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  • Signed up for Nano! I'm not entirely sure why, what with [redacted] happening in November and not having plot and time and all of that, but. I signed up. Right now I think I'm doing Teen Wolf which, EL OH EL, but [livejournal.com profile] theaeblackthorn gave me plot that I might be able to play with. WE WILL SEE I will try to spend this weekend plotting it out.

    The PLAN for Nano:
    - 2-hour writing blocks on Monday evening (3000-word goal) -- 12000 max
    - 4-hour writing blocks on Wednesday (6000-word goal) -- 24000 max
    - 1.5-hour writing blocks weekday mornings (2250-word goal) -- 27000 if 3x a week, 45000 if 5x, not counting Thanksgiving
    - at least 2 4-hour blocks on weekends (min 6000-word goal) -- 18000 not counting Thanksgiving

    Not entirely sure I'll be able to pull off the daily morning thing and the last time I did the 4-hour writing blocks I came up with a little under 10k SO THIS MIGHT JUST WORK. The problem is, and has always been, plotting. Also focus. I'll honestly need to have legit plot before November though. What do 50k words look like plot-wise? Seriously, this is my problem.


  • Getting a new laptop. Been sitting on this decision for the last year, but I bought my Mac in 2007 and have never updated its OS, which is a problem because I'm four behind and it's hard to install new software now because, you know, BEHIND. <.< >.> I was going to update it, but it turns out it can go as high as the OS Lion, but not the Mountain Lion (which is newer).

    The laptop itself is still working, it is, but the memory's catching up to it, I think, and I'd much rather replace it now and move my files over before, you know, having the hard drive crash and fail and I end up losing everything.

    But it's still in good working condition at 5 years, I am impressed, so it's not even a question that I'm sticking with Apple. Before I had my Mac I had a shitty Acer laptop that died within 2 years. In that time I have had to take it to random service places and paid out of pocket for things to get fixed. Meanwhile Apple customer service has never done me wrong -- it faltered a few days after my warranty expired and they serviced it for free. I dropped sparkling water in it and fried it WAY past the warranty expiration AND THEY SERVICED IT FOR FREE (IT WOULD HAVE BEEN $850) BECAUSE I ADMITTED IT WAS MY FAULT. Like. What even.

    I'm thinking it's just time, too. EXCITED. :D

  • Considering getting this too. I don't tend to be frivolous but ngl bags are kind of a weakness. D: Also I travel a lot and it'd be nice to have a purse that my laptop can easily slot out of when I'm going through security and just in general too, IDK look it looks professional and not a diaper bag I love my Vera Bradley messenger bag but I wouldn't have bought it if a friend hadn't given it to me because diaper bags idk.

  • HOCKEY. Okay maybe not really but HOCKEY. IS. HAPPENING. Going to a charity game this Friday. The 2010 Blackhawks that I like are playing and fasjf;asjfkasl;dflaksj yes I just want to see some goddamn hockey already. I should be going to AHL games but IDK, never get around to looking at ticket prices and stuff. I have a friend who works for the Wolves and can get me free tickets but it's a matter of waiting on her too, because the last time we tried to do that she texted me two days before the game I'd wanted. :|

  • Potted Potter. It is showing in Chicago and I am watching it this November AND I CANNOT WAIT. It's been a long time since I was in a theater urgh. Also considering Kinky Boots because my friend said it was fun and Groupon has 35% off for it IDK. Probably not though already spending so much monies. :|


Sorry, this is just random rambling because I felt the need to update. :|

Date: 2012-10-24 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cattiechaos.livejournal.com
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD HAVE I FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE ON THE INTERNET THAT LIKES DESIGNER BAGS/CLOTHING??!!?!?!?!!??!!?!? OR JUST BAGS? EVEN JUST BAGS WOULD BE OKAY TOO! *FLAPS ARMS FRANTICALLY*

Date: 2012-10-24 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
BAGSSSSSS. I'm pretty much an Ann Taylor LOFT kind of girl because I can't afford more than that, har har, and also I have boring taste but BAGSSSSSSSSSS. Mind, most of them my mom got me (someday I hope to inherit her collection because omg when she visited she had this red D&G that was gorgeoussssss) but I enjoy looking at them a lot! XD

Date: 2012-10-24 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] c-hrista.livejournal.com
POTTED POTTER I'D HEARD OF THAT I AM JEALOUS

so many cool things in this entry OMG DAT BAG

and lol you redacted something in your own entry. i think i know what

Date: 2012-10-24 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
I can neither confirm nor deny that non-question.

Caroline talked me down on my ledge I am going to see if a) they have this bag in the Apple store (probably not, it's not shipping until Nov 1 and it's back-ordered on the MK site) and if not then b) I will sleep on it and decide in the morning.

Date: 2012-10-24 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tanyareed.livejournal.com
Yay, Nano! What's your username?

