Desiderius Price

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  1. Last week, I wrote past a million, this morning, I posted past a million on my potter fanfic!

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    1. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Oooohhhh, oooohhh, ooh… that hits WAY too close to home   ::stares miserably at piles of notes but still no thesis:: :blush:

  3. If I ever wonder where my high word count is coming from on my rewrite, take this example of a 71 word paragraph, now over 800+ words including a short sensual shower scene.  Guess this is literary inflation at work?

  4. Okay, it’s official.  Can’t consider my potter fanfic “short” as it’s broken the one million word mark on the drive, now halfway to two million!  (By drive, this includes around 0.5% of overhead due to the HTML formatting.)

  5. Tis the season to eat a bulb of garlic every day to keep the vampires at bay.

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      A side effect of my diet plan, keeps most other things away too :)

    3. Rick_Andrew

      Rick_Andrew

      Fret not, Desi—with a trim and the right conditioner, you can get that all-over once-sheddy mane lush! sultry! with a light scent of musk: seductive, like good suede !

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I tend to worry more about the extra “lumps” and curves in my b-day suit!  Suppose I ought to add a bit of exercise to the diet options, that’s the true Halloween horror.

  6. Tuna juice over canned cat food, cat’s now happy :)

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      And then at 4 am you wake up with a murderous cat standing over you, for tricking them… 

       

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Technically, the cat’s on a prescription diet, only comes in one flavor, so I’m sure he appreciates the (unauthorized) occasional modification.

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Poor kittie. Then you are absolutely right, he will appreciate the (unauthorised) modification :D 

  7. As of this morning, my potter fanfic has risen on AO3 in word count, now #16 longest in the category.  Got some writing to do!

    1. Rick_Andrew

      Rick_Andrew

      I take it The more explicit the merrier !

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I do have a “cleaner” version ---  974k vs 334k, but one misses most of the really fun stuff.

  8. Global productivity is on the rise due to the Facebook outage.

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      It’s now tanking, Facebook has returned.

  9. Don’t mind me, chuckling where I had Dumbledore refer to anybody under a hundred twenty as a “youngster” in my potter fanfic.

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Well you/re spot on.

      Wizard/ witches have a lifespan of about two hundred years. Dumbledore had at least 80 years left

      haha.

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      In my fanfic, I went with an earlier interpretation that put him around a hundred fifty to sixty.  But, by that point, what’s a decade or three?  :)

  10. My inner devil wants to compliment the selfie.  Your inner demon for the upcoming holiday?

    1. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      She’s showing off her true draconic self… properly menacing, don’t you think? :D 

    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Yes, well, sometimes it’s just exhausting to maintain a human guise. :lol: 

  11. Intriguing, the ratio of words of my “explicit” vs “clean” versions to my main potter fanfic is 2.86:1.

  12. Air conditioning, totally underappreciated until it’s not working.  Glad to have it working again!

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Off the top of my head, several ideas might help.

      1. A swamp cooler – basically uses evaporation cooling, useful in a desert-like environment, not sure if it’d be enough for the 46C case.
      2. Geothermal heating/cooling – though installation would cost

      Now, wish this one was commercialized, it’d be perfect. Heard about it being demo’d in a DC science fair from a friend who went.  Solar based A/C, uses bromine as the working fluid, and sunlight to drive the cycle instead of the usual electric compressor.  It’d be perfect for your case, TBH, and for lots of people.  (I mean, if the sun’s not shining, you generally don’t need the A/C as much.)

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      I’ve looked into evaporative coolers.  They can work well if you live in desert-like levels of low humidity.  It does get like that here sometimes, but it also gets humid here as well, and evaporative coolers massively add to the humidity levels in your home. 

      I’ve never heard of geothermal heating/cooling even being available anywhere here, nor could I find evidence of it being available here, so my guess it’s not really an option here.

      I appreciate the effort though!  But I’ve lived through 40-odd years of stupidly hot summers so I can make it though a few more.  It sure makes you appreciate the other seasons more! lol

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I fear with climate change, the temperatures are only going to get worse.  (Want 56C?)  That’s where the solar A/C idea is better, wish somebody commercialized it.  See, all cooling takes energy to drive, which gets released as heat in addition to the heat it’s driving out of the box  – this is why the net effect of leaving the refrigerator open (as the Simpsons showed) is to raise the temperature, not reduce it.  The solar A/C I heard about, it was solar heat (not electricity) that was going to heat us up anyways, so capture it and use it to cool a box while we’re at it – way better than burning fossil fuels!  Not sure if it was more efficient than solar electric panel → conventional A/C or not, I’d need numbers to know.

