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Image by Ramunas Geciauskas on Flickr
Image by Ramunas Geciauskas on Flickr.

So Rincredulous sent me a link to a very interesting challenge. It was quite simply, 100 topics to write about when you hit a block. However, while chatting with her, she suggested I do both short story and themed blog post (the result of which you can read here) but that’s neither here nor there.

So if you’re wondering, here’s my chosen 100 topics, taken straight from the 100theme challenge on DA. I might add a short story to it, I might not. Or maybe a blog post. We shall see.

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Original entry as appearing at Ink to Screen.

geminianeyes: Fran X Miles Double Team  (Fran X Miles Double Team)

Quick life updates, mainly as a reminder to self:

In the travel section:

  • Buy tickets for Angela Aki in Yokohama, Tentative concert date: 19 April. Tix sales open 1 March, 2014. I am now torn between buying tickets for the May concert instead of the April one. April’s closer but it also means more expensive plane tickets and accommodations. If I go for the May 10 concert, it’ll be in Hokkaido and there’s a public holiday I can use to save my leaves. Decisions decisions.
  • Look up accommodations based on the places mentioned above

In the writing/reading section:

  • Review Christian Jacq’s books. Just finished Tree
  • Finish Suara. Going to try a new method; writing 10k words per quest instead of letting myself ramble. I forgot you could write entire novels based on a single subquest. T_T
  • Continue with Bloodschild. Tentatively have started on Book 2, but it’s book 2 in the sense I’m done with introducing the characters and partially the boundaries of the world. What’s left is to impose actual rules on the use of magic in the story and its world. There’s also the fact that I probably need some sort of connective symbol between the three layers. (Stop making me typo, Naoko!)
  • Go through stack of Big Bad Wolf Books
  • Add interesting links to Pocket. I need to lessen the distractions at work
  • Write something for KL Noir: Blue. I have the glimmers of an idea, but what remains is to actually write it.

Personal stuff:

  • Obligatory aaaaaaaa Comic Fiesta is in how many days *runs like chicken with head off*
  • Time to cut my nails. Or maybe colour them, make them pop a bit for said CF.
  • Damn, Christmas is almost here? AAAA what to get for the parents???
  • Wow, the year is *finally* coming to an end. Unlike last year, this year feels really draggy.

Original entry as appearing at Ink to Screen.

Sofia the First

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 12:03 am
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So one of the things I did over the weekend was to watch cartoons over at the Disney Channel in the hotel room. The one that caught my eye was this series called “Sofia The First,” supposedly about a girl whose mother married into the royal family and then she became a princess.

At first I thought the series was pretty laudable. They made mention of the fact that she’s in a family with stepsiblings and a step-parent, but it started going downhill once they began emphasising on the fact that she was going to a Princess School.

The episode I caught was called “The Shy Princess” and it was as cliché as you could get. The Royals are paired off and they have to come up with an art project about “Their Dream Castle” which made me cringe. But hey, it’s aimed at kids, right?

So Sofia gets paired with this princess who’s supposed to be shy. The other kids at school often speculate and gossip about her, because no one seems to be able to talk to this girl. However, Sofia discovers that Vivian isn’t as bad as people makes her out to be. She just has “issues talking in public.”

Then Sofia discovers that music makes Vivian more confident of herself, and encourages Vivian to sing with her for their presentation. It goes well, and Vivian is suddenly accepted by everyone in the class, but particularly the “Queen Bee” clique of the school. I flipped tables.

Things that Disney got right in this episode were:

  • Gossiping kids
    We all know how cruel and imaginative kids can get when trash talking others. They got this one right, with the princesses speculating that Vivian’s parents were gnomes and she lived in a cave with bats and a dragon (They got the dragon bit right, at least).
  • Cliques
    The Queen Bee clique was made of 3 girls, with the usual “head honcho” girl and her two assistants. While they were not physically mean, they were also quite condescending and bullying, because they spoke bad about Vivian even though she was there.

What drove me crazy was this:

  • Vivian’s not “shy”
    Her anxiety at talking to others, how she tries to blend in with the background and her actual panic at talking to other people and hopelessness at her own self sounds more like she has anxiety issues and mild depression. She also shuts herself and literally runs away from people. That doesn’t sound like “shyness” to me. It sounds like Vivian has serious issues.
  • The solution? Express yourself!
    Sofia gets Vivian to “express” herself through her music. While seeking the approval of others. I… faceplanted.

