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Wednesday, 1 January 2020 08:00
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Drop me a line about anything here.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:19
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
I fucked up both my vacation plans and my writing plans pretty badly, but it's too late and I'm too tired to take care of it properly right now. a decent night's sleep and a hot shower will put me in a better frame of mind to handle whatever needs handling.
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
I am struggling.

Don't comment.

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Friday, 8 February 2019 11:00
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
I reset my Patreon account because if I can't help myself I can at least help others.
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
Right now I have the kind of cold that makes everything seem terrible, and like it has always been terrible and always will be terrible. So it's not a good time to ask me about things in general. I am tired and worn down and I have work deadlines and other pressures. I have not touched my game since early December.

The only state in which I'm really comfortable right now is that ephemeral state between sleep and wakefulness that happens when you wake up, but don't have to get out of bed or go back to sleep. And I of course am not getting very much of that right now. When I do, it makes me late for work and then I have to play catch-up with my hours.

I uninstalled Facebook and Twitter from my phone in the hopes of increasing my productivity and maybe doing some light reading in my down time. Instead I'm just out of touch with everyone and I can't remember the last time I finished a book. I have not done my daily pages in two weeks, and every time my phone alarm rings I fight the urge to dash it against the wall.
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
Crossposted from pi-lo: anxiousgeek's End Of Year Writing Blanket Box:

Total number of completed stories: hard to say, but around 35 I would guess, maybe more if I count the ones I wrote but didn't post, or the ones that are still in progress.

Total word count: AO3 says more than 80K, and even accounting for some weirdness that sounds about right.

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted? More than I would have guessed for some months (notably, February and June). Less than I'd've liked for others.

Read more... )

Life Update

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:27
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
I've got a couple more days of antibiotics for my busted thumb, and it's supposed to maybe snow tomorrow in Jerusalem.

Other than that, I'm working too much and not writing enough, and everything's more or less the same.
lea_hazel: A frowning white theater mask (Feel: Sad Face :()
Health drama involving fingernails behind the cut.

Read more... )

There are more gross details I could give but I'll restrain myself.

On Fanfic

Tuesday, 8 January 2019 20:39
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
I was looking at 12 Months of AU - A Year Long Fic Writing Challenge and came up with a just absolutely angsty idea for an Allegra/Clarmont A/U and I am not sure whether I'm up to it. I mean, just... ugh, my heart.
lea_hazel: I am surrounded by tiny red hearts (Feel: Love)
Edited 12/1/19 11PM IST

General pros: gen, strong but complex family relationships, female mentors, nonbinary or gender variant characters, femslash, poly shipping, snark, banter, did I mention gen?

General cons: more than canon-typical violence or gore, large amounts of casual background sexual violence, romanticizing dysfunctional relationships, pairing off every single background character, aro-negativity.

A note about cartoon fandoms and violence )

3Below )

Cinders )

7KPP )

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power )

Steven Universe )

The Dragon Prince )

Crossovers and A/Us )

Most importantly: have fun with it.
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Default)
I wanted to make December not be the worst month but I'm too tired to write. I think I'll curl up in bed and read a little fanfic before I go to sleep.

Happy new year.
lea_hazel: Arthritis: It does the body bad (Health: Arthritis)
I wanted to write tonight, to see if I could squeeze a few hundred more words into the last month of the year, to make the word counts look a little prettier. Not sure that's in the cards, though. I'm pretty worn out. Last night a back pain kept me up, and it took a while before I remembered that, uh, I can take something for that. It cost me some rest. And tomorrow I have to make up some time at work. I may get home too exhausted to write then, too.

I will definitely be too tired to celebrate, so I've preemptively given up on that, too.

And navigating the rain and cold is drawing off some of my excess energy, too. The rain is good for us, but it still makes my life just a bit more of a pain in the ass.

I will try to do an end of year post tomorrow, at the very least. I also have some Verity stories scattered that need to be pieced together. And then the next day is YT author reveals and I'll probably do a post about that. Even though I have not read much of the YT archive this year. Yet? Hopefully yet.
lea_hazel: Typewriter (Basic: Writing)
Rules: List the first line(s) of your last twenty stories. See if you find any patterns. Tag ten authors to pass it along.

I was tagged by @faejilly​ and it seemed like a fun way to celebrate both the Year of Lots of Writing and the fact that I just looked back at all my accounts to sum up my word counts for December, and I did a lot better than I feared.

I’m only doing ten, though. It already goes way back into August.

Read more... )

Tag yourself if you’d like to participate.
lea_hazel: Neuron cell (Science: Brains)
This year I'm determined to be a better recipient for Yuletide than in years past. Reveals start going up in about four hours and I intend to read my gift on my lunch break and comment on it immediately. And you can hold me to that. In fact, I'm gonna read and comment on all the 7KPP fics for this year (they're here). We're a small fandom and deeply dormant, and fic authors deserve all the attention they can get.

I am also deeply anxious about the gift I wrote this year, but that's par for the course.

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Saturday, 22 December 2018 17:59
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Genre: Fantasy)
The division of chapters for Trollhunters is pretty weird. It took me a bit to get used to it. But I'm into the third season, now, and it's starting to make more sense.

Funnily enough, the sequel series premiered yesterday. Nice to know that when I run out of episodes, I'll have something else to watch.

Sleep.

Friday, 21 December 2018 09:54
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
I went to sleep early last night, which was nice because I was tired, sore and cold. Then I woke up at 1am out of nowhere and I was up for at least two hours, maybe three. Went back to sleep eventually and slept until almost 9am. So on the outside it looks like I slept almost two hours but it was actually way, way less.

I'm already significantly less sore than I was even just yesterday, which is timely because I have Pilates at 12. I have got to get on a more regular schedule with that. Missing classes always gets me messed up.
lea_hazel: Arthritis: It does the body bad (Health: Arthritis)
My back is still acting up from Pilates and I'm anxious about my Yuletide assignment.

Oh, and I activated my Pillowfort account, I don't remember if I mentioned that or not. Add me there, I'm waiting to see if it takes off.

For now I'm gonna keep substantial content here on DW, where it is relatively stable.

That's all I've got to update before work.
lea_hazel: Arthritis: It does the body bad (Health: Arthritis)
...and i am /astounded/ at how badly my entire right side, and especially my back, are all knotted up. i gotta get a handle on this type of thing to keep it from happening too often.

and today is evidently not gonna be a writing day. i don't want to strain what i just spent fifty minutes softening up.

i made a choice script community of pillowfort here: https://www.pillowfort.io/community/choicescript

there was an interactive fiction challenge for yuletide that i only just found out about here: https://yuletide.dreamwidth.org/141781.html#comments

TV and such

Saturday, 15 December 2018 13:11
lea_hazel: The Little Mermaid (Genre: Fantasy)
I mostly watch stuff on Netflix so that I can have something on while I'm eating dinner, or catch up on stuff at my mother's because she has satellite and gets a lot of the shows that Netflix doesn't stock in Israel. So I'm often not even up to date with shows that I do follow, because streaming is frankly more trouble than it's worth, most of the time. And my total inability to keep track of time means I never know what's coming when unless my brother keeps me up to date.

That said...

Two weeks ago I accidentally watched the entire run of the new She-Ra in the course of a single Saturday. And then this Wednesday I somehow watched the entire run of The Dragon Prince in a single evening. Apparently I watch cartoons again? And it's cool, because it works for me right now. So now it's Saturday afternoon and I'm gonna start watching Trollhunters, because why not.
lea_hazel: The outlook is somewhat dismal (Feel: Crash and Burn)
Want to make a post about my writing weekend, but migraine very bad and period also not great?

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