Oh Sinestro

Aug. 7th, 2010 10:57 pm
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So today was a big NOTHING DAY.

So I shall regale myself with tumblr and background things.

I have started to like tumblr and I am considering getting one, but I am not sure if I could maintain it with the ferocious dedication that some people do. Which is why I have reservations about it. But at the same time, I think it would be fun. We’ll see. I have to maintain this sort of well for a while first I think.

Onto the background, I have decided I need a new one. So therefore I have decided to use Sinestro’s speech during GL:Sinestro Corps:

“I have been to every corner of the every sector of the universe and I have learned one thing.

The Universe needs change.

We live in a place rotting with hedonism and chaos. A place untamed and morally devoid. A place of darkness.

When I was inducted into the Green Lantern Corps, I believed I had finally escaped the darkness. I worked hard to validate the power ring’s selection.

I tore my home planet Korugar free from sin.

I brought order and vowed to do the same for the rest of sector 1417… And then, with the Corps’ support, the rest of the universe.

For a time the Guardians even called me the “Greatest” of the Green Lanterns.

Until an Earthman I trained took everything from me.

Hal Jordan called mea fascist for the order I bestowed upon Korugar.

I was stripped of my ring.

Labeled the first renegade of the Green Lantern Corps, I was banished into the underbelly of the universe, the antimatter universe…

…And delivered back into darkness.

For the first time in my life—

--I felt Fear.

And I was blinded by its brilliance.

I believed fear to part of the chaos I abhor, but it was more controlling that all the willpower in the universe.

And it would be Mine.

You will be mine alley rat.

And the Universe…

The Universe will change.”

+Nyssa
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So I went to go see FAME tonight at the ABQ Little Theater.

I really enjoyed it. Decent singing (and I hate watching people sing, or listening to them sing, or singing in general), fairly good acting and all that.

The only problem I had with it was the same problem I had with the movie. It was kind of Crushing at some points. This was FAR more uplifting that the movie though… So I am going to beam and go “YAY” because seriously, only like one person died in this one.

It was fun though, and there were A LOT of kids (read: highschoolers are now kids of no) there. I felt almost old, as compared to the last play I went to where there were many many much older people. Linds was the second youngest person there. To be fair that was “The Littlest Whore House in Texas” but at the same time… young young young.

But I had a good time. And I remembered to bring a Jacket!

+Nyssa
nikavia: (Japan-Letter from Oda Nobunaga to Date T)
Santa Fe!

So I got to go to Santa Fe today. I got to ride the Rail Runner too. I am not a huge fan of trains (been on one, been on them all, time to pull out a book) but it was exciting for a while. After that it was way more interesting to people watch.

People are odd on trains.

But we got to Santa Fe and rode a very crowded bus thing to the plaza. We ate at this place called the Burrito Café or something, but it was delicious. I had like a huge green chile cheese burger. Oh my god was it good and the onions were like perfect and wow. Just… wow. It was amazing.

We went to the Palace of the Governors, which was pretty neat. Lots of nice exhibits and interactive ones too. We went on the tour and then I ran wild very quickly. We also went through an exhibit called Wild at Heart, which was traumatizing but about wolves and a nice crazy man who decided he no longer wanted to watch them slowly die in traps. Go figure.

We went up to the church, which I have actually never been in. I am fond of churches. They are one of the few places that I feel… forced isn’t the right word but I feel… something with God. Other times it’s a moment that is rather unexpected. I especially like churches when there isn’t anyone there. The church had people in it, but as the church could probably hold 1000+, 50 people was pretty much empty.

We then made it back to the train, which was late, which is impressive as Santa Fe? Last stop on the line. Eventually we got on and got everyone all situated and spent the trip home looking at the free booklets I picked up. I am going to use the pictures to decorate my office I think.

We finally made it home amongst rain and all such lovely things, but we made it home :D

+Nyssa

Comic Haul

Aug. 4th, 2010 10:45 pm
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So remember how I was like “oh woe is me no paycheck for forevers because UNM is nutty”? Well UNM was very very good and got my backpay for the last two months to me. So now I have money again.

I also went down to astrozombies today. I got into a conversation with one of the guys who works there and he decided I needed a pull box, to which I said awesome. And so now I have a pull box (which I forgot to add like 13 series) but I get 15% off of pretty much anything I buy, which is pretty awesome because this whole thing was going to get super expensive and now it is only going to get really expensive.

