So tired

Oct. 20th, 2017 10:08 pm
apollymi: Hotaru skipping happily, text reads "The Hotaru-verse is a shiny and fluffy place with skipping" (SDK**Hotaru: It's a skipping happy unive)
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I feel like I might as well make a series of this, because that does seem to be all I've got to talk about right: how damn tired I am. I seem to lack the ability to stay awake long enough to even type up this journal post. Which is pretty sad, I'm thinking, based on how short it is.

So I think I'm going to drag my ass back the hall and lay down in my bed instead of one end of the couch.
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Okay I am caught up on Discovery, pls link me to your posts that I have previously skipped to avoid Teh Spoilarz.

the quorn show )

I still won't tank in dungeons

Oct. 20th, 2017 01:58 am
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But the Headless Horseman? Oh, yes, I will take those instantly-popping queues tanks get, thank you VERY much.

20 minutes for Team Hunter (aka DPSx2) to get in to kill the Horseman. Instant for Team Monk (aka tank+healer) and Team Baby Monk (aka level 107 tank and 105 healer).

And then I keybound my insta-cast flying mount and took my max level tank out to Undercity, prepared to die for the honor of the Alliance as I doused the Horde wickerman while PVP flagged...and there was no one there. I can't remember another Hallow's End where the Horde weren't lying in wait for people who came to douse the wickerman. Most years, it's been a matter of creeping around as a ghost trying to find a spot where I wouldn't be noticed until dousing fluid was thrown and then corpse running my way out, but this year...nothing.

Guess everyone is on Argus.

the hell

Oct. 19th, 2017 11:47 pm
apollymi: Blank background, text reads "Some days the body count will exceed your word count. And that's okay" (Text: Body count vs. word count)
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I have no idaa what happened to my afternoon and evening. I'm pretty sure I feel like I drifted in and out of word-free naps all afternoon and evening, sometime almost awake, most of the it.

Now, though, as much as I hate to admit it, I'm drifting off again, despite a nap this afternoon, despite everything, I'm still exhausted. I'm giving a lot of thought to going on to bed, since tomorrow will be a very,

Yeah, I think that's what I'm going to do. It's a shit plan, but it works by me. Good night, all.

So tired

Oct. 18th, 2017 10:04 pm
apollymi: Grumpy kitten, text translates to "the Kitten of Death has you in sight" (Kitten: K├Ątzchen des Todes)
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Okay, I'm so damn tired that I fell asleep when I got home from work and slept until 9:30 this evening. I'm going to bed without any food besides popcorn on my stomach, which is not going to be good once I take my evening pills, but it was just too much to try to think of actually cooking at that time of night. I keep thinking that I'm gonna start stocking microwave stuff for occasions like tonight, but I'm realistic enough to know that I would end up eating the microwave food on a lazy night, instead of an 'whoops, I've overslept through my nap' night. If that makes any kind of sense. I'm not sure that it actually does.

Either way, though, I'm getting ready for bed now and getting ready to lay back down. Good night, all.

I have a narrative "thing"

Oct. 18th, 2017 06:02 pm
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[personal profile] dragovianknight
For tank/DPS combos*. This grows more obvious the more I try to brainstorm this years NaNoWriMo project.

Also, if I didn't hate the mechanics/stats side of it, I would totally write litRPG. But even in my gaming, I want less fussing with stats, not MORE.

*I blame [personal profile] darthneko and I swapping to monk mains this expac. One brewmaster plus one windwalker will rip through anything, including heroic dungeons. Sadly, we can't yet duo current-content raids, or the bullshit quests that keep sending me to Emerald Nightmare would be done already.

"Water", The Who

Oct. 17th, 2017 10:30 pm
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The foreman over there hates the gang,
The poor people on the farms get it so rough,
Truck drivers drive like the devil,
The policemen they're acting so tough.

They need water
Good water
They need water
And I'm sure there isn't one of us here
Who'd say no to somebody's daughter
(scattered shouts) "No!" "No!" "No!" "No!" "No!"

The foreman over there hates the gang
The poor people on the farms get it so rough
Truck drivers drive like the devil
The policemen they're acting so tough
They need water
Good water
They need water
And maybe somebody's daughter

Indian Lake is burning
The New York skyline is hazy
The River Thames is turning dry
The whole world is blazing!
We need water
Wow yeah good water
Ooh we need water
And maybe somebody's daughter

Ah gimme, gimme good water
Ah gimme gimme gimme good water
Ah gimme good water
Please don't refuse me, mister,
I seen your daughter at the oasis
And I'm beginning to blister!

