A Temporis oneshot

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 01:24 pm
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To make a long story short, Temporis is a YA steampunk novel that I started a little less than two years ago and which I intend to publish someday. It'll most likely be self-published when that does happen.

This is the first time I've written anything Temporis-related in... a year? It's essentially a noncanon oneshot, but I was really happy with it, so I figured I might as well post it somewhere.

Spoilericious Background information necessary for understanding what's going on: Because of a (somewhat self-fulfilling) prophecy, Alejandra will kill Desiree. But when Alejandra kills Desiree, time rewinds and it happens all over again. No one knows that this is going on, but Desiree kind of remembers fragments from the other times, though she never puts everything together until it's too late.

Let in the Light

This time, let’s do it differently,” Desiree said. She didn’t know why she had said that. )

 (Entry crossposted to tumblr)

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 10:54 pm
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 So last night I learned how to crochet.
(kind of).

I had a friend give me a quick lesson that lasted no more than an hour. He taught me how to crochet "round things," because in his opinion, that's what crochet is best for. For anything else, he claimed that knitting was faster. This meant that I can crochet: flat circles, spheres, and cylinders. And that's about it.

I needed to learn last night because today I spent hours tabling for Fiber Arts Club (of which I am co-coordinator of) at my school's arts and crafts festival, and I wanted to be doing something fiber-related while tabling to attract interest to the club. Basically, I ended up grabbing some scrap balls of yarn from the club's collection and just aimlessly trying to figure out crochet by crocheting a flat, circular disc, which could become possibly a coaster or something.

Because I'm inexperienced, the disc started to curve at the edges. At this point, someone suggested I make a jellyfish, which seemed like something within my abilities, so I started working on that. I was actually pretty happy with the result:

One of the other co-coordinators was selling knitted dinosaurs at our booth, and a woman stopped by and looked at them. She had a young child and she was buying sea-related toys and things for him.

Of course, she spotted my jellyfish.

And she wanted to buy it. Since it was my first crochet project, I was hesitant. I didn't trust my beginner workmanship, for one thing. I told her that I couldn't sell this one, and she asked if she could give me her email so that I could contact her about making another one for her to buy. I agreed (because why not? I needed a new project).

...And that's the story of how I got commissioned to crochet a jellyfish literally the day after I learned how to crochet.

(entry crossposted to tumblr)
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I don't really know how I want to use this account.

To those of you who came from tumblr and are expecting my dreamwidth account to be full of tumblr-style posts... it's not. My posting style tends to change with the medium used, and something about this format encourages me to be even wordier here. So, um, a warning in advance about that.

I think there will probably be a fair amount of crossposting between tumblr and here, especially for longer posts. In terms of DW-as-a-tumblr-substitute, that seems to be the best of both worlds.

In terms of DW-as-its-own-thing, I'm still mostly at a loss.

I think I would like to get more involved with the LJ/DW community at large (as I discussed somewhat at length on my LJ and my tumblr). My first real attempt at that was during the RS Games, and that was a lot of fun and I felt that my abilities as a writer were much better suited to the LJ/DW format.

Right now, unfortunately, I have very little free time, so using DW-as-its-own-thing might have to wait awhile to really happen.

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