Also, October is going to be really freaking expensive.

Okay so… since this is the first Wednesday… let’s see what I bought today…

Batman Odyssey #2

Brightest Day #7

Red Hood: Lost Days #3

Red Robin #15

Secret Six #24


All in all, not that bad?

+Nyssa
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Met with Prof today to work on research. We didn’t meet for that long, which was nice, but I have even more books to read.

I don’t remember if I talked about what I am doing for my research so… here goes.

Basically, UNM has a shock tube in the ME building, and this shock tube is kind of one of a kind because it can be tilted and fired at several different angles (most shock tubes only go in x or y).

My research? I am going to be modeling how particles behave immediately after being hit by a shock, when they are being bombarded by random chaotic turbulent flow. And have I mentioned that this has never been attempted before? Yeah, this is going to suck. And be way way awesome. But mostly suck.

Anyway so I am spending the next few weeks reading articles about various other experiments and models based on resuspension of particles (basically, particles being pulled off of surfaces and joining some sort of fluid flow again). I get to take notes on them too. Essentially, I am reading the articles so the Prof doesn’t have to…

I am however getting 10 credit hours of schooling paid for, and a very nice stipend, though I have to wait for my back pay for the last two months. But yay for a paycheck!

In any case… that is my research in a nutshell… from what I understand… Joys :D

Tomorrow is Wednesday which means COMIC BOOKS :D

+Nyssa
nikavia: (Secret Six: Deadshot)
So right now, I have considered multiple options of what the heck I want to put at the end of my livejournal entries.

In case you can’t tell, today was fairly boring.

Later on this year, if and when I get a confirmation or something about going to Japan next year, it will probably be a countdown to leaving (and maybe a “money saved/budget” thing.

I have considered doing the comics I am actively reading that particular day, seeing as there are so freaking many.

Either that or start tracking how much I spend on comics. Maybe next month when I catch up and chill out some…
I could also do a wishlist. But that also seems kind of traumatizing. Especially since mine keeps morphing and twisting.

Books I am reading? I have done that before but I am seriously slacking in this department. I checked books out like three weeks ago and I still haven’t touched them.

I am kind of boring huh? Meh maybe something will come to me in the next few weeks.

+Nyssa
nikavia: (Secret Six: Deadshot)
So my Aunt came into town last night.

We spent many many many hours chatting. Talked about pretty much everything.

I learned a lot about my grandmother. She and my grandfather had a… ridiculously romantic movie like plot of a romance.

My grandfather was shipped back to the US when he told his superior officer he wanted to marry a Japanese woman. He broke off their relationship once, because it was too difficult, but regretted it and rekindled it. He saved up a year of pay to return to Japan, where he married my grandmother, then had to return to the US, save enough money to bring her over on a boat, and had friends meet her from LA to Pennsylvania.

We have a year’s worth of letters between the two of them somewhere. I will try to find them at some point.

Still haven’t thought of what to put at the end of posts… hms.

+Nyssa
nikavia: (Secret Six: Deadshot)
It’s been since February since I last updated.
The basics of the last 6ish months:
I Graduated from College Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
I am attending Grad School at UNM, working with my Fluids Professor on Shock Tubes.
We built a freaking awesome Wheelchair for Design V.
I became obsessed with DC Comics.
Angel Died.

The specifics in detail under the cuts, like last time I did a recap of my life.

The Months... )

The Classes... )

The People... )

The VICES, Saving Graces, and Other Simple Pleasures... )

So yeah, now I'm all caught up. See if we can do a better job huh?

+Nyssa
Will Figure out to do with this spot later....
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According to Dusty, Doppelganger has decided to wear ironic t-shirts. This pretty much made my DAY.

After our quiz in Stats, Dusty got out and saw Doppelganger leave his class. Apparently his shirt had a gigantic shield on the back of it. I think he is doing it intentionally at this point. Which would be hilariously awesome.

So I came home and watched BLOOD: the last vampire. Which is a movie. Not an anime. At least this time. A live action one. I kind of liked it, even if the blood was purpleish and the whole thing was… very what gravity? Gravity is for wusses and things but I liked it. I liked the head chick demons various wardrobes and the femslash in that movie practically wrote itself. Deep intimate connections between girls that involve intense stares and blood letting. Yeah it was a tiny bit gay.

I did not, however, like the ending. Because it sucked. A lot. Not the final epic fight part, but the part after that, mostly because it was very “what the hell is going on here”.

