lady_mab: (tears and dreams)
Wow it's like I only come to you guys when I need a place to put things that isn't tumblr or twitter I'm sorry.

I think I want to start using this some more than I have in the year or two past, mostly because -- while not a lot has happened -- I like having this space to turn to that isn't limited by characters or viewable by so many people. (Or anyone because I don't know who is still here?!) (IF YOU ARE HI HOW HAVE YOU BEEN I HAVE MISSED THIS SPACE)

Okay but I have created a writing twitter dedicated to me rambling on about my stories so I don't spam lil-miss-banana with it all. So please check out pepper_squash if you are interested in it! A few days ago, after deciding I wanted to talk about my stories, I decided to tweet about them. And I selected 20 different titles to talk about. Novels, "novellas", "idk what to do with these", "I would love to write this if it didn't take so much time" and "oh my god I forgot about these". And then I took the time to pull that all from twitter and format it. Only now it's posted backwards so I have to fix that before I post it on here.

So be prepared for the madness below the cut of like 6k+ of me talking about 20 different stories sobs


(/curtain draws shut across the scene)
lady_mab: (there might be tears)
This is to [personal profile] kit_kit and [personal profile] maraudersara:

So I created our Writers of Yore tumblr! check it out this way! I sent email invitations to the emails you guys used to sign up for FBB just... because I had those on file and I can't invite tumblrs I have to invite emails (yeah idk either).

As you can see at the bottom left corner, it has "the MAB", "the KIT", and "the SARA". Those are for little "about us" pages. I was thinking that we can do things like talk about projects we're working on and a list of "title tags" (as in, whenever we make a post for a specific story we're working on aka I use Wayfarer for my NaNo novel, we can include that on our "about us" page so people will be able to look at our 'profiles' and go "oh so they wrote that AND that and here is a nice handy link to all the posts under this tag!"). Don't worry about any of the coding or anything like that. I will take care of that myself. All you have to do is write up your profile and I will do the rest!

Feel free to use it as little or as often as you like. Post blurbs from your stories or rants and discussions about characters, whatever have you. Enjoy.

Real post up later~


Apr. 11th, 2012 03:25 pm
lady_mab: (you do things to me)
This is for [personal profile] kit_kit and [personal profile] maraudersara.

The Magician was the one to speak up first, though his words were muttered like a passing thought to himself. “Comic sans is the font of serial killers.


Er, sorry. The letter is written in comic sans. I was just thinking that... it’s sort of like... the font of serial killers...” His sentence, which had started out strong, petered out at the end as he lost confidence in what he was explaining.

Now, off to writing some more of -Zero- for about 40 minutes, then off to tutoring. Then off to hanging out with Tiffany, Kelsey, and Kathryn! Eeeee~

Posty post!

Apr. 8th, 2012 08:46 am
lady_mab: (there might be tears)
Right then I am waiting for my nails to dry since I FINALLY painted them! They look a little sloppy but who cares. They're a pale pink! I want to go over them with silver glitter but I don't know if I'll have time today so I might just wait until I get home from work.

D'arvit I just messed this finger up royally. Uh. Whoops. Okay fixed it now I just have to be very careful.

What now.

Behind on writing but I think that if I just manage to set aside time for myself I will get it done no problem. That's the problem tho, setting side time for myself. On average I get home around 5 or 6, so I should just set 6:30 as my "I'm writing for the next hour do not disturb" and go upstairs to write. Only my desk is a mess so I would have to clean that off before I do that. But I want to get as much done for -Zero- as I can before the May 1st rough draft deadline. Because then I need to work on the FBB story, and do edits on Wayfarer before the end of June. Bah.

As per Soups' request I am going to make a Writers of Yore tumblr for Sara, Kit and myself. Or I suppose anyone who wants to join really? I don't know how it's going to work yet. But we'll see. I also decided to convert my old Mera Werner tumblr that I used for Panem October to be turned into my sewing blog (because my character was the daughter of a merchant in D12 and they sold ribbons and cloth and stuff like that, so the name of it is "band-warin" meaning something like "ribbon guardian"). Then after April I will start using it more since I will be able to go back to sewing!

