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12 August 2005 @ 12:15 pm
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What did I miss?

Random observations from the past week:

Addiction: Mmmm... addiction. The only time I actually started twitching for the intarweb was when I was six kinds of bored at work, but er, yes. It was good to notice my addict-y habits, though. Also nice to have a break, because I actually solved the sleeve-cap problem on a sweater I'm knitting.

Subconscious Says "April Fools!" I had a dream in which I discovered that I was all deeply and subconsciously in love with Justin, which is considerably more hilarious to those who actually know us. But don't worry, keenween! I woke up all "what in the!?", and then realized that that ("that" being "girl discovers she is sekritly in love with her roommate, who is totally a lesbian trapped in a man's body") was the exact plot of the novel I'd fallen asleep reading. Oops. Nonetheless, it was pretty weird for a few minutes there.

Romance Novel, Yay! My *own* romance novel is starting to take shape. It is VERY VERY SILLY, such that I keep wobbling back and forth between "heee!" and "omg, shame!". I realized that I ripped off both daygloparker's name and her story about dahlias without realizing it for a character who's rather shamelessly slutty, and so, er, sorry! *deletes* However, should anyone actually want their name to be bestowed on a random secondary character in my very silly romance novel, let me know! :)

Romance Novel, Cont'd: I might be searching for what I can only term a Very Very Very Forgiving Audience for my first draft as I'm writing it. The thing is... I feel kind of weird asking anyone to volunteer, because I'm looking for a very specific kind of support. It's very much a first draft and I mostly need "omg, squeee! When will there be a next chapter? Oooo, is so-and-so going to actually kiss that guy?" kind of things, because I'm worried that if I get bogged down in the actual constructive criticism this thing really does need, I might never finish it. I plan to go over it completely myself before even showing it to a beta. All of this might change but... yeah, I'm in need of an inspiration-crutch more than a proper beta squad at the moment. ;) So, anyone who wants a sneak peek and doesn't mind having their freedom of comment infringed upon / potentially losing respect for my unedited writing ski11z, yay!

Drama, Drama, Drama. Yes, well, the *other* side of not having the internet is that, with the lack of perpetual distraction (combined with the fact that my immune system is helplessly flailing at some bug or other), the personal demons and other realities get a bit harder to ignore. Kind of, er, lit into my father when he seemed to be insinuating that I was just kicking back at home because I'm Lazy and Scared Of The Real World Which Is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of (grrrrr!) and because Kripalu Girls Just Can't Seem To Leave The Nest. We had a long conversation that ended up being probably good, but left me a bit worried about my actual mental and emotional state underneath all the coping mechanisms that work but with quite a bit of effort. Eh. I want to talk it out more and explain what all is going on, because it feels too big to deal with by myself, but I'm a bit too worn out right now and I think I'd end up with just nonsensical flailing. *shrugs*

The Last Word: No, really, what did I miss?
Christidaisycm83 on August 12th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
I volunteer! I can squee shamelessly with the best of 'em!
Melody: KissScullyMulderpellmelody on August 12th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
However, should anyone actually want their name to be bestowed on a random secondary character in my very silly romance novel, let me know! :)

*raises hand* I'm all about this. *g* My uncle had to write a novel (mystery/action) for a teaching degree and placed me, and my whole family, in it, so I think it's time I'm in a romance novel. Make me as slutty, silly or dull as you want.

And I'd love to read what you've written, but I can't claim to be a good beta reader, since I have problems with sentence "tenses" and stuff like that there. I'll leave it up to you.

As for the drama....*BIG HUGGLES* Call if you need to talk, okay? Seriously.

As for the rest, I don't think there have any been any amusing kerfluffles or wank going on at the moment. :)
Melyanna: Voldemort (baby-killer)melyanna on August 12th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Yay, it's Little Red!

Hrm, what did you miss? Ooh, Ronon/Teyla ficlet you must read.
Ravennoradannan on August 12th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)

Reading things? That you wrote? In English? Yay!

I suck at real editing anyway. I'd love to be part of your fandom! You can have an international following! ;)
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on August 12th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
Well, Boomer married Tigh, Lee shacked up with Baltar, and Jack and Shep took a honeymoon in Paris.

