It's -- Been A Day

Sep. 23rd, 2017 11:33 pm
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Despite the weather improving back to summer levels, I can't say this was a particularly nice Saturday. Mainly because of three things:

-->This weird "I guess it's NOT a cold?" slight sore throat thing I've got going on (I woke up a bit stuffy, but then that went away, so...)

-->My period making me generally tired and blah (as it does, grrr)

-->Oh yeah, the brakes went out on the car while I was driving it to get shoes.

Okay, before anyone panics about that last one, NOTHING HAPPENED. Nobody's hurt, and it happened less than a mile from the house, so we were able to get it back home safely. This is what happened: I needed new more wintery shoes, so Mom and I had a plan to go to TJ Maxx over in Smithfield. We left the house, I went around the corner and up the hill, heading toward the main road --

And as I went to stop for the stop sign, the brake suddenly went down farther than it should, basically hitting the floor.

I'm more than a little startled, but manage to stop in time by hitting the brake hard. Mom, who didn't understand why it took me so long to stop, asks what happened, and I blurt out something about the brake going, then going again. It takes a minute, but she finally realizes what happened and has me switch places with her. She tries the pedal and confirms that the brakes have gone. Fortunately, we're still on a side street -- UNFORTUNATELY, we're facing the wrong way, and there's a car coming. Mom's able to carefully reverse us into the nearby parking lot of the local grocery, then steer us back home. Dad took a look and confirmed that the brake line is shot and leaking by the right front tire. So now the car's out of commission until they can get it to a garage and get it fixed. Freaking scary moment, but like I said, we're all okay. Thank GOD it went before I hit the main drag! We now live near one of the busiest streets in the state, and losing your brakes on it -- not a good thing.

On the plus side, I still managed to get my shoes -- Mom took me up in Dad's truck instead. Nothing at TJ Maxx, but we found a Famous Footwear nearby and got a pair that'll work. Nice and cushy, and they should go with most of my winter outfits. *nods* So that's something, I suppose.

Other things of a less-terrifying nature:

-->Cleared out my watch later queue, including the last episode of The Sim Supply's Parenthood LP! Which proved that Sims 4 Sims are incredibly resistant to fire, as it took FOREVER for him to kill off Max's family, in particular his two siblings. (In case you were wondering, it was his way of "clearing the slate" so it would look like this Max was the one in his Super Sim LP.) They all died in the end, though, and he got all the negative traits he wanted, so mission accomplished! Looking forward to whatever he pulls out for the next pack -- which should be Cats & Dogs! Looking forward to that one -- my Sims need some fuzzy friends.

-->Speaking of which, played Sims 4 myself. Dr. Wheatley had an okay day at work, though his Sim self demonstrated some annoying (but probably appropriate) stupidity by trying to put new patients in ALREADY OCCUPIED beds. Made it darn impossible to do some of his work goals in a timely manner. I ended up curing a bunch of people just to free up space. Ah well, he's gotta get his promotion eventually. And he and Chell are still being cute, so that's something.

-->Did another Valice Multiverse queue because, after the three main points above, RP mood was definitely not happening (at least, not with active threads), and I saw one of my partners was going to the movies anyway, sooo...

-->Didn't mention I fit in some BioShock yesterday! Sander Cohen remains a creepy bastard. He's got me taking pictures for a creepy art installation piece, as you do. Part of me is tempted to fire my grenade launcher at it just to see what happens. (Probably you can't because plot, but still.) I will give a more detailed report tomorrow!

Okay -- time to upload another chapter of Secundus and get my queue settled for a couple of days, then maybe I'll spent the rest of the night watching Helloween's latest Link To The Past set (hour and a half! And I've got three Darkwood sets to watch too! Seems like while Dad's watching the Pats game tomorrow, I'll be binging Helloween). Night all, sleep tight! Join me in hoping tomorrow's better!

Keeping It Short Because Blahs

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:49 pm
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Specifically, I still have the sore throat (which definitely feels like it's at least partly in my sinuses, meaning it's almost definitely a cold pre-constant-nose-blowing period) AND I just got my period this evening. Couple that with a pretty boring day at work, and I really don't have much to say.

I do want it noted that I got all my inbox messages cleared out, I wrote another short for "The Technicolor Phase" (Alice is a lucky girl who got two colors early thanks to her sister and her cat being important people/creatures in her life), I got my Valice Multiverse queue done (granted, it was a short one tonight), and I'm just about to finish up my Saturday queue on VictorLuvsAlice before chatting with a friend I haven't seen in a while. And I even found time to fit in two "OutsideXBox plays Hitman" videos. So I may not be at my absolute best, but at least I am active. *thumbs up*

Okay, time to get this post up, and then do the chat thing. Night all!

Still Freaking Windy Thursday

Sep. 21st, 2017 11:20 pm
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What's REALLY annoying is that it looked like it was getting nicer for a short while in the afternoon. . .and then it promptly clouded right back up again. *grumps* The regular mega-gusts knocking open the office windows (my coworkers like to keep them cracked in warmer weather for fresh air) didn't help. But then again, better this than anything like Maria. Cripes, poor Puerto Rico... Very glad she's apparently moving out to sea instead of threatening the US mainland. Florida and Texas were hit hard enough -- the rest of the country needs to be in one piece to help everywhere else. (Don't even get me started on the Mexico quake...)

Some other notes on today:

-->Had a couple instances of things falling on the bookshelves -- my Hallmark Victor ornament took a dive from the very top of the structure (and SURVIVED -- he's now firmly stuck up there with that poster putty Locktite stuff), and my big BTTF Illustrated Visual Guide book tipped over at one point (fortunately NOT destroying the LEGO DeLorean near it -- Mom lent me a bookend and now all is well).

-->Kinda did everything EXCEPT the roster maintenance which is supposed to be our main project at work -- this is what happens when you're a Development Assistant with a lot of little projects. Still, got all of them done and got back on the maintenance before the end of day, so yay me.

-->Paid off my credit card bill, organized my financial papers (mainly paystubs), and booked my road test this afternoon! I've been meaning to do the latter all week, but kept forgetting I needed my permit from the glove compartment (needed the # on it). Test is on 10/23 at 10:45 AM. So I still have a month to practice my skills. I feel decently confident on the road these days, at least. Just hope that holds up during the test itself...

-->All that took up a good chunk of time, so I went with writing on "The Technicolor Phase" instead of "Fixing You." Did the bit where Lizzie gets her first color (yellow) from her newborn sister. Had a number of false starts, but I eventually got the words done how they should go. I actually quite like this little verse now -- I'm looking forward to finishing all the shorts I have in mind and posting them. Hopefully other people will like it too.

-->On that note, finally posted the "Nightmare" Mallow Hallow Snippet to AO3! It is creepy and if you don't like forced undressing by Ruin tentacles and implied past rape, I'd skip it and wait until I do the much nicer wrap-up chapter next week. (Reasons I didn't want to end this thing on THAT chapter...)

-->Having some trouble concentrating and my throat is kind of sore. This could either be PMS woes or the start of a cold, and neither is welcome. -.-

Okay, I really need to get to bed now -- sleep tight all!
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10:46pm: Because they are! I may have mentioned this before, but they're livestreaming the Junior Grand Prix and the YouTube channel says you can set a reminder for it, but all the times are wrong! Which is weird because I'm signed in as an Aussie...or am I? I should check that I guess!

Anyway, quick entry because not much to report, just a normal Thursday, except I didn't have to work at the library this afternoon (although I will be tomorrow). I ended up sleeping in and getting to my volunteering rather late LOL, but hey I got there and that's the important thing. :OP

Moving on, the mouth guard feels quite strange and is hard to get out, but I have to say...my jaw certainly feels a lot less tight in the mornings, so I guess I do clench my teeth in my sleep. Although now I wonder...will I need to wear the splint for the rest of my life?! That doesn't sound fun at all. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.

