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Okay, here goes my first daily entertainment post. Since no one did one yesterday, I guess I ought to make sure we don't miss two in a row.

If your pup could have any theme song, what would it be?

Ticking right along...

Jun. 24th, 2017 07:45 pm
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...on the novel. I'm up to 21K and I think I've gotten to about the halfway point. Maybe. Not sure yet. Sinead's finally gotten a handle on what the real basis of the crime is and it's her. Well, not her directly but the same old feud between the Delbhana and the Dana has started to play out in Atalya.

Pretty sure Sinead's going to wake up, decide that hell no, this will not fly and then go kick the world until it does what she wants.

Which is both very Delbhana and very Dana of her. Much fun having her have that sort of personality thing going on.

The hubby and I went out today. His office chair (he works from home 90% or more of the time and does far too much overtime) had hit the point of pain while sitting in it. So I decreed that new chair would be found this weekend. Last night we went out to dinner (and then got groceries super-late, thus no post) and tried at Office Depot. No luck there. None of the chairs worked.

So today we went to the mall and got lunch, then walked and bought spices, gummy bears, Lush and Legos. Then we went to Staples and found a chair that he can live with. They didn't have any in stock but there was free shipping and a sale on the chair so we ordered it to be delivered to our home on Tuesday.

Tomorrow's goals are laundry, write at least one chapter, preferably two, clean my bathroom, and avoid the heat as much as possible. We're in the 80s right now and dang, we are not prepared for it. Thankfully, I talked him into whole house AC a couple of years ago so we're not dying. Just every time we step outside it's ugh.

So, off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

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Jun. 23rd, 2017 06:08 pm
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Despite Baze's initial protests, he and Chirrut have erected a sign warning bar patrons in several languages that the sun burns. The sign is located on the border between the lake and the beach.

The languages are as follows, courtesy of Google Translate Bar's help:
Aurebesh (Galactic Basic): Beware of burning from the merciless sun
English: Beware the burn of merciless sun
French: Méfiez-vous de brûler du soleil impitoyable (Beware of burning the ruthless sun)
Russian: Остерегайтесь ожогов от беспощадного солнца (Beware of burns from the merciless sun)
Japanese: 無慈悲な太陽から燃えることに注意してください (Please be aware that it burns from a ruthless sun)
German: Hütet euch vor dem Brennen von der gnadenlosen Sonne (Beware of burning from the merciless sun)

ETA: Maru has kindly provided a more accurate German translation: "Hütet euch for der Glut der gnadenlosen Sonne," which translates via Google as "Beware of the glow of the merciless sun."
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Is there some bit of canon or plot that you are ignoring as it is a stupid-assed decision?

Bonus question: I recently noticed my profile for a pup was woefully out of date and needed reworking. Post in with your pups and we'll review their profile and offer any suggestions we might have.

Thursday DE

Jun. 22nd, 2017 07:30 am
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What would your character as a child--say, age 10--think about what's going on with your character nowadays? What would your character five years ago think if they could look ahead to the present?

Shout outs

Jun. 21st, 2017 11:48 pm
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I hope that the heat isn't being too difficult for anyone, heat and humidity are awful.

Pam is angry, Baze and others don't help.

Hera and Kanan try to get ready for what might happen next.

Eden tries to improve.

Now what are you loving and finishing. I had a wonderful family visit but I'm glad to be back.
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I wanted to. But nope, it didn't happen.

Work was busy-busy. I had an audit to perform with one of our auditor trainees and it was a good bit more in-depth than I expected. I'd blocked out 2 hours for it and it ended up being 2 1/2 hours and I didn't even get the report written up. Oh well, it is what it is.

And then when I got home there was stuff to do with the hubby and things to clean up and a long walk after dinner so I didn't get much written at all. Only 1200 words. I am up to 14K, though, so I'm not worried about it. Not sure that I'm going to keep the twist that I just put into the story. I think it's too soon for it. Or maybe it's not right yet. We'll see. I'll think it over, sleep on it and then write more tomorrow.

Hopefully without cutting the words I wrote today.

Didn't get more homemade Lush made. I might go nuke some cocoa butter and mix it with jojoba oil before I run my bath, just to see how that goes. But probably not.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, getting the POD version of this week's story done since it didn't happen tonight, exercises, and maybe, if I have time, homemade Lush products.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Wednesday DE: Fight!

