Life on the Internet
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wrote 1500 words of fic that actually got commented on. Feel fantastic. Might actually consider rejoining the world.
They've been the strangest few weeks.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I can't always be all right, goddamnit.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Alright, you lot: my thesis research is go. Yes it is about Who. Yes it does have a survey. Yes I would like you to go fill it. And friend the journal for followup while you're at it, I guess, if you're into that kind of thing.
The journal is lifeonravolox. The first entry that explains everything is here.
More importantly - I would like to ask you very very nicely to spread the word of this. Just, randomly link it in your LJ or whatnot. Part of the research is supposed to be finding out how people get to the survey - mapping pathways of information, as it were. So if you can be really very nice and link it in your El Jays or post about to Who-related communities and all that, I'll um, do something nice for you. Like a picspam. Or porn. Or just the warm and fuzzy knowledge that you've contributed to the worthy cause of fandom research.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Where are all the social science GIFs? I are sad.
The SCP Foundation became a lot less impressive when I realized just how easy it is to come up with ideas for it, and ones that are markedly better and creepier than anything I've read on it so far. I think the Hand-Held Heart is my favorite, but there's something to be said for the Empty Room, the Yawning Boy and the Un-Knowing Girl too. And for the Key-, Remote- and Sock-Eater, but that's something else again.
I am mildly brilliant.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Yeah I'm about due some RP related bitchings.
Oh god I don't want to get involved, please don't make me get involved. I don't get LJ RP politics, we never had anything like that on my messageboard RP. Come to think of it we never had it on Untold Tales or Deities either. It's like a whole different scene and the scene is wanky. And intimidating and confusing, and I just don't get people and their making secrets instead of talking to the community or the whole cliques thing or, um, yeah, I don't... okay yes there is some of that going on. With Al. But. Seriously. You can't ask people not to enjoy playing with each other, and, if there are so many players feeling excluded why don't they play with each other? I don't get it. And I can't read between the lines, I don't read people's LJs, I don't have time to go on AIM and I'm not in any other games, and guys, I am so lost.
I should just stay away.
You know, I kind of used to feel that way pretty badly? With the whole nooooooo why don't I get tags why aren't I popular thing? And lately, since just before the drop, I've thought about it more seriously and I sort of realized that this attitude was the reason why, no matter how awesome things were, I was constantly borderline unhappy on Ads? Because instead of focusing on writing, real character relationships and character voice, I was always wanting people to react and worried about comment count. And that was idiotic. So I dropped Julie because I've only really brought her in to socialize and I dropped Jotaro because it was basically me just waiting for people to react to the character's Rich Inner Life and I stayed with Saul who has a very clear voice and the beginning of a complex, profound relationship just of the sort I knew I should focus on and... well, it's a lot less stressful to begin with. I'm still not sure it'll work, but it's such a good game, I don't know... I feel as though I've lost something in regard to RP, and I don't know how to get it back.
The point being, I don't get it and mod or not I don't want to be involved. And maybe I should wise up to the modding thing not being such a good idea.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
So. A lecture about the history of subtextual romance in Who. Where do I even start? O.O
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Oh god I don't even know.
Friday, July 17, 2009
So I hear that Snape kills Dumbledore.
Monday, July 13, 2009
1. So imagine that you've just published that novel and now you have a fandom and everything is twee and then suddenly someone decides that they're channeling your hero in the astral plane, whether for reincarnation or marriage purposes. What do you do?
2. Am I the only one who blinked then yawned and went for a sandwich when she heard about Torchnarok? Am I? Guys? anyone?
Dynasty Warriors: the Movie The Western release of Red Cliff was frickin awesome, man, it was really really awesome. And I think I roll better with the concept of Zhuggers as this brilliant young upstart with a permanent serene smile than with the admittedly much more do-me-Kongming (oh the goatee *fans self lol*) game version. Is there a do-me-Kongming community yet?
