Off to Eastercon

Apr. 18th, 2019 04:59 pm
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Since it was three weeks since I'd last seen the inside of A&E and the "Oh **** I need to get off this med right now" side effect had tailed off a week after that, I decided at the weekend that it's safe to go to Eastercon. I've been on the current second med before in combination with the primary migraine med (although not at the current high dose of primary) so I know what it normally does by way of side-effects, and while they can be unpleasant after a while they have never made me feel like A&E would be A Really Good Idea. So I should be there after lunch tomorrow.

Happy Anniversary to us!

Apr. 16th, 2019 10:15 am
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I get cuddles on demand, tea in bed every morning, and integrity.

He gets… hmm. Cuddles demanded, something different for dinner every day, aesthetics.

Something like that. It works.

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Apr. 13th, 2019 09:20 pm
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I've just finished watching the film of Mansfield Park (1999), in which Fanny is much more interesting than I remember her being in the book. Perhaps I should re-read the book. Hmm.

How about some Alternative Jane Austen endings?

Pride and Prejudice - no improvement necessary or possible

Emma - no improvement necessary (though I did beta a *very* appealing alternate timeline in which Emma and Jane Fairfax become Very Close, and I can't help feeling Emma would be a better mate for Jane than Frank Churchill would)

Persuasion - no improvement necessary or possible

Sense and Sensibility - Colonel Brandon dotes on Marianne and treats her like daddy's little princess because he thinks of her as a daughter. While he's doting, he gradually comes to realise that he is in love with Elinor, who is far too awesome to settle for a wimp like Edward. \o/ Surely everybody who reads this book wants Elinor and Colonel Brandon to end up together?

Mansfield Park - Fanny recognises that while Crawford would be a very bad husband, Edmund would bore even Fanny to death after a while (the written text not having the advantage of Jonny Lee Miller in the role). Happily for her, Colonel Fitzwilliam shows up from an entirely different novel, finds her inexplicably fascinating, and turns out to be just the right kind of husband. Or else her nice brother William introduces her to a promising naval officer. Or else she runs away to sea and becomes a pirate.

Northanger Abbey - eh, it's fine .

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Apr. 13th, 2019 10:14 am
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Small creatures have been feasting on my flesh. No, not the cats, who are generally polite about that sort of thing and would not feast on me unless I smeared my body with ice cream, at which point all bets would be off, but invisible beasties who leave red, itchy lumps on me. Started with my wrist, and now my belly itches so much that last night I had to put the light on to check if I had shingles.

Pestilent creatures. I think I need Beast back in the bed (he's been sleeping in another room as between us we are coughing fit to wake the dead, and we both need sleep) as he is usually tastier than I am. She said, ruthlessly prepared to sacrifice the flesh of her beloved.


Apr. 12th, 2019 05:50 pm
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I need a Lady Pirate name.

My chorus will be doing a Pirates set, and we've been asked to find ourselves a name and backstory for our piratical character. I am pretty sure my backstory is along the lines of, Didn't want to be a secretary, ran away to see and fell in with pirates. But what to call myself?

It's possible I will be wearing a red wig, and I thought maybe Red… something? (Not Red Pen, because that would be an entirely different character!)

Any suggestions?
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I'd always meant to do these...

Day 10: Create a fanwork. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Taking Turns is the fanwork I managed to create this year. So, that's done.

Day 11: In your own space, talk about your creative process(es) — anything from the initial inspiration to how you feel after something’s done. Do you struggle with motivation or is it a smooth process? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve to pull out when a fanwork isn’t cooperating? What is your level of planning to pantsing/winging it? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

(I just found my answer to this, saved amidst the chaos of my desktop, which is why I'm posting my last gasp for Snowflake Challenge 2019) )
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