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29 October 2007 @ 05:25 pm
Alex's Homecoming, a new kitty and an experiment  


I have had so much going on in RL lately. Everytime I got near my laptop (which I have NOT taken in yet), I kept thinking, 'oooh! I should post about that,' or 'I want to finish the next chapter of this and that' and when I would sit down, I would get interrupted or I knew I should be doing something more important.


Sometimes I think I should just write a post that says, 'gone fishin - will be back when I can,' but I don't want to and I want to stick around.

Anywho, my oldest daughter, Alex, went to her first Homecoming dance last Saturday night (not the one that just passed, but the one BEFORE - see? I'm so behind here).

Here she is in all her glory...

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Shane's mom was so excited about the whole thing and how cute they looked together, she was already picking out the colors for their wedding.

I don't think so...

Also, we got a new kitty! Someone abandoned a tiny little gray fur ball in our restaurant gazebo. The guys heard some meowing and went to investigate. What they found was the world's cutest kitten in a box. I took it home all the while saying, 'yep, we're not keeping this thing.' I showed it to Joe.

He said the same thing.

So the next thing I know, the kitten has taken up residence on Joe's collarbone, right under his chin and wouldn't leave. Not that Joe, you know, would let him.

SO, the next thing I know, I'm taking the kitten to a vet, who tells me the kitty's only about 4 weeks old, and that it has a cold. So for the next two weeks I was feeding it antibiotics and putting drops in its eyes while it slept on Joe.

It's official...it's part of the family now. The only thing we haven't done is name it - well actually, we haven't agreed on a name yet. I call it Psycho Kitty, Joe's been calling it Nero, Alex has been calling it Percy and Rowan and Donovan have been calling it Kitty.

So there you go. We'll have a cat with a split personality disorder on our hands soon enough. Here's some pics of the cute little guy:

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A real charmer!

I'm just about ready to post the questions up for discussion at my movie site, the_other_slash for the movie Halloween.

Oh yeah! I'm not sure if people have been following the debate on fb on the bjfic yahoo site but I think that both sides have valid points. (Of course, I haven't really read any bj fic lately so I'm not sure what the problem was).

My one problem with certain writers though is this: There are some writers who can write something everyday.

I can't do this. I mean, I can technically speaking, but I wouldn't want to post it. And I feel that some other writers have this affliction too.

Only the difference is that they post their writings.

Hey. I don't care. There are people who like that sort of thing and it's no skin off my back (ewww...where did that saying come from?). I just like to make sure what I put out there is something I could be proud of.

Yeah...don't laugh...even happy cannibals.

And when I say people who can post everyday, I'm not talking about people who write good fic AHEAD of time and then post a chapter every day or every other day. This means it was well thought out and written beforehand.

So...I've decided to try an experiment. I am going to set aside one half hour every night. (This will be my half hour in between checking to make sure Griffon's homework is done and reading to Rowan and Donovan). In that half hour, I will write.

Just write.

Not the good stuff (the stuff I should be writing - like Justin's Baby and an update of the cannibal fic - these I need quiet for and I'm just not getting it lately). But just write whatever comes into my head.

And then I'll post it and see what happens.

I'll call it my 'Badfic posting of the day.'

Just for fun.

Think of it as 'Adlibs on Acid' or something.

As always, you'll be allowed to leave whatever fb you want. To tell you the truth, you probably shouldn't even read it.

Could be fun. *shrugs shoulders*

If it's too much work to even write badfic, then we'll call that a failed experiment.

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Eileen: B/J-B&W-Brian kisses Justin's neckeileen_donovan on October 30th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
I've always wondered about that, Maria. Never in my life could I do something like that. My original draft is usually pure crap. And I know from experience as a beta and editor that the majority of writers have that same experience. That's why the art of editing is so important to the writing process!

Anyway, I look forward to your badfic posting!

Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Well, I just posted the prologue of my first experiment. *hides*

And yes, I think I go over and over the chapter again and again to make sure its perfect.

If it's a standalone, more so.

I get so tired of the 'I just got this bunny and started writing' thing they do. And it shows. And then there are people who praise them for it!

*shakes head*
(no subject) - eileen_donovan on October 30th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
my2cats: what's up docmy2cats on October 30th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC)

What a cute kitten.The look on his face...he could be a little trouble maker in the making,lol

Your daughter looks beautiful.So,no picking out china patterns yet?lol

I can't wait to read what you call *Bad fiction of the day*

Maria: B/J ILUslave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
We're in love with him too. :)

I knew it would happen.

