imbecamiel: (Urge to conquer large parts of Europe)
In order to spread positive thinking, list three positive things of your day for five days in a row, and tag three people to do this meme.

I thought I might have to postpone the final day of the meme till tomorrow, because today's been... yeah. Spent far too much time crying and fed up with life. The evening turned around considerably, though, so...

1. Prayers answered just when I'm about ready to give up on even trying to figure anything in my life out.

2. My sister is awesome. And, when necessary, not above handing me back the same good advice I've given her on many occasions. :P

3. Even if I felt like most of the day was an exercise in frustration, I actually finished laundry, ironing, cleaned downstairs, and am now further ahead on my editing deadlines than I thought. Not too bad for a day's accomplishment, even if I am still kinda behind on email replies. ^^
imbecamiel: (Insane Mind)
In order to spread positive thinking, list three positive things of your day for five days in a row, and tag three people to do this meme.

1. I think my formatter may have finally found a workable solution to the issue I have been struggling with for months. I have put so many hours into this ebook, it's ridiculous. When you've written a book about pixel art and how to create it... it's kinda important to have the actual art display properly, y'know? Unfortunately, after writing the book, having it edited, editing it again, polishing everything, getting alllll the images ready, checking and re-checking various ebook guidelines... it appeared that, despite every bit of advice I could get (including writing to Amazon for help), and all evidence seeming to indicate that it should work, the images would invariably be changed badly during the process of converting to the .mobi file. And the formatter I finally broke down and went to for expertise wasn't sure he could get it to work properly either. Seriously, you have no idea how insane I have been going over this. The final solution may not be absolutely ideal, but I think it's going to be workable. And, y'know, not defeat the entire purpose of writing a book about art. XD

2. My dog is a ridiculous goofball. Really, really ridiculous. And he's taken to draping himself across me at every opportunity even more insistantly than usual. In a 70-pound dog, this is amusing.

3. I think I may have finally worked out why my MC is dragging his feet over cooperating with what I want him to do in this crucial scene. \o/ Fine, you want more driving motivation? I'll give you motivation. I was going to give you part of what you wanted now, instead of saving it all for the end of the book, but if you're gonna get stubborn on me then you can just wait. (Annnd, this may also solve part of my nagging feeling that another character needed to play a more crucial role before the end.)
imbecamiel: (Mature professional face)
The meme: In order to spread positive thinking, list three positive things of your day for five days in a row, and tag three people to do this meme.

1. Got an email back from an author whose book I've been editing. It needed really extensive work (both on the technical side, and in broader revisions), and I was concerned that she might be discouraged when she saw how much revision she needed to do - especially since she was really hoping to get the book to the printer in the near future for her planned release date. But she was absolutely delighted by my suggestions (to the point of writing in all caps about how much she loved my work), got right down to fixing things, and really wants to work with me again on her future projects. Pretty much made my day. :)

2. And speaking as I did yesterday of it starting to feel like Fall - the current temperature's in the 40s and dropping. Time to break out the tea and start thinking about laying fires in the fireplace! Such cozy writing weather.

3. I've been plugging away off and on at learing to play the Piano Guys' "All of Me" for a while now, and while I've still got a long ways to go to where I want it to be... it's starting to sound quite good. One of those songs that just makes me smile. ^^
imbecamiel: (Hobbit)
The meme: In order to spread positive thinking, list three positive things of your day for five days in a row, and tag three people to do this meme.

1. A nice, peaceful day at home. Particularly nice for being unexpected - I originally thought I was going to be spending most of the day running around town.

2. The trees are starting to turn color! I'm looking forward to seeing Fall really set in even more than usual this year.

3. I got a decent amount of writing done - and managed to catch a plot hole before it became a real issue (I hope). Also got some more painting done!
imbecamiel: (Insane Mind)
Grabbing this one from [ profile] cairistiona7. Heh, it was either this or sit in a corner and cry in frustration over certain other things, so... let's focus on the good, shall we?

The meme: In order to spread positive thinking, list three positive things of your day for five days in a row, and tag three people to do this meme.

1. Dad fixed my bedroom door last night! It's been sticking and scraping really loudly for a while now. With Nef and me sharing a room, that's meant that whenever one of us needs to get up during the night, or she wants to get up early to write... it's been more than a leetle aggravating. :P Blissful silence at last!

2. I got a ton of work done today and was able to send one of my current editing projects back to the author. With the biggest project done for now, I should finally be able to get more of my own writing done tomorrow!

