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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Quick takes 
29th-Mar-2013 11:28 am
* Went to BARCC's 40th anniversary celebration last night! Saw a bunch of people I haven't seen in ages, and it provoked a lot of thoughts on how I can continue to fight sexual violence in a way that best utilizes my skillset without exhausting all of my spoons. So so many thoughts. That I'm not yet able to articulate. Story of my life.

* I have new glasses! They are weird! I'm adjusting to them. They're bigger and differently-shaped than my last pair, so they're touching different parts of my face and also my visual field is different. I wear multifocals, so if you see me in the next few days, you may notice me tilting my head around like a bird to figure out where my focus zones are. I'm also in that "is this the right prescription? Am I eyestraining? Am I overthinking this?" stage.

* BARCC Walk for Change is next weekend and you should GO SPONSOR ME RIGHT NOW please and thank you.

* BPAL reviews!
Belgian Chocolate, Honey, Cubeb Berries, Black Mission Fig & Avocado
In bottle: UNF. I... wow. Okay. Chocolate-covered fig with a kick of spice from the cubeb.
On me: The honey coils up around the chocofiggygoodness. Avocado is.... there's something vegetal there that complicates the scent. It may be taking over a little too much. Will check back on it. If the avocado recedes, I may want a bottle; if not, an imp should do it. *recheck* It is all avocado. ARGH. EDIT: No! It loops back around to the cubeb kick! Yes. Love.

Dark Chocolate with Merlot-Infused Black Cherries and Star Anise
On me: Ooooh, weird. The merlot grounds everything pretty steadily. The anise is no longer screaming. Instead of chocolate, I swear I'm getting something dark wood - mahogany? Is that just the deepened cherry influence? Way more complex and wearable than I'd've thought from the bottle-sniff. Synesthesia Lass note: it smells hollow and slightly rounded, like the interior body of an instrument. EDIT: Apparently this scent drives Judah absolutely wild to the point where I had to leave the room to keep him from being late to a meeting, so I am totally getting a bottle of this.

Elayna has a half-day today, so today is for non-writing work. Which I nonetheless have to get to!
29th-Mar-2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
Synesthesia: I'm working on describing synesthetic characters' perceptions. Do you have any advice handy? (I have several forms of synesthesia myself.)

Tangent: I'm on the verge of writing a not-too-explicit sex scene in which one of the two people has four breasts. I don't expect you to have suggestions on this :)
2nd-Apr-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
Hm. Decide what types of synesthesia they have and stay consistent! If you're describing types of synesthesia you yourself don't have, there are probably people online who have it and have described it....
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