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19 January 2011 @ 06:38 pm
Only Wednesday?  
We had nice weather yesterday, so I got out for a bike ride. Oy-- having to ride indoors for most of the last 3 weeks has really cost me strength and stamina. The tiniest hills are too high! Also (*grumble-grumble*), I am seriously tired of changing that rear tire. I had a slow leak yesterday, probably from pinching the inner-tube while wrestling with the too-tight tire. At 12 miles into the ride, it became a consistent leak. Gah!

If the wind dies down, I'll ride tomorrow. With spare inner-tubes. *sigh*

Those of you squeeing over the return of White Collar are making me antsy, because I have to wait for Hulu to run it. That hiatus has gone on forever! Speaking of which, I just reread something I posted about 2 weeks ago anticipating the imminent return of new network TV episodes. Yeah. More of a trickle, isn't it?

On the Last Author Standing front, I need to woman up and start my two stories. I'm somewhat flummoxed by the prompts, so I'm hoping for miraculous, random inspiration. I did get the feedback from the round of fox_las in which I got voted out. Both inputs were for "Worst Story." One had very thoughtful detail, but the other just said that I should have written the story in first-person. Because it was a single-person POV, perhaps? Single-person and first-person are not the same thing. Also? I'll write first-person when I'm dead. I don't mind it at all in novels (I don't even notice it), but I loathe it in fanfic. I find it jarring.

None of this, of course, kept me from signing up for fox_las again:
Do You Like To Write?


Like to write? Love any of the shows on the FOX Network? Great! There is a new challenge, called fox_las, where you write a fanfic of at least 100 words every two weeks based on a different prompt and where all pairings, including slash, is allowed! Then they get voted on and the person with the least votes is out that week and the person with the most is safe the next week till you have one author standing who wins! What do you win? A snazzy graphic and a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You don't even need to be a GREAT writer!

..who will come out on top?

You know you want to try it! I got clex_monkie89 onboard earlier for drabble_las... C'mon, what've you got to lose? :D

Other pimpage: donations/bids are still being accepted through January 23 for the Queensland Australia Flood Relief Auction. My thread is here, offering drabbles (because I can't take on anything large-scale or open-ended), though I'm open to ficlets instead. You can bid/buy on other people's stuff, or offer goodies of your own!

There is also another (new!) comm for charitable auctions/offerings, where you can choose from all kinds of organizations and causes: charitypledge. Check out the details, see if you have something you'd like to offer or a charity to suggest. :)