kungfuwaynewho: (bicycle dad)

So, I got an email that my paid account was due to expire.  I had two choices.  Let it expire?  But that seemed a tacit acknowledgment that I would never post again.  So I had to renew, obviously.  But once I paid for a blog that I hadn't used in a year (a year?!), I realized that I absolutely had to post again, today, immediately.

(I waited like six hours to make this post, obviously.)

Soooooooooo, it's been awhile!  There are a multitude of reasons (three, maybe four) for why I quit posting for a year (A YEAR?!?), but I won't get into everything now.  Mostly because it's boring and I doubt anyone cares.  But I wanted to say hello!  I'll be endeavoring to getting back into the swing of things and maybe making things and writing things again, and checking up on my flist, and other such online fandom thingies!

I feel like I should add something of substance to this post, however, so have literally the only thing I've done in Photoshop in the past year: a teeny-bop collage of silent film star Conrad Veidt!  (My sister went through A Phase.)

kungfuwaynewho: (xf yappi)
That awkward moment when you're out and about and someone comes up to you all, "Well, how are you doing, lady!" and tell you news about themselves and are all smiley and happy and you have to make some small talk and they tell you about someone else's news and you have to respond and then they leave and you HAVE NO IDEA WHO THAT PERSON IS.  Like, who are you and who is Tonya, I don't know, but I guess I am glad that you're now working at GM and good for your long paid vacation!  (I don't know who you are.)

So yesterday my ear finally opened up, and of course I got one of those day-long headaches that won't go away no matter what you do.  Just screw you, head, really.  Just screw you in general.  I am done with you, head.  I'm waiting for my tonsils to go next or something.  But thank you everyone for your well-wishes yesterday.  Much appreciated.  Sometimes it's just good to whine, you know?


Jul. 31st, 2013 02:34 pm
kungfuwaynewho: (tng data dances)

  1. I keep getting spam from some website called "Fingerhut Friends" and it's creeping me out.  What kind of serial killer person trophy nonsense?

  2. Yesterday was a very stressful day at work for many people in several departments, so I brought in no-bake cookies today.  It's kind of remarkable how chocolate, butter and sugar really do make you feel better, in like a spiritual way.

  3. We had to have some dude over to the house to fix our bathtub and I was like, I really need to keep my house clean just like all the time?  And not frantic "oh God someone's going to see my house" cleaning.  Though wow, we cleaned that house FAST.  All the shampoo and conditioner is still on the bookcase, though.

  4. I'm watching S3 of Breaking Bad right now, and the Skylar hate in the recaps/post-ep comments really make me sad.  It really demonstrates so, so clearly the way misogyny has just been internalized to such an extent that most of those people would likely strenuously object if you told them they were misogynistic.

  5. Seriously though, Skylar White is the best.

  6. Got the new Gogol Bordello CD in the mail yesterday.  (It's the best!)  Also got the order for someone else in the same box, with their order receipt and everything.  I emailed the company to let them know and haven't heard back, but I felt so bad at the thought of someone not getting their order.  I'm assuming they'll just send another copy to this other person?  I've never had something like this happen before.

  7. Really, Gogol Bordello.  The best.  Feast your ear-tongues!

  8. I'm afraid I'm not going to finish this fic in time.  :(

kungfuwaynewho: (tng dynamic duo)
For starters, I need to get people's dreamwidths!  Since it seems a lot of people have moved over there, and I'll need to start being more active there, too.  Throw 'em in the comments!

So I was going through and organizing my flash drive into folders, and I found the first page and a half of a John/Delenn story I started so long ago I don't even remember writing it!  I'm going to dust that off and try to finish it for B5 love month.  And I have like 70% of the next chapter of Metamorphoses done, and it's been at 70% for literal months, so my goal is to sit down and rewatch the relevant episode this weekend and finally frakking finish that.  (Feel free to yell at me for encouragement/shame.)  And I had a comment on Alma Mater over on FFN asking if I was ever going to finish that, so yeah.  Will try to get to that, too.

(It sucks, because I'm no longer allowed to write at work when I'm on the desk, which is where I had been getting so much writing done.  Sigh.)

