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*crawls out of her comfy Introvert Hole* Hullo world!  =D 

Karate continues to be brutal, but I think I may survive the experience. Maybe. Yesterday, we spent most of the lesson learning self-defense moves (specifically, what to do if someone bigger and stronger grabbed you by the wrists or arms), and the first suggestion the teacher had was to spit in their face. Hehe, this is one I wouldn’t mind testing out on Eric (along with foot-stomping, screaming, and kneeing him)… No, honestly, I lurv my little brother. I do. *bg*

Switching to the next random thought… I dreamt up a story last night. Literally, that is. Right now, I’m really have trouble sorting out exactly how much of it I really, honest-to-God dreamt, and how much of it I half-made-up while I was half-asleep in the shower (pre-coffee, ya know). I still can’t decide if the whole story idea is simply lame, a subconscious echo of some Robin Hood/Ivanhoe/George McDonald story crossover idea (with a little bit of wacky Nef-ishness thrown in for good measure), or if it is just not worth all the time I’ve spent pondering it. Or maybe…it’s BLOODY BRILLIANT! Mwahaha. Right…probably a little bit of first three and none of the last. (And obviously I’ve been watching too much SGA lately, ‘cause I’m starting to talk like Carson Beckett… =P ) But it’s fun, so who cares! I love dreams, and if nothing else, this was a really fun one to dream.I remember the whole ordeal feeling very angsty and dramatic. And for some reason I seemed to “be” the self-sacrificing, heroic Captain of the Guard type character—go figure. And Cami was the equally heroic Prince (for whom said Captain was doing the self-sacrificing). Don’t ask me how that all works out, since both characters were male. It’s hard to explain, but it was really more like I was just seeing things through that character’s point of view, and I had the kind of sibling affection for the Prince in the story that I have for Cami in RL. Yeah, not exactly coherent, I know… O_o 

I think I’ve settled on filing it away in my plot-bunny folder, and waiting to see how it develops, or if it develops. The technicalities would hard to sort out, because although it really had more of an medieval England feel to it, rather than  fantasy, it certainly wasn’t historical… At any rate, it was fun. I would SO like to go back to sleep to night, and start back up right where it left of. “God, please, you can’t leave me on this CLIFFY! Let me keep dreaming about it tonight! Finish the story!” Hmm. Ongoing episodic, “to be continued” dreams? Interesting thought, no? As if I don’t look forward to bedtime enough. XD

Also—I’ve started Latin! Yet another something I’ve always wanted to try. It’s been quite fun, actually. Being a “dead” language, it’s also really comforting to know there won’t be any requests for me to “Say something!” to that virtual-stranger-who-knows-the-language-fluently… (Spanish was a nightmare, that way.)

Oh, and Cami got a LJ account! *huggles sis* Friend her! (It won't let me put a link to her for some reason, but her username is Imbecamiel.) She’s way more sane than me, I promise! He he… Though she’s still working on the whole setting-up-and-posting-on-a-LJ thing, so it might be a bit before there’s much to hear from her. ;)  


Date: 2007-10-19 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oo, I love it when dreams engender story ideas! But it's so seldom that I wake up and actually like the idea after my drowsiness has faded. Generally, that's when it seems incredibly lame, LOL. I do hope yours develops into something though, because it sounds awesome. (And I agree it would be totally cool if you could dream in a series. Cliffy one night, continuation the next.... :D)

Yaaaay, Latin!! Id amabis, mi amica! (Who says you can't "speak" Latin? :D)

Yes, I've friended Cami! I was wondering if she might ever get an LJ. Now I'm waiting for her to post something. *nudges her* :D

Date: 2007-10-20 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Eh, I'm feeling less hopeful about this particular dream being anything "brilliant", as time goes on. *shrugs* At any rate, I did write down an outline of it, so it shant be lost. =)

LOL, I know you _can_ speak Latin...I'm just hoping I won't run into quite so many native-Latin-speakers, as was the case with Spanish. XD Of course, someday (once I actually know how to say more than "the girl jumps" or "the dog and the boy are walking", that is), we'll have to try IMing in Latin. =D

I shall go forthwith and poke Cami until she posts something. *bg* (At the moment I think she's still struggling with the journal-christening dilemma... =))

Date: 2007-10-20 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, maybe you can just get character ideas, or setting ideas from the dream...generally, that's all I can salvage from dream-generated story ideas, but it's cool to at least have a jumping off place.

LOL, nope, don't think I run into that many native Latin-speakers.... IMing in Latin! That would be hilarious. The ultimate nerd experience. :D

Ack, journal-christening is a pain. I still don't like the title of mine, and I'm waiting for something more apt to strike me, but it hasn't yet. I do hope she posts soon though... :D

Date: 2007-10-21 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"The ultimate nerd experience. :D"--LOL! Right up there with getting all fan-girly over Star Trek TOS. XD (So...does this mean we could create the ultimate, ultimate nerd expirience by discussing Spock, Kirk, and McCoy in Latin, via IM? *bg*)

Date: 2007-10-22 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL, that would be the ultimate nerd experience! Hmm, I wonder how you'd convert the names so they'd actually work Latin, since there's no "K" in Latin.... Spocius? Kirk and McCoy would be harder. :D LOL, it's actually rather hilarious, trying to use Latin to talk about modern things....

We nerds must band together, of course. :D

Date: 2007-10-20 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I still can’t decide if the whole story idea is simply lame, a subconscious echo of some Robin Hood/Ivanhoe/George McDonald story crossover idea (with a little bit of wacky Nef-ishness thrown in for good measure), or if it is just not worth all the time I’ve spent pondering it. Or maybe…it’s BLOODY BRILLIANT!

Of course it's brilliance. Anything from Nef is ALWAYS that. Nothing else. And from me is all insanity...

Date: 2007-10-20 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"And from me is all insanity..." Oh yeah, right, mellon-nin--this from the authoress who won third place in Teitho. Congrats on that bit of prize-winning "insanity". *bg*

Date: 2007-10-20 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But I tied with two other people. *grin*
And insanity did fuel it--I wrote it in two else could I have done it?

Date: 2007-10-21 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tied for third place? Oh, well, in _that_ case... =P (Seriously, I've read the thing, so there's no way you're gonna be able to convince me it's anything but terrific--and a total tear-jerker. ;-))

Date: 2007-10-26 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*blush* No way to convince you, huh?
Thanks, Nef.

btw, I was never good with persuading/convincing people about anything. *g*

Date: 2007-10-24 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Karate is awesome! I really wanna take some kind of self defense, and I feel a sort of distant pride in people who do, for some odd reason. So, good for you! ;)

Latin! Hurrah! I know what you mean about Spanish. Everyone I talked to about the classes I was taking that semester were disgustingly fluent in Spanish. *pouts* Made me feel like a total know-nothing.

Date: 2007-10-25 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think Karate will seem more awesome as it goes along...once I actually get some muscle. Man. Am. I. Sore. I'm so sore, _sitting_ hurts. *moans*

Learning grammar in a different language is what always kills me... Getting the vocabulary can be fun. I guess that means, as far as forign laguages, I'm doomed to forever sound like a three-year-old. XD

Date: 2008-01-02 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*poke* You alive, there? :D Long time, no talky! Where you at?

Date: 2008-01-06 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, being poked makes me feel so loved. *squeezehuggle* I'm afraid I won't be able to keep this down to too concise a reply, but here goes... ;)

Cami told you about the car accident, everyting that's been going on the last month, and then the craziness we've recently had in regards to mom's health--so that would be the reason it's taken me so long to respond to you here. =P Other than that...well, it's just been a tough couple of months. Writing-wise, I've really been at a stand-still, and I guess that's kinda resulted in me being a bit depressed about online stuff in general. =/ My muse has been popping up a little more often lately, so maybe I'll actually get writing a bit more.

At any rate, I'm sorry I've been so absent on the SNWCG 'n all, I just haven't had much energy for that lately. Hopefully things will begin to settle down soon.

(And how's that for an e-mail sized response to a short question. Heh... =))


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