My Chevrolet just made steam
Your crop is laying foul
My grass skirt's lost its green
I'm alive but I don't know how
I need water
Good, good water
They need water

Gimme gimme gimme good water,
Wow, gimme gimme gimme good water,
Gimme gimme gimme good water,
Come on, gimme gimme gimme...

Early but

Oct. 17th, 2017 10:52 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
[personal profile] apollymi
It's sort of early for me, but I'm so damn tired that I might end up going to bed pretty soon. I'm not sure why I'm so tired, but damn, I really, really am. Then again, it might have something to do with the fact that I'm just about the only one at the office who isn't actually sick. How much longer that will go on, I don't know, but I can't afford to take any more sick time. I'm already going to burn through all that I have with the appointments and surgery next month.

I'm grateful that this didn't happen until I started at this job with insurance, but it's bringing through my available leave hours like no one's business. I mean, granted, I don't have many, but still, what I do have is about to all be gone by the end of the year. At least two of my appointments are after the break starts, so I don't have to use leave for them.

But mostly I'm going to be glad not to be bleeding all the time. Seriously, all the time. It's gotten to the point where I don't even tell my coworkers that I'm going to the bathroom. I just say "I'm going to go check the crime scene," and they know what I mean. Well, not Richard, because the four of us women try to shield him a bit, and not Chris, because he's the boss and never there, but still. LaTrease, Glynda, Anastasia, and I know what "the crime scene" means. It's become office code already.

I'm just so off in la-la land right now that it's almost funny. I want to be writing. I have ideas for writing. I have a bit of actual fluff going... instead of the pain and angst I've usually got going. But no, I'm too tired to do anything even vaguely effective for writing. I've had a relatively cramp-free set of days, and apparently that leads to fluff. I know, when I'm cramping or changing pads every hour or two, that's when I end up torturing characters. Oh my gods, but do I end up torturing characters. I've had entire verses spun out of how badly the cramps suck, where I end up tormenting characters more than is right or proper. (And thus the Worst Case Scenario verses were born. FYI.)

And yeah, I'm so out of it. I'm just gonna finish this up and go throw myself at my bed. So long, my freaky darlings.

Lazy day off (again)

Oct. 15th, 2017 10:57 pm
apollymi: Hicks' face, faded icon, text reads "If in doubt, NUKE IT" (Aliens**Hicks: Nuke the site from orbit)
[personal profile] apollymi
I like typing those words. I really do. I enjoy having quiet days where we don't do much of anything. Those are really nice, especially when we both have the same days to do nothing. Those don't happen too often, sadly enough. In fact, it only happened today because [personal profile] katsuko called out of Mirko. Yeah, we need the money, but she needs a day completely off work where neither of us have to get up and do anything.

The most we did today was trade in our old iPhones for the new 8+ ones. Honestly, it took three stops, but we now have the phones we've been wanting. So much room... It might actually take me a hot minute to fill this thing up... but probably not that long.

[personal profile] katsuko starts her new schedule/position at IKEA tomorrow, so she'll be going in to work at 6:30, which is about halfway between her two former usual times to go in. It's going to be interesting, figuring out the exact time we need to leave Roswell by to get to Midtown Atlanta on time now. Probably around 5:45? Which is better than 5:15 or 5:00... but not as nice as leaving at 6:00 or 6:10.

And yeah, that's about all I've got. I'm going to go back to writing for a little bit and then go on to bed. Good night, all.

I <3 Saturdays

Oct. 14th, 2017 11:42 pm
apollymi: Kaiba and Bakura, close up on faces, text reads "Don't fear the reaper" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Don't fear the reape)
[personal profile] apollymi
Honestly, yeah, seriously, I love my Saturdays. I love having the day off work. And this Saturday, I didn't even have to do edits on manga. That... makes me ridiculously happy. I'm a bit sick of typing the words "Squeaky Mouse-san" right now. More than "a bit", truth be told, but what can you do? It's money. Granted, only a little bit of money, but still, money.

I'm still managing to make words happen, which is a good thing, as far as I'm concerned. But as for tonight, I think I'm going to go ahead and throw myself at my bed. Good night, all.

