So tired

Friday, 1 September 2017 11:10 pm
apollymi: Future Trunks looking down and blushing, text reads "blush" (DBZ**Trunks: BLUSH!!!)
You ever have those dreams that are just so real that waking up and everything feels fake, and that's what I'm staring at right now: I went to sleep on the couch and dreamed that it was already tomorrow and we were walking around looking at apartment and I needed to get my ID back the office (because they always keep IDs when you're touring properties around here). It was just a small little silly dream, but it seemed so real at the time that, when I woke up, everything else seemed flat and fake afterwards.

Which segues nicely into our plans for tomorrow: looking at apartments in Stockbridge, McDonough, Fayetteville, and maybe Peachtree City. We're also meeting Mum for lunch in McDonough. [personal profile] desolate03 is in town for Dragon*Con, so we might meet with her at a later point in the weekend.

And yeah, that's about it.

Something quick

Saturday, 13 May 2017 10:22 pm
apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba fanart, black & purple background, text reads "We'll make something out of nothing" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Something out of not)
Well, we did the meal with [personal profile] desolate03. It was rather short and all the way down on the side of town where I work, but the food was good and filling. It was a good visit all in all, if short as ever.

And then [personal profile] katsuko and I ended up talking ourselves into writing a semi-canon compliant Faraday/Goodnight fic... and it's approximately 88% hate sex and bad BDSM etiquette. But amusingly, we're both working on that other 12% right now. She's working on the almost sweet sex at the beginning, and I'm working on the post-Battle of Rose Creek set up they need to be having. It's going to be fucking glorious and painful and a train wreck. I'm looking forward to it.

But other than that, it's been a fairly quiet day. We watched a movie at home, I forgot about making dinner until nearly 9:30 at night, and Roo chewed his way into a bag of Doritos. That's been the most noteworthy things of the day.

And on that note, I'm going to back to that 12% of GoodDay happiness. Later, all.


Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:01 pm
apollymi: The Labyrinth goblins staring out of dark background, text reads "The goblins are out to get you" (Labyrinth**Goblins: Out to get you!)
Right now I have enough Dr Pepper in me to fuel a trip to Mars. I didn't want to fall asleep at the keyboard again today like I did yesterday, even though I'm running on even less sleep today than yesterday.

Just one more work day this week, and then I have a couple of days off. [personal profile] desolate03 is back in town, so I know that [personal profile] katsuko and I will be having dinner with her on Saturday, though if my paycheck doesn't get here soon, it's going to be an awfully slim dinner... like Taco Bell or something. Nothing wrong with that, mind you, because Taco Bell is what we tend to eat when we're short on cash anyway, but it seems pretty bad to do that when she's only in town a couple of times a year. Maybe it'll be here by tomorrow. I can hope anyway, because I also need to pay the Verizon bill Saturday as well.

The checks are mailed from Alpharetta, so you would think that would mean they would be arriving here soon. I was actually kind of hoping for it to arrive early, in fact. I guess that was hoping for too much, though.

And yeah, that's about all I've got for today. I call myself trying to make words happen on Wicked Ones, but it's fighting me. I got a lovely long, long review for it, and I feel like I need to update it now after that. I've got Chapter 18 finished, but I want more of 19 completed before I post it.

So, I admit to defeat. I'm gonna go do the sleep thing. G'night, all.

Lazy day

Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:45 pm
apollymi: Hicks holding Ripley back, text reads "Together" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Together)
I did a whole lot of nothing today. I feel vaguely more human than I did yesterday or the day before, but I also feel like I could use two or three more days of this to be in a better place mentally. I'm still working on it, and mostly it involves sleeping a lot. But I'm getting there. I'm trying.

I still have moments where I just want to go jump off a bridge. I'm not exaggerating. I want to jump off a bridge. I'm afraid of heights. But no, my brain has decided that the 400-to-85N overpass looks really fucking appealing. I drive over it once a week, and I drive under it three or four times a week. It's a constant thought. I tell myself that rush hour traffic is bad enough without a body to contend with too. Some days it even helps.

