Of course I had Christmas music in my playlist for a while, but when Christmas was over and I was getting a bit tired of the music thereof, I made a totally new one that’s all Chely Wright’s CD’s (again), Sting and the Police, and some J-pop (mostly L’arc).
I had big plans to be extremely productive over this holiday break from work, but lots of stuff called me away from that endeavor on a regular basis, not least of which was getting my Kyoto Taika Hen DVD in the mail and, obviously, feeling it necessary to watch that over and over and over again. But whatevs. What I did manage to work on…
Aku Soku Zan(za) rewrite–
Sadly, I didn’t make a huge amount of progress on this. In fact, I’m not even entirely finished with the first section of the first chapter. But it’s every bit as fun as I anticipated, and I’ve been bouncing a bit as I’ve worked on this in bits and pieces over the last couple of weeks.
The letter at the beginning had to have an overhaul, since it never was nearly as wordy or abstruse as I wanted it to be; I think what I’ve come up with for the new version is much better. Haven’t actually reached Yaoku’s name yet and decided whether that will stay the same, nor the much more important Raihishuu. We’ll see, we’ll see.
I’ll mention here that I have done a tiny bit of work on various RK and GW fics… I just don’t have anything else to say about that.
Oh, I almost forgot about this. Yeah, I’ve been working on La Confrérie de la Lune Révéré ebooks, but the Plus version of the Kindle edition (with Guest Room Soap Opera and Consummate Timing included) has been giving me all kinds of hell as far as formatting and looking any kind of good. I mostly stopped working on that after it frustrated me for a while. Maybe next weekend I will finish that up and make those available finally.
So anyone that’s my friend on Facebook (which I’m pretty sure is almost no one that might be reading this) would have seen the Barbie picture I was drawing for my friends at work. That took freaking forever. I should post that here at some point.
Other than that, I’ve also drawn some pictures of HoH characters for some character profiles I’ve been putting together. Yes, most of those characters come from RK or GW, but it’s fun for me to lay out exactly what they’re like in the AU setting — and having pictures of them makes me squee. It’s all been RK characters thus far (including kitty!Misao), but I’ll get to the GW folks eventually too.
The biggest news here is that I’ve finally been able to start actually recording stuff again! Remember how I speculated that I was struck ill and then had no voice for recording because there were two Kenshin movies out that I wasn’t able to watch? Well, the very day my Kyoto Taika Hen DVD arrived, I did a test recording (of In-Law) and found that, though I still sound a little hoarse, I am able to record again!
Incredibly happy with this, I turned to a project I’ve been eying covetously ever since August — making a recording of the freaking amazing story liveonanon wrote for me back then. The story is short enough that I was able to finish the recording and upload it during the break (see? I did actually finish something!), and it can be downloaded from my Audio Recording Index.
I don’t know whether I’ve mentioned, but I really want to make audio recordings of all my favorite fanfictions (the ones I didn’t write, I mean) so I can put them into my audiobook rotation and thereby reread them more often than I ever manage to as things stand. It’s great to have made a start on that at last, even if the first one is the shortest of all XD
I’ve worked a bit on a few other audio recordings as well, mainly HoH short stories and He Can Be Taught.
Man, you know what I haven’t worked on in a while? Sano’s Badass Adventure. I daydreamed, a few months back, about having Saitou’s quest (or at least the Ikkinzome part of it) finished before I go to England and make Zombie Girl play it, but it looks like I’m just going to have to settle for one scenario of the Ikkinzome part of Saitou’s quest. That’s really OK.
OK, break’s over! Now to see if I can actually be more productive between work days than I was on a break from them XD