Date: 2012-10-24 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
WHOOO! I'm slumber there too! :D

Date: 2012-10-24 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
Added you back! :D

Date: 2012-10-24 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scatteredintime.livejournal.com
NANOOOOOOOOOO

>.> idt I'm doing it because I'm a loser and I've never managed to get far in the NaNos. BUT GO EVY YOU CAN DO EET

Date: 2012-10-24 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
I tried in 2004 but never actually wrote anything, lol.

I AM OLDER NOW AND HAVE MORE WRITING EXPERIENCE OR SOMETHING WISH ME LUCK

Date: 2012-10-24 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thegrownupthing.livejournal.com
is this Potted Potter done by the same two guys who do Potted Potter in England because if it is, it is AWESOME, I loved it so much when I saw it!!

your plan for NaNo is exactly the reason why I don't think I'm capable of doing NaNo :/
Edited Date: 2012-10-24 07:37 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-24 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
YES IT IS! :D They are doing a US tour and a friend I visited in NYC told me about them.

Awww, why is that? :( at minimum it's 1667 words a day, my plan is overcompensating! :)

Date: 2012-10-24 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madlybewildered.livejournal.com
Ooh, new laptops are always scary and exciting! So many decisions.

Date: 2012-10-25 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
I have made my decision, now it's just a matter of waiting. :P

Date: 2012-10-24 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theaeblackthorn.livejournal.com
NANO TEENWOLF

also, that bag is cuteee

Date: 2012-10-25 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
Starting to get both excited and freaked out by it but by god I think I have something! I just. Need plot. More than a vague outline.

Like 90% considering it tbh I really like it. Form & function are kind of a killer combo.

Date: 2012-10-24 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gamma-x-orionis.livejournal.com
OOOOOH Yay for another Mac fan \o/ Good luck with getting a new laptop!

And good luck on NaNo!! I'm doing it twice this year, omg /o\ Socio-political fiction (http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/gamma-orionis) and D/s erotica (http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/lorraine-bellevue) and I'll buddy you on both since it's a crapshoot as to which I'll be signed into at any given time but feel free to only add me back on one if you're only interested in one and yeah.

THAT BAG IS SO PRETTY ♥

Date: 2012-10-25 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

Omg I can't even imagine doing one big thing let alone two! I've friended you on both bc I want to get updated on them. :D I hope you don't mix them up while writing or maybe I do because THAT'D be interesting. ;)

I KNOW RIGHT *makes grabby hands*

Date: 2012-10-25 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ant-power.livejournal.com
I am doing nano too! Except I have two stories I want to write and I can't decide which one. I will add you once I work out how to do it!

I got a MacBook Pro last year to replace my old iBook and it's awesome, definitely recommend it. Apple stuff just seems to come without the headache of other brands, you know? My power cord died and they replaced it straight away with no bother, and that's the only problem I've had.

Date: 2012-10-25 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
WHEEEE when you check out my profile http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/slumber there should be an "Add Buddy" thing there.

Yeah, they pay attention to the little things and it's helpful for them to control hardware+software because their support is just that much more knowledgeable about things.

Date: 2012-10-26 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitchet.livejournal.com
The Potted Potter sounds interesting. Good luck with NaNo!
Edited Date: 2012-10-26 05:21 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-26 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
A friend of mine raved about it, so I'm hoping it doesn't disappoint. Thank you! :)

Date: 2012-10-28 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twilightthief.livejournal.com
Very cool on NANO. Im thinking about doing it myself.

What were you thinking of doing with Teen Wolf?

Date: 2012-10-28 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
You should and then we can commiserate together! :D

I love all kinds of tropes so I am going to do a series of historical AUs because then it might be easier to do 50k if I have 5 or more stories as opposed to one long story, but I need to plot each one out. Definitely doing gangster, pirates, cowboys, and feudal lord+peasant, hah.

Date: 2012-10-28 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twilightthief.livejournal.com
OMG I love AUs and historical AUs at that! If you do film noire too youd be my hero.

Any pairings or is it going to be gen?

Date: 2012-10-28 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
IDK if I can do film noir justice but I LOVE THOSE do you know any fic that's used them? (I probably should not be READING otherwise I'll get distracted, lol)

And it'll be Sterek. :)

Date: 2012-10-28 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twilightthief.livejournal.com
Image


Sterek FTW!

I havent read any film noir for TW but I have for other fandoms and UNF they are so good.

Date: 2012-10-28 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slumber.livejournal.com
\o/ I mean I love other ships too but Stereeeeeeeek :P

I have that feeling for meta fic, haha, which I will one day write for TW too I SWEAR. IDK, usually I avoid cliches like the plague (har har) but I love love love the tropes in TW fandom. I just. They're all SO GOOD. I am pretty sure I've read an equal number of AUs as I have canon-based TW fic.

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