Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:22 pm
apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba, close up on eyes, text reads "Your eyes" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Your eyes)
I’m trying out making this entry with Fluid, one of those apps that turns webpages into apps. It’s just a thing I’m trying, since my browser keeps freezing up on me. Which is a pain, because it’s started right when [personal profile] katsuko and I started transitioning all of our [community profile] 15kinks stories to Google Docs to be worked on, so that we can both work on them whenever. It never fails.

But I think all of the Canon Era part of the story is now up. I’m still working on getting the various AUs posted and formatted. I do need to fix the formatting on some of the earlier stories to match with the later stories, but that’s something I’ll fuck about with tomorrow.

Tonight, I need to focus on getting a thousand words for #365k/365Day. According to my Excel spreadsheet, I have 259,874 words already this year, meaning that I’m already 71.2% of the way to my goal of 365,000 words in 2017. Having a few WriMos in there helped a lot towards that high total thus far. But even last month, which wasn’t a WriMo, I managed to get 65k done.

And a large part of that has been [community profile] 15kinks in the last month or so. I still don’t quite feel like we’re far enough along to start posting it. I think we’re hoping to be pretty close to done before we start posting. I mean, that’s what I’m taking away since we’ve been saying over and over that we’ve learned our lessons from Wicked Ones and After Midnight and so forth.

But be that as it may, we might have one reader for this: Mist Marauder. And there’s been the one lonesome person on Tumblr who PMed us to talk about loving GoodDay. Otherwise, we seem to be sailing this boat solo. Which is pretty familiar to me, from my Yu-Gi-Oh days.

Anyway, I need to get a thousand words today, even if I am literally months ahead at this point. I’m only somewhere in the 400s, so I need to get to work. Wish me luck!

Later, all.

Something quick

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:47 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
We've managed to wrangle that scene and get it moving a bit, so this is going to be a very quick journal entry while we try to get a bit further into this. It's been fighting us, so I feel like we need to take advantage of it actually flowing for once and get more of the words out.

Of course, that might have something to do with the fact that I followed some links on my Reading Page and found [community profile] 15kinks. It definitely... inspired. Yeah, inspired. We'll go with that one. It inspired enough to make us consider asking for a card.

But yeah, that's about all I've got.

first of may

Monday, 1 May 2017 10:26 pm
apollymi: Cloud leaning on Zack, text reads "Love will find a way" (FF7**Zack/Cloud: Love will find a way)
For some reason, my Tumblr is all talking about N'Sync and May 1st... and that's very much not the song that immediately springs to mind for me today. That's this:

And now that I've been a wee bit scandalous, I feel like I should say that I passed out on my couch at just gone 8:00, and I just woke back up, pretty much in time to go back to bed.

All I managed to write on today was Memento Mori, and not that much of it in fact. It goes down like this:
What I need to be working on - Wicked Ones or After Midnight
What I want to be working on - Resurrectionist
What I actually worked on - Memento Mori

Because that makes so much sense, right?

Fuck it. I'm going to type up what I wrote today and go the fuck to bed. Good night.

Too much help

Monday, 13 March 2017 11:05 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
Okay, I'm having way too much help in the field of doing... well, anything today. The new Skype group I'm in is entertaining as hell, too entertaining to get anything done around them. Coworkers were too loud at Mirko to get too much writing done, even after I was off the clock. And Roo is being too much of a help for me to accomplish much of anything now that I'm at home.

I did manage to get all the newest chapters of stories up on DarkMagick.net, Monstrous (as appropriate), and [community profile] eternal_sailorm. So I guess I should feel accomplished about this.

I also managed to drink something like 8 cups of tea between Starbucks and IKEA, so it's a wonder I didn't float off into space today. Or maybe the cider helped with that. Because I like my alcohol sweet, damn it. (Which might explain my enjoyment of mead, as well.)

I did get a little bit of handwriting stuff done while I was at the restaurant, so I'm going to work on getting it all typed up now, so I'll be cutting this off here.

Later, all.


Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:35 pm
apollymi: Princess Serenity sitting on a throne, deep in thought, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Contemplation (Serenity))
I've had a full day, but most of it has been babbling. Honestly! I've babbled on Tumblr. I've babbled in review responses. I've babbled at work. I've babbled to the felines. None of it has been on any real substance, but it's made me feel a little better.

