Finally got my posting date for the T’hy’la Bang story. It’s June 22nd. Yaoichan12’s is June 23rd. So we aren’t first but we aren’t last either. I did manage to write a bit more and I have to have it pretty much done by the end of this month. It will be. I don’t have that much to go.
As you know I finished Cadet Ashayam and my next plan is to finish Nine Lives too. I’m already very much itching to begin fleshing out Vanik’s story, aptly named, The Matchmaker. It will be part of my Starfleet Academy series.
I plan to continue a few threads of flashes for the June flashes, so stay tuned for that.
I must admit there are some really fantastic stories on AO3 right now and it’s a little intimidating. I love it as a reader but as a writer, yeah, I’m a little envious. Ah, well. Such is life I suppose. There is always someone better than each of us at something or other I guess!
I bought myself a desk. Don’t recall if I mentioned this. But I had been at my dining room table for six weeks working from home. I have two monitors. So every single weekend I had to take my equipment down off the dining room table just so we could have a dining room table. My stuff took up a huge amount of it. Six weeks of this.
So I broke down and got a desk for about $220. It’s you know cheap Ikea type furniture, but it works. I’m off the dining room table and by the cat box, ha ha, but it is what it is. I figure I will be here at least another six weeks maybe more, so…desk it was.
We also bought a little bistro set for our patio so we can sit out there this summer and enjoy since we can’t really go anywhere. Things are starting to open up slowly but we figured sprucing up our patio was rather overdue anyway.
This weekend is Memorial Day weekend already. So it’s three days off for me and I’ll stop work at 1 on Friday like I would have if I’d been at the office but now I won’t have to walk home. I have a special flash for that Monday too.
And that’s the news that’s fit to print!
May 19, 2020 at 9:53 am
Wow to everything. Especially that THIS is Memorial Day weekend. I totally thought it was another week. Love your patio and the plants. I used to have a sunroom with plants, all walls full of windows and doors. It wasn’t large, but I loved it. Way more than any other room in my house. The cowpatty golf course, 12th hole, was right behind me, all those geese I showed you in pictures. And all that broken glass from golfers with a mean slice. At least 40 golfballs in my backyard every week, each with giant dog teeth imprints, as he thought they were all playing catch with him and didn’t understand why they didn’t keep up the game.
Sorry, got lost in memories there. It seems like forever, but it was only a few years ago.
So that’s exciting to get your date. Have you seen your artwork yet? I’m just beside myself in anticipation to see it all come together. I mean, it seems like you started this journey years ago. Think of all that’s happened since we nagged you (or was that just me) into doing the Bang. If you knew then what you know now, would you still have participated?
So we get your Bang production instead of WW84 for June. A fitting substitution, I’m thinking. And I think I can put it in the bank that Chris won’t die in your fic! ha
I’m also all tingly inside for the Vanik story. I fell in love with that plot from the first few paragraphs of the Christmas fic. If all fics are gold, this one is titanium and diamonds.
At least your writing will make what might be a tough summer a whole lot more tolerable!
Yeah, there’ll always be “greater and lesser” than you, as Nimoy quoted on his album but also in a video as an older man:
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May 19, 2020 at 7:09 pm
May 19, 2020 at 10:44 am
Nope not a word since she said she’d do the check in for us but she had until May 31 to submit her first sketch I believe. I don’t think I will do it next year if there is one. I hate not being able to post when I want to. I had that problem before. I’m always so excited to get things up and see reactions and share my love of spirk with everyone that I can hardly stand it. It’s an interesting experience though.
Yes I do remember you saying you were by a golf course! that would always be my fear living by one.
Yep Memorial Day weekend already. Time is flying by.
I am excited to begin work on Vanik too. I already know how I want to start it but I would like to finish the Bang story before I even look to start it, not to mention Nine Lives. But I am anticipating I can have the first chapter ready by the beginning of June to post!