No! No china yet! And thank you. :)

You can't wait? Well, badfic entry #1 has been posted.
bodleianbodleian on October 30th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
Alex and Shane look lovely and the kitten is gorgeous. It's obviously also very intelligent. It looks like it got your family wrapped around it's paw.
The writing experiment will be interesting. I'll be curious to see what you produce. Good luck.
Maria: Justin condomslave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
That kitty IS intelligent. I SWEAR it!!!!

Thank you. Alex looked great that night.

And yeah...Shane too. :P

You don't have to be curious for too long. The prologue is posted. :)
singlewoman: B/J kiss by paddiessinglewoman on October 30th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
Great picture of Alex and Shane, and I love her dress. The kitten is adorable, hey how about calling it Unk for Unknown Cat?

I agree, most people who post writing every day really shouldn't. But some people are that talented. I, for one, would love to read your writing.
Maria: B/J cha cha chaslave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Thank you!! :) The dress is very pretty, I agree.

I can just see calling it Unk. Everyone'll be like, another name?!?!?!

But some people are that talented. I, for one, would love to read your writing.

*blushes* You do have the right to rescind that comment at any time though. :)

The prologue is posted.
mdlawmdlaw on October 30th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Pretty kitty! m :D
Maria: kitty #2slave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
I know. :) Thanks!
Lisa: Cat eyes/Halloweenbrianswalk on October 30th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Alex and Shane look wonderful! I absolutely love her dress!

I used to have a kitten that looked just like that. We named him Phelps. We would sit him at one end of the coffee table and lift it, he would slide down and off, and then run around to the starting point again. Crazy cat. We also did a lot of drugs back then :)

I look forward to reading your daily badfic. Still probably better than most of what's out there!
Maria: Baby!Orlislave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
That dress is just to die for! And thank you!!!

Poor, poor Phelps.

Would that be after the screwdriver?

Still probably better than most of what's out there!

Well, let me know. I just posted.

Create Your Reality: halloween broom flyers localcourt1429 on October 30th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
Alex's dress is gorgeous! And so is she! ;)

Your new kitty is adorable.

I have no idea about anything going on on the bjfic list. I saw Cael had posted something on the bificsite LJ, but since I rarely read the list, it didn't make any sense. Obviously somebody's in an uproar over something. Tell me something new... ;p
Maria: Golem and Spongebobslave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!! The dress is killer, I agree and she looked, as much as a mother wants to admit it, hot. ;P

God that kitty is just too much!

Let's see...something new...something new...Ahh!!! I just posted the prologue to my bad fic. :)
snow_white79: woodyssnow_white79 on October 30th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
hey how exciting: first homecoming :) Love her dress BTW! And your new kitty is so cute!! I would love to have a cat, however my husband is convinced that he's allergic to it (though he's never been in the same room as a cat). I was allergic to them, but recently when I go to a home with cats, I don't have any reactions... maybe I outgrew them?
Oooh, you're planning on updating your cannibal fic? I'm so excited! And Justin's Baby too? You're so spoiling us (don't stop!). Curious to read your "badfic" postings... wonder how they'll turn out?
Maria: kitten #1slave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
Yes!!! First homecoming. They're already discussing the prom. LOL!

I used to think I was allergic to cats but then we got Max when we were first married and I was never allergic to him. We had various cats through the years and I was okay.

I think it's just the time of year. If you're allergic to anything seasonal, its aggravated by cats. We now have 4 of them.

I just posted the prologue to my badfic. Enjoy! *snicker*
rosy5000: Mooserosy5000 on October 30th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Alex's dress is so pretty! She looks just gorgeous. :D

The kitty is just so... awwwwww adorable! :D Umm... just don't do what we did with our last kitty and 4 people wanted 4 different names. Poor little thing ended up named Zubie Jaromir Petr Lemieux (we're all Pittsburgh Penguin fans *grins*). My kitty now is just named Moose. The ladies at the SPCA named him that because of his size. *grins*

Can't wait to see how your badfic experiment goes. *grins*
Maria: Baby!Orlislave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! (Re Alex and her dress).

I'm making people at home decide on a name or it really will be Psycho Kitty.