Tooting No Award's horn

Oct. 15th, 2017 09:02 am
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The proper grown-up blog I share with [personal profile] yiduiqie has been linked from some amazing places in the last month, and I just want to document it for posterity and ego boosting:
  • The New Yorker linked to our 2015 post about the sinister subtext of Thomas the Tank Engine. Yes, that New Yorker. Ain't no thang. *hairflip*
  • (That article was then shared at BoingBoing, where the comments were filled with nerds taking our silly post very seriously indeed.)
  • BookRiot's crime fiction podcast discussed our post on why we're not supporting the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries film Kickstarter, and our earlier post (linked in our recent one) about the racism in the books and TV series, and how it's something that non-Australians seem to overlook.
  • The podcast included a wonderful bit where the hosts were like, "Well, these Australian ladies say the books are problematic, but we wanted to make up our own mind, so we read one each." But they chose the books at random, and had the misfortune to end up with Blood and Circuses, The One With The Infamous Clown Sex. (If you watched the series -- which I really love, when it's not being incredibly racist -- you should take a moment to appreciate the lack of clown sex. Really.) Anyway, they concluded that, yes, the books are very bad in terms of exotifying and othering people of non-Anglo backgrounds, but they're also just not well-written and ... bad. Which is fair. 
  • And The Monthly, an Australian publication whose essays and articles appeal to flat white-sipping inner-city lefties (so, me), linked to our first Discovery post in an article about angry, racist nerds complaining that Trek is "suddenly" appealing to an "SJW" agenda.
  • (I am extremely proud to get the word "feelpinions" into The Monthly, BUT I also wonder if my use isn't a bit defensive, ie, no one can accuse me of being emotional, irrational or otherwise a silly lady fan if I say it first. Am I putting myself at a disadvantage by emphasising that my posts are reactions, not reviews, and that my opinions derive from my emotions? On the other hand, what is television for but to elicit an emotional reaction?)
Finally, here is this week's Discovery post, which I almost didn't share because it wasn't wholly positive and ... IDK, I guess I've become protective of this ridiculous show, and don't want to play into the narrative of it being The Worst. On the other hand, it made some Bad Choices this week, along with some better ones. (And I note that the dude reviewers who have decried it as being The Worst really liked this episode, which only reassures me that I'm on the right track.)


Oct. 13th, 2017 11:36 pm
apollymi: Animated, Roy sparks the lighter, no text (FMA**Roy: Set the world aflame)
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Today, I'm having a TFIF (thank fuck it's Friday) moment, at least now that the day is over. I didn't think it was ever going to end, truth be told. Today at work, after all, was one of those days where people were only left alive because murder is illegal, if that says anything about how it went. (And about how well the 800mg ibuprofen was helping the pain I was in.)

Anyway, yeah, TFIF. I'm intending on enjoying my weekend... and I'm going to start with some sleep right now. Good night, all.

Writerly things

Oct. 13th, 2017 03:36 pm
dragovianknight: a woman spans fire filled with fanciful shapes from one hand to the other (Writing - Telling Tales by the Fire)
[personal profile] dragovianknight
The good: I have a solid idea for the short story I want to write for the Fell Beasts and Fair anthology.

The bad: Said idea came with enough backstory for a novel (or three)...IF I had the skill to plot and write the backstory properly, which I do not. And even if I did, the novel would suffer from a raging case of genre confusion, with elements of classic sword and sorcery, political intrigue, and icky romance cooties.

But the short story idea should work, if I can get it done by the November 1 deadline.

In other news, I have become mostly nocturnal, with my prime sleeping time between 7am and 1:30pm, and my prime writing time between 3am and 5am. IDEK.

Something quick again

Oct. 12th, 2017 10:52 pm
apollymi: Hudson freaking out, text reads "Game over, man. Game over". I find this completely realisitc for the situation (Aliens**Hudson: Game over man! Game ove)
[personal profile] apollymi
I'm kinda tired, despite napping when I got home, so I'm going to make this entry really short and head on to bed, seeing as how I have a full day tomorrow, since I'm opening for Glynda, as she will be out. (She's going to the Garth Brooks concert tonight, so that means she can't be in tomorrow somehow. I don't pretend to understand.)

I'm listening to a hoot outside somewhere. It's disturbing the hell out of Luci, because she's trying to find where the sound is coming from. It's sort of adorable, in a goofy Luci way.

And yeah, I think that's about all I've got. I'm going to finish getting my 1000 words for the day, and then I'm going the hell to bed. Later, all.

A fanfic recommendation

Oct. 12th, 2017 06:37 pm
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[personal profile] maureenlycaon_dw
You don't even know how thoroughly recommended! ;)

Vengeance, by darthneko (World of Warcraft: Legion)

Anduin as a Shadow Priest. Magnificent, disturbing, haunting, it deserves all these adjectives and more. One of the finest WoW fanfics it has ever been my privilege to read. Go treat yourself to it right now.

Friendly advice

Oct. 12th, 2017 05:30 pm
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[personal profile] maureenlycaon_dw
If your parents still have old books or possessions from your childhood that once seemed to create another world for you when you were a kid, you might consider getting them back while you still can. I'm just sayin'. ;)

Self Care Comes in Many Forms

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