renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (a/a kiss quote)
So I wrote this post on LJ mobile, basically yada-yada...work is lame...blah-blah...need recs...something...art prompts...random...Parker/Hardison + Rapunzel fan art.

Unfortunately, my post got lost somewhere between here and the ether. :/ Next time I'll try LJ App, hopefully to more success.

Discuss. ;)

+ . gif )
renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (clever)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Nope. I'm pretty much the same. Still as geeky, but it shows more online. :)
renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (jtdoppleganger)
Don't know why, but I'm feeling horribly uninspired, not able to get out any words on the next chapter of "Back Home." :/ Not a very nice feeling.

Ok, let's try focusing on the positive:
  • Watched The Secret of N.I.M.H. today, and it was just as awesome as it was when I was little. Definitely a movie that never gets old.
  • Spent time, sort of, with my family.
  • Oh, here's teh awesome... So, I dloaded a certain final 2 episodes of a certain show, and there was no sound when I played the video. At first, I figured it might have something to do codecs, but like a dunce, I just wasted time trying to dload another version of the video. Then I did a bit of internet based research, and it turned out that the problem was, in fact, lack of a proper audio codec (AC3). So, I downloaded it, plugged it into the appropriate folder on my computer, and I nearly fainted when the sound actually worked the next time I tried to play the video.
Things went downhill after that, though. "We'll always have Pegasus," and all that. Oh well.

I think I'm driven by the feedback I get on my fic, and there hasn't been as much lately. Also, I'm in a part of my story where the situation is unfamiliar territory, so I'm having a hard time figuring out the appropriate reactions for the characters. *sigh* Well, if there's anything I've learned from NaNo, it's that sometimes it can prove fruitful to just trudge through it, and then something halfway salvageable may come out in the end.

tiredness

Nov. 4th, 2008 03:11 pm
renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (whumped2)
I just barely cracked 5,000 words on my novel a few minutes ago. Geez, it's like pulling teeth trying to get the story going today. Maybe it's because I'm seriously fatigued. I went to bed just before 2AM, and then woke up at around 5:30 because I was cold. The cover had come off me on the bed, which in a sober reminder that I need to make my bed up properly. After that, I couldn't get back to sleep really. :(

So, yeah, despite my financial crisis, I'm going to hit up Starbucks for a Venti Chai Latte w/ no water. And a pumpkin loaf.

However, I did discover a lovely cool called Google Docs, so I won't have to keep emailing my story to myself when I work on it away from my Mac.

ETA: Got a bit more writing done, though, unfortunately, nothing I'm willing to share. Hopefully I'll have an excerpt for tomorrow's post.

Day 4 Progress:
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
6,032 / 50,000
(12.1%)


renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (ronon)
I started writing on the next chapter of "Back Home." Yay!

Things are slow going. Ronon and Jen are about to meet her family, but 300+ words in, they're still on the plane. I'm doing this from Ronon's POV, so we can get an idea of how Ronon's seeing and his observations of how Jen's family perceives him.

Ok, I guess I should get back to my actual job now. :/ *sigh*

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You may want to take a moment to vote on this icon challenge. I might have entered a few things. ;)



renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (Default)
Twelve Days Of Teyla at [livejournal.com profile] teylafen  September!

We're looking for people who love Teyla and will create Teyla-centric fic, art, and vids in the last two weeks of September (15th to 30th).

 
I'm signed up for this, and my post date is Monday.
 

I have yet to start on my piece, so I have to hustle and get it done between now (Saturday afternoon) and Sunday, since I won't have any time to really work on it Monday. The dilemma comes because I switched days with another poster about a little over a week ago, and Sept. 15th has crept up on me.

So, yeah. . .I guess I'll get to drawing now.

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I just wanted to say how overwhelmed I am at the positive response from "It Takes Time to Get It Right." It's pretty amazing actually, as it's my best reviewed fic so far, with most of the reviewers leaving comments that consisted of whole, compound sentences, rather than simply saying, "Oh, that was so cute" or "Yay! Reni fluff!" Those are nice responses as well, but I like to get more indepth responses. I got that with this fic, and it's pretty awesome.

I would really like more feedback on "Left Behind." However, people are still adding it to their Story Alerts on ff.net, so that's something at least. I figure they're just waiting to see how it will end before they comment, if ever. *shrug*

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I rewatched Sky High a few days ago, and rediscovered that I totally ship Warren/Laya. The dymanic of these two characters has a lot of similarities to Ronon/Keller (and Steven Strait is smokin' on the same level as Jason Momoa, a model-turned-actor*), so . . . yeah. Anyway, I found a writer that portrays the pairing in a way that I enjoy, and I'm working through her fic at the moment.

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Ok, I'm going to work on my 12 Days of Teyla entry for reals now. *waves*

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*I was chatting with a RL guy friend of mine, and I think he asked me if I was going to see 10,000 B.C., maybe mentiong something about how bad the trailer sucked, and he was thought Steven Strait was Jason Momoa, because before I had sent him links to the character page on the stargate website, for reference when he was reading my fic. ROFL.
renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (ronondilemma)
I'm at work right now, and I have this indredibly restless feeling. Like I should be creating something.

