Wednesday 20/09/2017

Sep. 20th, 2017 07:59 am
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1) Rebooked my flight back home, seeing Ryanair cancelled it. We're lucky we can prolong our stay for 1 day (with work and the airbnb and such).

2) I have 3 drabbles that entered a little competition. If all goes well, I might get the results tomorrow... I'm pretty excited actually :p

3) Very lazy evening after training: dinner is already prepared and just has to be warmed up. And an early night in!

Tuesday 19/09/2017

Sep. 19th, 2017 08:03 am
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1) Friends who listen and send understanding, cheering up, or comforting words. 

2) Comforting hugs from boyfriend and he even managed to make me smile :-)

3) Early night in this evening.

Monday 18/09/2017

Sep. 18th, 2017 08:48 am
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1) Yum leftovers for lunch. 

2) Trying to write. 

3) My mum is coming over aftter dinner to watch a series together :-)

Sunday 17/09/2017

Sep. 17th, 2017 10:14 am
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1) Sunny start of the day. I <3 sunshine.

2) My dad will pick me up for dinner at my parents's place.

3) The sun stayed for the rest of the day and I had a lovely time on the canopied swing in my parents' garden.

Saturday 16/09/2017

Sep. 16th, 2017 11:45 am
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1) The unexpected dizziness from yesterday has left *crosses her fingers it will stay away* 

2) Nice hot shower this morning with a coffee scrub.

3) I'll probably finish reading my book today ^___^

Friday 15/09/2017

Sep. 15th, 2017 08:05 am
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1) Quickly going to do my chores when I come home from work. So they will be done and I don't have to think about them any more. 

2) Tea and lazy clothing when I arrive at home.

3) Going to try and write some more.

Thursday 14/09/2017

Sep. 14th, 2017 08:07 am
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1) Finally managed to finish a pile of work at work. Now I can start at the next pile :p

2) Lemon cookies. Utterly delicious!

3) There is a new girl at ju-jitsu training, and she's pretty good for one who tries this for the first time :-)

Wednesday 13/09/2017

Sep. 13th, 2017 07:42 am
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1) Had a lovely phone chat with my grandmother and with lhune yesterday evening. Also, spend a lovely time with my parents yesterday evening.

2) Had a nice hot shower this morning. 

3) Have some ideas for 2 more drabbles. Hopefully I can write them out today... ^^

Not-exactly-fmk: Gor and Yuletide

Sep. 12th, 2017 07:05 pm
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So in FMK reading adventures, I finally finished the first Gor book, that was voted K early on but I decided I wanted to read before dumping just so I could say I had.

I should have trusted y'all: it was mostly just incredibly pointlessly bland, occasionally rising to actively annoying. It wasn't even really bad enough to be interestingly bad. There was a lot more flying around on giant soulbonded warbirds than I expected, tbh (somehow I had though that Tarnsman meant "man of the mountain lake country" but I think that was giving him too much credit for having a vocabulary,) but the warbirds are so badly wordbuilt and lacking in individual personality and the flying scenes so lacking in joy that the only time I actually cared about them was when the abused half-starved ones were about to eat the MC and I roused enough to cheer them on. The plot is built on bad characterization and improbable coincidences; the language aspires to basic competence; you can very easy disassemble it into its component stereotypes; and all sense-of-wonder or hints that the MC is not a sociopath are missing. Also amused that the author refuses to comment on whether it's John Carter of Mars fanfic (it's really badly done John Carter of Mars fanfic, omg.) I understand the series gets far more batshit later, but I don't think I need to read far enough to find out.

Also, thank you all for your help with picking a yuletide nomination! I shall be ignoring the clear preference of the poll, and nominating Mr. Trash Wheel RPF. He didn't win, but he did win the vote of everybody I know who has taken a selfie with him, and their votes count 10x, sorry.

(this is Mr. Trash Wheel: )

I will also be nominating Professor Trash Wheel and a five foot long West African Ball Python as characters, of course. I am stuck on who should be my fourth nom, though. A modular robotic eel that hunts for water pollution? Lynyrd Skymmer? Some other celebrity of the waters that I don't yet know about?


Clearly there's a market for Always Coming Home, though. Someone else should nominate it. (If I requested it, it'd just be as "tell me a story of the Valley", so I don't care about characters.)


Meanwhile, I re-read The Girl With The Silver Eyes to prepare to nominate. That one does hold up very well! Things I had forgotten about this book: the muumuu wearing old fat lady who lives alone with her cats and her books and gives no fucks and is #rolemodel. The fact that Katie can TALK TO CATS. The constant references to other YA fantasy/sf novels by the same imprint that she is reading. How much this book distrusts all adult men. How much this book also distrusts all non-readers. How yes they have psi powers and are super-smart, but they're also explicitly non-neurotypical in a way that read a lot more Autism Spectrum than any of the books about supposedly autistic kids that I was reading at the time, and that's more of an issue for them than the psi powers.

The book really needs an active fandom if only so we can have epic fanwars about whether they spoilers )

Anyway I am stuck for character noms there too, because I want all the kid characters but I also want Mr. C, Mrs. M, Miss K and Jackson Jones.

FMK #23: Long Book Is Long

Sep. 12th, 2017 01:51 pm
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Last week's F winner, after a very close race, was a tie between Beguilement and Daughter of Witches! I picked Beguilement because I know I'm keeping the rest of Lyra regardless, so Beguilement is more likely to lead to me dumping several books at once. K winner was The Death of Sleep, so goodbye Lunzie!

The comics bonus round winner was Asterix le Galois. Of course the bonus round I threw in because "comics are fast and easy!" gets won by one where I'm going to have to review a whole other language first... There was no K majority for the comics round, although I'm curious about the fact that Maison Ikkoku nearly got it, because I had not idea there was active dislike for Maison Ikkoku out there.

I am going to spend two days of next week trapped in a car with a couple of cats and almost no luggage space, so it's time to finally roll out the LONG BOOKS ARE LONG poll. That way I can only pack one and be reading it all week. :P

I don't know if I'll have internet next Tuesday but likely not (we are helping sister move) so there may be another break in fmk next week.

How FMK works, short version: I am trying to clear out my unreads. So there is a poll, in which you get to pick F, M, or K. F means I should spend a night of wild passion with the book ASAP, and then decide whether to keep it or not. M means I should continue to commit to a long-term relationship of sharing my bedroom with it. K means it should go away immediately. Anyone can vote, you don't have to actually know anything about the books.

I pick a winner on Friday night (although won't actually close the poll, people can still vote,) and report results/ post the new poll on the following Tuesday, and write a response to the F winner sometime in the next week.

Link to long version of explanation (on first poll)

Poll: Adams, Asaro, Clarke, Coville, Delany, Hobb, Hunt, Jemisin, Lynch, Melville, Michalson, Pynchon, Stephenson, Williams, Williamson )

Tuesday 12/09/2017

Sep. 12th, 2017 08:29 am
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1) Slept pretty well. Still tired. But slept well :-)

2) I've been writing some and it feels good ^^

3) Trying to plan my week...

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