What else? Not a lot, I was supposed to print out this picture of lamb stew for Mrs S - so she can put it in her recipe folder, except I don't know exactly what kind of lamb stew recipe she has. There's a whole lot of different types.

Anyway I have to go to bed, so I better wrap this up. Tomorrow is set to be 28 degress and Saturday even hotter at 33! Yikes. Better dress appropriately on Saturday so I don't end up getting overheated.

Whoops forgot about this entry and now I really have to go..I'm falling asleep!

Goodnight all!

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Somewhat Less Frustrating Wednesday

Sep. 20th, 2017 11:22 pm
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There's still all sorts of "fun" problems with the rosters, and other work piling up too (though at least I managed to stay on top of direct debits and credit cards), but not quite as stressful as yesterday. Some of the nicer things that happened today:

-->Traffic in and out wasn't quite as bad -- still heavy in spots, but not the complete clusterfuck it was yesterday afternoon

-->I got a lot done in catching up with a PM waiting in my inbox, and all my other comments drafted over lunch too, yay~

-->Got a little more done on my VictorLuvsAlice queue, and some more drafted posts waiting in the wings besides

-->Somebody I haven't talked to in a while has reappeared in my life, so that's nice~

-->Wrote some more on "Fixing You" -- went over Nell wanting Victor and Alice to have an "event" wedding, and some of Victor's complicated feels on the whole thing (because he WANTS to marry Alice, he really does, he just -- remembers how badly it all went the last two times he tried wedding someone, and his feeling that, as long as he's "lusting" after Alice, he doesn't deserve to marry her...). Good addition to the chapter, I think.

-->Got some fanfic too! My friend Nebby posted Part 1 of her multiverse Valice "Beauty And The Beast" AU! It's a very fun little beginning, and inspired something for my Song Saturday, which is always nice. :) And it's just nice to see other Valice stuff besides mine. I hunger for content~

So yeah, even with my job still being kind of a pain at the moment, week is taking a bit of an upswing. Now we just have to see what the weather holds. . . Right this moment, though, I have one last thing to post, and then a bed to get to. Night all!
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Last night, R and I watched a bunch of documentaries, including one on Willie Nelson, which referenced his smash album Red Headed Stranger.

R: In the RV park, Red Headed Stranger is the only album I feel comfortable playing over my external speaker system. It’s the only music everyone can agree they like.

Sam: Isn’t Red Headed Stranger a concept album about going on the run after murdering your family?

R: People can relate. 

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Really Annoying Tuesday

Sep. 19th, 2017 11:34 pm
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From spending longer than I wanted doing pledge billing this morning (and worrying it's going to be a mild clusterfuck again this month), to getting stressed out over CAP stuff, to having to fiddle like crazy with a roster that apparently CANNOT be sent in the right format, so I'm going to have to try and make do with what we've got, to the traffic getting WRETCHED the minute I pulled out of work (thanks to a cop having pulled over a tractor trailer and everyone needing to gawk, holding up the line) -- it's just not been a great day. *sigh* Even the weather was pretty dull and icky. At least Jose has fallen apart enough that we shouldn't be getting anything too horrible. Not much rain, and only a little wind. I'll take it.

On the positive side, managed to get another chunk done on "Fixing You" -- this tea party with Nell and William is going in a completely different direction than before. Probably for the best, though -- it's cutting out a lot of unnecessary bits. Edit edit edit~ I also added onto my main tumblr queue, and got the one for Valice Multiverse done. So I've got that going for me. Just gotta post responses to two DW comments and I'm set for the night. Even found the time to watch a few WhatCulture videos, which is always amusing. :)

Right now, though, I'm running out of time to get a decent amount of sleep, so time to wrap things up online. Night all!
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Come in, please, come in. I can’t entertain you shipboard as I once could, but there is tea and plenty of food, and I understand you’ve done well for yourself at the gambling tables. I suppose I can afford to lose a little now and then. My late first husband was a wealthy man and I magnified his wealth – well, you know how.

