Sunday, October 30, 2011

Arkansas Weather

Ugh.  You have to love (hate) Arkansas weather.  There will be around 30 degrees F (about 18 degrees C) difference between the highs and lows for the next week or so (and have been for the last week).  It's warm in the afternoons when I head to work, but I have to take my heavy coat with me, because by the time I head for home the temperature is hovering just above freezing.  Joy.

In other news, I picked the last of my watermelons and gave them to my friend in order to foil my watermelon thief.  I had been saving a particularly large one but it was stolen out of my yard a couple weeks ago.  Last week another (my smallest) was taken.  I had two left, hidden in some high grass that had grown around them, so I picked them before my thief could come back and take a closer look around.  Honestly, some people are just beyond belief.  Either grow it yourself or go to the store!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Let There Be Pirates!

I've pretty much given up on the Yonaguni story. It just refused to go anywhere. Horror is officially not my genre.  Instead I've been editing Viral r/Evolution and Capriciousness' New PaN.  I've added quite a bit to the end of Capriciousness and therein lie the pirates. ^^  I've got to keep it under 10k for the International Aeon Award, but that shouldn't be too hard.  I have about 6k right now and my main character (Erin) is getting all settled into his new life on board (he's a flirtatious thing ^^).  It's going to be good.  I just need to wrap it up in the next week or so, force feed it to my friend for critique then pay the 7 Euro entry fee.  I hope to have Viral's edits done in the next few days, then I'll be sending it off for its first rejection letter. >.<  I shouldn't say that, but let's face it, it's a bit long.  I like it, but I fear getting lots of tl;dr type comments from people...actually I already have! *sigh*  But, but, but, it's all necessary! *sob*

I still think Capriciousness may yet turn into a book.  We'll see.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Never Slow Down

There's this new-ish site called audioboo where you post audio clips.  It's kinda like twitter, only with sound.  It's free and one of my absolute favorite musicians, SJ Tucker (aka s00j) led me over there.  This is her reading a poem.

And while I'm at it, she has a new online "album" of 2 songs...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I still don't have anything on my Yonaguni story yet, but at least my head no longer feels like it's going to explode with every miniscule little movement I make.  It's time I stopped trying to plan it out and just start writing and see what happens.  Wish me luck.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I'm stuck and stuffy and achy and generally yucky, so here's a Japanese cat video.

As far as translation goes it's the 12 months of the year and a holiday or item associated with each. January is Oshigatsu (New Year's), February is a snowman, March is Girl's Day, April is the start of the school year, May is Children's (more accurately boy's) Day, June is the rainy season, July is the beach, August is the summer festivals, September is the Moon Festival, October is Halloween, November is autumn of reading and December is Christmas.

And here's an old favorite.