Jun. 21st, 2017 12:47 pm
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 Sorry for the lack of DE yesterday: I was in ITIL class when the alarm went off, and just forgot afterwards because, hoo boy, ITIL.

So, DE for today inspired by last post on the comm: your character gets attacked by a) an axe crazy, b) an Internet troll c) some religious or political loony taking umbrage at them in RL. What do they do?

Another busy day

Jun. 20th, 2017 08:35 pm
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Work was busy enough, between meetings, that I got not one word written even on breaks. I did get 2400 words after dinner. Sinead has dealt with the issue of the transwoman and is now dealing with a surprising issue with her mother. Should be interesting to see how that plays out. I've no idea how long this story is going to be but right now I'm above 12K and just barely started. Just have to keep on writing until I find the ending.

And see if my internal sense that this all ties back into Sinead's Delbhana relatives is correct. Which would be cool if I can make it work out.

We'll see.

Got my steps today because the hubby had his mid-year performance review and needed to to babble while walking it off.

I'm kind of noodling on a new world in the back of my head. I'm not sure I'll actually write it anytime soon, though. I want to combine harems and veils with temperate rain forests like in the Puget Sound but I'm not sure how to do that yet. I need to figure out clothes and food and terrain and maybe draw a map or something. You know, in my copious amounts of spare time. I did do some doodles of potential ways of doing the veils (think bamboo / reed / straw woven hats that people wear all the time) but I don't know that I'd want to do it that way. Would everyone wear hats all the time? How would that affect their society? How the hell would I describe people's expressions???

I don't know. I'm still pondering it for now. More sketching may be necessary.

The one thing I did get done this morning before work started was that I got this week's short story into ebook format. Now all I have left is the POD format and I'll be ready to upload on Thursday. That's good even though no one is really buying the series. *sad sigh* Don't care. I enjoyed writing it and I'm going to share it even if no one sees and cares for a good long time.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, finishing the POD, exercises, making homemade Lush products, and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Fight Club update

Jun. 20th, 2017 02:46 pm
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I bet y'all have missed the chance to hit each other in a Security approved environment haven't you? I know I've missed watching it. It's been, what, a few months since an official fight club? Well, RL came up and kind of mugged me, which ruined any thread slots I had available.

But fear not, there is another!

Sahaal ([personal profile] exiled_heir_of_the_eighth)'s mun was asking about fight club and what when into running it, and has decided it is a thing they can help with! Accolades and cheers for them! Rules might shift a little in wording as a different character writes the rules, but the one rule of fight club (both OOC and IC) stays the same, Security is the only party that can forcibly break up a fight. Characters can try words and reason, but only an official Security pup can step in to break up the fight is the sparring turns ugly.

So dust off your gloves, oil your swords, and sharpen your spears, fight club should be back soon.

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Jun. 19th, 2017 11:58 pm
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 Happy Hour Threads for this week include:

Today...er...let's just go with today being Tuesday.
Tomorrow, which would make this Wednesday.
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Have at!
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...mostly because of a very different verbal pattern from my own. But it's going. I got 2500 words today and Sinead's into the mystery. Actually two mysteries that she's not aware yet are related. I've no idea how they're related yet but yeah, they're related. Somehow. I'll find out as I write.

And I have an official transwoman character in the story so now I have to figure out how Atalyan society feels about trans people. But that's a job for tomorrow. My eyes are burning. It's definitely time to get off the computer.

Not to mention that my torn fingernail on my pinky is not making typing fun at all.

Got my steps today, which is good. Not so good is that I forgot that my mother's birthday is on Wednesday and I didn't buy her a birthday card this weekend. So it's going to get there late. Darn it.

Goals for tomorrow include sending out the card, writing, exercises, preparing for the audit this week, and maybe making some more Lush replacements in the evening. We'll see how I feel tomorrow after work.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Monday DE

Jun. 19th, 2017 07:29 am
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Welcome to another week. May you crush your to do lists and have fun!

For today's topic...it's been hot, like stuck to the vinyl, itchy skin, burning eyes hot. Or your pup just got through with a big fight with someone they care about. Or they know they need to have a talk with said person, but are dreading a fight. Or there is a thing that needs doing but they can't do it quite yet...either way, whatever the cause, your pup is feeling anxious and stressed. What do they do to try and calm themselves?
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It's a Matriarchies of Muirin novel, set in the far north of Atalya with Delbhana Sinead (from Repair and Rebuild and Running From the Storm) as the POV character. Except she's not Delbhana anymore. She's Dana. And on her own in Atalya because she can't go home if she wants to live.

