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Mar. 7th, 2013 08:01 pm
othersideofthis: (white collar)
 This is super belated as compared to when everyone else did theirs, but I have a few minutes of functional brain time, here's a short-but-sweet state of the pups.

Me:  
Super busy/tired/unmotivated.  Work saps most of my energy, and now I'm taking a continuing education sort of class to get a certification for work (my PHR, for the curious) which comes with about a zillion pages of reading a week and I think I've forgotten how to learn, but anyway, that saps the rest of my energy.  Plus I'm closing in on putting in an offer for a condo, which also stresses me out, so tl;dr I have been a horribly slow RPer lately and I have dropped all sorts of threads and have been super slow on others and I don't know when that's going to change. Other than a couple of private threads I've got going, and tagging back the art crawl, I think I need to drop everything else old that I've got lingering. :|

Nick: As always, can use more friends.  Is settling in to being a father figure (and having a million dogs).  Could always use more friends -- it's partly been my bad RPing and partly just that he's been on the island for so long, but most of his friends keep disappearing and I've done a terrible job at getting him new ones.

Snape: His typical curmudgeonly self.  Can also use more friends.  I really need plot or something for him to do, as even though he sticks to himself, I hate having him be so idle.  I do very much love his friendship with Belle, as she is such a pro at putting up with surly individuals. He will never admit that they're friends, but they are, so there.  Anyway. Plot things you need a disgruntled ex-wizard for, give them to me.

Neal: Things have progressed with Kate finally from FWB to actual boyfriend/girlfriend.  This really happened around NYE or so, and they're both being kind of modest about it, but their threads give me much joy.  He's been making somewhat-original art thanks to Wendy's Art Crawl, though I still really want him to start offering certified copies of classic paintings to people. Canon fleshed out a little more why he has always done forgeries, not original work -- it has a lot to do with his identity issues, thanks to his plethora of daddy issues -- so I feel pretty safe in my decision to keep him largely away from original art.  Tomorrow's his one year island-versary, so expect a post from him some time in the next few days to celebrate that.  [oh, or, if I get bogged down with other stuff, I may wait until later in the month and post on his birthday, instead; if I'd remembered that, I would have put in the work to have him throw a party. ]  Otherwise, Neal is Neal -- he is my easiest to play but also the most exhausting, because he's so high energy.  The end of S4 was basically like a punch to the gut, and Neal learned some pretty important things, but I don't know if/when I'll ever make island!Neal aware of them.  There's something with the potential to be a good item somewhere down the line, but I don't know that it will have the same impact for him on the island vs. in canon.  

Maddie: Honestly probably still a little shaken up by the Ormaie trip, more than she will let on, because she had to relive a lot of bad memories and reminded her of the fact that someday, she might wake up and Julie will be gone from the island, or that she herself will have returned back home.  Other than that, I enjoy her friendship with Henry and I look forward to threading them more.  I've been lax in threading her - she's easy to get out there as she'll talk to anyone, I'm just spectacularly lazy.  :(

Future: No one, at the moment, as I'm barely keeping my head above water as is.  I've been thinking of bringing an original character to Killjoy, and have a few characters I want to play who'd work best in Darrow, and I still desperately want to play George Mason at TR but feel like she would be really hard to play if I didn't know that a Shaun was going to be forthcoming.  But, like I said, I need to get back on track with regularly returning tags at TR before considering anyone else.

[tr: sotp]

Nov. 30th, 2012 09:38 am
othersideofthis: (christmas cats)
State of Me

HEY SO let's do one of these again.

I think I'm mostly recovered from post campaign exhaustion. I thought I'd be able to bounce back right into life after election day but instead all I've done is a) sleep b) eat c) watch tv d) sleep more. And then I got sick.

Now I'm not, though.

I'm still busy and tired and unmotivated and such, but am slowly working my way back into doing tags.

And the pups... )
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State of Me

Ugh I am just so tired all the time, it is so hard to stay motivated when all you want to do is sleep.

I did a decent job of cleaning out my inbox earlier today - I've got two tags left to get back to, and one is a Neal tag that's going to take more brain power than I've got right now, so that's going to have to wait.

I am going to be super busy between now and November, as I volunteer with the Obama campaign and have been sucked into a more responsible role, which equals huge time suck. My days post-work are pretty much going to look like this:

Monday: Phone bank / Tuesday: White Collar night / Wednesday: ??! / Thursday: Phone bank / Friday: hipster radio. With Saturdays being taken up by 5ks or hipster radio things or band gigs or something, and Sundays being more phone banking and also band practice.

