JayDee

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    JayDee reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, My birthday is tomorrow, and it’s a big one. Why didn’t I move to a planet with a lar   
    My birthday is tomorrow, and it’s a big one. Why didn’t I move to a planet with a larger orbit?
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    JayDee reacted to BronxWench for a status update, It was 27 years ago today that the daft bugger and I decided to do that marriage thin   
    It was 27 years ago today that the daft bugger and I decided to do that marriage thing. I have a sneaky feeling it’s working out.
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, Working at a mall you see all sorts of people. Tonight, I had an unpleasant experienc   
    Working at a mall you see all sorts of people.
    Tonight, I had an unpleasant experience to meet a blackguard. 
    A fair bit disconcerting to feel unclean in the traditional sense.
    Definitely, not used to people able to poison the atmosphere where they dwell and defile the vibe of a place long after they leave. With a lingering wrongness that raises the hairs on the back of your neck.
    Co-workers called them demon people and I’m inclined to agree. I steadfastly refused to look at these people in the eye because there was something inhumane in the way they looked at others.
    I don’t think the extra strength cleaning solution covers spiritual filth.
     
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, “How foolish these mortals be to use absolutes. When neither fate, nor time are kind   
    “How foolish these mortals be to use absolutes. When neither fate, nor time are kind and mortals are as mayflies” – Duliaht Yama Queen,  goddess of the Hell of Rust and Bitter Iron
     
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    JayDee reacted to WillowDarkling for a status update, What is an OPossum? An Irish Possum?   
    What is an OPossum? 
     
     
     
     
    An Irish Possum?
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    JayDee reacted to Ghost-of-a-Chance for a status update, Recently, someone asked me “What do you want to accomplish in the next ten years?” Th   
    Recently, someone asked me “What do you want to accomplish in the next ten years?” They probably expected something entirely different than what I answered. Some folks, surely, must answer that question with “I want to be promoted in my job” or “I want to get married,” or even “I want to own my own home and not have to deal with my bitchy landlady anymore.” My answer perplexed this person, and honestly, it confuses me, too.
    I want to be truly finished with pieces after I’ve written them. I don’t want to spend hours, days, weeks, and even months and years wondering how I could have improved them. I don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night and realize I left a huge-ass plot-hole somewhere, spelled someone’s name wrong, or got chapters out of order. I don’t want to go back, read over my stories, think “My GOD that’s crap,” and spend the next several months agonizing over how I can improve the crap. I want to write, proofread, make final edits, and be done with the piece, able to move on without worrying I’ve made some horrible mistake...and no, I’m not just worrying for nothing. I do make horrible mistakes and find them months down the line, frequently enough that it’s given me some nasty recurring writer’s block.
    Improving your craft can make you so much more critical of yourself. When I first started writing (we’re talking single digit ages here) I never looked back. Now I have decades of experience and years of education behind me, all geared toward improving my writing...and I can’t stop looking back long enough to look forward.
    Maybe it’d be more realistic to say “I want to win the lottery without ever touching a ticket.”
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    JayDee reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, More of George’s Phone Follies: A while back, I had to delete my phone’s entire custo   
    More of George’s Phone Follies: A while back, I had to delete my phone’s entire custom dictionary because every time I began typing a word that began with the letter F, it wouldn’t stop suggesting “fuckfuckfuckityfuck” (which I used ONCE in a chapter of “Country Summer”).
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    JayDee reacted to BronxWench for a status update, Went to the 50 th Anniversary Tour show for Jethro Tull last night. Ian Anderson’s vo   
    Went to the 50th Anniversary Tour show for Jethro Tull last night. Ian Anderson’s voice is rough, but gods, that flute of his… and he can still play on one leg!   
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    JayDee got a reaction from BronxWench for a status update, Looking at the next weekly prompts in dribs/drabs: Week 209 “Do-able! DG sure came up   
    Looking at the next weekly prompts in dribs/drabs:
    Week 209 “Do-able! DG sure came up with interesting some fun stuff! Should manage to finally finish slumber party with these!”
    Week 210 “I yearn for the cold embrace of death to release me from the horrific pain of existence. All is suffering.”
    Week 211 “Ooh Christmassy!”
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, http://www.foodtimeline.org/ For all your timeline food related needs   
    http://www.foodtimeline.org/
    For all your timeline food related needs
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, I love my parents. I’m at work late. I turn around and the arizona rain hit. Its rain   
    I love my parents.
    I’m at work late. I turn around and the arizona rain hit. Its raining sideways the wind is howling and moaning and my car is in the farthest reaches of the parking lot.
    and my parents of all people drive up and help me to my car.
    I don’t deserve them.
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    JayDee reacted to pittwitch for a status update, Operation GetFired is not going well. I must up my SnarkGame.   
    Operation GetFired  is not going well.  I must up my SnarkGame. 
     
