Adverse Camber, Ch 15

Tuesday, 1 June 2010 02:00 pm
keaalu: (Lara lovestruck)
( Le FAKE CUT to Adverse Camber, chapter the fifteenth! )

Haaahaha looking forward to going home TO BED now. ONLY THREE HOURS TO GO

AC, ch14

Thursday, 6 May 2010 08:25 am
keaalu: (Broke my Brain Nano)
Le fake cut to my story journal:

( Adverse Camber, Chapter 14! )

Now working on FT! Next chapter will soon be ready.

(BTW, is it just me that keeps seeing the new LJ header and thinking it's a snowy picture at first?)


Monday, 2 November 2009 12:09 am
keaalu: (One good word Nano)

Adverse Camber, Chapter the first!

3938 words (ok I added a couple of extra words after I counted it, while I was HTML'ing for ElJay). Hey, it's a Sunday, I get to be busy, and I'm "buffering" for those days (i.e. ON CALL BOOO) that I don't write much. :) And I'M NOT BEING DISTRACTED BY A DIFFERENT STORY, woohoo. (Although I will try get that "hanging" last chapter of Warped finished off asap, anyway.)

What I've written so far has already thrown a surprise at me, so... go figure. :P Lars has finally admitted to her "oops" to me, and Seem is all WUARGH at her/me for it. OH WELL. Yay for characters taking over. :P


...and now... to sleep.



Saturday, 29 August 2009 12:29 pm
keaalu: (Default)
I never showed you lot the AWESOME ARTS I made for my working "NaNo09" page on my site, did I?



Unconnected edit: Lordy, if I see that "artists on Craigslist not being paid fairly" ONCE MORE, I'm going to go crazy.

Incidentally, comparing "making art" to "neurosurgery" just... does not compute. O_o

NaNo Facts and Figures

Saturday, 25 July 2009 12:52 pm
keaalu: (Default)
Just thought I'd post 'em so I don't forget them/lose them/etc! ^_^ These are just some details about places, species, etc. I'm going to properly profile the species later, maybe doodle up some native wildlife. (e.g. the trice and related species were bred up from a native sea-creature, and there's a lot of wild game that the colonists like to hunt in the southern continent.)

I got most of my names from real languages, this time - a lot of my species are seeming to sound very "samey".

Pabishka’s species: Laima (Lithuanian for "Luck")
Between 6 and 7 feet tall (High females/"herms" 7, females/"bearers" 6, males in-between), but relatively thin-boned, so not much heavier than a shorter human. Described them better earlier. Descended from a felinoid species, but don't look very catlike any more.
Original colonist species, make up large portion (approx 45%) of the population.
Current cast: Pabishka (Nuori's main sponsor, f), Otto (Nuori's Managing director, m), Rasa (Denizen, f; used to be v. rich, in charge of medical company, but framed for murder by her husband. Still (technically!) married to him).

Natives: Ruta ("Friend")
Smallish (4.5-5.5 feet tall), long arms, toe-walking build, very long prehensile tails (can't suspend their entire weight off them, but can use them for support, as a "third arm"). Large ears, erectile "hood" on the neck. Relatively thinly furred, paler on chest and inner arm/thigh; palette ranges from fully white all over, through fawn/cream (commonest) to a medium brown; most have random patches of darker colours on the back and ears etc. No dark brown or black unless dyed. (Slaves selectively bred for white fur, as they can then be dyed any colour; white is recessive, however, and most are at least short sighted - 35% are "legally blind".) Sorta remind me of a humanoid cross between a cobra and a fennec. Generally friendly, welcoming, even if they look quite stern and sharp.)
Current cast: Ausra (f, liberated slave; Rasa's current girlfriend)

99% of Southern continent inhabitants are native. Northern continent is mixed; 45% Laima, 20% Ruta (NB: most are servants/slaves), 10% artificial genetic biological constructs (99% of these are also in servitude), and 20% Coalition visitors (Mostly: Nyen, Ondrai, Zaar, Krell and Yurra. Small numbers of Vuls, Unser and le'Trai. Scattering of "Shaalivei" (Rebel Kiravai).)

Small City: Shahr-pieni
Capital: Stolica, Sostine – dual city with two “halves” that have grown into each other. Stolica is the larger “lump”.