Oh Fridays.

+Nyssa
Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 0/10000 == 0.00%
Quote of the day: "Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day." ~Charles Kingsley
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We had another meeting with our Design V professor today. As per usual felt rather inadequate when we left, but I am starting to get used to feelings of failure. I don’t think that is a very good sign. It may indicate a lack of motivation or something. Others will say it means I lack personal pride but MEH, I am prideful enough. Too much pride is a sin and people are real bitches if they think you are being proud of anything, regardless of any struggle you had to overcome to get there.

So I just realized that one year ago I was so upset I could barely function. Thank god for JAMP and his amazing pie and all the support I got from people. Yay for real friends. It’s kind of interesting just looking back. I still get mad and angry and act a bit childish, but I would like to hope that if the situation were to repeat itself, I would behave differently, not get stomped on and yelled at and threatened and that I would have just smiled, thanked people for the food and left, graciously, because what would be the point in staying there? Kind of makes me wish I could go back in time a year and repeat that one night, just to either clarify my own recollection and see if my anger is justified or to just… handle the situation in a different way. I am fairly certain given the mental maturity involved in this incident that I would just have been called a whiny bitch or something equally… infuriating if I had walked away but I think it would have placed some things in perspective for me.

I got the Sweeny Todd game off of Bigfishgames. I played it already. I am a bit depressed about that since that means that the game was not all that technically difficult and things. There were a few moments where I fumbled however as some things just didn’t logically track for me. But I finished it. And sometimes it sang to me.

Weird.

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 0/10000 == 0.00%
Quote of the day: "Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough." ~Dave Barry
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In another pointless entry because today was fairly boring (no REALLY), I have noticed that I start a lot of entries with “So…”

It’s kind of funny that I developed that kind of pattern, but it makes sense given that’s how I talk. If I don’t have an instant start like “Hello” or something I try to find something to lead with and “so” usually works really well. It’s a nice non committal way of starting a conversation that allows both parties to back out and flee at any given moment. And when it comes to journal entries… well I am not quite sure why that seems to work really well.

I’ve found something pretty for Dusty to look at. Skins has called out loudly to the adoring hoard and we may have to give in soon. It has Joe Dempsie, and some blond guy that Dusty is all fangirly over. He is pretty in a work of art kind of pretty, and I would certainly do a once over if he walked in one of my classes, but I think Bradley James and his amazing shoulders have polluted my definition of attractiveness. I now like broad shoulders and biceps and muscles. Though to be honest I was never very much attracted to slender little slips of things. For reference, Colin Morgan is not a slender slip of a thing in my book. He’s scrawny, but he isn’t… weak looking.

Some twisted need to have a big strong man protect me? Who knows but it is how I FEEL. And I don’t mind because there is no lack of broad shouldered men in New Mexico.

+Nyssa
Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 0/10000 == 0.00%
Quote of the day: "Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face." ~Dave Barry
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Today’s group meeting was more interesting than usual.

We went to a custom wheelchair store during our usual class time this morning. It was really neat and I got to roll around in a few wheelchairs and learn about the general unfairness of the American insurance system. Insurance companies will pay for a titanium frame on a bike but will not pay for something like MagicWheels or a Wijit to make things easier for people in wheelchairs to function. The insurance companies would rather pay either for surgery or for an electric wheelchair instead of something that would prevent the need for surgery and an electric wheelchair.

But the wheelchairs were NICE. If, due to some horrific accident, I end up in a wheelchair, I think I may insist on something like one of those, with the nice cushion and the light weight and the wheels that spin so smoothly as opposed to some of the others that are not quite as smooth.

Design for manufacturability is still interesting. I am kind of surprised. Not interesting enough to stop me from doing some plotting in the margins of my notes, but interesting. Homework due next week. Joy of joys. And we still haven’t picked something to work with yet.

I think it’s interesting that the entries bounce back and forth between school and total nonsense…

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 0/10000 == 0.00%
Quote of the day: "There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see." ~Leonardo da Vinci

Notebooks

Feb. 1st, 2010 11:35 pm
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So I am not taking good care of my notes.

This wouldn’t be an issue except that it bugs me now of all times. I think a part of me is just searching for a project or a task or something to play with instead of doing my homework. Mike has cool little notebooks that he uses to take notes this semester. I may have to emulate him and copy my old notes into these notebooks because I don’t think I will be needing all of my notes for forever. Also spiral notebooks are hard to stack and keep all nice and pretty.

