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    My autocorrect is finally realizing sometimes I type Irish words. It no longer bothers to correct 'go raibh maith agat' (Thank you in Irish).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yzjdriel View Post
    DragonCon is fantastic. I went in 2015 and 16, and my costume was literally just a t-shirt with a horrible niche pun on it and a real daisho (as in, made in Toledo, Spain and actually sharp, but locked in their sheathes for obvious reasons).
    I have gone every year since 2003. It's my annual geek pilgramage, and I meet all my friends there that have scattered around the country. My best friend since 8th grade, Kim, comes in from San Francisco. My Florida friends all come, and some from Texas, NC, Ohio... it's like a family reunion, but without the awkward fake social conversations. I usually make the con pay, since I sell my jewelry and prints in the art show. Last year I made a $2700 profit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Religion0 View Post
    Oh, so the usual? Cool cool. Well, I disappeared to somewhere between bachelor's data gathering, sister coming to game, and being on the edge of a breakdown. My anti-depressants stopped working, and to stop myself from doing any harm to myself I think about how much it would upset my grandmother, and that makes me really upset. Whoo, that sounds bad.
    These things always sound different in our heads! I am sorry you're feeling poppy, * mega hefty hyper uber huggles on rel* and for the record, I would also be upset if you endangered yourself. You's be's mah bestie!! I want you to thrive in hoppiness and frolick in meadows of emotionally stable and sustainable sunshine.
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    Feeling sad and worried about my kitty. I'm really starting to wonder how much longer he's going to be around.
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    Awww poor kitty Has he at least had a warm and fuzzy life?



    I made an executive decision and am cutting off my author group! Well, from Misfortune of Vision, at least. It's almost ready for submission, and I'm barely a third through it at the group (we can share about 4000 words a week, so it takes a while). Instead, I'm shifting them to the prequel, Misfortune of Song. I'm just at 24K words written in that so far, so it's more 'first draft WIP relevant' than MoV was.

    At least a couple characters will be familiar, though some in different ages. The main character of MoV, Orlagh, was 65 there. She's 17 in MoS. A couple Fae characters are the same age, though. Well, appear the same age at any rate. Those bloody Fae can look any age they want.

    I'm off this weekend to a LARP event called Feast of Fools in Hagerstown, MD, and will get to see many of my friends from that area. Yay! I am bringing my laptop though. Must check in at work this weekend, and maybe write some more. I'm in The Zone as far as getting at least daily wordcount in, so I don't wish to interrupt that Zone.

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    Do not look away from... the Zone.
    Do not use the Zone on concrete.
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    The Zone may stick to certain types of skin.
    Ingredients of the Zone include an unknown glowing green substance which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.
    Do not taunt the Zone.
    (sorry, mixing up cult references there)
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    “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” -G.K. Chesterton

    WIPs:
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    "No, my God's not done making me a masterpiece/ He's still working on me/ He started something good and I'm gonna believe it/ He started something good and He's gonna complete it/ So I'll celebrate the truth/ His work in me ain't through/ I'm just unfinished." ~"Unfinished" by Mandisa

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    P.S. I HAVE BELGIAN CHOCOLATE. Because my co-worker was in Antwerp and stopped by this little chocolate shop I adored when I was there last and got me a big box. I'm carrying it with me at all times, including my travels, so my husband doesn't eat it while I'm gone.

    Because he would.


    And then I would have to kill him.


    And that would be sad.

    ~Winks, who has been on too many planes in the past 48 hours and is airport hopping to the other side of the country tomorrow. BUT I GET TO HANG WITH KITKIT for a day

    Shutting up now, I swear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiddlywinks View Post
    P.S. I HAVE BELGIAN CHOCOLATE. Because my co-worker was in Antwerp and stopped by this little chocolate shop I adored when I was there last and got me a big box. I'm carrying it with me at all times, including my travels, so my husband doesn't eat it while I'm gone.

    Because he would.


    And then I would have to kill him.


    And that would be sad.

    ~Winks, who has been on too many planes in the past 48 hours and is airport hopping to the other side of the country tomorrow. BUT I GET TO HANG WITH KITKIT for a day

    Shutting up now, I swear.
    But but but... Your rambles cheer me up...
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    Snow White Retelling -- Outlining

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    "No, my God's not done making me a masterpiece/ He's still working on me/ He started something good and I'm gonna believe it/ He started something good and He's gonna complete it/ So I'll celebrate the truth/ His work in me ain't through/ I'm just unfinished." ~"Unfinished" by Mandisa

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    Damn rain oh you damn rain. My fur is soaked.

    Can we come in and sit a spell?
    That's Tee kee' rahm

    Say hello to my whistling dragon, Kykherhenha (and that is pronounced Kich' kee ree' nah)

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.F.B. View Post
    But but but... Your rambles cheer me up...
    *Mega super booper hugs effbubbles!* if it make you feel better, my cinder shirt arrived yesterday and it's beeeeeyyyyoooottttttiiiifffuuuullll!!! also, you are a wonderful kitty owner and any cat should be so lucky as to enjoy your kindnesses! You rock, your cat rocks, enjoy their presence as much as you can without grieving yet. That will come later. As it should. For now, be happy so that kitty can as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thekherham View Post
    Damn rain oh you damn rain. My fur is soaked.

    Can we come in and sit a spell?
    Did you say "spell"?? You've come to the right place, amigo, the cantina is now your home!!
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    Thank you.
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    Welcome! Don't tease the kraken. Have a smibble. What sort of drink would you like? The robot will get you one. I forget is name - Steve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiddlywinks View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by E.F.B. View Post
    But but but... Your rambles cheer me up...


