Just received confirmation that Hawkeye: Volume 1 is being shipped to me! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society came on Monday. There will be lots of book love in my mail. :D
Hawkeye: Volume 1 is also sold out at the Chapters/Coles/Indigo website, which is impressive when you consider the fact that it's the main chain of bookstores across Canada. I'm glad I pre-ordered it when I did. I don't know if Marvel knew it was going to be this popular, or if it was just a thought of "keep the first printing small because we don't know how successful this will be." I also couldn't find Hawkeye issue 1 in the comic book stores about a week after it was released, which disappointed me, but may have been a clue as to how popular and anticipated this series was.
I just finished this one today, and it already holds a special place in my heart. It's one of the few books I would take as a physical copy with me to England (the others are Going Bovine and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray and the Princess Bride by William Goldman).
I just finished rewatching the pilot ep of Firefly, so I'm feeling confident about starting my story. Would someone be willing to beta for me? It's the life of Zoe Washburne, and it will be 5000 words, minimum. If you could let me know, that would be great.
So I signed up for heroinebigbang, and I'm quite excited. A mini bang is 5000 words, and a full bang is 15 000 words minimum, and the only rule is that it has to be a main female character. I've decided to write about the life of Zoe Washburne from Firefly, and I'm quite excited at the length of my rough outline. Although to be fair, my Torchwood fic outline was way shorter initially, and it turned out to be over 17 000 words. We'll see how this goes.
So, I think I have an idea for heroinebigbang: the life of Zoe Washburn from childhood up to Serenity and beyond. I just have to see if I can brainstorm more ideas for this than the tentative summary. I have no idea how long it will be, but I can easily see it becoming 15 000+ if I put enough detail into it.
I've had a very active muse in the past couple days. It's given me a couple different ideas and I'm thinking of a few more. I kind of want to write a bunch of fics about strong female characters from the books/TV shows/movies I've read/seen and do snapshots into their lives. It doesn't have to be during the canon timeline, but before or after.
But I still have a Bruce/Natasha fic from this summer that I should probably finish going over so I can post it.
Okay, so I have some questions. I would like to start making icons/gif sets, particularly from Firefly (I just rewatched Out of Gas and I have an urge to icon/gif the whole ep), although other fandoms are taking my fancy as well (hello, Mitchell and Being Human). I'm just wondering how I could get started with it. I downloaded Gimp, because I don't want to spend the money on Photoshop, and I know I would have to get a Photobucket account or something similar in order to upload my photos to the internet.
I don't have a lot of experience with icon making or gif sets. The most high-tech my icons get are screen caps taken by me on my iPhone (because I'm a good little scientist and am terrified of copyright issues and plagiarism) from my DVD, uploaded to my laptop, and adjusted slightly in Preview on my Mac. I haven't done anything more fancy than that, and any help that people could give would be very welcoming.
**WARNING: I ramble around in circles in this post because I'm tired. Hopefully it makes sense.**
So I've been wanting to move to England for two years for a while, and one of my friends decided that she wants to go as well, and we convinced another friend of ours to come with us. It felt like my friends made the decision really easily, but I was struggling with the decision, to the point that I was stressing out about it (between school, work, and this decision, I've chewed my fingernails down to nothing).
My mum and step-dad always try and be the voices of reason for me, and try hard to keep my feet firmly on the ground, as I can be a bit of a dreamer at times. They were the devil's advocate in my head while I was making this decision. I also talked with my trainer at my practicum about the possibility of finding work in England with what I'm doing for my job, and they brought up some really good points as well.
After weighing all the factors, I've made a decision: I'm not moving to England. There's no point in me moving there right now, and I should have gone when I was younger, but I wasn't emotionally mature enough to do so. Right now I just want to settle down into a career here, pay off my student loan by the end of the year, and move out. I feel like I'm ready to do that now, and my friends are still not quite at the wanting to grow up stage. It's weird feeling like I'm the most mature one, because usually I don't.
Still, I want to go back and visit England and the UK for a month in the undefined future, I just don't think I'll ever live there, and that's okay.
I finally have a rough outline for my Secret Santa fic. Hopefully I'll be able to write my rough draft either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how tired I am from work. Ink voices, if you could be on stand by for beta, that would be fabulous. I am determined to get this fic written.