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It's the start of a new year and I've already been pretty busy. I've been writing 750 words since the 1st of January as part of training my brain to get into the habit of writing everyday. As of tonight I've written a total 9102 words, which is awesome and such a great start to the year.

The plan is that I maintain the daily writing habit and increase the 750 words to 1500 words by April, that could mean writing a novel a month, which is huge for me. The more writing I do the better I'll get.

I'm also reading and studying a lot, my backlog has a backlog but I hope to make steady progress through that over the next few months.

I also hope to get much better at updating, because if there's one thing I hate, it's not being here and taking the time to chat with everyone. I'll be posting a lot about the TV shows I'm watching, getting back into anime and manga and the comics that I'm slowly poking and getting a sense of.

I hope everyone is doing good, that the new year is treating you well and that you're safe. Please feel free to comment, even if it's just one word. :)
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I am behind on everything, real life has kicked me to hell and messed up my brain in all sorts of ways. I spent the whole of March with a bad back, I couldn't go near my desktop and ended up using my Samsung Galaxy Note to keep up to date on the internet news as well as fandom. My back is back to normal for now and for the first time in 2 months, I'm sleeping normal hours but only if I go to bed at 1 am, otherwise my brain will wake me up at 3 am no matter what hour I go to bed, which sucks like you would not believe. 

I've been reading a lot, watching some good films and playing video games. Stress has been a real wrack on me and it's not looking like letting up any time soon, so I won't be as active as I'd like. And that's something I really hate, because while I'm a natural lurker, not being active online doesn't fit me.

I hope everyone is well, I owe a letter or two to a few pen pals, I hope to get those done soon. Please feel free to comment and let me know how you've been doing.
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Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you're all safe, warm and happy with good friends and family. Mum and I doing good, we've been cooking and watching happy movies on TV. We plan to have a mug of mulled wine to cheer in the New Year. Here's to 2013. :)
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Hello all, after what has been the longest flu in living memory, I'm able at last to sit down and get round to updating. First, [personal profile] kouredios is hosting a friending meme on both DW and LJ.

At the moment I'm mostly taking things one day at a time, real life has been a nightmare and just when I think things begin to calm down, I get hit over the head again. It's no fun.

I've been reading a lot, watching some pretty good new shows and movies. For the moment I'm alive and that's good.

Am Alive

Aug. 13th, 2012 06:33 pm
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Hello all!

Updating at last. I've spend the last five months or so lurking on the net like a creepy person, so I felt that it was time to show myself. I have new fandoms to enjoy and chat about and Tumblr has been giving me the pretty and making me try out some new shows.

Currently I'm trying Sky One's Sinbad, whose cast is full of POC characters. Teen Wolf because I need a new guilty pleasure. Warehouse 13 for the awesome ladies I've heard about, Continuum for the sci-fi appeal and awesome leading lady. I also have a pretty big backlog of shows and movies to watch. But I'm slowly getting through those.

My current fandom love is Thor and the Avengers. I have all the Loki and Thor feels, plus a passionate crush on Black Window that isn't going to go away any time soon, I'm weak to lady spies and she fits perfectly.  I've been reading some amazing fic in the fandoms and am overjoyed to see the love that she's getting, it's not just about the slash for once, which makes for a nice change.

In gaming I'm playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which is overloading me with the pretty, I haven't seen such a pretty game in a long time, that means that I'm enjoying all the exploring I have to do. The game is huge, I'll be playing for weeks.

That's the short of it, feel free to comment and let me know how you've been doing, I really want to get back in touch with my friends list.

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I have a really good reason for not updating this long. I've been looking into volunteering work and been very busy filling in forms, doing a lot of research and making sure that the other side of my life doesn't fall out of whack. Also, I'm overwhelmed at how the ebook industry has just burst big time.

On the fandom side of things I've discovered;
  • How fun and kick ass the Resident Evil movie series is. Anyone can say what they want, I adore it because it has a female character in the lead who is not only powerful but who also has her own story. 
  • Have re-discovered my love for the tv series Due South. It can still make me laugh.
  • Have also discovered Highlander: the Series, am slowly poking my way through the fandom.
  • Read and enjoyed the Coldfire trilogy by Celia Friedman. Again, poking through the fandom, thank god it's small and seems to have mostly really good writers.
So, that's quite a lot. And I still have to get through My So-Called Life, which I've heard good things about. And a bucket load of YA books.
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I'm quite awful at updating. I think that's why I love microblogging so much, I can say as little as I want and not worry if I've written enough. As a result I spend most of my time on Twitter and Tumblr. I'm also rather shy and a lurker, I never know if I get my point across very well, I always feel like I don't have the right words to express my thoughts on whatever subject matter I'm interested in. 

It's not  a fun feeling. Always doubting yourself can be damn tiring. I'm a writer but on the spot, fly by the seat of your pants writing is something that freaks the crap out of me. 

So I read a lot and live in hope that one day I can express my thoughts in neat little posts that everyone can get something from. It's a working thing, always learning. At least I'm enjoying that bit.
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