Most fucking longwinded ever

Jun. 23rd, 2017 11:16 am
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I was wondering last night how the hell it could take me six hours to fill in and sync commentary for 15 minutes' worth of footage...but upon inspection this morning, it turns out the answer is "because that was 1300 words' worth of commentary". *FACEHANDS*

(*facehands* because the side thing I'm working on at present is 40 minutes in full, and oh dear god I don't even want to think about the kind of wordcount I'll be dealing with before it's done, at this rate. XD; I'm just saying, the above's what I average per half hour LP episode!)

Shipwrecked LP part 5

Jun. 21st, 2017 06:08 pm
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I have totally become someone who only posts to announce new work. Oops? (In my defense, I've assumed no one's much interested in Don't Starve Gameplay Anecdote #58765, because, uh, that's pretty much the kind of thing I'd have been posting otherwise. :D;)

Anyway:


Don't Starve: Shipwrecked #5: Brains and Beauty by credoimprobus

In which I prepare for the fast approaching hurricane season, and stumble across some more cool shit along the way.


As a side note, I spent the day yesterday messing around with encoding settings and running test renders, because I kind of got to the point where I couldn't live with the terrible video quality I'd been settling for to keep my upload times reasonable, ahaha. (My internet speed in general may have been tripled earlier this year when my connection got a free upgrade (\o/!), but alas it did fuck-all for my upload speeds. :/ :/ Unless that's something on Dailymotion's end; I DON'T KNOW.) Bottom line is this episode looks WAY better than the previous four, even if it's still well far from looking genuinely great. And it only added an hour to my upload time! (I'm not even being facetious; it was already averaging at 4+ hours, an extra one is basically nothing at that point, haha.)

Happy birthday to me!

Jun. 21st, 2017 09:31 am
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My birthday was Monday. I turned 38. It was a pretty fantastic birthday.

My friends gave me a gift certificate to a local automotive shop which was awesome. We love to support local businesses. Another set of friends gave me a gift certificate to Ulta which I used to buy All the Bath Products. :)

Emma made me a card, and Josh got me a wireless speaker thing that hooks up to Spotify and plays music. Since the wane of CDs and the death of our last CD player, we don't listen to music in the house often, so I'm really glad to have this. I've been thinking lately about how important music used to be to me and how little I listen to it now. This gift is the kick in the pants I needed to change a habit I've been thinking about and lamenting for several months but not doing anything about.

I got cards and well wishes from [personal profile] lyr, [livejournal.com profile] timespirit, [personal profile] kaleecat, and [livejournal.com profile] decynthus (who also sent me some replacement photos for my fridge magnets: Alfred and bb!Bruce, Lucifer, and bb!Groot), and [personal profile] sallymn.

[personal profile] executrix sent me an amazing package full of all my favorites: books, notebooks, perfume, and some killer new clothes.

Looking forward to seeing what 38 brings.

Fics from Soulexchange

Jun. 20th, 2017 07:10 pm
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Looks like [community profile] soulexchange authors got revealed. I wrote:

Flying Free (1189 words) by shopfront
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Get Down (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling/Thor, background Mylene Cruz/Ezekiel "Zeke" Figuero
Additional Tags: Romantic Soulmates, Missing Scenes, Soul Bond
Summary: Like many teenagers, the Get Down Brothers are surprised to discover that having a soulmate isn't a recipe for instant romantic success. A soulbond needs to be acknowledged to fully form, and nurtured with passion and creativity.

Hair of the Bond (5327 words) by shopfront
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hermione Granger/Luna Lovegood
Characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Additional Tags: Accidental Bonding, True Love's Kiss, Post Hogwarts, Soul Bond
Summary: Nobody except for Hermione is at all surprised to find out she's capable of performing a complicated soulbonding spell while blind drunk. Unfortunately, finding out who she did the spell with is going to prove a little more difficult.

I really enjoyed this one. It was interesting to do a trope specific exchange because everyone was digging deep on the creativity, and it was also fun to get 'these kinds of the trope' not just 'I like trope' prompts to play with. I am absolutely an exchange participant who thrives on more detail, and it's certainly kept the trope fresh for me.

