July 28th, 2007


who am i, & what have i done with catie?

Last night I went to see a local production of "The Odd Couple" (which was good enough that there really wasn't much to tear apart; the only real problem was in the first scene after about ten lines Vinnie completely lost his New Yawk accent for three or four lines, and never *quite* nailed it again), and then went out for a drink with Ted and his coworker Brian, who brought us around to a pub that's usually got trad on Friday nights, and it did, so we hung out and talked and listened for a while. That was nice. But who am I, and what've I done with me?!

I got 5 single spaced pages of PRETENDER'S CROWN synopsis done yesterday, and I think I'm about halfway through the book. @.@ On the positive side, story elements seem to be coming together well while I'm doing this, so maybe when I get to it I'll have such a solid outline I'll just blow right through the book with no hang-ups! She said hopefully. O.O :)

Thinks to do this weekend:
- finish TPC proposal
- TQB map
- Chance #4 page 1 (really)
- Chance #5 (maybe)
- add a scene to TQB and send it to Betsy (v. important)
- put new office shelves together

Oh, wait, there was one other problem with "The Odd Couple", which was that Felix and Oscar had played everything so bombastically that when it finally arrived at the climactic moment ("I'm gonna tell you off!") they rolled back their in-your-faceness and the scene felt surprisingly weak because of it. It was too bad, because I'd been looking forward to a really explosive confrontation, and got something that felt wishy-washy instead. However, aside from those couple minor things, it really was an excellent performance. :)

aelfsciene sent me a framed print of ursulav's "Beauty and the Beast" (which I'm too lazy to go find at Metal & Magic), so that has gone up on my Wall Of Art People Have Given Me. It's looking very cool. *beams*

miles to Minas Tirith: 235

rebellion in the ranks

My brain appears to be being rebellious, and I'm not sure why. Two of the items on my to-do list, the map and the Chance page, are really very easy. A couple hours' work at most, and probably not even that. For some reason my brain keeps going NOOO DON' WANNA. No clue why, unless it's a bad case of finishitis. If I finish the map, TQB's Done (except that new scene I need to write). God knows why this would be alarming, but perhaps it is. Similarly with the Chance page, which means that issue's Done and that I really do need to write the fifth one. That makes slightly more sense as an avoidance thing, but jeez. Dumb-ass brain.

I did finish up the proposal for THE PRETENDER'S CROWN, so that's something, and then I went and had coffee with irishkate and tarshaan, which was entirely lovely. Now I'm making dinner and avoiding doing a couple drawings. Dumb-ass brain.

Arright. Having categorically stated that yes, I admit my brain is sabotaging me (huh, sabotage doesn't have a u in it. I always thought it did, although I could also always never figure out if it went before or after the second a, since neither looked right) and that I admire its efforts, I will now overrule it and go do my drawings whether my brain wants to or not. And tomorrow I'll write that scene and put up shelves, and I'll do the Chance issue on the train over the weekend.

er, well...

It wasn't my fault, you see. It was a brand-new sketchbook, and it seemed like a shame to do a work-related drawing first thing in it. So I did a little drawing of my nephews the superheroes:

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Sorry for the quality. I can't actually find the power cord for the scanner, so this was photographed and uploaded, and I can't get the greys to go away without washing out the whole drawing. Which is going to be a problem when I have to upload maps and comic book sketches, hm.