Post on Omniscient POV

Oct. 20th, 2017 01:34 pm
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Posting on the fly here--workshop still going on.

But recently Cat Rambo read my book Inda and asked me
>for a mini-interview on omni POV
. A subject I am always intensely interested in discussing.

prompt plea

Oct. 19th, 2017 03:52 pm
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I'm looking to be sparked for NaNo! If you have a plot bunny, or a character, or story, or just an idea that you're willing to give away I would be happy to hear it! Or if you would like to prompt me to write something in particular in long form, now's the time!

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Oct. 16th, 2017 10:07 am
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* Testing the crossposting feature.

Update

Oct. 15th, 2017 07:13 am
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I am on the island now, and relishing what is for me dead of winter weather (i.e. sixties, rain) -- in fact, it rained all day yesterday, whereas SoCal rain tends to rush in for ten minutes, then it's gone again for weeks or months.

My one day in New York was splendid, except for the part where I managed to get onto the subway going the wrong way Every Single Time. Once it was not my fault. The woman in the info booth told me that the train to our right was uptown and it was downtown. That was mean.

But I had a great dinner with the DAW team, many of whom are young, smart women, giving me the feeling that publishing will be in good hands.

A very pleasant drive through Brooklyn (which is much larger and more varied than I'd thought) and then along the coast to Wood's Hole.

Yesterday afternoon it was good to sit with tea and laptop listening to the rain as I tried to do some catchup work. Today more catchup, then the workshop begins.

Political activism

Oct. 13th, 2017 06:15 pm
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I usually avoid politics in this blog, but I am worried about nuclear war wiping us out as powerful and irresponsible leaders (who of course would never be in any danger) joust with their joysticks.

If you are worried, too, then read this post. If you feel you can't do anything about it, definitely click this post.

If, of course, you think everything is fine and you are happy with the President and his team, then pass right on.
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Since it's Friday, I thought I'd check in and see how everyone is doing.  Hope y'all are having a better writing week than I am!  Even though it's Friday the 13th, I'm hoping for some good luck today instead of bad, so I can spend some significant time writing!

Looking back at the week, how did it go?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Looking forward, how are you planning to spend your weekend?
  •     I'm going to make up for not writing all week by having a writing marathon
  •     I'm going to keep writing at my current rate and see how it goes
  •     I have other plans, but I might have time to get some writing in
  •     I'm going to take a break from writing

Life and stuff on a Wednesday

Oct. 11th, 2017 09:38 am
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Hello! *waves* I've been neglecting this journal and I don't mean to. I'd like to post more, but the day always seems to get away from me.

So, here are my usual five things!

1. My husband and I have definitely separated and will be filing for divorce one of these days. It's been hard but also good. We still chat and email and things are actually pretty darn all right. We were having coffee one day, looked at each other and went, 'whoa, we've done the right thing, haven't we?' I feel positive about more things now and it's been incredible to just have time to myself and to relearn who I can be and what I can do without having to worry about him. I'm working really hard at my job and taking on all sorts of responsibilites and actually getting recognized for them, in fact...

2. I'M GOING TO NEW ZEALAND IN JANUARY!!! The company I work for is based there and we're the European branch. They've received some new investment money and will be making some changes and they want me to go over and sit down with the team. Eeeeeee! I'm going to Middle Earth!!! I'll be mainly on the South Island near Dunedin, but I've already looked at day trips in the area. I can't wait. I'm also hoping to stop in Melbourne, Australia to see some family there.

Things are happening in very cool ways for me and I'm feeling really grateful for all the hard work that I've put in. You do all these things. You show up. You put in the hours. You're supportive and you work hard and honestly, most of the time, I never expect to see any kind of reward for it. When a reward actually happens, my first instinct is to actually go: Are you sure? Has there been some sort of mistake here?

BUT!

I'm trying to squash that and just go with it.