May 19, 2020 at 1:23 pm
I’m excited to see your Big Bang story. Question- will the entire story come out on one day? I think I need to take vacation around then. Lol! Kidding, not kidding.
The only part of Memorial Day weekend I have off, is Sunday. But it’s something. My husband got a dumpster, do we can throw out stuff. I feel we won’t have the time to really get it full and I’m terrible at parting with old things! Yikes.
Enjoy your weekend off!!
May 19, 2020 at 1:46 pm
The whole thing all at once. So I have chapters for mine, but I will put them all in draft and post the whole darn thing in one day. I might remove the chapters to make it easier, but yes, all at once. 🙂
May 19, 2020 at 1:28 pm
BTW I love your computer screens! I’d never get any work done with this in front of me though. Love your patio. Looks cozy. 😘
May 19, 2020 at 1:46 pm
When I am in the office it’s the Enterprise ship but I figure at work I can have Captain Kirk LOL
May 19, 2020 at 5:15 pm
Yay for getting our dates! Can’t wait to read yours and see the art that goes with it 🙂
Looking forward to all your updates. Love the title for Vanik’s story 😀 perfect
I’m behind with reading. I started a friend’s witcher story then forgot to read the new chapters she updated. Will get back to it eventually. I’m waiting to read the Man of War fanfic until its complete as is the art for. I love fuzzy’s art style. Would love to see them do a whole spirk comic and publish it
yay for new desk. Yeah, my friend has a set up like yours and its in her dining room. they just don’t get in there at all lol
Pretty desktop background ^-^ and the star trek mouse!
thanks for sharing!
and news fit to print…makes me curious of the news that’s not fit to print LOL
May 19, 2020 at 7:07 pm
Yeah I look forward to seeing the art as well. I’m inching toward being done. I think by the end of Memorial Day Weekend I will call it finished and send it to the Beta. Yeah I don’t want to be in the dining room and M hated me being there. Bitched constantly about it. Man of War is fantastic. Especially the art. But really my absolute favorite story right now is The Greatest of These and she only has like 2 chapters left. So good!
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May 19, 2020 at 7:01 pm
How did I not see this till just now??
I love the desk set up. I know you hate working from home but at least you’ll be comfortable doing it yeah?
I can’t wait for the bang story. I’m very much looking forward to it. You have no idea. Or maybe you do 🙂
I totally understand the feeling of not feeling good enough. So I’ll remind you you’re amazing and we love your words. You make magic. I wish I was as good as you. Keep it up okay?
And you know how much I love the bistro table!
May 19, 2020 at 7:09 pm
Yeah it’s nice having a desk. We really have no clue yet when we will be back in the office but one of my bosses hinted at fall (like TG so we shall see). It’s nuts. Like I said I think I should have it all done this weekend. And then it really drives me absolutely NUTS having to wait to post it on June 22nd. NUTS lol
May 20, 2020 at 2:35 am
Hehe, good for you that you don’t have to move your screens anymore. Our dining room table is hubby’s desk at the moment, there just isn’t enough room in the house otherwise, considering we need space for four work places at the moment. I actually have a “meeting” with my team leader this afternoon to get a status of how it’s going, maybe she’s got more info about when we’re going back. Considering they’re opening my country step by step, it might happen sooner than expected. Although I think it might be after summer.
I have to admit I am looking forward to the BB. I understand that as a writer and because you work on several stories at the same time, you prefer to control your own posting. I am trying to not read stories before they’re finished. One reason is the obvious risk that people don’t finish the stories, but the other is that I tend to forget if it’s a long time between postings and then I have to re-read a lot. Which sometimes is fine, but often takes a lot of time. So, if I find a story I like, I tend to follow it and wait until it’s done. 🙂 But I get that it’s frustrating to have the story done and not be able to post it.
