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19 October 2013 @ 04:01 pm
he gave it to a man going up in a balloon  
1. I have a Yuletide assignment! And it's a prompt I can write, and I have multiple ideas already. I think my only concern is going to be biting off more than I can chew, because my current plot bunnies are running long. Some people may be able to write 60,000 word fics for Yuletide, but I don't think I'm one of them.

2. If jam on one side of the toast is good, jam on both sides is better, right? And jam on the edges, too, with just some carefully placed gaps so you can hold the toast with your fingers and not get too sticky. I sometimes think Philomythulus knows way more about enjoying life than anyone else I know.

3. The cat is settling in and has signalled his satisfaction by presenting me with my first mouse. Joy. I need to think of a name for him, because he can't stay being 'oh look, that cat is here again' or 'the furpuddle' (because of what he looks like lying on the sofa). Anyone have any ideas for a name for a small, semi-longhaired shyish ginger tom?

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Trobadora: let it snowtrobadora on October 19th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
Heh. I've never written 60,000 words for Yuletide - I think my longest was about 14,000 - but I've never yet managed to write something actually short. *g* At least this year there's more time than in previous years?
philomytha: Beam me upphilomytha on October 19th, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
The longer writing time is excellent. I mean to make use of this year's WriSoMiFu to get cracking with my Yuletide fic. I might even run to some treats - there are a couple of letters I've seen that are calling my name...
Trobadoratrobadora on October 19th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
I have a list of treats I think I might be able to write, too! But I have another project for NaNo, so any writing probably won't happen before December. Not that it usually does; I generally need my fic ideas to percolate through my brain for quite a while before I'm ready to actually start hitting the keyboard. (Not counting one-shots, of course, but really rather doubt this is going to be my first year writing one of those for Yuletide. *g*)
philomytha: Beam me upphilomytha on October 19th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
I do much better writing everything down really fast and then leaving it to sit and mellow for a while before I edit it and post, and I should be able to do that this year.

And I've just spotted another treat I want to write! /o\
Trobadoratrobadora on October 19th, 2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
And I've just spotted another treat I want to write! /o\

You got that the wrong way round. It should be \o/ - more fic from you is always great! :D
philomytha: Beam me upphilomytha on October 19th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
Well, I ask you, what am I supposed to do when someone requests loyalty kink fic for the book that first introduced me to loyalty kink when I was about ten?
Trobadoratrobadora on October 19th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
Loyalty kink! \o/

What's the book, if I may ask?
avanti_90: pic#118558189avanti_90 on October 19th, 2013 03:33 pm (UTC)
If I ever get a cat I'm naming it Tevildo - that's Tolkien's original version of Sauron, Sauron was supposed to be an evil cat, and maybe I'd get my cat a gold-ish collar...;-)

Meanwhile I have fish, and I strongly considered picking their names from this list.

Edited at 2013-10-19 03:34 pm (UTC)
philomytha: Beam me upphilomytha on October 19th, 2013 04:33 pm (UTC)
Ooh, you should definitely call one of them Zino, that's a great name for a fish! Now I'm contemplating canvassing Mr P for meteorology-related names.
Bibliotropic: Halloween Kittybibliotropic on October 19th, 2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I think "Furpuddle" is pretty adorable.
philomytha: Beam me upphilomytha on October 19th, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
He curls up tightly on a corner of the sofa and really does look like a puddle of ginger fur with two ears sticking up. I expect the Cetagandans have engineered cats like that. Perhaps I should call him Fletchir Giaja ;-)
Bibliotropicbibliotropic on October 19th, 2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
Aww... so cute! Fletchir Giaja would also be a good name for a cat.
Her Hamsterness: hamster teahamsterwoman on October 19th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
"Furpuddle" sounds like a great nickname at any rate (and, hmm, a Cetagandan name for a cat does seem really fitting, somehow!)

2. If jam on one side of the toast is good, jam on both sides is better, right? And jam on the edges, too, with just some carefully placed gaps so you can hold the toast with your fingers and not get too sticky.

That is a brilliant approach! I'm tempted to try it now, seeing as how I definitely prefer my jam with bread heavily weighed towards the jam side...
philomytha: Beam me upphilomytha on October 20th, 2013 09:03 am (UTC)
All cats are Cetagandan? I could believe that.

And the jam-encased toast did look pretty good, if a bit sticky.
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