As I am skipping on Script Frenzy, I think I am going to participate in June's Camp NaNo. Unofficially, of course. I'll miss the first ten days and that will put me really behind, and on top of everything else there is no way I'll actually manage to finish 50k in that month (July would have been better haha). But I've been listening to a lot of Explosions in the Sky and they have always reminded me of the Knights from Deus and so I want to work on Deus. It won't be quite "Deus Light" aka just the knights because I do love Aislin and Evan and Mei and Aleks and Papa!Colbert and Mitch and everyone. Though I don't know how accurate I'll be able to do most of the Egyptians. I might just leave in Owen, Mable, Mitch, and maybe York? But I need Mitch to work with Aleks and you can't ignore Owen and Mable. I suppose that means I'll have to throw in whoever it was that was Set's wife. Oh, and Davie. Can't forget Davie. And Brianna and Bree because I'll have Aislin. And then all the knights. I should technically ask everyone if I can use them? I don't know. I'll ask Cara because I'll want her help with the Egyptians and I dunno. Doing it for the heck of it but I really love the characters and so I don't want to not write them even though they're not all mine. But it will be great.

And then I have to remember what I was going to do for actual NaNo. I've only had one good idea for a story lately but I have since forgotten it since it was based off a dream. I could technically finish WonderHearts...? Since for August's Camp NaNo I am finishing my story from last year. It can be the year of finishing novels! Hm. I don't remember.... I thought I had an idea sobs

Okay well I have to go finish getting ready for work and get breakfast. Erika and I might go see Hunger Games later today lolol what a way to celebrate fertility and rebirth, right? LOL

PS this is my least favorite song on the HG soundtrack :/
lady_mab: (by any other name)
Here we go!

A: Antique glass shatters as time shifts.
A: We follow after the retreating sun.
B: They're only out for the brain.
C: It tasted faintly of boiled cabbage.
C: Only the whites of her eyes.
D: The choice is difficult, but necessary.
E: A million volts spill from her.
F: Even with a different face: Forever.
F: Impregnable and lasting, walls stretching high.
G: Grapes crushed to wine beneath feet.
G: Paint fading after too many summers.
H: It'll stop hurting as you die.
I: The water trickled slowly through dirt.
J: "What a plot twist," Joker said.
K: "Koala bear," she snapped, "won't work."
K: All that glitters -- a regular magpie.
K: Kayaks cutting through the still lake.
L: Her mouth twisted, sharp and sour.
L: The yellow moon hangs low tonight.
M: "Excellent," she said, twirling her moustache.
N: "We are one, together," she whispered.
O: The color of fire, warm, inviting.
O: He returns home a different man.
P: "You'll pop, just like that weasel."
P: A lovely curtsy, a fowl mouth.
Q: "I will obey," said the queen.
Q: She paused, the question left unspoken.
R: Her lungs full to bursting -- straining.
R: Stones slick with moss are scattered.
S: Sacrifice the foot, if it'll fit.
T: "Happiness," he said, "is good tea."
U: He pulled back, flushing bright crimson.
U: It spreads to cover every inch.
V: Lights form a halo, blinding her.
V: Strings of infected code breaking down.
W: In place of blood it flows.
X: It's a frightening, unfamiliar strangeness.
X: Her small chimes make tinny sounds.
Y: Yak burgers, she decided, are delicious.
Y: KIT and HAG don't mean much.
Z: We reach the zenith, toppling over.
Z: A full cycle of animal guides.
Z: We mix together, stripes bending shadows.

Okay so I am technically missing three but I can't think of anything for "vole", "Jejune", and "quark". I feel like some of them turned into riddles where you have to guess what the prompt was LOL here is the post with the original prompts.

lady_mab: (Default)
Which would actually make a wonderful 6-word story but no. It's kind of how I'm feeling right now. Despite... having taken a 3-hour name today. So I guess "rest" would be more appropriate but still.