    Oh, that's not the last of my rambles. That's just the last one today. I'm sure I will have more soon because I get all rambly when I'm tired or traveling or both or...um...well when I have also kinda sorta maybe had coffee again, though I SWEAR it wasn't the unicorn drink.

    And I'm not making that up.

    ~ Winks, who really doesn't want to have to go to the airport extra early tomorrow so she can make that darn work call once she gets past security with her Belgian chocolates.
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    Blood Rose, Book 1 - Updated Chapter 1 of Pirate Fantasy (drafting)
    Summer's Sword - PNR, Chapter 1 (polishing) - Query in progress in QLH
    Hopefully Ever After - UF romance, Chapter 1 (querying)

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    Quote Originally Posted by greendragon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Damoclian View Post
    *Mega super booper hugs effbubbles!* if it make you feel better, my cinder shirt arrived yesterday and it's beeeeeyyyyoooottttttiiiifffuuuullll!!! also, you are a wonderful kitty owner and any cat should be so lucky as to enjoy your kindnesses! You rock, your cat rocks, enjoy their presence as much as you can without grieving yet. That will come later. As it should. For now, be happy so that kitty can as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by JJ Litke View Post
    EFB


    Quote Originally Posted by Thekherham View Post
    Damn rain oh you damn rain. My fur is soaked.

    Can we come in and sit a spell?


    Quote Originally Posted by tiddlywinks View Post


    Oh, that's not the last of my rambles. That's just the last one today. I'm sure I will have more soon because I get all rambly when I'm tired or traveling or both or...um...well when I have also kinda sorta maybe had coffee again, though I SWEAR it wasn't the unicorn drink.

    And I'm not making that up.

    ~ Winks, who really doesn't want to have to go to the airport extra early tomorrow so she can make that darn work call once she gets past security with her Belgian chocolates.


    Safe travels, Winks.


    I haz good, happy making news this morning. I reached my Camp Nano goal last night! It was actually rather sudden. I was still over 500 words out when I thought I'd stopped for the day and I thought I was going slow enough it would still take the next several days to get there. Then in the evening I had a moment of inspiration and started writing on my phone for a good hour. When I was done i had finished a whole new scene and thought, "well that felt pretty good, I wonder how many words that was?" Checked and it was 554 and my goal was reached. O.o Wasn't expecting to get there quite yet, but yay! Guess I underestimated my abilities and will have to set my goal higher than 5,500 next time around.

    Once I get in the computer (on my phone now) I'll have to figure out how to verify my project, but even when I do, I'm going to manually keep track of how much more I write until the end of the month. Once I have the total I'll hold into it and when the next Camp comes I'll set my goal a little higher than that so I can challenge myself.
    Last edited by E.F.B.; 04-21-2017 at 05:26 PM.
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    Snow White Retelling -- Outlining

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.F.B. View Post
    Once I get in the computer (on my phone now) I'll have to figure out how to verify my project, but even when I do, I'm going to manually keep track of how much more I write until the end of the month. Once I have the total I'll hold into it and when the next Camp comes I'll set my goal a little higher than that so I can challenge myself.
    It will let you continue to track your wordcount on the site even once you pass your goal. FWIW.

    I usually just use a text generator (a search for Lorum Ipsum generator should pull one up) and tell it to generate the number of words my document has counted. Then, copy/paste into the verification thing.
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    Has anyone seen Junely around lately?

    It's her birthday today you know!

    Happy Birthday Junely!
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    Hmm, I haven't noticed Junely here a long time.

    Happy birthday, Junely!
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JUNELY WHEREVER YOU ARE!!!!!!
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    You know, some days, all it takes is 30 minutes, a pen and a pad of paper for me to figure out an idea for a story. I might have something for the SNAFU: Judgement Day anthology yet.
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    One of these days I'd like to compile an anthology about different kinds of aliens.

    And which day is that?

    Yeah, I know. I'm too busy with other stuff.


    That's Tee kee' rahm

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    Gaaah, I'm super pissed at instagram right now. They let someone open an account on my email without so much as a bleedin' confirm-this-email-is-yours-mail! I've been getting mails from instagram but since I don't have an account there I was binning them and reporting them as phishing scams. (Also grumpy with lifemail for not even been able to tell me this really was a legit instagram-email.) But as emails continued coming I noticed the username was consistant which is unusual for spam, so I went to the instagram website and tried to see if my email came up with a forgotten password and lo and behold, there is one. I managed to delete it but the more I think of it the angrier I get. What's the point of stealing someone's email for a tiny profile with one photo and some followers? And why didn't instagram have better privacy-checks? Grrrr!

    Quote Originally Posted by tiddlywinks View Post
    P.S. I HAVE BELGIAN CHOCOLATE. Because my co-worker was in Antwerp and stopped by this little chocolate shop I adored when I was there last and got me a big box. I'm carrying it with me at all times, including my travels, so my husband doesn't eat it while I'm gone.
    Oh hey, that's not all that far from my swamp stomping ground.

    Come to Belgium, we have chocolate! And waffles! Sometimes even combined!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowflame View Post
    Has anyone seen Junely around lately?

    It's her birthday today you know!

    Happy Birthday Junely!
    Haven't seen her for a while.

    Happy birthday, Junely! Hoping the medical issues are sorting themselves out.
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