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May 6th, 2020 (02:48 am)

current mood: still tired
current song: Mika - Grace Kelly

This journal is friends-only. However, all fic and vids will still be visible to everybody. If you want to friend me, comment here, and I'll more than likely friend you back. ^_^

Jeana [userpic]

NaNo 2013

Alright, writing friends! I'm psyching myself up because I reaaaaaally want to do NaNoWriMo this year, but I'm torn between two ideas. One is a sequel to the novel (Quest) that I wrote in 2010 (and still love!) The other would be a brand new idea with brand new characters (see tag). I don't really have a well-defined conflict/plot arc for either of them, but I've got a great cast of characters from the first that I adore, and an interesting batch of new ones in my mind.

Any thoughts on writing exercises that might either wake up the characters, or help me figure out a good conflict?

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Space City Con

I went to Space City Con this past Saturday, with two of my guy friends. We had a blast. Here are some of the highlights.





And finally...I got to ask Jewel my Rodney vs. Simon question at the Stargate panel! :D

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January 6th? Really??

I promise to do a proper update post soon. This past year has been a year from hell and I'm still not sure how I survived it. Anyways. I've just moved into a new duplex with a backyard for Tofurkey, yaaaaaay!

transfer electricty
get water turned on
get those bastards to fix my AC (no, really. it's been FOUR days now...)
change of address at post office
change of address at bank/credit card company
get internet service transferred
bring Topher over for the first time
sleep in new apartment for first time (only if the gorram AC is fixed)
clean the old apartment 'til it sparkles!
turn in old apartment keys
pray to God I get back most of my security/pet deposit (Topher might have chewed a few cabinets...)

How are all of YOU, flist?? :)

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It's not MY fault the Chinese Dance always makes me think of mushrooms...

December 24th, 2012 (01:15 pm)

Saturday night, Tad and I went to a performance of The Nutcracker in downtown Houston, on a double with some friends. It was wonderful. It's been at least 4 years since I'd been to the ballet. Tchaikovsky is still brilliant, the costumes were beautiful, and Trepak(Russian dance) was my favorite as always. :)


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*Linus voice* "I never thought it was such a bad little show."

December 22nd, 2012 (09:44 am)

"Leverage Canceled by TNT After 5th Season"

At least we'll get a last, "wrapped-up" episode on Christmas. :(

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Chunk it!

August 21st, 2012 (04:58 pm)

current mood: determined
current song: Michael Buble - You and I

Smaller, more manageable checklist for this evening.

-get ant traps (I have ants in my CAR now. The heck??)
-complete teacher website
-draft welcome letter
-finish second bulletin board
-finish organizing desks
-walk Topher?
-tidy apartment (oh my good gravy, it's REALLY gotten away from me...)
-work on either hobbit flip flops OR Keller stripes
-if time, watch an episode (or two) of OUAT

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August 19th, 2012 (10:43 pm)

current mood: SQUEE

So, bironic made a spaceship video to Nicki Minaj's "Starships".

It. Is. Phenomenal.

Multi-fandom, without being spoilery for any. Just go watch it. Watch it and squee. :D


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Hardison is DEFINITELY going to die in this plan...

So, either because I am SUPER confident in my planning abilities or because I am insane (much more likely), I have agreed to go with faith_king to Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia over Labor Day weekend. Why is this crazy? Because I am a first-year teacher. Not only will I be missing the very first Friday of the entire school year, I will be giving up a weekend of planning time, meaning I will need to have TWO weeks worth of lesson plans by Monday the 27th, not just one.

Did I mention I'm a first year special ed teacher? Oh, yes. That too.

It's doable (I HOPE), but for the sake of my sanity, I am going to make a list on here of everything that I need to get done for both things. Then I can use the "strikethrough" feature, which I find super satisfying, to keep track of my progress.

*cracks knuckles*

School Preparations
-get ahold of my children's IEPs
-finish organizing my classroom
-finish updating my teacher website
-create a welcome letter
-get homework folders ready
-make posters for rules and procedures
-make first contact with parents
-prepare for Meet the Teacher night
-create week 1's lessons
-create week 2's lessons
-run off any necessary copies
-organize and ready manipulatives
-learn how to navigate SEAS website
-attend all of next week's trainings
-collaborate with my mentor teacher
-survive Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dragon*Con Preparations
-purchase hobbit/elf ears and spirit gum
-do a trial run on said ears (if reusable)
-find flip-flops to wear as a hobbit and modify them to be inconspicuous
-take out extra inches on hobbit blouse and finish the neckline
-cut out and sew new waist-cincher for Sarah Walker costume
-purchase eyelets and eyelet tool for waist-cincher
-fix yellow stripes on Keller jacket
-if at all possible, let out pants hem on Keller pants
-make checklist for all costume pieces and accessories
-skype with Faith about fan tracks and con plans
-buy some snacks (if suitcase space will allow)
-figure out a reasonable "maximum" budget for the con
-figure out how to fit everything in small suitcase so I don't have to pay $50 to check it

And also find a way to eat and sleep sometime, too. O_O

ETA: And get caught up on Once Upon a Time so I don't get spoiled!! XD

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"The First Contact Job"

August 11th, 2012 (12:50 am)

Running commentary, because faith_king wanted to see my reaction to this one...

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