current mood: amused
Just when I think I am so over pirates.
and, best way to eat chestnuts:
Cut them in half, place nut side down on paper plate and microwave for two minutes, depending on how many, a handful is two minutes. They get warm and soft and just slip right out of their shells, and they are so potatoey and excellent.
So, I get to be an alternate recapper at fandomtalk.com! (It's the kinder, gentler approach to recapping) I still read TWOP, I mean, everyone does, but TWOP doesn't recap Numb3rs and they just started recapping Supernatural and Grey's Anatomy, so I was going to fandomtalk.com for those shows all year. Plus, I love some shows that just wouldn't survive at TWOP; I'm mostly talking about Numb3rs here. I love Numb3rs but I know that it is just plain silly sometimes. TWOP would tear it apart like sharks would a ketchup covered baby.
Anyway, my first assignment is an actual episode of Numb3rs, so yay! I hope I don't have to do the one about child pornography, because I jdon't know any jokes about child pornography.
Wow. I should do NanoWriMo every month. Not because I'm doing so well with my novel, but because I've generated, seven ideas for stories that I'm really hopeful about, and I've made breakthroughs with two old stories.
When my brain wants me to procrastinate about something, it can be very devious, even doing actual work to get me to slack. I think I'm going to try to do well with my word count today, and then work on short stories on my next day off. No, no, NO. I should work with the stupid novel and take notes on the damn stories. Maybe I can work on them next month.
Furuba- I totally forgot to read the last four chapters (98-101), and they were kind of important. I can't believe we finally found out what Shigure's BIG SEKRIT is. I totally thought the mangaka was bluffing for the last one hundred chapters there, but I was wrong, that was pretty good. Good job, Furuba-mangaka-whose-name-I-forgot-God-I'v
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I recced what I thought of as Darkfic over in rayne_shippers, because phatgirly expressed an interest, so I mentioned the two that were posted last October, The Living by inlovewithnight and then Broken Like Dolls by aliaspiral which is as dark as you could hope for, although not actually shippy at all.
There's Indelicate , which is dark in that, this is one of the fics referred to below, where Jayne is pretty much forced into the liason, and is not happy about it. And Seeing Eyes would be another one of those.
And I'm going to include Utopia because it's good and dark and, if you're a rayneshipper, solid Pre-Rayne...
Actually, in my mind, not only is that solid pre-Rayne, but it should really be the jumping off point for an entire Crazy Jayne AU. In fact, that would be awesome if only because our girl River could quote Yeats. Dammit. It could be so fun, they could bond over how they've both been tortured out of their brainpans! It wouldn't even be all that dark, after the initial Crazening of Jayne. It could even be kinda cute, in a psychotic killer sort of way...oh, dear lord. Maybe it could be difficult because...well, crazy River has a very specific and sort of annoying voice, and Crazy Jayne would have to sound like...I don't know, man. Also, I mean, they're both crazy killer weapons? They wouldn't contrast with one another quite as prettily. It could be fun for a short story though. And it could be dark as hell, if they, you know, killed the whole rest of the crew and took over Serenity, and wandered the universe, crazier and scarier than Reavers. Could be a Crazy Reaver Romance. Ok, I just squicked myself.
Though I am about...two...no, let's be honest, four thousand words behind on my NanoWriMo novel, I find myself totally reading communities and websites which I vowed to ignore all month.
I am like some sort of super idiot.
Not only that, but I've started two other stories which have nothing to do with the novel, just, I all of a sudden am getting ideas for stories which I do not have time to write. I sure as hell don't have time to write fan fiction...beautiful, delicious fan fiction...or READ IT. Nor do I have time to comment FOR AN HOUR at rayne_shippers.
I am like some sort of super idiot.
Okay, so it's like, day four of NanoWrimo and I'm already stymied. I'm only at 5000 words and I need to be at 8000 by the end of the day. I can do that easy though, if I stay in tonight.
On the other hand, I'm right on schedule for firefly50. Some of the icons suck, but I'm at 28. Five a day is working out, but oh lord, I need to not look at screencaps anymore. Or I need to search out some Hi-res ones. I'm so sick of the Screen blend! On the other hand, curves layers are still blowing my mind.
Also, an old "friend", really a "frenemy", has discovered my friendster account and wishes to be friended, which will mean that all of his friends, who are also my frenemies, will be notified as to my friendster presence. I'm too old to care about this sort of thing, but then, I'm too old for a lot of things that I still do on a daily basis.
NanoWrimo! It's still fun. But the second day is always still fun. The whole first week should really be. And I find myself procrastinating like you wouldn't believe. I actually started a second story, for no reason whatsoever.
I still have to finish my quota for today, so far I have:
3,021 / 50,000