(R:) This post is made possible by us being in our own house and being currently without any specific winter festival, resulting in us just sort of hanging around and doing housework and staying inside because of the surprise snow we got last night. What with most places of interest being closed today, there was really nothing to do except...spin wheels. And come out from under the rock to post for the first time since forever.
(R:) Which is all a good bit of the reason why the Dragon, BT, and I all ended up with Twitter accounts.
(D:) My Twitter totally lets me post random thoughts AS THEY HAPPEN. Shocking!! Life will never be the same!!
(R:) I swore I'd never get a Twitter. Probably I won't talk much over there because I am hideously verbose, and constraining myself to 140 characters would make me go claustrophobic and eat myself to death. But the others seem to be doing pretty well with theirs. I'm surprised BT hasn't found more porn.
(BT:) There will be time for that. Later. ^^( Collapse )
(R:) In other news, tangentially relevant to 40K discussions (in a geometric sense), we bought a blue-tongued skink
about a month ago and have been adapting to skink-ownership ever since. The lizard takes after the Dragon way too much.
(D:) That's because the lizard is AWESOME and realizes that we share the kinship inherent in all reptiles or something like that. We totally need to soak in a sunbeam together. KINDREDNESS, etc.
(R:) Originally, the plan was to name the skink Ambrose, after one of the actual Thorn Astartes. However, since nobody could give us a straight answer (that was not a complete random guess) on the skink's sex, I put forth the more gender-neutral "Thorn." Even the vet said that skinks were nearly impossible to sex by probing and that there was no blood test that could determine reptile sex from DNA (WTF, veterinary science?).
(R:) In the end, I admit that we had to use the oldschool method and just watch zir poop a few times, after which I'm fairly certain that zie's female. So it was quite a good thing that we didn't name zir after any actual Thorn...( Collapse )
(R:) The last thing on the list is to pimp the collective writing journal again--most of the stuff in there is mine or collaborations, but not exclusively. I recommend bone_rosary @ DW
because we gathered four separate LJs into one and then built a new tagging system to make searches easier, so it's more of a one-stop shop. (Links to all the separate LJs that compose it are in its profile--they're all being updated still as well.)
(R:) Recently, I've been trying to prompt myself to write something
as close to every day as I can get. We started watching the Mushishi
anime again (it's a local favorite, and very good, if you've never seen it), and I was stricken by this idea of using each episode as a writing prompt for what ended up being dark 40K stories involving the Exorcist Astartes Chapter
. (I know, so little variety to me nowadays, but I figure that at least I'm writing...;_;)
(R:) Four of those stories are up in the fiction journals now, along with a bunch of poetry that I dumped in there months ago without telling anybody, so if you are ever constipated and need some good toilet reading, bring your smartphone or laptop in with you, camp out, and enjoy~~ ^^
(R:) Now I think we need to shower and sleep.
(BT:) Goodnight, Internet. <3