aka, This Isn't the Blog You're Looking For...now with random stuff, including Avengers, Jeremy Renner, and whiny posts about my life and writing. My Fics on AO3
I almost forgot this week entirely, but here we go. Better late than never.
My progress (week 23):
Marvel Bang, posting November 11 - A Rock and a Hard Place (finally, a title. Yay!), 9353 words
C/C Collaboration chapter, first draft deadline October 25 - no title yet, 271 words (plus notes, and a scene I have to finish transcribing. panic time)
I’ve got 2 prompts left to write for my 100 follower celebration, but I haven’t started either one yet. They’re coming!
I’ve also got some holiday stuff I signed up for. Maybe more than I should have done.
Also, there is some stage in the writing of any longer written work - original fiction, nonfiction, fanfic - in which the process goes from, “Isn’t this a cool idea,” to “I have no idea what I’m doing anymore but I will finish this thing if it kills me.”
::looks guiltily at Google Drive::
Titus Andronicus: "Well That Escalated Quickly"Romeo and Juliet: "Shut Up, You’re Like 12"Julius Caesar: "I Came Out Here to Run the Roman Empire and I Am Honestly Feeling So Attacked Right Now"Hamlet: "[AGGRESSIVELY PRETENDS TO GO INSANE AND IN THE PROCESS GOES ACTUALLY INSANE MAYBE]"Othello: "Othello: Is my wife cheating on me?? Iago: Bitch, she might be."King Lear: "Shows Up To Realization of Commonality with Humanity and Renouncement of Titles as Identity-Definers 15 Years Late With Starbucks"Macbeth: "Did It For the Vine"Antony and Cleopatra: "Much Rome. Very Egypt. Such Different. Wow."Okay, this is actually funny, excuse me while I roll around shrieking. (And also, attention luninosity)
I’m pretty sure I’ve disproved the computer place’s assertion that my laptop troubles are due to my shitty battery. Today, my laptop shut down multiple times while plugged in, basically doing the same thing it had been doing with the battery in it, but now with added ‘Startup Check’ (or whatever the hell it’s called) and ‘System Restore’ and ‘chkdsk’.
Screw it. I put the crappy battery back in, because I’m pretty sure not having it is doing more damage to my system than using it is.
In conclusion: Yes, the problem is with the jack that was replaced, despite what the computer place tried to tell me. At least I didn’t have to give them money to tell me that. Not going to that place again.
Now I’m not sure how long using my laptop without a battery is actually going to work. I turned it on earlier, and it shut itself off twice. It’s stayed on for a while now, but I’m worried it’s going to do it again anytime. :(
I was having more trouble than usual charging my laptop last night and this morning, so I finally took it back to the place that fixed it last time. Turns out my battery is shit. So now I’m using it without a battery, and it seems to be working. Fingers crossed.
On the plus side, they didn’t charge me for checking the jack and the charger.
I hate being told to do something I was already planning on doing
like I was all about doing this task, and then you told me to do it and now i am annoyed and this task is now 300x less likely to be completed
"I was studying computer languages — Pascal, BASIC, and DOS were the popular ones at that time. But I realized my personality didn’t fit behind a computer. I took an elective, and it kind of really changed my life. The Wizard of Oz was my first play, and playing the Scarecrow to all these kids was such an invigorating exchange of emotions. I thought, Wow, this is addicting. This is beautiful. Then I started doing really heavy parts after that, like Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People, Philip in Orphans … and from there I started digging into psychology and human behavior, and that became really important, personally, as how I sort of viewed my place in the planet. Acting was a beautiful outlet.”
So reading this really makes me want to read the AU where Clint is the cute but socially awkward computer guy at Phil’s office. Phil is totally crushing on him so he’s forever jacking up his computer on purpose so that Clint will have to come fix it. The have many painfully awful/awkward attempts at flirtation. Meanwhile Natasha works in the next office over and has to hear their pitiful attempts at small talk through her wall. Shenanigans ensue.
Ugh, I feel like I’ve seen something similar, only Phil is still an agent and Clint works in tech support and Phil keeps sabotaging his tech to come see Clint.
But damned if I can remember what it’s called and who it’s by. But it was good! :(
No - don’t tell me this exists and I can’t find it! Anybody?
I think it’s this one: Every Me, Every You by Nerdwegian