NaNoWriMo

Nov. 2nd, 2010 02:59 pm
amariahellcat: (dreamer)
So, um... I'm going to attempt NaNo this year, though I'll very likely, ah, fail. Because, you know, work and school and everything else will likely get in the way, but I'm still going to try.

If only because I totally have a concept to work with for once, and it's an excuse to work with said concept when I should really be focusing on publishing Faeriestone and working on Faerietale. Oh well, we'll see how this goes.

First things first; I reaaaally need to name the main character, because dreams suck at providing names for people. I'm tempted to call her Cassandra because it seems to fit but that's my name and the last thing I want to do is to base her at all off myself ffffffffffffff u_u;;;
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INTERESTING FACT OF THE WEEK: NEXT WEEK IS READING WEEK. I DO NOT WANT TO BE IN CLASS RIGHT NOW. FUCK LIFE HURRY UP AND LET THE WEEK END WILL YOU. ESPECIALLY SINCE I FEEL REALLY DIZZY RIGHT NOW AND CAN'T EVEN FOCUS ON WHAT MY PROF IS SAYING.
amariahellcat: (smile dammit)
KAY SO, MY GOALS FOR TOMORROW:

FINISH AS MUCH OF MY GODDAMN MEDIEVAL ESSAY AS I CAN WHILE IN PETERBOROUGH BEFORE THEATRE CLASS
GO TO THEATRE CLASS AND NOT GO CRAZY
MAYBE CATCH THE 12:45 BUS FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE
IF NOT THEN DO HOMEWORK STUFF TILL 2:40 THEN CATCH THE BUS HOME
DO UH OTHER SCHOOL SHIT PLUS MAKE HALLOWEENISH MSN BANNER

SOUH YAY HERES HOPING I MANAGE TO DO ALL THIS LOLOLOL
amariahellcat: (pissyfaec)
Want to know why Cass is either MIA or not responding much online? Here's my weakly schedule:

Monday: WORK
Tuesday: Class 2-5, run home get food, class 6:30-8:20 OR 6:30-7:50
Wednesday: Lecture 11-12, do readings, Seminar 2-4, run home get food, Class 6:30-8:30 or LONGER sometimes
Thursday: Get up at 6, GO bus to Peterborough, get there at 8:30, do readings, class 10-12:50, one hour break, performance work till like TEN AT NIGHT, GO bus home, home by like 11:30 (haven't had to stay yet but I know I will soon)
Friday: WORK
Saturday/Sunday: WORK/HOMEWORK

So uh, yeah. That's why. @______@
amariahellcat: (Default)
For now, all I can say is that I wish shit would stop happening ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Like, UGH, the LAST thing I need right now is for my car to die on me... AGAIN. All I know at the moment; parked at school, pulled up NORMALLY on the ebreak, and BAM, it comes ALL THE WAY UP. So no more ebreaks. AND my check engine light is suddenly on. GODAMMIT SUNFIRE STOP BREAKING I KNOW YOU'RE OLD BUT GOD ;______; Daddy's gonna check it out for me in between classes but I might have to steal his truck and run home to print my assignment thats due tonight and to, yknow, GET FOOD, cause unfortunately 2 HOURS isn't much time @_@ Gaaaaaah

NEVER MIND DADDY WORKED HIS MAGIC AND THE CARS OKAY YAY <3
amariahellcat: (smile dammit)
So, I started school again two weeks ago, and this is basically the journal to explain what I'm dreading, what I like, why I'm dreading things, what's going to suck, and so on and so forth. The reason for the title of the entry is because it is, in a way, the beginning of the end; the beginning of my last year of school, ever, for which I sincerely thank god.  So, I'm going to kinda... section it out, yknow, to make it easier to understand? So here we go:

Tuesdays
Now, Tuesday is my first day of class every week; it has also been deemed 'awesome' day as of the first week of school. Why? For several reasons. Let's go in order; my first class of the day is Studies in Shakespeare with Joel Baetz (2nd year ENG), which I originally thought I would dread. This has turned out to not be the case; first off, Joel is hilarious and seems like an all around cool guy. We spent the whole first class playing a game to introduce ourselves to each other and to him, and second class talking about Midsummer Night's Dream and other related info. The class also has a minimum amount of assignments, all of which should be fairly easy to complete. This class runs from 2-5, though he let us go at 4 both times so far.

