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2017-06-22 12:01 am


So much time on my hands that I almost forgot an entry!

I had a super chill evening. I submitted the wiki entry after talking over more stuff with a co-contributor, and having a related LARP geekout about my favourite underworld deity. I got to cheer-read other people's fic. Life is good!

Tomorrow is going to be kind of hectic at work, because there is a lot of stuff going on, but also kind of not, because almost none of it is actually 'stuff I need to do'.

And then knitting! But maybe dinner with a friend I haven't seen in ages first? We shall see :)
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2017-06-20 11:28 pm

Just a Tuesday

I had the billing this afternoon - I had to leave super early to get there on time because buses (and I also I wanted to get lunch first), and then my class was out an an awkward time - 3:30, and it is a 40 min-ish trip back to work... And then I leave at 4:50 anyway. So I just went downtown and ran a few errands, then went home and had a nap (or at least a lie down).

It was super nice all day, and pissed rain as I was starting to take the dogs out, of course. It didn't thunder, though, so they were okay with it.

I have a different training tomorrow, though it is basically in the same place, so I will probably just do the same thing.

I did some wrangling this evening,so that I wouldn't just get sucked into the hole that is tumblr, and then watched the last episode of American Gods and worked on some knitting. I still don't have the mental energy, or inspiration, for writing. It isn't that I don't have ideas, I just don't have any that are really grabbing me right now. Maybe it is bees? Probably at least some of it is bees.

Ahh well - the Raksura exchange reveals tomorrow and I am excited to read things! I'm a little disappointed that I didn't manage any treats, but I think I just need a break.
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2017-06-20 12:04 am

Busy busy!

Billing training tomorrow, finally!

Maybe getting an answer about my farm from the last LARP game is imminent! I think I am nearly done with the wiki article!

Wednesday I am going pokehunting (probably) and Thursday I have knitting!I don't remember if I have anything going on on this weekend, at least. How did I get so busy? Man. Oh I guess I might have Diablotin if we can figure out when a good alternate time would be!

I feel like I had another thing, bu I can't remember what now :p Ahh well, I should be home early tomorrow, anyway, because of the training.
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2017-06-18 10:13 pm

Catte Drugs --> Catte Nap

Took an allegra and a rectine. No hives or faceleaking but I am dumb and sleepy af.

But I got many kitty toes trimmed and had some nice cuddles.

I had 13 today and it was a really good session, I think! I'm so lucky to have so many good engaging games, and such awesome people to RP with in all of them. Also got some knitting done.

Yesterday I brought in the yarn in the cherry bark bath.... and there was nothing, no change at all. I'm super disappointed. It just smells gross now :/ I'm not sure if I should rescour it and go through the whole mordanting process again, or what. Maybe I can try again with some queen anne's lace/wild carrot tops, which are supposed to be green. Maybe bark dyes just don't work with solar dyeing. I dunno, but I am disappointed, boo :(

I need to pick a writing project. I finished all my exchange fics and have freedom to do what I want if I only could decide what that is ;p
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2017-06-17 08:46 pm

Author bios are the wooooorst

How does this read? its 119 words, which is fine - they asked for 100-150.

Heather is a doctor with several degrees in pirates, all of which are going to waste. She works at an archaeological repository in Ontario, Canada. This may sound cool but is actually regulated at a consistent temperature because it is better for the collections. She is a gamer (the pen-and-paper kind, but often over the internet because it is 2017), a writer, and a knitter. She has previously published fiction in the anthology "High Seas Cthulhu," in addition to a number of academic journal articles about piracy.

As a queer woman, Heather is very excited to see the Cthulhu Mythos continue to evolve by embracing a broader diversity and distancing itself from the racism and misogyny of Lovecraft's original work.
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2017-06-16 10:52 pm

I think I am going to go to bed early

On a Friday night. My life is so thrilling.

Went to the market this morning and bought too many snacks, and also strawberries for making ice cream, at HD's request. They bled through the cloth bag they were in and tried to stain my light beige skirt. Fortunately my boss had a shout stick.

Work today was s-l-o-w, but partly that is my faut for not actually doing anything I *could* be doing. There was a nesting snapping turtle, which was the highlight of my day. And I got to see the improvements in the vive recreation. And also I had to make a bunch of phone calls right at 4:30, pleh. But it was fine.

