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Hey, it's 2009

Happy New Year, everybody! A grab-bag entry of recent-ish things...

First, to remind myself (because I can never really remember, any more, what I actually did on New Year's Eve in any given year): this year there was a snowstorm out there, and it was very cold. I had yummy food for dinner, and yummy wine courtesy of rednikki and mycranium. I watched the Disney movie "Enchanted", which I got from the library (to replace a unworking copy of "Madagascar") and which I'd been meaning to see. And it was a HOOT. Really. Disney taking the piss out of its own romantic-cartoons genre.

Speaking of the aforementioned snowstorm: I went out very early yesterday, to feed elishavah's cat Tigger. It was already snowing, but given the forecast it sounded like it would be better to get it done earlier than later. By the time I got home, it was seriously putting it down out there. I came in the door, and of course, there was Emily, crying to be let out. "Yeah, yeah," I said. I picked up her harness, and the little fruitcake actually sat up on her hind legs and thrust her head through the loop, she was so eager to go out.

And then she found out what the outdoors was actually like:

I think the expression on her face in the first pic says it all, no? She did walk down the steps of her own volition, but she didn't really make it very far before she decided "Fuck this" and headed back up the steps to the door.

(Showing that she either does not learn, or else cannot keep a thought in her tiny little walnut-sized brain, today, she was crying at the back door again when I got in from Cat Sitting Errands. I ignored her this time.)

Also apropos to a post this time of year: my Fannish Year in Review.

In Kadanzer Weyr, my Pern fandom group: approx. 11,050 words of fic (spread over 4 fics). No art. (!!!) :( Yeah, I'm bad; I've got catching up to do there...

In RiverTwine Holt, my ElfQuest fandom group: approx. 11,375 words of fic (spread over 4 fics... okay, that's a bit eerie; I had no idea I had such parity between the two groups in terms of how much fic I was doing!). 52 pieces of art (most in color), including 77 individual figures. This included two pieces for the group's 2009 Calendar (I did February and July.)

Hmm. Basically, I wrote approximately the same amount of fic over this year as last year, give or take a story (still a total well under what I've done in years past). I actually did somewhat less art than I did in 2007. Good lord, what have I been *doing* this year? I guess, increased admin duties in the EQ group; that always sucks up time, it's true.


Finally! One more piece of art I did this year was for EQ fandom -- every year, the EQ site's forum, Scroll of Colors, produces a fan-art calendar. It's juried. Artists submit pieces related to the year's theme, and then you don't find out if you made it in until the calendar is released.

Well, the calendar was released today. The theme is "The Magic of ElfQuest". My entry was chosen for January. :) It can be seen here: The 2009 ElfQuest Fan Art Calendar

That's all for 2008! Really, I am not sad to see it go. :P Here's to a MUCH BETTER 2009 for everybody!


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Jan. 1st, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Heee! That Emily. :::hugs you both:::

Congratulations on the calendar by the way.

Also...yikes it's freezing outside! Meep.
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Emily's a nutball!

Jan. 20th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
She has her very special way of perceiving the world. ;)
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Jan. 20th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
I really, really hope so! *hugs*
Jan. 1st, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
Hooray for Adventure Cat!
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
She's being more wussy than adventurous with regard to the snow lately. Or maybe she's just wising up. ;-)
Jan. 2nd, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
Here's to a MUCH BETTER 2009 for everybody!

Jan. 20th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
She's... somethin'!
Jan. 2nd, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
That's all for 2008! Really, I am not sad to see it go. :P Here's to a MUCH BETTER 2009 for everybody!****

So say we all! Seriously.

Thanks for the cute puddy pics :) I love cats but I'm allergic, so I vicariously cat own through the pics my friends post.

Have a fantastic 2009 hon.
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
*hugs* I hope you do too! *crossing fingers*
Jan. 2nd, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked the wine! We didn't get out until 2009, but with the snow we weren't able to run around and see people. Hopefully we will see each other again sometime in 2009!
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Ooo! I meant to tell you before but kept forgetting:

So, not long after you guys left the bowling alley, when we got to the end of the game, in the next-to-last frame... I BOWLED A STRIKE! Yes! In candlepin!

I've never done that before! I didn't capitalize on it very much, but it *did* cause me to win. (When I walked up there, Katie was like 3 points ahead of me, and I said, "You know, given the way I've been bowling so far, it is entirely likely that you will *still win*." And then on my first bowl, a strike!)

katie_m and telepresence have vowed to be my witnesses for this.
Jan. 5th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
That cat expression is a classic of "Sky full of falling white bugs: YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Please try again, and get the temperature right next time."
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
If only she could use the power of her brain to make it be spring/summer already! She so totally would if she could.
Jan. 6th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
Emily: "I'm sorry, I failed to anticipate that it would be 600 degrees cooler once we passed through that door thing. Let's try it again tomorrow and see if it's warmed up any, 'kay? I want to play in the white stuff when it's about seventy degrees."

Jan. 20th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
See my latest post -- she really is going with the "maybe if I try again... and again... and again, the results will be different!" theory.

It's not really working out for her.
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