kalinda001: (Avon_Hooked on Writing)
Apologies to those who have already read Chapter 14 of A Difference of Visions. After discussions and some valuable input by [livejournal.com profile] jaxomsride, I have made some major changes to the middle scene where Reya is interacting with the Kirsten character. As always, new changes marked in blue.

A Difference of Visions, Revised Chapter 14
kalinda001: (Grem_Come out)
Why why why??? I've done it again. I've managed to wipe out an entire chapter that I finished yesterday by overwriting one file with another!!! I had so much fun with it. It was supposed to be really funny...sobs. Grrrr
kalinda001: (Avon Headache)
I hate that I've been vomiting all night.
I hate that the doctor said I have the stomach flu.
I hate feeling miserable.
I hate that I can't eat anything without it coming all back up.
I hate that I can't bring myself to eat anything.
I hate feeling like I have no energy.
I hate that I can barely concentrate on anything.
I hate that I don't even feel like writing.
I hate pretty much everything about my life today.
kalinda001: (Jesus Cross)

Was very busy today that I didn't have time to post this before I went out to church.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Yahoo! TV

Apr. 9th, 2009 01:20 pm
kalinda001: (Lib_TV)
I just found this and thought others might find it useful. It appears that you can access many TV shows online on Yahoo! These range from many old ones (like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Time Tunnel, etc.) to new shows like Heroes, Sanctuary, etc. Almost 300 in total. And they're not just clips. They're either full episodes and in some cases entire seasons. Unfortunately, no B7.

Online TV on Yahoo!

UPDATE: It appears that this list is only viewable in North America. Grrr...Argh...
kalinda001: (Avon Laughs 2)
I was going to post some funny/strange news links but thought these would be more cheery.

A crane story

How did the salamander cross the road?
kalinda001: (Avon_Hooked on Writing)

I think my brain is playing tricks on me. I could have sworn I wrote several scenes yesterday. I can visualize them, I can remember myself writing them, I remember the details, but I can't find them anywhere. Was I dreaming that I wrote them?

Has anyone else had this happen before? At least I remember them well enough to write them again. But it is strange...

kalinda001: (Grem_Stunned)
All I want to do today is in the title...

What is wrong with people?

Rant rant rant rant.... )
kalinda001: (Avon_Suspicious)

This email was going around the office here and I just had to share it. I nearly did a double-take when I read it. Either Avon is working surreptitiously here somewhere or the one in my head has managed to access my keyboard while I wasn't looking and is emailing all my colleagues....and the response has been very enthusiastic. He has definitely hit a nerve.

(Avon's) Rules for Work )

kalinda001: (Avon Cally Sit LookR)
Gremlin had a trip to the groomer's. This is the result. I think he looks like an alien.

Grem_Cut 01 Grem_Cut 02
kalinda001: (Vila weather)
For those who like snow and winter...or those who want to feel better about their own weather...

Someone sent me these pics from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which is about 2 hours drive from where my sister lives.

Read more... )
kalinda001: (Avon_Vila_Telep BraceSnow)
Alright teleport me away from this weather right now!  Grrr. It's warmer now. -3 degrees. Quite balmy for this time of year.

Except there's a snowstorm!!!! Grrr. Took twice the time to get into work this morning. Grrr. Some people too over two hours to drive in this morning. It'll be worse when we leave tonight. Grrrooowwwllll
kalinda001: (Avon barely amused)
Forgot to post some pics from my visit to my sister's over the holidays. This is the RCMP Training Academy where she works.

Pics of RCMP Training Academy )
kalinda001: (Vila weather)
I didn't know this was possible but apparently it's so cold outside that the road salt has lost its ability to melt ice! Brrrrrrr!

Did I say that I hate the cold? Day two of a three day deep freeze. -19 but in the -30s with the windchill. Lot's of accidents due to black ice and people not realizing the road salt is no longer effective.

Don't want to step outside. Fortunately I've arranged to work from home today.
kalinda001: (Grem_Come out)
I've arrived safely at my sister's place in Regina. The flight was delayed by two hours due to weather in various places but it got here.

My sister had said that it's been really cold in Regina but that it will warm up considerably while I am here. That means that it was -40 celcius last week but it will only be in the -20s this week =P Suffice it to say, I won't be spending much time standing outdoors while I'm here.

They have wireless internet access and I brought my laptop so I will be connected on and off.
kalinda001: (Playing ORAC)
The start of many posts today...because I'm stuck at home in a snowstorm. Don't know how accurate these are but it's fun, or it alleviates boredom for a few moments....

Left Brain or Right Brain? )
kalinda001: (Vila weather)
Take a picture of what is outside of your window right now and post it.

This is Toronto, Canada at 10:42am.

kalinda001: (Avon Cally Sit LookR)
Argh. What happens when all of the characters in your head decide they're too busy doing their own thing to cooperate with your story? Ahhh!!!

