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( Mar. 31st, 2009 07:46 pm)

I am in a very weird mood tonight.  Very weird.  Happens once in a while.  Hmmmm.  What to do to assuage this weird mood?  Not that a weird mood is necessarily a *bad* mood, but.   Yeah.  Anyhoooooo.....

At least I remembered to call my dad tonight. \o/ So there will be no grrrrrrrrr post about him guilt tripping me.  If you remember that rant of incoherent and epic proportions, then yeah, that's what that was about.  I forgot to call him. >_<

In other news, nothing.  Nothing new at all.  This somehow became a bit of a yell-fest, so here I am, protecting you from the rantiness of it all. )

Wow, I really didn't mean for this to turn into a rant.  Must be that weird mood I'm in. *g* Yup, I'll blame it all on that.  Sounds like a plan.

*smooches to all*
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( Mar. 28th, 2009 11:51 am)
It's over, guys! Console me, for I have finally finished The Sentinel.  I watched the last episode last night, then spent a half hour on the phone with my dad, getting grief counseling.  *g*  Seriously, I know it's been off the air for ten years now, but it doesn't really feel that way to me, ya know?

In other news, I smell like a christmas tree and my hands are still sticky after washing them three times.  Yes, that's right, I've been doing yardwork.

*smooches to all*
Yep... I'm sitting here in school, doing nothing productive (not that there's really anything *to* do), and started thinking about the lastest fic I've been working on.  It was sort of a dumpage of mushy goo (don't worry, *I* know what that means) and I've been trying to figure out if it's salvageable.  And that got me thinking about how long it takes me to write just one fic, either from want of perfectionism or writer's block or lack of time or whatever.  I've only actually posted four stories online, but I have so many more.

I'm wondering if I should try to give myself a deadline, of maybe one fic per week.  But I can't figure out if that'll put undue pressure on me that I don't want, or if it'll actually help me to get things moving along.  What do you guys do?  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Other than "go at your own pace". I've got that one figured out. *g*

Should I give myself a deadline, and if so, what has worked for you/people you know?

Thanks everyone! Love you all.

*smooches to all*

It's nice to be home. :) I've been at my dad's for the past few days, and there was an extra day thrown in for him, so I've been all kerfluffled.  I'm good now, though. *g*

Joy! I received the sentinel dvd's from [ profile] starwatcher307 !  Woohoo!  I shall snuggle in and enjoy and squee over those that I haven't seen yet.  But really, I just have to say--*facepalm headdesk pshaaaw* Because after literally *weeks* of not hearing from the woman who sends me the eps online, I just checked my e-mail and found two eps sitting there waiting for me.  Today.  The very day I get them on DVD.  I mean, really.  But Joy! all around anyway, I guess the universe has just aligned for me to watch TS. :D

And yes, I *should* be working on my Othello essay that's due tomorrow.  I know this.  But really? *holds hands in measury-pose* Othello essay.  Unseen Sentinel eps.  Which would you choose?  Sleep's overrated anyway.

Oh, and my dad's ultra-conservative friend stopped over today.  Despite the residual tingles-of-righteousness that I'm always left with after talking with him, I actually really enjoy it when he visits.  I get to mildly debate things such as politics and global warming and how liberalism will be the downfall of the earth with him, and he never seems to mind when I break out into giggles at what he says sometimes.  He's quite respectful of my beliefs.  He thinks they're dead wrong, of course, and he does his fair share of head-shaking and laughing at me, but he doesn't really try to push his beliefs on me.  Yay!

Well, I guess I was just feeling a bit chatty, seeing as I've been away from the Internetz since *gasp* Sunday! O_O  Holy crap, man, that's a long time!

And WOW to the P-L and Sentinalia discussions that I missed! (I lurk only on these lists.)  But I did my fair share of fist-pumping and "go you!"-ing as I read, and thanks to those who were pro-non-biasedness based on age!  ILU!! ♥

Okay, that's it for now, I swear. *g*

*smooches to all*
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( Mar. 22nd, 2009 10:16 pm)
I love that I can read so many great stories, and think, "*That's* how it would be." with way more than one of them.

I love that I've met so many lovely, gracious, generous people, and that just through our shared love of this show and these characters, I've gotten the chance to know and form relationships with them.

I love that despite all of our differences, we can usually get over them, and have rational discussions, and broaden our horizons.

And I love that I can wax poetic about all of this, and no one will bat an eye, because it's all been said and thought before.

Hmmmm.  Seems I'm getting mushy.

*smooches to all*
Hi everyone!  How are you all doing?

I'm fine, thank you for asking. *g*  My butt's still rather sore, but I'll live. ;p 

As for writing, it's going good.  The other night another bout of midnight fic-ness hit me and I wrote for two hours straight, which is a lot for me.  I'm currently trying to see if any of what I wrote is salvageable, or if it's just a bunch of drunk-on-tiredness rambling. *g*

I've also gotten many lovely comments on Convergence at Last, and the read count on ASR3 just keeps going up.  This gives me the warm-fuzzies.