Yes, I understand that this is a kids’ show and I probably shouldn’t overanalyse, but it really annoys me when things like these happen. Give me more Phineas and Ferb please.

Original entry as appearing at Ink to Screen.

December: To-Do!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 08:31 am
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Nanowrimo is almost over but not quite, so I’m still tentatively busy. In any case though, here be list of things for me to do in December!

- Monitor food intake better; need to tone my butt and hips down for Makoto
- Start proper running regime, or at least substitute with Pump It Up + Para
- Make breakfasts the day before

- Paint white boots yellow
- Wear said boots every day
- Look for Namie’s red miniskirt (in shops)
- Look for Namie’s green sweater (at home, I can’t find/do her actual top in shops)
- Get Exec Corset from Queen Chloset

- Company blog entries
- Nanonovel
- Life update
- Japan Update heh.

Also damnit, Facebook changed their URL for photos, so I need to relink all of those too. Sigh.

Original entry as appearing at Ink to Screen.

Another to do list

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 08:08 am
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Before I forget:

- Review of Ghost Trick, Golden Sun and Rockmelt
- Life updates
- Get new clothes for CNY
- Complete writing meme
- Write more, or at least work on TGP more. I like the middle but I’m not very happy with the beginning

Original entry as appearing at Ink to Screen.

Quick list

Monday, October 18th, 2010 06:28 am
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Things to do:

- Write the Factoidz for Nanowrimo, Malaysian food and guide on how to use Focuswriter
- Test Mom’s lappie
- Write another chapter of Sunlight Kisses
- Update Buttering Finances with review of Dungeon Treasures and

Original entry as appearing at Reach Into Your Soul.

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Just a reminder to self:

- Write entry on Otome games
- Clean up study desk, put some books up for sale, mop floor
- Read up on Selangor’s Freedom of Information Bill – Write article on how to use that once it’s confirmed


To be done when I wake up later: Replace current Seagate drive, install old harddisk, re-install Windows 7 and migrate things from Ele to Kuro, then put Kuro back on the floor after cleaning out the dust. Done!


Also, meme, since Max asked nicely, and Fenix posted the link earlier:


Original entry as appearing at Reach Into Your Soul.

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Stuff I need to write/edit:

1. Edit Nanonovels
Book 1: Key’s Twilight needs editing. It is also sitting on Zoho Writer because apparently GDocs can’t handle documents with more than 114,000 words. :D It’s over 512kb apparently. Basically it needs to be edited for flow, grammar check and spelling. Book 2: Key’s Kiss requires completion. At 53,000, it’s nowhere near done. I still need to actually get to the END of the books. And decide if I wanna make this year’s Nanonovel all about finishing the Key Trilogy.

2. Write Celefina
I have the ending, I have the opening. Now I need to actually write their stories. There’s five parts to this book and the setting is half inspired by Shadow of Colossus and Prince of Persia the movie (shows how bad the movie is that I want to rewrite the entire thing). I can get through the prologue, but the first arc is already making me go bwuH? :P

3. Begin Shieri
Interesting character that popped into the head one day. I may base her on a friend, because she seems to take quite a lot of personality traits from that friend. Including the sensitivity to spirits. 8D And the sex appeal. XD

Original entry as appearing at Reach Into Your Soul.

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Things to check and complete:

- Compile logic pieces that have appeared so far
- Compile list of clues
- Determine what happens after the second office scene
- Determine what exactly it is I want to do with the Kane family
- Figure out how to get Franziska and Miles into bed (NOT WITH ME!)

If this were a novel I’d be grinning. *tears hair out*

Original entry as appearing at Reach Into Your Soul.

Things to do

Monday, December 28th, 2009 10:29 am
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Quick list of things to do for the New Year:

  • Clean up the Resume page and redirect it to the new subdomain
  • Start on the Wikipedia entry for The Pixel Project
  • Send off Queen of Daggers to Keichii
  • Update and modify resume as needed

Original entry as appearing at Reach Into Your Soul.


Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 10:48 am
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Things to do:

- Fix Google Apache 404 page on site (plugin installed, htaccess needed???)
- Check if OpenDNS is interfering with me playing my online games, especially the Asian ones
- Go reread the 15 Wordpress hacks.
- Go see if email to post will work with WP 2.8
- Oh yes, send email to Govt to make passing Eng complusory to get SPM cert with higher passing standard.

To be added.

Original entry as appearing at Broken Shield and Sword.

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