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A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...


[sticky post]Master Post - UNIT!100 Table
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alec_towser
Alright.  So, to kick this off, here's my table.  I want to actually have a posted table this time, so as to keep track of which stories I've done, as I'm not doing them in numerical order.

So, without further ado... my Big Dang Table!






001. Beginnings. 002. Middles. 003. Ends. 004. Insides. 005. Outsides.
006. Hours. 007. Days. 008. Weeks. 009. Months. 010. Years.
011. Red. 012. Orange. 013. Yellow. 014. Green. 015. Blue.
016. Purple. 017. Brown. 018. Black.
019. White. 020. Colourless.
021. Friends. 022. Enemies. 023. Lovers. 024. Family. 025. Strangers.
026. Teammates. 027. Parents. 028. Children.
029. Birth. 030. Death.
031. Sunrise. 032. Sunset. 033. Too Much. 034. Not Enough. 035. Sixth Sense.
036. Smell. 037. Sound. 038. Touch. 039. Taste. 040. Sight.
041. Shapes. 042. Triangle. 043. Square. 044. Circle. 045. Moon.
046. Star. 047. Heart. 048. Diamond. 049. Club. 050. Spade.
051. Water. 052. Fire. 053. Earth. 054. Air. 055. Spirit.
056. Breakfast. 057. Lunch. 058. Dinner. 059. Food. 060. Drink.
061. Winter. 062. Spring. 063. Summer. 064. Fall. 065. Passing.
066. Rain. 067. Snow. 068. Light(e)ning. 069. Thunder. 070. Storm.
071. Broken. 072. Fixed. 073. Light. 074. Dark. 075. Shade.
076. Who? 077. What? 078. Where? 079. When? 080. Why?
081. How? 082. If. 083. And. 084. He. 085. She.
086. Choices. 087. Life. 088. School. 089. Work. 090. Home.
091. Birthday. 092. Christmas. 093. Thanksgiving. 094. Independence. 095. New Year.
096. Writer’s Choice. (Topsy-Turvy) 097. Writer’s Choice. (Explain) 098. Writer’s Choice. (Betrayed) 099. Writer’s Choice. (Trust) 100. Writer’s Choice. (Jealous)





I'll be adding the links to the entries as I complete them here and there.

[Note: I have no idea if this shows up in peoples' f-lists properly, but I'm not entirely sure why it doesn't look right (ie: just looks like text with no table borders) on my journal.  I promise it's a table, though.]

Obligatory Annual CakeDay Post
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As I've done for the past nine years: Happy CakeDay to me (24) and my LJ (9)!

Unrelated: I saw Grease Live earlier, and I have to say, it was a fantastic show. It was a nice way to end my day. Goodnight, all!

January Talking Meme; Day 16
Adam Smile
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ghost2 asked: A book you like (or more than one)?

Hmmm - this one's a bit of a hard one, as I like many, many books.

If I had to pick a top 15, though (in no particular order):

1. Lord of the Flies
2. The Redwall series
3. The Chronicles of Narnia
4. Any of Erma Bombeck's books
5. The Book of Awesome trilogy
6. The Hunger Games trilogy
7. This Is A Book
8. Black Beauty
9. Danny, the Champion of the World
10. The Final Sanction (Doctor Who novel)
11. The Indestructible Man (Doctor Who novel)
12. 1984
13. A Series of Unfortunate Events
14. The Pirates! in an Adventure with Communists
15. The Call of the Wild

Feel free to leave a comment if you'd like further clarification on any of these, or if you'd like to ask a question! 15 more days to go! :)

Fanfic Meme
Unexpected Naked Benton
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Borrowed another meme from scripsi, because why not.

Put under a cut in case you don"t want to see my UNIT fic stuff.Collapse )

January Talking Meme; Day 3
WL - Lingerie
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Day Three today of this Talking Meme I roped myself into, and today scripsi asked: "What's your perfect day off?"

Good question! I don't get a lot of time off due to my work schedule (or have a vehicle on my actual day off), but if I were to have my own Ferris Bueller-esque day, it would probably look something like this:

Feel free to listen to Yello"s song Oh Yeah while reading this for added effect.Collapse )
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New Year; New Writing Project/Resolution; New Meme
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Happy 2016, everyone!

This year, my resolution is to try new things; I'm turning this into (yet another) pseudo-writing project. I've un-creatively titled it Won't Knock It Til I've Tried It, or WKiTiTi, which, depending on your age, is either the funniest or most inappropriate acronym ever.

Anyway, I won't guarantee that I'll have something every day, but I'll try to get at least one or two up every week for you all to prove I'm trying new things.

Today I tried: Teriyaki.


Pictured: (Half-eaten) Pineapple Chicken.

Those of you who know me will probably know that I'm not super adventurous with what I eat; I tend to stick to my favourites, and not vary it up too much. Today, though, while we were out exchanging some Christmas presents I'd gotten, Tim convinced me to try Teriyaki. I played it safe by getting something that sounded like I might like it (baby steps, here) and hoped for the best.

Verdict: It was actually pretty good. It (like most Teriyaki) had green peppers in, which I'm not a fan of, but thankfully there weren't too many and I could easily set them aside. The dish itself was kind of sweet, but that's to be expected when pineapple is one of the main ingredients. Also, there was so much on that plate! I couldn't even finish it all; I had to give the last third of my food to Tim.