I had to pick up a prescription after work, and after dinner and dog walks helped the kids put together the custard for the ice cream. I'll either finish it tomorrow, or they can finish it when they get back from BiL's comany picnic (immediate family only, alas). I told them to bring me back some delicious food.

Other than that, I bleached my sister's roots and re-watched an episode of Voltron with Nary (and did a teensy bit of knitting).

I need to do a bio and look over my contract for RTSW. I should do some more wrangling. I should sort out my dyes and decide if that cherry bark worked at all or if I just need to wash the cotton and overdye it with something else.

We'll see what the weekend actually holds, I guess!
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2017-06-15 11:46 pm

Mixed Bag

My day started out pretty shitty, with an overflowing toilet and missing the bus. Then there was some stuff at work that I needed to sort out that I'm not 100% happy with the resolution, but it will serve. I didn't actually get my tea until about 3 in the afternoon.

But there waere some pretty great things too! I had my pathfinder game, which we are calling Fucksquad. My character in the bought a lunch box that is full of food that doesn;t fill hyour up and basically spend all day eating mac and cheese. OOG we made rum smoothies which were amazing - rum, banana, fresh local strawberries, passionfruit pulp, a frozen mix of strawberries, mango, peaches and melon, and juice. Plus our GM usually bakes for us, and there are chips and sometimes other snacks, It is good times.

And then when I got home, my friend Amaena helped me sort out the wiki! *sobs with relief* I really felt like ti was hanging over my head. But hey it turns out that if you follow the software's proper install instructions it works better, and also if you look at a file in a proper editor you can see the lines of code instead of a bunch of undifferentiated words + code with no internal coherency! Yaaay! Anyway, she is made of magic and I am going to knit her an awesome skull shawl. I need 1500 yards of black fingering weight, stat!

So I guess I kow what I'm working on after Pulled by the Sunset and Skara Brae.... or maybe between them. We'll see.

Anyway, Lookit this beautiful wiki!
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2017-06-14 11:24 pm

a quiet night

Tonight I did bedtime for the kids so that Longpig and Wererogue could go out to dinner. And then I did not much else? I poked at the wiki and admitted defeat, once again running back to a hypercompetent friend for help (I managed to get the *last* step to work for me now, but after she'd already done it for me). And I updated my character for tomorrow's D&D game.

Today was a kind of useless, wasted day all around. I didn't get much done at work either. I'm starting to plan a full equipment inventory... Whee. Oh and I went outside to find things to take pictures of and saw *two* snakes :D
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2017-06-14 12:01 am

someday I'll have time for a real entry again

But not tonight!

I got my Raksura exchange fic posted, though it still needs a beta pass. I'm mostly happy with it and I hope it gives the recip what they wanted from the prompt.

I've also been prompted to start working on the re-writes for the underworld wiki. I need to think up some cool rites/rite names. I *did* come up with a cool monster, which are kind of a cross between geiger aliens and hounds of tindalos, only they are attracted to light, and only physically manifest in direct light... I thik that would be a cool mechanic for a larp - you have to shine a light at them to attack them, or throw one on the ground if you're clever, otherwise they can phase your attacks. And they can hit you with body damage and poison death regardless :V

But right now I need to sleep!
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2017-06-12 10:18 pm

A little bit more

I slept for poop last night and my alertness has been coming and going all day. I'm probably going to bed shortly, but I wanted to say a *little* but more about my weekend.

However I don't have a lot of brain, so you are going to get the 'copied from irc' version.

Ritual magic in Underworld )
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2017-06-12 12:20 am

Game all the games?

Game all the games!

It was a good weekend. More on that tomorrow, maybe? I should be in bed but I'm too awake to sleep still :(
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2017-06-08 11:23 pm


Still busy... Mostly packed for LARP...

Of course last night I woke up at 4:30 with a stabbing pain in my back -_- It is betterish but I guess we'll see how things go.

Now reading and sleep...
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2017-06-08 12:09 am
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So busy! I have so muuuch to get done in the next few days ahhhhh!

And I spent most of my night hand winding a ball of yarn because ???? Reasons.

Also, Jola went to the vet for a check up, and it was not great. She is borderline for kidney disease, and she has arthritis in her hips and spine. So she needs a low protein diet, and fish oil, and love (always). Oh, and a urine test. Fun. My baby dog isn't allowed to be old :( (she's 9). And with blood testing and xrays (at least she doesn't have kidney stones or any tumors) and all her shots and such it was *expensive* to find this all out, too. Pleh.
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2017-06-07 12:31 am


Saw Wonder Woman. It was good! Huzzah!

