June 7th, 2005



I knew if I typed "random word generator" into google it would give me fodder for a subject line.

I've been looking over my posts the last few days. I notice that when I get chipper, I also get dorky, corny, spammy, and lame. I am dwarves.

Even so, I got a permanent account today and LJ will never be rid of me.

I'm also addicted to polls at the moment, so I have the one below. I had a tiny epiphany last night when I realized what the "ticky box" option was for on polls--it's so that people who have no interest in *taking* the poll can choose something and thus see the poll results on their flist without skewing the results. At least, that's my theory. So I present ticky boxes.

The poll is about fiction, though. I have a piece of my next story finished, but I need to work while I'm at work, today, maybe the rest of the week. On work stuff that they more or less pay me for. I have issues with this, but I'm going to try. (And therefore, in theory, I'd only write in a mad frenzy at night, after work.) Anyway, I want to know what readers of the current J/V scribbling want from me. What do you want from me?! she cried.

Poll #508110 Posting of J/V fiction

Do you care how you read all this J/V fiction?

I want you to finish this next, probably longish story before you post it.
I want you to post what you have NOW, DAMN IT, NOW!
If you post what you have now, I'll want to resist until it's done, but I have the willpower of a small wedge of cheese. I will read it.
If you post a chunk of writing now, I will flaunt my vast willpower by not reading the story until it's done.
Ticky box.

And now, muffin.

ETA: Yes, this is my life.


I started up an mp3 of Fraser's Inuit soliloquy from one of the DS soundtracks. "Where I come from, the challenges are quite different--there are no drug dealers or pimps, and few thieves to bother with--"

The headphones had come out of my laptop, and the above quote blared out from my cubicle before I could recover and stab the pause button. God knows what people thought.

This is my banal anecdote for the day.

j/v spamlet

I always get sappy songtracked scenes in my head. There's always one stuck there, unwritten, at any given time, in the fandom du jour. Right now it's a J/V scene set to Ryan Adam's "La Cienega." Which is one of those wince-worthy not-right choices, because it has the phrase "How'd I end up feeling so bad for such a little girl" in it. *shame*

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Bona Fides, part 1 (Alias, J/V )

So I thought about what I wanted to do writing-wise, and based on polling. I actually do feel twinges of guilt putting something out in pieces when a significant nubmer of readers want, deep down, to wait and read something finished. Except that some of you want to read stuff now. And some of you seem to want both these things simultaneously, to read and not-read. You're just logic problems.

I very very very much welcome any corrections. I notice lately that I tend to omit tiny connective words at times. I think these are synapses in my brain dying, word by word. So sad, so sad...hey, shiny...

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