BronxWench

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    BronxWench reacted to Melrick for a status update, Mum got her first covid vaccine shot today. I mean, things aren’t exactly troublesome   
    Mum got her first covid vaccine shot today.  I mean, things aren’t exactly troublesome down here, but it’s still definitely nice to have.
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    BronxWench reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, writer question. I heard an editor complain that people overuse “ “ i’m a bit confizz   
    writer question.
    I heard an editor complain that people overuse “ “
    i’m a bit confizzled how else are you supposed to inform the reader that talking/conversation is taking place?
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    BronxWench reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, Writer Question cause a personal project is reaching completion. If you leave it on c   
    Writer Question
    cause a personal project is reaching completion.
     
    If you leave it on  cliffhanger, Can/ should you have a epilogue and or put the stinger in the epilogue?
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    BronxWench reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, So I'm working on a Star Vs the Forces of Evil story, and I was amazed when I started   
    So I'm working on a Star Vs the Forces of Evil story, and I was amazed when I started typing the phrase "magical princess from another dimension" -- which I had last typed several months ago -- and my phone actually pulled up the correct next word. At least, up to a point.
    magical
    princess
    from
    another
    recipe
    Good try, phone, good try.
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    BronxWench reacted to Desiderius Price for a status update, New memo from the US dept of labor, that due to the covid pandemic and the need to “c   
    New memo from the US dept of labor, that due to the covid pandemic and the need to “catch-back-up”, the next eleven days will be considered “Monday” for business/tax purposes.  Happy April First everybody!
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    BronxWench reacted to Melrick for a status update, Around this time last year, we were dealing with devastating fires and serious water   
    Around this time last year, we were dealing with devastating fires and serious water restrictions.  Now we’re having record rainfalls and devastating floods.  At least you can’t say we don’t have variety in Australia!
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    BronxWench reacted to WillowDarkling for a status update, And we have an eruption happening! A volcanic fissure has opened up in a small valley   
    And we have an eruption happening! A volcanic fissure has opened up in a small valley, and is erupting. There have been hardly any quakes in the past couple of days, so hopefully the quakes are done. I can’t wait for the authorities come up with an official name for the fissure and resulting lava.
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    BronxWench reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, Quick question: Which of these three sentences do you find most readable? Assume that   
    Quick question: Which of these three sentences do you find most readable? Assume that the speaker has only one boyfriend and one daughter, and that Randy also has only one daughter.
    "This is my boyfriend Randy, my daughter Evie, and Randy's daughter Rose."
    "This is my boyfriend, Randy, my daughter, Evie, and Randy's daughter, Rose."
    "This is my boyfriend, Randy; my daughter, Evie; and Randy's daughter, Rose.
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    BronxWench reacted to Ghost-of-a-Chance for a status update, Well. It took close to a year and a half but we finally know why I’ve been having ner   
    Well. It took close to a year and a half but we finally know why I’ve been having nerve pain and numbness and struggling to stand and walk. The ‘why’ is not an easily fixed condition (...possibly not “fixable” at all, from the sound of it...) but having an explanation for the problem is the first step on the path forward. I can’t even express how relieved I am to have physical proof that what I’ve been struggling with wasn’t just in my head; the fact that such was bothering me as strongly as it was should say something about how folks with invisible disabilities are often treated in the US. 
    I’m still stuck with walking with a cane for now. There are also orthotics, braces, medication, and routine specialist visits added to the equation now. I’m not crazy about that...but I’ll live. At least it’s not neuropathy and there’s a chance of some improvement with treatment, and so long as those two statements are true, I’m sure I can find a way to not whine too much. It’s a bonus that the medication I’m on now is helping with my bad knee (why I had the cane, to begin with) and I’ve got a very courteous and understanding doctor taking care of me. Maybe now that the testing and waiting are over, I’ll have a little more free time. If so, maybe I’ll be more able to use said free time for writing and updating. In the meantime, it’s good to be back on here even if only occasionally.
    Anyway. Dropping off the face of the earth without warning is kind of normal for me but...well...this is why I’ve been exceeding my usual DOtFotE statistics. In the coming months, if I get unusually bristly on here, say something unfriendly, or come across as short or rude, I apologize profusely in advance. I’m hanging in here the best I can...but...frankly, my nerves are compressed and sending pain and itching signals through otherwise healthy tissue, and there’s not a whole lot I can do when it gets really bad. There are days when it’s so bad I just want to cuss a blessed blue streak, cry, or both at once. Generally, I try to stay offline on days like that but they’ve snuck up on me before. If it happens, please be patient with me and let me know I’ve been a dick (because I probably won’t even realize it until later on when I’m trying to sleep) and I’ll apologize for it.
    Until next time, I hope everyone’s having a comfortable and safe spring, and wish y’all the best.
     
