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Apr. 22nd, 2019 06:24 pm
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I regret that I didn't take time to deal with the dishes yesterday. I've ran the dishwasher twice today. My hands are very unhappy about this because getting things out of the dishwasher is much, much harder than putting them in. I try to have Cordelia do that part as much as I can, but I had missed how many dirty dishes we had because I hadn't realized that the dishwasher was nearly full.

I started a load of laundry before I emptied the dishwasher, and I tried to do some cooking. The latter task ran aground on the food I planned to cook being bad. I want to make banana bread, but the bananas aren't quite overripe enough yet, and my hands really weren't up to it after the cleaning.

I talked Cordelia through refilling the cold brew coffee thingy. I normally do it because I'm the one who tracks when it's empty. I don't drink it, but I pour Scott's mug (he drinks it cold and unmixed with anything else) and prepare Cordelia's every morning.

I'll probably leave switching over the laundry until Cordelia gets home. I'm not sure I can manage that on top of what I've already done.

I wanted to change the top sheets and pillowcases on our bed. We changed the fitted sheet yesterday because I sloshed coffee on it while reaching for a kleenex to clean up coffee that I'd sloshed on a library book on my bedside table while I was trying to set the cup down.

I considered going out to get my hair cut today, but I failed my morale check and stayed home. I think I need a different haircut because the long hair is giving me issues. It's exhausting to wash, and I keep moving wrong when I brush it. I'm safe down to a certain point. Then I twist my wrist to shift my grip and keep my brush moving.

"Sunday" Six

Apr. 22nd, 2019 09:09 pm
extrapenguin: Woman in pre-Tang Dynasty official's garb reads officially. (xia dong reads)
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Easter Monday counts as a Sunday, right? *g* I'm finally picking my way through the Space Swap collection that revealed (I know, bad mod), and I have some writing updates to share. I do not quite have six fics to share updates from, but ideas count as things, right?

1. That WIP? Now 41.9k according to gedit! AO3's wordcount is slightly lower than gedit's, always, but as I will have to fill in the sections that have [finish scene], it'll definitely be over 40k. It's the longest thing I've written, and it's novel-length! Woohoo! Posting will hopefully start during the first week of May.

"The art of cultivation requires a mind open to the world. How can your mind be open if you close your eyes to duty and fill your heart with hubris?" Wei Wuxian asked. "Now, let us sweep the training field. Hurry up and take a broom!"


2. My 520 Day Reverse Exchange Fic has quadrupled in wordcount! \o/ It is over the minimum already. Now I can just sail at the plot points I've planned. In an emergency, such as the plot growing into a 40k monster I cannot finish in time, the first scene sort of stands alone. (There's also another flexion point that could be rewritten into an ending a few scenes further in.) I really want to write the rest of the fic, though, and since this is now my biggest writing priority, it should be doable.

No quotes because this is exchange fic.

porn )

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Apr. 22nd, 2019 11:02 pm
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Am home again from the long weekend away (we have been sleeping and breakfasting at home, but otherwise at the local science fiction convention). I've done a quick scan through my dwircle, and have queued a stack of things to read in the morning. Am certainly going to have missed things, because there is far too much for me to actually read.

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Apr. 21st, 2019 07:23 pm
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you and me could write a (bad) romance (7227 words) by AlexSeanchai
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir/Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug, Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir & Gabriel Agreste | Papillon | Hawk Moth, guest starring - Relationship, Marc Anciel/Nathaniel Kurtzberg, Alya Césaire/Nino Lahiffe, Juleka Couffaine/Rose Lavillant, past minor relationships
Characters: Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir, Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug, guest starring, Marc Anciel, Nathaniel Kurtzberg, Alya Césaire, Nino Lahiffe, Nadja Chamack, Lila Rossi, Nathalie Sancoeur, Penny Rolling, Gabriel Agreste | Papillon | Hawk Moth
Additional Tags: Romance, Modeling, Designer Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Homelessness, Queer Het, Temporary Character Death, Marriage Proposal, sitting these two clowns down to talk about their feelings, Adrinette April 2019
Summary:

Adrien rubbed the back of his neck and didn't meet her eyes. "Sooo I kind of had a fight with my father. The part where the art room social scene comes in is, I told him I'm done modeling for anything but romance novel covers. And he doesn't believe me."

