Nov. 10th, 2012 05:07 pm
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Today I have neither been able to motivate myself to write, nor to draw, nor to work on school work. So instead I baked a pan of muffins and a batch of cookies. Productivity! It's fun!

Oh well. I suppose I could have spent the day lying in bed...

Some words. )


Nov. 7th, 2012 04:04 pm
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I was so reluctant to pick up my Great Pirate Novel for NaNoWriMo, but I'm so glad I did, holy crap. I was totally stuck on it, and it had been just sitting on my hard drive for five or six years now untouched. Now I've actually got some ideas and words going, and it's almost more of a relief than anything else.

I started out trying to write it chronologically, and I think that was my biggest failing - for this year, I grabbed thirty songs (which were supposed to be done song-a-day but... aren't) for thirty chapters and I'm just writing whatever thematically works with the song - for the ones that have lyrics, my challenge is to somehow include, in order, every word spread through the chapter. As a result, the first chapter is a) porn, b) probably going to be 18000 words long, at the rate I'm going through I Almost Told You That I Loved You. If it works, it works, haha. Although there is a lot more sex in this story than I'd originally expected.
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Wall of text! Wall of text! )

(And after that, it descends into complete incomprehensibility. I may share the last 1840 words of my eleventh-hour writing, but not in their current unintelligible stream-of-consciousness bad dialogue form. I mean, because the rest of this has been so intelligent and well-written.)
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...And how do I feel about this?

Pretty much.

I mean, look at that graph. LOOK AT IT. LOOK.

I'm not posting the remainder of it yet, though, because towards the end it kind of turns into a wall of red-underlined gobbledygook. I swear I thought I was typing real words. They just came out reading like "Fthagn, gnorf Blllbns gr'ivvbs snik." Actually, screw it; here's a particularly egregious bit:

(When I opened up the document to grab this, it presented me with a popup that read "There are too many spelling or grammatical errors in "Change is on the horizon.docx" to continue displaying them. To check the spelling and grammar of this document, choose Spelling and Grammar from the Tools menu.")

“I’m opereating on the possibly vain hope that this room weill be provided free of charde, vecauset he’re so wa y can affor it unless Dulcimer is paying. As for food, we might do all reight if we can supplement what we’ve got with mooching. As for the lovely ladies whos company I’m sure you would like to employ for artistic modeling pruosre and whatever illegal substance you would like to examine out oa a scientif intere in the chem. Makeup, I think it should be safe to assume that ot finan fropse we be sig nette after we have finished all this business with the Magnate and the r rep an att of them If we don't finish this business of course, it’ a moot point, but in the bright side we might have the opportunity to sample fee affections and artistic modesla dn food and nice chemical compoiungs in the afterlife.

Which is SUPPOSED to read:

"I'm operating on the possibly vain hope that this room will be provided free of charge, because there's no way we can afford it unless Dulcimer is paying. As for food, we might do all right if we can supplement what we've got with mooching. As for the lovely ladies whose company I'm sure you would like to employ for artistic modeling purposes, and whatever illegal substance you would like to examine out of a scientific interest in the chemical makeup, I think it should be safe to assume that our financial prospects will be significantly better after we have finished all this business with the magnate and the former Representative and all of them. If we don't finish this business, of course, it's a moot point, but on the bright side we might have the opportunity to sample free affections and artistic models and food and nice chemical compounds in the afterlife"

Yeah. It's pretty bad.
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My father, whilst eating baked beans on a baked potato:
"I was going to have baked beans on toast, but then I thought I'd better have something close to a fresh vegetable today."

Oh, and the cat just threw the dog's dish across the kitchen floor, despite it having been weighted down with a cast-iron trivet. Good show, Calypso.

The next few words... Tabor's back to whining! And I'm still too lazy to fix up the italics. )
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...Because this SEEMS like one hell of a lot. :| In fact, such a lot that I'm going to have to split it into two posts... Already divided up by scene here, though, so... yay convenience?
1 )
2, which is a lot shorter )


Nov. 24th, 2010 02:16 pm
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On a NaNo dare, I had to have a character break all ten fingers in a pretty boring fashion. So I did. Unfortunately for me, this also happened to involve snapping his ankle - only after which did I realise that I would need him able to traipse around all secret-agent saving the Magnate and hitting on girls who could kick his arse.

"Oh crapscones," said I. "It was bad enough when I had Aren with two borked legs and no wheelchairs. Now I have a character with two borked hands on crutches?"

But the solution to the previous problem was a pair of leg braces/splints, and this time around the solution just looks rather like a leg brace.

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I've watched a bit of the Kuroshitsuji dub up on Funimation's Youtube channel...

It's not as bad as it could be, not by a long shot. I suppose I should have more faith in Funimation; I do usually like their work as a studio. Madam Red actually sounds just right. Surprisingly. Sebastian... well, following after Daisuke Ono is no mean feat. So I mean, I'm trying not to make comparisons, but to take them separately. Which kind of just leaves me picking at his accent. Things like saying 'scone' wrong. :P He's got the typewriter sound down, but his vowels aren't always on form. Though he did say 'amateur' just SO posh-ily. 8D His character is kind of growing on me, I must admit. It's different, but it's not necessarily worse. I do have to give him kudos for managing to say 'one hell of a butler' without it sounding completely wrong against the upper-class accent.