I think there should be discipline in everything, you know, even lawlessness. When I ruled the sea and the Red Flag Fleet, no one disobeyed me. Literally. Those who did were beheaded. But, on the other hand, I think my rule was mainly benificent. Did you know I forbade those under my command to steal from villagers who supplied us? That only made sense, of course. Death was also the sentence for any assault on a female captive. One makes these laws when one grows up as I did.

I also insisted that anything taken from town or ship was to be presented, registered, and given out amongst all – oh, the original taker got a percentage, and twenty percent is better than nothing, you know. That’s how you keep a sailor happy.

My dear second husband, he also issued some laws, I suppose, but they weren’t written down or very well enforced. What were they? Who knows. What does it matter? My laws were what mattered.

Eventually, of course, it became easier just to tax the local cities than to keep sacking them. Nicer for all concerned and not so much work for us. Bureaucracy will have its day, sooner or later, always.

That is how I came to be here, you know; several years ago, after I defeated their entire Navy, the government offered amnesty to pirates. Well they might; what other option did they have? But I was wealthy, so why should I continue to work when I was no longer a criminal? It was in 1810 that I left crime behind forever and opened this little gambling house. Here I am content, you know, and I think I will be until I die. Hopefully not for a long, long time!

Oh, I am called many things. I was born Shi Xianggu, and I am called Cheng I Sao, sometimes, but mostly I am known as Ching Shih – the Widow Ching, wife of two pirates, but a pirate empress myself.

(After all, it’s Talk Like A Pirate day, not Talk Like Every Pirate day. I chose Ching Shih.)

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On Your Guard...

Sep. 19th, 2017 11:17 pm
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10:44pm: So I went to my dental appointment and now I've got my new mouth guard, I think it's actually called a splint, but whatever. It's just for my upper teeth, which is cool and it seems to fit pretty well, although it's rather tough to get out, but maybe that's just because I'm not used to it, LOL. At least I hope so, because I'd hate for it to get stuck in there!

What else to report? Well, I'm still procrastinating on calling my friend! And also the HR people at the council - except I can't seem to find the number for the latter, so how the Hell am I supposed to call, very annoying.

I'm also veeeery slowly working on the fic, I think I might be letting myself get too bogged down in how the story is going to flow when I finish and post it for others to read. Except...obviously no-one's gonna read it if I never finish it! So, I need to set that aside, could be easier said than done! Perhaps I should treat it like NaNo. :OP

Anywho, I better get to bed, it's going to be a busy day tomorrow, what with Mrs S, the scripture class and Mum coming by to look over my house and rate it tidiness, or lack thereof. :OP

Oh I almost forgot! More swimming today at Mum and Dad's place, good times! Also, it was a bit of a close thing, but I managed to get to work at the library on time! (I need to change the time my alarm goes off!)

So goodnight all!

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I mean, I know it's gotta get done. We have to keep our database up to date for a variety of reasons. It's just kind of boring and irritating. Mostly because no one follows the format we've sent out for their files. Which means me and my coworker have to spend ages trying to clean them up. Grrr... Happily my supervisor is willing to help out with the whole mess, but still. This is not going to be a fun ride. At least I got a high five from one of my bosses for getting an e-mail reminding people to send their files in by the end of the week to work...