"...Romance novel covers," Marinette repeated slowly, imagination filling with Adrien in a charcoal suit waltzing with a woman in a crimson silk gown. Adrien in a pirate ship's crow's nest, poet shirt open to show his defined pecs and abs, with the black-and-red-garbed pirate queen. Adrien, blue-jeaned and shirtless and wielding a broadsword, with—

"The thing is—and this," Marc added, "is the part where Loverboy is getting all flustered—the thing is, romance novels, as a general rule, have two protagonists."

"Both of whom," continued Nathaniel while eyeing Marinette, "ought to be on the cover. Otherwise readers will get confused about the genre.

"Subtle," said Marinette. "Adjective. Antonyms include Marc and Nathaniel."

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Apr. 21st, 2019 09:52 pm
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I still haven't made those phone calls in spite of having good intentions. I'm going to set an alarm to remind me to call my grandmother tomorrow. I'll see if I feel up to calling my father after that.

Easter dinner with Scott's sister's family and her in-laws turned out to be pretty laid back. I didn't expect it to be. I think that part of it is that my SIL has realized that the tremor and the arthritis mean that she really doesn't want me carrying her china or helping prepare food in her kitchen. I'm an accident waiting to happen even when I'm the only one in the kitchen. The odds of trouble go up with more people crammed in there.

I wrote an exchange treat over the weekend. I didn't make progress on my actual assignments, but I wrote about 2500 words and got polished enough to post. Maybe I'll be able to get my words moving this week. I'm at 29K words for the year which is pretty good but not even remotely comparable to where I was at this point in 2017 or 2018. I'm tracking it, but I'm not particularly fussed.

Vidding 101 Begins

Apr. 20th, 2019 10:54 pm
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[personal profile] elf
I picked up Sony Vegas 14 at HumbleBundle a while back, and finally got around to installing it.

I want to make a vid. I want to make a vid I know damn well nobody else will make, so I guess I gotta learn vidding.

However, the vid I want to make is complicated and involves several sources from different eras, which I know is a pain. So first, I gotta make an easy-for-beginners vid to get used to the software.

Criteria for beginner vidding:
* Ideally, single video source (a movie or single episode)
* Video source you don't mind watching a zillion times because you don't know what you're doing so you're going to see a LOT of it
* Song you don't mind hearing a zillion times, for the same reason
* Not your dream vid project - this is not going to be perfect

Various other vidding tips apply: something visually interesting, song that has enough "story" or tempo changes to give you some structure, avoid songs or vid material that's been used lots of times unless you want to be The New Version of one of those.

I figured out what I want to do.

I think I'm ready to try this )

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Apr. 20th, 2019 06:50 pm
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Somehow, Scott and I ended up staying up past midnight last night. It was mostly due to Scott not coming to bed until past 12:30. I didn't even notice how late it was because he doesn't stay up like that normally. I woke at 6 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep.

Part of the not getting back to sleep is that Scott opened the blinds when he did the work on the ceiling fan last weekend. Since we get up at 5:30 on weekdays, I hadn't really noticed, but I definitely noticed this morning. The other parts of not getting back to sleep were the usual culprits in terms of the Halcion and painkillers having worn off and in terms of my body being unable to make up its mind about being warm or cold.

I need to make some family phone calls this weekend. There have been three birthdays in the last week, and I completely forgot. I wished my sister a happy birthday on Facebook, but that seems like more of a failure than missing it altogether.

Today's DailyOM Offerings...

NSFW Apr. 20th, 2019 11:31 am
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Plotbunny for Free to Good Home

Apr. 20th, 2019 03:47 pm
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There is a theory that our universe is only a simulation. There's some probability stuff (one universe with sentients can technically create an infinite amount of computer simulation universes) and some other stuff (the fact that the outcomes of some quantum mechanics things depend on whether the thing is observed) that gets trotted out as evidence pro, but as the truth of this hypothesis doesn't affect my life in the slightest, I don't really give a fuck.

Except, of course, in the realm of plotbunnies.

Zhao Yunlan at one point outright asks Shen Wei whether they're just characters in a book; why not have the Guardian-verse be a computer simulation of planetary ecological development under various conditions, where they got funding by making "reality TV" out of these simulated worlds' events? Then the creations would rage against the capricious gods and want compensation for their part in the circus performance of the bread and circuses. Epistemology, breaking the fourth wall, and thoughts on the rights of non-flesh-and-blood sentients! What's not to like? Please take this plotbunny off my hands so I can with clear conscience concentrate on my 520 assignment and Ye Zun plotbunnies.

Lake Lewisia #374

Apr. 20th, 2019 05:42 am
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It was for the best that the neighborhood get-together had been advertised only with fliers and word of mouth, rather than anything like formal invitations. It meant that no one had to apologize for overlooking any of the unexpected attendees who wandered in just as the potluck tables were being arranged: wispy swamp gas creatures from up on the river, the dark shapes that inhabited the gaps under front porches, and a colony of Poetic Toads living at the end of the street. No one questioned them–all neighbors belonged there, after all–and they pulled up chairs and improvised drinking vessels for the lot of them.

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LL#374

Tarot layout: Moon in Libra reading

Apr. 19th, 2019 11:17 pm
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The topic of specialized readings came up on a Discord channel, so I made a layout for the full moon in Libra (that's today, technically in about 5 hours; the next day and a half or so are still considered "full moon" for magical workings).

Large image under the cut )

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Apr. 19th, 2019 08:43 pm
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Writing is still going very slowly. I'm still having days when I write nothing at all. Given two assignments with due dates looming, it's a little worrying. I've passed minimum word count on one of those two, at least, but it still doesn't fulfill the conditions of the exchange. The other story has been sitting, untouched, for a while because it's not ready for writing yet. The due dates are a day apart, so I figure I'm good as long as I'm making progress on one or the other.

Cordelia didn't have school today because of Good Friday. She's very confused about that but happy to have a day off. The local schools do spring break in March without connecting it to Easter. I'm pretty sure that, when I was a kid, it usually floated to follow Easter.

I got a load of laundry done today and cooked some fish. I also put together my pillboxes for the next week. I have seven that are meant to be a week of storage and use one for each day so that I can open the bottles once a week instead of every day. I'd have liked to do dishes, but I couldn't manage that on top of the rest. The pills were hardest. Those run into both the osteoarthritis and the tremor, so I keep missing the compartments. I try to do the boxes when Scott and Cordelia aren't watching. I'm not sure why given that they know I have those issues.

The pillboxes are very helpful, though, because I can look at them and know whether or not I've taken today's dose of whatever goes in that compartment. There are things I really don't want to miss taking or double up on. Now I just need a way to track the take as needed stuff.
extrapenguin: Wei Wuxian (from Modao Zushi) playing the flute in front of a red Sun. (mdzs)
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DRAFT DONE!!!

I have finished my MDZS WIP (on my phone, so no wordcount updates; it must be over 40k though) and can now do other things with my life for a bit!!! I'm not letting myself touch it for edits until next weekend. It needs editing, and lots of it, but: complete first draft!

Happy full moon, everyone.

Podfic Bingo 2019

Apr. 19th, 2019 07:46 pm
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New Kink First Time Repod a Podfic Read Quickly (for you) Naked
Whisper 1st POV Action/Adventure Crack Record Original Fic Random Fic
Crossover/Fusion Yuletide FREE SPACE Altered States Dirty Talk
Fluff Higher Pitch Effect Incorporate Physical Sound Read Angrily Rare Pairing
Record While Lying Down Wet <10 Minutes Long Record Standing Up Record in Bed

*waves awkwardly*

Apr. 19th, 2019 09:53 am
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Hey everyone, I"m home again.

Very tired from new meds, very tired from the experience, just...very tired.

But not in a bad way. In an I-have-to-readjust-to-life way.

Thank you all for the love and support and kindness you've shown me and [personal profile] fullupwithfire this week. You've been amazing and I am so happy to have you all in my life.

There are some things I'm going to try and do differently but I'm still trying to figure out how that is going to work. We'll see how it goes.

But I'm home again and it feels so, so good.

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