I can't help that it's a good game!

Sep. 26th, 2017 04:54 am
dolewhip: (Lilo & Stitch: Lilo)
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I can't sleep tonight - at all - so I've started a new save file in Pokemon Sun. Again. Again-again. Honestly, I've lost track. I've only stuck with two playthroughs, but still. I considered doing a Nuzlocke this time, but ultimately decided something my fiance suggested I do when the game was first released (and I had Moon version). I'm doing a semi-in-character playthrough with a character named Lilo. I don't know how this will go, exactly, beyond me catching all the weirdest, scariest sorts of Pokemon, but yeah. Should be fun!

*SLAMS HAND DOWN ON TABLE*

Sep. 25th, 2017 06:51 am
dolewhip: (Kiki's Delivery Service: Kiki)
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I'm listening to 'That's How You Know' from Enchanted, and damnit, someone needs to write an Enchanted-type Steven Universe AU with Steven in the Giselle role and Lars in the Robert role. Yep, this needs to exist; sorry, I don't make the rules.

Down the rabbit hole...

Sep. 24th, 2017 08:18 pm
dolewhip: (Disney's Alice in Wonderland: Alice)
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I recently discovered Scarlett Johansson's recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and it's so good! It has totally brought me back to my love of - and fascination with - the Alice books and various other media. (Mostly the '51 Disney film.)

I'm also up to my neck in fangirlish adoration of Hau. (With a side of love for Haudion.) Such a precious child! I love him and I just want him to be happy; I can't wait to see what goes on with him in the alternate reality that is USUM.

Which fictional world would you most like to visit?
dolewhip: (Pokemon: Moon and Drampa)
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 Adorable fanart has inspired me! The artist has requested no reposting of their work, so just check out the source link here for an insanely cute drawing of Hau and Gladion on a Disney vacation.

I always love the idea of real world AUs where characters visit Disney parks, so this is just too tempting to use as fic inspiration!

EDIT: Fixed the link!

Getting into gear!

Sep. 22nd, 2017 06:57 pm
dolewhip: (Steven Universe: Rose Quartz)
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Going to start my entry with the question, this time, rather than end with it:

What is your favorite (fiction) book? Or even your top three? 

I'll admit, I have something to gain from this: I'm looking for more to read, and I'd love recommendations! It does go beyond that, though. I'm very curious to see what books appeal to which people I've talked to on this site. I like looking for patterns in these things.

That said... My rekindled interest in reading has been further fueled by today's email from NaNoWriMo. November is just over a month away, and despite my previous acknowledgment that I am unlikely to ever finish a full-length, involved work - particularly fanfic - I'm giving it a go, as usual. I've yet to win NaNo - this will be my sixth year participating, but only my third or fourth really going for it - but still enjoy the experience every time. The community is great, although given that I usually get far more involved with my local NaNo community than the official site's, and my region is currently without an ML, I'm not sure how much that'll be a factor this year.

Anyway, I'm hoping to win this year, but expecting it less than ever: My fiancee will be visiting from the 19th of November to the 1st of December this year. (My first Thanksgiving with her; very exciting!) I also don't know what I'll be writing. Probably fic, sure, but what fandom? I'm not sure. Pokemon is probably the safest bet, because I always go back to Pokemon and there's so much source material to work with. Of course, there's always my beloved Disney. Who knows what movie will catch my interest in November? And Steven Universe has a powerful pull; I'd love to write for it.

I might pull a NaNo Rebel this year, too... Either by writing multiple (though probably connected) pieces, or by continuing a fic or series I've already started. Or even both, maybe - I could continue the Incidents at Temple University series, or turn my current Pokemon WIP into a series of short fics.

Also!

Sep. 18th, 2017 08:45 am
dolewhip: (Pokemon: Raichu)
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I'm offering Podfic as part of [community profile] harvey_fanaid. Details are here; please considering donating if you have the ability.
dolewhip: (Steven Universe: Pearl)
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Photos of my Blue Pearl doll beneath the cut!

[community profile] trickortreatex dear creator letter

Sep. 17th, 2017 11:04 am
dolewhip: (Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack)
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Dear Creator,

Happy spooky Halloween season... Says the girl who signed up for all treats. Not so spooky, me.

Anyway, thank you very much for whatever you'll be creating for me! I love these kind of exchanges and can't wait for this one to get underway.

Like I always do, I'll start off with some general DNWs, and then I'll get into fandom-specific likes and dislikes. As always, everything but the DNWs are just suggestions!

DNWs:
  • Sad endings
  • Explicit sexual content
  • Non-Con/Dub-Con
  • Incest
  • Genderbends
  • Body Horror
  • Gore of any kind
  • Crackfic
  • Character Bashing
  • Non-Canon Character Death
  • Drug Use (unless canon)
Read more... )
Thank you so much,
[archiveofourown.org profile] Jingle 

Goals

Sep. 14th, 2017 02:54 am
dolewhip: (A:LoK: Asami)
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I... May have gotten a job yesterday? The interview at the coffee place was seriously just 'what are your availability hours and can you get here reliably?'. It would be awesome to be working outside the house again, but I'm also kind of nervous about getting along with my co-worker. Just an anxiety thing, though.

I've been looking into healthy eating, (again... Finally!), and I'm trying to plan out a nutritious shopping list. I'm also looking to get back into a good exercise routine as it cools down a bit, weather-wise. Mostly walking and Tai Chi (the latter via youtube instructional videos) for a start; might get back to the gym and work on some of the weight-lifting kind of machines eventually.

And then there's writing. I haven't written much yet this month, although I'm working on a piece of Pokemon fic that centers around original characters. I really love the characters I've come up with, too, so it might be a step towards original fiction featuring these guys. I personally never have valued original fiction over fanfiction, but let's face it, only one of these things will make me money. :P

Of course, reading is a huge part of being able to write well, at least for me. My reading goals aren't particularly lofty right now, though. >-> I bought one of the Descendants: School of Secrets books because it's about Lonnie, Jay, and Jordan - three of my faves! - and that's aimed at a pre-teen to early teen audience. I just hope it will be a good step into reading more substantial things? And also that it'll be a fun read!

I'm taking a two-session writing class with my local adult education program, too, and looking forward to that a lot.

...You know, half the times I write an entry in here, I think of the film version of The Princess Dairies: "And then I realized how many stupid times a day I use the word 'I'."

Sure, it's different when you're writing a journal entry, even one to share online. It's very different. Still, it got me thinking about including questions in these entries. Conversation starters. It's always fun to hear about others' lives.

So, what goals are you all working on lately? Have you read anything good, or created anything you're particularly proud of?

Miscellaneous

Sep. 13th, 2017 11:17 am
dolewhip: (Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell)
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I've gotten into the habit of checking for new episode airdates of Steven Universe at least twice a week... Siiiiigh. Now I know how those who've watched the show from the start have felt with all these hiatuses. Ah, well. They have to come eventually... I hope.

My brother sent my an Etsy gift certificate for my birthday, and an absolutely stunning Blue Pearl doll is coming my way soon! The doll is customized from a Monster High model, and I'll definitely link to the inevitable instagram pictures.

My birthday was really nice, too! I went with some family to one of those Japanese restaurants where you keep ordering sushi by checking off a piece of paper, and you just pay a flat price? It was delicious.

On an actual serious note, if anyone is in a hurricane-affected area, or knows someone who is, please know that you are in my thoughts.
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