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Just rambling on... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Just rambling on...
It's raining and dreary still. What happened to October? It's generally a good month, with lots of color. Now, we're at eight days straight of this. Yawn.

I beta'd and put together chapter six of Shades, and was pleased that it holds together as a unit better than it did in three separate pieces. I think my problem in chapter seven was that it's been so long in my head since the Dementor attack that I've sort of moved ahead of it mentally, but not really dealt with it narratively, which means I think I finally have my angle on the next section. (Whew.)

A part of me regrets not doing a drabble booth at TWH, but then again, it was all handwritten, and, well, my handwriting is pretty illegible when I'm in a hurry. I did two writing challenges, scribbled on notepaper and painstakingly printed onto the entry forms, and those hurt my hand. And... well, I'm a wuss. :p On the other hand, watching the art challenges--"Will draw anything, no questions asked"--made me realize that it would have been a challenge. Could I really write a Dobby/Lucius MPreg drabble if I were in a position where I needed to? I just don't know. I'm not sure I want to know, but it does kind of smack of wussing out to not find out. (And no, I'm not going to follow this up by doing Dobby/Lucius MPreg. I can't even wrap my brain around the idea of Lucius carrying Dobby's child. Though maybe a house elf can be used to make the job of the lady of the manor easier?)

It turns out that I have a lot of vacation time backed up (again--it's a free benefit for employers, I think, as there's never a handy time to take it when it won't be inconvenient for anyone!), so maybe I'll take it during November and actually give a serious whack at NaNo, though not officially, because I'd probably pick up on something I wrote a chapter of last year before giving up in annoyance. Or maybe I'll try something in the smaller scale. As much as I enjoy reading/watching space opera and epic fantasy, it may well be that it's just not the gift I've particularly been given.

I put on nail polish for the ball last week. I never took it off. It's flaking badly now. I really need to remember to get it all the way off my fingernails when I go home tonight. Cosmetics are not my strong suit.

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castaliae From: castaliae Date: October 15th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could try and force yourself to do something similair by picking challenges that would be difficult for you.
straussmonster From: straussmonster Date: October 15th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
The sun just came out here! Maybe it will head east soon, too.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 15th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Judging by my throat right now, it will be just in time for me to get a cold. :(

Here's hoping anyway!
olympe_maxime From: olympe_maxime Date: October 15th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fern's handwriting! *fangirling*

I read a book on hw analysis last month. Can I have a go at you?

:P I'm not waiting for permission. :P

The varying inclines of the letters you write (on two levels: one, in any given sentence there are letters tilting in all sorts of directions and two, you sometimes tilt the same letter in different directions in different places) says that you kinda don't feel at home on earth, not really. You write solid Ts' and Ds' sticks (the part that sticks vertically upright), which is supposed to signify a love of order and authority, but combined with the every-which-way tilting of letters, it says you *want* to be orderly etc., but you have a hard time fitting in.

If it helps, you're also enormously creative - from the wavy base-line of your writing (i.e. if you inagined that your sheet of paper was ruled, your writing wouldn't sit at all neatly on it). Your left-hand margin keeps increasing in size, which is indicative of a need to pull away from the real world and be imaginative. In short, you've got the disposition as well as the capacity to be creative.

There's more, but I don't know if you want me to put the sex-stuff here for all to see.. (*waggling eyebrows*) Heheh.

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 15th, 2005 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Having read some graphology, I'd prefer not. ;) You can email, if you want.

Thanks for the analysis, and it's pretty true on the organization and authority part.
olympe_maxime From: olympe_maxime Date: October 15th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
BTW, I did that without your permission.. feel free to delete the comment.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 15th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh-heh. If I weren't a closet exhibitionist, I wouldn't have an LJ. ;)
rabidtolkienfan From: rabidtolkienfan Date: October 15th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
My mum told me about the rain back home this morning- it's so strange being this far away that I didn't even know about the state of emergency...*sigh*
I hope the rain isn't too unbearable... I was definitely shocked last weekend, though, with I'll the rain. I have to agree with you-October is usually my favorite month, in that it's relatively dry, and nice and cool, but I guess that's not happening this year.

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 15th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
The rain's depressing, but bearable. I was very annoyed to hear a student try to tell someone at TWH that "This is the way it usually is." Not in October, man! This looks like either November or late March/early April. October is generally my second favorite month, too. (I love July best, but October's usually a real corker, though--anyone who's lived in New England totally gets the opening of Stephen King's Needful Things, when he says, "Around here, we let October stay as long as she wants." Only not this October.)
erised1810 From: erised1810 Date: October 16th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
NOt sure if ireal ygoty oru poitn but ivot eagisnt tryitg to joi nthe kool kidsand foricng yoursefl to write everything. IT ocudl be good for some personal writing experience of explorign boudnaries.i'm jstu veyr me haboutit. probabyecasue for soem thre years Ifelt very uncool about not beigna ble to evne 'do adecent harry/draco' or notredaign torture scenes..wle i had links to snarry fics becaue eveyroenlse reda them. SO personal yI jsut write what I like towrite aobutand fel comfortalbe with.
gryffin23 From: gryffin23 Date: October 16th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your handwriting is quite legible given what you say about preferring to type. Mine is hieroglyphic and chicken scratch combined.
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