kjata: (vidi in ampulla pendere)
1/5/2017 wordcount: 1,388
2/5/2017 wordcount: 2,718

The scrivener for the pinch hit is still open, so unless I start going in circles again I'll probably write more before I sack out.


I only stayed drunk that one night. Found out I really cannot focus while buzzed, and writing is more important than self-medicating through grief, so here I sit. Writing instead of drinking. Booooooo.


Tried Bioshock again last night. Got to where the female splicer hidden in the darkness says "I will wrap you in a sheet..." when I noped out again. Holy crap why does this game freak me out so much???
kjata: panic! at the disco (it's always worried me)
I signed up for Stony Trumps Hate, and you should too!

I have much more confidence about my ability to blitz through deadlines now than I did years ago, so am trying to sign up for more exchanges, auctions, etc, that won't take over my life or take time away from my personal projects. Tried to sign up for a Pinch Hit last night but boooo, I got there too late ):


electrogastrogram now has four kudos on ao3! That's more feedback than when I had it up for sale! AHAHAHAHHAHA no seriously this is funny. I am so not made to do this self-publishing bit, since I fail so hard at promoting myself. Perhaps I should look into seeing about sending books to agents again? But exhaustion says no.

We'll see who wins this round, exhaustion. The war ain't over yet! *seethes*


My day is basically formatting the rest of hooversuck, finally getting the latest issue of Poe Dameron to read because I hear there is MEAT PASTE (cough cough thank you Lynda cough), and if I have the energy for it, poking at that mostly-done Kylux fic I have open to see if I can get it post-ready. It's been too long, Kylux fandom. I am ready to come back home.
kjata: marion cotillard (like two X’s like punched-in eyes)
Meme from [personal profile] used_songs:
List the first lines of your last 20 stories (or however many you have altogether). See if there are any patterns. Then, tag your favorite authors.


10 WIPs )

10 already posted fics )


And for a lol bonus cos I'm too lazy to figure out where this would fit in the order of things, the first line of superannuated:
George Cuvier's suit is ruined in the middle of a supermarket.

OMG SO RIVETING.



Uh, so patterns. All except two of the quoted pieces mention the Main Character in the first line, either by name or by direct gender reference (He/She). Most of them are short statements, but that's common with present tense so whatever. Only two begin with dialogue, the rest are character/scenic observations.

I'm too tired to put much more thought into it, but I'm sure this summary of my current comfort zone re: openings will lead so something invaluable in the future.


Not tagging anyone specifically, if the meme interests you then you should totally go for it.
kjata: traverser (one dignity delays for all)
27/4/2017 wordcount: a minuscule 484, but that was all on editing hooversuck which I've been putting off for MONTHS, so it's all good.


To ~reward~ myself for getting a daily wordcount again I went ahead and got some historic low-price games from the Squeenix Spring Sale. Not as much as I wanted, ofc, but walking away with four games for < $12 is pretty damn good. And one of those games went to my mother, so whoop whoop.

ANYWAY since Origin isn't working right now because it requires an update and the client won't update on this current connection (waiting until my data renews on the 30th, then I can get it going again) I'm just having Steam download Gyromancer cos hey 150mb, then will let it continue with FF9. I immediately queued Murdered: Soul Suspect after getting it today and already have Dishonored and Arkham Asylum on the DQ from a few weeks ago, so it's not like I'm hurting for games to waste my internet time on downloading.


I've also had some level 5 or so randos add me out of nowhere on steam, and when I refuse the invite they try again. I checked their profiles and every single one of them has swastikas and shit in their profile comments so they can "lol meme", so I just made my profile private for a bit.

White Supremacists will get bored and go bother someone else, they always do. But god damn, I wish I knew what it was that put me on their radar so I could yank it away from them :/
kjata: batman (who washes his hands of life)


So [personal profile] alexcat was talking about Mighty Mouse, and I was reminded of Andy Kaufman's crazy brilliance, and now here we are with this video. Are people still thinking he's alive somewhere, or has that been given up?

