Happy Saturday

Saturday, 26 January 2019 07:33 pm
apollymi: Hicks holding Ripley back, text reads "Together" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Together)
Today was Anastasia's birthday. Her boyfriend/baby daddy bailed on her, so we went out to eat with her, because if anyone knows what it's like trying to have a birthday in a place where you don't actually know that many people, it's [personal profile] katsuko and me. And we're not even having to try to have a birthday with an 11 month old in the house... even if Ivan is a cute little bugger. Honestly, I'll be glad when she moves to this side of town, so that we can visit more easily and so that she's in a safer area than down around the airport.

I can't tell yet if Luci's diffuser is working, but either way, I think I'm going to order a second one for back the hall, so that the whole house is covered. I also got in the first month of their flea medication today... and that was a treat and a half, trying to put that on the two of them. The neat thing was, the medication came with some freeze-dried shrimp/prawn treats. Boo devoured them after some brief initial hesitation. Luci was very concerned at first, but then she ended up licking up the crumbs from the floor so well that there was a wet spot.

Most of my writing today came from finishing a section I fell asleep while writing yesterday and some editing. So not great, but better than nothing.


Monday, 21 January 2019 11:08 pm
apollymi: Chapter 301 of manga, redeeming power of love, text reads "Even Kyo and Yuya get shojo sparkles" (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: Shojo sparkles?)
Nooooo, I don't want to go back to work tomorrow. I quite enjoyed my long weekend, even if it felt incredibly short at times. I know a lot of that was thanks to my sleep issues, but what can you do when they strike, unfortunately.

I did manage to get that handwritten bit typed up finally. It only took me three or four days. Whoops. But it's done now. I'm not going to feel guilty about how long it took me to do.

I finally got that diffuser purchased and going for Luci. I'm hopeful it will help with whatever is causing her over-grooming issues. To further move things along, I have also purchased flea medication for her and Boo. Strike on all fronts, is what I'm saying.

And now, bed, because unfortunately, it has yet to snow, so I seriously doubt we'll get to sag out of work tomorrow.


Monday, 14 January 2019 11:42 pm
apollymi: Steve and Tony looking off to the left of the icon, no text (keywords reference the obvious slash of comic!verse) (Aveng**Steve/Tony: KirkSpock of Marvel)
The weather here seriously cannot make up its mind. Last week, it was in the 50s and 60s. Now it's down in the 30s and 40s. This is why everybody is always so sick around here... which is in turn supposedly why Glynda and Richard are so very crabby lately. Which, personally speaking, I don't really buy it. They're both bitchy enough on their own without needing to add sickness onto it.

I have handwritten stuff on both the canon era femme Faraday part of Shelter as well as the modern Trinity AU... but I haven't gotten either of them typed up. I'll be disappointed in myself another day, but not today.

Seriously, this is so annoying: I need to catch one more Eevee on Pokemon Go (or get 4 more special candy somewhere), so that I can evolve one of them into an Umbreon for a task in game... and I cannot find one. If I can find 2 more steel-type Pokemon to finish this other quest, I'll be able to get enough special candy to evolve and finish this task.


Friday, 11 January 2019 11:25 pm
apollymi: Kaiba looking pissed, purple overtones, text reads "Cursed" (YGO**Kaiba: Cursed)
Yay, it's finally Friday! As always, I was starting to think it was never going to get here. Too bad the weekend is always so short, because I could really use some time away from Glynda already. It's barely been a full week, and I'm already sick of her again. In fact, I entertained thoughts about just strangling her. Today, certainly, but a lot of the week as well. Yesterday, if I could have gotten my hands around her neck, that would have been the end of it.

And with all the things I still have to work on, my brain decided to give me a modern kid verse of Trinity to play with right now. Thanks, brain.


Friday, 4 January 2019 10:25 pm
apollymi: The ending of the manga, the scene that makes for happy shippers, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: THAT final shippy scene)
Well, I guess I have to come up with s small entry here, since I did a fairly sizable one on Tumblr earlier today. I got the final chapter of After Midnight posted. That, at least, is finally out of my hair. Now I just have to worry about Wicked Ones and maybe Resurrectionist.

