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It begins tomorrow! I am going to try to finish my old Watchmen/werewolf fic Nocturnal, once and for all. Wish me luck.
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Woo! Nanowrimo is completed once again. Not the story, mind you, just the required 50k words. The story itself has some gaps. I need to write the part where they find the Big Bad, and the part where they find out what happened to the old man's brother, and how they all hear the voice of Adderbell Jenkins. And then I need to make the ending a little less sappy.

And! I can update some fanfiction now.
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This year’s Nanowrimo is going pretty well, but there isn’t as much research. Last year I had a whole list of things, I had to look up like Rom tattoos, Haitian slang, side effects of syphilis, wheel chair karma sutra, and how to marry a foreign national you meet whilst invading their country. This year the only thing I’ve had to look up is the courtship behavior of harbor seals. (If you’re curious, there’s lots of splashing and bubbles and flipper biting. So romantic. )

But! I have 2,767 words left and more than a week left, so I think I've got this thing!
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I could not figure out why the kids at work were so off the map into Crazyland today. Just nonstop bonkers from the time they fell through the door at 730 to when I had to pry my thumbs out of one's grip so I could fall out the door at 330. There's usually a reason everyone is squirrely, either a change in the routine or drop in barometer, or something to have everyone just a little off-kilter.

There wasn't a clear indicator this time, until I walked out of the rotary meeting just a little while ago.


Wow.


One of these days, I have to figure out how to take pictures of the moon, because nothing I own can do it justice, but outside is the biggest, shiniest, turning the surrounding clouds into silver shapes like rabbits and pirate ship-iest full moon I've seen in a long time.


It explains everything.

Meanwhile, I've been doing pretty good with the nanowrimo. Of course, we're not even out of the first week yet, but I'm pulling down about 2000 words a day, which is pretty good, I think. Keeping it up will be the hard part. Unless the same thing happens as year before last where I finished up the whole story way before I got to 50K.

Also meanwhile, I've been put in charge of the rotary's Christmas parade float design! I just want to throw candy at strangers, but I suppose we could attempt to look good doing it. Anybody know of simple, yet affordable holidays ideas for a truck bed and the eight to ten people who will be riding in it after dark?

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Ok!
I have just gotten a jolt of creative inspiration from [livejournal.com profile] nitrofieja and now all I want to do is draw stuff and get ready for Nanowrimo. Unfortunately, I still have to work. But! In between conferences, I am getting excited about it.

So! Is anyone else doing Nanowrimo this year? I’m trying to decide if I should go to town on a little piece of an idea I wrote for a creative writing class nearly ten years ago about mermaids in a small town, or write the new thing I thought of about the ten witches in a town that’s only supposed to have one, or finish up some of the more sprawling WIPs in my Watchmen fanfiction. Anybody have a suggestion?

Meanwhile, I must draw.
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Last few days to finish my nanowrimo! I still have 6,417 words left, but I think I can make it. My search history is still great fun for me. I try to imagine what people would guess my story is about by reading them. Hey, maybe these will give somebody a good idea for next year.

Recent searches:
what date is midsummer
small towns near san francisco
fighter pilots under high g
haitian omens of death
how to do a tattoo at home
korean translation for white cat
army medical ranks
dimensional portal opening materials
paralysis sex
Lichtenberg figures
can you scream when being electrocuted
haitian for big dog
best salve for tattoo
sex in wheelchair
hellfire club
cathedral with bone structures
symptoms of nerve damage
poisons around the house
fates and norns names
prophetic dreams
how to tell when fire is an arson
unknownfate: (WRITING)
I'm behind on my nanowrimo, but my google searching is getting interesting! It entertains me, this list of things I didn't know.

Recent searches:
does syphilis make you sterile
day of the dead
scruffy teenage actors
Biblical names for boys
rom chakra
mindset of a shut-in
retirement age in Army
voudoun symbology
medicine snakes
korean restaurant menu
best take out food
haitian word for boy
Victorian flower language
voodoo possession
tattoo shop hours
slang for moustache

First 20k words have been kind of weird. My sister said it reminded her of Lady in the Water in the trailer park when I told her about it. Only instead of Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard, I have a crippled up biker and his troubled teenaged lackey. I guess Jeffrey Dean Morgan could play the Biker if it was a movie, but I don't know about Josh. If Rupert Grint was starved down and de-aged a little and had about 8 of his cute points removed, he could be Josh, I guess. Also, he'd have to fake a small town in rural American accent. I don't know. Anybody got any ideas?
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Nanowrimo was off to a slow start. But! I was hacking away to get something on it and then I hit upon a visual that made me chortle to myself. Just writing it made me grin. It involves a castle full of vampires suddenly being submerged in water and three or four massive crocodiles just cruising through the water-filled corridors eating the floundering vampires like popcorn.

I don't know why that delights me, but it does.

Now I'm typing away.


Crocodiles eating vampires should not be so inspiring (or amusing) but I'll take it.
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And to celebrate, I did a meme. Tada!

Pick your top 5 shows, and answer the following questions. In no particular order:


1. Human Target
2. Grimm
3. Big Bang Theory
4. Swamp People
5. Late Late show with Craig Ferguson

1. Who is your favorite character in 2? 

Eddie Monroe. I have a type.

2. Who is your least favorite character in 1?
Ames. She tried, but all she did was remind me of the people I had to be around in high school.

3. What’s your favorite episode of 4?
First Mates, where Troy and Elizabeth team up.

4. What is your favorite season of 5?
The one where they went to HD aka When Wavy Met Charles.

5. What’s your favorite relationship in 3?
Leonard and Penny. I've invested too much to give them up now!

6. Who is your anti relationship in 2?
Um. Billy and everyone. Creepy date-rape pheromone goat monster gets none.

7. How long have you watched 1?
Um, three and a half episodes.

8. How did you become interested in 3?
Mom was visiting and we were channel surfing and the battle robot hacked through the door and we ended up watching the whole episode.

9. Who is your favorite actor in 4?
Man, I like them all. If I had a gun to my head, I'm gonna say Troy.

10. Which show do you prefer, 1,2, or 5?
Head explodes! Again with the gun to my head, I'd beg for Human Target back.

11. Which show have you seen more episodes of 1 or 3?  
1. I've seen them all. All there is… *weep* No more...

12. If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be?
Whoever gets to eat all the food they cook up.

13. How would you kill off your favorite character in 1?
There would be something cataclysmic and he would disappear. His body would never be found, but there would be signs. No one would be sure if he was ever really dead, and the rumors and sightings would go on for years. No one would be able to tell if he was still behind the scenes or if he had just arranged all this before his death. He would be a boogeyman in the underworld, with his friends hoping and his victims terrified.

14. Would a 3/4 crossover work?
I'd watch it. Hunting alligators is not like Warcraft.

15. Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple.
Allyson and Eddie. She's uber efficient and competent, and he's not really, but he means well and he tries so hard.

16. Overall, which has a better cast, 3 or 5?
They can’t be compared. I'll go with 3.

17. Which has better theme music, 2 or 4?
2. Because Sweet dreams ARE made of these.



And now, back to fanfiction!
unknownfate: (WRITING)
Quick Nanowrimo question:

Two of my characters have changed their names. Do I refer to them as the new names or use the old names and only use the new ones when they are being spoken to by an outside character? Any suggestions? It seems weird to just switch.

I've also given up on all the era research. I had been skipping around my history trying to remember what was legal and what wasn't in the 30s, but then I remembered that Hell has broken open and demons are walking the earth in suits and ties. Prohibition was the least of these people's worries! They probably needed a drink more than ever.

Anyway, back to writing. Only a few days left!

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