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16 April 2009 @ 11:12 pm
Me me me
Thanks to a wonderful donor (who shall remain nameless so as to protect them from their flist), I have a Dreamwidth account: darkhavens.

(NB: I am not leaving LJ. Not unless they kick me out. I have comms to run and a flist to obsess over!)

As per the donor's request, I have created a bloodclaim over there, which will become operational once I've imported everything and made sure I haven't cocked it up. *g*

I have also created slashthedrabble and slashtheimage, and new prompts will be cross-posted to both LJ and DW (so I don't get confused *g*).

Way back in January, once again staring at an empty page in MSWord, I decided to do something drastic: I signed up for findyourwords, choosing 50,000 as my target wordcount for the year 2009. That's more than I've written in the last two years combined.Wordcounts (posted fic only): 2006=53k, 2007=25k, 2008=22k. EEP!

I then continued staring blankly at various empty pages until March, when I discovered comment_fic and became addicted. A couple of days ago, 6 weeks on from word one, I broke the 10k barrier and decided to get myself a widget to celebrate:

*hugs you all and twirls*
tabaqui: connorstraightaheadtabaqui on April 16th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Wheeeeee! Awesome. I love it when the writing bug actually *works*, and you just....go.

I've been looking and looking at the DW thing and i guess i'm gonna get a journal over there. Just for 'in case', you know? I had a couple people on my flist totally go away and be on insane journal only, and i never, ever read them any more, which really sucks.

But i can if i *want* to, which helps. Heh.

I guess i'll buy an account once they're for sale. We'll see.
darkhavens: jimmy dean w glasses and a smokedarkhavens on April 16th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
I have a couple of flisters who ran off to IJ too! And at first I moped, thinking I'd never read them again, but then I remembered LJ's RSS feed page, so I made their IJs into LJ feeds and now I get their IJ posts delivered to my LJ flist. :D

*spins and twirls with you*

Words! Words, words, words! :D Counting up my last couple of years' output was quite a surprise, because I had actually written more than I thought I had. I guess I remember the wide open, wordless spaces more than the scribbling frenzies and momentary inspirations.

*\o/* WORDS! *\o/*
tabaqui: elliotbypixeestyxtabaqui on April 16th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Wheeeeeeee, words!!
I have no clue about feeds. Heh. I am such a Luddite!!
darkhavens: can't sleep obscure pairings will eat medarkhavens on April 16th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
Feeds are wonderful things. They bring stuff from other websites directly to your flist, or at the very least provide a link to it.

I watch several, including Quote of the Day qotdrss, and three 'word of the day' feeds: dictionary_wotd, webster_wotd and wordsmith_daily. I also have a webcomic, a couple of daily image feeds (Wiki and Astronomy Pictures of the Day) and David Hewlett's Twitter feed. *g*

There's a list of the top 1000 for perusal, and a FAQ on how to create others. :D
tabaquitabaqui on April 16th, 2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
Oooooooooh. I love word-of-the-day stuff.

I think there's a button/option in firefox to just subscribe to a feed - i've clicked it accidentally, heh.

I'll have to look into it!
katbcollkatbcoll on April 16th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
*twirls you* yay for words!!
darkhavens: bookwhore [literati]darkhavens on April 16th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
*twirls and spins with you*

I get the urge to scribble notes on tillroll at work, which just hasn't happened in aaaaages! Words make me happy. :D
Kristintxrabbit on April 16th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
You suck!

But yay for Bloodclaim!

I can't get a code. It's very sad.

I know you can do it! *cheers*
darkhavens: smoochdarkhavens on April 16th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Codes are hard to come by as they're only doling them out in ones and two to a few at a time, trying not to put too much strain on the servers while they run around fixing all the stuff that us newbies are discovering doesn't work.

DW is still in closed beta, but once they open it up at the end of April, there will be more invite codes floating about and everyone will be welcome to come and play. :D

I'm at your post right now talking Merlin and recs. (Reeeeead meeeeeeeee! There's 11k+ of newish dh fic begging for your attention. Hee!)
Kristintxrabbit on April 16th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
I'm lookin' now! Pushy woman!

I fail at Mom, btw. We had a tornado warning for about an hour and not only did I not KNOW that there was a warning, my son and I did not take cover. Nor did I worry about my daughter at her daycare. I suck.
darkhavens: hug teddybear [me]darkhavens on April 16th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
*pushes and tickles*

EEP! Well, if you didn't *know*, how could you possibly have taken cover? ^^^pets^^^

I think you need to fail a lot harder than that before they take away your 'Awesome Mom is Awesome' badge and mug. ;)
flaky_mod on April 17th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Congrats, lady! *cheers you on*
darkhavens: crossed legs [me]darkhavens on April 17th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D

Here's hoping I didn't just jinx myself. *snerk*
flaky_mod on April 17th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
I'm a believer in your magic! *thumbs up*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hp; bloody [me]literati on April 17th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
I'm glad your muse is back, baby! *smishes*

Here's hoping for more obscure pairings! I hope all my Snape/Greebo warnings aren't leaking into your brain and percolating. 'Cause that would be bad. >.>
darkhavens: garfield and pooky [literati]darkhavens on April 17th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
*smooches you and hides the Greebo fic*