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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
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    Writing. Writingwritingwritingwritingiseatingmybrainwriting. Fun, creative, setting me on fire. Woo! Down side? Not only is it totally useless writing (*cough*fan fiction*cough*)(don't judge) it's killed me for getting anything productive done for the past couple of days - and I was already horribly behind where I wanted to be a week ago. usually i'm so shit for writing I get an idea and can go for a couple of hours but it winds down and I just about never pick it back up again. And usually I'm never so clear about what I want a story to do. This time I've got an outline, scenes, interludes... crazy, man. Any other day I would have said my strengths are in creating characters and settings and I'm weak on plots. This time the characters and setting are all good to go and I'm jammin without any hitches.

    just hope it wraps up soon so I can get some shit done. I really don't want to come back in a week, sad because the only productive thing I got done was a short story that tap dances on copyright infringement.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
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    See that "listen to advance metal now" album cover? Yeah that's mine. As in, I drew it. And it's on the home page of Decibel magazine's website.

    NO BIG.
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    I'm alive, I moved, I've got a new laptop. Taken without context, this is not news, and frankly, a lot of it happened last month. Still, last month I got robbed at gunpoint while sitting on my front porch, came home to find a different guy running out of the apartment my girlfriend and I share with a lot of our other valuables, and got shot at when I chased the guy down. All in the same weekend. I've been through two grand jury hearings (the police caught both of the guys), the laptops are gone and my wallet is currently sitting in an evidence locker. The local paper got the details of the second incident wrong and described me as a gun-toting resident who tried to shoot the burglar. One way or another, they now regret the error. Now I'm living in a nice neighborhood across town, where kids play in the street and the folks make small-talk while tending their gardens. I'm typing this, and some book reviews for work out on a really nice new laptop, and my girlfriend and I are celebrating our first year of being together. All things said, I've got a pretty damned good life, and it's good when events remind me of that. Also, I missed Whitechapel.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
     (10189.24)
    The brain sometimes kicks in enough to remind where to go when I need it. Like: here.

    @rachael - that is fucking brilliant! I am so happy for you!
    @cat - yay!
    @dorkmuffin - no big at all! wonderful!

    Been doing the abdominal massage thing again (the last time I did this consistently: no cramps, no PMS, soft belly - all happy things) and I think it's a two tea day. Hm. This could be fun.
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    @Rachel. Yay! I wish I could have helped you more, except being in another state thing.
    @dorkmuffin. That image makes me want to pull out my Motorhead album, and listen until 2 in the morning, while drinking a combination of cheap beer and vodka, and smoking clove cigarettes. More later at the "when Nathan was 19 thread."

    I have a new computer that runs on the tears of orphans, I call it "God's Computer" or Debbie for short.

    I start actual work at SECRET GOVERNMENT THING, which frightens but at the same time, kinda makes me glad. Mostly because part of the work there, is actually helping people with government programs.

    I got the first book of "Game of Thrones". Really excited to read, because I HATE fantasy (Won't dive into that, since that's for another thread.

    Got to spend Labor Day Weekend with my mother. Would have been better, except for the many trips down "guilt" lane.

    Other than that, glad to be back to the chapel. Since moi's internet decided to have a breakdown, and live with its parents for a while.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
     (10189.26)
    Who's awesome? You're awesome!

    Meanwhile, BOAT! I may have mentioned my dad and two of his friends own a lovely old 30-foot sailboat, but unfortunately said friends have now purchased boats all their own, and so it went on sale. As luck would have it, the buyer is extremely willing to just buy 2/3 of the vessel, and he also lives in Helsinki (my dad -- and the boat -- is in Turku, some 100 miles away). What this means is: starting from next summer the boat will be located in Helsinki at least part of the time, and someone may have to sail the thing between Helsinki and Turku a few times per summer. I think I can live with this dreadful responsibility.

    Also, a friend of mine is taking a trip to New York in March, and fuck yes I'm going too. I'm thinking about doing a tour while I'm at it, seeing as I've already hopped the Atlantic at that point. Details to follow. Meetups extremely welcome. <3
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
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    SI IS BACK, vile hugs all around!
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
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    Oh, and I got a new computer, it's an i3 2nd gen and I am very excited. So far everything is happening too fast, I'll speed my self up eventually but goodness. Compared to my 2005 Gateway pentium it's a fucking arena touring rockstar.
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    Things aren't brilliant right now, but amid the woe, my little girl Ruby started pre school today and apparently loved it so much she didn't want to leave. Which is the opposite of what I thought would happen... she's looking forward to going back tomorrow and I'm hoping she'll still be cool with it when she's left on her own for the first time.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
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    I'm beggining to get things a back on track at last. Gradually working my way through the backlog of books I have and hell I might even get round to going through the graphic novels I have prior to setting off on this Comic shop venture.

    Speaking of. We have Broadband and the card reader working at the shop now and we intend to open on the 17th if all goes well. I'm hoping that it's give me a stable platform to go out and do stuff to balance out that I have anchored myself to my hometown.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
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    @dork, SO freakin' awesome about Decibel! Woo!

    Today I did handy stuff by figuring out what was wrong with our cable, switched TVs and hooked everything up to it so it runs all smooth-like. My reward was Jell-o.

    I also cooked for the family, which was wonderful partly because I like cooking and watching Food Network for most of the day got me in the mood. I made chicken fingers with the breading being from flax and wheat bread crumbs, corn on the cob and Lemon Meringue Pie! Everything was delicious.

    And now I'm home, suspecting I have a cold and have realized that I left my jacket at the gym. But oh well!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
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    @ oldhat, hope the cold is not to feverish for you.

    @ Cat. ALIENS vs N.H.S...Newt: "They mostly fuck up at night...mostly!". he he..
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
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    @dork - Awesome work on the album cover and woot! muffins!!

    Nice chill day with the fam and entirely too much barbecue'd food. And then rootbeer floats. }:>
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    My first professional short story was published today in Rudy Rucker's FLURB. It's called "Walls Between Worlds" and the company its keeping both terrifies and amazes me.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
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    Go, you!

    I has apartment.
    YES.
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
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    I just got off the phone with my new employer, a guy I used to work with at a different software company. He's hired me to be a technical writer at nearly twice what I'm making now. I get to give notice at my current soul-sucking job tonight. I'm giddy.

    I might have done a happy dance around my living room before typing this.

    I also have a very lovely weekend filled with friends, food, booze, my son and kayaking on the Willamette River.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
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    Had a good talk online with my best friend. We haven't really seen much of each other lately and both of us had sort of worried that the other was starting to distance themselves away. Turned out to be not the case and we talked about a few things, even starting to plan a "for the hell of it" trip to Ottawa to celebrate our Birthdays.

    Also got a chance to tell her how I feel about her, which is now on the level of a sister, and that I'm happy for her and the possibly potential new person in her life. As an ex-lover, I always felt weird and illogically jealous hearing about possibilities that she had after me. But for some reason or another, I'm now able to let that shit go and be happy for her. And I really think that not only is that a good thing for me, but also a good thing for our friendship.
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    Thanks again for everyone's congratulations!

    I'm pretty impressed with @Dorkmuffin's album cover! Woot!

    Last night I went to see Crispin Glover at the IFC Theatre, where he narrated to a slideshow before his film "It's Fine. Everything Is Fine" was played, and then gave a loooong Q & A session before he sold and signed his odd little books. The event started at 7:30, and me, as the last person on line for the signing, didn't get out of there until nearly 1am.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011
     (10189.40)
    my box of dnd dungeon tiles arrived! its a pretty small thing but still... yey!

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