Can't wait, huh? I just posted the prologue. :)
Chaos..panic..disorder...my work here is done.: Twiddle's iconjillapet on October 30th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)

Want 4 more? they are only six weeks old!

I like Percy.

Hmmm...I go crazy when CHANCE turns in stuff without 3-4 proofs. He thinks i'm anal.


Go for it-your first drafts will be better than most people's fifth drafts...
Maria: kitty #2slave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Go for it-your first drafts will be better than most people's fifth drafts...

LOL! I don't know about that!

No more kitties!!!!! We now have 4 cats also! (Well, 3 cats and one kitty - who has taken up residence under Joe's chin).

Percy is cute. And simple. I mean, Nero? Come on!!!
critic75critic75 on October 30th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
If you don't mind, I'll just save my adoration for the good stuff.
I've seen 'Fido', and I think it should qualify as a cult classic. A couple of uncomfortable moments, but not too much icky. It is understood that zombies eat parts of people, so what's a severed arm or two. I must watch it again. What really impressed me were the political spins put out on the news. The movie left me with a smile on my face. I've no idea why.
Kitten was very smart. It knew whose neck to snuggle for admission to the family.
Shane still has a lot of growing up to accomplish before his mama's dreams can take off, and Alex needs a different goal to look forward to. She is beautiful, though, and looks more mature than he does.
Maria: Spudyman/Alex OTPslave_o_spike on October 30th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
I so need to see Fido. I've been trying to rent it but I keep getting distracted. I love when a movie (esp a horror movie) sees the humor in life apart from the seriousness of the subject matter. Zombies without humor is just gross.

Alex IS more mature than him and Shane's mama is seriously delusional. LOL! Alex is doing great in college now and she's staying there for now. *nods head*

She has a world to conquer, you know.

The kitty is smart but then, it has to be to fit in this family. You might like what I just wrote. I don't know.
zortranazortrana on October 30th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
The dance pic is lovely, as are the people in it. The kitten is too cute & very lucky to have found your family.
The BJfic thing is more of the same. The only reviews people post are positive ones, because if you dare suggest a beta or a better beta, you are big ole meanie. If you point out a few actual errors, in continuity or the show's actual timeline for example, you are personally attacking the author AND are a big ole meanie.
It just isn't worth commenting. I already know I'm a big ole meanie.
Maria: aliens harsh languageslave_o_spike on November 2nd, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
The kitty is DAMN lucky. There are not many cat people around here. They're all dog people. Alex and Shane were lovely that night. Thank you. :)

At least the thing on bjfic has died down.

There are times when I see a good idea for a story just ruined by a writer and I just want to write them and ask if I could help them. You know? But I know how that would be met. :(
(no subject) - zortrana on November 2nd, 2007 01:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - slave_o_spike on November 2nd, 2007 04:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
Minniemaxminniemax on October 30th, 2007 07:01 am (UTC)
AWWWWWWW!!! Kitty!!! You lucky, lucky woman! *g*
Now that I'm down to 2 cats, I'm always thinking: "I won't get a kitten, it'd be totally irresponsible. I'm at work for looong hours and the two others would give it a hard time and I'd have to close the cat's door and... OTOH, if I *found* a little abandoned kitten.... *gets a gleam in the eye*"
Maria: kitten #1slave_o_spike on November 2nd, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
I love this kitty - even though it's evil...

I didn't want anymore cats either but someone just left it with us. I was so determined to take it to the shelter but we all got attached the minute it walked into the house so yeah...if someone abandoned it, you would have to take it in. :P

shadownyc: Lucky type kittensshadownyc on October 30th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
Your daughter is beautiful!

The pics of the cat are so cute.

Miss seeing you around. *Hugs*
Maria: kitty #2slave_o_spike on November 2nd, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
*hugs and spins you around*

I can't wait to get this new laptop. I'll have privacy once again!

Thank you - Alex looked wonderful that night.

The kitty is evil...
My Flame Burns Bright: BJ - Prom Happysuch_a_steph on October 30th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
Alex is stunning, and kitty is sooo cute.

I'll look in on your experiment when I have five minutes to scratch myself ... like you, I want time to write something good, and significant, but the opportunity won't present itself.
Maria: Justin condomslave_o_spike on November 2nd, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
You get 5 minutes to scratch?!?!?! I get about 5 seconds! LOL!

Seriously, it'll be whack once I get a laptop I can write on!!!

Thanks about Alex. :)