rightangles: (little prince)
As usual, I find deadlines looming. Ergo, also as usual, I find myself coming up with to-do lists and needs-to-be-dones that'll never keep. On the bright side, I have a nice stretch of days without work coming up, and I hope to use those days to accomplish quite a few things, including but not limited to a review of The Salt Ecstasies by James White, a completed reading of Michael Cunningham's By Nightfall, at least two more scenes of Eternity, and the completion of cursory world-building for Fourteen Lines. I still don't know whether to say Fourteen Lines or "Fourteen Lines," since I'm not sure yet if it's going to turn out to be a novella or a (long) short story. I'm leaning towards the former, though, which is why I opted to italicize in the penultimate sentence. I'm not entirely sure if I can use 'penultimate' in this way, meaning "second to last one" rather than "second from the end," but who knows and who cares! I'm an English rebel!

I caught up on Weeds tonight. I don't know about that show anymore. I loved the first three seasons, tolerated the fourth, was entertained by the fifth, but now, I'm finding it slow and dull. Not in the sense that nothing happens, just dull in the sense that I don't care about any of it. If I didn't love Mary-Louise Parker and think Hunter Parrish was so incredibly hot, I probably wouldn't even bother. The storyline is just veering so wildly out of control. It's like they're desperate to do something different, something bigger, every season now... which sucks, because I liked it just fine when it was the story of a mom who happens to deal drugs on the side. Success gets to your head and then you're effed. So sad.

This is my first official post with the new Dreamwidth journal instead of LiveJournal. I feel a little odd, like I'm leaving behind so many people on LiveJournal. But that's simply not true. I went through my friends list, and the only people whose journal I'll miss are [lj] orpheus78, [lj] fattymcgayerson, [lj] septicidal, and [lj] james0289. I'll miss a few people who don't update their journals much (I'm looking at you, [lj] notclever908), but that's it! And I'll still read them through my OpenID, so I won't even really miss them. And since the only people who comment on my entries nowadays are Poppy and RaeJean, and they've both created Dreamwidth journals, it should be okay. I need to stop feeling like this is some life-changing event and just roll with it. I think too much.

One thing, though, is that I wish I had a better tag system developed over the past six years' worth of entries. At some point, I intend to go back through the tags I did use and work them into a better heirarchy, since Dreamwidth supports multi-level tagging systems, but still, working with half-baked dough still leaves you with half-baked final products, you know? (I'm not entirely sure what the Hell 'half-baked dough' is, but shut up and roll with it.) I've started to convert a few of the tags, and I'll start working on tagging better now, but... yeah. Sad day. I was tempted to start a whole new journal from scratch when I made the switch, but I can't bear to part with the past six years. There were some good times, there were some bad times. Yadda yadda yadda.

I have a dull headache, so I think I may go find something to eat. I had macaroni earlier, but apparently it was not enough. Or this isn't a hunger headache, which is also possible. I generally feel pretty shitty all the time nowadays, so it's hard to tell when a blah feeling is something that I can fix easily or when it's something I need to learn to live with.

I should really update my [personal profile] friendlystars, at some point. Linking to that journal just made me realize that Semagic is not entirely Dreamwidth friendly, since I can't get my friends to load, etc. I should look into this. I'll do that now.