May 20, 2020 at 7:21 am
Yes I definitely like to control my own posting
Yeah as my office is in the city of Los Angeles, we are at the mercy of the local La government and they are in no hurry. That’s why we were speculating with our boss that we’d not be back there until the fall. Where I live is opening up a little faster but my work situation is different. My desk is where the Christmas tree would go during the holidays. So we’ll see how that works. Being at the dining room table sucks so I sympathize with your husband!
May 20, 2020 at 1:28 pm
Lol! Hi 👋 Mary here!! See above comment(s) from me. 🤷🏻♀️ IDK! lol!!
No sign of opening up where I am. We still haven’t made the open up grade(or whatever they’re calling it!) yet.
Hoping that my girls’ colleges open in the Fall! I don’t know how much more of distance learning they (or I watching them doing it) can stand!!! 🤦🏻♀️
May 20, 2020 at 1:32 pm
LOL I wondered who Mary was! 😀
If you want, and feel more comfortable, I can delete that comment. Just let me know!
May 20, 2020 at 1:33 pm
And yes I am loving the spirk stuff!!
May 20, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Yeah delete my comment.
I’ve copied my comment and reposted it here. Don’t know why that happened. 🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
– I’ve been reading those Spirk stories too. Enjoying seeing those two in s variety of different stories. Keeps my mind occupied and off of reality as much as possible. Definitely something I need these days. Really looking forward to seeing the Big Bang stories (and artwork) from yaoichan and you, Ivan. 😘💚❤️
May 20, 2020 at 8:53 pm
You are welcome and it’s gone.
Any time anyone wants something deleted, just let me know. It make take me a few hours to see that you want it gone, but I will get to it.
If you aren’t reading The Greatest of These by CatAdams(or CateAdams I forget, please do). I am reading Man of War and others too.
Spirk is life 🙂
May 21, 2020 at 10:41 pm
Spirk is indeed life. And yes I’m following those stories too. I’m not all caught up on them though. RL, you know! Lol!
Although RL sucks!
Today’s shit storm :
I worked last night (I’m off tonight) and my facility has started to test by nasal swab All the residents (aka patients). They’ve only done about a random 20 or so, non-symptomatic ones. Welp towards the end of last night’s overnight shift, the lab results of that group loaded onto the website we use and 7 came back positive! Only one is showing any signs of sickness. So we had to arrange to start to move them to the “Covid” unit. I left at 10am 2 hours after my shift ended, (it ends at 8am) after taking care of other, unrelated to Covid issues, transferring of a resident to the hospital.
But hey I survived.
Then the other shoe drops.. I got a call out from a evening floor registered nurse in tears at 8 o’clock in the morning today (the time that I’m supposed to leave for the day).
She was calling out for Friday evening because she’s stressed after making a minor medication error. She called out for Friday evening, because she thought working Friday evening and then coming back in eight hours to work the day shift would stress her out even more.
but said she would still work the 2 extra shifts that she picked up on Saturday and Sunday day shift which is not her shift to work.
And then I got a text today from the assistant Director of Nursing saying I shouldn’t have Accepted the call out. And that either I or the nurse who called out would have to work the shift. That is absolutely not what our policy states.
That doesn’t even sound legal! How can they refuse a call out with 31 hours advance warning?
Sorry for venting to you. But I’ve been crying all day since I got this text. Right now I’m just ignoring it. My plan, which seems poor, is that Im saying didn’t get the text, cause my phone was glitching. Can’t believe they think it’s acceptable to refuse a call-out until I’ve got it covered by another staff member! Like WTF?!
Getting back to the Spirky stuff: I’m reading this story, which is part of a series.
one equal temper of heroic hearts
By celebros. Love this quote, from Chapter 16:
“…this is what it’s like to have a partner, to trust someone, to love someone, not to be able to hurt them even when it seems like it would be easier than honesty..”
With that thought, I’ll say bye.
May 22, 2020 at 6:53 am
I’m sorry for all the work trouble, that sucks