Links

May. 25th, 2013 08:12 am

Links

May. 25th, 2013 07:59 am
ranuel: (Patrick's Rune)
Bombings, shootings, explosions, sink holes, earthquakes, storms, and locally the drowning of a toddler and the conviction of a home health aide for the murder of her client. This has been a defective week. I wish I had more to entertain you with this time around.


On to the links )
.
.

Links

Apr. 20th, 2013 10:55 am
ranuel: (Patrick's Rune)
Bombings, shootings, explosions, sink holes, earthquakes, storms, and locally the drowning of a toddler and the conviction of a home health aide for the murder of her client. This has been a defective week. I wish I had more to entertain you with this time around.
On to the links )
.
.

ranuel: (Default)

I've recently realized that I've been behind on the stuff I follow for over a year. I frantically get caught up on one thing only at the expense of letting other things fall behind and using time I should be using for more productive things.

I'd really like to try to start writing again and all too often the large unread pile facing me when I boot up the computer is an excuse not to. "I'll do that after I catch up on Twitter, after all there's a limit to how far back you can go and I wouldn't want to miss X" has become a lie I tell myself on a daily basis. After all, by the time I catch up on Twitter then I need to catch up on Tumblr and in the meantime I got update notices for stories that I really love reading and I'm two weeks behind on a comic strip I love and I haven't even opened Google Reader in a month.

Since I don't have a TARDIS I'm going to have to bite the bullet and unfollow at least a fourth of the stuff I'm following between Tumblr, Live Journal, Twitter, Blogger, and an assortment of other sites through Google Reader. Better to miss out entirely on a lot of stuff I like then to just end up getting frustrated because it backs up unread. I have several hundred fanfic update notices in my email box right now. It just took me several hours to get caught up on Twitter after a busy week and I'm still at least 3 days behind on Tumblr.

I hate this since I originally followed these blogs, twitter feeds, and Tumblr streams because I liked the stuff that was posted there or personally liked the person doing the posting and wanted to get to know them. I'm trying to ease into it and unfollow one per day until such time as I look around and find I'm managing to read all new material while occasionally having time to read some of the bookmarked backlog.

If someone reading this gets the cut, I'm sorry. It wasn't anything you did to offend. Right now if you aren't personal friend posting about your real life, someone that I have actual conversations with from time to time, someone who posts content directly relevant to my current obsessions, or someone who posts information that keeps me from being culturally illiterate then you have a chance of being unfollowed even though your stuff is really excellent. I'm reading posts about important real life events in the lives of people I actually know several months after the fact and I can't participate in a forum I'd love to be active in with several people I've met in real life because I'm constantly behind there and something has to give.

If you feel that there are other blogs I haven't cut that aren't as good as yours please don't be offended. It may just be that on any given day in the next month your post was the first I saw that didn't fall into one of those safe for now categories, or you post a lot more then they do, and they may be next. You are in good company. I've already unfollowed a well known actor who I admire and a professional journalist. Besides, I found the things I follow when they were linked or reblogged by others so there's a chance I'll still see your best stuff.

If I do unfollow you know that I'll miss your stuff and I really do wish I had a TARDIS or a Time Turner. If you happen to have a TARDIS or a Time Turner please contact me immediately.

ranuel: (Default)

I've recently realized that I've been behind on the stuff I follow for over a year. I frantically get caught up on one thing only at the expense of letting other things fall behind and using time I should be using for more productive things.

I'd really like to try to start writing again and all too often the large unread pile facing me when I boot up the computer is an excuse not to. "I'll do that after I catch up on Twitter, after all there's a limit to how far back you can go and I wouldn't want to miss X" has become a lie I tell myself on a daily basis. After all, by the time I catch up on Twitter then I need to catch up on Tumblr and in the meantime I got update notices for stories that I really love reading and I'm two weeks behind on a comic strip I love and I haven't even opened Google Reader in a month.

Since I don't have a TARDIS I'm going to have to bite the bullet and unfollow at least a fourth of the stuff I'm following between Tumblr, Live Journal, Twitter, Blogger, and an assortment of other sites through Google Reader. Better to miss out entirely on a lot of stuff I like then to just end up getting frustrated because it backs up unread. I have several hundred fanfic update notices in my email box right now. It just took me several hours to get caught up on Twitter after a busy week and I'm still at least 3 days behind on Tumblr.

 

I hate this since I originally followed these blogs, twitter feeds, and Tumblr streams because I liked the stuff that was posted there or personally liked the person doing the posting and wanted to get to know them. I'm trying to ease into it and unfollow one per day until such time as I look around and find I'm managing to read all new material while occasionally having time to read some of the bookmarked backlog.

 

If someone reading this gets the cut, I'm sorry. It wasn't anything you did to offend. Right now if you aren't personal friend posting about your real life, someone that I have actual conversations with from time to time, someone who posts content directly relevant to my current obsessions, or someone who posts information that keeps me from being culturally illiterate then you have a chance of being unfollowed even though your stuff is really excellent. I'm reading posts about important real life events in the lives of people I actually know several months after the fact and I can't participate in a forum I'd love to be active in with several people I've met in real life because I'm constantly behind there and something has to give.

 

If you feel that there are other blogs I haven't cut that aren't as good as yours please don't be offended. It may just be that on any given day in the next month your post was the first I saw that didn't fall into one of those safe for now categories, or you post a lot more then they do,  and they may be next. You are in good company. I've already unfollowed a well known actor who I admire and a professional journalist. Besides, I found the things I follow when they were linked or reblogged by others so there's a chance I'll still see your best stuff.

If I do unfollow you know that I'll miss your stuff and I really do wish I had a TARDIS or a Time Turner. If you happen to have a TARDIS or a Time Turner please contact me immediately.

 

 

ranuel: (Default)
When LJ did its last update I could finally get it to load on my computer at home without hitting refresh multiple times and disabling Java. I spent a couple of weekends working my way through backlogged update notices and cleared a couple of hundred items out of my overstuffed Gmail inbox.

And then Firefox updated and I'm back where I started.

/sigh/


Read more... )
ranuel: (Default)
Oops is a thread I started at WASIF a long while back in which we post, okay it's mostly been me but others have contributed, factual errors we find in fiction.

Why bother?

Because maybe someone will read it and avoid making the same mistake, or else be made more aware of the importance of research. One glaring error can completely destroy suspension of disbelief and ruin an otherwise great story for a reader. Every single professional writer I've heard speak on the subject has been firm that it is important to do your research and if you have to bend the truth to fit your story then at least you know what you are doing, and why, and can either do it in a subtle way, or warn your readers going in.

Anyway, I'm going to start crossposting these and will add them to the reference library because I think that this will fit in.

In other library news, [profile] iniondia has offered to write up some entries to be included. I'm looking forward to seeing what resources she has gathered being more of an information pack rat than I am. Since I can't cross reference to her journal she's going to post to WASIF and I'm going to copy/paste the entries into posts here so they can be cataloged. Her life is pretty hectic right now so no idea when the "guest posts" will start.

Profile

ranuel: (Default)
ranuel

April 2017

S M T W T F S
      1
234567 8
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 02:41 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios