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Starship Troopers 3 is best bad movie I have ever seen.
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Whee! I have a PS2 again. It has been many years. I'm starting with a playthrough of KHII. The Roxas part is a very different experience after playing COM and 358/2 Days. Normally, I direct most of my swearing at Riku, but I sort of want to light Namine on fire now. At least it'll be motivation to work on fic, once the insanity of moving across the country settles down.
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In the interest of (a) guilting myself into working on this more than once a month and, (b) not completely forgetting it for the zombie AU thing or [community profile] kh_100, I'm posting the first part of this fic.

Wordcount: 2126
Rating: PG because Axel likes swearing
Characters: Axel, Roxas, Luxord, Diz, Demyx, Saix
Summary: Faced with the loss of his two best friends, Axel makes a plan.

Why did Axel have to pick two completely oblivious, suicidal twits to befriend? )
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OMG job offer. That is all.

Word count

Dec. 4th, 2011 09:08 pm
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So much for the daily tracking? I've been writing, though, mostly on the unnamed YA urban fantasy thing, but also some on "Do Not Go Yo Castle Oblivion Yet" (which is possibly the only decent title I've ever come up with).

Updated word counts are

YAUF: 3,185
DNG: 1,431

YAUF has been a little bit of a struggle, but I'm starting to get into the actual plot, so it's started to flow a bit easier.

Also, look, a meter!

3975 / 20000 words. 20% done!
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Since I've been super lame about writing lately, I'm setting myself a word count goal of 20,000 words a month, which should be manageable but still high enough to motivate me. So there will be daily tracking and a little meter.

Starting counts of various files )
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There is now a nyancat Women In Refrigerators moment. I disapprove, even though it was acute vid up til that point.
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The first snowfall of the year started today. This is unusually early but not unprecedented; one year when I was young, there was snow on the ground by the time Halloween rolled around. Still, I'm a little annoyed.

I'm not sure it will stay with the temperatures we've been having. My bet is it melts tomorrow (if not later this evening) and then refreezes at night.

In other news, family drama is ongoing, but I'm gradually getting better. I did some job hunting today, and poked the auto insurance company about paying me.

Tomorrow I'm planning to acquire a hula hoop and head to the mall to job-hunt there. I also owe someone an email.
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Blargh, have had a few bad depression days, full of self-critical thoughts, lack of energy, anhedonia, etc. Not too bad on the suicidal thoughts, at least. The self-hate, though...
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I just found my first gray hair. I'm in my mid-twenties. *grumble, grumble*

...This may be an excuse to start dying my hair auburn.
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I've been scouring Hulu for interesting sci fi and fantasy shows. I'm watching Alphas as episodes become available. I'm still trying to decide what I think Gary; I can't decide if the writers are using his autism as comedic relief, which would be really Not Cool, or are trying to accurately portray the problems that can come with his condition while still respecting that he's more than his disability. I don't really like shows that try to pretend their superpowers (or whatever) are scientific when they very clearly aren't, which Alphas does. It's a little odd, since I quite like Sanctuary. I think that the difference is that Sanctuary doesn't really try to convince you that its abnormals are scientifically plausible; it just creates a world full or fantastic creatures and people and then has characters attempt to use science to better understand them. Whereas Alphas, especially with its opening sequence, pushes the "these things could actually happen" idea much harder. Which they aren't.

Also, holy shit, Dr. Rosen, you are the most unethical therapist ever. And that includes the therapist who was simultaneously treating me and my father and mentioned confidential information from his sessions to me.

I'm also watching The Nine Lives of Chloe King, which is clearly targeted at a teen audience and based on a YA novel but is cute and fun. I don't really like Alek's "first I will be an asshole and then I will be very pushy in my flirtation with a girls who's interested in someone else and has made that clear", but I am more okay with teenagers being stupid and obnoxious than adults because they might not have learned better. (But less okay if the show decides to portray this as an okay behavior, which I can't say for certain yet.) Also, I am more okay with that sort of thing from people who are part cat, because that is totally the sort of thing a cat would do.

I read The Tempest the other day. There are some cultural issues that I don't feel like commenting on since actual scholars have probably said it much, much better than I ever could, but overall I enjoyed it. I've found that ignoring the footnotes helps my enjoyment.
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Good things about today: Might finally have an idea of who to talk to to get access to resources I need for research (after about 2 months of trying). Got fanbingo card.

Bad things about today: Bus home was forty minutes late. Mental health took a nosedive about 3 pm.
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I went back and poked at a silly crack!fic Fairy Tail/Kingdom Hearts crossover earlier today... and now it doesn't want to be crack!fic anymore. I ended up rewriting it completely from about halfway through, and now it's trying to turn into the first chapter of a longer story. Which, hey, might be fun to write. IDK. Anyway, I need to rewatch all the cutscenes involving Kairi because she's trying to talk to Erza while the boys are off being idiots, and I don't have as good a grasp on her character. Also, I need a better idea of the plot.

I was pondering the Last Order-Accelerator dynamic earlier today, trying to decide what it is about them that interests me, and noticed a pattern. Cut for rambling about character types and my head; also if you haven't seen/read <I>To Aru Majutsu no Index</I>, <I>Dresden Files</I>, or <I>Black Cat</I>, there may be spoilers )
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As the title says. I want to check out crossposting, and I'm a learn-by-doing type. For now, I think my policy is going to be that everyone gets posted on DW with original!fic locked and anything that isn't locked gets crossposted. Possibly I will change that in the future, but for now.... eh, I'm pretty sure no one but me is reading this, so hey.
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Whee! I can has Dreamwidth account! Not sure what I'll do with it, other than play [community profile] fanbingo. Possibly I will just figure out how to crosspost to lj and have identical journals. Given the amount of lj-related suckiness that's happened over the last few years, this seems like a good plan.
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