I have been appreciating all the love for the end of After Midnight. It does go a long way to help me feel better about going on with the other writing projects I have ongoing, both shared with [personal profile] katsuko and on my own. And yet, at the same time... not so much. After Midnight has always been our most popular story. By a pretty huge margin, it's our most popular story. Or mine at least.

I dunno. I'm just gonna sit here and reread Samurai Deeper Kyo and to hell with anything else right now. This is me time.


Monday, 10 December 2018 11:53 pm
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)
Is it really a snow day if it's only for a few hours?

So, we're getting calls for ice and sleet tonight, so GSU will be delaying opening until at least 10 in the morning. Granted, that's at the downtown campus... which is unfortunately where I work. The more northernly parts of the metro, closer to where I live, are still under a river flood warning too. The creek beside the apartment is still pretty close to overflowing its banks, so that's going to make everything... interesting. I'm hoping they decide to keep the campus closed for the rest of the day, but I'm not exactly getting my hopes up.

And I did manage to get some writing done on the train, mostly on the original version of Shelter. I wrote a bit more at work on the epilogue to After Midnight and the fanfiction version of Shelter. I meant to post a chapter of that one today, but exhaustion led to one thing after another, and the day got away from me.

And that's all I've got. I need to go collapse in the bed for a bit, see if I can't get my back to quit hurting some.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 11:21 pm
apollymi: Animated, Roy sparks the lighter, no text (FMA**Roy: Set the world aflame)
Guys, I seriously can't believe it's Halloween already! Seriously, this year has just flown by, and I'm not sure what to do with the fact that October is already over.

I went and did my early voting today. I'm kind of glad to have that out of the way. It's a good feeling.

Oh my gods, NaNoWriMo starts in a few hours! I'm not ready! Well, I am, but I'm not! I'm going to try to write on the original version of Shelter, but I've also plenty of fanfic to fall back on if needs be.

I've got an interview at GSU Dunwoody tomorrow, so I need to try to be well rested and somewhat alert for it. I'm not exactly holding my breath on the idea of getting this position, but at least it lets LaTrease and Chris know that I'm not willing to put up with shit.

So with all that in mind, I'm going to throw myself at my bed and hope for sleep.

Home again

Monday, 29 October 2018 11:33 pm
apollymi: Animated, Roy sparks the lighter, no text (FMA**Roy: Set the world aflame)
It is so damn good to be home again. God damn, that was a long ass drive, yes, but I'm glad to be home. The girlies were even mildly glad to see us.

I must admit to being a dork and having [personal profile] katsuko take some photos along the road on our way back, things that actually ended up relating back to original stuff in a particular fanfiction verse of ours. Amusingly, all the photos were Alabama, of signs for three different towns: Stockton, Spanish Fort, and Union Springs. We have an original character with the last name Stockton, who has set up base in a Spanish mission-style fort, outside a town named Union Springs... only all of these are in Arizona in the story. But it was amusing as hell to see them all show up in Alabama. (Apparently, there is also a Lester in Alabama, which is the last name of another original character in that same story, and that's even funnier.)

Anyway, it's stupid late. I fell asleep (or more accurately, passed the hell out) briefly, and so I'm still sort of awake, but I'm going to go lay in my bed and see if actual unconsciousness happens. Later, all!


Sunday, 7 October 2018 10:30 pm
apollymi: Sarah reading a book, text reads "can't talk reading fanfic" (Labyrinth**Sarah: Can't talk - Fanfic!)
I think I kinda hate the fact that Sunday is almost over. I've spent so much of the day sore and unwilling to move too much because I'm sore that the day flew by in a daze. I deliberately didn't let myself drift off because I wanted to be able to go to bed at a semi-decent time, but I still feel like I missed a lot of the day. But between the nausea and the aches, that might not be the worst thing ever.

What I didn't do was any writing. I ended up reading a lot of fanfic, though, which was nice, because it will hopefully give me some ideas of things to play around with.

So, yeah, not much to say for myself for tonight. I'm going to go throw myself at my bed and see what happens. Good night, my freaky darlings.


Saturday, 6 October 2018 10:56 pm
apollymi: Manic look Ninth Doctor, text reads "I solemnly swear I'm up to no good" (DW**9th Doctor: Up to no good)
Well, it's been another Saturday. I can't say that I really did all that much: mostly I just worked on getting Gabriel set up and ready to do all the things I was doing on Ripley. The main takeaways is that I now have Scrivener, Dropbox, and Office all set back up again. I've got Discord added on, and High Sierra comes with a whole lot more than Yosemite ever did, so there is a that as well.