We’ll have to see. I will have to go to like Borders and look at their nice little journal notebooks and pick ones with enough space for me to copy all of my notes, without excessive amounts of space that will leave me trying to fill up the pages. But it will depend on how much I write, what I write, etc. Seems like a project huh? Maybe will start doing that when midsemester rolls around. I’ll need something new and shiny to focus on then.

Spent some time today scribbling down plot ideas. We’ll have to see if any of them come to fruition. I really need to consider a fandom lj though, because while I like being me and stuff, I don’t want people reading about me bitch about my thirteenth group meeting of the week unless they really feel like they need to get into the fucked up mind of a mechanical engineering student less than four months away from her graduation. I don’t know, if it suits them by all means join in.

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 0/10000 == 0.00%
Quote of the day: "Common Sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses." ~ Leonardo da Vinci
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Watched the Maiden Heist with Dad today. It was alright but yesterday’s con movie was better. It was about art thieves though, but not like real ones. This was the story of a group of security guards at an art museum that find out that their favorite pieces are going to be moved to like Denmark or something and they decided to make fakes and steal the originals forever.

I am not all that excited about this semester. Even for all the fact that I am graduating in less than four months. But there is pretty much homework, tests and group meetings. And the group meetings are making me so tired. You have no idea. Just thinking about the group meetings makes my eyes twitch and my fingers curl in on themselves.

I made it to 10000 words. Those last 100 are pretty crappy and are mostly me going “oh lord so close just… aghereasedre” kind of things but hey 10000 words!

I am watching Criminal Minds. Again. I missed this show, even though I am not super into it (like oh say, those other shows where I watched them online). It’s good and interesting and creative. However I am not sure how realistic it is.

I am tired thinking about groups already... But I have to go to bed and then pretend to be happy about school tomorrow…

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 10000/10000 == 100.00%
Quote of the day: "A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession." ~Albert Camus
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I beat a game today.

Admittedly, it was a game that is supposed to be beaten in a relatively short amount of time as it is a search and find game but still, I beat it. I liked it too, even if the voice acting was pretty awful. But it was very pretty to look at. And most of the things that were hidden all over the place were actually reasonably hidden. Like it made sense for them to be there are opposed to Mystery Case Files where you kind of go WTF Why is that there?

I spent a lot of today catching up on things. And trying not to whimper because my shoulder aches. I finally realized that it was most likely caused by my fall yesterday. It hurts though and has made me kind of sad. My wrist also hurts but I am not sure how much of that is aggravated by me typing.

Also, movies that I like are now getting this treatment:

The Brothers Bloom (2009) || Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz || Directed by: Rian Johnson

One of the better con movies I have seen in a long time, with a bittersweet ending and a fantastic soundtrack.

|| Stephen and Bloom are brothers, who have been conning people since their childhood, with Stephen concocting elaborate stories for them to play out that play on people perfectly, controlling every aspect of the scenario from start to finish. He casts Bloom as the tragic antihero in his cons, until there is one con too many, and Bloom quits, to live on a tiny island in Montenegro.

Stephen finds him, with the help of the quiet Japanese “fifth Beatle” of the group, Bang Bang. They draw him into one final con. The target: filthy rich heiress and recluse Penelope Stamp who hardly ever leaves her home or talks to people and spends her life collecting hobbies. She can skateboard, juggle chainsaws, and make pinhole cameras out of watermelons. And as the con plays out, the brothers realize that she is far more unpredictable than any mark they have ever played. ||

The casting in this movie was awesome. Rinko Kikuchi does a fantastic job as the essentially mute throughout the story Bang Bang, making her a felt presence throughout the film, and a likeable character. Mark Ruffalo plays the master conman to perfection, with the right amount of charm, wit and intelligence, as well as the unassuming air that allows you to be constantly surprised by how well he planned the entire con. Adrien Brody is wonderful as Bloom, sympathetic and still a conman. The two actors together have a great rapport, picking on each other and playing off each other as conmen, partners and brothers. One moment that sticks out the most in my mind that I think exemplifies is a scene where Bloom is confronted by their old Mentor, who (by implication) sexually abused Bloom as a child. Brody acts the scene with the right amount of tension and wide eyed fear to convey the implication without stating it. And Ruffalo comes to the rescue as the big brother, attacking the man relentlessly and without any hesitation. And Rachel Weisz! She played the eccentric heiress with such strange quirks perfectly. She learned how to do card tricks and how to skateboard and played the social awkwardness perfectly, and the progression of the character throughout the story felt natural.