Weather was fairly gloomy today -- we're getting whatever Jose decides to shove at us over the next few days. Which hopefully is just some rain and wind... Hurricane Maria is already causing new terrors down in the Caribbean. I feel so sorry for all those people. I'm not entirely sure there's going to be a Caribbean LEFT once hurricane season is over. :(

On a more personal note, got some more written/edited on "Fixing You" -- into the tea party proper with Nell and William. Slicing here, dicing there, rewriting everywhere~ It's all coming together, slowly but surely. I also got a little more of my VictorLuvsAlice queue done -- good thing I was a day ahead on my Sims playing thanks to the previous week's long weekend! And I caught up with all my websites and such. Typical Monday stuff, honestly. Guess I can't complain.

And now that I am all caught up on everything, I should hit the sheets. Night all, sleep tight!

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Sep. 18th, 2017 07:45 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

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The form doesn't ask many questions, doesn't pull any metadata (literally it doesn't even record the date you entered the information), and is as anonymous as you want it to be -- there are options for complete or partial anonymity for the person submitting the item.

Ways To Give:

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Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday -- I spent pretty much my entire Saturday finishing up my room and shelves, and when I finally got to the website to update you all, I kept getting 504 Gateway timeout errors. Finally just gave up and kept watching OutsideXBox videos. As you do.

But yeah, Saturday turned into "Let's Finish This Room Day!" I wasn't expecting it to take so long, but -- well, I have a lot of stuff. Mostly a LOT of Minimates. Mom and I are pretty sure I own every BTTF one they ever made. And we ran into some delays too, such as:

-->Me trying to figure out where the heck to put all the old packaging (finally remembered "Oh hey I have drawers under my bed!" and stuffed them all in there -- SO MUCH FLOOR SPACE now, it's amazing)

-->My small Maudeline Everglot toy statue breaking when we moved it (her head's always been wobbly and falling out, but this time the head broke off the little neck stump you insert into the body! Cue Mom fiddling around with bits of pins and nail glue to force her head to go back on. Succeeded in the end, but what a bitch to pull off!)

-->Fixing my curtain rod (it was taped together because the dowel Mom picked was just a TINY bit too short to reach all the way -- we ended up cutting another rod and making a sort of sleeve to go over the short end and get it stabilized)

-->Running to Wal-Mart to pick up some poster putty for the Minimates (and a new window shade to replace a broken one in my room). If you're unfamiliar with poster putty, it's a putty, kind of feels like chewing gum, that you can roll into shapes and use to stick up posters to walls. Mom googled it and found people recommending it to hold Minimates in place. I can attest to its strength -- I have a ghost Minimates from one of my Ghostbuster sets hanging from a shelf CEILING.

But despite all this, and the fact we kept having to move shit to fit in more shit, we finally got it all put up! Here's my tumblr post with pictures! (It's easier to link you to that rather than deal with a hosting website.) I'm very proud of it all. :D Long Saturday, but good Saturday.

Of course, that means I had to spend today catching up on videos and such. Fortunately, I didn't have too much, but Helloween did post a couple of very long sets of Zelda and Secret of Mana. Good stuff, but hard to fit in! Darkwood also remains terrifying (Helloween died for the first time thanks to a savage man with a shadowy friend -- fortunately death isn't permanent in this game). . .

But not as terrifying as Twilight Fields in the Medical Pavilion in BioShock! D: I finally got a chance to go back and melt the ice there and pick up some of the goodies I missed (after finally properly holding off the horde in Langford's office -- died once, but there's a Vitachamber right inside, so. . .) -- but I wasn't expecting it to be so CREEPY! Especially in one bit where you can see a Dr. Grossman Splicer's shadow mutilating a corpse around a corner, so you head over with gun at the ready to get him -- and then it goes PITCH BLACK just as you reach the stairs at the corner, so you back off, and then the lights come back on, but they're flickering -- and the doctor's GONE. Nowhere to be found near that corpse. Fortunately, I was expecting an ambush, so when he showed up again out of a cold storage locker, I was prepared to kill him, but DAMN. That's the spookiest the game has ever been! Fort Frolic isn't much better -- just a few minutes into this "artiste's" domain, and already I'm on-edge. Bastard is creepy as hell, and knowing that I should expect some of his "statues" to still be alive doesn't help the fear factor. Yikes.

Well, on that lovely note, I really have to go to bed -- regular work week this week, bleh. Hope you guys had a good weekend! Night all, sleep tight!

Aussie Skaters WHOO!

Sep. 17th, 2017 11:40 pm
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11:19pm: Ok, I actually started this update last night, but then somehow closed my browser and by then it was quite late and I had to get to bed.

Anyway, it did auto-save it, so let's get back on it:


The reason for the subject heading? Well, exciting news! Our Aussie Skater, Brendan Kerry has just picked up a bronze medal at the Lombardia Trophy! Aaah! It's not one of the big well-known skating competitions, but important people still go there, so yaaay! How awesome is that! :O) I'm very much looking forward to seeing him at the Olympics!

Speaking of skating, I didn't end up doing any of my own today, it was rather warm and I ended up feeling pretty hot in my jeans and just generally uncomfortable, I ended up turning around and heading back home a third of the way there. I felt kind of disappointed in myself for not going - pft story of my life - I did actually think of going once I changed my clothes, but then my abdominal area decided to hurt and I just felt lazy.

I did end up going to the local shopping centre, to see about buying new sneakers, where I was surprised to discover that the sports shop has been bought out by another chain! That was quick, there was no indication they were in trouble. I think all the staff stayed which is good to know.

Anyway, they were having a 20% off sale, but alas I couldn't find a pair that really spoke to me. I thought about getting a rainbow pair but since I wear them to work I don't want them to be too over the top...or maybe I was just feeling cheap and the fact I couldn't find any under 80 bucks that weren't bright pink was what put me off. LOL.

As for today, eh, not a lot happened, I don't think I got enough sleep though because I felt really odd this morning, like...bummed out and shit. I feel better now, though, so that's a relief.

But damnit, once again I started writing on my fanfic too late, because I really have to go to bed now and I've done like...three sentences of it. :O( Perhaps I'll have to give up on my 70 books a year target, because reading stuff is interfering with my writing stuff. :OP

Anywho, time for me to go, want to keep on the right side of the zzzs!

Goodnight all!

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Wow, you guys, the me of 2014 was such a good bro, he bought an extra three years of premium-level warranty coverage on his laptop.

I wasn’t even looking for whether I was still covered by warranty, I just assumed I wasn’t, but I went to Dell’s website to get the model number of my laptop so I could look up how to open it up properly and fix the terrible groaning noise my fan is making. And Dell was like hey, here’s your model number, also your warranty is good through June of 2018. 

I’m still gonna try to open it up and fix the fan myself, but if I can’t, I can send it in and get the fan fixed AND get a repair on the housing that’s starting to crack. 

Good job, 2014 Sam. You had no idea the crazy shit that was ahead of you but by god you knew you’d need three years of warranty. You and me, buddy, we’re fucking killing it in the adulting department lately. 

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Not Quite Done With Shelves

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:40 pm
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Although it's for a good reason -- Mom decided to research the best stuff to sticking Minimates to a shelf so they'll stay in place, and she found something that can be bought at Wal-Mart! So we're going up there tomorrow to pick some up. After that, it's just actually sticking the Minimates into position, touching up what's left of the paint scratches, maybe rearranging a last item or two, and then pictures! And my room will be pretty much Officially Done! About time after two months. . .

Not too much else to report on for today. It looked like it was going to rain earlier, but it cleared up into being pretty sunny. And kinda muggy -- seriously, the past couple of days have felt more like summer than most of summer. Made it hard to sleep comfortably too :( Tonight's a little better, and I have the giant fan that usually lives in the living room, so that helps. Still, I'll be glad when it cools down and dries out a bit again. Which -- probably won't be for a while, as the latest track for Jose has him at least winging us. . . I know it's not going to be nearly as bad as Irma and Harvey, but still. No more hurricanes, plskthx

Writing today consisted of finishing up revisions on that AU piece so I can post it on tumblr this upcoming Thursday. The action scene was an absolute BITCH to get right -- the clip it's based on happens SO FREAKING FAST. Some things are just hard to translate into words. Especially when you're an author who specializes in people having silly conversations and engaging in introspection. I think I pounded it into an acceptable shape, though. I guess we'll see what everyone thinks when they actually read it.

