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08 July 2008 @ 10:47 am
my brain…  

…it has been entirely eaten by Doctor Who. I don’t read or write fic, and don’t even *want* to (except those other two Methos novels I’d like to write someday), but damn, I am *totally happy* doing nothing but sitting around thinking about Doctor Who, and admiring the icons people’ve made. I would be perfectly happy sitting around making a zillion icons myself. One that somebody made has made me want to try making a *fanvid*, for God’s sake. I have neither time nor talent for it, but damned if I don’t want to. Srsly. Stick a fork in me, I’m done.

Except, of course, I’m *not* done, and I can’t spend a million happy mindless hours playing with images and text and making new icons, and I don’t have any MU*s left upon which I can RP, which sounds *exactly* like the right speed just now. Of course, it’s just as well I don’t, because I’m still working on this damned book. I got the first eleven chapters and about half of chapter 12 (where the book broke) revised yesterday. I’ve got to add a new scene still, and then fix 13-16, where a WHOLE LOT MORE stuff happens before I get to where chapter 17 currently starts. It will be better when I’m done, but at the moment, well. I’d rather watch Doctor Who.

I failed to take a picture for Project365 yesterday. I don’t know what that means. Do I quit? (I’m not having much fun with it right now, in part because I don’t have very many brain cells to dedicate to it, so I’m ending up with a lot of last-minute cat pictures. Whee.) Do I just say “oops, missed a day?” Do I add a day on to the end? I donno what to do.

This morning’s bizarre dream featured the cast of Questionable Content, who were all in Paragon City, which happened to be located in Hawaii. Faye woke up pregnant (she and, er, apparently Marten, were trying to get her that way), and in the dream the comic strip went like this: black frame, black frame, black frame, black frame with a white text box with a “!” inside it, black frame with Faye sitting up with really big eyes, black frame with her saying, “Oh my God!”. Next page: Faye, Dora and Raven were baby-shower shopping (in color). Next page: they had all become black and white and were standing in front of a mirror. They were all wearing different styles of 1920s dresses in 1960s print fabric, and all had Lulu short sharp bobbed haircuts. Next page, Hannelore is in black and white and terrified by it, and then her hair (which had gotten a lot longer) started glowing neon green, making her the sort of first in Pleasantville to become colorized, and people flocked to her. I was not part of this, you understand. I was reading it. And then I ended up having dinner with agrimony/Tara and several others, some of whom may have been fictional and others of whom may have been, like, Ellen Kushner, and there were superheroics and disappointment that my books weren’t shelved in the restaurant’s tiny “fairyland” bookstore, and…

I think I need to start exercising and going to bed earlier. o.O Although I’ve been just sleeping for *crap* the last couple nights anyway, so I don’t think that without the exercise going to bed earlier would do any good.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
ruford42 on July 8th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Can totally relate to the WhoMania since there's only two current authors on your side of the pond who I'm particularly interested in collecting autographs -- yourself and Russel Davies. :)

Though after skimming this, starting to think Jo's dreams of giant snakes, uber-evil and psychadelic wonderlands...might just be a tad tame by comparision!

Although, now I do wonder what MU*s you used to play on? I'm still on a handful, but actual RP has mostly gone out the window namely since when I do get downtime, I prefer to be away from the computer these days -- but do have to wonder. Encountered stories of the Immortal Jim Butcher having been on Amber, so curious what settings (and who's writing) inspired you enough to inhabit a character in their make believe world.
kit: myrysmizkit on July 8th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
*laughs*! Damn, I'm in good company! :)

And Jo comes by it naturally, it seems. :)

I started out on TwoMoonsMUSH, an ElfQuest MUSH, in '93 and played there for nigh unto a decade, over half of which I played Ember, as well as a bunch of non-book characters. I played on Amber, too (I've known Jim for like twelve years 'cause we met online back in the day), but I've never been the fervent Amber fan that many are, and didn't play any book characters.

I started (the first, and, why, yes, I am still proud/possessive of that fact) X-Men MUSH (Classic X-MUSH) in early 1994, which ran for about 15 months before imploding, where I played Rogue (surprise surprise). I never played on an actual Highlander MUSH, but shadowhwk and I must've done about a million words of Highlander RP. Never got into Garou or PernMUSH, though I have a lot of friends who played there. One of my favorites was MaddockMUX, which was an original-world Western that had some of the highest-quality RP I've ever encountered.

I dabbled in other places, but those were really the big time sinks. :) I find MUSHing and writing novels mostly incompatible (because MUSHing is interactive, so it's half the work and twice the fun!), but that doesn't mean I don't *miss* the RP like hell.
Pamelajeditigger on July 8th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
....Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh....so that explains how we have random friends in common. I never played on the original Amber, but I know the founders and other Amber players.

I'd started wondering when you showed up on denyse's comments, since I've known that wonderful lady for like, uh, 12 years.

At least.
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I've known her...pretty damned close to that long myself, although we've never met IRL. :)
Pamela: Tessajeditigger on July 8th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
HA! I gotcha one up there. :) We met in Boston. Admittedly a long time ago. Thpt.

I should peruse your friends list to see who else we have in common. I'm guessing you know evilhat too?
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
A'course. :)
Pamelajeditigger on July 8th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
AHA! And esmerel, another way longtime buddy. And of course, the lovely lithera. Madame, not only are you a terrific writer, but I applaud your taste in friends. :)
kitmizkit on July 8th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
*laughs out loud* Why, thank you! :)