Zones of northern half of continent:
Southern area/country – Lahar (as close to volcanic zone)
Central Eastern districts – Heina, Trava (grasslands)
Eastern coastal (forested) – Tavanyak,
Island (forested) - Xot
Northern (Steppe) – C’sten
Equatorial Mountains – the Hajalla Kari ("Broken Rock") – central. Felsen – northern foothills. Ganseki – southern foothills (Native inhabitants)

Southern continent names are more "descriptive", e.g. Where the Sea Floods, Where the Purple Reeds Grow, Where the Water Thunders, Where the Ocean Crashes, etc.

(I'll annotate my atlas with the names, later)

Wheeee words.
keaalu: (Broke my Brain Nano)
I have my interesting-but-not-so-difficult prompt list now! Hurrah.

In the stormChagrinLegendFirstSurge
CosplayBalkStill watersTicketInsomnia

Again, have at it all you want. I'm personally thinking I'll either use them as story prompts or art prompts, but eh, whatever. :)

In other news... the National Pandemic Flu hotline went live today. Yeah, cause THAT won't fall over in a day or two when people abuse it to get free antivirals to sell to the paranoid masses, or anything. ¬_¬

Edit: Yes I DO like "Qu" words, thanks for asking ;)
keaalu: (One good word Nano)
...plenty of good words here!

Had fun with the prompts table Exie pointed out - yes, I'll upload my 50 sentences later ;) - but! I decided that so I could use it in my NaNo without any worries about copyright, I made my own! AND! I made it HARD, omg. I used interesting words off "Words of the Day" to make it. Hurrah. ^_^


...ok I think I'll make an easier one as well, though. ;) Just words I like, like... fluff, and kumquat. OK, not those ones, maybe, but you get the idea. ;)

Yes, anyone can use it. :) I'm relaxing my rules a bit, though - doesn't have to be a single sentence, can be a very short paragraph (to avoid my usual "imaginative punctuation" to make the sentences as long as possible), and it doesn't have to include the actual word, as such, but a synonym or general definition. (i.e. If I included the prompt "blue", the final sentence/passage could include the word blue (or a synonym like azure or cobalt), an emotion/tone (like sadness), a blue thing (like a gemstone or a bird), related concepts like the ocean, etc.)

Edit: GOT MY NEW MO-DUMB/router installed, so I shouldn't get kicked every 20 minutes now. YAY!

Quotey stuff

Friday, 12 June 2009 01:58 pm
keaalu: (Broke my Brain Nano)
Just some quotes I want to squiggle down on some of my art :) Some are Lara's, some Seem's, one is Wen's (but I already put that one up on a previous entry, slightly reworded) I want to find a couple for the others too (essentially: Mirii, Fred, Firewire).

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”
Mahatma Gandhi quotes (Indian Philosopher, internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest, 1869-1948)
“There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.”

"The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you."
Tony Robbins
"Control your own destiny or someone else will."
Jack Welch
"The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control."
Ogden Nash

"What counts is not what we are made of, but what we choose to make of ourselves."

"I learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking of making a few more."

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Tuesday, 9 June 2009 05:35 pm
keaalu: (Default)
NaNoWriMo 2009
Adverse Camber
Robots and aliens and monsters, oh my!

“We are not what we are made of, but what we choose to make of ourselves.”
                                             ~ Wen
Plotty bumpf )

NaNo 2009?

Thursday, 9 April 2009 12:06 pm
keaalu: (No plot Nano)
Sorta kinda bouncing ideas around for what I want to write about this year. I know, I know, it's way early, but I hardly prepped at all last year and it SUUUCKED. So I'm prepping earlier this year and it might NOT suck as much. :)

Thus far I have the following ideas:
  • Mirii and Sei? (I'unno, they seem to be my main NaNo pair :P)

  • Slipstream (grown up), Celerity and Fred - no Seekers (apart from abstract mentions), because that way I can use the story without worrying too much about copyright-y issues. :)

  • Chameleonic aliens - the enemy, omg. These might be who the spider!Kitties were fighting? Or something.

  • Invisibility

  • Shapeshifting?

  • Alien deserts (like Libyan desert) - opportunity for flashbacks! (As in, Seem refuses to cross it.)

  • Cities with giant towering skyscrapers

  • Car transporters

  • Alleyways and sewers and low broken undergroundy levels of cities

Until November (when it all starts off), I'm accepting ideas from people, the weirder the better. Pictures, phrases, words, concepts, whatever.
The ideas board! )

Example-y flashback bit? )

And some DOOODLES (pics under cut) )

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