3. I'm actually exercising. Yep. It's a 'boot camp' that's run two weeks every month from 6.30am-7.30am on the seafront and it's great. The ladies are wonderful and supportive and I have so much more energy and it's not in a gym. I mean, I still hate burpees and jogging, but I'd rather hate them outside than in a gym.

4. Oh, God, I'm so close to having this novel thing done I can taste it. I almost have it ready for some poor soul to read it. (If anyone wants to read this thing and be totally honest about what they think, let me know!)

5. That being said, I hope to finish that and then do something completely different for Nanowrimo. I have a standalone idea that I'd like to run with and see what happens.

I think that's enough for a Wednesday. All the positivity aside, things are still scary and I'm worried most of the time about the world and everyone in it. I hope you're all all right and making it through the days. Take care of yourselves! ♥

Lemon and saffron chicken

Oct. 10th, 2017 06:32 pm
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2 packs of chicken thigh fillets
1 lemon, juices and zest
Several tablespoons of lemon juice
A couple of tablespoons of white wine vinegar
3 shredded fresh bay leaves
Olive oil fry light.
Strands of saffron
0.5 tsp of classic chipotle sauce, pro heat. Or a chilli, chopped, would do it.

One pink onion, fine chopped

Mix all the ingredients bar the onion, fry light and saffron.
Spritz with the fry light and then sprinkle saffron over the chicken
Leave to marinade for an hour and a bit, longer if you have the time.
Spritz a pan with fry light, fry the onion, and use it as the base in your oven pan.
fry batches of the chicken for 2-4 minutes each side, and then place on the onion.
Now you have a choice:

1. You can fry the chicken till cooked
2. You can place the oven dish in a 180°C oven, and pour over the marinade and cook. It says in the recipe I adapted that it should take an hour, but that's for large breast portions.

Contrast

Oct. 10th, 2017 10:58 am
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Approaching the Mississippi under gray skies. Gray! Rain! Alas, rain will happen in Chicago, keeping me in the station instead of adventuring out. (It was ninety degree heat when I packed, and I can tell already that my summer clothes are going to be a challenge. Al well.)

Yesterday, while I was snapping billions of pix of snow dotting the ground at ten thousand feet, my spouse sent me a pic of the sky over the neighbors' house as the Anaheim Hills fires roared.



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YES PEOPLE, after so much waiting, finally is here the second trailer of the eight episode of Star Wars, The Last Jedi. I'M SO HYPED RIGHT NOW.



I'M SO HYPED RIGHT NOW!!!

Tomorrow I will post my thoughts and speculations about it, since it's too late right now, but all I can say is that I'M VERY VERY HYPED.

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From Anime News Network:


Best Work (TV Broadcast)

 

  1. Fate/Apocrypha
  2. Bungo Stray Dogs 2
  3. Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu
  4. Kemono Friends
  5. KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2
  6. Yuri!!! on Ice
  7. Kakegurui
  8. Attack on Titan Season 2
  9. Re:CREATORS
  10. Restaurant to Another World

Best Character (Mascot)

 

  1. Konnosuke (Katsugeki! Tōken Ranbu)
  2. Lucky Best (Kemono Friends)
  3. Makkachin (Yuri!!! on Ice)
  4. Nyanko-sensei (Natsume's Book of Friends)
  5. Elizabeth (Gintama)
  6. Yui (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale)
  7. Iwatobi-chan (Free! -Timeless Medley- Kizuna)
  8. Penippo (Tsuki ga Kirei)
  9. Chomusuke (KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2)
  10. Inu [Dog] (Aho Girl)

Best Character (Male)

 

  1. Kirito (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale)
  2. Osamu Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  3. Chūya Nakahara (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  4. Victor Nikiforov (Yuri!!! on Ice)
  5. Levi (Attack on Titan)
  6. Yūri Katsuki (Yuri!!! on Ice)
  7. Tatsuya Shiba (Gekijōban Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei: Hoshi o Yobu Shōjo)
  8. Izuminokami Kanesada (Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu)
  9. Koyomi Araragi (Monogatari series)
  10. Sakunosuke Oda (Bungo Stray Dogs)