Aw damnit, now I'm getting pangs of nostalgia for Taxi -_____- Total gateway drug, pretty soon I'll be reminiscing about M*A*S*H and The Adventures of Pete and Pete again.
kjata: (hero’s valor acts and birth inspire)
26/4/2017 wordcount: 1,472

IT'S POSTED. My May the 4th fic has been posted, and idk when the reveals are but when my name is attached to it I'll be posting a link here. AHAHAHAHA I'M DONE! DONE!!!!!

My project for the rest of the month is to finish formatting hooversuck so that'll be all posted and done with on ao3 before MYWYN starts. I'll also be poking at various WIPs I've been sitting on to see where I can form a (reasonable) expectation of finishing, but eh, not setting the bar for that terribly high.


Humble Book Bundle: Berkley Breathed Collection. All of Bloom County for $15? Sign! Me! Up!!!

If you haven't read his stuff before, he's one of those cartoonists who used to go after Trump waaaay back in the 80s. And he came out of retirement as soon as Trump got the GOP nomination, so that's uh. One single good thing that came out of that clusterfuck. I guess. Erm...

I haven't read any of his Outland or OPUS strips, so I'm looking forward to getting that downloaded. But yaaaaay, Bloom County!
kjata: pathologic: the marble nest (set before my fellow-mortals a man)
Original Fiction
Gaspar Sra/Lewis Tooley (OMC/OMC)
19k words; E for Explicit
A weird fiction erotic romcom with a side-order of body horror that I wrote almost 3 years ago.

"Temporal diffusion," Gaspar repeats, "then they won't quarantine you."

"I could be contagious," Lewis points out. His voice is rough, like he's been screaming recently. He most likely was. Gaspar would totally scream all over the place if he had laid an egg in the shower and didn't know why.


read on ao3

kjata: monty python and the holy grail (violence inherent in the system!)
24/4/1027 wordcount: 425

I'll be finished tomorrow, will post it to the archive the day after. Thank fuck.


To do something completely different with MYWYN this year, I'm considering writing 1k worth of screenplay or teleplay a day. Not worrying about finishing the scripts, just getting as much down on them as humanly possible for the eighty days. Might wimp out and just work on Star Wars fic like last year, though. We'll see :/


Movie meme that everyone is doing:

A Movie I Love: idk. Birdman? Seven Psychopaths? Snowpiercer? I love movies, those are just some of the recent additions.
An Action Movie I Love: Danny The Dog is very violent and very dramatic and made me cry at the end.
A Drama I Love: The Drop.
A Western I Love: Once Upon a Time in the West. Holy crap that movie.
A Horror Movie I Love: Attack the Block. Oh, and [REC]. And and and There Will Be Blood.
A Comedy I Love: Les Visiteurs or La Cage aux Folles will always tie for that spot.
A Romance Movie I Love: Shaun of the Dead is a romance. No really, it is. He gets the girl and the pub in the end, that totally qualifies.
A Noir I Love: Bladerunner is hella noir and nothing you can say will change my mind.
A Disney Movie I Love: siiiiiigh, I don't really have a favourite. All of them are entertaining, but none are near and dear to me.
A Sci Fi Movie I Love: Ex Machina, because of how subtle it is.
An Animated Movie I Love: I love lots and lots of animated movies, but first that comes to mind is AKIRA, I guess.
A Superhero Movie I Love: The second Burton Batman film. Batman Returns? Is that it?
A War Movie I Love: Does Tropic Thunder count? lol or Starship Troopers?
An Exploitation Movie I Love: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension qualifies, yep.
A Musical I Love: Nightmare Before Christmas, maybe?
An Historical Movie I Love: Amadeus.
A Bad Movie I Love: MANOS: The Hand of Fate, though I honestly and genuinely adore a lot of bad movies, MANOS is just an El Paso production so I gotta be loyal here.
A Childhood Favorite: Labyrinth, oh yes.
A Shakespeare Movie I Love: The Fifteen Minute Hamlet is the only Hamlet worth watching. (FUCK KENNETH BRANAGH'S VERSION, HE FUCKING MUMBLES IN THE GRAVEYARD SCENE.)
A Franchise I Love: Anything by the members of Monty Python is part of the Monty Python Franchise, so sayeth I, and so sayeth I love every single one of them. Yes, even Yellowbeard, despite all its problems.
A Trilogy I Love: the Toy Story trilogy, I guess. The 3rd one made me cry, just like it did for everyone else.
A Guilty Pleasure I Love: Kingsman: The Secret Service. It's so trashy, and yet so so good.
A Movie Recently Seen: Rewatched The Hound of The Baskervilles (1978) this morning. Yay for Pete and Dud.
My Favourite of This Year: Haven't seen any new films yet this year :/
A Favorite of All Time: Terry Gilliam's Brazil. Full stop.
kjata: (vidi in ampulla pendere)
22/4/2017 wordcount: 1,438
23/4/2017 wordcount: 700