That's it for now; I hope you're all doing as well as I am.  Anything new going on?

*smooches to all*

Here's my wonderfully blabby nonsense complainy story for today.

So last night, I had my friend over.  We shall call her Jessica.  Because that's her name.  My mom was at home, too.  It so happened that I took my shower late, because we'd just gotten back from the movies.  My mom was sleeping, and Jess was lazing about on the computer.  The shower floor was not-so-innocently planning my demise.  I slipped, fell backwards onto the corner of the tub, and pulled the shower curtain rod directly on top of my head.  Ouch. 

I got up, fully expecting to have to fend off cries of "Oh, dear Katherine, are you all right?" (Okay, maybe not *quite* that. *g*)


When I finally got everything fixed and myself clean, I came out of the bathroom to find my mom snoozing away, and Jess still drowning in the Internet.

Jess: "Oh, that was you? Huh."

My mom this morning: "Oh, I thought that was in your room.  I'm sorry.  Don't forget to clean the cat pan today."


My butt hurts.

*smooches to all*
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( Mar. 18th, 2009 11:06 pm)
I just spent a whole crapload of time indulging my craving for first time fics by transferring waaaay too many of them to my flashdrive, so that I can read them on my internetless laptop.  While splashing around in them will be oh-so-fun, I'm *pretty* sure that I will eventually OD.

Oh, well.  What a way to go, right?

*smooches to all*

P.S.: Thanks to everyone who's given me such lovely feedback on Convergence at Last. You are all mucho wonderfifful!
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( Mar. 16th, 2009 01:29 pm)
I have to carry the wood in, clean up the kitchen, clean the litter pan (AGAIN--they seriously HOLD IT until I clean the dang thing), and get my stuff together to go to my dad's house.  I should probably also clean my room, at least *look* at my homework, and oh I don't know maybe, just *maybe* do something productive?

So why am I sitting here like a bump on a log?

No, seriously, I'm asking.


*smooches to all*

Edit: Stuff is done, for the most part.  Now what?
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( Mar. 15th, 2009 01:05 am)
Hmmm.  I got organized on my LJ.  I put all of my stuff into tags and such, which I've been neglecting doing for a while now. 

For me, this is almost the equivalent of a miracle, as anyone who knows my organizational skills will tell you.

I must have been really bored. *g*

*smooches to all*
Rockstar energy drinks taste like slushpuppies, but just the syrup, no ice.  O_O

Hopefully soon I will be crackling with energy and Ready To Endure the BoE meeting I have to go to tonight.

Also, I am waveringly fully determined to finish this dang short fic I've been working on, send it to betas, and be RID of it.  And then move on to procrastinating on other fics.

*smooches to all*

UPDATE: Rockstar and LMFA squeeness make me bouncy.  The meeting was a drag.  No progress on the fic as of yet.  *bounce*
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( Mar. 2nd, 2009 09:21 am)

So all this talk of pokey sticks and procrastinating gave me a bit of an idea, but this is me, so I need to know if it's workable/good/already out there. 

I thought that there should be some sort of pokey-stick community (or something) where everybody who signs up gets the name of someone to poke encourage about their writing, and in turn, their name is given to someone else.  This could probably be done partially anonymously, as long as you knew who you supposed to poke.

It could be a writer's support group kinda thingy, on a more individual basis, and maybe every month or so the names could rotate? 
This could be for any fandom, or just TS, or whatever.

So what do you guys think?  Anyone want to expand on the idea, or make it work, or am I just stupid, and it's already happening?

*smooches to all*

As if I needed it.  Every once in a while, when I brush my hair a certain way, I get to see (joy of all joys) my white hair.  I'm eighteen; I shouldn't be complaining about white hair.  But here I am.  *sigh*

*smooches to all*

The other day when reading the warnings on a fic, knowing that it was angsty, I scanned to find out if it had a happy ending. Finding no indication either way, I thought to scroll to the bottom and read the end. Gasp! When did I become *that* person? Once, I disdained those who read the end first, or at least strongly identified myself as *not* one of them. No offense intended to anyone who does read the end first, by the way.

I always just enjoyed the story, *for* the story, whether or not the end was happy. Now, I find that I have become a wimp.

From now on, I am re-dedicating myself to reading good stories, happy or not. And I will firmly squish that part of me (I suspect that this is where my muse comes from) that cringes at the hurt-with-little-comfort stories, the dark!fics, the death!fics, the *shudder*-- breakup stories.

Long live good reading!

Down with the tyranny of sugary sweetness!

*smooches to all*

School's out today for some reason-- Superintendant's Conference, I think-- and I find I have nothing to do.  But that's okay--I'm perfectly content to laze about for now.  *g*

I just wish I had some new Sentinel eps. *wistful sigh*

*smooches to all*

Edit: Okay, maybe not so delightfully after all....


off to write fic, I guess....

Grabbed from [personal profile] alyburns
OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

For using the word "crap" one time.

