Saturday, 15 April 2017 10:26 pm
apollymi: Kyle holding his head, text reads "*facepalm*" (Term**Kyle: *facepalm*)
Honestly, writing the journal entries is way harder than it needs to be right now. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it's not as enjoyable as the rest of the writing is.

Granted, right now, none of the writing is particularly enjoyable, but then, also, nothing is enjoyable right now. Saying I'm in the midst of a downswing is a major understatement. I wish I could get said downswing to go away, but it's just not working.

Jimi is peeing outside the box again, so we're back trying to get apple cider vinegar in the cats again. When we can get them to take it in, it always helps, but it's getting the cats to eat or drink it that's always the problem.

And yeah, that's about all I've got to say for myself for today. I'm going to try to finish getting my words done for Camp and #365k/365Day. Later.

Early mornings

Thursday, 2 March 2017 03:53 pm
apollymi: Blank background, text reads "Sometimes you just have to say Screw Canon" (Text: Sometimes screw canon)
I'm not digging these early mornings. I think I might be getting shit done, but I'm still not digging them. It's not my idea of a good time. Or they wouldn't be so bad if maybe, just maybe, I could managed a decent bedtime the night before. Not last night, though.

Last night, [personal profile] katsuko and I finally sat down wrote part of the scene we still needed to do for Wicked Ones: the beginnings of the reconciliation scene between Goody and Joshua. Oh gods, that was seriously painful to write. I cried. She cried. It was great. And painful. But great. What's bad, though, is that we're not done with the scene. She's working on a Billy and Vasquez-centric part to come after (and takes place at the same time as the reconciliation chapter), and every time I read it, I have to grin.

Hell, I said this to [personal profile] katsuko when we were writing: we've broken one of our boys, but this one needed to be broken in order to be fixed. Poor, poor boys. They didn't know what they get themselves into, letting the two of us write them.

To any effect, what we wrote last night on Wicked Ones is so painful that I can't write on the kittens, aka the happy fluffy AU of Wicked Ones. I might try to work on Lev7 a bit. I don't know yet. I need to make some more words happen, even if I'm already many days ahead on #365k/365Day. I think I'm something like two weeks ahead of where I need to be, which isn't too shabby, I guess.

But I still need to sit [personal profile] katsuko down and us get through this series. Because I've left one boy half-broken, and that might be a bit mean.

Later, all.


Friday, 24 February 2017 11:45 pm
apollymi: Hicks training Ripley w/weapons, Ripley looking over shoulder at him, text reads "You started this. Show me everything" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Show me everything)
I'm not too sure how man words I have in me today. I'm tired... but what else is new? It seems like I'm always tired.

I did a phone interview today with Georgia State University in the Academic Testing department. Were I to get the job, it would mostly be overseeing testing to make certain that no one cheats, or at least that's what it sounds like from the description. I also went ahead and applied for two more jobs at GSU while I was on the site. It seemed like a good idea at the time. We'll see if anything comes of any of it, yeah?

I'm not exactly holding my breath here. After all, I've lost count how many applications and interviews I've done since I moved to Atlanta in 2013. It has to be over 1,100 applications and 25 interviews, though. I'm starting to think I'm going to be stuck at the restaurant until the day I die... because it's going to kill me.

I'm working on getting the next bit of Wicked Ones posted. I'm also trying to persuade that particular Joshua to let me finish the scene we're in, but he's not in the mood to cooperate. Whatever happened to my talkative Mean Joshua who gave me so many words over November, December, and January? Where did he go? Is it because I bragged on my philosophy of "shut up and let the Mean Faraday talk"? Because if so, not cool, man. I need words. I need all the words.

Gods, I could just fall sleep right where I'm sitting: scrunched up in a corner of the couch in [personal profile] katsuko's room, heading lolling to one side, kitty tucked up to my side. Roo has been a wonderful helper today, after all. It's been a very good thing. I wish he could go do the hosting at Mirko for me sometimes, but I'll take the rest of the help I get from him. Right now it's the "holding the couch down so it doesn't float away" kind of help, which is very, very important, you know.

What I need to be doing when the gay cowboys aren't talking to me is working on the rewrite of Color of Life. Instead, I'm just sort of sitting here, staring at my Tumblr like it's going to do a trick. To be fair, it might. You never really know with Tumblr.

Anyway, I should be writing, but since I'm drifting off and having a very hard time typing without typos, I'm thinking I'm going to call it a night.

Later, all.

