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Feb. 18th, 2017 01:29 pm
silailo: (belldandy blue)
We got back yesterday from my sister's place. The trip there and back wasn't bad. I thought it would be terrible because my mom is terrible to travel with in the car, but she sat in the back seat the whole time and read a book.

Right now I don't feel like doing much. I'm kind of feeling nostalgic about old fandoms and was reading through an old Livejournal community. I took some screenshots of some icon sets because it's no longer possible to download them. I'll just crop them from the screenshots. Looking at icons makes me even more nostalgic for the good, old Livejournal days when icons were an art form.

I uploaded a chapter of a fic, and I might do another tonight. I let the first chapter sit for three weeks. It's not like anyone's really reading it, so I'm not in a big hurry to upload what I have edited.

Going to Al-Anon tonight after skipping it for three weeks. I got one of the little books, so I've been reading that.
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 Oh, man. I just remembered I used to love Hercules: The Legendary Adventures. I thought I heard somewhere they were rebooting the series but maybe that was something else.
silailo: (benkate)
Bought a bunch of stuff today that I probably shouldn't have, but one was a really good deal and the others were things I'd been wanting and will be helpful for a future project. I bid on something on eBay, something I don't normally do, but I was outbid and I don't even care because I didn't want it that badly. Just thought I'd give it a try. I figured I'd be outbid, though.

Well, The Long Dark is going okay. I'm sort of stuck again because I'm not sure what's going to happen in a certain scene and I'm not happy with the idea I came up with. I think this is the second to the last chapter.

After this fic, I'd like to work on an original story. Though I have one fanfiction in progress, I am not sure I will return to the Et Cetera fandom, and thus I'm not sure of any future projects in that fandom. It's up in the air, though, because I feel like I've said this before and kept writing. I have this fandom to thank for getting me back into writing, so it might be hard for me to break away. It's just the fandom is too inactive, or, well...dead, for obvious reasons. And I feel like I'm getting too old for it. I'm finding it harder to get into fandom in general these days, anyway. Maybe I'm losing interest in fannish things.
silailo: (pencils)
No one reads my journal, and to be honest I really don't care. :) I use this journal to put down my thoughts whether anyone will see them or not.  I used to be one of those people who strove to find "friends" (read "internet acquaintances") or was unsettled/embarrassed if I didn't have any watchers/followers/friends/subscribers/whatever. But after I deleted my last journal without warning my few subscribers, and started this new one, I somehow felt liberated. Knowing I can write publicly without thinking someone will actually care is liberating. I feel safe in the knowledge that I am so boring that no one cares to read what I have to say. ^^ I used to worry someone would care and flame me, when in reality no one does! It doesn't make me feel lonely or sad or anything. Yet I keep my posts public anyway. Heh.

On a completely different note, I sometimes wonder what the Et Cetera fandom would've been like had it been larger. Would there have been shipping wars? More crapfic? (Well, there already is some, but maybe even some of it is my own!) Many of the more active fans have long since disappeared. Recently I managed to find a few who had been gone for a while but active elsewhere, and I am actually quite glad I was never heavily involved in the fandom at its peak--or even its beginnings. I'm glad I never conversed with them because our personalities would never have jived. Heck, my personality doesn't jive with most of any fandom in general, which is probably why I'm a loner most of the time and prefer to stay away from people. Some of these people I find completely ignorant and idiotic, even though they believe themselves informed and educated. ...I think I just described 99.9% of Tumblr (so glad I left that place. But it's sad that some of my fandoms can only be found there.)

I'm getting too old for this crap. Someday I'd like to leave fandom entirely.

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I am very excited about a few things. First, I drew something for International Fanworks Day coming up in February. I thought I was going to write something, but then I found out about these things called drawbles, like drabbles except people draw sketches based on a prompt. The Organization for Transformative Works, the people who run AO3, have a drabble prompt for IFD. I didn't think I could write only 100 words to a prompt like that, so I thought I'd give a drawing a try. I surprised myself because I've lacked so much confidence in drawing that I didn't think I'd do it. I'm actually happy with what I did. But now I have to wait until February 15 to post it!

Second, I ordered something off of Yahoo Japan using Rinkya's service. It was cheap, but the fees and shipping are what got me. I expected they would be, so I was prepared. I figured since this is the only time I would use the service, I might as well do it now. And the cheapest shipping somehow ended up being the fastest method, unless they made a mistake and accidentally gave me the most expensive shipping, which they might have, but I don't care now. I will post pictures when I get the package.

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