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I hope you all had a fabulous holiday! I'm drifting through my last few days off before I go back to work on Tuesday. To be honest, it'll be nice to slot back into a steady structure, as too many lazy mornings are bad for my health (or maybe it's all the leftover chocolate from Xmas. Who knows!).

There are two more TV events I forgot to blather about in my previous post: Downton Abbey's Christmas special and the BBC adaption of Dickens's Great Expectations. There are spoilers for Downton within. Also some videos and trailers of Great Expectations that Dickens fans might be interested in )

Moving on, I really want one of those spiffy little word counter thingies for the novel, but I'm afraid a counter will only enable me to obsess over numbers. It's bad enough having a word count at the bottom of Word documents (sometimes I switch them off because my eye strays there way too often, and I should be more focused on, y'know, actually writing new words, not how many old words I have).

Related, one of the things I'm enjoying the most is coming up with my own technology, especially the more creepy stuff. The worst part is that I can't talk about it, even though I want to. It's partly a jinxing thing, and partly the fear that I'll give away plot stuff that ought to be kept as a surprise. I've noticed a lot of authors are happy to talk openly about details of their stories, but I can't even bring myself to utter the title yet. I is wimpy.

Oh, and related to the above related, the other day I caught myself magpying. It was a horrible crash to Earth when I realised. I thought I'd come up with a terrific idea for a plot element, but it turned out I'd read something similar only a month or two before, so I had to take my plot back to the workbench. Such a shame, as the idea was fab, but props to the other author for making up something so cool that, for a moment, I unconsciously channelled it.

Screamager, by Therapy? This takes me right back to my rock-chick days, moshing my heart out and getting stomped on. Ah!
jenniferkoliver: (Spirited Away | Chihiro & Haku)
This is what I've been up to lately: a total revamp of my web design website! The older version was out of date and a few things had changed, plus some of links had died and I needed to decrease the amount of pages, so it was time to shake things up a bit. I got to implement a couple of new features on the site—namely an integrated Twitter feed on the footer, and a basic contact form on the contact page.

I should also note that I'm currently open to commissions, so if you're looking for an awesome, affordable website, drop me a line! But please remember to check the Services page first, as that's where I list everything available. Note, I'm still shady on WordPress design. It's something I'm gradually learning, but because of other work obligations it's a slower process.

I also design bespoke LiveJournal layouts for a reasonable fee!

Ok, enough with the shameless pimpage. I want to talk about a couple of shows and PS3 games I've caught up with recently. Will cut this for length: in which I nerd about Downton Abbey, Ouran High School Host Club , Supernatural, Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2 and Heavy Rain )

Phew! That is a lot of nerdstuffs. I need a sandwich.


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