And in other writings, I'm trying to restart working on both of my partially-completed novels, on which I've only written the most sporadic dribs and drabs for like more than six months now.  I really need to, like, schedule myself a dedicated writing time at least once a week.  Ostensibly I do already have one scheduled, as my local writer's group has been meeting every Friday evening for a couple months now to write, but we do a lot of chatting.  :(

I miss living close enough to Starbucks to just drive there in like three minutes, and I miss my Starbucks rewards that made it financially feasible to actually purchase Starbucks.  The only place that's really close enough to my new house to go to is a Wendy's, and like...yeah.  Wendy's, man.  You're probably all saying, just write at home!  Hahaha.  Oh, ahahahahahaha!  Seriously, that's hilarious.
kungfuwaynewho: (black books)
My reaction to Missouri and Duke both losing in the first round:

My reaction to hearing that my queen Fiona is releasing a new album this summer:

My reaction to my alarm going off this morning:

kungfuwaynewho: (bicycle dad)

My sister found this today google image searching for something else.  She left it open for me on my computer so it would be the first thing I saw when I came home from work.  Fifteen minutes later, I'm still laughing at it.

My face hurts.
kungfuwaynewho: (lotr galadriel)
Yes.  I woke up and watched the royal wedding.  To speed things up, I'm going to make a list of IDCs and IDGAFs:

1. I woke up at 4am to watch the wedding.
2. I love the royal family.
3. I love Charles and Camilla.
4. I think Charles is handsome.
5. I hope he doesn't abdicate, and I hope Camilla becomes Queen.
6. Sometimes I feel left out being an American and not having a monarchy.
7. William should just shave that strip of hair up top and own being totally bald.
8. I thought everyone looked gorg and I love the hats.
9. I thought about William getting married in the same place where William the Conqueror was coronated, and the idea of that much tradition and everything made me a little teary-eyed.  Of course, it was also like way early.
10. I love the Queen so much - I will totally cry if (not when, IF) she ever dies.  DON'T DIE LIZ OKAY.

Now I'm kinda...punchy?  I went back to sleep and dreamed that my family was at the wedding and everyone was committing horrible social faux pas and didn't feel terribly rested, but I could be feeling worse.  I'll eventually do something productive today.  Maybe.

A New Day

Apr. 20th, 2011 10:41 am
kungfuwaynewho: (firefly crew)
First of all, thanks to everyone for their well wishes and internet hugs.  Am in much better spirits today; like I was telling [livejournal.com profile] nhpw, sometimes you just need a guilt-free evening having, IDK, fun.  I've been so busy trying to finish up my screenplay that even when I did take breaks, I felt bad about it - so it was nice to just relax and not worry.

Wednesdays I work an evening shift, so I got to sleep in this morning (a whole extra half hour!).  Checked my LJs and my Tumbls.  Made oat and carrot pancakes, which were scrumptious.  Took a lovely lava-hot shower by ~candlelight, which is always wonderful.  (The fact that the lightbulb had burned out and I was too lazy to replace it is immaterial.)  Now I am chilling on my computer for another hour or so before I finally get around to finally depositing my federal refund check, because I am lazy and it's been sitting on my counter for like almost three weeks.

Then I shall go to work, and mayhap write some fic.  I have: the penultimate chapter of Alma Mater I need to finish, which has been languishing for about two months now; a half-finished tiny thing where everyone ends up wearing Garibaldi's hat that isn't that good, but whatev; that Marianne/Snape thing I was mulling but I think I need to reread Sense and Sensibility first; maybe some Alan/Quorra fluffiness?  (Vanilla het?  In my Tron fandom?  GTFO!)  We'll see.  I might just end up reading serial killer articles on Wikipedia, like I did yesterday.

And now, one of my favorite memes, which I've done several times over the years.  Print screen your desktop.  Change nothing.  No fair cleaning things up or renaming your embarrassing folders.  Paste into paint and upload.  Click to embiggen.

Et voila! )
kungfuwaynewho: (bsg baltar bored)
There's a couple parts of every script that are hard for me to write, and one of those parts is the very first part.  I have a tough time with opening scenes, and that's what I'm working on right now.

Well, was working on, until I decided that I really needed to post.  About what?  No clue.  So here's a random list of things that are randomly popping into my mind as I type.
  • I really need to stop answering "Thank you" with "Sure thing!"
  • Hot tea is the right temperature for about eighty seconds.
  • It does no good to write out lists of upcoming due dates, goals, plans, etc. if I promptly lose said lists.
  • I really want to finish watching Caprica (I got bummed out when it was canceled and took a break), but I have, like, eleventy other shows I'm watching right now.
  • Exactly 100 word drabbles are the dickens to write.


