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Using the right word, spelling right, and having the tense be consistent throughout [24 Aug 2004|03:02am]
[ mood | dorky ]

Certain mistakes keep cropping up in the stuff I've been reading on journals and whatever else...

The word lose (as in "She will lose her sanity if she continues on her current path.") spelled like this: l-o-o-s-e, and losing (as in "She's losing her temper over a trivial matter.") spelled like this: l-o-o-s-i-n-g.

And then there are many instances of mixing different tenses in the same paragraph or sentence. For example: "She grabbed the burger and eats it." Either write "She grabbed the burger and ate it," or "She grabs the burger and eats it." Pick a tense and stick with it.

A dictionary and thesaurus are some of the most potent tools in anyone's writing toolbox. A writing workshop (an ultimately expensive undertaking) isn't there to teach spelling and grammar; by the time a person thinks of shelling out the bucks to join one, that person should have a good grasp of the basics.

Another good investment: a copy of Strunk and White's Elements of Style.

My own writing may not be perfect, but I make a serious effort to consult a dictionary whenever I write.

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New stuffs [15 Aug 2004|09:23am]
[ mood | busy ]

I'm starting a new collection of very short fan stuff that has to do with Cowboy Bebop (Julia and by extension, Spike, of course).

Explanations and the first short one-shot or one-off, which is a Foreword written from Faye's point of view, can be found here.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2013031/1/

http://www.geocities.com/dreamsendblues/jld_foreword.html

I haven't finished writing the entire collection; I write each story as I go along.

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Migration [30 Jun 2004|11:56pm]
[ mood | busy ]

Finally finished uploading all of the extra icons I made for my new journal, which is joined to my Bebop shrine. I decided on a partial migration because being on Yahoo means having a lot more space for images and icons AND I'll have greater freedom with journal styles and colors.

Still. I AM keeping my LiVEJOURNAL around because it's linked to the communities I'm a member of.

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Something new [19 Jun 2004|12:48pm]
After many late nights spent working on it, my new blog is finally on. Clicking here will take you there. I also finished working on my Cowboy Bebop shrine. The links to it are also here.
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[11 Jun 2004|01:18am]
[ mood | weird ]

I know I'm gonna be paying for this staying up late stunt but the fact is, I can't sleep. So rather than stare at the cobwebs, I thought I'd blog.

E.V. got tired of his Cowboy Bebop anime guides, so he gave them to me; I am one happy cowgirl!

Now I'm gonna to have to find some time to devote to a Bebop section on my site.

That's all the sensational (not) news I have.

Chh. I'm gonna be useless at work tomorrow. I mean today.

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Big update (for me anyway) [03 Jun 2004|06:40pm]
[ mood | tired ]

After I got home from work last night, I spent several hours working on a couple of new pages for my site.

I uploaded these pages this evening, during the last hour.

What I added: a Cowboy Bebop short short fanfic featuring Ed and a second page of Big O images (12 in all).

No, the Bebop fanfic is not a pairing fic of any kind.

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[29 May 2004|06:34am]
[ mood | amused ]

Since my cooking skills are almost too horrible to be discussed in the same breath as my mother's, I tend to buy lots of frozen dinners. I occasionally eat out, but that's reserved for special occasions.

And since frozen dinners tend to lack that extra burst of flavor, that's where my potted herbs, Basil and Parsley come in. As inept as I am in the kitchen, I know enough to snip a few leaves of basil to add to frozen lasagna or frozen pizza. Adding finely chopped parsley to butter works too.

God I'm tired; didn't get much sleep last night because I was cleaning my apartment.

Now I've got to go and catch one of the early trains to my mom's for the usual visit. Will be staying overnight as usual and anticipating she'll want me to sit down and watch Wolf's Rain with her. Isn't that something...my mom is turning into an anime fan. ^_^V

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[22 May 2004|07:20pm]
[ mood | sick ]

I didn't have to work yesterday so I hopped an early train to my mom's house. In the afternoon I was able to cut her grass just before it rained again. Glad that's over and done with.

Stayed overnight but had to return to my apartment early today because I had to meet Naomi for lunch. We had Japanese. Yum!

Have to call mom in a few to remind her to watch Wolf's Rain. Me, after I post this and do some work on my site, I'm retreating to bed. I've got a headache that just won't go away. Besides, I hear thunder too, so it's better I leave as soon as possible.

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It feels like Monday [19 May 2004|06:07am]
[ mood | thirsty ]

I was looking forward to enjoying my first of many cups of coffee for the day, but when I opened the cupboard and took the jar out (so I don't brew my coffee, so what), the jar was empty. So /that's/ what I'd forgotten to buy when I was at the store the last time. All the while I was doing my shopping I had this feeling I was forgetting to do something but couldn't figure out what. Well /now/ I remember. Gah. I'm going to be a right bitch until I can get me some java.

In this old post (http://www.livejournal.com/users/v02499/6381.html) I had mentioned how I had seen some episodes of Nadesico but had only watched it for a while because it had grated on my nerves.