All of that on my May the 4th fic, which is currently at 5.6k. It should be done a few days before deadline. Yes, it should. IT REALLY REALLY SHOULD. (Trying to convince myself as much as you, here.)


Starting to figure out what to write for MYWYN, since CampNaNo was such a miserable failure this month. The biopunk novel is dead in the water so I better try something (anything) else or it'll just be more of the same.
kjata: pathologic: the marble nest (set before my fellow-mortals a man)
Hallo, NPT author! I am a simple reader with simple, classless tastes, so you basically have free reign over what to write. I have a very short Do Not Want list, but otherwise GO WILD.

DNWs:
+ infidelity (makes my skin crawl!)
+ rape/non-con (dub-con doesn't squick me, however, just so long as retroactive and genuine consent is issued after the fact?)
+ 1st person perspective (gives me flashbacks to Twilight, sorry)

rest of letter )
kjata: deadpool fanart (why keep it cruel)
THEY CAST THE WIFE-BEATING JOSH BROLIN AS CABLE, GOD DAMN IT.

That just sucked any hype and/or excitement I had for Cable finally hitting the big screen riiiiiight out of me. Brolin is such a fucking asshole on the screen no matter what role he plays, which is pretty much typecasting from what I've heard about his personal life. And you just know that any flirting Deadpool does now will be couched in "no homo" terms because cthulhu forbid the guy from the Goonies play a bisexual character, he's all MAN. *barfs*

Apparently Domino is promised an appearance also, which is a character I'm neither pro or against given my limited exposure. I remember she and Cable fucked a few times in the first Cable & Deadpool run? So they're probably having her in strictly as a love interest who also kills people or something. Oh and Liefeld drew her horribly, but that man draws everything horribly so that's nothing new.

Seriously couldn't finish the introductory X-Force stuff because of how disgusting the art was. Total waste of cash -___-
kjata: carebears (your eyes shine like Oppenheimer's)
STARSHIP TITANIC IS NOW ON STEAM *runs around the room screaming* Couple that with all the Zork games going up plus Planescape: Torment finally hitting, and I honestly think I might pass out from how tight my nostalgia goggles are fitted to my face.

I was compelled to once again google and see if Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is on the pipeline for Steam and ahahahah, never gonna happen. They decided the secondary service on that one from GOG will be Origin, god fucking damnit. And Origin EA hates having any of their games on Steam because they're assholes.

But still. This coming Summer sale I am getting ALL THE NOSTALGIA.



Other games I'd like to see on steam finally: Oni, that Monty Python game (v unlikely but it was fun!), Dungeon Keeper, the rest of Infocom's catalogue (H2G2! Leather Goddess of Phobos!), Giants Citizen Kabuto.... oh god and just everything else from my childhood? Uuuuuggggggh.
kjata: (gesture of orang-outang)
Here’s the thing: I don’t doubt that Wallace is a genius. And it’s not that I believe there’s no value in self-indulgent works by men. It’s just that I’m not very interested in them. These men seem to think I’m saying the thing they love is bad, when really I’m just saying I don’t care about the thing they love.

Men Recommend David Foster Wallace to Me by Deirdre Coyle

I read Infinite Jest maybe ten years ago. It was full of ten-cent words that were clearly there to make the "cultured" critics masturbate furiously in response, a total slog to get through, and I found myself wishing I had picked up anything else to read instead. But the concept was interesting, so of course I finished it :/

You won't be able to pay me to read the rest of his narcissistic claptrap. Kudos to Coyle for managing to keep the bile down long enough to persevere.



