tai chi with a fresh orange cappuccino, but who knows? I should grab my yogurt, too.

Today we're going to a tea house! Wednesdays are something of a family day, where Nija's mom takes us out. Today's outing is tea. I plan to dress in my frillies, since it's going to be in the mid 70s.

I'm feeling invigorated about RP again, which is nice. I go through phases, it seems. Even though I am dealing with a variety of broken and miserable characters, I'm still happy and enjoying it.

I wrote (in my head, need to get it down on paper) a great deal of my NaNo project. Things are starting to come together. And I'm getting more referential. I was failing on that, but I'm remedying it ASAP.

Last night, Nija and I went to Pudge and Asti's for a late dinner. Man, I love their food. I tried their ham and swiss, and it's delicious. The other half will probably be dinner tonight.

I really do need to clean my room and put my new flannel sheets on the bed. They're white with blue snowflakes on them. I am amused.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. I'm going to be very, very busy. This is the first year that I'm in charge of the family dinner. I've been in charge of the turkey for a while now, but this year, it's all me.

A bit daunting, that.
said_scarlett: (Team Venture)
Thanks for the support yesterday. I'm fine now. What happened was I threw out my back in the shower when I was home alone, so I freaked out a bit. But [livejournal.com profile] nijawial was home shortly after, and all was fine. [livejournal.com profile] enigmablade and [livejournal.com profile] summoneddestiny came over last night, and much fun was had watching Venture Bros deleted scenes and the Christmas episode.

I got more writing done this morning! Apparently mornings are good for me for writing, since that seems to be when I do the bulk of it. I'm up to 17,500 words, which is not shabby. And I'm leaving in what I wrote last night. I've discovered a little secret to my word count uppage. I need to work Dr. Mrs. The Monarch into this more - her name is four whole words!

I swear I had some sort of awesome idea last night, but now it's gone. I'm doing this in such a patchwork way. There are just little scenes and snippets all over, waiting to be somehow connected to the rest of the story. I am figuring out how to fill in little gaps, though, which is good. This thing is actually starting to come together as a complete piece with consistent, underlying themes and plot.

I'm slipping further and further into less than great habits. I'm sitting here, not yet dressed, thinking that leftover pizza and a mocha would be a wonderful breakfast. While I reply to RP posts - all of which are vastly entertaining at the moment.

Hank and Dean the rats are comfortably situated in their new aquarium, and Hank has discovered the wheel. They both seem to enjoy all the new space, even though they consistently seek out the absolute smallest space available to cram themselves into. Usually together.

And now it's time to hit up my RP posts, check email, and see if I can hit 20k today!

said_scarlett: (a little sin)
1) Anon commenting briefly turned on, so I can properly thank Mr. or Ms. Anon who gifted me with extra icons! *hugs* Thank you so much! That was something awesome to wake up to this morning!

2) Still not liking the new profile pages. It's purely an aesthetic issue, I'll readily admit that. And of course my distinct dislike of change. ;)

3) On Holiday Cards: don't worry about where you are, I'm sending cards all over the globe!

4) It's still freaking cold.

5) Myre is chilling with Darth Vader on a beach. I think that has to qualify that thread as Most Awesome Thread Ever.

6) I'm almost to 7,000 words on my NaNo project. I had ideas last night, when I realized just how insane and over the top I can really go.

7. I need to get dressed since I've got errands this morning.
said_scarlett: (Homo Superios)
Just popping on quick to say: on the mend - fever's gone down, not feeling quite as craptastic - and today is a massive house fixing day! So I won't be on terribly much until later.

So far we've got one door fixed, and now we're working on the lights. And I'll paint my door, too. And should be getting shelves soon for my bedroom - I have two corner pieces, I just need to put them up.

Actually, I ought to go do that.

Oh! And [livejournal.com profile] talia_speaks! Need to talk to you. I'll be heading down to Phoenix in the next couple of weeks....

Sent in my app for Myre at CU yesterday. *fingers crossed* Also found a bunch more pictures of her PB (a rather animalistic looking model named Anna Baliko) but I realized I have no pictures of her in her dragon form. And that there really aren't any - save for the craptastic rendering from the cover of the second book. I may end up looking for stock art of orange dragons....

.....

[livejournal.com profile] enigmablade, did you...er...arrange the TV action figures last night? O.o I'm not sure what Ichigo and Kira are doing up there, but it looks rather questionable....

SPEAKING OF! I know I said it in person last night, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] enigmablade!

Okay, back to house work!

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