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Mhairi
31 March 2012 @ 06:25 pm
So far all assignments are in on time or have extensions granted! I've only got one more due before study break the week after next and it's a Children's Lit essay so that should be fun. I got to write my last one on Snape and do a presentation as well. Actually, my Advertising project was on the Dymocks' display for the Hunger Games so I am totally all over YA books this semester. I wonder if I can totally work a book into every assignment that isn't part of CL.

Totally blew off the last two dance classes though which is not very good of me both money and fitness wise. I guess finishing my Snape presentation is more important that jumping around looking like I'm having some kind of controlled fit but still. Actually, just had an image of Snape doing one of our Beyonce routines and almost snorted water out my nose. <.<

It's Bina's Hens night tonight so I should really go and get ready for that. Only two weeks until the "Wedding of the Century". (As opposed to calliopeaurora and Jim's which was the WEDDING OF AWESOME). We're hitting up my favourity cocktail bar, Cushdy which will be fantastic as always I'm sure. Bonus: my share dividends just came in so I actually have some money tonight as well!!
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Mhairi
22 February 2012 @ 05:23 pm
I think I have a bad case of the BRAIN GNOMES. Either that or I'm just super enthused about distractions. I've been "attempting" to write for most of these holidays and I suppose you could say I've been successful at the attempting part at least. It's mostly involved me settling down, opening Scrivener and writing a couple of hundred words (on a good day) in between making coffee, drinking coffee, checking Facebook and Twitter and eating a lot. For my strength you understand. I can't write if I'm too weak to press the keys!

As you've probably guessed, posting to LJ also appears on the procrastination list.

I think what I find most useful about writing during Nanowrimo is the shame game that comes hand in hand with it, whether it's word wars in #adelnano or having to live up to the boast-taunts in whatever region's forum we're currently big-noting ourselves in.

I'm hanging out for July/August and this year's Camp Nanowrimo. The cabin system is a little bit 'meh', especially if everyone else in your cabin stops writing at <1000 words like mine last year, but I've got high hopes for this year. If nothing else, more people in the Adelaide region are aware of it now so hopefully #adelnano won't just be calliopeauroraspacerhino and me. I'm totally nagging one of our ML's to spam out some promo for it this year.
 
 
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Mhairi
09 February 2012 @ 01:46 am
Almost at the point where I can buy a new book! Finished #7 and #8 today. I've been cheating a little bit because the last couple where pretty slim books and the next one will be a similar length. After that I'm on to Game of Thrones for #10 so calliopeaurora can stop bugging me to read it. ^_^

Had my first dance lesson in about 10 weeks as well the other day. OMG it almost killed me. I was pretty depressed because we did a bunch of sit ups which I used to be totally cool with and then Tuesday it was all 'OH GOD WHY PLEASE STOP THE PAINNNNNN'. Apparently 10 weeks off will do that to you. Who knew? Pretty much the entire class is new as well which is working out well because we don't get through the routine as quickly and I didn't have much to catch up on (since I missed last week).
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Mhairi
02 February 2012 @ 11:22 pm
I am enamoured of the one called Libba Bray and her book Beauty Queens.

ALL SHALL READ IT OR SEAL YOUR MARSHMALLOWY ICON FATE FOREVER.

*STARES*
 
 
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Mhairi
24 January 2012 @ 12:20 am
I decided I should probably do my 2012 goals post while we're still in the first month of the year. This year I've tried to make my goals measureable rather than 'lose weight' and 'be a nicer person' etc which is what I normally fall into the trap of. And this year I have a sweet hard cover diary to help me keep track!
At least that's the plan...Collapse )
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Mhairi
23 January 2012 @ 11:02 pm
What is your Chinese zodiac animal?
I was born in 1986 which makes me a Fire Tiger. From what Google can tell me I am an amazing leader and universally loved by everyone everywhere forever and ever.

Also it's impossible for me to like people born in the Year of the Ox. Sorry spacerhino and calliopeaurora but we can't hang out anymore. I'm sure you understand. ;)
 
 
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Mhairi
08 December 2011 @ 11:03 pm
So, calliopeaurora was browsing the kindle store the other night and found what some, myself included, would consider to be the greatest novels OF ALL TIME. Some of my favourites included Laundry Room Lust and Cumming Once, Cumming Twice, SOLD!
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Who DOESN'T love infomercials? I mean, COME ON.

I'd also like to say that you'll probably be getting more of these since calliopeaurora and I have decided to try WriYe in 2012. I'm sure there will be a lot of hilarilols.
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Mhairi
01 December 2011 @ 05:07 pm
Final word count: 52, 051

Bits from the all nighterCollapse )
I'm not finished with they story yet so I'll keep working on it. The story will probably cover at least three books but I've worked out where the first book ends now (probably), which is awesome.
 
 
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Mhairi
30 November 2011 @ 04:19 pm
For [info]calliopeaurora, since she asked so nicely. NIGHTMARESSSSSS.


She tried ducking around trees to lose him but every time she thought she might have he would appear in the trees behind her, driving her on until she couldn't run anymore, her lungs tight and breathing shallow. "Amily..." his voice called out to her, softly. She sobbed in fright and ducked into a copse of trees, trying to hide. "Amilyyyy..." his voice came again and Amily covered her mouth, trying to silence the sounds of her ragged breathing. She was certain that if he found her she would be dead.

"AMILY!" The yell came as his face burst through the plants around Amily, mouth open grotesquely and impossibly wide in triumph, mad eyes staring at her. Amily screamed as his hands reached out and grabbed her and fought to escape from his hold.

 
 
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Mhairi
30 November 2011 @ 04:05 pm
Word count: 46, 013

Excerpt: "I am very glad that you did follow me that day though," she said, looking back down at her hands and resuming picking at the threads on one of her sleeves. "And even more so that you've stuck with me. I don't know that I would have coped without you." She looked up at him again, hoping now that the last rays of sunlight had faded that he couldn't see the blush that had returned to her skin.

Jesh was watching her, an odd look in his eyes, as though he was debating something in his head. They stared at each other for several moments. Jesh twisted his body so that he was leaning on his right arm, facing her, head tilted to one side. "I'm glad too," he said at last. He stood and took a step towards her, closing the distance between them until they were almost touching. Amily stood as well, turning to face him and looked up into his face and swallowing nervously, her heart beating faster in her chest.



Jesh brought a hand up to her face, running his thumb along the line of her hair as it fell beside her face and down her jaw, his eyes flicking between both of hers. Amily tilted her head up further, as his fingers brushed gently down her neck and she shivered slightly.



"Are you cold?" Jesh asked quietly, still watching her, not looking away from her.



"No," Amily replied just as quietly, almost breathlessly. Jesh's gaze dropped from her eyes to her mouth, his lips parting ever so slightly.



A loud crash echoed out along the ship as one of the sailors dropped something near the stern and Jesh jerked away from Amily, the moment broken.



A long one this time. Oh Amily, Imma be SO EVIL to you. AHAHAHAHA. I'm still writing, although I've passed the 50k mark so I'll hold off on a part of todays writing until after midnight.
 
 
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