a number of things

Wednesday, 13 April 2011 08:19 pm
yati: (odd ways of expressing love)
A few things, in no actual order of importance:

• There is a style class being conducted over at [community profile] style_system; the first session starts here, and the syllabus is here. If you want to learn how to modify or make a layout, that is the place to go. It starts from the very basics, so even without any knowledge of CSS or S2, you'd be able to follow.

I guess I actually already know most of the things listed in the syllabus, but it'd be great to actually properly learn S2 this time around. XD

• There's an April Showers Challenge over at Archive of Our Own, where the challenge is to upload your fanworks. Which reminds me, I still have a few fics I had meant to upload but kept . . . putting off. (I'm not even entirely sure I want my name attached to some of those any more, ahaha. We'll see.) If you don't have an AO3 account, I have an extra invite. PM me your email address and I'll send it your way. :)

• I've been taking the bus to work lately so it's been giving me something like an extra 1.5 hours a day to read. (For some reason I can't seem to fall asleep on the bus despite knowing that it's quite impossible for me to miss my stop.) So I've been reading instead. I'm awfully flighty about reviewing stuff, but my Goodreads profile is here if you're interested. I also try to keep an updated list here in this journal.

What I'm still grappling with right now: Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver and I curse the thickness of the book every time I try to stuff it into my bag. Woe. I've been reading it for almost a month (a month!) on and off, and I'm only around two-thirds done with it asfdfljg;flg. A good thing it's interesting. If nothing else it gets an A+ for diagrams annotated in Latin.

• What I should be doing: writing fic for Doink! Final Fantasy Exchange. I haven't started yet! It is far too early to panic, but I am terrified of the tonberry.


Apparently there are only four things! I'm getting worse and worse at this updating thing.
yati: Sora from the Kingdom Hearts manga, wandering around looking lost with a keyblade in one hand. (are you sure this is the way?)
Wow. I wrote one (1) piece of fanfic the entire year. I didn't think of this earlier, but with all the 2009 recap posts I've been seeing, I began wondering what did I do the whole of last year, fanworks-related, and . . . there you go.

It's this one: On the Precipiece of the World; Final Fantasy X, about 6,400 words. And it was for Final Fantasy Exchange. If I hadn't participated in that, I would've written nothing.

I am boggled by this! Boggled!

A few minutes have passed . . . and I am still boggled.

. . .

Anyway. In other things: I got involved with Dreamwidth somewhat, and submitted two patches, both style-related. I still have one assigned bug to my name: #1813. Whoops. I keep saying I'd get that done, but I still haven't. I feel bad about it. I also have a style I keep "improving" on; I should really get it done with and submit it. And I should try something other than styles, really. One thing I wanted to do was learn Perl, and I guess this year would be a good time for that.

I also got dragged into tag wrangling for AO3, which is surprising addictive. Probably even more addictive than code, imagine that! Though it has managed to get me curious about what happens behind the scenes -- I'm tempted to go over and volunteer myself as a coder. But! I am torn! Because I can't learn too many things at one go, and they use Ruby and I already promised myself I'd do more for Dreamwidth. Hmmmmm.


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