Other than that, I've been doing the phone gaming thing, and I've gotten a bit more caught up with my writing, and I've been reading fanfic. So all in all, it has been a pretty good day. I can live with this.

But sadly, I've also been the most distracted person ever at trying to type this thing up, so I'm going to stop it here and make myself go to bed. Good night, all.
apollymi: Yuya counting on abacus, Kyo sleeping next to her, colored pink, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: These soft moments)
I think [personal profile] katsuko has had us watching YouTube for several hours now. I’m not even sure how long we’ve been watching at this point, but it’s been hours now.

I’m trying to get some writing done, but nothing is really happening. Maybe my concentration really isn’t here. I don’t know. (Or maybe it’s hard to concentrate when I keep looking to the tv and the true crime videos.)

And yeah, I can’t even concentrate enough to get a lot done on this journal entry. So I’m just going to see if I can’t make a bit more fic before I admit defeat and go to bed. Good night, all.


Monday, 24 September 2018 10:14 pm
apollymi: Hotaru skipping happily, text reads "The Hotaru-verse is a shiny and fluffy place with skipping" (SDK**Hotaru: It's a skipping happy unive)
It's kinda sad when you're trying to leave an honest review on Amazon and you keep getting an error message saying the particular item has limitations on reviews. Like, come on, Amazon, step up your game here! I shouldn't be having less issues with eBay than I am with you guys!

Still no luck on recovering those 5000 words that I lost, and I find myself not overly enthused on rewriting them. It's just not high up on my list of priorities. I'm not sure what my list of priorities does include... but rewriting Mag7 OT4 porn is not at the top of it.

Anyway, yeah, I've got nothing else to say for myself. I'm gonna go throw myself at my bed now. Good night.


Sunday, 23 September 2018 10:26 pm
apollymi: Vasquez firing two guns, flames behind him, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Fire)
Two lazy days in a row. It's some kind of a miracle. A miracle, I tell you! I still feel like I could just drop off to sleep sitting up, but it's not nearly as bad as it has been being. So getting a bit of extra sleep during the weekend has helped a bit.

One of the stories I had been working on turned up blank, so I spent most of the day trying to get it back on Scrivener. Eventually, I found an old copy from a few months ago. So rather than losing the entire story, I only lost about 5,000 words of it. So... yay?

I guess it's time to try sleep again, so wish me luck. Good night.


Saturday, 22 September 2018 11:03 pm
apollymi: Kaiba and Bakura, close up on faces, text reads "Don't fear the reaper" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Don't fear the reape)
Today has been a lazy, lazy Saturday. Maybe the laziest I've had in a while. I didn't even leave the house at all today, and I'm oddly okay with this. I guess I should have been listening to my body more of this week, because it's been telling me that I was exhausted and instead I ended up spending so much of today passed out unconscious on the couch. Whoops.

I spent a lot of time rereading back through some of my Shelter content. I did not spend as much time writing as I wanted to, but maybe [personal profile] katsuko and I will do some of that tomorrow.

I need to get off Mac of All Trades. I can eyeball and drool over the refurbished Macs on there all I want, but that doesn't mean that I can afford any of them right now.

Anyway, it's past sleep time now, so I'm going to go back the hall and see if I can't make that happen.


Friday, 21 September 2018 11:55 pm
apollymi: Lina, falm palming, giant sweat drop, no text (Slay**Lina: Fuckwittery (Facepalm))
It's finally Friday! Seriously, it seems like every week I end up saying that I spent the week thinking that the weekend was never going to get here. This week has definitely been a case of that.

That said, I managed to get a little writing done. And I did finally managed to get the handwritten stuff from Wednesday typed up today, so there is a that. Progress! I now konw that I'm not just hearing things when I'm too tired to deal. There is a that.

I accidentally ended up drifting off here on the couch, so I'm going to go throw myself at my bed. G'night.


Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:51 pm
apollymi: Kyo and Yuya with Kyo's sword, black background, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: Still of the night)
I've pretty much been drowsing since I got home today. It's just everything I can do to keep my eyes open. In fact, pretty much the only reason I'm awake right now is because I needed to type up (a) this journal entry as part of my a post a day thing and (b) what I wrote by hand today.

And you know what? I think I'm just going to take the paper back to work and get more wrtten on that same spot. Try for a goodly amount of words tomorrow that way.

Plan? Plan.


Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:46 pm
apollymi: Faraday at the card table, gun in hand, no text (Mag7**Faraday: Gambler)
Well, I made it through another day. I'm hot, I'm tired, and I feel like I'm sort of all over the place. But I wrote like hell today.

I might be almost to the point of having the last bit of After Midnight done. That's... a nice feeling, I guess. It makes me sort of happy. It does mean that I wrote nearly 1400 words on that alone today, because one character suddenly wanted to chat.

I tried to write on Ain't Our Time, but the one asshole OC who I can always count on to asshole refuses to asshole, and given that this particular section is told from Goodnight's point of view, I'm pretty sure that letting him suddenly not run long-winded would count as out of character.

I wrote more on Shelter, the femme Faraday in canon-era part... like 1100 words on it.

The Dark Powers universe is kicking my ass. I think that's mostly because I can't decide if I'm going too OOC with some of this stuff. I might have taken the whole "break the cutie" way too much to heart, it feels like.

And finally, the Shelter verse done original style... Well, one character is has decided to completely lock up, which is pretty accurate for the shit going on, and I can work with it... once I get the damn After Midnight dealt with.


Wednesday, 5 September 2018 10:38 pm
apollymi: Usagi with devil horns and tail, musical note next to her, no text (BSSM**Usagi: ♫ (Devilish))
I wish I could say something one way or another about today. It just sort of... was. It wasn't good. It wasn't bad. It didn't suck. It wasn't awesome. It just was.

That said, I got no writing done at work... but a shit ton on the train to and from work. This is a good thing. I just wish some of it was on stories people gave a damn about. You know, instead of the one that I might well be the only one reading.

Maybe I should just stick to the original one instead. Makes more sense, huh?

Anyway, yeah, sadly, that's about all I've got. I'm gonna try, but I don't think that I'm going to make it all the way to 1000 words today. No promises, but I'm going to try. Later, all.

Long day

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 10:20 pm
apollymi: Kaiba looking pissed, purple overtones, text reads "Cursed" (YGO**Kaiba: Cursed)
Long day was long today. I missed the first train, the one that left the station as I was pulling up (I literally heard it leaving as I got out of my car), and I ended up being about 7 minutes late because of the second train. But you know what? I can deal. I can roll with that. It just makes getting my brain in gear a little harder, that's all.

I got some writing done on the train, which was good, because no writing occur while I was at work. I didn't get quite as much done as I wanted to, but I did get a good few hundred words done, so... yay, me?

And yeah, that's about all I've got for myself for today. Pretty sad, huh? Either way, I'm gonna see about crashing. Later, all.


Monday, 3 September 2018 09:26 pm
apollymi: Vasquez scoffing at Faraday, animated gif, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Scoff)
Gods, I am not looking forward to tomorrow. I have to be at work by 7:00, so I have to be on the train by 6:15 at the latest. Which means I have to be up stupid early, and I am not looking forward to it. Especially when I have do it all week. Because that's the downside of Glynda being gone all week: someone has to open, and I'm currently the one best trained for it. For a given value thereof, because I'm still trying to find out where things are kept and paperwork is store and what the hell is her organization system anyway and why do we need paper copies of everything that we already have electronic copies of. But whatever.

So much for my hopes of doing as little resting as possible while I had this mini-vacation. I'm pretty sure I passed out for a few hours with Boo on top of me today while [personal profile] katsuko was at work. Luci has spent most of the day alternating between hovering at the end of the couch and hovering on top of the TV stand. So that's been interesting.

I only managed to get a little bit of writing done today, but that doesn't mean I'm giving up on it yet. I've got the ideas: I just need the gumption to get the words going again. Or something. Things. Stuff. Words. I can't seem to make them happen even in journal entries. Fantastic.

Anyway, yeah, I'm gonna go recline here on the couch for a little bit longer, then I'm gonna go to bed, because I have to be up stupid early. Later, all.