Something fast

Monday, 20 February 2017 11:23 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!)
I'm going to make something really quick here, because I fell asleep in the middle of writing an entry last night. (Whoops.) Not exactly ideal, yeah? Go, team me, with the embarrassing, huh?

Tomorrow's an early morning too, with me having to drop off [personal profile] katsuko at IKEA at 6:00. ~.~ After that, it's over to Panera Bread to kill time until the kitchen guys get there for us to do the catering order. So I have to kill from around 6:15 until around 8:45, roughly speaking, given how long it takes to get from IKEA to Panera and then to get from Panera to Mirko.

I'll do the catering tomorrow and drive it over to its two respective schools, though thankfully not in my own car, and then it's back over to IKEA to pick up [personal profile] katsuko again. We're going to go from there to the tag office to renew Shinigami's plates ahead of my birthday on Wednesday. I think [personal profile] katsuko is planning on moving laundry up to tomorrow instead of Wednesday like normal, and I think that's about it.

Writing. That needs to happen, and a lot of it needs to happen. I'm still running ahead of the year. It's Day 51. I'm sitting at 58,195 words so far for the year. It's respectable. I'm not behind. But I'm losing my surplus. [personal profile] katsuko is running about 2500 words behind right now. I know that, once the April Camp NaNoWriMo rolls around, we'll be able to get caught up and get some more, but we're trying not to fall so far behind that Camp can't catch us up. So far she's had 4 days completely without writing. I've managed to avoid that, but my word day has been 465 words... and I've had a few of those kinds of days during February. Most days are still over 1000 words, but not enough of them to make me happy. I'll get back over there, though. I just need these damn boys to start cooperating.

I might need to include Roo in "these damn boys". He's giving the laptop some major headbutting love, enough to damn near knock it off my lap. That's saying something. He has great happiness, obviously.

Anyway, it's now time for sleeping so that we can get up stupid early in the morning. Later, all.

These damn boys

Thursday, 9 February 2017 10:33 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
So... these damn boys are driving me out of my mind. I wrote over 3500 words yesterday... and next to nothing today. It's annoying to me, because I want to be writing on Wicked Ones, but Joshua is not cooperating. Noooo... He's not ready to go set explosives; he wants BJs written first. Damn it, Joshua, you fucker. This is the bridge you want to fight me over? Blowjobs? Really? Really?

And Mag7/Lev (Lev7?) is on a miniature hiatus while [personal profile] katsuko and I figure out what we want to do with The First Job. Because she's writing away and I don't want to start writing overlapping bits if I can help it. And I can't just keep writing various sections later in the series. Seriously, I have two sections of The First Job, one section of The Meet-Up Job, a 5 + 1 story, and a coda to the +1 of said 5 + 1. And the coda was written before the 5 + 1. And I started all of this with the section on The Meet-Up Job... which is six years after The First Job... and the actual 'going after Bogue' story. This story may well end up being done Tarantino-style: completely nonlinear.

I did end up cooking a bit when we got home from Mirko: a sort of gumbo. It's definitely a "sort of" kind of thing, because I lacked bell peppers and was too lazy to chop up some celery and my remaining half an onion. So instead it's 8 cups of water, 3 large bouillon cubes, 2 packages of goya, 2 cans of sweet peas, 2 cans of sweet corn, a quarter jar of mild picante sauce, a can of chickpeas, a can of black beans, 2 cups of cooked white rice, a teaspoon of filé powder, and cajun seasoning. [personal profile] katsuko added Louisiana hot sauce to hers, but I didn't dare chance it this late at night in mine. I can't really give an estimate on how much cajun seasoning I added: somewhere between 1 and 3 tablespoons. I just kept adding and stirring and testing and repeating until I was happy with the results.

And... yeah... that's about it. I'm going to read some more Hawaii Five-0 fics for a bit, since I seem to be completely caught up on Vasquez/Faraday on AO3.

From Mirko

Monday, 6 February 2017 08:44 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
Yep, still sick. I keep hoping that I will get to feeling better sooner rather than later, but it doesn't seem to be working, at least not yet. My Sudafed continues to be the hottest of hot dates for me.

My #365k/365Day is still going well. I'm still running a few days ahead, and I'm still managing to get 1000 words, give or take, most nights. I'm trying to get most of them during the day today, because I'm not exactly at my best.