My second class on Tuesday is from 6:30-8:20 lecture every two weeks, and then only 6:30-7:50 the other weeks for seminar; this class is Utopia: Future Fiction (3rd year CUST) with Graham Murphy, who I've had every year since I started, literally. My friend Carey actually joked during introductions that me and her have been 'creeping on all Grahams classes since the start' since his class first year was where we met, to which Graham just laughed. Now, I can literally tell you all the assignments in this class: one essay each semester, one seminar presentation that I'm doing with a friend. That's it. There's also two mini-in-class-quizzes, but that's it. Graham is like my savior when it comes to homework loads, I swear.

Wednesdays
Now, first week, I THOUGHT I WAS going to be dreading Wednesdays, but now I can tell it's not going to be as bad as I'd thought.

My first class is Foundations in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (2nd year ENG) with Prof. Drake, and is split into lecture from 11:10-12, and seminar from 2-4, roughly speaking. When I first started, I thought it was going to be horrible; the assignments looked like a pain, there was so much info to take in, I just felt overwhelmed. Now I see that's not going to be the case. We have two smaller essays each semester, and one small assignment each semester, plus exams; that's really not to bad. Plus, prof Drake is actually pretty interesting during seminar, despite the fact that he's very monotone.

My second class is Music and Society (2nd year CUST) with Michael Morse from 6:30-8:30ish, who talks way to frigging fast but is pretty entertaining/interesting. Plus, again, even though there's a number of smaller assignments, they don't seem very hard, so it shouldn't be an issue. The main issue in this class is going to be making sure I'm awake enough to keep up with him, haha.

Thursdays
Now, this class is probably going to be annoying no matter what I do, but I'll get through it. This is my only Peterborough class, ever, and it's also my only other 3rd year course, Theatre in the 20th Century (CUST) with Diana Manole, who is Romanian and has an... interesting accent. Unfortunately, its a credit I need to graduate at the end of the year, so I have to take it. When I took the course, I assumed; oh, we'll be looking at various 20th century play texts and discussing them and writing papers and stuff. Uh, no. I have to act. In a group with people I don't know. Fuck my life.

The two papers we have in this class are going to be annoying as well, as we need secondary research. I hate secondary research; I'm a very English-paper person, I'm good at bullshitting English essays in two hours max and getting pretty good grades. I have an issue doing secondary research, and it always drives me insane. I'll get through this class, I'm sure, but it might kill me by the end.

In General, though the new Oshawa campus is pretty nice, I wish they'd just left us at the Durham/UOIT campus for one more year. Why? There aren't any plugs in the classrooms. At least, none that are readily accessible to students. And when your laptop is an 03 that's battery life is, at max, two hours? You need an outlet. I've been forced to shut down my laptop before it hits hibernate and chicken scratch my notes in a notebook for the end of class, which I have to type out later anyways. It's a paaaaaain, but I'll survive.

Upside, parking is free, I get free use of all Oshawa buses, and I can go swimming at the Civic and Legend centers anytime I want once I get my student pass figured out.

Downside, bus to Peterborough is going to kill me; I'm going to have to go way before class and come home way after class in order to use the GO bus. And why aren't I driving? Well, let's just say that the main campus is FUCKING RETARDED and I NEVER EVER EVER WANT TO DRIVE ON IT AGAIN EVER. Also, my poor little Sunfire doesn't sound normal anymore, and I'm terrified if I strain the engine to much it's going to die on me for good, so I'm not taking it out of Oshawa for a while.

Otherwise, should be able to survive this year, WHILE HOPEFULLY being able to keep up with my writing and other stuff. ANY I LOVE YOU GUYS AND FEEL FREE TO PING ME ON AIM OR MSN IF YOU WANT TO TALK LIKE SRSLY I SUCK AT PAYING ATTENTION TO MESSENGERS I'M SORRY ;____;
amariahellcat: (Default)
So I have a huge-ass rant to post up about my first week or school, but that'll hafta wait till I feel like typing it out again. Right now, I'm just annoyed and a little disheartened. Recently I've been trying to get in touch with an old friend of mine from the states that I haven't heard from in about a year now; she just seemingly dropped off the face of the net.

I've emailed her once, and I even tried to find her on facebook/google (but they ended up sending me to someone with the same name that WASN'T her), and I haven't had luck. I'm really sad about this; I'd like to know what's happened to her :(
amariahellcat: (smile dammit)
So I haven't posted on here in a while, and I figured I'd may as well lay out what I'm doing for the rest of the summer. It is and isn't going to be busy, but the few things I'm doing should be fun! (I'm hoping)

This week is fairly tame, I guess; I worked today and I work tomorrow, but I'm off weds thru friday. Wednesday is sleep-in-and-not-care-about-anything day (except I have to wash sheets). Thursday I might be going to my dads cottage for the day, which will be awesome as it means swimming and such ♥ It all depends on whether two of my friends get back from New Brunswick early enough or not, because I don't want to go without them. Friday is pay day! Which means I'll be buying my manga allowance for the month, maybe a new outfit, and paying off ye olde mastercard.

Then I work Sat/Sun, but I also have the house to myself cause Mom and Glen are headed to Niagara~ So I get to hang out with my pup lol. Sunday is also our last anime marathon day of the summer~! We'll be finishing off Code Geass R2 and possibly starting Baccano, annnd if I don't work monday they'll be sleeping over but idk my schedule yet so bleh.

Next Saturday I'm going to see the BackstreetBoys Live, bitch~ My first concert ever, hurray~! Should be fun. And then the weekend after that I'm going away to the cottage (not my dads) for a week. Which... I am and am not looking forward to. It was fun last week but I'm one of those people who hates being away from home for a long period of time u___u; And I prob won't go next year cause I'll need to start paying back OSAP cause I'm going into my LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL EVER in September. Speaking of I should see if booklists are up oops >>;;;
amariahellcat: (Default)
So just got my top wisdom teeth out and then took a like, two hour nap, I think. Right side has a bit of a dull ache but that's it; I'm just tired I guess. I had the bottom ones out like four years ago and they were worse because a)I had braces, and b)they were deeper in, I guess; thankfully these ones didn't taken nearly as long so all should be good. I hope.

I don't work till Tuesday at least so I have some days to recuperate first ;;

Anime North

Jun. 7th, 2010 01:23 pm
amariahellcat: (Default)
I finally has internetz!!!! But can't post much at the moment cause my basement is still a huge mess AND my xbox crapped out on me so I need to send it for repairs. However, let it be known that ANIME NORTH WAS FUCKING AWESOME and the photoshoot was way to much fun. So till I can manage a full post, heres a pic for you:

amariahellcat: (cranky)
Hey all, this is basically just a note to say that you likely won't see much of me till after Anime North (since that's when we should be all moved and set up at the townhouse by) because I'm likely going to be dismantling my main computer tomorrow after work and my time here on the laptop will be little between moving, working, and being completely exhausted (I'm literally running off of grape juice and energy drinks right now).

So here's wishing everyone the best, and I'll update once we're moved and I'm back from AN. Ciao <3
amariahellcat: (smile dammit)
I turn 20 in four days.

....this still really isn't registering in my mind properly. It doesn't feel like May, let alone close to my birthday or AN. I don't think it's really registered that we're moving again, either, even though our apartment is slowly filling with boxes yet again. I'm excited to move, and to paint and have the basement to myself, but I'm just... not thinking about it, I guess? I donno.

ATM, nothing major has changed; cars fine, packing's fine, families fine, Scampers fine, work is... standable, and I'm getting more hours, so overall its fine. I just... donno.

I've gotten into the Sims2 again, so blame that for my non-existance on messengers and the like. I just don't really seem to feel up to doing anything legit (such as writing or contacting agencies). Huh. Might be the summer like weather at the beginning of May, who knows.
amariahellcat: (update)
Hey, guys. I've been meaning to do an update for some time, and now that school is finally over for the year I figured it was a good time to do it (especially since my last update was in Feb). In order to keep myself sane, I'm going to go by month, so here we go:

End of February
During Reading Week, I finally managed to finish Faeriestone! Not just work on it, I finished it! 22 chapters and I don't remember how many words later, the first book of Ama's canon was completed. I also finished the first chapter of the second book, Faerietale, around this same time, worked on my cosplay a bit more. The rest of February was mainly me working on assignments/reading for school as usual.

March
At the beginning of March I went to book my G test (full drivers license) for the end of April, but found out there were no spots then. Instead, I booked it for early morning on March 18th, and worked on my high-way driving for days before hand. Now around then my car had begun leaking coolant, so I was constantly having to fill that up on a two-to-three daily basis. On the 18th, I completed (and passed!) my G test, only to have the car start to leak more the day after. Dad took it to check it out, and at first declared it scrap (again) because it would cost to much to fix it for how old it was. Mom came to the rescue and made him check prices for the parts, and once purchased he began work on the car.

 It was also around this time that I sent out my first query letter to a literacy agent about Faeriestone, and when all my final projects were due. We also began to pack, because guess what? We're moving again! As of the first of June, we'll be in a townhouse that Mom's friend offered to rent her for a really good price that she can afford now that Glenn is living with us. I get the whooooole basement to myself (it has a full bedroom, living area, and full bathroom~!)