Aargh.

I so need to get on finding another job.

*chides herself to stop being lazy*

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renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (whumped2)
I bought Stargate Continuum for my mother as a 28th wedding anniversary gift.

Just as we sat down to watch it, my mother's mother and my cousin came over to visit. My mom continued to play the movie, and I watched it or about 10 minutes over their conversation before my mother's sister came over as well, bringing her brood with her.

So yeah, I guess I'll have to watch it later. : /

I guess now I can work on some of of the prompts for the kissing meme.

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renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (jubecry)
A note: I try to refrain from writing about my personal life on this journal, as it's main purpose is for fun and for fandom. However, this is also a place to share my writings. So, I felt it the need to publish this. I may go back and edit it later. Of course this isn't up for the usual concrit. *bittersweet smile*

July 24, 2008 • 1:47 a.m.

My grandmother died this morning.

It is only when I was in the bed, trying in vain to sleep, that the weight of the day finally sank in. I suppose that being alone with myself and with my thought, I could no longer distract my mind with being concerned for other family member and how they were “taking it.”

Earlier today, I figured that I should write something about her as a testament to her memory and legacy. There are many things I could write about my grandmother. She was a great person: wife, mother, artist, teacher, volunteer, just to name a few.

However, my thought keeps traveling back to a single moment, as my grandfather recounted the events of the morning, and how she fell asleep in death.

A few weeks ago, my grandmother fell. She didn't break anything, and refused to go to the hospital to get checked out. This was typical behavior, she's a pretty hardy octagenarian (88, to be exact) so there seemed to be no apparent cause for alarm. I didn't find out about it until a few days afterward, and my parents conveyed the information in a very calm manner. “You know, your grandmother fell,” my blithely replied, when explaining to me why my younger sister had resumed staying overnight at my grandparents' house. I'm sure I mustered some look of shock and confusion, and them my mother explained that she was fine, and assured me that she hadn't broken anything.

About a week later, though, she fell again. This time, they took her to the doctor. She had suffered from a bruised coccyx, and was prescribed a walker to use as she healed.

Less than a week after that, July 23, 2008, she died.

Yeah. I'm shocked, too.

The events that finally led to me sitting at my grandfather's side as he recounted his final moments with his wife aren't really of consequence to me. I'm a listener and an observer by nature. I like to stand by and watch people interact and see things occur. So, I'm walking around the grandparents' house and I stop in the hallway of the foyer. My cousin Jason has just come over. He is the oldest grandchild. My grandfather starts to tell him about what happened. I don't know whether or not he asked, but I'm glad that he sat and listened as grandfather told, and I stood and listened as well. I'd heard the story from my youngest sister, who had spent the night over my grandparents' house, and was there during the entire ordeal. She wasn't there, though, in the beginning, as my grandfather woke her up after he found that my grandmother was unresponsive to his attempts to wake her.

He told of how grandmother was fussing about something (her usual behavior) and how he couldn't understand anything she was saying until she finally exclaimed in exasperation, “Walter, I'm sick.”

At that, he held her close . . . hugged her close, and told her that everything would be alright and to just lay down.

Tonight, thinking of that single, wonderful, loving moment, I cried.

-finis-

2:09 a.m.

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renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (Default)
Ok, I'm off to my big sister's place to watch "The Seed." We don't have cable at home, and I want to watch it live to contribute to the ratings as I failed to for the season premier. :(

Laters.

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renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (Default)
So, I got my John & Teyla Thing-A-Thon entry pretty much complete (at 3200+ words) and beta'd. So relieved. Just need to read over it a few more times, which is always the hardest part for me.

Now, I suppose I can focus on my other stories. It's a weird feeling. Still want to finish up "Back Home" before the new season starts. I'll have to do some serious writing, though, as there's so much that needs to happen. Then there's "Left Behind" which took an AU turn. It'll be interesting to see how I finally resolve that storyline. I think I'm all "fluffed" out at the moment, and I knew that story was gonna be dark/angsty when I started writing it. *shrug*

Ok, I'm off to get ready for work. (so hate my job...)
renisanz: angelo, jono, & jubilee watching tv (Default)


Posting began at [profile] paintedspireson Monday. There's some really awesome art so far. Go check it out. Now.

In an insane bout of artistic inspiration I signed up for 3 prompts. The first one is due this Friday, April 25th. I'm almost done with one, though. I've drawn another, but I don't know if I'd call it done. The other artists seem to be pulling out all the stops with their pieces, so I've had to rethink some of my art. And, I suck at Photoshop, still, at least with digital coloring, anyway. Now, applying textures and manipulating text on multiples layers is another thing (I have a BFA in Graphic Design).

Nevertheless, I'm very excited to post what I have. Can't wait until Friday. My last piece is definitely gonna be a challenge, as it involves having to get the likeness of multiple SGA characters. I think Ronon and John tie in the category of hair-most-difficult-to-render.

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