Monday, 28 January 2013

Smartie the seal

Monday, 28 January 2013 01:14 pm
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Smartie the seal

From the BBC website:
"The seal pup had made its way into the lorry park via a steep, man-made banking," Scottish SPCA officer Alistair Hill said. "It would have taken a lot of effort for him to get up there and he had no intention of returning to the choppy waters. Normally we'd ask people to leave seals alone until we arrive but there was a risk he could have been injured in the busy lorry park so a member of staff put him in their car until I got there."

However, the seal managed to escape from the boot by pushing down one of the rear seats and wriggling up onto the dashboard.

"He is clearly a very smart seal as he ended up watching the storm out the windscreen of the car from his warm, dry spot on the dash," said Mr Hill.

The photograph is brilliant. XD Even with their description, I can't imagine how he got all the way up from the footwell and onto the dash.

The Writing Index

Monday, 28 January 2013 01:59 pm
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NOTE 01/01/2018: This was intended initially to just be a list of titles with details about the progress I've made with them, but I'm planning to do a major update of it and bring it in line with the "Blue Masterlist" some time soon hopefully.

This has got a little longer than I was anticipating! All details about unfinished works, works in progress, and planned works, are now under cuts. (Unfortunately, I didn't realise a "sticky" post would go to the top of EVERYthing (including pages filtered by tags) and since it's quite large and takes up most of the screen when it's open, I've tucked it away under a cut.

There WERE two individual cuts for different subjects but unfortunately those don't appear to be functional any more; I'll have a think about this later...

NB: At some point I'm going to be pulling my work down off LiveJournal, there's just quite a lot of it to pull.

Click here for details on ''Sapere'' works: )

Memento Vivere

Monday, 28 January 2013 11:34 pm
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OK, so, I have been a little naughty. I know it's still only January and I have a whole pile of other creative projects staring at me, but sometimes you just have to obey the muse, correct? I'd like to at least get something akin to a plot down on paper before my muse sits down and goes back on strike because work.

Thus, I give you, Memento Vivere (LJ). Yes, the title is intentionally similar to Memento Mori because well, I want it to be a sequel. (I was editing my notes for MM when the muse bit, soo...)

I just don't want it to turn into a re-run of "Adverse Camber" (which is undergoing surgery on the plot). Right now, I'm wondering if I can amalgamate a little of the old plot for "Sundiver" into it - I really want to be able to use that idea, haha. (See here for some notes.) Plus, the main character in those notes has a name that sounds a little like the title - Viveka, which means "Beautiful Voice" (humorously, she's a mute (and possibly deaf?) kiravai) but I'm sure I could make it a play on Vivere somehow as well ("to live"). Perhaps she knows about the creatures/Frond's people, I don't know? She needs some way for me to relate her to Blink's plot. I'm not normally a big one for gods and magic (too much handwavium, I always end up having to science it up; I have the same problem with werewolves) but the "esu'imi" (which unfortunately seems to look a lot like a creature out of Dungeons and Dragons, even though I've never played it in my life) has always sooort of been related to the monsters of kiravai myth. (Holy run-on sentence, Batman.) Perhaps that would help me get around that?

I'm also thinking along the lines of Frond's people not wanting to help Blink, because they blame her for Frond's death. (I think she was quite young, didn't really understand what she was doing, and should have gone "home" instead of hanging around in Surkea.) So Blink has to win back their friendship - maybe by helping one of them, I don't know. How do you help something powerful enough to reshape the world at an atomic level?

Lastly, my icon is based off this colour scheme from FusionBeads. It seems to have become the MV colourscheme as well.

...all right, so, that was just supposed to be me linking to my new community where I'll be uploading chapters so I don't forget about it. As ever, I talk too much. Stream of consciousness plotting, mayhap.

I really wish those people who sit on usernames and never use them, never even update them ONCE and post NO comments... wouldn't. XD

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