Finally, the con. Now, my favorite thing about con movies, apart from the strange cast that ultimately gathers to pull off the perfect con, is the con itself. This movie has many cons throughout it, starting with the first con done by the brothers as children. But the con of this movie was one where you weren’t sure if you were being conned at all the entire time. How much exactly did the brothers plan? How much did they count on happening? What was reaction and how much was deliberate action? The con was so complex and so wonderfully done that it worked out to perfection.

A fantastic con movie, start to bittersweet finish.

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 6500/10000 == 65.00%
Quote of the day: "There's actually a nack to this. If you're trying to fast-track to a mark's sympathies, there's nothing quite as effective as having your first conversation be from a hospital bed... they put you in." ~Bloom, The Brothers Bloom (2009)
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Happy Birthday Adam Lambert!

Dusty mentioned it. It’s in my brain until I DIE or find something to overwrite that data.

So today (in my actual classes) was pretty dull. We went over the homework in controls, and then I worked on the outline some more in stats. In dynamics I worked on the outline (mostly finished the basics of it too I think) and started trying to brainstorm how I wanted to do the chapters and things. Overall, class wise, very dull.

Non class wise? Not so much. I show up to stats, ready to comfort and hug the living hell out of Dusty and she says something along the lines of “so I thought today was going to be a total fail and then guess who I saw?” Yep DOPPLEGANGER! Apparently Doppleganger is in the classroom across the hall from during stats. This pretty much made my week (and after my epic win of 5000 words on Tuesday, pretty damn impressive). I caught a glimpse of him when we left and it made me joyously happy. Looks like someone is in the running once again for Epic Thing of the Year.

I also managed to buy pretty much my body weight in snack food. Yay for getting ready for the superbowl. I also got complimented for my hair to quote: “I walked past you earlier and I had to do a double check because your hair is simply the most gorgeous color I have ever seen”. Yeah feel pretty special. I also got told not to let the boys shove me out of engineering by a nice man in the parking lot of McDonalds. Then I came home, and Lindsay and I went on an epic quest to Petco, Petsmart and Best Buy. I now have Movie 4 and Mystery Case Files. I am pretty stoked.

I also went and played with Dusty today. We ate with her dad while we watched The Bourne Identity, which is still epic and awesome. We then dropped something off with her mother and then went to Target to buy her makeup. And then we went to village inn and had some of that awesome pie stuff. Srsly delish. During this whole thing we talked about the downfallrpg and decided that we should rewrite it. It’s going to be pretty epic

I also told her about my conversation with Fernando about the presence of robot dragons that transform in my potentially really really long fanfiction. I say that I feel like I should work it in as some sort of homage, maybe in a dream or something. She replies with “work it in after the mansex and then give it to him and be like ‘hey, you wanted transforming robot dragons’.” I am half tempted to do so, but maybe not give it to him, as I still want him to be you know… alive and undamaged.

Only downer part of my night was being taken out by Holly. Luckily I didn’t resprain my ankle. I just bruised my entire left side. And luckily she went “OH FOOD ON THE FLOOR” and not “OH NYSSA ON THE FLOOR”.

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 6500/10000 == 65.00%
Quote of the day: “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”~Friedrich Nietzsche
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I am once again back into school. I know this because my homework is making me so frustrated, I want to throw it across the room.

We met with our professor for design. The ideas he liked were: automatic belay device, moped bike, steady cam. Other than that, don’t really care anymore. Moving on.

Design for manufacturability homework was turned in today. I spent all of class outlining my apparently 26 chapter fanfiction of possibly +100000 words. Fernando leans over mid class and whispers “whatcha doing?” After a moment of flailing, I write:

story idea

But left the whole writing fanfiction part out of it. As it is a Merlin Fanfiction, the fact that Fernando immediately replies with

you should have robot dragons that transform

Really really funny. After a moment of smothered laughter, I reply with:

there are dragons

Which gets me a revised statement of

you should have robot dragons that transform

I just smiled indulgently at him and wrote

I’ll try.

Controls is not going well. Fernando and I managed the first two and the last one very well, but failed at the third in a pretty epic manner. We did the dynamics homework and called it a night (I also cleaned up my dorm room and used my ihome while I did it. And I listened to some fanmixes. Bound still has the most awesome cover).

