Desiderius Price

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  1. YES!!!  My internet works again, how blessed.  :bounce:  Now where do I pick up my medal for having to withstand an eight day outage? 

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      And it turns out the local library’s free wifi blocks AFF (labels it as pornography).  Ditto at work, so was considering getting a VPN to work around the blockage.

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Yep, because we are an age-restricted site. 

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Not that I was particularly disagreeing, especially at work.  Though we’re not the visual graphic image type, so it should be alright (IMO) to browse (quietly) in a library setting.  (Obviously, a text-to-speech feature might not go over as well...)  However, crisis was averted, so now I can be a pervert in my own damn house!  :)

       

  2. Now is that time to start thinking about those Halloween one shots!

  3. Now at 66666 (AO3) hits on my potter fanfic!  Yay!

  4. “Don’t try this at home.  The police will have questions.”

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Lol, thats what the desert is for :rolleyes:

    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      SO many questions…  :lol: 

    3. kagome26isawsome

      kagome26isawsome

      as shultz used to say: i know nothing...NOTHING!!! 

  5. Fifteen hours to SPRING!

    1. Wilde_Guess

      Wilde_Guess

      ‘Bout time.  Vernal Equinox is moving even slower than Vernon Dursley with Petunia’s 14” by 7 “ circumference clitoris up his keister.

  6. :sham: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! :sham:

  7. FINALLY!  Only a month late, met my December writing goal!

  8. According to FB adverts, today, I’m apparently a dentist.  Didn’t realize I was so talented!

  9. That moment when you realize your potter fanfic has more posted words than JKR’s books 1-7.  Yeah, I checked--mine’s longer and this Harry’s having a worst time than canon too.

  10. I know some people dis on the daily writing habit, however, I’m finding it quite useful.  In my case, this has become my most overall productive time of the day, squeezed in between when I wake up and when I have to punch into work.  This morning, it was 1.2k, so not too shabby for a work day.

  11. Black’s so overdone as a nefarious color choice.  In my current potter fanfic, it’s now canary yellow!  Really helps distinguish this group from the others.  (The next group in this story will be using bottle green.)

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Yeah, sterile white sounds good, especially when the nefarious group thinks/believes they’re doing the right thing.  Even in my case, the canary yellow group thinks they’re doing the right thing too.  As I re-read the material (rewriting), I did notice a lot of black, however, I think the switch to canary yellow is a *WAY* better decision.

    3. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      For villains, I like to use colors that seem unnatural or out of place. I once wrote a Steven Universe fanfic about a nefarious collective intelligence called the Splinter, which could infect people and control their minds. Infected persons had swirling orange specks in their eyes. I chose orange because it's not a color you ever see in human eyes, or a color that was normally associated with any of the main characters.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I really make my plots complicated.  In my case, it’s not the intention of the canary yellow group to be evil, the canary yellow simply being a close proximity to the Hufflepuff colors around the martyr that’s been chosen, and this group is being tricked/fooled into being evil toward Harry.  Bottle green is by the next group is to (incorrectly) affiliate themselves with Harry, reinforcing the fears at the core of the slander/smear campaign being waged against him.

      In prior drafts, I had both groups in black (ie “dark”).  However, this pass through (of what I hope to be the FINAL draft), the canary yellow simply evolved, and I realized it was more effective than the black had been.  I applied the same logic to the next group, and so they’re going to be in robes of bottle green, to match Harry’s eyes.

  12. YAY!  I’ve finally met my NANOWRIMO (November’s) GOAL!  Yippee!

    1. GeorgeGlass

      GeorgeGlass

      Better late than never.

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      The game’s been distracting, so haven’t been sinking quite as much time as I’d like into the story, it was otherwise a semi-reasonable goal.  This is also where having a daily morning writing habit helps, because I hadn’t really abandoned that (simply because it’s too unsafe to delve into the game before work), means I’m still plodding along at hundreds if not a 1K per work day.

  13. What sucks is I’m on my second power outage of the day :(

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Dear gods… I’m sorry! :hug:

       

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Luckily, it’s come back (for now), so I made sure to heat up some dinner!

  14. Wishing Dirty Angel another happy birthday!  (Maybe she’ll bless AFF with a visit?)

  15. Like this FB meme going around.  “There are literally NO rules saying your New Year’s resolutions can’t be for evil.”

    1. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      The inverse is also true.

      World Domination can be used for good :spank:

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Good vs evil can be in the eye of the beholder too.  Ends justify the means sort of thing.  Aside from Halloween fics, I tend to write my originals like this, where both sides believe they’re doing good even though it’s interpreted as evil by the other side..

  16. Happy New Year.  May 2022 fare better than 2021.

  17. New Years Resolution: I'm going to strive to avoid making resolutions/goals, I'll only let myself down.

  18. Happy Boxing Day Everybody!

  19. Winter arrives in about an hour, solstice time!

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Need more BBQ sauce.  :fthrower: 

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      And marshmallows. :lol: 

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Chocolate for the Smor’s (dessert)

  20. On the FOURTH day of Christmas, a true love ought to give:

    FOUR scammers getting baited and losing their gift cards
    THREE busted spammers’ modems
    TWO broken spammer’s modems1
    ONE spammer’s head in a pear tree

    1Credit to @BronxWench for the second line

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Can you tell I’ve gotten peeved at the spammers slithering across our website, littering our forum with their filth?

    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Believe me, Desi, we really appreciate the giggles as we fight the bastards :D

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Don’t know the available settings on this thing.  However, if you can update the captcha requirements to post as a guest, and get all guest-posts put into a moderation pool (for approval) before becoming visible, that might help?  Even though, yes, you’re fast to remove them, it is pubic in visibility for a short period. 

  21. On the THIRD day of Christmas a true love ought to give three destroyed spammers’ modems, two broken spammers’ keyboards1, and a spammer’s head in a pear tree.

    1Credit to @BronxWench for the second line, maybe a forum topic would’ve been better?

  22. For the first day of Christmas, a true love OUGHT to give a spammer’s head in a pear tree.

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      One the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me two broken keyboards, and a spammer’s head in a pear tree.

      (For nostalgia’s sake:  http://www2.adult-fanfiction.org/forum/topic/18623-12-days-of-aff/ )

  23. Tis the season for Santa’s Workshop to be bought out by a Wall Street private equity firm.

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Started off as a conversation with a coworker about the likely OSHA violations (for Santa’s Workshop).

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Yeah, I’m going to say it’d be the otherway around. You’d think it would be like wolves descneding on some old dude but then you realize Old Saint Nick has one eye.

    4. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Word of advice to any Wall Street private equity firm thinking about this potential buyout? Do not fuck with the All-Father. :lol: 

  24. 88 Kudos on AO3, does this mean I’m going back in time?

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Crisis averted, somebody helpfully hit the button, 89 kudos.

  25. Sure, November’s goal might’ve been a bust, however, I think I’ve overcome the hurdle that stopped my progress.  Therefore, my December’s goal is to advance my potter story from 1066k to 1125k (on-drive count).  Already had 1.1k this morning before work, so off to a decent start.