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14 January 2008 @ 06:18 pm
just stuff  

All right, this tags plugin I’m using on Wordpress is starting to piss me off. For whatever reason it randomly removes the tags (or keywords, as the plugin calls them) assigned to the entries. I guess I need to go back through and find out how to display the built-in WP version of tags, or something. *grumble*

I actually practiced my whistle yesterday! Long enough to make my lips numb. :) And I think I can safely say I accomplished more in learning what fingerings are what notes than I have in the previous six months or so of doinking around with it, so that’s cool. I’m finding myself going, “Si-i-lent night, no, I mean, F A D F” (or whatever) in an attempt to learn notes instead of think words. Obviously this would be easier if I did songs I didn’t know, except then I don’t know what they sound like, so I can’t tell if I’m playing correctly.

I got a ridiculously cool response from one of the artists, a pro who’s looking to get back into the business. He’s decided to focus on his own project, but not only did he say I was doing some good solid stuff with Chance, but that he’d be interested in doing cover work or a short story or filler issue sometime. I’m thrilled, and if things develop along those lines will keep people in the know. (Hm, I think issue 19 is scheduled as a filler issue. You guys are going to get me through to issue 19, right? And beyond? :))

I’m really just generally a lot of enthusiasm from artists who are doing test pages. I’m starting to think I’m on to something here. *looks vaguely silly*

Ted’s been making me look bad, so I actually went to the gym today. *does a little dance of pride* I’m not sure the workout I tried really suits me, but it doesn’t matter so much if I follow that one as long as I go and work out. Tomorrow, I will dance.

…damn, now I suddenly wish I had a “The Doctor Dances” icon.

In my continuing attempts to Get Catie A Life, yesterday I went to the writer’s meeting, which was pleasant (I feel a little like the 800 pound gorilla in the room), and visited Sammy and Myles, which was delightful. Their daughter chattered at me with great enthusiasm, and their son gnawed on my knee a little, and we had plenty of time to chat, so that was really nice. :)

My parents have gone off to Barcelona! Lucky them! And on that envious note, I think I’ll go practice my whistle a bit, and…maybe watch a movie. Donno. Something!

ytd wordcount: 15,800
miles to Minas Tirith: 25.8

(x-posted from the essential kit)
irishkateirishkate on January 14th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
what = where? When? I'm here til tomorrow evening.
kitmizkit on January 14th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, hell, I don't remember. :)
Lauraskeagsidhe on January 14th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Along the lines of getting Catie a life and travel, odds are very good I'll be in the UK within the next couple months. Any interest in getting together and having a romp through random parts of England (okay, yeah, it'll be like last time when I'll be working during the day, but you know what I mean)?
kitmizkit on January 14th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
It would depend a lot on when, partly because of books due and partly because of (bahaha) professional commitments. And it would be good if Ted got to come this time too. :) Email me when you know more!
Lauraskeagsidhe on January 14th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Will do! I'll probably know more next week some time.
Shoka RedEarsshoka on January 14th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
WP-native tages are pretty easy. It's just wp_tag_cloud(), though there are a bunch of options. You'll likely want at least some of them (eg. smallest and largest) because the default font sizes are way too large, imo.

Primo cool about the response Chance is getting from the potential artists. Congrats!
ever so plucky: weight lossaelfsciene on January 14th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
I am going to the gym today too! It's been a very, very long time (weight training class in Fall 06, maybe?), and dammit, my pants are making me sad. And there is a bowl of cherries here for when I get snacky, I will not succumb to the endless chocolate next to the kitchen. Yeah, like that!
kitmizkit on January 15th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
You know, bizarrely, I've been deliberately and mindfully Choosing Fruit (god that sounds so fey), and while I am still not generally strong enough to turn down chocolate if it's offered, I'm really finding myself pretty much just as *happy* to eat fruit. Weiiiird. :)
Myles Corcoranmylescorcoran on January 14th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
It was lovely to see you. I hope your knee is okay :)
kitmizkit on January 15th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
Hardly damaged at all! :)
J.K.Richárdneutronjockey on January 15th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
CE Murphy, World Famous Comic Book Scripter does not write filler or fluff tyvm.
kit: chancemizkit on January 15th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
Re: *ahem*
Right, right, what I really meant was issue 19 will be an exploration of the more fun-loving and lighter aspect of Chance's life, rather than a pursuit of the darker and more serious material most of the comic will focus on.

J.K.Richárdneutronjockey on January 15th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Re: *ahem*
:D It will be made of awesome! I lost my comic book collection (err, left it in HI with the ex)... I think Chance will be the first comic I start with in a new collection. Woot woot!