Dusty apparently has had a very exciting night that leaves me nervous and a bit upset (I am not sure how much of that is exacerbated by the Controls Fail). Hug Time Tomorrow I think.

Fernando tells me I should coat my room in paper and do art all over it. I am half way tempted. Also I need to remember to bring my Alice poster next week.

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 6500/10000 == 65.00%
Quote of the day: “He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.”~Douglas Adams
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I haven’t touched the fic. I am kind of proud of myself but it is calling to me like a freaking siren and I am trying to not listen. I reread it anyway and discovered that the finger cramps seriously impeded my ability to type words that I meant to type.

Also, sometimes, my sentences get weird late at night or when I am typing for speed rather than coherency.
Today was a lot of working on design for manufacturability. I got it sent off though to Mike’s capable hands and it shall be totally out of my domain tomorrow, which is nice and awesome.

I also finished Searching for Dragons during Dusty’s econ class. I started up Dead Until Dark again. Which I like a lot, and I don’t want to kill our hero chick thingy. Weird right?

Anyway, Dusty is still nuts about Adam Lambert. I am kind of still mostly apathetic, but I understand the appeal. It doesn’t help that his music sneaks up on me in the dark and gets stuck in my head to the point that only repeated blasts of Disturbed will rescue me.

He is very Sparkly though. Like… srsly. Also, now have For Your Entertainment stuck in my head. Looks like it is time for some more INDESTRUCTABLE.

+Nyssa

Reading: Dead Until Dark
Book count: 2 == 2%
Wordcount = 6497/10000 == 64.97%
Quote of the day: “Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.”~William Shakespeare
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I think the best way to describe today would be Awkward Smile and Head Desk Now.

I got BORED in Design V. We aren’t talking like sort of bored and I was content with the Sudoku. We are talking full on would have been vacantly staring if I wasn’t doing something the entire time. So what did I decide to do? I decided to write.

Basic premise: Arthur Pendragon was born of magic.

Yes, that’s right, I spent both my classes today writing FANFICTION. I would feel ashamed if I didn’t like what I wrote so much. And I really do. Which is rare because I usually have to work up to liking something I write on my own, especially fanfiction because I don’t feel like I have the nuances right, even for the characters of my own creation. This time? I don’t especially care if the nuances are perfect, because that is what rewrites and beta’s and kid sisters are for.

So I wrote. I wrote a lot. I wrote during all of Design V (the front of a piece of engineering paper and half way down the back). Then I wrote another two pages before the end of Design for Manufacturability.
Naturally, when I got back to my dorm, I started to type. And adding, and embellishing. And next thing I knew it was time for another Design V meeting, which I was even less enthused about going to because it disrupted my obsessive rewatching to get the facial expressions and dialogue RIGHT ENOUGH (not even JUST RIGHT).

I returned to my dorm eventually (after a totally awesome conversation with Carrie about how we apparently like the same books/movies/Disney songs). And sat down to type again instead of doing any homework (though I did do some design for manufacturability).

So now… 5000 words. I think I haven’t managed that for a LONG time. Like… I mean it happens during NaNoWriMo, but that is about it.

But I kind of love it. And it’s awesome except for I realize now that this may not have been the best of plans, as setting a 5000 word precedent for over 26 chapters is not a good idea.

I’m not even done… we’re looking at like 6000 words per chapter.

I am kind of in love.

+Nyssa

Reading: Searching for Dragons
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 6497/10000 == 64.97%
Quote of the day: “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~Lao Tzu
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I did nothing today. I really should have done something, but I did nothing. I went to class, I stared vacantly out many windows and got a hilarious note from Dusty.

The highlight of said note would be:

“… So then Tony kissed me, with tongue and everything and I was like, well this isn’t so bad…”

~An Sample Conversation to Explain Hilarious Facial Expressions.

I really had to smother that laughter, because laughing as loud as I wanted to would have been inappropriate.
So, I have managed to officially determine that Alex Pettyfer is my physical muse for Quinlan Holden Altman. Which kind of makes me smile because omg CAMULUS SMIRKS ICON TIEMS!

I have homework due this week. I am not exactly thrilled about that, but I am not going to whine as much as I would like to. But I will however sulk in a… fashion of sorts.

+Nyssa

Reading: Searching for Dragons
Book count: 1 == 1%
Wordcount = 1491/10000 == 14.91%
Quote of the day: “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~Lao Tzu

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