Mar. 1st, 2011 10:17 am
kungfuwaynewho: (tng data dances)
Came home late from writer's group last night; took a shower and was too tired/lazy to dry my hair.  So I went to bed with a wet head, and this is a fairly good representation of my morning:

I eventually worked it out, though.  Had a cromulent breakfast of pancakes and strawberry jam, got my morning work done very early, and it's a nice day today.  I'm hopeful to finish editing my screenplay in the next day or two so I can finally begin the second draft.  Things are going well!

I am having one of those sad days where I'm just, like, really looking forward to lunch.  Leftover fried chicken and mashed potatoes yayyyyyyy.
kungfuwaynewho: (b5 john huh)
I just shelved a book, and the author's name was Alan Bradley.  And I was like, literally and out loud, "Tee hee Alan Bradley!"  And then I looked around really quick to make sure no one had heard me be a total loser.
kungfuwaynewho: (bsg ellen)
Icons, gifs, a wallpaper, and a drabble for [livejournal.com profile] scifiland's multi-media bingo challenge.

Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe )
kungfuwaynewho: (b5 john huh)
I wrote this big long entry about how I haven't been able to write any fic in awhile, beyond a few crappy paragraphs here and there, but it was boring and whiny even to me.  I was rereading for typos before posting and I was like, shit, this is the epitome of no1curr.

So instead I am going to ask a fandom-nonspecific question, in the hope that the answers will help me figure something else out.  And, you know, be interesting to read besides.

What is your all-time favorite ship?  Why?  And what was the moment/scene/episode that made you feel really invested in that relationship?  And if you can't narrow it down to one, just write about two or three.  (But not, like, ten.  Commit, you wishy-washy girl.)  (Unless you're a boy.)  (Do any boys even read this?)

My pick! )
kungfuwaynewho: (bicycle dad)
This has always been my favorite way to sum up the year, mostly because it has a sort of Zen quality to me.  Here are the first sentences of the first blog posts of each month.  (I'm skipping meme posts, which are generally my new media posts, and only posting actual post-posts.)

February: Oscar nomination predictions!
March: An open letter to Sherron Collins (who is egotistical enough to google himself and therefore might read this):
April: You know the saying, "April showers bring May flowers"? Kansas takes it seriously.
May: I love TV memes!
June: So, I was reading a Fringe thread at TWOP, and someone posted a Babylon 5 spoiler right in the middle of a comment.
July: YEAH. THAT HAPPENED. I've been mentally preparing a "Babylon 5 is the Greatest Television Show in the History of the World" post for about two weeks now, but we'll see whether I end up going through with it, especially considering how behind I am on the TV meme (why do these things matter).
August: Writing, writing, all the time, but not a thing I can sell.  Whee!
September: I am a finalist! 
October: Yesterday was biz-zay.
November: So I finally, officially start work on the 16th. 
December: I have more written than this, but I'm in the middle of a scene and I don't want to put up just the first half.

That just about covers it, I think.
kungfuwaynewho: (drh evil laugh)
Busy day today.  It's my last week doing this long-term subbing gig - the regular teacher comes back next Monday - so I have to start getting the room back in order and remember where I've put all the things and notes and such that I should have been organizing all along.  I'm not happy about this ending -  I really like knowing when and where I'm going to work each day, instead of waiting for a phone call I may or may not get at 5:30 in the morning, so I always have to be ready just in case.  Bah.

Came home and had to change my returning flight from Austin, which was fairly painless; my new flight leaves at 6:30 in the morning, which will not be painless.  But it was two hundred extra dollars to fly out the night before, which was not going to happen.  I still need to make my rental car reservation - the website was down last night, of course - and then my travel plans will be finished.

I started volunteering with my library's ESL class this summer; tonight was my second time teaching on my own.  Beginner's ESL just has one student right now.  She's from Ethiopia, and has a very, very limited vocabulary.  It can be quite a challenge to communicate with her, and we spent almost an hour today just going over what she did today.  But then you have great moments like when she remembered that after English class, she's planning to go home and eat ice cream, and she got really excited about the ice cream, and then we just talked for a little bit about ice cream.  I just have a tremendous amount of respect for anyone that moves to a country and is not able to speak the language - I would not be able to do it.  I would be too scared. 
Day Four - My Definition of Love )

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