Posted 20 January, 2013 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Rambling / 0 Comments

Forgive my cold-addled brain for any confusion.

I do understand this whole “We need more heroines in our games!” thing and that “Women are helpless and/or eyecandy (and/or Totally Evil)” thing and all, but… that’s kind of not my experience? Did I just play the ‘wrong’ games or something? ’cause my overall impression of the games I’ve played (especially as a child) has been more or less along the lines of “Women can be save-the-day awesometastic too!” Did I just… not notice all the gender fail or was I just lucky in my games’ awesomeness?

In story news, I am finally getting Jules to cooperate on the fourth wall issue. Yay! Apparently Jules loves that paragraph as much as I do and does not want to lose it either. I do so love it when authors and characters are on the same page.

I’m also still cutting little things, such as “When I had had dinner, I ran to the computer after dinner”. I paraphrase, but that is the kind of sentence I mean. Boom. Several words down. And yes my pre-edited drafts have a ridiculous amount of typos. I type really, really fast. Typos tend to happen when my fingers can’t keep up with my brain. Typing more slowly helps, but since ‘fast’ is my natural speed this just annoys me fairly soon after.

I should be banned from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, probably, but I kind of love YouTubers for it all the same. They cheered me up last night when I was in a Foul Mood.

People do not make sense sometimes.

Oh. Reading meme on Sunday instead of Wednesday. I like Sundays.

What are you currently reading?

Still in between books, actually.

What did you recently finish reading?

Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart, whose surname I can never remember sorry! I enjoyed it, but I’m still trying to sort out some of my feelings on it. (Predictably most of them are craft-related. Hi again, my issues with first person narration!)

What do you think you’ll read next?

Uh, I have no clue. Either The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker or Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. Probably the latter. I tend to gravitate towards fiction over nonfiction. That or I’m tracking down a children’s book that requires little to no attention span. Because my head. Someone filled it with cotton wool. T-T

Now. Tea and lunch and food and possibly a book or sleep or writing. Oh. Writing. I made my official January goal! Whoot! I am not yet at my not-official January goal (3,000 words or so more), but there you are.


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