Read more... )
kalinda001: (Vila weather)
Oh, come on...It's Canada. It snows here. Get over it.
kalinda001: (Grem_Come out)
Snow tires are good. On a day like this I wonder why I never got them before. Of course, there are still all the other people on the road who don't have them but at least I'm in a better condition to avoid any potential mishaps.
kalinda001: (Grem_Come out)
It was a good Tuesday today. Two more work days before my holidays begin. Yay!

I got a nice Christmas card today from [livejournal.com profile] entropy_house . Thank you!

Went to a pre-holiday Christmas dinner with a couple of colleagues from work. A nice buffet restaurant with lots of good food. It was packed. I guess people are getting into the holiday spirits already and there's some early celebrating going on. We have a project team Christmas lunch tomorrow. The pounds are going on early this year.

The only really down part is lots of snow is expected for the rest of the week.

The writing is going well. Working on a final birthday fic.

The PGP story is progressing at an extremely fast clip. It feels like I'm reaching the end of the story but there's still a lot left to cover. Thinking of pushing some of the materials to the next story. The frustrating part is not being able to settle on an idea for the lighter story that I like and feel comfortable developing. Really don't want to make it an angsty story but I keep turning in that direction even though it's supposed to be a light one. It may be because Avon is breathing down my neck at the moment. Sigh. Vila and Corinne prefer doing light stuff when they're together. Sigh. Corinne keeps threatening to misbehave if I do something more serious. And Vila is no help at all there. As for Argus and Reya. Well they want Sester to move to a bed somewhere else (Argus says preferably in the next galaxy)  but he refuses to budge.
kalinda001: (Avon Cally Sit LookR)
Fridays deserve a little lunacy and some fun...

Loony spiders... )
kalinda001: (Playing ORAC)
It's Thursday. Yay! One day closer to Friday and Christmas! Looking forward to visiting my sister in Regina over the holidays.

It's been cold here. With the windchill it's in the -20s. Brrr. I don't think I will ever like the cold. To look at maybe. To be out in for a few minutes. But not as a long term condition.

Work is going. I just wish it would go somewhere else. I guess I should be grateful that I have a fairly stable job in these uncertain times. I am thankful for that.

For once, Canadian politics isn't boring. But aggravating and irritating is not my preference of options. At a time when the economy should be the most important focus, why are these people 'playing politics' and wasting taxpayers time and money? It boggles the mind.

At least writing is going well. Well, going well is a relative term. It means I am finishing chapters but 'how' is another matter that would require a psychiatrist and at least a bazooka. Yes, strong medication and maybe a rubber room is strongly indicated (for proof, refer to following Character Dialogues addendum).

I have not come up with the next light story yet. Fortunately the current one isn't over with yet.

Where I lose my mind... )
kalinda001: (Grem_Come out)
Found this article in the newspaper today about a study on happiness.

Spread the happiness
kalinda001: (Avon Work Calc)

Now that Pico is over, I'm still inundated with writing tasks to be completed. I will finish The Name is Avon at some point but that is on the back burner at the moment. I've managed to complete one of the birthday fics (yes it is about Anna the Kitten). I have yet to start the other one. Or rather the ideas for that one haven't even started yet.

I've completed the next chapter of my ongoing PGP fic but still haven't come up with a satisfying idea for the next lighter story. I thought it might be easier with input from everyone, and in a way it is. It helps me focus on specific types of stories but I'm still trying to come up with a good and fresh way of doing it that will capture my imagination.

Plus someone asked me to write up a summary of all of the ongoing stories so far. I tried doing the first one and I'm already at two pages and counting. Argh. I don't think that's what she meant.

Vila and Corinne have also taken up permanent residence in my head, which is making it extremely crowded since Avon, Argus, Cally and Reya are already making enough noise, not to mention with asides from Servalan, although she has been quiet of late, which in itself is quite worrying. *sigh* I may never have peace again. I guess I'd better check that Avon is alright.

EDIT: Avon is fine. Now. Seems Servalan saw the "Avon in a net" pic done by [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2  for [livejournal.com profile] crycraven and had some ideas of her own. Bad Servalan.

EDIT: Avon wants the net. He refuses to say what it's for.


Dec. 2nd, 2008 11:11 am
kalinda001: (Vila weather)
Why can't they have firedrills in the summer when it's much warmer?
kalinda001: (Avon Cally look at panel)
Sometimes it makes writing much easier when the characters become so real that they take on a life of their own...and sometimes it can be a pain in the butt. Especially when they all gang up on you.

Avon is really starting to complain that he never has any fun. Argus flatly refuses to be shot again, at least for the next few stories. Cally wants to spend a story where she doesn't have to constantly worry about Avon. Vila thinks that a story where he doesn't have to be scared would be very nice. And Reya does not think it was funny that I made Argus sleep in the gym. Apparently everyone's a critic.

