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First, a random FX rerun kind of comment: The first half of 'Afterlife' is just phenomenal. I really can't get over the amazingly subtle and on-target job everyone did in this episode. I also couldn't help being struck by how Body-like this episode was. I'd say I'm more moved than ever. It also puts me on the S6 is my favorite side of my perpetual internal S4 vs S6 debate. And yes, I have watched Buffy since Welcome to the Hellmouth. No accounting for taste, right?

Second, a brief request for vibes: Remember the whole "balancing life" thing from two months ago, with the writing and the new company moving to the area, etc.? Well. I got an out-of-the-blue callback two days ago, and just finished a phone interview. There's no question in my mind now as to whether a) they'll make an offer and b) there's a fit with my wants/needs. It's going to come down to the logistics and the $ in the offer. Vibes to the universe that things will turn out as they should are most appreciated. It's balance I'm after here...

And third, a moment of insanity: I have signed up for NaNoWriMo. I'm intensely curious as to what happens if you take Spike's emotional arc from S6 and turn it into a novel without vampires, slayers, or magic...

5764 is going to be one heck of a year, it seems.


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Oct. 8th, 2003 01:47 pm (UTC)
::sends out encouraging vibes::

Hope everything turns out the way you hope. And that novel does sound intriguing....
Oct. 8th, 2003 05:11 pm (UTC)
Heh. If I knew what I hope for, life would be a whole lot easier right now. This trusting life to happen thing is *hard*...
Oct. 8th, 2003 01:48 pm (UTC)

Cool on the November novel thing, Chris! Hugs and support! :-))))
Oct. 8th, 2003 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, yes, and thank you! Here's hoping the pressure is what I need to produce...
Oct. 8th, 2003 02:00 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the job thing! Yay, Chris! :)

And ooh, that novel idea does sound fabulous....
Oct. 8th, 2003 05:10 pm (UTC)

I've always wanted to write his point of view on the happenings of the season, but never managed to finish one. And I figure if I pull myself free of canon to tell it with mildly differentiated characters in original fiction, I might just manage the task.

Worst case, I'll have a great time rewriting it back into fic. Best case, I'll have finally finished a long original work, versus the short and nonfiction I've done thus far.
Oct. 8th, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
::sends good vibes::

You've earned good karma, so now is definitely time to collect :)

And that plot bunny sounds adorable!
Oct. 8th, 2003 05:07 pm (UTC)
S'ank you, ma'am. But hmm... adorable is *not* what I've got in mind ;-)
Oct. 8th, 2003 02:39 pm (UTC)
::sending good thoughts to the universe::

The first half of 'Afterlife' is just phenomenal

breathtaking... there's always consequences</>... s6 so many astonishing, heartrending moments. my favorite.
Oct. 8th, 2003 05:06 pm (UTC)
I think we are a rare breed, those of us who adore S6. One of these days, I'm going to do something that really explains why I love it -- the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Oct. 8th, 2003 03:10 pm (UTC)
oooh, taking the nanowrimo plunge!!! You go girl! Would love to see this project come to fruition. Thought about doing the nanowrimo thing, but hey, figure it will be impossible seeing that life is going to become insane in 27 days (who's counting!)
Oct. 8th, 2003 05:05 pm (UTC)

You'd be surprised how much typing can get done with a babe on your breast and one hand on the keyboard...
Oct. 8th, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC)
Good Luck
You're an incredible person Miss Chris so I think you've got the good karma thing covered, but I'm sending you good vibes and big hugs anyway. They'd be crazy not to give you everything you want to get you.

The NaNoWriMo thing sounds great. Can't wait to read it.
Oct. 8th, 2003 05:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Good Luck
:-) Awwww. Thank you, Lyric! Good vibes from oceans away are bound to help with the cosmos, right?

As for the NaNo, I'll do some sort of friends-locked version of it if I manage to write anything worth reading...
Oct. 8th, 2003 03:52 pm (UTC)
How does this NaNoWriMo work? I've heard it mentioned a few times. Now I finally cave and ask....
Oct. 8th, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC)
Hmm. The link is here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/

It's a commitment to write 50,000 words in a month, basically. It's insane of me to even be thinking about it, given how horribly slow I am at writing, but that's exactly why I'm going to try it. Not as a way to produce a readable novel in a month, but as a tool to try to break free of the mental blocks that cause me to be so slow. I've always enjoyed (and really, been better at) editing, but rarely seem to get to the point with a long piece (short ones are different) that I really have a chance to rewrite and edit the way I ought to. I'm hoping that forcing myself to break it down into small chunks and just *produce* will help loosen some muscles that are clearly unusable right now.

It remains to be seen whether I can follow through on it, but I intend to try my damnedest.
Oct. 8th, 2003 09:29 pm (UTC)
Tempting. Very very tempting.
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