What I haven't done yet today is write. I've answered questions about writing. I've read other people's writing. But I have done very little of my own.

I need Wicked Ones to talk to me. I need to know what the hell is going on in Joshua's head, post-confrontation with Goody. I know he's working his own way to a better mental place, but he's not 100% there yet.

Damn, I wish all my friends from all my fandoms would watch this movie. I appreciate all the reviews and such I've been getting, but there are just times I want to see what [personal profile] desolate03 or [personal profile] daimeryan_rei think of some of the crap I'm writing right now. Granted, some of the stories are so AU that you almost don't need to have seen the movie. But sometimes we just flat out skip scenes that we didn't change from the movie, so that doesn't actually work.

The cut on my hand is looking a little closer to healed. I almost think the part across the meat is nearly there. It's the part that's closer to the side and the nail that is still lingering. The butterfly bandages have done a great job of keeping it from moving and all, so it is getting a chance to heal up nicely. It ain't gonna be pretty, but hopefully sooner or later, it'll be healed up.

What little I have written today has been on Monstrous: After Midnight. I'm working on the final battle in chunks and pieces. I have a whole mess of things that have to happen. I need to get through the Gatling gun, Fae-raday being shot, Jack Horne turning wendigo, blowing up the Gatling gun, and the aftermath. I don't know what [personal profile] katsuko's plans are, if she's going to try to get us to the point I'm writing, if she's going to tackle the Bogue takedown, or what's happening.

And that's enough whinging for today. I've been working on this for well over an hour now. That's longer than any journal post of any length should take.

Later, all.

Happy birthday to me

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:43 pm
apollymi: Bakura looking smug, text reads "Lead me into temptation" (YGO**Bakura: Lead me INTO temptation)
It's been... a day. I guess that's the best way to put it. It's been a day.

Roo woke me up around 7:30 this morning when he decided boobs would be the best place to sleep in comfort. He also woke [personal profile] katsuko up at around 8:30 this morning when he decided to hock up a hairball... mostly on the electronic, but also on me. I ended up have to quickly cut off the power to one surge protector and unplug it, because that's where he managed to hit.

We lazed about the house for a bit before going to lunch at Macaroni Grill. Yes, I know: I work at an Italian restaurant, but I still decided to go out to eat at an Italian restaurant for my birthday. Mac Grill has had a special place for me ever since I first discovered it in Tallahassee. I won't say that I'd eat there every day, but we did used to do it once a week back then. Not so much now, of course, but that's a different story. After lunch, we killed some time in the North Point Mall and had some hot tea, until we felt we had digested enough to go get cupcakes.

We were going to go to Panera and try to write next, but I got a phone call from GPLS right as we were leaving CamiCakes. I didn't get the job, of course: it once again came down to one other person and me, and she had more recent admin experience. So that's another job down the toilet. They did say that they might be having a different position coming open, possibly in a few months, that I might be qualified for. Whole lot of not certainty in that sentence, huh?

So, yeah, we went to Panera, but there wasn't enough in for me for writing. Hell, there's not really enough in me now for it. I'm still going to try, mind you, if the boys are willing to cooperate.

And I made a Jellybean gif on Tumblr... because the world needs to know the cuteness that is my Jellybean, my Ava.

We ended up driving up to Dawsonville and returned a bag I bought at the Vera Bradley outlet last week. Or rather, we exchanged it, because I got one that was just a wee bit bigger but in the same pattern. We walked around a while there and then came home... with [personal profile] desolate03 chatting with us on the phone pretty much all the way home, which was nice. We don't get to talk to our T-Kitty often enough anymore.

So we didn't do as much -- or spend as much money -- as we did for [personal profile] katsuko's birthday, but that's probably not a bad thing, since rent is coming up due real soon.