Sooo...for the couple of people who are interested, I am considering postponing the Perceptions story arc and writing a much lighter story next. That means that it will not be like the Sevisia story where only the first third was light. Maybe a more holiday-oriented one as we are approaching the season.

Any suggestions or ideas would be welcome.

Since this is not a planned story, that means that I don't have any ideas at the moment other than a very vague one that sort of combines Christmas (though it will not be a Christmas story per se) and Halloween. And on that note, you can see why I am asking for suggestions. Without help, this can rapidly deteriorating into something not very light.


Nov. 20th, 2008 09:08 am
kalinda001: (Vila weather)
It doesn't matter how much warning we were given on the news, it was still a shock to my system this morning to look out the window and see white. Lots of white. Argh. Snow everywhere. I am never mentally, physically or emotionally prepared for that first day that signals that all life has ended until next spring. Which appears years away at the moment.

Why is it that when you walk outside in the stuff, it always seems like much more has fallen then they declare on the radio? 5 centimeters in meteorological terms translates to 10 centimeters in RL? Or just where I'm walking? Grrr.

Fortunately, I live in a condo now and don't have the hassle of having to shovel the snow or clearing it off my car. It does look nice from my window. Frosty trees and all those cars trying to inch through traffic. Oh wait, I have to be out there soon too... Why oh why didn't I ask if I could work from home today?

Yes, I'm a wimp when it comes to weather. Seriously though, it wasn't that bad this morning. The drive in only took an extra 10 minutes. I got in safely to work and didn't see any accidents on the road. A lot of desks are empty. So either they are still stuck in the winter traffic or they were the smart ones that did ask to work from home today!

Not sure how my mood will affect my writing today...I'm in a very strange mood.

Yay Obama!

Nov. 5th, 2008 06:10 am
kalinda001: (Default)
Just wanted to congratulate our American neighbours. You did it! Awesome!
kalinda001: (Avon Cally look at panel)
On our 5th day, we flew to Guilin. This is reputedly the most beautiful area of China, the mountainous landscape is the inspiration for many paintings. The city itself is not very beautiful. I've found that most of the new buildings are very block-like. Mainly functional and not very aesthetic. It's in sharp contrast to beautiful ancient architecture.

Once reaching Guilin, we only had time to visit the Flute Reed Caves. The reeds in this area are used to make...flutes.

Day 5, Guilin )


Oct. 29th, 2008 07:50 pm
kalinda001: (Icon by vilakins)
I can't believe that it snowed last night and that it's -2 degrees! That's all.
kalinda001: (Avon Cally Sit LookR)
My 4th day in China contained another highlight for me, a visit to the dig site for the Terracotta army. The clay warriors were built as an afterlife army for the first emperor of China. The entire army complex consists of 4 huge pits: a command headquarters, a special military unit and the main army. A 4th pit is empty.

It is estimated that there will be 8,000 such figures once the entire site is excavated. So far only a small percentage has been unearthed. The majority still lie buried and will likely remain so until the technology to preserve them becomes more advanced. Once the figures are dug up, the colouring and other features decay and are lost. The main tomb for the Qin Emperor has also been left unopened in order to preserve it.

Onto the pictures... )
kalinda001: (Avon Cally Sit LookR)
These are pics from my 3rd day in China. This was a partial travel day. We had a photo op of the Olympic site. Unfortunately it wasn't open for visitors but we stopped to get shots of it from a bridge on our way to the airport. One of the older gentlemen on the tour managed to get himself lost for an hour by not following directions. Fortunately we got to the airport in time. Another 10 minutes and he would have been left behind and the city tour guide would have had to stay behind to continue looking for him. After this, everyone made sure to keep an eye on him, in case he wandered off again.

Then we flew to Xian, which was the ancient capital of China for 13 dynasties. The main attraction that we're all looking forward to, is seeing the dig site for the terra cotta warriors. But that's tomorrow, Day 4.

One disadvantage of flying between the cities is the luggage restrictions for the domestic flights. Only one checked-in baggage (44 lbs) and one carry-on.

Read more... )

I'm home!

Oct. 28th, 2008 07:28 pm
kalinda001: (Grem_Come out)
I have landed safe and sound back in Toronto. It was a long flight but we managed to get in an hour early. Didn't get much sleep on the flight but have to get the doggie now.
kalinda001: (Avon Cally Sit LookR)
More pics from my tour through China. The second day had another packed itinerary. Visited a jade factory. The specialty in this region is white jade. Very beautiful pieces. We had the opportunity to see some of the artisans at work. The rest of the day involved the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall and the Summer Palace.

Onto the pics... )
kalinda001: (Avon Cally Sit LookR)

More pics from my first full day of touring in Beijing. These are of the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.

Read more... )


kalinda001: (Default)


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags