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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
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    They seem like good people at Double Fine.
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    Oh my Flecky! All the sickly hugs you like!

    I got an email out of the blue from someone I worked with a long long time ago. wanted my address. he'd tracked me down through twitter...

    cheque appears in todays post. Tiny! but!! royalties owed for a scream that has apparently been in an anime for the last 10 years... so isn't bad for about 3" if that of screaming...

    Shame, he only knows which overall series, (and only in the native lettering so I can't go hunt), but not which of the (many) screams used is mine - basically he got a list of library references and one of them was my scream file and a timing...

    eta: the point of posting... which wasn't actually the above, but that everything that has brought me cash in the last 6m seems to have been things I did half my life ago... pout...
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    Literally five minutes ago I delivered the final text of my novel to the editor. That's eight years of work and 32 years of dreaming done then. Well. I won't be totally relaxing until I'm holding some actual ink stained cellulose in my hands, but... fuck. Just fuck. Time to stare at the wall and try to process this.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
     (11130.24)
    @vorn Treat. Yo. Self.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
     (11130.25)
    @the laydeez: Thanks for the hugz!
    @Vorn: Congratulations and well done!
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2013
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    @Flecky 11 months, man, that's amazing already. So many hugs!

    @Vorn That's fantastic work, man! Can't wait to read it. :)
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    @vorn... wild whoops!!!
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    @Magnulus: Alas, only in Finnish at this stage - one of course hopes it becomes such a rampant success it gets translated into ten languages but yeeeah ;)
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2013
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    Oh! That's right! I forgot to tell you about my good news!

    I went to a Stage Combat Workshop in London, and while I was down there I met with an agent. Me and the agent got along together incredibly well, and I signed up with him the next day. He's now working his butt off to promote my brand and create a profile for me within the industry. Who knows, maybe I'll be a random Lannister guard who gets murdered most horrifically in the fifth season of Game of Thrones. :D

    Also, I passed the Stage Combat test with Distinction. I now have proof that I can look as if I'm trying to murder someone while we're both being safe. :)
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2013
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    @vornaskotti - well if it's Finnish and it sells well, i expect it to hit Icelandic shops soon!
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2013
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    @Flecky - the vilest of hugs from me! You're a fighter, you can win this battle.
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    *gazes up from his navel*

    flecky, damn, 11 months is a damn feat! No bloody wonder you may feel ragged around the edges some days. GO GO GO GET INTO THE CHOPPA!
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2013
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    @flecky - Us over here, we have our vices. Some might even say they're verging on addiction. We know how hard it is to change a bad habit, but to change something as nasty as addiction so it doesn't rule your life any more? That's gotta be fucking hard. And that's the fucking hard work you're doing. Cause you're a fucking hard man. Good work, there.

    Me-
    Two different inquiries for my services. Two different services. One gig offers no pay but it's the one I want to do the most and it's only for one day so I'm THERE. The other gig I don't know, it'll be a few months and be time consuming and stress inducing, so I dunno. But at the same time it's cool that people come to me thinking I can solve their problems. Spent the day feeling like I could solve my own problems. Nice.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2013 edited
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    @all: Thank you for the encouragement. I sometimes don't know how I've gotten away with some of the stuff I've dumped on this site for years, but if you can't be honest...what's the point? I just went to the hospital and confronted one of my biggest fears, which was letting a nurse take blood. It might not seem like much, but if you where me then you'd understand. Anyway, that's good. Now I can maybe find-out why I've been feeling so ill recently.

    I also bit-the-bullet, and finally got someone to sponsor me at N.A. If I'm doing this whole 12 Step thing, I might as well do it properly. I do struggle with the steps; you only got to look at them to realize why. All that god business, etc. Anyway, if it might help then what's the harm?

    Hugs to you all!

    EDIT: More antibiotics! More doctors! More waiting on tests! More sweating! My life is just one big barrel of fun at the moment. HA!
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    meep... I answered a question on another forum (forgive me whitechapel, but I have been there for years and years) with a string of links to poly/non-mongamy blogs, because another member needs help to learn to communicate effectively with her DH (she identifies that need not me!) and couldn't find things to read and I had all these links and...

    ... I guess that whilst I've never been quiet about who and what and how and ...etc... I am, I've never made it explicit there. Its a forum full of parents so monogamous relationships are the norm and very very occasionally there's a divorce but...

    never felt so nervous in my life. actually rather scared that its going to cost me a couple of very dear and long term friends. & I have precious few of those. I may be into a handful by the 'morrow!

    ETA. Yup. instant responses yelling on about shagbuddies who therefore blatantly didn't actually ready what I said, at all... not surprised at who, not at all. but gah!
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2013
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    That sucks, Helen. Hopefully, some of them will be able to see the sense in your arguments when they calm down. Especially if they know you from before. Oh well, at least you were able to give a young woman some insights. (What's a DH by the way?)
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    @lpg it would be really nice, if people, online, offline or in between, just stopped being judgemental tossers, especially when it comes to people with different ways of living. Help, shared experience, cool, but what anyone else does with their emotional life, it's nobody else's bloody business to pontificate on. Hope most of them behave like decent people.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2013
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    I don't know what a DH is either and I hang out with poly kinksters on the regs. Dominant handler? Daddy hog? Diaper holder? Dungeon henchman?

    It's weird how non-monogamy is still such a crazy sore spot. It's like, being in your twenties means all is permitted but as soon as you start making a philosophy of it people freak out about being irresponsible and lying to oneself about one's feelings.

    It doesn't help that modern media does these godawful feature pieces starring poly couples who frankly aren't much to look at, giving it some weird self-esteem subtext. And no one will go into the negotiations-minefield of 'I have a girl that I spank and a guy who forces fellatio on me in our scenes but only my husband and our established third have access to my junk' relationships. No wonder everyone just calls it cheating and moves on.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2013
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    Ame while I'm editorializing, flecky, good luck with the twelve steps, but the harm in the disillusionment that comes with weird religion-based therapy might not help you in the long run. Personally my very limited experience with overcoming addiction comes from reclaiming your agency, not surrendering it to a 'higher power.'
    (I say this because I want you to be well, not to spark a debate. You seem to be doing so well by mentoring others and being an active member of a community, you deserve pride in your accomplishments.)
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2013
     (11130.40)
    I think a thread on poly relationships could be enlightening. Ideal for the Whitechapel perspective, even.

    & we might have been overlooking the vanilla side of life; DH = Dear Husband, perhaps?

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