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in other news... June is over, YAY! June was not the best month I've ever had. I'm not saying that it was ALL horrible, but 90% of the time, it was no entirely pleasant.

First by accident, and then on purpose, I decided to not write anything in June. I think this was actually a brilliant decision, because - while I didn't force myself to write when I didn't feel like it - I also forced myself NOT to write when I DID feel like it. Which means that the desire to write has been building up under my skin like an unsatisfied vice.... and instead of being sick of all my stories and thinking they're probably horrible, I am instead EAGER to write them (even though they might be horrible.)

So, Happy Canada Day! And here's to July being better. :)

In the meantime - let me know what kinda quality content you want to see on here over the summer? Is there any sort of post you wish I'd do more of?

PS: If you haven't yet, check out my previous post and listen to my sister be way more talented than I am.

Date: 2016-07-02 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] supernutjapan.livejournal.com
Hehehe! Love the video.

Yay for starving to write <3

Some more spontaneous posts would be nice :D

Date: 2016-07-02 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
I will do my best. Don't know what I'll talk about in those spontaneous posts - but I guess I'll figure out something. :P

Date: 2016-07-03 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kailita.livejournal.com
Good to see you posting again! Here's to a happier July! :)

That crest of Canada...is the cutest most adorable thing I've seen today. Wow. (And speaking of cutest most adorable...you guys do have the most unreasonably attractive prime minister in the history of ever. During the school year I would show my students CNN Student News in the mornings, and the first time Trudeau came on the screen, all the 7th grade girls were squealing, "WHO is THAT??" Hahahaha.)

In light of your following post...I would love to see more of your writing tips, and specifically your personal writing process. I'm always interested in how different writers get themselves to be creative (especially during the summer, when I tend to be so lethargic), how they formulate characters, what appeals to them most about writing, etc.!

Date: 2016-07-03 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Oh man, it was the same with his father - Pierre Trudeau, who was a VERY popular PM in the 70s and early 80s. The thing with Trudeau SR is that... well, I don't really see it that much? In my opinion, he was a little horsefaced, didn't help that he went bald. Everyone else was in love with him though at the time. And, he sure did have beautiful children. All three of them are/were gorgeous boys... they fell out of the spotlight (for the most part) until Pierre died, and then Justin gets up to do the eulogy and I think the whole country was like "WHO is THAT?!?" followed closely b "OH GOD! THE BEAUTIFUL MAN IS SAD! SOMEONE DO SOMETHING!!"

Anyway, this is all to say that I agree with you. I don't even agree with all his policies (I'm even more left than he is). But GODDAMN, in terms of looks, I'm very happy to have him representing Canada. Far better than our usual representatives - battered to hell hockey players. :P

And noted about the writing posts! I'll try to think of a good way to break down my personal writing process and tips into good sized, interesting posts... and less just post them in reaction to being disappointed by other people's writing :P Though, in fairness, that's how I ended up writing my own fic in the first place - if you want something done right...

Date: 2016-07-03 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kailita.livejournal.com
"Far better than our usual representatives - battered to hell hockey players." Hahahaha!

I'm fine with reaction-to-writing posts! It's RARE that we get to see you rant! ;) I always appreciate your positivity. But I do wonder sometimes what gets under your skin! Which is why your Least Favorite SPN Episode List was such a treat, even though you promptly balanced it out with your favorites. ;)

Let's see...I know I've heard you get mildly irritated about underrepresentation of characters who are not white and/or straight. And humor that doesn't land, and consent issues (I remember from Swap Meat...haha). And failure to appropriately wrap up all conflicts. What else am I missing? ;)

Date: 2016-07-04 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hells-half-acre.livejournal.com
Always gotta balance out the negativity with something positive ;)

If you're looking for things that piss me off, a lot of the times I completely forget what they are until they come up... but, if you want SPN specific, I'm really annoyed by them rewriting how reapers work (ie: turning them into a form of angel).

Other than that, I think you got a pretty solid list there. :)

Oh, and I also get annoyed when people kill characters JUST for emotional shock, and for no other plot reason than that. If you don't have to kill someone, don't, unless you're specifically writing a story like All Quiet on the Western Front or something equally about the pointlessness of war and the many meaningless deaths it causes. But that's a specific to me thing - I know some people might argue that you should always have pointless deaths because it reflects reality or whatever... but goddamn it, I like happy things!

Anyway, I'll keep in mind that you like my rants too. ;)


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