3. Today, for the first time in months, I really felt like working on art. So I did. I think I've got my long-in-progress Falcon/Sam Wilson-as-a-dragon painting done - and I think I'm even happy with the way it turned out, overall. ^^

And just because -

4. Had awesome delicious sauteed squash with dinner, and then, because I've been hungry all day for something really chocolatey, made lava cake, which shall be coming out of the oven in just a few minutes.
imbecamiel: (Queen's Library)
(Started typing this up yesterday, and then got too tired to finish them meme and had to get some sleep. So let's try this again!)

Because I've been sick, I actually ended up not leaving home for the last week. (Aside from walking the dog, that is.) Not actually a big hardship for introvert-me. But then, today, my whole family went out to Applebee's for lunch. Which was lovely. Aside from the reminder of jus why shouldn't leave the house, that is. *g*

Basically - my meal had french fries with it. If I'm gonna have french fries, naturally I'm gonna need to have ketchup. So, I pick up the bottle, and open it to squirt on my plate. Only, it doesn't squirt. Even before I start squeezing, it... explodes. On my plate, over the edge of my plate, on the table, on my skirt, on the front of my jacket, on the sleeve of my jacket... *sighs* So now I'm in the middle of the restaurant, and I've gotta clean the ketchup off myself. Start looking for a napkin, and... manage to catch my hand on my water glass. My very large water glass, which, since it is the beginning of the meal, is also very full. Water goes flying, ice slides across the table, into the walkway... and, since I'm at the back of a circular booth, there's really nothing I can do to mitigate the damage. Or, y'know, flee the scene. I think we had three servers, all told, helping to clean things up. In the middle of the lunch rush. 

Eh, maybe I should just stay home for another week. XD

And now - a couple of memes! First one's a literary one from [ profile] goldvermilion87. If there are a bunch of typos in my answers, it'd be because things have been glitching oddly. My browser, my computer, LJ in general... I tried to go through and fix them, but I'm not sure if I caught everything. 

Long meme of longness under the cut! )

And a second meme, this one from [ profile] hakaisha   -

Name me a character and I will tell you:

- Why I love them or why I wish they'd go die in a fire.
- My OTP for the character
- My favorite gen relationship with this character.
- An unpopular opinion about this character.
- One thing I wish would [have] happen[ed] with this character in canon.
- An idea I have for the character that I haven't written yet/won't ever write for whatever reason

Can be for any of my fandoms. If you don't know/can't remember if I like one that you do, just ask. ;D

ETA: Seriously LJ, what is up with this? It seems to be removing the characters immediately before and after any italicized section, even if I go back and fix it. Whyyyyyy....
imbecamiel: (Default)
I saw this through [ profile] lindahoyland and [ profile] cairistiona7, and just had to give it a try. And apparently... I am weirder than both of them combined. XD 

So, imbecamiel, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 3% unique (blame, for example, your interest in write sisters), 13% peculiar, 33% interesting, 35% normal and 15% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 22

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 50% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

LOL. Interesting. Though, I admit, much as it's likely a common interest here on LJ, I find it rather funny that enjoying writing makes one "herdlike". *g*
imbecamiel: (White Collar Neal)
I has been tagged by [ profile] cirtholien

The Rules:

1. People who have been tagged must write the answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new, original question.

2. Tag five people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

Error. Paradox. Cannot compute. 

Heh. In other words... sorry to cheat, but I think every person I know who's on LJ with any regularity has already done this. Soooo... if you haven't, consider yourself tagged?

Click for teh meme! )
Click for teh meme! )
Edit: Seriously, LJ? Seriously? I don't even - what is with the dozen LJ cuts? *sigh* Oh well. I'm too tired to try sorting out all the extras tonight. Sorry. :/
imbecamiel: (Default)
Decided to try out that accent-identifier quiz that [ profile] cairistiona7 posted earlier. ^.^

Meme, and stuff. )


Oct. 2nd, 2010 09:42 pm
imbecamiel: (Dragon - Seadragon)
 From [ profile] cairistiona7 -

Comment that you want to do this meme, and I'll give you a color that I think represents you, and then you list ten things you like in that color!

