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The Misadventures of DW~

Want to know the progress of some old works? Want to know what's in store to come? Or even want to just know how my life in general is going? Check here!

I'm Still Kicking...Mainly Myself, But Whatever

dark_wing19 Saturday September 22, 2018

As the title says, I'm still around...though I haven't really been writing. Besides working, I've mainly been reading, playing video games, and crocheting. Some friends introduced me to a really cute game on Steam called "Stardew Valley." It's about being a farmer and growing crops, raising animals, and building relationships with the villagers. I enjoy it. It's fun. 

I'd like to say that I'll be active here pretty soon, but that would be a lie. I'm going through things right now and haven't really sat down to write anything in a few months. I've jotted down plenty of ideas, but haven't written anything. The problem with most of my ideas is that I want to make them one-shots, but then I get more ideas for it and becomes more of a chaptered story. Or I'll just have to really apply myself and just make myself cut it down to a one-shot...a really, really long one-shot. Meh. I dunno.

Right now I'm at an impasse with my job. Not really excited about it or the people I'm working with. It's not that they're bad people, per se. It's more that they're unreliable. Not saying I don't have any faults, but it's discouraging when you feel like the glue holding everything together and have to remember everything for everyone. It's a possibility that I might be getting a transfer back to my hometown--back to my friends and the possibility of doing something other than merchandising. Merchandising can be fun, and it's something I'm good at. On the other hand, it's become stale and well...boring. I've been doing it for nine years. I'd like to broaden my horizons, so to speak. We'll see though. I don't know what that district manager has planned. 

I'll try to devote some time to writing. Or at least trying. 

Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That...

dark_wing19 Tuesday April 10, 2018

Welp, here I am again...with nothing new to update. I've written out the full plot to my Xanxas sequel. Uh, haven't done much in the way of writing for it though. I'm discovering that I need to trim my nails shorter before I'll be able to type for it though...my nails are kind of too long to be typing on a laptop with. Found one of my old flash drives the other night. Went through it and cringed at all the random stories and old RPs I had with people. Total fun going through it, by the way. 

 

To be completely honest, I just haven't been in the mood to write lately. We've had a lot of changes and important visits at work, so I haven't been able to really get in the groove of writing. I need quiet to write, and I just don't get enough of it at home. But speaking of work, we had a recent manager change. Like, the store manager is still the same, but one of the assistants got a promotion and was transferred out. The replacement assistant manager I've worked with before when I substituted at another store. I wasn't impressed. Don't get me wrong, she's fun to talk to and stuff, but she only does hard work if she's asked to do it or forced to. She doesn't take initiative. And the other assistant that works with me, (there are three assistants in my store) well he's been lacking lately too. I think he's been going through stuff at home, but it's unfortunately showing at work. It just means that I have more work to do...*sigh*

 

I'll be taking a vacation in about two weeks though. Hopefully I'll be able to get some creative juices flowing by then. Guess we'll see when the time comes.

PSA: Please Don't Eat the Tide Pods...

dark_wing19 Thursday January 18, 2018

As the title says, please don't eat the Tide Pods...it's unbecoming and has me concerned about the future. If you must do a challenge, just do the Ice Bucket Challenge. At least that's for a good cause. (Though I will admit that all the memes about this Tide Pod thing are hilarious) /end of PSA

In other news, I'm not dead, so that's a thing. Though my absence here may make it seem like it. I'm struggling to finish my review for work. So here's the thing with my work review--as managers, we do "self reviews," which I think is absolutely stupid, but whatever. Anyway, we have to do these reviews based on the store stats over the year. And we have to make it sound good on paper of how we achieved those stats. Now, had the year been successful, then it'd be an easy feat. However, sales have been declining due to a number of things at my store. So I have to try and make crap sound decent. 

All in all, I have no desire to write my review. I mean, I have three of the modules done with only one left, but ugh. I can't even force myself to make crap up. And it's due tomorrow. Well Saturday. But still. 

Now. Other reason for my lack of writing and posting--I've been playing Final Fantasy 14, which is a MMO. I'm captivated, unfortunately. But it's fun! 

Then there's the issue of not seeming to find a quiet place to write. Well that's a lie. I do have quiet places, but it's more than likely I'll get bothered while there. And the noise from the other room with distract me. And a certain person seems to be fond of talking to me and distracting me from anything that needs my focus, but I digress. 

I still have plans to write my Xanxas sequel--that much is for sure. After that I'll be working on my Gundam Wing story. (I have to keep reminding myself of what I have planned, sadly.)

Welp, I guess that'll end this blog post for now. Hopefully I'll get stuff written and start posting again soon.

Ciao! 

In the Home Stretch...

dark_wing19 Tuesday December 26, 2017

Hey! Merry Christmas and all that holiday jazz to everyone! (Well, belated by now, but whatever~) Anyhoo, I hope everyone had a great holiday time. Worked drained the life out of me for the most part, but I'm alive. Now that Christmas is over, it's now on to New Years and inventory. Just this week and next and then I can beg for a vacation. (I actually don't have to beg--I just have to say when I'm taking a vacation before the next month's schedule gets posted.) And with a vacation comes excessive writing! Yay~

Good news is that I FINALLY got my new laptop! I'm so excited. Mainly I'll be using it for writing, but it's also a gaming laptop. It's purdy :3

Okay, on to my projects. As for "The Heart Wants What It Wants," I think I've finally decided on a plotline for the story. It certainly took me long enough and like, three different times trying to write it, but I think I finally have a plot thought out and a storyline to follow. Well for the most part. The main plot yes, the small stuff I'll probably make up as I go. (As per usual.)