April
It was around the second week of April that I got my car back, running as good as it did when I first got it (no noise or anything!!) I have also just finished exams and am now done school for four months till September, which means I'll be working a lot more (hopefully). Anime North is coming up fast, and I turn twenty in about two weeks (omg). This year has been both stressful and joyful, so I guess I'll just have to wait and see how things turn out in the end.

I should actually be on messengers more often now, but I make no promises. I hope things are going well for everyone, and I'm glad to be back, in some respect :)
amariahellcat: (smile dammit)
1. If you're on my friends list, I want to know 36 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet or long and detailed, it's all good.

2. Comment here with the answers, and repost the questionnaire to your own journal.


amariahellcat: (smile dammit)
So the trip to the vet was... probably the most calm we've ever had (Scamper hates the vet). First off, pup does have tapeworm, but the vet gave him a shot that should have it cleared out of his system in a few days so that's nothing to worry about. Second, he got both his rabies shot and his nails clipped today, and it was the most calm I have ever seen him during either activity.

Vet also said that the little red spot on his leg is likely just a scab where he's pricked himself on something outside, and that he's very healthy for his age. (Scamp will be 14 in July <3 ) So yay for healthy puppy!

Atm we've given him some treats to make up for taking him to the vet and are working on making stew for dinner (so I might not be online till later). I also finished hemming my costumes sleeves earlier so all thats left to do is to make a slit in the back for the wings, yay! <3
amariahellcat: (Default)
We think Scamper might have worms. Either way, we're taking him to the vet when I get out of class tomorrow because he needs his nails cut and his rabies shot anyways. Here's hoping that either he doesn't, or that it'll be easy to treat him and have him back to full health. He'll be 14 in July; there's no way we're letting his health go down if theres anything we can do to stop it.
amariahellcat: (terter)
GUYSGUYSGUYS

THREE CHAPTERS AND I'M DONE FS

FWEEEEEEEE~
amariahellcat: (smile dammit)
I'm almost done Faeriestone; I've got five chapters left to write (it'll be 22 chapters when finished). I love how it's turned out, how the characters have ended, how everything has progressed. I have two people betaing it for me, and both they and one other have all loved the story as it has unfolded, and it's made me happy to write it.

 But the closer it gets to being complete, the more anxious I've been getting, because when it's done that means I have to start trying to get it published. That terrifies me.

I've heard of all the difficulties; I've read websites going on about how to get yourself published. I've even looked at self publishers, but those all seem to not only cost an arm-and-a-leg, but to be full of scams and horror stories. I know my best bet is to find an agent and then work with them to get a publisher, but I hate talking to people. I don't like trying to sell myself, or my work, and that's exactly what I'll have to do.

Just thinking about it is making me anxious and tense, and that's the last thing I need while I'm still in the middle of school.

 I've also been making myself frames the past few days, and they're fun and have been turning out really pretty. But last night my mom suggested maybe trying to make a little profit off my frames and door signs and the like,  and after looking into entrepreneurship a bit today I see even that is hard to do.

Why is it everything I'm good at is hard to use as a career? I'd really like to just win a million and disappear from the world now, I swear.
amariahellcat: (pissyfaec)
 I give up. I swear to frigging God I give the fuck up. No matter what I do it seems like something has to happen that is just completely ridiculous and ugh.

 So I'm surviving school and I've got things mapped out, yay hurrah whatev. And a friend who wasn't going to be coming to AN said she might be able to so I gave her till the end of January to figure things out because yknow she's my friend and it'd be cool if she came and as far as I knew no one had any issues with that etc. etc.

So then I sent out an update saying what was going on and yada yada didn't really expect any replies. What I got instead was an email from the same goddamn person who I've ranted about here before saying that oh, if that person comes she won't pay for my other friends hotel like she promised to because that friend would hang out with the other friend and omfg.

To me, that is just.... completely and utterly immature. If you've promised someone you're going to do something, you don't just yank it away because something happened you don't like. What the hell. I am never doing a big group for AN again, ever. Fuck.
amariahellcat: (terter)
HEY GUYS

I BEAT TLF

AND MY MOM GOT TRANSFERRED TO A CLOSE STORE

HELL YUS

(ALSO TLF ISN'T AS BAD AS I WAS EXPECTING IT TO BE BUT IT'S NOT AS GOOD AS 1-3 BUT HEY I ENJOYED IT SO WHATEV ALSO WTF SKYHEED WAS THE EASIEST BOSS BATTLE IN THE GAME????)

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