And I'm out of things to say. I hope tomorrow will be better for writing, because right now, I'm just not feel much of anything good.

Later, all.
apollymi: Stitch in a cape and hood, no text (L&S**Stitch: The... fuzzy blue alien kni)
This is another post from the future. I'm getting home from Dragon*Con at around 12:15 or so in the morning, so I'm not being home in time to write an entry. And I don't think people are even using journaling sites anymore, much less reading my entries.

So we ended up skipping the sewing panels I had on our schedule for [personal profile] katsuko because she (and I quote) "wasn't married to them". So we slept in a bit and got some rest before going down to Downtown for the con. Because of the lack of parking spaces at North Springs Station, we ended up missing a panel I really wanted to attend: Crafting a Dystopia, but that was all right, I guess.

We hit the most interesting panel by far of the con today: Gods and Monsters in Urban Fantasy. A lot of great information, a lot of knowledgable and passionate panelists, and a lot of involved audience members. I got down about two pages' worth of information, so that's good.

And we ended up hooking up with T-Kitty/[personal profile] desolate03 for the Worldbuilding panel, so that was a lot of fun. Always loving hooking up with T-Kitty.


Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:30 pm
apollymi: Quentin Collins on a dark green background, one eyebrow raised, no text (DS**Quentin: Oh really? (eyebrows))
Another fun, non-work-related day. [personal profile] katsuko and I had a nice lunch with [personal profile] desolate03, even if it was way too short. Lots to do and less time to do it in... That's our Desolate-kitty. After that, I did a wee chat with Mum, we both tried to relax and rest a bit, and since then, we've been watching loads and loads of YouTube. So much YouTube.

Tomorrow, though, it's back to work for me at least, though I think Katsuko is going to try coming in to Mirko to see if she can pick up a shift of some sort, be it a bartender or a server shift.

And yeah, that's about it. Not a lot to talk about today, huh?


Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:16 pm
apollymi: Annie smiling happily, text reads "omg squee!" (BH**Annie: OMG! Squee!)
So, yeah, we did most of the pampering part of mine and [personal profile] katsuko's shared birthday today. We went and got our hair done... and it looks freaking amazing. We went back to Sephora and got Katsuko all kinds of pretty things, along with me a new lipstick, powder, and a shared eye compact. So many pretties! It's great!

Tomorrow, we're going to hang out with [personal profile] desolate03 a bit, which is nice, because we haven't gotten to hang out with Kitty in so long! And she's another February birthday girl too (the 20th), so it's just a continuance of February birthday awesome-sauce.

And it's really weird trying to type all this while Katsuko is braiding my hair. ^_^;;
apollymi: Carl holding bottle of holy water, text from Monty Python & the Holy Grail (VH**Carl: Holy hand grenade)
So I'm running behind still on my Camp NaNoWriMo project. I started the day with 4125 words, when I needed to have at least 6,666 words. So, yeah, there's a bit of a deficit going there. To be where I need to be in order to be completely caught up by the end of tonight, I need to have written at least 8,333 words by the end of the evening... or just over 4100 words. I don't exactly foresee that one happening, but it's certainly not going to stop me from trying to get caught up.

I am having hypothetical conversations with Roo and [personal profile] katsuko about where Roo stands on a Hobbit-y scale of cuteness. The three of us have arrived upon the following order: Merry, Roo, Pippin, Frodo, and Sam. Don't ask me to rate the other kittens in this scale, because I'm not sure I want to even try to figure that one out... and if I don't place Jimi above Merry, things might get ugly.

For shits and giggles, [personal profile] katsuko and I just finished rewatching The Ballad of GI Joe... because it is in many, many ways superior to the live action movies... with the exception of the first movie having Christopher Ecclestone. Because I need me some Nine every now and then, even if he usually plays a villain. Hells, I dragged [personal profile] katsuko and [personal profile] desolate03 to see The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising solely because Chris Ecclestone was in it, if that says anything, given the relative suck levels of that movie.

