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I have been busy lately. Like, actually getting out of the house and doing things. The term has started back, so Tuesday I was back out to photo editing. Wednesday I tagged along with a cert 2 conservation group to Limeburners' Bay, took heaps of photos, and accompanied the group back to the classroom. Thursday I thought was going to be Horticulture, but the class actually starts back up next week. So I took some photos of where Rosewall Primary school used to be, and walked back. And I've still mostly gotten my writing done around that.

I got asked if I wanted to actually do the cert 2, and I am seriously thinking about it. It started off that I'd been asked if I would enjoy it and I thought it sounded interesting but I wasn't sure, so I went to check it out. And Limeburners' is cool. It's actually not far from where I live, and it's so unusual. It's a salt marsh, I think, and it used to be a lagoon before they dredged some of it so they could build a yacht club there. And it's... very much the opposite of what we still think of as a beautiful landscape- the natives plants are more often brown or red or gold or silvery than green, and the landscape is flat and smells of salt from the sea, and the area where the mangroves grew smelled like sulphur, but when you are actually there, it is a beautiful place. We carry so much of the mythical European ideal landscape of greenery as far as the eye can see with us that we can't see how beautiful the landscape before us actually is until we go and look with our eyes and not our cultural baggage.

Not dead

Jul. 14th, 2011 05:39 pm
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I haven't been on for a looong time. I think it was a combination of playing Okami again, dad's computer playing up and mum's restarting itself randomly every so often, and getting head-deep in rewriting Chained in NaNoWriMo style. (I'm on 20k. It's cool, but I'm edging onto problems where my style doesn't mesh with the 'all wordcount, all the time' style of nano. I'm holding off editing until I either win or hit failure point, just to kind of prove to myself that I can do nano. Or die trying.).

Links, for personal reference, but if you guys think they look interesting...

haikujaguar- the three Micahs (on art/creative business)- why a day job is good

Walking on Broken Glass webcomic- first page Nicked from Lupa
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Yesterday I was helping build a food forest at a primary school. It's like a veggie garden, except there's fruit trees and herbs and veggies as well. And the second I got home, I had a long hot shower because my muscles were Not Happy. My muscles are still a tad whiney today, but not as much as last night. And it's different muscles doing the complaining.

~

I could go see X-men: Origins with the Continuum crew, which will almost certainly leave me stuck at a train station somewhere in geelong at 8 o'clock at night, and either hope my parents are home so I can ask for a ride or get a taxi back.

Okay, I just put in for it. We'll see how it goes.

~

Doctor Who: The Almost People- There were parts of this I thought were brilliant, and parts that sucked, and parts that are either internally inconsistent or completely awful. Spoilers )

teevee...

Jun. 3rd, 2011 12:13 pm
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I think that every single person I know who is into specfic likes it for a different reason, and a different reason from me. Sometimes its disconcerting, but really, diversity is awesome. 



I have finished season 3 of Torchwood. It was very awesome. And contains spoilers for all of season 3. )

Season 4 is going to be interesting. It's possible that they have an entirely new cast. Though they probably are going to have a Jack. Because, dude, Jack.



Doctor Whom- the rebel flesh- I had an almost-emotion connection with what was going on, but it didn't quite work for me. The concept was awesome, but I think they jumped from 'what the heck?' to 'kill them all' too quickly.

I think the next episode will mostly look like a capture the flag paintball fight, without the paintballs. And with a body count.



Sanctuary is... I'm still gettting the hang of it. It seems to do well with balancing arc plots with self contained episodes. For the upside, it has chicks who kick arse, the team alien isn't the non-white-person stand in, and they seem to look at stuff other shows of this type ignore. also, interesting use of CG- there was at least one room that was completely CG, I guess because it was easier to have someone make the CG set and greenscreen the characters than build the set and keep it somewhere.
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Lilith Saintcrow makes me feel like I'm not the only scatterbrained person in the universe I've never been that bad, but the closest to that kind of run I've ever been in maybe 4000 words over two days, and not writing all day every day coz the writing's running to the finish. But I am normally fairly scatterbrained.

I've been out most of the day- gardening class first, and then over to the other community centre because they had a festival thing on. Just kind of tired. Need brains. Mmmm, brains.
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It's been.. two weeks? I think? since I've been on here. That's no good at all! I'll have to fix it.

Slightly tired right now, job hunting and taking an online test for one of the applications. And hungry. Hungry is no good.

*fixes hungry* Vienna bread, nom!

I have been writing 1000 words a day since last thursday, and writing in the morning and evening. I've figured out that I write about 500 words an hour when I'm not stuck. My not make it today, though :(
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This guy is using other people's artwork without their consent. A- don't buy off him, and B- it might be worth checking to see if he's listed anything based on your art or the art of someone you know.
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I finished A Star Shall Fall by Marie Brennan a couple of days ago.

