sareini: default ('born naughty')
We got a takeaway menu through the door this weekend. We get a lot of them round here, and for the most part they get a cursory look-over before being put in the great big pile of takeaway menus that we never use because we already have our preferred outlets for each type of food.

But Nick calls me through Saturday night to look at this latest menu.

Apparently all its pizza come with herpes.

For each pizza listed, it gives the ingredients. And the last ingredient listed is always "herpes" - ie. Margharita: Cheese, Tomato and herpes.

Typo or no, this is one place I don't think we'll be ordering from...

Oh, and current NaNo word count: 7125
sareini: Official NaNo participant icon (NaNoWriMo)
I *am* still alive!

I just had a really exhausting week-and-a-half (or so). I'd go into detail, but I'm saving that for later, plus, I know that if I do, I'll end up forgetting what I actually want to write about, get distracted and end up getting nothing done for most of the day).

I have started NaNo though, despite the pull of City of... (although stress levels are rising there - again, I'll talk more later), and have mangaged to get to a grand total of 1,517 words so far, which according to the spreadsheet I downloaded means I'm 3% done. Which I think is an average start, if nothing else.

Especially because Jelli has apparently taught Mac one of her favourite tricks.

Whenever Jelli sees me writing, be it on the computer or on a notepad, she immediately comes over and either sits on the notepad or gets between me and the keyboard. Either she thinks very little of my writing or she considers the whole practice to be a waste of good stroking time, but the end result is the same. And now Mac's started doing it - or his best approximation, as he can't climb up on my computer desk. Instead he tries to scale the back of my chair. He's gotten the "sitting on notepads" thing down pat though.

If they weren't so damn cute and appealing when they do it, I'd shut them in a closet...
sareini: default (000 cats)
The fic series I've been casually writing for my main RP hero in City of has unexpectedly bloomed. This is mainly because I've finally come up with a workable antagonist for him who fits into the story without too much jigging about.

There is really only one problem with this:

It'll mean I'll be trying to concentrate on this and on NaNo at the same time from now till... whenever it gets finished or the end of November at least, whichever comes sooner.

I suppose I could write City of fanfic for NaNo, using this plot as a springboard and writing big chunks of backstory for both Psychist and Tommy Bedlam (antagonist!) and re-writing (for NaNo) what I've already written to fit in... but I'm loathe to do that. For one, it'll mean I'll be way too easily distracted by the game in the form of "character research" (I know what I'm like). And for two... I'm not sure if I want to do fanfic this year. I mean, I use NaNo as a writing exercise - something to get me to write in large chunks, on a regular/daily basis, because otherwise I'm a sporadic writer at best despite all the stuff I've got on the computer and on paper round my room that needs to be finished - so whether or not I write something that can be published is of no real consquence to me. But on the other hand there's a part of me that always enjoys coming up with the world and new characters and plots and stuff...

Arrgh. Why can't my head just stick with one idea?
sareini: Official NaNo participant icon (NaNoWriMo)
Ok, scratch yesterday's idea. It was deeply fun and all, but I don't think I would have been able to find the momentum to carry it all the way through.

This is my new plot idea:

"A teenage boy, recently released from a mental hospital, survives an attack from a serial killer and discovers that he now has a mental link to the killer - seeing what he sees and the like. With nobody believing him for obvious reasons, he takes it upon himself to try to warn the killer's potential victims and stop the killer himself."

There's a fair bit of The Eyes of Laura Mars in there, and I keep seeing the Corinthian standing in for the killer so far so something may be done with that... as well as some other stuff I haven't identified yet... we will also leave until later the discussion as to why I always seem to use the same characters/character types in my stuff (I have a theory, but it's long and complicated and rather weird, plus I have to think on it some more).
sareini: Official NaNo participant icon (NaNoWriMo)'s utter crack, but hey, it's better than nothing.

"A teenager in a mental hospital seems to have no grip on reality. He has delusions of being several different people, all of whom are 'special' in some way, and several of whom have connections to pre-existing fictional worlds.

What the doctors (and, to some extent, the patient) don't realise is... he's right. The teenage boy is in fact a nexus of sorts, and therefore does 'exist' in several worlds at once. The problem is that the various different versions shouldn't be aware of each other, but they are starting to notice... and that the 'version' in the mental hospital shouldn't exist at all, and certain forces are attempting to correct that fact. If the 'nexus' version dies, all the others will cease to exist...", I have no idea where this has come from, except that it maybe borrows a little from the BtVS episode "Normal Again". On the other hand, it'll allow me to write both fanfiction (and get away with putting an OC in there!) and original fic in one, and when I get stuck, I can write short episodes involving the various different 'versions' as filler.

...This really does confirm that I am utterly, utterly crazy, doesn't it?

NaNo 07

Oct. 2nd, 2007 08:11 am
sareini: default (discworld - millenium hand and shrimp)
Well, I've just signed up.

I have no idea what I'm going to do this year, but that's just a small hurdle right now. I have a few half-formed ideas that I could go with.

*insert moment of flailing and "Why am I doing this?"*

...Right. Now all I need to do is come up with a workable plot, plan it out so that I can at least start the thing come November, and at get to at least a good stage to go 'on hold' with my RP story I'm writing for CoH right now. The last part being slightly more difficult as apparently people are enjoying it and are looking forward to more.

*insert more flailing*

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