Most of the rest of the evening has been spent catching up on various websites, especially tumblr (BUSY day today on there -- complete freaking opposite of yesterday). I'm all well-read and ready for the weekend! Well, almost -- got queues to do for Valice Multiverse and main tumblr, and some PMs to answer. But hey, that's pretty much every Friday night, and it's not like I have to get up super early. So yeah -- off to start on all of that. Night all!
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Me: R’s in town this weekend so we may meet up.

Mum: Send me a picture of you and R when you’re hanging out!

Me: Not sure when it’ll be yet but I’ll do my best. It’s a little uncertain right now.

Mum: If it were certain, I’d be worried it wasn’t really R.

She knows us both so well. 

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THE SHELVES LIVE

Sep. 14th, 2017 11:30 pm
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Yup, they're finally officially up! Bolted to the wall and everything! It actually all looks pretty cool. Mom and I started unpacking all the boxes in my room and putting stuff up this evening -- I took a whack at it myself before supper, but ended up needing the help just thanks to there being SO MUCH stuff to put away. (We haven't even started on the vast collection of Minimates yet.) It's not fully done yet, but hopefully by tomorrow everything will be in place. Would be nice to finally be able to have everything OUT and get all these damn boxes out of my room.

Unfortunately, this does mean that I didn't have any time to write today. :( However, as if in anticipation, my tumblr dashboard was REALLY quiet -- so quiet, in fact, I went ahead and got my Friday queue ready. So I didn't have to worry about that. And the Valice Multiverse queue was almost entirely stuff I'd prewritten replies to at work, so -- yeah, that all worked out at least. Small steps, small steps.

Right now, though, I need to wrap up what I'm doing and get to bed. Friday's another work day, and I've got a semi-busy weekend ahead. (Touching up my room's paint, and Mom's going on about throw pillows now. . .) At least I'm ahead on most videos -- though it looks like the end of The Sim Supply's Parenthood series might be up soon. Need to block out some time to watch that. :) As it stands, good night!

What's The Deal With Blind Boxes?

Sep. 14th, 2017 11:56 pm
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11:38pm: Well, I know what the deal is, it's a blatant way to try and get more money out of fans by having them buy a whole bunch of boxes to try and get the thing they're looking for.

Doesn't mean it doesn't totally suck!

Of course, you can always go online and buy the thing you're looking for, but it's quite a bit more expensive (not as expensive as buying twenty boxes, but still). However, I can't really afford to do either...well I can, but I certainly shouldn't because not only did I have to pay that Centrelink bill - maybe I should have tried to get out of that :O( - I owe tax again! I haven't actually submitted the tax form yet, but that's what it says and I want to know how the fuck this keeps happening?! I'm sure I've filled out the forms properly and I'm not claiming the tax-free threshold from more than one employer and I don't make enough money to have to start paying my HECs debt back (maybe I should though, because the interest is starting to build up), so why do I constantly owe over $1,000 every tax year? It's super annoying, plus I have to dip into my saving and that money is for the apartment stamp duty.

Suuuucks.

In other news, I totally forgot that I agreed to do a library shift tomorrow afternoon, which is great moneywise, but unfortunate because I've only been to the gym once this week. If I'd remembered I would have gone yesterday or on Tuesday. Bah humbugs!

And I've just noticed how late it is, dang, I've barely written any more on my fanfic, sigh. But, I must go to bed otherwise I'll be tired tomorrow and that won't do at all.

And so I say goodnight!

