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Convolutions of an Evil Mind
Distractions, distractions....
For those wondering at my long silence -- yes, I'm still alive. Yes, I'm still writing fanfics, although not at the moment. ::ducking hail of stale pocky, rotten tomatoes, etc.::

And the reason for my authorial laziness, you might ask? Well.... ::taking very deep breath::

At the end of August, Doom 3 (for PCs) came out. ::duct-taping flashlight to pistol, shotgun, plasmagun, etc::

Mid-September, I got epically sick. You name it -- gastro-intestinal bug and skin rash, followed by respiratory and other opportunistic infections. One thing after another. Antibotics for one infection opening the door for another. -_-

End of September, it was the end of the fiscal year at work and all the rushing about (i.e., panic) that implies.

October, I rediscover crochet. Yes, crotchet, with yarn, hooks, and all that good stuff. Don't ask me why, but I suddenly developed an obsession with the stuff. ::trying to figure out how to convert patchwork quilt patterns into an easy granny square afghan::

Late October, I discover Katamari Damacy for PS2 and had -WAY- too much fun rolling up untold amounts of stuff -- living and not -- into a ball. ::hums the 'nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah' theme as she rolls over and picks up a submarine, giant squid, and a few small houses, complete with screaming occupants::

However, despite all these distractions, I doggedly managed to keep on writing at the same time. Slowly, of course, but I did get a fair bit of work on a variety of fics -- mainly Yu-Gi-Oh, but a little on COI.

However... ::ominous drumroll::

Mid-November, Half-Life 2 (for PCs) arrives, after waiting six long years. If Katamari Damacy was fun, then playing with HL2's game physics was OUTRAGEOUS fun. If you drop a glass bottle, it breaks into shards and you can even pick up the individual pieces. I spent the first 30 minutes of the game simply chucking suitcases, soda cans, broken telephone receivers, and other bits of trash at every game character I could see, just to see what happened. ^__^ The down-trodded citizens didn't do much, but the gas-masked, Nazi-style Combine goons weren't too amused -- they came after me with their electrified stun batons. Ouch!

So unfortunately, I'm not going to get any writing whatsoever done for at least the next week or two because I'm going to be much too busy throwing sawblades through zombies, driving dune buggies and airboats wildly across the landscape, herding hyperactive alien antlions with scent bombs, and in general causing as much mayhem as one nerdy, crowbar-wielding scientist-now-one-man-army, complete with arsenal and powersuit (aka Gordon Freeman) can possibly manage.

BTW, I'm cheating. Of course. Thank god for GOD-mode (i.e., invincibility), because otherwise, I wouldn't last more than a minute in any FPS (first-person-shooter) game. I've only now started to learn how to use the keyboard and mouse simultaneously to move in one direction and fire in another direction. For me, this is a major achievement of coordination. ^_^;;;

Shhhhh. Be very, very quiet. I'm hunting headcrabs.... ::evil cackle::

Current Mood: enthralled enthralled

8 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
From: fontech Date: November 17th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Teehee, I'm the same with first-person shooters, ^^;; My brother's been raving about Half Life for the past few months so once he gets it I'll have to visit him and see what it's all about.

Yay to ficwork and yay to having fun! I'd say something about reaching a balance between the two but I'm pretty bad at updating myself. *whistles* So hopefully the decent folk will remember that there's more to life than writing. Though sometimes I wish it wasn't so...
kikotei From: kikotei Date: November 17th, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've not been writing, and now I'm writing. Something is not right with this picture Serpenty One. I thought it was my job to egg you on. ^__^
From: nekonexus Date: November 18th, 2004 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
*tailwaves* Glad to hear you're still around, even if you're teasing us with mention of COI and YGO. ~_~ But I know how it is with new shinies. Not that I have any at the moment, no... I started replaying both FF6 and 8 for some reason. o.O

anyway. HL2 sounds like a ridiculous amount of fun if you're in a destruct-o-mood. ^__^
genkisakka From: genkisakka Date: November 19th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww! ::snugs:: I miss you, Hydra-chan! I figured you were swamped with end-of-fiscal-year work, but I'm so sorry to hear you were ill on top of that! :(

As for you crafting and gaming rather than ficcing... well... glass house and all that. ^_~ Hope to catch you on AIM one of these days!
chinchill From: chinchill Date: November 20th, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah! Glad to hear that you are alive! ^_^
btw.. *cough* are you still going to continue your fic "Black Feathers"? ^^;
Cause I really really liked that and you left it off as such a cliffhanger >_>
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 21st, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Gundam Wing fics!!!

Pleeeeeeeeease update "The Other Side" & "Dominion Road". They are two of my favorite GW stories ever!! Your writing is amazing! I love the 4x3 and slight 2x1 pairing in "The Other Side" it's genius, and the Dominant Duo in "Dominion Road". An update would really make my day, and a lot of other peoples too! Thanx
sweetcantarella From: sweetcantarella Date: November 27th, 2004 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wah! Illnesses and new video games, I see. ^^; Yes, those will definitely take up your time--and thanks for letting us know what's up in your life. Take your time with the COI, I say~ much as I love it, I'm at the point where the all-consuming obsession has passed and I can just admire and wait and watch Fullmetal Alchemist to relieve the akogare. ^__^ Good to know that you're still working on it all, though--and we do expect an update, some time before 2006, ne? ^__~

And yes... do watch Fullmetal Alchemist. If that doesn't inspire a person to write, I don't know what will! ^____~ <---(obviously obsessed with it right now) Good luck with everything!
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 28th, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
are you going to update weiss kreuz?
8 hisses or Hiss in my ear....