Still blankly staring at the 619-word outline on my May the 4th fic. Come ooooonnnnnn, self, get it together and get it done.
kjata: super mario nerd shirt (his vanity requires no response)
Entries and comments have ported, so I'm onto sorting and retagging things. Holy fuck I used the word "accursed" a lot when I was 15. WHAT. THE. SHIT????

Also: the word ~horrid~, AHAHAHHAAH oh me.
kjata: star wars (he took his vorpal sword in hand)
Mass Effect 2 is at 50% downloaded! And after only 10 days! As much as I detest how clumsy Origin is as a client, I will acknowledge that when they brag about "optimized downloads" they are actually not lying. Who knew!

At this rate I might be able to play before the end of the month, which would be fantastic. GARRUS VAKARIAN, I'M COMING AFTER YOU.

Actually, my Paragade fem!Shep save will probably stick with Kaidan because I'm curious about how much more horrible the romance dialogue can get between those two. But when I replay as a Renegade fem!Shep, then Garrus better watch out. Oh yeah.



Money came in, so I got a paid account for a year. My LJ hasn't been paid in years and years so only fifteen of my icons ported, whoops. Been uploading and culling off and on all day. One of the two reasons I hadn't left LJ before now was because of my icons, so I'm happy to have that part mostly resolved.

(The other reason is having to abandon the hellboy name. DAMNIT, STILL BITTER.)



New Star Wars trailer is out. Meh. I saw some leaked spoiler info that may or may not be true re: one of the villains; comparing the said theory to the trailer footage, I'm guessing the leak was genuine. So my fandom participating will probably only last until Christmas, unless I decide to invest in fix-it.

If Finn is asleep for even half of that film (or more) I will be SO FUCKING ANGRY. John Boyega deserves better than that. All you have to do is point at Attack The Block and you can see that he deserves better than that.

Also could've used some Leia other than just a quick shot of her back with some voice over that I actually didn't hear clearly. All those whispering ~~~~voices~~~~ don't really do it for me, but that just might be a matter of taste. Will of course wait for the movie to come out before I get critical.

Just not hyped, that's all. Maybe the next teaser will do better for me.
kjata: (what cause sleepers sometimes dream)
dude on reddit, after I told him he was racist:
I'm really racist when my wife is an Arab jew. Dumb sjw fuck. Sorry academic logic and fact isn't enough for you. I'll let you stick to MUH FEELINGS which always will be of lesser value during discourse


me, after laughing myself sick for a bit:
...did you seriously take this long to come back to the conversation with a modified for context "I can't be racist, I have a black friend!" gambit?????


All of this because I won't watch Mel Gibson's films due to my objection over him being an abusive, racist asshole, and that anyone who glosses over his actions is a racist as well. It's honestly one thing if you're a cinema nerd who watches everything despite the actions of the creators, I get that, but being a "fan" of Gibson? Or a fan of Allen or Polanski, for that matter? NOPE.

My original entry into the thread wasn't even an argumentative one-- I agreed with someone else who couldn't watch Gibon's movies anymore for the same reason, and the randos decided that instead of going after the OP they'd go after me instead???? There's no indication that I'm a female on reddit, and the original redpill who went after me actually tried to get me to go to ReturnOfKings cos he thought I was a dude (which ofc outed himself like whoa) but SERIOUSLY.



Ugh, Zuul is sitting outside the open door and barking like crazy cos it's dark out and he wants to be insiiiiiiiiide. Omg this is a full-grown male pitbull, you'd think he would be more stoic or something!.
kjata: batman (who washes his hands of life)


I am, for the first time ever, actually hyped for a film from the MCU. Three reasons:

1. Taika Waititi directed it.
2. Jeff Goldblum is in it as Jeff Goldblum: 80s Retro Club Makeup Edition.
3. THEY GOT FUCKING TAIKA WAITITI, THE DUDE WHO DID WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, TO DIRECT IT.

