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I made a Twitter account. I'm not sure why, but I was bored.

I have also stumbled across a game called Echo Bazaar and am enjoying that so far.

I have been bouncing between reading Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland and The Divine Comedy but my Jules Verne book calls to me.

Or I could ignore it all and work on stories of m own. I would still like to know who Bethany is, who she was running from and why. All I know at the moment is that she is a pale girl recently come upon hard times in a Victorian-style grey dress.

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Ah, the weekend~ A time of rest and relaxation and then back to work on Monday which should hopefully mean that things will start getting better.

Right?

Except I can't afford to get to work on Monday because I haven't been paid.

My paycheck is about two weeks past due now and I have no idea how much longer it is going to take or why it is taking so long in the first place. I hope my boyfriend has money to lend me else I'm kinda screwed. :/ I did bring work home with me last time but it won't last all week and I certainly can't get home again after his parents get back unless he gives me change.

But there is good news~ My new book, The Quintessential World of Darkness arrived this morning! I can't wait to get started on reading it but I'm still working my way through The Essential World of Darkness. I also need to finish reading The First King of Shannara at some point too.

And at some point, I will need to find the motivation to finish BBS only last time I played, there is a certain battle that is kicking my ass time and time again. >_>

Oh! And I wrote a short fic yesterday while watching Advent Children Complete~

Title: Flight
Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Characters: Cloud
Rating: G
Genre: Genfic
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters.
Warnings: Short.
Summary: The open road is freedom but there's no place like home.

To the fic
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The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up?

Bold the ones you’ve read! Italicize the ones you’ve partially read!
More procrastination! )

I don't think I've read quite as many as I should have...
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Yesterday, I was a grouchy anti-social bitch in pain.

Today, I am no longer in pain but I am still somewhat grouchy.

Bah. I'm just not having a good time of it at the moment. Good thing it's all almost over. I have one party to go to next week, then it is my boyfriend's father's birthday and I shall be expected to go along with whatever social thing their family has planned, then it's my birthday in exactly two weeks (I still dread my boyfriend's family realising lest they insist I do something to celebrate) and then my boyfriend's nephew's birthday and then IT'S ALL OVER.

Until summer.

Ross says the next anime/furmeet is April 4th but that's Easter Sunday, isn't it? When everything will be closed? So I wonder what they're all going to do for it. I want to go along but I'm not sure I will. I need the money to buy presents for people. I'll have to do something else to make it up to Ross for skipping out on him for the second time in a row. Maybe work on the next chapter of that story? XD I need to do that anyway...

Oh, but I need to go to his house at some point to pick up the picture his friend drew for me... And return the DVDs I borrowed months ago, forgot about and recently discovered in my brother's bedroom.

Speaking of my brother - saw him last Friday for the first time since Christmas. Without his shadow girlfriend, too. o.o I was shocked and amazed. Not that I don't like her but it does grate on me a bit that they are hardly ever apart. How have they not killed each other yet?

But... I had a bit of a fight with my boyfriend that night. I forget what was said now but... He was upset I think that I got so caught up in seeing my brother again and catching up that I was late in going over to his. He phoned up and we argied a bit and he hung up. A couple minutes later, my phone battery died so I charged it incase he called back but he didn't. Instead, I spent the night with my family and went over to his in the morning to patch things up.

Sunday was spent at his nieces christening. Normally, that is a long and boring ceremony but this time it was at a different church so there were different people in charge and... it felt more like the gathering of an obscure cult than a christening. Not to mention, the priest guy was going on before it began about PROFIT and LOSS, going on about what would happen if you lost all your possessions in a flood or an earthquake - which seems ridiculous to me. I know there has been a recent earthquake in Haiti but... who ever heard of an earthquake in North East England? The whole thing seemed to be a huge hint about getting people to donate money to the church.

After that, everyone went back to my boyfriend's sister's except there were so many people I didn't know that I just couldn't relax. So I started stressing. And then my arm felt really itchy and... well... now I have this long, sore scratch on my arm. It's getting better, I just can't touch it. Other places are beginning to itch too, whcih means my eczema is on it's way back. I should still have a little cream left over from last time it was bugging me. I jsut have to remember to apply it. >_< Goddamn. I refuse to let it get as bad as last time though. I swear - both arms, both legs, a patch on my stomach - all sore from scratching so much. >.< Because I was too stubborn to go to the doctor and get some proper cream for it. E45 doesn't do enough, plus the handwash smells awful. >.> My mother hasn't seen my latest scratch though and I don't plan on showing her. I just have to wear long, loose sleeves...

Anyway, I felt awful yesterday so I spent another night with my boyfriend. Damn hormones got me this month worse than usual - my legs were jelly, my head ached, I felt nauseous and just wanted to go to bed. I didn't think I'd be alright alone on the bus though so I stayed. Now it seems I'm going to catch another cold though. My boyfriend got manflu at the moment - coughing, sneezing, blowing his nose constantly and whinging about being unable to think/breathe/do anything himself (though what's new about that? XD) and when I went to get him some medicine, he complained. Ungrateful little brat. I didn't have to go get it for him.