I've been in meltdown mode most of the day, to be honest. Mum hasn't been much better. She's been in panic "what do we do now" mode. I don't have the answers to that. Right now, I barely have the answers of what I'm going to eat for my next meal, much less how to recover from not getting a job I both wanted and needed... again.

#365k/365Day is still coming along nicely enough. I'm still sitting a few days ahead, though not as much as I would like to be. I'm going to keep trying to build that lead. I've got a ways yet to go to be where I want to be.

And I started on the second Wicked Ones "What If...?" story. This one is titled "Wild Horses" for now. It builds off a question asked by one of the WO characters about what their lives would have been like if they'd both been too young to fight in the War. So instead of being 11 and 18 in 1861, Goody and Joshua were both roughly 11 at the time. (There is an in story explanation for this. It's still not nice, because they still didn't have a worthwhile father.)

And now, I'm going the fuck to bed. I've got catering in the morning, barely enough time for a quick lunch with [personal profile] katsuko before I drop her off at IKEA, a phone interview with GSU, and then back to Mirko. It's another full day. Fun times.

Later, all.
apollymi: Vasquez firing his gun, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Out of focus)
I've got my car back, which is a good thing. It ended up coming to $510 to fix the whole thing. I returned the rental car. I'll eventually be getting $75 returned to my card. I tried to take it to the emissions place to have it retested, but the guy there suggested that I drive it between 50 and 80 miles, mixed used (highway and interstate), to be certain it passes, since they had to disconnect the battery to fix the car. So I'm thinking about driving up to Dawsonville and back, which would be about 60 to 65 miles. Then, if there's time, I might go ahead and do the testing today. If I can't do it tonight, I'll do it tomorrow after I visit Lord Sammy Sam the Grump King.

I've done a good deal of work on the Monstrous webpage, which has been a lot of fun.

And yeah, that's about it for me for now. I might do something else later in the night, depending on whenever [personal profile] katsuko is cut at Mirko tonight.

Later, all.


Wednesday, 8 February 2017 10:27 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I managed to get the latest chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight up on almost all the usual places pretty much immediately after [personal profile] katsuko posted it today. So that's it up on [community profile] eternal_sailorm and Monstrous. I also transferred the entire Monstrous site from the subdirectory to the main directory of that subdomain. It was bothering me. It's fixed now, so maybe it'll quit bothering me.

I have had a great deal of help with everything today, in the orange stripes of a Roo-shaped helper. Every few minutes he's come to sit on me and "help" with everything I'm trying to do. It's not conducive to getting things done.

I did end up taking the car to get looked at by the mechanic that Claudio recommended, at least for a free diagnostic. It took the better part of an hour for him to look it over, in and amidst all the actually paying customers coming in and out. The verdict is... that he can't give me an actual verdict. It's not the easy fix stuff like spark plugs or loose wires. He would have to take off the engine manifold and get down into it to try to find the issue, and that simply could not be done in an hour or so... or for free. If it's an easy fix, then the repair cost could be between $400 and $500. If it's something more in depth, who knows? He even said it would be best for me not to drive it too much, because it could end up making matters worse. I think the problems with this are pretty self-evident, yeah? Given that there is only one car and two people in the household who need to go places.

It just never fucking ends. Hell, [personal profile] katsuko ranted about it over on her Tumblr. I think she's submitted it to [personal profile] copperbadge's Radio-Free Monday thing. Because honestly, we need all the help we can get. At least Katie isn't asking for her $1100 back just yet, because that would beyond break us.

I need one of these jobs to come through for me. Something. Anything. Please.


Saturday, 21 January 2017 09:13 pm
apollymi: Black background, text reads "Rare pairings: oh hell, why the fuck not?" (Text: Rare pairings - why not?)
Roo is practicing his cinnamon roll impression right next to me. So far, I have to give him an A+. He's got the roll right, and he's the right level of sweet for the job.

I've been watching Horrible Histories and Yonderland most of today, mainly because it's been raining like mad. And because I'm a grownup. Really. I am. I promise.