Other than that, guys, I don't really have much going on. Probably won't get much updated or posted until after Jan 5th. (That's inventory day.) After that, everything should befor the most partback to normal. 

Talk to you guys later~

Walking in a winter wonderland...well, sort of.

dark_wing19 Monday December 11, 2017

A specticle happened here in Texas last Thursday--it snowed! Not that I could enjoy it...or even look at it. I was working. And it only snowed like...an inch? Lol. Nothing spectacular. But apparently it's enough to make everyone go psycho. Other than that, a few new things!

Chopped off my nails. I know, I was so sad about it. But then again, I use acrylics, so I can always just make them longer again if I  want to. Though, it is definitely much easier to type with shorter nails. (They're gold with green holly! I'm so festive~)

Bought a new microphone. Though no one would really know what I would use it for, so it's more or less just a random blurb that I'm sharing with y'all. 

I'm getting a new laptop for Christmas! Yayness, right? Don't get me wrong, love my desktop, but it's annoying to have to sit in a chair for hours on end and be uncomfortable. Not to mention it's a pain in the ass to try and concentrate on writing when there's the boyfriend in the background yelling at the stupid people in his game. Ya know, gamer life.

Coming along nicely with the outline of my Xanxus sequel. A main plot outline is starting to come together decently enough. Though it's still being a pain in the ass...and it's making my story longer than what I had anticipated it being. I've changed my mind so much with what I want to happen in that story. First I wanted it to just be a one-shot, then it morphed into at least ten chapters, and now it's turning into something more or less closer to twenty or so chapters. I hate making my creative juices overwork sometimes...but I enjoy it and it's easier to deal with than overworking myself at work~

Okami HD comes out tomorrow! Woohoo! Man, I LOVE that game! And it's being rereleased for the PS4 and I'm going to play the shit out of that game for the eighth time! xD No regrets.

Participating in the anon fic trade. I'm kind of excited for it! Though I can't really think of a good story with what I've been given, but I'm sure something will hit me in a day or two. It usually does. 

I kinda want to do more fictrades again. I used to do them all the time back in the day. But it seems most of the crowd I traded with has become inactive. Bleh. We'll see. Maybe I'll try to revive it after the holidays. I'll be sure to take plenty of vacation time. Lol.

Other than that, I don't really have much else going on here. Besides playing video games and neglecting to do laundry...because it's cold...and my washer and dryer are in the garage...which is equally as cold. 

 

So until later~

Ciao!

Oh the Holidays...and Long Nails

dark_wing19 Friday December 1, 2017

Oh my freaking God. Ugh. Retail and the holidays suck!

Okay, a little backtracking to give some backstory. Hit it~ *hits rewind button*

For those that don't happen to already know, I work in retail. Not only do I work in retail, but I'm a manager in said retail business. Well assistant manager. Have been for the past two and a half years. I also work on average 45 hours a week. Yay. So much fun.

Okay, forward now~ *hits forward button*

Here we are, the beginning of December, and I have a stockroom full of merchandise. Why? Because we get seven trucks a week that seem to be consisting of five to nine pallets a day. Normally that wouldn't be a problem, but we were all told that apparel freight was going to be slowing down to allow more space for gift giving product. Well guess what? They freaking lied. I have apparel running out of my ears and piling up in my stockroom. Not only that, but just about all other merchandise as well because I simply don't have the room on the sales floor. I'm being sent more freight than is being sold. *sigh*

Oh, and I have my RVP coming next week. orz

But, you know, no stress.

 

In other news, I've slowly been getting back into the writing scene. I literally haven't written in like two years prior to like two weeks ago. So let's look at some updates!

A Lovers' Quarrel (KHR)
OMG FINALLY FREAKING FINISHED!! Felt like it took me forever. Probably because it literally did.

'Tis The Season (OHSHC)
Not gonna lie, just haven't been feeling the vibe for Ouran latley. *shrugs* May update something during December just because it's around the holidays that the booklet takes place.

Childhood Stories (KHR)
Still plan on adding to this! I enjoy retelling fables. It just takes some motivation...and the right story.

Endless Possibilities (KHR)

Honestly, I have to find my notes for all the stories I had lined up and the people who made requests. Heh, oops.


Let Me Be Your Wings (GW)

Okay, so this one I honestly wanted to work on completing next, but the GW bug hasn't hit me yet. It's still stuck on KHR Not only that, but I wanted to get the sequel to Caught in the Cradle posted and finished. Wanted to keep my mind focused on one story at a time. But I do plan on working on it and finishing it!

Taming the Bronco (KHR)
Honestly, I'm probably never going to finish or revise this story. I had wanted to, but I just don't see it happening anytime soon. :/ 

Wonderful, Whimsical, Weird? (KHR)
Jut like with EP, I have to find my notes and what I had planned. And more importantly, the order that stories were requested. 

 

Other than that, there are only two stories that are new and in the works that I want to post. 

The Heart Wants What It Wants (KHR)
Sequel to Caught in the Cradle. I have honestly had the hardest time deciding what to do with this story. I've started writing three different things with three different plots and nothing is sticking solidly yet. *sigh* So I think I'm going to try and do a mesh of the three. Some aspects from each and see how that turns out. Then I can't decide if I want to include canon events or not. I'm usually not any good at that sort of thing because my memory sucks. 

Marry Me (KHR)
Honestly, this one just hit me in the butt a few days ago. I heard a song and instantly wanted to write something for it. And then I wanted to punch myself in the face for thinking about adding to my work load. 

 

Aaaaaaaand that's about it in a nutshell. 

Oh, and typing with nails sucks. v.v For the past two years, I've gotten used to having long nails. Can't really have them long if I want to type on a keyboard...*heavy sigh*



I need a vacation.