Thank you! I got it done fairly quickly, but the backing up took hours. I really need to invest in a card with USB 3.0 support. My external drives both support it, but my computer doesn’t :(
Today I was tasked with formatting my PC and reinstalling my operating system. My programs for writing in, Microsoft Word and the free screenwriting software, Celtx, are still missing but I’ll have them installed by the end of tomorrow.
Still, I didn’t let the lack of software stop me from working on Drift. I’ve been working on the characters and their backgrounds, and while the main character, Paul, is a hard one to really nail down because he has all these past lives he’s lived, I’ve been working on some of the other characters, their connection to Paul, and their connection to the overall plot. I hope what I’ve been working on adds some extra dimension, twists, but above all makes the characters have more depth to them.
I find it interesting how sometimes you can do all the background work under the sun…. and still have flat characters. My aim is to hopefully not encounter that problem with this story. I’m hoping beyond anything *crosses fingers* that they’ll be seen as characters with flaws, goals, a past, and an interesting story arc within Drift.
I guess time will tell, won’t it?
Latest update re: Drift. (synopsis [here] if you’re wondering wtf I’m rambling about)
Tomorrow’s a big day, and of course one can’t talk about who they voted for, the fact they voted, take photos, or do anything else related to voting….. so I’m just gonna say it right now:
The other day my party vote went to Labour, while my local vote went to Ria Bond, a local business woman from the New Zealand First party.
I hope Ria wins her seat, and I hope Labour topples the Nats from their throne (about time NZ got rid of Mr Lies and his Corrupt Party - six years with them at the helm has been damaging to say the least!).
Anyway, that is all I’m going to say on the matter. Fingers crossed and prayers that we’ll have a better government come Sunday morning. I don’t want to wake up that day disappointed and feeling depressed like I did after the last two elections.
Don’t you just love how fast a computer is when it’s a fresh installation?
Just a heads up, I won’t be around today until much later in the day, perhaps tonight…… my computer’s been having problems with loading and shutting down, so I’m backing up everything and will be reinstalling my OS at some point during the day.
Hope you all have a fun day :)
Official Sansa x Tyrion Appreciation Week 2014
A week to celebrate through varying mediums the wonderfully complex and angst filled relationship between Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark. Or in the words of Sophie Turner: The Brangelina of Westeros.
Dates: Sunday September 28 - Saturday October 4th
Sunday, Sept 28: Beginning
Monday, Sept 29: Touch
Tuesday, Sept 30: Colour
Wednesday, Oct 1: AU/Crossover*
Thursday, Oct 2: Trust
Friday, Oct 3: Season
Saturday, Oct 4: Family
These are the prompts for the week. If you have any questions regarding prompts or mediums or, really, any at all, please message us here! (or you can message either me (thatlovelylydia) or Demelza (essentialasair).
I hope you guys are as excited for this as we are! :)
(Thanks to Dem for the official banner above!)
*Most prompts are going to lend themselves to an AU depiction of our couple, especially if it takes place in the future of Westeros. This AU is more for modern renditions or placing Sanrion in other stories (ex.: a fairy tale (Beauty and the Beast), Pacific Rim, soap opera, etc.)
For the past few days I’ve been working hard out on the outline and treatment for my forthcoming screenplay, Drift. Although I must confess, the title may as yet change to something else…. but for now, its placeholder is Drift.
Progress so far stands at:
- Outline and synopsis both written.
- Act One of treatment completed.
Next steps are:
- Write Acts Two and Three of treatment.
- Take a small break, then begin work on screenplay.
When I wrote my first treatment two years ago I looked at the task as if it was the most annoying part of writing a screenplay. Nowadays I find it difficult to write anything, even fanfic, if I don’t go from outline to treatment to screenplay/story.
Anyway, I’m really excited about Drift and I thought I might actually share the current synopsis with you guys:
Just in case anyone wants to read about my progress on my new screenplay, I’ve updated my writing blog with a report, plus the synopsis. :)
It was a brief flicker of light amidst an ocean of darkness.
one time i got a fish and my dad made me name it james pond
every family got a plastic bag full of plastic bags
There’s a McDonalds planned for the place where one of my childhood homes used to stand.
Not sure how to feel about that.
this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts….
do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?
stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.
That’s entirely illogical. As a student with about fifty or so dollars a month to feed myself on, I can tell you that you can shop and eat healthy for less than you’d think. For example, this is from my last trip to Fry’s:
Premade Caesar salad: $2.99
Shredded Mozzarella cheese: $2.99
Bread from the bakery (eight rolls to a bag): $2.59
Tangelos ($1.69/lb): $4.56
Romaine lettuce: $2.49
Grapes ($.75/lb): $1.91
Jicama sticks: $2.99
Sliced chicken: $3.49
Frozen meatballs (120+ a bag): $10.09
In total, this was $35.35. All this will feed me for a good two weeks or so, especially considering the rice, beans, and pasta sauce in my cabinets, as well. So truly, if you say you can’t shop for yourself without spending a fortune on like, six items, you’re an imbecile or a liar.
The fact that someone doesn’t have a clue how to shop doesn’t mean fast food is cheaper.
It would easily cost me $30 to buy what the original poster bought.
So please, stop shaming the person for not knowing how to shop and wake up to the reality that in some parts of the world healthy food is expensive as fuck.
Goodness, what part of the country do you LIVE in?? I’m in the midwest and no way would that cost $30
Would be $30 here in NZ, and that’s right now. During our winter that would’ve cost almost $40, maybe a bit higher. (and we import it year round)
OOOHHHH Ok. Yeah, fresh stuff’s a bit higher where you are. Makes sense now. I assumed you were in the States, my apologies.
Not a worry at all :) Tomatoes are our most expensive produce here though, once they were $16 a kilo. A KILO. I was gobsmacked. I’m pretty lucky my apples (which is one of my main foods) have been cheaper this year, last year they were $6 a kilo, this year the highest I’ve seen them is $4.
But “fruit salad” type stuff? So damn expensive. I love mangoes, and they’re only decently priced for about two months per year.
A poem for my twin Melissa made of gifs…
MY SILLY KIWI TWINNIE I LOVES YOU TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*TACKLE HUGS YOU*
YOU KNOW I WAS GOING TO TELL YOU WHICH OF MY SHORT STORIES AND SCRIPTS WERE SUPER ANGSTY TO PREPARE YOU, BUT NOW I’M NOT GOING TO.