I've also been really thrilled with the response to Hair of the Bond, and super enjoyed revisiting Harry Potter land after my big annual re-read. Kiinda tempted to keep writing in my super old fandom now, haha.

Doctor Who 10.10 - "Eaters of Light"

Jun. 18th, 2017 10:05 am
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I watched last week's episode at Continuum, while hiding from people in the committee room, and made a terrible discovery: iView streaming quality is much, much better over 4G on an iPad than over the NBN on a new desktop.

Guys.

That was pretty much the highlight of Gatiss's episode, so let's move on to the triumphant return of Rona Munro.

You never hear the spoilers. )

Chimera by Mira Grant

Jun. 17th, 2017 06:48 pm
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Chimera (Parasitology, #3)Chimera by Mira Grant

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I didn't like the concluding book of this series as well as the previous two, and I'm having trouble pinpointing exactly why.

I think the ratio of dialogue to exposition is off; Sal spends way too much time in this book thinking about things rather than talking to people or engaging in action. I also think this book does way too much of the reminding readers of people and events from previous books thing; I really dislike that tactic. If I can't remember Sal's accident or who Dr. Banks is or the reveal about Sherman at this point, I have some serious problems. There was some of this in the second book, but the third book was kinda overloaded with it.

I also didn't like that one of the main motivating factors in Sherman's interest in Sal was a twisted desire for her to love him.

I did like the way Colonel Mitchell ultimately had the courage to make some very tough decisions. I did like that Joyce knew all along that Sally was dead and Sal had taken her place and chose to love Sal anyway. That was probably the most moving part of the whole series for me.

I also really liked Fishy's character and the way he chose to deal with the apocalypse by believing that he's a character in a video game. He was funny and unpredictable.

Overall, I liked the series, and I'm glad I read it.



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So guess how my day started

Jun. 16th, 2017 10:21 pm
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I've been sick, and I didn't sleep well last night. Josh got up with the kids, and he came to get me about 8:15 saying my mom had called earlier (earlier?! they're one hour earlier than we are re: timezones) and wanted me to call her back. I do, assuming that something is wrong, maybe with Dad, and she just didn't want to say in front of Josh for some reason?

But, no. No, what she wanted to tell me was far different. She'd emailed me earlier in the week to tell me that one of my high school teachers died. Let's call him Coach A. Coach A was a good man. He taught me science for two years in high school. He took an interest in me, loaning me a couple of science fiction books. I have fond memories of him and was sad to hear he had passed.

Apparently, his widow called my parents yesterday to tell them that Coach A had always really liked me and that he thought I had a beautiful singing voice and at some point he had told her that he wanted me to sing at his funeral.

At this point, if I'd been drinking coffee, there would have been a spittake.

I mean, I am deeply flattered that he remembered me fondly, but who calls people two days before the funeral of someone they haven't seen in 20 years (20 years! It's been 20 years since I've seen these people!) to ask them to sing at the funeral? Clearly, she was thinking I still lived locally rather than several states away, but that seems odd to me as a last minute request.

Dad said, "I told her you live too far away to make it in time and that you probably hadn't been practicing."

Ahahhahahahhahahahah. Can you say that again? I was in choir in high school and sang beautifully then, but I smoked in undergrad, and I think I damaged my vocal chords because I just can't do it anymore. My range is completely shot, and I can't consistently hit pitch (which sucks because I hear when I'm wrong). So, ah. No. Lorraine will not be singing.

Then Mom wanted me call the widow and talk to her, and I had to hard nope out of that. I'm not calling somebody I never really knew and haven't seen in 20 years to deny them a sentimental request while they're in the throes of grief. Mom abruptly got off the phone with me after that, and I spent the whole day thinking she was annoyed with me before she texted me to let me know she wasn't pissed; they were just heading to chemo in a hurry.

*headdesk*

The upshot is, no horrifically awkward phone calls for me! Hurrah! I will send a lovely sympathy card, though.

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