shivver13 (shivver13) wrote,

Progress, headcanons, and wife calls

This, that, and the other thing.

Cross-posting to LJ isn't working well. My last two posts (sulking about Daughter of Mine and a story) never made it across and I had to post them manually. That was two days ago, and I just got the message "Failed to crosspost entry to shivver13@LiveJournal: Client error: Your IP address is temporarily banned for exceeding the login failure rate." It's not like I changed my password recently and I'm still able to log in (from the same IP address, which hasn't changed since I haven't been out of the house in a week), so who knows? I also noticed one of my friends' cross-posts show up two days after the original post, so I'm pretty sure the problem is not on my end.

(Yes, this post was hand-copied from Dreamwidth.)
(Edit: Also, about a quarter of my userpics here are broken images now.)

My husband has not been feeling well for the past week (see: I haven't been out of the house in a week). It's a chronic thing that he hasn't had for over two years but has come back with a vengeance, leaving him rather immobile (it's painful when he walks), mopey, and irritable. He's better now, at least, but afraid it will come back at any time.

I've been spending most of my time in my room because he hasn't been able to tolerate any noise or stress, and I count as those when he's got this thing. Thank god for texts. One evening, he texted me: "Let me try my wife call: TENNANT! TENNANT!" If you don't recognize the reference, it's from Warcraft 3: if you click a unit enough times, it'll say something funny. The wood nymph says, "Let me try my human call: I'M SO WASTED! I'M SO WASTED!" Anyway, my husband's wife call worked just fine.

With so much time to myself, I actually did a lot of writing. The story I just posted (for Good Omens) popped into my head and I got it down in two days. I've been wanting to write a couple of essays for a while, one on what God's Ineffable Plan actually was and the other titled something like, "Why Crowley Is Arguably the Most Powerful Being in the Universe (Other Than God Herself)", but, despite my enjoyment of discussing things like this, no one else cares. I tried to think of some way I could do it in a story but I couldn't figure that out, either. Then I thought of this story, and while it doesn't address the second concept at all, it does hint at my thoughts about the first. I also am pretty happy it ties a lot of things Crowley said in the show into a plausible chain of events (and attempts to explain something important/interesting, if you read between the lines). Mostly I'm just happy it's not dry reading.

I've also finished the second of the two stories that I was working on during Camp Nanowrimo. I can't say I'm particularly happy with it. It was supposed to be short, but topped 10k words. Also, it incorporates a lot of British things that I researched as well as I could, but I expect that the way I used them and how they're referred to are too American. Ah well, it'll be posted in the next few days, I imagine, and then I can get on to yet another long-time-in-the-making story.

Lastly, work has been... interesting. I've got a bit to say about it, but I think I'll leave that to later. Mostly, I'm looking forward to leaving these projects in two weeks and taking a week's vacation, then hopefully diving into new stuff for my own company, rather than working on a client's project. We'll see how that all turns out.
Tags: real life

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