Christidaisycm83 on August 13th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
*eyes Lyssie* I am going to have severely frakked up dreams after reading that, man.
Bitch-extraordinaire!: Jenny againsakuracorr on August 12th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
However, should anyone actually want their name to be bestowed on a random secondary character in my very silly romance novel, let me know! :) ME!

And I happen to be good at two types of beta'ing, the one you describe or the one where I tend to make people cry (Yes, I know, I seem to fall in both extremes!). I would so be all like "OMG, squee!" and what not for you! ;)

I think the only thing in my life you missed was my Doctor Who sex vid which killed the bandwidth I had for two days! :P
A.j.aj on August 12th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oi! I wanna see your sex vid, but by the time I poked it it were dead.

*eyes* Hrm. Any chance in hell you can email it to me?
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Amanda: ShWeir!pantslifelongfling on August 12th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
I volunteer my name :) And perhaps to read if all you want is "OMG, squeee!" My beta skills have been useless lately.

And....you didn't miss much from me....just a new LJ layout, which is quite pretty, if I must say so myself.

I'm glad you're back to the land of the web.....I missed you!
Your *Mom*'s A Cylon!: Guh Gorgeous Torri (Dark Faith)astrum_presul on August 12th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hee, do I count as already having a character named for me? Lol.

I'll volunteer to read and give squee, for that is my specialty. :)

*gives huggles*
annie_tait on August 12th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Romance Novel, yay!-- Just let me be your Cocktail Advisor? Anyone who reads your book will just instantly want to drink it, I tell you. And I will feel immortalized.

Re: Romance Novel, Cont'd-- I want toooooooo! And you can rest assured that I am really really good for "OMG you're the BEST" kinds of feedback. Also, I'm really bored lately, so I will feel useful and cool if you send me it.
Pooh: Office - TimGareth cock (by meegzi31)mspooh on August 12th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
It's very much a first draft and I mostly need "omg, squeee! When will there be a next chapter?

OMG, SQUEE! When do we get to see the first chapter?! Hee! I don't have a romance novel name (at least I don't think so), but if I did, I'd totally want to be the ho who goes around grabbing pants! *snickers*
tarkheena lizzeeen: [SINFUL GIRLFRIEND LOVE]liminalliz on August 12th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)
I am not as strong as my sljg as OMG, I could not give up LJ for a day, nevermind three?

I totally want to be in your novel! Even if it’s a fish named LIZ or if you use the word liminal somewhere.

I totally volunteer to read and fangirl your romance novel drafts. I AM FAITHFUL AND TRUE.

And you are awesome and I need to call you STAT.

Here’s some liminalliz you missed out on: Liz glee’d out; I conquered Austin and met lavidaessueno; started an otp meme; issued a drabble challenge.

And wrote a ton of fic: Kara/Lee, and BSG/Firefly, and some drabbles, and some S/J.

And I missed you!!! ::clings::
georgie: rumourgeorgierae on August 12th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
well...if it's still open, i'll happily be a secondary chara! I can assure you, i shall not be tainted/upset/whatever get v.excited and squee muchly along with the rest of them!

**has squee!pom-poms on standby**
Little Red: trashy romance novels! - qwirkymylittleredgirl on August 15th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
Your name is a FANTASTIC romance novel name, omg. :)

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andalsoyes on August 12th, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
oh reddest goldfish,
my darling, i would be *so* excited to read your drafts!!!!! yay! hope you're doing well! i'm all moved (baltimore) and installed. will call you soon.
much love,
rina jean
Little Red: ethermylittleredgirl on August 15th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
I have been so wanting to talk to you! We will talk soon. :) Remember that friendship-necklace thinggy you made for me at one Inner Child Night or other? I've been wearing it every day for, like, A YEAR, and it still hasn't broken. Quality craftsmanship, omg!
lilwitchy on August 12th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
lilwitchy on August 12th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
both my omgsquee abilities and my name. of course, Nina Holst is not the most common name in the english language. ;)
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on August 12th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
*pounces* OMG, missed yooooooooooouuuu! *love*

Good for you for sticking up for yourself. Talking to your father probably helped. I'm going to put my energy into believing that for you. :)
Little Red: sga - cute when sick - duckadorkmylittleredgirl on August 15th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
YES. OMG. It's kind of amazing. He told me the other day that I convinced him that I was still sick (apparently he's been sekritly thinking that it's All In My Head rather than just Partly In My Head), and this has made everything muuuuuuch calmer on the home front. YAY.

*loves back*