I'm planning on a mystery of sorts but right now I don't know just how mystery-like it'll be. I'm going to give it my best and see what happens.

Also, I turned in the first novel of the challenge. I'm 100% going to forget about it, not think about it in anyway, because otherwise I'll worry myself to a frazzle and that does no one any good. Especially me.

Yesterday the hubby and I went on a nice long bike ride only to discover afterwards that the tires on our bikes were dramatically low. Very annoying and much more work than it should have been. We fixed it and the bikes seem fine. My legs, not so much.

Today was laundry day and somehow I managed to tear my right pinky nail right into the quick taking clothes out of the laundry. A good quarter of an inch into the quick. So I've got a bandaid over it and I'm really not enjoying typing right now. Especially hitting enter or backspace. Darn it all.

Can't be helped but man, I really wish I hadn't done that.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, chicken and rice for dinner, exercises, and getting this week's story ready for formatting.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Sunday Indulgences

Jun. 18th, 2017 04:56 pm
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It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

it means it's probably a good day for dancing )

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Jun. 18th, 2017 03:12 pm
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Hi,

The Third Milliways County Fair will be taking place shortly, from 3-9th of July IC (the post will probably go up Sunday night).


Horticultural Show
If you are entering the horticultural show, you will need to tag in between the fair opening and judging time with a description of your entry (there will be a copy and paste form) and you can if you choose include a link to a picture. There is no sign up required.
Judging will take place from midnight GMT on the Thursday.


Raffle
Current Raffle Prizes
A block of sapir tea, a plate of no-bake cookies, Cuddly Toy Demonic Bunny, Huckleberry Pie,
1950s USA leather jacket

If you wish to buy a raffle ticket please comment on the post in the above link or talk to Bonnie IC.


Races

So far we have:

Non-Superpowers running race - Autor, Auxin, Gyda

Superpowers running race - Marcus, Vyvyan

Tug of war - Team 1 - Chirrut and Baze, Team 2 - Guppy and Bonnie

Any more contestants please sign up by 26th June so that there is time to receive your OOC instructions. If I have missed anyone off please comment on this post or the linked one.


Questions? Fire away!
Charlotte x

And another Weekend Edition of DE

Jun. 17th, 2017 10:13 am
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...because why not?

What is making you happy recently? Answers can be either as yourself or your pups.

Finished the novel!

Jun. 16th, 2017 08:36 pm
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Whoot! One novel down out of the three I wanted to write for the challenge. :D I wrote about 3800 words today, finishing the novel out at 51,500 words, give or take a few.

I'll give the ending (probably the whole thing) a read-over tomorrow and then it's off to the person running the challenge so he can read it and let me know what he thinks. Then I'll be biting my nails for a week waiting to hear back. *groan*

So of course I've already decided what to write next because damn it, I'm not losing my streak and I'm definitely not going to fuss over the feedback. Derail myself big time if I did.

The next novel will be another Muirin novel, this time set in Atlaya with Delbhana Sinead as the POV character. I'm going to throw a mystery of some sort at her and have her solve it, then move on to another port, another country, like the lone wolf she is. If it works out, it's the start of a series of novels about "Dana Sinead" slowly working her way back to Aingeal and Raelin's side.

Yes, I have plans for that. Eventually. I have a couple, maybe three or so, more novels to write before I get there. Completely aside from rewriting Daughter of Chaos and Gwen's thing with the Ladies. (Those are up free on my DW if you're curious. Go digging for Daughter of Chaos and Saving the Dana.) *grin*

I did get my steps today. Getting groceries will do that. I'm hoping that the weather is nice enough for the hubby and I to go do something tomorrow. No idea if it will be. It's kind of rainy and grey today so hiking or biking don't sound like fun at all.

Either way, goals for tomorrow include starting the next novel, exercises, something fun, reading over the novel I just finished and sending it off. That's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

technical difficulty?

Jun. 16th, 2017 02:21 pm
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Hey, has anyone else been getting this error message sometimes when trying to load the main bar community?

error message

I've been periodically getting it for a few months now. Sometimes refreshing will make the community actually load, and sometimes it won't. Is this just a problem on my end, and if so, anyone have ideas on how to fix it?

Sale!

Jun. 16th, 2017 02:04 pm
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On Sale Now: Consort of the Crystal Palace! Get it on Kobo for $0.99 but only until Monday.

wlw romance / SF adventure FTW!

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