Archive for June, 2011


Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

1. The Camp NaNoWriMo site is now open! (For the record, I’m confused by metaphors. Are we camping? Or are we writing?) 2. Planning currently looks like this: starandrea ~ there will be a castle! marcicat ~ Nate’s leaving Vegas! 3. On the plus side, that’s already more plot than some of the movies we’ve […]

it’s a cultural disconnect

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

So, all my coworkers think I’m really boring. This is, as far as I can tell, based on two things. 1. I’m really boring. 2. The parts of me that aren’t boring are not in the day-to-day cultural context of my coworkers. For instance, a sample conversation: Coworker: So, did you do anything fun on […]

Excuse me, am I speaking english?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

I kept wanting to ask this question today. (And yesterday. And perhaps most of last week as well.) Because this is a sample conversation from the store today: Me: Can I help you find anything? Customer: No, I’m just looking. Me: Okay, great. Customer: Do you have any juice? Me: Okay, yes. Juice, right here. […]

does including telepathic conversations still count as epistolary? (after all, I wrote them down)

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Continuing the current trend in movies: reboots are cool! (Easily read as: fan re-imaginings of previously created universes and characters are something to be celebrated!) Granted, it’s sometimes hard to tell with comic fandoms, especially the X-Men. Like, maybe it happened in some other dimension? Or timeline? Or a dream world? Because all of those […]

who says writing fanfic isn’t educational?

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Things I Have Googled/Wiki’ed Today: ~ cities in Spain (then “map of Spain,” since I thought I’d better know whether Valencia was on the coast or not) ~ Daytripper (comics) — I never should have expected her to have a simple backstory, should I? ~ “how did we get from the Cold War to Vietnam” […]

word of the week

Friday, June 24th, 2011

“kittywampus” It’s right there in my notes, with quotes and everything — right in between “don’t dilute your perks to promote low prices” and “honesty is undervalued & equal in brilliance to compassion.” I’ll admit that even at the time I thought to myself, “I bet I could write a post about this!” According to […]


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This week started with the facepalm!realization that one of my coworkers wrote all her events on our dry erase board using a sharpie. Day 2 seemed to be looking up, until Day 3, when major management shakeups at our other location threatened to scuttle all productivity. Today was Day 4 — fine, except for the […]

trying not to sound crazy

Monday, June 20th, 2011

So, I’m trying to write an X-Men First Class fic, and since I didn’t want to go see the movie again (I mean, I kind of do, but it takes planning, and stuff) I watched the other X-Men movie (Logan, Rogue, the big spinning mutant-radiation emitter thing… yeah, that one), which is available for instant […]

“You’re Tea-reffic” (Ben)

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

If I hadn’t already had my day made by the second chapter of smittywing’s Not Your Mother’s Alma Mater (WIP warning!), this would have done it: Tea Bag Writing Contest Winners, from The Office of Letters and Light. (And let’s not forget the original contest post, complete with all entries.) Some particular favorites: “Oh man, […]

work has its highs and lows (or: some days you get the bukkit, some days you don’t)

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

1. My boss finally noticed that I’ve been working four day weeks this month (on a day when I wasn’t there, and two people failed to show up when they were scheduled). I’d like to emphasize — I was *supposed* to have the day off; the other two just weren’t paying attention. Either he’s planning […]