The pinched nerve is still ridiculously painful, but I'm persevering through on it. It just really, really sucks that it's located in a place that I can't really get the heating pad until I'm willing to do some pretty amazing contortions and risk hurting myself further. It still hurts to turn my head too far to the left, which continues to make changing lanes difficult, but I'm toughing things out as best I can.

Also, I seem to have hit enter in the wrong place, so this entry is posted before it's done. I will be editing it to add this last little bit and my word count for the day.

Finally, my research for the day included: Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), loft layouts, and keyboard cases for the LG GPad 8.3.

So, yeah, here's that word count:

5452 / 50000 words. 11% done!

Computers and games

Friday, 7 March 2014 09:06 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I only wrote about 30 words so far today, all of it on the Familiars story... and that's fine by me. I did go to bed early yesterday, but it wasn't exactly a good night's sleep: I kept waking up every so often, much to the disappointment of the kittens who just wanted a still Mama to sleep on. I got up at about my normal time and did the normal morning routines. Katsuko got up slightly early, by around 9:30. Mostly, we piddled throughout the day.

I telephoned Georgia Perimeter College to find out where I need to go for the interview on Tuesday. They haven't been able to get in touch with my last reference, so I've been trying to track down one more FSU person to serve as a business reference. If none of the three people I emailed are available or are willing to do it, then I might have to see if [personal profile] roguegambit can do it. We sorta kinda worked together at Waldenbooks way back in the day.

Katsuko started working on reinstalling The Sims on her computer. I took that to be the perfect time to try to get Trunks (my external hard drive) back in working order... and I've been working on it since the middle of the afternoon. First, it took a couple of tries to get anything willing to read it. Then I tried to reformat it, only to get a weird error. I rebooted the computer, again from the install disc, and was able to format it. Now, though, I'm getting another weird error, so I don't even know what's going on. Seriously, I've been working on this (and repairing permissions on Ripley herself) for the better part of five hours. Most of it is the long time spent waiting for the formatting to go through.

I'm all signed up and stuff for Camp NaNoWriMo. I have a title (of sorts), a word count goal, a summary (of sorts), and a synapsis (of sorts). I've added people to my cabin: [personal profile] desolate03, user name=katsuko>, and Philia. I can't seem to add [personal profile] daimeryan_rei; it keeps saying that her account isn't active and validated. I'm not sure at all what that means. Camp NaNo is basically going to be my Big Damn Finishing Project. I need to finish BetrĂ¼ger and Blood and Sacrifice. I need to work on Crooked Way, Dust to Dust, CSI: Toronto, and Street Angel. The first two are going to be my priorities, though, and they will be the main part of my 750 words from day to day, if not all of them (plus my ongoing journal entries). I think I'm nearly to Day 160, but I'm not 100% on that right now, since again, I can't really use Ripley for much of anything at the moment.

I think what I might do is this: once the most recent format finishes, whether Trunks is fixed or not, I'll log back in to Ripley, do my nighttime stuff, and then set a full 7-pass format to go while I'm sleeping. It'll probably take most of the night, if it's running anything like the rest of this.

Dragon's World continues to be cute like a cute thing, but oh my gods, there are some things about it that I Do Not Like. There are very long wait times on some items: some dragons may take 24 real time hours to mate, it can take 8 hours to clear a tree, upgrading buildings takes at least 4 hours... and again, all of this is real time. The prices on some items are just ridiculously high as well: a water dragon habitat is 40,000 gold coins, and then on top of that, it takes another 60,000 gold coins to get the water dragon... which then takes 6 hours to hatch. It costs 1000 coins and an hour to clear a small tree, 2500 coins and 2 hours to clear a large tree, and 25,000 coins and 6 hours to clear a massive tree. Dragon food is pretty reasonable, up to a point, but most of the rest of it just makes me want to facepalm.

