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24 November 2010 @ 10:36 pm
Milestones: I hits them!  
20035 / 50000 (40.07%)

Woooo! Over 20K! This milestone brought to you by fyca, who stopped by on her drive from Seattle to Eugene to look at me very sternly until I hit 20K. She celebrated with me but I could see her mocking my joy from the inside of her NaNoWriMo Winner's Circle! I promised her I'd hit 25K tomorrow, and she knows where I live now, so I had better.

Anyway, this section of the novel is taking on a life of its own, and I'm on deadline, so I think I'll just watch the madness unfold instead of trying to corral it. I barely, barely resisted the urge to make Piper Palin a senator in a throwaway line, since for some reason I ended up dealing with politics in D.C.

Your mission, should you wish to be part of the EPIC* MARS ACTION: What's a good name for a near-future pharmaceutical conglomerate? I don't really need it, but I spent a good 15 minutes trying to think of one and failed.

*epicness is coming, eventually, I hope swear.

So far, my favorite exchange of the "whatever! just type!"-fest of this evening is:

“America loves a dead hooker,” Cara deadpans.

Warren can’t disagree. “Not the best face of our great nation.”

She’s still fussing with prepping her coffee. “Though I was perfectly content with my life before I had ever imagined Don Howard and sex worker in the same sentence. If this is an arranged scandal to bring him down in an election year, couldn’t he have embezzled campaign funds or sold fraudulent real estate futures to the elderly?”

fyca's response was "Oh! That happened to Skinner once already, with the dead hooker." And we laughed for a while about how Skinner's dead hooker was played by Amanda Tapping, because that never gets old.

(I have NO IDEA why any of this is happening. I mean, I HAVE A PLAN, and you should totally read my fabulous future book and find out what that is.)
feel: sillysilly
entertaining in a disturbing way: Kelly is more awesome than you.lyssie on November 25th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
dude, Colonel Skinner and the dead hooker never get old. I STILL SAY THAT MUST HAVE BEEN AWKWARD.


Little Red: sg - x-files - lizmylittleredgirl on November 25th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
"You look really familiar. Like from a past life or something."
"It's interesting you should say that, because I've been getting these creepy dreams where an old woman comes out of your chest and tries to snap my neck."
entertaining in a disturbing way: Shelly is happy with gleeeelyssie on November 25th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
*giggles a lot* (I like giggling)
lavidaessueno on November 25th, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
"Why don't you come to my office? We'll get you debriefed."

anranr on November 25th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
Venenum Incorporated? (venenum = "drug, poison, potion" in latin)

Yay you for hitting 20K!!
anranr on November 25th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)

ta'bek = "drug; pharmaceutical (noun) (anc.)" in vulcan
Hergh = "drug" in klingon

Little Red: trek - encyclopedia - ghost_sheepmylittleredgirl on November 27th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
HAHAHA. I love you.
Little Red: aw - cj/d *hugz* - natushkamylittleredgirl on November 27th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
fyca: Moni sunnyfyca on November 28th, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
I was totally not mocking you! I think you are awesome. And you realize, when your bar becomes purple, your win is way more impressive than mine considering how much you got done in such a short amount of time!

I once had a throw-away line in a fic set in about 2020 about Lindsay Lohan being an Academy Award winning director. I vote for Piper Palin inclusion!