Of course, I'm also watching recipe videos on YouTube. I want to start back cooking... and given how many times veganism has come up at work in the last few days, I'm wondering if it's a bit of a sign. I did enjoy how I felt when I was eating vegan, but it was always more time and money than I strictly had available then and especially now. But there are a lot of people who are proving you can feed one person for a week on $20 completely vegan, so it might be $40 for the two of us... which is a bit doable, especially if we can trim down on eating out. That's what kills our money.

I got the Wii Fit up and running. I'm not happy with my own weight... and I'm less than thrilled with Roo's too. He's hovering between 7.7 and 8.4 pounds. These are both less than he weighed at the vet, when he was 8.8 pounds. But he's acting happier and spunkier too. He's eating constantly, but he's also playing all the time too. He's had more energy in the last month than he's had since we moved to Roswell. Well, except when he's practicing his cinnamon roll-ness.

What I haven't managed to do yet today has been write, which is damn annoying. I spent two days writing a nine-year-old having a panic attack, and now I feel like I need a long hot shower. But the grown-up version of said nine-year-old got snogged and now apparently has no idea what to do with his life. The thief version is debating on whether or not he's willing to participate in this particular criminal endeavor. And the monster one? Well, he's too busy cackling at people trying to figure out what the hell he is.

And yeah, that's where I am right now.


Thursday, 19 January 2017 01:53 pm
apollymi: Heero staring forward, Duo staring off to side, no text (GW**Duo/Heero: Starry Night)
I managed to get the next chapters of Trinity and Monstrous: After Midnight up on [community profile] eternal_sailorm. So that's a good thing. I still need to get yesterday's chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight up on the Monstrous site itself, but maybe that'll be tonight or tomorrow. Right now, it's a little hard to make too many thing happen, when there is a Boo between me and the keyboard, sitting on my hand while I'm typing. She's a very helpful thing.

I need to be getting dressed, though, so I can go get the emissions testing over with, so that I can find out what needs to be fixed before the actual renewal date of the 22nd. Boo is not sympathetic to these needs, though.

And I feel like I should mention that #365k/365Day is going quite well. With what I've written so far today, I'm at 22,056 words, so I'm a little over where I need to be. I had hoped for more of a surplus than this, but at least I'm ahead for now.

And that's it for me for now. I need to move a cat and start my day. Later, all.


Sunday, 8 January 2017 01:25 pm
apollymi: Trunks sneaking a glance off to the side, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Corner of my eye)
There are some extra levels of crazy going on at IKEA today. The store didn't open until noon today, but by 11:45, there were people trying to get the doors down, just throwing all mighty fits. It felt like Black Friday, truth be told. I think I said yesterday that [personal profile] katsuko was supposed to go in yesterday but was unable to, as the car was frozen solid. She moved it into a sunnier spot yesterday once she finally managed to get it accessible. It was still iced over this morning, and I drove it into IKEA covered in ice. Not completely, as I could see out the windows, but it was still pretty icy.

I got a new chapter of Wicked Ones posted on Wicked Ones posted on AO3. I also managed to get it on [community profile] eternal_sailorm, but it is not yet on DarkMagick.net. I was going to work on that today... only I forgot that the IKEA wifi has DarkMagick.net blocked as an adult site, which still makes no sense. So I'll either have to work on that tonight at Mirko, after I finish my hosting shift and finish getting stuff set up for catering tomorrow, or when I get home tonight.

Tomorrow is going to be a little weird, because we have catering in the morning and our respective bar and hosting shifts in the evening, but nothing in the in between. I guess we'll try to go pay rent then. I think we have to go to the Kroger or Walmart near the house to do that, so that'll take up a good chunk of time. I mean, it has to be done no later tomorrow because we would be kicked on the 10th. I'm just hoping that either [personal profile] katsuko has a damn good night on the bar tonight or she can overdraft her account for the remaining amount, because if we clear out everything I have--between my checking account and cash--we're $165 short of what we need. If UberEATS isn't working, she should make that much on bar, but otherwise, we're a little SOL. The wording says "by the 10th", so yeah, tomorrow is the last day.

Seriously, I need a job where I'm making enough to pay all my bills and my fair share of rent, so that we're not stressing out this shit damn near every month. Why the fuck isn't anyone hiring me? I even added my bloody resume to my website, in case that somehow might help.

