But yes, this is Arizona in mid-March. O_o
That is our back deck and yard. And it's still snowing
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Mom says it's not unheard of to get snow on Easter where we are. Yeesh. I'M KINDA READY FOR THIS TO BE OVER FOR THE YEAR, WEATHER.
Since I last posted any news of any detail, my mother and I have moved house. The new place is a major improvement in many ways, big enough for both of us and our puppeh, but small enough to take care of easily. There have been loads of headaches along the way, but things are starting to settle down and even out a bit.
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Yes my lovelies, Yuletide signups are live until Sunday, November 20th at around 8pm EST
. Jump in and give some small fandoms and fellow fanfic writers a little seasonal joy! The mods have set up some YouTube screencasts to guide both newbies and old hands through the changes in signing up; the link is near the top of the form. If you'd like to participate but don't yet have an AO3 account, email the mods at email@example.com. And feel free to hit me up with questions!( To my Yuletide Writer:Collapse )( Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster BujoldCollapse )( Ivory Series - Doris EganCollapse )( Master Li and Number Ten Ox - Barry HughartCollapse )( Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster BujoldCollapse )
And there you are! Hopefully I've given you a direction, or at least a hint or two. Bear in mind that the story concepts I've suggested are not
the only stories I'd enjoy; they're just possible ideas. I'd be happy to supply more details to the mods, if you feel the need to pass on any questions through them. But as I said up above, write from the heart. If a story matters to you, it will matter to your readers.
And if at all possible ... HAVE FUN!
Yuletide fandom nominations are open
Because I am a late goober, I should also mention that they close at around 9:30pm EST tonight. HOWEVER you can still sign up for the Yuletide exchange, whether or not you participate in the fandom nomination stage. The signup form will go up as soon as possible after fandom noms close; keep an eye on yuletide
for details. On Dreamwidth you can get RSS feeds for both comms.
Ask me any questions you might have! Yuletide is one of my favorite fannish things, so I'm always willing to help someone new to it. ^_^
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is once again taking signups
for their annual moanfest. If you're ready to write 10 minutes per day and creeb about every second of it (or come up with elaborate excuses for why you didn't get your ten minutes in)**, then check out the comm and sign up
!**People who consistently and cheerfully put in their 10 minutes are also welcome, but be prepared to be called an overachiever. ;)This entry was originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comment on whichever!
(Reposting from cakmpls
have an essay in Publishers Weekly that they would like you to read:http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/genreville/?p=1519
"An agent from a major agency, one which represents a bestselling YA novel in the same genre as ours, called us.
"The agent offered to sign us on the condition that we make the gay character straight, or else remove his viewpoint and all references to his sexual orientation."
If you read all the way through, you will find suggestions for what you can do.This entry was originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comment on whichever!
Hey all! day_by_drabble
has just started up their summer event, and I'm looking to participate. The Blue Skies Drabblethon actually accepts any fic up to a thousand words, and all fandoms are welcome. You'll find the complete rules behind the pretty graphic below:
Click to find out more...
You can write for any prompt at any time in the drabblethon, so check them out as they go up
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From the most custardy of pringles:Go look at your blog/journal. Find the last fandom-related thing you posted. The characters in that post are now your team-mates in the Zombie Apocalypse. How fucked are you?
Hmm. The most recent more-or-less fannish thing I did was the five books meme
. Would teaming up with ancient China's foremost scholar (and greatest con artist), a thousand quaddies, a fifteen-century-old púca, an Ivoran sorcerer and the world's best hit man during the Zombie Apocalypse be considered cheating?
☇ Take four books off your bookshelf.
☇ Write the first sentence
☇ Write the last sentence on page fifty
☇ Write the second sentence on page one hundred
☇ Write the next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
☇ Write the final sentence of the book
☇ Let your friends guess what book it is.
I picked some of my favorites, ones I've been rereading lately. I honestly have no idea how hard these particular books will be for you guys, but I'm pretty darn sure 3 will ring a bell with at least a few of you. In fact I had to take a name out to keep it from being too obvious, but if no one gets it, I'll put the name back. Have fun!( Bonus extra credit to whomever gets #5!Collapse )
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What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com
- what it says about you -
You've spent your life in the middle of things, whether it's between people who oppose each other, ideas that oppose each other, or places that are very different. You're very aware of perspectives outside the norm and good at anticipating how different people will see a situation. You value second opinions, because they give you a feeling of balance. You don't have a single group of friends and the people you spend time with may not have a lot in common with each other.
It's been said that everlasting friends can go long periods of time without speaking and never question the friendship. These types of friends pick up like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live, and they don't hold grudges. They understand that life is busy..but you will ALWAYS love them. Re-post if you have at least 1 of these friends, they will know who they are.
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For those of you who don't feel up to tackling NaNoWriMo this year but still want to get some form of writing done, wrisomifu
encourages you to write for just ten minutes every day throughout the month of November. They also provide a place where you can moan as much as you like about the herculean effort those 10 minutes demand. You need an invite to join the comm, but getting said invite is as easy as commenting to this post
before midnight on October 31st. Come join our merry band of misery!
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Sorrow you can hold, however desolating, if nobody speaks to you. If they speak, you break down. ~ Bede Jarrett
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~ William Shakespeare
Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~ Kenji Miyazawa
You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. ~ Jan Glidewell
There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. ~ Author unknown
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. ~ Robert Ingersoll
As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us. ~ Sascha
♫ if you see this entry, you have to post this meme and your current wallpaper to your journal.
♫ explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper. (...I have to write five sentences about pretty trees and flowers?)
♫ don't change your wallpaper before doing this! the point is to see what you had on!
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- Music:Dexy's Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Said