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    JayDee reacted to Ghost-of-a-Chance for a status update, It’s been over seven years since RUSH released Clockwork Angels , and nothing has cha   
    It’s been over seven years since RUSH released Clockwork Angels, and nothing has changed. I still fall into an all-encompassing, skin-prickling, lung-stilling, and soul-rending state of ecstasy every time I hear “The Wreckers.” The problem? My hubby has crazy-narrow tastes in music and can’t comprehend how I can love that song so much. It’s true, but I feel like telling him “it makes my ears jizz themselves” would be poorly received by someone who only enjoys music with screaming in it.
    Seriously. My ears need a smoke after the song’s over. It’s that freakin’ good.
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    JayDee reacted to BronxWench for a status update, Wishing our Foeofthelance a very Happy Birthday, and many more, lad!   
    Wishing our Foeofthelance a very Happy Birthday, and many more, lad!  
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    JayDee reacted to WillowDarkling for a status update, Mrs. Toni Morrison, may you rest in peace.   
    Mrs. Toni Morrison, may you rest in peace. 
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    JayDee reacted to InBrightestDay for a status update, So I’m working on Part Nine of The Woman in the Statue (the goal is to be done around   
    So I’m working on Part Nine of The Woman in the Statue (the goal is to be done around the 18th), and I wanted to describe the lobby of the Van Dijk building, but how big is it?
    Now I could just bullshit this...but you all know I won’t.
    So the building is about 300 meters tall and is a regular octagon in cross section (meaning all eight sides are the same length).  If the lobby in which Chloe, Luzurial and the assault team fight hybrids takes up one entire side (“edge” in geometric terms), how big across is it?
    Well, if we assume the building has a base diameter of one sixth of its height, then it’s 50 m in diameter and thus has a circumradius (the radius of the circle connecting all eight vertices/corners of the octagon) of 25 m.  Each eighth of the octagon can be described as an isosceles triangle with two sides 25 m long (since those “sides” are the circumradius) meeting at an angle of 45 degrees.  So now I have to find the missing side.
    Just to remind everyone that I am not a math major, I literally had to use Google to be reminded that an isosceles triangle is just two right triangles smooshed together, which I really should have remembered from 9th Grade Geometry.  Anyway, since the sine (0.3826834323650897717284599840304) of one angle (22.5 degrees) of a right triangle is equal to the length of the opposite side divided by the length of the hypotenuse (25 m), and then we multiply that result (9.56708580912724429321149960076) by two to get the end of the isosceles…
    So the lobby is about nineteen meters wide.  Why do I do this to myself?
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    JayDee reacted to kagome26isawsome for a status update, finally got back on here and the pit just to delete some more stories. *sigh* i wish   
    finally got back on here and the pit just to delete some more stories. *sigh* i wish i knew where my motivation for writing went! or if i will ever get back to it
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, I was a dead star shone red into the infinite dark I bled A dying city my inhabitants   
    I was a dead star shone red into the infinite dark I bled
    A dying city my inhabitants long dead
    maintenance kept me just shy of that envied flat-line
    My roots dug deep
    your branches mixed with mine and my roots together entwine with thee and thine
    Until I could no longer tell were you me?
    Or was I mine?
    Did I bleed out? Or did you bleed in?
    A death that lasted yet was not mine
    But was thee and thine
    Here at the end
    Time’s Den
    To see with Dead and Dying sight
    A strange mix of you and me
    and through thine blooded light
    A stranger’s might.
    Impossibly bright.
    Beginning.
     
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    JayDee reacted to BronxWench for a status update, A very Happy Birthday to pippychick, a dear friend and brilliant writer! Hope the day   
    A very Happy Birthday to pippychick, a dear friend and brilliant writer! Hope the day is incredible, and perfect!    
     
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    JayDee reacted to WritingDude for a status update, "Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” RIP Russi Taylor (vo   
    "Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” RIP Russi Taylor (voice of Minnie Mouse)
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, Note to self check the weather before going on the nightly jog. Barely a mile in and   
    Note to self check the weather before going on the nightly jog.
    Barely a mile in and I get blindsided with a duststorm. Good old AZ
    Where grit and sand get into places they were never meant to go
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    JayDee reacted to pittwitch for a status update, This witch is MELTING.   
    This witch is MELTING.
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    JayDee reacted to GeorgeGlass for a status update, Why have I never met a female electrician? I get that carpentry and plumbing require   
    Why have I never met a female electrician? I get that carpentry and plumbing require a certain amount of upper-body strength, but does electrical work? Or is that profession just an impenetrable boys’ club?
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    JayDee reacted to InvidiaRed for a status update, http://easydamus.com/alignmenttest.html Alignment Tests are fun.   
    http://easydamus.com/alignmenttest.html
    Alignment Tests are fun.

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    JayDee reacted to CloverReef for a status update, It’s so damn nice to be writing again after such a long-assed drought.   
    It’s so damn nice to be writing again after such a long-assed drought.