Daily Archives: 14 October, 2008

Looking for opinions – fantasy romance

Okay, for those that read fantasy romance, romance, or just like to read, I need some opinions, PLEASE!
I wrote this in May. There are 5, 362 words in it. Please, read it, though, and give CC, PLEASE!
I cannot emphasize how much I would appreciate the opinions 🙂
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Oooh, a toy I want

Josh and I, at one point in time, were discussing MP3 players.

He wants me to “be happy” with the one I get, one that I won’t want to throw in the garbage just days after getting it, :lol:. He knows that I want one where I can surf or play or something besides just listen to music. He’s learned that with the laptop, and with my cellphone. So, he’s thinking iPod touch. Sadly, the cheapest one is a bit more than we can afford, especially since we need a camera more, 🙁
So, now we’re thinking iPod NaNo. He keeps going “are you sure you want an iPod?”, and after hearing the raves over the Apple Support, verses any other company. I know for damn sure I don’t want a Zune. The fact that I would “rent” the music. Oh hell no. I pay enough for music as it is (when I pay for it ;)). Anyways, I’ve looked at a few Sansa‘s, but I’m not sure I like them. Yes, I’m a little bit picky.

What type of MP3 players do you prefer?

John Cleese on Sarah Palin

I love the way he puts it. She’s a trained parrot.

More videos:
Keith Olbermann on the deranged way the campaign of McCain is being handled:

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More Writing Necessities

As I once again flounder around, trying to work on pre-writing for NaNo, I’m thinking of things that come in handy for NaNo.

Requirements

  • Writing Utensils of some sort.
    It can be pen and pencil, a desktop computer, or a laptop.
  • Ideas, lots of ideas
  • An imagination
    Even if you’re writing non-fiction, you need a bit of an imagination to come up with different ways of wording your thoughts
  • The laptop, for me, is now a requirement. Thank god I have one now. 🙂 I do a lot of thinking when I’m “sitting on the pot”, so taking a laptop with me means I don’t have to go “well crap, what was I thinking about?” when I finish. I can also set it to record while I’m in the shower and keep track of them then. Or I can not be a cheapskate, get a program like Dragon NaturallySpeaking and let my mind wander while I’m showering, or doing the dishes, or whatever. I’d have to be careful with that, though, or else I might end up picking up my son’s jabbering as well.

    So, what programs/necessities do you have for NaNo?

    More Info on Adrienne

    Some might be dupes 😉

    (1)What is your character’s name? Does the character have a nickname?
    Adrienne Karahalios
    Adri, Enne
    (2)What is your character’s hair color? Eye color?
    Dark brown hair with ice blue eyes
    (3)What kind of distinguishing facial features does your character have?
    Angelina Jolie lips
    (4)Does your character have a birthmark? Where is it? What about scars? How did she get them?
    She has a scar on the inside of her left wrist from a childhood scrape with Osias.
    (5)Who are your character’s friends and family? Who does she surround herself with? Who are the people your character is closest to? Who does she wish she were closest to?
    Family:
    Her only real surviving family is one she hasn’t met. The one she calls her family are those of Sanctuary in New Orleans. The bears might be Arcadian, but they opened their arms to her when she lost her mother. Aimee is one of her best friends.
    Friends:
    While she doesn’t always consider Osias a friend, she’s one of the best friends she’s ever had, one who’s been there through thick and thin.
    Aimee Peltier is another friend she holds dear.
    (6)Where was your character born? Where has she lived since then? Where does she call home?
    She was born in Athens, Greece. She’s lived all over the world in her lifetime, but prefers to call New Orleans home.
    (7)Where does your character go when she’s angry?
    She goes to her “happy place”. Okay, honestly, she goes to where she feels safe and secure, to release that anger. Usually the dojo run by Dragon, a Dark-Hunter. Yeah, she’s supposed to “hate” him, but she refuses to. She can’t help who she is, and he’s doing good for the world, so why hate that?
    (8)What is her biggest fear? Who has she told this to? Who would she never tell this to? Why?
    Her biggest fear is losing her “family”. After losing her father before she had a chance to meet him, and then losing her mother so early as well has made her fear loss the most. The only one who really knows the truth is Aimee, though Osias suspects it. She would never tell Osias because she just refuses to. She doesn’t understand why, but she just won’t.
    (9)Does she have a secret?
    The only major secret she has, minus being a were that she keeps from her human friends, she keeps a secret from everyone, including Aimee and herself: That she’s in love with Osias.
    (10)What makes your character laugh out loud?
    A good joke. Pretty much anything, actually. She loves to laugh.