4. You lying liars. Facebook isn't actually any fun at all!
The rest escapes me. Anyway, I don't actually have tuberculosis. Maybe pig flu. If I'm done hacking up lungs by tomorrow I might like, return to the living world after all. Maybe. Hopes, hopes...
Monday, June 29, 2009
Have died and am dead. Will reanimate this weekend.
Just a bit more.
Monday, June 22, 2009
It's quite appropriate that Ikki Tousen seems to have Grown the Beard with the focus switching to Kan'u. The first two episodes of Dragon Destiny were better than all of Battle Vixens put together. How I'm supposed to choose my allegiance between Love-Me-I'm-Stupid, Crazy Awesome and WHY ARE YOU SO CUTE is beyond me, although I suppose Hakufu is out of the running for having the lamest supporting cast. Kakouton can take both Kan'u and Chouhi pretty much single-handedly in this department, but Kaku's presence isn't buying Sousou any favors here and it remains to be seen how the scales might tip when Chou'un and
Zhuge Loli Koumei finally show up. I hear neither of them even gets any panty shots.
Raging headache rages, for no apparent reason. No energy to do anything but watch me some fanservice. Adstring beach event a sparkling success with dolphins on top. I need to do more writing. Perhaps shall play scenes from a hat with random characters. No idea what I'll hand in for ICon as a lecture proposal tomorrow oh god.
Why am I still awake?
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I tried to this ten favorite characters meme and realized that oh man it's hard. I'm very fond of a lot of characters, but picking up ten that are really my very absolute favoritest is Something Complerely Different. I've managed to come up with a list of ten who are, in one way or another, special to me, but it's like pending revision forever.
They are, sort of in order:
1. Werner Locksmith (Planetes)
2. Romana, both of her (Doctor Who)
3. Feanor (The Silmarillion)
4. The Fourth Doctor (Doctor Who)
5. Roj Blake (Blake's 7)
6. Steel (Sapphire & Steel)
7. Sapphire (Sapphire & Steel)
8. Dominique Francon (The Fountainhead)
9. Hagan Gebicung (Attila's Treasure)
10. Delenn (Babylon 5)
(I'm kind of in a bind about the last two, because I love them, but they aren't special like the others. Don't be asking me what that means.)
... I have no idea what they have in common. Like at all.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Phase 3 complete. Phase 4 at 60%. I estimate another four to six hours' work in total, assuming no further rewrites. Which means I might even be able to get back on RTH and catch Adstring tags tomorrow. And maybe sleep all day on Saturday instead of Sunday. That'd be so nice.
Hopes I should not have them.
אתם חושבים שאיתמר פארן יחזיר לי את הכסף אם אני אגיד לו שלא בראש שלי לשתף פעולה עם האוננות הספרותית של ניר יניב?
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Phase 2 complete. Phase 3 at 50%. Phase 4 pending advisor review.
It's rather amazing how lots of thinking makes you hungry. Phase 2 about two-thirds complete.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Phase two firmly under way to be wrapped up by Sunday. Or maybe Monday on the bus. But any later and I lose my right to sushi Monday night.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Phase one complete.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
DISCLAIMER: None of the things noted below, barring perhaps the second, is really in any way important. The only important thing is that the paper revision is going pretty well.
1. I will never actually be happy until I realize LJ RP is not a popularity contest
it's like I don't exist.
2. If I had any sense in my head I'd announce a hiatus from RTH or at least step down from the Council, but what's the point of doing that just until July?
3. IT'S HOT GUYS.
4. Playing Dynasty Warriors is spoiling me for all other sorts of stress release.
5. I do not yet have an ICon lecture. I have not yet contacted Keren about my Fantasycon lecture. I have no time to contemplate eithet tragedies.
6. All of the above mentioned things are, in fact, much worse than my tone makes them sound.
7. But I don't really have woes because there is no me, there is only paper revisions.
8. Oh god why isn't it the 30th.
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