But then he went out and I got to play Dragon Age for a bit~ I've started a whole new game again. He found my first save data, where I was doing an awful job of surviving but not my second save data, where I had done better. So I started all over again - same character - Elven mage - but did things a bit differently. Instead of going straight to Redcliffe from Lothering, I went to see the Dalish elves instead and fought werewolves. And helped out a rhyming tree. XD That was fun. I still have more to do there but the main quest bit is over and the elves have agreed to help against the Archdemon. I'm not sure if I should head out to Redcliffe now or pay a visit to the Circle of Magi or the dwarves. Or I could go and get the stone golem, visit Soldier's Peak or...there's something else to do but I can't remember what.

>.> Need to play Dissidia some more too. Been playing a bit of The World Ends With You as well, mostly training and getting money. Re-read Into the Nightside too and wish I could find the next book. I need more. ;-; And there are so many things I need to do but I don't want to do any of them, mostly because it is late.

...Maybe I'll go on Oblivion for a bit. >.> I had a dream a couple nights ago that I was my Oblivion character. I became an alcoholic to deal with the horrors I witnessed through the Oblivion gates.

I also had a dream the world was ending so I spent some time hanging with my boyfriend, then buying up all the books I wanted to read and then hung out on my bed at my gran's house with Eco, who had flown over to see me for the End Days and we sat reading for hours until my gran called us down to eat. o.O It was odd but I woke up feeling really good. ^_^;;;
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Don't ask how the novel is going. I have no idea. ..> Not until tomorrow...

At my boyfriend's, unplanned and unexpected and definitely not what I really wanted but he is impatient and needs someone to wait for the stuff he's just ordered. It probably won't come until the middle of next week but as soon as it does, I am out of her. We're driving each other insane already. And I just checked the payment messages... apparently one of the thngs he ordered is going to my house. Where nobody will be in. Yeah, he's not gonna be hapy when I tell him.

I've been in complete despair over my novel this last weekend actually. The rest of the plotline is falling apart due to the cavernous plotholes in the first half. I was so close to tears onSunday, stressing over it. It was like I lost all passion for it. I started and stopped and started and was perfectly miserable. All because of one scene I wrote that sounded good in my head but doesn't make sense unless I draw out some huge subplot when all I want is to finish the novel, not make it LotR-long.

And then right when I'm at my lowest, my boyfriend gives me a hug, tells me he knows I can do it and if I don't like the scene, then just rewrite it anyway. :) He made me feel so much better.

I've not yet rewritten the scene though. I've started fragmenting instead - writing out the scenes I want to write. I'll piece it together later but it does mean I don't have anything past chapter 9 to post. *will be posting chapters tomorrow*

But during my low moments...I have actually begun reading Twilight.

It is a lot funnier than I anticipated. XD I completely hate Bella and Edward and find the whole thing pretty ridiculous but it has also made me want to write my own vampire story. But better than Twilight. And maybe there will be werewolves but there will be other things too. I'm thinking something really nasty with fangs and claws and nothing that could possibly make a love quadrangle or whatever the fuck will happen. XD

Anyway, I have been promised to be allowed AIM on this computer so I should be able to talk to people tomorrow.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Augh. Such a hard choice. Well...the last couple slots may be hard to choose. I have so many favourites.

My first choice is Boy Meets Boy by David Levitan. It's my feel-good book. If I need cheering up, this book does the trick every time.

The second slot goes to Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman. It's a collection of short stories and a couple poems and I adore it. There's a good mix of creepy and not creepy and I find it incredibly inspiring to read.

The third book is ...well, any one of my Lovecraft Omnibuses. Actually, isn't there a book out there will all of H. P. Lovecraft's work? I'm sure I saw one in Forbidden Planet. If so, I'll go out and buy that one to take to the desert island. XP

My fourth book is going to have to be a Terry Pratchett novel. But which one? Carpe Jugulum? Monstrous Regiment? Wintersmith? Going Postal? I love them all! How can I ever choose! Looks like this one is going to have to get picked at random. ^_^;;;

The fifth book...Does manga count? And can I pretend that one series = one book? Because if so then I'd take all of FAKE with me. If not, then I'd grab Wild Rock or one of the Love Mode volumes. ^^ What can I say? Even on a desert island, I'm gonna need some yaoi. XD

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Well...this is sooner than I expected...

^_^ Thought I'd be staying with my boyfriend at least until Wednesday or Thursday but...well, here I am on Tuesday~ Still, not complaining. More time to work on Qwark app. I'm being terribly lazy and still haven't finished it. Augh. And I can't feel my finger tips. Makes typing really weird. XD

Why are my hands always the last part of my body to warm up after being outside?

Man...I need music.

Ooooh...which reminds me that I haven't had the chance to listen to my new Dir En Grey CD yet~ Imagine my surprise and joy at finding HMV have started stocking their CDs (at least in Newcastle) <3 Fun~

I had a massive shopping trip on Saturday. Alone. Had to argue a little to do it but totally worth it! I got so many books. *_* And still couldn't find the one I originally went into Waterstones for. -_-; I was looking for Sojourn - Book III of the Legend of Drizzt - and came out with Storm Front, Fool Moon and Star Dust. I got Trigun and King of Hell manga in Travelling Man plus Elfen Lied and Azumanga Diaoh DVDs in Forbidden Planet. I also managed to pick up the 3rd DVD set of Robotech Macross Saga and the Trigun box set in HMV. Oh~ And I got a really pretty top in what used to be Kathmandu. It's got a faerie on the front, all dark and gothic-like and the sleeves are like detachable net glove things. Really awesome! I love it! Iain doesn't but so what? XD

And now...back to Daisychain. <3

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