Best Theme Song

 

  1. "Yōkoso Japari Park e"/Dōbutsu Biscuit x PPP (Kemono Friends)
  2. "Catch the Moment"/LiSA (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale)
  3. "History Maker"/Dean Fujioka (Yuri!!! on Ice)
  4. "Trash Candy"/GRANRODEO (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  5. "Kaze ga Fuku Machi"/Luck Life (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  6. "Eiyū Unmei no Uta"/EGOIST (Fate/Apocrypha)
  7. "Hikari Dantsu Ame"/Sōma Saitō (Katsugeki! Tōken Ranbu)
  8. "Shinzō o Sasage yo!"/Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan Season 2)
  9. Reason Living/SCREEN mode (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  10. "There is a Reason"/Konomi Suzuki (No Game, No Life Zero)

 

Best Soundtrack

 

  1. Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale
  2. Kemono Friends
  3. Bungo Stray Dogs
  4. Yuri!!! on Ice
  5. Attack on Titan Season 2
  6. Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu
  7. Fate/Apocrypha
  8. No Game, No Life Zero
  9. A Silent Voice
  10. Re:CREATORS

Best Director

 

  1. Takuya Igarashi (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  2. Yoshiyuki Asai (Fate/Apocrypha)
  3. TATSUKI (Kemono Friends)
  4. Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale)
  5. Yuichiro Hayashi (Kakegurui)
  6. Sayo Yamamoto (Yuri!!! on Ice)
  7. Ei Aoki (Re:CREATORS)
  8. Toshiyuki Shirai (Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu)
  9. Masato Jinbo (Restaurant to Another World)
  10. Yoshiyuki Fujiwara (New Game!)


Best Screenplay

 

  1. Yuichiro Higashide (Fate/Apocrypha)
  2. Yoji Enokido (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  3. Reki Kawahara, Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale)
  4. TATSUKI (Kemono Friends)
  5. Yasuko Kobayashi (Kakegurui)
  6. Sayo Yamamoto [outline, script draft], Mitsuro Kubou (Yuri!!! on Ice)
  7. Ei Aoki, Rei Hiroe (Re:CREATORS)
  8. Masato Jinbo (Restaurant to Another World)
  9. ufotable (Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu)
  10. Fumihiko Shimo (New Game!)

 


Best Character Design


  1. Nobuhiro Arai, Harukawa35 [manga] (Bungo Stray Dogs)
  2. Yūkei Yamada, Ototsugu Konoe [original character design] (Fate/Apocrypha)
  3. Mine Yoshizaki [concept design] (Kemono Friends)
  4. Toko Uchimura, Moe Tsuzuki, Miyuki Ishizuka, Rio Niisato, Yuka Shiojima, Miki Yamazaki, Kayo Onizawa, Yukako Serai (Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu)
  5. Shingo Adachi [character design], abec [original character design] (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale)
  6. Tadashi Hiramatsu [character design], Mitsuro Kubou [original character design] (Yuri!!! on Ice)
  7. Manabu Akita, Tōru Naomura [original manga] (Kakegurui)
  8. Ryuichi Makino, Rei Hiroe [original character design] (Re:CREATORS)
  9. Takao Sano, Keiichi Sano, Katsumi Enami [original work's illustrations] (Restaurant to Another World)
  10. Ai Kikuchi, Shōtarō Tokunō [original work] (New Game!)

I have to admit I feel that Kalafina's "Hyakka Ryouran" (Katsugeki's ED) was robbed, but anyway. And no comments about SAO. I'm happy that both Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu and Yuri on Ice made the Top 10, and it was a pleasant surprise that Katsugeki is among the Top 3, it really deserves it. Also, congratulations to Konnosuke and Makkachin for being Best Mascots, and to Yuuri and Kane-san for made it in the Best Male Character top 10 <3 <3 <3

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