And yeah, that's about all I've got in me today. Mostly complaints, some cheerful writing things. I guess I should say that #365k/365Day is going well enough. It breaks down like this:
Day One: 1841 words
Day Two: 1037 words
Day Three: 1008 words (and oh, how they fought me)
Day Four: 1037 words again
Day Five: 1068 words
Day Six: 1133 words
Day Seven: 1405 words
Total Words: 8529 words

So there's that. Later, all.


Monday, 26 December 2016 12:40 pm
apollymi: Loose jumble of books, text reads "The keyboard makes me their god" (My Writing: Keyboard makes me their god!)
I need to run this by [personal profile] katsuko, but I'm hoping we're able to get Monstrous and Trinity on a posting schedule. I'm thinking something like this:
Mondays - Trinity
Wednesdays - Monstrous
Saturdays - Monstrous (or some other story we've got going)

Because the last thing we need is to start putting things out quickly and not have enough content to back it up.

I almost want to say we should put Wicked Ones as the Saturdays posting. It's got the most content after all, by far, nearly 50k words all on its own (49,497 right now, to be exact), between what I wrote and what [personal profile] katsuko wrote... though admittedly, it's still not finished either. I want us to get that one through the end of the movie and a little past canon.

I spent a couple hours yesterday translating some sexy times talk into French. Because it's one thing to say that if a character is sexing up another one good enough, the second one devolves into speaking nothing but French. It's another thing altogether to get to that bit in the story and have to translate everything being said during said sexing up into French. And it's just going to have to be in Parisian French, because I'm not going to start messaging my New Orleans area friends to see about getting it into Cajun/Creole French. That would be so, so wrong. Translating laisse moi te sucer la queue was blush-enducing enough, without asking others if it would be the same in Cajun French.

I also downloaded some new podfics for various stories, mostly The Magnificent Seven, because [archiveofourown.org profile] MistMarauder has a very soothing, pleasant voice. [personal profile] katsuko and I listened to her reading fanfic all the way down to Cuthbert and most of the way back.

I keep thinking I need to get a new pair of jeans I can wear with my boots, but I haven't bought them yet. Too many other things going on and all. Maybe next time I get a check from RCD or Seven Seas.

But yeah, that's about all I've got for myself today. No catering tomorrow for Mirko, so I'll have the whole day off. Wednesday too, so hopefully I'll be able to get caught up on the sleep I so desperately need. I am going to try getting more done on Monstrous: After Midnight, though the fact that I can't access DMnet at IKEA does put a bit of a damper on that.

So early

Saturday, 24 December 2016 04:48 am
apollymi: Hicks holding Ripley back, text reads "Together" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Together)
Gods, it's so early. We're planning on getting on the road in less than an hour, though, so I wanted to go ahead and be waking up, so that hopefully I could be awake on the road. I have nearly six hours worth of podfics loaded on my phone to listen to on the road, and as always, I have plenty of playlists set and ready to go.

[personal profile] katsuko and I managed to get the next chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight posted on AO3, [community profile] eternal_sailorm, and the Monstrous site. So that's out of the way before we leave today.

I got a Christmas text from Cinda. I'm not sure what to do with it. I haven't answered it yet.

And that's all I've got. Time to start getting dressed.
apollymi: Chococat waving, no text (Sanrio**Chococat: Yo)
In the words of my Jimi, I'm hungee. Or I was, up until the pizza arrived. Now I'm really freaking stuffed.

I have nothing to say for myself for today. I slept in as late as I could, I hung with the kitties, I fed the kitties, and that's about it. I played on my phone, trying out various games, but that's really it.

And that's all I've got to say for myself. Later, all.

I will leave with you a funny.


Sunday, 26 June 2016 11:31 pm
apollymi: Doujinshi art, Roy & Ed, no text (FMA**Roy/Ed: These quiet moments)
Okay, wow, Camp NaNoWriMo (though I still prefer to think of it as JulNoWriMo) is almost upon us. I've gotten a cabin set up, and I've started inviting the usual suspects.

If you are one of the usual suspects and haven't gotten an invitation, it probably means you haven't created a project yet, so I cannot yet invite you to the cabin.

