Quick Thoughts

1/11 I think tie prices are the clothing industry’s way of saying, “We don’t make enough money off men.”

1/6 Ruptured ovarian cyst(s) keeping me in bed for days on end is driving me toward financial disaster, but at least I have time for Skyrim binging The Clone Wars writing!

1/2 So lots of random crap around this place suddenly isn’t working. Sorry about that!

1/1 Happy new year!

12/29 Faffing about with site stuff. Sorry if anything’s illegible.

12/25 Happy Christmas to anyone into that!

12/20 Should I be starting another long story? Absolutely not. Am I? I’ll let you guess.

12/19 Geez, how do you explain “I’m out of spoons” to 3- and 5-year-olds?

12/18 Editing a story in the morning instead of watching an episode is very effective! I’ll never catch up on the Arrowverse that way, though XD

12/16 After-Dinner Brandy is almost done! Get ready for Trowa’s long story in way more detail!

12/15 It’s just occurred to me that Cap’n Crunch’s hair is white and he’s never been promoted beyond cap’n. Incompetence? Prejudice? What’s been holding him back so long?

12/14 New writing is easy now; editing I still don’t have a lot of time for XD

12/11 I’ve reached linear completion on After-Dinner Brandy!

12/10 New method for consistently writing even while working a lot.

12/08 SoOoOo busy. Gotta figure something out.

12/07 NQF has gone very poorly on both ends this year. *sigh*

AEL: The Collegia Magica, King Solomon’s Mines, Oz briefly, The Haunting of Hill House, Sofia the First, two O’Brians, The Outlaws of Sherwood, The Wind in the Willows, Misery, two Austens, To Kill A Mockingbird

The Collegia Magica by Carol Berg -- This was my second time through these books, and I find them a very interesting experience. The world the author has created is solidly conceived, makes sense, and fascinates. The characters she populates it with are excellent,...

Aku Soku Zan(za) (6)

Rurouni Kenshin fanfiction by kuroiyousei: How might things have gone if Saitou, rather than Kenshin, had beaten some sense into kenkaya Zanza and become his guiding force?

A Lois Date

DC Animated Universe: Lois is too sick to join her boyfriends on the date she had planned. And though they, of course, enjoy each other’s company in any context, can they enjoy the type of evening she had in mind without her?

Paperback now available

The proof copies came a lot sooner than I expected (that is, than Amazon originally said they would), and I love they way they look. I think for a future edition I will make the gutter margins a little wider, and there is at least one spot where the word processor did...

My relationship with RK

Because of the hideous behavior of its creator, I have stepped away from Rurouni Kenshin. I don't have active plans for new stories in that fandom except as pertain to my ongoing stories Aku Soku Zan(za), Blood Contingency, Heretic's Reward, and my His Own Humanity...

IT’S TIME YOU GUYS YOU GUYS

Yes, that's right: my darling sister finished drawing the cover illustration for this novel, which is now in the process of publication. The link above leads to the official site, where there are purchase links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. At the moment only the...

The Longest Year: Monsters Like Me

Matías Soto Perez, a very normal human teenager from Earth, suddenly finds himself living a double life, but not the cool kind where he’s a superhero or something; instead, he’s just one of several “monsters” magically summoned every night to another world by a power-hungry alien to help in conquering neighboring villages… and in more mysterious pursuits. Awake in one world whenever he’s asleep in the other, Matías is first catastrophically distracted and then approaching the verge of mental exhaustion. He and the rest of the monsters must find a way to stop the summoning before it makes an even bigger mess of their lives!

Animal-Handler

Though the circus has settled in for its winter break, Trowa Barton (acrobat, animal-handler, and werebeast beta) still has his hands full — with a newly acquired lion he’s sure is more than it appears, the return of former romantic partner and current alpha-friend-with-benefits Heero, and tiny niece Relena growing up much too fast.

A Tribute To Waybee

On the night of November 11, 2004, I heard from outside my apartment a sad meowing. Looking out the window revealed a small cat running from one apartment door to the next to the next, crying for someone to let her in out of the freezing cold. Immediately I ran to...

Heretic’s Reward 33-

Rurouni Kenshin fanfiction by kuroiyousei: Orchard-hand Sano is pulled from his small-town life to assist royal knight Hajime in restoring the usurped throne to Kenshin, the rightful king, and the two of them may find a connection beyond only this quest.

TWIP: LA’s and work cats

15 days 'til I turn 39! 08/08: Little Animals: 08/11: So often the lighting in my house in terrible for taking pictures. I suppose I should experiment with the settings on my phone camera, and maybe use a flash sometimes? But it's really annoying. 08/12: You know...

Birthday countdown 2019 begin!

39 days 'til I turn 39!! I promise I really am working on stuff. Two big projects (exchange fic and helping get this first TLY audiobook finished), which both more or less have deadlines, have been siphoning all my time lately... but I have gotten bits and pieces of...