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Dept. of FFS

Yes, I Am Mr. Grumpyface.
I seem, today, to be all thumbs in my head. My mouth also appears to hold a deep and abiding attraction for my feet. And my work ethic sits, languid and somewhat neurasthenic, on the slightly tatty couch of my daily life, content to do nothing but sigh heavily and look out the window.

Even ice cream has not helped.

Where, where, I ask, can I purchase a clue and, with it, buy myself some self-discipline and energy? And a shoe-horn with which to pry my pedal extremities from between my teeth?*

*They taste like wet socks.


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May. 21st, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Just a cotton-pickin' minute. I though I was the one with no self-discipline and energy. And I'm just back from getting ice cream, too.

Shows what I get for turning to LJ for however much more procrastination time I can eek out of it.

Love you. Always.
May. 21st, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
My dear, no one who has your history can ever — ever — think themselves undisciplined or lacking energy. I am here to be your cheerleader; go, you!!! (Don't, however, ask me to get into my old cheerleader's costume. A) I had to give it back to Wolfville High School and B) it would never fit.)

Thanks for your kind words!

Love you, too.
May. 22nd, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah.... Put it on again.
May. 22nd, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Not gonna happen. It's probably somewhere at the bottom of whatever rubble pile they turned WHS into.

And trust me ... I looked like a linebacker in it.
May. 22nd, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Well, you've still got creativity with your grumpy metaphors. 8-)
May. 22nd, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
Heh; thanks!

Now if I could only put my powers to good use ....
May. 22nd, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
Well, you could
(a) beta my SSHG fic when I finish it (said finishing was NOT helped by sleeping for the entire afternoon, sigh)
(b) participate in the finish-a-thon (if I ever manage to fix the website glitch that's standing in the way of me launching it...)
May. 24th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Hey there - I'm sorry I missed your comment (the older I get, the less meticulous I am about things. Sigh.)

Have you found someone to do your bedit? I'm not an HP fic reader, although I'm a fan of the books and have read them all. I don't know the fanon and am probably at least a year away from the canon (that's the last time I read the books.) If you haven't found anyone by midweek, I'll take the plunge (you had a 31st May deadline?)

What's a finish-a-thon, she asked gullibly ....
May. 24th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've managed to get a beta-reader, hooray! Though we've been having a bit of trouble with file formats, but hopefully that's sorted now. But thank you so much for the offer!

What's a finish-a-thon, she asked gullibly ....
The finish-a-thon is a ficathon for finishing your own plot-bunnies. I started running it a few years ago, when I got frustrated that all the ficathons I was participating in meant that I was neglecting my own story ideas, since things with deadlines are always more urgent than things without. The finish-a-thon is like a ficathon, in that it has a deadline, and fellow writers writing, and a certain level of built-in audience. The idea is, that when you sign up, you give a list of some of your own plot-bunnies, and people have to vote on which one you have to write. Then you write it.

If you find having a deadline helpful in getting you to finish stuff, then I think you will like the finish-a-thon. If you find that a deadline makes you panic and drives your muse away, then the finish-a-thon is not for you.
May. 22nd, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
Better your pedal extremity in your mouth than someone else planting theirs' in your butt. Don't worry about the foot because as long as you get off your butt you should be fine.
May. 22nd, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Except, of course, that sometimes the result of one's own foot in one's mouth is having someone else's foot in one's butt. Perhaps I should just sit on my butt and avoid that second foot?

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