It was made of yay. Due to authorial toying-with-the-reader, and also the new Prince of Stone, who is kind of adorable.

It was less brain-eaty than the earlier books, which I think might be because the language is getting more modern, and maybe also because it was less history-intensive- the real-world history involved is mostly DOOM!COMET OF DOOM!

I much liked it.

Also, if I tried posting this the day I'd read it, I'd be trying to hint at spoilers without actually being spoilery, and probably giving away too much. Today, I have not, although I still think it would be fun to read someone the epilogue quote while they're halfway through the novel, just to see how much freakoutage it would cause as they go on.

...I just realised something about another nuance of the epilogue quote. And that it's basically meant to cause said freakoutage where it is in the book, if one is in the right frame of mind, which I wasn't.

Anyway, coolness.
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I've been kind of up and down lately. And spending large amounts of time on the playstation, which isn't helping. I've been having days where I felt like I could take on the world, and then days when I'm just... nothing. Today's a better day- I decided I was going to try to go to Bendigo next week- its more than time I went back, and I haven't seen Sharron and Laura for literally years. Doing productive things helps a lot.

Also, triple j gave me a present this morning, sort of- just after my alarm went off this morning, they played Daniel by Bat for Lashes. It's 80s awesome.

I still haven't started on that stack of books from the library.

Blossom has just come and asked for pats, and she has styrofoam on her nose! And is barking at the singing computer.
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I told mum that I stopped caring so much about what other people thought of the way I dressed, when I could never figure out how to do it 'right'. My hair never lay flat, any shirt I didn't tuck in would eventually bring on an asthma attack, nothing matched and anything that looked fashionable  was uncomfortable.

On one hand, I still occasionally have girls (and it has always been girls) say really rude things about what I'm wearing. On the other, it's sort of a blessing in disguise, that I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't so I chose which made me happier.
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We had a dishwasher installed today. I intend on refusing to use it as much as possible :)

Last night me and mum were working at the Meredith music festival, from 6pm until 2am. We got there late due to communication issues

Cutting because today I have teh brains- warning for alcohol itself being gross )

Also, tiredy.

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I need to get off now, but this quote is awesome, both philosophically and brain food wise. Also possibly a bit offensive to Christians, though.

Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today. -- Lawrence Krauss


It may have been nicked from [personal profile] ariestess 
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I think LJ and DW broke my brain a bit yesterday. Not only 'Noooooo, cyclone Yasi is ginormous and pissed off, but there were bushfires in western Victoria as well. And an author writing that they can't quit their day job because it gives them health insurance which is prohibitively expensive elsewise (stabs US healthcare system with a rusty spork. What kind of country can't take care of its ill?) And Egypt. :(

Not much of anything lately, just too much tvtropes.org. Way too much. Also, drew a map for a short story because I feel like I need more background detail to make things real, and it will be useful for terrain and being able to figure out why these two places are at war. Which I did during this week's episode of NCIS because it was boring as.
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Basment cat thread at Hoyden Around Town. I liked it the first time I sawded it and... yeah. I also very much like basement cat. My favourite is the 'he haded brains, but we ated them' one.

Tobias Buckell on Ebook Piracy It's a good thinky post.

I need to go refuel my brain now. Or go eats some. Mmmm, brains.
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Post of doom has just been temporarily withdrawn due to length and being random. Also for containing prompts that are better off being expanded upon before being posted :) I'm sure you could live without paragraphs such as 'Doctor Who' and 'Skellig' and 'Christmas was fun and kind of insane.'

And we have heaps of cans of soft drink left over from hosting both sides of the family here.

I'm in a trying stuff phase of teh Paganism. It's better than the alternative, which is nothing for years on end because I don't know what would be good to do or how I should do it.
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The news is making me sad. Go away news. You suck. Go on, choo!

Mum caught me singing 'the hymn of the fayth' from Final Fantasy 10 this morning when I thought she was out. I'm kind of amused more than anything. She said she wasn't sure it was me because I was singing in tune :D

I love hearing 'Raise Your Glass' being played on the radio. It makes my little heart happy.
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I didn't watch the 7:30 Report very often, but the few times I did I loved watching Kerry O'Brien cut through any spin politicians attempted to pull. He's one of my all time favourite interviewers, and I'll miss seeing him around and hearing that he's made yet another politician make a fool of themself.
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Apparently Agora opened in Australia recently (Or, it was reviewed in At the Movies last night). I really, really want to see it. I might go up to Cinema Nova.

Also, a piece of code that should be easy-as-pie in Flash isn't cooperating *sigh*
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This morning I thought I was going to finish off this draft of Chained, but I got distracted and didn't end up doing much work on it. I'll probably finish it on tuesday.

I think I should maybe get my own internet. Because the computers connected to the net are now in the front room, they feel more public, oddly enough, and I'm less happy to be on the internet when people can call out to you from the next room. But spending less time on the net has been a good experience too. I feel like I'm doing more. Kind of.

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