Anyway, in the fourth episode of S1, ( mild spoilers )
Anyway, in the fourth episode of S1, ( mild spoilers )
1a) remove the month from the day heading, because of course I don't need to know what month a day is in (it does this even on the "month changes during the week" weeks, going from 31 (for October) to 1 (for November), whyyyyy)
2) make the time of day REALLY REALLY SMALL because of course I don't need to know what times things are
3) decide to get REALLY REALLY CONFUSED about how to handle dual calendar systems, even though it had no issue with that before
note: the "all day events" section is tall and mostly empty in the Old Google Calendar one because further on in the week, I have a lot of stacked all day things; that's my RL calendar. The new version is the fandom calendar, which has much fewer things cluttering it up
Old google calendar:
New google calendar:
Having listened to the promotional strategy advice of a wide variety of people, I'm planning to accomplish two things this weekend. One will be to set up Hootsuite (or some equivalent social media manager, but that's the one people seem to prefer) to handle automated promotional reminders that I rarely have the emotional energy to do manually. The other will be to set up an opt-in (of course!) newsletter for fans and readers to provide both a direct way to communicate announcements and other information, and to provide special content in exchange for access to attention. I figure to aim for absolutely not more often than once a month except for things like unexpected special sales (which I never know about in advance). Maybe less often than once a month, we'll see. I have a hard time planning these things because I'm not a newsletter reader myself, so I have to figure out what works for people who are.
So what sort of content will the newsletter provide? A lot of it will be just basic information:
- Upcoming/New publication information
- Upcoming appearances
- Current projects
But I'll also be offering some special content not available to people who don't subscribe to the newsletter. And that's where you come in. Here are some ideas of my own, plus suggestions people have made online. Which of these would entice you to sign up for and read a newsletter? What other content would entice you?
- Worldbuilding information (Alpennian language, geography, history, etc.)
- Snippets of work in progress (no spoilers!)
- Exclusive previews of Alpennian short fiction (stories that will eventually be released either free or as a collection, but that I'm not trying to sell individually)
- Discussions of my writing process (for example, I kept a diary of how the plot of Daughter of Mystery developed as I was drafting it)
- Alpennia fan art (with the artists' permissions, of course!)
- Access to Alpennia swag (there is none yet, but I have some ideas percolating -- what would you be interested in?)
Let me know what you think. I'm still trying to get my mind around the psychological aspects of doing a newsletter and how it would differ from my blog, other than providing me with a list of people who have expressed a particular level of commitment and interest to following my writing.
- X what you saw
- O what you haven't finished or saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved
- Strike what you disliked/hated
- Leave unchanged if neutral
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Hmm... there were a lot of movies I missed out a few years back, so, people more-versed-than-I-into-animation, what do you think should be added to this list if we want to update the meme?
( Some thoughts under the cut )
Je m'amuse toujours autant, même si je suis un peu moins satisfaite de ma production au global cette semaine. Je me suis un peu plus éloigné des outils que je maîtrisait, ce qui explique quelques résultats plus hasardeux et j'ai parfois été frustrée de devoir m'en tenir à un seul dessin sans pouvoir recommencer... mais j'ai aussi inauguré avec plaisir mes nouvelles plumes de calligraphie et mon masking-gum tout neuf (oui, j'ai mis le jour 15 aussi, parce que pour le coup le résultat me plaît beaucoup, je l'avais en tête depuis le début, mais il me manquait le mathos...)
Niveau style j'ai encore essayé d'être très diverse et de sortir de mes sentiers balisés... Le jour 12 était une surprise ! Média mixtes et beaucoup plus méticuleux, gore et NSFW que ce que je fais d'habitude ! Je suis quand même satisfaite d'avoir réussit quelques illustrations qui tiennent plutôt bien la route !
Pour la semaine pro :
> il faut que je m'astreigne à prendre des photos plus nettes !
> Maintenant que j'ai mon masking-gum et que j'ai commencé à le prendre en main, j'ai au moins encore deux illustrations en tête
> Il va falloir que je me décide à tenter des lavis !
> Il y a pas mal de potentiel d'amélioration sur l'aspect typo.
> Si je veux que mon carnet me tienne les 31 jour il va falloir que je fasse quelques vis à vis
Et je prend toujours les citations ! :D
( Inktober 2017 : Day 8-15 )
So this year I decided I would start drawing again and just try to have a good time doing so.
It helps that twice a month there's a "drink 'n' draw" party at this geeky bar I like. Most artists who go there are either devoted amateurs with honed talents or already semi-professionals and we lack complete-beginner-but-enthusiast amateurs. So there, I represent!!
Aaaand. Here's the first pencil sketch I did last month.
( OK so I can't draw hands or eyes (yet?) but guess what? I don't care! )
I don't know if I'll ever have the guts to ink it and/or colour it but hey, at least it's a start?
Title: A Few Seconds
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 1326
Characters: The Master (Ainley), Nyssa of Traken
Warnings: Emotional Manipulation, Psychological Trauma, Sensory Deprivation
Summary: A few seconds mean an eternity of suffering for Nyssa.
No collar, and he's un-neutered, which doesn't speak well for his people.
But anyway, I'm biding my time until 9 am when the animal shelter opens, and hoping he doesn't have fleas that will get into the carpet. Also hoping that he doesn't spray and won't need to go potty. I've made him a box lined with torn paper but I don't know if he'll accept that as a temporary litterbox.
There's also a cardboard box he's going to have to go into so I can take him to the shelter. I put his plate of tuna inside but so far he won't go in. I might have to grab him with a towel.
And now he's resumed prowling around and meowing at me for help, help, help. Be patient, guy, and I'll take you to where your people can, hopefully, find you.
Characters: Fiddleford McGucket, Mabel Pines, Soos Ramirez, and ensemble
Summary: Weirdmageddon is over, but Fiddleford still has a few things to rebuild.
Notes: This story was originally posted on 3/29/17, for Week Four of Fiddleford Appreciation Month, and requires full knowledge of the series.
He’s been called worse things than "crackpot." There were times when he didn’t even care.
|Enemies||Remix||Asia||Sex Work / Hooker AU||Lost and Found|
|Truth or Dare||Team Mates||Ritual Marks and Body Decorations||Possessive Behaviour||Vignette|
|Touch||Pining||Wild Card||Spells and Geases||Sadness|
|Be Still My Beating Heart||Opposite Sides of the Track||Natural Colours||Film Noir||Outsider POV|
|Something Vital is Stolen||Poetry||Pretending to be married||Relaxation||It all depends on this one choice|
I could probably pull off either a diagonal line, or a horizontal line through the middle.