Pretty Steampunk!!

So I found this article today, and it’s about the market for a steampunk disney princess movie or show. It’s a good article, and features artwork like the one above.

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Published in: on January 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

Curse you wordpress!!

And now apparently wordpress won’t let me reply to comments on my own blog, even while I’m currently signed in. I really hope this fixes itself …

Published in: on January 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

This novel will kill me before it is through…

Ok, so I haven’t worked on my novel at all since the last time I mentioned it on this blog. My word count is currently at 56,630, and most of it is crap. I insist on being brutally honest with myself. I pretty much suck. But it’s such a good idea, I think, and I’m totally capable of writing well, I just end up rambling and spewing out nonsense.

I vaguely know how I want to end my novel, but I’m not entirely sure how to get there. I’m writing an in-between scene that will get me to an in-between scene which will lead to the end. Which may end rather abruptly, cause I’m not sure how to do that little resolution bit at the end. I’d really rather not have it end as a “and they all lived happily ever after” but it kinda wants to go that way. MUST NOT LISTEN.

I feel like the scene that I’m writing now is completely unnecessary, but at the same time I need it to explain how the character gets to the final scene. I know that I need to cut out a lot and just restart from wherever I left off writing well, but I’m afraid to go backwards.

Dea, Myriad, I may actually have to ask you to read it. I know, it’s crazy, and I’m not done yet, I just really need help from someone. Dea has read all my crappy crappy writing since the very beginning, so at least she would be able to notice that I’ve improved since that story I wrote about the pirate when I was in middle school. (Which I then rewrote much improved for my first nano.) Myraid though … I don’t think you’ve actually read anything of mine. So it’s kinda scary. You might hate it. What if you hate it? I promise not to let it ruin our friendship 😛

Really seriously, though, I need your help. Do you have the time and the desire to read an incomplete novel, tear it to pieces, and tell me what scenes I need to take out of the ending so that I can move on? I will of course give you the basicest (yes, that’s not a word) outline of how the ending should happen, so you can tell what will be necessary to keep and what is completely superfluous shit that needs to be eradicated immediately. It’s currently 90 pages long. Let me know, please!!

On a completely unrelated note, I have come to the conclusion that this blog is basically just a diary addressed to you two, cause I think you’re the only ones who read it. Of course, I don’t put any tags on any of my posts, so I’m sure that’s not helping …

Published in: on January 19, 2012 at 11:49 pm  Comments (4)  

But I am le tired …

So, classes started today. Sad. If only we could have another month or so of vacation … I’d totally go for that. But I can’t.

One of my classes has class at 9 on Monday, and lab at 8 on Wednesday. Thankfully, the professor emailed us and said that we would meet at 9 instead. Thank god. So I looked at the email, wanting to see how many people were in the class, and who I knew, and something jumped out at me: someone’s email was clearly a reference to Doctor Who. I don’t want to put it on here, but let me tell you that the guy might as well have had his email be tardis@email.edu. (PS: this is not a real email. At least, not that I know of.)

So, naturally, I looked up the email on the school’s network and facebook stalked him. Looking at his picture, he’s the kind of guy that you could pick out of a crowd and say, “I bet you watch Doctor Who.” Also, he’s only a junior. Which means that there are undergraduates in my class. Which sucks. Don’t want to deal with it.

See, for my undergrad, they just gave me an email: first initial, last name. So when I came here, and I got to pick my own email, I used the same formula. It just makes sense, makes it easy for people to find my email. Why don’t other people have the same thoughts? Why would you make your school email about Doctor Who? My boss’ email is something weird too, from his time in the Marines. He literally told me that if he told me what it meant he’d have to kill me. Then why would you make that your work email? I don’t get it.

Sigh. Anyway, tomorrow I have to go to class, and then go to work. Also not at all excited about that. Totally serious here, if anyone’s got a time machine lying about, call me.

Published in: on January 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm  Comments (1)  

Deep Dark Secrets

Ok, so I really want to learn ballet. And I’m always afraid to mention it because I’m afraid everyone’s just going to be like “You’re too fat to do ballet!” and then laugh at me. And yeah, it’s true, I’m not exactly ballerina sized. I’m nowhere near ballerina size. But I still want to do it.

I’ve also always wanted to be a cheerleader. No lie.

Anyway, the student rec center here has an intro ballet class. And I’m super tempted. But also super embarassed. On the one hand, it says that the class is ages 12 and up. So I could end up in a class with a bunch of 12 year olds. On the other hand, it is in the rec center, so it’s probably more students? I would hope. It says that it’s intro level, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be people who have actually done ballet before making me look like an idiot. The class is like $100, which is only like $10 a class, and that’s not so bad. But I’m fairly certain you have to pay it all at once. And then it says that there’s an additional costume fee, which is scary cause I don’t want to be in some stupid ballet recital.

See, the thing is, I don’t really want to do basic ballet. I want to learn how to do pointe. But you can’t do pointe until you’ve done the basics. So I want to do intro ballet, and then I guess the intermediate ballet, so that I can get up to pointe. I’ve always wanted to do it. And I’m sure that any ballet teacher I ever meet will tell me that I’m not built to be able to do pointe. But I still want to try.

So on the one hand, I do want to take the class. But I’m like super embarassed to do it. :/ Not sure what to do.

Let’s be honest, I probably won’t take it. But it’s fun to think about.

Published in: on January 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm  Comments (1)  

And a month later …

Wow. It’s been a long time since I updated here. So, I suppose I should sum up. Let’s see … I finished Nanowrimo with about 52000 words. I keep working on it every now and then so I’ve got over 56K now. And I still have no idea how I’m going to end it. I think I’m just rambling now, but I just want to finish it somehow, and then I can try and edit it.

I managed to finish the semester. Everyone was making this big deal about how we had finished our first semester of grad school, but honestly I don’t get it. There’s really no difference between this and college. I think some people just overreact about everything. Life doesn’t need to have so many milestones. Sometimes life just goes on without change.

Christmas with my family was … Christmas with my family. I spent a week with my dad and a week with my mom. I got to see my high school friends and even some friends from undergrad, which was awesome.

I flew back here on Wednesday. The airports were surprisingly empty. My first flight was packed, and on the tiniest plane ever, but the second one was more than half empty, and the airport terminals were all mostly empty, too.

I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately. I’m almost done watching Psych, and I’ve started watching Legend of the Seeker. It’s pretty good. And when I finish that, I’ll probably watch Merlin. And I want to see madmen. And I also watched Pan Am … I’ve had a lot of time lately. Yesterday, I watched 2 episodes of psych, 1 episode of project runway, and 10 episodes of Legend of the Seeker. Today I’m not doing much better. I watched two movies already and took a two hour nap on the couch. I blame the cat. She likes to cuddle on the couch!

Published in: on January 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm  Comments (2)