Hunger

Comfort

Hygiene

Energy

Fun

Social

Bladder

Room

Budget

Reach for the laser with Antic's Sims-ulator!

Shelves Version 1.0!

Sep. 13th, 2017 11:26 pm
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Yup, they're up! Technically -- the headboard part of the whole mess still needs to be put up, and the shelves bolted into -- well, I'm not sure. The floor? The wall? My bed? At any rate, while they're staying up, they apparently need a little extra stabilization. Also the nightstand shelf needs to be put on too. But at least there are actual shelves in my room! And hopefully by tomorrow, Friday at the latest, I can put my stuff on them.

Mom and I actually went to get the fabric for the headboard part after work today. Took a while to find something we actually liked -- decent purple fabric was in short supply, as was decent gray fabric. But we managed to get something in the end, along with foam bits and batting. (Mom wants to make it cushy.) She drove us up to the fabric place, but I drove us back -- mainly by going straight up the road. Turns out the fabric place is a lot closer to our new house than I thought -- I was expecting a hell of a drive! (Which, actually, I sort of got. . .traffic was awful and I had to scoot really close to the car in front of me twice while going through intersections in order not to block the cross-lanes.) So that's kind of nice. Still threw off my afternoon routine, though -- no "Fixing You." I instead opted to edit a story snippet that I was thinking of posting for AU Thursday on my blog.

And then I had to CLAW my way through the tumblr dash backlog because of how much people were posting. Good thing I already had one post in the queue, and an appropriate reblog sitting in drafts. Dunno what I'm gonna do for Friday, but I should have a little more time to figure it out tomorrow night. (I hope. . .)

As it stands, I need to get to sleep tonight for another day at work tomorrow. Night all, sleep tight!

Welp, Not The Tuesday I Anticipated

Sep. 12th, 2017 11:28 pm
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But then, that's what happens when you wake up and discover your mother with the "oh damn they've been fighting again" face. Over my bookcases no less -- apparently Dad didn't realize the plan called for some special middle shelves. It all got hashed out, but it resulted in more boards needing to be cut and stained, a process that takes a while (especially for drying), so no bookcases, and no going up to the fabric place to pick out fabric for the headboard.

Ah well -- it was still a pretty good Tuesday despite that. Very low-key compared to yesterday, but I got pretty much everything on my to-do list done:

-->Wrote some more on "Fixing You" -- Victor vs the Burtonsville mob (they're, ah, not happy to see him in the village). Got a chance to use some more Victorian slang, which is always a plus. Now he, Alice, and Fixxler just have to survive tea with his parents. Fun.

-->Caught up on my remaining videos -- Linkara (the first two issues of "Ultimate Iron Man," which -- don't feel like Iron Man comics AT ALL (Tony's not even in the first one! It's all about his father and mother, and stupid gene experiments), and even in-universe were eventually retconned as a stupid TV show); Outside XBox (fun gaming stuff, as usual); and Helloween (more Darkwood -- he has ventured briefly into the Silent Forest and survived another night of monsters! Not without a lot of anxious whimpering, though XD).

-->Played BioShock -- I've gotten my Insect Swarm plasmid (still looks creepy, but fortunately it's not too bad in-game), made the Lazarus Vector, just barely survived a robot assault on my person by the fucker that is Andrew Ryan, and am parked in the lab about to spray the vector all over the dying trees. I've actually played past that point, but what happens is Splicers all coming out of nowhere, Atlas yelling at me to block some door, and me upsetting a local Big Daddy and getting myself killed. It's all very frustrating. >( At least I'll have a couple of days to ponder it and refine my strategy. And figure out how to block the door I'm supposed to block.

-->Made my muffins -- breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all.

-->Caught up on both tumblrs and did my queues.

And I was able to fit in the time to get a frozen hot chocolate from the local Dunkin. :) So all in all, pretty good day.

And I've got work tomorrow, so I'd better wrap it up here. Night all, sleep tight!

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