Honourable mentions to Cate Blanchett looking fine AF in leather and her emo makeup. And and and Idris Elba apparently has long hair in this, which I am game for. I usually hate longish hair on dudes, but come on, it's Driis. Driis can do what he fucking wants.

(Is anyone else hyped for the Dark Tower film? McConaughey irritates the ever-loving shit out of me, but am going to suck it up and go see the film anyway because I am desperate for that franchise to succeed.)

But yeah, I'll actually make the effort to see this one in cinemas, which is a total 180 for me given my love/hate relationship with the MCU as a whole. WHO ELSE IS HYPED, COME OOOOOOON.
kjata: dead like me (god talks to you frequently?)
Still trying to find everyone from LJ; keep being derailed by usernames I recognise from fandoms of my past and seeing if I want to subscribe to their current fic/blog entries. Lotttttts of people are probably wondering who the fuck this rando is, sorry everyone! If it helps any, I don't expect you to follow back, I just want to lurk on your public posts!

After The Great Migration dies down a bit I'll start the process to transfer my entries over here so I don't look like quite the freak. It'll all be set to private, of course, because I made that LJ in 2004 and no one needs to see proof of my great teenage depression. The fact that I still have a handful of friends from that time period is absolutely astonishing to me.



Took the codeine last night and it was such. a. bad. idea! On one hand I discovered that the ubiquitous back pain I got the last time I regularly took codeine wasn't actually from my back being out-- on the other hand, that horrible horrible back pain was from a pill I willingly ingested, holy fuck.

In the future I will stick to the generic excedrin and whimpering in the corner method, because at least that way I know wtf is going on with my body.



Playing Fallout Shelter today and ran through a quest to rescue a kidnapped dog. Get to the dialogue with the Raiders, they demand their Caps and Snacks and Weapons, and I get an option to make a snappy retort. Clearly thinking that this was going to lead to a fight, I chose the option, "We come with the gift of knowledge: you give us the dog and we'll teach you how to write."

Whelp, their answer to that was "Oh cool, we'll be able to write better ransom notes!" and paid out the dog to me. So now I've got to live with the fact that, yes, I rescued a pooch from Raiders, but I also apparently held a Learning Annex course for them so they could learn how to properly express ideas in a narrative, and also how to extort people for money :/
kjata: (in broken mathematics)
I need to stop leaving Futurama on in the background as I do things-- today I forgot how to properly pronounce the word "robot" thanks to Zoidberg fucking mangling it 100x per episode.



Some nit on reddit found the thread in the Mad Max sub where I had argued with a redpill about Mel Gibson's so-called redemption. The aforementioned redpill deleted all of his comments, but I left mine up, so this moron decides to use the exact same rhetoric as the redpill to put me in my ~place. I was much more dismissive towards this one than the former, mainly because I already said my piece, he could just freaking use some reading comprehension to see how the argument would go rather than saying anything.

ngl, reddit is such a cesspool I have to stay away for weeks at a time. So. Many. Entitled. Males. Uuuuugh. All the pun threads and science article discussion in the WORLD still isn't worth having to deal with those asses.



Mass Effect 2 is at 27%. I used my phone's data to download articy:draft 2 but I won't launch that one until after my May the 4th fic is done so I don't get sidetracked by the shiny. Thinking of using my phone data to also download the first Fallout because it's only ~600mb and I have like 4gb left yet still. But then again, I'm about two thirds through Avernum: Escape from the Pit and I have Arcanum going too, so might wait for next month's data on that one. Bleh.



Been in a haze of pain all day where my head is concerned, so I'm waiting for midnight to roll around, then I'm taking a full dose of codeine. Excedrin all day hasn't touched the shooting pains so it's time to level the fuck up, man.

Oh wait I haven't tried a cig yet-- sometimes those help. I'll get right on that, since I honestly have no idea when my last excedrin dose was and am being generous in my estimation of when it wears off only so my liver lasts a wee bit longer. A cig might take the edge off so I don't die in the next... three hours, oh my cthulhu why. Whyyyyyyyyy.
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