Also, I am prepping my 8tracks.com account for JulNo. I will have plenty of writing music, properly divided out in ways that make sense to me.

I'm going to try for 30k this time. Since I've been doing good these last few months to break 10k, it's a bit of a challenge to myself.

And yeah, that's it from me this time. Later, all.


Saturday, 11 June 2016 11:19 pm
apollymi: 3 sections, 1st close up of Nick's lower face, 2nd Nick & Cassie at table, 3rd Cassie holding head in pain, no text (Push**Nick+Cassie: Watcher Mover)
Another day gone by at Mirko Pasta... and I'm so glad it's over.

I guess I really don't have anything to say. I've been trying to find something for hours now, but nothing is coming.

I guess I'm gonna try to do some sleep after I'm done watching some more YouTube and reading some more fanfic.


Tuesday, 17 May 2016 09:48 pm
apollymi: Annie gives two thumbs up, text reads "Annie approves", animated (BH**Annie: Approval!)
I've spent a quiet day at home, and it has been lovely. I'm almost to the point where my feet don't hurt anymore, but that's not really helping the head or anything else. I still have a slight case of the dizzies.

I've been reading author Jenny Trout's big damn Buffy the Vampire Slayer rewatch reviews... and they are both funny as hell and addicting. I kind of want to go back through and rewatch Buffy with her ongoing list of themes and tropes. (No, seriously, it's up to 32 items, and all of them kind of make sense to me, especially #1 [Sex is the real villain of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer universe.] and #2 [Giles is totally in love with Buffy.])

So yeah, I'm going to go back to my list/review reading and then go take something for my head whenever Roo lets me up. Later, all.


Tuesday, 10 May 2016 10:53 pm
apollymi: Close ups of Arthur and Eames, no text (Incep**Eames/Arthur: Perchance to dream)
A late entry today, but for good reason: it's my damn day off. I've been watching YouTube videos most of the day, and it's been pretty nice. It's been a lovely quiet day, and I could stand to have a lot more of them. Honestly, I've been napping (rather than eating -- bad, I know, I know), hanging with [personal profile] katsuko, and watching YouTube.

And to think... all this YouTubing came about because I wanted to watch the Jon Snow parts of the latest episode of Game of Thrones (aka, Game of Shade).


Friday, 22 April 2016 10:52 pm
apollymi: Luke holding a lightsaber, no text (SW***Luke: Lighter side of the Force)
What a fucking day. Sometimes I really fucking hate having to go into Mirko Pasta. Today was one of those days. I keep thinking that I should have accepted Carlos' offer to let me go home sick, but I didn't want to lose the money that a night's shift would eventually earn me. Now, though, I'm not sure it was worth the money. Not having to put up with whiny bitches. At least the customers were nice tonight. That's something at least. But we ended up leaving with a pissed off [personal profile] katsuko... that I have been feeding peanut butter fudge and Guinness to since we've been home.

Also, I'm going to have to get a new cooling mat for my laptop. Ripley does tend to run a bit too warm to have on my lap, and the mat I bought last July is definitely on its last legs. I'm looking at this one to replace it. It's got lots of good reviews, and it's decently priced. But I guess that's neither here nor there. It's going to be my next Amazon purchase either way. I'm tired of having to hold the USB cord in place for the current one to semi-work.

And yeah, that's about all I can think of to say today. I'll hopefully have more later, but for now, this is it. Later, all.


Tuesday, 19 April 2016 11:22 pm
apollymi: Split icon, 1st close-up of Ripley's smug face, 2nd close-up of Hicks' grinning face, text reads "Where do you want it" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Where do you want)
What a lazy, lazy day. I've watched cat videos and people looking at their Ancestry.com DNA results. I've wanted to do that for a long time, but somehow the price tag (about $100) has kept me from doing it. One of these days, though... One of these days I will do it.

So all my plans for writing today went out the window. Because the cat videos, DNA reaction videos, and Star Wars fanfics, not a lot happened. I had hoped to do some writing while we were out exchanging my shoes for a new pair that fit better, but alas, I had forgotten to sync it to Simplenote (again) and therefore that did not happen.

And yeah, that's about it for me for tonight.