GUESS WHO CALLED ME TODAY. AGAIN. IF YOU GUESSED THAT TUTORING COMPANY YOU ARE RIGHT. My phone went off when I was in the ticket booth and so I checked it when I was at break and then after listening to the first bit of the voice mail (and immediately deleting it) I started nearly-shouting at my phone in frustration. I'm sorry Artemis (my phone). It isn't your fault. Blaragh. And then yesterday I got my student list (six students! ohgod!) and then an email from one other guy that works there and said "Dear Spencer Daly, these two students are in need of more hours--" and I replied going "Uh, I'm not Spencer Daly and neither of those two are my students." I have no idea if they got my direct deposit paperwork because the fax wasn't working and Javier never got back to me and two of the emails they sent me had grammatical errors in it that really frustrate me and--$17/hr $17/hr $17/hr... (/my new mantra)

At any rate, I really need to read over this paperwork and then call the families to set up the meetings. One of the girls already got her test taken so I don't have to worry about that (though I can hardly read the results because their scanner really stinks). I also need to tell Legoland that I'll need certain days off before 3 o'clock so I can do my tutoring on those days. I'll wait to talk to the families first. Which I'll plan on doing tomorrow while in line for the movie. They have a script for us to say in case the parents only speak Spanish. Oh my god I pronounce some of the words so French-like. It's going to be awful if I have to read that.

Um what else.

This weekend was very lovely going up to Burbank to see [personal profile] kit_kit and [personal profile] maraudersara. We got nothing done writing-wise when we were together but we had a very fun conversation about what it will be like when we're famous authors and how Sara and I will read fic for each other's fandoms and then send over the good ones and Kit was just terrified at the idea and we talked about shipping possibilities ("BUT THEY'RE SIBLINGS--" "THAT NEVER STOPPED ANYONE!" "sobs"). Then I met Cas (Kit's runes) and Agrippa was being a stubborn butt the entire time and I've learned that he's a wee bit tsundere, but he warmed up to her eventually (he loves me and he likes Aurora and that is it). Bought two books of short stories -- one of retold fairy tales and one of ghost stories. One day I will get around to reading all these books.

I was going to leave at around 3:30 but then traffic was horrid and so I turned right back around and went "Kit is it okay if I stay a bit longer...?" and so yay more time with her. She helped me figure out a LOT of things for -0- and we played some escape games (as research, I swear) and it was all good. But then I really did have to go home. I DID get some writing done on Monday morning, though! That doesn't change the fact that I am now a week behind in my writing schedule. Whatever.

My "I'll Bake You Pies" shirt arrived! I love it and I am so excited with it. Also, I got my Songs from District 12 and Beyond CD yesterday! af;sdfklj I've been listening to it on repeat and I love it and tomorrow is Hunger Games and I am so excited and sometimes I'll just stop and think about it and then bounce around and scream in glee. I don't think I've ever been this excited for a movie. Not even for Harry Potter. I think that because I already knew what to expect for HP when it comes to movies by the time I started going to midnight showings. For HG, it's going to be completely new and they have managed to keep a lot under wraps, especially when it comes to the Tributes and anything in the arena. ALL MY FEELINGS, THEY ARE EXPLODING.

As it is now the 21st, I can officially say I did not get accepted to Clarion. Which is fine! Saves me $5k and I don't have to worry about what to do in regards to AX. Note to self: just send it in earlier next time. That might help than sending it in 10 days before the deadline LOL so I'm going to post the stories online... somewhere. Probably here, my writing LJ, and on Figment. Maybe if I make the writersofyore tumblr, then it will go there as well. I know [ profile] souppy wants me to make it into one. What do my fellow writers of yore think of this? We can post short stories and snippets and... things on there.


Yesterday was a very lovely first day of spring. I went to the beach and gathered a lot of stones, at least enough to finish two sets of runes and possibly a third, and starts for two more. Finished the last two chapters of Zombie Loan (ALF SDFLKJ ALL MY FEELINGS), a chapter of Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor, and a chapter of 07-Ghost! (it's all out of order so I didn't read 78 before 79 and I have to wait for 80 before reading 81). Then I made hot cross buns but my dough didn't rise and it was either because I used old yeast or because I did the steps out of order. Or both. But I just went with it and baked them up sort of like cookies. They got a wee bit burnt on the bottom but that is okay. They're delicious nonetheless!

I want to write. But I have no time. Which is ridiculous to say after I took a 3-hour nap and spent an hour watching Eddie Izzard on Netflix. Time management--what is that? I'll bring my netbook with me tomorrow and try to get in a few hours of writing while in line. Between... calling people for tutoring between 6-8:30 and doing makeup and just. D'arvit. That is all.

PS This is my favorite song on the soundtrack ohmygod

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