So, tl;dr I am still here but on a very reduced basis through the beginning of November. If there's something going on with your pups that I should know about, or a post that I should tag into but haven't, please don't think I'm ignoring you, I just might not have seen it. (Or it's been sitting open in a tab for a week and I just never got to it yet.)

And the pups... )

[TR: SotP]

Jul. 30th, 2012 03:20 pm
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State of Me

I am tired and borderline sick (I have not been able to stop sneezing all day) and have fallen behind on just about everything, though am only one thread away from making reqs for July. I don't know how that happened.

Right now, I'm working on catching up with all the tags I've got -- all of which are threads I enjoy, which is making me less likely to want to drop them -- but I'm still really learning that if I don't keep on top of them and stay excited about what I'm writing, that I am more likely to lose interest. It's interesting that it's taken this many years of RPing for me to finally come back around and start figuring out a system that works with my real life the way it is now.

And the pups... )
othersideofthis: (white collar)
State of Me

I feel that I did pretty well this month, for as unmotivated I've been in real life. I think I'm doing pretty well at finding what works for me in regards to how many threads I can maintain at a time (the magic number seems to be around 10), I have a handful of outstanding tags that I've been slogging through but most of them seem to be coming to a close.

July is going to be a little hectic for me -- I'm aiming on bringing a new pup at the beginning of the month, Neal may be having some Big Life Changes happening, and I'll be out of town from July 12 through the 16. I'll be at a music festival in Kentucky and will have some internet access (free WiFi in common areas of the hotel, plus my phone) but may be too burnt out to tag.

Also, none of mine are going into Amnesia Plot -- I don't think that many of them would benefit much from it -- but I'll be around for any thread requests for amnesia-ed pups, if desired.

And the pups... )
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State of Me

I actually did really well and made reqs by the first half of the month, although now I seem to have lost steam and am really slow on responses to threads. I just discovered a whole bunch that are over a week old, which somehow escaped my notice, which now makes me feel crappy, ugh, so I will probably go through them to see if any are plotty and need to be kept. (If I owe you a severely overdue tag and you definitely want to continue the thread, let me know and I'll be glad to.) I had a lot of tags this month but not many big changes or updates for my pups, so there's not a whole lot of new information here.

Things are still kind of busy here. I changed desks at work so my computer actually faces more people, which makes work tagging harder since more people walk past me. I ranwalked my 5k this week and have now signed up for another one next weekend so I can't take that much relaxation time off.

And the pups... )

TR: SotP

Apr. 30th, 2012 10:19 am
othersideofthis: (bored rufus)
State of Me

I had great intentions for April, but it wound up being kind of a wash, too, as my main tagging mojo has been All Neal, All the Time. I think I need one more tag for Snape to make reqs, so I might just throw him belatedly at someone in the hoedown, or I might just let it go.

In general, I'm good but tired all the time and kind of blah. May is a relatively low-key sort of month for me -- I should be in town for the whole time, and only have a couple of concerts on the radar. I'm "training" for a 5k at the end of the month, so regular gym-time will eat into my schedule a bit, but I guess it's worth it in order to not be out of breath after jogging for a minute?

And the pups... )

TR: SotP

Mar. 28th, 2012 06:09 pm
othersideofthis: (white collar)
State of Me
I'm calling March a wash with reqs -- I made them for Neal, clearly, but unless I find myself getting particularly inspired by someone's EP, I'm just going to let Nick and Snape off the hook for now. Going on vacation and being so busy killed most of my mojo, and I had to drop a bunch of older threads. (If I dropped anything you'd like to continue, let me know, though, and I'll go back to it. I just got overwhelmed with what was left in my inbox.) Hopefully April will get me back on track. I don't have any concrete plans to app anytime soon, but I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that I made reqs.

I'm always open to doing private threads with anyone, for any reason, even if it's just for our characters to have a chat about nothing. I always need to get my pups out more, especially Nick, since he has been here so long and has seen so many of his friends disappear and is kind of running short on People He Knows.

And the pups... )

TR: SotP

Feb. 2nd, 2012 06:39 pm
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Enter here for a State of the Pups-alooza.

It's that time again! )
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Me: I've been kind of in a funk, RL and internet-wise, though I've been trying to keep up with tags. I've got a handful of tags here on DW that I'm planning on returning tonight, and a few threads from Snape's EP on LJ that are still continuing. I know I say this every year, but I'd really like to get better about more promptly returning tags, so I don't let them pile up and then get overwhelmed because there are so many of them. tl;dr I suck

And there's more! )

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