July 10th, 2007

efw support

Writer? Links, about my day, and about my brain.

Via metaquotes: Freezer-burned roast. Cat. (hysterical)
Slut. (disturbing)

It's a vocation. I can't always sit down with my fictional people and write about their fictional lives, but I do have to sit down at least once a day and write out how it happened. What I did. Where I was. Who I was doing things with. It can be long, it can be short, but it has to happen. It can be e-mail, IM, paper and pen, or LJ, but it has to happen. Other people don't get a choice about their fiction. I don't get a choice about this. I look at my assorted friends who are compelled to write fiction on a regular basis, or who may not be literally compelled but sit down and write their words regularly, and I think, They're real writers. Will I ever be a real writer someday? But what am I doing in LJ, chopping liver? They may not be words in the direction of any one given project, but they are words, they are real, and I should not discount them. I may eventually apprentice at the feet of essayists rather than mistresses of fiction, but I am writing. Any day I update LJ, I am writing. I should not forget this.

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My adventure with gender recognition. (amusing)
It's our loss too. (heartbreaking)
Glad it ent in my state. (*pear*)
Whose law? (hilarious)
Invasion of the Carrot People! (lovely!)
Beware the Fish! (unsettling)
Korman Kissing -- a mixed bag of Korman ficlets with kisses. (fun)

I realized something about my participation in suggestions. I sometimes have to label my comments as me playing Devil's Advocate, because not only am I determined to get something useful out of any given unintentionally hilarious, and socially and technically dubious suggestion, I also try to absolutely shred any request I actually do like. I want to find all the flaws in it, all the ways it could be perverted or misused or done wrong, and I want to jump up and down on them and figure out what to do with them until no more can be done, or at least until my ability to troubleshoot goes dead for lack of experience. I'll be harder on a suggestion that I love than on a suggestion that I hate. It occurs to me that some of the people suggesting things that I love might think that I'm not liking their suggestion very much, from the way I dive right in and tear enthusiastic holes in it. That's not it at all. I love it, and I love LJ, and it's my duty to find every potential problem I can before it even hits the developers so they can discuss it.
  • Current Music
    "The Letter", as played by some 70s-era male band in my head
running, bomb tech

2007.07.10 Undercaffeinated, but I have laundry money!

2007.07.10 Undercaffeinated, but I have laundry money!

10:55

The usual sort of workplace follies. Worse, because I got a brief conference call while trying to drag 10meg files off the slow remote drive that I'm not allowed to access under my proper login. But it's going to be a good day, right?

Worried about the cat. Saw something scary in the litter box.

11:28

Anyone local (Phoenix-area) who can potentially take an Only Cat for an indefinite length of time? She came here at the beginning of April, for a month. It's the beginning of July now. This is not a good thing. She's making friends, but she hasn't really bonded, especially not with Heather. That is not good in a studio apartment. E-mailing the last known contact people for the human of the cat. This is one of those things where I should have said something more definite sooner, because I'm getting panickyboundariescrowding now.

12:28 USB lamp indicates typing speed. Spiffy!

1:01 Sprint boots whiny customers -- heeeeeeeeeeee. (Via both techsupport and the friendly local Canadian.)

1:48

Darling, in "Maggie May", the line is "as blind as a fool can be", not "as blind as a fookin' bee". Thank you.

2:18

I love my friends. Really, I do. Y'all have me grinning a whole lot more than I should be.

fangirl, _schools4303

Deathly what?

I thought the movie release was not tonight, but tomorrow night. So I'm to be waiting for a while, until I don't have to get up at ass-o'clock for a job thing the next day.

I couldn't get a book at the same place that legomymalfoy has one reserved, alas, so I wound up with one reserved at Changing Hands.
  • Current Music
    Hot debate about water and soda glasses.