She gave me the color blue - which happens to be my favorite. *glances at journal* Hehe, which may not be terribly hard to guess. ;D So, ten blue things I like, in no particular order:

1. My parakeets! <3 Pippin is still holding on - took him in for a second round of antibiotics today. Praying that they're helping...
2. Bright blue skies.
3. Jean skirts - practical and comfy, and go with a lot of things.
4. Scarves! I have a serious addiction to blue scarves. Keep needing to remind myself that I need to get ones that're a little more neutral colors instead. *g*
5.Jellyfish. Bioluminescent blue jellyfish. Well, bioluminescent fish in general, really. Awesome. (Speaking of, look at this leetle cowfish. Is that not darling?)
6. Blue M&Ms - why yes, they are my favorite ones. *g*
7. Flowers. All blue flowers, really. I love other ones too, of course, but... ^.^
8. Spock's uniform shirt! Ahem. /random geeky moment
9. Mah awesome blue computer desktops. Of which I have many. 
10. My room - not completely blue, of course, but the walls are pale blue, and the general decorating scheme's dark blue.

Heheh, I feel like I'm forgetting something really obvious now. Lists tend to do that to me. XD


Oct. 24th, 2009 12:27 pm
imbecamiel: (Be yourself)
'Cause [ profile] cairistiona7 and [profile] ainu_laire are doing it... and I'm all about giving in to peer pressure! Plus, it looks like fun. *g*

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So ask me something you want to know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.

Go ahead 'n ask! Can't think of many topics off the top of my head that I'd consider off-limits (unless you want to know my Social Security number or something XD), but if you happen to hit upon one, I'll just... give you the fierce, scary face I've been practicing for karate. ;)

imbecamiel: (Refuse to answer)
Alrighty, rather belated response, but... I have been tagged by the lovely pol- ... kel- ... [ profile] cirtholien ! ;D So here I am at last to do the 8 Things meme.

Here's how to do this 8 THINGS thing:
  • Mention the person that tagged you.
  • Complete the lists of 8's.
  • Tag 8 of your wonderful bloggy friends.
  • Go tell them you tagged them!

  1. Kelsi coming to visit! Eee! *bouncy with excitement*
  2. Leaving tomorrow to accompany my dad, as we do every year, to a medical conference.
  3. Visiting my great-niece Lexie again (probably tomorrow or Friday).
  4. Really getting started on writing my new story.
  5. Possibly buying a new sword on this trip? Yes, I've been feeling the urge to add to my collection. ;)
  6.  Getting my black belt in karate. Someday.
  7. Leaves on the trees! Probably happen with in the next couple of weeks. We actually have flowers now! Well... I've seen one kind, at least, in one place in the woods, so - it counts. *g*
  8. Finding out the next step in God's plan for my life. Hehe, I'm rather torn between, "No, I don't want change!" and a kind of contented, excited curiosity, and... eh, utter terror.

  1. Spent an hour signing a bunch of, ahem, limited edition copies of the book my article's in, so it's all ready to be sold at the arts festival in June. Yep, they're printed now! *g*
  2. Cut my leg with a bread knife. Yes, really. Was trying to put it away, dropped it, it bounced back up off the floor, and... *sighs*
  3. Watched Numb3rs.
  4. Worked on packing for the trip.
  5. Cleaned.
  6. Read some fanfic.
  7. Replied to a bunch of e-mails.
  8. Whole lot of laundry.

  1. Not be so socially terrified and generally nervous and second-guessing myself. :P
  2. Write more, and faster. And better, while I'm at it, lol.
  3. Sing. Well, that is.
  4. Fly - without mechanical assistance.
  5. Heh. Actually be as smart as some people I know seem to be convinced I am. :P
  6. Pray really well. I don't mean eloquently, just... more consistently, without becoming discouraged or distracted.
  7. Have an adventure.
  8. Erm, have better taste in clothes? Ack, there are just so many!

  1. NCIS
  2. Star Trek
  3. Numb3rs
  4. Stargate: SG-1
  5. Stargate: Atlantis
  6.  Star Trek: Next Generation (when I can - not too often)
  7. LOL - any other Star Trek series I can catch when I'm at a hotel with cable (hmm, I do notice a certain pattern to this section...)
  8.   ... um... America's Funniest Home Videos, sometimes?


Hmm... I don't think I know eight people who haven't done it/already been tagged. Er, rather, I don't know eight people on LJ who haven't done it. (LOL, nah, my social life's not quite so sad as all that. *g*) So, anyone who sees this, has not yet been tagged, and wants to be - consider yourself tagged!

And while I'm here... Clicks for my dragon babies?

Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!
imbecamiel: (Default)
Wow, there has been a lot going on for me in both writing and art over the last year. 

Writing meme grabbed from kel_candelae's journal. :) )

Musings on art - with pictures! Hehe.  )

Happy New Year, everyone! *hugs all around* :D


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