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New media under the cut. )

I've thought up a hundred different LJ posts the last three weeks, but haven't been able to make myself actually sit down and type anything up.  I managed 15k words this NaNo, almost all written prior to November 9th.  Day to day, I'll find myself doing okay, then remembering that there's a black hole on the horizon, ready to swallow us all whole.  Expect to see TV watching continue to go up and up for me, as I retreat into the warm comfort of escapism.
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This is quite possibly the saddest, shortest list I've ever had since I've started doing this - and it's two months' worth!  Part of it is that I've been writing a lot more lately, but a lot of my TV consumption, which has always been the biggest part, hasn't been stuff that I'd keep track of here.  I watched quite a few of the 9/11 docs, then watched all the JonBenét specials (and reading about both of those on the internet has cut into my reading books time, too).  However, by far the biggest drain on my time is all the time I've spent lately watching and reading political bullshit.  I've never really followed the elections all that closely before, but I've just been captivated this year.  I read a comment somewhere comparing it to the ancient Romans and their love of gladiator matches; we're all just waiting for more and more blood.
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So I've obviously been terrible about updating again.  It's been for a few reasons, all of which I'm very aware of, but it doesn't seem to make much difference.  For one, it's been summer reading at the library, so I've been very busy at work.  But I think more importantly are two things going on at home.  Firstly, I've really made an effort to not get on my home computer much.  I'd developed a very bad habit about coming home from work, where I'd often been on the computer all day, and just getting on the computer again for the rest of the evening.  But secondly, I've been doing a daily journal this year.  A lot of the time, once I write about my day in my journal, there just isn't the impetus to write it all up again for LJ.

Of course, part of it is not really being involved much in any kind of fandom, either.  I was doing pretty well with making icons for [livejournal.com profile] theiconthrone there for awhile, but that's fallen off my radar, too.

I continue to miss LJ, especially my first couple years on here; I miss having messages to respond to, and having assorted amounts of fun.  I don't know - it just seems more difficult for me lately to make the time for it.  I always go to bed each night thinking of all the things I didn't get done; there just isn't enough day for me anymore, it seems like.

(It doesn't help that I feel guilty for not keeping up on y'all's blogs.  Like, if I can't make the time to stay up-to-date with what's going on in your lives, what right do I have to post anything here and expect any of you to read it?  I have the oddest social media-related anxiety sometimes, IDK.)

Anyway, I'm going to try (again, as always, ad infinitum) to be a bit more dilligent about checking in at least weekly.  I need to, like, set aside one day in particular for LJ stuff.  Maybe that'll work, heh.
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I've been keeping track of these lists all along, but haven't posted them in years.  Under a cut to spare you!
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January Writing Progress )



January New Media )


Finally, I snagged this WIP meme from [livejournal.com profile] hearts_bloodPost the first sentence (or several) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIPs.  With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!


WIP Meme )
kungfuwaynewho: (lotr galadriel)
Weird, good, confusing, drama-filled, busy weekend.  Saturday my sister and I went out with some friends to this super-weird antique store in downtown KCMO.  It was on this street that looked like a bunch of old abandoned warehouses, and I probably would never have driven down it otherwise.  The store is only open the first weekend of every month, so three days a month, and it had all kinds of strange shit.  Some of it was your usual over-priced "vintage" furniture, which looks like they bought it from Goodwill, stripped the varnish, then painted and "distressed" it.  So kinda pretty but I am not paying $400 for that.  I found a few knick-knacks, like three glass apothecary jars, but it was more about the experience I think than anything else.

You know that scene in Jaws where they throw the chum in the water and then the shark appears?  This store was kind of like that, but with hipsters instead. 

Then we wandered over to City Market, bought tons of spices, and went to the Mediterranean Market.  Yesterday we had grilled tandoori chicken and onions on naan with cucumber dill sauce.  Hnnnngh.

So lots of other stuff happened but it's the kind of stuff I don't really talk about here (mysterious!), but I think it'll all mostly balance out to being good.  It made for a hectic and just on-edge weekend, though, so I'm strangely Zen about going back to work today.

New November Media )
kungfuwaynewho: (sarah connor)
I'm doing National Writing Something Month.  My goal is just to write something every day.  Not that I think anyone particularly cares, but I'm going to do brief posts every evening charting my progress, as a way to keep myself accountable.  I'm only counting original projects; no fanfic.

The Orphan Queen (novel): 20,054 words --> 20, 583 words --> daily total: 529 words
The Fall (tv pilot): 0 pages --> 6 pages --> daily total: 6 pages
The Burning Brand (screenplay): 11 pages --> 11 pages --> daily total: 0 pages
Untitled Zombie Screenplay: 0 pages --> 0 pages --> daily total: 0 pages

In the future, I'll just post the last two options for each.  So, 500 words and 6 pages on two projects is a pretty damned good start, I think!  (Especially since I did almost all of that at work.)
New October Media )


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I don't think I'm going to meet any of my goals this year, but that's okay. I don't think any of those goals are attainable if you're not in a position to have many hours of free time every day, and my free time has been much curtailed from recent years. (Honestly, the only thing I miss about subbing is having hours and hours to read or write or work on Latin while only occasionally handing the kids out some worksheet. Those were the days.)

Media lists under the cut. )
kungfuwaynewho: (drh brand new)
My sister and I bought hydration packs, and they are amazing.  How did I exist before I could wear a backpack filled with water?  I AM SRS.  HOW I EXIST.  I wore mine for the first time when I went on a walk/jog last night, and the difference it made was astounding.  I can never find a water bottle big enough to carry the amount of water I actually need if I'm going to do 3-5 miles, and rationing the water as I go just psychs me out, and I get thirstier and thirstier.  Being able to lug 2 liters on my back and not have to carry a bottle is just fantastic.  I LOVE IT SO MUCH.

Right now I'm waiting for the sun to go down so I can go for my walk/jog.  (I don't like to say "walk," because I do run quite a bit, but I'm not yet up to just running [fucking hills], so it feels like a lie if I say I'm going for a run.  Anyway.)  It's blasted hot.  Also, our air conditioner quit at work yesterday, and by the time I left at 5pm it was 80 degrees inside.  Such fun!  I hate summer, you guys.  I really, really do.

New June Media )
kungfuwaynewho: (lotr silhouette)
I never finish old memes before I start new ones.  Expect three entries before I get bored and wander someplace else.  Grabbed this meme from [livejournal.com profile] sonneta.

01. A fictional character you identify with and why.

I was in high school the first time I read the Mars Trilogy, and the series impacted me in a lot of different ways - it made me think about history as something living, as culture and government and society as something we create while we live in it, about conservation and environmentalism and how those aren't always the same thing.  But one thing that immediately struck me the most, and has stayed with me the most over the years, is my huge and undying love for Sax Russell.  He's my favorite fictional character from any medium - books, TV, film - for a variety of reasons.  One big thing that I identify with him is the way he is a very logical, pragmatic person who is also very emotional, even if no one else realizes it.  I'd spent quite a few years by that point trying to make myself more popular, believing that I had to be Miss Bubbles and Butterflies and tamp down those parts of myself that were too cold or rational or unfeeling if people were going to like me.  I can't honestly say that I had some kind of eureka! moment after reading the books that made me decide to be myself, but this was definitely one of the steps along the way.
New May Media )
kungfuwaynewho: (b5 at rest)
First, an ickle music meme.

1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload) 5(ish) songs you love that begin with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.


[livejournal.com profile] tictactardis gave me the letter W, so here you go:

1. The Arcade Fire - "Wake Up"
2. Bush - "Watching the Cables Sleep"
3. John Williams - "Welcome to Jurassic Park"
4. Janelle Monáe - "Wondaland"
5. Gogol Bordello - "Wonderlust King"

New March Media )

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