Well this past weekend, out of boredom I borrowed the discs from E.V. (my beta reader for those who don't know) and sat though the remaining episodes. I'm glad I did because I've changed my mind about the whole thing. It ended up being quite funny to watch after all and was in fact kinda sad to see it end.

That was the big fancy highlight of my weekend; that and the small informal-potluck-BYOB thing I had at my place on Friday night.

It just occured to me that with the exception of E.V., I haven't really mentioned my journal and sites to anyone from real life (I've had these sites for just over a year). I guess it's because not only has the subject never come up (strange, that) but also because I've never felt the need to volunteer that information.

It's Hump Day, thank God.

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Mother's day weekend [10 May 2004|06:33am]
[ mood | content ]

Mother's day weekend was beautiful as usual, despite the rain. I hopped the train to mom's on Friday night and stayed until Sunday afternoon. Nattie and Ellen (my sisters, in case I haven't mentioned that fact yet) came over for Mother's day lunch on Sunday, bringing with them a creamy chocolate chip cheesecake for dessert. I helped mom in the kitchen, basically doing clean-up since I can't cook my way out of a paper bag. Sure, I can boil water and microwave a Healthy Choice meal, but those two are the limits of my skill in the culinary department. My other contribution was a large bouquet of flowers: pastel pink tulips to act as a gentle counterpoint to mom's new pale mint green living room.

On Saturday night, I sat down to catch Gundam Seed. Mom had looked in on me at first but then decided to watch. In fact, she enjoyed the anime so much we both ended up sitting through Inuyasha and Wolf's Rain as well (she loved Wolf's Rain).

There was tons of leftover food so mom sent all of it home with me. Now I won't have to cook for at least a couple of days. Yay for moms!

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Bravo, Mr.Ellison! [30 Apr 2004|08:07am]
[ mood | impressed ]

Harlan Ellison has my vote and everlasting admiration for what he's trying to do for authors of every level. Check this article out:

http://www.writersdigest.com/articles/ellison.asp

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[22 Apr 2004|10:30am]
[ mood | concerned ]

Sweetie -- read about your recent headache. My suggestion is to just ignore those bastards, ok? They're just not worth it. You don't have to justify your writing style to anyone.

Satoshi Kon [18 Apr 2004|06:32am]
[ mood | giggly ]

Satoshi Kon's "Millenium Actress" and "Tokyo Godfathers" were both so very cool. Especially the latter, which I watched a few days ago. Am definitely saving up to buy that one! Now all I have to do is watch "Perfect Blue."

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SITE UPDATE [16 Apr 2004|03:26pm]
[ mood | sore ]

I've just added a non-fiction piece to the site. To read it, click on the link to my website (see userinfo) and look for the red marker that says "NEW." In some cases, the marker will be blinking.

Or just look for the essay with the title "Pairing Schmairing."

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[16 Apr 2004|11:19am]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Some surprises are enjoyable. Like the ones where people I've lost touch with for many years suddenly pop back into my life to say hello and we yammer on as though we've been seeing each other for lunch every day. Case in point: Naomi called my old home number up the other day. She got Mom of course and Mom told her I'd moved out years ago, then passed on my cell phone #. So Naomi calls and it's great because aside from other good news, aside from all the giggling and girlish screaming we did, she also told me that she finally got married. That's very cool, because I remember how she used to be really depressed about marriage and felt at the time that she was destined to become an old maid. I'm glad she's gotten her wish! ^_^V

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Update: new non-fiction [03 Feb 2004|04:57am]
[ mood | mellow ]

Added a new non-fiction work to my site. It's about Relena.

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The American voice behind Roger Smith [30 Jul 2003|08:59am]
[ mood | crazy ]

So anyway, Big O's second season is going to begin airing this Sunday and boy, that sneak preview got me even more excited than when I first heard Cartoon Network was including the show in their Adult Swim lineup. The new stuff does look like it's gonna kick major ass.

Because of this, I became interested in finding more about David Lucas, the man who does the voice over for Roger Smith. Wanted to know what he looked like. Heck, I know what David Kaye looks like and what his bio is simply because he has his own web site.

Not so with David Lucas. In doing a search on him, I discovered (and this is belated news to those who have been fans for a longer time than I have) that he is a very private and paranoid person and that there are so far, no images of him posted in public. As a fan, it's naturally disappointing. But I can understand completely his reticence in exposing to the public too much of himself and his family, not because I know what stardom is like but because I'm just naturally paranoid myself.

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No, not Bob Hope too [28 Jul 2003|05:53pm]
[ mood | sad ]

First Katharine Hepburn and now, Bob Hope.

Rest in peace.

*sniffs*

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I normally don't take internet quizzes but [27 Jul 2003|02:46pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

Saw this at hopelesslyraie and had to absolutely take it. Whee!

Read more...Collapse )

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We want more Big O and we want it now {he he} [26 Jul 2003|05:26am]
[ mood | dorky ]

It's 5:30 in the morning and I'm goin' through Big O withdrawal. Pathetic, hé?

So what I'm doing is watching the first four episodes again.

Okay, show's over. Everyone can go back to what they were doing.

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