[personal profile] katsuko has a very early day tomorrow, where she needs to be at IKEA at 6:00 in the morning. I'm going to drive her there, and then I'm going to go to Panera Bread until it's time for catering. I'm hoping that enough hot tea will be sufficient to keep me both awake and semi-healthy for the catering shift, and I'm planning on actually having a damn bagel for once, because I need to try to do some damn breakfasts every now and then. It's not something I think I'll be able to stick with, but I'm going to give it a go, at least for tomorrow.

And in other news, I'm going to go back to writing on the Mag7/Lev story. That Vasquez got particularly talkative to me. I'm taking advantage of it while I can. Of course, what I need them to do is give me Trinity or Wicked Ones, but I'll take what I can get. Maybe words for those will happen tomorrow.

And yeah, I'm out of journalling words, so later.

So damn tired

Thursday, 2 February 2017 10:55 pm
apollymi: Captain America and Bucky staring at each other, no text (Aveng**Steve/Bucky: Watching)
I'm so damn tired. I've taken a nap this afternoon, and I'm soon to bed this evening. I'm still so tired that I can't even think straight.

All in all, I don't really have much to show for myself for today. We did laundry. We gassed up the car. We ate lunch. We napped. We went to work at Mirko. We finished gassing up the car. We bought a few groceries, mostly for the cats. We went to the bank. We paid rent. We came home. We ate dinner and watched an episode of Leverage.

Added up like that it sounds like a lot of things, but it certainly feels like nothing at all.

At least I'm running pretty well ahead on #365k/365Day. I've gotten over 39,000 words done so far, and a fair chunk of them is The Magnificent Seven... because these boys don't stop talking.

So... stats and status updates... Wicked Ones, I'm coming up on Day 3 in Rose Creek. Overall, including later scenes that haven't been slotted into place yet, I'm at nearly 40,000 words for this alone. Monstrous: After Midnight is still coming along well. I'm waiting to be told where I'm next needed for writing. Trinity is slow going, mostly because the boys keep demanding porn. "Memento Mori" is on a temporary hiatus. And the Leverage crossover thing? It's eating my damn soul. It's the happy 'verse, after all... relatively speaking.

Anyway, yeah, that's about it. Later, all.

A long day

Saturday, 28 January 2017 11:12 pm
apollymi: Giles carrying books, text reads "book geek" (BtVS**Giles: Book geek)
It feels like it's been a longer day than usual somehow. I think this is because I worked Thursday, Friday, and today. I'll be working tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday morning too. It's going to make for a long week. I've gotten used to having my Saturday nights off. I don't know that I'll be helping the other hostess out with this shit again for a bit. It's too much. I need my days off.

Anyway, I decided to break in the shoes I'm wearing to the interview... because most every Saturday I've worked lately has been slow. Not tonight. Oh no, of course not. At one point, I had seven different parties waiting to be seated and nowhere to put them. I had one reservation show up half an hour late, and I had another one show up half an hour early. Just... don't do that to a restaurant when you go out to eat. It throws everybody off. It's just rude as hell. Anyway, at least I brought some backup flats, though it took until 8:00 for me to have time enough to switch.

Carlos was good enough to let me stay on until 10:00 tonight, seeing as how [personal profile] katsuko was scheduled to be at IKEA until 11:00. As you can kind of guess, she got done earlier than that, but that's a good thing. That's a fine thing. And it was good of Carlos to let me stay on that late, keep making money. To be fair, it was likely because he wanted to be able to talk with his boyfriend and not have to go seat people, but that's okay, no matter the reasoning. It was still a bit more money, yeah?

What hasn't happened today was writing. I took my notebook with me today, but no words happened. There just wasn't time. I'm going to try to make it up tomorrow.
apollymi: Buffy looking displeased, text reads "Not impressed" (BtVS**Buffy: Not impressed)
I'm trying to type up a long journal entry, because I'm not sure that I have coherency for writing in me today. I'm feeling very... not in my body today. Disassociated, I guess? Honestly, it sort of feels like when my blood sugar used to tank: like my brain isn't connected to my body. I'm not sure how to describe it. I'm not sure that I actually have words in my vocabulary for it. I just know it feels like I'm both too deep in my own head and yet also thousands of miles away from it. And it always gets worse when I have my headphones in (but weirdly, only the earbuds, not the over the ear ones... that I can't find).

I'm also not sure that I'll be able to find enough words to go in here. I'm trying, but things just aren't happening in my brain. It's distressing. I'm far enough ahead in #365k/365Day to take a day off or have a short day, but I don't want to. Slacking off leads to me not getting writing done.

Honestly, I think I'm just going to sit down and read until I can get my brain back in one place, instead of a hundred thousand and yet nowhere, like it feels like right now.

I do need to buy a new good pair of folding headphones that I can carry around with me. The earbuds just aren't good for me in a lot of ways, aside from the weird way they play with these... periods for me. They're also incredibly uncomfortable to me. And yes, I have tried several different kinds of earbuds; they're all always uncomfortable. But I can't find my over the ear folding headphones. I guess it's not a huge loss, because they were only $25 or so, so it's not like I can't find a pair of Bose or Beats headphones or something. But it still makes me mad, because they were better for me and all and grrr...

But that's not what I need to get on Amazon next. I need to replace my screen protector and case. The card case is getting a little loose, and I'm worried about my cards falling out. And I've dropped my phone enough lately the screen protector is cracked in no less than four places. Better the screen protector than the screen, I say. I wouldn't bother replacing it yet, since it's not messing with my ability to see the screen too much, but I keep nicking my thumb on one of the cracks and I'm a little sick of that. The case I have in mind is $10, but I can't decide if I want the heavier duty screen protector or the privacy screen one. I lean towards the heavier duty one, since I keep dropping the phone. So it would be about $30 for both. Hopefully I can afford to get them both on Monday, if we have enough towards rent by then.

And I guess I did manage some words after all, huh?


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.


Monday, 9 January 2017 10:59 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
So it hasn't been a good day for writing, but I'm not giving up on it today, not yet. I've been fighting with Scrivener all day, trying to get it to sync into Dropbox or pull up the most up to date copy of documents or what have you. It's just been a pain, but it's still one of the better writing programs I've used, so I'm sticking with it. After all, I'm much more comfortable with it than I am with Storyist... and I can use it to share documents with my coauthor [personal profile] katsuko much easier than, say, Word.

Work was a bit of shit show today. Not digging the new manager, Erik. I'm assuming he's an Erik with a k, not an Eric with a c. It's a thing. That's all I've got to say on that. It's a thing. We're talking to Carlos about this thing tomorrow, so I'm not going to be getting into it until then.

I do have a serious case of the unhappy stomach though, so I'm not sure how much I'm going to be able to sit around to get writing done. Maybe if I take my laptop with me to the toilet. It's not an appealing thought, but needs must and all that. I didn't eat anything today that I haven't had a hundred times before, but something with it made my stomach unhappy. Without anything better to say, I'll blame the barbecue sauce. :-(

So yeah, tonight might be the first night I have to admit defeat at less than 1000 words. We'll see. I'm going to keep on trying, at least for a little bit longer.


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.


Friday, 6 January 2017 10:17 pm
apollymi: Jean Grey as the Phoenix, surrounded in flames and smirking, no text (XMen**Phoenix: The bitch is back)
So, Atlanta is in the process of shutting down for the bad weather. Not Mirko Pasta, of course. The Governor and the city mayor said for everyone to be off the streets by 4 p.m., but nope, Mirko Pasta decided to stay open. However, Carlos was actually quite kind about it, at least to me. He said that if IKEA ended up closing today (and therefore [personal profile] katsuko didn't have to work, then I could take the night off Mirko. IKEA closed. We got a night off. Yay.

We spent most of the day rewatching Leverage. I'm calling it research for the Leverage/The Magnificent Seven story... series... thing. But that does mean that I need to be working on my writing and not just watching episodes. We're most of the way through Season Three, though, with only one episode left to go.

I am also, however, drowning myself in Pepto Bismol and ginger tea right now. I'm on the rag, so I'm all out of whack, body-wise, as always. Those two things are my besties right now, though.

I did manage to cook two meals today, though. One was a broccoli and quinoa casserole that turned out really, really good. The other was a very cheating, lazy-ass version of red beans and rice, and [personal profile] katsuko heated up some biscuits to go with it. The casserole turned out good, and I will be making it again once I have more quinoa. The red beans and rice dish is probably going to be retired, at least until I have better ingredients. Literally, I used six ingredients to make this crap: brown rice, kidney beans, salsa, liquid smoke, butter, and agave when it got too spicy/strong with the other ingredients. It was in no way authentic, and I can't say it was all that good either... but it was filling and [personal profile] katsuko might have liked it... but then, I think sometimes she'll eat anything produced in our kitchen. She's willing eaten some of my biggest kitchen screw-ups yet.

And yeah, that's about all I've got to say for myself for today. My running word count towards #365k/365Day is now 6,900 words, so I guess even if I don't manage to hit 1,000 words today I'm all right overall. And given that Roo is now helping me by standing between me and the keyboard, I think my writing time for the day might be over. Later.

Something quick

Thursday, 5 January 2017 01:36 pm
apollymi: Bakura looking smug, text reads "Lead me into temptation" (YGO**Bakura: Lead me INTO temptation)
I updated this on Tumblr yesterday, but my #365k/365Day challenge is coming along fairly nicely. In fact, it looks 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
Total Words: 4923 wordsq

So far today I have nearly 600 words, which I guess isn't so bad. They're pretty evenly split between Monstrous: After Midnight and the Leverage crossover thing. I need to make more happen on Monstrous: After Midnight and Wicked Ones, but we'll see. It might end up being Memento Mori that I work on at Mirko tonight.

In the meanwhile, I'm debating on whether or not to make another fanfic rec. I'm not sure who all, if anyone aside from [personal profile] katsuko, has seen The Magnificent Seven yet, though. I dunno. Then again, I have yet to see the series that this particular story is crossed over with/fused with, so I dunno. Maybe tomorrow, if I need some words towards my word count.


Wednesday, 4 January 2017 10:45 pm
apollymi: Close ups of Arthur and Eames, no text (Incep**Eames/Arthur: Perchance to dream)
I have had a seriously snuggly kitty all day today. Roo has not wanted to be more than a step away from me all day long.

The Weather Channel is calling for snow this weekend. I'm hoping they're wrong, because we can't afford another few days without both of us working.

It's hard to believe that this time last year we were working towards trying to find a new place and packing. This year, we're settled in our new place with relatively few complaints... but we still haven't finished unboxing. We haven't even replacing the furniture we need to do to make enough room here. We still need to replace my oversize IKEA desk with a pair of smaller ones for us each to have a desk of our own. We do have an entertainment center and a sofa bed for [personal profile] katsuko to sleep on, but we don't have desks that are of sizes we can use in this smaller place.

As for #365k/365Days, I guess it's coming along. I'm continuing to make words work, and they are slow appearing. Today wasn't a good day for writing, not for me, but I'm still trying. I'm certainly not giving up this early in the year.

I am, however, going to continue to plug away on some of the various verses we've been working on, including the Leverage one we've been playing with the last couple of days. I know I need to be focussing on the verses we're currently posting, but in truth, Wicked Ones has a huge surplus before the posting gets to where I am, and the other two are mostly [personal profile] katsuko's babies. I'm in no way helpful on them, really.

Sorry, I guess I'm a bit maudlin right now. Or depressive. I'm not sure which.

Day 2

Monday, 2 January 2017 07:59 pm
apollymi: Ryou holding Thief King Bakura, text reads "Our Farewell" (YGO**Bakura/Ryou: Our Farewell)
When I have time tomorrow, I'm going to sit down and do my writing year in review. It's kind of nice to have fallen into The Magnificent Seven fandom because it means that this year there will be actual content my review. Last year, I had exactly one story, which is sort of embarrassing as a writer.

Gods, we made a throwaway comment the other day about needing a Mag7 and Leverage crossover, and now I'm nearly 1300 words deep into it. I'm trying to alternate between working on it, Monstrous: After Midnight, and the other stories. I'll count myself lucky if I can make words happen on Trinity, but we need to be building up a surplus on it. So far I've managed to contribute a whole lot of dirty talk, innuendo, double entendres, and two small sections, not even from main characters' POVs. But then, I wrote over 30,000 of Wicked Ones' 50,600 words (so far), so I guess it evens out.

And as far as #365k365days, I'm coming along well enough. Today hasn't been a good day for writing, but I'm still trying.

January 1st

Sunday, 1 January 2017 03:42 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I guess it's time for my resolutions again. We'll see how this ends up going.

(1) Journal post a day or every other day. I said I wasn't going to do it, but if I'm going to complete Resolution 2, I might need the help.
(2) Write 1,000 words a day. This is part of my #365k365days challenge to myself. I'm off to a good start so far today.
(3) Keep trying to eat better and lose weight. From my highest weight of 210 pounds, I'm down to 170 pounds. I would like to get down between 130 and 140. I'm halfway to my goal.

And that's it for me.

Jesus fuck

Saturday, 31 December 2016 03:39 pm
apollymi: Grumpy kitten, text translates to "the Kitten of Death has you in sight" (Kitten: Kätzchen des Todes)
I'm at IKEA, and it's a madhouse. It's the end of the year, and it's an Eat For Free weekend, so every idiot and their mother is out today. I got [personal profile] katsuko here for an 11:30 shift, and it's been insane enough that she still hasn't managed to get her 30 minute break yet. It looks like a broken down wasteland of abandoned shopping carts and screaming children, and really, it's just crazy.

I'm still thinking I might try to do #365k365days over 2017. A thousand words a day is manageable, I think.

After much debate, [personal profile] katsuko and I cancelled our dinner reservations at Rosa Mexicano, and instead we'll be eating fancy pasta (goat cheese and truffle oil, served with Alfredo sauce and maybe some other cheese on top, with a bit of broccoli included in the mix) and drinking our fancy sparkling peach Moscato d'Asti wine.

But mostly, I'm just incredibly nervous because I just posted the first chapter of Wicked Ones to AO3. This is my NaNo baby. This is the story that saved my NaNo, in point of fact. It's my "how I learned to stop worrying and let Mean Faraday talk" story. I think, if I had children, I would worry less about putting pictures of them out into the world.

Anyway, for terror's sake, Wicked Ones is on AO3 and [community profile] eternal_sailorm. I'm... just gonna go hide somewhere.


Wednesday, 28 December 2016 08:56 pm
apollymi: Giles carrying books, text reads "book geek" (BtVS**Giles: Book geek)
I'm not too sure what I have to say for myself today.

I went with [personal profile] katsuko to see Assassin's Creed... and yes, we went to the Assassin's Creed movie as planned. And it was every bit the spectacular shitshow we had been hoping for. It was a lot of fun, and that was what we had been hoping for in a movie at the end of the year. No deep thoughts or everyone dies.

Best term I've heard applied to the Animus in the AC movie and trailer? "Cyberpunk Cirque du Soleil". It will remain thus in my mind forever now.

And yes, we did decide to go with the small local (and cheaper) theater instead of the posh AMC. It was quieter, it cost a lot less, and they generally seem happy to see a body come in. And not just for playing mini golf, which we have still yet to do. [personal profile] katsuko has played mini golf more recently than me, when she dumped me for Botcon in Orlando a few years ago. I'm... trying to not still be mad about that whole thing.

And I posted my chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight to AO3. It's not yet in the other places, though. I'll be doing that tonight.

Still planning on doing #365k365day for 2017.

And that's it.

2016 can suck it

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 11:25 pm
apollymi: Ginji in taro/chibi mode with teary eyes (GB**Ginji: *wibble eyes*)
And now we've lost Carrie Fisher. It just fucking breaks my heart. Can all the celebrities please go hide someewhere safe until 01 January rolls around? Please? George Michael and Carrie Fisher and David Bowie and Prince and Alan Rickman and Jesus Christ, the list keeps on going. Someone's even started a GoFundMe to protect Betty White until New Years Day.

In happier news, [personal profile] katsuko and I have decided on a posting schedule for our The Magnificent Seven fanfic. It's pretty close to the proposed one, with a minor change that I had suggested in the post yesterday. Pretty much, it looks like this:
Mondays - Trinity
Wednesdays - Monstrous
Saturdays - Wicked Ones

And yes, I am obscenely nervous about Saturdays. Wicked Ones has been my baby, my pet project. It got me through NaNoWriMo with over 63,000 words, because that Faraday was always willing to talk to me. He still almost always is willing to talk to me. I ♥ that particular Faraday, because (1) he always talks to me, (2) writing him has helped me work out some personal issues, (3) I have become invested in his catharsis, and (4) he's just plain fun.

I'm thinking about trying this project that I keep seeing pop up on my Tumblr: the #365k365 Day Challenge. The short version is that it's writing 1000 words a day, every day, for 365 days. I don't think that would be so hard, but it could prove to be a lot of fun. Either way, it starts at 12:01 a.m. on 01 January and goes through 11:59 p.m. on 31 December. I think I'm going to give it a go.

Finally, I think we might be considering going to see Assassin's Creed tomorrow. We were debating on if we were going to go to the local cheaper cinema (the Aurora Cineplex) or the matinee at the AMC, but I think we're decided on the AMC, solely for the food options. But there is just a simple fact of Aurora is so much cheaper, less than even the matinee at the AMC, so I don't know. And there is the fact that the matinee move is so damn early (9:30 in the morning is early for our day off), so yeah, it'll probably be Aurora. We've used up our free tickets going to see Doctor Strange, but $5.50 each is definitely a good price for a movie we're none too sure on. (But probably still more than we'd be willing to pay for Passengers, given the online reviews so far.)

And that's about it for me. Later all.