Anyway, I'm going back to my expensive dragons for a bit now, at least until this formatting pass finishes on Trunks. If I get caught in another "this takes too long in real time" loop again, then I'll probably go back to writing. All I know is that Serenity is going to need some serious charging tonight in order for me to have her ready for tomorrow.

Also, still sick, still with the headache. Later, all.

A day

Sunday, 1 September 2013 11:25 pm
apollymi: Hicks' face, faded icon, text reads "If in doubt, NUKE IT" (Aliens**Hicks: Nuke the site from orbit)
It's been quite a day as it is today. I'm kind of glad it's over to be honest.

Mum text last night to say she was coming today for a few hours and not tomorrow for a few hours, visiting on the way up to my stepbrother's and not the way back down. Once they're up there at Jesse's, they're spending the night and having a good long visit. (I feel like the redheaded stepchild: Betsy and Jesse both get the attention. It might be my own fault for being low maintenance as a child.) So we had a brief visit with them... after a bit of a whirlwind of cleaning and finishing my blogging for yesterday.

While they were here, Mum and Hayden went outside to see the creek outside our back door... and our patio table was missing. The chairs were still there, but the table itself? Gone. We took a few more steps out onto the grass, and there it was: sitting two doors down on a neighbor's patio. We moved it back down to our patio and, once everyone had left, brought everything inside and called office management about it.

After that, we found out that Boo is still peeing outside the box, so we went to go get her a second box without a lid, in case that's the issue. As Katsuko was opening my glove box to get her phone charger out from its home there, she remarked, "Where's that big envelope of stuff?" Cue instant panic: that "big envelope of stuff" happened to be my car title, put out in the car to stay safe until I could get it transferred to Georgia. A thorough search of not just the glove box but the entire car didn't turn it up. So now I get to have the title reissued--the title I managed to hang on to through two entire moves, that I've had as long as I've had the car--just a few weeks or less before I would have been having it changed over. Plus it's an extra $80 to get the title in Florida, plus the eventual fees to get it all transferred to Georgia... the whole reason it was in the car in the first damn place.

My life is a nightmare in miniature.

Luckily, I know awesome people. Desolate is going to check with the parking lot people to see if anyone happened to turn in an envelope like that to the staff there. If that's the case, whew, saved. (Also, no more Katsuko wigging like a crazy lady. She's blaming herself hard and big time: she's the only one on that side of the car and the only one who goes in the glove box, since her phone charger lives there.)

I have a sweet Jimi in my lap. He's even accepting scritchings. Really, he's generally not a demonstrative cat. On some very rare occasions, he likes sitting in laps, though only when it's his idea, and generally only if no one touches him while he's laying there. Today, though, he's in the lap and accepting petting. His favorite show of affection, though, is to sneak up when you're sleeping and cuddle up to your legs. He's very sneaky about it, though, and generally you don't know he's there, until you wake up and there's a little black kitty up against you (but never on top of you). That's how Jimi rolls.

I guess I need to get to blogging now. So much to do, so little time.
apollymi: Scarlet Witch casting a hex, no text (Aveng**Scarlet Witch: Change the odds)
It took until ungodly o'clock to get my blogging done again today, and against all my plans, I did end up having to sleep in the morning. So I don't think today is going to be the day to get my schedule back on. I'm hoping it might be tomorrow.

Next weekend is Dragon*Con, and we're going to try to go Saturday if nothing else. How that's going to work with blogging, I don't know, but maybe I'll bring Ripley with and work on it in the half hour breaks between panels if there's wifi to be had. I'll check that out between now and Saturday. It would be a good thing. Or maybe I'll find out if I can't borrow the ClearSpot from Jodi and Brandon again and use the wifi on it. We'll play it by ear, I guess. The panels don't end up 12:30, and it'll be at least 1:00 or so in the morning before we get back home. Of course, if it's like the previous years, we might not want to crash after that. We're pretty much looking at the parade starting at 10:00 then Alternate History tracks from 11:30 a.m. Saturday until 12:30 a.m. Sunday. It's not all Steampunk, mind: some of it is flatout alternate histories or dieselpunk or time travel. But Katsuko and I both have great love for alternate history, and all the panels are in the same hotel, so it should make things fairly manageable. I hope.