      Geothermal, see no reason why it shouldn’t work, efficiency depends on how stable the temperature underground is.  Energy for any heat pump (which A/C is, a heat pump in reverse) is dependent on the temperature difference, greater that difference, the more energy it takes to accomplish.  Thus, if the below ground is at, say 36C, it’d be way better to use that as a heat sink than the 46C air.

      See, I paid (some) attention in my thermodynamics class eons ago!  :)

      One unspoken option is to relocate...feel like building an underground bunker in the back garden?  There’s this video on youtube showing a guy doing just that.

  13. Coincidental to my birthday, it’s national PEANUT day!  How thoughtful :)

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

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      :wish::happykitten::spank2:

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Hmm… birthday spankings, haven’t had those in a long time.  Do you deliver? :)

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Happy birthday, you nut! :)

      I know, I know, but “you legume” just doesn’t have oomph.

  14. So, how many people pay attention to about/profile information?  Merely curious.

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Aw, I see the issue, that field is “hidden” so people don’t know I’ve made another trip around the sun today.

    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Happy birthday, Desi :D You need to have that info unhidden for people to notice, I’m afraid :P  :bday:  :wish:

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Normally, it’s something I don’t advertise, op-sec/dox’ing avoidance.  However, once in a while, it’s nice to have it noticed!  :)

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  16. Hate it when I find a good article, useful for my writing, locked behind a paywall.  It’s like… I’m not making money on my writing here.

    1. InvidiaRed
    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      While I appreciate the vote of confidence, I’m not that great of a writer to get into the formalities of being published.

  17. Rest in Peace.

  18. Do not poke a bear in the butt ... though at least the issue is self-correcting.

  19. Got an outline to a possible Halloween story, might contribute this year.

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Woo! I have a few ideas.

       

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’m mulling mine over… did put the rough outline into a file so it’s been at least committed that far.

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Shweet. We’ll see if I can get “Night of the Were-Bimbos” finished this time.

  20. Must confess… this post in @Praetor ‘s topic irked me, but it didn’t feel right replying in a thread (where, no offense, not reading the relevant story).

    16 hours ago, Guest Nappa said:

    Is the author ever coming back or can we see if someone else can take the stories over 

    The sense of self-entitlement here reeks, IMO, threatening a hostile takeover of a story because the author might be having a life outside of writing.

     

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Now, AFF policies are a bit more stringent than the other sites.  In addition to plagiarism, AFF doesn’t allow fanfic of fanfic (unless credited with permission of that other author); FFN is silent, AO3 has an “inspired by” annotation.  I make the distinction given that’s how I caught the writing-as-a-hobby bug; I was inspired by another fanfic, and I do credit that other author in the relevant fanfic (not posted here).

    3. Praetor

      Praetor

      Does that mean there're no 50 Shades of Grey fics?  Since that's already Twilight fan fiction??  And how do you have more tags than stories?  That doesn't sound mathematically possible.  Anyways, thanks for the support peoples, I didn't know how much I needed that.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      50 shades “filed the serial numbers off”, removed the elements that made it fanfic.  For my sequel to the fanfic of a fanfic, I could’ve done the same to bring it to AFF, but it didn’t feel right IMO and that’s why it remains on FFN & AO3 instead (or track down that other author two decades later...).

      AO3 has 16M tags, 8M stories (according to their search engine).  As authors can freeform tags, they obviously got creative, like each story is required to create two tags, on average.  It’s so many that I check the “Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings” box to cover my arse. 

      But yeah, you’re welcome.  Supporting authors is a nice thing here, the forums, being able to whine or stick up for others, and have a shoulder to lean on when needed.

  21. Anybody feel like tip-toeing through the poison ivy?

  22. Protip: Best to not use poison ivy as toilet paper.

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    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      My guess would be, the character who lives by the credo, “Where’s the fun in that…” 

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Yeah, that’s likely a good choice.  I mean, I did toss a flash grenade into my MC’s face, should give him a break.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Wanking afterwards is definitely not advised, either, but somebody’s about to get a painful lesson :bash:

  23. Shh!  Nobody look while I research flash grenades….

  24. Halloween is less than three months away.

  25. Oh, waking up the MC can be hard to do.  Screams and shouts of fire might do it.  :fthrower: