13 July 2012 @ 11:37 am
There is absolutely no way this Push fic is getting written for the [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang.

I might try to write it after FFEP gets posted and everything settles down after the little ones are back in school.  Or I'll write it for next year's [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang or [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang, assuming the challenges are going to still be going.
Current Mood: disappointed
22 May 2012 @ 11:40 am
Reason #389 why the internet is better than the phone: Writing an email/PM/Tweet/anything is astronomically easier than leaving an awkward voicemail.

I'm pretty much sure I sounded like a babbling geek.
Current Mood: embarrassed
26 April 2012 @ 01:21 pm
So, last week I did absolutely nothing fandom based--no LJ, no Tumblr, no ff.net, no AO3--you get the point.

I did some crafting, but I am one of those people are like a pinball hobbyist...I bounce from one thing to another.  Soon, I found myself a little bored.  So, I went over to Amazon and was like, "Dude, I will download me some free books!"

Now, I've had my Kindle forever so I know that the chances of finding a good book for free (that isn't a classic) is slim, but I have managed to find a few, so I figured why not?

I got some actiony-romance books, I got some a couple of YA books, I even got a fluffy book.

I read them all because I always have that hope that, maybe, just maybe, the story will improve as it continues. They were all...blah.  (Some were worse than others, but I will never bash a book by title because I know that, though I cringe at the editing errors, over-the-top clichés, and shallow characters, the author obviously cares about the world she/he created.)

There was some good that came from all that mediocre reading: I realize how lucky I am to have snagged my husband.


Because based on all the reading that I did, I realize that unless I like horses or run for a hobby, I clearly am not a Woman Who Wants a Man. 

It is obvious to me now that any man who is worth his salt has horse riding as a secret hobby.  And if you want to get close to him, then you'd better be comfortable around a horse or else he might not feel like he can open up to you the way he can with his filly.  When you go on a ride with your Love Interest, he'll finally be able to confess his burning love for you, but admit that he would only feel comfortable telling you that if he was on his Special Trail that no one* else knows about.

*except his previous lovers

Or, if you live in a suburb, then you should totally run.  This is good for several reasons: 1.) It tells your Love Interest, "Hey! I am physically fit."  And we know how important it is for chicks to care about their outside appearance. 2.) It gives you time to have Thinky Thoughts about your Love Interest! This provides an opportunity for your attraction to evolve to lust and, eventually, Desperation. 3.) It allows your Love Interest to swoop in a save the day when something goes wrong! Strange man starts talking to you during your run? Bam! Not anymore! Your Love Interest just "happens" to be walking down the street at the same time you were out for your run. Or maybe you twisted your ankle during your run! Guess who is going to drive by in his pickup truck?

Honestly, I have no idea how I even managed to catch Babe's interest.  I don't like horses and the only time I run is, um, well, never. Inspired by the quality reading, and not wanting my girls to be lonely, I signed them up for horse riding lessons AND the track team.  Now they can't say I never did anything for them.
Current Mood: devious
12 April 2012 @ 10:49 am

Last year, I had written at least 40-50k.  This year? Maybe 15k. And that's a stretch.

I've got random outlines, but the motivation is lacking.

Maybe I can bribe my muse with strawberry shortcake. *sigh*

(I am considering signing up for the [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang again so maybe that will get my muse into gear.)
Current Mood: annoyed
30 March 2012 @ 10:53 am
Piece of advice.  Never, ever, try to go back and replace old content with new stuff on ff.net.  I've got random chapters, duplicate chapters and general madness to deal with right now.

Current Mood: annoyed
21 February 2012 @ 07:16 pm
Yes, my yappichick yahoo addie has been sending out spam.

No, it wasn't me.

Changed my password. If anyone gets anything new, drop me a line.

Fail, spammers, fail.
Current Mood: aggravated
18 March 2011 @ 08:00 am
Dear LJ,

Please stop eating my notifications.

Totally annoyed,
Current Mood: annoyed
08 February 2011 @ 08:04 am

OK, is it just me or when you go to ff.net you sometimes get these "download these programs or you can't get on the site" pop ups?

Let's just say my love for AO3 has increased tenfold today. (Now if all the good writers in the fanfic world will post their stuff there. LOL)

ETA: Does anyone know how to make it to when you click on your journal entry, it looks plain and boring like this, as opposed to how posting it in your journal entry? (And, yes, the link is on the comm I run, but the layout is my co-mod's domain...)

Current Mood: aggravated
31 January 2011 @ 11:51 am
OK, so I'm trying to make a textbox of the author sign-ups for the scifbigbang and this is what happens:

Can anyone help me with telling me how to get rid of the annoying <br /> tag?

THIS is why I hate coding.

ETAL I fixed it! Woot! Disable Auto-Formatting FTW!!!
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Current Mood: pessimistic
19 January 2011 @ 10:11 am

So, I was chatting with my buddy last night when my computer suddenly froze. I was like, "Huh?" Did a force reboot and was able to get back on.  Made some kind of sarcastic remark to her about my computer protesting ten windows being open at the same time and went on with my night.  Came back a little later to see if my professor ever emailed me back (he didn't) and the computer froze. Again. 

Annoyed, I put my computer to sleep mode and walked away after I restarted it...Fast forward to this morning when I was watching Skip Heitzig and then, right in the middle of the vid, my computer FREEZES. Now I'm panicked.  Lappy is sick!

So I try restarting.


*insert mass panic now*

All I was thinking was all of my iTunes music! My pictures! And (most importantly) all of my WIPs! So, I managed to put my computer into safe mode and transfer *most* of the files I wanted (the important ones I got first) when the computer froze again. Now, well, let's just say all I get is a blue screen of death. *points to icon* No safe mode, no system restore...

So, right now I'm feeling a little like Buzz Lightyear now.

So now I'm working on Dino.  The computer from like 2002, but it works so I'm grateful for that.  

Current Mood: shocked