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    BronxWench reacted to Desiderius Price for a status update, Got my first covid shot. I’ll have a second opinion in four weeks.   
    Got my first covid shot.  I’ll have a second opinion in four weeks.
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    BronxWench reacted to WillowDarkling for a status update, 11000 earthquakes since last Wednesday… it’s been… oscillating! …. I’ll see myself ou   
    11000 earthquakes since last Wednesday… it’s been… oscillating! 
    …. I’ll see myself out…. 
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    BronxWench reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, walk outside and get immmiedately hit with kidney stones. smh sometimes I really shou   
    walk outside and get immmiedately hit with kidney stones. smh sometimes I really shouldn’t get out of bed.
    How the hell does even get internal bruising? Now everything hurts.
     
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    BronxWench reacted to Anesor for a status update, Our dauschund is so proud of his wolfie provider prowess: he caught and killed a mous   
    Our dauschund is so proud of his wolfie provider prowess: he caught and killed a mouse!
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    BronxWench reacted to Anesor for a status update, I must be sick, I haven’t written for a week and even stopped reading...   
    I must be sick, I haven’t written for a week and even stopped reading...
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    BronxWench reacted to InBrightestDay for a status update, Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things hav   
    Ok, so last time the news was nerve-wracking, but I’m happy to report that things have improved substantially.  My little brother is fine (his symptoms never got worse than the mild ones I described last time), and my middle brother’s wife has tested negative several times now, so it seems she was never infected.
    Still sort of nervous about my aunt, but that’s two out of three COVID-related things that have turned out well so far.
    With all that in mind, I have some reviews to catch up on.  I know Invidia  has started reading Mortuus Orbis, and of course JayDee has left reviews of every chapter, and @Sinfulwolf has left three wonderful reviews on the finale of WitS, so over the next few days I’ll endeavor to respond to all of those.
    As for what’s coming up next, I have at least two things to work on in the near future.  Both of them are science fiction stories tied to another work, one that’s not on AFF and I don’t really want to describe here.
    Suffice it to say I make weird friends for who I am.  Then again the first friend I made here was JayDee so maybe not that weird.
    In the case of the longer one, my co-writer has asked if she could just start writing, so I have to make an effort to keep pace lest I be left behind (as well as work out precisely which of us will be writing what scenes).  I know Sparrow may be concerned at the moment, but I don’t quite know what the co-writing process with her will be like, so it may not eat up as much time as one might fear, and after the weekend, I will endeavor to be on Discord more often.
    I have another idea for a story called Below, but that doesn’t have anybody waiting for it, so it can be placed on hold until other things get done.
    Bringing it all back to the beginning of this post, thank you to everyone who wished my family well and offered prayers and support.  You have no idea how much I appreciated all of that.
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    BronxWench reacted to pippychick for a status update, (follows you around the forum)   
    (follows you around the forum)
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    BronxWench reacted to Anesor for a status update, Roofers finally making noise overhead. It took NINE months minus a week for the insur   
    Roofers finally making noise overhead.  It took NINE months minus a week for the insurance to stop dragging their feet and low-balling ripped roof deck and hail damage.  The first month it poured in, later it ‘only’ dripped.
    Maybe we’ll all stop having problems sleeping.
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    BronxWench reacted to kagome26isawsome for a status update, why does me turning 36 scare me so?!   
    why does me turning 36 scare me so?! 
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    BronxWench reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, I’ll admit it – I’m transmogriphobic. Shapeshifters give me the willies. I know, I kn   
    I’ll admit it – I’m transmogriphobic. Shapeshifters give me the willies.
    I know, I know, I should get to know some of them before I judge.
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    BronxWench reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, I honestly don’t see Trump hanging out with this group.   
    I honestly don’t see Trump hanging out with this group. 

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    BronxWench reacted to WillowDarkling for a status update, I’m just going to say it… Congratulations, America.   
    I’m just going to say it… Congratulations, America. 
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    BronxWench reacted to Desiderius Price for a status update, From those quotes you’ve likely never heard before: “Quite punctual, even showed up t   
    From those quotes you’ve likely never heard before: “Quite punctual, even showed up three days early to his execution!”
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    BronxWench reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, Lately, I’ve seen a lot of people (mostly on TV shows) misusing the expression “Divid   
    Lately, I’ve seen a lot of people (mostly on TV shows) misusing the expression “Divide and conquer.” This phrase does NOT mean “Split up to tackle separate tasks.” It means “Separate your enemies from one another so you can more easily overpower them.”
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    BronxWench reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, The video system that the Chinese government uses for mass surveillance of its citize   
    The video system that the Chinese government uses for mass surveillance of its citizens is called Skynet. I am not making this up.
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    BronxWench reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, Every member of Congress who has been humoring Trump about his election loss for the   
    Every member of Congress who has been humoring Trump about his election loss for the past 2 months had a hand in what happened today.
    I have spoken.