Overall, I'd probably eat it again.

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Now, the meme! I saw this on scripsi's LJ and thought I'd commandeer it for myself: the January talking meme.

Pick a date below and give me a topic - anything from fandom related (specific fandoms, characters, pairings, episodes, etc.) to RL to whatever else you want, and I promise to ramble/rant/rave/whatever I can come up with on the appointed day. If you want to prompt me something for things you know I write/like/love to fic about go ahead, I'll see what I can do in the time frame.

The posts will probably be brief, or not, depending on the subject. Also, I reserve the right to decline prompts that I don't feel equipped to meet.

You can pick more on date/topic, of course.


Jan 01:
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Jan 03: scripsi - Your perfect day off?
Jan 04:
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Jan 16: ghost2 - A book you like (or more than one)
Jan 17:
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Jan 31:

I realize that it's already January 1, but I'll still answer something for it if people should ask. :)

Ask away!

Auxiliary Christmas Post
Huzzah
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Hello, everyone! I'm back, and with a vamped-up new way to be able to write and post again!

Long story short: my laptop has been acting up since spring, sometimes not turning on at all, and when it did, being ridiculously slow and uncooperative. With our finances being kind of awful right now (mostly due to not being paid on time by some people *cough*the military*cough*), there's no way we'd have been able to afford a new one for me for a long time. Then out of nowhere, I ended up being given a new laptop from my in-laws (the whole family chipped in to help pay for it). Given how iffy circumstances have been lately for us, to get an item that I needed/wanted that badly that was also something I never expected to get as a present* actually made me cry.


Not pictured: tears of joy.


It took forever to set it up with all the updates, but it's been well-worth it.


Obligatory shot of the old and the new together, feat. my awfully messy desk.


I also got a DW shirt from my MIL and FIL! It's a Doctor Who and the Daleks shirt, so not from TECHNICAL DW canon, but still a pretty cool shirt nonetheless.

*When I say unexpected, I mean it - my family's policy on gifts has always been "nothing over $50(ish)", which is fair, given 6 kids. Anytime we wanted anything valuable (our own CD player, camera, iPod, etc), it was expected that they would give money towards it if that's what we really wanted, but they wouldn't buy it outright for us. Not to mention, my mother's penchant of keeping old boxes for things and using them to re-package gifts in; I saw the box for the laptop and I immediately thought that there was something else inside because that's what I've learned to expect when I get gifts. So yeah... unexpected.

So now thatI have this handy new device to enable me to post more often, I want to get back to the projects I started earlier this year. Better late than never, I say!

NaBloPoMo 2015 - Day Thirty
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Well, here it is - the final day of shameless backposting daily updates from my life! [Ed. Note: this post isn't actually backdated.]

Today for cadets we had a slightly easier evening: a sports night! So instead of regular parade and training in uniform, we all went to a local pool instead. I spent the majority of the evening in the hot tub with the other officers; sadly the deep end of the pool was closed for a water polo game. Our cadets all seemed to have fun, though, despite spending all their time in the shallower pool.

Well, here's hoping my computer will start working again and I let some more time to post sooner than later! I have Listographies to finish, a journal to wreck, a commemorative list to post, and fanfiction to write, after all.

See you all on the other side!

NaBloPoMo 2015 - Day Twenty-Nine
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Finally caught up! It's been a long weekend - successful, and a lot of fun, but long nonetheless. Not only did we manage to complete all the training I'd planned for the weekend, we also completely finished the Supply inventory! Completing the inventory is an incredibly amazing achievement when you realize that it was the entire contents of a full storage unit, all brought here for us to deal with. We re-counted all the uniforms, and threw out a lot of things (uniform and otherwise) that we really should have a long time ago.

Otherwise, our XO said he was really proud of the way we were running things (he showed up today for inventory purposes). I'm so happy this all went well.

Have some pictures!


Our gigantic gunshirt-dress! We found it again! It's been a long time since I've seen it last - at least 2 years.


Shamelessly modelling the Giant Shirt. Tim wasn't too happy about my taking pictures of this, and wanted me to get back to helping him. Sorry, Tim!


One of our smallest cadets wearing the shirt. It goes down past his knees!


Same cadet and his twin brother both wearing the shirt, now!


Slicing up old dirty white tops before we throw them out. I had fun doing this.


Wearing the sliced-up white tops upside down for laughs. #SquadGoals, as the hip young people of 2015 say.

See you all tomorrow for the last day of NaBloPoMo 2015!

NaBloPoMo 2015 - Day Twenty-Eight
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alec_towser
Another day, another dollar - today, Tim and I ran everything. The two other officers that were in last night didn't stay due to work and other such things, and thus, it fell to me and a handful of staff cadets to implement the training I planned (Tim was otherwise engaged, doing Supply inventory). Thankfully, the day ran smoothly and we even managed to find time to have the cadets all help with inventory towards the end of the day, which really sped things up for Tim. He's super happy about that, because there's a LOT of stuff to go through.

Now I'm upstairs in the office half-watching South Park. I don't think I'll ever understand why people find it funny. Hopefully I get to bed before 1AM tonight!

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