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Posted in full at: at September 26, 2015 at 05:39PM

so, my outline is five pages long, and I’ve gotten Cloud to Midgar. #GoodThingIt'sA50kNanowrimo

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Posted in full at: at September 26, 2015 at 06:34PM
I’ve never used so many “fucks” in an outline.

(also, it’s 10 pages long now)
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Posted in full at: at September 26, 2015 at 04:06PM
My 2015 nano has been titled “Rewriting SOLDIER years and CC with TakeNoShit!Cloud” XDDD

Tags:ffvii, plotting, nanowrimo, my dear diary
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Posted in full at: at September 26, 2015 at 01:54PM

I didn’t feel like staying at home today, nor taking the subway to Lille and deal with the Saturday crowds, so I decided to go check out my city’s library.

Best idea ever.

Seriously, this place is awesome! (fun fact, it’s called the Grand-Plage, aka Big Beach xD Special name for a library). The library card is free (at least, for those who live in Roubaix), it has wifi (fortunately), many tables everywhere, a patio, numerous outlets, three floors (+ ground floor), clean, simple decoration/layout (I love their ceiling lights), a coffee shop!, computers for those who need it, a very nice gentleman at the entrance who explained everything and guided me through the place, and it’s open from 9 am to 7 pm from Tuesday to Saturday! \o/

Me thinks I’ve found my place for november/nanowrimo xD At least, when I’m not at writing meets. I don’t know if there are many people around here participating. Well, it’s Lille, there should be enough for a small group, at least, I expect.

Tags:médiathèque, library, roubaix, lille, france, nanowrimo, my dear diary
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Posted in full at: at September 26, 2015 at 04:00PM
I’ve finally started working on my nano story. It’ll be a FFVII one, set during the SOLDIER are/before Crisis Core. I’ll be fucking up with ages and personalities. That’s about all I’ve determined yet xD Still don’t know what the actual plot will be xDDD

Tags:nanowrimo, plotting, ffvii, my handwriting is terrible, my dear diary
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Yes, it's that time of the year again. And of course, I haven't written a word this year, but I'm totally going to churn out (hopefully) 50 k in two months' time.

(though I've been thinking of starting a training month in Octobre at 25 k)

The only thing that doesn't make this sentence horrible is that I don't write to publish, I write for fun ;D Meaning, I mostly use the nano time to meet other people with the same interest and to get some help to motivate myself to abandon the current fic I'm reading so I can write my own.

Anyway, nano. Who's doing it this year? In which fandom/literary genre?

The recurrent question during the nano time is: which writing tools do you use/what do you use for your planning?

For me, it was Scrivener at a time, but I use my desktop computer, my laptop, my tablet AND my phone, depending on where I am/where I'm going/what time it is. Obviously, a "static" software wasn't exactly easy to work with. These days, it's Google Drive for editor, since I can access it from any support and it works like Word, basically, and Evernote to backup the files / save all my notes on each projects (and info about each fandom, writing tips, links to various websites, ...)

Focus Writer is very nice too, if you need a fullscreen writer with customizable background and an editor of text a bit more complex than Q10.

I also save a link to interesting pages in Evernote, because I use both Firefox and Chrome on my desktop, only Chrome on the laptop and Dolphin on the phone/tablet, so it's not easy to sync my bookmarks without updating manually everything. That way, I know that I only have the link on hand, even if I only have my phone. Basically, I have an Evernote note with a list of links with explanation next to them (aka, I copy/pasted parts of it below xD )

Grammar, vocab, tools: synonyms / antonyms synonyms, antonyms, related words

 One Look: reverse dico synonyms


 Hemingway: sentences checker

 Virtual Writing Tutor: grammar check

 Ginger: grammar check

 Pacemaker: schedule your writing/make plans for a period


 Workflowy: to do list / outlines

 WordCounter: ranks most frequently used words

 Wordle: make word cloud

Music wise:

YouTube/Spotify/various (mostly jazz) radios, or

Youtube Fire: Fire Crackling: An hour long recording of fire crackling.

Youtube Busy: Library music/sounds

Sound Sleeping: For creating custom relaxed sound mixes

Rainy Mood: The sounds of rain.

August Ambience: The sounds of summer nights.

Forest Mood: The sounds of the woodlands.

Soundrown: A collection of different sounds including coffee shop, waves, white noise, etc.

iSerenity: A collection including typewriters to sprinklers, white noise and ambient sounds.

SimplyNoise: A collection specializing in color sound essentially white noise that goes in different octaves. White is highest, pink in the middle, and brown the lowest.

NatureSoundPlayer: A collection including thunderstorms, rivers, frogs, and crickets.

Coffitivity: For those really into the sound of coffee shops also allows you to play your own music with the coffee shop loop. machine noises

Ambient Mixer: HP sounds

Ambient Mixer: Slytherin common room

Ambient Mixer: Studying at Hogwarts
anyssia: (ff7-hojo's fault)
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I just saw a post about a white cosplayer making themselves as Garnet (which is a black character) and I don't really understand why people went 'omg, blackface, blackface!'

It's a cosplay, the point is to play characters that you love, even if they are black skinned, lizard skinned, red and black skinned, blue skinned...

That they scream blackface about fashion models or shows or movies or even real life 'helping', okay, I'm all with you. I saw an article about model being painted rather than getting actual black people and I find that disgusting.

But cosplaying? That's the whole point, being someone you aren't. Black people cosplay white characters too, black people cosplay asian characters, asian people cosplay caucasian characters, you cosplay a character because you love it, regardless of skin tone.

If we could only cosplay characters from our own ethnicity, there should be a warning.

And asking someone to off themselves is just beyond the pale.
anyssia: (lotr-the one ring)
This man has the talent of gods. Also, the patience of a saint: the skyrim track: 1 violin, 1 voice, 120 tracks. The Jurassic Park theme? 94 tracks of his voice for one song. This guy is crazy good. Also, check out the Lord of the Rings songs. I See Fire is so awesome, I even prefer his to the original.
Also, the clips are hilarious and so well done xDDD