Saturday, November 27, 2004
Posted by Arthaey Angosii at 2:02 AM
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Posted by Arthaey Angosii at 2:34 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Friday, November 19, 2004
The official NaNoWriMo book suggests wearing something to signify that you're in your Novel Zone. Some people wear funky fingerless gloves or plastic Viking helmets; I have my muses on my shoulders. That's a schnark and a glow-in-the-dark Devil Ducky, in case you couldn't tell.I realized while reading the book that by the end of my first week of writing (which corresponds to the official Week Three, but who's counting?) I was starting to take my writing commitment too seriously. I had lost track of the fact that NaNoWriMo is supposed to be silly! These guys are here to remind me, every time I turn my head. Also, one of 'em keeps insisting I kill off everyone, Orson Scott Card-style. I'll let you guess which muse suggests such things. ;)
I almost forgot I had one of my classes today 'cause I was thinking so much about getting home to do my NaNoWriMo thing. Noveling can be a dangerous thing.
For two days, I had a severe lack of self-control in making myself write. I managed a paltry 42 words in all of yesterday! Then, last night at B&N (after Farmers' Market, where I bought yumminess), I got the "official" NaNoWriMo book. I read a bit last night, and more today in class (yes, yes, I know that's bad ;). And suddenly I really wanted to write some more! Yay! I'm at 385 words in 20 minutes and counting. :)
I mean, how else am I going to catch up to my sister if I don't keep writing? How else can I find out what happens with Seiran and Reed and Chikaji? I must press onward.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Look out, I may end up liking posting photos to my blog... It makes my blog look more lived-in, I think. :) And really, I don't think I *need* to be using Flickr at this point, but I'll keep it around for now. Maybe there's some benefit to having the account over just linking to images on my computer.
Posted by Arthaey Angosii at 11:40 AM
Around 15 people put up this small building in a few hours. It is a load-bearing structure whose walls are entirely bales of straw.More testing. I attended a strawbale workshop (given by the Solar Living Institute) back in September. This is a photo of how the shack looked at the end of the first day. We plastered it the day after. Much fun.
Posted by Arthaey Angosii at 11:17 AM
This is the first snowman I ever made. It was up in Oregon, at a friend's family cabin by Mt. Hood.I've signed up for an account at Flickr, a photo blog thingy. Testing.
Posted by Arthaey Angosii at 10:43 AM
Drag, drag, drag... Oi, it's hard to write so continuously. I feel like I've been the the writers' gym after having been a writing couch potato for years, and now all my writing muscles (especially the ones in my brain) are sore. 5710 words so far... My sister is already past the 9k mark; 'grats, you. :)
But I'll make it! I will! I'm taking a walk now to get some breakfast and do some plotting, and then I shall write until classes at 3...
Posted by Arthaey Angosii at 10:08 AM
Saturday, November 13, 2004
Vik'aenejiv iyari seni ne nanoraimo seni eg jhénela. Cha'gashav ... [explanation]
Or, in English:
My NaNoWriMo story has gone under password-protection on my own server now. Holler if you would like an account to read the story.
Or, in English:
My sister is writing a NaNoWriMo too! It's here. Go read it.
Friday, November 12, 2004
I'm attempting NaNoWriMo; that is, to write a novel (50k words) by the end of the month. I started today, so I'll be pleased to get 25k. I have a new blog, On Eta Telourous X, where the story will be continually updated. It's a field journal of one of the first Terrans on Cresaea, so the post format of a blog works well with it.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
— Kre'viken. Jhor'en i t'Arthei.
— T'ves jhor'en i t'Iyimadhi. Vel'geithesa jhurla.
— Daedh vo.
Or, in English:
The phone conversation only works for when the answerer actually does already know the caller. (The answerer calls the caller a "stranger" only because when he first picks up the phone, he doesn't know who it is.
But what about if you meet someone you don't know? It would be weird for the conversation to go, "I don't know you." "I'm Arthaey." "Ah yes, so you are." if the first speaker didn't already know Arthaey. So how would that situation actually go?
— No longer: I am Arthaey.
— And I am Iyimadhi. Hello, acquaintance.
— Same to you.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Aló, en'llavpeni ne ve adáshavon done ifoni vedá'asha ille vek'nes bichún kek. Chenil:
— Kre, jhor'en i t'Arthei.
— Zeijha, jhi jhor'Arthei. Vo na no?
Daedh jhorjo'sarith niyen t'sshak
Kal adáshav ne ifoni ne sshak
Or, in English:
So I learned how to answer a phone in Asha'ille this morning. For example: /
— No, I am Arthaey.
— Ah, yes, so you are Arthaey. What's up?
That first line could also be
You can't answer the phone with