Yes, I am doing NaNo this year. And yes, I am back online!!! Yay!!!
Okay, on to NaNo. The idea came to me while sitting in the 'edit post' part of Rough Trade. I was seriously confused about what I was going to write. I mean, I have a bunch of fics in progress, but I want to do an original piece this year. So, scrouging through my mind, and my picture folder, I came across a cover I did for an original series I thought up a long time ago called "The Elemental Series" The first book called "Zephyr's Edge". Well, bam! Plot hits me in the head. Title taken, new banner made, project file to RT submitted. Now I just have to work some of the kinks out of the plot before November. But hey, fic!!
Title: Zephyr's Edge
Genre: Urban Fantasy-ish, Somewhat Dystopian
Warning: Graphic violence, swearing, blood, gore, sex, possibles: xenophobia, homophobia, sexual assault
Summary: Dragons had been extinct for centuries. But when Zephyr is born with a Dragon SoulMark, what the world thinks it knows gets turned on its head.
When my RT project file gets approved and posted, I'll link to it for more information like cast pics and other stuff.This entry was originally posted at http://asharia.dreamwidth.org/252110.html.
We still have no fucking internet! It was supposed to be up Thursday. Thursday night we call our provider and the woman opens our file, Bell Canada changed the date to Friday and didn't tell out provider. Friday comes and a guy from our service comes to the apartment to check that everything is working well, which it is, but there is still no signal. He calls Bell. They tell him it will be up Friday night, Saturday, or Monday at the latest. Yeah. Mom calls our provider Sunday to verify,they confirm that it's supposed to be up Monday. Monday comes, no service. I call in the late afternoon since it's gone beyond ridiculous, and they say they are waiting for confirmation from Bell. Seems Bell has to do something on their end to allow the DSL to go through. All night, in to this morning, no internet. Mom calls them this morning (at this point we're beyond pissed, though we know it's not our provider's fault) and gets told that since we're not Bell customers and it's not phone service, we've been shifted to the bottom of the list. Our provider has sent it to a manager at Bell, but knowing that fucking company, I doubt anything will be done.
I hate Bell Canada. I hate the monoply they have on everything, phone, tv, radio. They're asshats to the extreme. They have crappy customer service. They like to play games with other services (since most phone boxes in the area are theirs, they like to do things like surprise upgrades that knocks out service if you're not one of their customers). I can't stand them.
*sigh* This has me beyond angry and so very tired. It's been weeks now. We should have had service almost two weeks ago but Bell is full of asses that likes to fuck things up for people.
If anyone's wondering how I'm posting this, I'm at McDonald's with it's lovely free Wifi, a root beer, and a hot fudge sunday to sooth my nerves.This entry was originally posted at http://asharia.dreamwidth.org/251729.html.
Mom went down to our local MP's office yesterday to see if there was anything they can do, which they can't since the company that owns our building is privately owned and from out of province. Still, she was given the number to a couple of lawyers that deal with tenant right issues. She emailed the idiots we've been dealing with who came back yesterday afternoon with some good news. There's an apartment open in another building that we can move to while they are working on ours. And it can be temporary or permanant. I've looked at the buildings before and they don't look bad, the floor plan is nice, but we haven't seen the inside yet.
Regardless, we are at least doing the temp move as soon as they tell us to come pick up the keys. We need out of my aunt's house. She's so petty; she always has been petty.
We're only taking a few things, like matresses, TV, dishes, loveseat. We also have to see if we can switch our phone to the new apartment for the time we're there so we can have internet. I've got Netflix, so we plan to set up my dad's laptop as the base for watching anything. It won't be perfect, but it'll be so much better than here.
Here's to hoping they call/email tomorrow so we can be out of here tomorrow. I'd love to sleep on an actually bed for the first time in 7 weeks.This entry was originally posted at http://asharia.dreamwidth.org/251520.html.
So, after all this time we are now just waiting for the contractors. When they finally start (about fucking time) it should only take a week until I'm back home. and then we're looking to move because this was just utter bullshit on all levels.
Okay, me and my headache are going to finish doing the laundry and then lay down and read before going to sleep. I'm too tiredThis entry was originally posted at http://asharia.dreamwidth.org/251388.html.
( Female TMICollapse )
Okay, so, I'm in a fair amount of pain (I hate cramps), drained beyond belief, and exhausted, so I'm heading off to bed now.
Also, for those who might have seen my post yesterday about my new fic (SGA/HP cross), I am looking for a beta reader for when I am finished. I do have someone already lined up, but I'd like another one just to make sure I don't have huge plot holes and the like. If anyone's interested let me know.Edited because I really can't spell some days
This entry was originally posted at http://asharia.dreamwidth.org/251018.html.
So, during the latest Keira podcast I ended up with a massive bunny. So massive that it too over everything. The bunny: John Sheppard is related to Malfoy. (Don't ask how I got that, I don't remember). His mother was Lucius' older sister that was disowned. John was born with magic but it was dormant. Something on Atlantis (or in the Pegasus galaxy, I'm not sure which, yet) activates his magic. Chaos ensues.
Basically, John's a Malfoy and the universe is going to tremble before him.
I've got the basic outline set up and now I'm working on a bit of more indepth, but not too far since that'll make me not want to write. When I finish it, and it's been beta'd, I'll post it at AO3 to see everyone's reactions.
Okay, I'm tired and need to head off to bed now.This entry was originally posted at http://asharia.dreamwidth.org/250848.html.
- In My Ear:Criminal Minds on Netflix
*heavy fucking sigh* So, mom heard back from the apartment idiots. Three weeks and the reaosn they haven't started is because they had to send away for tests on the mold and materials in the walls. Guess something was suspisous. Really. Great. So, it's three weeks and we're still living at my aunt's house. This fucking couch has me in so much pain I wake up almost crying. And the bed my parents are sleeping on isn't better (too hard, too short, etc) and I know it's making my mom hurt too.
And work is driving me nuts. I keep getting tempted to look at my bosses and say "fuck you! I don't make enough money here for this shit!" Really, 18 hrs a week (on a good week) at $14/hr isn't enough to live on. Yes, that $14/hr is higher than min wage (it's about $10/hr here in Ontario), but still, the cheapest apartment I can find is around $450. Add in my school dept, $120/month. Then I'd need a car or bus pass to get to work and both work out to around $200/month (buses are fucking expensive here). Then there's food, 'net, phone (my cell, since I wouldn't bother with a landline), things like shampoo and body wash, etc. Yeah, well it adds up to almost what I make in a month or more, which leaves no room for anything else, like emergencies. Really doesn't work.
So, I'm looking for a second job, another part time. If they offer fulltime at a good wage I'll say sorry to my current job (and beg my friend's forgiveness since she'll be stuck with everything
) and walk. Hell, she's close to walking. Neither of us should have to put up with this stress.
I'm tired. I'm beyond tired. I also downloaded an app to help track my moods and stuff since I know I've been having problems. Hell, I actually considered checking myself in to the hospital the other night. Not sure how much more I can take of this.This entry was originally posted at http://asharia.dreamwidth.org/250623.html.
- In My Heart:indescribable
- In My Ear:movies on Netflix