*hangs head*

I'm not very good at being a rotten teenager, am I?

*smooches to all*
krossero: (Default)
( Feb. 24th, 2009 07:16 pm)

The FAFSA is complete....ugh.  Took me long enough.  (for those of you who know about it, yes, I KNOW it's a lot little late to be filing it, but oh well...)

I am now relieved.

*smooches to all*
This isn't a discussion, a review, notes, or anything deep at all.  (as if it ever is, with me. :P)

I just re-watched Sentoo two, and I noticed--Incacha's speaking English, there, right there!! *points*


I know I can't be the first one to notice this, but I still go "hunh?"

*smooches to all*
krossero: (Default)
( Feb. 23rd, 2009 05:31 pm)
that says "I survived watching Sentoo".

*smooches to all*
krossero: (Default)
( Feb. 22nd, 2009 03:17 pm)
I'm nearing the end of the third season of The Sentinel.  I ♥ this show and its slashiness....really, there are points when I think, "It just doesn't GET any gayer than that!!" 

Ignore the insane fangirl.

*smooches to all*
I am officially in love with Megan Conner.  She is badass.  That is all. *bg*

*smooches to all*
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( Feb. 16th, 2009 10:03 am)
Just letting my meandering thoughts shuffle their way onto my LJ.  That's what it's here for, right?  So, thinking about my writing issues, I've come up with this Theory of The Day:  I think that a lot of my reluctance to write at the moment has to do with my style of writing vs. the type of things that I'm reading right now.  For the most part, I write fluffy bits of nothing that float away upon the winds (don't mind my weirdness today).  However, I'm not in a "fluff mood" lately, preferring to read things with actual plots, and character development, and all those wonderful things that come with Real Author-dom.  But I'm not a Real Author, IMO, because I'm just starting out, and I don't think I could do justice to a Real Story. 

So there it is, Theory # 852 (heh).....*shrugs* I'll get there eventually, I guess, but for now I stare wistfully off into the distance at the pretty, shiny status of GOOD.

Thanks for reading! *smooches all*
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( Feb. 14th, 2009 05:39 pm)

My computer went special there for a bit, sorry if I dropped a conversation with you (Private). 

Oh, and shameless plug to my most recent post: Please read if you've got tips for writing slumps.  Or not.

I am bored, and hate computers. The End.
Serious internet withdrawal is a bitch.  But, unfortunately, it is an unhealthy part of my life that occurs regularly, as my father's house does not have the Internet.  Sigh. 

However, I am now home, comfortably mired in my Livejournal, fanfics, and downloaded episodes of the Sentinel. 

Right now, I'm watching Storm Warning.  Four minutes in, and they're *so* together that it makes for squee!pants.  Life is good.

The End

P.S.-- inane ramblings are fun.

P.P.S.-- I am currently in a state of mild euphoria, so I am no longer pulling my hair out over my poor Sentinel Thursday story that went astray.  I swear, it wasn't supposed to happen, but (UGH) my freakin' muse is sooo disgustingly sappy that sometimes I just want to kick a puppy in front of her.  That'd teach her.
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( Feb. 8th, 2009 01:23 pm)
For anyone who was at the Saturday chat this last week, you'll get a kick out of this:  take a look at the virtual gift Private sent me.  LMAO!! I love that girl.  Thanks, Private!!  (We'll get good use out of it!!)  *bg*  Hehehehehehehehe
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( Feb. 7th, 2009 09:14 pm)
Oh NO!!!  I think I have the exclamation point flu!!!  They're everywhere!!!  If you see a comment from me, it'll probably be loaded with the nasty things!!!  Run away!!!  But don't worry, I don't think it's contagious!!!  That's all!!!
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( Jan. 31st, 2009 09:59 am)
I just realized that I haven't been on Myspace for like a month, and while that's not really a problem, the thing is, it's the only place where I can keep track of some of my friends.  They have been neglected. :(  Bad Katherine!
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( Jan. 28th, 2009 09:22 am)
Woohoo!  Snow day today!  In the long run, it'll stink, because it's taking away from our spring vacation, but for now, I'm going to enjoy it.  Aside from the obvious chores that come from a whole day at home with my mom *rolls eyes* I've got nothing else to do, so I'll be happily wallowing in the Sentinel fandom, reading, watching, and squeeing lots.  And maybe I'll actually finally get that fic done that I've been working on....
and I'm sorta surprised.

ramblings on my writing )
Whew! Almost three hours of TS, slashiness, and FUN!  I had a ball, and met some lovely people!  For those of you who were there, I look forward to talking to you next week!
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( Jan. 19th, 2009 09:25 am)
who have seen all or most of The Sentinel, which was your favorite season and why?
Read below the cut if you dare!
Read more... )

But now that I've seen the first season of the sentinel on dvd, I'm thinking about the other seasons.   Read more... )
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( Jan. 14th, 2009 10:17 pm)

Okay, so I'm into fanfiction from The Sentinel, and that's why I got a LJ.  Read more... )