We had a great time today with [personal profile] desolate03 and hope we can hang with her some more at the con. It was good getting to catch up and all. This is gong to be one of the good things about living in the ATL: access to more of our friends. Now I just need to start trying to tempt people to come hang during next year's Dragon*Con. This year we're just doing street clothes, more than likely, but next year we're planning at least 2 costumes each: late 90s versions of Warbird/Ms. Marvel and Scarlet Witch, as well as Steampunk versions of the same. Katsuko is leaning Warbird/Ms. Marvel, and I'm still hoping to do Scarlet Witch. If she doesn't do Ms. Marvel, I think she's hoping to do a Wasp costume.

We're also talking about the three of us doing Tin Man cosplay next year. From this photo, Desolate wants to do the version of Azkadellia on the left. I still want to do the golden armor in the middle. From this photo, Katsuko wants to either do Glitch (far left) or Wyatt Cain (middle). We might need a DG if we keep this up; I guess if we are doing a group, then I'll hold off on doing Az another year and take a DG for the team. I might even get fancy and buy blue contacts again.

And yeah, that's enough babble. I have two commercials that Jodi and Brandon wanted done, so I still need to pick my racy girls ones for the night... and before that, I think I need sleep. I've been so bloody loopy all damn day.

Just a bit longer

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 04:25 pm
apollymi: Grover sitting on a cow, text reads "I'm on a cow" (SS**Grover: I'm on a cow)
Okay, so I am about 95% of the way done with (Yay!) This is actually kind of a huge thing. It took a week, exactly, from when I took it down for it to be ready to go live again. Considering all the changes that had to be made, that's pretty damn impressive.

I have been slacking like hell on everything else, trying to get this done, but once it goes live, I should be able to concentrate on other things, like finishing up the current chapter of editing I need to do for [personal profile] daimeryan_rei.

Still, I couldn't have gotten this far this fast without [personal profile] katsuko's help, so... Thanks, Hikari!

I have one chapter of Crooked Way most of the way done. I think I'll hold off on posting it until I finish the beta job I've got going for [personal profile] daimeryan_rei.

I still have quite a bit to go with the 5% remaining. I found another gift fic by [personal profile] desolate03 that still needs to be added. I found one of my own Yu-Gi-Oh stories that still needs to be added. I have another gift fic and 2 regular stories from [personal profile] katsuko that still need to be added. I also still need to code everything to .shtml rather than .php or .html, because Dreamhost won't allow SSI on anything but .shtml files. I have to make sure that any files remaining on the Dreamhost server do not contain PHP. I have to add something to the .htaccess file to force sites linked to my PHP fic page to automatically reroute to my SHTML fic page (should be workable from this). I think that's about the bulk of it, though.

The test version of the new site is here. Almost none of the fic links should be working yet, but if there anything else that looks borked, please, let me know.

Once I get home, it's hot soak in the tub to try to kill some muscle pain from exercising Monday, a light dinner (I'm thinking this), and maybe some more Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. We finally made it past The Longest Arc (Dark Mercury), though the Mio bits are nearly as slow. It's just an addictive show and there's no two ways about it. But mostly, light dinner, hot soak, and then bed.

Friday, I'm heading up to Georgia a weekend early to celebrate Grandfather's 80th birthday, so I can't guarantee connectivity. But I should be back Sunday.

And now... Run away time!!!
apollymi: Hudson freaking out, text reads "Game over, man. Game over". I find this completely realisitc for the situation (Aliens**Hudson: Game over man! Game ove)
I wish I could say that I had something really to write about. I can't say that I do.