But there is something that bugs the hell out of me. The house staff. Some of my favourite characters, and I think, so far, some of the weakest accent work. It makes me kind of want to cry. Also - why the heck is Bard English in this? He's supposed to be American, isn't he? So why force a distracting fake accent on him? Finny is endearing but not great, Meirin (why aren't they calling her Maylene?) sounds kind of like her Japanese voice but I don't think it translates all that well. Tanaka, however, is AWESOME.

Lizzie sounds a little lower-class, a little Australian sometimes... maybe she gets better as the series goes on and she gets used to her voice. I'm not too keen on Undertaker, though if I hadn't come to love his seiyuu quite so much I might not be so harsh. I think he sounds too gruff and not crazy enough. Lau is... he's okay. Which is kind of how I felt about him in Japanese, really, so I can't complain.

The background voices are kind of distracting; half of them are perfect. The other half are ear-scathing.

I'm deliberately not commenting on Ciel or Grell; I need to see them later on in the series to really be sure of my opinion. I need to hear Ciel breaking down and Grell going batshit. Though I must say that the Ciel-pretending-to-be-a-girl voice was pretty impressive, and the corset scene was unexpectedly still... interesting. :P

So yeah. I think Grell and Angelash will be the swing votes on this. But it's not BAD, really. Just. Not quite as purr-inducing as the original.

*refusing to hate dubs on principle*


Nov. 13th, 2010 04:58 am
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I kind of feel like I should have split this into two parts. Because this is kind of a word dump. Heh.

Never has a cut been needed more. Except maybe that one Wang Fire picture. Holy crap that was- uh, yeah. Right. )

It only just occurred to me that the italic text not carrying over into LJ kind of ruins the effect sometimes. No, I'm not going to go back and fix it. Can't be arsed.

And yes, I did just want to show off that I know what phenol is. Don't judge me.


Nov. 10th, 2010 10:47 pm
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Plod Plod Plod Pretension )

Spellcheck doesn't want to let me use 'epiphanic' but it is, as far as I have been able to discover, the correct adjectival form of 'epiphany.' So there.
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NaNo )


Nov. 7th, 2010 06:14 pm
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I started over! Yay! Now I'm even MORE screwed! )

No, I don't have a name for her people yet. And I'm not thinking of one until I can come up with something that's longer than two words.
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It's weird what gets me writing. Last year it was the dare to include every single word I got wrong at Freerice, in 2007 it was trying to outdo myself with incomprehensible obsessive crazy from Errol's POV, in 2006 it was taking the most audaciously ridiculous dares and making them work because fairies are just flat out weird like that - this year, it was 'Include the lyrics of a song spread through your novel, from 0 to 50k.' So now, on a new plot with new characters (Seriously, brain! Can I never ever start NaNo on November first ever?) I am plodding along, putting a single word from 'Butterflies and Hurricanes' every 354/5 words. Whatever works...

Though I did think about using Suteki Da Ne (translated, since I'm not yet stupid and masochistic enough to attempt to write a novel in a language I don't speak) so the last word of the novel would be 'dream,' but I think the novelty of 'now' being the last word is good enough.

So. New novel, as if I needed a new plot. New motivator, much appreciated. Number of words still only in triple digits. Looks like it's up to the Senotaph to grant me my yearly boon once more.
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Predictably, the awesome novel idea which jumped into my head halfway through October decided to be a little bitch and give me the cold shoulder the very second it turned midnight on Halloween. Damnit. And yet, I love NaNoWriMo and continue to subject myself to it. (Appropriate icon is appropriate?)

So I guess I'll just fight bitch-fire with bitch-fire and write something else. Or sit here beating the current idea with a stick until it submits to my authority, because it sounded amusing - a heroic sociopath and a sullen depressive who's masochistic enough to like her, with some kind of endolithic hive-mind ghosts. You know, the fact that I don't have much more to go on than that might be my problem, actually... :|

ETA: What I have so far... 1559 words )

(OH and btw I hate every fricking word of it.)


Nov. 11th, 2009 10:32 pm
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Okay, I want to kill myself a bit less now.

Also, freerice.com. I've been challenging myself to include every word I get wrong. I had no idea that trying to work out ways to use the word consanguinity, fosse, bosky, and appurtenance would lead to such copious verbiage.

Er, logorrhoea. But either way, quantity, not quality. :P

(In other news, I'm majorly annoyed with a certain self-entitled, self-important arsehole who thinks he's the prince of everything but refuses to acknowledge his ignorant privilege and is ALWAYS, ALWAYS right. The reason I'm short? I didn't eat enough meat. The reason he's morally superior? He eats burgers, wears leather, and donates daddy's money to Greenpeace. Not that he would have any qualms about eating whales. It's people like him, who have the money, who really matter. Oh, and he doesn't need to conserve water. "Listen, we're in Scotland, man, there's enough fucking water in this fucking country. Do you understand? Dude, what the fuck, get back here and help clean the fucking kitchen! You're not seriously going to make me stand here pre-rinsing the whole load of dishes and then expect me to load them in the dishwasher, too?" AGGH. And I'm unexpectedly on rounds tomorrow. Just... rgh. I seem to be stuck between really really good and really really lame, but at the same time, and it's kind of bollocks.)


Nov. 11th, 2009 03:22 pm
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NaNoWriMo ate my soul. D:

Yeah, coming down of that manic streak of the past two days? Not fun. And my plot? I can't stand it now. Like, throw-in-the-towel, fuck-this-was-a-bad-idea. *whiiiine*

Um, but here, you can read it. If you're feeling self-injurious.

Read more... )


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