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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Monday Monday 
30th-Apr-2012 10:55 am
Hearth
Progress
Painted the foyer and half the stairwell teal on Saturday; yes, it was dry before the concert. (Which was awesome!) Yesterday, Judah built two more bookcases, and we shelved all the anthologies (seven boxes)! We only have six more book boxes left. Judah's going to build a custom super-low-and-long bookcase to go under the living room windows, and we'll be getting three-shelf bookcases to go in front of the fireplace. With another two-shelf bookcase in the craft room, we should be able to keep all of the fiction on the main floor!

That said, does anyone have an old two-shelf bookcase? The craft room is a sunroom, so we're using two-shelf bookcases in there so's not to block the windows. The other bookcases are white, but I can deal with them not matching.

Nifty Project!
off_coloratura is crowdfunding her first album! Read all about it here and here, and then go kick in some money! I would love to see this project happen. :) 10 days left! Act now!

Oh, that's what that is.
I have identified a commonality among some men who are interested in dating me until they're not. This is the product of years of research that I didn't know I was doing. It is retroactive pattern-matching.

I attract Manic Pixie Dream Girl Hunters.

I have been told that I can be mistaken for a MPDG at first glance. (I do not consider this a compliment.) It is true that I'm quirky! I wear glitter and silly socks! But no. After knowing me for a bit, it becomes clear that I am not there to MPDG-up your life. And that is when the MPDG Hunter catches sight of a MPDG and runs over and adopts her as his muse and glittering starshine, and I'm like "well, that happened." I have been hurt by this sometimes! But learning to spot it helps. Does this person want me? Or a MPDG? Because if they want a MPDG, I am so not the person for them. :)

If I was a trope, mind you, I would be an Action Mom.

Today
I'm putting the house back together from house concert + hosting four guests, and planning the week out for everyone. Monday is do-everything day so the rest of the week can be wriing days.

How's by you?
Comments 
30th-Apr-2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
How was the concert? I'm sorry to have had to miss it.
30th-Apr-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
How's by you?

Manic for singing "Hal an Tow", the Padstow May "Day Song" and the Hymnus Eucharisticus.
30th-Apr-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
I'm going to read the rest of the tropes thing. That looked interesting!

As for me, it's the last week of classes, so it's seeing people that will be leaving all too soon.

And job hunting.
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30th-Apr-2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
I'm still sorry I missed the concert, but (a) I had a very good Penguicon and (b) Boskone just announced next year's Featured Filker--and it's Heather. I approve. :-)
30th-Apr-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for linking to the Tropes site; I have now laughed myself silly while identifying people in my life. I'm stumped to ID my ex, though; somewhere between "Casanova Wannabe" and "Handsome Lech" but more icky.

Holy Shit, I think I've spent some time being "The Woman Wearing The Queenly Mask" and I know damned well that I've been "High Queen". The really, really miserable thing for me is that my real name IS Mary Sue. No shit. I recently brought a geek party to giggling-on-the-floor by letting that factoid be known.
30th-Apr-2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Never heard the phrase "Magic Pixie Dream Girl," but I've definitely seen the archetype.

My novel in progress has a magic pixie girl, but she's not a love interest for the male lead, so I hope that's OK. For a while I was thinking of writing in a music producer who hits on her unsuccessfully, but he never materialized. Instead, she's been getting into a strange and completely unexpected flirtation with another peripheral character who's around 40 years her senior.

And out of nowhere, I must have been checking the Internet while half asleep, because until I stepped away and came back to typing, I thought I was responding to a post by stillnotbored. Now (sorry to say) the being mistaken for MPDG makes a lot more sense.
30th-Apr-2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Hee! I used to attract TONS of MPDG hunters when I was younger. The writing did eighty-five percent of it - funny how confessionalism works - and the thrift store goth thing did the rest. Except I don't fix people through charming quirk, so those relationships always went sour eventually.

(I don't get that vibe from you in person at all, but I basically never see you in host or show runner modes.)

Edited at 2012-04-30 07:20 pm (UTC)
30th-Apr-2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
Hm, now there's an intriguing idea for a meme: ten tropes that describe you.
1st-May-2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
Oh dear lord, I can so see how you would attract MPDG hunters. (I know you don't consider that a compliment, but I consider it more a case of their heuristic being flawed in an unsurprising way.)
1st-May-2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
HOLY MOLY. I followed the link straight to trope gold! Thank you, I am loving reading about the MPDG. I'm totally that girl for many people, and I don't mind. It works for me really well. Wish I got to have the hair dye, though.
2nd-May-2012 04:07 am (UTC)
I am shocked, shocked! to hear that you attract such.
2nd-May-2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
Ugh, to the MPDG hunters. That is just impossible not to parse as "make my life interesting for me so I don't have to do it myself" to me. Adventurous-lazy.
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