Mostly, I'm just doing it day to day. I haven't dropped any weight since those initial 2 lbs. I guess somehow I'm already at a plateau.

I've had a terrible case of the "blah" the last week or so. I have said "screw it" to eat good a few times in the last week. For instance, I had some of the most delicious Mexican on Wednesday night. Last night, I made pseudo-Pad Thai. Both of them were very yummy, but they were very loaded in the calorie department. Tonight I'm having Indian (because I've been craving Paneer Makhani for nearly 2 weeks, since the last time I had it) and tomorrow it's pizza.

After that, there will be little to no eating out because money has to be put back for Dragon*Con. While our tickets to attend the con were generously paid for by [personal profile] desolate03, we still need to come up with funds for the room and for parking, as well as food while we're there. That's going to mean very lean living for the next month. Not looking forward to that.

In addition to the blah, my stomach has been giving me hell for the last week and I've been constantly exhausted. Usually there's a headache tossed in the mix as well for good measure. Generally, I probably haven't been a great person to be around.

I have started brushing back up on my French. I'm not sure how much I want to discuss this idea, as discussed ideas have a way of not happening when it comes to me, but a couple suggestions have been made regarding additional options for places to go once [personal profile] katsuko is done with school and all.

Anyway, I'm gonna go curl up and hope to die. Later.

Also, happy 100th entry on Dreamwidth to me.

JulNoWriMo 2011 Day 8

Friday, 8 July 2011 09:33 am
apollymi: Stitch looking shocked and dismayed, text reads "Oh noes!" (L&S**Stitch: Oh Noes!)
Apparently two people in my office brought in a dozen doughnuts each. I've been waiting on this to happen. There's a doughnut place right about a block away from the office, and my coworkers love them some doughnuts. They love them like burning, apparently.

Also, they love talking about pizza. They've been talking about pizza for the last three days. Now I'm craving pizza, and I have no money with which to buy pizza. I did make some last night, but I'm still craving.

The pizza I made turned out really good, though. It started with wheat pitas. I warmed them slightly and put homemade Alfredo sauce on them, followed by some Vidalia onion, reduced fat Mozzarella cheese, reduced fat Cheddar cheese, and Melting Pot's Garlic and Wine Seasoning on it. Then I baked at 425° on a baking sheet for about 9 minutes, until the cheese browned a little. It turned out to be quite delicious. I will be making it again.

I want me some pizza and some boiled peanuts. I can have neither, though, because I am broke.

On to news other than my stomach, I have made a good deal of progress on Last Waltz. As of 9:30 last night, it is sitting at 12,450 words.

Some odd stats...
  • Last Waltz is already longer than Silver Blue, Spellbound, and Automatic Paranoia
  • By this time next week, it should be longer than Avarice and Route 666
  • When it is finished, it will be the longest story in the Endless Loop 'verse
  • The Endless Loop stories in order of length (currently ignoring Last Waltz) go Color of Life (38.8k), Blood and Sacrifice (25.7k), Cyber Fake (20.8k), Cursed Gold (20.1k), Avarice (19.2k), Route 666 (18.5k), Automatic Paranoia (8.8k), Spellbound (3.8k), and Silver Blue (3.7k)
  • The word count for Season One alone is 159,918 words
  • Counting what is written on Season 1.5/Last Waltz, the overall word count goes up to 172,368 words
  • There have been 3 writers on Endless Loop: [personal profile] apollymi (CoL, B&S, Spellbound, AutoPara, R666, CF, & LW), [personal profile] katsuko (CG, Ava, & R666), and [personal profile] desolate03 (SB & R666)

Random facts are random.

And my head is killing me, if no one has guessed by all the random. Back to work now.
apollymi: Bakura looking smug, text reads "Lead me into temptation" (YGO**Bakura: Lead me INTO temptation)
I finished Cyber Fake last night. Therefore, Season One of Endless Loop is completed.

[personal profile] katsuko has said that she is going to write a side story to Cyber Fake called Endear at some point soonish. [personal profile] desolate03, I'm not sure if you're planning on anymore side stories, but please feel free.

It only took nearly seven years, but Season One is done. I feel like I really, really need to cheer, except I think I might just go lay back down instead. I feel whooped.

Thanks for all the support, to everyone who gave it.

I'm going to work on BetrĂ¼ger after JulNoWriMo, then I'll either go to Belladonna or start on Season Two. We'll see.

Holy crapola

Monday, 16 May 2011 04:48 pm
apollymi: Typewriter and paper, text reads "Fanfic writer" (My Writing: Fanfic Writer)
Okay, randomly, I just did some math on Endless Loop.

Just my written sections (Color of Life, Blood and Sacrifice, "Spellbound", Automatic Paranoia, Route 666, and as far as I am in Cyber Fake), they total up to... 107,088 words.

Add in the parts by other people (Cursed Gold, Avarice, Silver Blue, and Kaiba's R666 side story), and the total comes up to... 151,694 words.

Holy crap. Yeah, that's the work of 6 years, but still... holy crap.
apollymi: Kyo and Yuya with Kyo's sword, black background, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: Still of the night)
I'm close enough to the end of NaNoWriMo that I can almost taste it. I currently have less than 1500 words to go... which is oddly doing better than I usually am on 30 November. (Usually I end up having to sprint a good 3000 or so words.)

I managed 650 words today over lunch. It's not great; I can usually manage about 1400 over a 45-minute break. However, part of that 45 minutes went to research. My knowledge of the Atlanta area is good, but sometimes I need to do fact-checking. I might have to beg my friend who's from the area to double check my Atlanta fact-checking. Yeah, that means you, [personal profile] desolate03.

That I've gotten this much done is, in fact, a bit of a miracle. I woke up this morning, and the moment I moved my head, it felt like it exploded into a few thousand pieces. I've taken about 6 Tylenol so far today, which is about as many as I can safely take, according to the package directions -- and all they've done is take the edge off the pain.

I'm feeling distinctly pained and pitiful... but I refuse to trip at the finish line.

And in other news... Some of you may have already heard, but next semester should be my las semester in university. I have to take one more class, and then I can get my graduate certificate in Publishing and Editing. [personal profile] katsuko, on the other hand, will be starting EMT certification in Summer 2011. Hopefully, if all goes well, she could be done as early as December 2011.

And then? And then we want out of Tallahassee. We have friends here, but I don't think we would miss the town itself all that much, just the people. Last I heard, we were thinking... Atlanta. Irony likes to make full circles.


Wednesday, 28 July 2010 01:33 pm
apollymi: Ginji in taro/chibi mode with teary eyes (GB**Ginji: *wibble eyes*)
Nobody loves me
Everybody hates me
I guess I'll go eat some worms
Long slimy-wimey ones
Short fuzzy-wuzzy ones
That tickle when they go down

I got to gross [personal profile] desolate03 out with that, though.


Monday, 8 March 2010 06:34 pm
apollymi: Bakura & Kaiba fanart commission, text reads "Apollymi" (Default)
Okay, most of this is because I just watched the second season finale of Leverage. I need another episode NOW. Do I really have to wait until summer for more? *whine* I need more nowwwwwww....

Also, there is every chance that I should be done with Endless Loop 5: Route 666 by the end of the month. I have to finish the scene I'm on, then it's on to Egypt. I have the epilogue already written, so I just have to finish this and it's good to go. I can then start on Endless Loop 6: Cyber Panic. And that will end Season One. And people will hate me. Mwahahaha!!! (Mine is an evil laugh.)

Desolate-kitty wrote me Kaiba POV for R666, and oh my gods, they probably heard me squeeing around the world.

Also, I have jelly beans and soda, so I'm probably a wee bit hyper.

Finally, work sucks. Find me a work at home job, so I can write.