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In Which I Try to Be Organized

 Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have absolutely horrid organizational skills. Actually, that's not true. I can be very organized and it makes perfect sense; my problem, instead, lies in staying organized. I just can't do it. Nevertheless (as I always seem to do come the start of a new semester), I am going to attempt, once again, to organize myself.

Today was all about fandom and I have made lists, which I shall share with you if you so wish.

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Wow. That... is going to take me a while, but it'll be fun. I fully expect life and school to get in my way. But, I posted less than 24 hours after my previous post and that was my intention. Next time expect some sort of actual fandom-ness or ficcage. Now, to bed, since I have to wake up for work in about five and a half hours.

Rejoice! for Technology Reigns Once Again!

I come bearing great news; in fact, I believe this may be "fantastic" or "unbelievably stupendous" news. I... have (finally) bought a new computer to replace my dearly, departed laptop. I know, I know; it's been over a year. I pay for my own schooling and I only have a part-time job, so it's been a long time before I could save up enough for something worth the money.

Anyway, this means that now I can (once again: finally) become more active on lj, like I've been promising to do since I first started this journal, and stop lurking like a creepy guy skulking about near school playgrounds. Also, I can work on fandom stuff such as fic-writing and fic-reading. Great joy is welling within me. Either that or my dinner doesn't agree with me.

So... expect more postings in the future (not that anyone reads this, anyway), especially since I have fic on my To-Do List as well as re-watching/reading all of my numerous fandoms.

Bye!

Stargate Universe-- Before


Okay, I'm giving in. I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I am a huge Stargate fan. I've watched it since the very first episode of Stargate: SG-1 and I continued on to Stargate: Atlantis (so awesome).

Needless to say, I am wary of Stargate: Universe. The abrupt cancelation of SG-A while they continued with a new show has left a bad taste in my mouth because I seriously miss John and Rodney and the rest of the lot. I don't really see the point of a new show.

Nevertheless, I was wary of SG-A, too, but that turned out to be my favorite of the SG series (even if SG-1 will always be my first love). I have therefore decided to give SG-U a chance. They have one season to convince me that it's worthy my time and no more. One season.

So... while I wait for it to load so I can watch the first two episodes, I have decided to mention my worries before I watch it. I want good, solidly formed (and acted) characters, a decent plot (plot can always be improved on, after all), and proper continuation of the stargate canon. *sigh* I expect less.

Anyways, it's done loading so I'm going to watch it now. Wish me luck.

Back Again

My laptop's still... comatose, but I've commandeered my mother's school computer in the meantime. Fun.

Anyways, I have a goal! I am going to finish all of my fanfics by the end of the summer. Hopefully. I really would like to finish something longer than three chapters at some point or another. Maybe I'll even manage to finish the first draft of my original story.

One can hope.

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I Was Right


-sigh-

I was right.  Technology does hate me.  Once again, my laptop has died.  On my birthday, of all days.  Yes, yes, it's all very sad, and it does happen, but my computer isn't even two years old, it's just over a year old, in fact.

Why does this happen to me?

And, to make things even worse, my backup thumbdrive, the one with all of my NaNo story and my fanfics is corrupted and I can't access any of it.  So, aside from what I've actually posted on fanfiction.net before, I have none of my stuff, and it sucks.

So I'm stuck nicking my friends' and family's computers when they won't notice, which means unpredictable and probably ranting posts when I can manage it.

Wonderful.

(Also, I apparently can't type properly.  I typed "even" instead of "event" in the previous entry.  I'm sure I'll get better... maybe.)

The Insanity is Over


Well... the increase in my insanity is over.  NaNoWriMo is complete for this year and I, surprisngly enough, won.  It was something around 53,000 words or so; I can't remember the exact numbers because I finished around two or three minutes before the deadline.  Yay for procrastination. 

However, even though I may have won, the last half of my story-- how do I put it?-- sucks.  Not only did I go way far away from where I'd meant (and needed) to go, but I found a gaping plot hole.  It's a fantasy-type world, but, sad as it may be, I don't know the rules of magic.  Yes, I know, it seems a rather obvious mistake to make, but I was tired and I'm pretty sure I figured I would just make it up later.

I will never make that mistake again.

I've mostly fixed it, but I still have to rewrite the last 27,000 words and actually finish it.  Hopefully, I'll manage it before the year is over.  I also made a huge change in how the government works, and that actually really helped with the plot.

I thought I might address the Very Important Event (yes, it needs to be capitalized) that occured on November 4th.  My brother had his birthday.

 

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Right... so, that's it as far as updates for now.  Maybe I'll have time for more later.


I Think I May Be Hallucinating

I am so behind.  No, really.  I don't even think I'm halfway to the point I'm supposed to be, which is sad.  Do you see my icon over there?  Yes, well, I actually typed that at one point (I'd meant to write "intelligent") and, sadly, considered keeping it because it upped my word count.  It's shameful.

Right... anyways... I should probably, well, focus and what-not so I'm going to go and write, or attempt to, at the very least.

Bye.

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Everyday Woes


I have a serious problem with technology. You see, I grew up with computers and what-not, but I *looks around cautiously* still prefer books and paper.

I know, I know. It's outdated, and probably environmentally unfriendly. (I don't even want to consider how much paper waste I go through with my horrible preference for writing everything out by hand first and printed newspapers and magazines. Well, at least it's stuff like Newsweek and Time, with some substance.) Nevertheless, I do see the appeal in a nice, new book, or a filled notebook, or a huge library.

The problem is: I think my computer(s) know it.

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Moving on.... I have shamelessly convinced a few of my friends to join me in doing NaNoWriMo this year. Instead of selling my soul, I (sometimes I think, stupidly) agreed to help them come up with ideas or plot or whatever. And, since they're busy with, you know, school and stuff and I seem to be using a lot of text messages to "help" them, I've decided to at least attempt to write some sort of. . . guide, if you will here. That way I can just point them to this site if it's just generic help they're looking for.

Disclaimer: This is in no way the advice of a professional. I'm just someone who writes all the time (really, I'm not joking about that. I feel uncomfortable without a writing utensil and paper-like material). I have never been paid for my writing and I've only been published either one or two times (and once it was poetry and I was six... and it was about snow, which I had never seen before.)

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Okay... now that I've completely bored you all with my musings, I'm gonna take off. Bye.

The Debate


Look: I'm posting again and it hasn't even been 24 hours, yet.  (At least, I think it hasn't.)  Anyways, I'm sitting here watching the Presidential Debate (missed the first showing, sadly enough) and I thought I might want to document some of my, I dunno, thoughts or what-not.  After all, this is my first vote, as a new American adult (I cringe at the horrid word).

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It's not definite; but that's where I'm leaning.  Feel free to try to convince me otherwise; just, please, don't be stupid about it.
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Okay, sorry, my rant's over.  Bye.

Fail


*Sigh*  I am a failure.  I couldn't even manage to do one entry as I had planned.  You know, that once-a-week thing?  Therefore, I fail at life.  It's embarassing.

Right... so continue my record of idiocy, I've also joined NaNoWriMo.  I had heard about it in previous years, but this is the first time I've plucked up the courage to actually join.  On the up side, I've also gotten a couple of my friends to join along with me.

So, that's all I've got for now.  Um, bye.

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