Been beating my head against the wall with a Mistwrought ficlet the past week. Lailya and Halion and Farran and the morning after a truly epic absinthe bender and the drunken blackout thaumaturgical engineering (this ficlet, in fact, only came to exist because I wanted to use the phrase "drunken blackout thaumaturgical engineering" because seriously LOOK AT IT is that not an awesome phrase?) that said absinthe bender resulted in and "Fuck what did we create?" "It's going to get us preemptively banned from another five realms at least, whatever it is." "It's an unholy mating of engineering and arcana, we're looking at someone declaring war." "Oooh, we haven't had one of those recently! :D" and it's stalled out on me for various reasons, most of them boiling down to Lailya and Halion and Farran deciding to be temperamental bitches and not cooperating. AGAIN.

Why do I love these three so much despite the agony they put me through?

ANYWAY.

Had funtimes last night in the wonderful world of Azeroth! Ran through Icecrown Citadel 10-man on heroic with the guild for achievements and titles and it was awesome! Got the Glory of the Icecrown Raider achievement (hel~lo there, Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher, you are my precious new shiny) AND the "Bane of the Fallen King" title (it's my favorite title in-game, too) on (original!)Lailya. The Lich King remains my absolute favorite boss fight in the whole of WoW - great mechanics and a truly epic ending; Deathwing honestly kind of sucks on various levels - and on heroic it's still tricky for a group of level 85's with top-tier raid gear. We steamrolled through the rest of ICC pretty easily, but wiped four times on Arthas. So much fun.

Also, still way too obsessed with BPAL for my own good. We'll just end it there.

Feeling antsy, otherwise. Must find something to do and/or entertain myself. Meh. Where did I put my copy of The Alloy of Law...
So Zaeed's being an uncooperative bastard about his entry for the Downtime series. I got two paragraphs written before the smarmy ass lit up a cigar, sat back, and told me to fuck off. Jack, at least, was simply resistant to the idea of showing a side that wasn't Tough Raging Psycho Bitch; Zaeed is just being contrary and a pain in my ass.

...Christ, I have video game characters for muses who live in my head. Fuck but I am a therapist's goldmine.

On the bright side, while Zaeed is being an ass, I've taken the time to finalize what I want to do with the rest of the series - well, mostly. Joker's only being grudgingly helpful and my Mordin muse is flat out gone so I've had to move his piece down to the twelve spot, but Garrus, Grunt, Samara, and Thane are at least cooperating.

Still, I think I'm going to just let this writer's block run its course and do something not related to ME to give myself a break. So. What to do that isn't yardwork.

...

Star Wars fanfiction? Yeah, let's start with that.

*facepalm*

Apr. 20th, 2009 10:20 pm
You know, normally I don't mind it so much when the Muses decide to be uppity bitches (it is the default setting for at least three of my six Muses), take an extended coffee break, and leave the Writer's Block Demon perched on my shoulder, chittering away about butterscotch-and-white-chocolate brownies (CURSE YOU, FOOD CHANNEL AND YOUR PROGRAMS ABOUT COMFORT FOOD!). The Writer's Block Demon isn't so bad, and is an expert on food, movie and TV trivia, and which books on Amazon might be worth it. Normally the WBD and I can get along.

But I have a presentation for my writing seminar due first thing tomorrow at 12:30 PM on my third and final essay topic for the class and I've been staring at a blank Word Document for the past three days!

You can see my problem.

Normally, I would be more than pleased to explore the ideas for my Heaven'n'Hell 'verse currently bouncing around in my head, especially since it would mean extensive revision of my celestial and infernal hierarchies and I love making lists and the universe is so much more upbeat (or at least sarcastic) than it used to be and I would dearly love to write banter between Dranyari and Eitan (who I still feel needs a new name, but I don't want to use one of the typical -(i)el names from A Dictionary of Angels 'cause Eitan isn't a and-then-the-Lord-spoketh-and-there-was-an-angel-angel but rather a human-who-died-and-went-to-Heaven-angel) while beating up another would-be Anti-Christ (and that's another post entirely) and this sentence has gone on long enough so I'll get to the point. The point is I NEED MY BRAIN SPACE TO BE FOCUSED ON SOMETHING THAT COULD MAKE OR BREAK MY FINAL PAPER AND SONUVABITCH I WANT TO SLEEP TONIGHT.

Stupid fickle muses.

EDIT 10:33 PM: *pinches the bridge of her nose* Of course it takes me bitching about it, nearly having an aneurysm, and then sobbing hysterically for five minutes to convince the muses to evict the WBD and get to work. Fucking typical.
dt_maxwell: ([TV] Snappy Dresser)
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John Taylor of the Nightside series by Simon R. Green.

Of course, that would have to mean I'd be in trouble in the Nightside, and just being there is bad enough. I guess the question would be who the hell did I piss off... And also how the hell I got to London.

But, y'know, if it meant I could hang out at Strangefellows? I'd be down.
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GIVE ME BACK MY SPRING BREAK. Dude, seriously, I need at least one day off to frickin' breathe right now. (I have a public policy exam in an hour and a half, can you tell?)

...

SIX DAYS FOUR HOURS THIRTY-FOUR MINUTES UNTIL THE RED SOX HOME/SEASON OPENER OHMYGOD.
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The Firebringer Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce (Oh come on, this one was obvious.)
Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose (This one, too.)
The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop (It read likes a fanfic, yeah, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying it immensely every time.)
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (...Yeah, the amount of times I've gone capslock over this series should have been an indicator.)
Age of Fire series by E.E. Knight (See above.)

Also, because I didn't get to this yesterday due to working my butt completely rewriting an essay, the five DVDs I'd bring with me to that desert island with electricity:

The Producers (I don't need to explain this one.)
The Great Escape (Nor this one.)
Band of Brothers (Okay, yeah, it's more than one DVD, but I have the boxed set. Hush.)
Sleeping Beauty (If you know me outside the Internet or, you know, paid any attention to my e-mail address, this one's obvious.)
The Swan Princess (Oooh, childhood.)

Right, need to stop with the procrastination for now, methinks. There is a political science midterm to be studying for and I am sooooo behind on the readings. -_-;
dt_maxwell: ([Anime] Smiles are Free)
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Hate. Loathe. Despise. Wish to stab with a spoon and then set fire to the bloody remains.

Am only in it for the chocolate. The chocolate people are doing God's work.

Will do huge WoW-tastic post later tonight. Right now, must get stuff together so I can hop on the T and go home to visit my kitties (and parents, duh). Momma's coming, Jazzabella! I'mma be home real soon and then you can snuggle in my lap all you want!*

P.S. ZOMG Pokemon Platinum comes out in little over a month. I should not be this irrationally excited, but son of a bitch, DO WANT NOW.


*Yes, I'm pining for my cat. Shut up.

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