...I sleep now @_@
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2017-06-05 11:51 pm

Whew, made it!

I made my Jukebox gifts post! Finally! nTheyr'e realy good and you shoudl go love on them :3

This is goignto be a stupid busy week. I am going to see a movie tomorrow, I take Jola to the vet on Wednesday night (just an annual exam plus vaccine), knitting on Thursday, and then on Friday and Saturday I'm going to Larp! Back late Saturday night, though, and home on Sunday (Diablotin!) And somewhere in there I need to finish my Raksura fic...
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2017-06-03 11:59 pm

Weak End

I had been doing well on my posting streak... ahh well!

I even thought about posting yesterday, and then didn't -_- In my defense, I got distracted reading tons and tons of excellent jukebox fics! I always wind up writing more for this than I expected, and this year was no different, though I'll wait for reveals to be more specific. There are a lot of really excellent stories and art though - go read around!

All three (!) of the fics I received were excellent, and I'll try and elaborate on that some tomorrow. Today was mostly reading both Jukebox and also Kai Ashante Wilson's novella The Devil in America on the TOR site, which is excellent, but do heed the warning.

Also Dyeing! I got my second mordanting done on the linen and the cotton. The linned I'm going to dry and set aside for now, but the cotton is going into the cherry. I drained the liquid out of the container it has been sitting in, and simmered the park in fresh water. I'll strain that and the other liquid back into the container tomorrow, and then I'm going to leave the cotton yarn in that bucket for a few days to a week to sit out in the sun and bake :D Annnnnd since it is cotton and I can iron mordant it, I am going to make up some mordant to do that with so I can experiment with that later too :D I'm super excited!

But for now, sleep - night all!
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2017-06-02 12:00 am

This...is a post

Today was a thing that happened! Game was definitely the best part of it. We have a ridiculous party. Our campaign is super queer, and it's great!

this has been a post ;p
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2017-05-31 08:24 pm

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I'm at a concert! Probably it will be super rad! Probably I will forget to post later, so you can have a hello while I'm waiting for the band. Hello!
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2017-05-30 10:37 pm

well that was a day

A day of things that didn't really go as planned...

This morning bubby spilled my scalding hot tea.... fortunately over me and not him or his brother, but it was unpleasant and I needed to change out of the fresh-from-the-laundry pants I'd been planning to wear.

I was supposed to have a training course this afternoon.... but that did not actually happen. Apparently the person running it didn't actually put me on the list, and then there was only one other erson signed up, and it got cancelled. But since I wasn't on the list....

So I bussed to campus and back for nothing, and stiff haven't done the training that will give me access to the billing software that I need to do my job -_-

I did get an ice cap and a donut from Tim's on campus, and I took the forest path back to the building and took some pics, and it didn't actually rain, so that was okay. It isn't like I had anything at all to do at work today anyway :p I saw a LARP person again! Apparently Tim's is the place to go for that. Same person I saw last time that I don't think recognized me, and same thing again >.> I might have been bolder about saying hi if I didn't think I was in danger of being late to my training :p

And then Longpig hadn't soaked the beans to make the dinner she'd planned, and ordered form a bbq place! It was pretty tasty - I especially liked the pulled pork. And I have some for lunch tomorrow, too, so score!

So a day of things not really going as planned, but turning out okay.

Tomorrow, I decided that I *am* going to go to the A Tribe Called R.E.D concert, even if it means going by myself. because I really want to see, them, damnit! And it is not too far from my house, so why not?

Meanwhile, my sister has put squeakers (the kind from dog toys) in her bra, and is taunting my dog ;p
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2017-05-29 11:46 pm


I went through a walk in the village today at work because I thought they were doing an archaeology open house thing.... but maybe I was too late because I didn't see anyone! I did see some cool plants (soooo many jack-in-the-pulpits, and now I've seen a blooming may apple as well), and then I saw a weasel (or actually I think it was a mink) carrying it's dinner (a chipmunk)! So cool!

And then when I took Jola out for a walk right before the drenching thunderstorm hit (one of several short bursts of same tonight), we saw three fat little groundhog babies in the field across the street :3

No pictures of any of them, unfortunatley. But they were all super cute!